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German metal band Equilibrium has announced that they have parted ways with their vocalist and drummer.
The band has issued the following statement explaining the decision, "Unfortunately we have to tell you that Helge, Manu and Equilibrium go their separate ways for personal reasons. We parted on amicable terms and we wish them all the best for their future. We really had an amazing time with them on stage!"
"Certainly, this split is not going to impact the music of Equilibrium which means the songs will still be composed by René Berthiaume. At the moment, we are recording our third album at Helion Studios in Munich which will be released in June. And we can already give away that this album will contain plenty of bombast, harshness, epic poetry, emotions, curious musical surprises and much more!" More...
Swiss folk metal banmd ELUVEITIE has posted another new song off their highly anticipated new album "Everything Remains (As It Never Was)." The song, "Kingdom Come Undone," can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
Bandleader Chrigel Glanzmann comments, "Here comes the second song off our upcoming album we'd like to present you: 'Kingdom come undone!' One of our harsher tracks, where juggernautish riffs meet with onrushing folk melodies. And exactly the same furious character also lies in the lyrics. The song deals with Vercingetorix, a Gaulish freedom fighter who lived in the time of the Gaulish war. His endeavor was to unite the Gaulish clans. The song presents you a passionate speech, like he probably could have held it in front of assembled Gaulish chieftains.
In that sense: This is V... for Vercingetorix!" More...
FINNTROLL has revealed that their new album, "Nifelvind," will be release in February 2010. Previously rumored to be named "Mot Skuggornas Värld," "Nifelvind" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (add any big Finnish Metal band for namedropping) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer.
FINNTROLL comments on the album as follows:
“After tough and hectic weeks in the studio, due to lack of time and summer festivals, we are now really, really pleased with the results. 'Nifelvind' is the most advanced and mature FINNTROLL-album to date, with musical themes ranging from powerful death metal riffs to dark soundtracks, from pounding black metal to groovy 80's pop-music. All this is accompanied by our trademark sound, lots of never-before-heard instruments in the metal-scene, folklore and legends that make it overall the most versatile album we have created so far.”
The tracklisting for "Nifelvind" is as follows:
1. Blodmarsch (intro)
3. Den Frusna Munnen
4. Ett Norrskensdåd
5. I Trädens Sång
6. Tiden Utan Tid
8. Mot Skuggornas Värld
9. Under Bergets Rot
The exact release dates are as follows:
FINLAND: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, February 19, 2010
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, February 22, 2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
North America: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
To properly celebrate the release of the new album, FINNTROLL will be headlining the 2010 edition of the Paganfest tour.
Here are the confirmed Paganfest 2010 dates, featuring FINNTROLL with Eluveitie, Dornenreich, Varg, Arkona: More...
Leaves' Eyes is the latest band to be confirmed for the Metal Camp Open Air 2010 festival. The festival will take place from 05.07.-11.07.2010 in Tomin, Slovenia.
The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
The Devil's Blood
Folk metal band Equilibrium has announced the following upcoming festival appearances:
8/13 Summer Breeze Dinkelsbühl
8/14 Next Generation Open Air Niederöblarn
8/16 Bloodstock Open Air Derbyshire / Catton Hall
9/26 Bleeding Edge Festival Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
10/3 Devils Revenge Festival / Alfred Fischer Halle Hamm
10/23 Sundown Festival Gaildorf
10/24 Helion Festival München / Backstage
12/19 Eindhoven Metal Meeting / Effenaar Eindhoven
The Summer Breeze Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 13 - 15. The final bands confirmed for the festival are WALLS OF JERICHO, CARNIFEX, ANAAL NATHRAKH, CYNIC, THE RED CHORD and BENIGHTED.
The entire list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
The 2009 Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place from August 14th - 16th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The most recent band confirmed for the festival is German folk metal act Equilibrium. The other confirmed acts are as follows: More...
The following bands have now been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009:
Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.
The first clips from Primordial's Heidenfest tour have been posted online on the Heidenfest TV MySpace page. See what Alan from PRIMORDIAL has to say and what crazy stuff the other bands are doing. More clips will be posted on the tour's MySpace page as well.
Here are the remaining Heidenfest tour dates, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm and Catmenia as well as special guests:
12.11.08 - DE - Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
13.11.08 - DE - Frankfurt – Batschkapp
14.11.08 - AT - Wien – Gasometer
15.11.08 - AT - Linz – Posthof
16.11.08 - HU - Budapest - Diesel More...
The lineup for the 2008 Helion Festival is taking shape as follows:
GODS OF EMPTINESS
CULT OF GAIA
The festival takes place on October 4 in Germany. More information (in German) can be found on the official site.
Manegarm has been announced as support on the Heidenfest tour European tour, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium and Catamenia. The tour takes place during October and November of 2008. Here are the latest Manegarm tour dates:
15-08-2008 - Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbuhl, DE (w/ Hail of Bullets, Onslaught, Tyr, Rotten Sound, Kataklysm, Heidevolk and many more)
16-08-2008 - Barther Metal Open Air, Barth, DE (w/ Heidevolk, Negura Bunget, Skyforger, Monolith Deathcult and many more)
Heidenfest featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Catamenia and Manegarm
31-10-2008 - Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
01-11-2008 - Backstage, Munchen, DE
02-11-2008 - Z7, Pratteln, CH
03-11-2008 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
04-11-2008 - Masters of Rock cafe, Zlin, CZ
05-11-2008 - Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE
06-11-2008 - Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
07-11-2008 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard, NL + Thyrfing
08-11-2008 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, DE + Thyrfing, Eisregen, Enslaved
09-11-2008 - Locomotive, Paris, FR
10-11-2008 - Hof ter Loo, Antwerpen, BE
11-11-2008 - Lowensaal, Nurnberg, DE
12-11-2008 - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, DE
13-11-2008 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
14-11-2008 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT
15-11-2008 - Posthof, Linz, AT
16-11-2008 - Petoefi Hall, Budapest, HU
A short trailer for "Sagas," the long-awaited second album from the German symphonic pagan metal band EQUILIBRIUM, can be viewed here and below.
An e-card for the CD is available at this location.
Due on June 27 (Europe) and July 8 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records, Sagas features the following track listing:
01. Prolog auf Erden (Instr.) (3:38)
02. Wurzelbert (4:58)
03. Blut im Auge (4:44)
04. Unbesiegt (6:19)
05. Verrat (6:04)
06. Snuffel (5:44)
07. Heimwarts (2:32)
08. Heiderauche (Instr.) (2:31)
09. Die Weide und der FluB (7:21)
10. Des Sangers Fluch (8:03)
11. Ruf in den Wind (4:52)
12. Dammerung (5:54)
13. Mana (Instr.) (16:21)
The album features a guest appearance by Ulrich Herkenhoff, who is said to be "one of the most famous pinpipe players and can be heard on the soundtrack of "The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King." Sagas also features a violin solo by Agnes Malich, deputy concertmaster of the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
EQUILIBRIUM will embark on a European tour in late October/early November. More...
To continue the commemoration of Nuclear Blast's 20 years of existence, Amazon.com brings everyone an exclusive free sampler that you will only be able to obtain at this location.
The sampler contains MP3s of the following songs:
1. Taking the World by Storm - Kataklysm 3:59
2. Chains of Power - Kataklysm 3:19
3. Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium 4:44
4. More Than Meets The Eye - Testament 4:33
5. The Formation of Damnation - Testament 5:09
6. We Are the Nightmare - Arsis 4:03
7. Shattering the Spell - Arsis 4:03
8. Bleed - Meshuggah 7:22
9. Riot Act - Exodus 3:37
10. The Atrocity Exhibition - Exodus 10:33 (Album Only)
Additionally, there are a number of Nuclear Blast Records titles available for purchase at a special discount price of $5.99 for the album as MP3s - only on iTUNES and Amazon until August 30, 2008. Here are the titles: More...
Initial tour dates have been announced for the HEIDENFEST TOUR 2008 featuring special guests Finntroll with Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Manegarm, and Catamenia. The Heidenfest Tour will cross much of Europe, beginning in the late Fall. The tour dates are as follows:
31/Okt DE Leipzig Hellraiser
01/Nov DE Munich Backstage
02/Nov CH Pratteln Z7
03/Nov AT Graz Orpheum
04/Nov CZ Zlin Masters Of Rock Cafe
05/Nov DE Berlin Postbahnhof
06/Nov DE Hamburg Markthalle
07/Nov NL tba
08/Nov DE Essen Grugahalle *EXTENDED SHOW*
09/Nov FR Paris La Locomotive
10/Nov BE Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
11/Nov DE Nuernberg Loewensaal
12/Nov DE Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
13/Nov DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
14/Nov AT Wien Gasometer
15/Nov AT Linz Posthof
16/Nov HU Budapest Petoefi Hall
Symphonic pagan act Equilibrium has just wrapped production on their latest album “Sagas,” the band’s Nuclear Blast debut and the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s “Turis Fratyr.”
Scheduled for release June 27, the set track list has been announced:
1. Prolog auf Erden (Instr.) 3:38?
2. Wurzelbert 4:58?
3. Blut im Auge 4:44?
4. Unbesiegt 6:19?
5. Verrat 6:04?
6. Snüffel 5:44?
7. Heimwärts 2:32?
8. Heiderauche (Instr.) 2:31?
9. Die Weide und der Fluß 7:21?
10. Des Sängers Fluch 8:03?
11. Ruf in den Wind 4:52?
12. Dämmerung 5:54?
13. Mana (Instr.) 16:21
“Sagas” features a guest appearance from Ulrich Herkenhoff, a pinpipe player who can be heard on the soundtrack of “The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King,” as well as a violin solo by Agnes Malich, deputy concertmaster of the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
German metallers Equilibrium have revealed the tracklist for the upcoming album "Sagas":
01. Prolog Auf Erden
03. Blut Im Auge
09. Die Weide Und Der Fluß
10. Des Sängers Fluch
11. Ruf In Den Wind
"Sagas" [cover art] will be released on 20th June via Nuclear Blast. Furthermore, "Sagas" will be released with a Bonus DVD with approx. 70 minutes of running time, featuring Equilibrium on and off stage.
Finnish folk/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
BEFORE THE FALL
FALL OF SERENITY
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
The festival will feature two stages with more than 40 international metal bands. For more information, visit www.summer-nights.at.
German black metal band Equilibrium has officially signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Comments the band: "A deal with Nuclear Blast? Wow. A dream came true. We´re looking forward to some cool years and even cooler records!" Equilibrium will enter the studio in January to record a new album, titled "Sagas," which will hit streets next summer.
BLIND GUARDIAN, GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET