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Frontiers Records has announced the signing of Cain's Offering for their debut album “Gather the Faithful,” to be released on August 28th in Europe and September 11th in the USA.
The band is the new artistic creation of Jani Liimatainen, the guitarist/songwriter formerly of Sonata Arctica and Altaria. In 2007 Jani parted ways with Finnish power metal act Sonata Arctica, a band he has contributed to found in 1996 and to which he devoted his full time and energy for more than 10 years.
Following his departure from one of Finland's biggest music exports in recent years, all eyes were set upon his newest creation: Cain's Offering. “After parting ways with Sonata Arctica, I took 'a leave of absence' from the metal circles, feeling that I had not much to offer at the time and that I needed a break to charge my batteries” states Liimatainen. “After a year or so the hunger to play metal returned with a vengeance, and so I decided to put together a new group of my own. I gave a call to a few friends, and voila: Cain's Offering! Cain’s Offering is a collaboration of a world-class musicians and one of the best singers in the world of Heavy Metal. All of these guys are handpicked from the very best the Finnish metal scene has to offer and I’m very proud to have them join me in this band.”
Joining Jani are vocalist Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius, Kotipelto), keyboardist Mikko Harkin (Solution.45, Mehida, ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Wingdom, ex-Kenziner), bassist Jukka Koskinen (Norther, Wintersun) and drummer Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (Paul Di'Anno).
Drawing its musical influence from both the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and a very modern heavy metal sound, Cain's Offering is a perfect example of today's living and breathing Finnish music scene. “To me Cain's Offering is a perfect combination of the things I value in music: beautiful melodies, emotions, top-notch musicianship and some kick-ass Metal! Basically it represents music as I like to hear it; every element is in its rightful place. I feel that what we came up with has all the traditional values, that so many metal-heads, myself included, hold so dear, but with a fresh new twist to it” says Jani. “Lyrically the songs deal with very basic, almost primal emotions and subjects most people will be able to relate to … and … there are absolutely no dragons allowed :)”
“Gather The Faithful” includes the following songs:
My Queen Of Winter
More Than Friends
Oceans Of Regret
Gather The Faithful
Into The Blue
Dawn Of Solace
Thorn In My Side
Morpheus In A Masquerade
Cain's Offering, which features Ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has issued the following announcement about recording their debut album:
"The mixing and mastering of the debut album, 'Gather The Faithful', has been completed!!! We've just delivered the album to our record label in Japan, and they've scheduled the release for end of July in Japan/Asia.
"We're right now concentrating on the following European/US release, which most likely will be end of August. We're in negotiations with a well-known label, and will soon be able to announce the deal and tentative release date.
"You can find more information on the album (song titles and recording credits) in the 'ALBUMS' section of this site.
"Around July 1st we'll be posting a few samples of the album for you to check out. We're very proud of this album and we're certain that you all will love it as well."
Ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen has announced the creation of a new band named Cain's Offering. The band will will also feature ex-sonata arctica member Mikko Harkin on Keyboards, Timo Kotipelto of Stratovarius on vocals, and Jukka Koskinen of Wintersun on Bass. Jani issued the following update about the band:
"Ookey folks, I promised you I'd give you some info about what I've been working on lately (for a year now actually..) The info about the new lineup was released on this months Burrn!-magazine, so I think it's time to make it official here as well. My new band is called Cain's Offering, the official website will be up and running hopefully already next week and you can find the Myspace-site here.
"I know the Myspace is very bare still, it's because I really suck at editing Myspace. I think I'll have someone do it for us so it looks more professional. I just set it up so
"a)there would be something and
"b)no one would beat me to it and register the name.
"So, there you go. Have fun guys, I'll let you know when the actual official website is up and running. Over and out."