Finnish powerhouse Thaurorod, who recently successfully finished the Power of Metal Tour w/ Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary have announced a new band member, keyboardist Vili Ollila. Vili has worked as a professional keyboardist – live, studio and teaching – and played alongside Finland’s finest pop/rock/metal musicians: most recently with Raskasta Joulua (“Heavy Christmas”) and Northern Kings projects, each featuring some of the most prestigious frontmen in Finnish metal.
Vili comments joining Thaurorod as follows: “When I was asked to join the band very late in 2010, I had already other obligations signed & sealed for the early spring of 2011. After attending a few rehearsals with the guys, listening to some new kick-ass T-Rod tracks and sharing a stage with them prior to Power Of Metal tour really convinced me that I definitely want to be a part of a group this motivated and talented! Sadly, I couldn’t attend the POM tour and that nearly broke my heart – still I’m glad that the guys understood my situation and I’d also like to extend my thanks to talented Mika Karjalainen who helped T-Rod out in their hour of need. I’m really looking forward to our next shows, especially at Metalfest and Metalcamp, and I’m also pretty stoked about the pre-production and finishing the songwriting process for the next T-Rod album. Full speed ahead! Hope to see you on tour anytime soon. Yours, -Vili”
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