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Communic

Formed: 2003
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Communic News

Below is our complete Communic 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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Communic Posts New Music Video

Norwegian power/progressive band Communic posted the new music video for "Facing Tomorrow." The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Bottom Deep," which was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Communic Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Norwegian power/progressive band Communic posted behind the scenes footage on the new music video for "Facing Tomorrow" from the latest LP "The Bottom Deep." The album was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The music video is expected for release on May 10, 2012.

Check out the footage here:

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:

"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World

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Communic Streaming New Song "Denial"

Norwegian metal act Communic has uploaded the track “Denial” for streaming, which is taken from the band's upcoming "The Bottom Deep" album. Head over to the Nuclear Blast Facebook page at this location to check out the song. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011.

Guitarist and band mastermind Oddleif Stensland commented the new material:

“I was asked to write a track by track commentary on our new album, but found it to be quite difficult. This is a concept album, based on one specific incident in my life, and splitting it into short comments for each song made no sense right now. It is all dealing with a personal close encounter by death that suddenly came all to close, when someone really close to me passed away way to early. This incident left so many unanswered questions about life and death behind, and all these thoughts and feelings came back to me in form of the words and songs on this album. It is not easy to talk or describe to detailed, but expressing myself through music is easier for me, and it is all written between the lines, so the deeper meaning of the album can be explored by those who feel like it. It is a much darker theme then I have ever done before, and everything is far more personal then I never thought I would be.

"Writing this album has been like going to a 'shrink,' it has been more like therapy session for me, something that I just had to do, no matter what people would think of it in the end. I hope I don't have to do another album like this again, even dough I love these songs, and the outcome of the album is for me fantastic - it will be a statement in my life forever, and I am proud of my courage to actually go through with this. Those who cares to read the lyrics and put themselves into the situation will get an even deeper album, even dough the songs will work great on their own as well for those who just like to listen so some interesting mind-twisting-metal tunes.” More...

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Demonica Added To Forbidden's European Tour

U.S./Danish thrash act Demonica (not to be confused with Demonical), which features Craig Locicero of Forbidden, has now been added to the Omega Wave Over Europe 2011 tour with Forbidden and Communic. The bands will tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and Poland before the trek comes to its end.

The confirmed tour dates are as follows:

26.08.2011 NL Kerkrade - Rock Temple
27.08.2011 BE Deinze - Alcatraz Metal Festival
28.08.2011 NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
30.08.2011 DE Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
31.08.2011 DE Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
01.09.2011 CH Aarau - KiFF
02.09.2011 IT Milano - Live Club
03.09.2011 DE Ingolstadt - Paradox
04.09.2011 HU Budapest - Club 202
06.09.2011 PL Warsaw - Progresja
07.09.2011 PL Wroclaw - Firlej
08.09.2011 DE Braunschweig - Schweinebärmann
09.09.2011 DE Osnabrück - Bastard Club
10.09.2011 DE Essen - Turock

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Communic Releases Second Album Trailer

Norwegian metal act Communic has posted the second album trailer for its upcoming full length "The Bottom Deep," which can be viewed below. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011. The first trailer in the series is available for viewing here.

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Communic Posts "The Bottom Deep" Trailer

The Norwegian metallers from Communic have uploaded the first album trailer for their upcoming album "The Bottom Deep," which can be viewed below. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011.

Artwork for "The Bottom Deep" can be viewed here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Facing Tomorrow
2. Denial
3. Flood River Blood
4. Voyage Of Discovery
5. In Silence With My Scars
6. My Fallen
7. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
8. Wayward Soul
9. The Bottom Deep
10. Bonus Track: In Union We Stand

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Communic Posts "The Bottom Deep" Art

Communic has posted the cover artwork online for the new album “The Bottom Deep,” which can be viewed below. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Facing Tomorrow
2. Denial
3. Flood River Blood
4. Voyage Of Discovery
5. In Silence With My Scars
6. My Fallen
7. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
8. Wayward Soul
9. The Bottom Deep
10. Bonus Track: In Union We Stand

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Guitarist and band mastermind Oddleif Stensland commented the new material:

“Writing and recording this album has been an amazing - but strange experience. This time we took control over the production ourself, resulting in a more honest and organic sounding album. Never before have I put so much of my own personal influence and privacy into the lyrics and songs as this time. Right now I have a mixed feeling of fear and total excitement as we release the artwork and track listing for this new album. Now there is no return. To open myself this way, exposing my deepest and inner thoughts, in a way I have never done before. Its kinda strange, as it feels like these words and songs came from a part of me that I didn't know about. This is 'The Bottom Deep.' This is the album that I never in my life thought I had to write – but now I know, this will be a totem in my life – forever!” More...

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Communic Begins Work On New Album

Norwegian metallers COMMUNIC are currently preparing the final writing details for their follow-up to 2008's "PAYMENT OF EXISTENCE." The band is planning to start the recording process early 2011. The band is hoping for a June 2011 release.

Comments Oddleif, "I am really excited about this new material that we have put together for this new album. There is still some work left, but we are getting closer. I think the heaviness of these songs will surprise many of you, and the overall feeling of it, is way darker this time. The songs are shorter, more in your face and may seem straight forward at first, but there are many twists and turns that will just creep under your skin. This album is DEEP!"

"I know that many of you have been waiting for this album for a long time already, but everything has its time, and the time is now. Never before have I left so much of 'myself' in our songs - never before has the price been so high - this album will be really special."

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Machinery Announces Swedish Show With Communic

Swedish metallers Machinery have issued the following announcement about playing an upcoming show alongside Communic:

"Hey Boys & Gals! I'm happy to announce that well be performing a show with the Norwegian metal machine "Communic" on march 27th in club Wasteland, Gävle!
Doors open at 10 pm....

"I promise there will be at least one crazed singer, 1 confused guitar player & a drummer you really don't know what hes up to! Hope to see loads of you metalheads there...it will be a BLAST!!!"

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Communic Issues Year End Recap

Norwegian metal band Communic has issued the following year end recap:

Another year is blown away, and it has been a year full of highlights for Communic, and also on the personal level - even dough we didn't went on a tour this year.

This year we released our 3rd album, and at the same evening as the listening party for our album - I became a first time father to a beautiful girl that now already is nine months old. We was working to get a cool tour going to promote the album, but the right offer did not come our way, and in one way I'm glad. I have had the opportunitie to stay home with my daughter and spend as much time as possible on the family duties, I even got the guts to finally get married this winter! But, we had some great experiences on the stage as well. We played some cool festivals like Bloodstock, Masters Of Rock among others, and we even got to visit a new country when we played a festival in Lithuania this summer. More...

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Communic Talks About New Album

KvltSite spoke to Communic frontman Oddleif Stensland about their new album "Payment of Existence" and more. Here are some excerpts:

KvltSite: I don't know if it's early enough for you to look back at the latest album Payment of Existence, and comment on it subjectively. How satisfied are you with how it turned out?

Oddleif (Communic): I am really happy with it. It was a tough album to complete, but almost everything turned out the way that I wanted. There are a few things that I would have changed regarding the mixing, but that is probably stuff that only I think of. All in all it has turned out to become a natural progression of what we started with on the demo, and that it shows that we have a unique sound of our own."


KvltSite: It must be tricky, writing lyrics in a language that's not entirely native to you. Do you form the lyrics in Norwegian first and then pen it down as a translation, or do you think in English from the start?

Oddleif (Communic): When I just begin working on a new song, I mostly think of melody and no actual words. And then later, I try to make sense of the complete story or what I want to tell. The lyrics are not that important to me in the beginning of the songwriting process. It's the melody that counts, but in the end it needs to have some kind of meaning to it. Writing in Norwegian is not ideal for the way I like to work, though.

KvltSite: So you think of phonetics while writing lyrics.

Oddleif (Communic): Yes, the melody and phonetics are the most important, then the music and composition – the meaning comes in last, I’m afraid…

Read the full article at Kvltsite.

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Communic Reveal New Album Details

Norwegian progressive power metallers COMMUNIC will release their new album, "Payment Of Existence," on May 30 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented uitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland: "This time we believe that we have created our most diverse and heavy stuff ever, but it is still COMMUNIC all the way. It has been two years since the release of 'Waves...' and the energy from touring and live gigging has left a few marks on this new album. The production by Jacob Hansen is crisp and fresh, and takes our sound to a new level, while the artwork by Jan Yrlund just completes it all as it fits the theme and atmosphere of this album perfectly. 'Payment Of Existence' will be released on May 30th!" More...

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Communic Complete Work On New Album

Guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland of the Norwegian progressive power metallers COMMUNIC has issued the following update:

"Finally, the mixing of the new album is done, and the master has been sent to our record company Nuclear Blast. Hopefully they will like what we have been working on, 'cause they have not a single clue on what this album contains, as they have not previewed any demos or anything prior to entering the studio, until the master drops on their office table. But we have tons of confident and this is some of the most insane work we have ever done. The guitar and drums sounds fantastic, and Tor-Atle [Andersen] is playing his best stuff ever, Erik's [Mortensen] bass lines are more in your face than it has been before and my vocals has never been as varied as this before. We have no clue on what you guys out there will think of this new material, or what the magazines will have to say about it, but we know it will be hard to top the reviews and sound check positions from 'Waves of Visual Decay', because they where so raving all over, so it will be exiting to follow the coming months of promotion. We have also received a preview of the album artwork and it is simply amazing, and fits the theme and atmosphere that this album withholds, it will be shown here as soon as we are able to release it, along with the title of the album and the complete track list.

"I have said earlier that the album would contain shorter songs but I guess that was a tiny lie, as most of the songs clocks in over 8 minutes. One on 7, one over 9, while two on 6. Well, that's COMMUNIC, I guess!!!!"

The drums for the eight-song CD were recorded at Gimlekollen Studio in Kristiansand, Norway while the rest of the album was done at Jacob Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark, where the band's last two LPs were recorded. A May/June release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.

The band last year toured Europe as the support band for UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD. Also appearing on the bill were MACHINE MEN and SERENITY.

COMMUNIC's sophomore effort, "Waves of Visual Decay", entered the German chart at position No. 66 back in May 2006.

COMMUNIC has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England.

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES
COMMUNIC
DIMMU BORGIR
ELUVEITIE
EVILE
HELLOWEEN
KATAKLYSM
MOONSORROW
OPETH
PRIMAL FEAR
SOILWORK
SWALLOW THE SUN
TÝR

KATAKLYSM will perform at the Rebel Radio "Birthday Bash" alongside TROUBLE on January 27 at The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands will be announced soon.

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the band's new album beginning in early February. "Prevail" will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date. The album is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.

KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"

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Tyr Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Faroe Islands based metallers TÝR have been announced as the latest act to perform at the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

Other bands scheduled to play at the event will are: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, TÝR, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.

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Soilwork Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK are the latest act confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

Acts on the bill include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, OPETH, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SOILWORK, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE and ELUVEITIE.

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Eluveitie Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2008

Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES
COMMUNIC
DIMMU BORGIR
ELUVEITIE
EVILE
MOONSORROW
OPETH
PRIMAL FEAR
SWALLOW THE SUN

ELUVEITIE recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's new full-length record, "Slania", is scheduled for release on February 15, 2008.

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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Evile Confirmed For Bloodstock Open AIr 2008

British thrashers EVILE are the latest act confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008 which is scheduled for August 15th - 17th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Acts on the bill now include: DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, PRIMAL FEAR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN, COMMUNIC, EVILE.

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