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Order of Ennead Issues Tour Report

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Floridian extreme metallers, ORDER OF ENNEAD, are currently on the road as part of the Icons Of Evil European tour with VITAL REMAINS, SLUDGE and TRIBULATION.

ORDER OF ENNEAD frontman KEVIN QUIRION checks in from the road with the first part of his tour diary:

"Day 1 Travel day. Oh the joys of waiting at airports they are endless and not worth mentioning.

"Day 2 Had the day to walk around Amsterdamn before the bus picked us up. Met up with Dave Kinkade (drummer supreme) and checked out some coffee shops and walked around the red light district. Good times. Caught up with the Vital guys roaming around the same section of town, who knew? Took a picture with Darth Vader, the Netherlands version. He's slightly thinner and has an accent, probably blonde hair too. Around 6pm we went back to the airport to meet up with Massive Music and the guys in Tribulation."

"Day 3 Julet, Belgium @ Maison De Tous. Got to the venue around noon. Its in the shadow of an average sized church. Nice venue, has a gym type of feel to it. Checked out Tribulation and Sludge also. Sludge showed up a couple hours before they were suppose to go on. Their singer works in a hospital and told us a story about a sex change he witnessed. Female to male. I told him I want a different story every night they are on the bill. Night ended at 3am when the club finally told everyone to leave."

"Day 4 Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera. Before the show we walked around the city. Its like a mini-Amsterdamn. Its pretty nice. Good show and another good show in the Netherlands. After the show Scott and I walked down the street and got a Doner. Its a Turkish thing thats pretty much everyone here. Sliced meat right in front of you. Good stuff."

"Day 5 Essen, Germany @ Turok. Ulik, the bass player from Sludge bought Scott and myself hamburger action today. Show went well and even met some people that saw us in January in Bochum. They started a chant for us "Book Again". That was cool. There was an after party following the show until 6am. Man was that a mistake. All I will say is some people were drunk, some were bloody and the entire tour almost got thrown out of the club. Having 4 bands with near endless beer on tour is probably not a good idea."

"Day 6 Amersfort, Netherlands @ De Kelder. Hung out with Dave Kinkade, drummer for Borknagar, today and his girlfriend Sophie. They took us to Burger King and after seeing Indian food on the menu again I was happy. Show went well eventhough it was an early show. We went on around 5 because it was a Sunday. Bus driver showed off his great driving skills tonight by backing up the bus and trailer. Feel safe with him driving every night."

"Day 7 and 8. Days off near Fort Boyard, France. No shows booked for two days so we hung around southern France for two days. The bus parked about 3 miles from the center of town. There was food close by, but it was expensive. Had pizza everyday that was actually very good. Bought the guys in Tribulation crepes. A must in my opinion for anyone visiting France. Everyone got drunk for two days and some enjoyed very fresh oysters."

"Day 9 Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur. Cool venue right on the water. Scott and I walked to a nearby church. We also saw a very large mechanical elephant that you could ride. Strange. Its been very hot the last couple of days and everyone's getting sunburnt. Show was especially good tonight. Great response for all of the bands and just a great time. Stage was very hot tonight though. I didn't even see an airconditioning duct in the place. It was killer. Good night though."

"Day 10 Durango, Spain. Got to town early and walked around by myself and then later with Eric from Vital and then again with the drummer and bass player of Sludge. Nice town. Spain is beautiful with its architecture and atmospher. Sound of stage was awesome tonight and we were told it sounded great from the crowd also. The crowd is another story though. Just week. They just stood there and golf clapped most of the night, even for Vital which is crazy. Just a very inactive crowd, but the promoter says the crowds have been like that lately. Off to Madrid manana."

Catch ORDER OF ENNEAD with VITAL REMAINS and TRIBULATION at the following remaining tour dates:

04/29 - Plattern, Switzerland - Z7 (w/ SAMAEL and SLUDGE)
04/30 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto
05/01 - Hauzenberg, Germany - Burgerpark
05/02 - Vienna, Austria - Escape Metalcorner
05/03 - Nova Gorica, Slovakia - Mostovna
05/05 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
05/06 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Irish & Music
05/07 - Bucarest, Romania - Studio Martin
05/08 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Blue Box
05/09 - Osijek, Croatia - United
05/10 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo

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