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Samael has announced a series of upcoming European tour dates in September and October with special guests Melechesh and Keep of Kalessin. The band will be touring in support of the new album "Lux Mundi" (reviewed here), and the currently announced dates are as follows:
02.09.2011 : Dekompresja – Lódz (Poland)
03.09.2011 : Wiatrak – Zabrze (Poland)
04.09.2011 : Kwadrat – Krakow (Poland)
05.09.2011 : Szene – Vienna (Austria)
06.09.2011 : Exit Chmelnice – Prague (Czech Republic)
07.09.2011 : Randall – Bratislava (Slovakia)
08.09.2011 : 202 – Budapest (Hungary)
09.09.2011 : Euphoria Music Hall – Cluj Napoca (Romania)
10.09.2011 : Jubileina Hall – Sofia (Bulgaria)
11.09.2011 : Block33 – Thessaloniki (Greece)
13.09.2011 : Volxhaus – Klagenfurt (Austria)
14.09.2011 : Menza Pri Koritu – Ljubljana (Slovenia)
15.09.2011 : RnR Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Italy)
16.09.2011 : Blackout – Rome (Italy)
17.09.2011 : Sidharta – Prato (Italy)
18.09.2011 (CH) tbc / tbc
20.09.2011 : Backstage – Munich (Germany)
21.09.2011 : Steinbrucht Theater – Darmstadt (Germany)
22.09.2011 : Matrix – Bochum (Germany)
23.09.2011 : Bibelot – Dordrecht (Holland)
24.09.2011 : Le Coliseum – Charleroi (Belgium)
25.09.2011 : Doornroosje – Nijmegen (Holland)
27.09.2011 : Cavazik – Macon (France)
28.09.2011 : Gillen – Colmar (France)
29.09.2011 : Gladhaus – Cottbus (Germany)
30.09.2011 : Vera – Groningen (Holland)
01.10.2011 : Antipode – Rennes (France)
02.10.2011 : La Machine – Paris (France)
03.10.2011 : Ramier – Toulouse (France)
05.10.2011 : Hard Club – Porto (Portugal)
06.10.2011 : Cineteatro de Corroios – Lisbon (Portugal)
07.10.2011 : Caracol – Madrid (Spain)
08.10.2011 : Durango – Valencia (Spain)
09.10.2011 : Salamandra 1 – Barcelona (Spain) More...
Black metal icons Mayhem have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Keep Of Kalessin, Hate and Abigail Williams. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
11/02 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
11/03 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theater
11/05 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
11/08 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/11 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
11/12 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
11/13 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
11/14 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
11/15 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
11/16 Winnipeg, MB – The Osbourne Village Inn
11/17 Regina, SK – Exchange
11/18 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
11/19 Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/25 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
11/26 Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
11/27 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
11/28 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
11/29 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
12/04 Austin, TX – Emo’s
12/05 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/06 New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
12/07 Orlando, FL – The Club
12/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/09 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
12/10 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
12/11 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Some new live concert footage has been posted online featuring European death metal act Keep Of Kalessin performing its track "Judgement" in Denver, Colorado. You can view the footage in the player below.
You can also find a recent interview with Keep of Kalessin by heading over to this location.
Onslaught has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming OST Mountainfest in Romania:
"Hi Ladies and Luntaics Hope you're all doing great right now!
"We are extremely stoked to announce that Onslaught will be appearing at the 3 day open air OST Mountainfest in Brasov, Romania on 24th July 2011 along with Samael / Keep of Kalessin / Paradox and 23 other bands.
"Its been a few years since we last visited Romania and we're so looking forward to returning to this fantastic country. We had such an amazing experience and met some truly wonderful people last time around, it was a real blast. Bring it on!"
A list of upcoming Onslaught tour dates can be found at this location.
Veterans Sepultura have announced that it will be featuring a live stream of its May 14, 2011 concert appearance at The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Opening acts Belphegor and Keep of Kalessin will also be taking part in the free online stream. Viewers can access the show at this location starting at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and 11:00 p.m. Eastern.
Sepultura is set to release its new album, titled "Kairos," on July 12, 2011 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's track listing below. More...
Keep of Kalessin has checked in with the following announcement about performing upcoming live shows in Mexico:
"Mexico, here we come! We're happy to announce that we've confirmed our first ever shows in Mexico.
"The shows will take place at the Wild Metal Fest in Cancun on June 3rd and then Mexico City on the 4th of June.
"We're really excited to finally be playing there as we've heard great things about the Mexican metal fans from many of our colleagues in other bands. See you soon!"
You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the Keep of Kalessin MySpace page.
Southern California thrashers Bonded By Blood have announced the friendly departure of Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass). Brandon Gullin (Avenger of Blood) and Ben Bennet (Warbringer) will fill in the vacated spots on the band's upcoming North American tour supporting Sepultura.
Carlos Regalado, Juan Juarez and Mauro Gonzalez, Bonded By Blood's remaining members, have released the following statement:
"Bonded By Blood has gone through so many changes in the last couple of years while playing amazing festivals, touring the entire United States, Europe and Canada dozens of times, and enjoying the time with new and old friends and fans all over the world who mean the most to us. We first lost our original bass player, Ruben Dominguez back in 2009, then singer Jose Barrales left the band in 2010, but each was replaced with new members and the group marched on. Now, we regret to announce that Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass) are also stepping away from BBB. We will miss them just as much as we miss Ruben and Jose, and this band will not be the same without them, but the three of us that are left in Bonded By Blood hope that everyone who enjoys this band can understand that changes are inevitable. As much as we want to keep an 'original line-up', things happen that you just can't control.
"We hope all our friends, fans and fellow musicians can still give us the warm welcome we always received and still support us in these hard times while we rebuild the band as we all need all the support we can get. Thankfully, some new friends stepped up and are working hard to help us do the Sepultura tour, so big thanks to Ben Bennet (from Smog and formerly Warbringer) and Brandon Gulling (of Malus Rex and the recently reformed Avenger of Blood), who will be filling in on bass and rhythm guitar respectively while we keep together what is left of Bonded By Blood. We hope to see you all on the road again; it's not going to be the same without our old friends up there with us... But shit happens."
Alex Lee comments on leaving Bonded By Blood:
"With Jose leaving the band followed by my own parting, I want to assure you all that it is not a coincidence, nor is it a fluke. Being a guitarist, I have always been interested in playing other styles of music and not only thrash. Don't get me wrong, I love my thrash music, but I honestly see myself being suited better with another band or type of music than what I have been doing with Bonded By Blood. It has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, due to the fact that this was the first band that I was in or established, but now I feel that it's my time to move on and to continue my progress on a new path. I wish Bonded the best of luck and I know they can succeed. As for the fans, I know they won't truly understand, they can either hate me or follow me, but I hope they will continue listening to and seeing Bonded live, for I believe that they will hold strong for years to come. You guys were the best and thanks for the great years!"
Jerry Garcia reflects on his time with Bonded By Blood and his exit:
"Being part of Bonded By Blood for almost two years now has been the best experience of my life. I've seen and done things that I could have only dreamed of. I had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the most talented musicians in the world, including the ones in my band. Everything I experienced will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. However, as time goes by and life begins to unfold, certain things begin to become very evident and downright inevitable. Bonded By Blood is more than just a band, it's a spirit and it transcends any single individual person or band member.
"I want to thank each and every single one of you that ever supported me and the guys in doing what we do best in life, and that is music. There is no better feeling in the world than to bring happiness to someone through music. It is an incredibly humbling experience that I never took for granted. I am not sad, nor am I disappointed in my departure from the band. I see it as a fresh start to another chapter in my random life. As for me... Well, I'll be around - music is something that is essential to my life. I cherished the good, learned from the bad and realized that in life, 'the only constant is change'.
"One last thank you to everyone that showed me kindness on and off the road, so thanks to Juan, Carlos, Alex, Mauro, Marco, Talita and the rest of the Earache gang including Anthony, every band I toured with, and most of all the fans! See ya!"
Bonded By Blood recently finished a co-headlining European tour with Lazarus A.D. Go to this location to view Sepultura, Hate, Keep of Kelessin and Bonded By Blood tour dates.
Dying Fetus has posted the re-mastered versions of “Grotesque Impalement” (taken from "Infatuation With Malevolence") and “Skull Fucked” (taken from "Purification Through Violence") online now via the band’s MySpace page. These re-mastered tracks come from the band’s forthcoming, expanded re-issues of earlier albums that will see their release early this year, which coincidentally marks the 20th anniversary of the group.
Dying Fetus has also announced that the last headlining tour in support of it's most recent album "Descend Into Depravity" will be as the headliners of the 2011 Bonecrusher Fest. This last tour starting work on a brand new album will also include Keep of Kalessin, Carnifex, Annotations of an Autopsy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Angelus Apatrida. A complete listing of the 2011 tour dates and cities can be found at this location.
Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura will return to North America for a headlining tour next April/May in support of the band's upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut. Joining them will be Belphegor, Keep of Kalessin, Hate, Neuraxis, and Bonded By Blood. Starting May 23rd, Seattle's Nevermore will replace Belphegor to finish out the tour.
"We are very happy to play once again in the U.S., especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages," commented Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser. "We're also excited to start working with our new label, Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner.
"We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we're going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!"
Confirmed North American shows for 2011 are as follows: More...
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America next April in support of their forthcoming new studio album, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records next year. Joining them on the tour will be Belphegor, Keep Of Kalessin, Hate and Bonded By Blood, though as of May 23rd, Belphegor will be replaced by Nevermore.
"We are very happy to play once again in the US, especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “We’re also excited to start working with our new label Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner. We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we’re going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
European extreme metal act Keep Of Kalessin has posted a new North American tour update video online in which the band pays a visit to a local Wal-Mart location. You can view the video below:
The 2011 Bonecrusher fest will kick off in February and consists of Dying Fetus, Keep of Kalessin, Carnifex, Annotations of an Autopsy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Angelus Apatrida. Dying Fetus singer John Gallagher has this to say: "After touring the entire world in 2010 we cannot think of a better way to start off the year 2011 than back in Europe. We cannot wait to witness the breaking of bones and the crushing of skulls as we headline Bonecrusher Fest. The line-up promises to the fans in each and every city that they will witness the most brutal and aggressive tour for all of 2011…guaranteed. Bones crushed!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
18.02.11 Germany Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
19.02.11 Germany Essen Turock
20.02.11 Holland Utrecht Tivoli
21.02.11 Germany Hamburg Knust
22.02.11 Day Off
23.02.11 Germany Berlin K17
24.02.11 Czech Rep Prague Exit Chmelnice
25.02.11 Germany Leipzig Theater-Fabrik
26.02.11 Germany Mnchen Feierwerk
27.02.11 Slovakia Bratislava Randal Club
28.02.11 Austria Wien Arena
01.03.11 Slovenia Ljubljana Kino Siska
02.03.11 Germany Nrnberg Hirsch
03.03.11 Italy Schio (VI) Mac2 Club
04.03.11 Italy Rome Blackout Rock Club
05.03.11 Switzerland Luzern Schr
06.03.11 Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
07.03.11 France Paris Trabendo
08.03.11 UK London O2 Academy Islington
09.03.11 UK Birmingham O2 Academy 2
10.03.11 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
11.03.11 Germany Kassel Kulturfabrik Salzmann
Contraband Candy caught up with Hellish Outcast for an interview at the Hole In The Sky 2010 festival.
Hot news was the recent addition to the line-up of Keep Of Kalessin front man Thebon giving their sound a slicker edge. We found out how this all came about, what the band's immediate plans are and who they'd shag if they had to be gay!
Check out the interview below:
Black metallers Rev 16:8 have announced an upcoming live show in Sweden alongside Keep of Kalessin, Vilefuck, and In Mourning on October 15th. Details of the show can be found at this location. Rev 16:8's upcoming live shows are as follows:
10/15 2010 Sigurdsgatan 25 Västerås, Västmanlan, SWEDEN
11/26 2010 Fabriken Umeå, Västerbott, SWEDEN
Keep Of Kalessin vocalist Thebon has announced his joining of death/thrashers Hellish Outcast as thier new vocalist. Thebon replaces former vocalist Sjalg Unnison who left to persue his othe project in Leadsledge. Thebon is not planning to be taking any time away from Keep Of Kalessin.
Tasmania’s technical death metallers Psycroptic have announced a series of North American headlining dates in the middle of and following their tour with Nile. Confirmed tour dates for the "Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II," and the band's headlining shows, are as follows:
"Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II"
NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
10/31/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/01/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/02/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/03/10 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
11/04/10 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
11/05/10 Club Hell – Providence, RI
11/06/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/07/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
11/08/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/09/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/12/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/13/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/10 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
11/16/10 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
11/17/10 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
11/18/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/19/10 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX (PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY only)
11/20/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/21/10 The Warsaw – Houston, TX
11/23/10 Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/24/10 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL More...
Norwegian extreme metal horde Keep Of Kalessin will release "Reptilian" in North America on June 8th. The follow up to Keep of Kalessin's 2008 release, "Kolossus," was recorded once again at the band's own studio in Trondheim, Norway. Final mixing duties were handled this time around by Daniel Bergstrand. Members of the band spoke about what it was like to work with Daniel Bergrstrand and their upcoming tour with Nile, Ex Deo, Psycroptic, and Pathology.
"We're very happy with the result of the new album,” guitarist Obsidian C. commented. “Working with Daniel Bergstrand was great and he really helped us gain a more powerful production. This album is more direct and in-you-face than before and we hope that our fans will like it. We have also started to play some of these songs live now and they work better than any of our earlier material. We also see that the crowd react very well to these new songs and we're looking forward to playing them for the American fans in October and November when we will be touring with Nile over there."
Drummer Vyl added: “The new album is intended to go straight for the kill. With more power and edge than before. We wanted a more contemporary sound without loosing the organic feel to it. I feel that the title Reptilian is a statement and describes the album rather than proposing a concept. We hired Daniel Bergstrand for drum-recording and mix. You know you'll get results when he goes ‘that was a world-class fill’ or ‘that beat fucking sucks’. His honesty and flair for detail really raised the level of our sound. And he had a great coffee-machine.”
Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin will release their new album "Reptilian" on May 14th (Europe) and June 8th (N. America) via Nuclear Blast Records. All of the tracks from the album are currently available for streaming online via MetalSucks.net.
The "Reptilian" track listing is as follows:
1. Dragon Iconography
2. The Awakening
4. The Dragontower
5. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
6. Dark As Moonless Night
7. The Divine Land
8. Reptilian Majesty
Norwegian extreme metal horde Keep of Kalessin has upload the new track “Judgement” to the band's official Myspace page. The song is off the forthcoming album "Reptilian," which is set to be released on May 14th (Europe) and June 8th (N. America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dragon Iconography
2. The Awakening
4. The Dragontower
5. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
6. Dark As Moonless Night
7. The Divine Land
8. Reptilian Majesty
In Vain has issued the following update about performing a series of live shows in Norway with Keep of Kalessin:
"Get ready for the most spectacular metal show in Norway this year! For a long time, Keep Of Kalessin has been talked about as the best live band in the metal scene of Norway and now they are finally ready to take it to the next level. Teaming up with the highly critically acclaimed band, In Vain, this is a show you don't wanna miss! Special Guests: Audrey Horne (Oslo only)."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
5/12 Energimølla, Kongsberg
5/13 Garage, Bergen
5/14 Folken, Stavanger
5/15 Rockefeller, Oslo (with Audrey Horne)