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Latest Empyrean News

Below is our complete Empyrean 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.

Empyrean Posts New Song Online

Brisbane black metallers Empyrean have posted a new song up on their Myspace. There is no mention of what upcoming release “Odium” comes off, but the band state it’ll give you a good idea on the direction they’re heading.

On the live front, the band will be headlining at the weekly Monstrothic night in Brisbane on March 5th alongside Nefaria, Vyrion, Ablaze Within and Prophets of War.

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Se Bon Kira Replaces Infiltrator At ATG5 Fest

Organiser’s of leading Australian Heavy Metal festival Against The Grain have announced lineup changes to this year’s fifth edition of the fest, which is set to take place on Saturday, September 19.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Infiltrator will not be taking part in Australia’s biggest metal fest, Against The Grain 5. We apologies to anyone who purchased a ticket just to see Infiltrator, but rest assured the rest of the line up will keep you more than satisfied if your an Infiltrator fan.

"Adelaide’s own Se Bon Kira will be taking their position on the day, news that Adelaide metal fans will be no doubt be happy about. After their highly successful EP launch on July 4th, which saw a packed out Uni-Bar witness Se Bon Kira display a flawless set of raw groove laden thrash, they were the obvious choice to put on the festival and we are very happy that they will be taking part of the festivities."

You can check out Se Bon Ki Ra at their MySpace page.

Here's the lineup for AGAINST THE GRAIN 2009: More...

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Empyrean Adds More Australian Tour Dates

Released in December 2008 through Prime Cuts Music, "QUIETUS," the debut album from this outstanding extreme symphonic metal sextet from Brisbane, has been met with positive reviews from press and fans alike. The band is backing it up with a national tour that is taking the band to Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Sunshine Coast and Adelaide.

Here are the latest "Quietus" tour dates:

Fri, July 10: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW
with: Aeon of Horus, Bane Of Isidur, Alice Through The Windshield Glass

Sat, July 11: The Basement, Canberra, ACT
with: Aeon of Horus, Kill For Satan, Mytile Vey Lorth & Immorium

Fri, July 24: Rosies Live, Brisbane, QLD
Headlining METAL OF HONOUR with: In Malices Wake (VIC), Phalanx, Giger.

Sat, August 28: Sand's Tavern, Sunshine Coast, QLD
with: Archea, Violent Green & Sardonic Avulsion

Sat, September 19: AGAINST THE GRAIN 5 (Fowler's Live), Adelaide, SA.
with: Alchemist, The Amenta, Mournful Congregation, Alarum, Truth Corroded etc.

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Australian Support For Morbid Angel Announced

Promoter Soundworks touring has announced the support bands to take part on Morbid Angel’s Australia/NZ tour - their first in 13 years - in May/June. Here are the supporting bands announced:

Sat May 30th - Transmission Room, Auckland w/ Dawn Of Azazel and Vassafor
Mon June 1st - Billboards Nightclub, Melbourne w/ The Ocularis Infernum and Aphotic Dawn
Wed June 3rd - Capitol, Perth w/ Malignant Monster and Nails Of Imposition
Fri June 5th - The Metro, Sydney w/ Daemon Foetal Harvest and Infinitum
Mon June 8th - The Hifi, Brisbane w/ Vomitor and Empyrean

Tickets are fast running out, however some still remain at the following vendors:

Auckland - www.ticketek.co.nz, www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy
Melbourne - www.ticketek.com.au, www.moshtix.com, www.billboard.webtickets.com.au
Perth - www.moshtix.com, 78 Records, Mills Records
Sydney - www.ticketek.com.au, www.themetrotheatre.com.au
Brisbane - www.oztix.com, www.hifi.com.au/brisbane

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Empyrean Announces New Tour Dates

EMPYREAN has released the following tour dates on their Myspace page:

Fri, March 27: The Castle, Dandenong, VIC **ALL AGES**
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Death Audio & Among the Devoured

Sat, March 28: The East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, VIC
with: Ne Obliviscaris, In Malice’s Wake & A Million Dead Birds Laughing

Fri, April 3: Monstrothic (Rosies Live), Brisbane, QLD
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Cadaverine & City Chalk Outline

Sat, April 4: Brannigan’s Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Silver Ocean Storm & Rekoil

Fri, May 22: The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
with: Lord, Truth Corroded & Se Bon Ki Ra

Fri, July 3: The Basement, Canberra, ACT
with: Aeon of Horus & more TBA

Sat, July 4: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW
with: Aeon of Horus & more TBA

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Empyrean Has Equipment Stolen At Satyricon Show

Brisbane symphonic black metal band Empyrean had some band equipment stolen at their Brisbane show on Friday night supporting Satyricon.

“Some complete fucktards decided to walk out with my basket filled with cables (Instrument, Speaker and Power cables); my amp pedal and my wireless at the gig on friday night supporting Satyricon at the Arena. This shit fucking sucks…

"Regardless, if you see a Peavey JSX Pedal on sale in Brisbane that has the washers exposed and a Shure Wireless system, send me through a message (on Myspace): it’s mine. This shit does happen folks, make sure someone is always looking after your equipment, especially in older venues”

If you have any information regarding the theft, contact the band on their MySpace at myspace.com/empyreanband.

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