Having started as a death metal ensemble, Lahti, Finland’s ENTWINE have come a long way to be one of the leaders in the Finnish goth rock and metal scene. Founded in 1997 and more or less having reached its current formation in the turn of the millennium ENTWINE have gradually grown their popularity and matured their sound from the melancholic approach so typical to Finns, towards a more accessible, international and modern sound.
Another evolutionary leap from the more commercial Americanism and electro leanings of 2004’s “DiEversity” and heaviness of 2006’s “Fatal Design”, the next step, “Painstained” (2009) presents an even more melody-oriented ENTWINE than any of its predecessors. The band headed into yet another new direction. Layering Mika Tauriainen’s melodic vocals over de-tuned and heavy guitars and the strong backbone of the Hanttu/Miettinen rhythm section, with “Painstained” ENTWINE have truly come to their own. They’re ready to give the Lacuna Coils and HIMs of this world a run for their money.
Having renewed their contract with Spinefarm Records and not needing to prove anything to anyone anymore, ENTWINE has managed to forge a living, breathing body of work with a seemingly unbreakable succession of highlights. Starting with the radio single “Strife” and ranging to the last fading notes of “Say Goodbye”, “Painstained” is a captivating slab melodic supremacy. Broadening their musical horizons once more ENTWINE has created the ultimate goth rock sound; catchy and dark.
In 2010 ENTWINE released their first compilation album, “Rough n’ Stripped”, with two new songs. The compilation is a double album, with the first CD containing the original versions of their best material and the second one featuring new acoustic or remixed versions of their lighter and mellower material.
With renewed and fresh sound, the band returned in 2015 with their seventh album “Chaotic Nation“ , which is ENTWINE‘s most versatile release.
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Finnish band ENTWINE has made an important and bittersweet announcement today through their social channels. With the following video, the band reveal that they will be back on the roadAugust 9, 2019 by Kris Murias
Chaotic Nation / 2015
“Chaotic Nation” is ENTWINE‘s seventh album. It was released on October 2, 2015 through the label Spinefarm Records.
Painstained / 2009
“Painstained” is the sixth studio album of the Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE. It was released in 2009 by the label Spinefarm Records. The album reached the 9th position on the official Finnish chart.
Fatal Design / 2006
“Fatal Design” is a studio album released in 2006 by Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE, which is the band’s fifth album. It was recorded at Petrax (Hollola, Finland), Grooveland and Wave Sound In Lahti, from March to April 2006. Mikko Karmila mixed the album in Finnvox studios. The album was released by Spikefarm Records.
DiEversity / 2004
“DiEversity” is the fourth studio album of the Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE, released in 2004. The album was recorded in Astia A-Studio and Studio Vatsahaava in October-December 2003, and mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox. It was released by Spikefarm Records.
The album reached the position 11 on the official Finnish chart.
Time Of Despair / 2002
“Time of Despair” is a studio album released in 2002 by Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE. It’s the band’s third album. The album was recorded and mixed in Astia A-Studio in January-February 2002 and released by Spikefarm Records.
The album reached the position 24 on the official Finnish chart.
Gone / 2001
“Gone” is a studio album released in 2001 by Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE. It’s the band’s second album. The album was recorded and mixed in Astia A-Studio in September-October 2000 and released by Spikefarm Records.
The album reached the position 18 on the official Finnish chart.
The Treasures Within Hearts / 1999
“The Treasures Within Hearts” is the first studio album of the Finnish gothic metal band ENTWINE, released in 1999. The album was recorded and mixed in Astia A-Studio on 12-20 June 1999 and released by Spikefarm Records.
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