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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!"
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!"
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!”
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...
Swallow the Sun has issued the following announcement about upcoming Finnish tour dates:
"We have confirmed some show in Finland after the release of New Moon! The dates are:
17.11.2009 Henry's Pub, Kuopio
18.11.2009 Klubi, Turku
20.11.2009 Tavastia, Helsinki
21.11.2009 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
22.11.2009 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
"See our website for details! After these shows we are leaving for the New Moon Over Europe tour with our friends Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum! See you at the shows!"
The currently confirmed dates with Omnium Gatherum are as follows: More...
Finnish metal band, OMNIUM GATHERUM, has announced their new bassist as Toni 'zygä' Mäki.
The band comments, "We're glad to finally inform and make it public that mr. Toni 'zygä' Mäki is the official member of OG crew and fully responsible about the low-frequencies & bass duties of the gang."
"It was about time to officialize this as Toni have already been playing and touring with us one year and things are rocking and rolling like never before - glad to have u on board dude!" More...
Finnish doom metal outfit Swallow The Sun will embark on their first headlining tour of the United Kingdom this November in support of their new studio album which will be released in November. joining them on the tour will be Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 30 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
December 1 - Leeds, UK - Rios
December 2 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
December 3 - Manchester, UK - The Star and Garter
December 4 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
December 5 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Academy 2
December 7 - London, UK - Underworld
Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about confirming more tour dates and summer festivals:
"We're very pleased to confirm some new gigs and festivals for this year, so we'll be bashing and sweating also in: Heavy Metal Weekend in Porvoo, Russian Rock & Metal Expo in Moscow, Sauna Open Air Festival in Tampere, Estonian Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana-Vigala and Finnhits Metal Festival in Pori.
"We can't wait to play our Russian debut gig, as we've never been there before even they're our neighbour-country and our last trip to Estonia in Green Christmas Festival some years ago was also so great experience that we'll be really looking forward to come back to meet ya Estonian people again. Some more dates might be dropping for summer still, so keep on checking the live section for updates. It seems that we'll be also touring Finland actively in October / November in a good company, more info follow later."
The band's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
"The Redshift", the fourth album from the Finnish metal band Omnium Gatherum, has entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 24. The album consists of eleven songs, and one of the songs featured on the album, "Nail," has a music video which can be viewed below.
Due on October 14 in the U.S. via Candlelight Records, "The Redshift" was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. The CD was mixed at Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Hail Of Bullets, Novermber's Doom). More...
"Nail" video comes from the up-coming OG album "The Redshift," which will be released on September 22nd. Pre-orders for the album can be found at Levykauppax mailorder. Included with the pre-order is a rare Omnium Gatherum t-shirt. More...
Omnium Gatherum issue the following update regarding the departure of their bassist:
"Shit happens again and we found ourselves again losing the bass player somewhere out in space. Eerik really surprised us all and decided to left the band this soon. No drama, no fights, no-thing, as we ain´t got a clue really whatta hell happened here!"
"So - all the decent basstard candidates feel free to contact us on this case (firstname.lastname@example.org)!"
"However, this won’t affect in any way to our autumn touring and all the booked gigs and the European tour will be made & played..."
Finnish metallers, Omnium Gatherum, have issued the following update:
"The new 4th Omnium Gatherum album, titled 'The Redshift,' is now ready 'n' willing and mixed 'n' mastered. ...And it´s rocking like never before! We´re very satisfied and proud of this work and this is a big leap to the next level!"
"The Redshift" tracklisting is as follows:
2. A Shadowkey
3. Chameleon Skin
4. No Breaking Point
5. The Return
6. Shapes And Shades
7. The Redshifter
9. The Second Flame
10. Song For December (prelude to DLF)
11. Distant Light Highway More...
Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM issue the following update:
"Time has come for the fourth OG album recordings, as we´ve been more productive than ever and the new stuff have been written in a few months and this is really new way of acting for OG! Working title for the new album at the moment is Red Shift Mystery..."
"We've been also doing quite a lot of pre-production this time and this is also the new way for us. So, we´ll be afraid about what´s coming up with this next chapter - it might even become a good album!? The third new way of acting with this OG record is that the album will be done in three different studios; drums will be done at Sound Supreme studio, other recordings will be done at good ol´ local & loyal SouthEastSounds studio and mixing and mastering will be done in Örebro, Sweden at Unisound studio with the Dan the man Swanö! I already met Mr. Swanö this weekend and had a 'business-beer' with the man and everything seems really cool with this co-operation." More...
Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out the confirmed dates here. We'll be adding few shows more to the tour soon, so keep checking the live section..."
"We've been doing a lot of pre-production for the coming fourth album during last few weeks, and the stuff is starting to kick some serious ass and ear! The actual album recording session will begin next Sunday, at Easter Sunday, what could be more evil metal date to start the studio sessions! It seems that OG will be returning to more melodic approach on this album, back to the glory days, hehe. But no worries, the stuff will still be as heavy as a really heavy thing!" More...
Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"Greetings there, dear OG-enthusiastics and people who have been so unfortunate as to randomly wander to this blog! The purpose of this blog is to shed some light on what happens behind the scenes on Omnium Gatherum's voyage on The Great British Fiction Tour 2008 with DARK TRANQUILITY. We will try to write some stuff here as often as we can during this tour when we find an access to internet. So crazy stories, wild pictures and insane action is to be expected to find in this blog during the next one and a half weeks!" More...
Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin to record the fourth magnum opus extravaganza in March and this time the album will be done in three different studios; recordings will be done at Sound Supreme Studios by Janne Saksa and at SouthEastSounds by Teemu Aalto and the mixing and mastering will be done at legendary Unisound Studio at Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, ex-EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, etc.) who's produced the albums for OPETH, KATATONIA and DISSECTION, for example. So, we could say that we're really enthusiastic about this, surprise! First time the album composing process have been really easy task and this pure fresh spirit can really be heard from the songs. The next level have been entered, so beware folks — autumn 2008 will be time for THE OG INVASION!"
Dark Tranquillity issue the following announcement:
"We're pleased to announce the support acts for the upcoming UK trek. Brittish thrashers EVILE are confirmed for the main support slot, while Finnish melodeathsters OMNIUM GATHERUM will open up the mayhem."
Tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 2: Cardiff - Barfly
Feb. 3: Liverpool - Barfly
Feb. 4: Birmingham - Barfly
Feb. 5: Aberdeen - Barfly
Feb. 6: Glasgow - Barfly
Feb. 7: York - Fibbers
Feb. 9: London - Barfly
Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"We have started to breed new OMNIUM GATHERUM material in the home studios and in the new rehearsal place and so far there's about 5+ song skeletons ready and willing! ...And yeah, of course it's the best material we've ever... blaah blaah...That's for sure! The fourth album is being planned for recording in late spring '08 or somewhere near there and it'll be released via Candlelight Records."
OMNIUM GATHERUM recently parted ways with bassist Janne Markkanen and replaced him with Eerik Purdon (CRYSTAL BLAZE, AMORAL).
The band's latest album, "Stuck Here on Snakes Way", entered the Finnish chart at position No. 31. The CD, which was released on April 2 via Candlelight Records (one day later in North America), was recorded during November-December 2006 at Southeast Studios in Karhula, Finland with producer Teemu Aalto. An eight-minute video clip documenting the recording sessions for the album has been posted online at this location. Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.
Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have scheduled the following dates:
Sep. 07 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
Sep. 08 - Kristianstad, SWE - Armageddon
Sep. 12 - Turki, FIN - Klubi *
Sep. 13 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko *
Sep. 14 - Tampere, FIN - Klubi *
Sep. 15 - Mikkeli, FIN - Festival *
Sep. 16 - Helsingfors, FIN - Tavastia *
Sep. 26 - Linköping, SWE - Platens
* With support from OMNIUM GATHERUM
OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded a new song "Undertaker" from their latest album "Stuck Here On Snakes Way" to the band's MySpace site.