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Beseech

Formed: 1992
From: Borås, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Beseech News

Below is our complete Beseech 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.

Beseech To Make DVD Available For Download

Sweden's BESEECH have issued the following update in regards to their recent "rare and independent" double DVD release:

"We are thinking of making a DVD version for the fans to download as there are no DVDs left to be sent. Please let us know your interest and you'll be the one that gets information on when and how to download this DVD."

"Mail your interest to: dvd@beseech.net ."

Another message from the band reads: "Another new project from Beseech members is forming! It's basically the same members from TWDSO but with a male vocalist and a little different direction of the music.

"We really looking forward to puttiing up some music (enter studio in beginning of April), a name for you and other information shortly."

Stay tuned for updates.

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Beseech Forced To Discard Defective DVDs

The following update has been posted at the BESEECH website:

"This weekend we had to throw all the DVDs that were made, as we noticed some errors in the video encoding, "fields error" as they call it technically."

"As we want to give you all the best as we can, new ones are on the way already so we'll keep the promise to send out the autographed DVDs this week (Friday to be more precise)."

"There are a few autographed left to buy so don't hesitate to get your copy!" More...

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Beseech Post 'The Drama Ends' DVD Trailer Online

Defunct Swedish gothic metallers BESEECH will release a posthumous double-DVD, "The Drama Ends", in December. This release is very limited and the first 100 orders will be signed by the band. A trailer for the DVD — which features live performance footage, backstage material, studio recordings, clips from tours, festivals and other "crazy things that happened through the years" — can be viewed here.

For more information, visit www.beseech.net.

BESEECH announced its decision to split up in October 2006 after over 15 years in the business. The band played its final gig on December 15, 2006 at Trägårn in its hometown of Borås, Sweden.

BESEECH's final release was their fifth album, "Sunless Days", which came out in September 2005 through Napalm Records. More...

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Beseech Post Live Video Online

A video clip of Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH performing the ABBA cover "Gimme Gimme Gimme" last year at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden has been made available for download at this location (Windows Media, 172 MB). The clip comes off the band's upcoming DVD, "The Drama Ends…", which will feature live performance footage, backstage material, studio recordings, clips from tours, festivals and other "crazy things that happened through the years," according to a posting on the group's web site. A 2007 release is expected.

BESEECH recently announced its decision to split up after over 15 years in the business. The band played its final gig on December 15 at Trägårn in its hometown of Borås, Sweden.

BESEECH's final release was their fifth album, "Sunless Days", which came out in September 2005 through Napalm Records.

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Beseech Announce Details For Their Last Gig

Swedish gothic metallers BESEECH, who recently announced they are "putting the band to rest for good", have issued the following update:

"Beseech will play "The Last Gig" where all things started for many years ago. This special night will happen in our hometown (Boras, Sweden) at the venue Trägårn. More info (in Swedish).

If you are considering attending this and are from abroad, please don't hesitate to ask if you are wondering anything about the gig/location etc. Preferably thru our e-mail questions@beseech.net ."

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Beseech Prepare To Record New Demo

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have hooked up with the Austrian booking agency Rock The Nation Bookings/Management which handles such bands as DEATHSTARS, GRAVEWORM, DISBELIEF, and KATALYSM.

Commented the group: "We hope and think this cooperation will take BESEECH one step further when we talking about touring and to reach every possible country!

In other news, BESEECH will soon record a new demo which they will use to procure a new record contract following their split with Napalm Records. Interested labels can contact the band at robert@beseech.net. More...

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Beseech Post Live Video Clips Online

Two complete live songs from BESEECH's recently completed Summer Blast Tour in Portugal and Spain tour with TO/DIE/FOR have been posted online at the band's official web site. Check out the tracks "A Bittersweet Tragedy" and "Innerlane" — filmed at Hardclub in Porto — at this location.

BESEECH recently parted ways with Napalm Records. The band are already in discussions with other labels about a possible new record deal but will "take the time" they need to find a suitable new home, according to a press release.

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Beseech Confirm Spanish and Portuguese Live Dates

Swedish gothic metallers BESEECH have announced a string of Spanish and Portuguese live dates in June with TO/DIE/FOR and REVEREND BIZARRE dubbed Summer Blast Fests. Upcoming Beseech live dates currently include:

June (with To/Die/For And Reverend Bizarre)
14 - Porto, Portugal at Hard Club
15 - Vigo, Spain at Nova Olimpia
16 - Spain at tba
17 - Almada, Portugal at Culto

July
1 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia at Hard Rock Lager Festival
29 - Ulricehamn, Sweden at Sjuhäradsfestivalen

August
26 at Mudersbach Open Air - Mudersbach, Germany

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Beseech Seek "More Supportive Label"

BESEECH have issued the following update:

"Hello Beseechers!

It's been a while since the last news mail, but we are still alive!!!

Now Beseech has officially fullfilled their contract with Napalm Records. We now have the chance to look for a more supportive label, that can bring Beseech to another level. We are currently negotiating, but will take our time to make sure we make the right decision.

There haven't been that many gigs lately, but we are working on some tours later this year, so be patient. Some countries we are looking into are Turkey, Portugal, Germany/Benelux, Mexico and USA.

Don't forget to visit our Forum to take part of interesting discussons and meet other Beseechers!" More...

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Beseech Announce One Off Show

BESEECH have posted the following message at their website:
"After a bit of a break from playing live, we are happy to announce that we're breaking the silence with a one off gig in Manne's (Engström - guitarist) hometown Varberg, Sweden at Musikteatern." Openers for the show include TRENDKILL and DODGE.

Beseech are still promoting their latest album, Sunless Days, that was released last September via Napalm Records.

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Beseech Release Parties Scheduled

Swedish "gothic metallers" Beseech have scheduled two release parties in Sweden right after the European release of their new album, "Sunless Days". The details are as follows:

Sep. 16 – Stockholm, SWE @ Tantogården (w/ IN GREY, MIST OF AVALON)
Sep. 17 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers

The Gothenburg show will be filmed for future DVD release.

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Rammstein Confirmed For Sweden's Metaltown Fest

Rammstein just confirmed their performance July 30th 2005 at Metaltown Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Other bands set to perform at the festival include Hammerfall, Dark Tranquillity, Apocalyptica, Nine and Beseech. Ticket sale starts May 18 2005. For more information, visit www.metaltown.se.

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Beseech Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "gothic metallers" Beseech have commenced the recording sessions for their fifth studio album at StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden. So far three tracks have been recorded ("Everytime I Die", "Last Obsession" and "A Bittersweet Tragedy") ’and "we are more than pleased with the result," the group write. Around eight more songs will be tracked over the course of the next six months for a tentative late 2005 release. The band's next studio session will take place in January 2005.

Beseech , who recently announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström (Cemetary, Sundown, Fatal Embrace) to the group's ranks, released their fourth full-length album, "Drama" last January through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at StudioMega and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm.

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Beseech Announce New Guitarist

Swedish "gothic metallers" Beseech have announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström to the group's ranks. Engström has previously played in bands such as Cemetary, Sundown and Fatal Embrace and is also part owner and engineer at the StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden where Beseech have recorded all their albums so far.

As previously reported, Beseech will play an exclusive gig with Therion on September 30 at Klubben in Stockholm (Therion's only gig in Sweden in support of their new album). The group's next live appearance will take place at the Summer Breeze festival on August 20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.

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Beseech To Support Therion In Stockholm

Swedish "gothic metallers" Beseech will play an exclusive gig with Therion on September 30 at Klubben in Stockholm (Therion's only gig in Sweden in support of their new album). In other news, Beseech have uploaded photos from their appearance at the Tuska 2004 festival in Helsinki, Finland last weekend. Check them out here.

Beseech's fourth full-length album, "Drama" was released in January through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega and was mastered at the Cutting Room.

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More Bands Confirmed For 2000 Decibel Festival

More bands have been announced for this year’s 2000 Decibel-festival, which will be held May 21st and 22nd in Bengtsfors , Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). Five of the bands will play on the festivals two main stages. They are Amaran, Beseech, Merciless, Naglfar and last but definitely not least The Haunted, who at the festival probably will do their first ever show (at least in Sweden ) with original singer Peter Dolving back in the band.

We can also present all the bands that will play on the tent stage. They are Beyond, Electric Earth, Gorefight, Ironware, Repulse, Shattered, Shiftlight, Silent Scythe, Sovereign, Syconaut, Trendkill and The Generals.

Already confirmed for the festival are Cans, Hypocrisy, Pain Of Salvation, Vintersorg, Ablaze My Sorrow, Arise, Astral Doors, Count Raven, Draconian, God Among Insects, Grand Magus, Lefay, Morifade, Månegarm, Notre Dame, Persuader, Tad Morose and Wolf.

There is only one more band to book before this year’s line-up is finalized.

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Beseech Live Webcast This Friday

BESEECH’s official website will air a live webcast of the band’s Drama release party on Friday, February 27th at 24.00 CET (Central European Time).

The evening’s second set will be broadcasted for those who can’t be there. This broadcast can take about 1,000 visitors simultaneously. You´ll reach the webcast page through the pop-up on their homepage

The release party will be held at Sjunde Hilmen in Boras, Sweden. The band will perform twice that night, one softer set and a heavier one.

Meanwhile, Beseech have confirmed the following live dates: More...

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Beseech Chart Positions, Tour Info

Swedish Gothic metallers' new album "Drama" have now been out for a week and so far reached really great chartpositions in Germany for the first time in the bands history!

Chartpositions week 6:
- #10 DAC (Deutch Alternative Charts)
- #12 MRC (Metal-Rock Charts, Germany)
- #22 Native 25 (German Alternative DJ Chart)

Meanwhile, the tour in Germany, Holland and Belgium with LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE has been postponed until the beginning of April. The exact dates and venues are to be announced soon. Currently, the guys have the following shows scheduled: More...

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Beseech Post Tracklisting for Drama

Swedish "gothic metallers" Beseech have posted the tracklist of their upcoming fourth full-length album. "Drama" is due on January 26 through Napalm Records

The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega and was mastered at Cutting Room. The group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin will feature the following track listing: More...

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