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Below is our complete Ghost Brigade 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.
Ghost Brigade has revealed that their upcoming album will be titled "Isolation Songs." Guitarist Wille Naukkarinen issued the following statement about the title:
"We had a few different working titles for this record but 'Isolation Songs' was the one that we collectively felt good about. I remember reading through the lyrics of this album just before we went to the studio in order to come up with an album title and the word 'isolation' came to mind several times. The songs themselves aren't directly about that at all but I think that having a feeling of being isolated has been an inspiration or a driving force to at least some of the content of these lyrics. And if you think about our songwriting process in general, 'Isolation Songs' is probably the best possible title to characterize that as well. I for example have to be completely isolated from the outside world to write riffs, melodies and songs for Ghost Brigade, it just doesn't work any other way. We can't go to our rehearsal room and jam until we come up with something 'pretty cool'. This band digs deeper than that. And besides, 'Isolation Songs' sounds like it's a title of a country album and that of course, is a big bonus. ;)"
Season of Mist Records has issued the following announcement about Ghost Brigade releasing a new album:
"Ghost Brigade took the world by surprise when their debut album 'Guided by Fire' was received with raving reviews in autumn of 2007. Stimulated by this success, the Finns will be back in the shops this year, with a new delivery of their original blend of Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal.
"Their sophomore album is entitled 'Isolation Songs', and will be released on August 3rd in Europe (August 25th in the US) through Season Of Mist Records."
Ghost Brigade guitarist Wille also commented on the new album:
"We are collectively very proud of this record. It was a lot of work to get this album done, it took almost two years to write these songs, but now that it's 100% ready I can only say that I feel privileged to be a member of Ghost Brigade. I have a strong feeling we have created something very special with 'Isolation Songs' and it is by far my personal favorite of all recordings I've ever been a part of. I hope people will enjoy these songs as much as we do once they get the chance to hear them. If only August was here already! Be safe!"
Season of Mist bands Cynic and Atrox have been confirmed for the upcoming ProgPower Europe festival. Cynic will headline the festival on Saturday, October 4th and Norwegian experimental metallers Atrox will play on October 3rd.
Finland's Ghost Brigade has cancelled its appearance due to financial and logistical reasons, however.
According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AT THE GATES
BORN FROM PAIN
CULT OF LUNA
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
SICK OF IT ALL
THE OLD DEAD TREE
While their acclaimed debut album is awaited with impatience, GHOST BRIGADE recently created their channel on the ever-growing YouTube community. GHOST BRIGADE broadcast themselves while in studio for the recording of "Guided by Fire". The recordings, accompanied by the first track taken from their upcoming debut, "Rails at the River", can be seen here or below.
You can also download an MP3 of the song "Rails At The River" here. More...
A brand new GHOST BRIGADE track, entitled "Rails at the River", has been posted at this location. The track comes off the Finnish band's upcoming debut album, "Guided by Fire", due on September 17 via Season of Mist. The CD was recorded with the group's "house engineer" Mikko Poikolainen.
Regarding the band's musical direction, GHOST BRIGADE previously stated, "There are so many bands and artists that have influenced us throughout the years that I couldn't just pick a few and say we're a mixture of those. That wouldn't do the listener nor us any justice. We are influenced by anything that sounds good, be it older death metal, melancholic pop music or anything in between. So I guess we just collect little pieces along the way, put it all into a blender and the result is GHOST BRIGADE. To anyone who hasn't heard us, I'd say it's heavy, dynamic and metallic music filled with beautiful melodies and a fine dose of anxiety."
Finland's Ghost Brigade will enter the studio with engineer Mikko Poikolainen in early 2007 to begin recording their Season of Mist Records debut. You can download the band's entire four song demo here (RAR compressed). Additionally, the band has a few shows lined up in their native Finland. Here are the tour dates:
1/5 Lahti, FIN @ Torvi
2/14 Helsinki, FIN @ Nightlife Rock
2/15 Tampere, FIN @ Vastavirta
2/16 Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko
Season of Mist has announced the brand new signing of Finnish band GHOST BRIGADE.
"We are extremely happy about the signing to Season Of Mist Records", the guys say. "We negotiated with various labels during the past months but there was only one that truly felt like home. These guys have come a long way in the music business and they're all excited about GHOST BRIGADE so we're looking forward to working with them for the next few records."
In case you're wondering what kind of music GHOST BRIGADE plays, here's what the band has to say: "There are so many bands and artists that have influenced us throughout the years that I couldn't just pick a few and say we're a mixture of those. That wouldn't do the listener nor us any justice. We are influenced by anything that sounds good, be it older death metal, melancholic pop music or anything in between. So I guess we just collect little pieces along the way, put it all into a blender and the result is GHOST BRIGADE. To anyone who hasn't heard us, I'd say it's heavy, dynamic and metallic music filled with beautiful melodies and a fine dose of anxiety."