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17 December 2010
Turisas: make the title track for “Stand Up And Fight” available as free download
Turisas:  make the title track for “Stand Up And Fight” available as free download
As 2011 dawns, the time has come to plot a new course and to unleash a new album. Now it is time to “Stand Up And Fight” the track-listing of which reads as follows:

TURISAS “Stand Up And Fight” track listing:
1. The March Of The Varangian Guard
2. Take The Day!
3. Hunting Pirates
4. Venetoi! - Prasinoi!
5. Stand Up And Fight
6. The Great Escape
7. Fear The Fear
8. End Of An Empire
9. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

“’Stand Up And Fight’ is a loose continuation of the story from ‘The Varangian Way’, and picks up where the previous one left us, in Constantinople,” explains mainman Mathias Nygård. “However, it is not a sequel as such. In general, the songs are much more universal and deal with topics that can be placed just as tightly into the modern world as in the 11th century Byzantine Empire. ‘Stand Up And Fight’ has much more to offer the contemporary listener.”

Their more contemporary and universal approach is also reflected by a revamped look: "TURISAS has always been about progression and evolution, and now with a new album we're not here to repeat ourselves but to have something new to come with - also visually. Our look has developed through the years, and it's never been something we created once to be static forever. Innovation is reinventing yourself regularly. We toured ‘The Varangian Way’ for three and a half years with a look that was tied to the album. With a new release, it was time for a makeover. The visual side has always played a very strong role in Turisas, and fear not - that's not going to change. Stronger than ever, TURISAS has returned!"

The biggest, boldest and most gloriously extravagant album of the band’s career, “Stand Up And Fight” erupts like the ultimate heavy metal musical, with many layers of orchestration and choral harmonies adding to these songs’ intense sense of drama and mischief. Although remaining true to the spirit of past TURISAS records, the new album, which was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth/Katatonia) at Fascination Street in Sweden, takes the Finns to a whole new level of depth and bravado, as their unmistakable sound expands before our very ears, consistently conjuring up vivid images of the Vikings’ ongoing adventures.

“On ‘Stand Up And Fight’ the storytelling and flavour of musical drama is more strongly present than ever,” agrees Nygård. “The album also introduces some new flavours like ‘80s stadium rock. For the first time, ‘Stand Up And Fight’ features real string and horn sections played by some of the best Finnish classical musicians, hand-picked from leading symphony orchestras at home and abroad. I'm sure TURISAS fans will be surprised, but in a positive way!”

The title track is available as free download, just click: http://bit.ly/hmAtXH and spread the word about “Stand Up And Fight”.

“Stand Up And Fight” will be available on the following dates:
Finland/Japan: February 23rd, 2011
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: February 25th, 2011
Europe/UK: February 28th, 2011
Australia/NZ: March 4th, 2011
North America: March 8th, 2011

Another step on the mighty Finns march towards world domination will be their upcoming North American tour with Cradle Of Filth and Nachtmystium as well as touring (mainly) Germany, Austria, Switzerland with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Keep your eyes peeled for more dates!

Stand Up And Fight Tour 2011
17.03.2011 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington (Tickets)
18.03.2011 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront (Tickets)
19.03.2011 (UK) Nottingham - Rock City (Tickets)
21.03.2011 (F) Paris - Le Nouveau Casino
22.03.2011 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg (Tickets)
23.03.2011 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob (Tickets)
...to be continued...

TURISAS with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
“Moral & Wahnsinn Tour 2011”

Presented by: Rock Hard, Guitar, Orkus, IM1TV
Opening Act: Akrea
24.03.2011 (D) Cologne - Live Music Hall
25.03.2011 (D) Bremen - Aladin
26.03.2011 (D) Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
27.03.2011 (D) Schwabach - Markgrafensaal
29.03.2011 (D) Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
30.03.2011 (D) Munich - Backstage
31.03.2011 (A) Graz - PPC
01.04.2011 (A) Linz - Posthof
02.04.2011 (A) Vienna - Szene
03.04.2011 (HUN) Budapest - Wigwam
05.04.2011 (D) Wuerzburg - Posthalle
06.04.2011 (D) Herford - X
07.04.2011 (D) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
08.04.2011 (D) Darmstadt - Centralstation
09.04.2011 (D) Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn
10.04.2011 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
12.04.2011 (D) Memmingen - Kaminwerk
13.04.2011 (D) Hannover - Capitol
14.04.2011 (D) Kassel - Nachthallen
15.04.2011 (D) Berlin - Huxleys
16.04.2011 (D) Erfurt - Stadtgarten
17.04.2011 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
Tickets: http://www.extratix.de

Visit TURISAS online:
http://www.turisas.com
http://www.myspace.com/turisasofficial
http://www.thevarangianway.com