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Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod at The Circus!

It was to be a more eventful Easter Sunday then most, as instead of the awkward family dinners and drinking binges at a dive bar, I was looking forward to spending an epic evening at The Circus in Helsinki for Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod. There would from that moment on be only small amounts of the required holiday binge drinking at a respectable venue, and in well supplied company!

Though much of the city was quiet, even a half hour before the sold out show was to be played there was a line well outside of the club area, and extending into the square. Red and Black facepaint, and warrior costumes were the attire of the night, it was easy to feel underdressed in a sea of war paint and leather. Drinking horns were clipped to belts and kilts (ie acceptable man skirts), as the Vikings of the city came out to pay tribute to their heroes.

There had been a late announcement only hours before the show that Petri Lindroos was having some painful issues with his hand, and would not be playing guitar that evening. Luckily the day was saved by Jukka Pekka Miettinen (Jukkis) (ex-Ensiferum, ex-Turisas, ex-ArthemesiA) and the sold out show would still occur as scheduled. More...

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Thaurorod Releases New Music Video "Overboard"

Finnish power act Thaurorod, now featuring Aeon Zen vocalist Andi Kravljaca and with Amberian Dawn members Emppu (guitars) and Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums), released the new music video "Overboard." The song is taken from new album "Anteinferno," which will be released December 20th via NoiseArt Records.

The track list for "Anteinferno" is:

1. Planet X
2. Heart of the Lion (track streaming over here)
3. Overboard
4. Far from Home
5. Victor
6. Marked for Diablo
7. For the Rose to the Grave
8. Anteinferno
9. Path
10. Riders of the Shires

"Overboard," which was directed by Anne Rajala, can be seen here: More...

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Thaurorod Streaming New Track "Heart Of The Lion"

Finnish power act Thaurorod, now featuring Aeon Zen vocalist Andi Kravljaca and with Amberian Dawn members Emppu (guitars) and Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums), is streaming the new track "Heart of the Lion." The song appears on the new album "Anteinferno," which will be released December 20th via NoiseArt Records. The album is the band's sophomore LP and the first to feature Kravljaca and keyboardist Harri Koskela (Dotma), who both joined in 2012.

The track list for "Anteinferno" is:

1. Planet X
2. Heart of the Lion
3. Overboard
4. Far from Home
5. Victor
6. Marked for Diablo
7. For the Rose to the Grave
8. Anteinferno
9. Path
10. Riders of the Shires

Check out "Heart of the Lion" here: More...

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Thaurorod Reveals New Album Details

Thaurorod's new album "Anteinferno" will be released in Europe on December 20th through NoiseArt Records and will be available as CD and download. In Japan, the record is due out December 11 via Spiritual Beast, also featuring an exclusive bonus track called "Japskin Syylä."

Pre-orders for the album are now available right here. Just like was the case with "Upon Haunted Battlefields," the cover artwork for “Anteinferno“ has been taken care of by Ken Kelly of Manowar fame.

Thaurorod's Pasi Tanskanen explains: “I found this masterpiece with all the strong colors of the flames and a warrior on a horse and thought it would fit perfectly, but also would reflect the battle themes and the theme of the last song which is about the world’s biggest horse breed, the Shire horse, which was used in medieval battles ages ago. So I would say it’s a pretty perfect cover for this album!”

The track listing is: More...

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Thaurorod Posts Studio Footage

Thaurorod has posted a video clip online of the drum recording process for the band's second album, which took place at Rockstar Productions in Hyvinkää, Finland last month. Check out the clip below. In other news, Thaurarod also announced the recruitment of new vocalist Andi Kravljaca back in October. More...

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Thaurorod Announces New Vocalist

Melodic metal warriors Thaurorod have been looking for a new singer, and now the search is over and the band is proud to announce the new singer will be Andi Kravljaca. Check out a video clip presenting the new vocalist below. Thaurorod comments:

"As you might know it hasn't been too easy for us with the previous vocalists. Facing a vocalist change is never easy and facing a lot of them is just something really hard for a band.

"We went through a lot of vocalist candidates and wanted to pick a guy who can really kill on stage and who is reliable and we can count on him to deliver his 110% input now and always. We wanted to find a guy who is not only our new vocalist but also our very last!

"We are so relieved to be able to announce our new vocalist finally! Ladies and gentlemen, the new frontman of Thaurorod is Andi Kravljaca! We made 2 shows with Andi in Finland warming up for Wintersun and everything felt amazing and we had so much fun together! He easily impressed the band and the audiences with his energetic performances on both shows...what a crazy dude on stage!"

Thaurorod will release a new album in 2013, with more info coming soon. More...

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Thaurorod Comments On Quest For Power

Thaurorod has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Quest For Power show:

"There have been some changes for Quest for Power event taking place on Saturday 29th October in Dom, Helsinki. Unfortunately Merging Flare had to cancel their performance. There will 2 other bands to back up for them: Domination Black and Adamantra. The new schedule for the evening will be:

21.10 - ADAMANTRA
22.05 - DOMINATION BLACK
23.00 - THAUROROD
24.00 – DREAMTALE

"Thaurorod will perform a brand new and unreleased song Ghost in Me from the upcoming 2nd album in Quest For Power! After the shows T-ROD is looking forward for some serious Halloween party with all of you there on Saturday so see you very soon! Buy your ticket from Tiketti."

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Thaurorod Working On New Album

Finnish power metallers Thaurorod are currently writing and finalizing the songs for their second studio album, which will be released early next year via NoiseArt Records. Before the release you can check out Thaurorod live at the Quest for Power event at Dom, Helsinki on October 29th.

Furthermore, the band has launched a brand new homepage, which can be found at this location. Commented the band: "Hello metalheads! The time has come for us to open our brand new websites! A huge thank goes to Mr. Gustavo Sazes for his brilliant design and layout and for making it all in a very short time! Hope you guys like the new websites and please give us a word in our guestbook which has been down for almost 1.5 years now! It hungers for your messages! :D Take care dudes & dudettes and see you on the road!"

The Quest For Power line-up will be:

Thaurorod
Merging Flare
Dreamtale

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Thaurorod Writing New Album

Thaurorod has issued the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:

"Thaurorod is currently writing and finalizing the songs for the 2nd studio album which will be released early next year via NoiseArt Records.

"Before the release you can check out Thaurorod live in Quest For Power event at Dom, Helsinki on 29th October. The band will present some new songs from the upcoming album live for the first time ever in Finland.

"Quest for Power line-up: THAUROROD - 22.00, MERGING FLARE - 23.00, DREAMTALE - 00.00. Tickets for the event are sold by TIKETTI at this location."

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Thaurorod Comments On Metalfest Shows

Thaurorod, which recruited a new keyboardist in March, has issued the following update about the band's upcoming Metalfest shows:

"Houdy houuuuuuuuuuu! Time to get back on the road again in the form of three Metalfest concerts...on Friday 27th May in Pratteln, Switzerland then 28th May In Dessau, Germany and 29th May Mining am Inn, Austria!

"Just had the last rehearsels before this minitour! Tomorrow morning we hit the airport and fly to Düsseldorf....with a little luck seems like the flights aren't even cancelled 'cause of that damn volcano ashes on the sky! So great! We are ready to rock and really looking forward to live shows!!!!

"So from Düsseldorf we are picked up and this time we are sharing the bus with a great band also from Finland Wintersun and legendary NWOBHM band Hell hailing from England! Will be fun..and it's the first time we share the bus with another Finnish band too so basically it's gonna be party party party! Well just kidding...partly! :D

"Okay metalheads see you very soon!!! We'll try to post something here during the weekend but at the latest on Tuesday next week!"

The band's stagetimes are as follows:

27th May / Metalfest - Pratteln, Switzerland: 17.35
28th May / Metalfest - Dessau, Germany: 14.00
29th May / Metalfest - Mining am Inn, Austria: 12.50

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Thaurorod Comments On Power Of Metal Tour

Finnish power metallers Thaurorod recently ended their tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The following statement was released by the band:

"We just came back home from the incredible Power of Metal tour and I can tell you it was so great in every way! It was nice to tour for the first time with Michele and to play for the great audiences allover Europe, thank you so much! Because of you we are impatiently looking forward to get back on the road again! Meanwhile it's time to start working on the 2nd Thaurorod album..."

Last week the band introduced new keyboardist Vili Ollila, and the group is currently in writing mode with a new album is expected to be released early 2012.

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Thaurorod Recruits New Keyboardist

Finnish act Thaurorod, which recently finished the Power of Metal tour with Symphony X and Nevermore, has announced the recruitment of new keyboardist Vili Ollila. Vili has worked as a professional keyboardist - live, studio and teaching - and played alongside
Finland's pop/rock/metal musicians: most recently with Raskasta Joulua ("Heavy Christmas") and Northern Kings projects.

Vili commented on joining the band:

"When I was asked to join the band very late in 2010, I had already other obligations signed & sealed for the early spring of 2011. After attending a few rehearsals with the guys, listening to some new kick-ass T-Rod tracks and sharing a stage with them prior to Power Of Metal tour really convinced me that I definitely want to be a part of a group this motivated and talented! Sadly, I couldn't attend the POM tour and that nearly broke my heart - still I'm glad that the guys understood my situation and I'd also like to extend my thanks to talented Mika Karjalainen who helped T-Rod out in their hour of need. I'm really looking forward to our next shows, especially at Metalfest and Metalcamp, and I'm also pretty stoked about the pre-production and finishing the songwriting process for the next T-Rod album. Full speed ahead! Hope to see you on tour anytime soon."

The band's statement about Vili joining the fold reads as follows: More...

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Thaurorod Posts "Power Of Metal" Tour Blogs

Thaurorod is currently on the "Power of Metal" tour alongside Symphony X, Nevermore, Pyschotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The band has now issued the following brief update about posting a series of tour blogs online with photos from the road:

"Hey folks! Take a look at Thaurorod's tour blog from the road at this location. Tonight Backstage, München boys and girls! See you there! Cheers."

You can still catch Thaurorod live on the following dates:

11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Thaurorod Announces Nummirock Appearance

Thaurorod has been confirmed to play the mid-summer metal festival Nummirock, which is set to take place from June 23rd - 25th, 2011. Other confirmed artists at Nummirock include The Haunted, Legion of the Damned, Amorphis, Eluveitie, Before the Dawn, Teräsbetoni, Norther, and more. For more information on the festival, head over to this location.

In just a few days Thaurord also starts the Power of Metal tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Thaurorod Comments On Power Of Metal Tour

Thaurorod will be embarking on the "Power of Metal" tour alongside Symphony X, Nevermore, Pyschotic Waltz, and Mercenary. You can check out the trailer for the tour at this location Thaurorod also commented on the tour:

"We are absolutely excited to hit the road together with these amazing bands! As you might know our line up have changed after our last tour we did with Sabaton and Alestorm. Our previous vocalist have been replaced with Italian gentleman Michele Luppi(ex-Vision Divine). We are sure to rock all 21 stages of Power of Metal tour like never before with this amazing front man!"

Thaurorod will also play the following warm up show with Terasbetoni:

12.02.2011 FIN - Oulu, Club Teatria (W/TERÄSBETONI)

The "Power of Metal" dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Power Of Metal Tour Trailer Posted Online

Rock The Nation has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Power of Metal" tour, which can be viewed below. Rock the Nation also commented:

"Under the promising banner 'Power of Metal,' Rock The Nation presents a double-headliner tour, which keeps the hearts of all metal-lovers pounding higher. Friends of pure, melodic, progressive and even traditional as well as modern metal-sounds can raise their fists up for triumph, finally they get their well-deserved load of metallic virtuosity. A view on the line-up breaks the camels back: Power of Metal brings you an exclusive package of the metal high-class-league. Following artists will show their musical power: Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, Mercenary, Thaurorod."

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Thaurorod To Play Metalcamp Festival

Thaurorod has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Metalcamp festival:

"Thaurorod is confirmed to play at Metalcamp 2011. It is absolutely great to play on this amazing festival with beautiful location in Tolmin Slovenia together with all the great bands as Blind Guardian, Accept, Kreator, Amorphis, Death Angel, Wintersun, Alestorm, Kalmah and many many more...

"We hope we can give something totally outrageous for the audience coming to see us to boost even more your mood on these headbangers holidays! Until then... take a listen to the new track 'Morning Lake' we just posted from the album! Thaurorod wishes you a magnificent year 2011!"

Additional details on the Metalcamp festival can be found at this location.

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Thaurorod Parts Ways With Vocalist Markku Kuikka

Finnish metal act Thaurorod has posted the following statement online, in which it announces that it has parted ways with vocalist Markku Kuikka and has replaced him with Michele Luppi. The statement reads;

"Markku left the band during our last tour we did with Sabaton and Alestorm and we had to finish the tour with a replacement singer.

"The reasons why Markku is not in the band anymore is his lack of abilities to perform and to make the show that we absolutely want to give to the audiences that comes to see us on stage. We need to continue with a guy who can make audience go crazy every single night!!!

"We are looking very much forward to our future shows and Power Of Metal tour with Michele! Come to give this Italian gentleman a warm welcome! We already played a show in Nosturi, Helsinki with him and it felt absolutely great to share stage with him!

"Sorry for it took so long to make this announcement about the vocalist situation as there have been a lot of speculation because we finished the last tour with a different vocalist than who is singing on the album. We just wanted to take the time to find the best possible singer for the band first and then announce the news.

"At the moment Thaurorod is composing new material for the second studio album. More updates on this will be posted in coming months."

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Thaurorod Posts New Song Online

Melodic metal band THAUROROD has posted online a new version of the song "Into The Realms Of Hidden Me," with the new vocalist Markku Kuikka. The version is a rather raw one, but the band promises more and better previews for the coming album, "Upon Haunted Battlefields."

"This demo song is 100% home-recorded and mixed/mastered. The song will have a new better mix in about two weeks and at the same time we will release the title song of the new album "Upon Haunted Battlefields". But take this just as demo version. The actual album versions will be completed during next year on Spring/Summer.

"The idea of releasing these demo songs is just to give you a track with Markku Kuikka on vocals to listen.
Anyway we hope you will enjoy what you hear and please give us a word!!!," says bassist Pasi Tanskanen.

The guitarist of the band, Emil Pohjalainen, has recently joined the ranks of AMBERIAN DAWN.

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Thaurorod Talks About Debut Album

Melodic metal band THAUROROD, who reviously produced two demos, has revealed some details on their upcoming debut full-length album in a recent blog posting:

"First of all, the album's title has now been decided. The title for the first album of Thaurorod will be 'Upon Haunted Battlefields.' Artwork for the album will be done by Henkka Villberg. The same guy who made the Artwork for 'Morning Lake' and 'Tales of the End.'

"We're still concidering about the studios that we want to use on mixing and mastering the album. However, the drums will be recorded at Studio Watercastle in the beginning of January.

"It seems like we will have to mix those two demo songs by ourselves and we are going to do that on the following weekend. So if all goes as planned we are able to send them for mastering on Monday!"

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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