Archive for June, 2013

Southampton metalcore band The Valiant announced for last day of Valk-Fest 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 19th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Southampton’s top metalcore band The Valiant are the third and final band to be announced this month for this year’s Valkyrian Festival, which will take place 29th November – 1st December in Bridlington, later this year. Having only formed in 2009, The Valiant have already supported bands like Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Bury Tomorrow and Vanna. The Valiant are no doubt a great addition to an already diverse line-up that boasts the likes of melodic groove metallers Nya, industrial band Spekulus and Bridlington’s very own trad. metal band Alice In Thunderland.

The full Valkyrian Festival line-up is as follows:

Friday 29th November:

Ravenage (Headliner)
Dead Man’s Conspiracy
Storm of Embers

Saturday 30th November

***Headliner TBA***
Nya
Narcotic Death (Special Guests)
Aonia
Old Corpse Road
Lost Effect
Shades of Avalon

Maelstrom
XIII

Sunday 1st December

***Headliner TBA***
Alice In Thunderland
Innersylum
Severed Heaven
The Valiant

Dakesis
Spekulus
Powercake
Terra Omnia

This year, Valkyrian Festival is in aid of RapeCrisis. Information on RapeCrisis can be found at this location. Donations can be made direct to the charity via the Valkyrian Festival JustGiving page which can be found here. Weekend tickets can be found at this location for the low price of £5 (excluding P&P).

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is now officially sponsored by online gothic and custom-made jewellery store, The Crypt Of Curiosities.

In related Valkyrian Festival news, Aonia will be headlining a Valk-Fest fundraiser at Shades Nightclub, in Bridlington on 7th September with support from Spekulus and Penance, the latter of which [performed at last year’s Valk-Fest. Further support acts to be announced and a lot more bands are still to be announced for Valkyrian Festival 2013. Further Valkyrian Festival announcements and info can be found here.

The Valiant online:

http://facebook.com/thevaliantband
http://www.myspace.com/thevaliantband
http://twitter.com/TheValiantband
http://thevaliantuk.bigcartel.com/

 

Interview with Andrew WK

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on 19th June 2013 by skiessetablaze

For those of you who don’t know who or what Andrew WK is… What the hell is wrong with you and what planet do you live on? I mean really… A week or so ago, Andrew WK played a solo gig at a place called Kingdom in Richmond VA and it was the most epic show I had been to in quite some time. It was a full on party.

Andrew WK online:

http://www.andrewwk.com/
https://www.facebook.com/andrewwk

Bandit Rock Night @ Debaser Slussen

Posted in Gig, Live on 19th June 2013 by Pieni

Librah + Crunge + Junkstars
Debaser Slussen, Stockholm (SE)
13th June 2013

Librah, Crunge and Junkstars playing live in the same Bandit Rock Night, with DJs Sheriffen and Richie Puzz, at the iconic Debaser Slussen, in beautiful Stockholm city was something I couldn’t miss (and trust me, I did go through a lot of trouble not to miss it…).

Librah started seducing the crowd with their experimental alternative rock somewhat after 8 p.m. Not that many people there yet, but little by little more arrived and they all let themselves be carried away by the heavy emotion that the trio unleashes with every note. And Debaser may be a nightmare to the average photographer (like me) regarding the lights – dim back lights with occasional strobes – but the sound is great. So one could hear distinctively Martin’s voice and all instruments, appreciating both the quality of the music and how much the musicians gave themselves to the performance. Promoting their debut album “Inside The Black Balloon”, songs such as “Welcome Denial”, “Red Matter” or “Someone At The Door” enthralled the crowd.
http://librah.se/

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Before Crunge got on stage, Sheriffen, Richie Puzz and Kimmy (the only female voice at Bandit Rock Radio at the moment) distributed the prizes of some quiz that had been taking place outside. If my Swedish wasn’t so terrible, I could tell you some of the things they’ve said, but right now all I can say is that everybody was in high spirits and clearly having fun.

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Crunge, who “don’t play grunge” as singer Mathias stated, don’t have a full-length album yet to promote, but a couple of EPs do the trick perfectly – “Desolate” (2011) and “Throwdown” (2012). The band explores a side of rock totally different from Librah – the heavy side, loaded with groove. While the previous gig took people into an introspective journey, this other appealed to rawer feelings and more effusive body manifestations (meaning fists in the air and headbanging). Also the musicians didn’t stand still for a moment, the rhythm just too infectious for that to be possible. With or without a guitar in his hands, Mathias addressed to the crowd often, whether to thank them, incite them to clap their hands, introduce the following song or just say something funny. Bassist Peter talked a few times too – after all, he’s also a Bandit Rock Radio host, so if there was anyone who still didn’t know Crunge, the chances were that they would certainly know him. One of those times I believe he was talking about the “last shows” there at Debaser, as it seems the place is shutting down in September, due to the rebuilding of the Slussen area (something that’s been planned since the seventies). But as people cheered afterwards, Peter must have said something like “let’s hear it for Debaser” or “scream loud as there won’t be another chance to do it here”… whatever it was, it wasn’t a sad thing.
Mathias introduced “Diggin’” as “the best song we’ve written” and after that came a brand new one, to be featured on their upcoming album – “Evil Woman”. “We Are” closed a very energetic gig, leaving the crowd screaming for more.
https://www.facebook.com/crunge.sweden

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I confess I didn’t know much about Junkstars – except that they were a punk-ish rock band and had won the best Swedish newcomer at Bandit Rock Awards 2012. That was enough for me – punk rock bands always work great on stage, plus they had the vote of so many Bandit listeners… even if the quick listen I took on Spotify didn’t impress me much, I was sure I was going to have a great time. And of course I was right. Let me tell you that the studio versions don’t make these guys any justice!
It was their very debut album, “With A Twist Of Lemon”, that caused such a fuss in the Swedish music scene, but only half of their setlist featured its songs. Since the follow-up is supposed to see the light of day this fall, I believe the other half was all new songs.
At some point, singer/guitarist Max Diesel introduced the band’s own Lifestyle Magazine (“40 pages of punk n roll!”), made after their “reality show” Junkstars Lifestyle, whose episodes can be watched on Bandit’s website. Just go check it out in order to understand.
They’re one of the Monster Energy Drink bands and so the gig was being filmed. That’s why I got somewhat better pics of them – the cameraman had his own light and I took advantage of it (tack som fan Sulan Von Zoomlander!). Truth be told, such adrenaline is better caught in a video than in a photo.
“Traveling”, “Fuck Me I’m Famous” or “Jane In A Box”, the new “Old School” and “Fucked Forever”, all songs were a party on and off stage. “Rock Bottom” got a special guest singer – Richie Puzz. Who later would pull people on stage, so that “Bang Bang Baby Bang” got lots of special guest singers. What an awesome way to finish a concert!
http://www.junkstarsofficial.com/

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I think the party went on until three in the morning with the Bandit DJs, but I was exhausted from both the trip and the three great shows I’d just experienced. Like I said, I’d gone through a lot of trouble to get to Stockholm, as my original flight was cancelled due the strike of air traffic controllers in France (seriously, guys, you have no idea how much I hate you). So I had to find an alternative route, which I did, but it took a lot of stress (and money) to make it. But in the end, it was all worth it.

Text & photos by Renata “Pieni” Lino

Turisas release details for new album Turisas2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Get ready for Turisas to paint your town (or your cat) red and black again – the band have revealed first details of their upcoming album Turisas2013, the new album is scheduled for a release on 21st August in Finland, 26th August in Europe and the UK will follow 2nd September and North America on 3rd September. Keep your eyes peeled for the exact dates though!

Yet again the album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygård and the majority of the album recorded by Nygård and guitarist Jussi Wickström in a remote house outside of Helsinki that worked as the Turisas2013 command centre and head quarter. Additional recordings were done in 3 other studios: the drums at Atomic Spa Studio and orchestral recordings at 5 by 5 Studio, both in Helsinki. A lot of vocals and numerous additional elements were tracked at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna where Turisas also recorded The Varangian Way and Stand Up And Fight.

With Turisas2013 the band deliberately aimed for a more organic sound, Mathias “Warlord” Nygård further comments: 

When it comes to the production it’s just the opposite of the polished and massive Stand Up And Fight. It’s raw and dry and in your face, but still maintaining that Turisas-largeness. People attest us that we are a great live band and we wanted the album to be based more around that than orchestral massiveness. It’s our most varied record to date and even if some of the songs sound very different, I think the common thread is that every single one has a lot of energy to it.

The mix and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano who previously worked with Ghost, Cathedral, Primodial and Ulver, just to name a few.

The band will be playing a run of 4 UK headline shows later this year.

UK headlining:
08.10.2013 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece
09.10.2013 (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City
11.10.2013 (UK) Glasgow – Cathouse
12.10.2013 (UK) Manchester – Club Academy

Turisas online:
http://www.turisas.com
https://www.facebook.com/turisas
https://twitter.com/turisasofficial
http://www.youtube.com/turisasofficial

 

The northern barbarians return to Valk-Fest second year in a row

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 18th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

The northern barbarian metal quartet Shades of Avalon have been confirmed to return to this year’s Valkyrian Festival following their headline performance at last year’s Valk-Fest. The band, who have been described as Conan The Barbarian meets Amon Amarth, are excited to be return to the coast of Yorkshire on the second day of the event. Festival organiser Nick Taylor, better known by his pseudonym Nico Davidson, stated:

It’s an honour to have Shades of Avalon return for this year’s Valk-Fest – Especially after they saved last year’s following a long string of problems that popped up a week before. I’m looking forward to seeing the northern barbarians wreak havoc once again in Bridlington.

The full Valkyrian Festival line-up is as follows:

Friday 29th November:

Ravenage (Headliner)
Dead Man’s Conspiracy
Storm of Embers

Saturday 30th November

***Headliner TBA***
Nya
Narcotic Death (Special Guests)
Aonia
Old Corpse Road
Lost Effect
Shades of Avalon

Maelstrom
XIII

Sunday 1st December

***Headliner TBA***
Alice In Thunderland
Innersylum
Severed Heaven
Dakesis
Spekulus
Powercake
Terra Omnia

This year, Valkyrian Festival is in aid of RapeCrisis. Information on RapeCrisis can be found at this location. Donations can be made direct to the charity via the Valkyrian Festival JustGiving page which can be found here. Weekend tickets can be found at this location for the low price of £5 (excluding P&P).

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is now officially sponsored by online gothic and custom-made jewellery store, The Crypt Of Curiosities.

In related Valkyrian Festival news, Aonia will be headlining a Valk-Fest fundraiser at Shades Nightclub, in Bridlington on 7th September with support from Spekulus and Penance, the latter of which [performed at last year’s Valk-Fest. Further support acts to be announced and a lot more bands are still to be announced for Valkyrian Festival 2013. Further Valkyrian Festival announcements and info can be found here.

Shades of Avalon online:

http://shadesofavalon.com/
http://facebook.com/ShadesofAvalon

Download 2014 dates announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 17th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

The biggest weekend in the UK rock calendar took place this weekend as 90,000 people rocked out in Donington Park to headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein plus a host of other bands across the weekend, which included acts such as Amon Amarth, Huntress, Black Dogs, Heaven’s Basement and more. Crowds of rock, metal and hardcore fans packed out Donington Park as the opening day of Download saw Asking Alexandria, Papa Roach, Architects, Korn and Bullet for My Valentine all perform, what were described as, mind blowing sets throughout the day, while bands like Fearless Vampire Killers, Fidlar and The Algorithm ripped up the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage.

Download Festival promoter Andy Copping commented:

It’s been an amazing weekend. We’ve had over 150 bands across five stages and a trio of ground breaking, world class headliners. Having Iron Maiden back 25 years after they first headlined Donington was an incredible moment. Slipknot as usual delivered an unforgettable set, and Rammstein tonight will be the first time the band have played Donington.

Fans don’t need to be too down about the fact that the weekend is almost over, as the festival organisers have announce the dates for next year and a special early bird offer as a thank you to fans. Download Festival 2014 will take place 13th – 15th June, and as a thank you to fans for a limited time Download is offering £10 off the current 2013 prices for 5-day camping tickets, 3-day camping and weekend arena tickets. All tickets go on sale at 9am on 21st June with the offer closing on 1st July. There are only 5,000 available, so visit the official Download website to get yours.

 

Lost Effect added to Valk-Fest 2013 line-up

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 17th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

The first in the three announcements this week, York metal act Lost Effect have been confirmed to play the second day of Valk-Fest, who have had the privilege of playing with acts such as With One Last Breath and RSJ, as well as theFALLEN and most recently, Nya. Guitarist Steve comments on the confirmation:

So we’re bringing our unique style of Melodic Metal back to Bridlington! Having worked with Valkyrian Music for a while now we’ve gotta say we’re excited to be added to the 2013 bill alongside some amazing bands! Shades Nightclub know what we’re about and we what we do and we always enjoy giving it what we’ve got there! There’s some great talent on the bill, some familiar faces we’ve gigged with before and some we haven’t, either way we can’t wait to play alongside such a great array of bands representing metal! See you down the front!

The full line-up for Valkyrian Festival, so far, is as follows:

Friday 29th November:

Ravenage (Headliner)
Dead Man’s Conspiracy
Storm of Embers

Saturday 30th November

***Headliner TBA***
Nya
Narcotic Death (Special Guests)
Aonia
Old Corpse Road
Lost Effect
Maelstrom
XIII

Sunday 1st December

***Headliner TBA***
Alice In Thunderland
Innersylum
Severed Heaven
Dakesis
Spekulus
Powercake
Terra Omnia

This year, Valkyrian Festival is in aid of RapeCrisis. Information on RapeCrisis can be found at this location. Donations can be made direct to the charity via the Valkyrian Festival JustGiving page which can be found here. Weekend tickets can be found at this location for the low price of £5 (excluding P&P).

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is now officially sponsored by online gothic and custom-made jewellery store, The Crypt Of Curiosities.

In related Valkyrian Festival news, Aonia will be headlining a Valk-Fest fundraiser at Shades Nightclub, in Bridlington on 7th September with support from Spekulus and Penance, the latter of which [performed at last year’s Valk-Fest. Further support acts to be announced and a lot more bands are still to be announced for Valkyrian Festival 2013. Further Valkyrian Festival announcements and info can be found here.

Lost Effect online:

http://losteffect.co.uk
http://facebook.com/LostEffect

Germanic metallers Fjoergyn confirmed for Warhorns 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

With a line-up that is already boasting some the UK’s and Europe’s finest underground folk, Viking and black metal acts such Old Corpse Road, Maelstrom, Dothborgia, Kull and many more, the epic Teutonic metal band Fjoergyn have been confirmed for the second edition of the Warhorns Festival that will take place in York on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September.

Tickets, for this month only, are priced at the same price last year:

£19 – WEEKEND
£6 – FRIDAY DAY TICKET
£15 – SATURDAY DAY TICKET

Further details on the festival can be found at this location.

Fjoergyn online:

http://www.fjoergyn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Fjoergynofficial/

 

Cryptic Age announce new flautist as addition to the line-up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

York’s premier prog. Celtic metal band Cryptic Age have announced the addition of new flautist and backing vocalist Shendie to their line-up. Cryptic Age are also currently working on their next release – Details to be announced.

Cryptic Age online:

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

 

Gloryhammer announce first UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Gloryhammer, the new power metal project featured Alestorm’s Christopher Bowes, have announced their first headlining tour of the UK for September and October. The tour which is in support of the band’s debut album Tales from the Kingdom of Fife, will start off in the historic kingdom of Fife before the band make their way gradually down south. Tour dates are as follow:

Sept. 25th DUNDEE – Reading Rooms
Sept. 26th GLASGOW – Classic Grand
Sept. 27th SHEFFIELD – Academy
Sept. 28th MANCHESTER – Sound Control
Sept. 29th BRISTOL – The Fleece
Sept. 30th LEICESTER – 02 Academy
Oct. 1st LONDON – The Garage
Oct. 2nd BILSTON – The Robin 2

Gloryhammer will also be appearing at this year’s MetalDays Festival in Slovenia, alongside acts such as Benediction, Arkona, Nya, Bloodshot Dawn, Alestorm, Powerwolf, Ensiferum and many more. Kingdoms from the Tale of Fife was release on 29th March 2013 via Napalm Records and is available from all the usual retail outlets.

Gloryhammer online:

http://www.gloryhammer.com
https://www.facebook.com/gloryhammer

Finnish rockers HIM announce UK tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Finalnd’s top goth rockers HIM have announced their UK tour. HIM also announced that fans can get a CD/DVD deluxe edition of Tears On Tape when they purchase a ticket.

Tickets are available from this location and tour dates are as follow:

22nd Oct. – Newcastle – O2 Academy
24th Oct. – Manchester – Manchester Academy
27th Oct. – Cardiff – Cardiff Student Union
28th Oct. – Southampton – Guildhall
29th Oct. – Norwich – UEA
31st Oct. – London – Koko

HIM’s latest album Tears On Tape is now available and was released 26th April through DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl.

HIM online:

http://heartagram.com
http://facebook.com/theheartagram

 

Amaranthe – The Nexus

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Amaranthe
The Nexus
Released March 2013
Power Metalcore/Synthcore
Released via Spinefarm Records/Universal Music

 

Amaranthe pretty burst onto the scene two years about with their self-titled debut album and since then have been dominating their native metal scenes whilst expanding further on the international scene. Hailing from Sweden, a country renowned for its metal and its pop, Amaranthe have been fusing the two together with hints of other genres as well.

The first thing that really sticks out on the album are the artificial flavourings in the clean vocals, making the synth-vocal combination sound off, especially during in the opening track Afterlife. The synths create a mixture of techno and power metal offerings, that interestingly blend with the bloodthirsty screams, fierce use of guitars and acutely destructive drum passages. Elize’s pop vocal melodies are reminiscent  of Nightwish’s last album though not as catchy, except during Electroheart.

The title track, The Nexus, is the most memorable track on the album due to the poignant chorus and the breakdown which is followed by a grand solo. Burn With Me, which features later on in the album is the softest song found on The Nexus, using softer vocal passages and cleaner guitar riffs whilst Electroheart the heavily techno aspect of the album, containing infectious lyrics and cumbersome synths. The metalcore screams and breakdowns still manage to make an appearance though. Technocore anyone? Razorblade is the song that will most likely sit well with power metal fans because of the brilliantly executed synth-and-guitar combination, though the vocals leave something to be desired.

The Nexus has an interesting sound that ranges from one side of the musical spectrum to the other but appears to have been over-produced and over-hyped. While it is an enjoyable album, it’s not something to write home about.

3.5/5

Nico Davidson

Amaranthe online:

http://www.amaranthe.se/
http://www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

 

Airbourne Canadian headline tour dates confirmed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Aussie hard rockers Airbourne have confirmed a string of headline tour dates around Canada. The dates are as follow:

8th August – Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
9th August – Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
14th August – Encore Nightclub – Chatham, ON
15th August – Norma Jeans – London, ON
16th August – Mansion – Kingston, ON
17th August – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
21st August – Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
22nd August – Garrick Ctr – Winnipeg, MB

The dates listed above are in addition to Airbourne‘s previously announced participation in Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour alongside Volbeat, H.I.M., and All That Remains. Dates are as follow:

23th August – St. Paul, MN – The Myth
24th August – Twin Lakes, WI – Shadow Hill Ranch Festival
25th August – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
26th August – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
28th August – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill
29th August – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum
30th August – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
31st August – Tulsa, OK – Convention Center

3rd September – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Centre
4th September – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at the Hard Rock
8th September – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Center
9th September – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
10th September – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
15th September – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Music Festival
16th September – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
18th September – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
19th September – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
22nd September – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
26th September – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stagge at The Mann
27th September – Lowell, MS – Tsongas Arena
28th September – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Waterfront

Airbourne online:

http://airbournerock.com
http://facebook.com/airbournerock
http://www.myspace.com/airbourne

 

Lord Dying premier new song via RevolverMag.com

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Lord Dying have premiered a new song online from their upcoming album Summon The Faithless. The riff-heavy band has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to host the track entitled Dreams of Mercy, which can be streamed exclusively at this location.

Lord Dying feature members of Black Elk, Portals, Le Force and Cremains and hail from Portland, Oregon. In the short time they have been active, they have notched up appearances with the likes of Red Fang, Down, Yob, Unsane, Ghost and many more. Lord Dying‘s debut Summon the Faithless, which was recorded with Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Cough, Rwake), is set for release 9th July via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats, and is available for pre-order at this location.

Recently the band posted a lyric video for the title track from Summoning the Faithless. The band describes the songs as “A call to the undesirable for a celebration of all things wicked and heavy.” Check it out below.

As well as taking in an extensive US tour Lord Dying will perform at Phil Anselmo‘s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside Pig Destroyer, Down, Repulsion and many others in Austin, Texas this October.

Lord Dying online:

http://www.facebook.com/LordDying
http://lorddying.bandcamp.com/
http://twitter.com/Lorddying
http://instagram.com/lorddying

 

The Browning confirmed to play main stage at Germany’s With Full Force

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

The Browning have been confirmed for this year’s With Full Force festival, which takes place from 27th June to 30th June in Löbnitz, Germany. The band played their first ever European show at With Full Force in 2012, and will be retuning this year to take on the festival’s main stage on Sunday 30th June, joining a line-up that includes the likes of Slayer, Hatebreed, Korn, In Flames, Motorhead and more.

For tickets and more information about With Full Force, go to this location.

The Browning online:

http://www.facebook.com/TheBrowningOfficial
http://www.myspace.com/thebrowningproject

 

Carcass confirmed to tour Europe with Amon Amarth

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Kings of the British extreme metal scene Carcass have been confirmed to tour Europe with Sweden’s favourite Viking-themed death metal band Amon Amarth. Carcass bassist and vocalist Jeff Walker comments:

We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty Amon Amarth on their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it’s borders. Carcass has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes I repeat TWENTY YEARS! This is gonna be great with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums Deceiver of The Gods and Surgical Steel! Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!

Tour dates are as follow:

November
7 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinen Halle
8 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
9 – Osnabrück, Germany – Hyde Park
10 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Hall
18 – Paris, France – Olympia
19 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
20 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
22 – Zürich, Switzerland – Komplex
23 – München, Germany – Kesselhaus
24 – Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano), Italy – Live Club
27 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
28 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
29 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks

Carcass recently signed to Nuclear Blast for a world-wide deal – excluding Japan – with the new album Surgical Steel to be release potentially in autumn.

Carcass online:

http://facebook.com/OfficialCarcass

Kreator reveal cover artwork for upcoming ‘Dying Alive’ DVD

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Teutonic thrash overlords Kreator have revealed the cover artwork for the band’s upcoming live DVD/Blu Ray Dying Alive, which will be released 2nd September via Nuclear Blast.

The DVD/Blu Ray features the band’s sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on 22nd December 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of their highly successful album Phantom Antichrist. The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams.

The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary as well as video clips. Approximate total running time: 115 minutes. Dying Alive will be issued in the following various formats:

DVD/2CD
Blu Ray/2CD
Double Vinyl

You can pre-order Dying Alive at this location.

Kreator will also be playing at Hammerfest ‘Book Of The Dead’ along with Nuclear Blast label-mates, Soilwork, Overkill and Grand Magus on 13th – 16th March. For more info and tickets head over to this location.

Kreator online:

http://kreator-terrorzone.de/
http://facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

 

Watain reveal tracklist and artwork for fifth studio album ‘The Wild Hunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Sweden’s most notorious metal extremists, Watain, reveal the album cover artwork and tracklist of their fifth studio album. Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of The Wild Hunt was done by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the Lawless Darkness artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of Watain‘s temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

The Wild Hunt track listing:

1. Night Vision
2. De Profundis
3. Black Flames March
4. All That May Bleed
5. The Child Must Die
6. They Rode On
7. Sleepless Evil
8. The Wild Hunt
9. Outlaw
10. Ignem Veni Mittere
11. Holocaust Dawn

The Wild Hunt will be released August 19th in Europe and August 20th, 2013 in North America by His Master’s Noise, via Century Media Records.

Watch the video below get a first impression of the first single All That May Bleed. Side B is a track called Play with the Devil originally recorded by the Black Metal band Taiwaz in 1988, in Watain‘s hometown Uppsala. Gottfrid Åhman from In Solitude participates on solo guitar in Watain‘s version. The All That May Bleed single will be out next week (June 21st 2013) and will be available through www.wolfwear.net and www.cmdistro.com.

On the 24th August, Watain will conduct the grand opening of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown Uppsala. For those who want to see Watain‘s infamous live ceremony taken to a new level; this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now from this location.

Watain online:

http://templeofwatain.com
http://facebook.com/watainofficial

 

Dying Fetus resign to Relapse Records; European tour dates announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus have announced their re-signing to Relapse Records. Following the release of their latest, critically acclaimed album Reign Supreme in last year on Relapse Records, Dying Fetus have re-signed to the label and commented:

We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus . Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties.

The band will return to tour Europe this summer, starting on July 24th and will be performing at Bloodstock Festival at Catton Hall, Derby on 11th August before heading to London to play an intimate show at The Barfly in London the following day. A complete list of European tour dates can be found below.

Tickets for the London show are available HERE and HERE. Reign Supreme is streaming in its entirety on the Dying Fetus Bandcamp page, which can be found here.

DYING FETUS European Tour

7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest
7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt
7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest
7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B
8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest
8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest
8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest
8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof
8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room
8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest
8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest
8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest
8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock
8/12: UK London @ Barfly
8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus
8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest
8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete
8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest
8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest

Dyign Fetus online:

http://www.dyingfetus.com/
http://www.facebook.com/dyingfetus
http://www.myspace.com/dyingfetus
http://www.twitter.com/DyingFetusBand

 

Epitaph added to Metieval 2013 line-up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Hard rocking metal band Epitaph from Sheffield have been added to this year’s Metieval Festival which boasts the likes of opera-goth metal band Aonia, trad. metallers Alice In Thunderland and NWOBHM legends Avenger, amongst others. The all-day event will take place at The Piper Club in Hull on 29th June. Tickets are available for £10 in advance. The festival will also feature the first ever Metieval Aftershow party hosted by DJs Skullcrusher and Paul Brady.

Epitaph online:

https://www.facebook.com/Epitaph2011