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Below is our complete Tarot 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.
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
Veteran heavy metal act Tarot has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the re-recorded version of "Wings Of Darkness." You can view the video in the player below.
The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:
"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"
The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...
On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:
"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall
"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.
This year's The Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) shows have been announced. In Raskasta Joulua, Finland's finest heavy metal voices sing and perform different Christmas songs in Finnish and heavy renditions.
Anthriel has announced that they will be warming up the Raskasta Joulua concert at Tullikamari Pakkahuone on November 26th. At that show you'll hear:
JP Leppäluoto ( Charon )
Jarkko Ahola ( Teräsbetoni )
Tuple Salmela ( Tarot )
Ari Koivunen ( Amoral )
Here are the upcoming concerts according to the Raska Joulu MySpace page:
Nov 20 2010 @ 10:00P - Imatran Kylpylä Imatra, FINLAND
Nov 26 2010 @ 10:00P - Pakkahuone Tampere, FINLAND
Nov 27 2010 @ 10:00P - Raahesali Raahe, FINLAND
Nov 30 2010 @ 9:00P - Yksityistilaisuus Helsinki, FINLAND
Dec 3 2010 @ 10:00P - Rikala-Sali Salo, FINLAND
Dec 4 2010 @ 10:00P - Finlandia-Klubi Lahti, FINLAND
Dec 5 2010 @ 3:00P - Keravasali Kerava, FINLAND
Dec 5 2010 @ 11:00P - Osmantupa Eura, FINLAND
Dec 10 2010 @ 10:00P - Himos Areena Jämsä, FINLAND
Dec 11 2010 @ 10:30P - Klubi Turku, FINLAND
Dec 15 2010 @ 7:00P - Akustiikka Ylivieska, FINLAND
Dec 16 2010 @ 7:00P - Musiikkikeskus Kuopio, FINLAND
Dec 17 2010 @ 10:00P - Bar & Night Vaakuna Mikkeli, FINLAND
Dec 18 2010 @ 3:00P - Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
Dec 18 2010 @ 9:00P - Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
The full lineup for the 11th annual installment of ProgPower USA has been finalized for this September's festivities. The event, which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, will include a plethora of both stateside and European acts, including headlining acts Kamelot, Accept, and Hammerfall, along with Turisas, Nocturnal Rites, and more. This year's festival will also mark the first American appearances from Paradox, Leprous, Delain, Tarot (featuring Marcto Hietala of Nightwish), Seventh Wonder, and many more international acts.
In addition to the main two days of the event, there will be two days of pre-fest shows and activities based around ProgPower, including a Mid-Week Mayhem show on Wednesday, September 8th, and a Fest Kick-Off Show on Thursday, September 9th. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
The festival's itinerary is as follows: More...
Tarot has revealed the tracklisting for their new album, "Gravity Of Light," which will be released on April 23rd in Europe. The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Satan Is Dead
02. Hell Knows
04. Pilot Of All Dreams
05. Magic And Technology
06. Calling Down The Rain
07. Caught In The Deadlights
08. I Walk Forever
09. Sleep In The Dark
Finnish metallers TAROT have unveiled the new artwork of their forthcoming CD "Gravity Of Light." The successor of the 2007 release "Crows Fly Black" is due out on April 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records (excluding Finland).
The traditional Raskas Joulu (Heavy Christmas) tour is on the road again already for the fifth time. The Raskas Joulu project consists of many well known Finnish metal musicians who will perform classic Christmas songs in their own style.
The vocalists of the Raskas Joulu 2009 tour are:
J. Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings)
Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings, Sapattivuosi)
Ilja Jalkanen (Kiuas)
Ari Koivunen (solo, Amoral)
J-P Leppäluoto (Charon, Harmaja, Northern Kings)
Antony Parviainen (Machine Men)
Tommi "Tuple" Salmela (Tarot)
The tour dates are as follows:
Nov 24 Private Christmas Party, Vantaa (J. Ahola, Ari, Ilja)
Nov 27 Night Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (Antony, Tuple, Ilja)
Nov 28 Puustelli, Nivala (Antony, Tuple, Ilja)
Dec 04 Raahe-Sali, Raahe (Ari, Tuple, JP)
Dec 05 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki (Ari, Tuple, JP)
Dec 10 Puijonsarvi, Kuopio (Marco, Tuple, Ari, Ilja)
Dec 11 Bar'n'Night Vaakuna, Mikkeli (Antony, Ari, Ilja)
Dec 12 Rikala-Sali, Salo (Antony, J. Ahola, Ilja)
Dec 16 Klubi, Turku (Marco, Tuple, JP)
Dec 17 YO-Talo, Tampere (Marco, J. Ahola, JP)
Dec 18 Nosturi, Helsinki at 18:45, no age limit (Marco, J. Ahola, JP, Ilja, Ari)
Dec 18 Nosturi, Helsinki at 21:30, age limit 18 years (Marco, J. Ahola, JP, Ilja, Tuple, Antony)
Dec 19 Osmantupa, Eura (Marco, J. Ahola, Ilja)
Dec 26 Puustelli, Alavus (JP, Tuple, Antony)
The band's lineup consists of:
Erkka Korhonen - Guitars & backing vocals, musical director
Tuomas Wäinölä - Guitars
Mirka Rantanen - Drums
Erkki Silvennoinen - Bass
Vili Ollila - Keyboards
Check out some of their music on the Raskas Joulu Myspace player.
Leaves' Eyes has been confirmed for next year's ProgPower USA XI festival, which takes place on September 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Other currently confirmed bands include Kamelot, Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites, Tarot, Tyr, Delain, Seventh Wonder, DGM, Oceans of Sadness, Stormwarrior, Paradox, and Illusion Suite. More info on the festival can be found here.
Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following announcement about appearing at the ProgPower USA XI festival:
"We are happy to announce Delain is going to play in the US for the first time. On September 11, 2010 Delain will be playing the ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta)."
The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:
Friday, September 10:
Saturday, September 11:
Oceans of Sadness
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about headlining the ProgPower USA XI festival in 2010:
"Kamelot announced as one of the Headliners for ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta). Visit here for more info."
The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:
Friday, September 10:
Saturday, September 11:
OCEANS OF SADNESS
Finnish band Tarot has announced that they will be appearing at several European summer festivals. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/6 - EastRock BikeMeet - Polvijärvi, Finland
7/24 - Vauhtiajot Race & Rock '09 - Seinäjoki, Finland
7/25 - Sandels Rock - Iisalmi, Finland
A new book entitled "The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition" has recently been released by editor Justin St. Vincent examining the connection between spirituality and metal music. The bands referenced in the book include Angelcorpse, Asva, Blackmass, Breed 77, Brujeria, Cannibal Corpse, Dawn Of Azazel, Enslaved, Enthroned, Evocation, Faith No More, Fantômas, Gorgoroth, Hatesphere, Metal Church, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Pitchshifter, Purgatory, Requiem, Resurrection, Samael, Striborg, Tarot, Unleashed, and Vile.
The website for the book gave the following explanation on what it covers:
The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition provides an exciting exploration of how music powerfully impacts spirituality, and why spirituality influences music. Readers will discover sincere expressions of spiritual beliefs from the world of metal music. This portfolio includes an eclectic mix of musicians playing many forms of metal music; ambient metal, avant-garde death-metal, black metal, brutal metal, death metal, doom metal, experimental metal, funeral-doom, gothic metal, grindcore, heavy metal, industrial metal, melodic metal, power metal, progressive metal, psychedelic metal, Satanic metal, sludge metal, speed metal, symphonic metal, technical metal, thrash metal, and includes musicians from alternative-rock, avant-rock, and hardcore-punk bands. Metal Edition provides readers with an important introduction to metal music’s affinity with demonology, divination, magic, mysticism, Satanism, spiritualism, the occult, and witchcraft.
Northern Kings, Finland’s premier symphonic power metal supergroup, are not your average covers band, featuring four operatic male vocalists performing classic tracks in their own unique symphonic rock style that really must be heard to be believed. The four members are all successful frontmen in their own right; singing in a handful of the biggest Finnish metal acts of recent times - Nightwish, Teräsbetoni, Tarot, Sonata Arctica and Charon. Their new record, "Reborn," will be released in the UK on Monday, June 16, and features critically acclaimed, awe-inspiring covers of Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believing," Tina Turner’s "We Don’t Need Another Hero," Mr. Mister’s "Broken Wings," Billy Idol’s "Rebel Yell," David Bowie’s "Ashes to Ashes," Jethro Tull’s "Fallen on Hard Times," Peter Gabriel’s "Sledgehammer," Electric Light Orchestra’s "Don’t Bring Me Down," Phill Collins’ "In The Air Tonight," Radiohead’s "Creep," Lionel Richie’s "Hello" and Dire Straights' "Brothers In Arms."
For more info and to hear some of their songs, visit the band's MySpace page.
Finnish heavy metal pioneers TAROT have made the trailer for their upcoming Tarot Live DVD available for download.
Check out the footage, directed by Harri Mielonen, at this location.
The new DVD is due out sometime this spring. Further updates as details surface.
Long running Finnish metallers TAROT - founded by the Hietala brothers; guitarist Zachary and bassist/vocalist Marco (also of NIGHTWISH fame) - have issued the following update:
"Tarot thanks for the past year and wishes everybody merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year 2008! This year's Xmas treats have been reserved for the upcoming Tarot DVD, be sure to pick up yours, during the new year."
Tarot have confirmed their participation in the "Heavy Metal On Ice" charity event benefitting the Kuopio University Children's Hospital Cancer Department. Tarot will supply the music for the event, to take place at the Kuopio Icehall on January 6th, 2008.
A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.
The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:
01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...