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Beyond the Embrace

Formed: 2000
From: New Bedford, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Beyond the Embrace News

Below is our complete Beyond the Embrace 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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Frozen Posts New Album Teaser Online

Unsigned Massachusetts progressive death metal has posted a seven minute album teaser their MySpace page.

Frozen's current lineup is as follows:

Kenny Benda - Vocals (Beyond the Embrace)
Mike Abdow - Guitars (Tempus Mori)
Jon Morency - Bass
Peter Rutcho - Keyboards (Vomitron, Graveheart, Armory)
Colin Conway - Drums, Vocals (Cannae)

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Beyond The Embrace Prepare New Album

Beyond The Embrace recently entered their project studio, Drowning Sun Recordings, in Massachusetts to finish the songwriting process for their next Metal Blade Records release. The group expects to begin tracking the effort late this spring.

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Therion Engulf BBkings Into Their World

On Wednesday, September 14th I went to BBkings in New York City, NY to see Therion and Beyond the Embrace. As I walked into the venue as doors opened, I saw about six people standing around waiting for the concert to start. I met up with a friend and chilled until it started. What was scary was how we were the only people there until about 15 minutes before Beyond the Embrace took the stage. About 30 people showed up in those 15 minutes. I was scared that Therion drastically undersold the show. I was very wrong. By the time Beyond the Embrace finished the venue was packed. I didn’t even notice how many people were pouring in, since I was front row out of the three rows of people there. By the time Therion was playing I couldn’t move. Before Beyond the Embrace took the stage, I thought I saw Brian Fair from Shadows Fall hanging out at the bar, but wasn’t sure, so I went up to him and said, “Hey, what’s up”. Turns out it was him and he was cool. We had a short conversation because the concert started and it would be nearly impossible to hear each other. More...

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Beyond The Embrace Check In From The Road

Massachusetts’ BEYOND THE EMBRACE have posted the following road report at their official website:

"Well this tour has been great but hard. It seems that when we left Massachusetts in February a cloud has been following us supplying us with freezing cold and snow straight across the country. We had a break in Texas but it's back. But as always we can deal. In some unfortunate news Shawn has had a death in the family so he had to fly home and we were forced to drop off a few shows: Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg and the Augusta, GA show was cancelled.

So, we apologize to anyone who was heading to those shows for us. Green Carnation however will still be performing so check them out. We'd like to thank Green Carnation for being some of the coolest people we've ever toured with. They're an amazing live band and outstanding guys. We will be performing at the last two shows of the tour: The Sidebar in Maryland, and Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia." More...

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Green Carnation Announce N. American Tour

Norwegian prog masters Green Carnation are headed back to North America for a full tour starting February 24 th, 2006.

The band, who was last in North America as headliner of the Day Of The Equinox festival held in October, will be touring in support of their upcoming album ‘Acoustic Verses' out on January 24th , 2006 (via The End Records in North America).

Confirmed tour dates (with Beyond the Embrace):

Feb. 24 Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joes
Feb. 25 Albany, NY - Valentines
Feb. 26 Chicaopee, MA - Cabot St.
Feb. 27 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
Feb. 28 Akron, OH - Voodoo Nightclub
Mar. 01 Clinton Township, MI - TNT's
Mar. 02 Cudahy, WI - Vnuks
Mar. 03 Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
Mar. 04 Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
Mar. 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
Mar. 07 Boise, ID - The Core
Mar. 08 Spokane, WA - The Boulevard
Mar. 09 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 10 Portland, OR - Rock And Roll Pizza
Mar. 12 Sacramento, CA - The Roadhouse
Mar. 13 Los Angeles, CA - Zen Sushi
Mar. 15 El Paso, TX - House Of Rock And Roll
Mar. 16 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
Mar. 23 Fayetteville, NC - Jesters
Mar. 24 Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
Mar. 25 Myrtle Beach, SC - The Social
Mar. 26 Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
Mar. 28 Baltimore, MD - The Sidebar
Apr. 01 Toronto, ON - The Marquee

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Beyond The Embrace Announce New Drummer

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have enlisted drummer Steve Bolognese of the band KAGE to take up drumming duties for the band. BEYOND THE EMBRACE will debut their new drummer December 23 at The New Wave Cafe's "Metal X-mas" show in New Bedford, Mass. The band will then commence writing material for their third, as-yet-untitled release, tentatively due next summer. Touring plans are in the works for late February.

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Beyond The Embrace Part Ways With Drummer

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have parted ways with longtime friend and drummer Kevin Camille. The band will be auditioning drummers throughout November. If you live in the New Bedford, MA area and are interested in auditioning, please send a recording of your playing to:

Beyond the Embrace
P.O. Box 40544
New Bedford, MA 02744

Or e-mail MP3s to mail@beyondtheembrace.com.

"We are hoping to find a new drummer by the end of the year so that we can resume the songwriting process," the band write in a press release. "We are also currently working on some touring plans for February 2006. More info on that will be available soon."

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Boston Music Awards

Godsmack, Beyond the Embrace, The Dresden Dolls, and Aerosmith's Joe Perry have all been nominated for Boston Music Awards. To vote for your favorite artist, go to the following link, http://www.nemoboston.com/bma/index.html

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World Series Of Metal Lineup Announced

The lineup for the "World Series of Metal," a two day festival in Cleveland, OH at the House of Blues, has been announced:

September 9th: JOHN OLIVA'S PAIN, THERION, BEYOND FEAR, CHRIS CAFFERY, BEYOND THE EMBRACE

September 10th: OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, DEAD TO FALL

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Beyond The Embrace Pull Out of M.O.D., Crisis Tour

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet Beyond The Embrace have dropped off of the M.O.D./Crisis tour this June "due to bandmember personal issues," according to an official press release. "We apologize to all of our fans that were planning to come and support us at the shows. We'll be back out hopefully to the West Coast/Midwest before the year is over. We'll definitely be out on tour with Therion in September for the East Coast and Canadian leg of the tour."

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Official Killith Fair Tour Website Launched

The Official Killith Fair tour (Crisis, M.O.D. and Jacknife) website is now live - http://www.killithfair.com. There is info for all 3 bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates. Also note that Beyond The Embrace will play the June 28th show in Attleboro, MA at Jarrod's Place. All the shows are all ages.

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Crisis To Support M.O.D., New Video For Download

Crisis has been confirmed as the main support to the M.O.D. tour starting early June. Beyond The Embrace will open as well.

The new Crisis video "Waking The Dead" is available for download. The files are in QuickTime and are available in 3 different sizes. "Waking the Dead" was directed by Nicole Phillips, filmed by Richard Stark and Mark Mauricio, edited by Rajeev Dassani.

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Amorphis, Into Eternity, et al Photos Posted

On Sunday March 20th I went to BBkings to interview Into Eternity and take photos at the show. Check out the photos here

I also wrote a report of the show, which can be read here. The interview can be read here.

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Report: Into Eternity Show at BBkings, NYC

As I walked into BB kings on March 20th 2005, I wasn’t prepared for the night of madness ahead of me. I see an almost empty room of fans sitting and talking while they wait for the opening act. I was at the front of the line for this show, but the line was short. By the time the first band started playing I looked around to notice if anyone else had come in, they had, but they didn’t feel like standing up front. I felt like I was at a small local club for my friend’s band. Also without a barrier the experience became more intimate. More...

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Into Eternity To Support Stratovarius On Fall Tour

Currently on tour with Amorphis in support of their 2004 release Buried In Oblivion, Canada’s INTO ETERNITY have been added to Stratovarius’ fall tour package. Vocalist/lead guitarist Tim Roth commented, “We are really excited to be touring with Stratovarius and see this as an ideal package. We will be playing in front of a completely new audience, one for which we haven’t had the opportunity to play. All of us have been Stratovarius fans for years. We are fans of Tolkki’s guitar playing, Kotipelto’s voice, and also of Jens Johansson (keyboards) ever since he played with Yngwie Malmsteen. We met Kotipelto at ProgPower USA V last year and we begged him to take Into Eternity on tour, and now it’s a reality.”

After the Amorphis dates, INTO ETERNITY will play headlining shows across the Midwest and Canada. The complete list of Into Eternity's tour dates follow: More...

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Amorphis Tour Dates

Amorphis will be touring America with Beyond the Embrace, Single Bullet Theory, and Into Eternity. Dates are as follows:

3/2 The Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ
3/3 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
3/4 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
3/5 The Pound at Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
3/6 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR
3/7 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/9 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
3/10 Ranch Bowl – Omaha, NE
3/11 Pop's – Sauget, IL
3/12 Ascot Room – Minneapolis, MN
3/14 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/15 Club Rockit – Toronto, ON
3/16 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC
3/18 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
3/19 Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/20 B.B. King's – New York, NY
3/21 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
3/22 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
3/23 Thunderdome – Baltimore, MD
3/24 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
3/25 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/26 Masquerade – Tampa, FL
3/27 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/29 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
3/28 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
3/30 Downtown – Farmingdale, NY
3/31 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
4/1 Webster Theatre/Underground – Hartford, CT
4/2 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY

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Beyond the Embrace to Tour with Therion

Beyond the Embrace will be opeing the following shows for Therion:

September 10 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 11 - Quebec City, QC @ Capitol Theatre
September 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
September 13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

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Into Eternity Lauch Revamped Website

Canadian progressive death metallers Into Eternity have launched their newly revamped official website here. Guitarist/vocalist Tim Roth sends this message to fans worldwide:

Hello Everyone! Into Eternity has a new website address! Our friend Marlies Wobben just finished designing it after weeks of hard work. The official site is now www.Into Eternity.net. For now we still have the same message board where fans can get answers to questions directly from the band or check out the latest Into Eternity guitar tabs. More info will be added shortly.

Adam (drums) and Stu (vocals) arrive in Regina in a few weeks to finish rehearsing for our U.S. tour with Amorphis. After the tour wraps up in early April, we will continue on with some Western Canadian dates, to be announced soon.

Our new lineup's first official gig will be on Feb. 25th in our hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. It will be held at The State with openers Cessate and Stillseed. Hopefully we will see everyone on the road very soon and thanks for all the support and keep it metal!

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Amorphis Announce New Vocalist

The Finnish long time metal outfit Amorphis have finally found a new vocalist to replace Pasi Koskinen. The new vocalist found from the band's friends, from a local band NeverGreen, is called Tomi Joutsen who has been hired to handle all the vocal duties. Joutsen's debut gig was witnessed at the benefit gig arranged to help the victims of tsunami. According to the interview of Tomi Joutsen given to Iltalehti he unveiled to be digging the melancholic music from where Amorphis ladles all the inspiration and willing to do some growling vocals in the future. Amorphis has been working on the material for the new album and will be entering the studio by the end of spring. Meanwhile the Finnish melancholic metallers will head out to tour to The States and Mexico together with Into Eternity and Beyond The Embrace.

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