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
Ithilien announced a series of Belgian performances to present their forthcoming album "Shaping the Soul" which will be released on the 17th February worldwide via Wormholedeath/The Orchard and Aural Music!
17.02 : Release Party @Vitamine Z (Wavre, Belgium)
25.02 : Release Party @StormFest (Ostend, Belgium)
15.04 : Trolls & Legendes w/ Korpiklaani (Mons, Belgium)
29.04 : Atelier Rock (Huy, Belgium)
05.05 : Chez Zelle (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
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:
It's always a special occasion when a band decides to do an album launch concert, gig, party, however you wish to term it. The truth of the matter is that not only are album launch parties great for showcasing a wide variety of bands, in this case metal bands, but also the nationalities drawn it from it. With Epica's EpicMetalFest II, people from far and wide came to the 013 Poppodium in Tilburg to witness bands from Europe and as far away as Tunisia and Canada.
(This was my first time at a concert abroad and first time flying alone having come from the UK)
Sadly despite best efforts, due to some rather annoying maintenance works going on the Dutch railway and highway between Arnhem and Tilburg, I missed Off The Cross (BE), For I Am King (NL) and Myrath (FR / TN) and so cannot really report on either band. However, by chatting to some punters who said all three bands were on the ball, I'll take their word for it and give all three bands a 7.50/10.
Dutch Modern Metal outfit Textures certainly had their A-game in check as they carried off where Tunisian Oriental Metallers Myrath had finished. By unleashing a charismatic on-stage presence with some rather tight and malicious sounding music, there was no reason why the crowd couldn't have matched the intensity radiating from Textures performance. Underrated at times, Textures have shown during this evening why they're worthy of a Bloodstock slot next year. Ballistic at all angels, Textures were simply raising the bar for the evening, was there anyone capable of stealing the show (besides Epica)?
Having only made their Napalm Records debut last year, Belgian Speed Metallers Evil Invaders showed exactly why the Austrian label snapped up the quartet without question. Blisteringly fast riffs crashed against all four walls of the Universe Stage, all whilst Textures were doing their own shindig next year on the Storm Stage. Evil Invaders have been knocking around for nearly 10 years and yet despite the age of the band as a unit, the members started off as teenagers, yet they're capable of proving that they've shed their teenage skins and morphed into a formidable, respectable force. By belting out songs as if they went out of fashion, Evil Invaders only had one thing in mind... total carnage and boy did they deliver.
One of a handful of Dutch Metal bands performing at this year's EpicMetalFest, Stream Of Passion are really no newcomers to the erotic world of female-fronted Symphonic Metal, in fact all but one band member have been in previous bands thus being no strangers to the scene. Moreover here is a band who despite their best efforts at delivering sweet music that is so sumptuously good to the ears, hasn't yet managed to reach the heights of their fellow contemporaries in Within Temptation and Epica. However their set demonstrated that they're on the path to achieve that goal and despite it still being late afternoon, had no reservations about keeping the crowd on their toes. Drinking was in full flow during their set, Stream of Passion? A Stream of alcohol more like.
Since the departure of Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist kicked Alissa out of the band, thus enabling her to join Arch Enemy after Angela Gossow became band manager; thereabouts), The Agonist have been finding their way with their new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. Now, Vicky showed she is up to the task-in-hand by delivering a performance worthy of continuous applause if not for some of the other band members who seemed rather lost and at times not fully convincing; it's as if they haven't stepped out of the shadows of their former vocalist, resulting in a rather disappointing set. Not entirely sure what their plans were for the evening but it seemed to not involve band practise, despite this the whole set was of reasonable standard yet without a doubt, probably the most disinteresting performance of the night.
Herewith is an example of grandiose perversion of the extremely meticulous kind, and now you're probably thinking what the actual f*ck am I on about? It's certainly a technical sentence no? Perfect for Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse who once again don the theatrics and emit such musical ferocity that earth tremors could be felt. Seriously enough they did not put a foot wrong, in fact they are so rehearsed in their dramatis personae that they would do well at Eurovision next year (are you reading this RAI?). Strobe lights abound and an air of operatic grandeur circumventing the venue was certainly the case, plenty more where those came from as walls of death came to and fro by the commands of Tommaso Riccardi; it was as if he was playing the king and the punters as the fools, either way Fleshgod Apocalypse demonstrated once again why they are still underrated.
Where Fleshgod Apocalypse managed to succeed in shitting the audience, Katatonia did not, instead they commenced the slitting. A once great and brutal institution has now turned for the dank and dismal worse; it was as if they weren't meant to be here because to be quite frank, the music did not fit in with the rest of the evenings line-up. That said, at least Katatonia trump Justin Bieber hands down and have the decency to sing, not lip sync live. But Katatonia just could not get the audience going, some just standing and watching bare-face, expressionless, it was as if they have been subjected to a public culling of animals, it was horrific. Despite all their might, Katatonia just did not deliver tonight... well they delivered, but the music was stale and too depressive.
Now whilst I interviewed Anis Jouini from Myrath, The Ocean were doing their thing (and we could hear it, so let's give them a decent 7/10). Now the time had come for the star performance of the evening, well it is Epica's show of course... joking aside, Epica are another band who know how to deliver a mesmerizing yet epic live show and they did not disappoint. Using props designed to mimic their new album's artwork (The Holographic Principle), Epica used laser deflecting pyramids to divert light beams across the stage, creating a psychedelic feeling as a result. Additionally in tow was Coen Janssen and his 'keyscooter' (let's call it that because it's a keyboard on wheels) and of course the expected pyrotechnics (which culminated in the end to a firework explosion). Epica simply were sensational, by delivering a set, performance and indeed day-concert worthy of being unleashed on DVD, all in the namesake of their new album, calling it magical is simply not enough and does not describe the overarching package that is EpicMetalFest... may the 2017 edition be as breathtaking.
Carach Angren will be joining Fleshgod Apocalypse on their "King European Tour" in January 2017. The package that has already been a major success in the US in early 2016 will be completed by Nightland as opening act.
The Dutch masters of horror metal and the Italian opera fanatics will kick off their road trip at the Backstage in Munich on January 7th and continue all month to hit 10 more European countries before a final curtain at Haunting the Chapel in the French city of Metz on the 28th of January.
Carach Angren comment: "After three long years and many tours around the globe we are very much looking forward to haunt Europe once again. Make sure not to miss this great billing!"
Fleshgod Apocalypse announce: "Needless to say, we are incredibly excited about this. For our first headlining run across Europe we are preparing a whole new show, a unique live experience that will blow your mind! We cannot think of a better way to start the new year."
A list of all confirmed shows can be viewed below.
CARACH ANGREN + FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE + NIGHTLAND
07 Jan 17 München (DE) Backstage
08 Jan 17 Graz (AT) Explosiv
09 Jan 17 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
10 Jan 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
11 Jan 17 Wien (AT) Arena
12 Jan 17 Praha (CZ) Futurum
13 Jan 17 Cham (DE) LA
14 Jan 17 Zürich (CH) Dynamo
15 Jan 17 Dunkerque (FR) 4 Ecluses
16 Jan 17 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
17 Jan 17 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo
18 Jan 17 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain
19 Jan 17 London (UK) Underworld
20 Jan 17 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
21 Jan 17 Lindau (DE) Vaudeville
22 Jan 17 Annecy (FR) Le Brise Glace
24 Jan 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 2
25 Jan 17 Madrid (ES) Arena
26 Jan 17 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
27 Jan 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
28 Jan 17 Metz (FR) Haunting The Chapel
CARACH ANGREN special X-Mass show
24 Dec 16 Amstelveen (NL) P60
Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May. There will be 8 dates across England in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham and London, two in Scotland in Glasgow and Aberdeen and one in Cardiff, Wales.
Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says,
“As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”
The dates are:
Apr 22 Belgium Antwerp, Sportpaleis
Apr 24 Germany Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena
Apr 28 Germany Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 02 Germany Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 04 England Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
May 06 Ireland Dublin, 3arena
May 08 England Manchester, Arena
May 10 England Sheffield, Arena
May 11 England Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 14 England Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 16 Scotland Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
May 17 Scotland Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
May 20 England Liverpool, Echo Arena
May 21 England Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
May 24 Wales Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
May 27 England London, O2 Arena
No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017
There will be an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.
Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Their latest stance on combatting ticket touts for the 2017 UK dates can be found here http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/iron-maiden-announce-extensive-plans-to-protect-their-fans-from-ticket-piracy-profiteering-and-counterfeiting
Additionally, after great feedback to last year’s North American trial of the concept, Maiden fans in the UK will, for the first time, be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package that will allow them early access to the venue, a pile of Trooper goodies and Maiden swag, Trooper beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, together with the opportunity to win some great prizes. The upgrade packages are available at £140 from www.troopervip.com. The concert ticket must be purchased separately.
Singaporean Grindcore trio Wormrot have announced dates for a 2017 European headlining tour.
After a five-year hiatus, Wormrot are finally back, and will be touring in support of their eagerly-anticipated new album, 'Voices', which is due to be released worldwide on October 14th. The 'Voices' EU / UK tour kicks off on February 22nd in Antwerp, Belgium, marking the band's long-awaited return to the continent.
Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments:
"We're excited for our first tour in years and it feels like returning to where it all started. We'll be playing most of 'Voices' and some old ones, and we hope to see the same crazy crowd as before."
To celebrate the tour announcement, the band have also released a brand new song. "'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Grind' is one of the earlier songs we wrote which signalled a subtle change in our direction for 'Voices'," adds Rasyid. "It encapsulates the feel of the whole album nicely."
Check out "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Grind" now by clicking here
Voices EU / UK Tour 2017
Feb. 22 - Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos
Feb. 23 - London, UK - The Underworld
Feb. 24 - Manchester, UK - Rebellion
Feb. 25 - Leeds, UK - Temple of Boom
Feb. 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Feb. 28 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
Mar. 01 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room
Mar. 03 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Netherlands Death Fest
'Voices' features 20 brand new songs and is available to pre-order now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl, as well as regular CD and vinyl, and merch bundles. Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/wormrot or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/wormrot
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including instant downloads of "Fallen into Disuse" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Grind", here http://bit.ly/wormrot-voices-itunes
With the addition of Germany's The Ocean and The Netherland's For I Am King, the program for the second edition of Epica's own festival 'Epic Metal Fest' on Saturday, October 1st in Poppodium 013 Tilburg is now complete.
Altogether there are twelve bands performing on two stages, the other ten bands have been announced over the months before. The two aforementioned bands will be joined by Sweden's Katatonia, Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dutch metallers Stream Of Passion, Mayan and Textures. Canada's, Tunisia's Myrath, Belgium's Evil Invaders and Off The Cross, and of course the centrepiece of the event, Epica (NL).
Epica's destined concert will be momentous as it coincides with their new album 'The Holographic Principle' being released, but also it will be Epica's only Benelux show this year. Tickets (single tickets or ticket bundles + signed copies of the new CD) are available here:- http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/163671?CAMEFROM=013&brand=nl_013web
The day for Epic Metalfest - 30th September brings Dutch symphonic metallers Epica new seventh studio album 'The Holographic Principle' to life, it can be pre-ordered via http://www.epicawebshop.com/
Not only is the album itself different, but also the creation of it (which lasted more than one year). The band decided not to use samples but to purely utilize instruments, guest singers and choirs. Only the preparations were a massive undertaking because all of the (classical) instrumental and vocal parts were first written on sheet music. Then the band recorded the music with numerous musicians and singers all at once: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, choir, soloists and ethnic instruments. The result was a record number of recorded audio tracks - sometimes up to 1,000 per song.
Brief information on the newly confirmed bands
Here's a backdrop for both the last two bands to be confirmed, The Ocean and For I Am King.
Since its inception in 2000, The Ocean are a quintet built on solid reputation in the heavy (prog) scene. The band describe their sound as "music with guitars in it". The bands live shows are given an extra dimension by using a striking light show, resulting in an impressive performance and experience.
For I Am King are a young and ambitious metal (core) band who musically sit somewhere between In Flames, Trivium, Darkest Hour, Arch Enemy and Killswitch Engage: heavy and modern but also melodic and catchy with custom-cut brutal vocals emanating from the eyecatching frontwoman Alma Alizadeh.
Tickets (excl. Service charges)
Tickets for Epic Metal Fest are available through www.ticketmaster.nl and (NL) (+31) 0900 - 300 1250 (60 cpm). For more information about Epic Metal Fest:
Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR kicked off their European tour today at the Brutal Assault festival in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The eagerly-anticipated tour will see the band performing at a number of festivals, including the Netherlands' Into the Grave festival and the UK's Bloodstock festival, as well as a series of club shows throughout August.
VEKTOR are touring in support of their new album, 'Terminal Redux', which featured rave reviews from the likes of High Times, Metal Hammer, Outburn and many more, and resulted in the band being featured as the cover artist and lead track on Spotify's New Metal Tracks playlist in May.
Get 'Terminal Redux' now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor
The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/terminalredux-itunes
Don't miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe at the following shows:
Aug. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 - Corroios, Portugal - Vagos Open Air
Aug. 14 - Walton-on-Trent, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
Aug. 17 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
Aug. 18 - London, UK - The Underworld
Aug. 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil Bar
Aug. 20 - Mean, Belgium - Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 - Saint-Nolff, France - Motocultor Festival
Aug. 22 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Eightball Club
Aug. 23 - Athens, Greece - AN Club
Aug. 25 - Bergamo, Italy - Festa Bikers
Aug. 26 - Innsbruck, Austria - PMK
Aug. 27 - Neu-Anspach, Germany - Neuborn Open Air
Aug. 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Opera Concert Club
Aug. 30 - Moscow, Russia - Volta
Get more VEKTOR news and info:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/vektormetal
Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder STEVE VON TILL will perform two solo shows bookending the recently announced Neurosis European summer dates. This will include a show in Prague, and a solo show in Porto as part of Amplifest. Audiences can expect to hear material from his latest solo album, the immense and celestial, A Life Unto Itself, as well as other gems from his solo back catalogue.
STEVE VON TILL Solo Tour Dates:
8/09/2016 007 - Prague, CZ [tickets]
8/22/2016 Passos Manuel - Porto, PT @ Amplifest [tickets]
NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
8/10/2016 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, CZ [tickets]
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/12/2016 Rock Altitude Festival - Le Locle, CH w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/14/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT w/ Ufomammut, Tesa [tickets]
8/15/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/16/2016 Gruenspan - Hamburg, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/17/2016 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/18/2016 Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, BE [tickets]
8/19/2016 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE w/ Tesa [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT w/ Tesa [tickets]
Fires Within Fires is the eleventh full length from Neurosis, which shall see the light of day via Neurot Recordings on September 23rd.
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