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Status Minor

From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Status Minor News

Below is our complete Status Minor 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.

Status Minor Unveils Album Cover Artwork

Finnish progressive metal band posted the album artwork for the forthcoming sophomore release "Ouroboros" (seen below). The album is expected for release through Lion Music, in April 2012.

The band also recently posted the following album teaser video:

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Status Minor Post Album Teaser

Finnish progressive metal band posted an album teaser for the forthcoming sophomore release "Ouroboros." The album is expected for release through Lion Music, however, no release date has been announced.

Check out the album teaser here:

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"Embrace The Sun" Track Listing Announced

The full track listing for Lion Music's Japan benefit album "Embrace the Sun," which includes songs from Infinity Overture and Overdrive, has now been announced. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below. Further details on the project are available here.

DISC ONE
01. Mattsson – Mother
02. Milan Polak – End Of Time
03. Anthriel – Circle Of Life
04. Airless – Second Chance
05. Dreyelands – Life Is Worth The Pain
06. Ashent - Disappearance
07. Mastercastle - Sakura
08. Locomotive Breath - Rise Up (Perspective of The Common Man)
09. Grönholm - Believe
10. Marco Sfogli - Stand Alone
11. Mindsplit - Guardian Angel
12. Missing Tide - Falling
13. Infinity Overture - Do You Care?
14. Jennifer Batten - Sakura Season

DISC TWO
01. Overdrive - New Beginning (Arata Na Staato)
02. Emir Hot - Fear of the Storm
03. Venturia - On the Brink
04. Mistheria - Kibou
05. Section A - Survive
06. Status Minor - Drama
07. Mastermind - Time Stands Still
08. Tomorrow's Eve - Black Barren Lands
09. Iron Mask - Sons of the Sun
10. Astra - Voice from Within
11. Benny Jansson- Savior
12. Early Cross - Cairn
13. Winterlong - Failed Connection
14. The Lions - Embrace the Sun More...

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Status Minor Posts "Metallia Perkele" Tour Video

Finland's Status Minor has posted a video clip online from the band's "Metallia Perkele" tour, which can be viewed below.

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Status Minor Posts Studio Footage

Status Minor has posted a video clip online detailing the vocal recording sessions for the band's second album "Ouroboros," which can be viewed below.

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Status Minor Working On New Album

Finland's Status Minor has checked in with the following brief announcement about working on a new album: "Hello. We are working with OUROBOROS album now. I can say that it will be very solid piece of prog metal. I think we can show some audio clips soon. Cover art is almost ready ( by monowasp / Andre). But that is all now... Best wishes." You can also check out the band's music via the Status Minor MySpace page.

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Status Minor Comments On Metallia Perkele Tour

Finland's Status Minor has issued the following statement about the band appearing on the upcoming Metallia Perkele European tour in September and October:

"The upcoming Metallia Perkele 2010 tour will be a very special one for us and you will see a few well-known guests at many venues. First of all, the vocal duties of all the concerts before the gig in Kajaani on October 29th will be handled by mr. Antti Railio (Iron Age Remains, ex. Celesty). During that time, you can see Markku on Thaurorod’s World War Tour with Sabaton and Alestorm.

"There is still more! The two first gigs on the tour (Tampere and Pori) will also feature a guest star appearance behind the keyboards. Mr. Vili Robert Ollila, a keyboard maestro known from numerous metal acts like Northern Kings and Raskasta Joulua will substitute for Jukka while he is spending the weekend in the UK with Thunderstone. There are also some updates to tour-dates: new bookings and so forth. See you on the road!

"Ouroboros release postponed. For a multitude of reasons, Ouroboros release will be postponed to spring 2011. Our bass player Eero has broken his wrist at work. Also, Markku and Jukka’s other bands consume their time too much right now. The album will be released when the band can do so with 100% devotion to it, tours and promotion included."

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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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Status Minor Posts More Studio Footage

Finland's Status Minor is holed up in the studio recording their upcoming album "Ouroboros," which is set to be released this September. Status Minor has posted a fourth video clip online from the studio, which can be viewed below.

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Status Minor Posts More Studio Footage

Finland's Status Minor is currently recording their new album "Ouroboros," which is slated to be released this September. The band has now posted a third video update from the studio that can be viewed below. Status Minor also issued the following update:

"Guitar recordings at Cat Piss Studio are done. The equipment that we used for it is different than before. The sound will be damn lot better and the record a lot heavier. The session itself was relaxed. We took a break when we felt like it and ate food bought from the local shop's discount shelves. When the atmosphere at the studio is good and it smells a bit like shit, playing is at its easiest!"

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Status Minor Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Status Minor recently entered the studio to record the band's upcoming album "Ouroboros," which is currently slated for a September release. A second studio video has been posted online of a keyboard and guitar solo on the new album. The clip can be viewed below.

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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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Status Minor Posts More Studio Footage

Finland's Status Minor entered the Studio Audio on February 16th to record the new album "Ouroboros," which will be released in September 2010. A new studio video has been posted online of a keyboard and guitar solo on the upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Status Minor Reveals New Album Details

Status Minor entered the Studio Audio in Jyväskylä, Finland on the 16th of February to begin recording the sequel to their debut "Dialog," which was released in 2009. The man behind the sound will be Torsti Spoof. The new album "Ouroboros" release date is set for September 2010 right after which the band will embark on the Metallia Perkele 2010 tour to promote their new album all over the Europe.

Status Minor issued the following update about the album: "The band are immensely proud to announce that the visiting female singer to make an appearance on 'Ouroboros' is none other than amazing Anna Murphy of Eluveitie. She will lend her fantastic voice to the album and play the part of the female character of the 'Ouroboros' story."

A video clip from the recording sessions can be viewed below.

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