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Lullacry

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Formed: 1998
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

In a time where an abundance of U.S. pop sensations such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are trying to tap into the rock market, Helsinki’s LULLACRY continues to harbor one of the best young female vocalists, a siren who can put all other pop stars to shame. With the attitude, looks and voice to back them up, LULLACRY’S Tanja is waiting to unleash her talent upon the masses and take the world by storm.

Determined to leave a visible mark on the atmospheric heavy music scene, LULLACRY recorded their first demo, Weeper's Aeon, in the fall of 1998, and immediately started to gain a rabid following. They established a reputation as a solid live band by supporting groups such as Edguy and The Gathering, and playing monumental gigs at the Tuska Metal Fest and Nummirock Festival, where they received excellent reviews in many Finnish mainstream music magazines for the first time. Inspired by the press raves, the band started to quickly prepare their debut full-length, Sweet Desire (Heart, Trust and Respect Records), released in late 1999. The title track of the album also found its way onto the best selling Spinefarm Records double CD compilation, Millenniumliitto, which quickly alerted the label to this exceptional rock force.

At the end of 2000 Lullacry signed a deal with Spinefarm Records, and the first product of this new relationship was Be My God. These 11 tracks are the finest examples of well-executed modern, Gothic-influenced heavy rock in the vein of H.I.M and Sentenced, but nevertheless always remained fresh and entertaining with a pounding groove and the ever-present vocal beauty of original vocalist Tanya´s very impressive and atmospheric performance. This was the band’s first album to be released in the U.S. helping them further expand their growing fanbase.

In the spring of 2002, Lullacry experienced the departure of Tanya, which many saw as a threat to the future of the band. However, the group seized the opportunity and quickly forged ahead, and after numerous female hopefuls auditioned they secured a perfect replacement to fill the slot. The new vocalist came by the name of Tanja, ironically sharing the same name as her predecessor, albeit with a slightly different spelling. The new Tanja showed fire and passion in her vocal approach, traits that will most assuredly take Lullacry to the next level in their career.

Lullacry now faces the biggest challenge of their musical career and passes with flying colors. Their third album, Crucify My Heart, easily demonstrates to any naysayers and critics that Lullacry is indeed up to the task of not only outdoing the musical quality of their earlier releases, but also opening new doors towards a more crossover and alternative audience. Crucify My Heart was recorded at Finnvox Studios in September 2002 with famed producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, H.I.M, Moonspell, Children Of Bodom) providing the record with a flawless production sound. The first single to be released, “Don´t Touch The Flame,” also features their cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole” and further proves the band’s vast musical capabilities. Lullacry aspires to have a deep impact on all lovers of emotional rock music and this is much more than just a pop rock sensation.

Latest Lullacry News

Below is our complete Lullacry 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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Lullacry Announces Farewell Compilation

Finland's Lullacry has issued the following update about releasing a compilation album and lining up a final show:

"Spinefarm Records will release a farewell 2CD compilation 'Legacy 1998-2014' on May 9th! It includes lots of special stuff like previously unreleased tracks, live tracks and one BRAND NEW SONG: 'Hell On High Heels,' recorded at Astia studio on February 2014 with original Be My God -era line-up!

"Spinefarm will also release a remastered debut album 'Sweet Desire' including five bonus tracks: Three studio live and two previously unreleased tracks!

"Final Show will be at Tavastia Club, Helsinki on May 10th. Be there! What a nice way to die!" More...

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Lullacry Posts "To Every Heartache" Music Video

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a new music video for the track "To Every Heartache." The single is previously unreleased from the recording sessions for the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear" which is out now through the band's own label OUTO Recordings. to obtain the track on the special edition of the album (which also includes a 45 min studio documentary DVD), head over to this location.

The video was directed, shot & edited by Sauli Kivilahti. The song was mixed and mastered by Anssi Kippo at Astia studio, Lappeenranta and recorded by Mikko Herranen at Noise Floor studio in Helsinki. Check out "To Every Heartache" here: More...

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Lullacry Posts "Feel My Revenge" Music Video

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a new music video for the track "Feel My Revenge." The track appears on the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear" which is out now through the band's own label OUTO Recordings. "Feel My Revenge" features a guest appearance by Misery Inc. vocalist Mikko Herranen.

The band previously released a video for the first single "Bad Blood," which can be viewed here.

Check out "Feel My Revenge" here:

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Lullacry Posts Album Teaser Part V

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted part five of a video album teaser series for the the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear." The album is scheduled for release on April 10, 2012 (North/South America) through End of the Light Records and April 16, 2012 (EU) through Scarlet Records. The album is now available in Scandinavia through the band's own label OUTCO Recordings.

The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:

1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
11. Stay
12. Love & War More...

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Lullacry Posts Track-By-Track Video Interview

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a track-by-track interview video for the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear." The album is scheduled for release worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings.

The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:

1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
11. Stay
12. Love & War

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Lullacry Posts New Music Video

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a new music video for "Bad Blood," the first single from the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear." The album is scheduled for release worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings.

The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:

1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
11. Stay
12. Love & War

Check out the video for "Bad Blood" here: More...

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Lullacry Posts "Where Angels Fear" Trailer

Lullacry has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Where Angels Fear," which can be viewed below.

The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:

1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
11. Stay
12. Love & War

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Lullacry To Release First Album In Seven Years

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry announced details of the band's fifth release and first in seven years. The album is entitled "Where Angels Fear," and it will be released worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings. The album, which marks the first since the 2005 release "Vol. 4," was produced by Mikko Herranen (ex-vocalist for Misery, Inc.), who also sings a duet with vocalist Tanja Lainio on the track "Feel My Revenge."

The first single from the album is called "Bad Blood," which will be released digitally on February 6, 2012. The song is also streaming in the player below.

Guitarist Sami Leppikangas had the following comments on the release: "Yes it sure has taken a lot of time and many things have happened. Last year has probably been the best we've had in Lullacry, at least when it comes to vibes. And you can hear that in the album. For the first time we made songs without thinking that now we have to do a gothballad or a rocksong. We just did things more spontaneusly and it led to an album that is a lot more dark, ambitious and multi-dimensional than it's predecessors. We also paid a lot more attention on lyrics and the production was organic which made the sounds more dynamic on Where Angels Fear. It will be awesome to go and play these new tunes to people, we've really waited this for long." More...

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Lullacry Checks In With Band Update

Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of female fronted act Lullacry has checked in with the following statement about the band's activity:

"It's been a while since the last update from the Lullacry camp. After a hard and complicated fourth album we took some time off. In 2008 we were ready to record some new material, with a new interesting record deal with quite a big german label. Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Moonspell, Apocalyptica etc.) was going to be the producer for that album.

"But then suddenly just before the studio, without any warning we lost the connection to the label. After a couple of months I read from the newspapers that they went bankrupt. Fuck that. Now when I look back, I can say that it was a blessing in disguise. Compared to the new songs, the older material was not as good. It wasn't the right time I guess.

"Now it's a fresh new start. I've written some killer songs and I must say that a new era of Lullacry has begun! We are currently recording a couple of those songs and we'll put them online as soon as possible. Stay tuned and rock with Lullacry! Any labels interested in Lullacry, please email Sami (at) lullacry.com We'll play live at Dante's Highlight, Helsinki, on sat 24.7.2010. Come and check out the new songs!"

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Lullacry Have Seven New Songs In The Works

Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of the Finnish female-fronted heavy rock outfit LULLACRY has issued the following update:

We've had some difficulties to rehearse new material 'cause the bassist 'Heavy' [Kimmi Hiltunen] is suffering from some kind of, what the fu%& it's called… Whatever, his arm is quite fuc%&d up. But hey, you can't always win. Anyways, I have seven new 'ralli, as we say in Finland, on the progress. Quite heavy shit, I would say. And one 'MTV video hit' song, haha.

"We're still checking the possibilites about the next record companies. I hope we can give more info within this year. All I can say we've talked with many different labels and got some interesting offers. The next album should be out in 2008."

LULLACRY's fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", was released in the U.S. in February 2006 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Astia Studios with Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, ENTWINE) and at Finnvox Studio with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS).

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Lullacry Post Live Video Clip Online

Finland's LULLACRY has uploaded a video clip of the band performing an acoustic version of the song "Every Single Day" last year at the Semifinal Club in Helsinki, Finland. Check it out at this location.

LULLACRY is currently writing material for the follow-up to its fourth studio album, "Vol. 4", which was released in the U.S. in February via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Astia Studios with Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, ENTWINE) and at Finnvox Studio with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS).

LULLACRY's first single off the new album, "Stranger in You", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 16 upon its release in July 2005. The title cut was backed by a cover of KISS' "I Stole Your Love".

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Lullacry Posts Live Acoustic Video Clip Online

Lullacry has posted a new live video clip from their acoustic show performed at Semifinal club last year. You can check it out on lullacry.com.

Lullacry's "Vol. 4" saw a January 24, 2006 US release through Century Media Records.

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Lullacry And Nocturnal Rites Share Release Date

New albums from Finland’s LULLACRY and Sweden’s NOCTURNAL RITES will see North American release on Jan. 24 through Century Media Records. Female fronted rock band LULLACRY fire all 8-cylinders throughout Vol. 4’s 10-tracks.

Blending melodic metal and powerful hard rock with a deadly progressive thread, Sweden’s NOCTURNAL RITES crown their 10 years together with "Grand Illusion." Touring extensively across Europe and Japan with Nightwish, Gamma Ray, Nevermore, Overkill, Hammerfall and more and performing at every major European Metal festival (Dynamo, Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock, etc.), the band has converted legions of fans worldwide. Grand Illusion features guest performances from members of Hammerfall, Stratovarius, Evergrey and Naglfar, along with cover art by Axel Hermann (Dream Evil, In Flames) and a CD-ROM containing video extras.

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Lullacry Post Song Samples From 'Vol. 4' Online

Lullacry has launched samples from their upcoming new album Vol. 4. You can listen to the samples and read Sami's comments about every song here.

VOL. 4 Street dates are as follows:

07.09.2005 Spinefarm Records
19.09.2005 Century Media Europe
TBA 2005 Century Media USA
4.10.2005 Woodbell (Japan)

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Lullacry Single Enters Finnish Charts At #16

Lullacry's new single, "Stranger In You," has entered The Finnish charts at position #16.

Lullacry's "Stranger In You / I Stole Your Love (KISS cover)" CD will be in stores on September 7th.

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New Lullacry Single Sent To Finnish Radio

The new single Lullacry single STRANGER IN YOU has been delivered to the Finnish radio stations. The Stranger In You / I Stole Your Love (KISS cover) CD will be in stores on stores 9.7.2005

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Lullacry Reveal New Album Details

LULLACRY's guitarist Sami Vauhkonen has posted the following update:

"I just came back from Astia studio for the last time, considering the upcoming masterpiece. Whooa, I can say that I´ve been waiting this day to happen for a while. Anssi did an amazing job with keyboards and some additional shit. I spent two 15 hour days at Astia and we managed to finish all the stuff we needed, including some lead guitars. I used a stratocaster (Tokai) in the studio for the first time. It was a great experience, even if I was so tired that I almost fell asleep during the recording. Just before Anssi started to record, he asked me if I was awake, haha.

Here are some song titles: 'Perfect Tonight' (yes, if everything was 'alright tonight' on the last album, now it´s all perfect, haha!!), 'Love Lust Desire', 'Stranger In You', 'Killing Time', 'Heart Shaped Scars', 'Soul In Half', 'I Want You', 'Zero', 'King Of Pain', 'Fire Within'.
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Silentium To Enter Studio Soon

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM will enter the studio on May 2 to begin recording their fourth CD, tentatively due in late 2005 via Dynamic Arts Records.

SILENTIUM, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks, released their third album, "Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence", in 2003 through Spikefarm Records. Produced by NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen, the CD was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland and featured a guest appearance by former LULLACRY and current SOULGRIND frontwoman Tanja Kemppainen.

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Lullacry To Enter Studio In May To Complete Album

Lullacry will enter Astia Studio on May to finish the rest of the stuff for the upcoming fourth album. The album will hit the stores on early September. The first single "Stranger In You" with a KISS-cover "I Stole Your Love" will be out in the summer.

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Lullacry Studio Update

Sami of Lullacry gave a studio update:

We just came back from the Astia-studio! Unfortunately we didn´t manage to finish the recordings in time. We have still some guitars and vocals to do. And because we want to make the best fuckin´ album possible, we will continue in the beginning of the next year. At the moment there´s no studio time available, so we have to re-schedule rest of the shit, you know.. So, Good news is that the album definitely rocks like hell but we want to make it HOTTER THAN HELL!!! Bad news is that we are not able to release it in time. We WILL let you know about the new release dates as soon as it´s possible. THANX FOR PATIENCE GUYS AND GALS, I promise we won´t let you down!

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