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Latest Re-Armed News

Below is our complete Re-Armed 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.

Re-Armed Issues Year-End Update

Re-Armed just checked in with the following year-end update about working on a new album due out next year:

"Summing up the year of 2015 and embracing 2016! We played 24 shows this year in the following countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, China and of course in our homefront Finland. We spent total of 32900 km on the road using cars, vans, ferries, trains and plains.

"We're currently preparing our third full-length album which should be out in 2016. We're very stoked about the new material we have been working on and we can honestly say that it's gonna be stronger and heavier than ever!

"We would like to thank our partners in crime: Laura Danberga/Deodium, Ben Pakarinen/Antagonist Zero, Jim Beerman/Beermageddon Metal Festival, Alexi Yan/Mort Productions, Robert Dujmusic & Nicole Wendeborn/Eternal Sound Records, Jarno Lahti/Kaamos, Mega/Metal Asylum Promotion, Scott Alisoglu/ClawHammer Promotion, Aapo Salo and also our families and friends, to name a few. Without your support things would've been WAY harder." More...

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Re-Armed Has A "Total Lack Of Communication"

Finland's Re-Armed will unleash death this coming August 21 in the form of new single/EP "Total Lack of Communication."

This upcoming self-released EP follows sophomore album "Rottendam," which dropped last year. "Total Lack of Communication" is designed to keep the fires burning and blood flowing while the band works on new material for another full-length album.

Re-Armed has been around since 2001, when five guys from Kerava, Finland decided to start playing similar music likened to so-called "Gothenburg metal.” Their musical style has evolved along with many demo tapes, gigs, lineup changes and the well-received debut album "Worldwide Hypnotize," which was released internationally on January 2012 via Massacre Records.

The second album "Rottendam" was released on January 2014 via Eternal Sound Records, but major lineup changes froze the band almost for a year. Former guitarist/songwriter Tommi Helkalahti decided to leave the band, leaving vocalist Jouni Matilainen as the only original member.

The new EP's track listing is:

1. Total Lack of Communication
2. Meant to be Broken
3. Unhuman More...

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Re-Armed Signs With Eternal Sound

Finland's Re-Armed has posted the following message online about inking a new record deal and heading out on tour:

"We are proud to announce that we have signed deal with Eternal Sound Records from Germany. The second album, 'Rottendam' comes out 10th of January 2014 in Europe! We will also make our first headline tour to United Kingdom with local rising metal act Wretched Soul! As guys from Wretched Soul said, 'No sleep ´til South Sea!'"

Catch the band live with Wretched Soul:

16th November - Gasworks, Bradford
17th November - Surya, London
18th November - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
19th November - The Unicorn, London
20th November - B2, Norwich
21st November - Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham
22nd November - Shades Nightclub, Bridlington
23rd November - South Sea Live, Sheffield More...

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Re-Armed Splitting With Guitarist

Guitarist EP Rautamaa of Re-Armed has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band:

"I'd like to thank all the fans and friends and of course guys from the tours during these past years. It's been amazing ride, full of tears, laughs and good spirit! But life goes on and my path with Re-Armed has come to an end. My last show with the guys is 19.7 in Kerava Finland.

"I wish all the best for the band, it was just my time to go and do my own thing. We only got this one life, one opportunity and one chance to build it as we want it to be.

"You will find my ugly face in the future from a band called Whorion. Cheers guys, final round is on me!"

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Re-Armed Posts New Music Video

Re-Armed has posted a new music video online for the song "Freakshow," which can be viewed below. The track will appear on the band's upcoming album "Rottendam." For more info on Re-Armed, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Re-Armed Joining Cryptopsy On Tour

Re-Armed has checked in with the following update about joining Cryptopsy on upcoming European tour dates:

"We proudly announce that Re-Armed has been attached to UK tour with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepith Birth! Aaaand, ATTENTION Netherlands! The tournee will end to Netherland's Neurotic Death Fest on May 5th 2013! Here are the upcoming tour dates and poster."

01.05 - Cardiff (UK) "Bogiez"
02.05 - Glasgow (UK) "Audio"
03.05 - Dublin (Ire) "the Pint"
04.05 - London (UK) "Underworld"
05.05 - Tilburg (Hol) "Neurotic Death Fest" More...

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Re-Armed Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Re-Armed is in the process of recording a new album, and the band has now checked in with the studio video report. This new video clip, covering the guitar recording, can be found below.

Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. To hear more from Re-Armed, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Re-Armed Recording New Album

Finland's groovy death/thrashers Re-Armed are currently recording their next album, after releasing the debut album "Worldwide Hypnotize" earlier this year and touring through Europe with Suffocation and Origin. Footage of the recording process can be viewed below, and the band comments:

"Now, it is time to open new bottle and pour a new round, but way harder booze! Album title is 'Rottendam' and it will include seven songs and few stranger introduction parts. Follow the recording sessions of this new crushing album and tell to the band if there is some weird 'spirit' tormenting them... Studio diary part I viewable at band's YouTube channel." More...

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Re-Armed Joining Suffocation And Origin On Tour

Re-Armed has announced the band is going to join Suffocation and Origin on their upcoming "The End Of Humanity" European 2012 tour this coming July. The dates featuring Re-Armed will be as follows:

10.07.2012 RO Club Napoca - TBA
11.07.2012 SK Kosice - Collosseum
14.07.2012 IT Conegliano - Appartamento Hoffman
15.07.2012 IT Rome - Blackout Rock Club
17.07.2012 FR Villeurbanne (Lyon) - C.C.O.
19.07.2012 FR Colmar - Le Grillen
21.07.2012 DE Kassel - K19
22.07.2012 DE Berlin - K17
24.07.2012 DK Aarhus - V58
25.07.2012 DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
26.07.2012 DE Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"

Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Re-Armed Posts Official Video

Re-Armed has posted an official video for the song "Natural Backlash." The Finnish melodic death metal band plans on releasing it's debut album, "Worldwide Hypnotize," on Massacre Records January 27th, 2012. Stream a couple more songs from Re-Armed over on MySpace.

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Re-Armed Unveils Album Artwork & Track Listing

Finnish melodic death metal band Re-Armed, who have been around the scene with six demos since the band formed in 2001, will release its debut album "Worldwide Hypnotize" on January 27, 2012 through Massacre Records.

The album artwork and track listing for "Worldwide Hypnotize" is as follows:

1. Natural Backlash
2. Worldwide Hypnotize
3. Feardrops
4. Save Yourself
5. The Bridge That Leads Nowhere
6. Deathtrap
7. King Authority (Honor to Serve)
8. Hoax
9. Trance

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Re-Armed Signs With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Finnish act Re-Armed:

"Re-Armed has been up since 2001, when five guys in Kerava, Finland decided to start playing music similar to so-called 'Göteborg metal.'

"Their musical style has evolved along with many critically acclaimed demo tapes. Becoming a style that is combination of technical, grooving death metal with thrash and grind influences, spiced up with melodic lines.

"During the years some line-up changes have occurred the band but they have still managed to grow musically, as well as individuals. Be sure to get your hands on the debut album, 'Worldwide Hypnotize,' which is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2012!"

Re-Armed is:

Mart Mardisalu - Drums
Joonas Jaaranen - Bass
Jouni Matilainen - Vocals
Markus Salo - Guitars
Tommi Helkalahti - Guitars

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