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Shade Empire

Formed: 1999
From: Kuopio, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Shade Empire News

Below is our complete Shade Empire 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.

In Vain Joining Niflheim Festival Tour

In Vain will join the Niflheim Festival Tour 2014, March 7th - 15th, together with Borknagar, Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire.

Johnar Håland (In Vain) comments: “After the great reception of our latest release ‘Ænigma’, we are delighted to be back on tour in March. We are joining as special guests on the Niflheim Festival, which will be headlined by the Norwegian legends Borknagar, who are making a long awaited comeback as a touring band. The package is also including Månegarm, Ereb Altor and Shade Empire. See you on the road!”

07.03 - Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03 - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03 - Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03 - Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03 - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03 - Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03 - Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03 - Romagnano Sesia, Rock'n'Roll Arena (IT)
15.03 - Zürich, Dynamo (CH) More...

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Borknagar To Tour With Ereb Altor

Borknagar will be hitting the road with Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire for the Niflheim Festival tour in 2014.

Jens F. Ryland (Borknagar) comments: "This is very exciting, verging on surreal. I have always wanted to play more live with the guys and after 15 years we are finally doing something that doesn't involve only a weekend. This is all thanks to the enormous support we get from our audience all over the world!"

Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) added: "See you all out in the battlefield in a few months. Really looking forward to this ride with my fellow gunslingers! Hope to see you all! And hey, show us what you got Europe! Cheers!!"

07.03. - Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03. - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03. - Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03. - Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03. - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03. - Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03. - Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03. - Romagnano Sesia, Rock’n'roll Arena (IT)
15.03. - Zürich, Dynamo (CH) More...

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013: Days 2 and 3

The weekend festivities of the second and third day of Tuska started a bit later for me, but still managed to start with a bang that resounded for the whole weekend! With a lineup a bit less intense then the first day, there was a lot of room to really observe performances and finally get that summer festival feeling. Both days featured very different genres, but as always with Tuska, there is truly something for everyone, even if that something is as simple as ice cold cider and a cool breeze on a hot day. More...

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Shade Empire Streaming Full New Album

Shade Empire has teamed up with Inferno.fi to stream the entire "Omega Arcane" album online and offer up a track-by-track breakdown.

Check it out via Inferno here, or listen to the track's through the SoundCloud player below. "Omega Arcane" is due out May 3rd, 2013 and pre-orders can be found at this location. More...

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Shade Empire Splits With Guitarist

Shade Empire has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Janne Niiranen:

"As many of you may have noticed one is missing out. A few months after we'd record an Omega Arcane, Janne announced that he has other things in his life where he wants to focus on instead of guitar wanking.

"We have grown up together and played together 14 years so the case was not easy to deal with and still isn't. We lost a member of the band, but we did not lose a friend. Friendship will remain forever! After four great albums, after many great gigs and paths we respect you, Janne Niiranen, and we wish you all the best for the future. Yours: Savolainen, Räsänen, Sirkkiä, Mantere, Harju.

"On the other hand we have also some good news to share with you. We have found a good person and great guitarist for the band. Aapeli Kivimäki from Soulfallen will join the SE roster. We are very excited of this and after first booze sessions Aapeli seems to be like one of us. So let's welcome him warmly on future gigs! Cheers!"

The "Omega Arcane" album is due out May 3rd, 2013 and has the following track listing: More...

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Shade Empire Confirms First European Tour

Shade Empire has confirmed their coming European tour, which is to be the first one of the kind for the band. Headlining the tour is the Swedish band Unleashed and other participants are Krisiun (Bra) and One Man Army & the Undead Quarted (Swe).

Gaining its reputation as one of the most aggressive bands in Finland, Shade Empire has received very positive reviews for its releases, especially for the latest album, "Zero Nexus" (12.03.2008) and has had a successful appearance at Tuska festival this year.

The tour dates for the fall/winter are the following: More...

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Shade Empire Reveal Tracklisting For New Record

Finland's SHADE EMPIRE have revealed the following tracklisting for their new album, Zero Nexus, due out on March 12th via Dynamic Arts Records: '9 In 1', 'Adam & Eve', 'Blood Colours The White', 'Flesh Relinquished', 'Harvesters Of Death', 'Serpent-Angel', 'Whisper From The Depths', 'Ecstasy Of Black Light', 'Victory'. Zero Nexus was recorded at Studio 33 in Kuopio, Finland throughout October.

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