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Dour Cursiva

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From: RI, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Dour Cursiva News

Below is our complete Dour Cursiva 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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Dour Cursiva Calls It Quits, Members Form New Band

Rhode Island metal band Dour Cursiva is calling it quits and three of its members will be forming a new band. In the bands own words:

"Dour Cursiva is calling it quits. Due to recent member changes, which were left unannounced until now, along with a general refocus of musical direction, the rest of us remaining decided that it would be best to retire the Dour Cursiva name. We leave this project with no ill will toward anyone, and nothing but the best experiences behind. We have no plans of playing a final show as Dour Cursiva.

"Thank you to David Cavalieri, Kevin Pires, Joe Valerio, Eric Zabinski, and Josh Aguiar for their effort and involvement in Dour. Thank you to Ethan and Hold True Recordings for all of his hard work and dedication in supporting the release of "Voices Through Wires." We are very proud of that album and encourage you to pick it up through Ethan at http://www.holdtrue.com. Thanks to Ian van Opijnen for his help in making that album sound the way it does.

"We could thank a million and one people and bands for supporting us, encouraging us, hooking us up with shows, creating artwork or taking pictures for us, or just being solid friends throughout the whole deal. It would be long-winded and self-indulgent. So, thank you to everyone who supported us or shared in this experience with us.

"Expect a new website with a sort of retrospective of our various stages of a band to be posted when get down to that."

Dour Cursiva was:

Jake Neves - V
Ryan Murphy-D
David Cavalieri-G
Brian Williams-G

Kevin Pires-V
Joe Valerio-B
Josh Aguiar-V
Eric Zabinski-D

David Cavalieri's also wrote a personal farewell: More...

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Dour Cursiva Seeks New Bassist

Rhode Island's Dour Cursiva is looking for a new bassist. Candidates must be able to play weekend shows and regional tours, practice 2-3 days per week, possess transportation and equipment, and be a dedicated and serious musician. Contact the group at dour_cursiva@hotmail.com for additional information.

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Hold True Recordings Sends Update On Food Drive

Hold True Recordings has sent in the following post-drive update about the recent food drive they were involved with:

"Hold True Recordings (Bolton, MA) and 91.5fm WUML (Lowell, MA) held a very successful 'on-air' food drive featuring live performances by Beautiful Gorgeous, Dour Cursiva and Acariya. The event brought in a healthy amount of non-perishable caned food and toiletries for the Operation: Military Kids Emergency Food Program, which is housed at the Quinsigamond Village Community Center, in Worcester Ma. Dave Johnson, the director of the QVCC has informed HTR that the food program has taken some major hits over the past few months. Local stores and grocery chains have been opting to sell their dented and dinged caned food to Ocean State Job Lot rather than donate it as they had in the past. This of course means trouble for the families of deployed veterans, whose household income is disrupted from long deployments and re-deployments overseas, who now must depend on the programs 'on demand' food rations. With the projected price of food to increase beyond the rate of inflation from 2008-2010 HTR and WUML's efforts could not be more desperately needed."

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Hold True Benefit Concert To Be Broadcast Online

The previously reported Hold True Recordings and 91.5FM WUML benefit show takes place tonight. Hold True Recordings and WUML will be hosting a benefit show to collect food for the Operation: Military Kids Emergency Food Program. The show will have live on-air performances by HTR artists:

Beautiful Gorgeous
Dour Cursiva

They will be taking donations of non-perishable caned food at the station. The address is:

1 University Ave
Lowell, Massachusetts

You can also stream the benefit concert over the web on WUML.org.

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Dour Cursiva Fans Shut Down WRIU Twice In A Night

WRIU’s DJ Ms. Meghan had to stop her show “Cupcakecore” twice, once in the middle of a song, to ask people to stop putting in requests for Dour Cursiva’s “Voices Through Wires.” The people’s demands were finally met at 11 sharp with the albums opening track: “Pro Patria Mori”, and was encored again later in the show with “Canals Are Not Rivers”.

You can tune in to the metal portion of Cupcakecore at 11pm every Thursday on 90.3 fm WRIU (www.WRIU.org).

Dour Cursiva's "Voices Through Wires" hits the streets this coming Monday, Jan 21st.

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Dour Cursiva Announce Tour Dates

Rhode Island metal band Dour Cursiva has lined up a handful of tour dates in support of their new album. Here are the latest tour dates:

12/26 Fairhaven, MA @ Fairhaven VFW
1/4 New Jersey @ TBA
1/5 Gloversville, NY @ The Upper Deck
1/6 Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
1/11 Bangor, ME @ The Underground w/ Beautiful Gorgeous
1/12 Fairhaven, MA @ Fairhaven VFW w/ Beautiful Gorgeous
1/13 New Haven, CT @ Peoples Center w/ Beautiful Gorgeous
1/26 Providence, RI @ The Jeep Shop

As previously reported, Dour Cursiva recently signed a record deal with Hold True Recordings for the release of their debut full-length, "Voices Through Wires" and the 35+ minute effort is expected this winter.

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Dour Cursiva Signs with Hold True Recordings

Rhode Island metal band Dour Cursiva has signed a recording contract with Hold True Recordings for the release of their debut full-length, "Voices Through Wires." The 35+ minute effort will be available this winter.

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