September 15th - Underground, Plymouth
September 16th - Firebug, Leicester
September 17th - Warhorns Festival, Selby
September 18th - Black Heart, London
September 19th - Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
De Profundis are about to hit the road again, co-headlining a UK tour with Egyptian death metallers Scarab. Arranged by Concept Music Group and named the Kingdom Of Serpents tour, the five date, Zero Tolerance Magazine sponsored trek will see the two metal behemoths descending upon Plymouth, Leicester, London, Brighton and Selby – to take part in the Warhorns Festival.
These shows will conclude the touring in support of the critically acclaimed Kingdom Of The Blind album. The press reaction to the album was stunning, with Zero Tolerance Magazine branding it simply “immense”. The album is available now, directly from their label, Wicker Man Recordings...
Delain are a restless spirit! Not only when it comes to releasing outstanding records, but also taking a look at their live activities: Delain, who have garnered high praise in the entire rock and metal scene over the last few years, have just announced a full European tour for Fall 2016!
Since the release of their highly acclaimed album 'The Human Contradiction' in 2014 on Napalm Records, Delain have been constantly touring all over the world and shared the stages with arena acts such as Nightwish, Within Temptation and Sabaton. Delain ended 2015 headlining and conquering stages in sold out venues all over the world.
In between heavily touring, Delain found the time to release a new EP titled 'Lunar Prelude' (February 2016, Napalm Records), which includes two brand new tracks, exciting live cuts, mastered by Grammy Award winning Ted Jensen, 'Lunar Prelude' leaves the listener with a hunger for more, but shortens the wait for the next full length album from Delain which is set for release summer 2016!!!
Delain are going to hit the road this Fall in support of the new album for an extensive European tour! Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates, presented by Metal Hammer, Metal.de, Napalm Records, RTN Touring, Fortarock and Factory Music management and agency
with Special Guest Evergrey and support Kobra & The Lotus
14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
In support of their upcoming record, "Division Of Blood" (out May 27th via NoiseArt Records), the Greek thrash metal tank Suicidal Angels will join forces with Canada-based heavy metal monsters Skull Fist (which are working on their new record at the moment) and thrash metal newcomers Evil Inavders from Belgium, to tour Europe this fall.
Suicidal Angels states:
"Soon after the festival season comes to an end we’ll hit the road again for the European part of the Division of Blood World Tour. Along with Skull Fist and Evil Invaders we join forces to offer you a young, fresh and killer package! Loud stages, killer nights and a lot of headbanging is what comes as a promise from this combination! Division of Blood European Assault it is, check the poster below, choose your town, pick your date and meet you all soon. It’s gonna be killer!"
Skull Fist adds:
"This tour is something we are wicked syked about, It'll be with a new album, with new shoes, new pants, new attitude and after much needed brain rest, this will be the first time in our history with our 3rd album in which we've decided it's all about the music braa. The bands we are touring with are wicked fast and heavy so in celebration of this we will up the tempo's an entire 2 beats and casey will sing backups like chuck schuldiner haha The release date for the next album will be announced very soon but obviously now you know it will be sometime around this date!"
Evil Invaders says about the tour:
"We're currently still touring in South-America but we're already beyond thrilled to announce our upcoming European tour with Suicidal Angels and Skull Fist this fall! It's exciting to think about the crowd since this package is combining the coolest subgenres in today's Metal scene. We can't wait to join this battle and to raise some fucking HELL! By the way, we will release some brand new material right on this tour and we can't wait to share it with all of you! More info about it will follow very soon! This tour is gonna be wild as fuck!"
Opening support will be announced soon.
The tour dates are as follows:
29/09/2016 - NL - Enschede - Atak
30/09/2016 – GER – Essen - Turock
1/10/2016 - NL - Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
2/10/2016 - UK – London - Underworld
3/10/2016 - GER - Osnabrueck - Bastard Club
4/10/2016 - GER - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
5/10/2016 - FR - Colmar - Le Grillen
6/10/2016 - GER - Neunkirchen - Stummsche Reithalle
7/10/2016 - BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
8/10/2016 - FR - Paris - Petit Bain
9/10/2016 - FR - Nantes - Ferrailleur
11/10/2016 - ES - Madrid - Penelope
12/10/2016 - POR - Lisbon - RCA Club
13/10/2016 – ES - Murcia - Garaje
14/10/2016 – ES - Barcelona - Salamandra 1
16/10/2016 - IT- Brescia - Circolo Colony
19/10/2016 – GER - Weinheim - Café Central
20/10/2016 – GER - Nuremberg - Der Cult
21/10/2016 – GER - Munich - Backstage
22/10/2016 – AT - Dornbirn - Schlachthaus
23/10/2016 - CH - Zurich - TBA
24/10/2016 – AT - Vienna - Viper Room
25/10/2016 – CZ - Prague - Modra Vopice
26/10/2016 – HU - Budapest - Barba Negra
27/10/2016 - PL - Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
28/10/2016 - PL - Cracow - Zascianek
29/10/2016 – GER - Leipzig - Hellraiser
30/10/2016 – GER - Berlin - Bin Nuu
Visionary Swedish metallers Soilwork released their masterpiece 10th album 'The Ride Majestic' to great praise last year and now the wait is finally over for UK fans to experience it live. Soilwork will support Arch Enemy across the UK before playing a headline London show this August!
Dates as follows, tickets go on sale 9am Monday 25th April available from seetickets.com
21st August: (Support to Arch Enemy) Norwich -Waterfront
22nd August (Support to Arch Enemy) Sheffield - Corporation
23rd August (Support to Arch Enemy) Cardiff -Tramshed
24th August (Support to Arch Enemy) Southampton - Engine Rooms
25th August: (HEADLINE) London - The Underworld
Winter Days of Metal: Rockin' the winter of 2017
Once upon a time there was a wintry festival, located in the cover of a majestically towering mountain – this festival was called Winter Camp. It took place in a peaceful and secret area of charming Slovenia. No one knew if it was ever to return – Until now.
Hell yeah, it’s back! Seven years after the first event, Winter Camp will come back in a fresh new design. The organizers of the biggest Slovenian festival, the MetalDays, will host the new festival in 2017 – Winter Days of Metal.
In the lovely surroundings of beautiful Bohinj valley, just right under the arm of Slovenia's highest mountain Triglav, accentuated by breathtaking Lake of Bohinj, a new adventure is born. In March, the quiet village of Bohinjska Bistrica will welcome metalheads from all over the world. The event’s main location will be in Dvorana Danica of Bohinjska Bistrica. You will be able to enjoy real winter holidays merged with heavy, breaching metal sounds.
The skiing ground of the Vogel Ski Resort will offer you an amazing skiing experience on natural snow, simply spectacular views and very well-maintained ski slopes. Those who prefer some nice relaxing Spa are invited to Bohinj Aquapark, offering swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas and everything else that is needed for a relaxing stay.
Winter Days of Metal will rock the mountains from March 20-26, 2017.
The ticket sale starts on August 10, 2016. You can find more information about ticket prices, accommodation packages, festival packages and the first band announcements at the festival’s webpage as of August 10 at www.winterdaysofmetal.com. Until then you can find all information on the festival's Facebook page.
Prepare for your extraordinary winter holidays in magical Slovenia!
Pierce the Veil, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, are set to give a first, world exclusive live performance of tracks from their new album and will be signing free posters for fans at HMV, 363 Oxford Street, London, on Wednesday 27 April at 6.00pm.
The band will release its hotly-anticipated new album, Misadventures, on May 13, with Fearless Records.
Since 2006, Pierce The Veil have consistently climbed their way into the hearts of millions worldwide via an unshakable devotion to making honest and hypnotic hard rock. The San Diego quarte — Vic Fuentes on vocals, rhythm guitar and keys, Mike Fuentes on drums and percussion, Tony Perry on lead guitar, and Jaime Preciado on bass —staunchly uphold that tradition once again on their fourth full-length album, Misadventures.
“We went into making this record wanting to top the last one, something we try to do with every record,” said Vic. “We weren’t going to stop until we achieved that.” He continues: “We wanted everybody to shine on the record,” added Jaime. “It was important that each member stood out.”
Misadventures is the follow up to the band’s 2012 breakthrough release, Collide with the Sky, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, held the #1 spot on the Rock, Hard Rock, and Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, and earned the band a Gold single for the track “King for a Day.”
Pierce The Veil will perform at hmv, 363 Oxford Street, London from 6.00pm on Wednesday 27 April
Access to the event will be restricted to 300 and fans will be able to obtain a ticket for entry by pre-ordering the album online at hmv.com via a limited number of 'album + event ticket' bundles.
Full details at hmv.com
Less than four months to go and Bloodstock HQ is a hive of activity! With the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ heats well under way and finals scheduled to kick off in May, the booking team are racking up more and more bands for the UK’s best metal weekender this August!
Brit death metallers, Vallenfyre step into a main stage slot on Saturday. The band recently tore up the stage on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in Florida, so check out what’s in store via this fan-filmed footage of the band steaming through ‘Savages Arise’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Z0Mb7FxqE. Warm up your necks for August!
Progressive tech metal group, Brutai are set for a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday. The hotly tipped band are set to release their debut album this summer, so be sure to catch ‘em on the Sophie stage to hear the new material. Get the gist on their sound via the video for ‘Deep’ here - https://youtu.be/zrYnWehkSCQ.
Also joining Friday’s Sophie bill are female-fronted Dutch metallers The Charm The Fury. The band’s new album, due Autumn 2016, is said to be influenced by Pantera and Slipknot. No strangers to the Euro festival circuit, here’s hoping for a taste of the new tunes at Bloodstock ! Meanwhile, watch the video for ‘Colorblind’ from their last album at: https://youtu.be/Ri5qMMonxrE.
Extreme tech beasts, Meta-Statis also join Friday’s Sophie ranks. Following the band’s recent tour of India that saw them play to festival crowds of 25,000, Meta-Statis are back in the studio working on their third album. The masked Anon describes it as "throwing out the rule book, cutting edge, boundary redefining electronic death metal". Check out their video for ‘Disintegrate’ taken from the 2015 album, ‘The Paradox of Metanoia‘ here - https://youtu.be/6GyxpOxtYGQ.
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.
BOA will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.
Keep up to date with the very latest info on BOA’s official sites at:-
Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.
With a new album set for June 24th, The Browning are happy to get back to Europe and the UK to play new material for their rapidly growing fanbase.
Along for the ride, coming from all corners of the globe, are Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS), Empires Fade (ENG) and To Kill Achilles (SCT).
The tour will be stopping off at the following destinations. Tickets are on-sale at all the usual outlets. Get yours now!
The Alexia Agency Proudly Presents...
I Killed The Prom Queen (AUS)
The Browning (USA)
Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS)
Empires Fade (ENG)
To Kill Achilles (SCT)
06 Morecore Mania Festival Cologne (D)
07 Hirsch Nuremburg (D)
08 Werk 21 Zürich (CH)
09 Explosiv! Graz (A)
10 Viper Room Vienna (A)
11 Musik und Frieden Berlin (D)
12 Backstage Munich (D)
13 Ieperfest Ieper (B) *
14 Matrix Bochum (D)
15 Schlachthof Wiesbaden (D)
16 Wave Misano Adriatica (I)
17 The Garage Saarbrücken (D)
18 B58 Brunswick (D)
19 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) *
20 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) **
20 Hevy Open Air Newhaven (UK) *
21 Throwfest Cardiff (UK)
22 Cathouse Glasgow (UK)
23 The Rainbow Birmingham (UK)
24 The Hub Plymouth (UK)
25 Dingwalls London (UK)
26 The Social Southampton (UK)
27 6k Unreal Fest Liege (B)
28 Poppodium Volt Sittard (NL)
29 Backstage By The Mill Paris (F)
30 En Arena Stockholm (SE) *
31 Skjulet Gothenburg (SE) *
* = IKTPQ Only
** = w/o IKTPQ
The Norwegian Grammy winning black-metal band Kampfar join forces with the progressive metal giants Borknagar and death metallers Diabolical for the extensive European "Winter Thrice" Tour.
Kampfar released their seventh behemoth titled "Profan" in November, 2015. This album awarded them a Norwegian Grammy (Spelleman) and worldwide acclaim. After scouring the underground for over 20 years, Kampfar finally reached the tongue of every black-metal fan around the globe.
"It only gets bleaker and colder from here. “Profan” represents no hope, a life of filth, a surrender to the laws of Death and the Scythe." – Dolk (vocals)
Kampfar will release "Profan" and "Djevelmakt" on LTD transparent yellow vinyl for the Record Store Day lasting from 15th - 17th of April.
Hailed for their brilliant and energetic live performances the band is now once again ready to victimize the following cities:
13.04 - Hamburg (Germany) – Marx
14.04 - Oberhausen (Germany) – Kulttempel
15.04 - Berlin (Germany) – K17
16.04 - Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
17.04 - Cracov (Poland) – Kwadrat
18.04 - Brno (CZ) – Melodka
19.04 - Budapest (Hungary) – Barba Negra Music Club
20.04 - Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club
21.04 - Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Gala Hala
22.04 - Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
23.04 - Aalen (Germany) – Rock It
24.04 - Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Baroeg
After having performed at this year’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise earlier this year, Greek melodic metallers Firewind are now announcing a return to European stages, which sees the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G. play some summer festival events as well as a European / UK tour in November, featuring a best-of set from the band’s rich catalogue.
Here are the upcoming Firewind dates announced so far:
Firewind – Live 2016:
09.11.2016 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
10.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
11.11.2016 Manchester (UK) - Club Academy
12.11.2016 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
13.11.2016 London (UK) - Underworld
15.11.2016 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
16.11.2016 Paris (France) - Petit Bain
18.11.2016 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
20.11.2016 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
21.11.2016 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
22.11.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
24.11.2016 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix/Rockpalast
25.11.2016 Breda (The Netherlands) - Mezz
FIREWIND – European Festivals 2016:
17.06.2016 Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting
06.08.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Ostrava v Plamenech
More dates to be announced soon…
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