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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.
German power metal heroes PRIMAL FEAR 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, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and COMMUNIC.
Norwegian progressive power metallers COMMUNIC have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. Also scheduled to appear are the Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, the reunited AT THE GATES, Finnish folk/pagan metal band MOONSORROW and the Finnish doomsters SWALLOW THE SUN.
COMMUNIC recently toured Europe as the support band for U.K. 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.
For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.
Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:
Friday, Aug 3
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Saturday Aug 4
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE
True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
The organizers of the ProgPower USA festival have announced a surprise headline set for this year's sold-out edition of the internationally renowned festival. Saturday night (October 6) will now finish with an all-star cover set featuring vocalists from both the showcase and the festival. Each vocalist will be given the opportunity to perform 1-2 cover songs of their choice with the music being provided by the members of PAGAN'S MIND. Additional guests will join them throughout the set.
"The fans have made this festival a success and it's time to give something back to them," said ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. "I wanted to announce this after the sell-out as a reward instead of in advance as an incentive. It's going to be one hell of a party on stage."
As a result of the additional performance, there has been a major change in the schedule and door times. "I had to shake things up quite a bit to make this work," Harveston explained. "However, the fans can relax knowing that not one band will have a single minute cut from their previously announced set lengths."
Greek death metal legends SEPTIC FLESH will reunite for one-off performance at the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The running order is as follows: More...
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...
Nowegian metal band COMMUNIC are receiving praise in Europe for their sophomore album, "Waves Of Visual Decay." Waves Of Visual Decay will be released in North America on June 27th. You can download an MP3 of the track "Under A Luminous Sky" from this album at Nuclear Blast's site.
Guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland reports that studio time for COMMUNIC's sophomore album has already been booked for February 2006 at Hansen Studios, which is where the band recorded their debut album. Their second album will also be produced by Jacob Hansen.
In other news, COMMUNIC has landed an endorsement deal with HOT PICKS USA. Vendor information is available at hotpicksusa.com.
Italian black/ gothic metallers GRAVEWORM have confirmed the dates for their European tour with Scandinavians ENSIFERUM and COMMUNIC.
List of dates includes: More...
Communic's new video for the title track of their debut "Conspiracy In Mind" can be viewed by clicking here.
The album will hit the stores Feb. 21.
Communic have just finished shooting a video for "Conspiracy in mind," the title track of their upcoming debut album, in stores February 21st in Europe. The Norwegian progressive/power metallers used the Dutch production company Lowlife, who have previously worked with Exodus and Primal Fear, among others.
Griffin, Communic and Arch Nemesis are among the bands confirmed for the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2005, a two-day event set to be held June 17-18, 2005 in Kopervik, Norway. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Tommermenn, The Carburetors, Higland Glory, Thundra, Moonchild (tribute to Iron Maiden) and Sea of Dreams. More information is available at this location.
Norwegian Progressive/Power metallers Communic – featuring ex-Scariot members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums) – have finished work on their debut album "Conspiracy In Mind," due to get in stores on February 21st 2005.
The tracklist is as follows:
1. Conspiracy In Mind
2. History Reversed
3. They Feed On Our Fear
4. Communication Sublime
5. The Distance
6. Ocean Bed
7. Silence Surrounds
The limited first edition will show up in a high quality cardboard slipcase and contain two additional songs:
8. Another Distance (piano version)
9. Conspiracy In Mind (video edit version)
"Conspiracy In Mind" is a must-have for every fan of bands like Sanctuary, Nevermore or Opeth. Without any doubts the debut album of the year 2005, so watch out!
Norway prog/metal/thrash outfit Communic have signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Featuring former members of Scariot, the trio will release a new full-length in 2005. The album will be recorded in October by producer Jacob Hansen (Raunchy, Ancient).
Communic, a progressive metal band from Norway, have recently arrived in the Nuclear Blast family. The trio featuring former Scariot members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums) is specialized in composing powerful songs of Power, Thrash and Progressive Metal elements – the right thing for people that love Nevermore or Sanctuary.
The Rock Hard magazine has chosen Communic's demo "Conspiracy Of Mind" for “best demo since months“ in his edition in May.
This should make you looking forward the complete album, which will be released next year!