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".

The band were busy filming the video for 'Rasputin' in Hämeenlinna, Finland with director Vesa-Matti Vainio(Vasarafilms) earlier this week and Warlord reported back "We had a tough day yesterday shooting the video for 'Rasputin' and now my whole body is aching. The setting for the video is really weird but cool! Think Saturday Night Fever meets Turisas with a worn out East-European twist... Mirror balls, high heels, high waists, cocktails, hotpants vs. fur, blood, dirt and sweat. Quite a combo!". A link to the video will be made available very soon.

The cover art for this single can be found at this location

Band profile: Turisas
Posted: 31.08.2007 by Dr.Rock


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velvet - 31.08.2007 at 22:42  
At last! Such an awesome song live, hope the single lives up to it.
Carrion - 01.09.2007 at 01:29  
Great coverart Overall pretty interesting and funny.

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