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Novembers Doom

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Formed: 1989
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Novembers Doom News

Below is our complete Novembers Doom 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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Second Thryfing Vocalist At Heathen Crusdade

The organizers of the Heathen Crusade Metalfest and the members of THYRFING are happy to announce that Toni Kocmut will be performing several songs with THYRFING during their set at the Heathen Crusade. For those of you who do not recognize the name, Toni performs the “clean” vocals on THYRFING’S releases. What makes this performance special is that this will be the first time that Toni has EVER performed live with THYRFING.

Patrik Lindgren of THYRFING had the following to say regarding Toni’s upcoming performance: "Of course we are very excited and thrilled about the fact that Toni is about to perform with us for the first time. We have been working with him on the albums for six years now, and have known him even longer than that, so of course the idea has been up for discussion, but now the plans are finally being realized. This addition to the line-up is making this gig even more unique than it already is, and I hope that the audience will appreciate this exclusive feature."

The Heathen Crusade Metalfest is set to take place on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, THE CHASM, NOVEMBERS DOOM, TODESBONDEN, TYPHUS, DUMAH, AUTUMN ETERNAL and ENSHRINED.

Tickets for this ALL AGES show are on sale now ($25 in advance, $30 day of show). Additional information (schedule, hotels, vendors, band info, venue location, etc…) is available at the Heathen Crusade Official Website.

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Novembers Doom Commence Writing New Album

Chicago dark metal act Novembers Doom have commenced writing the follow-up album to the well-received "The Pale Haunt Departure" released earlier this year in March on The End Records.

Says lead singer Paul Kuhr about the forthcoming release:

“We are currently in the writing process of the new CD, and early plans are to begin recording in April 2006. The new material is a huge step forward in song writing, not only separating our sound from our peers, but digging deep into our roots of early Chicago death metal. Faster, heavier, and relentless. It will be quite difficult to label us in the ‘doom’ category after this release.”

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Novembers Doom On Heathen Crusade Metalfest

Novembers Doom and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.

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Novembers Doom Added To Invitational

Chicago doom metallers NOVEMBERS DOOM have been added to the Windy City Invitational, scheduled to take place on October 1st in Chicago, IL, at The Metro. Vocalist Paul Kuhr made the following statement:

“We are extremely honored to be asked to perform on the inaugural WCI in our hometown, Chicago. The Metro is legendary, the stage and sound are incredible. It was important to us that we be there to represent our hometown metal scene. We'll be performing as part of the vanguard for the awesome line up this show has. The diversity of the bill is amazing, like no other festival in this country.

All the bands from The End Records (THINE EYES BLEED, LILITU, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT) will be performing back to back from noon until 2:00 PM. NOVEMBERS DOOM along with MACABRE, ACUMEN NATION and HURTLOCKER prove WCI is truly a representation of amazingly heavy bands not only from around the world, but also our hometown of Chicago, and believe me, we are not coming to disappoint!

The HURTLOCKER guys and us are going to donate 50 of our own shirts, 25 each, and our label, The End Records has 50 DISCS from a variety of their bands that we are going to give to the first 50 people through when doors open at noon. You have to come early, before 12:30 to score the free t-shirts and discs. So be sure and get there early to check us all out, grab your T's, discs and see some killer bands from the entire lineup all day long. See you there!”

Bands confirmed are as follows:

KITTIE
MACABRE
BURY YOUR DEAD
KATAKLYSM
GOD DETHRONED
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
ACUMEN NATION
LEAVES EYES
ATROCITY
NIGHTRAGE
MANNTIS
NOVEMBER'S DOOM
HELL WITHIN
THINE EYES BLEED
EPOCH OF UNLIGHT
LILITU
HURTLOCKER

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Novembers Doom Cancel European Tour

Chicago doomsters Novembers Doom have posted the following message on their official web site:

"It is with much sadness, and genuine regret, that we, Novembers Doom, must announce a cancelation for our upcoming European performances this October. While making our final arrangements for travel, we have encountered many logistic and legal setbacks, including (but not limited to) crossing European borders with the proper paperwork and permits in time to allow us entry to perform the scheduled dates. Other business-related issues have come to our attention as well, making this trip difficult, and not as cost-effective as originally planned. We felt it was ideal to make the decision now, and work towards a proper tour in 2006, than cancel this trip at the last moment, and disappoint anyone that would come to see us perform. We regret not being able to appear at the ProgPower Festival in the Netherlands on October 1st, the Dutch Day of Doom IV on October 2nd, and the several shows booked in the U.K. for that week. We strongly apologize to the organizers of these shows, as well to the fans, and we do promise you, we are doing everything in our means to reschedule these dates, and perform in Europe for you in 2006.

"Novembers Doom will however complete our obligations to perform at the Day of the Equinox festival in Toronto Canada, on October 14th, 2005.

"We appreciate all your understanding, and continued support, and to those who will be disappointed in this, we promise to make it up to you very soon."

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Novembers Doom Tour Dates Announced

A few more Novembers Doom tour dates have been revealed. Here are the dates so far:

Jul. 15 Northsix - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Reverend Bizarre, The Gates of Slumber, Rigor Sardonicous, Well of Souls, Agnosis)
Aug. 27 JJ Kellys - Chicago, IL w/ Twelfth Gate, Edens Fall
Oct. 01 Progpower Europe @ JC Sjiwa, Baarlo (L), The Netherlands (w/ Orphaned Ladn, Throes Of Dawn and more)
Oct. 14 Day Of Equinex Fest @ The Opera House - Toronto ON (w/ Green Carnation, Agalloch)

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Sodom Cancel Appearance At Minneapolis Mayhem 2

German thrashers SODOM have officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at this weekend's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival. According to the event's organizers, "SODOM canceled the show due to the fact that they did not get their paper work from the delivery service to get their work visas. A new headliner will be announced shortly."

Minneapolis Mayhem 2, set to take place May 6-7 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, will include appearances by DEW-SCENTED, USURPER, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SADUS and AVENGER OF BLOOD, among others.

For more information, visit minneapolismayhem.com.

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Subterranean Masquerade Release New Album In June

Subterranean Masquerade, an experimental supergroup featuring members of Novembers Doom and Agalloch, will release their new disc, "Suspended Animation Dreams," on June 21. The album blends elements of extreme metal, urban jazz, folk, classical, world and progressive music and includes the tracks "Wolf Among Sheep" and "Kind of a Blur."

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Novembers Doom Post New Video Online

Taken from the official Novembers Doom website:
"To help us celebrate the release of The Pale Haunt Departure, hitting stores in one week on March 1st, we have released the promotional video for the title track. You will find several versions to choose from by following the links above, using [MEDIA] and [VIDEO} or by clicking HERE. Don't forget, there's still a week to pre-order from The End Records to receive the free poster. They start shipping tomorrow!"

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Novembers Doom Listening Party/CD Release

Novembers Doom have announced their record release and CD listening party for March 1st, at Deliliah's in Chicago, Illinois. The CD spinning begins at 8pm, with free beer, and The End Records swag being given away. "The Pale Haunt Departure" hits stores on March 8th.

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Novembers Doom Announce New Bassist

Chicago doomsters Novembers Doom have announced the addition of bassist Brian Whited (ex-Avernus, Dead Serenade) to the group's ranks. "Brian has played with us occasionally in the past, and fits in very well with us both musically and personally," the band write on their web site. "We're pleased to have him back with us now, and he will make his public debut with us in the music video for 'The Pale Haunt Departure', the title track of our new CD which is due to be released March 8th, 2005."

"The Pale Haunt Departure" clip "was filmed on Sunday, January 23 with the help of production company Autumn's End Entertainment.

As previously reported, a brand new Novembers Doom track, entitled "Swallowed by the Moon", has been made available for download at this location.

The follow-up to 2002's "To Welcome The Fade", "The Pale Haunt Departure" was mixed by Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge of Sanity, Nightingale) and was mastered by James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament). Cover artwork was designed by Attila Kis of Demateria.

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Novembers Doom Complete New Video

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have finished filming a video for the title track of their upcoming CD, "The Pale Haunt Departure". The clip "was filmed on Sunday, January 23, and the production company, Autumn's End Entertainment has helped us capture an amazing piece of film, that is a perfect companion to the song," the band write on their web site.

A brand new NOVEMBERS DOOM track, entitled "Swallowed by the Moon", has been made available for download at this location.

"Swallowed by the Moon" comes off "The Pale Haunt Departure", due on March 8 via The End Records.

The follow-up to 2002's "To Welcome The Fade", "The Pale Haunt Departure" was mixed by Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) and was mastered by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT). Cover artwork was designed by Attila Kis of Demateria.

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The End Records Post Mp3s From Upcoming Releases

The End Records has posted mp3s of the following songs from upcoming releases here. Most are available for the first time.

Antimatter - Legions (rough edit)
Darkthrone - God Of Doubt
Epoch Of Unlight - Aberrant Shadows
Frantic Bleep - But A Memory
Novembers Doom - Swallowed By The Moon
Oathean - Beyond The Memories I Lost
Subterranean Masquerade - No Place Like Home (exclusive for 2004)
Ulver - Xmas (rough edit sampler)

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Novembers Doom Part Ways With Bassist

Chicago doomsters Novembers Doom have parted ways with bass player Mike LeGros. Mike played bass with the band for the past two years, and contributed to the recording of the upcoming CD, "The Pale Haunt Departure". "It was brought to our attention that he was not comfortable in the band due to creative differences, and the dedication to his instrument we required suffered because of this," the group said in a statement. "Very simply, it was time for a change, on both sides. Mike is an amazing person, and we are forever grateful for everything he did for Novembers Doom during his time with us. We wish him nothing but the best with DISINTER, NACHTMYSTIUM, and any other project he aligns himself with!

"We are in the process of filling the vacant bass position, and this will not hinder us from touring, and promoting 'The Pale Haunt Departure' in 2005. Any interested parties should email: info@novembersdoom.com."

"The Pale Haunt Departure" was mixed by Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity, Nightingale) and is being mastered by James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament). An early 2005 release through The End Records is expected.

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Novembers Doom New Album Update

Chicago- based doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have posted the following update:

“We are happy to announce that the mixing process with the amazing Dan Swano is now complete. Dan worked many long days and nights to make sure we were 100% happy with the final product, offering several versions of each song. We could not be more pleased with this entire process. Dan is one of the hardest working people in metal, and he treated Novembers Doom as if it were one of his own projects. We have a great deal of respect for him, and our eternal gratitude for making this as perfect as it is. Swano fans won't be disappointed either, as there is a guest appearance on the CD from him.
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Novembers Doom Finish Recording New Album

Chicago- based metallers NOVEMBERS DOOM have issued the following update:

The recording process for "The Pale Haunt Departure" is now complete, and the songs are in the hands of Dan Swano for the mix. Recording took about a week longer then originally planned, due to the amount of detail we chose to focus on this time around. This is easily the best performance from every member of the band. The artwork is also complete, and we'll be showing you the cover in the days to come.

"The Pale Haunt Departure" is to be released early next year through The End Records.

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Novembers Doom Enlist Dan Swano For New Album

Chicago's Novembers Doom have enlisted the services of Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge of Sanity, NIghtingale) for the final mix of the band's upcoming album, "The Pale Haunt Departure." Here is the official statement from the band's website:

We are proud to announce that we will be utilizing the enormous talent of Dan Swano for the final mix of "The Pale Haunt Departure." Dan Swano needs no introduction, but for those living under a rock for the past decade, Dan has been involved with some of the most influential and important metal bands of the genre. Only to name a few, bands such as Opeth, Katatonia, Dark Funeral, Marduk, Edge of Sanity, and Dissection have all been a part of the Swano legacy. The entire band being long time fans of Swano's, makes this an incredible opportunity for us and we believe this will not only a perfect choice for our music, but a true gift for our fans, as well as fans of Swano's work.

Recording is scheduled to begin on October 9th, and mixing with Dan should begin in late October / early November.

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Novembers Doom Signs To The End Records

The End Records has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed US act Novembers Doom. Hailing from Chicaco, IL Novembers Doom have established themselves through the years as one of the top doom acts in the world and possibly the most prominent one in North America. The initial release will be a re-issue of the last full length "To Welcome the Fade." It will contain a bonus CD with unreleased material such as live songs from our tour with The Gathering, the entire and long out-of-print EP "For Every Leaf That Falls," as well as some other possible surprises. Look for it in stores everywhere this October.

The writing process for the 5th full length CD is complete, and will be recorded in October 2004, for an early 2005 release. The early plan is to once again utilize the talents of Grammy winning Neal Kernon for the final mix of the CD. Entitled "The Pale Haunt Departure" it will contain 8 songs, at close to an hour of music. Tracklisting in no specific order: The Pale Haunt Departure, In the Absence of Grace, Dark World Burden, Swallowed By the Moon, The Dead Leaf Echo, Through a Childs Eyes, Collapse of the Falling Throe, and Autumn Reflection.

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Novembers Doom Sign With The End Records

Acclaimed Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have signed a wordwide deal with The End Records. The group's first release for the label will be a re-issue of the last full-length effort, "To Welcome the Fade". It will contain a bonus CD with unreleased material such as live songs from the band's tour with THE GATHERING, the entire and long out-of-print EP "For Every Leaf That Falls", as well as some other possible surprises. Look for it in stores everywhere this October.

NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed the songwriting process for their fifth full-length CD and will enter the studio in October to begin recording the effort for an early 2005 release. The early plan is to once again utilize the talents of Grammy-winning producer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nevermore, Deicide) for the final mixdown. Entitled "The Pale Haunt Departure", the CD will contain eight songs and will include close to an hour of music.

"The Pale Haunt Departure" track listing (in no specific order): More...

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The Gathering's Chicago Date Cancelled

THE GATHERING have posted the following message at their official website (www.gathering.nl):

“Dear all, We are sad to tell you our US booker didn't get a good deal from Chicago, so we had to scrap this gig. Hope to see you somewhere else in the USA!”

The Gathering will be on tour with AGALLOCH and NOVEMBERS DOOM in February. Confirmed dates now include: More...

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