Happy afternoon, fellow metal backyard yokels. I am zoning out watching Azealia Mermaid Ball “Jumanji” on YouTube (one of her best songs, still). Anyway I paused a minute to check my emails and learned some sick ass metal news regarding a current favorite.
Melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM are excited to announce the release of their new track “Chaospace”. The previously unreleased track was written and recorded during the sessions of the band’s latest and critically acclaimed full-length album The Burning Cold. “Chaospace” is released as a 2-track digital single that also features a cover version of SEPULTURA’s “We Who Are Not As Others”. Watch it below.
I caught like heavier + more technical Colony-era In Flames vibes from parts of this one, certainly a killer new song and everyone’s parts work really well together!
OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala states, “‘Chaospace’ – head banging, skull crushing straight-forward OG melodeath assault and the evil cousin of “The Burning Cold” legacy! It’s not exactly “the new” song representing where the band is heading at the moment, as this song was recorded already during “The Burning Cold” -sessions back in early 2018. It didn’t exactly fit the album drama and entirety, so we decided to keep it to be released later as a stand-alone single track and a reminder that we’re here alive an’ well! …And now’s the time to unleash this beasty – right before our European headliner tour, that’s starting next week, where we’re gonna kick your arse every night with this “Chaospace” bastardo too. N-joy & see you down the road once again!!!”
“The song is about inevitability of change, and the chaos it brings forth before routine sets in,” adds Jukka Pelkonen about the lyrics.
Get the 2-track single digitally here: https://omnium-gatherum.lnk.to/ChaospaceSingle
Furthermore, the never resting OMNIUM GATHERUM will be hitting the road again in late September and October. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.
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OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently working on their highly anticipated new album, which will be released in late summer 2018! Check out the below update from guitarist Markus Vanhala:
“Greetings from the studio vaults! We’re busy at forging the new OMNIUM GATHERUM album during the Finnish winter madness season – hopes are high here, even though the outside temperature isn’t. A lot of special good stuff is going on, and new adventures are coming up for camp OG. We’re just in the middle of recording guitar and synth stuff for the next album, and all I can say is that this is gonna be one bad-ass album. Again we trust our good ol’ tour de force of Teemu Aalto doing recording and producing, and Dan Swanö who will fix it in the mix and master the universe. Everything’s been going really well and easily so far with producing this successor for the successful ‘Grey Heavens’, and I’ll promise this album’s gonna beat the previous one for real! The league of angry old men are here for your enjoyment! Already at this early stage it seems like this is going to be OG’s epic guitar heroism magnum opus… Maybe, haha… Me and Joonas have found some great spirit of the lost shred guys. All hail the almighty guitar and heavy metal!”
Following the recording session, OMNIUM GATHERUM will escape from the studio to get back on the road once again. Vanhala adds, “We enjoyed the Finnish-Icelandese rivalry of the ‘Arctic Circle Alliance’ European tour last year with Skalmöld and Stam1na so much that we wanted to do a European round 2. This time we’ll go to the islands of United Kingdom and Ireland, and also Scandinavia including Denmark, Sweden and Norway.”
The band will also be seen on North American soil in the Fall alongside Amorphis, Dark Tranquility and Moonspell. Full dates are as listed below.Add to My Radar
OMNIUM GATHERUM have just released their brand new single “Blade Reflections”. It is now available on all streaming and download platforms and will also be featured on a limited Edition Omnium Gatherum / Skalmöld split 7-inch, which will be available on the upcoming “Arctic Circle Alliance” European Tour (see below for all dates).
You can watch the lyric video for “Blade Reflections” streaming here: https://youtu.be/j5glljbcJPw
Singer Jukka Pelkonen comments, “In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ʻBlade Reflectionsʼ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation. Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying.”Add to My Radar
Finnish folk metal masters Ensiferum are preparing to release a new album in the new year. This, their sixth studio album, will be entitled One Man Army. It will be the bands first album since signing to Metal Blade Records. Sammi Hinkka, bassist, had this to say about recording the album:
“Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used but overall we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than ‘midi-metal.'”
Hinkka went on to say:
“On the new album, we took many things musically to the next level so we decided also to try something new graphics-wise. Gyula Havancsák did a phenomenal job! For the first time it was really nice to be more involved with designing the cover and all details. Our humble gratitude to Gyula for all the patience and really amazing results. We couldn’t be more satisfied!”
One Man Army will officially be released on February 24.
Check out tour dates here as Ensiferum hits the road (and sea) with the likes of Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.Add to My Radar
Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum announced that guitarist Joonas “Jope” Koto (Malpractice, ex-To/Die/For, ex-Hateframe) now are a full member of the band.
The band commented on the addition:
“Omnium Gatherum is a twin-guitar squad again and what’s even better is that now we have Jackson guitar tour de force on both sides of the stage! Joonas has been playing already a big bunch of gigs with Omnium Gatherum as session live member as the previous guitarist Harri Pikka left the band over a year ago, and Jope was even filling up Harri in some gigs even before we separated ways.”
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Finnish melodic death outfit Omnium Gatherum are currently streaming two tracks from their recently released album “New World Shadows” on the band’s Myspace page. “New World Shadows,” the fifth studio album from the band, was released in Europe on February 7th and March 1st in North America on Lifeforce records.
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Omnuim Gatherum is currently planning on April tour with Rotting Christ that will see then destroy the European continent.
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Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have announced that they will be joining Rotting Christ 0n the Aealo European Tour 2011. The tour will also be supported by bands Daylight Misery and Dark End.
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Omnium Gatherum also announced a handful of Finnish tour dates throughout February, March, April, and July in support of the band’s upcoming fifth full-length studio album, “New World Shadows,” which will be released via Lifeforce Records in Europe this coming week and in North America on March 1st. They released a video for the song “Soul Journeys”. To see the upcoming album’s artwork and track listing click here.Add to My Radar
The band’s upcoming new album, “New World Shadows,” will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011, Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011, Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011, North America: March 1, 2011.Add to My Radar
Finnish Metallers Omnium Gatherum will be playing this years edition of “With Full Force” festival to be held July 1st – July 3rd at Roitzschjora airport in Germany. Joining Omnium Gatherum will be fellow Lifeforce records act Deadlock.
Omnium Gatherum’s new album and Lifeforce records debut “New World Shadows” is set to be released February 7th in Europe, while Deadlock’s new opus “Bizarro World” is set to be released Febuary 28th.Add to My Radar
Finland’s melodic death metal quintet Omnium Gatherum are all set to release their latest offering, “New World Shadows,” to the world. The album will have several different release dates depending on the country you live in. “New World Shadows” is set for release in the US on March 1, 2011 on Lifeforce Records.This is the fifth full-length studio album and there have been some line-up changes for this recording.
Long time rhythm guiarist Harri Pikka left the bandin August 2010. Their official statement read “We’re really sorry to announce also that Harri Pikka has silently decided to flee the OG crew after 13 years of solid service. We don’t know his exact reasons for this but maybe someday mr. Mystery Man tells us… 🙂 At the moment we’ve decided to finish the new album as a 5-piece unit, but we have the best possible live guitar unit called Joonas Koto (Malpractice / Ex-To/Die/For / Ex-Hateframe) filling the second guitar live duties at the moment and it rocks!” Also, bass player Toni Mäki joined the band in 2009, replacing Eerik Purdon.
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Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have unveiled the cover art, tracklisting and release dates for their upcoming fifth album, “New World Shadows.” The album will be releasing via Lifeforce Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011
Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011
North America: March 1, 2011
The album was recorded at Astia Studio 2 in Lappeenranta & OmG Studio in Karhula, Finland with Teemu Aalto, and was mixed and mastered at Unisound Studio in Örebro, Sweden by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Opeth, Katatonia, Dissection, Hail of Bullets, Bloodbath etc.).
Regarding the material for the band forthcoming album, the band previously said in a statement, “This time we really put a lot of time and effort on the pre-production of the stuff. It’s going to be an epic and massive attack of ever-flowing stream of Finnish ‘melodic death metal,’ straight from the souls of black.”
“Here it is, the OG’s musical evolution and career of 15 years in metal and this album surely is finally the musical diamond what we were starting to chase once we started this band, finally every piece of the puzzle are here and the notes on the right places! This is northern death metal without limitations, really melodic and intelligent but still aggressive while quoting lines from prog to even AOR and no less than having also my teenage idol sir Dan Swanö himself singing some stuff here, like we say it – this is adult oriented death metal in it’s most epic, melodic & purest form!” says guitarist Markus
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Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable...sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement. Fave track: "Braziers are Burning" Tridroid has the cassette version HERE.