Former FINNTROLL Singer Joins SOULGRIND

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has announced the addition of former FINNTROLL singer Tapio Wilska as its new bassist. "We had our wild welcome party last Saturday and everybody is still in the state of shaking shock," reads a statement from the group. "Wet, wild and loud it was."

SOULGRIND recently entered D studio to begin recording their eighth album, "Pakana", for an October/November release. "Pakana" is the follow-up to "The Origins of the Paganblood", which was issued in January 2005 via France's Holy Records.

"Pakana" track listing:

01. Through the Gates of Desperation
02. The Soul of the Battle
03. Pakana
04. The Second over Tuoni's Realm
05. As Bronze May Be Much Beautified
06. Lost Gardens beyond the Sunset
07. Against the Grain
08. Northbound Reverend
09. The Path of Screams
10. Wheel
11. Frost Shines Blue

Check out the song "Through the Gates of Desperation" at the band's MySpace page.

According to the band, fans can expect to hear "55 minutes of beautiful, dark, powerful and melodic metal."

SOULGRIND's current lineup features:

Azhemin (THY SERPENT) - Vocals
Ms W Lilith (ex-LULLACRY) - Vocals
Lord Heikkinen (TWILIGHT OPHERA, GLOOMY GRIM, FIERCE) – Guitar
Tapio Wilska (ex-FINNTROLL) - Bass
Agathon The Beast (GLOOMY GRIM) - Drums
TByte (TWILIGHT OPHERA) - Guitar

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