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."


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).