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Formed: 1987
From: Sion, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Samael News

Below is our complete Samael 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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Mercenary Announces Shows With Finntroll

Mercenary has issued the following announcement about three upcoming live shows with Finntroll, Samael, and Rotting Christ:

"We're proud to announce that we will be playing three shows as special guests with Finntroll, Samael, Rotting Christ and more on the following dates. Show up for a a few oldies and a taste of the new album! Spread the news! Cheers."

The details are as follows:

12/9 Vienna - Szene (Austria)
12/10 Munich - Backstage (Germany)
12/11 Kufstein - Kufa (Austria)

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Samael Announces "Antigod" EP

Swish metallers Samael are set to release a new EP entitled "Antigod" on November 19th, 2010. The cover artwork for the EP can be viewed at this location. The track listing for the EP is as follows:

1. Antigod
2. Into The Pentagram (2010)
3. Reign Of Light (Live)
4. Slavocracy (Live)
5. Antigod (Dark Night Remix)
6. Ten Thousand Years

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Samael Announces Russian Shows

Swiss metal act Samael is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to the band's latest album "Above." Samael has now also announced the following upcoming three headlining shows in Russia:

29.10.10 : Tochka club - Moscow, Russia
30.10.10 : Teleclub - Yekaterinburg, Russia
31.10.10 : Orlandina club - St.Petersburg, Russia

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Samael Enters The Studio

Swiss metal act Samael has checked in with the following update about entering the recording studio:

"Three weeks after coming back from Germany where the band spent some time checking every song with long time partner Waldemar Sorychta ; Xy, Mak, Mas and Vorph are ready to record their new album. The sessions start today (August 10th 2010) and should go on for a whole month. Regular updates will be given through the band’s Twitter."

More details on the upcoming Samael album, which is the follow-up to 2009's "Above," will be announced as they are made available.

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Finntroll Announces European Tour Dates

Finntroll has announced a European tour with SAMAEL (Switzerland), Rotting Christ (Greece), Metsatoll (Estonia), and Nothnegal (Maledives). The tour dates are as follows:

26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp

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Samael Announces First South American Appearance

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following announcement about performing at the 2010 edition of the Rock al Parque festival:

"Samael has been invited to play at this year edition of Rock al Parque festival in Bogota (Colombia) on the 3rd of July. This will mark the first step of the band on South America’s soil. The band is currently recording demos for their new album before starting pre-production work. Final recording session will go on throughout the summer."

You can find more information on the festival at this location. Additional details on Samael's new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Arch Enemy Announces Tour Dates With Samael

Arch Enemy have announced they will tour France and Luxemburg in March 2010. Support will come from Samael, No Return, and Dylath Leen. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/27 2010 Aeronef @ Lille (France)
3/28 2010 Elysee Montmartre Fest, Paris (France)
3/30 2010 Ninkasi Kao @ Lyon (France)
3/31 2010 La Laiteri, Strasbourg (France)
4/1 2010 – Rockhal Club @ Luxemburg (Luxemburg)

Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow comments: “Right now we are on tour in the U.S. with Exodus, Arsis, and Mutiny Within. All killer bands!!! You shouldn’t miss out on this awesome package. Last night in NYC was insane! After the U.S. tour we will return to Europe to play some more shows. We are bringing Samael, No Return and Dylath Leen with us! We will reunite with our brothers from Destruction at the Noisegate Festival in Langen, Germany. France is one of our best live markets and it is about bloody time we get to play Paris again! This time we are hell-bound to discover the metal hearts of Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg as well! We are currently working on dates in the UK for April too – with an awesome line-up - which will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!!!"

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Samael Posts "Black Hole" Music Video

Swiss metallers Samael have posted a music video online for the track "Black Hole," which is off their most recent album "Above." The video clip can be viewed below. Samael also issued the following statement about the clip:

"If your favourite video clip from S A M A E L is Baphomet’s Throne you’re going to love the new Black Hole video. It’s black and white with lots of live footage taken from the latest Swiss shows all mixed up with various designs and animations. It has been filmed and edited by Sergeï Ulyanov who happens to be the bass player of Makro’s death/doom metal band Sludge. We’ve tried to come up with something simple which would fit the intensity and aggressiveness of the song. The video is very dense and hard to digest at once… you’ve been warned!" More...

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Divine Heresy Comments On Tour With Moonspell

As was previously announced, Samael have dropped off the upcoming North American tour with Moonspell and have been replaced by Divine Heresy. Also appearing on the bill are Book of Black Earth and Secrets of the Moon.

Commented Divine Heresy guitarist Dino Cazares: "We have been waiting patiently for the perfect touring opportunity to present itself and we couldn't possibly be more pleased to be direct support to the mighty MOONSPELL this fall. This North American tour is exactly what we were looking for as we wanted a chance to perform in front of a lot of new faces that might not have been exposed to our band. This tour marks the kick-off of a massive worldwide touring campaign to support the new 'Bringer of Plagues' album. DIVINE HERESY is better than ever and we are embarking on this tour with only one, simple goal in mind: to annihilate everything in our path. Expect an unrelenting set and if your jaw isn't on the floor when we finish, then we haven't done our job, but that won't be the case. Be sure to come by the merch booth each night to say hello to us all and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. It's certainly been way too long."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Samael Drops Off Moonspell Tour

Switzerland’s Samael will no longer be appearing alongside Moonspell on their North American tour this October/November. Taking their place will be Divine Heresy.

Samael has issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately SAMAEL will not be able come to North America this fall along with MOONSPELL. We’ve checked into every possibility with our booking agent and partners at Nuclear Blast but the financial costs are too deep into the red to make things work. We’d like to apologize to all our fans who were looking forward to seeing SAMAEL live but rest assured that we are looking into coming over again in early 2010. We also want to express our deepest regret to our friends in MOONSPELL.”

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Book of Black Earth Added to Moonspell Tour

Seattle's BOOK OF BLACK EARTH will be appearing on the "Night Eternal Above America" Tour this fall along with Moonspell, Samael, and Secrets of the Moon. The tour dates are as follows:

10/14 - Czar - Tampa, FL
10/15 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/16 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
10/17 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
10/18 - B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York, NY
10/19 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
10/20 - The Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON
10/21 - Peabodys - Cleveland, OH
10/22 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
10/23 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
10/24 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
10/25 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
10/27 - The Venue - Vancouver, BC
10/28 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/29 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
10/30 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
10/31 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
11/01 - The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
11/02 - The Sets - Tempe, AZ
11/03 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
11/04 - Marquee - Tulsa, OK
11/05 - Ridglea Theater - Dallas, TX
11/06 - Warehouse Music Venue - San Antonio, TX

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Paradise Lost Announces Supporting Acts

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about supporting acts for their upcoming European tour dates:

"Support bands for our European Tour this winter are as follows:

"Ghost Brigade (opening act) - Nov 8th to Nov 25th, Samael (main support) - Nov 8th to Nov 25th, Katatonia (Main support for all UK dates) October 30th - Nov 5th."

Paradise Lost's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Samael Adds Two Mexican Tour Dates

Swiss metallers Samael have announced the following extra Mexican tour dates:

9/16 Monterey Metal Festival – Monterey, MX
9/19 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX

Samael's current list of tour dates is as follows: More...

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Sonata Arctica Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Sonata Arctica are the latest band to be confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest, which will take place on September 16th in Mexico. The other bands confirmed for the festival are Atheist, Brainstorm, Children of Bodom, Doro, Samael, Whiplash, Amorphis, Maligno, Uli Jon Roth, and Stravaganzza

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Samael Updates Tour Schedule

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following updated tour schedule:

8/22 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
8/29 VnV Rock Altitude Festival Le Locle, Switzerland

9/3 Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
9/16 Monterey Metal Fest. Monterey, Mexico

10/14 Czar Tampa, Florida
10/15 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
10/16 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
10/17 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/18 B.B. King Blues Club New York, New York
10/19 Les Foufounes Electroniques Montreal, Quebec
10/20 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
10/21 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
10/22 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
10/23 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
10/24 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
10/27 The Venue Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
10/29 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
10/30 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/31 The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California More...

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Samael Launches Twitter Page For Fan Updates

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following brief statement about launching a new Twitter page:

"From now on you can check news about S A M A E L on Twitter.

"We’ll try to post short notices about the band activities as regularly as possible."

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Samael Discusses The Spiritual Side Of Music

Swiss metallers Samael were interviewed by Xtreme Music for the release of their book "The Spiritual Significance of Music." Xtreme Metal has issued the following excerpt from that interview by Samael front man Vorph:

"Music and mathematics are perhaps the only universal languages that can be understood by everyone. While mathematics needs to be learned, music does not need special qualifications to be comprehended, or at least to be appreciated. Words can be misleading and create confusion, but the sound of music always reaches those who are receptive. We can even connect to different styles of music depending on our mood. That connection bypasses all our preconceptions, and goes straight to the core of ourselves. So much can be said through music, with it’s deep and immediate ways of reaching us, it can strip down a message to the simplest form. Music is a transcendent method of communication, and in that sense, music is probably the closest thing to a spiritual manifestation."

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Moonspell Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Samael

Moonspell has announced that they will be embarking on a U.S. tour with a few Canadian dates alongside Samael and Secrets to the Moon. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/14 Czar Tampa, Florida
10/15 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
10/16 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
10/17 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/18 B.B. Kings Blues Club New York, New York
10/19 Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Quebec
10/20 The Mod Club Theater Toronto, Ontario
10/21 Peabodys Cleveland, Ohio
10/22 Blondie´s Detroit, Michigan
10/23 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
10/24 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
10/27 The Venue Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
10/30 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/31 The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California

11/1 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
11/2 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
11/3 Launchpad Alburquerque, New Mexico
11/4 Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/5 Ridglea Theater Dallas, Texas
11/6 Warehouse Music Venue San Antonio, Texas

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Samael Selling Own Brand Of Wine

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following announcement about selling their own brand of wine:

"Some of you could feel it coming... today we're proud to present you the first SAMAEL wine. 'Alliance' is a fine assemblage made from grapes of Gamay, Diolinoir and Sangiovese. It should surprise the connoisseurs by its mixtures of dark and deep aromas.

"Only a very limited edition of this 2009 vintage is branded SAMAEL, so if wine is 'your cup of tea,' don't lose time. You can order your bottle right now from the SAMAEL online shop."

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Samael Posts Pictures From Wave Gothic Treffen

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following brief statement about posting pictures from the Wave Gothic Treffen Festival online:

"Professional pictures from WGT. You can check professional shoots from the recent appearance of S A M A E L @ Wave Gothic Treffen festival in Leibzig (Germany) by clicking here."

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