Tag Archives: Mikko Kotamaki

A conversation with Mikko of Swallow the Sun

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Swallow the Sun’s overall seventh full-length album When a Shadow Is Forced Into the Light may appear soft and mellow (read our review here). However, it is one potent record surrounded by the loss of Juha Raivio’s life partner, Aleah Stanbridge (Trees of Eternity), who died in 2016. The strong emotion on this record alone […]

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Mikko Kotamaki Leaves Barren Earth

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Today, Finnish progressive death metal supergroup Barren Earth has announced the departure of it’s singer Mikko Kotamaki. The band, which has released an EP and two albums so far since their inception in 2007, exists as a side project for its members, who are all a part of other Finnish metal groups such as Amorphis […]

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