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Release date: 23 February 2011
Style: Folk metal

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Disc I
01. The March Of The Varangian Guard
02. Take The Day!
03. Hunting Pirates
04. βένετοι! - πράσινοι!
05. Stand Up And Fight
06. The Great Escape
07. Fear The Fear
08. End Of An Empire
09. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

Disc II [limited edition bonus CD]
01. Broadsword [Jethro Tull cover]
02. Supernaut [Black Sabbath cover]
+ The March Of The Varangian Guard [video] [acoustic live version]
+ Stand Up And Fight [video] [acoustic live version]
+ To Holmgard And Beyond [video] [acoustic live version]

Review
Lyrics (12)


Additional info
βένετοι! - πράσινοι! => Venetoi! - Prasinoi! => The Blues! - The Greens!

Release Dates:
Finland/Japan: February 23rd, 2011
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: February 25th, 2011
Europe/UK: February 28th, 2011
Australia/NZ: March 4th, 2011
North America: March 8th, 2011

Stand Up and Fight is available on the following formats:
- CD
- Digital Download (iTunes)
- Digibook CD + Bonus CD (Limited)
- Gatefold LP + Album on CD
- Digibook CD + T-Shirt + Poster (Limited)

Bonus tracks for Japan:
10. Battle Metal (2008 Version)
11. Rasputin
12. Supernaut (Black Sabbath cover) (03:56)
13. Broadsword (05:00)

Limited edtion bonus CD contains the following tracks:
01. Broadsword [Jethro Tull cover] (05:00)
02. Supernaut [Black Sabbath cover] (03:56)

And as video:
03. The March Of The Varangian Guard [Acoustic version]
04. Stand Up And Fight [Acoustic version]
05. To Holmgard And Beyond [Acoustic version]

Digital (iTunes) version of the album comes with a bonus track:
10. Broadsword (05:00)

A video was made for the song Stand Up And Fight.

The title for track 4 is shown in Greek, "âÝíåôïé! - ðñÜóéíïé!" which means "'Blue! - Green!".

Guest review by
PsychoticNK

Rating:
9.3
Turisas is a symphonic folk metal band from Finland that incorporates a very visual and battle oriented stage presence. Right off the bat you're probably thinking of one word, and that word is "cheese", and I can't really say that you'd be wrong when you make that accusation. They certainly are very outward with their appearance on stage as well as in their music, and people either seem to love that about a group, or absolutely despise it. A lot of it will probably depend on what you're expecting, and one look at the admittedly silly album cover will most likely give you an idea. It's the same style that they've had their whole discography, only seemingly bloated with more corny-but-catchy Viking ballads and war chants. Again, that is a good point. However, on their latest release, Turisas have managed to craft a surprisingly great symphonic metal record that succeeds in both vigor and charm.

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published 18.06.2012 | Comments (1)

Staff pick by
Fat & Sassy!

24.05.2011 I don't really understand why some people are disappointed with this release. Sure, it's a little less aggressive than their previous albums, but I think this (with the help of a stronger focus of symphonic elements in the song writing) gives their music a more whimsical movie/classic RPG soundtrack feel. I mean, if "End Of An Empire" doesn't make you wanna fight (and die) for the glory of your homeland and ancestors, then you may as well drop your mighty battleaxe and banish yourself from the Kingdom of Metal. So sit back, relax, and let Turisas take you on little imaginary adventures with each epic track on Stand Up and Fight!

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ZoLo - 03.04.2011 at 07:14  
Rating: 9 STAND UP AND FIGHT is an awesome folk metal album. at first listening it is hard to understand,but as said here with
further listen I realize how great album this is.
AngelofDeth - 11.04.2011 at 08:38  
Rating: 9 The first few times through i was disapointed with the album. I loved the title track and varangian guard but i wasnt into the others...after a few times through i actually really started to like it and now its one of my favorite albums. I think i was looking for The Varangian Way Pt. 2 and was expecting the previous album just better. Once i got over that i could appreciate this album for wat it is...and it truely is great!
Jamuflaknu - 13.04.2011 at 22:07  
Rating: 8
Written by ZoLo on 03.04.2011 at 07:14

STAND UP AND FIGHT is an awesome folk metal album. at first listening it is hard to understand,but as said here with
further listen I realize how great album this is.


Same here. At first I didn't like this album so much, but now I think that it's possibly the best one from Turisas so far.
wormdrink414 - 21.04.2011 at 08:04  
Rating: 6 It sounds like a beta version of Battle Metal. Isn't bad, but definitely is just average.
Fat & Sassy! - 22.05.2011 at 05:08  
Rating: 8 After reading all the comments on here, I was expecting a pretty mediocre album... But I was pleasantly surprised by this one after a couple listens. I dig the more symphonic focus in the music... Some of the songs are less aggressive than their previous work, but I think it gives it more of a soundtrack kinda feel. Good stuff. And I friggin' love End of an Empire. So epic.
Introspekrieg - 24.05.2011 at 21:01  
  Jethro Tull cover!? Was not expecting to buy this...
Pestilence - 25.05.2011 at 05:44  
Rating: 10 I really enjoyed this album. So far it's my favorite release of the year!

However, I'm really partial to cinematic passages in metal. I think that's why I enjoy this album so much more than others seem to here. It's different than the Varangian Way, but I find it very entertaining. I always need to listen to the whole thing when I start it, haha.
Panik✠Pitbull - 03.06.2011 at 22:12  
Rating: 9 βένετοι! - πράσινοι!....This track is very...hmm..I would say it's quite funny
The whole album is very nice and I think that people who havn'rt listen to Turisas before would like it, so Thumbs up
Megi - 12.07.2011 at 07:13  
  I quite liked this thing who whole way through, although it could use some more "punch" in the sound, if you know what I mean
Baz Anderson - 10.09.2011 at 21:18  
  I've never liked Turisas much, but this album is by far their best in my opinion. They have a different sound...
peiman - 26.12.2011 at 14:35  
  Well done!
AngelofDeth - 08.02.2012 at 06:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Doc Godin on 29.03.2011 at 08:50

Upon further listen, I'm definitely enjoying it more than I originally did. I still still think it's a huge step down from anything they've ever done, and that most of it is filler, but I've come to enjoy a few more parts of it. It's gone from crap to sub-par for me.

The severe lack of harsh vocals still pisses me off though.

When listening to this forget that its a Turisas album, forget even that its a "Metal" album and i think itll be easier to enjoy.
Doc Godin - 08.02.2012 at 07:23  
Rating: 6
Written by AngelofDeth on 08.02.2012 at 06:22

Written by Doc Godin on 29.03.2011 at 08:50

Upon further listen, I'm definitely enjoying it more than I originally did. I still still think it's a huge step down from anything they've ever done, and that most of it is filler, but I've come to enjoy a few more parts of it. It's gone from crap to sub-par for me.

The severe lack of harsh vocals still pisses me off though.

When listening to this forget that its a Turisas album, forget even that its a "Metal" album and i think itll be easier to enjoy.

I find it even worse. See, I've been told the same thing by many people "just think of it as an original score for an epic movie". Well, that's fine and all, except it wouldn't even make a good movie soundtrack. The Varangian Way had build up and structure. This album is essentially the same song over and over with the facile melodies changed a bit. Honestly, they had some integrity before, despite having a sense of humour. This one sees them becoming Korpiklaani; Find catchy 5 note melody. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
musicalkaratekid - 27.02.2012 at 18:33  
Rating: 7 The latest turisas release obviously pleads the listener to hear it out more, and simply over one listen. It is clear that the band have favoured more symphonic elements in exchange for the hard-hitting guitar riffs that were used (and sometimes overused) on the previous two albums. There are are a few flaws here, as on the longer tracks, in which the sense of 'epic' becomes slightly lost in the length and overbearing use of symphonic elements. Not to worry however, because the same tracks also have incredibly well-written song structures, thus making the album itself flow nicely. Oh, and the black sabbath cover is such a barrel of fun.
Gopherhawk - 03.05.2012 at 06:14  
Rating: 9 This album is better than a lot of people give it credit for.
AngelofDeth - 19.09.2013 at 10:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Gopherhawk on 03.05.2012 at 06:14

This album is better than a lot of people give it credit for.

Agreed, IMO this and The Varangian Way are equally as good.This album contains some of my favorite tracks from the band and has a nice mature sound. My only complaint is that the overall style of the album feels a little bit underdeveloped. This is probly due to the fact that 3 of the 9 songs are interlude tracks(Hunting Pirates, the greek one and Bosphorous) which take the album on tangents. It would have benefited from a couple more solid traditionally-structured songs to balance everything out.

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