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Gloryhammer announced for Hammerfest VI

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Gloryhammer – the new power metal band spearheaded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes – have been announced for Hammerfest VI next year in Wales. They will be joining a host of other bands that includes KreatorOverkillSoilwork and Unleashed.

Hammerfest VI takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th March 2014. Further details can be found at the Hammerfest official website.

Gloryhammer online:

http://gloryhammer.com
http://facebook.com/gloryhammer

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Grand Magus announce UK and Ireland 2014 tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

After the highly-celebrated release of sixth studio album, The Hunt, Swedish gods of the riff Grand Magus are heading back to the UK and Ireland to embark on a 5 date tour in March 2014. The Swedish trio have always stuck to their own path of natural evolution – they’ve never casted off their early days’ groove nor their love for epic doom and extreme metal. These trademarks are now being paired with traditional riffs and melodies that rock in the same qualitative league as Judas Priest or Dio.

With a new album due for release early 2014, this will be a great time to catch these Vikings at their finest! The band had a few words to say about this upcoming tour:

Warriors! When we last ventured across the sea to bring our steel to the UK and Ireland, our hearts were filled with joy from your response. It gave us such a rush that we wanted to come back as soon as possible. Well… We’ll be back in March! Expect the most ferocious viking power shattering the clubs and the, for us, aptly-named Hammerfest! Valhalla awaits!

The tour dates are as follow – Click the links for tickets!

12-Mar-14 UK NQ MANCHESTER

13-Mar-14 IRE The Pint DUBLIN

14-Mar-14 UK HAMMERFEST

15-Mar-14 UK Slade rooms WOLVES

16-Mar-14 UK UNDERWORLD LONDON

Grand Magus online:

http://www.grandmagus.com/
http://www.facebook.com/grandmagusofficial

Kreator reveal cover artwork for upcoming ‘Dying Alive’ DVD

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

 

Huntress confirm first ever UK shows plus Hammerfest 5 appearance

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Huntress will play their first ever UK shows in October 2012 including a London appearance at Metal Hammer’s Halloween party.

The LA outfit will play Bournemouth and Cardiff before joining Black Spiders at Islington Academy on October 29, 2012.

All proceeds from the London show will go to two awesome charities – Childline and Health Partnership Nepal – and with tickets coming in at just £3.50 and shots of Kraken and pints of Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices; you really have no excuse not to be there. Huntress will be on stage at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now – click here to purchase tickets.

October 2012
26th         BOURNEMOUTH – Sound Circus
27th         CARDIFF – Bogiez
29th         LONDON – O2 Academy Islington

And Hammerfest 5 (In Fear of the Dragon) have just announced Huntress will grace the event now in its new location at Haven in Pwllheli in North Wales.

They’ll be joined by Candlemass, Hatebreed, Destruction, Napalm Death, Enslaved, Senser, 4Arm, Stuka Squadron and Winterfylleth with many more to still be confirmed.

Hammerfest 5 (In Fear Of the Dragon) takes place between March 14-17, 2012 in it’s new location of Haven. Hafan y Môr Holiday Park,Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

For more information & tickets click here.

The event is already close to fifty percent sold and we have a ton of great acts still to announce so grab your tickets fast .

Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah & Damond Plate Set To Rock Hammerfest

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

This weekend sees the return of Hammerfest, the annual metal festival held at Pontin’s Holiday Village in Prestatyn, Wales.

Set to cause a storm at this year’s edition of the festival are Earache’s very own talents Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah and Diamond Plate, joining a line-up that includes the likes of thrash legends Anthrax, Metal Blade’s heavyweight death metallers Amon Amarth, Chimaira and more. As well as Earache’s new breed of bands, the line-up also includes a number of Earache alumni, including reactivated madcap thrashers Lawnmower Deth and Saturday headliners Skindred, featuring ex-Dub War frontman Benji Webbe.

Ben Carter of Evile commented: Evile are again going to be let loose at Hammerfest, and we can’t wait to unleash Five Serpent’s Teeth on our cult! It’s an honour to play the main stage, we always have a great time with great people, and everybody knows more people equals more carnage!  So see you all there for beers and mayhem!

Kyle Rutherford of Cerebral Bore also stated: What an honour to be asked to play on this bill, and straight off the back of the Suffocation tour. We love playing these kind of shows as they’re not death metal shows, and we stick out like a sore thumb. This is good for us though, as it gets us playing to people who probably don’t listen to death metal, and gives us a chance to win them over.

Don’t miss these killer bands live at Hammerfest at these times:

Friday 16th March
DIAMOND PLATE – 5:45pm
EVILE – 12:30am (Friday night)
Saturday 17th March
CEREBRAL BORE – 2:00pm
SAVAGE MESSIAH – 1:40am (Saturday night)

Also, head down to the Earache stall at Hammerfest for a meet & greet with Diamond Plate at 4pm on Saturday and with Savage Messiah at 7pm on the same day.