Norther - Part Ways With Singer


Finnish metal band Norther parts ways with long time singer/guitarist Petri Lindroos. Norther was forced to let Petri go to be able to continue. Petri´s full time engagement in Ensiferum increasingly prevented Norther from functioning as an active band.

Petri wishes Norther all the best for the future. Current Norther crew, Kristian, Jukka, Tuomas and Heikki, wants to thank Petri for all these great years together and wishes him the best of luck with Ensiferum.

Additional information concerning the recruitment of a new singer will be provided soon.

Source: norther.net
Band profile: Norther
 
Posted: 04.03.2009 by The Thrasher


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04.03.2009 - 12:22
=maD.Doc:.
Melodeath Master
WTF!? Never thought he was that into Ensiferum it would "hurt" Norther.... This is the most sad news I've heard for ages..... I don't believe they will find someone good enough to really replace Petri...
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04.03.2009 - 12:41
Dark_Meteor
Wow, didn't see this coming xD
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04.03.2009 - 12:41
insanity.peppers
Yeah i didnt expect this either :S it always seemed to me like Petri was a spur-of-the-moment replacement for Jari, and wasn't a "real" member to the band; more like a guest vocalist.
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04.03.2009 - 12:45
itsjoeymoose
Yeah that is a bit strange, since Petri is the founding member of Norther I would have thought he'd choose that over Ensiferum. Not really that concerned though, the first 3 albums were incredible, certainly "Death Unlimited" was by far their best. The last 2 have been very hit and miss.
I wonder what will happen to the bassist, as I believe he plays in Wintersun. Certainly when both bands start touring it may be a problem. I really don't think band members can work in 2 big bands, just choose one.
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04.03.2009 - 13:16
Itsemurha
Ohhh shit, he really fitted in Norther... He should have quited from Ensiferum!
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04.03.2009 - 14:17
HardSide
Written by Itsemurha on 04.03.2009 at 13:16

Ohhh shit, he really fitted in Norther... He should have quited from Ensiferum!


No truer words have been spoken, Ensiferum were much better with there past singer, but he left to start Wintersun.
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04.03.2009 - 15:24
Ragana
Rawrcat
Written by =maD.Doc:. on 04.03.2009 at 12:22

WTF!?

Yeah, those were the first three words that came into my mind after reading this, lol.
But seriously, what's happening? Lately everyone's coming up with strange and unexpected news.

I can't imagine Norther without Petri, if you ask me.
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04.03.2009 - 15:41
Twiz
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Yeah thought Petri WAS Norther but I guess priorities change.
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04.03.2009 - 15:48
VPeter
Norther was a sinking ship anyway.
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04.03.2009 - 15:52
MeloDeathViking
This blows! I like Ensiferum and all, but I definitly think he was a better fit with Norther.
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04.03.2009 - 16:03
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Mastercommander
Wow, I'm surprised. But thinking about it more, I really don't care He does a better job with Ensiferum anyways.
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04.03.2009 - 16:42
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
All I have to say is: FUCK NOOOOO !
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04.03.2009 - 16:46
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
I think he better fits with Norther then Ensiferum. Maybe Petri didn't liked the way Norther chose on the last one.
My guess: Kride will take on as lead vocal, maybe someone will fill with growls from the rest of the band...
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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04.03.2009 - 17:18
Fhuesc
Who wrote the music on norther?, if Petri didn't do it, then there's no problem at all. Let's hope that Kride keeps his mouth shout.
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Hasta la victoria, siempre!
Until victory, always!
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04.03.2009 - 17:25
Elio
Red Nightmare
Wow, I though he would have left Ensiferum instead of Norther.
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04.03.2009 - 17:49
MetalAlex
From two evils Petri selected the lesser one! He is better at Ensiferum
On last album "N" Petri wrote music only for 3 songs and lyrics for 3 songs as well.
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04.03.2009 - 18:15
Uller
From solution 7 Norther started to hit the ground. i'm not surprised. I think that we have the 2009 Best Drama
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04.03.2009 - 18:26
WorpeX
You guys all sound surprised that he left norther instead of Ensiferum. Honestly, what would you guys have done? Chose the band which isn't really all that popular and doesn't headline very often or choose the band which headlines almost every show, is incredibly popular worldwide and most likely makes way more money.

The choice is fairly obvious to me.
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04.03.2009 - 18:35
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Masterchief
Awsoem, it make my day , this band was so boring and hope they split up good news
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04.03.2009 - 19:39
FeskarN
WTF?!! I thoght that Norther was nr 1 priority for Petri. He fits better in Norther then Ensiferum as many of you said indeed. But I think he wants to be in a bigger band with for tours etc. to earn more money. For me Petri was one of most important part of Norther. Without him no Norther. A sad day for Norther fans..:cry:
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04.03.2009 - 19:59
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
HAHA!! This is cool...what would be cooler is if the band just splits up for good.
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04.03.2009 - 20:10
bard
Wow....I wonder how poppish Norther's next album will sound now.
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04.03.2009 - 20:17
soulintent
Wow like everyone said, that's very unexpected. Wasn't he a founding member of Norther? Must be pretty strange to be kicked out of a band you helped start.

Regardless, I suppose everyone is doing what they feel is right, so I wish both bands the best.
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04.03.2009 - 20:40
Infurnace
Strange news.. I thought it was going to be the other way around.
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04.03.2009 - 21:06
Uller
Written by bard on 04.03.2009 at 20:10

Wow....I wonder how poppish Norther's next album will sound now.

Lol im wondering the same thing
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04.03.2009 - 21:57
Deus Ex Machina
Well....






shit.
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04.03.2009 - 22:20
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Yeah i coulda seen this coming.
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04.03.2009 - 23:01
Glower
Yeah, but Jukka is the bass player of Wintersun....obviously that band is going nowhere, but still - they're all too caught up in other bands anyway.
Not really surprised.
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04.03.2009 - 23:40
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
FUCKKKKKKKKKKK NOOOOOO why???? he was the leader!!!!bye bye Petri!!
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05.03.2009 - 00:10
mordreds.song
Well...Petri did have to choose one or the other in all due sense. Ensiferum is in large demand. As someone already mentioned, they do headline pretty much every tour they do these days (with the exception to the Amon Amarth tour of the states), and they are pretty far up on most of the festival bills. Granted, Norther is a better fit for Norther, but in a way, it was a better move for him to just stick with Ensiferum, since they still haven't declined.
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