Amberian Dawn

Amberian Dawn
STYLE: , ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 2006LABEL: Napalm Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Tuomas Seppälä – keyboards, guitar (2006–present)
  • Joonas Pykälä-aho – drums (2006–2010, 2012–present)
  • Emil "Emppu" Pohjalainen – guitars (2008–2010, 2012–present)
  • Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen – vocals (2012–present)
  • Jukka Hoffren - bass guitar (2015–present; session 2014)
BIOGRAPHY

The story of Amberian Dawn began in the summer 2006 when the founding members, Tuomas Seppälä and Tommi Kuri decided to put together a new band when their former band Virtuocity was disbanding. They recruited Virtuocity drummer Heikki Saari (Norther, Force Majeure, Tuoni), keyboardist Tom Sagar, and guitarist Sampo Seppälä and vocalist Peter James Goodman to join the new band. After a fairly short search they found the classical soprano Heidi Parviainen (Iconofear) who turned out to be a perfect match. Amberian Dawn was finally born in 2007!

2008: This first lineup recorded the debut album “River of Tuoni” which was released in Europe and Japan & 10 Asian countries in 2008. River of Tuoni Tour took Amberian Dawn on the road with a Dutch symphonic metal band Epica and together they treated their European fans with 22 shows in 8 countries across Europe.

2009: The year 2009 saw the release of Amberian Dawn’s second masterpiece “The Clouds of Northland Thunder”. First in line were the clubs (London, Helsinki) and festivals (Sweden Rock , Metal Female Voices) and another European tour with Epica.

2010: “End of Eden” was released in 2010 by their new record label Spinefarm Records. The album was highly appraised by the critics worldwide. Keyboardist Jens Johansson (Stratovarius etc.) made a guest appearance on this album and he played two keyboard solo battles with Tuomas. On “End of Eden”, Amberian Dawn bravely combined different genres, and even one classical piece where Heidi sings a duet with Finnish opera singer Markus Nieminen can be found on this album. The year 2010 also marked the beginning of a new era for the band. Amberian Dawn allied with RockGamer Studios to bring the band’s music in its entirety to RockBandNetwork. These songs are available for download for Xbox360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3. Amberian Dawn got a new management & booking agency; Twisted Talent Concerts.

2011: Amberian Dawn attended ”Out of The Dark”- Tour, which roamed in 9 different European countries with 14 shows. This was the third European Tour for Amberian Dawn. Even more of Amberian Dawn’s songs got released on RockBand Network (xBox360, Playstation3, Nintendo Wii).

2012: New album Circus Black was released. Besides Finland, Europe, Japan & Asia was also covered. This album is the most symphonic Amberian Dawn album so far and it features some world class guests again, like Timo Kotipelto and Jens Johansson of Stratovarius.

Late 2012: The year of 2012 marked an important turning point in Amberian Dawn’s history because the band decided to part ways with vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who had been a member of Amberian Dawn from the beginning. After a longer search the band presented their new and extraordinary talented singer CAPRI to their fans in late December 2012. Capri is sure to be a great enrichment for Amberian Dawn’s music. She is from Finland and a professional vocalist with a strong background: she has had full classical training but her passion has always been to be a rock singer. We are sure she will bring Amberian Dawn to a new level by interpreting Amberian Dawn songs with a different kind of style and thrilling emotion.

2013: Amberian Dawn released a compilation album of re-recorded fan favorites with Capri on vocals. The Re-Evolution album introduced Capri to the world with a new and fresh sound, and many anticipated a real first studio recording with her.

2014: New worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. New studio album “Magic Forest” comes out worldwide in summer 2014.

2015: Innuendo, second studio album recorded with singer Capri, comes out in October. After good reviews for the album, the band toured in Europe with Delain and Gentle Storm.

2017: First headliner tour in Europe together with Diabulus In Musica. Darkness Of Eternity will be released by Napalm Records in October 2017.

As one of the most technically advanced metal bands today, Amberian Dawn is fully armed and operational to continue their epic journey throughout the globe. The band is open to experiment with slightly new musical directions but still staying true what is Amberian Dawn’s trademark, great melodic metal with deep poetic lyrics and amazing technical standard. Furthermore, the band has continued their extremely successful story on RockBandNetwork, being one of the most popular artists thereon with far more than 100.000 downloads world-wide.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Looking For You / 2020

Amberian Dawn - Looking For You
  • Album Info
  • 2020
  • Napalm Records

1. United
2. Eternal Fire Burning
3. Looking for You
4. Two Blades
5. Symphony Nr. 1 Part 3 – Awakening (Feat. Fabio Lione)
6. Go for a Ride
7. Butterfly
8. Universe
9. Lay All Your Love on Me (ABBA Cover)
10. Au Revoir
11. Cherish My Memory Re-Mastered (Bonustrack)

Darkness Of Eternity / 2017

Amberian Dawn - Darkness of Eternity
  • Album Info
  • 2017
  • Napalm Records

No information available

Innuendo / 2015

Amberian Dawn - Innuendo
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Napalm Records

No information available

Magic Forest / 2014

Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest
  • Album Info
  • 2014
  • Napalm Records

Magic Forest is the sixth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Amberian Dawn. It is the first original album to feature lead vocalist Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen.

Re-Evolution / 2013

Amberian Dawn - Re-Evolution
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • KHY Suomen Musiikki

Re-Evolution is the fifth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Amberian Dawn. This album contains songs from their past four albums; River of Tuoni (2008), The Clouds of Northland Thunder (2009), End of Eden (2010), and Circus Black (2012), each of the tracks remastered with lyrics performed by the band’s new vocalist, Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen.

Circus Black / 2012

Amberian Dawn - Circus Black
  • Album Info
  • 2012
  • Spinefarm/Universal Music Group

Circus Black is the fourth full-length album by Finnish symphonic power metal band Amberian Dawn.

Stratovarius vocalist Timo Kotipelto provides lead vocals on “Cold Kiss” and keyboardist Jens Johansson (Stratovarius, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) contributed a keyboard solo on “Crimson Flower.”

The band commented on the album: “Circus Black is the most impressive AD album so far. Musically it represents the most sophisticated and most symphonic edge of AD-music. There’s more diversity on this album than never before. This is the first time we used a real choir and we gathered some really excellent professional opera singers together to be able to achieve the best sounding choir possible. This choir was conducted by Mikko P. Mustonen from Pathos Music. He also arranged the choir and orchestral parts. We managed once again to get some world-class guests on this album. So, the production is our biggest so far and the final polish on this album was given by Teropekka Virtanen (mixing engineer) and Mika Jussila (mastering engineer) at legendary Finnvox Studios in Finland.” This album also marks the final album of the band to feature lead vocalist Heidi Parviainen as well as lead guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen and drummer Heikki Saari.

End of Eden / 2010

Amberian Dawn - End of Eden
  • Album Info
  • 2010
  • Spinefarm Records

End of Eden is the third studio album by Amberian Dawn, and the first released on Spinefarm Records, previous albums having been released on KHY Suomen Musiikki. The album was released on October 20, 2010, but was preceded by its online single Arctica on August 23.

The Clouds of Northland Thunder / 2009

Amberian Dawn - The Clouds of Northland Thunder
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • KHY Suomen Musiikki

The Clouds of Northland Thunder is the second full-length studio album by Finnish symphonic power metal band Amberian Dawn. It was released May 13, 2009. Its single, He Sleeps in a Grove, was the third Amberian Dawn song to have a music video produced.

A bonus track on Amberian Dawn’s third album End of Eden shares its title with the album.

“He Sleeps in a Grove”, “Incubus”, “Kokko – Eagle of Fire”,”Willow of Tears”, “Shallow Waters”, “Snowmaiden”, “Saga”, “Lionheart”, “Lost Soul”, “Sons of Seven Stars”, and “Morning Star” are featured as downloadable songs on the Rock Band Network

River of Tuoni / 2008

Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni
  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • KHY Suomen Musiikki

River of Tuoni is the debut full-length studio album by Finnish symphonic power metal band Amberian Dawn.

The songs “River of Tuoni” and “My Only Star” from the album were the first Amberian Dawn tracks to have a music video recorded, in May of 2008 and January 2009 respectively.

The bonus track “Dreamchaser” is an instrumental version of a song by Atheme One, a band which featured founding Amberian Dawn members Tuomas Seppälä, Tommi Kuri, Heikki Saari and Tom Sagar. The song appeared on the band’s demo, which had a limited release in 2006 and was later sold through Amberian Dawn’s forum and Facebook group in December 2010.

All songs from this album are featured as downloadable content songs on the Rock Band Network.

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