NORTHERN KINGS — the Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians (Jarkko Ahola [TERÄSBETONI], Marco Hietala [TAROT, NIGHTWISH], Tony Kakko [SONATA ARCTICA], Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto [CHARON]) — played its first-ever full-length show last night (Wednesday, August 18) at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland.
NORTHERN KINGS' backing musicians at the Tavastia gig were as follows:
Erkka Korhonen (ARI KOIVUNEN) - Guitars
Erkki Silvennoinen (ARI KOIVUNEN) - Bass
Vili Ollila (ARI KOIVUNEN) - Keyboards
Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN) - Drums
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below.
"Rethroned", the second album from NORTHERN KINGS, was released in Japan in February 2009 via Warner Music Japan. The Japanese version of the CD included a bonus track — a cover of MICHAEL JACKSON's "They Don't Care About Us".
"Rethroned" came out in Finland on November 19, 2008 via Warner Music Finland. Like its predecessor, the CD contained metal arrangements of pop and rock classics, including "Wanted Dead Or Alive" from BON JOVI, "Kiss From A Rose" from SEAL, "A View To A Kill" from DURAN DURAN and "Nothing Compares 2 U" from SINEAD O'CONNOR.
NORTHERN KINGS' debut album, "Reborn", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies.
"A View To A Kill" (DURAN DURAN)
"Take On Me" (A-HA)
"I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight" (CUTTING CREW)
"Hello" (LIONEL RICHIE)
"Don't Stop Believin'" (JOURNEY)
"Brothers in Arms" (DIRE STRAITS)
"Killer" (ADAMSKI feat. Seal)
"Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend" (THIN LIZZY)
"We Don't Need Another Hero" (TINA TURNER)
(Thanks: Melica / Night Elves)