Since 2009 rolled melodic metal act Nicumo are about to release their second full length album. Album is titled “Storms Arise” and it will be out on 7.7.2017 through Inverse Records.
“Storms Arise” follows band’s well reviewed debut “The End of Silence” (2013, Inverse Records) and takes a step towards even more versatile scales of music and emotions. The album contains eleven tracks with unexpected rhythmic elements which will make your head banging, while the melancholic melodies forces you to rise your fist up in the air and cry. Versatile soundscapes mesmerize the listener and takes a hold until the last note. “Storms Arise” strengthens Nicumo’s position on northern metal scene, and gives it a timeless masterpiece to keep the scene alive.
“Storms Arise” was recorded and mixed at Joshua Music -studios during 2016 by Olli Tainio from Lucky Punk Productions, who has worked as an mixing, recording and an assistant engineer in various projects such as Callisto, SAKIA and his own band Blind Architect. Mastered by Svante Forsbäck (e.g. Amorphis, Volbeat, Apocalyptica, Rammstein). The cover arts designed by Hannu Karppinen.
The band released a single "Death, Let Go" on April 27th 2017 and it's available for purchase on Amazon, or check out the music video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/JnOLuP27lhY
01. The Dawn
02. Old World Burning
03. Beyond Horizon
04. Unholy War
05. Death, Let Go
08. If This Is Your God, I Don't Need One
11. Dream Too Real
Hannu Karppinen - Vocals
Atte Jääskelä - Guitars
Tapio Anttiroiko - Guitars
Sami Kotila - Bass
Aki Pusa - Drums
Initiated by guitarist Atte Jääskelä in Northern Finland during 2007. After a few transformations, in 2009 the band found a definitive direction with a new line up, and began to use the name NICUMO. Incredibly strong vocals by Hannu Karppinen, lively, heavy rhythm section by Sami Kotila (bass) And Aki Pusa (drums), recognizable emotional guitar melodies with strong riffs by Atte Jääskelä and phenomenally rambling solos by Tapio Anttiroiko provides a musical mixture that is worth to hear.
After two EPs: “Close Our Eyes For Good” (2010) and “Scars & Glassy Eyes” (2011), Nicumo released their debut album “The End Of Silence” (2013, Inverse Records). Appropriately named debut reached a 24th place on The Official Finnish Charts on it’s first week and proved to be a critical success in all reviews published.
After the End Of Silence, Nicumo has noted in metal underground and the band has played dozes of gigs in six different countries for growing audiences. Touring has increased the band technically and musically to band which has even more to offer. And finally, after a long creation process Nicumo will publish an second album during 2017
Nicumo’s music has its roots in melodic metal, but the style today has taken many fearless sidesteps to another genres. Due the bands home region, north is the strongest unifying element you can hear in Nicumo’s music. The strength in the band’s music is versatility, from very punchy pop-rock to more progressive and even mesmerizing vibrations and all the way back to straight death metal.