Top Russian outfit Imperial Age are offering four young UK bands the chance to support them on their upcoming UK tour which kicks off at The Dome in London on April 16, 2020.
If your band wants an opportunity to play up to a sixty minute set at one of the shows below then get entered at the link below.
Imperial Age comment:-
“We have received a lot of requests from a lot of bands all over the world to join us at our UK concerts in April 2020. We have given it a thorough thought and this is what we have come up with this -
These days its very hard for new bands to get themselves heard. Labels don‘t sign new bands, they want them to build up a fanbase first – and even then its extremely hard. Promoters aren't really interested in them either. Usually bands have to pay an arm and a leg for everything, and the conditions aren't good.
We have experienced this ourselves and only huge support from you – our fans, allowed us to start doing music full-time without the help of a record label.
However, Destiny has been very good to us, and a few years ago we were very kindly helped by Christofer Johnsson when he allowed us to join the Therion European tour at a time when we were totally unknown in Europe. So we would like to give back as much as we can.
We want to give new bands an opportunity – so we will be setting up a competition among young UK bands.”
Check out how your band could make this happen here plus terms and conditions: http://www.imperial-age.com/support-competition/
Being already possibly the first Russian metal band to ever successfully tour the UK as headliners, Imperial Age have announced dates of their second - and bigger - UK tour in April 2020, kicking off at The Dome in London.
Prior to working on the highly anticipated follow up to 2018‘s ’The Legacy Of Atlantis‘ you can catch them here:
16th LONDON – The Dome
17th BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
18th MANCHESTER – Rebellion
19th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
Watch out for special news concerning support bands soon
Founded in Moscow by singers / songwriters Alexander “Aor” Osipov and Jane “Corn” Odintsova in 2012, Imperial Age has become Russia‘s most famous symphonic metal band and the country‘s second most-internationally-touring rock act, achieving acclaim from fans, press and even the founder of symphonic metal – Christofer Johnsson (Therion) – himself.
Between 2016 – 2019 the band toured Europe 4 times, with a total of 103 concerts (out of those 38 as headliners).
Musically, Imperial Age combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra, folk instruments, 3 lead singers (1 male and 2 female) and a full choir.
The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir.
Lyrically, the band deals with the idea of ancient prehistoric advanced civilizations (Atlantis, Hyperborea, Lemuria) and their legacy in the form of the Western Magical Tradition (Hermetism, Kabbalah etc.) carried through history by secret societies and magical orders (Orphism, Templars, Rosenkreuz, Freemasons, Golden Dawn etc).
As of 2019, Imperial Age have self released 2 studio albums and 1 EP
The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir. All artwork by Jan Yrlund (MANOWAR). Mixing and mastering by Sergei Lazar (ARKONA).
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French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins announce next shows and 2020 UK tour with Tezaura & Serpentyne
French Symphonic Metallers Beneath My Sins have announced the band's next shows and 2020 UK tour with Tezaura & Serpentyne. See the confirmed dates below.
2019 - FRANCE
Dec. 20, 2019 Bordeaux (FR - 33) @Salemwith Amethys, Nox
Dec. 21, 2019 Toulouse (FR - 31) @La cave à rock - Sortie d'Usine #2
2020 - FRANCE
Jan 17, 2020 Mons (BE)@La LorgnetteAcoustic show, w/ Beyond The Fields We Know
Jan 18, 2020 Arras (FR - 62) @GlanworthAcoustic show, w/ Burnt Umber
BACK TO THE UK with TEZAURA & SERPENTYNE
Apr 10, 2020 Abertillery (UK)@The Dolls House w/ Wales Dementia Awereness Fest
Apr 11, 2020 Manchester (UK)@Rebellion Manchester
Apr 12, 2020 Birmingham (UK)@Tower of song w/ Quinphonic Festival
Apr 13, 2020 Swansea (UK)@The Bunkhouse Swansea
Apr 15, 2020 Leicester (UK)@Firebug
Apr 16, 2020 Edinburgh (UK)@Bannermans Bar
Apr 17, 2020 Glasgow (UK)@Ivory Blacks
Apr 18, 2020 London (UK)@The Unicorn Camden Live
May 2020 IT @TBA
Just recently Beneath My Sins signed a record deal with Pride & Joy Music for their new album “I Decide”, coming out on March 20th, 2020!! More information TBA.
Beneath My Sins is a French symphonic metal band created in December 2015 by the guitarist Clement Botz and the singer Emma Elvaston. Former members of Evolvent, they have together taken their first steps in the metal scene and in the musical composition. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released their first album “Valkyries of Modern Times”, promoted during shows in Belgium with Skeptical Minds and during two European tours shared with the Russian thrash metal band, Pokerface. Quickly perceived as the emerging symphonic metal band of the French scene, Beneath My Sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian band Kobra And the Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and Imperial Age in 2019.
In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D’Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provides his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the band was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business. Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti from Eluveitie, Melissa Bonny from Ad Infinitum, Michele Guaitoli from Temperance and Visions of Atlantis and Fabio Lethien Polo from Elvenking also joined the ship for one or more songs. While awaiting the release of the album, the band has worked on an acoustic set warmly welcomed in France.
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
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