Finnish melodic death metallers RE-ARMED’s anticipated fourth album, Ignis Aeternum, is slated for worldwide release on June 05th via Black Lion Records on CD and digital formats.
Hailing from Kerava, Finland, Re-Armed has been around since 2001. Over the course of their nearly two decades of prolific journey, they underwent several lineup changes and unearthed three critically acclaimed full-lengths, an EP, and numerous demo releases. Their tight and fierce on-stage showmanship let them tour/share stage with many influential names of the metal world and appear at numerous European and Asian venues/fests, including Bloodstock Open Air, Suomi Feast, and Neurotic Death Fest.
Incorporating death metal, thrash metal, and symphonic influences to put an exciting modern feel to their crafts, Re-Armed made “Gothenburg metal” a scarcely appropriate tag to define their sound. And their forthcoming album, Ignis Aeternum, dives musically and lyrically into the realms of existence. It is an ode to life itself, to biodiversity, and to the planet Earth. Every song on the album contains beautiful melodies, elegant symphonic elements, and cleaner vocals than that of their previously released materials.
The band informs: “A loose theme for the album is about positivity, a constant change and seeing life as it is at every level. It is a trip, a breathtaking view of life’s diversity.”
Oskari Niekka – Guitars & Backup vocals
Juhana Heinonen – Bass & Backup vocals
Iiro Karjalainen – Drums
Allan Välimaa – Guitars
Jouni Matilainen – Lead vocals
Stanza of poem in the track#1, “Dive Within,” taken from Eino Leino’s poem “Hymni Tulelle.”
Guitar solo in the track#3, “Ode to Life” – Euge Valovirta (Cyhra, ex: Shining, Godsplague, Suburban Tribe, etc.).
Guest vocals in the track#9, “Voyager” – Micko Hell (Denigrate, Gloomy Grim, Million Dollar Beggars, etc.).
Keyboards – Sami Tiittanen
The orchestral/symphonic arrangements – Aapo Salo.
The music, all the instruments, and vocals on the album by Re-Armed.
The album was produced by Re-Armed and Harri Petjakko. Harri Petjakko also recorded the whole album in Studio UG – Kerava, Finland.
The mixing was made by Juhamatti Kauppinen at ShedStudios in Kerava, Finland.
Mastering was made by Matias Ahonen at Audiamond in Niinikoski, Finland.
Promo photos by Simo Kuosmanen
Album cover art by Romulo Dias
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