BYZANTINE: Rare Full Bootleg Concert Posted Online

June 1, 2008

Now-defunct West Virginia forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE have posted a rare full bootleg concert of the band recorded on June 7, 2005 in Richmond, Virginia. The group was on the road in support of its second full-length CD, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", and was captured before a small crowd while opening for BURIED INSIDE and EYEHATEGOD. This was BYZANTINE's first U.S. tour with Michael "Skip" Cromer on bass.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Stoning Judas (half of song without lights)
02. Slipping On Noise
03. Five Faces of Madness
04. Taking Up Serpents
05. Justicia
06. Hatfield

One of the clips can be viewed below.

BYZANTINE's latest album, "Oblivion Beckons", was released in January 2008 through Prosthetic. The CD was the follow-up to 2005's "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", which led to touring throughout the United States and Canada, including an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in 2006.

The band's first-ever DVD, "Salvation", came out last year, featuring a live performance, exclusive bootlegs, an uncut video for the track "Jeremiad" and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

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