TURISAS: New Song Posted Online

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have set a July 26 release date through Century Media Records for their debut album, "Battle Metal".

"Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of bands such as IN EXTREMO, FALKENBACH, NIGHTWISH and FINNTROLL," according to an official press release. Check out the title track in Real Audio format at this location.

Commented frontman Warlord Nygård: "Finally, after years of work we have something to present to all the people who have stood by our side so far and to all the ones to whom TURISAS is/will be an interesting newcomer. 'Battle Metal' is — as almost all debut albums tend to be — a collection of songs written during a six-year period between the founding year 1997 and 2003, but it doesn't suffer from the usual unevenness common to most debuts. From the first second to the last, 'Battle Metal' is powerful orchestrations, catchy folkishness and the glory and the brutality of the battlefields — all bound together by an open-minded approach and pure progressiveness. This album is definitely something fresh in the whole scene and we hope you will find it as powerful and inspiring as we do ourselves."

"Battle Metal" track listing:

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01. Victoriae & Triumphi Dominus (1:28)
02. As Torches Rise (4:51)
03. Battle Metal (4:23)
04. The Land Of Hope And Glory (6:22)
05. The Messenger (4:42)
06. One More (6:50)
07. Midnight Sunrise (6:14)
08. Among Ancestors (4:02)
09. Sahti-Waari (2:28)
10. Prologue for R.R.R. (3:09)
11. Rex Regi Rebellis (7:10)
12. Katuman Kaiku (2:22)

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