Byzantine Reunite, Announce 2010 Tour Dates
Following their hiatus that has lasted for over 2 years, the members of WV thrash metal band Byzantine, have begun plans for a weekend of reunion shows. Shortly following the January 2008 release of Oblivion Beckons, the foursome announced that they were disbanding.
This announcement came as an unpleasant surprise to fans, particularly due to the fact that they would not be touring at all in support of their newest album. Vocalist/guitarist Chris “OJ” Ojeda had this to say about their upcoming reunion:
“2 and 1/2 years ago we put a sudden and abrupt halt to our musical careers under the name Byzantine. It was a really anti-climactic way to go out. We know a lot of fans and friends alike felt cheated that we didn’t play any shows supporting our last album, “Oblivion Beckons”. Now, we all feel like it’s time to give a little something back, all guns blazing. Unfortunately, we are unable to tour since we live scattered across 3 states, have children and full time jobs, but we want to give our local fans something to remember us by.”
Tickets are not currently available through the band or its website, but stay tuned for updates regarding advanced ticket sales.
The reunited 2010 tour date schedule is as follows:
March 5 — The Sound Factory — Charleston , WV
March 6 — The V Club — Huntington , WV
March 7 — 123 Pleasant Street — Morgantown , WV