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Averse Sefira

Formed: 1996
From: Austin, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Averse Sefira 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.

Averse Sefira Calls It Quits

American black metal titans Averse Sefira has officially disbanded. The band formed in 1996, and went on to make their mark through Europe and the Americas, performing with other notable black metal groups like Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth, Watain, Marduk, 1349, Absu, Antaeus, and
Secrets of the Moon.

The band gained a respectable following despite a fiercely independent stance that garnered them a complex reputation in the underground. They achieved wider exposure with their signing to Candlelight Records in 2007 and the release of their highly-rated fourth LP, "Advent Parallax", the following year. Over the last decade, they also appeared in multiple documentaries and books examining metal culture.

Averse Sefira was known for dealing in esoteric themes, involved lyrics, and fractured musical styles that were regarded as both ambitious and confounding in equal measures. They were also known for strong ties with several veteran death metal acts, many of whom regularly touted the band in interviews.

Formal farewell statements from founding members Sanguine Mapsama and Wrath Sathariel Diabolus can be found at the band's official blog at this location.

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Solitude Aeturnus Announces Texas Tour Date

Solitude Aeturnus has announced that they will be playing a show on September 5th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. The band issued the following statement about the show:

"A blackened night of doom and mayhem done 'Texas' style! Averse Sefira (Austin), HOD (San Antonio, ex-Thornspawn member) and KNON 89.3 FM DJ Thrashin Alan's band, Violent Intentions, opens up so don't be late!"

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Absu Announces New Fort Worth Tour Date

American black metallers Absu had previously canceled a tour date in Fort Worth. They have announced the following make up show with Solitude Aeturnus and Averse Sefira:

Saturday September 5, 2009 @ Ridglea Theater
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Price: TBA
NOTE: All Previous Tickets Purchased For The Initial Date Will Be Honored At The Door.

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Candlelight Announces CIII Label Tour 2009

Candlelight Records has announced its third label packaged tour for North America. Set to kick off on June 6, CIII will feature the talents of US black metal legends Absu, with support coming from France’s Glorior Belli, Austin-based Averse Sefira and Los Angeles-based Sothis. The tour will visit 22 cities throughout the US and Canada beginning in San Marcos, California and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on June 29. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale exclusively at Enterthevault.com. Tickets will go on sale through all local and online ticket agencies starting March 5.

Absu’s self-titled new album hits stores nationwide February 24. Currently featured on the cover of Metal Maniacs, the album is the first to offer new material from the highly regarded metal band in nearly eight years. This will be the band’s first large-scale tour since their tour alongside Enslaved in 1997.

France’s Glorior Belli make their first trip to North America as they participate on CIII. Their sophomore record, "Manifesting the Raging Beast," was released in 2007 via Southern Lord Records. The band now, signed to Candlelight, will begin recording of their label debut, titled "Meet Us at the Southern Sign," this month with hopes to see it released during the tour.

Averse Sefira joins CIII continuing to support their latest album, "Advent Parallax." Their participation on the tour is their third national tour in two years having previously toured with labelmates 1349 in 2007 and with friends Immolation in early 2008.

Sothis released their debut, "De Oppresso Liber," on September 2. Mixed by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), the record has enjoyed growing and consistent sales since release. This will be the band’s first national tour.

CIII follows the success of Candlelight’s previous label tours – the first in 2005 featuring Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain & The Mighty Nimbus, and second in 2007 featuring Enslaved, Dark Funeral and then newcomers Abigail Williams. The label, maintaining offices in Philadelphia and London, continues to grow since launching American operations in 2001. Candlelight is distributed throughout the US exclusively via Caroline Distribution, EMI Music for Canada and Plastichead Music for the rest of the world.

Confirmed dates for the CIII 2009 tour are as follows: More...

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Cephalic Carnage Announce European Tour Dates

Denver avant-grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced a number of upcoming festival appearances as well as a Spring European tour.

CEPHALIC CARNAGE will first take part in the Dawn of Destruction Festival this weekend in Calgary, AB alongside WATAIN, AVERSE SEFIRA, DIVINITY, and more. Following, CEPHALIC CARNAGE will perform an exclusive “doom” set as part of the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 17th.

CEPHALIC CARNAGE will then embark on a month-long European tour in May with HATE ETERNAL and SKELETONWITCH. This tour will also include DEADBORN in the mainland and CEPHALIC label-mates MAN MUST DIE in the U.K. A complete listing of CEPHALIC CARNAGE tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon.

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Averse Sefira Announce New Live Dates

Texas black metal trio AVERSE SEFIRA have announced two additional dates following the conclusion of their participation in the successful Lucifer Over America Tour.

March 22 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with WATAIN at the Dawn of Destruction Festival held at the MacEwan Hall Ballroom and
April 12th in Juarez, Mexico, at the New Rainbow Bar

Advent Parallax, the new album from Averse Sefira, hit stores nationwide Tuesday, February 12. The album was produced by Tore Stjerna (Watain) and features original artwork from celebrated artist Jos A. Smith (BATHORY).

Check out the track 'Descension', here.

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Belphegor To Tour The US w/ Rotting Christ

The Austrian blackened/death metal machine, BELPHEGOR, will be returning to the US this February with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION and AVERSE SEFIRA for the “Lucifer Over North America” tour. Vocalist/guitarist, Helmuth, had to this to say about what could be the most blasphemous paring of bands in quite sometime:

“It’s an honor for us to return to US shores! The last two runs were beyond fucking amazing and we had such a good time there. Thanks to First Row Talent and Nuclear Blast Records for bringing BELPHEGOR over again. I'm sure this whole tour will exceed our expectations yet again. Hail Chaos - Hail Satan!”

Here are the confirmed tour dates:

02/04/08 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
02/05/08 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
02/06/08 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
02/07/08 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
02/08/08 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/09/08 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
02/10/08 BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
02/11/08 Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH
02/12/08 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
02/13/08 Huntington Music Hall – Huntington, WV
02/14/08 The Muse – Nashville, TN
02/15/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
02/16/08 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
02/19/08 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
02/20/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
02/21/08 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
02/22/08 Galaxy Theater – Santa Ana, CA
02/23/08 Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
02/24/08 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/25/08 El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar – Mexicali, MEXICO
02/26/08 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
02/27/08 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
02/28/08 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
02/29/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
03/01/08 Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
03/02/08 Meridian – Houston, TX

BELPHEGOR recently entered Andy Classen's Stage One Studios in Kassel, Germany to begin recording their new album for an April 11, 2008 European release via Nuclear Blast Records (April 15 in North America). The follow-up to 2006's "Pestapokalypse VI" is being recorded in three separate sessions lasting through the middle of January 2008.

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New Averse Sefira Song, "Descension," Online

A new track from the forthcoming Averse Sefira album, entilted "Descension," has been posted on the Candlelight Records Myspace page. Candlelight Records has set a February 12 North Amerian release date for "Advent Parallax," the new full-length album from Texas-based AVERSE SEFIRA. Produced by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, IN BATTLE), the CD features stunning artwork created by renowned artist/illustrator Jos A. Smith (cover artist for the first BATHORY album).

As previously reported, prior to the album's release, the band will team up with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, and BELPHEGOR for a 26-day American tour. Set to kick off February 4 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina the tour will circle the U.S. before ending at the Meridian in Houston on March 2.

Having signed with Candlelight Records in late 2006, AVERSE SEFIRA's recording history dates to 1996. AVERSE SEFIRA has recorded three albums, all released by small/international record labels prior to "Advent Parallax." "Advent Parallax" is the trio's first in their already decade-long career to find proper international distribution.

Candlelight issued a remastered version of the band's second release, "Battle's Clarion", in early 2007 in support of their tour with labelmates 1349.

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Averse Sefira Confirm New Album Release Date

Candlelight Records has set a February 12 North Amerian release date for "Advent Parallax", the new full-length album from Texas-based AVERSE SEFIRA. Produced by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, IN BATTLE), the CD features stunning artwork created by renowned artist/illustrator Jos A. Smith (cover artist for the first BATHORY album).

AVERSE SEFIRA is considered one of America's premiere black metal bands yet "Advent Parallax" is the trio's first in their already decade-long career to find proper international distribution.

Prior to the album's release, the band will team up with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, and BELPHEGOR for a 26-day American tour. Set to kick off February 4 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina the tour will circle the U.S. before ending at the Meridian in Houston on March 2. More...

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Rotting Christ Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the “Lucifer Over America Tour 2008” featuring ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, BELPHEGOR, and AVERSE SEFIRA:

February 4 - Charlote, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
February 5 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
February 6 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
February 7 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
February 8 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 9 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Place
February 10 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
February 12 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
February 13 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
February 14 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
February 15 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
February 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
February 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
February 21 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
February 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
February 23 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
February 24 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
February 25 - Mexicali, MEX @ El Jardin del SIlencio Extreme
February 26 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
February 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
February 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 1 - Mc Allen, TX @ Cine El Rey
March 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

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Rotting Christ Unleashing 'Lucifer Over America'

Greek melodic death metallers Rotting Christ will be embarking on an American tour in early 2008, entitled 'Lucifer Over America 2008'. Immolation, Belphegor, and Averse Sefira as set as support for the duration of the trek. The dates are as follows:

04 Feb 2008 USA Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
05 Feb 2008 USA West Springfield, VA Jaxx
06 Feb 2008 USA Hartford, CT Webster Theater
07 Feb 2008 USA Rochester, NY Penny Arcade
08 Feb 2008 USA Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09 Feb 2008 USA Bedford, NH Mark’s place
10 Feb 2008 USA New York City, NY B.B. Kings Blues Club
11 Feb 2008 USA Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
12 Feb 2008 USA Detroit, MI I-Rock
13 Feb 2008 USA Huntington, WV Huntington Music Hall
14 Feb 2008 USA Nashville, TN The Muse
15 Feb 2008 USA Mokena, III The Pearl room
16 Feb 2008 USA Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
19 Feb 2008 USA Seattle, WA El Corazon
20 Feb 2008 USA Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
21 Feb 2008 USA Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
22 Feb 2008 USA Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
23 Feb 2008 USA San Marcos, CA Jumping Tartle
24 Feb 2008 USA West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
25 Feb 2008 MEX Mexicali El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar
26 Feb 2008 USA Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
27 Feb 2008 USA Tempe, AZ The Sets
28 Feb 2008 USA Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
29 Feb 2008 USA San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
01 Mar 2008 USA Mc Allen, TX Cine El Rey
02 Mar 2008 USA Houston, TX Meridian

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Averse Sefira Enters The Studio

Austin, Texas-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA have entered the studio with producer Tore Stjerna to begin recording their new album. According to the band, the new album will be, "a foray into new territory that further establishes the sound codified in our previous work." Recording will be completed the first week of October, at which time the album name and songtitles will be revealed.

In February AVERSE SEFIRA will embark on a new tour of the U.S. with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, and BELPHEGOR.

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Averse Sefira To Open For Emperor In New York

Texan black metal outfit AVERSE SEFIRA are confirmed to perform in support of EMPEROR on Friday, June 1st, at BB King's in New York. The trio recently completed a North American tour with label-mates 1349, and they are slated to enter the studio in September to record their debut release for Candlelight.

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1349, Goatwhore, Nachtmystium, etc. Tour Dates

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will return to the U.S. beginning on March 28th for their first headline tour of America. The tour will also feature Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. Here are the dates confirmed thus far:

3/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
3/29 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
3/30 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Loft
3/31 Bedford NH @ Mark's Place
4/1 New York NY @ BB King Blues Club
4/2 Quebec City QC @ L'Anti
4/3 Montreal QC @ FouFounes
4/4 Royun Noranda QC @ Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda
4/6 Toronto ON @ Opera House
4/9 St. Paul MN @ Station 4
4/13 Hollywood CA @ Knitting Factory
4/14 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater

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Averse Sefira Signs To Candlelight Records

Texas black metal group Averse Sefira have officially signed a deal with Candlelight Records. The band has released three albums and toured in support of acts such as Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral and Candlemass. The band is currently hard at work on their Candlelight debut and you can check them out headlining the Halloween Metal Ball on October 28th in Austin, Texas at Redrum Club.

You can check out their video for "Plagabraha" here or hear a few songs at the band's MySpace page. More...

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