Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE will enter Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in September with producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, SINERGY, NORTHER) to record the follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Unlike the group's previous releases, the as-yet-untitled effort will be mixed at Finnvox studios in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS),according to a post on the band's web site.
"Time Of Despair" entered the Finnish album charts at No. 24 upon its release in June 2002. The album's first single, "The Pit", debuted at No. 6 on the Finnish singles chart. ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen's "atmospheric rock" side project, SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS),are currently recording songs at F-Field Studio in Lahti for their full-length debut, tentatively due in November through Watch Me Fall Records. Download the new demo song "Drifter" (recorded in May 2003) at this location. Tracks from the group's "Pieces" EP (2002) can be heard here.