Finnish gothic rock act ENTWINE has parted ways with keyboardist Riitta Heikkonen due to "personal reasons." "From now on the band will continue as a quintet, without planning a replacement for Riitta," the group writes on its web site.
As previously reported, ENTWINE has lined up the following dates during the coming months:
Dec. 15 - Madrid, SPA @ Sala Caracol
Dec. 16 - Barcelona, SPA @ Sala Mephisto
Dec. 30 - Tampere, FIN @ Klubi
Jan. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Jan. 19 - Mikkeli, FIN @ Kulttuurikeskus Töpäri
Feb. 03 - Väärä, FIN @ Tuomio Haapavesi
Feb. 23 - Ähtäri, FIN @B-52
ENTWINE's second single, "Chameleon Halo", from the band's fifth studio album, "Fatal Design", entered the national chart in the group's home country at position No. 15. The single contains the title cut backed with an unreleased song called "In Delight", an outtake from the "Fatal Design" sessions.
ENTWINE has posted the video for its song "Surrender" at this location. The clip was shot with director Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi AB.
"Fatal Design" was released in September in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux via Century Media Records through a licensing deal with Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Petrax and Groveland studios by ENTWINE drummer Aksu Hanttu and producer Janne Joutsenniemi (STONE, SUBURBAN TRIBE). The album was mixed at Finnvox by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM).