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KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI: New Album Title, Artwork Unveiled; Sample Available

Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metal band KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI has set "Shadowheart" as the title of its new album, due in October via Century Media Records. According to a press release, "Expect an unmistakeable sound that is heavy, drivingly fast, but due to its epic atmosphere, and melancholic, highly catchy overtones marks a stunning amalgamation of Celtic folklore and vast extreme metal influences. By utilizing lyrics in their native Finnish tongue as well as the English language, KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI are also highly diverse when it comes to their lyrical content."

"Shadowheart" will be released on the following dates:

Finland: Wednesday, October 15
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, October 17
Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, October 21
Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, October 22
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe: Monday, October 20

The song "Verivala" ("Bloodoath" in English) is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

In September and October 2008, KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI will tour Finland with BATTLELORE, followed by a European release show on November 1 at Ultima Ratio festival in Oberhausen, Germany plus a massive European tour in November/December with KORPIKLAANI, BATTLELORE and FALCHION.

Formed in 2002 in Kouvola, Finland by brothers Joni (growls, guitar) and Antti Koskinen (keyboards, backing vocals), KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI previously recorded three demos: "Kristallivuoren Maa" (2002), "Taival" (2004) and "The New Chapter" (2007) and one EP called "Mustan Valtikan Aika" (2006).


Leeni-Maria Hovila - Vocals
Joni Koskinen - Growls, Guitar
Antti Rinkinen - Lead Guitar
Antti Koskinen - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Simo Lehtonen - Bass, Backing Vocals
Atte Marttinen - Drums



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