Classic Japanese metallists Saber Tiger will embark on their first full tour of Eastern Europe in May and June. The group will be taking the Devastation Tour for 12 shows touching base in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania. This is a great chance for European audiences to see one of the best Asian heavy metal bands around with a set based around their latest, and possibly best album, Bystander Effect.
Devastation Tour Dates:
24.05 | Kiev (UKR) | Volume Club
25.05 | Nikolaev (UKR) | Phoenix
26.05 | Zhelty Vody (UKR) | Art Club Etage
27.05 | Krivoy Rog (UKR) | Madisan
28.05 | Zaporozhe (UKR) | Art Club Jet
30.05 | Smolensk (RU) | A club
31.05 | Moscow (RU) | Rock House
01.06 | Tver (RU) | Music box
02.06 | Saint Petersburg (RU) | Zoccolo
07.06 | Liepaja (LV) | Fontaine Palace
08.06 | Kaunas (LT) | Lemmy
09.06 | Jelgava (LV) | MCB
The release of Bystander Effect is not just a simple re-issue for the international market; four of the tracks, originally in Japanese, have been re-recorded with English lyrics, while the brand new acoustic instrumental Ship Of Theseus and a new recording of the Saber Tiger classic First Class Fool are exclusive to the Sliptrick Records release. Also, demo recordings of the spectacular tracks Sin Eater and What I Used To Be are included. There is no better way to get acquainted with Saber Tiger’s unique brand of heavy metal.
Read more about Bystander Effect …here
Get your copy from: Amazon | iTunes | Shop Sliptrick & more
Listen to the whole of Bystander Effect on: Spotify
Saber Tiger are:
Takenori Shimoyama – Vocals
Akihito Kinoshita – Guitar
Yasuharu Tanaka – Guitar
Yasuhiro Mizuno – Drums
Hibiki – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Bloodstock is racing towards the weekend with some heavy metal Easter treats! Six more bands for August’s best heavy weekender, the first wave of club nights and the annual Easter Egg hunt on the Bloodstock website, kicking off Friday 30th March! Check out www.bloodstock.uk.com from 8am Friday for details on how to hunt for Easter eggs and win a pair of festival tickets.
Joining us in a Friday Ronnie James Dio main stage slot are British thrash icons Onslaught. The band are working on their new studio album set for release later this year via AFM Records, so expect the world premiere of a brand new song at Bloodstock! The band tell us “Onslaught have always loved playing at Bloodstock, the UK’s finest metal festival and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!” Get warmed up by watching the video for ‘The Sound of Violence’.
Also nabbing a Friday slot opening the main stage are British metal crew, Feed The Rhino. The quintet’s latest album, ‘The Silence’ landed last month via Century Media with lead track, ‘Heedless’ landing its premiere via Daniel P. Carter on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Have a listen! The band tell us “We are beyond honoured to be performing at this years Bloodstock Festival. See you in the Pit!"
Japanese power metal ladies, Lovebites join us for a slot on Friday’s Sophie Lancaster stage. The five piece release a new mini-album, ‘Battle Against Damnation’ on 6th June, but if you’re not up to speed on the band, make sure you investigate this video for ‘Shadowmaker’ and additional news info over at their Facebook page.
London death metallers, De Profundis join us in a Sophie stage slot on Friday. The band are readying the release in May of new album, ‘The Blinding Light of Faith’. Get a load of this new track ‘Bastard Sons of Abraham’ and then view the array of purchase options (digital, physical and special bundles) over on their Bandcamp page.
Brit thrash outfit Reprisal also land a Friday Sophie slot. Their new album, ‘None Survive The Sun’ lands this Friday 30th March via Hostile Media. Feast your eyes on the video for ‘Nephila’ and head over to pick up a copy of the album at http://reprisal.bigcartel.com.
Progressive death metal New Yorkers Uncured land a slot on Sunday’s Sophie stage. Having just wrapped a 28-date US run with Soulfly, the four piece come to Europe this Summer to play shows with their friends in Jasta. Check out their video for ‘Stygian Valley’ below and if you're curious for more, get further info on the band over on their Facebook page.
Our first phase of Bloodstock club nights start on Monday 16th April! More will be added for June/July, so don’t despair if your local rock club isn’t listed. Get along to one of the following events, check out some tunes from Bloodstock bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Expect fun ways to win tickets - previous year’s events featured the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring! Check your local club for details, as dates may be subject to change. Events for April/May run as follows:
Mon 16th April - Reading Coalition
Fri 20th April - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 27th April - Bristol The Hatchet
Fri 27th April - Woking Schism
Sat 28th April - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 28th April - Sheffield Corporation
Sat 5th May - Exeter Catacombs
Sat 5th May - Brighton Envy
Sat 5th May - Hanley JJ's
Sat 12th May - Southampton - Engine Rooms
Fri 25th May - Bristol The Hatchet
Sat 26th May - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 26th May - Sheffield Corporation
Get a flavour for what’s in store at this year’s festival via Bloodstock’s new video trailer!
Come join us in August! Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun. Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com. If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when single day tickets go on sale at the end of June. Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
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”
Tokyo based "Samurais from Hell", Survive - who just recently concluded their “Human Misery Assault” headlining tour in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia, including also a show in Kiev, supporting Overkill - have announced their "Immortal Warriors Tour 2017" in Japan, kicking off on August 25th in Okayama! Check out the dates and venues below.
Comments the band:
"We just finished our "Human Misery Assault Tour 2017" in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia. Our latest full-length album "Human Misery" got awesomely high feedback, confirming that the Japanese heavy metal scene is acting strong, not only in Japan but also overseas. Now we are ready to announce our next tour, the follow up to our last year's Japan tour, check out and see you on the road!"
Survive "Immortal Warriors Tour 2017":
August 25 – Okayama IMAGE
August 26 – Kagoshima Speed King
August 27 – Kumamoto NAVARO
September 9 – Kobe KINGSX
September 10 – Kyoto MOJO
September 23 – Koriyama PEAKACTION
September 24 – Sendai BIRDLAND
September 29 – Matsuyama SALONKITTY
September 30 – Kochi CARAVAN SARY
October 8 – Fukui CHOP
October 9 – Shiga U ☆ STONE
October 22 – Shibuya CYCLONE
Japan, Tokyo based Thrash Heroes Survive – who just recently concluded their successful headline tour in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia, including also a show in Kiev, supporting Overkill – was formed in 1998 releasing so far 9 albums, 1 DVD and playing several festivals (Loud Park, Beast Fest, Multiplex-motorbike event, Korean Live Rock, Formoz Festival, Asia Metal Festival, Dongducheon Rock Festival, Trendkill Extreme Feast, etc). Survive has toured all over the world with Behemoth, United, Killswitch Engage, Dope, Pulling Teeth, Testament, Outrage, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, just to name a few of them. Survive released their latest album “Human Misery”, on September 30th, 2015 via Rebel Recordings. Check out “Shred them All” video from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP98KdggW4A
Legendary amplifier-worshipping trio Boris recently announced the release of their twenty-third studio album, Dear, which is due out July 14th on Sargent House. Today we're pleased to share news of live shows on the horizon in support of the album and their 25th Anniversary, including festival appearances, all dates below:-
BORIS 25 ANNIVERSARY / DEAR TOUR DATES
03/08 - Moscow, Volta - RU
04/08 - St. Petersburg, ClubZal - RU
05/08 - Vienna, Szene - AT
06/08 - Katowice, OFF Festival - PL
07/08 - Leipzig, Naumans - DE
08/08 - Berlin, Lido - DE
09/08 - Jaromer, Brutal Assault - CZ
10/08 - Munich, Backstage - DE
11/08 - Frankfurt, Das Bett - DE
12/08 - Lausanne, Rock Altitude - CH
13/08 - Leper, Ieperfest - BE
15/08 - Cologne, Underground - DE
16/08 - Hamburg, Hafenklang - DE
17/08 - Bielefeld, Forum - DE
18/08 - Amstelveen, P60 - NL
19/08 - Bristol, Arctangent Festival - UK
20/08 - Dublin, Whelans - IE
21/08 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue - IE
23/08 - Belfast - Limelight - UK
25/08 - Helsinki - Nosturi - FI
Dear marks the band’s 25th year of existence and while the 10-track album is chock-full of early-Boris calling cards, the avant-garde ravens aren’t learning on old tricks, describing the album as “heavenly—far beyond heavy.” Boris have shared the album’s first single and magnificent new music video “Absolutego”.
Though Boris have traversed a broad swath of sonic territories, they have always been consistently embraced the excess, pushing their myriad of approaches and stylistic forays to points of intoxicating absurdity. Eventually the band reached a crossroads in the early years of their third decade together, leaving them wondering if there were any new horizons left to explore. The renewed vitality yielded an album that fortifies their monolithic wall of sound while also allowing the individual band members to explore the nuances and intricacies of minimalist riffs played at maximum volume.
Songwriting for Dear initially yielded three albums’ worth of material by the end of 2015, but as the band was slated to spend a large chunk of 2016 on their “Performing Pink” worldwide tour, they decided to hold off on releasing any new material. The tour further rekindled their passion for the craft, spurring the band to return home to crank out even more new material while scaling down three records’ worth of sonic deluge down to one.
From the glacial pacing and earthquaking rumble of the album opener to the smouldering rock ’n roll-infused “Absolutego”, Boris have managed to find wildly thrilling work in the familiar trenches of metal. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the trio carves even experiments with fuzz fuelled dream pop. “At the very first moment, this album began as some kind of potential farewell note of Boris,” the band said. “However, it became a sincere letter to fans and listeners… you know, like ‘Dear so-and-so, this is the new album from Boris’ or something like that. We feel so grateful we can release this album in our 25th anniversary year.”
Dear will be released to the world on July 14, 2017 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats. Stay tuned for more news to come.
WATCH A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE FIRST SINGLE "ABSOLUTEGO"
Dear Track Listing:
1. D.O.W.N. (Domination Of Waiting Noise)
7. The Power
8. Memento Mori
9. Dystopia -Vanishing Point-
Japan's Survive announce headline tour in the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia + supporting Overkill in Kiev!
Japanese Thrash Heroes Survive have announced their headlining tour in Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine and Russia, kicking off on June 16th in Kaunas, Lithuania. The tour trek includes also a show in Kiev, supporting the legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill!
"Human Misery Assault Tour 2017" dates:
16.06 Kaunas (Lithuania) - Lemmy
17.06 Kekavas Novads (Latvia) - Metalshow Open Air 2017 - https://www.facebook.com/events/391739884527674/
20.06 Kiev (Ukraine) - with OVERKILL - Bel étage Concert Club - https://www.facebook.com/events/1937947483095339/
21.06 Kharkov (Ukraine) - Zhara
22.06 Zaporizhia (Ukraine) - Chicago Blues
24.06 Moscow (Russia) - Rock House
25.06 Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Zoccolo 2.0
Survive released their latest album “Human Misery”, on September 30th, 2015 via Rebel Recordings. Check out “Shred them All” video from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP98KdggW4A
Survive – formed in 1998 – have released 9 albums, 1 DVD and played several festivals (Loud Park, Beast Fest, Multiplex-motorbike event, Korean Live Rock, Formoz Festival, Asia Metal Festival, Dongducheon Rock Festival, Trendkill Extreme Feast, etc.), and toured all over the world with Behemoth, United, Killswitch Engage, Dope, Pulling Teeth, Testament, Outrage, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, just to name a few of them.
http://www.rebel-survive.com – https://www.facebook.com/survive333
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."
Babymetal will appear as special guests to Metallica at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea on January 11th 2017 as part of their Worldwired world tour.
Currently being rapturously received by UK audiences on Red Hot Chili Peppers mammoth arena tour of the UK, the news further cements what looks to be an incredible start to 2017 for Babymetal, which also includes supporting Guns N’ Roses in Japan in January.
“We’ve looked up to Metallica for so long and to be able to join them on their tour is a dream come true. It will be our first performance for 2017 so we are really looking forward to receiving a lot of good energy from them to kick off the new year!!”
“I am just so thrilled at the amazing recent news of being able to join such big bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N’ Roses, and now Metallica!! I just can’t keep up! Metallica is such an important part of what Babymetal does. I feel that we were able to make it this far all thanks to Metallica-san! It’s still so unbelievable to be able to play with them and I’m incredibly happy! Very excited for 2017!”
“It is such an honour to be able to join the Metal Master Metallica on their tour! We’ve been blessed to be able to join many different artists up to this point and we are very excited to see what we can learn next from Metallica. I hope we are able to absorb as much as possible from our Metal Master! Looking forward to learning new and unimaginable things from them!!”
The announcement comes ahead of the release of their ‘Live At Wembley’ album, which is released this Friday 9th December via earMUSIC, and marks great piece of news in what has been a massively successful year for the band.
Summer saw them perform at the main stage of Download festival in June – but not before scooping a Kerrang! Award for Best Live Band, with July seeing the girls pair up with metal god and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Magazine Awards for a once in a lifetime live collaboration.
September brought another UK award for Best Live Act, this time courtesy of the Association Of Independent Music, just a couple of weeks before their biggest headline shows to date; Babymetal attracted 110,000 people over two nights at the huge Tokyo Dome in Japan.
Babymetal recently announced the release of a new ‘Live At Wembley’ album (December 9th via earMUSIC). With a carefully selected tracklisting, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at Babymetal’s first ever UK Arena show, 'Babymetal World Tour 2016 kicks off at The SSE Arena, Wembley’. The KKKK rated album was described by Kerrang! Magazine, who last week gave the band their first Kerrang! cover, “proof of what a devastating live force they are”
Preorders of “Live At Wembley” – released digitally on December 30th - are available on iTunes at the following link: http://smarturl.it/BMWembley_iTunes
Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/BABYMETALWembley
Babymetal are currently on tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Catch them at the following shows:
Thursday 8 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December Manchester Arena
Sunday 18 December London The O2
Hailing from the state of Texas, the band will be touring Japan and Taiwan during January 2017.
01/03 - TOKYO @ Sunrise
01/04 - TOKYO @ 20,000V
01/05 - OSAKA @ Hokage
01/06 - OSAKA @ Namba Mele
01/07 - YASU @ Bari-Hari
01/08 - KYOTO @ Socrates
01/09 - TOKYO @ Heaven's Door
01/11 - TAIPEI, Taiwan @ Revolver
01/12 - KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan @ Kaohsiung Rocks
01/14 - TOKYO @ Antiknock
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