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1349 to attack North America again

posted Jul 22, 2008, 9:58 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Earsplit
 
Norway’s 1349 will return to the US to participate on the highly anticipated Carcass tour this fall. Beginning September 5 the tour, also featuring Necrophagist, Suffocation, Aborted and Rotten Sound, marks the band's third visit to America in support of their third and most successful album, Hellfire. Seven performances as of press time are confirmed with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
 
"One of the best pure black metal releases of 2005," says Blabbermouth. "Hellfire roils and roars with something approaching bloodlust... even sicker and more merciless than its predecessor," adds Decibel Magazine. Released October 2005, Hellfire has become a milestone recording for the now decade-old band. Far surpassing sales of their earlier recordings (2003's Liberation and 2004's Beyond the Apocalypse), the album was highlighted by the making of their first video (for the album track "Sculptor of Flesh"). The clip received multiple plays from MTV2/Headbangers Ball as well numerous regional broadcast and cable outlets.
 
From their beginnings 1349 were touted as a band to watch. All Music Guide called them, "a band ripe with promise," on review of their debut, Liberation. Featuring outspoken vocalist Ravn, guitarist Archaron with bassist Seidemann and studio drummer Frost (Satyricon) the band would tour Europe with friends Aeturnus and Red Harvest before settling down to record their second album. A busy touring schedule would follow the release of Beyond the Apocalypse, this time adding prestigious festivals to their accomplishments (to date the band have performed at Wacken Open Air, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Hole in the Sky, Inferno, Hellfest, With Full Force, and the annual/traveling No Mercy Festival). Following the release of Hellfire, the band was invited by Celtic Frost to support them on their Fall 2006 US tour. The band wasted no time pulling together a blistering set that would impress the band's growing American fanbase. In early 2007 the band returned to headline the US for the first time, alongside Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and labelmates Averse Sefira. Nearly twenty shows would see the band visiting cities across the country. Earlier this year the band performed at the annual South-By-Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Norwegian arts showcase. 1349 return to the US as writing continues on their fourth, and still untitled, album.
 
Confirmed performances include:
09/05/2008 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
09/06/2008 Nokia Theater - New York, NY
09/07/2008 Le Medley, Montreal, QC
09/08/2008 Opera House - Toronto, ON
09/09/2008 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
09/10/2008 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
09/19/2008 The Grand - San Francisco, CA
 
"Delivering pure black metal." - Revolver Magazine
 
"Without question an incineration of the highest order." - Metal Maniacs
 
"In the tradition of Mayhem, Emperor, and Immortal, 1349 certainly has the ferocious chops to back up their Northern pedigree." - Sounds of Death
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