Abbath have added more dates to their already announced run of Australian and Asian shows in September this year. The tour kicks off on September 20 in Bangkok, and sees the band playing in Australia and Japan straight after. The full list of shows can be found below.
Abbath will be playing in support of the latest release, 'Outstrider'.
Asia & Australia tour
23 Sep 20 Canberra (AU) Basement
24 Sep 20 Brisbane (AU) The Zoo
25 Sep 20 Sidney (AU) Crowbar
26 Sep 20 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
27 Sep 20 Hobart (AU) Altar
29 Sep 20 Tokyo (JP) The Unit
30 Sep 20 Tokyo (JP) The Unit
02 May 20 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Metal Festival (Exact date TBA)
03 Jun 20 Barcelona (ES) Primavera Sound Festival (Exact date tba)
19 Jun 20 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
04 Jul 20 Dokkum (NL) Dokkem Open Air
Abbath - Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad -Guitars
Ukri Suviletho – Drums
Rusty Cornell – Bass
Cello metal giants Apocalyptica unite with Epica to entertain audiences all over the continent from Budapest to Barcelona on the Epic Apocalypse Tour. The two will co-headline and will be joined by the exciting, progressive metal band Wheel, who will open each night with their engaging juxtapose of time-defying grooves and deep social exploration.
Eicca Toppinen states that:-
“This is all about adventure, exploration and bringing the dynamic excitement of symphonic metal to yet more fans both old and new. Both ourselves and Epica have the chance to reach each other’s audiences and also continue on our own exciting, and unique journeys. As we’ve said before, Cell-0 is, for us, a return to our roots while exploring new artistic universes within that realm, and this tour will help our horizons expand even further. So come one, come all, because we are going to present a great night of entertainment.”
Simone Simons from Epica is equally excited:-
“To celebrate the upcoming release of our long awaited 8th album, we are going to bring the 'Epic Apocalypse Tour' to Europe together with our friends from the mighty Apocalyptica. It's a great new step as we'll be playing some new, bigger venues which allows us to add some new exciting production to the show as well. We couldn't be more excited to present our new songs and to finally tour with Apocalyptica. See you there!”
With Apocalyptica and Epica guaranteed to push each other to new heights every night - not to mention some exciting new production - the Epic Apocalypse Tour is not one to miss under any circumstances.
EPIC APOCALYPSE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
21st - Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex
22nd - Switzerland, Lausanne, Metropole
23rd - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
25th - Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra
26th - Czech Republic, Brno, Hala Vodova
27th - Germany, Munich, Tonhalle
29th - Sweden, Stockholm, Berns
30th - Norway, Oslo, Sentrum
31st - Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
2nd - Germany, Hannover, Capitol
3rd - Germany, Hamburg, Docks
4th - Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
6th - Poland, Warsaw, Progresja
8th - Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
9th - Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
26th - Portugal, Lisbon, Coliseum
28th - Spain, Murcia, Gamma
29th - Spain, Madrid, La Riviera
30th - Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
3rd - France, Paris, Zenith
4th - Belgium, Brussels, AB
5th - UK, London, Roundhouse
7th - UK, Bristol, 02 Academy
8th - UK, Glasgow, Academy
9th - UK, Manchester, Academy
11th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Afas
12th - Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Dan Atelier
15th - Germany, Cologne, Carlswerk Victoria
16th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachtof
17th - Germany, Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
General sale will commence on Friday Feb 21st at 9am GMT, 10am CET. Apocalyptica VIP upgrades will also go on sale at the same time. Apocalyptica links for both VIP and regular tickets can be found in the following two locations.
VIP - https://apocalyptica.merchcowboy.com/tickets.html
REGULAR - https://www.apocalyptica.com/#dates
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Top Russian outfit Imperial Age are offering four young UK bands the chance to support them on their upcoming UK tour which kicks off at The Dome in London on April 16, 2020.
If your band wants an opportunity to play up to a sixty minute set at one of the shows below then get entered at the link below.
Imperial Age comment:-
“We have received a lot of requests from a lot of bands all over the world to join us at our UK concerts in April 2020. We have given it a thorough thought and this is what we have come up with this -
These days its very hard for new bands to get themselves heard. Labels don‘t sign new bands, they want them to build up a fanbase first – and even then its extremely hard. Promoters aren't really interested in them either. Usually bands have to pay an arm and a leg for everything, and the conditions aren't good.
We have experienced this ourselves and only huge support from you – our fans, allowed us to start doing music full-time without the help of a record label.
However, Destiny has been very good to us, and a few years ago we were very kindly helped by Christofer Johnsson when he allowed us to join the Therion European tour at a time when we were totally unknown in Europe. So we would like to give back as much as we can.
We want to give new bands an opportunity – so we will be setting up a competition among young UK bands.”
Check out how your band could make this happen here plus terms and conditions: http://www.imperial-age.com/support-competition/
Are you a Bloodstock regular? Perhaps you’re thinking of coming for the first time, or you’ve tested the waters before with a day ticket just to see what you think? Bloodstock weekend ticket holders don’t just get three days of heavy metal glory, they get four! While day tickets can be purchased closer to the event for Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday, Bloodstock starts the party on Thursday, exclusively for weekend ticket holders! Get your tent pitched, grab your mates, and head over to the Planet Rock presents...Sophie Lancaster stage for a jam-packed evening of heavy metal fun.
Back in December, Bloodstock revealed that Swedish hard rockers The Night Flight Orchestra are set to headline Thursday’s opening night party. The Nuclear Blast-signed band, who feature members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy in their ranks, are promising new songs in 2020, but meanwhile, check out ‘This Time’ from current release, ‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’ here.
Bloodstock is thrilled to announce that they’ll be joined on the bill by these four bands…
Firstly, the irrepressible goblin kings, NEKROGOBLIKON. Hailing from California, the group released latest album ‘Welcome To Bonkers’ in 2018, featuring the track ‘Dressed As Goblins’ - watch the video for it here. If that’s not enough goblin for you, browse the rest of their Nekrogoblitude, and if you want to dress up especially for their set, who are we to stop you?! Be sure to get your photo snapped by our roving official photographers if you do!
Northern Irish death/doom merchants THE CRAWLING are also added to Thursday’s line-up. Citing influences such as Paradise Lost, Marduk, Katatonia, and Bolt Thrower, this stripped back, dark three piece will bring all the heavy. Get familiar via the video for ‘Still No Sun’ here, taken from their album ‘Wolves And The Hideous White’.
Derby-based grind squad RAISED BY OWLS are looking forward to adding their brand of extreme metal to Thursday’s headbangin’ shenanigans, promising a no-holds-barred aural assault with a hefty dose of sardonic humour. You only have to check out the video for their Christmas charity single ‘The Santanist’ here (proceeds going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation), to get a flavour of what’s in store.
Also joining the fray, are last year’s Bournemouth Metal 2 The Masses victors ANAKIM, offering up a choice blend of progressive black/death metal to get your weekend started. Check out that live set, including the single ‘Born Of The Serpents Tongue’, filmed at Bloodstock, here. Their album, ‘Monuments To Departed Worlds’, is out now.
And that’s just the bands! There’s a host of other entertainment planned too, sure to kick off your weekend in glorious style. Don’t miss out!
Already got your weekend ticket? Started planning your travel yet? Don’t forget that BIG GREEN COACH picks up from 33 different locations across the country (with new cities added), very conveniently dropping you, your mates and all your camping gear, right inside the festival grounds. It’s good for your green credentials too! For more info or to book your spot, head over to their site here.
For those of you interested in working at BLOODSTOCK as your means to attend, FESTAFF begin their volunteer recruitment drive from February 1. To get all the details on what that entails and to apply, go here.
BLOODSTOCK’s very popular ticket deposit scheme is now up and running, allowing you to spread your standard weekend ticket purchase over 5 instalments. You can sign up at any time until February 28th and will make your first payment of £29 + booking fees straight away. After that, payments breakdown as follows: Payment 2 - £29 (debits 27/03/20), Payment 3 - £29 (debits 27/04/20), Payment 4 - £29 (debits 26/05/20), and then your Final Payment - £29 + postage (debits 26/06/20). Please note VIP and child tickets are not eligible for the deposit scheme. Get tickets at the ticket store.
Unsure what to expect? Watch a trailer all about BLOODSTOCK here.
BLOODSTOCK’s 2020 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), BEHEMOTH (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival also welcomes HATEBREED, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BURY TOMORROW, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC, GREEN LUNG, BOSSK, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SAXON, SYLOSIS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, NECTOR, WINTERFYLLETH, & EXHUMED so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend are still to be announced!
Standard weekend tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets, and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. A limited number of day tickets will go on sale later this year - sign up for a free reminder here. Campervan tickets for 2020 are now sold out.
BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Being already possibly the first Russian metal band to ever successfully tour the UK as headliners, Imperial Age have announced dates of their second - and bigger - UK tour in April 2020, kicking off at The Dome in London.
Prior to working on the highly anticipated follow up to 2018‘s ’The Legacy Of Atlantis‘ you can catch them here:
16th LONDON – The Dome
17th BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
18th MANCHESTER – Rebellion
19th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
Watch out for special news concerning support bands soon
Founded in Moscow by singers / songwriters Alexander “Aor” Osipov and Jane “Corn” Odintsova in 2012, Imperial Age has become Russia‘s most famous symphonic metal band and the country‘s second most-internationally-touring rock act, achieving acclaim from fans, press and even the founder of symphonic metal – Christofer Johnsson (Therion) – himself.
Between 2016 – 2019 the band toured Europe 4 times, with a total of 103 concerts (out of those 38 as headliners).
Musically, Imperial Age combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra, folk instruments, 3 lead singers (1 male and 2 female) and a full choir.
The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir.
Lyrically, the band deals with the idea of ancient prehistoric advanced civilizations (Atlantis, Hyperborea, Lemuria) and their legacy in the form of the Western Magical Tradition (Hermetism, Kabbalah etc.) carried through history by secret societies and magical orders (Orphism, Templars, Rosenkreuz, Freemasons, Golden Dawn etc).
As of 2019, Imperial Age have self released 2 studio albums and 1 EP
The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir. All artwork by Jan Yrlund (MANOWAR). Mixing and mastering by Sergei Lazar (ARKONA).
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French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins announce next shows and 2020 UK tour with Tezaura & Serpentyne
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins have announced the band's next shows and 2020 UK tour with Tezaura & Serpentyne. See the confirmed dates below.
2019 - FRANCE
Dec. 20, 2019 Bordeaux (FR - 33) @Salemwith Amethys, Nox
Dec. 21, 2019 Toulouse (FR - 31) @La cave à rock - Sortie d'Usine #2
2020 - FRANCE
Jan 17, 2020 Mons (BE)@La LorgnetteAcoustic show, w/ Beyond The Fields We Know
Jan 18, 2020 Arras (FR - 62) @GlanworthAcoustic show, w/ Burnt Umber
BACK TO THE UK with TEZAURA & SERPENTYNE
Apr 10, 2020 Abertillery (UK)@The Dolls House w/ Wales Dementia Awereness Fest
Apr 11, 2020 Manchester (UK)@Rebellion Manchester
Apr 12, 2020 Birmingham (UK)@Tower of song w/ Quinphonic Festival
Apr 13, 2020 Swansea (UK)@The Bunkhouse Swansea
Apr 15, 2020 Leicester (UK)@Firebug
Apr 16, 2020 Edinburgh (UK)@Bannermans Bar
Apr 17, 2020 Glasgow (UK)@Ivory Blacks
Apr 18, 2020 London (UK)@The Unicorn Camden Live
May 2020 IT @TBA
Just recently Beneath My Sins signed a record deal with Pride & Joy Music for their new album “I Decide”, coming out on March 20th, 2020!! More information TBA.
Beneath My Sins is a French symphonic metal band created in December 2015 by the guitarist Clement Botz and the singer Emma Elvaston. Former members of Evolvent, they have together taken their first steps in the metal scene and in the musical composition. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released their first album “Valkyries of Modern Times”, promoted during shows in Belgium with Skeptical Minds and during two European tours shared with the Russian thrash metal band, Pokerface. Quickly perceived as the emerging symphonic metal band of the French scene, Beneath My Sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian band Kobra And the Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and Imperial Age in 2019.
In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D’Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provides his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the band was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business. Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti from Eluveitie, Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum, Michele Guaitoli from Temperance and Visions of Atlantis and Fabio Lethien Polo from Elvenking also joined the ship for one or more songs. While awaiting the release of the album, the band has worked on an acoustic set warmly welcomed in France.
Moldovan up and coming, extreme metal outfit, Infected Rain, took the heavy music world by storm when they released their blistering new album, Endorphin, this Fall with Napalm Records. The band – fronted by extraordinary multi-talented vocalist Lena – unleashes fierce screams and growls, heavy riffs and pounding beats combined with ingenious samples that make Infected Rain’s style an energetic blend of the best modern metal styles of today and one can be sure, this band no longer belongs to one of the world's best-kept metal secrets!
While they are currently touring Europe in support of their new album, Infected Rain won't be stopped and have just announced a bunch of European summer tour dates for 2020!
"After releasing Endorphin in October then right away hitting the road with the European tour, we felt so much love and support from you.” The band comments. "Thanks to you we are able to be ourselves and share our most sensitive emotions. So we are extremely happy to announce our next European visit. Summer of 2020 promises to be very hot, with a lot of festivals and some special club dates. Stay tuned for more updates and details. See you soon!"
Kicking off in June 2020, with selected club shows as well as prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze or Metal on the Hill to name just a few, you will get infected by the band's high-voltage shows and a vehemence that is Infected Rain live at the following dates:
10.06.2020 PL Kraków / Mystic Festival
26.06.2020 CZ Plzen / Basinfire Festival
02.07.2020 SP Viveiro / Resurrection Festival
04.07.2020 FR Colombier-Saugnieu / Plane'R Fest
10.07.2020 HU Dunaújváros / Rockmarathon
18.07.2020 FIN Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
24.07.2020 DE Ottobeuren / Schlichtenfest
30.07.2020 DE Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.08.2020 UKR Ternopil / Faine Miasto Festival
02.08.2020 RO Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08.08.2018 RUS Krasnodar / Taman Festival
14.08.2020 DE Dinkelsbuhl / Summer Breeze
15.08.2020 AT Graz / Metal on the Hill
28.08.2020 RO Bistrita / Way Too Far Rock Festival
with many more dates to be announced soon!
To shorten your wait for a heavy as hell summer with INFECTED RAIN, catch them live on the following, remaining dates of their current tour with LACUNA COIL and ELUVEITIE:
14.12 - (FI) Tampere - Pakkahuone
15.12 - (EST) Tallinn - Rock Cafe
17.12 - (SE) Stockholm - Klubben Fryshuset
18.12 - (NO) Oslo - Vulkan Arena
19.12 - (SE) Gothenburg - Trädgarn
20.12 - (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
21.12 - (DE) Hamburg - Docks
Midnight, the witching hour – even more so in the final night of October to the 1st of November, when according to the popular American Halloween tradition all sorts of ghosts, vampires, and other nocturnal creatures are roaming around in search of sweets and other treats.
There is no better time to announce a true metal monster for the upcoming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air: Slipknot!
The mask wearing metal maniacs from Des Moines, Iowa have not just evolved into massive chart strikers since their foundation in 1995, but have also earned a justified reputation as a most impressive live act. Anyone who has witnessed the 9-piece band fronted by exceptional vocalist Corey Taylor on stage knows which enormous power their unique baseball bad wielding brand of modern metal can achieve live. Almost one year after the American headliners released their current album "We Are Not Your Kind", Slipknot will enter the main-stage at the Wacken Open Air – for the first time ever at this festival.
Thomas Jensen (festival co-founder and organiser) comments:-
"We are thrilled and admittedly a little proud that one of our great musical dreams will finally come true next year, when Slipknot will be on stage for the first time at the Wacken Open Air. We are also glad for this opportunity to state once again that being sold out is never a reason for us to stop working on delivering a great billing. We would like to thank our fans for their continued trust and hope that this announcement will be as great for them as it is for us."
This year’s Wacken Open Air will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020. Further information can be found at www.wacken.com.
If you tuned into Planet Rock Radio this morning, you’ll have been amongst the first to hear Bloodstock’s hotly anticipated news, revealing the final two Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners for 2020’s event. Devin Townsend was announced as Friday night’s headliner last month. Without further ado…
Metal legends Judas Priest will headline Sunday night. In a year when Bloodstock celebrates 20 years, we can think of no better place to also celebrate Judas Priest’s 50 Heavy Metal Years! The Grammy Award-winning British icons were recently nominated again for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and to date have sold over 50 million albums. Their latest release, 2018’s ‘Firepower’, saw the band return all guns blazing, earning the accolade Best British Album at the Planet Rock Awards. Judas Priest enthuse:-
“Horns up Bloodstock - the Priest is back to headline the 20th year of Bloodstock with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary show!! A double barrel, once in a lifetime, blast of metal mania 2020....!!”
You can watch a special message from the inimitable Rob Halford at: https://youtu.be/2VJIsrJf_Mc.
The mighty Behemoth are set to headline Saturday in a UK festival exclusive for 2020. Having wowed fans across the globe with their phenomenal set on both Slayer’s final US tour and Slipknot’s current Knotfest Roadshow, the Polish metal heavyweights will be upping the stakes by bringing their biggest and best production to date. Don’t miss the spectacle of them closing out the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday night!
Charismatic frontman Nergal tells us:-
“Bloodstock! The hallowed lands of Catton Park will once again host our Fiendish Festivities. This is Behemoth’s first UK festival headline and that will be celebrated in the only way we know how; Hell will be raised, blood will be shed, and magick will descend! We shall see you there Legions!”
Hear it straight from Behemoth themselves at: https://youtu.be/oe_1eQyZpXY.
BLOODSTOCK will be headlined on Friday by DEVIN TOWNSEND and also welcomes PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILITY, and BUTCHER BABIES so far. Many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course.
Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store. Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out.
BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Due to phenomenal demand Within Temptation and Evanescence have added three more dates to the UK leg of their 'Worlds Collide' tour as well as three more in Europe. VIP pre-sale begins 9 a.m. GMT 29th October followed by general on sale at 9 a.m. on 1st November. Tickets are available HERE.
Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the extra UK dates take in Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham.
Den Adel commented:-
"It is beyond our greatest expectations that a lot of our shows with Evanescence would sell out so quickly! We are super grateful for this. Surprise! We’ve got a surprise for Belgium, Luxembourg and the UK: we are adding some extra shows end of April and beginning of May. Check out the extra dates!
“We are very excited to announce that due to the overwhelming response to our upcoming tour with Within Temptation, we are adding 5 more dates!”
Full tour dates are:
Sat 4th Belgium, Brussels Palais 12 (SOLD OUT)
Sun 5th France, Paris Accor Hotel Arena
Tues 7th UK, London, The O2
Thurs 9th Germany, Berlin Velodrome
Sat 11th Germany, Frankfurt Festhalle
Sun 12th Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
Tues 14th Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
Wed 15th Germany, Munich Zenith
Fri 17th Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
Sat 18th Germany, Leipzig Arena
Mon 20th Germany, Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall
Tue 21st Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome (SOLD OUT)
Wed 22nd Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome
Fri 24th Belgium, Brussels, Palais 12*^
Sun 26th Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Rockhall Mainhall*^
Tue 28th UK, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro *
Thur 30th UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena*
Fri 1st UK, Birmingham, Arena*
*= New dates
^= New dates on sale Thursday, October 31st at 10am CEST.
A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house. Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet the band and attend their sound check, plus receive exclusive merchandise items.
For full details go to: www.evanescence.com and www.within-temptation.com
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Within Temptation: Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Spotify / Twitter / Website
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