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Latest Priestess News

Below is our complete Priestess 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.

The Ocean To Play Asymmetry Festival

The Ocean has posted a video clip online announcing the band's appearance at the upcoming Asymmetry Festival 2012, which can be viewed below.

Further details on the Asymmetry Festival can be found via Facebook. Other confirmed bands include Killing Joke, Coil Guns, Red Fang, Priestess, and more.

Asymmetry Festival 2012: The Ocean, Coilguns, Earthship and Kunz from firlejclub on Vimeo.

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Asymmetry Festival Lineup Announced

The initial band lineup has been announced for Poland's upcoming Asymmetry Festival, which will take place from May 3rd - 5th, 2012. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

The Ascent Of Everest
A Whisper In The Noise
Red Fang

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Priestess Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Montreal, Canada heavy metal act Priestess has announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. The tour is in support of the band's latest studio album "Prior to the Fire."

Priestess U.S. eadline tour dates:
Nov. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Nov. 07 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Nov. 09 - Washington, DC - DC9
Nov. 10 - Asheville, NC - Stella Blue
Nov. 11 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Nov. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 14 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
Nov. 15 - Cleveland, OH - Pirate's Cove @ Peabody's
Nov. 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub
Nov. 17 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
Nov. 19 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

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High On Fire Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

California's High On Fire will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in celebration of their upcoming album "Snakes for the Divine." The three week trek will launch in March in Minneapolis, MN and will include support from Priestess, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/13 St Augustine, FL Harvest of Hope
3/17 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
4/1 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
4/2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
4/3 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
4/5 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
4/6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
4/7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
4/8 Milford, CT Daniel St
4/9 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
4/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
4/16 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington
4/17 Austin, TX Emo's
4/18 Dallas, TX The Loft
4/20 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
4/22 Tempe, AZ Club House
4/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
4/24 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
4/25 San Diego, CA Casbah

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Priestess Announces European Tour

Canada's Priestess has announced they will be embarking on a string of European tour dates alongside Bigelf. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/01 – Hamburg, Gemany @ Logo
2/02 – Berlin, Gemany @ White Trash
2/03 – Munich, Gemany @ 59 to 1
2/04 – Cologne, Gemany @ Luxor
2/06 – Strasbourg, Franve @ La Laiterie
2/07 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
2/08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
2/09 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
2/11 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
2/12 – Treviso, Italy @ New Age
2/13 – Milan, Italy @ Tunnel
2/15 – Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra
2/16 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Ramdall
2/20 – Oxford, England @ Academy
2/22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
2/23 – Manchester, England @ Club Academy
2/24 – Wolverhampton, England @ Little Civic
2/25 – London, England @ Underworld

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Trigger Effect To Tour Canada w/ Priestess

In conjunction with the digital release of two new tracks from the split 7" "Friendship Adventure Music," Trigger Effect is doing a cross-Canada tour in with Priestess and Early Man.

Here are the tour dates:

November 18th // Quebec, QC // @ Chez Dagobert w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 19th // Montreal, QC // @ Le National Cabaret w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 20th // Ottawa, QC // @ Mavericks Bar w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 21st // Toronto, ON // @ Lee’s Palace w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 22nd // Hamilton, ON // @ Rok Bar w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 24th // Thunder Bay, ON // @ Black Pirates’ Pub w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 25th // Winnipeg, MB // @ Pyramid Cabaret w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 26th // Regina, SK // @ The Disrikt w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 27th // Calgary, AB // @ The Distillery w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 28th // Edmonton, AB // @ The Starlite Room w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
November 30th // Whistler, BC // @ Garibaldi Lift Company w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
December 1st // Victoria, BC // @ Sugar Nightclub w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
December 2nd // Nanaimo, BC // @ The Queens w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN
December 3rd // Vancouver, BC // @ The Commodore Ballroom w/ PRIESTESS & EARLY MAN

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Priestess Issues Album Recording Update

Priestess has issued the following announcement about their upcoming album:

"Hey everyone,

"Not only am I writing you to tell you about these few shows this summer, but also to fill you in on some news about the record.

"As you all know, this record is taking very long to come out. You have to know that it is not what we want, if thing would have moved as smoothly as we hoped with the transition from our former label, you would all have been listening to it for a few months already!!

"That being said, we are happy to drop you a little inside info; the album is being released (in some places) this fall FOR SURE! AND, once that happens, we will be touring the living shit out of it.

"In the meantime, come out the the shows and hear the new songs the way they're meant to be heard; LIVE!!

"We're working on the artwork and everything, so you'll be seeing all that stuff soon too.

"See you soon!!!!!"

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Monsters of Rock

Nearly 20,000 hard rock and metal fans braved the heat on Saturday to show their support for the one-off, one-day Monsters of Rock in Calgary, AB. While the line to get into McMahon Stadium stretched over a football field in length as ticket holders went through to the necessary ticket scans and bag checks, Zimmers Hole grabbed the stage by the bull horns and audibly spurred concert goers as they trickled in. Zimmers Hole, fronted by Chris Valagao (who later signed autographs wearing nothing but red body paint and a butt flap), gave a short, but high energy sampling of funny, thrashy goodness. And it was super cool of Ozzy to have a Canadian band kick start the festivities. More...

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Voivod And Disturbed Added To Heavy MTL Festival

Voivod, Disturbed and Rev Theory are the latest additions to Montreal's two day festival, Heavy MTL. The full lineup is as follows:



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Line Up Announced For Heavy Mtl Festival

For the first time ever in Montreal, a 2 day metal festival dubbed Heavy Mtl will be held on June 21-22. The lineup is as follows:

Saturday, June 21, 2008:

Iron Maiden
3 Inches of Blood
Symphony X
Type O Negative
Dethklok / Metalocolypse
Lauren Harris

Sunday, June 22, 2008:

Motley Crue
Shadows Fall
Three Days Grace
Drowning Pool

Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, April 18th at noon.

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More Details On Ozzy's Monsters Of Rock Festival

With 3 Inches of Blood just confirmed for Ozzy's Monsters Of Rock concert that is to take place July 26th we will be at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Shadows Fall has now confirmed their participation. The planned lineup currently includes the following bands:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Serj Tankian
Shadows Fall
Cavalera Conspiracy
3 Inches of Blood
Zimmers Hole
Dillinger Escape Plan

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Viva La Bands Vol 2 Complete Tracklisting Revealed

Bam Margera has made it his mission to expose an entire generation of his peers to some original high-energy music through his VIVA LA BANDS album and tour series. Brought to you by Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records, VIVA LA BANDS, VOL. 2 will hit stores on September 4, 2007.

The CD features exclusive tracks, written and recorded for the CD/DVD combo from some of Bam’s favorite acts like CLUTCH, IN FLAMES, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VIKING SKULL and VAINS OF JENNA. A US-exclusive track from SHINY TOY GUNS and music from other faves like GWAR, THE SOUNDS, DIMMU BORGIR and KILL HANNAH also appears on the killer compilation. The full track listing for the 20-song album is displayed below.

Bam is as excited for the release as fans around the world will be… "I’m so fucking psyched that some of my favorite bands recorded exclusive songs this time around! Clutch and In Flames fucking rock and my brother Jess did a sick CKY remix. Obviously The Sounds are one of my favorite bands - my wife even insisted that they play our wedding. I also sent the first band I signed, Vains of Jenna, into the studio to record a new track for the record.”

The DVD component to this release contains almost an hour of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation!’ Revealing what makes the DVD special, Bam adds “I’m finding some of my best, unused footage for the DVD. Everyone keeps asking me for a CKY5 but I think this DVD might be the closest thing to that!"

Viva La Bands’ companion tour will be taking out some of Bam’s favorite acts and is estimated to visit over 20 cities in the USA beginning in October 2007. Fans can also expect to see Bam and his friends at select shows.

Here is the complete VIVA LA BANDS, VOLUME 2 TRACK LISTING: More...

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Just For Fun

New Tracks Pouring In For Guitar Hero III

Two more tracks have been announced for "Guitar Hero III" which will see a release this fall on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii consoles. The latest two to be revealed include:

Pearl Jam - "Evenflow"
Priestess - "Lay Down"

Both songs will be the original studio recordings. More on that can be found here. Similarly, another track has also been revealed for the upcoming "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s", it being "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's. The game is tentatively planned for a July 17th release date on the Playstation 2 and will also feature tracks from the likes of Twisted Sister, The Police, Dio, Accept, Ratt and more.

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Mastodon, Converge, Priestess 2007 Tour Dates

Mastodon and Converge will be hooking up once again for a tour in early-2007. Priestess will also be part of the bill. The following dates have been confirmed thus far:

2/5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/7 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
2/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
2/10 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
2/11 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
2/13 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
2/14 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
2/15 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
2/16 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
2/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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Priestess Debut "Lay Down" Video Online

Priestess has completed their “Lay Down” video, which is now premiering on MySpace. You can watch it on MySpace here or in quicktime format here.

PRIESTESS is on tour now, in support of their debut album, "Hello Master." Here are the tour dates remaining:

10/13/2006 SEATTLE, WA El Corazon
10/14/2006 PORTLAND, OR Dante's
10/16/2006 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlows
10/17/2006 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
10/18/2006 LOS ANGELES, CA Key Club
10/19/2006 SAN DIEGO, CA Brick by Brick
10/20/2006 LAS VEGAS, NV Celebrity Theater
10/21/2006 TEMPE, AZ The Clubhouse
10/23/2006 DALLAS, TX Double-Wide
10/24/2006 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
10/25/2006 BEAUMONT, TX Vortex
10/27/2006 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/28/2006 MEMPHIS, TN Young Ave. Deli
10/29/2006 NASHVILLE, TN The End
10/31/2006 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Satellite Ballroom
11/01/2006 ALLENTOWN, PA Crocodile Rock
11/03/2006 ASBURY PARK, NJ Asbury Lanes
11/04/2006 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom

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Priestess Release Debut Album, Mp3 Posted Online

Canada's PRIESTESS have released their debut full length, Hello Master, via RCA Records.

An mp3 of the track 'Talk To Her' can currently be found online at this location.

Further information on the band can be found at their official website, located here.

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