N E W S
A lot has happened since the last news!
Medieval Art's line-up has changed a few times, the band has done dozens of live shows, released new material...
In the beginning of 2000 "Cold Dawn" CDEP was finally released via Succubus Records and the record was largely noticed in both, metal and goth -scene.
Before releasing "Cold Dawn", Medieval Art did many gigs, especially with Let Me Dream.
In spring 2000 Medieval Art started to tour continuously with Finland's best known goth-rock band, legendary Two Witches.
In may-june 2000 Two Witches and Medieval Art toured in several European countries together.
This was Medielval Art's first European tour, and it was total suceess!!!
In may Medieval Art played in Malmö's legenday goth-club "Vogon Variety" in Sweden, in Berlin's famous K17 club in Germany, in London's Red Eye goth-party and in Nottingham's legendary Rock City.
In the beginning of june Two Witches and Medieval Art ended their successfull European tour playing in Holland, at Rotterdam's "Gothic Sunday" festival.
After the European tour Medieval Art continued touring in Finland.
This far Medieval Art have nearly 100 live shows and play live more than nearly any underground metal band in Finland.
Medieval Art have also recorded a new promo "As Thy Blood Flows" in 2000 and are recording at the moment (february 2001) their debut album Evenfall which shall be released in the end of Spring.
Medieval Art will tour in april with Sweden's foremost goth band, Dark Side Cowboys (DSC).
Nest summer Medieval Art will play several festival gigs and Medieval Art are also planning a new European tour with Two Witches in the autumn.
Medieval Art's headman, Antti Ahonen, was released from the army service and finally the band can work as it could a year before.
Now the band has a lot of plans for the autumn and will at least release "Cold Dawn" and after that play several gigs in different parts of Finland.
Jussi Juselius and Jukka Koskinen decided to leave the band and were replaced soon.
The band's new bassist is Jani Loikas from Hyvinkää (from Nocturnal Winds) and Panu Lavonen rejoined the band as a drummer.
Medieval Art played in Walhalla Metal Bar in Kuopio.
The gig was OK and the bar is one of the best in Finland.
Before the gig in Kuopio, Medieval Art played in an band competition in Helsinki.
Medieval Art played two gigs in Riihimäki with Midnight Configuration (UK), Two Withes & Let Me Dream.
The gigs went very wee and the audience was great!
Greetings to the members of great Midnight Configuration.
Jukka Koskinen joined the band as a new bassist.
Pate Heinonen and Panu Lavonen don't play in Medieval Art anymore because of their studies.
Medieval Art's new drummer is Jussi Juselius (ex-Whamgraal) and Janne Rämö rejoined the band as a new live-guitarist.
Medieval Art came from the studio and the recordings went better than ever.
"Cold Dawn" will be released next year.
Medieval Art have been practising a lot with the new lineup (Antti Ahonen - Vocals, Guitars & Bass, Pate Heinonen - Guitars, Jari Koskela - Keyboards, Panu Lavonen - Drums).
The band will enter ROCKVALLI-Studio in Tampere again in the middle of August to record their new CDEP "Cold Dawn" which will be released in September.
"Cold Dawn" will include tracks "Cold Dawn", "Song of Roland", "Blackheart", "Frozen Eyes", "Cries" and "Hymn To Evenfall".
Yesterday Medieval Art and Let Me Dream played in Tampere, Club Mexas which was an official Tammerfest club.
The gig went well otherwise, but there was less audience than expected.
Newertheless the response was good.
Medieval Art wishes to thank Juhani Palomäki for his session guitar playing on the gig!
Medieval Art's lineup has changed thoroughly.
Ari Haapanen, Juhana Stolt, Janne Rämö and Jouni Jormanainen are no more playing in Medieval Art due to difficulties in finding time for the band and practising and also differences in musical taste.
Antti Ahonen plays guitar too nowadays and Jari Koskela of Let Me Dream is the new keyboard player.
Medieval Art's relations to the old members of the band are still good and they are still friends.
Succubus Tour is over now and both the bands Medieval Art and Let Me Dream are satisfied with the tour.
Especially the gigs in Savonlinna (Rock-Opera 23.5), Riksurock (6.6) and Helsinki (Thunder Roadhouse 11.6) were great.
The response from the audience was great!
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