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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow

Formed: 1991
From: Pudasjärvi, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Eternal Tears Of Sorrow 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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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Announces New Single

Eternal Tears of Sorrow will release a digital 2-track single titled "Dark Alliance" worldwide (excluding Japan and Finland) on February 8th, 2013. The following songs are featured on the single:

1. Dark Alliance
2. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels

The single is a precursor to the band's new album "Saivon Lapsi," which was recorded at the Tico-Tico Studio with Ahti Kortelainen and Janne Tolsa in spring, 2012. It was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila. The album will be released on February 22nd via Massacre Records. More...

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Releases New Video

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow has released a new music video for the track "Swan Saivo," which can be viewed below. The new album "Saivon Lapsi" is due for release on February 22nd, 2013. The band also commented:

"And here we are our beloved fans: We would like to present the first official video 'Swan Saivo' from the upcoming album and wish you all the happiest new year 2013! Are you prepared to step down below the dark waves...down to Saivo?"

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Posts New Album Update

Finnish symphonic death metal band Eternal Tears Of Sorrow posted an update on the band's forthcoming seventh release, yet untitled. The impending album is the follow up to 2009's "Children of Dark the Waters."

On the recently lanunched Official Website, guitarist Jarmo "Webmaster" Puolakanaho posted the following update:

"Welcome to our site, welcome 2012!

Happy new year 2012 guys and gals! The year 2011 was intriguing for us. We recorded the first half of the forthcoming album. If everything had gone as planned, we would have had our seventh album almost finished by now. However, due to some unfortunate incidents, the second recording session has been rescheduled to next spring.

But anyway, 2012 is going to be an exciting year for us, and we're probably going to have some exciting news next year! We hope your year will be great, too!"

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Issues Recording Update

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow has checked in with the following brief update from the studio about the band's progress recording new material:

"Greetings from the studio! All vocals for the first session were recorded during the weekend and all we can say: Sounds damn heavy! We decided to celebrate the milestone with couple of beers and by diving into arctic snowball pool."

Eternal Tears of Sorrow has also posted more photos from the recording studio via the band's Facebook profile at this location.

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Records New Songs

Eternal Tears of Sorrow has checked in with the following announcement about recording six new songs for an upcoming release:

"As we already told on our Facebook page, we have finished our first recording session at Tico-Tico Studios. We are recording this album in two main sessions + some extra sessions throughout this year. This way has proven to be the best for us and our timetables and we've been using the same 'take it slowly, make it good' method ever since our comeback in 2005.

"What we did during the past weeks was recording the basic tracks for six songs. Now, it's time for a short summer holiday after which we're going to do the vocals and the keyboard tracks, and, of course, to write more new songs for the second main recording session, which is going to take place at the end of this year.

"Trying to verbally describe the new songs is like trying to draw how they sound like. And even if we somehow managed to describe how the new songs sound like, they only represent one half of the forthcoming album.

"Anyway, it has been announced that we're going to play our second (and last) gig in 2011 at Jyrkka Festival in Pudasjärvi. Which is nice, as this band was formed in the very same town and as a matter of fact, we played our very first gig on the same stage fourteen years ago. And now, after eleven years, we're coming back to our original home town. Nice."

You can also find photos from the studio at the Eternal Tears of Sorrow Facebook page here.

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Checks In With Band Update

Eternal Tears of Sorrow has issued the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"Hello guys and gals, it's been a long time since we've been writing a blog entry here, so I suppose it's time to summarize what we've been doing during the past 12 months. We started our Finnish / European tour a year ago with several gigs here in Finland. You know, between 2001 and 2008, we only played four gigs(!) of which only one took place outside Oulu, our hometown(!!). There were a lot of reasons for not playing live shows during that time, and the most important reason was that between late 2001 and late 2004, we were in an inactive state - in short, this band didn't even exist at that time.

"But during the last 12 months, we've been doing more gigs than ever (excluding the year 2000 that was an exception in many ways). So, thanks to all who came to see us in Finland, Romania and Russia! We still have one more gig this year - Hamburg in a couple of weeks. There may be a gig or two next year, but we want to work on our next album in 2011.

"Currently, we're writing new songs. We already got a lot of 'em but you know, there's always room for new great songs. We have several ideas on how the next album should sound like... I can't tell you guys much about the ideas but let's just say we (once again) want to be versatile and try to to something new. We also want to make the album heavier, more extreme, more beautiful, more atmospheric than ever before.. Well, not in one song but as a whole. More...

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic death metal band Eternal Tears of Sorrow has posted their latest music video for “Summon The Wild.” The performance footage for the clip was directed, filmed and edited by Anssi Lautjärvi at S-Osis in Turku, Finland.

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Ava Inferi Confirmed For OST Mountain Festival

Portugal's Ava Inferi is the latest act to be confirmed for Romania's OST Mountain Festival, which takes place from August 6th - 8th. A teaser trailer for the festival can be viewed below. Ava Inferi also issued the following statement:

"As we previously announced, Ava Inferi is one of the headlining acts confirmed for the 1st edition of Ost Mountain Fest, taking place in Busteni, Romania 6-8th of August. We are very happy to be a part of this Festival, which also is dedicated to 'raise awareness among general population regarding the environment' according to the press release. Other acts confirmed are Negura Bunget, Belphegor and Eternal Tears Of Sorrow."

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Announces Finnish Shows

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow has announced the following Finnish shows:

October 10th @ Dante's Highlight, Helsinki (w/ CURIMUS).
October 16th @ S-Osis, Turku (w/ Sólstafir and Frostbitten Kingdom).

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Issues Band Update

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow has issued the following band update:

"Hello guys & gals!

"The summer's here. We have been rehearsing with our new guitarist, Mika Lammassaari, for 2½ months now and things are going very smoothly. We still have no official live show dates (as most of Finland is having its summer holiday right now) but we should come up with them soon. In addition, we're trying to get many foreign live shows, too.

"And we have started writing new material, too, but it's far too early to write anything about it..."

Audio samples from the band's latest album "Children of the Dark Waters" can also be heard on their MySpace page.

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Streaming New Songs Online

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow are currently streaming several audio samples online from their latest album "Children of the Dark Waters." The samples can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Parts Ways With Guitarist

Eternal Tears of Sorrow has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their guitar player:

"Unfortunately, we have to announce that our solo guitarist Risto Ruuth has left Eternal Tears of Sorrow. The situation came to us as a total surprise. We have no information on the reasons or the background behind his decision. We received Risto's a unilateral declaration a week ago.

"During the past week, we have done everything possible to find a replacement in time so that we could make it to do the confirmed live dates according to the previously established timetable. Unfortunately, it has proven to be an exceedingly difficult task with this schedule, and thus it will affect the confirmed live dates.

"Eternal Tears of Sorrow will get on the stage as soon as the hole in the line-up has been refilled. More information on this topic will be published shortly.

"At the same time, we announce the search for solo guitarist for the band. The guitarist we're looking for should be diverse, full of ideas and creative. Above all, his feet should be firmly on the solid ground, he should motivated to the task, and should be able to manage the role of the solo guitarist in our band.

"If you are interested in this mission, send free-form application, info-packet and the call audio samples or video form, to: eternaltears2009[at]gmail.com"

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Reveals New Album Details

Finland's Eternal Tears of Sorrow has named their sixth album as "Children of the Dark Waters" (cover).

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Children of the Dark Waters (Act II)
2. Baptized by the Blood of Angels
3. Tears of Autumn Rain
4. Summon the Wild
5. Sea of Whispers
6. Midnight Bird
7. Diary of Demonic Dreams
8. When the Darkest Night Falls
9. Nocturne Thule

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Parts Ways With Drummer

Finland's Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have issued the following announcement regarding line up changes:

"Petri Sankala (drums) has left the band. The reason for this mutual decision is Petri’s back pain that hasn’t allowed him to play drums 100% during the past two years. None of us has bad feelings whatsoever and we wish Petri all the best!" More...

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Tacere Reveals New Line-up

The new female singer of the Finnish melodic metal masters Tacere is "Taiya R." from Tampere, Finland. She was selected after a long application process lasting for over 6 months.

Tacere also hired a new keyboard player, "Veli-Matti Kananen", who is best known for playing with bands such as Poisonblack and Eternal Tears of Sorrow.

Here is what the band's leader "Karri Knuuttila" had to say about the situation:

"We were astonished about the huge amount of singers applying for the band from all around the world. Making a decision about the new singer was hard as there were a lot of talented applicants, some of who already had existing publicity and status. But in Taiya we found the perfect singer: She is extremely talented, looks killer, has a very cool attitude & stage presence and most importantly her personality fits the band perfectly. Now with the new line-up the motivation of the band is higher than ever and we're really excited about the future of our band."

Tacere is planning to enter the studios in February 2009 to start recording a follow up for the 2007 debut album "Beautiful Darkness." The release date has yet to be announced as the band is still looking for a proper partner to release the album with. The band will also have the first live performance with the new line-up already during this month in Helsinki, Finland.

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Eternal Teears Of Sorrow Becomes A Six-Piece Band

Finnish melodic death metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW has announced the addition of vocalist Jarmo Kylmänen to the group's ranks. The group says, "Jarmo K has been our 'sixth member' since late 2005, helping us with songs, melodies and his voice on 'Before The Bleeding Sun' and all the gigs after our comeback."

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW recently inked a new recording deal with the Finnish label KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy. The group is currently recording its sixth album, which is tentatively expected in April 2009. As was the case with the band's previous five LPs, the forthcoming effort is being recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland. The as-yet-untitled CD has already been licenced to Massacre Records (which will be release the album in Europe excluding Finland) and Marquee/Avalon (which will make the record available in Asia).

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW fans will get a chance to hear some of the band's new material during the group's appearance at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki in February 2009.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW's current lineup:

Janne Tolsa - Keyboards
Petri Sankala - Drums
Altti Veteläinen - Vocals, Bass
Risto Ruuth - Lead Guitar
Jarmo Puolakanaho - Guitar
Jarmo Kylmänen - Vocals

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Signs to KHY Suomen Musiik

Finnish melodic death metal band Eternal Tears of Sorrow have signed a new recording deal with KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy, a Finnish label. At the moment, the band is doing pre-production for their sixth album that will be released in March 2009. As with the previous five albums, the album will be recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland.

During their fourteen-year-long career, the band has cemented their reputation as one of the finest metal acts, which has already opened doors for the band; it's still almost a year before the album is going to be released, and it has already been licenced to Massacre Records (who will be release the album in Europe excluding Finland) and Marquee/Avalon (who is going to release the album in Asia).

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Begins Writing New Album

Guitarist Jarmo Puolakanaho of the reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW has issued the following update:

"It's already April. Weird how fast time flies. It's fourteen years since ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW was officially formed when recording 'The Seven Goddesses of Frost' promo/demo tape. Even though a lot of things have happened us during these fourteen years, the core of the band — the songwriting process — is and feels the same."

"The songwriting process for our sixth album is doing well and we're expecting the album to come out in the first quarter of the year 2009. Stay tuned for more news!"

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Post Live Videos Online

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW has launched a YouTube page containing footage from its December 31, 2006 appearance at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. Check it out at this location.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW utilized the services of two session musicians for their Oulu concert. Petri Sankala (drums) had an ankle-related accident last fall and was unable to play the show. His duties were handled by Tuomo Laikari, best known from RAUTAVAARA INC. Janne Tolsa (keyboards) was busy preparing his other band, TAROT, for its Central European tour and was replaced at the gig by Veli-Matti Kananen. More...

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New Eternal Tears of Sorrow Album Artwork Online

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have uploaded the cover artwork for their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", due in Finland on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. You can check it out at this location.

"Before the Bleeding Sun" was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi and at Note-On Studios in Kuopio and marks the group's first release to feature lead guitarist Risto Ruuth (also in SCYRON) and keyboardist Janne Tolsa (also in TAROT).

Commented the band: "The album is damn heavy but still more diverse and more melodic than any of our previous albums. The whole process has rarely been so easy and rewarding for us before, all the pieces really clicked together this time."

"Before the Bleeding Sun" track listing:

01. Sweet Lilith of My Dreams
02. Another Me
03. Red Dawn Rising
04. Upon the Moors
05. Sakura No Rei
06. Sinister Rain
07. Lost Rune of Thunder
08. Tar Still Flows
09. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act I: Before the Bleeding Sun)

Guest vocalists: Lead vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen (SCYRON) and Miriam "Sfinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET). Backing vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen, Miriam Renvåg, Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA) and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT).


Altti Veteläinen (vocals, bass)
Jarmo Puolakanaho (guitar)
Risto Ruuth (lead guitar)
Janne Tolsa (keyboards)
Petri Sankala (drums)

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