|| What happens when Estonian ethnic metal band
Metsatöll, internationally acclaimed composer Veljo Tormis (ECM
and Alba Records) and Grammy awarded Estonian National Male Choir
get together? That becomes "Curse Upon Iron" - a massive
live spectacle as well as an album & DVD.
CURSE UPON IRON is undoubtedly one of the better known works in
Estonian choral music. Already in it's original form, it contains
all the primary characteristics of this particular project: shamanic
chants, rhymes borrowed from Kalevala, the primeval power of runo-singing.
To this we add some increasingly popular ethno-rockers and the 54
trained voices of the Grammy Awarded only full-time professional
male choir in the world. The works of the world-renowned composer
emeritus Veljo Tormis and those of Metsatöll are manipulated
without prejudice by Tauno Aints, whose background is revealed by
the names of his bands - Speculative Rokenroll Band and Genialisted.
However, the young man also has a cum laude in the field of composition,
so both sides of the music are treated equally and are fused into
a whole. Metsatöll becomes grand choral music, Veljo Tormis
turns into rock.