Greek groove / metal four-piece Planet of Zeus return to the UK in support of their spectacular new album ‘Loyal to the Pack’. Last seen on these shores supporting the mighty Clutch, PoZ are excited to be heading back for a fistful of headline dates.
At a time in which individualism seems to be the ultimate solution for some ‘Loyal to the Pack’, is an ode to the benefits of teamwork. Being well known for their never ending signature heavy riffs, gritty vocals and unmistakeable grooves, the band decided to “shuffle their deck of cards” and push the boundaries of their musical direction, encompassing melody, clean, but heartrending vocals, a newly found sense of dynamics in amongst their colossal trademark riffs. Serving to a establish a signature sound for Planet of Zeus, a sound that takes the listener on a journey throughout the history of heavy music; from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Mastodon, The Allman Brothers Band to Queens of the Stone Age and AC/DC to Clutch.
Right now, Planet of Zeus are the biggest rock band in Greece, consistently selling out every venue they play. Their annual Athens headlining show attracted more than 3.000 people and set a record of attendance in Greece's underground rock scene. Their raw, sincere and constantly evolving live performances have secured them a loyal and hardcore underground following throughout the world. After 5 consecutive European tours, including a slot on Metal Hammer’s ‘Lords Of The Riff II’ UK tour and several high profile festivals (notably a triumphant appearance at Bloodstock Open Air), Planet of Zeus finished 2015 as main support for Clutch's 2015 Psychic Warfare European Tour.
Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are very pleased to announce they will be playing an intimate Bloodstock warm-up show at the Concorde 2, Brighton on August 12th.This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival; Bloodstock Festival, on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon & Paradise Lost.
You can purchase tickets for Fear Factory’s intimate Brighton show here:
Fear Factory @ Concorde 2, Brighton – August 12th
Fear Factory are still celebrating the release of critically acclaimed 9th studio album, ‘Genexus’, which was released in August 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber) with mixing handled by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). It is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis, the concrete-breaking staccato riffs that open the record with 'Autonomous Combat System' to the soaring melodies of 'Dielectric' to the album’s elegiacal closer, 'Expiration Date.'
It is an unforgiving and unforgettable statement from a band that has long pushed the boundaries of extreme music.
Bringing together exceptional talent from both the UK and America, Better Noise Records signings As Lions (UK), From Ashes To New (USA) and Anavae (UK) are set to share a stage in London on Wednesday June 8th 2016. As Lions and From Ashes To New will also go on to play the legendary Download Festival in Donington the following weekend.
Hailing from London, As Lions features ex members of ‘Rise To Remain’ and are fronted by the enigmatic Austin Dickinson. Their last London show saw them take to the stage of Wembley in support of Five Finger Death Punch with whom they will be touring America with later in 2016. Their debut EP is set for later in the year.
American upstarts From Ashes To New grace UK shores for the first time following their incredible success in America. ‘Day One’ their debut album sold in excess of 10,000 copies in its first week and the band continue to make significant noise at radio. Check out latest video for 'Lost and Alone' here: https://youtu.be/__EsTKHSgeo
London duo Anavae are set to become one of the UK’s most exciting female led bands. Combining the incredible voice of Rebecca Need-Menear and the songwriting prowess of Jamie Finch, the band have picked up early support from BBC Introducing London, Kerrang Radio and even had a Radio 1 Spin. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut EP which is set for a summer release.
Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Bloodstock Open Air is excited to announce another batch of bands for August’s event at Catton Park!
Regrouped Brit industrial metallers, Kill II This joins the main stage for a Saturday slot. Frontman, Mark Mynett says “Bloodstock is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.” Check out their video for ‘The Universe In A Nutshell’ here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNgEf8I7jU.
Stepping into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway’s black jazzsters, Shining. Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments, “Last time we played at Bloodstock was one of the best and most exciting shows we’ve ever done. We’re so much looking forward to be back at the UK’s best metal festival again!” Remind yourself of their sound with the video for ‘The Last Stand’; https://youtu.be/7tNODbdyJaw
Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are Brit crust / grindcore monsters, Foetal Juice and British apocalyptic metal crew, Anti Clone. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers, Myrath play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, Misanthrope. Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, Vektor.
The second wave of Bloodstock club nights kicks off in June. Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win Bloodstock weekend tickets and Bloodstock-related giveaways. Check with your local club for further details in case of changes and expect the unexpected! Events for June and July stack up as follows:
Wed 1st June - Nottingham - Bodega
Thu 2nd June - Bury - Blind Tiger
Sat 4th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
Thu 9th June - Manchester Rebellion Bar
Sat 18th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13 (Rawkus)
Fri 24th June - Middlesbrough - SUMO
Fri 24th June - Reading - Face Bar
Fri 24th June - London Elektrowerkz
Fri 24th June - Glasgow - Cathouse
Fri 24th June - Ipswich - The Cock and Pye
Sat 25th June - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 25th June - Sheffield - Corporation
Thu 30th June - Exeter - Timepiece
Fri 1st July - Leicester - Firebug
Sat 2nd July - Doncaster - The Vintage Rock Bar
Sat 2nd July - Brighton - Envy
Sat 2nd July - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 2nd July - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
Fri 8th July - London - Electric Ballroom
Thu 14th July - Winsford - De Bees
Sat 16th July - Birmingham - The Asylum
Sat 23rd July - Burnley - Sanctuary Rock Bar
Thu 28th July - Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 30th July - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 30th July - Sheffield - Corporation
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.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Bloodstock’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @Bloodstockfest.
As previously announced, Wardruna will release the third and final album in the Runaljod trilogy, entitled “Runaljod – Ragnarok” through own label By Norse Music this October and we will follow up with some selected concerts.
12 Nov. LEIPZIG - Kumpelhalle / Eventpalast (DE)
13 Nov. LODZ, Wytwórnia - (PL)
15 Nov. UTRECHT, TivoliVredenburg, Symphonic Hall (NL)
17 Nov. LONDON, Union Chapel (UK)
18 Nov. PARIS, Trabendo (FR)
25-26 Nov. STOCKHOLM, Nalen (SE)
01 Dec. COPENHAGEN, Portalen (DK) Support: KRAUKA
21 Jan. Oslo, Setrum Scene (NO)
Wardruna is also performing three concerts before the release, which are all set in fantastic surroundings and will all feature new music from “Runaljod - Ragnarok”.
18-21 Aug. MIDGARDSBLOT METAL FESTIVAL, Borre, (NO)
27 Aug. HÅKONSHALLEN, Bergen (NO)
2-4 Sept. FAERIEWORLDS, Portland (USA)
Rhode Island-based doom metal trio, Pilgrim, has confirmed three special shows with Castle and Blizaro this August.
Guitarist / vocalist The Wizard comments: "We are very excited and grateful to be asked to join Castle on the east coast portion of their tour. We are also ecstatic to reunite with John Gallow (Blizaro, Orodruin), a great friend and a huge inspiration and influence, and finally see the almighty Blizaro live! Hopefully we'll get some Dungeons & Dragons in on the journey to Philadelphia!"
Pilgrim w/ Castle, Blizaro:
8/04/2016 Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA
8/05/2016 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
8/06/2016 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA
Pilgrim will be playing in support of their latest album, "II: Void Worship". A frighteningly crushing exercise in pure, sonic doom, "II: Void Worship" ebbs and flows into frenzied climaxes, while fading into sweet audio depressions - all moulding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisted spires of shadowy doom metal epics. To preview and purchase "II: Void Worship", visit: metalblade.com/pilgrim.
In the golden light of their release of "Profan", you will be able to witness the very forefront of Norwegian Black Metallers Kampfar in Italy. Their tour will span from November 11th - 14th in these locations:
Deez Nuts are thrilled to announce further touring in support of their latest album “Word Is Bond”. which entered the German charts at #34 upon its release in April 2015.
European Summer Tour 2016 pt. 2
29.07.16 (CZ) Moravská Třebová - Pod Parou
30.07.16 (AT) Innsbruck - Weekender
02.08.16 (DE) München - Free And Easy
03.08.16 (DE) Lichtenfels - Paunchy Cats
05.08.16 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.16 (DE) Lichtenstein - JZ Riot
10.08.16 (IT) Osimo - Wetfest
11.08.16 (SI) Tolmin - Punkrock Holiday
12.08.16 (AT) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
14.08.16 (UK) Kingston upon Thames - The Fighting Cocks
15.08.16 (UK) Plymouth - Underground
16.08.16 (UK) Bournemouth - The Anvil
18.08.16 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.16 (BE) Hasselt - Pukkelpop
20.08.16 (DE) Trier - Summerblast - Early Afternoon
20.08.16 (DE) Dessau - Destruction Derby - Late Night
EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016 pt. 1
09.-12.06.2016 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
13.06.2016 (FR) Lille - La Peniche
14.06.2016 (FR) Nancy - La Machine a Vapeur
15.06.2016 (FR) Lyon - La Marquise
17.06.2016 (DE) Oberwolfach - Wolfklause
18.06.2016 (DE) Saarwellingen - Rockcamp
20.06.2016 (DE) Bremen - Tower *
21.06.2016 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers *
22.06.2016 (NO) Oslo - John Dee *
24.-25.06.2016 (NL) Ysselsteyn - Jera On Air Festival
26.06.2016 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville *
27.06.2016 (AT) Salzburg - Rockhouse *
28.06.2016 (SI) Bratislava - Majestic *
29.06.2016 (PL) Poznan - Pod Minoga
30.06.2016 (PL) Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
01.07.2016 (DE) Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
02.07.2017 (DE) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
03.07.2017 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
04.07.2017 (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.07.2017 (DE) Dresden - Groovestation
07.07.2017 (DE) Erfurt - From Hell
08.07.2017 (DE) Proelsdorf - Krach am Bach
09.07.2017 (DE) Bonn - Rockaue
* w/ Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder
DEEZ NUTS online:
Set to unleash their upcoming EP 'Mouichido' on May 27th, Vancouver, BC's Without Mercy will be hitting the road following its release for a cross Canada tour in support of it. Their forthcoming EP 'Mouichido' is a rebirth for the band as it's a re-release of re-recorded material from their 2014 EP 'Reborn'. 'Mouichido', the Japanese word for “Repeat” or “to do one more time” is perfectly titled for the EP to signify its re-release of previously recorded versions that now feature new vocalist Alex Friis and bass tracks recorded by Tristan Martin plus live performance being done by Ryan Loewen along with a guest appearance by vocalist Mark Hunter of Chimaira on track 'In Waves'.
The band has released two videos in support of the EP 'Burn' and, both can be viewed at the following links below. Album pre-order at the following link here.
May 27 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - info (CD Release Show)
June 3 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat - info
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Distortion - info
June 6 - Grand Prairie, AB - Better Than Fred’s - info
June 7 - Edmonton, AB - The Mercury Room
June 8 - Lethbridge, AB - Attainable Records
June 10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Windsor - info
June 11 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn - info
June 16 - Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirate's Pub
June 17 - Sudbury, ON - The Asylum - info
June 18 - Oshawa, ON - The Diezel Room - info
June 19 - Woodstock, ON - Illusions Night Club - info
June 20 - Toronto, ON - Coalition T.O.
June 21 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
June 22 - Sherbrooke, QC - Le Murdoch - info
June 25 - Timmins, ON - TBA
June 28 - Portage la Prairie, MB - Masonic Hall
June 29 - Regina, SK - TBA
June 30 - Medicine Hat, AB - TBA
July 1 - Penticton, BC - TBA
July 23 - SBC Restaurant - Vancouver, BC
Avenged Sevenfold & Alice In Chains confirmed as headliners for first-ever Houston Open Air Festival,
Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains top a line-up of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air--fuelled by Monster Energy--held Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Park in Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas--produced by Danny Wimmer Presents--will also feature performances from Deftones, Chevelle, Slayer and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.
The band line-up for Houston Open Air includes: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Igor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Avatar, letlive., Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning, and more.
A rolling discounted Early Bird on-sale for weekend General Admission tickets begins Tuesday, May 17 at Noon CDT at www.HoustonOpenAir.com. A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets will be available at the following prices, while supplies last:
VIP Weekend tickets will also be available for $234.50.
Single day and weekend tickets for Houston Open Air go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20 at Noon CDT at www.HoustonOpenAir.com for the following prices:
All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, access to VIP-only area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (for additional purchase), VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a VIP-only commemorative laminate.
Hotel discounts for Houston Open Air are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/houston-open-air-2016-219baf2a/.
For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit www.HoustonOpenAir.com.
In light of the recent flooding in the Houston area, a portion of the proceeds from all Houston Open Air tickets sold will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund. The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the Houston community and aid the victims of the recent storms. To donate or learn more, visit www.houstonrecovers.org.
Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents says, "Houston Open Air has been in the works for almost a year now. It’s awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what Houston has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There’s no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor Turner’s efforts to help Houston recover from this spring’s flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign.”
Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, adds, “Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it's a natural location for a DWP festival. We're thrilled to have such a diverse first-year line-up that includes Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Chevelle. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!”
In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Houston Open Air features the celebrated Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row, and a Texas-sized Gourmet Man Food experience underscoring Houston’s emergence as a great American food city.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row will feature the following brands: Jack Daniel’s Black Label, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.
The full Gourmet Man Food lineup and menus for Houston Open Air will be announced soon.
For more information on Houston Open Air, visit:
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