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Formed: 2000
From: Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Epicurean News

Below is our complete Epicurean 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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Luna Mortis Guitarist Comments On Current Projects

Cory Scheider, former rhythm guitarist of the Wisconsin female fronted metal band Luna Mortis, has issued the following update regarding his current projects after the Luna Mortis disbanded:

"Hey, this is Cory. I just want to keep all the Luna Mortis fans posted on what other projects are happening. I'll just let you into what I am doing at the moment."

"My main focus is working with Epicurean handling rhythm guitar duties. If you are interested in checking out this band go to their myspace page for updates!"

"Also, I am working on a side project called Darkness Divine. We will have a few demo songs out this summer."

"And last, check out my personal myspace page to stay updated on what I am doing."

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Luna Mortis Guitarists to Fill-in for Epicurean

Mary Zimmer, vocalist of the Wisconsin metal band Luna Mortis, has issued the following pre-tour update:

"We are so excited to be getting ready for our North American tour with Edguy and Epicurean! Getting things off to a good start, so far, and we've got a couple of lineup changes to announce for the tour. First of all, our bass player, Jake Bare, wasn't able to hit the road with us this time, so we are very happy to have producer Don DeBiase filling in on bass guitar for the entire tour. He's an incredible musician and performer and has produced music for us as well as bands like Beneath the Sky (Victory) and Forever In Terror (Metalblade). He's a good friend of ours and we hope you will all enjoy watching him on stage with us this September." More...

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Warbringer To Pull Out Of Four Tour Dates

Warbringer will have to miss four tour dates in May, as Epicurean drummer John Gensmer is unable to play those dates with them. Here's the update from the band:

"...we've unfortunately had to pull off the last four shows of our current tour (Nashville, Beaumont, Lubbock, Amarillo) due to Epicurean drummer John Gensmer only being able to play with us through May 21. We want to thank Gensmer for all his assistance playing with us during the Kreator and Exodus dates, while Nic continues to heal. This will not affect our June dates as they will go on as planned."

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Warbringer Posts Kreator/Exodus Tour Update

Warbringer's John Laux has posted the following update from the Kreator and Exodus tour:

"First off i want to thank everyone who has and plans on coming out to our gigs on this tour. The clubs have been packed and the response has been amazing!

"I wanted to let you guys know that Nic Ritter wont be returning to the drum throne until our Headline dates on the west cost this June. The Doctors in LA told us his bone has healed but the tendons in his arm need special attention. We decided to leave him in LA so he could get some proper rest and recive physical therapy on a regular basis. Weve been informed he should make a complete recovery within the next 3 weeks.

"Special thanks and mention to John Gensmur from Epicurean for stepping into the ring for us on this Tour. He has been giving us, his kit, and the crowd his hell everynight so we can in turn rage and put on a hell of show for you guys! Accidents happen, but this tour woudln't have been possible with out his help.

"Our CD release date is just 2 weeks away and we are very excited. If any of you guys are definatly planning on buying our record, making an order by presale or purchasing it within the first week of release would be a huge favor to our camp. We are very grateful for your support! See you guys around the chopping block."

Remaining tour dates on the Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Epicurean and Warbringer tour are: More...

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Luna Mortis Announces More US Tour Dates

Wisconsin progressive death/thrash metal band, Luna Mortis, has added the following off dates on their tour with Edguy and Epicurean:

6/26: Fort Wayne, IN
9/03: Louisville, KY
9/04: Detroit, MI
9/07: Rochester, NY
9/10: Virginia Beach, VA
9/14: Milwaukee, WI
9/26: Reno, NV
9/30: Mesa, AZ
10/1: Las Vegas, NV

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Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Forced To Miss Tour

Young thrash metal group Warbringer has launched their touring campaign in support of their forthcoming new album, "Waking Into Nightmares" but the band have already hit bad news with the announcement that drummer Nic Ritter will be forced to miss out on the tour after breaking his elbow at a recent show after slipping on ice. A message from the band reads:

"Unfortunately this is not an April's Fools joke. Nic fell down the other night loading out of the club and hurt his elbow. We hoped with some ice and rest it would be okay. This morning we found out it was broken. Regardless, the shows must go on and we rehearsed as a 4-piece with Adam playing drums. This will be the format for the next handful of shows until we hook up with Epicurean, as John Gensmer has agreed to play both sets. We toured together on Overkill and he is a beast. Nic will be out of commission for at least 3 weeks, but will be staying on the road with the band."

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Warbringer Reveals New Album Details

LA's WARBRINGER has completed work on their sophomore effort, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares," with producer Gary Holt (Exodus) with mixing duties being handled by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish). The artwork for "Waking Into Nightmares," was created by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed).

Warbringer has also announced an exclusive pre-order package that will be available with the band on the road: anyone who preorders "Waking Into Nightmares" from their merch table will be handed a strictly limited edition, hand-numbered 2-song single with exclusive advance mixes of the songs "Severed Reality" and "Prey for Death" from the new album. "Waking Into Nightmares" will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. More...

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Edguy Announces North American Tour Dates

German power metal band Edguy will be heading to North America in September of this year for a tour in support of their latest album, "Tinnitus Sanctus." Support on the tour will come from Luna Mortis and Epicurean.

The tour dates are as follows:

5 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
6 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
9 - The Blender Theater (at Gramercy) - New York, NY
11 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
12 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
13 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
15 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
16 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
17 - The Riddell Center (at Univ. of Regina) - Regina, SK
19 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
20 - Warehouse - Calgary, AB
21 - Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
23 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC
24 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
25 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
27 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
28 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
29 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA

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Kreator And Exodus To Tour North America

Kreator has announced that they will be hitting North American shores in April next year and are bringing a host of big names with them. Joining them on the tour will be thrash metal legends Exodus aswell as Belphegor, Warbringer and Epicurean.

The tour dates are as follows:

7 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
8 - Nokia Theatre - NYC NY
9 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV

1 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
4 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
5 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
6 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
7 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
8 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
9 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA

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Novembers Doom Cancels 2009 North American Tour

Chicago death/doom metallers, Novembers Doom, have issued the following statement regarding dropping off the January tour with Rotting Christ and Epicurean:

"It is with much regret that we must announce our departure from the Rotting Christ tour in January, 2009. A serious medical issue arose with a member of the band, making us unable to tour during that time. While this unfortunately prevents us from participating in the tour, thankfully it has come to light now rather than at the last minute, leaving 3 months time for the promoter to find a suitable replacement for us. We wish the very best for Rotting Christ, and Epicurean, and hope their tour has great success!" More...

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Epicurean Offers Drum Video Series

EPICUREAN has uploaded the first in a series of videos featuring their very own, John Gensmer. In the first video, Gensmer drums the track “Behind the Chapel Walls” from their Metal Blade debut "A Consequence of Design."

The video offers insight into how he plays some of the fast and technical fills and beats on the song. You can check out the video below and follow the series on YouTube. More...

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The "Fresh Meat Tour" Cancelled

The "Fresh Meat Tour," featuring The Absence, Epicurean, The Destro, and Rose Funeral has officially been cancelled. The Absence has released the following statement:

"First, let us say that we absolutely hate to cancel tours and shows. We love our fans and try so hard to make it to everyone that wants to see us. Alright, so here's the deal everyone... Yes, we have once again had to cancel a tour. BUT, We are quite sick of candy coating everything and making it seem like it's really our fault. First, Rose Funeral had to drop off due to some personal reasons, we wish them the best. As well as, Epicurean having to drop off. After all said and done, The Absence and The Destro decided it wouldn't be worth the 7-8 sometimes 10-12 hour drives between shows for very small amounts of money. These small amounts of money would not even cover gas to get to the next show. Everyone knows how high gas prices are at this time so we need not go into that any further.

"This month-long tour was eventually turned into a 13 day tour after shows and venues were cancelling left and right due to the fact that some booking agents can't do their jobs correctly and end up dealing with 15 year old promoters who are not yet experienced enough with putting on shows that include 4 national acts and have the show be a success. It just doesnt happen. No, we are not 'rockstars.' But we do expect our guaranteed amount of money and decent meals every show. We sometimes drive all night and play shows exhausted as hell to make sure all of our fans are happy. And when our fans are happy we know we've done our job and have no room to complain. But when we can't even afford to get to the first show and probably cant afford to make it home, there's a problem.

"We just can't stay quiet and say we had to drop off for reasons that aren't true. It's all the 'behind the scenes' politics that fans don't realize happen or see. Booking agents dropped the ball. Not the bands. Bottom line. We hope you all understand and still support us and the other bands that were supposed to be apart of this tour as well.

"So, we're sorry to all of you that wont be able to see us this time around but we promise you we'll be back around in the end of 2008 with a full US/Canadian tour."

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Rotting Christ and Novembers Doom Plan '09 Tour

Rotting Christ, Novembers Doom, and Epicurean will team up for a North American tour early next year. Confirmed dates are as follows:

January 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
January 7 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
January 10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 11 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
January 12 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
January 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
January 14 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
January 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
January 16 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square
January 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
January 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
January 19 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
January 20 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
January 21 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
January 22 - Prince George, BC @ Sound Entertainment Soundstage
January 24 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
January 25 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
January 26 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
January 27 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
January 28 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
January 29 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle

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Psyopus Post New Song, "2," Online

New York grinders, Psyopus, have posted a song about simease twins entitled "2" on their MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

Psyopus tour dates with DANCE CLUB MASSACRE are as follows:


5/2 The Penny Arcade - Charlotte, New York


5/3 Ghouolardi’s - Lorain, Ohio
5/4 Flushing Masonic Temple - Flushing, Michigan
5/5 Von's (Vault 13) - Detroit, Michigan
5/6 The Static Age - Romeo, Michigan
5/7 Skelletones - Grand Rapids, Michigan
5/8 Rack N' Roll - Riverview, Michigan


5/9 The Underground - Sandusky, Ohio
5/10 Club W - Buffalo, NY

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Arise and Ruin, Epicurean Canadian Tour Dates

Epicurean and Arise and Ruin will kick off a Canadian tour this week. Here are the latest tour dates:

4/18 Guelph, ONT @ Club Vinyl
4/19 Quebec City, QC @ Bar Le Velvet
4/20 Charlottetown, PE @ Irish Society Hall
4/22 Fredericton, NBR @ The Kinsman Center
4/23 New Glasgow, NS @ North End Rec. Center
4/24 Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
4/25 Halifax, NS @ Hell's Kitchen
4/26 Moncton, NBR @ The Manhattan Club
4/27 Coldbrook, NS @ Lions Hall
4/28 Montreal, QC @ Cafe I'inco
4/29 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
4/30 Toronto, ONT @ The Kathedral

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Psyopus Post New Song Online

Psyopus issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Psyopus is back from their tour dates with Today is the Day, Mouth of the Architect, Complete Failure and The Network. We all had a blast and we would like to thank all of the fans that came out and showed their support. For the month of April, Psyopus will be at home writing for their next album. Studio time is scheduled for July and August."

"In the meantime, Psyopus has put up their instrumental track Imogen’s Puzzle pt 2 up on myspace for your listening pleasure. Check it out and whore it on your profile. It’ll get you laid, trust us." More...

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Psyopus, The Crinn, Tour Dates

Psyopus, Dance Club Massacre, The Crinn, and Epicurean will team up for a handful of May tour dates. Here are the latest dates:

3/2 Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
3/3 Lorraine, OH @ Ghoulardi's
3/4 Flushing, MI @ Flushing Masonic Temple
3/5 Detroit, MI @ Von's
3/6 Romeo, MI @ The Static Age
3/7 Kalamazoo, MI @ Skelletone's
3/8 Cincinnati, OH @ Poison Room w/ Sons Of Azrael
3/9 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground w/ Sons Of Azrael
3/10 Buffalo, NY @ Michalina's Bistro w/ Sons Of Azrael

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Epicurean To Release Metal Blade Debut in March

Minneapolis, Minnesota's Epicurean is set to release their Metal Blade Records debut titled A Consequence of Design on March 4th 2008. The band will be touring up to and through the release of A Consequence of Design with dates already scheduled in the Midwest and Canada. Epicurean utilizes a feverish twin guitar attack, viciously heavy vocals mixed with clean melodic vocals, a brutal rhythm section, and keyboards to create their brand of unique symphonic, yet aggressive music.

Check out the track Lithograph off the bands upcoming release A Consequence of Design here. More...

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Epicurean Film 'The Departure' Video

Minneapolis-based symphonic metal band EPICUREAN will film a video for the song "The Departure" with director DJ Cosgrove in Columbus, Ohio. "We're all pretty excited!" says the group.

Formed in early 2004, EPICUREAN quickly gained the attention in the Minneapolis metal scene and developed a reputation for being a powerful and unpredictable live act.

In July 2006, EPICUREAN released its debut CD, "A Consequence of Design", and in February 2007, Metal Blade Records approached EPICUREAN with an offer that they promptly accepted.

EPICUREAN's debut release, "A Consequence of Design", is available exclusively on iTunes, Napster, Music Net, Sony Connect and MusicMatch. Digital records offered via Metal Blade also feature two exclusive bonus tracks.

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To/Die/For Announce More US Tour Dates

Finnish goth rockers TO/DIE/FOR have updated their North American tour schedule.

Dates for the trek now include:

27 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx
28 - Raleigh, NC at Volume 11
29 - Atlanta, GA at Sidelines
30 - New Orleans, LA at The Bar

2 - Austin, TX at Room 710
3 - San Antonio, TX at Bond 007
5 - Arlington, TX at Dreamworld
7 - San Diego, CA at Dream Street Live
8 - Hollywood, CA at The Knitting Factory
9 - San Francisco, CA at DNA Lounge
10 - Seattle, WA at El Corazon
11 - Salt Lake City, UT at Club Vegas
12 - Colorado Springs, CO at Union Station (6pm)

(with Shatter Messiah, Virgin Black, EPICUREAN)
14 - Maplewood, MN at The Rock
15 - Cudahy, WI at Vnuks

(with Shatter Messiah, Epicurean)
17 - Madison, WI at The Annex
18 - Chicago, IL at The Pearl Room
19 - South Bend, IN at The Anchor INN
20 - Detroit, MI at I-Rock
22 - Toronto, ON at The Reverb
23 - London, ON at Club Pandemic
24 - Quebec at Velvet
25 - Portland, ME at the Asylum
27 - Brooklyn, NY at Club Atlantis
28 - New London, CT at El N Gee (NEC Uprising Fest)

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