South Korean Symphonic Metallers Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy announce rescheduled dates with Fleshgod Apocalypse
South Korean symphonic metal group Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy have announced the new dates supporting the excellent Italian band Fleshgod Apocalypse on the first leg of their huge European tour in 2021. The band will be appearing on all the dates from 30.09.21 to 11.10.21 which takes in Germany, France, England, Spain and Portugal. There are not many chances to catch Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy live in Europe so although these dates are a way off, be sure to note it in your dark and gothic calendars. Also appearing on these shows will be Canadian death metal group Ex Deo. This is a line-up not to be missed!
The Lord Ov Shadows, the most recent album from Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy, won “Best Metal Album of The Year” at the 2019 Korean Music Awards.
The Lord Ov Shadows comprises of over 46 minutes of outstanding relentlessness and doom, an absolute must for lovers of the genre. Classical gothic music is the primary essence of Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy, with anguished vocals and brooding instruments performing chapters and poems which evoke nothingness and wholeness, darkness and daylight, beauty and ugliness! Read more about The Lord Ov Shadows …here
Available now from: Shop Sliptrick | Spotify | Apple Music | & other major stores
The Lord Ov Shadows | Released on January 22nd, 2019 via Sliptrick Records
Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy are:
Material Pneuma – Vocals
Gash – Guitars
Senyt – Guitars
Reverof – Bass
Confyverse – Drums
Genie – Keyboards
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
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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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
Portuguese dark metal pioneers, Moonspell, will embark on an extensive European Tour with Rotting Christ this Fall. Starting on October 24th in Hamburg, Germany, this finest metal package will travel two months literally all over Europe, including dates in the UK, Spain, Turkey, Scandinavia and many more!
Just recently, Moonspell proudly announced to re-release their path-breaking Sin/Pecado and 2econd Skin records on December 13rd 2019 with Napalm Records. Especially Sin/Pecado, originally released back in 1998, became a great divider of the Moonspell wolfpack, showcasing the band's diverse talent, skills and signs of a rebellion in within vampire and wolves themes. A diversity the band will be also representing live on stage, when they will not only perform songs of their latest, Portuguese album 1755, but also timeless classics of their entire band history – from records such as Sin/Pecado, the unforgettable Irreligious, Wolfheart, Night Eternal or the critically acclaimed Extinct – no matter what's your favourite Moonspell era, on this run you will definitely come at your expense!
States Moonspell vocalist, Fernando Ribeiro:-
“The question in the air for Moonspell and Rotting Christ is: how will you guys pull this one out? We concede that we have embraced a quite epic trek of more than fifty cities to take in just one breath from the 24th of October all the way to December 15th. There’s only one way to answer your question: to grab a ticket and show up in one of our shows. The tickets are running low in some dates, some are sold out, and yes besides 1755 we will represent the classics and a couple of Sin/Pecado songs live to celebrate its reissue via Napalm Records in December. Europa under the spell!!!“
Make sure to catch this unholy tour pack of MOONSPELL & ROTTING CHRIST, live at the following dates:
24.10.2019 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
25.10.2019 DE - Bochum / Matrix
26.10.2019 NL - Hengelo / Metropool
27.10.2019 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
28.10.2019 FR - Nancy / L'Autre Canal
29.10.2019 UK - London / Islington Assembly Hall
30.10.2019 BE - Antwerp / Trix
31.10.2019 FR - Rennes / L'Etage
01.11.2019 FR - Paris / La Machine du Moulin Rouge
02.11.2019 FR - Toulouse / Metronum
03.11.2019 ES - Madrid / Mon
07.11.2019 ES - Murcia / Garaje
08.11.2019 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
09.11.2019 FR - Bourg-en-Bresse / La Tannerie
10.11.2019 IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
11.11.2019 IT - Bologna / Estragon
15.11.2019 TR - Istanbul / If Performance Hall
16.11.2019 RO - Bukarest / Quantic Club
17.11.2019 BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
18.11.2019 HR - Zagreb / Mochvara
19.11.2019 AT - Graz / Dom im Berg
20.11.2019 SK - Bratislava / Majestic Club
21.11.2019 AT - Vienna / Simm City
22.11.2019 HU - Budapest / A 38
23.11.2019 CZ - Zlin / Winter MOR - Euronics Sports Hall
24.11.2019 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
25.11.2019 PL - Warszaw / Progresja
26.11.2019 PL - Gdansk / B90
27.11.2019 LV - Riga / Melna Piektdiena
28.11.2019 EE - Tallinn / Tapper
29.11.2019 FI - Helsinki / Tavastia *SOLD OUT
30.11.2019 FI - Tampere / Klubi *SOLD OUT
01.12.2019 FI - Turku / Apollo
03.12.2019 SE - Stockholm / Slaktkyrkan
04.12.2019 NO - Oslo / Parkteatret
05.12.2019 DK - Kolding / Godset
06.12.2019 DK - Roskilde / Gimle
07.12.2019 DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
08.12.2019 DE - Hanover / Musikzentrum
09.12.2019 DE - Mannheim / MS Connexion Complex
10.12.2019 LU - Esch Alzette / Kluturfabrik
11.12.2019 CH - Geneve / PTR
12.12.2019 CH - Pratteln / Z7
13.12.2019 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
14.12.2019 DE - Würzburg / Posthalle
15.12.2019 DE - Munich / Backstage
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
Next month, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast will unleash their fifth studio album 'No More Hollywood Endings', on March 22, 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. Their new tracks will also be presented live on the world's stages. Kicking off in their home country (with one show already sold out!), the route will lead the group all across Europe in April & May. Watch the brand new tour trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSB62di6iPs
Battle Beast - 'No More Hollywood Endings European Tour 2019' w/ Cyhra, Arion, Tyrantti
22.03. FIN Helsinki - Black Box
23.03. FIN Turku - Logomo
29.03. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone *SOLD OUT*
30.03. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria
w/ ARION - Presented by Metal Hammer, EMP, metal.de, Rock It!, piranha, Start
02.04. D Bielefeld - Forum
03.04. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
04.04. PL Warsaw - Proxima
05.04. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
07.04. PL Poznan - u Bazyla
08.04. D Berlin - Lido
10.04. D Bochum - Zeche
11.04. D Saarbrücken - Garage
12.04. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
13.04. D Mannheim - Delta Metal Meeting
14.04. A Vienna - Szene
16.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
17.04. I Milan - Legend Club
18.04. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
19.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
20.04. E Madrid - But
21.04. E Sevilla - Custom
23.04. P Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
25.04. E Bilbao - Santana 27
26.04. F Toulouse - Le Connexion
27.04. F Clermont-Ferrand - La Coopérative de Mai
28.04. F Paris - Le Trabendo
30.04. UK London - The Dome
01.05. NL Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
03.05. D Munich - Backstage
04.05. D Stuttgart -Im Wizemann
05.05. B Vosselaar - Biebob
07.05. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
08.05. D Hamburg - Markthalle
09.05. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
10.05. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
11.05. S Stockholm - Klubben
12.05. N Oslo - Parkteatret
DragonForce´s Fred Leclercq and Joey Jordison of Vimic (former drummer and co-founding member of Slipknot), who just released the brand new and critically acclaimed album 'Repulsion For Humanity' by all-star death metal band Sinsaenum on August 10th 2018 with Ear Music, are about to kick off for an extensive European tour this September! Starting on September 28th with shows in France, continuing their run all over Germany, Poland, Italy, Scandinavia, BeNeLux and many more European hot spots with a final show in Helsinki a month later, the band will be joined by very special guests Hatesphere.
When you hear about artist side projects or self-styled “all-star bands”, you usually cannot help but roll your eyes at the audacity of the creators. However, when it comes to the extreme metal beast that is Sinsaenum, open your mind and ears and forget your preconceptions! Whilst they may draw their sonic power from renowned names, these are first and foremost friends joining forces as the most logical thing to do. Sinsaenum is a solidly bonded band of like-minded great musicians featuring Joey Jordison, DragonForce's Fred Leclercq, Attila Csihar from Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem and drone masters SunnO))) (who has been featured on the band's highly acclaimed debut album 'Echoes Of The Tortured`'), Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans Dååth and Chimaira, Stéphane Buriez of French death metal veterans Loudblast as well as Heimoth, mastermind of eclectic extremists Seth.
“I’ve been a death metal fan ever since and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it’s something I always wanted to do,” says multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso bass player of London-based Power Metallers DragonForce Fred Leclercq, who sticks to the guitar on this venture. “There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.”
The end result of this mighty fusion is the second successfully released album titled 'Repulsion For Humanity', featuring some head-splitting riffs, challenging rhythms and structures, but at once such an infectious record created by one of the most influencing and incredibly versatile musicians the metal scene has to offer.
It's been just a matter of time to finally bring this exciting band project live on stage:-
"We are really excited about this upcoming tour in the fall and we looking forward to finally being able to meet our fans. To embark on this run with HateSphere is an honour and a great motivation to outdo ourselves every night! Those of you who have already seen us with our other bands know what we are capable of; all these energies combined will be something unique you dont want to miss! See you all very soon!“ - Joey, Steph, Heimoth, Sean, Fred.
Check out this promising teaser in support of the band's upcoming 'Repulsion For Humanity Tour 2018' right HERE!
Make sure to catch this unique all-star death metal group of Sinsaenum live on the following dates, presented by Dragon Productions with very special guests Hatesphere:-
28.09.18 FR St. Brieuc / La Citrouille, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
29.09.18 FR Paris / Flow, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
30.09.18 FR Reims / La Cartonnerie, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
01.10.18 LUX Esch Sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
03.10.18 DE Hamburg / Knust, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
04.10.18 DE Hannover / Musikzentrum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
05.10.18 DE Berlin / Lido, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
06.10.18 PL Warsaw / Proxima, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
07.10.18 CZ Prag / Futurum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
09.10.18 DE München / Backstage, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
10.10.18 HU Budapest / Dürer Kert, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
11.10.18 AT Wien / Szene, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
12.10.18 CH Zug / Galvanik, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
13.10.18 IT Milano / Legend, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
14.10.18 FR St. Étienne / Le Fil, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
16.10.18 FR Colmar / Grillen, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
17.10.18 DE Stuttgart / ClubCANN, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
18.10.18 BE Vosselaar / Biebob, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
19.10.18 UK London / The Dome, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
20.10.18 NL Amstelveen / P60, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
21.10.18 DK Kopenhagen / Vega, with HateSphere
22.10.18 SE Göteborg / Sticky Fingers, with HateSphere
23.10.18 NO Oslo / Parkteateret, with HateSphere
24.10.18 SE Stockholm / Klubben, with HateSphere
26.10.18 FI Turku / Apollo, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
27.10.18 FI Tampere / Olympia, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
28.10.18 FI Helsinki / On The Rocks, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
Exclusive V.I.P tickets are now available under the following link:
More upcoming Sinsaenum Live Dates:
29.10.18 RUS St. Petersburg
30.10.18 RUS Moscow
01.11.18 TW Taipei / The Wall
02/11/18 CN Hong Kong / TTN
03/11/18 PHL Manila /tba
04/11/18 THA Bangkok /Hollywood Awards
06.11.18 JP Tokyo Club Quattro, with Sigh
08.11.18 AUS Sydney / Factory Theatre, with Bulletbelt, Heathenspawn & Tamerlan Empire
10.11.18 AUS Melbourne / Max Watt's, with Bulletbelt, Scaphis & Requiem
11.11.18 NZ Wellington Valhalla, with BulletBelt
13.11.18 NZ Auckland Whammy Bar, with BulletBelt
Carach Angren have announced new live dates in support of their latest release 'Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten' this summer. The Dutch horror fanatics are scheduled to perform several festival and headlining shows. See below for all currently confirmed dates including festival performances.
Carach Angren comment:-
"The coming months we will make you dance and laugh amongst the rotten as we are haunting many festivals across Europe. After an incredible European tour earlier this year, we can't wait to get out there and summon our new stage presence for all of you!"
CARACH ANGREN festivals
04 May 18 Paola (MT) Sin Fest 2018
09 Jun 18 Würzburg (DE) Skaldenfest
22 Jun 18 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting 2018
23 Jun 18 Halden (NO) Tons of Rock 2018
06 Jul 18 Bucarest (RO) Headbangers Meeting 2018
04 Aug 18 Tampere (FI) Festival Saarihelvetti
11 Aug 18 Vagos (PT) Vagos Metal Fest 2018
CARACH ANGREN live
14 Sep 18 Moscow (RU) Zil Arena
15 Sep 18 Saint Petersburg (RU) Mod Club
21 Sep 18 Athens (GR) Kyttaro Live
22 Sep 18 Thessaloniki (GR) Eight ball Live Stage
Carach Angren will be playing in support of their latest release 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten'.
Pioneers of Ukrainian Pagan Black metal Paganland set to play on Infinite Agony Ritual 3!
Infinite Agony Ritual 3 fest will take place on May 4th and 5th (2018) in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, featuring bands from Ukraine, Lithuania, Finland, Poland and Estonia!
Paganland recently performed XX anniversary show within West Ukrainian Division Act III. Full show available here: https://youtu.be/AxO3zhlOd_s
Infinite Agony Ritual 3:
PAGANLAND was founded in 1997 by Ruen and Bilozor in Lviv – one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, whose developed traditions incorporated the European cultural spirit of the last millennium, and every stone breathes with centuries-old history of decline and revival, wars and temporary rest.
The natural mysticism hidden in the Carpathians’ greatness, the dense woods and pure mountain sources could not but affect musicians with Pagan outlook, therefore their debut demo "Gods of Golden Circle" (1999) and the demo "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (2008) one way or another had been nearly related to Pagan Metal.
The line-up’s changes, routine of rehearsals, hardships of concert activity caused the group’s breakup in 2005, but three years later the group revived and in 2011 recorded the first full-length album "Wind Of Freedom", having resumed their concert activity. This album was released in 2013 by Svarga Music. One year later band records a second album called "Fatherland" which is dedicated to all Patriots of Ukraine fighting against Russian aggression.
PAGANLAND is a group of persons holding the same views, who respect and love their native land, their nation, their language and who are convinced that the Ukraine is the cradle of all Slavonic people with improbably interesting history forgotten and distorted for the last ten centuries. Megaliths and petroglyphs of Kamennaya Mogila (the Stone Grave), the sanctuary-observatory of Khortytsia, the ancient observatory of Mavrinsky Maidan, the mysterious zone of Suppert… The runes of "Veles’ Book" and runic manuscripts from the library of Anna Yaroslavna (Queen of France and Princess of Ukraine)… Secret knowledge of molfars and volkhves… How many of the people worldwide at least simply heard about all of this?
The group members try to express their love of the native land, the nature in their lyrics and music, as well as draw attention of their listeners to the fact that not only money and lie rule the world in the period of the Epoch of Pisces. The human can and has to stand up for the truth, and the truth of life had been established long ago by our ancestors. All meaning of the group’s creative activity is the tribute to our land, our ancient culture, our history.
There are your standard heavy metal festivals – and there is 70000TONS OF METAL. Just imagine: You’ve just returned from a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after spending hours enjoying the sun and white sand on a wonderful Caribbean beach. Feeling the warm wind blowing in your face, you are now sitting in a hot tub on a giant cruise ship, up close to a large stage, headbanging to your favourite band. You are watching from one of six whirlpools with a direct view of the stage on the pool deck, which is the biggest open air stage structure to sail the seas. It’s loud. It’s full of metalheads from all over the world. Sounds perfect? Well, it is ......
It’s been more than a week now since most fans have returned home from a more than successful 70000TONS OF METAL 2018 - round 8, more than a few of them still suffering from a serious case of PCD (post cruise depression) following four incredible days on board the Independence Of The Seas. More than 3,000 metalheads boarded the ship together with 61 bands, each of which was going to perform at least two shows (124 shows on 4 stages in total) during this unique event at sea. Some fans spent the shore day in Turks and Caicos with their favourite band during one of the various artist-led shore excursions. Picture yourself swimming with Meshuggah in the awe inspiring presence of majestic stingrays, or snorkeling with Aborted and Exhumed by your side to make you feel safe. Wolves on a safari? Sure, go on a coast-to-coast island tour with Wolfchant!
On top came the one of a kind All-Star performance “Jamming With Waters in International Waters” featuring members e.g. from Kreator, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Destruction, Sonata Arctica, Meshuggah, Enslaved, Primal Fear, Dark Tranquility, Voivod, Seven Spires and many more, playing all time heavy metal and hard rock classics together on stage for the first time ever.
And there was another premiere, a record rather, that no one expected to be broken after last year’s peak of 74 different nationalities represented on board: 2018 beat 2017 by one more nation and proved once again that 70000TONS OF METAL is the most global cruise, uniting 75 nations on board this year. Germany, USA and Canada were among the top five of the most represented nations aboard. The youngest sailor was only 1 year old, the oldest turned 79 on the ship.
Coming up: Round 9
So watch out, Sailors: After the cruise is before the cruise. Fans can already look forward to round 9 of 70000TONS OF METAL, THE original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sailing from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti and back, January 31 – February 4, 2019.
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