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08/01/14

Barren Earth

ANNOUNCES NEW LEAD SINGER

Barren Earth has recruited Faroese native Jón Aldará as the
band's new lead vocalist. The band has been busy fine-tuning and
demoing songs for it's third full-length album which it plans to start
recording during spring 2014.
 
"As a fan of Barren Earth from the very beginning, I had no doubts
about showing my interest in the singer position. And now that things
have started rolling and I've had some time to look at the new
material, I'm extremely excited to be part of the band's future. Now
let's rock!" says Jón Aldárá.
 
"Jón is a friend with a strong voice that simply is no less than a
perfect fit for our material - old and new. I was grinning like crazy
as we ran through a handful of new songs at our first rehearsal with
him after sending demos back and forth over email the past couple of
months, everything was just sounding so good. There's just no way to
put this without sounding cliched as hell but his contribution to the
new material has indeed already taken the sound of the band to a new
level. Can't wait to hit the stage and the studio!" comments Janne
Perttilä.
 
Barren Earth is:
 
Jón Aldará - lead vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö - guitars
Janne Perttilä - guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine - bass
Kasper Mårtenson - keyboards
Marko Tarvonen - drums

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11/07/13

Barren Earth

Search for new vocalist launched

BARREN EARTH is looking for a vocalist capable of performing the band's material:
Solid clean vocals and growling skills needed. We also require motivated attitude and ability to tour and rehearse.

If you think you got what it takes, please send a short bio/description of yourself with audio samples from your vocals. All other footage (videoclips, photos) would be highly appreciated as well. Please send your submission to: barrenearth@gmail.com

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08/07/13

Barren Earth

Mikko departs Barren Earth

Finland’s death/prog metal masters Barren Earth have announced the departure of vocalist Mikko Kotamäki from the group. Since the band’s inception, Mikko has performed vocals on all of the band’s studio recordings, consisting of the Our Twilight debut EP, & 2 full-length albums.

Band statement:
"Dear friends. We regret to announce the departure of Mikko Kotamäki from BARREN EARTH.
Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to BARREN EARTH's activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved.
We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly.
BARREN EARTH wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for BARREN EARTH's works and wishes him all the best in the future."

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02/03/12

Barren Earth

'The Rains Begin' video clip now online

'The Rains Begin', the debut video from Barren Earth's new masterwork, 'The Devil's Resolve', is now complete. The video was directed by Ville Rissanen at Obscure Entertainment, who has also previously worked with fellow countrymen, Insomnium.
www.peaceville.com/barrenearth/thedevilsresolve/

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28/02/12

Barren Earth

Olli-Pekka Laine video interview clip

Barren Earth's Olli-Pekka Laine talks about the recording of & inspirations behind The Devil's Resolve (March 12th) http://www.peaceville.com/barrenearth/thedevilsresolve/

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Live Dates

November 2014

  • 01/11, Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Anathema
  • 01/11, Komplex 457 - Zürich, Switzerland
    Opeth
  • 01/11, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Pentagram
  • 02/11, The Met - Pawtucket, RI, US
    Pentagram
  • 03/11, Garage - Bergen, Norway
    Anathema
  • 03/11, Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
    Opeth
  • 04/11, Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
    Anathema
  • 05/11, Le Bataclan - Paris, France
    Opeth
  • 05/11, Klubben, Fryshuset - Stockholm, Sweden
    Anathema
  • 06/11, Ancienne Belgique (AB) - Brussels, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 06/11, Teatro Feevale - Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 07/11, The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
    Anathema
  • 07/11, Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Opeth
  • 07/11, John Bull Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 08/11, Südbahnhof - Chemnitz, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 08/11, Große Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 08/11, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 08/11, Pakkahoune - Tampere, Finland
    Anathema
  • 09/11, Capitol - Hannover, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 09/11, Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    The Gathering
  • 09/11, Store Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Opeth
  • 09/11, Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 10/11, Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 10/11, Pumpehuset - Lille Sal - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anathema
  • 11/11, Bürgerhaus Stollwerck - Cologne, Germany
    Anathema
  • 11/11, Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
    Opeth
  • 11/11, Post Tenebras Rock - Lusine - Geneva, Switzerland
    Napalm Death
  • 12/11, The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
    Opeth
  • 12/11, TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 13/11, Matrix - Bochum, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 13/11, Kägelbanan - Stockholm, Sweden
    Mayhem
  • 14/11, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    Taake
  • 14/11, Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
    Opeth
  • 14/11, El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Behemoth
  • 14/11, Kulturhuset Örebro - Örebro, Sweden
    Mayhem
  • 14/11, Amadeus - Oldenburg, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 15/11, Münchenbryggeriet - Stockholm, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 15/11, KB - Malmö, Sweden
    Mayhem
  • 16/11, Restaurang Trädgår'n, Göteborg - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Mayhem
  • 20/11, Klubi - Tampere, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 21/11, Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 22/11, Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester - Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, US
    Old
  • 22/11, Klokgebouw - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Napalm Death
  • 22/11, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA, US
    Old
  • 22/11, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 26/11, Ebisu Liquid Room (リキッドルーム) - Tokyo, Japan
    Napalm Death
  • 27/11, Trädgårn - Gothenburg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/11, Electric Lady Land (エレクトリックレディランド) - Nagoya, Japan
    Napalm Death
  • 28/11, Arenan, Fryshuset - Stockholm, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/11, Studentersamfunnet Folken - Stavanger, Norway
    Mayhem
  • 29/11, Kulturbolaget - Malmö, Sweden
    At the Gates

December 2014

  • 03/12, Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL, US
    Opeth
  • 04/12, The Forum - London, UK
    At the Gates
  • 04/12, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Opeth
  • 05/12, Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE, US
    Opeth
  • 05/12, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    At the Gates
  • 06/12, The Garage - Glasgow, UK
    At the Gates
  • 06/12, Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO, US
    Opeth
  • 07/12, The Oobleck - Birmingham, UK
    At the Gates
  • 08/12, The Warfield - San Francisco, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 08/12, The Globe - Cardiff, UK
    At the Gates
  • 09/12, Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 09/12, The Forum - London, UK
    Behemoth
  • 10/12, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Behemoth
  • 10/12, Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ, US
    Opeth
  • 10/12, Turock - Essen, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 11/12, Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 11/12, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Behemoth
  • 12/12, O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
    Behemoth
  • 12/12, The Ballroom at Warehouse Live - Houston, TX, US
    Opeth
  • 12/12, O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
    Behemoth
  • 12/12, Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    At the Gates
  • 13/12, Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX, US
    Opeth
  • 13/12, Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 13/12, Gas Monkey Bar N Grill - Dallas, TX, US
    Opeth
  • 13/12, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Behemoth
  • 14/12, L'Aéronef - Lille, France
    Behemoth
  • 14/12, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    At the Gates
  • 15/12, The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA, US
    Opeth
  • 15/12, L'Empreinte - Savigny Le Temple, France
    Behemoth
  • 16/12, KiFF - Aarau, Switzerland
    At the Gates
  • 17/12, The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Opeth
  • 17/12, Backstage - Werk - Munich, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 18/12, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 18/12, Terminal 5 - New York, NY, US
    Opeth
  • 19/12, Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 19/12, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Opeth
  • 20/12, Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 20/12, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Opeth
  • 21/12, Kool Haus - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Opeth

January 2015

February 2015

  • 22/02, House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 26/02, Pokalen - Oslo, Norway
    At the Gates
  • 27/02, Nöjesfabriken - Karlstad, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/02, Olympic Park - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem