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Latest Naetu News

Below is our complete Naetu 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.

Lineup Announced For Armageddon Festival

As was previously announced, the Black Mass Festival in Sydney was canceled after protests by a religious organization. Seance Records has now issued the following announcement about resurrecting the show as the Armageddon Festival:

"From the ashes of Black Mass festival Armageddon Festival rises like the phoenix to unite Australia’s black metal underground and as a testament to the rights of artists to freely express their full artistic views without censorship or opposition.

"Australia’s black metal & extreme metal forces join once more in the ultimate union of musical black metal art over two huge nights in Sydney. They make no excuses for their ideologies nor the creation of extreme noise but only stand obstinate in the face of those who would challenge their musical freedom.

"Friday night will begin the blackening of souls at The Bald Faced Stag Hotel. Pestilential Shadows burning with ire shall reunite for an exclusive live performance on the dawn of their fourth album soon to be unleashed! Another truly rare performance ensuing shall be that of Arkheth who have risen to new heights of Neo Classical, Symphonic Black Metal composition on their recent opus, ‘IX & I’. A true gem of the AUBM underground, Arkheth states that this shall be their last show for all eternity.

"Naetu from Perth join the libations with their dark misanthropy alongside Sydney’s Bleakwood, who featuring members of Ironwood will be making their live debut which is not to be missed! Friday Night celebrations will be closed by an exclusive & secret guest performance which shall only be revealed to those eyes who bear witness to what shall come. More...

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Drowning The Light To Play Armageddon Fest

Drowning the Light has announced its only Australian live show of 2011 will take place at Sydney's Armageddon Fest, which occurs on February 4th and 5th, 2011. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

February 4th -The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
Pestilential Shadows

February 5th - The Factory Theatre
Drowning the Light
Erebus Enthroned

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Australian Mayhem Tour Support Bands Revealed

Soundworks Touring has recently released the support acts for the upcoming Australian/New Zealand Mayhem tour this September. Here are the latest confirmed supporting bands:

September 21st – The Kings Arms, Auckland
Vassafor, Creeping, Anno Domini, Mortus

September 23rd – The Hifi, Melbourne
Special guest main support TBA plus Guild Of Destruction

September 24th – The Factory, Sydney
Special guest main support TBA plus Anno Domini

September 25th – The Hifi, Brisbane
Special guest main support TBA plus Mongrel’s Cross

September 26th – Capitol, Perth
War Daemonic

There will be a further update for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on August 28th for the main support slot.

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Naetu Announces New Drummer

Black metallers Naetu recently announced the addition of drummer Sombre to the band's ranks, following the departure of Trevor Owen in June 2009. The four piece, who has released one full length album titled "The Burning Lands," is set to rekindle their associatioon with the live scene in the coming months.

For more information on the band, check out their MySpace page.

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Naetu Gives Update On Drummer and Distro

Western Australia’s Naetu has issued an update on the band, lineup and a new distribution deal in New Zealand. Here are the important parts:

"Recently we signed a non-exclussive distribution deal with New Zealand heathens, Satanica Productions. We welcome them to our family, and hope this unity is a long and prosperous one! You can find information about their works at www.xatanica.synthasite.com.

"And finally, as some of you know, we have had problems maintaining drummers in the past. And hence, have been drummerless since early June this year after good friend, Trevor Owen parted ways once again. But recently we have been rehearsing with a new drummer, and prospects are looking good at this stage Fingers crossed this person will work out, and if so, an update will be made in the not too distant future to reveal the creatures identity!"

You can check out some of Naetu's music on their MySpace page.

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