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
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/
Lovebites will unleash the sophomore full-length album called "Clockwork Immortality" on the 7th of December 2018.
The band consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard). The Lovebites sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands that have directly influenced their writing. Coupled with their own unique take on music, taking a piece from each member’s eclectic background and experiences, everything has culminated into forging a truly formidable group.
Their first European tour, including stops in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK starts on the 13th of November this year!
Lovebites European & UK tour:
13.11. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
14.11. D Essen - Zeche Carl
16.11. D Hamburg - Logo
19.11. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
20.11 FR Paris - Nouveau Casino
21.11. UK London - O2 Academy Islington
Lovebites started working on their first EP at the end of 2016, joined by the amazing engineering team of Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila from Finland who are known for their work with Nightwish, Children of Bodom and Amorphis to name but a few. The Lovebites EP was the end product of those sessions, which was released in mid-2017. In October 2017 they released their first full album, "Awakening From Abyss". In the aftermath of the release of "Awakening From Abyss" in October 2017 through Europe and North America; Asami, Haruna, Midori, Miho and Miyako performed their first overseas live shows in London.
On the heels of this success, in June 2018 the all-female band won the Best New Band award at the Golden Gods Awards held by the UK music magazine Metal Hammer, being the very first Japanese band to pull this off.
Lovebites released their second mini album "Battle Against Damnation" that same month, taking it on the road with them to the world’s biggest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany, where they drove a crowd of over 10,000 people into frenzy before appearing on the main stage at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air headlined by Judas Priest.
Asami | vocals
Midori | guitars
Miyako | guitars
Miho | bass
Haruna | drums
The metal warriors in Forged In Black have just finished work on a new album, which will be out in 2019 and have decided to celebrate with two special gigs.
First, on September 15th the band will be headlining a special home-town show at Chinnerys in Southend. Speaking about what promises to be a riotous night of metal, bassist Kieron had this to say...
"Forged In Black are returning to Chinnerys for our first and only local show of 2018. We are bringing three fantastic bands with us who all happen to be good friends of ours. It's also our vocalist, Stoz's birthday and we'll be celebrating in style with him. Get yourself down, bang your head and we'll see you at the bar!"
The three bands that are joining Forged In Black for their homecoming are Neverworld, Colina Pearl and Elysium Sky.
Full show details can be found here
Later in September, on the 29th, Forged In Black will be heading to London to play the legendary Camden Underworld with power metallers Dendera and NWOBHM heroes Demon. Demon will be performing their classic Unexpected Guest album in its entirety making this a night not to be missed.
Visit Forged In Black on Facebook
With the release of the third Bloodshot Dawn album Reanimation last Friday and the band due to embark across the UK starting this week. The band have now revealed plans for their first foray into northern America territories. The band will tour across guitarist Morgan Reid's home country of Canada in April. "We are hitting Canada this April!!!" exclaims band leader Josh McMorran. "We are pleased to be hitting North America for the first time as well as going to Morgans home country!!"
Catch the band in Canada at the following dates!
17/04 - Quebec City Le Scanner
18/04 - Montreal Piranha Bar
19/04 - Ottawa Cafe Dekcuf
20/04 - Toronto Hard Luck
21/04 - Waterloo Maxwells
22/04 - Guelph Silence
24/04 - Venue TBC
25/04 - Regina Cloud Nine
26/04 - Saskatoon Vangelis Tavern
27/04 - Edmonton Brixx
28/04 - Vancouver Astoria
29/04 - Kelowna Muninn's Post
30/04 - Venue TBC
01/05 - Calgary Distortion
The new album 'Reanimation' is out now and is available for streaming on Bandcamp and all other major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Deezer, etc. Listen on Bandcamp here: https://hostilemedia.bandcamp.com/album/reanimation
Out via Hostile Media on 12th January 2018; Reanimation features prominent guests including Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless), Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted). The album was mixed and mastered by Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry while artwork was completed by Chris Kewli & Tomasz Strzalkowski.
Bloodshot Dawn UK Live Dates
17/01 - Black Heart, London
18/01 - Green Door Store, Brighton
19/01 - Boiler Room, Guildford
20/01 - The Underground, Plymouth
21/01 - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
22/01 - The Flapper, Birmingham
23/01 - Audio, Glasgow
24/01 - The Fulford Arms, York
25/01 - The Peer Hat, Manchester
26/01 - An Spailpin Fanach, Cork
27/01 - Limelight, Belfast
28/01 - On The Rox, Dublin
The band will also appear at this years Hellfest Open Air Festival and UK Tech Fest.
Order Reanimation Here: www.hostilemedia.net/shop
Russian Sci-Fi Metal group Sunwalter have announced 5 dates across Europe to celebrate the release of their brand new and second album, Alien Hazard. The album will be released worldwide in all digital formats on September 15th, 2017 via Sliptrick Records. Alien Hazard will be their first full length release since their debut in 2013, Forbidden Sun.
The band are known for their heavily sci-fi influenced persona, hard, heavy, extreme sound and wilfully bizarre media releases. Expect the unexpected and keep watching the skies!
Alien Hazard | Released on September 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Sep 30, 2017 | Moscow, Russia | Album release party
Oct 06, 2017 | Reutlingen, Germany
Oct 07, 2017 | Harderwijk, Holland
Oct 13, 2017 | Olomouc, Czech Republic
Oct 15, 2017 | Warsaw, Poland
The Sunwalter project was launched in Moscow on August 31st, 2008. Originally, they were defined as melodic black metal but have since morphed to what they like to call Sci-Fi Metal with clean female and extreme male vocals, a mix of metalcore, power and modern metal all wrapped up in some truly extra-terrestrial lyrics.
Alexio – Extreme Vocals
Olga Sol – Clean Vocals
Myutel – Guitar
St.Odium – Bass
Miran – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
In the last few days UK melodic death metallers Bloodshot Dawn entered the studio to begin work on their third full length album, which will be entitled Renanimation, and is slated for released early 2018 via Hostile Media.
Frontman Josh McMorran comments, "We are pleased to announce we have joined forces with Hostile Media to release our third full length, Reanimation. After working with their press team for years we have built a stalwart relationship that we believe will help take us to the next level as well as making it easier to purchase our music across the globe. Their passion and commitment is equal to our tenacity and hard work ethic making this a force to be reckoned with!"
Since their acclaimed self-titled and second album Demons, there has been shifts in the bands ranks making way for new members, Canadian shredder Morgan Reid and drummer James Stewart (also of Vader and Divine Chaos). The band commented earlier about James joining the fold, "His experience and recording insight has helped shape the new album and we couldn't be happier!"
As well as the news of an imminent new release the band has announced a new UK / Ireland tour, their first in almost 2 years! "We are also excited to be hitting the tour circuit again after a short hiatus. We are hungry for live devastation and looking forward to seeing fans old and new!"
Reanimation UK/Ireland Live Dates
17/01/18 - Black Heart, London
18/01/18 - Green Door Store, Brighton
19/01/18 - Boiler Room, Guildford
20/01/18 - The Underground, Plymouth
21/01/18 - Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
22/01/18 - Venue TBC, Birmingham
23/01/18 - Audio, Glasgow
24/01/18 - The Fulford Arms, York
25/01/18 - The Peer Hat, Manchester
26/01/18 - Venue TBC, Cork
27/01/18 - Limelight, Belfast
28/01/18 - On The Rox, Dublin
Legendary amplifier-worshipping trio Boris recently announced the release of their twenty-third studio album, Dear, which is due out July 14th on Sargent House. Today we're pleased to share news of live shows on the horizon in support of the album and their 25th Anniversary, including festival appearances, all dates below:-
BORIS 25 ANNIVERSARY / DEAR TOUR DATES
03/08 - Moscow, Volta - RU
04/08 - St. Petersburg, ClubZal - RU
05/08 - Vienna, Szene - AT
06/08 - Katowice, OFF Festival - PL
07/08 - Leipzig, Naumans - DE
08/08 - Berlin, Lido - DE
09/08 - Jaromer, Brutal Assault - CZ
10/08 - Munich, Backstage - DE
11/08 - Frankfurt, Das Bett - DE
12/08 - Lausanne, Rock Altitude - CH
13/08 - Leper, Ieperfest - BE
15/08 - Cologne, Underground - DE
16/08 - Hamburg, Hafenklang - DE
17/08 - Bielefeld, Forum - DE
18/08 - Amstelveen, P60 - NL
19/08 - Bristol, Arctangent Festival - UK
20/08 - Dublin, Whelans - IE
21/08 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue - IE
23/08 - Belfast - Limelight - UK
25/08 - Helsinki - Nosturi - FI
Dear marks the band’s 25th year of existence and while the 10-track album is chock-full of early-Boris calling cards, the avant-garde ravens aren’t learning on old tricks, describing the album as “heavenly—far beyond heavy.” Boris have shared the album’s first single and magnificent new music video “Absolutego”.
Though Boris have traversed a broad swath of sonic territories, they have always been consistently embraced the excess, pushing their myriad of approaches and stylistic forays to points of intoxicating absurdity. Eventually the band reached a crossroads in the early years of their third decade together, leaving them wondering if there were any new horizons left to explore. The renewed vitality yielded an album that fortifies their monolithic wall of sound while also allowing the individual band members to explore the nuances and intricacies of minimalist riffs played at maximum volume.
Songwriting for Dear initially yielded three albums’ worth of material by the end of 2015, but as the band was slated to spend a large chunk of 2016 on their “Performing Pink” worldwide tour, they decided to hold off on releasing any new material. The tour further rekindled their passion for the craft, spurring the band to return home to crank out even more new material while scaling down three records’ worth of sonic deluge down to one.
From the glacial pacing and earthquaking rumble of the album opener to the smouldering rock ’n roll-infused “Absolutego”, Boris have managed to find wildly thrilling work in the familiar trenches of metal. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the trio carves even experiments with fuzz fuelled dream pop. “At the very first moment, this album began as some kind of potential farewell note of Boris,” the band said. “However, it became a sincere letter to fans and listeners… you know, like ‘Dear so-and-so, this is the new album from Boris’ or something like that. We feel so grateful we can release this album in our 25th anniversary year.”
Dear will be released to the world on July 14, 2017 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats. Stay tuned for more news to come.
WATCH A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE FIRST SINGLE "ABSOLUTEGO"
Dear Track Listing:
1. D.O.W.N. (Domination Of Waiting Noise)
7. The Power
8. Memento Mori
9. Dystopia -Vanishing Point-
New Zealand's Heresiarch will release Death Ordinance - the band's first ever full-length - this summer on Dark Descent Records. The album breaks a three-year silence following the band's 2014 7-inch Waelwulf. Heresiarch first emerged from the depths in 2011 with the Dark Descent Records-backed release Hammer of Intransigence.
Experience the band's evolution with No Clean Singing's exclusive premiere of "Storming Upon Knaves." Listen at: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/05/12/an-ncs-premiere-heresiarch-storming-upon-knaves/
Dark Descent Records will release Death Ordinance July 7 on CD and digital formats. Vinyl treatment to follow.
"Those who flee the hammer, shall abide the forge"
Death Ordinance is set in a future ravaged by 30 years of war, global societies have collapsed into anarchic warfare between tribal bands. Following nuclear warfare and EMP's, remnants of technology are repurposed solely for conflict. Regression becomes progress as oppression and power struggle with natural law and imminent extinction.
What remains of humanity struggles in the vestiges, the final lineage impotent and malformed, for the scraps of a dying world. The album documents the twilight of existence through three movements the onset as "Consecrating Fire" and concluding with "Desert of Ash".
Each song is deliberate with serving a purpose compositionally as well as with the lyrical narrative.
"Senses heightened, survival preceeds morality..."
Ithilien announced a series of Belgian performances to present their forthcoming album "Shaping the Soul" which will be released on the 17th February worldwide via Wormholedeath/The Orchard and Aural Music!
17.02 : Release Party @Vitamine Z (Wavre, Belgium)
25.02 : Release Party @StormFest (Ostend, Belgium)
15.04 : Trolls & Legendes w/ Korpiklaani (Mons, Belgium)
29.04 : Atelier Rock (Huy, Belgium)
05.05 : Chez Zelle (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
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