Sargassus is a progressive metal band from Finland that combines elements from black metal, post-metal, progressive metal and death metal in their music. All members of the band live and practice in the city of Tampere in the southern Finland.
Sargassus was established in 2012 when the drummer Matias Rokio and the guitarist Teemu Leskinen started playing together. As years went by, the two started to find their musical connection and the band started to find its unique sound and atmosphere. The band’s first release, ”The Giant” EP was composed over a period of years and finalized during 2020 when the vocalist Matias Stenman joined the band.
In the beginning of 2021 the band found themselves a new permanent bass player, Mohammad ”Aelian” Hallaji, from Rokio’s other band. The single ’Tiamat’ was composed and written during the late 2020 and 2021 and it showcases the band’s unique mixture of black metal -style vocals and progressive and dynamic instrumental compositions that create the band’s atmospheric expression. Thematically the band draws its inspiration from inexplicable psychedelic weirdness as well as from general Finnish melancholy, thus honoring their country of origin.
The next goals for Sargassus are to write and release new music and to begin their live shows as the live events start to pick up again. Also, releasing a full-length album is definitely one big goal for the band in the future!
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