IA is a Finnish, Hellsinki-based shamanic musical / visual concept designed to induce states of trance and bring the listener beyond the limits of ordinary awareness, into realms of full-blown psychedelia and spiritual insight. The IA experience consists of polyrhythmic patterns, groovy riffs and deep, psychedelic atmospheres combined with the heavy, powerful sound of straight-forward metal, all bathed in blacklights and wrapped in UV-active decorations. IA’s debut album InitIAtion is a concept album rooted on different shamanic and mystical traditions, personal experiences and stories.
I have been waiting with longing for the new video for the Finnish band Ia long now. Yesterday the wait was over and now we can share the music of this exciting band Ia with our readers.
The band states about the song, «IA started an untold time ago, in another aeon and begun to take its form. Now, after what seemed like millennia, in another universe, wIA ready to finally let go of our creation! Are you a gold fish or can you see beyond your bowl? Can you remember more than the last 30 seconds of your life? If your answer is yes, this is a song for you! (And if your answer is no this song is DEFINITELY for you!) We declare The Golden King Of The Forest unleashed upon the earth! May it bring you that what you seek! IAnjoy!».
It conveys a tale of the birth of a shaman: from the realization of the inherent inner power to the healing of the self and ultimately to the death and rebirth of the shaman-to-be. On the other hand, it’s a story of a soul’s struggle in fulfilling it’s inescapable destiny to become a medium between the ordinary and the spirit world. With live shows in mind, the narrative is carefully weaved within progressive drama-driven arrangements and dynamic soundscapes ranging from tranquil meditative moods to ecstatic metal mayhem.
We are IA, we are hIA!