KATRA, the Finnish gothic metal band named after its charismatric frontwoman Katra Solopuro, has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

With its self-titled debut, the band has already won over countless cross-genre fans in its native Finland. For the worldwide release, the vocals are to be re-recorded in English under the guidance of producer Risto Asikainen (STRATOVARIUS) at Jean Records Studio. This new version will also include two new tracks. Artist Janne Uotila (HIM) will be responsible for the CD's artwork.

The English version of "Katra" is scheduled for release mid-2008.

KATRA made headlines in Finland in January 2007 when the group's song "Tietäjä" — which qualified for the Finnish final in the Eurovision Song Contest — was dismissed by some as a "copy" of WITHIN TEMPTATION's "Jillian" (see below).

KATRA performing "Tietäjä" on Finnish TV:



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