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 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...
Friday means another round of songs added to the ever growing Rock Band Network, and this week is now exception. Although many previous metal additions to the network have leaned more towards the rock and metalcore end, this week sees some honest-to-Satan real extreme metal. So pull out those drum pads and warm up your vocal chords, because it's time to convince your neighbors hell has spilled onto Earth with live versions of Emperor's "Curse You All Men!" and "Inno a Satana" (although I can't imagine the bass player will be doing much).
The latest Xbox 360 additions added (including the non-metal tracks) are as follows:
The Apples in Stereo - "No One in the World"
Emperor - "Curse All You Men! (Live)"
Emperor - "Inno a Satana (Live)"
Jenium - "Desperate Days"
Valient Thor - "Doublecrossed"
OWL - "Charmed"
Down Factor - "Blinded"
HourCast - "Hell or Hollywood"
a t o m - "To The Otherside"
The Everybody - "Surf Spy"
Tijuana Sweetheart - "No Mercy"
Sleater-Kinney - "Rollercoaster"
Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You"
Brett Merrill and Brendan Carell - "Beautiful Collapse (Stalker)"
Evile - "Plague to End All Plagues"
Bang Camaro - "Blood Red Rock"
Amberian Dawn - "Incubus"
Robby Suavé - "Electro-Heaven"
XTT - "Fighting Back the Bullies"
Stars of Boulevard - "Sabretooth" More...
Symphonic metal act Amberian Dawn have announced their signing with Spinefarm Records. The deal comes in time for the band to ready their third studio ablum titled "End of Eden." "End of Eden" has been scheduled for release on October 20th, 2010.
Amberian Dawn have also announced the additions of Tuomas Seppälä (keyboards) and Emil Pohjalainen (guitars) as permanent members of the band.
Finland's Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album this coming October:
"Our next album 'End Of Eden' is coming out this October! This new album is going to be heavier than its predecessors with a bigger, more polymorphic sound. Keyboard wizard Jens Johansson (famed for his work with for example Stratovarius and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) and opera singer Markus Nieminen makes appearances on this album."
You can also check out sample Amberian Dawn songs through the band's MySpace page.
More metal tracks have been added to the expanding Rock Band Network this week, although the pickings are a little slimmer than in recent updates. Most notably are the tracks "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon" by IWrestledABearOnce, "Valkyries" by Amberian Dawn, and "Now Demolition" by Evile. The complete list of new tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)"
The Bronx - "Knifeman"
Kristin Dare - "'Til I'm Gone"
Circus Circus - "India"
All Time Low - "Walls"
Color Theory - "We're Not Getting Any Younger"
Scale the Summit - "The Great Plains"
Iwrestledabearonce - "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon"
Thunderdikk - "Bra Off Party On"
Amberian Dawn - "Valkyries"
Ballyhoo! - "Paper Dolls"
Sadaharu - "It's Not Paranoia If They're Shooting Live Bullets"
Evile - "Now Demolition"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Death Metal Guys"
Connor Christian and Southern Gothic - "Sunday Suit"
Farther Snake - "Shape 3"
Blackberry River Band - "Santa Fe"
CJ - "Eency Weency Spider"
The Knew - "By Yourself"
Windtunnel Syndrome - "You're An Egg! (Evolution)"
Counterfeit Pennies - "Five More Minutes"
Band of Horses - "Is There a Ghost" More...
A number of new tracks were release for the Rock Band Network this week, including some decent metal songs. There are new tracks available from The Acacia Strain, Bang Camaro, a t o m, and Rose of Jericho. Five more tracks also come to the PlayStation 3 including All That Remains and Amberian Dawn.
Here's what new in the Rock Band Network in the last week (metal and otherwise):
The Acacia Strain - "Dr. Doom"
a t o m - "You Take It All"
a t o m - "Light Of Day"
a t o m - "You're Not Alone - Rock Mix"
The Fury - "Beauty Queen"
Parry Gripp - "Last Train To Awesometown"
Andy Timmons - "Redemption"
Johnny Cooper - "Don't Feel Like That Anymore"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)"
Like A Storm - "Chemical Infatuation"
Rose of Jericho - "Wrong Side of the Sky"
Midnight Ocelot - "Rock Your Socks Off"
Bang Camaro - "Swallow the Razor"
a'tris - "Automatic Doors"
Robby Suavé - "Everyone I Know is an Alcoholic"
New to RBN on PlayStation 3 (available 5/18/10):
All That Remains - "Days Without"
Amberian Dawn - "He Sleeps in a Grove"
The Hold Steady - "Sequestered in Memphis"
the Apples In Stereo - "Energy"
Dear in the Headlights - "Talk About"
Rock Band Network tracks are available on the Xbox 360 and can be purchased through the in-game Rock Band Music Store or online by clicking on the Xbox Marketplace link on each song page. Select tracks are available on the PlayStation 3.
Finland's Amberian Dawn will soon see the release of the song "Incubus," which is off the band's latest album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder," on the Rock Band Network. A video clip of the song being performed on expert mode can be found below.
Finland's Amberian Dawn recorded their 3rd full-length album at Rockstar Productions Studios in Hyvinkää. The band has now posted vocal recording footage from the session, which can be viewed below.
Amberian Dawn has checked in with the following update about Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson performing on their next album:
"We are proud to announce that Mr. Jens Johansson, keyboard player of Stratovarius is going to appear on our next album. Before joining Stratovarius Jens has contributed his talent for bands like DIO and Yngwie J. Malmsteen.
"On this new AD album Jens is playing two keyboard battles with Tuomas Seppälä of AD. There's going to be electricity on the air when these two gentlemen meets each other on the battlefield of keyboards!"
Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about their guitarist joining Gamma Ray for a string of tour dates:
"Guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has been asked to join Gamma Ray as the temporary replacement for guitarist/keyboardist Henjo Richter, who underwent surgery on Tuesday, March 16th for a 'retinal detachment.' Kasperi agreed and it was easy for him to join the band because he has played a few shows with Gamma Ray is same role already in 2006. Amberian Dawn wishes Kasperi a great tour with guys of GammaRay!"
The affected shows are as follows:
3/20 - Prague, CZR @ KD Vltavska
3/22 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle (rescheduled from March 18)
3/23 - Saarbrücken, GER @ Garage (rescheduled from March 16)
Finland's Amberian Dawn has issued the following brief statement about streaming three songs online via their MySpace page:
"Hi. We decided to share a couple of song samples here for you to enjoy. We added samples from our previous album 'The Clouds Of Northland Thunder,' 2009. The samples are : Incubus, Kokko- Eagle of Fire. Lionheart. Please tell us what do you think of them... Stay Metal."
Amberian Dawn are currently working on an upcoming full-length album. The band recently announced they recruited professional baritone opera singer Markus Nieminen to perform on the new album. Additional details on the release will be announced as they are made available.
Finland's Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about baritone opera vocalist Markus Nieminen making a guest appearance on their upcoming album:
"We are proud to announce that professional opera singer, baritone Markus Nieminen is going to visit on our next album. Markus have been singing for example in Vienna State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Sempreoper in Dresden, operahouses in Basil and St. Gallen and in Volksopera Vienna. Amberian Dawn likes to experience with different kind of styles of music. So, on next album of AD, there's going to be one classical piece (a walz) on which Heidi's going to duet with Markus. We are expecting the most special and stunning AD song so far."
You can catch several sample Amberian Dawn tracks at their MySpace page.
Amberian Dawn has issued the following studio recording update:
"Kasperi has finished recording his rhythm parts with 7-string-guitar. It only took a couple of days from him (including the sound check). Drums are also recorded and things are going very smoothly. Check out new pictures from studio here in MySpace. We will also launch a studio blog later, in which we will share some thoughts of players, photographs and videos."
Amberian Dawn has issued the following statement about recording a new album:
"Preparations for the third Amberian Dawn album are well underway. Tuomas, who composes music for AD, has all the new songs ready and Heidi has already started writing lyrics. Recordings begin on November 23rd and the first 'victim' is our drummer Joonas. He has just got his brand new TAMA Starclassic drum kit and it will be interesting to find out how the set sounds in the studio.
"The new album is going to be more diverse, faster and darker than our previous albums. The fastest AD songs to date contrast some extremely slow and heavy songs. There's even going to be a classical music piece. Some guest stars are going to featured on this album. Stay tuned for more information."
Amberian Dawn, who are currently embarked on a European tour with Epia, have announced that they are canceling their tour dates on October 31st in Madrid and November 1st in Lisbon. Amberian Dawn has stated the reason for the cancellations are due to vocalist Simone of Epic coming down with an illness. The tour is currently scheduled to pick up again on November 3rd in Toulouse, France.
Amberian Dawn cancelled yesterday's (October 16th) show at Escape in Veenendaal, NL due to vocalist Heidi Parviainen's crow throat.
Amberian Dawn will be joining Epica on tour. Scheduled dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 Vevey, Switzerland - Rocking Chair
Oct. 22 Munich, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 23 Prague Czech Republic
Oct. 24 Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock Cafe
Oct. 25 Vienna, Austria - Szene
Oct. 27 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 29 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
Oct. 30 Santana, Spain - Bilbao
Oct. 31 Madrid, Spain - Sala Penelope
Nov. 01 Lisbon, Portugal - Incrivel Almadense
Nov. 03 Toulouse, France - Bikini
Nov. 04 Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Nov. 05 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 06 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Nov. 07 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about two of their songs being added to the Rock Band video game:
"We are happy to announce that Amberian Dawn has been selected to Rock Band Network. It means that at the end of this year you'll be able to download two Amberian Dawn songs to your Rock Band. The first song is ‘River Of Tuoni’ from our debute album with same name. The second song, ‘He Sleeps In A Grove’ is from our brand new album ‘The Clouds Of Northland Thunder’. So get ready for that and take a chance to be one of Amberian Dawn players. Before you get play these tracks with Rock Band you have a chance to see us live on our European tour during 14.10. - 7.11.2009. We are touring with Epica and Sons of Seasons in 10 European countries."
Ascendance Records has announced that Amberian Dawn will be touring as the main supporting act for Epica on the following dates:
14/10 Zeche Bochum Germany
15/10 Substage Karlsruhe Germany
16/10 Escape Veenendal Netherlands
17/10 Metal Female Voices Fest Wieze Belgium
21/10 Vevey Switzerland
22/10 Backstage Munich Germany
23/10 Prague Czech Republic
24/10 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin Czech Republic
25/10 Szene Vienna Austria
27/10 Alcatraz Milan Italy
29/10 Razzmatazz Barcelona Spain
30/10 Bilbao Santana Spain
31/10 Sala Penelope Madrid Spain
1/11 Incrivel Almadense Lisbon Portugal
3/11 Bikini Toulouse France
4/11 Transbordeur Lyon France
5/11 Z7 Pratteln Switzerland
6/11 Elysee Montmartre Paris France
7/11 Elysee Montmartre Paris France
Amberian Dawn keyboardist/gutiarist, Tuomas Seppälä, will guest on a radio show on a Finnish "Radio Rock" channel on June 16th. The show starts at 7 pm. You can stream the show at www.radiorock.fi/player.
Amberian Dawn's upcoming album, "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder," will be released on June 29th via Ascendance Records. An e-card for the album is available at this location.