Dubai-based death metallers Nervecell announced their upcoming Asia tour Torture Over Asia 2018. Commented the band:
"We are looking forward to kicking off our 2018 touring cycle promoting our new album "Past, Present...Torture" in Asia next month. Although we've done a few Asian tours before, this run is special considering these shows will be our first live appearances since the release of the new album, and also because it will be our first time performing in countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia where we have never been to before. So if you are in any of the cities we'll be stopping by, be sure to come out and have a night of metal mayhem with us. See you there!".
May 5th Pulp Summer Slam Festival - Manila, Philippines
May 6th Jack's Studio - Taipei, Taiwan
May 9th Hard Rock Cafe - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
May 12th Playspace Live - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 7th Bangalore Open Air - Bangalore, India
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Arguably India's biggest band Demonic Resurrection have recently announced a massive tour of the UK with special guests Wretched Soul.
Also for this tour Arran McSporran and Shoi Sen from UK metallers De Profundis will be joining the DR line-up on bass and lead guitar respectively.
The dates for the tour are as follows -
10.05.18 - Green Door Store, Brighton
11.05.18 - The Swan, Ipswich
12.05.18 - TBC (If you know a guy, then call us)
13.05.18 - Incineration Festival, London
14.05.18 - The Junction, Plymouth
16.05.18 - Star & Garter, Manchester
17.05.18 - Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
18.05.18 - The Hammer & The Anvil, Birmingham
19.05.18 - Eradication Festival, Cardiff
20.05.18 - Anvil Rockbar, Bournemouth
The band adds, "It's been 4 years since we've played in the UK and we couldn't be happier to return. We toured with De Profundis (and Onslaught) last time around and we became good friends with all of them. With the current line-up of the band it made the most sense to call upon our friends Shoi and Arran to fill in the empty bass and lead guitar spots, they are both stellar musicians and with their experience you know that Demonic Resurrection is going to deliver the goods. We look forward to seeing all our fans at the shows."
More information on this can be found on the official Demonic Resurrection page HERE.
The second festival appearance is at Eradication Festival 2018 where the leading band will be playing alongside bands such as Extreme Noise Terror, Hecate Enthroned, Wombbath, Warlord UK and others. RSVP HERE.
The band also released a brand new video of their song Krishna - The Cowherd AT THIS LINK.
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Indian Black / Death Metal band Demonic Resurrection have launched a crowd funding campaign for a all India tour. They're covering 8 cities in total. Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kochi and Indore. This is a tour, for the fans and by the fans.
So all you got to do is head over to their Wisberry page: https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/demonic-resurrection-all-india-tour/ and buy a ticket for the concert in your city. Tickets are priced at Rs.500/- and there will be DR plus 2 local bands at each city. You can pay more for the ticket if you like. You can also pick up a VIP ticket or a limited edition tour t-shirt.
This is all or nothing. Which means if they don't hit our target amount we'll cancel the tour and refund all the money. So do pick up your tickets soon and also do help us spread the word about the tour.
In other news we'll also be touring the UK in May and more details on the FB page soon enough.
Cheers & Stay Demonic!
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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.
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.
This band here did something totally epic (it's pretty HUGE for an Indian band with humble beginnings to end up touring with a band like SIX FEET UNDER!) -
Systemhouse33 have shocked the nation by completing a successful European tour with none other than the well-established US band, Six Feet Under. This veteran band that began from a small town and landed up in Mumbai, India, playing modern thrash metal with powerful groove touches, have outdone themselves with their very relevant and aptly titled new album 'Regression', which is a reflection of the current mindset of majority of the people in the country. While the rest of the world is moving forward, alas, due to the current political scenario coupled with an outmoded interpretation of the Hindu religion, the manner of living over here is getting increasingly regressive, especially towards women. But as you all know, there's no stronger power of expression by way of music than extreme metal to voice that sentiment all over the world. 'Regression' of the times is evident, for now, and here's a well-written metal album trying to spread that meaningful message as far as it can possibly reach.
'Regression' was released January 31st
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The date was set for the extreme strike on Kolkata (Calcutta). But then the inevitable had to happen, guess it's what is keeping the Kolkata scene from rising up to the highest of levels. The headliners of Ritual Ascension Fest II, Nafarmaan, got bombed and battered on their way, you could guess that the people understood their fake nature will be ripped wide open by these guys, hence this made it impossible for the virtual earthquake to hit the Indian ground! But can this really prevent the love and support for Extreme Metal to up rise in Kolkata? Hell no! And that is how Ritual Ascension Fest II was carried out.
Yes, many didn't turn up due to various reasons, but there were enough to show their passion and rage on the Extreme Metal wagon! We all got the unfortunate news that, Nafarmaan could not make it, but those who made it were looking forward to how the Putrid Ascendancy hordes would respond and they sure didn't disappoint! Though it started a tad late, but that's bearable if the show is a great one, read on for what transpired!
The first on stage was Armament, from a general point of view we have seen how these guys have gone from strength to strength, almost making the Black / Thrash Metal genre their own for good. They started with "From The Past Comes The Storm" (Sepultura tribute), a cover which the band is perfecting with each passing day. The gig started off on a real high note, although this was a slightly down performance compared to the other Armament performances witnessed beforehand. It seems that way because of the high standards fans come to expect from these guys. Their originals as always had the crowd really gripped onto them, and the demo video of "Gas Chamber" released a few days before only made it better. But it was really the last two covers which was the highlight for these guys. "Crush Kill Destroy" (Sarcofago tribute) left the crowd really wanting to crush down the false people, and then came the big moment. The ex-guitarist of Armament, "Syd Myers", joined forces for what was to be a nostalgic performance from Ritual Ascension Fest I. They paid tribute to the mighty "Sodom", with "Remember The Fallen", although there were a few glitches here and there but it was the moment more than the song which was important in this one! With this Armament completed a set list with full of the extra ordinary energy these guys bring on stage and some moments of absolute brilliance! They go on to play Thrashfest in Mumbai, and rest assured Mumbai will experience what the cream of the Kolkata scene can offer!
Complete Set list:-
[Armament at Ritual Ascension Fest II - War.Cult.Supremacy.]
Next up we had Kapalin. This band has gone a long way from their debut performance at Morbid Death Fest II. They understood what was missing and in time added a new vocalist, released the bassist from vocals duties and recruited a drummer to have a complete line up. Black / Death Metal has to be one of the toughest genres to play and applause must be given to the guys for attempting it. This time around Kapalin showed why they have great potential for the future. Maybe it was the occasion, maybe it was the more complete line up, maybe it was more rigorous practice but these guys sounded at least 100x better than what was displayed at MDF II. They paid some essential tributes to the gods of the genre in "Blasphemy" and "Bestial Warlust" by covering "War Command" and "Till The End" respectively. In amongst these gems they inserted their originals filled with rawness in the form of "World War III" (original, not the Exciter number), "Warstrike", but the best moment of their performance was the original "Funeral Sleep". This is the number to really look out for. Overall a much tighter performance and it will be really interesting to see how these guys go about in the future!
Complete Set list:-
[Kapalin at Ritual Ascension Fest II - War.Cult.Supremacy.]
And then came the band of the night. Necrodeity slayed with full power and real aggression. They started of with a pre-recorded intro and then really jumped into their originals. Some of them are becoming Necrodeity must see's whenever they go live. But the only cover they featured was definitely the moment of the gig too, "Fear Of Napalm" by Terrorizer. You need real balls to cover the masters of Grind and Necrodeity are making it a thing of their own covering Terrorizer. Without any doubt the best tribute by any band that evening and a real highlight of the gig. If you were there and missed this you might as well ask for your money back, it was so f**king epic! Bestial hails to the Necrodeity horde as they march on to their second consecutive show at the annual Trend Slaughter Fest IV at Bangalore!
Complete Set list:-
[Necrodeity at Ritual Ascension Fest II - War.Cult.Supremacy.]
Then we had the guys in Purgation hitting the stage. Fresh from their debut EP release "Exterminated Malfeasance" and the epic Banish the Posers Fest, Bangladesh unleashed their brutality with full force! Like Kapalin, there was major improvements in the performance by these guys from last time. Maybe it's the effect of the Bangladeshi winds which have helped these guys grow even further! They played their originals which all featured on the EP and also unleashed a new song which they just started working on about 2 weeks ago, and by the look of it something really cool waited on the other side, after the song is completely worked upon! Purgation also covered the song which is now almost a necessity in every Purgation performance, "Charred Remains" from Death Metal masters Autopsy. Overall a tidy performance and would be really cool to see how Purgation goes about their new Original(s) and probably a full length is not far off!
Complete Set list:-
[Purgation at Ritual Ascension Fest II - War.Cult.Supremacy.]
And the last band for the day were Deadbolt. Well you got to feel for these guys, they had a really killing set list but one of the biggest issues to hit a gig, that is time hit these fellas hard. They missed out on two songs but made most of the time allotted to them. They started the set off in fantastic fashion with their original "Kill for Chaos" and had the crowd going really with them. But a technical glitch soon followed when the drummer's paddle came off but it is highly exciting to see such a young band being pro-active, that both the guitarist's and the bassist started doing impromptu instrumentals! This holds the band in good steed and shows how utterly professional these guys are! They continued their set and although one of their guitarists had a broken leg they never had a dull moment. A real highlight was the vocalist of Armament singing the first part of "Tormentor" from Kreator. They say it was impromptu too. Well if that's the case then we are sure they were a damn good bunch of people in the hall! Nevertheless ,it was an enthralling performance and although the crowd felt sorry for Deadbolt for the time issues, it's a part of the deal and they have to get along with it! Also, these maniacs make their way to the west coast with Armament for the Thrashfest in Mumbai, we wish them all the best and hope they Kill For Blood this time around too!
Complete Set list:-
[Deadbolt at Ritual Ascension Fest II - War.Cult.Supremacy.]
It was a really fascinating day and it leaves no less excitement for the future endeavors of the Putrid Ascendancy horde! Yeah we all wish for better venues and of course more sincerity in the timings but this is how its is and you got to take it as comes.
Hail The Cult!
Slay The False!
Worship The True!
By Farzand Ali Bawa (GMA's India Correspondent)
If you take a quick glance at the Kolkata (Calcutta) scene, you will notice that one of the groups that stands out the most in the old school circuits is the Kolkata Old School Metal Association (KOSMA). Often in the past they have been credited with organizing some of the most awe inspiring Do-It-Yourself garage gigs.
KOSMA consist of basically musicians from bands and a special dedicated crew who support and keep the organization alive by paying from their own pockets and spreading as much as they can. Also, one thing people should know about KOSMA is that they generally take the names of their gigs from albums from one from the most underrated bands ever, Anvil!! For example gigs have been entitled Forged in Fire and Metal on Metal before now, this upcoming edition of the garage gig is called Hard N Heavy and is coming this September! Befitting for something which is worth more attention then it gets, isn't it?
Global Metal Apocalypse is proud to announce that we are the support partner's for this group who need it inside out! Watch this space for some of the most notable things about the group and the upcoming gig!
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