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.

 

New Website!

Yes, we finally released our new website! Check it out at http://eternaltears.fi/ !

More news:

Hear us, Angelhearts and Ravenhearts, once again we have news to announce.

Massacre Records is going to release the first single from our forthcoming album ‘Saivon Lapsi’. The single is called ‘Dark Alliance’ and it will be out on the 8th of February.

More details at: http://www.massacre-records.com/index_e.asp

 

Dear Ravens and Ravenesses,

We’re pleased to inform you that there are more “Saivon Lapsi” pre-sale goods available now!

Levykauppa Äx / Record Shop X is offering an exclusive pre-sale bundle, including “Saivon Lapsi” album + T-shirt (Limited edition with a design that is available only via Levykauppa Äx / Record Shop X)! This bundle is available only as a pre-sale item and the shirt cannot be ordered separately.

International link:http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/eternal_tears_of_sorrow/saivon_lapsi/#cd-t-shirt

Finnish link:http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/eternal_tears_of_sorrow/saivon_lapsi/#cd-t-paita

 

Yes, there will be a digipak version, too. And those Germans, always categorizing us as “gothic metal”.

http://www.massacre-records.com/comingsoon_e.asp

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW – Saivon Lapsi, OUT ON 22.02.2013

The new and seventh album by the Finnish gothic metal masters ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW Limited edition Digipak including bonus video clip!

 

Dear fans!

We are proud to announce our partnership with Mad Supply Oy, who will take care of all our merchandise and web shop activities from now on.

And some more great news: You are already able to pre-order the new album or one of those Exclusive Pre-sale bundles! New t-shirts, girlies and hoodies also available!

Welcome to visit our official merchandise shop at:
http://shop.eternaltears.fi/

 

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

 

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.

15 Years Online!

Good morning/evening/whatever guys and gals!

Sometimes it’s time for a tiny celebration. This time, it’s our website whose first version came online in February 1996. Unfortunately, the first version of our website is not archived anywhere but a 12-year-old version can be found here: http://web.archive.org/web/19990219104342/www.student.oulu.fi/~jpuolaka/etos.html At that time, our second album ‘Vilda Mánnu’ had just came out and we we’re going to have our first line-up change.

I remember creating our first website..  Things were so different back then. No Youtube, no Facebook, no MySpace, no Flash, just plain websites with text and graphics. It took quite a while to create a low-quality 30-second MP3 file and upload it onto the server. And it took minutes for people to download the file in order to listen to this low-quality music clip. Well, anyway, the most fundamental thing for having a website was the same: a band needs to communicate with the people who listen to the band’s music. Interaction, that’s the word.

Well, what about ‘right here, right now?’ We’re finishing our first batch of songs for the first recording session that takes place in late April. We could easily praise and drone on the new songs.. But we just say “it’s good stuff and we’re happy and satisfied with the new songs”.

There will be more news here once we start recording the material.

Thanks and cheers,

Jarmo P. & EToS

P.S. Oh, by the way, just in case you didn’t notice: we’re headlining Jalometalli Winterfest in late March.