Hamburg-based Sludge & Stoner Metal band High Fighter, who just recently announced to return to the UK this summer with support from special guests Tuskar and My Diablo, have added a bunch of new dates around their UK summer run! Beside gigs at Bolton's Riff Fest and more UK cities, High Fighter added some upcoming shows in France as well as Luxembourg.
It's been three years since the band toured the United Kingdom while on their first European tour ever back in early 2015. This August, High Fighter will bring their latest record 'Scars & Crosses' as well as some brand new material live on stage. It will be one of the last tours High Fighter are going to play this year and before they will release their second full length album in early 2019. If you're looking for a highly polished band then look elsewhere as High Fighter play mean and dirty Blues, Stoner, Doom & Sludgy riffs to fuel your appetite with, make sure to catch them live on the following dates this year:
23.08.18 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
24.08.18 UK - Bournemouth / The Anvil
25.08.18 UK - Bolton / Riff Fest
26.08.18 UK - Edinburgh / Bannerman's
27.08.18 UK - Bristol / The Old England
28.08.18 UK - Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
29.08.18 UK - London / The Devonshire Arms
30.08.18 FR - Lille / Bobble Café
31.08.18 FR - Paris / Rigoletto
01.09.18 LUX - Belval / Mix n Kawa
More upcoming HIGH FIGHTER dates:
14.09.18 DE - Hannover / Subkultur
20.10.18 DE - München / Keep It Low Festival
Born in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs! Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals and High Fighter offer something new to the Sludge, Stoner, Doom & Metal Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Sonic Blast, Up In Smoke and many more, as well as several gigs with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork, The Midnight Ghost Train and Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full length album 'Scars & Crosses' in June 2016 with Svart Records. The band's second studio album will see the light of day in early 2019.
High Fighter are:
Mona Miluski – Vocals
Christian Pappas – Guitar
Ingwer Boysen – Guitar
Constantin Wüst – Bass
Thomas Wildelau – Drums / Backing Vocals
Australian prog metal masters Ne Obliviscaris have announced a European tour with Ihsahn and Astrosaur. The tour kicks off on October 29 in Sweden and will end on November 11, in Hungary. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Ne Obliviscaris comment:
"Ihsahn, from arguably the most well known black metal band in history, Emperor, has given us the opportunity to share his European tour in support his latest solo release, the brilliant, “Ámr”. We’ve all been fans of Ihsahn’s work for many years now and to support such an iconic artist we’ve looked up to is an honour and will certainly be a defining moment in not only our careers, but also our lives. Opening will be instrumental Norwegians, Astrosaur. If you want prog, melody, metal, and history, be there."
'Urn' is streaming in full at the link below.
With IHSAHN and ASTROSAUR
29 Oct 18 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
30 Oct 18 Copenhagen (DK) Lille Vega
31 Oct 18 Hamburg (DE) Logo
01 Nov 18 Köln (DE) Luxor
03 Nov 18 Leeds (UK) Damnation
04 Nov 18 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
05 Nov 18 Paris (FR) La Machine
06 Nov 18 Esch (LU) Kulturfabrik
07 Nov 18 Milan (IT) Santeria Social Club
09 Nov 18 Vienna (AT) Szene
10 Nov 18 Prague (CZ) Palac Akropolis
11 Nov 18 Budapest (HU) A38
NE OBLIVISCARIS will be touring in support of their new release 'Urn'.
Icelandic black metal sensation Auðn have announced a co-headlining tour with French label mates The Great Old Ones in November 2018. The tour will start in Switzerland, and continues through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK and has the final date in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
"It is great to finally break the news of our return to the mainland with our friends in The Great Old Ones whom we toured with last December supporting Gaahls Wyrd. Following the success of our previous collaboration it was only a matter of time before the two bands would join forces again, Europe get ready!"
AUÐN With THE GREAT OLD ONES
02 Nov 18 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
03 Nov 18 Munich (DE) Fall of Man
04 Nov 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumann's @Felsenkeller
05 Nov 18 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
07 Nov 18 Berlin (DE) Nuke
09 Nov 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
10 Nov 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
11 Nov 18 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
13 Nov 18 Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
14 Nov 18 London (UK) The Boston Music Room
15 Nov 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
16 Nov 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
17 Nov 18 Nottingham (UK) Angel Microbrewery
18 Nov 18 Oignies (FR) Tyrant Fest
AUÐN will perform live in support of their latest highly acclaimed full-length, 'Farvegir Fyrndar', which has hit the stores in November 2017.
Rising rock band Crown The Empire have announced a UK headline tour this September.
Support comes from Volumes and Coldrain.
You can see Crown The Empire at the following dates:
Tue 18 Sep The Haunt Brighton - Tickets
Wed 19 Sep Talking Heads Southampton - Tickets
Thu 20 Sep The Fleece Bristol - Tickets
Fri 21 Sep 02 Islington Academy London - Tickets
Sat 22 Sep Asylum Birmingham - Tickets
Mon 24 Sep Green Room Dublin - Tickets
Tue 25 Sep Oh Yeah Centre Belfast - Tickets
Thu 27 Sep Classic Grand Glasgow - Tickets
Fri 28 Sep Riverside Newcastle - Tickets
Sat 29 Sep Academy 2 Manchester - Tickets
Sun 30 Sep Waterfront Norwich - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am
The band are returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.
You can see the band at the following dates:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham
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.
Official Demonic Resurrection Bandcamp
Official Demonic Resurrection Facebook
Official Demonic Resurrection YouTube Channel
Russian Folk/Black Metal pioneers Satarial are going to Europe in April-June 2018!
The band has recorded a video invitation!
30.03. - Bar Garage / Kaluga / RU
31.03. - Concert Hall Hertz / Oryol / RU
1.04. - Clubhouse / Bryansk / RU
5.04. - Ozi Pub/ Zory/ PL
6.04. - Zet Pe Te club/ Krakow/ PL
7.04. - Klub Kolečko/ Zilina/ SK
8.04. - Tartaros/ Banska Bistrica/ SK
13.04. - Elektrownia klub/ Zagan/ PL
14.04. - Farářova sluj/ Mlada Boleslav/ CZ
15.04. - CZ - TBA
19.04. - TBA
20.04. - Beteigeuze/ Ulm/ DE
21.04. - TBA
22.04. - TBA
25.04. - Erbrietas/ Zurich/ CH
27.04. - B52 club/ Eernegem/ BE
28.04. - Rockclub the Cave/ Amsterdam/ NL
1.05. - The Black Heart/ London/ UK
2.05. - The Peer Hat/ Manchester/ UK
3.05. - Glasgow / UK
11.05. - The One Metal Live/ Milan/ IT
12.05. - TBA
18.05. - Route 66 Barati Klub/ Budapest/ HU
19.05. - TBA
20.05. - TBA
25.05. - Live&Load/ Sofia/ BG
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.
Bloodstock's first wave of 2018 Serpent’s Lair VIP tickets sold out in record time this year. The second & final wave of VIP ticketing, including a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 and a limited number of deluxe VIP packages (Octopads, Bellepads and Podpads remain available. (Luxpads are sold out) became available at 9.00am today, Friday 15th December. Don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpent’s Lair!
As well as a dedicated VIP camping area right behind the main stage compound, luxury loos, complimentary hot showers and the infamous ‘Serpent’s Lair’ VIP bar, featuring 100+ guest ales and ciders to sample, Bloodstock also offers a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpent’s Lair VIP experience. There will be plenty happening in the Lair FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!! Whilst our many regulars all know its worth, if you’re new to the Serpent’s Lair, here’s the basics of the VIP camping experience at Bloodstock;
* Private entrance with free parking close to your camping area
* Party in the VIP bar with some of the artists performing
* Priority access to the band signing tent (except headline acts)
* Late night entertainment with guest DJs
* 24 hr hospitality staff to take care of your needs
* 10% discount voucher on Bloodstock merchandise purchased at the festival
* FREE T-shirt and goodie bag, including lanyard with all stage times
* Access to the festival site from 12 Noon Thursday through Monday
The very popular Deposit Scheme (allowing you to break your ticket payment over five manageable instalments) will be announced on Thursday 21st December. A very limited amount of 50 VIP tickets will also be available via the deposit scheme, subject to availability.
Also selling out in record time this year was our Early Bird ticket allocation at the discounted price. Standard weekend tickets are now available, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at the ticket store! A small handful of camper van pitches are still available.
Check out the new festival trailer here and get excited for 2018’s best metal weekender - https://youtu.be/u2ySjBak5OU.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, MR BIG, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
If you already know you can only join us for one day, sign up for a reminder email as day tickets will not go on sale until next summer. Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber!
06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.nl/tour
Epica celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!
On Saturday 14th April 2018 – just after their UK tour - the symphonic metal icons, along with support from Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber, will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, Epica is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!
Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal Epica legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!"
Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting Anathema, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!"
Epica’s latest EP – ‘The Solace System’ was released September 1st via Nuclear Blast – purchase links below:
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://bit.ly/2zPeREY
Limited Edition NB Anniversary Green Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2zPOaQG
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://amzn.to/2j3iL5p
Order ‘The Solace System’ digitally: http://apple.co/2A80DSE
Danish metallic hardcore outfit Lifesick has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.
Lifesick is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.
See Lifesick's official video for "In Love With Hate" RIGHT HERE.
Lifesick European Tour Dates:
11/29/2017 Innocent - Hengelo, NL
11/30/2017 Vort'n Vis - Ieper, BE
12/01/2017 The Crowndale - London, UK
12/02/2017 Temple Of Boom - Leeds, UK w/ Harley Flanagan
12/03/2017 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/04/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/05/2017 Faust - Hannover, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/06/2017 Scheune - Dresden, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/07/2017 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw, PL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/08/2017 Arena - Vienna, AU w/ Harley Flanagan
12/09/2017 Legend Club - Milano, IT w/ Harley Flanagan
12/15/2017 Ungdommenshus - Fredericia, DK
Lifesick twists the clobbering sounds of bands like Merauder, Xibalba, and Nails, combined with the northern European climate: harsh, cold, and steeped in metal history. Between brutal breakdowns and direct, forceful vocals, the young Danes make their mark with evil melodies that ooze black and death metal vibes, all delivered in the crushing tone of the HM-2.
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