The brand new masterpiece of German epic metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM, "Armageddon", is out now! Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon". The result is rather dark, yet remains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records. The Limited Edition Digipak includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.
Through “Laguz” the Black Metal pioneers Ancient Rites mark a new chapter in the band's history. The album was recorded at Spacelab Studio, Grefrath, Germany, produced by Christian "Moschus" Moos, orchestrated by Oliver Phillips and mastered by Eroc at Eroc's Mastering Ranch. As always, each album sounds different from the other, yet all works are recognisably Ancient Rites, displaying an own style and authenticity. “Laguz” is an invitation to enter long forgotten worlds through the dark/historical lyrics and the music, which combines fierce Metal with classical orchestrations in order to evoke era's buried by time and dust.
Turisas - folk / viking metal band from Finland. Turisas name came from the name of the god of war in the epic Kalevala Tursas (or one of Odin's Rune - Thurisaz - Hammer of Thor). Some critics call the style in which the band plays, Battle metal - the title of the first album.Music band Turisas was founded in 1997 by Mathias Nyugardom (vocals) and Jussi Wikström (guitar). The first full-length album was released in 2004 on Century Media, and it was called "Battle Metal". Guitarist Georg Laakso, who played on this album, in 2005, received a spinal cord injury in a car accident and was forced to leave the music. Replacing him has never been found, and since then the group is only one guitarist.
German Epic Metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM will set aflame a new bonfire this summer with their fourth attempt "Erdentempel". Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation. The outcome is a very emotional and above all very personal album, that leads back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombast of the previous two records. Melodic Metal, powerful yet playful, heavy but emotional, inspired but independent.2 CD digipack comes with a second CD containing the instrumental version of the album and one bonus track on the first CD