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AMBERIAN DAWN Working On New Album

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have commenced work on a new studio album, to be released via Napalm Records. AMBERIAN DAWN's co-producer Mikko P. Mustonen is working with singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen and the band's composer Tuomas Seppälä on the vocal arrangements for the new songs. Commented Tuomas: "The new album is going to be ...

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ADAMANTRA To Release Sophomore Album In May

Finnish metallers ADAMANTRA will release their as-yet-untitled sophomore album in May. The band's original vocalist, Tuomas Nieminen, has reclaimed the position, returning to the band from a three-year absence (2011-2013). A teaser of for the forthcoming CD can be viewed below. Comments Nieminen: "The band is excited to get the work of many years out ...

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Finland's THE RAGGED SAINTS Completes Work On Debut Album

Finnish hard rock band THE RAGGED SAINTS has completed mixing its as-yet-untitled debut album at Sonic Pump Studios with Nino Laurenne. The CD is currently being shopped to interested record labels for a tentative late 2013 release. "It's cool; we formed the band less than a year and half ago and now we are at ...

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The First Chapter Of AMBERIAN DAWN's Story Is 'Closed'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have parted ways with singer Heidi Parviainen. Commented the band: "The first chapter of AMBERIAN DAWN's story is closed. The band and vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who has been a member of AMBERIAN DAWN from the beginning, have decided to part ways. "The decision to part company at the end of ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Cold Kiss' Video Released

"Cold Kiss", the new video from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, comes off AMBERIAN DAWN's fourth studio album, "Circus Black", which was released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Circus Black' Audio Samples Available

A three-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip featuring audio samples of "Circus Black", the fourth studio album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, is available below. "Circus Black" will be released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: More Guest Singers Announced For 'Circus Black' Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their fourth studio album, "Circus Black", in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. "Circus Black" features guest appearances by Tuomas Nieminen (ex- ADAMANTRA, THRONE ...

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ADAMANTRA Announces New Singer

Helsinki-based progressive metallers ADAMANTRA have announced the addition of vocalist Michael Henneken to the group's ranks. Gifted with a personal voice paired with a powerful range, he's got that rare capability for both painting melodic landscapes, and rocking hard he is the perfect fit for ADAMANTRA. Michael, being the former singer of the Finnish prog ...

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ADAMANTRA Parts Ways With Singer

Helsinki-based progressive metallers ADAMANTRA have parted ways with lead vocalist Tuomas Nieminen. Commented bassist/leader Jukka Hoffrn: "Although feeling a bit blue now, we intend to look forward. "This decision has not been easy, but we feel it to be the right one nonetheless. "Since day one, Tuomas has trodden a long road with us now ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Schedules CD-Release Concert

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will perform at their CD-release party on May 23 at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland. Support at the gig will come from ADAMANTRA and SOULCAGE. Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "The Clouds of Northland Thunder", the second album from AMBERIAN DAWN, are available for streaming using ...

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ADAMANTRA Signs With SOUND OF FINLAND RECORDS

Helsinki-based progressive metallers ADAMANTRA have inked a worldwide deal with Sound Of Finland Records. According to a press release, "The label is a brand new totally independent rock/metal label in Finland. ADAMANTRA is proud to be the first band to ever release a record on Sound Of Finland! After all, the man behind the label ...

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ADAMANTRA: Another Song Posted Online

Finnish progressive metallers ADAMANTRA have posted the song "Beyond Disillusions" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut album, which is currently being mixed by Mikko Mustonen (best known for his work with NORTHERN KINGS, a band consisting of members of NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA, among other groups). In other ...

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ADAMANTRA: Debut Album Sample Available

Finnish progressive metallers ADAMANTRA have posted the song "Shattered" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut album, which was recently mixed by Mikko Mustonen (best known for his work with NORTHERN KINGS, a band consisting of members of NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA, among other groups). ADAMANTRA is about to ...

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