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.
Latest Amberian Dawn News
Below is our complete Amberian Dawn 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.
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.
A video interview conducted with Amberian Dawn at the Sweden Rock festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted online. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Finnish band Amberian Dawn has posted a new music video online for the song "He Sleeps In A Grove," which is from their upcoming album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder." The video can be viewed below. "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder" is currently set for a June 29th release date through Ascendance Records. The band has also posted an e-card of the album here.
Finnish female fronted band Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about an album release party for the latest album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder:"
"Amberian Dawn welcomes you to join the album release party/gig on 23.5.2009 at Gloria Helsinki (Pieni Roobertinkatu 12), Finland. Doors open at 7 pm, showtime at 9 pm. Supports: Adamantra & Soulcage. Tickets 8 €.
"Check out the travel guide."
Ascendance Records has posted the following statement regarding the new album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" from AMBERIAN DAWN:
"Ascendance is proud to announce the release date of the 29th June for the new album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" from the Finnish metal sensation Amberian Dawn!
"The Clouds of Northland Thunder" sees the band taking a slightly more aggressive approach in terms of speed, but never forgetting the strong choruses and hook lines integral to the overall sound. The musicality is taken up another notch, with all musicians at the top of their craft. The band's live performances have proved that the band are more than able to hold their own against the biggest names in the scene, with Heidi Parviainen flawless soprano singing proving her to be amongst the most accomplished vocalists out there.
Keyboard / guitar player Tuomas Seppälä is the musical composer and vocalist Heidi Parviainen adds the finishing touch to the songs with her lyrics. Kasperi Heikkinen plays second guitar, Tommi Kuri bass and Joonas Pykälä-aho is on the drums. Emil Pohjalainen joined Amberian Dawn on guitar after this album was recorded.
This is a great album from a confident band playing at the top of their game and one sure to build on the success of the début in every respect. With shows already booked for the Sweden Rocks and Belgium's MFVF festival with much more on the way, 2009 will see the band rising ever upwards."
Finland's Amberian Dawn are currently streaming samples from their upcoming album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" online. The samples can be heard using the player below. More...
Finland's Amberian Dawn has revealed more details of their upcoming record, "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" (cover).
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. He Sleeps in a Grove
3. Kokko- Eagle of Fire
4. Willow of Tears
5. Shallow Waters
6. Lost Soul
7. Sons of Seven Stars
11. Morning Star
12. Birth of the Harp More...
The 2009 Metal Female Voices Festival will take place on October 17th in Wieze, Belgium. The current bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:
Finnish metal band, AMBERIAN DAWN, have posted a new music video online for the song "My Only Star." acording to the band the video, "...was shot during Amberian Dawn and EPICA European Tour 2008."
The video can be seen on youtube. An HD version is also available on the site.
Melodic metal band THAUROROD has posted online a new version of the song "Into The Realms Of Hidden Me," with the new vocalist Markku Kuikka. The version is a rather raw one, but the band promises more and better previews for the coming album, "Upon Haunted Battlefields."
"This demo song is 100% home-recorded and mixed/mastered. The song will have a new better mix in about two weeks and at the same time we will release the title song of the new album "Upon Haunted Battlefields". But take this just as demo version. The actual album versions will be completed during next year on Spring/Summer.
"The idea of releasing these demo songs is just to give you a track with Markku Kuikka on vocals to listen.
Anyway we hope you will enjoy what you hear and please give us a word!!!," says bassist Pasi Tanskanen.
The guitarist of the band, Emil Pohjalainen, has recently joined the ranks of AMBERIAN DAWN.
Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have issued the following update:
"This year has been amazing for us and big thanks goes to all of you fans around the world! We had really successful European tour with EPICA and all the shows, especially last show in Paris, will stay in our memories forever! What makes it even greater was that one-third of the shows were sold out! We have had a lot of fun playing to great audiences and spending some time with many fans after the shows. Four weeks together in a tour bus went very quickly and there was a great sense of humour among bands and our excellent tour crew. Great memories. But biggest thanks goes to our great fans, as said we had chance to meet many of you and we will make sure we will be back soon!!" More...
Finland's AMBERIAN DAWN have issued the following update:
"We've got some news for you. Amberian Dawn and Suomen Musiikki are proud to announce Ascendance Records forthcoming release of Amberian Dawn’s debut album River Of Tuoni to European territories outside of Finland. Album will be released June 16th in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Lichstenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland." More...
Finnish female-fronted metal band AMBERIAN DAWN will release its debut album, "River of Tuoni", on January 30, 2008 via Suomen Musiikki. Another track from the CD, "Valkyries", can currently be streamed on the group's MySpace page.
Commented the band: "Our label, Suomen Musiikki, has defined AMBERIAN DAWN's music as fantasy metal, but as always, the genre borders are very thin and hard to define. Our music has definitely fantasy in its lyrics... but melody and rhythm are the key components."
"River of Tuoni" track listing:
01. River Of Tuoni
02. Wings Are My Eyes
05. Fate Of Maiden
06. My Only Star
08. Passing Bells
10. Evil Inside Me More...