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Tiamat

Formed: 1989
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Tiamat News

Below is our complete Tiamat 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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Tiamat Posts In-Studio Video

Gothic metal band Tiamat is currently at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm working on a new album to be titled "The Scarred People. The band has now posted a brief video clip from the studio online, which can be viewed at Facebook.

"The Scarred People," Tiamat's upcoming 10th album, will follow the band's 2008 release "Amanathes" (reviewed here).

The album's release is tentatively scheduled for October 2012 through Napalm Records, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Tiamat Recording New Album

Napalm Records announced today that Gothic metal act Tiamat is currently in the studio recording tracks for a 10th studio album to be titled "The Scarred People," which will follow the band's 2008 release "Amanathes" (reviewed here).

Recording is taking place in the renowned Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with Siggi Bemm producing. You can follow the recording progress and check out photos from the studio on the band's Facebook page.

The album's release is tentatively scheduled for October 2012, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Tiamat Sign With Napalm Records

Legendary gothic metal band Tiamat announced today that it signed on with Napalm Records. Founder Johan Edlund had this to say about the signing:

"We are very proud to announce that Tiamat have signed to Napalm Records, home of great bands such as Monster Magnet, Seventh Void, Leaves' Eyes & many more. We are very excited about this new collaboration and are working on our new album which will be released in 2012."

Tiamat is currently working on new songs, which will follow-up the band's last album "Amanethes" (reviewed here).

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Morbid Angel To Play Vagos Open Air Festival

Morbid Angel has been confirmed to headline the 2011 edition of Portugal's Vagos Open Air festival. The band's appearance will take place on Saturday, August 6th, 2011. Sweden's Tiamat has also been confirmed for an appearance at the fest. You can find more information on the Vagos Open Air festival at this location.

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Orden Ogan Posts New Music Video Online

ORDEN OGAN has just released the music video for the song "The Lords Of The Flies." The video was originally released in 2008, but has gotten a "facelift" because of the re-issue of their debut album "Vale," which will be released in a remixed and remastered version on November 12. The "Vale" re-release comes as a digipak and will include 4 bonus tracks and the music video. Watch the music video below:

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Tiamat Announces European Tour

Tiamat has announced an upcoming European tour alongside Orden Ogan and Stoneman. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.11.2010 NL Patronaat Haarlem
26.11.2010 NL Baroeg Rotterdam
27.11.2010 GER Batschkapp Frankfurt
28.11.2010 NL Dynamo Eindhoven
29.11.2010 UK Underworld London
30.11.2010 FRANCE Trabendo Paris
01.12.2010 FRANCE Ferrailleur Nantes
02.12.2010 FRANCE Secret Place Montpellier
04.12.2010 GER Stadmitte Karlsruhe
05.12.2010 AT Bühne Innsbruck
06.12.2010 CH Z7 Pratteln
08.12.2010 BELGIUM Biebob Vosselaar
09.12.2010 GER Markthalle Hamburg
10.12.2010 PL CSG Gdansk
11.12.2010 PL Progresja Warsaw
12.12.2010 PL Mega Club Katowice
13.12.2010 CZ Faval Club Brno
14.12.2010 HUN Dürer Kert Budapest
15.12.2010 GER Backstage Munich
16.12.2010 GER Turock Essen
17.12.2010 GER AlteSpinnerei Glauchau
18.12.2010 GER Hof 23 Berlin
19.12.2010 GER Rosenhof Osnabrück

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Lord Of The Lost Not Supporting Tiamat

Lord of the the Lost has checked in with the following update clarifying that the band will not be supporting Tiamat for an upcoming run of tour dates in November and December:

"Against some erroneosly made announcements we unfortunately have to let you know that due to technical and production reasons we will not be supporting Tiamat on their forthcoming tour in November and December.

"It couldn't be made possible for us. So please ignore announcements, posters and ticket pre sales, we are not part of this tour!"

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Tribute to Dio on Sweden Rock Cruise

Some of Sweden's finest heavy metal musicians will gather to pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio during this fall's edition of the Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail on October 7, 2010 from Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland and return the following day. There will be a long tribute concert with a number of guest musicians performing classic songs from Dio's career with a main band consisting of members of LION'S SHARE.

So far the following artists have been confirmed to perform with LION'S SHARE at the event:

* Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH)
* Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
* Björn Gelotte (IN FLAMES)
* Ian Haugland (EUROPE)
* Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS)
* Johan Edlund (TIAMAT)
* Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, BIBLEBLACK)

The show will end with all artists performing HEAR 'N AID's "Stars" (Dio was behind the HEAR N' AID project, a collection of metal artists who recorded the track "Stars" in 1985 to raise funds for African famine relief.)

On the cruise, Sweden Rock Magazine will donate SEK 25,000 to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, set up by Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy Dio. Everyone attending the cruise can donate money, which will be sent to this cancer fund.

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Tiamat Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Tiamat have updated their November tour schedule with the following string of dates:

11/7 Cafe Iguana Monterrey
11/8 Circo Volador Mexico City
11/10 Teatro Municipal De Valencia Valencia
11/11 Metropol Bogota
11/12 Teatro 24 De Mayo Quito
11/14 Teatro Teleton Santiago
11/15 Teatro Colegiales Buenos Aires
11/17 Carioca Club Sao Paulo

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Ava Inferi Announces Hellhounds Festival Changes

Portugese doom metal band Ava Inferi has just announced some changes in regards to the lineup for the Hellhounds festival. Firstly, Scream Silence has cancelled their participation in the festival, and due to the short notice to find a suitable replacement, major production and logistic difficulties are occuring. This has forced a cancellation of the band Novembre from being on this tour. The decision was made in regret. Therefore, the lineup for the Hellhounds festival is as follows: Tiamat, The 69 Eyes, and Ava Inferi. All bands will play a longer set. Asrai will join the Hellhound festival on the 28th of February at the "Boerderij - Zoetmermeer."

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Novembre Announces New Bassist and Tour Dates

NOVEMBRE, who recently parted company with bassist Luca Giovagnoli, has announced his replacement, Valerio Di Lella on bass duties. Valerio was already the band's live sound engineer for years, and singer of death metal band GRIMNESS.

In Valerio's own words:
"I'm so thrilled to join this band, as being always on the road with them as a soundguy had made me one of them anyways. Moreover, we totally share the same musical tastes and I'm so digging the new songs which are taking shape these days"

The band has just started the writing sessions for their next studio album.

Meanwhile, the "Classica" re-release is going to be supported by an extensive European tour with TIAMAT and THE 69 EYES in February and March 2009. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Ava Inferi Announce Hellhounds Fest Tour

Prior to the release of their upcoming third album "Blood of Bacchus", Portuguese doom metallers AVA INFERI will embark for a European tour with no less than TIAMAT, THE 69 EYES and SCREAM SILENCE on the HELLHOUNDS FEST 2009 tour next February. See the dates below. More...

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.

To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.

Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.

Here is the tracklisting: More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces 2009 Tour

Finland based rockers The 69 Eyes have announced that they will be heading out on a European trek next february with support coming from Tiamat.

The initial tour dates are as follows:

February
10 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
11 - Columbia - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
12 - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
13 - TBA - Warsaw, Poland
14 - TBA - Krakow, Poland
15 - Abaton - Praha, Czech Republic
17 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
18 - Backstage - Munchen, Germany
19 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
20 - Estragon tbc - Bologna, Italy
21 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
22 - Espace Julien - Marseille, France
24 - Razmataz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
25 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
27 - Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
28 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland

March
1 - La Locomotive - Paris, France
2 - Electric Ballroom - London, England

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Tiamat Confirmed For Zeytinli Rock Fest 2008

TIAMAT has been confirmed for the Zeytinli Rock Fest 2008, set to take place August 14-17 in Balikesir, Turkey.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

KURBAN
YÜKSEK SADAKAT
BADEM
BUZ
DINAR BANDOSU
FALSE IN TRUTH
GÖKÇE
HAYKO CEPKIN
IHTIYAÇ MOLASI
MAKINE
MARSIS
MOGOLLAR
NEV
OGUN SANLISOY
PENTAGRAM
ZARDANADAM
TIBET AGIRTAN ile ROCK'N ROLL
EHL-I KEYF

For more information, visit the festival's site here.

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Tiamat Streaming Entire New Album Online

Tiamat's upcoming album "Amanethes" is currently being streamed online in it's entirety on the bands MySpace.

"Amanethes" track listing is as follows:

1. The Temple Of The Crescent Moon
2. Equinox Of The Gods
3. Until The Hellhounds Sleep Again
4. Will They Come?
5. Lucienne
6. Summertime Is Gone
7. Katarraktis Apo Aima
8. Raining Dead Angels
9. Misantropolis
10. Amanitis
11. Meliae
12. Via Dolorosa
13. Circles
14. Amanes

TIAMAT's last studio album, "Prey", was released in 2003 through Century Media.

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Tiamat Reveal "Amanethes" Artwork

The cover artwork for the new TIAMAT album, "Amanethes", can be viewed at HeavyLaw.com. Due in Germany on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by Johan Edlund, recorded mainly at The Mansion in Greece, and additionally recorded at Studio Mega in Sweden and Cue in Greece. The album was mixed and mastered by Siggi Bemm in Woodhouse Studios, Germany in January 2008.

Tiamat's "Amanethes" track listing is as follows:

01. The Temple Of The Crescent Moon
02. Equinox Of The Gods
03. Until The Hellhounds Sleep Again
04. Will They Come?
05. Lucienne
06. Summertime Is Gone
07. Katarraktis Apo Aima
08. Raining Dead Angels
09. Misantropolis
10. Amanitis
11. Meliae
12. Via Dolorosa
13. Circles
14. Amanes

TIAMAT's last studio album, "Prey", was released in 2003 through Century Media.

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Tiamat Finish Recording New Album

Swedish legendary rockers TIAMAT have finished recording their newest effort Amanethes. The album will be mixed in the Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany, in January. The release date is April, 18. Amanethes is the long awaited follow up to Prey from 2003.

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Tiamat To Release New Album In April

Sweden's TIAMAT will release its new album "Amanethes", on April 18, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will be mixed at Studio Woodhouse in Hagen, Germany in January.

TIAMAT's last studio album, "Prey", was released in 2003 through Century Media.

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Tiamat Begin Recording New Album

TIAMAT mainman Johan Edlund ha issued the following update:

"Last night I got back home [to Greece] from a week of [TIAMAT] rehearsals and some days of drum recordings [for the new album] in Sweden. The trip turned into a quite personal trauma and a few tears left my eyes while careening through red mist and dust of the Greek forest fires when entering Greek airspace on my late night flight from Prague back to Macedonia, but luckily — after a few days of worrying — my close and loved ones in the south of Greece are OK and most fires are heavily bondaged by heroic firefighters of all Europe. Bless them!

"Rehearsals went fine, thanks to small little brown bottles wrapped in paper with joyfully slogans printed on them. We had a few drunken nights in Stockholm and I managed to see my team Hammarby lose against a non-team from the west coast.

"A few days later me and Lars [Skold, drums] went to the west coast. To a small little town called Varberg, to be precise, just outside the anus of Sweden that some people still call Gothenburg (the city most known for an ugly building that looks like a lipstick, which they call… the lipstick).

"Though beer drinking was still on the agenda, we didn't go down there for watching football, nor fishing, but to record our animalistic maniac behind the drums in Studio Mega."

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