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Keep Of Kalessin

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Latest Keep Of Kalessin News

Below is our complete Keep Of Kalessin 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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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
Keep of Kalessin

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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
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Sacred Reich
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room

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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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First Bands Announced For Graspop 2009

The first batch of bands for Belgium's premiere metal festival, Graspop has been revealed. The event will take place on June 26th-28th in Dessel.

The initial bands are as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Sacred Reich
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room

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Amon Amarth Reveals 2009 Touring Schedule

Amon Amarth has issued the following year end update and 2009 touring plans:

2008 has been one hell of a year for Amon Amarth. The year has been filled with one exciting event after another. We started the year with our first ever Australia/New Zealand tour - one more continent conquered. It was great to finally meet some of our Australian and New Zealand fans and experience an authentic Aussie barbie.

Our new album, Twilight of the Thunder God was a tremendous success. Not only debuting #48 on the US Billboard, #10 and #11 in Finland and Sweden as well as an amazing #6 in Germany! But also being part of the top 10 of many albums of the year lists. We had a very successful North American tour with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence in early fall. We're looking forward to heading back across the ocean for another tour in 2009.

It's impossible to talk about 2008 without mentioning Unholy Alliance Tour Chapter III. It's been a great honor to share the stage with our heroes, Slayer. We ended the year with a bang. Bloodshed over Bochum was more successful than we expected. 4 sold out shows with fans coming from all corners of the world. 4 memorable nights and a hell of a way to spend New Years Eve surrounded by friends and fans, thank you all! More...

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Samael Reveals 2009 Touring Plans

Swiss metal act Samael has issued the following update about their 2009 tour schedule:

In January/February S A M A E L will go on a two treks tour across Europe. The first one with Deicide, Vader, Devian and supports; the second one with Keep Of Kalessin and Noctiferia. Here is where and when winter will be the hottest this year:

First trek:
08.01.09: 013 - Tilburg, Holland
09.01.09: Patronaat - Haarlem, Holland
10.01.09: Biebob - Vosselar, Belgium
11.01.09: La Locomotive - Paris, France
12.01.09: CCO Villeurbanne - Lyon, France
13.01.09: Rockhal - Esch/Alzette, Luxemburg
14.01.09: Ika-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
15.01.09: Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
16.01.09: Matrix - Bochum, Germany
17.01.09: Transilvania Live - Erstfeld, Switzerland
18.01.09: Rolling Stone - Milan, Italy
19.01.09: Komma - Worgl, Austria
20.01.09: DK Dubravka - Bratislava, Slovakia
21.01.09: Mega Club - Katowice, Poland
22.01.09: Progresja - Warsaw, Poland More...

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Indie Recordings Releases Free Christmas Comp.

Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Enslaved Cancels North American Tour

Norwegian progressive metal artists Enslaved has posted the following message online:

"It is with great regret that Enslaved has to announce the cancellation of the North American 'Vertebrae' tour [with Swallow The Su and Keep Of Kalessin] scheduled for May 2009. At the heart of the issue lies a tour that was hard to get together in the first place so we've decided to let the whole tour be cancelled and start working on setting up a new North American tour all the way from scratch again. . . Our sincere apologies to all the fans that were ready to come out to these shows; but rest assured — we are working day and night on setting up the new tour that will replace these dates."

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Amon Amarth And Obituary To Tour Europe

Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth will be headlining a European tour next year which will also include death metal legends Obituary aswell as Legion Of The Damned and Keep Of Kalessin.

The tour dates are as follows:

Mar. 05 - NL - Heerhugowaard - Waerdse Tempel
Mar. 06 - DE - Erfurt - Stadtgarten
Mar. 07 - DE - Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
Mar. 08 - BE - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Loo
Mar. 09 - UK - London - Forum
Mar. 10 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
Mar. 11 - DE - Cologne - Palladium
Mar. 12 - DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
Mar. 13 - DE - Dessau - Hangar *
Mar. 14 - DE - München - Backstage *
Mar. 16 - DE - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Mar. 17 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
Mar. 18 - IT - Bologna - Estragon
Mar. 19 - AT - Innsbruck - Hafen
Mar. 20 - AT - Linz - Posthof
Mar. 21 - AT - Wien - Gasometer
Mar. 22 - HR - Zagreb - Boogaloo
Mar. 23 - SI - Maribor - Stuk (Big Hall)
Mar. 24 - CZ - Prague - Abaton
Mar. 25 - DE - Hannover - Capitol
Mar. 26 - DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof
Mar. 27 - DE - Lichtenfels - Stadthalle
Mar. 28 - DE - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
Mar. 29 - NL - Enschede - Atak

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Keep Of Kalessin To Tour Europe w/ Morbid Angel

Keep Of Kalessin is about to embark on yet another tour, this time around with legends in Morbid Angel. They'll be joining Kataklysm, Marduk and Arsis on the Rock The Nation Metalfest tour of Europe. Here are the latest tour dates:

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Trap Them
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Enslaved Announces North American Tour Dates

Enslaved will be heading out for a North American trek next May along with Keep Of Kalessin and Swallow The Sun. The tour dates are as follows:

May 1 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
May 2 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 3 - Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
May 4 - Regina, SK @ The exchange
May 5 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
May 6 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
May 7 - Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
May 8 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
May 9 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 10 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
May 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
May 12 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
May 13 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
May 15 - San Ant, TX @ Scout Bar
May 16 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
May 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 19 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
May 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 21 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
May 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
May 23 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 24 - New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
May 25 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Électriques
May 26 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 27 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
May 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 29 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

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Kataklysm Offers North American Tour Update

Kataklysm vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently issued the following update from the road while on the second annual "Death by Decibels" tour:

"Today is a day off in Hollywood, CA and we might go check out that cock rock cover band STEEL PANTHER tonight at the Key Club. Speaking of the Key Club, it was a great show yesterday! The crowd was on fire for all the bands and it was great to see all the fans chanting the lyrics to 'Prevail'. The album is obviously doing well and the tour has been doing great. Highlights so far have been Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, all the Texas dates, Los Angeles and the sold out show in San Diego at the Soma.

"We're having a blast with the Norwegians in KEEP OF KALESSIN, the Swiss folk fuckers in ELUVEITIE and our old friends in DYING FETUS. It's been a great ride so far and you if you haven't seen this package yet do yourself a favor and don't miss it! It's really a killer diverse metal package and a good time. Thanks again to all of you for the great support, we know these are hard times in the country and having so many people come out means a lot to us and all the bands. Cheers!"

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Kataklysm Wins "Best Metal Album" Award In Quebec

"Prevail", the most recently acclaimed album by Canada's hyperblasters KATAKLYSM, has won for "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), an awards show that recognizes achievements by Quebec independent artists. The event is produced by the Quebec Independent Music Association which is also behind the Montreal International Music Initiative (MIMI). KATAKLYSM has released the following statement in regards to this rather flattering victory:

“KATAKLYSM would like to thank the board of judges and all the people that voted for ‘Prevail’. We were super psyched as it was just to be nominated but now that we’ve actually won we can’t really explain how great it feels. It’s definitely an honor, especially since we were up against some great artists. What a great way to start our North American tour in a few days! We can’t wait to get out there and show the rest of the world what Quebec already knows; KATAKLYSM will ‘Prevail’!"

Those that were nominated this year included:

TEARS FOR THE SKY - "Boredomville II"
MENACE RUINE - "Cult of Ruins"
KOSMOS - "Kosmos"
ION DISSONANCE - "Minus The Herd"
KATAKLYSM - "Prevail"

KATAKLSYM will headline this year’s installment of the “Death by Decibels” tour presented by CDV Software Entertainment and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel the video game. The package features DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN from September 26th until October 16th then ARSIS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN October 18th until the 24th. The confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Keep Of Kalessin Prepares For U.K. Tour

Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin has posted the following message online:

"Next week Keep Of Kalessin will start the autumn touring and the band is kicking it all off with some UK shows together with ABGOTT and DISGUISE.

After very successful tours with SATYRICON, ENSLAVED and CARPATHIAN FOREST in the last couple of years Keep Of Kalessin is excited to play more than 30 minute sets for their british troops!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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More "Death By Decibels" Tour Dates Announced

Additional performances for this year's annual Death by Decibels tour featuring KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN have been announced.

The tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
09/30/08 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/10/08 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/14/08 The Avalon – Santa Clara (San Francisco), CA
10/15/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/16/08 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/24/08 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/25/08 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/26/08 The Opera House – Toronto, ON - CANADA More...

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Lobotomized More...

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Kataklysm Announces Headlining Tour Dates

The first set of headlining dates from Canadian Hyper-blasters KATAKLYSM have been announced. Dubbed the as the second annual "Death By Decibels" tour, this year's installment will also feature Dying Fetus, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN.

Additional shows, including dates in Canada with special guest ARSIS, will be announced shortly. Look for more regional guests to be announced on several shows soon as well. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo's Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody's Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA More...

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