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To/Die/For

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Formed: 1999
From: Kouvola, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest To/Die/For News

Below is our complete To/Die/For 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.

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To/Die/For Releases New Music Video

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For released a new music video for the previously released single "Screaming Birds." The song will appear on the band's seventh full length studio album, which is due out on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records. Details on the full length, including title, artwork and track list are expected soon.

Check out the video here:

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To/Die/For Streaming New Track "Screaming Birds"

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For is streaming a new single entitled "Screaming Birds." The song will appear on the band's seventh full length studio album, as of yet untitled, which is due out on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records.

Details on the new album, as well as a music video for the track, are expected soon. Check out "Screaming Birds" here:

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To/Die/For Signs With Massacre Records

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For has signed a worldwide recording deal with Massacre Records. The band will re-issue it's self-released sixth LP "Samsara," was released in December of 2011, and will receive worldwide release this summer.

At the time of its original release the album artwork and track listing was as follows:

1. Kissing the Flames
2. Damned Rapture
3. Cry for Love
4. Death Comes in March
5. Folie Á Deux
6. Hail of Bullets
7. Love's a Sickness
8. Raving Hearts
9. Oblivion:Vision
10. Someday Somewhere Somehow More...

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Lordi Drummer, "Otus" Passes Away

Finnish heavy metal outfit Lordi has announced that drummer Tonmi Lillman, also known as "Otus," has passed away at the age of 38. The cause of death is presently unknown. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Our dear friend and band mate, "Otus" Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and friends.

"Otus: we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you and spend with you together.

"Rest in peace, friend."

Lillman joined the group in late 2010, replacing long time drummer Sampsa Astala, AKA, "Kita." He joined after the release of the band's latest studio album, "Babez For Breakfast" and as such, had not recorded an album with Lordi. He had also spent time with such bands as Ajattara, To/Die/For, Sinergy and Vanguard.

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To/Die/For Posts "Hail Of Bullets" Clip

Finland's To/Die/For has posted a video clip online for the song "Hail of Bullets," which can be viewed below. "Hail of Bullets" is taken off the band's latest album "Samsara," released earlier this month.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Kissing the Flames
2. Damned Rapture
3. Cry for Love
4. Death Comes in March
5. Folie á Deux
6. Hail of Bullets
7. Love's a Sickness
8. Raving Hearts
9. Oblivion:Vision
10. Someday Somewhere Somehow

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To/Die/For Posts Studio Update

Finland's To/Die/For has checked in with the following update about recording new material:

"Heya, now drums are now recorded for the 5 songs and all feels good. Our next album will be more like real playing and it is not gonna sound as a machine would be playing it. (Like 99.9.% or more bands are doing nowadays and TDF also did before) We are bored to that 'shit' for now. Music must be more natural, and that is the only way to get more feelings on it.

"But we are also gonna use some programmed stuff, and on those parts we need to do editing and etc. anyway. And this studio talking is fucking boring too. Show me the way to the next whiskey bar and to the next little girl and let's fucking drink and make love until our brains will explode!

"Lyrics are gonna be from real life or at least based on real life. Not any meaningless gothic fantasy. 'Birds on the tomb stone.' I mean there is gonna be strong feelings from my life anyway. Love, deaths, fears, influences from another cultures, and also a bit hope in it....maybe. Also we will record (with respect) one Iggy Pop´s song. (cry for love) More...

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To/Die/For Enters the Studio and Issues Update

Finnish metal band To/Die/For has issued the following studio update from their first day in the studio:

"Today we started recordings in Orimattila Finland. Studio seems to be fucking awesome and it is nice to record drums in a big room which is having a great sound. We recorded also ambient drums to one song....It is gonna be nice sound with a big effects and distortion etc.At least it was fun."

"Drums recorded to songs called:
-Cry for Love (Iggy pop cover)
-Into the storm (working title)
-Death comes in march (very dark ballad kinda song)

Tomorrow Santtu will play two songs:
-Angelica (new version)
-Bittersweet bleeding heart"

"Next week we will continue with Bass,Guitars and keyboards." More...

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To/Die/For Issues Band Update

Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about the band's upcoming activity:

"Time between Wounds Wide Open and 2010 is been too long time without doing 'nothing' with To/Die/For. We tried to create it with Tonmi Lillman and we used one year but things did not go forward as it should go. Tonmi is very great drummer and recorder and musician, but he is having so much other things to do also. TDF is thing I wanna do with all of heart and that's why I decided to be free, and do it without Tonmi again. It is sad but I have my life too and I cannot just wait and wait all the time. Of course there is other reasons too but nothing personal problems. I love him as a friend always.

"So...I saw two possibilities! Trying to it with Tonmi it would take too long and album would not come before 2020, or do it sooner with guys who are living more near me, rehearsings would be easier etc. etc. many reasons. Now in 5th October we finally start to record sixth TDF album with Santtu Lonka, Juppe Sutela, Josey Strandman. Now I am praying that also Antza Talala and Juska 'zoltan' Salminen would join us permanently too. Anyway, with this line up we will play next show which is like a new beginning (AGAIN) for us! TDF is like a Phoenix bird :) More...

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To/Die/For Issues New Album Update

Vocalist Jape of Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming sixth album:

"Hello you Immortals. To/Die/For's sixth album recordings have been under the ice. But still that album will come out someday in 2010 or in the beginning of 2011 (maybe release date moves to 2011 anyway). In june TDF will record again.

"Guitars will be played by original TDF guitarist Juppe Sutela. Sixth yet unnamed album will be based on Sounds of Epilogue album.... somehow. It will be composed and recorded with the 'old feeling' because it is the 'THING' TDF can do best!"

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To/Die/For Finishes Writing New Album

Vocalist Jape of Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about the band finishing the writing for a new album:

"Hey you Immortals. All songs for the To/Die/For's 6th album are composed. Songs are only waiting to be recorded. There is also gonna be a couple of songs which Jape and Tonmi did together in early 90´s with their band called Mary-Ann. Angelica song,which is on TO/DIE/FOR epilogue from the past best of...album will be fixed too. More low guitars and more 'balls' are gonna be there. Some songs are named but we have no name for the album yet.

"If the idea which we created lately will work (about how to handle money/labels,studio costs etc.) we can record the whole album in june/july i guess. But next days will tell us a lot so let´s just fucking wait. Before that Jape von Crow will have studio session with Sundown Sindrome in Germany between 28th.april to 8th.May. Sundown Sindrome´s first album will be released also in 2010. The rest of year 2010 is gonna be busy! but enjoyable.....hopefully!"

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To/Die/For Posts New Demo Song Online

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For has posted a new demo song, "Unknown III," on their MySpace page. The song comes off of their untitled new album. The band had previously posted samples of the songs "Sad" and "Angelica."

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To/Die/For Streaming New Album Samples

Finland's To/Die/For are currently streaming two new demo tracks online from their upcoming album. Samples of the songs "Sad" and "Angelica" can now be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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To/Die/For Recording New Songs

Finland's To/Die/For have announced they have finished recording several songs for their upcoming sixth full-length album. The songs are titled "Angelica," "My Hysteria," "Unknown III," and "Sad." The tracks will be mixed by Tonmi Lillman and are expected to have samples posted online in the coming weeks.

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To/Die/For Issues Band Update

Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about recording a new album and an upcoming live show:

"Still recording sixth Album but we finally decided to break this silence and make a great show in LEBANON in november 13th.Venue is FORUM DE BEYROUTH. We still do not have a new guitarist,so we are using session guitarists on this show. There is one guy you already might know, and he is...dadadaaaa...Mika 'ALLI' Ahtiainen. Another guitarist will be Toni Toikkanen from Helsinki We are very thankful for their help with this show!

"So...on the stage in Lebanon as TDF will be: JAPE TDF, TONMI LILLMAN, JOSEY STRANDMAN, TONI TOIKKANEN, MIKA AHTIAINEN ...And what comes to our new songs, and new samples on myspace. Patience please. It is coming, oh yes it is coming soonnnnn!!!!

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To/Die/For Issues Recording Update

Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about recording new material:

"TO/DIE/FOR @ studio again. between 24th to-25th September TO/DIE/FOR will record vocals to four songs,which are called:

-Angelica
-Unknown III
-My hysteria
- 'Sad' (this name will change in the end:))

"TDF will do this '4-song demo' for the labels and Managements only.Maybe there will be some samples for you to listen at out myspace soon."

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To/Die/For Issues Recording Update

Finnish gothic metallers To/Die/For have issued the following update about recording new material:

"At the moment there is Guitars recorded for 4 songs. We decided to finish these '4 chosen ones' first because There's some deals we are handling right now,and the other side of the contract needs also something to listen soon. This is first time when To/Die/For also signs a management contract. Hopefully it helps band to concentrate only for making and playing music.

"Most of the guitars will be played by 'Krisse' on the new album. He is not as a band member. He is doing this as a session musician and he is Tonmi..s friend from Helsinki. We still do not know who will be TDF guitarist in future,but now we have "one" who could be:)

"More to come soon"

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To/Die/For Issues Recording Update

Finnish gothic metallers To/Die/For have issued the following brief update about recording new material:

"To/Die/For continues recordings of their sixth album in Helsinki next week. (@first week of September)

"And what will happen?: -recording keyboards -Programmings ...Maybe more.Things will happen spontaneously anyway."

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To/Die/For Reveals New Album Song Titles

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For has issued the following studio updates:

"Here we are at the D-studio. First song is now composed, and things are happening fucking fast. Last night we were too drunk to do anything. We were just hanging around Helsinki. Soon Tonmi starts to play drums, and Lonkero tastes very good."

"SUNDAY August 9th."

"We have 11 songs at the moment. Personally I've never felt this relaxed at the studio. Finally we have songs with that 'thing and feeling' we have always dreamt about." More...

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To/Die/For Prepares To Enter The Recording Studio

Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For, who broke up in April but then reunited in early July, have issued the following itinerary for recording a new album:

"Thursday (6th. august 2009) *Making some clicks and programming stuff.

"Friday 7th. to 9th.august *Recording drums (for 15 songs) *Recording whatever we want to! *Composing songs at the studio together (Jape,Tonmi and Josey) *Having a sauna at the studio"

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To/Die/For To Enter The Studio In August

Finnish gothic metal band, To/Die/For, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album:

"At the moment me (JAPE)and TONMI are writing new songs. We have a lot of material and in August we will hit the studio in Helsinki for the first recordings."

"We have no Guitarist(s) yet. At the studio we will use...someone:) It is not that easy to find a human being who would be able to work with me and Tonmi,and especially he should Not be 'a metal' guy at all." More...

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