German dark/symphonic gothic metal band ATARGATIS has been confirmed as the support act for CREMATORY on the "Pray over Europe Tour" 2008. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 28 - D - Bad Salzungen, KW70
Mar. 29 - D - Osnabrück, N8
Apr. 30 - D - Wuppertal, LCB
May 01 - D - Gießen, MUK Gießen
May 02 - D - Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei
May 03 - D - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
May 09 - D - Bremen, Tivoli
May 10 - D - Hannover, Musikzentrum
May 11 - D - Berlin, Kato
May 21 - D - Heidelberg, Schwimmbad Club
May 22 - D - München, Metropolis
May 23 - A - Wien, Arena
May 24 - A - Linz, Posthof
ATARGATIS recently announced the addition of guitarist Maximilian Schulz to the group's ranks. Schulz joins the band as the replacement for Ernst "Azmo" Wurdak, who left ATARGATIS at the end of last year in order to return, in his words, to "no-compromise underground music."
ATARGATIS' latest CD, "Nova", features a guest appearance by Matthias Hechler (Matze) from the German gothic metal heroes CREMATORY.
Released on November 16 via Massacre Records, the CD was recorded and produced at the Helion Studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany. The complete layout and design was created by Katja Piolka (PRIMAL FEAR, RAGE, LEAVES' EYES, DESTRUCTION). In addition to the cover design, the band worked with Katja Piolka on their newest promo pictures.
"Nova" contains ten songs, including a cover of ARMY OF LOVERS' "Crucified". The CD is also available in digipack format (including two exclusive bonus tracks).