Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, Barren Earth. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends Amorphis, as well as current members of Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow and Kreator, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (Katatonia/Opeth/Novembre). An EP is due November 2009, with the album currently scheduled for an early 2010 release.

The music of Barren Earth combines elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists such as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog.


Line-Up:

Mikko Kotamäki - vocals (Swallow The Sun)
Olli-Pekka Laine - bass (ex-Amorphis, Mannhai)
Kasper Mårtenson - keyboards (ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band)
Janne Perttilä - guitar (Rytmihäiriö)
Marko Tarvonen - drums (Moonsorrow)
Sami Yli-Sirniö - guitar (Kreator, Waltari)


On signing to Peaceville, bassist Olli-Pekka Laine commented: "Getting signed by Peaceville Records is a great honour, as they are one of the very few metal labels left who have a passion and feeling for the music they release. To us, it also feels like coming home, because in a way they carry a big responsibility for Barren Earth's existence by having released the most important albums from pioneers such as Autopsy and Paradise Lost. Those albums played a huge role, when we sucked our musical mother's milk in the late 80's and early 90's. This is a fact that should be noticeably evident in Barren Earth's sound and music. Hopefully Barren Earth will also be able to add a fresh spin to Peaceville's already impressive roster".


More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/officialbarrenearth.


Source: peaceville.com
Band profile: Barren Earth
 
Posted: 19.08.2009 by Thryce



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Vitriolic Hate - 19.08.2009 at 18:39  
Sounds cool!!! let's see!!!
Grimskallen - 19.08.2009 at 18:58  
Sounds really potential on their myspace, definitely keeping my ears ready.
Ag Fox - 20.08.2009 at 00:30  
Sounds interesting
Black Conundrum - 21.08.2009 at 02:30  
I am interested in this; the line-up is impressive. I have respect for the Peaceville label as well.
Ellrohir - 21.08.2009 at 10:58  
The lineup sounds promissing...so do the myspace clips...we'll see
Super_Greg - 21.08.2009 at 11:50  
Sounds exactly like Opeth to me.
Ellrohir - 21.08.2009 at 11:52  
Written by Super_Greg on 21.08.2009 at 11:50

Sounds exactly like Opeth to me.


cool...even three times
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.08.2009 at 11:54  
Written by Super_Greg on 21.08.2009 at 11:50

Sounds exactly like Opeth to me.


well, I can see where you're coming from but Mikael's grunts and clean vocals are far superior to those featured here. Plus the music of barren Earth is a bit doomier than Opeth's
Super_Greg - 21.08.2009 at 12:08  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.08.2009 at 11:54

Written by Super_Greg on 21.08.2009 at 11:50

Sounds exactly like Opeth to me.


well, I can see where you're coming from but Mikael's grunts and clean vocals are far superior to those featured here. Plus the music of barren Earth is a bit doomier than Opeth's


I see, you have a point Marcel

I will probably get the album anyways lol
Vitriolic Hate - 26.08.2009 at 17:23  
Written by Super_Greg on 21.08.2009 at 11:50

Sounds exactly like Opeth to me.

only the clean vocal sounds like Opeth,musically is similar to early Amorphis

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