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From: Cyprus
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Latest Blynd News

Below is our complete Blynd 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.

Blynd Working On New Album

Blynd is currently working on a new album and follow-up to "Punishment Unfolds" (reviewed here). The group has now checked in with the following brief update:

"Its Sunday and we are working instead of relaxing. The pre-production is going great, and we'll be posting more pics and videos soon, cheers!"

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Blynd Drops Off Nile Tour

Cyprus metal act Blynd has checked in with the following announcement about dropping off the band's planned tour with Nile, which was to kick off at the end of the month:

"Some good things end before they even start! Due to some unfortunate last minute circumstances and personal/professional obligations beyond our control, we were forced to drop out of the Nile tour. We did our best to work around it, but it proved to be impossible.

"We would like to thank Massive Music for the offer and we are sure that we will meet again in the future. Instead, we will continue working on our new album, you can be sure it's going to be something very special. See you all soon, HORNS UP!!"

You can also check out three tracks off Blynd's "Punishment Unfolds" album over at this location.

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Blynd Added To Nile European Tour

Cyprus metal act Blynd announced that the band will be joining Nile on the upcoming "At the Gates of Sethu" European tour with Ex Deo and Svart Crown. You can also check out our review of Blynd's "Punishment Unfolds" album right here.

Confirmed dates of Blynd's performances on the tour include:

30.08.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
31.08.2013 (POL) Wroclaw / Firlej*
01.09.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club*
02.09.2013 (A ) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
03.09.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Club 202
04.09.2013 (CZ) Prague / Nova Chmelnice
05.09.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
06.09.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
07.09.2013 (CH) Spreitenbach / OPEN CIRCLE FESTIVAL
08.09.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruchtheater
10.09.2013 (UK) London / The Garage
11.09.2013 (UK) Manchester / Sound Control
12.09.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
13.09.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
14.09.2013 (UK) Dudley / Rock Zombie
15.09.2013 (UK) Brighton / The Haunt

* special guest VADER!

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Blynd Writing New Material

Cyprus act Blynd has announced the band is beginning to write new material to follow the "Punishment Unfolds" release (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Well its always great to play home! Thank you all for coming last night and moshing with us until the end (even if it was on a Monday night) you where amazing! We would like to thank also the great En Psychro, our new brothers Desert Near The End, and of course the great crew (you know who you are).

"We will take some days of and after that we gonna hit our studio to start writing the new material for our next album, we will though announce one more concert to promote The Punishment album most likely to be in the great city of Larnaca, its being to long to play there! Cheers everybody!!"

You can check out the band's music by listening to three songs off the latest album at this location.

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Cyprus Metal Compilation In The Works

Pitch Black Records is extremely proud to announce the release of a compilation album featuring bands from Cyprus.

The compilation is titled “Bloodbrothers II – A Compilation of Recordings by Rock/Metal Bands From Cyprus," and it celebrates the legacy of the original “Bloodbrothers” compilation, released in 1997 and now considered a hard-to-find, cult classic. “Bloodbrothers II” is available for pre-order here.

Including power, traditional, thrash, death metal, alternative, progressive, and punk rock, “Bloodbrothers II” aims to showcase some of the most talented bands Cyprus currently has to offer. Pitch Black Records comments:

"The title of the compilation refers to the strong ties between members of the Cyprus scene. It may be a small scene but it is (and has always been) one that is very strong, proud and united, full of passion and support for one another. Turning the phrase 'blood brothers' into one word is a deliberate attempt to further emphasize this strong bond that exists between the members of the Cyprus scene.

"Including new and unreleased material from internationally renowned bands (such as 'Fallen Angels and Lost Souls' of scene veterans Armageddon and Arrayan Path’s 'The Bible Bleeds'), cherished classics from the Cyprus underground and the first exciting blasts from a fresh, new generation, 'Bloodbrothers II' runs the gamut from mega-studio-awesomeness to raw garage demo; but the musicianship and passion are evident throughout this compilation!

"'Bloodbrothers II' will only be available on CD, at a special discounted price. It will be released in Cyprus first, on May 28th and worldwide on June 10th. The first 100 ordered from the Pitch Black Records online store will also include the original 'Bloodbrothers' compilation as a bonus disc! More...

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Pitch Black Records Offering Free Sampler

Pitch Black Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a free sampler in celebration of the label's fifth anniversary:

"When we were putting together our first release back in 2008 we knew that we were going to continue doing this for a long time afterwards. This was obvious from the sheer passion and dedication we found ourselves putting into that first release and this hasn’t changed one bit for any of our releases that followed later on.

"Five years might not sound much (or even 20 releases for that matter) but hey, we never bragged about being the biggest label ever! Besides, we pride ourselves in that what we lack in quantity we most certainly make up in quality! Each and every one of our releases has received a fair share of enthusiastic reviews, many of those releases have been included in 'best of the year' lists by various writers and reviewers while others have received significant distinctions. Of course we’re not forgetting the fans and how they have all embraced Pitch Black Records and our releases so a HUGE thanks to you as well for being part of this.

"During the last five years we have established some good solid relationships and friendships, both with business partners as well as with the artists we have had the honor of working with and releasing their work. Even more exciting things are happening this year, some of which include an important new distribution deal for North America (details to be announced soon), some great new releases (including new albums by Illnath and Arrayan Path) our new and revamped online store already in operation and our just-released free mobile app (currently available for Android, coming soon for iPad and iPhone). We are also working on a compilation album that will be very special in lots of ways. More...

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Blynd Premieres Three New Tracks Online

After snagging the premiere of the music video for "The Chosen Few," we are now stoked to bring you more new music from the burgeoning Cyprus metallers Blynd.

The band's sophomore full-length album "Punishment Unfolds" is set to devastate the metal world in a mere five days, becoming available on November 20th, 2012 through Pitch Black Records.

If "The Chosen Few" wasn't enough for you, now you can hear three more tracks from the release through the widget below (the player may take a few moments to load the tracks after hitting "play"). Headbang along with the pummeling "Arrival of the Gods," "As Punishment Unfolds," and "Never For The Fallen" below, or read our review of the full album right here.

"Punishment Unfolds" features artwork by the iconic Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh and includes guest appearances by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and George Charalambous (Winter's Verge). The tracks will be available for digital download through Amazon.com here.

The album's complete track listing is:

1. Divine Gathering (2:16)
2. Arrival of the Gods (4:53)
3. As Punishment Unfolds (4:32)
4. Never for the Fallen (4:50)
5. The Chosen Few (4:36)
6. Convicted in the Devil’s Land (5:25)
7. Sins to the Cross (4:47)
8. The Final Resistance (4:18)
9. Divine Conspiracy (4:08)
10. Infinity Race (5:17)
11. The Chosen Few – video (bonus) More...

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Blynd Premieres New Music Video "The Chosen Few"

Metalunderground.com is very proud to exclusively premiere a brand new video clip today from up-and-coming Cyprus based death/thrash act Blynd. Get a heavy dose of melodic style death metal with some serious groove to it in "The Chosen Few" video below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below (use the "change quality" button in the player to choose HD).

"The Chosen Few" is taken from Blynd's upcoming sophomore full-length effort "Punishment Unfolds," due out this coming November 20th, 2012 through independent record label Pitch Black Records.

The artwork, created by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, is available after the jump. With the injection of a bit of symphonic sounding mayhem halfway through the video, it appears artwork may not be the only influence Septicflesh impressed on the band. You can also find more info on Blynd via Facebook here.

“Punishment Unfolds” features guest appearances by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and George Charalambous (Winter's Verge) and is set for release just in time before the band embarks on yet another tour, which kicks off on November 27th. A full listing of tour dates can be found below. More...

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Blynd Reveals "Punishment Unfolds" Artwork

Cyprus act Blynd recently announced its signing to Pitch Black Records for the release of upcoming new album "Punishment Unfolds" on November 20th, 2012. The cover artwork for the release, created by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, has now been released and can be viewed below.

You can also listen to a song off the album titled "The Chosen Few" at this location. The track listing for "Punishment Unfolds" is as follows:

1. Divine Gathering
2. Arrival of the Gods
3. As Punishment Unfolds
4. Never for the Fallen
5. The Chosen Few
6. Convicted in the Devil’s Land
7. Sins to the Cross
8. The Final Resistance
9. Divine Conspiracy
10. Infinity Race
11. The Chosen Few – video (bonus) More...

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Blynd Signs To Pitch Black Records

Pitch Black Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Blynd to release a new album:

"It’s with extreme pleasure that we welcome one of Cyprus’ most established bands into our roster. Blynd was formed in 2003 and has since released since then 2 EPs and a full length album ('The Enemy,' 2010).

"Blynd's massive thrash/death sound gets everybody moving and moshing right from the first note and this is evident by the crowd reaction during their many live shows in Cyprus and abroad. Blynd participated at this summer’s Bloodstock Festival after winning a local battle of the bands competition and have also toured with Sodom during the Legions Tour 2011 while in recent years they have provided support for bands such as Children of Bodom, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, and Septic Flesh. Blynd's new album, 'Punishment Unfolds' will simply… unfold (yes, pun intended) a 'smack-in-the-face-don’t-know-what-hit-me' upon listening! It features 10 tracks of utter brutality."

“Punishment Unfolds” features guest appearances by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and George Charalambous (Winter's Verge) and is set for release on November 20th, just in time before the band embarks on yet another tour, which kicks off on November 27th. Check out the song "The Chosen Few" below. The full track listing is as follows: More...

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