NOCTURNAL RITES To Support GAMMA RAY On European Tour

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES will be supporting GAMMA RAY on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 27 - Pilzen, CZR @ KD-Club Seoikova
Sep. 29 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Hall
Sep. 30 - Zlin, CZR @ Golem
Oct. 01 - Zvolen, SLO @ City Sports Hall Website
Oct. 03 - Milano, ITA @ Rolling Stone
Oct. 04 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
Oct. 05 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbordeur
Oct. 07 - Bergara, SPA @ San Sebastian
Oct. 08 - Madrid, SPA @ La Riviera
Oct. 09 - Porto, POR @ Club Hard
Oct. 11 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 1
Oct. 12 - Zaragoza, SPA @ TBA
Oct. 14 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle
Oct. 15 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle
Oct. 16 - Bonn, GER @ Brückenforum
Oct. 17 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmartre
Oct. 19 - Oberhausen, GER @ T-Club Turbinenhalle
Oct. 20 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Oct. 21 - Osnabrück, GER @ Hydepark
Oct. 22 - Kaufbeuren, GER @ All- Karthalle

As previously reported, NOCTURNAL RITES have set "Grand Illusion" as the title of their new album, due in Europe on September 19 via Century Media Records.

The follow-up to 2004's "New World Messiah" was recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studioin Umeå, Sweden and features guest appearances by Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Henrik Danhage (EVERGREY), Kristoffer W. Olivius (NAGLFAR) and Swedish cross-country skiing world champion, Per Elofsson.

"Grand Illusion" will include a bonus DVD featuring three videos from "New World Messiah", the brand-new "Fools Never Die" video, a "Making of Grand Illusion" segment and extra footage from the "Demons of the Opera" show.

"Grand Illusion" track listing:

01. Fools Never Die (3:54)
02. Never Trust (4:43)
03. Still Alive (4:02)
04. Something Undefined (4:08)
05. Our Wasted Days ((5:17)
06. Cuts Like A Knife (5:10)
07. End of Our Rope (5:26)
08. Never Ending (4:29)
09. One by One (4:23)
10. Deliverance (5:00)

NOCTURNAL RITES will support NIGHTWISH on their Swedish tour in September. The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Sep. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Lisebergshallen
Sep. 11 - Umeå, SWE @ SkyArena

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