Today, doom-death upstarts Vainaja premiere a new video for “Viimeinen Tuomio” at heavily trafficked tastemakers InvisibleOranges.com. The track hails from the band’s debut album, Kadotetut, released this past spring by Svart Records to international critical acclaim, with even Metalsucks.net calling it “the heaviest thing you’ll hear all year.” Taking influences from early ’90s death metal and doom, Vainaja is a three-headed beast from Finland, and their Kadotetut is indeed one of the heaviest records ever made in the Finnish language. Besides the crushing riffs and dark melodies, the album’s concept is based on encrypted true events from the past. Hear – and SEE – “the heaviest thing you’ll hear all year” exclusively HERE, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Vainaja’s Kadotetut
2. Väärän Ristin Valtakunta
3. Kahleiden Kantaja
4. Valon Lapset
6. Verinen Lähde
7. Risti Kädessäni
8. Viimeinen Tuomio
Not much is known about the events that took place in the 19th century rural Finland. Traditional lore tells of an evil cult inducing chaos among parishioners of old Finnish religions. Evidence of such sinful formation have been gathered from church records and filmographies.
Traditionally, only three cultists are scarcely identified. The local preacher “Wilhelm,” the church cantor “Kristian,” and the gravedigger “Aukusti” seem to have been the main malefactors. Adjacent to the local church, these churchmen practiced their own crooked religion in the church cantor’s vast mansion. Besides blasphemy, the cult performed sacrificial murder and enslaved villagers to be buried alive.
Further evidence of the nefarious activities was recently found among the now ruined cantor’s mansion. Up to this date, only little has been known about the cult’s actions, since most of their belongings were burned together with the culprits. As a matter of fact, it is known that the cultists were ultimately condemned to be scorched to death upon a church altar.
What was found in the ruins has not been revealed until now. Consorted as the main discovery, an incredibly well-preserved book contains sermons written by the preacher Wilhelm. It seems that these twisted chants have led the cult to the series of murder, sacrifice, and conspiracy. The aged texts and hymns are now carefully transcribed in the songs of Kadotetut, VAINAJA’s debut full-length for SVART. The concept album adds unprecedented details to the controversial and encrypted story.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. But never forgotten….