(Metal / Doom Metal / Goth)
Release Date: May 27th, 2022
FFO: Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, Cradle Of filth, Opeth, Carcass, Him
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sidewalk Mafia is a blackened doom/goth metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band operates as a duo, but in a live situation, the band is a trio with a guest bassist. The band’s sound is extremely heavy and oppressive
with a low tuned guitars and a wall of sound style production, but also melodic and at the same time atmospheric. Sidewalk Mafia was founded in 2020 by vocalist/guitarist Tommi Paroles and drummer/vocalist Johannes Wolfpathon.
The band just released their debut full-length album “72 Hours” as a digital version in May 2022 via Italian label Sliptrick Records. The band’s previous single releases have been well received worldwide.
The band says:
The new album represents our roots. We are children of the 90’s, and our influences come from the heavier and alternative rock of the time, as well as metal bands, sounds and moods. There are also lots of acid rock,
goth vibes, and darker and gloomy sounds as well in the album. The album isn’t systematically a theme album, but it kind of went into that direction as we were recording it. The theme of the album is what’s happening these days inside people’s heads. Mental health problems have exploded and are affecting pretty much everyone around us. The subject is unavoidable, and there is no end to it in this crazy world.
Voc / Guitars: Tommy Paroles
Drums / Voc: Johannes Wolfpathon
Label: Blood Rite Records, Germany”
Sidewalk Mafia – Paranoia
Sidewalk Mafia – Cruel Sacrifices