The band has a unique combination of sounds! Just check out what Rock Hard Germany said about their latest release: “NAILED TO OBSCURITY created a piece of that music that fullfills more than all standards. For friends of warm sounds of Amorphis across Opeth to Katatonia ‘Opaque’ is a must have.”
Finnish melodic metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA has started to work on the follow-up album to the successful »Pariah’s Child« record. Beyond that, the band is happy to announce the first leg of their European tour.
SONATA ARCTICA is currently taking a break from the recording for their 9th studio album and about to head out with NIGHTWISH for a couple of weeks in North-America from February 19th on.
Directly alongside the release of the new album, SONATA ARCTICA will hit the road again, supported by their Swedish fellows TWILIGHT FORCE. “We’re all really looking forward to finishing our new studio album and taking the songs on the road. This time we’ll start in Europe before heading on to the rest of the world. As always, you can expect a energetic show with new stuff as well as some old favourites”, states the band.
And here are the dates:
SONATA ARCTICA – European Tour 2016
Special Guests: TWILIGHT FORCE presented by: Metal Hammer, Musix, Blast, Rock it + Powermetal.de & Dragon Productions
We are extremely happy to welcome SCARRED from Luxemburg to the Dragon Family!
This band will surely leave their mark in the history of modern Death Metal.
Imagine a hybrid of Gojira, Bloodbath, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore and Pantera and you’ll get a rough idea how this awesome live act sounds like.
The band says: ‘If you take your mission of world domination seriously, you might get at a point where you just need a dragon! (Even Khaleesi needs three of them). We are proud to be chosen to ride on this mighty beast from this day on! Let the invasion begin!’
Irish Pagan Metallers PRIMORDIAL have just announced a 10-date strong European tour in April of this year. The hand-picked line-up includes Icelandic Black Metallers SVARTIDAUDI and German extremists KETZER! The tour marks the first PRIMORDIAL headliner tour in ten years, do not miss out on this rare opportunity!
Comments PRIMORDIAL: ”Well isn´t it about fucking time we tour Europe again? Been long over due, but time moves slow in Primordial land. So here we are in 2016 ready to announce a week and a half with Ketzer and Svartidaudi. What goes around comes
around, so we’ve made the package interesting and we will honour a proper long set taking in all of the bands works. To make it worth your damn while. 70s style…..
No festival sets this time. so stoke the fire before Europe burns to the ground and we shall see you all at the feast of the GHOSTS OF THE CHARNEL HOUSE!”
Comments KETZER: “Having just released our third album STARLESS, we now got a fever and the only prescription (besides more cowbell) is to finally bring the new songs on stage. So, we are more than pleased to announce that we will hit the road in April and tour through Europe together with PRIMORDIAL and SVARTIDAUDI. The opportunity to join such a diverse line-up makes us even more excited. Make sure to catch the “Ghosts of the Charnel House” Tour and join in when we will combine old and new songs to a mesmerizing unity!”
As special offer to their loyal fans PRIMORDIAL offer an exclusive ticket / T-Shirt Bundle via Metaltix. The design was made especially for this tour and will be available exclusively via this bundle:
PRIMORDIAL released their latest album ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ in November of 2014. Watch the videoclips and order your copies of the album at http://www.metalblade.com/primordial/.
KETZERs new album ‘Starless’ is out now via Metal Blade Records. Listen to the album and order your copies at www.metalblade.com/ketzer
We are happy and proud to present the wonderful Anneke Van Giersbergen solo and acoustic in April and May 2016.
AN EVENING WITH
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN
Acoustic Tour 2016
22.04.2016 UK – Glasgow, Audio
23.04.2016 UK – Manchester, Fac251
24.04.2016 UK – Leicester, Soundhouse
25.04.2016 UK – London, The Garage
26.04.2016 UK – Bristol, Exchange
27.04.2016 UK – Southamton, Engine Rooms
28.04.2016 BE – Verviers, Spirit of 66
29.04.2016 DE – Leipzig, Geyserhaus
30.04.2016 DE – Berlin, TheARTer Gallery
01.05.2016 DE – Hamburg, The Rock Café St. Pauli
06.05.2016 BE – De Verlichte Geest, Roeselare
07.05.2016 FR – Paris, La Maroquinerie
08.05.2016 FR – Lille, La Peniche (2 shows: one in the afternoon and one in the evening)
Quoting Anneke: “I’m happy to announce these solo acoustic tour dates beginning April 17. I’m preparing a career-spanning set and some of my favorite cover songs. The awesome Tony Wright aka VerseChorusVerse will join me as my special guest in the UK. Hope to see you all soon!! XxX Anneke”.
Following up on the earlier announcement by our friends at Steamhammer/SPV, we are just as happy and proud to announce the signing of the Swedish act Bullet.
The quintet from Växjö is among the most active groups on the Scandinavian metal scene. At the moment, Bullet are writing songs for an album that they are aiming to release in early 2017. Guitarist Hampus Klang:“We think we’ve found a good formula and direction, both in terms of our music and our songwriting. The new material will be even more heavy metal oriented than before. We’ve written some fast songs that are very NWOBHM inspired.”Bullet will record at the Pama studios in Torsås, Sweden, again, with drummer Gustav Hjortsjö doubling as their producer.
Jörg ´Schrörg` Düsedau (Dragon Productions): “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming collaboration with Bullet and to reaching the next level in cooperation with the band, their management and Steamhammer/SPV. When I saw Bullet at the Metal Hammer Paradise, I had a problem to get into the venue at the beginning of the show, because the club was overfilled. And then I found myself standing in the second row towards the end of their show, totally excited. That hasn’t happened in years. What a live band – real metal without frills. World domination’s next!”
The Finnish Folk Metal Mafia and Dragon Productions are very pleased to announce that Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow will be embarking on a co-headline tour in April 2016.
These two powerhouses of the Finnish Folk Metal scene have joined forces for what promises to be an immensely entertaining evening.
Korpiklaani front man Jonne Järvelä said regarding the tour announcement: “I am so looking forward to playing with our fellow FFMM brothers, who for us are the most respected band in this genre of ours. This is a perfect combination of Finnish music and culture.” Korpiklaani Fiddle played Tuomas Rounakari added: “Exactly, Moonsorrow bring the serious side of our culture and we bring in the balance by adding the festivity of midsummer nights.”
The tour which will take the bands through 7 different European countries and is not to be missed!
08.04.2016 BE – Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Durbuy Rock Festival
HateSphere is proud to present Lect Productions latest creation as their first music video in support of New Hell.
“The man behind the masterpiece, Christoffer Tönnäng, contacted us during our crowd funding campaign and made us an offer we couldnt refuse. Luckily, he is as big a fan of gore as we are, so along with his hard working cast and crew, he made this beautiful bloody mess for “Lines Crossed Lives Lost”. Please enjoy and have your kids cover their eyes.” – HateSphere
The new album “New Hell” is out November 20th via Massacre Records but you can already pre-order it now.
GRAVE and MALEVOLENT CREATION, two of the most legendary and longest running death metal bands, will team up for a tour to bring pain, plague and punishment unto the people of Europe!
MALEVOLENT CREATION’s new album “Dead Man’s Path” – a riff-driven beast in the tradition of the band’s first two album – will be released on Century Media Records on October 2nd.
“Out Of Respect For The Dead” – GRAVE’s new work of death and their most vicious and violent album to date – will be out on October 16th. What could be more fitting than sending those two veterans from the glory days of death metal together on tour to wreak havoc and devastation?
Both bands will share the headlining position, rotating every show. So expect two headliner sets per evening! The full front death metal assault!
DEAF FOREVER, CENRURY MEDIA & DRAGON PRODUCTIONS proudly present:
GRAVE & MALEVOLENT CREATION
Death Raid over Europe
11.11.2015 GR – Athen, An Club
12.11.2015 GR – Thessaloniki, 8Ball Club
14.11.2015 BG – Sofia, 4KM Party Center
16.11.2015 TK – Istanbul, Garaj Istanbul
17.11.2015 BG – Warna, Varna Live Club
18.11.2015 RO – Bucharest, Fabrica
19.11.2015 DE – Hamburg, Marx
20.11.2015 DE – Rheine, Hypothalamus
21.11.2015 DE – Annaberg Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
22.11.2015 CZ – Prague, Futurum
24.11.2015 CZ – Ostrava, Barrack Music Club
25.11.2015 PL – Wroclaw, Alibi
26.11.2015 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
27.11.2015 SVK – Bratislava, Randal Music Club
28.11.2015 HU – Budapest, KVLT
29.11.2015 AT – Wien, Viper Room
30.11.2015 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
02.12.2015 DE – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei
03.12.2015 IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony (*with Pentagram (Chile), Nervochaos)
A sensational tour package will hit European venues in November as two of Century Media’s finest rock acts, DEAD LORD and ‘77, have been confirmed to support Canadian rocker Danko Jones and play additional shows in between the dates on top.
Spain finest rock act ‘77 will release their brand-new album, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us”, on October 30, 2015.
‘77 about the forthcoming live plans: “We are extremely happy to announce that we will be sharing the stage with our old friends DEAD LORD, one of the few contemporary rock and roll bands we truly love, and Danko Jones! Touring with him was an all-time dream we had in ‘77, simply because his garage rock is great and his shows are even greater! For those who think rock is dead: come and see the whole package and you’ll be convinced it is alive and kicking!”
And as already announced some time ago, ’77 will support Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock as very special guest the for a whole week, starting right on the day of the release of their new album.