Praised by fans and critics alike for their latest full-length record, entitled “Emptiness Weighs The Most” (Noble Demon), melodic doom heavyweights “Red Moon Architect” are truly known to create a unique sound of their own. Pure sweeping, yet crushing and highly atmospheric doom soundscapes consolidate with strong melodies, dark growls and beautiful female vocals, that are…
Red Moon Architect is a melodic doom metal band originating from Finland’s gloomiest town, Kouvola and have released critically acclaimed albums that have been able to reach music fans all over the world beyond genre boundaries.
The first album “Concealed Silence” was released 2012 by Inverse Records, intended to be as a solo project of drummer Saku Moilanen with two guest vocalists, Frans Aalto and Anni Viljanen. The band soon got its full line-up in the persons of guitarists Matias Moilanen and Mikko Heikkilä, bassist Jukka Jauhiainen and male vocalist Juuso Turkki. This same line up was also in the studio when recording the second studio album ”Fall”, which was released 2015 by Playground Music Finland. Mikko Heikkilä left the band and Juho Räihä came to handle live duties as a guitarist, before the band found their current guitar players Taneli Jämsä and Pyry Hanski, as Matias and Juuso also stepped aside.
Soon after this they started to work on their third studio album ”Return of the black butterflies”. The album was released 2017 by Inverse Records and has the line-up that also has been to this date. Ville Rutanen had joined as the new vocalist. 2019 a more underground release ”Kuura” was released. Its only physical format was vinyl, produced by The Vinyl Division label. It was flirting with sound of black metal and went to the darkest place the band’s sound has ever, and most likely ever will be.nThe band has played shows with bands like Amorphis, Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow, Insomnium, Wolfheart and at numerous metal festivals.
Their fifth album ”Emptiness weighs the most” will be released on the label Noble Demon. It’s produced and mixed by Saku Moilanen, at the Deep Noise Studios and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios.