HATE ETERNAL, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SKELETONWITCH: European Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based death metallers HATE ETERNAL will team up with CEPHALIC CARNAGE and SKELETONWITCH for the Fury And Flames European Tour 2008 in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 09 - Würzburg, Germany @ AKW *
May 10 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island *
May 11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle *
May 13 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Exit Chmelnice *
May 14 - Wien, Austria @ Arena (+ Deadborn)
May 15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala *
May 16 - München, Germany @ Feierwerk *
May 17 - Verona, Italy @ Lucille Club *
May 18 - Rome, Italy @ Alpheus Club *
May 20 - Martigny, Switzerland @ Les Caves du Manoir *
May 21 - Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur
May 22 - Irun, Spain @ Tunk
May 23 - Braga, Portugal @ Junta Freguesia de Panoias
May 24 - Madrid, Spain @ Ritmo & Compas
May 25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
May 26 - Luynes/Marseille, France @ Le Korigan
May 28 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage *
May 29 - Bochum, Germany @ Matrix *
May 30 - Trier, Germany @ Exhaus *
May 31 - Tilburg, Holland @ 013 - Neurotic Deathfest (HATE ETERNAL, CEPHALIC CARNAGE only)
Jun. 01 - Cardiff, England @ Barfly **
Jun. 02 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Barfly **
Jun. 04 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans **
Jun. 05 - Sheffield, England @ Corporation **
Jun. 06 - London, England @ Underworld **
Jun. 07 - Aarschot, Belgium @ JC de Klinker

* w/ DEADBORN
** w/ MAN MUST DIE

A brand new HATE ETERNAL track, entitled "Bringer of Storms", is available for download at DownloadPunk. The song comes off the group's new album, "Fury and Flames", due on February 19 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2005's "I, Monarch" is said to be the band's most diverse and emotionally fuelled record to date, due mainly in part to the passing of bassist and good friend Jared Anderson.

HATE ETERNAL founder and vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan recently did an interview with MTV.com where he stated, "Jared was one of my best friends, and his passing away really affected me and influenced this record a lot. It's a very dark and heavy record — not just heavy as in 'heavy metal,' but heavy-hearted as well."

"Fury and Flames" features new members Shaune Kelley on second guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums. The addition of Shaune means that this will be the first time HATE ETERNAL will be able to perform as a four-piece live — something fans will be able to experience when the band heads out with labelmates THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Alex Webster of CANNIBAL CORPSE fame stepped in on bass for the recording, but due to his hectic schedule with CANNIBAL will not be able to tour with the band.

"Fury and Flames" (cover artwork by Paul Romano) track listing:

01. Hell Envenom
02. Whom Gods May Destroy
03. Para Bellum
04. Bringer of Storms
05. The Funerary March
06. Thus Salvation
07. Proclamation of the Damned
08. Fury Within
09. Tombeau (Le Tombeau De La Fureur et Des Flames)
10. Coronach

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