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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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Nuclear Blast Posts Free Spring 2010 Sampler

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)
ELUVEITIE, “Thousandfold”
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
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.

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Augury Announces New Drummer and Bassist

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...

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Obscura Announces U.S. Tour Dates

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

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Augury Parts Ways With Drummer

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.”

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Monsters Of Death Tour Date To Be Streamed Online

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.

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Warbringer Announces Megadeth Shows

WARBRINGER has been chosen by Megadeth to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall.

John Kevill (vocals) states: “After the Monsters of Death tour (with Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Augury and Swashbuckle) we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth! For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii for some shows, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Here are the latest Warbringer tour dates through the end of the year: More...

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Swashbuckle To Join Vader On Tour

New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle will replace Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky on several dates of Vader’s headlining tour this November/December. Guitarist/scallywag Commodore Redrum offered the following nautical non-sense:

"Aye, since I'm (unfortunately) the least hammered right now out of us pirates three, suppose its my duty, nay, pleasure to fill yar salty ears with great news! After we finish pillaging the European Paganfest, SWASHBUCKLE shall return to North America in support of the mighty VADER. We're stoked and you should be too. Splash will meet thrash and partying will commence!”

The complete line-up consists of Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Swashbuckle, and Augury. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

11/04/09 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/05/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/09 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/06/09 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/07/09 The Blender Theater @ Gramercy – New York, NY
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/08/09 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/09/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/10/09 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/11/09 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
11/12/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/13/09 Pyramid Club – Addison, IL
11/14/09 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/16/09 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/17/09 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
11/18/09 The Underground – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/20/09 Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Bourbon – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/22/09 Sugar – Victoria, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/24/09 Satyricon – Portland, OR
11/25/09 Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/03/09 Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/05/09 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/10/09 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
12/11/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
12/12/09 Ches-A-Rena Entertainment Complex - Cheswick , PA
12/13/09 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

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Augury Updates Tour Schedule

Canada's Augury have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

9/30 The Rock w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Tucson, Arizona
10/1 U.B.’s Bar w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Mesa, Arizona
10/2 Cheyenne Saloon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Las Vegas, Nevada
10/3 The Galaxy Theater w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Santa Ana, California
10/4 Key Club w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Los Angeles, California
10/5 Thee Parkside w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants San Francisco, California
10/6 Satyricon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Portland, Oregon
10/7 Bourbon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Vancouver, British Columbia
10/8 Studio Seven w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Seattle, Washington
10/10 Station 4 w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants St Paul, Minnesota
10/11 Rave w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10/12 Peabody’s w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Cleveland, Ohio
10/13 Wreck Room w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Toronto, Ontario
10/14 Foufounes Electriques w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Under the Grave Montréal, Quebec
10/15 Webster Underground w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Hartford, Connecticut
10/16 The Blender Theatre at Gramercy w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants New York City, New York
10/17 The Palladium w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Worcester, Massachusetts
10/18 Jaxx w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants West Springfield, Virginia More...

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Metal Maniacs Launches As New Webzine

Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.

Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.

The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.

The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:

VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
NOCTURNAL “Hellhunt”
AUGURY “Aetheral”
HANDS “Resistance”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
HOWL “Oma”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
ARGHARUS “Pleistas”
CEREBRUM “Scatter-brain”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”

You can download the entire compilation here.

In this issue: More...

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God Dethroned Announces New Tour

God Dethroned will be hitting the road in North America for the first time since 2007 on ther headlining "War Propaganda World Tour 2009" in support of their newest album, "Passiondale." Going with them will be Abigail Williams, Augury, and Woe of Tyrants. Tour dates are as follows:

09/30 Tucson, AZ The Rock
10/01 Phoenix, AZ U.B.’s
10/02 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
10/03 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
10/04 W. Hollywood, CA Key Club
10/05 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
10/06 Portland, OR Satyricon
10/07 Vancouver, BC Bourbon no Woe Of Tyrants
10/08 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/10 St Paul, MN Station 4
10/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/12 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
10/13 Toronto, ON Wreck Room no Woe Of Tyrants
10/14 Montreal, QC Foufounes no Woe Of Tyrants
10/15 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
10/16 New York, NY Blender Theater
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/19 Baltimore, MD Sonar
10/20 Rochester, NY Penny Arcade

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The Amenta Comments On Vader Tour

Sydney Australia-based extreme metal act THE AMENTA will join VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, WARBRINGER, AUGURY, S.W.W.A.A.T.S. on “Monsters Of Death Tour” presented by Decibel Magazine. Keyboardist/sampler, Tim Pope, comments on the tour, “THE AMENTA is very honored to be sharing a stage with VADER in North America on the "Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death Tour". Our first European tour - Winterfest 2009 - was with Vader earlier this year and we know that we’re going to have a great time both offstage and on with those guys. It’s a very strong bill and we can’t wait to see the other bands in action. We’ve heard so much about touring North America and can’t wait to get over there to blow people away. We are on the top of our game at the moment and the States will finally get to see what we are capable of. Thanks to everyone involved for giving us a chance. It’s a great honor to have such a strong tour for our first time on your shores. To the fans in the States: Get ready. You haven’t seen anything like us.” More...

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Augury Streaming New Song Online

Canada's Augury has issued the following announcement about an album release party and streaming a new song online:

"Hail to all!!!

"We are proud to announce our official album release party for 'Fragmentary Evidence' on August 15th 2009 at Montreal's Club Soda. Then we will play along great bands such as Vengeful (launching their album "The omnipresent curse" that evening as well), Obtenebris, Clearwater Deathblow and Salvation. All metalheads are welcome to this long awaited event.

"To give you another taste of our new album, we have added another song on our Myspace site. A rediscovery for some, we opted for the track 'Faith Puppeteers', a longtime mainstay in our live performances, featuring vocals from Youri Raymond (Unhuman, Cryptopsy). For the happy people in Montreal, there will be a listening party at Café Chaos on July 16th!

"And, final surprise to the patient ones, copies of our first album 'Concealed' will be available through the band here.

"Also, due to the amount of questions and requests, Augury members will make themselves available for musical clinics and private lessons during the upcoming tours. Suffice to reserve your spot by e-mail (info@augurymetal.com) in advance and a schedule will be established to accomodate anyone willing to learn a few of our secrets... we'll keep you posted!!!"

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Warbringer Added to Vader's North American Tour

Warbringer has announced their addition to Vader's North American tour with the following update:

"We'll be joining Vader in November and December for dates across the US and Canada. Those Polish death metal legends will have a new album out on Nuclear Blast and this will be their first headline US tour in some time. It's a killer tour package called "Monsters of Death" and features Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Augury. Dates are posted on our page so check 'em out and come down to the show and support true brutal metal!!"

The tour dates are as follow: More...

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Unexpect Issues Studio Update and Announces Tour

Montreal avant-garde metal band, Unexpect, has issued the following studio update:

"Nearly all the guitars are now recorded and a third of the vocals have been immortalized. It's a real pleasure to work with Jef Fortin at Badass Studio and he's doing a great job."

"A couple of more dates have been added to the PN09 European Tour as well:

09.10.09 @ Apollo ; MANCHESTER - UK
10.10.09 @ Wembley ; LONDON, UK
11.10.09 @ SECC ; GLASGOW - UK
17.10.09 @ Forest National ; BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
23.10.09 @ La Cubierta ; MADRID - SPAIN
24.10.09 @ Olympic De Badalona ; BARCELONA – SPAIN" More...

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Augury Posts Live Drum Cam Video Online

Augury has posted a live "drum cam" video clip of their performance in Quebec City on May 18th. The video can be viewed below. More...

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God Dethroned Announces North American Tour Dates

Dutch melodic death metal band God Dethroned will return to North America for a short tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from Abigail Williams, Woe of Tyrants, and Augury.

The dates are as follows:

9/30 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock

10/01 - Phoenix, AZ - U.B.'s
10/02 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
10/03 - San Marcos , CA - Jumping Turtle
10/04 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Clb
10/05 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
10/06 - Portland, CA - Satyricon
10/07 - Vancouver, BC - Bourbon St
10/08 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/10 - St. Paul , MN - Station 4
10/11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
10/12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
10/13 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
10/14 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électriques
10/15 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
10/16 - New York, NY - The Blender at Grammercy
10/17 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
10/18 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
10/19 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
10/20 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade

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Augury Streaming New Song "Aetheral" Online

Canadian metallers Augury have posted the new track "Aetheral" online at their MySpace page. The song is from their upcoming album "Fragmentary Evidence," which will be released on August 11th in North America and July 17th in Europe through Nuclear Blast.

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Augury Announces New Album Release Date

Newly signed on Nuclear Blast, Montreal's Augury are releasing their new album "Fragmentary Evidence" on July 17th in Europe, and August 11th in North America.

"Fragmentary Evidence" was produced by Hugues Deslauriers, Yannick St-Amand and Augury. The album was mixed by J-F Dagenais and mastered by James Murphy. The artwork and layout were done by Sven de Calluwe.

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Augury Announces New Drummer

Canadian metallers Augury have issued the following statement about enlisting a new drummer:

"We are glad to announce that Antoine Baril has officially joined Augury on drums. Originating from Quebec City area, Antoine got known with the excellent tribute to Death ,Symbolic, as well as MAG Project, Signs of Fate and many others. An accomplished mutli-instrumentalist, and producer of several local recordings. His professionalism and enthusiasm are such a boost for the team!

"Augury recently signed a world wide record deal with Nuclear Blast, more information about the new album will be revealed soon."

Upcoming Augury shows :

3/14/2009 Trois-Rivières, QC @C omplex
4/11/2009 Sherbrooke, QC @ L'Eglise Immaculée Conception with Unexpect, Insurrection, Clearwater Deathblow and more.

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Spade Completes Work On "Dawn of Dementia"

Jordanian thrash metal band SPADE has announced that their new album "Dawn of Dementia" is now complete, just having wrapped up mixing and mastering at The Phexagon Studio.

The full tracklisting for "Dawn of Dementia" is as follows:

1. Intro - 1:14
2. The Monarch's Army - 4:46
3. Hell is My Home - 4:24
4. Infernal Moonlight - 7:05
5. Delirium - 4:38
6. Dying Forever - 5:49
7. Illusory - 5:23
8. The Calm - 0:47
9. Judgement Day - 3:56 More...

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