Two weeks ago, Finland's experimental anti-traditionalists unleashed 'Uusi teknokratia', the first single off their new album 'Mestarin kynsi', out on April, 17th. Today, ORANSSI PAZUZU have released a hypnotic music video for the song. Check it out here:
The band states, "The video Zev Deans made captures the paranoid vibe of the track and expands it further by adding a whole new visual realm into it. An apocalyptic vision that leaves no other choice but to obey.”
'Uusi teknokratia' was directed by Zev Deans, produced by Rachel Kitson. Ryan Michael Kelly shot the video with executive producer Noah Young and associate producer Daniel Litt, starring Leslie Barany and Johnny Scuotto. Rachel Kitson and Zev Deans were responsible for the production design, Christine Snider for the talent management and Madeline Quinn for the VFX assistance.
Stream or download 'Uusi teknokratia' here:
Preorder 'Mestarin Kynssi' here:
'Mestarin kynssi' will be available as CD, 2LP Black Vinyl and 2LP Gold Vinyl.
The band has also announced some new European tour dates. Join ORANSSI PAZUZU at their outstanding performances at festivals in Summer 2020 or on their 'New Technocracy' tour together with STURLE DAGSLAND as supporting act.
ORANSSI PAZUZU live:
Doomstar Bookings and FlyingFox AB present:
11.06. PL Kraków - Mystic Festival
26. - 28.06. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
16. – 19.07. DE Crispendorf – Chaos Descents Festival
19. – 22.08. HU Mátra-Sástó – Fekete Zaj Festival
19. – 22.08. RO Alba Iulia – Dark Bombastic Evening
'New Technocracy Tour'
w/ Sturle Dagsland
27.09. DE Leipzig – UT Connewitz
28.09. CZ Prague - Futurum
29.09. DE Hamburg – Logo
30.09. SE Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
01.10. DK Copenhagen – Vega
02.10. NL Sneek – Het Bolkwerk
03.10. BE Brussels – Magasin 4
04.10. NL Utrecht – De Helling
05.10. UK London – The Underworld
06.10. FR Rennes – Antipode MJC
07.10. FR Paris – Petit Bain
08.10. FR Toulouse – Metronum
13.10. FR Lyon – CCO
14.10. CH Martigny – Les Caves Du Mandir
15.10. CH Winterthur – Gaswerk
16.10. AT Vienna – Arena
17.10. IT Milano – Legend Club
18.10. DE Karlsruhe - Jubez
Uncovering the intensity and the metal inherent in non-metal, the avant-garde and anti-traditionalist inclinations of Finland’s ORANSSI PAZUZU have always had transcendental goals at heart. Inking a deal with German-based industry giants Nuclear Blast, ORANSSI PAZUZU subvert the idea of world domination to open a conceptual discourse on indoctrination and propaganda itself. Their psychological nightmare evolves a philosophical and earnest tone, where occult future meets troubled reality.
As “Oranssi”, meaning “orange” in their native Finnish language, is the colour of cosmic energy and “Pazuzu” is the ancient Mesopotamian demon of the wind, their swirling kaleidoscope of psychedelia has blown through the underground to redefine boundaries ever since their inception in 2007.
Jun-His: “We definitely wanted to look for new horizons, but on the other hand continue something we began building already on 'Värähtelijä'. Some big influences were electro albums that inspired an idea about having a song that would travel through different kinds of portals whilst being mutilated and mutated by the new environment.”
On 'Mestarin kynsi', the doors of perception are not only evoked but off their hinges. Working again with their co-producer Julius Mauranen, who also helped craft their acclaimed 2018 Roadburn Festival commissioned, WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA collaboration live show/album 'Syntheosis', in their home-city of Tampere, Finland, the familiarity served a greater purpose towards the evolution of the album. As singer/guitarist Jun-His puts it, “there is a city heart pumping on this album somewhere”.