Face The Legacy, the Finnish rock quartet, have signed with Out Of Line Music and released their new single ‘Ashes on the Ground’.
Stream ‘Ashes on the Ground’ here: https://facethelegacy.lnk.to/AshesontheGround
The band comment: “We are pleased to announce that we have signed a worldwide record deal, which has always been a goal of ours since the beginning.
First of all, as a band, we are excited to do our first record with Out Of Line, and we are happy that they believe in us. Co-operation with Out Of Line has been really good, and we are also really looking forward to the future with them.
Lead singer Niklas Lindeman comments on the first single, ‘Ashes on the Ground’: “As the writer of the song lyrics, I wanted to show a way for you to question maybe the ongoing problems in the world – the ethical side in particular.
The song came together quite naturally, and we knew straight away that we had something great in our hands. ‘Ashes on the Ground’ also gave a straightforward direction to the whole album.
Guitarist Elias Suhonen gives an insight into the sound of the upcoming debut album: “We’d say it creates a dark, angry and inspirational atmosphere. Themes for the songs come from very personal experiences, from issues we’ve faced and that we wanted to make a difference in,” adds Niklas.
“As of now, with the signing to Out Of Line, the band means everything to us. We want to show that we’re putting our maximum effort when it comes to writing music, evolving as musicians, and of course as a band,” confirms Niklas. And Elias agrees: “To me, this band is that I can make the music I love.
Our music is a nice blend of the music I listen to in my everyday life. Signing a record deal has been on my bucket list since I found rock music as a kid, and that’s what makes me work hard for my dreams. I also totally agree with Niklas. This band means everything to me.
Bass player Aleksanteri Skaniakos defines the search for the location for the video shooting set: “We shot the playing sections of our music video at Tanssisali Lutakko, our local legendary venue. We’re thankful for the staff there for letting us film the video there and being as helpful as ever.
The story parts were filmed by our cameraman Teemu Myöhänen from KarmaMedia in Southern Finland, the Capital area. He scripted the video, and we really liked his ideas, for example, setting the man on fire for the solo section of the song.”
Each band member brings particular effort to their music from various musical backgrounds to create Face The Legacy. There are many influences from many genres in their music: elements of ’80s hard rock and ’90s grunge, and also ’90s and present-day rock music.
Face The Legacy have been touring since 2017, including shows before even releasing any music. The band have already played around 60 gigs, a couple of Finnish tours, including performances from Helsinki to the North of Lapland, all entirely DIY.
From Jyväskylä, Finland, Face The Legacy started as a hard rock band. Over the years, the band developed into a mix of heavier riffing with melodic leads – inspired from the ’80s and ’90s, showing their way of writing and performing. The band is already known in their home country for their energetic live performance, hard-punching innovative riffs, and their very memorable melodies which will get stuck in your head for a long time – yet always sounding new and fresh.
Face the Legacy are:
Niklas Lindeman – vocals & guitars
Elias Suhonen – guitars
Aleksanteri Skaniakos – bass
Pietro Tuominen – drums
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