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Okera

Formed: 2006
From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Okera News

Below is our complete Okera 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.

Adamus Exul Announces CD Launch Show

Victorian black metallers Adamus Exul have announced the launch show for their long-awaited full length release "Death, Paint a Vision." Joining them at The Arthouse (Melbourne) on December 11th will be doom/death band Okera, black metal band Order of Orias, and new depressive black metal project Perseverance. Copies of the release will be available that night. One of the new songs can be heard below.

The show is part of the "Revolting Sickness Tour," with further shows, both local and interstate, to be announced shortly.

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Envenomed Returns with New Vocalist

Melbourne thrashers Envenomed have returned with a new vocalist and comeback shows announced. The band has issued the following update about it:

"Hey guys, sorry for our absense. Since I (Mav) joined Eye of the Enemy I haven’t had a lot of time between work, life and of course the mighty ‘Demonhead’ to to a lot else, and unfortunatly Envenomed got put on the shelf. But after over a year without a show in Melbourne we’re back on Oct 31st to lay waste to Central Club in Richmond, and, we have a new vocalist!

"Aaron Fitzpatrick has been a good mate of mine for many years and a big fan of Envenomed since its Birth. When I asked if he would like to take up the job of lead vocalist he jumped at the chance! Azz is an absoulte cracking vocalist and fits in to the band awesomly so get set as this guy can wail!

"Also appearing on the comeback night will be Melodic Death Metal Stylings of Meltgsnow all the way from Singapore, The pure raw thrash energy of Elm ST and the Dark and Etherial tones of Okera!

"Also as a special treat on the night, the 1st 100 payers thru the door pickup a free copy of the 2009 Debut Envenomed EP, Laser and smoke show and all your favourite heavy chunky tunes playin all night!! So, we’re back and wanting the ‘Return of the Serpent’ to go off with a BANG! Seeya’s on Halloween!"

Here are the show details:

Oct 31, 2010
Envenomed @ Central Club, Richmond
w/ Meltgsnow, Elm Street and Okera
Tickets at the door

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Anno Domini Planning CD Release Show

Sydney metal band Anno Domini is planning to trek south for a CD release party show on July 9th. The band is releasing their new album "Atrocities." Here's the lineup for the show:

In Malice's Wake
Anno Domini
A Million Dead Birds Laughing
Obsidieth
Okera

July 9th @ Central Club, Richmond.
Doors at 7:30pm, $15 entry.
Click here for the facebook event.

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Wood of Suicides Announces CD Release Show

The long-awaited debut of Victorian blackened doom metal band Wood of Suicides has been released nationally through Katzenjammer Records.

Wood of Suicides will performing works from their self-titled release with support from two of Melbourne’s most promising new artists at the Esplanade Hotel’s Gershwin Room, Thursday evening the 11th of March.

The disc, containing three pieces of harrowing doom metal will be available on the night, and the show will feature support from death-doom band Okera and Rainshadow. Here's the details:

11th Mar 2010
Woods of Suicide @ The Espy (Gershwin Room), St. Kilda
w/ Okera and Rainshadow
Tickets available at the door 8pm, $10.

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Okera Posts New Demo Online For Free Download

Melbourne based melodic death/doom metal band Okera has uploaded a demo recording for free download. It featured three tracks and clocks in at 27 minutes. You can also stream those three songs on the band's MySpace player.

Here's the tracklisting for the new demo:

1. The Black Rain
2. Futility
3. Like Jewels In The Sky

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