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
In the last few days UK melodic death metallers Bloodshot Dawn entered the studio to begin work on their third full length album, which will be entitled Renanimation, and is slated for released early 2018 via Hostile Media.
Frontman Josh McMorran comments, "We are pleased to announce we have joined forces with Hostile Media to release our third full length, Reanimation. After working with their press team for years we have built a stalwart relationship that we believe will help take us to the next level as well as making it easier to purchase our music across the globe. Their passion and commitment is equal to our tenacity and hard work ethic making this a force to be reckoned with!"
Since their acclaimed self-titled and second album Demons, there has been shifts in the bands ranks making way for new members, Canadian shredder Morgan Reid and drummer James Stewart (also of Vader and Divine Chaos). The band commented earlier about James joining the fold, "His experience and recording insight has helped shape the new album and we couldn't be happier!"
As well as the news of an imminent new release the band has announced a new UK / Ireland tour, their first in almost 2 years! "We are also excited to be hitting the tour circuit again after a short hiatus. We are hungry for live devastation and looking forward to seeing fans old and new!"
Reanimation UK/Ireland Live Dates
17/01/18 - Black Heart, London
18/01/18 - Green Door Store, Brighton
19/01/18 - Boiler Room, Guildford
20/01/18 - The Underground, Plymouth
21/01/18 - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
22/01/18 - Venue TBC, Birmingham
23/01/18 - Audio, Glasgow
24/01/18 - The Fulford Arms, York
25/01/18 - The Peer Hat, Manchester
26/01/18 - Venue TBC, Cork
27/01/18 - Limelight, Belfast
28/01/18 - On The Rox, Dublin
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
The Ukraine's Jinjer announces second round of dates on the "Will To Power Tour" supporting Arch Enemy!
Melodic metal masters Arch Enemy are ready to conquer fans worldwide as they embark on their headlining international "Will To Power Tour"!
Jinjer will support Arch Enemy on this intense tour run! The first leg of the tour will trek across Eastern Europe from September 15th until October 11th! The second round of dates for the "Will to Power Tour" will take place in early 2018 from January 12th until February 7th across Western Europe, and feature support from Wintersun and Tribulation as well!
Arch Enemy bandleader and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Very happy to already announce our “Will To Power" European headline tour for early 2018. We can't wait to get back out there with a new fresh Arch Enemy show full of cool surprises! And what a line-up! We have assembled a killer tour package with some amazing bands for you. Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer are all bands with their own unique and impressive live performances. This all adds up to an epic night of Metal that should not be missed!"
While Jinjer chimed in stating, "We are literally counting the days until this tour starts! It's everything that we've been working up to for the past few years: bigger venues, bigger crowds and smashing the stage every night with the likes of a heavy metal giant like Arch Enemy. This tour will be one for the record books for sure!"
Don’t miss out on this tour run! Tickets can already be purchased HERE!
JINJER as Support of ARCH ENEMY
“Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
12.01.2018 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
15.01.2018 CH - Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
22.01.2018 FR - Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR - Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE - Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
29.01.2018 DE - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE - Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO - Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE - Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE - Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE - Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
Tatiana Shmailyuk - Vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - Guitars
Eugene Kostyuk - Bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – Drums
Got your tent ready?! Bloodstock's campsite partner is Miss Daisy’s Camping Store, so if you don’t want to tow a ton of gear to site, order online and collect it from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite. See what’s available and/or place your order via their ‘click & collect’ service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/. If you arrive and discover you’ve forgotten your sleeping bag, they’ll do their best to help!
Also based in the Midgard campsite are our festival Samaritans. These guys are available 24hrs a day, from Thursday night through to Monday morning. It doesn’t matter if it’s late or early, baking hot or raining, if you’re feeling low and need some emotional support, please stop by their tent for a non-judgemental and confidential chat with someone trained to listen. Learn more about the Samaritans at: http://www.samaritans.org/.
If you came to Bloodstock last year, did you try the very metal, alcoholic, Kraken Black Spiced Rum ice cream? Bloodstock is pleased to say that not only is the ice cream returning, Kraken are bringing their Freaky Tiki bar, where you can imbibe dastardly concoctions amongst black palm trees, tiki torches, and shrunken heads. Look for the totem pole, you won’t be able to miss it. If bourbon revs your engine instead, you’re all set as Bulleit are cruising in with their classic Studebaker truck bar, offering their infamous frontier whiskey, along with a host of other Bulleit goodies!
There’s just ten days left ‘til the metallic hordes thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park! For the first time in the festival’s history, weekend tickets are now SOLD OUT!!!
If you’ve missed out, don’t panic. Day tickets are still available and can also be bought at the on-site box office throughout the weekend. The box office will be open from 10am to 10pm. For remaining ticket options and prices, see bloodstock.seetickets.com. All ticket purchases made online after 9am Wednesday 2nd August will not be mailed by post, they will be available for collection at the on-site box office. For details on last minute purchases, see here; http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/news/buying-bloodstock-2017-online-and-at-the-festival-gate.
There’s a wide range of food on offer at Bloodstock, so you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. Carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or looking for something Halal, gluten-free, or dairy-free? Bloodstock’s got you covered. Only low-fat ostrich meatballs will do? No problem, head over to I Love Ostrich. Pining for a lamb & mint sausage? All About The Sausage have 15 different foot longs. D&J Gallops Farm Burgers are all about sustainable, free-range, grass-fed beef. Veggies and vegans are catered for at Hot Wok, Paellaria, & long time festival fave Deli Kate - but do check out other vendors too because they aren’t the only ones with suitable options! Wash it all down with a milkshake (inc. dairy-free) from Shaken Udder - they even do a breakfast one. There’s many other choices besides and there’s also free drinking water at designated water points in the campsites and main arena.
Learn more at: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2017/traders,
When you’re not watching bands, check out the Bloodstock market place, where more than 40 traders will be offering everything from band merch, alternative clothing, flags, patches, army surplus, hats, New Rocks, home-ware, CDs, vinyl, posters, jewellery, fancy dress, face painting, and more. Looking for something different? Visit Viking Crafts, Amber Wolf Workshop, or pick up some Norse God-inspired leisure wear at Descended From Odin. Don’t forget to enter Teenage Cancer Trust’s raffle too. If you snapped up a VIP ticket, you’ll love the rock n’ roll silver jewellery from The Great Frog, exclusively in the Serpents Lair.
If you have any final questions you want to put directly to Bloodstock, festival directors Adam Gregory & Vicky Hungerford are doing a special Facebook Live Q&A all about Bloodstock over on the Metal Hammer Facebook page at www.facebook.com/metalhammer tomorrow (Tues 1st Aug) at 6pm.
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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