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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Turisas: reveals cover artwork for upcoming album, 'Turisas2013'
Turisas:  reveals cover artwork for upcoming album, 'Turisas2013'
Get ready for TURISAS to paint your town red and black again! The band has now revealed the first details about their upcoming album: Turisas2013 is scheduled to be released on September 3rd in North America (August 26th in Europe) via Century Media Records.

The album was produced yet again by vocalist Mathias Nygård, and the majority of the album was recorded by Mathias Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that served as the Turisas2013 command center and headquarters. Additional recordings were done in 3 other studios: drums at Atomic Spa Studio (Helsinki), orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio (Helsinki), and most of the vocals and additional acoustic elements at Sound Supreme Studio (Hämeenlinna), where TURISAS also recorded The Varangian Way and Stand Up And Fight.



With Turisas2013, the band deliberately aimed for a more organic sound. Mathias "Warlord" Nygård further comments: "When it comes to the production it's just the opposite of the polished and massive 'Stand Up And Fight'. It's raw and dry and in your face, but still maintaining that TURISAS-largeness. People attest to us that we are a great live band and we wanted the album to be based more around that than orchestral massiveness. It's our most varied record to date and even if some of the songs sound very different, I think the common thread is that every single one has a lot of energy to it."

The mixing and mastering was done by London-based producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, who previously worked with GHOST B.C., PRIMORDIAL, and ULVER, just to name a few.

TURISAS live:
6.14.2013 - (UK) Donington Park - Download Festival
6.21.2013 - (PL) Jaworzno - Metalfest Open Air Poland
6.22.2013 - (DE) St. Goarshausen / Loreley - Metalfest Germany
6.23.2013 - (LIT) Varniai - Kilkim Zaibu
7.24.2013 - (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7.25.2013 - (DE) Chemnitz - Rock im Betonwerk
7.26.2013 - (DE) Oberalfingen - Betonwerk
8.17.2013 - (SE) Falun - Sabaton Open Air
8.31.2013 - (DE) Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Metal Open Air

Heidenfest 2013 feat. TURISAS w/ ENSIFERUM, EQUILIBRIUM, SUIDAKRA + special guests (TBA)
Metal Hammer, Legacy, Blast!, Musix, Noiseletter, XtraX, Metalnews present:

9.20. 2013 - (DE) Leipzig - Hellraiser
9.21.2013 - (DE) Gießen - Hessenhallen **, ***
9.22.2013 - (DE) Antwerp - Trix *, ***
9.23.2013 - (F) Paris - Bataclan
9.24.2013 - (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
9.25.2013 - (DE) Milan - Live Club
9.26.2013 - (CH) Lausanne - Docks
9.27.2013 - (DE) Geiselwind - Musichall **, ***
9.28.2013 - (DE) Munich - Backstage **, ***
9.29.2013 - (CH) Pratteln - Z7
9.30.2013 - (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
10.1.2013 - (DE) Berlin - Postbahnhof
10.2.2013 - (CZ) Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe ****
10.3.2013 - (AT) Vienna - Arena
10.4.2013 - (DE) Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn **, ***
10.5.2013 - (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle *, **, ***
10.6.2013 - (NL) Tilburg - O13 *, ***
* with HEIDEVOLK
** with RIGER, GERNOTSHAGEN
*** with WINTERSTORM
**** without ENSIFERUM

Check http://heidenfest.eu for more information; ticket here.

TURISAS UK headlining dates:
10.8.2013 - (UK) Bristol - The Fleece
10.9.2013 - (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 - (UK) Nottingham - Rock City
10.11.2013 - (UK) Glasgow - Cathouse
10.12.2013 - (UK) Manchester - Club Academy

Turisas2013 is the first album introducing the band's revamped line-up:
Mathias Nygård - vocals
Jussi Wickström - guitar
Olli Vänskä - violin
Robert Engstrand - keyboards
Jaakko Jakku - drums
Jesper Anastasiadis - bass

TURISAS online:
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