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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have announced plans to perform on final concert as a tribute to late frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken, who tragically passed away in January. The concert, dubbed "Heidra Valfar", will take place on Friday, September 3 at the Rockefeller Arena in Oslo, Norway.
"The 3rd of September would have been Valfar's 26th birthday, and we would like to honour his memory by doing one last show," the band said in a statement. "Sture will be doing most of the WINDIR vocals. We are also glad to announce that 3 bands will be joining us this night. ENSLAVED, FINNTROLL and MINDGRINDER will be doing shows in honour of Valfar. The 3rd of September will also be the release date of the last WINDIR album, out on Tabu Recordings."
Tickets for the "Heidra Valfar" concert can be purchased at www.billettservice.no beginning on Saturday, March 27.
As previously reported, WINDIR's forthcoming CD will be a two-disc set. The first CD will include new material, unreleased material, tribute songs from other bands and live tracks, while the second CD will be a compilation of the music made by Valfar. It will include tracks from the first demo, "Sognariket", to the last album, "Likferd". All proceeds from this CD will go directly to Valfar's family.
Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have posted the cover artwork for their new single, "Tale of Revenge", at this location
"Tale of Revenge" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Iron", due on April 19 through Spinefarm Records. In addition to the title cut, the "Tale of Revenge" single features ENSIFERUM's cover version of METALLICA's "Battery".
The follow-up to 2001's "Ensiferum", "Iron" was recorded last summer at Sweet Silence studios in Copenhagen, Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY).
As previously announced, ENSIFERUM will be embarking on a European tour with FINNTROLL beginning on April 14 in London, England. The band hasn’t yet found a replacement member/members for singer/guitarist Jari. However a stand- in has been found for the European tour. Vocals and guitars are played by NORTHER’s Petri Lindroos.
The Gates Of Metal 2004 festival is scheduled to take place on July 31st in Hultsfred, Sweden. The latest acts to be confirmed for the festival include: SENTENCED, DRAGONFORCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION.
The confirmed list of acts scheduled to perform currently includes: SENTENCED, DRAGONFORCE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, RUNNING WILD, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, PAGAN'S MIND and ARISE.
More acts will be announced soon. Tickets for Gates of Metal 2004 are available at Ticnet . A ticket costs 550 SEK (+ fee). Camp site for tents is included in the ticket price.
The Finnish Folk/ Black metal force FINNTROLL have confirmed that they will perform at Piorno Rock in Spain on Feb 28th and Waldrock in The Netherlands on June 19th.
Finntroll have set release dates for their forthcoming EP and full-length CD. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop Studio, Savonlinna, Finland in November 2003 by Tuomo Valtonen, produced by keyboarder Trollhorn himself and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki (FIN).
Up first is the mini-CD Trollhammaren (meaning Trollhammer), due out on March 15th, which features the following tracklisting: ‘Trollhammaren’, ‘Hemkomst’, ‘Skog’, ‘Försvinn Du Som Lyser’, ‘Helvete’.
Nattfödd (meaning Nightborn), the new full length album, will be released on April 19th and features the following tracks: ‘Vindfärd / Människopesten’, ‘Eliytres’, ‘Fiskarens Fiende’, ‘Trollhammaren’, ‘Nattfödd’, ‘Ursvamp’, ‘Marknadsvisan’, ‘Det Iskalla Trollblod’, ‘Grottans Barn’, ‘Routas Vaggvisa’.
FINNTROLL will be on the road in Europe with ENSIFERUM and THE WAKE. Dates are as follows: