Swiss Dark Metal monsters Xaon continue their exceptional 2018 with their first headlining UK tour in October. The band are set to play 6 hard and heavy shows stretching from the heart of England all the way up to Glasgow in Scotland for their final date. For these dates, the band will play in relatively small club-like venues so this will be a great chance to get up close and personal with a superb live act.
UK Fall Tour 2018:
Oct 24 | The Black Heart | London, UK
Oct 25 | The Fenton | Leeds, UK
Oct 26 | B2 Venue | Norwich, UK
Oct 27 | The Hairy Dog | Derby, UK
Oct 28 | Aatma | Manchester, UK
Oct 29 | Ivory Blacks | Glasgow, UK
Xaon’s latest release takes the band’s sound to a new sonic level, progressing from spectral ambiances to grandiose and intricate orchestrations. The album evolves from oppressing aggressiveness to majestic lamentations and due to it’s very nature, it is soberly entitled The Drift and presents the band at their electrifying best. Read more about The Drift …here
Get your copy of The Drift from: Shop Sliptrick | iTunes | & many more
Listen to the whole of The Drift on: Spotify
The Drift | Released May 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Rob – Vocals | Vinc – Guitar
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
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)
German thrash titans Kreator announce their upcoming second European tour for early 2018.
The band is still touring in support of their chart-topping album Gods Of Violence which was released in early 2017 and received raving reviews from all over the planet.
January of next year will see the band tour cities that have not been covered on the recent runs and bring along label mates Decapitated as well as Dagoba.
Commented Mille Petrozza: "Hordes! Do not miss this night of absolute aggression on our second European tour for Gods Of Violence! See you in the pit!"
Gods Of Violence smashed charts worldwide after its release on January 27 and entered the German charts on #1. It won three soundchecks (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and Legacy) and hit a total of 29(!) magazine covers in Europe!
Gods Of Violence Tour 2018
11.01.2018 FR - Lille, Splendid
12.01.2018 FR - Reims, Cartonnerie
13.01.2018 FR - Rouen, Le 106
14.01.2018 FR - Bordeaux, Le Rocher Palmer
15.01.2018 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
16.01.2018 CH - Lausanne, Docks
17.01.2018 IT - Bologna, Zona Roveri
18.01.2018 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
19.01.2018 RS - Belgrade, Hala Sportova
20.01.2018 GR - Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
21.01.2018 GR - Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy
23.01.2018 MK - Skopje, MKC
24.01.2018 BG - Sofia, Mixtape 5
25.01.2018 RO - Bucharest, Arenele Romane
26.01.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
27.01.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
28.01.2018 CZ - Prague, Meetfactory
Russian Sci-Fi Metal group Sunwalter have announced 5 dates across Europe to celebrate the release of their brand new and second album, Alien Hazard. The album will be released worldwide in all digital formats on September 15th, 2017 via Sliptrick Records. Alien Hazard will be their first full length release since their debut in 2013, Forbidden Sun.
The band are known for their heavily sci-fi influenced persona, hard, heavy, extreme sound and wilfully bizarre media releases. Expect the unexpected and keep watching the skies!
Alien Hazard | Released on September 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Sep 30, 2017 | Moscow, Russia | Album release party
Oct 06, 2017 | Reutlingen, Germany
Oct 07, 2017 | Harderwijk, Holland
Oct 13, 2017 | Olomouc, Czech Republic
Oct 15, 2017 | Warsaw, Poland
The Sunwalter project was launched in Moscow on August 31st, 2008. Originally, they were defined as melodic black metal but have since morphed to what they like to call Sci-Fi Metal with clean female and extreme male vocals, a mix of metalcore, power and modern metal all wrapped up in some truly extra-terrestrial lyrics.
Alexio – Extreme Vocals
Olga Sol – Clean Vocals
Myutel – Guitar
St.Odium – Bass
Miran – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Stone Sour is excited to announce the band’s return to the live stage, with an exclusive performance at the Rock On The Range official festival Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, OH.
An exclusive pre-sale for Rock On The Range ticket purchasers will start on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 10 at Noon EST at www.RockOnTheRange.com and via Ticketmaster. To celebrate the 11th annual ROTR, tickets will be available for only $11 + service fees.
The exclusive set will mark Stone Sour’s first show in support of Hydrograd, the brand new album coming this summer. Hydrograd, which the band just completed work on, will be the band's first studio album since the House Of Gold & Bones double album set in 2013. The band is thrilled to be storming back to the live stage with this intimate show.
The Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party will launch the weekend for America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 11th annual Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sell-out for the festival.
The unprecedented Rock On The Range music line-up includes rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each headlining one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, along with performances from The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, +LIVE+, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice & Men, and many more. The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.
Stone Sour is known as a truly incendiary live act, appearing on main stages across the world
Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Presents, and MAPFRE Stadium. The festival is supported by rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.
Pain, the unique Swedish metal project led by multi-instrumentalist and renowned producer, Peter Tägtgren, are very pleased to announce they will be playing a UK show on October 24th at The Underworld, London.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 8th July @ 11am GMT.
Tickets will be available here:
October 24th @ The Underworld, London
Pain recently announced their brand new studio album, ‘Coming Home’, which will be released on 9th September via Nuclear Blast - the follow up to 2011’s 'You Only Live Twice'. After the substantial success of Peter Tägtgren's Lindemann project with Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, Peter retreated – taking some time to write another shrewd industrial metal statement.
The artwork for ‘Coming Home’ was created by Stuttgart artist Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica) - whose artwork is famed for its symbiosis of fantasy, reality and insanity.
"I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again... And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spun away thereafter... Musically, the album is a development of where Pain and Lindemann ended at - more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums..."
So speaks Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind PAIN, Sweden's finest industrial metal export. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans Hypocrisy, and now PAIN – or shaping their sounds – as he has done with Celtic Frost, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Immortal amongst others. It’s a calling that has made him one of Europe's most highly respected musicians and producers.
Pain started life as a hobby for Peter Tägtgren, whose concept was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences. It all began with the release of a self-titled debut in 1997, and since then Pain have released six more albums and a DVD. ‘Coming Home’ will be their eighth studio album release.
Finnish Industrial / Gothic Metallers Electric Deathbeat - who just recently co-headlined Raunchy‘s “The Singularity Tour” in Europe - are confirmed as direct support for Amaranthe's show on September 30th at Clubzal in St. Petersburg.
Electric Deathbeat hail from Northern Finland and was formed in 2011 by vocalist J.V., born as a one-man project, as years passed by, it was time to unleash the machine with full force, having today 4 versatile band members. Their debut album “Dead Echo Paranoia” was released worldwide in July 2015. The band is currently working on their new effort. Stream "Boogie Woogie" here
Electric Deathbeat are:
J.V – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synths & programming
A.V – bass guitar
J.E.H. – guitar
J.T.H. – drums, guitar
Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are very pleased to announce they will be playing an intimate Bloodstock warm-up show at the Concorde 2, Brighton on August 12th.This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival; Bloodstock Festival, on August 13th where they will be playing the main stage alongside the likes of Gojira, Mastodon & Paradise Lost.
You can purchase tickets for Fear Factory’s intimate Brighton show here:
Fear Factory @ Concorde 2, Brighton – August 12th
Fear Factory are still celebrating the release of critically acclaimed 9th studio album, ‘Genexus’, which was released in August 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber) with mixing handled by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). It is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis, the concrete-breaking staccato riffs that open the record with 'Autonomous Combat System' to the soaring melodies of 'Dielectric' to the album’s elegiacal closer, 'Expiration Date.'
It is an unforgiving and unforgettable statement from a band that has long pushed the boundaries of extreme music.
Bloodstock Open Air is excited to announce another batch of bands for August’s event at Catton Park!
Regrouped Brit industrial metallers, Kill II This joins the main stage for a Saturday slot. Frontman, Mark Mynett says “Bloodstock is one of the finest metal festivals there is; this year’s stunning line up says it all! So we are both delighted and honoured to be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage.” Check out their video for ‘The Universe In A Nutshell’ here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNgEf8I7jU.
Stepping into Friday’s special guest slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage are Norway’s black jazzsters, Shining. Singer Jørgen Munkeby comments, “Last time we played at Bloodstock was one of the best and most exciting shows we’ve ever done. We’re so much looking forward to be back at the UK’s best metal festival again!” Remind yourself of their sound with the video for ‘The Last Stand’; https://youtu.be/7tNODbdyJaw
Also landing Friday slots on the Sophie stage are Brit crust / grindcore monsters, Foetal Juice and British apocalyptic metal crew, Anti Clone. Tunisian symphonic prog metallers, Myrath play the Sophie stage on Saturday, as do French avant-garde extremists, Misanthrope. Lastly, stepping into a Sunday Sophie slot are US progressive thrash beasts, Vektor.
The second wave of Bloodstock club nights kicks off in June. Get along to one of the following local events for a chance to win Bloodstock weekend tickets and Bloodstock-related giveaways. Check with your local club for further details in case of changes and expect the unexpected! Events for June and July stack up as follows:
Wed 1st June - Nottingham - Bodega
Thu 2nd June - Bury - Blind Tiger
Sat 4th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
Thu 9th June - Manchester Rebellion Bar
Sat 18th June - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13 (Rawkus)
Fri 24th June - Middlesbrough - SUMO
Fri 24th June - Reading - Face Bar
Fri 24th June - London Elektrowerkz
Fri 24th June - Glasgow - Cathouse
Fri 24th June - Ipswich - The Cock and Pye
Sat 25th June - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 25th June - Sheffield - Corporation
Thu 30th June - Exeter - Timepiece
Fri 1st July - Leicester - Firebug
Sat 2nd July - Doncaster - The Vintage Rock Bar
Sat 2nd July - Brighton - Envy
Sat 2nd July - Coventry - The Phoenix
Sat 2nd July - Stoke-on-Trent - Bunker 13
Fri 8th July - London - Electric Ballroom
Thu 14th July - Winsford - De Bees
Sat 16th July - Birmingham - The Asylum
Sat 23rd July - Burnley - Sanctuary Rock Bar
Thu 28th July - Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 30th July - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Sat 30th July - Sheffield - Corporation
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Bloodstock’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @Bloodstockfest.
In less than two weeks, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, Fear Factory, will kick off their US headlining tour which will see the band perform its classic second album "Demanufacture" in its entirety. The trek will commence on March 21st and run through May 7th with support provided by Swedish metal unit, Soilwork.
For Dino Cazares the "album sounds not one day older today than it did in 1995," going on to admit that for him it is "a metal classic for the ages and I'm excited that we are finally going to be able to perform it live in its entirety and songs from Genexus. Play fearlessly."
Burton C. Bell is "looking forward to the upcoming tour where Fear Factory will be performing "Demanufacture" in full for the first time since we released it in 1995. We have some good friends joining us for everyone's enjoyment. Please come and support the bands that tour hard, and play harder!"
Fear Factory w/ Soilwork:
3/21/2016 The Juggernaut - Gallup, NM (No Soilwork)
3/22/2016 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM (No Soilwork)
3/24/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/25/2016 Trees - Dallas, TX
3/26/2016 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
3/28/2016 House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
3/29/2016 Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
3/30/2016 Warehouse Live - Clarksville, TN
4/01/2016 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
4/02/2016 Rock Shop - Fayetteville, NC
4/03/2016 Norva - Norfolk, VA
4/05/2016 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
4/06/2016 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
4/08/2016 Reverb - Reading, PA
4/09/2016 Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/10/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
4/12/2016 Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA
4/14/2016 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
4/1/52016 Machine Shop - Flint, MI
4/16/2016 Piere's Entertainment Center - Fort Wayne, IN
4/17/2016 Big Shots - Valparaiso, IN
4/19/2016 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
4/20/2016 Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI
4/21/2016 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/22/2016 Pop's - Sauget, IL
4/23/2016 Aftershock - Merriam, KS
4/24/2016 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/26/2016 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
4/27/2016 Hitt Event Center - Idaho Falls, ID
4/29/2016 Revolution Concert House - Boise, ID
4/30/2016 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
5/01/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
5/03/2016 Slims - San Francisco, CA
5/04/2016 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
5/05/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
5/06/2016 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
5/07/2016 Fonda - Theatre Los Angeles, CA
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