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

Latest Incantation News

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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Acheron Issues Show Recap

Ohio metallers Acheron have issued the following recap about their recent performance in Colombus:

"Legions of Hatred,

"ACHERON would like to thank all their fans and friends who showed up at the Columbus, Ohio, show (September 3rd, 2009) and showed their support! It was a pretty damn good turn out for a Thursday Night! Even though this city is full of Hip Hop wannabees, you showed that there is still a strong Metal following pulsating in the shadows.

"We would also like to thank INCANTATION for being true fucking brothers and having us play with them. (Kyle had a nice workout last night doing 2 sets! LOL) Of course, they kicked ass as usual! Also hails to INFERNAL DEATH and THE COUNCIL for playing killer sets.

"Since Columbus is our home, we would really like to help build a bigger Metal community. Check out as many Local and National Metal acts playing in town, when you are able. We all know people have to work and have busy lives, but when you can actually make it out to a show, it does help the scene immensely! And if you are playing here, let everyone know! Most of the time our own friends don’t even let us know they are playing! So keep everyone updated, Mother Fuckers! (Ha, Ha) So thanks again for the support! We hope to see all of you again at THE BILLARD CLUB (Columbus, Ohio) on September 18th, 2009! The show will feature some killer bands, such as DARKNESS UNDYING, STRIGOI VII, AFTERLIGHT and one more un-announced band. We should be going on stage around Midnight. And yes, the set will be much longer than last night.

"Keep the Unholy Heathen Metal Flags waving! Let the world know that Underground Metal is here forever! Fuck their trendy bullshit!

"In Blood and Blasphemy……"

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Incantation Updates Tour Schedule

Death metallers Incantation have updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following dates:

9/3 The Summit Columbus, Ohio
9/4 Liguor Sweets Milwaukee, Wisconsin
9/5 Nite Cap Chicago, Illinois
9/6 DM3 fest 6 Goodells, Michigan
10/18 DINGBATZ - New Jersey Deathfest Clifton, New Jersey
10/30 TBA Guatemala City
10/31 Museo de Antropologia e Historia San Pedro Sula

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Incantation To Headline Manizales Grita Rock

Death metallers Incantation will be headlining the Manizales Grita Rock Festival in Manizales, Columbia on August 16.

Guitarist/vocalist John McEntee issued the following statement about the show:

“A few days ago I got a call from my long time friend Andres Castro (Hateworks Records). He told me that one of the headliners for the Manizales Grita Rock '09 canceled. So Andres offered Incantation the slot. So now we are headlining the Manizales Grita Rock '09! Like always it’s a great honor to return to Colombia. Andres was the promoter that brought us to Colombia back in 1996 as the first major international death metal band to ever play the country. We look forward to a killer fest and a great time seeing our long time friends and supporters. We want to thank everyone at Hateworks, the Manizales Grita Rock fest and everyone that helped make this happen.”

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Cardiac Arresst Announce Shows With Incantation

Cardiac Arrest announced that they've been added to two Incantation tour dates.

The tour dates are:
Sat. Sept 5th @ Nite Cap Chicago, IL
Sun. Sept 6th @ DM3 Fest Goodells, MI

You can see a live video of Cardiac Arrest after the jump. More...

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Incantation Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Incantation has issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"Incantation is preparing to play their dominating and blasphemous brand of death metal for a series of upcoming dates in the fall of 2009 and the spring 2010, which will include longtime drummer Kyle Severn (from such records as Diabolical Conquest, Blasphemy, Decimate Christendom, and Primordial Domination).

"The initial dates will take place over Labor Day weekend in the Midwest and then see the band traveling to Central America in late October/ early November 2009. Kyle comments: 'Yes I'm excited to play some blasphemous death metal again with my Incantation family. Do you want some fuckin' metal? Well you had better be ready!! We have been practicing material from all of our records, expanding the band's almost 20-year career. I've been in this band for many years and have traveled to a lot of places, but this will be the first time we travel to Honduras and Costa Rica. What an honor it's going to be to play for the sick metal heads there.'

"Also, we would like to announce that we are confirmed to play main stage at Maryland Death Fest in 2010.. If you thought the 2009 lineup was spectacular, wait until you see 2010 lineup. This is going to be one of the best shows ever!!!! More...

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First Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest 2010

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest has announced the first batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. More bands will be announced shortly, including the headliners.

The first bands to be announced are as follows:


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Fierce Allegiance To Play Mayhem in May MetalFest

Washington, DC area metal band Fierce Allegiance has been confirmed for the Mayhem in May MetalFest in Kentucky this weekend. FIERCE ALLEGIANCE will be playing on May 18th.

The organizers of the third annual Mayhem in May MetalFest — which is scheduled to take place May 17-18 at Uncle Pleasants (2126 South Preston St) in Louisville, Kentucky — have announced the 36 band festival lineup. Day One of the fest will be headlined by Incantation, Diabolic, Mortal Decay and Waco Jesus. Day Two will be headlined by Demiricous and touring package Vital Remains, Skinless, Infernaeon, Fierce Allegiance.

The complete lineup is as follows: More...

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Incantation, Funerus, Deamon Canadian Tour Dates

Incantation, Funerus, and Deamon have lined up a hand full of Canadian tour dates. Here are the latest:

06/27 Toronto @ The Kathedral
06/28 Cambridge @ 69 Pickups
06/29 Sudbury @ Jubilee Center
06/30 Montreal @ Foufounes Electriques
07/01 Trois Rivières @ Bar Café Le Stage
07/02 Québec @ Velvet
07/03 St-Hyacinthe @ Bar le Trash
07/04 Ottawa @ Cafe Dekcuf
07/05 Hamilton @ The Casbah

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Denial Fiend Announce Tour Dates

DENIAL FIEND, the Tampa, Florida-based band featuring in its ranks Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, Ex-DEATH), Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS), Curt Beeson (NASTY SAVAGE, LOWBROW) and Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES), will be playing the Fuck The Commerce Fest in Germany on May 2nd. The festival appearance will be proceeded by a club show at Kulturwerk 118 in Zurich Switzerlandý. Also check out DENIAL FIEND at the Darkfest in Orlando, FL at the Dungeon on April 26th.

Guitarist Sam Williams Comments: "We have a lot of appearances in and out of the US coming up and these are the first few to kick it all off. We had an amazing time at the LA Murderfest and hope that the rest of our upcoming shows will be halfway as good as that."

Upcoming DENIAL FIEND dates are as follows:

April, 26 - Dungeon - Darkfest - Orlando, Florida
May, 2 - Kulturwerk 118 - Zurich - Switzerlandý w/ Massacre
May, 3 - Altes Lager - Fuck The Commerce Fest - Juterbog - Berlin w/ Massacre
July, 19 - The Canopy Club - Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana - Illinois w/ Incantation More...

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Bloody Sign To Tour Balkans and Eastern Europe

French black/death metallers BLOODY SIGN will tour the Balkans and Eastern Europe this month alongside AGONIZE.

Commented BLOODY SIGN guitarist Kalevi Uibo: "We're very proud to announce that we'll tour in April in the Balkanic area/ Eastern Europe, some of the most brutal audiences in all of Europe. We toured there three years ago, and we have such great memories from the gigs and from the metal maniacs over there. We cannot wait to go back and play our guts out every night. The tour will cross countries like Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey and many more, and we'll destroy the stages with our great friends from the Bosnian band AGONIZE."

John McEntee (INCANTATION) from BLOODY SIGN's record label Ibex Moon Records commented: "BLOODY SIGN has been establishing themselves as one of the premier death metal acts in the worldwide underground scene. They have transcended all the metal trends and have been keeping the cult of death metal alive. I have played many shows with them, and BLOODY SIGN live are a force to be reckoned with." More...

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Incantation Schedule New York Show

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will play L'Amour in Staten Island, New York on June 7 as part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour featuring songs only from the band's first three albums.

INCANTATION's guitarist John McEntee comments: "We are looking forward to returning to play NY after our successful gig back in March in Brooklyn. It will be great to play L'Amour especially with the L'Amour's legacy and the big part they have done for the NY metal scene over the years. It will be great to play for all our NY/NJ supporters again and we look forward to another kick-ass show.”

Also scheduled to appear is HOD from San Antonio, Texas. The group features vocalist Beer Reebs (ex-PILLCRUSHER, RANCID VAT), Bjorn Haga (ex-NECROVORE, THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder (ex-THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Dirty Derick Rivers (GG ALLIN) on bass and Dennis Sanders (ex-EXCULCERATE) on drums. More...

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Incantation and Funerus To Tour Mexico In May

INCANTATION and FUNERUS will embark on a string of dates in Mexico this May, including appearances at the "Guadalajara Mortal Fest" on May 4 and the "Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV" in Mexico City on May 2. These shows will NOT be a part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour and WILL include songs from INCANTATION's full discography.

INCANTATION/FUNERUS guitarist John McEntee comments: "It will be great to return to Mexico and play for our die hard supporters. We are really looking forward to kicking some ass with this killer lineup. We are ready to make this tour our most crushing and aggressive visit to Mexico ever."

The "Death Metal Domination" Mexican tour 2008 dates are.

May 01 - La Ciricua Bar - Puebla
May 02 - Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV - Subterranea Bar - Mexico City
May 03 - [to be announced] - Queretaro
May 04 - Guadalajara Mortal Fest - Guadalajara More...

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Incantations's Allentown Show To Be Filmed

INCANTATION will record (via Biz R Entertainment) their March 14, 2008 concert at the Metal Massacre Fest in Allentown, PA for a possible DVD and or CD release sometime in the future.

INCANTATION’s "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour 2008 lineup is:

John McEntree (FUNERUS) – Guitar
Chuck Sherwood (BLOOD STORM) – Bass
Alex Bouks (GOREAPHOBIA) – Guitar

Commented INCANTATION mainman John McEntee: "It’s been great to play the old songs again with Craig and Jim. Alex and Chuck have also been doing an amazing job. The songs just sound so aggressive and incredibly heavy with this line up we had to take Biz R Entertainment up on there offer to record the show. We look forward to another kick ass night of blasphemous death metal. On behalf of the other guys in the band we want to thank everyone for coming out and showing your support, you made this experience truly amazing."

The band’s seventh album, "Primordial Domination", was released in 2006 on Ibex Moon Records.

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Incantation Announce Upcoming Festival Appearances

INCANTATION line up the following upcoming “festival” appearances:

March 1 - Baltimore, MD @ The Blackhole (Murderland Metal Massacre)
March 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa (Pure Fucking Darkness Festival)
March 14 -Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel (March Metal Massacre)
May 17 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant’s (Mayhem In May)
July 12 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Redrum (Michigan Extreme Metal Fest)
July 19 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club (Central Illinois Metalfest)

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Central Illinois Metalfest Headliners Announced

BRUTAL TRUTH and ORIGIN have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, being held the weekend of July 18th - 20th in Urbana, IL.

Brutal Truth will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th, with co-headliners INCANTATION.

Origin will co-headline on Sunday, July 20th, with headliners SUFFOCATION.


Relapse Records will also be among the vendors at this year’s C.I.M.

Brutal Truth are currently writing for a new full-length album and have recently announced their plans for a two week European tour in February. This tour will include stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Origin are currently in the studio, recording their follow-up album to 2005’s Echoes Of Decimation. This brand new full-length album is expected to see an April 2008 release date. Additional Origin release and tour information will be announced shortly.

Brutal Truth tour dates:

6 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
7 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs

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Incantation To Headline Mayhem In May Festival

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will headline day one of the Mayhem in May 3 festival, set to take place May 17-18, 2008 at Uncle Pleasant's in Louisville, Kentucky.

"We look forward to headlining this killer fest," stated INCANTATION mainman John McEntee. "Our friends in ESTUARY played it last year and had great things to say about it, so we are sure it will kick ass. We don't get many opportunities to play Kentucky, so we look forward to a kick-ass fest."

Also newly added to the bill is Philadelphia's legendary death metal band GOREAPHOBIA. John continues, "I have also been jamming with GOREAPHOBIA over the last few months and things have been coming together great. We have been working on some new songs and everything looks real promising."

In addition to McEntee, drummer Jim Roe (INCANTATION, MR GRIM, D.O.M) has joined the GOREAPHOBIA ranks. Look out for GOREAPHOBIA's debut album to arrive sometime in 2008.

Here is the Mayhem in May 3 festival billing: More...

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Incantation Announce Special '90s Shows

Death metal legends INCANTATION have announced the following upcoming shows focusing on their early ’90s material:

March 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Murderland Metal Massacre Festival
March 14 - Allentown, PA @ March Metal Massacre
May 17 - Louisville, KY @ Mayhem in May 3 Festival
July 12 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Michigan Extreme Metalfest 2
July 19 - Urbana, IL @ Central Illinois Metalfest

Commented INCANTATION mainman John McEntee: “We have been getting a great response from all our loyal die hard supporters. Many people have been requesting songs to play at these shows. I just want to let everyone know that we will be mixing up the set pretty much every night to some extent. We want to make every show a great event and throughout the tour we will be playing almost every song from that era, but obviously not every song in one night.”

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Incantation Announce Pillard On Vocals At CIM

INCANTATION have announced that Craig Pillard (ONWARD TO GOLGOTHA, MORTAL THRONE OF NAZARENE, FORSAKEN MOURNING OF ANGELIC ANGUISH) will be handling vocals for the band at the upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest. INCANTATION's "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour 2008 lineup is:

John McEntree (FUNERUS) - Guitar
Rayash (SUPREME LORD) - Bass
Alex Bouks (GOREAPHOBIA) - Guitar

The Central Illinois Metalfest will take place July 18-20 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois.

INCANTATION will also headline day one of the Mayhem in May 3 festival, set to take place May 17-18, 2008 at Uncle Pleasant's in Louisville, Kentucky.

The band's seventh album, "Primordial Domination", was released in 2006 on Ibex Moon Records.

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Incantation Post European Tour Update

INCANTATION's frontman John McEntee comments on the Blitzkrieg 4 tour of Poland (with Vader, Rotting Christ, Krisiun and Funerus). and the Balkans Assassination tour (with Krisiun, Estuary and Inactive Messiah):

"Well, first off I want to send out a big thanks to everyone at Massive Music for making this amazing tour a reality. We are very grateful that you gave us the opportunity to preform in so many country's that we have never played before. You guys really stepped up to the plate."

"Well, the third leg of the European tour was the Blitzkrieg 4 with Vader, Rotting Christ, Krisiun and my other band Funerus. It was a true honor to be apart of such a strong package after so many attempts have failed in the past to play Poland. We want to thank all our long time supporters for coming out and kicking ass every night.. You guys made the long wait worth it. We look forward to returning to Poland again and hopefully as a headliner." More...

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Incantation Mainman Comments On Japanese Tour

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have returned from there first Japanese tour with ANATOMIA and FUNERUS. The group's mainman John McEntee has issued the following update:

"We have recently returned from our Death In Hell Japanese tour. This was our first time playing Japan. We have been trying to play Japan for many years with no luck, so it was a great honour to get this opportunity. All the shows were great, the people were all really metal and respectful. We got the opportunity to play with our long time friends in DEFILED and BUTCHER ABC along with some other killer bands like COFFINS, INTESTINE BAALISM, SABBAT, SSORE, and many more. Also on the tour was my other band FUNERUS along with the Japanese band ANATOMIA. ANATOMIA were great touring mates, they are a kick-ass, old-school-style death metal band and heavy as fuck. They were a perfect opener for the tour! It was also great for FUNERUS; we got a great response every night." More...

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