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Pursuing the End

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Below is our complete Pursuing the End 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.

Pursuing The End To Record New Album

Italy's Pursuing The End has checked in with the following announcement about working on new material:

"Guys we are not disappeared! We are working hard on tons of new project: first of all is getting shape the follower of 'Symmetry Of Scorn,' that will be recorded during this summer.

"For this reason we decided to stop for this season our live activity, except for a show taking place in our hometown the 19th of July.

"This new album will reach a new synergy between all the band members, new influences and new sounds are coming, naturally under the sing of metal! We will keep you update on this page during all the recording process."

Further details on the follow-up to "Symmetry Of Scorn" (reviewed here) will be forthcoming.

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Pursuing The End Issues Christmas Message

Pursuing the End, which released the "Symmetry of Scorn" album earlier this year (reviewed here), has checked in with the following 2013 year-end recap:

"We are thinking that another year is coming to an end. A year full of wonderful moments and great satisfaction, but in same time we are thinking to the great challenges we had to face constantly since this project had begun.

"In this special days full of hopes and dreams our wishes go to the ones who had helped and supported us during this years of Pursuing The End.

"We wish this Christmas to fulfill all your deepest dreams, just don't stop fighting for anything you love as we do! Merry Christnas to all of you from Pursuing The End family!" More...

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Rommelrock Festival Cancelled

The upcoming Rommelrock festival, which was to take place Friday and Saturday in Maasmechelen, Belgium, was cancelled. According to the promoters, the mayor of the town enforced a decision made back in May, in which he refused to issue a permit on the grounds that that the festival would cause unsafe conditions.

The announcement reads: "To our greatest regret, Rommelrock is forced to cancel the whole event. Seven years of intense labour, the spotless reputation, legal terms and liberties, in vain... Two court sessions made little difference... [The] mayor steps in to enforce the prohibition to organize Rommelrock, refuses to issue a license to permit Rommelrock 2013... such an improbable tale, as the decision of the Maasmechelen mayor made on May 13, 2013, is maintained, on so-called grounds of safety and public order... A boiling cauldron that spawned the anti-rommelrock story!

"Despite all the efforts taken and the fact we have the law and justice at our side according to the law and the constitution itself, the struggle ended in the worst possible way, forcing us to pull the plug out of this year's Rommelrock.

"We wish to express our deepest respect to all that supported us, and we apologize in the same time to all that suffered because of all this, despite all perseverance and tenacity.
We never wanted to see Rommelrock 2013, a special edition with exclusive shows and such, to end in this way."

Among the acts that were scheduled to perform: Therion, Civil War, Haggard, Morton, Tokyo Blade, Furyon, Dragonsfire, Sound Storm, Pursuing the End, Lord Volture, Iron Fate, Black Widow and Weeping Silence. More...

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Pursuing The End Announces New LP

Italian symphonic gothic act Pursuing The End announced that the debut full length release will be entitled "Symmetry of Scorn." The album will be issued on August 27, 2013 via Bakerteam Records. The album features new members: Luca Cocconi (Bass) (Ex-Browbeat), Gregorio Ferrarese (Drums) (Libria/Ex-Browbeat), Thomas Pipitone (Guitars) and Chiara Manese (vocals) (Ex-Astral Dive).

Formed in 2010 in Parma, Italy, the band quickly got critics' attention with its first EP "Dawn Of Expiation" (2011). Song "Followers Of The Wrong Way" and the title track were included in compilations such as Kill City (USA) and Mondo Metal (ITA). Another EP, "Withering," followed shortly after in 2012. The band has always believed in the commixture of musical genres - as the members' musical background includes anything from extreme metal to electronic music, not to mention the influence of classical music - but also in the commixture of visual arts in general, as it can be seen in the music video for the song "Withering," written and directed by Mike Lunacy (Dark Lunacy), which embodies all the features that make Pursuing The End unique: elegance and aggressiveness, science and spirituality.

"Symmetry Of Scorn" is a blend of a heavy melodic metalcore with elements from the world of pop, dance and the distinguishing features of the band's previous works as well as symphonic melodies.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Last Truth
2. Something Remains
3. Cage Of Hypocrisy
4. From The Ashes
5. In Vain
6. Mercyful Vengeance
7. Human Revulsion
8. Out Of Control
9. Symmetry Of Scorn
10. Changes More...

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Pursuing The End Reveals New Lineup

Pursuing the End has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes:

"We are glad to introduce you our new band members: Thomas Pipitone (Neverending Pain) as second guitar, Luca Cocconi (The Modern Age Slavery, Amassado) as new bass player and Gregorio Ferrarese (Libria, Gold Rush, former The Moder Age Slavery) as new drummer.

"Last but not least: our new female singer Chiara Manese, a new powerful voice in the world of metal! She has already recorded her vocal lines for our debut album, and we can say that it will be a real blast, a new level in Pursuing The End's music! Stay tuned, in the next day we will reveal more of our upcoming studio work!" More...

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Pursuing The End Issues Recording Update

Pursuing the End has issued the following announcement about recording material for an upcoming album:

"Currently we are in studio to record the pre-produced songs of our debut album. There a lot of work to do but we are very proud of what is coming out...it will be a mind-blowing album!

"Now we can reveal that the music of the album will be a mixture of Pursuing The End's current style and something more! So stay tuned and keep spreading our music! And don't miss the release of Withering Digital Deluxe Edition the 1st of September!" More...

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Pursuing The End Finishes Work On New Video

Italian band Pursuing the End has issued the following statement about completing work on a new music video:

"We're so glad to announce that..finally...our official videoclip 'Withering" is READY! We hope you'll love it as we do! We want to apologize to all of you guys for this long period of waiting, but believe us, it's been well worthwhile.

"We want to say a huge thanks to all the people involved in this final creation process of this project: the editing team in Milan (Nicole, Luca, Andrea); Blue Bastille (film production company) and obliviously Mike Lunacy (videoclip director).

"The release date is being planned and it is going to be revealed during next week! Stay tuned!"

Pursuing the End is also currently working on new material to appear on an upcoming album. Details will be announced as they are made available.

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Pursuing The End Comments On Upcoming Video

Italy's Pursuing the End has issued the following update about working on a music video for the track "Withering" and working on new material:

"Sorry guys for our silence about 'Withering' during the past weeks. The material that we shot, in March, was really huge: a lot of different scenes was filmed and for a 4-minutes videoclip is really something very arduous choosing the best images and often this process is followed from a lot of developments.

"During the last two months, since the editing process has began, 'Withering' changed so much and finally we are arrived in the last steps of all the creation of a videoclip: the grading process. Yes we can say now: the work is 80% done...Try to be patient for a little period of time more. When the video will be finished will be posted on our YouTube official channel shortly after. So we haven't now a specific date but it will be soon, and stay tuned because 'Withering' is coming...

"Meanwhile we are woking on new songs that will be played live this summer, and pre-produced for our debut album during the next weeks...we can only say that there will be also previews! And they will be mind-blowing... Thanks for all your loyal support!"

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Pursuing The End Shooting New Music Video

Italian symphonic metal band Pursuing The End will shoot a new official video clip for the song “Withering," which will be recorded with the special participation from the renowned opera choir “Corale Verdi.”

The band proudly announces that the director will be Mike Lunacy (leader of the famous dramatic death metal band Dark Lunacy). The notable theatrical costume and set designer Artemio Cabassi will lead the art-direction.

According to the band, the story is about the "dramatic experience of a woman prisoner of a self-made caged, that prevents her from having a fulfilling life. This tragic character will be played by the outstanding italian actress Ottavia Fusco. The video setting will be a suggestive eighteenth-century fortress, where the band is going to work with an italian well-known film crew, beginnig from March 20th."

For more details on Pursuing the End, head over to the band's official website here.

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Pursuing The End Posts "Withering" Teaser

Symphonic metallers Pursuing the End have posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Withering" single, which will be released later this year. Check out the clip below. The "Withering" track listing is as follows:

I. Overture
II. Withering
III. Glimpse Of Forbidden

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Pursuing The End To Enter The Studio

Italian symphonic metal band Pursuing The End will get back in the studio to record new material. The upcoming release will feature the song "Withering," which will also be shot as the band's first official video. Pursuing the End is set to enter the studio in October, and the historical choir Corale Verdi will be joining the band for the recordings.

For further details on Pursuing the End, and to hear songs available for streaming, head over to the band's Facebook page. The band has also started a new cooperation with Italian artist Gaspare Frazzitta (Dark Lunacy, Evergrey) for new graphic designs. More...

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