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2nd of May, 2007: Maplesnow debut album recordings finished

Maplesnow has finished the recordings for their debut album, titled Shrapnel Soul. The music will be guaranteed Maplesnow style, but the album entity gives room for some surprises as well. Shrapnel Soul was produced, recorded and mixed again by the Matara's trusted man Jussi Järvenpää. The precise release date is still undecided, as Matara Music is looking for co-operators for distribution and marketing.

Maplesnow has also renewed their website and opened a Myspace site. As a warm up for the upcoming album, there is a re-recorded version of an old gig booster Gravity available for free download on the band website. Gravity won't be featured on the album. Everybody download!

5th of June, 2006: The Game available in Mp3-format!

Verenn's recently released debut album the Game is available for download in MP3-format for a consumer-friendly price of only 5 euros.

The digital distribution works via With their price policy, Matara Music wishes to make the legal downloading of music simple and more attractive to music consumers.

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19th of May, 2006: The Game has been released

Matara Music has released Verenn's debut album The Game. The release was celebrated privately in Tampere.

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31st of March, 2006: No Trace, No Sound

Finnish rock band Verenn has released a promotional single No Trace, No Sound. The single is a strong sample from the debut album The Game (to be released in Finland 19th of May)..

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7th of March, 2006: Verenn's debut album The Game is ready

Verenn has finished the recordings of their kick-ass debut album titled The Game. The album is scheduled for release on May 19th. The first single No Trace, No Sound will be released on March 31st.

With the album release, Verenn will hit the live venues as well. At the moment they are training with rock solid musicians who will form the live band. Verenn also wishes to inform that Jaakko Järvenpää has decided to leave the band for personal reasons.

1st of February, 2006: The video "Destination Changed" with Verenn's Awake awarded the world's most innovative free ski video!

The unique free ski video Destination Changed, produced by two Finnish extreme enthusiasts, won "The Most Innovative Approach" category in Vast Awards, the world's biggest ski video competition. This means worldwide attention for Verenn, whose song Awake forms the soundtrack for the video!


9th of September, 2005: Maplesnow's long-waited Deepest Dive EP released on Friday!

Matara Music releases three autumn-scented rock songs by Maplesnow. The beautiful cardboard-packed EP stirs up the expectations for the upcoming gigs as well as for the debut album, which is to be released next year!

Also available: the new band photos of Maplesnow, produced by the Finnish advertising agency SSC International.

Check out the band's website ( for sound clips and order the fantastic Deepest Dive EP via Matara Music!

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12th of August, 2005: Verenn’s debut EP AWAKE awakes interest around Europe

Modern guitar rock band Verenn released their debut EP titled Awake in June. In short time the release has gathered a great deal of attention around Europe: Awake starts its sixth week in heavy rotation on the British radio station Total Rock, and also the German radios Burn FM and Net Radio One have added the song to their playlists. In addition, the EP has received positive reviews and feedback on Internet music sites, both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe.

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4th of August, 2005: Awake reaches hundreds of thousands listeners!

The awesome free ski video Destination Changed, with Verenn's Awake as its soundtrack, has gained success that goes beyond all expectations. The video has already been downloaded onto nearly 25 000 computers all over the world, but even that is not all: the video made it among the 20 finalists of the international contest Vast Awards!

This means that Destination Changed and Awake will be released on a DVD, 300 000 copies of which will be distributed by nine of the biggest skiing magazines in the world!


9th of July, 2005: Awake playing in radio Total Rock (UK)

Awake made it to the A-playlist in British rock and metal radio station Total Rock.


8th of July, 2005: Awake playing in Radio YleX (FIN)

Go cast your vote for Verenn here to make sure you keep hearing decent rock in Finnish radio!


17th of June, 2005: Awake has been released!

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17th of June, 2005: Matara Music bands in extreme skiing video

Matara Music is solely responsible for the soundtrack of an awesome skiing/diving video Destination Changed. While a Maplesnow song Sparrow plays subtly in the background during the intro and the credits, Verenn's Awake whips up the pace throughout the crazy scenes where Finnish free ski divers (!) ski on the dunes of Sahara and in the bottom of the Red Sea, doing rails in shipwrecks etc.!

Destination Changed is quickly becoming an underground success story: during the first two weeks since its internet release, the video gained nearly 10 000 downloads worldwide! It also participates in the world's largest ski video contest, Vast Awards. The 20 best participants will be gathered on a DVD, 300 000 copies of which will be distributed internationally. So Verenn
might get well heard by hundreds of thousands free ski enthusiasts in the near future!

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23rd of May, 2005: Verenn releases its first EP Awake

The very first Matara Music release, Awake EP by Verenn, sees daylight on Friday 17th of June. The EP contains three tough tracks: Awake, Pilot and Nobody Wins.

The songs have already received some interest on European web forums. You can order this great debut release via Matara Music! Details for ordering to be announced later.


23rd of May, 2005: Maplesnow in the studio

Maplesnow has started the recordings of the EP coming out later this year. The drums were recorded in the middle of May, and in June the band will embrace the isolation of the studio and finish with other instruments and vocals.

The upcoming songs capture the essence of Maplesnow, familiar from their live gigs: the originality, roughness and kick-ass groove match with bold and touching lyrics.


23rd of May, 2005: Matara Music launched

The Finnish rock scene gets a new actor as the indie label Matara Music sets off. In the first phase there will be two guitar rock bands recording for the company: Maplesnow and Verenn.

This idealistic music collective plans to make its special Matara spirit familiar to all true rock lovers!

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