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Negura Bunget

Formed: 1995
From: Timisoara, Romania
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Negura Bunget 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.

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Negura Bunget Posts New Song Online

Romanian folk/black metal pioneers Negura Bunget today premiere the new track "Nametenie" online. Give it a listen below, or you can also download the song for free through Noisey.Vice.com here.

The track, comes from upcoming album "Tau," set for North American release on March 3rd via Lupus Lounge (a division of Prophecy Productions). The track listing is as follows:

1. Nametenie
2. Izbucul galbenei
3. La hotaru cu cinci culmi
4. Curgerea muntelui
5. Tarîm vîlhovnicesc
6. Împodobeala timpului
7. Picur viu foc
8. Schimniceste More...

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Negura Bunget Releasing New Album

Prophecy Productions has announced March 3rd as the North American release date for Negura Bunget's new album, "Tau." The label comments:

"With Tau, these Romanian folk/black metal pioneers not only present the long-awaited successor to 2010's Virstele Pamintului, but also their first album for Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions with genuinely new song material.

"Tau also marks the beginning of Negura Bunget's ambitious 'Transilvanian Trilogy,' a sonic and visual tribute to the band's home country. While this first part highlights Romanian nature, parts two and three will deal with man, his traditions and practices as well as spiritual elements.

"On Tau, each of the eight songs represents a specific natural landscape with its unique atmosphere and mystique, its legends and meanings. Musically, Negura Bunget stick to their familiar range of sounds with both primal, harsh black metal elements and their meditative, folkloristic counterparts.

"Adding to their ever-wide array of instruments, Negura Bunget add a trumpet and other brass for the first time ever, all of which enhance the group's aural scope in an original way. Highlighting its distinctive character, the album boasts guest appearances by illustrious musicians such as Rune Eriksen (ex-Mayhem; guitars on 'Impodobeala Timpului') and Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ; vocals on 'Tarim Vilhovnicesc')."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Nametenie
2. Izbucul galbenei
3. La hotaru cu cinci culmi
4. Curgerea muntelui
5. Tarîm vîlhovnicesc
6. Împodobeala timpului
7. Picur viu foc
8. Schimniceste More...

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Negura Bunget Cancels Tour

Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously announced North American tour:

"We are deeply sorry to say it, but we are forced to cancel our entire U.S. and Canadian tour as of this moment.

"Some visa complication completely beyond the band’s control are forcing us to do this in the last moment, despite the fact that we’ve been working on this tour plan for over one year and we already secured our work permits months ago.

"Needless to say we invested a huge amount time, energy and money into making this tour happen, so we are taking a huge loss now. But we are still here, and we will return! Meanwhile we’ll focus all our frustration energy into completing the last details of the new album TAU." More...

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Negura Bunget Posts New Music Video

Negura Bunget posted a new music video for the track "Curgerea Muntelui." The song appears on the band's upcoming new single "Gînd a-prins," which drops on October 4th via Prophecy Productions.

The images for "Curgerea Muntelui" were filmed on various locations on Cerna and Retezat Mountains. Some studio photos were also used by the visual artist Daniel Dorobatu (who's in charge for the whole visual content of Negura Bunget's upcoming trilogy) to merge into a layered and geometrical exploration of the natural elements. Check it out here:

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Negura Bunget Announces Single Release

As a harbinger of the "Transilvanian Trilogy," a new Negura Bunget single with exclusive songs will see the light of day in early October. Prophecy Productions comments:

"The vinyl single 'Gînd A-Prins' contains the first genuinely new material by Negura Bunget on Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions. The two songs set the tone for the band's ambitious 'Transilvanian Trilogy,' a concept about their home Transylvania spanning across three albums, each of them with an additional full-length movie and its respective soundtrack.

"Tau, the first part of this expansive project is scheduled for spring 2014, and while the song Curgerea Muntelui serves as a concrete teaser, the single features an exclusive version of it. Taul Fara Fund with its focus on ambient and world music, which will only be featured on the single, is an outlook on what to expect from the soundtracks accompanying the movies."

The 7" vinyl single comes in a PVC protection sleeve and is due out October 4th, 2013.

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Twilight Of The Gods To Tour With Rotting Christ

European super group Twilight of the Gods and Greek cult act Rotting Christ will hit the road together on October 16th.

With Negura Bunget and other bands as support acts, the tour will travel through Europe to end on November 5th.

The Twilight of the Gods debut album is entitled "Fire on the Mountain" and will be released on September 27th (October 1st in North America).

Check out the new song "Destiny Forged In Blood" at this location.

The first announced gigs are as follows: More...

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Negura Bunget Splits With Keyboardist, Vocalist

Romania's Negura Bunget has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with keyboardist Inia Dinia and vocalist Chakravartin:

"With a sad heart we have to announce that another major chapter in the history of Negura Bunget has ended. Long time member Inia Dinia is no longer part of the band. It was her decision alone to leave Negura Bunget in pursuit of other musical and personal paths and we can't but respect her choice. We thank her for everything she put in the band over the years and hope her musical path will only grow further in the future.

"In related context singer Chakravartin is also no longer member of Negura Bunget. Different personal and musical reasons untangled our paths. We wish his good luck as well on their future endeavors! Even more changes within the band are likely to occur as well in the near future.

"As things happened a bit unexpected our plans for the immediate future, namely an EP as presentation of the new album, and a Southern European tour in April/May, are hanging in the air for the moment. We will make a decision about everything in the following days.

"This is definitely a hard moment for what remains of the band, but what does not kill you only makes you stronger. I hope we'll find within ourselves the wisdom to shape the right path for the future of Negura Bunget.

"Obviously we are now looking for some dedicate musicians to complete the line-up of the band, so if you feel you have what it takes to be part of Negura Bunget, please get in contact with us by contact@negurabunget.com."

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Saille Announces Shows With Negura Bunget

Belgium's Saille, which is currently recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows with Negura Bunget:

"We are very proud to announce our first tour, accompanied by the legendary Negura Bunget. More dates TBA! On each of these shows, both Negura Bunget and Saille will play seven of their deadly tunes."

19/01 OHK, Oostende (Be)
20/01 Staddijk, Nijmegen (NL)
21/01 De Gloppe, Leeuwarden (NL) More...

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Negura Bunget Comments On Upcoming Album

Romanian metal act Negura Bunget has checked in with the following statement about working on the new "Tau" album:

"The work on the first part of the Transilvanian Trilogy, entitled Tau is progressing well. We started the pre-production for a while, and we plan to begin recordings in our very own Negura Music studio in September.

"Naturally we teamed up with long time friend and visual artist Dan Florin Spataru / Encoil Mark for the graphical presentation of the album. As Tau is the very first new full length material we are releasing with Prophecy Productions, you can expect some spectacular productions.

"On the more complex visual side, the non-narrative movie is also progressing towards a spiritual interpretation of the Transilvanian nature, under the masterful supervision of our friend and multimedia artist Daniel Dorobantu.

"Finally, for the audio parts we are happy to announce we will team up with Mr. Mihai Neagoe / Mtz for the recording and mixing of the album. After working for years along us and other bands on tours and festivals and completing his master degree on Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College in Dublin / Ireland, he now joins us and Negura Music studios full time. More...

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Negura Bunget Drummer Undergoing Surgery

Drummer Negru from Romanian metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about having to undergo surgery:

"Thanks a lot everybody for you all kind words and best wishes, I really appreciate it! Throughout the U.S. tour I had some discomfort with my knees, so when I checked it out after the tour I got the news that surgery is needed on both knees to fix some problems with the meniscus that probably accumulated in time.

"The first surgery is done, and seems to be successful. The second one will be done in a few weeks so that we can keep all our band schedules intact. There's no need to worry, we'll be up again in no time!"

For more info on Negura Bunget, head over to the band's Facebook profile, or check out our recent show report from the band's San Antonio, Texas performance at this location.

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Negura Bunget Satisfies Fans' Transylvanian Hunger

May 19, 2012, San Antonio, Texas—Watching Behemoth play material off “…From the Pagan Vastlands” is the closest most Americans get to Eastern European black metal. Many of these artists either don’t play live, don’t have the money to make it to America or fall into the familiar trap of not getting their Visa application in on time. Negura Bunget is one of the few bands of this fold you’ll find on a flyer. However, not until just a month ago could one find them on a flyer promoting a concert in America. Negura Bunget is not your average slash-and-burn-satanic black metal group. Hailing from Transylvania, the group blends traditional Romanian folk music with atmospheric black metal to illuminate the “dark foggy forests” of the primeval Carpathian Mountains.

Negura Bunget is not a band for banging heads, bodies or fists. They work more on the mind’s eye, recreating a world where superstition rules the land. This is perfectly fine for one band, but if the all the bands on the bill took a similar approach; I would have witnessed and partaken in a snooze fest. Thanks to promoters Beyond the Dark Horizon, we were treated to a diverse assortment of acts. More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Negura Bunget Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Negura Bunget performing live in Toronto on April 27th, 2012. Check out the video clip below.

Negura Bunget still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Negura Bunget Announces North American Tour

Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about the upcoming "Transilvanian Legacy" North American tour:

"After 36 dates in Europe, 2012 brings new powers to Negura Bunget's 15th anniversary tour. It is now time to conquer new places. We can announce that 33 dates of the Transilvanian Legacy Tour - US an Canada are now confirmed. This one is going to be epic!

"The band is working with US artist David Richardson for some unique stage elements to be used throughout the US tour. Some elegant anniversary merchandise has been produced. Visit this location for details."

Dates for the trek, which also features Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, and The Way of Purity are as follows: More...

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Trailer For Paganfest 2012 Europe Posted

A video trailer for the upcoming Paganfest 2012 Tour of Europe was posted by Rock the Nation. The lineup includes Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk, Solstafir, Korpiklaani and Equilibrium. For complete dates and other information, check out the trailer or head on over to this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Primordial Comments On Paganfest Tour

Ireland's Primordial will be co-headlining the Paganfest tour 2012, which is kicking off in Oberhausen, Germany the 16th of March 2012!

Primordial singer A.A. Nemtheanga comments: "Never say never right? So we announce our participation in next March's Paganfest festival tour across Central Europe. Anyone who has read any of my various ramblings and musings over the last year or two will know my feelings about the current state of club touring and the industry in general. It's an ugly business but we are definitely ugly enough and getting uglier every year so strangely enough the stars aligned and the dates fell into place for us. Anyone who knows anything about Primordial knows how hard it has become for us to commit to lengthy touring as the years go by. The window of opportunity represents possibly the only opportunity we will have to do a longer tour for 'Redemption' across Europe so as they say…needs must and better the devil you know. Never as I say say never.

"Regardless of the fact that the general tone of this tour is a little different. It has a more pronounced mix of light and shade. We have our Icelandic brethren Solstafir taking part which I would have thought alongside ourselves should sweeten the deal for those who may feel the pagan/heathen festival tour holds nothing for them, Romanian shamans NeguraBunget also filling out the darker quotient of the tour. Heidevolk stand firm for proud old values and having taken part in Eluveitie's acoustic album personally my feeling on those guys and girls should be apparent! I support them and the cultural significance they represent. I'm not here to sound the rallying cry for a dying venture (i.e touring) or sound the death knell for Primordial club touring we are simply taking part, we have some interesting and new things planned and the tour has some light and shade, which may be difficult for some people to take but this is how it is. Of course some territories are missed and we apologize for this but this is a mixture of market forces and pragmatism and unfortunately nothing to do with us, we hope to fill in the blanks over time. Bottom line, Primordial is touring….this is the most important fact and you know what you are gonna get…blood sweat and fire so see you on the field…"

The Paganfest 2012 dates are as follows (featuring Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk, and Solstafir): More...

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Eluveitie To Headline European Paganfest 2012

Swiss folk metal outfit Eluveitie has been confirmed as the headliner for the 2012 edition of the travelling Paganfest event. Joining them on the trek will be Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk and Solstafir. Speaking on the tour, Eluveitie singer Chrigel Glanzmann stated: "Of course we look forward to the Paganfest Tour 2012! One hand, we can not wait to show our fans the songs from our new album 'Helvetios' live (and we will do this extensively on Paganfest). On the other hand, we look forward to tour with such cool bands and to be on the road with good friends, like the Irish guys from Primordial. We are convinced of the line-up of the upcoming Paganfest. It is an honor for us to headline this package of great bands. We are confident that each evening on the Paganfest tour will be a musical experience that you will never forget! See you there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Negura Bunget Announces First North American Tour

Romanian progressive black metal band Negura Bunget announced its first full length tour of North America in what is dubbed the "Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012." Supporting acts are Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry and The Way of Purity.

Confirmed dates and cities for the tour (venues to be announced) are:

Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012 - US & Canada
Negura Bunget w/ Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity

04/20/2012 - New York (USA)
04/21/2012 - Montreal (CAN)
04/22/2012 - Quebec (CAN)
04/23/2012 - Halifax (CAN)
04/24/2012 - Montcon (CAN)
04/26/2012 - Ottawa (CAN)
04/27/2012 - Toronto (CAN)
04/28/2012 - Detroit (USA)
04/29/2012 - Chicago (USA)
04/30/2012 - St. Paul (USA)
05/02/2012 - Calgary (CAN)
05/03/2012 - Edmonton (CAN)
05/04/2012 - Kamloops (CAN)
05/05/2012 - Vancouver (CAN)
05/06/2012 - Seattle (USA)
05/07/2012 - Portland (USA)
05/08/2012 - San Francisco (USA)
05/09/2012 - Anaheim (USA)
05/11/2012 - Los Angeles (USA)
05/12/2012 - San Diego (USA)
05/13/2012 - Mesa (USA)
05/16/2012 - Albuquerque (USA)
05/17/2012 - Tempe (USA)
05/18/2012 - Dallas (USA)
05/19/2012 - San Antonio (USA)
05/20/2012 - Houston (USA)
05/21/2012 - New Orleans (USA)
05/22/2012 - Tampa (USA)
05/23/2012 - Atlanta (USA)
05/24/2012 - Charlotte (USA)
05/25/2012 - Baltimore (USA) - Maryland Deathfest
05/26/2012 - New York (USA)
05/27/2012 - Boston (USA)

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Electric Wizard Announced For Maryland Deathfest X

ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:

ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
NAUSEA (California)

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