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The Browning announce US headline tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Electronic metal band The Browning have announced a headline tour of the US to support their highly anticipated new album Hypernova. The Hypernova tour is set to kick on 20th September in Portage, Indiana and will feature support from This or The ApocalypseHonour CrestTear Out The Heart and Myka Relocate.

Tour dates are as follow:

  • Sep. 20 – Portage, IN – Camelot Hall
  • Sep. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
  • Sep. 22 – Muskegon, MI – Club Envy
  • Sep. 24 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
  • Sep. 27 – Providence, RI – Loft 71
  • Sep. 28 – Lemoyne, PA – Championship
  • Sep. 29 – New York, NY – Tobacco Road
  • Oct. 01 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
  • Oct. 02 – Jeannette, PA – Gators
  • Oct. 03 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
  • Oct. 04 – Trenton, NJ – Championships
  • Oct. 05 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
  • Oct. 06 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
  • Oct. 08 – Fayetteville, NC – The Drunken Horse Pub
  • Oct. 09 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Winston Inc.
  • Oct. 10 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
  • Oct. 11 – Orlando, FL – The Backbooth
  • Oct. 12 – Ybor City, FL – Orpheum
  • Oct. 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit
  • Oct. 17 – Little Rock, AZ – Downtown Music Hall
  • Oct. 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Mag Magician
  • Oct. 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room
  • Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
  • Oct. 23 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
  • Oct. 25 – Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club
  • Oct. 26 – Grand Prairie, TX – Quik Trip Park
  • Oct. 27 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
  • Oct. 28 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
  • Oct. 29 – Lancaster, CA – Industry Theater
  • Oct. 30 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
  • Oct. 31 – Klamath Falls, OR – Klamath County Fair
  • Nov. 01 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
  • Nov. 02 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • Nov. 03 – Missoula, MT – Palace
  • Nov. 04 – Billings, MT – Railyard
  • Nov. 05 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
  • Nov. 06 – Kansas City, MO – Czar
  • Nov. 08 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
  • Nov. 09 – Sauk Rapids, MN – Bubba’s
  • Nov. 10 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage

Hypernova is due to be released on 1st October in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, and on 7th October in Europe via Earache Records.  The album was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom).

The Browning online:

Rivers Of Nihil release studio video and confirm US tour with Beneath The Massacre

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Already with a busy schedule, Rivers Of Nihil have added a US tour supporting Beneath The Massacre in October this year. Other bands on the tour are Rings Of Saturn and Legion. The tour will see Rivers Of Nihil hit the US east coast and confirmed dates can be viewed below.

Additionally, the band have now released the first of three studio videos, recording their progress and time in the studio. The video can be found at this location where fans can also listen to Rain Eater.

The Conscious Seed of Light, will be released on 14th October in the UK via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said:

Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.

Rivers Of Nihil US tour dates are as follow:

w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched

  • 08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
  • 08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
  • 08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
  • 08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
  • 08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy

w/ Beneath The Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion

  • 10/03 Montreal, ON Underworld
  • 10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
  • 10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
  • 10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
  • 10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
  • 10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
  • 10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
  • 10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
  • 10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
  • 10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium

w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment

  • 10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
  • 10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
  • 10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
  • 10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
  • 10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
  • 10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
  • 11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
  • 11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

Rivers Of Nihil online:

Ill Niño announce US tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 28th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Latin metallers Ill Niño are set to embark on their America Epidemia tour later this year which is set to begin on 28th September. Throughout the month-long run Ill Niño will be honouring the US military by offering free admission and two-for-one tickets to all who present their military ID at each event. As a son of a US war veteran, bassist Laz Pina explains:

I am especially proud to be honouring our troops. Our military service men and women don’t choose war, but rather choose defending our freedom. For this we must be grateful.

Vocalist Christian Machado goes on:

As we celebrate the return of our brave soldiers and wounded veterans, we will never forget those who gave their lives. A celebration for those who have served without fear and prejudice is in order.

Tour dates are as follow:

9/28 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Tequila Rock Room
10/01 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Hangar 13
10/04 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
10/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Roc Bar
10/06 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/08 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
10/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/10 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ I Rock Nightclub
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/18 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/19 – Nashua, NH @ Evolution Nightclub
10/20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/22 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Ill Niño online:

In Solitude announce new album and stream title track; Sister

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Swedish metallers In Solitude have announced their third studio album, Sister, which will be release in the UK on 30th September via Metal Blade Records. The title track, Sister, is now streaming at this location. Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude:

It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.

You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.

Sister was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by MartinKonieEhrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, The World.The Flesh.The DevilIn Solitude‘s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal.Sister compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, He Comes and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: Lavender and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on Horses in the Ground. Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their Wild Hunt tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation.

In Solitude online:

The Wild Hunt begins now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

This week sees the beginning of The Wild Hunt – the latest album from Swedish black metal heroes Watain, which is released today (14th August) in Sweden, 16th August in Germany, 19th August in the UK, 20th August in the US and the rest of the world early next week. More info on the new album can be found in this interview with Watain vocalist E.

The Wild Hunt will be released in the following formats:

–standard CD jewelcase
–limited edition CD mediabook
–2LP, 180gr black vinyl
–limited edition box set
–digital download

Pre-order links and audio samples can be found on the band’s official website.

On 24th August, Watain will conduct the grand opening ceremony of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown of Uppsala. They will be joined by In Solitude and Degial. The tour will continue into North America – Dates as follow:

Oct. 8–New York, NY–Irving Plaza
Oct. 9–Philadelphia, PA–Underground Arts
Oct. 10–Worcester, MA–Palladium Upstairs
Oct. 11–Montreal, QC-Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 12–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Oct. 14–Detroit, MI–The Magic Stick
Oct. 15–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge
Oct. 16–Minneapolis, MN–Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 18–Denver, CO–Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19–Salt Lake City, UT–In The Venue
Oct. 21–Seattle, WA–Studio Seven
Oct. 22–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw
Oct. 23–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 25–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro
Oct. 26–Los Angeles, CA–VEX
Oct. 27–Phoenix, AZ–Rocky Point Cantina
Oct. 28–Albuquerque, NM–Launch Pad
Oct. 30–Austin, TX–Red 7
Nov. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah
Nov. 3–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Sound Stag

European tour dates are still to be announced.

Watain online:


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:

Stone Sour announce four Summer shows for Europe

Posted in News with tags , , , on 23rd January 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Stone Sour have announced four shows in Europe for summer with a string of more Euro dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The dates are as followed:

12 – Bologna, Italy
19 – Hamburg, Germany
20 – Prague, Czech Republic
24 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Venues will be confirmed and announced soon. Tickets go on sale January 23 at this location.

Stone Sour are currently on the road in the US. Their tour schedule is as followed:

23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
25 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
30 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre

1 – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall
2 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
4 – Midland, TX – Midland Horseshoe Arena
5 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s
7 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
8 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
9 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
17 – Denver, CO – Fillmore


Testament announce exclusive Japan shows with Destruction and Death Angel

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan in March, 2013 with thrash legends Destruction and Death Angel. The shows will take place on 9th and 10th March, 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan.

Fans can pre-reserve their tickets at this location this coming Saturday (8th December). Tickets will then go on sale everywhere on Saturday 22nd December. Further information on the exclusive shows can be found at this location.

Japan tour dates as followed:

9 – Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
10 – Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan

Testament also recently announced their first US headlining tour in support of their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal line-ups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned Overkill and Flotsam And Jetsam, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:
– Meet and Greet with members of Testament.
– Photos with members of Testament.
– Special VIP collector pass.
– 8×10 photo of Testament.
– 1 Merchandise item.
– Discount Coupon for online shopping.
– VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of Testament’s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on ‘Into The Pit’!
– All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by Testament.

US tour dates are as followed:

30 – The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*
31 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*

1 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
2 – House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
4 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
5 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
6 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
7 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
9 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10 – The Filmore – Charlotte, NC
12 – The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO
13 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
14 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
15 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
16 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
17 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
18 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
20 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
21 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
22 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
23 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
25 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
26 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
27 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
28 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

* Denotes Flotsam And Jetsam will not be playing


Second album from Vonder & Bloom is coming

Posted in News with tags , , on 20th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

The second album, Shouldn’t Say This, from Vonder & Bloom will be released on the 29th of October. The duo has been in the studio for months with producer Huub Reijnders and talented musicians as Jimmy van den Nieuwenhuizen ( Van Velsen), Kobus Groen ( Miss Montreal), Ed Struijlaart ea. ‘Shouldn’t Say This’ is mastered in New York City by Grammy award nominated engineer Dave Kutch (Alicia Keys/Milow).

The result are beautiful and modest songs: romantic, but with their feet on the ground, pure but definitely not innocent.

A lot has happened with Vonder & Bloom after the release of their debut album Simple Peace of Mind (2010). The song Do Much Better from their debut album is being used since 2011 for a national commercial campaign for Rivella with Chantal Janzen in the lead.

Vonder & Bloom are known for their beautiful songs and their community singing, but also for their original way of promoting their music. In March 2011 the ladies thought it was time to start an international tour, without leaving the Netherlands. The spectacular “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” tour was a fact. With a tiny living room they took place in the airport of Schiphol to play their songs. Everyone who bought an album placed a sticker on a huge map of the world. The end result was that their album spread across the world in 80 days, to 126 countries to be precise.

During their theatre tour the ‘Tiny Little Theatre Tour’ in 2012 they played for sold out venues. Because of this tour they sold around 10.000 copies of their debut album.

From January until March 2013 they have scheduled another grand theatre tour.

28 September 2012,Theater Cultura Ede@EDE
11 January 2013,Theater De Lievekamp@OSS
13 January 2013,Stadsschouwburg@UTRECHT
19 January 2013,Theater De Bussel@OOSTERHOUT
24 January 2013,Chasse Theater@BREDA
26 January 2013,Schouwburg@ALMERE
1 February 2013,Parkstad Limburg Theaters@HEERLEN
13 February 2013,Theater Odeon De Spiegel@ZWOLLE
14 February 2013,Theater Odeon De Spiegel@ZWOLLE
20 February 2013,Stadstheater@ZOETERMEER
22 February 2013,De Flint@AMERSFOORT
23 February 2013,Theater aan het Vrijthof@MAASTRICHT
28 February 2013,Theater De Kom@NIEUWEGEIN
1 March 2013,Theater de Speeldoos@VUGHT
2 March 2013,Ledeltheater @OOSTBURG
3 March 2013,Thalia Theater@IJMUIDEN
7 March 2013,Theater Agora @LELYSTAD
8 March 2013,Theater De Willem@PAPENDRECHT
16 March 2013,De Goudse Schouwburg@GOUDA
20 maart 2013,Posthuis Theater@HEERENVEEN
23 maart 2013,Theaters Tilburg@TILBURG
26 maart 2013,Theater Het Heerenlogement@BEUSICHEM
12 april 2013, Schouwburg Amphion@DOETICHEM
13 april 2013, Kennemer Theater@BEVERWIJK

Blackguard work on pre-production for album and announce North American tour dates!

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 15th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Blackguard is hard at work on pre-production for their fourth album, Storm. Vocalist Paul Zinay has the following to say:


“Hey everyone!


We are currently hard at work and pre-production is coming along very nice. Everyone here is ecstatic over the material we have. Our new guitarist Louis is a riff machine and working his ass off to help make this the best Blackguard album to date. The writing process this time around is unlike anything we’ve done before.  In the past, one or two people would make up the vast majority of material for the album. This time, however, everyone is contributing ideas and music and the results are beyond my expectations.


We will be heading into studio in September to start tracking and we’re hoping to have the record out in early 2013. Lyrically, I’m taking a step into new territory by trying my hand at writing a concept album. This won’t be as intricate or vast as “The Emerald Sword saga” or “The Metal Opera”, but this will be an exciting and new challenge for me nonetheless.


That’s it for now. We’ll try to update everyone as often as possible. In the meantime, keep your eyes open for some exciting tour news that will be announced in the coming weeks.




Blackguard’s critically acclaimed album Firefight was released on March 29, 2011 via Victory Records, which Revolver praised for its “epic, cinematic presence… filled with explosions, breaking glass, warrior chants and foreboding drumming.”  Firefightis available until the end of August on Amazon MP3 for $5. Order here.


Catch Blackguard on tour this fall for a month long tour starting October 7 in New York City. They will join Epica starting October 23 and will wrap up in their hometown of Montreal, Quebec.

You can view tour dates here.