Ithilien announced a series of Belgian performances to present their forthcoming album "Shaping the Soul" which will be released on the 17th February worldwide via Wormholedeath/The Orchard and Aural Music!
17.02 : Release Party @Vitamine Z (Wavre, Belgium)
25.02 : Release Party @StormFest (Ostend, Belgium)
15.04 : Trolls & Legendes w/ Korpiklaani (Mons, Belgium)
29.04 : Atelier Rock (Huy, Belgium)
05.05 : Chez Zelle (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
Luxor Records' metal outfits The Order Of Elijah and Upon A Broken Throne have announced their forthcoming winter tour. The nine day tour will start on December 29th in Joplin, MO and will run south ending in Fayetteville, AR on January 8th.
"This tour marks a turning point for The Order Of Elijah, we are at the end of a season and on the verge of a new album announcement. We'll be hitting the road with full energy."
- Vocalist of The Order Of Elijah, Shannon Low
Check out tour dates below to catch the band's in a city near you.
12/29/2016 - Joplin, MO - Blackthorne Pub
12/30/2016 - Kansas City, MO - All Stars Rock Bar
12/31/2016 - Oklahoma City, OK - Thunder Alley Venue
1/1/2017 - Dallas, TX - Freak Show Studios
1/3/2017 - Eagle Pass, TX - VFW Post 8562
1/4/2017 - Austin TX - Texas Mist
1/5/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX - Boozerz Rock Bar
1/7/2017 - Shreveport, LA - Bushnookies
1/8/2017 - Fayetteville, AR - Nomads
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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.
Bullet For My Valentine – the hard rock / metal heavyweights now signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records whose spectacular global success has seen them fly the British flag from dizzying heights – have added a further 5 dates to their headline UK tour this Nov / Dec due to high demand.
Having sold-out London, Birmingham and 2 dates in Manchester, there will now be extra shows in London, Birmingham and other cities to ensure that fans across the whole of the UK have the opportunity to experience what is sure to be a truly memorable tour…
Bullet For My Valentine will perform their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end across all newly announced shows, plus the second (already sold out) night in Manchester. See details below.
Playing ‘The Poison’ in full on selected dates only*
24 Centre, Newport
25 O2 Academy, Bournemouth (Just Added) *
27 O2 Academy, Newcastle
28 O2 Academy, Sheffield (Just Added) *
30 O2 Academy, Glasgow
01 Inverness, Ironworks (Just Added) *
03 Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
04 Academy, Manchester * SOLD OUT
06 O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
07 O2 Academy, Birmingham (Just Added) *
09 O2 Academy, Brixton, London SOLD OUT
10 O2 Academy, Brixton, London (Just Added) *
Killswitch Engage & Cane Hill will appear as Special Guests across the whole tour.
Standard tickets & VIP packages, including merch and Meet & Greet options, are available now HERE.
Memphis May Fire, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada have announced a UK rotating headline tour this winter. Supports will be coming from Like Moths To Flames.
You can see Memphis May Fire at the following dates:
29th November Norwich, Waterfront - TICKETS
30th November London, Koko - TICKETS
1st December Manchester, Academy 2 - TICKETS
2nd December Newcastle, Riverside - TICKETS
3rd December Glasgow, Garage - TICKETS
5th December Birmingham, Asylum - TICKETS
6th December Leeds, Stylus - TICKETS
7th December Nottingham, Rescue Rooms - TICKETS
9th December Bristol, 02 Academy 1 - TICKETS
10th December Southampton, Engine Rooms - TICKETS
Tickets on sale 27th July
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE have just finished their new album with further details to follow.
With heavy hearts, Iowa USA diligent metalcore quartet For Today are today announcing their very final UK show.
For Today have put out the following statement:
“After over 11 years as a band, 6 full length albums and 1 EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of For Today. When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we've spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today. It's been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There's no behind the scenes drama happening or disagreements between band members. We're all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over.
We want to thank everybody who has made this possible, especially the fans who have kept us going for so many years. That's why we're excited to announce that we're doing an extensive farewell tour, hitting all our favourite cities. Come hang out with us one last time and let's make these last shows some that we'll never forget!”
Their final UK show will take place at renowned London venue - The Underworld, on 27th October.
You can get hold of tickets for For Today’s final UK show here:
27th October - The Underworld, London
For Today signed to Nuclear Blast in July 2015, releasing their sixth studio album ‘Wake’ in the October of that year.
“(a) destructive battering ram of breakdowns and riffmonstery”
“For Today have given us a record that is full of heart… a brilliantly written, well produced record”
You can purchase ‘Wake’ HERE.
Bringing together exceptional talent from both the UK and America, Better Noise Records signings As Lions (UK), From Ashes To New (USA) and Anavae (UK) are set to share a stage in London on Wednesday June 8th 2016. As Lions and From Ashes To New will also go on to play the legendary Download Festival in Donington the following weekend.
Hailing from London, As Lions features ex members of ‘Rise To Remain’ and are fronted by the enigmatic Austin Dickinson. Their last London show saw them take to the stage of Wembley in support of Five Finger Death Punch with whom they will be touring America with later in 2016. Their debut EP is set for later in the year.
American upstarts From Ashes To New grace UK shores for the first time following their incredible success in America. ‘Day One’ their debut album sold in excess of 10,000 copies in its first week and the band continue to make significant noise at radio. Check out latest video for 'Lost and Alone' here: https://youtu.be/__EsTKHSgeo
London duo Anavae are set to become one of the UK’s most exciting female led bands. Combining the incredible voice of Rebecca Need-Menear and the songwriting prowess of Jamie Finch, the band have picked up early support from BBC Introducing London, Kerrang Radio and even had a Radio 1 Spin. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut EP which is set for a summer release.
Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Set to unleash their upcoming EP 'Mouichido' on May 27th, Vancouver, BC's Without Mercy will be hitting the road following its release for a cross Canada tour in support of it. Their forthcoming EP 'Mouichido' is a rebirth for the band as it's a re-release of re-recorded material from their 2014 EP 'Reborn'. 'Mouichido', the Japanese word for “Repeat” or “to do one more time” is perfectly titled for the EP to signify its re-release of previously recorded versions that now feature new vocalist Alex Friis and bass tracks recorded by Tristan Martin plus live performance being done by Ryan Loewen along with a guest appearance by vocalist Mark Hunter of Chimaira on track 'In Waves'.
The band has released two videos in support of the EP 'Burn' and, both can be viewed at the following links below. Album pre-order at the following link here.
May 27 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - info (CD Release Show)
June 3 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat - info
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Distortion - info
June 6 - Grand Prairie, AB - Better Than Fred’s - info
June 7 - Edmonton, AB - The Mercury Room
June 8 - Lethbridge, AB - Attainable Records
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Windsor - info
June 11 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn - info
June 16 - Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirate's Pub
June 17 - Sudbury, ON - The Asylum - info
June 18 - Oshawa, ON - The Diezel Room - info
June 19 - Woodstock, ON - Illusions Night Club - info
June 20 - Toronto, ON - Coalition T.O.
June 21 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
June 22 - Sherbrooke, QC - Le Murdoch - info
June 25 - Timmins, ON - TBA
June 28 - Portage la Prairie, MB - Masonic Hall
June 29 - Regina, SK - TBA
June 30 - Medicine Hat, AB - TBA
July 1 - Penticton, BC - TBA
July 23 - SBC Restaurant - Vancouver, BC
With a new album set for June 24th, The Browning are happy to get back to Europe and the UK to play new material for their rapidly growing fanbase.
Along for the ride, coming from all corners of the globe, are Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS), Empires Fade (ENG) and To Kill Achilles (SCT).
The tour will be stopping off at the following destinations. Tickets are on-sale at all the usual outlets. Get yours now!
The Alexia Agency Proudly Presents...
I Killed The Prom Queen (AUS)
The Browning (USA)
Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS)
Empires Fade (ENG)
To Kill Achilles (SCT)
06 Morecore Mania Festival Cologne (D)
07 Hirsch Nuremburg (D)
08 Werk 21 Zürich (CH)
09 Explosiv! Graz (A)
10 Viper Room Vienna (A)
11 Musik und Frieden Berlin (D)
12 Backstage Munich (D)
13 Ieperfest Ieper (B) *
14 Matrix Bochum (D)
15 Schlachthof Wiesbaden (D)
16 Wave Misano Adriatica (I)
17 The Garage Saarbrücken (D)
18 B58 Brunswick (D)
19 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) *
20 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) **
20 Hevy Open Air Newhaven (UK) *
21 Throwfest Cardiff (UK)
22 Cathouse Glasgow (UK)
23 The Rainbow Birmingham (UK)
24 The Hub Plymouth (UK)
25 Dingwalls London (UK)
26 The Social Southampton (UK)
27 6k Unreal Fest Liege (B)
28 Poppodium Volt Sittard (NL)
29 Backstage By The Mill Paris (F)
30 En Arena Stockholm (SE) *
31 Skjulet Gothenburg (SE) *
* = IKTPQ Only
** = w/o IKTPQ
We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire have announced the Bands Vs. Food Tour, with additional support from Miss May I and For Today. The US co-headliner will bring the two bands and their fans together – all in the name of delicious food. The unique joint venture will offer a special VIP ticket package that includes a catered meal from a local eatery of the bands' choosing, as well as exclusive merch and special perks, for a truly personal and memorable experience for all. Fans are encouraged to submit their own suggestions for restaurants located near the venues, by tagging the bands and their favourite local restaurant via social media.VIP Ticket pre-sale launches on Thursday, March 10 at 12PM EST. General admission tickets will go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10AM local time.
We Came As Romans' vocalist Dave Stephens comments on this unique moment:-
"After years of talking about doing a run together, I'm glad Memphis May Fire and us have finally made it happen, we've been close with the other bands on the tour since the beginning of our careers, and I have no doubt it will be nothing but an amazing time. Get your tickets quick cause this is a tour you won't want to miss!"
Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins adds:-
"We've been talking about doing a tour like this with WCAR for ages. Finally, our schedules aligned and it's happening! With Miss May I and For Today also on the bill, this package is stacked! All great bands and all great friends of ours. I believe this will be one of 2016's most exciting tours. See ya there!"
Just prior to the co-headline run, We Came As Romans will head out on a headliner of their own, with support from Miss May I, Wilson and Sworn In. The ten date run will kick off in Grand Rapids, MI on April 15 and features a special, sold out show presented by 89X in the band’s home town the following day. Immediately following the US tour dates, We Came As Romans will head overseas to the UK/Europe for a handful of co-headline dates with Miss May I, a one off show with Memphis May Fire, and performances at Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival Paris. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The Road To Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans w/Miss May I, Wilson, and Sworn In
Apr 15 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr 17 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Apr 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 19 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Apr 20 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Apr 21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 22 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Apr 23 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire w/Miss May I and For Today
Apr 26 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Apr 27 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Apr 28 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Apr 30 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 01 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville+
May 02 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 05 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 07 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 08 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 09 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse^
May 10 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
May 12 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
May 13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
May 15 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
May 17 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 19 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 20 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range+
May 21 Schaghticoke, NY @ Rock N Derby+
+ Festival line-up
^ We Came As Romans, Miss May I and For Today only
We Came As Romans w/Miss May I
May 24 Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
May 25 Glasgow, UK @ Kings Tut
May 26 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 Academy 2
May 27 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
May 30 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
Jun 10 Paris, FR @ Download Festival Paris+
* We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I and more
+ Festival line-up
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