MOONSORROW have confirmed further shows for 2009... (>>> dates-area)
MOONSORROW had to accept a change for their North America tour... Beside that they will headline the Nosturi-NewYear'sEve-Party (Pagan style)... (>>> dates-area)
In November MOONSORROW travell across the ocean again, this time to make Canadian fans happy... (>>> dates-area)
In September MOONSORROW will appear in Cologne at the "Under Yggdrasil Pagan Open Air Festival" and make you happy... (>>> dates-area)
In Autumn the vikings of MOONSORROW will discover the American continent again to conquer the (original) inhabitants with their music... (>>> dates-area)
In the course of the Paganfest 2008 Tour regarding the show at SO36 in Berlin MOONSORROW have been accused to be a band on the right wing. These accusations are completely anchorless and rather provide the comptent audience with astonishment and irritation. But just because these accusations are so impossible and the band as well as all the people working with and for them are cosmopolitan and peaceable, a counterstatement is needed. This band comes from the band and their Finnish label Spinefarm, it is shared in all interests by Drakkar and it is especially in music business a matter of course to be strict against fascism and every kind of suppressing the freedom of expression, as MOONSORROW singer Ville Sorvali phrases.
OFFICAL MOONSORROW STATEMENT
Recently there have been claims about Moonsorrow being a fascistic orientated nazi band. We would hereby like to declare that Moonsorrow is not affiliated or fascinated with the nazi-movement in any way.
They are not political, they do not have connections to any political parties or societies, not in Finland nor elsewhere in the world.
As Ville Sorvali, the lead singer and lyric writer of the band says:
"We, Moonsorrow, have come across news that Antifa wishes to prevent our concert in Berlin on April 17th. We hereby announce that we are not a Nazi band, nor we have any political connections whatsoever. We are strictly against fascism and all restrictions against freedom of speech. We wish that Antifa would withdraw any actions they have taken against the concert and let it proceed normally."
Some have said that Moonsorrow have an SS-rune in their logo. The logo has been handdrawn many many years ago and it has not been renewed since. The S in the logo is not intended to look like an SS-rune, it has been drawn in an angular manner to suit the logos other letters.
We apologise if drawing one letter in such a way makes the logo look national socialistic - it is and has not been our or Moonsorrow's intention to sympathise with the Nazis by drawing the S in such a way. Changing the letters' appearance would make the whole logo look inconsistent and incomplete - hence we have not even considered changing it nor do we intend to, it has never occurred to us or to the members of Moonsorrow that there could be such a problem as this with the logo.
Some have said that the lyrics to the bands song "Blood of an apostate" are close to an old nazi song which is against jews. We have to say first that the members of Moonsorrow have not to this date heard of such a song, they are not familiar with any national socialistic songs or with German lore. Secondly we have to say that the lyrics come from a wholly different, easily recognisable FINNISH source. The lyrics to the bands song "Blood of an apostate" come from an old Finnish legend - the murder of the Bishop Henrik committed by the peasant Lalli. Moonsorrow have made several lyrics based on this tale. This legend is told in Finland already in pre-schools, it is a very common Finnish folk tale. You can find more information about this legend from this address: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalli.
There have been claims that Moonsorrow's music is somehow sympathetic to the Nazis. Moonsorrow's metal is certainly epic, but it has nothing to do with politics. It is purely epic metal made in Finland that tells of ancient Finnish tales - not about tales sympathised by the Nazis now or earlier.
With best regards,
All members of Moonsorrow and the Artist & Relations team of Spinefarm Records, a Universal Music Company"
In the discography-area you will now find the tracklists of MOONSORROW's re-releases we will release on May 30th, 2008...
This Wednesday MOONSORROW will start touring the Paganfest, among others with ENSIFERUM. But beside those dates there are further chances to catch up with them on the road... (>>> dates-area)
In the discography-area there are now online the tracklist for "Tulimyrsky", the upcoming MOONSORROW EP...
The first content in our new MOONSORROW area is available: You might read a bit in their biography-area...