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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Austrian extreme metal outfit Belphegor has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn." This will be the bands eighth studio record. It is currently scheduled to hit the shelves in October through Nuclear Blast Records.
The Metalcamp Festival 2009 will take place in Tolmin, Slovenia from July 2nd-8th. Austrian metallers Belphegor have issued the following brief announcement about playing at the festival:
"BELPHEGOR are proud to announce that they are confirmed to appear at the METALCAMP open air in Tolmin, Slovenia on July 4, 2009."
The currently confirmed line up for the festival is as follows: More...
The Romanian Rock City Open Air Festival 2009 will take place August 20 - 23 in Fetesti. The currently confirmed bands for the festival include:
Agathodaimon, Amon Amarth, Ancient Rites, Belphegor, Betrayer, Blaze Bayley, Blood Red Throne, Brainstorm, Candlemass, Mayhem, Solitude Aeturnus, Dew Scented, Snapjaw, Euphobia, The Cold Existence, Crossover, Dawn of Destiny, De Profundis, Eastern Front, Paul Dianno, Einherjer, Ghamorean, Hollenthon, Immortal, Infected Rain, Lacrimas Profundere, Lake of Tears, Moribund Oblivion, Onslaught, Overgarven, Primal Fear, The Revenge Project, Sinner, Sirenia, Stormlord, Theatres des Vampires, Trail of Tears, and Vendetta.
Warbringer's John Laux has posted the following update from the Kreator and Exodus tour:
"First off i want to thank everyone who has and plans on coming out to our gigs on this tour. The clubs have been packed and the response has been amazing!
"I wanted to let you guys know that Nic Ritter wont be returning to the drum throne until our Headline dates on the west cost this June. The Doctors in LA told us his bone has healed but the tendons in his arm need special attention. We decided to leave him in LA so he could get some proper rest and recive physical therapy on a regular basis. Weve been informed he should make a complete recovery within the next 3 weeks.
"Special thanks and mention to John Gensmur from Epicurean for stepping into the ring for us on this Tour. He has been giving us, his kit, and the crowd his hell everynight so we can in turn rage and put on a hell of show for you guys! Accidents happen, but this tour woudln't have been possible with out his help.
"Our CD release date is just 2 weeks away and we are very excited. If any of you guys are definatly planning on buying our record, making an order by presale or purchasing it within the first week of release would be a huge favor to our camp. We are very grateful for your support! See you guys around the chopping block."
Remaining tour dates on the Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Epicurean and Warbringer tour are: More...
WARBRINGER is currently terrorizing cities across North America in support of their upcoming release, "Waking Into Nightmares." The band has taken the time to give fans another taste of the album, however, and has just posted teaser for their upcoming video “Severed Reality” on their Myspace page. The video was directed by the extraordinary David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Hate Eternal).
Waking Into Nightmares, which was produced by the legendary Gary Holt (Exodus) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, is now available for pre-order in several forms online at the new CM Distro (click below). There are packages available for both the CD and LP versions of the album and each contain an exclusive T-Shirt and a bonus disc featuring rough mixes from the record.
Waking Into Nightmares will be released on May 19, 2009 via Century Media Records. Check out WARBRINGER on the road throughout 2009!
w/ Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor & Epicurean
05/01 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/02 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
05/04 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
05/05 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/06 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
05/07 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
05/08 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
05/09 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
05/12 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/14 Headliner’s – Louisville, KY
05/15 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
05/16 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/17 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
05/18 Steppin’ Out – Virginia Beach, VA
05/19 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/20 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
05/21 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
05/22 The Muse – Nashville, TN
05/23 Scout Bar – Beaumont, TX
05/24 Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
05/25 War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX
LA's WARBRINGER has completed work on their sophomore effort, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares," with producer Gary Holt (Exodus) with mixing duties being handled by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish). The artwork for "Waking Into Nightmares," was created by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed).
Warbringer has also announced an exclusive pre-order package that will be available with the band on the road: anyone who preorders "Waking Into Nightmares" from their merch table will be handed a strictly limited edition, hand-numbered 2-song single with exclusive advance mixes of the songs "Severed Reality" and "Prey for Death" from the new album. "Waking Into Nightmares" will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. More...
The Hammer Battalion North Tour 2009 has been announced, with the line up including Unleashed, Belphegor, Devian and Diabolical. The tour dates so far are as follows:
27.02.2009 (EST) Tallin / Tapper
28.02.2009 (FIN) Tampere / Yo-Talo
01.03.2009 (FIN) Helsinki / Nosturi
03.03.2009 (FIN) Turku / Klubi
04.03.2009 (FIN) Joenasuu / Kellari
05.03.2009 (FIN) Oulu / Teatria
06.03.2009 (SWE) Umea / Midnight
07.03.2009 (SWE) Sundsvall / Pipeline
08.03.2009 (SWE) Östersund / TBA
10.03.2009 (SWE) Orebro / Kulturhuset
11.03.2009 (SWE) Malmoe / Debaser
12.03.2009 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
13.03.2009 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
14.03.2009 (SWE) Goteborg / Sticky Fingers
Decadence has issued the following statement about supporting Unleashed for two Swedish tour dates in 2009:
"Decadence will join in on Unleashed's two Swedish tour dates together with Belphegor and Devian the 13th-14th of March 2009. The first show will be in Stockholm at Klubben, Fryshuset and the other one will be in Gothenburg at Sticky Fingers. This was confirmed today so more information about these shows will be available shortly. We actually thought that our next show in Stockholm would be the release party but this will be an excellent warm up for that! Prepare for some brutal headbanging!"
Swedish blackened death/thrash metal band, DEVIAN, has posted 6 songs from their soon to be released second album, "God To The Illfated," at their website.
Featuring former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums), DEVIAN’s "God To The Illfated" will be available as limited edition CD including a special O-Card packaging, two exclusive audio bonus tracks, and a free band-logo sticker. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Mask Of Virtue (3:17)
2. Assailant (3:41)
3. The Unspoken (3:45)
4. Saintbleeder (4:41)
5. I'm The Pariah (3:34)
6. God To The Illfated (4:18)
7. Summerdeath (4:31)
8. South Of Halo (5:36)
9. Awaiting Doom (3:55)
10. When The Vultures Have Left (7:02)
11. Reap The Storm (4:01)*
12. Raison D'etre (4:19)*
* bonus tracks only available on the Limited Edition More...
Ensiferum bassist Sami Hinkka has checked in with this latest road report:
"Damn I'm angry (with) myself, I was sleeping while we drove to San Francisco and I missed Alcatraz prison.
"We cant get our travel guitars to stay in tune. Damn. We change strings tomorrow and hopefully that will do the trick.
"Today's stage was very small, and we had to put drums behind me so I didn't have room to move at all. Gig was awesome! Special thanks to front row singers! Hottest show so far and of course there is no shower.
"During our gig it started to rain. C'mon! Rain in California?" More...
Kreator has announced that they will be hitting North American shores in April next year and are bringing a host of big names with them. Joining them on the tour will be thrash metal legends Exodus aswell as Belphegor, Warbringer and Epicurean.
The tour dates are as follows:
7 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
8 - Nokia Theatre - NYC NY
9 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV
1 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
4 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
5 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
6 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
7 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
8 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
9 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA
Nile will be heading to Europe this month along with Belphegor (on select dates) and Grave.
The tour dates are as follows:
September (Nile, Grave, Belphegor)
3 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Media Park
5 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
6 - Bucarest, Romania - Studio Martin
7 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Black Box
9 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
10 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
11 - Marseille, France - Venue TBA
12 - Vitoria, Spain - Azkena
13 - Porto, Portugal - Caos Emergente Festival
14 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q
16 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
17 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
18 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
19 - London, England - Underworld
20 - Peterborough, England - The Park
21 - Leeds, England - Rio's
22 - Wolverhampton, England - Wolves Civic
23 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
September (Nile, Grave)
25 - Haarlem, Holland - Patronaat
26 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
27 - Essen, Germany - Turock
28 - Eindhoven, Holland - Effenaar
29 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
30 - Aalborg, Denmark - Studenterhuset
October (Nile, Grave)
1 - Orebro, Sweden - Satin
2 - Oslo, Norway - Maiden
3 - Goteborg, Sweden - Musikens Hus
4 - Malmoe, Sweden - KB
5 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Belphegor recently added 19 additional shows to their 2008 North American tour in support of their latest album, "Bondage Goat Zombie." Alonside Belphegor will be bands Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, and The Absence. The tour dates are as follows: More...
Amon Amarth have announced more tour dates for their North American run. Support on the trek will come from Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence.
October 1 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
October 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 4 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 5 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Culture Centre
October 8 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
October 9 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
October 10 - Regina, SK @ Ridell Centre
October 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
October 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 16 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
October 17 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
October 18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 21 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Onheil has been confirmed to play the highly acclaimed open air festival Stonehenge in the Netherlands. Other bands that will be attending are Austrian black/death metallers Belphegor, Italian Thrashers Sadist and German Melodic Death Metallers Burden Of Grief. This will be the only live show Onheil is going to do the coming months. At the Stonehengefestival a recordlabel/concertpromoter-only promo CD will be on sale, especially for the die-hard fans who can't wait for the next album to be recorded later this year. This will be a one-time only sale, which means the promo CD won't be available anywhere else.
The promo CD, called "Razor," features four totally new songs and a re-recorded version of "As Hope Dies," Onheil's 2007 single and videoclip. According to singer/guitarist Amok: "The new material will probably surprise a lot of people as it's quite different from our older stuff. Diversity is what we are aiming for with our next album. The songs are faster, more furious and more agressive than even before. Yet we have mixed this with more melodies and slower parts. Also the fact that we now have 2 lead vocalists and 3 guitarists gives us more possibilities to create something original."
Please feel free to publish this information on your website, in your magazine or in any other media. A pressphoto and the promocd cover can be found on our mediapage( http://www.onheil.nl/media/ ).
You can check out the titletrack of "Razor" on the Onheil MySpace and watch their video for "As Hope Dies" below: More...
"Bondage Goat Zombie", the new video from Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR, can be viewed here. The clip was shot with acclaimed Austrian director Florian Werner.
Commented BELPHEGOR's Helmuth: "The video to 'Bondage Goat Zombie' delivers a four-minute sound wall of total destruction and melodic riff explosions. The title track hymn relates to the BELPHEGOR trademark of Satanism, bondage domination sadism and masochism and the devil's pact. Veneratio Diaboli - Die Toten Reiten schnell (The Dead Ride Fast). The track 'Bondage Goat Zombie' is distinguished in English, German and Latin, and contains some of the most aggressive vocal work I've ever unleashed. BELPHEGOR will continue to keep the fucking devil and demonic spirit in metal music alive, unleash more energy, and give the die-hard brothers and sisters ultimate hell."
Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out the confirmed dates here. We'll be adding few shows more to the tour soon, so keep checking the live section..."
"We've been doing a lot of pre-production for the coming fourth album during last few weeks, and the stuff is starting to kick some serious ass and ear! The actual album recording session will begin next Sunday, at Easter Sunday, what could be more evil metal date to start the studio sessions! It seems that OG will be returning to more melodic approach on this album, back to the glory days, hehe. But no worries, the stuff will still be as heavy as a really heavy thing!" More...
Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have posted the title track of their forthcoming album, "Bondage Goat Zombie", on their MySpace page. A video for the song was recently filmed and will make its online premiere soon.
"Bondage Goat Zombie" is scheduled for release on April 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Andy Classen's Stage One Studios in Kassel, Germany.
Commented the band: "The album features artwork in classic and disturbing BELPHEGOR style. Some of the nine brand new tracks will deal with the writings of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Sounds like the ultimate BELPHEGOR treatment? Expect supreme death/ black metal art." More...
Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR have issued the following update:
"BELPHEGOR just finished another part of the infamous 'Pestapokalypse VI' world tour, which was the third USA promotion trip for 'Pestapokalypse VI' album."
"BELPHEGOR would like to thank all die-hard metal demons for showing up to the events, the great response and sharing a great time with us. We can't wait to blast you all once again, fukking respect and see ya soon."
"Final additions have been made to the list of tours for the upcoming Bondage Goat Zombie European raid. BELPHEGOR will be teaming up with NILE and GRAVE." More...
Finnish folk/pagan metallers MOONSORROW have been confirmed for the Summer Nights Open Air festival, set to take place June 20-21 at Castle Frauenstein in Mining am Inn, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
BEFORE THE FALL
FALL OF SERENITY
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
The festival will feature two stages with more than 40 international metal bands. For more information, visit www.summer-nights.at.