Noisey is now streaming the entire Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta full-length by Helsinki, Finland hardcore punk warriors, KOHTI TUHOA, ahead of the LP’s North American release through Southern Lord in November.
Recorded in May 2017 at V.R. Studio in Turku, Finland, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta was engineered by Jussi Vuola, mixed by Jussi Vuola and KOHTI TUHOA, mastered and cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting, and finalized with artwork by returning artist Jaakko Karjula. The album crushes twelve relentless tracks of socio-political unrest, including a cover of Painajainen’s “Saatanan Lampaat.”
Alongside an interview with KOHTI TUHOA, Noisey refers to the band as, “a crucial new voice in Finnish hardcore,” praising of their sound, “the quartet delivers an acerbic old-school punch with enough of an angular edge to keep things sounding violently fresh.”
Unleash KOHTI TUHOA’s Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta at Noisey RIGHT HERE.
Southern Lord will issue Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta on LP and digital formats in North America on November 24th; find digital preorders HERE and vinyl and merch bundle options HERE. Svart Records is releasing the album in Europe.
KOHTI TUHOA just completed their first North American tour earlier this month with a run through the East Coast US and Canada. A video of the band’s entire set from their Brooklyn show was captured via Max Volume Silence, playing HERE.
KOHTI TUHOA’s 2015-issued debut LP, Rutiinin Orja, was considered by many as the most exciting hardcore punk record out of Scandinavia in ages. Their sophomore album Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta is constructed from similar building blocks of aggression based at sociopolitical injustice, but with the band’s sound taking a step further towards genre classicists such as Discharge and Disorder, not to mention classic Finnish hardcore punk acts such as Terveet Kädet, Varaus, and Riistetyt.
Stand by for new KOHTI TUHOA tour dates and more to be announced.