“The Dagon Years” is the debut album from Finnish band Psychework and it was released on the Ranka Kustannus label on 16th September. The band was established by two former members of the band Machine Men which had officially split in 2011 after releasing 3 albums and an EP between  2002 and 2007. Psychework has taken some time to establish a presence and release their debut album as singer Antony Parviainen has been battling leukemia. The track “Tide” was included on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 16th September.


Singer Antony Parviainen and guitarist J-V Hintikka had both been members of the band Machine Men, which apparently started as an Iron Maiden cover band before going on to record their own original material. Psychework formed in late 2012 with work commencing on an album despite Parviainen’s ongoing treatment for leukemia. His battle with that disease forms the basis for much of the lyrics on “The Dragon Years”.

In addition to singer Parviainen and guitarist J-V Hintikka, the Psychework line-up features Juha Takanen on guitar, Juuso Raatikainen on drums, Otto Närhi on keyboards and Ville Koskinen on bass.

Check out the website for more info - http://www.psychework.com/

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