Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN’S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN’S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA) are putting the finishing touches on an acoustic album, “Blacoustic”, to be released later in the year under the KOTIPELTO & LIIMATAINEN banner. Timo says, “Matias [Kupiainen, STRATOVARIUS guitarist] mixed the album in his studio and now he is mastering it (final tuning, making each tracks into a complete album). It sounds veeery good! We still need to work on the artwork, etc. Jani and Matias did a brilliant job!”
CAIN’S OFFERING, the band featuring Kotipelto and Liimatainen, released its debut album, “Gather The Faithful”, in 2009 via Frontiers Records.
Liimatainen was previously in SONATA ARCTICA and ALTARIA. In 2007, Jani parted ways with SONATA ARCTICA, a band he co-founded in 1996 and to which he devoted his time and energy for more than 10 years.