Switzerland's Insanity have announced their upcoming Asia Tour 2017. The band will be touring April 15-23 in South Korea and Japan with support bands like The Geeks, No Shelter, Iris and Dawn Of The Maya. Tour dates are as follows:
April 15 Seoul (S. Korea) GBN Live House
April 16 Seoul (S. Korea) GBN Live House
April 18 Tokyo (Japan) Club Science
April 19 Kashiwa (Japan) Alive
April 21 Nagoya (Japan) Rad Hall
April 22 Osaka (Japan) Sakai Goith
April 23 Tokyo (Japan) Hatsudai Wall
In other news, Insanity has inked a deal with Bastardized Recordings. Next up is the release of the Swiss Hardcore band's new album on the German label in May. Be prepared for unique, genuine Hardcore that is highly addictive through a lot of gangshouts and singalongs, all of which is based on moving rhythms in the NYHC tradition.
The band comments:
"We are honored to announce that we signed a deal with Bastardized Recordings in Germany. The label showed great interest in our music, which is why we're convinced that this is going to be a fruitful cooperation. Bastardized will release our long-announced third record, from which you can hear some first music soon, so stay tuned! We're looking forward to a successful time together."
2017 got off to a flying start for Astroid Boys, releasing new track Foreigners which is currently sitting at over 150,000 views on YouTube and things are looking to get even better as today Astroid Boys announce a string of UK live dates starting in April!
After gaining a big following on the underground scene since forming in 2012, rising rock/grime collective Astroid Boys, who hail from Cardiff’s CF10 area code, have partnered with Music for Nations (Sony) as the label’s first signing since being recently re-launched.
Comprising Traxx (MC), Benji (MC), DJ Comfort (DJ), Dellux (producer) and Big H (drums), Astroid Boys have created something new and exciting, which was the intention when co-frontman Traxx started the band in 2012, wanting to merge his past as a punk kid with his transition into grime in his late teens.
With the band sitting comfortably between grime and punk/hardcore, their sound fuses together multiple sub-cultures and perspectives—a growth that defines them less as a band and more as a voice for the youth. Not many artists can say they’ve supported Trash Talk and Deez Nuts, as well as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Skepta and Stormzy, but Astroid Boys have taken their live show to the urban and metal scenes across the UK. Along with an impressive list of tour supports under their belt, they’ve played at Reading & Leeds Festival, Download Festival and T in the Park, as well as festivals in mainland Europe, including Block Party Festival and With Full Force Festival in Germany.
28th April – Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
2nd May – Music Hall, Ramsgate
3rd May – The Horn, St Albans
4th May – Empire, Coventry
5th May – Vintage Bar, Doncaster
6th May – Parish, Huddersfield
8th May – KU Bar, Stockton
9th May – Tunnels, Aberdeen
10th May – Alma Inn, Bolton
11th May – Focus Wales, Central Station, Wrexham
9th June – Download Festival, Donington
13th August – Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Ticket link: www.astroid-boys.com
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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.
Regina, Saskatchewan (CA) Metallers TMHM will embark on their Eastern Canadian Tour August 5.
TMHM (formerly The Man and His Machine) is a four-piece metal band. The group combines punk, hardcore, thrash metal, and rock with gritty word-heavy vocals to produce a chaotic and dynamic sound. On August 17 the band will mark their sixth release with their debut full length album Stage Names, recorded at Rain City Studios in Vancouver, BC with Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, Youth Decay) and his team of engineers.
American hardcore band Every Time I Die has announced a European tour for December this year.
The band will be kicking off the tour on December 2nd in Germany (Cologne) and playing in the Netherlands and Belgium, before heading to Southend on December th for an extensive tour of United Kingdom. The full list of dates is below.
December 2nd, 2016 – Cologne, Luxor, DE – TICKETS
December 3rd, 2016 – Berlin, Cassiopeia, DE – TICKETS
December 4th, 2016 – Hamburg, Hafenklang, DE – TICKETS
December 5th, 2016 – Eindhoven, Dynamo, NL – TICKETS
December 6th, 2016 – Antwerp, Kavka, BE – TICKETS
December 8th, 2016 - Southend, Chinnerys, UK – TICKETS
December 9th, 2016 – Norwich, Owl Sanctuary, UK – TICKETS
December 10th, 2016 – London, Brooklyn Bowl, UK – TICKETS
December 11th, 2016 – Brighton, The Haunt, UK – TICKETS
December 12th, 2016 – Cardiff, The Globe, UK – TICKETS
December 14th, 2016 – Derby, The Venue, UK – TICKETS
December 15th, 2016 – Doncaster, Vintage Bar, UK – TICKETS
December 16th, 2016 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK – TICKETS
December 17th, 2016 – Manchester, Gorilla, UK – TICKETS
December 18th, 2016 – Glasgow, King Tuts, UK – TICKETS
December 19th, 2016 – Newcastle, Riverside, UK – TICKETS
December 20th, 2016 – Huddersfield, The Parish, UK – TICKETS
Deez Nuts are thrilled to announce further touring in support of their latest album “Word Is Bond”. which entered the German charts at #34 upon its release in April 2015.
European Summer Tour 2016 pt. 2
29.07.16 (CZ) Moravská Třebová - Pod Parou
30.07.16 (AT) Innsbruck - Weekender
02.08.16 (DE) München - Free And Easy
03.08.16 (DE) Lichtenfels - Paunchy Cats
05.08.16 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.16 (DE) Lichtenstein - JZ Riot
10.08.16 (IT) Osimo - Wetfest
11.08.16 (SI) Tolmin - Punkrock Holiday
12.08.16 (AT) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
14.08.16 (UK) Kingston upon Thames - The Fighting Cocks
15.08.16 (UK) Plymouth - Underground
16.08.16 (UK) Bournemouth - The Anvil
18.08.16 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.16 (BE) Hasselt - Pukkelpop
20.08.16 (DE) Trier - Summerblast - Early Afternoon
20.08.16 (DE) Dessau - Destruction Derby - Late Night
EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016 pt. 1
09.-12.06.2016 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
13.06.2016 (FR) Lille - La Peniche
14.06.2016 (FR) Nancy - La Machine a Vapeur
15.06.2016 (FR) Lyon - La Marquise
17.06.2016 (DE) Oberwolfach - Wolfklause
18.06.2016 (DE) Saarwellingen - Rockcamp
20.06.2016 (DE) Bremen - Tower *
21.06.2016 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers *
22.06.2016 (NO) Oslo - John Dee *
24.-25.06.2016 (NL) Ysselsteyn - Jera On Air Festival
26.06.2016 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville *
27.06.2016 (AT) Salzburg - Rockhouse *
28.06.2016 (SI) Bratislava - Majestic *
29.06.2016 (PL) Poznan - Pod Minoga
30.06.2016 (PL) Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
01.07.2016 (DE) Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
02.07.2017 (DE) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
03.07.2017 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
04.07.2017 (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.07.2017 (DE) Dresden - Groovestation
07.07.2017 (DE) Erfurt - From Hell
08.07.2017 (DE) Proelsdorf - Krach am Bach
09.07.2017 (DE) Bonn - Rockaue
* w/ Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder
DEEZ NUTS online:
Brisbane, Australia alien metallers Aversions Crown will return to Europe once again this year! This time they'll be destroying the European clubs with Belgian Hardcore outfit Nasty, UK-based metallers Malevolence and German newcomers Vitja. The touring package will be completed by Japanese hardcore group Sand and also US-based metallers Varials.
Tickets on sale now, see below for UK ticket-links. Full dates for the 'Taste Of Anarchy' tour as follows:
"Taste Of Anarchy" Tour
w/ Nasty, Malevolence, Vitja, Sand (from 15.10.), Varials (until 14.10.)
23.09. D Hannover - Musikzentrum
24.09. D Offenbach - Kommune2010
25.09. D Stuttgart - Hallschlag
26.09. F Paris - Glaz'Art
27.09. F Nantes - La Scene Michelet
28.09. F Toulouse - Metronum
29.09. E Vitoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
30.09. P Lisboa - tbc
01.10. E Madrid - tbc
02.10. E Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 3
03.10. F Les Pennes Mirabeau, Marseille - Le Jas Rod
05.10. F Montbelliard - tbc
06.10. CH Genf - Usine
07.10. CH Aarau - Kiff
08.10. I Neumarkt, Bozen - Point
09.10. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
10.10. D Munich - Hansa 39
11.10. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.10. CZ Prague - Rock Café
13.10. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
14.10. A Vienna - Szene Wien
15.10. D Hämmern - Back To Reality
16.10. B Antwerpen - Zappa
17.10. D Saarlouis - JUZ
18.10. PL Poznan - Pod Minoga
19.10. D Berlin - Lido
20.10. D Rostock - Peter Weiss Haus
21.10. D Leipzig - Conne Island
22.10. NL Einhoven - Dynamo
23.10. UK Manchester - Sound Control
24.10. UK Glasgow - G2
25.10. UK Birmingham - Rainbow
26.10. UK London - Underworld
27.10. NL Utrecht - Pandora
28.10. D Köln - Essigfabrik (»Taste Of Anarchy Fest«)
29.10. D Hamburg - Logo
Location: Southend, Essex
Date: 18th July 2013
What a night this was what with a whole of Essex bands playing including Killing Jimmy who were unveiling their new single and amongst the whole chaos created that night, coming from Croydon were Metalcore mob Break The Boundaries; their band name did not sum up the night as they certainly broke the amps. Whilst the crowd assembled in no orderly fashion, tuning up their instruments was the first band of the evening, Southend's Groove / Metalcore merchants Cast Asunder.
By Rhys Stevenson
< Spencer Lewis' beat-boxing impression did not go according to plan.
First up is Cast Asunder, now whilst I do not know who this band are they certainly got the crowd woken up out of their pathetic trance-like state. What pursued next was a tuned-down version of Lamb Of God, that irate sense of Metalcore smothering the room and the groove elements finishing off the crowd as they sort of moshed and danced at the same time, but whilst that happened Cast Asunder certainly delivered a well received performance, even if the music itself is nothing new they certainly seem to be heading in the right direction. Given they have only been going a year, they certainly seemed to have the potential to make that year count, and so they did. Sadly no sooner did they start did they finish their set and disembark the stage for the second act of the evening to see if they could out-do Cast Asunder.
This is what happens when biting the microphone >
Not exactly the most convincing band of the night, here Dishonor the so called 'Metallic Hardcore' band from Southend walked the walk, but failed to talk the talk. Given credit they gave a reasonable performance but extremely fell short of one's expectations, it seems as if these sorts of bands try to play Hardcore and act hardcore without actually realizing Hardcore stemmed from punk, so whilst the hardcore dancing continued and a couple of beers got spilled (the mess was unbeerable), Dishonor did their utmost attempt at delivering a performance that would make their fans proud, I am sure it did but for me, nope they certainly lacked luster tonight and lacked even more oomph to even attempt to convince oneself of their decency tonight, it simply was non-existent.
< "Fart after eating curry they said, you won't feel pain they said"
Clambering up on top of the stage to save the day was Croydon's very own Metalcore armada Break The Boundaries and as the lads got the crowd's focus back and excited them to such a level it made some punters weep at how this lot tonight wiped the floor with Dishonor. Break The Boundaries delivered a scintillating performance and explosion of music that could be compared to the same force experienced standing behind a taking off Boeing 747 at Gatwick Airport, you could say Break The Boundaries earned their wings tonight as a potential band to storm the UK with extreme force. Carefully orchestrated and their stage presence was sublime, there was hardly anything to fault this lot by tonight as they had simply proved their worth as a band to watch, and watch we will.
Mark apparently had neck problems >
After all the metallic metal and hard hardcore hype of tonight, it was time to tune things down so many notches that you could consider the headlining act as more of an appetizer than an actual dessert, not to imply they are edible; that's cannibalism. Pow, delivering their funked up style of Pop Rock / aggressive music is Basildon's Killing Jimmy; Basildon indeed - finally something to cheer about. Getting down to business, the band's performance tonight was perhaps their best one to date, not only did they unveil a new single which in itself is a promising sign that their upcoming release is going to be an absolute belter, but also the band seemed to have notched up their performance a bit as to erase all their past performances and instate a new visage and musical element to their catchy music and beautiful lyrics. Killing Jimmy did not fail to disappoint tonight and nor did the crowd fail them, there is hope for Basildon yet.
Gig Report - Camden The Hobgoblin (The Devonshire Arms) - Terrorizer Grindhouse - Nathicana, The Conflict Within, L Sol Tace
< Clinton playing guitar whilst dreaming standing up
Terrorizer Grindhouse and the line-up from this evening featured two London bands and one Ipswich band, on this cold and bitter evening the warmth of The Hobgoblin (The Devonshire) kept all metalheads attending satisfied until a sound that came from the far corner of room filled the pub with the noise of riffs, drumbeats and sound-check, it was Black / Death Metal mob Nathicana warming up and as soon as they unleashed their first song from the depths of hell, the temperature in the room rose above 30C as the sweat began to drip from the band as they slaughtered all those caught up by the audio blast. Mauling each and every individual one by one and at the same time producing a performance that sufficed everyone's expectations, whilst the brainchild behind Terrorizer Grindhouse, the one and only Miranda Yardley looked on with a smile on her face, knowing that the lads had set out the path for the other bands to follow, a path full of explosive music and sheer satisfaction amongst the attendees, sadly as soon as the last song was prepared to be executed, it was time for them to make their exit and let the Suffolk crew take over, namely The Conflict Within.
Phil was already staring out the git that stole his pint of beer >
Soon it was time for The Conflict Within to make their mark, minus one musician of whom could not make it due to personal issues. This sadly meant that their live sound suffered a blow and although they gave a spectacular and mesmerizing performance, the sharpness was cut down in size and so therefore they lost the cutting edge playing style they usually mount on top of the stage. But none the less the band from Suffolk done their duties and played a show that would make the missing musician all so proud, again this was not the band at their best but they made attempts to keep their integrity and elaborate musicianship intact, soon time passed and it was their turn to leave the stage for the headline act L Sol Tace, but the likelihood is that next time The Conflict Within play this venue or indeed live again, they will be bigger, better, badder and harder.
< Anton Swan practicing his trick for Halloween 2013
This is the first time seeing L Sol Tace line-up without their ex-guitarist Johnny D'mage (who now plays for Arjento), at first it seemed as if it was going to be a generic Metalcore sound that the band was going to produce, taking into account the visual look and instruments utilized, however the resulting performance was on par with the same sound experienced by Lamb of God, that elegant mix of Groove Metal with Metalcore. L Sol Tace (which means 'the sun is silent' and comes from Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy) had proven they are more than capable of silencing the tipsy individuals in the pub by this time of night and capitalized on that by delivering a face-smacking punchline that consisted of riffs, blast-beats and gnarly vocals. All in all this was a decent performance and is sure to act as a foundation for the band to improve upon when playing live.
 RHYS STEVENSON
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