The album is released by the Italian company “Sliptrick Records“, which operates globally, with bases in Latvia, the USA and Japan. The album will now be released initially as a digital version and possibly a physical version later this year.
About the record: The upcoming album represents our roots. We are children of the 90’s, and our influences come from the heavier and alternative rock of the time, as well as metal bands, sounds and moods. There are also lots of acid rock, goth vibes, and darker and gloomy sounds as well in the album. The album isn’t systematically a theme album, but it kind of went into that direction as we were recording it. The theme of the album is what’s happening these days inside peoples heads. Mental health problems have exploded and are affecting pretty much everyone around us. The subject is unavoidable, and there is no end to it in this crazy world. It’s also not wrong to say that the album also partly tells about us and our “paranoia” because we have been quite blue-eyed with people in our past.
About the band: Sidewalk Mafia is a blackened doom/goth metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band operates as a duo, but in a live situation, the band is a trio with a guest bassist. The band’s sound is extremely heavy and oppressive
with a low tuned guitars and a wall of sound style production, but also melodic and at the same time atmospheric. Sidewalk Mafia was founded in 2020 by vocalist/guitarist Tommi Paroles and drummer/vocalist Johannes Wolfpathon.