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Death metal legends GRAVE are currently preparing for their 20th anniversary tour in May. Support will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION. Their upcoming album, Dominion VIII, will be released on May 19th via Regain.
Grave tour dates include:
8 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
9 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
10 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
11 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
13 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
14 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
15 - Milwuakee, WI - Vnuks
16 - Lansing, MI - Macs
17 - South Bend, IN - Elvas
20 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
22 - Cleveland, OH - Jigsaw
24 - Allentown, PA - The Sterling (no Monstrosity, Abysmal Dawn)
26 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
30 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
31 - Albany, NY - Upper Deck
Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION.
So far the following dates have been announced:
May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN)
May 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
May 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring past and present members from CENTINEX, GRAVE, REGURGITATE, INTERMENT, AMARAN, WORLD BELOW and DELLAMORTE, recently parted ways with vocalist Ludvig Engellau due to "musical and personal reasons."
The group has since issued the following update: "We still haven't decided who will be the new permanent vocalist in DEMONICAL and as there is no hurry really, we will not take any rash decision either."
"As stated earlier we had a guy named Widda with us on the tour in Finland. For the Metalmania festival in Poland we tried something different and gave Lisa (yep, that's a female) the opportunity to front the band. Both were great and did excellent jobs so big hails to them!!" More...
Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update:
"OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out the confirmed dates here. We'll be adding few shows more to the tour soon, so keep checking the live section..."
"We've been doing a lot of pre-production for the coming fourth album during last few weeks, and the stuff is starting to kick some serious ass and ear! The actual album recording session will begin next Sunday, at Easter Sunday, what could be more evil metal date to start the studio sessions! It seems that OG will be returning to more melodic approach on this album, back to the glory days, hehe. But no worries, the stuff will still be as heavy as a really heavy thing!" More...
Sweden's GRAVE have announced the following tour dates for Russia:
5 - Gorod - Moscow
6 - City - Voronezh
8 - Podzemka - Rostov-on-Don
10 - Generator - Toljatti
11 - Agava - Ufa
12 - KZ im.Lavrova - Ekaterinburg
13 - DK Ordzho - Magnitogorsk
14 - Podval - Samara
KRUX, the Swedish doom band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (ex-ARCH ENEMY) and keyboardist Carl Westholm, have issued the following update:
"Krux will play the classic Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on March 21st. Showtime is 8 PM and headliners that evening is SATYRICON. No doubt there will be a brutally cool long Friday at the Rockefeller venue."
"A few days later Krux plays in Stockholm on March 25. Venue is Club 44 and it's an all ages evening. No alcohol is served but the bill is really good. Krux headlines before TAINT and KEN MODE, two really cool British metal bands."
"Tickets are 80 kr. Be there!!"
THE PROJECT HATE — the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), guitarist Petter S. Freed (2 TON PREDATOR), singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS) and drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA, RUNEMAGICK, LORD BELIAL, ENGEL) — has issued the following update:
"All the seven songs [for the new THE PROJECT HATE album] are now finished. Seven songs of the music you love when it comes to the HATE. It's time to complete the lyrics now, something that will definitely take some time. During the coming months (or more thruthfully; until we actually record the album) we will enhance the material as we go along, making everything even better, more infernal and all-around even more utterly dominating. We dig to work like that, you know."
"All vocal parts have been decided and both Jo and J are hard at work with what they will deliver next time. We have even contacted some of the planned guest musicians that we want on the next masterpiece. Some of them being childhood heroes actually. Maybe..."
THE PROJECT HATE's last album, "In Hora Mortis Nostræ", was released in September 2007 via Stormvox Records, the label owned by Swedish actor Peter Stormare.
NILE, GRAVE, and BELPHEGOR will team up for the following European tour dates later this year:
September 1 - Bratislava, SLA @ Randall
September 2 - Wien, AUT @ Arena
September 3 - Budapest, HUN @ A38
September 4 - Ljubljana, SLO @ Media Park
September 5 - Belgrade, SER @ SKC
September 6 - Bucarest, ROM @ Studio Martin
September 7 - Sofia, BUL @ Black Box
September 10 - Bologna, ITA @ Estragon
September 11 - Marseille, FRA @ T.B.A.
September 12 - Vitoria, SPA @ Azkena
September 13 - Porto, POR @ Caos Emergente Festival
September 14 - Sevilla, SPA @ Sala Q
September 16 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol
September 17 - Barcelona, SPA @ Salamandra 1
September 19 - London, UK @ Underworld
September 20 - Peterborough, UK @ The Park
September 21 - Leeds, UK @ Rio’s
September 22 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolves Civic
September 23 - Dublin, IRE @ T.B.A.
September 25 - Haarlem, NET @ Patronaat
September 26 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
September 27 - Essen, GER @ Turock
September 28 - Eindhoven, NET @ Effenaar
September 30 - Aalborg, DEN @ Studenterhuset
October 1 - Orebro, SWE @ Satin
October 2 - Oslo, NOR @ Maiden
October 3 - Goteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus
October 4 - Malmoe, SWE @ KB
October 5 - Berlin, GER @ K17
Regain Records has launched a special GRAVE MySpace page featuring a streaming version of one track - "Bloodpath" - from the Swedish death metal masters' eighth album, "Dominion VIII", which will be released in Europe on April 21, 2008. To view the CD art, goto the Myspace page linked above.
The tracklisting for "Dominion VIII" is as follows: "A World In Darkness," "Fallen (Angel Son)," "Deathstorm," "Stained By Hate," "Bloodpath," "Annihilated Gods," "Sinners Lust," "Dark Signs," "8th Dominion."
According to a recent update, "Dominion VIII," "will contain nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality."
DEMONICAL, the new Swedish death metal band featuring past and present members from CENTINEX, GRAVE, REGURGITATE, INTERMENT, AMARAN, WORLD BELOW and DELLAMORTE, has scheduled the following dates:
Mar. 08 - POL - Katowice - Metalmania Festival
Apr. 04 - SWE - Stockholm - Tantogården (w/ NECROPHOBIC)
May 09 - SWE - Västerås - Taj Mahal (w/ TRAUMA MORALIS, FACIAL ABUSE)
Jul. 18 - GER - Pössneck - Hells Pleasure Festival
Sep. 12 - GER - Krugsdorf bei Pasewalk - Tunes of Death Festival
Death metal legends Vader have issued the following announcement on their official website:
It's going to be the loudest anniversary! 25 years on death metal scene, what a great result! Only few bands were able to survive for so unimaginable period of time. Among them there's a Polish death metal band Vader! Massive Music - band's management and booking agency is going to celebrate this great anniversary with a special concert. The show will take place in Warsaw, at Stodola Club on 30th of August.
"Hopefully the venue will be completely packed this day. There are at least a few good reasons to come to this special show. You will see a bunch of famous metal guests, also bands that in the 80's together with Vader created extreme metal scene. The guest-list we've created is quite impressive. Unfortunately, some of them can't appear on the show due to their other obligations. Some of them are maybe too big to be a part of this, I would say- pretty uncommercial event. That's also why we decided to organize this anniversary at Stodola Club, it will be a show for most dedicated Vader's maniacs. Anyhow, you can expect a great package! " (Mariusz Kmiolek - Massive Music)
First bands confirmed for this show are Grave (Sweden), Nile (US), Rotting Christ (Greece) and Krisiun (Brazil). More special guests of Vader's anniversary gig will be announced soon. Another good reason to come to the show is of course Vader! The band will play over two-hour liveset, presenting songs from old demo tapes as well as Vader's famous hits from recent studio albums. The show will be filmed for an anniversary DVD release tentatively called "XXV" (to be released in 2009).
"This time we can promise you a very special release. We don't want to screw up things as it happened with our latest DVD. To refresh the entire concept of a metal DVD we decided to work with people who have never filmed a metal show. They have a great experience in making videoclips, TV programs, advertisements and other things. Those fresh ideas blended with our visions will guarantee something really special. The DVD will feature not only a show, but also a lot of backstage footage including many surprises." (Mariusz Kmiolek - Massive Music)
Exclusively for this day Vader will prepare not only a special live set, but also a special stage design and some other surprises. On the anniversary party you will see also some other famous guests from a music industry. The band is going to launch a special anniversary website. Be prepared for XXV anniversary of Vader!
Long-running Swedish death metallers GRAVE have set "Dominion VIII" as the title of their eighth studio album, tentatively due in April/May via Regain Records. According to the band, the CD will contain "nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality. At this moment the vocal parts and mixing/mastering is [all that is] left to do and will be completed within the first weeks of January."
GRAVE is planning to mark its 20th anniversary with a number of shows featuring the group's early material. The band previously said in a statement, "Next year it's already 20 years since GRAVE was formed. In 1988 after replacing some members we changed our name from CORPSE. That year we also recorded our classic first demo 'Sick Disgust Eternal' and continued musically what we started with our previous bands DESTROYER, ANGUISH, CORPSE and PUTREFACTION. We will mark the anniversary with a new album and also massive touring and festival appearances where we will mainly play old stuff from the early days." More...
NUCLEAR ASSAULT are the latest act confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Maryland Deathfest will take place May 23rd - 25th at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.
Confirmed acts for the fest include: AFGRUND, ANAAL NATHRAKH, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS, BLOOD DUSTER, COFFINS, COPREMESIS, DEAD, DECRYPT, DEFEATED SANITY, DEFEATIST, DERANGED, DISAVOWED, DISFEAR, ENGORGED, FLESH PARADE, FUCK…I'M DEAD, GADGET, GHOUL, GRAVE, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, HELLNATION, IMPALED, INFECTED MALIGNITY, JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE, KALIBAS, KEITZER, MACABRE, MARTYR, MONSTROSITY, PHOBIA, REPULSION, SLEEP TERROR, SQUASH BOWELS, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, THE ARSON PROJECT, THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING, TORSOFUCK, WACO JESUS.
As reported earlier today, Regain Records announced the signing of Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE. The band is currently in the studio working on their eighth album, scheduled for release in April/May 2008. Grave commented today about the deal:
"After 15 years and seven albums on Century Media and free from any contract we felt the need to try something new. The recording of our eighth album began this week and is scheduled for release before the summer. Grave has (also) started a cooperation with Massive Music booking agency. We have worked together on our two latest European tours and decided to let them handle our upcoming gigs and tours exclusively."
Long-running Swedish death metallers GRAVE have inked deal with Regain Records. The band is currently working on material for its eighth studio album, tentatively due next spring.
As previously reported, GRAVE will play a special 20th anniversary set consisting of material from the band's early albums on December 21, 2007 at Sala Zero in Tarragona, Spain. Also appearing on the bill will be the black metal band BETWEEN THE FROST. A flyer for the show can be viewed at StayMetal.net.
GRAVE is planning to mark its 20th anniversary with additional shows featuring the group's early material. The band previously said in a statement, "Next year it's already 20 years since GRAVE was formed. In 1988 after replacing some members we changed our name from CORPSE. That year we also recorded our classic first demo 'Sick Disgust Eternal' and continued musically what we started with our previous bands DESTROYER, ANGUISH, CORPSE and PUTREFACTION. We will mark the anniversary with a new album and also massive touring and festival appearances where we will mainly play old stuff from the early days." More...
According to Staymetal.net, Swedish death metal legends GRAVE will play a special 20th anniversary set consisting of material from the band's early albums on December 21st at Sala Zero in Tarragona, Spain. BETWEEN THE FROST is also on the bill.
Grave recently issued the following 20th anniversary update: "Next year its already 20 years since Grave was formed. In 1988 after replacing some members we changed our name from CORPSE. That year we also recorded our classic first demo Sick Disgust Eternal and continued musically what we started with our previous bands DESTROYER, ANGUISH, Corpse and PUTREFACTION. We will mark the anniversary with a new album and also massive touring and festival appearances where we will mainly play old stuff from the early days. More...
Demonical's debut album, "Servants of the Unlight", will be released on Friday April 27th through Cyclone Empire. The band will celebrate this by doing two exclusive rituals as support for swedish death masters Grave. The dates are:
27.04 2007 Sweden - Gothenburg - Club Nocturnal
28.04 2007 Norway - Oslo - Club Maiden
Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR has been confirmed for the Hellflame Festival, set to take place on September 8 at N8 in Osnabrück, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
SECRETS OF THE MOON
In other news, BELPHEGOR has scheduled two dates in Russia in April. The details are as follows:
Apr. 13 - Port Club - St. Petersburg, RUS
Apr. 14 - Tochka Club – Moscow, RUS
BELPHEGOR's video for the song "Bluhtsturm Erotika" — produced and directed by Florian Werner — has been posted online at Belphegor.at. The song comes off the group's new album, "Pestapokalypse VI", which was released on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.
BELPHEGOR recently took part in Glenn Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour, which was revived last month for a two-week West Coast run. Also appearing on the bill were DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED and ASESINO.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, RED HARVEST and GRAVE have been confirmed for have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Abysmal Dawn's Charles Elliott has sent in the following update regarding the cancellation of the Dismember and Grave tour that they were scheduled to be part of:
"For whatever reasons our tour with Dismember and Grave has been cancelled. This situation is completely out of our control and we hope that people understand and come out to support us next time. Words cannot express how frustrate we feel at the moment after taking this tour on such short notice. We would like to thank Mike Bear (Artisan) for offering to fill in for Carlos on this tour at the last minute. As many of you know he played bass on "From Ashes" and would have done an amazing job. The first date of the tour will still take place at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on December 1st. The lineup for the night will be Abysmal Dawn, Coffin Texts, Letum Ascensus, Nema and Unsanctified. Tickets are only $8 for the night and if you bought tickets in advance you can come down to the show for either a partial or full refund."
This announcement comes not long after The Absence dropped off the Entombed, Dismember, and Grave tour "because of several unresolved problems" with their booking agent.