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Turisas

Formed: 1997
From: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Turisas News

Below is our complete Turisas 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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Turisas Posts Trailer For U.K. Tour

Finnish symphonic/folk band Turisas has announced a full tour of the U.K. beginning on October 27, 2011 with Chthonic and Kiuas as support.

The tour dates are as follows:

27.10.2011 (UK) Brighton - Concorde 2
28.10.2011 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy 2
29.10.2011 (UK) Plymouth - White Rabbit
31.10.2011 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
02.11.2011 (UK) Newcastle - Northumbria Uni
03.11.2011 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
04.11.2011 (UK) Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
05.11.2011 (UK) Leeds - Damnation Festival *
07.11.2011 (UK) Belfast - Limelight (co-headline with Devin Townsend) *
08.11.2011 (UK) Dublin - Whelans (co-headline with Devin Townsend) *
09.11.2011 (UK) Wrexham - Central Station
10.11.2011 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
12.11.2011 (UK) Cardiff - University SU, The Great Hall 2
13.11.2011 (UK) Reading - Sub 89
15.11.2011 (UK) Southampton - Uni Garden Court
16.11.2011 (UK) Leicester - Sub 91
17.11.2011 (UK) Manchester - Academy 3
* without Chthonic, Kiuas

The band posted the following trailer for the tour:

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Turisas To Join Aussie Soundwave Festival Tour '12

Finnish folk/symphonic band Turisas announced that they will return to Australia in 2012 as part of the Soundwave Festival Tour. The announcement reads:

"We’re happy to announce that Turisas will return to Australia next spring. The band will play as part of the Soundwave Festival in February-March 2012 in a diverse line-up with System of a Down, Machine Head, Watain and more.

"The dates are as follows:

Saturday 25 February – Soundwave Festival, Brisbane
Sunday 26 February – Soundwave Festival, Sydney
Friday 2 March – Soundwave Festival, Melbourne
Saturday 3 March – Soundwave Festival, Adelaide
Monday 5 March – Soundwave Festival, Perth

General ticket onsale date: Thursday 20th Oct (but there will be some earlier pre-sale dates for members only – see Soundwave website for details)"

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Turisas Announces Lineup Changes

Turisas has announced that Jukka-Pekka Miettinen (ex-Arthemesia, Ensiferum) will be joining the band on bass for forthcoming shows, and Robert Engstrand (ex-Kotipelto, The Flower Kings) will be coming into a completely new role in the group as keyboard player.

These changes are in response to the news that current bassist Hannes Horma and accordionist Netta Skog have decided to leave the band due to personal and motivational reasons. This announcement will not affect Tursias' tours this Fall.

Turisas comments: "A band is not something that can be kept together by force. If someone wants to quit, there's not much the rest of us can do about that. Both for Hannes and Netta it came down to the same thing: a choice between the band and other personal interests had to be made. We tried to find a compromise where both could be combined, but unfortunately in both cases it didn't seem possible at their end. Neither Hannes or Netta played a critical role in the creative process and studio work of the band, so in this sense not much will change. Still, they were always great onstage and we shared many memorable moments together. We would like to make it very clear that there is no drama here, and thankfully no hard feelings. Both Hannes and Netta made their decisions completely independently, based on their own personal reasons. Their departures are not connected in any way, it was just that this short quiet period between the Euro festivals and the forthcoming touring was the only meaningful time to make a smooth changeover to the new members.

"We'd like to thank Hannes and Netta for all the good times we had together over the years, and wish them both the best of luck in the future. As far as Jukka-Pekka and Robert go, these guys are both very talented musicians, and we are very excited about hitting the road with this new lineup. Please welcome our newest reinforcements---this is the beginning of a new era!"

Hannes Horma joined the band on bass right after the release of the debut "Battle Metal" in 2004. He says: "My career with the band started 2004---at the time I was only nineteen years old. It felt like a dream come true and since then, we've had some amazing time and unbelievable shows during these years. For the past couple of years I've been studying orchestral composing, arranging and classical singing and with the touring responsibilities, I haven't had a lot of free time and couldn't pursue my other interests. Lately, I've also felt that the 'flame' is not there anymore for me personally: it was time for me to move on to do the things I feel most passionate about. I love playing concerts with Turisas but I cannot be on tour for 6 or more months a year and try to study at the same time---no one can.

"I would like to thank everybody I've met during the years, all the fans around the world, the bands we're toured with and our crew---you rock! I also hope all the best for everybody in TURISAS: thanks for letting me to be a part of this for all these years. It's been a hell of a ride but now it's my time to jump off. Hopefully we'll meet again, someday, somewhere." More...

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.

"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."

The track listing is as follows:

Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden

Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...

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Turisas Announces U.K. Tour Support Acts

Turisas has announced the supporting acts for the band's upcoming U.K. headline dates will be Chthonic and Kiuas. The tour is set to kick off on October 27th, 2011.

Violinist OLLI VÄNSKÄ had this to say: "We're glad to be able to announce what we feel is a really strong support package for the UK shows – both bands have been to the UK before but probably haven't yet had the exposure they deserve – we'll try to change that! Make sure you get down to the shows early to experience something a little bit different!"

The dates on the tour are as follows (no Chthonic or Kiuas at Leeds Damnation Festival or the Belfast and Dublin shows):

27.10. – Brighton Concorde 2
28.10. – Bristol O2 Academy 2?
29.10. – Plymouth White Rabbit?
31.10. – Norwich Waterfront
02.11. – Newcastle Northumbria Uni
03.11. – Glasgow Garage? (*changed date*)
04.11. – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall?
05.11. – Leeds (Damnation Festival)
07.11. – Belfast Limelight (co-headline with Devin Townsend)?
08.11. – Dublin Whelans (co-headline with Devin Townsend)?
09.11. – Wrexham Central Station?
10.11. – Sheffield Corporation?
12.11. – Cardiff University SU, The Great Hall 2?
13.11. – Reading Sub 89?
15.11. – Southampton Uni Garden Court?
16.11. – Leicester Sub 91
17.11. – Manchester Academy 3?

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Evile Confirmed For Damnation Festival 2011

The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.

You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...

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Turisas Posts Festival Footage

Finland's Turisas has posted two video clips online from the band's recent European festival appearances, which can be viewed below. The group also commented:

"We played two shows the past weekend: first festival show ever in Sweden at Getaway Rock festival & at Rock Harz, Germany. Awesome shows, awesome crowds! Video for Rock Harz will be online within a week. Turisas will return to Germany soon - we're playing at Heidenfest in September-October 2011."

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Entire Turisas Concert Posted Online

Footage of Turisas' entire Hellfest concert has been posted online, courtesy of Arte Télévision. The footage was captured during the band's June 19th appearance at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France and can be streamed using the player provided below. Turisas' latest album, "Stand Up and Fight," was released in North America on March 8, 2010 through Century Media Records.

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Turisas Postpones Spanish Shows

After previously announcing new live shows in Spain and Portugal that were scheduled to take place later this month, Turisas has now issued the following update about postponing the dates:

"Due to unforeseen technical problems, Turisas is sad to confirm that they have had to postpone their forthcoming dates in Spain and Portugal. We are working with the local promoters right now to reschedule these shows in November 2011.

"The shows are NOT cancelled and current ticket holders will be able to use their tickets for the rescheduled shows. We are hoping to announce the new schedule in the next 48 hours. Our sincere apologies to all those who have already bought tickets and were looking forward to the shows – we are definitely still coming, just not as soon as we had hoped.

"As some consolation, we can tell that Turisas will be coming to Spain for a one-off special event in June – more details very soon."

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Turisas Announces New Tour Dates

Turisas has announced upcoming headlining shows to occur Spain and Portugal. Warlord Nygård comments from the midst of the band's U.S. tour:

"We've always had a very strong support on the Iberian peninsula and we're of course extremely happy about that. Over the years we've often been over there as part of a support act, but we felt we owed our fans in Spain & Portugal some proper headline shows for a change. We've been trying to make this happen for ages, but it's taken time. So now we're definitely coming, make you turn up and show your support! I'm sure we'll have some amazing shows happening! We think this trip will prove that bands could do so much more on the Iberian peninsula, if they had the courage to just go a bit further and explore it. We are super excited about it! Let's paint Iberia black and red together!"

The band will play the following dates:

Spain:
(in cooperation with RockZone Magazine)
17 May Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
19 May Sala El Tren, Granada, ES
20 May Sala Heineken, Madrid, ES
21 May Ola Green, A Coruna, ES
22 May Sala Totem, Pamplona, ES

Portugal:
24 May Cine Teatro Corrois, Lisboa, PT
25 May Hard Club, Porto, PT

You can also check out the Turisas music video for "Stand Up and Fight" by heading over here.

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Turisas Posts "Stand Up and Fight" Video

The new Turisas release "Stand Up and Fight" brought the band stateside once again, this time pillaging North America alongside Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium, and Daniel Lioneye. Now, the band has completed work on the first video to accompany the album's title track. "Stand Up and Fight" was premiered through Bloody-Disgusting.com and can be viewed below.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Forty Three More Bands Confirmed For Download

The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Alice Cooper
All That Remains
Alter Bridge
Anti-Flag
Asking Alexandria
Avenged Sevenfold
Baptized In Blood
Bellligerence
Biohazard
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Blitz Kids
Bosshoss
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Buckcherry
Bullet For My Valentine
Cheap Trick
Children Of Bodom
Chthonic
CKY
Clutch
Dan Reed
Danzig
Deaf Havana
Def Leppard
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Dio Disciples
Disturbed
Down
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
FM
Framing Hanley
Frank Turner
Funeral For A Friend
Gaslight Anthem
Ghost
Gwar
Heights
Hollywood Undead
Hyro Da Hero
Illuminatus
Jameson Raid
Karma To Burn
Kellermench
Korn
Kverlatak
Letlive
Linkin Park
Lower Than Atlantis
Madina Lake
Malefice
Mr. Big
My Darkest Days
Oaf
October File
Pendulum
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Rob Zombie
Rock Sugar
Royal Republic
Sacred Mother Tongue
Sevendust
Silverstein
Skeletal Damage
Skunk Anansie
Starseed
Straight Line Stitch
Suicide Silence
System Of A Down
T-34
The Cult
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Darkness
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
The Rods
Thin Lizzy
Times Of Grace
Trash Talk
Trc
Turisas
Twisted Sister
Versamerge
Wayne Static
Yashin
Young Guns
Your Demise

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Download 2011

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced that three more bands have been confirmed for this year's event. The biggest announcement comes in the form of The Darkness, who have recently reunited and are expected to be releasing a new album by the end of the year.

Also confirmed for festival are Funeral For A Friend and Kverlatak. The event takes place at Donington Castle from June 10th - 12th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Turisas Announces New Album Chart Positions

"Stand Up And Fight," the third album from Finnish battle metal warriors Turisas, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. Additionally the album has hit the following international charts so far:

UK Midweek:
#63

Japan:
#67 in Oricon's national weekly chart
#16 in overseas weekly charts

Turisas also recently announced a string of upcoming European shows with Crimfall. Details are available here.

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Crimfall To Support Turisas On European Tour

Crimfall has checked in with the following announcement about supporting Turisas on the "Stand Up and Fight" 2011 tour:

"We have great news for our fans in Western Europe. Crimfallwill be supporting Turisas at their Stand Up And Fight Tour 2011. As we are also promoting our new album, there might be few CDs to buy at the merch desk. So if we get the copies early enough, you can get yours before the rest of the world!"

The details for the shows are as follows:

17.03.2011 O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
19.03.2011 Rock City, Nottingham, UK
20.03.2011 Biebob, Vosselaar, BE
21.03.2011 Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
22.03.2011 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

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Sixteen More Bands Confirmed For Download 2011

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Download Festival has announced that a further sixteen bands have been confirmed for the event, including such big names as Disturbed, Black Stone Cherry and Cheap Trick, along with Bring Me The Horizon, Sacred Mother Tongue, All That Remains, Bowling For Soup, Devil Wears Prada, Turisas, Frank Turner, Asking Alexandria, Straight Line Stitch, Madina Lake, The King Blues, Ghost and Jameson Raid. The event will take place at Donington Castle from June 10th-12th and features the following lineup:

Def Leppard (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Disturbed
Rob Zombie
Pendulum
Alice Cooper
Korn
Black Stone Cherry
Danzig
Alter Bridge
The Cult
Thin Lizzy
Cheap Trick
All That Remains
Hollywood Undead
Turisas
The Gaslight Anthem
Bowling For Soup
Twisted Sister
Down
Buckcherry
The Devil Wears Prada
Bring Me The Horizon
Blackveil Brides
The Damned Things
Escape The Fate
Asking Alexandria
Madina Lake
Clutch
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Mr. Big
Gwar
FM
Masters Of Reality
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
Frank Turner
The King Blues
Rise To Remain
Trash Talk
Ghost
Jameson Raid

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Turisas Streaming Entire New Album

Turisas is gearing up to release the band's latest album "Stand Up and Fight" via Century Media on March 8th. You can now listen to all the songs off "Stand Up and Fight" at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The March Of The Varangian Guard
2. Take The Day!
3. Hunting Pirates
4, Venetoi! - Prasinoi!
5. Stand Up And Fight
6. The Great Escape
7. Fear The Fear
8. End Of An Empire
9. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

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