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De Profundis

Formed: 2005
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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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.

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De Profundis Parts Ways With Drummer

De Profundis has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Nick Tingle:

"END OF AN ERA: It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Nick Tingle (drums) and De Profundis have parted ways after six years together. Nick was an essential part in forging De Profundis sound from the second album onwards and during this time we had the privilege to watch him mature as a drummer and musician overall.

"After years of doing music for practically no remuneration Nick has discovered the world of permanent employment and earning money in the process. We came together to the conclusion that he wouldn’t be able to contribute to the band like he has in the past and therefore didn’t want to hold us back.

"Although we didn’t know it at the time, Bloodstock turned out to be his last show with De Profundis and ironically it was his first gig with us back in 2008! Nice way to bow out.

"As sad a departure as this is, De Profundis has gathered a lot of momentum since the release of the Frequencies EP which we couldn’t let slip. We are therefore proud to welcome Tom Atherton (Carpathia, Phyrexia) to our ranks as our new drummer.

"For those of you who came to see us on the Malevolent Creation tour, you may have noticed Tom on the drums already as he was depping for Nick. Tom kindly stepped in a the last minute and learnt the songs in one week and had two rehearsals with us before setting off for what turned out to be our best tour so far. If you know what the drumming on a De Profundis song requires then you will understand what an incredible feat that was. When the position for a new drummer opened Tom was keen on joining us and taking the band forward.

"So please join us in welcoming Tom to De Profundis and once again we would like to thank Nick for all his hard work and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. You will be missed but not forgotten.

"See you all shortly on the road." More...

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De Profundis Streaming New EP

De Profundis has released all four tracks from the upcoming "Frequencies" EP, including a cover of Death's "Crystal Mountain." Check out all the songs below.

The EP will be available to download for free starting on June 19th at the De Profundis Bandcamp page here.

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De Profundis Streaming "Singularity"

De Profundis is gearing up to release a new EP titled "Frequencies," which will be made available online as a free download this coming June 20th.

After previously streaming the song "A Strange Awakening" online, today De Profundis releases another track from the EP. Check out the song "Singularity" below. More...

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De Profundis To Release Free EP

De Profundis will be releasing the "Frequencies" EP on June 20th as a free download. You can hear the track "A Strange Awakening" below, and this coming Friday another track from the EP is due to hit the digital airwaves.

"Frequences" was recorded at Barking Dog Studios and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Fernando Pereira Lopes at Studios Davout in Paris.

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De Profundis Mixing Album

U.K. based band De Profundis has been busy working on a new album this year, and now the group has issued the following brief update:

"The first mix of the new De Profundis album has been delivered by Fernando The Terminator and it sounds killer!!!! Details about release schedule coming soon."

This new album will follow previous full-length "The Emptiness Within," and you can check out photos from the recording studio at the De Profundis Facebook page. More...

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Dimmu Borgir And More Confirmed For Bloodstock

With Bloodstock twenty weeks away, there’s still plenty to announce as yet more bands rack up for this year’s event at Catton Park, taking place between August 7th to 10th, 2014.

Dimmu Borgir is set to be Friday’s main stage special guest and will be playing the band's only U.K. show in 2014 at Bloodstock. The band is hard at work on new material planned for release later this year. Comments Shagrath:

“We are excited for our return to Bloodstock 2014, the one and only UK festival we do this year. It will be a special event for sure, without revealing too much, but a 20th anniversary show will not go unnoticed. Await the return of symphonic darkness.”

Bloodstock is also pleased to reveal an extra special late night performance from Texas groove metal kings, Hellyeah. The band will be taking the roof off the Sophie big top stage late on Saturday, performing after the stage headliners, Sister Sin. The band’s legendary drummer, Vinnie Paul comments: “Bloodstock is one of the best festivals to play anywhere in the world!! Hellyeah is very excited to be a part of it again! Get your game face on and let’s rip this one up! Cheers!! I’m Vinnie Paul and I approve this message!!”

Grabbing an opening slot on Friday’s main stage will be homegrown extreme metal outfit, Bloodshot Dawn. More...

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De Profundis Issues Recording Update

U.K. outfit De Profundis is currently in the studio working on an upcoming release, and the band has now issued the following update:

"Barking Dog Studio update day 4: Nick has completed the drums for 9 songs out of the 11 to be recorded. Tomorrow should be the last day of drum tracking.

"Arran has been laying down some more bass lines. Paul and Shoi should start laying down some guitars from Tuesday onwards."

For more recording updates and photos from the studio, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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MetalRecusants Releases Free Compilation

Today sees the release of the first ever MetalRecusants digital compilation titled "Chants of Death: Vol. 1." The compilation is completely free to stream or download at Bandcamp or in the player below. Artwork was designed by MetalRecusants reviewer Ricardo Esparza. The track listing is as follows:

1. Masachist - Drilling the Nerves
2. Corpse Garden - Burnt by the Light
3. Gortal - Crimens Sollicitationis
4. Nephelium - Burial Ground
5. De Profundis -Dead Inside
6. Decaying - Code Name Overlord
7. Sphere - Homo Hereticus
8. Praesepe – Weakness
9. Haiduk - Black Wind
10. Embrional - The Last Step Into Nothingness
11. Tyrants Blood - Spiral Sea
12. Deivos - Absolute of Hatred
13. Annihilation - Sacrifice of Existence
14. Dismanibus - Blood From A Stone
15. Into Darkness - Levy 9's Death
16. Blood Mortized -Unleashing the Hounds
17. Desolator - Infernal Gathering
18. Just Before Dawn - As Death Breaks the Surface
19. Dormant Ordeal - The Animal
20. Auroch - Slaves to a Flame Undying
21. Resurgency - Craniums of Slain Disciples
22. Engulfed - Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
23. Ectovoid - Splintered Phantasm More...

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De Profundis Streaming Full Album Online

"The Emptiness Within," the third full-length from London’s De Profundis, will be released in North America this Tuesday, June 4th.

Following its successful European release in 2012 via Italy-based Kolony Records, the label’s new stateside distribution through eOne will deliver the band’s distinctive infusion of progressive/jazz metal with modern black metal aggressiveness, captured with more precision than ever on the complex and infectious album, to fans on this side of the globe.

To help bring the news out to metal fans everywhere, New Noise Magazine is streaming "The Emptiness Within" alongside a comprehensive track-by-track breakdown of the entire album written by De Profundis. Check it all out right here, or stream the album below. More...

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De Profundis Album Seeing North American Release

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...
2. Delirium
3. Silent Gods
4. This Wretched Plague
5. Twisted Landscapes
6. Release
7. Dead Inside
8. Parallel Existence
9. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace) More...

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Noctem Joining Marduk On Tour

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...

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De Profundis Finishes New Album

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."

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De Profundis Issues Recording Update

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.

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De Profundis Posts Rehearsal Footage

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.

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De Profundis Posts New Video Blog

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!”

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De Profundis To Begin Recording Third Album

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!"


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De Profundis Posts Bangalore Live Footage

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.

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De Profundis Posts Indian Tour Blog

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.

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De Profundis Comments On Fifth Anniversary

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."

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De Profundis Announces Replacement Chennai Show

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 management@deprofundistheband.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...

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