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Amberian Dawn

Formed: 2006
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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.

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Amberian Dawn Announces New Album

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.

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

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...

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New Metal Songs On Rock Band This Week

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.

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Amberian Dawn Track Coming To Rock Band

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.

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Amberian Dawn Posts Vocal Recording Footage

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.

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Jens Johansson To Perform On Amberian Dawn Album

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!"

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Amberian Dawn Guitarist To Tour With Gamma Ray

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)

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Amberian Dawn Streaming Album Samples

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.

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Amberian Dawn Announces Guest Opera Vocalist

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.

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Amberian Dawn Issues Studio Update

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."

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Amberian Dawn Begins Recording New Album

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."

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Amberian Dawn Cancels Two Tour Dates

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.

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Amberian Dawn's Veenendaal Show Cancelled

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

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Amberian Dawn Songs To Be Added To Rock Band

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."

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Amberian Dawn To Join On Epica Tour

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

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Amberian Dawn's Tuomas to Guest on Radio Show

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.

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Video Interview With Amberian Dawn Posted Online

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...

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Amberian Dawn Posts New Music Video Online

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.
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Amberian Dawn Announces Album Release Party

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."

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Amberian Dawn Members Talk About New Album

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."

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