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
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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Denmark's Forever Still will embark on a massive European tour together with The Italian Gothfathers from Lacuna Coil. Starting in Paris, the new hope of heavy rock will haunt throughout Europe over to the UK and end the trip in Bologna.
"We are beyond thrilled for this tour!", singer Maja states. "We have wanted to visit our fans all around Europe for a long time, and this line-up with Lacuna Coil is the perfect fit. Not only am I excited to tour with a band I've been listening to growing up, they're also in the top 3 of bands our fans have requested us to tour with! We really can't wait, and I can only imagine the fans are gonna be as excited for this, as we are!"
European tour dates and UK ticket links. Dates are on sale now!
w/ LACUNA COIL
20.10. F Paris - Le Cabaret Sauvage
21.10. B Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10. NL Tilburg - O13
24.10. D Cologne - Underground
25.10. D Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10. D Hamburg - Grünspan
28.10. DK Copenhagen - Vega
30.10. N Oslo - John Dee
02.11. D Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11. D Munich - Strom
04.11. CZ Prague - Rock Café
05.11. A Vienna - Simm City
07.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
10.11. UK Bristol - Marble Factory
11.11. UK London - Koko
13.11. UK Birmingham - Institute 2
14.11. UK Newcastle - Riverside
15.11. UK Glasgow - Garage
16.11. UK Manchester - Academy 2
18.11. UK Southampton - 1865
20.11. F Cognac - West Rock
22.11. E Madrid - But
23.11. E Granada - El Tren
24.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11. I Pordenone - Deposito
27.11. I Rome - Orion
28.11. I Milan - Live Club
29.11. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
With their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies, the new wildfire named Forever Still started to spread from Denmark and is ready to burn down every shore with their first studio release Tied Down out on October 21st. The band now published their second album trailer and in this clip, singer Maja Shining speaks about the writing of her lyrics and explains where the inspiration for the album came from.
Watch the video here:
"Pieces of the lyrics will usually come randomly during my daily activities and I'll record them on my phone or I'll write them down. And sometimes it can be one little word that will put the final piece into the puzzle!", Maja explains. "I'm not sure, if I'll ever be able to talk about those things that I sing about. That's why I make music about it."
If you missed the first trailer, check it out here:
With a pinch of Lacuna Coil and a hint of Flyleaf and Bring Me The Horizon, the female-fronted rock inferno Forever Stil mixes heavy guitars with melancholic sounds and just recently signed to Nuclear Blast.
Even though the band just recently signed to Nuclear Blast, they already released two haunting music videos.
See 'Scars' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUG0c05iK-Q
And 'Miss Madness' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qtheIeofZo
Danish blackened hardcore band Hexis join up with Brisbane's Siberian Hell Sounds for an Australian tour.
Hexis are more than just a band, they're a force of nature. Combining the furious white rage of black metal with ritualistic sludge and thunderous hardcore, Hexis create an oppressive, unholy wall of noise.
Joining them for the ride are Siberian Hell Sounds, Brisbane's own black metal killers, playing their brand new EP 'Svengali' in its harrowing entirety.
This will be the first and possibly only time the Danish Black Metal band will come to Australian shores. Don't miss your chance to see them live.
3/10: Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+)** w/ Mors De Corpus, Self Harm, Unravel and Population Control
4/10: Jimmy's Den, Perth (18+)** w/ Sanzu, Skull Cave and Alzabo
5/10: Via Studios, Brisbane (AA) w/ Carnal Urge
6/10: The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane (18+) w/ Hope Drone and Descent
7/10: Hamilton Station Hotel (Back Room), Newcastle (18+) w/ Disparo and Staunch
8/10: Blackwire Records, Sydney (AA) w/ Loather and Home Burial
9/10: RAD Bar, Woolloongong (18+) w/ Gvrlls and Night Goat
10/10: Phoenix Bar, Canberra (18+)** w/ Blight Worms, Slave Birth and Monoceros
11/10: Musicman, Bendigo (18+)** w/ SUNDR, Vulture Culture and Erebos
12/10: Hotshots Gallery, Melbourne (AA) w/ Christcrusher, BOG and Cordell
13/10: The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne (18+) w/ Whitehorse, Ash Mouth and Diploid
14/10: Ancient World, Adelaide (AA) w/ Iron Wurzel, Melchior and Wounded Pig
15/10: The Crown and Anchor, Adelaide (18+) w/ Shadowolf, BOG and DEAFAULT
16/10: The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)**w/ Pure, Sanctify the Serpent, Break Through
17/10: The Arts Hall, Ferntree (AA)** w/ Pinchgut, Ruiner and the Threshold Forms, Ultra Martian
** HEXIS only.
All shows are $15.
Sweden's very own Avatar just announced a European headline tour this Autumn. The band will hit the road in November & December to promote their groundbreaking latest album 'Feathers & Flesh' which was released via Another Century in May 2016.
Tickets will be on sale soon, here are the dates:
21.11. Belfast (UK) - Oh Yeah Music Centre
22.11. Dublin (IE) - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
23.11. London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
24.11. Liverpool (UK) - O2 Academy Liverpool
25.11. Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC Glasgow
27.11. Oxford (UK) - O2 Academy Oxford
28.11. Sheffield (UK) - O2 Academy Sheffield
02.12. Milano (IT) - Legend Club Milano
03.12. Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
05.12. Paris (FR) - Trabendo
06.12. Strasbourg (FR) - Laiterie La
07.12. Nijmegen (NL) - Doornroosjee
08.12. Ludwigsburg (DE) - Rockfabrik
09.12. Munich (DE) - BackStage Club
10.12. Berlin (DE) - Musik & Frieden
13.12. Copenhagen (DK) - Pumpehuset
14.12. Oslo (NO) - Rockefeller
16.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers
Beyond Creation have announced new European dates in support of tech death icons Obscura. The tour will kick off at the Feierwerk in Munich, Germany on the 20th of October. The fast rising Canadian technical death metal hope will be performing alongside Revocation and Rivers Of Nihil in twelve more countries, before coming to an end in the Danish city of Aalborg on the 11th of November.
A list of all currently confirmed shows can be viewed below.
+OBSCURA +REVOCATION +RIVERS OF NIHIL
20 Oct 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Oct 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
22 Oct 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
23 Oct 16 London (UK) The Dome
24 Oct 16 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
25 Oct 16 Aarschot (BE) De Klinker
26 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
27 Oct 16 Aarau (CH) Kiff
28 Oct 16 Les Pennes-Mirabeau (FR) Jas'Rod
29 Oct 16 Calenzano/Florence (IT) Cycle Club
30 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
31 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
01 Nov 16 Wien (AT) Viper Room
02 Nov 16 Kosice (SK) Colosseum
03 Nov 16 Dresden (DE) Scheune
04 Nov 16 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
06 Nov 16 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel
07 Nov 16 Berlin (DE) Lido
08 Nov 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
09 Nov 16 Stockholm (SE) TBA
10 Nov 16 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 16 Aalborg (DE) Aalborg Metal Festival
Finnish Industrial / Gothic Metallers Electric Deathbeat - who just recently co-headlined Raunchy‘s “The Singularity Tour” in Europe - are confirmed as direct support for Amaranthe's show on September 30th at Clubzal in St. Petersburg.
Electric Deathbeat hail from Northern Finland and was formed in 2011 by vocalist J.V., born as a one-man project, as years passed by, it was time to unleash the machine with full force, having today 4 versatile band members. Their debut album “Dead Echo Paranoia” was released worldwide in July 2015. The band is currently working on their new effort. Stream "Boogie Woogie" here
Electric Deathbeat are:
J.V – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synths & programming
A.V – bass guitar
J.E.H. – guitar
J.T.H. – drums, guitar
Making their fabled return to British soils, Amaranthe were certainly warm welcomed once again in London. After being plagued by smoggy conditions throughout the past week, it seems that the Scandinavian trio of Smash Into Pieces, Deals Death and of course Amaranthe have brought with them their cool and crisp Arctic air, whilst brewing up a storm in the soon-packed 02 Islington venue. Fusing together a full-rocking attitude with a wide array of metal music styles that seemingly come together collectively as an apocalyptic range of thunderous yet majestic music.
What with the 02 Islington breaching the 400+ mark, and with a few recognizable faces here and there including Herman Li (Dragonforce), you could instantly tell that all three bands had a fruity and excited audience.
< Since when did Sean Kelly of Storage Hunters sing?
Given that Smash Into Pieces were performing in the UK for the first time, the stakes for a first-time approval were high. Whilst they gave a fearless performance that certainly proved to be a solid start for the Swedish quintet, one that punters seemed to enjoy, it was not nearly enough to spark the whole crowd. However they certainly displayed a sensational mix of clean Melodic Metal music and infectious vibes. One lucky fan ending up with a signed cymbal which was thrown into the crowd with such sheer precision, that it could make any Olympic discus thrower seem a few leagues below.
It is fair to say that they delivered such a flamboyant style to their stage presence and was met with such a warm welcomed response, not much else could be asked from the crowd, however Smash Into Pieces should have cranked up the vibe just a little bit as parts of the crowd were sort of left questioning to what the band was meant to be playing or at the very least, what they were there for. At times, they seemed to lack a little bit of convincing attitude whilst performing and thus left the crowd with a minute feeling of disappointment yet ironic satisfaction.
 RHYS STEVENSON
Olle's microphone disappearing trick went down well >
Not sure whether the next Swedish band Deals Death actually slipped out of fifth gear, or simply set the tone for the evening. Either way full marks must be given to them, the new merchants of steel. Firing off their set with a vastly powerful epitome and sound that most would have anticipated. Soon the whole venue was ablaze with the sight of melting guitar strings, fired up blood and acidic sweat. It was safe to say that Deals Death are taking Melodic Death Metal to newer heights through their encapsulating and unique musical closet.
Fueling the crowd with a sound that reverberated around the venue tenfold, Death Deals are set to stake their claim within the Gothenburg abyss, hell hath no fury. Furthermore, their synchronous and elaborate stage performance was possibly one of the most orchestrated of the night, that was until Amaranthe unleashed the futuristic sound of Modern Metal. As for Deals Death, after tonight's performance it is safe to say they would bode well at Bloodstock (Sophie Lancaster stage maybe?).
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
< Many would agree that Elize is a Swedish ice maiden
Let's be honest, Amaranthe whip in the ABBA-esque style of Europop with the catchy, yet slightly brutal smacking of classic Swedish Melodic Death Metal and smother it with elements of Symphonic Modern Metal. With the band consisting of both Swede's and Dane's, the whole Sonic Syndicate-meets-Mnemic algorithm comes into the foreground as the trance-like elements of 'The Nexus' come exploding out, shaking the venue walls in time with the beats herewith presented. It was evident from tonight's performance that Amaranthe had matched Deals Death sensationally, if not surpassing them.
With the crowd split into whether to mosh or rave, one group merged delinquently into a rave-pit and it seemed that Amaranthe had successfully converted the punters into enjoying the sounds of Modern Metal. Mesmerising them through the use of an elaborate and captivating stage presence, venomous vocals, riveting riffs, danceable drumming sequences and dirty dancing (let's be honest on one side the crowd was moshing and on the other side, the crowd was delivering a reminiscent performance of Strictly Come Dance Metal).
Overall it definitely seemed that Amaranthe kept everyone entertained, even through the inaugural and sensually moving drum solo interval. Whether you love them or hate them, Amaranthe have sparked off a new sound, one that hopefully will catch on as the ever broadening genre of Modern Metal speaks new volumes, with Amaranthe this volume is infinity. Fusing together their stage presence and sensational music, they have proven themselves again to why they deserve another UK festival appearance (Bloodstock again?) and in doing so ricochet their very sound as it begins to fade awat and signal the end of the night.
Tonight all three bands have proven that Scandinavian Metal is alive and kicking, there will be no end to the metal production factories up in the North.
Quote of the night:
"What? You have full body hair so you don't need a jacket?" - Johan (bass) to a crowd member
 RHYS STEVENSON
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