AMBERIAN DAWN

AMBERIAN DAWN BIOGRAPHY


The story of AD began in the summer 2006 when the founding members, Tuomas Seppälä and Tommi Kuri decided to put together a new band when their former band Virtuocity was disbanding. They recruited Virtuocity drummer Heikki Saari (Norther, Force Majeure, Tuoni), keyboardist Tom Sagar, and guitarist Sampo Seppälä and vocalist Peter James Goodman to join the new band. After a fairly short search they found the classical soprano Heidi Parviainen (Iconofear) who turned out to be a perfect match. Amberian Dawn was finally born in 2007!

2008: This first lineup recorded the debut album “River of Tuoni” which was released in Europe and Japan & 10 Asian countries in 2008. River of Tuoni Tour took Amberian Dawn on the road with a Dutch symphonic metal band Epica and together they treated their European fans with 22 shows in 8 countries across Europe.

2009: The year 2009 saw the release of AD’s second masterpiece “The Clouds of Northland Thunder”.First in line were the clubs (London, Helsinki) and festivals (Sweden Rock , Metal Female Voices) and an other European tour with Epica.

2010: “End of Eden” was released in 2010 by their new record label Spinefarm Records. Album was highly appraised by the crictics worldwide. Keyboardist Jens Johansson (Stratovarius etc.) made a guest appearance on this album and he played two keyboard solos battles with Tuomas. On “End of Eden” AD combined bravely different genres and even one classical piece
where Heidi sings a duet with Finnish opera singer Markus Nieminen can be found on this album. The year 2010 also marked the beginning of a new era for the band. Amberian Dawn allied with RockGamer Studios to bring the band’s music in its entirety to
RockBandNetwork. These songs are available for download for Xbox360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3. AD got new management & booking agency; Twisted Talent Concerts.

2011: Amberian Dawn attended ”Out of The Dark”- Tour, which roamed in 9 different European countries with 14 shows. This was the third European Tour for AD. Even more AD’s songs got released on RockBand Network (xBox360, Playstation3, Nintendo Wii).

2012: New album Circus Black will be released. Besides Finland, also Europe and Japan & Asia was covered. This album is the most symphonic AD album so far and it features some world class guests again, like Timo Kotipelto and Jens Johansson of Stratovarius .

In late 2012: 2012 marked an important turning point in AD’s history because the band decided to part ways with vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who had been a member of Amberian Dawn from the beginning. After a longer search the band presented their new and extraordinary talented singer CAPRI to their fans in late December 2012. Capri is sure to be a great enrichment for AD’s music. She is from Finland and a professional vocalist with a strong background: she has had a full classical training but her passion has always been to be a rock singer. We are sure she will bring AD to a new level by interpreting AD songs with a different kind of style and thrilling emotion.

2013: Amberian Dawn released a compilation album of re-recorded fan favorites with Capri on vocals. Re-Evolution album introduced Capri to the world with new and fresh sound and many started to wait for a real first studio with her.

2014: New worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. New studio album “Magic Forest” comes out worldwide in summer 2014.

2015: Innuendo, second studio album recorded with singer Capri comes out in October. After good reviews for album band tours in Europe with Delain and Gentle Storm.

2017: First headliner tour in Europe together with Diabulus In Musica. Darkness Of Eternity will be released by Napalm Records in 10.11.2017

As one of the most technically advanced metal bands today, Amberian Dawn is fully armed and operational to continue their epic journey throughout the globe. The band is open to experiment with slighty new musical directions but still staying true what is AD’s trademark, great melodic metal with deep poetic lyrics and amazing technical standard. Furthermore the band has continued their extremely succesful story on RockBandNetwork being one of the most popular artist thereon with far more than 100.000 downloads world-wide.

AMBERIAN DAWN ALBUMS

Darkness Of Eternity / 2017

01. I’m The One 4:05
02. Sky Is Falling 4:03
03. Dragonflies 5:42
04. Maybe 3:36
05. Golden Coins 3:51
06. Luna My Darling 4:57
07. Abyss 3:26
08. Ghostwoman 4:01
09. Breathe Again 4:49
10. Symphony Nr. 1, part 2 – Darkness Of Eternity 4:16
11. Anyone (Bonus Track) 3:38

Innuendo / 2015

01. Fame & Gloria
02. Ladyhawk
03. Innuendo
04. The Court Of Mirror Hall
05 Angelique
06. Rise Of The Evil
07. Chamber Of Dreadful Dreams
08. Knock Knock Who’s There
09. Symphony Nr 1, Part 1- The Witchcraft
10. Your Time – My Time11 Fame & Gloria (Instrumental version)

Magic Forest / 2014

01. Cherish My Memory
02. Dance Of Life
03. Magic Forest
04. Agonizing Night
05. Warning
06. Sons Of The Rainbow
07. I'm Still Here
08. Memorial
09. Endless Silence
10. Green-Eyed
11. Dance Of Life (Instrumental) (Digipak Bonus Track) - 3:16
12. Warning (Instrumental) (Digipak Bonus Track) -3:41

Re-Evolution / 2013

01. Valkyries
02. Incubus
03. Kokko - Eagle of Fire
04. Lily of the Moon
05. Come Now Follow
06. Crimson Flower
07. Circus Black
08. Lost Sou
09. Cold Kiss (feat. Timo Kotipelto)
10. River of Tuoni
11. Charnel's Ball

Circus Black / 2012

01. Circus Black
02. Cold Kiss
03. Crimson Flower
04. Charnel's Ball
05. Fight
06. Letter
07. I Share with You This Dream
08. Rivalry Between Good and Evil
09. Guardian
10. Lily of the Moon

End of Eden / 2010

01. Talisman
02. Come Now Follow
03. Arctica
04. Ghostly Echoes
05. Sampo
06. Blackbird
07. Field of Serpents
08. City of Corruption
09. Virvatulen Laulu (feat. Markus Nieminen)
10. War in Heaven (feat. Peter James Goodman)

The Clouds of Northland Thunder / 2009

01. He Sleeps in a Grove
02. Incubus
03. Kokko – Eagle of Fire
04. Willow of Tears
05. Shallow Waters
06. Lost Soul
07. Sons of Seven Stars
08. Saga
09. Snowmaiden
10. Lionheart
11. Morning Star
12. Birth of the Harp
13. Omen (Japan bonus track)

River of Tuoni / 2008

01. River of Tuoni
02. My Wings Are My Eyes
03. Lullaby
04. Valkyries
05. Face of the Maiden
06. My Only Star
07. The Curse
08. Passing Bells
09. Sunrise
10. The Evil Inside Me
11. Dreamchaser (Japan bonus track)

LINKS

CONTACT

BOOKING
RISING TALENT AGENCY
Christian Bunke
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Phone: +49 151 1967 3845
http://www.rising-talent-agency.com
RTA is a division of RTN TOURING

FOR FINLAND
MARKO SEPPI
040 487 4644
marko.seppi (at) samagency.fi

LABEL
Napalm Records
Hammerplatz 2
A-8790 Austria
www.napalmrecords.com

Promotion
Claudia Steinlechner
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CONTACT BAND
Encore Music Oy Ltd
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VIDEOS

Magic Forest

Fame & Gloria

Arctica

River of Tuoni

I'm The One

MEMBERS

CURRENT
Tuomas Seppälä – keyboards, guitar
Joonas Pykälä-aho – drums
Emil "Emppu" Pohjalainen – guitars
Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen – vocals
Jukka Hoffren - bass guitar

FORMER
Sampo Seppälä – guitars (2006–2007)
Tom Sagar – keyboards (2006–2008)
Heikki "Joey Edith" Saari – drums (2010–2012)
Tommi Kuri – bass (2006–2010)
Heidi Parviainen – vocals (2006–2012)
Kasperi Heikkinen – guitars (2007–2012)
Jukka Koskinen – bass (2010–2013)
Kimmo Korhonen – guitars (2010–2015)
Peter James Goodman - vocals (2006)

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