BARREN EARTH

BARREN EARTH BIOGRAPHY


BARREN EARTH was formed in Helsinki in the autumn of 2007. This new ambitious, progressive death metal band was originally conceived in late 2006. With a head full of new, brutal, yet melodic songs, Olli-Pekka Laine (Amorphis, Mannhai) asked drummer Marko Tarvonen (Moonsorrow), to form a new progressive death metal group with him. Around 2005 Tarvonen, keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson (ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band) and Laine played in a prog-rock project called The Camel Gang (influenced by The James Gang and English prog-rock band Camel), so they knew they already had the chemistry. Tarvonen agreed to go for it, Mårtenson and guitarist Janne Perttilä joined the band as well, and little by little things started snowballing towards the first incarnation of BARREN EARTH.

At the end of 2007 Tarvonen, Laine, Mårtenson and Perttilä gathered together, and laid down the final plans. Still lacking a lead guitarist, the guys called their old friend Sami Yli-Sirniö (Kreator, Waltari), as they knew his playing style to be a perfect match. Rehearsals began immediately, and by the summer of 2008, BARREN EARTH found themselves in the studio, recording the four first songs they had put together. When it came down to finding a vocalist, the name of Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun) popped up. The band knew that Kotamäki’s skills in growling and singing were what the fresh promotional recording screamed for. Luckily he agreed to join, and BARREN EARTH had found its final form.

The music of BARREN EARTH combines elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists like Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog.

The members' individual backgrounds in many internationally known and acclaimed outfits is a testament to the quality of the band's music. These same backgrounds are obviously also echoed in BARREN EARTH's music.

BARREN EARTH ALBUMS

On Lonely Towers / 2015

01. From the Depths of Spring
02. Howl
03. Frozen Processions
04. A Shapeless Derelict
05. Set Alight
06. On Lonely Towers
07. Chaos, the Songs Within
08. The Vault

The Devil’s Resolve / 2012

01. Passing of the Crimson Shadows
02. The Rains Begin
03. Vintage Warlords
04. As it is Written
05. The Dead Exiles
06. Oriental Pyre
07. White Fields
08. Where All Stories End

Curse of the Red River / 2010

01. Curse of the Red River
02. Our Twilight
03. Forlorn Waves
04. Flicker
05. The Leer
06. The Ritual of Dawn
07. Ere All Perish
08. Cold Earth Chamber
09. Deserted Morrows

LINKS

CONTACT

MANAGEMENT
David Caracandas
Firebird Industries - Artist Management & Production
@
www.firebirdindustries.eu

LABEL
Century Media Records
www.centurymedia.com

BOOKING
EUROPE
Dragon Productions GmbH
Jörg Dusedau
schroerg(a)dragon-productions.com
www.dragon-productions.com/

FINLAND
Nem Agency Oy
Rowan Rafferty
rowan(a)nem.fi
www.nem.fi

THE REST OF THE WORLD
David Caracandas
david(a)firebirdindustries.eu
www.firebirdindustries.eu

VIDEOS

Set Alight

The Rains Begin

The Leer

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Jón Aldara
Vocals
Olli-Pekka Laine
Bass
Sami Yli-Sirniö
Guitars
Janne Perttilä
Guitars
Kasper Mårtenson
Keyboards
Marko Tarvonen
Drums

FORMER

Mikko Kotamäki
lead vocals (2007–2013)

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