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Assemble the Chariots

From: Helsinki, Finland
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Latest Assemble the Chariots News

Below is our complete Assemble the Chariots 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.

Assemble The Chariots Posts New Video

Assemble the Chariots has released a new music/lyric video for "Engulfed by Sun," taken from the "World Architects" single. Check it out below.

The track was mixed by Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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Assemble The Chariots Splits With Bassist

Finland's Assemble The Chariots has posted the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist:

"Unfortunately we have to announce that our bass player Juhana Heinonen has decided to part ways with Assemble the Chariots due to personal reasons. He will be playing with us until we find a new bassist.

"ATTENTION BASS PLAYERS! If you are ready to commit to the band, you can upload a playthrough video of yourself playing Infernal Towers Arise on YouTube! Post your video on our Facebook wall and we will be in touch!" More...

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Assemble The Chariots Posts Lyric Video

After releasing a lyric video for the track "Sanctuary," Assemble the Chariots has now posted a new lyric clip online. Check out the song "False Promises Of Salvation" in the player below, which is the second song from Assemble the Chariots' 2012 release "The Sulphur Voids."

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Assemble The Chariots Posts New Lyric Video

Finnish act Assemble the Chariots, which was covered in the Helsinki edition of our "Unearthing the Underground" column, has posted a lyric video online for the new track "Sanctuary," taken from "The Sulphur Voids."

The track was recorded at Ansa Studio and mixed and mastered by Jori Haukio. Check out the Niklas Turunen-edited video clip below.

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Helsinki

Helsinki, my Helsinki. One year later, and still there is always something new and exciting here. In a city that is constantly evolving musically, a city where Gods of Metal roam the streets, what could be hidden under the surface? Clearly Helsinki is a center in the musical world, where it seems as if everyone you meet either plays an instrument or is in a band. One only has to look at the music that comes from this epicenter to realize how raw with talent the city and surrounding suburbs are.

With such internationally acclaimed acts such as Nightwish, Apocalyptica, Wintersun, Norther, Amorphis, and Moonsorrow boasting their origins here in Southern Finland, is it really a surprise that there is even more phenomenal talent hidden right beneath our noses? That’s not the Koskenkorva I smell, it’s the scent of fresh, raw talent. Heavily influenced by folk metal and symphonic metal, Helsinki area also has a surprisingly good local scene; this week we’ll Unearth the Metal Underground with everything from black metal to symphonic death metal.

Assemble the Chariots

To start with, a hefty dose of black and death metal! Assemble the Chariots was formed in the summer of 2008. The band's musical focus is death, black and hardcore metal, and in its own words “fast guitar shreds, and shit you’ve never heard before.” They had their first release in 2008 and currently are writing a demo set to come out later this year. Personally, I’m loving the flowing guitar riffs and the way the songs quickly transition to Opeth style growls and blast beats. Piano interludes provide melancholic interest and leave me wondering how the hell these guys aren’t on any magazine covers yet.

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