7. August 2015
Swedish death metal rulers GRAVE have finished the recording for their eagerly awaited new album, “Out Of Respect For The Dead”. Three years have passed since the release of GRAVE’s last opus, the highly praised “Endless Procession Of Souls”, that was followed by a European headlining tour together with Sonne Adam, the release of the vinyl-only “Morbid Ascent” EP and another tour together with their labelmates Entombed A.D. Since autumn 2014 GRAVE have constantly been working on the follow-up album of “EPOS”. Now “Out Of Respect For The Dead” is finally done. And it turned out to be one of the angriest and most evil albums of the band’s career. Check out the brand new track “Redeemed Through Hate” and judge by yourself:
“Out Of Respect For The Dead” will be released through Century Media Records in October. More news to be revealed soon.
Ola Lindgren – guitars, vocals
Mika Lagrén – guitars
Tobias Cristiansson – bass, vocals
Ronnie Bergerstål – drums
Century Media Records Online:
30. July 2015
Founded by the Valeta brothers, ’77 (pronounced Seventy Seven) reflects the ideology and musical concept of the Seventies, an era they artistically and aesthetically feel comfortable with and truly at home. Over the past years ’77 didn’t just make a name for themselves with their studio recordings, but particularly with their high energy live shows that secured them countless European tours with the likes of diverse bands such as Bullet or Audrey Horne.
Since playing live is one of their fortes ’77 are happy to announce supporting Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock on selected shows of their upcoming tour in the fall.
The tour perfectly matches the release of ’77’s upcoming album “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” that is due to be released October 30th, 2015. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano who has worked diverse artists such as Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ulver or Cathedral. You figure this might sound too have for fans of real Rock’n’Roll? Wait until you get to hear the first track and you’ll be turned into a real believer that this was a match made in Rock’n’Roll heaven!
Supporting Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock
30.10.15 (NL) Zoetermeer – Boerderij
31.10.15 (NL) Rijssen – Lucky
03.11.15 (FR) Paris – Bataclan
05.11.15 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
06.11.15 (FR) Bourg En Bresse – La Tannerie
07.11.15 (FR) Les Pennes-Mirabeau – Jas’Rod
27.08.15 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
28.08.15 (DE) Wörrstadt – Neuborn Open Air Festival
29.08.15 (DE) Hamburg – The Rock Café St. Pauli
27.11.15 (DE) Dortmund – Leafmeal
Armand Valeta – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
LG Valeta – Lead Guitar
Guillem Martinez – Bass
Andy Cobo – Drums
27. April 2015
Legendary progressive-rockers Spock’s Beard are pleased to announce that they will return with their brand new 12th studio album ‘The Oblivion Particle’, to be released at the end of August 2015. They will also head back to Europe later this year for a string of live dates in support of the record. The band will be joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.
The full list of dates are as follows:
(GSA dates presented by: Rock Hard, Eclipsed, Powermetal.de, Muzu.tv, kalle-rock.de & Dragon Productions)
16.09 – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
17.09 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
18.09 – Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
19.09 – Progresja, Warschau, Poland
20.09 – Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
21.09 – Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
23.09 – Legend, Milan, Italy
24.09 – Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
25.09 – Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
26.09 – Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
27.09 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
29.09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
30.09 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
1.10 – The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
2.10 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
3.10 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK
Spock’s Beards forthcoming new studio album The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013’s Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep. Find some press reactions to that record below and look out for more info in the coming weeks:
arguably the best album of their 20-year career to date’ – Classic Rock
“An entrancing work, their best sounding record to date.” – Prog Magazine
“If you like classy prog with amazing musicianship and big hooks, then look no further.” – Powerplay
“classic Spock’s Beard prog moments in a band that is both respectful of its past but also clearly looking forward to the future.” – Classic Rock Society
8. April 2015
To celebrate Sonata Arctica´s European Tour 2015 The band will have ready the printed version of the Sonata Arctica book English edition in May 2015.
If you purchase the book between the 1st and the 15th of April you will be the first to receive the book delivered in May 2015 for a special price of 25 euros (normally 36 euros) + delivery cost.
The Sonata Arctica book English edition will be exclusively available only from the publisher´s webstore, from this link:
25. February 2015
“666 Weeks Beyond Eternity” / Re-Release of the classic “Eternity” Album
2014 saw FREEDOM CALL heavily playing on the “Light over the Beyond” Tour, which the guys surrounding Frontman Chris Bay and guitar player Lars Rettkowitz kicked off in the US, just to keep it going on an European Trek! The Band demonstrated their extraordinary positive approach to life and the subtle spirit of their Album “Beyond”!
With the return of founding member, bassist Ilker Ersin and the addition of “Drum Wizard” Ramy Ali, an unstoppable force has been created, which is, without any doubt, the strongest line-up in FREEDOM CALLs History.
After the release of their very strong “Beyond” album in 2014, which was a direct hit into any Power Metal Fans heart and surely brought the guys back to their roots, the Band is already back in full steam in 2015.
To show their nearly ceaseless motivation and their outstanding strong team spirit, FREEDOM CALL declare a very unusual, but very “hellish” anniversary: “666 weeks since the genesis of Eternity”. This occasion, will see the re-release of their 2002 landmark Album “Eternity”, in a very special 2 CD digipak edition with tons of bonus material, including the brandnew hymn “666 Weeks Beyond Eternity”!
There will be some serious feasting on an exclusive tour, which will see FREEDOM CALL perform only songs from the “Eternity” record……
“Eternity-666 Weeks Beyond Eternity”” will be released in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th as a 2 CD digipak version and download through SPV/Steamhammer.
CD 1 (remastered, new sequence)
- The Spell
- The Eyes Of The World
- Flying High
- Island Of Dreams
- Bleeding Heart
- Flame In The Night
- Metal Invasion
- Ages Of Power
- Turn Back Time
- Land Of Light
- 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity (brand new song)
- Metal Invasion (live 2011)
- Warriors (live 2011)
- Land Of Light (live 2011)
- The Eyes Of The World (live 2004)
- Metal Invasion (special version 2013)
- Warriors (unplugged 2014)
- Flame In The Night (performed by Powerworld)
- Land Of Light (performed by Neonfly)
- Warriors (performed by Hannes Braun)
24. February 2015
We are pleased to announce that Finntroll will be performing at CHRISTMAS BASH 2015!
Check out the flyer and don’t miss this show in Geiselwind, Germany in December!
6. February 2015
“Falling Home”, the critically acclaimed acoustic album by Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation, was recently released domestically in North America as well via InsideOutMusic and now the band is proud to debut the new promotional video clip for the album’s title track.
Check out the atmospheric clip for “Falling Home”, which was shot in Iceland by director Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson and produced by Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson and Soley Astudottir, via the InsideOutMusic YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/aGILlGzW1Jc
Or see it within Germany here: http://www.muzu.tv/pain-of-salvation/falling-home-video/2359626/
Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw commented as follows:
“I started last year with four months in the hospital, battling flesh eating bacteria, and somehow managed to bounce back to see myself playing Vegas dressed in a rabbit suit. That considered, it felt perfect to end the year knee deep in snow on Iceland, shooting a video for “Falling Home” in a blizzard, with a dead coyote draping my freezing shoulders. I mean, who would have guessed a few years back that the latter would actually turn out to be one of the more normal situations of my 2014? :)
I loved every minute on Iceland, and my all-in personality could not have asked for more. When we were not pushing through the snow outside, we’d sit hours on hours in a cold basement of an old power plant, singing the song over and over again with numbing hands and feet, while the Reykjavik sun was setting outside the heavy concrete walls. Damn, we threw ourselves into this video, whole-heartedly and passionately, and I think anyone watching it will feel that.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped out with this video, but most of all to Hilmir and Sóley!”
“Falling Home” is a very special acoustic release, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (“Holy Diver” by Dio and “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, “Falling Home”). Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, “Falling Home” is also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonustracks and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl, but also 200x copies on white vinyl exclusively from the IOM Webshop).
Order “Falling Home” from the InsideOut Shop as physical formats here:
Or as digital download here:
“Falling Home” promotional online links:
“1979” video: http://youtu.be/QiZh2fh_1Rk
“1979” video (Germany): http://www.muzu.tv/pain-of-salvation/1979-official-video-video/2315304/
“Holy Diver”: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/pain-of-salvation-holy-diver
16. January 2015
Since we already did the revisiting of the Ecliptica on record, we couldn’t resist to try this live as well. This is the first time in the history of Sonata Arctica that we will perform an entire album front to back, in a live setting. We think it’s only fitting that it’s our debut that gets this treatment since it started the whole thing. These shows will be very special and a once in a lifetime thing, so don’t miss out on this.
We are looking forward to this challenge and the whole band is really excited about these unique nights. See you all out there!!!
We already announced @FREEDOM CALL as special guests, who will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Eternity’ with a special set around that album.
And now we are happy to complete the package with power metal newcomers @TWILIGHT FORCE from Falun, Sweden.
Meet us on the following dates:
Ecliptica over Europe Tour 2015
Special Guests: FREEDOM CALL & TWILIGHT FORCE
30.04. 2015 FR – Lille @ Le Splendid
01.05. 2015 UK – London @ O2 Academy Islington
02.05. 2015 NL – Eindhoven @ Effenaar
03.05. 2015 NL – Utrecht @ Tivoli Pandora
05.05. 2015 DE – Hamburg @ Markthalle
06.05. 2015 DE – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
07.05. 2015 DE – Berlin @ Postbahnhof
08.05. 2015 DE – Bochum @ Matrix
09.05. 2015 CH – Pratteln @ Z7
11.05. 2015 IT – Bologna @ Estragon
12.05. 2015 DE – München @ Backstage
13.05. 2015 HU – Budapes @ Club 202
14.05. 2015 PL – Cracov @ Fabryka
15.05. 2015 PL – Warsaw @ Progresja
20. December 2014
‘It’s been some months since we released the re-recorded version of our debut album Ecliptica and of course we couldn’t resist the temptation of attempting to play the whole album front to back live. Hence, we’re happy to announce the Ecliptica special shows in Europe. On these shows we’ll perform Ecliptica in it’s entirety as well as assorted hits from our catalog. This is a one time thing only, don’t miss it.
As special guest we will bring Freedom Call, who will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their ‘Eternity’ album and play a special set around that album.
See you all out there!!!’
Ecliptica over Europe Tour 2015
Special Guests: FREEDOM CALL
Metal Hammer, Musix, Blast, Rock it + Powermetal.de & Dragon Productions present:
30.04.2015 FR – Lille @ Le Splendid
01.05.2015 UK – London @ O2 Academy Islington
02.05.2015 NL – Eindhoven @ Effenaar
03.05.2015 NL – Utrecht @ Tivoli Pandora
05.05.2015 DE – Hamburg @ Markthalle
06.05.2015 DE – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
07.05.2015 DE – Berlin @ Postbahnhof
08.05.2015 DE – Bochum @ Matrix
09.05.2015 CH – Pratteln @ Z7
11.05.2015 IT – Bologna @ Estragon
12.05.2015 DE – München @ Backstage
13.05.2015 HU – Budapest @ Club 202
14.05.2015 PL – Cracov @ Fabryka
15.05.2015 PL – Warsaw @ Progresja
18. December 2014
We are glad to announce that Finntroll will continue celebrating 10 years of NATTFÖDD with several shows in France in March 2015!
Special guests: HateSphere and Profane Omen
17. December 2014
The German Death Metal machine HACKNEYED have just uploaded a making-of “The Flaw Of Flesh” video to YouTube, providing behind-the-scenes impressions of their video shooting.
The song is taken from the upcoming new studio album (release: spring 2015) and the video clip will be released on Christmas Eve, December 24th 2014.
Watch the “Making OF” here
The first video teaser can be seen here.
“Check out the exclusive video premiere for our brand-new song “The Flaw of Flesh” on December 24th! Preparations for our upcoming fourth studio album are at full blast and this track will give you a foretaste of what to expect. Mark the date. Be prepared. We’re back. More power, new influences and bone-crushing new sound!”