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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.
Suidakra has posted a recording studio video clip online from the band's time recording the new album "Book of Dowth," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"It’s time for the last update of 2010! We’re back home from the Gernhart Studio where the recordings for 'Book Of Dowth' went even better than expected. We shit you not! Never before have recordings gone as smooth as this time, because all people involved were well prepared and very focused. Check out a clip from the studio with some background information below. Do not forget to leave a comment.
"Another video clip featuring SuidAkrA was recently made available, just in a different context: We’re coming back to Spain for a small tour with Equilibrium and support from Northland in early March! Here’s a message for our Spanish fans: Muy buenas España! Estamos muy contentos de volver a vosotros en marzo del 2011 Metalheads!!! Os traeremos nuevas canciones de nuestro próximo álbum de estudio 'Book of Dowth' y una buena dosis de clásicos para tener la mejor fiesta junto a todos vosotros!!! Nos vemos en Marzo!!!
"If you’re not from Spain, but still live somewhere in Europe, don’t be sad: A major European tour is planned for March / April of next year with Onslaught and Debauchery! More info about the tour and the new album will be made available in early 2011. Have a great holiday season and best wishes for the coming year!"
Archaic Eclipse has posted a video clip online of drummer Kelsey warming up by performing a cover of Suidakra's "The IXth Legion." You can check out the footage below.
German metal act Suidakra has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Book Of Dowth," will be the tenth studio album from the band overall and will see an early 2011 release.
Here is the "Book Of Dowth" tracklisting:
1. Over Nine Waves
2. Dowth 2059
4. Biróg’s Oath
5. Mag Mell
6. The Dark Mound
8. Stone Of The Seven Suns
9. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide
Germany's Suidakra has issued the following statement about upcoming live shows:
"This is just a short update to remind all of you of our last few shows in 2010: We'll play two more festivals in northern Germany before heading to Turkey for the first time in the band's history. We're prepared to show our Turkish friends how the Tteutonic hammer will swing and are looking forward to the 2 shows in Istanbul and Izmir! Last show for this year will be in Belgium, rounding off a successful live season for SuidAkrA!
"Right after that we'll enter Gernhart recording studio to record the new (10th!) album, which will be called 'Book of Dowth.' Kris Verwimp will once again be in charge of the cover artwork and lyrical concept... We'll post more info next month, along with some footage from the studio at the end of the year. Stay tuned!"
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/8 2010 Zollhaus Leer Leer, GERMANY
10/9 2010 Haus am Luhner Forst Rotenburg/W, Nieders., GERMANY
10/15 2010 Rock 'N Rolla Istanbul, TURKEY
10/16 2010 Noxx Stage Izmir, TURKEY
12/4 2010 Mass Deathtruction Festival 2010 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Suidakra had previously announced the band was lining up a string of tour dates in Turkey. The following dates and locations have now been finalized:
15.10.2010 Istanbul - Kemanci Rock Bar
16.10.2010 Ankara - Yolcu Rock Bar
17.10.2010 Izmir - Dungeon Rock Bar
You can also check out Suidakra's music via the band's MySpace page.
Suidakra has checked in with the following update about new tour dates and working on an upcoming album:
"We’re excited to rock another new country in October: Turkey! Check the tour dates. We still have some other unspoiled areas of the world left to explore and it seems like we could get to some of them in 2011. Interesting things will be coming!
"At the beginning of July we recorded 5 new tracks for demo purposes at Gernhart Studio. The lyrics and / or vocal arrangements are not finished yet but we’ll concentrate on that as soon as possible together with Kris Verwimp who will once again be in charge of the cover artwork and lyrical concept!
"The title of our 10th (!) album might be 'Book of Dowth,' but that ain’t for shizzle just yet… Have a great festival season!"
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Germany's Suidakra has issued the following update about performing three upcoming shows in Turkey:
"Hey folks, we are happy to announce that we are confirmed to play 3 shows in Turkey (October 2010). This is gonna be our first turkey appearance ever! The dates are: 15th Oct @ Istanbul, 16th Oct @ Ankara, and 17th Oct @ Izmir. We're looking forward to meet some of you guys! More info follows soon..."
You can also hear sample Suidakra tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Metalinjection.net has posted a new video interview online with the members of Suidakra. The video clip, which can be viewed below, features Suidakra discussing new music, gifts they've received from fans, and the band's future plans.
German pagan metal act Suidakra has checked in with the following update about the band's live activity and announcement about writing new material:
"Quite some time has passed since the last update. We have been in North America, which was great as always! Thanks to all of you who came out to the shows! We had a good time and hope to come back soon. Right now we're on the next tour already, riding through France and Switzerland. Check out the tour dates and come to the gigs if you can make it! Unfortunately the London show in June will go on without our participation due to organizational problems beyond our control. Sorry for that!
"Our 'Emprise To Avalon' album was re-released recently. Originally out on Century Media in the year 2002, 'Emprise' has surely become a SuidAkrA classic over the years. It was out of print for some time, but now you may purchase it here: Webshop Brandnew '15 Years anniversary' T-shirts are available as well! The best at the end: We started to write new music for the next album and have about 4 songs finished so far! Recording is supposed to start in December; we'll keep you updated."
The upcoming Suidakra tour dates are as follows: More...
Suidakra will be making their return to the United States this coming Monday March 8th at B.B. King's in New York City. This is the first date of their North American tour with Israeli metallers Orphaned Land. The tour with Orphaned land will also be stopping in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, and Austin, TX. Suidakra has also scheduled 3 headlining shows on the tour, one in San Francisco, one in Los Angeles, and one in Ramona, CA.
Suidakra bassist Marcus Riewaldt had the following to say about the tour: “This tour will be another great experience for Suidakra, we are 100% sure. The East Coast and Canadian shows with Orphaned Land will be interesting, because we have never played together with a band performing 'Israeli metal' It surely will be a peaceful event, albeit we will unleash our 'Celtic Wartunes' upon our fans! Haha. It’s great to be invited to SXSW in Austin, TX, too. We have heard a lot about this music festival and we are looking forward to meeting business partners we have worked with in the past and of course also some new people that we hope to work with in the future. Plus all the BBQ's!!!
"The icing on the metal cake is that we will be playing our first headlining shows on the West Coast! California has been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows now that we'll be playing a full set!! Even though it's just a mini tour with 8 shows in two weeks, we're still covering the East Coast, Canada, Midwest, the South and the West Coast... Feel free to call the German efficiency! Haha. Just kidding... Anyway we're excited and happy to be back... See you there!”
Suidakra has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Suidakra has issued the following statement about their upcoming North American tour dates:
"We are excited to announce the first SuidAkrA headlining shows in the US: 15.03.2010 San Fransisco, CA (US) - Thee Parkside, 19.03.2010 Los Angeles, CA (US) - Ultra Violet, 20.03.2010 Ramona, CA (US) - Ramona Mainstage
"California has been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows now that we'll be playing a full set!! Of course we're also happy to play shows on the East Coast, in Canada, the Midwest, and Austin at the famous South by Southwest Music festival, but --despite what you may have heard-- we will not be performing as headliners on any of these shows, but as direct support to ORPHANED LAND! Expect some killer shows nonetheless! Speaking of confirmed shows... please notice that we have NO future shows lined up supporting Saxon on their rescheduled European dates in March!"
Suidakra's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
08.03.2010 New York, NY (US) - B.B. Kings*
10.03.2010 Montreal, QC (CA) - Les Foufounes Electriques*
13.03.2010 Toronto, ON (CA) - Wreck Room*
14.03.2010 Chicago, IL (US) - Bottom Lounge*
15.03.2010 San Fransisco, CA (US) - Thee Parkside (SuidAkrA headlining)
17.03.2010 Austin, TX (US) - Red 7 / SXSW*
19.03.2010 Los Angeles, CA (US) - Ultra Violet (SuidAkrA headlining)
20.03.2010 Ramona, CA (US) - Ramona Mainstage (SuidAkrA headlining)
* supporting Orphaned Land
Israel’s ORPHANED LAND has posted their new music video for the track, “Sapari,” can now be viewed exclusively through AOL Noisecreep.
Kobi (vocals) further describes the meaning behind this ambitious clip, “With the video clip, we are trying to reflect this inner search of a man and his spirit. The actor, Matti Atlas, was filmed in a room, sitting in a box, writing scared stuff. This is the exact way they used to sit and write in the old days in Yemen. He is writing… searching. At some point, he starts to freak out; to write on the walls, on his body, getting even possessed in a way. He is alone, confused, searching for answers and meaning, just as we all are." More...
Germany's Suidakra has added on a string of North American dates to their upcoming tour in Spain and Portugal. Suidakra's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
03.02.2010 Santiago de Compostela (ES) - TNT Bar
04.02.2010 Santander (ES) - Heaven D.C.
05.02.2010 Vigo (ES) - Mondo
06.02.2010 Vila Real (PT) - UNDERFEST Winter Edition
07.02.2010 Benavente, Lisboa (PT) - Side B
08.03.2010 New York, NY (US) - B.B. Kings
10.03.2010 Montreal, QC (CA) - Les Foufounes Electriques
13.03.2010 Toronto, ON (CA) - Wreck Room
14.03.2010 Chicago, IL (US) - Bottom Lounge
01.05.2010 Rieden/Oberpfalz (DE) - Ragnarök Festival 2010
22.05.2010 London (UK) - Underworld
German metal band Suidakra has announced the following North American tour dates in March:
Mar 08 - B.B. Kings - New York (US), New York
Mar 10 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal (CA), Quebec
Mar 13 - Wreck Room - Toronto (CA), Ontario
Mar 14 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago (US), Illinois
Germany's SuidAkrA has issued the following statement about their plans for writing new material next year:
"First of all, thanks to all SuidAkrA fans for showing up at our UK gigs with Saxon and Anvil! We hope to come back soon with a better slot and a longer setlist... In the meantime, the ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild Sampler [mySpace] was released. Check out our contribution of 'Marooned' on our profile. An eventful year is drawing to an end: With 'Crógacht' we have released one of the best received albums of our career so far, we played a 4-week US tour, shows in China, Wacken Open Air and quite a few more great concerts. Unfortunately our European Tour had to be called off due to illness - but you can't win them all! In 2010 we'll step down a bit from playing live and concentrate on writing a new album for a 2011 release. Enjoy the holiday season and have a happy new year! See you there!"
Germany's Suidakra have announced the following upcoming tour dates in Spain and Portugal:
2/3 Santiago de Compostela (ES) - TNT Bar
2/4 Santander (ES) - Heaven DC Club
2/5 Vigo (ES)- tbc.
2/6 Vila Real (PT) – UNDERFEST - Winter Edition
2/7 Lisbon (PT) SIDE B
Suidakra has issued the following statement about streaming a cover of Running Wild's "Maronned" on their MySpace page:
"Finally after the UK tour we have a small surprise for you. We added our cover version of the Running Wild's song 'Marooned' to our profile! We didn't want to simply cover the original song but to make it sound more like SuidAkrA. Check it out and let us know what you think!!!"
British heavy metal legends Saxon will be teaming up with Canadian metal veterans Anvil for a tour of the United Kingdom later this year. Also on the bill will be Suidakra.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 4 Whiteshaven Civic Hall
November 5 Middlesbrough Empire
November 6 Edinburgh Picture House
November 8 London Camden Koko
November 9 Nottingham Rock City
November 10 Leeds Academy
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
UK metallers, Alestorm, have announced the following north American tour dates with TYR and Suidakra:
3/4 - Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
3/5 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/6 - Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
3/7 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
3/9 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
3/10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/11 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
3/12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
3/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
3/14 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
3/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/17 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
3/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/19 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/20 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room / Capone's
3/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/22 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
3/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/24 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
3/25 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
3/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
3/27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/28 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
3/29 - New York, NY @ High Line Ballroom
3/30 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11