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Formed: 2002
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Gwynbleidd News

Below is our complete Gwynbleidd 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.

Gwynbleidd Working On New Album

Gwynbleidd has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"It's been a few months since last piece of news. With the beginning of a new year we've decided its time to send you a quick update on what's going on in the Gwynbleidd camp! After the October 2009 release of Nostalgia, 2010 featured some of Gwynbleidd's biggest shows to-date, as we had a chance to share the stage with a number of notable acts including Katatonia, Entombed, Orphaned Land and Swallow the Sun. At the same time we have been focusing on writing new material and starting to put together some of the initial pieces to the puzzle that will be the next Gwynbleidd album. No song titles or anything just yet.. although we might as well reveal that the working title for the next album is 'Ascendance.'

"With that in mind, we are planning to record a 3-4 song demo of this new material, most of the music for which is ready to go! The demo will go primarily to labels we hope to attract to partner on the recording and release of the second Gwynbleidd full length.

"As far as live shows, we have only one confirmed show of 2011 so far, and that is on February 4th, 2011 at Europa Nightclub in Brooklyn (see the flier below). We are also working on a potential short East coast run in the first half of the year, as well as a few dates in Poland in August - but all of that is in very early planning stages - so keep your fingers crossed for us! Here's to a productive 2011!"

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East of the Wall Posts New Music Online

EAST OF THE WALL have posted two new tracks from the group's upcoming album, "Ressentiment," on their MySpace page. The songs, "Salieri" and "Fleshmaker," come off their upcoming album "Ressentiment."

To be released via Translation Loss this July, "Ressentiment" is a concept record that was engineered and co-produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Clutch, King Crimson, Lamb Of God) in March through May of 2009.

The band have also announced a short run of Northeast live shows this month with Rosetta. They follow that in March with a month-long tour alongside The End Records' artists Goes Cube, making appearances at two SXSW 2010 showcases.

EAST OF THE WALL live performances in Winter 2010 are as follows:

2/18/2010 Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ Henry Gale (CD release show), Faello Nor, Horsehands
2/19/2010 The Charleston - New York, NY w/ Rosetta, Goes Cube, Restorations
2/20/2010 Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ (split EP release show) w/ Rosetta, Fake Gimms, A Fucking Elephant, Restorations
2/21/2010 The Mug at Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY (afternoon show) w/ Rosetta, Restorations
2/22/2010 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Descender, Beauty Apes, Surrounded By Teeth

Tour dates with Goes Cube are as follows:

3/05/2010 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Austerity Program, Gwynbleidd
3/06/2010 Normandy House – Ardmore, PA w/ Slumber Giant, Pursuit
3/07/2010 Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC w/ Old Crow
3/08/2010 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
3/09/2010 The New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ The Unawares
3/10/2010 Devil’s Playground – Jacksonville, FL
3/11/2010 Cameo Theater – Orlando, FL w/ Fire Spoken By The Buffalo, Vessels Of Energia
3/12/2010 *TBA – Tampa, FL
3/13/2010 Coolifornia House – Tallahassee, FL [*no Goes Cube]
3/14/2010 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL w/ Nymphotomy [*no Goes Cube]
3/15/2010 The World Famous Celtic – Pascagoula, MS w/ Johnny 2×4, The Ripshits
3/16/2010 Super Happy Fun Land – Houston, TX
3/18/2010 The Ballroom – Corpus Christi, TX w/ Death Before Dishonor, Stray From The Path [*no Goes Cube]
3/20/2010 The Metropolis – Austin, TX @ SXSW Ear/Splitters Showcase w/ City Of Ships, more
3/21/2010 Red 7 – Austin, TX @SXSW Translation Loss/Radar/Sargent House showcase w/ Battlefields, City Of Ships, Junius [*no Goes Cube]
3/22/2010 Oz Cafe – Wichita, KS w/ Dead Commuter, White Mice, Liturgy
3/23/2010 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE w/ Masses
3/24/2010 The Picador – Iowa City, IA w/ Snow Demon, Aseethe, Shores of the Tundra
3/25/2010 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/26/2010 Elbow Room – Ypsilanti, MI w/ Ganon
3/27/2010 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Altered States of the United States
3/28/2010 *TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
3/29/2010 *TBA – Trenton, NJ
3/30/2010 Generation Records (in-store performance) – New York, NY
4/03/2010 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ w/ So Is The Tongue, Isthmus

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Metalunderground.com Premieres New Gwynbleidd Song

Metalunderground.com is proud to offer an exclusive premiere of Brooklyn, New York death/black/folk/doom metal band GWYNBLEIDD's new song, entitled "Thawing Innocence." The song comes from Gwynbleidd's upcoming new album "Nostalgia," which is due out on October 27 via BlackCurrant Music. Check the song out right here:

Founded and based in New York City, Gwynbleidd is a band whose four members all hail originally from Poland. It is this experience -- leaving one’s homeland and relocating halfway across the world -- that served as the original inspiration for Nostalgia. Gwynbleidd guitarist/vocalist Maciej Kupiszewski explains:

“The concept for the album started with the theme of nostalgia -- memories of childhood and places left behind, influenced mainly by the fact that the members of the band all moved from Poland to the States in their early teens. Although the band is based in Brooklyn, New York, in the heart of the biggest city in the US, the music conveys a yearning toward primeval and pristine wilderness landscapes. We took this theme of nostalgia and developed a whole story around it -- a paradoxical tale of yearning, deceit, and treason.”

Gwynbleidd will be touring throughout 2010. In the past two years, the band has played across the US and Canada with the likes of Novembers Doom, Turisas, Kalmah, Bal-Sagoth, and Slough Feg, including slots on festivals such as Chicago Powerfest, Heathen Crusade, and the travelling Pagan Fest. Gwynbleidd has also performed with the Ballet Deviare dance company (which counts Opeth, My Dying Bride, and Arsis amongst its other musical collaborators.)

The tracklisting for Gwynbleidd's "Nostalgia" is as follows:

1. Nostalgia
2. Egress
3. New Setting
4. Stormcalling
5. Adrift
6. Thawing Innocence
7. Stare Into The Sun
8. Canvas For Departure

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Gwynbleidd Reveals New Album Details

Brooklyn, New York metal band GWYNBLEIDD has revealed details for their debut album, entitled "Nostalgia" [cover art]. The album will be released on October 27 via BlackCurrant Music and contains the following track listing:

01. Nostalgia
02. Egress
03. New Setting
04. Stormcalling
05. Adrift
06. Thawing Innocence
07. Stare Into The Sun
08. Canvas For Departure

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Gwynbleidd Announces "Nostalgia" Release Date

Brooklyn metallers Gwynbleidd have issued the following announcement about the release date of their upcoming album:

"The Gwynbleidd debut full length album Nostalgia has been scheduled for official release on April 23rd, 2009. New songs from the album have been posted to our myspace page as well as at www.gwynbleidd.com.

"You can now pre-order the album here."

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Gwynbleidd To Play One Off Philadelphia Show

Brooklyn, NY's death/black/folk/doom metallers, GWYNBLEIDD, will be playing a special one-off show at Philadelphia, PA 's Millcreek Tavern next week to support the release of their new full-length record, "Nostalgia."

GWYNBLEIDD will be playing tracks from their new album at the show. Joining them will be SOURVEIN (Candlelight Records) from North Carolina, PA natives ROSETTA (Translation Loss), and New York's own MAEGASHIRA (Spare Change Records), who will be promoting their own debut record, "The Stark Arctic."

The details for the show are as follows:

01/30 - The Millcreek Tavern - 4200 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA - $10

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Maegashira Posts New Song Online

New Jersey doom metallers, Maegashira, have posted the song "Ammonia For Sweat" on their MySpace page. The song comes off their full-length debut album, "The Stark Arctic," which has a release date of January 20. The album is being distributed through CT’s Spare Change Records and is available for pre-order here. More...

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Gwynbleidd Streaming New Songs Online

New York metal act Gwynbleidd is currently streaming new songs on their MySpace page from their upcoming album "Nostalgia." The band has also issued the following statement:

"While we are still in the process of confirming the release date for Nostalgia, we were now able to post samples from the album on our profile page. We'll probably rotate these and post 1 or 2 full songs at the time of the next announcement. Hope you enjoy these, go forth and spread the word. "

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Gwynbleidd Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Brooklyn metal band, GWYNBLEIDD, has issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"The day has arrived and we can finally reveal the cover artwork for the upcoming debut full-length album 'Nostalgia.' The entire album's artwork was created by an amazing artist by the name of Travis Smith. The 20-or-so-page booklet of the album will also feature art pieces based on photography of bassist Jakub Kupiszewski.

"We are currently working on details of a planned limited self-release of the album late this fall while also contacting labels capable of bringing this music to more listeners. Any interested parties should contact us at info@gwynbleidd.com."

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Gwynbleidd Announce New Album Details

New York-based dark/aggressive/progressive metal project GWYNBLEIDD has issued the following update:

"GWYNBLEIDD has announce it’s first ever international shows. On April 23rd we will be at the Annex Wreckroom in Toronto, Ontario with headliners KALMAH. Also on April 25th they will take part in the Sudbury Metal Feast"

"In related news, we’re also set to accompany Ballet Deviare in it’s newest production Memento Mori on May 23-25th, 2008 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. As part of the production, Gwynbleidd will perform The Awakening and a new piece entitled Thawing Innocence (performed live for the first time), as well as provide occasional but inevitable moments of sonic discord and ambience. Visit our website a to get your tickets now and don’t forget to use the discount code: MM2008." More...

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Gwynbleidd's Entire "Amaranthine" EP Streaming

You can now hear the complete Gwynbleidd "Amaranthine" EP online. The independent death/black folky progressive metal outfit from the sewers and forests of New York city has posted its debut for streaming on Last.fm website at the following location.

Gwynbleidd is currently finalizing the dates for the upcoming recording session of the debut full length album "Nostalgia". Just recently, the band has taken part in four unique in-theater performances with the infamous Ballet Deviare (www.balletdeviare.org) as well as taken to the stage during the Heathen Crusade Festival (www.heathencrusade.com) in Minnesota. More news on the upcoming full length album, planned for late 2007 release, will follow within the next months.

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Gwynbleidd Live Video Posted Online

A video of Gwynbleidd's recent performance on December 15th, 2006 at North Six (Brooklyn, NY) has been posted on YouTube. The video features a new song "Stormcalling" - due to appear on the future debut full length release "Nostalgia", due out second half of 2007. The video can be seen here (or below). More...

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Heathen Crusade 2 Announced

The second anual Heathen Crusade music festival has been announced. The festival will take place at the Quest Night Club in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, January 20, 2007. The festival is an 18 and older event. Confirmed bands are as follows:

Dark Forest
Will of the Ancients
Hordes of Yore

More info and updates are available at the festival's website, http://www.heathencrusade.com/hc2/index2.htm

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Gwynbleidd Records Debut EP, MP3 Available

Gwynbleidd, a new metal project based in New York City, has recently recorded its debut Amaranthine EP @ DMD studios in Brooklyn, NY. The tracklist includes "Daydreams", "New Setting" (download MP3), “Awakening" and "Lure of the Land". Amaranthine foreshadows the planned two future full length releases, as it is split into two distinct sets of material. The release for the EP is planned for a cold February day, additional details to follow.

Gwynbleidd will also perform its first ever live appearance on January 7th, 2006 at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.

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