Brisbane, Australia alien metallers Aversions Crown will return to Europe once again this year! This time they'll be destroying the European clubs with Belgian Hardcore outfit Nasty, UK-based metallers Malevolence and German newcomers Vitja. The touring package will be completed by Japanese hardcore group Sand and also US-based metallers Varials.
Tickets on sale now, see below for UK ticket-links. Full dates for the 'Taste Of Anarchy' tour as follows:
"Taste Of Anarchy" Tour
w/ Nasty, Malevolence, Vitja, Sand (from 15.10.), Varials (until 14.10.)
23.09. D Hannover - Musikzentrum
24.09. D Offenbach - Kommune2010
25.09. D Stuttgart - Hallschlag
26.09. F Paris - Glaz'Art
27.09. F Nantes - La Scene Michelet
28.09. F Toulouse - Metronum
29.09. E Vitoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
30.09. P Lisboa - tbc
01.10. E Madrid - tbc
02.10. E Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 3
03.10. F Les Pennes Mirabeau, Marseille - Le Jas Rod
05.10. F Montbelliard - tbc
06.10. CH Genf - Usine
07.10. CH Aarau - Kiff
08.10. I Neumarkt, Bozen - Point
09.10. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
10.10. D Munich - Hansa 39
11.10. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.10. CZ Prague - Rock Café
13.10. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
14.10. A Vienna - Szene Wien
15.10. D Hämmern - Back To Reality
16.10. B Antwerpen - Zappa
17.10. D Saarlouis - JUZ
18.10. PL Poznan - Pod Minoga
19.10. D Berlin - Lido
20.10. D Rostock - Peter Weiss Haus
21.10. D Leipzig - Conne Island
22.10. NL Einhoven - Dynamo
23.10. UK Manchester - Sound Control
24.10. UK Glasgow - G2
25.10. UK Birmingham - Rainbow
26.10. UK London - Underworld
27.10. NL Utrecht - Pandora
28.10. D Köln - Essigfabrik (»Taste Of Anarchy Fest«)
29.10. D Hamburg - Logo
Iconic doom-bringers, The Obsessed, will kick off their first tour in over a decade tonight in Washington, DC. The long-anticipated trek will run through two dozen cities, coming to a close on June 11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional support will be provided by The Atomic Bitchwax and Karma To Burn.
Forged in 1976 in Maryland and led by the inimitable Scott "Wino" Weinrich (who'd go on to front Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, Place Of Skulls, The Hidden Hand, and more), The Obsessed weathered various line up shifts and an on-again-off-again status over the course of a winding, forty-year history. The band released three now-legendary full-lengths -- 1990's "The Obsessed", 1991's "Lunar Womb", and 1994's "The Church Within" - as well as a gaggle of seven-inch singles and compilation appearances. The Obsessed is Weinrich alongside long-time partner Dave Sherman (Spirit Caravan, Earthride) and drummer Brian Constantino (a former The Obsessed drum tech). The line-up is currently writing material and will hit the studio immediately after the tour for an as-yet-untitled new full-length set for an Autumn 2016 release.
5/13/2016 Black Cat - Washington, DC
5/14/2016 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
5/15/2016 Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA
5/16/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/18/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/19/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
5/20/2016 V Club - Huntington, WV
5/21/2016 5th Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN
5/22/2016 The Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
5/23/2016 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
5/24/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co. - Rock Island, IL
5/25/2016 Fubar - Saint Louis, MO
5/26/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/28/2016 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
5/31/2016 Dante's - Portland, OR
6/02/2016 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
6/03/2016 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA
6/04/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
6/05/2016 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
6/07/2016 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
6/08/2016 Tom Cat's West - Fort Worth, TX
6/09/2016 Walter's - Houston, TX
6/10/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
6/11/2016 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
As part of a series of live appearances to mark the band's 20th Anniversary, Shining will hit the road in December along with Norwegian Black Metal titans Taake.
Full details of the tour are not yet available, but confirmed routing so far is as follows:
02 Dec: TBA, Berlin, DE
03 Dec: Into Darkness Festival, Neushoom, Leeuwarden, NL
04 Dec: Underworld, London, UK
08 Dec: Kulturfabrik, Esch - sur -Alzette, LU
09 Dec: Matrix, Bochum, DE
10 Dec, Backstage, Munich, DE
More dates will be announced shortly.
The pairing of two such iconic bands will provide an interesting mix for fans, with Shining's DSBM roots matched with Taake's Norwegian Black Metal roots. Over the years both bands have taken the basic premises of their respective genres, and, whilst remaining true to them, have consistently kept them fresh by expanding and experimenting, sometimes taking them in directions that have surprised fans, but always maintaining the highest quality in terms of writing and musicianship. Both Kvarforth and Hoest are, in fact, acknowledged to be two of the most exciting and dynamic live performers today.
Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recently released their new "Mountain Side EP", which can be ordered here. This Sunday, May 15, the band will kick off their U.S. headline tour in support of the EP, beginning in Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie. The tour will hit 18 cities, closing at Webster Hall in New York City on June 4. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
To prepare for the tour kick-off, head to Metal Injection now to watch an exclusive stream of Tengger Cavalry's recent acoustic-only performance at NYC's Joe's Pub: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/tengger-cavalry-plays-a-fantastic-unplugged-set
Keep an eye on www.tengger-cavalry.com for show information and updates, and get your tickets here: www.bandsintown.com/tenggercavalry
With their new track ‘So Alive’ currently the No. 1 most added at hot AC radio in the US, on the Radio 2 playlist in the UK and their new album ‘Boxes’ released last week, Goo Goo Dolls are back with a vengeance.
Goo Goo Dolls — consisting of singer John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac — have already announced a summer headlining tour of amphitheatres and arenas in North America, and are now happy to announce their first UK tour since 2013. The tour kicks off in Norwich on October 8th and finishes up at London Eventim Apollo on October 14th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 13th May priced £27.50 (except for London which is £29.50) plus booking fees at gigsandtours.com & ticketmaster.co.uk. Doors are 19:00 except Norwich which is 18:30. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.
Sat 8th Norwich, UEA
Sun 9th Leeds, O2 Academy
Mon 10th Glasgow, O2 Academy
Wed 12th Manchester, Albert Hall
Thurs 13th Birmingham, O2 Institute
Fri 14th London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Slovakia's Mysterious Eclipse set to tour Serbia & Bosnia-Herzegovina with fellow countrymen Abstract
Slovakian Black / Death Metal horde Mysterious Eclipse have announced that they will be touring both Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina along with fellow countrymen Abstract (Atmospheric / Experimental Progressive Metal) in September (full dates below). Both bands will play three shows in both countries, giving fans ultimately six opportunities to see this tour-de-force live.
Check out the event promo here:- https://www.facebook.com/events/1786000158288254/
Global Metal Apocalypse covered Mysterious Eclipse back in 2014:-
"One of Slovakia's long standing metal bands Mysterious Eclipse, has taken a unique turn in how to get your music out to the masses.... by CD trading. Formed in 1996, the quintet have maintained a recognized brand image throughout their career within the underground metal scene. Since their inception they have release one demo (1998), one MCD (1999) and four other major releases (2005, 2008, 2010, 2013) including 2013's "Hell Of Pain". Fronted by Peta Kity Siazikov, this Melodic Black / Death Metal outfit are a gem within the Central European nation and certainly are well worth trading with. This idea may be in place already, but the whole idea of it is great for those bands who are separated by mountains, vast seas, you name it, the whole idea is a great way to get music out to overseas bands, sure the online sharing is obvious. Click on link below for more info...."
— Global Metal Apocalypse, Newsbite: Slovakia's Mysterious Eclipse trading CD's with other bands., Jun 8, 2014
Birmingham’s premier Power Metal quartet Dakesis have been announced as one of two co-headliners at Northern Symphony 2017, the UK’s premier festival for all things Symphonic Metal. With the release of "A New Dawn" and their recent tours last month in both Finland and the UK, Dakesis are set to reach new heights.
Dakesis are a four piece Progressive Power Metal band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2008, with the release of a limited edition four track E.P they soon followed on with their debut album "Trial By Fire" in 2011 to much critical acclaim. Following on from their success of this album and extensive touring and festival appearances throughout the UK, the band went on to record their second full length album "The New Dawn" which was released in March 2016.
Their latest release was recorded at Carbon Studios in Birmingham and mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios based in Finland (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Stratovarious and Firewind) and sees a marked change in the direction of the band. With more progressive influences and the addition of powerfully epic orchestral backing alongside new session keyboard player Jacob Underwood, Dakesis have sculpted a vast instrumental soundscape alongside the heavier metal influences.
The band have toured the UK extensively and have enjoyed prestigious support and festival slots including playing with Edguy, Thunderstone, Blaze Bayley and Pagan’s Mind and performing at Glastonbudget, Bloodstock Open Air 2012, Valkyrian Festival and headlining the Cackblabbath Stage at Wildfire Festival in 2015.
Northern Symphony will take place at The Venue in Selby on Saturday 15th April 2017. Early bird tickets are set at the low price of £4 and are available from either Northern Wynter Music’s BigCartel store or Skiddle.com.
More bands are set to be announced in the coming months.
Multi-national newcomer sensation Blues Pills have announced tour dates throughout UK and Ireland for this November!
Front woman Elin Larsson commented 'UK get ready to be dazzled! Looking forward coming back to see you all - we missed you. Put on your best pair of dancing shoes and join the Blues Pills party!'
The soulful rockers will release their highly anticipated second album 'Lady In Gold' this summer, produced once again by Swedish producer Don Alsterberg.
Tickets go on sale this Friday 6th May from 10am, available from the links below:
1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
6th November – London – Koko
8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html
Grammy Award-winning Halestorm will play live at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball, which take place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on June 13th, and is one of only two confirmed UK shows for the band.
Halestorm are known for being one of the hardest-working bands in the world. Frontwoman and guitarist Lzzy Hale. who is also nominated for the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award, is one of the most celebrated and enigmatic performers in the business. Halestorm’s relentless touring and songwriting has seen them sell millions of albums worldwide.
Lzzy and her brother Arejay founded the band in 1997, aged just 13 and 9 respectively. Playing live from the get-go, their dad was their original bassist. Their unwavering dedication to their art has seen them pick up numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2013 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.
Currently on a world tour, they are reported to play more than 250 shows a year, and 2016 is no exception. They released their third album, ‘Into The Wild Life’, to huge critical acclaim in 2015, with Metal Hammer giving it 8 out of 10, declaring it “an absolute knockout” and predicting “world domination seems inevitable”.
Halestorm are the second band to be announced for what will be one of the most exciting live lineups of the year. With performances throughout the award ceremony, Halestorm join the already-announced Salute To Lemmy that will see Saxon, one of Britain's greatest rock bands, perform live with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee from Motörhead in honour of the great Lemmy Kilmister. They will be playing a selection of Motörhead and Saxon songs in a UK-exclusive set.
Lzzy Hale says,
"We are so excited to be attending and performing at the Golden God Awards! This will be no ordinary event. There's voodoo in the air and the rock’n’roll gods will smile upon all of us that day! We plan on making them proud and getting real loud! See you all there!"
Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director, says,
"The Golden Gods are more than just an award show – they're a party we throw for the people who've supported us for all this time. We couldn't be more pleased to add Halestorm to the bill, a phenomenal live band who've dwelled in our pages since the beginning and are guaranteed to shake the Eventim Apollo to the rafters. We've more big news to come, so if you're thinking of coming down you'd best get your skates on. No sleep ’til Metal Hammersmith!"
There are two ways to be part of this incredible show.
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Alternatively, tickets are available to buy now for £6.66 at www.eventim.co.uk/goldengods. TeamRock and Eventim UK, the official ticketing partner of the Golden Gods, will donate all profits from ticket sales to the charity Heavy Metal Truants, an annual TeamRock-sponsored charity cycle ride from London to Download Festival to benefit Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.
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