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- December 27th, 2012 -

- MASSIVE YEAR END SAIL ON ALL DISTRIBUTED TITLES ON EBAY. UP TO 90% OFF ON SELECT TITLES. CD's FROM $1-$5 -

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT is now having a massive sale on a majority of our distributed titles to say thank you to everyone who has supported us and gave us a great 2012 year. What better way to bring in the New Year then to have a HUGE sale on tons of great albums? CD prices have been drastically obliterated to a shocking 90% off, seeing some titles as low as $1. Combined shipping discounts also available, so please check in to our EBAY store by clicking the logo and check out what deals we have in store for you.

This sale will be running for a limited time only so get the deals while we have them posted. Some new items will also be added so keep checking in to see what we have going. You never know what kind of gems you will find unless you take a gander.


ARCHAIC NORTH MASSIVE YEAR END SALE





- December 21st, 2012 -

- GRIM MARS "DEFILED EARTHEN ARCHITECTURES" NOW AVAILABLE FROM ARCHAIC NORTH -

Well, it's the end of the world and we are still here, so what better way to celebrate then with the release of a killer new black/death metal album. ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT is proud to release the label debut of "Defiled Earthen Architectures" by GRIM MARS. MARS was busy in 2012 working with DARREN FAVOT at SARDONIC MOON STUDIOS to create his second album, and first to be released through ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT. The album is a concept album about ancient belief and prophecies and the tales of extraterrestrial beings known as the Annunaki. Much Sumerian and other mythologies are contained within the lyrics making this album a must for anyone into mystical knowledge.

The album is available at the GRIM MARS bandcamp page which has been posted below, and is currently only available in digital format. It will soon be available through other digital retailers such as Itunes and several other notable sources. We have also added a song on this website as a free download to give you a taste and dimension of this albums ferocity. Stay tuned for further updates from GRIM MARS in the not so distant future.


GRIM MARS WEBSITE





ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER v1.0

October 24th 2012

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Official Archaic North Entertainment Merchandise

Archaic North Store on EBAY

A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING

It has been a long time in the making, but we have finally organized our contacts and created an official ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT mailing list. For over a decade we have been an active booking agency which eventually formed into a record label and over the years many people have signed up to our mailing list either through WOLVEN ANCESTRY, SUDBURY METAL or through our official website at www.archaicnorth.com. We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for the interest in our artists and operations not only in Northern Ontario, but around the globe as well. Things have really picked up since our inception and just as a seed, it was given the right formula and care to grow into the entity that it is today. We thank you all for your support over the years for without you none of this could have been possible. Things will only get better from here.

Archaic North has survived the age of mailing out promos, putting up hand made posters for our events which eventually led into the digital based Myspace age of promotion which of course transitioned into the Facebook era. Through all of these changes, we feel that a mailing list is perhaps the most honest and sincere way to keep in touch with our fans and supporters however it is quite unfortunate that we are only getting to this in 2012. We sincerely apologize. This is a year of great change for everyone, not only consciously but subconsciously and marks a very important time in human history and evolution. Through all of these changes however, we still feel that there is no school like the old school and this has been our mission statement since the beginning of Archaic North. Honest music has always stood the test of time. This purpose is reflected through our artists, methodology and our intentions. In a day and age where everything has been done before, we are still highly impressed with bands that keep it original while keeping their roots in tact, not straying away from the pioneers and innovators of powerful metal musick. While still keeping up with the times we feel it is important to never lose this vision and it is our goal to keep this promise and the spirit of Archaic North Entertainment alive for yet another, even stronger decade of quality art and performances.

SUDBURY METAL AND WOODS OF YPRES TRIBUTE

Although we have booked countless metal events and hosted the local festival SUDBURY METAL FEAST in our homebase city of Sudbury, Ontario Canada at this time there is no venue to be able to host live events at on a regular basis anymore and this is no longer one of our outlets of operation. Although we will still host the odd local show here and there, our sights have been set on a much larger spectrum. In the past couple of years we have instead focused on the label aspect of things and booking several national and international tours, having worked with some truly innovating bands such as NEGURA BUNGET, WOODS OF YPRES, INCANTATION and of course managing our own touring artists such as WOLVEN ANCESTRY, ECLIPSE ETERNAL, EMPYREAN PLAGUE and STRINGS OF ARES. We are going to be collaborating again with top Romanian metal band NEGURA BUNGET for another Canadian and US tour scheduled for 2013 as well as other tours in the works and providing support for upcoming festivals. We recently sponsored the first annual WINTER IS COMING FEST in New England, USA which featured some top notch black and doom metal bands such as FEN (UK), AGALLOCH (USA), EVOKEN (USA), WOE (USA) and Archaic North's own EMPYREAN PLAGUE. The festival was a great success and was dedicated in tribute to the late DAVID GOLD of WOODS OF YPRES (RIP). Archaic North will be releasing the upcoming WOODS OF YPRES tribute album entitled "A Heart of Gold", which will feature several great covers by bands like NOVEMBERS DOOM, ECLIPSE ETERNAL, EMPYREAN PLAGUE, AMARANTH, PANZERFAUST, CATUVOLCUS, and PAGAN RITUAL to name but a few. Samples from the album will be available shortly to give people an idea of what to expect. A link to the Facebook page is also posted below for anyone interested to keep up to date with the tribute in honor of such a great and inspirational Canadian metal musician.

A HEART OF GOLD FACEBOOK PAGE

OUR ARTIST UPDATES

STRINGS OF ARES have went through several line up changes since their creation, however due to the departure of vocalist/bassist HANK BIELANSKI who co-founded the band with BLOOD OF CHRIST member JEFF LONGO, the band can no longer continue under the name STRINGS OF ARES. After much debate and consideration the remaining members of the band have no choice but to start under a new alias which has yet to be announced. At this time, it is uncertain what is to come of this however the label wishes all members past and present who contributed to the "Temple To Mars" album the best of luck in their future endeavours. Rumour has it that BLOOD OF CHRIST may be reforming. We will announce any related news in future newsletters to keep everyone up to date on the status of the members of STRINGS OF ARES. Anyone who is not aware of the bands music is strongly urged to check out their monumental progressive death metal debut "Temple To Mars" which is available through the ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT official webstore. The link is posted below.

LIKE THE STRINGS OF ARES FACEBOOK PAGE

There are many updates from epic Canadian black metal band WOLVEN ANCESTRY, it is hard to know where to begin. In April the band supported NEGURA BUNGET on an Eastern Canadian tour and the feedback was absolutely phenominal. An official video for the track "March Forth Under Tortured Skies" was released on YOUTUBE featuring footage from the show in Toronto at the Hard Luck Bar. It is great to see that the band has so many rabid fans in Canada and the band performed with high spirit and energy at every show. The band was also scheduled to perform at the WINTER IS COMING FEST in New England, USA on October 15th alongside AGALLOCH and FEN however due to several reasons the band was unable to make the event. The band wishes to apologize to all the fans that were expecting to see them perform however several things have caused the band to be put on hiatus for the moment. This is due to many personal reasons but at this point the band is not going to be performing any live events or touring until the third album is fully completed. This album has taken a long time to create because of the band members busy schedules in daily life and responsibilities as well as various other side projects and bands they are involved with. A rushed product is not how WOLVEN ANCESTRY creates music and the band wants to ensure that the next album is a magnum opus, or master piece.

LIKE THE WOLVEN ANCESTRY FACEBOOK PAGE

Italian masterminds FORET D'ORIENT have been busy working on the follow up full length to their amazing debut "Essedvm", which if you have not had the opportunity to check out yet is strongly encouraged. This band is truly a glistening gemstone, drawing inspiration from ancient Italian history and traditions while musically incorporating some truly epic classical movements in their melodic blackened death metal style. Give this band some time and they will surely prove their stance on the metal world. Please like and check out their facebook page to be informed on updates on the next album and for song samples. We will also be holding a contest in November where people can win their debut album "Essedvm". Details on the contest will be revealed in Novembers newsletter.

LIKE THE FORET D'ORIENT FACEBOOK PAGE

EMPYREAN PLAGUE have just returned from a successful performance at the first WINTER IS COMING FESTIVAL, sharing the stage on Friday nights event with the likes of EVOKEN and many other great USBM bands. This marked the bands first US appearance and the band hopes to return to America in the future to expand their fan base. Recording is also finished for the upcoming "A Heart Of Gold - Tribute To Woods of Ypres" album, where EMPYREAN PLAGUE has paid tribute to DAVID GOLD through the song "Shedding The Deadwood" from the second WOODS OF YPRES album. Long time drummer TYLER CHARTRAND has left the band due to personal reasons, being replaced by a North Bay local LIAM AHOLA who performed percussion duties on the WOODS OF YPRES cover. More updates on EMPYREAN PLAGUE coming soon. For more information, check out the bands Facebook page through the link posted below.

LIKE THE EMPYREAN PLAGUE FACEBOOK PAGE

After a long and successful tour of the United States with Romania's NEGURA BUNGET, ECLIPSE ETERNAL have completed recording their version of WOODS OF YPRES' "Crossing The 45th Parallel", which will be featured on the upcoming "A Heart of Gold - Tribute To Woods of Ypres album. As expected, the band delivers an amazing cover and truly shows the bands skill while paying homage to DAVID GOLD. In related Eclipse Eternal news, ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT plans on releasing the long out of print debut album "Reign Of The Unholy Blackened Empire" at some point in 2013. New Eclipse Eternal merchandise will also soon be available from the Archaic North Webstore including stickers and custom mugs. Pics will soon be available on the website. Plans for the first tour of Europe to support "The Essence Of Hopelessness" are also in the works. Details on that will be unleashed soon. For all things Eclipse Eternal, please visit and like their Facebook page through the link below.

LIKE THE ECLIPSE ETERNAL FACEBOOK PAGE

The official release date for BEFORE THE BLACK GATES debut album through ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT will be announced in November. The band has kept busy writing materials for a full length to follow, however the 4 song EP entitled "An Ancient Evil Rises" will be out in late 2012/early 2013 through the label. The band has also got some sick new merchandise which will soon be available through the Archaic North Webstore next month as well. The new merch includes a couple different T-Shirt designs, hoodies and girl shirts. Other merchandise is expected to be available early 2013 as well. The band was originally scheduled to put out a split with label mates SIGN OF THE RAVEN (ex OCCULT CRYPTS), however due to the bands hiatus SIGN OF THE RAVEN are no longer participating for a split album. Instead, both bands will release independent albums. BEFORE THE BLACK GATES did some shows in Toronto, Hamilton and Sudbury with Israeli black metal maniacs ETERNAL DECAY earlier in the year and since then have expanded their fan base and spread their dark and twisted music. For those unfamiliar with the band, BEFORE THE BLACK GATES play dark old school blackened death metal with influences ranging from GORGOROTH to INCANTATION, and a majority of the members are not even of age to enter a bar even in Canada. This young band has loads of talent, and impressed ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT by performing several live shows potraying their old school influences and ever increasingly intense live shows. 2013 will be a great year in the process of this bands evolution, so keep your ear to the ground for the rumblings of BEFORE THE BLACK GATES.

LIKE THE BEFORE THE BLACK GATES FACEBOOK PAGE

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT would like to announce our latest artist signing, which comes in the form of the extraterrestrial influenced blackened death metal project GRIM MARS. This is a side project of WOLVEN ANCESTRY bassist MARS and was originally called simply GRIM. The lyrical concepts behind GRIM MARS involve themes such as ancient history, extraterristrial life, secret societies and much more. After a self released full length album entitled "Virul Mephisto" in 2010, MARS has been busy in 2011-2012 working on a follow up full length entitled "Defiled Earthen Architectures". This album will be available in digital format on December 21st 2012, marking the end of the Mayan long count calendar and a new beginning of the ages. MARS has recruited some musicians to perform the music live and is expected to be entering the gig circuit at some point in 2013. Check in to the Archaic North website for updated info and details on GRIM MARS. Samples of what to expect will soon be hosted on the website including MP3 downloads. We will announce new info on this in November. The truth is out there...

CHECK OUT THE GRIM MARS ARCHAIC NORTH ARTIST PAGE HERE


- October 1st, 2012 -

- WINTER IS COMING FESTIVAL (USA) -

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT is a proud sponsor of the first WINTER IS COMING Festival in New London, Connecticut USA. The event is hosted by THE LEGION, and we are proud to announce that ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT artists EMPYREAN PLAGUE will be performing their first U.S show in their 10+ year career. The band will be peforming alongside EVOKEN and VITAL REMAINS for the first day of the festival. Headlining the second night will be the mighty AGALLOCH and FEN, whom is also making their first North American performance. WOLVEN ANCESTRY was originally scheduled to play before FEN, however due to reasons beyond the bands control, they are no longer able to make the festival. We feel EMPYREAN PLAGUE will make a positive impression amongst the masses at the festival.

WINTER IS COMING is a great festival featuring various styles of dark metal and displaying an impressive roster of U.S.B.M bands. Many of the bands are underground but this is perhaps the only festival of its kind in the US, where fans can witness the mass array of talented USBM bands all in one place. The event is also dedicated to the late DAVID GOLD of WOODS OF YPRES. If you live in Eastern US, this is the place you will want to be mid-October because quite simply...WINTER IS COMING!!

In celebration of this event, anyone who has purchased a weekend pass gets a 25% discount on any orders and purchases of ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT items, or buy any 2 CD's and get the 3rd FREE!! Please use the code: "WINTER DISCOUNT" when contacting us to order and you will recieve your discount. We hope that many of you can make the event, as it is sure to gain some notoriety.


WINTER IS COMING Event Page





- September 27th, 2012 -

- NOCTIS V FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE KICK OFF IN CALGARY -

SCARAB PRODUCTIONS is hosting another great festival in Calgary this year to continue their NOCTIS FESTIVAL legacy. NOCTIS V is a major milestone in Canadian metal festivals and ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT owner MARK HOWITT will be attending to speak at some workshops for the conference part of the festival. This year, the fest has a great line up for the panel and several important topics will be discussed in regards to the music industry and metal music in general. You dont want to miss this conference. The NOCTIS FESTIVAL has become a staple for metal festivals in Canada and this years line up is packed with some intense bands.

Headlining this years festival is the mighty VENOM, in their first Canadian appearance in 27 years. Other notable bands on the festival are AGALLOCH, PIG DESTROYER, MANILLA ROAD, NUNSLAUGHTER, MIDNIGHT, BLACK WITCHERY, GRAND MAGUS and many more important bands in various genres. If you live in Western Canada or are willing to travel, this festival is Highly recommended. You dont want to miss this one, thats for sure!


NOCTIS FESTIVAL WEBSITE





- August 4th, 2012 -

- BEFORE THE BLACK GATES "AN ANCIENT EVIL RISES" ALBUM ART REVEALED -

Old school blackened death thrashers BEFORE THE BLACK GATES have revealed the artwork for their upcoming "An Ancient Evil Rises" debut EP release, which is expected to be out on ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT near the end of 2012. The EP will be the first release through the label and contains songs inspired by murder, hatred, and a concept track about Pennywise the clown, Stephen King's It character. The band was originally scheduled to release this EP as a split with SIGN OF THE RAVEN, however due to SIGN OF THE RAVEN going on hiatus, BEFORE THE BLACK GATES are now releasing the tracks on their own debut album.

BEFORE THE BLACK GATES caught the attention of ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT through several increasingly great live performances and the bands young age and interest in old school music. It is not often that we see metalheads under the age of 18 performing classic black and death metal influenced materials, and the band continues to get better with each new song and show performed. A release date on this EP is coming shortly, so please check in to the bands Facebook page or ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT websites for an exact date and more album info.


BEFORE THE BLACK GATES on Facebook





- June 27th, 2012 -

- HALLOWS DIE PREPARE TO EMBARK ON CANADIAN TOUR -

Toronto based Death Metal band HALLOWS DIE are proud to announce they will be once again traveling across Canadian soil as the band has arranged for 30 tour dates spanning their home nation this summer 2012. Beginning with a headlining appearance at the “Touch of Death Festival” on Canada Day weekend, the band will quickly make tracks through the Maritime provinces headlining shows before sharing the stage with the likes of KATAKLYSM and BLACKGUARD on July 5th . Late July and August will see the death metal outfit venture right across the country to play a string of dates across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, including a three day stint on Vancouver Island before returning home. It will be the group’s third time touring across their home country of Canada, and as 2012 is the apparent year of the Mayan apocalypse; this journey has been aptly titled “End of the World Canadian Tour”

The tour will also serve as the final pre-promotion shows for the band sophomore album, MASKS, which the band has been rigorously working on for the past 8 months. Once again employing the services of legendary producer Dan Swano, the album intends to break genre lines and combine an eccentric mix of different extreme metal genres. Barring any last minute delays, the full length album should be available in stores and online Late September 2012. A three track preview E.P., titled “Androids” will be available for purchase at all tour dates this summer.


HALLOWS DIE on Facebook





- June 11th, 2012 -

- WOLVEN ANCESTRY RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "MARCH FORTH UNDER TORTURED SKIES" -

Epic Black Metaller's WOLVEN ANCESTRY have just released a new video for the song "March Forth Under Tortured Skies" from their Silence of the Boreal album, which was released by ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT in 2009. The footage is from the bands recent performance in Toronto at the Hard Luck Bar alongside Romanian legends NEGURA BUNGET and folk band DIN BRAD, as well as label mates ECLIPSE ETERNAL. The show was part of the 'TRANSILVANIAN LEGACY TOUR' in which WOLVEN ANCESTRY was direct support for in Eastern Canada.

The video captures the bands impressive live performance and raw energy, and was recorded and produced by AX MEDIA STUDIOS whom also produced videos for ECLIPSE ETERNAL. WOLVEN ANCESTRY is currently in the process of creating their third album and will be busy in the coming months working on the opus which will display and continue the bands musical journey and Pagan Black Metal evolution.


Check out WOLVEN ANCESTRYs webpage here

Check out AX MEDIA STUDIOS here





- June 6th, 2012 -

- ARCHAIC NORTH OWNER MARK HOWITT SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT CALGARY'S UPCOMING NOCTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL -

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT owner and founder MARK HOWITT is scheduled to speak at the upcoming NOCTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL in Calgary, Alberta Canada alongside MARTIN POPOFF, CHUCK KELLER and ADRIEN BEGRAND to name a few. Bands scheduled so far for the festival include AGALOOCH, PIG DESTROYER, GRAND MAGUS, NUNSLAUGHTER, BLACK WITCHERY, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS and many more to be announced shortly. Check out the link below to keep up to date and find out what other bands are going to confirm in the coming weeks. The festival is brought to you by SCARAB PRODUCTIONS whose link can be found on the NOCTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL page.

Here is the press release announcing Mark for the conference: "Third Speaker/Panellist annouced for the Noctis Metal Music Conference is MARK HOWITT. Mark is is a very hard working and active member of the DIY underground metal community and has worked directly with hundreds of Canadian and international bands. He is the owner of ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT, a jack of all trades sort of record label and handles much of the overall signing, distribution, booking, publicity, promotion, graphic design and networking. Hailing from Sudbury in Northern Ontario, he is also the lyricist and vocalist for WOLVEN ANCESTRY, FRACTAL GENERATOR, FLESHCRAFT, main composer of all instruments for AMARANTH and DARKBLOOD and did the vocals and lyrics for the upcoming DEAMON album. He also has several other musical projects in various genres and has booked extensive US and Canadian tours for bands, most recently for Negura Bunget, but also for Incantation, Woods of Ypres, Funerus, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad, Eternal Decay and booked shows and worked with hundreds of other bands like 3 Inches of Blood, Napalm Death, Ensiferum, Rotting Christ, Anvil, Sigh, Exhumed, and Impaled Nazarene to name a few."


Visit the NOCTIS MUSIC FEST site here





- June 1st, 2012 -

- NEGURA BUNGET CONQUERS NORTH AMERICA ON US/CANADIAN TOUR -

After six weeks on the road, NEGURA BUNGET and DIN BRAD have made it safely back to Romania. The tour was quite extensive, and saw the band travel over 20,000 km with some very long drives between shows. Some of the distances between shows exceeded 1000km but the band made every show to perform their Romanian hymns of black metal. The response was amazing, and the band had a great time on and off the stage. Some people have noted that it looks like the bands were on a "Chevy Chase Adventure" as opposed to a tour, but in the end the bands just wanted to absorb as much of the beauty and lifestyle while in America and Canada. It was a huge success for all in the end. The band has also released an official statement about the tour which can be ready by clicking the link below.

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT artists WOLVEN ANCESTRY and ECLIPSE ETERNAL who were support for the dates of the tour also had a successful campaign, gaining lots of new fans and showing the fans in Canada and America their unique brand of Canadian Black Metal. ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT would like to thank all the promoters, venues, bands and fans that came out to all the shows and made it all a great success. We are looking forward to doing it all again someday soon.


NEGURA BUNGET Tour Statement

Check out Pics from the tour here





- April 20th, 2012 -

- TRANSILVANIAN LEGACY U.S/CANADA TOUR 2012 BEGINS -

04-20-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Haethen, Din Brad

Cameo Gallery - Brooklyn, New York USA

04-21-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

Katacombs - Montreal, Quebec Canada

04-22-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

Co-op L'Agitee - Quebec City, Quebec Canada

04-23-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

Busstop Theatre - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

04-24-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

The Manhattan - Moncton, New Brunswick Canada

04-26-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

Mavericks - Ottawa, Ontario Canada

04-27-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, Ontario Canada

04-28-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, Din Brad

TBA - Detroit, Michigan USA

04-29-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Ultra Lounge - Chicago, Illinois USA

04-30-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Station 4 - St Paul, Minnesota USA

05-02-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Distillery - Calgary, Alberta Canada

05-03-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

05-05-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

05-06-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

El Corazon - Seattle, Washington USA

05-07-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon USA

05-08-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Thee Parkside - San Francisco, California USA

05-09-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Moose Lodge - Whittier, California USA

05-10-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Boomer's - Las Vegas, Nevada USA

05-11-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Malone's - Santa Ana, California USA

05-12-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Ruby Room - San Diego, California USA

05-14-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Chaser's - Scottsdale, Arizona USA

05-16-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Launch Pad - Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

05-18-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Ranch - Arlington, Texas USA

05-19-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Bonds 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, Texas USA

05-20-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Walter's - Houston, Texas USA

05-21-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Siberia - New Orleans, Louisiana USA

05-22-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Brass Mug - Tampa, Florida USA

05-23-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Masquerade - Atlanta, Georgia USA

05-24-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Tremont Music Hall/Casbah - Charlotte, North Carolina USA

05-25-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Maryland Death Fest - Sonar - Baltimore, Maryland USA

05-26-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York USA

05-27-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Haethen, Din Brad

Ralphs Diner - Worcester, Massachusetts USA

05-28-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Haethen, Din Brad

Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

05-29-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Haethen, Din Brad

The Royal Place - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

05-30-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad

Kobo Live - Columbus, Ohio USA



Visit ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT on Facebook for more tour info





- March 23rd, 2012 -

- ECLIPSE ETERNAL RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "MURDER...SUICIDE" -

ECLIPSE ETERNAL has been hard at work preparing for their upcoming U.S and Mid-Western Canadian tour dates with Romania's NEGURA BUNGET and DIN BRAD. To celebrate the occasion they have just released a video for the track "Murder...Suicide" from their latest release "The Essence Of Hopelessness". The video is as grim and chaotic as the song itself so the end result is a solid visual journey into the bands world of endless darkness.

The video was recorded and produced by AX MEDIA STUDIOS and has recieved thousands of hits since its release. Press play and enter the abyss that is ECLIPSE ETERNAL.


Check out AX MEDIA STUDIOS here





- March 20th, 2012 -

- THE WAY OF PURITY CANCELS US/CANADIAN TOUR DATES -

It is with much regret that we announce that THE WAY OF PURITY, who was scheduled to support the TRANSILVANIAN LEGACY TOUR in the U.S and Canada have cancelled their performances. ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT had worked very hard to get the band shows to debut themselves in North America however due to financial and family problems with members of the band they had to cancel the tour. An official press release has been announced by their label, WORM HOLE DEATH RECORDS which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

The staff and bands on the tour wish the band the best of luck in the future and are hoping that they can make it to the U.S and Canada at a later date once things have become more stable for them to make the trip. Local replacements are being sought by local promoters and ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT. For updated show info in your area, please click the link below to view current news and info relating to the tour.


View tour updates here

View TWOP statement here





- February 28th, 2012 -

- A HEART OF GOLD: TRIBUTE TO WOODS OF YPRES -

A tragic loss has stuck the metal world, as WOODS OF YPRES frontman DAVID GOLD passed away just before Christmas in 2011. His loss has left many people feeling heavy hearted especially in the province of Ontario, but also the world alike. There are a couple of memorial shows scheduled for April 5th in Toronto and April 7th in his hometown of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT artists WOLVEN ANCESTRY, EMPYREAN PLAGUE, and ECLIPSE ETERNAL will be performing at these events to pay tribute to his legacy, as his music inspired many of us here at ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT.

Also, details are currently being arranged to release a special 2CD tribute album to DAVID GOLD, which is to be titled "A Heart Of Gold: A Tribute To Woods of Ypres", which is to be released by ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT in collaboration with NORTHERN STORM RECORDS. EMPYREAN PLAGUE and ECLIPSE ETERNAL will be recording a song to pay homage to WOODS OF YPRES, as well as a cover of "Allure Of The Earth" by AMARANTH, a side project of members of WOLVEN ANCESTRY which will feature some special guests. Details on this tribute album are still being discussed, but we will be posting new information on this shortly as we get more confirmations from bands that wish to contribute to the tribute musically. Bands interested can contact ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT for more information. A website is also currently being made which will contain much of the information about the album and its contributors.


Visit the WOODS OF YPRES Wikipedia here





- February 10th, 2012 -

- ARCHAIC NORTH ARTISTS IMAGES FEATURED IN UPCOMING FILM -

This past November film crews were in Sudbury, Ontario making scenes for the upcoming film "THE LESSER BLESSED", based off the first novel by author RICHARD VAN CAMP. The film was directed by ANITA DORON and stars actors like BENJAMIN BRATT (Law & Order, Congeniality, Demoniliton Man), and KIOWA GORDON (Twilight series).

The film is a drama about a First Nations teenager and his struggles that take place in the modern world. The main character also happens to listen to metal, and not just any metal but has a taste for ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT artists. Art Direction for the film was handled by Sudbury's own Lord of Gore PETER MIHAICHUK who designed custom images for our artists to be displayed in the main characters room. Designs were made for WOLVEN ANCESTRY, ECLIPSE ETERNAL and SIGN OF THE RAVEN so if you get a chance to see the movie keep an eye out for the amazing work he did.


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Check out THE LESSER BLESSED website here





- February 8th, 2012 -

- NEW BEFORE THE BLACK GATES TRACKS NOW ONLINE -

BEFORE THE BLACK GATES have finished recording tracks for their upcoming release which will be available from ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT. The album's release date and title are to be announced shortly, however you can preview a track from their new recording at their reverbnation page or on Facebook. The new tracks have been produced at our partner studios "Sardonic Moon Studios" by Darren Fraust and display the bands sound perfectly. The new tracks show the bands evolution as a blackened death metal band and is much darker and focused than previous materials. Very menacing stuff with hints of thrash and progressive elements which should appeal to fans of the old school and new alike.

For a taste of the demons rituals, catch them on their mini-tour this month with Israel's ETERNAL DECAY. You won't be disappointed by either bands performance we assure you.


BEFORE THE BLACK GATES on Reverbnation





- January 21st, 2012 -

- MASSIVE DISTRO AND SITE UPDATE -

You may have noticed lots of changes to the website as of lately. We are totally reworking the website with new sections and graphics making for a much more pleasurable web experience. We have also updated our distro section with an updated list of available distributed titles, and some have been added to our webshop as well. We are also working on our services section which will display several key musician services we now offer. Keep checking in for further updates and new sections as we update the site daily.


Visit the new DISTRO SECTION for available titles





- January 14th, 2012 -

- "THE ESSENCE OF HOPELESSNESS" NOW AVAILABLE -

The time hath finally arrived, and "The Essence of Hopelessness" is now upon us. ECLIPSE ETERNAL have just dropped a bomb on the world in the form of their latest release and it has been receiving great reviews and response from fans and the media alike. The new album displays the bands finest work to date, a perfect blend of darkness and desolation proving the band to be a dominating Canadian Black Metal force. Since 1999 the band has been working hard at getting their unique sound heard amongst the underground, and with "The Essence of Hopelessness" the band has finally poisoned the world with the darkest hymns of murder and suicide.

To support the album, the band has announced it will be touring as co-support for Romania's NEGURA BUNGET this April and May on a tour across the U.S and Canada. The tour is expected to expose the band to new markets in North America and we know for certain that ECLIPSE ETERNAL are going to decimate everyone in their paths along this journey. For a complete list of tour dates, check out the TOURS section of the site.


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- January 10th, 2012 -

- NEGURA BUNGET 2012 US/CANADIAN TOUR DATES UNLEASHED -

ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT is proud to announce Romanian atmospheric metal masters NEGURA BUNGET will be making their first North American live dates this April and Mayto support their 15th anniversary "Transilvanian Legacy" World Tour. The band is also scheduled for an appearance at the 2012 installment of the MARYLAND DEATH FEST.

Joining the band on the tour in Eastern Canada is WOLVEN ANCESTRY, and for all US and Western Canada dates the tour will be supported by ECLIPSE ETERNAL. On all dates will be Norway's THE WAY OF PURITY and Prophecy Records artist DIN BRAD, also from Romania which features members of NEGURA BUNGET.

Sponsoring the tour is TERRORIZOR MAGAZINE, METAL MANIACS, BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES, BEYOND THE DARK HORIZON and TOTAL DEATHCORE amongst other publication and promotional outlets. For a complete list of dates and more information, please visit the EVENTS section of our website, or check out Facebook for the tour page.


- NEGURA BUNGET "Transilvanian Legacy" U.S and CANADIAN TOUR 2012 -

04-20-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Cameo Gallery - Brooklyn, New York USA

04-21-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Katacombs - Montreal, Quebec Canada

04-22-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Co-op L'Agitee - Quebec City, Quebec Canada

04-23-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Busstop Theatre - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

04-24-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Manhattan - Moncton, New Brunswick Canada

04-26-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Mavericks - Ottawa, Ontario Canada

04-27-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, Ontario Canada

04-28-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

TBA - Detroit, Michigan USA

04-29-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Ultra Lounge - Chicago, Illinois USA

04-30-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Station 4 - St Paul, Minnesota USA

05-02-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Distillery - Calgary, Alberta Canada

05-03-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

05-05-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

05-06-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

El Corazon - Seattle, Washington USA

05-07-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon USA

05-08-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Thee Parkside - San Francisco, California USA

05-09-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Moose Lodge - Whittier, California USA

05-10-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Boomer's - Las Vegas, Nevada USA

05-11-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Malone's - Santa Ana, California USA

05-12-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Ruby Room - San Diego, California USA

05-14-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Chaser's - Scottsdale, Arizona USA

05-16-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Launch Pad - Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

05-18-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Ranch - Arlington, Texas USA

05-19-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Bonds 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, Texas USA

05-20-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Walter's - Houston, Texas USA

05-21-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Siberia - New Orleans, Louisiana USA

05-22-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Brass Mug - Tampa, Florida USA

05-23-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Masquerade - Atlanta, Georgia USA

05-24-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Tremont Music Hall/Casbah - Charlotte, North Carolina USA

05-25-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Maryland Death Fest - Sonar - Baltimore, Maryland USA

05-26-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York USA

05-27-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Ralphs Diner - Worcester, Massachusetts USA

05-29-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

The Royal Place - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

05-30-2012 Featuring Negura Bunget, Eclipse Eternal, The Way of Purity, Din Brad

Kobo Live - Columbus, Ohio USA



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- January 1st, 2012 -

- ETERNAL DECAY ONTARIO/QUEBEC TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED -

ETERNAL DECAY, Israel based Black Metal maniacs are touring North American soils in 2012, making their debut appearance in Canada. ARCHAIC NORTH ENTERTAINMENT will be presenting their Canadian dates with a few stops in Ontario and Quebec in February. Supporting the band will be BEFORE THE BLACK GATES. Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

02/14/2012 - Toronto, Ontario Canada @ The Devils Cellar

02/15/2012 - Hamilton, Ontario Canada @ The Doors Pub

02/16/2012 - Sudbury, Ontario Canada @ The Serbian Centre Hall

02/17/2012 - Montreal, Quebec Canada @ Club Saphir


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