The follow-up to Stand Up And Fight is upon us. Turisas have just revealed the title of their new album. You would never guess it but it will be called Turisas2013. The release dates have been set for August 21st in Finland, August 26th in Europe and North America on September 3rd through Century Media Records.
Battle metallers Turisas have announced changes in their line-up. The original drummer, Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonen, is stepping aside after playing with the band from the very beginning. The band has also officially started recording their upcoming 4th album. The band is recording drums at Atomic Spa studio in Helsinki, Finland, and will continue the recordings in different locations until the end of January. The upcoming album is set to be released by Century Media in May 2013.
Battle metallers Turisas will be returning to North America in February/March 2013 for a headlining tour featuring Firewind and Stolen Babies as special guests. The band is currently finishing work on their latest studio album, which they are looking to release in summer 2013. See below the list of confirmed tour dates with more to be announced soon.
Finnish battle metal masters Turisas have recently announced their first ever tour in Latin America. The band will play seven shows in March 2013, including dates in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
Finnish folk metallers Turisas have announced that current bassist Hannes Horma and accordionist Netta Skog have decided to leave the band due to personal and motivational reasons. Jukka-Pekka Miettinen (ex-Arthemesia, ex-Ensiferum) will be joining the band on bass for forthcoming shows, and Robert Engstrand (ex-Kotipelto, The Flower Kings) will be coming into a completely new role in the band - as keyboard player.
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.
Last week Finnish battle metallers Turisas were forced to postpone their earlier announced 7-date tour in Spain and Portugal due to unforseen technical problems. The shows will now take place at the end of November. In addition, the band confirmed a one-off special event at Spain's Creajoven Festival taking place on June 17th in Murcia.
Turisas has just announced a row of shows in Spain and Portugal in support of their latest album Stand Up And Fight.
This is the first time Turisas does a proper headline tour in the region. An excited Warlord Nygård comments: "We've always had a very strong support on the Iberian peninsula and we're of course extremely happy about that. Over the years we've often been over there as part of a support act, but we felt we owed our fans in Spain & Portugal some proper headline shows for a change.
We've been trying to make this happen for ages, but it's taken time. So now we're definitely coming, make you turn up and show your support! I'm sure we'll have some amazing shows happening! We think this trip will prove that bands could do so much more on the Iberian peninsula, if they had the courage to just go a bit further and explore it. We are super excited about it! Let's paint Iberia black and red together!"
"The Great Escape", a brand-new track from Finnish battle metal warriors Turisas, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Decibel Magazine.
The title track off the band's highly anticipated new album is still available as a free download at this location.
"The Great Escape" comes off the band's upcoming new album Stand Up And Fight, which will be released at the end of February in Europe and on March 8th in North America through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Finnish battle metal warriors Turisas will be releasing their upcoming album Stand Up And Fight through Century Media Records on the following dates:
Finland, Japan: February 23, 2011
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 25, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 28, 2011
Australia, New Zealand: March 4, 2011
North America: March 8, 2011
A preview of the album, as well as some in-depth interview snippets with vocalist Mathias Nygård and violinist Olli Vänskä, can be watched below. The title track off the band's highly anticipated new album is still available as a free download at this location. More album details were previously reported over here.
Turisas has finished recording the upcoming, yet untitled third album!
The new album was recorded between March and September 2010 at Sound Supreme Studio, Finland, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost etc.) at Fascination Street, Sweden. The album was produced by vocalist and main songwriter Mathias "Warlord" Nygård. The album is due to be released worldwide on Century Media Records in early 2011. Complete information on the album title, release date and all other details will follow very soon - watch this space!
Along with releasing a new album, Turisas is to join Cradle Of Filth on a US tour in February - March 2011. The other supporting bands on this tour are Nachtmystium and Daniel Lioneye (HIM side-project). Mainland Europe and UK shows will be following close behind, details to be announced shortly; 2011 is looking to be one long road trip!
Battle Metal warriors Turisas have released their digital-only single Supernaut this week. The single is now available through all digital platforms.
Since the feedback to Turisas' version of Supernaut on Metal Hammer UK's Black Sabbath tribute covermount CD was so positive, the band and Century Media Records decided to release an extended version of the track, featuring an additional one minute that wasn't available on the previously released version of the song.
The band is still busy mixing the upcoming, yet-untitled album with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. The album was recorded at the Sound Supreme studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland and will be released in early 2011.