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Below is our complete Aittala 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.

Aittala To Release "Effigy" Album

Aittala is set to release third full-length album "Effigy" on June 17th, which follows 2011’s "Haunt Your Flesh."

"Effigy" consists of 10 songs; seven brand new hard and heavy Aittala tracks along with a re-imagining of three songs from the 1993 demo "Selling Heaven."

“Originally, ‘Effigy’ was meant to be a 4-5 song EP,” vocalist/guitarist Eric, explains. “But we had seven completed songs that we felt were all strong. We just decided to record all seven of them, then figure out how to release them later.”

Since seven songs seemed an awkward number to release at one time, Eric came up with a creative solution. “Since I had the original ‘Selling Heaven’ tracks digitized (from the 16-track reel), I thought it would be pretty cool re-record everything using only the original drum and bass tracks and release them as fresh versions. This is giving me the opportunity to release versions of those songs how they were originally intended to sound if I had the time, money and technology when they were originally recorded.”

With regards to the new songs that make up the bulk of the new album, Eric states “I’m very excited for people to hear the new material. I feel they’re the best Aittala songs released. The song writing is moving the sound in heavier direction with more of a focus on guitar-driven metal. In the last couple years I've been finding myself listening to heavier bands and those influences have been creeping into the way I'm approaching my song writing. But even with the heavier sound, the songs will keep the unique sound that Aittala has been complemented on.” More...

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Bloodsoaked Posts New Video

US death metallers Bloodsoaked are gearing up for the 2014 "Consuming Europe" tour with Short Fuse, Insatanity, Aittala and Age Of Ares.

The tour, which kicks off on Thursday, April 3rd in Berlin, Germany, comes ahead of the release of Bloodsoaked's forthcoming album, "Religious Apocalypse," due out later this year on Comatose Music. The title track from the album has been posted as an official music video and is playing below. The "Consuming Europe" 2014 Tour dates are as follows:

3-April - Berlin, Ger @ Blackland
4-April Weissenfels, Ger @ Schlosskeller
5-April Greifswald, Ger @ Klex
6-April Katowice, Pol @ Pub Korba
7-April Poznan, Pol @ Klub u Bazyla
8-April Leipzig, Ger @ 4Rooms
9-April Amsterdam, NL @ The Cave
10-April Paris, FR @ Le Klub
11-April Renchen, Ger @ Come-Inn
12-April Winschoten, NL @ Boelies Pub

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Aittala Post New Music Video For "Juliet"

Aittala has posted the first new music video online from the band's new album, "Haunt Your Flesh." The video is for the song "'Juliet" and was directed by Blake Faucette (All Aces Media) and Justin Reich (The Antimatter Studio). Check it out below:

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

The weekend is fast approaching, and the Rock Band Network is going to make sure you've got enough music to rock on until Monday morning. The most notable metal additions this week on the Xbox 360 include Aittala, Norma Jean, and Wargasm. Coming soon to the PS3 are tracks from Winds of Plague and Clutch. The complete list of 360 tracks added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Aittala - Filthy Dog
Assembly of Dust - Pedal Down
deBaser - Happy Little Tune
HourCast - Attraction
Mason Douglas feat. Blue Morning - Right Now Romeo
Norma Jean - Leaderless and Self Enlisted
Norma Jean - Deathbed Atheist
Widespread Panic - Ain't Life Grand (Live)
Asking Alexandria - The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
C.J. Ramone - Do It To Me
Free Spirit - Until the Night
No Justice - Love Song
Rose of Jericho - Take Me Away
Kramus - Embrace Your Rage
Wargasm - Jigsaw Man
XTT - Come Along
Sullivan DeMott - Here and Gone More...

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