Finland’s rising alternative progressive metallers CONSTANTINE are heading for their first ever UK tour in August and September 2014. The tour covers 10 shows in England and Wales, which are also their first shows outside Finland. Supporting band on the tour will be Italian female-fronted rockers ARMONIGHT.
The self-imposed band has done preparations for the tour since last autumn, while touring domestic venues after the release of their second album, Resign Due. Constantine’s former record label went bankrupt only few weeks before the release, but the band did not cave in and eventually self-released the album. They’re now looking for a new label, while working on their third full-length record.
Constantine will also be a part of a documentary series by the Finnish broadcasting company YLE. The series will be aired sometime next fall and it follows the bands doings along with the final year of the late record company and its affairs.
Constantine’s tour dates are as follow:
28.08.2014 THE MERRY MONK, BISHOP AUCKLAND
29.08.2014 LOUNGE 41, WORKINGTON
30.08.2014 THE RACEHORSE, NORTHAMPTON
31.08.2014 SOUTH SEA LIVE, SHEFFIELD
01.09.2014 BASEMENT, BRIDLINGTON
02.09.2014 CANTERBURY STUDENT CITY, KENT
04.09.2014 THE ROADHOUSE, BIRMINGHAM
05.09.2014 THE PATRIOT, CRUMLIN (WALES)
06.09.2014 SANCTUARY ROCK BAR, BURNLEY*
07.09.2014 THE CAMDEN UNICORN, LONDON
Support from Armonight (ITA)
Jyväskylä, Finland based progressive metal band CONSTANTINE has released the first single from their new album coming Fall 2013. The single goes under the name “World Undefined”.
Janne Seppänen, a guitarist for the band comments the track as follows: ”World Undefined is a steam train on speed or an ADHD-dude on a caffeine overdose. The song is built on crushing riffs and immensely catchy vocal melodies. Without a doubt, it’s the heaviest song we have ever put out. According to the teachings of the Finnish ice hockey legend Timo Jutila, it goes forward.”
Constantine also released the first music video ever shot with Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Check out the video below:
“We wanted to stay away from sterile and boring modern music videos that just about every other band release these days. We wanted to fill it with symbolism and details that can be interpreted in many ways, just like the whole album has been built to be interpreted. By shooting the video with a new smartphone we did something that no one has done before and brought the whole thing much closer to our audience, because basically anyone could pull off a similar project by using resources they already have with limitless creativity and artistic vision.”
Rewarded in the Finnish Metal Awards as Newcomer of the Year 2011 with their debut album “Divine Design”, Constantine has “gone forward” at gigs, in the studio as well as in the tabloids.
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