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Igniter and Lost Society live in Tampere

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , on 29th December 2018 by izaforestspirit

Igniter, Lost Society
Olympia, Tampere, Finland
28th December 2018

Last gig of 2018! The Christmas holidays are over and the New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. The days in between these two holidays tend to be rather dull and there is not a hell of a lot do. So I had a look to see what metal shows were on. Mortiis was in town but since this was part of their Era 1 tour (the dark ambient albums) I decided to give it a miss. I am not that much into dark ambient and it is not something that I would like to hear live. Then I spotted an advert for a thrash metal night at Olympia. I’ve seen Lost Society live at South Park Festival back in the summer but I did not know anything about the other band Igniter other than that they also play thrash metal.

After some research I discovered that Igniter are a local band with only one self-released EP. Luckily that did not stop them from putting on one hell of a show. They played some solid, old-school thrash metal, fast and full of energy just like it should be. I was really impressed with their performance and I hope to hear more from them soon. 4.5/5

Lost Society is one of those bands who command a sizable fan-base though I honestly cannot comprehend why. It is not so much that their music is bad. It is fairly decent-sounding thrash metal but I simply could not get into it. All the songs sounded similar and it felt as though the band were trying too hard to act like some major rock stars on stage. For example the singer was often switching from Finnish (his native tongue) to Americanized English while addressing the crowd. There were only a handful of memorable moments during the show: the part when they got a running mosh-pit going and a guitar solo towards the end of their set. 2.5/5

Overall it was a fun night out. Igniter far exceeded my expectations and their show was the better one of the night. Lost Society have their fans but after watching another mediocre performance by them I do not count myself among them.

Iza Raittila

Amberian Dawn reveal artwork for new album Magic Forest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 15th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

Finnish symphonic metal enchanters Amberian Dawn have recently revealed the stunning artwork for their new album, Magic Forest. The revealing of the artwork comes shortly after the band announced their new record deal with Napalm Records. The new album, Magic Forest, is scheduled for release on 7th July via Napalm Records.

Amberian Dawn online:

http://www.amberiandawn.com
http://www.facebook.com/amberiandawn

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Process Pain release lyric video for Life Beyond Reasons

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 1st April 2014 by Nico Davidson

Process Pain, who hail from Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland, recently released the lyric video for Life Beyond Reasons. The track is taken from their ten-track debut album, Outcast of Society, which is slated for a May release via Inverse Records. The lyric video can be seen below and the tracklist for the upcoming debut is as follows:

01. Life Beyond Reason
02. Outcast Of Society
03. Words Of Respect
04. Selfconfidence
05. Steal The Grail
06. Walls Of Liars
07. Silence
08. Moment
09. N.O.I.S
10. Final Escape

Process Pain online:

http://processpain.com

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Brother Firetribe stream new single For Better Or For Worse

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Finnish melodic rock maestros Brother Firetribe, who boast Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen amongst their ranks, have made their brand new single, titled For better Or For Worse, available for streaming via Soundcloud for a limited time only. The song is taken from their third and upcoming album Diamond In The Firepit which is set for release through Spinefarm Records in May for the UK, Finland and Europe and in June for North America. Singer Pekka Ansio Heino spoke about the band’s upcoming release:

We’re thrilled to be back in action after 5 years which seems like a life time! We wouldn’t be THIS thrilled if the new album hadn’t turned out be exactly how we wanted it to be. It’s just as bold, big, polished, hooky and sticky as we pictured it. A lot of hard work was spent making it happen and now it’s time for the best part of making music; taking it out and playing it live. We can’t wait to meet our old friends again and hopefully make some new ones along the way. Hope you enjoy Diamond In The Firepit. Thanks for still being there and sorry for the delay, let’s have some serious fun!

 

Brother Firetribe online:

http://facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial

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Amberian Dawn sign to Napalm Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2012 release Circus Black, Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn have announced their signing to Austrian metal label Napalm Records. Of course, the news doesn’t stop there as the band will be releasing their next album, Magic Forest, in June this year through Napalm Records. Songwriter Tuomas Seppälä comments:

I’m very glad about this new deal with Napalm Records. I’m sure that our cooperation will be successful and enjoyable. This label showed interest in us at the very beginning of our career so I feel very comfortable working with this great label today! Together with our booking agency/management Twisted Talent Concerts we’re surely going to make something happen here. New album Magic Forest is AD‘s first studio album with singer Capri.

Now with her I’ve been able to fulfil some of my early dreams with musical styles and this new style is really big, fresh and naturally flowing. New sound is more keyboard driven and the vocal lines have some strong influence of 1980’s. But since this is AD, there’s of course also some fast songs included and some really serious guitar and keyboard shredding too. Mr. Jens Johansson of Stratovarius once again contributed some really awesome playing in form of one keyboard solo. Thank you Jens, you’ve been supporting us so many years now.

This is also first time on AD‘s history when we had an actual production team put together. Thank you Mikko P. Mustonen and Capri for your awesome support and work. We really have an extraordinary good production team here. We had so much fun in doing this album and you can really sense and hear the relaxed atmosphere we had on the process.

The tracklisting for Magic Forest is as follows:

    1. Cherish My Memory
    2. Dance Of Life
    3. Magic Forest
    4. Agonizing Night
    5. Warning
    6. Son Of Rainbow
    7. I’m Still Here
    8. Memorial
    9. Endless Silence
    10. Green-Eyed

Amberian Dawn online:

http://amberiandawn.com
http://facebook.com/amberiandawn
http://twitter.com/amberiandawn
http://youtube.com/amberiandawn

 

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Lost Society give the low down on the first five tracks from Terror Hungry

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Lost Society are set to unleash their new album Terror Hungry next month through Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the new album, the guys have filmed a video giving fans the down low on the album. Lost Society decided to do this while on tour so each track is covered in a different country and/or city, giving fans a chance to see what life on the road with these four Finnish dudes is like. The first clips which covers the first five tracks can be viewed just below:

Part One: Spurgatory

Part Two: Game Over and Attaxic

Part Three: Lethal Pleasure and Terror Hungry

Lost Society online:

http://facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland
http://youtube.com/lostsocietyfinland
https://twitter.com/lostsocietyfi

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Constantine announce first UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on 7th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

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Finland’s rising alternative progressive metallers Constantine are heading for their first ever UK tour in August and September 2014. The tour covers 10 shows in England and Wales, which are also their first shows outside Finland. Supporting band on the tour will be Italian female-fronted rockers Armonight.

The self-imposed band has done preparations for the tour since last autumn, while touring domestic venues after the release of their second album, Resign Due. Constantine’s former record label went bankrupt only few weeks before the release, but the band did not cave in and eventually self-released the album. They’re now looking for a new label, while working on their third full-length record.

Constantine will also be a part of a documentary series by the Finnish broadcasting company YLE. The series will be aired sometime next fall and it follows the bands doings along with the final year of the late record company and its affairs.

Constantine’s tour dates are as follow:

28.08.2014 THE MERRY MONK, BISHOP AUCKLAND
29.08.2014 LOUNGE 41, WORKINGTON
30.08.2014 THE RACEHORSE, NORTHAMPTON
31.08.2014 SOUTH SEA LIVE, SHEFFIELD
01.09.2014 BASEMENT, BRIDLINGTON
02.09.2014 CANTERBURY STUDENT CITY, KENT
04.09.2014 THE ROADHOUSE, BIRMINGHAM
05.09.2014 THE PATRIOT, CRUMLIN (WALES)
06.09.2014 SANCTUARY ROCK BAR, BURNLEY*
07.09.2014 THE CAMDEN UNICORN, LONDON

Support from Armonight (ITA)
*Only Constantine

Constantine online:

http://constantine.fi
http://facebook.com/constantineband

 

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Sonata Arctica unveil second single from upcoming studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Sonata Arctica are set to release their eighth studio album, entitled Pariah’s Child, at the end of the month. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2012 release Stones Grow Her Name. The band recently release a single from the new album titled Wolves Die Young and the band have now released the second single from the album. The single, titled Cloud Factory, is available for listening down below. The official video for wolves Die Young can be viewed down below as well.

Pariah’s Child was recorded and produced by the band at Studio 57 in Alaveteli, Finland. The mix was done by the band’s new bass player Kauppinen.

Sonata Arctica online:

http://sonataarctica.info
http://facebook.com/sonataarctica
http://twitter.com/SonataArctica
http://youtube.com/user/SonataArctica

 

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Wretched Soul replace headliners at Bridgaard Metal Fest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 27th February 2014 by Nico Davidson

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Thrash metal tyrants Wretched Soul have replaced Finnish progressive maestros Constantine at the Bridgaard Metal Fest. Wretched Soul will be joined by the likes of pirate metallers Red Rum (as seen at Warhorns Festival 2013), Scottish death metallers Exile The Traitor and Gothic doom coven Edenfall, as well as Alice In Thunderland, Bharghest, Satanic Malfunctions, Apnoea and acoustic metal solo act Liam White.

Tickets for this all-day event are priced at the low price of a fiver and are available online from this location and will be taking place at Basement (Formerly Shades Nightclub) in Bridlington. The event is all-ages but valid ID will be required for the bar. This will also be Wretched Soul’s only northern show before they support black metal legends Hecate Enthroned in July as well as Bharghest’s final show before Valkyrian Festival in November.

Wretched Soul online:

http://wretchedsoul.net
http://facebook.com/wretchedsouluk

 

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Edenfall announce release date for second album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

British gothic doomsters Edenfall have announced the release date of their second Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies. The release date was announced via an interview with Black Phoenix Rising Metal Forums. The full interview can be read here.

Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies will be released via Ravenheart Music on 12th May later this. Edenfall will also be playing the Bridgaard Metal Fest on Saturday 26th April at Basement (Formerly known as Shades Nightclub) in Bridlington, where they will be supporting Finnish prog lords Constantine.

Edenfall online:

http://www.edenfallband.co.uk
http://facebook.com/EdenfallMusic

 

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Pagan metallers Fortid release video for title track from Pagan Prophecies

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 2nd January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Extreme pagan metal warband Fortid are celebrating the new year with the release of their new video for the title track from their 2012 release Pagan Prophecies. The video was filmed and edited by Hannu Mikola of Visual Vortex and includes footage of the band performing live during their 2013 tour of Finland, as well as a series of images that point to the doom of mankind. Mikola followed the band on their tour of Finland, recording the performance of the song each night. The video can be viewed below.

Fortid was originally formed by Icelandic musician Einar Thorberg (Curse, Den Saakaldte) as a solo project in 2002, and the subsequent release of what is known as the Völuspá Trilogy, comprising three full-length albums, Thor’s Anger, The Arrival of Fenris and Fall of the Ages, established Fortid’s reputation and led to Thorberg’s move to Norway between the release of the second and third parts of the trilogy, where he recruited a permanent line-up.  Aside from Thorberg on guitars and vocals, Fortid’s current line-up includes Øystein Hansen (formerly of Thornbound) on guitars, Rikard Jonsson (Forsefed Horsehead, ex-Deject) on bass and Daniel Theobald (Curse, Den Saakaldte, Ethereal Forest) on drums. Work on the band’s fifth full-length album has just been completed and is ready for the mixing stage, and, whilst not wanting to go into too much detail yet, Thorberg recently revealed that the lyrics for the, as yet unnamed, album will be in Icelandic.

Fortid online:

http://facebook.com/fortid
http://youtube.com/FortidNorway
http://soundcloud.com/fortid
http://fortid.bigcartel.com/
http://myspace.com/fortidofficial
http://reverbnation.com/fortid

 

Former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon releases lyric video for Falling

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 17th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

Former Nightwish frontwoman and vocalist Anette Olzon is set to release her debut solo album Shine via earMUSIC in February 2014. The CD, which was co-produced by Anette Olzon and Johan Kronlund, is a collaboration between Anette and some of the most successful teams in rock and pop in Scandinavia, including Stefan Örn (songwriter and producer of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest-winning track Running Scared) and Johan Glössner. The album was mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette).

Anette recently released the lyric video for the first single taken from the album, Falling, which can be heard below. Shine release dates are as follow:

Feb. 26 – Sweden
Feb. 28 – Germany, Finland, Russia, Spain
Mar. 03 – France, Benelux, Poland, Czech, Norway, Denmark
Mar. 04 – Italy
Mar. 18 – North America
Mar. 31 – UK

Anette Olzon online:

http://facebook.com/anetteolzonofficial

Valk-Fest line-up changes; Old Corpse Road replace Gone Til Winter as headliner

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28th October 2013 by Nico Davidson

Both Gone Til Winter and Shades of Avalon have withdrawn from this year’s Valkyrian Festival. Gone Til Winter withdrew from the festival and postponed their entire UK tour, which was to take place next month, due to ill-health whereas Shades of Avalon withdrew form the line-up due to their recent parting with their drummer. Glaswegian black metal suits Maelstrom have also withdrawn from the line-up due to work commitments.

Old Corpse Road will now replace Gone Til Winter as the headlining band on Saturday 30th November and Leeds metallers Bludger have replaced Maelstrom. This will also be Bludger‘s last UK show before they tour Europe’s holy land of metal: Finland. Tour dates can be found here. Newly formed metal band Bharghest will also be opening up the first night of Valkyrian Festival on Friday 29th November, making it their second show – their debut show will be at Shades Nightclub on Friday 22nd November, supporting Finnish death metal lords Re-Armed. And last but not least, Twilight’s Embrace have been confirmed as main support on the final night of Valkyrian Festival 2013, supporting the co-headliners Severed Heaven and Andraste.

There are still two slots spare on the second day of Valk-Fest. The bands to be booked for these two slots will be picked by public vote. The poll can be found at this location.

The bar will also be open throughout the festival but valid ID will be required for the purchase of alcohol. There will also be a raffle hosted on the second day to help raise funds. Prizes will include a limited edition Valk-Fest 2013 mug, items donated by Victory Records, Napalm Records and Meta

Valkyrian Festival will take place at Shades Nightclub in Bridlington from Friday 29th November through to Sunday 1st December. The festival is in aid of Rape Crisis and weekend tickets are available for £5 from this location.

 

Turisas w/ support @ 02 Academy Islington, London

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , on 21st October 2013 by vmteam

Astrohenge, Revoker and Turisas
02 Academy Islington, London
10th October 2013

After a series of botched attempts to stay all the way throughout a Turisas gig, this would be my third attempt at seeing the Finnish supergroup live in London. Arriving at the O2 Academy Islington late, and wandering up to a sparsely populated floor, I realised I had missed first supporting act Astrohenge. I didn’t particularly want to see either support, to be honest, and actually feel a little bit sorry for groups who need to support a group as highly anticipated as this warpainted northern rabble. The sea of red-and-black faces, plastic Viking helmets and synthetic furs lounging around with beer cups firmly clasped in hand was testament to the fact that everyone was here for one reason, and that any other supporters could get on with it.

Revoker, a band with a frontman whose accent was confusingly Welsh, were up before that, however. They weren’t terrible, either, and had I been less eager to see Turisas I might have fully been able to enjoy them! Aggressive and dangerously charged deathy-thrash is their game, with standard tracks like the brawling Stay Down and the shouty Great Pretender proving enough of a hook to get the crowd fist-pumping, even if no pits were started. For a Welsh band sitting in the shadow of the gargantuan Bullet For My Valentine, their track record is impressive enough: they’ve worked with Skindred and have been previously signed to Roadrunner Records. Well worth a listen in the future- and their ‘just good music’ vibe was certainly an omen of things to come from our headliners…. [3/5]

Turisas– with a fashionably long wait- hit us next, after anguished cries of ‘Battle Metal!?’ echoed around the room for half an hour. Opening the set tonight was a track from their latest album (the oddly named Turisas2013) For Your Own Good. A powerful song in its own right, the sound was impeccable and Turisas’ entrance met with a swelling crowd – however, it was clear that the songs from their latest album aren’t their strongest or most well received in the flesh. Musically, songs from Turisas2013 sound great- solid, catchy, jumpy and more hard-rock than metal- but seeing the band live leaves little doubt that their real power is behind the grittier, harsher songs of previous albums. A Portage to the Unknown followed, bombastic, crushing and ridiculous like the Turisas we know and love, and the place went crazy for the anthemic To Holmgard and Beyond, which induced the most intense jumping I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. But new releases Ten More Miles and Piece by Piece, whilst good songs, lacked the same energy. Picking up the pace from the new album, and a song that I had hoped would be performed live as it truly is a ‘live song’, was Greek Fire, undoubtedly Turisas2013’s most ‘metal’ track, rising and falling in a roaring crescendo and sparking a whirl of flying bodies across the floor. Another odd one, which didn’t get the reception I was hoping for, was No Good Story Ever Stars With Drinking Tea, a fun little drinking jig that translated well on stage; penultimately, ‘We Ride Together’ was a soaring, feel-good tune and was the last of the new tracks to be showcased. However, matched with the epic As Torches Rise and One More, there was no contest as to what was most preferred.

The setlist for the night provided a varied crowd with a range of songs to choose from- old school fans like me and new converts both got a healthy mix- and with Turisas as energetic on stage as ever, Mathias gliding around the stage and throwing punches to the air, the show was of little fault. Telling, however, was that the lulls in the night (if you could call them that when the crowd was still chanting and singing) were from the new album. [4/5]

Jon Geirson

Insomnium release behind the scenes video for One For Sorrow

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 30th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Before heading to the studio to record their follow-up for One For Sorrow; Finland’s darkest death metal musicial export Insomnium have complied a “Making Of” documentary of their time in the studio recording their Century Media debut album; One For Sorrow.

The band comments about this:

During the spring 2011 our good friend Jussi Ratilainen decided to shoot some video of Insomnium, which was supposed to become a short, making-of-documentary about writing and recording of our latest album One For Sorrow. As you already know, things took unexpected turn and we lost a band member and a good friend, Ville Vänni, during this process. Luckily, during the same year we also found the best imaginable fit and new member from Markus Vanhala. This is our first-ever video release telling how One for Sorrow came into being. It’s also a story about friendship and dedication; about four guys chasing a dream while trying to make ends meet. In all its honesty.

The first episode can be viewed at this location.

Furthermore Insomnium will embark for one more European tour to promote One For Sorrow. This time they’ll team up with mighty Children Of Bodom. The band is psyched about joining the metal legends on tour:

We have been listening Children of Bodom since we started this band and it’s an honour to share the same stage with them every night. Can’t wait to see you on road!

CHILDREN OF BODOM, NAPALM DEATH (main support), INSOMNIUM (2nd support act)MEDEIA (opening act)

07.10.2013 (GB) BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
08.10.2013 (GB) BRISTOL, O2 Academy
10.10.2013 (IRL) DUBLIN, Vicar Street
12.10.2013 (GB) SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
13.10.2013 (GB) NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
14.10.2013 (GB) MANCHESTER, Academy
15.10.2013 (GB) LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Insomnium are touring their latest album ‘One For Sorrow’ that was released last year to critical acclaim via Century Media Records.

Insomnium online:

http://insomnium.net
http://facebook.com/insomniumofficial

 

Reckless Love release “So Happy I Could Die” video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 23rd August 2013 by Pieni

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Following “Night On Fire”, Finnish flamboyant glam rockers Reckless Love release now a new video for the song “So Happy I Could Die”, featured in their upcoming album “Spirit”. The digital single will be available on August 25th and the album will be released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd.

As we previously announced here, Reckless Love will tour the UK as headliners in October. Quoting guitarist Pepe:  

We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

Here’s a reminder of the dates, for which tickets are now on sale:

1st October – Manchester – Academy 3
2nd October – Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
3rd October – Glasgow – Cathouse
4th October – Leeds – Cockpit
5th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
6th October – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
8th October – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
9th October – Bristol – The Fleece
10th October – London – O2 Academy Islington

Reckless Love online:

www.recklesslove.com
www.facebook.com/RecklessLove
www.twitter.com/RecklessLoveCom

 

Nightwish set to capture upcoming Wacken performance for DVD release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 31st July 2013 by Nico Davidson

Nightwish recently reached triple platinum status in Finland for their album Imaginaerum which is regarded as the band’s pinnacle masterpiece. They have also reached gold status with the album in several other European countries. The band also released their highly successful fantasy motion picture, Imaginaerum by Nightwish and have toured all around the globe in support of both these releases. The Finnish metal legends are now approaching what is to be the end of their album cycle with the last three shows in support of Imaginaerum closing in soon. So, to celebrate the grand finale of Imaginaerum, Nightwish will be recording their ENTIRE show at this year’s Wacken Open Air – The world’s biggest metal festival – for a Blu-Ray/DVD release. The band’s mastermind and keyboardist, Tuomas comments:

The time has come soon to wrap up the magical & memorable one-and-a-half year Imaginaerum World Tour 2012-2013! We still have three shows left, one of them being at the legendary Wacken Open Air Metal Festival on the 3rd of August. This show will be something extra special, since it will be released later this year on DvD/Blu-ray, together with a massive Imaginaerum World Tour 2012-2013 documentary. Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen (ReVamp/ex-After Forever), has been nothing but incredible during her time in Nightwish on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film!

More info soon to be revealed! Also, be sure to check out Floor‘s other project, ReVamp, with new record Wild Card set for release on 26th August 2013.

Nightwish online:

http://www.nightwish.com
http://www.facebook.com/nightwish

 

Release date for Subterranean Steel by Scythe announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 16th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

Yesterday, Finland’s premier stronghold of scuzz Primitive Reaction Records announced 11th September as the international release date for Scythe‘s Subterranean Steel. Following the release of Subterranean Steel, Scythe will be touring in direct support for Japan’s legendary Sabbat on their first full-scale North American tour. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

1. Leather Aggressor
2. Monarch
3. Subterranean Steel
4. October Dies
5. The Grunting Dead
6. The Bray Beast
7. Beyond the Northwoods
8. Nights of Terror
9. Thunder Hammer

Scythe online:

http://scythe.us
http://facebook.com/scythe.chicago
http://reverbnation.com/scythechicago

 

Barren Earth announce vocalist’s departure from band

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th July 2013 by Contra Mundi

The Finnish death, prog. and folk metal masters, Barren Earth, have issued a statement regarding the departure of their vocalist Mikko Kotamäki from the band’s ranks. Mikko has been in the band since its inception and has performed on all of their releases: Our Twilight, Curse of the Red River and The Devil’s Resolve. The band issued the following statement:

Dear friends. We regret to announce the departure of Mikko Kotamäki from Barren Earth.

Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to Barren Earth’s activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved.

We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly.

Barren Earth wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for Barren Earth’s works and wishes him all the best in the future.

Barren Earth online:

http://www.barrenearth.com
http://www.myspace.com/officialbarrenearth
http://www.youtube.com/officialbarrenearth
http://www.last.fm/music/Barren+Earth

Turisas release new track from Turisas2013 titled For Your Own Good

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th June 2013 by Contra Mundi

Turisas, famed for their Viking-esque metal and tongue-in-cheek attitude have a new album to be released on our shores. Turisas2013 marks a new era for the band and shows more diversity than their previous releases.

Mathias Nygård (vocals) says what For Your Own Good means for him:

Turisas2013 is a very diverse album, it has some of the heaviest and fastest tracks that we’ve ever done, but For Your Own Good comes more from the lighter end. It’s a very catchy song and we hope you’ll enjoy the track that we picked to give you a very first taste of the many flavours to come.

Turisas2013 was for the most part recorded in a remote house near Helsinki by Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström, which I think you’ll agree is the best way to do it. Additional recordings to complete the album were undertaken in 3 other studios which included: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, which are both in Helsinki and 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.

The mixing and mastering of the album was handled by Metal extraordinaire Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost B.C., Cathedral, Primordial, Ulver). in London at Orgone Studios and will undoubtedly be very impressive.

Turisas will be appearing at many festivals throughout the summer, so be sure to catch them. When Turisas2013 is released, an extensive European tour will follow including Heidenfest 2013 and a UK tour where they will be headlining.

Turisas2013 is scheduled for a release on 23rd August in Finland and G/A/S and 26th August in Europe while UK will follow up 2nd September and North America 3rd September.

The complete track listing of the upcoming album ‘Turisas2013’ is as follows:

1. For Your Own Good
2. Ten More Miles
3. Piece by Piece
4. Into The Free
5. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
6. Greek Fire
7. The Days Passed
8. No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea
9. We Ride Together

Catch Turisas live at the following shows:

24.07.2013 (SLO) Tolmin – Metal Days

26.07.2013 (DE) Chemnitz – Rock im Betonwerk

17.08.2013 (SE) Falun – Sabaton Open Air

31.08.2013 (DE) Crispendorf – Wolfszeit Metal Open Air

Heidenfest 2013

Turisas w/ Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Suidakra + special guests (tba)

Metal Hammer, Legacy, Blast!, Musix, Noiseletter, XtraX, Metalnews present:

20.09.2013 (DE) Leipzig – Hellraiser

21.09.2013 (DE) Giessen – Hessenhallen **, ***

22.09.2013 (DE) Antwerp – Trix *, ***

23.09.2013 (F) Paris – Bataclan

24.09.2013 (DE) Saarbrücken – Garage

25.09.2013 (DE) Milan – Live Club

26.09.2013 (CH) Lausanne – Docks

27.09.2013 (DE) Geiselwind – Musichall **, ***

28.09.2013 (DE) Munich – Backstage **, ***

29.09.2013 (CH) Pratteln  – Z7

30.09.2013 (DE) Hamburg – Markthalle

01.10.2013 (DE) Berlin – Postbahnhof

02.10.2013 (CZ) Zlin – Masters of Rock Cafe ****

03.10.2013 (AT) Vienna – Arena

04.10.2013 (DE) Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn **, ***

05.10.2013 (DE) Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle *, **, ***

06.10.2013 (NL) Tilburg – O13 *, ***

Extended show bands:

* Heidevolk
** Riger, Gernotshagen
*** Winterstorm
**** without Ensiferum

Check the official Heidenfest website for more info and get your tickets here.

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

Turisas2013 is the first album showcasing their current line-up, which is as follows:

Mathias Nygård – vocals
Jussi Wickström – guitar
Olli Vänskä – violin
Robert Engstrand – keyboards
Jaakko Jakku – drums
Jesper Anastasiadis – bass

Turisas online:

http://www.turisas.com
https://www.facebook.com/turisas
https://twitter.com/turisasofficial
http://www.youtube.com/turisasofficial