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De Profundis

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

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.

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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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De Profundis Announces More Indian Shows

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

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De Profundis Comments On Upcoming Shows In India

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."

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De Profundis Announces Indian Shows

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..."

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De Profundis Posts Live Compilation Clip

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!"

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De Profundis To Release Album In India

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."

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Noctem Announces European Tour Dates

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)

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De Profundis To Perform At Infernal Damnation VII

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.

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De Profundis Streaming Entire New Album

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…"

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De Profundis Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

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.

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De Profundis Announces Record Release Show

London metallers De Profundis have issued the following announcement about a record release show:

"Hailz, we are very pleased to announce that to coincide with the release of our second album 'A Bleak Reflection' in UK and Europe on 1st February 2010, De Profundis will be taking part in a very special one-off show at the Underworld, London, where we will perform at this year's Manifest along with Hecate Enthroned (UK), Abused Majesty (POL), Nierty (UK) and Achren (UK).

"Our new album and brand new merch that features the new album artwork will be available to purchase. The band will be more than happy to sign any items, provided you can prise us away from the bar for long enough! Tickets are available from The World's End Pub / The Underworld box office, Baltic Market (336 Kilburn High Road) and online at ticketweb."

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De Profundis Posts Live Video Clips Online

London metallers De Profundis have posted two live video clips online, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clips:

"Hailz, here are two videos of De Profundis live in action at Club Suburbia in Bucharest, Romania. They were filmed on 23rd August 2009 and appear courtesy of youtube user ‘handofdiscordia’ - cheers! Whilst the sound quality isn't perfect, the videos are still pretty cool and give an idea of the power of a De Profundis live show. This was actually our first show with Arran on the bass. Hope you guys enjoy them!!

"P.S. clip 1 is most of ‘Ablaze in Autumn's Fire’, whilst clip 2 features ’Crimson Black Bleeding’ (most of it) and ‘Nocturnal Splendour’ (right at the very the end). All three tracks are off our new album ‘A Bleak Reflection’." More...

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De Profundis Signs To Kolony Records

London, UK-based progressive extreme metal band De Profundis have inked a deal with Kolony Records to release their second album “A Bleak Reflection” in Europe. The album was recorded in June/July 2009 with producer Fernando Pereira Lopes and mastered by Tim Turan.

Commented the label: “Kolony Records are very proud of this signing and would like to welcome De Profundis to the label’s roster. We were blown away by the band’s musical style (an original mix of black-death-doom and, why not, some progressive metal) from the moment we listened to their promo. The guys showed a lot of professionalism during all our discussions and we were really impressed with the international live experience of De Profundis. The band has a proven track record when it comes to live performances, having landed high profile gigs with likes of Iron Maiden, Nevermore, and Annihilator in both the UK and abroad. De Profundis has already performed in Greece, France, Portugal, Romania and India; the band is currently finalizing plans to tour Europe on a wider scale during 2010. That's the kind of band we like to work with!”

The band stated, "Right from the first communication, we have been very impressed by Kolony Records’ professional and honest approach. Following countless emails and a face-to-face meeting with the label manager Lorenzo Marchello, we are confident that we have found the right label to release our new album and help De Profundis to reach the next level. We are very happy to be the part of the Kolony family and look forward to working with them for many years to come." More...

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De Profundis Reveals New Album Artwork

De Profundis has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for their new album "A Bleak Reflection:"

"Following several months of close collaboration between ourselves and artist Darryll Jones, I am very happy to reveal the artwork for the new De Profundis album 'A Bleak Reflection.' The artwork came out being an extremely powerful and emotive addition to the music. Indeed, the artwork tells the story of the album - that's probably as close as I will ever come to saying that this is a concept album... Without further ado, here is the front cover of 'A Bleak Reflection.'

"The album will be released in early 2010 and will come with a very cool 12-page booklet. More news on the release itself very soon! In other news, De Profundis will be making its first trip to the North of England and Scotland to alongside Wodensthrone at the following dates: The Independent, Sunderland - 27 Nov 2009 (with Bong, Wodensthrone), Bannermans, Edinburgh - 28 Nov 2009 (with Haar, Cnocantursa, Wodensthrone) See you on the road!"

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Sixth Episode of The Flaming Skull Podcast Online

Once again India's India's first and only enhanced podcast "The Flaming Skull Podcast" releases it's 6th episode, which in fact is a special episode according to the metalheads behind this Podcast.

Malcolm Soans and Roydon Bangera commented - "We talk about ‘the global village’ everyday. But the question we ask here is do we know our neighbours? Today, we want to talk about our sub-continent- India and our neighbours. Like any nice neighbourhood we get friendly, we get hostile but that’s all in a day’s work. We are in every sense next door to every country around us and we were thinking…just thinking..May be its time we get to know our neighbours better and we should start the initiative to that.

The flaming skull podcast is a download-able radio show dedicated to the promotion of metal bands. TFS is just any other form of entertainment media, but in our path we ended up finding our cause. To be honest, TFS never started out thinking beyond spreading good Metal. But as we did that we started realizing that there is more to our sub-continent then what we thought. In the past few months, as we spoke to many metal bands from the Indian sub-continent. We realized we DESERVE a sense of oneness which can in turn support the talent we have. And we cannot be waiting for that to be bestowed upon us. We needed to find our means to achieve that, than wait for it to be given to us. This came to us gradually as through 5 episodes we slowly got to know ‘our neighbors’. Music is a language that has no boundaries, as cliché as it is to quote that we know it is true. Metal genres are no exception to that. We can and we should use it to set aside other boundaries that pull us back.

With the 6th episode of TFS coming out this Saturday we thought we should take this further. On this episode will be featured bands from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan and India. This initiative is not just to vouch for good metal, but to extend our hands out to our brothers and support them. Our medium is metal, we bond over it we respect each other through it and will grow with it to recognize our artist as one’s with an distinct identity.

Global unification, as defined by many people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, and you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. Why? Simply because having it does not imply we are using it well. We are TRYING to work on this. We are not here for meaningless propaganda, we have a aim in mind which we wanted to share with you. So if you can do tune into the 6th episode of The flaming skull podcast at http://tfspodcast.blogspot.com/ on 26th of September. Support the metal scene, Support your sub-continent.

Destroy our countries borders for we are one, together we stand as the united metal nations"

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