No one would have thought, that they would recover from their singers withdrawal - but German melodic metal act Serious Black presents themselves stronger than ever before. Following their latest, much acclaimed studio album "Vengeance Is Mine", that entered the German album charts at rank 16 in a quite difficult week and also found its way into the international charts, finally, they announced an upcoming headliner tour, kicking off this November!
Says guitarist Dominik:
"We are so much looking forward to enter the stages and rock with you all again! We are proud to present you our new line-up live to perform many songs of our recent album "Vengeance Is Mine" as well as some classics from out the Serious Black band history! Get your tickets now, rock with us and lets spend an amazing evening together!“
Make sure to get your tickets now & don’t miss Serious Black live at the following dates:
*** w. Seven Thorns, Magical Heart & Induction
The 31. Wacken Open Air is in the books. At the world’s biggest metal festival, 83.400 fans witnessed spectacular shows by Judas Priest, Slipknot and Powerwolf. In total, more than 200 bands rocked nine stages, Sweden’s Amon Amarth even played an unannounced secret concert right underneath the famous Wacken skull.
The joy of finally being able to experience live music and a multi-faceted open air event with like-minded people from all over the world could be felt everywhere. Festival promoters Holger Hübner and Thomas Jensen commented: "The Wacken Open Air is back – finally! We missed the festival as much as the fans did. Now we’re very much looking forward to next year’s edition, which will offer four full days of live concerts for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Sunday evening.“
At a press conference held during the afternoon, police, fire department and emergency medical services as well as the local regulatory authority looked back on an exceptionally peaceful and trouble-free event. The number of occurrences in their respective fields all stayed below of those from 2019. For example, the number of times the fire brigade had to jump into action only was in the lower double digits, the number of cases for the police dropped by 60 percent.
Bands confirmed for 2023, four days of live music for the first time. A first glimpse of next year’s billing was announced on the main stages during the night. W:O:A 2023 will take place Aug 2-5, making it the first time the festival officially boasts four days of live music.
Headlining the event will be the mighty Iron Maiden: There is not a single metalhead that doesn’t know them. And it’s hard to think of a band that has defined classic heavy metal as much as they have. So consequently, there might very well be no band that is a better fit for the "holy ground of metal“. So in 2023, Iron Maiden will return to headline at the Wacken Open Air for the fourth time! So get ready for impressive production, a passionate performance, amazing music and of course Eddie! It has been seven long years since those iconic words have been heard: "Scream for me, Wacken!“
Also announced have been Megadeth from the USA, who are considered worldwide as originators of Thrash Metal and being part of the "Big 4“ of the genre. Also playing will be Irish-American folk-punks Dropkick Murphys and Jinjer from the Ukraine, one of the hottest bands in modern metal today. Two Steps From Hell, a duo from Los Angeles, have amassed millions of followers with their brand of „Epic Music“, used in thousands of movies, trailers, series, spots and games, turning them into the biggest in their field. At the W:O:A, their first festival ever and only festival in Europe in 2023, they will perform a special and unique Wacken set. Fans can look forward to doom pioneers Pentagram and their „50th Anniversary Show“, while death metallers Deicide will celebrate their genre shaping sophomore album "Legion“ with a special show as well. More announcements are: Wardruna (atmospheric Nordic folk), Beartooth (hardcore), Ensiferum (Viking metal), Nervosa (thrash), and Burning Witches (heavy metal). More bands to be follow.
In 2023, there will be once again a theme running through the whole festival: vikings and their culture. This will manifest itself in the overall appearance of the W:O:A as well performances and additional content all over the festival site.
Pre-sale has begun,
Tickets for Wacken Open Air 2023 are now on sale at metaltix.com. Fast-Tickets are sold with an exclusive special shirt, but are limited to 10.000 units. As soon as they are gone, Hard-Tickets go on sale. Pre-sale details can be found at metaltix.com and, starting Sunday, at wacken.com.
Metalheads that move fast could even get their hands on a real Harley Davidson motorcycle! Everybody purchasing a W:O:A ticket within the first 24 hours of the pre-sale starting is automatically entered eligible to win the this totally unique bike which has been customized with a high-class W:O:A paint job.
See you in Wacken. Rain or shine.
Evanescence will be returning to the UK and Europe during November and December on their rescheduled co-headline ‘Worlds Collide’ tour with Within Temptation. Before that, they will be playing some of their own headline shows in June and have just confirmed extra dates in Madrid and Lisbon plus Rock In The City festival in Helsinki.
The band has also just announced a Stateside tour with Korn produced by Live Nation. Accompanied by special guests varying across select dates, the 18-city tour kicks off on August 16th at Ball Arena in Denver, CO making stops across the U.S. in Boston, Chicago, Houston, and more before wrapping up in Ridgefield, WA on September 16th.
“We’re looking forward to going on tour this summer and bringing our friends, Evanescence, out,” said Jonathan Davis of Korn. “Whenever Amy comes to one of our shows, I always love seeing her on the side of the stage watching the whole set and rocking out. We’re gonna have a great time on this tour, and we can’t wait to see you there.”
“I fell hard into Korn’s music in high school. It was an inspiration during the formation of my own band. The chances we’ve had to play together over the years are special, a part of our history. They remain one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen,” said Amy Lee of Evanescence. “It’s an honour and a thrill to go out with our friends again, our first full tour together since ‘07. We’re all really looking forward to this.”
2022 – European dates
* Evanescence only
+ new dates
Tickets for the Worlds Collide tour are here: worldscollidetour.net
Tickets and VIP Packages for the tour with Korn go on sale starting Friday, April 8th at 10 am local time from LiveNation.com
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Voyager will once again land their Australian feet on European soil during the 'Witness Tour Europe 2022', supporting the mighty VOLA. The tour will be kicking off in Munich (DE) at Feierwerk on the 9th of September 2022 and will be traveling through 12 different countries, delivering 21 energetic shows before the final show, which will end at Euroblast Fest in Cologne - (DE). Together with VOLA and Four Stroke Baron they will spread all of their best throughout Europe. Welcome back Voyager!
“Europe, it has been a while indeed and what better way to mark our return to your shores (and to escape from ours) than with some other synth-tastic bands. We join VOLA and Four Stroke Baron across UK/Europe and we cannot wait to see your beautiful faces.”
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A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
Within Temptation and Evanescence are happy to announce that the anticipated co-headline ‘Worlds Collide’ European tour will still happen this year. The European arena tour that was originally due to kick off in March 2022, will now move to November and December 2022. All existing tickets & VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same.
Both bands stated earlier:-
“As the world is slowly reopening again, we have been feeling optimistic about the tour actually taking place in March and April. However - a lot of countries still have restrictions in place, and we are forced to make a decision right now for logistical reasons. We are aware that many fans are preparing to make their plans to attend the shows, some of which involve travel, and given the uncertainty as to exactly when certain countries will lift their restrictions, we are left with no choice but to reschedule the tour, hopefully for the final time.”
All existing tickets & VIP packages will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and all venues remain the same. For more information, please visit www.worldscollidetour.net
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Finland’s violent pop crew Blind Channel have just announced their Sick & Dangerous Tour 2022, which will see them play throughout Europe next year. After recently announcing to share the stage with Eskimo Callboy in early 2022 the band now makes the next step by hosting their own European headline tour.
Blind Channel comments:
“It’s incredible that we’re able to start preparing for a wide headline tour in Europe. We’re also super excited to play our first shows ever in Russia and to be able to play songs from our fourth album. 2022 will be massive.”
The band also recently released the new single ‘We Are No Saints’. You can watch the video and listen to it HERE.
Tour Dates 2022
Voice Of Baceprot, the young, female, hijab-wearing, metal band from Indonesia – will play a limited number of shows in Europe. The critically-acclaimed trio will bring their inspiring music to The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Switzerland beginning November 28th and going through December 10th.
Voice Of Baceprot, – Jonge, vrouwelijke, hijab-dragende metalband uit Indonesië – speelt een beperkt aantal shows in Europa. Het veelgeprezen trio brengt hun inspirerende muziek van 28 November tot en met 10 December naar Nederland, Frankrijk, België en Zwitserland.
Voice Of Baceprot, – Jeune groupe de metal féminin Indonésien portant le hijab – annonce un nombre limité de concerts en Europe. Le trio acclamé par la critique apportera sa musique inspirante aux Pays-Bas, en France, en Belgique et en Suisse du 28 Novembre au 10 Décembre.
Jinjer have announced a short album release tour in 14 select cities around Europe, together with Swedish special guests and deathcore brutalists Humanity's Last Breath and French cinematic metallers Hypno5e. This package is not only a buffet of some of the most cutting edge bands in metal today but will also be the first chance to hear brand new Jinjer music live. While their Macro World Tour was suddenly cut short in March 2020 – Jinjer did manage to pull off the impossible in September 2020 by doing a short tour of Germany and Switzerland, making them the first Non-European band to cross International borders and successfully tour during the pandemic.
Grab tickets for the EU Tour HERE
Catch Jinjer on their EU tour w/ Humanity's Last Breath & Hypno5e
18.09.21 - SK - BRATISLAVA / Majestic
19.09.21 - CZ - JABLONEC NAD NISOU / Eurocentrum
20.09.21 - PL - KRAKOW / Hype Park
22.09.21 - DE - LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
23.09.21 - DE- ROSTOCK / Mau Club
24.09.21 - DE - POTSDAM / Lindenpark
25.09.21 - DE - AARHUS / Train
26.09.21 - NL - NIJMEGEN / Doornroosje
28.09.21 - FR - REIMS / Cartonnerie
29.09.21 - CH - PRATTELN / Z7
30.09.21 - DE - MANNHEIM / Alte Feuerwache
01.10.21 - DE - SAARBRUECKEN / Garage
02.10.21 - DE - COLOGNE / Euroblast Festival
03.10.21 - FR - STRASBOURG / La Laiterie
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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