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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

March 2015

  • 04/03, Leeds Minster - Leeds, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/03, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, Winchester Cathedral - Winchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 06/03, El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Slim's - San Francisco, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Inferno Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 07/03, Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool, UK
    Anathema
  • 08/03, Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
    At the Gates
  • 08/03, Planet Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 09/03, Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Enslaved
  • 10/03, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 11/03, El Corazon - Seattle, WA, US
    Enslaved
  • 12/03, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - Gwynedd, UK
    Candlemass
  • 13/03, Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Enslaved
  • 13/03, Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 13/03, The Whiskey Bar - Portland, OR, US
    Mayhem
  • 14/03, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    Enslaved
  • 16/03, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Enslaved
  • 17/03, Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL, US
    Enslaved
  • 19/03, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 20/03, Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
    Opeth
  • 20/03, Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 21/03, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 21/03, Principal Club Theater - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Opeth
  • 22/03, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 22/03, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Jolly Joker - Ankara, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 24/03, The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 28/03, The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 29/03, Roseland Theater - Portland, OR, US
    At the Gates
  • 30/03, Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 31/03, The Showbox - Seattle, WA, US
    At the Gates

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Bloodbath
  • 04/06, Unknown venue - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 16/06, Ippodromo Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved