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


Formed: 2000
From: Wervik, West Flanders, Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Thurisaz News

Below is our complete Thurisaz 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.

Thurisaz Releasing CD/DVD

The Belgian atmospheric black/death metal band Thurisaz and the label Sleazy Rider Records have set January 24th of 2015 as release date for upcoming CD/DVD "Thurisaz: Live & Acoustic." The cover artwork and track listing can be seen below, and Thurisaz comments:

"Thurisaz has always been more than just heavy songs with distorted guitars, growls and screams... There has always been a more softer and emotional side to Thurisaz... Often acoustic songs with mainly clean vocals and emotional lyrics. We never wanted to play those songs live before, because we felt that playing them amongst the heavier songs wouldn't do them justice. But throughout the years we realized that a lot of the fans also appreciate this other side of Thurisaz.

"That's why, in September 2013, we decided it was time for a new challenge: an acoustic show with all the songs we didn't play before. We didn't want to bring the songs too literally, we wanted to add something special that would raise the songs a few levels. The aim was to bring a total experience, in a cool venue, with live projections, an awesome lightshow and of course additional strings. It was also a chance to pay homage to the bands that influenced us throughout the years. It took us 9 months of hard work, but in the end we gave birth to something beautiful that made it all worthwhile... "

The track listing is as follows:

1. Symbols
2. Interlude I
3. Years Of Silence
4. Finality (Woods Of Ypres cover)
5. Never To Return
6. A Natural Disaster (Anathema cover)
7. Inner Voices
8. Interlude II
9. Broken
10. Fading Dreams
11. My Kantele (Amorphis cover)
12. Past Perfect

The CD/DVD was recorded and filmed in front of a live audience and with a choir on the 1st of March, 2014 at a sold-out show at the GC Forum in Wervik, the band's hometown. More...

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Thurisaz Recruits New Bass Player

Thurisaz has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"We're glad to finally make it official and welcome Bjorn 'Bud' Vandewalle as our new Thurisaz bass buddie!

"Bjorn is a great bass player, with a warm personality and a very enthusiastic attitude, just the way we like it! He also plays in the band 'Omerta' from Bruges and played in several music projects in the past! Bjorn's first live performances will be on March 1st in Wuustwezel and March 16th in Menen, his hometown!" More...

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Thurisaz Celebrating 15th Anniversary

Belgium's Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about celebrating the band's 15th anniversary:

"Hey dear friends! On February 10th 2012, Thurisaz celebrates it's 15th anniversary. Exactly 15 years ago we started jamming and wrote our first songs! From then on, our history got filled with many highlights, tons of laughter and we've encountered many stories we'll be telling for many years. It never crossed our minds Thurisaz would last this long and it looks like we won't call it quits very soon either.

"But all of this wouldn't be possible without all of you! So we thank you for your support during those 15 years!! Horns up! We'll introduce various promotions and actions throughout the whole year! So stay tuned and we'll contact you with more news!

"To top this special year, we'll experience one of our highlights of our career next week, when we'll play at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus for Pearl-2012 in India!! We've been preparing a special show for this, so we hope to see a lot of you guys at the concert! These are our upcoming gigs! More dates will be announced soon."

Feb 11th 2012 - DE WITTE NON - Hasselt (B)
Feb 18th 2012 - PEARL 2012 - BITS Pilani Campus Hyderabad (INDIA)
Feb 25th 2012 - JH SOJO (Kessel-Lo) - Leuven (B) Frostbite fest
Mar 24th 2012 - TSAS - Harelbeke (B) - Oracle Fest 2
Apr 6th 2012 – THE RAMBLER – Eindhoven (NL) with Natan and Saille
Apr 8th 2012 – THE PIT – Terneuzen (NL) with Natan and Saille
May 5th 2012 - WRECK YOUR NECK - OOSTHOVE - Wervik (B) with In-quest and Bliksem
Jun 16th 2012 - SKULL-FEST - OOSTHOVE - Wervik (B) with Amaranthe (swe)

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Thurisaz Announces First Show In India

Belgian act Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about performing in India for the first time:


"We're very proud to announce our 1st show ever on Indian soil at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus for Pearl-2012! This in February 18th, 2012! India here we come! Thanks to Unseen Underground.

"More info soon!"

You can also listen to two tracks off the band's latest album "The Cimmerian Years" by navigating over to this location, or find more info on Thurisaz via MySpace.

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Thurisaz Posts Songs From New Album

Thurisaz is currently streaming two songs off the band's new album "The Cimmerian Years," which is out now through Sleaszy Rider Records. You can check out "The Carnival Of Miscreation" below, while the song "No Regrets" (featuring Paul Kuhr from Novembers Doom) is available after the jump.


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Thurisaz Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Thurisaz, which recently signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider Records, has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming live shows:

"Hey! At the moment, we're working hard to prepare the release shows in Belgium. We'll play old and especially new songs and you can expect some nice surprises for those shows.

"The album will be available starting from May 20th at our listening party in our hometown Wervik @ De Bierpompe. All Thurisaz-members will be there to serve you some nice cold beers and spin the turntables. All the songs of the new album will be played for the first time, combined with some old-school material. There you will also have the opportunity to purchase our new T-shirts and some old merchandise at reduced prices.

"We have the honour to play at the CD-presentation of March Funèbre on june 1st in Mechelen @ JH Metteko. Our friends of Oceans Of Sadness call it quits and asked us to support at their farewell show in Dessel on June 10th and we'll try to give them one hell of a party!

"That's not the only farewell show we'll support: on October 15th we will play at the only (!) farewell show in Belgium of God Dethroned. Place to be: Fenix in Ieper. We've signed a deal with Unseen Underground, who will be our exclusive Publicity Partner and Tour Manager in Asia Pacific! All pre-orders are sold-out but from may 20th you can order the new (and old) merch again from our website." More...

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Thurisaz Signs To Sleaszy Rider Records

Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Sleaszy Rider Records:

"Hey dear friends! First of all, we're glad to say, that after more than a year being in and out of the studio, the recording, mixing and mastering of the new album 'The Cimmerian Years' finally came to an end. Last Sunday we officially spent our last minutes in the CCR-studio, adjusting and adding the last samples!

"Second of all, we're proud to announce that we signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider Records from Greece (Ancient, The Elysian Fields, Prejudice...)! They will release our third album 'The Cimmerian Years', which will be available in May 2011!

"So... What to expect? One could say it's gonna be a known mixture of styles, yet so very different... It's gonna be the known combination of different vocals, yet so very different... It's gonna be the known soundscapes of bombast and melody, yet again so very different... Let's just say, it will sound familiar and it won't... ;-) Here on myspace, you can check out some new songs: 'My Precious Unknown' & 'Second Mirror.'

"The artwork is done by the Dutch artist Geert van Mook. Here's a first glance of the cover. Thanx to Geert for doing a splendid job! News about how to pre-order your promo-package will be posted on April 1st. Be sure to order on time, there will only be 100 promo-packs available! Soon more information on video's, release-shows, new shirts, tours, etc..."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Broken
2. My Precious Unknown
3. Second Mirror
4. No Regrets (feat. November Doom's Paul Kuhr)
5. Fare Thee Well
6. The Carnival Of Miscreation
7. Inner Voices
8. Unhealed (feat. Inis Cathaigh's Els Blieck)
9. A Glance Of Misperception (feat. Saturnus' Thomas A.G. Jensen)

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Thurisaz Posts New Studio Video Online

Belgium melodic black metal act Thurisaz has posted a new video report online. The band has completed its third album, titled "The Cimmerian Years", which is set for an early 2011 release. The album was recorded and mixed at CCR Studio in Zulte, Belgium with producer Kris Belean. You can view the studio report below:

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Thurisaz Announces Guest Musicians

Thurisaz has issued the following update about Paul Kuhr and Thomas A.G. Jensen performing guest spots on the band's upcoming album:

"Proudly we announce Paul Kuhr from Novembers Doom (US) and Thomas A.G. Jensen from Saturnus (DK) did some excellent guest vocals on our upcoming album called 'The Cimmerian Years.' We know both Paul and Thomas from tours in Europe and The States we did in the past. It’s a real honour to have them both on our new record. Paul has one of the best and powerful grunts of the metal scene and Thomas has a voice with a lot of emotion and depth in his spoken word and grunt. Paul will appear on the song called 'Last Goodbye.' Thomas will appear on the song 'A Glance of Misperception.'"

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Thurisaz Streaming New Song

Thurisaz has checked in with the following update about posting a new song online:

"After three years of hard working, nagging, good times and bad times, Thurisaz is very proud to introduce you to the new song at this location! The song is called 'Unhealed' and will be the first song on The Cimmerian Years. We think it pretty sums up what to expect of the new album.

"Throughout the years we have evolved a lot as a band, but we always try to stick to the core of Thurisaz: making music that is not especially difficult nor technical but tries to reach people to the depths of their hearts. Guestvocals are done by the wonderful Els Blieck (Inis Cathaigh), needless to say that we are very thrilled about the result. Mixing was once again done by Kris of CCR, who (once again) did an outstanding job! Enjoy the song and hopefully see you soon!

"An album-teaser will be posted once mixing is done! We are currently looking for a label for the new release! If you like the song and want to hear more, be sure to contact us!"

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Thurisaz Issues Recording Update

Belgian metallers Thurisaz have checked in with the following update about recording new material for an upcoming album:

"News about recordings! On the weekend of 5/6 June we will entering the CCR-studio for a couple of days to finish our new album. We will record the vocals and later mixing everything! A new studio report when bass and keyboards were recorded in the spring of 2010. Don't mind the poor sound quality. Soon more news about the new album! Horns up!"

A brief video clip containing Thurisaz recording footage can be viewed at this location.

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Thurisaz To Enter The Studio

Belgian metallers Thurisaz have issued the following update about entering the recording studio:

"Hey dear metal friends! Two weeks left before we enter the CCR studio to record our third full-album! With the help of the sound engineers Kris and Nik we'll start recording on February 15th. Normally all should be recorded @ the end of March 2010! Soon there will be more news about the cover, title and release date! This month we are looking forward to make our trip to Madrid to rejoin our friends Novembers Doom @ the gig in Ritmo Y Compas!"

Thursiaz also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/20 Rockin Ricky fest, JOC Ieper (B)
2/21 Ritmo y Compas Madrid (E)
3/7 De Gaper Geluwe (B)
6/20 Oosthove (B)
10/16 OHK, Oostende (B) with Always Fallen and Izegrim

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Thurisaz Streaming New Song Online

Belgian metallers Thurisaz have issued the following update about streaming a new song via their MySpace page:

"2009 has been a year of heights and lows for Thurisaz... First there was the departure of our bass player Lars, which was a very tough decision to make but in the end the right decision for both him and the band. We are still very grateful for all he did for Thurisaz throughout the years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!!!

"The departure meant of course there was room for a new recruit: Hannes Leroy, a long time friend of the band. With Hannes joining, Thurisaz finally found back the energy and inspiration it was looking for since quite some time. And that paid off!!! Since a year we've started to write new material, with ups and downs, but we're nearing the final stage. Recordings will be done next spring in the CCR-studio, where we recorded our both previous albums. We've always enjoyed working with Kris from CCR, so we're very much looking forward to record there again! But... no promises yet on a release date, to avoid false hopes.

"A couple of months ago we promised a new song on our myspace. It was originally meant as a preproduction (and in a way it still is), but thanx to the efforts of Nik, our sound engineer, it has turned out great! Granted, it has took us a little longer as foreseen, but here is 'Precious Scars' as a new years present from Thurisaz to the fans and to everyone who supported us throughout the years! Enjoy!!!"

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Thurisaz Working On New Teaser Song

Belgian metallers Thurisaz have announced that they recorded a new song over the weekend of October 17th-18th as a teaser for their upcoming full-length album. The song is currently in the mixing and mastering process. More news about the teaser song being made available is expected to follow soon.

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Thurisaz Announces Live Show With Isole

Belgian metallers Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Good news!!! We'll be playing with Isole (Swe) and Marche Funèbre in Ieper (Vortn Vis) on the 27th of september! Hope to see you there! Other good news: we've got a new tour planned in november, dates and places will be announced soon."

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Thurisaz Issues Band Update

Thurisaz has issued the following update about working on new material:

"We know it's been quiet around Thurisaz for quite some time now, but don't worry! We've been working on some new material over the past months (or is it years? ) and we're very thrilled about the results till now!!! We'll be putting a brand new song up our myspace by the end of september/beginning of october, so watch out for it!!!

"And if you can't wait to hear it, come and see our gig @ Rockfest Hamme on the 11th of september!!! Horns up !!!"

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Thurisaz Announces Irish Tour Dates

Belgian metal band Thurisaz has announced a run of tour dates in Ireland. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/23 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, Ireland (with DAYS OF NIGHT)
4/24 - The Stables - Mullingar, Ireland (with BLACK OF THE SOUTH, AWAKEN DOMINION)
4/25 - Full Metal Racket 2009 - Belfast, Ireland (with PARADISE LOST, ROTTING CHRIST, more)
4/26 - Fibber Magees - Dublin, Ireland (with LAST JUDGEMENT)

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Thurisaz Welcomes New Bassist Hannes Leroy

Belgium's Thurisaz have announced the addition of bassist Hannes Leroy. They have issued the following statement:

"We like to introduce our newest Thurisaz-member: Hannes Leroy, longtime friend and local basshero. We are very excited about Hannes joining our ranks and are looking forward to future gigs and compositions together. First gig with Hannes will be in our hometown Wervik on the 20th of february 2009. Hope to see you there!"

"We also have a few tours and a new album coming up, more news on that very soon!"

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Novembers Doom Announce DVD Release Date

Novembers Doom has announced the release date of their first DVD entitled, "The Novella Vosselaar : Live in Belgium", for August 5th. The show was recorded on November 10th, 2007 in Vosselaar, Belgium at the Biebob. The set list covered material from most of the band's current and back catalog, ranging from the fast and heavy, to the slow ballad, the set was chosen to cover all aspects of their musical directions.

Singer Paul Kuhr said that the DVD, '"The Novella Vosselaar : Live in Belgium", is "a perfect way for fans all over the world to experience Novembers Doom live, who may not have had the opportunity to attend a performance, or for those who wish to enjoy the live atmosphere in the comfort of home."

Also, Novembers Doom has re-released two of their albums with bonus tracks, the albums being, "Amid its Hollowed Mirth", and "Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers". Bonus tracks on "Amid its Hollowed Mirth" are "Scarification", "Winter Solstice", Mammaliferous Earth", and "Crown of Thorns"; the bonus tracks on "Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers" are soft versions of "For Every Leaf That Falls" and "Forever With Unopened Eye".


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