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Norway's Susperia are have nearly completed their second video for the album track "Devil May Care" from their third full-length album, "Unlimited". Released in the U.S. during early summer 2004, the record continues to show growth; "Unlimited" is close to surpassing the SoundScan figures of their previous album, "Vindication", released by Nuclear Blast in 2002.
"Devil May Care" will feature highlights from Susperia's recent and most successful tour of Europe, including footage from their impressive performance at 2004's Inferno Festival. The clip follows "Chemistry", the album's first video still in rotation at MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and Havoc TV, among others.
Norway's prestigious Alarm Awards recently nominated "Unlimited" in its "Best Metal Album" category. Other nominees include label mates Enslaved, Red Harvest and Khold.
Susperia have received a nomination for best album in the 'Metal' category of the respected Norwegian Alarm Awards, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on Saturday 5th February 2005. The band have been recognised for their acclaimed 'Unlimited' album, which was released last year through the TABU label in Europe and Candlelight in the USA. The recording fast became a firm favourite with both media and fans around the world. Susperia are one of five nominees for the 'Metal' award alongside Mayhem, Enslaved, Red Harvest and Khold. Voting is open to the public and votes can be made at http://www.alarmweb.org/2005/nyheter/index-05metal.html
The band are currently working on a new video for the song 'Devil May Care'. The video is set to incorporate live footage from their recent tours and is expected to be completed shortly.
Susperia have lined up their first live shows of 2005, at the Hamar Metal Festival which takes place at the Hydranten in Hamar, Norway on Friday 25th Feb 2005 and at Horten Scene 37 on Friday 1st April 2005. The Horten show has been arranged, to make up for the bands' non appearance at the venue on last years 'Unlimited Grudge' tour. They had to cancel their performance at the time, due to vocalist Athera losing his voice.
Earache Records report that UK fans get their first chance this weekend to see the brand new MORTIIS video for 'The Grudge' when it will be added to Kerrang! TV in the UK from 22.00 CET this Saturday night.
Shot recently in New York by cult Los Angelean director Charlie Deaux (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ZOETROPE), ‘The Grudge’ is the first clip to be taken from the album of the same name and is in many ways prime Mortiis, picking up where 2001's 'The Smell Of Rain' left off, whilst offering tantalising hints of the future that Mortiis Era 3 will hold.
'The Grudge' will also be the first ever single from Mortiis and will be on sale on Monday 16th August for one week only. Kerrang TV will be airing the video all week after 22.00 CET each night.
As earlier reported, Mortiis will be teaming up with SUSPERIA for a double headline package under the banner of The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004. Starting in the UK on 15th September the tour will run through 19 countries finishing in Belgium on 14th November. Dates on The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004 are as follows: More...
Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have confirmed details of a major European tour in support of the recently released Unlimited album. The band, Athera - vocals, Memnock - bass guitar, Tjodalv - drums, Elvorn and Cyrus - guitars, are set to team up with fellow Norwegians Mortiis on a double headline package under the banner of The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004. Starting in the UK on 15th September the tour will run through 19 countries finishing in Belgium on 14th November.
As previously reported, Susperia appear at The Hole In The Sky - Bergen Metal Fest V in Bergen, Norway on Friday 27th August 2004. The band will perform at the USF venue alongside KREATOR, KATATONIA, ENTOMBED among others.
Dates on The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004 are as follows: More...
The following update has been posted at the official MORTIIS website:
“In advance of the forthcoming album The Grudge, Mortiis just completed two remixes for the confirmed single and video for the song of the same name.
The release date for the single has been set for August 9th, and will contain the following tracks: ‘The Grudge’ (single edit)’, ‘The Grudge’ (despectus) and ‘Decadent & Desperate’ (Flickin The Bitch Switch mix). There will also be a vinyl 7" version, more info will follow shortly.
A video for ‘The Grudge’ will be filmed in July, more info will follow shortly on this as well..”
Earache Records recently announced that Mortiis will release an album of new material, entitled "The Grudge", is September.
The follow up to 2001’s "The Smell Of Rain" has been recorded over the last six months at Silvertone Studios in Fredrickstad, Norway by Mortiis (vocals, synths, programming, sound design), Levi Gawron, (guitar), Asmund Sveinunggard (guitar) and Leo Troy (drums) and has been co-produced by Vegard Blomberg. The album is due to be mastered at Norway’s premier facility, The Living Room in Oslo, Norway.
"The Grudge" will contain ten new tracks, including ‘Decadent And Desperate’ and ‘Broken Skin’, with all the songs drawing from an eclectic mix of inspirations, emotions and experiences.
Once The Grudge is completed Mortiis will be spending the summer months rehearsing for their mammoth upcoming autumn European tour. Upcoming confirmed dates for Mortiis’ The Unlimited Grudge European tour (with support from SUSPERIA) include:
SUSPERIA, the Norwegian based extreme melodic metal band have announced details of forthcoming festival appearances. The band have been confirmed to appear at the Slottsfjell Festival www.slottsfjellfestival.no in Tonsberg, Norway on Saturday 17th July and they will also headline the Elveblest Festival www.elveblestivalen.org at Arnes, Norway on Saturday 21st August .
Further festival appearances are currently being lined up. In the meantime Susperia are expected to announce details of an extensive European tour shortly.
In other news Susperia's 'Unlimited' album, which was released in Europe recently through the TABU label, is set for a US release on 29th June through Candlelight. Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo, Norway and Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg, Sweden the album has already gathered substantial critical acclaim throughout Europe. The band, Athera - vocals, Memnock - bass guitar, Tjodalv - drums, Elvorn and Cyrus - guitars, recently filmed a video for album track “Chemistry”. The band are looking to break US ground in early 2005.
Tabu Recordings will be holding an Inferno Festival kick-off party at Rock-In in Oslo, Norway on April 8th at 3pm.
Organizers from Tabu state: “We`re gonna have some beers, giveaways, play some good music etc. and we would really like you to drop by and share a beer or two with us before we head over to Rockefeller and mosh the posh!
SUSPERIA will be there with us and if you`d like to schedule a meeting with the guys, please let me know. As you probably already know, they will play at the Inferno Festival on Friday, April 9th at Rockefeller and their new album, "Unlimited", is set for release in Europe on April 19th ! (North American release in June through Candlelight Records). The buzz on the album has been amazing so far! Also, if everything goes as planned, Tabu Recordings will present their new signing this evening - and for sure, this is our biggest signing so far!!!”
As previously reported, organizers for the Inferno Festival have announced the final running schedule for this year's show, which is being held on April 8 through 10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Here is the detailed schedule:
Candlelight today confirms the North American license for all Tabu Recordings titles. The new partnership will see the US and Canadian release of all new and reissued catalog titles from the growing Norwegian record label through Candlelight's stateside operation.
The first scheduled release will be the new album from Norway's Susperia. Titled Unlimited, the record is already receiving substantial response throughout Europe. Unlimited is the third album from the band formed by former Dimmu Borgir drummer Tjodalv. The band previously recorded for Nuclear Blast.
Formed in 2003, Tabu Records is owned by Tuba Records - Scandinavia's fastest growing independent distributor. The label's first release was the popular Infernal Gathering compilation featuring selections from Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Zyklon, Opeth, Entombed, and Soilwork among others. Tabu followed the release with worldwide signings of acclaimed cult band Einherjer, folk metal band Lumsk and Susperia.
Norwegian five piece SUSPERIA are set to release their eagerly awaited third album, 'Unlimited' , on 22nd March 2004 through Tabu Recordings (a Div of Tuba Records, Norway). The album was recorded over a period of two months during 2003 at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo and Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg, Sweden with production duties being undertaken by the band.
'Unlimited' is the follow up to their ground breaking 'Vindication' album and delivers an agressive collection of tracks featuring 'Chemistry', 'The Coming Past', 'Situational Awareness', 'Devil May Care', 'Off The Grid', 'Years Of Infinity', 'Home Sweet Hell', 'Mind Apart', 'Beast By Design', 'Untouched'. The track 'Chemistry' has been chosen to be the first video from the album. The band are currently in talks with various production teams and work is due to commence shortly. The Norwegian metallers have also recorded a version of a well known song with a view to future release, details of which will be disclosed shortly.
Their live campaign launches with an appearance at one of Norways' premier rock events, the Infeno Festival in Oslo on Friday 9th April 2004, where the band will be sharing the bill with the likes of Zyklon and Enslaved. A Scandinavian and full European tour are currently in the pipeline, details of which will be anounced shortly.
Susperia, the Oslo based extreme metal band featuring vocalist Athera, bass guitarist Memnock, drummer Tjodalv (Dimmu Borgir) along with guitarists Elvorn and Cyrus are currently in the final stages of recording their forthcoming album "Unlimited" - the band's first for their new label Tabu Recordings (A Div of Tuba Records, Norway).
Most of the album is being recorded at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo while the drums were tracked at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg Sweden, where the final mix and mastering will also take place.
Commenting on the songs, vocalist Athera said "The songwriting has taken an enormous turn, not only innovative but harder, heavier, faster, and even more powerful. This new material has to be heard to be believed." Susperia have also chosen an interesting song to cover, which will be featured on a special edition of the "Unlimited" album. Whilst exact details are being kept under wraps at the moment, they have revealed that an internationally renowned Norwegian band originally recorded it. Though it will come as a surprise to many it will definitely be done the Susperia way.
"Unlimited" is set to hit the streets worldwide in March 2004.