IANAI stream haunting new single Khaalo

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IANAI, the multinational outfit whose music has been described as a cross between Dead Can Dance and Sigur Rós, have streamed their latest single, Khaalo, which you can listen to below.

Khaalo is taken from the band's upcoming debut album Sunir, which will be released through Svart records on June 10.

"It is a song about confronting your own fears and limitations you've carried within since childhood," explains multi-instrumentalist Jaani Peuhu, who also plays keybaords in Swallow The Sun. "What things are suitable in our culture and what are we allowed to believe in? In this song we're breaking free from all that, with no fear of being condemned by our peers or society. Out of our dark hiding places with small, fearful steps first and then onwards and upwards as high as we can. There's no stopping us."

Alongside Peuhu, IANAI also feature a wide range of musicians from bands such as Massive Attack (UK), Client (UK), HIM (Finland), Sisters Of Mercy (UK), Theodor Bastard (Russia), Lord Of The Lost (Germany), Swallow the Sun (Finland) and Souvenir Season (Germany).

Sunir has been produced by Peuhu and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios (Ghost, Ulver, Paradise Lost).

Pre-order Sunir.


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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.