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Australia’s Kunvuk has announced the first leg of the band’s “Become Monster” tour. The thirteen date tour will include locations throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Kunvuk comments:

“We are stoked to announce this string of dates which will officially kick off our touring plans for the ‘Consume Rapture’ record. The tour will take Kunvuk into a number of regions the band has not been to yet so we are excited to get out there and meet all you crazy fuckers.

“If you don’t see your town/city listed on the tour schedule do not freak. In the coming months we will announce tour plans for the rest of the states of Australia so drop us a line and check in to see if we are coming to your town.”

Kunvuk released second album “Consume Rapture” in June 2012. After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals,” Kunvuk retreated to the Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out the stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.

As previously announced, the band will be donating 50% of all profits from the tour to the Save The Tassie Devil Foundation, which works to help the endangered Tasmanian Devils.

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Australian’s Kunvuk has released the song “Teeth Swallower” for streaming and as a free download. Check out the track in the player below. The song comes off the band’s 2nd record “Consume Rapture,” which was released earlier this month. Kunvuk also commented:

“After touring nationally in support of debut album ‘Immute: Jackals,’ Kunvuk retreated to their Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out their stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. Recorded, engineered and mixed again by the band’s guitarist and singer David Hart ‘Consume Rapture’ represents a leap forward in intensity and chaos for the band’s sound.

“The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (DEATH, SWANS, MASTODON, CONVERGE, BARONESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, CLUTCH) in New Windsor, New York.”

As previously stated by Kunvuk they will be donating 50% of all profits from “Consume Rapture” to the the “Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.”

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Belphegor is currently working with Erik Rutan on a new album and follow-up to “Blood Magick Necromance” (reviewed here). As work on the album progresses, vocalist Helmuth recently conducted an interview with Metal Sucks to discuss his recent health issues. Excerpts from the interview follow.

Metal Sucks: How are you feeling?

Helmuth: Way better than a few months ago. I am recovering, slowly. It’s getting better each month.

Metal Sucks: I know you had to cancel some tour dates due to a lung infection back in the fall but what was the extent of your illness? What were you struggling with?

Helmuth: I had to cancel all shows and tours for the last nine months. It wasn’t a winning situation. Seriously, I never expected anything like this. Who does? It’s like a punch in the face. I got a typhus infection in Brazil. I guess it was from drinking water from the sink. What are you going to do when you wake up in the morning after hard drinking and have a raging hangover? Yes, I know, not very smart in the end. I was not vaccinated against typhus. The virus killed my lungs. As we toured Brazil, I didn’t know what was going on. I thought day by day it would get better. On the contrary, it got worse. Breathing was difficult. The last shows were tough, full of pain, vomiting and fever. But we played the last two shows with Morbid Angel. Hey, you can’t say “no, we’re cancelling.”

After eight shows in Brazil, we flew to Venezuela. I couldn’t lift my guitar case anymore, so that was the first time that I went to the hospital. I couldn’t play the show but Columbia was on the plan. I still thought, it will get better… sick, man. I was totally done, couldn’t do the last three shows in Columbia; sorry to all the people involved. I am a fighter, I never cancel shows as long as I can stand on my damn feet, but it was over. It was four days of pain and fever, lying in the bed in Bogota, followed by two damn international flights back to Austria. When we arrived I was totally done; it wasn’t possible to lift my hand luggage.

They put me in intensive care for ten days, to prepare for an operation. There was a lot of water in the heart, liver and legs – everywhere. I looked like a sumo wrestler. Besides my lungs, there was also heart damage. So I had an open heart and chest operation. I could fill a book, man.

Metal Sucks: How did you recover? Were you ever close to death?

Helmuth: Man, I fought five weeks to get my life back. Five weeks in the hospital – three times in intensive care, then six weeks rehab – step by step, I tried to get my life back. I have rock hard will and discipline, otherwise I wouldn’t be here anymore.

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Australian metal trio Kunvuk will be donating 50% of all profits from the band’s second album “Consume Rapture” to the “Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.” The band commented:

“Devil Facial Tumour Disease threatens the existence of this incredible animal and we are putting our money where our mouth is to help save this most metal of all creatures. We will be donating 50% of all profits from the ‘Consume Rapture’ album. So when you purchase a copy of our album, either digitally or physically, you’ll be putting a good chunk of that money towards not only supporting Australian music but one of our most beloved and iconic animals. For further information on the cause go to this location.”

Kunvuk is set to release the band’s second album “Consume Rapture” later this month. After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals,” Kunvuk retreated to Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out a stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.

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