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Below is our complete Moonsorrow 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Finnish metallers MOONSORROW have started recording the new EP called Tulimyrsky. The release date is set in late March. More info will be available soon.
Moonsorrow are confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England, Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, 2008. This will be the band's only UK festival appearance of 2008.
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
AT THE GATES
SWALLOW THE SUN
KATAKLYSM will perform at the Rebel Radio "Birthday Bash" alongside TROUBLE on January 27 at The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands will be announced soon.
KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the band's new album beginning in early February. "Prevail" will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date. The album is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.
KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"
Faroe Islands based metallers TÝR have been announced as the latest act to perform at the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.
Other bands scheduled to play at the event will are: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, TÝR, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.
Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK are the latest act confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.
Acts on the bill include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.
AMORPHIS and THE CLAYMORE are the latest acts confirmed for next year's Rock Hard Festival which will take place May 9th - 11th, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The festival line-up is now as follows: AMORPHIS, CELTIC FROST, THE CLAYMORE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ENSLAVED, HELSTAR,, IMMORTAL, JORN, MOONSORROW, NAPALM DEATH, SIEGES EVEN, VOLBEAT and Y&T.
More bands will be announced soon.
Photos of Finnish folk/pagan metal band MOONSORROW's November 24, 2007 performance at the Rock-n-Iasi 2007 festival in Romania can be viewed at Metalhead.ro.
As previously reported, MOONSORROW will enter the studio in January to record a new mini-CD, entitled "Tulimyrsky" (Firestorm). The effort is tentatively scheduled for release on March 26, 2008 through Spinefarm Records. More information will be made available soon.
MOONSORROW has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. This will be the band's only UK festival appearance of 2008. More...
Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
AT THE GATES
SWALLOW THE SUN
ELUVEITIE recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's new full-length record, "Slania", is scheduled for release on February 15, 2008.
British thrashers EVILE are the latest act confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Acts on the bill now include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE.
Finnish folk/pagan metal band MOONSORROW will enter the studio in January to record a new mini-CD, entitled "Tulimyrsky" (Firestorm). The effort is tentatively scheduled for release on March 26, 2008 through Spinefarm Records. More information will be made available soon.
MOONSORROW has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. This will be the band's only UK festival appearance of 2008.
German power metal heroes PRIMAL FEAR are the latest act confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Acts on the bill now include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and COMMUNIC.
Norway's DIMMU BORGIR are the latest act confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England, Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, 2008.
Other confirmed acts currently include MOONSORROW and SWALLOW THE SUN.
Moonsorrow and Swallow the Sun have been confirmed to appear at next year's Bloodstock Festival. This will be Moonsorrow's only UK appearance of 2008.
The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derby from August 15th to 17th, 2008.
For more information and tickets, visit www.bloodstock.uk.com.
As previously reported, the Metal Elite Cruise will take place October 3rd - 4th, 2007, leaving the shores of Helsinki, Finland, sailing to Tallinn aboard the M/s Galaxy. Finnish metallers MOONSORROW are the latest act confirmed for the event.
Acts confirmed for the Metal Elite Cruise now include: MOONSORROW, NORTHER, ENTWINE, DEADLOCK, MANZANA, FOR SELENA AND SIN, ULTRA MAYHEM, VILLIELÄIN,, ARI KOIVUNEN.
For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.
Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:
Friday, Aug 3
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Saturday Aug 4
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE
True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
Finnish viking metallers Moonsorrow have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "V: Hävitetty", at this location (artwork created by Travis Smith). The CD is scheduled for release on January 10, 2007 via Spikefarm Records.
Moonsorrow have also announced that a tour for the album will happen sometime next year. More information about the album is said to be released soon.
MOONSORROW keyboardist Henri Sorvali has posted the following studio update at the band's official website:
'Näin kaikki päättyy, näen sen nyt
Tämä sivu on viimeinen
Näin kaikki päättyy, tyhjään ja unohdukseen
Eikä kukaan tänne palaa'
"Yes, we did it. It´s ready. It´s finished. It´s ending. And it´s fucking good....both that this session is actually coming to it´s end, and most of all, The Album. I´m not going to reveal anything about the music, track numbers nor any names. You´ll hear them later. Isn´t that nice? But prepare for something which I´d call as 'massive'. It´s not going to be an easy listening experience.
We still have some additional techincal stuff to do: burn some cd´s for auditioning, some extra files for me to mess around with later at my own studio before mastering, and of course burn the backup- DVD´s of the whole project. Our plane is taking off after four hours so we´re not (luckily) running out of time.
This diary will expire after today´s babbling. Hope you had as much fun reading it as I hated to write it. ;)"
Finnish epic/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have signed a new two-album deal with Spikefarm Records. The group's fifth CD will be recorded during the summer at Tico Tico studios in Kemi, Finland and will be released before the end of 2006.
MOONSORROW's most recent EP, "Verisäkeet", was issued last year via Spikefarm.
The organizers of the Heathen Crusade Metalfest and the members of THYRFING are happy to announce that Toni Kocmut will be performing several songs with THYRFING during their set at the Heathen Crusade. For those of you who do not recognize the name, Toni performs the “clean” vocals on THYRFING’S releases. What makes this performance special is that this will be the first time that Toni has EVER performed live with THYRFING.
Patrik Lindgren of THYRFING had the following to say regarding Toni’s upcoming performance: "Of course we are very excited and thrilled about the fact that Toni is about to perform with us for the first time. We have been working with him on the albums for six years now, and have known him even longer than that, so of course the idea has been up for discussion, but now the plans are finally being realized. This addition to the line-up is making this gig even more unique than it already is, and I hope that the audience will appreciate this exclusive feature."
The Heathen Crusade Metalfest is set to take place on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, THE CHASM, NOVEMBERS DOOM, TODESBONDEN, TYPHUS, DUMAH, AUTUMN ETERNAL and ENSHRINED.
Tickets for this ALL AGES show are on sale now ($25 in advance, $30 day of show). Additional information (schedule, hotels, vendors, band info, venue location, etc…) is available at the Heathen Crusade Official Website.