Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have posted the following update on their official web site:
"Things are moving along in the TURISAS camp. We have moved on to a more intensive songwriting phase: new material is shaping up and we are looking forward to start out recording the first demos of new songs this summer. Some really interesting and musically ambitious material I can tell you. Also a loose idea of a thematic entity for the album is being planned. The actual album recordings will hopefully take place around fall/winter if everything works out."
TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", was released last July through Century Media Records. "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of bands such as IN EXTREMO, FALKENBACH, NIGHTWISH and FINNTROLL," according to an official press release.
Upcoming TURISAS shows:
Jun. 25 - Nummirock – Nummijärvi, FIN
Jul. 21 - Earthshaker – Geiselwind, GER
Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air – Wacken, GER
Aug. 07 - Landegem Sporthall - Landegem/Gent, BEL
Aug. 08 - Salamandra – Riga, LV