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Threat Signal has now finalized the band's upcoming European tour dates with Sybreed, Raunchy, M.A.N., and In Cold Blood. The dates are as follows (dates with an * do not include In Cold Blood):
14.11.2010 - Bournemouth (UK) "Champions"*
15.11.2010 - Southampton (UK) "Joiners" *
16.11.2010 - Nottingham (UK) "The Bodega Social Club"*
17.11.2010 - High Wycombe (UK) "Wycombe Academy"*
18.11.2010 - London (UK) "Barfly"*
19.11.2010 - Terneuzen (The Netherlands) "De Pit"
20.11.2010 - Copenhagen (Denmark) "The Rock"*
22.11.2010 – Oldenburg (Germany) “Cadillac”
23.11.2010 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre"
24.11.2010 – Lyon (France) “Lyon Hall”
25.11.2010 - Barcelona (Spain) "Be Cool"
26.11.2010 - Madrid (Spain) "La Sala El Grito”
27.11.2010 - Lisboa (Portugal) "Side B Lounge"
28.11.2010 - Porto (Portugal) "Porto Rio"
29.11.2010 - Bilbao (Spain) "RockStar Live"
01.12.2010 - Turin (Italy) "Lapsus"
02.12.2010 - Bologna (Italy) "Blogos"
03.12.2010 - Aarau (Switzerland) "KiFF"
04.12.2010 - Bulle (Switzerland) "Ebullition"
05.12.2010 - Vienna (Austria) "Viper Room"
06.12.2010 - Stuttgart (Germany) "Die Roehre"*
07.12.2010 - Koeln (Germany) "Underground"*
M.A.N has announced the departure of guitarist Rob Guz and has announced his replacement as Marcus Bertilsson. A new band photo of M.A.N can be seen here.
The band comments on the line up change, "We have to inform you the sad news that our guitarist Rob Guz has decided to leave M.A.N and the music business. A personal statement will be official in the upcoming days. But we are also happy to announce Marcus "Skägget" Bertilsson as our new guitarist in M.A.N. New fresh blood will pour in the veins of M.A.N, and we are looking bright at the future. Marcus also swings his axe in the bands Inevitable End and The Weakening. Marcus will do his premiere show with M.A.N at Sticky Fingers (Gbg-Sweden) on Oct 22nd!" More...
Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming "Threat Over Europe" tour, which also features Sybreed, Illidiance, M.A.N., and Raunchy:
"Are you ready Europe? Finally! We are flying our Canadian asses over to Europe. We've been looking forward to this moment since we started the band in 2005. We've finally made it happen and we couldn't be more excited!
"Since we didn't get a chance to tour our first record 'Under Reprisal' in Europe, we've decided we are going to include a lot of those songs in our set list. We will also be playing a few songs from our latest album 'Vigilance.'
"Raunchy and Sybreed have agreed to join us on the tour, which I'm very happy about. It’s great to play with such influential musicians and actually really enjoy watching the bands play every night. I've been a fan of these bands for years. So if you think your European asses can out drink a Canadian, come down to the show and let’s see what you got! We'll be hanging out in the crowd and it will be a party every single night. Looking forward to meeting all of you! Cheers!" More...
Swiss act Sybreed has issued the following announcement about the upcoming "Threat Over Europe" tour with Threat Signal:
"We are proud to announce that Sybreed will be part of the upcoming Threat Signal/Raunchy European tour starting on the 14th of November. Let’s say it's a real pleasure to join forces again with our friends of Threat Signal, with whom we already toured in the U.S back in summer 2009, as well as sharing the stage with the Raunchy dudes. Two other bands are also announced, so as to say M.A.N from Sweden and the Russian act Illidiance on several shows. We hope to see you around as we will all work to set the stage on fire (not literally of course) night after night."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
14.11.2010 - Bournemouth (UK) Champions
15.11.2010 - Southampton (UK) Joiners
16.11.2010 - Nottingham (UK) The Bodega Social Club
17.11.2010 - High Wycombe (UK) Wycombe Academy
18.11.2010 - London (UK) Barfly
19.11.2010 - TBA - Holland
20.11.2010 - Copenhagen (Denmark) The Rock
21.11.2010 - TBA - Belgium
23.11.2010 - Darmstadt (Germany) Steibruch Theatre
24.11.2010 - TBA - France
25.11.2010 - Barcelona (Spain) Mephisto
26.11.2010 - Madrid (Spain) Live!
27.11.2010 - Lisboa (Portugal) TBA
28.11.2010 - Porto (Portugal) Porto Rio
29.11.2010 - Bilbao (Spain) RockStar Live
30.11.2010 - TBA - France
01.12.2010 - Turin (Italy) Lapsus
02.12.2010 - Bologna (Italy) Blogos
03.12.2010 - TBA - Italy
04.12.2010 - TBA - Switzerland/Slovenia
05.12.2010 - Vienna (Austria) Viper Club
06.12.2010 - Stuttgard (Ger) Universum
07.12.2010 - Koeln (Ger) Undergound
Swiss industrial metallers Sybreed have announced they will be performing at this year's edition of the Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The band will be performing on June 18th, 2010 at the Terrorizer tent. Additional details on the Hellfest Open Air festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Sybreed tour dates are as follows:
6/12 2010 Download Festival - Donington Park Castle Donington, UK
6/18 2010 HELLFEST Open Air 2010 Clisson, Loire-Atla, FRANCE
6/19 2010 O2 Academy Islington - w/th DEATHSTARS London, UK
6/20 2010 O2 Academy 2 - with DEATHSTARS Birmingham, UK
6/21 2010 O2 Academy 2 - w/th DEATHSTARS Liverpool, UK
6/22 2010 O2 Academy 2 - w/th DEATHSTARS Newcastle, UK
6/23 2010 O2 ABC - w/th DEATHSTARS Glasgow, UK
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL, NO
8/12 2010 BRUTAL ASSAULT 2010 JAROMER - Old Army Fortress JOSEFOV, CZ
8/21 2010 Venoge Festival Penthalaz, CH
9/3 2010 Biubstock Festival Geneva (Chancy), CH
9/18 2010 Mammothfest - The Hove Centre Brighton, South, UNITED KINGDOM
10/29 2010 Nyon's on Fire Festival @ l' Usine à Gaz Nyon, Vaud
Sybreed has issued the following statement about touring alongside the Deathstars and making an appearance at the Download festival:
"Dear all, some of you were desperately asking us to soon visit England. Indeed we haven't been playing there yet, which is a pretty odd thing for a European band. However, ladies and gentlemen, we have the pleasure to announce our participation to the Deathstars show in United Kingdom as direct support: let’s say it should be some great orgy of glam, darkness and metal. The dates have been already posted here, so feel free to check them. We hope to see you there, as well as for the gig we will perform at the Download Fest in Donington on the 12th of June."
Sybreed's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/23 2010 Salle du Totem - Festival “VS Metal Sound” Sion
4/29 2010 Warning festival 2 - Le Scarabée Chambery
4/30 2010 Grooverial Metal Fest - Heineken City Center Madrid
5/15 2010 EVE Saint Martin d’Hères - campus universitaire de Grenoble. Grenoble
5/22 2010 Club Orlandina - w/th Dagoba St.Petersburg
5/23 2010 Club Tochka - w/th Dagoba Moscow
5/28 2010 Yukon Collombey
5/29 2010 L’ Undertown Meyrin
6/12 2010 Download Festival - Donington Park Castle Donington
6/19 2010 O2 Academy Islington - w/th DEATHSTARS London
6/20 2010 O2 Academy 2 - w/th DEATHSTARS Birmingham
6/21 2010 O2 Academy 2 - w/th DEATHSTARS Liverpool
6/22 2010 O2 Academy 2 - w/th DEATHSTARS Newcastle
6/23 2010 O2 ABC - w/th DEATHSTARS Glasgow
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival Kvinesdal
8/12 2010 BRUTAL ASSAULT 2010 /12-14 August JAROMER - Old Army Fortress JOSEFOV
8/21 2010 Venoge Festival Penthalaz
Sep 3 2010 Biubstock Festival Geneva (Chancy)
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Swiss metallers Sybreed have issued the following update about the Japanese and North American release dates for their new album:
"Greeting Folks, a quick news to inform our Japanese fans that The Pulse of Awakening is about to be unleashed in their homeland on the 24th of March 2010, through the label Spiritual Beast. This version will feature a bonus track, previously unreleased, called 'Flesh Doll For Sale.' Hope you will enjoy it! And for our American fans, the North American release will be announced shortly...Domo arigato gozaimasu!"
Sybreed also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
The creators of Rock Band have launched a new feature called The Rock Band Network that allows bands to add their own content to the game for fans to download. Sybreed has issued the following statement about making their song "Doomsday Party" available for Rock Band:
"Greeting folks, it is statistically likely that among our fans, some of you are the happy owners of a video game console, as well as the game Rock Band. Well, know that, as from today you will be able to destroy your precious fingers while trying to emulate the song 'Doomsday Party' (with the appropriate controllers of course: doesn’t work with kitchen utensils). And let me tell you, of what we have seen so far, you can consider it as somewhat 'Hardcore' regarding the difficulty: we aren’t even sure we Sybreed would be able to play our own song on Rock Band without failing miserably. Anyway, this for us a good opportunity to train an army of substitutes who will be able to perform a Sybreed show while we will stay at home: all the earnings will have to be transferred on our bank accounts, though.
"Anyway, here is the official statement: - Doomsday Party will be released on the Rock Band Network for the Xbox as a playable Rock Band game track when the store opens up. - Players will be able to emulate Drop's rhythms, Benjamin's tasty vocals, Kevin's brutal drumming, and Steph's kickass bass by playing along with synchronized coloured gems, representing each note. In-game lighting and camera directions let in-game avatars rock out unlike any Rock Band song before. - The track will be available to download on the Rock Band Network Marketplace for $1 or 80 Xbox points. - Authoring was completed by Roy Scott."
A video clip of the song on Rock Band can be viewed below.
Sybreed has issued the following band update and recap of their recent tour dates:
"Hey there, first of all, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2010. Now we are going to announce the winner of the Sybreed’s 'The Pulse Of Advertising' Video Contest: Congratulation to Cristian Moreira, who will receive the price after having nothing less than beheaded the contest with his video. The video is available on our official YouTube channel as well as on the Media section of our MySpace. Thanks to all the participants, we really enjoyed watching all these videos.
"Also, we finally have an official Facebook: click on the fucking link and add us as friends, we’ll post news and stuff there too. Moreover, the new Sybreed’s website is under construction and should be soon on-line. At last, we thought it would be cool to post a small tour report about the tour we’ve done with In Flames at the end of last year: Where to begin with? It is a difficult task to summarize a thing like a tour, whatever its length. Anyway, for your own pleasure, here’s an abridged version: More...
Sybreed has posted a new song online from their upcoming album "The Pulse of Awakening." The track "Love Like Blood," which is a Killing Joke cover, can be heard at Sybreed's official MySpace page. "The Pulse of Awakening" is set to be released in Europe on November 16th.
Sybreed have announced a series of European tour dates in which they will be opening for In Flames. The currently confirmed dates with In Flames are as follows:
16.11.2009: Amsterdam (Netherlands) , Melkweg.
18.11.2009: Zurich (Switzerland), Volkshaus.
19.11.2009: Milan (Italy), Live Club.
20.11.2009: Strasbourg (France), La Laiterie.
22.11.2009: Lille (France), L’Aéronef.
23.11.2009: Luxembourg, Den Atelier.
24.11.2009: Paris (France), Bataclan.
Sybreed has issued the following announcement about debuting two new songs online this Friday, September 11th:
"Know that the date of release of 'The Pulse Of Awakening' is slowly approaching, so as to say :
Nov 16 - Switzerland, France, Benelux, UK
Nov 20 - Germany
Nov 23 - rest of Europe
"The US release date is planned for Jan/Feb 2010 but the album will be available for digital download this winter. More info soon... So, we think it’s time to present a couple of new songs to introduce you to the current Sybreed’s sound.
"Of course it’s always a bit difficult to choose which songs to put on-line, considering how much our music is a sonic roll caster. That’s why we’ve decided to offer you two new songs called respectively 'I am Ultraviolence' and 'Doomsday Party.' the first one is a pure anthem to extreme metal whereas the other one delivers a kind of apocalypse-in-a-nightclub atmosphere. Now it’s up to you to decided to either bang your head on the wall or party as if there were no tomorrow (please note that we won’t take any responsibilities in the resulting injuries that may occur)
"The 2 new tracks will be online from Friday the 11 th of September at midnight on our myspace."
Sybreed has issued the following tour recap, update about acquiring a new bassist, and announcement about finishing their new album:
"Hello folks, First of all and as we are back from the US, we would like to thanks all the people who have been involved in the tour, so as to say Threat Signal, The Agonist, The Autumn Offering, Hector 'Mexican Special' Gonzalez, who handled the bass player role for the tour, 'General' Ace Piva and our driver Ringo. Those people are awesome, and we wish we could have toured with them forever: no need to say how much we miss them. We also would like to thanks all the fans we’ve met, spoke with, partied and had booze with and so on: you’ve made that tour the greatest ever, and we can’t wait to come back to visit you again!
"Then, it’s time for a late update about the current Sybreed’s status. We are once again complete as a band, and are happy to introduce our new bass player Stephane: he is sexy, heavily tattooed, dwarf all of us by his American football lineman body shape and above all, plays bass as if there was no tomorrow. More...
As was previously reported, Swiss metallers Sybreed had to postpone their tour dates with Threat Signal due to visa issues. The band has issued the following update about joining the tour:
"Finally we’ve been granted our precious P-1 visas today, and we’ll fly tomorrow morning 7.00 am to be able to join the current Threat Signal tour. We would like to thanks the US embassy in Bern, Switzerland, for their kind help and quick response to the issues we’ve faced the last few days. We would like also to present our excuses to the American fans who wanted to see us during the shows we’ve missed: don’t worry it’s definitely not the last time we’ll tour in the US."
The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Swiss metallers Sybreed have issued the following announcement about having to delay their upcoming tour dates due to visa issues:
"Dear all, This one won’t be a good one.
"Unfortunately, even if being on the starting block for the tour in the US, it seems that we are now facing problems with the issuance of the necessary P-1 visa that would allow us to perform on the American soil, and won’t be able to start the tour on the 16th of July. Even if we applied for our visa as soon as we knew we would be part of the Threat Signal’s tour, our requests still need some additional administrative processing. In consequence, we can but wait to have our passport back with the precious document and thus be able to join the tour in the shortest delays.
"So, let’s all light a candle & and prey whatever divinity you believe in (The Old Guy Upstairs, The One Living in the Basement, Oprah …) to help us joining the tour as fast as possible."
Swiss death metal band SYBREED’s new album, "The Pulse of Awakening," is currently being mixed and mastered by Rhys Fulber. The album is to be released in Fall 2009 on Listenable records.
SYBREED will release an exclusive and only digital ep worldwide entitled "Aeon" which features 2 new songs form the upcoming album and 3 raging electro/ techno remixes of "Emma 0" from their previous album, "Antares." The tracklisting of the 3Aeon" EP is as follows:
1. A.E.O.N. (5:03)
2. Human Black Box (5:10)
3. Emma-0 (BAK XIII remix) (4:02)
4. Emma-0 (Phreakers Syndicate remix) (3:38) More...
A little update about the recordings of the upcoming Sybreed record : "The pulse of the awakening", check out this youtube video of guitarist/producer Drop tracking some guitars for several of the songs! "The pulse of the awakening" should be available through Listenable Records later this year!
Switzerland's futuristic metal act Sybreed has announced that the title of their upcoming album will be "The Pulse Of Awakening." The vocals and the drums for the follow-up to 2007's "Antares" were laid down at the SDF studios in Lausane, while the guitar and bass were tracked at the Drone studio in Geneva. The album will be mixed in May by Rhys Fulber.
According to the band, "The Pulse Of Awakening" will feature such songs as "Nomenklatura", which is being described as "a groovy, technical and hypnotic piece of industrial metal"; "Electronegative", which is "equally technical but with an intense 'right-in-ya-face,' down-to-up-tempo pace"; and "Doomsday Party", which "sounds like the illegitimate progeny of EBM beats, synth-pop melodies and metal riffing."
Swiss modern metal maniacs SYBREED are gearing up to hit the studio for their successor to "Antares," which should be released later this year on LISTENABLE RECORDS. Vocals and drums will be recorded at the SDF studios in Lausanne, guitars and bass will be tracked at the Drone studio in Geneve, recordings should be finished by the end of March/April. The album will be mixed in May by no other than Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory Obsolete/Digimortal, Paradise lost,…). Recordings will be in hands once again. By mastermind Drop and David Blanc.
This is what the band had to say about the musical direction of the record:
“The new record will have more groove, be a lot heavier, technical and definitely darker than Antares. From a musical point of view it’s a mixture of New Wave, Industrial rock and Extreme metal, a mixture we baptized ourselves as 'Death Wave,' which stands for being very aggressive and melodic at the same time, we have taken our influences from our first two albums and added a lot more new elements, to spice everything up to the next level. In any case, you can expect nothing less but a very professional and personal album, that will derail many conceptions of what people call metal, or even modern metal.”