"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2009
From: Guildford, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Orestea News

Below is our complete Orestea 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.

Orestea Parts With Guitarist, Working On Album

U.K. band Orestea has issued the following statement about parting ways with one member and working on an upcoming album:

"So, we've got a couple of announcements to make. One of which won't come as a surprise to a few of you that have seen us play so far this year.

"Firstly, Jake is no longer with the band. He had to call it a day for personal reasons last year. We didn't really want to announce this when it happened because it came at a time where we knew we would have to take a bit of a time out anyway, to write new stuff and to get our own work/financial stuff sorted out a bit.

"Being in a band is a number of things, it's SUPER fun and exciting, but also really hard work, expensive and time consuming. We needed to be in a place where we were totally ready to put out new material.

"With that in mind....we are happy to announce that we are currently in the studio recording the next release! We are so proud of the stuff we have written for this and we hope you love it as much as we do. More...

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Orestea Announces New Live Shows

Orestea will be heading out for a brief run of European tour dates in September, with details available in the tour poster below. The band also comments:

"We are going on tour in September with our good pals ESO! Who's coming to hang out with us? Share this poster around, tweet it, pop it on your blog, print it out and stick it on your face so that when you walk around everyone will see it (ok, that last one was a bit silly). See you on the road!" More...

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Orestea Releases "The Game" Video

Orestea has released a new music video for "The Game," which is the first single from new EP "This Is An Overture." Check out the video below.

The band's new EP is also currently available to pre-order now from this location. "This is an Overture" is due out on September 1st, 2012.


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Orestea Announces New EP, Unveil Artwork

U.K. gothic metal band Orestea announced that the band will release a new EP entitled "This is An Overture" on September 10, 2012. Pre-order bundles are available at this location.

All pre-orders the will also receive an exclusive acoustic version the EP as a digital download, and be the first view the band's new music video for the single "The Game."

The album art can be seen here:

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Orestea Announces Departure Of Guitarist

U.K. gothic metal band Orestea announced that guitarist Luke Genders has left the band due to personal reasons. The band made the following statement on its Facebook Page:

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have to announce the departure of our long standing guitarist Luke Genders due to personal reasons.

"Luke has been with us right from the start and we have had some of the best times as a group. Situations have however arisen which have made him unable to continue his role within the band. We wish him the best of luck in everything he goes on to do in the future."

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