Burning Point signs with AFM Records / new song snippet available!
Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have signed with AFM Records. Being an active part of the European power metal scene for the last 15 years, the band around mastermind/guitarist Pete Ahonen has added former Battle Beast vocalist Nitte Valo to the group’s ranks in 2014 and is set to release their new album soon. Exact details will be announced soon.
Ahonen comments: “To me AFM Records has always been a label of quality releases and the words can’t describe of how happy and excited I and we are to be a part of the AFM family! It has been very clear from the start that they have a heart full of fire and huge load of enthusiasm towards the bands in their roster. I have to say that first time in YEARS we (label and the band) work as a TEAM.”
A first song snippet (re-recorded 2015 version of the band’s track “All The Madness”) is available for streaming here:
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Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast) joins Burning Point as a new singer
Finnish melodic metal band, Burning Point, recruited a new singer and a new keyboardist. “2009 when we parted ways with Pasi (Hiltula), we decided we would continue without an “official” player in the band and use a “hired gun” in the gigs. Jarkko (Väisänen) was our first choice and he has been with us for a while now. He is a solid player and really cool guy to be with. We are very happy that he decided to join BP ranks as an official keyboardist”, band states.
Pete also decided to step down from the lead-vocalist position and continue as a guitarist. “Well, it has been a one helluva ride for 15 years to handle both, vocals and guitar, but now we thought it was time to try something totally new. I love playing and singing live, I love to be on the spotlight…but also I want the band to be in constant motion and moving forward”, says Pete. “Nitte is perfect choice as a new frontma…oh woman : ), very powerful voice and an awesome stage performer!”
“These guys are awesome and the music, just great! I love all the Burning Point songs! I’ve been away from the world of heavy metal for a while now, but now with these guys, I am back! I’m very excited and anxious to start recording the new stuff and just waiting to be on stage with Burning Point”, Nitte explains.
Band will start recording the new album within two weeks and the working title is “Polttopiste”. More news coming very soon, stay fired up!
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The Jalometalli Open Air Metal festival has gained its status as well as place on the Finnish festival map. Although there are plenty of metal oriented festivals arranged all around in Finland, the Jalometalli festival has found its own style and approach in the metal festival offering in Finland. It doesn’t rely on the current hot names on the market like Volbeat and so on, instead the festival offers a more interesting line-up mostly consisting of old school thrash metal and of course death and black metal by having bands which have either never or rarely visited Finland. Especially several 80s thrash metal legends such as Whiplash, Agent Steel have never been seen on the soil of Finland. Now it is about time. Therefore the Metal-Rules.com team made a real assault at Jalometalli by witnessing plenty of killer bands and seeing the general atmosphere and here is the result.
Article by Niko Karppinen, Arto Lehtinen, Luxi Lahtinen
Pics by Arto Lehtinen
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Tags: AGENT STEEL, Artillery, ASPHYX, ATHEIST, Burning Point, Death Angel, Deathchain, Finnish metal festival, Gnostic, HAIL OF BULLETS, Jalometalli, Marco JÃ¤rvenpÃ¤Ã¤, NIFELHEIM, Paradox, Rage, Solstafir, STORMWARRIOR, Torture Killer, VoiVod, WHIPLASH
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