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14 June 2013
Turisas: Check out the cover for their upcoming album "Turisas2013", new tour dates announced
Turisas:  Check out the cover for their upcoming album "Turisas2013", new tour dates announced
Get ready for TURISAS to paint your town red and black again! On the day of their return to the renowned Download Festival in the UK the band is revealing first details of their upcoming album: "Turisas2013" is scheduled for a release August 21 in Finland, August 26 in Europe while UK will follow September 2 and North America September 3. Keep your eyes peeled for the exact dates though!

Yet again the album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygård and the majority of the album recorded by Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that worked as the "Turisas2013" command centre and head quarter. Additional recordings were done in 3 other studios: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, both in Helsinki. A lot of vocals and numerous additional elements were tracked at Sound Supreme Studio in 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 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 mix and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano who previously worked with Ghost, Cathedral, Primodial and Ulver, just to name a few.

While the band will be playing selected festivals during the summer season the release of "Turisas2013" will be supported by extensive European: After joining the Heidenfest 2013 they will play their own UK headlining run.

14.06.2013 (UK) Donington Park - Download Festival
21.06.2013 (PL) Jaworzno - Metalfest Open Air Poland
22.06.2013 (DE) St. Goarshausen / Loreley - Metalfest Germany
23.06.2013 (LIT) Varniai - Kilkim Zaibu
24.07.2013 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
25.07.2013 (DE) Chemnitz - Rock im Betonwerk
26.07.2013 (DE) Oberalfingen - Betonwerk
17.08.2013 (SE) Falun - Sabaton Open Air
31.08.2013 (DE) Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Metal Open Air

Heidenfest 2013
w/ Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Suidakra + special guests (tba)
Metal Hammer, Legacy, Blast!, Musix, Noiseletter, XtraX, Metalnews present:

20.09.2013 (DE) Leipzig - Hellraiser
21.09.2013 (DE) Giessen - Hessenhallen **, ***
22.09.2013 (DE) Antwerp - Trix *, ***
23.09.2013 (F) Paris - Bataclan
24.09.2013 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
25.09.2013 (DE) Milan - Live Club
26.09.2013 (CH) Lausanne - Docks
27.09.2013 (DE) Geiselwind - Musichall **, ***
28.09.2013 (DE) Munich - Backstage **, ***
29.09.2013 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
30.09.2013 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
01.10.2013 (DE) Berlin - Postbahnhof
02.10.2013 (CZ) Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe ****
03.10.2013 (AT) Vienna - Arena
04.10.2013 (DE) Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn **, ***
05.10.2013 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle *, **, ***
06.10.2013 (NL) Tilburg - O13 *, ***
Extended show bands:
* Heidevolk
** Riger, Gernotshagen
*** Winterstorm
**** without Ensiferum
Check heidenfest.eu for more info, ticket link: www.hardticket.eu

UK headlining:
08.10.2013 (UK) Bristol - The Fleece
09.10.2013 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 (UK) Nottingham - Rock City
11.10.2013 (UK) Glasgow - Cathouse
12.10.2013 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy

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

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