November 13, 2012
EXUMER have been confirmed to appear at the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago, IL, which is scheduled to take place from May 03 – 04, 2013 and also includes ONSLAUGHT, ELDRITCH, OZ, OMEN, MORBID SAINT, OCTOBER 31, SHOK PARIS and many more. Information and tickets can be found at www.ragnarokkrmetal.com and www.facebook.com/ragnarokkrmetal. This appearance will be part of EXUMER’s first full U.S. tour in the band’s 27 year long history, which will take place in April / May 2013. Dates and details will be announced as they are confirmed. EXUMER released their latest album, "Fire & Damnation", in April of this year. You can watch the video for the title track at www.metalblade.com/exumer.
German Black Metallers LUNAR AURORA have split-up. Here’s the band’s official statement: "Dear friends, it has always been clear that also LUNAR AURORA will end some day. And this autumn we felt that it is time to lay the band to rest. We came to that decision for various reasons, the two following may be the most significant. On one hand our imaginations of future musical projects are difficult to reconcile with LUNAR AURORA, on the other hand we feel that LUNAR AURORA is out of tune with these times. We have never been people that speechify, so we won’t make a big deal out of that, either. It have been 18 great years and for that we want to say a big "THANK YOU!" to the people who have been with us during those years. Especially the fans as well as the bands we played with or did projects with. Not to forget the magazines, distributors, concert promoters, without whom publicity would not have been possible. Our label partners Frank Stöver, Andreas Lacher and Tom Wahl we owe deep thankfulness for their energy and trust. With deep gratefulness we think of our bandmates Sindar, Nathaniel, Profanatitas, Biil, Skoarth and Bernhard Klepper for all they did for LUNAR AURORA with great dedication. Although there won’t be a new LUNAR AURORA album anymore, we will make sure that the long out of stock albums "…Of Stargates…", "Elixir Of Sorrow" and "A Haudiga Fluag" will be available through Cold Dimensions within the next 1-2 years. Until we meet again…"