TAROT is not only a card game, but also a long time running Heavy Metal band from Finland. The band was founded in the early eighties (!) by the Hietala brothers, Marco and Zachary. The first album "Spell Of Iron" was finally released in 1986. Much later Marco became famous as a member of SINERGY and of course NIGHTWISH, but he never abandoned his "baby band“. From time to time with some breaks, for obvious reasons, TAROT have released great albums which have made them a great addition to the metal scene.
In 2007 Tarot signed a contract with Nuclear Blast and released the
highly anticipated album “Crows Fly Black”.. The first single “You” entered the Finish charts on position # 1.
One Year later in 2008 after several tours they released their first Live DVD ever. “Live Undead Indeed” also entered the Finish DVD Charts on position # 1.
Now in 2010, TAROT is back in business. The hairy dudes from the town of Kuopio, county of Savo, Finland have again come up with a bunch of songs, which you will be able to hear on their eighth studioalbum titled “Gravity Of Light”.
Most of the demo work for this album was done in August and September 2009 by Marco Hietala, Zachary Hietala and Janne Tolsa, the main writers of the band. The actual recordings for the album started immediately after that in November 2009. Mixing has been done by Janne and Mikko Tegelman and the mastering by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios in January and February 2010.
The album feels like meeting an old friend. Some things are the same, but your friend has gained weight. He shows new scars, and tattoos. The beard is longer and he projects a meaner and faster temper. At the same time there´s still a big heart at the center. The blood might rush to your head when your friend takes you to a weightless sauna orbiting the sun. When you hear “Gravity Of Light” you will believe.
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH
Release Dates: 23.04.2010
01. Satan Is Dead 4:14
02. Hell Knows 6:04
03. Rise! 4:30
04. The Pilot Of All Dreams 3:42
05. Magic And Technology 5:50
06. Calling Down The Rain 4:11
07. Caught In The Deadlights 4:42
08. I Walk Forever 4:50
09. Sleep In The Dark 4:46
10. Gone 7:07