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APRIL 26, 2017

NEW DRUMMER & LIVE VIDEO

Finnish progressive metal band Simulacrum recruited a new amazing drummer, Tatu Turunen for their upcoming third album and live shows. The band decided to change drummers because of scheduling problems and no drama was involved. Simulacrum acknowledges the awesome work Henri Kallio did on the album Sky Divided and pays him the homage he deserves. Henri's playing will definitely be heard in the future regarding various projects!

Tatu Turunen is known for his work with Autere and Jack Over Kings and he has artist deals with F-MusicYamahaSabianProMark and Evans. He comments: "I'm very pleased by this new assignment and I'm really looking forward to all the challenges these guys throw at me throughout the years to come!"

 

 

Tatu's musical roots lay heavily in acts such as PanteraSlayerMegadeth and Lamb Of God, but he is excited in how playing progressive music could take him to new levels as a musician. Take a look at his brutally accurate and metal-infused playing style from this Sky Divided live video recorded and videoed in May 2017 at the Simulacrum rehearsal studio. This clip also features the band's second singer Erik Kraemer on an official recording for the first time!

 

 

 

APRIL 26, 2017

VOCAL REHEARSALS

Today we had a vocal practice at the Simulacrum rehearsal space. Both Niklas and Erik have an equal amount of lead and harmony parts live and sometimes it is good to focus just on rehearsing the vocals without the rest of the band disturbing \m/

 

 

 

MARCH 23, 2017

A NEW DRUMMER?!?

Simulacrum has a new drummer for album number III... Here is a little teaser of the band rehearsing 'Behind the Belt of Orion' from their 'Sky Divided' album \m/ An official statement will follow in the near future of who he is and why the band decided to change their drummer.

 

 

 

JUNE 21, 2016

ERIK KRAEMER JOINS SIMULACRUM

As Yngwie J. Malmsteen could comment on the recent line-up change in the Simulacrum camp; More is more! Simulacrum warmly welcomes vocalist Erik Kraemer as an additional singer to the band. His singing style will be a great asset both live and on the next studio album that is currently being written and is heading towards the modern realms of djent. Even though Erik represents the high pitched traditional power metal sound, the coloring of his voice differs from Niklas' in a way that lets them both shine and it is easy to spot which one of them is singing on the songs. Stay tuned at our official pages for news and samples of the song writing and recording process of Simulacrum album number III \m/

 

 

 

MAY 25, 2016

NEWS!

An upcoming gig with Alcyona Sky (feat. members of Amoral) confirmed at On The Rocks, Helsinki on the 30th of June! The band has a little surprise for this gig ;) The facebook event for the gig can be found HERE!

 

Simulacrum's keyboard wizzard Chrism has joined the multinational melodic hard rock band Eden's Curse and will be releasing an album with them in 2016 through AFM Records. An UK-tour is already booked for November and tickets can be bought at www.edenscurse.com

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

RAVING REVIEWS!

The first reviews have been published and Sky Divided has been doing pretty darn well including 4/5 from the prestigous Inferno Magazine. Here are a few for you to read:

 

Stu's Reviews 10/10 (English)

 

Time For Metal 9,5/10 (German)

 

Kaaoszine 8,5/10 (Finnish)

 

Imperiumi.net 8,5/10 +album of the week! (Finnish)

 

 

AUGUST 28, 2015

EMBRACE THE ANIMAL WITHIN

New music video released courtesy of Bravewords.com! This video shows the power metal side of the band and features professional cage fighter Juho Valamaa in the lead role. The video is produced by Dark Noise Productions and directed by Esa Jussila. The new album "Sky Divided" is out now. Order your copy at Record Shop X!


 

 

AUGUST 14, 2015

SKY DIVIDED MUSIC VIDEO

In this music video we follow the bunker survival battle of a soldier unit in the dismal post-apocalyptic world of the near future. The song reflects Simulacrum's present sound, which is heavy and progressive but without forgetting excellent melodies. The next music video "Embrace The Animal Within" will be released on the 28th of August and it represents the bands Power Metal side. Both videos are produced by Dark Noise Productions and directed by Esa Jussila. You can pre-order a CD bundled with the band's autographs at the Inverse Records Store!

 

 

 

JULY 16, 2015

OFFICIAL ALBUM TEASER OUT

This video teaser presents the versatile sound present on the new album which on some occasions bows towards classic progressive metal but on others ventures into unexplored grounds. You can pre-order a CD bundled with the band's autographs at the Inverse Records Store!

 

 

 

JUNE 11, 2015

LIVE VIDEO VIA PROG METAL ZONE!

Second pro shot live video published by Prog Metal Zone! The video features the song Flagiston from Simulacrum's show back in 2014. Simulacrum's new album, Sky Divided will be out on the 28th of August!

 

 

 

MAY 28, 2015

LIVE VIDEO VIA KAAOSZINE!

First pro shot live video made public via Kaaoszine! The video features the song Hammerhead from Simulacrum's show back in 2014. Next live clip coming out on the 11th of June via Prog Metal Zone!

 

 

 

MAY 14, 2015

RELEASE DATE, TRACKLIST & ARTWORK!

Fans of progressive and melodic metal are offered a real treat, when Simulacrum release their new concept album, Sky Divided through Inverse Records on the 28th of August 2015. An album, seeking out the boundaries of the melodic and progressive universe, with new and refreshing ideas to the genre. Huge choruses and heavy riffing, underlined by big laden atmospheric keys, finally topped with a strong and powerful voice. The artwork is created by Jan Yrlund, who has worked with artists, such as Manowar, Sirenia & Stratovarius and the cover portrayes the post-apocalyptic mood of the album's title track. The album is a hefty, 62 minutes long and the tracklist is as follows:

 

1. Timelapse (02:50)
2. Behind The Belt Of Orion (05:32)
3. Broken (05:51)
4. Embrace The Animal Within (05:00)
5. Deep In The Trenches (05:25)
6. The Abomination (10:57)
7. Sky Divided (05:50)
8. Enter Hyperion (06:01)
9. A New Beginning (14:19)

 

To support the album Simulacrum has tons of material packed away, and it will be released in the weeks, leading up to the release date, through the bands website, social media and webzines. There will be two big-budget music videos, multicam live video recordings from Turku Klubi, a teaser of the songs and making-of video snippets.

 

 

Follow the band at:
www.simulacrum.fi
www.facebook.com/simulacrumofficial

 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2014

INTROMENTAL MANAGEMENT DEAL

Simulacrum is ecstatic to announce that we have signed a worldwide management deal with INTROMENTAL! This is their official statement:

"Intromental is proud to announce the signing of Finland's up-and-coming melodic progressive metal band SIMULACRUM. Imagine a mixture of Symphony X, Circus Maximus, Vanden Plas, and Seventh Wonder, and you're pretty close to the sound of this exciting band. Currently hard at work on their second full length album."

 

Read more of the band here: http://intromental.com/simulacrum/index.html

 

 

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