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Formed: 1989
From: Coventry, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cathedral News

Below is our complete Cathedral 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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Bloodstock 2005 Nearing Final Lineup

The lineup is close to finalized for Bloodstock 2005 at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd-3rd September. As it stands, there is a wide mix of Thrash, Gothic, Doom, Heavy, Classic, Femme, Power, Metal, and more. The lineup is looking like this:

Friday 2nd September 2005 (Doors 4.00pm) - BATTLE METAL NIGHT


HAMMERFALL (headline)
STORMWARRIOR (+ Kai Hansen exclusive Helloween set)


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Cathedral To Enter Studio

British doomsters CATHEDRAL will enter New Rising studios later this month with producer Warren Ryker (Down, Crowbar) to record their eighth full-length album.

Tentatively titled "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", the follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming" marks the band's debut release for new home, Nuclear Blast.

When asked to comment, vocalist Lee Dorrian had this to say: "We're are really excited about the new material, it's a lot heavier and slightly more unusual than our last album. It will be an album of two halfs, shall we say; though I'm not really going to give much more away than that, at this stage."

After a career lasting over 15 years, the band have seen many trends come and go, yet have continued forge ahead with their own interpretation of classic metal/rock with dark psychedelic/progressive leanings, seemingly non-fazed by the ever-changing face of modern metal. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Tree of Life & Death", "Upon Azraels Wings", "Corpsecycle" and "Oro the Manslayer".

"The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" will once again feature the epic artwork of long-standing CATHEDRAL sleeve artist Dave Patchett. The album is scheduled for an autumn release.

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COB, Hammerfall To Headline Bloodstock 2005 Fests

BLOODSTOCK 2005 will comprise 2 separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR ( B-O-A ) will take place on June 24th-25th 2005 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual BLOODSTOCK05 – UK Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on 2nd-3rd September 2005.

With the indoor festival now having reached capacity within the current location, the next logical step was to find an additional location, and the decision to go outdoors was an easy choice to make as the UK does not have an outdoor Euro-style Metal festival along the lines of Wacken, Bang Your Head and Summer Breeze (DE), Gods of Metal (ITA), Sweden Rock (SWE), Graspop (B), Dynamo (N) and so many more. The current choice of venue, Catton Hall, offers a fantastic location within a rural setting, centrally located within the UK for all areas to reach easily, and yes, camping will be provided. Our initial capacity is for up to 8,000 with further growth at the site to accommodate 20,000 within a few more years. More...

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"Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" Details

Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:

Disc 1:

01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"

Disc 2: More...

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Cathedral To Play Three Final 2004 Shows

Following on from the success of their controversial UK tour with HIM, Cathedral are to play three final shows to round off 2004. Firstly Bradford Rios on Dec. 10th, followed by a visit to London, The Garage on Dec 11th. Support for both these shows will be from very special guests, Witchcraft from Sweden. Finally the band will play a final 2004 show as special guests to Paradise Lost on their only UK appearance at Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall Dec 16th. The band are currently in negotiations with various producers and plan to enter the studio in February 2005 to commence recording of their eighth album & debut for Nuclear Blast records, tentatively titled "Seeds of Decay."

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Cathedral To Support Paradise Lost In England

British cult doom rockers Cathedral have been confirmed as the support act for Paradise Lost at their December 16 gig at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England.

As previously reported, Cathedral have set "Seeds of Decay" as the working title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due in February/March 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming" include "Oro the Manslayer", "Corpsecycle", "Sabbadaius Sabbattum", "Eripmav Moon", "This Body Thy Tomb", "Everything Is Dying" and "Upon Azraels Wings". The album will once more feature the epic cover art of longtime Cathedral artist Dave Patchett. The band were previously signed to Dream Catcher Records in Europe and Spitfire Records in the U.S.

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H.I.M. Sign With Sire Records

Following several months of negotiations, Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have confirmed that they have signed an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Sire Records. The agreement covers four successive releases and an option for fifth, and includes not only Europe but also the U.S., Japan and Australia.

Sire Records, part of the Warner Music Group, is one of the most legendary American labels and the original home of The Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna.

The Sire deal, which was announced by Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and President Michael Goldstone, does not include Finland, where future H.I.M. records will be released on the band's own Heartagram label.

H.I.M. singer/main songwriter Ville Valo has been working on new material over the summer and the band hope to start producing their next album in January or February.

Later this year, H.I.M. will be touring the U.K. and the U.S. Support on the U.K. dates will come from Cathedral, while the opening bands in the U.S. will be Melissa Auf Der Maur (ex-Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) and Monster Magnet. Exact cities and dates for the U.S. tour will be announced shortly.

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Cathedral Recording New Album

The legendary Doom masters of Cathedral are amidst their recordings for their sixth studio album. The long-expected opuses of the British cult band around front man Lee Dorian is called “Seeds of Decay“ at present and contains tracks like “Oro the Manslayer,“ “Corpsecycle,“ “Sabbadaius Sabbattum,“ “Eripmav Moon,“ “This Body Thy Tomb,“ “Everything Is Dying“ and “Upon Azraels Wings.“ Dave Patchett, who did a lot of Cathedral covers yet and is famous for his exceptional works, has once again been chosen to created the epic artwork.

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New 4Q Radio Show, Seek Opening European Act

4Q Radio have thrown up a brand new show. The station, which will be on tour following Out for Blood later this Summer, is working with Coventry's Devilgrind Promotions in the hunt for a European act to open up for Century Media's Stampin' Ground at the Jailhouse on July 27th.

The show that is available for listening at www.4qradio.com is as follows:

Stampin' Ground
Soilent Green
My War
Black Label Society
Murder One
Out for Blood
Sworn Enemy
Johny Truant

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