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Formed: 1994
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active


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).

Latest Suidakra News

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.

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Suidakra Update European Tour Schedule

SUIDAKRA's webmaster has issued the following update:

"First, a message from SuidAkrA:

"'The European Tour was a blast! Thanks and greetings to everyone involved, be it our booker (Miriam, you're the best!), the other bands ENSIFERUM and NAILDOWN, the crew, the promoters and last but not least you -the fans! We hope to see you soon again! Cheers!'"

"No time to dwell on past success though, as the summer festivals beckon! Beyond that, some new dates in the autumn have now been confirmed, see tourdates for details." More...

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Ensiferum Update Tour Schedule

ENSIFERUM have updated their European tour schedule with two shows in Germany and five shows in Finland. It is now as follows:

6 - London, England at Fridge
7 - Dublin, Ireland at Voodoo Lounge
8 - Bradford, England at Gasworks
10 - Charleroi, Belgium at Le Coliseum
11 - Freiburg, Germany at Crash
13 - Wangen, Germany at Jugendhaus
14 - Winterthur, Switzerland at Gaswerk
15 - Modena, Italy at People Of Art **
16 - Milano, Italy at Transilvania Live **
18 - Hildesheim, Germany at Rockclub **
20 - Wien, Austria at Arena **
21 - Budapest, Hungary at Almassy MK **
22 - Salzburg, Austria at Rockhouse **
23 - Geiselwind, Germany at Geiselwind Music Hall **
24 - Rockwerk in Hof, Germany **
25 - Frankfurt, Germany at Nachtleben **
26 - München, Germany at Backstage **
27 - Walpurgis Metal Days in Hauzenburg, Germany

4 - Haugesund, Norway at Karmageddon Metal Festival
16 - Helsinki, Finland at Nosturi
17 - Tampere, Finland at Yo-Talo
18 - Kuopio, Finland at Henry's Pub
19 - Kouvola, Finland at Rytmikatti
25 - Leipzig, Germany at Hellraiser Festival
26 - Abtsgmünd, Germany at Sundown Festival

1 - Turku, Finland at Klubi

6 - Geiselwind, Germany at Geiselwind Festival
14 - Neukirchen, Germany at Dong Open Air
20 - Tolmin, Slovenia at Metalcamp 2007

** co-headlining tour with SUIDAKRA

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Suidakra Reveal 'Caledonia' Artwork

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA are finalizing the mixing process for their new album, "Caledonia", tentatively due in October via Armageddon Music. The follow-up to 2005's "Command to Charge" was recorded at Gernhart Records studio in Siegburg, Germany and features artwork by Kris Verwimp. The album photography is being handled by Axel Jusseit, who previously worked with the group on 2003's "Signs for the Fallen".

According to the band, "'Caledonia' adopts the lyrical concept of ancient Scottish history, which explains song titles such as 'Highland Hills', 'Forth-Clyde' and 'The IXth Legion'."

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Suidakra Part with Vocalist, Announce Replacement

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Matthias.

"After the Summer Breeze festival, it was decided by the band as a whole that it would be best for everyone if Matthias stepped down from his position in the band," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Matthias will therefore play his last SUIDAKRA show at the Bloodstock festival [in the U.K.] next weekend.

"After this decision was made, the band contacted their former guitarist/singer, and much to their surprise (and the surprise of many fans, no doubt!), Marcel is willing and able to rejoin SUIDAKRA as a full-time member! You'll be able to catch Marcel on stage with the others at the remaining SUIDAKRA shows after Bloodstock. SUIDAKRA will then take a break from touring until mid-2006, in order to concentrate 100 percent on the songwriting for the next album."

SUIDAKRA are continuing to tour in support of their seventh album, "Command to Charge", available now on Armageddon Music. The follow-up to 2003's "Signs for the Fallen" was recorded at Gernhard studio in Siegburg, Germany. Mastering duties were handled at the Monoposto Mastering Studio (DIE TOTEN HOSEN, SCORPIONS, TITO & TARANTULA etc.).

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Bloodstock 2005 Nearing Final Lineup

The lineup is close to finalized for Bloodstock 2005 at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd-3rd September. As it stands, there is a wide mix of Thrash, Gothic, Doom, Heavy, Classic, Femme, Power, Metal, and more. The lineup is looking like this:

Friday 2nd September 2005 (Doors 4.00pm) - BATTLE METAL NIGHT


HAMMERFALL (headline)
STORMWARRIOR (+ Kai Hansen exclusive Helloween set)


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Hammerfall, Therion, Kataklysm To Play Metal Camp

Hammerfall, Therion and Kataklysm are among the bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Metal Camp festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
In Extremo
Gun Barrel
Lost Dreams
Sky's Shadow

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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Amon Amarth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Lacrimas Profundere
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Bones
The Vision Bleak

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Suidakra To Record New Album

German epic metal band Suidakra are set to enter Gernhard recording studio (Perzonal War) in Siegburg / Ger to record the new album entitled "Command To Charge."

According to the band's main man Arkadius: "Hopefully the follow-up of Signs For The Fallen will be finished on 25th of November. Here's the complete tracklist for the new record:

Decibel Dance
Reap The Storm
The Alliance
Strange Perfection
Second Skin
C14_Measured By Infinity
The End Beyond Me
Dead Man's Reel (Instrumental)
A Runic Rhyme (Acoustic)
Gathered In Fear (Acoustic)
Moonlight Shadow (Cover Version)"

The album is due for release at some time next year.

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Suidakra new album & DVD details

The new Suidakra album, the 7th release of this band, will be called "Command To Charge".

"We'll be in the recording studio from Nov. 1st - 24th. Right now 80% of the new material is finished. We will continue playing some of the new tracks live on the next gigs.

The whole Suidakra show at the Scream Festival (Lübeck on 01.10.04) will be filmed by several cameras, maybe to be released later as a live DVD or as bonus material for the upcoming record "Command To Charge".

Also, at the Scream festival, the band will celebrate its 10th year anniversary.

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