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Barry Feeney to leave Ouroboros

It is with sadness that we are announcing the departure of guitarist Barry Feeney from Ouroboros. Barry has decided to move back to Canberra to focus on his other band Psynonemous along with other musical projects.

"The Decision did not come easy for any of us but I feel it’s the best one for myself and OUROBOROS"- Barry Feeney.

Barry has dedicated the last couple of months completely to Ouroboros, and we are so grateful for everything he has bought to the band.

We wish Barry and Psynonemous success in all of their endeavors, and we would be honored to tour with them in the coming years.

Ouroboros will continue to play all shows currently booked as a four piece, which includes playing alongside The Amenta and Ruins in July.

Smash on Baz!

Ouroboros receive funding from the Australian Council of the Arts

Ouroboros has just received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts to write and produce a full-length follow-up to Glorification of a Myth. “All the members of Ouroboros feel greatly honoured for this privilege. The Australia Council funding is enabling us to spend our time and energy creating the best music we possibly can. We have already commenced working on new material, and I can confidently say that this is shaping up to be by far our best work to date. I’d like to extend an extremely warm ‘thank you’ to the Music Board at the Australia Council for their daring and generous support.” – David Horgan The Ouroboros team is pushing for a 2013 release date. More updates will follow in the coming months.

"Sanctuary" film clip released

The members of Ouroboros are immensely excited to unveil the film clip for “Sanctuary”, a song from their debut album Glorification of a Myth. The “Sanctuary“ video was directed and edited by Paul Shedlowich of Plint Productions in Sydney and was inspired by Colin Marks’ Glorification of a Myth album artwork and the ancient Greek myth of Chronos devouring his children.

Watch the video on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7g9Hga2AWI

"Our aim was to create a world-class video that represented themes present in “Sanctuary” as well as the Glorification of a Myth album as a whole. This pushed us to use some risky—but ultimately effective—guerilla filmmaking tactics which took us to challenging locations amid torrential weather. Shedlowich did an incredible job of handling both the creative and administrative aspects of the production and pulled together an astoundingly talented and hard-working team of camera operators, actors, photographers, makeup artists and behind-the-scenes people to make his vision a reality. The whole Ouroboros team is thrilled with the result and we can’t wait to share it with our fans." – David Horgan

Ouroboros Update

Ouroboros would like to extend thanks and appreciation for all of the support and well wishes received over the past couple of months. Having recently completed his chemotherapy Michael Conti has made a speedy recovery and is looking forward to playing live in the coming months, while continuing to write and record new Material. “I would like to send a big thank you to the fans, family and friends for their overwhelming support. It has been the driving factor in helping me over the line. This support has highly motivated me for the things to come and I'm looking forward to giving something back!” - Conti

The band is also extremely excited to announce that “Glorification of a Myth” will be distibuted in Asia through MourningSound Records. The Album will be released in Asia in April/May 2012 with future tours to follow.

And finally, Ouroboros have been busy shooting the first official film clip from “Glorification of a Myth”. The clip will be completed soon and a trailer for the video will be released in the coming days.

Ouroboros forced to cancel Sonic Forge Festival + ABSU shows

Unfortunately Ouroboros' bass player Michael Conti has just had emergency surgery to remove a tumor. The operation was successful however Conti will now need to undergo a precautionary course of chemotherapy.

These unforeseen circumstances have forced us to cancel our scheduled performance at Sonic Forge festival this coming weekend and the Absu shows in January. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their understanding and support.

Conti is expected to make a full recovery, and we wish him all the best for the coming weeks.

Ouroboros will continue to prepare for the new album and will be back on the live circuit in 2012

Mikhail Okrugin departs Ouroboros

It is with great sadness that we announce guitarist Mikhail Okrugin's departure from Ouroboros. Since joining the band in 2005, Mikhail has been an exuberant and loyal bandmate. He continues to be a great friend and we are extremely grateful for his contribution. Mikhail has chosen to prioritise personal commitments and we hope that he finds satisfaction and success in doing so.

Ouroboros will continue to forge ahead unabated. Following the success of our debut album "Glorification of a Myth" we are continuing to write new material and are working hard to take our music further than ever before. All scheduled shows are going ahead as planned including the following dates:

19-11-2011 Venom's first Birthday, Agincourt Hotel Sydney 26-11-2011 Sonic forge Festival, The Esplanade Hotel Melbourne 13-01-2012 supporting ABSU, The Sandringham Hotel Sydney 14-01-2012 supporting ABSU, The East Brunswick Club Melbourne 03-03-2012 Chaos A.C.T. VI 2012, The Maram Canberra

Glorification of a Myth

OUROBOROS' debut album "Glorification of a Myth" is now available. It is currently sold exclusively through the new OUROBOROS website at [ http://www.ouroboros.mu ].

New merch designs inspired by the album will be available soon. To make room for these designs we have decided to heavily discount our existing stock. Quantities are very limited, so get them while they last. Visit the OUROBOROS webstore at [ http://www.ouroboros.mu/webstore.htm ] for purchasing information.

"Glorification of a Myth" will also be available at our upcoming live shows in June and July. See [ http://www.reverbnation.com/ouroborosmetal ] for details.

"Glorification of a Myth" tour dates announced

OUROBOROS tour dates announced

Australian thrash/tech-death band OUROBOROS have just announced Australian tour dates for their much anticipated debut album Glorification of a Myth.

June 11th - The Basement, Canberra (18+) June 18th - The Central Club, Melbourne (18+) July 1st - The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane (18+) July 9th - The Gaelic Hotel, Sydney (18+) July 10th -The Lucky Australian, Sydney (All Ages)

"Black Hole Generator"—the opening track from the album—is now available from the band’s Reverb Nation page at [ http://www.reverbnation.com/ouroborosmetal ].

-Glorification of a Myth will be available from the 01.06.2011-

OUROBOROS announce release date for "GLORIFICATION OF A MYTH"

Our debut album ‘Glorification of a Myth’ is complete, and will be released on the 1st of June 2011. We had the pleasure of working with Daniel Leffler who engineered the tracks to our demanding specifications and Colin Marks who interpreted the results into suitably dark visuals for the album artwork. We are extremely happy with the results and are looking forward to playing new tracks at upcoming shows.

You can catch us live throughout April with The Amenta and Ruins as Part of the THE AUSTRALIAN ‘VO1D’ TOUR on these dates:

April 2nd - The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA) April 2nd - The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+) April 8th - The Bass Bar, Wagga Wagga April 9th - The Maram, Canberra April 30th – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney

Additional dates including an official tour to support our new album ‘Glorification of a Myth’ will be announced soon.

- Ouroboros