Finnish Alternative Gothic Metal band VELVET OCEAN released their debut album “Purposes And Promises” in February 7, 2020 via Helsinki Records and is distributed by Warner Music Finland.
Watch the video for “Elysian Fields” below:
VELVET OCEAN was formed in from Oulu, Northern Finland. The story of the group began a couple of years ago as a co-writing project of the main singer Riitu and her husband, guitarist Jarkko ‘Jake’ Ronkainen.
As songs kept popping up the project soon evolved into a studio project with both session musicians and later band members joining in.
Early in the pre-production stage Oulu symphonic orchestra cello players Arto Alikoski and Harri Österman joined as well as the established Finnish keyboard player Marco Sneck.
01. It’s So Hard 03:20
02. Tonight 03:47
03. Requiem 05:05
04. Butterfly 05:27
05. Truth Or Illusion 03:01
06. Elysian Fields 03:58
07. Broken 03:58
08. Innocent Eyes 03:28
09. Lullaby 04:14
10. Salvation 03:58
The title of the album describes the motivation of the Ronkainens behind the album project. It has been the sole purpose of their lives for the last few years, and the promise they made to complete it has held the project together throughout the hard work period.
VELVET OCEAN believe that music is a connection between their own feelings and the outside world, and that is why their compositions tell stories about things that have happened in their personal lives.
Listen to “Truth or Illusion”:
The music style of VELVET OCEAN is basically derived from all the music the couple has ever listened to, and also incorporates influences from genres other than Metal music.