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Cirrha Niva

Formed: 1993
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

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Cirrha Niva Recruits New Members

Dutch act Cirrha Niva, which announced the band was splitting with its bassist and drummer back in August, has now issued the following statement about recruiting new members:

"New band members found: we'd like to introduce Jan-Frans Knevel and Elger van Delft as our new bass player and drummer. We already had several rehearsals together and we must say that we are glad to have them on board. You can read more of them at our website. Welcome guys!"

You can also check out Cirrha Niva's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page here.

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Cirrha Niva Splits With Drummer And Bassist

Dutch act Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer and bassist:

"After thinking about if they could live up to the band's expectations, drummer Wiebe Slim and recently joined bass player Jan van Baal will leave Cirrha Niva. Even though we understand their choice we still regret it, but in the end we both think it's for the better. A short personal statement from the ex guys can be read on our website.

"As result of this we are in search for a new drummer and bass player to complete the band. We are currently writing new songs for our next album. Are you or do you know someone who is motivated, talented and loyal, then drop us a line at cirrhaniva@gmail.com, or Facebook.

"None of the gigs will be canceled! Drummer Eelco van der Meer and bass player Alex van Damme (who helped us out more than once now) will step in temporarily."

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Cirrha Niva Posts Road Report

Cirrha Niva has posted a recap of the band's recent European tour dates. An excerpt from the road report reads as follows:

"After lots of emails, phone calls and text messages Cirrha Niva's part in Crimson Glory's European Tour was a fact! And now, when it's finished there is so much to share with you all that I could spent a whole week writing a tour report and after putting it live I would still feel the urge to add more details, anecdotes and pics. Yeah, I know myself. So here's what I did. I changed it into a Photo Report and just add tiny footnotes. Probably more fun for you to look at, and more relaxing for me. So, hope you like it. CG is obviously Crimson Glory and with TS I mean the friendly people of the Norwegian band Triosphere.

"Day 01 - Dynamo, Einhoven - Who is WhoJan just before his first gig in Cirrha Niva. Legrand & Rob in the door opening of the nightliner. This day was like going to school for the first time or the first day working for a new boss. Meeting CG and TS for the first time, seeing 13 new faces including our tourmanager, our busdriver and the soundguy and lets not forget Jon Drenning's wife. Also the people from the famous venue had names and faces, hell.

"Everything was a bit strange, who does what when and how and how helps him? But before you could worry about these things everything started to roll, everyone did their piece and in the end: everybody happy! And for the first time I saw CG on stage. Damn, they are good! More...

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Cirrha Niva To Support Crimson Glory

Dutch band Cirrha Niva, which recently recruited a new bassist, has issued the following update about touring with Crimson Glory:

"We are happy to announce that Cirrha Niva will be part of the complete European Crimson Glory 25th Anniversary Tour! We will support Crimson Glory and Triosphere on every clubshow in April and May 2011. Here are the dates."

April 27 2011 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Holland
April 28 2011 Boederij, Zoetermeer, Holland
April 29 2011 Atak, Enschede, Holland
May 02 2011 Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland
May 03 2011 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
May 04 2011 Kaminwerk, Memmingen, Germany
May 07 2011 Turock, Essen, Germany
May 08 2011 Rondpunkt 26, Genk, Belgium

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Cirrha Niva Splits With Bassist

Dutch act Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Daniel Huijben:

"Seven years ago we announced the arrival of bass guitarist Daniel Huijben and now we must announce his choice in leaving Cirrha Niva. In those seven years we achieved a lot as a band and we composed, recorded and gigged with our latest album. Therefore we want to thank Daniel for his tremendous input and wish him lot's of success in the future. Although we feel sorry Daniel choose to leave us, we respect his choice. You can read Daniel's personal statement here.

"At the same time we like to introduce Jan van Baal as our new bass guitarist. Jan will have his first performance as a Cirrha Niva member on April 27 in Dynamo, Eindhoven. More info about Jan can be found on our website soon!"

Cirrha Niva's music is also available for streaming through the band's MySpace profile.

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Cirrha Niva To Support Crimson Glory

Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about supporting Crimson Glory at an upcoming show in Germany:

"Hi Spacers, besides the already confirmed Dutch shows, Cirrha Niva will also be supporting Crimson Glory in Essen (Germany) during their 25th anniversary tour. Crimson Rules!"

The upcoming Cirrha Niva tour dates are as follows:

Apr 27 Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands - 7:00 PM
Apr 28 Boerderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands - 7:00 PM
Apr 29 Atak (Grolsch Zaal) Enschede, Netherlands - 7:00 PM
May 7 Turock Essen, GERMANY - 7:00 PM

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Cirrha Niva To Support Crimson Glory

Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about heading off on tour with Crimson Glory:

"Hi people, We've got some hot news to share with you all. Cirrha Niva is joining Crimson Glory, the kings of progressive metal, on there 25th anniversary tour 2011! So far we are doing all the dutch shows and are tremendously proud and honoured to do so."

The Crimson Glory tour dates are as follows (Cirrha Niva on Dutch shows):

27. April 2011 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
28. April 2011 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij
29. April 2011 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
30. April 2011 - Lauda/Königshofen, Germany - Keep It True
02. May 2011 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Konzertfabrik Z7
03. May 2011 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
04. May 2011 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
06. May 2011 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmøygeddon
07. May 2011 - Essen, Germany - Turock
08. May 2011 - Genk, Belgium - Rondpunt 26
15. June 2011 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head

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Cirrha Niva To Appear In Metal Calendar

Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about appearing in the upcoming 2011 Mindview Magazine calendar.

"Hi People, we are one of the twelve bands that are selected for the new 2011 calendar of Mindview Magazine. Some of the other bands are Nevermore, Paradise Lost, Epica, Alestorm and Sabaton.

"This calendar will be for sale within a few weeks and it will be available at the website of the Belgium magazine Mindview and at Large Popmerchandising. All profits are donated to a Crohn's disease fund. Oh, we are the December band."

You can also check out Cirrha Niva's music via this location.

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Cirrha Niva Comments On Alcatraz Fest

Cirrha Niva has checked in with the following recap of the band's performance at the Alcatraz metal festival:

"Yeah people, Alcatraz was a blast for us! We enjoyed this gig very much, as you probably can see on the pics taken by various photographers. We especially like to thank Tim Tonckroe for the special photo shoot he did with us before the gig, very cool!

"As you probably read in some reviews our new drummer Wiebe Slim had to skip this gig due to an earlier planned obligation...vacation:-) So the pic taken by Tim cannot be used to promote the band, but as cool as it is we didn’t wanna keep this hidden from all you guys & girlzz. So here it is.

"From left to right that is: Robin de Groot (live guest vocals on The Fooling), vocalist Legrand, the guitarists Carlo Heefer & Rob Willemse, temporary live drummer Eelco van der Meer (who helped us out more than once now, thanx mate!), and finally bassist Daniel Huijben. Horns up baby! More...

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Cirrha Niva Drummer Comments On Joining The Band

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva recently announced they recruited Wiebe Slim as the band's new drummer. Wiebe Slim has now issued the following statement about joining the band:

"Hi there! This is my first announcement as an official member of Cirrha Niva. I’m very honored and happy to be the new drummer of this great band. During the search for a new drummer I fell in on May 8th in Goes. We had a great gig! After two rehearsals and the show I decided to join the band. The chemistry with the other band members is great. I’m really looking forward to the live gigs and writing new material. Hope to see you at one of our live performances!"

Cirrha Niva tracks are available for streaming through the band's official MySpace page.

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Cirrha Niva Recruits New Drummer

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"We are more than happy to welcome Wiebe Slim (ex-Melora Rain) as our new drummer! We already did one show with Wiebe while supporting The 11th Hour, but at that time he was just doin' us a favour. Needless to say that there was a perfect match that day, which resulted in the fact that Wiebe joined the band. Wiebe will introduce himself further on this week, but let's reveal something already right now.

"As a drummer he is influenced by Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Marco Minneman, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Benny Greb, Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy and many more. So it's obvious he likes Planet X, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree & Symphony X. For those who want to see him doin' an improvised drum solo, check the video below. At the same time we'd like to take the opportunity to thank former drummer Tommy White and wish him a full recovery!"

Footage of Wiebe Slim performing can also be viewed below. More...

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Cirrha Niva Adds Another Festival Appearance

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva will be performing at a string of upcoming summer festivals. The band has now issued the following brief update about adding another festival stop: "Hi there, we just got informed that we will open the Zwarte Cross Festival 2010 on Friday the 16th, we will play on the Aardschok Stage! More info will follow later on! Hell yeah!"

Cirrha Niva's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/15 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
7/10 2010 Roadgrill Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
7/16 2010 Zwarte Cross Festival Lichtenvoorde, NETHERLANDS
8/7 2010 Alcatraz Metal Festival Deinze, BELGIUM
9/4 2010 Occultfest Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS
9/11 2010 The Cave Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
10/1 2010 Mario Metal Mania Tilburg, NETHERLANDS

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Cirrha Niva Announces New Festival Appearances

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following update about two new festival appearances:

"We are happy to announce that Cirrha Niva has been confirmed for the Roadgrill 2010 and the Occultfest 2010 line-up! The Roadgrill festival will take place on the 10th of July in Rotterdam (NL). Headliner of this festival will be Evergrey. More info at the Roadgrill website later on.

"Occultfest will have it's 9th edition this year. It's a 2 day festival, we are probably scheduled to play on the 2nd days Saturday the 4th of September. No further information about other bands yet, please check the occultfest website for info. See you out there!"

The upcoming Cirrha Niva tour dates are as follows:

5/7 2010 LITTLE DEVIL TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
5/8 2010 Beest Goes, NETHERLANDS
5/15 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
7/10 2010 Roadgrill Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
8/7 2010 Alcatraz Metal Festival Deinze, BELGIUM
9/4 2010 Occultfest Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS
9/11 2010 The Cave Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
10/1 2010 Mario Metal Mania Tilburg, NETHERLANDS

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Cirrha Niva Announces Temporary Drummers

Cirrha Niva, who recently parted ways with their guitarist Tommy White, has checked in with the following update about recruiting temporary drummers for upcoming live shows:

"Hi Friends, we are still taking auditions to find a new drummer. But as you might have noticed our gig list is also increasing. For this we need to thank Eelco van der Meer, who is again willing to help us out for the time being. Eelco will play the upcoming gigs on May 7 and May 15.

"And on the 8th of May, where we will be supporting The 11th Hour in t Beest, the drum seat will be taken by Wiebe Slim. Wiebe is a very talented drummer, well known for his work in the progressive band Melora Rain. Come and see."

The upcoming Cirrha Niva tour dates are as follows:

5/7 2010 LITTLE DEVIL TILBURG, NL
5/8 2010 Beest Goes, US
5/15 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, US
8/7 2010 Alcatraz Metal Festival Deinze, BE
10/1 2010 Mario Metal Mania Tilburg, US

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Cirrha Niva Parts With Drummer

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following announcement about parting ways with their drummer Tommy White:

"Dear friends, we have a sad announcement to make: drummer Tommy White is forced to leave Cirrha Niva due to health problems. Although it didn’t came as a surprise to us we still feel very sad about it. We can only accept his carefully considered decision and wish Tommy a quick recovery. We really hope sometimes, someday, Tom’s health will allow him to pick up the drumsticks again and form or join a new band…this band will not only gain a kick-ass tight drummer but also a wonderful person. Good luck mate! Cirrha Niva will NOT cancel any gigs.

"Temporary drummer Eelco van der Meer who has played most of the recent gigs, will help us out for the time being. In the meantime Cirrha Niva is urgently seeking for a new talented drummer. So if you are a kick-ass drummer yourself or you know someone who is…contact the band at cirrhaniva [at] home.nl"

Tommy has also written a personal note in which he explains his decision: More...

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Cirrha Niva Posts Album Teaser Trailer

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have posted a teaser trailer online for their latest album "For Moments Never Done." The trailer can be viewed below.

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Cirrha Niva Confirmed For Alcatraz Metal Fest

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Belgian Alcatraz Metal Festival, which will take place on August 7th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts for the festival include Kreator, Epica, Moonspell, Pretty Maids, Lizzy Borden, Raven, and Evile.

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Cirrha Niva Issues Year End Update

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following year end update:

"We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a rocking 2010. A lot has happened in 2009, of course the release of our latest album ‘For Moments Never Done’ in September, for which we have received nothing but very good reviews all over the world. In October we played our very first acoustic gig in Belgium, which we enjoyed so much that we decided to do this more often. Also were we invited at ‘Aardschok Kink FM’ on national radio, we played live on the air.

"Drummer Tommy White started having health problems, which forced the band to look for a temporary replacement for the last two live shows in 2009. Eelco van der Meer from the band ‘Ethereal’ occupied the drum seat and did a marvelous job. Although still not fully recovered, Tommy is hoping to be able to play with the band again very soon. We have started writing new songs as we do not want to wait another 8 years to release an album. It is too early to tell anything about them yet but we have a lot of ideas, which we hopefully can turn into great songs."

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Cirrha Niva Members To Play Friends Of Rock Fest

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following update about two of their band members appearing at the Friends of Rock Festival:

"We'd like to inform you of a very special festival that will take place NEXT SUNDAY DECEMBER 20 in Plein ‘79, a venue in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL). For this festival bands are torn apart and their members must form a new band playing metal/hardrock covers. Cirrha Niva’s Rob Willemse & Daniël Huijben will be playing there in two separate bands: Rob’s band is called WAM! (abbrev for Wolfgang Amadeus Metal) and consists members of Fuelblooded, The Smelly Cats & Nightsnake they play songs from Dio, Iron Maiden, Metal Church, Whitesnake, Motorhead and more.

"Daniël’s band is called Bereklauw. He plays with members from Sweet Amber & Velvet Johnson some songs from Twisted Sister, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and more... The festival starts at 3 PM (c.e.t.), and you are more than welcome. More info (in Dutch) at this location."

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Cirrha Niva To Appear On Christmas Album

Dutch prog metallers Cirrha Niva have announced they will be making an appearance on an upcoming Christmas album titled "A Very Progressive Christmas." Melodic Revolution Records has issued the following statement about the album:

"Melodic Revolution Records is proud to release its first Holiday CD A Very Progressive Christmas. A Very Progressive Christmas Vol. 1. is a holiday series of songs that will stir emotions and inspire us all. Featuring some of the finest independent and international prog bands performing music with a progressive holiday flair. This CD is an eclectic mix of traditional classic holiday music such as: We Three Kings by Kurt Tischer of Temple 8; thematic music by Legend (Holy King) and prog metalers Cirrha Niva (Golan Heights) which features a guest appearance by Yuval Kramer from the Israeli band Amaseffer as well as other interpretations of the holiday season in true prog fashion."

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