First gig with Amorphis (Laukaa)

We had an amazing night playing with Amorphis at Peurunka Areena last Thursday and are already pumped to get back on stage with them at the end of the month. Here is a shot Santeri took from the stage:

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Neural DSP / Darkglass Electronics

We did a session with Neural DSP and Darkglass Electronics testing out Neural's excellent new Fortin Nameless suite over the summer. The plugin is a beast and it is by far the best digital amp sim we have ever used.

It's the first live recording session we have done and we learned a lot in the process. Massive thanks to the folks at Neural DSP, Darkglass Electronics and Sonic Pump Studios for putting the session together!

Support tour with Amorphis announced

Earlier today, Amorphis officially announced that we will be playing some shows with them in Finland towards the end of the year; we can't wait to hit the road with the band in November! Full details are in the image below:

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Pictures from Summer Breeze

Here are some great shots from our recent outing to Germany for Summer Breeze Open Air; click on the image to cycle through the gallery.

 Thank you to Toni for the great images - you can check out more of his photography here.

German Tour Dates

We are heading over to Germany in under two weeks and will be playing the following shows:

AUG 15-17 - SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR - DINKELSBÜHL, DE

AUG 18 - BACKSTAGE - MÜNCHEN, DE

AUG 19 - PITCHER - DUSSELDORF, DE

 

New Finland Gig Confirmed

Wheel have been confirmed to play at the Ace Corner Rock! Festival in Lahti at the end of July; full details are on the Gigs page.

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The Path EP (Vinyl) now available in online store

There were a limited number of The Path EP vinyls made, (most have been sold already) and the remaining copies are now available to order. Follow the link in the navigation to our store if you want to own this piece of Wheel's history.

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Online Store Up and Running

CD copies of The Divide EP are available to order now from our online store, (linked in the navigation bar). There are only a limited number available so be sure to order soon to avoid disappointment!

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Please Video Released

Our new music video for 'Please' from the upcoming 'The Divide EP' is out now; watch it here:

Count Down to The Divide EP

There is just over a month left until The Divide EP drops.. For a teaser, check out the promo video:

James's New Guitar

Juha of Ruokangas Guitars has been a long-standing supporter of Wheel and is currently building a guitar for James. It looks awesome in the progress pics and we can't wait to see and hear it when it is finished!

Partnership with EAT MUSIC

After a start to the year that has already been full of exciting new opportunities, Wheel are happy to announce a partnership with our new booking agency, EAT MUSIC. We are looking forward to working closely with them in the future and to many more live shows.

The Divide EP coming 01.06.2018

After a long wait, we are finally ready to announce the release of 'The Divide EP'. It is bigger, better and more ambitious than our previous release and the production has been much more collaborative; we are really happy with how it has turned out. It will be available on all platforms on 01.06.2018

In the meantime, why don’t you follow us on Spotify?
Wheel.lnk.to/SpotifyFA

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New Guitarist

Wheel had a major change earlier this year in January when Saku Mattila decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. We are truly sorry to see him go as he has been amazing to work with both on and off the stage; we remain on great terms with him socially and look forward to following him in his future career. From all of us, thank you Saku for everything you did and we wish you all the best for the future.
 

Despite this drastic change and after several difficult months, we are finally ready to move forward. As of one month ago, we have recruited the wonderfully talented Roni Seppänen and have been working with him closely, both in the rehearsal room and on some new material. We have already come up with some great new ideas and are looking forward to playing at Summer Breeze with him in August.

 

TLDR: life is short and things change but Wheel continues!

Wheel to play three shows in the UK this November

Wheel are very happy to announce their first gigs in the UK which will be happening this November.

They will be playing three dates, in London, North Wales and Nottingham respectively; details are below:

16.11. London (Thousand Island)
17.11. HRH Prog
18.11. Nottingham (Rock City)

For tickets to the London and Nottingham shows, use the following link:

http://www.alttickets.com/wheel-tickets

And for anyone who wants tickets to the HRH Prog festival, use this one:

https://www.hrhprog.com/tickets.html

See you in a few weeks UK!

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Special One-Off Helsinki Performance on 28.5

Wheel are happy to announce that they will be performing a short set at G Live Lab Helsinki on Sunday 28.5 as part of an event hosted by Ruokangas Guitars, Kumu Drums and Mad Professor Amplifiers and Pedals.

Check out the Facebook Event page here

and here is a link to the venue's website

 

We hope to see you down there and if you want to hear some of Wheel's favourite music to keep you busy until then, check out our new Spotify playlist which will be updated with new songs every week