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Latest Griftegard News

Below is our complete Griftegard 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.

Griftegard Contributes Song To Vinyl Split

Sweden's Griftegård has issued the following brief update about contributing a track to a split vinyl album with Lord Vicar: "Both bands contribute with one new track each: Griftegård - A Deathbed For All Holy - Lord Vicar - Do You Believe? Buy it from Ván directly."

You can check out the cover artwork for the split at this location. You can also check out the band's music via the official Griftegård MySpace profile.

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Griftegard Streaming Songs From Latest Album

Norrköping, Sweden doom metal act Griftegard released its debut full-length, "Solemn-Sacred-Severe," in the US earlier this year via Van Records. The album was recorded and mixed during the first half of 2009 in Milk Studios, Norrköping, and produced by the band, with co-producer engineer/studio owner Magnus Jonsson. Decibel Magazine is currently streaming three tracks off the album. The songs "Charles Taze Russell," "I Refuse These Ashes," and "Noah’s hands" can be heard at this location.

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Griftegard Posts "Punishment And Ordeal" Footage

Griftegard has posted a live video clip online of the band performing the song "Punishment and Ordeal," which can be viewed below.

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Mirror Of Deception Completes New Album

Swabian doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION has finished the recordings for their new album, "A Smouldering Fire," (at the vault of END OF GREENs Michelle Darkness). The band has also re-recorded some older material. Currently the band is busy mixing the album at Soundman Studios, to be released in the fall.

Upcoming Mirror of Deception shows are as follows:

23.10.2010 GER - Würzburg - Posthalle - Hammer Of Doom IV (w/ SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GRIFTEGARD, SORCERER)
06.11.2010 AUT - Wien - Escape - Doom Over Vienna V (w/ Isole, MaeL Mórdha, Vortigan)
04.12.2010 GER - Schorndorf - Manufaktur - 20 Years Mirror of Deception (w/ DREAMING + 1 Special Guest)

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Dublin Doom Day Announces Complete Lineup

The second annual Dublin Doom Day has been confirmed to take place on September 18th at the Fibber Magees in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland. The organisers of the event has confirmed that the full lineup is as follows:

Mourning Beloveth
Hour Of 13
Pagan Altar
Officium Triste
People Of The Monolith
Why Angels Fall
De Novissimis
Shattered Hope

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First Bands Confirmed For Dublin Doom Day

Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has been confirmed for the upcoming "Dublin Doom Day Chapter 2" festival, which will take place in Dublin on September 18th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced line-up is as follows, with more bands expected to be announced soon:

Mourning Beloveth
Pagan Altar

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Griftegard Cancels Hammer Of Doom Appearance

Sweden's Griftegard have issued the following brief statement about canceling their previously scheduled appearance at the Hammer of Doom Festival:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control we are forced to cancel our appearance at the Hammer Of Doom festival on the 6th of February in Germany. So, to everyone that planned to see us there: we are really sorry."

Sample Griftegard tracks are also available for streaming through the band's official MySpace page.

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Griftegard Updates Tour Schedule

Swedish metallers Griftegård have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

11/20 Hellraiser w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Leipzig
11/21 Roxy w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Flensburg
11/22 K17 w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Berlin

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Griftegard Streaming New Song Online

Griftegård has issued the following update about streaming a new song titled "The Mire" on their MySpace page:

"A taste of our upcoming album is audible as of today in the shape of THE MIRE. The album will be out September 11 through Ván Records and later an LP version will be released through Nachtgnosis."

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Wolverine Bassist Guests On New Griftegard Album

Wolverine has issued the following announcement about their bass player making a guest appearance on the upcoming Griftegård album:

"Our bassplayer, Thomas Jansson, recently recorded the bass tracks on Griftegård's upcoming album which is to be released in September this year. Griftegård, a doom metal band from Norrköping, Sweden, invited Thomas to participate in the process of making this album after a rather quick and unforseen situation which led to the original bassplayer parting ways with the band. When former Wolverine guitarist Per Broddesson, now member of Griftegård, asked whether Thomas could come to Norrköping and help out, there was no way he was going to miss the opportunity to work with a band that he highly appreciates. Thomas will join Griftegård on the Hamburg gig due 18 July, where they will play together with The Devil's Blood."

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