Cary, NC, September 11, 2008– As part of its ongoing marketing efforts to support the upcoming Action RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, cdv Software Entertainment USA, in cooperation with Nuclear Blast Records and Relapse Records, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the "Death by Decibels" heavy metal music tour. The tour will showcase renowned Nuclear Blast artists including KATAKLYSM, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN, along with Relapse artist DYING FETUS.
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"As publisher of the upcoming Action RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, we are delighted to spotlight these great bands that share a North American record label with BLIND GUARDIAN," stated Mario Kroll, Marketing and PR Director for cdv Software Entertainment USA. "Having BLIND GUARDIAN perform a veryspecial song in-game, and having enjoyed the tremendous support from Nuclear Blast records, this is a great opportunity to give back to heavy metal fans that we're certain will enjoy not only the great music from the four bands on the Death by Decibels Tour 2008, but also Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3."
Maurizio Lacono of KATAKLYSM commented:“Today is a good day for the KATAKLYSM camp! We just received confirmation that leading video game publisher cdv USA, has decided to sponsor KATAKLYSM's upcoming tour with the promotion of its new game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel! We’re stoked as hell with this news and our bus will now be a rolling billboard. We’re proud to have been chosen and this is a great tour with great bands (Switzerland’s ELUVEITIE and Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN) that also happen to be great friends. Come support an AUTHENTIC metal package for a change - or die!"
Planned venues and performance dates are as follows:
09/26/08 The Pearl Room– Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo’s Concert Theatre– Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody’s Concert Club– Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy– New York, NY
09/30/08 Sonar– Baltimore, MD
10/01/08 The Palladium– Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx– W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08 The Masquerade– Atlanta, GA
10/04/08 Ground Zero– Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08 Volume 11– Raleigh, NC
10/07/08 Meridian– Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit– San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater– Dallas, TX
10/10/08 Club 101– El Paso, TX
10/11/08 Soma– San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club– Hollywood, CA
10/14/08 The Metro– Oakland, CA
10/15/08 Hawthorne Theater– Portland, OR
10/16/08 Studio Seven– Seattle, WA
10/18/08 Black Sheep– Colorado Springs, CO (+ Arsis)
10/19/08 Marquis Theatre– Denver, CO (+ Arsis)
10/23/08 The Opera House– Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/24/08 Le Medley– Montreal, QC– CANADA
10/25/08 L’Imperial– Quebec City, QC– CANADA
For more information about the "Death by Decibels" tours and the bands taking part, please visit the official Nuclear Blast site at http://www.nuclearblastusa.com. For more information about S acred 2: Fallen Angel, which is set for release on PC and next-generation consoles this fall, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.
About cdv Software Entertainment USA
cdv Software Entertainment USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of cdv Software Entertainment AG, is a leading publisher of third-party video games and interactive entertainment with offices in New Jersey and headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. cdv Software Entertainment USA has published critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles including Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One, WarFront: Turning Point and the acclaimed Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. The company will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.
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For additional information, please contact:
Nuclear Blast Records
Publicity&Video Promotions, Nuclear Blast Records
ph. 323.418.1400, ext. 139
cdv Software Entertainment USA
cdv Software Entertainment USA
Calico Media Communications