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Below is our complete Be'lakor 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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Amon Amarth Confirms For Brutal Assault 2012

Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:

Cattle Decapitation
Dimmu Borgir
General Surgery
Heaven Shall Burn
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder

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Be'lakor Announces European Shows

Australia's Be'lakor, which had previously canceled a run of European tour dates, has now issued the following update about newly scheduled shows in Europe:

"We are very excited to be playing these dates in Germany, Portugal and England. It’s been a long time coming, and after some recent setbacks with the cancellation of dates, we have relied on our fans in Europe to help us in finding these shows. We owe a great gratitude to everyone who e-mailed us suggesting venues and contacts. Whilst we obviously couldn’t make it to every country in the short space of time that we have on this tour, we hope that some of the fans in other countries who have been waiting to see us will also be able to make it to one of these shows."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

21.08.10 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
22.08.10 – Portugal, Porto – MetalPoint Club
27.08.10 – Portugal, Lisbon (Benavente) – Side B Lounge Live Club
29.08.10 – England, London – The Bull and Gate
30.08.10 (Bank Holiday) – England, Exeter The Cavern: 83-84 Queen St, Exeter. EX4 3RP.

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Be'lakor Comments On Canceled European Shows

Australia's Be'lakor has issued the following comments about canceling several of their upcoming European shows:

"As many people have noticed over the past few days, we have unfortunately been dropped from the 'Assault of the Carnivores Tour 2010' in Baroeg, Holland - due to the apparent difficulties of organizing shows around August. This has been especially bad news for Be'lakor, as the Baroeg show was part of a series of up to 10 shows that were being organized through an agent of a prominent American death metal band for the remainder of our European tour.

"We are now faced with the extremely disappointing situation of having had nearly all of our tour pulled from beneath us (with the exception of Summer Breeze). None of this has been within our control and, given how close we are to August, has left us with the very difficult task of trying to find replacement shows.

"As we are sure that any fellow travellers will appreciate, the costs of travelling from Australia to Europe - especially for a small band like ours - are considerable. For this reason, it is essential to us that we make the most of this opportunity and play as many shows as possible. Needless to say, we are very unhappy with how things have worked out. More...

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Be'lakor Announces Send-Off Show

Australia's Be'lakor has issued the following update about performing a send off show before embarking on a European tour:

"Before we head off for our European tour, we're playing one last massive show in Melbourne: Saturday, August 7th at The Espy. Make sure you come along - it will probably be our last show in Australia for some time, because after we return from Europe we'll be getting back into the process of song writing as we work on our third album. Hope to see you all there!"

The dates and venues of Be'lakor's European tour, which will kick off in August, will be announced as they are made available.

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Be'lakor Updates Tour Schedule With Turisas

Australia's Be'lakor has issued the following update about their upcoming tour dates with Turisas:

"Hey everyone, as most of you hopefully know, there has been a change for the Turisas tour. We are still supporting Turisas for their Aussie tour, however, as we announced recently, the Brisbane date (Friday May 21st) has been canceled. (For some reason, despite the fact that we have deleted this show from our tour calender on Myspace, it is still showing up on our page - please IGNORE this date). The problems with the tour were a result of Just Say Rock pulling out of their role as the event promoter/organizer.

"Luckily, Soundwave Touring has taken over the tour - but the Brisbance date has been dropped (this was not our call of course). So, apologies to all Brisbane-based fans. The following dates are still correct: SYDNEY Saturday 22nd May - The Factory Theatre (All Ages), MELBOURNE Sunday 23rd May - Billboard the Venue."

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Be'lakor To Play Summer Breeze Festival

Australia's Be'lakor has issued the following statement about performing at the Summer Breeze festival and planning more European tour dates:

"Yes, it's finally happening. Be'lakor is coming to Europe! We're honoured to have been selected to play at Germany's massive Summer Breeze Festival in August of this year. Of course, more dates around Europe will be announced soon! Thanks to all the fans who have supported us for so long, and waited for us to get over to Europe to play. We can't wait."

More information on the Summer Breeze festival can be found here. Be'lakor's upcoming Australian dates are as follows:

5/21 2010 w/ TURISAS - The Globe Theatre Brisbane, Queensland, AU
5/22 2010 w/ TURISAS - Factory Theatre Sydney, New South , AU
5/23 2010 w/ TURISAS - Billboard the Venue Melbourne, Victoria , AU
6/19 2010 w/ ALESTORM - The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Victoria , AU

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Be'lakor To Support Tursisas In Australia

Be'lakor has issued the following announcement about supporting Turisas for several upcoming Australian tour dates:

"It's been a great week for us! We're proud to announce that we will be supporting Finland's Turisas along the east coast of Australia for their upcoming Australian tour. What is essentially our first international support slot, we are very excited to be playing with Turisas and heading back to Brisbane and Sydney (with the final show in Melbourne) over one packed weekend in May. We will update the details under the gigs section on MySpace so stay tuned. If you live in or around any of these cities, come show some support and enjoy the gigs!"

Show dates are as follows:

5/21 - Brisbane, The Globe Theatre
5/22 - Sydney, The Factory Theatre (All Ages)
5/23 - Melbourne, Billboard the Venue

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Be'lakor Announces Melbourne Show

Australian metallers Be'lakor, who recently signed to Kolony Records, have issued the following statement about their first live show of 2010:

"On Saturday January 9th, 2010, Be'lakor will take to the stage at The Arthouse in Melbourne. Also playing on the night will be three of Melbourne's best rising bands in melodic metal - Arbrynth, Rainshadow and Okera. This gig promises to be an amazing evening of dark, moving and melodic music, brought to you by White Noise Productions. Be'lakor's set will be over an hour long... with a few surprises in store. There are also plans to launch a new t-shirt design on the night (more news on that soon!) So, tell your friends, and hopefully we'll see you there on the night!"

Be'lakor released their album "Stones Reach" in Europe on November 30th, 2009.

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Be'lakor Signs To Kolony Records

Australian metallers Be'lakor have issued the following announcement about signing to Kolony Records:

"Hey everyone, We are very happy to officially announce that Be'lakor has signed with Italy's Kolony Records, for the European release of Stone's Reach. The CDs are being printed in Europe, with essentially the same artwork/booklet. Official release date is 30/11/09. This signing represents another big step for the band, giving Be'lakor European distribution and new promotional channels. We're thrilled to have reached this agreement with Kolony! Thanks to the great support that we have received from our fans in Europe! Hopefully soon we will be able to come across and play some shows for you."

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Melbourne's Festival de la Grenouille Announced

FESTIVAL DE LA GRENOUILLE (Festival of the Frog), brings together eight of Melbourne’s leading metal bands, for a night of metal across two stages. The event, supported by both MetalObsession.net and OzProg, is only $15 and takes place at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on July 31, 2009.

Melbourne band Ne Obliviscaris acquired a new lead guitarist, Benjamin Baret, from France in August, 2008. And with his current visa expiring this August, Benjamin’s main hope of staying in Australia long term is a "Distinguished Talent" visa that would extend his stay in Australia at least another 4 years. The only catch, is that it costs more money to apply than he or the band has, (typical broke metal musicians!) and so this amazing line-up has been put together to raise the money for Benjamin’s visa, to help keep him in Australia long term; to help "keep a frog an Aussie."

As well as the amazing line-up of Eyefear, Ne Obliviscaris, Alarum, Be’lakor, The Ocularis Infernum, In Malice’s Wake and A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Festival De La Grenouille also marks the live debut of a new tech/death band, Primordial Space, featuring Benjamin Baret (guitar) and Brendan Brown (bass) from Ne Obliviscaris and brothers Miles and Glenn Krenzin (drums and guitar respectively).

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Line-Up Announced For Festival De La Grenouille

The Festival De La Grenouille (Festival of the Frog) will take place on July 31st at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. The currently confirmed line-up for the festival will be as follows:

Ne Obliviscaris
The Ocularis Infernum
In Malice's Wake
A Million Dead Birds Laughing
Primordial Space

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Be'lakor Signs To Prime Cuts Music

Dark, melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Be’lakor has quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most promising and creative metal acts. Two years have passed since the independent release of their debut, "The Frail Tide," and now the band's highly anticipated second album, "Stone's Reach," is set for release on June 20, 2009.

"Stone's Reach" will be released by PRIME CUTS MUSIC, and distributed nationally from July 2009 through RIOT! Distribution. Do not miss out. Orders can be made via Prime Cuts Music by emailing pcuts@bigpond.com or from the band.

Be’lakor will be venturing across Australia for the first time, taking in performances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney.

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Be'lakor Posts Two New Songs Online

Melbourne death metal band Be’lakor has posted two tracks from their upcoming album, "Stone’s Reach," on their MySpace player. The album is set to be released on June 20th at their album launch at The Espy in Melbourne, and will also be available online and during the band’s four-stop Australian tour throughout June and July.

Here are the tour dates:

Sat June 20th: The Espy, Melbourne - w/ ‘neath, Envenomed, Arbrynth, Untruth
Sat July 4th: The Enigma Bar, Adelaide - w/ Black Orchid, Quasar, Quest
Fri July 10th: Monstrothic @ Rosies, Brisbane - w/ ‘neath Archaea, Aeternitas
TBA: TBA, Sydney - w/ TBA

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Be'lakor Announces Australian Tour

Melbourne-based melodic death metal band Be'lakor recently announced their first national tour, supporting their highly anticipated second album, "Stone's Reach."

Their first show will be an album launch at Melbourne's The Espy, where they will be joined by Brisbane's 'neath, among others. They will then set off to Adelaide, Brisbane before concluding in Sydney at an unannounced venue and date.

The band has also revealed the cover art for the album, which is to be released on June 20th.

Be'lakor's latest tour dates are as follows:

Saturday, June 20th – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC
with ‘Neath, Envenomed, Arbrynth and Untruth.

Saturday, July 4th – The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
with Black Orchid, Quasar and Quest.

Friday, July 10th – Monstrothic, Brisbane, QLD
with ‘Neath, Archaea and Aeternitas.

Date/Venue TBC – Sydney, NSW

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Be'lakor Announces New Album Title

Victorian melodic death metal band Be’lakor have announced that the title of their upcoming second release will be “Stone’s Reach.” The album will be the follow up to their 2007 debut release, “The Frail Tide.” The upcoming album clocks in at around the 55 minute mark and is due in June according to the band. They have also released the tracklisting:

1. Venator
2. From Scythe to Sceptre
3. Outlive the Hand
4. Sun’s Delusion
5. Held in Hollows
6. Husks
7. Aspect
8. Countless Skies

While you wait for the release, you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Be'lakor Signs With Descent Productions

Descent Productions has announced the signing of Melbourne, Australia's dark melodic metal band Be'lakor.

In the year that has followed the independent release of their debut, "The Frail Tide," the band's international reputation has grown rapidly. Drawing influences from ancient mythology and the perpetual struggle between destruction and life, Be'lakor creates songs that take the listener on a compelling journey.

From the band: "We are thrilled to be signing with Descent Productions. The bands already on the roster are excellent, and we feel that as a label, Descent offers us great support and the freedom to continue making the music that we're so passionate about. This partnership will certainly bear fruit for our listeners into the future, so stay tuned."

In September 2008, "The Frail Tide" will be re-pressed and released in a special edition digipack format through Descent Productions. Be'lakor's as-yet untitled follow-up to this album will be released through Descent Productions in early 2009.

In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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