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Below is our complete Betraeus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Gama Bomb Added To Bloodstock Lineup

There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:

“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"

The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.

British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”

The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Betraeus Releases New Lyric Video

U.K. death metal act Betraeus has posted a lyric video for the brand new track "Rises" through Terrorizer magazine's website. Check out the clip here or in the player below.

The track is also available to download from Facebook in exchange for a "Like" at this location. You can also catch Betraeus this week supporting Scar Symetry and Xerath on tour. The dates are as follows:

09 May - Academy 2 - Islington
10 May - Moho - Manchester
11 May - Academy 2 - Bristol More...

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Betraeus Announces New Tour Dates

Fast rising death metallers Betraeus have announced they will join Xerath as support for metal titans Scar Symmetry on the U.K. leg of their tour. This continues the band’s busy tour schedule following a headliner of Ireland and a recent slot supporting death metal masters Decapitated.

Betraeus frontman Chris Sykes comments:

"We're absolutely ecstatic to be touring alongside Scar Symmetry and Xerath, We're fans of both bands and you can safely say the shows will be a real mixed night of modern metal. Make sure you get down to one of the dates!"

The upcoming Betraeus tour dates are as follows:

18 March – Purple Turtle, Camden, London

Molten Magazine sponsored headliner in Ireland, with support from Spires

22 March - The Blind Pig - Limerick
23 March - The Pint - Dublin
24 March - The Limelight - Belfast

Supporting Xerath and Scar Symmetry

09 May - Academy 2 - Islington
10 May - Moho - Manchester
11 May - Academy 2 - Bristol

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Betraeus Announces Irish Shows

2011 was a big year for Betraeus, with a Download Festival appearance, releasing the "Towards the Sun" EP on Siege of Amida Records, and embarking on a debut UK tour. With no intention of slowing, the Manchester prog-metallers are ready to take on 2012 and have set their sights on the rest of the world. First stop – Ireland!

Betraeus will play three shows across the country with Spires in support, and Ireland’s rock mag, Molten Magazine, are joining them for the ride as official media sponsors. Check them out on the following dates:

22 March - The Blind Pig - Limerick
23 March - The Pint - Dublin
24 March - The Limelight - Belfast

The following press release was also issued about the band: More...

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Betraeus Posts "Towards The Sun" Video

Betraeus has posted a music video online for the title track off the new release "Towards the Sun," which was filmed in an underground garage in the heart of Manchester, England, and helmed by director and producer Tom Bohan (Xerath, The Hollow Earth Theory). A press release about the video stated:

"The video showcases the band's superb technical playing ability and song-writing skills. The track is about creators of life in a parallel existence returning to Earth and being disgusted by what they see. These creators try to reason with the humans who they feel are infesting their creation, but to no avail, causing them to destroy what they created in sheer anger."

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Betraeus Streaming New EP's Title Track

The upcoming Betraeus debut EP, "Towards The Sun," is officially due out on November 14th via Siege of Amida Records. The band has now posted the title track online, which can be heard in the player below. Betraeus also issued the following update about holding a release show tonight:

"Betraeus EP release party (Manchester Academy) is tonight!!! It's been a long time in the making but you will finally be able to get your copy of our debut EP 'Towards The Sun' and of course come party with us! Support comes from: Deceiver, Hydrosis & Osiris! Doors 7:30PM."

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Betraeus Announces U.K. Shows

Betraeus has announced a release party and full U.K. tour to support the band's debut EP, "Towards The Sun," due out on November 14th via Siege of Amida Records. The EP coincides with the band's video for the title track, and to further wet appetites Betraeus has released some behind the scenes footage. Check out clip here.

The upcoming Betraeus live shows are as follows:

Friday 4 – Manchester Academy 3 (EP release party)

Tuesday 6 – Swansea, Sin City
Thursday 8 – London, Purple Turtle
Friday 9 – Brighton, Belushis
Sunday 11 – Glasgow, 13th Note
Thursday 15 – Leicester, Soundhouse
Saturday 17 – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow
Sunday 18 – Bury, The Towler
Monday 19 – Leeds, Escobar

Commenting on the EP party and tour, front man Chris Sykes says: "Towards The Sun has been a long time in the making so we couldn't be more excited to be headlining the Academy 3 in our home city to celebrate the release, it's gonna be one hell of a party! For those of you who live elsewhere in the UK be sure to check us out at one of our dates in December as it's always been Betraeus's ambition to play as many towns and cities as possible, so your going to get a very special show!"

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Betraeus Announces EP Release

Manchester four piece Betraeus, which played the the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2010, has signed to Siege Of Amida for the release of "Towards the Sun." The EP is set to drop worldwide on November 14th, 2011. You can listen to the radio edit of the title track by heading over here.

The band also commented on the signing: “We’re very excited to have signed with Siege Of Amida Records for the release of our debut EP ‘Towards The Sun’. After playing Bloodstock and Download Festival in the space of a year this tops it off for us! Siege Of Amida has a great reputation for supporting underground metal and we’re very proud to be a part of their roster.”

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