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Formed: 1989
From: Goes, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Gorefest News

Below is our complete Gorefest 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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Gorefest To Enter The Studio

Reunited Dutch metallers Gorefest have posted the following update on their official web site:

Next month, July 2005 and part of August, we will camp down at the Excess studio in Rotterdam with engineer Hans Pieters to record our fifth studio album. We have about 15 songs to record, of which we will pick about 10 to put on the album. Mixing will be done by Danish knob-toggler Tue Madsen at his home studio in Denmark in August. Tue is known for his work with The Haunted, Aborted, Disbelief, Born from Pain and many others. At the moment we are finishing up on the songs and breaking our heads over how to play them. As of yet we have no title to give you, we'll get back to you on that one. During our stay in Rotterdam, a studio report will be posted on this site on a regular basis. We will let you in on the progress being made and give you an insight in typical recording processes like: girlfriend interference, ego struggle, black eyes, break up, re-reunion, the breaking of strings, drumheads, studio interior, and so on. We've also been added to the Fields of Rock line-up, which is promising to be a great festival!

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Entire Gorefest Back Catalogue To Be Re-issued

On July 18, Nuclear Blast Records will be re-issuing the entire Gorefest back catalogue, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. The following three two-CD sets are currently scheduled for release:

"Mindloss" (1991) + early demos
"False" (1993) + demos + "Live Misery" EP + "Erase" (1995) + "Fear" EP + 'Goddess In Black' (orchestral)
"Soul Survivor" (1996) + 'Goddess In Black' (from "Freedom" EP) + Dynamo Open Air '96 + demo "Chapter 13" (1998) + demo + remix

Everything will be remastered, and booklets will contain liner notes by renowned Dutch journalist and writer Robert Haagsma, along with many pics from the band's own private stash. In addition, Nuclear Blast will throw in a cool box in which to store all the CDs from the collection.

The band is currently writing songs for what will reportedly be "a very heavy new album." A late 2005/early 2006 release is expected.

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Gorefest Frontman Breaks Foot, Soldier On

Guitarist Frank Harthoorn of the reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Thank you, everybody who attended our try-out gig in the fair city of Goes, you all made it a night we'll remember for a long time! JC [Jan Chris de Koeijer, bass/vocals] certainly will, since he did the show on a broken foot! Yes, the blond one, in a frustrated fit of rage over some severe backpains he was having a couple of days ago, unknowingly broke his foot when he slammed it into a wall. Nice going, dude! This doesn't mean we're pulling out of the next couple of shows, of course. Being the trooper he is, JC will be on stage sporting a walking cast. Just don't expect him to pull any David Lee Rothian antics, OK?

"Anyway, it truly was an awesome night. Heads were banging, the metal was flowing, and much beer was being drunk. Girls were creaming their panties, and grown men were weeping. Well, maybe not, but I think I can safely say that a fun time was had by all. And we're just starting!"

As previously reported, GOREFEST recently inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently writing songs for what will reportedly be "a very heavy new album." A late 2005 release is expected.

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Gorefest Looking For Live Pictures From Fans

Reunited Dutch metallers Gorefest are currently looking for pictures taken on the group's "Chapter 13" tour — "either supporting Priest or our own shows, live pics, backstage, anything you thought was worth saving for later," the group's drummer, Ed Warby, writes on their web site.

To submit material, write to: ed_warby@hotmail.com

As previously reported, Gorefest recently inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently writing songs for what will reportedly be "a very heavy new album." A late 2005 release is expected.

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Nuclear Blast Signs Gorefest

Recently reformed metal band Gorefest has officially signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 1989, the Netherlands outfit originally signed with the label in 1992, before moving to Steamhammer/SPV, then breaking up in 1999. The band is currently writing material for their next album, which should hit stores late this year. According to the group, "It is turning out to be a pretty amazing year for us, first of all getting back together again, and now getting back to the world's leading metal label!"

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Hammerfall, Equilibrium Added To Wacken Open Air

Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...

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Reunited Gorefest To Enter Studio Again

From the official website of the Dutch band:

There where a lot of rumours going on lately but now its official the guys are back together again. After 6 and a half years they are jamming together again. "After a few minutes we stood there all with a big smile on our face like 'fucking hell we rocked.' It felt great playing together again."

They have rehearsed a few times now the first day they played a few old songs but the second day they already started to write new songs. Three songs are already recorded and the guys are listening to them at home and playing around with them. Jan Chris said that at least one of the new songs is faster than everything they ever did. He ensures us that the next record will be a hard and dark album, and he means very hard!

When we will see this new album.... well no hurries. In October they are going into the studio again to record some more but they don't follow deadlines anymore. They do it when they want to and don't want to feel that pressure anymore.

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