Re-Armed is a melodic death metal band from Kerava, Finland. The band mixes their melodic death metal, death metal and thrash metal influences bringing them together and putting a modern feel to the music they create.The band have been around since 2001, when five guys decided to start playing similar music likened to so-called "Gothenburg metal", what is now better known as "melodic death metal". Their musical style has evolved along with many critically acclaimed demo tapes, gigs, lineup changes and a well received debut album ‘Worldwide Hypnotize’, which appeared internationally via German, Massacre Records in January 2012. This was followed by tours in Europe along with American bands Chimaira, Suffocation, Origin, Cattle Decapitation and Canadian death metallers Cryptopsy. In the same year the group made their first outdoor appearance in United Kingdom's, Bloodstock Open Air metal music festival.
The second album ‘Rottendam’ was released in January 2014 via German, Eternal Sound Records, but major lineup changes froze the band almost for a year. Former guitarist/songwriter Tommi Helkalahti decided to leave the band - leaving vocalist Jouni Matilainen as the only current former member in the band.
In 2015 the new lineup is in order faster than expected. Self-released EP ‘Total Lack of Communication’ was released in August 2015 and the band toured in Finland, Baltics and China to support the release.
The band released their third album ‘The Era of Precarity’ in September 2016 via Finnish, Saarni Records. The album is the band's most acclaimed release so far according to Metal Rules-webzine "Their most ambitious, fully realized work to date." - quote taken from the album review. Within 2016 and 2017, Re-Armed toured first time in Japan and Spain to promote the album.
In the fall of 2018, after the numerous tours and shows on behalf of the third album, Re-Armed is releasing a new single ‘Built to Last’ via Finnish, Inverse Records, introducing their newer lineup with three guitars.
The band comments on the new single:
"The music is more melody-oriented than before, among the kick-ass attitude. Since the last release we have got two new members, meaning we have three guitarists right now, so writing and producing needed some extra brainstorming. The message is about positivity, regarding mankind, that a light might shine at the end of the tunnel. We ended up with a very anthem vibe chorus on this one, which makes this a killer track.”
Support act for INSOMNIUM and WHISPERED on their Japan Tour
(3 shows - May 2017 - Japan)
Support act for DUST BOLT on their Spain Tour
(5 shows - Oct 2016 - Spain)
Headlining tour in China “Territorial Expansion – China Tour
(14 shows - Sep/Oct 2015 – China)
Headlining tour in UK with WRETCHED SOUL “Marcha Do Império Morto-Vivo” - UK Tour
(9 shows - Nov 2013 - United Kingdom)
Appearance at Neurotic Deathfest 2013
(May 2013 - 013, Tilburg - Netherlands)
Support act for CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION and DECREPIT BIRTH on their UK & EU Tour
(4 shows - May 2013 - United Kingdom)
Appearance at Bloodstock Open Air 2012
(Aug 2012 - Catton Hall, Derbyshire - United Kingdom)
Support act for SUFFOCATION and ORIGIN on their "The End of Humanity" - EU Tour
(17 shows - Jul 2012 – Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands)
Support act for CHIMAIRA on their "The Age of Hell" - EU tour
(6 shows - Mar/Apr 2012 - Belgium, Netherlands and Germany)
And support shows and showcases during the years with: Arch Enemy, Keep of Kalessin, Amorphis, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Diablo, Nicole, Kalmah, Profane Omen, Gloomy Grim, Rytmihäiriö, Pagan Rites, Catamenia, Battlelore, Total Devastation, Agathodaimon..
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DIRECT CONTACT AND BOOKING
(General stuff, press, etc.)
Jouni Matilainen / Re-Armed
Email: rearmedband (a) gmail.com