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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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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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Turisas Streaming New Song

Turisas is gearing up to release the band's latest album "Stand Up and Fight," via Century Media on March 8th. The band has now teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere the new song "The Great Escape." You can hear the song, as well as check out an in-depth quote from Turisas front man Mathias "Warlord" Nygård, at this location.

Turisas also still has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
2/25 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
2/26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
3/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
3/3 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
3/4 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/5 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/6 Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
3/8 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
3/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/12 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
3/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Turisas Shooting New Music Video

Turisas is currently in the midst of a North American tour in support of "Stand Up and Fight," the band's new album which is due out on March 8th via Century Media Records. Turisas has now stopped in the desert with director Iain Sclater to shoot a new video for the album’s title track. Influenced by the film "Mad Max," the clip will be the band's first ever U.S. shot music video.

Turisas still has the following upcoming tour dates with Cradle of Filth and Nachtmystium:

2/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
2/9 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
2/11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
2/12 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/13 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/15 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
2/16 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
2/25 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
2/26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
3/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
3/3 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
3/4 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/5 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/6 Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
3/8 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
3/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/12 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
3/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Cradle Of Filth Issues Tour Update

Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth has posted the following North American tour update online:

"Ahoy ye abhorrent landlubbers!

"Our royal Ship of Fools has once again crashed upon the welcome rocks of America, only to find it in the steely grip of one of the worst winters on record. Everywhere are freezing, once-scorching desert towns reduced to frozen tundras. Even the tumbleweed in the streets is rolling frozen, and everywhere there are queues and chaos.

"On our first day off Countess Alkaline (our new keyboardist/backing singer), somehow managed to get locked inside a Best Buy store when [the] power was suddenly cut off, and between Houston and Dallas the going on the interstate was so bad due to the ice and blizzard, that the traffic had to halt mid flow. In fact, the Dallas show was close to being cancelled due to attendance fears, indeed on arrival the whole road to the venue was frozen over with a glassy sheet of black ice.

"I had to use my luggage as a makeshift bobsleigh just to get to the door before it was salted! That said it did make for a surreal few days with both the Houston and Dallas shows being really intense affairs and the fans diehard. All the bands on this Creatures From The Black Abyss tour are awesome live too, Turisas, battle metal's most heathen, having played with us for a one off in Mexico City a few days before, airing material from their latest album' Daniel Lioneye make for an eclectic mix of black metal and hardcore with a manic spin (two members moonlighting from gothwampas H.I.M), whilst main supports Nachtmystium are hook laden and dirty and occult ridden thrash through and through.

"So imagine having to play after that lot! Still, the show has only just begun, so people are just beginning to acknowledge one another and teething troubles are still being plucked at. And 'the Crewdle' (our stalwart band of sea-hardened lackeys) are outdoing themselves with the handling of the stage show each and every night, building the laboratory that will feed the monsters. Indeed, the first day in Houston saw the band muck in with some scenery painting, I myself managed to pebble-dash someone's Mustang tailgate, as the wind was pretty erratic and I was out spraying Geoff and Jane our touring skeletons.

"Unfortunately, both some of the Crew(dle) and the band have contracted some sort of stomach virus in Mexico (myself included), rendering the topic of conversation these past few days to who has cramps and who doesn't, who has poo-ed the most times and with which consistency and people fart-testing their deepest fear- that of shitting oneself on stage or in bed. Fortunately myself I have since been three days solid."

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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Turisas Posts "Stand Up And Fight" Trailers Online

Finnish metal act Turisas has posted two new trailers online to promote its forthcoming studio album "Stand Up and Fight." "Stand Up and Fight" is set for release in North America on March 8, 2011 through Century Media Records. You can view the album trailers below:



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The Ocean And Enslaved To Play Summer Breeze

German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
CRIMINAL
DECAPITATED
DEMONICAL
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DESTRUCTION
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
EINHERJER
ENGEL
ENSLAVED
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FACEBREAKER
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HATEBREED
HAYSEED DIXIE
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
INTERMENT
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
MELECHESH
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
PRIMORDIAL
REV 16:8
REVAMP
ROTTING CHRIST
SALTATIO MORTIS
SCAR SYMMETRY
SKELETONWITCH
SMOKE BLOW
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SWASHBUCKLE
SYLOSIS
TARJA
THE HAUNTED
THE OCEAN
THE SORROW
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
TURISAS
TÝR
VADER
VOMITORY
VREID
WITCHERY
WOLF

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMORPHIS
CALIBAN
EMIL BULLS
END OF GREEN
FEUERSCHWANZ
FREI.WILD
GRAND MAGUS
HACKNEYED
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAMMERFALL
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
LETZTE INSTANZ
ORDEN OGAN
PAUL DI'ANNO
POWERWOLF
SALTATIO MORTIS
SEPULTURA
STAHLMANN
TARJA
THE NEW BLACK
TURISAS
TÝR
U.D.O.

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