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Formed: 2002
From: Omaha, NE, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cellador News

Below is our complete Cellador 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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Cellador Issues "Break Heresy" Video Clip

Nebraska power metal act Cellador issued a new music video for "Break Heresy." The song is lifted from the latest album "Off the Grid," which is available now via Scarlet Records.

Meticulously crafted at the helm of founding member, songwriter, and producer Chris Petersen, the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed "Enter Deception" finally arrived, setting the bar even higher and faster on its trademark brand of steroid injected, high intensity power metal music.

Spiked with a unique ferocity and infectious melody, this is an album not for the feint hearted. Within its audible depths the band continues the high energy power and speed metal of its previous album, while adding more clarity, more focused vision, and a cohesiveness never before achieved in its songwriting until now.

"Off the Grid" was mixed and mastered by Peter Rutcho at Damage Studios (Havok, Revocation, Vomitron, Armory) in Southbridge, MA with artwork created by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design.

Check out "Break Heresy" here:

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Cellador Signs to Scarlet Records, New Album Soon

Rip out the cables, tear out the cords, destroy your laptops, and smash your smartphones. Denver's Cellador returns with a vengeance, exploding onto the world circuits with its massively anticipated album "Off The Grid"! The band signed on with Scarlet Records for the impending release.

"Off The Grid" was mixed and mastered by Peter Rutcho at Damage Studios (Havok, Revocation, Vomitron, Armory) in Southbridge, MA with artwork created by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design. The album will see the light of the day on March 10, 2017 in North America (February 22, 2017 in Europe).

Meticulously crafted at the helm of founding member, songwriter, and producer Chris Petersen, the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed "Enter Deception" is finally here, setting the bar even higher and faster on its trademark brand of steroid injected, high intensity power metal music.

An allegory to the band’s free spirited nature, "Off The Grid" musically conceptualizes a self-empowered approach to living, including tearing yourself free from the hive-mindedness of an increasingly collective thinking technological society, and paying tribute to the often neglected original personality and identity we retain within ourselves. More...

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Cellador To Support Hatchet And Diamond Plate

Denver, CO metal outfit Cellador is taking its brand of speedy power metal on the road to San Francisco act Hatchet and Chicago trio Diamond Plate on the upcoming "America Under Plague" North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

04/11: Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
04/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room (Leon’s Lounge)
04/13: Dallas, TX @ The Boiler Room
04/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
04/16: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
04/18: Big Spring, TX @ Sugars Bar
04/22: Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
04/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red (Red Owl)
04/24: Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar
04/25: Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
04/26: Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House Live
04/27: Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
04/30: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
05/01: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
05/02: Denver, CO @ Moon Room More...

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Shadowstrike Added To Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization, announced that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, Shadowstrike has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which takes place at O'Sheckys Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-28th.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: "We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can't wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!"

The band previously posted "Gales of Winter" off their forthcoming EP "Infinite Power," which can be heard at this location.

More information about the festival, including ticket information can be found over here. The latest lineup for the festival includes:



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Cellador Confirmed For Seventh WOM Fest

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. has announced that the Denver, Colo., based power metal band Cellador will be the first confirmed artist for its 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. The event will be held at O'Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Band founder, guitarist and vocalist, Chris Petersen states:

"I'm fully stoked to announce our participation in next year's Warriors of Metal Festival! The band is excited to return to Ohio revitalized and energetic as ever. The fest has some great guys working behind the curtains and we're excited to see all the bands as well. Happy to take part in what is turning into a powerhouse of a festival! Cheers \m/!"

Check out "Unchained" from Cellador's 2013 release "Honor Forth" below. You can also keep posted on the upcoming festival developments by going to the Warriors Of Metal Festival official event page.

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Vougan To Record Live Performances For DVD

Carlos Zema traveled to Brazil to rejoin his Vougan band mates earlier this year for Porao do Rock, the country's largest independent rock festival. Still in Brazil, the band will be recording a live DVD performances during two concerts on November 14 & 15.

The first will be a charity event for the non-governmental agency, Amisrael, an organization known as "The Messengers of Peace." This performance will be an "unplugged" recording. The second performance, at the Atlanta Music Hall in Goiania, Brazil will be be a full-blown, live, concert video. Other bands performing include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman), Mindflow, Heaven's Guardian, Refine, and Dynahead.

The DVD will be packaged as a double live video, and will include plenty of extras. Some of the confirmed guests include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman),
David Shankle (Manowar / DSG), and Bill Hudson (Cellador/Powerquest/Circle II Circle).

All DVD sales proceeds will go to Amisrael in an effort to support world peace. Sponsorship opportunities to help finance this charitable project are available. Interested parties should contact admin[AT]metalmusicpromotions.com with the subject: SPONSOR.

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Circle II Circle Announces New Guitarist

Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, welcomes guitarist Bill Hudson (known from Power Quest, Cellador and The Supremacy a.o.) to the band.

Circle II Circle commented: "We're sad about parting ways with Evan, but the addition of Bill into the band is gonna keep us going strong. We start our North American tour with Jon Oliva's Pain and Manticora September 20." More...

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Power Quest Gets New Guitarist, Bill Hudson

UK-based melodic power metal act Power Quest has announced that former Cellador and current Coldera guitarist Bill Hudson has been recruited into the Power Quest ranks.

PQ Mainman Steve Williams comments: "I'm absolutely ecstatic with this news! I've been good friends with Bill for a couple of years now and we have often talked about working together in some shape or form and now we have the perfect opportunity to do just that. As well as being a fantastic guitarist, Bill is also a great songwriter too which means this is going to benefit the band on a number of levels. Welcome aboard brother!"

Bill adds: "We've always talked about doing something together at some point, but the closest we've got to it was my guest solo (in the song The Vigil) on the new record. When I left Cellador, I had no idea I would end up being in Power Quest. So I'm really excited about it, as it's a great band, my style will fit right in and they have one of the best guitarists in current metal, Andrea Martongelli. It'll be a pleasure to be the other 50% of this killer guitar duo! I look forward to meeting the fans during the Master of Illusion tour!"

Power Quest is currently booking a UK tour for later this year to promote their latest release, "Master of Illusion," which has successfully been launched worldwide via Napalm Records / Avalon Marquee (Japan). The album has already been nominated in numerous magazines and webzines for album of the year and shot right to number 8 in the Japanese HMV charts in the 2nd week after the release.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Coldera Complete Lineup

COLDERA, the new melodic metal band featuring former CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson, former INTO ETERNITY drummer Adam Sagan, former OUTWORLD singer Carlos Zema and up-and-coming shredder John Slaughter, has issued the following update:

"After considering and talking to a lot of people from all around the world, we've been able to select the best bass player to complete our lineup. We're pretty sure most of you have heard of him, as his former band has become quite succesful in the last two years, especially in the USA, although he's based in the UK (hint?). This guy will blow everybody away with his technique, precision and amazing stage presence. We can't wait to take COLDERA on the road. That, along with the first pre-production track for our upcoming album will posted online during this upcoming week. Our MySpace page will also be officialy launched by then."

"If you want to check it out right now (it has no music yet), feel free to do so at www.myspace.com/officialcoldera."

COLDERA's debut album is expected to be released in the second half of 2008.

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Power Quest Post Samples of New Album Online

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST are gearing up for the release of their new album, Master Of Illusion. Click here to listen to samples of the entire record.

The "Master of Illusion" track listing is as follows:

01. Cemetery Gates
02. Human Machine
03. Civilised?
04. Kings of Eternity
05. Master of Illusion
06. The Vigil
07. Save the World
08. Hearts and Voices
09. I Don't Believe in Friends Forever
10. Never Again
11. Reckoning Day More...

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Cellador Searching For Second Guitarist

Omaha, NE-based metallers CELLADOR have posted this bulletin on their MySpace page:


Ok so we were gonna put this off for a bit and focus on record 2, but your persistance, emails, and messages paid off I guess so we'll go ahead and post the official audition rules now to settle ya'lls down:

CELLADOR is seeking a second guitarist to complete our live sound and further contribute personality to our music. We're seeking an energetic and motivated player that understands our musical direction(important!) and meets the following:

- Must be 18+ years old

- Able and willing to travel, this means able to take time off from work/school/familly when needed

- Has simple means of recording, such as a home studio or computer recording setup(as we'll have you record CELLADOR songs to be considered)

- Energetic and confident stage presence

- No major criminal record, as this makes international travel difficult

- Has upmost high degree of MATURITY (no dramaqueens, attention whores, ego maniacs, crybabies, aka in the game to play music and not be a rockstar), if you're prone to mood swings don't waste your time.

Relocation is not required so long as steady communication is maintained and you are able to make ends meet for the band. If you are interested in auditioning either message us here or send an email to contact[at]cellador.com. It will be a bit before we make any final decisions, unless you happen to be the perfect fit.

So have at it!"

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Power Quest Reveal Fourth Guest on New Album

UK melodic power metallers POWER QUEST have revealed the identity of the fourth person who appears on their new album, "Master Of Illusion": FOURWAYKILL singer Chris Neighbour who appears on two songs on the album: 'Master Of Illusion' and 'The Vigil'. For more info on Neighbour click here.

Other guest appearances on the album include: Bill Hudson (COLDERA, ex-CELLADOR), Richard West (THRESHOLD) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (PAGAN'S MIND). Guest number five will be announced soon.

Master Of Illusion features the following tracks: '"emetery Gates," "Human Machine," "Civilised?," "Kings Of Eternity," "Master Of Illusion," "The Vigil," "Save The World," "Hearts and Voices," "I Don't Believe in Friends Forever," "Never Again," "Reckoning Day."

The track 'Human Machine' is currently streaming here. More...

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Former Into Eternity Drummer Offering Lessons

Former INTO ETERNITY drummer Adam Sagan is currently working with his new band COLDERA, which also features former CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson and OUTWORLD singer Carlos Zema. Adam is also offering drum lessons and taking new students.

"Teaching is something I've been planning on doing for years, and I finally made it happen now," he said. "I am at a very high point at my career, playing with a ridiculously good lineup in COLDERA, and teaching will be making it much better."

"If you are interested in taking lessons, are located in the Madison, WI area or willing to drive here one weekly or bi-weekly basis, contact me. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY."

"There are half- and full-hour lessons available. All skill levels and styles are welcome." More...

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Cellador Guitarist Leaves The Band

Guitarist Bill Hudson has quit the Nebraska-based extreme power metal babd CELLADOR. His statement on the matter reads as follows:

"After thinking about it for a long time and after a very relaxing holiday season, which included appearances at the NAMM show in Anaheim, I have decided that it's best for me if I part ways with CELLADOR.

"I'll be flying back to Omaha tomorrow, but the band is already aware of my decision. I'm really only going back to take care of the last details, before I move to L.A. permanently.

"CELLADOR and I did great things together, and a good fan-base was built. I played some of the most insane shows of my life with this band, including our recent appearance at Loudpark 07 in Japan in front of 12,000 crazy fans, and one at ProgPower USA, which was a dream I had since I was a teenager. Not to mention the great tours we were in during 2006.

"As far as my career goes, I'm starting a new band with a lineup that features some well-known names, but that info will be released at a later time. Look forward to some kick-ass metal!

"CELLADOR was a great experience which I'll remember for a long time.

"I want to thank everybody in and involved with CELLADOR, our record label Metal Blade Records and all of our fans from all over the world for the support!

"Trust me; I will NOT let you down with my new material! It's already writen and most of it is demoed. It'll be posted before you think!"

CELLADOR's debut CD, "Enter Deception", was released in June 2006 via Metal Blade.

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Avian Announced for Nightmare Metal Fest

AVIAN, the melodic metal band featuring singer Lance King and guitarist Yan Leviathan, has been confirmed for the Nightmare Metal Fest, a brand new festival set to take place March 21-22 at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are WARMACHINE, CAGE, DISASTERPEACE (the new band featuring singer Wade Black [CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEASH LAW, BLACK REIGN, LEATHERWOLF], former KING DIAMOND guitarist master Pete Blakk, renowned drummer Jesse Martillo [CRIMSON GLORY] and bassist Chris Baylor), X-THIRTIEN, ORDER OF NINE, SACRED DAWN, POWND, SIX MINUTE CENTURY and SHADES OF TWILIGHT.

AVIAN's new lineup is rounded out by guitarist Bill Hudson (CELLADOR, THE SUPREMACY), bassist Mika Horiuchi (CELLADOR) and drummer Jerry B.

The event is the brainchild of Lance King — owner of Nightmare Records and former frontman of BALANCE OF POWER and PYRAMAZE.

For more information, visit www.nightmaremetalfest.com.

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Cellador Post New Song Online

Nebraska-based power metallers CELLADOR have posted a pre-production recording of a new song, entitled "Blind Faith", on their MySpace page.

CELLADOR's new album will tentatively be recorded early next year in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). It will be mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, BURY YOUR DEAD).

CELLADOR's debut CD, "Enter Deception", was released in June 2006 via Metal Blade.

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Cellador and Light This City Drop Off Tours

CELLADOR appear to have dropped off their tour next year with TRAIL OF TEARS, ECHOES OF ETERNITY, and UNEXPECT.

Also, LIGHT THIS CITY appear to have dropped off the remainder of the Death By Decibels tour with VADER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and others.

An official announcement/confirmation for these tours is expected shortly.

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Leaves' Eyes Frontman Talks King Diamond Tour

As previously reported, the North American Tour together with KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, LEAVES’ EYES and CELLADOR in spring 2008 has been cancelled due to serious health problems concerning King Diamond.

Leaves’ Eyes mainman Alex Krull (ATROCITY) comments: "Hello everybody, we unfortunately have to say that the North American Tour from Leaves’ Eyes together with King Diamond, Kreator and Cellador had to be cancelled as many of you already know. King Diamond has got a serious problem with his back which makes it impossible for him to go on tour in the next time. We got this news with a heavy heart, all our best wishes for a fast recovery for the King!! Healthiness goes first and we can understand his decision 100%. Of course we would have loved to present a great show for our fans in the USA and Canada. We even wanted to surprise you with new material from the next Leaves’ Eyes album! We hope however seeing all of you very soon.

Leaves’ Eyes are currently working at their next album and the finishing of the first Leaves’ Eyes DVD. Furthermore, new musicians are being sought for the position of drummer and bass player for Leaves’ Eyes and Atrocity.

Says Alex Krull: "We were very pleased with the reactions so far. Many interesting musicians of all different genres and places have applied so far. A big thank you to all of you who already wrote to us. We are checking all applications and we are still looking for more potential candidates. We would like to have people around us that are somehow down-to-earth and reliable but very much committed to music. This is for sure very important for us because of the two different directions of both bands. On the one hand we need people that are able to play all the crazy stuff in Atrocity such as extreme (double-bass) drumming and bass patterns beyond 225 bpm. On the other hand we need people who can play the groovy and filigree mid-tempo-beats for Leaves’ Eyes. Not an easy job and a real challenge for every musician. People who want to apply for the job, contact us at info@mastersoundentertainment.de."

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Cellador Comment On King Diamond Tour

Guitarist Bill Hudson of the Nebraska-based power metallers CELLADOR has issued the following update:

Alright, we've been getting tons of e-mails asking us whether the tour with KING DIAMOND, KREATOR and LEAVES' EYES is entirely cancelled or only the King is out of it.

"My honest answer as of right now is: I DON'T KNOW.

"I talked to our booking agent (John Finberg at First Row Talent, the guy who put the tour together) yesterday and he told me he's been working on a 'plan B' for three days and nobody more than him wanted this tour to happen. I can tell he's really bummed about it.

"It's almost funny, but ever since that happened, it seems like some of the bands are having problems. LEAVES' EYES has just parted ways with two members and we're having some problems I'd rather not talk about just yet. But what I CAN say is that we were supposed to be at the studio right now and the recordings were postponed.

"Now, another question we've been getting is: 'Is the January/February tour cancelled?' I do have an answer for that: NO, IT'S NOT.

"We will not cancel any shows on that tour. It starts on January 15th in Charlotte, NC and ends on February 10th in Houston, TX. About March 22nd - May 7th, please just sit tight. We'll announce something real soon. I really don't know what, but there will be something!" More...

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Kreator Announce Headlining Virginia Show

German thrash legends KREATOR have lined up a headlining show on March 31st at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. Also performing will be LEAVES’ EYES and CELLADOR. The band’s March 29th show at Jaxx with KING DIAMOND has sold out.

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