Denmark's finest black metal bands Solbrud and Orm have both released some of the most vital albums of 2017, and now, announce a joint tour of Denmark in November, called Blōtmōnaþ 2017.
There is movement in the shadows of Danish metal, as new talented bands have emerged from the darkest and coldest crannies of the scene during the last couple of years. Solbrud and Orm are two of those bands. Both have released heavyweight black metal albums via Indisciplinarian in 2017 and have thereby contributed to the increasing high standard of Danish metal music.
Atmospheric black metallers Solbrud have existed since 2009 and released their third album Vemod - a wuthering and misanthropic piece of black metal art - this past June, a co-release with Vendetta Records. The band is known for their captivating and hypnotic live shows, and they have just returned from a success full European tour with Wildernessking from South Africa. The quartet ORM made their recorded debut with an epic but hammering self-titled album this past March, and the subsequent shows have consolidated the band as an excellent live act.
Now, Soldbrud and Orm join forces in November for a tour of their native country Denmark entitled Blōtmōnaþ 2017. The word (pronounced Blotmonath) means "month of sacrifice" in old Anglo-Saxon tongue, and November was exactly the month, where Northern pagans slaughtered the cattle to honour the gods and prepare for winter. Denmark and its citizens can look forward to a bloody month where the nation's prime black metal ensembles will proclaim the coming of winter with their sinister tales and fierce soundscapes. The tour is presented by 3rd Tsunami Agency and Gearbox Agency, and tickets for all shows are now on sale RIGHT HERE.
Stream the new albums by Soldbrud and Orm album at the Indisciplinarian Bandcamp HERE.
Find the high-quality gatefold LP versions of Soldbrud's Vemod and Orm's Orm in the US at Earsplit Distro HERE and internationally at the Indisciplinarian webstore HERE.
Solbrud and Orm - Blōtmōnaþ 2017 Tour Dates:
11/03/2017 Radar - Aarhus, DK
11/04/2017 Plantagehuset - Thisted, DK
11/10/2017 Aalborg Metal Festival - Aalborg, DK
11/11/2017 Harders - Svendborg, DK
11/17/2017 Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, DK
11/18/2017 Forbraendingen - Albertslund, DK
11/24/2017 Koncerthuset, Studie 3 - Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2017Elvaerket - Helsingoer, DK
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
Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos have announced their "Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017, Pt. 1, kicking off on June 10th in Marilia/SP. The support comes from the death / black metal act Justabeli. See the full tour trek below.
"Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017 (Part 1 w/ Justabeli)
10.06 - Marilia/SP (Brasil) @ Cão Pererê
11.06 - Ribeirão Preto/SP (Brasil) @ Toca do Jack
12.06 - Campinas/SP (Brasil) @ Autorock
14.06 - Londrina/PR (Brasil) @ Cativeiro Bar
15.06 - Maringá/PR (Brasil) @ Tribus Bar
16.06 - Cascavel/PR (Brasil) @ Adega Nostra Vamos
17.06 - Foz do Iguaçu/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
18.06 - Guarapuava/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
20.06 - Joinville/SC (Brasil) @ Delinquents Bar
21.06 - Brusque/SC (Brasil) @ Rock Bar
22.06 - Fraiburgo/SC (Brasil) @ TBA
23.06 - Caxias do Sul/RS (Brasil) @ Cachacaria Sarau
24.06 - Rio Grande/RS (Brasil) @ Star Club
26.06 - São Leopoldo/RS (Brasil) @ Embaixada do Rock
27.06 - Passo Fundo/RS (Brasil) @ Claudião Drink Store
28.06 - Lages/SC (Brasil) @ Macaco Astronaut Pub
29.06 - Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Magos Bar
30.06 - Criciuma/SC (Brasil) @ 512
01.07 - Sao Jose/SC (Brasil) @ Plataforma Rock Bar
02.07 - Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ Blood Rock Bar
04.07 - Sorocaba/SP (Brasil) @ Sound
05.07 - Sao Jose dos Campos/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
06.07 - Araraquara/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
07.07 - Embu-Guaçu/SP (Brasil) @ Baguna Bar
08.07 - Cordeiropolis/SP (Brasil) @ Nonnalisa Music Bar
09.07 - Carapicuíba/SP (Brasil) @ Synple Pub
13.07 - Sao Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Clash Club
Nox Vorago and Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed for the next edition of Metalhead Meeting, set to take place on June 24th-25th, 2017 in Bucharest, Romania! Nox Vorago will perform on June 24th and Dying Gorgeous Lies on June 25th!
Get more information on Metalhead Meeting, here. https://www.facebook.com/METALHEADMeeting - Facebook event page, here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1594336360896780/.
Formed in 2006, Sweden's Atmospheric Death / Black Metallers Nox Vorago‘s goal has always been, and always will be to create something inspired by the entire width of the metal scene, thus incorporating the elements they like into their music and creating a well-written chaos without confines. Check out the short promo-video showcasing the band image (The video is directed and produced by Max Ljungberg): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyaqBhUQ-U
German Thrash Metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies‘ powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metal heads under its spell. Watch the band’s “First World Breakdown” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB2y3Y3lPYU
NOX VORAGO: http://www.noxvorago.com – http://www.facebook.com/noxvorago
DYING GORGEOUS LIES: http://www.facebook.com/DyingGorgeousLies.Official
Swedish ambient black metal outfit Mist Of Misery have been confirmed for Autumn Of Souls Festival In Sofia, Bulgaria. The festival will take place between 25-26th November 2017, other bands confirmed include Swedish legends Hypothermia, and France's Nocturnal Depression. This exclusive festival appearance will be the bands first show outside Sweden.
This years festival edition marks the festival's 3rd year. Mist Of Misery is currently putting their final touches to their new double EP entitled "Shackles of Life" and "Fields of Isolation" set for release this summer.
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)
South Africa's Wildernessking have issued the following statement about their forthcoming Euro tour and 2017 plans:-
"2017 is off to a great start as we've been working on a few things lately... after a few attempts to make this happen, we are beyond thrilled to announce our first European tour.
See tour dates and locations here.
July will also see the release of a new album; one that's been shaping up really nicely in the band room over the past few weeks. We'll have more information regarding the tour and the record in the next few months. We hope to see many of you at the shows, and to finally meet some people whom we've shared a long correspondence with...
Thanks so much to Alex from Sick Man Getting Sick Records for making this happen. We owe you big time :)
Please spread the word about the tour, and if you know of any booking agents or promoters, we still need two shows for the tour, on the 22nd and 23rd of July. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
Talk soon and take care,
Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band is currently wrapping up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition, with their final two performances - February 19th at the Gramercy Theater in New York, New York and a very special, intimate MAYHEM-only appearance on February 20th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York - now sold out.
Following a short break, Mayhem will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt. Set to commence on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support will be provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
In related news, Rolling Stone recently featured Mayhem in an extensive retrospective piece. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
Mayhem - Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition [remaining dates]:
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
2/17/2017 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY [tickets]
2/18/2017 Royale - Boston, MA [tickets]
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY SOLD OUT
2/20/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY * MAYHEM Only, SOLD OUT
Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII:
3/24/2017 Nojesfabrieken - Karlstad, SE *
3/25/2017 En Arena - Stockholm, SE *
3/26/2017 Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DK *
3/27/2017 Train - Aarhus, DK *
3/28/2017 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL *
3/29/2017 Electric Ballroom - London, UK *
3/30/2017 Club Academy - Manchester, UK *
3/31/2017 Academy - Dublin, IE *
4/01/2017 Barrowland (Lords Of The Land) - Glasgow, UK*
4/03/2017 L'Empreint - Savigny-le-Temple, FR *
4/04/2017 CCO - Lyon, FR
4/05/2017 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH *
4/06/2017 Live Club - Milan, IT *
4/07/2017 Mostovna - Nova Gorica, SI *
4/08/2017 Arena (Vienna Metal Meeting) - Vienna, AT *
4/09/2017 Vintage Club - Zagreb, HR
4/10/2017 Dom Omladine - Belgrade, RS
4/11/2017 Mixtape 5 - Sofia, BG
4/12/2017 Club Rockstadt - Brasov, RO
4/13/2017 Fuzz Club - Athens, GR
4/15/2017 Durer Kert - Budapest, HU
4/16/2017 Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) - Munich, DE
* w/ Dragged Into Sunlight
De Profundis have been confirmed as part of a touring package that will be bringing an icy chill to spring in the UK. Along with atmospheric black metallers Fen and tour headliners, the Norwegian lords of the dark, Taake, De Profundis will be descending like black angels upon Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow during April. The dates are as follows:
April 6th - Exchange, Bristol - https://www.facebook.com/events/1174269739347094/
April 7th – The Dome, London - https://www.facebook.com/events/341771126204589/
April 8th - Ruby Lounge, Manchester - https://www.facebook.com/events/1765262270462391/
April 9th - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow - https://www.facebook.com/events/1514083958606600/
On this tour De Profundis will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the release of their debut album, Beyond Redemption. There will also be a very special release to commemorate the first decade of De Profundis being unveiled at this time, featuring artwork from renowned artist Gary Ronaldson (Kreator, Napalm Death, Benighted etc) – more details on this to follow soon. Meanwhile the band are nearing completion on recording work for their fifth album which will be released later in 2017.
2017 is still young and yet one of the heaviest line-up's this year rolled into London on the back-end of a performance in Paris, Fleshgod Apocalypse were on the last few dates of their European run that saw them and their supporting buddies in Carach Angren and Nightland rack up over ten countries.
Italy's most extreme metal band has visited London endless times, 9 or 10 if you were to count and yet the expectation was riding even higher on the Classical-Death Metal outfit as this was their first ever headlining tour. Sure they had support from the Dutch Symphonic / Melodic Black Metal horde Carach Angren and their own fellow-countrymen in the form of Nightland, this did not however make them sweat one bit - despite the cold outside the didn't seem phased by the bitter English weather at all.
Who'd have thought that a band like Nightland were virtually unheard of in this part of Europe and yet with their magical combination of Symphonic Death Metal and on-stage armour-clad outfits, they came with the ferocity of a thousand stallions rampaging through the old Roman towns and cities of Italia. Here is a band who try to emulate the apocalyptic sound that Fleshgod Apocalypse have nurtured but simultaneously try to resist becoming a fad or indeed a clone, they manage to pull it off.
Sure the notable absence of a pianist helps, but truth be told Nightland dealt their cards well with this performance as the crowd bathed in their mighty, yet mesmerising performance and craft. They certainly knew how to get the party started (and this is not a P!nk reference) but more so knew how to crack the London audience, after all some of the British metalheads can be a tough crowd to arouse if not motivate to spark moshpits and related motions found within the metal music repertoire.
No doubt Nightland done themselves proud and will certainly be welcomed back to these shores with open arms in the times ahead.
[8/10] RHYS STEVENSON
Carach Angren are no strangers to the European circuit having pillaged and rampaged across the European plains for many years, blasting their infectious mix of Symphonic and Melodic Black Metal whilst adding horror and ghost stories to the fray. A perfect partner to Fleshgod Apocalypse, the Dutch horde demanded immediate attention when it came to their slaying performance.
No show is a show without some form of theatrics (lets be honest), so when Ardek's keyboard is shown to move up, down, left, right, sideways and horizontally, the crowd practically wet themselves as the motion demonstrated is one of complete amazement but more so gives the impression of being on a ship... cue The Flying Dutchman. But given their overall performance, it would be nice to see Carach Angren grace some UK festivals this year, this was deserving of a slot by far.
Ardek at one point donned a mask that was very reminiscent of The Purge artwork, so despite it's creepy nature the aesthetic was sensual and sexual simultaneously; yes there is such as a thing as a ghost orgy. As song after song came rallying out like a machine gun on endless rounds, it was time for the hauntings to cease and for the renaissance to step in... cue Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Hail to the Fleshgod Apocalypse, hail to the King! This is what was chanted by the already aroused crowd as the anthemic crescendo tune of 'Marche Royale' erupted into the venue as the Italian classical maestros made their way on stage, unfortunately Cristiano Trionfera was not in attendance but his stand-in replacement (whose name one has forgotten) done justice and would have made signor Trionfera rather proud.
In fact as the traditional quintet (with exception to the minor personnel change) and Veronica Bordacchini (live opera vocals) led the charge with 'In Aeternum', 'The Fool' and 'The Violation' as the stapled songs in their set-list, few could argue that Fleshgod Apocalypse are Italy's latest successful metal export and are ones who join the upper echelons that Lacuna Coil are perched on. Having the expected swig of wine during the performance, Tommaso looked rather stern at the media, suspecting his bottle of limoncello had been taken (of course this is not true... yet limoncello is undoubtedly nice).
This was a performance to savour and as Fleshgod Apocalypse finished their set with the epic melodic tune 'The Forsaken', it was a night that will live long in the memories of those who attended for here were three bands who despite having different styles of symphonic metal at their very foundations, all indulge in the extreme metal faculty and do so with such admirable interest. As they would say in Italy, 'tutto è bene che riesce bene'.
[8.5/10] RHYS STEVENSON
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