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19/08/09

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NEW PEACEVILLE SIGNING ANNOUNCED

Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, Barren Earth. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends Amorphis, as well as current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow & Kreator, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (Katatonia/Opeth/Novembre).
An EP is due November 2009, with the album currently scheduled for an early 2010 release.


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 such as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog.

www.myspace.com/officialbarrenearth


LINE-UP

Mikko Kotamäki – Vocals (Swallow The Sun)
Olli-Pekka Laine – Bass (Ex-Amorphis, Mannhai)
Kasper Mårtenson –Keyboards (Ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band)
Janne Perttilä – Guitar (Rytmihäiriö)
Marko Tarvonen – Drums (Moonsorrow)
Sami Ylisirniö – Guitar (Kreator, Waltari)


On signing to Peaceville:

“Getting signed by Peaceville Records is a great honour, as they are one of the very few metal labels left who have a passion and feeling for the music they release. To us, it also feels like coming home, because in a way they carry a big responsibility for BARREN EARTH’s existence by having released the most important albums from pioneers such as Autopsy and Paradise Lost. Those albums played a huge role, when we sucked our musical mother’s milk in the late 80’s and early 90’s. This is a fact that should be noticeably evident in Barren Earth’s sound and music. Hopefully BARREN EARTH will also be able to add a fresh spin to Peaceville’s already impressive roster”.

- Olli-Pekka Laine

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Live Dates

September 2015

  • 04/09, Unknown venue - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 04/09, Fall of Summer Festival - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 05/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 05/09, La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues - Pantin, France
    Novembre
  • 06/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 09/09, Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA, US
    Anathema
  • 13/09, Clash Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    At the Gates
  • 18/09, Stora Scenen - Gothenburg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 23/09, The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 23/09, Motion & the Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 24/09, O2 Academy Islington - London, UK
    Enslaved
  • 25/09, The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 26/09, Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
    Enslaved
  • 27/09, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/09, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Enslaved
  • 28/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 28/09, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 30/09, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Pentagram

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

  • 01/12, Livewire - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Enslaved
  • 03/12, Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 04/12, Lonestar Pavilion & Event Center - Lubbock, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/12, Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/12, Pakkahuone, Tullikamari - Tampere, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 06/12, House of Blues - Dallas, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/12, Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 08/12, Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA, US
    Enslaved
  • 10/12, Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 11/12, Bronson Centre - Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 12/12, House of Blues - Boston, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 13/12, Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 15/12, Irving Plaza - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 16/12, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 17/12, The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC, US
    Enslaved
  • 18/12, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Bloodbath