Mixing and mastering of our fourth album is done!
More information will be revealed later
Jussi informed us today that rest of the keyboards have been recorded for the album! It seems only what is left is mixing.
Today we got all vocals recorded for the upcoming album.
The next thing we will do is to concentrate to record keyboards.
The full circle has been now formed as our friend Tapio Hautalampi joins Ordog as a drummer.
This means we are starting to practice for the gigs in near future. Nevertheless we are at the moment focusing to record our fourth album ready.
Ilkka Kalliainen has joined Ordog as permanent bass player. We have worked with him many years and he was obvious choice to play in our line-up. This also allows, that we are going to make a lot more gigs in future.
The recording of fourth album is advancing and at the moment we are recording second guitars. Soon we will begin recording of Keyboards.
New album "TRAIL FOR THE BROKEN" out 21.3.2014 The album will be released digitally worldwide by Violent Journey Records.
Ordog will also play a gig at 26.04.2014 in club Grande, Rovaniemi with bands “Abbot” and “Serotonin Syndrome”. Showtime is 22.30 and tickets 7e!. Be there!
We are creating new songs and writing lyrics. The new tunes sounds more brutal and bereft than ever before.
The songs are more reflecting our older material. At this moment it's still hard to say
anything else, but we are sure it wont be no "sunday school" -material. Also we made some minor updates to Reverbnation and Myspace page.
We have lot to say, but we try to keep it short.
Ordog will play two gigs here in Finland:
23.1.2015 Oulu, Hevimesta w/ Umeo ja Serotonin Syndrome
24.1.2015 Rovaniemi, Grande w/ Umeo ja Serotonin Syndrome
Our live line up is changed a bit for these two gigs.Valtteri is behind the battery, Ilkka in the guitar and we welcome Olli-Pekka to play bass! This also means that Olli-Pekka shall join our line-up as a permanent member as a bass player and Ilkka is taking a place as a second guitarist.
We also are proud to announce that we signed a deal with finnish promotional service: Metal Asylum Promotions!
Last but not least. The demoing phase is over. We are aiming to begin the recording of the fifth album in the next year. As we stated before the album reflects more visions from our older material and the new tunes sounds more brutal and bereft than ever before.
Slowly but surely we are practicing through new songs of the upcoming album. At the moment it seems the album will contain 6 brand new tracks and the music will take more melancholic and aggressive approach than ever before.
But be patient!
It seems that we're gonna hit the studio in November to record our fifth album. More updates coming later. Stay doomed.
We are proud to announce that Ordog has inked a deal with German based label "Godeater Records"
New album carrying name "The Grand Wall" will be released 30th June and includes six brand new tracks filled with doom and despair.
Also we announce parting ways with our second guitarist Ilkka Kalliainen. There is no drama or bad blood involved with his departure from Ordog.
First the bad news: Due to several unavoidable reasons not depending from us, release of the new album "The Grand Wall" - will be unfortunately postponed.
Then the good news: We inked a new deal and album will be released through
"MFL Records" at November!
As a consolidation for those who might be dissapointed by this piece of news, we’ll unveil the cover art of the album:
We have tremendous news to tell,
First of all we want to announce the release date of the album has been decided.
The exact release date will be at 21.11.2016 The album contains six brand new tracks of atmospheric doom.
The physical version of the album will be limited edition of 500 copies. Each copy is individually numbered.
Also in addition to announcement about release date we have other great news.
Side by side with MFL-Records, two Russian based labels Solitude Productions and
Frozen Light will be included as a releasers of upcoming album "The Grand Wall"!
Aleksi Martikainen: Vocals
Valtteri Isometsä: Guitar
Ilkka Kalliainen: Guitar
Tapio Hautalampi: Drums
Jussi Harju: Keyboard
Olli-Pekka Rissanen: Bass
The band was formed in early 2005 by Aleksi Martikainen and Valtteri Isometsä whom had discussed earlier about their interest to play doom-metal. Slowly all the pieces found their place and in the year 2006 demo "I" was released. The feedback they received about the demo was encouraging and shortly after that demo "II" was released. These two demo's convinced the owner of Ostra-records Julien to sign the band on it's ranks and in the summer of 2006 recordings of the debut album "The Crow And The Storm" begun. The recordings were finished quite fast and at the 22th of december 2006 the album was released. During this time Jussi Harju also joined the band as a permanent keyboardplayer. In march 2007 Ordog started to record "III" promo which was to be released in june 2007. The promo got some good reviews and very positive feedback from those who had obtained it. The promo was also meant to be as a transition between the old more traditional funeral-doom sound and the new more experimental funeral/death/doom sound.
During spring 2007 the recordings for the new album begun. The album was later named as "Life Is Too Short For Learning To Live" At this point Ordog decided to start playing live and recruited two long term friends Kimmo And Risto in their live line-up. After one gig Valtteri needed to start concentrating on mixing the upcoming album and this meant that there would be no more gigs at least for a while.
The year 2008 was a year of change for Ordog. At first they signed a deal with the finnish record label "Violent journey records" which published the "Life Is Too Short For Learning To Live"-album in 20th of August. Shortly after the album was released Ordog had an interesting offer from a promotor from Russia to play two gigs with Throes Of Dawn at Moscow and St.Petersburg. At this point it became clear that the band had to sack Risto and Kimmo from the live line-up due to various reasons. Luckily replacements were found with a few phonecalls and Ordog was able to start rehearsing again with Olli-Pekka Rissanen on the bass and Jani Niemelä on the drums.
In the summer of 2009 Ordog started to record their third album which was later titled as "Remorse". In November the band played a gig in Helsinki with Jani and Olli-Pekka again on duty. After that Ordog returned to work on the album. "Remorse" was finally released in January of 2011 after countless hours of hard work.
Writing process for the next album began soon after "Remorse" was released. Most of the songs were ready by the end of 2011. Then there was some discussing about using some exterior help with the recording process. Different options were thought and the start of the recordings were delayed again and again. Finally somewhere around October of 2012 the band got in contact with an old friend Ilkka Kalliainen who happened to be an audio engineer. He accepted the offer to record the fourth Ordog-album. The recordings of "Trail For The Broken" began in January 2013. The schedules were quite difficult to arrange so Valtteri asked if Ilkka could play the bass tracks for the album as a session player. He did it and after that it was easy to persuade him to join the band permanently.
So Ilkka was in the band as a bass player and later that year after the recordings were finished Tapio "Hautsi" Hautalampi joined the ranks as a drummer. All the recording, mixing and mastering were done by February 2014 and "Trail For The Broken" was released in March 21st.
Ordog agreed to play two gigs in January of 2015 but Hautsi wasn't available for those gigs so the band had to get a replacement for the drum seat. There was no suitable drummers nearby so they decided that Valtteri jumps behind the drums and Ilkka shifts to guitar and again Olli-Pekka Rissanen was phoned to fill the vacancy of the bass player. Everything worked well and the first gigs in over five years were played in Oulu and Rovaniemi. Olli-Pekka was asked if he wanted to join the band now as a full member. He accepted the offer so Ordog became a six-piece with both Valtteri and Ilkka as guitarists.
The rehearsals for the fifth album began in the summer and the recording began in November. During the recording process Ilkka decided to leave the band due to personal matters and without any bad blood. Ordog continues to soldier on and looks forward to the horizon.
Trail for The Broken
01. The Trail
03. Swarm Of Abhorrence
04. Devoted To Loss
05. Enter The Void
06. I Ceased To Dream
08. The Crows of Towerpath
1. Human shell
6. Boneyard horizon
7. Meant to be an end
Life Is Too Short For Learning To Live
1. Death's Cold Embrace
2. Live Fast, Die Slow
3. Drown In Yourself
4. Chapelle Ardente
5. Learning To Live
August 20th, 2008
1. Why you wanna hurt me?
2.Standing in front of the desolation
June 22th, 2007
Crow And The Storm
Debute album 2006
1.In Utter Darkness
2.The Crow And The Storm
December 22nd, 2006
5.Amidst the Pillars of Void
6.Within the Dismal Clouds
September 1st, 2006
3.Amidst the Pillars of Void
4.Within the Dismal Clouds
August 6th, 2006
2. Black Lotus
June 26th, 2006
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