13.03.2013 • News and Gigs
13.03.2013 • Gig at Studioravintola Paksu cancelled
The gig of 05.04.2013 at Studioravintola Paksu is unfortunately cancelled due to bankruptcy of the restaurant...
04.03.2013 • Virgin Oil Co. Photos
Last Friday Grendel was warming up the stage for Omnium Gatherum at Virgin Oil Co. (Helsinki, Finland). Here's two great sets of photos of that evening by Janne Pappila and Susanna Honkasalo.
27.01.2013 • Voices of the Dawn - Limited CD edition
Very limited CD edition of 'Voices Of The Dawn' is now available on gig venues. If you wish to order it by mail, send your information to shop(at)grendelband.com and we'll get back to you.
16.12.2012 • Voices of the Dawn - Digitally released!
03.12.2012 • Voices of the Dawn - Semi-acoustic EP
The semi-acoustic mid-length album 'Voices of the Dawn' is now in the mix. It contains 5 new songs and will be released as a digital download in December 2012. Limited CD edition is planned to be available in January 2013. Stay tuned for detailed information!
21.11.2012 • Everything ready for the mix
Now we have everything on tape for the semi-acoustic EP and we can start mixing. The release takes place on December 2012.
04.11.2012 • Vocal recordings
Mika and Mikko recorded vocals for semi-acoustic mid-length album.
10.10.2012 • And forward with the keys...
Juha got to work with keyboards.
20.09.2012 • Recording bass
Tommi started truly working with the bass tracks. Hopefully he gets them on tape next week...
02.08.2012 • Proceeding with keys and bass
We are now proceeding with keys and bass. Since we have not yet recruited a new bass player, we managed to hire Tommi Hartikainen (Kalmisto, Employee Of The Month) to play the bass parts for this release. Welcome aboard Tommi!
05.07.2012 • Recording guitars
We had a three-day recording session at Studio Solhem. The plan was to concentrate on the guitars and that's what we did. Most of the twelve- and six-strings are now ready.
09.06.2012 • Recording drums
Finally, we started to record the forthcoming atmospheric semi-acoustic mid-length album. We spent one day at Sonic Pump Studios and now we have the drum tracks for all 5 new songs.
16.05.2012 • Forthcoming EP
We are excited to inform you, that Grendel is planning to release an atmospheric semi-acoustic mid-length album (4-6 songs). Recordings of the new material start in June and the release takes place sometime in Fall 2012.
04.03.2012 • Composing new material
Despite the recent setback, we are very much alive and composing new material in a creative frenzy. We're taking some time out of touring and trying to get some new stuff out during this year. Stay tuned for that!
29.11.2011 • Interview at Metal From Finland Blog
10.10.2011 • Nosturi Photos
Last Friday Grendel was warming up the stage for Amorphis at Nosturi (Helsinki, Finland). Here's two great sets of photos of that evening by Janne Pappila and Susanna Honkasalo.
30.09.2011 • Apocalyptic Rain - Music Video
Director Owe Lingvall has finished Grendel's video 'Apocalyptic Rain'. Go on, check it out! But be warned - there will be blood...
27.09.2011 • Warming up the stage for Amorphis
14.09.2011 • Band Focus: Grendel
09.09.2011 • Interview at Imperiumi.net
08.08.2011 • Metallia Perkele! tour 2011
Metallia Perkele! tour hits the road for the third time. Starting on 12th of October 2011 at Suisto Klubi (Hämeenlinna, Finland) the tour continues throughout Finland in a form of seven shows.
For more info check out www.metalliaperkele.com
24.05.2011 • Music Video Contest
Win yourself and two of your friends frontrow seats in Grendel music video shoot!
Sign-up now for Grendel newsletter and win a day with Grendel on their upcoming video shoot: All subscribtions made before June 1st will take part in a competition where VIP passes are raffled between new subscribers.
Subscribe at www.grendelband.com/newsletter.
Win passes for you and two of your friends (yes, you choose who you bring with you!) to Grendel videoshoot in Helsinki on June 6th.
We will contact winners on June 2nd so you can start packing!
20.05.2011 • Grendel Newsletter
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18.05.2011 • Corrupt To The Core ratings
Here's few ratings 'Corrupt To The Core' has received in media so far (in Finland):
4/5 (Kimmo K. Koskinen, Rumba Magazine)
3,5/5 (Janne Tolonen, Inferno Magazine)
8/10 (Ville Pekkala, Sue Magazine)
4/5 (Petri Klemetti, Noise.fi)
8-/10 (Ismo Karo, Imperiumi.net)
18.04.2011 • New album on Spotify!
30.03.2011 • New album in stores!
The long awaited third album 'Corrupt to the Core' is now in stores. Get your copy now!
28.03.2011 • Grendel competition at sue.fi
Take part in the Grendel competition on Sue Magazine's website by answering to a one simple question. You might be the winner of all three Grendel albums and a t-shirt. The competition is in Finnish, but here's the question translated in English: What is the title of the debut album?
23.03.2011 • New Album preview online
Exactly one week to the new album release. Inferno - the biggest metal magazine in Finland - now proudly and exclusively presents a prelistening of 'Corrupt To The Core' on their website. Check it out and spread the word!
17.03.2011 • Interview in Sue 03/2011
11.03.2011 • Another new song for you
Kaarle ja Erno raskaana (YleX) introduced another new Grendel song on the radio last night. The (limited) archived broadcast includes a song called 'Silver Tongues' from the new album. Check the time frame 00.58.19-01.03.20 if you want to hear it... (Edit: Not available anymore!)
01.03.2011 • A treat from the New Album
Since this song has already been played on the radio and is a part of 'Dark Playground' Compilation CD - We might as well share it with you here. Right? Enjoy!
Down (from the album 'Corrupt To The Core')
22.02.2011 • Interview at Radio X3M
Metallrepubliken (Radio X3M) interviewed two hangoverish morons - Mikko & Jarkko - at the Finnish Metal Expo. The (limited) archived broadcast includes a song called 'Down' from the new album. Check the time frame 01.49.40-01.58.00 if you dare... (Edit: Not available anymore!)
15.02.2011 • New promo pictures online
There are now 2 new promo pictures in Downloads section.
05.02.2011 • New Album Sampler
Want to hear some samples from the new album? Check out the sampler video here.
05.02.2011 • New Album preorder launched!
The 3rd Grendel album 'Corrupt To The Core' will be released on 30th of March 2011. Preorder the album here!
28.01.2011 • 'Corrupt To The Core' cover
Here's a preview of the forthcoming album cover art.
21.01.2011 • 'Corrupt To The Core' tracklist
Here's the tracklist of the forthcoming album.
01. Apocalyptic Rain (03:36)
02. An Evil Eye (05:24)
03. Down (03:42)
04. Silver Tongues (05:03)
05. Five Years Without The Sun (05:59)
06. Traumatised For Life (06:17)
07. Crushed By The Pressure (05:06)
08. Through Hell (04:36)
09. Dusk Of Humankind (04:56)
10. Day Of Redemption (05:49)
16.01.2011 • New Album Teaser
The 3rd full-length Grendel album 'Corrupt To The Core' will be released in March 2011. Check out the teaser here. More info coming up within a week!
28.12.2010 • Forthcoming release
The 3rd kick-ass album is now mastered and ready to be released! Stay tuned, for we are about to reveal the title, the songlist and the release date very soon!
22.12.2010 • 'A Change Through Destruction' player
While you are impatiently waiting for the release of the 3rd Grendel album (which btw is not too far away anymore) you might want to listen and purchase the previous album 'A Change Through Destruction'. Now you are able to do both at the Firebox Netstore!
11.11.2010 • Nosturi Photos
01.11.2010 • MPT 2010 - Case closed.
Thousands of miles, 15 shows, 4 countries, 9 bands... Metallia Perkele! Tour 2010 - Completed!
The tour has been an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience and Grendel would like to raise a jug of Jaloviina and toast all of you. Horns up for Subscribe, Kiana, Anger Cell, Ghoul Patrol, Bill Skins Fifth, Hammerhed, Status Minor, the roadcrew, Scania, Tommi Eloranta and the mastermind, the devil behind all this - Jarkko "Javsko Vitusaari" Viitasaari!
02.09.2010 • Grendel in Facebook
Do you want to see the latest photos from tour, share your's and ask what's going on with the band right now? Join our fansite in Facebook!!!
24.05.2010 • Metallia Perkele! tour 2010
Metallia Perkele! tour hits the road for the second time. Grendel, Anger Cell and Ghoul Patrol have the honour to take care of the opening show on 15th of September 2010 at Semifinal (Helsinki, Finland). The rampage continues throughout Finland and this time the wild bunch kicks it up a notch and go roam around the Europe too.
More shows will be confirmed later
and the bands vary depending on venue,
but here's a list of all groups involved:
For more info check out www.metalliaperkele.com
17.05.2010 • Tuska Evening club show confirmed!
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival taking place in Helsinki, Finland during 2.-4.7.2010 has announced the program for the infamous evening clubs. Grendel's performance takes place on Friday 2.7. at Virgin Oil Co. which is located in the immediate vicinity of the festival site.
15.05.2010 • Metallia Perkele! T-shirts
05.05.2010 • Tribute to Type O Negative
Grendel takes part in Charity tribute to Type O Negative and Carnivore - The Last Waltz of Petrus T. Ratajczyk - on Saturday 5th of June at Nosturi (Helsinki, Finland).
Other groups to honor the memory of Peter Steele are Beyond The Dream, Gotham O.D., Dark Filth Fraternity, Dead Shape Figure, Depressed Mode, Ghoul Patrol, Sinishtra, Thrashgrinder, Throes Of Dawn, Tukkanuotta and Vanguard. The ticket presale starts on 7th of May at Tiketti.
05.05.2010 • Summer Minitour
Grendel travels to perform abroad for the first time ever. The minitour consists four gigs and reaches all the way to shores of the Arctic Ocean in July 2010.
Three shows with Amoral take place at Unlucky Metal Fest (Finnsnes, Norway), Tivoli (Rovaniemi, Finland) and Nuclear Nightclub (Oulu, Finland). The tour grand finale locates in Dante's Highlight (Helsinki, Finland) with Kill the Romance.
14.02.2010 • New promo pictures online
There are now 2 new promo pictures in Downloads section.
22.12.2009 • Thank you for the past year 2009!
Grendel would like to thank all the people who have been working with us and supporting us. The past year has been great. See you in January at Dante's Higlight! Remember to stay tuned for news about the forthcoming album...
22.11.2009 • Studio Diary 2009 - Now online
Grendel is going to hit the studio on 30th of November to record their third album. You are now able to follow the progress in the Studio Diary.
09.11.2009 • Metallia Perkele! tour - Completed
All good things must come to an end. For 'Metallia Perkele!' tour 2009 the end of the line came in the form of 10th show, last Saturday at Blue Pool (Forssa, Finland).
It has been a blast and Grendel would like to raise a jug of Jaloviina and toast all of you who supported this tour in a way or another. Horns up for Kiana, Anger Cell, Ghoul Patrol, Coredust and Verso. And of course big applause to Morgan Kane, Rocktown, Pelikenttä, Hevimesta, YO-Talo, Annis, Semifinal, Rokkikellari, Rockin' Hood and Blue Pool.
Last but not the least a special tribute to the mastermind, the devil behind all this - Jarkko Viitasaari!
29.09.2009 • Recording new material
Grendel is currently recording new material at Sonic Pump Studios. More information about the forthcoming release later...
24.07.2009 • Kiana replaces Spitleak on tour
05.07.2009 • Tuska 2009 - Reports and photos
Here's few links to reports and photos from Tuska Evening Club at Virgin Oil Co.
05.07.2009 • FME 2009 - Reports and photos
Here's few links to reports and photos from Finnish Metal Expo at Cable Factory.
16.05.2009 • Grendel on Terrorizer's compilation CD
Grendel's 'One Desire' is one of the songs on Terrorizer Magazine's Fear Candy Vol. 67 compilation CD. The CD comes along with issue 183 and icludes artists such as Brutal Truth, Amorphis, Manufacturer's Pride, Legion of the Damned, etc.
04.04.2009 • 10 Years of Metal!
Grendel was formed in 1999, under a different name, and today we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We would like to thank everybody who we've played and worked with along the way. Also a big thanks to all our fans for supporting us all these years! Stay metal!
24.03.2009 • New live clips online
There are now 3 new live video clips online at YouTube. Click the images below to check them out.
21.01.2009 • New album available in iTunes
A Change Through Destruction is finally available in iTunes Store! You naturally need iTunes and an iTunes Store Account to purchase the album. Here is the direct link.
30.12.2008 • Thank you for the past year 2008!
We would like to thank all the the people who have been supporting us. This has been a great year, lets make the next one be even better. See you on tour!
16.12.2008 • Special CD Offer!
Get both Grendel albums on one package (separate cd's) for 20 euros from Firebox Netstore.
09.12.2008 • Interview in Keskisuomalainen
03.12.2008 • Interview at Noise.fi
02.12.2008 • Interview in Suosikki 12/2008
Suosikki Magazine interviewed Mikko and Jarkko about Grendel and the new album. Suosikki is available in all the news-stands in Finland.
18.11.2008 • Finnish Metal Awards
On Friday FEB 13, the Finnish Metal Awards will reward the best of Finnish metal in 2008. Cast your vote at www.imperiumi.net/fma. If you're a fan of Finnish metal, make your vote count.
14.11.2008 • Interview and Review in Inferno No. 61
Inferno Magazine interviewed Mikko, Jussi and Jarkko about Grendel and the new album. Inferno is available in all news-stands in Finland.
13.11.2008 • Grendel at Finnish Metal Expo 2009
Grendel participates in the 5th annual Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki, FEB 12-14 by performing at Cable Factory on Friday the 13th.
Other live performances will include international names such as Black Dahlia Murder, Andre Matos, Misery Index, Grand Magus and Legion Of The Damned. Finnish prowess is well represented by the likes of Ancara, Before The Dawn, Ensiferum, Medeia and Profane Omen.
More additions to the Cable Factory program will be announced later.
13.11.2008 • Interview in Soundi 11/2008
Soundi Magazine interviewed Mikko about Grendel and the new album. Soundi is available in all the news-stands in Finland.
12.11.2008 • Interview and Review in Sue 11/2008
Sue Magazine interviewed Mikko and Jussi about Grendel and the new album.
08.11.2008 • Interview and Review in Tuhma 3/2008
05.11.2008 • Winners of the 'ACTD' -competition
Congratulations to the winners of the 'A Change Through Destruction' -competition:
1. Scott (Oldham, England)
2. Emmy (Espoo, Finland)
3. James (New York, USA)
4. Sami (Kotka, Finland)
5. Marko (Imatra, Finland)
01.11.2008 • The band of the month at Noise.fi
Grendel has been selected to be The band of the month at Noise.fi.
29.10.2008 • Number 19 on the Finnish Album Chart!
'A Change Through Destruction' hit the 19th place on the Official Finnish Album Chart on its first sales week.
22.10.2008 • New album - Out now!
Go and get your copy of Grendel's 'A Change Through Destruction' -digipak. Availabe in every self-respecting record store in Finland. Also available directly from Firebox Netstore.
16.10.2008 • Interview at Stalker.cd
15.10.2008 • The new album at MySpace
Now you can listen the new album in total at MySpace. The songs are there for you until the release in Finland on 22nd of October.
14.09.2008 • Tracklist with samples
Here's the tracklist of the forthcoming album 'A Change Through Destruction'. Click titles to hear the samples.
01. One Desire
02. A Change Through Destruction
03. Dialog With Pain
04. The Deaf Cult
05. Another Link In The Chain
06. Forsaken Shell
09. Trapped Inside
10. Moment Of Silence
You can pre-order the album from:
Remember that the release takes place on 22nd of October.
25.08.2008 • Prepare for a Change...
Grendel's second album called 'A Change Through Destruction' will be released in Finland on October 22nd by Firebox Records. Prepare yourself...
22.07.2008 • Half-Life promosingle released
The first bullet from the forthcoming album has now been Fired in form of 'Half-Life' promosingle. The CD contains single and albumversions of 'Half-Life' plus albumversion and a video of 'Quicksand'. Check out a sample here.
19.06.2008 • Grendel signs a deal with Firebox
Grendel has signed a deal with Firebox Records. The second album is called 'A Change Through Destruction' and it will be released in fall 2008. First bullet will be served late this summer in form of single called 'Half-Life'.