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Latest Omnium Gatherum News
Below is our complete Omnium Gatherum 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the addition of singer Jukka Pelkonen (a.k.a. "J") from the band called ELENIUM as their new frontman. "Jukka and other ELENIUM dudes have been our dear friends for a really long time, so it seemed very natural choice for us to ask Jukka for his services — in fact he was the ONLY one we ever thought and aske," the band write in a statement. "The rehearsals with Jukka have gone really well and in good spirit, and he has brought much-needed new life to the band with his aggressive growling vocal style and new ideas. We hope that all of you give Jukka a fair chance to show his skills and talents and then draw your conclusions. At least we, the OG crew, are amazed about this and have again strong faith to OG's future and new stuff. We are not trying to fill [former singer] Antti's [Filppu] shoes cause it's not possible. Jukka will do his own stuff and write his own lyrics, he has our full backing and support. The writing and demoing of the new material is going on and the new stuff will be...... HHEAVY!"
Jukka will make his live debut with OMNIUM GATHERUM on July 11 at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival after-party at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland.
OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently seeking a new label home, having parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records last year. The band's latest album, "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March 2005 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto.
Former OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Antti Filppu has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding his departure from the group
"Nothing dramatic, just wanted to correct an error concerning my departure from OMNIUM GATHERUM. I did not leave the band. They wanted to continue without me, and there were no negotiations about it. Nobody asked me, they simply told me I'm out. Even though this is perfectly fine, I saw no crisis with the OMNIUM GATHERUM future like the other members saw, I would have been very glad to be a part of it."
OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently writing and demoing material for their new album, tentatively due late 2006/early 2007 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who were previously signed to Nuclear Blast Records, recorded a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää, Finland in January containing the tracks "City Red Light", "Remember The Frozen", "Neither Dead Nor Alive", "My Hands Were Tied" and "Das Wegrecht".
OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March 2005 via Nuclear Blast.
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
Bloodstock 2006 has announced that the UK's reformed thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed to join PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and STEEL TORMENTOR to be the first 8 bands for the 6th annual BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on 29th - 30th September 2006. Details with links to the bands respective websites are now online at bloodstockfestival.com.
There will be 25-26 bands in total, so another 17-18 will be announced in the forthcoming months.
Tickets for the 2-day show are £51 including a £1 booking fee. Or combine tickets and merchandise with the Bloodstock Open Air for the Supporters Club pass for £120. Tickets and Passes are available to buy online now at bloodstockfestival.com. The artwork for Bloodstock 2006 will be online shortly, with details of some new 2006 merchandise.
In related new, the first bands for the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR festival on July 14th - 15th, 2006 will be announced shortly. Separate tickets for this show will be available when the first bands are announced.
Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded their covers of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" on their MySpace.com page.
OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto.
Kalmah has been confirmed for Finland's Räntämetalli Festival on November 12. The festival will be taking place November 11 and 12. Other bands set to play include Moonsorrow, Rotten Sound, Omnium Gatherum, Stam1na and Swallow the Sun. For more information, visit www.rantametalli.com.
According to the official Omnium Gatherum website, drummer Jarmo Pikka is giving drum lessons. Anyone interested should contact him by e-mail at this address or phone (+358) 40 825 3755.
Omnium Gatherum's video for the song "The Nolan's Fati" has been posted online at this location (AVI, 36.6 MB). The song comes off the group's recent album "Years In Waste".
The band was also confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to be held August 11-13 in Bad Berka, Germany.
The six-piece from Finland recently finished recording cover versions of Megadeth's "Hangar 18" and Death's "Suicide Machine" use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases.
And finally: On their website you can find a brandnew fan forum at this location.
Nuclear Blast Records has set a March 22 U.S. release date for the sophomore album from Finnish death metallers Omnium Gatherum, entitled "Years in Waste." Japan will receive the album sometime in the coming months via the Marquee Avalon label. The album is already available in Europe since Nov 8.
The Japanese version of "Years In Waste" will include demo versions of the songs "No Moon & No Queen" and "It's A Long Night".
The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto and was released in Europe in early November.
In other news, Omnium Gatherum recently finished recording cover versions of Megadeth's "Hangar 18" and Death's "Suicide Machine" at the Woodbine Garden Studio for use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases.
More details on the Dimebag tribute have been announced.
The tribute will take place at Rock 'n' roll Station, VR Makasiinit, Helsinki, Finland on January 15.
21.00 CR (ex-Condition Red)
22.30 The Scourger
23.30 Dimen Nimeen! (Dimebag tribute band)
Dimen Nimeen! tribute band will feature the following artists: More...
Omnium Gatherum, Children of Bodom, Thunderstone, Amoral and others have been confirmed as participants at a Dimebag tribute concert in Helsinki, Finland, on January 15th 2005.
Omnium Gatherum's "Spirits And August Light" and mini CD "Steal The Light" – both originally released through Rage Of Achilles – will be rereleased by Nuclear Blast on one CD with new artwork on November 9th.
"Years In Waste", the new album of Omnium Gatherum, gets in stores on the same day.
Freshly signed Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have just finished shooting a video for the track 'The Fall Went Through Here', taken from the upcoming album, Years In Waste. The clip was directed by Lowlifemedia Productions.
In other news, the album "Spirits And August Light" and mini CD "Steal The Light" – both originally released through Rage Of Achilles – will be rereleased by Nuclear Blast on one CD with new artwork on November 9th. "Years In Waste" will be released the same day in Europe.
Finland’s OMNIUM GATHERUM will join forces with fellow Fins AMORAL, ELENIUM, KIUAS and MANITOUR for a short tour of Finland in November.
According to Amoral’s website, confirmed dates for the Dead Achilles Tour include:
Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have changed the projected title of their sophomore album to "Years In Waste" from the previously announced "Fall Grave Silence".
The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto. The mastering sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.
OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently in the process of signing a new record deal, having recently parted ways with the Rage of Achilles label. "[Rage of Achilles] agreed that they didn`t have enough resources to take OMNIUM GATHERUM to next level," the band write on their web site. "This all was done in good fellowship. Thanks a lot to Duncan & Rage Of Achilles for supporting and promoting us [over] the years!"
Here is the "Years In Waste" tentative track listing: More...
Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have completed work on their forthcoming album, "Fall Grave Silence".
"The recording and mixing of the new OG album is now completed, big salutes and many "Ky`yyl" celebration screams to Nino Laurenne and Teemu Aalto who produced and engineered the album at Sonic Pump Studio (in Helsinki, Finland). Killer`n`kick ass stuff coming indeed! And here`s what Mr. Producer has to say about this: " Fuckkiing great shit!" Next we are heading to Finnvox studio to master the album and then it`s...READY an` Willing!"
An October/November release is expected, through Rage Of Achilles.