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Below is our complete Kongh 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.

Kongh Announces "Ten Years Of Doom" Tour

Kongh has announced dates for the "Ten Years Of Doom" tour, which can be found below. The band also comments:

"Finally we can announce that we're about to tour through Europe again. It's been over two years since last time, and this will be our first tour outside of Scandinavia in support of our latest album 'Sole Creation.' April 2014 also happens to be exactly ten years since the formation of Kongh, and this journey will be a celebration of that. Total heaviness guaranteed.

"A second leg of the tour, covering other parts of Europe not possible for us to visit in April, is currently being planned to happen at a later point this year."

April 10 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
April 11 - Bielefeld, DE - AJZ (with Windhand, Indian, Inter Arma)
April 12 - Leipzig, DE - "Doom Over Leipzig" at UT Connewitz
April 13 - Wroclaw, PL - Firlej
April 14 - TBA
April 15 - Vienna, AT - Arena (with Sourvein, Graves At Sea)
April 16 - Nurnberg, DE - Artischocken
April 17 - Brussels, BE - Magasin 4
April 18 - Rouen, FR - Emporium Galorium
April 19 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie (with Terra Tenebrosa, The Old Wind)
April 20 - Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje (with Castle, Lonely Kamel, Sleepy Sun)
April 21 - Hamburg, DE - Astra Stube
April 27 - London, UK - "The Desertfest" at The Underworld More...

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Kongh To Re-Release "Counting Heartbeats"

Sweden's premiere doomsters Kongh will re-release the debut album "Counting Heartbeats" via Agonia Records.

The album, containing over 50 minutes of additional playing time in comparison with the original version, is set to be released on the 24th of September worldwide.

The re-released "Counting Heartbeats" will feature two bonuses never released on CD before: the split LP with Ocean Chief and the "demo 2006" - the band's first ever recording.

"Counting Heartbeats" will be available only as a limited deluxe double digipack. The first batch of CDs attainable at the Agonia Records Webstore will additionally be available with an exclusive silver-print t-shirt. Pre-orders are available right here.

The band is also currently working on a new European tour. Details will be forthcoming. More...

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Kongh To Support Meshuggah

Kongh has checked in with the following statement about performing alongside Meshuggah on upcoming European shows:

"We're very glad to announce that we will be main support for Meshuggah on their Scandinavian tour in May. Swarm (feat. Disfear/ex-Entombed members) will join on the Swedish shows. Heavy it will be."

May 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega)
May 6 - Aarhus, Denmark (Voxhall)
May 8 - Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
May 9 - Stockholm, Sweden (Cirkus)
May 10 - Umeå, Sweden (Idun) More...

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Kongh Offering Track For Free Download

Agonia Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a free download from the upcoming Kongh album:

"What's possibly the most emotional and one of the best written compositions in Kongh's discography, can now be downloaded for free from Soundcloud. The 4th and final song from the Sludge/Doom Swedes forthcoming 'Sole Creation' album, poetically entitled 'Skymning' and featuring a great clean vocal line by David Johansson, can be downloaded (or streamed) at this location."

The "Sole Creation" album will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin and mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
4. Skymning

"Sole Creation" is available for exclusive pre-orders on CD and Vinyl via Agonia Records Webshop until the 5th of February at this location. More...

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Kongh Streaming New Album's Title Track

Sweden's doom-rock-sludge outfit Kongh has premiered a new song online via YouTube. Check out the first 7 minutes of the title track of band's newest album "Sole Creation" below.

"Sole Creation" will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia through Agonia Records. The band's 3rd album from will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin and was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

Kongh's front-man, David Johansson, commented: "After a very long time of hard work, this album is finally ready for release. We couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and I really think it is the best Kongh material so far. For our old fans, I am pretty sure it will be well worth the wait and I also think it holds great potential to satisfy a bunch of new listeners. In my opinion, the album is more dynamic and has much more emphasis on melodies than our previous works. At the same time it maintains the harshness and it's undoubtedly the heaviest slab of metal we've done as well."

The track listing is:

1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
4. Skymning More...

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Kongh Reveals New Album Details

Swedish Grammy nominees Kongh have revealed the cover of their new full-length album entitled "Sole Creation." The album will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th February in North Amercia.

"Sole Creation" - the 3rd album from the doom metal trio - will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame. Kongh's front-man, David Johansson, commented:

"After a very long time of hard work, this album is finally ready for release. We couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and I really think it is the best Kongh material so far. For our old fans, I am pretty sure it will be well worth the wait and I also think it holds great potential to satisfy a bunch of new listeners. In my opinion, the album is more dynamic and has much more emphasis on melodies than our previous works. At the same time it maintains the harshness and it's undoubtedly the heaviest slab of metal we've done as well."

The track listing is:

1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
4. Skymning More...

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Kongh Signs To Agonia Records

Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Swedish act Kongh:

"It is with great pleasure Agonia Records welcome Doom Metal outfit KONGH to the label's roster. This relatively new band, formed back in 2004, has quickly risen amongst the ranks of Swedish acts worth watching, being nominated to the P3 Guld Award (Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) for their debut album. After a successful and intense tour with critically acclaimed YOB in September and October of 2011, KONGH focused on writing their 3rd to date album: yet untitled and expected for early 2013."

The band also commented:

"Three years have passed since our last album was released, and we're stoked to announce that the song writing for a whole new album is now finalized. We'll skip the in-depth details for now since it's nearly possible to give a sensible description of your own music, but there's definitely some new twists and dimensions there as well as the traditional Kongh riffage. One thing we can say for sure is that we're very enthusiastic about the songs and we cannot wait to enter the studio! It will happen at the end of the summer, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Dozer, Switchblade) in the engineering seat.

"Another thing we're happy about is the new record deal with Agonia Records. We've been in touch with them for well over a year now, and while we've had a few offers from different labels, Agonia was the one which seemed to suit us best. Our expectations are high and we're sure this will turn out great."

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Kongh Parts Ways With Bassist

Sweden's Kongh has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Oskar Ryden:

"As the ones who attended our shows last weekend already know, Kongh is now temporarily a 2-piece. Our bass player Oskar Rydén, who's been in the band since 2006, has parted ways with the band. Thanks for your time Oskar, and good luck with your future achievements.

"Since we released our second album 'Shadows of the shapeless' last year, we've put as much of our time and energy as possible into touring and promoting the album. Now we feel like we're done touring this time around, and what we've had in mind for the autumn for a while now is to lock ourselves up in the rehearsal space and focus hard on writing our third album. Anyone who wants to see us live with this temporary line-up can do so in September while we're playing in Vetlanda on the 3rd, Leipzig (with Ufomammut) on the 15th and hopefully in Stockholm (with Switchblade) on the 14th.

"For those wondering, the bassist position is free and we're open for suggestions. Anyone who really knows how to handle a bass and has a strong passion for the kind of music we play is free to get in touch. Hometown, age or gender isn't of any big importance, but you haveto be able to practise in Vetlanda, Småland every now and then, and have the time and ambition to occasionally tour. Interested? Write a mail to david@kongh.net More...

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Kongh Announces European Tour

Sweden's Kongh has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European shows:

"Ten shows in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. Possibly the last chance to see us perform outside of Scandinavia this year, as we plan to focus on song writing for our next album. So drop by and spend a warm and loud evening with Kongh."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

10.07.08 Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik
10.07.10 Erfurt, Germany - Stoned from the underground
10.07.11 Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil
10.07.12 Schoten, Belgium - Kaddish
10.07.15 Montebelluna, Italy - Osteria da Tocchetto
10.07.16 Bologna, Italy - Lazzaretto
10.07.17 Comacchio, Italy - Voodoo Arci
10.07.18 TBA soon (northern Italy)
10.07.19 Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
10.07.20 Hamburg, Germany - Rote Flora

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Kongh Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Kongh have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates and festival appearances:

2/24 2010 Scharinska (with Moloken) UMEÅ (S)
2/25 2010 Lillan (with Moloken) LULEÅ (S)
2/26 2010 Nocks (with Moloken) SKELLEFTEÅ (S)
2/27 2010 Kungen (with Moloken) SANDVIKEN (S)
6/4 2010 Muskelrock på Tyrolen BLÄDINGE (S)
7/9 2010 Stoned From The Underground festival (10th anniversary) ERFURT (D)

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Kongh Announces New Tour Dates

Sweden's Kongh has issued the following update about their upcoming tour schedule:

"Norrland is Doomed! Kongh and Moloken is heading out on the northern roads of Sweden for the tour of the winter! A mighty tour package of 4 shows that will make E4 rumble, villagers crap their pants, cause now the slow death will be played and make the mountains of Kebnekaise echo tones of darkness for decades. 3 of 4 shows are booked, last one to be revealed soon."

Kongh's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

2/24 2010 Scharinska (with Moloken) UMEÅ (S)
2/25 2010 Lillan (with Moloken) LULEÅ (S)
2/26 2010 Nocks (with Moloken) SKELLEFTEÅ (S)
2/27 2010 TBA (with Moloken) TBA (S)
7/9 2010 Stoned From The Underground festival (10th anniversary) ERFURT (D)

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Kongh Inks Deal With Seventh Rule Records

Kongh has issued the following update about signing a record deal with Seventh Rule:

"We're very glad to announce that our most recent album 'Shadows of the Shapeless' is soon being released in the US. Taking care of the release will be the good folks over at Seventh Rule Recordings (Buried At Sea, Akimbo, Sweet Cobra, Indian etc). The album will come in a different packaging than the euro version, and will be available in early March. More info soon."

Seventh Rule also commented: "Seventh Rule Recordings proudly welcomes Scandinavian doom lords Kongh to its eccentric family. Hailing from Sweden, Kongh brings doom metal with a progressive melting pot of ideas whose origins stem from the spirit of their godfathers -- Melvins, Yob, and Candlemass. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed 'Counting Heartbeats' debut, 'Shadows of the Shapeless' will be released by Seventh Rule to the North American region in early 2010. 'Shadows of the Shapeless' was recorded and mixed in Sweden by Peter Lundin and mastered by Peter In de Betou (Entombed, Meshuggah). Kongh will be touring throughout 2010, including dates in Europe and the United States."

Sample tracks from “Shadows of the Shapeless” can be found at this location.

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