14:28 - Marcel Hubregtse That is Bloodbath down the drain. Holmes extreme vocals have been really really bad for at least 10 years now. That's the reason he didn't growl/grunt on the old PL songs when they played those live. And he's picked it up again...
13:34 - Apothecary Woooo, so proud of my Philly Eagles. Totally flipped shit around on Indianapolis last night
"The Great Escape", a brand-new track from Finnish battle metal warriors Turisas, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Decibel Magazine.
The title track off the band's highly anticipated new album is still available as a free download at this location.
"The Great Escape" comes off the band's upcoming new album Stand Up And Fight, which will be released at the end of February in Europe and on March 8th in North America through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Finnish battle metal warriors Turisas will be releasing their upcoming album Stand Up And Fight through Century Media Records on the following dates:
Finland, Japan: February 23, 2011
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 25, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 28, 2011
Australia, New Zealand: March 4, 2011
North America: March 8, 2011
A preview of the album, as well as some in-depth interview snippets with vocalist Mathias Nygård and violinist Olli Vänskä, can be watched below. The title track off the band's highly anticipated new album is still available as a free download at this location. More album details were previously reported over here.
Turisas has finished recording the upcoming, yet untitled third album!
The new album was recorded between March and September 2010 at Sound Supreme Studio, Finland, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost etc.) at Fascination Street, Sweden. The album was produced by vocalist and main songwriter Mathias "Warlord" Nygård. The album is due to be released worldwide on Century Media Records in early 2011. Complete information on the album title, release date and all other details will follow very soon - watch this space!
Along with releasing a new album, Turisas is to join Cradle Of Filth on a US tour in February - March 2011. The other supporting bands on this tour are Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye (HIM side-project). Mainland Europe and UK shows will be following close behind, details to be announced shortly; 2011 is looking to be one long road trip!
Battle Metal warriors Turisas have released their digital-only single Supernaut this week. The single is now available through all digital platforms.
Since the feedback to Turisas' version of Supernaut on Metal Hammer UK's Black Sabbath tribute covermount CD was so positive, the band and Century Media Records decided to release an extended version of the track, featuring an additional one minute that wasn't available on the previously released version of the song.
The band is still busy mixing the upcoming, yet-untitled album with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. The album was recorded at the Sound Supreme studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland and will be released in early 2011.
According to a statement on the band's website, Turisas have begun work for their upcoming third album in Sound Supreme studio, Hämeenlinna, Finland - the same studio where the band recorded the previous album The Varangian Way. The new album, successor to the renowned records Battle Metal (2004) and The Varangian Way (2007), is due to be released still later this year.
Vocalist, songwriter and producer Mathias Nygård comments: "After a nine-month break from touring to be able to fully focus on songwriting, we've finally moved forward and have now started recording. It's going to be a long project, and keep us busy all the way until the break of summer, but believe me, the wait will be all worth it. With three years between albums, there's been enough of time to find a fresh angle and new ideas not to repeat ourselves or albums we've done in the past. The songs rock big time, but the epic elements aren't going anywhere - it's going to sound larger than ever before. The leap forward is going to be just as big as between Battle Metal and The Varangian Way. "
"The summer was very busy - after having got used to spending our summers at festivals around Europe for years, we faced an exciting change as this summer with most of the festival shows taking place in our home country Finland. The whole summer was caught on film and the result is our new DVD: the festival performances, the behind the scenes material, and also some interviews and other summer activities around Finland.
We also made a re-recording of the track "Battle Metal" and did a video clip to it based on material our fans had sent us. If you want, you can keep on sending us links to what ever material you come up with and we'll put them up on our site. Or if you want to send us something by snail mail, you can find the postal address on our site.
According to their official website, Finnish metallers Turisas are currently working on their 1st DVD which will be out later this year. But not only that: they are currently also re-recording their crowd favourite "Battle Metal". Since it is high time to finally have an official video-clip for the song and also to pay tribute to their dedicated fans (without whom there is obviously no such thing as a crowd favourite) they want YOU, those fans, to take part in their video for "Battle Metal 2008"! Read more about this here.
Finnish folk metallers Turisas have issued a statement explaining a sudden change of the band's lineup:
We hereby announce, that we have been forced to hire a step-in accordion player to replace Lisko on all announced upcoming tourdates. We have an important show this Friday at Finnish Metal Expo (FIN) and two lengthy tours in UK/Europe and USA just around the corner - but no accordion player.
The thing is, we played a cool show in Groningen, Netherlands on 11th January and everything was cool. Then the next day, before the flight, some of us decided to check out Amsterdam really quickly, by train. Lisko had behaved in a bit hazy way during the trip, but it was nothing that weird (considering he is Lisko); however, he never showed up back at the airport. We got an interesting phone call, where he told that due to "special" reasons he wouldn't fly in the same plane with us. This alone was pissing us off a bit, but we decided he could do it on his own expense. However, after returning to Finland, despite our attempts, there has been practically no communication with the guy, apart from a couple of interesting SMS's (so apparently he's alive): no rehearsals, nothing. We don't even know if he's back in Finland at the moment.
It is truly something very special what infamous Finnish folk metal warriors Turisas unleash upon you now with the premiere of their fantastic new clip "Rasputin", an insane cover version of the old Boney M. classic every fan should already recognise from their unforgettable live shows.
Band mastermind Warlord comments the clip as follows: "This video is pretty far from what you'd expect from a Turisas-video - or any metal video for that matter! The idea to the video is just as wild as the cover song itself: a battle metal band covering a 70's disco hit. Just as the song, it is a crossover of the 70's kitsch attached to the Boney M - track, but performed by us as we do it. Director Vesa-Matti Vainio and the whole crew did a great job on this one and to me, this is a good pick for our first video ever. I assure you, there are plenty of ideas on epic spectacles to be looked into later."
Finland's battle metallers Turisas will be swapping their blood soaked furs and axes for the glitter & glitz of the 70's disco era with the release of their debut single 'Rasputin' on 24th September.
On the release of their interpretation of the classic disco hit originally by Boney M, Warlord Nygard comments "We've been begged to record Rasputin pretty much since we first played it live a couple of years back. It's amazing how popular this cover version of ours have become at our gigs during the last year and it really makes us feel like we must have done something right here looking at big crowds going totally mental over a 70's disco hit! I remember getting the idea for this cover years back - in 2001 I think. I was on a ferry trip between Finland and Sweden and there was this cover band performing 70's disco hits. The minute they blasted 'Rasputin' I knew, that at some point, we would need to do it in some form or another. It was just obvious that it would work amazingly well given a slightly more modern and heavier touch-up. Personally I've always preferred these old 70's disco bands".
After truly epic performances opening up the main stage at this years Download Festival and Metal Hammer's Golden God Awards, the Finnish Viking warriors Turisas have announced their headlining UK tour for September 2007 in support of their new album 'The Varangian Way'.
Warlord Nygard comments on the forthcoming tour "It's been well over a year since the last Turisas headlining show in the UK. It seems we have only been over for short one-off support and festival sets, but now that will finally change. We felt so bad about us having to cancel a show in London earlier this year, that we are now not only returning to make up for that show, but with a full tour consisting of eight shows across the country. We will be bringing over the full package, not only a 15 minute showcase set, so prepare yourselves for one of the greatest nights out you will be getting for a while."
Click on http://www.thevarangianway.com for in depth information about Turisas' acclaimed album "The Varangian Way"! Not only does this special website offer an exclusive competition where you can win some cool and rare stuff, but also audio excerpts from the album, profiles introducing the individual band-members, international press-clips and most importantly the Warlord himself explaining the concept of the album as well as video-commentary for every song on the album.
Don't miss the chance to learn what "The Varangian Way" is really about and take a tour down the Eastern European rivers, from Finland straight down to the Black Sea.
While "The Varangian Way" hit UK Rock Album Charts at 11, their Finland only single "To Holmgard And Beyond" climbed to position 12, so it was high time for the album finally being out Wednesday, June 6th.
"Imagine a time when warriors strode the earth. A time when battle-painted warrior-poets sang of battles and heady feats of heroism, myth intermingled with fact, and romantic notions of adventure on the high seas sparked the imagination. The time is now, because so-called battle metal maestros Turisas - named after their homeland's ancient god of war - are bringing back the old -school with the sophomore album "The Varangian Way". here for the artwork].
"We definitely have high expectations lined up after the success of our debut album "Battle Metal"", says vocalist and producer Warlord. "Quite often the second album is done in a rush and doesn't live up to the standards of the debut. We took three years to get it right, and there's no doubt about it: "The Varangian Way" tops "Battle Metal" with such ease I almost feel sorry for our debut."