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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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.