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
Mexican metal hardcore group, Thell Barrio, embark on their “I Want You In The Pit”, (Eye for an Eye) European summer tour from 6th July to 9th August. This is a massive 28 concert trek, covering over 10 European countries which gives a great opportunity for fans of the unique Latin influenced band to see their heroes in the flesh.
Thell Barrio, was formed in late 2005 with the basic idea to make the voices of those who have always been oppressed by every kind and form of power and have their chance to say what they felt. They also grew-up in the neighbourhoods of Mexico, where all kinds of problems are experienced. So with an idea and a firm conviction that “once starting there was no turning back”, the band was originally formed. Thell Barrio play what they call Latin Core, a hybrid of their diverse influences. It’s an exciting mix of metal, hardcore, hip hop and Latin rhythms. Don’t miss it!
Thell Barrio are:
Gallero – Vocals | El Patron – Guitar | El Charro – Guitar | Marlon – Drums | El Chicano – Bass | Solin – Percussions
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
06.07 – Novi Sad, BE | Exit Festival 2017
07.07 – Postojna, SL | Trnje Fest 2017
08.07 – Carpi, IT | TSC Skatepark Carpi
09.07 – Ajdovščina, SL | Klub Baza Ajdovščina
11.07 – Banska Brystica, SK | Tartaros Rock Rock
12.07 – Danube, HU | Rockmaraton Fesztivál
13.07 – Chodov, CZ | Oáza
14.07 – Leipzig, DE | Tractor
16.07 – Freiburg, DE | White Rabbit Club
18.07 – Břeclav, CZ | Market Music Bar
19.07 – Bratislava, SK | British Rock Stars
20.07 – Velke Míeziříč, CZ | FAJTFEST
21.07 – Pobershau, DE | Rock Auf Dem Berg
22.07 – Ostrava, CZ | Barrák Music Club
23.07 – Prague, CZ | Musicclub Modrá Vopice
25.07 – Milan, IT | Blue Rose Club
26.07 – Montpellier, FR | Secret Place (Home Of Underground Rock)
27.07 – Barcelona, ES | TBA
28.07 – Bienne, CH | Eldorado Bar
29.07 – Namur, BE | Belvedere
30.07 – Rotterdam, NL | De Baroeg
31.07 – Volmerage Mines, FR | No Man’s Land
01.08 – Strasbourg, FR | Mudd Club
02.08 – Dresden, DE | Konk KLUB
03.08 – Jirkov, CZ | Rock Klub U Kanára
04.08 – Budapest, HU | Dürer Kert
05.08 – Castle old beauty, CZ | Skull Fest Open Air
06.08 – Marburg, DE | Szenario
Hot on the heels of their recently announced Fall U.S. tour with Vale Of Pnath and First Fragment, Virvum are proud to announce yet another exciting upcoming tour. Last year's debut album, Illuminance, put the Zurich, Switzerland-based crew in Virvum on the map in a big way and the group is eager to keep the momentum going. This summer Virvum will embark on a European tour with renowned technical death metal act Beyond Creation. The tour kicks off in Mid-June and ends on with a special appearance by both bands at the UK Tech Fest in early July. Where Virvum will perform on July 7th, and Beyond Creation will perform on July 9th. Dates for the tour follow below.
June 20 Aarau (CH) Kiff (with The Black Dahlia Murder)
June 21 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
June 22 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
June 24 Tuzla (BA) Club Palma
June 25 Sofia (BG) Live & Loud
June 26 Cluj-Napoca (RO) The Shelter
June 27 Kosice (SK) Colloseum
June 28 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
June 29 Wien (AT) Viper Room
June 30 München (DE) Feierwerk
July 1st Colmar (FR) Grillen
July 2nd Utrecht (NL) dB's
July 7th Newark (UK) Tech Fest
Death metal pioneers Suffocation announced the release of their new album ‘...Of The Dark Light’ (out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records) last week. In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to their fans. After a US trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don't miss out on these apocalyptic evenings! The entire itinerary can be found below.
Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented:
"We’re looking forward to coming back to the UK and Europe, and seeing all of our fans! We're going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘...Of The Dark Light’. So prepare to go ‘Beyond The Dark Light’ with us and see you in the pit!"
‘Beyond The Dark Light’ UK Tour dates:
27th Aug – Bristol, Bierkeller
28th Aug – Sheffield, O2 Academy
29th Aug – Glasgow, Audio
30th Aug – Newcastle, Riverside
31st Aug – London, Underworld
European dates are as follows:
5th Aug – France, Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, Sylak Open Air
6th Aug – Switzerland, Zurich, Werk 21
7th Aug – Germany, Munich, Backstage
8th Aug – Germany, Dresden, Eventwerk
9th Aug – Austria, Vienna, Viper Room
10th Aug – Czech Republic, Jaromer, Brutal Assault
11th Aug – Slovakia, Terchová, Terchovský Budzogan
12th Aug – Romania, Rasnov, Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13th Aug – Serbia, Novi Sad, The Quarter Club
14th Aug – Hungary, Budapest, Dürer Kert
16th Aug – Switzerland, Bellinzona - Pit Club
17th Aug – Germany, Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze
18th Aug – Germany, Wolfsburg, Hallenbad
19th Aug – Belgium, Méan, Metal Méan Fest
20th Aug – France, Saint-Nolff, Motocultor Festival
22nd Aug – Germany, Lindau, Club Vaudeville
24th Aug – Belgium, Bruges, Het Entrepot
25th Aug – Germany, Andernach - Death Feast Open Air
26th Aug – Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
Cellar Darling, the much-hyped new band formed by ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, will release their first studio album on June 30th. Together they will lead you away into their world of apocalyptic tales and heavy riffs, to awaken your imagination and stretch your musical tastes. This highly anticipated debut album with astounding 14 brand new tracks is entitled ‘This Is The Sound’.
“In less than a year we’ve formed a new band, written an album and come up with what we believe is our sound. This is who we are and we’re looking forward to what happens with it!” - Anna Murphy
"This is it: this is the result of nearly one year of incredibly intense creativity, of ups and downs, of loss and gain. This is the most personal work of our lives. This Is The Sound.” - Merlin Sutter
The band showcased their freshly recorded songs two weeks ago for the very first time:
"We’ve had the best time at our show in Lucerne earlier this month!", the band states. "For the first time, we got to play our brand new and freshly recorded songs live for you. We only wish that all of you who couldn’t make it, but who showed us such amazing support in the last year, could have been there with us. It was a magical and unique experience and we can’t wait for more.”
This was Cellar Darling’s very first performance after producing their debut album at New Sound Studio, under the watchful ear of the legendary producer and guitarist Tommy Vetterli (Coroner, Eluveitie). After an incredibly successful first show, the band will bring their new material, exclusively pre-release, to a few select clubs in Europe at the beginning of May. This is a unique chance to catch these intimate first shows before the release:
29th April – NL, Haarzuilens, Elfia Festival
5th May – SLO, Ljubljana, Orto Bar
6th May – I , Mantua, Milady Metal Fest
7th May – D, Munich, Backstage
14th July – CH, Bôle, ParaBôle Festival
16th-19th Aug – D, Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze
And in autumn, the travellers will embark on a journey together with symphonic metallers Delain
26th Oct – F, Paris, Alhambra
27th Oct – CH, Pratteln, Z7
28th Oct – D, Bochum, Zeche
29th Oct – D, Munich, Backstage
31st Oct – NL, Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
1st Nov – UK, London, Koko - http://www.koko.uk.com/listings/delain-01-11-2017
www.cellardarling.com | www.facebook.com/cellardarlingofficial
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
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
Benighted have announced the final round of European shows in support of their latest album 'Carnivore Sublime', which will kick off tomorrow at Deathfeast Open Air in Andernach, Germany.
A full list of confirmed BENIGHTED dates can be viewed below.
03 Sep 16 Andernach (DE) Jugendzentrum Andernach (Deathfeast Open Air)
10 Sep 16 Belley (FR) Le Réservoir
17 Sep 16 Villeurbanne (FR) Metalhead For Refugees
28 Oct 16 Sofia (BG) Club Live and Loud
29 Oct 16 Bucharest (RO) Club Quantic
30 Oct 16 Cluj (RO) Napoca Flying Circus
12 Nov 16 Stockholm (SW) Prostatattack Fest
16 Dec 16 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting (exact date tbc )
21 Jan 17 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
17 Feb 17 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
Benighted will soon reveal the first details about their new upcoming album.
The current album 'Carnivore Sublime' is still available from the Season of Mist shop: http://smarturl.it/BenightedShop and streaming in full here: https://benighted.bandcamp.com/album/carnivore-sublime
A few days ago, the organizers of the Under The Black Sun 2017 confirmed Czech kult Black Metal outfit Inferno for the festival, and now they have more for you already: The next great band that is going to play on the festival's 2017 edition are Western Germany's Black Metal occultists Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult. The band around vocalist / guitarist Onielar and guitarist Velnias released their latest album "Necrovision" in 2012 and return to the stage in Helenenau in the woods outside Berlin after eight years of UTBS abstinence.
The billing of Under The Black Sun 2017 thus looks like this so far:
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT (DE)
NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION (FR)
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST (DE)
Tickets for the Under The Black Sun 2017 are available under the following links:
E-Ticket (Early Bird): http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket-3249.html
Hardticket (Early Bird): http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket.html
You can find further information on the festival's homepage or on the UTBS facebook page.
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