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Depressed Mode was formed in late 2005 with a song “Words of Silence”. It started as a solo-project of Ossy Salonen. Later on the songs made quite an impression to people, but something was missing: the guitars.
Ossy asked for his old bandmate Tomppa Turpeinen to play those missing guitars and in return Tomppa asked to be a member of Depressed Mode. And the deal was settled.
After a little while Natalie Koskinen from Shape of Despair got interested of the band and contacted Ossy. Few weeks passed by and Natalie was willing to sing on the songs of Depressed Mode.
Firebox Records got interested of the band and during autumn 2006 offered a two album deal for Depressed Mode. And the band accepted. Now that they finally had a deal they could start the recording for their debut album. During November 2006 Natalie went to Pori (Finland) and did her vocals for the album at Ossy’s homestudio. Her vocals were recorded in a closet.
When the vocals and guitars were recorded, they noticed that the guitars didn’t sound as they wanted ‘em to sound. So they handled rest of the mixing and recording duties to Jori Haukio. He started the process in early 2007.
Depressed Mode wanted to use a real drummer for the album, and Jori asked for his long time friend Marko Tommila - who also was an old bandmate of Ossy Salonen - to play the drums for the album. And he accepted. Drums, guitars, bass and cello were recorded at Jori’s homestudio. During the summer of 2007 Jani Lamminpää, who played bass in DM, was replaced with Henri Hakala.
“Ghosts of Devotion” was released on August 15th thru Firebox Records. In January 2008, Jori decided not to continue as a guitarist, and handed over the place to Teemu “Telaketju” Heinola!
DM performed it’s first live show in 12th of January 2008. The tale of Depressed Mode has now begun as a live band! In summer of 2008 we came to a point where we would need to change the drummer. Marko didnt have the time DM needed and we thought together that it would be best for the band not to continue with Marko.
Many drummers around Finland contacted us to get Marko's place, but not one of them seemed to be the right guy. Suddenly a young drummer from our hometown Pori contacted us and said he would be willing to give it a try. One rehearsal later we wanted him to join DM. He's name is Iiro "Api" Aittokoski, a great young promising drummer!
After only one month later we took Iiro to Ansa Studio, Ulvila, to record drums to the second album of DM. He did an amazing job with the drums, and he earned his place in the band as a fulltime member.
Autumn 2008, DM's new album had been recorded and mixed at Ansa Studio, by our great friend Jori Haukio. The mastering process was made by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki.
Depressed Mode will now entertain, amaze and depress you on stage!
Just wait, DM's next album is almost here, it'll be released at January 2009!
Keep death waiting till January, cause then we'll reincarnate!
Ghosts of Devotion
- Label: Firebox Records
- Released: 2007
- 1. Alone
- 2. So Long
- 3. Words of Silence
- 4. Suffer in Darkness
- 5. Ghosts of Devotion
- 6. The Sun is Dead
- 7. Fallen Angel
- 8. Dunkelheit (Burzum cover)
- 9. Cold
- Label: Firebox
- Released: 2009
- 1. Death Multiplies
- 2. She?s Frozen
- 3. Loving A Shadow
- 4. The Scent
- 5. Prologue To The Thousand Skies
- 6. Tunnel Of Pain
- 7. A Glimpse Of Tomorrow
- 8. A Sigh
- 9. ..For Death
- Ossy Salonen
- Natalie Koskinen
- Tomppa Turpeinen
- Teemu Heinola
- Henri Hakala
- Marissa Marjamäki
- Iiro Aittokoski
- Marko Tommila
Booking and promotion:
Mr. Eero Haula / Full Metal Music
Mr. Rami Hippi