Final words….

•March 21, 2006 • 2 Comments

Ok, this blog is finally having its final posting as the album process has finally ended. The songs have been written, recorded, mixed and mastered. The copies of the album is being pressed at the moment. So, the album is ready to be released.

All of this doesn’t mean our work hasn’t ended. In the near future, we must take care of the merchandise stuff, create samples and some video foorage for our website, prepare ourselves for the promotion stuff, and start thinking about gigs. And lots of other things, too…

Anyway, we are very satisfied with the album. However, this particular moment is a bit odd and peculiar. It’s like having and raising a baby and now (all of a sudden) (s)he’s getting old enough to move out to meet the real world. No matter how confident you are about the album (it’s the best EToS album in our opinion, you know), there’s always a small amount of uncertainty. But that’s what makes this moment exciting, doesn’t it?

It’s Almost Over!

•March 2, 2006 • Leave a Comment

What a ride this has been. We started writing material for this album in late October 2004, that’s 16 months ago. And now, we’re finally here. The mastering sessions are taking place today, and the artwork for the album will be finished within a week, too.

Still, you and we have to wait for eight more weeks. That’s when the album comes out. But compared to the 16 months we’ve already spent on this album, 8 weeks is practically nothing, isn’t it?

Mixing and Mastering

•February 12, 2006 • Leave a Comment

A brief news update. The mixing session started a week ago with Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, South Finland. So far, the mixed songs sound exactly what they should sound like. The mixing sessions are going to be finished by the end of next week, after which it’s time to master the whole album.

Any other news? Well, Travis Smith has been working on the graphics side for some time now. So far so good!

P.S. If you don’t know what the mixing or the mastering process is, check out these links:

What is mixing? What is mastering? Why is mastering necessary?

Before the Bleeding Sun

•January 26, 2006 • 3 Comments

Eternal Tears of Sorrow proudly present the details on their fifth album BEFORE THE BLEEDING SUN, out in Finland April 26th on Spinefarm Records. (The release dates outside Finland may vary.)

Before the Bleeding Sun is band’s first album since their reunion that took place in 2005. The album was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi and at Note-On Studios in Kuopio and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios. It is also the first album featuring lead guitarist Risto Ruuth (also in Scyron) and keyboardist Janne Tolsa (also in Tarot).

Says the band: ‘The album is damn heavy but still more diverse and more melodic than any of our previous albums. The whole process has rarely been so easy and rewarding for us before, all the pieces really clicked together this time’.

Track list:

1. Sweet Lilith of My Dreams
2. Another Me
3. Red Dawn Rising
4. Upon the Moors
5. Sakura No Rei
6. Sinister Rain
7. Lost Rune of Thunder
8. Tar Still Flows
9. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act I: Before the Bleeding Sun)

Guest vocalists: lead vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen (Scyron) and Miriam “Sfinx” Renvåg (Ram-Zet). Backing vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen, Miriam Renvåg, Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) and Marco Hietala (Nightwish & Tarot).

Cover art by Travis Smith.

Eternal Tears of Sorrow 2006:

Altti Veteläinen (vocals, bass)
Jarmo Puolakanaho (guitar)
Risto Ruuth (lead guitar)
Janne Tolsa (keyboards)
Petri Sankala (drums)


Eternal Tears of Sorrow julkistaa viidennen albuminsa nimen ja samalla liudan levyllä vierailevia metalliartisteja. Tuleva albumi kantaa nimeä BEFORE THE BLEEDING SUN ja sen julkaisee Suomessa Spinefarm Records, 26. huhtikuuta 2006. (Ulkomaiden julkaisupäivämäärät saattavat vaihdella).

Before the Bleeding Sun on yhtyeen ensimmäinen levy vuonna 2005 tapahtuneen yhtyeen paluun jälkeen. Albumi nauhoitettiin viime vuoden aikana Kemissä Tico-Tico -studiolla ja Kuopiossa Note-On –studiolla ja miksaus tapahtuu helmikuussa Finnvox-studiolla Mikko Karmilan toimesta.

Kyseessä on myös ensimmäinen albumi, jolla ovat mukana yhtyeen uudet jäsenet Risto Ruuth (soolokitara; Scyron) ja Janne Tolsa (koskettimet; Tarot).

Bändin puheenvuoro: ‘Albumi on erittäin raskas mutta silti vaihtelevampi ja melodisempi kuin yksikään aikaisimmista levyistämme. Koko levynrakennusprosessi on ollut helppo ja palkitseva; palaset tuntuivat osuvan kohdalleen helposti tällä kertaa’.


1. Sweet Lilith of My Dreams
2. Another Me
3. Red Dawn Rising
4. Upon the Moors
5. Sakura No Rei
6. Sinister Rain
7. Lost Rune of Thunder
8. Tar Still Flows
9. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act I: Before the Bleeding Sun)

Vierailevat vokalistit: Jarmo Kylmänen (Scyron) ja Miriam “Sfinx” Renvåg (Ram-Zet).
Taustalaulut: Jarmo Kylmänen, Miriam Renvåg, Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) ja Marco Hietala (Nightwish & Tarot).

Kansitaide: Travis Smith.

Eternal Tears of Sorrow v. 2006:

Altti Veteläinen (laulu, basso)
Jarmo Puolakanaho (kitara)
Risto Ruuth (soolokitara)
Janne Tolsa (koskettimet)
Petri Sankala (rummut)

Happy New Year!

•January 1, 2006 • 6 Comments

Happy New Year people!

The year 2005 was very good for us, and we hope this year will become even better…

We’re 99% finished with the album. The rest of the backing vocals are recorded etc. The mixing sessions begin in five or six weeks. Finally! Constructing this album has taken more time than any of our previous albums, but it’s been worth it. There’s absolutely nothing on the album we’d like to add, remove or change. It’s good as it is.

Merry Christmas!

•December 20, 2005 • 1 Comment

Yep, we’re back home now. The next thing is Janne recording keyboards for the rest of the songs at his studio. The album is finally getting ready and it sounds just the way it should be.

Making this album has taken a much longer time compared to what it usually takes for us. I mean we wrote 7 out of 9 songs on AVAAW in just a couple of months! This time, the writing process took about 13 or 14 months but it was worth it. The album is definitely the most versatile album we’ve ever made.

Now, it’s time for the Christmas holiday we’ve really deserved. Be nice during Christmas & New Year! 🙂

Last photos from the recording sessions:

Jarmo K. (of Scyron) in front of the microphone.

People watching Ahti making their copies of the rough (non)mix(ed) CDs.

Another Short Break…

•December 14, 2005 • 2 Comments

Time for another short break from the studio before recording the rest of the vocals. Keyboards will be recorded after the Christmas, and the mixing & mastering sessions will take place in February.

The secrets concering this album will be released early next year, probably in January or February. And by ‘secrets’ I mean the album title, the song titles etc etc. So, stay tuned, wontcha? 🙂

Meanwhile, some photos from this December session:

Altti doing vocals.

Altti and Jarmo checking out the songs.

Petri doing drum tracks.

Jarmo doing melody guitar tracks.

Risto doing solos.