Switzerland's Insanity have announced their upcoming Asia Tour 2017. The band will be touring April 15-23 in South Korea and Japan with support bands like The Geeks, No Shelter, Iris and Dawn Of The Maya. Tour dates are as follows:
April 15 Seoul (S. Korea) GBN Live House
April 16 Seoul (S. Korea) GBN Live House
April 18 Tokyo (Japan) Club Science
April 19 Kashiwa (Japan) Alive
April 21 Nagoya (Japan) Rad Hall
April 22 Osaka (Japan) Sakai Goith
April 23 Tokyo (Japan) Hatsudai Wall
In other news, Insanity has inked a deal with Bastardized Recordings. Next up is the release of the Swiss Hardcore band's new album on the German label in May. Be prepared for unique, genuine Hardcore that is highly addictive through a lot of gangshouts and singalongs, all of which is based on moving rhythms in the NYHC tradition.
The band comments:
"We are honored to announce that we signed a deal with Bastardized Recordings in Germany. The label showed great interest in our music, which is why we're convinced that this is going to be a fruitful cooperation. Bastardized will release our long-announced third record, from which you can hear some first music soon, so stay tuned! We're looking forward to a successful time together."
Italian opera core metallers Elegy of Madness are proud to announce "New Era European tour 2017", in support of their third album "New Era".
The band describe their new full length as a result of "their inner change" and they are excited to present this new stunning masterpiece to their fans.
Switzerland's folk rock rising stars Cellar Darling are due to embark on their debut UK show supporting Delain at London's Koko on 1st November. The band commented:
"We've been asked to get our behinds over to the UK pretty much from day one. So we are very pleased to announce London as one of the very first official tour dates following the release of our debut album! We can't wait to see you all at the Koko on the 1st of November. A big thank you to Delain for inviting us on their very special Danse Macabre Tour with Nightwish's Marco Hietala!
More dates are in the works, hopefully for the rest of the UK as well. Stay tuned!"
- Anna, Ivo & Merlin
Tickets are available now via: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/delain-london-01-11-2017/event/1F00525CE9F28907
After their split with Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter reached out for new shores in 2016 and are now ready to let you see the world through their eyes with their unique and fresh sound, combining grand and heavy riffs, energetic drumming and a unique voice with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy and classical elements - creating something entirely new, while continuing the spirit of musical innovation they have become known for.
Cellar Darling are in the studio now finishing up their debut album due for release via Nuclear Blast this Summer.
Watch the first studio teaser right here:
@cellardarlingofficial on Instagram
@cellar_darling on Twitter
With the new album "Rise And Shine" recently released (27th of January 2017) and with the band having recently finished a major North American Tour with multi-platinum selling band Amaranthe, Smash Into Pieces now return to tour Scandinavia and Europe.
Rise And Shine is now also available on Vinyl!
Order here: http://bit.ly/2lqLcwF
It's only been 4 months since the band finished their last European Tour and now Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden And Denmark awaits.
April 29 – Nya Kupolen, KARLSKOGA SE
April 30 – HardRock Café, NO
May 12 – Östgöta Rockfestival, NORRKÖPING SE
May 13 – Warwick Music Hall, MARKNEUKIRCHEN DE
May 14 – Maze, BERLIN DE
May 15 – Marx, HAMBURG DE
May 16 – MTC, KÖLN DE
May 17 – Underworld, LONDON UK
May 18 – Sputnik Caré, MUNSTER DE
May 19 – Uni-festival, LUBECK DE
May 25 - Adrenaline Cruise, STOCKHOLM SE
May 26 – Bomber Bar, MOTALA SE
May 27 – Lygten Station, COPENHAGEN DK
June 09 – Midnight Sun Festival, ÖVERTORNEÅ, SE
June 18 – Dreamhack, JÖNKÖPING, SE
July 08 – Peace and Love, BORLÄNGE, SE
July 22 – Uddeholmsladan, HAGFORS SE
Aug 04 – Skogsröjet, REJMYRE SE
Aug 05 – Övik kalaset, ÖVIK, SE
Aug 19 – VOX-Festivalen, ÖREBRO SE
Aug 26 – Eksjö Stadsfest, EKSJÖ SE
Sep 01 – Oscars Nite Club, VARBERG SE
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2017 got off to a flying start for Astroid Boys, releasing new track Foreigners which is currently sitting at over 150,000 views on YouTube and things are looking to get even better as today Astroid Boys announce a string of UK live dates starting in April!
After gaining a big following on the underground scene since forming in 2012, rising rock/grime collective Astroid Boys, who hail from Cardiff’s CF10 area code, have partnered with Music for Nations (Sony) as the label’s first signing since being recently re-launched.
Comprising Traxx (MC), Benji (MC), DJ Comfort (DJ), Dellux (producer) and Big H (drums), Astroid Boys have created something new and exciting, which was the intention when co-frontman Traxx started the band in 2012, wanting to merge his past as a punk kid with his transition into grime in his late teens.
With the band sitting comfortably between grime and punk/hardcore, their sound fuses together multiple sub-cultures and perspectives—a growth that defines them less as a band and more as a voice for the youth. Not many artists can say they’ve supported Trash Talk and Deez Nuts, as well as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Skepta and Stormzy, but Astroid Boys have taken their live show to the urban and metal scenes across the UK. Along with an impressive list of tour supports under their belt, they’ve played at Reading & Leeds Festival, Download Festival and T in the Park, as well as festivals in mainland Europe, including Block Party Festival and With Full Force Festival in Germany.
28th April – Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
2nd May – Music Hall, Ramsgate
3rd May – The Horn, St Albans
4th May – Empire, Coventry
5th May – Vintage Bar, Doncaster
6th May – Parish, Huddersfield
8th May – KU Bar, Stockton
9th May – Tunnels, Aberdeen
10th May – Alma Inn, Bolton
11th May – Focus Wales, Central Station, Wrexham
9th June – Download Festival, Donington
13th August – Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Ticket link: www.astroid-boys.com
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Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash announces the 10 year anniversary of her platinum selling debut album 'Made Of Bricks'. Kate will be touring the album over the summer including a show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, tickets will be available for pre-order Wednesday 29th March and on general sale 31st March. A limited run of original pink 'Made In Bricks' vinyl will be available on the tour.
Kate on 'Made Of Bricks':-
"I am so excited to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of Made of Bricks. This was a life changing record for me. At the time of making it I had no idea what to expect, what making a record even was, and how much this would open up a world of art and music to me. After a decade of creating, recording, performing and living I feel more confident about my abilities than ever and I look forward to approaching these performances from where I am today. I can’t wait to share this with fans old and new, I’ve honed my performance skills and this will bring new life to old material, mixing a sense of nostalgia with a shiny bright future.
I’m so proud of how far I have come and I actually feel like I have a stronger connection to the songs now than I did then. I’m more in tune with myself and I think that translates through my performance. I also feel like this album keeps me connected to why I create music. It's an important reminder to me to stay creative, open, imaginative, to have a sense of fun and remember the London streets I grew up in. It's amazing to be fortunate enough to have a career as an artist. So hashtag blessed. I’m as ever grateful to my beautiful fans!! And I’m excited to invite them to something extra special this summer!"
In other news, Kate Nash has been confirmed to play Rhonda is the upcoming Netflix Original series “G.L.O.W.” Produced by award winning Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the new Black), “G.L.O.W” (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black) and is a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league.
MADE OF BRICKS TOUR
1st August - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
3rd August - Leeds, Church
4th August - Manchester, O2 Ritz
5th August - Nottingham, Rock City
6th August - Bristol, O2 Academy
8th August - Brighton, Concorde 2
10th August - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Cradle Of Filth the UK’s most visionary and hellish outfit are pleased to announce that they will be playing a special one off festival warm-up show in Portsmouth. The show will take place at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms on June 23rd 2017.
Tickets will go on-sale this Friday 31st March @ 10.00 BST from the below link:
June 23rd - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Tickets will also be available from the venue box office direct:
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms BO 023 9286 3911
Cradle Of Filth are currently locked away, working on the follow up to 2015’s opus ‘Hammer Of The Witches’.
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Ukrainian barbaric black metal horde Balfor to tour across Poland, Czech and Slovakia together with Degoryen, Raventale, Vrani Volosa!
05.05. Banska Bystrica - Rock Klub Tartaros (SK)
06.05. Presov - Amfiteater (SK)
07.05. Roznava - Rakwa Music Club (SK)
08.05. Brezno - Dart Club (SK)
10.05. Bielsko-Biala - Rudeboy Club (PL)
11.05. Dubnica nad Vahom - Pivaren (SK)
12.05. Wroclaw - Ciemna Strona Miasta Rock Club (PL)
13.05. Brno - Faval (CZE)
We’re now past the halfway point to Bloodstock with 20 weekends left before the UK’s best metal weekender! As a result seven more bands have been announced!
Anthemic black metallers WINTERFYLLETH join the main stage fray. Their fifth album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ was released last October by Candlelight Records / Spinefarm. Check out the epic tracks via BandCamp at https://winterfylleth.bandcamp.com/ and then catch the latest news over at
Also being revealed are a handful of bands for the Sophie Lancaster stage. DENDERA bring their classic metal to BLOODSTOCK for a Friday slot. The band have their third studio album set for release this year, so expect new material! Watch their video for ‘Claim Our Throne’ for a taster of
their sound - https://youtu.be/V0bk7cdBsKI. For more on DENDERA, check out www.dendera.co.uk or www.facebook.com/denderauk.
Saturday sees doomsters KROH join the Sophie bill. KROH is the brainchild of Paul Kenney, founder member of both Mistress and Fukpig. Go watch their video for ‘Mother Serpent’ over at https://youtu.be/gYLvHoMnI0s and get the latest on the band on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XKrohX.
Also landing a Saturday slot are ABHORRENT DECIMATION, whose ‘Miasmic Mutation’ album was lauded by Metal Hammer as “one of 2015’s must-have death metal records”. Check out ‘Glaciate The Servants’ from that disc - https://youtu.be/hAbJmQSOvGU - and get more info over at
www.abhorrentdecimation.com or www.facebook.com/abhorrentdecimation.
Bagging a Sunday slot are British experimental metal squad, BOSSK. The band built their name via a series of EPs and touring with the likes of Cult Of Luna, Textures, and Baroness, and are now signed to Deathwish Inc. Their debut studio album ‘Audio Noir’ was released last year. If that sounds like your thing, investigate further at www.bosskonline.com or www.facebook.com/bosskonline.
We also welcome doompop outfit, COURTESANS to the Sunday bill. The band say, “To perform at BLOODSTOCK is incredible exciting. It’s a huge honour to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage, her legacy is at the heart of our ethics. We’re advocates of equality and have a zero tolerance to any form
of prejudice. We hope to raise a few eyebrows and stir some shit up!” Their new EP ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ comes out this month. Watch the video for ‘Mesmerise’ at:
https://youtu.be/6ZstRAEkWJs and find out more at www.facebook.com/thecourtesans.
Rounding out Sunday’s additions are Brit crew, WRETCHED SOUL. Described by Zero Tolerance as "refreshingly difficult to categorise", Terrorizer had a go and called them, "one of the UK's most promising underground Thrash bands." WRETCHED SOUL's savage second album ‘The Ghost Road’ was released in December through UKEM Records. Have a listen on YouTube via
https://youtu.be/YjKo4LmZcJE and learn more at www.facebook.com/wretchedsoul.
The first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights start on 7th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed yet. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend
tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change.
Events for April/May run as follows:
Fri 7th Apr - Woking - Schism
Sat 8th Apr - Middlesbrough - ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 8th Apr - Manchester - Satan’s Hollow
Thu 13th Apr - Doncaster - ‘Rawkus’ at Vintage Rock Bar
Fri 14th Apr - Bournemouth - ‘Thank Rock It’s Friday’ at Sound Circus
Fri 14th Apr - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Fri 14th Apr - Ipswich - ‘The Riot’ at the Cock and Pye
Fri 14th Apr - Stoke - ‘Afterlife’ at the Underground
Sat 15th Apr - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 15th Apr - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at the Waterfront
Mon 17th Apr - Reading - Sakura
Wed 19th Apr - Huddersfield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Parish
Wed 19th Apr - Liverpool - ‘Rawkus’ at EBGB’s
Thu 20th Apr - Sheffield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Leadmill (ft Benji Webbe DJ set)
Fri 21st Apr - Bury - ‘Rawkus’ at Yates
Fri 21st Apr - London - ‘Rawkus’ at Lounge 666
Fri 21st Apr - Leicester - Firebug
Sat 22nd Apr - Birmingham - ‘Uprawr’ at Asylum
Sat 22nd Apr - Cardiff - FUEL
Sat 22nd Apr - Camberley - The Agincourt
Mon 24th Apr - Preston - ‘Rawkus’ at Blitz
Fri 28th Apr - Bristol - ‘PHUCT’ at Bierkeller
Fri 28th Apr - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Fri 28th Apr - Plymouth - Envy
Sat 29th Apr - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 29th Apr - Sheffield The Corporation
Thu 4th May - Exeter - ‘TPT’ at Timepiece
Fri 5th May - Portsmouth - ‘Thunderdome’ at Edge of the Wedge
Sat 6th May - Hanley -‘Devil’s Night’ at JJ’s
Sat 6th May - Brighton - ‘Apocalypse’ at Envy
Sat 6th May - Stoke - ‘Alt Ctl Del’ at The Underground
Fri 12th May - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Sat 13th May - Southampton - ‘Apocalypse’ at The 1865
Fri 19th May - Leicester Firebug
Sat 20th May - Stoke - ‘Rawkus’ at The Underground
Sat 20th May - Coventry The Phoenix
Sat 20th May - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 20th May - Middlesbrough ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Sat 20th May - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at The Waterfront
Fri 26th May - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Sat 27th May - Wigan - ‘Rawkus’ at The Boulevard
Sat 27th May - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 27th May - Sheffield The Corporation
VIP tickets and upgrades are now moving very quickly, with some packages
already sold out, so if you’re planning on ‘going VIP’, grab yours soon to
avoid disappointment over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday’s headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN and ONI. Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest 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 (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages / upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!
Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway’s Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of all confirmed dates, no additional shows will be added.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to Legacy Met Club members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00 AM CET, with pre-sale tickets available to all Fifth Members beginning on Tuesday, March 21st at 11:00 AM CET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 24th. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.
Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard digital or standard physical copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Redemption information will be included in your ticket purchase confirmation email. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased, will be given on the redemption page. Please note that shipping and handling fees apply to the physical version of the album.
Metallica has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer three options of special enhanced experiences on this tour, including premium tickets and amenities, early access to the venue, a visit to the 'Memory Remains' exhibit of memorabilia, and meet and greets. For full package details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/metallica-europe-tour-2017/
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.
Sept. 4, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK – The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017 – Manchester, England, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017 – Birmingham, England, UK – Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal – MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018 – Herning, Denmark – Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
April 2, 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
April 5, 2018 – Budapest, Hungary – Sports Arena
April 7, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
April 9, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
April 11, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland – Palexpo
April 26, 208 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
April 28, 2018 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
April 30, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
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