SHAMLESS SELF PROMOTION: TURISAS FRONT MAN WARLORD NYGARD COMMENTS ON UPCOMING PAGANFEST AMERICA TOURI saw Beowulf in 3D this weekend – it sucked. Didn’t even scratch my itch for getting drunk and fucking wenches and killing things. Nope, not one bit. The boobies were all CG and shit and even though I dig the ancient poem, the movie seemed to reduce the story’s complexities to something along the lines of “Use a jimmy hat, and if you don’t, be sure and pay your fuckin’ child support so that bastard don’t come a-callin’ later.”

Lucky for me, then, that in April Turisas will finally come to North America as part of the Paganfest America tour, so I can get my fill of rousing sword play and manly sing-alongs then. And even though I was a little disappointed to learn that Turisas vocalist Warlord Nygard (pictured above right, skull fucking an enemy with his mighty steel) can actually speak in full sentences and doesn’t communicate exclusively via grunt, I was glad to read his statement regarding the tour:

“After years of talks about a North American tour and fans begging us to cross the big pond it is finally happening. We are looking forward to taking the new continent by storm together with our good friends Ensiferum and being backed up by two of the rising names in the scene, Tyr and Eluveitie. It is clear that the strength of this tour is not only in the individual bands playing, but the whole package. This is to be the ultimate tour of the year for any Pagan/Battle Metal fan, so brothers and sisters of Vinland; we will except no excuses – see you in the front row!”

MetalSucks is co-sponsoring this tour, so that means we’re excited and you should get used to hearing about ’round these parts. Check back for more updates, or go to the Paganfest America MySpace page. Already announced dates are after the jump, but expect more real soon.

Apr. 25 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Apr. 26 – Montreal, QC – Medley
Apr. 27 – Worcester, MA – Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Fest)
Apr. 28 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Apr. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
May 05 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
May 10 – Orange County, CA – California Metalfest
May 15 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
May 16 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit


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