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Excalion

Formed: 2000
From: Konnevesi, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Excalion News

Below is our complete Excalion 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.

Excalion Issues Recording Update

Excalion has checked in with the following update about recording new material:

"Small status report after a very intensive recording weekend. We hit rehearsal space yesterday with Tero and Jappe to record demos for 7 new songs. We tried a new approach by putting bass tracks to the tape simultaneously as we recorded drums. We finally said goodbye to our old .zip discs and used a digital recorder. Hurray!

"Was a blast. The songs are really tight and was nice to try out my new drumkit in the demo sessions. Had again some technical problems with the mics. Some of them always brake, don't know why? Of course was a bit of getting used to with the new recorder as well. Luckily Jappe is always eager to get familiar with those.

"Yesterday we spend some 6 hours or a bit more to put up the equipment, to try the sounds and recorded 5 of the songs. The songs all have still working titles which are getting weirder every year (the working titles I mean). Of these 5 songs, most we're bit faster songs including again some really nice and fresh elements for Excalion. More...

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Excalion Shoots New Music Video

Excalion has finished shooting a music video for the song "Enter a Life," which is the opener for the band's "High Time" album. Drummer Henri Pirkkalainen commented on the video shoot:

"Hey, quite an intense weekend starts to be over and the video shoot for Enter a Life is done. Have to say that it was an extremely fun shooting session and everything rolled flawlessly. I personally can't wait to see the final version of the video.

"Can't think of a better way to sum up the last ten years we have been playing together, but with this video that shows some memories throughout our journey, looks back where we started from and takes us up to date, Rocking on 'Enter a Life' from High Time album! Pictures from the video shoot coming soon. Stay tuned!"

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Excalion Streaming New Song Online

Finland's Excalion are currently streaming a new song online from their latest album "High Time," which was released on January 29th, 2010. The track "The Flags In Line" can be heard through Excalion's MySpace page.

The track listing for "High Time" is as follows:

1. Enter A Life
2. From Somewhere To Anywhere
3. Sun Stones
4. The Flags In Line
5. Bring On The Storm
6. The Shroud
7. Firewood
8. Lifetime
9. Quicksilver
10. A Walk On A Broken Road
11. Foreversong

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Excalion Streaming New Song

Finland's Excalion have announced that their new album "High Time" will be released on January 29th, 2010. A new track from the album titled "From Somewhere To Anywhere" is currently available for streaming via the Limb Music MySpace page.

The track listing for "High Time" will be as follows:

1. Enter A Life
2. From Somewhere To Anywhere
3. Sun Stones
4. The Flags In Line
5. Bring On The Storm
6. The Shroud
7. Firewood
8. Lifetime
9. Quicksilver
10. A Walk On A Broken Road
11. Foreversong

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Excalion Streaming New Song

Finland's Excalion have announced that their new album "High Time" will be released on January 29th, 2010. The first track from the album, titled "Enter a Life," is now available for streaming online via Excalaion's MySpace page. Excalion has also posted a track-by-track break down of the new album which can be found at this location.

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Excalion Posts New Album Track-By-Track Breakdown

Finland's Excalion has begun posting a track-by-track breakdown of their upcoming album "High Time," which will be released on January 29th, 2010. The first two track explanations can be found below:

"High Time described: 1. Enter a Life The third Excalion album 'High Time' will be described in our blog with additional information on how the songs got started and what the creation process was like.

"The song described: The album opener 'Enter a Life' is a catchy and energetic uptempo song that was immediately planned to kick start the album with full blaze. The song starts with a short drum intro and kicks in with a highly melodic theme. The song is pretty simple in its structure, but has extremely nice vocal melodies and catchy guitar shredding in the solo part. More...

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Excalion Reveals New Album Details

Finland's Excalion have announced their new album "High Time" will be released on January 29th, 2010. The cover artwork for the album can be found here. The album was recorded at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä from August to October of 2009.

The track listing for "High Time" will be as follows:

1. Enter A Life
2. From Somewhere To Anywhere
3. Sun Stones
4. The Flags In Line
5. Bring On The Storm
6. The Shroud
7. Firewood
8. Lifetime
9. Quicksilver
10. A Walk On A Broken Road
11. Foreversong

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Excalion Prepares To Hit The Recording Studio

Finland's Excalion has issued the following update about recording new material:

"We have opened a studio blog that we will be updating frequently during the studio. You can already access it here.

"Recordings will start tomorrow at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland."

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Excalion Enters The Studio

Finnish metal band, EXCALION, has issued the following update:

"Excalion will enter the studio and start recording the follow up to 'Waterlines' in the end of august. Studio Watercastle will be the place where the magic happens once again. Every member of the band is thrilled to get the recordings going."

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Excalion Seek New Record Label

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have issued the following update:

"EXCALION is now reahearsing new material and looking for a new record deal as the old one ended succesfully with Sound Riot Records. The band is really enthusiastic for the new songs and can't wait to share them with you!"

EXCALION filmed a video for the song "Wingman" in June 2007 with director Harri Pääkkönen. Watch the clip here.

"Wingman" comes off the group's latest album, "Waterlines", which came out in the U.S. on April 24, 2007 via Ryko Distribution. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne.

The band previously stated about the new CD, "The new songs are very mature both musically and lyrically. The whole band has improved a lot since their debut album in 2005 and the vocals of Jarmo Paakkonen are more impressive than ever. The actual music is fully rich in the songwriting and playing; it isn't prog or power metal anymore; there are strong influences of Euro melodic metal and U.S. hard rock. We could say the band found their 'own sound' for now!" More...

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Excalion Schedule Finnish Dates For Early 2008

Finnish melodic metallers EXCALION check in with the following very brief update from drummer Henri Pirkkalainen:

"Some various Excalion shows scheduled in Finland for early 2008. More gigs following soon."

Upcoming Excalion live dates currently include:

November
21 - Palokka, Finland at Palokan Koulukeskus

February
15 - Jyväskylä, Finland at Pub Katse, K-18

March
7 - Seinäjoki, Finland at Pub Härmän Häjy
28 - Hankasalmi, Finland at Venue TBA

April
11 - Äänekoski, Finland at Pub Markus

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Excalion Post New Song Online

A brand new EXCALION, entitled "Losing Time", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Finnish symphonic power metallers' new album, "Waterlines" (view artwork at this location), due in February 2007 via Limb Music. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and will feature the following track listing:

01. Wingman
02. Life on Fire
03. Losing Time
04. Ivory Tower
05. I Failed You
06. Arriving as the Dark
07. Streams of Madness
08. Delta Sunrise
09. Between the Lines
10. Soaking Ground
11. Yövartio* (European bonus track)
12. Access Denied (Japanese bonus track)

* = Finnish version of the track "Arriving as the Dark" More...

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Excalion Begin Recording New Album

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have entered Watercastle studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale", due later in the year via Sound Riot Records. "The new songs are very mature both musically and lyrically," reads a press release. "The whole band has improved a lot since their debut album in 2005 and the vocals of Jarmo Paakkonen are more impressive than ever. The actual music is fully rich in the songwriting and playing; it isn't prog or power metal anymore; there are strong influences of Euro melodic metal and U.S. hard rock. We could say the band found their 'own sound' for now!" Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Soaking Ground", "The Wingman", "I Failed You", "Streams Of Madness" and "Losing Time".

Described as a blend of NIGHTWISH and STRATOVARIUS, "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studios and was mastered at The Digital Audio in U.K. (ROYAL HUNT, RING OF FIRE, LAST TRIBE). Cover artwork duties were handled by C.A. Interactive (MORIFADE, AXENSTAR, SUPREME MAJESTY).

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Excalion To Release New Album In May

Finnish symphonic power metallers Excalion will be releasing their brand new album,"Primal Exhale" (view cover), on May 17 through Sound Riot Records.

The music on "Primal Exhale" can be described as a blend of Nightwish and Stratovarius. It was recorded and mixed at Watercastle Studios and was mastered at The Digital Audio in U.K. (Royal Hunt, Ring of Fire, Last Tribe). The cover artwork was done by C.A. Interactive (Morifade, Axenstar, Supreme Majest).

"Primal Exhale" track listing:

01. Temptation Wasteland
02. A Moment In The Spotlight
03. Reality Bends
04. Dire Waters
05. Stage Of Lies
06. Heart & Home
07. Megalomania
08. My Legacy
09. Obsession To Prosper

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