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Latest Purgatory News

Below is our complete Purgatory 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.

Purgatory Premieres New Song "Codex Anti"

German death metal veterans from Purgatory premiere a new song entitled "Codex Anti", taken from their upcoming new album "Omega Void Tribunal", which will be out in stores March 18th via War Anthem Records.

Check out now "Codex Anti" below.

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Infernal Opera Announces New Album Release

Philadelphia’s cerebral power metalists Infernal Opera have set March 5th, 2013 as the release date for "Emissary Of Steel."

Infernal Opera has also announced the addition of former Purgatory guitarist Randy Gonce to the band. Gonce, who appeared on Purgatory’s 1986 underground classic "Tied To The Tracks," will make his live Infernal Opera debut on March 2nd, 2013 as part of the band’s CD release event.

In other Infernal Opera news, the band played back to back nights this past January at the famed House Of Metal at Malone’s in Santa Ana, California. As part of NAMM weekend, Infernal Opera shared the stage with Heretic and Phantom X, as well taking part when Uli Jon Roth officially kicked off his 40th anniversary of Scorpions tour.

More information about Infernal Opera can be found at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Deathkult Open Air 2012 Line-Up Revealed

The Deathkult Open Air 2012 Festival will be taking place between May 17th-19th at the Gewerbegebeit Baumarkt Gollnitz on Lindenstrasse 1 in Gollnitz, Germany. You can get directions to the Festival by going here. Below is the line-up and showtimes for all the bands scheduled to play at this three-day event.

Thursday 17th of May 2012

INQUISITION 23.00 - 0.00
PURGATORY 22.00 – 22.45
ORDER OF ORIAS 21.00 – 21.35
ALCHEMYST 20.00 – 20.35

Friday 18th of May 2012

URFAUST 23.00 – 0.00
HORNA 21.45 – 22.45
ETERNITY 19.30 – 20.15
SADOMATOR 18.30 – 19.10
VORKREIST 17.30 – 18.10
SVARTIDAUDI 16.30 – 17.10
GOAT TORMENT 15.30 – 16.10

Saturday 19th of May 2012

DESTRÖYER 666 23.15 – 0.15
DIOCLETIAN 21.45 – 22.45
ASCENSION 20.30 – 21.30
HOODED MENACE 19.30 – 20.15
KETZER 18.30 – 19.10
AOSOTH 17.30 – 18.10
VENENUM 16.30 – 17.10
KRATER 15.30 – 16.10

The campsite opens at 12.00 hours and festival site opens 18.00 hours. Running order may still be subject to changes and there will be DJ sets after the shows. Visit the Deathkult Festival official site for more information.


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Purgatory Working On New Album, "Necromantaeon"

German death metal band Purgatory is working on their sixth album, entitled "Necromantaeon." The album will be released on February 4, 2011 via War Anthem Records. The label hopes to have some samples for streaming soon.

The tracklisting for "Necromantaeon" is as follows:

1. Arrival of the the Undivine/ Reaping the Diseased
2. Where Darkness Reigns
3. Glorification of the Lightbearer
4. Downwards Into Unlight
5. Scourging Blasphemies
6. Calling the Grand Destroyers
7. Necromantaeon
8. The Collapse of Tides

In the meantime, you can check out some of Purgatory's older music here or catch them live at the following shows:

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