Shade Empire - Part Ways With Vocalist, New Frontman Revealed


Finnish symphonic metal band Shade Empire have announced via their official Facebook page that they have already finished recording vocals on their new album. However, they have announced other news concerning a line-up change and that they have parted ways with their long time vocalist Juha Harju. Not much is known about the reason of this sudden change, yet the replacement for Juha has already been announced.

Here's the official comment from the band: "We have released Mr. Juha Harju on vocal duties. He sang his parts to forthcoming album (release date TBC) but he won't be seen nor heard with Shade Empire from this day on. Harju wants to thank fans for the past years.

"After the decision was made we started to seek new front man even from the foreign countries. However, the right person could be found from our hometown, Kuopio. As a band we want professionalism, humble and loyal attitude towards Shade Empire and that's what we got. The new singer Henry Hämäläinen is talented young guy who has enough capabilities both musically and personally. This is a natural step in Shade Empire's evergoing progress. The band's sound will definitely take step to whole new level with Henry in front, so let's give him a warm welcome and see you at the gigs! This is all band have to say about the matter and will not comment any further.
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The band has also revealed a list of confirmed gigs around Finland:

5.5. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
6.5. Henry's Pub Kuopio
12.5. Bar Rock Bear, Vantaa
13.5. Wartti Bar, Seinäjoki
26.5. Suisto, Hämeenlinna
3.6. Susiraja Metal Club, Ruttokäräjät, Joensuu
5.8.2017 SaariHelvetti, Tampere

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Shade Empire
 
Posted: 12.04.2017 by Gothmog_Motsham


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12.04.2017 - 13:00
Pitwulf93
Whenever a band doesn't give comment on the reason for someone leaving, it means something ugly happened.
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12.04.2017 - 13:05
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Pitwulf93 on 12.04.2017 at 13:00

Whenever a band doesn't give comment on the reason for someone leaving, it means something ugly happened.


It's also how they say it. He was "released" from his duties. Sounds like he was fired though.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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12.04.2017 - 14:12
Pitwulf93
Written by BloodTears on 12.04.2017 at 13:05

Written by Pitwulf93 on 12.04.2017 at 13:00

Whenever a band doesn't give comment on the reason for someone leaving, it means something ugly happened.


It's also how they say it. He was "released" from his duties. Sounds like he was fired though.

Exactly. It's too bad, his growls were rather unique imo.
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12.04.2017 - 14:44
EthicaOdini85
Fucking imbecils !
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12.04.2017 - 15:13
Andrés gringo
Uauuu i don't believe, come to brazil before
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12.04.2017 - 15:15
Andrés gringo
Uauuu i don't believe, come to brazil before
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12.04.2017 - 15:15
Andrés gringo
Uauuu i don't believe, come to brazil before
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12.04.2017 - 15:51
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Uauuu i don't believe, come to brazil before
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12.04.2017 - 16:15
Litvin
That's really sad.
However here is how the new vocalist sounds https://suicidesymbiosis.bandcamp.com/releases
That is his prev/current band http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Suicide_Symbiosis/3540335510#band_tab_members

Well, will see how Henry fits the band but again I think that Juha is a big loss.

I can't remember any metal band in history when the vocalist (replacement/leave) actually changed the band in a good way also I can name some bands just got disbanded after all.
- Illnath (disbanded after vocalist left)
- Norther (disbanded after vocalist left)
- Axamenta (disbanded after vocalist left)
- Ensiferum (may be someone disagree but with Jari Ensiferum was way better on my opinion than with Petri)
- NIghwish (how terrible the band became after Mrs Tarja got fired)
- Anorexia Nervosa (no new material at all after vocalist has left the band - in other words disbanded)

Not saying that SE gonna end up like that and again it depends how much Juha was the band drive spirit/influencer, may be he was not, but I realy like his vocal on each Shade Empire album.
Also I think that decision has to be explained - why he left/fired ?
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12.04.2017 - 16:40
moe5512
Iron Maiden.
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12.04.2017 - 17:59
The Underdog
Ok, I did not see this one coming. Especially after releasing that single and gearing up for the next album release...... Juha really has a stunning voice, but I feel like some nasty dispute went on in the band, the way the news is portrayed.
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12.04.2017 - 20:05
s_t_s
Shit, really bad news... Good thing is that vocals are already recorded, bad news is that it may be the last album from Shade Empire... Only future can tell. In the meantime I want to hear more from this forthcoming album !
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13.04.2017 - 05:48
Bad English
Masterchief
Good band tour on home country varuse cities not circle around capital city
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20.04.2017 - 04:50
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Litvin on 12.04.2017 at 16:15


I can't remember any metal band in history when the vocalist (replacement/leave) actually changed the band in a good way also I can name some bands just got disbanded after all.

Iron Maiden was already mentioned, but also Helloween, Kamelot and Deep Purple. Could also argue Battle Beast, Ancient, Gamma Ray and Candlemass.
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20.04.2017 - 20:45
Azarath
Written by M C Vice on 20.04.2017 at 04:50

Written by Litvin on 12.04.2017 at 16:15

I can't remember any metal band in history when the vocalist (replacement/leave) actually changed the band in a good way also I can name some bands just got disbanded after all.

Iron Maiden was already mentioned, but also Helloween, Kamelot and Deep Purple. Could also argue Battle Beast, Ancient, Gamma Ray and Candlemass.

Dream Theater, Iced Earth...

Dio gave Sabbath a much needed shot in the arm at the time.
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