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LACUNA COIL will embark on the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour this spring alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on March 23rd and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of their Karmacode album. They will be swapping out the direct support slot with Shadows Fall in certain markets, so please see the tour section for the itinerary and full breakdown.
"It's about time!" says Scabbia about being part of the Jager Tour. "It'll be a blast, and you guys can't miss it cause it's going to be the tour of the year! See you all there... spread the word...and horns up, my friends."
The tour also coincides with the launch of their new single for the track "Within Me." This is the fourth single from Karmacode, and a new video for the track will be shot in Italy early next month.
LACUNA COIL wrapped up 2006 with a U.S. tour as direct support to In Flames with The Sword and Seemless in the support slots. This was preceded by a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black tour alongside the legendary Danzig, labelmates The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino. Other numerous highlights of this past year included a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single, "Our Truth."
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, RED HARVEST and GRAVE have been confirmed for have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit Belphegor are still looking for a talented replacement for drummer Nefastus. Everybody who is interested and fits the requirements may contact the band`s management at firstname.lastname@example.org , www.belphegor.at or www.myspace.com/belphegor.
Preferably from Germany, Austria or Switzerland
You are at least 22 years of age and have stage experience
You are absolutely tight and you can play with click - in the rehearsal room, live and in the studio
Belphegor will embark on their U.S. tour with Unleashed and Krisiun on February 7th, 2007.
Metallysee.com has announced today that the X-Mass Festivals 2006 are hereby cancelled! This year's X-Mass Festivals European tour, which was scheduled to include appearances by Gorefest, Belphegor, SkyForger, Madder Mortem, Darzamat and Prostitute Disfigurement, has been cancelled. The festival had to bear with a lot of band cancellations and line up changes.
The trek was originally slated to kick off December 8 in Berlin, Germany and run through December 19 in Paris, France.
More tour dates have been added to the US/Canada Unleashed, Krisiun, Belphegor and Hatesphere tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb. 01 Quebec City, QC - L'arlequin
Feb. 03 Trois Rivieres,QC - La Maquisart
Feb. 04 Sudbury,ON - Jubille Center
Feb. 05 Ottawa, ON - Rainbow Bistro
Feb. 07 Bedford, NH - Mark's Place
Feb. 08 New York, NY - B.B. King's
Feb. 09 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater
Feb. 10 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Feb. 11 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Feb. 12 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Feb. 15 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Feb. 16 Portland, OR - Roseland Grill
Feb. 17 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Feb. 18 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Feb. 19 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
Feb. 20 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
Feb. 21 Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
Feb. 22 El Paso, TX - Texas Avenue Live
Feb. 23 San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Feb. 24 Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
Feb. 25 Houston, TX - Warhouse Live
Feb. 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Mar. 01 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Mar. 02 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Mar. 03 Hartford, CA - Webster Theater
Mar. 04 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electroques
Mar. 05 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Glenn Danzig announced that a special 2006 west coast-only edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off on November 17 in Seattle, WA. Headliner Danzig - Glenn Danzig/vocals, former Samhaim bandmate Steve Zing on bass, and Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly/drums and Kenny Hickey/guitar - will be joined by Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor, and Asesino.
This is the third year of Danzig's highly successful "Blackest of the Black" tour. The festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the summer of 2003 with Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Opeth, Nile, Lacuna Coil and Behemoth on the bill. The 2005 edition featured Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene.
"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts."
In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the October 17 release of "Black Aria II" (evillive), the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Classical chart. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds, to tell the story of a rebel of ancient lore - Lilith, Adam's wife before Eve.
Danzig has also released his "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, fully-articulated toy figure series that highlights different eras of Glenn's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. The figures are made of soft vinyl, stand 10-inches tall and retail for $75.00 each, and are available in stores such as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, comic book/specialty stores, and on the Chaser website.
Confirmed dates for the 2006 "Blackest of the Black" tour are as follows: More...
It has been confirmed that DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED, and BELPHEGOR will be taking part in the 2006 edition of the Blackest of the Black tour. The tour will only be on the west coast and one more band, as well as tour dates, are expected to be announced shortly.
A representative for Nuclear Blast Germany has confirmed that BELPHEGOR have cancelled their previously announced European headlining tour, opting to take part in this year's X-Mass Festival 2006 European tour.
The band's headlining trek was supposed to kick off in November, and include SETHERIAL and WYKKED WYTCH.
The X-Mass Festival 2006 European tour will begin in early December, and will also feature SIX FEET UNDER, GOREFEST, CATARACT, KRISIUN and DARZAMAT. Confirmed dates are as follows:
8 - Fritz in Berlin, Germany
9 - Hellraiser in Engeldorf (Leipzig), Germany
10 - Planet Music in Wien, Austria
11 - Backstage in Munchen, Germany
12 - Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland
13 - Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany
14 - Batchkapp in Frankfurt, Germany
15 - La Laiterie in Strasbourg, France
16 - Hof Ter Loo in Antwerpen, Belgium
17 - 013 in Tilburg, Holland
18 - Zeche Carl in Essen, Germany
19 - La Locomotive in Paris, France
Belphegor's new album, Pestapokalypse VI, is due out on October 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In other tour news, the band will embark on a North American tour with UNLEASHED, KRISIUN and HATESPHERE in February.
Hatesphere have been added to a U.S tour that currently features Belphegor, Krisiun, and Unleashed. Dates are as follows:
February 7 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
February 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 10 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
February 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
February 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
February 16 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
February 17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
February 20 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
February 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
March 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Founding members, Helmuth and Sigurd of BELPHEGOR are currently looking for a talented replacement drummer. Everybody who is interested and fits the requirements may contact the band`s management at email@example.com:
* You don’t need to be Austrian but be able to rehearse in Austria
* You are a professional musician – stage / tour experience preferred
* You are absolutely tight and you can play with click
* You are 100% into touring, festivals, shows, studio recording sessions
* You are generally interested in Death / Black Metal music
In other news, BELPHEGOR have finished shooting the clips for 'Bluhtsturm Erotika' and 'Belphegor - Hell's Ambassador'. Expect the worldwide premiere of the videos in the second week of September 2006.
BELPHEGOR have issued the following update via their official website:
Pestapokalypse VI - Der Teufel Tanzt Den Todt
"We here bring you a preview of Pestapokalypse VI album cover, created by Mr. Seth Siro Anton - enjoy the brilliant artwork. Pestapokalypse VI (Europe: 27th Oct. 2006) was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stage One Studios in Kassel, Germany with producer Andy Classen. USA/Canada release date is set to 31st October 06 via Nuclear Blast USA.
On Monday Belphegor will start to film two clips. One video for the song 'Bluhtsturm Erotika' (European promo) and 'Belphegor - Hell´s Ambassador' (for USA/Canada TV stations ) with director Florian Werner. So be aware, mp3 samples and worldwide tour campaign dates will be posted soon.
Check back periodically, see you on the road to hell..."
As previously reported, the track list for Pestapokalypse VI is as follows: 'I Belphegor - Hell´s Ambassador', 'II Seyn Todt In Schwartz', 'III Angel Of Retribution', 'IV Chants For The Devil 1533', 'V Pest Teufel Apokalypse', 'VI The Ancient Enemy', 'VII Bluhtsturm Erotika', 'VIII Sanctus Perversum', 'IX Das Pesthaus'/'Miasma Epilog'.
Austrian death metallers BELPHEGOR have inked a del with Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented vocalist/guitarist Helmuth: "BELPHEGOR are proud to have found a new partner with Nuclear Blast for our upcoming album. Over eleven months we've been working on 'Pestapokalypse VI'. We continued to develop and refine the songs over and over again. Never before have we spent so much time in the rehearsal room, and never before have we put so much energy in our new material. [Producer] Andy Classen provided us with a massive wall of sound in the Stage One Studios. And — yeah — it's cool to see that Nuclear Blast boast distribution ways and potential we never got to experience in our past. 'Pestapokalypse VI' is our masterpiece so far! Hell awaits!!!"
Due on October 27, 2006, "Pestapokalypse VI" will contain the following track listing:
I Belphegor – Hell's Ambassador
II Seyn Todt In Schwartz
III Angel Of Retribution
IV Chants For The Devil 1533
V Pest Teufel Apokalypse
VI The Ancient Enemy
VII Bluhtsturm Erotika
VIII Sanctus Perversum
IX Das Pesthaus / Miasma Epilog
Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR is currently looking for a new professional company/management to represent them for the release of their recently completed new album. Interested parties should contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commented guitarist Sigurd: "All options are open at the moment. We just started [talking to] some labels which seem to be interested [in] releas[ing] the 9 monumental sound collages in October 2006."
Added guitarist/vocalist Helmuth: "BELPHEGOR's sound has never been so massive and fresh, and I'm more than sure that this album gained a new dimension for the band. This album will be a new step forward for BELPHEGOR. I spent all my energy the last year on this album. A lot of new elements and a higher level of composition and structure are added as well. Besides you will hear the most aggressive and rawest vocal work I’ve ever done. No bullshit when I say we will give you the strongest opus we've ever made. Be prepared!"
BELPHEGOR's sixth album was recorded at producer Andy Classen's Stage One studios in Germany. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Throne of Sacrilege", "Flammandus Et Contemtus", "Bluhtsturm Erotica" and "Belphegor – Hell's Ambassador".
BELPHEGOR's fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult", was released in Europe in February 2005 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and was the follow-up to 2003's "Lucifer Incestus".
BELPHEGOR recently returned from three triumphant shows in Mexico, where they were joined by British bassist Robin Eaglestone (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, CRIMINAL). Eaglestone is expected to play with the band on all currently scheduled dates as well.
TJ Morris of Watchers Entertainment, one of the organizers of the Death In The Forest Festival, set to take place May 20 in upstate New York, has issued the following update regarding the festival's current status:
"First and foremost: Death In The Forest is still on. DITF was never off. We have been in the process of relocating, for a few reasons, which will be addressed shortly.
"Death In The Forest has been moved, less than 20 minutes, to the Catskill Mountain Ranch, located just outside of Wurtsboro, New York, in the town of Mamakating.
"The date is still the same: May 20th, 2006. The times are still the same. We will still have the same brutal bands, and still have the same great vendors. Only the location has changed.
"Catskill Mountain Ranch is literally in the middle of the woods (how perfect) and features a full-service paintball field (bring your own guns, the rentals will surely sell out) a pretty large skate park, and on-grounds camping. With the camping, you can come in the night before, have yourselves a little beer-b-que, see the greatest metal show to hit the tri-state area, and then have another bigger beer-b-que, all for less than the cost of one hotel room.
"As for the people who do have hotel rooms already booked in Middletown: CMR is less than 20 minutes away, and easily located from the middletown, new york area. We have made every attempt to relocate this event to an area within a reasonable distance to the Orange County Fair Grounds, and we feel that a 20-minute drive up the road is reasonable.
"You can Google the Catskill Mountain Ranch to call and book a spot for your tent, RV, or camper. They do have an online reservation feature, but we have been asked not to utilize this, as it is not so reliable.
"Now, as for the relocation. Let me start by saying that yes, in fact, we did feel it necessary to relocate from the OC Fair due to weather. The grounds at the OC Fair have been ill-kept, and only see action once a year for the annual fair. Our stages weigh about as much as a fully loaded semi-trailer, and anyone who knows about trucks knows that they sink in mud. That's not good for a multi-million dollar stage. Additionally, two of the stages would have located outside, so if in the event (and highly probable, in fact) that T-storms did hit the area, as forecasted, we would have had large metal structure swaying in the rain, while the equipment got soaked. not good. A decision had been made, even with the fairgrounds' approval, to relocate the stages. More...
According to their official website, New York's Death in the Forest festival is saved:
"The fest will be now held on top of a mountain - Catskill Mountain Ranch!!. There is camping, skateboarding and even paintball! The fest is saved and it's right up the street (approx. 15+ miles). Thanks for your patience.
538 Mt. Vernon Road • Wurtsboro, NY 12790
New set times will be posted shortly."
TJ Morris of Watchers Entertainment, one of the organizers of the Death In The Forest Festival — set to take place May 20 in Middletown, New York — has issued the following update:
"Due to the inclement weather, death in the forest 2006 will be moved from the Orange County Fair grounds. YES, MOVED FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. As we aware that many people will be in the area on May 19th for the 1349/ BELPHEGOR/ TYPHUS/ ENGORGE signing at rock fantasy, and have also made hotel arrangements for the nights of may 19th and 20th in the Middletown area, we are doing everything in our power to relocate to a venue within close proximity of the Orange County Fair Grounds. I realize a great deal of you are probably pissed, thinking to yourself 'WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!' Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this situation as well. However, there has been rain in this area for the last three days, and another five days of rain is forecasted. Even if it dried up by May 20th, the grounds at the OC Fair would not support the weight of our equipment. So, once again, we are going to have to move the fest. We are frantically looking for a venue that is A) Large enough to suppo rt 2/3 stages, B) open to the idea of a black metal / death metal festival, and C) available for the dates of May 19th (setup) May 20th (event) and May 21st (break-down). If anyone OWNS, OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO OWNS, such a spot in the Middletown, NY area, or in close proximity, please feel free to contact us. We have tried every conceivable venue in the area, and are getting stonewalled. More...
"Metalhead Romania" presents Belphegor, Friday, June 12 in Bucharest, Romania. It is the first time the Polish extreme-metal group plays for the Romanian fans. The band is included in the fourth edition of the Bucharest Metal Nights Festival, along with local legend bands like Taine and Psycho Symphony.
Opening acts confirmed include:
Ticket prices are around 10 euros and the venue is Old School Club. After Opera IX attended the third edition of the festival and almost 900 people came (sold-out event), Romanian metalheads prepare for another storming blast assured by "Metalhead Romania".
BELPHEGOR have been officially confirmed to play the SMNnews.com sponsored DEATH IN THE FOREST FESTIVAL on May 20 at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Middletown / New York. Other bands set to appear include 1349, VITAL REMAINS, SKINLESS, IMMOLATION, ANAL CUNT and more - a full list is below:
Fecal corpse NYDM
The Green Evening Requiem
The Blood Feast Island Man
All Heavens Fall
Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are preparing to enter producer Andy Classen's Stage One studios in Germany to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due next spring via an as-yet-undetermined label. "We're all set. Most of the 10 compositions/arrangements are finished in a rudimentary form," the band write. "Equipment is packed, new cymbals arrived and cables/strings/plecs have been fixed. Andy Classen will be at the helm as producer. The four recording sessions and mixing/mastering process should be complete by middle of February 2006, and the yet untitled album's release date will hopefully be sometime in April/May of 2006.
"As for the new album, we are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most intense, monumental one BELPHEGOR ever made. We never rehearsed as often as for these 10 sound-collages. Hell yeah... We feel that this will be the mightiest BELPHEGOR jewel yet."
BELPHEGOR's fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult", was released in Europe in February via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and is the follow-up to 2003's "Lucifer Incestus".