I spoke with TIMO KAARKOSKI of Brazilian Viking Metal band, ARMORED DAWN, about the band's formation in Sao Paolo, Brazil, far from his homeland of Finland, and also about the new album, 'Viking Zombie', which is really good and is also out now.
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ARMORED DAWN is, without a doubt, one of the revelations of Brazilian Viking Metal.
Formed in 2014 in Sao Paulo, the band has been making their mark for years with a consistent work ethic of writing, recording, and touring that have helped build the success of the band.
The Deluxe Edition of band’s latest album Viking Zombie will be released
in Australia on Friday, March 27.
The album’s first two singles, “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged,” both gained huge radio exposure in the US, peaking in the top 15 on the Mediabase Independent chart.
ABOUT ARMORED DAWN
Their debut album Power of Warrior was recorded in Denmark, produced by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn) and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom).
The second album, Barbarians in Black, was released in February 2018 via AFM Records. It was produced by Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach) and Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot), and it was mixed and mastered by Sebastian ‘Seeb” Levermann (Orden Ogan). In promotion for the album, Armored Dawn toured with Diamond Head and Saxon through Germany and The Netherlands and several countries in Europe with Hammerfall. The band’s videos from the release “Sail Away” and “Gods of Metal” have both reached over 1 million views each.
The band has toured with acts such as Megadeth, Symphony X, Rhapsody, Tarja, and Sabaton and have grown into a seasoned and dynamic live band with a solid fan base around the world. They have done tours through Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia with Fates Warning.
In December 2018, the video “Beware of the Dragon” was released at all Brazilian movie theaters during the trailers of the movie Aquaman. The video was shot and directed by Libertà Films Group (Megadeth, Angra, Dee Snider). The video has already reached more than 2 million views on YouTube.
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Metalhead who hates bad parking.