Yearning, Colosseum - Juhani Palomäki Passed Away


Juhani Palomäki, the main force behind Yearning and Colosseum has passed away last Saturday (May 15th) at age 32. The news was confirmed today by a source inside Kolony Records. Further details are not disclosed at the moment.

A Facebook memorial page has been created at this location.


In 1994, the Finnish atmospheric doom metal outfit Flegeton (later known as Yearning) was established by vocalist/guitarist Juhani Palomäki and drummer Toni Kristian. With their five studio albums the band received a lot of praise and recognition in the underground scene. Later, in 2006, Palomäki founded funeral doom act Colosseum, and released two albums. Both of them took the second spot in The Best Extreme Doom Metal Album category in the MS Awards 2007 and 2009. The band was currently in the studio working on a third album entitled Chapter 3: Parasomnia. The album will feature five lengthy epics and should be released in autumn through Firebox Records.

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Yearning
 
Posted: 18.05.2010 by Thryce


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18.05.2010 - 16:47
annodomini

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From: Lithuania

WTF? What is hapening? ;O

And I cant find what happened to him, maybe someone knows?
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18.05.2010 - 17:05
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng

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Ok, May 2010 officially sucks.
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18.05.2010 - 17:10
Roro

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From: Egypt

He died so young!
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18.05.2010 - 17:14
Dark Blood
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From: Portugal

Definitely Collin. And seems there's no further info about this... No one knows the cause of his passing. The public I mean..
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18.05.2010 - 17:25
In Bone Factory

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From: Iran

Anyway.R.I.P. I've liked Colosseum. m/
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18.05.2010 - 17:36
BudDa

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From: Uganda

Written by Deadsoulman on 18.05.2010 at 17:05

Ok, May 2010 officially sucks.

2010 officially sucks
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18.05.2010 - 17:54
Derwood

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Written by BudDa on 18.05.2010 at 17:36

Written by Deadsoulman on 18.05.2010 at 17:05

Ok, May 2010 officially sucks.

2010 officially sucks


Couldn't agree more.

RIP Juhani
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18.05.2010 - 18:18
farmakon
Whispering Gloom

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From: Czech Republic

This is very sad news for me... I like his music a lot.
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18.05.2010 - 18:35
silenius

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From: Sweden
Well that sucks raging as, big fan of colosseum , gonna put all colosseum and dio songs on shuffle and get fucked up drunk!
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18.05.2010 - 18:40
Clintagräm
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No matter your popularity or impact a death in Metal is a loss for us all. Cheers, be at peace!
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18.05.2010 - 18:56
BitterCOld
Gringo

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From: Paraguay

Wow more terrible news. was actually listening to Numquam last night before bed.
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18.05.2010 - 19:36
Troy Killjoy
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From: Canada

What?! This is horrible news. A great vocalist...
This is a big loss for metal, and more specifically for the funeral doom scene.
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18.05.2010 - 20:16
athena

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From: USA

R.I.P. Juhani. He had a great voice.
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18.05.2010 - 20:28
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

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From: Sweden

Oh man!!! What the heck? 2010 is the worst year ever for metal musicians... If there is a god...his humor and taste are the worst. This is not fucking funny, God, do not fuck with my favorite genre!
A legend for heavy metal and a guy with impressive bands in my beloved doom metal. This fucking sucks guys.
RIP Juhani, Your music was wonderful and full of emotions...
This seems to be A year When The World Started To Weep...
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Like you could kiss my ass
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Rod, let me love you.
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18.05.2010 - 20:57
White Winter Sun
Laboratory's Rat

Posts: 2198
From: France

It's now official, May 2010 is a crappy month! For sure, Juhani Palomäki had definitely one of the most beautiful voices in doom metal. His tessitura was simply impressive. A big loss for metal. R.I.P. Juhani.
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18.05.2010 - 21:22
Doc Godin
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From: Canada

This sucks...was just starting to get into Colosseum. I imagine this is very sad news for all the doomsters out there.
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18.05.2010 - 21:37
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu

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From: Canada

WTF ,, Why angel of DEATH is just focusing on Metal these days ,,, AWFUL MAY ,, the BLACK MAY ,, that wut this should be called .. R.I.P. Juhani
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18.05.2010 - 22:33
omjaimes
omjaimes

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From: Colombia

Really sad new ...
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18.05.2010 - 23:15
Ag Fox
Angel No More

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From: Hong Kong

Wth... I just ripped a Yearning album into my ipod to get into... I'm sad >:
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19.05.2010 - 01:10
-DC-002-
Mastercommander

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From: USA

Who will be next!?
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19.05.2010 - 01:33
Slyfang

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Written by -DC-002- on 19.05.2010 at 01:10

Who will be next!?


my money's on Jari Mäenpää


but it's not as if Time were coming out any faster while he's alive
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19.05.2010 - 02:15
Vitriolic Hate
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From: Greece

RIP.
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19.05.2010 - 02:16
Elodie Artour
Slania

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From: The Netherlands

Well... To be completely honest with you, guys, my first thought on his pic here (before I actually read what had happened) was: "What a handsome guy!" Afterwards, when I actually went through the news, it definitely made me sad. Neither had I heard about his bands, nor was I a fan of Dio, but still... Whenever an artist dies, it always makes me grieve because I appreciate such people in general. So, may Juhani Palomäki rest in peace! It seems like he indeed was an impressive vocal and songwriter. I also feel sorry for all those metalheads who are into both Dio and Juhani's acts. May 2010 really isn't going to be the best month of this year...
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19.05.2010 - 02:23
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.

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From: Mexico

In my country, some people say that when an artist dies, he takes some other artist with him, who knows, I ain't superstitious, but maybe they are right, who knows?

Still this is a sad news, nice albums the ones he had with Colosseum, I like that stuff, I'll have to listen to Yearning but surely I'll find something good about them.

Some more doom for doomsters...
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19.05.2010 - 02:37
Elodie Artour
Slania

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From: The Netherlands

@Daggon: Wow, that's an interesting belief... (Sorry for offtopic!)
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19.05.2010 - 03:55
Number Juan

Posts: 226
From: USA

Damn. Metal is taking a pounding lately with all these deaths.
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19.05.2010 - 05:01
Black Conundrum

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From: USA
That is sad. I was skeptical at first due to lack of information, and I did some regretful things as a result of this skepticism. They are things I don't want to go into detail about. It probably was some of that denial stuff too. I am convinced now, though. I haven't heard anything from the Colosseum project yet, but I really want to. But I am familiar with his project Yearning, which is a great band that gets my seal of approval. The age of 32 is a young time to die, and I wish him and his close associates the best. RIP Juhani Palomäki. He was indeed respectable.
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19.05.2010 - 10:37
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen

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From: USA

Fuckin weak. churrz to Juhani.

R.I.P.
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19.05.2010 - 22:40
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Problem?

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From: Canada

R.I.P Juhani. This is turning out to be quite the year for metal..
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15.12.2010 - 19:00
PrimalAntagonist
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Juhani Palomäki RIP
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