Just recently the band around guitarist Iivo Kaipainen had released a terrific power ballad with “In The Name Of Love” – including a superb video.
Now closing in on their 1st decade of existence (which saw the band play a successful European tour as special guest of Battle Beast), the fabulous fivesome of Finns get punchy. Their third outing “Vultures Die Alone” (out April 9th) redefines melodic metal for 2021 and beyond. Beautifully balanced, meticulously honed, and streamlined to modern metal perfection, Arion’s 3rd album “Vultures Die Alone” is an extremely addictive album.
It is like a 10–round bout against a true heavyweight contender… who goes at you with kid gloves.
Finnish metal shooting stars ARION today proudly present the official music video for their latest single, “Bloodline”. The track features guest vocals by none other than Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast). Noora also appears in the new video of course. The clip was directed by André Rodriguez Films.
Arion’s latest album „Life Is Not Beautiful“ was released in October 2018. The band has been special guest on Battle Beast’s European tour in 2019.
Finnish melodic metal shooting stars ARION, who just recently signed with AFM Records, proudly present their official music video for the song “At The Break Of Dawn”.
“It was an absolute honor, pleasure and a dream come true to write this song for two great singers, one of them being a world renown super star and one of my favorite voices in metal. Elize did one hell of a job singing her part. I could easily say that this song is something to feel proud of for a very long time and represents the very best a collaboration like this can become”, Iivo Kaipainen (songwriter) states.
Vocalist Lassi adds: “Amaranthe has been one of my favorite bands for a long time, so it was a huge honor to sing a duet with Elize. Her voice is so unique and makes the song more powerful. Now finally having Elize on the music video makes the song complete.”
“At The Break Of Dawn” is taken from the upcoming album “Life Is Not Beautiful”, which will be released on October 19th.
ARION, led by guitarist Iivo Kaipainen, been around since 2011, when all members (most of them students of the Sibelius musical high school in Helsinki) were still teenagers. In 2013 ARION entered the limelight for the first time when participating in Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest qualifiers with their song „Lost”. The then unknown band ended up on a sensational #5 and shortly after was offered a deal by a Finnish label.
ARION’s debut album “Last Of Us” was released to critical acclaim in 2014, delivering an extremely mellow up-to-date melodic/power metal in the tradition of Finnish metal greats such as Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica. In the past few years ARION have stood busy with live shows and working on new material for their upcoming album, so the band’s sophomore opus, titled “Life Is Not Beautiful”, will be released on October 19th (CD, Digipak with 3 bonus tracks, Vinyl), via AFM Records.
01. The End Of The Fall
02. No One Stands In My Way
03. At The Break Of Dawn (feat. Elize Ryd)
04. The Last Sacrifice
05. Through Your Falling Tears
07. Punish You
08. Life Is Not Beautiful
09. Last One Falls
10. Last Of Us (2018) – bonus track on Digipak
11. Seven (2018) – bonus track on Digipak
12. I Am The Storm (2018) – bonus track on Digipak