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Re-Armed have been around since 2001, when five guys decided to start playing similar music likened to so-called "Gothenburg metal", what is now better known as "melodic death metal". Their musical style has evolved along with many critically acclaimed demo tapes, gigs, lineup changes and a well received debut album “Worldwide Hypnotize”, which appeared internationally via German, Massacre Records in January 2012. This was followed by tours in Europe along with American bands Chimaira, Suffocation, Origin, Cattle Decapitation and Canadian death metallers Cryptopsy. In the same year the group made their first outdoor appearance in United Kingdom's, Bloodstock Open Air heavy metal festival.
The second album “Rottendam” was released in January 2014 via German, Eternal Sound Records, but major lineup changes froze the band almost for a year. Former guitarist/songwriter Tommi Helkalahti decided to leave the band - leaving vocalist Jouni Matilainen as the only current former member in the band.
In 2015 the new lineup is in order faster than expected. Self-released EP “Total Lack of Communication” was released in August 2015 and the band toured in Finland, Baltics and China to support the release.
The band released their third album “The Era of Precarity” in September 2016 via Finnish, Saarni Records. The album is the band's most acclaimed release so far according to Metal Rules webzine's review "Their most ambitious, fully realized work to date." Within 2016 and 2017, Re-Armed toured first time in Japan with Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium and in Spain with German thrash metallers Dust Bolt to promote the album.
In the fall of 2018, after the numerous tours and shows on behalf of the third album, Re-Armed is releasing a new single “Built To Last”, introducing their newer lineup with three guitars. The band comments on the new single:
"The music is more melody-oriented than before, among the kick-ass attitude. Since the last release we have got two new members, meaning we have three guitarists right now, so writing and producing needed some extra brainstorming. The message is about positivity, regarding mankind, that a light might shine at the end of the tunnel. We ended up with a very anthem vibe chorus on this one, which makes this a killer track."
Iiro Karjalainen - Drums
Jouni Matilainen - Lead Vocals
Juhana Heinonen - Bass and Backup Vocals
Allan Välimaa - Guitars
Oskari Niekka - Guitars and Backup Vocals
Jussi Venäläinen - Guitars
"Melodic death/thrash metal from Finland"
- RE-ARMED SINCE 2001
The Era of Precarity -album is made from ecological materials and we will donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in our hometown area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
The Era of Precarity
(album) 2016, Saarni Records
Total Lack of Communication
(single/EP) 2015, self-released
(album) 2014, Eternal Sound
(album) 2012, Massacre Records
Support act for INSOMNIUM and WHISPERED on their Japan Tour
(3 shows - May 2017 - Japan)
Support act for DUST BOLT on their Spain Tour
(5 shows - Oct 2016 - Spain)
Headlining tour in China “Territorial Expansion” – China Tour
(14 shows - Sep/Oct 2015 – China)
Headlining tour in UK with WRETCHED SOUL
“Marcha Do Império Morto-Vivo” - UK Tour
(9 shows - Nov 2013 - United Kingdom)
Appearance at Neurotic Deathfest 2013
(May 2013 - 013, Tilburg - Netherlands)
Support act for CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION and
DECREPIT BIRTH on their UK & EU Tour
(4 shows - May 2013 - United Kingdom)
Appearance at Bloodstock Open Air 2012
(Aug 2012 - Catton Hall, Derbyshire - United Kingdom)
Support act for SUFFOCATION and ORIGIN on their "The End of Humanity" - EU Tour
(17 shows - Jul 2012 – Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands)
Support act for CHIMAIRA on their "The Age of Hell" - EU tour
(6 shows - Mar/Apr 2012 - Belgium, Netherlands and Germany)
And support shows and showcases during the years with: Arch Enemy, Keep of Kalessin, Amorphis, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Diablo, Nicole, Kalmah, Profane Omen, Gloomy Grim, Rytmihäiriö, Pagan Rites, Catamenia, Battlelore, Total Devastation, Agathodaimon..
RECORD LABEL, PROMOTION AND PRESS - WORLDWIDE by:
PROMOTION AND PRESS - FINLAND by:
Metal Asylum Promotions
Mr. Miika "Mega" Kuusinen
DIRECT CONTACT AND BOOKING:
Mr. Jouni Matilainen
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