Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen has posted a new video diary entry on MySpace featuring behind-the-scenes footage from lead-vocal recording sessions for his second solo album, "Becoming". Watch the clip below.
Ari Koivunen will release "Becoming" in Finland on June 11 via Sony BMG (June 9 via digital music outlets). Check out the cover artwork by Thomas Ewerhard at this location.
"Becoming" track listing:
01. Raging Machine
02. Under The Burning Sky
03. Give Me A Reason
04. Sign Of Our Times
05. Sweet Madness
07. Keepers Of The Night
08. Tears Keep Falling
09. Hero's Gold
10. My Mistake
11. Unscarred Within
"Give Me A Reason", the first single from "Becoming", entered the Finnish chart at position No. 3. The song, which is currently available for streaming on Ari's MySpace page, was written by Nino Laurenne of THUNDERSTONE and Pasi Heikkil, who were also in charge of producing Ari's sophomore album at Sonic Pump Studios.
Ari Koivunen's "Give Me A Reason" video was directed by Owe Lingvall (NOCTURNAL RITES drummer) of Village Road Film.
"Fuel for the Fire" was certified double-platinum in Finland, where it has sold more than 75,000 copies to date.
A special edition of "Fuel for the Fire" was issued in Finland on November 21, featuring a live DVD and acoustic versions of two album songs ("Hear My Call" and "Angels Are Calling") as a bonus. The live DVD contains material from Ari's concerts in Helsinki last summer and as well as interview footage.
(Thanks: Siria / www.konzi-tip.de)