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Noctem - "Eidolon"
NOCTEM starts as Extreme Metal act in April 2001 but its real project as a Blackened Death Metal combo starts in 2007 with its last change of line-up and new musical definition. In 2002 NOCTEM records its first demo “Unholy blood” which was commercialized for 2 years. After several line-up changes the band continues its way performing in national shows and composing new tracks, totally immersed in the seek of a more personal music style.
The band commercializes their live mcd, entitled “Live 2004” (self- produced and recorded at their natal city) for two years. NOCTEM takes a break in 2005 and after different line-up changes a restructure takes place in their formation. In 2007 it’s time for the release of the last demo of the band, entitled “God Among Slaves”. This opus received a good success from the online specialized press and metalheads.
The band, composed by its new members, fulfills different tours through their country. In July 2008 the band signs with Noisehead Records (Austria) and carries out the “NOCTEM European Tour 08” where the band performs through different countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Andorra, UK, Belgium and Italy.
In January of 2009 NOCTEM enters the studio to record their debut LP “Divinity” at Vienna (At) which counts with the collaborations of Christos Antoniou (Septic flesh and Chaos star) and Leal (ex-Forever Slave).
The album was released in April 2009 through Noisehead Records in Europe and in May 2009 started being distributed through RELAPSE RECORDS in USA. A few months after the release of the album NOCTEM figures in the no18 of the top 20 of spanish artists record sales in 2009, 310 & 313 HEAVY ROCK Magazine issues (Sp). NOCTEM performs in different presentations of the album “Divinity” being included in festivals and several tours, like the ones at Spain or Portugal in 2009, sharing stage with headliners such as Malevolent Creation (USA),Vomitory (Sweden) and Napalm Death.
In January of 2010 the band starts touring Europe, supporting Incantation (USA) and Hate (Pl) through different countries: UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic. After a few shows at Spain, and the recording process of the third and most ambitious video extracted from “Divinity”, in May 2010 the band is included in the “Collectors of the King Tour “, supporting Ragnarok(Norway) through Europe: Austria, Germany, Poland, Belgium and The Netherlands.
In September 2010, the third video extractes from “Divinity”, entitled with the same name, was worldwide released; Including the collaboration of Christos Antoniou (Septic Flesh) in the orchestral arrangements and a team formed by more than 80 members. In November 2010 NOCTEM tours Europe for the third time in the same year presenting their album withGorgoroth (Nor) and Cavus (Fin), also sharing stages with bands such as Finntroll (Fin) and Carach Angren (Nl).
In February 2011, the band starts the recording sessions in the Ultrasound Studios 2 at Moita (Portugal), counting with Daniel Cardoso (Anathema) as producer, for their new and second album of studio, foreseen for 2011. In march of 2011 the band announces their signing with the record label Rising Records for the European release of their new album: “Oblivion”.
The album was released in Spain in April 2011 and in Europe in June 2011 and licensed in USA through Metal Blade Records in October 2011. “Oblivion” received an outstanding feedback in Europe and North America. The “Oblivion Spanish Tour 2011” started in the end of April and NOCTEM performed on the national stages during May, June, August and the end of September.
In summer 2011 and after receiving a great response from the international specialized metal press and fans, NOCTEM announced their appearance in the “Lux Mundi Europe Tour′′, where the band shared stage with international well known acts as Samael, Melechesh and Keep of Kalessin. In December 2011 NOCTEM tours Finland for their first time in a 4-dates mini tour, including Helsinki, Porvoo, Kokkola and Turku.
The band starts 2012 touring Europe in several tours as the “Iberian Conquest” with Coprolith and the “European Conquest”, including big summer festivals such as Jam Rock Fest, Czech Death Fest, Costa de Fuego, Leyendas del Rock and Motocultor Fest (sharing stage with Marilyn Manson, Gun n’ Roses, Satyricon, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, In flames and a big etc.)
In September of the same year NOCTEM is included as special guest in the Serpent Sermon Tour through Europe, sharing stage with Marduk and Immolation and in December 2012 NOCTEM will join Enthroned, Forgotten Tomband Impiety on tour through Europe in the Obsidium European Campaign. Exilium was recorded in the summer of 2013 in theAGR Studios (Valencia) produced and mastered by Daniel Cardoso (Anathema). The album will be released by Art Gates Records.
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