Nail Records are happy to announce that Dalriada joins 70000 tons of Metal - the biggest metal cruise ship in the world - this February! Anthrax, Testament, Gojira, Therion, Death Angel, Arch Enemy, Testament, Moonsorrow, Pain, DevilDriver, - just to mention some of the 60 bands playing.
Official statement from 70000 tons of Metal:
“We've got three more solid contenders for the Cripper Award for you Sailors! Throw your horns up for Dalriada from Hungary, Striker from Canada, and Witchtrap from Colombia! They will join you and 2,999 other die hard #Headbangers on board 70000 tons OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy #MetalCruise! That brings the count to 59... which means there's only one more. Who will it be? You will know... SOON!”
Dalriada about the news:
"70000 Tons of Metal is definitely a huge step up for us. Cruising in the Caribbean, hanging out at the pool, slurping ridiculous cocktails while literally TONS of metal are shaking the boat! We didn’t even dream about a scenario, where one day WE, a bunch of drunk guys from Bumfuck Nebrahoma :) are gonna play at one of the most prestigious and exclusive metal festivals of the planet. Well, I guess there’s still a lot more to come. "
So get ready to check the leading folk metal band of Hungary! Historical themes, folk instruments, unique style. Ravishing melodies intertwined with the vast heritage of ancient Hungarian songs, thrilling legends and sagas which will make you weep and cherish life at the same time.
Bloodstock is excited to kick off the New Year by announcing Megadeth as their Sunday night headliner!
Megadeth’s mainman, Dave Mustaine tells us “We kick off 2017 by announcing we'll be headlining Sunday night at Bloodstock, one of my favourite, purely metal, British festivals! Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer. See ya at Catton Park in August!"
Megadeth were recently nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for the title track of their current critically acclaimed ‘Dystopia’ album. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK95lWHl7js and grab a copy of ‘Dystopia’ at http://smarturl.it/MegadethDystopia.
Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit scheme! The payment plan helps ease the ‘big lump’ shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. You can sign up in the ticket store at any time from now until 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable on sign-up. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Get full details over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
If you have Scuzz TV, check out Gojira's incredible full set from Bloodstock 2016 which is being broadcast regularly on the channel! Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/yLZT5Ao7o8M. The show will be repeated on the channel all through January.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED. Many more are still to come! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media for the latest!
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (plus booking fee), plus limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
With Christmas almost upon us, Bloodstock is a-buzz with 2017 planning. The remaining VIP ticket allocation is now available for purchase, as well as VIP upgrades for those who’ve already purchased their weekend ticket. Don’t hang around to snap up your VIP ticket or upgrade, as the first wave of VIP tickets has already sold out and the remainder will move even faster in 2017.
Also now available is the very popular deposit scheme! The payment plan helps ease the ‘big lump’ shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. You can sign up in the ticket store at any time between 22 Dec and 28 Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable at that point. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June, and July respectively. Find out further details over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (plus booking fee), with car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) also available from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Amberian Dawn have announced two more dates on their first European headline tour, these are:-
- 10.2.2017 LONDON (UK) - Boston Music Roon
- 11.2.2017 ROESELARE (BE) - De Verlichte Geest
“Amberian Dawn is now 10 years old and we’re going to celebrate it properly by doing our first Headliner tour in Europe with our label mates Diabulus in Musica, who are also having their 10th active year happening as well. Our co-headlining tour will be named “Amberian Dawn 10th Anniversary Tour”. Opening act will be Finnish based Crimson Sun!
Be there and share the word (in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et !! Make sure that all of your friends will find out about this tour !!
More details here:
Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast have just announced their first ever full UK headline tour for next March, following the release of their anticipated new album 'Bringer Of Pain' which will be released via Nuclear Blast on February 17th.
Check out the trailer for 'Bringer Of Pain' here:
Bassist and vocalist Eero Sipilä commented:
"United Kingdom - the holy land of heavy metal! It’s taken its bloody time for us to make it past London, but like they say, all bad is worth waiting. We're super excited to finally explore UK further, and meet with all the people who've had to live without the beast for so very long. This will indeed be a blast! Majesty are old touring mates of ours, so it’s great having them on board to bring in some well needed German sex-appeal ". - Eero / BB
Tickets are on sale now and available via the links below:
22nd March - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
23rd March - Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
24th March - London - Underworld
Children Of Bodom's prodigious debut album ‘Something Wild’ was released 20 years ago and thus the mighty Hatecrew were born. Finland's melodic death superstars will take to the road in 2017 to celebrate 20 years of life in the form of a mind blowing classic set-list. For an entire month, Children Of Bodom will bring their reaper sound over to the UK and Central Europe, so make sure to catch the guys on one of these dates.
The UK leg will see the band hit two prestigious venues - London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester’s Academy 2.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday Dec 14th @ 10.00 GMT:
11th March 2017 – Manchester, Academy 2
12th March 2017 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
A few weeks ago, Children Of Bodom released a special lyric video for the song 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)', taken from the band's latest studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’. On October 20th, fans were encouraged via social media to submit photos of themselves with the band for a chance to be in the upcoming video. Over 300 photos were selected to be featured in the 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)' lyric video. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/EMje43asm-A
With heavy hearts, notorious NYC Deathcore mob Emmure have announced today that their upcoming UK and European dates have been postponed. The band put out the following statement on Facebook:
“To our European Supporters, It is with our most sincere apologies that we will need to cancel the upcoming Torch The Earth tour. Upon the initial planning of this tour our goal was to return to Europe in 2017 pairing a new record with the tour. Unfortunately some unexpected delays have hindered our chances of releasing the record in this time frame.
We appreciate that our fans understand how important this release is to us, it is a record we have put so much effort into on every angle, and we feel we would be selling our fans and ourselves short if we compromised the overall release of it. We promise to be back at a later time in 2017, and with a brand new record. Refunds will be available at point of purchase for all cancelled shows”.
Stay tuned for further information on Emmure’s touring in 2017.
Emmure recently announced their worldwide signing to SharpTone Records / Nuclear Blast for the release of their 7th studio album, due in early 2017. This album will mark the first appearance with their brand new line-up.
Stay tuned for further details on the upcoming record very shortly…
Babymetal will appear as special guests to Metallica at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea on January 11th 2017 as part of their Worldwired world tour.
Currently being rapturously received by UK audiences on Red Hot Chili Peppers mammoth arena tour of the UK, the news further cements what looks to be an incredible start to 2017 for Babymetal, which also includes supporting Guns N’ Roses in Japan in January.
“We’ve looked up to Metallica for so long and to be able to join them on their tour is a dream come true. It will be our first performance for 2017 so we are really looking forward to receiving a lot of good energy from them to kick off the new year!!”
“I am just so thrilled at the amazing recent news of being able to join such big bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N’ Roses, and now Metallica!! I just can’t keep up! Metallica is such an important part of what Babymetal does. I feel that we were able to make it this far all thanks to Metallica-san! It’s still so unbelievable to be able to play with them and I’m incredibly happy! Very excited for 2017!”
“It is such an honour to be able to join the Metal Master Metallica on their tour! We’ve been blessed to be able to join many different artists up to this point and we are very excited to see what we can learn next from Metallica. I hope we are able to absorb as much as possible from our Metal Master! Looking forward to learning new and unimaginable things from them!!”
The announcement comes ahead of the release of their ‘Live At Wembley’ album, which is released this Friday 9th December via earMUSIC, and marks great piece of news in what has been a massively successful year for the band.
Summer saw them perform at the main stage of Download festival in June – but not before scooping a Kerrang! Award for Best Live Band, with July seeing the girls pair up with metal god and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Magazine Awards for a once in a lifetime live collaboration.
September brought another UK award for Best Live Act, this time courtesy of the Association Of Independent Music, just a couple of weeks before their biggest headline shows to date; Babymetal attracted 110,000 people over two nights at the huge Tokyo Dome in Japan.
Babymetal recently announced the release of a new ‘Live At Wembley’ album (December 9th via earMUSIC). With a carefully selected tracklisting, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at Babymetal’s first ever UK Arena show, 'Babymetal World Tour 2016 kicks off at The SSE Arena, Wembley’. The KKKK rated album was described by Kerrang! Magazine, who last week gave the band their first Kerrang! cover, “proof of what a devastating live force they are”
Preorders of “Live At Wembley” – released digitally on December 30th - are available on iTunes at the following link: http://smarturl.it/BMWembley_iTunes
Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/BABYMETALWembley
Babymetal are currently on tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Catch them at the following shows:
Thursday 8 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December Manchester Arena
Sunday 18 December London The O2
Crystal Fairy, the recently announced outfit featuring Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, share “Chiseler” (https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/ or http://bit.ly/CrystalFairyChiseler), a new song from their forthcoming self-titled debut album (Feb. 24, Ipecac Recordings) as the four-piece announce their first round of tour dates.
"It was so much fun to write this song with these guys,” said Gender Bender. “It literally just came out like a flying saucer; we recorded everything in one day. It was so impressive to see how well we all experiment with one another.”
“Chiseler,” which Buzz dubbed “a hot little punk rock number,” and “Drugs On the Bus” (https://youtu.be/N31SHZ93zu4) are available as instant downloads with pre-orders of Crystal Fairy (Bandcamp: https://crystalfairy.bandcamp.com/; iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/CrystalFairyiTunes; Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h7utu8; Apple Music: http://apple.co/2gWqvGH). Physical bundles are available via Ipecac’s webstore: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipecac-music-store.
Crystal Fairy will play their first live dates in February, with the band announcing a week of intimate club outings throughout California:
February 21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory Constellation Room
February 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
February 23 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
February 24 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
February 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Tickets are available on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 am pacific.
As we pelt into December, Bloodstock HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready! As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017!
Joining the BOA fray for the first time are Skindred. The boisterous Welsh crew mix a unique blend of reggae, punk and metal and are renowned for their live shows. If you’ve ever taken part in Evil Scarecrow’s epic ‘Crabulon’ before, get ready to join in with the Newport helicopter! Check out the video for ‘Sound The Siren’ from their current album ‘Volume’, out now via Napalm Records - https://youtu.be/GFfnWl_kTjA.
Also landing a main stage slot are Canadian thrash icons, Annihilator. Last year’s ‘Suicide Society’ album - the band’s fifteenth! - spawned tour dates around the globe, but rumour has it they’re heading back to the studio this month! Check out Jeff Waters and his cohorts slaying through their classic track ‘Alison Hell’ at Wacken 2015 and get a taster of what’s in store at Bloodstock via https://youtu.be/P6cDYteXJpA! Minus the mud, of course!
Rounding out the latest announcement are crossover thrash buddies, Municipal Waste! With last album ‘The Fatal Feast’ coming out four years ago, maybe Bloodstock will get treated to a new tune or two?! Frontman Tony Foresta tells us “We are very excited to be finally returning to one of our favourite metal festivals - Bloodstock! We’re looking forward to getting greasy with all of our UK fans!” Meanwhile, check out the space-gore-tastic video to the title track here: https://youtu.be/GLY4Rpii7bM.
Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis. This allocation quickly SOLD OUT! The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017. Also stay tuned for details of 2017’s ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
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