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Kalmah - New Video Online

Here's a video of Kalmah playing in the snow/making complete asses of themselves. The song is the title track of the new album 12 Gauge which will be released worldwide tomorrow.

The video was shot in the band's hometown of Pudasjärvi. The group added: "The thermometer was pretty low, -37 Celsius as we started. By the end of the day it was -27. It was freezing, but anyways we managed to pull it out."

Sentenced Odiin]

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Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 03.03.2010 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Kalmah - Two New Songs Online

Finnish metallers Kalmah have posted online two new songs, "Bullets Are Blind" and "One Of Fail", on their MySpace page.

The two new songs come off the band's forthcoming album, 12 Gauge, which is scheduled for release in Japan on February 24 (March 3 in the rest of the World) via Spinefarm Records.

In other news the band will film a video for the song "12 Gauge" later this week. The clip will make its online debut in late February/early March.

12 Gauge cover art] tracklist:

01. Rust Never Sleeps
02. One Of Fail
03. Bullets Are Blind
04. Swampwar
05. Better Not To Tell
06. Hook The Monster
07. Godeye
08. 12 Gauge
09. Sacramentum
10. Cold Sweat

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Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 18.02.2010 by bluemobiusx | Comments (10)


Kalmah - New Album Details Revealed

Original news, posted on 06.01.2010

Kalmah has issued the following album news:

"Everything is now prepared for the release of sixth Kalmah album titled 12 Gauge. The official release date is set for 3 March 2010. Release date in Japan is 24 February 2010.

The song titles and running order is:

01. Rust Never Sleeps
02. One of Fail
03. Bullets Are Blind
04. Swampwar
05. Better Not To Tell
06. Hook The Monster
07. Godeye
08. 12 Gauge
09. Sacramentum

In addition, the Japanese import will include a cover version of Thin Lizzy´s "Cold Sweat"."

(Also thanks to Sentenced Odiin)

UPDATE (thanks to Dahalak)

Cover artwork for the new Kalmah album 12 Gauge can be found here.

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Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 21.01.2010 by WinterChild | Comments (30)


Kalmah - New Album Updates

Original news posted on 03.10.2009

Kalmah have finished the recordings of their 6th album which will be released in the early 2010. The actual release date has not been set yet. The recording process started in May, continued in June and finally ended in August. All recordings and mixing were done at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room. The album is still untitled. The work title was 12 Gauge which is a title for one song for the album. All in all the band recorded 9 new songs and one cover.

The band added: "Recordings as usual for Kalmah went pretty smoothly. We had everything pretty much ready before the studio and it was easy to just concentrate on the sound and perfection of the performance. The sound, well, of course the sound is great. We managed to dig out more depression and agression overall. From now own we are concentrating on the cover art, booklet and stuff. We have some upcoming shows at Russia in the beginning of November and we are planning for Finnish shows at the beginning of 2010."

In other news, Kalmah had to cancel two live shows this week. The gig in Istanbul is cancelled as well as gig at Nuclear Nightclub. Both gigs will be re-scheduled to 2010. Nightclub will host the band's album release party in the beginning of 2010. The reason for cancelling is Pekka's accident with a brush saw. See the picture here.

UPDATE (thanks to Methil Odin)

Official press release

Finnish melodic swamp metallers Kalmah have completed the recordings of 6th studio album. Album was recorded at Tico-Tico studios in Finland as usual and mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden.

"Everything went fluently as always even thought this time the recordings were done in three different time periods within a half a year. Swamp spirit among the band is high and every body is very satisfied with the result as should. Actually I think it was even better to leave the breath taking gaps here and there so that the new material didn't numb ears and head. What comes to new material under the guidance of our dear Swamplord it is very Kalmah like but we haven't forgot to introduce new tuning here and there" says the main song writer and lead guitarist Antti Kokko.

Cover art and promotional material is on its way. The official release date is yet unknown but will take place in January - February 2010. At the same time band will celebrate 10th anniversary as an recording band.

Previous album For The Revolution gained good reason of success here in Finland and especially in North America. The band did their first tour ever outside Finland at Canada 2008. The tour was success and band is planning to do a follow-up tour 2010.

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Source: kalmah.com
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Posted: 08.11.2009 by Methil Odin | Comments (16)


Kalmah - In The Studio

Finnish metallers Kalmah have issued the following update:

"We have entered studio to record our 6th full length album. During May we will record 9 new songs and couple of covers. Mixing and mastering will take place at the beginning of Autumn when the daylight starts to disappear from the Northern Finland.

What's new? Well, I would have to say that all Kalmah elements are strongly present and the band has more strength than ever. And we will very likely use real trumpet, so at least that is something new...

You will find studio diary, pics and videos from here. Maybe you can get a hint of what is coming."

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Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 09.05.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (18)


Kalmah - Writing New Material

Kalmah have posted the following message on their website:

"As many of you might have noticed there has been a media silence for a while in Kalmah camp and there is a reason. We have been writing material for the sixth Kalmah album which will be recorded during Spring 2009. Inspiration has not let us down and we have all in all five songs in the process. So where we are going with the new stuff? At this point all I can say we like the new songs and if we like them we know there will be some fans to feel likewise.

If you want to hear the new material be sure to get on board SpineFeast at sea. I'm pretty sure we will play at least one new song live."

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Source: kalmah.com
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Posted: 13.11.2008 by Thryce | Comments (32)


Kalmah - New Song, Cover Art And Release Date Revealed

Finland's Kalmah have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "For The Revolution" Link], scheduled for release on April 2 through Spikefarm Records. Cover art artist is former Sentenced drummer Vesa Ranta who also did the artwork for previous Kalmah album "The Black Waltz". Kalmah's new album was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden.

In the meantime, the "For The Revolution" title song has been added to the official Kalmah MySpace profile. The song is the opening track of the album.

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Posted: 24.03.2008 by Morbid | Comments (11)


Kalmah - New Album Tracklist Revealed

According to a posting on Kalmah's website, recording dust has settled and the band is now working on the booklet. The album cover will be revealed next week. "For The Revolution" was mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden, and will be released on 2 April. The complete tracklist is:

01. For The Revolution
02. Dead Man's Shadow
03. Holy Symphony Of War
04. Wings Of Blackening
05. Ready For Salvation
06. Towards The Sky
07. Outremer
08. Coward
09. Like A Slave

Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 16.03.2008 by Death's Shadow | Comments (13)


Kalmah - Canadian Tour Announced

Finnish metallers Kalamh have announced the For The Revolution Tour dates in Canada:

23 April - Toronto
24 April - Hamilton
25 April - Sudbury
26 April - Rouyn
27 April - Sag/Lac
28 April - Quebec
29 April - Montreal
30 April - Saint-Hyacinthe

Venues to be announced soon. This will be the band's first time to tour Canada.

Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 13.01.2008 by Bararey | Comments (14)


Kalmah - New Album Updates

The band reported that everything has been recorded for the new album and the mixing will start at the beginning of 2008. The band estimates 1-2 weeks to get everything completed. This album will be guitar driven, raw sounding, more riff-oriented but melodic as Kalmah album always is. The band members state that they're very pleased with the results so far.

New pictures have been posted in the band's gallery, and can be viewed here.

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Source: kalmah.com
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Posted: 25.12.2007 by BurbotsRevenge | Comments (18)


Kalmah - New Album In Process

Following message was posted on Kalmah's website:

Kalmah is currently writing material for the 5th studio album which will be released in Winter/Spring 2008. "Right now we have about 7 songs ready". Swamplords will enter studios in October to record the next swamp metal masterpiece. "I guess the new material will represent heavier and even more riff-oriented Kalmah but the melodies and basic Kalmah sound has not been forgotten." The writing process has been firm and there has been no "run-and-piss" hurry. There was a compulsory month break in the beginning of summer since Antti broke his wrist. The wrist has shaped up well and it seems there will be no permanent injury.

Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 19.07.2007 by bluemobiusx | Comments (30)


Kalmah - New Video Online

Kalmah recently shot a video for the song 'The Groan Of Wind', taken from their new album The Black Waltz. It is now available for download at this location.

In the meantime, Kalmah have been confirmed for the following festival dates:

June
30 - July 2 - Tuska Festival in Helsinki, Finland

November
4 - Ragnarok Festival in Perth, Scotland

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Source: kalmah.com
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Posted: 06.06.2006 by Thryce | Comments (9)


Kalmah - To Start Recordings Of The New Album

The speed metalers from Finland "will enter studio next week to record the next Kalmah album", which will contain 10 songs. The album doesn't have a title yet.

The band commented: "The process before this album has been quite long. That is because this time we didn't want to spoil the album with unnecessary hurry. We started to write the material at the end of 2004 and sometimes I've to admit the process has been painful. That is very common in Kalmah camp. If there is no inspiration you'll just have to lay the guitar to rest - to wait for the real inspiration.

I'm not here to praise the new material. That is up to you guys when the new album will hit the market. But I have to admit we really enjoy the material. I know this will be the best album we have made so far and by the time you will know why. Everything is prepared for the studio and we are ready..."

Source: kalmah.com
Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 31.10.2005 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)


Kalmah - Cancels Finnish Festival Appearance

Finland's KALMAH have cancelled their previously announced Feb. 7 appearance at the Kaamos - Dark Metal Night festival in Oulu, Finland. According to a post on the band's web site, "We had problems with personal time schedules which was the reason for cancelling."

The band, who recently parted ways with keyboardist Pasi Hiltula, will now play at Loop in Oulu, Finland on Friday, February 13.

KALMAH released their third full-length album, "Swampsong", in Finland through Spikefarm Records and in North America through Century Media Records.

Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 05.01.2004 by Deadsoulman | Comments (0)


Kalmah - Keyboardist Leaves The Band

We are really sorry to announce the departure of Pasi Hiltula. He wanted to concentrate on his own projects. We are looking for replacement but at the same time considering to leave the position unfilled and leave the space for guitars. Let's see what the future has to offer for us. It was great to work with Pasi. He really is one of the best keyboard players we have ever known and heard. With swamp we thank and bow!

Band profile: Kalmah
Posted: 28.10.2003 by maligne symphonia | Comments (0)