Sólstafir have added more dates to their already announced European tour in support of their latest release 'Berdreyminn' this December. Their massive road-trip will kick off at Poland's B90 in Gdansk on November 20, and run through 17 more countries before the final curtain falls at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd of December.
18 Aug 18 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air
11 May 19 Vienna (AT) Vienna Metal meeting
29 Aug 18 Perth (AU) Rosemount Hotel
30 Aug 18 Sydney (AU) Factory Theatre
31 Aug 18 Brisbane (AU) The Zoo
01 Sep 18 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
20 Nov 18 Gdansk (PL) B90
21 Nov 18 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
22 Nov 18 Vilnius (LT) Loftas
23 Nov 18 Riga (LV) Melna Vilnius
24 Nov 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
29 Nov 18 Gothenburg (SE) Sticky Fingers
30 Nov 18 Oslo (NO) Vulkan Arena
01 Dec 18 Copenhagen (DK) Lille Vega
02 Dec 18 Leipzig (DE) Taubchenthal
03 Dec 18 Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizeman
04 Dec 18 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
05 Dec 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
06 Dec 18 Biarritz (FR) Atabal
07 Dec 18 Madrid (ES) Madrid Is The Dark Festival
08 Dec 18 Lisbon (PT) Under The Doom
09 Dec 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Dec 18 Cognac (FR) West Rock
12 Dec 18 Audincourt (FR) Le Moloco
13 Dec 18 Lille (FR) Aeronef
14 Dec 18 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting
15 Dec 18 Istanbul (TR) Garajistanbul
16 Dec 18 Athens (GR) Fuzz Club
17 Dec 18 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
18 Dec 18 Birmingham (UK) Hare & Hounds
19 Dec 18 Manchester (UK) Deaf Institute
20 Dec 18 Glasgow (UK) Classic Grand
21 Dec 18 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
22 Dec 18 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge
The band will be touring in support of the Icelander's latest album, 'Berdreyminn' which is streaming in full here.
Hamburg-based Sludge & Stoner Metal band High Fighter, who just recently announced to return to the UK this summer with support from special guests Tuskar and My Diablo, have added a bunch of new dates around their UK summer run! Beside gigs at Bolton's Riff Fest and more UK cities, High Fighter added some upcoming shows in France as well as Luxembourg.
It's been three years since the band toured the United Kingdom while on their first European tour ever back in early 2015. This August, High Fighter will bring their latest record 'Scars & Crosses' as well as some brand new material live on stage. It will be one of the last tours High Fighter are going to play this year and before they will release their second full length album in early 2019. If you're looking for a highly polished band then look elsewhere as High Fighter play mean and dirty Blues, Stoner, Doom & Sludgy riffs to fuel your appetite with, make sure to catch them live on the following dates this year:
23.08.18 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
24.08.18 UK - Bournemouth / The Anvil
25.08.18 UK - Bolton / Riff Fest
26.08.18 UK - Edinburgh / Bannerman's
27.08.18 UK - Bristol / The Old England
28.08.18 UK - Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
29.08.18 UK - London / The Devonshire Arms
30.08.18 FR - Lille / Bobble Café
31.08.18 FR - Paris / Rigoletto
01.09.18 LUX - Belval / Mix n Kawa
More upcoming HIGH FIGHTER dates:
14.09.18 DE - Hannover / Subkultur
20.10.18 DE - München / Keep It Low Festival
Born in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs! Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals and High Fighter offer something new to the Sludge, Stoner, Doom & Metal Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Sonic Blast, Up In Smoke and many more, as well as several gigs with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork, The Midnight Ghost Train and Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full length album 'Scars & Crosses' in June 2016 with Svart Records. The band's second studio album will see the light of day in early 2019.
High Fighter are:
Mona Miluski – Vocals
Christian Pappas – Guitar
Ingwer Boysen – Guitar
Constantin Wüst – Bass
Thomas Wildelau – Drums / Backing Vocals
Australian prog metal masters Ne Obliviscaris have announced a European tour with Ihsahn and Astrosaur. The tour kicks off on October 29 in Sweden and will end on November 11, in Hungary. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Ne Obliviscaris comment:
"Ihsahn, from arguably the most well known black metal band in history, Emperor, has given us the opportunity to share his European tour in support his latest solo release, the brilliant, “Ámr”. We’ve all been fans of Ihsahn’s work for many years now and to support such an iconic artist we’ve looked up to is an honour and will certainly be a defining moment in not only our careers, but also our lives. Opening will be instrumental Norwegians, Astrosaur. If you want prog, melody, metal, and history, be there."
'Urn' is streaming in full at the link below.
With IHSAHN and ASTROSAUR
29 Oct 18 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
30 Oct 18 Copenhagen (DK) Lille Vega
31 Oct 18 Hamburg (DE) Logo
01 Nov 18 Köln (DE) Luxor
03 Nov 18 Leeds (UK) Damnation
04 Nov 18 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
05 Nov 18 Paris (FR) La Machine
06 Nov 18 Esch (LU) Kulturfabrik
07 Nov 18 Milan (IT) Santeria Social Club
09 Nov 18 Vienna (AT) Szene
10 Nov 18 Prague (CZ) Palac Akropolis
11 Nov 18 Budapest (HU) A38
NE OBLIVISCARIS will be touring in support of their new release 'Urn'.
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.
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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
Icelandic black metal sensation Auðn have announced a co-headlining tour with French label mates The Great Old Ones in November 2018. The tour will start in Switzerland, and continues through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK and has the final date in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
"It is great to finally break the news of our return to the mainland with our friends in The Great Old Ones whom we toured with last December supporting Gaahls Wyrd. Following the success of our previous collaboration it was only a matter of time before the two bands would join forces again, Europe get ready!"
AUÐN With THE GREAT OLD ONES
02 Nov 18 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
03 Nov 18 Munich (DE) Fall of Man
04 Nov 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumann's @Felsenkeller
05 Nov 18 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
07 Nov 18 Berlin (DE) Nuke
09 Nov 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
10 Nov 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
11 Nov 18 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
13 Nov 18 Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
14 Nov 18 London (UK) The Boston Music Room
15 Nov 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
16 Nov 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
17 Nov 18 Nottingham (UK) Angel Microbrewery
18 Nov 18 Oignies (FR) Tyrant Fest
AUÐN will perform live in support of their latest highly acclaimed full-length, 'Farvegir Fyrndar', which has hit the stores in November 2017.
The pioneers of German Rock (Neue Deutsche Harte) Oomph! have just announced the dates for their upcoming European tour in support of their new studio album which will be released on January 18th 2019 via Napalm Records.
Oomph! comments on the recently unveiled signing with Napalm Records:
"We’re looking forward to release our thirteenth studio album together with Napalm Records on January 18th, 2019! This time at the same time in quite a lot of countries in the world, even in countries, where it was difficult for our fans to get our CDs immediately. At the moment we are still working on recording the last guitar riffs in our studio and have started to mix the album in parallel. One thing we can tell you: it's going to be very hard and dark!”
Oomph! will take the road again in 2019 with a series of headliner appearances on a full European Tour in March all over Europe. The tour starts off in Germany and stops in the Netherlands, France, Spain, the UK, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Don’t miss your chance to see the band live and get your tickets now:
01.03.19 DE – Hannover / Capitol
02.03.19 DE – Berlin / Astra
03.03.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
05.03.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche
06.03.19 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
08.03.19 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
09.03.19 DE – München / Backstage Werk
10.03.19 DE – Dresden / Kraftwerk Mitte
12.03.19 DE – Leipzig / Täubchenthal
13.03.19 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
15.03.19 DE – Köln / Live Music Hall
16.03.19 NL – Drachten / Iduna (ticket link coming soon!)
17.03.19 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
19.03.19 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington
20.03.19 FR – Paris / La Machine
22.03.19 ES – Madrid / Sala Mon
23.03.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
24.03.19 FR – Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
26.03.19 CH – Solothurn / Kofmehl
28.03.19 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad-Sohm
29.03.19 CZ – Praha / Nová Chmelnice
30.03.19 PL – Warszawa / Dark Electro Festival
CRAP - Guitar, Keyboards
DERO - Vocals, Drums
FLUX - Guitar, Sampling
Silvestri - Drums (Live)
Hagen - Bass (Live)
Felix - Keyboards (Live)
Okusa - Percussion (Live)
Following the announcement of the arrival of new vocalist Matt James (ex-Wild Lies) and fresh from their UK tour with Savage Messiah, breaking UK metallers The Raven Age have confirmed they will be supporting heavy-weights Killswitch Engage on their European tour this summer, which kicks off next month in Sweden.
In addition to a number of dates already announced with legends Iron Maiden, The Raven Age will also be joining Shinedown for a show in Germany on June 6th, Tremonti for a date in Holland on June 26thand will being playing main stage slots at this year’s Graspop, Hellfest and Volt Festivals, amongst others.
Their relentless touring schedule only builds on their already impressive portfolio of over 250 live shows played worldwide, which includes their first European headline run, support slots with acts including Anthrax, Gojira, Mastodon and Ghost, as well as appearances at Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download UK.
The band, formed of new addition Matt James (vocals), guitarists George Harris and Tony Maue, bassist Matt Cox and drummer Jai Patel, have been tipped as “the UK’s next brightest metal hope” by Metal Hammer and were Planet Rock’s ‘Best New Band’ award winners in 2017, following the release of their debut album Darkness Will Rise. They’ve now just released their first taste of new music with frontman Matt, with the new single ‘Surrogate’ - WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
They are now set to continue their global rise at the forefront of a new wave of British metal acts with a second album in the works and the US in their sights.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Thur 31st – Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden (w/Killswitch Engage)
Sat 2nd – Olso Rockefeller, Norway (w/Killswitch Engage)
Sun 3rd – Tronhelm Rocks, Dahis Arena, Norway (W/ Iron Maiden)
Wed 6th – Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany (w/ Shinedown)
Thu 7th - Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival (w/ Iron Maiden)
Sat 9th - Munich Rockavaria, Germany (w/ Iron Maiden)
Sun 10th - Hannover Expo Plaza, Germany (w/ Iron Maiden)
Mon 11th - Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany (w/ Killswitch Engage)
Thu 14th - Krakow Kwadrat, Poland (w/ Killswitch Engage)
Sat 16th - Budapest Akvarium, Hungary (w/ Killswitch Engage)
Sun 17th - Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria (w/ Iron Maiden)
Tue 19th - Warsaw Proxima, Poland (w/ Killswitch Engage)
Wed 20th - Prague Letnany Airport, Czech Republic (Iron Maiden)
Fri 22nd - Dessel GMM, Belgium
Sun 24th – Clisson Hellfest, France
Mon 25th – Luxembourg Den Atelier (w/ Killswitch Engage)
Tue 26th – Zwolle Hedon, Holland (w/ Tremonti)
Thu 28th – Sopron Volt Festival, Hungary
Sat 30th – Freiburg Messegelaende, Germany (w/ Iron Maiden)
Thu 5th - Paris AccorsHotel Arena, France (w/ Iron Maiden)
Fri 6th - Paris AccorsHotel Arena, France (w/ Iron Maiden)
Mon 9th - Milan Ippodromo San Siro, Italy (w/ Iron Maiden)
Thu 12th - Resurrection Festival, Spain
Fri 13th - Lisbon Altice Arena, Portugal (w/ Iron Maiden)
Tue 17th - Trieste Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, Italy (w/ Iron Maiden)
Fri 20th - Athens Rockwave Festival, Greece (w/ Iron Maiden)
Sun 22nd - Plovdiv Hills of Rock, Bulgaria
Wed 1st – Dublin Academy, Ireland (w/ Killswitch Engage)
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.
Tokyo based “Samurais from Hell”, Survive, will join Venom Inc + Suffocation on "Blood Stained Earth Tour 2018" in Europe, kicking off on March 9th in Bristol (UK). Other support will come from Brazilian thrashers Nervosa and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers Aeternam. Further details can be found below.
BLOOD STAINED EARTH TOUR 2018
VENOM INC + SUFFOCATION + NERVOSA + AETERNAM + SURVIVE
3.9.Fri - Bristol (UK) “Bierkeller”
3.10.Sat- Manchester (UK) “Rebellion”
3.11.Sun - Glasgow (UK) “Audio”
3.12.Mon - Birmingham (UK) “Asylum” -
3.13.Tue - London (UK) “Islington Academy”
3.14.Wed - Opwijk (BEL) “Nosta”
3.15Thu - Paris (FRA) “Petit Bain”
3.16Fri - Eindhoven (NLD) “Dynamo”
3.17.Sat - Hamburg (GER) “Kultur Palast”
3.18.Sun - Aarhus (DEN) “Voxhall”
3.19.Mon - Copenhagen (DEN) “Pumpehuset”
3.20.Tue - Mannheim (GER) “MS Connexion”
3.21.Wed - Ingolstadt (GER) “Eventhalle Westpark”
3.22.Thu - Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
3.23.Fri - Bologna (ITA) “Zona Roveri”
3.24.Sat - Graz (AUT) “Xplosiv”
3.25.Sun - Budapest (HUN) “Barba Negra”
3.26.Mon - Cluj Napoca (ROM) “Form Space”
3.27.Tue - Vienna (AUT) “Viper Room”
3.28.Wed - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
3.29Thu - Prague (CZE) “Futurum”
3.30.Fri - Dresden (Ger) “Eventwerk”
3.31.Sat - Katowice (Pol) “MegaClub”
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