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Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.
Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):
We Came As Romans
It was to be a more eventful Easter Sunday then most, as instead of the awkward family dinners and drinking binges at a dive bar, I was looking forward to spending an epic evening at The Circus in Helsinki for Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod. There would from that moment on be only small amounts of the required holiday binge drinking at a respectable venue, and in well supplied company!
Though much of the city was quiet, even a half hour before the sold out show was to be played there was a line well outside of the club area, and extending into the square. Red and Black facepaint, and warrior costumes were the attire of the night, it was easy to feel underdressed in a sea of war paint and leather. Drinking horns were clipped to belts and kilts (ie acceptable man skirts), as the Vikings of the city came out to pay tribute to their heroes.
There had been a late announcement only hours before the show that Petri Lindroos was having some painful issues with his hand, and would not be playing guitar that evening. Luckily the day was saved by Jukka Pekka Miettinen (Jukkis) (ex-Ensiferum, ex-Turisas, ex-ArthemesiA) and the sold out show would still occur as scheduled. More...
Finnish battle metal outfit Turisas will return to North America this week with co-headliners (and fellow Finns) Korpiklaani for the fifth installment of the Paganfest America Tour. Turisas is touring in support of latest album "Turisas2013" (reviewed here).
Also joining the two titans will be Chthonic (Taiwan), Varg (Germany), and Winterhymn (USA). See below for all confirmed dates.
April 25 - Empire - Springfield, VA
April 26 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
April 27 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
April 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
April 29 - Imperial - Quebec City, QC
April 30 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
May 1 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
May 2 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
May 3 - Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
May 4 - Skyway Theater - B - Minneapolis, MN
May 5 - Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
May 7 - The Republik - Calgary, AB
May 8 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
May 9 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
May 10 - Toxic Lounge - Portland, OR
May 11 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
May 12 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
May 13 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
May 15 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
May 16 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
May 17 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
May 18 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Paganfest America part V will feature Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, Varg, and Winterhymn. Today the dates for the trek have been announced, which will be as follows:
04/25/14 Springfield, VA Empire
04/26/14 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04/27/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/28/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/29/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
04/30/14 Montreal, QC Metropolis
05/01/14 Toronto, ON The Opera House
05/02/14 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
05/03/14 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
05/04/14 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - B**
05/05/14 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
05/07/14 Calgary, AB The Republik
05/08/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
05/09/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
05/10/14 Portland, OR Toxic Lounge
05/11/14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
05/12/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
05/13/14 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
05/15/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
05/16/14 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
05/17/14 Detroit, MI Harpo's
05/18/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium More...
Promoters Rock the Nation announced the lineup for the upcoming 2014 edition of the Paganfest America Tour, the fifth year of the traveling event, which will occur this spring.
The lineup is as follows:
Dates and venues are expected to be announced soon. More...
Starkill has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates alongside Turisas:
"Europe, we're excited to announce we'll be returning for another full tour, this time supporting our brothers of the sword: Turisas! We're honored to be touring with one of our favorite bands and influences, and can't wait to see you all again!"
31.01.2014 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
01.02.2014 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
02.02.2014 (D) Hamburg - Logo
03.02.2014 (D) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
04.02.2014 (D) Stuttgart - Universum
05.02.2014 (CH) Winterthur - Salzhaus
06.02.2014 (A) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
07.02.2014 (I) Bologna - Zona Roveri
08.02.2014 (I) Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n’Roll Arena
09.02.2014 (F) Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
11.02.2014 (F) Bordeaux - Rockschool Barbey
12.02.2014 (ES) Madrid - Shoko
13.02.2014 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14.02.2014 (F) La Rochelle - La Sirene Club
15.02.2014 (F) Rennes - L’Etage
16.02.2014 (F) Vaureal - Le Forum
18.02.2014 (UK) Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
19.02.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Newcastle Uni SU
20.02.2014 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
21.02.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
22.02.2014 (UK) Southampton - Talking Heads
23.02.2014 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
24.02.2014 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli De Helling
25.02.2014 (D) Cologne - Underground
26.02.2014 (D) Munich - Backstage Halle
28.02.2014 (A) Graz - PPC More...
Turisas has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere an in-depth track-by-track video detailing the band's new album "Turisas 2013."
Check out the video below, or you can read our review of the album at this location.
Turisas has released a lyric video for "Piece By Piece," which can be viewed below. The track comes from new album "Turisas 2013" (reviewed here). The album was released September 3rd in North America and has the following track listing:
1. For Your Own Good
2. Ten More Miles
3. Piece by Piece
4. Into The Free
5. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
6. Greek Fire
7. The Days Passed
8. No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea
9. We Ride Together More...
German epic metal act Equilibrium will return to the road this week, taking part in this year’s edition of the Heidenfest tour alongside Finnish genre mates Ensiferum and Turisas, as well as Suidakra and special guests Frosttide. Don’t miss the madness on the following dates:
20.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
21.09. D Giessen - Hessenhalle (Extended#@)
22.09. BE Antwerp - Trix (Extended *@)
23.09. F Paris - Bataclan
24.09. D Saarbrücken - Garage
25.09. I Milano - Live Club
26.09. A Wien - Arena
27.09. D Geiselwind - Musichall (Extended #@)
28.09. D München - Backstage (Extended #@)
29.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
30.09. D Hamburg - Markthalle
01.10. D Berlin - Postbahnhof
02.10. CZ Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
03.10. A Wien - Arena
04.10. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn (Extended #@)
05.10. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Extended *#@)
06.10. NL Tillburg - O13 Heidenfest (Extended *@)
Turisas released a music video for the new track "Ten More Miles." The song appears on the new album "Turisas2013," which is scheduled for release on September 2nd (UK) and September 3rd (North America) via Century Media Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. For Your Own Good (streaming here)
2. Ten More Miles
3. Piece by Piece
4. Into the Free (streaming here)
5. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
6. Greek Fire
7. The Days Passed
8. No Good Story Ever Starts with Drinking Tea
9. We Ride Together
Check out "Ten More Miles" here: More...
Finland's Turisas is streaming the second new track "Into the Free" (check out "For Your Own Good" over at this location). The song appears on the new album "Turisas2013," which is scheduled for release on August 26th (EU), September 2nd (UK) and September 3rd (North America) via Century Media Records.
Violinist Olli Vanska commented about the track: "'Into The Free' shows a completely different side of the new album: it's fast, uplifting, raw and contains some super catchy sing-along parts. We already played this 'freedom anthem' on a couple of summer festivals and the reception was really good right from the start. As an instant crowd mover, I believe the song has already earned its place in the setlist of the upcoming tours."
The new album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygard, and was recorded by Nygard and guitarist Jussi Wickstrom in a remote house outside of Helsinki, Finland. The mixing and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost B.C., Cathedral, Primordial, Ulver).
Check out "Into the Free": More...
Finland's Turisas is streaming the new track "For Your Own Good." The song appears on the new album "Turisas2013," which is scheduled for release on August 26th (EU), September 2nd (UK) and September 3rd (North America) via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Mathias Nygård commented on the song: “‘Turisas2013’ is a very diverse album: it has some of the heaviest and fastest tracks that we’ve ever done, but ‘For Your Own Good’ comes more from the lighter end. It’s a very catchy song and we hope you’ll enjoy the track that we picked to give you a very first taste of the many flavours to come.”
Check out "For Your Own Good" here:
Finland's Turisas announced that the follow-up to "Stand Up & Fight" (reviewed here) will be entitled "Turisas2013." The album is scheduled for release on August 26th (EU), September 2nd (UK) and September 3rd (North America) via Century Media Records.
The album was produced again by vocalist Mathias Nygård, with the majority of the album recorded by Mathias Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that worked as the “Turisas2013” command centre and head quarter.
Additional recordings were done in other studios: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, both in Helsinki. A large portion of the vocals and numerous additional acoustic elements were recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna where Turisas also recorded “The Varangian Way” and “Stand Up And Fight”. The mix and mastering was done by London based producer Jaime Gomez Arellano who has previously worked with Ghost, Primodial and Ulver, just to name a few.
According to a press release, the band "deliberately aimed for a more organic sound" this time around, and Mathias “Warlord” Nygård further comments: 'When it comes to the production it's just the opposite of the polished and massive ‘Stand Up And Fight’. It's raw and dry and in your face, but still maintaining that Turisas-largeness. People attest us that we are a great live band and we wanted the album to be based more around that than orchestral massiveness. It's our most varied record to date and even if some of the songs sound very different, I think the common thread is that every single one has a lot of energy to it.'"
While the band will be playing selected festivals during the summer season the release of “Turisas2013” will be supported by extensive European touring with the band joining the Heidenfest 2013. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Battle metallers Turisas will be returning to North America this week for the headlining "Guards Of Glory" tour with Firewind and Stolen Babies as support. See below for a complete list of tour dates and the tour poster.
A special VIP Meet & Greet package is available for all the shows, with full details available right here. In addition to previewing material from the band's upcoming release (scheduled for a worldwide release in May 2013), Turisas will be touring in support of "Stand Up And Fight" (reviewed here). More...
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Battle metallers Turisas have officially started recording their upcoming 4th studio album. The band is currently recording drums at Atomic Spa studio in Helsinki, Finland, and will continue the recordings in different locations until the end of January. This follow-up to 2011's "Stand Up And Fight" is scheduled for a worldwide release in May 2013 via Century Media Records.
Turisas has also announced a few line-up changes in conjunction with the band entering the studio. After spending 15 years with Turisas behind the kit, original member Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonen has decided to part ways with the band. Lehtonen explains the reasons behind his decision:
"I can't tell you how hard it feels to step away from the path we've been walking together for the last 15 years - and to start a new era in my life without the band. There are many reasons for me to quit the band. The stress from the years spent on the road and different artistic visions have lead to a mutual decision for me to step back and hand over the drumsticks to the next guy. In any case, it has been a great experience and all the memories from being on the road are something that I will always cherish.
"The biggest thanks go to all of the past and present members of the band, not to forget all the technicians and fellow drummers I've met on shows and on tour - and, of course, especially to all the fans that have allowed us to grow to the level that Turisas are at today. Good luck and lots of success to all my bandmates - I feel that I will never be straying too far away from the band. I shall always be proudly carrying the heart of Turisas wherever I go. The man can leave the band but the band will never really leave the man. Battle Metal!" More...
After headlining the North American "PaganFest" tour this past Spring, battle metallers Turisas will once again return to the States in February/March 2013 for a headlining tour featuring Firewind and Stolen Babies as special guests.
In regards to the trek, the band comments: "Back to America straight out of the studio! We've spent the last six months off the road writing some new killer tunes and are just about to start recording them as we speak. The great memories from our previous tour last spring is making us even more excited to hit the road again after this long break. We're coming up with new cool and crazy ideas for this tour, and who knows, maybe we'll even try out and premiere some completely unreleased new material. One thing is certain, after 9 months off the road there'll be some serious energy to be released on stage! Serve us your weakest piss-light beer! We'll take it! America here we come!"
The Finnish act is currently completing work on a latest studio album, set for release in summer 2013. See below for a list of tour dates (with more to be announced soon!). More...
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:
"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?
"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...