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Woe

Formed: 2007
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Woe News

Below is our complete Woe 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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Woe Streaming New Song Online

Philadelphia black metal act Woe is currently streaming a new song online via Metal Sucks. The new track "A Treatise on Control" can be heard at this location. "A Treatise on Control" is off the band's upcoming album "Quietly, Undramatically," which is set to be released via Candlelight Records on October 12th 2010.

The "Quietly, Undramatically" track listing is as follows:

1. No Solitude
2. The Road From Recovery
3. Quietly, Undramatically
4. A Treatise on Control
5. Without Logic
6. Full Circle
7. Hatred is Our Heart

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Woe Comments On Upcoming Album

Candlelight Records has announced October 12th as the North American release date for "Quietly, Undramatically," the new album from black metal act Woe. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at front man Chris Grigg's BS1 in Philadelphia, the album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold, and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

Formed in 2007, Woe originally began as a solo project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Chris Grigg. Grigg commented, “Quietly, Undramatically is a major step forward for Woe. Not only is it our first release for Candlelight Records but the debut of Woe: the band as opposed to Woe: the solo project. The performances of Evan Madden (drums) and Shane Madden (bass) bring Woe to a whole new level. It is a much more mature album, featuring dynamics and ideas that Woe has never been able to tackle before. We are all very excited for this album's release and the subsequent live performances in support of it!"

The album reunites the band with designer/illustrator Justin Miller. "Justin and I have worked together on different projects for years now and he has never let me down. I consider his art an additional song on the album -- the most important song, the one that ties it all together. Sound is what I do, sight is what he does, and it is a relief to know that Woe's presentation is handled with such feeling." More...

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Woe Announces New Album Details

Woe have announced details regarding the band's upcoming studio album titled "Quietly, Undramatically." "Quietly, Undramatically" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Candlelight Records. This is first recording from Woe to feature a full band, in place of single multi-instrumentalist Chris Grigg.

"Quietly, Undramatically" tracklisting:
1. No Solitude
2. The Road From Recovery
3. Quietly, Undramatically
4. A Treatise on Control
5. Without Logic
6. Full Circle
7. Hatred is Our Heart

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Woe Finishes Recording New Album

Black metal act Woe has announced the recording is officially finished for the upcoming album "Quietly, Undramatically," and the mastering process will begin on July 3rd. The band has also posted a live performance video clip online for the new song "Hatred is Our Heart," which can be viewed below.

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Woe To Begin Recording New Album

Philadelphia based black metal band Woe has issued the following update about beginning the recording of a new album:

"The recording of 'Quietly, Undramatically' begins on Sunday at noon. With the exception of Matt Moore's leads, we expect to have all of the drums and guitars done by the end of the day on Monday. In preparation for this, Evan and I played through the entire album last night. It's 8 songs and clocks in somewhere around 40 minutes. Every song is likely to make it into our live repertoire."

Two video clips of new material being performed live can also be viewed below. More...

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Woe Signs To Candlelight Records

Philadelphia based black metal band Woe has issued the following brief statement about inking a record deal with Candlelight Records:

"Through sheer hateful magick (or something like that), Woe has signed with Candlelight Records. The new album, 'Quietly, Undramatically' is set to begin recording in February and slated for a summer release. More info to follow."

Samples of Woe's music can be found at their MySpace page. Woe also has the following upcoming tour dates:

1/7 2010 Behemoth, Septicflesh, Shining, and Woe @ the TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/13 2010 Ralph’s Diner Worcester, Massachusetts

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Javelina Posts New Music Online

JAVELINA has posted the new tracks, “You’re Going To Hate This” and “Black Blizzard,” from their Translation Loss Records debut release, entitled "Beasts Among Sheep" at their MySpace page. The album was released on September 29th.

JAVELINA’s new record "Beasts Among Sheep" was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL by Sanford Parker Parker (Minsk, Pelican, Nachtmystium), mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, and features artwork by Philadelphia’s very own Old City Tattoo stalwart artist Jason Goldberg. More...

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Woe To Reissue "A Spell For The Death Of Man"

Philadelphia based black metal band Woe has given the following announcement about reissuing their latest album:

"500 copies available on red wax from Creeping Vine Productions and Subvert All Media. Mesmerizing new art by Justin Miller, creator of the original CD's artwork. Audio taken from a far-superior high resolution remaster. This is 'A Spell For The Death of Man' the way it was intended.

"Orders will begin shipping this week. In the US, order from here."

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The Green Evening Requiem Reveals Debut Details

THE GREEN EVENING REQUIEM, featuring new WOODS OF YPRES drummer Evan Madden and members of Philadelphia black metal iconoclasts WOE, have just released their long-awaited debut full-length album as a "pay-what-you-want" download. The album, entitled "Bastards of Atlas," is now available on their website. The band, who were recently featured on Metal Injection, saw their previous release distributed by Krakenhaus Records and The End Records. Drummer Evan Madden issued the following statement:

"The Green Evening Requiem album, 'Bastards of Atlas,' is now available!"

"The track list is as follows:
1. A Poison Tree
2. Affliction
3. If Ever So
4. Severance
5. Atlantis in Winter
6. The Human Nebula
7. Bastards of Atlas" More...

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Pay What You Want to Download Woe's Debut Album

Chris Grigg, vocalist of Philadelphia black metallers WOE, has released the following statement regarding the new "pay what you will" option on their website for WOE's debut album, "A Spell for the Death of Man:"

"Woe is not a marketing scheme or career path. It is not something we do to get famous, get girls, get friends, get sponsorships, or look cool. (A good thing, too, since it has not and cannot do any of those things!) The amount of time, energy, and personal money poured into this project for no reason other than passion for the art is staggering and, as time goes on, will continue and increase. Below, a dollar amount of your choice can be entered and, when the process is complete, you will start the download of a zip file (approx 102MB) containing the complete 'A Spell for the Death of Man' album in MP3 (320kbps) format along with the CD insert and lyrics. It is DRM-free so you can do with it as you please." More...

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Tombs Announces US Tour Dates with Pelican

NY metallers, TOMBS, have announced a two-week tour with PELICAN. The Tour covers the western U.S. and including a stop at SXSW in Austin, TX. This tour will also include DREDG on the first part of the tour, followed by WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM on the later half.

TOMBS are touring in support of the forthcoming album and Relapse debut "Winter Hours." "Winter Hours" will be released on February 17th for North American and February 23rd internationally. The band recently premiered the first video from "Winter Hours," for album opener "Gossamer," online now via Pitchfork.TV. More...

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Virginia's Heart Of Winter Fest Lineup Finalized

Richmond, Virginia's first Heart of Winter Fest now has a finalized line-up, primarily consisting of black metal, doom, heavy metal and grind bands. The three-day event will run from December 18th - 20th, with the schedule as follows:

Thursday, December 18th @ Nara Japan (1309 W. Main St.) - 9pm - $6
Valkyrie
Human Smoke
The Return (Bathory cover band)
+ heavy metal karaoke

Friday, December 19th @ Alley Katz (10 Walnut Alley) - 7pm - $10
Battlemaster
Bastard Sapling
Tombs
Infernal Stronghold
Cough
Antietam

Saturday, December 20th @ Rocks (1814 E. Main St.) - 5:30pm - $12
Withered
Evoken
Woe
Inter Arma
Black Anvil
Neckbrace
Withersoul
Ravn

Fest organizers comment: "This fest is going to be a hell of a time (with) a slew of badass Richmond bands and sick as hell out of town bands! This is the first time a fest like this has happened in RVA to my knowledge. One of our biggest goals with this beast of a fest is to keep it DIY. We want to do it yearly and I'm hoping you can all help it grow. If you come and show your support for your friends, the music, the bands, winter, whatever... I'm considering everyone involved in the first year to be the OG's of the fest!"

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