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Barren Earth launch first track with Jon Aldara

Barren Earth have released a stream of On Lonely Towers, the title track from their upcoming third album – and their first with vocalist Jon Aldara.

He replaced Mikki Koramaki, who’d fronted the Finnish prog metal outfit for 2010 debut Curse Of The Red River and 2012 follow-up The Devil’s Resolve.

Bassist Olli-Pekka Laine says: “During the writing process we did many things from a totally new perspective. Many other things changed too – new production team, new frontman, new record label; the list goes on.”

He adds of the track: “Instead of putting out a song in a typical verse-chorus form, we thought this three-piece boulder would represent the album better. It demands some concentration from the listener – but patience is rewarded in the end.”

On Lonely Towers is released on March 30 via Century Media.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.