Wow, it’s been a while since I stumbled on here! I’ve been super busy with work and lots and lots and lots of projects (seriously, I have like so many). But don’t worry, I have definitely not given up on Linnalapsi. (Like, at all! I love this shit so much).
Anyway, onwards to a sort of big announcement. Over the past year, I’ve been going on about Linnalapsi’s third album, which is almost done being composed and so on and so forth. In one post, I was talking about how some of the songs were darker, more frantic in nature, and some were more Viking-like and epic. I was wondering if I could somehow work this into a concept album, and go from one spectrum of metal (dark, troll-y metal) to the other (my Viking ones). I even had a story about a group of Vikings who get lost in the woods and then eventually find their +ULFBEHR+T-bearing brothers and do Viking stuff. It would work (MAYBE)…but then I noticed that six out of the eight songs were of the dark, troll-y genre. That means only a quarter of the songs would be Viking, which means that would be super dumb. That’s not equal at all. “Oh, here’s six troll-y songs and then two epic ones just tacked on!” Like, what? So…after lots of thinking…
. . .I eventually reached a decision.
I’ve never really liked EPs, because I thought that those songs were always kind of like “black sheep” songs in the discography. I mean, they’re not on albums, so. . .like, what? Like, what are they? Why not just put them on the album? I’ve always been a fan of albums, and a little meh towards EPs, but after much thinking (as Mr. Cumberbatch has shown above), I’ve decided that instead of a third Linnalapsi album, I’m going to do two EPs: one that’s all dark and trolly, the other that is all Viking.
As much as I wanted to make a third ALBUM, with like 45 minutes of music and like 12 tracks or whatever, I simply could not ignore the two clashing directions of this music project. My second album is, as one reviewer put it, a “mixed bag”. I mean, on the same album, you have a dark, evil song, then a funny song, then an epic one, then a party song, and then like a what was I doing? Sure, my musical influences are from all over, but in terms of packaging things to people, it’s better to make a product consistent with itself. Not that I only see Linnalapsi as a product, HELL NAH, but I mean, it’s a lot easier to lump stuff together more cohesively. Like, here’s a scary picture for a cover with a scary picture of me and it has scary metal songs on it! Here’s a Viking picture with a Viking picture of me and It has Viking metal songs on it! My last album had a forest picture, a bunch of different styles, and no picture of me at all. . .so. . yeah.
The troll-y one will be released sooner, most def, because those songs are all…done, actually. I mean, finished being composed. Whereas the Viking one has a buncha drafts just waiting to be completed!
I don’t really want to give out release dates (because I’m so busy nowadays, I have no idea when I could even get around to WORKING on them, much less releasing them), but if I had to guess, I’d say late 2014 to early 2015. Stay tuned for some more Linnalapsi goodness (and trust me, it’s GOOD this time! 😀 Seriously!)
-Casey of Linnalapsi