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Knut

From: Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Knut News

Below is our complete Knut 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.

Knut To Play Free Show in La Louvière

This Saturday, August 14th, Knut will be playing a free show at La Taverne Du Théatre in La Louvière, Belgium. You can find all info on the venue's Myspace. On Sunday the band will be performing at the Ieperfest together with Converge and Kylesa.

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Knut Gives Update On Writing And More

Knut posted the following update on their MySpace recently:

"it's been a while since we came up with an update. nothing much as we're still busy writing material, at a rather slow pace admittedly (but how long did keelhaul take??)... no shows or tours planned during this process, except for the odd event (stay tuned but avoid offering). merchandise such as cds, limited terraformer lps and boy/girl shirts & hooded sweaters can be ordered to us directly; we also carry a few copies of the 3-cd "falling down" complication featuring the one and only new knut track available on earth and elsewhere. ask for details, sizes and prices: unknut@hotmail.com

"Last but not least, division records is planning a reissue of challenger (long gone) in vinyl with gatefold sleeve. more on this asap."

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Kruger Announces New Bassist

Kruger has issued the following update on band's MySpace page:

"As we're faithful in love and sex, we're cheating with bass players! The October tour will finally be done along with Tvo, aka Thierry Van Osselt. He was Knut's former bass player (yep, we barely change...). We're still looking for the right guy to help us out on the few other slots, until the only one and original Kruger bassist Blaise comes back from Canada next January. We're looking forward to this 5000 km 'one beer per hundred miles tour', starting next Friday. Hope to catch you on the road!"

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Knut Announces European Tour Dates

Knut has lined up a few European dates for next month. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

04/22 Saint-Jean de Vedas (Languedoc-Roussillon) @ Secret Place
04/23 St-Lys/Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées @ Terre Blanque
04/24 Bilbao/Barakaldo, Vizcaya @ Edaska
04/25 Barroselas, Viana do Castelo @ Open Air
04/26 Madrid, Madrid @ Pub Lullaby

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Knut Announces European Tour Dates

Knut will tour Europe this Fall with support from Monno. Here are the tour dates:

09/22 Fr Paris @ Point Ephemere (no Monno)
09/23 Nl Tilburg @ ZXZW Festival
09/24 De Koln @ Gebaude 9
09/25 De Berlin @ Bastard Club
09/26 Cz Prague @ Klub 007
09/27 De Munich @ Feierwerk
09/28 At Linz @ Kapu
09/29 It Padova @ Cso Pedro
09/30 TBA
10/01 At Vienna @ Arena
10/02 Hr Zagreb @ Mochvara
10/03 Sr Belgrade @ Living Room SKC
10/04 Mk Skopje @ Castro Club
10/05 Gr Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
10/06 Gr Athens @ An Club
10/09 TBA
10/10 It Bolzano @ Bunker
10/11 It Milan @ The Garage
10/12 Ch Martigny @ Les Caves Du Manoir
10/13 Ch TBA

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Knut Announces New Guitarist

Swiss outfit Knut has solidified its line-up in the wake of the departure of guitarist Jeremy Tavernier several months ago. First the group added a guitarist named Tim. Now, most recently, a friend of Tim's by the name of Christian has also joined the band. Here's a comment from the band:

"We found a hard-working dude willing to take the chance. His name is Christian, he's an old friend of Tim's and he seems to be working out fine. He's got his own gear, he's got a sound and can play fast. Plus he's alarmingly mellow and will be a father for a second time this summer. So it looks like we're a functioning band again, a goddamn five-piece ready to shred - live and hopefully on record before Bush gets kicked out of office..."

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Mumakil UK Tour Dates

Grindcore act Mumakil (featuring members of Knut and Nostromo) will be touring the UK in February and March.

Jeremy, who played guitars in Swiss metal band Knut for more than 8 years, recently announced his departure from his former band to form Mumakil.

Here are the Mumakil tour dates:

02/25 London @ Underworld w/ Break the Sky, Mark my Words, more
02/26 Nottingham @ The Old Angel w/ Hangover HeartAttack, This is Colour, Almost Home
02/27 Leicester @ The Shed
02/28 Sheffield @ Cricketer Arms
03/01 Middlesbrough @ The Crown
03/02 Bradford @ 1-in-12 Club
03/03 Leeds @ Joseph's Well w/ Necrophagist, Misery Index, Origin, Diskreet
03/04 Edimburgh @ Subway Cowgate w/ Zillah
03/05 Liverpool @ Roadkill
03/06 Stoke-on-Trent @ The Glebe

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Knut Parts Ways with Guitarist

Switzerland's Knut has announced the departure of guitarist Jeremy, who is leaving the group to concentrate on his grind project, Mumakil. Here's a statement from the band:

"This marks the end of an 8+ year partnership, and a big letdown considering the atmosphere that prevailed within the band and the amount of enthusiasm towards our latest performances. We can't help thinking that the best knut line-up is history. Touring but also writing a new record is now put in a different light, that's an understatement. What the future holds for Knut after 12 years of incredibly fulfilling activity, and what might be one too many changes in its shape and form, remains to be determined."

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Knut Preparing New Album For Release

Swiss band Knut are finally preparing to release a new album. The effort is titled "Terraformer" and will hit stores on November 8th via Hydra Head Records (11/21 in Europe through Conspiracy Records). The album will feature twelve new tracks, while clocking in at roughly 45 minutes. Aaron Turner once again handled the artwork. It should be noted that although they are still technically "together," Knut do not currently play shows.

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Knut Working on New Material

Switzerland's Knut are currently working on material for their next album. According to the band, "it should be a great progression from our previous efforts." No timeline has been established for the album thus far. Meanwhile, the group currently has no plans for any live dates, though they did debut two new songs at a recent show with Pelican in Geneva. In related news, Hydra Head Records will be releasing a 10 year anniversary Knut remix CD next year. Contributors who've already sent back work include Dälek, Francisco Lopez, KK Null, Asmus Tietchens, S.p.e.c.t.r.e, Ontayso, and Dither. Finally, check out some video clips from the band, including a live collaboration with Isis.

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