Formed in the Summer of 2019 by Jussi Hänninen (ex-Fall Of The Leafe, ex-Unhola), AUTUMNFALL is an indirect continuation to Fall Of The Leafe’s first two melodic death/folk metal-tinged records from the late ’90s. Hänninen recruited Tero Ruohonen on vocals before a demo was recorded in late 2019 and released in the beginning of 2020. In between the recording and release, Olli Pirkkanen (Funeral Feast, Mind Abduction, ex-Faerghail, ex-Panzerkvlt, ex-Cremated live, ex-Scapes) joined the band on drums. Together the band began work on what would become their debut full-length, Ghosts Of Light.
The record was written and recorded in several locales and occasions between 2019 and 2020, and mixed and mastered by the capable hands of Eero Seppälä (Blacksmith Audio). Ghosts Of Light was released digitally in April of 2021 and will see release on CD and vinyl later this year via Transcending Records.
Comments vocalist Tero Ruohonen, “We are thrilled and honored to be signed to a label such as Transcending Records. We knew we had a good album in our hands but the amount of interest towards us was overwhelming. After careful consideration, we chose to work with Transcending and we couldn’t be happier to join their ranks.”
Adds Transcending label head Mike Ramirez, “As fans of Fall Of The Leafe, AUTUMNFALL was on our radar when they initially released their demo last year. I’d actually meant to reach out to them at that point, but things got lost in the Covid shuffle. Suddenly they had their debut album ready and we made a point to get them added to the roster.”
Stand by for further info on AUTUMNFALL in the weeks to come.
“AUTUMNFALL‘s emotive mixture of early melodic death metal and black metal with folkish melodies and ethereal atmospheres feels as nostalgic as it truly is… Ghosts Of Light, the band’s first proper album, is a living relic and a testament to Jussi Hänninen’s steadfastness to a sound he revolutionized so long ago.” – Invisible Oranges
Jussi Hänninen – all instruments
Tero Ruohonen – vocals
Olli Pirkkanen – drums