Apokalepsia was concocted, composed and performed by Hundred Headless Horsemen at Sir Näs Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The band remains anonymous, but we were joined by Mikko Suikkanen on electric violin, Saergu on modular synthesizers in “The Road” and Titus on percussion on “The Road” and “Spleen”.
The album was recorded by Valtteri Virolainen and Titus, mixed by Valtteri Virolainen and mastered by Magnus Lindberg Productions in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographer and visual artist Karl Ketamo (www.karlketamo.com) worked with us to create a visual form for our concept and produced the photographs featured in the cover art.
Apokalepsia is released by Inverse Records in collaboration with our own label Särö. The album is availble now on Bandcamp as a digital download and also in physical Compact Disc format. You can also stream the album on all major streaming platforms, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music and Amazon music.
After recovering from the shock of finding all of the dark energy that was flowing right through us and found its form as our first release one year ago, we had to try and find a reason why this overflowing stream of darkness wanted to talk through us. In an odd twist of fate, the band members received a package containing the skull of a reindeer killed by a wolverine.
The skull spoke to us, through it’s cracked and rotten form and it’s fermented smell, about the forces that our minds are unable to fathom, in the dark forests just beyond our backyards. It laughed at our fantasies of nature as a harmonious or wholesome entity and suggested instead that what we want to see as such is an intricate balance of discordant powers driven only by their will to survive. These teachings from the dead reindeer directed us to the path of discovery which ultimately lead us to the completion of our second EP called “Hexagon”.
Engineering by Thomas Mattsson and Toni Melin. Mixing and mastering by Valtteri Virolainen. Photography by Vesa Laitinen.
Performed and recorded at the HHH hideout by Hundred Headless Horsemen.
Mastered by Thomas Mattsson.
Photography and graphic design by Jukka Kiistala (www.jukkahenrijuhani.com)