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Kivimetsan Druidi

Formed: 2002
From: Kouvola, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Paganfest 2011 Promo Video Available

A promo video has been posted online for the upcoming Paganfest 2011 tour, which can be viewed below. The 2011 edition of the Paganfest tour will feature Korpilaani, Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel, and Kivimetsan Druidi. Eluveitie will also appear as special guests on extended shows.

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Kivimetsan Druidi To Play Metal Female Voices

Kivimetsan Druidi has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Metal Female Voices festival in Belgium:

"Hello everybody! We are proud to announce that Kivimetsän Druidi has been confirmed to play at Metal Female Voices Fest IX in Wieze, Belgium on 21-22-23/10/2011. We played there in 2009 and it was really such a great experience. The line-up for IX festival seems absolutely awesome.

"The other bands there will be among others Therion, Doro, Leave's Eyes, Trail Of Tears, Diabulus In Musica, Draconian and Visions Of Atlantis."

You can find additional information on the Metal Female Voices Festival at this location.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Confirmed For Metalfest Open Air

The 2011 edition of the Metalfest Open Air Germany is set to take place on May 27th - 29th, 2011. Finnish metal act Kivimetsan Druidi is the latest act to be confirmed for the festival. Additional details on the Metalfest can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sabaton, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Sodom, Watain, Belphegor, Kalmah, and more.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Streaming Songs From New Album

Finland's Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following announcement about streaming two songs online from the band's latest album:

"We have just uploaded two new songs from our second album 'Betrayal, Justice, Revenge.' The songs are jolly good drinking song '..Tuoppein'..nostelulaulu' and epic 'Chant Of The Winged One.' Please take a look and have a listen!"

You can hear the songs via the band's MySpace page.

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Details Announced For 2011 Pagan Fest Tour

The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)

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Kivimetsan Druidi Posts New Music Video

Finland's Kivimetsän Druidi has uploaded a music video for the song "Desolation: White Wolf," which is off the band's latest album "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Streaming New Song

Fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi will release their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge” on April 26th, 2010. From today on you have the chance to check out another song of the new offering called “Of Betrayal”, which can be heard at the bands revamped MySpace profile. The previously uploaded track “The Seawitch And Sorcerer” can also be heard at the same location.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi recently finished recording their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge," which will be released via Century Media Records. The band has now posted the following track-by-track break down of the album:

"Aesis Lilim: Lilim are a people of female warriors living secluded in their stone castle. They do travel out and act as mercenaries, following their Code as well as their personal conscience. This song was actually made with lyrics somewhat ready before Antti and Joni started with the composition. ‘Big and movie-like’ was the idea, and that is what we got.

"Lament for the Fallen is the intro of Aesis Lilim. We came to the conclusion that it would be separated as an individual track, which meant that it needed a name of its own. ‘We’ in a broad sense: I found out about the separation when manager called me and said we need a name now. :-D

"Seawitch and the Sorcerer: Seawitch as a composition existed entirely before the lyrics were integrated. The story, though, existed too: it just hadn't been made into lyrics and chosen music to go with. So it was a shotgun marriage: these lyrics, this song, make them go together. More...

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Kivimetsan Druidi Streaming New Song

Fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi recently finished recording their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge," which will be released via Century Media Records. The band is currently streaming a new song online from the album titled "Seawitch and the Sorcerer," which can be heard at their MySpace page.

The track listing for "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge" will be as follows:

1. Lament for the Fallen
2. Aesis Lilim
3. Seawitch and the Sorcerer
4. The Visitor
5. Manalan Vartija
6. Tuoppein'nostelulaulu
7. Chant of the Winged One
8. Of Betrayal
9. Desolation: White Wolf
Bonus Tracks:
10. Veljet
11. Where Hope and Daylight Die

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Kivimetsan Druidi Reveals New Album Art

Finnish fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi recently finished recording their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge," which will be released via Century Media Records The artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The fist pressing of the album will also contain new bonus tracks.

The track listing for "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge" will be as follows:

1. Lament for the Fallen
2. Aesis Lilim
3. Seawitch and the Sorcerer
4. The Visitor
5. Manalan Vartija
6. Tuoppein'nostelulaulu
7. Chant of the Winged One
8. Of Betrayal
9. Desolation: White Wolf
Bonus Tracks:
10. Veljet
11. Where Hope and Daylight Die

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Kivimetsan Druidi Complete New Album

Finnish fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi have completed their sophomore album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge," which will hit stores via Century Media Records in late April 2010. In 2009 the band toured the U.S. for the first time as part of the Heathenfest America tour with Eluveitie, Belphegor, Alestorm, and Vreid. Sample Kivimetsan Druidi tracks can be heard via their official MySpace page.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Finishes New Album

Finnish folk metal band Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following update about finishing the recording of their new album:

"Hello all our friends! The past year was kind of special to us. We matured as a band quite a lot, played some awesome festival gigs - especially Rocktower in Lübeck, Ragnaroek in Lichtenfels and Metal Female Voices Fest in Wieze.

"We also reached one of our long waited goal when we had a chance to tour in North America for the very first time. Heathenfest America was awesome experience and we'd like to express our thanks to our great tour mates Eluveitie, Belphegor, Alestorm and Vreid as well as Rock The Nation and Thunderdome touring and the whole crew. A very special thank you goes to our awesome audiences - friends and fans all over the US and Canada. We really want to come back soon!

"This year 2010 will be, if possible, even more excited. We have just completed the recordings of our second album and now we are mixing it. It will be released some time in April, we hope, and it will most certainly surprise many of you! We won't reveal more now, but look out for the news. We are determined to make new announcements quite soon. More...

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Femme Metal Records Putting Together Compilation

Femme Metal Records is putting together a metal compilation entitled "Beauty and Brutality"and has announced the first bands confirmed. They include:

EX LIBRIS
KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI
EXILIA
ASRAI
ALL ENDS
EPICA

More bands will be announced soon. If you are interested in having your band on the upcoming or future compilation CDs then contact Femme Metal Records at info@femmemetal.net.

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Kivimetsan Druidi Working On New Album

Finnish folk metal band Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following statement about working on a new album:

"Hi everybody!

"We had absolutely great time at Metal Female Voices Fest in Wieze, Belgium. We'd like to say thank you to you all! To the festival organization & promoters and especially to our awesome audience! You made this gig an unforgettable one for us!

"We hope to see you all soon again! And we also have news to you: We are in the studio recording our second album that should be released in April 2010.

"All the best from Finland: Leeni-Maria, Joni, Antti, Rinksa, Simo & Atte"

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Alestorm Added To Heathenfest Tour

Alestorm has issued the following update about being added to the upcoming Heathenfest Tour:

"Haw fannies and fuddettes!

"Just to let you all know that we've been put on the the Heathenfest America tour along with ELUVEITIE, BELPHEGOR, VREID, and KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI. Which is rather nice. We're all freakin' excited about getting back across the pond to play some shows for you guys, so it's going to be an awesome party. See you all there! Here's the dates:"

11/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/4 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/6 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
11/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/8 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
11/9 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
11/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/14 Orlando, FL @ TBA
11/16 San Antonio, TX @ Warehouse Music Venue
11/17 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
11/19 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
11/20 Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
11/21 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/25 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room

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Kivimetsan Druidi Added To Heathenfest Tour

Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following update about joining the North American Heathenfest:

"We have great news to all our North American fans and friends. Kivimetsän Druidi will play their first gigs in North America when they join Heathenfest America tour in November with Eluveitie (SUI), Belphegor (AUT), Alestorm (UK) and Vreid (NOR)."

Kivimetsän Druidi's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/4 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/6 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
11/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/8 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
11/9 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
11/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/14 Orlando, FL @ TBA
11/16 San Antonio, TX @ Warehouse Music Venue
11/17 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
11/19 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
11/20 Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
11/21 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/25 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room

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Kivimetsän Druidi Streaming New Songs Each Week

Finnish folk metal band Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following announcement about streaming new songs online:

"With the release of their stunning debut album “Shadowheart” in 2008 and highly successful European touring campaigns with country mates Korpiklaani, Battlelore as well as several much celebrated festival appearances, Finnish symphonic folk metal sensation KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI have shot straight to the forefront of the genre.

"While the band is currently only confirmed for a selected number of dates (see below), KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI now entice you to visit their revamped MySpace profile and enjoy the entire “Shadowheart” album. Every week the band will launch one of the album’s tracks on the MySpace page."

See below for exact posting-timeline:
Jäässä Varttunut March 5th
Halls of Shadowheart March 12th
Pedon Loitsu March 19th
Burden March 26th
The Tyrant April 5th
Tiarnách – Verinummi April 12th
Verivala April 19th
Korpin Laulu April 26th
Mustan Valtikan Aika May 2nd

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More Bands Confirmed For Metal Female Voices Fest

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:

Autumn
Amberian Dawn
Flowing Tears
Manic Movement
Midnattsol
Unsun
Whyzdom
Kivimetsan Druidi

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Initial Bands, Dates Announced For Ragnarok Fest

The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:

ADORNED BROOD
ALESTORM (UK)
ALKONOST (RUS)
ANDRAS
COR SCORPII (NOR)
DARK FORTRESS
DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
DRAUGNIM (FIN)
EINHERJER (NOR) – Reunion
FALCHION (FIN)
FEJD (SWE)
FINSTERFORST
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show
IRRBLOSS (SWE)
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI (FIN)
KORPIKLAANI (FIN)
MANEGARM (SWE)
MELECHESH (NL)
METSATÖLL (EST)
MIDNATTSOL
SARKOM (NOR)
THYRFING (SWE)
TYR (FO)
YGGDRASIL (SWE)

For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.

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Kivimetsan Drudi Streams New Album Online

"Shadowheart", the new album by Finnish Rock'n'Troll stalwarts KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI can now be streamed for one week at the band's MySpace site.

First impressions of their new video "Jäässä Varttunut" have been posted there as well showing highly interesting behind the scenes footage, interviews with the band members and explains the story behind the song. The full clip will be premiered at the band's MySpace on October 20, 2008.

"Shadowheart" will be released on the following dates:

FINLAND: Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, October 17, 2008.
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 20, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, October 22, 2008.

In October 2008, Kivimetsän Druidi will tour their native Finland including an album release gig with Korpiklaani and Battlelore, followed by a European live premiere on the 1st of November at Ultima Ratio Festival (www.ultimaratio-festival.de) in Oberhausen, Germany. Afterwards they will embark on a massive European tour in November / December 2008 with Korpiklaani, Battlelore and Falchion. See below for the exact dates:

Here are the latest KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI tour dates:

01.11. GER – Oberhausen, Ultima Ratio Festival (with Turisas, Secrets Of The Moon, Kampfar, Koldbrann, XVI Dark Centuries etc.)*

* exclusive fan-package incl. festival ticket, free entry to Ultima Ratio Halloween Party, 2 overnight stays at the 3.5 star hotel Best Western Park Hotel / Oberhausen including breakfast, bus shuttle from hotel to festival and back & more available NOW at www.rock-voyager.com.

Here are the latest Finnish Fire Tour 2008 dates, featuring Korpiklaani, Battlelore, Kivimetsän Druidi, and Falchion: More...

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