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
With a new album set for June 24th, The Browning are happy to get back to Europe and the UK to play new material for their rapidly growing fanbase.
Along for the ride, coming from all corners of the globe, are Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS), Empires Fade (ENG) and To Kill Achilles (SCT).
The tour will be stopping off at the following destinations. Tickets are on-sale at all the usual outlets. Get yours now!
The Alexia Agency Proudly Presents...
I Killed The Prom Queen (AUS)
The Browning (USA)
Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS)
Empires Fade (ENG)
To Kill Achilles (SCT)
06 Morecore Mania Festival Cologne (D)
07 Hirsch Nuremburg (D)
08 Werk 21 Zürich (CH)
09 Explosiv! Graz (A)
10 Viper Room Vienna (A)
11 Musik und Frieden Berlin (D)
12 Backstage Munich (D)
13 Ieperfest Ieper (B) *
14 Matrix Bochum (D)
15 Schlachthof Wiesbaden (D)
16 Wave Misano Adriatica (I)
17 The Garage Saarbrücken (D)
18 B58 Brunswick (D)
19 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) *
20 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) **
20 Hevy Open Air Newhaven (UK) *
21 Throwfest Cardiff (UK)
22 Cathouse Glasgow (UK)
23 The Rainbow Birmingham (UK)
24 The Hub Plymouth (UK)
25 Dingwalls London (UK)
26 The Social Southampton (UK)
27 6k Unreal Fest Liege (B)
28 Poppodium Volt Sittard (NL)
29 Backstage By The Mill Paris (F)
30 En Arena Stockholm (SE) *
31 Skjulet Gothenburg (SE) *
* = IKTPQ Only
** = w/o IKTPQ
Australian Symphonic metallers Darkyra will play for the first time live in Europe, announcing a headline tour in April 2016 through the Netherlands and Germany.
The following dates have been confirmed:
07. April - Jack's Music Bar, Zwolle (NL)
08. April - De Engel, Den Helder (NL)
09. April - De Driesprong, Aalten (NL)
10. April - Home, Eibergen (NL)
13. April - Don't Panic, Essen (DE)
14. April - The Cave, Amsterdam (NL)
15. April - T'vereinshoes, Vaals (NL)
16. April - Garage DeLuxe, München (DE)
17. April - Rockkneipe Jungfer, Arnstadt (DE)
Gina Bafile 'Darkyra Black' - Vocals
Daniel Grainger - Drums
Kostis Vihos - Bass
Kim Siragusa - Keyboard
Dave Lyon - Guitar
Be'lakor are proud to announce that they are touring Australia with fellow countrymen Claim The Throne in 2014, both bands embark on a eight-date jaunt that will see Be'lakor make an appearance at the Under The Southern Cross 6 Festival.
A recent blurb has been released by the band:
"It's been some months since our last update. We've been hard at work on writing album number four, and it's progressing really well (over half-way, with heaps of material and some exciting ideas). Anyway, this is all about our upcoming Aussie tour (tours). In early 2014 we'll be visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth (the latter two for the first time, which we're really looking forward to). Then, in late March, we'll be returning to Brisbane and Sydney to support Dark Tranquillity on those legs of their tour here.
After our recent break from the live scene, it will be awesome to see you guys at these shows. We'll be playing a brand new song (set to be on the fourth album) for the fist time at the shows in Jan / Feb. \m/"
Check out the full venue details and dates below, and let us know if you'll be at one of the gigs via the Be'lakor Aussie tour Facebook event page!
JAN 24 - BRISBANE - CROWBAR
JAN 25 - SYDNEY - BALD FACED STAG - UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS 6 FESTIVAL
JAN 26 - MELBOURNE - BENDIGO HOTEL
JAN 31 - HOBART - BRISBANE HOTEL
FEB 7 - PERTH - AMPLIFIER BAR (Tickets sold at the door for all of these shows)
MARCH 28 - BRISBANE - THE HI-FI BAR (Supporting Dark Tranquillity)
MARCH 29 - SYDNEY - THE HI-FI BAR (Supporting Dark Tranquillity)
You can check out the facebook event page for our Dark Tranquillity support shows too.
< Performing the splits is always a painful experience
A six band metal fest sounding like a mammoth marathon when staring at who is lined up for this evenings extravaganza, the mass of fans queuing outside gave a slight indication that this night was going to be huge, they weren't wrong. Clambering up on stage first was Australia's rebels Make the Suffer of whose Symphonic Death Metal ailment soon cured the frozen fans who stood outside patiently, waiting to get into the warmth of Camden's Underworld venue. Emblazoned with an image that smacked faces across the room, Make Them Suffer made light work of getting a mosh pit initiated, it was as if they clicked their fingers and just like robots the crowd started moving; although the apt pun of them playing Industrial Metal would have sufficed the former quip. What Make Them Suffer does that most bands don't seem to of late is lean into the crowd, on occasions the guitarists would lean into the crowd as if to offer them a slight touch of the fret or as one fan did, rape the guitarists leg with his hands, quite literally massaged him. For what seemed like a long set, in fact the band had blitzed through their set, only to find that the next band was warming up in the wings and that band being France's As They Burn (a Nu Modern Metal machine), whilst elsewhere an interview was in line of sight.
Whilst As They Burn were tearing down the venue, the interview with Job For A Cowboy's drummer Jon Rice was conducted and can be heard below.
Gorod weren't happy when they learned French wine was not available at the bar >
Gorod are a tricky band to pin down, emanating from what was heard to be the mathematical sounds of Technical / Progressive Death Metal, as if it was a ticking time bomb, with each second producing a sound-wave that shook the very foundations of Camden. This French lot certainly expressed and preached their metal to the masses and in doing so may just have earned themselves the right to be recognized as another great French export alongside legends Gojira. As Julien explained later, the French Metal scene is not all happy dappy. Still the quintet never gave into the relenting surge that swarmed in front of them as they played, caressing the various moshpits and occasional stage dive that surmounted the evening as perhaps the most well received band, although later on that all changed. What amazed the crowd about this French lot, was that for every song played, Julien the vocalist spoke to them in general conversation, commenting on how they love playing in the UK and how privileged they are being here tonight. Song after song, comment after comment and the bar was constantly flowing beer, perhaps signalling a call for Gorod to shut up shop and down a pint or two, for War From A Harlot's Mouth were already wielding their axes to go into battle and deliver their own slaying. Meanwhile another interview was about to take place, this time inside a coach (first was in a nearby bar)
Whilst War From A Harlot's Mouth were tearing down the venue, the interview with Gorod's vocalist Julien Deyres was conducted and can be heard below.
< Patrice Hamelin did not realize he could drum with his eyes closed
Hailing all the way from the French province of Quebec in Canada, Beneath The Massacre delivered a knock-out punch performance that would make Frank Bruno look like John Inman in 'Are You Being Served?' It was that powerful, trickling out their own style of Death Metal the Québécoise musicians made no mistake in keeping the torrential outburst of extreme metal flowing this evening, right from the first note the entire room once again started moshing, even extending to the point where numerous crowd-surfing moments was taking place, whilst this was happening subsequent stage diving also take place and at first it seemed as if the fans were doing it in sync with the musical beat, but then it was apparent to be more ad hoc than systematic, but what was systematic was the band's live performance, for each song had a unique structure that made poetry seem to flow more easier over the music itself, for the lyrics were not generic lyrics but lyrics with a poetry feel to them. The continual pummeling of the ground was beginning to get even louder and louder until there was a break in the musical massacre, a deafening silence had dawned as if the battle line had been drawn, this was the sign of something elephantine, something brutal, something that needed help with, this was a Job For A Cowboy acknowledging their arrival.
Nick Schendzielos had to resort to turning his bass lights on after the stage lights blew up >
So it came down to the headlining act Job For A Cowboy to deliver the final obliterating blow to end what has been a total apocalyptic explosion over the borough of Camden. Fuelled by the enraged crowd from earlier brutalities encountered, it was clear the audience was up for more and more they got as the American armada set sail on the river Riff, down to the drumming delta and used the vocals as a springboard to unleash what only be called as pure hell. During the course of the set there was more and more moshpits, crowdsurfing and stage diving as each song got heavier and heavier until cracks appeared in the ceiling, resulting in the band setting the stage alight and burning bright with a stage presence that would make Cannibal Corpse stop and stare. Nearing towards the very end of the set the sound reached its peak and the bassist did no more, he switched on a rather ingenious piece of technology, LED's embedded in his bass guitar's neck, giving an eery green color and leaving the crowd gasping in sheer amazement, one fan shouted out "Every f**king metal band should have a guitar like that, f**king guitar companies don't know s**t!" To be fair he was right, this is the sort of thing that should appear in the vast majority of band's guitar arsenal, on the other hand there is only one Job For A Cowboy and so that image belongs to them.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
As the music began to die down, the atmosphere was still ringing from riff shrapnel throughout the night and on the way out, one final interview was made, this time it was with a fan called Francisco 'Frankie' Cañardo who came all the way from Argentina to see his favorite bands play!
And they say fan dedication is dying?
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