3 The Varangian Way

The Varangian Way

Infobox Album |
Name = The Varangian Way
Type = studio

Artist = Turisas
Released = UK: May 28, 2007
Finland: June 6, 2007
Europe: June 18, 2007
North America: July 17, 2007
Japan: July 25, 2007
Recorded = November 2006 - March 2007 at Sound Supreme Studio, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Producer = Mathias "Warlord" Nygård, Janne Saska
Genre = Folk metal
Symphonic metal
Length = 42:57
Label = Century Media
Reviews =
* [http://soundofmetal.se/ Sound Of Metal] Rating-10|8.5 [http://soundofmetal.se/index.php?page=turisasthevarangianwayreview link]
* PopMatters rating-10|7 [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/46329/turisas-the-varangian-way/ link]
* Terrorizer Magazine rating-10|9
* Rock Sound rating-10|9
* Kerrang! Rating|4|5
* Metal Hammer rating-10|9
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://wc06.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:abfqxz95ldae/ link]
Last album ="Battle Metal"
This album ="The Varangian Way"
Next album =|

"The Varangian Way" is the second full-length album from Finnish folk metal band, Turisas and was released in Europe in June 2007. A Special "Directors Cut" edition was released with the Rasputin single.

Track listing

# "To Holmgard and Beyond" – 5:17
# "A Portage to the Unknown" – 4:50
# "Cursed Be Iron" – 5:03
# "Fields of Gold" – 4:34
# "In the Court of Jarisleif" – 3:17
# "Five Hundred and One" – 6:18
# "The Dnieper Rapids" – 5:20
# "Miklagard Overture" – 8:18

Director's cut track listing

# "To Holmgard and Beyond" – 5:17
# "A Portage to the Unknown" – 4:50
# "Cursed Be Iron" – 5:03
# "Fields of Gold" – 4:34
# "In the Court of Jarisleif" – 3:17
# "Five Hundred and One" – 6:18
# "The Dnieper Rapids" – 5:20
# "Miklagard Overture" – 8:18
# "Rasputin"
# "To Holmgard and Beyond" (Radio Edit)

Another version comes with the bonus tracks and a DVD containing the video for Rasputin and several live performances.

Enhanced edition bonus tracksNormal listing +
# "To Holmgard and Beyond" [Single Edit]
# "Rex Regi Rebellis" [Finnish Version]
# "Battle Metal" Live at Party San '06 (video clip)


*Mathias "Warlord" NygårdVocals, orchestral programming, keyboards
*Jussi Wickströmguitars
*Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonendrums, percussion
*Olli VänskäViolins
*Hannes "Hanu" HormaBass, backing vocals
*Janne "Lisko" MäkinenAccordion

*Music by Mathias Nygård, except track 3 (Nygård/Wickström), 5 (Nygård/Lisko/Vänskä) and 6 (Nygård/Vänskä).
*Lyrics by Mathias Nygård, except track 3 (trad./Elias Lönnrot), taken from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.
*Classical choir recorded at Vanha Kirjastotalo Music Hall, Tampere, Finland.
*Orchestral samples included in this recording from the Vienna Symphonic Library.


* [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=69442 Century Media press statement]
* [http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/turisas/265404-turisas-studio-diary.html Turisas studio diary]
* [http://www.turisas.com Turisas official website]

ee also

* Trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks
* The Long Ships (historical novel dealing with the same subject)

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