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Augury

Formed: 2001
From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Augury News

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.

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Augury Checks In From The Studio

Canadian progressive death metal band Augury is currently in the studio working on an upcoming third full-length album. The band has now issued the following update:

"2 new songs finished on drums and structure! What a great rehearsal yesterday! Also the guitar recording is going well here at Humanoise studio, we're starting with the axes along the clic tracks on this one, sounds fuckin heavy!"

This new release will follow the 2009 album "Fragmentary Evidence" (reviewed here), with further details forthcoming.

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Spread The Metal Fest Cut Down To One Day

Originally scheduled as a two day fest in Toronto, Spread The Metal Fest will now only be taking place on Saturday, Sept 7th at the Opera House with the following line-up:

Suffocation
Kittie
Skull Fist
Augury
Crimson Shadows
Vesperia
Beheading of a King
Deathpoint
Wretchedpain
Answer With Metal

The all-day heavy metal music celebration will be hosted by The Governor, from the "Governor's Ball podcast." All profits are to be donated by Spread the Metal Records to Kiva.org. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the doors, with ticket info available right here.

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Deicide Added To Spread The Metal Fest

Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band Deicide to its Halifax edition this coming August.

Deicide will be performing the band's only Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom. Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.

All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

August 24th:
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Severed Reign
Ear To Ear
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
Erimha
Augury
Deicide More...

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Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Fest Lineup

Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.

The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:

September 7th

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Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Augury
Suffocation

September 8th

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
Skull Fist
The Agonist
Kittie More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Reveals More Details

The organizers of the Spread The Metal Festival have announced this year's Toronto edition will occur at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. The fest will see Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. Festival organizer Matt Day comments:

"This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and 12 more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There's a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal."

To compliment the festival, 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 (including some that aren't), 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. More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Lineup Announced

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.

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Former Augury Drummer Joins Deviant Process

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!"

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Eclipse Prophecy Streaming New Song

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
9. Inferno
10. The Shattered Mirror More...

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The 8 Bit Metal Weekend Roundup

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...

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Augury Announces Lineup Changes

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.

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Vengeful Posts Album Progress Update

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."

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Augury Posts Tour Video Blog

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.

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Augury Posts "Coronary Evidence" Video

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.

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Augury To Reissue Debut Album

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:
1. Beatus
2. ...Ever Know Peace Again
3. Cosmic Migration
4. Nocebo
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)

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Death Angel Blasphemes The Sabbath In New Orleans

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...

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Augury Drum Cam Footage Available

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.

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Panic Over North America Tour to Stream Live

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!

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System Divide To Tour With Augury And Aborted

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

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Soilwork Announces Tour with Death Angel

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...

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Vengeful Recruits Former Augury Bassist

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!"

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