Some major news here, so grab your cup of coffee and read on!
I am honored to announce that I am the new drummer of Stratovarius, legendary metal band from Finland. I am really excited about joining the band and can't wait for upcoming shows and recording of the new album! Here is an official press release:
I am also accepting new students for the autumn season, so don't hesitate to contact me, if you are interested in taking a lesson from me.
Teaching and Shows updated
I am now co-operating with Halfway House Music Productions. If
you need a good quality drum tracks for your songs, don't hesitate to
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be
found here: www.hwh-musicproduction.com15.11.2011
New video added to the site: Amoth live @ On The Rocks. Also
check out the new album of The Magnificent! Here is the official
statement about the album:
With Scandinavia becoming more and more the promised land for quality
Melodic Rock bands, it was just natural that Frontiers would dig deep
in the scene to find and expose the best new talents around. Then
imagine if two of the most gifted guys from the Prog Metal scene in
two different Scandinavian countries decided to join forces in a
monumental new band project. The result should be nothing but stunning
right? Then get this: Circus Maximus singer extraordinaire Michael
Eriksen from Norway and Finnish producer/guitarist Torsti Spoof (of
Leverage fame) have decided to join forces together in a new Melodic
Rock band aptly called The Magnificent.
With the help of musicians including Rolf Pilve on drums, Sami
Norbacka on bass and Jukka Karinen on keyboards, The Magnificent offer
a monster Melodic Rock album, a record melting the contemporary sound
of Brother Firetribe and classic Europe, with obvious hints to the
fathers of the genre: Journey and Foreigner.
Songwriting contributions also come from Pekka Heino (Brother
Firetribe, Leverage), Tomppa Nikulainen (Brother Firetribe), Tuomas
Heikkinen (Leverage). Mats Haugen (Circus Maximus), Kimmo Blom (Urban
Tale) and others.
The resulting debut album oozes class, stunning melodies and fabulous
arrangements. Eriksen’s powerful vocals perfectly complement the
spectacular musical landscape created by Spoof and his cohorts. The
Magnificent is an album that screams for the attention of all Melodic
Rock fans. Get it!
Lead and Background Vocals: Michael Eriksen
Lead Guitars, Keyboards and Background Vocals: Torsti Spoof
Drums: Rolf Pilve
Bass: Sami Norbacka
Keyboards: Jukka Karinen
Backing vocals: Antony Parviainen
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards : Mats Haugen
Drums : Tommy Jacksonville