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Betoken

From: Italy
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Latest Betoken News

Below is our complete Betoken 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.

Betoken Reveals New Album Artwork

Betoken has now revealed the cover artwork for "Beyond Redemption," which was created by Gigi Cavenago and can be viewed below. The band comments:

"Gigi Cavenago is the cartoonist from Bonelli, with whom he realized several comic books including the upcoming 'Orfani' (orphans), the first miniseries by Bonelli printed in full-color.

"Gigi immediately tuned in with the spirit of the concept inspired by the tragic Marlowe's Faustus, and the atmosphere he manage to evoke with his drawings enriches the 'Beyond Redemption' record. The cover represents Faustus yearning for absolute knowledge, regardless of Mephistopheles, who longs for his soul." More...

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Betoken Comments On Upcoming Album

Italian act Betoken has checked in with the following statement about the themes of the band's new album:

"Hey guys,

"Daniele Bellomi and Giulio Mauri here. We're the ones responsible for the thing we call 'concept' writing for the upcoming Betoken 'Beyond Redemption' album.

"Our muse and inspiration was Christopher Marlowe's 'The tragic history of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus,' a play from XVII century. We read it, liked it, and decided to adopt it for Betoken.

"We kept the original narration, adding a few twists here and there, to suit our needs and philosophical vision. It was our great pleasure to work with Betoken – and much to the pleasure of our favorite pub, we often visited to 'drench' our thoughts – hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did.

"Happy New Year, folks!"

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Betoken Issues Recording Update

Italy's Betoken has issued the following update from the recording studio as the band works on new material:

"Studio update 2nd Day - today close the drums, Mr. Giulio Capone was a war machine behind the drum heads!

"Tomorrow and Sunday we'll look at Alex and his Spector bass to create a lot of groove! Next week will be the turn of granitic riffs and guitar solos by Ivo and Miloko and finally it will be up to our singer Antonio, to Eva Rondinelli (Dakrua, Elyge), Frank Ferreri (Effter) and Raffaele 'Raffo' Albanese (From the Depht, EXS) put their vocal cords at the disposal of the new album!

"The new album will smash some heads! Stay tuned for more news and update!"

For more info on Betoken, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Betoken Announces Return Of Former Vocalist

Italian power metal act Betoken has announced the return of former vocalist Eva Rondinelli. Eva was the singer for the band's previous albums "The Gate of Nothing" and "Dead Soul Insomnia." Stay tuned for more news from the band. You can also check out Betoken's music over at MySpace or through the player below.

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Betoken Uploads Song From Latest Album

Italian metallers Betoken have uploaded another song online from their latest album "Days of the Apocalypse." You can check out the track "On Your Dirty Grave" at the band's official MySpace Music Profile.

"Days of the Apocalypse" is available now via Steelheart Records and has the following track listing:

1. The End of the Line
2. Pendulum of God
3. Shadow of Her Ghost
4. Salvation/Damnation
5. Crusade of the Third Millenium
6. On Your Dirty Graves
7. The Room
8. Pharisee and False Friends
9. Kill the Leaders
10. Sun, Moon and Starlight
11. My Name is Anger
12. Betrayer and Liar
13. Days of the Apocalypse

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Betoken Streaming New Song

Italian act Betoken has uploaded a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Days of the Apocalypse."

You can check out the new track "Salvation/Damnation" by heading over to the official Betoken MySpace music profile here.

According to a statement from Steelheart Records, the new album is Betoken's "most technical and ambitious one, enriched by a great production." The "Days Of The Apocalypse" album is set for release via Steelheart Records on October 14th, 2011.

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Betoken Reveals New Album Details

Steelheart Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Italian act Betoken:

"Steelheart Records is happy to present the new opus of the Italian heavy/power metal band Betoken. The album, called 'Days Of The Apocalypse,' will be the fifth in the history of the band and is their most technical and ambitious one, enriched by a great production.

"Betoken was formed in Monza, Italy, in 2000, and, during they career, they've received great feedbacks from the international press, for their 'unique' music. The style of the band can be described as a technical and solid Power Metal, influenced by Metal-monsters like Megadeth and Iron Maiden, in primis.

"Lately, the band has been voted as #1 band on MySpace in the categories 'top metal song' and 'top metal band' in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Poland."

The "Days Of The Apocalypse" album is set for release via Steelheart Records on October 14th, 2011.

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Betoken Posts More Songs Online

Continuing its "songs from the past" series, Italian band Betoken has posted two tracks online from the "Venom Empire" album. The band commented:

"Two other tracks to download! Uploaded 'Venom Empire' and 'Holocaust For Me' from the album Venom empire (2009, Heart of steel records)."

You can check out the songs, along with several other previously uploaded tracks, by heading over to the Betoken MySpace page.

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Betoken Posts Another Song From The Past

Italy's Betoken has now uploaded the third segment of it's "Songs From the Past" series. The track "Alone," which is taken from the band's 2006 album "Dead Soul Insomnia," can now be heard via the Betoken MySpace page. The previously uploaded songs "My revolution...Inside" and "The Devil in Him" are also still available for streaming through the same location.

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Betoken Posts Second Song From The Past

Italian metallers Betoken have announced they will be uploading four separate songs from throughout the band's history to their MySpace page. The second track "The Devil in Him," which is off the 2004 album "The Gate of Nothing," has now been uploaded at this location. The first uploaded track "My Revolution....Inside" is also available to be heard at the same location.

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Betoken Streaming Song From Debut Demo

Italian metallers Betoken have announced they will be uploading four separate songs from throughout the band's history to their MySpace page. The first in the four part retrospective, titled "My revolution...Inside," is currently available for streaming via this location. The track is taken from Betoken's 2001 demo album "Chrysalis."

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