With their fourth album "Vertigo", the quintet from Kuopio, Finland, is currently causing a sensation: a wonderful mix of 70s rock, occult elements and, yes, pop. We talked to band founder, songwriter and guitarist Thomas Corpse about his hometown, its music scene and his great passion for catchy melodies, which, however, he always likes to cover with a layer of darkness.
eclipsed: The band is from the Finnish city of Kuopio, after all. Can you tell us something about the music scene there?
It's a dark, heavy sound between psychedelic, stoner and black Sabbath-inspired 70s hard rock. A strong female voice rises above dense guitar walls, which however are never heavy, but rather floating, almost transcendental. Atmosphere is the main theme of Jess And The Ancient Ones' second album, and it is the sound of the late 60s and early 70s that is meticulously recreated here.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.