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AITTALA Is Now Streaming Genre Defying, Eclectic Doom Album “Live to Regret”

Aittala has been around since 1991 and in that time has developed a sound that is unique, progressive, and memorable. With a solid core of doom metal, they add hints of power metal, sludge, and traditional metal, a feast of variety that is on full display in their upcoming seventh album “Live to Regret”. Lyrically, the album chronicles a chaotic period of time for members of the band personally as well as the global events happening in parallel. The band comments on the album:

“Aittala is extremely excited for the fans to hear the new album “Live to Regret”. The pandemic was a stressful time for everyone, but it’s even much more stressful when you’re dealing with an unhealthy relationship that’s full of tension and animosity on a daily basis. A lot of toxic energy fueled the writing of the album and became something of a way to cleanse the spirit of the toxicity. We hope the fans hear the pain, pleasure, and passion that went into the writing of these songs. I think they’ll connect with these songs more than prior albums because they are more personal. Overall, we’re very pleased with how the album turned out. It’s definitely the best Aittala album yet and we look forward to building on it in the future!”

The album has eleven tracks, each defying the limits of genre rules. There is the thrash-inspired track “Cannibals” that confronts the tightening grip of governmental monitoring and control. The sludgy “Big Brother” - is about the devolution/zombification of the human race due to technology. The smoky stoner infused “Never Forget” talks about dealing with a toxic person along with many more.

For Aittala, only enough songs are written for an album, so they don’t have the problem of having to select certain songs over others. During the songwriting process, only the best songs get past the idea stage, then they are developed and refined until the song is complete. As far as how much more music fans can expect, there are no plans to stop writing and releasing new material.

An eclectic mix of metal, “Live to Regret” is recommended for fans of Baroness, Crowbar, and Katatonia.

Listen to the album in full via its premiere on Doom And Stoned HERE.

"Live to Regret" will be available on November 7, 2022, via Exitus Stratagem Records and was produced by Eric Aittala and John E. Wooten IV, who also mixed the record along with mastering by Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering. Album artwork by Mariano Pugliese.

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