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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

July 2015

  • 27/07, South Side Music Hall at Gilley's - Dallas, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    My Dying Bride
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth

August 2015

  • 02/08, Kulttuuritalo - Helsinki, Finland
    Anathema
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Bloodbath
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Napalm Death
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    At the Gates
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Candlemass
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 06/08, Espaço Barro Preto - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Taake
  • 06/08, Catton Hall - Walton-on-trent, UK
    Opeth
  • 07/08, John Bull Pub - Curitiba, Brazil
    Taake
  • 07/08, Unknown venue - Vagos, Portugal
    Bloodbath
  • 11/08, Vulkan Arena & Pokalen Pub - Oslo, Norway
    Obliteration
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    At the Gates
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Taake
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Enslaved
  • 13/08, Lugnets Skistadion - Falun, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 14/08, Sonic Blast Moledo - Caminha, Portugal
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Vannes, France
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Doom
  • 17/08, Forum Bielefeld - Bielefeld, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth
  • 23/08, Shea's Tavern - Reno, NV, US
    Gehenna
  • 27/08, Dante's - Portland, OR, US
    Pentagram
  • 27/08, Dante's - Portland, OR, US
    Pentagram
  • 28/08, The Chapel - San Francisco, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 29/08, The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 31/08, Ebisu Liquid Room (リキッドルーム) - Tokyo, Japan
    Anathema

September 2015

  • 04/09, Unknown venue - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 05/09, La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues - Pantin, France
    Novembre
  • 05/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 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 - Liseberg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 23/09, 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, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Enslaved
  • 27/09, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Paradise Lost
  • 28/09, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 28/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/09, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Paradise Lost

October 2015