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Egokills18.11.2021 09:44
Happy Birthday to drum gentleman @vilhorajala! ☀️ Have a good one! 📷 by @rocktografia

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Egokills22.10.2021 14:55
Ten years of Egokills part 12: UTOPIA

The second official single from the upcoming third Egokills album. Produced by @ollianthonanttila at @astral_studio, this song was recorded already in 2019 and finally released on New Years Day 2021. The breathtakingly beautiful cover art is by @pauliinatoivonen.

Janne elaborates:

"This was a song that I was playing around with on acoustic guitar at home & didn’t know if it would fit into Egokills. As always, my fears would turn out wrong. Immediately when we tried it at rehearsals it started to live a life of its own & began to mold into form.
I had only few lyric lines revolving around utopia & dystopia, which ended up used in the chorus & I had also ending lyrics ”when all the light around is lost…it will shine in me” so it was still missing a lot. Vilho to the rescue & verses were done!
Olli Anttila who recorded & produced this song helped to fix the last nuances & get rid of myriads of unnecessary chords.
Want also to point out that Niko truly smashed an awesome guitar solo on this one. That alone makes this song great!"

Listen to Utopia:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ptFXgD
Apple: https://apple.co/3B0So5L
Youtube: https://youtu.be/_lKrD4-aXbE

Buy Music & Merch: https://egokills.bandcamp.com

Cover art: Pauliina Toivonen

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Egokills21.10.2021 07:44
❗While you all are eagerly waiting for the next episode of the hit series "10 years of Egokills", here's a cool #throwback for ya: Egokills live at @thegaragehq, #London, UK exactly three years ago! Pics by @kattheninjaphotographer

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Egokills13.10.2021 17:35
Ten years of Egokills part 11: DORMANT

The first official single from the upcoming third album by Egokills, originally released on November 20th 2020. Produced by Matti Lötjönen, recorded at Fantom Studio & Astral Studio. The fantastic & touching lyric video was directed by Anthony Putkonen, with puppet manipulation by puppet theater artist Alma Rajala.

Mika looks back:

"Somehow I was the only one in Egokills with new song ideas in late 2019 and this felt like a good one. This is another example of a song that lives its own life, as I did not imagine this kind of song in my head. The cooperation with Matti made us feel that we can actually come up with something that feels truly our own, first time ever. Can't wait to finish the third album with him. It's gonna be huge! And the video is pure art. Gonna be a fun song to play live!"

Listen to Dormant:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3oTNlBU
Apple: https://apple.co/3ax1Wur
Youtube: https://youtu.be/UY16hbUgUFQ
Music video directed by Anthony Putkonen, puppet manipulation by Alma Rajala

Buy Mellowhead & Merch: https://egokills.bandcamp.com

Cover pic: Anthony Putkonen

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Egokills06.10.2021 17:46
Ten years of Egokills part 10: KARMAGEDDON

The fourth and final single release from the Mellowhead album, released two days prior to the album, May 9th 2018. The wonderful acroyoga video features Mia Muhonen and Rami Pääkkönen and was created by Lakea Film Company.

Vilho remembers:

"We had this song already in 2015, recorded a rough demo and I was quite psyched about it - for some reason I always wanted to write a slow song with Egokills. The early version had even the final title. However, though I tried to remind the guys about the song from time to time, the demo was forgotten for over a year...

...until Niko listened to it one drunken night and talked about how good it sounded in the next rehearsal! We had written this c-part riff for another song and adopted that for Karmageddon, and everything fell into place quickly. We had the beautiful slow song finally. Janne re-wrote the lyrics in the studio and made it even more intense.

The video is absolutely stunning. I am so happy this acroyoga vision came to life this way. This is not necessarily a live favorite but it's a song I'm very proud of."

Listen to Karmageddon:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3DhIEpr
Apple: https://apple.co/3aePBLy
Youtube: https://youtu.be/P6HOpQMmMRQ

Cover art: Jani Ikonen

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Egokills29.09.2021 18:18
Ten years of Egokills part 9: MELLOWHEAD

The title track of our second album & the third single release from it, released on Feb 22nd 2018. The most streamed Egokills song on Spotify & the opening song on almost all our shows ever since. The song that made us all Mellowheads.

Niko explains:

"The song was quite complete when Janne introduced it to us. I remember the time when we started playing around with the main riff. The drummer insisted to alter the riff a little - this is something that almost never happens - and damn, it started to sound nice after a few runs.

The song was among the last three songs we recorded and probably the last one we finished writing & rehearsing for the album. The bridge part found its final form in the studio in the middle of the night. Me and Janne sat on the studio floor, Janne hummed the melody and I tried to find the right chords for it. Little by little we found it. 

Mellowhead is a really strong song to play live especially now, after so many shows that we've started with it. I love the lyrics Janne wrote, they inspired me to make the intro tape as well. There's some chaos magic speech by Grant Morrison, bits of Bob Lazar interview and a NASA Cassini spacecraft recording of Saturnus in the background. I sent an email to NASA to ask for permission but they never replied. I used it anyway."

Listen to Mellowhead:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Y0qokS
Apple: https://apple.co/3CVsGkD
Youtube: https://youtu.be/NW8KHZXodlw

Cover art: Jani Ikonen

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