Jess and the Ancient Ones is an Occult Rock band from Kuopio, Finland.
This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane.
The band’s lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music the creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent Jess as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba.
Third time around for Jess and the Ancient Ones sees them take a magical mystery trip to the dark side of the sixties as seen through the eyes of modern-day occult rock musicians. This time the band went for an organic and human approach and produced a very old fashioned album, 9 songs and 31 minutes, recorded and mixed together with their live sound engineer.
‘Groovy, heavy, psychedelic beat music? Hard death rock? Occult head-exploding meltdown? All of them and more. I cannot put a label on it, I just make it as it comes’, says band guitarist and composer Thomas Corpse, who also created the lysergic cover art to The Horse and Other Weird Tales.
The trippy video for new track ‘Minotaure’, directed by Tommi Hoffren is the first taster from their upcoming record. Watch here –
The Horse and Other Weird Tales is out on Svart Records on December 1st.