Shear has advanced to the semi-finals of Finland’s Wacken Metal Battle 2010. The winner of the competition will play in August at the Wacken Open Air 2010 festival. The semi-finals will take place in Torvi, Lahti, 10th of June.
A new gig has been confirmed. The gig will be on Saturday 17th of April at Vernissa, Vantaa. Other acts will be Mona Kills and Two-by-Four. Doors open at 20.00 and tickets are 5 euros. More information about the venue at VELMU site.
Furthermore, Classic Rock Magazine has chosen Shear’s In Solitude EP as the track of the day.
The complete In Solitude EP is now downloadable in mp3 format. Head over to our discography page to grab it. Hope you guys enjoy it!
We’ve now uploaded two new songs to MySpace from the ‘In Solitude’ EP. This means the complete EP is now listenable on our myspace page. Hope you enjoy the songs!
Furthermore, we have confirmed a gig at Dante’s Highlight, Helsinki 4th of March with Amarantine. See you there!
Due to the amazing amount of positive feedback, we decided to upload a new song to myspace – this is our way of saying thanks for the support guys! The new song is called ‘Scorched’ and is the second track from the In Solitude EP. Hope you enjoy it!
The song is listenable on our myspace page.
While we recorded our EP ‘In Solitude’ we managed to grab some video footage of the recordings . We decided that it might be fun to share it with you guys. Feel free to check out some footage of Juhana recording drums, Eerik recording bass and Lauri working on the guitars. The footage can be found on our YouTube channel.
Finally it is time for us to officially announce our lineup. The members of Shear have played in many familiar metal bands such as Amoral, Omnium Gatherum, Imperanon, Elenium and Crystal Blaze, which won the Finnish Wacken Metal Battle in 2007.
The lineup of Shear is:
Alexa Leroux – vocals
Mikael Grönroos – guitars
Lauri Koskenniemi – guitars
Eerik Purdon – bass
Lari Sorvo – keyboards
Juhana Karlsson – drums
Our first release is entitled ‘In Solitude’. The four track EP was recorded in fall of 2009 and mastered at Chartmakers studios. The title track ‘In Solitude’ and a sample collection of all four songs are listenable on our myspace page.