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Metsatoll Comments On "Aio" Album Sales

Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have issued the following statement about the sales of their fourth album:

"Äio has sold over 13,000 copies in three months. The album, sung in Estonian, is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands and other bigger markets, and up until today, already 7,000 copies have been sold in foreign markets. Local fans in Estonia have bought 6,000 regular or limited versions of 'Äio.' Also included in the results are the digital sales of both the full album as well as separate tracks. 'Äio' was released by the world's leading music company Universal Music's sister label, the metal-oriented Spinefarm Records."

Metsatöll's vocalist Markus Teeäär also added: "We are positively surprised at the sales figures, and also more convinced than before that Estonian audiences care about us as much as we care about them. The results from abroad, though, came as a true bombshell. It has to be said that were it not for the undaunted and hard work of Universal, we would not be seeing these figures now."

"As a record label, we are convinced that this is only the beginning of Metsatöll's success story, since for most of the world they are a new and totally fresh phenomenon. This year's plans for the band include a number of performances at several massive metal festivals of the world, as well as a couple of European tours," stated Leen Kadakas, label manager for Universal Music Baltic.

Metsatoll also commented on the band's upcoming Wacken appearance: "Come mosh with Metsatöll! One of the most important gigs for Metsatöll this year is the performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, taking place in August 5 -?7. W:O:A is the biggest festival for metal music in the world. Having started out in 1990 as an event with a couple of hundred of participants, it has by now grown into a massive festival with 70?80 bands, visited by more than 70,000 people. The list of performers this year contains a plethora of truly great acts such as Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper and Slayer. Metsatöll will perform on August 7th, the last day of the festival, at 5.45 pm. Those who wish to travel with us to Wacken, Germany, can join the trip despite the fact that the festival is sold out. Metal Travel Agency offers a package that includes the travel, a festival pass and a night in Poland on the return trip."

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