Band Photo: Warmen (?)
From: Espoo, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Warmen News
Below is our complete Warmen 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.
Warmen is now streaming the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey cover "Easy Lover" online, which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"This is a bonus online release cover song while waiting for the album to be released. Guest vocals by Heini Ikonen from Dolla Lova and Hakim Hietikko from For the Imperium. Enjoy!"
Finnish act Warmen, which features Children of Bodom's Janne Warman, is currently in the process of recording a fifth full-length album and follow-up to the previous "Japanese Hospitality" album.
The band has now posted pictures from the studio sessions online, which are available through the Warmen official Facebook profile at this location.
Warmen's upcoming fifth studio album is currently untitled and is set for release sometime in 2012. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available.
Warmen has issued the following update:
"2010 marks 10 years in the making for Warmen. The band celebrates this, as well as their latest album 'Japanese Hospitality,' with a belated release party show on the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend on February 18th 2010 at Dante’s Highlight, Helsinki Finland. As if Warmen’s third live performance ever wouldn’t be enough to make this a very special event, the band vows to make the show truly a night to remember by bringing a wide variety of guests on the stage."
Spinefarm Records will release a Warmen compilation album entitled 'The Evil That Warmen Do' [cover art] in early 2010. The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Beyond Abilities
02. Spark (Timo Kotipelto)
03. Singer’s Chance (Timo Kotipelto)
04. The Evil That Warmen Do
05. Lying Delilah (Marko Vaara)
06. Hidden (Kimberly Goss)
07. Dawn (Pasi Nykänen)
08. Alone (Kimberly Goss – Heart cover)
09. Invisible Power (Timo Kotipelto)
10. Devil’s Mistress (Kimberly Goss)
11. They All Blame Me (Jonna Kosonen)
12. Somebody’s Watching Me (Alexi Laiho – Rockwell cover)
13. Separate Ways (Pasi Rantanen – Journey cover)
Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne Wirman is currently working on the fourth album from his Warmen project, tentatively due later in the year. One of the new cover songs the band is working on is Janet Jackson's "Black Cat", featuring a guest appearance by the Finnish pop queen Jonna Kosonen. Other guest singers scheduled to appear on the CD include Alexi Laiho and Pasi Rantanen.
Warmen guitarist and Janne's brother Antti Wirman revealed that the album would be heavier than the band's previous output, with more aggressive guitar riffs. There will be just two instrumental tracks, and every song has a different singer. According to Antti, the next Warmen album will be the group's strongest effort to date because it has "the best songs, best vocalists and the best sounds."
Children of Bodom fansite, Scythes-of-Bodom.com, reveals that in a recent interview with Finnish music magazine Soundi, frontman, Alexi Laiho, revealed that some completely new influences can be heard on the band's upcoming album, "Are You Dead Yet?" He said that the album will be even more straight-forward than their last album, "Hate Crew Deathroll" and that it will have some industrial elements on it in addition to the trademark CoB sound.
In related news, further details regarding keyboardist, Janne Warmen's side project, have been revealed. The third full-length album by Warmen will be called "Accept the Fact" and will hit stores July 6th. On June 8th, a single called "Somebody's Watching Me" will provide us a little preview of the album. It comes with a bonus track called "Faithful Eyes," which can't be found on the album itself. The album will feature guest appearances by Alexi Laiho and Stratovarius' Timo Kotipelto, among others.
Nuclear Blast Records will release a deluxe edition of Children of Bodom's "Hatebreeder" on July 18th. In addition to the 9 tracks, the album will have an audio bonus track, the "Downfall" video and a screensaver.
Children of Bodom will again be featured on the next "Monsters of Metal" DVD compilation with one video (probably "Trashed, Lost & Strungout), which is supposed to be released in September.
In other Children of Bodom news, keyboardist Janne Wirman's side project, Warmen, will release a single, entitled "Somebody's Watching Me" on June 8th. The full-length yet-to-be-titled album is scheduled to be released in June as well.
In other Children of Bodom news, keyboardist Janne Warman has announced that CoB guitarist Alexi Laiho and Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto will be among the group of vocalists who perform on the upcoming Warmen album, scheduled for release in May.
In other Children of Bodom news, guitarists Roope Latvala and Alexi Laiho will appear at the Finnish Metal Expo in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki on Saturday, January 29.
Children of Bodom bassist, Henkka T. Blacksmith, has revealed that the next CoB studio album will be recorded in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila but not in the Finnvox studios. It's not known yet if the recordings which were scheduled for March will be delayed due to Alexi's broken arm.
The release date of the album will be August 28, 2005 in Finland through Spinefarm records and September 3, 2005 to the rest of the world through Universal. But these dates can be postponed if the recordings are delayed.
All Children of Bodom albums (including "Tokyo Warhearts") will be re-released as double LP versions in February and March. It's not yet known what bonus tracks are on the second LP.
Recently, Alexi was voted as future legend in the American Guitar World magazine where he won the readers poll with 29%.
In other side projects news, keyboardist,Janne Warmen's third Warmen album will be released at the beginning of May 2005 in Finland and on May 16, 2005 to the rest of the world. Drummer Jaska's friends from Evemaster are writing material for their third album and although nothing is confirmed yet, it is known for sure that Jaska will handle drums for the recordings once again.