Space. The final frontier.
For WALTARI, this space has always been music – galaxies of sound beyond tropes and trends – and in 2021, the Finish groundbreakers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their very first space journey in true style.
This means that even though a best-of compilation might be in order on such an occasion, Waltari would not be themselves if they hadn´t cooked up something special.
And unusual the album turns out to be: For “3rd Decade – The Anniversary Edition”, the group revisited material from all their creative phases, choosing some of their finest songs to give them an overhaul with the help of like-minded musicians from every stripe. Waltari let their guests shine instead of stepping into the spotlight themselves.
Afraid of nothing but stagnation, the band once again proves that it can still live up to the original crossover ethos at any time, experimenting and finding new alleys to sneak into, all the while honouring its legacy with one eye looking ahead into an exciting future.
Tracklist 3rd Decade:
01 Waltari feat. Jürgen Engler – Merry Go Round
02 Waltari feat. Marko Hietala – Below Zero 2021
03 Waltari & Bomfunk MC´s – Skyline (remix)
04 Waltari & Eläkeläiset – Ehtoopuolella
05 Waltari feat. Kevin Ridley & Youth Choirs Sykkii and n.u.k.u – So Fine 2021
06 Waltari & Angelit – Step Outside
07 Waltari feat. Jonne Järvelä & Jyrki 69 – In The Cradle 2021
08 Waltari feat. Niki – Misty Man 2021
09 Waltari & Lordi – Lights On 2021
10 Waltari feat. Tampere All Stars – The Stage 2021
11 Waltari feat. April Art – Helsinki 2021
Waltari – “3rd Decade – The Anniversary Edition” – will be released as CD Digi and as limited coloured Vinyl too.
Kartsy Hatakka – Vocals, bass, programming and synth
Kimmo Korhonen – Guitar and growling
Sami Yli-Sirnio – Guitar
Jani Holli – Synth and programming
Jariot Lehtinen – Guitar
Ville Vehvilainen – Drums
So Fine! (1994)
Big Bang (1995)
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! – Death Metal Symphony In Deep C (Live, 1996)
Space Avenue (1997)
Radium Round (1999)
Rare Species (2004)
Blood Sample (2005)
Release Date (2007)
Below Zero (2009)
Covers All! – 25th Anniversary Album (2011, Covers Album)
You Are Waltari (2015)
Global Rock (2020)
3rd Decade – The Anniversary Edition (2021)