"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1994
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Eyefear News

Below is our complete Eyefear 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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Eyefear Posts New Album Teaser

Australian act Eyefear has posted a teaser trailer for the new album "The Inception of Darkness," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on a pre-order package:

"Eyefear's new album, 'The Inception Of Darkness' is now available for pre-order! We have negotiated a special pre-order price of the LTD EDT digi pak w/3 bonus tracks, + a signed A3 sized album release poster + the band will sign the CD. This is limited to the first 50 people. Grab the new merch while you are there as well! Get it all from this location." More...

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Eyefear Reveals New Album Artwork

Australia's Eyefear has revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming new album "The Inception of Darkness" and follow-up to "The Unseen." Check out the artwork below, or listen to Eyfear's music over at the band's MySpace page. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Eyefear Issues New Album Update

Australian act Eyefear has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "The Inception of Darkness" album:

"Greetings all, we are proud to announce our first show for the year. Details below. After a very long break from the live circuit we are really looking forward to performing a new song or 2 off our soon to be released new CD The Inception Of Darkness.

"Recording now is at it's final stages and at the end of the month Tommy Hansen (Jailhouse Studio's) will mix and master. Horns Up."

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Eyefear Announces New Album Title

Australia's Eyefear has checked in with the following update about the title and release of the band's upcoming album:

"Greetings all. To say this is well overdue would be an understatement. But we are back and ready to unleash our new CD titled... 'The Inception of Darkness!' Release will be some time around September - October this year and we will be revealing more and more details as the release date approaches.

"So what has been happening behind the scenes and why the long silence. We just wanted to step away and really focus on the wring of the new CD. We took a totally different approach to The Unseen which was written and recorded in six months. The new material is by far some of the darkest and most complex music we have ever written so their was a lot of time spent on every little detail.

"Another major reason is that Kosta needed time to set up his home studio were all the preproduction was done and most of the instruments were recorded. We are really looking forward to getting back on stage and we can announce that we will be supporting the mighty Blind Guardian on their Australian tour along with our very close friends Black Majesty.

"Blind Guardian tour dates - Friday 30th September at The Factory Theatre Sydney and Sunday 2nd October at Billboard The Venue Melbourne

"Last month we had a fantastic photo shoot at the amazing Montsalvat Castle and below you can check out a photo of the band and if you head over to this location you can check out footage of Seb performing parts of the new songs on the piano in the Great Hall. Thank you all for being patience and your support."

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Eyefear Comments On New Album

Australia's Eyefear has issued the following update about an upcoming live show and new information about an upcoming album:

"Greetings, we can announce that we are playing for the first time ever in Frankston with special guest British Steel (Judas Priest cover band). We are really looking forward to show. Full details below. Writing for the new as yet untitled album is going along very smoothly.

"The new material that has been completed is sounding very symphonic, dark and epic and most importantly very HEAVY! We have also found a new label which we will be announcing in the coming days. Horns Up!"

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Eyefear Writing New Album

Australian metallers Eyefear have issued the following update about writing material for a new album:

"Greetings everyone, it's time to start revealing some of the news we promised a few weeks ago.
Eyefear and Intromental management have decided in mutual agreement to stop the collaboration. Both parties believe the time has come for the band to seek new opportunities after the demise of their former record label Dockyard 1. We want to thank Claus and Lars for 7 great years of work and spreading the name of Eyefear across the world. Writing is well underway for the new as yet untitled album and we will be revealing more news in the comings days."

You can also check out Eyefear tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Eyefear Issues Band Update

Australian metallers Eyefear have issued the following update about the band's activity:

"Greetings everyone, it sure has been a while since we have had any updates posted and going by the amount of e-mails we have received I guess we better post some news! Their has been a lot going on behind the scenes which unfortunately we can not get into at the moment but rest assured all will be revealed very soon. This has slowed down writing process some what but their will be some major changes in the band but not line up changes! Once it is all sorted which will not be long we will let you all know.

"One thing we can tell you all of course is that we will be playing with our very close friends Black Majesty for their CD launch. We are really looking forward to the night and hope to see you all their. Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks!"

Sample Eyefear tracks can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Eyefear To Record New Album

Australian metallers Eyefear have issued the following update about recording a new album:

"Greetings, 09 is now over and what a year it has been for Eyefear, we have seen the arrivals of 2 very talented guy's Evan and Seb join the band and we played more shows this year than we have in the last 5! The only thing missing was a trip overseas and yes we did get very close to playing at ProgPower Scandinavia but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

"Which brings us to 2010. At the moment we are taking a few weeks off and we will begin writing for the new album. We are also organizing some very special shows which I really do hope we can pull off because I think they are way overdue but more on this later. As for the direction of the new album well, all I can say for now is expect something even darker than The Unseen. One element i really would like to add to the new album is a little more speed but time will tell.

"Screamfest was an absolute blast and was great hanging out with all the bands. I think we played our best show for quite some time and the crowd was simply amazing. Thank you so much for your support. A big thank you to Just Say Rock for not only having us on the bill but for putting on a very good festival that was very professionally run. Last but not least we would like to thank you all for your support, it has been a great year and you all play a big part."

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Video Interview With Eyefear Available Online

Guitarist Con Papazoglou of Australian metallers Eyefear recently conducted a video interview with Just Say Rock in which he discusses this year's Screamfest. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Eyefear Posts Australian Metal Awards Footage

Eyefear has posted a video online of their performance of the song "Always Reasons" at the Australian Metal Awards. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Eyefear Announces "The Unseen" Australian Tour

Australian progressive/melodic metal band Eyefear has announced an Australian tour in support of their latest album, "The Unseen," running from October into November. This tour follows their appearances with Queensryche later this month and precedes their Screamfest appearance at the end of the year.

Eyefear will be heading out across Australia in support of their latest album and taking in shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and a very special performance in Sydney at the Australian Metal Awards. Here are the tour dates:

Friday, October 9@ The Enigma Bar, ADELAIDE, SA with guests: Black Orchid, Quest & Satoria
Saturday, October 10@ The Espy Gershwin Room, MELBOURNE, VIC with guests: Sleepmakeswaves, Sentience (EP Launch), Teramaze & Aronora
Friday, October 16@ Montrothic (Rosies Live), BRISBANE, QLD with guests: Empyrean, Aeternitas (EP launch) & Rishathra
Saturday, November 7@ The Forum (Entertainment Quarter) - Australian Metal Awards, SYDNEY, NSW with Sadistik Execution, Five Star Prison Cell, Killrazer & more

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Eyefear Confirmed For Screamfest 2009

Eyefear has issued the following announcement about confirming their appearance at Australia's Screamfest:

"Greetings. We are proud to announce that Eyefear have been confirmed to take part in one of the biggest metal events ever to take place in Australia Screamfest 09. This promises to be a huge event. Hope to see you all their !!! Horns Up !!!"

The two day festival is set to take place on December 31st and January 1st in Sydney. Other confirmed bands for the Screamfest include: Cynic, Dark Funeral, Destroyer 666, Destruction, Edguy, Ensiferum, Rotting Christ, Sonata Arctica, Black Majesty, Virgin Black, and Vanishing Point.

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Queensryche Australian Tour Support Announced

Conducting a world tour on the back of their latest release, “American Soldier,” Queensrÿche has included Australia on its itinerary and will perform what will be known as Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire.

The support acts for the upcoming Queensrÿche tour have also been announced and they are:

Perth - 27th August - Capitol (over 18) w/ Voyager (WA), Darker Half (NSW)
Brisbane - 29 th August - HI FI Bar ( over 18) w/ Arcane (Qld), Darker Half (NSW)
Melbourne - 30 th August - BIllboards (over 18) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Sydney - 31st August - Metro Theatre (All Ages) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)

Tickets are now available from www.JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).

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Melbourne's Festival de la Grenouille Announced

FESTIVAL DE LA GRENOUILLE (Festival of the Frog), brings together eight of Melbourne’s leading metal bands, for a night of metal across two stages. The event, supported by both MetalObsession.net and OzProg, is only $15 and takes place at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on July 31, 2009.

Melbourne band Ne Obliviscaris acquired a new lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, from France in August, 2008. And with his current visa expiring this August, Benjamin’s main hope of staying in Australia long term is a "Distinguished Talent" visa that would extend his stay in Australia at least another 4 years. The only catch, is that it costs more money to apply than he or the band has, (typical broke metal musicians!) and so this amazing line-up has been put together to raise the money for Benjamin’s visa, to help keep him in Australia long term; to help "keep a frog an Aussie."

As well as the amazing line-up of Eyefear, Ne Obliviscaris, Alarum, Be’lakor, The Ocularis Infernum, In Malice’s Wake and A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Festival De La Grenouille also marks the live debut of a new tech/death band, Primordial Space, featuring Benjamin Baret (guitar) and Brendan Brown (bass) from Ne Obliviscaris and brothers Miles and Glenn Krenzin (drums and guitar respectively).

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Eyefear Recruits New Keyboardist Seb Schneider

Eyefear has issued the following statement about recruiting a new keyboard player:

"We'd like to welcome the newest member of EYEFEAR - Seb Schneider !!!!

"We are extremely happy to have found someone that not only is he a great musician but will contribute to the writing process for the next album and just as important is a great guy. It really feels like a fresh start with both Seb and Evan now in the band and we are really looking forward to playing some great shows in the next few months and then of course begin writing the next album.

"Here a few words from Seb himself - As the new keyboard player for eyefear i feel extremely privileged to have been asked to come on board to replace the awesome sammy giaccotto whose previous work with the band has been phenomenal and whose shoes will be challenging to fill.

"But after many a rehearsal with the boys I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun and hopefully many more years to create the kind of music Eyefear have been recognized for over the last decade. Personally I'm looking forward to bringing a fresh element to the band and can only hope that you guys out there won't be disappointed.

"hope to see you at the shows"

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Line-Up Announced For Festival De La Grenouille

The Festival De La Grenouille (Festival of the Frog) will take place on July 31st at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. The currently confirmed line-up for the festival will be as follows:

Ne Obliviscaris
The Ocularis Infernum
In Malice's Wake
A Million Dead Birds Laughing
Primordial Space

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Eyefear Parts Ways With Keyboardist

Eyefear has issued the following statement about parting ways with their keyboardist:

"It is with great regret that our long time keyboard player Sammy Giaccotto has decided to leave EYEFEAR. We wish him all the best and thank him for his contribution. It's been an awesome ride !!!!!! On the positive side we will be introducing our new keyboard player in the next few days."

Sammy Giaccotto also made the following announcement about his departure:

"Life is full of many decisions, and this was by far one of the most difficult I’ve had to make. More...

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Eyefear Issues Band Update

Eyefear has issued the following update about acquiring a new member and preparing for upcoming live shows:

"Greetings everybody,

"It has been a while since we have posted any news so as expected their is lots to fill you in with. Firstly their has been another line up change in the band. We will be introducing the new member that has joined in the next few days. All I can say for now is that he is an unbelievable talent and will not disappoint. Also we have a heap of shows we will be announcing over the next few weeks. I'm sure a lot of you have already heard they we will be performing at this years Australian Metal Awards in Sydney. We are really looking forward to what should be a great night. For full details and tickets go here.

"We are just waiting for confirmations for shows in Melbourne , Brisbane and Adelaide also so once we have all the details confirmed we will let you all know. I can also tell you that we will be supporting Queensryche in Melbourne and Sydney. Thanks for all the mail we have been receiving over the last few weeks. It's great to see that people haven't forgotten about us."

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Australian's Rock Out Festival Postponed

Australia's recently announced Rock Out Festival has been postponed until later this year. Here's the update from the organizers:

“MTD4 and Blade Promotions after consultation with the venues and major stakeholders including the International Artists, have decided that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned to postpone the event to Sept/Oct this year.

"The new dates will be advised as soon as possible.

"We anticipate announcing additional headline bands to join those previously listed as the postponement allows us to restore the event to our original concept including multiple stages, all ages ticketing and camping at all sites.

"We apologise if this postponement causes any inconvenience to those that have already purchased tickets to our event and encourage them to contact us directly - contact@rockoutfestivals.com.au"

The original festival dates that have been postponed are:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

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Twisted Sister, Rose Tattoo Added to Rockout Fest

American glam rockers Twisted Sister have been announced as the new headliner for the Australian east coast’s Rockout Festival, that will be hitting up Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April. Also recently added to the line-up includes Rose Tattoo, Black Majesty and Five Star Prison Cell. More acts will be added in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Tickets are on sale now to the general public at Ticketek. For information on tickets and locations, visit rockoutfestivals.com.au.

Here are the festival dates:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

The lineup so far is as follows: More...

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