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Formed: 1995
From: Oulu, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Catamenia News

Below is our complete Catamenia 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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Catamenia Offering Free Song Download

Massacre Records is currently offering a free song download from the upcoming Catamenia album "The Unwritten Chapters."

You can snag your copy of the free song "Blackmension" by heading over to this location. Catamenia's new album "The Unwritten Chapters" is due out on April 27th, 2012.

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Catamenia Streaming Re-Recorded Track

Finnish melodic death metal band Catamenia is streaming the re-recorded version of the song "Blackmension" which originally appeared on the band's 2000 release "Eternal Winter's Prophecy." The track is part of the band's forthcoming compilation of re-recorded material entitled "The Rewritten Chapters," which is due out on April 27, 2012 through Massacre Records.

The compilation will feature new keyboardist Jussi Sauvola (Silent Threnody). The album artwork can be seen here: More...

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Catamenia Announces Compilation Album

Catamenia has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio in September to rework material into a compilation album:

"Around late September, we're entering into Mastervox Studios to record our first compilation album and it'll be re-recorded, not re-mastered!

"Our dear, great ex-vocalists Ari Nissilä, Olli Mustonen, and Mika Tönning promised to participate in this project as well and we're truly more than grateful and honored for this to happen!"

Catamenia also announced the recruitment of new keyboardist Jussi Sauvola back in May.

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Catamenia Recruits New Keyboardist

Finland's Catamenia has issued the following brief announcement about recruiting Jussi Sauvola as the band's new keyboardist:

"We've decided to take the keyboards back to our music, so we want to welcome Jussi Sauvola from Silent Threnody and Decrowned to join the band. Welcome to Cata-family, Jussi!"

You can also check out Catamenia's video clip for the song "Cavalcade" by heading over to this location.

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Bran Barr
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Twilight Of The Gods

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Catamenia Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish black metal band Catamenia has posted the music video for their song "Cavalcade" online. The song is the title track off their latest and ninth album. Watch it below:

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Agathodaimon Announces Finnish Tour

Agathodaimon have announced they will be embarked on a co-headlining tour in Finland alongside Catamenia and Re-Armed. The complete list of upcoming Agathodaimon tour dates are as follows:

2/26 2010 SchwerMetal-Festival Gerolzhofen, Bayern
3/27 2010 TBC Trebur, Hessen
4/30 2010 Destroy Recklinghausen-Festival Recklinghausen, Heinrich Pardon Haus, Nordrhein-Westfalen
5/1 2010 Ragnarök-Festival Rieden/Kreuth, Ostbayernhalle, Bayern
*** Finnish tour with Catamenia and Re-Armed ***
5/25 2010 Nuclear Nightclub - Oulu
5/27 2010 Yo-talo - Tampere
5/28 2010 Klubi - Turku
5/29 2010 Dante's Highlight - Helsinki
10/24 2010 Metalbreed Festival Hamburg

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Catamenia Posts New Music Online

Finnish metal band CATAMENIA has uploaded some new full-length songs from their forthcoming album, entitled "Cavalcade," on their MySpace page. "Cavalcade" was recorded at Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland

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Catamenia To Enter The Studio In The Fall

Finland's Catamenia has issued the following update regarding the work on their upcoming album:

"We're working on new songs for our next album at the moment and hopefully we're ready to go to record it around September/October this year. The album will be titled as 'Cavalcade' and will be recorded at Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland."

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Parts Ways With Drummer

Finland's Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have issued the following announcement regarding line up changes:

"Petri Sankala (drums) has left the band. The reason for this mutual decision is Petri’s back pain that hasn’t allowed him to play drums 100% during the past two years. None of us has bad feelings whatsoever and we wish Petri all the best!" More...

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Primordial Heidenfest TV Launched

The first clips from Primordial's Heidenfest tour have been posted online on the Heidenfest TV MySpace page. See what Alan from PRIMORDIAL has to say and what crazy stuff the other bands are doing. More clips will be posted on the tour's MySpace page as well.

Here are the remaining Heidenfest tour dates, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm and Catmenia as well as special guests:

12.11.08 - DE - Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
13.11.08 - DE - Frankfurt – Batschkapp
14.11.08 - AT - Wien – Gasometer
15.11.08 - AT - Linz – Posthof
16.11.08 - HU - Budapest - Diesel More...

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Manegarm Announced As Support On Heidenfest

Manegarm has been announced as support on the Heidenfest tour European tour, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium and Catamenia. The tour takes place during October and November of 2008. Here are the latest Manegarm tour dates:

15-08-2008 - Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbuhl, DE (w/ Hail of Bullets, Onslaught, Tyr, Rotten Sound, Kataklysm, Heidevolk and many more)
16-08-2008 - Barther Metal Open Air, Barth, DE (w/ Heidevolk, Negura Bunget, Skyforger, Monolith Deathcult and many more)

Heidenfest featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Catamenia and Manegarm
31-10-2008 - Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
01-11-2008 - Backstage, Munchen, DE
02-11-2008 - Z7, Pratteln, CH
03-11-2008 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
04-11-2008 - Masters of Rock cafe, Zlin, CZ
05-11-2008 - Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE
06-11-2008 - Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
07-11-2008 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard, NL + Thyrfing
08-11-2008 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, DE + Thyrfing, Eisregen, Enslaved
09-11-2008 - Locomotive, Paris, FR
10-11-2008 - Hof ter Loo, Antwerpen, BE
11-11-2008 - Lowensaal, Nurnberg, DE
12-11-2008 - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, DE
13-11-2008 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
14-11-2008 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT
15-11-2008 - Posthof, Linz, AT
16-11-2008 - Petoefi Hall, Budapest, HU

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Initial Fall 2008 Heidenfest Tour Dates Revealed

Initial tour dates have been announced for the HEIDENFEST TOUR 2008 featuring special guests Finntroll with Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm, and Catamenia. The Heidenfest Tour will cross much of Europe, beginning in the late Fall. The tour dates are as follows:

31/Okt DE Leipzig Hellraiser
01/Nov DE Munich Backstage
02/Nov CH Pratteln Z7
03/Nov AT Graz Orpheum
04/Nov CZ Zlin Masters Of Rock Cafe
05/Nov DE Berlin Postbahnhof
06/Nov DE Hamburg Markthalle
07/Nov NL tba
08/Nov DE Essen Grugahalle *EXTENDED SHOW*
09/Nov FR Paris La Locomotive
10/Nov BE Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
11/Nov DE Nuernberg Loewensaal
12/Nov DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
13/Nov DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
14/Nov AT Wien Gasometer
15/Nov AT Linz Posthof
16/Nov HU Budapest Petoefi Hall

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The Ocean Announce North American Tour Dates

Germany’s THE OCEAN have announced the following North American tour dates:

May 21 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
May 22 - St Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
May 23 - Montreal, QC @ Lambi

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered:
May 24 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
May 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
May 29 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur:
June 1 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
June 2 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
June 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 4 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

with The Destro, Lair of the Minotaur
June 5 - Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 7 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 8 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 10 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
June 11 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s

with Lair of the Minotaur, Intronaut
June 12 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 13 - Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
June 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 15 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
June 16 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
June 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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The Agonist Announce New Live Date For Montreal

Montreal's THE AGONIST have announced a new live date for their home town. They will play Cafe L'inconditionnel on April 19th. The band's schedule is now as follows:

February 23 - Cafe L'inconditionnel - Montreal, Quebec
April 19 - Cafe L'inconditionnel - Montreal, Quebec
May 14 - Plaza Theatre - Montreal, Quebec (with CATAMENIA and PROFUGUS MORTIS)

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Catamenia To Tour Canada In May

Finnish melodic black metal act CATAMENIA will embark on the Canadian Brothers Of Cold Tour in May. So far the following dates have been announced (venue details to be confirmed):

May 14 - Montréal, QC - Theatre Plaza (w/ PROFUGUS MORTIS, THE AGONIST)
May 15 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
May 16 - Québec City, QC
May 17 - Rouyn, QC
May 18 - Sudbury, ON
May 19 - Hamilton, ON
May 21 - Toronto, ON

Support on all shows will come from WAR CALL.

Check out a poster for the tour at this location.

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Profugus Mortis Post New Songs From Debut Online

French Canadian extreme folk metal band PROFUGUS MORTIS have uploaded the songs 'Majesty' and 'Vile' for streaming on their official MySpace page. They are taken from the band's debut album, ...So It Begins.

In other news, the band has updated their live schedule with shows in Quebec and Southern Ontario, including a May 14th date in Montreal with CATAMENIA and THE AGONIST. Their schedule is now as follows:

4 - Casbah - Hamilton, Ontario (with DESTROY WITHIN, WAKING THE FALLEN)
5 - Royal Canadian Legion - Oshawa, Ontario (with BLINDED BY FAITH)
29 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec (with KALMAH)

14 - Theatre Plaza - Montreal, Quebec (with CATAMENIA and THE AGONIST)

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Catamenia Reveal New Album Title

Finnish black metallers CATAMENIA check in with the following news:

"Our forthcoming album is titled as VIII. We will enter the studio as soon as possible and during the recordings, a studio diary will also be provided."

As previously reported, Catamenia are confirmed for Slovenia's Metal Camp Festival 2008, which will be held
at Julisch Alps National Park (between the Turquoise Mountain rivers Socca and Tolminka) between July 4th - 8th, 2008.

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Apocalyptica Confirmed For Metalcamp 2008

The 2008 edition of Slovenia's Metalcamp festival (www.metalcamp.com) is scheduled to take place July 3rd - 9th in Tolmin.

The latest act confirmed is APOCALYPTICA.


More details to follow.

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