Thank You Japan!

Yes, we’re back from the wonderland that’s called Japan. It was truly an amazing trip! We got a lot of new friends and bumped into some really old friends, too.

To read more about our trip, please see our Facebook page or our Twitter page.

Now, as we promised, it’s the right time to write some new songs. This is a very fascinating phase because no matter how many thoughts you have about new material, the songs usually have a different direction. In other words, new songs usually take you by surprise.

Cheers,

Jarmo Puolakanaho & Eternal Tears of Sorrow

Saivon Lapsi. Out. Now.

Saivon Lapsi. Out. Now.

In most countries (excluding Finland etc), you can get the digital version here: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/releases/26337?lang=en .

Finnish people can get the digital version here: http://downloads.cdon.com/index.phtml?country=fi&page=product&albumid=116736678

Suomalaisille myös  tiedoksi, että Saivon Lapsi sekä aikaisempia albumeitamme on tarjolla CD-muodossa Levykauppa Äksässä: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/eternal_tears_of_sorrow/

Shirt design contest by Eternal Tears of Sorrow!

We are proud to launch the Saivon Lapsi fan contest in which you can design artwork of an upcoming shirt for us, Eternal Tears of Sorrow.

The best one of all the participants will be printed as an official band shirt. The winner will also get comprehensive merchandise package, signed by the band. 2nd and 3rd winners will get a signed copy of Saivon Lapsi album and t-shirt.

The artwork can be based on the artwork of the forthcoming album, Swan Saivo music video or any of upcoming album tracks (and their lyrics), which are:

1. Saivo
2. Dark Alliance
3. Legion of Beast
4. Kuura
5. Dance of December
6. The Day
7. Sound of Silence
8. Beneath the Frozen Leaves
9. Swan Saivo
10. Blood Stained Sea
11. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act III: Saivon Lapsi)

Specs:

Design: 2 sided t-shirt / Long sleeve
Format: TIFF/JPG
Resolution: At least 2048 x 2048
Colours: RGB
Size: (40 x 35cm)

The deadline for sending your designs is March 31th, 2013. The winners will be announced in April 2013.

The artwork must be sent to etosofficial@gmail.com.

 

Swan Saivo – The Lyrics

Swan Saivo
music: Kylmänen & Lammassaari
lyrics: Veteläinen & Kylmänen & Puolakanaho

Inside the cradle without the sun,
On frozen tides he tries to carry on,
By a mistake it was all gone

Still seeking the twin for the tainted swan,
Who glows in all the shades of grey,
But he is facing the lightless dawn again

Small hours’ mist,
Upon the frozen land,
Weariness in the wayfarer’s eyes,
No time to catch his breath

He walks alone recalling,
The omen of the swan from his dreams,
Wading through the gloomy backwoods,
By the surging darkened stream

New sun once rose behind the fell,
Brought her sisters down to the earth,
They called the Maiden Saivo,
To guide the swan to the furthest shore

He knows the signs of the sullen skies,
And rhymes to open her sleeping eyes,
Just can’t let go of his dream and start to live alone

 

Eternal Tears of Sorrow present: “Saivon Lapsi”

We are proud to present our seventh album, named Saivon Lapsi. It will be released early next year. Before that, the brand new single (as well as the music video) “Swan Saivo” will be released.

More details a bit later. Meanwhile, here’s the song list:

  1. Saivo
  2. Dark Alliance
  3. Legion of Beast
  4. Kuura
  5. Dance of December
  6. The Day
  7. Sound of Silence
  8. Beneath the Frozen Leaves
  9. Swan Saivo
  10. Blood Stained Sea
  11. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act III: Saivon Lapsi)

Music Video Coming Out Soon – Finally!

Hello,

Yes, it’s been a long time since we wrote here the last time. We’ve finally recorded our seventh album. The mixing sessions started yesterday and they will go on until, well, perhaps next week, who knows?

As we told you earlier, we shot our very first music video earlier this year. Due to many things beyond our control, it has not been released yet (soon!!) but meanwhile, here are some “the making of” photos.

Eternal Tears of Sorrow video shooting session 2012.” https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151136337683731.451497.38469143730&type=1

 

All Drums Done!

All the drum tracks for the forthcoming album have been taken care of! Nice. Now it’s time for a little break and to go on with the guitars and the bass, starting next weekend. Finally, we’re starting to realize what the whole album is going to sound like. Once again, it’s going to sound a bit different. Maybe not as dark as Children of the Dark Waters. Some things on the album definitely remind us of our previous albums. And there something new too, as always.

And next week, we’re going to shoot our first official music video! It’s kind of weird we’ve never had one before. I remember our record company talking about a music video fourteen years ago. But it’s been like a curse or something, because each time we’ve started planning a video, something has come up.

The album doesn’t have a title yet, by the way, not even a tentative title. But the single should be out in a couple of months. We will reveal the name of the single song and the video song a bit later, so stay tuned.

Just can’t wait for the tours and live shows. Soon, folks, soon!

Mixing the Single, Music Video etc!

Spring is coming to North Finland, slowly but firmly. Nature is slowly starting to wake up, just like our band as well as grizzly bears from their winter sleep. And if we were superstitious, we would say the curse is haunting us once again. Not the ‘Curse of the Black Pearl’ but the Curse of the Dark Waters. But little things cannot stop us, they only temporarily slow us down.

Let’s hear the facts.

The single is ready to be mixed and the mixing session starts today. Finally!

The songs for the second (main) recording session are 99.9% finished, and that session is going to start in late April, around Easter, that is. Before that, a lot of lyrics need to be written. And after April, there’s still going to be some smaller recording sessions, so the album is (unfortunately) going to be released in autumn. I just can’t believe it’s already our seventh album…

In addition, in April it’s going to be “our first 20th anniversary” as Andromeda, the first forefather of EToS recorded the first demo “The Fourth Dimension” in April 1992.

And, finally, there’s going to be a music video for us! This video session is going to start in a couple of months.

P.S. RIP Mr. Tonmi Lillman (1973-2012). May your drum solos bang loud wherever you are.