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Negura Bunget

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

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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.

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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:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

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:

MORBID ANGEL
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
SAINT VITUS
ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
SUFFOCATION
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
CONFESSOR
UNSANE
BETHLEHEM (Germany)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
GHOUL
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
MACABRE
HAEMORRHAGE (Spain)
OCTOBER 31
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
NAUSEA (California)
BLOODY PHOENIX

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Negura Bunget Comments On Upcoming Releases

Negura Bunget has issued the following update about working on a trio of projects dubbed the "Transylvanian Trilogy:"

"Negura Bunget is ready to announce the next major step that will shape the evolution of the band in the following years. After the Vîrstele pamîntului album, which got some amazing response from audience and media, we fell it is our purpose to take everything to an even higher level. With this in mind, our next project is a musical and visual trilogy centered around the Transilvanian lands. It is both our personal and band destiny to undertake this exploration and presentation of the things that inspired us since the very beginning. Everybody can rest assure, we are not here to perpetuate the typical stereotypes, but rather unveil the unknown treasures the Transilvanian lands are so rich in. Be prepared to discover a whole new dimension of what these lands are all about.

"Each part of the trilogy will evolve into fully developed musical and visual sides which we are developing together with our friend and visual artist Daniel Dorobantu and our friend and modern composer Dan Popescu.

"The first part of the trilogy, entitled Tau (engl. your) will unveil the natural landscapes, by exploring 9 unique natural places, with their mystique, atmosphere, legends and meanings. The second part will explore the human components, the traditions and practices, the connection with the nature, the way this relation shaped the spiritual horizon of the local inhabitants. The last part will focus on the spiritual elements, the values that defined and made these lands immortal. These are the first completely new materials we are releasing with Lupus Lounge/Prophecy Productions. More...

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Maryland Deathfest X Initial Bands Announced

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:

Morbid Angel
Saint Vitus
Morgoth
Anvil
Suffocation
Church of Misery
Demigod
Ghoul
Unsane
Macabre
The Devil's Blood
Bethlehem
Negura Bunget
Today Is The Day
Ulcerate
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Nausea
Bloody Phoenix

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Negura Bunget Touring With Enslaved

Negura Bunget has issued the following brief update about touring alongside Enslaved:

"We are happy to announce Negura Bunget will tour along Norwegian legends Enslaved on the Circling Above and Within Tour. Originally planned for October 2010, the tour is now re-scheduled for April 2011."

The dates are as follows:

22/04/2011 - London (UK) - Underworld
23/04/2011 - Lille (FR) - Aeronef
24/04/2011 - Limoges (FR) - John Lennon
25/04/2011 - Paris (FR) - Nouveau Casino
27/04/2011 - Zaandam (NL) - De Kade
28/04/2011 - Den Bosch (NL) - W2
29/04/2011 - Lichtenfels (DE) - Ragnarok Festival
30/04/2011 - Antwerpen (BE) - Trix

Negura Bunget also recently posted a new song online for streaming titled "La marginea lumii (Outskirts of the World)." Details are available here.

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Negura Bunget Previews New Track

Romanian progressive metal act Negura Bunget has checked in with the following update:

"We are happy to present a preview track from the upcoming 'Poarta de dincolo' MCD, 'La marginea lumii (Outskirts of the world).' The track is now available on Reverbnation, Facebook and Myspace. The MCD will be released officially on April 25.

"The material was recorded at Negura Music studio. As the name suggests it, 'Poarta de
dincolo' (A gate from the above or Carrying from the other side) focuses on exploring the relation between worlds, either from above, under or beyond... The four tracks of the MCD present a spiritual travel to the possibilities of our inner being, reflected on the world above and beyond, on our ethereal and material being. Symbolical meanings engraved in the deepest corners of our mind open the world’s mysteries… Long forgotten symbols empower the soul to recognize and expand the limits of our very existence. All is inside, all is on the outside.

"'Poarta de dincolo' is the last Negura Bunget material to be released by code666 Records marking the end of a collaboration started almost 10 years ago."

You can check out the trailer for Negura Bunget' live DVD/2CD/boxset "Focul Viu" at this location.

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Agrypnie
Alcest
Battlelore
Bifröst
BlackShore
Bran Barr
Catamenia
Dalriada
Eis
Graveworm
Enslaved
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Månegarm
Kampfar
Odroerir
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Shining
Sahg
Todtgelichter
Thyrfing
Valkyrja
Twilight Of The Gods
Wolfchant
Vrankenvorde

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Negura Bunget's Live DVD/2CD/Box Set Delayed

Negura Bunget's live DVD/2CD/boxset "Focul Viu" has been postponed for two weeks in Europe. The release dates for North America are not affected though. "Focul Viu" will now be released on the following dates:

March 25th (in Germany/Austria)
March 28th (in other European countries)
April 5th (in North America)

"Focul Viu" can be pre-ordered from Prophecy's online shop. In the meantime, here's the teaser trailer for the release: More...

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Triptykon To Play Party.San Festival

The organizers of the Party.San 2011 festival have issued the following announcement about more bands appearing on the bill:

"Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost by Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored to announce the addition of Triptykon to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band's Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.

"Gorguts from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. Gorguts will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget.

"Enslaved are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensemble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage." More...

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Negura Bunget Announces Live DVD Release

Negura Bunget has announced the live DVD "Focul Viu" will be released by Lupus Lounge/Prophecy Production on March 11th 2011 (Germany and Austria) and March 14th (rest of the Europe). The material was recorded in December 2008 at a concert in Bucharest. The full 90 minute concert is set to be released as both a DVD and 2CD set. A trailer for the DVD can also be viewed below.

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Negura Bunget Issues 2010 Recap, 2011 Update

Romanian progressive metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following update:

"2010 was the most intense year in the history of the band. Two albums released, 'Maiestrit' on Prophecy Production and 'Vîrstele Pamîntului' on Code666 Records, followed by a long European tour as headliners (Spirit Of The Land Tour — 47 dates), another tour in autumn (Black Trolls Over Europe — ten dates), some festivals in between (including Hellfest), some lineup changes (guitarists Corb and Spin were replaced by Urzit and Fulmineos), a MCD to symbolically end our ten years cooperation with Code666 Records and a lot of work, all make this year special and unforgettable.

"Figures for 2010: 72 gigs played, two European tours as headliners, more than 50,000 km of driving on our van, 66 answered interviews, more than 10,000 CDs sold.

"We thank everybody who helped us in any way, and we promise we are already focusing on making 2011 even more special!

"The firsts signs are here already, 2011 marks 15 years of Negura Bunget, so all our activities will celebrate this anniversary. We already have the release of the live DVD, 'Focul Viu', set for March, the April tour along Enslaved (which includes a special performance at Ragnarok Festival) and some summer festivals (of which Party. San is already announced). 2011 will also develop one of our most ambitious projects, 'The Transilvanian Trilogy'.

"We hope to meet again as many of you as possible and meanwhile we wish meaningful experiences in the year ahead."

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Negura Bunget Finishing New Album

Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about finishing work on a new release:

"We are proud to announce Negura Bunget is now finishing the work on the upcoming MCD - Poarta de dincolo ('a gate from the above' or 'carrying from the other side'). The material will be recorded again at Negura MUSIC studio. As the name suggests it, the material focuses on exploring the relation between worlds, either from above, under or beyond...

"The MCD is the last Negura Bunget material to be released by code666 Records marking the end of a collaboration started almost 10 years ago. We thank them for all the support and wish them good luck in the future!"

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