Good news for Barren Earth fans today. The progressive death metallers have a new label home: Century Media Records. More importantly, Barren Earth recently finished the recordings for their third studio album which is scheduled to be released in early 2015. More details on that will be released shortly. Do you have high hopes for the successor of The Devil's Resolve? According to the group, this will be by far their best album.
Beneath the burden of their fans' anticipation with regards to the new vocalist, Barren Earth plans to enter the studio in March to partially record the follow-up to their 2012 release, The Devil's Resolve. Due to keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson's schedule conflicts, they will return to the studio to finish off the album later in the year. Jón Aldará, who stepped in for renowned Swallow The Sun frontman Mikko Kotamäki, hails from Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð. You can read up on the subject over here and here.
Following the departure of Mikko Kotamäki due to conflicting schedules a few months ago, Barren Earth had been looking for a new singer while working on new material, which has been described as "mournful, winding, hopeful, ambitious and rugged". They've just announced that Jón Aldará, Hamferð's vocalist, will join them as the new lead vocalist. He will take part in Barren Earth's third full-length album which the group plans to start recording during the spring of 2014.
Finland's progressive melodic death metal outfit Barren Earth has parted ways with their vocalist Mikko Kotamäki due to conflicting schedules. As stated by the band, it was done by mutual agreement with "absolutely no drama involved" and the band will continue to work on new material while looking for someone to fill in his shoes.
Inferno.fi is streaming four new songs from Finnish progressive/melodic death metallers Barren Earth's upcoming new album The Devil's Resolve, namely the first four songs of the album, "Passing Of The Crimson Shadows", "The Rains Begin", "Vintage Warlords" and "As It Is Written". The band's new album will hit stores in North America on March 13th, Japan and Finland on March 7th and the rest of Europe on March 12th via Peaceville Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"The Rains Begin", a brand new video from Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth has premiered exclusively at this location. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming second album The Devil's Resolve, to be released on March 7th through Peaceville Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth have unveiled more details about their new album. The band posted the following on their official website: "Barren Earth will release their sophomore full-length album, The Devil's Resolve, in North America on March 13, Japan and Finland on March 7 and rest of EU on March 12 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (Mastodon)."
Finland's progressive death/doom metal band Barren Earth have entered Helsinki's Sonic Pump Studios to record the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed debut album, Curse of the Red River.
The band has written 12 new songs, and is currently laying them down with engineer/co-producer Jukka Varmo. Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Opeth) will once again be at the mixing helm. The tracks mainly continue in the vein of the previous record, having perhaps even more 70's prog influences, but maintaining the basic heaviness and brutality one has come to associate with Barren Earth.
The album is due for release in autumn 2011 on Peaceville Records,
Following a successful first run in 2010, The Finnish Metal Tour will once again unleash itself on North America in early 2011.
Dubbed The Finnish Metal Tour 2, the trek will feature co-headliners Finntroll (Century Media) and Ensiferum (Spinefarm). Support will come from Barren Earth (Peaceville), and Rotten Sound (Relapse). The tour will start on January 31, 2011 in Orlando, Florida and conclude on March 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tickets for the tour will be available starting August 17, 2010 via an exclusive Internet presale on EnterTheVault.com. VIP tickets will also be available and include a pre-show meet-and-greet with Finntroll and Ensiferum. All shows will then go on sale through normal ticketing systems on September 7, 2010.
Barren Earth has completed filming their first music video for the track "The Leer", taken from the band's debut full-length record, Curse of the Red River. The globally acclaimed release hit stores in the US last month on Peaceville Records. The brand new video for "The Leer" was directed by Owe Lingvall, and can be viewed exclusively at Metal Hammer.
Another track off Curse of the Red River, "Forlorn Waves", can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
"Forlorn Waves", a new song from Finnish metallers Barren Earth, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Forlorn Waves" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Curse Of The Red River, which is scheduled for release on March 29 in Europe (April 6 in North America) via Peaceville Records.
Curse Of The Red River cover art] tracklist:
01. The Curse Of The Red River
02. Our Twilight
03. Forlorn Waves
05. The Leer
06. The Ritual Of Dawn
07. Ere All Perish
08. Cold Earth Chamber
09. Deserted Morrows
Barren Earth and MetalSucks.net have teamed up to premiere a brand new track, "The Leer", off the band's forthcoming debut full length record, Curse of the Red River. The song is available for streaming, exclusively at this location.
Finland's new prog/death act, Barren Earth, consisting of former members of Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow and Kreator, have uploaded a new video trailer to their YouTube channel, giving a glimpse into the writing and recording process of the tracks on the band's forthcoming Our Twilight EP. Our Twilight, Barren Earth's debut release, will hit US stores November 17th (Europe 9th, Finland 11th) on Peaceville Records.
Along with the album trailer, the band has uploaded the title track off the new EP to their official MySpace page. An audio sampler, previewing each of the four tracks on Our Twilight, can be heard at this location.
Barren Earth's debut full-length album, containing the extended version of Our Twilight, is slated for an early 2010 release, while the band's first live performance is scheduled for November 19th in their hometown of Helsinki.
Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, Barren Earth. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends Amorphis, as well as current members of Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow and Kreator, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (Katatonia/Opeth/Novembre). An EP is due November 2009, with the album currently scheduled for an early 2010 release.
The music of Barren Earth combines elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists such as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog.