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Thursday, 21 January 2016

MOONSORROW reveal cover art and track-listing for new album 'Jumalten Aika'



On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release their brand-new, seventh studio album 'Jumalten Aika' – which means ‘The Age Of Gods’ in English – via Century Media Records.

“There are a lot more folk music influences present in “Jumalten Aika” than earlier”, comments Henri Sorvali (Guitars, keyboards & vocals). “This time around, they are more deeply integrated to the overall sound. “Jumalten Aika” is like a circling wolf biting the hardest when you would never expect it. The music is unchained aggression, deep mysteries of the North and thundering witchcraft combined together in a molten forge of the Gods and reminds us all of something that never left our blood and soil.”

“Jumalten Aika” will be released in the following formats: Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch – European edition Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch – US edition Gatefold black 2LP+CD Gatefold white 2LP+CD – CMDistro.de (EU webshop exclusive), limited to 100 copies Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD – Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies Gatefold clear 2LP+CD – distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies Gatefold silver 2LP+CD – CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies CD / Digital

The European presale at CMDistro.de will kick off March 4, 2016.

The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE’s “Soulless” and ROTTING CHRIST’s “Non Serviam”. These were intentionally added as a second disc to be separated from the main album’s intricate musical and lyrical concept. All physical formats will also include English translations of the lyrics to allow you to delve deeper into the darkened folklore of MOONSORROW.

“Jumalten Aika” track-listing:

1. Jumalten Aika (12:43) 2. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa (15:21) 3. Suden Tunti (7:06) 4. Mimisbrunn (15:55) 5. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) (16:00)

Bonus disc:

1. Soulless (Grave cover) (3:18) 2. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) (5:10)

MOONSORROW will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen KORPIKLAANI. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official MOONSORROW album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016 and a China tour in early March. See below for all tour dates and confirmed festivals!

MOONSORROW China tour:

01.03.16 B10 Live, Shenzhen, CN 02.03.16 Yuefu Livehouse, Guangzhou, CN 04.03.16 QSW culture center, Shanghai, CN 05.03.16 Little Bar Space, Chegndu , CN 06.03.16 Modernsky Lab, Beijing, CN

MOONSORROW “Jumalten Aika” official album release show:

01.04.16 - Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI

KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW

08.04.16 - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE 09.04.16 - Les Tanzmatten, Selestat, FR 10.04.16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL* 11.04.16 - Le Trabendo, Paris, FR 12.04.16 - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR 13.04.16 - Arena , Madrid, ES 14.04.16 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES 15.04.16 - CC John Lennon, Limoges, FR 16.04.16 - Carène, Brest, FR 17.04.16 - Antipode, Rennes, FR 18.04.16 - CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR 19.04.16 - Les Trinitaires, Metz, FR 20.04.16 - O2 Islington Academy , London, UK 21.04.16 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK 22.04.16 - The Button Factory, Dublin, IRE 23.04.16 – The Limelight 2, Belfast, UK 24.04.16 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK 25.04.16 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK 26.04.16 – Academy 2, Birmingham, UK 27.04.16 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK 28.04.16 – The 1865, Southampton, UK 29.04.16 – Matrix, Bochum, DE * with Heidevolk

MOONSORROW @ festivals 2016:

07.05 Dark Troll Fest, DE 17.06 Tampere Metal Meeting, FI 18.06 Hellfest, FR 19.06 Graspop, BE 23.07 Ragnard Rock, FR 19-20.08 Summer Breeze, DE

MOONSORROW is:

Ville Sorvali - Bass & lead vocals Henri Sorvali - Guitars, keyboards & vocals Mitja Harvilahti - Guitars & vocals Markus Eurén - Keyboards Marko Tarvonen - Drums & vocals

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