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4th May 2015 - Rekuiem are pleased to announce their inclusion on a new compilation album entitled 'Great Lefty, Live Forever' in honour of the living legend and metal riff master Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. The double CD album which is released this week on the Tanzan record label features 20 brand new versions of Black Sabbath classics newly recorded by the many artistes who have contributed to the project. All profits are being donated to Tony Iommi's chosen charity which is Macmillan Cancer Support. Rekuiem's song of choice for the album is the all time Sabbath classic 'Paranoid' which the band have especially re-arranged, and it is rumoured that Ozzy and Sharon have already voiced their approval of the song's re-working. (See Home Page for more info).
26th Aug 2009 - Latest news - After performing 3 great UK shows recently, Rekuiem are now concentrating on finishing the recording of their new album 'Raise The Dead'. This should keep the band busy for the next couple of months but hopefully the guys will be able to squeeze in a few more gigs before the end of the year - keep your eyes peeled for info here! The last 3 gigs went extremely well with the band going down great at Route 44 in Birmingham and taking the 'Brit Rock Fest' in Dudley by storm a couple of nights later. The 3rd gig at the River rooms in Stourbridge also saw Rekuiem receive a rave reception. At all 3 gigs the band gave the crowd a taster of some of the new material from the forthcoming new record and the new songs have proved to be very popular with the fans. More info on the new album and forthcoming live shows will follow very shortly.
15TH JULY 2009. LATEST NEWS - AT LAST THE STUDIO RECORDING OF THE NEW REKUIEM ALBUM 'RAISE THE DEAD' IS UNDERWAY. PRE-PRODUCTION WHICH HAS TAKEN A LOT LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED IS FINALLY COMPLETE, THE NEW SONGS ARE SOUNDING GOOD AND EVERYONE IN THE BAND IS EXCITED TO BE MAKING THE NEW RECORD. STEVE SLATER COMMENTS 'IT'S TAKEN ME QUITE A LONG TIME TO GET THESE NEW SONGS TOGETHER, LONGER THAN I'D HAVE LIKED, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT THIS NEW RECORD IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS THE LAST AND IN TAKING THE TIME HOPEFULLY I'VE ACHEIVED SOMETHING THAT'S GONNA BE GOOD FOR THE LONG TERM FUTURE OF MY BAND'. REKUIEM ALSO HAVE THREE LIVE SHOWS COMING UP OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS: THEY APPEAR AT ROUTE 44, ACKOCKS GREEN, B'HAM, ON THU 23RD JULY, AT THE 'BRIT ROCK FEST' ALONGSIDE OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON & DEMON ON SAT 25TH JULY AT JB'S, DUDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS, http://www.britrock2009.com/ AND ALSO AT THE RIVER ROOMS, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS, ON SAT 15TH AUGUST.
MAY 28th 2008 - REKUIEM WILL PLAY 3 CONSECUTIVE SHOWS TO END JUNE 2008. THU 26th, ROCK CAFE 2000, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS WILL SEE REKUIEM PLAY A DOUBLE HEADLINE SHOW WITH LOCAL BAND ORIUS. FRI 27th SEES REKUIEM PLAY SHELDON MARQUEE (THE CHESTNUT), SHELDON HEATH RD, B'HAM, ALONG WITH HOSTILE WHO ARE ALSO APPEARING AT THIS YEARS DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL. FINALLY, SAT 28th JUNE WILL SEE REKUIEM APPEARING AT THE BRITISH ROCK AND METAL FESTIVAL 2008, JB'S, DUDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS. THIS ALL DAY EVENT STARTS AT 1PM AND AT £10 FOR 10 BANDS IS EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY. FOR MORE DETAILS SEE http://www.britishrockandmetalfestival.com/
MAR 21st 2008 - REKUIEM TO PLAY SUMMER ROCK FESTIVAL!!! SEE FRONT PAGE.
FEB 12th 2008 - NEW RECORD!!! SEE HOME PAGE FOR DETAILS.
LATEST NEWS - 19th NOV 2007 - REKUIEM GIGS GO DOWN A STORM! THE TWO REKUIEM SHOWS TO END 2007 WERE A GREAT SUCCESS. 14th NOVEMBER SAW REKUIEM TAKE TO THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE BRAND NEW LINE UP FEATURING CHITRAL 'CHITY' SOMAPALA (EX-FIREWIND) ON LEAD VOCALS. THE SHOW AT SHELDON MARQUEE, BIRMINGHAM, WENT WELL AND WAS A GREAT WARM UP FOR THE BIGGER SHOW TO FOLLOW ON FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER AT JB's, DUDLEY. HERE WE SAW REKUIEM AS SUPPORT ACT TO GOTTHARD AND WHAT A GREAT SHOW IT WAS. REKUIEM REALLY TOOK THE AUDIENCE BY STORM AND RECEIVED RAPTUROUS APPLAUSE THROUGHOUT THE GIG FROM THE GOTTHARD AUDIENCE. REKUIEM DEFINATELY LEFT THE FANS WANTING MORE AND LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING TO JB's NEXT YEAR WHEN MORE U.K. DATES ARE ANTICIPATED TO PROMOTE A BRAND NEW ALBUM. MORE TO FOLLOW SOON ON FUTURE SHOWS AND THE NEW ALBUM 'RAISE THE DEAD'.
ARCHIVE NEWS - 26th SEPT 2007 - REKUIEM ANNOUNCE THE FIRST OF THE PLANNED GIGS FOR NOV/DEC 2007. REKUIEM WILL SUPPORT 'GOTTHARD' AT JB's, DUDLEY, ENGLAND ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16th, 2007. DOORS OPEN 7p.m. WITH REKUIEM ON STAGE AROUND 7.30p.m. THIS SHOULD BE A GREAT GIG FOR REKUIEM AND A GREAT GIG TO ATTEND AS NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET TO SEE REKUIEM, BUT ALSO THE FANTASTIC HEADLINE BAND GOTTHARD WHO ARE A CLASS ACT AND A STADIUM ACT ACROSS MUCH OF CONTINENTAL EUROPE. ENQUIRIES TO JB's ON 01384 253597 - MENTION REKUIEM WHEN YOU CALL. MORE DATES FOR REKUIEM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SHORTLY SO STAY TUNED!
NEWS, 23rd JULY 2007 - AS MENTIONED ON THE HOME PAGE, REKUIEM NOW HAVE THE PROMISED NEW LINE UP IN PLACE AND ARE READY TO ROCK THE WORLD BIG TIME! PAUL RODGERS IS THE NEW STICKS MAN AND WHAT A PLAYER HE IS. PAUL COMES FROM THE OLD SCHOOL OF 'GROOVE' ROCK DRUMMERS AND IS A GREAT AQUISITION FOR THE FOUNDERS OF DOOM REKUIEM. ALSO JOINING THE REKUIEM RANKS IS NEIL 'LEADS' TAYLOR, BOY CAN HE ROCK THOSE KEYBOARDS AND BOY CAN HE CREATE SOME SERIOUS SOUNDS OF DOOM IN THE PROCESS. REKUIEM ARE NOW LOOKING AT GOING ON A MINI TOUR OF THE U.K. AROUND NOVEMBER/DECEMBER AND WILL ALSO BE WORKING ON THE NEW ALBUM TO BE ENTITLED 'RAISE THE DEAD' OVER THE COMING MONTHS. LIVE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
NEWS MARCH 15th 2007 - THE RELEASE OF THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION OF 'TIME WILL TELL' FEATURING AN EXTRA BONUS TRACK, AN ON STAGE TWO SONG DVD AND 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR PHOTO BOOKLET IS NOW SET FOR RELEASE LATE APRIL 2007. THE BAND WILL ALSO TOUR THE U.K. FROM SEP 2007 ONWARDS TO PROMOTE A BRAND NEW ALBUM TO BE ENTITLED 'RAISE THE DEAD' SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE SEP 2007. MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW VERY SOON!
NEWS - 25th JAN 2007 - AFTER A MEETING WITH OUR LABEL 'MAJESTIC ROCK' LAST WEEK, WE CAN NOW ANNOUNCE THAT THE RELEASE OF THE SECOND REKUIEM ALBUM PROVISIONALLY ENTITLED 'RAISE THE DEAD' IS NOW SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2007. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE PROGRESS OF RECORDING AND ALL THE INTERESTING DETAILS. IN THE MEANTIME, THE LABEL PLAN A RELAUNCH OF 'TIME WILL TELL' IN MARCH, THIS TIME WITH A SPECIAL BONUS TRACK, VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE BAND ON STAGE AND A SPECIAL EXTENDED BOOKLET WITH MORE PICS. MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY.
NEWS FLASH - 12th DEC 2006 - PRE-PRODUCTION WORK HAS STARTED ON A BRAND NEW REKUIEM ALBUM PROVISIONALLY TITLED 'RAISE THE DEAD'. THE RECORD IS PLANNED FOR RELEASE MID 2007 AND WILL FEATURE AROUND TWELVE BRAND NEW COMPOSITIONS OF THE HEAVIEST VARIETY, THAT IS ASSURED! THE BAND WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE THEIR MARK AS ONE OF THE MORE CLASSIC BRITISH METAL BANDS AND THIS RECORD WILL STRIVE TO DO JUST THAT; WE WON'T BE FOLLOWING THE LATEST 'TRENDS' AS SO MANY TRY TO DO, QUITE THE OPPOSITE, WE WILL BE TRYING TO CREATE OUR OWN NEW TREND IN CLASSIC BRITISH METAL FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW IN THE YEARS TO COME. WATCH THIS SPACE! THE BAND ALSO PLAN TO PLAY LIVE SHOWS FROM MID 2007 ONWARDS WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY INCLUDE A FEW HIGH PROFILE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES IN THE SUMMER/AUTUMN OF 2007. SOMETIME DURING THIS PERIOD REKUIEM ALSO HOPE TO SHOOT A LIVE DVD FOR FANS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO CATCH THE BAND LIVE. THE DVD WILL HOPEFULLY FEATURE MOST OF THE CLASSIC TRACKS FROM 'TIME WILL TELL' ALONG WITH SOME OF THE NEW SONGS FROM THE PLANNED NEW STUDIO ALBUM. ALSO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE LIMITED EDITION RELEASE OF 'TIME WILL TELL' ON VINYL AND REKUIEM DIGITAL DOWNLOADS! ALSO A NEW REKUIEM 'MY SPACE' SITE AND NEW FORUM/DISCUSSION SITE TO BE SET UP BY OUR FRIENDS IN ITALY. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS AS THEY COME IN!
NEWS - 21st SEPT 2006 - TENTATIVE PLANS ARE BEING PUT IN PLACE FOR A LIMITED EDITION VINYL RUN OF 'TIME WILL TELL' TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO REKUIEM FANS AND GENERAL COLLECTORS OF VINYL VIA THIS AND OTHER METAL/VINYL WEBSITES. THIS LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE WILL PROBABLY BE IN THE FORMAT OF A DOUBLE ALBUM POSSIBLY WITH FREE BOOKLET/POSTER ETC. THE DOUBLE ALBUM WILL ALSO HOPEFULLY FEATURE THE TRACK 'DEATH ROW' THUS FAR ONLY AVAILABLE AS A BONUS TRACK ON THE JAPANESE RELEASE. MORE TO FOLLOW-WATCH THIS SPACE!
NEWS - 7th SEPT 2006 - ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW HAS COME IN OVER THE PAST WEEK FROM 'POWERPLAY'! THE REVIEW TALKS ABOUT THE ALBUM AS A 'SOLID EFFORT THAT HARKS BACK'. IT GOES ON TO SAY THAT 'REKUIEM WERE PIONEERS OF BRITISH METAL, COMBINING SABBATH INSPIRED DOOM AND CRISP MELODIES'. THE REVIEW ALSO HIGHLIGHTS THE 'IMPRESSIVE POWER AND RANGE' OF VOCALIST PAUL PARRY! GREAT COMMENTS GUYS!!!
NEWS FLASH! - 29th AUGUST 2006. OUT THIS WEEK (THURSDAY 31st AUGUST) 'POWERPLAY' ROCK MAGAZINE FEATURES ANOTHER HIGH PROFILE REVIEW OF THE REKUIEM ALBUM 'TIME WILL TELL'. ''POWERPLAY' MAGAZINE WERE ONE OF THE FEW ROCK MAGS TO FEATURE THE REKUIEM PROMO EP OF 2002 SO IT'S NICE TO SEE THE MAG BACK FEATURING REKUIEM AGAIN NOW THE ALBUM IS IN THE SHOPS AROUND THE WORLD. NOW WITH 'POWERPLAY', 'KERRANG' AND 'CLASSIC ROCK' (SEE BELOW) ALL REVIEWING THE ALBUM IN THE SAME MONTH OF AUGUST, NOT TO MENTION THE MULTITUDE OF WEBSITE/WEBZINE REVIEWS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY APPEARING, LET'S HOPE THIS WILL ALL HELP TO GET PEOPLE TALKING AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT THE WORLDWIDE RELAUNCH OF THE N.W.O.B.H.M/CLASSIC ROCK CULT HEROES THAT ARE REKUIEM.
HOT NEWS! - 26th AUGUST 2006. OUT THIS WEEKEND 'CLASSIC ROCK' MAGAZINE FEATURES A REVIEW OF THE NEW ALBUM 'TIME WILL TELL' BY TOP ROCK JOURNALIST GEOFF BARTON. GEOFF WHO HAS WORKED IN THE PAST FOR 'SOUNDS' AND 'KERRANG' GIVES THE ALBUM A SEVEN OUT OF TEN AND STATES THAT THE ALBUM IS 'FULL OF HUGE SOUNDING TOTALLY TIMELESS BRITISH ROCK'! HE GOES ON TO STATE THAT 'THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF METAL FOR THE MASSES'! THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR THE NEW ALBUM AND WILL HOPEFULLY ALERT THE WIDER MAINSTREAM CLASSIC ROCK AUDIENCE TO THE SOUND THAT IS REKUIEM!
LATEST - 14th AUGUST 2006 - AFTER A FAIR '3K' REVIEW IN 'KERRANG' MAGAZINE (WHICH CONSIDERING 'KERRANG' IS NOT REALLY A CLASSIC ROCK/METAL MAG IS GREAT FOR REKUIEM) WE NOW LOOK FORWARD TO REVIEWS IN MAGAZINES SUCH AS 'CLASSIC ROCK' AND 'METAL HAMMER' OVER THE COMING WEEKS! ALSO CHECK OUT THE MULTITUDE OF WEBSITES/WEBZINES NOW FEATURING REVIEWS ON THE ALBUM: SIMPLY USE YOUR FAVOURITE SEARCH ENGINE TO SEARCH FOR 'REKUIEM' AND A HOST OF SITES WILL BE THERE FOR YOUR PERUSAL! IF YOU CAN READ JAPANESE YOU'LL HAVE EVEN MORE TO CHOOSE FROM!!!
LATEST NEWS - 23rd JULY 2006 - THE REKUIEM ALBUM 'TIME WILL TELL' IS REVIEWED THIS WEEK (EDITION DATES 22nd JULY) IN TOP ROCK MAGAZINE 'KERRANG'. THE REVIEW IS FAVOURABLE AND RECOMMENDS THE RECORD TO METAL AND CLASSIC ROCK FANS COMPARING REKUIEM TO EARLY IRON MAIDEN. CHECK IT OUT!!! THE RECORD IS ALSO ADVERTISED IN THIS MONTHS 'CLASSIC ROCK' MAGAZINE! WE CAN ALSO ANNOUNCE AS OF 24th JULY FULL U.K. AVAILABILITY OF THE ALBUM BOTH IN SMALLER RETAILERS AND BIG HIGH STREET STORES SUCH AS HMV AND WOOLWORTHS. THE ALBUM IS ALSO AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM THIS SITE (SEE MERCHANDISE PAGE) OR ON THE NET VIA 'AMAZON'!
WORLDWIDE PROMO - 10th JULY 2006 - The first U.K. advertising for the new album will be seen in August edition of 'Classic Rock' magazine which also retails Worldwide. An album review in Classic Rock is anticipated in the September issue. Five early reviews are also available from this website, see Navbar! Worldwide promo for the new album 'Time Will Tell' is now well underway with press packs having been sent to all major Rock mags and some radio stations across Europe. You should all begin to see band interviews/album reviews/album advertising in the best Rock mags over the coming months. The band also aim to promo across U.S.A. and continue to press into Japan/Asia where the record has been available for some four months now and continues to sell well (See below).
REKUIEM - The new album 'Time Will Tell' continues to sell very well in Japan where it is widely available throughout all major Japanese outlets. The Japanese fan base is exceptionally strong, they really love British metal. The band hope to appear live in Japan at the planned MWOBHM festival to be held in Kawasaki, close to Tokyo, end of 2006. We'll keep you posted! Any rock and metal fans across Europe and USA having difficulty locating copies of the new album should e-mail our record label who will be able to help. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
REKUIEM (formerly 'Requiem') HOT NEWS-24th APRIL 2006. REKUIEM HIT JAPAN ALBUM CHART/RELEASE DATE FOR EUROPE & USA
NEWS JUST IN- The Rekuiem album 'Time Will Tell' has gone straight in to the BURNN album chart in JAPAN at number 44. The album was released in Japan on Jan 27th, 2006, and has made a definate impact on the Burnn album chart, especially when considering the wealth of heavyweight releases that have come out in Japan over the last six weeks. We all look forward to the records release throughout the rest of the World, now re-scheduled, see below.
NOW OFFICIAL! The brand new Rekuiem album entitled 'TIME WILL TELL' will be available around the World from 24th April 2006. The album as we speak is currently available in shops in Japan and anybody fortunate enough to find the record on Japanese import will benefit from a bonus track entitled 'Death Row'. For the rest of you, when 24th April arrives, you'll be able to order from any music store, catalogue order number MAJCD073.
The band have also shot videos for two tracks from the album and these will be made available in high quality format to Rekuiem fans in the near future. Some early copies of the album will be sold complete with a free copy of the dvd featuring both videos, but these will be available purely on a first come, first served basis. Video streaming is now in place from this site, obviously with streaming, picture quality is a problem, but we're sure you'll get an idea of what the videos are like and what Rekuiem are gonna be like LIVE!
The band have signed to Majestic and plan later in the year to play a few select festivals across Europe and hopefully make a debut appearance in the U.S.A. to promote the release. The band received a great deal of interest from a number of labels but chose to do business with Majestic as they will ensure that the album will be made available to fans of British Metal around the world. Edited MP3 samples of all 10 tracks from the European release are now available from the album page on this website.
The theme of the album is set in the typical Rekuiem doom genre of Metal with song titles such as 'The Black Death', 'Sinners', 'Time Will Tell', and 'Werewolf'. The album title is taken from track 4, 'Time Will Tell' which tells the story of a servant set way back in the days when ancient civilisations based around the river Nile in Africa ran the empires of their day. The servants Pharaoh has passed on to the afterlife and it is this civilisations belief that all servants of the great Pharaoh should sacrifice their lives so that they can serve their King in the next life. An interesting topic! The album also features newly recorded versions of the classic tracks from the original 7'' single issued in 1980. 'Angel of Sin' and 'Sacrificial Wanderer' have retained their power and elegance but gained a modern slick production bringing them well and truly into the 21st century. The vocal performance from new singer Paul Parry (formerly with Tredegar) is simply astounding.
We have had numerous requests from Rekuiem fans and collectors of N.W.O.B.H.M. classics regarding any unreleased original Rekuiem recordings and if they will be made available. The band do have some studio material from the days with Mike Reid and his later replacement Steve Mills (formerly with Trespass) and we are considering releasing these for fans and collectors on vinyl and cd via the website later in the year.
We are also now making available a limited edition run of REKUIEM/TIME WILL TELL T-shirts. See new merchandise page for more details.
Karl Wilcox, Rekuiem drummer and also resident sticks man with the legendary Diamond Head (they toured across Europe last year as support act to Megadeth) returns from the States to be involved in some early promotion work for the new album and also to play a few shows with DH. Check the DH website for dates. (Available from our links page).