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Formed: 2009
From: Kajaani, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest SoulHealer News

Below is our complete SoulHealer 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.

Soulhealer Releases Music Video For New Track

Finnish Melodic Metal Band SoulHealer has released a video for the brand-new song "Touch The Sky." The track was recorded during autumn 2015 in Kajaani, Nurmes and Porvoo, and was mixed and mastered at Dyne Engine Studio, Italy by Manuele Pesaresi. It features Kai Vainionpää on drums, who already replaced Jani Nyman for live concerts in early 2015. As the return of Jani is very unlikely, the band welcomes Kai as a full member in SoulHealer.

The video was filmed during the triumphant return of SoulHealer to Nord Session Festival in Kostomuksha, Russia, headlining both nights on November 27-28, 2015. The video was edited by Marko Karvonen and Esa Haverinen.

Celebrating the band's 5th Anniversary in 2015, SoulHealer has offered a free download of “Touch The Sky” at this location.

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SoulHealer Announces First Live Dates For 2015

Finnish melodic metal act SoulHealer announced the first live dates for 2015 in their home country and launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a more widespread tour (more information on the link below). The band recently released the album "Bear the Cross" back in October 2014 via Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel Records.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

6th February 2015 Kajaani, Nuorten Yö @ Kajaanihalli w/ Temple Balls
27th February 2015 Kuopio, Pekan Pub w/ Perpetual Rage
28th February 2015 Kajaani, Ravintola Pitkä Taneli
13th March 2015 Toholampi, T.T. Pub
14th March 2015 Ii, Joku Paikallinen Pub
27th March 2015 Oulu, Hevimesta
28th March 2015 Joensuu, Marks w/ At the Border
17th April 2015 Kuusamo, Ravintola Veijo
18th April 2015 Rovaniemi, Grande

The band also confirmed that drummer Jani Nyman will have to sit out these gigs because of health issues. He will have to take time to recover and not play drums for the time being. Kai Vainionpää from Alpha Indigo will step in until Jani is back on track. SoulHealer would like to respect Jani’s privacy, so there will be no details about his condition. More...

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Soulhealer Announces New Album "Bear The Cross"

Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that the third studio release will be entitled "Bear the Cross." The album is set to drop via Pure Legend Records (a division of Pure Steel Records) on October 17th. The album's artwork, created again by Timo Wuerz, can be seen below. The album was mixed and mastered by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio.

The track list for the album is:

1. Unleash The Beast
2. Bear The Cross
3. The Journey Goes On
4. Fall From Grace
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Thorns In My Heart
7. The Viper’s Kiss
8. Blinded By The Light
9. Revealed
10. Settle The Score More...

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SoulHealer Working On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SoulHealer have started work on the follow-up to "Chasing The Dream." At the moment the band is busy writing new songs, with studio time to commence shortly.

A release can be expected for autumn 2014. The band will also be performing live on these dates:

21.2. Musta Leski, Ylivieska
22.2. Hotelli Kainuu, Kuhmo
11.4. Sokos Hotel Vuokatti, Vuokatti
16.5. Royal Night Train, Kempele
17.5. Utajärven baari, Utajärvi
11.7. Kasi Bar, Suonenjoki
12.7. LankaFest, Puolanka
26.7. No Mercy -kamppailuilta, Jämsänkoski More...

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SoulHealer Posts "Chasing A Dream" Video

With the “Chasing A Dream” clip, Finnish melodic metal band SoulHealer is releasing the second video from the latest album of the same title, out since May 10th, 2013.

The song is being used for the soundtrack for the Finnish Sci-Fi movie “Cased,” due out late 2013 and directed and written by Niko Saarela. Clips from the movie were used for the "Chasing A Dream" video, which can be viewed below.

SoulHealer's previously posted music video for "The Deception" is also available at this location.

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SoulHealer Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer posted a new music video for the track "The Deception." the song appears on the bands sophomore release "Chasing The Dream," which is set to drop tomorrow, May 10, 2013 via Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel. The album was produced by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio.

Check out "The Deception" here:

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Soulhealer Streaming New Track, Detail New LP

Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that the sophomore release will be entitled "Chasing The Dream." The album is set for release on May 10, 2013 via Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel. The LP was produced by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio and the cover artwork (shown below) was created by Timo Wuerz.

The band commented: “We are really happy with the result. Anyone who loved our previous stuff will be blown away by “Chasing The Dream”!

The band is streaming the new song “Don’t Look Back,” which is also available as a free download (see below). The track list for "Chasing The Dream" is:

1. Wicked Moon
2. Don't Look Back
3. The Deception
4. Chasing A Dream
5. Done For Good
6. Ties Of Time
7. Never Turn My Back On You
8. Finally Free
9. Into The Fire
10. Smoke & Mirrors More...

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Soulhealer Announces Drummer Replacement

Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that drummer Timo Immonen has split with the band. Just after the completion of the sophomore LP and follow up to "The Kings of Bullet Alley" (2011), Immonen announced he was "forced to quit" as the active drummmer of the band. His replacement is Jani Nyman, friend of guitarist Teemu Kuosmanen.

Immonen explains his departure: "It was really hard to let something like this go, basically a dream of a lifetime. To play in a rock'n'roll band, gigging regularly, recording, and with such a great bunch of assholes hahaha! But what it comes down to is that I need to be able to spend more time with my family than I can see happening in the future with Soulhealer as the pace is gradually picking up, more gigs lining up, and what started out as a hobby becoming more and more professional. All great things, that take more time, time away from family life.

'I sincerely wish the guys in Soulhealer the best and that they have the strength and energy to continue on the path we started on together some three odd years ago. Go for it guys!"

The band commented: "The band would like to thank Timo for being an important part of Soulhealer behind the drum kit not only live but also on the 'Dreamcatcher' EP, the first full album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley' and also on the upcoming CD. And Timo is right, the pace is picking up. So Soulhealer did not waste any time finding a replacement. Teemu Kuosmanen phoned up his old friend Jani Nyman, as he knew he is a killer drummer. Being asked if he wants to join Soulhealer as the new man, he didn’t have to think twice. More...

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SoulHealer Finishes Recording Album

Finnish act SoulHealer has checked in with the following update about completing the recording process for a new album:

"One year has passed again, and this was a really great one for SoulHealer. One highlight was for sure our first show in Germany at the warmup show of the Headbangers Open Air, where we had a blast. And we hope and promise to be back in Deutschland as soon as possible. It was also great to share the stage with our heroes from Zero Nine at Lankafest.

"And last but not least we signed a worldwide deal with Pure Legend Records, a sublabel of the german record label Pure Steel Records last summer, where we will release our coming album.

"And here we can tell you, that we have finished our studio work there last weekend. All songs are recorded, and now Janne Tolsa will take care of mixing and mastering everything at Note On – Studio.

"We are more than happy with our recording sessions and how everything turned out. And we think that we have produced a killer album, with some of the strongest SoulHealer songs ever. We know almost all bands say this about their newest album, but this is the feeling we have at the moment, and we want to share it with you.

"Well, you will be able to make your own opinion pretty soon. We are looking forward for another great SoulHealer year 2013, and we hope you are doing too."

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SoulHealer Enters The Studio

Finland's SoulHealer has entered the studio to record a new album, and the band also posted the following statement online:

"For the next few weeks the studio of sound engineer Teemu Ojalehto in Kajaani will be the home of SoulHealer. In several sessions the band will record the follow up for their debut album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley,' which received almost only great reviews by the press, and also the fan reaction was more than positive.

"So the expectations for the next album are high, as it will be also the first release through Pure Legend Records, SoulHealer signed a worldwide deal with the German label in June 2012.

"But the band does not feel any pressure, as they are more than confident that the new song material is not only as strong as 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley,' but maybe even stronger. A release date for the still unnamed album is not set yet, but you can expect it to be out in spring 2013."

You can also check out SoulHealer's music over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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SoulHealer Splits With Bassist Aho

Finnish melodic metal act SoulHealer announced the departure of bassist Teemu Aho, who left the band for personal reasons, but will remain as the band's webmaster. His replacement is Pasi Laakonen. The band is also working on the follow up to the 2011 self-released debut full length "The Kings of Bullet Alley," which is targeted for a Spring 2013 release.

The band's full announcement reads as follows:

"Teemu Aho is forced to quit his active commitment as bass player in SoulHealer for personal reasons. But he will continue to be a part of the family as webmaster and wherever his help is needed. Although the band was hit hard with this decision, they didn’t lose any time in looking for a replacement. Sami Mikkonen thought of his best old friend Pasi Laakkonen, who has a Garage Rock Band running with Alpha Indigo at the moment. Both already played together in some cover band projects some 10 years ago, and for the last time about 4 years ago. Pasi was invited for an audition, where he left no doubt that he his the right guy at the right place at the right time. So we welcome Pasi Laakkonen as the new bass player in SoulHealer. He will give his live debut already at the next show on 7th September at Bar Bäkkäri in Helsinki. Beside that SoulHealer are working hard on the follow up for their debut album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley'. The song writing process is going great, and as usual every new song will be tested in the live situation. So you should not be surprised to hear some new songs on any upcoming shows. Only tracks that work live will find their way on the next SoulHealer Album. And the band is confident to have it ready and finished for a release in spring 2013 through Pure Legend Records." More...

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