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Knights of the Abyss

From: AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Knights of the Abyss News

Below is our complete Knights of the Abyss 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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Knights Of The Abyss To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Knights Of The Abyss has posted the following statement online through its official Facebook page:

"In all seriousness, we have been on an 'indefinite hiatus.' There is no telling what the future holds for Knights. We are all currently involved in other musical endeavors, therefore Knights will not be touring anytime soon.

"Ben is drumming with Whitechapel, Griffin is tracking and mixing his ass off pulling 14 hour days at his studio with new projects, Nick is playing guitar in another band, etc.

"We will keep you updated with these projects and other Knights related news as more unfolds. Will we ever release another album? Maybe. Will we ever tour again? Maybe. Can’t say yes or no. Now you know."

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Cattle Decapitation Posts Strange Tour Clip Online

California technical death metal act Cattle Decapitation has posted a strange and potentially controversial tour diary video online through its official YouTube channel. The video features a skit performed by members of the band, as well as members of Devourment and Drowned Sorrow, in which they take possession of a bass guitar belonging to Knights of the Abyss bassist Griffin Kolinski and then go on to "kidnap"and "murder" the guitar. The video description states it was in result of Griffin Kolinski [Knights of the Abyss] leaving his equipment unchecked and open for potential theft. You can view the video below:

Cattle Decapitation, Devourment and Knights of the Abyss are currently on "The California Blood Tour" alongside Burning The Masses and Son Of Aurelius. The remaining dates on the tour include:

10/20 - Buffalo, NY - Club Paradise
10/21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
10/22 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
10/23 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
10/24 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
10/25 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10.27 - Boise, ID - The Venue
10/28 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 w/ Slaughterbox
10/29 - Portland, OR - Satyricon w/ Slaughterbox
10/30 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside w/ Slaughterbox
10/31 - Las Vegas, NV - The Box Office
11/01 - Hesperia, CA - VVEC
11/02 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky

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The Autumn Offering Announces New Tour Dates

Daytona Beach, Florida metalcore/deathcore act The Autumn Offering has announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place this November. The band are currently on tour to promote its newly released, self-titled album. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Full Blown Chaos and Knights of the Abyss.

The Autumn Offering tour dates:
November 5 – Underground – Sandusky, OH
November 6 – Championships – Trenton, NJ
November 7 – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, MD
November 10 – Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
November 12 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 13 – The Hub – Springdale, AR
November 14 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
November 16 – Dirty Dog Saloon – Austin, TX
November 17 – Trees – Dallas, TX
November 19 – Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
November 20 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS

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Conducting From The Grave Cancels Tour Dates

Conducting From the Grave has issued the following statement regarding dropping off the band's previously scheduled tour dates with Knights of the Abyss:

"Due to scheduling conflicts with getting studio time to record our vocals for our next album we are being forced to drop off our upcoming tour with Knights of the Abyss. We are extremely saddened by this, but the silver lining is that our album will come out sometime this year instead of early next year.

"We are definitely still taking part in the 'Time to Bleed' tour in October with Suicide Silence, Mychildren Mybride, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Molotov Solution. Our sincerest apologies to anyone who was planning on coming to see us on the Knights of the Abyss tour, this situation is completely out of our hands."

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Knights of the Abyss Reveal New Album Tracklisting

Glendale, Arizona death metal act Knights of the Abyss have revealed the tracklisting for thier upcoming studio album, "The Culling of Wolves." "The Culling of Wolves" is due for release sometime in the fall through Ferret Music.

"The Culling Of Wolves" tracklisting:
1. The House of Crimson Coin
2. Pandemic
3. Dead to Reform
4. Deceiver’s Creed
5. Slave Nation
6. Cremation of Care
7. Flight of Molech
8. Council of Wolves
9. Swine of the Holy Order
10. Den of the Deceived
11. The Culling

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Knights of the Abyss New Album Release Date Set

Arizona death metal act Knights of the Abyss have announced the release date for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "The Culling of Wolves," is set to be released on August 17th, 2010 through Ferret Music.

You can listen to the brand new song "Deceiver’s Creed" from "The Culling of Wolves" here.

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Knights of the Abyss Issues Studio Update

Knights of the Abyss has posted the following studio update video blog:

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Salt The Wound Finishes New Album

Cleveland deathcore band Salt The Wound has announced that they've completed recording their second full length album, their follow up to "Carnal Repercussions," with producer/engineer Cole Martinez in Lakewood, OH at Conquistador Studios. Title, release date, tracklisting and more coming soon.

The band has entensive touring plans for the rest of the summer. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Song Online

Massachusetts heavy hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have posted a brand new song, "Skynet," on the band’s official MySpace page to celebrate the launch of pre-orders for the band’s forthcoming album, "Continent," now available online in five different, exclusive packages here. The first 400 pre-orders will come with an autographed 11"x17" poster featuring album artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Trivium).

"Skynet" is the lead track from "Continent" and is slated to be shot for a music video shortly; more details on that will be available soon. "'Skynet' is a band favorite," vocalist Vincent Bennett says of the band's new track. "We figured we should debut some of our 'different' tracks so when people pick up the album they are totally confused."

Scheduled for an August 19 release through Prosthetic Records, "Continent" is THE ACACIA STRAIN’s fourth full-length release and again features artwork from Romano who also supplied artwork for the band’s 2006 release, "The Dead Walk," and audio production from Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, God Forbid). The band recently completed a successful headlining tour across America with support from All Shall Perish, The Warriors and Since The Flood, culminating in a hometown show this past weekend in Holyoke, Mass. which was filmed for an upcoming DVD release in the future. THE ACACIA STRAIN will take a few days off at home before departing again for Europe alongside Annotations of An Autopsy and Knights of the Abyss.

Here are the latest THE ACACIA STRAIN tour dates: More...

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The Acacia Strain Readies Tour, New Album

Massachusetts four-piece, The Acacia Strain, is set to embark on a month-long headlining tour this summer. The SUN YOUR BUNZ tour, which kicks off in Buffalo on May 30th, will run through the end of June, leveling 26 cities along the way. Adding to the onslaught are fellow Massachusetts hardcore veterans, Since the Flood, and Nuclear Blast’s, All Shall Perish, who will be along for the duration of the tour. The Warriors (Victory Records) and Eternal Lord (Ferret Music) round out the lineup as they perform on select dates. SUN YOUR BUNZ will finish up on June 29th in Holyoke, MA, just minutes outside The Acacia Strain’s hometown of Springfield, where the band will have their set filmed for an upcoming DVD. The band will then bring the brutality overseas for a European tour with Annotations of an Autopsy and Knights of the Abyss.

"This is the best time of year to tour,” says The Acacia Strain vocalist, Vincent Bennett. “I couldn't ask for a better group of dudes to spend my time on the road with. Excited to see old friends and meet new ones. It is going to be a killer June. Come on out and SUN YOUR BUNZ!"

The Acacia Strain is also gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album, "Continent," which is due out on August 19th on Prosthetic Records. The band had the opportunity to work with acclaimed producer, Zeuss,(Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, God Forbid) on the release.

"We don't remember when writing a record felt this good,” explains the band’s guitarist, DL. “Continent has something to it that we never really tried before; some uncharted territory, but at the same time still left us room to do what we love doing best. There's a little something for everyone on this one...even that guy."

Here are the latest The Acacia Strain tour dates: More...

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Knights of the Abyss Signs To Ferret Music

Ferret Music has officially signed Glendale, Arizona metal band Knights Of The Abyss. The group recently finished recording their Ferret debut with mixing handled by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder) and mastering from Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The effort, titled "Shades," will hit stores on June 24th. In the interim, you can listen to a song from the album on the bands MySpace page.

Singer Mike Manheimer comments on their deal with Ferret: "We are very excited for what is to come and couldn’t be happier about working with a label such as Ferret that is always growing from integrity and hard work; not to mention an amazing track record."

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