Label: Red House
Playtime: 41:35 min
Rip date: 20080318
Street date: 20080319
Size: 73.18 MB
Quality: 233 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo
The story of TRACEDAWN began in Christmas 2005, when Tuomas YliJaskari came
up with and idea that later would be named as Moravia. Already having played
at numerous projects, Tuomas knew that the only way for him to play the music
he wanted was to start a band of his own. He started out by composing a song,
(later be called Without Walls), and after recording an instrumental version
of the song, he knew he needed a capable crew in brining his ideas to life.
The lone musician began searching for the perfect lineup via internet at the
summer of 2006.
The first member to join was Valtteri Turunen, who had heard about the band
and spoke to Tuomas about him joining the band as the lead vocalist. Not
having any members at the time, Tuomas accepted Valtteri? offer.
Next to join was the guitarist Jeremy Qvick, who contacted Tuomas at a
Finnish internet photo gallery, called IRCGalleria. The two of them got
together at a band rehearsal, where Jeremy showed great skill as guitar
player. He was welcomed to the band with open arms.
The third member to join the Moravia crew was the bassist Henri Vahtere.
Already sharing a project with Jeremy (Dreality), Moravia popped up at a
conversation between the two. Henri decided to throw his spoon to the soup
and arrived to the rehearsals with Jeremy in hopes of becoming the new bass
player for Moravia. Needless to say, he got the job straight away.
Still lacking the right man for the pots and pans, the band recorded a second
version of Without Walls, with Tuomas on the drums. Already sounding a lot
better than the early version, the song was put in the Internet to see if it
would pass the ultimate test: Public criticism. It received good feedback,
but Tuomas wasn? satisfied. He knew Moravia needed a real drummer.
The internet proving useless at the hunt, Tuomas contacted Perttu Kurttila
with a text message. (He still doesn? know how Tuomas got his number). After
listening the demo track for a couple of times, Perttu promised to come to
the rehearsals, although he was a bit sceptic about the croup and the guys
playing in it. Already a seasoned drummer with a lot of musical experience
and performing with his own band (Lithuria), the band managed to convince him
with their musical skills and with their good attitude. After a few quick
words, Perttu completed the lineup, and Moravia was ready for action.
The first setback for the band was their first lineup change in late 2006,
when Valtteri Turunen left the band for various reasons. Now a one vocalist
short, the guys began searching for a replacement. After having held a couple
auditions, Tuomas contacted Antti Lappalainen, a friend he knew from school.
Despite being relatively inexperienced, he promised to come to the auditions
and give it a go. After a couple of rehearsals with Antti doing the
vocalwork, the rest of the band decided to make him the new singer of
Now with a functional lineup, the band locked itself in studio Redhouse and
recorded a twotrack demo called Path of Reality, which ended up the
internet. It was well received by the public, and it also caught the
interests of various record labels.
Unaware of this at the time, the band was asked by a fellow band (In
Memorial) to do a gig with them. Although agreeing to do the gig, Tuomas knew
they had a problem that needed to be solved. The band needed someone to play
the keyboards so that he could concentrate on the guitar. After doing some
digging, he came across Vili It?elto, who agreed to play the gig. After
attending only a couple rehearsals, Vili mastered the songs with ease and the
gig was carried out as planned. Although only agreeing to do the one gig, he
had convinced the others to the point where he was asked to be a fulltime
keyboardist. Although declining at first, he later agreed and was made a full
member of the band.
Shortly after this, the band signed a deal with Studio Redhouse oy to record
a fourtrack EP.
The recordings went down in Sonic Pump studios under the eye of Nino
Laurenne, the guitarist of Thunderstone. The recordings were over in a week
after a lot of hard work (and drinking), and all were happy with the results.
This was also the time when the band decided to change its name to TRACEDAWN,
because the name Moravia was already registered to another company, and
The name was decided at the last minute, just before the EP was about to be
mastered, and despite having been forced to change their name, everyone was
really happy with the new one.
Now, with a new name and a lot of valuable experience, the band is ready to
face new challenges.
The story of TRACEDAWN will continue, as soon as the band finds some time to
get up and do something creative.
01. Tracedawn Without Walls ( 5:56)
02. Tracedawn Test Of Faith ( 5:17)
03. Tracedawn Art Of Violence ( 5:36)
04. Tracedawn Fallen Leaves ( 6:07)
05. Tracedawn In Love With Insanity ( 5:21)
06. Tracedawn Path Of Reality ( 5:51)
07. Tracedawn Widow ( 4:08)
08. Tracedawn Justice For None ( 3:19)