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Formed: 1991
From: Los Angeles,, CA, United States
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Latest Bigelf News

Below is our complete Bigelf 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.

Doom In June Vol. 4 Coming To Las Vegas

The Doom In June Vol. 4 Music Festival is entering its fourth consecutive year. 22 live bands will be playing over a two day period on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th at The Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, NV.

Included in the roster will be Pennsylvania trio Pale Divine (pictured below), who recently remastered their entire "Cemetery Earth" album on Shadow Kingdom records. Also there will be Las Vegas' own Demon Lung and Harry Conklin's black metal band Satan's Host.

For the first time in the festival's four-year history bands have been booked to perform starting Friday night (June 6th). In keeping with festival tradition, Saturday (June 7th) will feature music all day and well into the night. Doom in June expanded the format to accommodate 22 bands this year.

"I'm proud to be doing Doom in June for the 4th time" explains festival founder Marco Barbieri, "We've expanded to a two-day format in order to add more bands. There is a greater diversity of talent and we've listened to the fans and made it darker and heavier this year."

Confirmed artists include the following 22 bands. Originally 23 artists, The Freeks cancelled their scheduled appearance:

Acid Witch
Black Prism
Christian Mistress
Demon Lung
Ides of Gemini
My Ruin
Night Demon
November's Doom
Pale Divine
Satan's Host
Secrets of the Sky
Spiritual Shepherd
Spun in Darkness
Trapped Within Burning Machinery
Whores of Tijuana
Wounded Giant

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Bigelf Streaming Full "Into The Maelstrom" Album

Los Angeles based Bigelf has released new album "Into The Maelstrom" via InsideOut Music, and today you can hear the full release below, courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

"Into The Maelstrom" is available on a limited 2CD digipak which includes exclusive re-mixes & demo versions, as well as a gatefold 2LP vinyl edition which includes the full album on CD. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Incredible Time Machine
2. Hypersleep
3. Already Gone
4. Alien Frequency
5. The Professor & The Madman
6. Mr. Harry McQuhae
7. Vertigod
8. Control Freak
9. High
10. Edge of Oblivion
11. Theater of Dreams
12. ITM: I. Destination Unknown / II. Harbinger Of Death / III. Memories More...

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Bigelf Reveals Album Details

The long-awaited return to action for Bigelf was recently announced with the album "Into the Maelstrom," slated for an April 1st release in North America. Now the cover artwork, track listing, and full format details are being revealed.

"Into the Maelstrom" will be available on a limited 2CD digipak, which includes exclusive re-mixes & demo versions, as well as a gatefold 2LP vinyl edition, which includes the full album on CD. The track listing is as follows:

1. Incredible Time Machine
2. Hypersleep
3. Already Gone
4. Alien Frequency
5. The Professor & The Madman
6. Mr. Harry McQuhae
7. Vertigod
8. Control Freak
9. High
10. Edge of Oblivion
11. Theater of Dreams
12. ITM: I. Destination Unknown / II. Harbinger Of Death / III. Memories

Damon Fox previously had this to say about the album: "I think ITM is the best Bigelf record yet and I believe it is a real game changer for the band. It's gonna put us over the top! Psychedelic cinematic landscapes and melodic prog-doom set the stage for the new album, I cannot wait for fans (old and new) to experience all of its apocalyptic color." More...

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Bigelf Signs With InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music is immensely pleased to announce the signing of progressive-rock powerhouse Bigelf for the release of a forthcoming new album later this year. Label head Thomas Waber says about the signing:

"We have been talking to Bigelf for quite some time now and I am really pleased that we finally managed to make this happen! Bigelf are an excellent addition to the InsideOut Music roster!"

It's been a few years since we've heard any activity from the Bigelef camp, so who better to explain to us what's been going on than the band's mastermind Damon Fox himself:

"Finally! Bigelf lands on a planet whose atmosphere is synonymous with progressive rock and heavy metal. One of my all-time favourite quotes is, 'Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid...' I'm ecstatic that InsideOut/Century Media and Mike Portnoy have joined 'forces' with Bigelf.

"First, I want to elaborate on what has been happening 'inside' the band since 2010, there have been numerous rumours on the internet that I fired everyone in Bigelf, this is completely untrue.

"After the juggernaut of 'Cheat The Gallows' came to a halt, the business and personal infrastructure of Bigelf imploded and an unexpected hiatus occurred leaving the band in complete disarray. A myriad of personal, financial and domestic matters had enveloped myself as well as certain members of the group. There also comes a time when deep down inside it just doesn't feel right anymore, and one has to face the music that the end is near. Transparency no longer exists and with that, clarity and perspective are lost. More...

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Priestess Announces European Tour

Canada's Priestess has announced they will be embarking on a string of European tour dates alongside Bigelf. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/01 – Hamburg, Gemany @ Logo
2/02 – Berlin, Gemany @ White Trash
2/03 – Munich, Gemany @ 59 to 1
2/04 – Cologne, Gemany @ Luxor
2/06 – Strasbourg, Franve @ La Laiterie
2/07 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
2/08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
2/09 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
2/11 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
2/12 – Treviso, Italy @ New Age
2/13 – Milan, Italy @ Tunnel
2/15 – Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra
2/16 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Ramdall
2/20 – Oxford, England @ Academy
2/22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
2/23 – Manchester, England @ Club Academy
2/24 – Wolverhampton, England @ Little Civic
2/25 – London, England @ Underworld

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Unexpect Finishes Mixing New Album

Montreal avant-garde metal band Unexpect has recently left for Europe for the European Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Bigelf. The band has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album and their tour:

"We'll be finishing up the mixing process of the new album as soon as we get back home. In between, we'll be doing the Trois-Rivieres Metal Fest this year with Suffocation & Quo Vadis! Don't miss this annual and classic event on November 13 at the Bâtisse Industrielle!" More...

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European Progressive Nation Tour Dates Updated

The European leg of the Progressive Nation tour will feature Dream Theater, Opeth, Bigelf, and Unexpect. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

9/23 - Ice Hall - Helsinki, Finland
9/25 - Hovet - Stockholm, Sweden
9/26 - Spektrum - Oslo, Norway
9/27 - KB Hallen - Copenhagen, Denmark
9/29 - Arena - Berlin, Germany
9/30 - Luczniczka Hall - Bydgoszcz, Poland

10/2 - Sporthalle - Hamburg, Germany
10/4 - Zenith - Paris, France
10/6 - Zenith - Lille, France
10/7 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Netherlands
10/13 - Olympia, Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
10/17 - Forest National - Brussels, Belgium
10/18 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahhrhunderthalle
10/19 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Arena
10/31 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Tivoli

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Revolver Offers Compilation For Free Download

When you are at Mayhem Fest this year, you can visit the Revolver tent to pick up your free Limited Edition Revolver/Mayhem special mini magazine. The magazine is just like the regular Revolver magazine, only smaller. It is 42 pages and features 26 bands such as Job For a Cowboy, Anthrax, Darkest Hour, Baroness, and Dying Fetus. The magazine is jam packed with exclusive interviews, but what is not included is the exclusive 21 track compilation, which you can download online in it's entirety for free.

Here's the compilation's tracklisting:

1. Job For A Cowboy “Regurgitated Disinformation”
2. Impending Doom “More Than Conquerors”
3. For Today “Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger)”
4. Baroness “Wanderlust”
5. Dying Fetus “Homicidal Retribution”
6. Narrows “Chambered”
7. Reign Supreme “And Come What May”
8. The 69 Eyes “Dead Girls Are Easy”
9. Living Colour “Behind The Sun”
10. Sugar Red Drive “One More Time”
11. Bigelf “The Evils of Rock & Roll”
12. Suicide City “The Best Way”
13. Graves of Valor “Locusta”
14. Tombs “Gossamer”
15. Darkest Hour “No God”
16. Bury Your Dead “Without You”
17. Carnifex “In Coalesce With Filth and Faith”
18. Wretched “Aborning”
19. Within The Ruins “Extinguish Them”
20. Corpus Christi “Fight For Your King”
21. Arise and Ruin “Doom Sentence”

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Porcupine Tree Announces North American Tour Dates

Progressive rockers Porcupine Tree has announced a string of headlining tour dates in North America. Joining them on the bill will be King's X, Bigelf and on select dates, That 1 Guy.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 15 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
September 16 - Portland, OR - Roseland
September 18 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
September 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
September 21 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
September 22 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
September 24 - Ny, NY - Terminal 5
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
September 27 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
September 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
September 30 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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