Fuel For The Fire
“Fuel for the Fire” is the first album by Ari Koivunen, the winner of the 2007 Finnish Idols competition, released on May 30, 2007. The first single from the album “Hear My Call” was released on May 11, 2007.
“Fuel for the Fire” is one of the fastest selling records in Finnish music and made history in the official Finnish charts in 2007, week 32, when it was the first official Finnish album being number one for 12 weeks in a row. The album was certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 69,000 copies.
The album is produced by Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone) and Pasi Heikkilä (45 Degree Woman), and among the metal artists who have contributed material to the album are Timo Tolkki (ex Stratovarius, Revolution Renaissance), Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings), Janne Joutsenniemi (Suburban Tribe), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings) and Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Ahola, Northern Kings).