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++ 2004-08-08

Divinity merchandise available

We've got finally Divinity merchandise items! You can find brand new high-quality Divinity t-shirts (three sizes) and of course the latest album for sale on the merchandise section. Also, a brand new three-pack of shirts is now available - not to be found anywhere else! And finally, we're selling the rest of the Invitation shirts for as low price as 14 €.

++ 2004-08-04

Divinity released in Japan

Divinity is also officially released in Japan, by Marquee/Avalon. The Japanese release includes an exclusive bonus track, "Stranger" (Cacophony cover). The bonus track is not the same version as on the Warmth In The Wilderness Vol. II - A Tribute To Jason Becker album, but a new one with Taage on vocals, not to be found on anywhere else! The Japanese version can be ordered from example via CDJapan.

++ 2004-05-24

Divinity is released

Divinity is now officially released! The first edition includes an exclusive bonus track so grab it while you can!

++ 2004-04-19

Online single and sound samples released

The first MP3 online single from the forthcoming album Divinity is now released. Download Will To Live (full song) by clicking here. Also, samples from three other songs are now online:

++ 2004-04-10

New addition to Altaria family!

Happy news from the Altaria camp! The singer Taage is now a proud father of a newborn baby girl, born on 4th of April, 2004. The baby and the family are doing well.

First review of Divinity now online!

The first online review of Divinity is now released at's website. Short summary quoted from the review: "I know you’ll still have to wait several weeks before it’s released, but when May 24 is reached, you will be able to purchase one of the best melodic metal releases of this year, which has already offered so many quality releases so far." (©: RockReport). Keep in mind, that the limited edition has one exclusive bonus track - be ready to catch the album (of the year?) on May 24th before it's too late!


  • Scandinavia: Sound Pollution
  • Germany: Soulfood
  • France: Season Of Mist
  • Austria: Edel
  • BeNeLux: Bertus
  • England: Cadiz
  • Greece: Cosmic Storm
  • Italy: Audio Globe
  • Poland: Metal Mind Records
  • Portugal: Mastertrax
  • Spain: Mastertrax
  • Switzerland: Musikvertrieb

Samples from the forthcoming album will be online soon. The release date is May 24th, 2004 in Europe. Release date in the other countries: TBA.

++ 2004-03-13

Divinity mixed and mastered

Divinity is now ready, mixed and mastered. The final touch for the album was mastering at the Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila (Stratovarius, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica etc). The release date is May 24th, 2004 via Metal Heaven. In other news, Joacim Cans had to do a last-minute cancellation of recording his vocals for the bonus track. Joacim had an infection in his throat so he was forced to cancel. Luckily Altaria was able to obtain another great vocalist for a really short notification time. Andy Engberg (Lion's Share, Section A) gave a helping hand and performed the vocals just prior of mixing the album.

++ 2004-02-19

Divinity cover and guest singer revealed!

Cover image of ALTARIA: Divinity (2004)The cover art and the track list of Divinity is now revealed! The cover art is made by Jason Juta, Divinity will be released on May 24th, 2004 and it will include 12 songs plus one bonus track for the first edition. Lead vocals for the bonus track are performed by Joacim Cans (HammerFall). The bonus track appears in the first, strictly limited edition of Divinity, released in a extremely good-looking digipak package! Once the first edition is sold out, there will be no further chances to get the bonus track - be sure to buy the album before the limited edition is completely sold out. Track listing for Divinity:

  1. Unchain The Rain
  2. Will To Live
  3. Prophet Of Pestilence
  4. Darkened Highlight
  5. Discovery
  6. Falling Again
  7. Divine
  8. Haven
  9. Try To Remember
  10. Stain On The Switchblade
  11. Enemy
  12. Final Warning
  13. Balls To The Wall (bonus track)

++ 2004-02-17

Divinity tracklist

The mixing of "Divinity" has started at Tico Tico Studio. After the mixing is done, the album will be mastered by Mika Jussila at the famous Finnvox Studios. Divinity will include 12 brand new Altaria songs (plus one bonus track for the limited edition digipak): Prophet Of Pestilence, Final Warning, Try To Remember, Haven, Stain On The Switchblade, Darkened Highlight, Falling Again, Unchain The Rain, Enemy, Divine, Will To Live, Discovery and Balls To The Wall (Accept cover, limited edition bonus track).

++ 2004-02-03

Divinity - news from the studio

Altaria is at the moment working hard in the studio to get everything ready till the end of next week. Altaria will start mixing the new album "Divinity" at Tico Tico Studio (Sonata Arctica, Sentenced, For My Pain etc.) on February 16th. The release of the album is scheduled for late May on Metal Heaven. The first limited edition will be available as digi-pack including one bonus track - a cover version of ACCEPT's classic "Balls To The Wall". A high profiled 'guest singer' for this track will be announced soon!

++ 2004-01-21

Updates has encountered lots of minor updates today (news, links, contact information, band history etc). Enjoy the fresh information.

Altaria-logo kännykkään

(Information concerning only the Finnish people):

Haluatko Altaria-logon kännykkääsi? Lähetä tekstiviesti "4WLOGO user-202180" (ilman lainausmerkkejä) numeroon 173323 ja saat puhelimeesi hienon Altaria-logon (hinta 0,95€). Palvelu toimii ainakin yleisimpien Nokian matkapuhelimien kanssa. Logo on ulkopuolisen tahon toteuttama.

Muistakaa myös tämän viikon keikat: keskiviikkona Hellä (Tampere), torstaina Urban Tale lämmittää lauteet Tavastialla (Helsinki), perjantaina Altaria esiintyy Hullussa Pullossa (Vaasa) ja lauantaina talven viimeinen keikka Loopissa (Oulu)! Turun keikasta on jo arviokin Sue-lehden nettisivuilla.

++ 2004-01-08

Emppu leaves the band

Emppu is no longer playing in Altaria. He parted ways with the band by mutual agreement. Departure was made with no hard feelings. This line-up change does not affect the recordings of Divinity. Altaria will continue as four-piece, but there will be a second guitarist added for the forthcoming live shows. Petri Aho, who has played together with Marko and Tony in Blindside for many years, will be handling the guitar duties together with Jani.

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