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Ephel Duath

Formed: 1998
From: Padova, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Ephel Duath 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.

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Kreator Drummer To Sit Out Tour Dates

In a brief message to their fans, German thrash metal legends Kreator announced that long time drummer Ventor will be sitting out the bands forthcoming tour dates. The message reads as follows:

"A quick update for you from the Kreator camp. Ventor will be sitting out of some of the upcoming tour dates that we have, due to some personal issues. Not to worry, Ventor is fine and will be playing live again soon. For the time being, we have recruited Marco Minnemann, a world class drummer that has graciously stepped in to help us out. Marco is best known for his stints in Necrophagist, Illogicist, and Ephel Duath."

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Ephel Duath Posts New Widget Online

Italian avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath have posted a new widget online that features music samples, images, and news updates about the band. The widget can be viewed below. More...

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Davide Tiso on Karyn Crisis and Ephel Duath

Davide of Italian metal band Ephel Duath has been working on the Karyn Crisis debut solo album and has given some hints concerning future work with Esposito Fornasari (Somma, Transgender, Ashes, Pascolare Menti, Allevare Pensieri) and more Ephel Duath albums. In reference to the Karyn Crisis album, he states that he's "super happy for what is coming out. The songs are so rich of many different moods, colors, killer mid tempos and heavy attacks," and that "There's groove. So much groove." "I had the chance to work in studio also with Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari, [an] amazing singer and talented programmer. It has been simply great. I hope there will be the chance to collaborate in [the] future." "Another important news, I'm assembling a home recording studio. This is so exciting I'm barely able to put it in words! I'm sure I'll be working day and night non-stop for at least the first year. I love so much to be in studio, I can't believe to finally have one in front of my bed. I'm already collecting ideas for another Ephel Duath album; there [are] new collaborations and projects in the air too."

Davide has provided some studio pictures with Esposito at this blog post.

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Ephel Duath Releases Video Trailer Online

Italian avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath are gearing up for the release of their newest and most bizarre studio album yet.

The new album, titled "Through My Dog's Eyes," is based on a concept conjured up by guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso, in which the entire album is written from the perspective of a dog.

Due to be released by Earache Records on January 26th, "Through My Dog's Eyes" includes a limited edition bonus DVD. The DVD contains an exclusive art-documentary, featuring an in-depth look at the concepts behind the new
album, along with the history and evolution of the band, all told by main man Davide Tiso.

The trailer video for the upcoming album can be viewed below. More...

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Vocalist Luciano George Leaves Ephel Duath

Luciano Lorusso George has left Ephel Duath after serving as their full-time vocalist between 2003 and 2008. He made unique contributions to their classic grind-jazz albums "The Painter's Palette" and "Pain Necessary To Know," and will also appear on their upcoming LP "Through My Dog's Eyes."

Ephel Duath's new vocalist, Guillermo Gonzales, has spent the previous 15 years as lead singer for Italy's extreme metal group Mothercare. More...

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Earache Records To Release Box Set

Earache Records has posted the following message online:

"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.

"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...

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Ephel Duath Releases New Song "Guardian"

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH have released a brand new song from their upcoming new album, THROUGH MY DOG'S EYES.

The song, titled "Guardian" is available for streaming now at the band's MySpace page.

EPHEL DUATH has never been one to take the traditional approach to creating music and their latest effort takes this outlook even further. THROUGH MY DOG'S EYES is based on a bizarre concept conjured up by guitarist and
founding member DAVIDE TISO, in which the entire album is written from the perspective of a dog. TISO explains: "I wrote a few short stories and it was really fun for me to imagine myself as a dog and to imagine the world from a dog's perspective. The challenge was to translate the words into lyrics."

From opening track 'Gift', which TISO describes as being about "A cat that the dog kills for the owner as a gift, and he asks the owner if he is happy with the present," to the thought-provoking 'Promenade', a song about a walk
in the park which takes a twist when the owner questions why he's not as carefree and happy with life as his dog is, the barking mad brilliance runs throughout the course of the whole album. "Every song is a window into the dog's mind or an event," TISO continues, "The album touches on a lot of things, both deep and sometimes silly."

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Ephel Duath Releases More Album Details

Progressive metal's best Italian trio, the bizarre, jazz heavy, avant-garde experimentalists in EPHEL DUATH , have revealed a release date for their forthcoming followup to Pain Necessary To Know . The band have confirmed a January 26, 2009 release for their long-anticipated fourth studio album, Through My Dog's Eyes , through Earache Records. Over the past couple albums, EPHEL DUATH has progressed through a number of (..pardon the pun..) palettes and have never failed to bring something new to the world of music. From the forward thinking progressive-influenced black metal of their early albums, to the off-time chaos of The Painter's Palette , to the spacecy avant-garde jams of their most recent album, EPHEL DUATH always keeps everyone - including themselves, it often seems - guessing about where they'll take their sound next. Thanks to a profoundly unique vision, it appears that the band's next album will not be an out of line with this trend…

Through My Dog's Eyes is a based around a left-of-center concept, created by guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso, in which the entire album is written from the perspective of a dog. "I wrote a few short stories and it was really fun for me to imagine myself as a dog and to imagine the world from a dog's perspective," says Tiso. "The challenge was to translate the words into lyrics. Every song is a window into the dog's mind or an event. The album touches on a lot of things, both deep and sometimes silly." And it's not simply the lyrics in Through My Dog's Eyes that are written from the dog's perspective - but rather the entire album, including the arrangement, is based around this concept. "The music in this case is the soundtrack of the thoughts of the dog - at times you can hear the dog running," Tiso elaborates.

The lineup behind EPHEL DUATH has shifted considerably over the past several years, but through it all the foundation has remained solid. Furthermore, their commitment to musical mastery has continued and their ability to experiment with sounds and concepts has expanded. Additionally, both drummer Marco Minneman of NECROPHAGIST and DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN 's guitarist Benjamin Weinman contributed to the album as well. Bandleader Davide Tiso has a clear vision for the future, and even if it is a bit weird, I think we should trust where EPHEL DUATH is about to take us this time and just go along for the "walk". Tiso's description of his album closes, "I see the dog as an animal really full of energy. I imagine this dog, the dog on the album, as a little cantankerous and mischievous."

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Ephel Duath Reveals "Through My Dog's Eyes"

Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH will release their fourth studio album, "Through My Dogs Eyes," in January 2009.

EPHEL DUATH has never been one to take the traditional approach to creating music and their latest effort takes this outlook even further. "Through My Dogs Eyes" is based on a bizarre concept conjured up by guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso, in which the entire album is written from the perspective of a dog. Tiso explains: "I wrote a few short stories and it was really fun for me to imagine myself as a dog and to imagine the world from a dog's perspective. The challenge was to translate the words into lyrics."

From opening track "Gift," which Tiso describes as being about "A cat that the dog kills for the owner as a gift, and he asks the owner if he is happy with the present", to the thought-provoking "Promenade," a song about a walk in the park which takes a twist when the owner questions himself as to why he's not as carefree and happy with life as his dog is, the barking mad brilliance runs throughout the course of the whole album. "Every song is a window into the dog's mind or an event," Tiso continues, "The album touches on a lot of things, both deep and sometimes silly."

It's not only the lyrics in "Through My Dogs Eyes" which are written from the dog's perspective - rather the entire album, including the music, is based around this unique and previously unexplored concept. "The music in this case is the soundtrack of the thoughts of the dog - at times you can hear the dog running," Tiso elaborates.

"Through My Dogs Eyes" is due to be released through Earache Records on January 26th, 2009.

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Ephel Duath Completes Recording of New Album

Ephel Duath has finished recording their new album, "Through My Dog's Eyes." The new album was tracked at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando. The album features drums by Marco Minnemann who commented "Ephel Duath's new work is awesome. It's the best example for intense, precise and focused songwriting. A very powerful and forceful statement of the band. I'm very happy and proud to be part of this album!"

The album is currently being mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish) at Finnvox Studios, Finland and will hit stores later this year via Earache Records.

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Ben Weinman To Appear On New Ephel Duath Album

Guitarist Ben Weinman of the band Dillinger Escape Plan will be appearing on the upcoming Ephel Duath album "Through My Dog's Eyes". The band issued the following statement on their MySpace:

Ben Weinman, founding member and guitarist of Dillinger Escape Plan, will be appearing as a special guest musican on Ephel Duath's highly anticipated upcoming new album, "Through My Dog's Eyes".

We are proud to announce that Ben Weinman will be composing the electronic parts of the song "Bark Loud".

Weinman comments on his experience working with Ephel Duath:

"Ephel Duath is one of those bands that truly understands the essence of what experimental and fusion music should be about. Touring with them was an amazing experience and it is great to finally be collaborating in this
way!"

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Ephel Duath Recording New Album

Experimental jazz metal band Ephel Duath has released the following announcement about their upcoming album on their MySpace:

ED will enter Outer Sound Studios in Rome on July 14 to complete their new effort, "Through my Dog's Eyes". The drums have already been recorded by Marco Minnemann at Home-Base Seacoast Studio in Imperial Beach, California. While the producer is Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Klimt 1918), the mastering will be done in Finnish Finnvox Studios (HIM, Nightwish). Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Isis, Sunno)))) will take care of the artwork. "Through my Dog's Eyes" will be released in the fall on Earache Records.

The official tracklist is as follows:

1. Gift
2. Promenade
3. Breed
4. Silent Door
5. Bella Morte
6. Nina
7. Guardian
8. Spider Shaped Leaves
9. Bark Loud

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Ephel Duath To Make Spanish and Portuguese Debut

Italian avant gardists Ephel Duath will perform a series of shows between April and May across nine European countries. They will also make it to Spain and Portugal for the very first time.

During the tour, the band will take the opportunity to introduce some exclusive songs from the upcoming album "Through My Dog's Eyes".

So far drum recordings have been completed for the album, by acclaimed drummer Marco Minnemann (H-Blockx, Necrophagist).

Ephel Duath's tour dates run as follows: More...

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Drummer Marco Minnemann Joins Ephel Duath

Innovative avant-garde metal band EPHEL DUATH have issued the following update:

"Marco Minnemann joins ED...

"That's right,"

"International drumming sensation Marco Minnemann will be joining us on our new record Through My Dog's Eyes. He will take care of all the drumming and we are really psyched." More...

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Ephel Duath Begins Work On New Album

Italian experimental jazz metallers Ephel Duath have begun work on a new album due to be released in 2008 via Earache Records. The album, entitled "Through My Dog's Eyes," is set to be a concept album in which a dog depicts his vision of various aspects of life, from casual things like nightmares or walks to deeper issues such as accepting death and the rules of nature that are unavoidable. The band are currently gathered together, writing and arranging the songs, and guitarist Davide had this to say about the album:

"The preproduction is very promising, and we'll abuse it to grasp and magnify the potential of each track: we are sure that the album will not only please the fans but that it will also bring us new ones."

Talking about the concept behind "Through My Dog's Eyes," Davide has also stated that:

"Lyrics-wise, it is a first person narrative in the shape of various short novels. We are in no way attempting to prove any sort of superiority or draw a parallel between man and animal. All we intend to do is capture the essence of how we think dogs see life, hence the use of the first person, and all of this being speculation means that the texts deal with sheer fantasy. We'll push people to think about this concept as an ode to one of the animals with the most humanity in the eyes."

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New Ephel Duath Track Posted Online

Ephel Duath have posted their track "Hole IV" online here. It is taken from their upcoming "Pain Necessary To Know" remix effort, "Pain Remixes The Known". The outing will see a September 11th release date through Earache in North America

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Ephel Duath's Remix Album Out September

Ephel Duath's upcoming "Pain Necessary To Know" remix album will now see a September 11th release date through Earache in North America.

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Negura Bunget Plan Extensive European Tour

Negura Bunget have scheduled an extensive European Tour. They will be joining or joined by a number of bands on their trek including Ephel Duath, Bossk, and Adultery among others. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Ephel Duath To Work On "Doggie" Concept Album?

According to Terrorizer. Ephel Duath’s next album, which will be released In 2008 after their remix album, is based on trying to give voice to how a dog sees the world. Front man Luciano George states in the article “I have no problem singing lyrics from the point of view of a dog; when I look into my dog’s eyes I know what he’s thinking.”

Ephel Duath will release a REMIX album of “Pain Necessary to Know” entitled “Pain Remixes the Known” in May.

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Napalm Death Confirmed For France's Hellfeset

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have been confirmed for the Hellfest summer open-air 2007 festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

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BLIND GUARDIAN
CANNIBAL CORPSE
EPHEL DUATH
HATEBREED
IMMORTAL
KICKBACK
MOHO
NAPALM DEATH
ORTHODOX
THERION

For more information, visit Hellfest.fr.

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