Helsinki, Finland based heavy/doom metal band Green King launch the second single »Where Speedian Dwells« taken from their debut album, »Hidden Beyond Time«, set to release on December 16th, 2022 via The Sign Records.
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Finland’s Green King launch the single »Where Speedian Dwells«. The single tells the true story of Green King kicking out violent nazis from their rehearsal space. A true heavy metal attack, »Where Speedian Dwells« offers thrilling guitar harmonies, chugging riffs, and gutsy vocals communicating a strong anti-nazi message.
The single is the second one leading up to Green King’s debut album »Hidden Beyond Time«, which will be released on The Sing Records on the 16th of December.
Green King explains the story behind »Where Speedian Dwells«: “This song is equally a love-letter to our old practice place called “hellhole”, and equally our antifascist anthem. Hellhole was a smelly basement complex in an old industrial building where people used to party a lot. The song is partly about that place and our love for all the drunken times we’ve spent there.
There’s a line in the song that says “hole caused”. There’s a backstory for that. One time these black metal youngsters, who had their practice room upstairs from our ‘hellhole’, asked if they could do a gig in our place. There was this huge hall in the basement next to our rehearsal rooms and they wanted to play the gig there. Of course we said yes because we wanted to hear these young dudes play black metal. However, it turned out that the audience they brought along were a bit too much into national socialism. There even was this older guy in full SS uniform. Needles to say we weren’t too happy about that and started to kick them out. Like in the movie »Anchorman«, things escalated pretty quickly. With some help from our friends in a band called Baltimor, we finally managed to kick those nazi scums out.
That incident gave this song a whole new meaning, we gave the nazis their own medicine at hellhole, the “holecaust”. The song is called »Where Speedian Dwells« because we didn’t want anyone to mix it up with the term “holocaust” so we changed the title and the lyrics. The title is also a reference to those many, many drunken nights spent in our beloved hellhole.
Long story short, this song is about kicking some nazi ass while doing drugs in hellhole. Let this song be our antifascist anthem, our own »Nazi Punks Fuck Off«.”
Inspired by many subgenres of heavy music, »Hidden Beyond Time« moves from hard hitting cuts fueled by chugging, galloping riffs that brings to mind the great metal era of the 70/80s. Relentless, stoner metal infused adrenaline shots move to more mellow, experimental tracks featuring folk inspired melodies.
With traditional heavy metal at its heart and core, »Hidden Beyond Time« sits on a foundation made of melodic dual guitar arrangements, gritty vocals and occult, mystical lyrics. This is a 34-minute-long heavy metal experience that showcases the dynamic nature of this Finnish four piece.
The album was recorded at Beach House rehearsal studio and at Dullas sauna cabin during the year 2020. Mixed by Sakke Vänttinen at Rock Alley Studio. »Hidden Beyond Time« will be released on The Sign Records December 16th.
The album will be released on vinyl, CD, and all streaming platforms.
Formed in Helsinki, Finland, as a side project to play heavy stoner music, Green King quickly developed their style into a more traditional style of heavy metal.
Drawing influences from vast history of heavy metal, Green King fills their songs with monumental riffs and colossal guitar harmonies. They have made their mark on Finnish metal underground by playing fierce live shows filled with musical mojo and speedy guitar solos.
Their first EP »Rock Alley Tapes« was released in early 2022, and it brought the band attention around Europe.
Green King’s members have long been part of the Finnish music scene, playing in bands such as Black Lizard, Rokets, United Seafood and Rusty Triggers.
Green King are:
Eliel Salomaa – Guitars and Vocals
Lauri Lyytinen – Guitars
Heikki Nyman – Bass
Otto Bigler – Drums