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Moonsorrow

Formed: 1995
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Moonsorrow News

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.

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Breaking News

Watch Wacken Open Air Live Online 8/3-8/4

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.

Intended Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:

Friday, Aug 3
Black Stage
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
02:00-03:00 APO.REITER

True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH

Party Stage
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
23:00-00:15 SCHANDMAUL
02:00-03:00 SAMAEL

Saturday Aug 4
Black Stage
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
13:55-14:40 MOONSPELL
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
21:45-23:00 IMMORTAL
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE

True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
14:45-15:45 STRATOVARIUS
17:15-18:30 RAGE
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY

Party Stage
12:00-12:45 DISILLUSION
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
18:45-19:45 NORTHER
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
00:45-01:45 HAGGARD

Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
21:25-22:10 MOONSORROW

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

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.

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Finntroll Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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):

AMON AMARTH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
COMMUNIC
CREMATORY
DARK FUNERAL
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORNENREICH
DORO
EISBRECHER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
FINNTROLL
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
HELRUNAR
HEVEIN
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
IN EXTREMO
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KRYPTERIA
MOONSORROW
NECROPHOBIC
SAMSAS TRAUM
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SIRENIA
TANKARD
TANZWUT

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Moonsorrow Reveal New Album Artwork

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.

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Moonsorrow Finishes Work On Album

MOONSORROW keyboardist Henri Sorvali has posted the following studio update at the band's official website:

Friday 11.8

'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. ;)"

- Henu

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Moonsorrow Sign New Deal With Spikefarm Records

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.

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Second Thryfing Vocalist At Heathen Crusdade

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.

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Shadow Cut Cancell Studio Session

SHADOW CUT, the Helsinki, Finland-based black/death metal band featuring drummer Repe F.W. Misanthrope (IMPALED NAZARENE) and bassist Mitja Harvilahti (MOONSORROW), have cancelled their studio recording session originally scheduled for March. "The reason is mainly their lack of time for practising and getting things ready in time," reads a press release from the group's record label, Firebox Records. "Also the band has thrown away half of the songs that were supposed to be on the second album as they weren't strong enough. The band wants to make sure that the second album will be better than the debut, so they will take all the time they need..."

SHADOW CUT released their debut album, "Pictures of Death", earlier in the year via Firebox. The CD was produced by Henri Sorvali (a.k.a. Trollhorn, FINNTROLL).

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Novembers Doom On Heathen Crusade Metalfest

Novembers Doom and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.

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Kalmah Confirmed For Rantametalli Festival

Kalmah has been confirmed for Finland's Räntämetalli Festival on November 12. The festival will be taking place November 11 and 12. Other bands set to play include Moonsorrow, Rotten Sound, Omnium Gatherum, Stam1na and Swallow the Sun. For more information, visit www.rantametalli.com.

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More Details On Finnish Dimebag Tribute

More details on the Dimebag tribute have been announced.

The tribute will take place at Rock 'n' roll Station, VR Makasiinit, Helsinki, Finland on January 15.
21.00 CR (ex-Condition Red)
22.30 The Scourger
23.30 Dimen Nimeen! (Dimebag tribute band)

Dimen Nimeen! tribute band will feature the following artists: More...

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Moonsorrow Completes New Album

The recording and mixing of the new Moonsorrow album, "Verisakeet," has now been completed.

The album will include the following tracks:

1. Karhunkynsi
2. Haaska
3. Pimeä
4. Jotunheim
5. Kaiku

For more info, visit the official page www.moonsorrow.com

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Moonsorrow Enter Studio To Record New Album

Finnish "epic heathen metallers" Moonsorrow have entered Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland to begin recording their new album, "Raah Raah Blääh", for an early 2005 release through the Spinefarm Records imprint Spikefarm. "This album is going to be a bit different release, as we thought not repeating ourselves musically and lyrically," stated guitarist/vocalist Henri Sorvali. "So, no more overlenghty boring songs and epic shit, but some seriously pure aggression, hate and even some politics. (!!!!) Some of you might think it´s not acceptable for taking a step forward (backward?) but might I remind you that it is us who decide the direction of the band, not you."

The complete track listing for the effort, according to the band, is as follows:
01. Kuolema Taidehomoille...Ja Muille
02. Puutarhurin Painajainen
03. Myin Lapsesi Jammu- Sedälle
04. Vitun Runkkarit Ja Muut
05. Saatanan Lehmä
06. Homo Jeesus
07. Saatanan Saksalaiset, Teistä Ei Oo Mihinkään
08. Shitter Limited On Maailman Paras Bändi (Feat. Vitummoista Pörinää)
09. Vapauttakaa Matti Nykänen
10. Matti Vanhanen On Homo Joka Ei Kestä Viinaa
11. Juutalaiskysymys?
12. Morjens!!!!
13. Anna Pillua Jonne Aaron
14. Vitun Verhoilijavitunmestari
15. Perspillu Ja Hyvät Vitut (Puh Runku)
16. Se Hyvä Biisi
17. Kumipaskiainen
18. Hakaristi On Oikeesti Kaunis
19. Bjarne Kallis Työnnä Risti Vittu Perseeseen
20. Ime Meisseliä Silikoni- Janita
21. Outro: Viikset

As previously reported, Moonsorrow will play a Bathory tribute gig at Klubi in Turku, Finland on October 22. Also appearing on the bill will be Hellbox. According to a posting on the group's web site, Moonsorrow 's set will consist of "the viking-era Bathory songs."

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Amoral Post 'Solvent' Sample MP3 Online

AMORAL, the Finnish melodic death metal band featuring MOONSORROW bassist Ville Sorvali, have posted an MP3 sample of a track called "Solvent" at this location. "Solvent" comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Wound Creations", due on May 17 through Rage of Achilles Records.

"Wound Creations" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.

Upcoming AMORAL shows: More...

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