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High Spirits

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Below is our complete High Spirits 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.

Nifelheim, Ares Kingdom Named To Defenders Fest

The third annual Defenders of the Old Fest, which will be held from March 13-14, 2015 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, has added a third day for Sunday, March 15th featuring Sweden's Nifelheim and Kansas City's Ares Kingdom, plus two more acts to be announced.

The main festival will see headline performances from Riot (n/k/a Riot V) (on Friday, March 13th) and Canadian legends Exciter (back with the original lineup featuring drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler) (on Saturday, March 14th).

Two day tickets for the festival can be purchased at this location. Single day passes for Friday can be purchased over here and Saturday over here.

The lineups for the now three day festival are as follows:

Friday, March 13th:

Riot V
Liege Lord
Destructor
Machine of War (Featuring NME's Brian Llapitan to perform "Unholy Death" in its entirety)
Aggression (Canada) (Legendary Speed Metallers from Quebec. First show in the U.S.)
Magic Circle

Saturday, March 14th:

Exciter (The First U.S. show with the original Beehler, Johnson, Ricci, line-up in 30 years.They will be performing classics from the first 3 albums)
The Rods
Brocas Helm (First East Coast show)
High Spirits
October 31
Cauchemar
Natur More...

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High Spirits Kicks Off New Live Run

High Spirits is capping off a big year with the final leg of the "We Were There" North American tour. Dates are available below.

Bandleader Chris remarked: “The South and Southeast have a reputation among touring bands for the great fans, food, and hospitality, and we have wanted to experience that for quite a while now. It’s great to finally be packing our bags and fine-tuning the setlist in anticipation!”

High Spirits' sophomore studio album, "You Are Here," was released in North America by Hells Headbangers in April of this year (High Roller Records released the album in Europe).

After the upcoming live dates, High Spirits will take a break before embarking on a whirlwind tour of Europe during February and March of 2015, tentatively entering the recording studio shortly afterward for a new full-length album.

“We’ll be ready,” says Chris. “As of today, there are five new songs completely demoed. One of them has been in the live set since July! So, I think people should definitely expect a new studio album from us within 2015! In the meantime, see you at the gig!”

November 28 - Carbondale, IL @ PK's
November 29 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy's
November 30 - Dallas, TX @ Wit's End
December 1 - San Antonio, TX @ The Limelight
December 2 - Houston, TX @ Mangos
December 3 - Hattiesburg, MS @ The Tavern
December 4 - Atlanta, GA @ 520
December 5 - Nashville, TN @ The East Room
December 6 - Louisville, KY @ Haymarket More...

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High Spirits Posts "I Will Run" Track

Chicago's high-energy rock band High Spirits has premiere the new track "I Will Run" online. Give it a listen at NPR.org here.

The track hails from High Spirits' second album, "You Are Here," released in North America on May 13th via Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. When the Lights Go Down (streaming here)
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me (listen at this location)
5. The Last Night
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits More...

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Hells Headbangers Releases Compilation

Hells Headbangers is presenting a new label compilation, which can be heard below and is available at Bandcamp here.

Available now digitally, the compilation will be a free CD handout for orders through the Hells Headbangers webstore and at the label's Maryland Death Fest merch table. A double-LP vinyl pressing is forthcoming during the summer.

Featuring brand-new/upcoming songs from Midnight, Children of Technology, Gouge, Barbatos, Nunslaughter, Cemetery Lust, and Sacrocurse among others, the compilation is the label's seventh to date. Its cover art, hand-drawn by Antichrist Kramer (Inquisition, Vasaeleth, et al), is an homage to Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath," but the entire layout as a whole incorporates minor aesthetic elements from the first six Black Sabbath albums. More...

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High Spirits Streams "Reminding You Of Me"

Chicago outfit High Spirits today premieres the new track "Reminding You of Me" through the Onion AV Club. Give it a listen below.

The track hails from High Spirits' second album, "You Are Here," set for North American release on May 13th via Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. When the Lights Go Down (streaming here)
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me
5. The Last Night
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits

You can also see High Spirits live on these dates:

Apr 21 - Providence, RI @ Dusk
Apr 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Apr 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
Apr 24 - Raleigh, NC @ TBA
Apr 25 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
Apr 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers More...

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High Spirits Streaming "When The Lights Go Down"

Chicago's high-energy rock act High Spirits today premieres the new track "When The Lights Go Down." Give it a listen below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The track hails from the band's upcoming second album, "You Are Here," set for North American release on May 13th via Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. When the Lights Go Down
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me
5. The Last Night (streaming here)
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits More...

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High Spirits Streaming "The Last Night"

Chicago's high-energy rock outfit High Spirits today premieres new track "The Last Night," which is available below thanks to Stereogum.com.

The track hails from High Spirits' second album, "You Are Here," set for North American release on May 13th via Hells Headbangers. The track listing is as follows:

1. When the Lights Go Down
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me
5. The Last Night
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits

In other High Spirits news, the band will be hitting the road next month, playing a clutch of shows across the Midwest, Northeast, and Canada. Dates for the We Were There tour can be found after the jump. More...

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High Spirits Signs With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers today announces the signing of Chicago high-energy rockers High Spirits for an exclusive North American deal.

The band is currently hard at work finishing the songwriting for a second studio album, with recording sessions set to begin at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Illinois USA later this month.

High Spirits founder and frontman Chris explains: "After going it alone in the USA for so long, we're happy to be working with a label who can do everything we need and more! It's great news for the fans here, too, and we want to thank everyone who has made our unexpected journey possible!"

High Spirits released studio debut "Another Night" in 2011 and was also named "Newcomer of the Year" by Rock Hard magazine in Germany.

More live dates are in the works to coincide with the new album, which is currently scheduled to be released in April 2014 simultaneously in North America by Hells Headbangers and in Europe by High Roller Records.

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