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Barren Earth Comments On Recent Tour Dates And Winning Metal Awards

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Finnish prog/death metal ensemble Barren Earth has wrapped up the band’s first ever North American tour, the “Finnish Metal Tour 2,” in February and March. The group was also awarded “Newcomer of the Year” at the Finnish Metal Awards and “Debut of the Year” at the Metal Storm Awards.

Barren Earth bassist, Olli-Pekka Laine, stated, "Barren Earth’s first tour happened recently in US and Canada. Besides the good times we had among the group members and the other bands on the bill, it was fantastic to sense the positive vibrations from audiences all over North America. When we entered the stage to play the first gig in Orlando, we really didn't know what to expect. But since then, until the last show in Raleigh, audiences didn't let us down even once. I truly hope that the feeling was mutual. Thanks to all the people who appeared at the gigs!

"During the tour we found out that Barren Earth has been ranked to the #1 newcomer of the year in Finnish Metal Awards. That evening we had a real reason to do some epic celebration... Another day we received an e-mail from our manager, where he told that our first album Curse of the Red River has won the Best Debut Album category in our Metal Storm Awards 2010. Another good reason to throw up an insane party!

"I guess we never got over with it... Even though we've been around since the early 2008, it seems like the 'rookie'-label won't be worn off that easy. In some sense it's quite flattering! So great thanks to everyone who has bought the album and voted for it. Stay cursed and see you on tour!"

Barren Earth is currently writing new material for its sophomore effort, which the band hopes to release later this year on Peaceville Records. You can also check out the band's final road report from the recent North American tour at this location.

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