Release Date: November 5th, 2021
FFO: Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria, While She Sleeps
AS I MAY continues showing the best moments of the upcoming album "Karu" in successive hit single after hit single. "High Octane" takes their reputed nu-metal influences and etches them in the well-known Finnish melodic metal tradition. The result is clearly one of As I May's most brilliant songs to date, bursting with energy and soaring melodies.
As I May is a four-piece modern melodic metal band from Mikkeli, Finland - formed in 2016. The band combines modern elements, yet keeps focus on the heavier side of the music, and they sound like a modern-day US mixture of In Flames and Amorphis, so almost any metal fan would get a treat from listening to the music of these Finns! It's a mature band, displaying a truly professional attitude towards the modern sound of heavy metal. The soul of the music lies within the catchy melodies and the big choruses.
The band released their debut album "Speak No Evil" in 2017, and got the attention of lots of fans and from the record label Rockshots Records, who decided to sign As I May for the release of their 2nd album "My Own Creations", which was released in the summer of 2019. In Asia, the album was released through the label Spiritual Beast.
As I May played a wide array of local Finnish shows and were booked for a European tour, as support for the Brasilian powerhouse-metal act Semblant... and then Covid-19 reared its ugly face, postponing everything for everyone.
The tour is postponed until the spring of 2022 and in the lock-down period, As I May have spent the time, composing and recording their brand-new opus "Karu" - a venture into more modern and direct in-your-face songs, which caused for UPRISING! Records to sign the band on a worldwide deal.
"Karu" will be released by UPRISING! Records in 2022.
"High Octane" takes As I May's reputed nu-metal influences and etches them in the well-known Finnish melodic metal tradition. The result is clearly one of the band's most brilliant songs to date, bursting with energy and soaring melodies
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Lasse Hiltunen - vocals, guitars
Tipi Nokelainen - vocals, bass
Jani Valhola, guitars, vocals
Leevi Räsänen - drums
09.02.2022: Rock Fabrik, Ubach Palenberg, Germany
10.02.2022: Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland
11.02.2022: Rock Palast, Bochum, Germany
12.02.2022: Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
13.02.2022: Belvedere, Namur, Belgium
14.02.2022: The Dome, London, UK
15.02.2022: La Boule Noire, Paris, France
16.02.2022: Rock and Eat, Lyon, France
18.02.2022: Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
19.02.2022: RCA Club, Lisboa, Portugal
20.02.2022: X Club, Seville, Spain
21.02.2022: Caracol, Madrid, Spain
22.02.2022: Bóvedo, Barcelona, Spain
24.02.2022: tba, Milano, Italy
25.02.2022: Backstage, München, Germany
26.02.2022: Café Central, Weinheim, Germany
27.02.2022: Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
28.02.2022: tba, Berlin, Germany
20.08.2022: Naestved Metalfest, Denmark
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