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Exumer

Formed: 1985
From: Frankfurt, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Exumer News

Below is our complete Exumer 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.

Exumer Announces Only U.S. Show Of 2014

Germany's Exumer will return to the U.S. in September for an exclusive 2014 appearance. Exumer will be joined by Merciless Death, Social Overload, plus more bands to be announced at The Avalon Hollywood on September 28th.

Doors are scheduled to be open at 7pm for this special headlining appearance from Exumer. Tickets go on sale on June 13th at 10:00am Pacific here.

Exumer vocalist Mem von Stein comments: "We are beyond excited that our only U.S. show for 2014 takes place in Los Angeles. We have one of our strongest and most loyal fan bases in L.A. and haven't played there since 2009, when we headlined Thrasho De Mayo. This show is definitely shaping up to be one of the highlights in 2014 for us, and it will be nothing short of a night of total thrash annihilation."

Exumer's latest album, "Fire & Damnation," was released in April of 2012. Read our review right here. You can also catch the band live on these dates:

08/29 Suben, AU Headbanger's Destaster Festival Part III w/ Asphyx
08/30 Essen, DE Turock Open Air 2014
09/06 Torcy, FR The Fall of Summer Festival w/ Venom, Sodom, many more
09/28 Hollywood, CA The Avalon

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Exumer Drops Off Slaughterfest European Tour

German thrash act Exumer has dropped off the upcoming Slaughterfest Tour in Europe with Onslaught, MPire of Evil and Master, citing logistical reasons as the cause.

The announcement reads:

"The logistical circumstances that preceded this tour made it impossible to commit to the tour, even if it meant giving up our co/ headlining spot on the bill. We are just as disappointed as everyone else who wanted to check out this killer tour package but we had to make a decision and as difficult it was, we opted to pull out of the tour. Anyone who has seen us live in the past knows that we try to play energetic and exciting shows possible. Unfortunately, the logistical problems surrounding the tour would've made it impossible to guarantee the fans a 100% of what we are capable of and to deliver what they expect every night.

"We refuse to shortchange our fans and ultimately tarnish the EXUMER brand just for some profit. Our withdraw[al] from the tour has nothing to do with the rest of the bands on the tour package and we wish them a great run with loads of success, as we have nothing but respect for each of the remaining bands on the bill.

"We will do our best to put together a string of shows in Europe next year to make up for this cancellation and ask for everyone to consider our apologies and hopefully see you at one of the next Exumer shows!!"

The tour will proceed with the remaining acts, beginning on October 9th in the U.K. (see dates here). More...

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Exumer Announces Lineup Change

German thrashers Exumer have parted ways with guitarist H.K., who played his last show at the Bang Your Festival in Germany on July 13. The guitarist's departure has been an amicable one and has left for solely personal reasons.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein commented: “We were sad to let H.K. go after touring with him for the past three years and recording our comeback album in 2011. However, the thrashing must go on and we already have found a session guitarists who will accompany us to South and North America for our upcoming tour dates there. We will try our best to fulfill all our touring obligations and find a permanent 2nd guitarist as soon as possible to ensure a band chemistry that will take Exumer to the next level.”

Exumer's latest album is "Fire & Damnation," is available worldwide on Metal Blade Records now. For a review of the release, head over to this location. More...

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Exumer Announces Tour With Onslaught, Master

American/German thrashers Exumer will return to Europe in the fall to co-headline the Slaughterfest Tour alongside Onslaught. Exumer frontman Mem von Stein comments:

"The Slaughterfest tour will be the most important step for us to re-establish Exumer as a household name and finally promote our last album 'Fire & Damnation' in the correct way, reaching fans Europe wide. We want to give fans the opportunity to check us out in an memorable event that people will talk about for some time to come."

Support will come from M-Pire of Evil and Master. Dates are as follows: More...

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Exumer Announces Only U.S. Show Of 2013

German thrash veterans Exumer have confirmed a New York City show on September 21st, 2013 at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. The show will be the only U.S. appearance in 2013 for Exumer and the band's second visit to the United States. Main support for the evening will be Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We are beyond thrilled to be finally playing in NYC. We haven't played on North American soils since the Thrasho De Mayo festival in L.A., four years ago. New York is close to mine and our bassist's hearts, since both of us live here and we have never brought the band to play in front our home crowd." More...

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Exumer To Play Ragnarokkr Metal Fest

German thrash metal legends Exumer have been confirmed to appear at the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago, IL. The fest is scheduled to take place from May 3rd - 4th, 2013, and also includes Onslaught, Eldritch, Oz, Omen, and many more.

Information and tickets can be found at this location. This appearance will be part of Exumer's first full U.S. tour in the band's 27 year long history, which is scheduled to take place April/May 2013. Dates and details will be announced as they are confirmed.

Exumer released latest album "Fire & Damnation" in April of this year. Check out a music video for the title track below. More...

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Exumer Premieres "Fire & Damnation" Video

German thrashers Exumer premiered its new music video for the title track from the band's latest LP "Fire & Damnation." The video premiered over at Rock Hard Germany's website at this location, but you can also check it out in the player below.

"Fire & Damnation" is the band's first release in 25 years and was released this past April through Metal Blade Records (check out Metal Underground.com's review at this location).

Check out "Fire & Damnation" here:

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Exumer To Play Rock Hard Festival

German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to appear at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Milan, Italy on September 15th, 2012. Also on the bill for the festival are Danish thrashers Artillery, who have just come off the co-headlining "South American Damnation" tour with Exumer through Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

Exumer's management is now working on on a European installment of the Exumer/Artillery package and are planning additional dates with both bands throughout Europe in September/October 2012.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "Our 'South American Damnation' tour was such a success for both bands, us and Artillery, that we did not hesitate to ask our management to replicate the package for Europe. This means that we have to put our North American dates, which were planned for the fall, on hold until spring 2013. There were no alternate time frames to bring both bands back out on the road and we didn't want to risk losing the opportunity altogether to bring the package to Europe."

The line-up for the Rock Hard Festival Italia 2012 features among others Marduk (SE), Bulldozer (IT), Artillery (DK), Exumer (DE), and Immolation (US). More...

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Exumer Streaming Entire New LP

Resurrected German thrash greats Exumer are streaming the entire comeback LP over at Stereokiller (heard below and at this location). The album is scheduled for release today in Europe and April 10, 2012 in North America through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Fire & Damnation" is as follows:

1. Fire & Damnation
2. Vermin of the Sky
3. The Weakest Limb
4. A New Morality
5. Waking the Fire
6. Fallen Saint
7. Crushing Point
8. Devil Chaser
9. I Dare You
10. Tribal Furies

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Exumer Streaming Third New Song

Resurrected German thrash greats Exumer are streaming another exclusive track "The Weakest Limb" over at Noise Creep's website at this location. The song appears on the band's forthcoming comeback release (and first release in 25 years) "Fire & Damnation." The album is scheduled for release on April 6, 2012 (EU) and April 10, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Fire & Damnation" is as follows:

1. Fire & Damnation
2. Vermin of the Sky
3. The Weakest Limb
4. A New Morality
5. Waking the Fire
6. Fallen Saint
7. Crushing Point
8. Devil Chaser
9. I Dare You
10. Tribal Furies

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Exumer Streaming New Song

German thrashers Exumer are streaming the new track "Vermin of the Sky" exclusively at Metal Hammer Germany's website at this location. The song appears on the band's forthcoming comeback release (and first release in 25 years) "Fire & Damnation." The album is scheduled for release on April 6, 2012 (EU) and April 10, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Fire & Damnation" is as follows:

1. Fire & Damnation
2. Vermin of the Sky
3. The Weakest Limb
4. A New Morality
5. Waking the Fire
6. Fallen Saint
7. Crushing Point
8. Devil Chaser
9. I Dare You
10. Tribal Furies

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Exumer Announces South American Shows

German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to play a series of live shows in South America in June, 2012. The trek will take the band through Argentina Chile and Brazil. Exumer's Danish thrash masters Artillery are joining them on the whole tour. This is Exumer's first appearance in South American in 24 years, where the band last played in Brazil in 1988.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We have been waiting for this moment for a long, long time! It's a huge milestone in our career to return to Brazil after 24 years, where there are numerous online communities that wholeheartedly embrace EXUMER and where our fans have been loyally following us since our first appearances in the 1980s. There could hardly be a more cult tour package, between EXUMER and ARTILLERY, to hit South America and the timing could not be better for us to return there shortly after the release of our new album."

Exumer's first new album in 25 years, "Fire And Damnation," will be released via Metal Blade Records in April 2012.

Artillery's Michael Stützer Comments: "Artillery are looking forward to come to South America to play for some of the most dedicated thrashers in the world. It has been one of our main goals from the start of Artillery and we are so excited to play for the headbangers, who has supported us through all these years!" More...

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Exumer Reveals "Fire & Damnation" Details

German thrashers Exumer are set for the release of their comeback album "Fire & Damnation" on April 6th/10th via Metal Blade Records in Europe and April 10th in North America.

Metal Blade has now launched a landing page that includes pre-order links as well as the brand new song "Fire & Damnation." Surf over to this location to check it out!

Comments Exumer singer Mem V. Stein: "With 'Fire & Damnation,' we tried to create the most punishing and dominant thrash metal album of our career. No lackluster songs, no fillers, no lazy performance and no compromises. It moves straight forward from the the very first song to the last, delivering a vibrant mix of skilled musicianship with the urgency of the classic thrash records from the 1980s!"

Exumer recorded the band's first new album in 25 years with renowned producer Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Therion, Sodom, Moonspell, etc.) at the helm. The 10-track strong, hard-hitting CD "Fire & Damnation" combines a punishing production with aggressive song writing. According to a press release, Exumer "manages to capture the intensity and feel of the 1980s thrash metal gems and yet sound up to date on their latest output." More...

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Exumer Posts "Fire & Damnation" Video Trailer

German Thrash legends Exumer has posted a trailer for the forthcoming comeback album "Fire & Damnation." The album is scheduled for release on April 6, 2012 (EU) and April 10, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced by Ex-Despair/Grip, Inc. guitarist and world renowned producer Waldemar Sorychta.

The band reformed in 2009, but "Fire & Damnation" represents its first album in 25 years. The album is the long awaited follow up to classic 1987 release "Rising From The Sea." The band still features original vocalist/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh.

Stein had the following comments about the trailer:"We are very excited for our fans to hear and see a taste of things to come and what they can expect from 'Fire and Damnation.' We intentionally worked with Cyphers-X to keep the trailer short and to the point, which is a perfect representation of the album. Fans can expect nothing short of some of the most pure, uncompromising and undiluted thrash metal they have heard in a long while."

Check out the trailer here:

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Exumer Signs To Metal Blade Records

German Thrash legends Exumer announced that it has signed with Metal Blade Records. The band reformed in 2009, but will release the first album in 24 years in 2012 entitled "Fire & Damnation." The album will be the band's third LP and first since the 1987 release "Rising From The Sea." The band still features original vocalist/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh.

Mem V. Stein had the following comments on the signing: “We are extremely happy and proud to have found a home with Metal Blade Records, a label that has the “know-how”, integrity and appreciation for what Exumer is about and stands for. We tried to do everything “right”, with this album, from writing the new material to working with Waldemar Sorychta as our producer. Hence, Metal Blade Records as a label is the most logical choice for the band, in order to be represented globally and reach every fan that is interested in what EXUMER has to offer in 2012, and beyond.”

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Exumer Rises From The Dead After 24 Years

German thrash band Exumer, best known for the 1986 classic "Possessed By Fire," will release the band's first full length LP since the 1987 release "Rising From the Sea." The band reformed in 2001 and issued the 2009 demo "Walking The Fire." The reformed lineup has two members from the band's two releases, vocalist Mem Von Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh.

For the upcoming release, the band worked with producer and current Eyes of Eden guitarist Waldemar Sorychta. The band is seeking a label to release the untitled effort and will release more info when a deal has been reached.

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