Lebanese Metallers Phenomy are happy to announce their addition to the Ostrava V Plamenech -lineup, playing alongside Grave Digger. The festival takes place on August 3rd in Dolni Vitkovice (CZ). Get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/ostravavplamenech.
Just previously Phenomy announced their tour dates with Brazilian metal legends Sepultura on the Machine Messiah Tour 2019 in April.
The confirmed shows w/ Sepultura are:
April 20th – RU – Novosibirsk @ Podzemka
April 22th – KZ – Almaty @ Hard Rock Café
April 23th – KG – Bishkek @ Asanbai Center
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash / Groove metal with melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedback from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. In July the band played at Metalhead Meeting 2018 in Romania and in august they took the stage at Wacken Open Air 2018. Phenomy released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
German thrash metallers Dying Gorgeous Lies will be joining Sepultura on their "Machine Messiah Tour 2018" in Germany, as main support in Gunzendorf, and as special guest in Burglengenfeld, where the main support comes from Warbringer. Furthermore Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed to play Metal Days Tolmin 2018 in Slovenia. See below the details.
DYING GORGEOUS LIES & SEPULTURA
*July 31st - GUNZlive - Gunzendorf (Ger) - main support - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/834507486758692/
*August 22nd - Burglengenfeld (Ger) w/WARBRINGER - special guest - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801725476799650/
Next DYING GORGEOUS LIES festival:
*July 21st Metal Days Tolmin 2018 - Slovenia - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275641776522625/
German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies‘ powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metal heads under its spell. Watch the band’s “First World Breakdown” video here: https://youtu.be/uB2y3Y3lPYU
With just a month to go, Bloodstock has chosen the last of its New Blood bands, added some more to the Jagermeister stage, revamped entertainment both after hours on the Sophie Lancaster & New Blood stages and in VIP too, bought a Hawaiian shirt ready for Cannibal Corpse, and is still working on a few final tricks!
A limited amount of adult day tickets remain available priced £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ bkg fee) over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ for £145 (+ bkg fee), with children’s weekend tickets only £35 (+ bkg fee). Kids under 4 years go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and just like last year, are looking likely to sell out in advance, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee entry to the UK’s best metal weekender!
Without further ado, here’s the final batch of results from Bloodstock’s top talent-seeking Metal 2 The Masses finals!
Bloodstock was so impressed by the range of talent across this year’s competition, we can reveal two additional bands landing spots on Saturday’s New Blood line-up - grinding hardcore crusters The Brood (www.facebook.com/TheBroodUK) and progressive death metallers Luna’s Call (www.facebook.com/LunasCall). We’re also pleased to welcome Hobgoblin’s video upload contest winners, Earthbound (www.facebook.com/EarthboundMusicUK), a blend of melodic death riffs with big choruses and some progressive elements!
Two more bands join the New Blood family on Sunday. Smashing first place in the Oxford final, Imminent Annihilation (www.facebook.com/ImminentAnnihilation) promise to bring some face-melting riffs of the heavy and metal kind. Last but certainly not least, kings of London’s competition Dead Before Mourning (www.facebook.com/metalDBM) might just be your new favourite thing, if you’re a fan of Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, or Exodus.
There’s also more treats in store over on the Jagermeister stage! Here’s five more bands to tempt you into an ice cold shot. Friday brings thrash beasts DAMAGED REICH (www.facebook.com/damaged.reich), down-tuned stoner/thrash sludgers CALLUS (www.facebook.com/Callus.band), and metal lovin’ headbangers UNTAMED (www.facebook.com/Untamedrock). Breaking heads & ears on Saturday are death metallers CRANIAL SEPARATION (www.facebook.com/CranialSeparation). Sunday welcomes Nottingham lads DEF GOLDBLUM (www.facebook.com/defgoldblum); three skinheads and one MC on a mission to save the soul of rap metal.
BLOODSTOCK also recently revealed their brand new entertainment plans for the Sophie Lancaster stage after the bands finish. The big top tent will transition into ‘The Lock In’, a fully immersive club night presented by Old Blue Last Beer and hosted by comedian Andrew O’Neill. Each night features a different DJ, celebrating a decade of metal! Thursday sees DJ Krusher unearthing tracks from the ‘70s, Friday rocks out to the ‘80s with The Dark Lord Alexander Milas, on Saturday, everyone’s favourite metal encyclopedia Dom Lawson brings you the best of the ‘90s, and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade rounds out Sunday’s fun with top tunes from the ‘00s. Not only that, there’s world record attempts, games, prizes, a giant can sculpture(!) and plenty more. Nabbed yourself a VIP ticket? Head over to the BLOODSTOCK VIP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BloodstockVIP to see full details of this year’s exclusive entertainment. And if you want to have your say in which movies should be screened each night at the New Blood stage after the bands end, cast your vote at: https://www.facebook.com/events/215185702446013/.
If you missed out last month, BLOODSTOCK’s cranking up the fun with their remaining club nights for July! Don’t miss a great night out at one of the clubs below for the chance to win weekend tickets, associated prizes, and hear blistering tracks from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.
Fri 13th July - Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
Fri 13th July - London Electric Ballroom (Project Mayhem)
Fri 20th July - Leicester Firebug
Fri 27th July - London Elektrowerkz (Voodoo Summer Ball Rodeo)
Sat 28th July - Dublin Fibber Magees
Sat 28th July - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 28th July - Sheffield Corporation
Want to meet like-minded metalheads who’re going to BLOODSTOCK? Got tips to share, want a camping buddy, or just to chat about bands? Maybe you want to find out if you’re not the only one taking a Hawaiian shirt for Cannibal Corpse’s set (https://youtu.be/8dM_TN7I5m8)!! Join these fan-run Facebook groups - Bloodstock Metal Forum 666 at www.facebook.com/groups/bmf666/ and/or the BLOODSTOCK Camp Loners & Newbies at www.facebook.com/groups/171715506329753/.
With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FEED THE RHINO, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, ALESTORM, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re counting down the final days ‘til BLOODSTOCK 2018!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Making their first UK appearance are Dutch symphonic blackened death behemoths Pictura Poesis, making their appearance as the Friday night special guests!
Pictura Poesis was founded in the south of the Netherlands at the start of 2013. taking their inspiration from paintings and literature, the band succeeds in combining a broad spectrum of classical music with energetic blackened death metal. The band released their latest CD Miseriae Mundi on the 6th of May 2017 following their 2 earlier releases in 2013 and 2014.
Unfortunately, Bas decided to part ways with the band. In the second half of 2017 Pictura Poesis once again had to set out to find a new vocalist. Linda van Vugt soon appeared on the band's horizon, and proved to be a good addition to the band's sound. With Linda on vocals, Pictura Poesis are now set to reach further heights.
Bringing a proper Northern touch to the fifth edition of the UK’s leading Symphonic Metal event, Winter In Eden will be appearing as special guests. This marks their first appearance at the festival since they headlined the first edition in 2015.
Formed in 2009, Winter In Eden have become one of the most recognisable names in the UK’s symphonic metal scene. Their energetic live performances have been enjoyed by capacity crowds in the UK at events such as The Cambridge Rock Festival and various Femme Metal Festivals alongside the likes of Delain and Revamp. Most recently, Winter In Eden have taken their live show into mainland Europe, performing to increasing numbers in the Netherlands and Belgium, playing with acts such as Stream of Passion and Maiden uniteD.
The band have been in the studio working on their fourth album, which will be the follow up to their 2014 album Court Of Conscience.
Pictura Poesis & Winter In Eden will join Manchester black metal coven Argesk and French symphonic powerhouse Beneath My Sins at Northern Symphony 2019.
Weekend and day tickets are available from the following links:
Northern Symphony Festival is set to take place at O'Rileys, Hull on 5th & 6th April 2019.
Japan's finest metal band Gyze, who are celebrating the release of their brand new EP 'The Rising Dragon' today, have announced a bunch of European summer live dates!
Formed in 2009 in Sapporo, Japan, Gyze gained credence among many talented local artists. As a result, they were invited to Tokyo where they released their first EP in 2011. In 2012 the band took the second place in national Metal-Battle Finals in Japan organized by Wacken Open Air. Being noticed overseas Gyze signed their first contract with Coroner Records.
Their first album “Fascinating Violence” was released Worldwide in 2013 and 2014 in Japan. It was ranked #1 on Amazon for consequent 3 months and topped the import CD charts in BURRN! magazine. After their major debut in Japan with Victor Entertainment in September 2014, Gyze have released their second full-format album in Japan and in 2015 Worldwide. In late 2016 Gyze joined the collaboration project to create the soundtrack for a PS4 game ”Let It DIe” developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and released worldwide by GungHo Online. Having gained recognition among the world metalheads, Gyze released their 3rd full-length album with Universal Music Japan in March 2017. Today Gyze have released their brand new new EP 'The Rising Dragon' ( including a stunning bonus track featuring Marc Hudson of Dragonforce! ), which gives an absolutely new feel and is filled with haunting Japanese melodies. 'The Rising Dragon' is out now, grab your copy on Spotify and Amazon!
In support of Gyze's brand new release, the band will return to Europe live this summer! Make sure to catch their excellent live shows on the following dates:
11/08/18 ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
12/08/18 UK - London / Underworld
13/08/18 BE - Genk / Colosseum
14/08/18 DE - München / Backstage
17/08/18 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summerbreeze
18/08/18 DE - Essen / Turock Open Air
Says the band:-
"Awesome news! New Europe tour dates and EP digital release! Already in August we're going back to Europe bringing a new single The Rising Dragon filled with Japanese melodies and spiced with Hokkaido passion. Moreover The Rising Dragon is now online, get our new EP at Spotify, Amazon & Apple Music! Let's sing together this summer!“
Techno-Thrash French group Voight Kampff will play play at the world renowned HellFest which takes place in Clisson, France from June 22nd – 24th and will feature such megastars as Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to name but a few (over 140 bands). It’s a “not to be missed” weekend for metalheads and Voight Kampff will be strutting their stuff on Friday, the 22nd.
The group have also announced their appearance at this years Garmonbozia Festival in Renne, France. It’s the 20th anniversary of the festival and other featured bands will be Carcass, Enslaved and more. It all takes place on October 26th/27th where Voight Kampff will continue to promote their excellent new album Substance Rêve released via Sliptrick Records on April 24th.
Though Voight Kampff’s Techno-Thrash roots are still in evidence, the songs on Substance Rêve are more diverse, progressive, spanning a wider spectrum of emotions and influences from bands like Enslaved, Death, Voivod, Cynic and even King Crimson can clearly be heard throughout the record.
Buy now from: Amazon | iTunes | Shop Sliptrick
Listen to Substance Rêve on: Spotify
Voight Kampff are:
Ramon – Vocals
Gaël – Guitar
Smats LaBroque – Guitar
Z – Bass
Pyromancer – Drums
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Dubai-based death metallers Nervecell will be back to Europe this summer for a few select shows across Austria, France and Germany.
JUL 13 ESCAPE - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
JUL 14 SICK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL - SCHARNSTEIN, AUSTRIA
JUL 15 NO MAN’S LAND - VOLMERANGE-LES-MINES, FRANCE
JUL 19 ROCK N EAT - LYON, FRANCE
JUL 20 FERRAILLEUR - NANTES, FRANCE
JUL 22 LE KLUB - PARIS, FRANCE
AUG 31 BONEBREAKER FESTIVAL - KLEINWENKHEIM, GERMANY
Italian Death Metallers Mechanical God Creation are confirmed for Sanan Metal Day festival in San Antonio Bahia (Spain), taking place on July 28th! As previously announced, the festival will also see Atrexial on stage, another Alpha Omega roster band.
Get more information on Sanan Metal Day, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/613901812276856
Next Mechanical God Creation shows:
23 Giugno - Goathell metal Fest - pula Croazia
28 Luglio - Sanan Metal Day - San Antonio Ibiza
4 Agosto - Padova Metal Fest
In 2015 Mechanical God Creation toured with Septicflesh, in Russia. Check out a video footage for the song “Walking Dead”: https://youtu.be/cJo7JU46X_0
As BLOODSTOCK’s regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018’s New Blood stage this August.
Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking trio, PELUGION (www.facebook.com/pelugion), victors of the Coventry heat, who blend classic metal styles reminiscent of Diamond Head & Black Label Society, as well as Glasgow’s winners, A RITUAL SPIRIT (www.facebook.com/aritualspirit), Edinburgh-based heavy rockers whose debut album, ‘Carnival Carnivorous’ is available now.
Landing a Saturday spot are Sheffield’s winners and symphonic metal 7-piece, AONIA (www.facebook.com/aoniauk). The band feature two ‘soprano with balls’ vocalists and have been compared to Therion, Avantasia, and Nightwish. If your tastes are more on the brutal side, check out the champions of the Reading heat, crust/grind/powerviolence trio, NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS (www.facebook.com/negativethoughtprocess). Also gaining a Saturday New Blood slot are Belfast’s groove metal victors, ORACLE (www.facebook.com/oraclebandni/), whose debut EP, ‘Tales of Pythia’ is out now.
Rolling in on Sunday are Dublin top dogs, THIS PLACE HELL (www.facebook.com/ThisPlaceHell). The five piece’s ferocious metal show is renowned at home in Ireland and has been described as ‘organised chaos’! Also appearing Sunday are irreverent power metal bards, SELLSWORD (www.facebook.com/mercenarymetal) who grabbed their slot via CD application. Their debut album, ‘...And Now We Ride’ is available now. The CD applications were so good, BLOODSTOCK’s also added OBZIDIAN (www.facebook.com/ObzidianBand), purveyors of classic thrash from the home of metal in the Midlands.
Alongside the first phase of M2TM winners come some of the Jagermeister Stage bands. Expect to see THE HERETIC ORDER (www.facebook.com/thehereticorder) on Friday. The band recently signed with Massacre Records and release their second album, ‘Evil Rising’ on 22nd June. Saturday brings you a set from Belfast’s SINOSENCE (www.facebook.com/sinocence), who’ve just completed work on the third of their trilogy of EPs under the ‘No Gods, No Masters’ banner - expect Vol.3 to land this summer. Also booked for Saturday’s Jagermeister Stage are West Midlands hard rockers, VOODOO SIOUX (www.facebook.com/Voodoo-Sioux-234030206630714).
Sunday, we welcome one for the classic metal fans, Aussie rockers TRUE BELIEVER (www.facebook.com/truebelieverofficial), who describe themselves as a blend of Dio, Mastodon, Ghost, Foreigner, Alice In Chains and Deep Purple! Also appearing are black metal experimentalists, ABDUCTION (www.facebook.com/abduction616) who bring their extreme sonics to the bill and GEMMA FOX (www.facebook.com/gemmafoxmusic), frontwoman for prog metal outfit Collibus, in her solo guise.
June’s BLOODSTOCK club nights are locked down and rack up as follows. Get along to your local club for the chance to win weekend tickets and associated prizes and hear tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.
Fri 1st June - Nottingham Student Union (Tactical Assault)
Sat 2nd June - Brighton Envy (Apocalypse)
Sat 2nd June - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil’s Night)
Sat 9th June - Southampton Engine Rooms
Fri 22nd June - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 29th June - Leicester Firebug
Fri 29th June - Exeter Cavern Club
Sat 30th June - Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 30th June - Sheffield Corporation
Come join us in August! Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun. Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com. If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don’t miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June. Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we’re more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
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