THE RASMUS release Stranger Things inspired video for “Venomous Moon” feat. Apocalyptica
RELEASE ‘STRANGER THINGS’ INSPIRED VIDEO FOR
“VENOMOUS MOON” FEAT. APOCALYPTICA
LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE (VIDEO PREMIERE STARTS AT 4PM BST)
Photo Credit: Venla Shalin
Venomous Moon is the second single from The Rasmus’ upcoming album, recorded during the pandemic, with the band members being stranded in Hawaii, Helsinki and Sydney and with the producer Joshua in England. It is co-produced by Martin Hansen who has worked with The Rasmus on four albums, including their breakthrough single In the Shadows. Hansen has also worked with Apocalyptica before, who contribute their trademark intense cello riffs to the track. The Rasmus’ singer Lauri Ylönen and Apocalyptica have previously joined forces on the songs Bittersweet and Life Burns.
“Venomous Moon is about isolation and being separated from the world, but I wrote it before the virus came along. I must have caught a glimpse of the future, which then added a whole new layer of melancholy to the song,” explains singer Lauri Ylönen.
From 15:30-16:00 BST today, there will be a live video premiere on YouTube, where the band will respond to questions that fans can ask in the live chat section. Right after, there will be the music video premiere at 16:00 BST.
The music video is directed by Vertti Virkajärvi and produced by No Office. Both bands perform in the video, which is inspired by the “Stranger Things” TV series and features spooky creatures stemming from the same deep forests as the Groke in the Moomin stories.
The Rasmus will embark on a World Tour in the fall of 2022.
Details about the upcoming album will be announced soon!
THE RASMUS TOUR 2022
O2 Forum Kentish Town
Musical Comedy Theatre
Shynnic House Of Culture
About THE RASMUS:
The Rasmus were formed in 1995 while the members were still in high school. Their debut, Peep, rapidly went gold in their homeland Finland, making the members rock stars at the age of 16. The follow-up, Playboys, also went gold and earned the group an Emma, Finland’s version of a Grammy. Their third album, Hell of a Tester, included “Liquid,” a track that was voted Best Single of the Year by Finland’s music critics. 2001’s Into album went double platinum in their native country, with its debut single, “F-F-F-Falling,” hitting the top of the charts. An international audience started to build, and the band toured throughout Europe. Their fifth album Dead Letters, released in 2003, became the band’s biggest breakthrough yet, due in large part to the success of the single “In the Shadows”. 2005’s Hide from the Sun went platinum in Finland. Their fourth Finnish chart-topper, Black Roses, was released in 2008, produced by Desmond Child. After the release of compilation Best of The Rasmus: 2001-2009 and a 2011 solo LP from Lauri Ylönen titled New World, The Rasmus released their self-titled eighth album, The Rasmus in 2012. The band returned in 2017 with the album Dark Matters. The Rasmus are still one Europe’s most in demand rock acts. They have toured Scandinavia many times as well as Central Europe, Asia, Japan, Canada, USA and South America.
Albums: Peep (1996, Warner), Playboys (1997, Warner), Hell Of A Tester (1998, Warner), Into (2001, Playground), Dead Letters (2003, Playground), Hide From the Sun (2005, Playground), Black Roses (2008, Playground), The Rasmus (2012, Universal), Dark Matters (2017, Playground)
THE RASMUS are:
Lauri Ylönen – vocals
Eero Heinonen – bass
Pauli Rantasalmi – guitars
Aki Hakala – drums