Nov 242020
 

Finland power proggers Ultimatium will be releasing their epic theme album “Virtuality” on Friday, November 27th via Rockshots Records.

Before it officially drops later this week, the band is sharing their latest video for their single ‘Vengeance’.

Ultimatium‘s mastermind Matti Pulkkinen explains the track:

“This is the opening song of our new prog power theme album “Virtuality”. The song features guest vocals from Emily Leone from Lost In Grey and our vocalist Tomi Viiltola along with drummer Matti Auerkallio who plays the role of the villain in the story. The song is fast with power metal themes and goes to more progressive stuff in the mid part. There’s also a blast beat for the first time in an Ultimatium track! Lyrics guide listeners to the story and give important clues of the things to come”

Packed with five amazing lead vocalists, Peter James Goodman (Conquest, ex-Virtuocity), Jukka Nummi (ex-Myon), Emily Leone, Tomi Viiltola (ex-Dreamtale, Perpetual Rage, Viilto) and Matti Auerkallio (Katra, Manzana, SoulFallen), “Virtuality” is a unique storyline about the virtual world, and the dangers of sharing everything in social media, along with up-tempo power metal songs combined with darker elements.
“Virtuality” is set to be released on November 27.

Don’t miss “Virtuality” Release Party – Saturday November 28th on Youtube!

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Oct 292020
 

Finland prog power metal band Ultimatium reveal new single ‘Run Like The Wind’ features Emily Leone and Tomi Viiltola (Perpetual Rage / ex Dreamtale) taken from new album “Virtuality” coming out November 27 via Rockshots Records.

Ultimatium‘s mastermind Matti Pulkkinen comments new song:
“Up-tempo and a happy song shows the heroes of this album immortal and invincible, taking the story forward as they triumph in the game, unaware about the perils ahead. Song is mainly sung by Emily Leone with Viiltola helping in the verses. Song introduces some very high pitches and guitar/keyboard solo battling! And the song is backed full of C64 Sid lead sound! Game on!”

Packed with five amazing lead vocalists, Peter James Goodman (Conquest, ex-Virtuocity), Jukka Nummi (ex-Myon), Emily Leone, Tomi Viiltola (ex-Dreamtale, Perpetual Rage, Viilto) and Matti Auerkallio (Katra, Manzana, SoulFallen), a unique storyline about the virtual world, and the dangers of sharing everything in social media, along with up-tempo power metal songs combined with darker elements. The story album is backed up with lots of background vocals, sound effects and a “narrator”/system voice synthesized with Amazon’s Alexa.

Tracklist:
Vengeance (04:11)
Run like the Wind (03:43)
Hall of Heroes (03:07) (instrumental)
Mindcaptives (11:49)
The Seer (04:51) (video)
Dark Cold Day (05:37)
Remorse (04:53)
(Don’t) Fear the Silence (04:50)
Digital Tower (08:21)
Ghost of Yesterday (05:07)
Scream (04:55)
Together (09:19)

“Virtuality” is set to be released on November 27.
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Ultimatium was birthed out the deep forests of Suomussalmi, Finland. Their 4th studio full length “Virtuality” follows their independently released “Vis Vires Infinitus” (2015), “New Dawn” (2004, Mastervox Records), and “Hwainoo” (2008, Mastervox Records).

The premise behind “Virtuality” is an introduction of a storyline of four gamers getting stuck in a virtual reality game in a near-future setting. Each vocalist guest has their own, distinctive role in the story and drummer Matti Auerkallio sings the role of the villain (clean & crunch). The story album is backed up with lots of background vocals, sound effects and a “narrator”/system voice synthesized with Amazon’s Alexa.

The album introduces the best parts of power and progressive metal combined, including easier up-tempo songs, but also long, progressive mid-tempo tracks. The songs take influence from such bands as Stratovarius, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Rainbow. Especially on tracks ‘Digital Tower’ and ‘Ghost of Yesterday’ where influences from Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore are easily heard.

The band adds:
“Virtuality’ keeps Ultimatium moving towards more progressive atmospheres without completely forgetting the roots of the band. Packed with five amazing lead vocalists, a unique storyline about the virtual world, and the dangers of sharing everything in social media, along with up-tempo power metal songs combined with darker elements. The full length is a dramatic experience that should be listened from the first track to the last and will be a must-listen for all theme album enthusiasts.”

Sep 302020
 

Finland prog power quintet Ultimatium unleashed new single ‘The Seer’ taken from new album “Virtuality” coming out in November.

Featuring singer Emily Leone from Lost In Grey“The Seer” is the first single off “Virtuality” an epic theme album keeps Ultimatium moving towards more progressive atmospheres without completely forgetting the roots of the band.

Packed with five amazing lead vocalists, Peter James Goodman (Conquest, ex-Virtuocity), Jukka Nummi (ex-Myon), Emily Leone, Tomi Viiltola (ex-Dreamtale, Perpetual Rage, Viilto) and Matti Auerkallio (Katra, Manzana, SoulFallen), a unique storyline about the virtual world, and the dangers of sharing everything in social media, along with up-tempo power metal songs combined with darker elements.

Ultimatium‘s mastermind Matti Pulkkinen comments new song:

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Sep 112020
 

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Finland progpower quintet Ultimatium for the release of their upcoming album “Virtuality” due out on November 27th, 2020.

Ultimatium was birthed out the deep forests of Suomussalmi, Finland. Their 4th studio full length “Virtuality” follows their independently released “Vis Vires Infinitus” (2015), “New Dawn” (2004, Mastervox Records), and “Hwainoo” (2008, Mastervox Records).

The premise behind “Virtuality” is an introduction of a storyline of four gamers getting stuck in a virtual reality game in a near-future setting. Each vocalist guest has their own, distinctive role in the story and drummer Matti Auerkallio sings the role of the villain (clean & crunch). The story album is backed up with lots of background vocals, sound effects and a “narrator”/system voice synthesized with Amazon’s Alexa.

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