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Procession To Unleash "Doom Decimation"

Chilean doom metal act Procession will release the third full length album "Doom Decimation" on Halloween via High Roller Records. The album is the long awaited follow up to the highly touted "To Reap Heavens Apart" (called by some the Chilean "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus").

Originally formed in 2006 by guitarist/vocalist Felipe Plaza in Chile's cultural heart, the coastal city of Valparaiso, Procession follow the path of tradition laid out by the masters Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus and Candlemass - without mercy, without compromise! Procession's debut album "Destroyers Of The Faith" (2010) did not only take the doom metal scene by storm, but also convinced parts of the metal mainstream. The band's follow up record "To Reap Heavens Apart" in 2013 was hailed as one of the best pure doom metal works.

Main man Felipe Plaza has since relocated to Sweden. However, the new record called "Doom Decimation" was recorded in Chile. Felipe explains: "I had this dream that was to record an album as much as old-fashioned as we could and see what we could get from it. That formula, total isolation and gathering up in the same place living as a band for a bit more than a month, worked pretty well to me on 'To Reap Heavens Apart.' I don't think I even checked on studios in Europe at all for 'Doom Decimation.' Plus I'm a bit tired of people calling Procession a 'European' band, being that the South American factor has been vital for it's existence and development. An address means nothing, we ARE Procession from Chile."

"This has been the easiest album to date," continues Felipe, "from music to lyrics and concepts. It might be a deciding album, in a way that I can't wait for a musical revelation like this one to hit us this way again. I mean the single 'Lonely Are The Ways Of The Stranger' was composed just a couple of months after recording 'To Reap Heavens Apart' and kind of decided which way this new album was gonna go..."

The track listing for the album is: More...

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Esoteric Gearing Up For European Trek

Experimental doom metal outfit Esoteric returns to Europe in support of double album "Paragon of Dissonance."

The band will explore new areas in Eastern and Central Europe as well as Scandinavia plus Central Europe. Esoteric will be joined on most dates by Swedish/Chilean epic doom band Procession. This powerful package will be completed by special guests Isole from April 11th to 22nd and Indesinence for the remainder of the dates, which can be viewed in full below:

11 Apr 14 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) UT
13 Apr 14 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
14 Apr 14 Szczezin (PL) Slowianin
15 Apr 14 Wroclaw (PL) Lykend
16 Apr 14 Warsaw (PL) 2kola
17 Apr 14 Vilnius (LT) Kablys
18 Apr 14 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
19 Apr 14 Tallinn (EE) Tapper Club
20 Apr 14 Helsinki (FI) Bar Loose
21 Apr 14 Uppsala (SE) Cursed Uppsala
22 Apr 14 København (DE) KB18
23 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
24 Apr 14 Berlin (DE) K17
25 Apr 14 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
26 Apr 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4

The tour is preceded by two UK warm up shows in March:
07 Mar 14 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
08 Mar 14 Liverpool (UK) The Pilgrim

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Procession Announces Australian Tour Dates

Procession will be heading out on the "Doom Downunder" tour in Australia this September with Mournful Congregation. The band commented:

"The following are the final dates for the Doom Downunder Tour 2012, where along with funeral devotees Mournful Congregation, we'll be blowing out every candle, stealing away every hope and crushing every holy spirit in Australia:

ADELAIDE: Thursday 20th Sept. – HIGHER GROUND
BRISBANE: Friday 21st Sept. – THE BEETLE BAR
SYDNEY: Saturday 22nd Sept. – BALD FACED STAG
MELBOURNE: Sunday 23rd Sept. – THE HIFI BAR

"More info is available at this location or get your tickets here." More...

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Ghostfest 2012 Full Lineup Announced

Ghostfest 2012 completes its monstrous line up with the addition of Your Demise, Bleed From Within, Heart Of A Coward, Demoraliser, Grader, Breaking Point, Crossbreaker, Pay No Respect, Odessa, Villa Rise, Rivers, Empires Fade, Carcer City Steak Number 8, and Red Seas Fire.

They join Emmure, Bury Tomorrow, The Black Dahlia Murder, 24 more bands and 2700 metal fans at Leeds University Students Union on June 30th/July 1st. Tickets cost £35 Weekend / £25 Single day, and are available at this location. The full lineup is as follows: More...

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Procession Reveals New EP Details

Procession has teamed up with Burn Records and High Roller Records to release a new 10" EP titled "Death and Judgment." The band commented on the upcoming release:

"Featuring an advance version of the song 'Death & Judgement' from the upcoming album 'To Reap Heavens Apart' and a cover version of 'Nighstky,' originally performed and recorded by the ancient Russian doom gods SCALD, commemorating 15 years of Agyl's woeful death...RIP."

"Dead and Judgment" will see release this coming September 6th, 2012. You can check out the cover artwork at this location.

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Procession Announces Lineup Change

Procession has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes within the band:

"First of all and after months of analysis, chats and life's unexpected events, FRANCISCO AGUIRRE is no longer in charge of the drum artillery in Procession. Basically, he's being kept busy with his other band (Attacker Bloody Axe...check it out!), building the new Capilla Ardiente material with Claudio and just recently, forced to move to a different town which would mean even less time to try and make him part of composing/recording process of the new tracks. Of course this is under the most friendly of terms, he's in heart, will and memory one of the headstones of Procession's history...keep it up 'dolape!'

"This basically means we've taken the decision to incorporate Evans/Pro-Mark artist (and In Solitude's drummer) UNO BRUNIUSSON as the official drummer of Procession. For those who ignore it, he's been live/session drummer for us for more than a year, demonstrating to be a contribution both on stage and, most recently, on creative ground on the ongoing TRHA sessions.

"This, along with the inclusion of JONAS PEDERSEN on guitar only means that Procession got heavier, thicker and angrier.

"We're sure nothing else but satisfaction can come out of this new pact, as confirmed this last weekend with the 'apparition' of one more song for our next album."

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Procession Announces New Album Title

Chile's Procession has announced the band's upcoming second album will be titled "To Reap Heavens Apart," and the album is currently set to be recorded in 2012. You can check out a previously posted teaser clip for the release below.

In other Procession news, the band commented on canceling an upcoming live show:

"Also, and due to schedule matters, we're forced to cancel our appearance at Heavy Days In Doomtown (Copenhagen,DNK) next May 2012...sorry for that." More...

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Procession Working On Second Album

Chilean act Procession is currently working on new material for an upcoming second full-length album, and the band has posted a teaser clip online. Check out the clip below.

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Procession Announces New Bassist

Chile based doom metal act Procession has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"To those who may concern and understand: after 3 days at the gas chamber, we'd like to introduce Joel Lindholm (Degial, ex-Shining) as permanent stand-in bass player for Procession. Our first appearance as an official 4 piece entity will be at Dutch Doom Days X Festival in Rotterdam (HOL), November 1st 2011 in the form of:

F. Plaza Kutzbach - vocals/guitar
Jonas Pedersen - guitar
Joel Lindholm - bass
Uno Bruniusson - drums"

You can also check out Procession's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace profile.

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Procession Posts Tour Blog

Procession has checked in with a blog recapping the band's recent tour dates. An excerpt from the road report follows:

"Tour of doom MMXI is over! In 17 dates, 2 months, 1 small room apartment, 5 people, 1 volvo...what to say: SACRIFICE!

"And it was worth it all the way, we managed to make this by ourselves and friends,we managed to shut mouths and kick ass at the same time...DOOM METAL WITH COMPROMISE, which grows stronger everyday. And we wanna take the chance to raise our chalice of disease once again in the name of:

"Sandviken (SWE): Mia for accepting all our shit and taking care of our merch. Daniel for all the help and support, Arnöman family (Hasse, Marina, Mattias, Mikael) for their help with transport issues, Olle /Panzerschreck for fixing the gig, people at Kungen and Isole for jumping in. And of course the people/friends that showed up on this kickstart of the Tour...

"Helsinki (FIN): First of all Jussi (WCH) for fixing the mini-finnish part of the tour and Nikki for driving us around the land of the thousand lakes. Tyranny and Herem for joining the gig and Ilari for letting us stink at his place! Cheers to Niina too!"

The full tour blog and pictures from the road can be found at this location.

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Procession Announces European Tour

Procession has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour:

"So, we wanna wish all doomsters around a heavy drunken slow 2011. Enjoy it: fuck, kill, drink & buy records as this might be the least year of humanity. To celebrate, we're starting our solemn procession next week, no need to say that Claudio, Francisco and myself are living and dying and laughing and crying to perform 'Destroyers Of The Faith' for you grave-worshippers in the following dates:

14/1 Sandviken, SWEDEN
19/1 Helsinki, FINLAND
20/1 Tampere, FINLAND
21/1 Turku, FINLAND
22/2 Jyväskylä, FINLAND
28/1 Oslo, NORWAY (Metal Merchants Festival)
30/1 Stockholm, SWEDEN
03/2 Cork, IRELAND
04/2 Dublin, IRELAND
13/2 Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
18/2 Antwerp, BELGIUM
19/2 Lille, FRANCE
24/2 Vienna, AUSTRIA
25/2 Strakonice, CZECH REPUBLIC TBC
27/2 Goleniow, POLAND TBC More...

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Procession Announces European Shows

Chile's Procession has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"We think it´s time to start spreading the word about this... Procession - Tour of Doom MMXI (January/February 2011). We have already confirmed the opening dates for this 2nd doomed travesty:

Wed. 19/1 Tampere, Jack The Rooster - Finland
Thu. 20/1 Helsinki, Lepakkomies - Finland
Fri. 21/1 Turku, Klubi - Finland
Sat. 22/1 Jyväskylä, Lutakko – Finland

"Plus, for the 2nd time, some dates in the mighty ginger Republic Of Ireland:

Thu. 3/2 Cork, An Cruiscin Lan - Ireland
Fri. 4/2 Dublin,The Pint/Eden Quay - Ireland
Sat. 5/2 Belfast, Ireland (TBC) More...

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Procession Reveals Tracklisting For New Album

Chilean doom metal act Procession have revealed the tracklisting for thier upcoming studio album. The album, titled "Destroyers Of The Faith," is planned for release sometime in October and will be made available in both Vinyl and as a digital download. "Destroyers Of The Faith" will be release through High Roller Records on Vinyl and on Doomentia Records for the digital release. A physical release is also expected to be announced soon, which will also be available through Doomentia Records.

"Destroyers Of The Faith" tracklisting:
1. Hyperion
2. Destroyers Of The Faith
3. The Road To The Gravegarden
4. Chants Of The Nameless
5. Tomb Of Doom
6. White Coffin

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Procession Uploads New Song

Chile's Procession has announced the band's upcoming album "Destroyers of the Faith" will be released in CD format via Doomentia Records and in vinyl format via High Roller Records. The release dates and cover artwork are expected to be revealed soon. In the meantime, the band has now posted a new song online from the upcoming album. The new track "Chants of the Nameless" is available for streaming via the Procession MySpace page.

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Procession Issues Recording Update

Chile's Procession is currently in the studio recording a new album titled "Destroyers of the Faith," which is scheduled to be released later this year via Doomentia Records. Procession has issued the following report on the 10th day of recording:

"Studio Report Day 10 'Live Fast :: Play Slow:' OK, after an exhausting session of 10 hours finishing some rhythm guitars, melodies, mistakes and mighty soloing, the MUSIC for 'Destroyers Of The Faith' is finished. Now we rest for a couple of days to start with vocals on Sunday.

"Tracklist: -Hyperion -Destroyers Of The Faith -Chants Of The Nameless -Tomb Of Doom -The Road To The Gravegarden -White Coffins."

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Procession Checks In From The Studio

Chile based metallers Procession are currently in the studio recording a newalbum titled "Destroyers of the Faith," which is set to be released later this year via Doomentia Records. Procession has now checked in with the following recording reports:

"DAYS 5/6/7/8: Bollocks...between barbecue and unstoppable drinking sessions since last Wednesday, body is damaged and I started guitars yesterday with a fucking cold. Anyway the first rhythm guitars for: 'Hyperion,' 'Destroyers Of The Faith' and 'Chants Of The Nameless' are done now. Today we continue with the rest.

"DAY 9 'SLOW & PROUD:' Just arriving home after the 2nd session/6 hours of guitars...is it 48 strings per side enough for your heavy metal needs? OH YOU BET IT IS! Rhythm guitars for 'Hyperion,' 'Destroyers...' and 'Chants...' are done now. Also the first section for 'Tomb...' and 'The Road To The Gravegarden.' Tomorrow: early again with what´s left, arrangements, licks and solos of death."

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Procession Checks In From The Studio

Chile based metal act Procession is holed up in the studio recording afull-length album titled "Destroyers of the Faith," which is set to be released later this year via Doomentia Records. Procession has now issued the following recording update:

"Approved, sealed and worshiped: BASS (and I write it with proper big characters) is done now and the raw mix with the drums has become one of the heaviest things I've ever heard in my condemned existence. Pounding every second and blowing the speakers with every arrangement, solos, etc. Claudio managed to create such an atmosphere with excellent licks and bridges full of heavy metal anger! A fucking perpetual pulse that's kicking our guts!

"Of course this part of the process couldn't exist in a boring state of sobriety and consciousness, so we have been drinking a lot of beers, listened to Manowar, Riot and Black Sabbath, went to a couple of bars, spoke loads of shit and made it happen as if it was any random weekend... loyalty! This has been the best recording sessions ever. I start with the guitars on Monday."

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Procession Recording New Album

Chile based metal act Procession is currently in the studio recording a new full-length album titled "Destroyers of the Faith." The six track album will be released later this year via Doomentia Records. The band has checked in from the studio with the following recording report:

"Destroyers of the Faith is at hand. Six tracks of monolithic and heavy-as-a-metal-festival-whalegirl doom metal, paying tribute to the ancient rites of Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Count Raven, Solstice, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Confirmed: EPICUS DRUMICUS METALLICUS have been conceived in the old fashion, the way it has to be! Francisco Aguirre did a great fuckin dedicated job, drums are done now, also reference guitars... it was a freakin marathon and i´m already sick of my own riffs... Tomorrow we just choose the best nut-kicking takes before starting with the gut-ripping work of Claudio on the bass guitar, starting really early again. No funny stories, this is DOOM METAL."

You can also check out sample Procession songs through the band's MySpace page.

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