Turisas release details for new album Turisas2013

Get ready for Turisas to paint your town (or your cat) red and black again – the band have revealed first details of their upcoming album Turisas2013, the new album is scheduled for a release on 21st August in Finland, 26th August in Europe and the UK will follow 2nd September and North America on 3rd September. Keep your eyes peeled for the exact dates though!

Yet again the album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygård and the majority of the album recorded by Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that worked as the Turisas2013 command centre and head quarter. Additional recordings were done in 3 other studios: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, both in Helsinki. A lot of vocals and numerous additional elements were tracked at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna where Turisas also recorded The Varangian Way and Stand Up And Fight.

With Turisas2013 the band deliberately aimed for a more organic sound, Mathias “Warlord” Nygård further comments: 

When it comes to the production it’s just the opposite of the polished and massive Stand Up And Fight. It’s raw and dry and in your face, but still maintaining that Turisas-largeness. People attest us that we are a great live band and we wanted the album to be based more around that than orchestral massiveness. It’s our most varied record to date and even if some of the songs sound very different, I think the common thread is that every single one has a lot of energy to it.

The mix and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano who previously worked with Ghost, Cathedral, Primodial and Ulver, just to name a few.

The band will be playing a run of 4 UK headline shows later this year.

UK headlining:
08.10.2013 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece
09.10.2013 (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City
11.10.2013 (UK) Glasgow – Cathouse
12.10.2013 (UK) Manchester – Club Academy

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