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1. MOTHER'S VOICE IS CALLING
2. AS THE SKY BURSTS ASUNDER
3. FEAST OF FIRE
4. ONLY BRAVERY
5. ÄIO
6. RAGE-TAINTED
7. UNTIL I ARRIVE AT HOME, I’M ON A DISTANT ROAD
8. OF POWER AND MIGHT
9. MY HOME
10. COME NOW MY KINDRED
11. OLD BUFFOON
12. CHAPEL BOORS
13. BLOOD-ICE
14. MIGHT
  Äio
 
Äio is the essence of sleep. Sleep is the brother of death. Äio gives people sleep to rest from daily troubles, lets the soul free and allows it to soar. Sleep makes the aching body and soul strong again.

Markus - vocals, guitars, lokulaud
Lauri - torupill, flutes, kannel, ängipill, mouth harp, acoustic guitars, vocals
Kuriraivo - bass, bass mandolin, shrieking and screaming
Atso - drums, stink drum, vocals

All music and lyrics written, arranged and produced by Metsatöll.

Drums recorded by Mikko Karmila in Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, in July 2009.

Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Kristo Kotkas in Sinusoid studios, Tallinn, in August and September 2009.

“Until I Arrive At Home, I’m On A Distant Road” and all of Lauri’s instruments and vocals recorded by Lauri “What To Drink?” Liivak in Forwards StudioS, TARTU, in September 2009.

“Mother’s Voice Is Calling” was recorded in Hargla, Valga county, on Midsummer’s Day, 2009.
The Estonian National Male Choir was recorded by Kristo Kotkas in Rock Café, Tallinn, in September 2009. Sung by Mati Valdaru, Jaan Krivel, Lembit Tolga, Arvo Aun, Erkki Targo, Olev Koit, Rene Keldo, Margus Vaht, Meelis Hainsoo, Mait Männik, Peeter Hillep, Olari Viikholm, Andres Alamaa, Rasmus Erismaa, Geir Luht and Aare Kruusimäe.
Arranged by Tauno Aints.
Conducted by Andrus Siimon.

“Äio” was MIXED by Mikko Karmila in Finnvox StudioS, Heslinki, in November 2009.
The album was mastered by Mika Jussila in Finnvox StudioS, Helsinki, in November 2009.

Front cover: Jüri Arrak “A Figure with a Figure“. 1999. Oil on masonite. Private collection.

Designed by Kristjan ”Luix“ Luiga.

Photography by Kristjan Lepp.

Lyrics translated into English by Silver “Factor” Rattasepp.

“Humala” font by Mart Anderson.

Atso plays Mapex drums and Paiste cymbals.

“Äio’s” helping hands: Sami Tenetz, Hannu Lehtonen, Tarvo Valm, Sven Varkel, Toomas Paidra, Vello Kuura, Arvi Redi, Laura Künnap, Harmo Kallaste, Kristo Rajasaare, Alari Piispea, Gunnar Viese, Mart Kalvet, Mari Peterson.

Metsatöll gives their thanks to all their beloved ones who are still waiting for the Tölls at home. Thank you for your patience and care. Our dongs are always with you.

A big thank you goes out to all our friends, our blood brothers and sisters, our parents and siblings, and other merry fellows who help us keep our wits about. May you have as much support in life from us as we have had from you.
http://www.metsatoll.ee
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Band: metsatoll@metsatoll.ee
Booking: booking@metsatoll.ee, 372 5690 6662 (EST/FIN/ENG/RUS)