11 Waltari feat. April Art – Helsinki 2021
Dear fans and friends,
For Waltari, this space has always been music – galaxies of sound beyond tropes and trends – and in 2021, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their very first space journey in true style.
This means that even though a best-of compilation might be in order on such an occasion, we weren’t ourselves if we hadn’t cooked up something special. We noticed that 30 years have passed since Monk-Punk – and here new are, with a specialty, honoring this anniversary!
We revisited material from all creative phases, choosing some of our finest songs (plus one new track) to give them an overhaul with the help of like-minded musicians from every stripe. Be it Sami yoik duo Angelit or electro hip hop stars Bomfunk MC ́s, German industrial pioneer Jürgen Engler from Die Krupps or other countrymen of ours such as former Nightwish bass player and vocalist Marko Hietala, humppa legends Eläkeläiset as well as Korpiklaani front man Jonne, The 69 Eyes singer Jyrki, German crossover newcomers April Art, Mr. Lordi himself and his band plus members from Skyclad, Amberian Dawn, Hanoi Rocks, Negative and Beast In Black.
On Nov 26th this fall the time will have come for this fine piece to hit streets, until then we’ll have to stay patient, however, we already can promise some upfront singles to come sooner (bear with us until early October for the first one!) and surely more news to be shared shortly!!
Waltari is living proof that a rock band can be inspired indefinitely and not stagnate at the same time. Up to the latest studio album, the band always showcases a fresh, diverse take on modern metal.
Vocalist and mastermind Kärtsy Hatakka sums up the philosophy of Waltari: “Rock is an attitude; an unquenched thirst to remain playful with life, ’til the very end! It’s the world Waltari was born into. I still find it cool to put on my make-up and be an outcast. Our goal is to create music that will blow the minds of our listeners”