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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.
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:
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.
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...
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...
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:
6 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
9 - Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
24 - Jaxx - West Springfield, WA
1 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
8 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
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...
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”!
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
British extreme epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE are set for a UK tour this September. The trek will follow the release of the band's as-yet-untitled new album, which is pencilled to hit stores on August 25.
Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, April 18 and can be pre-ordered from Wednesday morning (April 16) at www.livenation.co.uk.
The details are as follows:
Sep. 26 - Manchester Academy
Sep. 27 - Birmingham Academy
Sep. 28 - Southampton Guildhall
Sep. 30 - Cardiff University
Oct. 01 - Nottingham Rock City
Oct. 03 - London Astoria
Oct. 05 - Norwich UEA
Oct. 07 - Leeds University
Oct. 08 - Newcastle Academy
Oct. 10 - Glasgow Academy
Oct. 11 - Belfast Mandela Hall
Oct. 12 - Dublin Ambassador Theatre
Oct. 13 - Cork Savoy
Support on the dates will come from Finnish metal merauders TURISAS.
Faroe Islands metallers TÝR will release their fourth full-length album, "Land", on May 30 in Europe and June 10 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2006's "Ragnarok" "contains mostly Faeroese, but also Icelandic and Norwegian traditionals, re-arranged into heavy metal. The second most prevalent language is English." The CD was recorded at Jacob Hansen's (RAUNCHY, ROB ROCK, HATESPHERE, MERCENARY) studio in Ribe, Denmark.
"Land" track listing is as follows:
01. Gandksvaedi Tróndar
02. Skinlars Visa
03. Gátu Rima
06. Fipan Fagra
08. Lokka Tattur
10. Hail To The Hammer More...
The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.
The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.
"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.
Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.
The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.
Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.
Scotland's ALESTORM has launched a tour diary for its upcoming UK dates as the support act for Finland's TURISAS. Regular updates will be available at this location.
ALESTORM released its debut album, "Captain Morgan's Revenge", in January through Napalm Records.
According to a press release, the quartet "plays Scottish 'pirate metal,' by their own definition, and musically resembles the great battle metal bands such as KORPIKLAANI or TURISAS, albeit with a unique touch and Scottish instrumentation."
SUIDAKRA is gearing up for the release of a DVD / CD Best Of package entitled "13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes". It will be released on April 25th. The DVD will feature Suidakra's 2007 performance at the Wacken Open Air and an acoustic show, while the CD will feature re-mastered and newly recorded songs.
Suidakra will play the following west coast dates on the upcoming Pagafest Tour in the US, also featuring ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, TYR and ELUVEITIE:
5 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
6 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
7 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
8 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
9 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon
10 - Long Beach, CA - The Vault
Faroese pagan metal band TÝR have issued the following update:
"The new album by Týr will be called Land. It is scheduled for release on May 8th and it contains mostly Faeroese, but also Icelandic and Norwegian traditionals, re-arranged into heavy metal. The second most prevalent language is English."
ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, Týr and ELUVEITIE will join forces for the Pagan Fest North American tour, running through April and May, with SUIDAKRA joining the tour for six west coast dates. More...