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Keep Of Kalessin

From: Norway
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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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Keep Of Kalessin Reveals New Album Details

Norwegian extreme metal band KEEP OF KALESSIN will release their new album, "Reptilian," in North America on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Reptilian" is as follows:

01. Dragon Iconography
02. The Awakening
03. Judgement
04. The Dragontower
05. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
06. Dark As Moonless Night
07. The Divine Land
08. Reptilian Majesty

A shortened and rough mix of the new song “The Dragontower” can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Gravdal Reveals New Album Details

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album “Torturmantra,” which is due for release on Unexploded Records in the spring. The nine-track “Torturmantra” is a follow up to 2008’s “Sadist,” and will be the band’s second full-length album. Artwork on “Torturmantra” is by the Norwegian artist Robert Høyem who has worked with bands like SLAGMAUR and GALAR. The tracklisting as follows:

1. Hydrestund I Helvete
2. Slave
3. Eg E Ditt Helvete
4. Mishandlet
5.
6. Torturmantra
7. Pulsen Vakler
8. Klastrert På Ambolt
9. Slutt More...

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Keep Of Kalessin Gets Their Own Official Stamp

Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin have issued the following update about appearing on stamps made by the Norwegian Royal Mail:

"As one of the artists in Melodi Grand Prix 2010, the Norwegian Royal Mail has made stamps with Keep Of Kalessin on them. This is normally only done with the royal family or historic figures. The band got the official news and was also delivered the stamps at a small get-together in the home of Per Sundnes (the MGP host) on Friday February 5th with all the other MGP 2010 finalists. This is a big surprise and a huge step for metal in Norway."

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Gorgoroth Reveals Opening Bands For European Tour

GORGOROTH (nor) has announced that GRAVDAL (nor) will support them on their upcoming European tour with KEEP OF KALESSIN. The tour dates are as follows:

09.04.2010 - Belgium, Vosselaar @ Biebob
10.04.2010 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
11.04.2010 - France, Paris @ Trabendo
12.04.2010 - Germany, Hamburg @ Marx
13.04.2010 - Germany, Cologne @ Underground
14.04.2010 - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
15.04.2010 - Italy, Milan @ Magazzini Generali
16.04.2010 - Germany, Osnabrück @ N8
17.04.2010 - Germany, Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei

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Keep of Kalessin Posts "Dragontower" Performance

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin have posted footage online of their performance of the song "Dragontower" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

Keep of Kalessin will release their new album "Reptilian" in 2010 through Nuclear Blast and Indie Recordings.

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Keep Of Kalessin Posts New Album Teaser

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin have announced that their upcoming full-length album will be titled "Reptilian." The band has also posted a brief teaser video for the album, which can be viewed below. "Reptilian" will be released in 2010 through Nuclear Blast and Indie Recordings.

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Keep Of Kalessin Posts New Studio Video

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin have posted a second video report from the studio recording sessions of their upcoming album, which is scheduled for a May, 2010 release. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Keep of Kalessin Posts Video Studio Report

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin have posted a video studio report from the recording of their upcoming album, which is scheduled for a 2010 release. The band also issued the following statement about the video:

"Here it is, the brand new studioreport for Keep of Kalessins new album. We have made a official Keep of Kalessin youtube channel, so go there and subscribe to our videos to be sure got get the latest news and videos." More...

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Keep Of Kalessin Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian black metal band Keep Of Kalessin has issued the following studio update:

"We are now preparing and recording stuff for our new album, and are also doing our first studio report today."

"You can also discuss and get updates from our forum."

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Keep Of Kalessin Cancels Rome Tour Date

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin, who are currently supporting Death Angel on the "Summer Madness" tour, have issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at an upcoming show in Rome:

"The show in Stadio Comunale in Rome 07.05.09 has been canceled due to license issues, we are very sorry about this!! Hope to see you guys next time we are around."

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Ex Deo Streaming Entire New Album Online

EX DEO, the new Roman-themed super group led by Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM), has uploaded their entire debut album on their Myspace page for streaming. “Romulus,” features guest appearances by Karl Sanders (NILE), Nergal (BEHEMOTH), Obsidian C. (KEEP OF KALESSIN) as well as the following recording line-up:

Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM) - Vocals
Stephane Barbe (KATAKLYSM) - Guitars
J-F Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) - Guitars
Max Duhamel (KATAKLYSM) - Drums
Francois Mongrain (MARTYR) - Bass
Jonathan Leduc (BLACKGUARD) – Keyboards

“Romulus” will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on June 19th in Europe and June 30th in North America.

You can catch the band on tour this September as part of this years installment of Paganfest Europe. The latest Paganfest European tour dates are as follows: More...

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Death Angel Ready To Embark On Summer Tour

DEATH ANGEL'S SUMMER TOUR STARTS JUNE 14!
Death Angel is preparing to embark on their summer tour, which starts on June 14.

JUNE 14 - Death Angel headlines the 32nd Annual Haight Street Fair, the most celebrated street fair in San Francisco.

European "Summer Madness" Tour with Kataklysm and Keep of Kalessin:

June 22 ES - Totem - Pamplona
June 23 PT - Cinema Batalha - Porto
June 24 ES - Sala A - Vigo
June 25 ES - Albeniz - Gijon
June 27 BE - Graspop - Dessel
June 28 UK - Underworld - London
June 29 UK - Rios - Leeds
June 30 UK - Seven - Nottingham
July 01 DE - Turock - Essen
July 02 DE - Backstage - München
July 03 SI - Metalcamp - Tolmin
July 05 IT - Stadio Comunale - Genzano di Roma (Roma)
July 06 IT - Colonia Sonora Festival - Collegno (Torino)
July 09 SER - Exit Fest - Novi Sad
July 10 CZ - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice
July 11 NL - Fortarock - Nijmegen
July 12 DE - Meier Music Hall - Braunschweig
July 14 PL - Klub Progresja - Warsaw
July 15 HU - Hegyalja Festival - Tokaj
August 15 FIN - Jalometalli Festival - Oulu

September 13 - MEXICO - Mezcal Metal Fest - Mexico City
September 15 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest (pre-party) - Monterrey
September 16 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest - Monterrey

Death Angel's first ever LIVE DVD, "Sonic German Beatdown," is out now. Five years after the acclaimed comeback album, "The Art Of Dying", and the following album, “Killing Season,” DEATH ANGEL has released a DVD with two full length concerts filmed in Germany.

The DVD includes 2 discs filmed live at The Rock Hard Festival 2007 and a club show in Adelsheim 2008. Bonus material includes music videos for “Thicker Than Blood” and “Dethroned” and a live CD of the Rock Hard Festival performance. The set is also available in double album vinyl.

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Belphegor Added To Metalcamp Festival 2009

The Metalcamp Festival 2009 will take place in Tolmin, Slovenia from July 2nd-8th. Austrian metallers Belphegor have issued the following brief announcement about playing at the festival:

"BELPHEGOR are proud to announce that they are confirmed to appear at the METALCAMP open air in Tolmin, Slovenia on July 4, 2009."

The currently confirmed line up for the festival is as follows: More...

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ABORTED
ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BLIND GUARDIAN
DEATH ANGEL
DEATHSTARS
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
EDGUY
EQUILIBRIUM
EXTREMA
GRAVEWORM
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
HOLLENTHON
KATAKLYSM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KREATOR
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
SATYRICON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
VADER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Bilocate Confirmed For Devilstone Festival 2009

Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.

The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:

SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]

For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.

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Kataklysm Announces Headlining European Tour

KATAKLYSM has announced that they will be the headlining act of the upcoming Summer Madness European Tour featuring label mates DEATH ANGEL and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Here are the confirmed tour dates so far:

June 21, 2009 Hellfest – Clisson, France
June 22, 2009 Totem – Pamplona, Spain
June 23, 2009 Cinema Batalha – Porto, Portugal
June 24, 2009 Sala A – Vigo, Spain
June 25, 2009 Albeniz - Gijon, Spain
June 27, 2009 Graspop – Dessel, Belgium
June 28, 2009 Underworld – London, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
June 29, 2009 Rios – Leeds, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
June 30, 2009 Seven – Nothingham, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
July 01, 2009 Turock – Essen, Germany
July 02, 2009 Backstage – München, Germany
July 03, 2009 Metalcamp – Tolmin, Slovenia
July 05, 2009 Stadio Comunale - Genzano di Roma, Italy
July 06, 2009 Colonia Sonora Festival - Collegno (Torino), Italy
July 09, 2009 Exit Fest - Novi Sad, Serbia
July 10, 2009 Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 11, 2009 Fortarock – Nijmegen, The Netherlands (DEATH ANGEL closing)
July 12, 2009 Meier Music Hall – Braunschweig, Germany
July 14, 2009 Klub Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
July 15, 2009 Hegyalja Festival – Tokaj, Hungary

KATAKLYSM is kicking off their North American trek as direct support to England's grindcore legends Napalm Death on the upcoming "Campaign for Musical Destruction" tour, which kicked off on April 10.

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Satyricon And Warbringer Confirmed For FortaRock

The 2009 FortaRock festival is scheduled to take place on July 11th at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland. The most recent bands confirmed for the line-up are Warbringer and Satyricon. The other announced bands are as follows:

All Shall Perish
Death Angel
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Heidevolk
Kataklsym
Keep of Kalessin
Meshuggah
Moonspell

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Graspop

Progressive metal legends Dream Theater are the latest act to be confirmed for Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel between June 26th-28th.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:

"Hello everyone!

As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!

Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!

"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!

"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...

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Enslaved and KoK Nominated for Norwegian Grammy

Enslaved has been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Awards in the category Best Metal Album for “Vertebrae.” The prize ceremony will take place in Oslo on Saturday, January, 24th.

Grutle Kjellson comments: "This is great! Although this our 5th nomination, I will never get used to receiving honors such as this! Some people claim these awards does not mean anything, and they might be right of course. Then again they are lying idiots if they claim they wouldn't appreciate a Best Metal Album award. It simply states that you are doing something right even if your life doesn't depend on it."

"Congratulations to our buddies in Keep of Kalessin with their nomination too!"

Keep of Kalessin is also nominated for Best Metal album for ”Kolossus.” Keep of Kalessin will start 2009 with a headlining Finland tour, which starts January 10th in Helsinki, then Jyväskylä, Turku and Tampere.

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