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Kiuas - Disband, Last Show In October

Bad news Kiuas fans. The Finnish power metallers have announced that the band has come to an end. Lustdriven will then be their last album. The members will continue to write music and you will probably hear from them in future projects. The group's farewell show will be in Helsinki on October 18th.

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Source: kiuas.net
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Posted: 30.08.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Turisas - UK & Ireland Tour Support By Chthonic, Kiuas

Finnish battle metallers Turisas just announced that Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic and Finnish power metallers Kiuas are filling the support slots on their upcoming UK & Ireland Tour, taking off by the end of October to mid-November.

On November 7th (Belfast) and 8th (Dublin), instead of Chthonic and Kiuas, Canadian musician Devin Townsend will join as co-headliner.

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Source: turisas.com
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Posted: 09.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)


Kiuas - New Line-Up Announced

Guitarist Mikko Salovaara of Finnish power metal band Kiuas has issued the following update on the recent line-up changes:

"As our loyal followers (that's you!) are well aware, vocalist Ilja Jalkanen left the band to pursue other interests. However, it is not only Ilja who has been pondering the balance between Kiuas and other areas in their lives. Markku Näreneva (drums) duties as a parent and medical doctor have grown to the point where it is impossible for him to continue giving his total dedication to the band. Atte Tanskanen has found his passion with flying and after graduating from the Finnish Aviation Academy he has spent most of his time in the mile high club (and steering the aircraft as well every now and then).

As for the new members... Our new official keyboard player Jari Pailamo (ex-Twilight Guardians) has already played over 30 gigs with Kiuas and has practically been a sixth member of the band since the New Dark Age Tour in 2008, standing in for Atte when he was busy soaring the skies. Jari is a virtuoso player with a history of professional musicianship behind him and his knowledge and expertise is so extensive that he has been used as a consultant in the studio for the likes of Lordi.

The new vocalist Asim Searah is a young gem luckily discovered by a certain bald guitar player and has already displayed his talents with Kiuas on four gigs. Asim's clean and powerful vocal range can easily cover the world's metal and hard rock repertoire and he can shift convincingly from classic Dio-esque melodies to brutal death growls. He is also a competent guitar player and thus future shows will partly feature some serious twin guitar bombardment!

The new drummer, Rainer "Raikku" Tuomikanto (ex-Causemos, ex-In Silentio Noctis) is a well-known figure in the Finnish metal scene, an artist and a technical phenomenon in the highest league. He has performed on dozens of records and toured with many finnish bands and has now finally found his right place with Kiuas."

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Source: kiuas.net
Band profile: Kiuas
Posted: 19.02.2011 by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk | Comments (5)


Kiuas - Singer Leaves Band

Taken from the official Kiuas website:

Hello folks! We have some startling news: our lead singer Ilja Jalkanen has decided to leave the band after some serious thinking. The reasons for this are purely musical and the chemistry within the band has always been great. In Ilja's own words: "My heart is not in heavy metal anymore, and a great band like Kiuas deserves a singer completely dedicated to the music."

However, as all the fans know, although Ilja has been the voice of Kiuas for many years, his contribution to the songwriting has been very minimal and thus his departure won't affect the bands musical direction or diminish the power of the music in the future in any way. The fact is that Kiuas will be able to continue it's musical journey with passion only without Ilja - this is the only way to go.

Unfortunately Ilja won't be able to perform the gigs we have booked for October 29th-31st. We we're on the verge of cancelling them, but luckily we were able to get talented vocalist Asim Searah to stand in for Ilja on those gigs. We apologize for announcing this so late, but we had agreed with the local promoters to do the UK tour before we announced Ilja leaving the band.

We also have some good news: Ilja will still perform a farewell gig with Kiuas in Helsinki in January 2011. The exact date and venue will be announced later.

Source: kiuas.net
Band profile: Kiuas
Posted: 27.10.2010 by Baz Anderson | Comments (13)


Kiuas - Two New Songs Online

Original news, posted on 18.02.2010

"Aftermath", a new song from Finnish metallers Kiuas, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. Also, a studio diary can be found at this location.

"Aftermath" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Lustdriven, which is scheduled for release on March 31 via Spinefarm Records.

Lustdriven cover art] tracklist:

01. Kiuassault
02. Cry Little Angel
03. Of Love, Lust And Human Nature
04. Aftermath
05. Lights Are Many
06. The Visionary
07. Heart And Will
08. The Quickening
09. Summer's End
10. Winter's Sting
11. Song For The Fells

UPDATE (thanks to ArtiA)

Another new Kiuas song, "The Visionary", is available for streaming at the band's MySpace.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
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Posted: 13.03.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (9)


Kiuas - New Album Details

Finnish metallers Kiuas will release their fourth album, Lustdriven, on March 31 via Spinefarm Records.

The album was produced at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki by Janne Joutsenniemi, who previously worked with the band on the pre-production of their last album, The New Dark Age. Mikko Karmila mixed the CD at Finnvox studios while the mastering duties were handled by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers.

Lustdriven cover art] tracklist:

01. Kiuassault
02. Cry Little Angel
03. Of Love, Lust And Human Nature
04. Aftermath
05. Lights Are Many
06. The Visionary
07. Heart And Will
08. The Quickening
09. Summer's End
10. Winter's Sting
11. Song For The Fells

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Source: kiuas.net
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Posted: 10.02.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (11)


Kiuas - To Enter Studio Next Month

Finnish Power metallers Kiuas have issued the following update:

"So, it's been a while since we've informed you of our comings and goings on, and there have been some questions and speculations as to what Kiuas is up to, or are we up to anything...

Well, fear not my comrades! To make a long story short: We'll be entering the studio no later than in the end of November, and start recording our fourth full-length studio album. There are about 10 new masterpieces almost completely written, which we are polishing and finetuning as I write these words. The album is set to be released in March 2010 in Finland, other areas TBA. Naturally this is and has been the reason for not doing gigs for a while, since the writing, arranging and practing of the songs demands our full focus. After the release, we will start touring, the dates will be announced once confirmed (but hold your horses until next year, kids!).

As to what can you expect: expect nothing and everything! After all, making a Kiuas record is like pouring dragon egg yolk, absinth and Tabasco into Frank Zappa's mouth while he's asleep and asking him to write a symphony about the dreams he had when he wakes up... although, ...well anyway... Or, going out with the members of Kiuas: you never know what's gonna happen."

Source: kiuas.net
Band profile: Kiuas
Posted: 12.10.2009 by SlaytallicA | Comments (6)


Kiuas - New Album E-Card Available

An e-card for "The New Dark Age", the third album from Finnish power metallers Kiuas, is available at this location.
The E-card contains one minute sample for each songs, gallery, tour dates, a video for the song 'Conqueror' Youtube Link] and many more.

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Source: kiuas.net
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Posted: 14.03.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)


Kiuas - New Album Updates

Finnish metallers Kiuas have announced that their upcoming album entitled "The New Dark Age" will be released on 5 March in Finland (TBA in other countries).

Tracklisting for the album is as follows:

01. The Decaying Doctrine
02. Conqueror
03. Kiuas War Anthem
04. The New Dark Age
05. To Excel And Ascend
06. Black Rose Withered
07. After The Storm
08. Of Sacrifice, Loss And Reward
09. The Summoning
10. The Wanderer's Lamentation
11. Towards The Hidden Sanctum

The cover art is the product of the visionary artist/musician Niklas Sundin The picture is an original drawing in the style of renaissance woodcut illustrations, and portrays the members of Kiuas as the four - or in this case five - horsemen of the Apocalypse with a dismal landscape that combines ancient and modern times.

The song "Of Sacrifice, Loss and Reward" will also be released as a Single in Finland in February. The single will feature two other songs as well including the Japan bonus track which won't be otherwise available to fans in Finland.

A video for the song "Conqueror" will be shot on the 18th of February. Owe Lingwall is responsible for the script and direction of the video.

Kiuas will tour Finland intensively in March and April. The tour dates will be announced soon.

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Source: kiuas.net
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Posted: 13.01.2008 by Bararey | Comments (4)