Turisas - folk / viking metal band from Finland. Turisas name came from the name of the god of war in the epic Kalevala Tursas (or one of Odin's Rune - Thurisaz - Hammer of Thor). Some critics call the style in which the band plays, Battle metal - the title of the first album.Music band Turisas was founded in 1997 by Mathias Nyugardom (vocals) and Jussi Wikström (guitar). The first full-length album was released in 2004 on Century Media, and it was called "Battle Metal". Guitarist Georg Laakso, who played on this album, in 2005, received a spinal cord injury in a car accident and was forced to leave the music. Replacing him has never been found, and since then the group is only one guitarist.
Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS will release their new album, "Turisas2013", on August 26 in Europe and on September 3 in North America. The CD was once again produced by vocalist Mathias Nygård and the majority of the album was recorded by Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that served as the "Turisas2013" command center and headquarters. Additional recordings were done in three other studios: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, both in Helsinki. A lot of vocals and numerous additional acoustic elements were laid down at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna where TURISAS also recorded "The Varangian Way" and "Stand Up And Fight".
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