Finland's Gothic Metallers The 69 Eyes recently announced that they will release their 12th studio album on September 13th. Right in time for their 30th band anniversary, 'West End' will see the light of day, so prepare for 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour featuring several top-notch guest vocalists including Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö's Calico Cooper.
Today, the band have revealed the first trailer for their upcoming album, in which they discuss the ”funeral balloons” sculpture on the cover of the album. The artwork was created by the famous Finnish sculptor Jiri Geller, a friend of the band since the very early days.
"It was like black magick to have Jiri back in our Helsinki Vampire circles again! I literally haven’t seen him for twenty years but he was the same freak as back then - and as we all are,” - singer Jyrki 69 praises the long-lost lost boy.
Watch the trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5A3il7Dec
In addition to their previously announced European tour dates, the Helsinki Vampires are ready for more extensive touring through their home country and will soon embark on a tour through Finland before hitting the rest of Europe and Russia:
14.09. FIN Radio Rock Cruise, Helsinki – Tallinn – Helsinki
20.09. FIN Viking Grace, Turku – Stockholm – Turku
25.09. FIN Tampere - Klubi
28.09. FIN Ähtäri - Club B 52
04.10. FIN Hämeenlinna - Aulanko Areena
05.10. FIN Mikkeli - Wilhelm Public House
10.10. FIN Kuopio - Henry’s Pub
11.10. FIN Joensuu - Ravintola Kerubi
12.10. FIN Kotka - Ravintola Leikari
25.10. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
26.10. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
01.11. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia
THE 69 EYES - West End Tour 2019
02.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
03.11. D Berlin - SO36
05.11. D Hamburg - Logo
06.11. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
07.11. D Stuttgart - Wizemann Club
08.11. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
09.11. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
11.11. PL Wroclaw - Stary Klasztor
12.11. HU Budapest - Barba Negra
13.11. SK Bratislava - Atelier Babylon
14.11. AT Vienna - Chelsea
16.11. IT Parma - Campus Music Industry
17.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
19.11. D Trier - Mergener Hof
20.11. F Paris - Backstage by the Mill
21.11. UK London - The Garage
23.11. D Oberhausen - Kulttempel
24.11. D Frankfurt – Zoom
Catch THE 69 EYES also in 2020:
06.03. LVA Riga - Melna Piektdiena
07.03. LTU Vilnius - Vakaris
08.03. BLR Minsk - Republic
10.03. UKR Lviv - Festrepublic
11.03. RUS Kiev - Atlas
13.03. RUS St.Petersburg - Zal
14.03. RUS Moscow - RED
16.03. RUS Khabarovsk - Velicano
17.03. RUS Vladivostok - Kraft
Ticket Link: http://69eyes.polygon.group/
As the first taster for their new album, The 69 Eyes have recently revealed the music video for their new single '27 & Done'. The clip features excerpts from the horror film 'The 27 Club' by Cleopatra Entertainment and you can watch it, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLoqIdCMZCE
THE 69 EYES are:
Jyrki 69 - vocals
Bazie - guitar, backing vocals
Timo-Timo - guitar
Archzie - bass, backing vocals
Jussi 69 - drums
Swiss-Serbian Gothic Metallers Evolucija are thrilled to announce that they will co-headline, alongside KBO, the "Rock Night in Trstenik" open-air festival, taking place on June 28th in Serbia! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/332398714106551/
Next EVOLUCIJA festivals:
June 28th - Rock Night in Trstenik - Serbia
July 5th - Goat Hell Metal Fest - Pula, Croatia
More shows TBA.
Swiss-Serbian Evolucija was formed in 2007 in Switzerland by Dragisa Marinjes. In the same year the debut album “Baklja slobode” came out on Tioli Records. For the German film “Die Templerherren” Dragisa composed the official soundtrack “Pale Rider”. In 2012 Dragisa and Swiss Frontwoman Ilana moved to Serbia. Their second album “Igra Pocinje” was released in 2016 again on Tioli Records. The first album in English “Hunt” came out on March 30th, 2018, on Pure Steel Records. The German Cute & Dangerous Magazine rewarded the band with the Innocent Award for the album, becoming then the winner of “Album of the Year”. Highlights of Evolucija are Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Karneval Vrnjacka Banja (SRB), Beer Fest Belgrade (SRB), BARF Festival Belgrade (SRB) and Swiss Metal Attack Z7 Prattlen (CH). The band is currently working on new album, more information will be revealed soon.
American Melodic Death Metallers Light This City announce first European tour dates confirmed for September
Bay Area melodic death metal outfit Light This City announces the band's first ever European tour, confirmed for the end of summer, as the band continues to support of their acclaimed Terminal Bloom LP, released last year through Creator-Destructor Records.
Terminal Bloom, Light This City's first album in a decade, boasts ten tracks that capture their tendency towards extreme melody and intensity, honoring the Swedish sounds of the '90s. Having spent the past decade performing and touring in numerous other bands, the five members of Light This City have only honed and shaped their skills and musicianship since their 2008-released Stormchaser. Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.
Following several tours throughout the US and Canada, as well as their first tour of Mexico, and a recent tour of Japan, Light This City now confirms their maiden trip across the Atlantic. The band's European Bloom Part 1 trek will begin September 12th and run through Germany, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, coming to an end on September 21st. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced in the months ahead as the band continues to book new ventures.
Drummer Ben Murray states:-
"We couldn't be more excited to finally bring our thrash attack to Europe! This is just part 1 of our plan to tour Europe, as we'll be announcing another run early next year. If you live in one of these cities, we hope you make it out to one of the shows! It's been fifteen years since we began as a band, and we've wanted to get to Europe the whole time. See you in September!"
See the Light This City's official video for "Agents Of Fate" and more via YouTube RIGHT HERE.
Terminal Bloom is available on CD, LP, and digital formats now through Creator-Destructor Records. Find order options at the label webstore HERE and Bandcamp where the album is streaming HERE.
LIGHT THIS CITY - European Bloom Part 1:
9/12/2019 Pocca Bar - Hamburg, DE
9/13/2019 Tempelt - Kongens Lyngby, DK
9/14/2019 Podium De Vorstin - Hileversum, NL
9/17/2019 Keller Klub - Stuttgart, DE
9/18/2019 Arena - Wien, AT
9/19/2019 Explosiv - Graz, AT
9/20/2019 Dagda Live - Retorbibo, IT
9/21/2019 Palazzo - Chur, CH
Australian Metalcore crew Amberyse add Brisbane date to 'The Glass House' tour; tour supports announced
Geelong metalcore crew Amberyse dropped their huge single "Glass House" and announced their 'The Glass House' Tour on May 3rd - and now they are adding a Brisbane date to that schedule - and are today announcing the sweet list of artists supporting them on the tour!
The single 'Glass House' is live for streaming and purchase now at bit.ly/GlassHouseSpotify and tickets for all shows on their tour are available at amberyse.com/shows.
The Geelong outfit initially announced three red hot shows for 'The Glass House Tour' - with shows at Sydney's Crowbar, Melbourne's Stay Gold and Geelong's Workers. Today they have added Saturday July 6 in Brisbane at Crowbar, supporting Brissy home town alt-metal legends Meliorist, who have also experienced recent success with their EP and singles! Tickets to all shows are available at www.amberyse.com/shows.
The Crowbar Sydney show will feature support from Liberties, Kaskeid, Elision and Infinite Illusion, Melbourne's Stay Gold show remains a hyped-up mystery for now, Geelong's Workers' show will see The Gloom in The Corner, Liberties and Shopping Trolley Fist Fight - and the Brisbane show sees Meliorist headlining, Amberyse in main support and Isla Vera.
The track "Glass House" is produced, mixed and mastered at The Loud Noise Estate and at its core is about drug abuse and struggling to overcome addiction. The track has managed to secure the band plays on triple j's Short. Fast. Loud., rotation play on The Faction Radio and playlist addition to Spotify's Homegrown and Heavy and Apple Music's Heaps Heavy Playlist!
Forming in early 2015, Geelong's own Amberyse wasted little time establishing themselves as a fiery and energetic collection of musicians with a dynamic stage presence. The groups blend of heavy/melodic riffs, groove riddled percussion and the frenzied energy of frontman Jayden bring together a unique sound that they are proud to call their own. The release of their last creation 'Heavy Hands' in 2018 saw the group playing with the likes of Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Ocean Grove, Hands like Houses and Deez Nuts.
"Glass House" is out now at iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Tickets are on sale now for Amberyse's Glass House Tour at amberyse.com/shows.
Hypersonic are confirmed for the next Brainstorm Fest, which will be held in The Netherlands on November 8th / 9th.
Tickets are already on pre-sale at this link: https://brainstormfestival.bigcartel.com/
The band is currently at work in a recording studio to complete their new single "Path of Salvation" which will be released this summer.
(Official Video-clip): https://youtu.be/8gw1SiGYHIU
Hypersonic was born in 2006 by the idea of Salvo Grasso and Emanuele Gangemi. The line-up established with Maria Rita Randazzo on vocals, Francesco Testai on keyboards and Giuseppe Carciotto on bass.When Maria Rita and Giuseppe left, the band welcomed Vera Romeo and Francesco Caruso.In 2007 Hypersonic released his first demo (Demo 2007 with the first tracks composed by the drummer Salvo Grasso and the guitarist Emanuele Gangemi.A new singer, Alessia Rapisarda joined the band in 2008 and her beautiful and powerful voice was welcomed with enthusiasm.At the beginning of 2008 the band released their first EP entitled Inspiration Is Transpiration; it was acclaimed with positive feedback from magazines and various radio promotions.In the following months Francesco Testai left the band for personal reasons so Dario Caruso, Francesco's brother, became the new keyboarder: the line-up was finally accomplished.
During these years the band took part in numerous live shows and Rock and Metal festivals.In March 2009 Hypersonic entered at Tower Hill Studio (Belpasso / Catania-Italy) to record their first album Fallen Melodies, mixed by Luigi Scuderi and Salvo Grasso and mastered by Riccardo Samperi at TRP MUSIC STUDIO (Tremestieri Etneo / Catania-Italy). In December 2010 Hypersonic released the new single Rebirth online from the album. In January 2011, the band signed a record deal with Underground Symphony to release the debut album Fallen Melodies, scheduled for January 31th.Fallen Melodies had a great success in the following months, receiving great reviews and interviews from Heavy Metal zine and webzines worldwide.Hypersonic played in different European and Italian festivals like Elements Of Rock (Switzerland), Femetal Fest and We Rock Fest (Italy).
In January 2016 the band signed a record deal with Revalve Records for the releasing of the new album entitled Existentia.The new album is a concept based on the existence of man and the spiritual affairs afterlife and it will be released in March/April 2016.In the album there are some special guests like:Michele Luppi (Secret Sphere, ex-Vision Divine, Killing Touch, Los Angeles), Tommy ReinXeed Johansson (ReinXeed, Golden Resurrection), Jo Lombardo (Metatrone, Ancestral), Roberta Pappalardo (Black Roses), and more.Mix and Mastering are edited by Riccardo Samperi at TRP MUSIC STUDIO (Tremestieri Etneo / Catania-Italy). in September 2016 Great Achievement for Hypersonic!!!
#38° in Itunes Netherlands Rock Chart
#78° in Itunes Switzerland Rock Chart
English Modern Metallers Sister Shotgun have announced dates in July with Gamma Bomb and a Midlands show with friends Iconic Eye in Cannock on June 1, 2019.
Vocalist Chloe Ozwell says:-
“We‘re very much looking forward to returning to the Midlands for an intimate show with our good friends, Iconic eye. It going to be a crazy show”
And on hooking up with Gamma Bomb again: “We can‘t wait to get back on the road and hit a couple of a cities we've not played for in a while. We‘re excited to be supporting Gama Bomb and these are set to be some insane shows!”
Iconic Eye + Sister Shotgun
Gama Bomb + Sister Shotgun
Sister Shotgun recently premiered the music video for "Sacred Heart," a single from their debut album, entitled Fragments. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70_GK_4eIM&feature=youtu.be
Chloe Ozwell – Vocals
Benji Tatlock – Guitar
Niall Wills – Guitar
Tim Chambers – Bass
Dave Harvey – Drums
Canadian folk metal group Mongol head all the way over to East European for 13 dates across Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Latvia throughout May and June 1st. The band have been riding high since the release and critical success of their last album The Return which has turned into quite the sleeper hit for Sliptrick. Expect a high energy, gonzoid show from the boys full of theatre and rabble rousing tunes.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
15.05 | Old Pub | Zaporizhzhya, UKR
16.05 | Madisan | Kryvyi Rih, UKR
17.05 | Art Café Étage | Zhovti Vody, UKR
18.05 | Rocker Pub | Kremenchug, UKR
19.05 | Volume Club | Kyiv, UKR
22.05 | Hertz | Orel, RUS
23.05 | A Club | Smolensk, RUS
24.05 | Alibi | Moscow, RUS
25.05 | Irris | Vologda, RUS
26.05 | Music Box | Tver, RUS
30.05 | MCB | Jelgava, LV
31.05 | Black Pub Komin | Suwalki, PL
01.06 | Fontaine Palace | Liepaja, LV
The Return, the new album from Canadian folk metal group Mongol, is a concept album written about a Mongolian Prophecy that states that Genghis Khan will return from the grave to complete his conquest of the world. Intertwined within the tracks, you’ll find melodic harmonies that conjure imagery of the vast glory of a great united Empire, and the raw beauty of her homeland; but you will also hear ruthless thundering rhythms that recall the reckless unbridled violence of battle. R
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Tev Tengri – Vocals
Zev – Guitar
Zelme – Guitar
Bourchi – Drums
Sorkhan Sharr – Bass
Sche-Khe – Keyboard/Folk Instruments
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English Symphonic Metallers Pythia announce special London "The Solace Of Ancient Earth" album launch party
Epic, symphonic metallers Pythia have announced that they will host a special album launch party in London on May 16th for new album The Solace Of Ancient Earth, the day before it goes on general release. The gathering will take place at The Big Red and entry will be free. There will be a play back of the album, metal DJs, food and drink - and most importantly copies of the new album will be available to buy. Band members will be in attendance to chat to, share a drink with and sign copies of the album - it should be a great night for all fans of the band. For full details head to the Facebook event page:-
Pythia Album Launch Party - https://www.facebook.com/events/664277877356517/
Mongolian rock / metal group The HU announce 23 European summer tour dates throughout June and July, including 6 UK dates, for the first time ever. The tour coincides with the upcoming international release of their debut album The Gereg, slated for summer 2019.
Bringing their unique style of Mongolian rock to the masses, The HU will be making their worldwide debut this June during a run of summer festivals in Europe. Swapping the Altai Moutains and Gobi Desert for High rises and down pours, their European summer tour will include, Sama’Rock Festival and Eurockeennes De Belfort Festival (France), Download Festival (UK), Tons of Rock Festival (Norway) and Graspop Festival (Belgium), plus UK performances in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and London.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd May and can be purchased from the band’s official website, HERE.
The four-piece band combines traditional Mongolian instruments with modern American hard rock to create their own style of music they call “hunnu rock,” which derives from “HU,” the Mongolian root word for human beings. This unique sound blends heavy rock elements with traditional Mongolian guttural throat singing, accentuated by lyrics reflecting old Mongolian war cries and poetry.
You can watch the band’s EPK HERE.
The HU became an online sensation when they released music videos for “Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu” in December 2018, racking up a combined 24 million views to date. They, re-released the singles on March 29, generating incredible global recognition across the globe. The track, “Wolf Totem” reached Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart and was featured as the #1 song on 19 different charts, while “Yuve Yuve Yu” reached #2 on 11 different charts across the globe. Both tracks are available digitally HERE.
In April, the band were offered Official Mongolian Ambassador to the World by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia, whilst he congratulated them on their success.
The HU also celebrate their signing to E7M (Eleven Seven Music) – home to Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Nothing More.
Eleven Seven’s COO, Steve Kline said about the signing:-
“Eleven Seven is continuously searching for unique and talented artists. The Hu’s mix of traditional Mongolian instrumentation and original brand of rock is unlike any other band. From first listen, we were immediately blown away. The Hu are about to take the world by storm, and we could not be more excited to welcome them to the Eleven Seven family!”
Eleven Seven Label Group Managing Director Europe Dan Waite added to Kline’s comments:-
“The Hu will perform in 12 European countries in June and July, playing to hundreds of thousands of festival fans this summer. With 2 tracks in the UK iTunes genre top 10 currently this is perfect timing to satisfy the demand to see the band. The excitement building up reflects the compelling blend of music and Mongolian culture”.
The HU said:-
"We couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing team at E7M. The passion they have for The HU can be felt from New York to Mongolia and we’re excited to do great things together.”
THE HU EUROPEAN TOUR 2019
Thursday, 6 Berlin GERMANY Sage
Friday, 7 Nurnberg GERMANY Rock Im Park
Saturday, 8 Eifel, Nurnburg GERMANY Rock Am Ring
Sunday, 9 Amiens FRANCE Sama'Rock Festival
Tuesday, 11 Brighton UK The Haunt
Wednesday, 12 Manchester UK Academy 3
Friday, 14 Glasgow UK G2
Saturday, 15 Donington UK Download Festival
Monday, 17 Bristol UK Fleece
Tuesday, 18 London UK Underworld
Wednesday, 19 Paris FRANCE Nouveau Casino
Friday, 21 Dessel BELGIUM Graspop Festival
Sunday, 23 Varniai LITHUANIA Kilkim Zaibu
Monday, 24 Warsaw POLAND Hydrozagadka
Wednesday, 26 Copenhagen DENMARK Pumpehuset
Thursday, 27 Stockholm SWEDEN Debaser Strand
Friday, 28 Oslo NORWAY Tons of Rock
Sunday, 30 Hamburg GERMANY Knust
Monday, 1 Amsterdam NETHERLANDS Melkweg (Oude Zaal)
Tuesday, 2 Cologne GERMANY Luxor
Thursday, 4 Belfort FRANCE Eurockeennes De Belfort Festival
Friday, 5 Zurich SWITZERLAND Moods
Saturday, 6 Cesky Brod CZECH REPUBLIC Rock for People
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the HU members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, with their producer, Dashka, combine the bombastic bass and drums of rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and guttural throating singing. Since the formation of the band, they’ve been working on their first album, The Gereg. The term Gereg means the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The album contains nine songs, including the recently released “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem,” and is slated for release in 2019 on Eleven Seven Music.
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US symphonic metal Beyond Forgiveness have announced their Live To Tell The Story Eastern European Tour which takes in Ukraine, Russia and Latvia for 14 dates in June and includes an appearance at the 3 day ARM Antimateria Rock and Metal Festival in Lipetsk, Russia on June 14th.
For the tour, the group will be featuring new tracks from their upcoming release Live To Tell The Story. They are currently putting the finishing touches to the album with a plan to release worldwide via Sliptrick Records later in the year.
Since 2014, Beyond Forgiveness have cultivated their signature symphonic metal sound through the composition of lush classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals colliding with heavy and aggressive metal. In 2019, the band continues to push the boundaries of the symphonic metal genre with Live To Tell The Story, which follows their 2016 EP, The Ferryman’s Shore, and their 2017 debut full length album, The Great Wall.
Beyond Forgiveness vocalist Talia Hoit says:-
“We are so happy to announce our upcoming tour this summer! We are very excited to introduce our new music and visit our friends and fans in Eastern Europe and are really looking forward to teaming up with the other fantastic bands in this tour package!” –
Upcoming Tour Dates:
07.06 | Zaporizhya, UKR | Old Pub
08.06 | Kryvyi Rig, UKR | Madison
09.06 | Odessa, UKR | More Music club
10.06 | Kyiv, UKR | Volume Club
13.06 | Voronezh, RUS | Club 12
14.06 | Lipetsk, RUS | ARM Antimateria Rock and Metal Festival
15.06 | Rostov, RUS | Badland
16.06 | Krasnodar, RUS | Rock Bar
17.06 | Volgograd, RUS | Belaya Loshad
18.06 | Tambov, RUS | Molotov
19.06 | Moscow, RUS | Rock House
20.06 | Riga, LV | Depo
21.06 | Liepaja, LV | Fontaine Palace
22.06 | Jelgava, LV | MCB
Beyond Forgiveness are:
Talia Hoit – Vocals/Orchestration
Greg Witwer – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Richard Marcus – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Sean Rogers – Drums/Percussion
Jim Lasselle – Bass
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