Stand Up And Fight, the third studio album from Turisas will be released 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

The title track off the band's highly anticipated new album is available as a free download at this location.

Stand Up And Fight [cover art] tracklist:

01. The March Of The Varangian Guard
02. Take The Day!
03. Hunting Pirates
04. βένετοι! - πράσινοι!
05. Stand Up And Fight
06. The Great Escape
07. Fear The Fear
08. End Of An Empire
09. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

The rest of the press release reads as follows: "Stand Up And Fight is a loose continuation of the story from The Varangian Way, and picks up where the previous one left us, in Constantinople," explains mainman Mathias Nygård. "However, it is not a sequel as such. In general, the songs are much more universal and deal with topics that can be placed just as tightly into the modern world as in the 11th century Byzantine Empire. Stand Up And Fight has much more to offer the contemporary listener."

Their more contemporary and universal approach is also reflected by a revamped look: "Turisas has always been about progression and evolution, and now with a new album we're not here to repeat ourselves but to have something new to come with - also visually. Our look has developed through the years, and it's never been something we created once to be static forever. Innovation is reinventing yourself regularly. We toured The Varangian Way for three and a half years with a look that was tied to the album. With a new release, it was time for a makeover. The visual side has always played a very strong role in Turisas, and fear not - that's not going to change. Stronger than ever, Turisas has returned!"

The biggest, boldest and most gloriously extravagant album of the band's career, Stand Up And Fight erupts like the ultimate heavy metal musical, with many layers of orchestration and choral harmonies adding to these songs' intense sense of drama and mischief. Although remaining true to the spirit of past Turisas records, the new album, which was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth/Katatonia) at Fascination Street in Sweden, takes the Finns to a whole new level of depth and bravado, as their unmistakable sound expands before our very ears, consistently conjuring up vivid images of the Vikings' ongoing adventures.

"On Stand Up And Fight the storytelling and flavour of musical drama is more strongly present than ever," agrees Nygård. "The album also introduces some new flavours like '80s stadium rock. For the first time, Stand Up And Fight features real string and horn sections played by some of the best Finnish classical musicians, hand-picked from leading symphony orchestras at home and abroad. I'm sure Turisas fans will be surprised, but in a positive way!"

Band profile: Turisas
Posted: 17.12.2010 by Bad English


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Sulac - 17.12.2010 at 21:19  
I like the cover art. Very... Emphatic. Not as cheesy as a lot of folk metal, but still delightfully corny.
SKELETOR - 17.12.2010 at 21:23  
Wariors cartoons cover he he
long live morbid angel
WorpeX - 17.12.2010 at 22:00  
Hey, put your arm down! Its in the way of the letters!
Dangerboner - 17.12.2010 at 22:03  
I have an odd feeling that they're going to sell out. Just a guess
JÄY - 17.12.2010 at 22:15  
Song's pretty so-so
ruffio - 17.12.2010 at 23:54  
This album has been in the works for a long time. Cool cover art though. Certainly refreshing after viewing that CoB atrocity of a cover.
Ellrohir - 18.12.2010 at 00:24  
The cover art is absolutely amazing!

the song itself is kinda good, but nothing very special tbh...they can do better
Dominus - 18.12.2010 at 00:32  
Nice cover. I want it
Varegan - 18.12.2010 at 00:55  
Even that amazing cartoon cover has touchs of 80's rock!
Enemy of Reality - 18.12.2010 at 02:24  
What the hell is 04. ß??et??! - p??s????!

The cover looks like a old Russian movie poster. Cool.
Susan - 18.12.2010 at 04:35  
Sweet. I can't wait.
AngelofDeth - 18.12.2010 at 06:29  
Sick. Seein them on Feb 9th and cant wait. def one of my favorite bands.
ImperialTroll - 18.12.2010 at 11:21  
Can't wait for this one! the cover art makes me wanna kill someone
FeskarN - 18.12.2010 at 13:21  
Pretty cool cover. Looking forward to hear this! Wtf is this sort of a title "ß??et??! - p??s????!" :S

Edit: The 4th song is in russian and I guess this site doesnt have the russian alphabet. Check out Turisas website for the actual title.
moe5512 - 18.12.2010 at 15:43  
Great song
Vombatus - 18.12.2010 at 17:50  
Looks like a viking propaganda poster lol

Very nice
AnarChrist - 18.12.2010 at 19:36  
80s stadium folk metal ftw! the cover art looks like a russian propaganda movie poster indeed +1
The Shape 1973 - 18.12.2010 at 21:45  
The song is epic. Will check this one out.
ruffio - 19.12.2010 at 01:58  
The cover art reminds me a lot of 007 From Russia With Love. Except metal.
worm_is_gloaming - 19.12.2010 at 08:11  
BADASS!!! I was afraid the cover would end up being some typical photographic photoshop cheesiness, but this is a bold in-your-face visual impact. Gonna make a nice shirt design
Daggon - 20.12.2010 at 00:21  

They are one of the few bands of this style I can really endure without feeling bored.
Doc Godin - 20.12.2010 at 10:30  
The song sounded pretty weak and that album cover makes me want to vomit. Hopefully they wont turn to shit.
Lovecraft - 21.12.2010 at 14:02  
Written by Dangerboner on 17.12.2010 at 22:03

I have an odd feeling that they're going to sell out. Just a guess

Yeah, I get that feeling too. I just hope they won't.
kaylamacgavin - 12.01.2011 at 11:46  
Written by Guest on 21.12.2010 at 14:02

Written by Dangerboner on 17.12.2010 at 22:03

I have an odd feeling that they're going to sell out. Just a guess

Yeah, I get that feeling too. I just hope they won't.

Third that. Turisas is really good and so entertaining live, I'd hate to see them sell out.
kellyohnooo - 27.01.2011 at 21:15  
So excited for this album to come out, i need more turisas in my life! they've got an amazing presale for their cd too, you get a shirt and poster with the cd for only $19..pretty cheap considering i paid about $30 for the Apocalyptica presale and got less...anyways here's the linkage for the preorder!!

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