Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos have announced their "Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017, Pt. 1, kicking off on June 10th in Marilia/SP. The support comes from the death / black metal act Justabeli. See the full tour trek below.
"Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017 (Part 1 w/ Justabeli)
10.06 - Marilia/SP (Brasil) @ Cão Pererê
11.06 - Ribeirão Preto/SP (Brasil) @ Toca do Jack
12.06 - Campinas/SP (Brasil) @ Autorock
14.06 - Londrina/PR (Brasil) @ Cativeiro Bar
15.06 - Maringá/PR (Brasil) @ Tribus Bar
16.06 - Cascavel/PR (Brasil) @ Adega Nostra Vamos
17.06 - Foz do Iguaçu/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
18.06 - Guarapuava/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
20.06 - Joinville/SC (Brasil) @ Delinquents Bar
21.06 - Brusque/SC (Brasil) @ Rock Bar
22.06 - Fraiburgo/SC (Brasil) @ TBA
23.06 - Caxias do Sul/RS (Brasil) @ Cachacaria Sarau
24.06 - Rio Grande/RS (Brasil) @ Star Club
26.06 - São Leopoldo/RS (Brasil) @ Embaixada do Rock
27.06 - Passo Fundo/RS (Brasil) @ Claudião Drink Store
28.06 - Lages/SC (Brasil) @ Macaco Astronaut Pub
29.06 - Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Magos Bar
30.06 - Criciuma/SC (Brasil) @ 512
01.07 - Sao Jose/SC (Brasil) @ Plataforma Rock Bar
02.07 - Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ Blood Rock Bar
04.07 - Sorocaba/SP (Brasil) @ Sound
05.07 - Sao Jose dos Campos/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
06.07 - Araraquara/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
07.07 - Embu-Guaçu/SP (Brasil) @ Baguna Bar
08.07 - Cordeiropolis/SP (Brasil) @ Nonnalisa Music Bar
09.07 - Carapicuíba/SP (Brasil) @ Synple Pub
13.07 - Sao Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Clash Club
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-
Multi-platinum rock band Evanescence are set to play their first UK dates for 5 years. They appear at London’s Eventim Apollo on June 13th & 14th. More info available at http://www.evanescence.com/shows/
Led by Amy Lee’s operatic and passionate vocals, Evanescence has sold nearly 25 million albums since the band’s 2003 debut, Fallen. The album’s lead single, “Bring Me To Life” won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Other massive hits followed including “My Immortal,” “Going Under,” and “Call Me When You’re Sober,” establishing Evanescence as worldwide tour headliners.
Lee comments "Coming back to Europe has been a high priority for us and we are very excited for the shows this summer. The band has a special new energy right now and we are pushing ourselves and more than ever onstage, and enjoying ourselves immensely. Can't wait to share it with you!"
Full European tour dates are below:
June 10th – Vantaa, Finland @ Rockfest
June 13th - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
June 18th – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
June 20th – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
June 21st – Trakai, Lithuania @ Sunset Festival
June 26th – Kiev, Ukraine @ Stereo Plaza
June 29th – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenale Romane
July 2nd – Athens, Greece @ Rockwave Festival
July 4th – Milan, Italy @ Milano Summer Festival
July 6th – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock for People
July 8th – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Summer Nights Open Air
July 9th – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
Amy Lee recently announced that the band are working with an orchestra on new album ‘Synthesis’. They will be re-recording core Evanescence tracks as well as showcasing a couple of new songs. You can watch the announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/videos/10154322072766786/
Amy Lee: Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Will Hunt: Drums
Troy McLawhorn: Guitar
Jen Majura: Guitar, Vocals
Tim McCord: Bass
Aussie Metal Titans Thy Art Is Murder have announced a UK Tour for this October.
Guitarist Andrew Marsh commented:
"We are super stoked to return to Europe, and this time with more UK dates than we have played in a very long time. For too long we have neglected the UK and we are going to make up for it in style.
Joining us on our album headlining tour will be our great friends and ridiculously heavy bands, After The Burial, Oceano, and Australian blackened hardcore juggernauts Justice For The Damned.
We can’t wait to bring our new record to the road, and this will mark the very first leg of the Dear Desolation world tour." - Andrew Marsh
The band; freshly reunited with original frontman CJ McMahon will release their fourth album later this Summer. Stay tuned for more details to be unveiled very soon!
Tickets for all dates go on sale Monday at 10am, full dates and ticket links as follows:
3rd October – Cardiff – Cardiff Uni
4th October – Leeds – Key Club
5th October – Glasgow – Garage
6th October – Manchester – Club Academy
7th October – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
8th October – London – The Electric Ballroom
9th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Finnish doom metal band Red Moon Architect has released their 3rd album. It carries the name "Return Of The Black Butterflies" and is released worldwide via Inverse Records.
Its six tracks, clocking at 49 minutes, perfectly represent band's brutally heavy, atmospheric and beautiful soundscape.
Red Moon Architect has also released a new music video of the title track "Return Of The Black Butterflies". It's the last video release of this album and tells the haunting story with over six minutes of crushing doom.
Watch "Return Of The Black Butterflies" video on Youtube: http://youtu.be/KVw55N9Nf68
The album was recorded, produced and mixed by the band's mastermind Saku Moilanen at Deep Noise Studios. It is mastered by Juho Räihä at Soundspiral Audio.
New Zealand's Heresiarch will release Death Ordinance - the band's first ever full-length - this summer on Dark Descent Records. The album breaks a three-year silence following the band's 2014 7-inch Waelwulf. Heresiarch first emerged from the depths in 2011 with the Dark Descent Records-backed release Hammer of Intransigence.
Experience the band's evolution with No Clean Singing's exclusive premiere of "Storming Upon Knaves." Listen at: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/05/12/an-ncs-premiere-heresiarch-storming-upon-knaves/
Dark Descent Records will release Death Ordinance July 7 on CD and digital formats. Vinyl treatment to follow.
"Those who flee the hammer, shall abide the forge"
Death Ordinance is set in a future ravaged by 30 years of war, global societies have collapsed into anarchic warfare between tribal bands. Following nuclear warfare and EMP's, remnants of technology are repurposed solely for conflict. Regression becomes progress as oppression and power struggle with natural law and imminent extinction.
What remains of humanity struggles in the vestiges, the final lineage impotent and malformed, for the scraps of a dying world. The album documents the twilight of existence through three movements the onset as "Consecrating Fire" and concluding with "Desert of Ash".
Each song is deliberate with serving a purpose compositionally as well as with the lyrical narrative.
"Senses heightened, survival preceeds morality..."
Tove Styrke is set to play a hotly anticipated UK show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on June 12th. The gig – the first since releasing her brand new single ‘Say My Name’ – is presented by The Line Of Best Fit.
She said: "This will be my first show in one and a half years and I’m beyond excited! It’s so great that I get to do this in London. Last time was such a turnout, I really can’t wait to get back. I’ve put together a new band and it sounds better than ever. It’s going to be a mix of old and new material. You’ll love it!”
Tove’s comeback single ‘Say My Name’ has already received critical acclaim from the likes of NME, BBC, Pigeons And Planes and NYLON, and was Radio 1 Greg James’ Tune of the Week last week.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.songkick.com/store/events/30166884
As Spring creeps into Summer, Bloodstock HQ is a hive of activity. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals are well under way and plans are on track for 2017 being the biggest and best Bloodstock yet! Here’s ten more bands for starters...
Bloodstock is delighted to now reveal that nefarious Nuclear Blast group Devilment will join the bill at Catton Park this Summer. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. Devilment declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check Devilment out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!” If you’re not a loyal disciple already, get to grips with their most recent album, ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’, via their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps/ and watch the video for ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ - https://youtu.be/tQbZ-tQycEY.
Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own Battle Beast! With ferocious riffs galore, Battle Beast are both heavy AND metal, perfect for opening night party shenanigans! Bassist Eero comments, “We're psyched to be taking on Bloodstock for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!” Check out the video for ‘Bringer Of Pain’, the title track from their most recent album, at: https://youtu.be/pBpv_pcUEIQ.
Bloodstock can also announce the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals! Friday welcomes Coventry winners Devil’s Playground, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies (https://www.facebook.com/devil.playground) and modern metalheads Merithian, who took top prize in the Swindon heat (https://www.facebook.com/MerithianOfficial). Check out their lyric video for ‘Grow’ at: https://youtu.be/vnsGwZTJMgk.
Also brutalizing Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors Enslavement (https://www.facebook.com/EnslavementUK), influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, & Devourment. On Saturday, Sheffield champions Ba’al add their blackened doom (www.facebook.com/baalsheff) plus Dublin’s top dogs Zhora bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary (https://www.facebook.com/zhOramusic/).
Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters Mist roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays (www.facebook.com/mist.doom). Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, & Pentagram - hear it in ‘Phobia’ at: https://youtu.be/u7QwIwGk28w. CD application conquerors Heathen Deity join Sunday from the Midlands (https://www.facebook.com/heathendeityofficial). Get into their esoteric lore and absolute blackness via ‘Gut The Church’ at https://youtu.be/414Y6aG-RUo. Last but not least, melodic death metallers Shrouded also join Sunday’s bill (https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband), having clinched first place in Belfast’s final.
Stay tuned to Bloodstock’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Can’t come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day? Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don’t miss out! VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.
Hot on the heels of their recently announced Fall U.S. tour with Vale Of Pnath and First Fragment, Virvum are proud to announce yet another exciting upcoming tour. Last year's debut album, Illuminance, put the Zurich, Switzerland-based crew in Virvum on the map in a big way and the group is eager to keep the momentum going. This summer Virvum will embark on a European tour with renowned technical death metal act Beyond Creation. The tour kicks off in Mid-June and ends on with a special appearance by both bands at the UK Tech Fest in early July. Where Virvum will perform on July 7th, and Beyond Creation will perform on July 9th. Dates for the tour follow below.
June 20 Aarau (CH) Kiff (with The Black Dahlia Murder)
June 21 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
June 22 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
June 24 Tuzla (BA) Club Palma
June 25 Sofia (BG) Live & Loud
June 26 Cluj-Napoca (RO) The Shelter
June 27 Kosice (SK) Colloseum
June 28 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
June 29 Wien (AT) Viper Room
June 30 München (DE) Feierwerk
July 1st Colmar (FR) Grillen
July 2nd Utrecht (NL) dB's
July 7th Newark (UK) Tech Fest
Haloo Helsinki! will celebrate its 10-year career in Autumn and will embark on the "Hulluuden Highway Areenakiertueen" tour, which will start in October and visit 10 cities. The tour's concluding concert will be at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on December 2nd. The tour tickets will be available on Monday 15th May. Ticketmaster's website. Tickets for Turun Logom concert are sold by lippu.fi.
"After the great feedback from Tallinn's Saku Arena we decided to organize our 10-year career as the most massive tour. We want to bring all 10 cities warm and joyful lifestyles! Our gigs are unique to the public and our chemistry, something that is just amazing. All the gigs in the Arena Tour are S/K18 gigs, so all ages are welcome to party with us! "- guitarist-composer Leo Hakanen
"It's wonderful to see the band has stuck together over those 10 years! Our listeners give us faith and strength! It's great to share that evening together with them <3" - vocalist-songwriter Elli Haloo.
Hulluuden Highway Areenakiertueen Tour:
PE 20.10. Lahti, Exhibition Hall
LA 21.10. Turku, Logomo
PE 27.10. Rovaniemi, Lappi Areena
LA 28.10. Oulu, Ouluhalli
PE 03.11. Tampere, Tähti Areena
LA 04.11. Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki Areena
PE 10.11. Kuopio, Kuopio Hall
LA 11.11. Joensuu, Joensuu Arena
PE 17.11. Jyväskylä, Synergy Arena
LA 02.12. Helsinki, Hartwall Arena
The show starts at 20:00 (doors 18:30). S / K18.
Tickets from 39,90 EUR www.ticketmaster.fi
(For the Turku gig www.lippu.fi)
Haloo Helsinki! made a return in March at two Tallinn Saku Arena concerts, which attracted a total audience of nearly 20,000 people. The return concert was followed by a Finnish tour, all of which were sold out.
Haloo Helsinki! released their sixth album, "The Highness of the Fallen". In Berlin, the legendary Hansa Studio album has sold more than 40,000 copies, therefore going double platinum. "The Highness of the Fall" has since been released as the most sold album in Finland, taking the top spot for a total of 8 weeks. The album includes the singles "Dear" and "The Highness of the Fallen".
Haloo Helsinki! is currently the largest Finnish band that has released 6 albums, which have sold more than 300,000 songs. The band's tracks have been listened to over 120 million times in streaming services, and music videos have been watched over 55 million times. The achievements include, among others, 6 Emma Awards, 10 Radio Lists of the first singles and nearly 700 gigs. The band's hits include, among others:-
("Dear", "The Highway of the Fall", "Beibi", "The Moon Will Wind", "Pulp Fiction", "I Hate Tired", "Thank You Is No Kiros", "Shout!", "Worldwide Side" and "The world has been made for us".)
(”Rakas”, ”Hulluuden Highway”, ”Beibi”, ”Kuussa tuulee”, ”Pulp Fiction”, ”Vihaan kyllästynyt”, ”Kiitos ei ole kirosana”, ”Huuda!”, ”Maailman toisella puolen”, ”Vapaus käteen jää” ja ”Maailma on tehty meitä varten”. respectively)
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