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Below is our complete Augury 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.
This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.
2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.
Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.
Former Augury drummer Antoine Baril has join Canadian death metal act Deviant Process. The band comments:
"We are pleased to announce that Antoine Baril (Symbolic (Death Tribute), ex-Augury, ex-MAG Project) has joined Deviant Process as our new drummer. We would like to thank Olivier Genest for his outstanding work in the band and wish him all the best in his future projects.
"You can listen to a French radio interview with the band and our new drummer at this location.
"The new line-up is here to stay. We are currently working on our first full-length album which will be produce once again by Antoine Baril at Hemisphere Studio, Antoine's personal studio. The pre-production process has already started and the actual recording of the album is due to spring of 2013. Stay tuned!"
Eclipse Prophecy (founded in 2004 as "Eclipse" and changing names in 2009) has revealed the track listing for the new full-length album "Days of Judgment," which can be viewed below. The album's 10th track "The Shattered Mirror" features a guest appearance by Patrick Loisel of Augury and can be heard through the band's Facebook page here.
1. Animus Ara
2. Under Shadow's Veil
3. Through The Storm
4. Circle Of Torments
5. A Dying World
6. Labyrinth Of Sanity
7. Days Of Judgement
8. Legions Of The Cross
10. The Shattered Mirror More...
Just For Fun
Remember those classic blocky, 8-bit tunes that got stuck in your head while playing Mega Man or Breath of Fire all Saturday afternoon as a kid? Turns out they are also the perfect medium for experiencing the best metal has to offer, and many fans online have converted their favorite tunes into 8-bit format. There are probably hundreds or even thousands of these online, and today we'll share two interesting ones worth hearing.
Fist up is a recreation of Augury's "Brimstone Landscapes" from "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here), a progressive/technical death metal album that is now becoming long, looong overdue for a follow-up release. While for some reason the drums seem to have been dropped from the 8 bit version, this is still a pretty faithful reproduction of the original in old school video game form.
For comparison, here's the original track: More...
Montreal's progressive death metal juggernauts Augury have issued the following statement:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of [bassist] Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe and [drummer] Étienne Gallo to Augury The writing process has begun with all the original members, and the band is focused 100% on the new album.
“We wish to thank Antoine Baril, Christian Pacaud, and Sébastien Pittet, for their loyal services and for the incredible help they've been to the band, as well as live musicians Tommy McKinnon and Robin Stone.
“The time has come for Augury to birth a new interplanetary opus, faithful to the original spirit of the group, which made its reputation with its two first albums, Concealed and Fragmentary Evidence.”
Augury toured North America in 2009 on the Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death tour with God Dethroned and Vader, returned that same year with the Black Dahlia Murder and Obscura, toured again in 2010 with labelmates Soilwork and Death Angel, and in 2011 with the Black Dahlia Murder on the American Defloration tour.
"Fragmentary Evidence," Augury’s Nuclear Blast debut, was released in 2009 (reviewed here). Augury 2012 is Patrick Loisel on guitar and vocals, Mathieu Marcotte on guitar, Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe on bass, and Étienne Gallo on drums.
Canada's Vengeful has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"Greetings! Time to let the outside in on what's been happening in our world.....
"We've just started mixing our new album for which we actually have a title but we'll save it for another post. Hugues Deslauriers (Augury) is now back on board to assure that this offering is as in-your-face as can be. We would also like to take this opportunity to announce the return of Olivier Pinard (Neuraxis) in our ranks. Is presence was definately missing during is time apart from Vengeful.
"There has been a few hickups with the painting that will become the album's cover but our long time illustrator Martin Lacroix is putting the finishing touches to the masterpiece in his vast body of work to this date. Needless to say everything is looking pretty fuckin' sick. The album should be released at the end of November/begining of December. An official date will follow.
"Death keeps on striking hard lately."
Canda's Augury has posted a tour video blog online from the band's time on "The Coronary Evidence Tour" with System Divide and Aborted. You can check out the video clip below.
Canadian progressive death metallers Augury have posted a tour video online for the band's "Coronary Evidence" tour. You can check out the video clip below.
French-Canadian progressive death metal act Augury has announced that it will be re-releasing its debut album "Concealed" on March 8, 2011 through Sonic Unyon Metal. The new edition of the album will feature expanded artwork and packaging as well as two bonus demo versions of "Skyless" and "Faith Puppeteers" which appeared on the band' second album and Nuclear Blast debut.
Here is the "Concealed" reissue tracklisting:
2. ...Ever Know Peace Again
3. Cosmic Migration
5. Alien Shores
6. In Russian Dolls Universes
7. Becoming God
8. The Lair Of Purity
9. From Eden Estranged
10. ...As Sea Devours Land
11. Skyless (bonus track; 2006 demo)
12. Faith Puppeteers (bonus track; 2006 demo)
Three of Nuclear Blast’s best took a free day off from their huge tour with Soilwork to play in New Orleans, and we were very grateful. Although it was a Sunday (even the heaviest metallers have day jobs) many showed up to see Death Angel, who have not visited our swampy soil in decades. I was able to tape the first few songs of Death Angel’s set for your viewing pleasure. More...
Sickdrummer.com has uploaded live drum camera footage of Tommy McKinnon from Canada’s progressive death metal act Augury performing the track "… Ever Know Peace Again." The video clip can be viewed below. "… Ever Know Peace Again" is from Augury's 2004 debut release, "Concealed," and the footage was recorded on July 30th, 2010 at Slim's in San Francisco, California.
The Panic Over North America Tour, featuring Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle and The Crinn, will stream the July 23rd date live from Milwaukee, and for free!
Starting at 12mid GMT/8pm EDT/5pm PDT, the show will stream live sets from all five bands. Check out more details at theravelive.com. To watch the live feed, follow these directions at the appropriate time:
1) Click on this link: theravelive.com
2) Click on the ‘Free Signup’ button at the upper right of the page
3) Choose the ‘Fan’ option and fill out the information
4) Sign in on day of stream and click the ‘Live Webcast’ tab and you’re all set!
System Divide, who recently finished recording the upcoming album "The Conscious Sedation," has checked in with the following update about a Canadian tour alongside Aborted and Augury:
"Hey everyone, we are very excited to announce our first tour, and our first trip to Canada! Come check us out this august alongside Aborted and Augury and some tuneage of our upcoming album on Metal Blade! Let's party! Here is the poster."
8/19 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
8/20 - Bar L'Octobre - Quebec City, QC
8/21 - Club Soda - Montréal, QC
8/22 - Maverick - Ottawa, ON
8/23 - L'App'Art - Trois-Rivières, QC
8/27 - Salle Gaston Mandeville- drummondville, QC
8/28 - Sneaky Dee's - Toronto
8/29 - Music Hall - London, ON
8/31 - Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
9/1 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
9/2 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
9/3 - The Distillery - Calgary, AB
9/4 - The Mead Hall - Edmonton, AB
9/5 - Third - Prince George, BC
9/6 - Red Room - Vancouver, BC
9/7 - V-Lounge - Victoria, BC
Swedish modern metallers Soilwork will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters Augury, Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within, and pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid commented: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda added: “I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour! I first heard Soilwork on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Bjorn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force Festival a few years back and they killed it live! As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20 Year Anniversary compilation album called Out of the Dark, which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called ‘My Name is Fate’! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio! What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold Soilwork is back on top of their game. I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!”
Augury lead singer/guitar player Patrick Loisel: “We are very proud to be part of such a great tour with Soilwork, perform alongside legends such as Death Angel (a band whom I covered in my old bands), and join our brothers in Swashbuckle again. It's quite a thrill!”
Soilwork and Death Angel have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Soilwork and Death Angel for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
Canadian metallers Vengeful have issued the following update about recruiting former Augury bassist Dominic "Forest" Lapointe:
"Hello everyone! Short post to inform that Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe has joined Vengeful. Some of you might know him for is work with bands such as: Atheretic, Barf, Quo Vadis and Augury. Vengeful is more than eager to add is talents to the band's sound and his unmistakable presence on stage.
"On that note, we just wrote our first song together and things are sounding a bit more chaotic as we never had a bass player in the room while putting new stuff together. More on that later.....We'll be hitting the stage with the new lineup soon to get the chemistry flowing a bit more before we finish composing this monster of an album we're working on. So thanks a bunch to all our supporters and friends that showed up early to catch us with Kataklysm, sorry for the sound quality but that stuff happens when you the opener. We still had a blast! Until next time checkout Immolation's and High on fire's latest releases!"
Nuclear Blast and Amazon.com have teamed up to provide metalheads
everywhere in the U.S.A. with the “Sinister Spring Sampler” featuring the following eleven bands and tracks from the label’s roster:
EXODUS, “The Hammer And Life” (demo)
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, “Cryogenica”
MNEMIC, “Sons Of The System”
NILE, “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld”
EPICA, “Resign To Surrender”
THREAT SIGNAL, “Through My Eyes”
SONATA ARCTICA, “Flag In The Ground”
AUGURY, “Faith Puppeteers”
HYPOCRISY, “Hang Him High”
All tracks are in MP3 format and compatible with MP3 players (including the iPod), iTunes, and Windows Media Player. Download all tracks from the Amazon free sampler at this location.
Montreal's Augury has checked in with the following update:
"After eight years of collaboration, we are sad to announce that we had to part way with our bass player Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe. We keep in mind his outstanding musical input and volcanic stage presence, and thank him for helping to shape the sound of Augury.
"But the show must go on and we are actually starting The American Defloration tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere, with a very special rhythm section featuring Quebec City jazz player Christian Pacaud (MAG Project) on bass, and our long-time friend Tommy McKinnon (formerly of Neuraxis) behind the drum kit. With such great personnel on board, we are eager to give American ears a good scrub once again!"
Upcoming Augury tour dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere: More...
German technical death metallers Obscura will extend the "Cosmogenesis Worldtour" with a second leg to the USA. With Black Dahlia Murder, Augury, and Hatesphere they will play the last US tour supporting the "Cosmogenesis" record. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/24 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
2/25 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
2/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
2/27 Orlando, FL The Social
3/1 Houston, TX Meridian
3/2 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
3/3 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
3/5 Tucson, AZ The Rock
3/6 Los Angeles, CA Ultra Violet
3/7 San Francisco, CA Slims
3/8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
3/9 Seattle, WA El Corazon
3/10 Boise, ID The Venue
3/12 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
3/13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
3/14 Des Moines, IA People's Court
3/15 St. Paul, MN Station 4
3/16 Chicago, IL Metro
3/18 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
3/19 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
3/20 New York, NY Santo's Party House
3/21 Cambridge, MA Middle East
3/22 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
3/24 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Montreal based technical death metallers Augury have announced the departure of their drummer Antoine Baril.
Antoine Baril commented:
"I’m very sad to have to announce my departure from Augury. Some personal and professional reasons have made multiple tours impossible for me at the moment. I wish all the best for Augury because those wonderful guys are making incredibly good music. I will never forget those memorable shows and I would like to thank everyone for their support on the road everywhere we've been on tour."
Augury also commented:
"Augury thanks Antoine for all the good times and excellent music, and we wish him well in all aspects of his life. He will remain a close friend for all of us. For the upcoming tour with Vader, drummer Robin ‘Frog’ Stone from Australian industrial metal mad scientists The Amenta will take over the drum throne. He is a very tight and skilled drummer, having learned our set in a matter of hours. We have a new drummer ready in Montreal for the upcoming tours. Videos and name will be revealed soon.”
The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.