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Byzantine is back

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Byzantine plays The Sound Factory Friday with John Lancaster and Fall Before Your Creator.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Founded in 2000, Charleston-based band Byzantine lived the metal music dream, touring other counties and performing with big-name metal acts like Lamb of God, Machinehead and Shadows Fall. Then, soon after the release of its third album, "Oblivion Beckons," in 2008, the band broke up.On Friday, it's back with the "premiere" lineup of Chris Ojeda, Tony Rohrbough, Michael Cromer and Matt Wolfe, and performing its first Charleston show in years, starting at 10 p.m. at the Sound Factory, 812 Kanawha Blvd. Opening acts are John Lancaster and Fall Before Your Creator.Watch for the band's forthcoming CD, funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 304-342-8001 or visit
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