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HIM call it a day

Posted in Misc., News, Rock with tags , on 6th March 2017 by izaforestspirit

The world renowned Finnish dark rock band HIM have recently announced that they are calling it a day this year. The Helsinki based rock group has had a successful career of nearly thirty years, numerous tours and eight studio albums. Their last album ‘Tears of On Tape’ was released back into 2013.

Here is the official statement from their frontman Ville Valo:

”After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

HIM will embark on a final, farewell tour of Europe and The U.S.A. starting in June 2017. The American dates are yet to be announced but you can check out the European tour schedule here:

 

June
WED 14 BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ, SPAIN
THU 15 MADRID LA RIVIERA, SPAIN
FRI 16 SANTANDER SALA ESCENRIO, SPAIN
SAT 17  PORTO HARD CLUB, PORTUGAL

July
SAT 01  HELSINKI TUSKA FESTIVAL, FINLAND
THU 13  TUURI MILJOONAROCK, FINLAND

November
FRI 24  ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA, RUSSIA
SAT 25  ST PETERSBURG DK LENSOVETA, RUSSIA
SUN 26 MOSCOW CLUB STADIUM LIVE,RUSSIA
TUE 28  WARSAW STODOLA, POLAND
WED 29  HAMBURG DOCKS, GERMANY

December
FRI 01 BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE, GERMANY
SAT 02  PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN, CZECH REP.
MON 04  LEIPZIG HAUS AUENSEE, GERMANY
TUE 05 MUNCHEN TONHALLE, GERMANY
WED 06  ZURICH X-TRA, SWITZ.
THU 07  MILAN ALCATRAZ, ITALY
FRI 08  KOLN PALLADIUM, GERMANY
SAT 09  ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE ROCKHAL, LUXEMBURG
MON 11  AMSTERDAM PARADISO, HOLLAND
TUE 12  TILBURG 013, HOLLAND
THU 14 GLASGOW BARROWLAND, SCOTLAND
FRI 15  NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY, ENGLAND
SAT 16 MANCHESTER ACADEMY, ENGLAND
SUN 17  LONDON ROUNDHOUSE, ENGLAND

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More Than A Thousand w/ support – Madrid, Spain

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , , on 9th February 2016 by Pieni

More Than A Thousand, Hills Have Eyes, Cannibal Grandpa
Starving Conciertos, Madrid (ES)
2nd February 2016
Promoted by HFMN Crew/Avocado Booking

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After the announcement of a no-end-in-sight hiatus, the time has come for the “Before We Go” farewell tour of More Than A Thousand. It kicked off last Tuesday in Madrid (Spain), along with their long-term buddies Hills Have Eyes. Swiss hardcore act Promethee would join from the third date on, leaving the two Spanish dates to be supported by Spanish bands. In Madrid, deathcore Cannibal Grandpa had the honors of doing so.
 photo _DSC0122 copy_zpsjcuib21z.jpgFounded in 2013 and having released their debut album, “Feed Your Food”, a few months ago, these youngsters seem to already have a considerable number of followers. Some of them were there, singing along and slamdancing like there was no tomorrow. Well deserved, as Cannibal Grandpa are indeed good in what they do. Too bad the stage was too small, otherwise I’m pretty sure there would’ve been more movement up there. Still, they managed to put up a vigorous performance, living up to the brutality of songs such as “Face To Face”, “Grey Man” or “Legacy”.

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More than wanting to say goodbye to More Than A Thousand – I believe I’ll have a chance to do so in our homecountry – I wanted to see/support Hills Have Eyes outside our borders. I was even wearing my “Antebellum” tee, but the venue was freezing (the damn AC was unnecessarily in full mode) and eventually I had to put on my jacket. Oh well.
HHE’s setlist was quite even between “Strangers” and the latest “Antebellum”. When you have three amazing albums and you’re not playing as headliners, the choice gets tough, but the guys did a great job, performing the “most mandatory” songs.
“Anyway, It’s Gone” was one of them, although Vasco from More Than A Thousand didn’t join Fábio on the vocals, as he does in the studio version (and often live as well). That was kind of bittersweet – it would have been something to see those two forces together once again, but HHE didn’t have that many fans in the house, and inviting Vasco over would have felt like a cheap trick to win the crowd’s affection. And given the general response throughout the show, they did win it.

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When the lights went out, hinting the beginning of More Than A Thousand’s last concert in Madrid, the people clustered so tightly around the stage that it felt like their number had doubled. And then the first echoes of “Feed The Caskets” brought the place down. Like their “brothers” HHE – a title Vasco dearly used more than once – MTAT also focused on just their two latest albums. Nothing against what they’ve played – me and everybody else sang loudly along the whole time – but more like what they haven’t played. As a farewell tour, I was hoping for a longer show and a bit of every phase in their discography (although we did listen to a snippet of “The Red River Murder”, as someone in the crowd screamed for it whenever he had the chance). But it was still an intense goodbye, with Vasco using some funny Spanish expressions he apparently had just learned, or more serious remarks like the song he dedicated to The Ghost Inside and the heartfelt advice about never giving up of our dreams, no matter what/who. Those verses from the chorus in “No Bad Blood” – “this is who we are / these words will last forever” – came truly alive that night.

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Text & photos by Renata “Pieni” Lino

Bleeding Through announce last US tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 6th September 2013 by Pieni

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After announcing last January that they intended to put an end on their career and taking their farewell tour to Europe and Australia, Bleeding Through will now say goodbye to their homecountry USA. Winds Of Plague, Oceano, Gideon and Sworn In will be the opening acts of this Love Live Bleeding Through/Farewell to the United States Tour. They also intend to go to South Africa in early 2014 and afterwards play the very final shows through the West Coast. Dates for the first American leg of the tour are as follows:

Nov 1 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Nov 3 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre – Studio B
Nov 4 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Nov 5 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Nov 6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov 8 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Nov 9 Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
Nov 10 Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
Nov 11 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov 12 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 14 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Nov 15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Nov 16 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
Nov 17 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 19 Houston, TX @ Walters
Nov 20 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov 21 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Nov 22 Lubbock, TX @ Jakes

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Bleeding Through has sold well over a half million albums worldwide and toured with major acts such as Slayer, Marilyn Manson, AFI, Senses Fail, Cradle Of Filth, As I Lay Dying, Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Bullet For My Valentine, Unearth, Demon Hunter and several others.