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MUSTA PARAATI - Releases New Album After 34 Years Long Hiatus

Finnish post-punk/gothic rock pioneers Musta Paraati present a new album, Black Parade, after 34-year hiatus! Black Parade is out now via Cleopatra Records. The album features 11 tracks in English. Ten of these are new and "The Leader" is a new English rendition of their song "Johtaja", which released as a single in 1983. This release follows Cleopatra Records' 23-track deluxe reissue of their 1983 debut album Peilitalossa, also featuring bonus material from their 1984 sophomore album Käärmeet.
Highly regarded as Finland's premiere post-punk/goth rockers, Musta Paraati was making music before their countrymen Russian Love, Two Witches and The 69 Eyes. With their own unique sound that is upbeat and with an old school punk attitude, their music gained them cult status in their native Finland, their albums being considered prized contributions to record collections, and also led to touring with other cult bands like Lords Of The New Church and Hanoi Rocks.
It is not surprising that Jyrki '69' Linnankivi from The 69 Eyes joined Musta Paraati members Sakari 'Saku' Paasiniemi (guitar), Pasi 'Panda' Nikander (bass), Yrjö 'Ykä' Knuuttila (drums) on this album. The band's original vocalist was Jore Vastelin, who passed away in 1993.
Jyrki 69 comments: "Since the material sounded virtually like the music Musta Paraati was making back in the 80s, I took an imaginitive journey back in time and studied everything I found from that era, including music, movies, and politics. I also kept the somewhat naiive approach for lyrics and rock'n'roll to keep things simple."
The entire album can be heard on Bandcamp, but in the player below you can watch the video for the track "The Leader". Link