There are your standard heavy metal festivals – and there is 70000TONS OF METAL. Just imagine: You’ve just returned from a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after spending hours enjoying the sun and white sand on a wonderful Caribbean beach. Feeling the warm wind blowing in your face, you are now sitting in a hot tub on a giant cruise ship, up close to a large stage, headbanging to your favourite band. You are watching from one of six whirlpools with a direct view of the stage on the pool deck, which is the biggest open air stage structure to sail the seas. It’s loud. It’s full of metalheads from all over the world. Sounds perfect? Well, it is ......
It’s been more than a week now since most fans have returned home from a more than successful 70000TONS OF METAL 2018 - round 8, more than a few of them still suffering from a serious case of PCD (post cruise depression) following four incredible days on board the Independence Of The Seas. More than 3,000 metalheads boarded the ship together with 61 bands, each of which was going to perform at least two shows (124 shows on 4 stages in total) during this unique event at sea. Some fans spent the shore day in Turks and Caicos with their favourite band during one of the various artist-led shore excursions. Picture yourself swimming with Meshuggah in the awe inspiring presence of majestic stingrays, or snorkeling with Aborted and Exhumed by your side to make you feel safe. Wolves on a safari? Sure, go on a coast-to-coast island tour with Wolfchant!
On top came the one of a kind All-Star performance “Jamming With Waters in International Waters” featuring members e.g. from Kreator, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Destruction, Sonata Arctica, Meshuggah, Enslaved, Primal Fear, Dark Tranquility, Voivod, Seven Spires and many more, playing all time heavy metal and hard rock classics together on stage for the first time ever.
And there was another premiere, a record rather, that no one expected to be broken after last year’s peak of 74 different nationalities represented on board: 2018 beat 2017 by one more nation and proved once again that 70000TONS OF METAL is the most global cruise, uniting 75 nations on board this year. Germany, USA and Canada were among the top five of the most represented nations aboard. The youngest sailor was only 1 year old, the oldest turned 79 on the ship.
Coming up: Round 9
So watch out, Sailors: After the cruise is before the cruise. Fans can already look forward to round 9 of 70000TONS OF METAL, THE original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sailing from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti and back, January 31 – February 4, 2019.
Tokyo based “Samurais from Hell”, Survive, will join Venom Inc + Suffocation on "Blood Stained Earth Tour 2018" in Europe, kicking off on March 9th in Bristol (UK). Other support will come from Brazilian thrashers Nervosa and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers Aeternam. Further details can be found below.
BLOOD STAINED EARTH TOUR 2018
VENOM INC + SUFFOCATION + NERVOSA + AETERNAM + SURVIVE
3.9.Fri - Bristol (UK) “Bierkeller”
3.10.Sat- Manchester (UK) “Rebellion”
3.11.Sun - Glasgow (UK) “Audio”
3.12.Mon - Birmingham (UK) “Asylum” -
3.13.Tue - London (UK) “Islington Academy”
3.14.Wed - Opwijk (BEL) “Nosta”
3.15Thu - Paris (FRA) “Petit Bain”
3.16Fri - Eindhoven (NLD) “Dynamo”
3.17.Sat - Hamburg (GER) “Kultur Palast”
3.18.Sun - Aarhus (DEN) “Voxhall”
3.19.Mon - Copenhagen (DEN) “Pumpehuset”
3.20.Tue - Mannheim (GER) “MS Connexion”
3.21.Wed - Ingolstadt (GER) “Eventhalle Westpark”
3.22.Thu - Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
3.23.Fri - Bologna (ITA) “Zona Roveri”
3.24.Sat - Graz (AUT) “Xplosiv”
3.25.Sun - Budapest (HUN) “Barba Negra”
3.26.Mon - Cluj Napoca (ROM) “Form Space”
3.27.Tue - Vienna (AUT) “Viper Room”
3.28.Wed - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
3.29Thu - Prague (CZE) “Futurum”
3.30.Fri - Dresden (Ger) “Eventwerk”
3.31.Sat - Katowice (Pol) “MegaClub”
Rotting Christ and Carach Angren have updated their extensive European co-headlining tour, "Rituals Amongst The Rotten" in January and February 2018. The Greek veterans and Dutch masters of horror metal will be joined by French blackened death outfit Svart Crown.
See below for an updated list of all confirmed shows with added pre-sales links.
Rotting Christ & Carach Angren + Svart Crown
26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock http://bit.ly/2zSr7bf
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling http://bit.ly/2AJ0ZQ1
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast http://bit.ly/2nlvANQ
29 Jan 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset http://bit.ly/2niKeVN
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden http://bit.ly/2zQqhM1
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club http://bit.ly/2j4efnT
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum http://bit.ly/2kdWje1
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei http://bit.ly/2niOYe4
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex http://bit.ly/2AJFLRV
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain http://bit.ly/2nfvw1X
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur http://bit.ly/2kbXR8m
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3 http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
08 Feb 18 Oviedo (ES) Sir Laurens http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
09 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club (tba)
10 Feb 18 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club (tba)
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony http://bit.ly/2BzmGiK
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage http://bit.ly/2jyLdfG
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene http://bit.ly/2Bp3djE
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion http://bit.ly/2ir4UJP
17 Feb 18 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen http://bit.ly/2BzshVZ
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob http://bit.ly/2AszbyY
In just one week, Benighted will embark on a great adventure by touring parts of Asia and India. The French death grind maniacs will perform in Dubai, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Vocalist Julien Truchan comments on behalf of the band: "Hey fellows! It's time for Benighted to bring the 'Necrobreed' madness to the East! We are stoked to announce our very first tour in Asia and India to be starting soon this November! We can hardly wait to see you all at our shows and discover how crazy your mosh-pits are in India, Dubaï, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam... stay sick and see you on tour!"
17 Nov 17 Dubai (AE) Rocky´s Cafe Regent Hotel
18 Nov 17 Delhi (IN) The People & Co
19 Nov 17 Guwahati (IN) O2
21 Nov 17 Imphal (IN) YAC Ground Yaiskul
24 Nov 17 Itanagar (IN) Nyokum Lapang
26 Nov 17 Hanoi (VN) Hanoi Rock City
27 Nov 17 Saigon (VN) La Fenétre Soleil
28 Nov 17 Singapore (SG) SLED Productions x Decline
30 Nov 17 Kuala Lumpur (MY) Playspace LIVE Damansara
03 Feb 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL (US) 70000 Tons of Metal (Exact date tba)
07 Apr 18 Moita (PT) Moita Metal Fest (exact date tbc)
20 Jul 18 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Festival (exact date tbc)
27 Jul 18 Chicago (US) Durty Nellie's (Domination Fest 5 - exact date tbc)
10 Aug 18 Obermehler (DE) Party.San Open Air (exact date tbc)
Benighted will be touring in support of their latest album 'Necrobreed', which was released on February 17th.
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
Rotting Christ and Carach Angren are announcing their extensive European co-headlining tour in January and February 2018. The Greek veterans and Dutch masters of horror metal will be joined by French blackened death outfit Svart Crown.
ROTTING CHRIST & CARACH ANGREN + SVART CROWN
26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast
29 Jan 18 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
08 Feb 18 Gijon (ES) Acapulco
09 Feb 18 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
10 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion
17 Feb 18 Veghel (NL) Veghel Black Fest
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
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:
In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album ‘Machine Messiah’, which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure Sepultura, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.
After an extremely successful tour with Kreator and a raft of festival shows in 2017, Sepultura will return to the UK, Ireland and Europe with their most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters Obscura are confirmed as direct support, followed by US-based death / black metallers Goatwhore and New Jersey's finest deathcore outfit, Fit For An Autopsy.
Andreas Kisser states:
"Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”
‘Machine Messiah Tour 2018’
w/ OBSCURA, GOATWHORE, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
23.02.2018 DE - Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT - Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT - Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT - Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL - Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL - Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE - Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE - Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE - München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL - Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK - Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK - Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IRE - Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK - Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK - Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK - London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE - Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE - Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
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.
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