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02-06 February 2017

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Bakos Attila - Aranyhajnal
Non-BM Taranis

Remember Taranis? Then you should remember the name Attila Bakos (presented in Hungary's traditional name orientation for this release). If you read any interviews with him post Kingdom's release, then you know he promised to make more music, but in a much less extreme format than Taranis.

This is that release. Imagine an entire album in the style of the melodic/non-extreme moments of Kingdom, with lyrics in Hungarian, and you get Aranyhajnal. And the artwork is, of course, just as epic as Kingdom's since it's the same artist


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  Random trivia

While recording "Verisäkeet" Moonsorrow announced that the next CD would be more brutal, less epic and the songs would be shorter.
The CD was told to be titled "Raah Raah Blääh" and to contain 21 songs.

It was obviously a joke that the album would be Moonsorrow's next album and the real album "Verisäkeet" is nothing like that, but they did actually keep their word and record a full album of hardcore punk/grind songs as a side project called "Lakupaavi" (Liquorice Pope). The album is in fact called "Raah Raah Blääh" and does contain 21 songs + bonus tracks. It can be downloaded from http://www.lakupaavi.tk/. The opening song "Kuolema Taidehomoille...Ja Muille!" was available for download on Moonsorrow's site under Moonsorrow's name to further increase the confusion.

At least in some versions of "Verisäkeet" can be found a piece of paper where it reads: "Raah Raah Blääh" and "Kuolema Taidehomoille...Ja Muille" which are titles by Lakupaavi.

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