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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WOODS OF YPRES signs to EARACHE Records!

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After 8 long years of pushing forward, recording five albums and going on multiple tours as an independent band, we are very proud to announce that we have finally signed WOODS OF YPRES to Earache Records. To address the rumours (some that we ran with and some that we started ourselves), WOODS OF YPRES never actually broke up/disbanded/quit/ended, at all. I'll explain. We just released the massive W4: The GREEN Album last year (not even a year ago yet!) in late 2009, toured North America this past summer and then in August, we recorded our fifth album, Woods 5: "You Were the Light". We've always been gluttons for pain and punishment in this band, and we've put ourselves through some hellishly busy years while keeping this band alive (not even considering all the side projects the guys and I have done during the same time!), and being the black and 'true doom' artists that we are, we simply couldn't resist the urge to take advantage of the opportunity to experiment with the drama and reaction to the news that we finally, unexpectedly and mysteriously decided to give up after all this time, after all that momentum, after coming this far. Putting an end to WOODS OF YPRES, after all it's been through, would be the saddest and most unfair thing we could ever do to this band and our supporters. Also, I think it was important for us, the band, to imagine and realize how it would feel, if it were true, if we did decide to finally call it quits when things were just starting to happen. Offering the news of our demise was also the most satisfying false sense of temporary satisfaction we could possibly give to our many haters who've been hoping that we'd finally quit for years, of whose lost spirits we can now continue to crush with the announcement of our signing to the mighty Earache Records! So, WOODS OF YPRES never broke up, and we are in fact, finally, stronger than ever. However, at the end of August of this year, I did move to Kuwait for work. I am here now, in the desert, working. When I come home (maybe sooner than expected), we will finally have the opportunity for a fresh start in which to start a new era of the band and redefine the WOODS OF YPRES sound! W5 is the end of our "indy" career and also the start of our "pro" career with Earache. The opportunity to write and record W6 in collaboration with Earache is the most exciting opportunity this band has ever had and I can already say that it will be our finest work. In the meantime, we intend to tour, hard, everywhere! Contact your local promoters and tell them to bring us to town! This band will never quit, now. All the best is still yet to come. On behalf of the band, Evan, Shane and Joel, thank you for all your kind wishes of congratulations now, and especially for all your support and encouragement throughout these last eight years!

More news soon!

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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fuck Yeah !

You just made my day !

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Old October 18th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, pretty amazing.

And can't wait for Woods 5!

Congrats, David.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great news for sure - what then does this mean for the future of the band?
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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nice work, lads
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Old October 18th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats! Go figure eh Woods of Ypres is done and they sign with a reputable label! Or maybe Gold was just fucking with us this entire time!??!?! Either way I am stoked on this! Congrats again to Gold and the boys!

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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i am so stoked to hear this!!!
congratulations D.G. and woods of ypres!
dying for woods 5!!
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congratulations !!!

So David... This is not the end !?

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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Congratulations David, I can't wait for Woods 5.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Congrats!!!!!!! \w/
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome news! Congratulations on the signing guys. Come to the UK (specifically Northern Ireland)!!!
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Old October 19th, 2010, 05:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hoe Lee Shit.

Congrats Dave and crew! Ecstatic to see this practically guarantees more Woods, and David's return from the cave in K'Weight.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Great news.

This saved my day. Although my day is totally fucked up!
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Old October 19th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm very happy about the signing and continuation of WoY, but I am really pissed off about the glamour.

David was never The Boy Who Cried Wolf before. Why start now?
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Old October 19th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I need to go back in time and tell my past self to not freak out.

Congrats though David, I hope to see you in Ottawa again (and maybe one of my bands will finally get an opening slot haha) STOKED FOR THE FUTURE!
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Old October 19th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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very satisfying, yes
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Holy fuck. Congratulations! Shitting my pants atm.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Great news! Cheers, Dave!
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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definately glad to hear that woods isnt going away.

ill definitely have to try to get woods booked locally, when you guys decide to tour again.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I honestly had doubts in my heart about the breakup... it just didn't seem to fit witht the "Thrill of the Struggle", no? Truth be told, when I found out you were in Kuwait, I really thought that there'd be a good chance you'd head home and get things going again.

I almost want to cry tears of metal. I've been supporting this band for many a year now and to see a kickass label properly supporting this kickass band... IS JUST FUCKING KICKASS. You deserve every ounce of this DG. Come home soon!
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Dunno what to think about the deception. Glad I didn't write a love letter about the demise only to find out it was just a rook.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You don't know what have until...

The old band couldn't continue the way it was...but now we can. In some ways, the old band did finally end this summer, but now we have a chance to continue as well as start again. It seems the mysterious choices we've made are sometimes unpopular with at least few people, but I hope that most consider that as a long suffering indy band, we have to find ways to make things happen, especially when we self release an album such as W4: The GREEN album and get almost completely ignored by the metal press.

The whole thing is far more fucked up than anyone else will ever know. I just can't be bothered to sweat the details anymore, so... lay off the grief. I am in Kuwait, etc... Just be happy it isn't you. I'm simply relieved that something good has come of a journey so bad. All is well that ends well. The whole thing has just started to feel somehow justified. Long roads ahead yet... But maybe some welcome ones, far in the distance, on the other side of that ocean...

Thanks for all the love!

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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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"EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Canadian cult metal act, WOODS OF YPRES. Formed in 2002, they've earned critical acclaim for their ever-evolving, envelope-pushing mix of blackened doom metal. Most often compared to bands such as AGALLOCH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, WOODS OF YPRES toe a thin line between the catchy, the artistic and the extreme to create an unmistakable signature sound."
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‎"Woods 5: "You Were the Light" and reissues of their entire catalogue will be out on EARACHE RECORDS in 2011."
How's that?

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