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Poltergeist

Formed: 1985
From: Augst, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Poltergeist News

Below is our complete Poltergeist 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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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

I woke up with a four alarm hangover….it was my birthday! For the second year in a row, I just couldn’t believe that I would spend it in such “majesty on the seas” with bands I admire and musicians I worship. I rose after just 4 ½ hours and reached for the knife that felt buried in my left temple. A quick look out the porthole of the room revealed a cloudy, foggy and rainy day. I stumbled to the shower and managed to get ready for the first show – Atrocity on the pool deck. I took the elevator to floor 11 to get some breakfast and I peaked through the back stage door (just out the elevator) and the rain was torrential. Ok…how is this going to work? More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Announces 2 More Acts; Reports Sellout

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced two of the final three acts as the final weekend before the floating festival sets sail in three days (Monday, January 27th) has arrived. California's Nekrogoblikon and Tampa death metal act Massacre were welcomed onboard in the last 24 hours.

Massacre will be performing some songs from their forthcoming album "Back From Beyond" during the band's two sets.

In addition, UMC reported that the event has sold out, however there are still single tickets in shared cabins still available. For more information, head on over to www.70000tons.com. The cruise dates are from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide reports on all of the activities.

There is at least 1 more band to be announced (it is unknown whether any add on acts will be announced as have been in past years) and the current lineup including the latest is as follows:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Three New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Norway's Keep Of Kalessin and International act Twilight Of The Gods.

For Swashbuckle, it will be the band's second appearance on the cruise and Twilight of the Gods appeared on the first cruise as a Bathory tribute band and will pay homage to Quorthon in one of the band's two sets this year.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Swashbuckle, Keep Of Kalessin and Twilight Of The Gods join the previously announced acts, with 3 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes More...

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Freedom Call, Unearth And Hatesphere Added To 70K

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: Germany's Freedom Call, Boston's Unearth and Danish death thrashers Hatesphere.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Freedom Call, Unearth and Hatesphere join the previously announced acts, with 6 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Poltergeist
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Gloryhammer & Poltergeist Named For 70000 Tons

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the next two bands for the upcoming floating festival: Gloryhammer (featuring Christopher Bowes of Alestorm and Thomas Lazlo Winkler formerly of Emerald) and reformed Swiss thrashers Poltergeist (featuring André Grieder, who sang vocals on Destruction's 1990 album "Cracked Brain").

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Gloryhammer and Poltergeist join the previously announced acts, with 9 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Pandemonium - The Uprising Details Revealed

Pandemonium - The Uprising is one of the first extreme metal events going to be held in New Delhi, India. Pandemonium is coming this December 9th at Cafe Morrison and will feature the debut live show from Fragarak. Full details can be found at this location, and the lineup is as follows:

Wintergate
Fragarak
Necrofilth
Spear of Destiny
Poltergeist

You can also check out a new song from Fragarak titled "Resurgence" over at this location. More...

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Gurd Announce More Dates

GURD, the Swiss band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, has scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 22 - AT - Wien Viper-Room
Mar. 28 - CH - Basel B-Scene-Hirscheneck
Apr. 19 - CH - Martigny Sunset-Bar
May 17 - CH - Aarau Wenk
Aug. 16 - D - Emlichheim Cat-rock Festival
Sep. 27 - CH - Chur Kulturhaus

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Gurd To Open For Prong In Switzerland

GURD, the Swiss band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, has scheduled the following dates:

Jan. 12 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7 (w/ PRONG)
Apr. 19 - Martigny, Switzerland @ Sunset Bar
Aug. 16 - Emlichheim, Germany @ Cat-Rock Festival

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Poltergeist Signs To Burning Star Records

Athens Southern Metalers / Stoners POTERGEIST have inked a deal with Burning Star Records Their debut effort "Southwards" will be released in the near future. The album will feature really cool artwork by set (PARADISE LOST, CHRIS CAFFERY, NIGHTFALL) and guest drumming by Fotis Bernardo (SEPTIC FLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE).

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Gurd Sign With Dockyard 1

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, have inked a deal with the German label Dockyard 1. The recently completed work on their eighth album, "Bang!" (cover), at the Little Creek studio for a July 28 release. A full-length MP3 of the album's title cut is available for download here.

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New Gurd Album Samples Available Online

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, are currently busy in their Little Creek studio working on their eighth album, entitled "Bang!". The recordings are almost done and mainman V.O. will start mixing the effort during the coming days. Rough-mix versions of the tracks "The Grand Deception" and the projected title track, "Bang!", are available for listening at Gurd.net. A late spring release is expected.

Upcoming GURD shows:

Mar. 25 - Böröm P.P., SWI @ Oberentfelden Rock vs. Cancer
Apr. 22 – Auggen, GER @ Sternen

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