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Persefone

Formed: 2001
From: Andorra
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Persefone News

Below is our complete Persefone 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.

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Paradise Lost & Tristania Added To 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further two bands for the 2019 edition of the event. Joining the lineup will be British Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost, who are currently promoting their latest studio album, "Medusa," as well as fellow Gothic metal veterans Tristania, which will mark their first live performances since 2016. The floating festival will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Riot V
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Fleshgod Apocalypse To Debut Album At 70k Cruise

Italian symphonic death metal favourites Fleshgod Apocalypse has announced that they will debut their new album at the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This is the latest announcement for the floating festival which will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Riot V
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Public Sales Date For 70000TONS OF METAL Announced

70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced the Public Sales date and the first 28 of 60 bands for their ninth voyage, sailing January 31 - February 4, 2019, from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to beautiful Labadee and back.

Public Sales will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:00 PM EDT.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Prices start at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all performances, meals, and numerous special events including meet and greets with all bands on board.

Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) began on September 5, 2018, so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com/booking to book your cabin before they are gone.

The first 28 of 60 bands that have been announced are: ACCEPT, ARKONA, CORONER, DARK FUNERAL, DELAIN, ELUVEITIE, ENSIFERUM, GLORYHAMMER, GOD DETHRONED, GRIM REAPER, HEIDEVOLK, IN VAIN, KALMAH, NE OBLIVISCARIS, NILE, OBITUARY, ONSLAUGHT, PERSEFONE, PESTILENCE, SOULFLY / MAX AND IGGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS, SUBWAY TO SALLY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TIAMAT (WILDHONEY SHOW), TWILIGHT FORCE, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, VOMITORY, and WARBRINGER

As is customary for 70000TONS OF METAL, some of the bands will have very special performances on board: More...

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Obituary Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal legends Obituary are the latest band to be announced for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will take off early next year. They join other recent confirmations such as In Vain, Heidevolk, Dark Funeral, Unleash The Archers and Twilight Force. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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God Dethroned Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Dutch death metal veterans God Dethroned are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Nile And More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for next year's edition of the floating festival. Joining the lineup will be American death metal veterans Nile, British heavy metal stalwarts Grim Reaper, led by frontman Steve Grimmett and Australian extreme metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

With the next edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise just under five months away, the lineup is beginning to take shape nicely for the ninth edition of the floating festival. Recently added to the lineup is Soulfly, whose new album "Ritual" drops next month, as well as the final performance from Max & Iggor: Return To Roots, where the Cavalera brothers will perform the seminal Sepultura album "Roots" in its entirety. Also joining them on the trek will be British thrash metal stalwarts Onslaught, who themselves plan to release a new album next year, Dutch death metal favourites, Pestilence, who released their new album, "Hadeon" earlier this year and Austrian symphonic metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis, who also released a new album this year entitled, "The Deep And The Dark." The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Three More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal has announced a further three bands for next year's edition of the cruise, including Swedish legends Tiamat, who will be performing their album, "Wildhoney" in full, as well as Russian folk metal band Arkona and Anglo-Swiss power metal group, Gloryhammer. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Persefone
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Vomitory
Warbringer

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More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further string of bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining the roster will be The Black Dahlia Murder, Ensiferum, Coroner, Warbringer and Persefone, the last of which being the first band from Andorra to play the cruise. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Persefone
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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ProgPower USA Announces 2018 Lineup

With the 2017 edition of ProgPower USA in the books (Metal Underground.com reports/photos forthcoming), promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block announced the Days 1-2 and 3-4 lineup just after Orphaned Land's performance on Wednesday, September 6th and Myrath's performance on Friday, September 8th, respectfully.

The event will take place on September 5-8, 2018 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for Days 3-4 will go on sale on October 7th via Ticketmaster. Days 1-2 will go on sale November 11th.

In the roster video for Days 3-4, California progressive metal act Redemption announced that vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning) has departed the band and the new vocalist is Evergrey's Tom Englund. The forthcoming new album also features guitar appearances from Simone Mularoni (DGM) and Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth).

The featured headliners are Voyager (Australia), Angra (Brazil), James Labrie (USA) and Tarja (Finland). The complete lineup is as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 - DAY 1:

Voyager (Australia) (Headliner)
Nocturnal Rites (Sweden)
Gloryhammer (Scotland/UK)
Ross The Boss Band (Special Manowar set) (USA)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 - DAY 2:

Angra - 25th Anniversary "fans pick the set list" Show (Brazil) (Headliner)
Dream Evil (Sweden)
Kingcrow (Italy)
Cellar Darling (Switzerland)

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 - DAY 3:

James Labrie (Canada) (Headliner)
Redemption (USA) with new vocalist, Tom Englund
Labyrinth (Italy) "Return to Heaven Denied" part I in its entirety
Bloodbound (Sweden)
Persefone (Andorra)
Manimal (Sweden)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 - DAY 4:

Tarja Turunen (Finland) (Headliner)
Alestorm (Scotland/UK)
VUUR (The Netherlands)
Soen (Sweden)
Eclipse (Sweden) *US Exclusive
Triosphere (Norway) More...

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Heavy Metal In Video Games Part 5

Heavy metal and video games are such an obvious combination that its baffling the collision doesn't happen more often. Despite four decades of games to work through, the number of titles that specifically revolve around metal themes or use heavy metal soundtracks is just abysmally low.

Today we're going to take another look at the limited options available, covering some old and some new entries that should be sitting on your shelf or taking up space in your Steam library.

For those who missed our previous three articles discussing various games with heavy metal soundtracks, be sure to go back and check 'em out (and let us know if you end up playing or re-playing any of these gems!):

Part 1: the amazing Brutal Legend, Saints Row III, Killing Floor 2, Pain Killer, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload

Part 2: Splatterhouse, Twisted Metal 2, The Witcher's bonus music disc, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And The Damned.

Part 3 (the retro edition!): Rock And Roll Racing, Beavis And Butthead, F-Zero X, Earthbound, and Heavy Metal Geomatrix

Part 4: the return of music games with Rock Band in addition to Carmageddon, NeverDead, and NeverGone. More...

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New Heavy Metal Game Coming To Steam

Didn't you always dream of saving the world with the help of your guitar, giving some bad ass guitar gods the low-down and fighting fierce riff battles alongside your brothers and sisters in metal?

Well, "Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods" is everything you’ve ever asked for… a game by metalheads for metalheads, delivering the ultimate 3D rogue-like shooter.

Fight against the curse that affects your metal mates and free them from an ancient evil with a soundtrack featuring original music from Diego Teksuo, Despite, Persefone, A Breach of Silence, Striker, Hyperion, Hyde Abbey, Legacy of Brutality, and Nameless Day Ritual.

The latest project by Spanish game developers Nuberu Games in cooperation with Kiss Ltd. will be available worldwide on November 18, 2016 via Steam here. More...

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Persefone Announces New Album

Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed “Spiritual Migration.” When the calendar shows February 24th, 2017 it is finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with new album “Aathma.”

The album will contain 10 new songs mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith. The band comments:

"It’s only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It’s the first time we feel there’s someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It’s not about releasing albums. It’s all about the music." More...

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Jeff Scott Soto To Replace Morgana Lefay At PPUSA

Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden's Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: "Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I'm proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn't be more excited to rock Atlanta!"

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: "I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I'd also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time."

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release "Inside the Vertigo," under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January. More...

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ProgPower USA XVI Lineup Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia announced the lineup for its 16th year just after Seventh Wonder's set (featuring the world premiere of the live performance of "Mercy Falls" in it's entirety) on Friday, Sept 12th. The festival will be held from September 11-12, 2015.

Among the special sets include the final live performance of Falconer!

The lineup was revealed to be:

Friday (September 11, 2015)

Hibria
Anubis Gate
Morgana Lefay
Voyager (Australia) (Fans Pick Setlist)
Falconer (Final Performance Ever)
Anathema (Headliner)

Saturday (September 12, 2015)

Helker
Persefone
Dynazty
Riverside
Royal Hunt ("Padadox" in it's entirety)
Angra ("Holy Land" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

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Furyon To Play Power, Prog & Metal Fest

British act Furyon is the latest band to be confirmed for Belgium’s Power, Prog & Metal Festival 2014, which takes place April 18th – 20th in Mons.

Other bands confirmed include Therion, Pain, In Extremo, Rage, Equilibrium, Grenouer, Sunburst, Borealis, Fireforce, Monument, Persefone. A video trailer can be viewed below.

Furyon is expected to make a number of additional festival appearances in 2014, with further details forthcoming. More...

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Persefone Posts "Spiritual Migration" Video

Persefone, recently signed to ViciSolum Productions, has posted a new music video online for the track "Spiritual Migration."

The song is the title track off the album of the same name and can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Flying Sea Dragons
2. Mind as Universe
3. The Great Reality
4. Zazen Meditation
5. The Majestic of Gaia
6. Consciousness (pt.1): Sitting in Silence
7. Consciousness (pt.2): A Path to Enlightenment
8. Inner Fullness
9. Metta Meditation
10. Upward Explosion
11. Spiritual Migration
12. Returning To the Source
13. Outro More...

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Persefone Signs With ViciSolum Productions

Progressive death metal act Persefone has inked a worldwide record deal with Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The new album “Spiritual Migration” is set for release this coming March 29th, 2013.

"Spiritual Migration" is Persefone’s 4th album and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Mercenary, Pestilence, Destruction etc.), at Hansen Studios in Denmark, and is a portrait of all the emotions the band has gone through within the first decade of its existence. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Flying Sea Dragons
2. Mind as Universe
3. The Great Reality
4. Zazen Meditation
5. The Majestic of Gaia
6. Consciousness (pt.1): Sitting in Silence
7. Consciousness (pt.2): A Path to Enlightenment
8. Inner Fullness
9. Metta Meditation
10. Upward Explosion
11. Spiritual Migration
12. Returning To the Source
13. Outro

The artwork for ”Spiritual Migration” was made by Travis Smith (Katatonia, Avenged
Sevenfold, Nevermore) and can be viewed below. More...

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