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Formed: 1997
From: Utrecht, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Exivious News

Below is our complete Exivious 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.

Exivious Posts Playthrough Video

Exivious just released a play through video for the song "Deeply Woven," which is taken from the "Liminal" album released last year (reviewed here). Check it out below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Entrust
2. One's Glow
3. Alphaform
4. Deeply Woven
5. Triguna
6. Movement
7. Open
8. Immanent

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Exivious Announces New Tour Dates

The prog metal fusion band Exivious has announced a string of European dates in continued support of latest album "Liminal" (reviewed here).

In addition to the band's previously announced festival appearances, the tour sees Exivious supporting Textures in October. Catch the band live on these dates:

8/9 Jaromer, CZ @ Fortress Josefov (Brutal Assault Open Air)
9/15 Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
10/3 Köln, DE @ Euroblast Festival X
11/15 Nürnberg, DE @ Generation Prog Festival

10/24 Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
10/25 Lyon, FR @ CCO
10/29 London, UK @ The Garage
10/30 Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
10/31 Amstelveen, NL @ P60 More...

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Exivious Posts Guitar Playthrough

A new playthrough video has been posted online of Exivious' Michel Nienhuis performing the track "Immanent."

"Immanent" is taken off the band's 2013 release "Liminal" (reviewed here). The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Entrust
2. One's Glow
3. Alphaform
4. Deeply Woven
5. Triguna
6. Movement
7. Open
8. Immanent More...

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Exivious Streaming Full New Album

Dynamic prog/fusion metal ensemble Exivious is streaming new record "Liminal" online now. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of Got Djent.com.

"Liminal," the Season of Mist debut from the forward-thinking Dutch quartet, will see a release on November 8th (November 12th in North America).

Exivious consists of Tymon Kruidenier (Ex-Cynic) and Michel Nienhuis (Dodecahedron) on guitar, Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic) on bass, and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-Pestilence) on drums. More...

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Exivious Streaming "Deeply Woven"

Prog/fusion band Exivious is streaming a new track from forthcoming record, "Liminal." The track, titled "Deeply Woven," is streaming now via Bandcamp.

Check it out below, along with the previously posted track "Alphaform."

The forward-thinking Dutch quartet will release Season of Mist debut "Liminal" on November 12th in North America, (November 8th worldwide).

Exivious consists of Tymon Kruidenier (Ex-Cynic) and Michel Nienhuis (Dodecahedron) on guitar, Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic) on bass, and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-Pestilence) on drums. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Entrust
2. One's Glow
3. Alphaform
4. Deeply Woven
5. Triguna
6. Movement
7. Open
8. Immanent More...

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Exivious Streaming New Track

Prog/fusion ensemble Exivious is now streaming a second a new track from the band's forthcoming record, "Liminal."

The track, titled "Alphaform," is streaming in the player below, courtesy of Got-Djent.

The forward-thinking Dutch quartet will release Season of Mist debut "Liminal" on November 12th, 2013 in North America, (November 8th worldwide). The previously posted track "Entrust" can also be heard at this location.

Exivious consists of Tymon Kruidenier (Ex-Cynic) and Michel Nienhuis (Dodecahedron) on guitar, Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic) on bass, and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-Pestilence) on drums.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Entrust
2. One's Glow
3. Alphaform
4. Deeply Woven
5. Triguna
6. Movement
7. Open
8. Immanent More...

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Exivious Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to welcome instrumental progressive band Exivious to the label's roster.

The Dutch quartet consists of Tymon Kruidenier (ex-Cynic) and Michel Nienhuis (Dodecahedron) on guitars, Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic) on fretless bass, and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-Pestilence, The New Dominion) on drums.

Exivious’ forthcoming second album is entitled "Liminal" and has been scheduled for a November 8th release (November 12th in North America).

“We're very pleased to announce that Exivious has found a home with Season of Mist,” the band comments. “After being independent since the beginning of the band, it's an exciting step for us to get signed. As such, we're proud and honored to be taken in by one of the most prestigious metal labels out there. Season of Mist is driven foremost by their passion for good music and they have an impressive roster of bands. We're very optimistic about a long and successful collaboration."

Season of Mist adds: "The sound of Exivious is hard to define; it operates in a space where metal meets fusion meets post-rock and still is none of the above. The band blends a wide variety of musical genres into a coherent, unified sound that’s driven by the incredible chemistry shared by the four musicians. You can get an idea of what ‘Liminal’ will sound like by listening to 'Entrust,' the opening track of the album." More...

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Exivious Posts New Song Online

Exivious has posted the song "Entrust" online, which is the opening track for the band's upcoming album "Liminal."

Check it out below. Pre-orders are now available at the band's website here.

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Anatomy Of I Recruits New Live Bassist

Anatomy of I has checked in with the following announcement about hiring a new live bass player:

"Due to logistic reasons, we've decided not to work with Robin Zielhorst as a replacement for Steve Di Giorgio for our upcoming live shows. Amsterdam-based Giuseppe Formisano (NAUSEAHTAKE) will be handling the fretless bass duties.

"Check out Robin's band EXIVIOUS on their tour with OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and GOROD:

9 – Stuttgart, Germany - Universum
10 – Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
11 – Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
12 – Berlin, Germany - Magnet
13 – Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
14 – Oslo, Norway - Betong
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
16 – Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller
18 – Prague, Czech Republic - Black Pes
19 – Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
20 – München, Germany - Feierwerk
21 – Wien, Austria - Arena
22 – Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gala Hala
23 - Milano, Italy - Zoe Club
24 – Rome, Italy - Traffic Club
27 - Toulouse, France - Aero *
28 – Nantes, France - Ferrailleur*
29 – Paris, France - Glazart*
30 – Dunkerque, France - 4 Ecluses*
31 – Rouen, France - 106* More...

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Obscura Posts "Omnivium" European Tour Trailer

Technical death metal titans Obscura have an upcoming European tour featuring Spawn of Possession, Gorod, and Exivious. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the "Omnivium" tour, which can be found after the jump. The dates are as follows:

09.03.12 Germany Stuttgart @ Universum
10.03.12 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
11.03.12 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
12.03.12 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
13.03.12 Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen
14.03.12 Norway Oslo @ Betong
15.03.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Templet
16.03.12 Germany Jena @ Rosenkeller
17.03.12 Germany Bischofswerda @ Eastclub
18.03.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Black Pes
19.03.12 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal
20.03.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk
21.03.12 Austria Wien @ Arena
22.03.12 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
23.03.12 Italy Milano @ Zoe Club
24.03.12 Italy Rome @ Traffic Club
25.03.12 Italy Bologna @ Blogos
26.03.12 Switzerland Zürich @ Werk 21
27.03.12 France Toulouse @ Dynamo
28.03.12 France Nantes @ Ferrailleur
29.03.12 France Paris @ Glazart
30.03.12 France Dunkerque @ 4 Ecluses
31.03.12 France Rouen @ 106
01.04.12 UK Manchester @ Moho Live
02.04.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
03.04.12 UK Bristol @ The Croft
04.04.12 UK London @ Underworld
05.04.12 Belgium Vosselaar @ Biebob
06.04.12 Holland Haarlem @ Patronaat
07.04.12 Germany Köln @ Underground More...

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Obscura Comments On European 2012 Dates

German technical/progressive metal titans Obscura have announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album "Omnivium." Support on the tour will come from label-mates Spawn of Possession, French tech-death maestros Gorod, and Dutch metallers Exivious.

The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then march through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. A complete listing of dates is listed below. Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run:

"We are stoked to announce our upcoming European headlining tour to support our newest album 'Omnivium'! With our label-mates Spawn of Possession, tech-death lunatics Gorod and the fusion influenced Exivious this tour is a must for everyone who is into progressive music. This is the ultimate shredfest of the year!"

Additionally, Obscura recently announced a demo collection entitled "Illegimitation," which will be released by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The album's track listing, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.

The band's tour dates are as follows: More...

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Spawn Of Possession To Support Obscura

Spawn of Possession has announced it will be supporting German technical death metal act Obscura for a European tour in March, 2012. Gorod and Exivious are rounding out the bill. You can check out the tour poster below, or find full details on the dates and venues for the tour at this location.

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Prog Sphere Offers Free "Generation Prog" Sampler

Prog Sphere is offering a free sampler download ahead of the Generation Prog Festival in Nurenburg, Germany, which is scheduled for September 23-24, 2011. The sampler is available at this location.

The track list for the sampler:

1. Haken – "The Point Of No Return" (from "Aquarius")
2. Relocator – "Aavishkar" (taken from "Relocator")
3. Effloresce – "Sunset in the Snowdome" (taken from "Shades of Fate")
4. Exivious – "Waves Of Thought" (taken from "Exivious")
5. Theory Of Elements – "In the End" (taken from "Faces")
6. To-Mera – "Earthbound" (Bonus Track) (taken from "Earthbound")
7. Andromeda – "Veil of Illumination" (taken from "The Immunity Zone")

A parial list of the "Generation Prog 2011" festival schedule:

Friday, September, 23, 2011:

23:15 Haken
21:50 Exivious
20:25 Effloresce
19:30 Ocean Spout

Saturday, September 24, 2011:

23:00 Andromeda
21:45 Relocator
20:25 Subsignal
19:30 Theory of Elements

For more information on the festival, visit this location.

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Prog Sphere Offering Free Compilation Download

Grayceon has issued the following announcement about the song "Shellmounds" being included on a free digital compilation album:

"We are pleased to be a part of Prog Sphere's Progstravaganza Compilation of Awesomeness-Part V! This compilation includes bands from all over the world and is FREE to download from their site.

"Grayceon's track, 'Shellmounds,' is included in the compilation, so get over there and download it today and enjoy some great music for FREE!"

The album can be downloaded directly at this location and the track listing is as follows:

EXIVIOUS – Waves of Thought
MIOSIS – The Lucid
AGNOSIA – Adrift Into Lie
FORNOST ARNOR – The Tragedy of Delusion
AZURE AGONY – Mystic Interiors
RELOCATOR – The Alchemist
ECHOES – Despair
BLOTTED SCIENCE – Laser Lobotomy
HEMINA – And Now to Find a Friend
NEUROMIST – Reason Crusade
EXIST – Writhe
ALLEY – Days for Gray
A FOREST OF STARS – Raven’s Eye View
FINNR’S CANE – The Hope for Spring
ERYN NON DAE. – Existence Asleep
7th NEMESIS – Distorted Mass (of Unformed Matter)
GRAYCEON – Shellmounds

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Exivious Calls It A Day

Fusion metal band Exivious has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:

"Dear Exivious community, for the first time since the release of our debut album back in May of 2009 I'm afraid we have to bring some really sad news. After careful consideration we decided to officially pull the plug on Exivious.

"It's not a secret that this band and the album we released last year are very dear to me personally, but also to the rest of the band who put in the best their talent and creativity had to offer to create something really unique. But besides our personal experience, we feel all of you out there who supported us the past year are part of our Exivious community as well and as such you guys deserve a proper explanation of what's happening.

"We're in a situation right now where we are simply unable to give Exivious the attention and love we believe it deserves. All four of us are completely consumed by other activities and it doesn't seem like this is going to change anytime soon. So instead of slowly letting our beloved band bleed to death, we rather put it to sleep ourselves. In retrospect, we were completely blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response from both our listeners but also the press who reviewed our album. Never did we expect to get such a warm and enthusiastic reaction to our crazy music. With this in mind we'd like to thank all of you who supported us by picking up a copy of our album in the past year! More...

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The Apparatus Posts Free Underground Compilation

The Apparatus has posted volume 2 of their free compilation of music for download here. The bands included in this free compilation are:

+\- (UA)
Baring Teeth (TX, USA)
Cyclamen (UK)
The Dr. Orphyus Project (NY, USA)
Exivious (NL)
Hayworth (RI, USA)
Headkase (AUS)
Hemerah (FRA)
Innerty (FRA)
Nervaxis (UK)
The Omega Experiment
The Pant Factory (TX, USA)
Reign the Absolute (RUS)
Quarter the Villain (FL, USA)

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Exivious Streaming Entire Self-Titled Album Online

Fusion metal band Exivious, which features Tymon and Robin Zielhorst of Cynic, has issued the following announcement about streaming their self-titled album online:

"This is your chance to check out our album without buying it! We decided to offer our entire album for streaming on both our official website and our MySpace. Check it out, spread the word and most of all: enjoy!"

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New Quietus MP3 Posted Online

A brand new Quietus mp3 has just been released on the official Quietus site, "Destroyer of Worlds," the title track from Quietus' 2002 demo, which has been re-recorded with the new drummer, Iwan Hendrikx. He used this as his audition for the band and refined the tracks for use in the new studio recording. Not only did it sound incredible, but he added his own groove into it and made some changes in a few parts. This really helps out in the songwriting process and smoothes out the edges. Also, Iwan mixed and mastered the song along with fellow Exivious bandmate Tymon Krudenier. The new version of "Destroyer..." is just a taste of what they're doing for the full-length debut CD, "BOW," which is already in the works. Scratch tracks have been recorded and edited, and recording will start shortly.

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