British metalcore group Confessions Of A Traitor have announced an 11 date European tour supporting Crazy Town in January 2018. This comes hot on the heels of their UK dates in Swansea, Basingstoke and Bradford on January 12th, 13th and 14th. The band have an enjoyed a successful 2017 with the release of their EP Illuminate via Sliptrick Records and a lot of touring which has helped them reach out even further to the masses. They aim to kick off 2018 in the same vein with more gigs, new recordings and spreading the Confessions Of A Traitor word! Read more about Illuminate …here
Get your copy of Illuminate at: Shop Sliptrick | Amazon | iTunes
Illuminate | Released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on June 13th
European Tour dates:
Jan 18 | Viper Room | Vienna, AU
Jan 19 | Bozidarac | Belgrade, SRB
Jan 20 | Form-Space Cluj | Napoca, RO
Jan 21 | Hard Rock Cafe | Bucharest, RO
Jan 22 | Oddity | Iasi, RO
Jan 23 | Sentrum | Kiev, UA
Jan 24 | Fest Republic | L’viv, UA
Jan 25 | Eleven Club | Brno, CZ
Jan 26 | Barrak | Ostrava, CZ
Jan 27 | Club DK Luksus | Wroclaw, PL
Jan 28 | Cross Club | Prague, CZ
All dates below are supporting Crazy Town and with For The Win
Bloodstock are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up.
German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner! With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro's current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if you’re not clued up on the Metal Queen. Get a taster of what she does best with this live cut of ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ from Wacken - https://youtu.be/VOPRAID_4UA.
WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy join Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage line-up. Currently rampaging across Europe, the Century Media outfit dropped their seventh album ‘Judas’ last month and have racked up more than 10 million views of the title track’s video. Check it out at: https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg.
Swedish death metal outfit, Bloodbath will lay waste to the main stage on Friday. Guitarist Anders Nyström admits that “After eight years, our time has come to put the blood back in Bloodstock!” Not familiar with this supergroup featuring members of Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Opeth? Investigate their video for ‘Church of Vestitas’, taken from 2014’s ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ opus at https://youtu.be/whjf6LKmFYQ and ready yourself for their long-awaited return!
Landing a Saturday spot on the main stage are Greek symphonic death metal squad, Septicflesh. First formed back in 1990, the pioneers unveiled their tenth record, ‘Codex Omega’ in September. Record label, Season Of Mist are streaming the whole beast including a 360° video for ‘Dante’s Inferno’ over at https://youtu.be/gSE0UPuiVnM.
Bloodstock’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will become available at 9.00am on 16th December in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Weekend tickets are still available in very limited numbers at an ‘early bird’ price (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! To keep up with inflation and increased costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation sells out. Camper van pitches are also available now.
If you already know you can only attend for a single day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until next summer. Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber!
06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.nl/tour
Epica celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!
On Saturday 14th April 2018 – just after their UK tour - the symphonic metal icons, along with support from Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber, will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, Epica is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!
Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal Epica legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!"
Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting Anathema, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!"
Epica’s latest EP – ‘The Solace System’ was released September 1st via Nuclear Blast – purchase links below:
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://bit.ly/2zPeREY
Limited Edition NB Anniversary Green Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2zPOaQG
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://amzn.to/2j3iL5p
Order ‘The Solace System’ digitally: http://apple.co/2A80DSE
Danish metallic hardcore outfit Lifesick has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.
Lifesick is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.
See Lifesick's official video for "In Love With Hate" RIGHT HERE.
Lifesick European Tour Dates:
11/29/2017 Innocent - Hengelo, NL
11/30/2017 Vort'n Vis - Ieper, BE
12/01/2017 The Crowndale - London, UK
12/02/2017 Temple Of Boom - Leeds, UK w/ Harley Flanagan
12/03/2017 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/04/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/05/2017 Faust - Hannover, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/06/2017 Scheune - Dresden, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/07/2017 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw, PL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/08/2017 Arena - Vienna, AU w/ Harley Flanagan
12/09/2017 Legend Club - Milano, IT w/ Harley Flanagan
12/15/2017 Ungdommenshus - Fredericia, DK
Lifesick twists the clobbering sounds of bands like Merauder, Xibalba, and Nails, combined with the northern European climate: harsh, cold, and steeped in metal history. Between brutal breakdowns and direct, forceful vocals, the young Danes make their mark with evil melodies that ooze black and death metal vibes, all delivered in the crushing tone of the HM-2.
London's Formicarius joins Devilment for a fiendishly festive December show at the Camden Underworld
The fiends of Formicarius have been invited to join Dani Filth’s Devilment for an evening of quintessentially English black metal at the Camden Underworld, on Sunday December 10th.
Formicarius will offer up a selection of dark delights from their Black Mass Ritual debut, before Nuclear Blast recording artists Devilment invite the assembled hordes to revel in the wickedness of The Mephisto Waltzes.
Formicarius launched their Black Mass Ritual album at the Underworld with a triumphant show alongside Tengger Cavalry and cannot wait to return to what is fast becoming a favourite venue for the performance of their black incantations.
There can surely be no finer diabolical pairing than the Cradle Of Filth frontman’s gothic horror show of Devilment and the wild, symphonic darkness of Formicarius. A savagely splendid way to kick off the festive season we’re sure you’ll agree...
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce that its 8-member Symphonic metallers Aevum are to join the oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, on their “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” tour in Europe, kicking off on February 24th running through Holland, Germany, UK, France and Spain! See the shows below.
February 24th - Arnhem (NL) - Willem 1
February 25th - Essen (DE) - Turock
February 26th - London (UK) - Underworld
February 27th - Paris (FR) - Petit Bain
February 28th - Nantes (FR) - Ferrailleur
March 2nd - Madrid (ES) - Copernico
March 3rd - Barcelona (ES) - Bovedo
March 4th - Montpellier (FR) - Secret Place
March 6th - Koln (DE) - Jungle
March 7th - Berlin (DE) - Bi Nuua
Other upcoming Aevum shows:
2-12-17 @ Female Metal Fest - Geneve (CH)
17-2-18 @ CG - Busto Arsizio (IT)
https://www.aevumband.com – https://www.dischronia.com – https://www.facebook.com/AevumOpera
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final world tour announcement this morning.
Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping says:
“We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store.
Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson admits that their:-
"last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the Bloodstock crowd. Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May all those that doubt be impaled upon them."
Look out for the band’s long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!
German power metallers, Orden Ogan also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday. The band released ‘Gunmen’, their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records. Check out the video for ‘Gunman’ here and get a taster of what’s in store for their set in 2018 - https://youtu.be/JPm46Qgyn24.
Atlanta aggrotech outfit, Combichrist also join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday. The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ which landed in 2016. Check out the new track, ‘Broken:United’ at the following link - https://Combichrist.lnk.to/BrokenUnited.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, Memoriam. Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, Memoriam’s pedigree is high. The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, ‘For The Fallen’ released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. Check out ‘Reduced To Zero’ taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/Nmucoieg2Lc.
Bloodstock’s Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning, 31st October at 9.00am! The ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if you purchase the Rock Society membership + ticket bundle option), but all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage & production areas to see ‘behind the scenes’, the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community where you can make friends and get to know your fellow RockSoc members and plenty more besides. Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society. Memberships are priced at £75, limited to 300 and sell out almost immediately, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up.
Also now in the store are tickets for our new Vanaheim campervan field. Due to increasing demand each year, we've made some site adjustments to allow for more pitches. As such, the new Vanaheim site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130. Campervan pitches always sold through very rapidly, so this allows for more of our metal brethren to join the campervan club. Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.
With Friday night headliners, Judas Priest, Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced, along with Emperor, Devildriver and Nails, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Bloodstock.’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now Sold out! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s 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.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce the “Start the Machine" UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album due out on Napalm Records next April!
The “Start the Machine” tour will feature special guests US Alternative rockers CKY plus another great act to be announced imminently.
Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says “We could not be more excited about our next UK tour and want it to be our best to date. CKY are an amazing band so we are really happy to be taking them with us on this run We also cannot wait to play Brixton again every time we play there it just gets better and better."
Skindred plan to release a first single from the album imminently with more details to follow. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 27th at 9am UK time!
19.04.18 - Norwich , UEA
20.04.18 - Southampton, 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 - Nottingham, Rock City
22.04.18 - Manchester, Academy
24.04.18 - Glasgow , 02 ABC
25.04.18 - Bristol, 02 Academy
27.04.18 - Leeds, 02 Academy
28.04.18 - London, 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 - Birmingam, 02 Institute
Tickets will be available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.skindred.net
36 Crazyfists have announced an extensive UK and European tour for January / February 2018, starting in Glasgow and finishing in Berlin.
Having just released their deeply personal album ‘Lanterns’ on September 29th via Spinefarm Records, this tour marks the first opportunity for fans to experience new tracks such as ‘Death Eater’ and ‘Better To Burn’ live.
36 Crazyfists frontman, Brock, says, “We couldn't be more excited to come back to the U.K. And Europe in support of our new album ‘Lanterns’ and jam for all of our people across the pond!!”
The tour dates are as follows…
1/18/2018 GLASGOW, SCOTLAND @ CATHOUSE
1/19/2018 MANCHESTER, UK @ ACADEMY 3
1/20/2018 BIRMINGHAM, UK @ ACADEMY 2
1/21/2108 LONDON, UK @ ISLINGTON ACADEMY
1/23/2018 PARIS, FRANCE @LA MAROQUINERIE
1/24/2018 AMSTELVEEN, HOLLAND @ P60
1/25/2018 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM @ AB CLUB
1/26/2018 COLOGNE, GERMANY @ JUNGLE
1/27/2018 EINDHOVEN, HOLLAND @ DYNAMO
1/28/2018 KARLSRUHE, GERMANY @ DIE STADTMITTE
1/29/2018 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND @ WERK 21
1/31/2018 BARCELONA, SPAIN @ SALA RAZZMATAZZ 2
2/1/2018 MADRID, SPAIN @ SALA CARACOL
2/2/2018 BILBAO, SPAIN @ SALA ROCKET
2/4/2018 MILAN, ITALY @ LEGEND
2/5/2018 BOLOGNA, ITALY @ LOCOMOTIV
2/6/2018 MUNICH, GERMANY @ BACKSTAGE HALLE
2/7/2018 VIENNA, AUSTRIA @ CHELSEA
2/8/2018 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA @ RANDAL
2/9/2018 WARSAW, POLAND @ HYDROZAGADKA
2/10/2018 PRAGUE, CZECH REP. @ ROCK CAGE
2/11/2018 BERLIN, GERMANY @ MUSIK AND FRIEDEN
Tickets will be available from Friday 20th October at 10am (GMT) via all the usual outlets.
Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon first-hand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length, ‘Lanterns’.
‘Lanterns’ is available to listen to and purchase here: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/GOFsU
36 Crazyfists have revealed an official video for album track ‘Better to Burn’, check it out here:
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