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

 

Back from the Studio!

Recording bass tracks needs some equipment.

Yes, we’re back home from Tico-Tico Studio. The album is almost done. Well, about 50% of the songs still lack vocals and keyboards. We’ve finally starting to hear what the whole album is going to sound like: a very interesting package. Naturally, it’s going to sound a bit different once again, as we never make two similar albums in a row. The album will sound like Eternal Tears of Sorrow. It will sound like what we’re supposed to sound like in 2012.

What makes the whole thing even more interesting is the fact that since Chaotic Beauty, we’ve had at least one new member on each album. On this album, it’s Mika, our lead guitarist who really has an exceptional style of playing and song-writing. There’s something similar between him and Antti Kokko (who played on A Virgin and a Whore and also plays in Kalmah); both have strong thrash metal roots and so on.

Also, as EToS has been around for almost twenty years and has had six albums released, it takes more time to try to find something new for the songs. It would be relatively easy just to write something in the style of old EToS. But 1) Chaotic Beauty part 2 wouldn’t sound as good as the original album and 2) it wouldn’t be an interesting album to make. For us, making songs and albums is a journey, an exploration into something new. It may sound selfish and naive – but we write songs for ourselves only. If a majority of the members like a song, it will be recorded for the album.

Anyway, things happen a bit more slowly nowadays than they did ten or fifteen years ago. Since Before the Bleeding Sun (our first album after the four-year break) was the first album on which we divided the recording sessions in two main sessions. In addition, between 1998 and 2001 we had three albums out (1998: Vilda Mánnu, 2000: Chaotic Beauty, 2001: A Virgin and a Whore) in just three years, which sounds incredible nowadays.

But that happens with almost every band. No matter how badly you’d like new material to be released as frequently and quickly as possible, there are many things that slow you down. You could say we set our standards higher and higher year by year. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

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.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year 2012 guys and gals! The year 2011 was intriguing for us. We recorded the first half of the forthcoming album. If everything had gone as planned, we would have had our seventh album almost finished by now. However, due to some unfortunate incidents, the second recording session has been rescheduled to next spring.

But anyway, 2012 is going to be an exciting year for us – and we’re probably going to have some exciting news next year! We hope your year will be great, too!

First Session Completed…

As we already told on our Facebook page, we have finished our first recording session at Tico-Tico Studios.

We are recording this album in two main sessions + some extra sessions throughout this year. This way has proven to be the best for us and our timetables and we’ve been using the same “take it slowly, make it good” method ever since our comeback in 2005.

What we did during the past weeks was recording the basic tracks for six songs. Now, it’s time for a short summer holiday after which we’re going to do the vocals and the keyboard tracks, and, of course, to write more new songs for the second main recording session, which is going to take place at the end of this year.

Trying to verbally describe the new songs is like trying to draw how they sound like. And even if we somehow managed to describe how the new songs sound like, they only represent one half of the forthcoming album.

Anyway, it has been announced that we’re going to play our second (and last) gig in 2011 at http://www.jyrkkafestival.com/ in Pudasjärvi. Which is nice, as this band was formed in the very same town and as a matter of fact, we played our very first gig on the same stage fourteen years ago. And now, after eleven years, we’re coming back to our original home town. Nice.

P.S. Want to see some photos? Go right here: Our Facebook page.