Finland's Gothic Metallers The 69 Eyes recently announced that they will release their 12th studio album on September 13th. Right in time for their 30th band anniversary, 'West End' will see the light of day, so prepare for 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour featuring several top-notch guest vocalists including Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö's Calico Cooper.
Today, the band have revealed the first trailer for their upcoming album, in which they discuss the ”funeral balloons” sculpture on the cover of the album. The artwork was created by the famous Finnish sculptor Jiri Geller, a friend of the band since the very early days.
"It was like black magick to have Jiri back in our Helsinki Vampire circles again! I literally haven’t seen him for twenty years but he was the same freak as back then - and as we all are,” - singer Jyrki 69 praises the long-lost lost boy.
Watch the trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5A3il7Dec
In addition to their previously announced European tour dates, the Helsinki Vampires are ready for more extensive touring through their home country and will soon embark on a tour through Finland before hitting the rest of Europe and Russia:
14.09. FIN Radio Rock Cruise, Helsinki – Tallinn – Helsinki
20.09. FIN Viking Grace, Turku – Stockholm – Turku
25.09. FIN Tampere - Klubi
28.09. FIN Ähtäri - Club B 52
04.10. FIN Hämeenlinna - Aulanko Areena
05.10. FIN Mikkeli - Wilhelm Public House
10.10. FIN Kuopio - Henry’s Pub
11.10. FIN Joensuu - Ravintola Kerubi
12.10. FIN Kotka - Ravintola Leikari
25.10. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
26.10. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
01.11. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia
THE 69 EYES - West End Tour 2019
02.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
03.11. D Berlin - SO36
05.11. D Hamburg - Logo
06.11. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
07.11. D Stuttgart - Wizemann Club
08.11. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
09.11. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
11.11. PL Wroclaw - Stary Klasztor
12.11. HU Budapest - Barba Negra
13.11. SK Bratislava - Atelier Babylon
14.11. AT Vienna - Chelsea
16.11. IT Parma - Campus Music Industry
17.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
19.11. D Trier - Mergener Hof
20.11. F Paris - Backstage by the Mill
21.11. UK London - The Garage
23.11. D Oberhausen - Kulttempel
24.11. D Frankfurt – Zoom
Catch THE 69 EYES also in 2020:
06.03. LVA Riga - Melna Piektdiena
07.03. LTU Vilnius - Vakaris
08.03. BLR Minsk - Republic
10.03. UKR Lviv - Festrepublic
11.03. RUS Kiev - Atlas
13.03. RUS St.Petersburg - Zal
14.03. RUS Moscow - RED
16.03. RUS Khabarovsk - Velicano
17.03. RUS Vladivostok - Kraft
Ticket Link: http://69eyes.polygon.group/
As the first taster for their new album, The 69 Eyes have recently revealed the music video for their new single '27 & Done'. The clip features excerpts from the horror film 'The 27 Club' by Cleopatra Entertainment and you can watch it, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLoqIdCMZCE
THE 69 EYES are:
Jyrki 69 - vocals
Bazie - guitar, backing vocals
Timo-Timo - guitar
Archzie - bass, backing vocals
Jussi 69 - drums
Mongolian rock / metal group The HU announce 23 European summer tour dates throughout June and July, including 6 UK dates, for the first time ever. The tour coincides with the upcoming international release of their debut album The Gereg, slated for summer 2019.
Bringing their unique style of Mongolian rock to the masses, The HU will be making their worldwide debut this June during a run of summer festivals in Europe. Swapping the Altai Moutains and Gobi Desert for High rises and down pours, their European summer tour will include, Sama’Rock Festival and Eurockeennes De Belfort Festival (France), Download Festival (UK), Tons of Rock Festival (Norway) and Graspop Festival (Belgium), plus UK performances in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and London.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd May and can be purchased from the band’s official website, HERE.
The four-piece band combines traditional Mongolian instruments with modern American hard rock to create their own style of music they call “hunnu rock,” which derives from “HU,” the Mongolian root word for human beings. This unique sound blends heavy rock elements with traditional Mongolian guttural throat singing, accentuated by lyrics reflecting old Mongolian war cries and poetry.
You can watch the band’s EPK HERE.
The HU became an online sensation when they released music videos for “Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu” in December 2018, racking up a combined 24 million views to date. They, re-released the singles on March 29, generating incredible global recognition across the globe. The track, “Wolf Totem” reached Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart and was featured as the #1 song on 19 different charts, while “Yuve Yuve Yu” reached #2 on 11 different charts across the globe. Both tracks are available digitally HERE.
In April, the band were offered Official Mongolian Ambassador to the World by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia, whilst he congratulated them on their success.
The HU also celebrate their signing to E7M (Eleven Seven Music) – home to Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Nothing More.
Eleven Seven’s COO, Steve Kline said about the signing:-
“Eleven Seven is continuously searching for unique and talented artists. The Hu’s mix of traditional Mongolian instrumentation and original brand of rock is unlike any other band. From first listen, we were immediately blown away. The Hu are about to take the world by storm, and we could not be more excited to welcome them to the Eleven Seven family!”
Eleven Seven Label Group Managing Director Europe Dan Waite added to Kline’s comments:-
“The Hu will perform in 12 European countries in June and July, playing to hundreds of thousands of festival fans this summer. With 2 tracks in the UK iTunes genre top 10 currently this is perfect timing to satisfy the demand to see the band. The excitement building up reflects the compelling blend of music and Mongolian culture”.
The HU said:-
"We couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing team at E7M. The passion they have for The HU can be felt from New York to Mongolia and we’re excited to do great things together.”
THE HU EUROPEAN TOUR 2019
Thursday, 6 Berlin GERMANY Sage
Friday, 7 Nurnberg GERMANY Rock Im Park
Saturday, 8 Eifel, Nurnburg GERMANY Rock Am Ring
Sunday, 9 Amiens FRANCE Sama'Rock Festival
Tuesday, 11 Brighton UK The Haunt
Wednesday, 12 Manchester UK Academy 3
Friday, 14 Glasgow UK G2
Saturday, 15 Donington UK Download Festival
Monday, 17 Bristol UK Fleece
Tuesday, 18 London UK Underworld
Wednesday, 19 Paris FRANCE Nouveau Casino
Friday, 21 Dessel BELGIUM Graspop Festival
Sunday, 23 Varniai LITHUANIA Kilkim Zaibu
Monday, 24 Warsaw POLAND Hydrozagadka
Wednesday, 26 Copenhagen DENMARK Pumpehuset
Thursday, 27 Stockholm SWEDEN Debaser Strand
Friday, 28 Oslo NORWAY Tons of Rock
Sunday, 30 Hamburg GERMANY Knust
Monday, 1 Amsterdam NETHERLANDS Melkweg (Oude Zaal)
Tuesday, 2 Cologne GERMANY Luxor
Thursday, 4 Belfort FRANCE Eurockeennes De Belfort Festival
Friday, 5 Zurich SWITZERLAND Moods
Saturday, 6 Cesky Brod CZECH REPUBLIC Rock for People
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the HU members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, with their producer, Dashka, combine the bombastic bass and drums of rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and guttural throating singing. Since the formation of the band, they’ve been working on their first album, The Gereg. The term Gereg means the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The album contains nine songs, including the recently released “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem,” and is slated for release in 2019 on Eleven Seven Music.
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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.
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
Virvum have announced an extensive European tour together with Bloodshot Dawn in support of their latest release "Illuminance" which was re-released by Season of Mist in 2017.
The Swiss tech death shooting stars comment:-
"We are excited to embark on the "Interdimensional Spacegoats Across Europe Tour" with our friends in Bloodshot Dawn. This run is a very special one, as it marks our very first headlining tour since the release of our debut record "Illuminance" in 2016. We can't wait to perform for all our European supporters again, while we all just confusedly float through space and reach infinite enlightenment in the presence of the ultimate generous goat god. Please grab your tickets before they are all gone!"
See below for a list of all currently confirmed shows.
VIRVUM +BLOODSHOT DAWN
03 Mar 19 Brighton (UK) The Green Door Store *
04 Mar 19 Newcastle (UK) Trillians
05 Mar 19 Edinburgh (UK) Bannermanns
06 Mar 19 Leicester (UK) Dryden Street
07 Mar 19 Hitchin (UK) Club 85
08 Mar 19 London (UK) Black Heart
09 Mar 19 Paris (FR) Gibus
10 Mar 19 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
12 Mar 19 Copenhagen (DK) Beta
13 Mar 19 Hamburg (DE) Bambi Galore
14 Mar 19 Hradec Kralove (CZ) CC Lucie
15 Mar 19 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
16 Mar 19 Graz (AT) Club Q
17 Mar 19 Perugia (IT) Rework Club
18 Mar 19 Baden (CH) Werkk
*No Bloodshot Dawn
Lovebites will unleash the sophomore full-length album called "Clockwork Immortality" on the 7th of December 2018.
The band consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard). The Lovebites sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands that have directly influenced their writing. Coupled with their own unique take on music, taking a piece from each member’s eclectic background and experiences, everything has culminated into forging a truly formidable group.
Their first European tour, including stops in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK starts on the 13th of November this year!
Lovebites European & UK tour:
13.11. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
14.11. D Essen - Zeche Carl
16.11. D Hamburg - Logo
19.11. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
20.11 FR Paris - Nouveau Casino
21.11. UK London - O2 Academy Islington
Lovebites started working on their first EP at the end of 2016, joined by the amazing engineering team of Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila from Finland who are known for their work with Nightwish, Children of Bodom and Amorphis to name but a few. The Lovebites EP was the end product of those sessions, which was released in mid-2017. In October 2017 they released their first full album, "Awakening From Abyss". In the aftermath of the release of "Awakening From Abyss" in October 2017 through Europe and North America; Asami, Haruna, Midori, Miho and Miyako performed their first overseas live shows in London.
On the heels of this success, in June 2018 the all-female band won the Best New Band award at the Golden Gods Awards held by the UK music magazine Metal Hammer, being the very first Japanese band to pull this off.
Lovebites released their second mini album "Battle Against Damnation" that same month, taking it on the road with them to the world’s biggest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany, where they drove a crowd of over 10,000 people into frenzy before appearing on the main stage at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air headlined by Judas Priest.
Asami | vocals
Midori | guitars
Miyako | guitars
Miho | bass
Haruna | drums
DragonForce´s Fred Leclercq and Joey Jordison of Vimic (former drummer and co-founding member of Slipknot), who just released the brand new and critically acclaimed album 'Repulsion For Humanity' by all-star death metal band Sinsaenum on August 10th 2018 with Ear Music, are about to kick off for an extensive European tour this September! Starting on September 28th with shows in France, continuing their run all over Germany, Poland, Italy, Scandinavia, BeNeLux and many more European hot spots with a final show in Helsinki a month later, the band will be joined by very special guests Hatesphere.
When you hear about artist side projects or self-styled “all-star bands”, you usually cannot help but roll your eyes at the audacity of the creators. However, when it comes to the extreme metal beast that is Sinsaenum, open your mind and ears and forget your preconceptions! Whilst they may draw their sonic power from renowned names, these are first and foremost friends joining forces as the most logical thing to do. Sinsaenum is a solidly bonded band of like-minded great musicians featuring Joey Jordison, DragonForce's Fred Leclercq, Attila Csihar from Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem and drone masters SunnO))) (who has been featured on the band's highly acclaimed debut album 'Echoes Of The Tortured`'), Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans Dååth and Chimaira, Stéphane Buriez of French death metal veterans Loudblast as well as Heimoth, mastermind of eclectic extremists Seth.
“I’ve been a death metal fan ever since and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it’s something I always wanted to do,” says multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso bass player of London-based Power Metallers DragonForce Fred Leclercq, who sticks to the guitar on this venture. “There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.”
The end result of this mighty fusion is the second successfully released album titled 'Repulsion For Humanity', featuring some head-splitting riffs, challenging rhythms and structures, but at once such an infectious record created by one of the most influencing and incredibly versatile musicians the metal scene has to offer.
It's been just a matter of time to finally bring this exciting band project live on stage:-
"We are really excited about this upcoming tour in the fall and we looking forward to finally being able to meet our fans. To embark on this run with HateSphere is an honour and a great motivation to outdo ourselves every night! Those of you who have already seen us with our other bands know what we are capable of; all these energies combined will be something unique you dont want to miss! See you all very soon!“ - Joey, Steph, Heimoth, Sean, Fred.
Check out this promising teaser in support of the band's upcoming 'Repulsion For Humanity Tour 2018' right HERE!
Make sure to catch this unique all-star death metal group of Sinsaenum live on the following dates, presented by Dragon Productions with very special guests Hatesphere:-
28.09.18 FR St. Brieuc / La Citrouille, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
29.09.18 FR Paris / Flow, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
30.09.18 FR Reims / La Cartonnerie, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
01.10.18 LUX Esch Sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
03.10.18 DE Hamburg / Knust, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
04.10.18 DE Hannover / Musikzentrum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
05.10.18 DE Berlin / Lido, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
06.10.18 PL Warsaw / Proxima, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
07.10.18 CZ Prag / Futurum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
09.10.18 DE München / Backstage, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
10.10.18 HU Budapest / Dürer Kert, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
11.10.18 AT Wien / Szene, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
12.10.18 CH Zug / Galvanik, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
13.10.18 IT Milano / Legend, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
14.10.18 FR St. Étienne / Le Fil, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
16.10.18 FR Colmar / Grillen, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
17.10.18 DE Stuttgart / ClubCANN, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
18.10.18 BE Vosselaar / Biebob, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
19.10.18 UK London / The Dome, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
20.10.18 NL Amstelveen / P60, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
21.10.18 DK Kopenhagen / Vega, with HateSphere
22.10.18 SE Göteborg / Sticky Fingers, with HateSphere
23.10.18 NO Oslo / Parkteateret, with HateSphere
24.10.18 SE Stockholm / Klubben, with HateSphere
26.10.18 FI Turku / Apollo, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
27.10.18 FI Tampere / Olympia, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
28.10.18 FI Helsinki / On The Rocks, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
Exclusive V.I.P tickets are now available under the following link:
More upcoming Sinsaenum Live Dates:
29.10.18 RUS St. Petersburg
30.10.18 RUS Moscow
01.11.18 TW Taipei / The Wall
02/11/18 CN Hong Kong / TTN
03/11/18 PHL Manila /tba
04/11/18 THA Bangkok /Hollywood Awards
06.11.18 JP Tokyo Club Quattro, with Sigh
08.11.18 AUS Sydney / Factory Theatre, with Bulletbelt, Heathenspawn & Tamerlan Empire
10.11.18 AUS Melbourne / Max Watt's, with Bulletbelt, Scaphis & Requiem
11.11.18 NZ Wellington Valhalla, with BulletBelt
13.11.18 NZ Auckland Whammy Bar, with BulletBelt
Iberian Black Metal act Noctem have recently confirmed a whole list of new shows, tours and festivals in September and October of this year. The band that released their acclaimed album "Haeresis" in 2016 through Prosthetic Records and Art Gates Records is finishing the presentation time of this opus, right now immersed in the creative process for their next one. Noctem will tour in the UK, Spain supporting Batushka and central and north Europe!
05/09 - The Black Heart / London (UK)
06/09 - The Old England / Bristol (UK)
07/09 - TBC (UK)
08/09 - Manchester Death Metal Feast / Manchester (UK)
22/09 - Sála Bóveda / Barcelona (Spain)
22/09 - Metal Infernus II Fest / Valencia (Spain)
23/09 - Caracol / Madrid (Spain)
26/09 - Bilbao / Stage Live (Spain)
28/09 - Coast Rock Fest / Emden (Germany)
29/09 - Frehafen / Gottingen (Germany)
30/09 - Db's / Utrecht (Netherlands)
02/10 - Blackland Festival / Berlin (Germany)
03/10 - MCP Apache / Fontaine L'eveque (Belgium)
05/10 - Peter Weiss Haus / Rostock (Germany)
06/10 - Slaktmanad / Hultsfred (Sweden)
The new album of the band is expected for the beginning of 2019.
More info coming soon to www.artgatesrecords.com, www.prostheticrecords.com and the official sites of Noctem:
Cretura returns overseas in September. Taking on England, Scotland and Ireland in one tour setting. Already joining forces are Mordrake from Bristol, Byrde from Norway, A Night In The Snow from Ireland and more bands still to be announced.
“In the set-list for this tour we’re going to try a whole bunch of different things. Our rehearsal plan is booked throughout august and September so that we can prepare everything and be at our best..even better than before!” - Sárá, Cretura
Cretura has ben on and off tour for the past 2 years after releasing their debut album “Fall Of The Seventh Golden Star”. The album made good reviews internationally and enabled the band to do tv appearances, tours and festivals. Last festival was the Metalhead Meeting with Behemoth and Cradle Of Filth.
Having their tour van stolen in Denmark, equipment stolen in Poland, and guitar gone missing from an aeroplane in Finland are all challenges the band has faced throughout their touring cycles and have managed to overcome. Shows are always the main priority!
“We are excited to be able to return to London, Essex and Leicester, places we visited last time around. And to be able to cover 3 countries in one tour leg is amazing!” - Markus, Cretura
- 25.09.2018 - The Unicorn, Camden, London
- 27.09.2018 - The Basement, Essex.
- 28.09.2018 - Firebug, Leicester.
- 29.09.2018 - The Gryphon Real Ale and Metal pub, Bristol.
- 30.09.2018 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland.
- 01.10.2018 - The Wharf Chamber, Leeds.
- 03.10.2018 - The Black Box, Belfast, Ireland
- 04.10.2018 - Fibber Magees, Dublin, Ireland
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
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