Moonsorrow Announce New Album Details

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On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act Moonsorrow will release their brand-new, seventh studio album Jumalten Aika (Eng. The Age Of Gods) via Century Media Records.

Henri Sorvali comments:
There are a lot more folk music influences present in Jumalten Aika than earlier. This time around, they are more deeply integrated to the overall sound. Jumalten Aika is like a circling wolf biting the hardest when you would never expect it. The music is unchained aggression, deep mysteries of the North and thundering witchcraft combined together in a molten forge of the Gods and reminds us all of something that never left our blood and soil.

Jumalten Aika will be released in the following formats:
Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch – European edition
Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch – US edition
Gatefold black 2LP+CD
Gatefold white 2LP+CD – CMDistro.de (EU webshop exclusive), limited to 100 copies
Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD – Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies
Gatefold clear 2LP+CD – distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies
Gatefold silver 2LP+CD – CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies
CD / Digital

The European presale at CMDistro.de will kick off March 4, 2016.

The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of Grave’s Soulless and Rotting Christ’s “Non Serviam”. These were intentionally added as a second disc to be separated from the main album’s intricate musical and lyrical concept. All physical formats will also include English translations of the lyrics to allow you to delve deeper into the darkened folklore of Moonsorrow.

Jumalten Aika track-listing:
1. Jumalten Aika (12:43)
2. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa (15:21)
3. Suden Tunti (7:06)
4. Mimisbrunn (15:55)
5. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) (16:00)

Bonus disc:
1. Soulless (Grave cover) (3:18)
2. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) (5:10)

Moonsorrow will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen Korpiklaani. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official Moonsorrow album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016 and a China tour in early March.

Official album release show:
01.04.16 – Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI

KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW
08.04.16 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE
09.04.16 – Les Tanzmatten, Selestat, FR
10.04.16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL*
11.04.16 – Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
12.04.16 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
13.04.16 – Arena , Madrid, ES
14.04.16 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES
15.04.16 – CC John Lennon, Limoges, FR
16.04.16 – Carène, Brest, FR
17.04.16 – Antipode, Rennes, FR
18.04.16 – CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR
19.04.16 – Les Trinitaires, Metz, FR
20.04.16 – O2 Islington Academy , London, UK
21.04.16 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK
22.04.16 – The Button Factory, Dublin, IRE
23.04.16 – The Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
24.04.16 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
25.04.16 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK
26.04.16 – Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
27.04.16 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
28.04.16 – The 1865, Southampton, UK
29.04.16 – Matrix, Bochum, DE
* with Heidevolk

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