Skein: Distances

Distances is a five-piece thematic release by the Finnish metal quintet Skein.
The music will be released during July of 2020, one part per week, with music videos.
Music by Skein Lyrics by Juha Höyssä Produced by Tuomas Kokko Recorded, engineered and mixed by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios, Vaajakoski, Finland Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Additional keyboards by Tuomas Kokko Cello by Katri Antikainen Photography by Mikko Henrik Huotari Cover design by Juha Höyssä

Video cinematography by Mikko Henrik Huotari Video post-production by Juha Höyssä

SKEIN-005 Giant Monkey Music 2020

Giant Monkey Music

Fourth Step:

The Distance Between Light and Dark

Fifth Step:

The Distance Between Gods and Men

Sixth Step:

The Distance Between Fathers and Sons

Seventh Step:

The Distance Between Them and Us

Eighth Step:

The Distance Between You and Me

Skein - Photo by Mikko Henrik Huotari


Distances marks a new level of ambition for Finland's Skein, who have been taking decisive steps on their path since the band's formation in 2014. The five-track EP, produced by Tuomas Kokko (i.a. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus), is guided by a musical and lyrical theme throughout the versatile musical landscape that showcases the strenghts of the band's evolved sound.

After the digital single Cartographer (2018) - the successor to their latest full-length Deadweight (2017, #36 on Finnish Album chart) - the band wanted to challenge themselves in new ways, resulting in Distances' rhytmically evolving and thematically progressing compositions. Paired with music videos for each tracks, the EP will be released during July 2020, a track per week.

Since the beginning, Skein's music has proven hard to place under a single label, genre or category. During the years, the sound of the band has evolved into it's current unique form, consisting of post-rock and -metal tones, as well as alt/prog metal elements with flavours from wide range of different styles and moods. The atmospheric music moves from the more melodic and clean parts to aggressive and distorted means of expression.

With the release of Distances, Skein hopes to reach new people also outside Finland's borders and continue to meet audiences in the intense live shows.

Skein is:
Kari Ruissalo - Drums
Juha Höyssä - Bass
Sami Silvennoinen - Vocals
Hiski Marstio - Guitar
Jarno Ojala - Guitar


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