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Metallysee Booking Agency, the long-running Belgian company which was recently blamed for a string of European tour cancellations by such bands as FINNTROLL, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MARDUK, ENSLAVED and UNLEASHED — has released the following statement:
"For all of those that have been writing in with their hate mail, let me take a moment now to explain the recent mishaps that have been happening at my company, Metallysee Booking Agency.
"First of all, my name is Johan De Mesmaeker and I am one of the owners of Metallysee. I have had this company for more than 22 years, and during that time I have put many bands on tour in Europe. Many who have gone on to become bigger acts and many that have gone on to other booking agencies.
"During the past year, I had to take a leave from running the day-to-day operations of my company due to personal reasons and in my place was my (former) employee named Henk Mol (of Vain Productions). Together with my business partner Gina, Henk was responsible for putting the tours together and making sure that things functioned as they should. Well, as we know now, things didn't happen exactly this way.
"With my sister not knowing anything about the business (or the bands), Henk was pretty much in control of everything. In the case of the Earthshaker Roadshock tour, he, and HE ALONE, made the cost of this tour so high that it was impossible to continue that tour. Some bands were contracted to be paid more than they should have, while other bands were contracted to be paid when in fact they should have been paying us tour support. The same was the case with the MARDUK tour.
"In order to keep my company alive, I had no choice but to cancel these tours to avoid myself going into bankruptcy and to be able to continue in a business that I've been involved in for many years.
"In the case of Henk Mol, on the eve of the Earthshaker tour he conveniently 'quit' his position (and even has the NERVE to go back to some bands on our roster to tell them how he 'left' Metallysee and is in the process of starting his own booking agency and would like to book their tours from now on).
"Now while I don't absolve myself from any responsibility of these recent errors, the fact remains that before I took my leave, I have been doing the No Mercy and X-Mas tours (for example) twice a year for the past nine years that were completely successful. As most of you know, some of these tours had up to 8 and 9 bands and they always went to the [end] and everyone was always paid in full.
"In conclusion, I hope that this answers some questions that people have been asking. Slowly, I will rebuild my company and continue to book tours for the European market.
"To the bands that these problems have affected — FINNTROLL, AFTER FOREVER, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, TAROT, MACHINE MEN, ALL ENDS, MARDUK, ENSLAVED, MELECHESH, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GOATWHORE, PANTHEON I, UNLEASHED and BELPHEGOR — I offer my sincere apologies and will make every effort in time to compensate them for their losses. To the fans, labels, managers and my longtime promoter partners, I also offer my apologies."
The "Excess Of Evil" European tour has been cancelled. The trek was to run this month and feature Marduk, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Goatwhore, Melechesh, and Pantheon I. Here's a statement from Enslaved:
"We are not entirely informed and convinced as to why the tour is cancelled – we were promised an immediate statement from the touring agency (Metalysee) several days ago, but nothing has arrived. At this point, with few days left for the intended tour start, we could no longer wait and we are issuing this, to be honest, half-informed statement. We are normally booked through Goldstar Music in Norway, let us stress over and over again that this tour and its demise is not their workings, this was a one-off collaboration with another booking agency.
All we know is that the tour is cancelled and that we feel disappointed, bitter and at the same time vengeful. We are disappointed because we looked forward to performing top notch shows, being part of a high class package and meeting the fans, the friends; the scene. Bitter because we were already stretched to the limit to do this tour – we were ready to go out and do minimalist shows, with a session keyboard player (as Herbrand Larsen couldn't go due to personal reasons. We feel vengeful because we know we will come back and do these shows tenfold stronger. Our booking agent Goldstar has told us they are already working on rescheduling several of the shows this coming autumn.
As always, there will be speculations as to why this happened. Again, we regret to say that this was never really "our" tour so we lack some insight into the "whys" and "whos" and "whens". We can only state that we were ready to go, no injuries, no imprisonment, no primadonna acts; none of the usual industry clichés. We have heard rumours about why the tour was cancelled, but we choose not to repeat them until an official statement is issued from Metalysee/ Marduk. We hope other sources of information (web boards, forums, magazines) will remain equally patient/ respectful for the official version.
We'll be back with more info should it appear, along with any eventual re-bookings of these shows. A heartfelt thank you to all the people being ready for the shows in France, the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and Austria– we will return."
Sounds of the Underground has announced the lineup for their annual tour. Following two straight appearances in the middle of the day, the event will be closed most nights by splatter metal champions, GWAR; ensuring that fans will remain blood and gore-free until the closing hours of the show. Three other bands will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR: a block-buster artist yet to be announced, face-shredding metal pugilists Chimaira, and experimental noisemakers Every Time I Die.
The day will be completed with a bill including Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, HeavyHeavyLowLow, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents. Expect additional special guest headliners to join the bill on select dates.
The touring festival launches in July and runs into August. More...
A video of GOATWHORE performing the track "Blood Guilt Eucharist" at Magic City Music Hall in Binghamton, NY last November during the band's tour with CELTIC FROST has been posted online at the Underground Video Television web site.
GOATWHORE recently embarked on another North American tour with 1349, NACHTMYSTIUM and AVERSE SEFIRA. In May GOATWHORE will head to Europe as part of "The Excess Of Evil" tour, also featuring MARDUK, ENSLAVED, KEEP OF KALESSIN, MELECHESH and PANTHEON I.
Goatwhore will be hitting the road on March 23rd for a three week long run with 1349, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. They will follow the tour with two weeks of headlining dates before heading to Germany for their first ever European tour, “The Excess of Evil” with Marduk, Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, Melechesh, and Pantheon I.
“We would like to send our thanks out to all the guys from God Forbid, Mnemic, Arsis, The Human Abstract, and Byzantine for making the January thru February "Chains Of Humanity" Tour a complete success!! A big thanks goes out to the guys in God Forbid for making the whole tour possible!! Hope to see you all on the road soon and in the meantime STAY SICK, STAY FUCK!!”
Here are the Goatwhore tour dates: More...
Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.
Additional confirmations include 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DESPISED ICON, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH, LIGEIA, IMPIOUS, 3, and EPICUREAN.
The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.
Bands confirmed for Friday are: More...
Florida's blackened death metallers INFERNAEON have confirmed a handful of dates in Miami in support of the band's forthcoming debut, 'A Symphony of Suffering.' Featuring ex-members of Monstrosity, INFERNAEON's debut features guest vocals from Ben Falgoust (Goatwhore, Soilent Green) and Keith DeVito (Catastrophic), while the band with play dates in Miami as direct support to Deicide and Atheist before heading up to Milwaukee Metalfest later this year.
'A Symphony of Suffering' will see a March 6 release through Prosthetic Records.
Here are the INFERNAEON tour dates:
3/09 Miami, FL – Churchill’s (CD Release Show)
4/07 Miami, FL – Club Flavour (with Deicide)
4/28 Miami, FL – Club Flavour (with Atheist)
5/13 Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Expo Center (Milwaukee Metalfest)
The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.
The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...
There is a new live performance video of Goatwhore playing their track "The Serpent That Enslaves What Is Worshipped From Funeral Dirge For The Rotting Sun" available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was filmed at Magic City Music Hall in Binghamton NY last November during their tour with Celtic Frost.
Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN have issued the following update:
"We're sorry to announce that due to circumstances out of our control Keep Of Kalessin is unable to play the Summer Breeze festival this year as previously announced. We wish the festival the best of luck and hopefully Keep Of Kalessin are able to play there next year. Keep Of Kalessin is confirmed for the Bjørnegildet Studentfestival in Oslo, Norway on february 15th. ENSLAVED, with whom Keep Of Kalessin is touring in May, will also play the same night. More info on http://gildet.realistforeningen.no/."
Upcoming Keep Of Kalessin live dates with MARDUK, ENSLAVED, MELECHESH, GOATWHORE and PANTHEON I on The Excess Of Evil European tour are as follows: More...
PANTHEON I have been added to the "Excess of Evil" tour alongside black metal heavyweights such as Marduk, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Melechesh and Goatwhore. The tour dates are below:
May 10 - (D) Germany K 17 Berlin
May 11 - (D) F Haus Jena
May 12 - (D) Eastclub Bischofswerda
May 13 - (CZ) Fleda Brno
May 14 - (D) Backstage München
May 15 - (D) Batschkapp Frankfurt
May 16 - (D) Roxy Saarbrücken
May 17 - (CH) Z 7 Pratteln
May 18 - (IT) Estragon Bologna
May 19 - (AT) Spielboden Dornbirn
May 20 - (FR) La laiterie Strassbourg
May 21 - (FR) Locomotive Paris
May 22 - (FR) Antipode Rennes
May 23 - (UK) Carling academiy Islington London
May 24 - (D) Turock Essen
May 25 - (NL) Plato Helmond
May 26 - (BE) Biebob Vosselaar
May 27 - (D) Markthalle Hamburg
Norwegian black metallers 1349 will return to the U.S. beginning on March 28th for their first headline tour of America. The tour will also feature Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. Here are the dates confirmed thus far:
3/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
3/29 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
3/30 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Loft
3/31 Bedford NH @ Mark's Place
4/1 New York NY @ BB King Blues Club
4/2 Quebec City QC @ L'Anti
4/3 Montreal QC @ FouFounes
4/4 Royun Noranda QC @ Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda
4/6 Toronto ON @ Opera House
4/9 St. Paul MN @ Station 4
4/13 Hollywood CA @ Knitting Factory
4/14 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater
BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before taking a break from the recording process to support God Forbid for two weeks on a tour package also boasting Goatwhore, Mnemic and Arsis. Upon completion of the tour, BYZANTINE will return to the studio to finish recording. Production this time around will again be handled by Aaron Fisher and BYZANTINE for the yet-untitled full-length, due for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.
"We have so far 11 songs in the bag and most likely will have 15 penned by the time pre-production starts," vocalist/guitarist OJ Ojeda previously stated. "Normally we write 10 and use 10, but riffs are flowing like mad and all four of us are writing material this time, which has been very interesting. All I can say is if this album doesn't kick our first two albums' asses, something is wrong! Some songs are pure thrash, some songs are off time as hell and some songs are depressing and dark. This album WILL be our finest effort."
In other news, Byzantine will appear on the upcoming EyeHateGod tribute record, 'For The Sick: A Tribute to Eyehategod,' performing the track "Shoplift." The record is currently slated for a Feb. 20 release through Season Mist America.
Here are the BYZANTINE tour dates: More...
Southern black metal/sludge masters GOATWHORE will be heading over to the MTV studios in New York City on Wednesday November 29th to tape their segment which will air on Saturday, December 2nd. The band’s video for 'Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult' will air this Saturday, November 11th.
As previously reported, Goatwhore are confirmed for the Seattle Metal Festival which will be held on January 20th, 2007, at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington. More...
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GOATWHORE will be replacing DOG FASHION DISCO on all dates for CATTLE DECAPITATION's headlining tour with DAATH:
November 17 - Austin, TX @ Red Rum
November 18 - Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
November 19 - Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
November 21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
November 22 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
November 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
November 25 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
November 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
with LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:
November 27 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
November 28 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
November 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
November 30 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
December 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 6 - Fargo, ND @ VFW Basement
December 7 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
December 9 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Pub w/ Entombed, Grave, Dismember
In other news, DOG FASHION DISCO released a statement stating that they have not broken up, but are just taking some deserved time off.
Pictures from GOATWHORE’s recent performance at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA have been made available online here.
Swiss metal band CELTIC FROST will be appearing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 30. The segment was taped when FROST played in New York City earlier this month. The show will also mark the "Headbanger's Ball" premier of the video for "A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh", taken from their 2006 release "Monotheist".
"The tour and the audience's reactions have far exceeded all of our expectations," said bassist Martin Eric Ain, checking in from Calgary. "We have worked very hard to bring the FROST back, and the support of the people we have met so far during these shows has made it more than worthwhile. We are one-third into this tour, and we'd like to think there is much more to come and that we have much more to give."
Currently 14 shows into their 47-date North American tour, the band will perform Victoria, Canada Saturday night. On October 3, the band will be joined by SUNN O))) and GOATWHORE, replacing current supporting artists 1349 and SAHG.
More tour dates have been announced in the US tour in which 1349, Sahg, sunnO))), Goatwhore To Open For Celtic Frost 1349 will support Celtic Frost on the 1st leg this autumn. Together with openers Sahg, the band is confirmed on the following dates. On October 4th, the Celtic Frost tour will change the openers to sunnO))) and Goatwhore.
Celtic Frost, 1349, Sahg
09/13 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
09/14 New York, NY - BB King's
09/15 New York, NY - BB King's
09/16 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
09/18 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
09/20 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
09/22 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
09/23 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
09/24 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09/25 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hotel
09/27 Calgary, AB - Warehouse
09/28 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
09/30 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
10/01 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
10/03 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10/04 Hollywood, CA - Safari Sams
These gigs will feature the following line-up: Ravn - Vocals, Archaon - Guitars, Seidemann - Guitars, Tony Laureano (Nile, AngelCorpse, etc.) - Drums, Teloch (Nidingr/Orcustus) - Guitars.
Celtic Frost, sunnO))), Goatwhore
10/04 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
10/06 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
10/07 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
10/08 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/09 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
10/11 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
10/12 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
SHRUM, the long-defunct side-project of late ACID BATH bassist Audie Pitre and drum programmer/keyboardist/vocalist Tomas Viator (DISINCARNATE, SUFFER), had four songs from their "Red Devils and Purple Ringers" CD posted online at this MySpace tribute page.
Described as "a psychadelic, death metal mix of chaos," SHRUM used two bass players (with former JACKNIFE bassist Joseph J. Fontenot on second bass) and no guitarists.
After two well-received albums, ACID BATH's career came to an abrupt and tragic close in 1997 when Audie Pitre and his parents were killed in a drunk-driving accident (the other driver was at fault), according to Wikipedia. This effectively brought ACID BATH to an end, with the other members finding themselves unable to carry on in the same spirit. While rumors of another album circulated after the band's end, nothing new surfaced.
Dax Riggs (vocals) and Mike Sanchez (guitar), however, did go on to perform in AGENTS OF OBLIVION, releasing one self-titled album until that also ended. Dax formed and is currently in DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN. Sammy Duet (guitar) was once a member of CROWBAR, but has since left the band. He is now a member of black metal bands GOATWHORE and RITUAL KILLER and his doom metal band with Kelly Pitre (the brother of Audie) VUAL.