"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1989
From: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Penance News

Below is our complete Penance 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.

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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Templars of Doom Festival News

Some exciting news for The Second Crusade of Templars Of Doom. IRON MAN (Brainticket Records) has confirmed to be apart of this celebration of DOOM that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. July 8th and 9th to be exact.

As mentioned before, Templars Of Doom is an all Doom Metal festival that will take place in the Wasteland of the US known to all as Indianapolis IN.

Here is a complete list of bands that will be performing at this years event: More...

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Reverend Bizarre Confirmed For Templars Of Doom

PENANCE, REVEREND BIZARRE and PALE DIVINE are among the first bands confirmed for "Templars Of Doom - The Second Crusade", a two-day festival scheduled to take place July 8-9, 2005 at Birdy's nightclub in Indianapolis, IN. Also scheduled to perform are ORODRUIN, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, WELL OF SOULS, DEVIL TO PAY and AGAINST NATURE (ex-REVELATION).

All advanced tickets will be supplied through Hellride Music (www.hellridemusic.com) at a closer date. Also a brief tour under the name of "The Pilgrimage of Doom", with REVEREND BIZARRE and THE GATES OF SLUMBER, will coincide with the festival. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

For more information for the festival and the tour, go to www.templarsofdoom.com.

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Penance Update

American traditional doomsters PENANCE have issued the following update:

"Just wanted to drop a few quick notes about what is going on in the Penance camp these days....

For starters we have begun writing for the follow-up to 'Spiritualnatural'. So far some very cool riff and ideas have come in so we'll see what transpires going from riffs and song
skeletons to the fully fleshed out versions. I know we're all excited to be creative and try some new things not only in what we write but how we write as well. A few tentative song titles include "To Sleep With Anger", "Man of Sorrows", and "Lives Long Past".

Also wanted to mention a few upcoming gigs - we'll be appearing at the 31st Street Pub, Pittsburgh, PA on August 14th with our amigos in Submachine and Orodruin.
We're also scheduled to play at SHOD 6 which we are all very psyched about. We play on September 5th (Sunday).

We hope to have our web-site updated soon with up to date news, pics and stories from our European tour and some new merch items."

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