06:13 - Fearmeister Yea, I never even finished that album and I was a massive Agalloch fanboi
05:45 - Apothecary Marrow Of The Spirit is definitely underrated, not sure why people say Agalloch went downhill with that album. I definitely don't think they ended on a strong note with Serpent & The Sphere though
23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
Finnish extreme power metal idols Eternal Tears Of Sorrow are finally venturing outside of Europe and will play their first shows abroad in Japan. For now, they have booked two Japanese shows: in Osaka and Tokyo. The band's latest album came out three years ago, Saivon Lapsi and they haven't been very active lately.
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have announced that Massacre Records is going to release a digital 2-track single, titled Dark Alliance, worldwide (excluding Japan and Finland) on February 8th, 2013. The single is a precursor to the band's new upcoming album Saivon Lapsi, which was recorded at the Tico-Tico Studio with Ahti Kortelainen and Janne Tolsa in spring, 2012. It was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila. The album will be released on February 22nd via Massacre Records.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have uploaded the cover art from their upcoming album release Saivon Lapsi. You can check out the cover created by Travis Smith below. But that's not all, the band has also released a brand new video and first from the upcoming album. Enjoy the new song "Swan Saivo" here. The video was directed by Jukka Vidgren.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have announced that their seventh album will be titled Saivon Lapsi. It will be released early next year. Before that, the brand new single (as well as the music video) "Swan Saivo" will be released. More details will be unveiled a bit later. Meanwhile, you can see the tracklist below.
Finnish extreme power metal band Eternal Tears Of Sorrow are busy working on their new studio album, tentatively due for a 2012 release.
Guitarist Jarmo Puolakanaho checked in with the following update: "As we already told on our Facebook page, we have finished our first recording session at Tico-Tico Studios. We are recording this album in two main sessions + some extra sessions throughout this year. This way has proven to be the best for us and our timetables and we've been using the same 'take it slowly, make it good' method ever since our comeback in 2005.
What we did during the past weeks was recording the basic tracks for six songs. Now, it's time for a short summer holiday after which we're going to do the vocals and the keyboard tracks, and, of course, to write more new songs for the second main recording session, which is going to take place at the end of this year.
"Summon The Wild", the new video from Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, can be viewed at this location. The video clip contains live footage filmed at S-Osis of Turku, Finland on October 16th, 2009. The video was filmed and edited by Anssi Lautjärvi.
"Summon The Wild" comes off the band's latest album, Children Of The Dark Waters, which was released on May 2009 via Suomen Musiikki.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Children Of The Dark Waters", the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, are available for streaming on the Amazon.co.uk website.
"Children Of The Dark Waters" will be released in Finland on May 27 via Suomen Musiikki (in the rest of Europe via Massacre Records and in Asia via Marquee/Avalon).
More details about "Children Of The Dark Waters" were previously reported at this location.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have posted the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has had several setbacks during the past nine months, including the most recent setback, Risto Ruuth leaving the band just before the mixing session. However, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow proves that adversities can be overcome. The band announced an open search and plenty of applications arrived from Finland and abroad. After listening to the demos and having test rehearsals, the band made their decision."
Altti Veteläinen adds: "the new guitarist is Mika Lammassaari from Oulu. Mika has a "heavy hand" when it comes to playing guitar, he has quick fingers and is full energy for the live shows. He is already known from Mors Subita MySpace], an Oulu-based metal band, in which he is responsible for almost all of the band's material."
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have issued the following update:
"Unfortunately, we have to announce that our solo guitarist Risto Ruuth has left Eternal Tears of Sorrow. The situation came to us as a total surprise. We have no information on the reasons or the background behind his decision. We received Risto's a unilateral declaration a week ago.
During the past week, we have done everything possible to find a replacement in time so that we could make it to do the confirmed live dates according to the previously established timetable. Unfortunately, it has proven to be an exceedingly difficult task with this schedule, and thus it will affect the confirmed live dates.
Finnish metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow will release their new album, entitled "Children Of The Dark Waters", on May via Suomen Musiikki in Finland (via Massacre Records in the rest of Europe and via Marquee/Avalon in Asia). The album was recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland.
"Children Of The Dark Waters" cover artwork] tracklisting:
01. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act II: Children Of The Dark Waters)
02. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels
03. Tears Of Autumn Rain
04. Summon The Wild
05. Sea Of Whispers
06. Midnight Bird
07. Diary Of Demonic Dreams
08. When The Darkest Night Falls
09. Nocturne Thule
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow's new single "Tears Of Autumn Rain" will be released in Finland, the 18th of February, 2009 by KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy. You can pre-listen to new single track at the band's official MySpace site.
The second track of the single is remade version of "Vilda Mánnu", which was the title song of the band's second album, released in 1998. The cover artwork for single was made by Travis Smith and can be previewed at this location. "Tears Of Autumn Rain" was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios, Note On Studios, Finnvox Studios in Finland and Space Valley Studios in Norway 2008.
Engineered by Ahti Kortelainen, Janne Tolsa, Mikko Karmila and Henning Ramseth. Mixed at Finnvox Studios December 2008 by Mikko Karmila. Mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila. Produced by Eternal Tears Of Sorrow. All arrangements by Eternal Tears Of Sorrow. All clean vocals and choirs produced and arranged by Jarmo Kylmänen. Drums by Petri Sankala. Female vocals by Miriam Renvåg (Ram-Zet) and Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn).
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has issued the following update:
"Petri Sankala has left the band. The reason for this mutual decision is Petri's back pain that hasn't allowed him to play drums 100% during the past two years. None of us has bad feelings whatsoever and we wish Petri all the best!
We'd like to introduce the replacement, Mr. Juho Raappana. In the past, Juho has played in many local bands such as Impish, Catamenia and Mythos. Having Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert as his biggest influences, we think Juho is the best possible man to take the job. After all, fifteen years ago when we started, Death and Cynic influenced us.
P.S. Our forthcoming single was mixed last weekend. It will contain one new song and a brand new version of an old song. The single will be out in February and the album in April."
Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have issued the following update:
"For the first time, Eternal Tears of Sorrow has six members. We welcome Mr. Jarmo Kylmänen to join our forces. Jarmo K has been our "sixth member" since late 2005, helping us with songs, melodies and his voice on "Before The Bleeding Sun" and all the gigs after our comeback. Cheers, it's about time!
Our sixth album will be out in April 2009 by Suomen Musiikki in Finland, Massacre Records in other European countries and Marquee/Avalon in Asia.
The first chance to hear our new material will be Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki in February 2009. This will be the release date of the forthcoming single as well. And don't forget - we'll finally enter the music video era, so stay tuned, folks!"
Finnish metal band Eternal Tears Of Sorrow has signed a new recording deal with KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy, a Finnish label. At the moment, the band is doing pre-production for their sixth album that will be released in March 2009. As with the previous five albums, the album will be recorded at Tico-Tico Studio in Kemi, Finland.
During their fourteen-year-long career, the band has cemented their reputation as one of the finest metal acts, which has already opened doors for the band; it's still almost a year before the album is going to be released, and it has already been licenced to Massacre Records (who will be release the album in Europe excluding Finland) and Marquee/Avalon (who is going to release the album in Asia).