Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS will support DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on their upcoming tour in early 2005. The trek is scheduled to include stops in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in February and March of next year. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.
TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", was released in 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.