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The Scourger

From: Finland
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Latest The Scourger News

Below is our complete The Scourger 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.

The Scourger Announces New Guitarist

The Scourger has announced the addition of guitarist Tero Kemppainen. The band welcomes him with the following message:

"Look out thrashers! Tero Kemppainen has joined the band on guitar. Tero is previously known from the bands Sacred Crucifix and Skirmish. He hails from Northern Finland and will add a ferocious lead guitar attack to the band together with guitarist Jani Hentilä. Welcome aboard!"

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The Scourger Announces New Lineup

The Scourger has issued the following update:

"The Scourger proudly presents, two new members: Jani Hentilä on guitar and Jape Nummenpää on bass! Guitarist Jani Hentilä is previously known from his work with the bands Fierce and Fleshred. Jape Nummenpää is the guitarist of Witheria and Sorrowed and will now take on the challenge to bash the bass for The Scourger. Both Jani and Jape will continue to play also with their current other bands as usual."

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The Scourger Seeks New Lineup

Finnish thrash/death metal band The Scourger has announced the search for a guitarist and drummer. The band has issued the following update in regards to what they are looking for:

"A new era for the band is dawning and the hunt for members is on! The band is currently looking for a drummer and a guitarist..."

"If you are a drummer and interested in this gig then you should have the following experience and abilities:

?- several years of band experience required?
- studio and recording experience required?
- understanding of heavy metal drumming and the styles of classic thrash metal bands like Slayer, Testament etc.
?- the ability to learn and play the band's back catalogue accurately
?- gig and touring experience is considered a bonus...." More...

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The Scourger To Support Arch Enemy In Helsinki

THE SCOURGER, the brute thrash metal force from Helsinki, Finland, will support ARCH ENEMY on April 13 at Tavastia in Helsinki.

THE SCOURGER's second full-length studio album, "Dark Invitation to Armageddon", was released in January (March in continental Europe via Cyclone Empire). Joe Petagno, the artist behind the MOTÖRHEAD logo and album art, designed the cover for the CD.

"Dark Invitation to Armageddon" was mixed by Pelle Saether at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden. Pelle's previous work includes, among others, such names as CARNAL FORGE and MILLENCOLLIN.

THE SCOURGER reissued its debut album, "Blind Date with Violence", in October 2006 across Europe via Germany's Cyclone Records. The bonus material on the CD was taken from "To the Slayground" EP, the "Maximum Intensity" single and the Tuska 2006 live performance. More...

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The Scourger Issue Lineup Change Update

THE SCOURGER has issued the following update on their official website:

"The band has parted ways with guitarist Timo Nyberg. There are absolutely no musical differences or hard feelings between the band and Timo. The reason for the split is simply that Timo has many other commitments that he needs to take care of and hence can't give the band the input it would need. Timo is replaced with Antti Wirman known from the bands Warmen and Craydawn. The band welcomes Antti onboard and wishes all the best for Timo in the future, wherever he may roam.."

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Finnish Metal Expo- Lineup Announced

The fourth edition of Finnish Metal Expo will take place in Helsinki, February 15th-16th, with a meeting of international metal professionals (journalists, labels, promotions, etc.) being held a day earlier. On the 15th, the organizers will recognize fan-voted awards to Finnish artists/bands. The band schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 15th: TURISAS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, MUSTASCH, SOTAJUMALA, DISCARD, Finnish Metal Awards
Saturday, February 16th: SOILWORK, STAM1NA, KORPIKLAANI, NORTHER, THE SCOURGER, THE SORROW, KIUAS, AMBERIAN DAWN, tba

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The Scourger Reveal New Album Details

THE SCOURGER, the brute thrash metal force from Helsinki, Finland are about to release their second full length studio album entitled Dark Invitation To Armageddon.

The recording of the album has been finalized and the finishing touches to the mix has been done by Pelle Saether at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden. Pelle's previous work includes, among others, such names as CARNAL FORGE and MILLENCOLLIN. During the Tuska Open Air Festival 2007, Pelle visited Finland to watch the band perfom live and this proved to be the start for a creative co-operation for the mixing process. Both band and engineer share the opinion, that the forthcoming disc will be the most brutal sounding thrash metal album that has ever been released by a Finnish metal band. Also some selected representatives of the media share this opinion, as they have been given the opportunity to listen to the album beforehand.

Joe Petagno, the artist behind the Motörhead logo and album art, has designed the cover artwork for The Scourger's new album. Mr Petagno has been very excited about creating artwork for the apocalyptic world that is part of The Scourger's vision. In the finished artwork Joe brought to life the vision of singer Jari Hurskainen like no artist has been able to do before. Joe Petagno's huge back catalogue of amazing artwork inludes such artists as ALICE COOPER, PINK FLOYD and LED ZEPPELIN.

The new single, 'Never Bury The Hatchet', released in Finland during the Tuska festival will now be available for the fans as an exclusive MySpace download during the period of September 10th-October 17th.

Prior to an extensive tour of Finland in support of the album the band will perform at Nosturi in Helsinki on the 5th of October together with BEFORE THE DAWN, PROFANE OMEN and AXEGRESSOR. More tour dates will follow shortly.

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The Scourger Mixing New Album

Finnish thrashers THE SCOURGER have issued the following update:

"During the summer months the band has been supervising the mixing of the new, hotter-than-hell album, 'Dark Invitation to Armageddon'. Also some interesting artwork has been planned. Presumably Stay Heavy Records will issue a detailed statement about the album details, tours and other marketing related information during mid-September. Until then, stay awake, because this is just the calm before the storm..."

Tentatively due in October, "Dark Invitation to Armageddon" was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki.

THE SCOURGER's new single, "Never Bury the Hatchet", recently entered the Finnish chart at position No. 9.

THE SCOURGER reissued its debut album, "Blind Date with Violence", in October 2006 across Europe via Germany's Cyclone Records. The bonus material on the CD was taken from "To the Slayground" EP, the "Maximum Intensity" single and the Tuska 2006 live performance.

THE SCOURGER was formed in 2003 by former GANDALF singer Jari Hurskainen, guitarist Pekka Hämäläinen and drummer Seppo Tarvainen. Jani Luttinen of THE WAKE took the second-guitar post from Harri Hytonen, this new lineup debuting with a hometown (Helsinki) support to TRIVIUM in October 2005. THE SCOURGER issued their full-length debut, "Blind Date with Violence", produced by BLAKE's Aaro Seppovaara, in January 2006. In May Jani Luttinen injured his hand, necessitating WARMEN's Antti Wirman stepping in as substitute.

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