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Below is our complete Earthen 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.
The Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2013 will take place in Chicago this coming May 3rd and 4th. The full lineup has now been revealed and is available below. The organizers of the festival also commented:
"Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in North America - keeping underground metal alive in the states. They've quickly gained an infamous reputation across the world by featuring many legendary bands all at one event.
"Some Ragnarokkr veterans include the reunion of Brocas Helm, the German power metal masters Wizard for their only USA show, Helstar for the first time in the Midwest in over 2 decades, Voltax for their first USA appearance, Obsession featuring Michael Vescera, and the epic Virgin Steele. 2013 will be the best year yet! For more details, visit this location."
Rock Club Stage
Oz (Sweden, first USA show)
Tyrant’s Reign (back after 7 yrs)
Ashbury (first metal show)
Split Heaven (Mexico, first USA show)
Folk metal act Earthen has issued the following announcement about streaming an Amorphis cover track online and update about new releases from the band:
"To the friends of Eearthen & of thee earth, we have uploaded a new song and a cover of the Amorphis classic Black Winter Day. Please have a listen! We also have a show announcement for DEC 26th 2010 @ Chicago's legendary The Exit. If your going to Macabre's annual HOH show @ Reggies this year, be sure to come to the after show party show @ Exit featuring EARTHEN.
"We have a special guest performing with us that night. A Chicago legend. We will be playing a cover or two and most of our new album live. Also speaking of album, we have changed the title from 'Of Thee Earth' to 'The Fate That Binds Us All.' The EP 'The System Of The Seasons' is almost ready for release and should be by the middle of next month. The full length will follow in 2011 and look for the box set 'The Ashes of Transition' expected to be available 12 21 2012, which chronicles the the beginnings, the evolution, and the final stages of the music from the album 'The Fate That Binds Us All.' After almost 7 years of hard work we're nearing the end...of the beginning."
Guitarist Mike Le Gros of Illinois folk metal outfit Earthen has issued the following announcement about offering two free MP3s of the band's debut album:
"Any interested parties can get a few of the songs off of Earthen's debut full-length 'Of Thee Earth' by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reply with 2 mp3's of 2 songs. We haven't made anything available for download yet and wont until the project is completely mixed and mastered. Until then this is your only chance to get some Earthen into your music rotation. Thanks."
You can also hear Earthen's music via the band's official MySpace page.
Folk metal band Earthen has issued the following announcement bout playing their first live show with their new line-up:
"In celebration of VIVA LA MUERTE'S B-day we will be performing for the first time in Chicago in nearly 2 years. We will be playing for 1 hour from 11-12 on Friday the day after Thanksgiving 11-27-09, in celebration of our friend Danyell's B-day!. Please come on out and celebrate with Earthen, Danyell and her Hot and Heavy Burlesque Troop, as well as Mike Le Gros's (Disinter, Nachtmystium, Novembers Doom), return to the stage with a brand new live line-up and a few special guests. Earthen Hot & Heavy Burlesque @ The Viaduct Theatre 3111 n. Belmont Chicago Il. Doors 9:00 pm show starts 10:00 pm"
Folk metallers Earthen have issued the following announcement about working on new material and completing their line-up:
"Its as almost as if this was ‘the year without a summer’ in Chicago, very mild and cool. And now its almost over. As we say Farewell to Litha, we've been quite busy these last weeks. Id like to say, besides working with Dominik, Sophia, and Julian from URN as live session members, Mark Piotrowski(Experiment, Oversoul13, Triple Scorpio) has been added to the EARTHEN line-up in the lead guitarist position. As it stands the current line-up is... Giam Paul ~ vox, Mike Le Gros ~ electric/acoustic guitar, Mark Piotrowski ~ lead guitar, Dionisio Ramirez ~ bass, Even Berry ~ drums/percussion, Drake Mefesta~ piano/keys, Dominik ~ live guitar, Julian ~ live bass, Sophia ~ flute, keys, vox
"We are currently finishing up the recording project. There are a few more visits for the recording aspect and then it will be a chore to mix. We've since added a few new tunes and covers to the slew of tunes we are brewing. SOme of the new titles are... Washing Away, Farewell Litha, and we covered... Summerland (Kings X), I Am A Viking (Y Malmsteen), The Glorious Moment acousticly (Nachtmystium)
"The boxes are moving along nicely and I will be pressing the next two discs in the series or set, ‘Of Sorrow And Sadness’ and ‘The Ashes Of Transition’. More to come..."