TURISAS, ALESTORM, EX DEO, ARKONA, HUNTRESS To Join Forces For 'PaganFest: America Part III'

Folk metalers TURISAS will be heading back to North America this spring for "PaganFest: America Part III", their first-ever U.S. headlining run! Joining the Finnish sextet on their triumphant return to the States is a gathering of bands from across the world: Scotland's ALESTORM, Rome's EX DEO, Russia's ARKONA, and the U.S.'s very own HUNTRESS.

"PaganFest: America Part III" tour dates:

Mar. 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Mar. 30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 01 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Apr. 02 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Apr. 03 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Apr. 04 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Apr. 05 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Apr. 06 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
Apr. 07 - Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
Apr. 08 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Apr. 09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr. 11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Apr. 12 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
Apr. 13 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Apr. 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Apr. 16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 17 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Apr. 18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

"Stand Up And Fight", the latest video from TURISAS, was filmed on February 7 in the California desert with director Iain Sclater. Influenced by the film "Mad Max" and the band’s own image, the video is sure to provide a thrilling new look at TURISAS in the band's first-ever U.S.-shot music video.

"Stand Up And Fight" is the title track of TURISAS's third album, which entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 5. The CD was released in North America on March 8 via Century Media Records.

"'Stand Up And Fight' is a loose continuation of the story from 'The Varangian Way', and picks up where the previous one left us, in Constantinople," explained mainman Mathias Nygård. "However, it is not a sequel as such. In general, the songs are much more universal and deal with topics that can be placed just as tightly into the modern world as in the 11th century Byzantine Empire. 'Stand Up And Fight' has much more to offer the contemporary listener."

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