Greece's SepticFlesh announce European tour with Inquisition; set to play The Lebanon for the first time
SEPTICFLESH have announced a big European tour in support of their latest masterpiece, 'Codex Omega'. The Greek masters of symphonic death metal will be joined by label mates and American black metal trailblazers INQUISITION.
The demons of winter will first be summoned in the Bavarian city of Munich on January 4th and will continue to raise hell in 10 more countries until a final black ceremony at the MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany on the 27th of January.
On further news, SEPTICFLESH will perform in Lebanon for the first time in their career. The Greeks have accepted an invitation to play the Minus 5 in Beirut on December 2nd.
SEPTICFLESH European Tour
04 Jan 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Jan 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
06 Jan 18 Praha (CZ) Klub Nová Chmelnice
07 Jan 18 Budapest (HU) Barbara Negra
08 Jan 18 Wien (AT) Viper Room
09 Jan 18 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
10 Jan 18 Bologna (IT) Alchemie Club
11 Jan 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Jan 18 Lyon (FR) Cco Jean Pierre Lachaize
16 Jan 18 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
17 Jan 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz
18 Jan 18 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum
20 Jan 18 Paris (FR) La Machine du Moulin Rouge
22 Jan 18 London (UK) The Underworld
23 Jan 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Jan 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
25 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
26 Jan 18 Matrix (DE) Bochum
27 Jan 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
SEPTICFLESH Festival Shows
02 Dec 17 Beirut (LB) Minus 5
12 Jan 18 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff! Winter-Fest 2018
13 Jan 18 Denain (FR) In Theatrum Denonium Festival
19 Jan 18 Angers Le Chabada (FR) Angers Mini Fest
'Codex Omega' has already been named "album of the month" by Spark Magazine (CZ), Scream Magazine (NO), Ultraje (PT), and Ghostcult Magazine (UK) among other high praise.
SEPTICFLESH are the indisputable masters of symphonic death metal and 'Codex Omega' is the perfect proof for this bold statement.
As we creep through October, BLOODSTOCK is very excited to announce three more bands for 2018!
Joining Friday’s bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, EMPEROR in a UK exclusive appearance. Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they’ll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums. “We're finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ to the UK! We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!” Check out a stream of the atmospheric opus here and get excited for next August - https://youtu.be/Jmlhq5rtFXw.
Also stepping into a main stage slot on Sunday are Californian circle pit kings, DEVILDRIVER. Frontman Dez Fafara tells us “DEVILDRIVER is playing BLOODSTOCK in 2018 and we couldn’t be more fucking ready to bring the heavy and get the whole festival moving! We are thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to see everyone there! Get ready to get the fuck in the pit!” Check out the band doing what they do best in the video for the title track of their current studio album, ‘Trust No One’ - https://youtu.be/XuVibnWHoLA.
Hotly-tipped, super brutal three-piece, NAILS land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday in a UK exclusive show. Frontman Todd Jones informs us, “I've been following BLOODSTOCK and looking at their advertisements online for the past few years, admiring how great a job the festival does having a great mix of underground bands and some of metal's biggest and finest. We're proud to finally say we're part of what BLOODSTOCK is doing to fight the good fight! We'll see all you motherfuckers at BLOODSTOCK!!!” Not familiar with NAILS? Melt your face with 91 seconds of hardcore intensity via the video for ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ - https://youtu.be/hGGGh03jN4w.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
Snap up your VIP tickets now as they’re going fast! The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced £290) and deluxe VIP packages are in the ticket store now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed. Luxpads have already sold out, but a selection of Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are still available. A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone. The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.
Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
"We're excited to announce a headlining UK tour this November, in support of our new album, Ugly Produce", states King Parrot's vocalist, Matt Young. The Australian thrash metal / grindcore band offered a positive update after the cancellation of their autumn European tour with Decapitated. King Parrot will start the tour in Norwich, UK, on November 7th, shortly after the completion of their ongoing North American run with Superjoint and DevilDriver.
"The new album has been getting a killer response in the US so far while we've been out on the road with Superjoint and Devildriver", Matt comments. "We're really looking forward to playing our own shows and some intimate venues and showing the audiences in the UK what this new material is all about. Check out Agonia Records, order the new album, and get familiar with the new tunes before we get over there and dismantle some venues!"
With that said, the rest of of Europe can expect to see King Parrot in early 2018.
UK tour dates:
07.11 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Studio
08.11 - Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum Basement
09.11 - London, UK @ Nightclub Kolis (The Lounge)
10.11 - Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
11.11 - Coventry, UK @ The Phoenix
12.11 - Leeds, UK @ Key Club
13.11 - Dundee, UK @ Church
14.11 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
15.11 - Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
16.11 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
King Parrot on-line:
’Twas the Friday before Christmas, when all over the ’farm,
instead of turning in early, we raised the alarm,
A concert would be held, in ol’ Camden Town,
Dress in denim ‘n’ leather, no need for a gown,
But who was the host of this festive soirée?
Orange Goblin of course, for their annual partayyyy…!
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, Orange Goblin invite you to their annual evening of stoner metal merriment at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, North London on Friday, December 22nd.
As is tradition, they’ll be bringing along some Evil Elves to help spread the festive cheer, and 2017’s Special Guests are none other than Karma To Burn, Black Moth & Riddles.
“It’s that time of year again, when we get to unleash a little bit of Heavy Metal festive cheer,” proclaims Orange Goblin front-man Ben Ward. “We are very excited to announce this year’s show, back at the trusted Electric Ballroom in Camden on Friday, December 22nd, and we have an amazing array of support bands to make this a very special Christmas show.
First up, there’s London’s own retro firecrackers, Riddles, who are sure to get things moving with their groove-laden mix of Sabbath and Hawkwind. Next up, there’s the awesome Black Moth, who are always devastating live and have just recorded what will surely be one of the albums of 2018. Then, as main support, we have a real treat for everyone with a very rare UK appearance from our old friends from West Virginia, the legendary Karma To Burn. Not forgetting ourselves, of course!
We’ve been very busy this year, playing festivals all over the world, and at the same time writing material for a new album, which will be recorded in January 2018. Who knows, we may even play a couple of brand new songs as an early Christmas present?? See you there, folks!”
Having survived the summer festivals, Orange Goblin round off the year with a handful of headline shows in Ireland, plus festival appearances in Greece, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. November will see them return to the US for an exclusive one-off performance opening the main-stage at the biggest heavy metal festival in America: Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.
Tickets for the Orange Goblin Electric Ballroom event go on sale on Friday, September 29th at 10am.
Asking Alexandria team up with Black Veil Brides for a co-headline tour in 2018, with the five-week trek, dubbed The Resurrection Tour, kicking off on Jan. 10 at the Complex in Salt Lake City.
“It’s finally happening, us and Black Veil Brides sharing a stage,” said Asking Alexandria drummer, James Cassells. “A new Asking Alexandria album, headlining sets, all the f***ing production… this tour is going to be larger than life. Don’t miss out.”
The tour announcement arrives following the premiere of “Into The Fire” (https://youtu.be/-jFgNreZPf0), the band’s first new song and video since reuniting with singer Danny Worsnop and a teaser of what is to come on the band’s forthcoming, as-of-yet untitled album (Dec. 15 via Sumerian Records)
The Resurrection Tour:
January 10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
January 11 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
January 12 Kansas City, KS Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
January 13 Minneapolis, MN Myth Live
January 15 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
January 17 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
January 18 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
January 19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club Stage
January 20 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
February 2 Worcester, MA Palladium
February 3 Portland, ME State Theatre
February 4 Montreal, QC M Telus
February 5 Toronto, ON Rebel
February 7 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
February 8 New York, NY Terminal 5
February 9 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
February 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
February 12 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
February 13 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
February 14 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
February 16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
February 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
February 19 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
February 20 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
February 22 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
February 23 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
February 24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
February 25 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
February 27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
March 1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
March 2 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Tickets are available this Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 am local time.
Bloodstock is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be Judas Priest! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their Bloodstock debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August.
The legendary band tell us, “Judas Priest are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at Bloodstock 2018!”
With Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Before we focus more on 2018, we’re very proud to reveal that Bloodstock raised £11,686.88 in 2017 for the very worthy Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing the total to over £60,000 since our partnership began. A giant thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years for their generous donations!
Get tickets now for 2018! The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced at £290) and Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) are available now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed. A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone. The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get further information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Irish metal three-piece Dead Label have today, announced a special London UK showcase performance for fans and industry professionals in Camden’s Black Heart on October 3rd. Tickets on sale now via Music Glue priced £5.00.
Following a busy Summer schedule with shows at Download UK, German dates with Nervosa as well as festival dates across mainland Europe, Dead Label are finally bringing their intense live show to London for a one-off exclusive showcase performance.
Having released their smash-hit video for ‘Pure Chaos’ earlier this year, the Celbridge-based metal band have been winning over legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to their infectious blend of formidable riffs and crushing grooves.
Check the out the video for "Pure Chaos here!
With a considerable amount of road experience under their collective belts, including 2014’s Japanese tour, 2015’s North American tour, 2016’s European tour with Fear Factory, as well as Irish dates with Machine Head, Gojira, Raging Speedhorn and notable festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air, Download UK, Metal Days to name but a few, Dead Label continue their quest in becoming one of metals hardest working unsigned bands.
Hand-picked by Live Nation’s Andy Copping for this year’s Download UK Festival, as well as appearing in Metal Hammer’s 'Hot New Bands’ feature in their December 2016 issue, to which Dom Lawson described the band as ‘A punishing groove metal monster with a thrash heart and a hardcore soul’ Dead Label have proved themselves to be one of metal’s most talked about unsigned bands and if you’ve seen them live, you will understand why that has come to be.
With Irish dates confirmed with SiKth this December and Hammerfest UK in March 2018, this will be the bands only London show for 2017 as they continue to write the follow-up to ‘Throne of Bones’.
Fall Out Boy are returning to Europe for three very special, intimate shows to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album MANIA. The four-piece will kick off the tour in Berlin on 8th January before heading to Stockholm on the 10th and wrapping in London on the 11th. In the UK, they will get up close and personal with their lucky fans at Brixton’s Electric. On Wednesday, lucky fans can enter an exclusive pre-sale for tickets by pre-ordering the album at the official online store, here. Tickets for all three dates go on general sale on Friday 22nd September at 9am.
8th January – Berlin Lido - www.ticketmaster.de
10th January – Stockholm Debaser - www.ticketmaster.se
11th January – London Electric Brixton - www.gigsandtours.com
Fall Out Boy also treated their fans to a brand-new track “The Last of the Real Ones”. The song is available to stream or download on all digital services now and the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band have also premiered a video, directed by Mccoy | Meyer, to accompany the song (view here).
Of the song, Pete Wentz says: “That kind of love you feel for someone because of their glitches, not in spite of them… where you feel the vacuum of them everywhere… and your heart just feels like TNT, quicksand and oblivion all at once…”
Fall Out Boy play a very special show tomorrow night in their home town of Chicago at the House Of Blues. They then kick off The MANIA Tour in Cleveland on October 20th. Blackbear and Jaden Smith are set as support acts on the tour. For tickets and more information, please visit www.falloutboy.com/tour.
MANIA Pre-order: https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania
Iconic German thrashers Rage are teaming up with their comrades Firewind for a Teutonic Tour for the ages. In January 2018 the band will co-headline two UK shows playing London's famous Underworld venue on January 21st and The Corporation in Sheffield the following night, January 22nd. Support comes from British metallers Crimes Of Passion UK.
Tickets for both dates are on-sale now. Secure yours here:
Jan 21st – London, Underworld
Jan 22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
RSVP to the London show on Facebook here: http://po.st/UnderRAGE
Rage released their new, 23rd studio album titled 'Seasons Of The Black' last month.
'Seasons Of The Black' was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by Rage, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (Marduk, Opeth, Katatonia) took care of mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).
UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that NWOBHM inspired thrashers Savage Messiah will be accompanying them as special guests on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates.
Savage Messiah stated:
“We are thrilled to be joining Cradle of Filth on their UK/IRE tour in Oct/Nov! We had a great show together in Portsmouth recently, so we jumped at the chance to do a full run. This promises to be a really great night of metal so make sure you get your tickets early and we look forward to celebrating the UK metal scene with everyone!"
Dani Filth commented on the tour:
"We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more"
Tickets are on sale now!
Cradle Of Filth ‘Cryptoriana World Tour’ - UK & Ireland
w. special guests Savage Messiah
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
Cradle Of Filth have also released a brand new video in which singer Dani Filth talks about working with Artūrs Bērziņš on the expressive artwork of their eagerly awaited 12th album, ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/oVa2QASL0Jw
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