Finland’s avant-garde metal masters Oranssi Pazuzu has announced their new album, their fifth dubbed Mestarin kynsi, (“The Master’s Claw”), will release on April 17th via their new label, Nuclear Blast Records. Watch their new album teaser trailer now!
Preorder Mestarin Kynssi here: https://nblast.de/OP-MestarinKynsi
Mestarin Kynssi will be available as CD, 2LP Black Vinyl and 2LP Gold Vinyl.
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”.
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