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Freshly back from the Darkest Tour with CRADLE OF FILTH, GORGOROTH, MOONSPELL and SEPTICFLESH, Dutch goth metallers ASRAI wrote the following report of this European tour that took place in December, ending in an unexpected way:
"We were looking forward to this tour for a long time. Finally the Darkest Tour kicked off on Monday December 1st. Early in the morning together with our tour manager and driver we headed in our van to London, where we would meet everybody and go on the tour bus. Everything went well from Calais to Dover, until we got stuck in traffic. And soon we heard that we were not the only ones... Time was not our friend, so when we heard that there was a possibility that one of the bands couldn't play we drove like maniacs through the streets of London. We arrived with adrenaline rushing though our veins, although it didn't help us much... We heard that one band couldn't play... And in this case it was us... Well at least we had all the time to watch all the shows and enjoyed being there.
"So when after the shows finally 52 people and all the stuff found their way in four tour busses, one truck and a trailer we were ready to go to Paris... Peter brought back our van, ready to meet us at 013. After a bumpy ride we woke up in Paris, with one eye open we saw the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and it was time to get up... First we drove straight up to a parking space near the Seine, so there was enough room at the Bataclan to unload the truck. After a glance at the Seine we went back to the bus, up to the Bataclan, where a queue was waiting. The venue was beautiful and the breakfast was nice and more than welcome, giving everybody the time to know one another. Hard work to set everything up on time but it was all worth it. The audience was great and it was nice to finally meet the people from SOM. More...
Greek metal outfit Septicflesh will have a live online interview on January 9th. The band issued the following statement:
On the event of the upcoming live appearance of Septicflesh in Athens on January 10th in Gagarin205 Christos Antoniou (guitars/ orchestral ) will be joining Hellena Mihailidou live in the studio of Metalzone Internet Radio on the eve of the show Friday, January 9th.
Christos will talk about Communion the band's latest release, the next day's show which is on of the last on Greek grounds since the band is departing for their US TOUR among with Cradle Of Filth and Satyricon set to kick off on January 15th.
Cradle Of Filth has announced that they will be joined by Gorgoroth, Moonspell, Septicflesh and Asrai on their upcoming European tour dates.
The tour dates are as follows:
1 - Forum - London, UK
2 - Bataclan - Paris, France
3 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
4 - Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
6 - Z7 - Pratteln, Swizerland
7 - Palanord - Bologna, Italy
8 - Planet Music - Vienna, Austria
9 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
11 - Reithalle - Dresden, Germany
12 - CCN Weimarhalle - Weimar, Germany
13 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
14 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
16 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
18 - Hugenottenhalle - Neu Isenburg, Germany
19 - Backstage - München, Germany
20 - Hyde Park - Osnabruck, Germany
CRADLE OF FILTH will be taking out SATYRICON and SEPTICFLESH for a full string of US dates to support their upcoming release, "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder." Tour Dates are listed below. More...
More dates have been added to Cradle Of Filth's headlining tour which also features Satyricon and SepticFlesh.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 15 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
January 16 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
January 17 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
January 20 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
January 21 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
January 23 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
January 24 - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
January 25 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
January 28 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
February 2 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
February 3 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
February 10 - The Grand Ballroom At the Regency February Center - San Francisco, CA
February 11 - The Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA
February 17 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
February 18 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
February 20 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
February 21 - The Club - Orlando, FL
February 28 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Cradle Of Filth has announced the first few tour dates for their North American trek with Satyricon and Septic Flesh.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 23 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
February 21 - Orlando, FL @ The Club
Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following update:
"Gorgoroth will, along with CRADLE OF FILTH, MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH and ASRAI, tour Europe in December. Be prepared for some very special shows. Check back later for further updates."
Dates for the above mentioned tour include:
1 - London, England - Forum
2 - Paris, France - Bataclan
3 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
4 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
6 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
7 - Bologna, Italy - Palanord
8 - Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
9 - Budapest, Hungary - Pecsa
11 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
12 - Weimar, Germany - CCN Weimarhalle
13 - Belgium - TBA (festival)
14 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
17 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
18 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
19 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
20 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park
VADER, SEPTICFLESH, ZONARIA and GILLA BRUJA will team up for a European tour between October 17 and November 2. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
VADER will play an exclusive show in Egypt on April 11 at La Villa Club in Kair at. Support at the concert will come from local acts WORM and DARK PHILOSOPHY. The show will be organized by Music Gates agency.
Commented Mariusz Kmiolek of the Polish booking agency Massive Music: "That will be definitely an exciting outing, VADER have never played in Egypt and frankly speaking, we feel almost like pioneers trying to put up a death metal flag on a 'no-man's-land.' We have some doubts (concerning safety and gig's organization) but hopefully the organizers of the show will do the best to make this show an unforgettable experience both for the fans and the band. We are going to play a great concert for a great audience and be back home safe and sound."
Two weeks before the Egypt concert, VADER will embark on a tour of South America, playing 10 shows with MARDUK in such countries as Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
A brand new track from the reunited Greek demons SEPTICFLESH (now written as one word), entitled "Anubis", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "Communion", which was released in Europe on March 17 (March 25 in the U.S.) via Season of Mist.
According to a press release, "Communion" "contains nine gates to unearthly dreams and nightmares. The 'rituals' of 'Communion' took place in the famous Studio Fredman in Sweden. The massive heavy guitar sound of the album is supported by a haunting triumphant orchestration that surpasses every past attempt of the band on that field. The classical arrangements are composed and directed by Chris Antoniou (guitar) and performed by the 80-piece full orchestra and 32-piece choir of philharmonic orchestra of Prague. As a result the music besides being brutal is also very 'visual,' like the soundtrack of an occult movie projected straight to your mind. Concerning the vocals, Seth is growling as a hellish beast in contrast with the melodic, yet intense and emotive vocals of Sotiris V. This album is definitely the more dark, brutal and at the same time avant-garde release of the band to date, crossing the borders of death and black metal. Yes, this album is not recommended to people resonating with holy ideals and bright emotions." More...
According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AT THE GATES
BORN FROM PAIN
CULT OF LUNA
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
SICK OF IT ALL
THE OLD DEAD TREE
Mesopotamian metal masters MELECHESH have cancelled their participation in the Legacy Festival, set to take place May 30-31, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. Replacing them on the bill will be Austrian black/death metal titans BELPHEGOR.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
May 30, 2008:
May 31, 2008:
Two more international acts as well as four Serbian support bands will be announced soon.
Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update:
"In 2008 VADER will celebrate XXV anniversary. Previously announced tournee of the band starts on April and will last till the end of May. XXV Anniversary Tour will cover all the nooks of Europe and VADER will prepare a very special set for this tour. The band will be teaming up with already announced SEPTICFLESH from Greece (back from the dead, they are working on a new studio album, out on Season Of Mist in 2008) and Swedish DEVIAN. The band founded by ex-members of MARDUK will promote its latest release 'Ninewinged Serpent', released in October, through Century Media. More details concerning the tour will follow soon."
VADER released its new DVD, "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw", in Europe on October 15 via Metal Mind Productions. The group's third DVD, which will be made available in North America on November 20 via MVD, features footage from the band's February 12, 2007 concert at Stodola Club in Warsaw, documenting the final stop of the group's tour in support of their latest album, "Impressions in Blood". The show was filmed with seven cameras and includes a guest appearance by Orion, a member of two other great Polish metal acts: VESANIA and BEHEMOTH. The DVD also includes: a fully animated menu, band bio, discography, interview with frontman Peter, the brand new video clip "Sword of the Witcher" (taken from the forthcoming RPG game "The Witcher"), desktop images, photo gallery, weblinks, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. "…And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw" DVD is also available in a special DVD+CD limited swing case edition! The artwork and layout of the DVD was created by the Brazilian artist Marcelo HVC, who has previously worked with GORGOROTH, LORD BELIAL and NECROPHAGIA.
A preview of the "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw" DVD in the form of the track "Helleluyah!!! (God Is Dead)" is available below. More...
Polish death metal veterans VADER have issued the following update:
"VADER is going to celebrate the 25th anniversary not only with a brand new DVD, '...And Blood Was Shed on Warsaw' and a compilation of re-recorded classic songs, 'XXV' (to be unleashed next year), but also with a regular European tour, [consisting of] around 25 gigs. The first confirmed special guest of the tour is a legendary Greek band SEPTIC FLESH! As you might know, the guys reunited some time ago and signed to Season Of Mist. At the moment they are hard at work on the follow-up to 2003's 'Sumerian Daemons' album. More details concerning the tour will be announced soon."
Commented the band: "The story of The Witcher is set to realm of best-selling fantasy saga by the same title, conjured to life by Andrzej Sapkowski — one of the most acclaimed Polish contemporary writers. It is into his unique world of pervasive magic, bitter conflict and occasional dark humor, that you might be immersed... The game is going to be great, based on BioWare engine, produced in famous motion capture technology, [and] will definitely offer a very special interactive entertainment for all role playing game lovers. Worldwide premiere of The Witcher is set for October 26th, 2007!"
VADER's third DVD, "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw", will be released in October via Metal Mind Productions and will feature footage from the band's February 12, 2007 concert at Stodola Club in Waraw, documenting the final stop of the group's tour in support of their latest album, "Impressions in Blood". The show was filmed with seven cameras and includes a guest appearance by Orion, a member of two other great Polish metal acts: VESANIA and BEHEMOTH.
The DVD is scheduled for release on October 15 in Europe and November 5 in USA (via MVD). It will also include: a fully animated menu, band bio, discography, interview with frontman Peter, the brand new video clip "Sword of the Witcher", desktop images, photo gallery, weblinks, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. "…And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw" DVD will be also available in a special DVD+CD limited swing case edition! The artwork and layout of the DVD was created by the Brazilian artist Marcelo HVC, who has previously worked with GORGOROTH, LORD BELIAL and NECROPHAGIA.
Athens Southern Metalers / Stoners POTERGEIST have inked a deal with Burning Star Records Their debut effort "Southwards" will be released in the near future. The album will feature really cool artwork by set (PARADISE LOST, CHRIS CAFFERY, NIGHTFALL) and guest drumming by Fotis Bernardo (SEPTIC FLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE).
Reunited Greek death metal legends SEPTIC FLESH have signed to Season of Mist and will record their sixth full length album. The yet-titled album will carry all the elements that made the sound of SEPTIC FLESH so distinctive. There will be pale, strange guitar melodies, brutal and sharp riffing, the devil behind the mic, and of course the neoclassical arrangements that are trademark of Chris Antoniou.
For that purpose alone, Chris the "gothic maestro" will torture a full orchestra and choir respectively made of 80 musicians and 32 singers. The rest of the album will be recorded and mixed Greek death metal legends the famous Fredman studios, with the company of Fredrik Nordstrom.
Greek death metal legends SEPTIC FLESH will reunite for one-off performance at the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The running order is as follows: More...
This is the message found on Septic Flesh's official web site:
"It is my sad duty to inform you that Septic Flesh has officially split-up!! After serious thinking the band decided that due to various circumstances they could no longer operate as a collective unit. Therefore, a journey of 13 years came to an end… The band send their regards to all their fans and followers of the Dreamlord who remained loyal to the band all these years and sustained the nightmare of Septic Flesh alive… we will never forget you."
On behalf of George Zacharopoulos, Manager of Septic Flesh.