Firebox Records - news/updates

These are Finnish release dates.

+ = Confirmed release date

+ DOOM:VS - Dead Words Speak CD (Firedoom Music)

+ Pantheist - Journey Through Lands Unknown CD (Firedoom Music)
+ Grendel - A Change Through Destruction CD (Firebox Records, Finland only release)
+ Forest of Shadows - Six Waves of Woe CD (Firedoom Music)
+ Dark The Suns - The Dead End MCD (Firebox Records)

+ Saralee - Damnation to Salvation CD+DVD (Firebox Records)
+ The Eternal - Kartika 2CD (Firebox Records)

+ Velvetcut - Hussshhh - The Sound of Sorrow and Silence Slipcase-CD (Firebox Records)
+ Manufacturer's Pride - The Sound of God's Absence (Off Records)

"early 2009"
Ablaze in Hatred - tba CD (Firedoom Music)
Code For Silence - tba (Off Records)
Colosseum - Chapter 2 : Numquam (Firedoom Music)
Dark the Suns - tba CD (Firebox Records)
Soulfallen - tba (Off Records)
Chilean avantgarde/epic/post-rock doomsters Mar De Grises will play support for the Epica on their Chilean date. Other scheduled Mar De Grises gigs include two special shows this week.

September 2th, MAR DE GRISES (special show) w/ Darkemist
Club Rock y Guitarras, Santiago, Chile.
September 5th, MAR DE GRISES (special show)
Club Morgana, Valparaiso, Chile.
September 16th, MAR DE GRISES, w/ EPICA (Holland)
Teatro Novedades, Santiago, Chile.
Whoa, this week there was actually two new signings for the Firebox. But due to various legal issues these signings can only be published when the ink has dried and lawyers say "hell yeah!". But two quite interesting bands they are and new albums coming in mid-to-late 2009.
Yeah, pretty informative message. :Smug:
Jyväskylä, Finland-based melodic dark metallers DARK THE SUNS have announced the addition of keyboardist Pinja Haikala to the group's ranks.

Firebox – Firedoom – Off Records 2008

20.10.2008 DOOM:VS - Dead Words Speak CD

17.11.2008 PANTHEIST - Journey Through Lands Unknown CD
17.11.2008 FOREST OF SHADOWS - Six Waves of Woe CD
17.11.2008 DARK THE SUNS - The Dead End CD-ep
Dark The Suns update, second album release plans.

We have started to record our second full-lenght All Ends in Silence album and it's going to be released in the beginning of 2009 by Firebox Records. We are now recording the guitars and keyboards in our homestudio. We'll enter Studio Watercastle in 7th of November and there we record vocals, bass and drums. This album is also going to mixed in Studio Watercastle. Track list and much more info coming soon.
Firebox Records, Firedoom Music, Off Records, Woodcut Records
Confirmed 2009 releases:

14.01.2009 THE ETERNAL - Kartika 2CD
14.01.2008 DARK THE SUNS - The Dead End CD-ep

02/2009 GRENDEL - A Change Through Destruction CD
02/2009 SARALEE - Damnation to Salvation CD

03/2009 VELVETCUT - Hussshhh - The Sound of Sorrow and Silence CD
03/2009 DEPRESSED MODE - ...For Death CD

04/2009 MANUFACTURER'S PRIDE - The Sound Of Gods Absence CD
04/2009 COLOSSEUM - Chapter 2 : Numquam CD
04/2009 ABLAZE IN HATRED - The Quietude Plains 2CD
Former DARK THE SUNS keyboardist Juha Kokkonen has rejoined the Jyväskylä, Finland-based melodic gothic metal band. This time he is handling the role of second guitarist.
Upcoming Dark The Suns gigs:
16.01.09 - Jyväskylä, Redneck
w/ Grendel
23.01.09 - Helsinki, Club Liberte
w/ Grendel
13.02.09 - Helsinki, Finnish Metal Expo
Musamaailma -stage
20.02.09 - Helsinki, Dantes Highlight
27.03.09 - Kalajoki, Kultakala
06.05.09 - Oulu, Hevimesta
23.05.09 - Lahti, Torvi
w/ Beyond the Dream
Update from Mark Kelson:
We are already at it, the basics of 4 new tracks are down :twisted: Everything is very focused at the moment, with any luck we could be recording in November. The plan is 2 more months basic writing, the some more on tour (additional music/lyrics), and then 6 months of fine tuning and playing the tracks... anyway a slight update there :)

no lyrics no titles..just riffage!!

Confirmed Aussie dates thus far

Sat, Feb 21@ The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
With Universum, Black Orchid & Saeturnum

Fri, March 6@ The Arthouse, Melbourne, VIC
With Darker Half (NSW), A State of Flux, Divine Ascension

Sat, March 7@ The Peninsula Lounge, Mooroduc, VIC
With Dialysis, A State of Flux + 1 tbc

Thu, March 12@ Brannigan’s Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
With The Matador & Dead Letter Opener

Fri, March 13@ Monstrothic (Rosies Live), Brisbane, QLD
With Arcane, Mythology & +1 TBC

Sat, March 14@ Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
With Mushroom Giant, Allan Campbell & Rainshadow (TBC)

Fri, March 20@ The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, NSW
With Darker Half & Destend
On this weekend Finnish Metal Expo - - will be held in Helsinki and Firebox will be there.

Firebox mukana Finnish Metal Expossa 13.-14.2!
FMF Ennakkolippuja ja levyjä myynnissä.
Fireboxin ständi löytyy merikaapelihallista paikalta numero 4. Paikan päältä voi ostaa myös kahden päivän lippuja huhtikuussa 17.-18.4 järjestettävälle Firebox Metal Festeille. Ennakkolipun hinta on 30€ (ovelta 35€ jos jäljellä)

Besides the crew, also Firebox related bands Grendel & Dark The Suns will be playing there.
Firebox news 15.02.2009

Dead Shape Figure upcoming gigs (Firebox Agency)
The Eternal has created Kartika tour blog (Firebox Records)
Dark The Suns to release their second album (Firebox Records)
Exclusive Pantheist gig (Firedoom Music)
Firedoom Music reissues 2009 (Firedoom Music)
Firebox Sweden was launched (Firebox ltd)

Firebox Agency news:

Dead Shape Figure upcoming gigs.

Finnish thrash metal machine Dead Shape Figure has secured the following dates.

27.03 Bar 54(T-ly Winterfest), Forssa, Finland
21.04 On The Rocks, Helsinki, Finland

Baltia Tour 2009 with Burden A.D. (Violent Journey Records)
22.05 Rock'n Roll Club, Tarto (Estonia)
23.05 Fontaine Palace, Liepaja (Latvia)
27.05 RealMetalSound Club, Daugavpils (Latvia)
28.05 Club Depo, Riga (Latvia)
29.05 Museclub, Vilnius (Liettua)
30.05 Bliuzbaris, Klaipeda (Liettua)

Firebox Records news:

The Eternal has created Kartika tour blog.

Australian dark rock/metal band The Eternal has a blog for their upcoming world tour. The blog can be accessed at The band will play a few gigs in Australia during February & March and then in April hits Japan and Europe and in May covers both Mexico & USA. If all bookings will be confirmed, the band will play 48 gigs in 12 different countries.
Confirmed tour dates can be found at this location:

Dark The Suns to release their second album.

Finnish melodic gothic metal band Dark The Suns will release their second album “All Ends In Silence” via Firebox Records. The Finnish release will be 11.03.2009 while European release is in end of May 2009. The label is looking for North American and Latin American licenses for the album.
The band has released their second internet single from the album. The song “Everlasting” can be downloaded from this location:

Upcoming Dark The Suns gigs (all in Finland)
20.02. Helsinki, Dante's Highlight
13.03. Tervakoski, Wanha Mestari
27.03. Kalajoki, Kultakala
15.04. Jyväskylä, Lutakko
18.04. Kotka, Backroom
22.04. Tampere, Yo-Talo
06.05. Oulu, Hevimesta
23.05. Lahti, Torvi
10.11. Helsinki, On the Rocks

Firedoom Music news:

Exclusive Pantheist gig 07.03.2009 Camden Unicorn, London, UK

PANTHEIST will be making their first ever headlining appearance in London on March 7th, at the Camden Unicorn. This will be a FREE ENTRY show, and will see the band performing a one-off extended 90-minute set comprising their entire new album "Journey Through Lands Unknown", plus selected tracks off both their previous albums.

Support comes from London expansive, leftfield Black Metal act CROM DUBH in their first ever live appearance, making this an event not to be missed.

London Unicorn, Camden
Doors 20:00

The band has scored a number of features lately in UK music press: Zero Tolerance, Terrorizer and Kerrang will feature the band either on recent or upcoming issues.
The band will tour in Finland during the May 2009.

Firedoom Music reissues 2009

Firedoom Music will reissue during 2009 the following out of print titles:
Woods of Belial - Deimos XIII (w/ 3 bonus tracks)
Forest of Shadows - Where Dreams Turn To Dust (w/ 2 bonus tracks)
Forest of Shadows - Departure (w/ 1 bonus track)
Pantheist – O Solitude (with new cover art/booklet)
Release dates and track listings will be announced later on.

Firebox ltd news:

Firebox Sweden was launched.

After years of fruitless talks with Swedish distributors about getting Firebox Records titles distributed in Sweden, there was no other option than to launch all new Firebox site dedicated to Swedish customers:

And in Swedish: Firebox metal store är här! Den största nordiska webbaffären inom metal musiken hittar du under länken Ett sortiment med över 7 000 cd-skivor, musik-DVD och band-skjortor. Hyggliga priser och snabb leverering!