Finland Hyvinkää based symphonic power metallers THAUROROD – formed in 2002 – are currently recording their third album. The band has released the first preview from the upcoming album, check it out below.
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Steve Vai, Nicko Mcbrain, Emil Pohjalainen, Yngwie Malmsteen
Furthermore THAUROROD guitarist Emil Pohjalainen participated in Guitar Gods Festival 2016 competition hosted by Yngwie Malmsteen together with a talented young player Janne Nieminen from Hämeenlinna (Finland). They were voted to the finals with eight other finalists and the Emil and Janne won the whole competition.
THAUROROD announced on their Official Facebook page:
Guitar Gods Festival 2016 in Miami is over and Thaurorod’s Emil together with Janne Nieminen won the whole thing! Now the guys are heading to Axes and Anchors Cruise to play some more with some of the world’s greatest guitarists such as Y.Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick and many more.
Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD have released a new video for “Overboard”. The song comes out from the band’s sophomore album “Anteinferno”, which will be released in Europe on December 20th via NoiseArt Records. The cover artwork for “Anteinferno” was created by Ken Kelly. Check out the video below.
“Anteinferno” track listing:
01. Planet X
02. Heart Of The Lion
04. Far From Home
06. Marked For Diablo
07. For The Rose To The Grave
10. Riders Of The Shires
Finnish metallers THAUROROD have revealed details about their upcoming album via their official facebook page:
THAUROROD leapt out of the Finnish underground in 2010: after the newcomers made quite some heads turn with their first three EPs, their debut “Upon Haunted Battlefields“ put them right on the map with the big players of metal! No wonder they were picked as support act for SABATON`s EU tour– and in 2011 THAUROROD gained even more fans on tour with SYMPHONY X and NEVERMORE.
Their secret for success? Their unique version of epic symphonic metal and power metal! The sixpiece is often compared to genre overlords SONATA ARCTICA, DRAGONFORCE and STRATOVARIUS, but the band has managed to carve a niche of its own.
Just like it was the case with “Upon Haunted Battlefields”, the cover artwork for “Anteinferno“ has been taken care of by Ken Kelly of MANOWAR fame. “I found this masterpiece with all the strong colors of the flames and a warrior on a horse and thought it would fit perfectly, but also would reflect the battle themes and the theme of the last song which is about the world’s biggest horse breed, the Shire horse, which was used in medieval battles ages ago. So I would say it’s a pretty perfect cover for this album!” explains Pasi Tanskanen.
1. Planet X
2. Heart Of The Lion
4. Far From Home
6. Marked For Diablo
7. For The Rose To The Grave
10. Riders Of The Shires
The album will be released in Europe on December 20 through NoiseArt Records and will be available as CD and download. In Japan, the record is due on December 11 via Spiritual Beast featuring an exclusive bonus track called „Japskin Syylä“.
Pre-order the album here:
Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD entered Rockstar Productions studio in the band’s hometown of Hyvinkää, Finland on November 29 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release.
The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below.
THAUROROD recently announced the addition of Swedish singer Andi Kravljaca (SILENT CALL, SEVENTH WONDER) to the group’s ranks.
Commented the band: “We made two shows with Andi in Finland warming up for WINTERSUN and everything felt amazing and we had so much fun together! He easily impressed the band and the audiences with his energetic performances on both shows… what a crazy dude on stage!”
THAUROROD parted ways with Italian singer Michele Luppi in July. They attributed the split to the fact that Luppi “[didn’t] have enough time for THAUROROD” and the group’s desire to find someone who was “more motivated [and] who share[d] the same passion and hunger to go on with THAUROROD as the rest of the band.”
THAUROROD‘s debut album, “Upon Haunted Battlefields”, came out in Europe on September 24, 2010 via NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation.
Melodic metal warriors THAUROROD entered the studio on November 29th to start the recordings for their new album, which will be released in 2013. The album will be recorded with the new singer Andi Kravljaca. The recordings are taking place for the first time ever, in a studio in the band’s home city Hyvinkää (Finland), at Rockstar Productions.
Their latest studio report can be read below:
“The guys had entered the studio around 15-16 o’clock. The result after the studio day is: drums for three songs recorded! Not bad at all! Emppu was there to record Joonas (yes in hangover) and they only recorded Emppu’s songs today. I only quickly stopped by the studio as Joonas and Emppu were recording the third track.
Just slightly hangoverish guitarist…
Rec is on!
Meanwhile Lasse had recorded backing guitars for one instrumental song we are going to record later. It’s Emppu’s song and we played that track already in Nummirock 2011 and in Metalcamp 2011.
So that’s pretty much all… tomorrow probably recording some songs written by me and by Lasse.
Freezing greetings from Hyvinkää, Finland as it’s minus 18 degrees….hrrrrrrr!”
For more info on the album visit the band’s website.
Within the last month, melodic metal warriors THAUROROD have been looking for a new singer. Now the search is over and the band announce new singer, Andi Kravljaca.
Watch a presentation video below:
Here’s what the band says about their new singer: “As you might know it hasn’t been too easy for us with the previous vocalists. Facing a vocalist change is never easy and facing a lot of them is just something really hard for a band. We went through a lot of vocalist candidates and wanted to pick a guy who can really kill on stage and who is reliable and we can count on him to deliver his 110% input now and always. We wanted to find a guy who is not only our new vocalist but also our very last!
We are so relieved to be able to announce our new vocalist finally! Ladies and gentlemen, the new frontman of Thaurorod is Andi Kravljaca! We made two shows with Andi in Finland warming up for WINTERSUN and everything felt amazing and we had so much fun together! He easily impressed the band and the audiences with his energetic performances on both shows… what a crazy dude on stage!”
Thaurorod will release a new album in 2013 – more info soon.
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