Sweden's AMARAN will be teaming up with AFTER FOREVER, DARK MOOR and NIGHTMARE for a European tour in January.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 16 – Brussels, BEL @ Ten Wyngaert
Jan. 17 – Eloyes, FRA @ Espace Culturel
Jan. 18 – Marseille, FRA @ Jas Rod
Jan. 19 – Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto
Jan. 20 – Granada, SPA @ Sala El Tren
Jan. 21 – Madrid, SPA @ Caracol
Jan. 22 – Irun, SPA @ Sala Tunk
Jan. 23 – Limoges, FRA @ Cc John Lennon
Jan. 24 – Macon, FRA @ Cave À Musiques
Jan. 25 - Clermont-Ferrand, FRA @ Coop De Mai
Jan. 26 – Paris, FRA @ La Loco
Jan. 28 – Toulouse, FRA @ Havana Café
Jan. 29 – Lille, FRA @ Mjc De St André Lez Lille
Jan. 30 – Rouen, FRA @ Le Kalif
Jan. 31 – Annemasse, FRA @ Le Brise-Glace
As previously reported, AMARAN's sophomore effort, "Pristine In Bondage" (view cover here), is due on December 23 in Japan and January 2004 in the rest of the world through Listenable Records. The first pressing — for the rest of the world — will be a slipcase edition with one bonus track — for a total of 11 tracks — and the Japanese version will be a 13-tracker with two additional bonus tracks. Download an MP3 of the song "Inflict" at this location.
The follow-up to "A World Depraved" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and is the group's first since the departure of bassist Mikael Andersson (he has since been replaced by JULIE LAUGHS NO MORE drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl).
AMARAN will play their first gigs outside Sweden in late November when they embark on a three-date Dutch tour with progressive metallers SUN CAGED.
Tentative dates are as follows:
Nov. 21 – Goudvishal – Arnhem, NETH
Nov. 22 - TBA
Nov. 23 – 013 – Tilburg, NETH