Fantastic Gothic/rock/industrial band and a very good one at that. I love the way they are so diverse and unique in there sound as you can really here the rock almost metal at times and yet faded under the great heaviness of industrial/goth. Vocally Fantastic. Lyrically superb and the music speaks for itself.
It was a dark and stormy night when the seed, for what is called Velvet Six, was planted…
That night, in the nightlife of Kokkola (Finland), Olle Wallenius and Henrik Björkgård made the
decision to play covers as a duo. Soon they realized that they needed more depth and a wider
sound so they decided to look for new band members. Richard Vikman, Miro Kronqvist and
Sepi Pesola joined the band, which at that point was known as Hollow (changed later due to
legal reasons). Fredrik Antaya was soon to follow and now the lineup was complete for the
first time. At this point Velvet Six started to write their own music and the first demos were
In 2010 Velvet Six signed a record deal with Studio 57 and their debut album, “Dark City
Nightlife” was released in 2011. The album was received well and the band played a lot of
shows in the time after the release. The same year Velvet Six joined the RedBerg Agency
roster with Tiina Vuorinen as their agent.
In late 2011 Sepi was let go off of the band and Christoffer Solborg joined Velvet Six a short
time later. Sadly, in early 2012, Fredrik Antaya quit the band for personal reasons, but luckily
Matias Muotio replaced him soon after. In 2012 Velvet Six got the opportunity to open for The
69 Eyes in Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki.
Velvet Six’s music can be described as gothic rock that combines the atmosphere of HIM, the
arrogance of Billy Idol and the multidimension
Now the seed that was planted on that dark and stormy night is blossoming greater than ever.
Velvet Six’s second studio album, “Demons Los Divas” will be released in April 10th 2015.
The record label Inverse Records is a partner in releasing and distributing the album. The
sound is greater than ever. The material is greater than ever. Velvet Six is greater than ever.
Olle Wallenius (vocals)
Richard Vikman (guitar)
Christoffer Solborg (guitar)
Henrik Björkgård (drums)
Miro Kronqvist (keyboard)
Matias Muotio (bass)