Sargassus was established in 2012 by guitarist Teemu Leskinen and drummer Matias Rokio. Years of playing and practising together laid the ground for what Sargassus is today. The debut EP "The Giant" was essentially composed over a period of 2 years and finalized when Matias Stenman joined the band on vocals in 2020. The new single "Tiamat" introduced improved production quality coupled with all the more progressive touch. With the new single the band also welcomed Mohammad "Aelian" Hallaji as their new bass player and permanent member of the group.
The band's music combines progressive and heavy riffs with dynamic drumming and atmospheric interludes. Interestingly, most songs are composed intuitively in live jamming sessions by Rokio and Leskinen. Stenman is the crazy mastermind responsible for the poetic aspect of the songs and Hallaji brings his years of experience to wake up the low frequencies like no one else! Thematically the band draws its inspiration from inexplicable psychedelic weirdness, as well as from general Finnish melancholy, thus honouring their country of origin.
Once again, we have braved waters previously uncharted to us, as we have tried new things as well as improved the production, and we could not be more proud of the outcome! "The Albatross" is a new experimental chapter in our story, with the bleak atmosphere and discombobulating heaviness from our previous releases still present.Read more
Guitar solo playthrough