by MythofRock

Waltari, the diverse rock/metal band from Helsinki (Finland), which has made unique and distinctive music since the late 80s (their first release was a self-titled EP back in 1988), is celebrating the anniversary of its defining album, “Monk-Punk”, with the release of the “3rd Decade – Anniversary Edition” anniversary album. It consists of re-recorded songs from their previously released albums (as well as remixes & new track), featuring several guest musicians with whom they collaborated for this special release. Here you can read the band’s official statement:  “Dear fans and friends, we’ve news: New album that includes our biggest hits re-recorded with many guests out on November 26th, 2021! For Waltari, this space has always been music – galaxies of sound beyond tropes and trends – and in 2021, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their very first space journey in true style. This means that even though a best-of compilation might be in order on such an occasion, we weren’t ourselves if we hadn’t cooked up something special. We noticed that 30 years have passed since Monk-Punk – and here new are, with a specialty, honoring this anniversary. We revisited material from all creative phases, choosing some of our finest songs (plus one new track) to give them an overhaul with the help of like-minded musicians from every stripe. Be it Sami yoik duo Angelit or electro hip hop stars Bomfunk MC, German industrial pioneer Jürgen Engler from Die Krupps or other countrymen of ours such as former Nightwish bass player and vocalist Marko Hietala, humppa legends Eläkeläiset official as well as Korpiklaani front man Jonne, The 69 Eyes singer Jyrki, German crossover newcomers April Art, Mr. Lordi himself and his band plus members from Skyclad, Amberian Dawn, Hanoi Rocks, Negative and Beast In Black. On Nov 26th this fall the time will have come for this fine piece to hit streets, until then we’ll have to stay patient, however, we already can promise some upfront singles to come sooner (bear with us until early October for the first one!) and surely more news to be shared shortly!”.


01. Waltari feat. Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps) – Merry Go Round
02. Waltari feat. Marko Hietala (ex-Nightwish) – Below Zero 2021
03. Waltari & Bomfunk MC’s – Skyline (remix)
04. Waltari & Eläkeläiset – Ehtoopuolella
05. Waltari feat. Kevin Ridley (Skyclad) & Youth Choirs Sykkii and n.u.k.u – So Fine 2021
06. Waltari & Angelit – Step Outside
07. Waltari feat. Jonne Järvelä (Korpiklaani) & Jyrki 69 (The 69 Eyes) – In The Cradle 2021
08. Waltari feat. Niki (Barb-Q-Barbies) – Misty Man 2021
09. Waltari & Lordi – Lights On 2021
10. Waltari feat. Tampere All Stars – The Stage 2021
11. Waltari feat. April Art – Helsinki 2021


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