STRATOVARIUS, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Members Join Forces On New CAIN'S OFFERING Album 'Stormcrow'
March 11, 2015
Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America.
CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA.
Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and a very modern heavy metal sound, CAIN'S OFFERING is, just as expected, another perfect example of today's living and breathing Finnish music scene.
Joining Jani on the band's sophomore release, coming after 2009's acclaimed debut "Gather The Faithful", are STRATOVARIUS members vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson, plus Jonas Kuhlberg on bass and Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (PAUL DI'ANNO) on drums.
"I was approached about doing this second CAIN'S OFFERING album already a few years ago," explains Jani, "but back then I was way too busy with other projects to even consider taking the time to write an album worth of material. Last year, when I was approached about it again, I thought that the time might be right and felt like I could really focus all my energy on the album."
He continues: "I think musically the new album is a bit more focused and coherent. 'Gather The Faithful' was the first album where I wrote all the music and lyrics by myself, and in retrospect maybe I was a bit too ambitious, trying to prove that I can actually write really good, complex songs. It's been six years since the first one and I think that I have matured as a writer, not trying to prove anything anymore, just trying to write the best possible material. It's still very much vocal- and melody-orientated writing, since, to me, the melody is always the king, but I did try to keep things a bit more simple this time. Although I think Timo would still say some of the vocal melodies are quite complex!"
"Stormcrow" track listing:
01. Stormcrow 02. The Best Of Times 03. A Night To Forget 04. I Will Build You A Rome 05. Too Tired To Run 06. Constellation Of Tears 07. Antemortem 08. My Heart Beats For No One 09. I Am Legion 10. Rising Sun 11. On The Shore
A trailer for the album is available below.
Timo Kotipelto: Lead Vocals Jani Liimatainen: Guitars Jonas Kuhlberg: Bass Jani Hurula: Drums Jens Johansson: Keyboards