|Norther call it quits|
2012-07-25 by King Henry VIII | 39 Comments
Due to schedule problems, every member has mutually decided to retire the band as a whole. Their last show is on August 10th for the Brutal Assault Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic. However, most of the band are going to remain active in the Finnish metal scene with other bands such as Wintersun and Naildown.
A more detailed response can be read below quoted from Norther's official statement on their website:
"We hereby announce after a long and careful consideration that we have decided to quit Norther.
During the last year it has become clear that we are not able to tour or do shows as much as we would want to, this being due to members´ complicated and time consuming life situations. We have been forced to find session members and turn down too many gig offers. We simply cannot act as an active and working band and it is clear that these issues are not solved in the future. This is everything but an easy decision for all of us, but all this have taken the band to the point that pulling the plug is the right thing to do. There is no drama, this is a mutual decision and we all remain as good friends. The last show of Norther will be on the 10th of August at Brutal Assault Festival 2012 (CZ).
However, most of us will continue in other bands: Jukka in Wintersun and Amberian Dawn, Aleksi in Medicated and ASXX, Daniel in Naildown, Heikki in Naildown, Tuoni and Amberian Dawn, and Kristian in his solo project.
Norther would like to thank especially our FANS, friends and partners for their support for the past 12 years. Also great hails goes to Tomi Luoma, our ex-members Toni Hallio and Petri Lindroos, and producer Anssi Kippo for their contribution. It has been one hell of a ride and together we shared truly unforgettable moments!!
Aleksi, Jukkis, Tuomas, Kride, Heikki, Daniel"
Band Page: Norther
Can't say I'm hugely disappointed with the stuff they've been putting out recently.
Not to be rude but who? : /
Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa
chipmunk wow thought you were metal thought you were true rip
they look like pussies
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nvm they're finnish so duh
petri would beat your ass
dude i watch hockey so i know all finns are soft
Kill, I don't listen to a lot of metal.
MoM was sweet but band were cob ripoffs hard
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Was never a big fan of these guys. There music was barely enjoyable/decent.
Not bumbed at all to be quite honest.
Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones
Their first two albums are still really fun though.
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this is great news
agreed too high bpms
sad for them as a band but for me im not sad at all
lot of hate in this thread
I'm actually kinda happy over this. They just weren't the same after Petri left.
ire is gay agreed
Tbh it's for the best. Their last album sucks, better to retire then put out endless amounts of shitty albums while they still have some sort of dignity left.
Not surprised, it was time for them to move on
"Was never a big fan of these guys. There music was barely enjoyable/decent.
Not bumbed at all to be quite honest."
We Rock was a righteous jam...a timeless classic that never loses it's edge.
(shotguns steel reserve)
their last effort sucked chode but their older material brought the metal RIP
Well, Naildown and Wintersun are good so I am happy with this decision.
RIP though because the underground metal scene wouldn't have been the same without them between '05 - '09. They were part of a bunch of really cool tour line-ups back then and played good shows.
When I saw them in '08 they sucked so hard people sat down on the tribune and started gossiping and playing with their mobiles and stuff. Not sure if it was their fault or the sound technican's though because the sound was BEYOND awful.
I saw them with Cryptopsy I think in '07 and it was a good show so idk.
good this band hasn't made a decent record since Mirror of Madness
Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One
Actually kinda dug their first few albums, the last couple they put out with pretty run of the mill tho, and didn't they lose Petri recently too? I guess it's probably about time.
Here's hoping Wintersun's actually comes out this year
Mirror Of Madness is awesome. Sucks.
Their last show is on August 10th for the Brutal Assault Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.
Don't they know what they do to metal bands over there?
Maybe if each of them wasn't in 300 other bands, they would have been able to find the time...
Can't say I'm too disappointed about this, but the first two albums were indeed enjoyable. Still, Wintersun and Ensiferum are better so fuck it. And gingerjesus, what do they do to metal bands at brutal assault?
I get the joke bro but I actually like Wintersun. I haven't played their music in a while because obvs when I first got it like 5+ years ago I way overplayed it.
Kalmah is the best Finnish band right now? Bodom was great, Norther is gone, and I'm honestly not familiar with the other bands from the region... the folk/power/death metal oddball genre. Mind you some of the stuff from Wintersun/Ensiferum is cool
Insomnium, Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Unless you were saying "who?" just to be sarcastic. In which case, don't bother commenting, k?