Sargassus was established in 2012 by guitarist Teemu Leskinen and drummer Matias Rokio. Years of playing and practising together laid the ground for what Sargassus is today. The debut EP The Giant was composed over a period of 2 years and finalized when Matias Stenman joined the band on vocals in 2020. The new single Tiamat and the following EP The Albatross introduced improved production quality coupled with all the more progressive touch.
The band’s music combines progressive and heavy riffs with dynamic drumming and atmospheric interludes. Interestingly, most songs are composed intuitively in live jamming sessions by Rokio and Leskinen. Stenman is the crazy mastermind responsible for the poetic aspect of the songs and Jukka Teppola wakes up the lower (fretless) frequencies with his own elegant style. Thematically the band draws its inspiration from mythology and literature.