New Zealand hard-out metal outfit Alien Weaponry, " one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world right now" (Revolver Magazine USA) are touring Australia on their Tūmatauenga Australian Tour in March 2019 - and today they are rolling out their Australian support acts!
The tour acts as sideshows to their appearances at Download Festivals Melbourne & Sydney on March 9 and 11, respectively. Adding to that, they have also just announced that they will be supporting Slayer and Anthrax in Germany in August 2019 on Slayer's final tour!
Both Brisbane's show at The Zoo on March 6 and Canberra's show at The Basement on March 13 will see COPIA and Take My Soul in support, Adelaide's Enigma Bar on March 14 will feature COPIA and Hidden Intent and March 15's Perth show is TBC and still on the hunt for supports!
The three-piece thrash metal band who sing in their native language, Te Reo Māori, from Waipu, New Zealand, formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis and Henry de Jong. The band consists of Lewis de Jong (guitar and vocals), Henry de Jong (drums), and Ethan Trembath (bass guitar). Most noted for their fusion of Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal, they deliver emotionally and politically charged stories of conflict and grief with a warrior-like attitude.
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The band has toured extensively in New Zealand since 2013, including headline/main stage slots at the NZ Tattoo & Arts Festival, Wavefront and Auckland City Limits; as well as opening for Prophets of Rage in March 2018. More recently, they have sold out headline shows in Australia, Europe and the USA; and played to record crowds at some of the biggest and most prestigious festivals and in Europe and the UK, including Wacken Open Air (Germany), MetalDays (Slovenia), Summer Breeze (Germany) and Bloodstock Open Air (UK) - and are appearing this year at the UK Download Festival as well!
In addition to that, RNZ Music is set to release a new 10-part web series that follows Alien Weaponry on their 2018 European tour. Rū Ana Te Whenua: Alien Weaponry Shake Europe goes live on the RNZ website on Monday, 18 February, but here’s a taste: https://youtu.be/XqXE3WqNtYg In 2018, the three teenaged members of Alien Weaponry achieved a lifelong dream: performing at the world’s biggest metal music festival, Germany’s Wacken Open Air. Rū Ana Te Whenua: Alien Weaponry Shake Europe follows their journey.
For more information about Alien Weaponry, go to alienweaponry.com. Tickets are on sale now for the Tūmatauenga Australian Tour in March 2019 and Download Festival Sydney and Melboure - all tickets can be accessed at Troubadour Music's website.
Next month, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast will unleash their fifth studio album 'No More Hollywood Endings', on March 22, 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. Their new tracks will also be presented live on the world's stages. Kicking off in their home country (with one show already sold out!), the route will lead the group all across Europe in April & May. Watch the brand new tour trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSB62di6iPs
Battle Beast - 'No More Hollywood Endings European Tour 2019' w/ Cyhra, Arion, Tyrantti
22.03. FIN Helsinki - Black Box
23.03. FIN Turku - Logomo
29.03. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone *SOLD OUT*
30.03. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria
w/ ARION - Presented by Metal Hammer, EMP, metal.de, Rock It!, piranha, Start
02.04. D Bielefeld - Forum
03.04. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
04.04. PL Warsaw - Proxima
05.04. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
07.04. PL Poznan - u Bazyla
08.04. D Berlin - Lido
10.04. D Bochum - Zeche
11.04. D Saarbrücken - Garage
12.04. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
13.04. D Mannheim - Delta Metal Meeting
14.04. A Vienna - Szene
16.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
17.04. I Milan - Legend Club
18.04. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
19.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
20.04. E Madrid - But
21.04. E Sevilla - Custom
23.04. P Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
25.04. E Bilbao - Santana 27
26.04. F Toulouse - Le Connexion
27.04. F Clermont-Ferrand - La Coopérative de Mai
28.04. F Paris - Le Trabendo
30.04. UK London - The Dome
01.05. NL Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
03.05. D Munich - Backstage
04.05. D Stuttgart -Im Wizemann
05.05. B Vosselaar - Biebob
07.05. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
08.05. D Hamburg - Markthalle
09.05. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
10.05. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
11.05. S Stockholm - Klubben
12.05. N Oslo - Parkteatret
French metal goliaths Gojira have today announced their return to the UK, for a string of headline shows in June/July 2019. Special guests will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 10am, but are also available via O2's pre-sale now and Live Nation's pre-sale tomorrow at 10am. Pick up tickets at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/gojira-tickets.
Dates are as follows:
Sat 29th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 30th Jun - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 1st Jul - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
The band recently shared a video of their entire set at Poland's Pol'And'Rock Festival in August 2018 on their social media. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/ISJtvWhkMFQ.
Stay tuned for more GOJIRA news soon.
San Juan stoner/progressive metal act Moths embark on their first mainland United States performances this February with a string of shows on the East Coast. Following the November 2018 release of their debut EP (s/t), the band is looking forward to bringing their music to new audiences.
Says bassist Weslie Negrón:-
"We're extremely excited to be able to perform in the U.S. Mainland for the first time. Since we got featured as Album of the Day in Bandcamp, we've had people from the areas that we're playing give us great reactions to the EP -- and we can't wait to show people what the Puerto Rican metal scene is all about. There's a lot of talent in the Island, especially regarding metal, so we want to encourage people to keep digging on the bands that we got here."
Moths is a stoner/progressive metal band from San Juan, Puerto Rico that blends powerful riffs with unexpected and increasingly progressive undertones. The band was founded in 2016 by Weslie Negrón (bass), Jonathan Miranda (lead guitar), and Omar González (rhythm guitar), with the later addition of Damaris Rodríguez (vocals) and Daniel Figueroa (drums). With influences ranging from Porcupine Tree to King Crimson, they have impressed their local metal scene with an uncommon style that's enjoyed by metalheads and non-metal fans alike. With Damaris’ aggressive but melodic vocals, Omar’s catchy riffs, Jonathan’s unorthodox leads, Weslie’s solid bass lines, and Daniel’s extreme drumming, Moths create a perfect balance of heavy and cohesive music that impacts audiences on a whole new level.
While the band was affected by Hurricane Maria, which devastated much of Puerto Rico in September 2017, they pushed through trying times to continue their craft. Their debut self-titled EP was released in November 2018 to international accolades, including being featured by bandcamp as an Album of the Day.
Watch the video for lead single "Adhara & Ray" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYaYeC1Zgl8
Faroe Islanders Tyr announce 2019 headline Euro tour "The Tour From Hel" with Heidevolk and Dalriada as support
On March 8th, the Faroe Islands' Tyr will release their eighth full-length, "HEL", via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career.
To celebrate the new album Tyr are about to hit the road across Europe alongside Dutch Folk Metallers Heidevolk and Hungarian Folk Metallers Dalriada. They'll be joined on stage by Attila Vörös (Nevermore, Satyricion and many more) again as the honorary fourth member of the new line-up. Previously Tyr has been reinforced by Tadeusz Rieckmann (known from Dalriada) on drums.
“It's been way too long since we were on a headliner tour in Europe, and we are very excited to get back on the European roads - with our good Dutch friends, Heidevolk, and with Dalriada from Hungary - to play some of our new songs to you, as well as some of our old headbangers.”
A new song also has been launched, Fire and Flame can be listened below.
Týr "Fire and Flame" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=52GhQD0fW8s
After a successful tour with Korpiklaani and Arkona, Heidevolk is ready to embark on another European quest. As a co-headliner they will take you through ancient battlefields and mead-filled drinking halls in honor of "Vuur Van Verzet" their most varried release to date.
Heidevolk - Ontwaakt - www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhCnHJGk4TU
To make this nice power / pagan package complete Dalriada will join the party for their first ever mainland Europe tour with the latest album "NYÁRUTÓ"
DALRIADA - Búsirató - www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAeR3u9dHIc
5-Apr-2019 Baroeg Rotterdam Netherlands
6-Apr-2019 Cafe Cental Weinheim Germany
7-Apr-2019 La Machine Paris France
8-Apr-2019 Le Rex Toulouse France
9-Apr-2019 Sala Salamandra Barcelona Spain
10-Apr-2019 Jas'Rod Marseille France
11-Apr-2019 Les Docks Lausanne Switzerland
12-Apr-2019 Musiczentrum Hannover Germany
13-Apr-2019 Durbuy Rock Bomal Belgium
14-Apr-2019 Z7 Pratteln Switzerland
15-Apr-2019 CCO Lyon France
16-Apr-2019 Le Grillen Colmar France
17-Apr-2019 Turock Essen Germany
18-Apr-2019 East Club Bischofswerda Germany
19-Apr-2019 Tartaros Banska Bystrica Slovakia
20-Apr-2019 Masters Of Rock Cafe Zlin Czech Republic
21-Apr-2019 Barba Negra Budapest Hungary
22-Apr-2019 Viper Room Wien Austria
23-Apr-2019 Backstage - Werk München Germany
24-Apr-2019 Doornrosje Nijmegen Netherlands
25-Apr-2019 Kaiserkeller Hamburg Germany
26-Apr-2019 Hellraiser Leipzig Germany
27-Apr-2019 Ragnarök Festival Lichtenfels Germany
Lebanese Metallers Phenomy are happy to announce their addition to the Ostrava V Plamenech -lineup, playing alongside Grave Digger. The festival takes place on August 3rd in Dolni Vitkovice (CZ). Get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/ostravavplamenech.
Just previously Phenomy announced their tour dates with Brazilian metal legends Sepultura on the Machine Messiah Tour 2019 in April.
The confirmed shows w/ Sepultura are:
April 20th – RU – Novosibirsk @ Podzemka
April 22th – KZ – Almaty @ Hard Rock Café
April 23th – KG – Bishkek @ Asanbai Center
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash / Groove metal with melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedback from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. In July the band played at Metalhead Meeting 2018 in Romania and in august they took the stage at Wacken Open Air 2018. Phenomy released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
In January 2019, old school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches will head out on an extensive tour throughout Europe, supporting Grave Digger on their Tour Of The Living Dead. All dates can be found below.
Today, the witches have unleashed an official tour trailer. Check it out, here:- youtu.be/olOYOnqofME
The band commented:-
"We were really happy when Chris Boltendahl came up to us at the Bang Your Head!!! Winter Festival to ask if we might be interested in joining Grave Digger out on tour. This will be the first big tour for us and it's an honour to get a chance like this as a new act. Since our second record was just released in November, the timing of this run couldn't be more perfect! We're super excited & READY TO FIGHT!"
The Tour Of The Living Dead w/ Grave Digger
Presented by Rock Hard (D), Rocks (D), metal.de
11.01. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
12.01. D Andernach - JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
14.01. D Munich - Backstage
15.01. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
16.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage
17.01. D Bochum - Zeche
18.01. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
19.01. D Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
22.01. D Hamburg - Martkhalle
23.01. D Berlin - Lido
24.01. D Bamberg - Live-Club
25.01. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport-Eventhall
26.01. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27.01. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
28.01. F Paris - Petit Bain
29.01. UK London - Camden Underworld
30.01. B Vosselaar - Biebob
31.01. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
01.02. E Bilbao - Santana 27
02.02. E Madrid - Sala Mon Live
03.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
The brand new studio album Hexenhammer recently entered the official album charts across Europe:
UK (Rock) #15
UK (Indie) #47
Belgium #148 (Wallonie)
Hexenhammer is available for order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
Burning Witches are:
Seraina | vocals
Romana | guitars
Sonia | guitars
Jay | bass
Lala | drums
Cannibal Corpse will play "Leg Five: North America" of Slayer's Final World Tour this spring. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth.
Comments the band:-
"We are extremely honoured to be sharing the stage with Amon Amarth, Lamb Of God and of course Slayer this spring on their farewell tour! To be a part of this historic event will be something we will never forget!"
The journey with Slayer will follow Cannibal Corpse's previously announced co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on this year's Decibel Magazine Tour in February/March. See all confirmed dates below.
Cannibal Corpse On The Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot:
2/17/2019 Alamo Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
2/19/2019 Club Xs - Tucson, AZ
2/20/2019 The Observatory - San Diego, CA
2/21/2019 The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA
2/22/2019 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
2/25/2019 Roseland Ballroom - Portland, OR
2/26/2019 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
3/01/2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
3/02/2019 The Truman - Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2019 The Concord - Chicago, IL
3/07/2019 Playstation Theater - New York, NY
On Slayer's "Leg Five: North America" Tour w/ Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth:
5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre - Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center - El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena - Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre - Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center - Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre - Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
Synlakross has just announced that will be on tour in United Estates next year, headlining the tour 'Female Voices Of Metal 2019'. The band will be sharing stage all over the country with the bands Frantic Amber (Sweden), Casket Robbery (USA) and Blackwater Drowning (USA).
'Female Voices Of Metal' is a concert tour coming to the U.S.A in Spring-Fall of 2019. The Tour will encompass 66 cities and 48 States and feature some of the BEST voices in Metal today.
Full Line up and tour dates to be announced on New Years Day.
SynlakrosS has recently released new album: 'Malice Murder', which is receiving great reviews and an amazing response by the metalheads from all over the world. The band also is working on an 'European tour' scheduled for 2019.
More info soon.
Icelandic blackened metallers Zhrine are about to embark on their European tour with Dutch label mates Ulsect. The tour starts in Utrecht (NL) on Friday, November 30th and ends at the De Mortem Et Diabolum festival in Berlin (DE) on December 14. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
Zhrine with Ulsect
30 Nov 18 Utrecht (NL) DB's
01 Dec 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Into Darkness Festival
02 Dec 18 Tilburg (NL) Little Devil
03 Dec 18 Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
04 Dec 18 Paris (FR) L'Olympic Café
06 Dec 18 Tübingen (DE) Epplehaus
08 Dec 18 Wels (AT) Celebrare Noctum Fest
09 Dec 18 Wien (AT) Escape
10 Dec 18 München (DE) Feierwerk
11 Dec 18 Praha (CZ) Underdogs
12 Dec 18 Chemiefabrik (DE) Dresden
13 Dec 18 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
14 Dec 18 Berlin (DE) De Mortem Et Diabolum
Zhrine will be playing in support of their latest release 'Unoretha', which was released via Season of Mist in April 2016.
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