Canadian power metal band Blackguard are proud to announce their return to Europe, supporting Kamelot on their upcoming European tour beginning November 2nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Vocalist Paul Zinay comments “We had a blast conquering North America with Kamelot and now it's time to conquer some new territories. We are very honored that we were asked to join them on this tour and we'd like to give our deepest thanks and gratitude to Thomas and all of the Kamelot crew for extending us this invitation. This will be the last tour supporting our latest album 'Firefight' and we can't imagine ending on a higher note than this.”
The band is currently in the studio completing their forthcoming album 'Storm', out Spring 2013. They will begin a month long headlining tour starting October 7th in New York City and then join Epica on tour starting October 23rd. Watch their most recent video “Firefight” here.
Headlining Tour Dates:
10/07- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
10/08- Dayton, OH @ Spitfire
10/09- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
10/10- West Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/11- Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
10/12- Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
10/13- Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
10/16- Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/17- Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
10/18- Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
10/19- Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
10/20- Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
10/23- Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
10/25- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
10/26- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/27- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/29- Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
10/30- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/02- Eindhoven, NL @ De Effenaar
11/03- Pratteln, SW @ Z7
11/04- Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
11/05- Stuttgart, DE @ LKA/ Longhorn
11/06- Antwerpen, BE @ Trix
11/07- London, UK @ HMV Forum
11/09- Barakaldo, ES @ Rock Star Live
11/10- Madrid, ES @ Sala Arena
11/11- Bareclona, ES @ Razmatazz 2
11/13- Bologna, IT @ Estragon
11/14- Wien, AT @ Scene
11/16- Berlin, DE @ C-Club
11/17- Geiselwind, DE @ Music Hall
11/18- Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
11/20- Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
11/21- Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Musikkens Hus
11/22- Stockholm, SE @ Gota Kallare
11/23- Gothenburg, SE @ Tradgarn
11/24- Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Blessthefall are excited to announce their North American headline tour.
The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour is presented by Peter Says Denim, with support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. The globe-trotting metal warriors kick off their 22 date trek with a stop on the California Metalfest in San Bernardino, CA on November 24.
"We are really excited to get back out on the road and headline!" comments guitarist Eric Lambert. "Can't wait to shred Canada and the United States again!"
To follow up a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently gearing up to invade the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns. Returning to the UK for the second time this year, the band were recently praised by Kerrang! Magazine as "one of the world's most explosive live bands".
Having already shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Atreyu, and Underoath, the band are no strangers to the road, and will continue their live onslaught through the rest of year!
Never Say Die Tour w/ We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and more.
Oct 12 - Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
Oct 13 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Zapata
Oct 14 - Paris, France @ La Trabendo
Oct 15 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 17 - Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Oct 18 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Zaal
Oct 20 - Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 21 - Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
Oct 22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 23 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben/Fryshuset
Oct 25 - Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
Oct 26 - Esch, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Oct 27 - Pratteln, Switzerland @ 27
Oct 28 - Tezzo D'Adda (Milan) Italy @ Live Club
Oct 29 - Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Oct 30 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
Nov 01 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Nov 02 - Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Nov 03 - Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
Nov 06 - Moscow, Russia @ Pipl
The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour presented by Peter Says Denim w/ A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip The Foreplay
Nov 24 - San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (CA Metalfest)
Nov 26 - Spokane, WA @ A Club
Nov 27 - Calgary, AB @ The Den
Nov 28 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 29 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub
Nov 30 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Dec 1 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 3 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
Dec 4 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 5 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Dec 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Dec 7 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Dec 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Dec 10 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Dec 11 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Dec 13 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Dec 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Bixby
Dec 15 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Dec 16 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec 17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 18 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Dec 19 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
L-R - Jesse Hord – Bass/Backing Vocals | Brian Gamblin – Lead Vocals / Guitar | Casey Ory – Drums | Kyle Gamblin – Vocals/Guitar - (Photo Credit : Shimon Karmel)
Canadian thrashers Titans Eve whom unleashed their second full-length album, 'Life Apocalypse' earlier this July are proud to offer fans a free download of their track 'Destined To Die' exclusively on SMNNews.com at the following location here. The band will also be on European tour with Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy this coming October. This will be the bands first European tour that will see them perform in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Spain for the 10 show dates just after coming off Canadian summer tours with Anvil and Kill Devil Hill, the new band that features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down).
Life Apocalypse's eleven tracks of powerful modern metal were produced by Titans Eve and recorded by Sacha Laskow of Divinity at Perfect Fifth Studios in Calgary, AB and is the follow up to last year's debut album ‘The Divine Equal’ that was named ‘Album of the Month’ (Sept 2011) by Metal Hammer Germany and conquered the #7 on the Top 20 of 2011 Canadian Loud Charts.
1. Overcast (1:08)
2. Destined To Die (3:09)
3. Road To Ruin (4:17)
4. The Abyss (4:22)
5. Descension (Instrumental) (0:29)
6. Life Apocalypse (4:47)
7. A Wound That Never Heals (Instrumental) (3:28)
8. Hollow Gods (4:43)
9. Divided We Fall (2:41)
10. Frozen In Time (5:05)
11. The Void (3:54)
Sept 28, 2012 - Funky Winkerbean - Vancouver, BC w/ Makaria, Abriosis
Tour Dates w/ ARCH ENEMY:
October 10, 2012 - L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland
October 14, 2012 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
October 16, 2012 - Gemeindesaal - Kundl, Austria
October 17, 2012 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
October 19, 2012 - Kulturfabrik - Krefeld, Germany
October 21, 2012 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
October 23, 2012 - Totem - Pamplona, Spain
October 25, 2012 - Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
October 26, 2012 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
October 27, 2012 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
For more info on Titans Eve please visit their official website www.TitansEve.com or follow them on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.
Titans Eve – Life Apocalypse – 2012
Release Date: July 13, 2012
"Best of all, the hooks on this record are enormous, with none of the eleven tracks feeling like a throwaway. The tunes are so insistent and contagious that it feels like they fly by: you’ve got the Mastodonian stomp of “Destined to Die”, the Maiden-esque guitar melody that sneaks into the thunderous “Road to Ruin”, the melodic thrash of “The Abyss”, the crushing mid-tempo groove that dominates the chorus of “Life Apocalypse.” - MSN.com
"Titans Eve have kicked their technical proficiency into high gear, delivering an exceptional album of brilliant, horrifyingly astute and elegantly written material; the lyrics are grim poetry set to cruel, brutal and mathematically precise orchestration...The songs “The Abyss”, the title track “Life Apocalypse”, “Hollow Gods” and “The Void” are outstanding on this disc, speaking brutal truth and cruel fact in untenably honest fashion, their individual tales riding well with the overall theme of this collection." - Confront Magazine
"After a brief acoustic intro, Life Apocalypse really gets fired up and under way with "Destined to Die", a real thrashing, head banging song that sets the pace for the rest of the disc. The combination of old school metal influences with more current metal sensibilities is just aurally stunning. These guys have created an album that kicks some serious ass from start to finish; I was fully engrossed in it from the beginning." - PureGrainAudio.com
"Now and again, an album comes along that, immediately, on first listen, jumps out of your stereo (or, in this case, a towering 2,000 watt DJ rig), grabs you by your scrawny, hungover little throat and screams at you “bet you weren’t expecting this, muthafucka?”. This sophomore release from Vancouver thrashers Titan’s Eve is one of those." - PlanetMosh.com
"What Titans Eve has managed to do with an album based on hardship is inject an air of triumph into their catchy delivery. The uplifting nature that saturates the album brings hope that no matter what we face in our lives, all our life apocalypses, the strength to rise above them is within us all." - Hellbound.ca
"As I’ve listened to Life Apocalypse, I’ve come to realize that Titans Eve isn’t trying to sound like the other guys. Titans Eve hasn’t run off with old school fever. Titans Eve hasn’t caved into an over-swollen modern persona of sound either. Instead, Titans Eve truly plays their ownscorching brand of Thrash Metal. Yes, the overall feel, vibe and sound that Titans Eve has tapped into has given me every reason to believe they will be around in another decade… or two." - MetalOdyssey.net
"Vancouver, Canada’s Titan’s Eve are a nice breath of fresh air in a style of music that seems to be half-populated with Exodus clones. Melody, precision and the very occasional semi-clean sung vocal passage give this album a very nice edge." - Shreddernet.com
"The intensity of all instruments comes together very nicely on 'Life Apocalypse' – especially on track four 'The Abyss,' which is one of the main treats off the album. In addition to being an overall nice and solid track, 'The Abyss' offers one of the album's longest and tightest guitar solos, which stretches over 40-50 seconds." - Toronto Metal Music Examiner
"Just to pick a couple of highlights, there's the headlong slam dance ofLife Apocalypse with its blast beat drumming and distinctive signature riffing. Then there's the high speed thrash out of Destined To Die - a cut that reminds me of Onslaughts classic 'Power From Hell' debut album; a gloriously chilled and melancholy out instrumental entitled A Wound That Never Heals - complete with a rather groovy bongo drum line!! and the divinely majestic Frozen In Time - an true mini epic if ever there was that goes from slow and acoustic to Priest-U-like twin guitar harmonies to heavy as fuck grind and pound and back again. All damn good stuff." 4.5/5 - The BCFM Sunday Rock Show 93.2fm (Bristol UK)
“Titans Eve has quickly risen through the ranks of the Vancouver metal scene, quickly becoming one of the best thrash bands in town.” – Absolute Underground Magazine
“Titans Eve had everything that was needed to make for a killer show; solid memorable music that can move even the folks who are unfamiliar with the songs, backed by a tight, powerful performance. ” – Metalstorm.net (Live Review)
“TITANS EVE have embraced the old fashioned Thrash ethic of keeping an eye on quality and not going overboard with content. ” – Metal-Observer.com
Suffolk Melodic Metalcore mob Upon Thrones have released their latest demo track 'Exhausted Apologies' which can be streamed and downloaded below.
The band's bio is as thus:
"Our self-titled E.P, Upon Thrones is built upon stories that are drawn from the experiences we have had this past year. 'We Regret To Inform You', 'Exhausted Apologies', 'Witness Our Rebirth', 'Hold on', 'Pain Ends' and 'Apathy' will take listeners through events in which we lost loved ones, and pushed away those who loved us.
They speak about the strength of friendship, the comfort of strangers and the damages that can change a person you adore. I wanted to convey the truths of such realities in a way that could be related to; words that might even help audiences come to terms with their own grievances, and offer a positive perspective when life seems at its darkest.
Witness Our Rebirth and Apathy are the E.P's anthems. I needed to show that for each painful memory, we have shared just as many beautiful and heart warming moments with people who selflessly gave us their time."
DreamScar, the Experimental / Gothic / Metalcore sextet from the heart of the Las Vegas, have emerged victorius in their nominated category 'Stars Of Tomorrow Award!' at the VRMAS (Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards) 2012.
Seen as perhaps the joint pioneers of the Gothic Metalcore sound alongside now-established Pennsylvanians Motionless In White, Dreamscar take the listener on a journey of darkness, fantasy and more importantly shadowy atmospheres, bringing in a cold and bitter feeling with added irony given Las Vegas' desert climate.
The award ceremony was broadcast on Sunday August 26 2012 via AXS.TV and was attended by (and some of them awarded) the likes of Vinnie Paul, Sammy Hagar, David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Michael Schenker, Valora, Geoff Tate, Levi Bention (Miss May I) and of course the organiser Sally Steele.
Below is the award ceremony part for with DreamScar were utterly stunned / post-stoked.
Motionless In White has unveiled the cover art for their highly anticipated forthcoming full-length 'Infamous', set for release on November 13, 2012.
In the two years since the release of acclaimed debut 'Creatures', Motionless In White has constantly challenged the concept of "playing it safe". Unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate, their ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery that has captivated both fans and media around the globe. The scintilating sextet's second full-length, 'Infamous' was produced by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson). 'Infamous' sees the band embracing the hype and stepping up to the plate, delivering a collection of tracks that has refined, defined and intensified the band's sound.
Motionless In White will be releasing a limited edition vinyl version of debut album 'Creatures', available September 25th. A limited run of 1,031 black splatter / grimace purple copies will be printed, in spirit of the bands favorite holiday, Halloween (31/10). Additionally, a standard pressing of 'Creatures' will be available in grimace purple at retailers world-wide.
The vinyl is available for pre-order now at Merchnow (U.S.) and Firebrand (Europe).
Stepping off a successful full summer on Vans Warped Tour, the band storm into sold out runs in the UK and Japan, before wowing fans this fall on their first North American headline tour, and then returning overseas on a UK run with Asking Alexandria in early 2013.
UK Tour Dates
Sept 12 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners - SOLD OUT!
Sept 13 - London, UK @ Underworld - SOLD OUT!
Sept 15 - Birmingham, UK @ Asylum - SOLD OUT!
Sept 16 - Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse - SOLD OUT!
Sept 17 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks - SOLD OUT!
Sept 18 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit - SOLD OUT!
Rockstar Energy Drink presentes The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White w/ Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
Nov 8 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov 9 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 10 - Stroudsburg, PA @Sherman Theatre
Nov 11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 12 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
Nov 13 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 15 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 16 - Orlando, FL - Club 57 West
Nov 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Nov 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Nov 24 - Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
Nov 25 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Nov 26 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 27 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 30 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 01 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 02 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Dec 04 - Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Dec 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 06 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Dec 07 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
Dec 08 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Dec 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Dec 11 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Dec 12 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Dec 13 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Dec 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Dec 15 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
UK Tour w/ Asking Alexandria
Jan 15 - Dublin @ The Academy
Jan 16 - Belfast @ Mandela Hall
Jan 17 - Glasgow @ Barrowland
Jan 19 - London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Feb 10 - Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Feb 11 - Manchester @ Manchester Academy
Struc/tures return to Europe w/ Parkway Drive, Emmure & The Word Alive & release single this November
Canadian technical metal trail blazers Struc/tures return to the UK and Europe this November to tour with Parkway Drive, Emmure and The Word Alive, on what is set to be one of the biggest metal tours of the year.
Demand for the Toronto quintet to return to our shores has been huge following their highly successful tour with Veil Of Maya in April, and the band cannot wait to come over and blow our minds with their technical wizardry and ball busting grooves once again.
Check out the new single ‘Hydroplaning’, to be released on November 12th.
Aged only 19-20, Struc/tures wrote, recorded and self-released a five track EP in April 2011 which took the underground scene by storm and promptly propelled them to the top of the Toronto scene. It wasn’t long before esteemed US label Sumerian picked them up to release their outstanding debut album ‘Divided By’ in October 2011, and the band have been unstoppable ever since. Having spent the last year touring the world and most recently their homeland with UK metallers Architects, Struc/tures are set to return to Europe on 13 November.
11/13 - Tilburg, NET – 013
11/14 - Birmingham, UK – Ballroom
11/15 - Manchester, UK – Academy
11/16 - Leeds, UK – University
11/17 - London, UK – Roundhouse
11/18 - Lint, BEL – Eurocam Media Center
11/19 - Hamburg, GER – Große Freiheit 36
11/20 - Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/21 - Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
11/22 - Gothenburg, SWE – Trädgårn
11/23 - Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/24 - Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/25 - Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/26 - Zürich, SWI – Komplex
11/27 - Trezzo Sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
11/28 - München, GER – Kesselhaus
11/29 - Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
11/30 - Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/01 - Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
_Power Quest have been announced to headline the newly revived Metieval festival which will take place on Sunday 16th December at the Piper Club in Hull.
The 12 hour rock and metal event will feature many original quaility bands including Salem, Alice In Thunderland, Battalions, Infernal Creation, Innersylum, Pastel Jack many more still to be confirmed
Further details, including ticket prices, full line-up and age limits, to be announced. For more info visit here.
It is with heavy hearts that we have learnt news that the beloved Kipster has chose to depart Silent Descent after four years active duties playing DJ/Samples in the band who hail from Dartford, Kent and play an eclectic mix of European style Melodic Death Metal with upbeat trance music.
According to Silent Descent:
"The Kip man will still be writing with us on the next album and we may even see him performing at the odd show, but for now it's goodbye. This Thursday at Leo's Red Lion will be Chippies last show, so please make the effort and come give him an awesome send off!"
"We're not actively looking to replace Kips, but if you think you've what it takes as a trance, dubstep, synth heavy producer, then please give us a message".
Kipster gave his services on the band's critically-acclaimed debut album 'Duplicity' which earned them rave reviews even from Metal Hammer who lauded them as 'The Trance Metal juggernaut the world has been waiting for'.
He recently recorded on the band's sophomore album 'Mind Games' and this album received good reviews too.
After a string of countless Download Festival appearances and tours / gigs with bands such as Mask Of Virtue, The Dead Lay Waiting, Blood Stain Child and naturally his last ever gig at the Leo's RED Roar in Gravesend, Kent this upcoming Thursday.
All at Global Metal Apocalypse wish him a bright and prosperous future and we will endeavour to keep up with both Silent Descent and Kipster's own project.
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