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)
Serbian Black Metal spearheads The Stone will embark on tour in only a few days. Planned are a number of dates in Europe alongside Sweden's IXXI and Czech Republic's Inferno. Additionally, there will be a local support band for any of the shows. The Stone will play the tour in order to introduce the new material of their album "Teatar Apsurda" (released in December 2017) live as well. The Stone's 7th studio album was highly praised by both fans and press worldwide.
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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.
Bloodstock are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up.
German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner! With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro's current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if you’re not clued up on the Metal Queen. Get a taster of what she does best with this live cut of ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ from Wacken - https://youtu.be/VOPRAID_4UA.
WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy join Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage line-up. Currently rampaging across Europe, the Century Media outfit dropped their seventh album ‘Judas’ last month and have racked up more than 10 million views of the title track’s video. Check it out at: https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg.
Swedish death metal outfit, Bloodbath will lay waste to the main stage on Friday. Guitarist Anders Nyström admits that “After eight years, our time has come to put the blood back in Bloodstock!” Not familiar with this supergroup featuring members of Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Opeth? Investigate their video for ‘Church of Vestitas’, taken from 2014’s ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ opus at https://youtu.be/whjf6LKmFYQ and ready yourself for their long-awaited return!
Landing a Saturday spot on the main stage are Greek symphonic death metal squad, Septicflesh. First formed back in 1990, the pioneers unveiled their tenth record, ‘Codex Omega’ in September. Record label, Season Of Mist are streaming the whole beast including a 360° video for ‘Dante’s Inferno’ over at https://youtu.be/gSE0UPuiVnM.
Bloodstock’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will become available at 9.00am on 16th December in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Weekend tickets are still available in very limited numbers at an ‘early bird’ price (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! To keep up with inflation and increased costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation sells out. Camper van pitches are also available now.
If you already know you can only attend for a single day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until next summer. Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce the Nox Vorago "2017 Al Chem China Tour", kicking off on December 9th in Beijing! See the full list of tour dates below:
12.09 BEIJING / YUE SPACE
12.10 BAODING / ANXIANG CAFE
12.11 SHIJIAZHUANG / TVU
12.12 XINGTAI / TIANJIE LIVEHOUSE
12.13 WUCHANG / VOX
12.14 NANCHANG / BLACK IRON LIVEHOUSE
12.15 GANZHOU / LINGYUN LIVE
12.16 GUANGZHOU / SD LIVEHOUSE
12.17 SHENZHEN / HONGTANGGUAN
12.19 KUNMING / MAO LIVEHOUSE
12.20 GUIYANG / JIN LIVEHOUSE
12.21 CHONGQING / MAO LIVEHOUSE
12.22 CHENGDU / NU SPACE
12.23 TONGHUA / THEATER
12.24 BEIJING / MAO LIVEHOUSE
12.25 TIANJIN / PI LIVE
12.26 HANDAN / MOFU LIVEHOUSE
12.27 ANYANG / 606 LIVEHOUSE
12.29 WENZHOU / T-3 LIVEHOUSE
12.30 GUILIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Next Nox Vorago Festivals:
November 16th - Metal Gates Festival - Romania
November 17th - Klausenburg Metal Gathering - Romania
January 27th 2018 - Dark Winter Meeting 2018 - Malta
Formed in 2006, Gothenburg’s Atmospheric Death / Black act Nox Vorago‘s goal has always been, and always will be to create something inspired by the entire width of the metal scene, thus incorporating the elements they like into their music and creating a well-written chaos without confines.
Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store.
Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson admits that their:-
"last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the Bloodstock crowd. Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May all those that doubt be impaled upon them."
Look out for the band’s long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!
German power metallers, Orden Ogan also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday. The band released ‘Gunmen’, their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records. Check out the video for ‘Gunman’ here and get a taster of what’s in store for their set in 2018 - https://youtu.be/JPm46Qgyn24.
Atlanta aggrotech outfit, Combichrist also join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday. The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ which landed in 2016. Check out the new track, ‘Broken:United’ at the following link - https://Combichrist.lnk.to/BrokenUnited.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, Memoriam. Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, Memoriam’s pedigree is high. The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, ‘For The Fallen’ released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. Check out ‘Reduced To Zero’ taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/Nmucoieg2Lc.
Bloodstock’s Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning, 31st October at 9.00am! The ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if you purchase the Rock Society membership + ticket bundle option), but all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage & production areas to see ‘behind the scenes’, the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community where you can make friends and get to know your fellow RockSoc members and plenty more besides. Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society. Memberships are priced at £75, limited to 300 and sell out almost immediately, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up.
Also now in the store are tickets for our new Vanaheim campervan field. Due to increasing demand each year, we've made some site adjustments to allow for more pitches. As such, the new Vanaheim site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130. Campervan pitches always sold through very rapidly, so this allows for more of our metal brethren to join the campervan club. Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.
With Friday night headliners, Judas Priest, Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced, along with Emperor, Devildriver and Nails, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Bloodstock.’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now Sold out! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Fall Out Boy are returning to Europe for three very special, intimate shows to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album MANIA. The four-piece will kick off the tour in Berlin on 8th January before heading to Stockholm on the 10th and wrapping in London on the 11th. In the UK, they will get up close and personal with their lucky fans at Brixton’s Electric. On Wednesday, lucky fans can enter an exclusive pre-sale for tickets by pre-ordering the album at the official online store, here. Tickets for all three dates go on general sale on Friday 22nd September at 9am.
8th January – Berlin Lido - www.ticketmaster.de
10th January – Stockholm Debaser - www.ticketmaster.se
11th January – London Electric Brixton - www.gigsandtours.com
Fall Out Boy also treated their fans to a brand-new track “The Last of the Real Ones”. The song is available to stream or download on all digital services now and the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band have also premiered a video, directed by Mccoy | Meyer, to accompany the song (view here).
Of the song, Pete Wentz says: “That kind of love you feel for someone because of their glitches, not in spite of them… where you feel the vacuum of them everywhere… and your heart just feels like TNT, quicksand and oblivion all at once…”
Fall Out Boy play a very special show tomorrow night in their home town of Chicago at the House Of Blues. They then kick off The MANIA Tour in Cleveland on October 20th. Blackbear and Jaden Smith are set as support acts on the tour. For tickets and more information, please visit www.falloutboy.com/tour.
MANIA Pre-order: https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania
Having just closed a spectacular Bloodstock festival headlining the Sophie stage Sunday night, Finnish epic metallers Wintersun have just announced they will embark on a full UK tour with Arch Enemy and Tribulation in early 2018.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now and available here: www.myticket.co.uk
Full routing is as follows:
09.02. UK Glasgow - ABC
10.02. UK Nottingham - Rock City
11.02. UK London - Koko
13.02. UK Manchester - Ritz
14.02. UK Bristol - Academy
Wintersun released their brand-new record 'The Forest Seasons' last month which charted at #1 in their native Finland and charted highly worldwide:
'The Forest Seasons' - Chart Entries
#7 Sweden (Hard Rock)
#10 Sweden (Physical)
#16 UK (Indie)
#18 UK (Rock)
#124 Belgium (Flanders)
#170 Belgium (Wallonia)
#8 USA (Hard Music)
#19 USA (Rock)
#50 USA (Top Current Albums)
The Ukraine's Jinjer announces second round of dates on the "Will To Power Tour" supporting Arch Enemy!
Melodic metal masters Arch Enemy are ready to conquer fans worldwide as they embark on their headlining international "Will To Power Tour"!
Jinjer will support Arch Enemy on this intense tour run! The first leg of the tour will trek across Eastern Europe from September 15th until October 11th! The second round of dates for the "Will to Power Tour" will take place in early 2018 from January 12th until February 7th across Western Europe, and feature support from Wintersun and Tribulation as well!
Arch Enemy bandleader and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Very happy to already announce our “Will To Power" European headline tour for early 2018. We can't wait to get back out there with a new fresh Arch Enemy show full of cool surprises! And what a line-up! We have assembled a killer tour package with some amazing bands for you. Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer are all bands with their own unique and impressive live performances. This all adds up to an epic night of Metal that should not be missed!"
While Jinjer chimed in stating, "We are literally counting the days until this tour starts! It's everything that we've been working up to for the past few years: bigger venues, bigger crowds and smashing the stage every night with the likes of a heavy metal giant like Arch Enemy. This tour will be one for the record books for sure!"
Don’t miss out on this tour run! Tickets can already be purchased HERE!
JINJER as Support of ARCH ENEMY
“Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
12.01.2018 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
15.01.2018 CH - Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
22.01.2018 FR - Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR - Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE - Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
29.01.2018 DE - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE - Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO - Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE - Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE - Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE - Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
Tatiana Shmailyuk - Vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - Guitars
Eugene Kostyuk - Bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – Drums
Italian progressive rock / metallers Heretic’s Dream are now confirmed as main support for Katatonia's shows in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Check out the details below.
December 04 - Klubi Tapper - Tallinn
December 05 - Melnà Piektdiena - Riga
December 06 - Loftas - Vilnius
As previously announced, Heretic's Dream will share the stage as special guests on Amaranthe's shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as follows:
December 01 – Saint Petersburg – Aurora
December 02 – Moscow – Volta
Just recently the Italian progressive rock / metallers Heretic’s Dream joined the Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis on the 10th Eclipse Anniversary Shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Spika tour Agency has released the full video of Heretic’s Dream show performed at Zal Ozhidaniya Club 13.05.2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIEGJ36VUZE
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