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Barren Earth Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Barren Earth.
The Finnish metal heroes of Barren Earth have now released a second opus in which prog rock violently collides with extreme death metal, titled "The Devil's Resolve" (reviewed here). Now that the metal masses have had time to digest "The Devil's Resolve," I got in contact with guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö to see what he had to say about the band's latest output, how the overall fan reaction has been, and what Barren Earth has in store for the metal world in the future. More...
Just finishing a stint holed up in Helsinki’s Sonic Pump Studios, the gentlemen from Finnish super group Barren Earth are cooking up a slice of new progressive death metal tracks to be served to the hungry metal masses this coming Fall.
As Barren Earth finished recording and sent the tracks off to Dan Swano for mixing, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö about the follow-up to the band's debut album "Curse of the Red River" (reviewed here).
Sami explained the recording process for the album, discussing the band's debate on deciding which of the 12 recorded songs will actually end up on the release, and also revealed the guest musicians from Korpiklaani and Finntroll who make an appearance on the album. More...
It's been nearly a year since the prog laced death metal atom bomb "Curse of the Red River" was dropped on the world, and for much of that time North American fans were denied the chance to see Barren Earth rock the songs live. That oversight was rectified with the Finnish Metal Tour 2, in which the super group was finally able to alternate between destroying fan's ear drums with blasting death metal and then soothing things over with melodic proggy passages.
Barren Earth keyboardist Kasper Martenson found the time to chat with me about the tour as the band worked its way through the U.S. and Canada with fellow acts Finntroll, Rotten Sound, and Ensiferum.
During our talk, Kasper discussed hitting the road in the U.S. for the first time with the band, gearing up to record a sophomore album, and the direction Barren Earth will be going with new music in the future. More...
Newly formed Finnish death metallers Barren Earth are set to release their new EP “Our Twilight” on November 9th in Europe and November 17th in the US through Peaceville Records. The group consists of current and former members of Swallow the Sun, Amorphis, Moonsorrow, and Kreator. Samples from the EP and more information on the band can be found at their MySpace page and mini-website. Barren Earth’s bassist Olli-Pekka Laine spoke with me about the new EP and the group’s plans for touring in support of their upcoming full-length album. More...