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Latest De Profundis News
Below is our complete De Profundis 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.
Italian metal label Kolony Records has inked a brand new distribution deal for all of North America through DisManic via eOne Distribution. The deal will see a North American release late this spring/early summer from De Profundis.
Formed in 2005, U.K. based De Profundis has performed in twenty-two countries, taken part in three international tours including supporting Iron Maiden in India and a tour with Rotting Christ, and multiple major music festivals worldwide including Bloodstock Open Air. The band's unique sound merges influences from multiple extreme metal subgenres all heavily infused with elements of progressive rock and jazz.
With two critically-acclaimed full-length albums -- 2007’s "Beyond Redemption" and 2010’s "A Bleak Reflection" -- already on their resume, De Profundis recorded third album "The Emptiness Within" in London during December 2011, the album then produced by the band and Fernando Pereira (Misanthrope).
The album was then mixed at the Studios Davout in Paris, France (AC/DC, The Rolling Stones,Ozzy Osbourne) and mastered by Tim Turan (Emperor, Motörhead), and bears artwork crafted by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Mayhem, Darkthrone, Absu). The nearly hour-long opus will now see an official upcoming North American release. "The Emptiness Within" track listing is as follows:
1. From The Depths...
3. Silent Gods
4. This Wretched Plague
5. Twisted Landscapes
7. Dead Inside
8. Parallel Existence
9. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace) More...
Noctem has issued the following announcement about joining Marduk on a European tour starting at the end of the month:
"It's time to announce the incorporation of Noctem as special guest to the Serpent Sermon tour 2012 with Marduk and Immolation. This is the seventh time for Noctem touring Europe. After being included in several summer festivals, the band continues presenting their awarded latest album 'Oblivion' (Rising records/Metalblade records)."
Marduk's tour is in support of new album "Serpent Sermon" (reviewed here) and the dates featuring Noctem are:
31.08.2012 (GER) Berlin / K17
01.09.2012 (GER) Leipzig / Theater Fabrik
02.09.2012 (CZ) Ostrava / Barrak Music Club
03.09.2012 (HUN) Budapest / Blue Hell
05.09.2012 (ROM) Bucarest / Fabrica
06.09.2012 (BUL) Sofia / RBF Club
07.09.2012 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
08.09.2012 (GRE) Atheens / Kyttaro Live
09.09.2012 (MAC) Skopje / MKC
10.09.2012 (SER) Beograd / Gun Club
11.09.2012 (CRO) Zagreb / Mochvara
12.09.2012 (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala
13.09.2012 (ITA) Firenze / Garage
14.09.2012 (ITA) Roma / Traffic Live
15.09.2012 (ITA) Trezzo sull'Adda (Mi) / Live Club
The full tour poster with a complete list of Marduk dates can also be viewed below. More...
De Profundis has checked in with the following announcement about working on the band's new album:
"Production for the new De Profundis album, 'The Emptiness Within,' has now been completed. The final mix was completed earlier this week by Fernando Pereira Lopes and De Profundis at the legendary Studios Davout (AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne) in Paris, France. Tim Turan did the mastering at Turan Audio just earlier today.
"Album artwork and album release details will follow shortly.
"De Profundis has now started booking shows for 2012, with the first show showcasing the songs from the new album likely to be at the London concert on 17th March 2012. In addition, the band will be performing in the Netherlands and Belgium on 18th and 19th of May 2012, respectively.
"The Netherlands show is also set to feature the bands Officium Triste and 11th Hour, the latter featuring the legendary drummer Ed Warby. See the 'Tours' section of the website for more details."
U.K. based act De Profundis is currently in the studio working on an upcoming full-length album. The band has now checked in with the following recording update:
"3rd day of drum recording done! 6 out of 8 songs done. Sorry for lack of updates, hope to have some more videos done soon for you guys.
"Anyway our drummer Nick Tingle played some absolutely insane sections that messrs Hellhammer, Reinert and Sandoval et al would have been proud of. Two more days of drums and bass before we move to our studio for stage 2 of recording - guitars and vocals!"
You can also check out previously posted De Profundis rehearsal footage by heading over to this location.
U.K. act De Profundis will begin recording the follow up to the second album “A Bleak Reflection” in November, 2011. The band has now posted more rehearsal footage online, which can be viewed below. De Profundis commented on the clip:
"We share some of the rehearsal footage from 1/10/2011. Most of the rehearsal was spent running through the set for the gigs on the 6th and 8th in Liverpool and London, but we managed to run through and work on some new songs too."
You can also check out the band's previously posted video blog by heading over to this location.
U.K. based act De Profundis has uploaded the first episode of the band's new video blog, which can be viewed below. This week, the guys talk about their new Mayones instruments and the episode also features some rehearsal footage of the new songs. Requests and questions to be covered in future episodes can be sent to De Profundis at band(at)deprofundistheband(dot)com.
De Profundis will begin recording the follow up to the second album “A Bleak Reflection” in November, 2011. The production duties will once again be handled by Fernando Pereira Lopes (Misanthrope, Orakle). The band will be recording 8 new songs, totaling approximately 55 minutes in length.
Shoi Sen (guitar) comments: “The writing this time was really exciting, because this line up has now been recording and touring for the last 2 years, so we have gelled a lot as a unit and this transpired in the writing. The music is faster, more technical and more condensed than in the past. We have already been playing a couple of new songs on the road and judging by the crazy reaction we get for them, I think people will get a shock when they hear this new album. We will be posting regular updates and videos snippets of new songs on our revamped Facebook page so make sure to check it out!”
UK extreme progressive metal band De Profundis will begin recording the follow up to "A Bleak Reflection" (2010) in November. The band will work with producer Fernando Pereira Lopes (Misanthrope, Orakle). The album will consist of eight new tracks for a total of around 55 minutes.
Guitarist Shoi Sen had the following comments on the writing of the new LP: "The process of composition has been really exciting, because this training has been proven both in studio and live for the past 2 years, so this strong union has been poured into the music. The songs are faster, more technical and more immediate than in the past. We have already played a couple of new songs on tour, and judging by the excellent response given by the public, I think the fans will only be excited when they hear the new album. Will post regular updates on our Facebook page when it comes to the studio sessions, so stay tuned!"
De Profundis has posted footage online of the band performing at The Great Indian Octoberfest 2010 in Bangalore. You can check out the clip below.
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about posting a tour diary online from the band's shows in India earlier this year:
"De Profundis toured India in October 2010, playing in 5 cities, including 3 open air festivals and a co-headlining appearance at Kingfisher's Octoberfest 2010 in front of 30,000. You can read more exclusively at the Zero Tolerance magazine website."
The band's Indian tour blog can be read at this location.
De Profundis has issued the following statement about the band celebrating its fifth anniversary:
"Almost exactly 5 years ago, in November 2005, Craig and I met with the intention of starting a new band. And so, De Profundis was born. Now skip forward 5 years.
"2 full-length albums, 51 concerts across 11 countries, 2 international tours, support slots to the likes of Iron Maiden, Nevermore and Opeth, co-headlining a festival in front of 30,000 people.
I'm pretty fuckin' proud of what've achieved so far. It hasn't been an easy ride and we've had to work extremely hard to get where we are now. Thanks to everyone that has supported and believed in us - we simply couldn't have done it without you. Let's see what the next 5 years will bring."
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about scheduling a replacement Chennai show after the cancellation of a previous gig:
"To our friends in Chennai, following on from last night’s statement, here’s the update. As you may have heard the Open Air gig we were schedule to appear at in your city was pulled due to permission issues. However, De Profundis was very keen on maintaining its commitment to play in front of our fans in Chennai. Following a lot of hard work from all of De Profundis’ entourage, we have secured a last gasp gig in Chennai!
"We will now be playing on Thursday 21st October 9pm at Dublin inside the Sheraton Park Hotel. We realize this isn’t the ideal place to have a metal gig, but with one week to go there weren’t many options available. We tried hard to maintain the date of the 22nd, but again it couldn’t be done. So Thursday 21st OCTOBER 9PM it is!
"Now, regarding getting into the venue here’s the deal. Dublin normally charges 750 rupees cover charge for couples (which would include drinks). Our management has explained that metal heads won’t pay that kind of money, and coming as a couple again isn’t really always practical. So we have negotiated an Exclusive Guest List which will give you free access to Dublin for the night, you pay for individual drinks. The catch is you have to email us your full name so we can include it on the guest list. Please email to email@example.com no later than 11am on 21st October otherwise you will end up paying 750 rupees on the door! Dress Code (for men): CLOSED SHOES and FULL PANTS. More...
De Profundis has issued the following update about adding more shows in India:
"We have the final dates for our tour in India in October 2010. It will be our first return to India after performing there last year supporting Iron Maiden and we hope to see many of our Indian fans at the gigs! Our albums 'Beyond Redemption' and 'A Bleak Reflection', which were both released through Sony India, should be available from major retailers throughout the country, so pick up a copy if you haven't already! We have added more songs to our MySpace to better reflect songs we will be playing while on tour, so please take a listen if you haven't already."
The dates are as follows:
10/20 - Delhi - Turquoise Cottage
10/22 - Chennai - Open Air Festival - YMCA Grounds
10/24 - Bangalore - Great Indian October Fest - Palace Ground
10/25 - Guwahati - Shilpgram
10/27 - Shillong - Laban Sports Club Ground
De Profundis has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming live shows in India:
"As you may already know, De Profundis is about to tour India next month in order to promote the band’s new album 'A Bleak Reflection,' which has been released there by Sony BMG earlier this year. This will mark the band’s return to India since our performance alongside Iron Maiden at Rock in India Festival 2009.
"As part of the tour, De Profundis will be the main support act at Great Indian OctoberFest 2010 in Bangalore, performing just before festival headliners Lacuna Coil on Sunday 24th October 2010. We are really looking forward to playing at this amazing festival alongside some excellent Indian metal bands such as Kryptos (with whom we shared the stage at Rock in India ‘09). It will be interesting to play at the same event as several major Bollywood singers – I imagine all those not familiar with De Profundis will be in for quite a shock – or should that be 'total sonic annihilation'?! Either way, we’re working hard to prepare a very special set for our Indian fans.
"As previously announced, De Profundis will also be performing at YMCA Grounds in Chennai on 22nd October 2010. More tour dates will follow shortly."
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows in India:
"We are really excited to announce to all our fans in India, that De Profundis will be touring there this coming October. As of now we can confirm the following 2 shows:
22nd October - Chennai - Chennai Open Festival - YMCA Ground
24th October - Bangalore - The Great Indian October Fest - Royal... Place Ground
"More dates to follow so stay tuned..."
De Profundis has posted a live compilation clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip: "Here is a short promotional compilation video of De Profundis performing live at various venues around Europe and Asia. We hope you enjoy it!"
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about releasing the album "A Bleak Reflection" in India and working on new material:
"I am pleased to confirm the release date of our new second album 'A Bleak Reflection' in India as 21st June 2010 via Sony BMG. Sony did a great job with our first album, so we look forward to having our new record available to our Indian fans. Hopefully we'll be back with a tour soon...
"As you will have gathered, the band is now safely back from the European tour with Ragnarok and Noctem - cheers guys! - and we have started working on material for the new album, whilst keeping up our live schedule. Upcoming shows include Paris next week (10th June at The Star) and headlining set at the Terrorizer magazine Grindhouse event in Birmingham on 26th June (@ Scruffy Murphy's). More news soon - see you on the road."
Noctem has announced European tour dates with Ragnarok (Norway) and De Profundis (UK). This will be the third European tour for Noctem and their second in this year.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
02 May - Escape Metalcorner Vienna (Austria)
03 May - Skullcrusher Dresden (Germany)
04 May - Ucho Gdynia (Poland)
05 May - Alte Zuckerfabrick Rostock (Germany)
08 May - JOC Ieper (Belgium)
09 May - Vera Club Groningen (Netherlands)
12 May - Steinbruch Theater Darmstadt (Germany)
London metallers De Profundis are the latest band to be confirmed for the Infernal Damnation VII festival, which takes place at London's Camden Underworld on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Other confirmed bands for the festival include: Ragnarok, Negura Bunget, Necro Ritual, Fen, Episode 13,The Way Of Purity, and Iceni. The promotional poster for the Infernal Damnation VII festival can be viewed here.
London metallers De Profundis have issued the following update about streaming their entire new album online for one week:
"Hailz, even though our new album ‘A Bleak Reflection’ has only just been released today, we have already been informed that several sources, including Amazon.co.uk and Play.com have already sold out their first stock of the album. Thank you to everyone who has already ordered the CD so far – your support means a lot to us!! We are now making sure that all retailers have the second batch of CDs as quickly as possible. Fear not, however, there is no supply shortage - you can now also buy the album directly from us.
"As a way of saying ‘Thank you’ to everyone that has taken in interest in us, and to mark the occasion of the release of our second album on Kolony Records, we will be making the WHOLE album available to stream from MySpace and Last.fm. All the songs from the new album (totalling almost 70 minutes!) will be featured on our MySpace and Last.fm pages for ONE WEEK ONLY, after which the number of new songs will be reduced. This will give you the chance to check out the whole album – but as always, this comes with a catch – for a limited time only… Hurry while the stocks last!… or something like that. Anyway, we hope you enjoy the tracks. There should be some exciting news on the live front soon, check back soon…"
London metallers De Profundis have posted a teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "A Bleak Reflection," which can be viewed below. "A Bleak Reflection" will be released in Europe and the U.S. on February 1st, 2010.