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Omnium Gatherum

Formed: 1996
From: Karhula, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Omnium Gatherum To Enter The Studio

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about canceling Scandinavian shows and gearing up to enter the recording studio:

"OG is very sorry about the cancelled Scandinavian shows this week with Children of Bodom and lack of information on them in advance. But even we ourselves got the info about cancelling 1 hour before our stage time and we already travelled to Norway and were ready to rock.

"As many of you might have read, the reason for this was that Alexi from CoB was very ill and in hospital and because of contractual reasons we couldn't play there without the headliner. We hope all the best for Alexi on recovering and getting well soon and hope to re-schedule the Scandinavian dates as soon as possible. Thanks to CoB & crew for the hospitality and being really nice for us!

"Next week we'll be locking ourselves to the studio and start the recordings of a 6th Omnium Gatherum full-lenght album! More info, updates and hopefully all kinds of studio diary and goofing will be updated soon here! So stay tuned!"

You can also read Children of Bodom's statement about Alexi Laiho's health situation over at this location.

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Omnium Gatherum Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum announced that the band has parted ways with bassist Toni Mäki, who played with the band over the past three years, including on the band's latest LP "New World Shadows" (2011). The announcement on the band's Facebook reads:

OG have decided to go separate ways with our bass player of the last three years, Toni Mäki. The decision was made already some time ago after our latest European tour 'Neckbreakers Ball' and it wasn't an easy one.

Some of you might have noticed that the old OG Redshifter bass master Eerik Purdon has been already playing a few gigs with us during the past months. Eerik is filling the now vacant low-frequency spot and is helping us out on the upcoming gigs, rehearsals and recordings - thanks dude!

The real thing is that the bass player spot is now vacant. So, if you have what it takes, feel free to contact us (ogatherum@gmail.com) and manifest that you're the best man for the OG low-frequency department and the meanest dude for the meanest machine! …And we'll see where it goes.

Btw. the new album stuff is almost composed and ready, so soon it's studiotime again!

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Omnium Gatherum Updates Tour Schedule

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"Hello folks, after the hot rockin' awesome & successful festival summer and European tour with Rotting Christ, Omnium Gatherum will hit the European shores with 'Neckbreakers Ball 2011' European tour trek together with Dark Tranquillity / Eluveitie / Mercenary / Varg / Gurd and before that OG will do a 12-date extensive Finnish co-headlining run together with the fellow Finns, Medeia."

Omnium Gatherum's upcoming shows are asf ollows:

"Vuoroin Vieraissa" - FINNISH TOUR 2011
27.08. Monttu, Pori
02.09. DOM, Helsinki
08.09. Henry's Pub, Kuopio
09.09. 45 Special, Oulu
10.09. The Rock Pub, Kokkola
15.09. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
16.09. Suisto, Hämeenlinna
21.09. Klubi, Tampere
23.09. Rytmikatti, Kouvola
24.09. Bar Soho, Porvoo
30.09. Klubi, Turku
01.10. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki More...

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Death Angel Pulls Out Of Neckbreaker's Ball Tour

San Francisco thrash metal veterans Death Angel have posted the following statement online, announcing their decision to pull out of the upcoming "Neckbreaker's Ball" European tour.

"Due to what we feel is an incredible opportunity that has arisen for the band, Death Angel is forced to pull out of this year's Neckbreaker's Ball. We are not at liberty to discuss the details just yet, but as soon as we are, another announcement will be made and we hope that all of our true fans, any true metal fan really, will understand our decision. We will miss the opportunity to once again rock out for European fans, but we will make it up to you in the New Year with a surprise live set and tour that will blow your minds!"

The tour is set to feature appearances from Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie, Varg, Mercenary and Omnium Gatherum. The dates for the tour are listed below. More...

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Omnium Gatherum Announces New Member

Joonas "Jope" Koto has officially joined Omnium Gatherum as a new guitarist and backing clean vocalist, so the band is a twin guitar squad again. The band commented on the new addition:

"He has been playing already a big bunch of gigs with Omnium Gatherum as session live member as the previous guitarist Harri Pikka left the band over a year ago, and Jope was even filling up Harri in some gigs even before we separated ways.

"Jope has been Markus' partner in crime in a progressive metal band Malpractice for many years by now, so he was the first, the most natural and the only candidate for the job for us and gladly we got him on board! He has been playing and recording previously in To/Die/For and Hateframe too, so he is a hard core professional dude."

Joonas also added, "After two years as a session guitarist the guys finally asked me to join Omnium Gatherum and I didn't hesitate one second! From the get-go I have felt like part of a family. The guys are very great as persons and professional as musicians. I'm very happy and proud to be a part of such a great band of brothers."

The band's upcoming festival appearances are as follows:

01.07 With Full Force Open Air, Germany
16.07 Ilosaarirock Festival, Joensuu, Finland
22.07 Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
29.07 Qstock Festival, Oulu, Finland
06.08 Kokkolarock Festival, Kokkola, Finland

Omnium Gatherum's Lifeforce Records debut album "New World Shadows" was released in February, 2011.

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Omnium Gatherum Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online featuring vocalist Jukka Pelkonen and guitarist Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Neckbreaker's Ball Tour Teaser Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour, which can be viewed below. The tour will feature Dark Tranquillity, Eluvietie, Varg, Mercenary, Death Angel, and Omnium Gatherum.

A listing of dates and an update from Dark Tranquillity about the tour can be found at this location.

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Dark Tranquillity Comments On Neckbreaker's Ball

Dark Tranquillity has issued the following update about the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour:

"Greetings darklings, it's time again to bring our music to the road and to the ever hungry European audiences. Starting October 28, we'll be headlining the Neckbreaker's ball tour, which will treat the audience to a six-band metal overdose for three weeks. Needless to say, we're pleased and excited about being part of such a diverse and interesting line-up, and we'll do our utmost to ensure very special shows each and every night. See you there!"

The tour, which also features Eluveitie, Death Angel, Mercenary, Varg, and Omnium Gatherum, has the following tour dates:

Oct. 28 - München, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Oct. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Oct. 31 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Nov. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
Nov. 02 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Nov. 03 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
Nov. 04 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Messehalle
Nov. 05 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 06 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 07 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Nov. 08 - Paris, France - Bataclan
Nov. 10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Nov. 11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 12 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropol
Nov. 14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Nov. 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Nov. 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Nov. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Nov. 18 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
Nov. 19 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Nov. 20 - Hannover, Germany - Faust

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Omnium Gatherum Posts New Album Trailer Online

European melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming album "New World Shadows." "New World Shadows" is set for release on March 1st in North America through Lifeforce Records.

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Omnium Gatherum Posts New Album Teaser

Omnium Gatherum has posted a live teaser trailer online that includes the title track off the band's upcoming album "New World Shadows." You can view the video clip below.

"New World Shadows" is set for release on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011
North America: March 1, 2011

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Omnium Gatherum Announces Finnish Tour

Finnish progressive metal act Omnium Gatherum has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Finland. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Feb. 09 - Jyväskylä, Finland - Lutakko
Feb. 10 - Kuopio, Finland - Henry's Pub
Feb. 11 - Oulu, Finland - Nuclear Nightclub
Feb. 12 - Karhula, Finland - Sam's Pub
Feb. 23 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
Mar. 10 - Jyväskylä, Finland - Lutakko (w/ EVERGREY)
Mar. 11 - Oulu, Finland - Club Teatria (w/ EVERGREY)
Mar. 12 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi (w/ EVERGREY)
Mar. 18 - Kouvola, Finland - Rytmikatti
Mar. 25 - Turku, Finland - S-Osis
Apr. 09 - Hamina, Finland - Jack Up
Jul. 01 - Germany - With Full Force Open Air

The band will release its new album "New World Shadows" on March 1st, 2011.

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Audio Samples Available From Omnium Gatherum Album

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has announced the upcoming album "New World Shadows" is set for release via Lifeforce Records. The band has now posted several audio samples online from the new album, which can be heard through Amazon.com.

"New World Shadows" is set for release on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011
North America: March 1, 2011

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Omnium Gatherum Posts "Soul Journeys" Video

Omnium Gatherum has posted a video clip online for the new song "Soul Journeys," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band's upcoming album "New World Shadows."

"New World Shadows" is set for release via Lifeforce Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011
North America: March 1, 2011

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Omnium Gatherum Announces New Album Details

Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have announced their upcoming album "New World Shadows" will see release via Lifeforce Records. The CD was recorded at Astia Studio 2 in Lappeenranta & OmG Studio in Karhula, Finland with Teemu Aalto, and was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö

Regarding the material for the band forthcoming CD, Omnium Gatherum previously said in a statement, “This time we really put a lot of time and effort on the pre-production of the stuff. It’s going to be an epic and massive attack of ever-flowing stream of Finnish ‘melodic death metal,’ straight from the souls of black.”

The album has the following release dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011
North America: March 1, 2011 More...

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Omnium Gatherum Issues New Album Update

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"Howdy OmG'sters, finally some big news on the OmG album front. The 5th OG album is now finally mixed & mastered, ready an' willing & it's a classic! Expect more news about the release date & everything coming in few days.

"Dan Swanö did amazing job on mixing/mastering and even sang some heavenly clean vox to the album, expect nothing more but the best music ever! More on this case soon, so stay tuned on the OmG-Channel!"

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Omnium Gatherum Posts Studio Diary

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Hail to thee united OG forces, the stars have aligned to the right places, the Finnish storms are begging more and more and the universum is waiting for this, so the time has come again for us to wake up from our coffins and switch ourselves to the studio mood, as it's time to breed & record the OG's 5th chapter of metal!

"We've spent countless dark hours an' hours on composing and doing lots of pre-producing an' stuff this time for the new songs and so we're really confident and eager to get these high cultural moments on tape to be heard! It's going to the best music ever written & recorded in the planet errrr....or at least the best OG so far. The key words here are epic, massive, melodic, originality, metal!

"There's also some big changes in our line-up as this is the first album with Toni 'Red spear of love a ka Tsygä Ykä Z' Mäki on the low frequency department doing bass magics and also first album without our long-time guitarist Harri 'puutarhatonttu' Pikka who have mysteriously disappeared and step aside from the OG crew. Well, we wish him all the best for the left hand path what he have chosen. More...

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Omnium Gatherum Signs To Lifeforce

Vocalist Jukka Pelkonen of Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following statement about the band signing to Lifeforce Records for the release of a new album:

"Omnium Gatherum is proud to announce signing a new worldwide deal with German Lifeforce Records. The 5th album recordings will begin next week and will take place at Astia studios and Moneyhouse studios with good ol' Teemu Aalto and the album will be mixed and mastered again in Sweden by the almighty Dan Swanö at Unisound studio Örebro. Expect an early 2011 release date!

"After a lot of consideration and negotiating with many parties, we came to a conclusion that Lifeforce is the way to go! They've been showing the right kind of interest in us for some time now, after seeing us live on last European tour, and it seems that they have the same honest attitude towards music and mayhem as we do.

"The material for the 5th OG masterpiece is now almost finished and we're ready and 100% confident to hit the studio in the end of August. This time we've really put a lot of time and effort on the pre-production of the stuff. It's going to be an epic and massive attack of ever flowing stream of Finnish 'melodic death metal,' straight from the souls of black! The album will be out early spring '11 and before that the OG crew will escape from the studio and tour Finland with Dark Tranquillity oct./nov. See you on the road folks!"

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Omnium Gatherum Splits With Guitar Player

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with guitarist Harri Pikka:

"Exit Harri: We're really sorry to announce also that Harri Pikka has silently decided to flee the Omnium Gatherum crew after 13 years of solid service. We don't know his exact reasons for this but maybe someday mr. Mystery Man tells us…

"At the moment we've decided to finish the new album as a 5-piece unit, but we have the best possible live guitar unit called Joonas Koto (Malpractice / Ex-To/Die/For / Ex-Hateframe) filling the second guitar live duties at the moment and it rocks!"

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Omnium Gatherum Signs To Lifeforce Records

Finnish melodic death metal band OMNIUM GATHERUM has announced their signing to Lifeforce Records.

The band comments on the signing, “We’re very pleased to announce that Omnium Gatherum is now a part of the Lifeforce Records family. After a lot of consideration and negotiating with many parties, we came to a conclusion that Lifeforce is the way to go! They’ve been showing the right kind of interest in us for some time now and it seems that they have the same honest attitude towards music and mayhem as we do."

"The material for the 5th Omnium Gatherum masterpiece is now almost finished and we’re ready and 100% confident to hit the studio in the end of August. This time we’ve really put a lot of time and effort on the pre-production of the stuff. It’s going to be an epic and massive attack of ever flowing stream of Finnish 'melodic death metal,' straight from the souls of black. The album will be out early spring ‘11 and before that the Omnium Gatherum crew will escape from the studio and tour Finland with Dark Tranquillity Oct./Nov. See you on the road folks!”

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Omnium Gatherum Announces New European Tour Dates

Omnium Gatherum have announced two extra tour dates on their upcoming European tour with Swallow the Sun and Insomnium. The extra dates are as follows:

06.12.2009 Seven, Nottingham, UK
13.12.2009 Soundtrack Club, Arcene (Bergamo), Italy

Omnium Gatherum's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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