Turisas - Lineup Changes


Finnish folk metallers Turisas have issued a statement explaining a sudden change of the band's lineup:

We hereby announce, that we have been forced to hire a step-in accordion player to replace Lisko on all announced upcoming tourdates. We have an important show this Friday at Finnish Metal Expo (FIN) and two lengthy tours in UK/Europe and USA just around the corner - but no accordion player.

The thing is, we played a cool show in Groningen, Netherlands on 11th January and everything was cool. Then the next day, before the flight, some of us decided to check out Amsterdam really quickly, by train. Lisko had behaved in a bit hazy way during the trip, but it was nothing that weird (considering he is Lisko); however, he never showed up back at the airport. We got an interesting phone call, where he told that due to "special" reasons he wouldn't fly in the same plane with us. This alone was pissing us off a bit, but we decided he could do it on his own expense. However, after returning to Finland, despite our attempts, there has been practically no communication with the guy, apart from a couple of interesting SMS's (so apparently he's alive): no rehearsals, nothing. We don't even know if he's back in Finland at the moment.

This puts us in a difficult situation: with a lot of pre-arrangements like flights and visas to be done, and with all our upcoming responsibilities we have no other option than to release Lisko from his duties for an undetermined time period, starting from today. Luckily for us, we already managed to get a replacement for him on such a short warning time: the step-in accordionist for Spring 2008 will be Netta Skog, who also helped us out with the latest European tour in October-November. No permanent accordion player will be added to the current line-up at this point. Turisas also wants to point out that NO shows will be affected by the small change in the line-up.

Source: turisas.com
Band profile: Turisas
 
Posted: 14.02.2008 by Bararey


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14.02.2008 - 06:03
ItalktotheWind
Wood Troll
Lisko seems to be quite an interesting character.... hah. Good thing this won't fuck up paganfest.
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14.02.2008 - 07:05
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
This band is just bizarre. I would've kicked Lisko out indefinitely after pulling that.
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14.02.2008 - 10:03
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Probably ate some bad mushrooms and was tripping all week...
At least Paganfest USA is still on!
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14.02.2008 - 12:49
Dark_Meteor
Haha XD, my mind already pictures the guy walking around Amsterdam in a fur coat with way too much weed and mushrooms...Hehe, why else would he stay there? Good thing they already have replacements for the guy, at least the shows are still on
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14.02.2008 - 13:02
kaos666
Well if he is gonna ditch the band to smoke and pop shrooms then good riddance! Long live the battle metallers!!
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14.02.2008 - 13:12
Stalker
Lone wanderer
LOL, this is hilarious hahaha Apparently he liked Amsterdam a bit too much hahah
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14.02.2008 - 13:59
iaberis
Advice Troll
He got ripped in a Hostel!!! Like in that movie!!! He's dead!!!
I never thought these movies could be real
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14.02.2008 - 15:33
Carrion Misery
Pff sounds like a common accordion player. They always disappear without notice.
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14.02.2008 - 16:58
Warman
Erotic Stains
Ehmm... okay?
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14.02.2008 - 17:49
Stalker
Lone wanderer
Written by Carrion Misery on 14.02.2008 at 15:33

Pff sounds like a common accordion player. They always disappear without notice.

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14.02.2008 - 18:28
Hyvaarin
This is fucking cool, I bet he's gonna go wandering in the desert with his accordion and write crazy music. Good luck to the guy.
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14.02.2008 - 22:44
Stigma
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The tale of Sir Lisko: Enlightment in Amsterdam.
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15.02.2008 - 00:04
Carrion Misery
Yeah he's going to be like Caine from the Kung Fu series except he's going to fight villains with his accordion instead of martial arts.
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15.02.2008 - 19:17
TheDamned
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That's pretty awesome. Well not for the band, but you have to admit it's pretty rock'n'roll. The guy is propably drinking with prostitute while tripping on shrooms. F*cking metal.
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15.02.2008 - 21:21
Fane
Good band, but wtf XD Member of the band doesn't show up because he had "something" to do.. Not good and I guess that when he shows up they will have a long or very short conversation =D
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15.02.2008 - 21:40
Lucas
Mr. Noise
I bet he just fell in love..
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15.02.2008 - 21:50
Skald
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Written by Fane on 15.02.2008 at 21:21

Not good and I guess that when he shows up they will have a long or very short conversation =D
Yeah, it's about time they put those swords into use.
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18.02.2008 - 11:54
MissRagnarok
haha man =P that sounds so old school
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28.03.2008 - 13:21
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Netta was great yesterday...dont know how was Lisko doing, but it was totally confident with her yesterday
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