It's their jubilee year! 35 years of Tankard!
And a suitable soundtrack can’t be neglected for the occasion. The band's 17th studio album entitled ‘One Foot In The Grave’ will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
But one week before its release, the iconic Frankfurt-based thrashers will celebrate another remarkable milestone in their career; all of Frankfurt are currently looking forward to the German cup final against Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 27th. 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans will be there following their team, and everyone able to watch the match will see Tankard's performance of the club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' about 30 minutes before kick-off, in front of the Frankfurt stands!
The band has launched an official trailer for this special event over on YouTube here.
The club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' was recorded and released on a Tankard EP in 2006; the band already had the chance to perform the song in the stadium of the German cup final against Bayern Munich that same year. Since that day, the track can be heard before every Eintracht Frankfurt home game. A re-release of the previously mentioned sold-out EP is tentatively scheduled for autumn 2017.
Italian death metal combo Mechanical God Creation are set to enter the studio soon to record their third album! Furthermore the band has announced their new shows.
Comments the band:-
"We are happy to announce these two new concerts, May 20 with Soul Rape, and for the first time in July 1st we will play in Norway where we have been invited to perform at Garasje Festival. We are excited to announce that we have completed the composition of the new album, and we will soon reveal the date of entry into the studio."
May 20th - Wanted Pub - Galliate, Italy
(more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/213291032494320)
July 1st - Garasje Festival - Norway
(more information at http://garasjefestival.no)
New shows will be announced shortly.
Earlier this year Mechanical God Creation toured with Septicflesh, supporting them in Russia. A video footage for their song “Walking Dead” has been posted on YouTube, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJo7JU46X_0
Following a whirlwind year in promotion of their new album “Lost Ritual” including stops at Desertfest & Download Festival, Corby sextet Raging Speedhorn have announced they will be unable to play any further shows in 2016.
The band have made the following announcement:
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of all our shows for the remainder of 2016 and the immediate cease in activity until the New Year. Raging Speedhorn is a unit, we work together or not at all and right now we need to be together to take care of one of our number. We hope you understand that we don't want to go into details or go public with any information other than to say we will be back in the New Year. This is just something we have to do so we can make sure we can come back in 2017 fully ready for anything it has to throw at us. I hope you will understand and respect our privacy in this matter.
We'd like to say sorry to all the promoters who've booked us, bands who were due to play shows with us and fans who are attending any of the shows we had booked for the remainder of the year. We hope any shows that still go ahead will still be attended, if possible, and that you have a great time with us in mind. You the fans are why we do this and without you we are nothing. All of us are forever grateful for everything you do in support of the Horn, you are like family to us. Right now, we need to regroup and take care of our own.
Party hard, take care of one another and see you in 2017.”
The band have asked for privacy for the time being on the matter and insist they will return in 2017.
Mongolia's Tengger Cavalry to perform at 29th annual Chinggis Khaan memorial ceremony in Princeton, NJ this Saturday, November 5th
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry are thrilled to announce their upcoming acoustic performance at the 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony, taking place in Princeton, NJ at the NJHA Conference and Event Centre this Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm. The band's set will include new songs and fan favourites and will begin at 4:00pm.
The Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony, which is presented by the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation and Mongol American Cultural Association, is one of the biggest conferences dedicated to the legendary Mongolian ruler in the United States. The event will also include a Mongolian-American cuisine reception in honour of all of the day's musical performers. For more information, please visit the Mongol American Cultural Association website.
Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal states:-
"We are greatly honoured to perform at this event! The Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony is a historical and academic event that has been held for 29 years state-side and people from all over the world gather together to celebrate the greatness of the Khaan. There are always traditional performances and literature readings, and even a shaman summoning ritual of Chinggis Khaan's spirit. To play at such event, alike no other commercial gig, is so meaningful to us on cultural and religious levels."
Japan's Babymetal announces second Tokyo Dome show, doubling audience to 110,000 people over two days
Babymetal, slated to perform their first ever Tokyo Dome concert on Monday September 19th, have announced that they will be adding another performance the next day on the 20th, to perform 2 days at Tokyo Dome. The two day event will be known as “Babymetal World Tour 2016 Legend - Metal Resistance - Red Night & Black Night”. The attendance over the two days is likely to be 110,000 people, marking the largest number in the history of Babymetal’s head line shows.
Babymetal is now touring in Europe on their third World Tour “Babymetal World Tour 2016”, including an appearance on the main stage at Download festival on Friday 10th June.
Their new album “Metal Resistance”, released simultaneously worldwide on April 1, 2016, ranked No.15 on the UK official chart, the highest rank in the history of Japanese artists, as well as charting in the Top 40s on the US Billboard chart, being the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts since Kyu Sakamoto.
Since the announcement of the their concert at Tokyo Dome marking the end of their third World Tour, pre sales took off with overwhelming response from fans, hence the decision to add a second date.
Marking the end of their third World Tour, Tokyo Dome 2 days headline show serves as a sequel to the 2 days show at the Nippon Budokan "Red Night & Black Night” in 2014.
Tickets for the additional performance will be available for pre sale starting August 27th.
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