RED ALERT IN THE BLUE FOREST

Red Alert In The Blue Forest Cover
  1. Day of Reckoning 
  2. Blue Forest
  3. The Promise
  4. All of a Sudden, You’re Gone
  5. Peace Patrol
  6. Pirates of the Raseborgian
  7. Anil
  8. Elbowed
  9. Northern Lights
  10. Söderskär
  11. Disappear There

Release date: 18th March 2022

Credits:

Music and lyrics by Von Hertzen Brothers

Arranged by Von Hertzen Brothers with:
James Spectrum (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11)
Samuli Kosminen (4, 7 and 10)
Sami Kuoppamäki (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9) and
Robert Engstrand (1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 produced by James Spectrum and Von Hertzen Brothers
7 and 10 produced by Samuli Kosminen and Von Hertzen Brothers
4, 6, 8, 9 and 11 mixed by James Spectrum
7 and 10 mixed by Samuli Kosminen
1 and 5 mixed by James Spectrum and Ilkka Herkman
2 and 3 mixed by James Spectrum and Jussi Jaakonaho
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
Cover art, graphic design, and photography by Rami Mursula

All instruments, vocals, voices, and programming by Von Hertzen Brothers, except:

Robert Engstrand – grand piano, piano, and various keyboards on 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9
Sami Kuoppamäki – drums and percussion on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9

With guests:

Mikko Helenius – pump organ and church organ on 11
Samuli Kosminen – various instruments and programming on 7 and 10
Pekko Käppi – jouhikko on 3
Unto K. Laine – recordings of auroral sounds on 9
Max Lilja – halldorophone on 3, cello on 4 and 8
Markus Pajakkala – tenor saxophone solo on 5, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone on 8 and 9, flute on 11
Klaara Pyrhönen – violin on 4, 7, 8 and 11
Jarmo Saari – theremin on 6 and additional keyboards on 7
Janne Toivonen – trumpet on 4, 8 and 9
Tero Toivonen – french horn on 4, 9 and 11, mellophone on 8
Juho Viljanen – trombone on 4, 8 and 9

2001
Experience

Experience

2001

SINGLES

Immortal Life, Devil of a Girl
2006

Approach

2006

SINGLES

Kiss a Wish, Let Thy Will Be Done (Promo), Disciple Of The Sun, In Your Arms
2006

EMMA AWARD - BEST ROCK ALBUM

Approach wins Finnish Grammy equivalent
2008

Love Remains The Same

2008

SINGLES

In The End, Freedom Fighter, Faded Photographs
2011

Stars Aligned

2010 - 2011

SINGLES

Miracle, Angels' Eyes, Gloria, Always Been Right
2011

OUR FIRST BOOK

VHB In Close Up - a photo book by Denis Vinokur was released
2012

The Best of

2013

PROG AWARD - ANTHEM WINNER

Flowers and Rust, the first single from Nine Lives, wins the "Anthem" award at the 2013 Progressive Music Awards
March 2013

RADIO NOVA SESSION

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen - this song was also officially released on our 'Coming Home EP'
2013

Nine Lives

2013

SINGLES

Flowers and Rust, Insomniac, Coming Home
2014

OFF THE RECORD

We record an acoustic session from the road on our way to Ruisrock Festival - watch on Youtube
2015

New Day Rising

2015

SINGLES

New Day Rising, Hold Me Up, Sunday Child
2017

War Is Over

2017 - 2018

SINGLES

The Arsonist, Long Lost Sailor, War Is Over, To The End of the World, Jerusalem
2022

Red Alert in the Blue Forest

2022

SINGLES

All of a Sudden, You're Gone
2022

OMVF AWARD - DOUBLE WIN

The video for All of a Sudden You're Gone wins Best Cinematography and the People's Vote at the Finnish Music Video Contest
2022

THE BLUE FOREST

Our partnership with The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation saves 50 Hectares / 123 Acres of forest
Empty Date

BEST ALBUMS OF 2022

Red Alert In The Blue Forest is #3 in PROG Mag's Best Albums of 2022, and #15 in Classic Rock
2024

LIVE AT TAVASTIA

2024
Markus Pajakkala joins VHB

VHB MK5

Markus Pajakkala joins VHB