TURISAS

TURISAS BIOGRAPHY


Hear the roaring thunder? Finland’s finest metal export, Turisas is coming back – stronger than ever. Prepare yourselves for another wave of fist-pumping beat, catchy melodies and undisputed attitude, as the band is preparing for the launch of its 4th opus in Battle Metal.

Hailing from Hämeenlinna, Finland, Turisas is named after an ancient Finnish God of war. Ever since the debut album ”Battle Metal” (2004) came out, the band has become known as one of the most energetic, innovative and exciting metal acts both on record and onstage. Turisas has made its name through hundreds of shows and headline tours in Europe, the US, Russia and Latin America, and wherever the guys have set their foot, they have triumphed.

Often labeled as simply a folk metalband, the band defies easy genre definitions. Incorporating elements of symphonic power metal along with elements from prog, punk, death metal and even stadium rock, Turisas has truly carved a sound of their own. With no comparison, Turisas is as unique sounding battle metal as it gets.

After the groundbreaking albums ”The Varangian Way” (2007) and ”Stand Up and Fight” (2011), the band is now ready to push the envelope for the fourth time. Expect to be amazed in summer 2013.

TURISAS ALBUMS

Turisas2013 / 2013

01. For Your Own Good
02. Ten More Miles
03. Piece by Piece
04. Into the Free
05. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
06. Greek Fire
07. The Days Passed
08. No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea
09. We Ride Together

Stand Up and Fight / 2011

01. The March of the Varangian Guard
02. Take the Day!
03. Hunting Pirates
04. Βένετοι! - Πράσινοι!
05. Stand Up and Fight
06. The Great Escape
07. Fear the Fear
08. End of an Empire
09. The Bosphorus Freezes Over

The Varangian Way / 2007

01. To Holmgard and Beyond
02. A Portage to the Unknown
03. Cursed Be Iron
04. Fields of Gold
05. In the Court of Jarisleif
06. Five Hundred and One
07. The Dnieper Rapids
08. Miklagard Overture
09. Rasputin (Boney M. cover)

Battle Metal / 2004

01. Victoriae & Triumphi Dominus
02. As Torches Rise
03. Battle Metal
04. The Land of Hope and Glory
05. The Messenger
06. One More
07. Midnight Sunrise
08. Among Ancestors
09. Sahti-Waari
10. Prologue for R.R.R.
11. Rex Regi Rebellis
12. Katuman Kaiku

LINKS

CONTACT

MANAGEMENT / GENERAL INQUIRIES
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BOOKING
FINLAND
Jouni Markkanen
Grey Beard Concerts & Management
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+358 (0)500 574 636

NORTH AMERICA
Jeremy Holgersen
UTA New York
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+1-212-581-3100

REST OF THE WORLD
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PROMOTION / PRESS CONTACT
FINLAND
Liina Rislakki / Sony Music
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Tel. +358-(0)40 706 0286

USA / NORTH AMERICA
Ebony Jeanette / Century Media USA
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UK
Adam Sagir / The Noise Cartel Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7998 1618
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EUROPE / REST OF THE WORLD
Birgit Luhmeyer / Century Media Records
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+49 231 8297149

BAND
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VIDEOS

Stand Up And Fight

Rasputin

Ten More Miles

Battle Metal

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Mathias "Warlord" Nygård
lead vocals, keyboard, percussion (since 1997)
Jussi Wickström
guitar, backing vocals, bass (since 1997)
Olli Vänskä
violin, backing vocals (since 2005)
Jesper Anastasiadis
bass (since 2012)
Jaakko Jakku
drums, percussion (since 2012)

FORMER

Janne Mäkinen
accordion (2005–2008)
Antti Ventola
keyboard (1997–2007)
Georg Laakso
guitar (2000–2006)
Ari Kärkkäinen
guitar (1997–1999)
Sami Aarnio
bass guitar
Tino Ahola
bass guitar
Mikko Törmikoski
bass guitar (until 2004)
Hannes "Hanu" Horma
bass guitar (2005–2011)
Netta Skog
accordion (2007–2011)
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen
bass guitar (2011–2012)
Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonen
drums, percussion (1997–2012)
Robert Engstrand
keyboard (2011-2014)

If members listed here are not accurate please inform us at webmaster@metalfromfinland.com This includes both CURRENT and FORMER members.