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Shows and new material

It has been a silent period in Kalmah camp when it comes to publicity but things are going strong as always. As you may have seen we are going live next year with full force. Canadian tour and festival shows are coming. There is also negotiations to play on brand new continents but nothing is for sure yet about those.

We have been writing new material meanwhile and we have 4-5 song structures or ready songs written waiting for Kalmah arrangements. The plan is to go in studio 2016 or early 2017. As usual we take our time writing and keep the Kalmah standards high.

See you on tour!

 

Teatria closing party 31.12.

Show at Teatria 31.12. confirmed with Poisonblack, Wolfheart etc. Free entrance!

 

Finnish tour dates / Suomiklupi keikkaa

As promised here are dates for Finnish clubs this year:
Kuten haasteloissa tuli luvattua, niin suomiklubia pukkaa tälle vuodelle:
27.11. Kuopio, Henry's Pub
28.11. Tampere, YO-Talo
29.11. Kouvola, Rytmi-katti
30.11. Helsinki, Nosturi - Liput / Get tickets

 

Finnish chart positions

Seventh Swamphony debuts on Finnish Official charts at position 15.
http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/albumit/2013/25

Seventh Swamphony debuts on Rumba magazine list at position 3.
http://www.rumba.fi/black-sabbath-nousi-rumbankin-listan-ykkoseksi-36415/

 

Finnish chart positions

Seventh Swamphony debuts on Finnish Official charts at position 15.
http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/albumit/2013/25

Seventh Swamphony debuts on Rumba magazine list at position 3.
http://www.rumba.fi/black-sabbath-nousi-rumbankin-listan-ykkoseksi-36415/

 

Seventh Swamphony - reviews round 3

Fortitude 5/5!
Welometal 8/10
Metal Temple 8/10
Dark World 5/6 (Russian)
Bloodchamber 8/10
Todaysmetal 8.5/10 (Bulgarian)
Metal4 8/10
Extreme Metallum 9/10

 

Seventh Swamphony - more reviews

Metal reviews 95/100
Eternal Terror 5.5/6
Legacy Magazine 14/15
Mega Metal 8/10
Kaaoszine 6/10 (Finnish)
Imperiumi 7.5/10 (Finnish)

 

Listen to "Deadfall"

 

Seventh Swamphony - first reviews online

Time for Metal 9/10
Metal reviews 95/100
JorZine 9.1/10
New Noise Magazine 5/5
Black Wind Metal 4.25/5
Ragherrie 85/100
Axis of Metal 7/10
zetalambmary.com
Queens of Steel 7.5/10

 

Seventh Swamphony - Video, tracklisting, cover art and new website

'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY' is set for release on June 17th via Spinefarm Records. Release dates in detail:
Finland and Europe 14.6.
UK 17.6.
USA & Canada 18.6.
Japan 26.6.

E-single out in Finland today on iTunes. Some parts of Europe on 6th of May.

Watch new video on Youtube for single 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY':

Cover art:

TRACK LISTING:
1. Seventh Swamphony
2. Deadfall
3. Pikemaster
4. Hollo
5. Windlake Tale
6. Wolves on the Throne
7. Black Marten´s Trace
8. The Trapper

 

Seventh Swamphony - Video, tracklisting, cover art and new website

'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY' is set for release on June 17th via Spinefarm Records. Release dates in detail:
Finland and Europe 14.6.
UK 17.6.
USA 18.6.
Japan 26.6.

Watch new video on Youtube for single 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY':
http://youtu.be/RcxlexAJycY

Cover art:

TRACK LISTING:
1. Seventh Swamphony
2. Deadfall
3. Pikemaster
4. Hollo
5. Windlake Tale
6. Wolves on the Throne
7. Black Marten´s Trace
8. The Trapper

 

SEVENTH SWAMPHONY

KALMAH'S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, 'SEVENTH SWAMPHONY', SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

Stream of taster track, "WINDLAKE TALE"
https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/kalmah-windlake-tale/s-EF6Wp

THE UNDISPUTED champions of 'Swamp Metal' return to the scene with new studio album, 'Seventh Swamphony', the follow-up to 2010's '12 Gauge' release.

After 15 years together, with six full length albums under their collective belt, 2013 sees the Finnish musicians delivering Album No. 7 - an eight-track release showcasing this Oulu outfit's trademark frantic, yet melodic death metal style, tempered here by a new-found 'epic mournfulness'.

Set to be released on June 17th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, 'Seventh Swamphony' was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features a selection of brand new tracks, mixed & mastered at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, etc.)

Antti Kokko, Kalmah's lead guitarist, says:
"This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player, which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren."

 

18.1.2013 - Album recordings

We have entered studio to record our seventh full length album. This time there will be no studio diary in particular. Instead we are going to keep you updated via our website and Kalmah Facebook page. So follow it!

Here is the first video. Janne has already done with drumming:

 

19.12.2012 - Official Kalmah webshop online

Kalmah Official webshop is now open http://shop.kalmah.com

 

30.11.2012 - Dark River Festival

Ensimmäinen Suomikeikka julki Dark River Festival

First Finnish show announced Dark River Festival

 

16.11.2012 - Paganfest extended shows

Kalmah will play 5 Paganfest extended shows next March. See the press release here http://www.rtn-touring.com/

More info and details Paganfest

 

19.10.2012 - Kalmah seventh album 2013

Nearly 16 years has passed from the early demos of Kalmah. Now alive and well the group of Swamp metallers are at the end of writing process for the 7th studio album. Album release is planned to Spring 2013. There is now 6 new Kalmah master pieces in rehearsal rotation and there is more to come. Band will enter studio in January 2013.

Cover and booklet artwork design has started. With the 7th album band decided to go back to the roots and step out of the digital image world. The artist and illustrator is Juha Vuorma.

At the end of September band shot a new music video from the title song of the new album. While waiting the video release watch the making of video on Youtube

 

3.8.2012 - Cloudberry season ends

End of summer is coming here in Finland as we have left the paths of cloudberry swamps and headed our minds to hunting season which begins at the end of this month. Which of course leads us back to the swamps but with different gear...

We had a little summer break from rehearsals but now we have started again to work on the new material. In July we did 5 songs demo to test our new material and get good sounding stuff for ourselves to train and share ideas. Everything looks and sounds great at the moment. More stuff is coming and we are excited.

And the sound? Well I must say it still sounds Kalmah but fresh.

 

15.2.2012 - New keyboard player

After inspiring hunting season Kalmah has found new keyboard player. We welcome Swamplord Veli-Matti Kananen (One Morning Left) on board! Velski has already played session gigs with us in Russia and Switzerland so we knew his skills and most of all his state of mindlessness.

We have started to write material for next album and so far we have 4 songs on the way - fast and fucked. New video will be shot next summer with mosquitos and Finnish swamp soil. Song for the video has already been chosen. Studio sessions will take place at the end of this year.

Syksyn inspiroivien mehtyysessioiden jälkeen Kalmah löysi uuden kosketinsoittajan riveihinsä. Toivotamme tervetulleeksi suoherra Veli-Matti Kanasen (One Morning Left). Velski todisti kyntensä sessiokeikoilla Sveitsissä ja Venäjällä, joten ei tarvinnut ostaa sikaa säkissä.

Uuden materiaalin työstö etenee. Tällä hetkellä 4 uutta suoveisua hakee reenikämpillä formaattiaan - nopiasti ja päin hanuria. Kesällä laskeudumme suon tasoon kuvaamaan uuden musiikkivideon tulevan lätyn kappaleesta. Studioon marssitaan loppuvuodesta tahi alkuvuodesta 2013.

 

13.9.2011 - Future plans

After highly successful Canada and summer festival tour 2011 Kalmah returns to writing mode. Reaching huge crowds at Metalfests in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, Vagos in Portugal and Summer Breeze in Germany it has been proven that Kalmah has lots of loyal fans in Europe and the demand for Swamp Metal is rising. To highlight one of the summer festival experiences we have to pick up Metalcamp main stage slot just before Slayer. If you want snippets from those gigs just search Youtube. Thank you all and see you soon!

Now it is time to withdraw to writing mode and dig deep into the Finnish swamp soil. We have already something written but it is hard to tell the musical direction yet. As always we will trust our inspiration and one of the important ones is just started hunting season! We will take all the time needed to end up with high quality Swamp metal album. Studio has not been booked yet but most likely we enter during next Spring and Autumn to record our seventh full-length album.

Besides the good news we have unfortunately bad ones as well. After 7 years, 3 successful albums, lots of great memories and experiences the ways of Marco and the rest of Kalmah lords lead to another direction. From the Black Waltz to 12 Gauge Marco has left strong fingerprints on Kalmah´s path. Written songs like Time Takes us All or Godeye just to mention few will remain in our legacy from which we are proud of.

We thank Marco for everything he has shared with us on stage, off stage and the latest 3 albums and wish him all the best and great success in the future.

Marco states:

"What an epic journey this has been, filled with great shows and albums! I would sincerely like to thank the fans around the world plus the people involved for the overwhelming support over the past years, you and these experiences will not be forgotten! As some paths fade away, existing ones keep on going and be sure, new ones will emerge so see you on the road! Last but definitely not the least I´d like to say to swamplords, keep up raising the bar of swampmetal to the level where it belongs!"

What comes to new keyboard player we have something in mind but the doors are open. Within next weeks we will share our ideas and take action so stay alert. In the meantime check our website www.kalmah.com, share your ideas at or official Facebook profile and check out Youtube for live footage.

- Swamplords -

 

20.5.2011 - Gauged in Canada 2011 video

 

1.5.2011 - Hook the Monster at Toronto

Lede our magic bass player carried his cams to Canadian soil and shooted some amazing piece of material just for you Kalmah fans! Enjoy!

 

6.4.2011 - Gauged in Kanada success!

The "Gauged in Kanada 2011" tour was a success! We would like to thank all fans, our support band Warcall and the Crew!

We have lots of footage from the tour and the plan is to put a video online in the near future. If you want to catch live stuff already available surf to Youtube and just search "Kalmah Canada".

Next Kalmah live shows will take place at Europe. Check out the upcoming gig list here.

Thank you!

 

4.2.2011 - Vagos Open Air

First appearance for Kalmah in Portugal Vagos Open Air 5. - 6.8.2011.

 

28.1.2011 - Metalcamp 2011

Metalcamp added to future gig list.

 

18.1.2010 - Nuclear Nightclub Canada warm up

Kalmah will warm up for Canadian tour at Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu, 5.3.2010. Ticket sale starts 2 weeks before the show at Levykauppa Äx. Last time we sold out so be hasty. Price is 10 EUR.

 

10.12.2010 - Summer Breeze and Barther Metal Open Air

Kalmah will play on Summer Breeze 2011. In addition we will play at Barther Metal Open Air on the same trip. Check out all confirmed gigs for 2011..

 

3.11.2010 - 12 Gauge Vinyls still available

Order your 12 Gauge vinyl from Svartrecords http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/product.php?id_product=76

 

29.10.2010 - Metalfest Open Airs 2011

Metalfest Open Airs confirmed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 27.-29.5.2011. More info here Metalfest Open Airs 2011

 

21.10.2010 - Back to Canada

Kalmah is heading back to Canada next March. Check dates and venues below. More details from http://www.apocalypse-metal.ca/

10.3.2011 - Montreal @ Théatre Plaza
11.3.2011 - Rouyn @ Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
12.3.2011 - Sudbury @ Serbian centre
13.3.2011 - Toronto @ The Mod Club
14.3.2011 - Hamilton @ Club Absinthe
15.3.2011 - Ottawa @ The Rainbow
16.3.2011 - Quebec @ L'impérial
17.3.2011 - Sherbrooke @ le Bar Magog
18.3.2011 - Drummonville @ Salle Gaston Mandeville
19.3.2011 - Saint-Hyacinthe @ Bar le Trash

 

10.8.2010 - Metalcamp part 2 online

Check out footage part 2 from Metalcamp on Kalmah YouTube channel or click the video link below.

29.7.2010 - Headline Shows in Germany and Switzerland

Kalmah will do its 1st headline show in Germany at Metal Invasion festival 16.10.2010. Check out more info here http://www.metal-invasion-festival.de

Next headline show takes place in Switzerland 4.12.2010. More info here http://www.mehsuff.ch/konzerte/func,details/did,15/

 

20.7.2010 - Metalcamp vids

Check out footage from Metalcamp on Kalmah YouTube channel or click the video link below.

 

15.6.2010 - Jyrkkä confirmed

Kalmah will play a show for the first time in 12 years at their hometown Pudasjärvi. The legendary party place Jyrkkäkoski is getting alive and we wanted to be part of it. Check the whole festival line-up and info here.

After Jyrkkä you can catch us live at Metalcamp 10.7. in Slovenia and Brutal Assault 12. - 14.8. in Czech Rep.

 

12.3.2010 - Canadian Hard Rock charts

12 Gauge landed on position 32 at Canadian Rock Hard charts. View the list here

 

10.3.2010 - Official Finnish charts 15th

12 Gauge hits Official Finnish charts at position 15. See the complete list here

 

2.3.2010 - New video online

12 Gauge - video is now online. View it on Spinefarm Records Youtube channel