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Kivimetsän Druidi - Announce New EP And Booking Deal

The Finnish symphonic/fantasy metal band Kivimetsän Druidi have signed a deal on domestic bookings with the Finnish booking agency Northern Solitude Entertainment. The female-fronted sextet shall play a few selected shows during spring of 2015. Kivimetsän Druidi are known for their full-length albums Shadowheart (Century Media, 2008) and Betrayal, Justice, Revenge (Century Media, 2010). After 4 years of anticipation, the band is finally breaking the silence with a new EP release.


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Posted: 30.12.2014 by Dominus | Comments (4)

Kivimetsän Druidi - New Video Online

"Desolation: White Wolf", the new video from Finnish metallers Kivimetsän Druidi, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Timo Puustinen of CopperSky.

"Desolation: White Wolf" comes off the band's latest album, Betrayal, Justice, Revenge, which was released on April 2010 via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Kivimetsän Druidi
Posted: 07.07.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Kivimetsän Druidi - New Song Online

Kivimetsän Druidi recently finished recording their new album Betrayal, Justice, Revenge, which will be released via Century Media Records in late April 2010. There's currently a new song streaming online coming off said album. The track is entitled "Seawitch and the Sorcerer" and can be heard over at this location. More album details to be found here.


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Posted: 06.03.2010 by Ellrohir | Comments (0)

Kivimetsän Druidi - New Album Details Revealed

Original news, posted on 11.02.2010

Official press release

Up and coming Finnish fantasy metal shooting stars Kivimetsän Druidi have completed their sophomore album Betrayal, Justice, Revenge, which will hit stores via Century Media Records in late April 2010.

The sextet around frontlady Leeni-Maria debuted in 2008 on Century Media with their acclaimed first album Shadowheart and quickly established a worldwide fanbase due to an unmistakeable sound that is heavy, drivingly fast and highly atmospheric.

In 2009 the band toured the US for the first time as part of the Heathenfest America with Eluveitie, Belphegor, Alestorm and Vreid, played numerous European shows and in 2010 Kivimetsän Druidi are ready to surprise you with their most diverse and mature album to date.

UPDATE (thanks to Sjuk)

Kivimetsän Druidi and Century Media Records are proud to hereby present the tracklist and cover artwork for the bands upcoming new album Betrayal, Justice, Revenge. The artwork mirrors perfectly what it's all about with the KIVI'S, it takes you on a fantastic journey to another ancient world.

The fist pressing of the album will be a very special edition featuring an awesome packaging and two flame new bonus tracks. So, don't miss this special item available everywhere from April 26th, 2010.

Betrayal, Justice, Revenge cover art] tracklist:

01. Lament for the Fallen
02. Aesis Lilim
03. Seawitch and the Sorcerer
04. The Visitor
05. Manalan Vartija
06. Tuoppein'nostelulaulu
07. Chant of the Winged One
08. Of Betrayal
09. Desolation: White Wolf
10. Veljet
11. Where Hope and Daylight Die


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Posted: 27.02.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (15)

Kivimetsän Druidi - New Music Video Online

Newly Century Media signed Viking metalheads Kivimetsän Druidi have just posted their epic new video online for the track "Jäässä Varttunut," which can be viewed on the band's official Myspace page by clicking here. The track is taken from their upcoming debut full-length "Shadowheart" which will see a November 25th release date in the US. Also featured on the bands Myspace page is a great behind the scenes look at the making of "Jäässä Varttunut".


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Posted: 22.10.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Kivimetsän Druidi - Entire New Album Online

Finnish symphonic folk metaller Kivimetsän Druidi have uploaded all the songs from the band's soon-to-be-released debut album "Shadowheart" so that all of you can pre-listen it now. "Shadowheart" can now be streamed for one week at the band's MySpace page.


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Posted: 09.10.2008 by ArtiA | Comments (5)

Kivimetsän Druidi - Female Singer Joins The Band At Full Time

This is a message from Kivimetsän Druidi concerning the departure of Leeni-Maria Hovila from her former band Exsecratus.

"Leeni-Maria Hovila, vocalist since October -06, has left the band Exsecratus due to personal reasons.

She is going to cover some upcoming Exsecratus gigs as well as the next album 'Beloved Serpent'.

Leeni-Maria will continue with symphonic fantasy/folkmetal band Kivimetsän Druidi as well as with other future projects."

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Posted: 15.09.2008 by Jeff | Comments (7)

Kivimetsän Druidi - Update From The Band

Finnish symphonic folk metallers Kivimetsän Druidi will be releasing their debut album entitled "Shadowheart" cover] in October 2008. The band describes the album as having "an unmistakable sound that is heavy, drivingly fast, but due to its epic atmosphere, and melancholic, highly catchy overtones marks a stunning amalgamation of Celtic folklore and vast extreme metal influences." The lyrics of the album are in both Finnish and English.

"Shadowheart" release dates:

15.10.2008 Finland.
17.10.2008 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy.
21.10.2008 Spain, Portugal.
22.10.2008 Sweden, Hungary.

A new track from the upcoming album entitled "Verivala" is available for streaming on their MySpace page.

Kivimetsän Druidi will be joining fellow Finnish metallers Korpiklaani on their Finnish Fire - Tour 2008 along with Battlelore and Falchion:

13.11.2008 - GER, Gießen at Hessenhalle
14.11.2008 - GER, Glauchau at Alte Spinnerei
15.11.2008 - CZE, Prague at Retro Music Hall
16.11.2008 - CRO, Zagreb at Boogaloo
17.11.2008 - ITA, Milan at Alcatraz
18.11.2008 - FRA, Lyon at Ninkasi Kao
26.11.2008 - FRA, Strassbourg at La Laiterie
29.11.2008 - BEL, Hasselt at Mod Club
30.11.2008 - NED, Amsterdam at Melkweg
01.12.2008 - GBR, Wolverhampton at Wulfrun Hall
02.12.2008 - GBR, Glasgow at ABC 1
03.12.2008 - GBR, Manchester at Jillys Rock World
04.12.2008 - GBR, London at Carling Academy Islington
05.12.2008 - GBR, Leeds at Rio's


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Event: Korpiklaani: Finnish Fire Tour
Posted: 25.08.2008 by ArtiA | Comments (8)

Kivimetsän Druidi - Sign To Century Media Records

Century Media Records and Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metallers Kivimetsän Druidi have signed a worldwide record deal. Kivimetsän Druidi, who played a massive European tour supporting fellow Finnish folkmetalheads Korpiklaani last October and November, have entered Noice Camp studio in Turku in order to record their forthcoming debut album due to be released at the end of October 2008.

"Kivimetsän Druidi members are extremely pleased with the deal with Century Media Records whose impressive catalogue speaks for itself. It is great to be a part of the Century Media family with such awesome bands like Turisas, Strapping Young Lad, Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy."

During the summer Kivimetsän Druidi will play only a handful of festival gigs as they are busy recording their forthcoming album, but when the autumn comes they will tour extensively both in Finland and abroad.

More about Kivimetsän Druidi on


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Posted: 06.06.2008 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Kivimetsän Druidi - New Vocalist Found

Kivimetsän Druidi has found a new vocalist in replacement of Jenni Onishko. The new female singer of the band is Leeni-Maria Hovila. The band has issued the following statement:

"We are proud to inform you that our new female voice is Leeni-Maria Hovila from Helsinki.
She is also known from Exsecratus, a Helsinki based Melodic Death Metal band that released its debut album "Tainted Dreams" at the end of last year. Her beautiful singing can also be heard on Swallow The Sun's "Hope" album.

Leeni-Maria's first live gig with Kivimetsän Druidi will be at the Curium Fest in Gloria, Helsinki on the 14th of March."


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Posted: 24.02.2008 by LeDruide | Comments (1)

Kivimetsän Druidi - Parts Ways With Vocalist

Finland-based band Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following statement:

Kivimetsän Druidi and their female singer Jenni Onishko have decided that their paths will go different ways from now on! Due to personal reasons the co-operation is no longer possible. We are deeply sorry to say this, but we can't keep on fighting against the windmills.

Our former singer Annika Laaksonen kindly helped us out at Helsinki, Semifinal. On Thursday in Kouvola we will be supported live by several Metal Warriors - a kind of all stars team: Lainedil and Iné from Elexorien, Tuuli from Shattered Within etc. The gig in St. Petersburgh on Saturday will be played without female vocals. All the gigs in near future will definitely be very challenging both technically AND mentally for the band.

We wish Jenni all the best in the future. And although our paths part now, the friendship will live forever.

The band is now in search of a new female vocalist:

"Our new singer should be 18-25 years old and preferably she should have a classically trained voice. She should be suitable to our style and we appreciate charisma and performing skills. Anyway she'll be our new metal queen!
We have already agreed gigs both in Finland and abroad, so the sooner we find our new singer the better.
We are training in Kouvola, but as long as the singer can spend in Kouvola two weekends a month, it's no problem where she is living. However a great part of our songs are written in Finnish, so she should be able to sing in Finnish."

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Posted: 14.02.2008 by LeDruide | Comments (3)