In case you missed this, The Burning Sun, the debut solo album of Necrophagist guitarist Sami Raatikainen's project Radiance, is streaming in its entirety over at this location.
The Burning Sun is described as a concept album consisting of a single 49-minute song, and is meant to be listened to as a whole. The album is divided into seven tracks for practical reasons. The effort features guest vocalists Mats Levén (Krux, ex-Therion, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Noora Häkkinen (Noradrenaline). The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Sami Raatikainen himself.
The entire CD is available for streaming at this location.
German metallers Necrophagist have issued the following update:
"The show at "The Opera House" in Toronto/Canada on July 2nd during the Summer Slaughter 2007 tour was taped with 6 cameras. We posted a preview of what's about to be released on DVD on the official Necrophagist YouTube channel. Also appearing on the DVD are Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation and many more... The DVD will be available at the Summer Slaughter 2008 merchbooth:
Summer Slaughter Canada
Also check Sumerian Records for more details and distribution. Necrophagist will be headlining the Canadian part of Summer Slaughter 2008. See you there!!!"
Necrophagist and Aborted have been added to the previously announced New York City show featuring Carcass. The show will take place on Saturday, September 6th at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, July 11th at 12:00pm. More U.S. shows are expected to be announced shortly.
Necrophagist have issued the following update on their official website:
"Romain Goulon joins Necrophagist as the official new drummer. The band and Romain look forward to working together on the new album. Meanwhile, check out a video of Romain playing to guitar tracks from the album "Epitaph" at Necrophagist's official YouTube channel.
The band wants to thank 'human metronome' Marco Minnemann for playing drums on last year's Summer Slaughter tour. It was an honor and a lot of fun playing with one of the world's greatest drummers.
However, Marco Minnemann and Muhammed Suicmez decided to launch a whole new band. Commented Muhammed: "I am very excited about this, because jamming with Marco inspires me to come up with great ideas and I have a lot of respect for Marco as a composer. So forging a whole new style by mixing mine and his is something I can't wait to do, because not only is Marco one of the best drummers in the world, he is a great guitarist also."
German technical death metal band Necrophagist have issued the following update on their website:
Necrophagist is excited to announce Drumming phenomenon and luminary Marco Minnemman as the new permanent drummer. Marco will start playing drums for Necrophagist on the upcoming "Summer Slaughter" tour starting June 1st 2007, sponsored by Ibanez, TAMA and Revolver Mag.
The band is absolutely stoked to announce that Marco Minnemann will be drumming on the new Necrophagist album, due in 2008. We can't wait to work on arranging the new songs with such an incredibly talented, proficient and complete musician/composer. The list of musicians Marco collaborated with throughout his impressive career includes but is not limited to legends such as Paul Gilbert, Mike Keneally, Allan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman etc...to check out Marco's playing or gather more info about him please visit http://www.myspace.com/marcominnemann.
The following message was posted on the Necrophagist webpage:
"Necrophagist will headline the 2nd day of the annual California Metalfest, taking place at the Galaxy Concert Theater in Santa Ana, CA on March 31 & April 1. Bay Area legends Testament will headline the festival's first day.
It will also be Hannes Grossmann's very last drumming duty for Necrophagist, who played drums on the band's last album "Epitaph" and all tours following the 2004 release.
Don't miss this special show!!! Click here for further info on the fest."
German death metal band Necrophagist has been forced to cancel the first eight dates of its previously announced "Carving Europe's Epitaph Vol. II" tour. The group's official statement reads as follows:
"We are extremely disappointed about having to inform you that due to unforeseen and out-of-our-control circumstances we will not be able to play the first eight dates of our upcoming tour with Misery Index, Origin and Burning Skies. We are very sorry about any problems that this might be causing you and thank you for giving Misery Index and Origin the chance to prove that they are well worthy of taking on our position as the headliner for these dates."
German technical death metallers, Necrophagist will embark on a Headlining Tour throughout Europe starting February 2007. Direct support duties will be taken over by Misery Index, Coldworker (Ex-Nasum) and Burning Skies. The first dates of the Carving Europe's Epitaph Tour Vol. II are as follows:
Feb. 08 - DE - Trier @ Exhaus
Feb. 10 - DE - Essen @ Turock, Essen Death Feast
Feb. 11 - DE - Flensburg @ Roxy
Feb. 14 - SE - Stockholm @ Klubben
Feb. 15 - SE - Gothenburg @ Musikens Hus
Feb. 16 - DE - Berlin @ K17
Feb. 17 - DE - Leipzig @ Conne Island
Feb. 20 - AT - Wien @ Arena
Feb. 21 - DE - Muenchen @ Feierwerk
Feb. 22 - IT - Roncade @ New Age Club
Feb. 23 - CH - Oberentfelden @ Boroem Poem Poem
Initial dates for Necrophagist's UK/Ireland tour have been announced. A few more dates will be added, but here's the current itinerary :
10/15 London, UK @ The Underworld
10/17 Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow w/ Napalm Death
10/18 Stoke, UK @ The Glebe
10/19 Cork, IRE @ An Cruiscin Lan
10/20 Dublin, IRE @ Voodoo Lounge
10/23 Birmingham, UK @ Edward's No.8
10/24 Newport, UK @ TJ's
Necrophagist will tour the USA with Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus and Unmerciful ("Carving North America's Epitaph Vol. II" tou) afterwards. Those dates can be found at the band's official website.
More tour dates have been announced for Cannibal Corpse's headlining North American tour with Dying Fetus, Necrophagist and Unmerciful:
Nov. 10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov. 12 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Nov. 13 - Ashbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Nov. 14 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
Nov. 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Nov. 16 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Nov. 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
Nov. 19 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov. 20 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Nov. 21 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
Nov. 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov. 25 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
The Canadian portion of Necrophagist's current tour has been cancelled. The band's passports were recently stolen, rendering them unable to cross the border. The following shows, with support from Arsis, Alarum, Ion Dissonance, Animosity, and Job For A Cowboy have been cancelled:
06/06 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Mavericks
06/07 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti
06/08 Tornoto, ON Canada @ The Marquee
06/09 Hamilton, ON Canada @ The Underground
06/10 St-Haycinthe, QC Canada @ Salle Le Louvre
The missed shows will likely be rescheduled for the end of July.
The following message was posted at Necrophagist's website:
"The band would like to announce Helsinki/Finland based Sami Raatikainen as the new guitar player. We look forward to working together with an extremely talented fella, as we never met someone working faster or harder before.
We would also like to thank the applicants that didn't get the spot, you guys have done a great job! But in the end, there can only be one. Thank you all!"
It's now official - Necrophagist from Germany will tour the provinces of Ontario and Quebec from June 1st to 10th in 2006. Promoting the tour is Maurice Richard from Rockatak Productions, the man behind the recent Decapitated December outing. According to Richard, the band will make a stop in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City during their Canadian trek. More details including a complete itinerary plus the names of the supporting acts will follow.