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Urn

Formed: 1994
From: Tampere, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Urn News

Below is our complete Urn 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.

Diabolical Issues Tour Recap

Diabolical has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent tour dates with Interment and Urn:

"We are back after two weeks on the road doing 11 gigs with URN and INTERMENT. It was a great tour, and we wish to express our gratitude to Dreamtide for a great organization, URN and INTERMENT for a good time, the crew, the promoters, and of course all the people coming to the concerts!

"Uploaded various photos on the sites today. If you have anything related to the tour such as live footage etc., feel free to get in touch."

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Urn Updates "Black Steel Worship" Tour

As was previously announced, Urn is setting out on the "Black Steel Worship" tour in November, with support from Interment and Diabolical. The tour routing has been changed, and the currently announced dates and locations are as follows:

24.11 Sweden - Stockholm - Sugarbar (Diabolical headlining)
25.11 Germany - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
26.11 The Netherlands - Tilburg - 013
27.11 Germany - Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
28.11 Italy - Brescia - Decimo Secolo
30.11 Slovenia - Ljubljana - Channel Zero
01.12 Slovakia - Bratislava - Randal Club
02.12 Slovakia - Banska Bystrica - Tirish Pub
03.12 Czech Republic - Slavonice - Kawarna
04.12 Germany - Bitterfeld - Festung
05.12 Germany - Berlin - Blackland

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Urn Announces "Black Steel Worship" Tour

Urn will be embarking on the European "Black Steel Worship" tour with support from Diabolical and Interment this November. The currently announced dates are as follows:

24.11 Sweden - Stockholm - Sugarbar (Diabolical headlining)
25.11 Germany - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
26.11 The Netherlands - Tilburg - 013 (With Misery Index, Grave, Arsis)
27.11 Germany - Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
28.11 Italy - Bergamo - Decimo Secolo
30.11 Slovenia - Ljubljana - Channel Zero
01.12 Slovakia - Bratislava - Randal Club
02.12 Slovakia - Banska Bystrica - Tirish Pub
03.12 Czech Republic - Slavonice - Kawarna
04.12 Germany - Bitterfeld - Festung
05.12 Germany - Greifswald - Klex

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Diabolical Lining Up European Tour

Sweden's Diabolical has issued the following brief announcement about lining up a run of European tour dates with Urn and Interment:

"Diabolical will tour Europe together with Urn and Interment, 24.11.-05.12.2010. The tour will cover including gigs in Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Dates TBA very soon."

The venues and dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Urn Parts Ways With Keyboardist and Drummer

Chicago-based gothic/metal band Urn has announced that they have amicably parted ways with their keyboardist/female vocalist Sophia, and drummer Jeremiah Link, citing artistic differences. Sophia, who has been with the band since 2000, wishes to pursue other endeavors in the music industry. Mr. Link, who lent his many years of experience and talent for roughly a year has elected to pursue other career options as a whole. URN is extremely grateful for all their time, dedication and talent that they shared with the band, and wishes them every success in their future endeavors.

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Urn Completes New Video For "Reckoning Hour"

Chicago-based URN completed work on the video for their single "Reckoning Hour" with Liquid Productions (who also worked on NOVEMBERS DOOM's Rain clip) for the current album, "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul," currently available on Rotting Corpse Records.

The band launched the video as part of the live webcast of their performance at The Rave in Milwaukee last night with EPICA, THREAT SIGNAL, and BLACKGUARD at 8pm CST/9pm EST. You can still catch it on the rebroadcast today at noon (CST) (1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET).

In other news, URN singer/guitarist Dominic St. Charles was recently interviewed in the current issue of OUTBURN magazine by Nick DeMarino. They discussed the inspiration behind the album concept of a prison riot based on true events of friends of his that survived one when we he was in high school. EPICA was also interviewed in the current issue as well.

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Tonight's Epica Concert To Be Streamed Live

Tonight’s concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring EPICA, THREAT SIGNAL and BLACKGUARD will be streamed live via TheRaveLive.com beginning at 6 p.m. PACIFIC/ 8 p.m. CENTRAL / 9:00 p.m. EASTERN.

To access the free live concert stream:

1) Click on this link
2) Click on the "Free Signup" button at the upper right of the page
3) Choose the "Fan" option and fill out the information
4) Sign in and click the "Live Webcast" tab and you're all set!
5) Mac users may need to download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac to watch

UPDATE: There is a rebroadcast planned for Saturday, February 6th at noon CST (1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET).

Live and behind-the-scenes video footage from the current tour can be viewed here.

In other band news, read drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek’s tour diary and his adventures with frozen urine here (click on “EPICA’S US Tour Diary” in the upper left-hand corner).

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Urn Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Urn has announced a handful more tour dates spanning December and into next year:

Dec 5, 2009 @ 9:00P - VNUKs Cudahy, Wisconsin
Jan 23, 2010 @ 8:00P - The Wormhole Savannah, Georgia
Jan 28, 2010 @ 8:00P - Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
Jan 29, 2010 @ 8:00P - Pitchers Arlington, Texas
Apr 24, 2010 @ 12:00P - Michigan Mayfair Belleville, Michigan

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Urn Announces October Canadian Tour Dates

Urn has announced the following Canadian tour dates:

10/08 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin – w/ Life Against Death and Orphan Grinder
10/09 - Burlington, ON - The Legendary Red Rooster Vintage Café- w/ Life Against Death
10/10 - Kitchener, ON - The Lancaster Tavern – w/ Lividity (Chicago), Hellacaust (Nova Scotia), Panzerfaust (Toronto), Horde of Worms (Toronto), Skullfist (Toronto), Disgust (Cambridge), Blastomycosis (Toronto), Mortify (Toronto / Oakville), Assailant (Kitchener), Burning Caskets (Kitchener / London), Pyrrah (Toronto), and Life Against Death (British Columbia)
10/11 - St. Catharines, ON - Miskado’s - w/ Lividity and Life Against Death

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Urn Announces New Drummer, Jeremiah Link

The Chicago gothic/doom metal band URN has announced Jeremiah Link, formerly of Necrogression, Thruster, and Deadnight, as their new permanent drummer. Jeremiah had been sitting in with the band for the past couple of months after the band parted ways with Melissa Jade upon returning from their tour with Tarja Turunen and The Eternal this past spring. More...

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Urn and The Eternal To Support Tarja On Tour

The Chicago-based, gothic-doom metal band URN has announced that they and very close friends from Australia, The Eternal, will be direct support for Tarja for her for select dates as part of her North American leg of her “Storm Returns to America” tour. Here are a few tour dates announced:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - USA - New York, NY - Fillmore Irving Plaza
Friday, May 1, 2009 - Canada - Montreal, SC - Le Medley
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Canada - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Monday, May 4, 2009 - USA - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues More...

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Urn Enters The Studio to Begin Work on New Album

Chicago-based gothic-metal band URN entered renowned studios of the Chicago Recording Company this past weekend, beginning work on their new upcoming full-length "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul", scheduled for an early 2009 release with Rotting Corpse Records.

The band once again has joined forces with the producer/engineering team of Dan Precision (Rise Against, Naked Raygun) and Connie Bergmann whom they also collaborated with on their successful and critically-acclaimed 2006 release "Dancing with the Demigods."

Singer/Guitarist Dominic St. Charles gave insight on the band's new album which will be a concept album based on a true story of several individuals that were in his life that were directly involved in a prison riot at state correctional facility in a nearby town from where he attended high school.

"Think of it as a 'Law & Order' approach to the story we are telling here. Of course, all of the characters are completely fictitious and do not represent any person living or dead. It was a major event that shook my community at the time and my best friend's father was the night shift supervisor. So a couple of months before it happened he took a group of me and my friends on tour of the prison at 2:30 a.m. (we thought it would be interesting to do). The experience of seeing all that was going on from the inside from many perspectives, the prisoners, the guards, etc., ended up being highly enlightening for me. So when the riot broke out it was hitting very close to home and I had been doing a good bit of writing at the time and decided to chronicle these events. So in essence, that is what this album is about a fictional depiction of this event."

URN also announced that their good friend Jape Peratalo, lead singer for To/Die/For, will be doing a guest vocal for this new album and the band is also in talks with a couple of their other musical friends to possibly lend the talents for guest appearances as well. More on these details will be released upon their confirmation.

In the meantime, check the band out on their MySpace page.

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Mourning Beloveth Announce European Tour Dates

Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH have scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 18 - Denmark, Copenhagen, The Rock,*
Mar. 19 - Finland, Tampere, Hellä **
Mar. 20 - Finland, Turku, Dante's Corner **
Mar. 21 - Finland, Kouvola, Rytmi-Katti, **
Mar. 22 - Finland, Helsinki, Nightlife Rock **
Mar. 23 - Holland, Zaandam, De Kade ***
Mar. 24 - Germany, Eiche, Crailsheim +
Mar. 25 - Czech Rep, Exit Club, Chmelnice +
Mar. 26 - Germany, BC-Studentclub, Thuringe, Ilmenau ++
Mar. 27 - Germany, Twilight-Club Schlüchtern ++
Mar. 28 - Holland, Tilburg, O13 ++
Mar. 29 - Belgium, Vosselaar, Biebob ++

* MOURNING BELOVETH + to be announced
** MORTUARY DRAPE, SECRETS OF THE MOON, MOURNING BELOVETH, URN
*** MOURNING BELOVETH, THE PROPHECY, IN AGE AND SADNESS, MAEL MÓRDHA
**** MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS, to be announced
+ MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS, MAEL MÓRDHA
++ AGALLOCH, MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS

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Urn Sign With Dynamic Arts Records

Finnish black metallers URN have inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The band will enter Fantom Studio in November to record its third full-length opus. A February 2008 release is expected.

Formed in 1994, URN released its first full-length CD, "666 Megatons", in 2001, which was followed by "Dawn Of The Devastation" in 2006. The band promoted the releases by taking part in European tours alongside CARPATHIAN FOREST, SABBAT, NIFELHEIM and DESTRÖYER 666.

URN's next performance is scheduled for October 20 in Bladel, The Netherlands. In November URN will tour in Finland as the support act for ADORIOR from UK.

For more information, visit their website.

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