SVART SESSIONS: Haunted Plasma

SVART Records is at the heart of some of the most exciting and boundary pushing releases that cross our paths here at Roadburn HQ. For Roadburn Redux we’re delighted to have teamed up with the venerable label to present a handful of performances by bands that truly epitomise what the label is all about. It gives us great pleasure to introduce these bands to you, and bring them to your homes this April under the banner of Svart Sessions.

As an international premiere, Roadburn and Svart Records are proud to unveil Haunted Plasma, a power-house of futuristic synth in symbiosis with the super violence of kosmische Black Metal. Haunted Plasma is “man meets machine” in a cybernetic wasteland, set to a conceptual backdrop of William Gibson and Phillip K.Dick style mind-melt. The highly evolved creatives at the heart of Haunted Plasma’s sound, cite Terry Riley, Massive Attack, a contemporary take on Krautrock hypnosis, psychedelic Black Metal and 90s Techno, resulting in an orgy of mutant sound.

The phantoms at the beating nucleus of this unearthly machine are Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu, Grave Pleasures), Timo Kaukolampi (K-X-P, Op:l Bastards) and Tomi Leppänen (Circle, Aavikko, K-X-P), transmitting a music form evolved from a life of redefining sonic boundaries in their respective projects. Also featuring guest vocals from Mat McNerney (Hexvessel, Carpenter Brut, Beastmilk) and Ringa Manner (Ruusut, The Hearing) Haunted Plasma promises an extraterrestrial experience from some of the foremost contemporary musicians at the heart of the Finnish heavy and avant-garde musical underworld.

As they prepare to release their debut album later this year, they will be exclusively introduced to an international audience via Roadburn’s Svart Sessions.

Haunted Plasma reveals: “We are liberated futurists, embracing free-form and natural composition, mirroring the merciless forces of cosmic creation. We have a motto to stay true to our feelings, to spawn sound that’s never been heard before. Servants of music. Energising, radical and pure “

To say that we’re excited about this inspiring new band would be an understatement!

Haunted Plasma will perform at the Svart Sessions – part of Roadburn Redux which will take place between April 16-18.

Becky Laverty
Pic: Samuli Alapuranen

Date: TBA

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Type: Exclusive Sets