METALIUM To Disband

German metallers METALIUM have announced plans to disband in 2011. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "All [members of METALIUM] are involved in many other activities (private as well as music-wise) and after nearly 13 years with 9 CDs and 2 DVDs, the chapters will come to an end in 2011. The bandmembers share a deep friendship underneath and want to say thanks to our longtime label Massacre Records and all fans and supporters around the world who kept the flame burning since the band's beginning in 1998."

METALIUM will play several farewell shows which will be profesionally recorded for a final live CD. The set, which will feature four or five new songs that the band will record at the of end of 2010, will also include rare photos and other bonus footage and will be released via Massacre in 2011.

The first part of METALIUM's farewell tour will include four dates in Spain at the end of October:

Oct. 21 - (ES) St. Maria, Mallorca - Factoria
Oct. 22 - (ES) Murcia - Sala Gamma
Oct. 23 - (ES) Burgos - Miranda, Burgos - La Fabrica
Oct. 24 - (ES) Donosti - Studio 21

METALIUM's latest album, "Grounded - Chapter VIII", was released in Germany in September 2009 via Massacre Records.

The band's previous CD, "Incubus - Chapter Seven", came out in February 2008.

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