From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
Amberian Dawn is an independent Finnish metal band. Their music is melodic, dramatic and powerful metal with female classical vocals. Comprised of Tuomas Seppälä (keyboards), Heikki Saari (drums), Peter James Goodman (vocals) and Tommi Kuri (bass), past musical activity has included Virtuocity, Atheme One, Norther Thaurorod, and Lathspell.
As the songs for their first effort neared completion in composition, he band quickly added Heidi Parviainen (Iconofear/Agonia) to replace Goodman on vocals, and Kasperi Heikkilä (Guardians of Mankind, Merging Flare, Iconofear) to take over guitar for original part-timer Sampo Seppälä (Antheme One). They are currently recording their first album, due out in late 2007.
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Xbox 360 metal fans are receiving several new metal tracks for the coming weekend on the Rock Band Network. This week's roundup includes music from Bonded By Blood, Chaotrope, Veil of Maya, and Wargasm. PS3 users will also get new tracks from Amberian Dawn, Lazarus A.D., Nightrage, and NightShade starting on the 28th.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Bonded By Blood - "Prototype Death Machine" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Diachylon" (80 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine" (160 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Veil of Maya - "Namaste" (160 MSP)
Wargasm - "Underground (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...
After several disappointing weeks with less variety in the metal department, this Friday's roundup of new Rock Band Network tracks includes offerings from Amberian Dawn, Black Guard, Ill Nino, Indestructible Noise Command, and Otep. The PS3 edition will also get music from Andromeda and Tesseract starting on the 21st.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including even the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Ill Niño - "Against The Wall" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Otep - "Fists Fall" (160 MSP)
Where The Ocean Meets The Sky - "The Mettle of a Man" (160 MSP) More...
It's a slow week for metal on the Rock Band Network, with only a handful of heavier tracks hitting the game. Amberian Dawn continues its domination of the RBN this week with yet another new track, and The Haunted also throws its hat into the ring with the song "No Ghost." For anyone with a taste for deathcore, Dr. Acula is now making an appearance on the network.
This week's newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows (including all non-metal songs):
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Dr. Acula - "Slander" (160 MSP)
Dr. Acula - "Slander (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
The Haunted - "No Ghost" (160 MSP)
CyLeW - "Familiar" (160 MSP)
Mafia Track Suit - "My Future Life" (80 MSP)
Stretford End - "Stay Awake" (160 MSP)
Robotmakers - "Rocket Car" (160 MSP)
dB soundworks - "The Battle of Lil' Slugger" (80 MSP) More...
The week is nearing its end and the Rock Band Network has got new tracks to help you rock your way through the weekend. On the metal and hardcore front this week, there are more songs from Amberian Dawn, Blackguard, Emmure, No Bragging Rights, and more. The complete list of newly added music, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Arctica (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For" - 160 MSP
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For (2x Bass Pedal)" - 160 MSP
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era" (160 MSP)
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...
This week's round up of metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network include new offerings from Blackguard, Winds of Plague, Amberian Dawn, and Indestructible Noise Command. Due to issues with the Playstation Network in some areas, only select tracks may be available for the PS3 edition.
The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "My Only Star" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "This Round's On Me" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (160 MSP)
Winds of Plague - "California" (160 MSP)
Killbody Tuning - "Bamberg" (160 MSP)
Killbody Tuning - "Marker of Change" (160 MSP)
Aesthetic Perfection - "The Devil's in the Details" (160 MSP)
Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Pressure Cooker" (80 MSP) More...
With the return of that most glorious day called Friday and the weekend nearly here, it's time to take another look at the latest additions to the Rock Band Network.
This week's round up for the Xbox 360 version of the game again includes habitual RBN act Amberian Dawn, as well as new tracks from Between the Buried and Me and Seether. Depending on your location, select songs may or may not yet be available for the PS3 edition with continuing outages of the Playstation Network.
The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including all the non-metal tracks, can be found below.
"Country Song" - Seether
"Go North" - The Pauses
"Arctica" - Amberian Dawn
"Mercury Blooming" - Askari Nari
"Sick, Sick, Sick" - Bayside
"Alaska" - Between The Buried and Me
"Alaska (2x Bass Pedal)" - Between The Buried and Me
"Halftime" - Freen in Green
"Riptide Resort" - Freen in Green
"Be Right Here" - Mind at Risk
"Mayhem" - Mortice
"Machine Gun Kisses" - Murder FM
"Burning Hearts" - Silverstein
"Too Little Too Late" - A Skylit Drive
"Magnolia" - Texas in July
"Magnolia (2x Bass Pedal)" - Texas in July
"Curse of the Werewolf (2x Bass Pedal)" - Timeless Miracle
Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania, which recently announced it will be performing at the upcoming second 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, has now issued the following update about the "Out of the Dark" tour:
"Tristania will be back on the road in Europe for the Out of the Dark Festival Tour 2011. The 14 gigs from September 30th until October 15th will include eight different countries in Europe, and the tour live package contain the following bands: Tristania, Van Canto, Revamp, Xandria, and Amberian Dawn. More live shows to be announced soon....."
The promotional poster can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
30.09.2011 (D) KARLSRUHE / Substage
01.10.2011 (CZ) PRAGUE / Abaton
02.10.2011 (H) BUDAPEST / Club 202
04.10.2011 (I) MILAN / Alcatraz
05.10.2011 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
06.10.2011 (F) PARIS / Le Bataclan
07.10.2011 (NL) HAARLEM / Patronaat
08.10.2011 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
09.10.2011 (GB) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
11.10.2011 (D) COLOGNE / Live Music Hall
12.10.2011 (D) MUNICH / Backstage
13.10.2011 (D) NEU-ISENBURG / Hugenottenhalle
14.10.2011 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
15.10.2011 (D) DORTMUND / FZW More...
This week's newest additions to the Rock Band Network are sparse, with continuing outages on the Playstation Network and only a handful of tracks hitting the Xbox 360. This week's metal roundup includes songs from Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Tesseract.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
"Dreamchaser" - Amberian Dawn
"Dreamchaser (2x Bass Pedal)" - Amberian Dawn
"Another Step" - Andromeda
"Revenants" - The Cold Goodnight
"Give It Up! Give It Up!" - His Statue Falls
"Schizophrenia" - Jukebox the Ghost
"I Hate" - Madlife
"Eden" - TesseracT
"Trying Hard" - Loni Rose
As the Playstation Network continues to experience outages, only the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network is receiving new music this week.
For rock and metal fans, this week's lineup includes tracks from Amberian Dawn, Asking Alexandria, Andromeda, and Wargasm. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks is as follows:
"Passing Bells" - Amberian Dawn
"Willow of Tears" - Amberian Dawn
"My Star" - Andromeda
"The Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel) (RB3 version)" - Asking Alexandria
"Hey I" - Blackberry Wednesday
"Hangman" - Drugstore Fanatics
"Seestrasse" - Killbody Tuning
"Katsushika" - Rishloo
"Stay Alive" - Rivethead
"Curse of the Werewolf" - Timeless Miracle
"Queen Bee" - Tina Guo
"Underground" - Wargasm
This Friday sees a few new rock and metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network just in time for the weekend. The Xbox 360 version gets kicked into high gear with more Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Nightshade. On April 26th the PS3 also gets new music from Taproot, Wretched, and Sister Sin.
The new songs coming to the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360 today, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:
"Hair Trigger" - The Acro-Brats
"The Curse" - Amberian Dawn
"Chameleon Carneval" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 1)" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 2)" - Andromeda
"(pin)Ballz" - Insomniac Games
"Everyone" - Madlife
"The Depths of Memory" - NightShade
"The Depths of Memory (2x Bass Pedal)" - NightShade
"Zig Zag Talk" - Steven Fister
Coming to the Rock Band Network on PlayStation 3 on April 26th (May 4th in Europe):
"Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)" - Taproot
"The Way You Move" - The Audition
"The Body" - Close Your Eyes
"Do Yourself a Favor" - Comeback Kid
"Cimmerian Shamballa" - Wretched
"Anybody Else" - Audible Mainframe
"Ice Cold" - Audible Mainframe
"Radioland" - Audible Mainframe
"On Parole" - Sister Sin
"Model Ships" - Rosaline
Amberian Dawn has checked in with the following brief announcement about releasing the band's "End of Eden" album in the US:
"Hello. Finally we have some good news for our US fans. The digital U.S. release of our latest album, End Of Eden is now confirmed. Universal Music Group will release it on the 10th of May 2011. CD release will follow later… Stay metal."
Amberian Dawn also recently added the song "Lost Soul" to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network. Additional details are available here.
After the upgrade to the Rock Band Network a few weeks back, things are starting to pick up steam again with new songs becoming available. Although this week's lineup isn't as full as in past months, there are still quite a few tracks for the headbanging inclined to help celebrate the weekend in true metal fashion. Besides RBN regulars Amberian Dawn and Evile, there are also new offerings on the way from Tesseeract for the Xbox 360, as well as material from Heaven Shall Burn and Within the Ruins for the PS3.
Here are the new tracks, including the non-metal songs, added today to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network:
Amberian Dawn - "Lost Soul"
Mafia Track Suit - "Forest for the Trees"
Parry Gripp - "Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You)"
TesseracT - "Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two"
TesseracT - "Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two (2x Bass Pedal)"
Twin Atlantic - "Audience and Audio"
Madlife - "Money"
Rose of Jericho - "Find Beauty"
Quartered - "Africa (RB3 Version)"
Lazarus AD - "Thou Shalt Not Fear"
Bioshaft - "Payback (Come On)"
These tracks will hit the PlayStation 3 version on April 19th:
Dance Gavin Dance - "Lemon Meringue Tie"
Heaven Shall Burn - "Endzeit"
Within the Ruins - "Feast or Famine"
Amberian Dawn - "Snowmaiden"
Stan Bush - "Til All Are One"
Evile - "Plague to End All Plagues"
Widespread Panic - "Surprise Valley (Live)"
Sea Wolf - "You're a Wolf"
The B.O.L.T. - "Genius"
Ballyhoo! - "Paper Dolls"
After a brief hiatus while the program was upgraded to a new version, the Rock Band Network is now back on schedule releasing new tracks. The metal is a bit light this week, with new songs from Firewind, Amberian Dawn, and Evile coming to the PS3 on the 12th. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Bloom - "Fight For Greatness"
Arcadia - "Slaughterhouse, Obituaries and a Love Story"
Rose of Jericho - "Buried Cold (RB3 version)"
A Silent Film - "You Will Leave a Mark"
New to the Rock Band Network on PS3 on April 12th:
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Chiodos - "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With a Monkey Face)"
Firewind - "The Fire and the Fury"
The Main Drag - "Love During Wartime"
The Main Drag - "What's Your Favorite Dinosaur?"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Finnish metal outfit Amberian Dawn has announced that the band will begin recording an upcoming studio album this Summer. A message from frontman, keyboardist, and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä reads as follows:
"There's going to be some changes in our working methods and the next album is going to sound different compared to our previous albums. We're going to use backing vocalists for example. Earlier we have had only guesting lead singers and no backing vocalists at all. There's some really fast songs on this album and also some 80's- style songs like 'Valkyries' and 'Kokko' from our previous albums.
"Technically there's great challenges for the band and all the skills possessed by the new lineup will be essential. We're going to break some new limits again and lift the level of our quality even higher than before. With some guesting vocalists or musicians on this album, just like on all our previous albums, this new album is going to be more solid than our latest album End Of Eden."
Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about the band's entire "End of Eden" album coming to the Rock Band Network:
"We are happy to finally announce that our latest album End of Eden (2010) is coming to Rock Band Network. At first all songs are coming to Rock Band Network 2.0 for the Xbox360 and later they are possibly converted also for Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii like many of our previous songs on Rock Band Network.
"Now, the Rock Band 3 has many new features such as vocal harmonies, pro keyboard charting, and pro drums. Also check all our current songs (16 songs from our 2 previous albums) available on the Rock Band Network."
The "End Of Eden" album features the following tracks:
"Come Now Follow" (3:47)
"Ghostly Echoes" (5:44)
"Field of Serpents" (3:39)
"City of Corruption" (4:20)
"Virvatulen Laulu" (3:46)
"War in Heaven" (7:24)
My condolences to PS3 metal fans looking for a Rock Band fix, as the new releases coming February 9th see very little in the way of heavy music on the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition continues to have the metal selection expand again this week, however. For anyone who has been following the most recent metal additions to Rock Band, it should come as no surprise that Amberian Dawn and Kataklysm are both continuing their invasion of the game. Also new this week comes tracks from No Bragging Rights, After the Burial, Devin Townsend, Emery, and Cloudscape.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the genres outside of metal, is as follows:
Kid Liberty - "Coolguy Deluxe!"
No Bragging Rights - "Ode to Logan"
The Night Life - "Holiday"
Amberian Dawn - "My Wings Are My Eyes"
After the Burial - "Aspiration"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO (2x Bass Pedal)"
Emery - "Butcher's Mouth"
Lnk. Ken Kardashian - "The December Experience"
BulletProof Messenger - "Arm Yourself"
Chaotrope - "Pandemonium"
Chaotrope - "Betrayed"
New West - "Bend"
These Three Poisons - "Light Up The Eyes"
Akira the Don - "Steven Wells (He Was the Greatest)"
Zakk Tremblay - "Plátanos Con Sangre"
The Moth Complex - "You Don't Know"
Lettuce - "Last Suppit"
Cauldron - "All or Nothing"
Admiral of Black - "Bitten by the Rattlesnake"
Sideburn - "Live To Rock"
Big Light - "Triceratops"
Common Anomaly - "Hate To Say"
With Life in Mind - "King of Frauds"
Felsen - "Radios Tweaking"
Felsen - "Two Utensils in One"
Arena - "Volver a Nacer"
Rockapella - "Bang"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World (2x Bass Pedal)"
Lucid Grey - "Barricades"
Robby Suavé - "Around the World"
Kylie D. Hart - "Firehouse Bar"
Sam Morrison Band - "I Gotta Ride 2010"
Rotary Downs - "Bullet on a String"
Rotary Downs - "Promised Land"
Studebakerbrown - "Couch Sitting Rattlesnake"
MC Frontalot - "Hassle: The Dorkening"
MC Frontalot - "Bizarro Genius Baby"
Alternative Deficit Disorder - "Pylo the Pylon"
Soulive - "Too Much"
Cloudscape - "Mind Diary"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit"
Kutless - "Strong Tower"
Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain"
Jacob Chaney - "Cluster #2 (RB2 Version)
Jonathan Coulton - "Big Bad World One"
Bright Midnight - "For the Strange" More...
When the day is finally over and the weekend has begun, there's nothing like a little head banging to get things started right. For all the button mashers out there, new metal tracks have been added to the Rock Band Network that are available to play this weekend. On the rock and metal side of the Xbox 360 edition comes new songs from Arkaea, Amberian Dawn, Firewind, Deadlock, Architects, Periphery, MyChildren MyBride, and Cephalic Carnage.
The complete list of newly added songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Raven Quinn - "Decadence"
Fiction Reform - "Whites In Their Eyes"<
Arkaea - "Years in the Darkness (2x Bass Pedal)"
Six-Stringed Flamberge - "Abrogator"
The Waking Hours - "New Revolution"
Mafia Track Suit - "Samiam"
Fake Problems - "5678"
Chaotrope - "XIV (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mystic Syntax - "Blasphemous"
Molehill - "On the Wall"
C&O - "Step on the Throat"
KickBend - "Goin' Home"
Daryle Stephen Ackerman - "One-Night-Stand Man"
Jeff Orr - "Hanging By a Thread"
Amberian Dawn - "Sons of Seven Stars"
Glitzy Glow - "Black and Sunny Day"
Poets of the Fall - "Lift"
Firewind - "The Fire and the Fury (2x Bass Pedal)"
The Pinstripes - "Come On In"
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Metamorphosis"
Evile - "My Parasite"
Children of Nova - "The Order"
of Montreal - "An Eluardian Instance"
Architects - "Learn to Live"
Sleeping with Sirens - "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn"
MyChildren MyBride - "Lost Boys"
Slightly Stoopid - "Closer to the Sun"
Dark From Day One - "New Addiction"
Bright Midnight - "Hotel Saigon"
Bright Midnight - "Killers of the Worst Type"
Nova - "California"
Cephalic Carnage - "Abraxas of Filth"
Periphery - "Icarus Lives" More...
Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...
Amberian Dawn has issued the following brief announcement about streaming another song online from the band's latest album: "Hey, we shared one more new song from our brand new album 'End of Eden' here on myspace. 'Talisman' is now online. Check it out and tell us whether you like it or not." The track "Talisman" is available for streaming through this location.
Amberian Dawn has posted a music video online for the song "Arctica," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video and a recent lineup change:
"Hey all. Our new music video Arctica is now online on Youtube. It's directed by M.Nieminen at Routafilmi. Check it out below. Arctica is the single from our new album End Of Eden which is coming out October 20th.
"Because of time issues of Tommi, Joonas and Emil we're also announcing a lineup change. The new lineup of Amberian Dawn is: Heidi Parviainen (vocals), Tuomas Seppälä (keyboards, guitar), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar), Kimmo Korhonen (guitar), Jukka Koskinen (bass), Heikki Saari (drums). More...