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Pale Divine

Formed: 1997
From: Glen Mills, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pale Divine News

Below is our complete Pale Divine 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.

Doom In June Vol. 4 Coming To Las Vegas

The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.

Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.

For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.

"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."

Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:

Acid Witch
BigElf
Black Prism
Christian Mistress
Deathkings
Demon Lung
Funerary
Godhunter
Ides of Gemini
Lotus
My Ruin
Night Demon
November's Doom
Pale Divine
Satan's Host
Secrets of the Sky
SpiralArms
Spiritual Shepherd
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Wounded Giant

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Pale Divine Album Reissued On Double CD

Shadow Kingdom Records has announced a special double-CD reissue of Pale Divine's 2007 release "Cemetery Earth" on February 18th.The fully remastered "Cemetery Earth" album is contained on disc one, while disc two contains Demo 2006, as well as live and rehearsal material. Stream two selections from the ten-song "Cemetery Earth" below. Shadow Kingdom owner Tim McGrogran had this to say about the reissue:

"The third Pale Divine album is probably right where the band envisioned their sound to be when they first started their career. They are the masters at blending 70s psychedelic blues jamming with sinister dark heavy traditional doom metal. There are not too many bands that are able to do what they can do which makes them the big fish in a small pond if you're into Psych/Doom.

The guitar leads sweep you away, but also gently bring you back to the heart of the song. The addition of John Gaffney (songwriter for Sinister Realm) on bass added different dimension to this album that helped them grow as a band."

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Doommantia Benefit Compilation Streaming

The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.

Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.

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Pale Divine Releases New Album

Pennsylvania doom band Pale Divine has finally released its new album "Painted Windows Black" on Shadow Kingdom records. This marks the first album from Pale Divine in five years, not counting the split release with Spiritus Mortis last year or the reissued "Crimson Tears" a few years back. Below is an upload of the song "Shadow Soul (The Awakening)" from the new album.


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2011 Days Of The Doomed Fest Lineup Announced

The full lineup has been announced for the 2011 edition of the Days Of The Doomed Fest. Days Of The Doomed 2011 is set take place on June 17th and 18th at the P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin. You can view the festival lineup below.

Friday, June 17
THE GATES OF SLUMBER
KIN OF ETTINS
SLEESTAK
ADMIRAL BROWNING
BACKWOODS PAYBACK
ZEBULON
PIKE
SINISTER REALM
PALE DIVINE

Saturday, June 18
CARBELLION
RETRO GRAVE
PALLBEARER
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
ARGUS
BLACK PYRAMID
ORODRUIN
REVELATION
LAS CRUCES
EARTHEN GRAVE
BLACKFINGER
IRON MAN

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Retro Grave Confirmed For Days Of The Doomed

RETRO GRAVE, featuring original and former TROUBLE drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, has been confirmed for the Days Of The Doomed Fest, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 at The P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Commented Olson: "I'm very excited to play for our friends in the mid west for the Days Of The Doom Fest. It's going to be great to perform on stage again. I've missed that! In addition, because I live in southern Maine, I have not yet had the chance to see my longtime TROUBLE friends, Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner perform with their new bands, BLACKFINGER and EARTHEN GRAVE. I'm looking forward to see them again as well as the latest up and coming bands in the doom scene. Stay tuned for RETRO GRAVE's debut show to be held in New York City soon with my friends from GNAW."

The Days Of The Doomed Fest billing is shaping up as follows:

ARGUS
KIN OF ETTINS
RETRO GRAVE (feat. Jeff "Oly" Olson of TROUBLE fame)
ORODRUIN
SLEESTAK
IRON MAN
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
LAS CRUCES
BLACKFINGER (feat. Eric Wagner of TROUBLE fame)
REVELATION
ZEBULON PIKE
BACKWOODS PAYBACK
SINISTER REALM
PALE DIVINE
EARTHEN GRAVE (feat. Ron Holzner of TROUBLE fame)
CARBELLION
PALLBEARER
BLACK PYRAMID
ADMIRAL BROWNING

Tickets are on sale now. Weekend passes are $40.00 through PayPalusing cosmic_doom_420@yahoo.com for payment.

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Pale Divine Reissues Demo with Bonus Tracks

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is giving the reissue royal treatment to yet another well-deserved band in Pennsylvania doomsters PALE DIVINE.

The reissue of the band's 1997 five-track demo, "Crimson Tears," has been re-mastered and features two rare bonus live tracks, liner notes and the original (and rare) cover art.

Here is the complete track listing of the new reissue of "Crimson Tears":

1. Morphia / Crimson Tears
2. Rites Of Passage
3. Rise Above
4. Lord Of Sorrow
5. Serpents Path
6. Judas Wheel *
7. Serpents Path *

The final two tracks are bonus rare live recordings from August 14, 1999, at Stoner Hands Of Doom, Bull Run State Park, Virginia.

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The Gates Of Slumber Begins Shooting New Video

Indianapolis, IN doom metal masters THE GATES OF SLUMBER issue the following update:

Here are released photo stills for the video of the song "Trapped In The Web" that was visually recorded by Andy Reale (THROWDOWN, IMPENDING DOOM) on April 13th.

"Trapped In The Web" is the lead track off of The Gates Of Slumber's newest album "Conqueror," which will
be released on May 27th in North America via Profound Lore and in the EU and UK via I Hate Records.

You can hear the song "Trapped In The Web" on the band's MySpace page. More...

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Place Of Skulls To Play Doom Shall Rise Festival

Their retirement short-lived, Place of Skulls have announced that they will be playing this year’s Doom Shall Rise Festival on April 16, 2005 in Göppingen, Germany . They will be touring with Pale Divine and Rising Dust.

The line-up for this tour will be Victor Griffin, Dennis Cornelius, and Tim Tomaselli.

For additional Place of Skulls tour dates, please see their website.

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Thee Plague of Gentlemen New Album Details

Belgian heavy doomsters Thee Plague of Gentlemen are to release a full-length album Primula Pestis through Swedish label I Hate Records.

The album will contain seven songs of total playing time of 44 minutes and will be enhanced with two video clips to the songs Blackwood Cabinet and The Ocean Has No Sides. The tracklist is as follows:

1.Greek fire
2.Your love is king
3.The ocean has no sides
4.Pressure and time
5.As cold as they come
6.Motown misfortune
7.The hidden elixir

There's a mp3 track from this album available for download: "Greek fire".

As previously reported, TPOG will embark upon an European tour together with The Gates of Slumber. Here are the confirmed dates: More...

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Templars of Doom Festival News

Some exciting news for The Second Crusade of Templars Of Doom. IRON MAN (Brainticket Records) has confirmed to be apart of this celebration of DOOM that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. July 8th and 9th to be exact.

As mentioned before, Templars Of Doom is an all Doom Metal festival that will take place in the Wasteland of the US known to all as Indianapolis IN.

Here is a complete list of bands that will be performing at this years event: More...

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