With the addition of Germany's The Ocean and The Netherland's For I Am King, the program for the second edition of Epica's own festival 'Epic Metal Fest' on Saturday, October 1st in Poppodium 013 Tilburg is now complete.
Altogether there are twelve bands performing on two stages, the other ten bands have been announced over the months before. The two aforementioned bands will be joined by Sweden's Katatonia, Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dutch metallers Stream Of Passion, Mayan and Textures. Canada's, Tunisia's Myrath, Belgium's Evil Invaders and Off The Cross, and of course the centrepiece of the event, Epica (NL).
Epica's destined concert will be momentous as it coincides with their new album 'The Holographic Principle' being released, but also it will be Epica's only Benelux show this year. Tickets (single tickets or ticket bundles + signed copies of the new CD) are available here:- http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/163671?CAMEFROM=013&brand=nl_013web
The day for Epic Metalfest - 30th September brings Dutch symphonic metallers Epica new seventh studio album 'The Holographic Principle' to life, it can be pre-ordered via http://www.epicawebshop.com/
Not only is the album itself different, but also the creation of it (which lasted more than one year). The band decided not to use samples but to purely utilize instruments, guest singers and choirs. Only the preparations were a massive undertaking because all of the (classical) instrumental and vocal parts were first written on sheet music. Then the band recorded the music with numerous musicians and singers all at once: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, choir, soloists and ethnic instruments. The result was a record number of recorded audio tracks - sometimes up to 1,000 per song.
Brief information on the newly confirmed bands
Here's a backdrop for both the last two bands to be confirmed, The Ocean and For I Am King.
Since its inception in 2000, The Ocean are a quintet built on solid reputation in the heavy (prog) scene. The band describe their sound as "music with guitars in it". The bands live shows are given an extra dimension by using a striking light show, resulting in an impressive performance and experience.
For I Am King are a young and ambitious metal (core) band who musically sit somewhere between In Flames, Trivium, Darkest Hour, Arch Enemy and Killswitch Engage: heavy and modern but also melodic and catchy with custom-cut brutal vocals emanating from the eyecatching frontwoman Alma Alizadeh.
Tickets (excl. Service charges)
Tickets for Epic Metal Fest are available through www.ticketmaster.nl and (NL) (+31) 0900 - 300 1250 (60 cpm). For more information about Epic Metal Fest:
Following the rapid sell-out of tickets for Bjork's Royal Albert Hall performance on 21st September, it has been announced that an additional London show will take place at the esteemed Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 24th September.
These shows are the first in London since the release of her current and critically-adored album 'Vulnicura'. The London shows happen during the period of the highly-awaited exhibition 'Bjork : Digital' which opens at London's Somerset House on 1st September. The exhibition includes a collection of her digital works - the recent virtual reality videos, interactive apps and archive music videos which resulted from collaborations with some of the finest visual artists and programmers in the world.
Book your fan-only pre-sale tickets for the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo show on September 24 : http://www.eventim.co.uk/tickets.html?fun=evdetail&doc=evdetailb&key=1722461$8548400&affiliate=H63&exclusive_dealid=40541
Pre-sale to the general public is now open.
For more information on Bjork Digital Exhibition: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/bjork/
Malevolent Creation – one of most legendary and longest running death metal horde on this globe – have announced their South American co-headline tour 2016 with the Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos, kicking off on September 21st in Lima. Check out the tour dates and details below.
Malevolent Creation w/ Nervochaos
Sudamerica Tour 2016
21.09 - Lima, Peru @ Mk Vip *
22.09 - Santiago, Chile @ Guitarras y rock
23.09 - Cayambe, Ecuador @ plaza de toros
24.09 - Guayaquil, Ecuador @ buque morgan
25.09 - Cali, Colombia @ Distorsion metal Bar
26.09 - Bogotá, Colombia @ Auditorio Lumiere
28.09 - Cochabamba, Bolivia @ Ex-carnivale
29.09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Roxy
*only Malevolent Creation
More information on Nervochaos at: https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos - http://nervochaos.net
Just recently Malevolent Creation announced their North American tour “Celebrating 25 Years” with Incantation, as special guest. The support comes from Seeker. The tour kicks off on October 6th in Atlanta, GA running throughout the North America with 18 shows! Check out the tour dates and details below.
MALEVOLENT CREATION w/ INCANTATION and SEEKER:
“Celebrating 25 Years” tour
10/6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/7 – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
10/8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
10/9 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Black Bear Bar
10/13 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/14 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/15 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/16 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
10/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Headquarters
10/19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/20 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
10/22 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage (Texas Revolution Festival)
10/23 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/25 – Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/26 – New Orleans, LA – Sibera
You Me At Six are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK.
The album, their fifth, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It is set for release early next year, more news to follow.
To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn. Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years.
4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Norway's Cretura are proud to announce their "Fall of the Seventh Golden Star European tour 2016"!
03.10.16 - TBA (Germany)
04.10.16 - MC Fabrika - (Ceske Budejovice, Cz. Republic)
05.10.16 - EXIT US - (Prague, Cz.Republic)
06.10.16 - THE ADVENTURE MUSIC CLUB - (Liptovsky, Mikulas, Slovakia)
07.10.16 - RAGNAROK - (Novy Targ, Poland)
08.10.16- S8 UNDERGROUND CLUB - (Budapest, Hungary)
09.10.16 - CLUB FLEX ARAD - (Arad, Romania
10.10.16 - CLUJ NAPOCA - (Romania)
11.10.16 - UNDERWORLD CLUB - ( Buchurest, Romania)
12.10.16 - LIVE CLUB - (Varna, Bulgaria)
13.10.16 - AUTUMN SOULS OF SOFIA FESTIVAL - (Sofia, Bulgaria)
14.10.16 - UNITED METAL FESTIVAL - (Novia Sad, Serbia)
The band stated:
"Our debut album "Fall Of The Seventh Golden Star" has been out for a couple of months now, and it has been very well received all across Europe. So we are proud and excited to take everything we have to offer and, in collaboration with WormHoleDeath, Hammer & Tongs and Rock 'n' Road, leave on a full scale European Tour in October 2016. During the tour we will have two fantastic bands as support: Human Desolation (Melodic Death Metal) and Fairy (Melodic rock/Metal) from Norway. Together we will bring what Scandinavia is known for far and near. A true lesson in darkness, atmosphere and brutality to a stage near you! We are all hungry and ready to kill, so see you all in tour!"
Egypt's premier Death Metal band Scarab are set to tour the UK in September, you can see the venues they're playing at above. Be sure to check them out as they've had a taste of previous UK performances at Bloodstock Open Air.
Their tour will be with De Profundis and guest bands.
Malaysian Melodic Death Metallers NonserviaM are set to perform at the Freedom Penang Music Festival on 20th August. Joining them among a whole host of bands and groups are fellow Death Metallers Humiliation.
Southern California's metal titans, Suicide Silence have just announced a UK-wide November Tour. Frontman Eddie comments that the band can't wait to come back:
"England it has been too long! Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town! Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours. The last time we were around you guys brought it hard as fuck now it's time to set the bar higher! Bring the FIRE!" - Eddie Hermida
Main Support for all dates comes from European metal-core torchbearers Caliban. Suicide Silence are expected to release a new album early next year via Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Tickets will be on sale from 11am BST this Friday 12th August.
Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
Thursday 24th November – Manchester – Club Academy
Friday 25th November – Glasgow – Garage
Saturday 26th November – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2
Sunday 27th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
Monday 28th November - Southampton – Engine Rooms
Tuesday 29th November – London – KOKO
www.suicidesilence.net | www.facebook.com/suicidesilence | www.twitter.com/suicidesilence
Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR kicked off their European tour today at the Brutal Assault festival in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The eagerly-anticipated tour will see the band performing at a number of festivals, including the Netherlands' Into the Grave festival and the UK's Bloodstock festival, as well as a series of club shows throughout August.
VEKTOR are touring in support of their new album, 'Terminal Redux', which featured rave reviews from the likes of High Times, Metal Hammer, Outburn and many more, and resulted in the band being featured as the cover artist and lead track on Spotify's New Metal Tracks playlist in May.
Get 'Terminal Redux' now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/vektor or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/vektor
The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/terminalredux-itunes
Don't miss VEKTOR on tour in Europe at the following shows:
Aug. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 - Corroios, Portugal - Vagos Open Air
Aug. 14 - Walton-on-Trent, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
Aug. 17 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
Aug. 18 - London, UK - The Underworld
Aug. 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil Bar
Aug. 20 - Mean, Belgium - Metal Mean Festival
Aug. 21 - Saint-Nolff, France - Motocultor Festival
Aug. 22 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Eightball Club
Aug. 23 - Athens, Greece - AN Club
Aug. 25 - Bergamo, Italy - Festa Bikers
Aug. 26 - Innsbruck, Austria - PMK
Aug. 27 - Neu-Anspach, Germany - Neuborn Open Air
Aug. 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Opera Concert Club
Aug. 30 - Moscow, Russia - Volta
Get more VEKTOR news and info:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/vektormetal
Statement from the band:-
It is summer 2016 and already we’ve been enjoying performing for the masses in places such as Oregon, Washington and now we are in California.
We’ve also been spending time in the studio creating some new materials while collaborating with some good friends of ours on upcoming projects.
One of the highlights of the period will be Reggae On The River… Join us on Thursday August 4 either right there on the festival grounds or you can stream our performance live at 7:40pm - 8:10pm, after which, we’ll also join our friends Jah Sun, Lion D and Raphael for their segment.
We look forward to you joining us… share the vibes :-)
July 23 - North West Reggae Festival - Scio, OR
July 24 - Hales Ales - Seattle, WA
July 28 - Live at Lakeview - South Lake Tahoe, CA
August 04 - Reggae On The River - Garberville, CA
August 10 - Winston’s OB - San Diego, CA
August 11 - Casa Rasta - Santa Rosa, CA
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