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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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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air has announced that Municipal Waste, Enslaved and Million Dollar Reload have been added to the bill. The festival takes place from August 14th-16th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Candlemass
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Katatonia
Million Dollar Reload
Municipal Waste
Satyricon
Saxon
Turisas
The Haunted
Wintersun
Sabaton

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Turisas Frontman Rules Out New Album Until 2010

Lucem Fero has issued an interview with TURISAS vocalist Mathias "Warlord" Nygård, conducted in September by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. An excerpt appears below:

Q: Turisas is due to issue a DVD entitled A Finnish Summer With Turisas, so could you provide an introduction to this upcoming release?

A: "Compared to the other group DVDs available for purchase, it's slightly different. Whilst touring across North America, we began to take a look at our summer 2008 schedule. We realized that a number of Finnish shows had been booked, and that was quite strange. In the past few years, most of our performances have occurred within Germany, the UK, or abroad. Only during the last year or two, we've actually started gaining recognition in our home country. Of course, it's nice to gain recognition in your home country as well. We found our summer schedule slightly special, and opted to film a documentary regarding the whole summer. It's a road trip somewhat, but also happens to be a documentary regarding Turisas. The DVD features interviews and so on, and that type of material spans roughly an hour. That footage sits alongside roughly ninety minutes of live material, which was filmed from each of the festival performances we conducted. Collectively, they work; you see the group behind the scenes making pre-show preparations, and you can then view the performances themselves. In a nice way, both are built on top of one another."

Q: Obviously, Turisas' sophomore album The Varangian Way was issued during May 2007. Are there any plans to issue a third full length?

A: "I think it's going to be awhile before we issue our third album (laughs). At the moment, we'll be touring for quite some time. Right now, our plans are to finish this touring cycle alongside DRAGONFORCE by the summer of 2009. Following that, we'll take a break to start focusing upon writing new songs, and subsequently entering production. From mid 2009 until the end of 2009, there'll likely be a gap. We won't tour much, but will focus upon writing new tracks, and cutting our third album."

Q: So Turisas won't likely release its third album until 2010?

A: "Yeah, that sounds realistic."

Read the full article at Lucemfero.com.

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Apocalyptica Confirmed For Bloodstock 2009

Finnish symphonic inspired metal act Apocalyptica has been confirmed as the latest band for the Bloodstock Open Air Festival which will be held at Catton Hall, Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Fans in Britain should also note that this will be their only performance in the U.K. in 2009. Other bands on the bill include Saxon, Satyricon, Amon Amarth, Sabaton, Crandlemass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, The Haunted, Turisas, Wintersun and Katatonia.

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Amon Amarth Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Swedish viking metal act Amon Amarth are the latest band to be confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival which is set to be held from August 14th-16th in Derbyshire, England. The festival will also feature performances from Saxon, Satyricon, Sabaton, Crandlemass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, The Haunted, Turisas, Wintersun and Katatonia.

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Satyricon Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Norwegian black metal legends Satyricon are the latest act to be confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival which will be held in Derbyshire, England from Augus 14th-16th. The festival will also feature performances from Saxon, Sabaton, Candlemass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, The Haunted, Turisas, Wintersun and Katatonia.

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Candlemass Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Candlemass are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2009 edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival. The festival will be held from August 14th-16th next year at Catton Hall in Derbyshire and also features The Haunted, Sabaton, Katatonia, Turisas, Wintersun and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter.

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Turisas Confirmed For 2009 Bloodstock Open Air

Finnish folk metal overlords TURISAS have been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

SABATON
THE HAUNTED
TURISAS
WINTERSUN

Tickets went on sale on September 1 at this year's price of £85.00. As of December 15, the ticket prices will be increasing. The organizers state, "We have decided, as always, for our fans loyalty to offer the early-bird ticket prices for a limited time. This will give you the chance to get next year's tickets at this year's prices!"

For more information, visit www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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Turisas Posts DVD Trailer Online

Finnish metallers Turisas has posted the trailer online for their forthcoming new DVD, "A Finnish Summer With Turisas." You can check it out below.

The DVD will be released on the following dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: Friday, October 31st
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: Monday, November 3rd
Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, November 4th
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: Wednesday, November 5th
North America: Tuesday, November 25th More...

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Turisas Embarks on Tour, New Video Online

Finnish folk metal masters Turisas has just kicked off in the UK. It will take your beloved, brave warriors first through UK/Ireland in September/October, then the US & Canada in November/December until the final leg of the tour hits mainland Europe in early 2009. The band will be direct support for Dragonforce.

Vocalist Warlord Nygard states: “Fresh from the first show in Oxford, we're sitting here in backstage drinking the first beers! The gig was awesome, and we're really glad to be on tour once again.

"The summer was very busy - after having got used to spending our summers at festivals around Europe for years, we faced an exciting change as this summer with most of the festival shows taking place in our home country Finland. The whole summer was caught on film and the result is our new DVD: the festival performances, the behind the scenes material, and also some interviews and other summer activities around Finland.

"We also made a re-recording of the track 'Battle Metal' and did a video clip to it based on material our fans had sent us. If you want, you can keep on sending us links to what ever material you come up with and we’ll put them up on our site. Or if you want to send us something by snail mail, you can find the postal address on our site.

"The tour with Dragonforce is very extensive, and will keep us busy for the coming months and take us from Britain to North-America and all across Europe. We'll try to post some blog material for you to see on our video blog at www.royalartistclub.com/turisas, so check it out and come down to the shows!."

The new video for “Battle Metal 2008” has been launched now. It is high time to finally have an official video-clip for this battle hymn which is also a tribute to the band’s dedicated fans (without whom there is obviously no such thing as a crowd favourite). So, watch this now on Youtube.

The audio version of “Battle Metal 2008” will only be available on the limited edition of Turisas first-ever DVD release, “A Finnish Summer With Turisas.” which will be released on the following dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: Friday, October 31, 2008.
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / rest of Europe: Monday, November 3, 2008.
Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: Wednesday, November 5, 2008.
North America: Tuesday, November 25, 2008.

Here is a list of the upcoming Turisas tour dates: More...

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Turisas Announces Headlining U.S. Shows

Self-proclaimed Battle metallers Turisas as announced five headlining dates in North America. These will be off dates from the bands tour in support of Dragonforce.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
6 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
9 - Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
24 - Jaxx - West Springfield, WA

December
1 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
8 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI

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Dragonforce Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Fresh off their massively successful stint on the main stage of this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, DragonForce aren't content to take a break. The band will hit the U.S. for a six-week headline tour that hits major markets, supporting their new album, "Ultra Beatdown," which lands on retail shelves today, August 26.

DragonForce is a touring machine, but their last headline tour occured two years ago in September 2006. It was a sold-out spectacle that cemented the band's reputation as a live powerhouse. Turisas will serve as main support for the tour, which kicks off on November 1 and runs through December 19.

Here are the newly announced Dragonforce tour dates: More...

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Turisas Announces DVD And Re-Recorded Album

Finnish folk metal band Turisas has announced it is working on a DVD and that the members will be re-recording their debut album "Battle Metal" The band issued the following statement on their website:

Finnish warmongers TURISAS are currently working on their 1st DVD which will be out later this year - but not only that: They are currently also rerecording their crowd favourite “Battle Metal”. Since it is high time to finally have an official video-clip for the song and also to pay tribute to their dedicated fans (without whom there is obviously no such thing as a crowd favourite) they want YOU, those fans, to take part in their video for “Battle Metal 2008”!

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Century Media Spring 2008 Sampler For Download

The Spring 2008 Century Media digital sampler is now available for DRM-free download here (requires free account/login). Included in the mix are artists such as Warrel Dane (Nevermore), Arch Enemy, Zimmers Hole, Suicide Silence, Terror, Stick To Your Guns, and many more.

Here is the complete tracklisting:

1. Suicide Silence - Green Monster (live from Paris)
2. Into Eternity - Time Immemorial
3. Warrel Dane - Messenger
4. Firewind - Mercenary Man
5. Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil
6. Terror - Relentless Through and Through
7. Heaven Shall Burn - Endzeit
8. Embrace the End - Denim on Denim Hate Crime
9. Venomous Concept - Water Cooler
10. Despised Icon - A Fractured Hand
11. Stick To Your Guns - We're the Heart from the Heartless
12. Sworn Enemy - A Place Of Solace
13. Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyound
14. Warbringer - Combat Shock
15. In this Moment - Circles
16. Himsa - Unleasch Carnage
17. Arsonists Get All The Girls - Claiming Middle Age A Decade Early
18. Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins
19. Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
20. Winds of Plague - The Impaler

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Turisas Announces UK Warm Up Show

Fresh from the Paganfest USA tour, Turisas themselves have confirmed the supporting slot for Dragonforce's upcoming UK and Ireland tour, starting in September 2008.

Warlord Nygård comments: "After our own European Tour and Paganfest USA this spring, we're happy to announce this one: we're joining up with Dragonforce on their UK tour and this something we're already hugely looking forward to. We are also extra excited about the shows in Ireland, which will be our first ones on the island that we've been unfortunate enough to miss out on previous tours. As you can imagine, Olli is sharpening his bow already as his one-man mission is about to reach its climax ... All in all, it's going to be a great package no-one should miss out on.

"See you at the summer festivals and latest in the autumn!"

The tour starts on September 26th in Manchester, and runs until October 13th where it wraps in Cork.

Also, the same combo will play a special warm-up show in Oxford.

Thu 25th Sep - UK, Oxford - Carling Academy
Phone Tickets: 0844 477 2000
Web Tickets: http://www.tctmusic.co.uk
All ages / Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

The full Turisas tour schedule shapes up as follows: More...

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Turisas Cancel Albuquerque Show

Folk metal band Turisas released a statement that they would be cancelling their upcoming Albuquerque show on May 13th.

Commenting on the timing of the announcement Turisas stated "Sorry for the late information, we only got confirmation yesterday ourselves. On the other note, the tour has been really great and the audience reception awesome. Thanks for everybody who have showed up, and you who still haven't, make sure to do something about it quick."

Turisas is currently on the Paganfest 2008 touring North America alongside Ensiferum, Tyr, and Eluveitie.

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Dragonforce Announces Oxford Warm-Up Show

British power metallers DRAGONFORCE's webmaster has issued the following update:

"The mighty DragonForce are set for a UK and Ireland tour this September. The tour will follow the release of their as-yet-untitled new album, which is pencilled to hit stores on August 25th.

The band are currently hard at work completing the new album, before heading Stateside in early July for the start of the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour. The package kicks off in early July and is headlined by SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED, with DragonForce bagging a main stage slot right before them.

Meanwhile, DragonForce’s last album Inhuman Rampage, is still romping out of stores on both sides of the pond, thanks in part to the inclusion of lead track, ‘Through The Fire And Flames’ as the ‘most difficult' on the top-selling Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock video game.

Elsewhere in DragonForce news, guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman recently launched their new signature guitars at the NAMM show in Los Angeles. You can check out the details over at www.ibanez.com. Also look out for an exclusive interview with Sam real soon.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, April 18th and can be pre-ordered from Wednesday morning (16th) at www.livenation.co.uk." More...

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Vikings Set Sail For North American Paganfest

To begin with, Korpiklaani was not present for this leg of the Paganfest tour, and it’s nothing short of a tragedy that North Americans had to miss out on the Forest Clan for this event.

Eluveitie was also not in attendance, supposedly because they didn’t file the proper paperwork with the Canadian customs in a timely fashion, so Gwynbleidd was on hand to fill in as an opener at the Medley in Montreal, Quebec. These New Yorkers weren’t quite as folksy as their Scandinavian counterparts, yet they offered a melancholic, progressive metal – slow, dark material, somewhat similar to High On Fire, and they set the stage quite nicely for Tyr.

Tyr looked the same as ever, long-haired and bare-chested, and they treated the crowd to a song from their newest album, “Land”. Fans were pleased to see “Hail to the Hammer” and the Faroese “Ramund Hin Unge” get some play, as well as “Wings of Time”. Unfortunately, their set was cut mercilessly short after a few songs, and they were replaced by Turisas. It is safe to say, even among the crazy Ensiferum fans, that Turisas stole the show that night. They swept up the crowd into the palm of their head and collectively placed it in their pocket. More...

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Turisas To Support Dragonforce In The U.K.

Century Media Records reports:

With a phenomenal start to 2008 after the second headlining UK tour as well as their first European headlining run with labelmates NORTHER, TURISAS have confirmed that they will once again be gracing UK shores after having been confirmed as main support on the fall tour with DRAGONFORCE.

Warlord Nygard had the following to say on the forthcoming tour: “We just made it back from a very successful European tour which included an impressive 13 dates in the UK. We were really surprised how amazing the turnout was, with many of the UK shows selling out, considering we had only played one of the cities before. The crowds were crazy and now we're extremely pleased that we're able to come back in autumn to do it all over again. We’re joining up with Dragonforce on their UK tour and this something we're already hugely looking forward to. We are also extra excited about the shows in Ireland, which will be our first ones on the island that we've been unfortunate enough to miss out on previous tours. As you can imagine, Olli is sharpening his bow already as his one-man mission is about to reach its climax ... All in all, it's going to be a great package no-one should miss out on. Right now we’re just about to head out on a voyage to begin our assault on the US as part of the Paganfest .. so we’ll either see you at the summer festivals or in the autumn.” More...

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Korpiklaani Speaks On The Paganfest Tour

Korpiklaani have posted the following message via their official website:

"After this great Paganfest tour we like to thank all fans who filled the venues with their enthusiasm. It was heartwarming to see how many of you showed up to see us all!

This tour was a great enjoyment for us, being together with all these cool friends from all these brilliant bands was an absolute highlight. We had a great time and lot of fun together. So thanks to all bands, also the local supporting bands, technicians, organization and of course to you... the audience!

We wish the other Paganfest bands very happy touring in the USA!" More...

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Paganfest Changes A Couple Of Venues

The May 11 Paganfest stop, featuring Ensiferum, Turisas, Tyr and Eluveitie, has been moved to a new venue. The show will now take place at Chasers Bar and Nightclub in Scottsdale, AZ.

The May 12 show in El Paso was also recently moved to a new venue. The show will now take place at Club 101 in El Paso, TX.

Here are the latest Paganfest 2008 tour dates: More...

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