Former HIM members Mikko “Linde” Lindström and Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM) have joined forces with Niclas Etelävuori (ex-Amorphis) and Anttoni “Anthony” Pikkarainen (Polanski) in a new band called Flat Earth. The group are recording their debut album at Finnvox in Helsinki with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa. More info can be found HERE.
The press release said the following about the band:
“Flat Earth is anything but your run-of-the-mill ‘supergroup. The fearsome foursome is an ideal amalgamation of love for music, every bandmember’s unique skillset and battle-tested charisma, completed with a dynamic of a band that has been playing together for aeons.
The audible musical signposts point to the heydays of alternative rock, take a nonchalant bow to the forefathers of all things heavy with a pinch of wistful psychedelia,” the press release continues. “Magnetically melodic, playful, exhilaratingly unconstrained and thoroughly permeated by vocalist Anthony’s passionately melancholic overtones, FLAT EARTH delivers in the same parcel both the beauty and the beast.
“Gas and Niclas’s robust-yet-subtle rhythmic dynamic work pave the perfect runway for Linde’s guitar solos to freewheel and Anthony’s maudlin-yet-contemplative singing that gives the band’s sound a tint of mawkish desperation that sets them apart from any other band you’ve heard.”