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Incantation

Formed: 1989
From: Johnstown, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Incantation 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Morgoth & Incantation European Tour 2016 Announced

Having recently released the band's first full-length in almost two decades, German death metal legends Morgoth are gearing up for their "Ungod UK & European Tour – 2016" - presented to you by The Flaming Arts Agency - with Incantation, Darkrise and Omophagia as supporting bands.

Check out all dates after the jump:

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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day Three

Day Three of Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas started like day two at the Holiday Inn where the film portion of the festival took place. Just like the last two years, I made sure to watch at least one film. It’s difficult to take in a film as there are so many great bands to catch, but having to be over at the hotel for interviews, I figured get there early and catch a film, so I checked the schedule and saw that a showing of Gwar’s home video “Skulhedface” was playing. Don Drakulich, aka Sleazy P. Martini, provided commentary.

Short (the heals he wears as Sleazy really boast his height, not to mention his ten-pound hair piece) and wearing glasses and short brown hair, Drakulich started the film off with a slide show presentation where he talked about how he created many of Gwar’s costumes with the help of other members. In fact, most of the celebrities were his creations. He detailed how most of the characters/props were made with silicon. He also told how the story of how Sleazy P. Martini, Gwar’s “fucking manager,” came to life. There were two Sleazys before him known as Sluggo P. Martini that didn’t work out. Tony Clifton and Jersey cops with disco hair were the inspiration for this character. He lent commentary on “Skulhedface,” a hilarious film based on the music of “This Toilet Earth,” that also starred Jello Biafra and Sabastian Bach. Drakulich left after the presentation and returned in full costume for fans to get autographs and pictures. More...

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Eindhoven Reveals Full 2015 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.

The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...

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Incantation Headed Out On North American Tour

Iconic death metal legion Incantation will continue to raze stages throughout North America in support of the "Dirges Of Elysium" full-length.

The latest bout of live assaults will begin on April 17th in Hempstead, New York at El Relax Lounge. The following day, Incantation will head to Worcester, Massachusetts to play this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at the Palladium.

From there, the band will bring their audio malevolence to stages in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo. The onstage abrasions continue the following month when Incantation ravages its way through seven more cities before bringing some brutality to the Maryland Death Fest Pre-Party on May 20th in Baltimore.

In June, Incantation will summon the dead at the Farmageddon Festival FOA in Vancouver and in August the band will take part in the Wolves Of Apocalypse Festival in Denver.

Comments the band in a collective statement: "The response to the 'Dirges Of Elysium' album and tour has just been amazing! We still have a lot of touring left to go for this release. We are looking forward to seeing all you deathbangers on the road!" More...

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Farmageddon Reveals Full 2015 Details

Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon has unleashed the schedule and lineup of 40+ bands for this year's roster, which includes Grim Reaper, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation, plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire along with many support bands from Western Canada.

The third annual festival is set to take place in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Details are as follows: More...

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Farmageddon Reveals 2015 Lineup

Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon is proud to announce this year's line up for its third annual edition in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Farmageddon Open Air organizer Tyson Travnik comments:

"I can't express enough, just how excited we are to present this year's lineup. We truly feel that Farmageddon is being recognized for the international and Canadian talent fans get to experience during an intimate setting while in Alberta's back hills. We focus hard on bringing people's favorite bands to the festival that very rarely make an appearance in Western Canada, and I feel that we've hit the nail on the head for 2015."

This year's line up features headliners Grim Reaper from the UK, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire, along with many support bands from Western Canada.

For more info, please visit this location. The line up has shaped up as: More...

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Incantation Releases New Music Video

Incantation today premieres a new video for "Impalement of Divinity," which can be seen below courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The track hails from Incantation's latest album, "Dirges of Elysium," released last year by Listenable Records.

The video for "Impalement of Divinity" was created by Black Arts Media and was filmed at the Vermilion Haunted Schoolhouse / Terror In The Field in Vermilion, Ohio. Says Incantation founder John McEntee:

"For its notable aggression and speed, amidst the new album's other tracks, we've chosen 'Impalement of Divinity'! Bringing visual blasphemy to our most recent release, Dirges of Elysium, with commemorative 25th anniversary graphics throughout. Let this praise of the infernal be for all of you who made our path this quarter century such as it is."

The video premiere also kicks off a string of West Coast tour dates for Incantation, with Funerus as direct support. The confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

1/09/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/10/15 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
1/11/15 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA
1/12/15 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
1/13/15 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
1/14/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
1/15/15 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
1/16/15 - Anaheim, CA @ OC Music Hall
1/17/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Airliner
1/18/15 - Honolulu, HI @ Hawaiian Brian's More...

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Incantation Announces Tour With Funerus

Incantation just announced a string of West Coast tour dates slated for next month. The band's first shows of 2015, the tour follows from Incantation's "Dirges of Elysium," released by Listenable Records during the summer of 2014. With Funerus slated as direct support, the confirmed dates and venues are available below.

"We've had a hell of a time since Dirges of Elysium came out," reports band founder John McEntee. "We're really looking forward to starting 2015 with more infamy and fuckin death metal!"

1/08/15 - Spokane, WA @ The Hop
1/09/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/10/15 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
1/11/15 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA
1/12/15 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
1/13/15 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
1/14/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
1/15/15 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
1/16/15 - Anaheim, CA @ OC Music Hall
1/17/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Airliner
1/18/15 - Honolulu, HI @ Hawaiian Brian's More...

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Bolt Thrower Announces New Tour Dates

This fall in Europe Bolt Thrower will be touring with support from Morgoth, while select shows will also feature Soulburn, Incantation, and Vallenfyre. Bolt Thrower comments:

"We've completed the line-up for the tour and we've got some killer bands joining us. We already have Morgoth on board, and now we can also announce Soulburn, Incantation and Vallenfyre will be joining us for selected shows! Looking forward to hanging out with old friends again and meeting new ones."

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Soulburn:
21.09: Germany, Bremen – Schlachthof
22.09: Germany, Essen – Weststadthalle (moved from the Turock!)
23.09: Germany, Berlin – SO36

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Incantation:
24.09: Czech Rep, Prague – Roxy
25.09: Austria, Vienna – Arena
26.09: Germany, Munich – Backstage
2709: Switzerland, Lyss - Carnage Feast
28.09: Germany, Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal More...

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Incantation Posts Advance Song From New Album

Incantation's new album "Dirges of Elysium" features artwork by the legendary Eliran Kantor, and is due out in Europe on June 10th and in the U.S. on June 24th through Listenable Records.

Today you can also hear the advance track "Carrion Prophecy" below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net. Further details on the album are forthcoming. More...

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Incantation Announces New Album

After recruiting a new touring guitarist last week, Incantation is returning with "Dirges of Elysium," a new album to be released via Listenable Records in May. The band comments:

"Elysium. Sky Burial, Necromancy, A cult in ancient Prussia, and Pure Blasphemy all await those who will hear the new release. The music is diverse and holds more aggression then our previous, along side with more doom hymns heard at a demonic funeral!

"As each and every record gets better by date, this by far surpasses any past materials!! Hell awaits in the ashes of Elysium!!... HELL AWAITS indeed!"

Further details are forthcoming, and you can also see the band's previous music video for "Invoked Infinity" below. More...

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Incantation Announces Touring Guitarist

After announcing the departure of Alex Bouks, Incantation has issued the following update about bringing on a touring guitarist:

"We are proud to announce that our former guitar player, Sonny Lombardozzi, will be filling in on guitar during the touring cycle of our new album.

"We have been friends with Sonny for quite some time and he has also played with Incantation as far back as the early 2000's during the Blasphemy era.

"We really feel he understands the style of the band and that he will execute the songs in a very honorable way. It's great to welcome back an old friend into the fold!

"So look out for the new, yet untitled, album coming this May along with a world tour soon to follow!"

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Incantation Splits With Guitarist

U.S. death metal outfit Incantation has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"With a heavy heart we announce the resignation of our long time metal brother Alex Bouks. Over the last few years there have been some rough waters that we have all been navigating.

"A hiatus is more desired, thinking this is the best thing to do to save the magic that we have all worked together on.

"With respect we wish only the best to Alex and his work outside the band. He is truly an amazing musician and we are happy to have worked with him." More...

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Forgotten Tomb Kicking Off Tour Dates

Italy's blackened doom metal band Forgotten Tomb and Norwegian cult black metallers Ragnarok will emerge on a European tour this November, together with U.S. death metal legends Incantation.

The 16-date tour will include stops in Denmark (Aalborg Metal Festival), Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Holland, France and Italy. Both bands will be touring with their latest albums released on Agonia Records: Forgotten Tomb with "And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" and Ragnarok with seventh-full length "Malediction."

08.11 - Aalborg Metal Fest, Aalborg, Denmark
09.11 – Turock, Essen, Germany
10.11 - Steinbruch Theatre, Darmstadt , Germany
11.11 - Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
12.11 - Klub Mir, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
13.11 - to be announced
14.11 – Gladhouse, Cottbus, Germany
15.11 – Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany
16.11 - U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
17.11 - K17, Berlin, Germany
18.11 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
19.11 - to be announced
20.11 – Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
21.11 - Secret Place, Montpellier, France
22.11 – Cycle, Calenzano/Florence, Italy
23.11 – Colony, Brescia, Italy More...

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Ragnarok To Tour With Incantation

Norwegian black metallers Ragnarok will hit the road in Europe next month, embarking on a European tour supporting U.S. death metal legends Incantation.

Both bands are veterans of the metal scene and will be touring with their latest albums – Ragnarok with seventh-full length “Maledictionm” released on Agonia Records, and Incantation with ninth full-length “Vanquish in Vengeance,” which came out on Listenable Records. The tour routing is as follows:

08.11 - Aalborg Metal Fest, Aalborg, Denmark
09.11 – Turock, Essen, Germany
10.11 - Steinbruch Theatre, Darmstadt , Germany
11.11 - Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
12.11 - Klub Mir, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
13.11 - to be announced
14.11 – Gladhouse, Cottbus, Germany
15.11 – Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany
16.11 - U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
17.11 - K17, Berlin, Germany
18.11 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
19.11 - to be announced
20.11 – Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
21.11 - Secret Place, Montpellier, France
22.11 – Cycle, Calenzano/Florence, Italy
23.11 – Colony, Brescia, Italy More...

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Impiety Drops Off Incantation Tour

Impiety has posted the following message online about dropping off the band's upcoming tour with Incantation:

"96 hours of trying to find a solution has come to an end. It's regretfully impossible. In the end Impiety cannot fulfill this European tour supporting Incantation due to a personal problem of Nizam's which we can't solve during this final weeks.

"We've tried to get a session guitar player, but time is not on our side and personally for me, it just wouldn't be as great. A new support band in replacement will be announced tomorrow. We wish the bands the very best on the Incantation Crusade of Vengeance Tour this November 8th til 23rd.

"And to all who await us, just exercise some patience til early 2014, when we return and bring the hammer down upon this politically retarded, godforsaken planet once again.

"We will announce all upcoming 2014 concerts this December - Burst Command til Death !!! - Later, Komrades!"

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Incantation
Acheron
Revocation
Byzantine
Funerus
Leatherwolf
Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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