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Thaurorod Announces New Keyboardist

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:48 AM (PST)

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”

For what the band has to say about their newest member, go here.

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Thaurorod part ways with singer, add Vision Divine’s Michele Luppi

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM (PST)

Finnish power metal band Thaurorod have announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Markku Kuikka and have replaced him with Vision Divine’s Michele Luppi.

The band had this to say about Kuikka’s departure,

“The reasons why Markku is not in the band anymore is his lack of abilities to perform and to make the show that we absolutely want to give to the audiences that comes to see us on stage. We need to continue with a guy who can make audience go crazy every single night!!! We are looking very much forward to our future shows and Power Of Metal tour with Michele! Come to give this Italian gentleman a warm welcome! We already played a show in Nosturi, Helsinki with him and it felt absolutely great to share stage with him! Sorry for it took so long to make this announcement about the vocalist situation as there have been a lot of speculation because we finished the last tour with a different vocalist than who is singing on the album. We just wanted to take the time to find the best possible singer for the band first and then announce the news. At the moment THAUROROD is composing new material for the second studio album. More updates on this will be posted in coming months.”

The band was recently confirmed to perform at Metalcamp 11 Open Air festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. Their latest album “Upon Haunted Battlefields” was released on September 24 via NoiseArt Records.

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Thaurorod confirmed to perform at Metalcamp 11 Open Air in Slovenia

Posted by Lucas Riot on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM (PST)

Thaurorod band photoFinnish power metal band Thaurorod have been confirmed to perform at Metalcamp 11 Open Air festival in Tolmin, Slovenia.  The festival is scheduled for Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 17, 2011 allowing for festival goers to camp on site and enjoy seven days of metal mayhem.  Other bands already confirmed for the event include Amorphis, Wintersun, Moonspell, Watain, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Alestorm, and others.  This will be the 8th annual Metalcamp festival.

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