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Nadja

Formed: 2002
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nadja News

Below is our complete Nadja 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.

Pyramids with Nadja Streaming New Album Online

We're a little late on noticing this one, but Hydrahead is streaming the recent release of Pyramids with Nadja, a massive collaborative effort between Pyramids, Nadja and a number of otherwise established musicians. The instrumentation on this record might be described as an energized ambient, infused with an intelligent ear for avant-garde metal and an almost indiscernible adherence to a sort of pop sensibility. Pyramids with Nadja successfully melds the still unparalleled compositional methodology developed in Pyramids' "s/t" album with Nadja's trademarked dirge-like shoegaze. All members of Pyramids and Nadja perform on all four tracks on the record.

Pyramids with Nadja also features: Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil (performs bass on track one and four), Albin Julius of Der Blutharsch (performs vocals on track four), Chris Simpson of Mineral (performs vocals on track two), Colin Marston of Dysrhythmia and Behold the Arctopus (co-produced/engineered track one) and James Plotkin of Khanate, Khlyst, O.L.D. Phantomsmasher (mixed and mastered the entire album). And if that weren't enough, Ulver and Lustmord remixed the track, "Into the Silent Waves," for a limited 12", to be released on Hydra Head early 2010.

You can stream "Pyramids with Nadja" here.

Here's the "Pyramids with Nadja" tracklisting:

1. Into the Silent Waves
2. Another War
3. The Sound of Ice and Grass
4. An Angel Was Heard to Cry Over the City of Rome

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Nadja Touring North America

Nadja is playing some dates in North America over the course of the coming weeks. Here are the latest tour dates:

9/26 Brantford, Ontario @ The Ford Plant w/ Picastro
9/07 Victoria, British Columbia @ Open Space
10/08 Seattle, WA @ The Josephine w/ Hemingway & Tecumseh
10/09 Portland, OR @ Ella St. Social Club w/ Hemingway & Tecumseh
10/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock w/ Portraits & Date Palms
10/13 Los Angeles, CA 8 PM @ Synchronicity Space
10/15 Oakland, CA @ The Terminal
10/22 Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Halifax Pop Explosion

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Nadja To Release All Covers Album

Toronto based drone duo Nadja announced the forthcoming release of a new album titled "When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV" featuring eight cover tracks. The album will be released on April 28th via The End Records.

The track listing will be as follows:

01. Only Shallow (My Bloody Valentine)
02. Pea (Codeine)
03. No Cure For The Lonely (Swans)
04. Dead Skin Mask (Slayer)
05. The Sun Always Shines On TV (A-ha)
06. Needle In The Hay (Elliott Smith)
07. Long Dark Twenties (Kids In The Hall)
08. Faith (The Cure)

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Nadja Announces European Tour Dates

Nadja, the epic drone-metal duo from Toronto, has announced dates for European shows over the next few months. More...

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A Storm Of Light Posts New Song From Nadja Split

Brooklyn's heavy experimental band A STORM OF LIGHT has posted the new song "Sister" off their forthcoming 2xLP+CD collaboration with Toronto's NADJA. This track can now be found exclusively at A STORM OF LIGHT's MySpace page.

The release, titled "Primitive North," features two new songs from A STORM OF LIGHT and one lengthy new opus from NADJA. The double vinyl LPs and CD will be packaged together, and also features each band remixing the other's material. "Primitive North" will see a March 3rd, 2009 street date through Robotic Empire.

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Nadja Announces Tour Dates and Free MP3

NADJA will be hitting the road again at the end of September for dates around North America (including an NYC Halloween appearance curated by NYC underground gurus UNSOUND alongside Black Sun, Steve Moore, and Menace Ruine), followed by a tour of Europe. Tour dates are as follows:

NADJA's North American Tour, Fall 2008:

09/28/08 Sun @ El Mocambo - Toronto, ON (w/ Sons of Otis)
10/03/08 Fri @ TBA - Portland, OR (w/ Troum, Tecumseh)
10/05/08 Sun @ i.am.indust2008 Festival - Oakland, CA (Aidan Baker + Nadja sets)
10/06/08 Mon @ Stork Club - Oakland, CA (w/ Tecumseh, Maleficia)
10/07/08 Tue @ Hemlock - San Francisco, CA (w/ Kris Force, Tecumseh)
10/08/08 Wed @ Relax Bar - Los Angeles, CA (w/ Tecumseh)
10/24/08 Fri @ Tone Deaf Festival - Kingston, ON (TBC)
10/25/08 Sat @ The Music Gallery - Toronto, ON (Aidan Baker show)
10/31/08 Fri @ Fontana's - New York, NY (UNSOUND w/ Black Sun, Steve Moore, Menace Ruine)
11/01/08 Sat @ Il Motore - Montreal, QC (w/ Menace Ruine)

NADJA's Europe Tour, Fall 2008 (some dates to be confirmed): More...

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The End Records Posts Free Sampler On Amazon.com

The End Records has posted a free 16-song sampler from Amazon.com for download as MP3s. The sampler includes songs by MADE OUT OF BABIES, LORDI, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, NADJA, JARBOE & JUSTIN K BROADRICK, and many more.

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Nadja Announce Canadian Festival Dates

NADJA has announced the following festival dates for this spring in Canada:

May 04 - Over the Top Festival/Wavelength - Toronto, Ontario
May 17 - FIMAV - Victoriaville, Quebec
May 23 - Obey Convention II Festival- Halifax, Nova Scotia

The experimental/noise duo recently released the album "Skin Turns to Glass" via The End Records. You can hear an excerpt of the song "Sandskin" at The End Records' official MySpace page.

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Tub Ring Issue Start of Tour Update

Chicago’s high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING start a three week tour tomorrow with FOXY SHAZAM, KARATE HIGH SCHOOL, and PEACHCAKE. The band finishes up the tour with an appearance at The End Records’ showcase as this year’s SXSW Festival on March 15th, 2008 in Austin, Texas with the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, JARBOE, NADJA, and GIANT.

An update online from bassist Trevor Erb reads:

"Hey dudes and dudettes! This is a boarding call for all passengers on the flight/bus/train/bicycle bound for the ‘Woo!!! Spring Break ‘92…Let’s Make Some Bad Decisions‘ Tour, your vessel has arrived, it’s time to head out."

"If you’re reading this, then you’ll be pleased to know that we’re either finishing up a last minute rehearsal, packing the van and trailer, or already on the road and well into our journey. All of these things should make you happy, because for the next month we’ll be out with some great friends of ours that we haven’t seen in sometime, and that always makes for a good time. FOXY SHAZAM, KARATE HIGH SCHOOL, and PEACHCAKE are joining us on this tour, and I think that’s a what you can call a ‘really big show.’ In the spirit of Spring Break, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be sauntering around with fruity drinks topped off with cute little parasol toothpicks and looking for a ‘killer foam party,’ so please point us in the right direction, and make sure our glasses are topped off." More...

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Nadja Announce US and Europe Live Dates

Canadian experimental/noise duo NADJA have announced North American and European tour dates for this spring.

The tour dates coincide with the North American reissue of Nadja's Skin Turns To Glass album, that
will be in stores on April 1st via The End Records.

The confirmed live dates, with more to be announced, are:

March
6 - Under The Snow Festival - Montreal, QC
7 - Europa- Brooklyn, NY
10 - Harvest Records - Asheville, NC
15 - SXSW: End of An Ear Records in-store (1pm) & The End Records Showcase (9pm) - Austin, TX
18 - The Zombie Lounge - San Diego, CA
19 - The Scene Bar - Los Angeles, CA
20 - The Jail Gallery - Los Angeles, CA (Aidan Baker set)
22 - Aquarius Records in-store show - San Francisco, CA
23 - March Into Darkness Festival - Portland, OR
27 - The Kingdom Of Doommar - Denver, CO
28 - The Dusty Bookshelf - Manhattan, KS
30 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL

April
18 - Botanique - Brussels, Belgium
19 - Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Holland
20 - Die Friese - Bremen, Germany
22 - Marketable - Hamburg, Germany
24 - Katapultapr 24 - Arhus, Denmark
25 - Loppen Apr 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark More...

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Nadja Schedule In-Store Live Appearance

Canadian experimental/noise duo NADJA have launched an official MySpace page here.

In other news, Profound Lore Records are gearing up for the January 29th release of Nadja's 2005 album Bliss Torn From Emptiness. The album will be available a few weeks before the official release date at ProfoundLoreRecords.com.

Nadja have also scheduled a free live performance, in accordance with the release of Bliss Torn From Emptiness, at Toronto, Ontario record store Sonic Boom on February 9th. Sonic Boom is located at 512 Bloor Street West.

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Pelican Announce US Tour Dates

The first batch of dates for Pelican's upcoming U.S. tour have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

7/19 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Priestbird
7/20 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Priestbird
7/21 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace w/ Priestbird, Nadja
7/22 Montreal, QC @ Main Hall w/ Nadja
7/23 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Clouds, Priestbird
7/24 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Clouds, Priestbird
7/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge w/ Priestbird, Unearthly Trance
7/26 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Priestbird, Your Black Star
7/28 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Preistbird, Your Black Star
7/29 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Clouds, Priestbird

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Nadja Release European Tour Dates

NADJA are planning a European Tour in May. More dates should be added, but here's a rundown of Nadja's current European tour itinerary:

May 14 london - w/ signals & pausal (solo show, not nadja)
May 17 paris - w/ year of no light & time to burn
May 19 brussels - buzz on your lips festival
May 20 amsterdam - w/ fear falls burning & fr.ro.st
May 22 augsburg (solo and nadja shows)
May 24 berlin - w/ troum
May 25 leipzig - w/ troum & melancholics
May 26 prague - w/ troum

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Nadja Set To Release New Album

Canadian droners Nadja have finished recording and will release their new album 'Body Cage' on the 18th of April.

The album contains 3 tracks and is lyrically based on the rare congenital disorder Fibrodysplasia Ossifican Progressiva. The CD will be released in a slimline DVD box and is limited to 111 copies. It can be pre-ordered on the label's website.

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