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Negativa

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Below is our complete Negativa 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.

PRC Music Issues Statement On Steeve Hurdle

Quebec label PRC Music has issued a statement about the passing of noted metal guitarist Steeve Hurdle. Steeve was 41 when he passed away on May 20th due to complications from surgery. Hurdle was last known for the two bands that he was a founding member of, Purulence and Negativa, but he first gained fame for playing guitar with Quebecois band Gorguts on its third release, "Obscura." He was also a member of Blind Witchery, Chaos and Infinite Wonder. Here is the statement that Remi from PRC Music has issued:

"Losing a friend like Steeve is a shock for me. We knew, cheered for and supported each other for the last 23 years. Steeve was wholehearted: a true musician, a true passionate being. He was gearing up for the next chapter of NEGATIVA. We were discussing it after deciding to reedit the first mini-CD: studio, promo, events, concerts, etc. We were getting ready to work together, just like in the good old days of PURULENCE. I was really excited at this perspective, but mostly, I was looking forward to sharing laughs, ideas and all these moments where you know you are at the right place, the right moment with the right person.'

Thank you for crossing my path, Steeve. Rest in peace, Brother." Rémi - PRC MUSIC

A fan page has been set up on Facebook to remember him by, and to send condolences to his family and friends. You can view pictures and videos of Steeve at PRC Music.

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Neuraxis Post Studio Webisode #2 Footage

Canada’s NEURAXIS has issued the band’s latest webisode video clip entitled Neuraxis Studio Episode #2 – Guitars, featuring footage and interviews from the recording of the band’s fifth studio record. Footage is available online at the band’s MySpace page.

Neuraxis tapped Jef Fortin (of fellow Canadians Anonymus) to record the band’s debut album for Prosthetic Records, The Thin Line Between, which will also feature a guest vocal cameo from the legendary Luc Lemay (GORGUTS, NEGATIVA).

"The writing and recording process for The Thin Line Between was probably the most intense I've ever experienced,” says guitarist Rob Milley. “Sound-wise this is going to be our best so far. Song-wise, it’s our most complete album to date."

“I'm very happy with how the guitar playing was captured,” added fellow guitarist Will Seghers says. “Precise, vicious and dynamic are words that come to my mind when hearing the new album." More excerpts are available in the webisode. More...

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Necronomicon Issue Studio Update

Quebec-based dark metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update:

"We are happy to anounce the extras on the Return Of The Witch album have been recorded. Extras featured include: Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS) and others. Rob the Witch's (guitars, vocals) recovery from a throat injury is going well. A minor infection is still on and off but everything should be good for the April 3rd show at the Metropolis in Montreal [with DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH]. Some tests will be done this weekend while Rob will be recording his vocal tracks on the album. If everything is good the band should be ready to mix really soon. Scheduled for first week of April, the entire crew and of course the producer as well as the band will meet on the set for the video clip of 'The Time Is Now' to talk about the last details before setting the official date of shooting."

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Negativa Introduce Female Vocalist

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitars) and Luc Lemay (guitars), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), is thrilled to announce the addition of new female vocalist, Roxanne Constantin, who has worked with QUO VADIS and Augury.

Commented Hurdle : "With her emotional voice, her love and knowledge of music, Roxanne will add a fresh colour to our sound. We felt that it was time for us to explore new avenues, so we’ve made significant changes to our musical approach. The four musicians are now involved in the writing process, which brings more diversity to our sound. Our music is therefore becoming more experimental, progressive and ambient. This natural evolution will broaden our horizons sound-wise. We’re really looking forward to share our new creation with all of you."

Last June, the band returned to Wild Studio to record the instrumental versions of 3 new songs: 'Deepen The Mystery' (9:46), 'The Loss' (14:56), '…And The Unknown' (6:52). Vocal tracks will be recorded early next year.

Negativa's debut-MCD (2006) can be heard online, but the most recent song on that demo was written six years ago.

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Negativa Cancel Tour Dates

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:

"We're really disappointed to announce that we have to cancel the shows scheduled from August 1-3 in Toronto, Hamilton and London. The guitarist/vocalist Big Steeve Hurdle had a back injury on Sunday, and he should rest for at least one week. We were looking forward to do these shows because they were the very first ones for the band. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer before to hit the stage for the first time. As of today, we have no fixed plans about rescheduling the three dates but we'll try to make it up for our Ontario fans before the end of the year if we can. Thanks for your understanding." More...

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Negativa Post Another New Song Online

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has posted another new track, entitled "Taedium Vitae", on www.negativa.ca and www.myspace.com/negativa1.

"Taedium Vitae" (9:32) comes off NEGATIVA's debut, self-titled multimedia mini-CD. The disc, which was recorded at Wild Studio with producers Rémillard and Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky, former bassist of VOIVOD), also contains enhanced material, including video footage and photos taken during the recording sessions. Other songtitles appearing on the mini-CD are "Chaos in Motion" (4:35) and "Rebellion" (6:11).

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Negativa Post New Songs On Myspace Page

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has posted its track "Chaos in Motion" on its MySpace page.

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Negativa Completes New Mini-CD

Negativa, the Quebec, Canada metal outfit featuring former members of Gorguts, Augury, and Ion Dissonance, has completed work on a new mini-CD. Three news songs were recorded at Wild Studio with producer Pierre Remillard and according to the band, ""It sound heavy as fuck." Songs slated to appear on the mini-CD are "Chaos in Motion," "Taedium Vitae," and "Rebellion."

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Negativa To Enter Studio Next Month

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:

"The last few weeks have been very thrilling for us as we have finally arranged to enter studio in mid-September to record three songs. We will again be working with our old friend Pierre Remillard but this time it will be at his famous Wild Studio. Pierre has produced GORGUTS' very first demo, 'And Then Comes Lividity', back in 1989, plus the albums 'Obscura' in 1998 and 'From Wisdom To Hate' in 2001. He will be assisted by none other than Jean-Yves Theriault, a.k.a. Blacky and former VOÏVOD. We will be more than honored to work with him in the studio. At the end of September, expect a MySpace page for you to, at last, listen to our music." Songtitles set to appear on the mini-CD are "Chaos in Motion", "Taedium Vitae" and "Rebellion".

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Negativa Part With Bassist, Announce Replacement

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have parted ways with bassist Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC). "Dominic coudn't make it. He was too busy with his two other bands," Hurdle said. "So, from now on, Miguel Valade (ex-ION DISSONANCE) will fill the spot. He is a cool guy and he his a very good bass player! We want to enter studio in late April or May to record our debut demo...we will see if things will be ready!" Songtitles set to appear on the demo include "L'éloge de L'ombre", "Omniferium", "Taedium Vitae", "Rebellion" and "Chaos in Motion".

NEGATIVA are expected to release their debut CD on Great White North Records. The highly anticipated GORGUTS live album and live DVD will be released later this year, also by Great White North Records.

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Negativa Complete Lineup, Recording Promo Soon

NEGATIVA, Steeve Hurdle’s new band (Ex-GORGUTS / PURULENCE), has completed its line up. Steeve on vocals / Guitar will be joined by Luc Lemay (Ex-GORGUTS) on vocals / guitar, Dominique Lapointe on bass (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums. A website is under construction and shirts will be available from Great White North Records soon. The band should enter the studio in the winter for a promo recording. It’s all speculation right now but NEGATIVA might be touring with TOWARDS DARKNESS and PAROXYSM in the spring of 2006.

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