Finnish power metal band CELESTY has issued the following update:
"CELESTY will release their fourth full-length album on March 11, 2009 through the Finnish Spinefarm Records. The album bears the name 'Vendetta', and Samu Oittinen began the mixing of the album in the beginning of December. It is a daunting task: At times there are over 300 tracks playing. The epic soundscape is reinforced by an orchestra compiled of the musicians of the Tampere City Orchestra, and a professional choir. The orchestration and the choir parts were arranged and produced by the conductor Kalevi Olli, renowned for instance for his work with the Finnish National Opera."
Commented drummer Jere Luokkamäki: "We started working with Kalevi last spring. After various setbacks we were indeed able to include on 'Vendetta' everything that we had dreamed of for the entire ten-year career of CELESTY: a real orchestra and a choir! A lot of blood, sweat and tears have been shed and the band has suffered through some of the most critical times of its career, but now finally we can breathe freely. It has been almost three months since we wrapped up the recordings, and now that the mixing has finally started we can with pride reveal that CELESTY is making Finnish recording history: Over 300 tracks makes 'Vendetta' one of the most massive albums recorded entirely in Finland."
CELESTY's new CD will feature eleven tracks and over sixty minutes of music.
"Vendetta" track listing:
02. Euphoric Dream
04. Like Warriors
05. Autumn Leaves
06. Feared by Dawn
07. Lord (Of This Kingdom)
08. New Sin
09. Dark Emotions
10. Fading Away
11. Legacy of Hate Pt. 3
- Shadow Land
- Chaos and Destruction (instrumental)
The CD will feature guest appearances by Stephan Lill (VANDEN PLAS) and Elias Viljanen (SONATA ARCTICA). Suvi-Tuuli Dietrich (ESCAPE) has contributed female vocals to the album.
CELESTY's third full-length effort, "Mortal Mind Creation", was released on October 30, 2006 via Dockyard 1.
CELESTY vocalist Antti Railio last year competed in the Finnish "American Idol"-style show called "Idols".