Unfortunately, Amberian Dawn have shared some sad news today. Bassist Tommi "Tom Joens" Kuri, which was one of the founding members of the band, has passed away. He played on the first three albums of the band before leaving in 2010 due to health issues. R.I.P.
As the release of their new album approaches, Amberian Dawn have shared today previews of all the tracks that will appear on Magic Forest. The album will be out on June 27th (Europe) and July 8th (US) via their new label Napalm Records. So far, the band unveiled the first single "Magic Forest" and today you get to listen to more new material. Did the previews sound promising to you?
If you are curious about symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn's new impending album Magic Forest, now there is something more to whet your appetite. Is it a new song and the title track of the album. The band recently signed with Napalm Records which will release their new opus on June 27th. For now, enjoy the new song "Magic Forest" here. Is it a good start?
Amberian Dawn's new album is called Magic Forest and the symphonic group recently revealed its cover artwork and some guests that will participate on the album. One of those guests is Jens Johansson (Stratovarius) who has earlier played on the albums End Of Eden (2010) and Circus Black (2012). The other guest is opera singer Markus Nieminen, who has already performed on End Of Eden as well. As for the album's artwork, you can take a look at it below. The plan is to release the album in 2014.
The Finns Amberian Dawn have given an update on their new studio album. Guitarist/keyboardist Tuomas "Michael Thomas" Seppälä has already penned 10 new songs which are ready to be recorded in the fall of 2013. The band has also launched a fan funding project now to help finance the album. The successor to Circus Black is yet untitled and is coming out in early 2014 now with new vocalist Päivi "Capri" Selo.
Symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn will release a compilation album featuring re-recorded versions of their classic songs with new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen which replaces Heidi Parviainen now with her new project Dark Sarah. Re-Evolution will be made available worldwide on June 17th, 2013 (June 14th in Finland). A three-minute clip of audio samples of the tracks that are set to appear on Re-Evolution can now be streamed below. Enjoy!
Amberian Dawn have released a brand new music video for "Kokko - Eagle Of Fire", with new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen, which is now available for viewing below. The digital single will be available for you to download on 17th of May. This video was produced by Routafilmi and directed by Markus Nieminen. Routafilmi also produced the band's "Arctica" video. The song is taken from the symphonic group forthcoming Re-Evolution release, which is coming out on 17th of June 2013 (14th of June in Finland) and features new interpretations of some of their classic songs.
The wait is over. Finnish melodic metallers Amberian Dawn have finally revealed their new vocalist. For those of you who have been keeping tabs, it's been slightly over a month since the band parted ways with their original vocalist Heidi; and for those of you who didn't know of the recent turn of events, pay closer attention next time.
Finnish symphonic power metallers Amberian Dawn have posted online a new music video for the song "Cold Kiss". The video was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. The song features Timo Kotipelto and is the first single taken from the band's fourth album Circus Black, which is out today in Europe and will be released on March 6th (Canada) and April 24th (USA) via Spinefarm Records. More album details were previously reported here.
A sample from Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn's upcoming album entitled Circus Black is now streaming online and you can listen to it below. The new album has been penned for a February 29th release through Spinefarm Records.
Amberian Dawn are happy to announce that they're starting the recordings of a new album this summer.
Amberian Dawn's frontman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä, has composed all ten songs for this new album and vocalist Heidi Parviainen has already started working on the lyrics.
According to Tuomas: "There's going to be some changes in our working methods and the next album is going to sound different compared to our previous albums. We're going to use backing vocalists for example. Earlier we have had only guesting lead singers and no backing vocalists at all. There's some really fast songs on this album and also some 80's- style songs like Valkyries and Kokko from our previous albums. Technically there's great challenges for the band and all the skills possessed by the new line-up will be essential. We're going to break some new limits again and lift the level of our quality even higher than before. With some guesting vocalists or musicians on this album, just like on all our previous albums, this new album is going to be more solid than our latest album End Of Eden."
Finnish Symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn recently shot a video for the first single off their latest record, End Of Eden - incidentally released today. The song is called "Arctica", and the video - directed by M. Nieminen from Routafilmi - can be viewed below.
In other news, the band has suffered a major line-up disruption. Main composer Tuomas Seppälä explains as follows:
"There's no drama involved in this line-up change. It's all about time issues. I hope very much succes and happines for you Tommi Kuri (bass), Joonas Pykälä-Aho (drums) and Emil Pohjalainen (guitars) in the future. You can meet the new line-up of Amberian Dawn on our music video "Arctica". These new guys have been around already before - Heikki Saari (Norther, Naildown) used to be our original drummer in 2006 and he played drums on the songs "River Of Tuoni" and "Evil Inside Me" on our debut album, River Of Tuoni. Bassist Jukka Koskinen (Norther, Wintersun, Cain's Offering) has already played one gig with us last summer at Tavastia Club. We're ready with our new line-up on our next gig in Helsinki, November 26th in Dante's Highlight."