Since 2003 and their first self titled album, Dagoba have been fiercely climbing up to the top and proudly represent the French metal. Inspired by 90’s American metal acts such as Pantera, Machine Head and Fear Factory – now six albums (four of them in the top 50 album charts) later – Dagoba expanded their furious sound with dark, symphonic and industrial elements culminating on what is to become their strongest album to date, “Black Nova”. Dagobasound massive with rich dynamics, towering riffs, vigorous shouts and infectious melodic choruses all over the place.
And they were smashing stages worldwide and played more than 1500 gigs all over Europe, North America, Asia, and North Africa. Dagoba supported Metallica in Spain, went on European tours with In Flames, Sepultura, Moonspell, Apocalyptica, Fear Factory, Devin Townsend, and mighty Kreator. Togteher with Dir En Grey they toured the US as well as China and Japan twice. And they played at various festivals like Wacken Open Air, Graspop (x2), Hellfest Festival (x5!), Brutal Assault (x2), Sonisphere, Download Festival, Summer Breeze Open Air (x2), Resurrection Fest, Vagos Metal Open Air, Printemps de Bourges, Motocultor, Full Metal Cruise, Full Metal Holiday, With Full force and many more!
"I was watching Dagoba's career with great interest for the last couple of years, and became a fan of this super talented band. And now I feel very honoured to work with this amazing live act from now on!" says Napalm Events' booking agent Thorsten Harm.
And the band states: "Dagoba is proud to be working with Napalm Events for worldwide bookings. It's an exciting time for the band, and we are happy to keep touring for our current album #BLACKNOVA and can revealed the following gigs. See you on the road!"
14.09.19 FR – Ronchamp / Echo de la Mine
11.10.19 FR – Bethune / Le Poche
12.10.19 FR – Vernouillet / Séchoir
17.10.19 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday
19.10.19 DE – Hamburg / Kraken Fest
20.10.19 RO – Bucharest / Metal Gates
26.10.19 FR – Gisors / Metal Fest
01.11.19 BE – Liége / Reflector
02.11.19 BE – Mons / Rock on Mars Fest
09.11.19 FR – St Etinne / Le Fil
16.11.19 FR – Angers / Magasound Fest
30.11.19 BE – Torhout / Troyfest
31.01.20 FR – Le Triolet
01.02.20 FR – Argenteuil / La Cave
20.03.20 FR – Marseille / Espace Julien
02.05.20 FR – Concarneu / CAC
12.06.20 DE – Büssfeld / M.O.A Festival
01.-04.07.20 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Fest
Australian Metalcore crew Amberyse add Brisbane date to 'The Glass House' tour; tour supports announced
Geelong metalcore crew Amberyse dropped their huge single "Glass House" and announced their 'The Glass House' Tour on May 3rd - and now they are adding a Brisbane date to that schedule - and are today announcing the sweet list of artists supporting them on the tour!
The single 'Glass House' is live for streaming and purchase now at bit.ly/GlassHouseSpotify and tickets for all shows on their tour are available at amberyse.com/shows.
The Geelong outfit initially announced three red hot shows for 'The Glass House Tour' - with shows at Sydney's Crowbar, Melbourne's Stay Gold and Geelong's Workers. Today they have added Saturday July 6 in Brisbane at Crowbar, supporting Brissy home town alt-metal legends Meliorist, who have also experienced recent success with their EP and singles! Tickets to all shows are available at www.amberyse.com/shows.
The Crowbar Sydney show will feature support from Liberties, Kaskeid, Elision and Infinite Illusion, Melbourne's Stay Gold show remains a hyped-up mystery for now, Geelong's Workers' show will see The Gloom in The Corner, Liberties and Shopping Trolley Fist Fight - and the Brisbane show sees Meliorist headlining, Amberyse in main support and Isla Vera.
The track "Glass House" is produced, mixed and mastered at The Loud Noise Estate and at its core is about drug abuse and struggling to overcome addiction. The track has managed to secure the band plays on triple j's Short. Fast. Loud., rotation play on The Faction Radio and playlist addition to Spotify's Homegrown and Heavy and Apple Music's Heaps Heavy Playlist!
Forming in early 2015, Geelong's own Amberyse wasted little time establishing themselves as a fiery and energetic collection of musicians with a dynamic stage presence. The groups blend of heavy/melodic riffs, groove riddled percussion and the frenzied energy of frontman Jayden bring together a unique sound that they are proud to call their own. The release of their last creation 'Heavy Hands' in 2018 saw the group playing with the likes of Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Ocean Grove, Hands like Houses and Deez Nuts.
"Glass House" is out now at iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Tickets are on sale now for Amberyse's Glass House Tour at amberyse.com/shows.
English Modern Metallers Sister Shotgun have announced dates in July with Gamma Bomb and a Midlands show with friends Iconic Eye in Cannock on June 1, 2019.
Vocalist Chloe Ozwell says:-
“We‘re very much looking forward to returning to the Midlands for an intimate show with our good friends, Iconic eye. It going to be a crazy show”
And on hooking up with Gamma Bomb again: “We can‘t wait to get back on the road and hit a couple of a cities we've not played for in a while. We‘re excited to be supporting Gama Bomb and these are set to be some insane shows!”
Iconic Eye + Sister Shotgun
Gama Bomb + Sister Shotgun
Sister Shotgun recently premiered the music video for "Sacred Heart," a single from their debut album, entitled Fragments. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70_GK_4eIM&feature=youtu.be
Chloe Ozwell – Vocals
Benji Tatlock – Guitar
Niall Wills – Guitar
Tim Chambers – Bass
Dave Harvey – Drums
US symphonic metal Beyond Forgiveness have announced their Live To Tell The Story Eastern European Tour which takes in Ukraine, Russia and Latvia for 14 dates in June and includes an appearance at the 3 day ARM Antimateria Rock and Metal Festival in Lipetsk, Russia on June 14th.
For the tour, the group will be featuring new tracks from their upcoming release Live To Tell The Story. They are currently putting the finishing touches to the album with a plan to release worldwide via Sliptrick Records later in the year.
Since 2014, Beyond Forgiveness have cultivated their signature symphonic metal sound through the composition of lush classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals colliding with heavy and aggressive metal. In 2019, the band continues to push the boundaries of the symphonic metal genre with Live To Tell The Story, which follows their 2016 EP, The Ferryman’s Shore, and their 2017 debut full length album, The Great Wall.
Beyond Forgiveness vocalist Talia Hoit says:-
“We are so happy to announce our upcoming tour this summer! We are very excited to introduce our new music and visit our friends and fans in Eastern Europe and are really looking forward to teaming up with the other fantastic bands in this tour package!” –
Upcoming Tour Dates:
07.06 | Zaporizhya, UKR | Old Pub
08.06 | Kryvyi Rig, UKR | Madison
09.06 | Odessa, UKR | More Music club
10.06 | Kyiv, UKR | Volume Club
13.06 | Voronezh, RUS | Club 12
14.06 | Lipetsk, RUS | ARM Antimateria Rock and Metal Festival
15.06 | Rostov, RUS | Badland
16.06 | Krasnodar, RUS | Rock Bar
17.06 | Volgograd, RUS | Belaya Loshad
18.06 | Tambov, RUS | Molotov
19.06 | Moscow, RUS | Rock House
20.06 | Riga, LV | Depo
21.06 | Liepaja, LV | Fontaine Palace
22.06 | Jelgava, LV | MCB
Beyond Forgiveness are:
Talia Hoit – Vocals/Orchestration
Greg Witwer – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Richard Marcus – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Sean Rogers – Drums/Percussion
Jim Lasselle – Bass
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New Zealand hard-out metal outfit Alien Weaponry, " one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world right now" (Revolver Magazine USA) are touring Australia on their Tūmatauenga Australian Tour in March 2019 - and today they are rolling out their Australian support acts!
The tour acts as sideshows to their appearances at Download Festivals Melbourne & Sydney on March 9 and 11, respectively. Adding to that, they have also just announced that they will be supporting Slayer and Anthrax in Germany in August 2019 on Slayer's final tour!
Both Brisbane's show at The Zoo on March 6 and Canberra's show at The Basement on March 13 will see COPIA and Take My Soul in support, Adelaide's Enigma Bar on March 14 will feature COPIA and Hidden Intent and March 15's Perth show is TBC and still on the hunt for supports!
The three-piece thrash metal band who sing in their native language, Te Reo Māori, from Waipu, New Zealand, formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis and Henry de Jong. The band consists of Lewis de Jong (guitar and vocals), Henry de Jong (drums), and Ethan Trembath (bass guitar). Most noted for their fusion of Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal, they deliver emotionally and politically charged stories of conflict and grief with a warrior-like attitude.
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The band has toured extensively in New Zealand since 2013, including headline/main stage slots at the NZ Tattoo & Arts Festival, Wavefront and Auckland City Limits; as well as opening for Prophets of Rage in March 2018. More recently, they have sold out headline shows in Australia, Europe and the USA; and played to record crowds at some of the biggest and most prestigious festivals and in Europe and the UK, including Wacken Open Air (Germany), MetalDays (Slovenia), Summer Breeze (Germany) and Bloodstock Open Air (UK) - and are appearing this year at the UK Download Festival as well!
In addition to that, RNZ Music is set to release a new 10-part web series that follows Alien Weaponry on their 2018 European tour. Rū Ana Te Whenua: Alien Weaponry Shake Europe goes live on the RNZ website on Monday, 18 February, but here’s a taste: https://youtu.be/XqXE3WqNtYg In 2018, the three teenaged members of Alien Weaponry achieved a lifelong dream: performing at the world’s biggest metal music festival, Germany’s Wacken Open Air. Rū Ana Te Whenua: Alien Weaponry Shake Europe follows their journey.
For more information about Alien Weaponry, go to alienweaponry.com. Tickets are on sale now for the Tūmatauenga Australian Tour in March 2019 and Download Festival Sydney and Melboure - all tickets can be accessed at Troubadour Music's website.
French metal goliaths Gojira have today announced their return to the UK, for a string of headline shows in June/July 2019. Special guests will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 10am, but are also available via O2's pre-sale now and Live Nation's pre-sale tomorrow at 10am. Pick up tickets at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/gojira-tickets.
Dates are as follows:
Sat 29th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 30th Jun - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 1st Jul - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
The band recently shared a video of their entire set at Poland's Pol'And'Rock Festival in August 2018 on their social media. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/ISJtvWhkMFQ.
Stay tuned for more GOJIRA news soon.
San Juan stoner/progressive metal act Moths embark on their first mainland United States performances this February with a string of shows on the East Coast. Following the November 2018 release of their debut EP (s/t), the band is looking forward to bringing their music to new audiences.
Says bassist Weslie Negrón:-
"We're extremely excited to be able to perform in the U.S. Mainland for the first time. Since we got featured as Album of the Day in Bandcamp, we've had people from the areas that we're playing give us great reactions to the EP -- and we can't wait to show people what the Puerto Rican metal scene is all about. There's a lot of talent in the Island, especially regarding metal, so we want to encourage people to keep digging on the bands that we got here."
Moths is a stoner/progressive metal band from San Juan, Puerto Rico that blends powerful riffs with unexpected and increasingly progressive undertones. The band was founded in 2016 by Weslie Negrón (bass), Jonathan Miranda (lead guitar), and Omar González (rhythm guitar), with the later addition of Damaris Rodríguez (vocals) and Daniel Figueroa (drums). With influences ranging from Porcupine Tree to King Crimson, they have impressed their local metal scene with an uncommon style that's enjoyed by metalheads and non-metal fans alike. With Damaris’ aggressive but melodic vocals, Omar’s catchy riffs, Jonathan’s unorthodox leads, Weslie’s solid bass lines, and Daniel’s extreme drumming, Moths create a perfect balance of heavy and cohesive music that impacts audiences on a whole new level.
While the band was affected by Hurricane Maria, which devastated much of Puerto Rico in September 2017, they pushed through trying times to continue their craft. Their debut self-titled EP was released in November 2018 to international accolades, including being featured by bandcamp as an Album of the Day.
Watch the video for lead single "Adhara & Ray" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYaYeC1Zgl8
In January 2019, old school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches will head out on an extensive tour throughout Europe, supporting Grave Digger on their Tour Of The Living Dead. All dates can be found below.
Today, the witches have unleashed an official tour trailer. Check it out, here:- youtu.be/olOYOnqofME
The band commented:-
"We were really happy when Chris Boltendahl came up to us at the Bang Your Head!!! Winter Festival to ask if we might be interested in joining Grave Digger out on tour. This will be the first big tour for us and it's an honour to get a chance like this as a new act. Since our second record was just released in November, the timing of this run couldn't be more perfect! We're super excited & READY TO FIGHT!"
The Tour Of The Living Dead w/ Grave Digger
Presented by Rock Hard (D), Rocks (D), metal.de
11.01. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
12.01. D Andernach - JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
14.01. D Munich - Backstage
15.01. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
16.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage
17.01. D Bochum - Zeche
18.01. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
19.01. D Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
22.01. D Hamburg - Martkhalle
23.01. D Berlin - Lido
24.01. D Bamberg - Live-Club
25.01. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport-Eventhall
26.01. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27.01. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
28.01. F Paris - Petit Bain
29.01. UK London - Camden Underworld
30.01. B Vosselaar - Biebob
31.01. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
01.02. E Bilbao - Santana 27
02.02. E Madrid - Sala Mon Live
03.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
The brand new studio album Hexenhammer recently entered the official album charts across Europe:
UK (Rock) #15
UK (Indie) #47
Belgium #148 (Wallonie)
Hexenhammer is available for order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
Burning Witches are:
Seraina | vocals
Romana | guitars
Sonia | guitars
Jay | bass
Lala | drums
USA's Whitechapel to kick off 10 Years Of Exile US tour with Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail next week
WHITECHAPEL will kick off their 10 Years Of Exile US tour next week. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of their critically-lauded This Is Exile full-length, the tour -- which stretches from November 1st through December 16th -- will see the bandperform the record in its entirety alongside other songs from their catalog. Support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail. WHITECHAPEL's 10 Years Of Exile tour serves as the final bout of shows before returning to the studio to finish recording their upcoming new full-length, due in the Spring of 2019 via Metal Blade Records. See all confirmed dates below.
WHITECHAPEL w/ Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail:
11/01/2018 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
11/02/2018 Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
11/03/2018 One Centre Square - Easton, PA
11/04/2018 Fete Ballroom - Providence, RI
11/05/2018 Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
11/07/2018 Canal Club - Richmond, VA
11/08/2018 V Club - Huntington, WV
11/09/2018 Oddbodys - Dayton, OH
11/10/2018 The Firmament - Greenville, SC
11/12/2018 Georgia Theater - Athens, GA
11/13/2018 The Abbey - Orlando, FL
11/16/2018 Civic Music Hall - Toledo, OH
11/17/2018 The Rave II - Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2018 Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN
11/20/2018 Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO
11/21/2018 Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE
11/23/2018 Wave - Wichita, KS
11/24/2018 Sunshine Studios - Colorado Springs, CO
11/25/2018 Aggie Theater - Ft. Collins, CO
11/27/2018 The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
11/28/2018 The Pin - Spokane, WA
11/29/2018 Showbox At The Market - Seattle, WA
11/30/2018 Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID
12/01/2018 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
12/02/2018 Domino Room - Bend, OR
12/04/2018 Senator Theater - Chico, CA
12/05/2018 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
12/06/2018 Bryder's - Bakersfield, CA
12/07/2018 Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA
12/08/2018 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
12/09/2018 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
12/12/2018 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX
12/13/2018 Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
12/14/2018 Growler's - Memphis, TN
12/15/2018 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
12/16/2018 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
WHITECHAPEL's latest album, Mark Of The Blade, was released in 2016 via Metal Blade. Crowned an, "exciting milestone," by Alternative Press and a, "21st century album that reinvents the sound of heavy," by Popmatters, the record was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and is currently available to preview and purchase at metalblade.com/whitechapel.
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Go Loud Agency, in collaboration with Darkside Records, is proud to announce that all-star band MaYaN (NL) – featuring members of Epica, Nightwish and Firewind, among others – will play four exclusive shows in the Baltic States, with very special guests Carthagods (TN). The Baltic tour will hit Tallinn (EE), Riga (LV), Liepaja (LV) and Vilnius (LT), marking the band’s first appearance in the Baltic States.
06.12.2018 | Tallinn (EE) | Rockclub Tapper
07.12.2018 | Riga (LV) | Melna Piektdiena
08.12.2018 | Liepaja (LV) | Fontaine Palace
09.12.2018 | Vilnius (LT) | Narauti
MaYaN was conceived in early 2010 by versatile musician and Epica mastermind Mark Jansenand old friend, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen. Their goal was to write an album in the style they’ve always been longing to play. Mark asked guitarist Frank Schiphorst (Symmetry, Christmas Metal Symphony) to join in: the chemistry was undeniable and the project soon evolved into a real band. The initial lineup was thus completed by Epica drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek and guitarist Isaac Delahaye.
Boasting vocalists like Henning Basse (currently Firewind), Laura Macrì, Simone Simons (Epica) and Floor Jansen (currently Nightwish), MaYaN‘s debut album Quarterpast – released via Nuclear Blast in 2011 – quickly grabbed the media’s attention, with excellent reviews, in-depth interviews and raving reactions of fans worldwide to boot.
After the release of their sophomore album Antagonise in 2014 – the first MaYaN album to enter the official Dutch and Belgian album charts, as well as album of the month in leading Dutch metal magazine Aardschok and album of the week in Revolver Magazine – followed by very successful tours and prestigious festivals through parts of Europe, Central and South America, the band is now ready to promote their current album Dhyana. Aside from a handful of excellent guests, the record also features orchestral arrangements provided by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (the very same orchestra of Dimmu Borgir’s album Death Cult Armageddon).
MaYaN live lineup:
– Grunts: Mark Jansen – George Oosthoek
– Clean male vocals: Adam Denlinger / Henning Basse (special guest)
– Clean female vocals: Laura Macrì – Marcela Bovio
– Keyboards: Jack Driessen
– Guitars: Frank Schiphorst – Merel Bechtold / Arjan Rijnen (backup) / Jord Otto (backup)
– Bass: Roel Käller
– Drums: Ariën van Weesenbeek
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Carthagods was one of the first metal bands to emerge from Tunisia in the late 90’s. Undoubtedly, they are the pioneers of heavy metal, not to mention the oldest existing Metal band in the country. Their powerful sound, influence, and longevity make them one of the most important bands in the history of the Tunisian Metal scene.
Carthagods is expected to release their upcoming EP in the beginning of 2019. The record will feature guitar virtuoso Timo Somers (Delain, Arrow Haze, Vengeance, to name a few), whom has also served the band as live guitarist since 2015.
Carthagods has brought their authentic blend of metal worldwide (France, Romania, Malta, Turkey, Belgium, Holland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) and played a handful of prestigious shows in the band’s homeland Tunisia: the fivepiece has shared the stage with industry giants such as Dark Tranquility, Epica, Judas Priest and Blind Guardian.
In early 2018, Carthagods signed a record deal with Darkside Records, followed by the release of their single “The Devil’s Dolls” (watch it here).
Timo SOMERS (live Lead Guitars)
Zack (Drums & backing vocals)
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