"Nocebo", the fifth album from Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. The CD has already been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.
STAM1NA will be presented with gold plaques for "Nocebo" on February 18 during their appearance at the Finnish Metal Expo where they will also perform the album in its entirety.
"Nocebo" was released on February 8 via Sakara Records. The CD was recorded at Petrax studios with producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, BAD RELIGION, APOCALYPTICA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WOLFMOTHER).
"Nocebo" track listing:
02. Valtiaan uudet vaateet
03. Tavastia palamaan!
04. Puolikas ihminen
09. Ei encorea
10. Arveton on arvoton
The digipack version of "Nocebo" comes with an extended booklet and a DVD containing a half-hour "making-of" documentary, filmed at Petrax studios and produced by STAM1NA's bassist, Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki.
STAM1NA will promote the release of "Nocebo" by embarking on a spring 2012 tour of Finland, dubbed "Irti arjesta".
For an updated list of tour dates, go to this location.
According to a press release, the collaboration between Barresi and STAM1NA came about as a result of a meeting the producer had with the band in February 2010 when Joe was in Helsinki working on the latest APOCALYPTICA album.
STAM1NA was honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" and "Band Of The Year" categories at last year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on February 26, 2011 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland.
"Valtiaan uudet vaateet" video:
Photo credit: Teemu Leinonen
(Thanks: Melica / Night Elves)