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Latest Atavist News

Below is our complete Atavist 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.

Altar Of Plagues Adds Atavist To UK Tour Dates

As previously reported, after just wrapping up some successful shows with Thou, ALTAR OF PLAGUES will continue to be active on the live circuit in support of the acclaimed "White Tomb" album. Here are the latest Altar Of Plagues tour dates, including the UK dates with ATAVIST.

Sep 17 @ Mukkes Leeuwarden, NL
Sep 18 @ ZXZW/Incubate, Tilburg, NL
Sep 19 @ Baroeg w/Secrets of the Moon/Code/Solistafir, Rotterdam NL
Sep 21 @ GRV, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sep 23 @ Bar Fresa, Liverpool, U.K (w/ ATAVIST)
Sep 24 @ Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham, U.K (w/ ATAVIST)
Sep 25 @ The Gaff, London, U.K (w/ ATAVIST)

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Nadja Announces Tour Dates and Free MP3

NADJA will be hitting the road again at the end of September for dates around North America (including an NYC Halloween appearance curated by NYC underground gurus UNSOUND alongside Black Sun, Steve Moore, and Menace Ruine), followed by a tour of Europe. Tour dates are as follows:

NADJA's North American Tour, Fall 2008:

09/28/08 Sun @ El Mocambo - Toronto, ON (w/ Sons of Otis)
10/03/08 Fri @ TBA - Portland, OR (w/ Troum, Tecumseh)
10/05/08 Sun @ i.am.indust2008 Festival - Oakland, CA (Aidan Baker + Nadja sets)
10/06/08 Mon @ Stork Club - Oakland, CA (w/ Tecumseh, Maleficia)
10/07/08 Tue @ Hemlock - San Francisco, CA (w/ Kris Force, Tecumseh)
10/08/08 Wed @ Relax Bar - Los Angeles, CA (w/ Tecumseh)
10/24/08 Fri @ Tone Deaf Festival - Kingston, ON (TBC)
10/25/08 Sat @ The Music Gallery - Toronto, ON (Aidan Baker show)
10/31/08 Fri @ Fontana's - New York, NY (UNSOUND w/ Black Sun, Steve Moore, Menace Ruine)
11/01/08 Sat @ Il Motore - Montreal, QC (w/ Menace Ruine)

NADJA's Europe Tour, Fall 2008 (some dates to be confirmed): More...

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Winterfylleth Completes Debut Album, Posts MP3

WINTERFYLLETH has completed the recording of their debut album "The Ghost Of Heritage."

Formed with the intention to honour England’s ancestral Anglo-Saxon past, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK’s most devastating doom contingent ATAVIST and likeminded UK comrades WODENSTHRONE) have set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness of England’s historical roots through their folk-influenced vitriolic black metal.

Coining the term English Heritage Black Metal (EHBM), Winterfylleth (which translates into Winter Full Moon in the olde English language) represents the month of October (hence the coinciding release date) and also represents the Anglo-Saxon festival of the arrival of winter. With their "Rise Of The Winter Full Moon" demo, which was done in a very limited run but generated quite a reputable response, said demo displayed a fierce focused vision on what Winterfylleth wants to achieve through their music. And with their "Ghost Of Heritage" debut, this vision becomes even more solidified and fleshed out.

"The Ghost Of Heritage" was mastered by Colin Marston of BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, KRALLICE, DYSRHYTHMIA fame and is set for a mid-October 2008 release. The tracklisting is as follows: More...

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Atavist's "II:Ruined" Release Date Pushed Back

The release date has been set for UK extreme doom metal band ATAVIST's latest album, "II:Ruined." The album will be released on September 4 in the US and September 1 in the UK. This is pushed back from a previously announced July release.

As previously reported, the tracklisting for "II:Ruined" is as follows:

The tracklisting for “II:Ruined” is as follows:

1. I (3:04)
2. II (15:19)
3. III (17:40)
4. IV (7:05)
5. V (16:52)
6. VI (6:23)
7. I Hate The Human Race (Grief Cover)

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New MP3 Excerpt Of Atavist's "III" Online

Profound Lore Records has posted an MP3 excerpt of the track "III" from the upcoming UK extreme doom metal band ATAVIST album "II:Ruined." The full song exceeds 17-minutes.

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Atavist Complete Work On New Album

After a few mastering delays, UK based blackened sludge doom metalers, ATAVIST, have finished laying down the final touches that will define on what will go down as one of the most memorable and extreme doom metal albums to be released this year.

Entitled “II:Ruined”, this beast of Manchester have created an incredible work that will undoubtedly go down as a classic within the annals of this genre. Much like the impact bands like CORRPUTED made with their “El Mundo Frio” album, what KHANATE have done with their self-titled debut, IRON MONKEY with their “Our Problem” masterpiece, or the influential impact that BURNING WITCH had with “Crippled Lucifer”, Atavist are pretty much set to lay waste within the doom metal scene, and carve a new niche while doing so. “II:Ruined” also features guest appearances by UK folk singer Rose Kemp and ex-Iron Monkey/current-day Crippled Black Phoenix guitarist Justin Greaves. The PFL version will also feature a bonus track, namely a Grief cover of ‘I Hate The Human Race’. More...

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