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Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has issued the following update:
"BELPHEGOR needs a new drummer! ...again! The last one didn't work out when it came to worldwide touring, so we're still looking for a talented drummer, for somebody with a professional attitude and focus to be in the band for real. If you think you have a shot, send us a detailed message/photo/mp3 and hit us up at: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Commented vocalist/guitarist Helmuth: "First off, please realize that it will have no effect at all on our activities, touring and plans. The core is solid and ready to kick some serious ass. Of course it's irritating to always have new drummers, it's really hard to find dedicated musicians who are willing to work. It is and always was the masterplan of BELPHEGOR to grow as musicians and heighten the intensity/dynamics. Still, it doesn't affect our way of working, as Sigurd and me always were/are responsible for all the music, lyrics and concepts for BELPHEGOR. On the contrary, that allowed us to surpass BELPHEGOR every time — because of the fresh blood in the band, you know — through the hiring of better musicians. I always consider that as a challange to push the BELPHEGOR forward — stagnation means death!"
For more information, visit www.belphegor.at.
MARDUK and DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS have announced "Sword In The East Tour 2007" dates. At Moscow's show Devilish Impressions will play with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL and BELPHEGOR.
The MARDUK, DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS tour dates are as follows:
04.04.07 - Minsk (Belarus) "Arena"
05.04.07 - Kiev (Ukraine) "DK Svjatoshin"
08.04.07 - St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina"
10.04.07 - Krasnodar (Russia) "Orbita"
11.04.07 - Rostov-on-Don (Russia) "Podzemka"
13.04.07 - Rjazan (Russia) "Planetary"
14.04.07 - Moscow (Russia) "Tochka" * with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL, BELPHEGOR
"We've previously informed that on that tour we will be supported by S.Winter on drums (Aeternus; ex-Gehenna, ex-Forlorn) but due to unpredictable circumstances, namely visas problem, we've had to change the line-up again. It is official now that the drums will be taken over by Cloud of Polish technical death metal bands - Sceptic and Thy Disease" (Quazarre)
Devilish Impressions finally got their page on myspace.com, which you can check out here.
Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will be heading back out in Europe for the Midvinterblot European Tour Part II. The tour, with support from BELPHEGOR (on the entire tour), KATAKLYSM (May 15th-25th) and ARKHON INFAUSTUS (May 26th - June 2nd) will start May 12th, 2007 in Dublin Ireland and end June 2nd, 2007 in Holland.
According to an update, "Unleashed are really looking forward to see their European warriors again."
ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: More...
Lille Gruber of Defeated Sanity has has announced that he will be filling in on drums for Belphegor on the band's upcoming North American tour with Unleashed and Krisiun. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows: More...
Belphegor have posted the video for the song entitled "Bluhtsturm Erotika" on their Myspace page.
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has been confirmed for the Hellflame Festival, set to take place on September 8 at N8 in Osnabrück, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
SECRETS OF THE MOON
In other news, BELPHEGOR has scheduled two dates in Russia in April. The details are as follows:
Apr. 13 - Port Club - St. Petersburg, RUS
Apr. 14 - Tochka Club – Moscow, RUS
BELPHEGOR's video for the song "Bluhtsturm Erotika" — produced and directed by Florian Werner — has been posted online at Belphegor.at. The song comes off the group's new album, "Pestapokalypse VI", which was released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.
BELPHEGOR recently took part in Glenn Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour, which was revived last month for a two-week West Coast run. Also appearing on the bill were DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED and ASESINO.
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 email@example.com , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
* 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'.