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Finntroll - North America Tour With Blackguard And Metsatöll

Finntroll just announced they will be touring North America later this fall. Blackguard and Metsatöll will be the supporting acts on this tour.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Finntroll
Posted: 20.07.2013 by D.T. Metal | Comments (6)


Blackguard - Working On New Album

Canadians Blackguard have recently announced that they are working on the pre-production for their fourth album, Storm, and follow-up to 2011's Firefight.

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Source: victoryrecords.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 17.08.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Blackguard - Guitarist Kim Gosselin Leaves The Band, Replacement Announced

Canadian folk metallers Blackguard have gone through some line-up changes. The band announced the departure of guitarist Kim Gosselin and welcomed Louis Jacques to the band as his replacement.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 17.06.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Blackguard - New Video Online

"Firefight", the new video from Canadian folk power metal band Blackguard, can now be watched below. The clip was directed by Eric Richter.

"Firefight" is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released on March 29th through Victory Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 19.03.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (16)


Blackguard - New Album Title, Cover Art And Release Date Revealed

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based metallers Blackguard have set Firefight as the title of their sophomore album, due on March 29 via Victory Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below.


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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 08.01.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (11)


Blackguard - Keyboardist Leaves The Band

Only hours after the band announced their new record deal with Victory Records, Blackguard is back in the news announcing the departure of keyboard player Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc (also in Ex Deo). The band issued the following statement:

"For those of you who have seen us play recently with Leaves' Eyes and on the Nevermore tour, you have no doubt noticed the absence of our Keyboardist Jo. We're sad to say that Jo has officially left the band to pursue other endeavors.

There's no drama here, and we're all still good friends. Jo simply felt his time with the band had come to an end and we have amicably parted ways. Blackguard will remain a 5 piece for the foreseeable future."

The band had the following to say about the Victory Records deal: "At first (and second) glance this might seem like an odd pairing, but Victory is a very hard working label that we are all 100% behind. The Victory staff has welcomed us with open arms and are committed to pushing our next release to its full potential.

It's no secret that we've been touring extensively this past year and a half, and it's comforting to know we have a label backing us that are willing to work and put in as much effort as we have for the release of our 3rd record (2nd under the name Blackguard).

That being said we are hard at work completing our next record which has a tentative release date for April. The release will coincide with a North american tour that isn't announced yet, but when it does it's going to turn heads."

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 13.10.2010 by Thryce | Comments (3)


Blackguard - Sign To Victory Records

Victory Records is proud to announce the signing of Montreal's Blackguard. Earlier this year the Folk Power metal band recorded their third studio album. The album is tentatively due on February 15, 2011. Stay tuned for updates.

The album was recorded at several different studios, including Chris Donaldson's (Cryptopsy) Home Studio, Badass Studios with producer Jef Fortin (Neuraxis) and Silver Wing Studios.

Victory Records is home of A Day To Remember, Otep, Taproot, Ill Niño, Carnifex and more. Blackguard were previously signed to Nuclear Blast and Sumerian Records.

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Source: victoryrecords.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 12.10.2010 by BudDa | Comments (9)


Blackguard - New Song Online

Blackguard have made a new song, called "This Round's On Me", available online for your listening pleasure. The track, which can be found on the Blackguard MySpace, comes off the band's upcoming album "Profugus Mortis", slated for a March 20 release.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 20.02.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (0)


Blackguard - Sign With Nuclear Blast

Canadian folk/black metal band Blackguard, which until recently was known as Profugus Mortis, has won Nuclear Blast's Myspace contest which earned them a worldwide record deal with the label.

Says Blackguard vocalist Paul Zinay:
"We're all ecstatic to find out that we were chosen by Nuclear Blast as their contest winners . To be able to work with such a prestigious label is an honour and a privilege. As we head into 2009 we're all confident that this is going to be a huge year for us and with Nuclear Blast behind us there's no reason why it shouldn't "

Jaap Wagemaker of Nuclear Blast commented:
"When we decided to organize a MySpace Contest where up and coming (unsigned) bands could win a record deal with Nuclear Blast, we never expected that we would receive almost 3000 entries to check out over the 5 months of this competition! We want to thank all the bands that have participated on this contest trying to fullfill their dreams for a record deal! After listening to all the almost 3000 bands and making a final selection, we have found a winner!! Nuclear Blast is really proud to announce the signing of a very young and talented new band from Canada - BLACKGUARD!!! I am sure you have seen the name online already as they are booked on the Paganfest in the US!! The band has already finished recording their debut album "Profugus Mortis"! The album will be out March 20th and I can promise you this will appeal to all fans of bands like WINTERSUN, ENSIFERUM and KORPIKLAANI but with more brutal vocals! The musicianship is outstanding! Needless to say that we are very proud to have found this diamond in the rough!! BLACKGUARD will be one of the most important bands for Nuclear Blast in 2009 and beyond!"

In April and May Blackguard will be on a tour through Canada and the USA as part of the Paganfest package also featuring Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, Primordial, Moonsorrow and Swashbuckle.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Blackguard
Event: Paganfest N. America Tour
Posted: 17.01.2009 by Promonex | Comments (9)


Profugus Mortis - Change Name To Blackguard, Part Of PaganFest USA Part II

The Canadian metal band formerly known as Profugus Mortis have issued the following update regarding the band's name change to Blackguard:

"Yes it's true, we have in fact changed our name to Blackguard. One of the main reasons for this change was to avoid possible legal action against us. Our new European label (soon to be announced ) informed us of this and asked if we'd be willing to change names which we obviously said yes to. This was not an easy decision, but it was a necessary one to avoid possible future complications. I hope you all understand.

This is the end of an era for us, but it is also a new beginning. With this change comes new labels (TBA) new management and of course... new tours. See you all at Pagan Fest 2!!"

As announced on Pagan Fest USA:

Brimming with the highly-successful and recent run (and introduction) of PaganFest USA earlier this year, the tour everyone has anxiously been waiting for with high demand will be storming the stages of venues across North America once again!

For the fans who have been eagerly counting down the days for the return of this run, PaganFest USA proudly brings you PART 2 of this incredible saga with the presentation of Ireland's Primordial, Switzerland's Eluveitie, Finland's Moonsorrow, and Canada's Blackguard (formerly known as Profugus Mortis) to the horizon for mid 2009!

The first date of this unique trek has been exclusively revealed on the PaganFest USA MySpace as May 7, 2009 at Chicago's Powerfest! Details and ticket purchase links for PaganFest USA: PART 2 will be updated on the official MySpace page as they come in so please keep checking back often!

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 27.11.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (16)