"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1997
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rapture News

Below is our complete Rapture 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.

Mourning Beloveth To Play Madrid Is The Dark Fest

Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Madrid is the Dark Festival:

"Mourning Beloveth are pleased to announce that we shall take the stage at the second installment of the Madrid is the Dark festival, which takes place on the 30/31 of October 2010."

Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

Saturday 30th Oct

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Rapture Announces Festival Appearances

Finland's Rapture has issued the following update about appearing at two upcoming festivals in Spain and Portugal:

"Rapture will be in Portugal and Spain at October 29th and 30th. The first one is the LX Extreme Fest 2010 at the SIDE B Lounge Live Club in Benavente, Portugal, October 29th. The second one is the Madrid Is The Dark Fest 2 in - surprise - Madrid at Ocotber 30th. Also check the MySpace page of the events for more info: Side B Club and Madrid Is The Dark. Be there."

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Rapture Part Ways With Singer

Finnish atmospheric doom/death metallers RAPTURE have announced the departure of vocalist Henri "HV" Villberg.

"I have decided to part ways with the band and give my full attention to other projects I feel more close to me," Villberg said in a statement "There is plenty of reasons (I leave unmentioned) to end up to this decision but for you to know our ways separated in good terms. I wish the band good luck, the very best for the future. Create more these amazing albums!"

RAPTURE's third album, "Silent Stage", was released in 2005 via Spikefarm Records. More...

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Shape Of Despair Post New Audio Sample Online

SHAPE OF DESPAIR, the Finnish Funeral doom band featuring former AMORPHIS singer Pasi Koskinen and his wife Natalie, released their new album "Ilusion's Play" on September 22nd through Spinefarm. An audio clip of the song 'Curse Life' can be found at this location (click on Music)

On related news, the band has confirmed two upcoming shows:

28.10- at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland (with REVEREND BIZARRE, RAPTURE and ENSIFERUM)
14.11- at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland (with SKEPTICISM and ESOTERIC)

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