Hailing from Oulu, Finland, KHANUS perform Shamanic Metal of Death by exploring the boundaries of matter, spirit, consciousness and the universe. The hypnotic, tribal quality of their riffs, the mystic melodies and the circular structure of the songs cut through the walls of perception like a dagger of enlightenment that tears the grey veil of reality, while chanting-like choirs and soprano vocals – combined with intense growls – accentuate the ritualistic feel and the spiritual vertigo the music provokes.
Apparently simple and primitive, KHANUS’ style is totally unique, dense and richly textured, constantly oscillating between the sheer brutality and furiousness of black-tinged death metal and a meditative state of trance that borders on psychedelia.
Mixed and mastered by Cam Sinclair (Bölzer, Diocletian, Witchrist) and graced by a fascinating cover art drawn by Romanian artist Luciana Nedelea, the “Rites Of Fire” EP is an act of creative Magick, the first statement of a band boldly leaning towards the Infinite.
KHANUS on the “Rites Of Fire” EP:
Sovereign – Guitars, bass, vocals
Meltiis – Soprano and Choir
KHAA-man – Shaman drum and Chanting
Timo Anttonen – Drums (session)
Drums recorded with the help of Kimmo Jankkari.
Mixed and mastered by Cam Sinclair at Temple of Sol.
Khanus logo and cover art by Luciana Nedelea