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Ghoul Patrol

Formed: 2005
From: Uusimaa, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ghoul Patrol News

Below is our complete Ghoul Patrol 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.

Ghoul Patrol Unveils New Video

Finland's Ghoul Patrol has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Six Feet Under." Check out the Stetson-wearing, square dancing madness in the player below. "Six Feet Under" comes off the band's self-titled album, released last year through Spinefarm Records.

Ghoul Patrol is:

Vocals - Pekka Okuloff
Guitar - Jani Rapo
Drums - Petri Mäkipää
Guitar - Albert Orma
Bass - David Forder

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Finnish Metal Expo 2012 Day Two

With some after parties of legendary proportions at one of Helsinki’s many metal bars, I have to admit waking up was not so easy Saturday morning. And then I remembered it was day two of the expo, and went on my merry way back downtown. Day two of the expo would ring in the Finnish metal awards as well as many more bands, with the headliners today being Stam1na and Turisas. More...

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Metalheim Festival 2011

The week leading up to Metalheim festival was taut with anticipation, and excitement. The festival is hosted by the wonderful people at Metalheim Productions and takes place in two cities, Helsinki and Oulu. Each day featured five bands, and they travel between the two cities so we all partake in the epicness of the tour.

This year’s agenda boasted a fantastic lineup both days. Naturally, the week dragged on and on; and with a brand new Canon eos just waiting to be used, it felt like eternity until Friday. I finally arrived at Nosturi, and was lucky indeed to be able to interview Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow, and later met with Kari, Gunnar and Terji of Tyr. Read the interview with Ville Sorvali here, others coming soon! More...

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Ghoul Patrol Streaming New Album

Finland's Ghoul Patrol will be releasing a self-titled album on October 26th, 2011. The band has now teamed up with Imperiumi.net to stream a pre-listening session of the entire album. You can check out the release in the player below.

Ghoul Patrol - Ghoul Patrol by Imperiumi

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Ghoul Patrol Enters The Studio

Finland's Ghoul Patrol has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:

"Ghoul Patrol is stepping into the studio tomorrow, to record their first full-length album.

"We are all very excited and can't wait to start working on it. Stay tuned for some studio footage from these sessions.

"The album will probably come out during the fall, but more on that later."

You can also listen to Ghoul Patrol's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page, while previously posted drum cam footage from a Helsinki show is also available here.

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Ghoul Patrol Posts Drum Cam Footage

Ghoul Patrol has posted drum cam footage online of the band's Helsinki performance on April 21st, 2011. You can check out the video clip below.

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Ghoul Patrol Checks In From The Road

Ghoul Patrol has checked in with the following report from the "Dimebag Beyond Forever" tour:

"So, the Dimebag Beyond Forever tour started and the first three gigs was awesome! Seven to go! We hope to see a lot of people at the shows especially, because this is the last time the tour will be held.

"In other news, we recorded some new songs last month and one of them (Louisiana Pit) can be listened to, at our myspace. Also, the compilation album is in the prints! (finally...) So anyone who has been asking about CD's, now is the time to get one! The album will be also available at the DBF tour shows. See you on the road!"

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Ghoul Patrol Issues Band Update

Finland's Ghoul Patrol has issued the following update about recording new material and new tour dates:

"Hell Yeah! So, the Dimebag Beyond Forever tour starts tomorrow and we can't wait to get on the road! We hope to see a lot of people at the shows especially, because this is the last time the tour will be held.

"In other news, we recorded some new songs last month and one of them (Louisiana Pit) can be listened to, at our myspace. Also, the compilation album is in the prints! (finally...) So anyone who has been asking about cd's, now is the time to get one! The album will be also available at the DBF tour shows."

The upcoming Ghoul Patrol tour dates are as follows: More...

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Grendel Announces "Metallia Perkele!" Tour

Finland's Grendel has issued the following announcement about a second run of "Metallia Perkele!" tour dates:

"Metallia Perkele! tour hits the road for the second time. Grendel, Anger Cell and Ghoul Patrol have the honor to take care of the opening show on 15th of September 2010 at Semifinal (Helsinki, Finland). The rampage continues throughout Finland and this time the wild bunch kicks it up a notch and go roam around the Europe too. More shows will be confirmed later and the bands vary depending on venue, but here's a list of all groups involved: Grendel, Kiana, Anger Cell, Ghoul Patrol, Status Minor, Hammerhed, and Bill Skins Fifth."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

15.9.2010 Semifinal, Helsinki FINLAND
16.9.2010 Ravintola YO-Talo, Tampere FINLAND
17.9.2010 Baarikaappi, Pori FINLAND
18.9.2010 Blue Pool, Forssa FINLAND
24.9.2010 Drunk'n Monkey, Salo FINLAND
1.10.2010 Rocktown, Hämeenlinna FINLAND
4.10.2010 K17, Berlin GERMANY
6.10.2010 Exit Chmelnice, Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
7.10.2010 Viper Room, Vienna AUSTRIA
8.10.2010 Dürer Kert, Budapest HUNGARY
9.10.2010 Ifihaz, Miskolc HUNGARY
15.10.2010 Dante's Highlight, Helsinki FINLAND
16.10.2010 Pelikenttä, Hyvinkää FINLAND
22.10.2010 Morgan Kane, Mänttä FINLAND
23.10.2010 Hevimesta, Oulu FINLAND
29.10.2010 Ravintola Balls, Kajaani FINLAND
30.10.2010 Tivoli, Rovaniemi FINLAND

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Ghoul Patrol Announces New Vocalist

Finland's Ghoul Patrol parted ways with vocalist Jukka Pihlajaniemi back in June. The band has now announced that session singer Oku (Murdershock, Fleshred, ex-Chaos Infinitum) will be joining the band as the replacement vocalist. You can also check out Ghoul Patrol's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Ghoul Patrol Splits With Vocalist

Finland's Ghoul Patrol has checked in with the following update about parting ways with their vocalist:

"All right, Ghoul Patrol has parted ways with singer Jukka Pihlajaniemi. These things are never easy or nice, but sometimes these things happen. We wish Jukka all the best for the future. For now we will continue with a session singer. Oku (Murdershock, Fleshred) will be doing the gigs we have booked for the summer and in July we will start auditioning for a permanent singer."

The upcoming Ghoul Patrol tour dates are as follows:

6/18 2010 Semifinal Helsinki, Uusimaa , FI
7/1 2010 Virgin Oil Co. Helsinki, HKI
8/15 2010 Semifinal Helsinki, Uusimaa
10/1 2010 Rocktown Hämeenlinna
10/16 2010 Pelikenttä Hyvinkää, Uusimaa
10/29 2010 Ravintola Balls Kajaani, Kajaani

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Status Minor To Tour With Grendel

The 2010 edition of the Metallia Perkele tour is set to take place from September 15th to October 30th, with venues and locations to be announced. A teaser trailer for the tour can be viewed below. Further details on the tour can be found at this location. The currently announced roster is as follows: Grendel, Status Minor, Kiana, Ghoul Patrol, Anger Cell, Subscribe, and Hammered.

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Dead Shape Figure Announces First Show Of 2010

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has issued the following update about their first live show of the year:

"We are playing a special show with our friends Amoral and Ghoul Patrol next month in Vernissa, Tikkurila. The show is kind of 'special' for us cause it's gonna be probably our only Finnish-date for this fall. We're gonna play lots of new shit from our new album 'The Disease Of St. Vitus' which is not even released yet as you know so it's gonna exciting for us too. And the fact that we haven't rehearsed or even jammed together (except the new years-show) after the studio makes the show even...raw? ...or sloppy might be the better word. But tomorrow we are finally getting the new rehearsal space running so maybe we'll try to rehearse few times before the show...PSYCHE! Ps. News about the release date of 'The Disease Of St. Vitus' coming up soon..."

The details of the show are as follows:

3/26 2010 Vernissa Tikkurila, Uusimaa

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Ghoul Patrol Posts Scotland Tour Documentary

Finnish metallers Ghoul Patrol have posted a five part video documentary of their recent trip to Scotland. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Ghoul Patrol Streaming Entire New Album Online

Finnish death metallers Ghoul Patrol have issued the following announcement about streaming their entire new album online:

"Finally the 3rd Ghoul Patrol release is available! To celebrate that we've add all of the songs to our MySpace profile.

"You can also order 'The 3rd Death Manifest' from us by sending email to: band@ghoulpatrol.com

"The price is 5€ +postage fee. Enjoy the brutal death 'n' roll assault!"

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Ghoul Patrol Cancels Baltic Mini-tour

Finnish death metal band, Ghoul Patrol, has issued the following update regarding their recent tour cancelations:

"We're really sorry to announce that our Baltic mini-tour has been canceled due to reasons beyond the powers of the band. We'll try to get into Estonia and Latvia as soon as possible - now it seems though that this is probably going to take place in 2010."

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