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Burning Point

Formed: 1997
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Burning Point News

Below is our complete Burning Point news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Burning Point Reveals "The Ignitor" Artwork

Finnish melodic metallers Burning Point have revealed the cover artwork and track listing of their new album "The Ignitor," which is going to be released June 19th, 2012 through Scarlet Records.

"The Ignitor" was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios (Sonata Arctica, Sentenced) by Ahti Kortelainen. The beautiful cover artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Iron Savior) and can be viewed below. The full track listing as follows:

1. Eternal Flame (Salvation By Fire Part 2)
2. In The Fire's Of My Self-Made Hell
3. In The Night
4. The Ignitor
5. Silent Scream
6. Heaven Is Hell
7. Losing Sleep
8. Demon Inside Of You
9. Everdream
10. Lost tribe
11. Holier Than Thou More...

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Burning Point Reveals "The Ignitor" Track Listing

Finnish power metal band Burning Point, who recently signed to Scarlet Records, revealed the track listing for the band's fifth release "The Ignitor." The album is scheduled for release on June 19, 2012. "The Ignitor" was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios by Ahti Kortelainen.

The track listing for for "The Ignitor" is as follows:

1. Eternal Flame (Salvation By Fire Part 2)
2. In The Fire's Of My Self-Made Hell
3. In The Night
4. The Ignitor
5. Silent Scream
6. Heaven Is Hell
7. Losing Sleep
8. Demon Inside Of You
9. Everdream
10. Lost Tribe
11. Holier Than Thou

The band previously released the title track, which can be heard streaming at this location.

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Burning Point Streams New Track

Finnish melodic metal band Burning Point are streaming the title track from the band's fifth LP "The Ignitor." The follow up to the 2009 LP "Empyre" is set for release on June 19, 2012 through Scarlet Records.

Check out "The Ignitor" here:

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Burning Point Issues New Album Update

Finland's Burning Point has issued the following update about the band's upcoming new album:

"New album! New labels! Hello you fellow rockers! Lots of updates in the BP camp within a few months and now we want to share some news with you!

"The Ignitor album is mixed and mastered and we're waiting the Master to arrive tomorrow. We've been doing negotiations with a several labels in Europe as well as in Japan and we're happy to announce that BP has found the new labels!!

"We'll give you full update on the new cover artwork + artist, the new labels, track lists, gigs etc etc.... Rest assure you all, Burning Point is back! Much Faster, Much Heavier and More Powerful!

"Also the first BP teaser will be online within a few days. Stay metal!"

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Burning Point Issues Album Update

Finland's Burning Point has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"We've been doing long hours to get this new album finished and we are very, very excited about the songs! There's definitively the BP trademark songs, but also a huge leap forward in songwriting, playing and more importantly the vocals have taken a whole new level!

"Within all the gig booking and recording, we've also been negotiating a new deal in Europe as well as in Japan and we hope that we can give you the facts about those within a week or 2, a little patience our friends & fans.

"All in all we have 13 new killer songs, lucky number? More news shortly, gigs, deal, tracklist etc... Stay tuned!"

You can also check out Burning Point's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page here.

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Burning Point Records New Promo Album

Finland's Burning Point has issued the following announcement about recording a new promo CD and parting ways with the band's keyboardist:

"Hello you all and sorry for the long silence! Although, it might seem that nothing's happening in BP camp, but we can assure you, we've been busy as hell recording the new album!

"You might know already that we decided to leave from the previous label, Metal Heaven, and we are currently searching the new one to work with. We just finished the 6 track promo CD and we named it, Sparks from The Ignitor! Songs are once again KILLERS, fast & furious, heavy & hard!!! Classic Burning Point! The track-list is as follows:

1. Holier Than Thou
2. Losing Sleep
3. The Ignitor
4. Silent Scream
5. The Lost Tribe
6. Heaven is Hell

"The cd will be sent to the labels far and wide within the week and let's all keep our fingers crossed :)

"A little sad-note is that, we decided to part ways with our keyboardist Pasi Hiltula. He is truly one of the best players in the world and awesome friend, but he has so many iron's in the fire and he had to cancel lots of BP gigs because of that and we had to do those shows as a 4 piece. We wish him all the best in his future musical journey and thank you for the times in BP!

"What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger they say...and we are now very strong unit and we're ready to rock you all! Keep it heavy and stay tuned fo more news!"

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Burning Point Recording New Album

Finnish act Burning Point has issued the following end-of-year update and announcement about recording a fifth album:

"Hello folks! We are reaching the end of the year 2010 and I must say, it was a great year for B.P.!
Great festival gigs, cool new friends and contacts etc. Also we started to record the new album and it's our 5th already! WOW! Time flies when you're having fun.

"Some of you may know that we're also seeking a new label. We decided it was in our best interest not to continue with Metal Heaven. We wish them all the best in future!

"Our plan is to record a 6 track promotional CD and send it to the labels all over the world. We keep you posted how things proceed! Stay metal!"

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Whiplash Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival 2009

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.

The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Burning Point To Release Album With Guest Artists

Finnish metallers Burning Point have finished recording their fourth album, "Empyre", for a late 2008 release via Metal Heaven. A total of 17 songs were recorded for the effort — 11 brand new originals, new versions of "Black Star" and "Lake of Fire" from the band's debut, "Salvation by Fire," and four cover songs featuring "great guests":

- Vocalist Jonathan K (ex-Q5, Nightshade) can be heard on the Q5 cover "Let Go" from the album "When the Mirror Cracks".

- Guitarist Majk Moti (ex-Running Wid) guests on the Running Wild cover "Gods of Iron" from the "Branded & Exiled" album.

- Vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein (The Rods, Feinstein) makes an appearance on The Rods cover "Nuclear Skies" from the "Let them Eat Metal" album.

- Finnish singer Taage Laiho (Kilpi, ex-Altaria) and Riku Kukkonen (ex-Kirka) can be heard on "I'll Be Yours", a cover of a song by the very famous Finnish artist Kirka (from his album "R.O.C.K.").

The "Empyre" artwork will be handled by Felipe Machado Franco who has previously worked with such artists as Iced Earth, Axel Rudi Pell and Blaze Bayley.

Here is the expected "Empyre" track listing (not final): More...

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Burning Point Enter the Studio To Record New Album

Finnish melodic metallers BURNING POINT have entered Helgate Studios in their hometown of Oulu to begin recording their fourth album for a late 2008 release. "We are absolutely excited about the recordings and the future is looking awesome," the band says in a press release.

BURNING POINT's third album, "Burned Down the Enemy", was released last year via Metal Heaven Records. The mixing sessions for "Burned Down the Enemy" took place at the Tonebox studio in Oulu. Kari "Kakke" Vähäkuopus, who handled the mixing process for the previous albums, "Salvation by Fire" and "Feeding the Flames", once again helmed the sessions. The CD was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.

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Burning Point Post "Heart Of Gold" Video Online

Finnish heavy metal band BURNING POINT has released the video for its song "Heart of Gold". The clip, which was filmed, directed and produced by Jukka Häkkilä of NorthCrest Media, can be viewed here.

"Heart of Gold" comes off BURNING POINT's third album, "Burned Down the Enemy", which was released earlier in the year via Metal Heaven Records. The mixing sessions for "Burned Down the Enemy" took place at the Tonebox studio in the band's hometown of Oulu. Kari "Kakke" Vähäkuopus, who handled the mixing process for the previous albums, "Salvation by Fire" and "Feeding the Flames", once again helmed the sessions. The CD was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki. More...

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Burning Point Complete Work On New Video

Finnish heavy metal band BURNING POINT has issued the following update:

"The post-production of the new video, [for] the song 'Heart of Gold', has been finalized. The video will be sent firstly to the Finnish TV stations, but of course biggest TV stations all over the world will receive a package from the band pretty soon. The clip was filmed, directed and produced by Jukka Häkkilä [of] NorthCrest Media. Script by Jukka Jokikokko and Jukka Häkkilä."

"Heart of Gold" comes off BURNING POINT's third album, "Burned Down the Enemy", which was released earlier in the year via Metal Heaven Records. The mixing sessions for "Burned Down the Enemy" took place at the Tonebox studio in the band's hometown of Oulu. Kari "Kakke" Vähäkuopus, who handled the mixing process for the previous albums, "Salvation by Fire" and "Feeding the Flames", once again helmed the sessions. The CD was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.

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Cynic Added To Maximum Rock Festival

Cynic has been confirmed for Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL, which is an open air concert that takes place on August 10-12th, 2007 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Cynic will perform on August 12 at the fest.

The current lineup includes the following bands:

OVERKILL / U.S.A.
U.D.O. / Gemany
CYNIC / U.S.A.
TO/DIE/FOR / Finland
ORPHANED LAND / Israel
IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) / Hungary
INNER WISH / Greece
EMERALD SUN / Greece
URKRAFT / Danmark
BURNING POINT / Finland
THE COLD EXISTENCE / Sweden
VOICES OF SILENCE / Romania
PSYCHO SYMPHONY / Romania
INDIAN FALL / Romania
ABIGAIL / Romania
NEXUS / Romania
Dirty Shirt / Romania
N.O.M. / Romania

Camping is free. The ticket pricing is as follows:

Until 1st August 2007:
Day I (10th August): 17 Euro
Day II (11th August): 17 Euro
Day III (12th August): 10 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 37 Euro

From 1st August to 12th August 2007
Day I (10th August): 22 Euro
Day II (11th August):): 22 Euro
Day III (12th August 11 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 40 Euro

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Burning Point Enlist New Bassist

Finland's BURNING POINT have enlisted new bass player, Jukka Jokikokko. The band recently issued their third album, Burned Down The Enemy, in Japan. The album features the following tracks: 'Parasite', 'Heart Of Gold', 'Dawn Of The Ancient War', 'Hell Awaits', 'From The Beginning Of It All', 'Icebound', 'Deceiver', 'Eye For An Eye', 'To Hell And Back', 'Against The Madness Of Time', 'Burned Down The Enemy'. The limited European version will contain the following bonus tracks: 'My Reign, My Fire', 'Heart Of Gold' (demo) and 'The Road To Hell'. The European release date will be announced soon.

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Burning Point Finish Recording New Album

Finnish metallers BURNING POINT have finished recording their third album, tentatively titled "Burned Down The Enemy", for a late 2006/early 2007 release via Metal Heaven Records. The mixing sessions have just began at the Tonebox studio in the band's hometown of Oulu. Kari "Kakke" Vähäkuopus, who handled the mixing process for the previous albums, "Salvation by Fire" and "Feeding the Flames", is once again helming the sessions. Songtitles that were recorded are as follows (in no particular order):

01. Hell Awaits
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Parasite
04. From The Beginning Of It All
05. Burned Down The Enemy
06. Dawn Of The Ancient War
07. Deceiver
08. Bring Me Oblivion
09. Nocturnal Sight
10. To Hell And Back
11. Against The Madness Of Time
12. Eye For An Eye
13. My Reign, My Fire
14. Icebound

BURNING POINT is:

Pete Ahonen – Vocals, Guitars
Jari Kaiponen - Drums
Toni "Jöpe" Kansanoja - Bass
Jussi Ontero - Keyboards

For more information, visit www.brnpoint.com.

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Ghost Machinery To Release Debut Album

The project from Burning Point singer, Ghost Machinery, have ready their debut album called "Haunting Remains" that will be released at 11/08/2004 through Sound Riot Records.

To hear some samples of this new album go here.

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Burning Point Gets New Keyboardist, Finish Single

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have announced the addition of keyboardist Jussi Ontero to the group's ranks. Jussi had previously worked with several Finnish metal bands, including BURNING POINT singer Pete Ahonen's side-project, GHOST MACHINERY.

BURNING POINT have just completed work on their new single, "To Hell And Back" at Soundmix Studio in Oulu. Mastering duties were handled at Finnvox Studio in Helsinki.

"To Hell And Back" single track listing:

01. To Hell And Back
02. The Road To Hell (Part 2)
03. The One (acoustic studio live)

The single will be released later in the month.

BURNING POINT will enter the studio in June/July to begin recording their third album, tentatively due later in the year.

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