Band Photo: Kalmah (?)
From: Oulu, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Kalmah 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.
Kalmah has finished recording their sixth studio album, which will be released in the early 2010. A release date has not been set. The recording process started in May, continued in June and finally ended in August. All recordings and mixing was done at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room. The album is still untitled. The new album will include nine new songs and one cover.
The band comments: "Recordings as usual for Kalmah went pretty smoothly. We had everything pretty much ready before the studio and it was easy to just concentrate on the sound and perfection of the performance. The sound, well, of course the sound is great. We managed to dig out more depression and agression overall.
"From now own we are concentrating on the cover art, booklet and stuff. We have some upcoming shows at Russia in the beginning of November and we are planning for Finnish shows at the beginning of 2010."
Kalmah was forced to cancel their gigs at Unirock Extreme Festival in Instanbul, Turkey, on October 3rd and at Nuclear Nightclub in Oulu, Finland on October 17th. The band comments: "Both gigs will be re-scheduled to 2010. Nightclub will host our album release party in the beginning of 2010. The reason for cancelling is [guitarist/vocalist] Pekka's accident with brush saw. See the picture here."
Leaves' Eyes is the latest band to be confirmed for the Metal Camp Open Air 2010 festival. The festival will take place from 05.07.-11.07.2010 in Tomin, Slovenia.
The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
The Devil's Blood
Finnish melodic death metal band, Kalmah, has issued the following studio update:
"We have entered studio to record our 6th full length album. During May we will record 9 new songs and couple of covers. Mixing and mastering will take place at the beginning of Autumn when the daylight starts to disappear from the Northern Finland."
"What's new? Well, I would have to say that all Kalmah elements are strongly present and the band has more strength than ever. And we will very likely use real trumpet, so at least that is something new... " More...
Finnish metallers Kalmah have posted the following message online:
"As many of you might have noticed there has been a media silence for a while in Kalmah camp and there is a reason. We have been writing material for the sixth Kalmah album which will be recorded during spring 2009.
"Inspiration has not let us down and we have all in all five songs in the process. So where we are going with the new stuff? At this point all I can say we like the new songs and if we like them we know there will be some fans to feel likewise."
Although it’s a decent, smaller venue, something was clearly wrong with the sound quality at the Théatre Plaza on April 28, when Kalmah, Talamyus and WarCall came on Kalmah’s first-ever tour for this continent.
I’m not a sound technician, yet this is a problem I’m not as willing to attribute to the bands, as to the location, the equipment, the set-up, or something of that nature. The middle of Kalmah’s show offers an example of this issue, as the bass started producing an annoying, droning feedback – quite noticeable as I was stationed in front of Timo Lehtinen. Pekka Kokko had to stop the show and call for assistance, leading the audience into a shout of his new favorite curse word, “tabarnak!”
WarCall, a local band (from Montreal), opened the night and they were definitely sub-par, at least compared with the headliner. Their music was of a progressive nature that caused the mind to wander, and I ended up getting sucked into the saga of a large, drunk man harassing the bartender who waved water in his face, in vain.
Another Montreal act, Talamyus, picked up the crowd and got everyone thrashing about and ready for Kalmah. Even from closer to the back of the venue, where the sound is typically of a better grade, something was a little off in the performance of Talamyus, who did not manage to achieve their studio-quality sound. I don’t really enjoy admitting that, as I find this to be a talented and innovative group. They tackle Viking themes from a more brutal perspective than fans commonly see, tossing in old-school death metal growls more suggestive of earlier Amon Amarth work than melodic, folk-driven music.
The most recent release, “In These Days of Violence,” got a good deal of attention, and “God Of War” and “Conviction” were my favorite songs from their setlist.
According to a message at the website for Finland's KALMAH, the band's new album, For The Revolution, will now be released on April 23rd via Spikefarm Records. A previous release date of April 2nd had been announced.
The album was mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden.
The complete tracklist is: 'For The Revolution', 'Dead Man's Shadow', 'Holy Symphony Of War', 'Wings Of Blackening', 'Ready For Salvation', 'Towards The Sky', 'Outremer', 'Coward', 'Like A Slave'.
POISONBLACK keyboardist Marco Sneck is currently on tour in Canada with his other band, KALMAH, and will be unable to join Poisonblack for their upcoming dates in Greece.
The band have announced that Veli-Matti Kananen will replace him for the dates.
The tour dates (with AMORPHIS) are as follows:
19 - Thessaloniki - Hydrogios, Greece
20 - Athens - Gagarin, Greece
Finnish metallers KALMAH have unveiled the cover artwork of their fifth full-length album, "For the Revolution", due on April 2 via Spikefarm Records. The artwork was designed by former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta, who was also responsible for the artwork of KALMAH's previous album, "The Black Waltz".
"For the Revolution" was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden. More...
Finnish metallers KALMAH have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, "For the Revolution", due on April 2 via Spikefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden.
"For the Revolution" track listing:
01. For the Revolution
02. Dead Man's Shadow
03. Holy Symphony of War
04. Wings of Blackening
05. Ready for Salvation
06. Towards the Sky
09. Like a Slave More...
New York-based dark/aggressive/progressive metal project GWYNBLEIDD has issued the following update:
"GWYNBLEIDD has announce it’s first ever international shows. On April 23rd we will be at the Annex Wreckroom in Toronto, Ontario with headliners KALMAH. Also on April 25th they will take part in the Sudbury Metal Feast"
"In related news, we’re also set to accompany Ballet Deviare in it’s newest production Memento Mori on May 23-25th, 2008 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. As part of the production, Gwynbleidd will perform The Awakening and a new piece entitled Thawing Innocence (performed live for the first time), as well as provide occasional but inevitable moments of sonic discord and ambience. Visit our website a to get your tickets now and don’t forget to use the discount code: MM2008." More...
French Canadian extreme folk metal band PROFUGUS MORTIS have uploaded the songs 'Majesty' and 'Vile' for streaming on their official MySpace page. They are taken from the band's debut album, ...So It Begins.
In other news, the band has updated their live schedule with shows in Quebec and Southern Ontario, including a May 14th date in Montreal with CATAMENIA and THE AGONIST. Their schedule is now as follows:
4 - Casbah - Hamilton, Ontario (with DESTROY WITHIN, WAKING THE FALLEN)
5 - Royal Canadian Legion - Oshawa, Ontario (with BLINDED BY FAITH)
29 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec (with KALMAH)
14 - Theatre Plaza - Montreal, Quebec (with CATAMENIA and THE AGONIST)
Finnish metallers KALMAH have set "For the Revolution" as the title of their fifth full-length CD, due on April 2. The CD was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and will be mastered shortly at an as-yet-undisclosed facility in Sweden.
KALMAH will embark on the Canadian "For the Revolution" tour in April. Support on the shows will come from Montrea's TALAMYUS. The dates are as follows:
April 23 - Toronto, ONT @ Wreckroom
April 24 - Hamilton, ONT @ Club Absinthe
April 25 - Sudbury, ONT @ The Serbian centre
April 26 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
April 27 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Bar le Thrash
April 28 - Montreal, QC @ Théatre Plaza
April 29 - Quebec, QC @ L'Anti
Finnish metallers KALMAH have confirmed the venues for their upcoming "For The Revolution" tour of Canada. The band's itinerary is as follows:
23 - Toronto, ON at Wreckroom
24 - Hamilton, ON at Club Absinthe
25 - Sudbury, ON at The Serbian centre
26 - Rouyn, QC at Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
27 - Saint-Hyacinthe at Bar le Thrash
28 - Montréal, QC at Théatre Plaza
30 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC at L’Anti
Montréal-based metallers TALAMYUS are confirmed as support on all dates.
Finnish metallers KALMAH will embark on the Canadian "For The Revolution" tour in April. Tentative dates are as follows (venue details to be announced):
April 23 - Toronto, ON
April 24 - Hamilton, ON
April 25 - Sudbury, ON
April 26 - Rouyn, QC
April 27 - Sag/Lac, QC
April 28 - Quebec, QC
April 29 - Montreal, QC
April 30 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC More...
Finland’s KALMAH have released a second date for their forthcoming 2008 tour of what is still only Canada, but may extend out to be the US as well. The band will be performing at the following stops. Tickets will go on sale on January 5. More details and tour dates are expected to be released shortly:
April 23 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
April 24 - Hamilton, ON @ TBA
TALAMYUS has been earmarked as support.
Finland’s KALMAH will be performing at the Wreck Room in Toronto, ON on April 23rd. Tickets will go on sale on January 5th. More details and tour dates are expected to be released shortly.
KALMAH guitarist Antti Kokko has issued the following studio update:
"Everything is now recorded and we will start mixing at the beginning of 2008. I guess it will take one-two weeks to get all done. This album will be guitar driven, raw sounding, more riff-oriented but melodic as Kalmah album always is. The band is very pleased with the result and I guess we are doing the best album so far. I know it is a cliché to say so, but I believe we are damn right about it! Check out new pics in gallery here."
KALMAH guitarist Antti Kokko has issued the following studio update:
"Rhythm guitars recorded, melodies recorded and some of the solos recorded. I`m very satisified with the result so far. Sound kicks ass even though it is pure sound and the songs, of course, sound good. Yesterday I recorded all the melodies and some of the solos. Now we have a month break and we continue with bass, keyboard, vocals and rest of the solos in December. Mixing will take place in January. During the pause we will concentrate on the shows here in Finland at the beginning of December. As for now this would be all. Diary continues the story in the middle of December."
Kalmah's live schedule is as follows:
6 - Nightlife Rock - Helsinki, Finland (with AVULSED, DEMIGOD, KATAPLEXIA)
7 - Hellä - Tampere, Finland (with Avulsed, Demigod, ELENIUM)
8 - Dante's Corner - Turku, Finland (with Avulsed, Demigod, Elenium)
Finnish metallers KALMAH entered the studio on October 13 to begin recording its fifth full-length album. An early 2008 release is expected.
Commented KALMAH guitarist Antti Kokko: "Rhythm guitars recorded, melodies recorded and some of the solos recorded. I'm very satisfied with the result so far. Sound kicks ass even though it is pure sound and the songs, of course, sound good. Yesterday I recorded all the melodies and some of the solos. Now we have a month break and we continue with bass, keyboard, vocals and rest of the solos in December. Mixing will take place in January. During the pause we will concentrate on the shows here in Finland at the beginning of December."
KALMAH's latest CD, "The Black Waltz", entered the Finnish national album chart in March 2006 at position No. 38. The follow-up to 2003's "Swampsong" marked the group's recording debut with keyboardist Marco Sneck (POISONBLACK).