Ladies and gents,
It was ten years ago to the day that we played our first gig together
with Siegfried on keys. Up till then, he had been our webmaster, but
we needed a keyboard player for the (then) new musical direction. We
knew he had experience playing the piano, so we asked him to join the
band, as a full member.
To us, this marks not only the anniversary of Sigi's first gig, but
also the birth of what Lemuria is today.
To mark this special occasion, a brand new site was launched earlier
today. The boys at Blacklake have done an excellent job (as usual).
And it doesn't stop there: we can formally announce we are working
hard on the follow-up to our 2010 album 'Chanson de la Croisade'. 4
songs are on the verge of completion, riffs and orchestration are being
conjured up, reviewed and sorted into two categories: epic and even
more epic. You have been warned!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for important updates and,
of course Twitter (@lemuriascrypt) for real time updates, conversation
and general silliness.
Lemuria came, saw, played and won the 2012 Graspop Metal Meeting Talent
Quest. Thank you to all that voted for us and thank you to all that
Ha! A few weeks ago we realized something, which we are now going to
share with you (procrastinators unite!):
It is exactly 10 years ago that we were in Cavern Studios in Antwerp
recording our first real demo The Vault of the Witness. This was even
before Siegfried joined our ranks.
Yes sir, two days of recording, mixing AND mastering (O_o) with a 500
euro budget (can't recall if that included printing the cd's and booklets)
and The Vault was born.
We only printed 200 copies, we sold those out years ago, but in case
you desperately want to know what it sounded like (emphasis on desperate),
we've uploaded the first track
here (as in 'click here'). _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Lemuria is expanding! (Well, sort of) We are happy to announce that
our drummer Vincent and his girlfriend are expecting a little Lemur.
Steve from Leuven based prog metallers coRPus and his drumkit will be
reinforcing our ranks for the upcoming gigs while Vince is busy changing
diapers and losing sleep (har har). We wish them all the best!
After a considerably lengthy and arduous deliberation, we have finally
decided who will fill the gap left by Jan upon his departure and become
Lemuria’s second guitar player:
Say hello to mr. Christophe Vandeghinste. Apart from his legendary good
looks, he is also known for being the rhythm guitar player of Necromantic
metallers Herfst and his previous work in such bands as Aegrimonia and
Excess of Cruelty. We would like to welcome him with open arms and are
very pleased to have another experienced musician in our ranks. Cheers!
Ladies and gents, it's that time again: We're sad to announce the departure
of our lead guitar player Jan Bergmans. Just as with our former guitarist
Roman Samonin, a busy schedule and a differing allocation of priorities
has lead Jan to take his leave from our ranks. We wish him nothing but
the best of luck in his future endeavours and prosperity in both his
musical career and everything else. We thank him for standing by us
since our rebirth in 2008 and, of course, contributing to and recording
our latest album, Chanson de la Croisade. His last show with Lemuria
will be in Middelburg (NL) on Friday, the 30th of September, so be there!
Jan, we salute you and although we may have lost an excellent guitar
player, we have definitely gained a friend. Cheers!
However, as one door closes, another one opens. Because of this develpment,
we find ourselves once again on a quest for a new string wizard. We
are currently looking for an extremely tight rhythm guitar player,
but if you are able to handle leads and solo's, it will also be very
duly noted. We need someone with certain creative capabilities, preferably
to be added to the existing think tank behind Lemuria. Being able to
sing (clean or harsh parts), read tabs
and/or sheet music and/or have a background in music education is a
tipping-the-scales-in-your-favour advantage, but not absolutely necessary.
Obviously you need your own equipment, own transportation
is a plus. Band and live experience is a must, so sorry,
no beginners. Weekly rehearsals in the Antwerp region.
Interested or know anyone who is and wants to play our kind of music?
Get in touch with us through our Facebook
page (and like us, if you haven't already done so) or our communal
We've added a new range of CdlC + Tales discount packages to our webshop!
The full package contains:
-the Digipack edition of Chanson de la Croisade
-the CdlC T-shirt
-a 12x12cm sticker with the cover artwork of Tales, Ale & Fire.
-a digital download of our 2004 album Tales, Ale & Fire at cdbaby.com
Our first CD 'Tales, Ale & Fire' is now available
as digital download at CDbaby.com. Click
here to download the album now.
iTunes and Amazon will follow soon. A special combo package with ''Chanson
de la Croisade'' and a ''Tales'' download sticker will be available
from the web shop soon.
Lemuria will play at the special Paddemonium benefit show at Den Egelantier
on August 27th. Check the Gigs page for more
'Chanson de la Croisade' is now available on Reverbnation. Click the
Reverbnation icon to find out more.
Tshirt / CD combo packages are now available at our online store.
Charles Webster Leadbeater publishes The
Lost Lemuria, in which he included a map of the continent of Lemuria
as stretching from the east coast of Africa across the Indian and the