[News] Heavy Rockers Craneium to release fourth studio album “Point of No Return” and reveal new single

Finland’s Craneium are set to release their fourth studio album “Point of No Return” in the beginning of 2024 via The Sign Records. The first single leading up to the album is called ”The Sun” and is available on all streaming platforms from the 6th of October. A dynamic track with atmospheric soundscapes and Heavy, Fuzzy riffs, ”The Sun” features a solo from guesting guitarist Robert Lamu from the band Skraeckoedlan. Besides the new single, the band is also announcing new live shows to take place during autumn/winter 2023. Dates below.

Stream the track through the YouTube player below:

Joel Kronqvist about the song:
We wanted to write a more straightforward rocker with a lot of drive. The star in our Solar system is the source of life as we know it. At the same time Solar storms and radiation can make our technology worthless in a matter of seconds. An even greater threat is man’s actions and the irreversible climate change set to destroy everything the sun has created. Who could be a better guest on a song like that – than our dear friend Robert Lamu of the absolute magnificent Skraeckoedlan

Purchase and Stream the track here: https://orcd.co/craneium_thesun

Craneium live 2023:
23 September – Utopia, Turku
12 October – Varjobaari, Tampere (with Skraeckoedlan)
13 October – Lepakkomies, Helsinki (with Skraeckoedlan)
14 October – Desert Island, Mariehamn (with Skraeckoedlan)
27 October – Fredagsmangel, Stockholm
3 November – Tukikohta, Oulu
4 November – Black Sheep, Pietarsaari

The Finnish Heavy Psych band Craneium has created their own style of Fuzzed out music. With a dynamic take on what some describe as stoner rock, the band breathes 70’s Heavy Rock as well as 90’s Desert Psychedelia. The music of Craneium washes over you through a constant ebb and flow, while the fuzzy heaviness is complemented by both melodies and atmospheric passages. The band sets out to make music that is diverse yet distinct. 

Since the formation they have played over a hundred shows around the Nordic countries and Europe. Starting out in true DIY-spirit they’ve played everything from basements and rock clubs. That hard work has paid off and the band has since then come to perform at large venues and alternative festivals such as the Swedish Psych Rock mecca Krökbacken, the magnificent Truckfighters Fuzz Festival in Stockholm, and Helsinki’s newest Stoner festival DesertHel. Craneium has had the pleasure to share both the stage and international Heavy underground community with bands such as Lowrider, Skraeckoedlan, Lucifer, Mars Red Sky, Demonic Death Judge and many more. 

The early hard work also gained the attention of the California label Ripple Music, who released both the band’s debut album “Explore The Void” (2016) and their sophomore album The Narrow Line” (2018). The contacts and recognition that came from this international partnership inspired the band to develop and branch out both musically and professionally.

The release of Craneium’s third album “Unknown Heights” (2021) was the start of the band’s partnership with Swedish label The Sign Records. A collaboration that resulted in an increase in both attention and listeners as well as international media coverage. The album was recorded and mastered by producer Joona Hassinen of Studio Underjord and attracted more attention from international Rock media than ever before. The track “Somber Aeons” has been a staple on Spotify’s Prog Rock playlist since the release, which symbolizes the wide genre spanning appeal of their music. 

The fourth album “Point of No Return will be released by The Sign Records in 2024. The album was recorded by Joona Hassinen at his new Studio Underjord in Finspång, Sweden with mixing and mastering duties handled by legendary Karl Daniel Lidén (Studio Gröndahl). The band has long admired his work with giants such as Lowrider and Greenleaf, and we are more than pleased with the end result. With the songwriting expanding upon the Craneium sound with atmospheric guitar leads and Heavy riffing, the dynamics have become more polished and clean. Conceptually, the lyrics deal with the climate catastrophe and the responsibility of mankind for planet Earth. The artwork was handled by psychedelic artist Jaime Zuverza and complements the music perfectly.

Andreas Kaján / Guitars and Vocals
Martin Ahlö / Guitars and Vocals
Jonas Ridberg / Bass
Joel Kronqvist / Drums

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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