Finnish cinematic metal icons, Dark Sarah, have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. Over the course of eight years and three epically conceptualized albums, the band has proven their standing in the scene. As a classically-educated opera singer and experimental performer, Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn), created her alter ego with Dark Sarah and fascinates listeners with their talent for unique soundscapes in symbiosis with truly magical worlds.
Known for their incredible storytelling that coalesces perfectly into an unbreakable bond with their music, Dark Sarah are ready to start a new, mesmerizing journey with Napalm Records and their brand new upcoming epos, “Grim,” hitting stores on July 17.
Heidi Parviainen on the signing: “We are very happy and excited to start a new era in our band’s history and to start collaborating with Napalm Records, one of the biggest metal labels in the world! After working as an independent band for many years, we have got a good view on that path – both in good and bad. This is a new opportunity for us, which we´ll welcome with open arms!”
Dark Sarah start an astonishing new fairytale-like storyline with their fourth studio album, “Grim.” The beguiling new dimension, coalescing between crystal-clear vocals and propulsive hardness, draws you into the tempestuous maelstrom of their horror fantasy theme. Introducing the new protagonist Luna, the band invites you to their mythical world of orbs, ravens, rabbit-headed people and Mörk, that’ll wrap you up in a surreal dreamscape.
Starting off with ‘My Name is Luna’, characterized by the sonorous orchestral arrangement and its captivating spiritual atmosphere, the listener gets directly involved into the magic of Grim’s arcane fantasy. ‘Melancholia’ transports you further into the depths of the imagination: The dark, gloomy epos is led by harsh rhythmical structures coalescing with descending key patterns that frame its musical aesthetics. Heidi’s vigorous, yet melancholic soprano-like voice suffuses the rough soundscapes and merges with a glacial narrative. The protagonist, Luna, gains the magical power to see her past by a blue orb, helping her to reflect all occurrences and unveil the truth of why her heart was frozen.
Opening with a threatening, horror-esque intro, leading throughout ‘All Ears!’, the tremendous musical energy of marching rhythms paired with Heidi’s blandishing vocals and the frightening story, unite into an indestructible alliance of electricity: Luna casts a compelling spell over the citizens of Grim. As mighty as no one could have imagined, she rises, forming an army marching against their conjoint enemy – Mörk.
The overwhelming intensity of Dark Sarah’s masterfully told cinematic metal saga sends shivers down your spine and takes possession of heart and soul, while leaving you with pure emotions. Grim flourishes with its full magnitude, unfolding its potential with every very second.
Pre-order “Grim” here.
Dark Sarah‘s latest album “The Golden Moth” was released on September 21st via Inner Wound Recordings.
“The Golden Moth” is the last part of the first Dark Sarah trilogy (The Chronicles). The trilogy tells about Dark Sarah‘s travel through three worlds: The Middle World (“Behind The Black Veil” album), The Underworld (“The Puzzle” album) and The Upper World (“The Golden Moth” album).
Our review for “The Golden Moth” can be found here.
Dark Sarah official line up: Heidi Parviainen (as Dark Sarah) – vocals, JP Leppäluoto (as Dragon) – vocals, Erkka Korhonen – guitar, Sami Salonen – guitar, Rude Rothstén – bass, Thomas Tunkkari – drums.