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Wallachia

From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Wallachia News

Below is our complete Wallachia 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.

Bands Reflect On David Gold's Passing

Five years ago the metal scene lost a champion when David Gold from Woods Of Ypres died in a car crash.

Now on the fifth anniversary of that sad event, bands from around the world are sharing their remembrances of David and their thoughts on how Woods Of Ypres influenced them.

Wallachia had this to say: "December 21st - The longest night of the year. In memory of David Gold from Woods of Ypres. 5 years ago on this date, David was tragically killed in a roadside accident on the Canadian Highway, on the way home to unite with his family for the Holidays.

"David was one of the nicest persons I've ever been in touch with in the underground music scene, and he was so enthusiastic over the fact that his music had reached far up North - to the lands were a lot of his own influences came from.

"Woods of Ypres is by far the band that has influenced me the most during this past decade, and a lot of David's songs and lyrics feel tailor-made to my own personality and life experiences.
Thank you, David, for continuing to inspire and enlighten even now after your passing. Rest in Ypres, my friend." More...

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Wallachia Announces New Guitarist

Wallachia issued the following announcement about officially recruiting a new member:

"Introducing Paal André Sandnesmo to join the Wallachia line-up for 2015 live shows on lead guitars and backing vocals.

"Paal is already a part of Wallachia since 2006 and has helped me out with doing the instrumental pre-production for both the 2nd and 3rd album, and he brought in some additional ideas to the songs and arrangements.

"He is a multi-talented musician and plays in the Norwegian death metal band No Dawn from my town. I'm super-happy to have him as a part of the team." More...

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Wallachia Streams New Track

Wallachia has posted a new song online, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

"New song 'Crossing the Oceans of Time' is now also available to find on the Bandcamp page. This is a very rough pre-production of one of the songs for the upcoming album featuring Lars Stavdal: All guitars and Paal André Sandnesmo: Orchestra & drums."

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Wallachia Unveils New Album Details

The title, artwork, and full track listing of Wallachia's upcoming third full-length album have now been unveiled. The album will be available on CD this coming November 16th (January 8th 2013 in North America), and a teaser trailer can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued:

"Recorded, mixed & mastered at Soundtempel Studios, 'Shunya' is an introspective, instantly-accessible Metal album that stays faithful to the epic-sounding natural rawness that has been Wallachia's trademark since the mid-90s. Artwork was crafted by Romanian artist Laura Sava."

1. Dual Nothingness
2. Gloria In Excelsis Ego
3. Ksatriya
4. Enlightened By Deception
5. Hypotheist
6. Nostalgia Among The Ruins Of Common Sense
7. Harbinger Of Vacuumanity
8. Emotional Ground Zero More...

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Wallachia Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Norway's Wallachia for the release of a new album:

"For those of you who remember the amazing French label Velvet Music International, you might be familiar with Blut Aus Nord's hitherto label-brothers Wallachia.

"Emerging from the mind of Lars Stavdal in 1992, the one-man project has released a demo and two albums since then. The latest, 'Ceremony Of Ascension' (2009), presented a pretty modern face of Wallachia and received a warm reception from fans.

"Having inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions, Lars is currently working on the third album, 'Shunya.'"

According to Lars, "'Shunya' is a very personal and gloomy record for me, taking more inspiration from my own life and experiences rather than exterior subjects. It dives further into the melancholic sound of Wallachia and contains a lot of bleak atmosphere. At the same time, it's faster and rawer. I'm enthusiastic about the songs and about the co-operation with Debemur Morti Productions."

Recording will take place in July at Stefan Traunmüller's Soundtempel Studio, with the album set for release by the end of the year.

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