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


Formed: 2007
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hackneyed News

Below is our complete Hackneyed 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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Hackneyed Comments On New Album

Hackneyed has issued the following statement about the upcoming release of "Carnival Cadavre," the band's new album:

"After two years in-between rehearsal room, shows, being on tour and pre-production we finally managed to get our third album ready to launch. It's named 'Carnival Cadavre' and will be tested in human experiment at the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl on August 19th 2011 for the first time. Once again we produced our album with Corni Bartels at the Weltraum Studios and Björn Goosses (Killustrations) again purified our disc with a stunning artwork.

"We added another fine portion of groove and brutality for you and showed once again what Hackneyed is made of. With our new label Lifeforce Records we found the matching partner and we're really looking forward to our future cooperation. We're curious where our journey with the 'Carnival Cadavre' will lead us within the next weeks and months. And perhaps soon it's also close to you they say: The Circus' Back in town!"

"Carnival Cadavre" is set to be released on August 22nd in Europe (August 19th in Germany) and on August 30th in North America. The cover artwork is also available for viewing by heading over here.

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Hackneyed Posts "Carnival Cadavre" Artwork

Hackneyed has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album "Carnival Cadavre," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the art:

"Ladies and Gentleman, we proudly present the cover of our new album 'Carnival Cadavre.' As with our last album we've drawn on the proven work of Björn Goosses from Killustrations. And we weren't disappointed!

"An artwork 'having hand and foot (German saying for 'holding water')' in the true sense of the word! The truth behind the 'Carnival Cadavre' is only revealed after a second glance at the bright fairground and circus atmosphere with Ferris wheel and circus tents. And neither on the cover nor in the songs a lack of blood, guts or Hackneyed's very own black humor can be observed. But see for yourself."

A previously uploaded studio video clip of the band's time recording the new album can be found at this location.

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Hackneyed Posts Third Studio Video Report

German based act Hackneyed has now uploaded a third studio video clip, which features the band recording its 3rd album for Lifeforce Records. The studio footage can be viewed below, and the new album is currently slated for release this coming August, 2011. You can also check out the two previously posted studio reports here and at this location.

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Hackneyed Posts New Studio Video Report

Hackneyed has posted a second studio video report of the band recording a 3rd album for Lifeforce Records, which is due out in August 2011. You can watch the video clip below, or check out the previously uploaded studio report at this location.

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Band Lineup Announced For Dong Open Air

Ukranian metal act Balfor is the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming Dong Open Air festival, which will take place from July 14th - 16th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available here. The currently announced band lineup and running order can be found below.

18:00 - 18:45 Crosshead (DE, Thrash)
19:05 - 19:50 Shraphead (NOR, Heavy Rock)
20:10 - 20:55 Bloodwork (DE, Melodic Death)
21:15 - 22:00 Motorjesus (DE, Heavy Rock)
22:20 - 23:20 Evile (UK, Thrash)

12:00 - 12:45 Harasai (DE, Melodic Death)
13:05 - 13:50 Past M.D. (DE, Hard Rock)
14:10 - 14:55 Ichor (DE, Death)
15:15 - 16:00 Contradiction (DE, Thrash)
16:20 - 17:05 Vogelfrey (DE, Folk Metal)
17:25 - 18:10 Virgin Snatch (PL, Thrash)
18:30 - 19:15 Balfor (UKR, Black Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Artas (AUT, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hackneyed (DE, Death)
22:00 - OE Iced Earth (USA, Power Metal)
OE - ??:?? Ranz Böllner (DE, Heavy Metal)

12:00 - 12:45 Shellycoat (DE, Punkrock)
13:05 - 13:50 Symbolic (DE, Melodic Death)
14:10 - 14:55 Red Circuit (DE, Power Metal)
15:15 - 16:00 Canopy (SWE, Melodic Death)
16:20 - 17:00 Vulture Industries (NOR, Avant-Garde Black)
17:25 - 18:10 The Rotted (UK, Death / Grind)
18:30 - 19:15 Orden Ogan (DE, Power Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Dew Scented (DE, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hatesphere (DK, Death/Thrash)
22:00 - OE Overkill (USA, Thrash)
OE - ??:?? After-Show

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Hackneyed Posts Drum Recording Footage

Hackneyed has posted a studio video report featuring the band recording drum parts at Weltraum Studios in Munich. You can check out the video clip below.

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Hackneyed To Play Summer Breeze

Germany's Hackneyed recently signed to Lifeforce Records for the release of the band's upcoming third full-length album. Hackneyed has now announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl.

The Summer Breeze fest will be taking place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location. Other confirmed bands include Deadlock, As I Lay Dying, God Dethroned, Arch Enemy, Enslaved, and many more.

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Hackneyed Signs To Lifeforce Records

German metal outfit Hackneyed has announced that the band has signed a new record deal with Lifeforce Records, who will be releasing the third Hackneyed studio album this Summer. A message from the band reads as follows:

"The news about our new deal with Lifeforce Records reached us straight in the studio, where we currently record our third album. We are very psyched and happy about our new partnership with Lifeforce Records – a label with a great reputation, history and a very nice roster, we are proud to be part of now. We are very happy to be part of such great family now."

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Hackneyed Enters The Studio

Germany's Hackneyed has issued the following brief update about entering the studio to record the band's third full-length album:

"Hackneyed's back in the Weltraumstudios in Munich producing guitars for their III album about true love and flowers! Devin and Juan are hacking the shit out of the strings! Be prepared!"

Hackneyed also recently posted a video update online featuring information about the album's pre-production. You can check out the footage at this location.

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Hackneyed Posts Video Update

Hackneyed has posted a video update online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Hey Guys and Gals, we've got some fresh meat for you. We uploaded a new video into our Official Youtube Channel. It's a short band portrait with interviews, live footage and some shots from our practice room. You also find some impressions from our preproduction of album #3 at Daniel Bengessers Circuit Studios. The video was produced as a student project by Gregor Trunk, Markus Pauli and Marcus Duvenbeck at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences with english subtitles by Stefan Schimek."

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:


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Hackneyed Posts Tour Footage

Hackneyed has posted a video blog online from the band's "Burn to Ashes 2010" tour alongside Undertow. The footage can be viewed in the video clip below.

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Hackneyed Announces Tour With Undertow

Hackneyed has announced the "Burn to Ashes" 2010 German tour, which will also include Undertow. The currently announced dates are as follows:

29.10.2010 - Köln, Underground
30.10.2010 - Munich, Backstage
31.10.2010 - GER, House Sodekamp-Dohmen
01.11.2010 - Hamburg, Markthalle
02.11.2010 - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
03.11.2010 - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
04.11.2010 - Berlin, K17
05.11.2010 - Bremen, Tower
06.11.2010 - TBA

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Hackneyed Parts Ways With Bassist

German death metal band Hackneyed has issued the following update regarding the departure of their bassist Alex Buttner:

"Our long time fellow Alex isn’t playing the bass at Hackneyed anymore. After several weeks of being torn between his new job and the band he took the decision to leave the band. It was a hard time for all of us but we all think that it was the only way of keeping Hackneyed alive and going. We are sad that Alex, one of the founding members, had to leave us. We all hope that, despite his new job we will still find the time to rock some parties together."

"As Tini, a long time friend of the band, already played some shows as a temporary replacement for Alex she, after all, joined the band as a full member. We are very happy that with her we found a more than suitable replacement. We had a great time playing the first shows together and she really fits into the band. But see it for yourself at one of our next shows!"

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Sonic Syndicate To Play Rock The Lake Fest

Swedish band Sonic Syndicate has now been confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Rock The Lake Festival, which occurs in Carinthia, Austria. The festival will take place from September 2nd - 4th, 2010. More information on the festival and tickets can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Belphegor, Neaera, Deadlock, Illdisposed, Before the Dawn, Hackneyed, Forever it Shall Be, Dioramic, Lost Vital Spark, Fiddler's Green, Rage, End of Green, Crucified Barbara, Lacrimas Profundere, and more.

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Hackneyed Cancels Saturday's Show

Germany's Hackneyed has announced that the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Dong Open Air warm up party in Moers on Saturday, April 24th has been canceled. Hackneyed still has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/23 2010 Metalchamp Finale Wien, Wien
5/1 2010 Metal Bash Neu Wulmstorf, Niedersachsen
7/10 2010 5. Free For All Festival Stapelmoor, Niedersachsen
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein
8/7 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein
9/4 2010 Rock The Lake 2010 St. Jakob/Rosental, Kärnten

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Hackneyed Single Available, Recaps Nile Tour

Hackneyed's single "Deatholution, taken off the latest album, "Burn After Reaping," is now available online via JamLegend. Check it out at http://www.jamlegend.com/songs/86606

Hackneyed has released the following recap of the Nile tour:

"Hey guys and gals! Yes, we're back from some amazing and successful days together with the almighty Nile, Krisiun, Grave and Ulcerate! It was really great to meet and to get to know all these cool guys of these cool bands. We had a lot of fun in our tourbus and in the cities, for example London or Enschede. Also we met some amazing people at the shows and, oh yeah, had a lot of fun with the polish crew of MassiveMusic, hehe... Thanks to the whole Tour crew, the clubs and venues and especially all you guys who visited this tour and checked us out! Also check our new tour-video!"

Here is Hackneyed tour 2009 video. More...

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Hackneyed Streaming Two Songs Online

Hackneyed have posted two new songs on their MySpace page from their latest album "Burn After Reaping." The tracks "Weed Flavoured Meat" and "Home Meat Home" can be heard at this location. "Burn After Reaping" was released on August 14th, 2009 through Nuclear Blast.

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Hackneyed Pulls Out Of October Rust Festival

German death metallers Hackneyed have announced that they are canceling their appearance at the October Rust festival due to guitarist Devin Cox becoming ill. You can still catch Hackneyed live on the following dates (select dates supporting Nile on the "Those Whom The Gods Detest" tour):

11/28 Fest der Pfosten Weiz, Steiermark
12/5 Wangen Rocks Wangen im Allgäu
12/11 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Lessines
12/12 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Enschede
12/13 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Mühltal/Darmstadt
12/14 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Trier
12/15 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour London
12/16 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Wolverhampton
12/17 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Leeuwarden
12/18 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Hannover
12/19 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Eindhoven
1/9 2010 "The Devil´s Breath" Metal Festival Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen
1/16 2010 Bavarian Battle Rosenheim, Bayern
1/22 2010 Winter Freeze 2010 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
3/19 2010 Altes E-Werk Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg
5/1 2010 Metal Bash Neu Wulmstorf, Niedersachsen

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Hackneyed To Support Nile On Tour

Hackneyed has issued the following announcement about supporting Nile during their European tour dates:

"Hackneyed are very proud to announce you that we are supporting NILE on their upcoming European Tour in December 2009 together with KRISIUN, GRAVE; ULCERATE and CORPUS MORTALE. It is an honour for us to play with such great bands whose music influenced us a lot. As it is our first European Tour we are looking forward to the upcoming shows in different countries. We hope that you will turn out in large number to visit this shows and enjoy a whole evening of Death Metal. See You There."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Fri 11.12.2009 BEL Lessines Centre Culturel René Magritte
Sat 12.12.2009 HOL Enschede @ Atak
Sun 13.12.2009 GER Mühltal/Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
Mon 14.12.2009 GER Trier @ Exhaus
Tue 15.12.2009 UK London @ The Scala
Wed 16.12.2009 UK Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
Thu 17.12.2009 HOL Leeuwarden @ Romein
Fri 18.12.2009 GER Hannover @ Musikzentrum
Sat 19.12.2009 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar

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