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Below is our complete Jucifer 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.

Jucifer Announces More Tour Dates

Jucifer, the Alternative Tentacles recording artist that is "always on tour," has posted a series of tour dates in the U.S. and Canada. The band has also set up a page on Pay It Square where it is soliciting funds to get its vehicle's engine fixed and also to help with recording costs of its next album, which it hopes to release in late 2012. You can head over to the Nomadic Fortress Fund page here.

07/12/2012 Cafe 611 Frederick, MD
07/13/2012 The Reverb Reading, PA
07/14/2012 The Boneyard Atlantic City, NJ
07/15/2012 Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE
07/16/2012 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
07/19/2012 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
07/22/2012 The Acheron Bushwick, NY
07/26/2012 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, CT
07/27/2012 The Elevens Northampton, MA
07/28/2012 AS220 Providence, RI
08/03/2012 Geno's Portland, ME
08/16/2012 The Garrison Toronto, ON, Canada
08/30/2012 Reggie's Chicago, IL
08/31/2012 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
09/01/2012 The Frequency Madison, WI
09/02/2012 JB's Speakeasy La Crosse, WI
09/07/2012 TBA Winnipeg, MB, Canada
09/16/2012 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Jucifer Shocks And Awes New Orleans

The mood at Siberia was a lively one, even though it was a rainy, humid Wednesday night. As I stood outside, I stared at Jucifer’s RV and thought about how the heaviest Southern duo could live on the road for over a decade. Maybe the droning sound of their music reflected the droning sound of the road under their wheels. Maybe the crashes of the cymbals were the potholes and bumps they encountered. Whatever it was like in there, I was glad that that RV was in the ragged streets of New Orleans tonight, sitting silently under the orange streetlights while bicyclists, cops cars, and empty Mardi Gras floats from earlier parades passed it by. Things would not be silent for much longer. More...

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Sourvein Announces March U.S. Tour Dates

North Carolina doom metal heathens Sourvein will kick off a short U.S. tour this March. The band will be joined on the "Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011" by Jucifer on select dates. Said vocalist/guitarist T-Roy Medlin of the upcoming dates, "Can't wait to hit the road with Jucifer, bring the doom and unleash some new songs'!"

The "Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011" dates are as follows:

3/01/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
3/02/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/03/2011 Cadelonia Lounge - Athens, GA
3/04/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA
3/05/2011 Checkpoint Charlie's - New Orleans, LA
Jucifer joins tour:
3/06/2011 Rouge - Fayetteville, AR
3/07/2011 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
3/08/2011 Exit Inn - Nashville, TN
3/09/2011 JJ's - Chattanooga, TN
3/10/2011 Soapbox Lounge - Wilmington, NC
3/11/2011 Tremont - Charlotte, NC
3/12/2011 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
3/13/2011 Krug's Place - Frederick, MD w/ Iron Man (no Jucifer)

Sourvein is readying to release the band's third studio full-length, titled "Black Fangs," this June via Candlelight Records. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Jucifer Rolls Into New Orleans

As the fog rolled in on the warm, balmy night in NOLA, so did the fans of Jucifer. Not just the average metalheads, but artists, punks, middle-aged/middle class men and women, and about anyone else you can think of. The infamous huge stack of old but very powerful amps, instruments, and all kinds of weird electronic devices filled the side wall of Siberia and rose to the ceiling. It was apparent that they would be performing on the floor lengthwise of the venue because their equipment was too much for the stage. More...

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Pit Stories: The Element of Surprise

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Gazelle Amber Valentine of sludge metal duo Jucifer shares a few stories, mostly about what happens when the first guitar note blasts out:

Every pit has some joy, some blood... and usually a fight or two. But when you're playing guitar through upwards of a dozen cabs, some of the most entertaining pit incidents happen before the pit has even had time to get started.

Most of my favorite crowd reaction stories happened when I hit the very first chord. Because except for those occasions when something goes wrong or there's a noise ordinance, the first chord is always waaay louder than people think it's gonna be. And this leads to great moments. Like when our touring sound man watched this guy with a full pint glass trying to chat up a lady beside the sound board. And when I started to play, the dude jumped and dropped his beer. Which bounced, shattered, and splashed all over the girl. Who was not impressed with dude's game.

A house sound man from a club we've played since the mid nineties told me that he always watches to see what happens. And his favorite reaction to recount was this: a guy flat out fell over when I struck the first chord. Fell on the floor. Epic.

But if you want blood, the best Jucifer pit was probably the one which was throwing pint glasses around. Some of which ended up on the front of the stage, where they were crushed into a perfect carpet of glass shards for the most enthusiastic moshers to roll around in. I can still picture one guy perfectly. He was so covered in blood, he looked like an extra from a slasher movie. Shit did not even look real. And he kept coming back for more. Best part: we talked to him after the show, and he was sober. Now that's commitment!

Jucifer is currently touring the US and Canada. You can check out their latest tour dates here and hear some of their music on their MySpace player.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories!

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Jucifer Posts "The Mountain" Music Video

Jucifer has debuted the video from the song “The Mountain," which is from their album "L’autrichienne." The video clip can be viewed below. “The Mountain” was filmed by the band’s own Edgar Livengood and edited by Marc Pilvinsky of Bare Ruined Films. The video was lensed near Malibu, CA and at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. More...

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Jucifer Reveals New DVD Details

"Jucifer: Veterans Of Volums: Live With Eight Cameras" is a brand new, limited-edition DVD packed to the gills with great special features. It's available right now for $10 (plus postage) at JuciferDVD.com. You can view a trailer for the DVD at JuciferDVD.com. Here's what the DVD contains:

LIVE WITH EIGHT CAMERAS
Featuring a full 35-minute Jucifer show shot with eight cameras and recorded digitally across 20 tracks of HUGE audio. The tracklist is:

1. She Tides the Deep
2. Queen B
3. In Combs
4. Lambs 1
5. Lambs 2
6. Good Provider
7. Antietam
8. Fall of the Bastille
9. Firefly
10. Pontius of Palia
11. Pinned in Glass
12. Hennin Hardine More...

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Today Is The Day, Jucifer European Tour Dates

Today Is The Day, Jucifer, Complete Failure, and Four Question Marks will tour Europe together this spring. Here are the tour dates:

05/16 Parkhof Alkmaar - Holland
05/17 TBA - Holland
05/18 La Maroquinerie Paris - France
05/18 La Maroquinerie Paris - France
05/19 The Corporation Sheffield - UK
05/20 Ivory Blacks Glasgow - UK
05/21 Bar Academy Birmingham - UK
05/22 White Rabbit Plymouth - UK
05/23 Clwb ifor bach Cardiff - UK
05/24 The Underworld London - UK
05/25 Magasin 4 Bruxelles - Belgium
05/26 La Zone Liège - Belgium
05/27 Topf Erfurt - Germany
05/28 Marx Hamburg - Germany
05/29 The Rock Copenhagen - Denmark
05/30 Siesta Festival Hässleholm - Sweden
05/31 Club Maiden Oslo - Norway
06/01 Musikens Hus Gothenburg - Sweden
06/02 Debaser Slussen Stockholm - Sweden
06/03 K17 Berlin - Germany
06/04 Progresja Club Warsaw - Poland
06/05 Firlej Wroclaw - Poland
06/06 Rock Cafe Prague - Czech Republic
06/07 Kozel Pub Zilina - Slovakia
06/08 Corvinteto Budapest - Hungary
06/10 PMK Innsbruck - Austria
06/11 Circolo Magnolia Milano - Italy
06/12 Init Roma - Italy
06/13 Rock Planet Ravenna - Italy
06/14 Le Korigan Luynes / Marseille - France
06/14 The Dawn @ Le Korigan Luynes/Marseille - France
06/15 Salamandra Barcelona - Spain
06/16 Ritmo & Compas Madrid - Spain
06/17 Tba Lisbon - Portugal
06/18 Metalpoint Porto - Portugal
06/19 Tunk Irun - Spain
06/20 La Nef Angouleme - France
06/21 The Hellfest Clisson/Nantes - France

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Jucifer Finishes New Album, "L'autrichienne"

Jucifer has completed work on their brand new album, "L'autrichienne." "L'autrichienne," the follow-up to their Relapse Records debut "If Thine Enemy Hunger," is set to see a March 18th North American release date (March 24th internationally) via Relapse.

Jucifer recorded "L'autrichienne" with former Glands bassist Andy Baker at his Bakery Studios. "L'autrichienne" is themed around the French Queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by guillotine at the height of the French Revolution. The album's complete 21-song track listing is: "Blackpowder", "Thermidor", "To Earth", Deficit", "Champ De Mars", "Fall Of The Bastille", "To The End", "Armada", "L'autrichienne", "Behind Every Great Man", "October", "Birds Of A Feather", "Traitors", "The Law Of Suspects", "Noyade", "The Mountain", "Window (Where The Sea Falls Forever) ", "Fleur De Lis", "Procession A La Guillotine", "Coma", and "The Assembly." L'autrichienne's artwork can be previewed here.

Additionally, Jucifer announced a number of tour dates making up the beginning of their North American tour for "L'autrichienne." The latest Jucifer tour dates can be found below, with more to be announced soon. More...

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Jucifer Reveal New Album Details

Athens, Georgia's JUCIFER has completed work on its brand new album "L'autrichienne". The follow-up to "If Thine Enemy Hunger" is scheduled for a March 18 North American release (March 24 internationally).

JUCIFER recorded "L'autrichienne" with former GLANDS bassist Andy Baker (MASERATI, MERCURY PROGRAM, MENDOZA LINE) at his Bakery studios. "L'autrichienne" is themed around the French Queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by guillotine at the height of the French Revolution.

"L'autrichienne" track listing:

01. Blackpowder
02. Thermidor
03. To Earth
04. Deficit
05. Champ De Mars
06. Fall Of The Bastille
07. To The End
08. Armada
09. L'autrichienne
10. Behind Every Great Man
11. October
12. Birds Of A Feather
13. Traitors
14. The Law Of Suspects
15. Noyade
16. The Mountain
17. Window (Where The Sea Falls Forever)
18. Fleur De Lis
19. Procession A La Guillotine
20. Coma
21. The Assembly

"L'autrichienne"'s artwork can be previewed here.

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Jucifer Post New Video Online

The second video from JUCIFER's "If Thine Enemy Hunger", for the track "Hennin Hardine", is premiering exclusively via SingingFool.com. The clip was shot in the duo's hometown of Athens, GA with producer/director Marc Pilvinsky of Bare Ruined Films. Pilvinsky lensed the duo’s first video from "If Thine Enemy Hunger", "Pontius of Palia" that can be viewed here, as well as the "When She Goes Out" video from the "I Name You Destroyer" full-length. More...

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Jucifer Announce Spring Tour

JUCIFER has revealed their tour plans for this coming spring. The sonically monstrous duo will hit Lansing and Detroit, Michigan this coming weekend before a string of performances in Ontario, Canada. This will be the band's first return to the province in almost three years. Immediately following, JUCIFER will work their south along the Eastern U.S. seaboard.

JUCIFER tour dates:

April 22 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s
April 23 - Detroit, MI - The Belmont
April 26 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
April 28 - Guelph, ON - Shadow
April 30 - Hamilton, ON - The Underground
May 01 - London, ON - Call The Office
May 04 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
May 05 - Burlington, VT - 242 Main
May 09 - Providence, RI - Redrum
May 18 - Reading, PA - The Silo
May 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa
May 23 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
May 24 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
June 07 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
June 09 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
June 10 - Charleston, SC - Village Tavern
June 22 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway More...

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Jucifer Announced Canadian Tour Dates

Relapse act Jucifer has announced a Canadian tour kicking off this week. The tour is in support of the band's most recent album, "If Thine Enemy Hunger."

The duo from Athens, Georgia has earned comparisons to a number of artists, from "Minor Threat to the Carpenters, Slayer to Sleep, Hendrix to Malmsteen, Veruca Salt to My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Pantera, Portishead, Nirvana and Napalm Death. "

The Jucifer tour dates are as follows:

April 12, 2007 - Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 26, 2007 - Silver Dollar Toronto, Ontario
April 27, 2007 - Le Trash Trois Rivieres, Ontario
April 28, 2007 - Shadow Guelph, Ontario
April 29, 2007 - TBA Kingston, Ontario
April 30, 2007 - Underground Hamilton, Ontario
May 1, 2007 - Call the Office London, Ontario

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Jucifer Shooting New Video

Jucifer has begun shooting a video for the track "Pontius of Palia" from their brand new album If Thine Enemy Hunger.

The shooting for the video, the band’s first from If Thine Enemy Hunger, is taking place with producer/director Marc Pilvinsky of Bare Ruined Films in the duo's hometown of Athens, GA. Pilvinsky previously lensed the band's "When She Goes Out" video from the I Name You Destroyer full-length. The "Pontius of Palia" video is scheduled to make its international debut in late-October.

Jucifer are currently on their never-ending tour of North America. The duo meet up with the Relapse Contamination Tour next week for a weeks worth of dates.

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Jucifer Unveil More Album Details and Tour Dates

Super sonic rock duo JUCIFER prepare for the release of its long-awaited new record If Thine Enemy Hunger and subsequent touring.

JUCIFER will see the release of If Thine Enemy Hunger, the band’s first for Relapse, on September 5th in North American (September 11th internationally). If Thine Enemy Hunger’s track listing is as follows: “She Tides”, “Deep”, “Centaalia”, “Lucky Ones Burn”, “Hennin Hardine”, “Antietam”, “My Benefactor”, “Four Suns”, “Pontius of Palia”, “Backslider”, “Luchamos”, “Ludlow”, “The Plastic Museum”, “In A Family Way”, “Medicated” and “Led”. An e-card previewing If Thine Enemy Hunger, featuring the tracks “Hennin Hardine” and “The Plastic Museum”, can be viewed online here.

Additionally, JUCIFER has announced tour plans that include an immediate stint in the Southern U.S. and their involvement with the 2006 Relapse Record Contamination Tour with new label mates UNEARTHLY TRANCE, FACEDOWNINSH*T, F#CK THE FACTS and HEX MACHINE. Their currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Jucifer Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has announced the signing of one of rock's most enigmatic duos JUCIFER.

“We are really looking forward to working with everyone at Relapse. It feels like everyone there is in it for the right reason - loving the hell out of music.” comments JUCIFER frontwoman Amber Valentine. She continues; “It’s cool to share a label with some bands we’ve become friends with over the years (like High on Fire, Dysrhythmia, Rwake, Mastodon, Buried Inside) and so many others we’re looking forward to meeting and touring with.”

JUCIFER’s forthcoming Relapse debut, At the Hands Of Our Intercessors, features Valentine’s trademark sultry vocals layered over colossal guitars and drums (courtesy of Edward Livengood). At the Hands Of our Intercessors will see an early Fall release via Relapse Records. Valentine explains, “We are ready! It’s been a long wait for us to get our new record out, but worth it. We’ve whipped out a few of the songs on tour already, and can’t wait to play more!”

Expect to see the duo showcasing those new songs across the United States throughout the summer.

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