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Turisas is a fowk metal baund frae Finland. They war stairtit in 1997 bi Mathias Nygård an Jussi Wickström. They are cried efter Turisas, a Finnish god o war that wis wirshipped in the langsyne.


Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nou ten year auld, Turisas wis a wee baund in their native Finland until the success o their first album Battle Metal propelled thaim aw o a suddent intae fame an recogneetion in the internaitional metal community. The positive reaction o the muisic press tae that album, an the fact that they than toured the Unitit Kinrick wi their kintramen Lordi gien thaim something o a springbuird for success in the UK. This is bein follaed up wi hie profile appearances sic as on the TV special Get in the Ring an the warld famous Download Festival. In 2007 they gaed on a heidline tour o the Unitit Kinrick , tae support their secicont album, The Varangian Way - a concept album tellin the tale o a curn o Northmen on a vaige frae Scandanavie tae Byzantium. A seicont UK tour s' follae in Spring 2008, wi twa Scots dates.

The situation as tae line-up isnae cleir the nou, ordinar accordianist Janne "Lisko" Mäkinen gaed "missin in action" efter a shaw in Amsterdam in Februar 2008, an haes at least in the short term been replaced wi Netta Skog, that filled in durin the European tour wi Iced Earth in late 2007.

Genre[eedit | eedit soorce]

Turisas jynes thegithir pouer metal an a tait black metal wi Finnish fowk muisic. Their first album wis cried Battle Metal an this haes caused baith fowk metal an pouer metal tae be cried "Battle Metal" (this term is maist uised bi Metal Hammer magazine, but no bi maist metal fans). Some fowk cries thaim Viking Metal, but syne they are Finns an the Finns warna Vikings this isna haily richt. The term Viking Metal is raither braid an includes baunds that's no seemilar tae Turisas at aw. For ordinar, the term fowk metal is tae be preffered. It shoud be mynt, but that Nygård ance said:

"Music isna anent genres. It's anent makkin an atmosphere."

Live[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund haes a gey guid reputation as a live act. They gae onstage in warpent an wi claes meant tae resemmle thir o Finnish warriours in the langsyne (tho live session member Antii Laurila aften plays in the scud). They hae guid humour live, wi saunas an aff the waw kivers o sic sangs as Rasputin bi Boney M bein a featur.

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Battle Metal (2004)
  • The Varangian Way (2007)
  • Stand up and fight (2011)

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • To Holmgard and Beyond (2007)
  • Rasputin (Boney M kiver) (2007)

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Taiston Tie - The Battle Path (1998)
  • Unnamed Promo (1999)
  • The Heart of Turisas (2001)


Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fou time members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Mathias "Warlord" Nygård - Liltin, Synths an Percussion
  • Jussi Wickström - Guitars
  • Hannes "Hanu" Horma - Bass
  • Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonen - Drums an Percussion
  • Olli Vänskä - Fiddle
  • Janne "Lisko" Mäkinen - Accordion (status in baund no clear)

Live session members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Netta Skog - Accordion (staund in for Spring 2008 heidline tour)

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Antti Ventola - Keybuirds
  • Georg Laakso - Guitar
  • Ari Kärkkäinen - Guitar
  • Sami Aarnio - Bass
  • Tino Ahola - Bass
  • Mikko Törmikoski - Bass

Umwhile live session muisickers[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Riku Ylitalo - Accordion & Keybuirds
  • Wincef Boncamper - Accordion
  • Antti Laurila - Accordion

Fremmit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]