10:20 - Spirit Molecule Well not the festival goers, but for the artists. I guess if you're a metalhead you should be happy you don't have to shell out over 200EUR for a festival
10:17 - Spirit Molecule Anyway, in the end it costs a lot to pull off a festival of that scale, which is why tickets are expensive.
10:16 - psykometal Oh yea. You know they've got deals with local hotels for the festival goers who don't wish to camp out.
10:15 - Spirit Molecule The only way festivals like this would work is if they have support from local government and also brands. I'm sure they have a tie up with hotels etc
10:12 - psykometal If they own, then they have a full year's worth of mortgage and property taxes to pay for only using it 3 out of 365 days a year, depending if they rent it out at all during the other 362 days.
10:11 - psykometal Yup. Not to mention property costs. No clue if they own or rent. So if they rent, that's probably an expensive plot to rent since it holds 6 stages and over 50,000 occupants.
10:08 - Spirit Molecule And we're not even talking about production costs, which shoots up with every stage added, so 6 stages would be quite expensive.
Finnish melodic death metal outfit Kalmah released their new album Seventh Swamphony yesterday in Europe but it will only come out in the UK on June 17th, one day later in North America and June 26th in Japan. If you still haven't grabbed the album, you have the chance to stream it now in full.
The upcoming new Kalmah release Seventh Swamphony is upon us and merely weeks away. Having previously released two songs as a foretaste, the Finns have now made "Deadfall" available for streaming online. The new song has premiered here. Alternatively, it can also be enjoyed on the Soundcloud widget below.
Kalmah have revealed today the final pieces of the puzzle of Seventh Swamphony, their new album which is set for release in June via Spinefarm Records. The band also released a new video for the single "Seventh Swamphony". You can watch the video below directed by Jukka Vidgren and also check the album's cover and tracklist.
Kalmah have just released a new song for streaming from their upcoming album which will be called Seventh Swamphony. The track is called "Windlake Tale" and you can listen to the song on the Soundcloud player below. The first details about the album and follow-up to 2010's 12 Gauge were also disclosed.
Finnish metallers Kalmah have announced their first gigs for 2013. The band has been confirmed as special guests at all five extended shows at Paganfest 2013 next March. The quintet from Oulu has just finished the songwriting for their 7th studio album. They plan to enter the studio in January, so you can expect to listen to new Kalmah songs at Paganfest 2013.
Finnish metallers Kalmah have issued the following update on their official website:
"After inspiring hunting season Kalmah has found new keyboard player. We welcome Swamplord Veli-Matti Kananen (One Morning Left) on board! Velski has already played session gigs with us in Russia and Switzerland so we knew his skills and most of all his state of mindlessness.
We have started to write material for next album and so far we have 4 songs on the way - fast and fucked. New video will be shot next summer with mosquitos and Finnish swamp soil. Song for the video has already been chosen. Studio sessions will take place at the end of this year."
Finnish melodic death metallers Kalmah have announced that after a highly successful Canada and summer festival tour in 2011, the band will soon start writing new material for their seventh studio album.
Kalmah is heading back to Canada next March. Support on the "Return To Vinland" trek comes from WarCall. Check dates and venues below. More details at this location.
10.3.2011 - Montreal @ Studio Juste pour rire
11.3.2011 - Rouyn @ Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
12.3.2011 - Sudbury @ Serbian centre
13.3.2011 - Toronto @ The Mod Club
14.3.2011 - Hamilton @ Club Absinthe
15.3.2011 - Ottawa @ The Rainbow
17.3.2011 - Sherbrooke @ le Bar Magog
18.3.2011 - Drummonville @ Salle Gaston Mandeville
19.3.2011 - Saint-Hyacinthe @ Bar le Trash
Here's a video of Kalmah playing in the snow/making complete asses of themselves. The song is the title track of the new album 12 Gauge which will be released worldwide tomorrow.
The video was shot in the band's hometown of Pudasjärvi. The group added: "The thermometer was pretty low, -37 Celsius as we started. By the end of the day it was -27. It was freezing, but anyways we managed to pull it out."
Kalmah have finished the recordings of their 6th album which will be released in the early 2010. The actual release date has not been set yet. The recording process started in May, continued in June and finally ended in August. All recordings and mixing were done at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room. The album is still untitled. The work title was 12 Gauge which is a title for one song for the album. All in all the band recorded 9 new songs and one cover.
The band added: "Recordings as usual for Kalmah went pretty smoothly. We had everything pretty much ready before the studio and it was easy to just concentrate on the sound and perfection of the performance. The sound, well, of course the sound is great. We managed to dig out more depression and agression overall. From now own we are concentrating on the cover art, booklet and stuff. We have some upcoming shows at Russia in the beginning of November and we are planning for Finnish shows at the beginning of 2010."
Finnish metallers Kalmah have issued the following update:
"We have entered studio to record our 6th full length album. During May we will record 9 new songs and couple of covers. Mixing and mastering will take place at the beginning of Autumn when the daylight starts to disappear from the Northern Finland.
What's new? Well, I would have to say that all Kalmah elements are strongly present and the band has more strength than ever. And we will very likely use real trumpet, so at least that is something new...
You will find studio diary, pics and videos from here. Maybe you can get a hint of what is coming."
Kalmah have posted the following message on their website:
"As many of you might have noticed there has been a media silence for a while in Kalmah camp and there is a reason. We have been writing material for the sixth Kalmah album which will be recorded during Spring 2009. Inspiration has not let us down and we have all in all five songs in the process. So where we are going with the new stuff? At this point all I can say we like the new songs and if we like them we know there will be some fans to feel likewise.
If you want to hear the new material be sure to get on board SpineFeast at sea. I'm pretty sure we will play at least one new song live."