Tokyo based "Samurais from Hell", Survive - who just recently concluded their “Human Misery Assault” headlining tour in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia, including also a show in Kiev, supporting Overkill - have announced their "Immortal Warriors Tour 2017" in Japan, kicking off on August 25th in Okayama! Check out the dates and venues below.
Comments the band:
"We just finished our "Human Misery Assault Tour 2017" in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia. Our latest full-length album "Human Misery" got awesomely high feedback, confirming that the Japanese heavy metal scene is acting strong, not only in Japan but also overseas. Now we are ready to announce our next tour, the follow up to our last year's Japan tour, check out and see you on the road!"
Survive "Immortal Warriors Tour 2017":
August 25 – Okayama IMAGE
August 26 – Kagoshima Speed King
August 27 – Kumamoto NAVARO
September 9 – Kobe KINGSX
September 10 – Kyoto MOJO
September 23 – Koriyama PEAKACTION
September 24 – Sendai BIRDLAND
September 29 – Matsuyama SALONKITTY
September 30 – Kochi CARAVAN SARY
October 8 – Fukui CHOP
October 9 – Shiga U ☆ STONE
October 22 – Shibuya CYCLONE
Japan, Tokyo based Thrash Heroes Survive – who just recently concluded their successful headline tour in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia, including also a show in Kiev, supporting Overkill – was formed in 1998 releasing so far 9 albums, 1 DVD and playing several festivals (Loud Park, Beast Fest, Multiplex-motorbike event, Korean Live Rock, Formoz Festival, Asia Metal Festival, Dongducheon Rock Festival, Trendkill Extreme Feast, etc). Survive has toured all over the world with Behemoth, United, Killswitch Engage, Dope, Pulling Teeth, Testament, Outrage, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, just to name a few of them. Survive released their latest album “Human Misery”, on September 30th, 2015 via Rebel Recordings. Check out “Shred them All” video from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP98KdggW4A
The Birthday Massacre have announced a UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Under Your Spell’. The itinerary is as follows :
24.10.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
25.10.17 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
27.10.17 EDINBURGH Opium
28.10.17 WHITBY Goth Festival
29.10.17 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
31.10.17 BRISTOL Fleece
01.11.17 READING Sub 89
02.11.17 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
03.11.17 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Further details will be announced in due course.
‘Under Your Spell' was released on 9th June by Metropolis Records.
‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is unique to them, once again managing to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
Italian progressive rock / metallers Heretic’s Dream are now confirmed as main support for Katatonia's shows in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Check out the details below.
December 04 - Klubi Tapper - Tallinn
December 05 - Melnà Piektdiena - Riga
December 06 - Loftas - Vilnius
As previously announced, Heretic's Dream will share the stage as special guests on Amaranthe's shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as follows:
December 01 – Saint Petersburg – Aurora
December 02 – Moscow – Volta
Just recently the Italian progressive rock / metallers Heretic’s Dream joined the Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis on the 10th Eclipse Anniversary Shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Spika tour Agency has released the full video of Heretic’s Dream show performed at Zal Ozhidaniya Club 13.05.2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIEGJ36VUZE
Bloodstock have now released their day tickets (as of yesterday)! Tickets will be priced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!
One thing that sets Bloodstock apart from other festivals is festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory’s on-site RAM Gallery. In addition to showing selections from his own world-renowned portfolio, Paul invites some of his favourite rock & metal-related artists to exhibit. This year he welcomes Berlin-based artist and illustrator, Eliran Kantor, who’ll show six pieces of work. Eliran has created sleeve art for numerous metal artists including Testament, Soulfly, Iced Earth, and Hatebreed. Returning to the RAM Gallery in 2017 is Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who show a few of the many pieces of work he’s created for our Friday headliner, Amon Amarth. Christian will be in the gallery to sign limited edition prints, which will be available for sale, so come by, say hello and snap up something extra special for your wall.
Also exhibiting will be Daniel P. Carter; artist, musician, and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Dan studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and has created sleeves for many albums, most recently Me And That Man’s debut (Nergal from Behemoth’s side project), ‘Songs of Love And Death’. On the photography side, the RAM Gallery is also thrilled to welcome celebrated rock photographer, Paul Harries, who’ll show six photographic pieces from his incredible portfolio. Adding a new flavour to the gallery this year is Heathen Waxworks. Their hand-carved 3D candleware in a range of unique designs are based on RAM Gallery-appropriate mythical and esoteric themes; Nordic Storm, Pagan Woodland, Native American, Hammered Horror and Satanic Majesty.
Lastly but not leastly, regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two brand new bespoke instruments. One of the new instruments is Saxon-inspired and will sit on the ‘Saxon Wall’ beside pieces of Paul Gregory’s original artwork for the British metal stalwarts. The other….well, that’ll be a surprise. Be sure to drop into the gallery to see it!
The finals for this year’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ campaign steam-roll on and Bloodstock can now reveal the next round of winners landing a slot on the New Blood stage.
Livening up proceedings on Saturday are Merseyside winners Reaper (www.facebook.com/OfficialReaperUK), Nottingham champions Raised By Owls (www.facebook.com/RaisedByOwls), Burnley victors Ward XVI (www.facebook.com/WardXVI) and Decrepit Monolith (www.facebook.com/decrepitmonolith) who landed the top spot in Newcastle.
The heavy riffage of Prognosis (www.facebook.com/Prognosis1) who took first prize in Manchester, are added to Sunday’s bill. Bloodstock has also decided to extend an invitation to three other exceptional bands, so performing on Friday, are Dorset’s sludge / groove metallers Thuum (https://youtu.be/tyJfpdbE9Vs) and Carlisle’s runners up, the prog / tech death Blood Thread (https://youtu.be/73sYRntuB94). Dublin’s second-placed Na Cruthne (https://youtu.be/Q5QzFgZFMq0) also join the bill Sunday, bringing a unique blend of groove & black metal, but with influences from traditional Irish, Scottish, and Breton music.
Bloodstocks pleased to reveal that the festival’s official charity partner for 2017 will once again be Teenage Cancer Trust. Since partnering up in 2011, Bloodstock is very proud that over £50,000 has been raised to date to help young people facing cancer. Don’t miss the charity’s stall in the market area, where you can purchase Teenage Cancer Trust merchandise and join in the popular ‘T-Shirt Amnesty’ (bring your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or swap).
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Pick up tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Flynn Effect are giving their new dark and brooding film-clip to the world and releasing the details of their Obsidian album tour. Second Album 'Obsidian' will be available for purchase on August 4 and can be pre-ordered now at Bandcamp.
The pyro-and-makeup-heavy filmclip is for single FADE, which Heavy Magazine described as "Simply Beautiful", sets the tone for the album and shows all and sundry just what Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are in store for when Flynn Effect hits their town (probably minus the Pyros, though!).
The short but excellent tour takes in Sydney's The Factory Floor on Friday August 11 with Gods of Eden, Mercury Sky and Reign on Mars, Melbourne's iconic The Workers Club Sunday August 13 with Caution:Thieves, Enlight and Terrestrials and hometown Brisbane on Friday August 18 at The Brightside with Mercury Sky, Seraphic and Periapsis.
Lead singer Tomina Vincent said that she is proud of the effort that went into this film-clip - "We wanted the film clip to be sort of opposite to the song. It's a very hopeful and upbeat track, but we wanted to add a little bit of darkness and theatre to it - its what we love and basically what Flynn Effect is all about. It was filmed in over 12 hours in the freezing cold; lights exploded, the fire brigade almost fined us. There were unplanned explosions, bruises, we couldn't wash the fake blood off for days, I nearly fainted several times, but It was a lot of fun! We couldn't be happier with this album and we're incredibly excited to be playing these new songs for people on the road. Its our first national tour and we've got a very ambitious show this time around which we can't wait to reveal."
View the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcNqGepYzI&feature=youtu.be
Friday August 11 - The Factory Floor - Sydney NSW
with Gods of Eden, Mercury Sky, Reign on Mars
Sunday August 13 - The Workers Club - Melbourne VIC
with Caution:Thieves, Enlight, Terrestrials
Friday August 18 - The Brightside - Brisbane QLD
with Mercury Sky, Seraphic, Periapsis
TICKETS AT FLYNNEFFECTMUSIC.COM
Swedish Power Metal group Veonity continue their assault on 2017 with 4 East European dates supporting the mighty German band PowerWolf. The boys have also starting working on tracks for their 3rd album which they promise will take Veonity to even higher levels of greatness. This has been a sterling year for the band so far and they certainly haven’t finished yet!
PowerWolf is a German power metal band notable for having dark themes and images and include usage of corpse paint and gothic-tinged compositions.
Oct 25 | Yekaterinburg, RUS | Teleclub
Oct 27 | Moscow, RUS | Yotaspace
Oct 28 | Minsk, BY | Re:public
Oct 29 | St. Petersburg, RUS | A2
Anders Sköld – Vocals/Guitar
Samuel Lundström – Guitar
Joel Kollberg – Drums
Kristoffer Lidre – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Sólstafir are announcing the second leg of their 2017 European tour in support of their latest full-length 'Beyrdreyminn'. The enigmatic Icelandic rockers will be joined by Myrkur at most shows.
SÓLSTAFIR tour + MYRKUR
17 Nov 17 London (UK) Heaven
18 Nov 17 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
19 Nov 17 Lille (FR) Maison Folie Beaulieu
20 Nov 17 Paris (FR) Alhambra
21 Nov 17 Rennes (FR) Antipode MJC
23 Nov 17 Bilbao (ES) Santana27
24 Nov 17 Madrid (ES) Caracol
25 Nov 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz2
26 Nov 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod (without Myrkur)
27 Nov 17 Milano (IT) Circolo Magnolia
29 Nov 17 München (DE) Theaterfabrik
30 Nov 17 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
01 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv
07 Dec 17 Budapest (HU) A38
08 Dec 17 Wien (AT) Arena
11 Dec 17 Praha (CZ) Roxy
12 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) Heimathafen
13 Dec 17 Köln (DE) Kantine
14 Dec 17 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof (without Myrkur)
15 Dec 17 Rotterdam (NL) maasSilo
16 Dec 17 Bruxelles (BE) VK
18 Dec 17 København (DK) Pumpehuset
20 Dec 17 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Strand
Sólstafir's new album, 'Berdreyminn' entered the digital and charts after its release on May 26th. Below is a list of physical entries in the first week.
Finland #20 National album charts
France #121 National charts
France #2 Metal charts
Germany #30 National album charts
Sweden #8 Vinyl charts
Sweden #18 Hardrock charts
Switzerland #42 National charts
UK #39 - Top 100 independent album chart
UK #24 - Top 40 rock/metal album chart
Mexican metal hardcore group, Thell Barrio, embark on their “I Want You In The Pit”, (Eye for an Eye) European summer tour from 6th July to 9th August. This is a massive 28 concert trek, covering over 10 European countries which gives a great opportunity for fans of the unique Latin influenced band to see their heroes in the flesh.
Thell Barrio, was formed in late 2005 with the basic idea to make the voices of those who have always been oppressed by every kind and form of power and have their chance to say what they felt. They also grew-up in the neighbourhoods of Mexico, where all kinds of problems are experienced. So with an idea and a firm conviction that “once starting there was no turning back”, the band was originally formed. Thell Barrio play what they call Latin Core, a hybrid of their diverse influences. It’s an exciting mix of metal, hardcore, hip hop and Latin rhythms. Don’t miss it!
Thell Barrio are:
Gallero – Vocals | El Patron – Guitar | El Charro – Guitar | Marlon – Drums | El Chicano – Bass | Solin – Percussions
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
06.07 – Novi Sad, BE | Exit Festival 2017
07.07 – Postojna, SL | Trnje Fest 2017
08.07 – Carpi, IT | TSC Skatepark Carpi
09.07 – Ajdovščina, SL | Klub Baza Ajdovščina
11.07 – Banska Brystica, SK | Tartaros Rock Rock
12.07 – Danube, HU | Rockmaraton Fesztivál
13.07 – Chodov, CZ | Oáza
14.07 – Leipzig, DE | Tractor
16.07 – Freiburg, DE | White Rabbit Club
18.07 – Břeclav, CZ | Market Music Bar
19.07 – Bratislava, SK | British Rock Stars
20.07 – Velke Míeziříč, CZ | FAJTFEST
21.07 – Pobershau, DE | Rock Auf Dem Berg
22.07 – Ostrava, CZ | Barrák Music Club
23.07 – Prague, CZ | Musicclub Modrá Vopice
25.07 – Milan, IT | Blue Rose Club
26.07 – Montpellier, FR | Secret Place (Home Of Underground Rock)
27.07 – Barcelona, ES | TBA
28.07 – Bienne, CH | Eldorado Bar
29.07 – Namur, BE | Belvedere
30.07 – Rotterdam, NL | De Baroeg
31.07 – Volmerage Mines, FR | No Man’s Land
01.08 – Strasbourg, FR | Mudd Club
02.08 – Dresden, DE | Konk KLUB
03.08 – Jirkov, CZ | Rock Klub U Kanára
04.08 – Budapest, HU | Dürer Kert
05.08 – Castle old beauty, CZ | Skull Fest Open Air
06.08 – Marburg, DE | Szenario
A true clash of the titans, America’s pre-eminent multiplatinum chart-topping hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch unite with renowned chart-topping European legends In Flames to co-headline what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of Fall/Winter 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it’s a “can’t miss” moment for the genre and fans at large. The trek ravages arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, and concluding December 21 at iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK. General ticket on sale will take place this Friday, June 16 at 10:00am local time.
Spotify and Live Nation have joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames for a one-of-a-kind tour partnership featuring exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands. The tour has partnered with Spotify for an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale kicking off tomorrow for super fan listeners of both acts, Wednesday, Jun 14 at 10:00am local time. There will also be a Ticketmaster pre-sale starting on June 15 at 10:00am local time leading up to the general on sale the next day. See tour dates below. Additional show dates are anticipated to be announced in the near future. For exclusive VIP offerings, go to fivefingerdeathpunch.com and http://inflames.seetickets.com/tour/in-flames. Live Nation presents the tour with Spotify. German tour dates will be presented by Live Nation, Wizard Promotions, and Spotify.
5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory states: "We are currently playing all the European festivals and are having an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can't wait to come back this Fall and especially with In Flames which is one of my favorite bands. This will be something special to see…”
In Flames singer Anders Fridén offers: “We’ve been lucky to play for so many Jesterheads around the World this year and can’t think of a better way to end 2017 than touring Europe with Five Finger Death Punch. We’ll see you soon Jesterheads and Knuckleheads. It’s going to be a tour to remember.”
Support on select EU dates and all UK dates of the tour comes from Of Mice And Men. The Orange County, CA-based band recently returned with two brand new songs, “Back To Me” and “Unbreakable,” via Rise Records. They performed a successful main stage set at Download Festival this past weekend and will be on tour across Europe throughout July. The band has sold over 700,000 records worldwide and previously toured with the likes of Linkin Park, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
Both Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames remain leaders of hard rock and heavy music worldwide:
Five Finger Death Punch’s crushingly epic 2015 sixth full-length studio album Got Your Six, hit new heights for the band around the world with chart-topping debuts in the US (#1 on Top Album chart, #1 on Overall Digital Album chart, #1 on the Hard Music Album chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200) and internationally (Australia & Canada #3, Germany & Sweden #5, UK #6 Holland #17, Belgium #29 and France #32). The album was the sixth consecutive one to earn the Las Vegas rockers a RIAA Gold certification. Acclaimed by The Guardian and Classic Rock, it yielded four successive Active Rock smashes “Jekyll & Hyde” (50.4 million Spotify streams), #1 hit single “Wash It All Away” (32.9 million Spotify streams), “My Nemesis” #2 (16.29 million Spotify streams) and most recently “I Apologize” #3 (17.5 million Spotify streams). Refining their inimitable fusion of intricate instrumentation and undeniable hooks, Got Your Six represents yet another high watermark for the group who claim 17 consecutive Top 10 Hits, five #1 songs and frequently outsell the majority of bands in their genre.
12 albums into their storied career, In Flames reached new heights on 2016’s Battles—produced by GRAMMY Award winner Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach], hitting Top 10 charts around the World with a #2 in Sweden, #3 in Finland and multiple other major countries such as Germany and Austria. Alternative Press, Metal Hammer, and more praised the record as the hit “The End” clocked over 6.6 million Spotify streams and counting. Most recently, they unleashed two new official music videos for their latest singles; first being “Here Until Forever” in May via Decibel, HERE and “Save Me” via European retail giant EMP, today upon announcement of the tour. Watch “Save Me” HERE
Knuckleheads and Jesterheads: Be prepared to unite in the name of Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames making history together this Fall.
11/16 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
11/17 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
11/21 Hamburg Germany Sportshalle
11/22 Berlin Germany Velodrome
11/24 Oberhausen Germany KP Arena
11/26 Prague Czech Republic Forum Karlin*
11/28 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion*
11/29 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
11/30 Padova Italy Geox Theatre*
12/2 Stuttgart Germany HMH Schleyerhalle
12/4 Paris France Olympia*
12/5 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal*
12/6 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
12/8 Vienna Austria Stadthalle*
12/14 Antwerp Belgium Lotto*
12/15 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live*
12/17 Birmingham UK BCA*
12/18 Glasgow Scotland Hydro*
12/20 Leeds UK Leeds Arena*
12/21 London UK Wembley Arena*
*With Of Mice And Men
For more information on Five Finger Death Punch:
For more information on In Flames:
New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate have announced a headlining European tour this August. The eight-date tour commences at Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic on August 11 and ends at Metal Mean Festival in Belgium on August 19. Additionally, Ulcerate will return to Central Europe in November. Stay tuned for further details. A full tour schedule is listed below:
Aug 11 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 12 Helsinki, FI Elmun Baari
Aug 13 Turku, FI TVO
Aug 15 Stockholm, SE TBA
Aug 16 Oslo, NO Blitz
Aug 17 Copenhagen, DE Pumpehuset
Aug 18 Reykjavik, IS Gaukurinn
Aug 19 Mean, BE Metal Mean Festival 2017
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