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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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...
This week's roundup of new metal tracks added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network includes The Red Chord, Suicide Silence, and Amberian Dawn. On the 19th of October the PS3 gets more Asking Alexandria and Evergreen Terrace, while the Wii receives new additions from Unearth, All That Remains, and Demon Hunter. The complete list of new Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
The Dangerous Summer - "The Permanent Rain"
Shy Nobleman - "Girlfriend"
Steve Fister - "Old Lady Trouble"
Fang Island - "Daisy"
Zigaboo Modeliste - "Standing in Your Stuff"
The Virginmarys - "Bang Bang Bang"
Boney Mean - "Rotten Cat Halloween Rat"
Nushu - "Spill"
Suicide Silence - "Wake Up"
Of Mice & Men - "Second & Sebring"
Visqueen - "Hand Me Down"
OK Go - "White Knuckles"
Stan Bush - "The Touch"
Amberian Dawn - "Snowmaiden"
Gatling - "Nihilanth"
The Red Chord - "Antman"
Wolfblur - "Frostbite Cavern" More...
Everybody needs a little metal on the weekends, and the Rock Band Network has got new songs available to make sure you get your fix. This week the Xbox 360 edition has seen new songs from Graveyard BBQ, The Agonist, Amberian Dawn, Periphery, and I Am Abomination. On October 12th the PS3 edition gets new music from Amberian Dawn and Heaven Ablaze, while the Wii version gets songs from Despised Icon and Asking Alexandria. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Andy Timmons - "Headed for the Ditch"
Graveyard BBQ - "BBQ Nation"
Last Day Off - "Mrs. Right"
The Agonist - "Thank You, Pain."
Rose of Jericho - "Midnight Eyes"
Rose of Jericho - "Signed With Love"
Mile Marker Zero - "Laceration"
Amberian Dawn - "Saga"
Gomez - "How We Operate"
Rain Dogs - "Dirt"
Shelly Rastin feat. Randy Bachman - "High Class Trailer Trash"
Confide - "Now Or Never"
Steam Powered Giraffe - "Electricity is in My Soul"
Shylo Elliott - "Far Wanderings"
Periphery - "Buttersnips"
New Rising Son - "Rain"
Widespread Panic - "Chilly Water (Live)"
Children of Nova - "Arcaedion"
I Am Abomination - "The Deceiver"
Dash Rip Rock - "Johnny Ace 2010"
Public Radio - "Forgot Love"
Single White Infidel - "Right to the Apex" More...
It's a slow metal week for the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360, with only a single new track titled "Discharge" being added by industrial act Intricate Unit, so you Xbox fans may want to load up some old favorites instead to rock out over the weekend. (Humorous side note at the expense of this particular editor - never Google the word "discharge" with the safe search feature turned off.) On October 5th the PS3 sees more Evile, Amberian Dawn, and Asking Alexandria, while the Wii will get a dose of Skeletonwitch. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Desoto Jones - "Giant Magnets"
Self-Titled - "Indulgence"
Kiss the Girl - "999,999 Girls!"
Shylo Elliott - "Light"
Shylo Elliott - "Bittersweet Melancholy"
Intricate Unit - "Discharge"
Kingsize - "Elevator"
Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Rodrigo y Gabriela - "Hanuman"
Yesternight's Decision - "Dying Wish of a Living Man"
The Sex Generals - "Warmachine" More...
It's just a few more hours until the work day ends and the weekend finally arrives, and to celebrate those two glorious days there are a few new metal tracks to download through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition sees new tracks from Otep, Peruvian act Nautiluz, and Gothic band Pythia. On September 28th the PS3 edition gets more Evile, Cancer Bats, and Norma Jean, while the Wii continues to fill out the back catalog with The Devil Wears Prada, Amberian Dawn, and IWrestledABearOnce. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, can be found below.
New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:
Pythia - "Army of the Damned"
My Morning Jacket - "I'm Amazed"
Otep - "Smash the Control Machine"
Citizen Cope - "I Couldn't Explain Why"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Americadio"
Nautiluz - "Chasing the Light"
Van Friscia - "Epic Symphony in A Flat Minor, First Movement: Marching Out"
Gov't Mule - "Steppin' Lightly"
Barefoot Truth - "Threads"
SexTon - "Ready for Anything"
The Novocaines - "Cup of Coffee"
Amy Courts - "Shiver"
Pink Flag - "Roman Candle"
New Rising Sun - "Holy Ground"
Ultra Saturday - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" More...
Finland's Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about an upcoming album release party:
"We welcome you to our album release party November 26th to Dante's Highlight, Helsinki, Finland. This might be our last gig during this year, so be there. Support band will be announced later. Doors open : 21:00 Support (TBA): 22:00 Amberian Dawn: 23:00 Tickets 10 euros from door, 7 euros in advence from: TIKETTI.
"Album 'End of Eden' is released on October 20th by Spinefarm Records. Pre-order album from Record Shop X for 14.99 € + shipping, or pre-order CD+ T-shirt from Fanzone for 29.99 € + shipping."
Sorry Xbox 360 rockers, but not every week can be a winner, and it seems like we're hitting a little dead spot for new metal tracks on the Rock Band Network. The only song that comes close to deserving the title this week is from electronic rock/metal act Rivethead. The PS3 will get another Exodus track on the 21st, and the Wii edition continues to play catch up with Five Finger Death Punch and Amberian Dawn. The complete list of Xbox 360 tracks added to the Rock Band network this week, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Stagehands - "Welcome to Our Town"
Mike Orlando - "Burn"
The Gracious Few - "Appetite"
Breathe Carolina - "Hello Fascination"
Terror - "Stick Tight"
Justin Joseph Edwards - "I Want You To See"
Rivethead - "Difference"
The Riptides - "Dial M for Murder"
Freen in Green - "Erratic Eruption"
Pink Flag - "Dirty Hair Party"
Audible Mainframe - "Radioland"
The Get Up Kids - "The One You Want" More...
Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...
Sorry for the late Rock Band update this week metal fans! The weekend may be over, but that doesn't you mean you can't take a little time to rock out with new metal tracks through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more tracks added by Amberian Dawn, Evile, Iwrestledabearonce, and Warbringer. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Kokko - Eagle of Fire"
Ashland Court - "Hell's Sweet Hands"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Evile - "Time No More"
iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
Mystic Syntax - "Flesh Pull"
Texas in July - "Uncivilized"
The Fire Violets - "Fence Jumper"
The Get Up Kids - "Your Petty Pretty Things"
Your Heart - "Spring"
J.A.C.K. - "I Cut Off My Arms"
Chaotrope - "XIV"
You Me and Iowa - "Howling at Summer"
James Silva - "I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1"
Dead By Wednesday - "Pawns"
Warbringer - "Living in a Whirlwind"
The Gracious Few - "Honest Man"
State of Shock - "Money Honey" More...
Amberian Dawn has issued the following statement about revealing the cover artwork for the band's new album:
"Here's the cover of our next album 'End Of Eden.' First single Arctica is now available for streaming on Myspace. The album 'End of Eden' is coming out 20th October 2010 by Spinefarm Records. As announced before, keyboardist Jens Johansson (famed for his work with for example Stratovarius, Dio and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force), opera singer Markus Nieminen and vocalist Peter James Goodman have contributed their talent to this album."
The "End of Eden" track listing is as follows:
1. Talisman 3:41
2. Come Now Follow 3:47
3. Arctica 4:59
4. Ghostly Echoes 5:44
5. Sampo 3:12
6. Blackbird 3:58
7. Field Of Serpents 3:39
8. City Of Corruption 4:20
9. Virvatulen Laulu 3:46
10. War In Heaven 7:24
After Emperor invaded the Rock Band Network last week it seemed like things were looking up for extreme metal fans, but alas the trend is slowing down. There's still a few tracks that are worth it for fans of hard rock and metal though, with Amberian Dawn and Bumblefoot coming to the Xbox 360 version and a new Skeletonwitch track hitting the PS3 edition. The complete list of new Xbox 360 additions to the Rock Band Network this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
The Slackers - "Every Day Is Sunday"
2nd Thought - "Just Hang On"
Jonathan Coulton - "Chiron Beta Prime"
Jonathan Coulton - "Betty and Me"
Bumblefoot - "Guitars SUCK"
The Gufs - "Beautiful Disaster"
Amberian Dawn - "Shallow Waters"
The Elms - "Strut"
The Giraffes - "Done"
Buffalo Mad - "Muéstrame un Poco"
Ronald Jenkees - "Guitar Sound"
Christmas at the Devil's House - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Day Of Fire - "Lately"
MJ Kroll - "Believe" More...