BARREN EARTH Keyboardist Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT (Audio)

On February 12, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson of Finland's BARREN EARTH. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below.

BARREN EARTH is the new Helsinki, Finland-based project featuring members of KREATOR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and MANNHAI.

The band's full-length debut, "Curse Of The Red River", entered the official album chart in Finland at position No. 14.

"Curse Of The Red River" was released in North America on April 6, 2010 via Peaceville Records.

The cover artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH).

BARREN EARTH' debut four-song EP, "Our Twilight", was released on November 9, 2009 in Europe and November 17, 2009 in North America via Peaceville Records.

Formed in the fall of 2007, BARREN EARTH's music "combines elements of modern and traditional (death) metal with '70s prog rock and folk," according to the group's official bio. "Among the band's influences are artists like PARADISE LOST, OPETH, PINK FLOYD, JETHRO TULL and also some pioneers of Finnish prog. The members' individual backgrounds in many internationally known and acclaimed outfits is a testament to the quality of the band's music. These same backgrounds are obviously also echoed in BARREN EARTH's music."

BARREN EARTH is:

Mikko Kotamäki (SWALLOW THE SUN, EMPYREAN BANE) - Vocals
Janne Perttilä (RYTMIHÄIRIÖ, MOONSORROW session) - Guitar
Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI) - Guitar
Olli-Pekka Laine (MANNHAI, CHAOSBREED, ex-AMORPHIS) - Bass
Kasper Mårtenson (VENHO) - Keyboards
Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW) – Drums

For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.

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