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Mayhem announce headlining European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 18th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Legends and royalty of the Norwegian black metal scene Mayhem have announced a headlining tour of Europe which will take place in May. The tour, which celebrates 30 years of Mayhem, will kick off in Hamburg’s famous Markthalle before heading through ten countries and concluding in Denmark’s capital of København (Copenhagen) at Pumpehuset. The tour dates are as follow:

14th May – Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
16th May – Bochum (DE) @ Matrix
17th May – Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
18th May – Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
20th May – Bruxelles (BE) @ AB
21st May – London (GB) @ Electric Ballroom
22nd May – Paris (FR) @ Le Divan du Monde
23rd May – Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
24th May – Milan (IT) @ Factory
26th May – Bratislava (SK) @ Randal
27th May – München (DE) @ Backstage Club
28th May – Berlin (DE) @ C-Club
29th May – Warsaw (PL) @ Proxima
30th May – Plzen (CZ) @ Metalfest Open Air Festival
31st May – København (DK) @ Pumpehuset
8th August – Øya (NO) @ Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)

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Nasty Idols frontman Andy Pierce dies aged 45

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 8th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Frontman of legendary Swedish rockers Nasty Idols Anders Persson, better known by his stage name Andy Pierce, died on Thursday 5th December suffering from a brain haemorrhage at his girlfriend’s home in Denmark. He was aged 45 at the time of his passing. Nasty Idols guitarist Peter Espinoza told the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan:

We, the band members, have been talking a lot and it is a shock. It goes up and down. One second you’re not thinking about it, and then the next second, it hits you like a bomb. It’s terribly sad. Andy was a very funny human being. We were always having minor quibbles at gig time. My hair is falling off, it happens to most people sooner or later, and he always said, ‘It’s cool that you’re going bald, but wouldn’t it be cooler with a baseball cap?’ We were always giving each other friendly jabs like that. He was a truly wonderful and funny person.

Formed in Malmö in 1987 by Pierce and bassist Dick Qwarfort, Nasty Idols released their first single, Don’t Walk From Love, the following year. The band’s debut album, Gigolos On Parole, came out in 1989, earning them the status of one of the hottest new rock acts in Scandinavia. Their second album, Cruel Intention, was recorded in 1990 between gigs and tours just as the L.A sleaze and glam rock scene was at its peak. Following the release of Cruel Intention in 1991, Nasty Idols became icons in the genre and their music videos for Cool Way Of Living, Can’t Get Ya’ Off My Mind and Trashed N’ Dirty were in rotation on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.

Nasty Idols disbanded in 1995 following the recording of their fourth album, Heroes For Sale. They eventually reunited in 2006 for the Rejects On The Road Tour and issued a comeback album, Boys Town, in 2009. Their final studio album, Kalifornia, came out in 2012.

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Chthonic announced as main support to Satyricon on 36 date Euro tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 16th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Symphonic orient metallers Chthonic have been announced as main support on Satyricon‘s 36-date European tour which will kick off on 7th November in Copenhagen, Denmark. The tour will see Chthonic visiting a number of European cities as well as their return to the UK since their Download appearance earlier this year. Chthonic‘s bassist Doris Yeh comments:

This is our first European tour following the release of our current album, Bu-Tik, and it’s great to be able to visit so many places. For some countries, like Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Italy and Spain, it will be the first time Chthonic has been there, so we are very excited to play for those fans we haven’t had the chance to reach in the past.

UK tour dates are as follow:


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Týr release Valkyrja studio video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 21st August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Faroese Viking metallers Týr have been working hard on their seventh studio album, Valkyrja, which is due for release in the UK on 16th September via Metal Blade. Fans can now get a small glimpse of the creative process that is driving Valkyrja towards completion while Týr have been recording at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. You can watch the video below.

The opening track, Blood Of Heroes, is streaming at this location where the album is also available for pre-order. The limited edition pre-order bundles include Týr pendants, t-shirts, vinyl LP and the CD.

Týr are also pleased to announced that Amon Ellingsgaard will be drumming for Týr on their European tour with Finntroll later this month. Amon is the current drummer for Heri‘s side project: Heljareyga. Many fans will most likely be familiar with Amon, as he is also the nephew of former Týr Kari.

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The Temperance Movement announce full European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British rock ‘n’ rollers The Temperance Movement have announced recently the full list of tour dates for their forthcoming European tour. The tour is set to kick off on 17th September here in the UK before they go to mainland Europe on 17th October and then return to the UK for more shows on 15th November.  The tour will be in support of the band’s highly anticipated debut album which will be released on 16th September via Earache Records. You can catch The Temperance Movement at the following shows:

Sep. 17 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 18 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
Sep. 19 – Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
Sep. 21 – Ullapool, UK – Loopallu Festival
Sep. 22 – Newcastle, UK – Warehouse 46
Sep. 23 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Sep. 24 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sep. 26 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Sep. 27 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Sep. 28 – Leicester, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 29 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms

Oct. 10 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
Oct. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
Oct. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – KB18
Oct. 13 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Oct. 15 – Halmstad, Sweden – Kajskjulet
Oct. 16 – Oslo, Norway – Cross Road
Oct. 18 – Falkenburg, Sweden – Grand Hotel
Oct. 19 – Uppsala, Sweden – Katalin
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, Sweden – Akkurat
Oct. 21 – Orebro, Sweden – East West
Oct. 23 – Umea, Sweden – Scharinska
Oct. 24 – Sundsvall, Sweden – Estreet
Oct. 25 – Ostersund, Sweden – Blues Festival
Oct. 26 – Avesta, Sweden – Bjurfors Hotel & Konferens
Oct. 28 – Berlin, Germany – White Trash
Oct. 29 – Munich, Germany – Strom
Oct. 30 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Oct. 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
Nov. 02 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Soul Kitchen
Nov. 03 – Stuttgart, Germany – Kellerclub
Nov. 04 – Vienna, Austria – Chelsea
Nov. 06 – Milan, Italy – Factory
Nov. 07 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Nov. 08 – Madrid, Spain – Moby Dick
Nov. 09 – Bilbao, Spain – Azkena
Nov. 12 – Paris, France – Boule Noire

Nov. 15 – Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
Nov. 17 – London, UK – KOKO
Nov. 18 – Cardiff, UK – Globe
Nov. 20 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
Nov. 21 – Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Room
Nov. 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy

The Temperance Movement online:

Blodarv release 3-tape limited edition box set in regular and diehard leather versions

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 7th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Denmark’s premier black metal unit Blodarv are set to release a 3-tape limited edition box set titled Storms of the Past which features the Soulcollector album and the first two Blodarv demos Murder In The Name Of Satan and MysteriisStorms of the Past comes in both a regular version, limited to 30 boxes, and a diehard leather edition strictly limited to 15 units.  As well as the three pro tapes, the boxes will also include a booklet, patch, badge and poster which are only available with the sets, whilst the leather box will additionally include a sticker for the box, a Mysteriis and a Lang vaek fra livet sticker, and a large (23×10 cm) booklet  which will have 4 extra pages with handwritten lyrics for SoulcollectorStorms of the Past will be released on Atramentum Productions on the 18th September, and will also be available to purchase direct from the band at this location where advance orders are currently being taken.  Full details of both editions as follows:

Blodarv – Storms of the Past Regular Box Set Includes:
1.PRO TAPE 1: “Murder In The Name Of Satan” demo 1999
1.PRO TAPE 2: “Mysteriis” Demo 2000
1.PRO TAPE 3: “Soulcollector T.T.Y.T.” Album
1.THREE-TAPE BOX with “Storms Of The Past” Cover
1.LARGE BOOKLET (16 x 10 cm) 8 Pages
1.PATCH 9 x9 cm ”BLODARV Pentagram”
1. A2 POSTER, BLODARV “Storms Of The Past”
1.Badge “BLODARV Pentagram”

Blodarv – Storms of the Past Box Set – Die Hard Leather edition – Includes:
1.PRO TAPE 1: “Murder In The Name Of Satan” demo 1999
1.PRO TAPE 2: “Mysteriis” Demo 2000
1.PRO TAPE 3: “Soulcollector T.T.Y.T.” Album
1.HUGE BOOKLET 12 Pages (10 x 23 cm!) 4 xtra pages with the handwritten “Soulcollector” lyrics)
1. PATCH  9 x9 cm ”BLODARV Pentagram”
1. A2 POSTER,BLODARV “Storms Of The Past”
1. Badge/button  “BLODARV Pentagram”
1. STICKER, “BLODARV Pentagram-Storms of the past sticker (for front of leather box If you wish)
1.STICKER “Mysteriis”
1.STICKER “Lang Vaek Fra Livet”

Blodarv online:


Blodarv debut second track from new album

Posted in News with tags , , , on 11th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

With a new album Gâst set for release later this year on Selfmutilation Services, Danish Black Metallers Blodarv have debuted a second track from what will be the band’s fourth full-length album.  Unlike the previous track I Blaek Og Blod, which recently had its debut as a music video, the lyrics to the new track, Surrounded by Dust, are in English and the track can be heard on BLODARV’s SoundCloud page here.

The music and lyrics of Blodarv have always represented a very personal aspect of founder and front man Hugin’s life and beliefs.  Writing both in English and Danish he gives voice to his deepest thoughts and emotions through his poetry, which in turn becomes the lyrics to his music.  According Hugin  Surrounded by Dust is in a way much more representative of the album as a whole: “The I Blaek Og Blod video caught some of our fans by surprise as the track is not as dark as they have come to expect from us, but as always in Blodarv we create various atmospheres, to fit the music to the lyrics, and Surrounded by Dust takes us firmly back into the darkness.   It is, in fact, one of the slower tracks on the album and is one of my personal favourites.  We finished recording the guitars for the track on the 5th of August and mixed and engineered it over the next few days, so it’s ‘smoking hot” in every sense of the word”.

Blodarv’s next live appearance will be at the Club Sick in Odense, Denmark on the 15th September supporting Impaled Nazarene.

More information about Blodarv can be found on the band’s Facebook page.