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Release date: 23 February 2011
Style: Folk metal

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Disc I
01. The March Of The Varangian Guard
02. Take The Day!
03. Hunting Pirates
04. βένετοι! - πράσινοι!
05. Stand Up And Fight
06. The Great Escape
07. Fear The Fear
08. End Of An Empire
09. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

Disc II [limited edition bonus CD]
01. Broadsword [Jethro Tull cover]
02. Supernaut [Black Sabbath cover]
+ The March Of The Varangian Guard [video] [acoustic live version]
+ Stand Up And Fight [video] [acoustic live version]
+ To Holmgard And Beyond [video] [acoustic live version]

Review
Lyrics (12)


Additional info
βένετοι! - πράσινοι! => Venetoi! - Prasinoi! => The Blues! - The Greens!

Release Dates:
Finland/Japan: February 23rd, 2011
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: February 25th, 2011
Europe/UK: February 28th, 2011
Australia/NZ: March 4th, 2011
North America: March 8th, 2011

Stand Up and Fight is available on the following formats:
- CD
- Digital Download (iTunes)
- Digibook CD + Bonus CD (Limited)
- Gatefold LP + Album on CD
- Digibook CD + T-Shirt + Poster (Limited)

Bonus tracks for Japan:
10. Battle Metal (2008 Version)
11. Rasputin
12. Supernaut (Black Sabbath cover) (03:56)
13. Broadsword (05:00)

Limited edtion bonus CD contains the following tracks:
01. Broadsword [Jethro Tull cover] (05:00)
02. Supernaut [Black Sabbath cover] (03:56)

And as video:
03. The March Of The Varangian Guard [Acoustic version]
04. Stand Up And Fight [Acoustic version]
05. To Holmgard And Beyond [Acoustic version]

Digital (iTunes) version of the album comes with a bonus track:
10. Broadsword (05:00)

A video was made for the song Stand Up And Fight.

The title for track 4 is shown in Greek, "âÝíåôïé! - ðñÜóéíïé!" which means "'Blue! - Green!".

Guest review by
PsychoticNK

Rating:
9.3
Turisas is a symphonic folk metal band from Finland that incorporates a very visual and battle oriented stage presence. Right off the bat you're probably thinking of one word, and that word is "cheese", and I can't really say that you'd be wrong when you make that accusation. They certainly are very outward with their appearance on stage as well as in their music, and people either seem to love that about a group, or absolutely despise it. A lot of it will probably depend on what you're expecting, and one look at the admittedly silly album cover will most likely give you an idea. It's the same style that they've had their whole discography, only seemingly bloated with more corny-but-catchy Viking ballads and war chants. Again, that is a good point. However, on their latest release, Turisas have managed to craft a surprisingly great symphonic metal record that succeeds in both vigor and charm.

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Staff pick by
Fat & Sassy!

24.05.2011 I don't really understand why some people are disappointed with this release. Sure, it's a little less aggressive than their previous albums, but I think this (with the help of a stronger focus of symphonic elements in the song writing) gives their music a more whimsical movie/classic RPG soundtrack feel. I mean, if "End Of An Empire" doesn't make you wanna fight (and die) for the glory of your homeland and ancestors, then you may as well drop your mighty battleaxe and banish yourself from the Kingdom of Metal. So sit back, relax, and let Turisas take you on little imaginary adventures with each epic track on Stand Up and Fight!

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Ellrohir - 04.03.2010 at 14:43  
  I just noticed rumors about it on one czech metal blog...they said that Turisas is recording this new album right now
Burning Winter - 04.03.2010 at 15:36  
  There's a video on the band's official website where the singer (forgot his name...) talk about the new album. It's been around for quite some time now.
Scourge - 10.03.2010 at 22:55  
  I can't wait. last two albums were amazing
Warman - 10.03.2010 at 23:15  
Rating: 6 Could be interesting.
Thorhalla - 11.03.2010 at 14:15  
  This third album will be great..i just know
Clamidosaurus - 05.05.2010 at 10:43  
  I know this 3rd album is going to be the best of all i know people ...... i know !!!!!!!!!!!! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Warrior_Of_Ice - 24.08.2010 at 05:05  
  I hope they dont "sell out" for this one- Hope for a lot of drunken sing along songs lol.
Wishmaster - 31.08.2010 at 23:22  
  I am so looking forward to this!
worm_is_gloaming - 23.11.2010 at 22:34  
  A cover art unveiling would be nice... with some song titles. Wonder if it's a concept album this time, probably not.
kellyohnooo - 27.01.2011 at 21:23  
  Preorder at http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Turisas_-_-Stand_Up_And_Fight-_CD_+_Shirt_+_Poster_-PRE-ORDER-/PKG000603

you get a shirt+poster with the cd!

can't wait for this cd, ive been craving new Turisas!
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.01.2011 at 21:27  
  because it doesn't have the name Turisas in front of it in the albums forum I thought this was on the nwobhm Quartz semi-classic album Stand Up And Fight
Ellrohir - 28.01.2011 at 10:29  
  The cover-art looks kinda weird...
Array - 23.02.2011 at 17:37  
Rating: 9 First spin over. At the beginning I was a bit like "okey, pretty good but not really what I was looking for" and now when the whole record is finally over, i'm not anymore sure where I'm at. Somewhere in Bosphorus?
BaneConall - 24.02.2011 at 05:25  
Rating: 8 Its not nearly as good as the previous record ... I'm somewhat dissapointed. I hope it grows on me.
MétalNoir - 25.02.2011 at 05:44  
Rating: 7 The album cover looks like communist propaganda
Ellrohir - 25.02.2011 at 09:15  
  My impression from this is oscillating between "nice" and "aw, crap"
Doc Godin - 25.02.2011 at 09:45  
Rating: 6 Yeah. They've got the whole thing up on their myspace. Only took a brief, scattered listen...Doesn't really sound all that good.
Dargor - 25.02.2011 at 21:22  
Rating: 9 I find it very interesting. It's different from what they did before and I find it refreshing.
The symphonic "film score" aspect is omnipresent but it's not a bad thing IMO since it's well done.
Some very nice guitar work from time to time but after the first spin, i'm not blown away. It's a nice album, no more, no less.

I'll wait before rating this album.

BTW, Fear the Fear might be the best track of this album. For me at least
Luneth - 26.02.2011 at 02:26  
Rating: 8 Yeah it's very different to their earlier releases, still epic, just in a different way...
versusthesiren - 26.02.2011 at 07:11  
  Less heavy, yes - but that's not a bad thing. I've listened to this in full five or six times now and I actually think this may be their best. It's a lot more focused and seems to flow better than BM and TVW, in my opinion.
Pétur - 26.02.2011 at 15:38  
  It's a decent album but very cheesy and the execution of the concept is pretty flawed. The album sounds like a bad 80ties musical, yet at the same time it's just as amusing. Except "fear the fear" the lyrics of that song are so bad. The orchestra is cool but you have to fuck up hard to screw up orchestras. All in all a decent album but at the same time flawed.
Justicelust - 26.02.2011 at 20:27  
Rating: 8 I only listened to one song "The Great Escape" which has been put online and I can say that 8.2 is not enough just for that song, I'm sure that the other songs are as good as The Great Escape so this album is underrated.
RavenKing - 26.02.2011 at 20:39  
 
Written by Justicelust on 26.02.2011 at 20:27

I only listened to one song "The Great Escape" which has been put online and I can say that 8.2 is not enough just for that song, I'm sure that the other songs are as good as The Great Escape so this album is underrated.


How the fuck can you say it's underrated, when you heard only one song?

I know fanboys have a history of unbelievable retardation but this probably takes the cake.
Justicelust - 26.02.2011 at 22:44  
Rating: 8
Written by RavenKing on 26.02.2011 at 20:39

Written by Justicelust on 26.02.2011 at 20:27

I only listened to one song "The Great Escape" which has been put online and I can say that 8.2 is not enough just for that song, I'm sure that the other songs are as good as The Great Escape so this album is underrated.


How the fuck can you say it's underrated, when you heard only one song?

I know fanboys have a history of unbelievable retardation but this probably takes the cake.

I know, I maybe exaggerated but yes only that song worth 9

I said that because Turisas is a band that never disappoints.
Sentenced Odiin - 27.02.2011 at 14:59  
Rating: 9 Could be the soundtrack of an epic viking movie. still heavy, symphonic, epic and fully folkish
Gurth Bennas - 28.02.2011 at 10:55  
Rating: 10 Yesssssssssssss! great album!
Justicelust - 28.02.2011 at 17:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Justicelust on 26.02.2011 at 22:44

Written by RavenKing on 26.02.2011 at 20:39

Written by Justicelust on 26.02.2011 at 20:27

I only listened to one song "The Great Escape" which has been put online and I can say that 8.2 is not enough just for that song, I'm sure that the other songs are as good as The Great Escape so this album is underrated.


How the fuck can you say it's underrated, when you heard only one song?

I know fanboys have a history of unbelievable retardation but this probably takes the cake.

I know, I maybe exaggerated but yes only that song worth 9

I said that because Turisas is a band that never disappoints.

After listening to all the songs, I admit I was wrong, it is not underrated, I think 8 is fair.
But I say it again that the song "The Great Escape" is great, it is the most beautiful song I have ever heared in my life, I was sedused by that song.
JosipS - 01.03.2011 at 09:52  
Rating: 9 I think this is a more fun album than the others, alot cheesier but in a good way. its kinda like viking party metal.
Enemy of Reality - 01.03.2011 at 16:54  
Rating: 8 I think that this album lacks heaviness. Some songs are terrific like Venetoi Prasinoi and The Great Escape, but they're so full of orquestrations and fanfarre that sometimes it feels like i'm listening to the viking version of Nightwish and Rhapsody.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good album. But no doubtely it would be far better with more focus on the guitars. Some songs are immersed in orquestrations that you must make an actual effort to hear the guitars, and by the way, the vocals. The vocals often lack power like in the title-track.
The greatest triumph in this album are the choruses. Catchy and glorious Manowar-like choruses that forces me to sing them everytime i put the album on.
It's a fair 7 for me.

P.s. - Oh and i love the front cover!
MétalNoir - 03.03.2011 at 17:46  
Rating: 7 The piano in "End of an Empire" is fucking annoying...
Vikingr - 06.03.2011 at 16:22  
Rating: 8 It makes me feel like jumping in my viking ship and go pillage and burn some shit ! Very nice album
Sword_Chant - 07.03.2011 at 13:34  
Rating: 8 So far it's not quite as incredible as The Varangian Way but it's still a very nice viking album

'Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!' and 'The Great Escape' are both fucking awesome songs. Feel like i'm on a wild adventure...
ruffio - 09.03.2011 at 03:04  
Rating: 7 There's parts of this album that really make me cringe because of how blatantly cheesy it is. But Venetoi Prasinoi and The Great Escape were great, so it was hard to rate. Moonsorrow's new album has spoiled me into having extremely high standards for epic metal. I would have rated it a 6, but the songs noted really were awesome.
MétalNoir - 09.03.2011 at 20:26  
Rating: 7
Written by ruffio on 09.03.2011 at 03:04

There's parts of this album that really make me cringe because of how blatantly cheesy it is.


"Take the Day!" and "Hunting Pirates" are sooooo cheesy.
moe5512 - 12.03.2011 at 15:32  
Rating: 7 I'm a bit disappointed... the album never gets "exciting", it's the same conan the barbarian soundtrack again and again. It's not a bad album but they can do so much better. Take the day is the best track in my opinion, after that I start to lose attention

Written by MétalNoir on 09.03.2011 at 20:26

Written by ruffio on 09.03.2011 at 03:04

There's parts of this album that really make me cringe because of how blatantly cheesy it is.


"Take the Day!" and "Hunting Pirates" are sooooo cheesy.


there is no folk/pagan/viking/heathen/whatevaa metal that is not cheesy. Ensiferum is maybe my favorite band but c'mon, they sing about dragons and elves
MétalNoir - 13.03.2011 at 03:36  
Rating: 7
Written by moe5512 on 12.03.2011 at 15:32

there is no folk/pagan/viking/heathen/whatevaa metal that is not cheesy. Ensiferum is maybe my favorite band but c'mon, they sing about dragons and elves

There are lots of folk metal bands that are not cheesy at all. Dig a little deeper beyond Finntroll and Korpiklaani and you'll find very dark and melancholy folk metal with no happy clappy melodies or clichéd "viking" imagery.
moe5512 - 13.03.2011 at 11:35  
Rating: 7
Written by MétalNoir on 13.03.2011 at 03:36

Written by moe5512 on 12.03.2011 at 15:32

there is no folk/pagan/viking/heathen/whatevaa metal that is not cheesy. Ensiferum is maybe my favorite band but c'mon, they sing about dragons and elves

There are lots of folk metal bands that are not cheesy at all. Dig a little deeper beyond Finntroll and Korpiklaani and you'll find very dark and melancholy folk metal with no happy clappy melodies or clichéd "viking" imagery.


A folk metal band that plays cheerful music is as cheesy as a darker wannabe deep band.... imo
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.03.2011 at 14:31  
 
Written by Pétur on 26.02.2011 at 15:38

The album sounds like a bad 80ties musical, ...


You want to say there are actually good musicals?
I have never come across a good musical unless it's South Park The Movie
Pétur - 15.03.2011 at 18:55  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.03.2011 at 14:31

Written by Pétur on 26.02.2011 at 15:38

The album sounds like a bad 80ties musical, ...


You want to say there are actually good musicals?
I have never come across a good musical unless it's South Park The Movie

Can't remember, there probably are some good musicals but I was already traumatized on a young age by horrible musicals films such as The Sound of Music and Grease so I didn't check out any other musicals.
Destructo - 16.03.2011 at 10:35  
Rating: 7
Written by MétalNoir on 09.03.2011 at 20:26

Written by ruffio on 09.03.2011 at 03:04

There's parts of this album that really make me cringe because of how blatantly cheesy it is.


"Take the Day!" and "Hunting Pirates" are sooooo cheesy.

I guess Moonsorrow would be one of the handful of bands that can actually make Viking/Folk metal not sound cheesy. But ya, this album definitely is cheesy in some areas. But equally grand in most other parts.
MétalNoir - 16.03.2011 at 18:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Pétur on 15.03.2011 at 18:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.03.2011 at 14:31

Written by Pétur on 26.02.2011 at 15:38

The album sounds like a bad 80ties musical, ...


You want to say there are actually good musicals?
I have never come across a good musical unless it's South Park The Movie

Can't remember, there probably are some good musicals but I was already traumatized on a young age by horrible musicals films such as The Sound of Music and Grease so I didn't check out any other musicals.

Sweeney Todd is kinda good... for a musical. "The Great Escape" definitely sounds like a musical, with its theatrical vocals. It also happens to be the album's most addictive track imo.
Sword_Chant - 17.03.2011 at 23:06  
Rating: 8 On another note, does anyone know what 'Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!' means in English terms? Still wonder what it actually refers to
Dargor - 18.03.2011 at 17:11  
Rating: 9 I've been listening to this album a lot recently and now I can tell that I really like this album, a lot.
The Shape 1973 - 18.03.2011 at 21:13  
Rating: 8 Really mixed album. You have excellent tracks like The March Of The Varangian Guard, Take The Day and Stand Up And Fight, then complete garbage like Hunting Pirates and Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!

Like the soundtrack feel a lot but think they have relied on it a bit too much at the expense of the actual songs.

Not decided on a score yet, will give further time for it to sink in.

Edit. Its growing on me. 8
Doc Godin - 20.03.2011 at 08:46  
Rating: 6
Written by The Shape 1973 on 18.03.2011 at 21:13

Really mixed album. You have excellent tracks like The March Of The Varangian Guard, Take The Day and Stand Up And Fight, then complete garbage like Hunting Pirates and Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!

Like the soundtrack feel a lot but think they have relied on it a bit too much at the expense of the actual songs.

Not decided on a score yet, will give further time for it to sink in.

I'd have to disagree, aside from Hunting Pirates and Stand Up And Fight, the album ranges from completely forgettable, to complete trash. It's really a heart breaker, the first 2 albums I absolutely worshipped, but this is just bad. Take The Day is absolutely embarrassing, it sounds like they stole the tune from Rocky Horror Picture show.
The Shape 1973 - 20.03.2011 at 12:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Doc Godin on 20.03.2011 at 08:46

Written by The Shape 1973 on 18.03.2011 at 21:13

Really mixed album. You have excellent tracks like The March Of The Varangian Guard, Take The Day and Stand Up And Fight, then complete garbage like Hunting Pirates and Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!

Like the soundtrack feel a lot but think they have relied on it a bit too much at the expense of the actual songs.

Not decided on a score yet, will give further time for it to sink in.

I'd have to disagree, aside from Hunting Pirates and Stand Up And Fight, the album ranges from completely forgettable, to complete trash. It's really a heart breaker, the first 2 albums I absolutely worshipped, but this is just bad. Take The Day is absolutely embarrassing, it sounds like they stole the tune from Rocky Horror Picture show.

I'm coming from the power metal side of things, so I prefer the cheesier anthemic songs rather than the drinking ones.
Susan - 23.03.2011 at 16:44  
Rating: 9 Another excellent album
Susan - 23.03.2011 at 16:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Doc Godin on 20.03.2011 at 08:46

Take The Day is absolutely embarrassing, it sounds like they stole the tune from Rocky Horror Picture show.


Which Rocky Horror song does it sound like? It doesn't remind me of any of the melodies...

Or, do you mean it generally feels like tunes in the show?
Doc Godin - 24.03.2011 at 00:26  
Rating: 6
Written by Susan on 23.03.2011 at 16:49

Written by Doc Godin on 20.03.2011 at 08:46

Take The Day is absolutely embarrassing, it sounds like they stole the tune from Rocky Horror Picture show.


Which Rocky Horror song does it sound like? It doesn't remind me of any of the melodies...

Or, do you mean it generally feels like tunes in the show?

A bit of both. I've only seen RHPS once, and I swear there was a tune in it that sounded exactly like the intro to Take The Day.
Runamoinen - 26.03.2011 at 15:22  
 
Written by Sword_Chant on 17.03.2011 at 23:06

On another note, does anyone know what 'Venetoi! - Prasinoi!!' means in English terms? Still wonder what it actually refers to


It could refer to "the Blues" and "the Greens" - two chariot racing teams competing in the Constantinople hippodrome.

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