Finnish metallers KALMAH will embark on a headlining tour of Canada in March 2011. Confirmed dates are as follows:
March 10 - Montreal, QC - Studio Juste pour rire
March 11 - Rouyn, QC - Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
March 12 - Sudbury, ON - Serbian centre
March 13 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
March 14 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
March 15 - Ottawa, ON - The Rainbow
March 17 - Sherbrooke, QC - le Bar Magog
March 18 - Drummonville, QC - Salle Gaston Mandeville
March 19 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash
Video footage of KALMAH's performance at this year's installment of the Metalcamp festival, which was held July 5-11, 2010 in Tolmin, Slovenia, can be viewed below.
"12 Gauge", the new album from KALMAH, entered the official chart in the band's home country, Finland, at position No. 15. The CD, which which was made available in Japan on February 24, was recorded between June and August 2009 at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden. Nine new songs and one cover version were laid down during the sessions which "went [smoothly], as always, even though this time the recordings were done in three different time periods within a half a year," according to the band.
Regarding the new album's musical direction, lead guitarist Antti Kokko stated, "It is very KALMAH-like, but we haven't forgot to introduce new tuning here and there."
KALMAH filmed a video for the song "12 Gauge" on February 20 in the band's hometown of Pudasjärvi. The group states, "The thermometer was pretty low, -37 Celsius as we started. By the end of the day it was -27. It was freezing, but anyways we managed to pull it out."
KALMAH's fifth studio album, "For The Revolution", was released in the U.K. in July 2008 via Spinefarm.