MERGING FLARE signs with Ram It Down Records!
MERGING FLARE, the Finnish melodic Heavy Metal band which features Beast In Black guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen in its ranks, has signed with Ram It Down Records and is about to release their sophomore album, titled ‚Revolt Regime‘, on May 10th.
The band coments:
"We are extremely excited and proud to finally release the 2nd album of Merging Flare. It was a long, pain-staking and arduous process to complete the album but here it finally is, 'Revolt Regime'! Enjoy!"
Since day one, Kasperi Heikkinen (who later joined and enriched U.D.O./Dirkschneider’s sound with his tasteful playing for four years) is the guitar player and driving force behind MERGING FLARE.
Currently, Heikkinen conquers the Metal world as axeman of Beast In Black, who supported Nightwish on a huge arena tour in late 2018 and followed up with the extremely successful release of their sophomore album in February 2019 (#1 in Finland and numerous additional top 10 chart entries in many other countries). The band went on a headlining tour right after and leave a long list of sold out venues behind.
The new MERGING FLARE album ‘Revolt Regime’, the successor to 2011’s debut ‚Reverence‘, was definitely worth the wait. MERGING FLARE have created a classic Heavy Metal album which reminds of Judas Priest, Accept, Running Wild, Helloween and Gamma Ray, with that typical Nordic flavor added (think of Tarot).
For the mixing of ‘Revolt Regime’, MERGING FLARE hired Mattes Pfeiffer, whom Heikkinen got to know during two U.D.O. studio productions. Mastering was done by another Metal legend, Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept). The amazing cover artwork is a creation by Roman Ismailov, who was also responsible for both Beast In Black album covers.
Revolt Regime‘ tracklist:
- Alliance In Defiance
- Clarion Call
- The Abyss Of Time
- Mind’s Eye (Reaching Out)
- War Within
- Midwinter Magic
- Sin Against The Sinner
- The Lucky One (Laura Branigan Cover)
Merging Flare is:
Matias Palm - vocals
Kasperi Heikkinen - guitar
Harri Leinonen - bass
Henri Pyy - drums