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Turisas - New Album Details Revealed

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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17.12.2010 - 21:19
I like the cover art. Very... Emphatic. Not as cheesy as a lot of folk metal, but still delightfully corny.
17.12.2010 - 21:23
Wariors cartoons cover he he
long live morbid angel
17.12.2010 - 22:00
Hey, put your arm down! Its in the way of the letters!
17.12.2010 - 22:03
I have an odd feeling that they're going to sell out. Just a guess
17.12.2010 - 22:15
Metal slave
Song's pretty so-so
17.12.2010 - 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.
18.12.2010 - 00:24
Heaven Knight
The cover art is absolutely amazing!

the song itself is kinda good, but nothing very special tbh...they can do better
So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again

18.12.2010 - 00:32
The Shooter
Nice cover. I want it
18.12.2010 - 00:55
Even that amazing cartoon cover has touchs of 80's rock!
Written by muthafucka on 08.07.2010 at 06:46

18.12.2010 - 02:24
Enemy of Reality
What the hell is 04. ß??et??! - p??s????!

The cover looks like a old Russian movie poster. Cool.
18.12.2010 - 04:35
Sweet. I can't wait.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
18.12.2010 - 06:29
Cyborg Raptor
Sick. Seein them on Feb 9th and cant wait. def one of my favorite bands.
pewpew.. gotcha
18.12.2010 - 11:21
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Can't wait for this one! the cover art makes me wanna kill someone
18.12.2010 - 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.

The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
18.12.2010 - 15:43
Great song
18.12.2010 - 17:50
Looks like a viking propaganda poster lol

Very nice
18.12.2010 - 19:36
80s stadium folk metal ftw! the cover art looks like a russian propaganda movie poster indeed +1
oh my fucking god, fucking dinosaurs
18.12.2010 - 21:45
The Shape 1973
The song is epic. Will check this one out.
Just because you believe in your strong morals it doesn't mean they are correct
19.12.2010 - 01:58
The cover art reminds me a lot of 007 From Russia With Love. Except metal.
19.12.2010 - 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
20.12.2010 - 00:21
Underpaid M.D.

They are one of the few bands of this style I can really endure without feeling bored.
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
20.12.2010 - 10:30
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
The song sounded pretty weak and that album cover makes me want to vomit. Hopefully they wont turn to shit.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
21.12.2010 - 14:02
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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.
12.01.2011 - 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.
27.01.2011 - 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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