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

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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 Guitarist Available For Session Work

CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson is currently offering his guitar playing skills to any serious bands that need a studio or touring guitar player in the near future.

Commented Hudson: "I regret to inform everybody that the recordings of CELLADOR's new album were postponed until further notice. We won't be going into the studio this year, and our next tour (alongside TRAIL OF TEARS, ECHOES OF ETERNITY and UNEXPECT) will not start until January 15th, 2008. I believe we'll start recording after that tour is over. That left me with a considerable amount of free time, and I really don't want to stay at home when I could be working. Currently, I am in Minneapolis, MN recording the guitar solos for the next AVIAN album, but I will be done tomorrow (November 10th). I have lots of touring experience and can travel anywhere in the world (I live in the United States). Any interested parties should contact me via e-mail (bill@cellador.com) or my MySpace page."

Besides his work with CELLADOR and AVIAN, Bill Hudson's experience includes THE SUPREMACY, a project featuring drummer Mark Cross (FIREWIND, ex-HELLOWEEN) and keyboard player Joost Van Den Broek (AFTER FOREVER).

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Cellador Guitarist Comment On Avian Appearance

CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the new album from AVIAN, the melodic metal band featuring singer Lance King (BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE) and guitarist Yan Leviathan.

Commented Hudson: I'll be heading to Minneapolis, MN tomorrow (Monday, November 5) to play the guitar solos in the next AVIAN record, which will be called 'Ashes and Madness'. I'm really excited about it!"

"I was really honored when Yan e-mailed me and asked if I'd like to play in it, because not only do I think they're a great band, but I also have two VERY good friends in it: Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE) and Lance King. On top of that, they had David Ellefson (former bass player in MEGADETH) on the first album." More...

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Cellador Guitarist Issues Tour Report

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

"What the hell was that? Seriously, I've always heard that everybody loves to play in Japan and now I know why!"

"Our show at Loudpark 07 was the first ever in Japan, I couldn't believe how many people were there for us and we were the very first band! According to the promoter, there were 12 thousand people and as far my eye could see, everybody was singing our songs. There was a five-minute changeover between bands and they were there for every single one of them, chanting their names! They were even moshing during our set, something I thought Japanese people didn't do!" More...

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Leaves' Eyes Reports On Film Shoot In Norway

Liv Kristine and Alex Krull just returned from a Leaves' Eyes film shooting in Norway. Liv commented: "We travelled with our crew along the incredibly interesting and breath-taking west coast of Norway. Our journey started in Stavanger, my hometown. We filmed in sunny and rainy weather, which really shows the harsh climate of this region. We went through the fjords by boat and spent hours at the North Sea catching waves. We drove through the mountains, visited the old town of Stavanger, moreover, we did a lot of interviews, also with my family members. Most of the material will be presented on our up-coming DVD, however, it was also very important to gather nature shots for our special show at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Wieze, Belgium 20 October 2007. We would like the audience to see that we are very close to nature and that Norway is part of Leaves' Eyes. A warm thank you to hard-working Stefan Liebhauser (The Day After) and Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer) who did a fantastic job, fixing this visually."

:eaves' Eyes has announced only a few more shows this year, with major touring (of the US) next year with King Diamond, Kreator and Cellador. The latest Leaves' Eyes tour dates follow: More...

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Unexpect Announce More Upcoming Shows

Canadian experimental metallers UNEXPECT have lined up the following upcoming North American tour dates:

August 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Metal Bar
September 9 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom w/ Epica, Visions of Atlantis
September 14 - Oshawa, ON @ Royal Canadian Legion
September 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Sonata Arctica
October 13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Rock and Shock Festival)
October 14 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
October 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Epica, Visions of Atlantis
October 16 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ After Forever
October 17 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ After Forever
October 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft w/ Prong
October 27 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Place w/ Prong
November 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Enslaved, Arsis

The band will also be taking part in the previously announced North American tour featuring TRAIL OF TEARS, CELLADOR, and ECHOES OF ETERNITY. You can check out the dates for that tour online here.

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Cellador Post "In My Hands" Demo Online

Nebraska-based power metallers CELLADOR have posted the third (and one of the last) clip of a demo song on their MySpace page. This time, the chosen track is called "In My Hands" and features only the solo section. "In My Hands" is expected to appear on the band's next album, which will be recorded between November and December in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) and mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, BURY YOUR DEAD).

Guitarist Bill Hudson says: "We're finally realizing what we heard from our idols since forever: That fans always get weirded out by the slightest change. Because of that, we decided to upload the solo section of one of the fastest tracks will have in this album. This is the CELLADOR you're all used to, only a step higher, at least in our opinion. So far, we have shown 'Follow Me', which is basically a straight-up power metal song, 'King of Your Illusion', which is our first midtempo ever and now 'In My Hands', to show you all that we're still the same band! This track is fast, it has shredding, it will blow your minds! Again, it'll be online for a limited period of time, and it will be the last track for a while! We might upload one more before we go to the studio in November, but that will take some time."

CELLADOR's "Enter Deception" album was released in June 2006 via Metal Blade. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan.

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Cellador Post Another New Demo Track Online

Nebraska-based power metallers CELLADOR have posted a demo version of another new track on their MySpace page. The song, "King of Your Illusion", is expected to appear on the band's next album, which will be recorded between November and December in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) and mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, BURY YOUR DEAD).

Commented singer Michael Gremio: "Differently than 'Follow Me' [the other new song that was recently released], this track sounds nothing like [CELLADOR's debut album] 'Enter Deception'. It's the first time we wrote a midtempo song, and the vocal and guitar work are different that what we usually do. That's part of the variety we've been talking about for the next record. We're very satisfied with this song and really want all of you to hear it".

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Trail Of Tears Announces North American Tour

Trail of Tears will head over for a full headlining tour in January/February 2008. Support comes from Cellador, Echoes of Eternity and Unexpect. After five albums we feel that it`s about damn time and we can`t wait to come and party with our American friends!
The tour goes onsale through an exclusive internet presale starting 7/18 through ENTERTHEVAULT.COM and will run exclusive till Aug 10 , when the tour goes onsale through normal ticketing outlets

15.01.08 US - Charlotte, NC / Tremont Music Hall
16.01.08 US - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
17.01.08 US - Hartford, CT / Webster Theatre
18.01.08 US - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance
19.01.08 US - Bedford, NH / Mark`s Place
20.01.08 US - New York City, NY / BB Kings Blues Club
22.01.08 CA - Quebec City, QUE / Velvet
23.01.08 CA - Montreal, QUE / FouFounes
24.01.08 CA - Toronto, ONT / The Funhaus
25.01.08 US - Cleveland, OH / Peabody`s Down Under
26.01.08 US - Mokena, ILL / The Pearl Room
27.01.08 US - St Paul, MN / Station 4
30.01.08 US - Seattle, WA / El Corazon
31.01.08 US - Portland, OR / Roseland Grill
01.02.08 US - San Fransisco, CA / TBA
02.02.08 US - Corona, CA / Showcase Theatre
03.02.08 MX - Mexicali, MEX / El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar
04.02.08 US - West Hollywood, CA / Whiskey a Go Go
06.02.08 US - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theather
07.02.08 US - Albuquerque, NM / Launch Pad
08.02.08 US - San Antonio, TX / White Rabbit
09.02.08 US - Dallas, TX / TBA
10.02.08 US - Houston, TX / Meridian

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Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:

"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.

It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.

I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"

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SOTU 2007 2 CD+1 DVD Set Announced

The track listing has been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD/1 DVD "2007 Sounds Of The Underground" compilation. The outing will be limited to a pressing of 10,000 copies and will be available only at "Hot Topic" stores. It will run as follows:

CD 1:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Failure Of The Devout"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"
06 - Necro - "The Pre-Fix For Death"
07 - Darkest Hour - "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)"
08 - Amon Amarth - "Runes To My Memory"
09 - The Acacia Strain - "4x4' from 'The Dead Walk"
10 - The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulz Dood"
11 - Heavy Heavy Low Low - "Mall-Nutrition"
12 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Sleeping With The Fishes, See?"
13 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
14 - This Is Hell - "Permanence"
15 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"

CD 2:
01 - Throwdown - "Holy Roller"
02 - A Life Once Lost - "Firewater Joyride"
03 - Beneath The Massacre - "Modern Age Slavery"
04 - NORA - "Save Yourself"
05 - Cellador - "Never Again"
06 - Since The Flood - "Strength"
07 - Anterior - "The Silent Divide"
08 - It Dies Today - "Reignite The Fires"
09 - Autumn - "My New Time"
10 - Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - "Death Is An Alcoholic"
11 - Poison The Well - "Letter Thing"
12 - Walls Of Jericho - "And Hope To Die"
13 - See You Next Tuesday - "Honey I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"
14 - Skeletonwitch - "Beyond The Permafrost (Demo)"
15 - The Minor Times - "Casket City Lights"
16 - The Human Abstract - "Vela, Together We Await The Storm"

Sights Of The Underground DVD:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Necro - "Beautiful Music For You To Die To"
06 - Darkest Hour - "Sound The Surrender"
07 - Amon Amarth - "Cry Of The Blackbirds"
08 - The Acacia Strain - "Angry Mob Justice"
09 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Like A Cat"
10 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
11 - This Is Hell - "The Polygraph Cheaters"
12 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
13 - Kylesa - "Hollow Severer"
14 - Terror - "Lost' from 'Always The Hard Way"
15 - Misery Signals - "The Failsafe"

More info on the tour itself can be found at soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.

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King Diamond Reveal 2008 North American Tour Dates

KING DIAMOND will be teaming up with KREATOR, LEAVES' EYES and CELLADOR for a 2008 North American tour. The complete itinerary for the tour is as follows:

March 2008
22 - Ft lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
23 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
25 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
28 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Street Music Hall
29 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
30 - Philadelphia, PA - THe Trocadero More...

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Cellador Enter Pre-Production

Omaha, Nebraska power metallers CELLADOR are currently in their home studio doing the pre-production for their upcoming album, which should come out early 2008.

Guitarist Bill Hudson and newly acquired bassist Mika Horiuchi have recorded a short video where they talk about the next album, and play a small section of one of the songs. The clip can be seen here.

CELLADOR's "Enter Deception" album was released in June 2006 via Metal Blade. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). More...

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Cellador Announce New Bass Player

After filling in for the band's shows for the last two months, 21-year-old Mika Horiuchi has been officially named CELLADOR's new bass player.

Comments guitarist Chris Petersen: "After holding auditions for three months we realized Mika was the best person for the band. He showed the most devotion and commitment, having learned all our songs in less than a week, and dropped all his personal commitments at the time to come on tour with us during the month of February. The dude is an insane bass shredder, but also knows how to carry a song well rather than wanking all over the place. It's the perfect combination we were looking for, and the perfect fit for us in CELLADOR. We look forward to showing everyone just how good he is."

Originally from Seattle, Mika previously played in the Washington-based melodic death metal band NETHERELM. More...

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Cellador Part Ways With Drummer

Nebraska-based extreme power metallers CELLADOR have parted ways with drummer David Dahir.

Commented guitarist Bill Hudson: "It's been less than four months since we parted ways with our bass player, and we're happy to inform you that we have found a replacement. His name will be announced soon, but I can assure that some of you already know who he is. He's definitely the best choice we could have made, and you'll all be very impressed with him. But unfortunately, I have to — once again — announce that CELLADOR is currently no longer working with drummer and very good friend David Dahir. He has always been more into death metal and more brutal styles of music, and even more recently has began to further venture into the realm of extreme music. In the last few months Dave has become more interested in these styles and because of this everyone involved thought it would be good if we tried different things. Maybe we'll work together again in the future. Who knows? Dave is very talented and young, and we'll be happy to help him in anyway we possibly can. We're sure you'll hear about his other musical projects very soon. More...

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Cellador Confirmed For ProgPower USA

Cellador has comfirned their appearance at this year’s ProgPower USA festival. Cellador will be performing at the ProgPower Showcase on Thursday October 4th at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA.

For tickets to the ProgPower Showcase visit ProgPowerUSA.com. Tickets are currently on sale.

ProgPower USA has garnered worldwide acclaim for not only the setting the standard for excellence in the U.S. underground metal scene, but for the rare moments over the years including the Savatage reunion (disguised as Weapons of Mass Destruction), Conception’s reunion show, Pain of Salvation’s all request set, Rob Rock & Timo Kotipelto assisting Edguy with Avantasia songs, Evergrey's 3 hour marathon set (including choir & string quartet) and last year’s all-star vocal ensemble performance of “Stars” led by Jorn Lande. Promoter Glenn Harveston adds, "This is the festival where the magic happens. I wouldn't be surprised if something special happens this year."

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Watch Cellador Perfrom "Never Again" Online

There is a new live performance video of Cellador playing their track “Never Again” available for viewing on the Underground Video Television Website. The footage was taken at The Palladium in Worcester MA last year during the band’s tour with Trivium.

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Cellador Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Nebraska-based extreme power metallers CELLADOR have parted ways with bass player Val Rakhmanov.

"The split was in no way in bad terms," says guitarist Bill Hudson. "Val is still one of my best friends and I intend to help him in any way I can with his future projects. No shows will be cancelled, and we are already holding auditions in order to find a replacement. We'll have a temporary fill in for the upcoming dates, which will include a show with UNEARTH in our hometown followed by a two-week tour supporting ALL THAT REMAINS, which will begin on February 10. After we're back, we'll resume the auditions and hopefully will be able to announce a replacement for Val."

If you think you have what it takes to be the bassist in CELLADOR, visit www.cellador.com for more information.

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All That Remains Comment On Sold Out UK Tour

Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have returned from a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom alongside DragonForce and are currently taking a short break back home before gearing up for the band's first headling tour, set to begin Jan. 23. Support will come from Misery Signals with rotating appearances from Sanctity, Cellador, The Human Abstract and labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY.

"We just got back from our fourth UK tour and it was a great time," frontman Phil Labonte said. "This time we were lucky enough to go out with our great friends in DragonForce. This is our third tour with these guys so its like touring with old pals. Of course all the shows were sold out and a great time! Thanks to all our old friends for coming out and cheers to all the new cool people we met this time! We'll be back in March/April so make sure you come on out and buy us a drink!!"

Continuing to support the band's latest release, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS has had a busy year, already appearing on the second stage of Ozzfest, hitting Europe on Sounds of the Underground 2006, and opening for Killswitch Engage as well as touring with DragonForce both at home and abroad. In March and April ALL THAT REMAINS will head to Europe again to headline with support from Misery Signals and Textures.

MTV has also nominated the band's video for "This Calling" for video of the year on Headbangers Ball.

Here is a current list of All That Remains tour dates: More...

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Cellador Guitarist Guests On Mysera Track

CELLADOR guitarist Bill Hudson has a featured guitar solo on the song "I Ain't Even" by the up-and-coming metal group MYSERA. Hear the recording at www.myspace.com/myserametal.

MYSERA is the brainchild of ex-CELLADOR guitarist Sam Chatham. Formed in 2006, MYSERA consists of Chatham, vocalist Criss Cain (THE VILLIAN, BLACK ILLUSION), guitarist Andrew Prine, and bassist Lucas Thompson (THE VILLIAN).

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