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Atmospheric Black Metallers FEN are set to reissue their 2009 debut album “The Malediction Fields” as a limited edition vinyl pressing on Germany’s Eisenwald Productions.  The album, which was first released on CD by Code666, has been re-mastered by frontman The Watcher, and features two exclusive bonus tracks and new artwork and layout by bassist Grungyn.  “The Malediction Fields” will appear as a gatefold double LP, strictly limited to 500 copies, of which 300 will be on classic black vinyl and 200 on copper-coloured vinyl.  Release date is expected to be late April, to coincide with the band’s upcoming European tour supporting AGALLOCH.

Drawing their inspiration from the desolate Fen region in England, The Watcher (guitars and vocals) and Grungyn (bass and vocals), formed FEN in 2006, and today’s lineup includes Derwydd on drums.  The band’s sound has been variously described as post-black metal, shoegaze and progressive, but however you choose to label it, the music of Fen manages to meld the cold rage of Black Metal with introspection and reflection to create a distinctive, other-worldly atmosphere.   “Dustwalker” the band’s third full-length album was released in January on Code666, with whom the band recently signed a deal for a further three albums.

FEN are set to appear at the Depressive Fest in Moscow on the 13th April and the Phantoms on Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic in October. They hit the road for the “Lucifer Over Europe” tour with AGALLOCH in late April.   Routing for the tour, which takes in a total of 16 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, as follows:

21.04.2013 DE – Berlin / K17
22.04.2013 BE – Aalter / Kadans
23.04.2013 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
24.04.2013 ES – Bilbao / Sala Rockstar
25.04.2013 PO – Barroselas / SWR-Fest
26.04.2013 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona / Sala Apolo 2
28.04.2013 FR – Luynes / Le Korigan
30.04.2013 DE – Stuttgart / Club Zentral  SOLD OUT
01.05.2013 DE – Leipzig / Moritzbastei
02.05.2013 PL – Wroclaw / Asymmetry-Fest (AGALLOCH only)
03.05.2013 LT – Vilnius / New York Club
04.05.2013 EE – Tallinn / Tapper
05.05.2013 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.05.2013 FI – Helsinki / Korjaamo
07.05.2013 FI – Oulu / Nuclear Nightclub
08.05.2013 SW – Umea / Scharinska Villan
09.05.2013 NO – Trondheim / Familien
10.05.2013 NO – Oslo / Parkteatret
11.05.2013 SW – Göteborg / Sticky Fingers
12.05.2013 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen  SOLD OUT
13.05.2013 DE – Köln / Werkstatt
14.05.2013 DE – München / Backstage
15.05.2013 SL – Nova Gorica / Mostovna
16.05.2013 IT – Roma / Traffic Club
17.05.2013 IT – Travagliato / Circolo Colony
18.05.2013 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
19.05.2013 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FEN
Website:  www.fenband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com

Progressive/Atmospheric Black Metallers FEN have been confirmed to support the USA’s AGALLOCH on a 28 date European Tour during April and May of this year. Commenting on the addition of FEN to the lineup AGALLOCH had this to say: “We are proud to announce that joining us on our upcoming European tour will be our long time friends FEN (UK). We’ve played with FEN numerous times already in the UK, Belgium, and the US and are very pleased they’ll be with us for this extensive European tour…We are confident that our European fans will be blown away by the band’s fierce live show and their genuine and emotionally powerful music”.  FEN, who will be the only support on the tour, will be promoting their newly released album “Dustwalker”.  AGALLOCH will play a set of around 2 hours which will include a performance of their new EP “Faustian Echoes” in full for the first time in Europe.

Routing for “Lucifer Over Europe” tour, which includes 16 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia is as follows:

21.04.2013 DE – Berlin / K17
22.04.2013 BE – Aalter / Kadans
23.04.2013 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
24.04.2013 ES – Bilbao / Sala Rockstar
25.04.2013 PO – Barroselas / SWR-Fest
26.04.2013 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona / Sala Apolo 2
28.04.2013 FR – Luynes / Le Korigan
30.04.2013 DE – Stuttgart / Club Zentral SOLD OUT
01.05.2013 DE – Leipzig / Moritzbastei
02.05.2013 PL – Wroclaw / Asymmetry-Fest (AGALLOCH only)
03.05.2013 LT – Vilnius / New York Club
04.05.2013 EE – Tallinn / Tapper
05.05.2013 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.05.2013 FI – Helsinki / Korjaamo
07.05.2013 FI – Oulu / Nuclear Nightclub
08.05.2013 SW – Umea / Scharinska Villan
09.05.2013 NO – Trondheim / Familien
10.05.2013 NO – Oslo / Parkteatret
11.05.2013 SW – Göteborg / Sticky Fingers
12.05.2013 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen
13.05.2013 DE – Köln / Werkstatt
14.05.2013 DE – München / Backstage
15.05.2013 SL – Nova Gorica / Mostovna
16.05.2013 IT – Roma / Traffic Club
17.05.2013 IT – Travagliato / Circolo Colony
18.05.2013 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
19.05.2013 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak

“Dustwalker”, which is FEN’s third full-length album, was released this month on the Code666 label to almost universal critical acclaim from both critics and fans.  FEN’s style of Black Metal has been variously described as “progressive”, “atmospheric”, “post-rock” and “shoegaze”.  But however you choose to describe it, the sound created by the trio of The Watcher (guitars and vocals), Grungyn (bass and vocals) and Derwydd (drums) is hauntingly and unmistakeably FEN. It is a sound and an atmosphere that is uniquely influenced by the desolate, windswept region of England known as the Fens and conjures up feelings of isolation, abandonment, loss and yearning.

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FEN
Website:  www.fenband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com
AGALLOCH
www.agalloch.org
www.facebook.com/AgallochOfficial