This is awesome!!! I didn't expect a new release from Cain's Offering, the 1st one was great: "Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second CAINS OFFERING studio album entitled Stormcrow on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America. Cain's Offering is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, founding member of one of Finland's biggest musical exports, Sonata Arctica. Drawing its musical influence from both the classic Hard Rock scene, fast-paced European Power Metal and a very modern Heavy Metal sound, CAINS OFFERING is, just as expected, another perfect example of today's incredible Finnish music scene. Joining Jani on the bands sophomore release, coming after 2009s acclaimed debut Gather the Faithful, are Stratovarius vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson, plus Jonas Kuhlberg on bass and Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (Paul Di'Anno) on drums. I was approached about doing this second Cains Offering album already a few years ago explains Jani, but back then I was way too busy with other projects to even consider taking the time to write an album worth of material, but last year when I was approached about it again I thought that the time might be right and felt like I could really focus all my energy on the album. Jani continues I think musically the new album is a bit more focused and coherent. Gather The Faithful was the first album where I wrote all the music and lyrics by myself, and in retrospect maybe I was a bit too ambitious, trying to prove that I can actually write really good, complex songs. Its been six years since the first one and I think that I have matured as a writer, not trying to prove anything anymore, just trying to write the best possible material. Its still very much vocal and melody orientated writing, since to me the melody is always the king, but I did try to keep things a bit more simple this time. Although I think Timo would still say some of the vocal melodies are quite complex! Stormcrow is a tour-de-force of who's-who in the Finnish heavy metal scene, and yes, this does sound like a dream come true for all fans of melodic Heavy Metal. And guess what - the final result is going to blow you away as this album melts the best of SONATA ARCTICA and STRATOVARIUS together in a new, exciting and powerful sound! Stormcrow tracklisting: 1. Stormcrow 2. The Best Of Times 3. A Night To Forget 4. I Will Build You a Rome 5. Too Tired To Run 6. Constellation Of Tears 7. Antemortem 8. My Heart Beats For No One 9. I Am Legion 10. Rising Sun 11. On The Shore An album trailer can be enjoyed here: Musicians: Timo Kotipelto: Lead Vocals Jani Liimatainen: Guitars Jonas Kuhlberg: Bass Jani Hurula: Drums Jens Johansson: Keyboards"