Metal United World Wide
United We Stand, Divided We Fall
On May 5 this year, the Metal Community will come together for a united event, Metal United World Wide. To overcome the distances between the widespread individual communities, shows will be organised in over 50 countries and almost 60 cities around the world on the same date under the united banner.
All continents except Antarctica are in. Canada, the US, Germany, Ukraine and Australia are probably the less surprising participants. The Central and Latin American countries as well as Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and India should not come unexpected either. But how about Kenya, Zimbabwe and Gabon? And did you know that Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and Lebanon have a Metal Scene? Even war-torn Syria is planning to join the party with a show in Damascus. Currently 51 countries are participating and some others are considering to come on board as well. The first line-ups have already been announced and you might want to have a look at them and check out bands from all parts of the world. Or take a trip to one of the shows?
Here is the complete list: Metal United World Wide shows
Of course such a project needs a lot of support. The Metal Community is chipping in and assisting with promotion, media coverage, artwork and of course organising shows: www.metal-united-world-wide.com/partners So where will you party on 5 May 2018?
Warner Music will release Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.
Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.
Steve comments:- "We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, "'The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.
"On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”
The full track list and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
The album will replicate ‘The Book Of Souls’ original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.
More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com shortly.
Linkin Park have announced a special show in honour of their bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27, 2017. The singular event marks the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Chester passed on July 20th. The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honour the man who touched the lives of so many around the world.
The individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the event to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.
Pre-sale for tickets begins Tuesday, September 19, and general on-sale Friday, September 22. For more information, visit https://linkinpark.com.
The official video for the album title track, “One More Light” premiered this morning on the band’s social pages. Initially, the song had not been scheduled as a single, but the strong connection with fans in the weeks following Bennington’s passing brought the track to the forefront.
Directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, and long-time band videographer, Mark Fiore, the video not only reflects on the memory of Chester, but also the comradery of the band, the people they work with, and the community that has given them strength.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” says Joe Hahn. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” says Mike Shinoda. “In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
See One More Light video HERE
Athens based Symphonic Metallers Fallen Arise are confirmed for Summer Chaos 2017, taking place on July 31st at Lazur Stadium (Burgas, Bulgaria), sharing the stage with Kreator, Tarja and Crematory, among others. Get more information here:
As previously announced, Fallen Arise will play Hammerfest (Wales) on the 17th of March 2018. Furthermore, the band is in the studio, recording their next, third album.
Fallen Arise, formed in 2009, released their second full length album “Adeline” in October 2015, via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), combining a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the NERIT Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band. Fallen Arise have shared the stage with Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Leaves’ Eyes, Outloud, as well as playing several shows in Greece.
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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