DE PROFUNDIS To Open For IRON MAIDEN In India

London, U.K.-based progressive doom metal band DE PROFUNDIS has been confirmed for the Rock In India festival, set to take place Saturday, February 15 at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore, India.

The festival billing is as follows:

IRON MAIDEN
DE PROFUNDIS
LAUREN HARRIS
CYANIDE SERENITY
BRANDON ASHLEY & THE SILVER BUGS
PARIKRAMA
SYNAPS
PIN DROP VIOLENCE
KRYPTOS
CRI WINNER
VONAMOR BAND

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In other news, DE PROFUNDIS will enter the studio in June to record its second album. The band says, "This is later than we had originally hoped for, but it will mean that the final product will be not be rushed and we will be able to deliver a fully realized vision of our new compositions. This later start will also allow us to concentrate on the big shows that we will be doing until then (there's more in the pipeline!). More details to follow over the coming weeks."

DE PROFUNDIS last fall posted demo versions of two news tracks — "Ablaze In Autumn's Fire" and "Cease To Be" — on the band's MySpace page.

DE PROFUNDIS's debut album, "Beyond Redemption", was self-released on August 21, 2007. The CD was recorded and mixed by Steve Watkins at Warehouse Studios, Oxford and was mastered by Tim Turan, who has worked with such artists as OPETH, EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR and AT THE GATES.

While maintaining the traditional crushing and eternally despairing sound of doom metal, DE PROFUNDIS also has many genre-defying and unique touches to its sound, such as jazz-funk slap bass, black metal blast-beats and a fully stereo guitar attack with technical guitar solos. DE PROFUNDIS also boasts an original logo by none other than the black metal legend Christophe Szpajdel.

DE PROFUNDIS live in Greece - March 2008:

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