New Zealand global metal frontrunners Alien Weaponry have been touring around the world nonstop since the 2021 release of their acclaimed sophomore album, Tangaroa, out now via Napalm Records! Spreading vital messages of peace, awareness and warning through the power of their culturally-driven music, Tangaroa proves a massive next step for the band – encompassing all of the elements that make Alien Weaponry heavy metal’s most authentic rising stars.
Following the release of their three previous Tangaroa music videos for "Tangaroa", "Buried Underground", and "Hatupatu", today, in anticipation of their winter and early 2023 performance plans supporting both Guns N' Roses and Gojira, Alien Weaponry have dropped an official video for none other than their album closer track "Down The Rabbit Hole". The track extends an important proclamation against bullying through the eyes and experiences of frontman Lewis de Jong.
Lewis de Jong says about "Down The Rabbit Hole":
"This was an absolute blast to film! 'Down The Rabbit Hole' represents the growth I've experienced throughout my life and putting to bed demons from the past. The video captures the meaning well - the broken objects representing said demons. It’s the rough times in life that make you who you are, as long as you rise above it."
Watch the brand new official music video for “Down The Rabbit Hole” HERE
As mentioned above, Alien Weaponry is thrilled to be hitting the road this winter and next spring with some of rock and metal's biggest icons. In December, the band will support Guns N' Roses on two shows in their home country of New Zealand, and will pick back up to join Gojira on a tour of the UK and Europe in February 2023. See below for all tour dates, and for individual show information, visit www.alienweaponry.com.
Alien Weaponry upcoming tour dates:
w/ Guns N' Roses in 2022
w/ Gojira in 2023
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Des Moines’ firebrands, Vended have revealed another incendiary new single, 'Ded To Me', ahead of their first ever UK and European dates.
The five-piece tell us; “This song is unforgiving and uncompromising. We are back and better than ever. This is a straight fuck you!”
Next week, the five piece will cross the pond to mainland Europe for their debut European shows, kicking off in Bucharest, Romania on 20th July. In August, they will find themselves on UK shores for their first British festival, opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage at the UK's biggest extreme music fest, BLOODSTOCK on Sunday 14th August. They will then play headline shows in London and Bournemouth before continuing their touring back out in mainland Europe.
Vended continue; "We’ve spent the past year playing shows, touring, releasing music, and meeting fans in the U.S. Now it’s time to start world domination and hit Europe with the same energy. Hope you're ready, here we come…!"
Late last year, the band dropped a duo of singles ('Asylum' and 'Burn My Misery') ahead of their 5-track debut EP, ‘What Is It / Kill It’, which arrived at DSPs on November 12th. The much-acclaimed collection was recorded with Griffin Landa of The Acacia Strain. The two singles bookended their first US headline tour, after which the band went on to open the day's proceedings at the huge Knotfest Los Angeles show at the Banc Of California Stadium, playing alongside Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange and Cherry Bombs.
Vended‘s fresh and furious sound heralds a new era of heavy music and the arrival of the next generation of brutality. Formed in February 2018 by Cole Espeland (lead guitar), Griffin Taylor (vocals), Simon Crahan (drums), Jeremiah Pugh (bass) and Connor Grodzicki (rhythm guitar), Vended showcase a barbarous sound built on foundations laid by the power and precision of the rhythm section, layered with vicious guitars, soul crushing solos and guttural-yet-melodic vocals portraying the hardships and harsh realities of life.
Stay tuned for more coming from VENDED very soon. In the meantime, catch them live at any of the dates below. Tickets available at OfficialVended.com.
VENDED SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR 2022
With SLIPKNOT - ##
With LAMB OF GOD and KREATOR - **
American metalcore outfit Light The Torch unveil "Death Of Me" music video + embark on tour With Killswitch Engage + August Burns Red
Light The Torch — Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar] and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — are kicking off 2022 in a massive way. The band has just shared the video for "Death of Me." Watch it here.
The song appears on the band's latest album, You Will Be the Death of Me, out now through Nuclear Blast.
"'Death of Me' is a song dedicated to that one single person or habit you can't shake," Jones explains. "A slow death hurts so much more. Ramon [Boutviseth] did a great job with directing this video and we hope you enjoy it. We're excited to play the song for all of you on the 'Atonement' tour, which starts today!” [started 28th Jan]
As mentioned by Jones, Light the Torch's tour with Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red kicks off tonight, January 28, in Pittsburgh. It's their first tour in support of the new album, which arrived last June. All dates are below.
LIGHT THE TORCH w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + AUGUST BURNS RED:
Australian modern metallers Temtris unveil lyric video for title track of upcoming album "Ritual Warfare" & announce tour
Australian modern heavy metal powerhouse Temtris are releasing a lyric video as an appetiser for their sixth studio album. They have chosen the album's title track, Ritual Warfare. The album Ritual Warfare is due for release on 30 April 2021 via Wormholedeath. The band also announced the Ritual Warfare Across Australia tour dates to promote their release.
Ritual Warfare Across Australia Tour Dates
Temtris combines the best elements of heavy metal and brings them to life with a modern feel. Ritual Warfare delivers powerful and soaring vocals, twin guitar harmonies, blazing solos and a crushing rhythm section that drives a catchy chorus leaving you hungry for more.
Ritual Warfare single is available on all digital platforms.
Temtris are a five piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. In to 2018 Temtris released their 5th Studio Album Rature and toured Australia in support. 2019 saw Temtris play with bands such as Loudness, Ensiferum, Girlschool, Tank , Raven, Metal Church, Marty Friedman and a one off acoustic show with Michael Sweet. In 2020, Temtris headlined Smashfest in NZ and opened the show for Geoff Tate in Sydney. Now the powerhouse band is about to release their 6th studio 'Ritual Warfare' album in April.
World dominating, multi-award nominated Bring Me The Horizon are poised to release a highly anticipated EP entitled ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ on October 30th via RCA. Today, they also announced a long awaited Arena tour, kicking off on September 21st 2021 at Glasgow SSE Hydro. This will be their only live shows in the UK for 2021.
Continuing to push their creative boundaries, even during lockdown, the band have created a body of work that is arguably one of their most exciting, diverse, intricate pieces of music to date.
The first two tracks from the EP ‘Parasite Eve’ and the recent colossus ‘Obey’ featuring fellow Brit Yungblud, have received critical acclaim and amassed over 115 Million audio and video streams combined to date. Other guests on the EP include Babymetal, Nova Twins and Amy Lee from Evanescence.
EP –POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’
UK TOUR DATES – SEPTEMBER 2021
21st – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
22nd – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24th – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
25th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
26th – London The O2 Arena
Scarlet Aura have become a staple in the European metal scene with their powerful live shows and crushing heavy metal. After touring internationally with artists like Rhapsody of Fire, Tarja, Beast in Black and Soto, releasing critically acclaimed albums and gaining steady followers on all channels, Scarlet Aura are now set to release their fifth album “Stormbreaker” and just shared the album’s cover art, tracklisting and release date with their fans for their anticipated new album.
The brand-new album “Stormbreaker” features the previously released single track ‘High in the Sky’ which debuted live during their summer tour.
Check out the music video ‘High in The Sky’ as first single from the new album “Stormbreaker” here https://youtu.be/xg-4sWp_QzY
The new album “Stormbreaker” will also mark the official release of the second fantasy book volume from the same trilogy. Scarlet Aura continues the conceptual “The Book Of Scarlet Trilogy” showing who they are through the musical and the lyrical part. The new album and book release date are set for 27th of March 2020.
Aura, the front lady, states:-
“As an artist I`m not afraid to dig into the unknown by approaching sensible subjects in our songs, subjects like the difficulty of being honest with others but also with yourself regarding your own feelings, the need of overcoming a huge sufferance that troubles you, the lack of courage when it`s about doing the right thing, the lack of love or the crying for it… subjects that make ourselves human, subjects that are in each one of us and that makes us who we are and maybe throughout our music, we get recovered, healed or better, we discover ourselves for who we really are because with any doubt music heals the spirit, metal heals the heart.
And so Stormbreaker was born and got the fantasy clothing as the second album from “The Book Of Scarlet” Trilogy which became without even knowing in advance, a journey, a process of getting our true self out there through this unique process of enjoying the combination between metal music and fantasy literature. The release album concerts will be true shows of spark in which we`ll use the amazing prop that will give you the goose bumps of the Scarlet world so join us, let`s make this 2020 tour into a sold out one, it will be definitely worth it!“.
Guitarist Mihai adds:-
“Stormbreaker continues the heavy metal statement we started with Hail To You and although “The Book Of Scarlet” trilogy takes these albums into a fantasy world of discovering Scarlet, I think we`ll all realize after listening that actually Scarlet is in each one of us. Stormbreaker comes rough, it comes straight forward, it comes in your face with the powerful rhythms, edgy guitar riffs, almost psychedelic guitar solos, hard crunchy bass lines, modulations and surprises at every step not giving you the time to get bored but to want more after every song, all of us exceeding even our own expectations. After I finished the production for Stormbreaker I was surprised of our evolution, I think it`s the best album Scarlet Aura had so far, I think it comes with the fresh sound and approach the heavy metal stage needs, I`m proud of how far we`ve got and I hope you`ll be too by coming to our shows and supporting the band. Can`t wait to see you out there!”
Dr. Tatyana Shubina, Managing Director of Silver City Records points out:-
“Eastern European countries and particularly Romania haven’t brought many metal bands on the international metal music radar, making with Scarlet Aura a beautiful exception also by their sparkling and full of energy fronted female singer, by their message full of light, by their powerful sound, unique guitar solos, song writing and the fantasy behind all this. Scarlet Aura in one word? Exceptional!”
The album was recorded in Bucharest at Silver City Studio and written, mixed, engineered and produced by Mihai Danciulescu, founder and guitar player of Scarlet Aura, with lyrics written by Aura Danciulescu. The album and the book will be released by Silver City Records, the band's own record label.
Accompanying the announcement of the release, Scarlet Aura will kick off a European wide tour in spring 2020 that will lead them through Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Bulgaria.
Scarlet Aura on “Stormbreaker-Tour” 2020
Release Album Shows:
27.03.20 Bulgaria Varna Club Smile
28.03.20 Romania Constanta Rock Halle
03.04.20 Bulgaria Ruse Max Club
10.04.20 Bulgaria Sofia Rock'n Rolla 500
11.04.20 Bulgaria Plovdiv Polinero Place
Scarlet Aura w/ Visions of Atlantis & Edenbridge:
17.04.20 Austria, Graz, Explosiv
18.04.20 Switzerland, Wetzikon, Hall Of Fame
19.04.20 Germany, Trier, Mergener Hof
21.04.20 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
22.04.20 France, Paris, Backstage by the Mill
23.04.20 United Kingdom, London, The Underworld
24.04.20 United Kingdom, Manchester, Rebellion
25.04.20 Netherlands, Utrecht, De Helling
26.04.20 Germany, Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.04.20 Germany, Cologne, Helios 37
29.04.20 Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
30.04.20 Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
01.05.20 Germany, Erfurt, From Hell
02.05.20 Czech Republic, Prague, Nova Chmelnice
03.04.20 Austria, Vienna, Szene
More live shows to be announced.
Swedish-Danish Modern Metallers Amaranthe launch 'Call Out My Name' drum cam video ahead of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"
Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019.
Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWcKnvu2hg
»Helix« - Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku - Turun Messukeskus (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki - Hartwall Arena (w/ SABATON, APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen - USF Verftet (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger - Folken (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge - Liljan (w/ ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping - DreamHack Winter (w/ HALESTORM, NEW YEARS DAY)
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011's "Amaranthe", 2013's "The Nexus", 2014's "Massive Addictive", 2016's "Maximalism", and 2018's "Helix"), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed Amaranthe's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of »Helix,« which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).
Be sure to follow the band on Spotify & YouTube to not miss any of their upcoming releases!
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik "GG6" Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Canadian Modern Metallers Juliet Ruin premiere 'Fight To Win' lyric video and announce Jinjer support dates
Edmonton, AB's Juliet Ruin recently released their first full-length album "Old Stardust, Love and Chaos" on September 6, 2019 to follow their 2017 debut self titled EP. The release promises to be more technical with heavy instrumentation, including some dabbling in low tuned 7 string guitars to create an original sound chock full of catchy hooks that convey a fresh and emotive feel to their heavy music. Lead vocalist Jess Ruin has added more screams, but also more clean techniques with her pop-esque power vocals. Fans of forward-thinking modern metal such as Evanescence, System of a Down, and Killswitch Engage should take special note of this powerful and emotive Canadian band.
Teaming up with GhostCultMag.com, Juliet Ruin is excited to premiere their latest lyric video for the track 'Fight To Win' at the following link HERE.
The band adds:
"'Fight to Win' is probably one of the more unique tracks on the album. It begins softly and quickly changes pace, flowing into our most experimental vocals in the verses. FTW is a wordy and exciting track with an array of vocal styles. The verses of this one are special vocally because of creative on-the-spot thinking in the studio by Diego Fernandez. The last-minute change to make the verses more spoken the entire mood of the song different. FTW is an ode to owning up to a vengeful nature just to flaunt it proudly as a warning sign."
Digital stream and download of Juliet Ruin's debut album "Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos" is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon.
Music Video 'Spite' here.
Lyric Video 'Seasons' here.
In additional news, Juliet Ruin will be supporting Ukraine's Jinjer in Calgary on October 29th and Edmonton on October 30th.
The band adds:
"We as a band are absolutely honoured to be opening up for Jinjer, we are all fans and their meteoric rise has been a pleasure to watch."
Oct 29 - Calgary, AB - Dickens w/ Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco
Oct 30 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room w/ Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco
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Long running Australian folk metallers, Valhalore recently released an epic music video for their new single Legacy.
Watch it here:- https://youtu.be/lzATM5RAMGE
The bands vocalist Lachlan Neate comments on the track:-
"Legacy is an impassioned cry for the every man to stand up and be counted! We find ourselves awake and aware on a habitable rock hurtling through space as old as time itself. Why not live epically and be remembered?! This song aims to incite a fire within the listener to appreciate their life, look within for what drives them, and to then go forth and 'conquer the day'!"
The video has clocked up an incredible 177 000 views on the bands Facebook post and has received unanimous praise from fans all over the world for its outstanding production values courtesy of Third Eye Visuals.
Catch Valhalore in the coming weeks as they join Finland’s legendary Kalmah on their Australian tour
Thursday, October 31: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday, November 1: Crowbar, Sydney
Sunday, November 3: Max Watts, Melbourne
Tickets on sale now via - www.overdrivetouring.com
Formed in 2013, Valhalore have been carving a path through the Australian metal landscape like an unstoppable Viking longship. Drawing upon elements of Melodic Death, Power, and Symphonic Metal, as well as folk music and cinematic scores, Valhalore weave a musical tapestry that is both breathtaking and awe-inspiring. With haunting melodic passages, crushing riffs, and heartfelt lyrical journeys, Valhalore awakens a sense of majesty within all who hear them.
Regarded as one of the most engaging live acts in the scene today. Their 2017 “Voyage Across Australia” tour saw the band play to a sold out Brisbane album launch, and hordes of screaming fans night after night, further solidifying their place as masters of their craft. The band have shared stages with notable global acts such as Kamelot, Eluveitie and Insomnium as well as Australian luminaries Be’Lakor and Lagerstein. In 2018 they made their international debut travelling to Japan in support of Ensiferum, Trollfest and Wind Rose.
Lachlan Neate – Lead Vocals, Mandolin & Cello
Anthony Willis – Guitar & Vocals
Lucas Fisher – Guitar & Vocals
Sophie Christensen – Low Whistle & Tin Whistle
Matthew Grimley – Bass Guitar
Morgan O'Sullivan – Drums
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Masterful Norwegian storytellers Wardruna sign to Sony Music/Columbia Records for the world, and announce European tour dates for 2020. Dates below with tickets going on sale on 11th October at 10am BST, 11am CEST. Details of the upcoming album shall be revealed in due course.
Einar Selvik comments:
“Wardruna has been a DIY to-the-bone kind of project since the very beginning. Slowly and patiently evolving. Working hard and always keeping the art itself as the primary decisive factor. This will never change for me, and so having people on our team that also embrace this way of working is paramount. Partnering up with Sony Music / Columbia Records is a new steppingstone for us and I am very confident that this new addition to the team will give us new opportunities to further develop our art and take it to the next level.”
2019 marks ten years since Wardruna’s first release. A series of sold out shows at prestigious concert venues around the world culminate in the highlight of the fall; Wardruna will perform in the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in the United States, followed by sold out European tour. The group's critically acclaimed “Runaljod” trilogy based on the Nordic runes reached its conclusion and was followed by a stripped-down, fully acoustic album exploring the ancient poetic traditions of the Skalds. This spring, a new chapter for the band will start. New music is being worked on as well as further steps in the band´s concert production.
“I don’t wish to reveal too much at this point but can say that we are now deep into the process of writing and recording a new album. When Wardruna gets up from the current studio-hibernation and initiate the concert-year of 2020, it is clearly allowed to hope for new music!" Says Einar Selvik.
WARDRUNA 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
28 Mar - Oslo (NOR) - Sentrum Scene
2 Apr - Kristiansand (NOR) - Kilden Teater
3 Apr - Stavanger (NOR) - Konserthus
4 Apr- Bergen (NOR) - Grieghallen
30 Apr - Moscow (RUS) - Crocus City Hall
01 May - St. Petersburg (RUS) - Yubileyny Sports Palace
03 May - Poznan (POL) - Hala Ziemi
04 May - Krakow (POL) - ICE Congress Center
05 May - Bratislava (SVK) - Refinery Gallery
07 May - Belgrade (SRB) - Sava Centar
08 May - Bucharest (ROM) - Arena Romanele
04 Jun - Manchester (UK) - Albert Hall
05 Jun - Dublin (IRL) - Vicar St.
06 Jun - Birmingham (UK) - Symphony Hall
07 Jun - Glasgow (UK) - Royal Concert Hall
09 Jun - London (UK) - Royal Festival Hall
10 Jun - Cambridge (UK) - Cambridge Corn Exchange
01 Aug - Savonlinna (FIN) - Savonlinna Opera Festival
21 Sep - Reykjavik (ISL) - Harpa
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