Finnish black Metal.
Although a brand-new entity, WHITE RUNE are a duo of SIELUNVIHOLLINEN frontman Ruttokieli on vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboards and his drummer brother Soldau, also currently of Ehre. In 2021, they exploded into being with two shockingly accomplished demos, The Spell of Winter Holocaust and The Eternal Fires of Cleansing, showing a new face to Finnish black metal by, paradoxically, harkening back to old times.
While comparisons to contemporaneous countrymen Faustian Pact, Vargrav, and Mooncitadel are certainly valid, more accurately could WHITE RUNE here harken back to the late '90s works of Darkwoods My Betrothed, Thyrane, Alghazanth, Trollheims Grott, and even ...And Oceans, thereby bringing the lineage full circle like the Ouroboros itself.
Gatefold black heavy (180g) vinyl 12" LP
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