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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.
TIAMAT frontman Johan Edlund has posted the following message on his official MySpace page:
"Lots of people are asking us what we're up to and when they can expect a new TIAMAT album or at least a LUCYFIRE [Johan's other project] album... The answer to you all is: soon!
"Honestly, we're working on new TIAMAT songs at the moment and the plan is to have a three or four song demo ready within the next couple of weeks. With this demo we're gonna try to fool some cash off a record company and then we're pretty much set for recording a new album! I'd hate myself if we wouldn't at least start recording the damn thing this year! The release date we'll have to leave to the sharks! I've got some new LUCYFIRE songs written aswell. Anybody wanna release the disaster, let me know (aka send me a check)!!!
"Yep, we are alive! If you still doubt us, get your ass over to Ukraine the 13th of August and we'll prove it!"
Arch Enemy have announced the addition of guitarist Fredrik Akesson, who replaces the departed Chris Amott. Akesson, a native of Sweden, has previously played with such bands as Talisman, Krux, and Tiamat. Comments Arch Enemy's Michael Amott:
"This guy, he just simply kills on the axe! Rhythms and Leads – he's really got a shredding and musical style. He was down here rehearsing with us last week and we had a great time playing music and hanging out. We are eagerly looking forward to hitting the road again, this time with Fredrik on board the good ship Arch Enemy."
Acclaimed guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, GRIP INC., TIAMAT, MOONSPELL) is seeking a female singer for a professional project in the "gothic rock/metal" vein. A record deal is said to be in the works for the as-yet-unnamed band, which will perform and record music composed by Sorychta.
For more information, write to email@example.com (Serious inquiries only, please!)
Tiamat has posted this message on their website regarding Sweden's Metaltown Festival, rumours of the band breaking up and their upcoming DVD:
We're extremely happy to inform our Swedish fans that we have just been confirmed to perform at this years Metaltown festival in Gothenburg on the 30th of July!!! Other bands on that festival are Beseech, Nine, Apocalyptica, our bloodbrothers Dark Tranquillity, and the great Rammstein!
Recently we have received many emails asking about a rumour saying that Tiamat is about to split up. The answer to you bunch is: What planet are you from?
The DVD "Church of Tiamat" has been delayed and is now set for a release in the end of October. We're just finishing up packaging and deciding what to put in the bonus section. Siggi Bemm did a great job mixing the audio, both in stereo and 5.1!!!
And a final word, London we're with you!!! God bless you!
The following message has been posted on the Church of Tiamat website:
Century Media has scheduled a release of the Tiamat DVD entitled "Church of Tiamat" for September (yeah, folks, this year!). It WILL be mixed in 5.1 surround sound (hm, most stuff we write here turn up to be untrue...), by our favourite mixing engineer Siggi Bemm in Woodhouse Studios! The band (we, us) is/are very pleased by that! Still it's not too late to mail us your perverted dreams of bonus material!
Now we'll start working on new songs! Ofcourse we'll keep you posted lieblings!
Former TIAMAT touring keyboardist P.A. Danielsson was killed in a car accident in Italy on Friday, November 26th. He was 35 years old. As well as touring with Tiamat, Danielsson also collaborated on early LION'S SHARE material such as 'Scarecrow' and 'Sins Of A Father', having played on the band's 1993 demos.
Both the Tiamat and Lion's Share camps have expressed the shock and sadness at this news.
Pain is back with a brand new single coming up in January/February 2005 "Same Old Song" taken from the forthcoming album "Dancing With The Dead," which will hit the stores in February/March 2005. Peter agrees that Pain's melodies and riffs are stronger throughout the new album. "I have concentrated more on the actual songwriting - strong melodies, good riffs - as well as making sure the programming is less straight-ahead and grooves more." So expect a fucking killer album!!!
Album Tracklisting: More...
SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have announced the addition of session guitarist Bjørnar Landa for their upcoming European tour with TIAMAT, PAIN and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. Landa joins the group as the temporary replacemen for guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen, who left the band this past summer due to his commitments to his other groups, NEW BREED and ELUSIVE.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Tiamat's upcoming live appearance in Krakow, Poland on January 13, 2005 will be filmed for an upcoming DVD.
Tiamat will be joined by Theatre Of Tragedy, Pain and Sirenia for a two-week European tour, starting in late December.
Tiamat's Johan Edlund had the following to say about the upcoming trek: "I'm sorry that we didn't tour earlier to the release of the 'Prey' album last year. But I would like to thank everybody who showed up at the summer festivals we did. Finally we are going on tour with Theatre Of Tragedy, Pain and Sirenia. All bands are good friends of us, so feel welcome to join our family. You can expect a fine selection of old and new songs and even some tracks we never played live before."
As previously reported, Norwegian fiends THEATRE OF TRAGEDY will be teaming up with their Scandinavian mates from TIAMAT, SIRENIA and PAIN for a 2 week long European tour. Exact dates include: More...
Norway's Theatre Of Tragedy have confirmed reports that they will be embarking on a two-week European tour with Tiamat, Pain and Sirenia beginning in late December and ending January 9, 2005. Countries that will most likely be visited by the band include Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. These will be the group's first shows outside Norway featuring Theatre Of Tragedy's new singer Nell (The Crest). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
Al Jorgensen of Ministry is responsible for the headlining soundtrack to Activision's highly anticipated PC game Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Inspired by the dark, menacing undertones of the game, Ministry's track, "Bloodlines," is one of several popular songs that can be heard in the game, which takes fans into the sinister vampire underground society of modern day L.A.
The complete lineup of songs for the game includes:
Aerial - "Pound"
Chiasm - "Isolated"
Daniel Ash - "Come Alive"
Darling Violetta - "Smaller God"
Die My Darling - "Needles Eye"
Genitorturers - "Lecher Bitch"
Lacuna Coil - "Swamped"
Ministry - "Bloodlines"
Tiamat - "Cain"
In Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, the famous White Wolf role-playing game world extends into an all-new interactive adventure, combining the rich character development and immersive storyline expected in a true RPG with the up-close-and-personal first-person immersion and action provided by SourceTM, the latest engine technology developed by Valve. Currently in development by Troika Games for the PC, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is yet to be rated and is expected to release this Autumn.
The interview with Tiamat frontman Johan Edlund recently done for Onyx TV´s Schattenreich Tiamat special will be online on http://www.schattenreich.tv from next week on. Get on Schattengemeinde, log in and then you can find it under "specials".
If you somehow receive Onyx TV, switch on your TV this upcoming Sunday, December 7th at 6pm (CET) - 7pm (CET) to vote for ‘Cain’. The show reruns Wednesday, December 10th at 8pm (CET) - 9pm (CET) and Saturday, December 13th at 2am (CET) - 3am (CET). The number to call is +49 (0)1379 - 37 10 35 -1 (EUR 0,49/ landline).
On Sunday, December 14th, Onyx TV will broadcast a Tiamat live special. More info about that will be issued next week.