The Birthday Massacre have announced a UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Under Your Spell’. The itinerary is as follows :
24.10.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
25.10.17 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
27.10.17 EDINBURGH Opium
28.10.17 WHITBY Goth Festival
29.10.17 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
31.10.17 BRISTOL Fleece
01.11.17 READING Sub 89
02.11.17 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
03.11.17 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Further details will be announced in due course.
‘Under Your Spell' was released on 9th June by Metropolis Records.
‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is unique to them, once again managing to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
It seems Australia and New Zealand can’t get enough of Hevy Devy. Melbourne’s 170 Russell Show on 24th May has completely SOLD OUT and a second show at the same venue has now been announced for Tuesday the 23rd May.
Tickets for the additional show are now on sale at mjrpresents.com.
Post-Rock/Prog legends sleepmakeswaves will be taking the stage with DTP on the whole tour - and they will have their new album “Made of Breath Only” out in time for the tour. New single Tundra is already a triple favourite and the shows promise to be an epic one-two punch of prog goodness.
Previously here in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – this time Perth and Auckland (NZ) are getting some HevyDevy love. The guitar virtuoso is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarists in heavy music and Devin Townsend Projects’ live show never fails to satisfy and amaze.
Tickets for Devin Townsend Project’s Australia/New Zealand Tour in May 2017 including the added Melbourne show on May 23rd are now mjrpresents.com.
Wednesday 17th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane
Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
* JUST ADDED *
Tuesday 23rd May – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth
Tickets at MJRPRESENTS.COM
By way of a late Valentines Day gift, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce 3 more bands for 2017’s event!
Arch Enemy will be joining us as Sunday’s special guests. Get a taste of their Swedish melodeath with the live video for ‘War Eternal’, shot at Wacken 2016 and check out what’s in store this August - https://youtu.be/p5etfIwlRbg. The band, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD / Blu-Ray of their full Wacken set titled ‘As The Stages Burn!’ on 31st March via Century Media. Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott states "We're very much looking forward to being a part of this year's edition of Bloodstock, which actually takes place very close to where my father was born. We'll be bringing our 'pure fucking metal' attack home... Hail to England!"
Salt Lake City deathcore mob Chelsea Grin also land an early main stage slot on Friday. The band released their fourth studio album, ‘Self Inflicted’ via new label home Rise Records last summer and unveiled a video for ‘Broken Bonds’ - https://youtu.be/awa50gXnOdw. Frontman Alex Koehler tells us “We are looking forward to heading back overseas this summer to be part of Bloodstock 2017. When we were offered the show and we saw the lineup we were extremely excited. We’ve seen tons of videos from Bloodstock in the past and cannot wait to be there.”
Lastly, prog metallers ONI join the ranks on the Sophie stage on Saturday. Signed to Metal Blade, these Canadians recently unveiled a creepy video for ‘The Only Cure’ from debut album ‘Ironshore’, featuring guest vocals from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. Check it out at: https://youtu.be/ERFBmOtElKU. Frontman Jake Oni says “In the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of playing the UK a few times, but being a part Bloodstock 2017 is a huge honour. We are not only excited to show this festival what we’ve got, but also to see some of the masters that are playing!!! You don't want to miss this!” ONI warm up for their Bloodstock debut by traversing Europe next month with Children of Bodom.
It’s nearly the ‘last chance saloon’ for the very popular ticket payment scheme! Bloodstock’s deposit plan helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with your initial payment of £34.80. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Job done, ticket purchased! Get full info at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
If you’re coming to Bloodstock by coach, you might want to secure your spot now to ensure you’re not disappointed. Big Green Coach have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to Bloodstock in 2017; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester. Big Green Coach will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Check out the details and secure your seat for only a tenner (with the rest payable in July) over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (plus booking fee), plus limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Following their critically acclaimed eighth album 'Love You To Death', Tegan & Sara announce their biggest UK tour to date starting on February 13th at London's Roundhouse and culminating on February 18th in Birmingham. The tour also takes in mainland Europe starting in Oslo Norway and concluding in Paris, France - tickets are on sale now.
'Love You To Death', which was recently crowned #18 in the NME's top 50 albums of 2016, received widespread critical acclaim on release from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vice. The band have been have wowing audiences on a host of prime-time US TV shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as completing a sold out headline tour of the US and Canada. The band also performed for fans at two sold out dates at London's KOKO on their last visit to the capital in June 2016.
To celebrate the release of 'Love You To Death' the band have been releasing videos for every track on the record, with two still to come this December. To watch every video released up until now, visit the band's Youtube.
Catch Tegan And Sara at the following UK dates in 2017:
Feb 13 - Roundhouse, London
Feb 14 - Manchester Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 15 - Bristol Academy, Bristol
Feb 17 - ABC, Glasgow
Feb 18 - Institute, Birmingham
Tegan and Sara's album Love You To Death is available now through Warner Bros. Records here.
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It's always a special occasion when a band decides to do an album launch concert, gig, party, however you wish to term it. The truth of the matter is that not only are album launch parties great for showcasing a wide variety of bands, in this case metal bands, but also the nationalities drawn it from it. With Epica's EpicMetalFest II, people from far and wide came to the 013 Poppodium in Tilburg to witness bands from Europe and as far away as Tunisia and Canada.
(This was my first time at a concert abroad and first time flying alone having come from the UK)
Sadly despite best efforts, due to some rather annoying maintenance works going on the Dutch railway and highway between Arnhem and Tilburg, I missed Off The Cross (BE), For I Am King (NL) and Myrath (FR / TN) and so cannot really report on either band. However, by chatting to some punters who said all three bands were on the ball, I'll take their word for it and give all three bands a 7.50/10.
Dutch Modern Metal outfit Textures certainly had their A-game in check as they carried off where Tunisian Oriental Metallers Myrath had finished. By unleashing a charismatic on-stage presence with some rather tight and malicious sounding music, there was no reason why the crowd couldn't have matched the intensity radiating from Textures performance. Underrated at times, Textures have shown during this evening why they're worthy of a Bloodstock slot next year. Ballistic at all angels, Textures were simply raising the bar for the evening, was there anyone capable of stealing the show (besides Epica)?
Having only made their Napalm Records debut last year, Belgian Speed Metallers Evil Invaders showed exactly why the Austrian label snapped up the quartet without question. Blisteringly fast riffs crashed against all four walls of the Universe Stage, all whilst Textures were doing their own shindig next year on the Storm Stage. Evil Invaders have been knocking around for nearly 10 years and yet despite the age of the band as a unit, the members started off as teenagers, yet they're capable of proving that they've shed their teenage skins and morphed into a formidable, respectable force. By belting out songs as if they went out of fashion, Evil Invaders only had one thing in mind... total carnage and boy did they deliver.
One of a handful of Dutch Metal bands performing at this year's EpicMetalFest, Stream Of Passion are really no newcomers to the erotic world of female-fronted Symphonic Metal, in fact all but one band member have been in previous bands thus being no strangers to the scene. Moreover here is a band who despite their best efforts at delivering sweet music that is so sumptuously good to the ears, hasn't yet managed to reach the heights of their fellow contemporaries in Within Temptation and Epica. However their set demonstrated that they're on the path to achieve that goal and despite it still being late afternoon, had no reservations about keeping the crowd on their toes. Drinking was in full flow during their set, Stream of Passion? A Stream of alcohol more like.
Since the departure of Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist kicked Alissa out of the band, thus enabling her to join Arch Enemy after Angela Gossow became band manager; thereabouts), The Agonist have been finding their way with their new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. Now, Vicky showed she is up to the task-in-hand by delivering a performance worthy of continuous applause if not for some of the other band members who seemed rather lost and at times not fully convincing; it's as if they haven't stepped out of the shadows of their former vocalist, resulting in a rather disappointing set. Not entirely sure what their plans were for the evening but it seemed to not involve band practise, despite this the whole set was of reasonable standard yet without a doubt, probably the most disinteresting performance of the night.
Herewith is an example of grandiose perversion of the extremely meticulous kind, and now you're probably thinking what the actual f*ck am I on about? It's certainly a technical sentence no? Perfect for Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse who once again don the theatrics and emit such musical ferocity that earth tremors could be felt. Seriously enough they did not put a foot wrong, in fact they are so rehearsed in their dramatis personae that they would do well at Eurovision next year (are you reading this RAI?). Strobe lights abound and an air of operatic grandeur circumventing the venue was certainly the case, plenty more where those came from as walls of death came to and fro by the commands of Tommaso Riccardi; it was as if he was playing the king and the punters as the fools, either way Fleshgod Apocalypse demonstrated once again why they are still underrated.
Where Fleshgod Apocalypse managed to succeed in shitting the audience, Katatonia did not, instead they commenced the slitting. A once great and brutal institution has now turned for the dank and dismal worse; it was as if they weren't meant to be here because to be quite frank, the music did not fit in with the rest of the evenings line-up. That said, at least Katatonia trump Justin Bieber hands down and have the decency to sing, not lip sync live. But Katatonia just could not get the audience going, some just standing and watching bare-face, expressionless, it was as if they have been subjected to a public culling of animals, it was horrific. Despite all their might, Katatonia just did not deliver tonight... well they delivered, but the music was stale and too depressive.
Now whilst I interviewed Anis Jouini from Myrath, The Ocean were doing their thing (and we could hear it, so let's give them a decent 7/10). Now the time had come for the star performance of the evening, well it is Epica's show of course... joking aside, Epica are another band who know how to deliver a mesmerizing yet epic live show and they did not disappoint. Using props designed to mimic their new album's artwork (The Holographic Principle), Epica used laser deflecting pyramids to divert light beams across the stage, creating a psychedelic feeling as a result. Additionally in tow was Coen Janssen and his 'keyscooter' (let's call it that because it's a keyboard on wheels) and of course the expected pyrotechnics (which culminated in the end to a firework explosion). Epica simply were sensational, by delivering a set, performance and indeed day-concert worthy of being unleashed on DVD, all in the namesake of their new album, calling it magical is simply not enough and does not describe the overarching package that is EpicMetalFest... may the 2017 edition be as breathtaking.
Want to tour Cuba on Brutal Summer Fest? Brutal Battle Cuba 2017 submissions start Nov 1st (open to Canadian bands only)
FREE download of 45 minutes of 2016 BBC competing bands:
Brutal Battle Cuba is proud to announce its return for a 2017 edition across Quebec and Ontario to send one Canadian band to perform on the Brutal Summer Fest Tour across Cuba. The tour will take place during August 2017 with one Canadian band joining five to seven other international bands along with crew members, drivers and one big bus for the two week journey across the country. The winning band will also be provided a $500 worth package that will include a custom banner, shirts and stickers for the tour. While on the road, the Canadian band will also be introduced to every aspect of Cuban culture.
Watch video from last year's tour with 2016 champions Montreal's Dealer with Verbal Abuse (USA), Fang (USA), Neige Morte (France), Euglena (Russia), KESS'KHTAK (Switzerland) and local Cuban bands Switch Adox, Sex By Manipulation and Spermask - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE-aCoVppuA
Submissions for Brutal Battle Cuba 2017 will begin on November 1st, 2016 and end on November 30th, 2016 11:59 pm EST.
Submit your band at the following link: http://www.piranhaproductions.ca/soumission.php
Ontario: Oshawa, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Kingston
Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Trois Rivieres
For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/BrutalBattleCUBA.
New Zealand's Ulcerate shares "Extinguished Light" from Relapse-bound Shrines Of Paralysis; album and tour details announced
Forward-thinking, unorthodox New Zealand death metal trio Ulcerate returns this October with their latest master-work Shrines Of Paralysis. A flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy, this week the band shares the album's street date and pre-orders, as well as the first single, "Extinguished Light."
Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of Ulcerate's singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques flesh out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal styles. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape Ulcerate's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
Stream "Extinguished Light," the first single from Shrines Of Paralysis, via Relapse HERE and the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Shrines Of Paralysis is due out October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital pre-orders are available HERE.
Additionally, Ulceratehas announced a headlining North American Fall tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm. The trek embarks out of Los Angeles on November 2nd and consumes the rest of the month, the final show taking place November 29th in Brooklyn, New York. Ulcerate will also be performing two exclusive dates in New Zealand at the end of October preceding the North American tour.
Ulcerate Tour Dates:
10/21/2016 Kings Arms - Auckland, NZ
10/22/2015 San Fran - Wellington, NZ
w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:
11/02/2016 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2016 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
11/04/2016 Panic Room - Portland, OR
11/05/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/06/2016 Astoria - Vancouver, BC
11/07/2016 The Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
11/09/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall - El Paso, TX
11/12/2016 Limelight - San Antonio, TX
11/13/2016 Acadia Bar - Houston, TX
11/14/2016 Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
11/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
11/16/2016 Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
11/17/2016 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
11/18/2016 529 - Atlanta, GA
11/19/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/20/2016 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
11/23/2016 Great Scott - Boston, MA
11/24/2016 Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
11/25/2016 Coalition - Toronto, ON
11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
11/27/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL
11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
Shrines Of Paralysis Track Listing:
2. Yield To Naught
3. There Are No Saviours
4. Shrines Of Paralysis
5. Bow To Spite
6. Chasm Of Fire
7. Extinguished Light
8. End The Hope
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:
Announcing the Max & Igor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary album Roots - to be played in its entirety each night! The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on September 12, will feature direct support on select dates from The Black Dahlia Murder and Combichrist, with additional support from Allegaeon, All Hail The Yeti and Oni.
Max & Igor Cavalera will perform their set with their Cavalera Conspiracy brothers, guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johny Chow.
Tickets are on-sale beginning today and can be purchased via each individual venue. Visit your local RETURN TO ROOTS tour venue's website for more information, or check back to www.maxandiggorreturntoroots.com for updated ticket links as they become available.
In addition, very special Meet & Greet passes can be purchased at Max & Igor Cavalera's merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max & Igor, and they will each sign a Roots CD, cassette or vinyl. This applies to only the Roots album and one autograph and one photo will be permitted per person. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your Roots album signed by the men behind the music.
"Metalheads! It's time," declares Max Cavalera. "20 years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we're returning to "the roots" to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience! You cannot miss this RETURN TO ROOTS 2016!"
Iggor Cavalera adds, "I am very proud to play Roots again, to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people! We hit the stage again with Roots to destroy everywhere we pass by!"
Max & Igor Cavalera are the original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal legends Sepultura, and specifically the team behind the band's early albums, including seminal releases Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots. Since the band's formation over 30 years ago, the Cavalera brothers have each seen unparalleled successes in the music industry. Max's more recent work with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy (also featuring Igor) and Killer Be Killed, in addition to Igor's project MIXHELL, proves the lasting power of the Cavalera legacy.
Later this year, Warner Music will release a special vinyl edition of Roots, in addition to a CD/vinyl box set of classic Sepultura records, with more surprises in store. Stay tuned for a full announcement on the new editions, coming soon.
***Show line-ups vary per date - see below for the full tour routing with openers.
2016 Return to Roots Tour Dates:
9/12/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/13/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/15/2016 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/16/2016 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/17/2016 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/18/2016 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival (line-up)
9/19/2016 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/20/2016 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/22/2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/23/2016 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Support TBA
9/24/2016 Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival (line-up)
9/25/2016 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall w/ All Hail The Yeti
9/30/2016 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/1/2016 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/2/2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/6/2016 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/7/2016 Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/8/2016 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/9/2016 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/10/2016 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/11/2016 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/12/2016 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/14/2016 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre w/ Allegaeon, Oni
10/15/2016 Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock Festival w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/16/2016 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/17/2016 Sauget, IL @ Pop's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/21/2016 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / D-Low FEST w/ Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Oni
10/23/2016 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (line-up)
Canadian progressive/power folklore metallers SCYTHIA announce August show dates, which will include supporting Brazil power metallers HIBRIA for their Calgary tour stop on August 12th plus a performance at this year's Metalocalypstick Festival in Valemount, BC on August 27th.
Metalocalypstick is a two day non for profit festival formed to support women in metal, punk, hardcore and heavy bands. All bands on the fest line up feature one or more FEMALE member that are all Canadian and all power with special out of country guests Brazil's NERVOSA headlining. 2% of proceeds from the festival will be donated to Girls Rock Camp and Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter. Full details and line up can be found at http://www.metalocalypstickfest.rocks.
Scythia recently released their newest full-length offering, Lineage', available digitally and on CD via the band's Bandcamp page.
Although the band primarily self-produced the album, Lineage features engineering from Nino Laurenne (Firewind, Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum) and Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Powerwolf), and mastering from Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Volbeat, Firewind, Apocalyptica). Nino Laurenne is also responsible for mixing duties on the album. Lineage was recorded at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany and Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
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