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

Latest Samael News

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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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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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The Haunted To Perform At VNV Rock Altitude Fest

The Haunted has been confirmed for the VNV Rock Altitude Festival, which takes place between August 27-29 in Le Locle, Switzerland. They'll play on the "Metal-Day," which is Saturday the 29th of August.

Here's the line-up:

The Haunted (SE)
Samaël (CH)
Mumakil (CH)
Drums are for parades (BE)
When Icarus Falls (CH)
Kilowatt (CH)

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Order of Ennead Issues Tour Report

Floridian extreme metallers, ORDER OF ENNEAD, are currently on the road as part of the Icons Of Evil European tour with VITAL REMAINS, SLUDGE and TRIBULATION.

ORDER OF ENNEAD frontman KEVIN QUIRION checks in from the road with the first part of his tour diary:

"Day 1 Travel day. Oh the joys of waiting at airports they are endless and not worth mentioning.

"Day 2 Had the day to walk around Amsterdamn before the bus picked us up. Met up with Dave Kinkade (drummer supreme) and checked out some coffee shops and walked around the red light district. Good times. Caught up with the Vital guys roaming around the same section of town, who knew? Took a picture with Darth Vader, the Netherlands version. He's slightly thinner and has an accent, probably blonde hair too. Around 6pm we went back to the airport to meet up with Massive Music and the guys in Tribulation." More...

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God Seed To Play Hellfest Open Air Festival 2009

God Seed, the band featuring former Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King Ov Hell, has been confirmed to play at the 2009 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The festival will take place in Clisson, France on June 19 - 21.

Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motley Crue, Heaven and Hell, Anthrax, Entombed, Samael, Pig Destroyer, Vader, Manowar, Dream Theater, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, Stratavarious, Dragonforce, and Pain of Salvation.

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Samael Announces Extra Tour Dates

Swiss metal band Samael have announced the following extra tour dates in April once they return to Switzerland after their U.S. tour alongside Carcass:

08.04.09: Zürich - Abart (with support from Excruciation)
09.04.09: Fribourg - Fri-son (with support from Cataract and A Fine Day To Exit)
29.04.09: Pratteln - Z7 (with support from Vital Remains, Order Of Ennead, Sludge and Tribulation)

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Arsis Drops Off Carcass Tour

Arsis has announced that they will not be taking part in Carcass's tour of North America which kicks off next week. Suicide Silence, Samael and Psycroptic will still be on board however. A message from Arsis drummer Dave Kinkade states:

"This is due to situations in Arsis that are out of my hands. I do not feel that it is my place to go into specific reasons leading up to this decision but being the drummer of Arsis, it is in my best interest to NOT keep the fans in the dark. There are major personal and communication issues in this band that need be resolved before anything can continue as Arsis. I will leave it at that. Again, my apologies to the fans and the other bands on the bill.

"Due to the situation, I am available for session/ possible long-term drum work nationally and internationally. Those interested can contact me at: Anti_cosmic_drummer@yahoo.com

"On a positive note, the new Borknagar album is nearing the final completion stages. Having spoken with Øystein today, I am told that vocals and synths are well under way and we will all be meeting in Oslo at the end of April for the final mixing and mastering. So far, drums and guitars are finished and let me be the first to say that this album is going to be immense. By far the most brilliant material that Borknagar has ever written, this work is going to have all the “meat n’ potatoes” musically and production wise. I trust that all the fans will enjoy this effort."

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Samael Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Carcass

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following update about U.S. tour dates alongside Carcass:

"Prior to the release of "Above" in the US , set for April 7th, S A M A E L will be back on American soil for a tour supporting the reunited Carcass. Here is where you can catch'em up:

03/13-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
03/14-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/15-Chicago, IL @ The Pearl Room
03/16-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
03/17-Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
03/18-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
03/20-Tulsa, OK @ Flytrap
03/21-Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
03/22-Houston, TX @ Meridian
03/24-Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
03/25-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
03/26-San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
03/27-Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
03/28-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

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Bands Announced For 2009 Wave Gothik Treffen

The 2009 Wave Gothik Treffen festival will take place from May 29th - June 1st in Leipzig, Germany. The current confirmed bands for the festival are as follows: More...

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Samael Streaming New Song "Black Hole" Online

Swiss metal band Samael are streaming a new song titled "Black Hole" online from their upcoming album "Above." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Above" is schedule to be released on March 6th, 2009 and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Under One Flag
2. Virtual War
3. Polygames
4. Earth Country
5. Illumination
6. Black Hole
7. In There
8. Dark Side
9. God's Snake
10. On The Top Of It All

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Slipknot, Down And More Added To Graspop 2009

The organizers of this years Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium has announced some more bands for the festival in the form of Slipknot, Down, Exodus, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Motley Crue, Gojira, The Gathering, Buckcherry, Marilyn Manson, Jon Olivia's Pain, Pestilence and August Burns Red.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Motley Crue
Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Down
Exodus
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Hatebreed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Mastodon
Gojira
Buckcherry
Pestilence
August Burns Red
Papa Roach
Jon Olivia's Pain
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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