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Omnium Gatherum

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

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Omnium Gatherum Reveals New Album Details, Artwork

Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album "Beyond," the band's sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011's acclaimed "New World Shadows." Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.

Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:

"It's now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album "Spirits And August Light" was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album "New World Shadows" was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.

"Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we're back again with the OG's 6th album called "Beyond," the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of "New World Shadows" and "The Redshift" but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol' melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It's our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I'm sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!

"Lyrically told, "Beyond" is about the culmination point of one's existence. It is a 'coming home' story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there's also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we're the sons of the sea from Kotka!"

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Omnium Gatherum Finishes New Album

Finland's Omnium Gatherum, which recruited a new bassist back in September, has posted the following brief message online about finishing work on an upcoming release:

"NEW ALBUM READY! The 6th OG album is finally 100% ready with mastering and artwork too, so soooooon you'll get more news about every lil' detail what's to come. Stay on the channel folks!"

The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB, and further details will be announced shortly. You can also find more info on Omnium Gatherum over at Facebook.

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Omnium Gatherum Recruits New Bassist

Omnium Gatherum, which is currently in the mixing process with the mighty Dan Swanö for an upcoming new album, is proud to announce Erkki Silvennoinen as the band's new bass player. Omnium Gatherum comments:

"We're glad to finally make it official and announce that OG is a real 6-piece troop again - we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to Omnium Gatherum. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in Amoral as well as in Finnish Idols winner Ari Koivunen's band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band De Lirium's Order."

Here's what Erkki has to say about his new vocation: "I'm very excited to join Omnium Gatherum. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire Jukka as their front-man, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It's an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill... I hope they fit."

The currently untitled follow-up to Omnium Gatherum's "New World Shadows" is set to be released on February 25th, 2013 in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America.

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Omnium Gatherum Issues Recording Update

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:

"The 6th album studio sessions have already started secretly in silence and are flowing together really nice an' easy!

"The drumming madness of Jarmo 'Kammm!' Pikka was already caught on tape at Nordic Audio Labs studio in Vaasa by engineer Sami Koivisto (Amorphis, Sotajumala etc.). Now we are in the middle of other recordings at Teemu Aalto Productions & OmG studio in Kotka, where the recordings are made with our trusted man Teemu Aalto. The mixing & mastering will be done again by Dan Swanö at Unisound studio - so expect nothing more but the best!

"Joonas Koto will be making his OG album debut on this album with his awesome flawless action-Jackson guitar skills, so the guitar duo Vanhala / Koto is on fire here like never before! The bass parts will be played by Eerik Purdon, the legendary man behind the bass lines of 'The Redshift.'

"We've done a huge amount of pre-production for the album in the shadows, during the gig break on the first half of this year and all we can say is….sounding astoundingly gooooood! The new album will surely continue from where 'New World Shadows' left but there'll be also some stylistic echoes from the 'The Redshift' past as also lots of new spices and flavours. The next chapter of Adult Oriented Death Metal that is...

"The tentative release date for the album is set to February '13!"

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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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