Finnish folk metallers Turisas strike back with the frenetically awaited follow-up release to 2004's acclaimed debut "Battle Metal". Titled "The Varangian Way", this opulent and inspired masterpiece was recorded at Sound Supreme Studio and then mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studio

Vocalist and producer Warlord explains the complex ideas behind this stunning new opus: "The album is based on a concept story which is fictional, but strongly tied to real historical persons and events. It's a journey of a group of Northmen, who travel down the East-European river route through the lands of modern day East Europe. The album follows this journey and the songs are events that take place on the road. As much as it is a journey of these men, it is also a journey in a search for self and identity - something which the protagonist is going through throughout the story. The varying surroundings can clearly be heard on the album as it features a lot of influences from the different cultures and people our travellers would have encountered on their journey."

"The Varangian Way" will hit stores in Europe in June and will contain the following new battle hymns:

01. To Holmgard And Beyond
02. A Portage To The Unknown
03. Cursed Be Iron
04. Fields Of Gold
05. In The Court Of Jarisleif
06. Five Hundred And One
07. The Dnieper Rapids
08. Miklagard Overture


Source: metalunderground.com
Band profile: Turisas
 
Posted: 28.03.2007 by The Alchemist



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Doc Godin - 29.03.2007 at 00:11  
Yes! Finally! frick im excited, though I wish theyd post some samples or the album cover or something.
Hyvaarin - 29.03.2007 at 00:36  
Oooh, this will be cool. I really hope the "influences from the different cultures" aren't lame and kitschy, though, as they often tend to be.
The Alchemist - 29.03.2007 at 06:37  
I'm sure this will be a great album, hope it'll be better that "Battle Metal"
Katatronik - 29.03.2007 at 14:44  
Yes it will be a great album, though I don't know if they will top such a masterpiece as Battle Metal... Can't wait!
Carrion - 30.03.2007 at 06:45  
Yeah! Now there's something to wait for
Daru Jericho - 31.03.2007 at 05:41  
Should be good. I've already heard the openning track and it's excellent! A good progression! I hope the rest of the album follows in a similar vein. Either way, I still have high hopes.
Doc Godin - 31.03.2007 at 09:25  
Written by Daru Jericho on 31.03.2007 at 05:41

Should be good. I've already heard the openning track and it's excellent! A good progression! I hope the rest of the album follows in a similar vein. Either way, I still have high hopes.

What?! youve heard the opening track!? Where?! Where?! I must hear!
Daru Jericho - 01.04.2007 at 04:02  
Written by Doc Godin on 31.03.2007 at 09:25

Written by Daru Jericho on 31.03.2007 at 05:41

Should be good. I've already heard the openning track and it's excellent! A good progression! I hope the rest of the album follows in a similar vein. Either way, I still have high hopes.

What?! youve heard the opening track!? Where?! Where?! I must hear!

When I saw them live they played it. You won't be disappointed!
Doc Godin - 01.04.2007 at 07:24  
Written by Daru Jericho on 01.04.2007 at 04:02

Written by Doc Godin on 31.03.2007 at 09:25

Written by Daru Jericho on 31.03.2007 at 05:41

Should be good. I've already heard the openning track and it's excellent! A good progression! I hope the rest of the album follows in a similar vein. Either way, I still have high hopes.

What?! youve heard the opening track!? Where?! Where?! I must hear!

When I saw them live they played it. You won't be disappointed!

My brain is exploding with jealousy.

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