Finnish metallers BURNING POINT have finalized the details of their fourth album, "Empyre", for a February 2009 release via Metal Heaven. A total of 17 songs were recorded for the effort — 11 brand new originals, new versions of "Black Star" and "Lake of Fire" from the band's debut, "Salvation by Fire", and four cover songs featuring "great guests".
The "Empyre" artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco who has previously worked with such artists as ICED EARTH, AXEL RUDI PELL and BLAZE BAYLEY.
01. Intro / "The Godfather" Theme
03. Manic Merry-Go-Round
04. Face The Truth
05. Fool's Parade
06. Was It Me
07. Walls Of Stone
09. Cruel World
10. Blinded By The Darkness
11. Only The Wrong Will Survive
The first pressing of the album will be a limited edition with bonus tracks.
* 12. I'll Be Yours (KIRKA cover)
Taage (KILPI, ex-ALTARIA) on vocals
Riku Kukkonen (ex-KIRKA) on lead guitar
* 13. Nuclear Skies (THE RODS cover)
Guest: David "Rock" Feinstein (THE RODS, FEINSTEIN) on lead guitar
* 14. Let Go (Q5 cover)
Jonathan K (Q5, NIGHTSHADE) on vocals
Gabriele Palermo (TRAGEDIAN) on lead guitar
* 15. Gods Of Iron (RUNNING WILD cover)
Majk Moti (ex-RUNNING WILD) on lead guitars
BURNING POINT has announced the addition of keyboard wizard Pasi Hiltula (ex-KALMAH, ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) who also played keyboards on the "Salvation by Fire" and "Feeding the Flames" albums.
BURNING POINT lineup:
Pete Ahonen – vocals, guitars
Pekka Kolivuori - guitars
Jukka Jokikokko - bass
Pasi Hiltula - keyboards
Jussi Ontero - drums