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Helloween return home with Nuclear Blast

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

Hailing from Germany, Helloween have been an influential driving force on the power metal scene for 30 years, as well as one of the most internationally successful acts. This year, the Hamburg-based quintet celebrate their 30th anniversary. The band’s latest studio album Straight Out Of Hell, charted at a sensational #4 in Germany, and held their position for five weeks. Additionally they made another five top ten entries in Europe and also cracked the US Billboard Charts.

Now the Teutonic power metal force have returned to their old label home, Nuclear Blast, where the band released 2000’s The Dark Ride and 2003’s Rabbit Don’t Come Easy. Both of these albums have been recently reissued with additional bonus content. Label owner Markus Staiger comments:

We are more than proud, that Helloween is part of the Nuclear Blast family again. All those years we had a friendship-like connection and ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. Helloween to us is a matter of the heart, there’s not only the two records to mention, but an act that influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.

Helloween’s vocalist Andy Deris also adds:

As a label, Nuclear Blast is “heavy metal to the bone”, and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.

Helloween online:

http://helloween.org I
http://facebook.com/helloweenofficial

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Mayhem reveal tracklist and artwork for new album Esoteric Warfare

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Seven long years have passed since the legendary Norwegian black metal kings Mayhem released their fourth and latest album Ordo ad Chao. In the year of the band’s 30th anniversary, the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal returns with ten venomous and vicious tracks in the form of their new album Esoteric Warfare that are true to the Norwegians’ immense legacy as kings of the underground.

Esoteric Warfare will be released via Season of Mist on 23rd May this year. The album will be available in many different formats including a limited edition vinyl collector’s box through the Season of Mist e-shop. The tracklist and album artwork can be seen down below.

The tracklist for Esoteric Warfare is as follows:

1. Watcher
2. Psywar
3. Trinity
4. Pandaemon
5. Mylab
6. Six Seconds
7. Throne Of Time
8. Corpse Of Care
9. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntalia

In related news, Mayhem have also announced a headlining European tour which will take place in May and will celebrate the 30 years of the band’s reign over the Norwegian black metal scene. 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

Additional festival shows have also been published:

28th Jun – Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival Swiss Edition)
8th Aug – Øya (NO) Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)

Mayhem online:

http://thetruemayhem.com
http://facebook.com/thetruemayhem

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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)

Mayhem online:

http://facebook.com/mayhemofficial

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