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Dragonforce announced to co-headline with Epica at London show in December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th June 2014 by Nico Davidson

UK power metal heroes Dragonforce have been announced to co-headline with Epica at their only UK show in London later this year. The show will take place at The Forum in London on 6th December. Fans are advised to grab their tickets quickly as demand for this double bill will be high. Tickets are on sale now via SeeTickets.com.

In related Dragonforce news, the band also unveiled their new video for  The Game last week. The video can be viewed below.

Dragonforce online:

http://www.dragonforce.com/
http://www.facebook.com/dragonforce

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Mørktår release details about new album Dark Years

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

London’s prophets of misanthropy Mørktår have recently revealed the details of their new album Dark Years since is set for release in winter, later this year. The themes surrounding the new album, like previous releases, will deal with misanthropy. The album, which will be the band’s debut album, features new lyricist and vocalist Repktkor and promises to deliver more than Mørktår’s demo releases. The tracklisting is as follows:

I. Happiness No Life
II. No Efficiency In Your Blood
III. Worse Than The Plague
IV. Loneliness Is All You Have
V. Painful Dark Death
VI. Dark Years
VII. Lifekut Misery

Mørktår will also be appearing at this year’s Valkyrian Festival in Bridlington. Weekend and day tickets are available from this location.

Mørktår online:

http://facebook.com/morktarofficial

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Epica announce one-off UK show as part of European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 23rd April 2014 by Nico Davidson

Dutch symphonic metallers Epica are set to embark on the first leg of their European tour in Winter this year, in support of their upcoming album, The Quantum Enigma which is set for release on 5th May 2014. The new album will be released via Nuclear Blast. Frontwoman Simone Simons comments:

After a little break from touring, we can’t wait to be on stage again and perform the new songs along with the old. Europe here we come!

As part of the European tour, the band will be hitting The Forum in London for a one-off UK show this year! Tickets are available from this location. Dagoba are the support act on the European tour.

Epica online:

http://epica.nl
http://facebook.com/EPICA
http://twitter.com/EPICA
http://YouTube.com/EPICA
http://instagram.com/EPICAOFFICIAL

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Blackberry Smoke announce UK tour for October

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 1st April 2014 by Nico Davidson

Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke have confirmed a string of UK dates for October, later this year. The Atlanta-based outfit unleashed their UK debut album, The Whippoorwill in February, gatecrashing the UK album chart at #30 and selling out their first UK tour with a string of upgraded venues on top.

The Guardian gave the album four out of five stars, and The Times similarly rated the live show, observing that the five-piece “brought a little bit of Georgia sunshine to a rainy night in London”.  With both Classic Rock and MOJO magazines tipping the band for the top in 2014, tickets for these new shows are sure to be snapped up fast. The new dates rack up as follows:

Wed 15th Oct – DUBLIN Academy
Thu 16th Oct – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 17th Oct – MANCHESTER Ritz
Sun 19th Oct – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 21st Oct – CAMBRIDGE Junction
Wed 22nd Oct – BIRMINGHAM Institute

Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am Wednesday 2nd April at SeeTickets.com and on general sale from 9am Friday 4th April over at LiveNation.co.uk. Vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Starr enthuses:

Our last European tour was just too damn short, so we can’t wait to come back and play for the people who couldn’t make it to the last shows.

Guitarist Paul Jackson underlines that, stating;

We had a blast in Europe on the last tour and can’t wait to head back over for the Fall run.  The country and people were amazing and beautiful. So much excitement and great getting to hang and shake hands with everyone.

Blackberry Smoke online:

http://blackberrysmoke.com
http://facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke

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Agnostic Front announce UK tour dates for August

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

New York’s hardcore royals Agnostic Front are set to return to the UK this summer for a handful of live shows, including Rebellion Festival in Blackpool and City Invasion in London. Tour dates are as follow:

Aug 10th –   Rebellion Festival, Winter Gardens, Blackpool
w/ Killing Joke, UK Subs, Subhumans and more
Aug 11th –  Dundee, Non Zeros
Aug 13th – Buckley, Tivoli
Aug 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Aug 15th – Edinburgh, Bannermans
Aug 16th – York, Fibbers
Aug 17th– City Invasion 2014, Forum, London
w/ Conflict, Poison Idea, The Business and more

Agnostic Front released their tenth studio album My Life My Way in 2011 via Nuclear Blast. Order your copy here.

Agnostic Front online:

http://agnosticfront.com
http://facebook.com/agnosticfront

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Martyr Defiled unleash new video and announce album launch show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

The heavy hitting Martyr Defiled are set to release their new album, No Hope No Morality, on 28th April, via Siege Of Armada Records and Century Media, and to celebrate its release, the band will be playing an intimate FREE entry show at The Garage in London on 23rd April.

The band have also just unleashed a brutal video for new single 616, which is the second track to come from the forthcoming release. The video can be viewed down below.

The tracklisting for No Hope No Morality is as follows:

1. LVCIFER
2. Demons In The Mist
3. Sineater
4. 616
5. No Hope
6. Neverender
7. Under The Influence
8. The Taste Of Iron
9. Of Sheep & Swine
10. Deathstare
11. No Morality
12. BONUS – Infidels
13. BONUS – Redneck (Lamb Of God Cover)

Martyr Defiled online:

http://facebook.com/martyrdefiled
http://martyrdefiled.tumblr.com

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Nile announce UK tour in June

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

US death metal pharaohs Nile have announced a UK tour for June. Legendary US power metallers Vicious Rumors are confirmed as special guests for the tour.

Tour dates are as follow:

Sun 22nd June – Southampton, The Brook
Mon 23rd June – London, The Underworld

With Vicious Rumors

Wed 25th June – Sheffield, Corporation
Thurs 26th June – Bilston (Wolverhampton) The Robin 2

Nile online:

http://nile-catacombs.net
http://facebook.com/nilecatacombs

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Inquisition announce UK & Eire tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 25th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

The darkening stars of black metal, Inquisition have announced the dates of their unholy conquest around the UK and Ireland. The blasphemous conquest around the British Isles will begin on 23th July at The Boston Arms in London before the sinister plague of black metal spreads to Scotland and Ireland before the final battle at Manchester’s Sound Control on 17th July. The full tour schedule is as follows:

13th July – London (UK) Boston Arms
14th July – Glasgow (UK) Audio
15th July – Belfast (UK) Voodoo
16th July – Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
17th July – Manchester (UK) Sound Control

Inquisition online:

http://facebook.com/inquisition.official

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Nile announce London show in June

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 25th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Kemetic-themed death metal pharaohs Nile are heading back to Britannia’s grand shores in June for for an exclusive appearance at London’s premiere metal venue Underground. The show will take place on Monday 23rd June and tickets are already available at this location. Special guests for the show are legendary power metal warriors Vicious Rumors.

Nile online:

http://nile-catacombs.net
http://facebook.com/nilecatacombs

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Savage Messiah give away last album for free on Bittorrent

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 7th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

London metallers Savage Messiah are giving away their last album for free via Bittorrent ahead of the release of their upcoming album The Fateful Dark.

Plague Of Conscience was originally released in 2012 and is available now on BitTorrent, with the first three tracks available instantly and the full album available after entering your e-mail address.  You can download Plague Of Conscience now for free on BitTorrent at this location.

Savage Messiah’s new album, The Fateful Dark, is due to be released on 10th March in Europe, 18th March in the USA and 7th April in the UK. The album is available to pre-order now from the Earache Webstore on CD with an exclusive bonus disc featuring three cover tracks, and is also available on limited edition coloured vinyl LP in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Iconocaust Clear
200 – Hellblazer (Red & Yellow Splatter)
300 – Cross of Babylon (Transparent Red)
400 – Black

All vinyl orders of The Fateful Dark also include a bonus 10″ vinyl featuring four cover tracks.  See an image of the different vinyl colours at this location. You can pre-order The Fateful Dark now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at this locationor in North America at this location.

The Fateful Dark is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including three bonus tracks and three instant grat tracks, at this location.

Savage Messiah online:

http://facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

 

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Electric River premiere lyric video for first single, In Your Name, from upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

It’s all going well for the fast rising Kent rockers Electric River who are fresh from a packed out show on Saturday at London’s Garage. Today, the Kent quartet drop the lyric video for their new single In Your Name which is taken from their upcoming album, The Faith & Patience. The single is out on 31st March via Cadiz Music. The lyric video can be viewed below.

Also, singer and bass player Sponge has been nominated for a ‘Best Frontman’ award at this Friday’s Pure Rawk awards at the Boston Arms in London.

Electric River online:

http://electricriver.co.uk
http://facebook.com/electricriver

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Tesseract present Of Matter (Live At Sphere Studio) video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th February 2014 by Nico Davidson

British prog rockers TesseracT have proudly presented the first part of their new album Altered State with a breath taking version of the track Of Matter live from the studio. The video which can be viewed below follows a tradition the band started with their debut album One, as the band explains:

Way back in 2010, we filmed a live recording of Concealing Fate at Sphere Studios with Francesco Carmeli. We enjoyed this so much that we have always wanted to do it again, and Altered State gave us the perfect opportunity to do so. Sphere Studios London has now closed and moved to L.A, so it was especially important for us to go back and film the recording of Of Matter before Francesco moved the studio.

This video is hopefully the first of four, that cover the whole of the latest album, where we aim to film four different recordings of the four different sections of Altered State in four different studios throughout our small little world. As with everything TesseracT, the video shows the slight evolution of each track as we take it from the studio on to the stage. We hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!

TesseracT are right now in Australia playing the massive Soundwave festival tour. Next stop for the band is North America. It will be TesseracT‘s third US tour supporting their critically acclaimed Altered State album. Former touring partners and label mates, Intronaut, who will be coming fresh off a tour of their own with Between The Buried and Me and Deafheaven will be direct support. To make these events even more special, instrumentalists, DIY prog artist, Cloudkicker, will be touring for the first time ever with the members of Intronaut as his backing band. European fans can see the band on a couple of summer festivals that will be announced soon.

TesseracT online:

http://facebook.com/tesseractband
http://twitter.com/tesseractband

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UKEM Records announce new signing

Posted in News with tags , , , on 10th February 2014 by Nico Davidson

UK based extreme metal label UKEM Records have announced a new signing in the form of Days Of Perversion. The London-based progressive death metallers are season veterans on the UK’s underground metal scene, featuring members of Crepitation and Blasphtized. Slated for a late 2014/early 2015 release, the band’s debut EP will feature bonus demo material.

Days of Perversion online:

http://facebook.com/DaysOfPerversion

 

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Ex Libris, Drekavac, Mørktår and Reign of Fury announced for Valkyrian Festival 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 21st January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Drekavac have been announced as support to fellow Scottish black metallers Cnoc an Tursa on Friday 21st November at Basement in Bridlington as part of Valkyrian Festival, which is in aid of Rape Crisis. Founded in 2011 by lead singer Hyperion, guitarist Mite, and drummer Mephistopheles, Drekavac made their debut onto the underground metal scene via a limited CD demo entitled The Litanies of the Dead in 2012. Inspired by black metal from its inception to its modern incarnations and inspired by folk, death metal and other musical elements, the band’s music was resplendent in its aggressive and melodic vocals, guitar work and relentless drums.

Less than a year later, the band’s fluid line up solidified with Xross on bass and Sceadugenga on Lead guitars. The band recently entered the studio to record their debut album Incipit Demonas Pandorum, which promises to be an impressive release.

Keeping in the vein of black metal, London misanthropic black metal coven Mørktår have been announced for the second day of Valkyrian Festival on 22nd November, where they will be sharing the stage with Belgium’s Azylya as well as Hamerex, Sakara and Divided We Fall. This will be Mørktår’s second show in Bridlington, following their show on 22nd November 2013 where they supported Finnish death metal titans Re-Armed at an almost sold-out show.

Created in 2006 as a solo project, Mørktår had never released a demo until an anonymous drummer was hired in 2008. Cries from the Dungeon was originally self-released in just London and Bergen, Norway. After this release, the drummer parted from Mørktår due to personal and musical differences with Thrym Mørktår. Again Mørktår was a solo project. This time self-releasing Reaped by Death E.P. Mørktår signed onto Thorn Laceration Records in early 2009 and re-released Cries from the Dungeon and Reaped by Death. Fra dette Mørk… was another self-release, limited to just 9 copies with blood stained cassette covers. In 2011, Vordhr (ex-Salems Orchid) was hired and an instrumental demo was released, limited again to just 9 copies on cassette only. Later in 2011 Mørktår recorded another demo, Now Cold and Dead… this time with a new bassist, Morrigan. This demo caught the attention of Salute Records from Sweden, who re-released it on a professional CD-R format. In 2013, a new drummer in the name of Sinmara has been added to the roster, replacing Vordhr, who left in 2012, creating an even more stable line up than the previous.

Bringing with them a more 80s styled thrash and NWOBHM dominated sound to the final night of Valkyrian Festival 2014 with them are metal band Reign of Fury, who played their festival show at Bloodstock 2012. Since the release of their highly acclaimed debut album the band have made an impressive impact on the live scene, becoming well known for their shows. Reign of Fury are also currently working on their second album which is due for release later this. The band commented:

Reign of Fury are very excited to be part of a fantastic event in aid of such an important cause. As a band that’s highly motivated to use their music for positive effect, playing Valkyrian Festival has been an ambition since we first found out about it. The blend of bands planned for 2014 make this one to watch, and we can’t wait to hit the stage and play for the NE fans!

Dutch progressive powerhouse Ex Libris will also be making their return to the UK as the final headliner for Valkyrian Festival 2014, making this their first UK show since The Dames of Darkness Festival in 2013 where they support fellow Dutch metallers Delain. The band whom features the very talented soprano vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen, also the frontwoman for German symphonic metallers Xandria, released their new album Medea on 18th January. Ex Libris will also be playing a number of shows around Europe this year, including one with Azylya in Holland on 22nd February. Further Ex Libris news can be found at their official Facebook page.

Valkyrian Festival will take place at Basement in Bridlington from Friday 21st November to Sunday 23rd November. The event is all-ages but valid ID will be required for the bar. It will also be the first edition of the Valkyrian Festival to feature a European headliner. Tickets are available for £15 from this location. The line-up is as follows:

Fri. 21st November

CNOC AN TURSA
Drekavac
Pantheon

Sat. 22nd November

AZYLYA
Sakara
Mørktår
Divided We Fall

Sun. 23rd November

EX LIBRIS
Reign of Fury

Valkyrian Festival is sponsored by The Crypt of Curiosities and Black Phoenix Rising Metal Forums. For further details, head over to the official Valkyrian Festival Facebook page. Other Valk-Fest news can be found on the official Valk-Fest Twitter.

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Whorion announce UK tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 19th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Finnish symphonic death metallers Whorion have announce a string of UK dates in support of their debut EP Fall Of Atlas. Support for the varying UK dates comes from Old Corpse Road, Necrogrinder and Hades Lab.

Tour dates are as follow:

17 May – The Basement, Bridlington (with Old Corpse Road)
18 May – South Sea Live, Sheffield (with Necrogrinder and Old Corpse Road)
19 May – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield (with Necrogrinder and Old Corpse Road)
21 May – The Roadhouse, Birmingham (with Necrogrinder)
22 May – Satan’s Hallow, Manchester (with Necrogrinder)
23 May – The Zombie Hut, Corby (with Necrogrinder)
24 May – Club 85, Hitchin (with Hades Lab)
25 May – New Cross Inn, London (with Hades Lab)

Whorion online:

http://www.whorion.com

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New Savage Messiah track streaming online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

London metallers Savage Messiah have posted a new song from their upcoming album The Fateful Dark, which is set for release on 10th March in Europe via Earache and 18th March in North American via Century Media and Earache.

Savage Messiah, who were recently banned from entering the Freemason UK headquarters in London for a photo shoot after the society deemed the band’s name offensive, are releasing three instant grat tracks on iTunes which can be downloaded in advance of the album’s release.

The new track, called Minority of One, is available now as an instant grat download and can be heard below, along with a previously-released track, Cross of Babylon.  A further track, Hellblazer, will be available as an instant grat download on iTunes on 10th February. Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver comments:

The title for this song comes from a famous saying by Ghandi, who said that even if you’re in a minority of one, the truth is the truth.  Which is a good message to people about breaking the mould and not getting sucked into ‘group think’ mentality.  Standing up for what’s objectively right and not compromising for the sake of social acceptance.  Musically, this is my favourite Savage Messiah track ever; we’ve managed to marry the thrash and heavy metal elements into a cohesive track, which is catchy and melodic, but still fast and thrashy.  Enjoy!

Sava Messiah online:

http://facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah
http://savagemessiah.tumblr.com

 

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Lonely The Brave announce UK Tour Support and TBS Show Support

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

After what was a huge 2013 for them, Lonely The Brave have announced Scottish newcomers Fatherson as the support act for their first ever headlining UK tour, which will include a hometown show at Cambridge. Having sold out their previous London gig at The Lexington, the band is booked to play Cargo on 30th January and last month announced 9 additional nights to that original show making up the bands first headline tour.

Lonely The Brave have also been confirmed as the only support act to Long Island rockers Taking Back Sunday at their already sold out show in London at Camden’s Koko on 26th February.

Tour dates and links to tickets are as follow:

January

26th      Glasgow, King Tuts
27th      Manchester, Deaf Institute
28th      Leicester, Academy 2
30th      London, Cargo
31st      Aldershot, West End Centre

February

1st        Nottingham, Rock City Basement
4th        Southampton, Joiners
5th        Leeds, Cockpit
7th        Norwich, Open
8th        Cambridge, Junction 2 / SOLD OUT

http://lonelythebrave.com
http://facebook.com/lonelythebrave
http://twitter.com/lonelythebrave

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The Vintage Caravan stream Voyage online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 10th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Young psych rockers The Vintage Caravan have begun streaming their new album Voyage at this location. The album will be released this coming Monday (13th January 2014) via Nuclear Blast.

The Vintage Caravan will also be hitting the UK with Grand Magus in March. Tour dates are as follow:

March 12th – Manchester, Sound Control
March 13th – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
March 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
March 16th – London, Camden Underworld

The Vintage Caravan online:

http://facebook.com/vintagecaravan

 

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Voodoo Six confirmed as main support to Santa Cruz on upcoming UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Voodoo Six have proudly announced that they have been booked as the main support on Santa Cruz’s upcoming UK tour. Finnish rockers, Santa Cruz, who are also signed to Spinefarm Records, played in the UK last summer and then returned later in the year to tour with Kobra and the Lotus. Tour dates are as follow:

12 March – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
13 March – Sound Control, Manchester
14 March – Audio, Glasgow
15 March – Buskers, Dundee
17 March – The Cluny, Newcastle
19 March – Warehouse 23, Wakefield
20 March – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
21 March – The Underworld, London
22 March – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
23 March – The Joiners, Southampton

Tickets are available from See Tickets and the venues.

Voodoo Six online:

http://voodoosix.com
http://facebook.com/VoodooSixBand

 

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Cauldron announce London headline show plus Brofest appearance

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 8th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Canadian metallers Cauldron have announced a string of new shows including a headlining show in the UK’s capital London. The headlining London show will tkae place on 3rd March at Birthdays with Volture, Toledo Steel and Amulet.

The Canadian trio have also been confirmed the NWOHBM and classic metal festival Brofest in Newcastle on 2nd March alongside Jaguar, Pagan Altar and more. Cauldron will also be playing a headline show in their hometown of Toronto on 21st February. Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:

Pumped to be returning to the UK so soon, and to be playing with such rad bands as Amulet, Volture, and the rich British metal heritage that is taking place at Brofest in Newcastle.  Stay tuned for more tour dates and other announcements coming soon!

You can catch Cauldron live at the following shows:

Feb. 21 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
Mar. 02 – Newcastle, UK – Brofest
Mar. 03 – London, UK – Birthdays

Tickets for the London show in March are available from this location.

Cauldron online:

http://facebook.com/cauldronmetal
http://cauldronmetal.tumblr.com
http://twitter.com/cauldronmetal

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