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Andromeda

Formed: 1999
From: Malmö, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Andromeda News

Below is our complete Andromeda 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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Andromeda Releases Live Footage

The Swedish progressive metallers in Andromeda were headlining the biggest rock festivals in Vietnam last December/January, playing for over 50,000 people at stadiums in Hanoi, Saigon, and Can Tho.

The band is planning a DVD release later this year, but will also uploaded performances from the release online every week. The first track to be released will be "Lies 'R' Us," taken from latest album "Manifest Tyranny," which can be seen below.

Andromeda is currently writing new material for its next studio album, with recording to start later this year. More...

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Andromeda To Reissue First Two Albums

Inner Wound Recordings will re-release the classic albums "II = I" (originally released in 2003) and "Chimera" (originally released in 2006) from Swedish progressive metal act Andromeda. The release dates are set for January 21st (North America) and January 24th (Europe). Both albums are remastered and contain liner notes written by Andromeda guitar player Johan Reinholdz.

"II = I" track listing:

1. Encyclopedia
2. Mirages
3. Reaching Deep Within
4. Two Is One
5. Morphing Into Nothing
6. Castaway
7. Parasite
8. One In My Head
9. This Fragile Surface

"Chimera" track listing:

1. Periscope
2. In the End
3. The Hidden Riddle
4. Going Under
5. The Cage of Me
6. No Guidelines
7. Inner Circle
8. Iskenderun
9. Blink of an Eye

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Damnation Angels Announces European Tour

U.K. based symphonic metal act Damnation Angels announced that they will embark on the band's first ever tour of Europe with Andromeda and Until Rain. The tour kicks off on November 15th in Copenhagen. The band is also working on the new album "The Valiant Fire," which is tentatively set for an April 2014 release. One new track was debuted at the band's recent performance at ProgPower USA in Atlanta back on September 6th.

Confirmed dates thus far (more to be added) are:

November
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – High Voltage
16 – Esbjerg, Denmark – Konfus
19 – London, UK – The Underworld Camden
20 – Uden, Netherlands – De Pul
24 – Paris, France – Le Divan Du Monde
26 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzamatazz3
27 – Nice, France – Altherax
28 – Milano, Italy – Bloom
29 – Wien, Austria – Replugged

December
1 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice More...

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Nightmare Records Releases Free Sampler

Today Nightmare Records has released a sampler album as a free download including eleven killer tracks of heavy rock and progressive and symphonic power metal from the latest Nightmare releases. You can get the download at this location. The track listing is as follows:

LANCE KING "A Moment in Chiros"
ANDROMEDA "Manifest Tyranny"
ANUBIS GATE "Anubis Gate"
THEOCRACY "As the World Bleeds"
MYRATH "Tales of the Sands"
PATRICK HEMER "More than Meets the Eye"
DIVINE ASCENSION "As the Truth Appears"
VANGOUGH "Kingdom of Ruin"
HALCYON WAY "IndoctriNation"
PASTORE "The Price for Human Sins"
ENBOUND "And She says Gold"

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Andromeda Launches "Preemptive Strike" Video

Swedish act Andromeda has released a music video for the track "Preemptive Strike" online, which can be viewed below. "Preemptive Strike" is the opening track off the up-coming Anromeda album "Manifest Tyranny."

The album will be released on November 25th in Europe through Inner Wound Recordings and in North America on November 21st through Nightmare Records. "Preemptive Strike" was directed and produced by Patrik Ekeblom and Axel Persson for Holy Smoke Production.

The "Manifest Tyranny" track listing is as follows:

1. Preemptive Strike
2. Lies ’R’ Us
3. Stay Unaware
4. Survival of the Richest
5. False Flag
6. Chosen by God
7. Asylum
8. Play Dead
9. Go back to Sleep
10. Antidote

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Andromeda Reveals "Manifest Tyranny" Details

Sweden's Andromeda will release the new album "Manifest Tyranny" on November 25th in Europe through Inner Wound Recordings and in North America on November 21st through Nightmare Records.

The album will be released as a regular CD version, in digital formats, as well as a very exclusive wooden box edition strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide. A digital single for the track "Lies ’R’ Us" will be released on October 28th.

The "Manifest Tyranny" track listing is as follows:

1. Preemptive Strike
2. Lies ’R’ Us
3. Stay Unaware
4. Survival of the Richest
5. False Flag
6. Chosen by God
7. Asylum
8. Play Dead
9. Go back to Sleep
10. Antidote More...

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Prog Sphere Offers Free "Generation Prog" Sampler

Prog Sphere is offering a free sampler download ahead of the Generation Prog Festival in Nurenburg, Germany, which is scheduled for September 23-24, 2011. The sampler is available at this location.

The track list for the sampler:

1. Haken – "The Point Of No Return" (from "Aquarius")
2. Relocator – "Aavishkar" (taken from "Relocator")
3. Effloresce – "Sunset in the Snowdome" (taken from "Shades of Fate")
4. Exivious – "Waves Of Thought" (taken from "Exivious")
5. Theory Of Elements – "In the End" (taken from "Faces")
6. To-Mera – "Earthbound" (Bonus Track) (taken from "Earthbound")
7. Andromeda – "Veil of Illumination" (taken from "The Immunity Zone")

A parial list of the "Generation Prog 2011" festival schedule:

Friday, September, 23, 2011:

23:15 Haken
21:50 Exivious
20:25 Effloresce
19:30 Ocean Spout

Saturday, September 24, 2011:

23:00 Andromeda
21:45 Relocator
20:25 Subsignal
19:30 Theory of Elements

For more information on the festival, visit this location.

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Andromeda Signs To Inner Wound Recordings

Inner Wound Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about signing a deal with Sweden's Andromeda:

"Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the signing of the Swedish progressive metal band Andromeda to the label for their up-coming album, scheduled for a late 2011 release. More details regarding this album will be made official during the coming month.

"Andromeda with severals albums and tours under their belt is definitely one of the most successful progressive metal bands in Scandinavia and Europe. This fall they've got festival appearances like Generation Prog, Denmark Rock Festival and Slottsskogen goes progressive lined up, and when the new album hits the shelves many more shows will be announced."

You can also check out more details on Andromeda by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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More Metal Songs Hit The Rock Band Network

After several disappointing weeks with less variety in the metal department, this Friday's roundup of new Rock Band Network tracks includes offerings from Amberian Dawn, Black Guard, Ill Nino, Indestructible Noise Command, and Otep. The PS3 edition will also get music from Andromeda and Tesseract starting on the 21st.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including even the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Ill Niño - "Against The Wall" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Otep - "Fists Fall" (160 MSP)
Where The Ocean Meets The Sky - "The Mettle of a Man" (160 MSP) More...

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Songs

This week's newest additions to the Rock Band Network are sparse, with continuing outages on the Playstation Network and only a handful of tracks hitting the Xbox 360. This week's metal roundup includes songs from Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Tesseract.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

"Dreamchaser" - Amberian Dawn
"Dreamchaser (2x Bass Pedal)" - Amberian Dawn
"Another Step" - Andromeda
"Revenants" - The Cold Goodnight
"Give It Up! Give It Up!" - His Statue Falls
"Schizophrenia" - Jukebox the Ghost
"I Hate" - Madlife
"Eden" - TesseracT
"Trying Hard" - Loni Rose

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New Metal Songs Land On The Rock Band Network

As the Playstation Network continues to experience outages, only the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network is receiving new music this week.

For rock and metal fans, this week's lineup includes tracks from Amberian Dawn, Asking Alexandria, Andromeda, and Wargasm. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks is as follows:

"Passing Bells" - Amberian Dawn
"Willow of Tears" - Amberian Dawn
"My Star" - Andromeda
"The Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel) (RB3 version)" - Asking Alexandria
"Hey I" - Blackberry Wednesday
"Hangman" - Drugstore Fanatics
"Seestrasse" - Killbody Tuning
"Katsushika" - Rishloo
"Stay Alive" - Rivethead
"Curse of the Werewolf" - Timeless Miracle
"Queen Bee" - Tina Guo
"Underground" - Wargasm

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The Rock Band Network Gets New Metal Tracks

This Friday sees a few new rock and metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network just in time for the weekend. The Xbox 360 version gets kicked into high gear with more Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Nightshade. On April 26th the PS3 also gets new music from Taproot, Wretched, and Sister Sin.

The new songs coming to the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360 today, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:

"Hair Trigger" - The Acro-Brats
"The Curse" - Amberian Dawn
"Chameleon Carneval" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 1)" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 2)" - Andromeda
"(pin)Ballz" - Insomniac Games
"Everyone" - Madlife
"The Depths of Memory" - NightShade
"The Depths of Memory (2x Bass Pedal)" - NightShade
"Zig Zag Talk" - Steven Fister

Coming to the Rock Band Network on PlayStation 3 on April 26th (May 4th in Europe):

"Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)" - Taproot
"The Way You Move" - The Audition
"The Body" - Close Your Eyes
"Do Yourself a Favor" - Comeback Kid
"Cimmerian Shamballa" - Wretched
"Anybody Else" - Audible Mainframe
"Ice Cold" - Audible Mainframe
"Radioland" - Audible Mainframe
"On Parole" - Sister Sin
"Model Ships" - Rosaline

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Just For Fun

Christmas Metal 2010 Roundup

Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.

First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Andromeda Begins Recording New Album

Sweden's Andromeda has announced that guitarist Johan Reinholdz has begun laying down guitar tracks for the band's upcoming album. Additional details on the album recording will be forthcoming. In the mean time you can check out Andromeda's music through the band's MySpace page, or catch the band live on the following date:

8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall Derby, GB

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Andromeda Working On New Album

Sweden's Andromeda is currently in the process of writing and rehearsing new material for an upcoming full-length album. The band has announced that drum recordings will begin early in the summer of 2010. Additional details on the track listing and album title will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out sample Andromeda tracks at the band's official MySpace page.

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Andromeda Announces European Shows

Sweden's Andromeda will be hitting the road in Europe this April with the following upcoming tour dates:

4/1 2010 The Rock Copenhagen
4/2 2010 Poppodium Romein Leeuwarden
4/3 2010 Boerderij Zoetermeer
4/4 2010 De Bosuil Weert
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall Derby

You can also check out Andromeda's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Gojira Announces Only UK Show For 2010

GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:

OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.

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Headliners Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom and industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be headlining the 2010 edition of the event.

Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho comments: "I'm really glad we're playing Bloodstock next year – it's the only UK show for us in 2010, and the crowd over there has been awesome for us lately!"

The lineup is now as follows:

Amorphis
Andromeda
Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Doro
Dream Evil
Fear Factory
Gwar
Korpiklaani
Leaves' Eyes
Obituary
Rage
Ross The Boss
Suffocation
Devin Townsend

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Cannibal Corpse Confirmed For Bloodstock 2010

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be performing at next years edition of England's Bloodstock Open Air festival. Fans will want to be attending this event as it will be the bands only show in the United Kingdom in 2010. The festival will be taking place between August 13th and August 15th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.

Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated: "We are extremely excited to be playing Bloodstock! It will be our first ever festival appearance in the UK and we can't wait to tear it up for the masses!"

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Live Footage Of Andromeda Available

Andromeda has posted a live video online from their performance at the 2009 Progpower Europe. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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