Russian Sci-Fi Metal group Sunwalter have announced 5 dates across Europe to celebrate the release of their brand new and second album, Alien Hazard. The album will be released worldwide in all digital formats on September 15th, 2017 via Sliptrick Records. Alien Hazard will be their first full length release since their debut in 2013, Forbidden Sun.
The band are known for their heavily sci-fi influenced persona, hard, heavy, extreme sound and wilfully bizarre media releases. Expect the unexpected and keep watching the skies!
Alien Hazard | Released on September 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Sep 30, 2017 | Moscow, Russia | Album release party
Oct 06, 2017 | Reutlingen, Germany
Oct 07, 2017 | Harderwijk, Holland
Oct 13, 2017 | Olomouc, Czech Republic
Oct 15, 2017 | Warsaw, Poland
The Sunwalter project was launched in Moscow on August 31st, 2008. Originally, they were defined as melodic black metal but have since morphed to what they like to call Sci-Fi Metal with clean female and extreme male vocals, a mix of metalcore, power and modern metal all wrapped up in some truly extra-terrestrial lyrics.
Alexio – Extreme Vocals
Olga Sol – Clean Vocals
Myutel – Guitar
St.Odium – Bass
Miran – Drums
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Corrosion Of Conformity will join Danzig on a short run of live dates next month. The week-long trek will commence off on September 7th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and includes stops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Montclair, New Jersey; Huntington, New York; Lewiston, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.
As a precursor to their run with Danzig, Corrosion Of Conformity will play Psycho Las Vegas this weekend at theHard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside the likes of Mastodon, Swans, The Murder City Devils, Cult Of Luna with Julie Christmas, and so many more. The following week the band will make their way to the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. See all confirmed dates below.
Corrosion Of Conformity:-
8/20/2017 Psycho Las Vegas @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas, NV [tickets] 8/26/2017 Mohegan Sun Wolf Den - Uncasville, CT [tickets]
9/07/2017 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
9/08/2017 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
9/09/2017 The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
9/11/2017 The Paramount - Huntington, NY
9/12/2017 Artpark Amphitheater - Lewiston, KY
9/14/2017 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
9/15/2017 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Corrosion Of Conformity has been diligently working on their follow-up to 2014's IX offering. Helmed by longtime producer John Custer, who's recorded such prior COC classics as Deliverance, Wiseblood, America's Volume Dealer, and In The Arms Of God, the record will mark the band's studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan and their first full-length record together since 2005.
Corrosion Of Conformity emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012's self-titled album and 2014's IX to wide acclaim, but many fans have been eagerly and patiently awaiting the return of Keenan.
Alpha Omega Management's Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce Theatres Des Vampires' South American Tour, kicking off on October 4th in Medellin, Colombia! See the full tour trek below.
October 4th - Medellin, Colombia - Sala Bombay
October 5th - Bogota, Colombia - Coven Fest
October 6th - Quito, Equador - La Industria
October 7th - La Paz, Bolivia - Salon De Oro
October 8th - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Museo Rock
October 10th - Montevideu, Uruguay - Sala BJ
Just recently Theatres Des Vampires released the video for their new single ‘Resurrection Mary’ taken from the band’s latest album ‘Candyland’ (out on Scarlet Records). The video is directed by Patrizia Cogliati Musicphoto (www.musichphoto.it). Watch “Resurrection Mary” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiDVWbGQCR0
Denmark's finest black metal bands Solbrud and Orm have both released some of the most vital albums of 2017, and now, announce a joint tour of Denmark in November, called Blōtmōnaþ 2017.
There is movement in the shadows of Danish metal, as new talented bands have emerged from the darkest and coldest crannies of the scene during the last couple of years. Solbrud and Orm are two of those bands. Both have released heavyweight black metal albums via Indisciplinarian in 2017 and have thereby contributed to the increasing high standard of Danish metal music.
Atmospheric black metallers Solbrud have existed since 2009 and released their third album Vemod - a wuthering and misanthropic piece of black metal art - this past June, a co-release with Vendetta Records. The band is known for their captivating and hypnotic live shows, and they have just returned from a success full European tour with Wildernessking from South Africa. The quartet ORM made their recorded debut with an epic but hammering self-titled album this past March, and the subsequent shows have consolidated the band as an excellent live act.
Now, Soldbrud and Orm join forces in November for a tour of their native country Denmark entitled Blōtmōnaþ 2017. The word (pronounced Blotmonath) means "month of sacrifice" in old Anglo-Saxon tongue, and November was exactly the month, where Northern pagans slaughtered the cattle to honour the gods and prepare for winter. Denmark and its citizens can look forward to a bloody month where the nation's prime black metal ensembles will proclaim the coming of winter with their sinister tales and fierce soundscapes. The tour is presented by 3rd Tsunami Agency and Gearbox Agency, and tickets for all shows are now on sale RIGHT HERE.
Stream the new albums by Soldbrud and Orm album at the Indisciplinarian Bandcamp HERE.
Find the high-quality gatefold LP versions of Soldbrud's Vemod and Orm's Orm in the US at Earsplit Distro HERE and internationally at the Indisciplinarian webstore HERE.
Solbrud and Orm - Blōtmōnaþ 2017 Tour Dates:
11/03/2017 Radar - Aarhus, DK
11/04/2017 Plantagehuset - Thisted, DK
11/10/2017 Aalborg Metal Festival - Aalborg, DK
11/11/2017 Harders - Svendborg, DK
11/17/2017 Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, DK
11/18/2017 Forbraendingen - Albertslund, DK
11/24/2017 Koncerthuset, Studie 3 - Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2017Elvaerket - Helsingoer, DK
Brisbane alien metallers Aversions Crown kick off their UK Tour this Saturday in London supported by British rising stars Venom Prison.
Full dates as follows:
Aversions Crown - Xenocidal Summer 2017
05.08.17 UK London Boston Music Rooms
06.08.17 UK Birmingham The Flapper
07.08.17 UK Glasgow Audio
08.08.17 UK Manchester Satans Hollow
09.08.17 UK Exeter The Cavern
10.08.17 UK Bournemouth - The Anvil
Order the new album 'Xenocide' here: http://nblast.de/AversionsCrownXenocide
Or buy the digital version of 'Xenocide' via
Apple Music: http://nblast.de/ACXenocideAM
Amazon MP3: http://nblast.de/ACXenocideAMP3
Google Play: http://nblast.de/ACXenocideGP
NB FLAC: http://nblast.de/AversionsCrownDigital
Dutch Symphonic Metal Titans Epica have just announced a full headline UK & Ireland Tour for next Spring. The sextet will take on UK venues nationwide as well as play their first ever Irish show at Dublin's Tivoli.
Guitarist Mark Jansen commented:
"We're coming back to the UK! Not for just 1 show like last time. Also Ireland for the very first time!!! We're looking very much forward to partying with you guys! See you in April!"
Epica played a sold-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire earlier this year bringing their latest album 'The Holographic Principle' to life with impressive lighting and staging. Light reflecting glass prisms accompanied the cinematic soundscapes of one of metal's biggest and most bombastic live bands. Don't miss your chance to see Epica in 2018 as they take on the whole of the UK with full force on THE UNITED PRINCIPLE TOUR!
VIP bundles & General Tickets go on sale this Friday 4th August and full routing plus ticket links can be seen below:
METALHAMMER PRESENTS: EPICA + supports TBA
Fri 06.04.18 Nottingham - Rock City
Sat 07.04.18 Glasgow - ABC1
Sun 08.04.18 Bristol - O2 Academy
Tue 10.04.18 Dublin - Tivoli
Thu 12.04.18 Manchester - O2 Ritz
Fri 13.04.18 London - 02 Forum
Epica's latest album 'The Holographic Principle' was released in 2016 and was well-received worldwide, making Top 10 Chart entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. It was also #3 on the UK Rock Chart.
Epica release their new EP, The Solace System,via Nuclear Blast on September 1st, 2017.
Pre-order digitally now in i-Tunes:
Or pick up a physical copy from the NB store:
UK metal stalwarts Fury and Dakesis will be teaming up for the “Lost in the Dawn” tour this November!
Following on from an explosive summer of festivals for both bands including Bloodstock Open Air, LoStock, Breaking Bands, HRH Metal and Hammerfest, this tour will be the last chance for many people to see both bands before they retreat back to the studio for work on new albums.
Dakesis recently announced that bass player Amie Chatterley is currently pregnant, and will be 8 ½ months at their imminent performance at Bloodstock Open Air, however she has no plans to sit out on the fun and says “We’re taking a break from touring in September and October, but we’re going to be roaring to hit the road come November, and we couldn’t be more excited to be doing it with our good friends Fury”
Fury drummer Alasdair Davis adds “We’ve been itching to hit the road again and for the first time we’ll be doing it as a headline band, sharing the honours with our good friends in Dakesis. We’re looking forward to playing what is sure to be one of the most exciting metal tours in recent times, at some of our favourite venues across the UK”
Tickets links available soon, direct from venues or from the band websites below
Alpha Omega Management's Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce Ratos De Porão Latin American Headlining Tour, kicking off on September 1st in Uruguay! Check out the tour trek below.
September 01 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Bluzz Live
September 02 - Santiago, Chile - Arena Recoleta
September 03 - Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Ex-Discoteca Skala
September 05 - Lima, Peru - Discoteca Mangos
September 07 - Quito, Ecuador - Old Times
September 08 - Bogota, Colombia - Subte Club
September 09 - Panama City, Panama - Hangar 18
September 10 - Santa Jose, Costa Rica - Fenix Rock Bar
September 15 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Bar Medieval
Just recently Ratos De Porão concluded their successful European Headlining Tour and Festivals in June/July. Check out a video clip from Obscene Extreme, where the band performed on July 06th: https://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial/videos/1474318759302843
Brazilian legends and indisputable masters Ratos De Porão (or simply RDP) have been commanding the punk / hardcore / crossover / thrash four-way scene since 1981, releasing so far 15 studio albums and several other efforts! Despite the changing trends and tastes, the band has kept and keeps holding the Pole Position, remaining resolutely uncompromising both musically and politically since the very beginning! The band’s latest album “Século Sinistro” (2014, via Alternative Tentacles) is a real crossover thrash masterpiece of the ’80s with the taste of modern hardcore of our days! In spite of their long successful career, today the band is more active and hungry than ever and ready to deliver blast to their loyal fans while conquering new territories.
http://www.ratosdeporao.org – http://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial
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
The Birthday Massacre have announced a UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Under Your Spell’. The itinerary is as follows :
24.10.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
25.10.17 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
27.10.17 EDINBURGH Opium
28.10.17 WHITBY Goth Festival
29.10.17 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
31.10.17 BRISTOL Fleece
01.11.17 READING Sub 89
02.11.17 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
03.11.17 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Further details will be announced in due course.
‘Under Your Spell' was released on 9th June by Metropolis Records.
‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is unique to them, once again managing to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
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