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U.K. death metallers DIAMANTHIAN will be teaming up with Finnish thrash metal band MAPLE CROSS for a tour of Finland beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 19 - Tampere, FIN @ Vastavirta club (w/ BLOODRIDE)
Jan. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Factory (w/ MALICIOUS DEATH)
Jan. 21 - Oulu, FIN @ Jalometalli Winterfest (w/ THE BLACK LEAGUE, CATAMENIA, AMORAL, GHOST MACHINERY, TO THE DARKER GROUNDS)
Jan. 22 - Rovaniemi, FIN @ Kellari (w/ RAVAGE MACHINERY)
Long-running Finnish melodic thrash metallers MAPLE CROSS have completed the songwriting process for their third album. "Last writing session was last week and we locked ourselves in the Boogie Cellar for four days and after we got out we had two new songs to complete the material for the album," frontman Marco R.J. writes on the group's web site. "There will be 10 new songs on the album and we won't use 'The Greatest Hit' from 'The Creatures from the North' single.
"Anyways, we don´t have any working title for the album as of yet, but we do have an idea what it´s going to be called. We'll let you know when we've decided something.
"We'll enter the Studio 23 any day now where we'll be practising the songs for as long as necessary and after that it's time to push the record button. Our ex-drummer Aki Karppinen will be the engineer and the album will be produced by us in co-operation with Aki and our ex-guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa.
"We don't know the release date yet and we'll probably decide it after the album is completed."
MAPLE CROSS' second full-length album, "Next Chapter", was released in 2003 via Verikauha Records.
The Finnish metal band Maple Cross will support death metal legends Cannibal Corpse in their shows in Scandinavia! Maple Cross will perform nine events together with CC and Swedish Spawn Of Possession in Norway, Sweden and Finland in the end of this month!
The shows will be as following:
22.09. Sandnes - Kulturhuset
23.09. Bergen - Garage
24.09. Oslo - John Dee
25.09. Trondheim - Byscena
26.09. Gavle - Monster Club
27.09. Umea - Folkets Hus
28.09. Oulu - Kuusisaari
29.09. Jyvaskyla - Lutakko
30.09. Helsinki - Tavastia
In November/December Maple Cross will play a few gigs in Finland before they start the work on their follow up album for Next Chapter, released 2003.