Jul 022020
 

Cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah will release their new epos “Grim” in about two weeks on July 17, 2020 via Napalm Records. To lift some of the suspense, they have just released a third stunning single, ‘Illuminate’, along with a perfectly fitting music video, drawing the listener even deeper into their fairytale-like storyline of magical orbs and otherworldly magic.

Bursting with the tremendous energy of their music, Dark Sarah‘s cinematic metal hymn, ‘Illuminate’, quickly expands into a mighty summoning, enfolding its pure power in the spellbinding chorus that will send shivers down the listener’s spine.

Heidi Parviainen states: “‘Illuminate’ is the name of the second ’orb’ that the protagonist Luna finds. It is a magical purple orb to summon the powers of wind and the moon. Luna asks the moon to illuminate her and to revive her magic powers to fight against the darkness upon the city of Grim.”

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May 212020
 

Dark Sarah continue the storyline of Orbs, Mörk and mystical, rabbit-headed people with their second single, ‘All Ears!, from their upcoming album, “Grim,” to be released on July 17 via Napalm Records.

The marching rhythm of the horror-esque intro rises to an all-encompassing theme that coalesces with Heidi’s blandishing vocals and the frightening story of Grim. The official music video (directed by Markus Nieminen) and the energetic soundscapes draw its listener deeper into Dark Sarah’s magical horror fantasy world, while the story behind ‘All Ears!’ is perfectly visualized: The protagonist 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.

Heidi Parviainen states: “‘All Ears!’ is a call to unite all the people who think there is a certain power behind tales, monsters and magic! Join the coven! The narrative of ‘All Ears!’ follows the storyline of the Grim album. A powerful spell on the citizens of Grim empowers the protagonist Luna to fight against the evil monster Mörk who is terrorizing the city. The listener can also get a first glimpse of our new guest Jasse Jatala as Mörk. The whole Grim story will be released as a book at the same time as our album, so that our fans can get even more immersed in the story.”

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Apr 172020
 

Get a glimpse into the prophetic aura of the blue orb and dive into the somber twilight of another cinematic metal ode: Dark Sarah introduces the dark, gloomy epos ‘Melancholia‘, led by harsh rhythmical structures coalescing with descending key patterns that frame its musical aesthetics. This first single off their upcoming album, “Grim”, to be released on July 17, 2020 via Napalm Records, draws its listener into a magical horror fantasy world and gives a first sneak peek off their sophisticated full-length’ fabled story.

Heidi’s vigorous, yet melancholic soprano-like voice suffuses the rough soundscapes and merges with an irresistible narrative. With the help of a blue orb, the protagonist of the song, Luna, gains the magical power to see her past, helping her to reflect all occurrences and unveil the truth of why her heart had been frozen.

Heidi Parviainen states:

“‘Melancholia’ is a dark (and maybe the saddest) song on Grim, yet it is also very powerful. In my opinion, it also contains the most beautiful guitar solo of the album. ‘Melancholia’ is the name of a blue orb which provides magical powers to the protagonist Luna. In the song, Luna sees into her past through the orb and learns what has happened to her. She lives through her longings and loneliness once again.”

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Mar 262020
 

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!”

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Aug 312019
 

The Finnish cinematic metal band Dark Sarah is currently in the studio working on their fourth album – Frontwoman Heidi Parviainen (picture) checked in with the following:

Been really quiet here lately, so sorry! We are working with the upcoming album and not so much we can reveil yet, therefore not so much news to share. But we hope you are still with us cause when we start updating new album stuff -it’s a BOOOM ! In two weeks we’re shooting new promopics and atm we’re preparing the new layouts for website and store and many other ”invisible” stuff. I’m writing the new story and recordings are progressing. I’m also making new Dark Sarah jewelry and been posting few pics of the prototypes on my own social media. We’re all very anxious to tell you about the new album but SOON.

Dark Sarah is a project by Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn´s former vocalist Heidi Parviainen. She is a professional classical singer and experienced performer. During the years with Amberian Dawn, she released four studio albums and did several European tours. After parting ways with Amberian Dawn in late 2012, she started to build up her solo career. Dark Sarah became the name of her project, along the first lyrics she wrote on the album. This first song called ‘Save Me’introduces the listener to the main character Sarah, a young woman left at the altar by her husband. When she is on the verge of breaking down, something wakes up inside of her and she changes into another person; her meaner half, Dark Sarah.

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