Gas Lipstick - Launches New Band


After HIM broke up, two former members, Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) have joined forces with ex-Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelävuori and Polanski singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen in a new band called Flat Earth. Flat Earth is recording its debut album at Finnvox in Helsinki with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, who has previously worked with HIM, Amorphis, The 69 Eyes and Apocalyptica, among others.

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Flat Earth is "anything but your run-of-the-mill 'supergroup," according to a press release. "The fearsome foursome is an ideal amalgamation of love for music, every bandmember's unique skillset and battle-tested charisma, completed with a dynamic of a band that has been playing together for aeons.

"The audible musical signposts point to the heydays of alternative rock, take a nonchalant bow to the forefathers of all things heavy with a pinch of wistful psychedelia," the press release continues. "Magnetically melodic, playful, exhilaratingly unconstrained and thoroughly permeated by vocalist Anthony's passionately melancholic overtones, Flat Earth delivers in the same parcel both the beauty and the beast.

"Gas and Niclas's robust-yet-subtle rhythmic dynamic work pave the perfect runway for Linde's guitar solos to freewheel and Anthony's maudlin-yet-contemplative singing that gives the band's sound a tint of mawkish desperation that sets them apart from any other band you've heard."



Source: flatearth.band
Band profile: HIM
 
Posted: 15.02.2018 by Bad English


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15.02.2018 - 13:06
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Good lord, what kind of name is 'Gas Lipstick'?
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15.02.2018 - 13:09
Cassian
Should I expect some kind of music midway between HIM and Amorphis?
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20.03.2020 - 11:31
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Tage Westerlund
HIM mastermind Ville Valo has returned with what appears to be a solo project simply called VV.

Valo has just released a three-song EP called "Gothica Fennica Vol. 1". The effort, which bears a strong musical resemblance to HIM, features the following tracks: "Salute The Sanguine", "Run Away From The Sun" and "Saturnine Saturnalia".

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/hims-ville-valo-is-back-with-gothica-fennica-vol-1-ep/
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22.03.2020 - 19:23
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Tage Westerlund
FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official lyric video for its new single, "Draining By Your Flame". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's upcoming second album, due in the fall.

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24.03.2020 - 10:53
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Bad English on 20.03.2020 at 11:31

HIM mastermind Ville Valo has returned with what appears to be a solo project simply called VV.

Valo has just released a three-song EP called "Gothica Fennica Vol. 1". The effort, which bears a strong musical resemblance to HIM, features the following tracks: "Salute The Sanguine", "Run Away From The Sun" and "Saturnine Saturnalia".

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/hims-ville-valo-is-back-with-gothica-fennica-vol-1-ep/


To me it sounds as rip of of his infernal majesty, a man in mid age crises. Band dsont work, well its still old vibe, old sad, melanholic, I am sorry , but I can not get girl sorrow story as HIM was. Just new music, new lyrics.It did not worked for me here.
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