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Suidakra was formed in 1994 by guitarist Arkadius Antonik and drummer Stefan Möller under the name Gloryfication. The band recorded two demos with varying lineups, until finally solidifying its line-up with keyboardist Daniela Voigt, guitarist Marcel Schoenen and bassist Christoph Zacharowski. Later in the same year the band's name was changed to Suidakra (Arkadius spelled backwards).
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Below is our complete Suidakra 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.
A trailer for the upcoming Thorhammerfest V Festival was posted up. The festival takes place in São Paulo, Brazil on July 8, 2012. The lineup includes headliners Suidakra along with a pair of Brazilian folk metal bands Skaldic Soul and Opus Tenebrae.
Check out the trailer here:
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
New Jersey based thrash metal veterans Overkill have announced a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "The Electric Age," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 27th in Europe, with a North American release of March 30th to follow. Supporting them on the trek will be fellow New Jersey natives God Forbid, as well as Diamond Plate and Suidakra.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
April 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
April 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
April 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin WIllie's
April 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
April 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
April 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
April 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 1 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 2 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
May 5 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 6 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 8 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
May 9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Dragonforce announced that the band will kick off the U.S. Tour with an appearance at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass on April 21, 2012. The festival runs from April 20-22, 2012. Dragonforce will be one of the headlining acts on Saturday with All That Remains and Overkill.
The new Dragonforce record "The Power Within" is scheduled for release on April 15, 2012 through the band's own label Electric Generation Recordings.
The full lineup for the Saturday portion of the festival is as follows:
All That Remains
Protest the Hero
German folk/melodic death band Suidakra posted a tour diary video of its recent shows in India on February 4-5, 2012. The band is currently supporting its latest release "Book of Dowth" released in March of 2011 through AFM Records.
Check out the video here:
German folk/melodic death band Suidakra has posted a new music video for the song "Balor." The track appears on the band's latest release "Book of Dowth" which was released in March of 2011 through AFM Records.
In other news, the band recently announced following upcoming live shows in India:
February 4, 2012: Vellore, India (Headline Show)
February 5, 2012: Bangalore, India (w/Opeth)
Check out the video here:
Suidakra has issued the following announcement about new tour dates and releasing a music video online:
"Tomorrow (19.01.2012) at 18:30h CET the new video clip 'Balor' by German metal band SuidAkrA will be shown on iMusic1 during the new episode of 'ROCKS.'
"There will be an online premiere here from 17.00h to 18.00h CET! Don't miss :-) SuidAkrA's first shows confirmed for 2012 so far:
04.02.2012 Vellore (IN) - VIT Riviera
05.02.2012 Bangalore (IN) - Summerstom Fest, Palace Grounds
25.02.2012 Arnsberg-Oeventrop (DE) - Winternachtstraum Festival 2012
29.06.2012 Helsinki (FI) - Tuska Festival 2012
08.07.2012 São Paulo (BRA) - Thorhammerfest 2012
28.07.2012 Obersinn (DE) - Eisenwahn Festival 2012
German folk/melodic death band Suidakra has announced that the band will play two live shows in India in February. The following show dates were confirmed on the band's Facebook Page:
February 4, 2012: Vellore, India (Headline Show)
February 5, 2012: Bangalore, India (w/Opeth)
The band's latest release "Book of Dowth" was released in March of 2011 (check out our review at this location).
German outfit Suidakra has posted a brief teaser trailer online for the band's recently shot music video "Balor." You can check out the teaser below. "Balor" is taken off the band's "Book of Dowth" album (reviewed here). The full music video is expected to be released in December, 2011.
German band Suidakra checked in from shooting a video for the song "Balor" with the following update:
"We finished shooting our new video clip „Balor“. Again it was a great experience and we wanna say thax to David Thelen, Luna Just Luna, Melanie Antonik, Andreas Beloch, the Sojus7 team and the rest of the crew for their amazing work. The clip will be released in December 2011 shortly before Christmas ;-) and we can’t wait to see the final result!"
The song appears on the band's latest album "Book of Dowth," reviewed here.
Suidakra has checked in with the following brief announcement about shooting a new music video:
"Tomorrow we will start with shooting the new video clip 'Balor.' We're looking forward to work with David Thelen again.
"Have a great weekend our friends and we will post new pictures of the video shooting next week!!! Cheers."
A trailer for the upcoming Black Troll Winterfest was posted (seen below). The event takes place on November 12, 2011 at Rwe Halle in Mülheim, Germany.
Confirmed bands for the festival are:
XIV Dark Centuries
Chain of Dogs
Suidakra has issued the following announcement about joining the upcoming "Darkness Over X-mas Tour:"
"We will take part on the 'Darkness Over X-Mas Tour 2011' in December with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MOONSPELL, HELL, NEAERA & SUIDAKRA. Marcus won't be able to play this tour with us, so our good friend and former guitarist Tim Siebrecht will play the bass position on this tour! Hope to see you guys!"
Dates are as follows, and the promotional poster can be viewed below:
25.12.2011 Leipzig, Werk 2
26.12.2011 Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn
27.12.2011 CH-Pratteln, Z728.12.2011 Saarbrücken, Garage
29.12.2011 Hamburg, Docks
30.12.2011 Dortmund, FZW More...
Suidakra has announced the first dates of the band's upcoming "Fomorian Fury" Russian tour in October. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more to be announced shortly:
07.10.2011 - St.Petersburg
08.10.2011 - Moscow
09.10.2011 - Ekaterinburg
14.10.2011 - Kostroma
16.10.2011 - Voronej
Suidakra is touring in support of the band's new album "Book of Dowth." You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album by heading over here.
Suidakra has checked in with the following update about re-releasing "The Arcanum" with bonus tracks and releasing the new album "Book of Dowth" on vinyl:
"We will re-release the re-mastered version of 'The Arcanum' on the 29.07.2011 with 3 cover songs, a new booklet design re-worked by Kris Verwimp himself and tons of new pictures. Bonus tracks:
1. In the Beginning (Amorphis Cover)
2. Stand Ablaze (In Flames Cover)
3. Let Me Put My Love Into You (AC/DC Cover)
"We will offer a special package, only in our webshop: Suidakra 'The Arcanum' re-release + A vintage 'The Arcanum' shirt (originally released in 2000). More info will follow...
"Another new SuidAkrA release: For the first time in the band's history we will release our latest album 'Book Of Dowth' on vinyl. Release date: 19.08.2011!"
You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the new album "Book of Dowth" by heading over here.
Wolfchant is one of the latest bands to be confirmed to perform at Germany's Rock In Concert Open Air festival, whichl takes place in Lichtenfels, Germany on both the 17th and 18th. The currently announced running order is as follows:
Friday, June 17, 2011
11:15 pm Motörhead
09:15 pm Alice Cooper
07:25 pm Broilers
05:55 pm Danko Jones
04:25 pm Misfits
03:10 pm D-A-D
01:50 pm The Bones
12:45 pm 9mm - Assi Rock'n'Roll
11:50 am Andy Brings
11:00 am Guns Of Moropolis More...
Suidakra has posted a video clip online of the band performing the song "Stone Of The Seven Suns" live, which is off the new album "Book of Dowth." You can check out the clip below.
German Celtic metal outfit Suidakra has posted three new songs online for free streaming, which you can listen to by heading to the band's official Facebook page.
The three new songs, "Balor," "Dowth 2059," and "Biróg’s Oath," will all appear on the band's new studio album, "Book Of Dowth," which is to be released on March 25th through AFM Records.
You can also check out the previously uploaded music video for the song "Dowth 2059" by heading over to this location.
Suidakra will be embarking on the "Scream For Violence" tour alongside Onslaught and Debauchery at the end of March and throughout April. The finalized tour dates are as follows:
31.03.11 GER Hamburg - Markthalle
01.04.11 DK Arhus - Voxhall
02.04.11 SE Göteborg - Parken
03.04.11 SE Stockholm - Huset
06.04.11 FI Turku - Klubi
07.04.11 FI Helsinki - DOM
08.04.11 FI Tampere - tba
09.04.11 ET Tallin - Tapper
10.04.11 LW Riga - Melna Piektdiena
11.04.11 LT Vilnius - Club New York
13.04.11 PL Katowice - Megaclub tickets
14.04.11 CZ Prag - Exit Chmelnice
15.04.11 AT Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
16.04.11 GER München - Backstage
17.04.11 CH Pratteln - Z7
19.04.11 GER Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
20.04.11 GER Osnabrück - Bastard Club
21.04.11 GER Essen - Turock
22.04.11 BL Vosselar - Biebob
23.04.11 NL Estrado - Harderwijk
Suidakra recently posted a music video online for the song "Dowth 2059," which is off the band's forthcoming album "Book of Dowth." The group has now announced the following upcoming tour dates in support of the album:
Spain Mini-Tour 2011 with Equilibrium, support: Northland
04.03.2011 Barcelona (ES) - Mephisto
05.03.2011 Bilbao (ES) - Bilborock
06.03.2011 Madrid (ES) - Caracol
12.03.2011 Würzburg (DE) - Triskhellion Festkvällar I / Posthalle
Scream For Violence European Tour 2011 with Onslaught, Debauchery
31.03.2011 GER Hamburg - Markthalle
01.04.2011 DK Arhus - Voxhall
02.04.2011 SE Göteborg - Parken
03.04.2011 SE Stockholm - Huset
06.04.2011 FI Turku - Klubi
07.04.2011 FI Helsinki - DOM
08.04.2011 FI Tampere - tba
09.04.2011 ET Tallin - Tapper
10.04.2011 LW Riga - Melna Piektdiena
11.04.2011 LT Vilnius - Club New York
13.04.2011 PL Katowice - Megaclub tickets
14.04.2011 CZ Prag - Exit Chmelnice
15.04.2011 AT Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
16.04.2011 GER München - Backstage
17.04.2011 CH Pratteln - Z7
19.04.2011 GER Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
20.04.2011 GER Osnabrück - Bastard Club
21.04.2011 GER Essen - Turock
22.04.2011 BL Vosselar - Biebob
17.06.2011 Ahnsbeck / Celle (DE) - Break the Ground 3
25.06.2011 Duisburg (DE) - Rage against Racism Open Air
22./23.07.2011 GER Bexbach - Utopion Gelände - Feuerfänger Festival
04.-06.08.2011 Wacken (DE) - Wacken Open Air 2011
13./14.08.2011 BY Rechytsa, Metal Crowd Festival
17.09.2011 Fürth (DE) - Fimbul Festival 2011 / Stadthalle
Ireland Mini-Tour 2011 with Sirocco
22.09.2011 Cork (IRE) - An Cruiscin Lan
23.09.2011 Dublin (IRE) - Fibber Magees
24.09.2011 Belfast (IRE) - tba