Tag Archives: Barren Earth

ProgPower USA Announce 2019 Lineup, Tease 2024 as Possible Final Year

Posted by on September 10, 2018

ProgPower USA is the premier U.S. festival for progressive and power metal. For 19 years they have been a key part in bringing some of the biggest and best names in the international progressive and power metal scenes to the United States. It takes place every September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 24th – Embrace Nothingness

Posted by on March 24, 2015

This week’s release schedule isn’t dead, but there is a lot of talent that is unexplored by many. Give some of these albums a listen for some undiscovered gems. Of course, you’ll know the lead band as the self-proclaimed heaviest band in existence, and one of the few with the credentials to back a claim […]

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Barren Earth allow A Shapeless Derelict to take form

Posted by on February 17, 2015

After signing with Century Media Records earlier this year, and releasing the title track to their upcoming album, On Lonely Towers, Barren Earth has now released a lyric video for “A Shapeless Derelict.” Said bassist Olli-Pekka Laine on the new track: “Varying from 90’s death and doom metal to 70’s avant-garde prog rock, ‘A Shapeless Derelict’ represents Barren […]

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Barren Earth climb On Lonely Towers

Posted by on January 29, 2015

After signing with Century Media Records earlier this month, Barren Earth have gone ahead and released the first song from their upcoming album. This new song is the title track from On Lonely Towers, which will be out on March 30th here in North America. Said vocalist Jón Aldará on the song: “On Lonely Towers can be […]

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Barren Earth sign to Century Media

Posted by on January 7, 2015

Over the course of two albums, Barren Earth have gained a solid reputation via their blend of death metal, prog rock and folk. Now the band have signed with Century Media. They’re just wrapping up recording their third studio album, which is scheduled to be released in the early part of this year, which will […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Mikko Kotamaki Leaves Barren Earth

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Today, Finnish progressive death metal supergroup Barren Earth has announced the departure of it’s singer Mikko Kotamaki. The band, which has released an EP and two albums so far since their inception in 2007, exists as a side project for its members, who are all a part of other Finnish metal groups such as Amorphis […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 13th – Carnivorous Swarm

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Continuing with March is Metal month, we face a contrast from last week’s spartan list to an overwhelming amount of releases this week. Adding to the contrast this week is that we have many big names with new albums today. Last year didn’t have many weeks like this, where the new release list is glutted […]

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Barren Earth Streaming First Three Songs Off Of New Album

Posted by on March 6, 2012

Barren Earth is streaming the first three songs off of their new album The Devil’s Resolve via Metal Underground.

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Shadows Fall, Devildriver, Charred Walls Of The Damned And More Share Real Life “Spinal Tap Moments”

Posted by on November 11, 2011

We all know why today, 11/11/11, is being dubbed “National Metal Day.” No, it’s not because VH1 Classic says so. It’s because of Spinal Tap! And if you don’t get the significance of the number 11, then stop reading this and go watch This Is Spinal Tap ASAP. But it’s not just the humor that […]

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