“The Beginning Of Times”, the new album from Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS, landed at position No. 1 on the official chart in the band’s home country.
Released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, “The Beginning Of Times” is described as “the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of both music and lyrics.” Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.
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“Circle Regenerated”, the new album from the Finnish melodic death/black metal act NORTHER, entered the official chart in the band’s home country at position No. 22. The follow-up to 2008′s “N” marks the recording debut of the band’s new vocalist Aleksi Sihvonen “and will leave no long-time fan of the band dissatisfied and will grab you by the balls with its stunning blend of viciously infective hooks, epic elements and powerful riffs and leads,” according to a press release.
“Circle Regenerated” was released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Finland: Wednesday, April 13
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, April 15
Spain, Italy: Tuesday, April 19
Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, April 20
Rest Of Europe: Monday, April 18
Australia, New Zealand: Friday, April 22
“Circle Regenerated” track listing:
01. Through It All
02. The Hate I Bear
04. Some Day
05. Break Myself Away
08. We Do Not Care
09. The Last Time
10. Closing In
NORTHER was founded in 2000 and has thus far released five full-length albums, two EPs, a DVD, four singles and the soundtrack to the Finnish film “V2″. The band has done extensive touring with such acts as DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, TURISAS and FINNTROLL.
“Pimeys” (English translation: “Darkness”), the debut album from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), has entered the official chart in the band’s home country at position No. 28.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
* Mikko Heikkilä (BLACK SUN AEON, SINAMORE) – Vocals, Guitar * Eero Silvonen (DEATH CONFRONTING, THE FINAL HARVEST) – Solo Guitar * Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, THE FINAL HARVEST) – Bass, Growls * Saku Moilanen – Keyboards * Pyry Hanski – Drums
For more information, visit www.routasielu.com. – Source: Blabbermouth.net
The third, self-titled album from Finnish melodic death metallers MYGRAIN has entered the official chart in the band’s home country at position No. 23. Released on January 12 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki with producer Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE, STONE) and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden.
MYGRAIN is preparing to film a video for the song “Trapped In An Hourglass” with director Tage Rönnqvist. The clip will be shot at the end of January and is expected to make its online debut in February.