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Michael Schenker Fest: New European Dates + Special Guest Vocalist!

23. December 2019

Following the announcement of the UK dates, Michael Schenker Fest is pleased to announce mainland Europe tour dates. The band will be stopping off in Holland, Switzerland and Spain. We can also now announce a very special guest for the European shows! Ronnie Romero, who featured on the bands last studio release with his song ‘We are the voice’, will be with Michael Schenker Fest for all European gigs on this tour.

 

50 YEARS OF CLASS!  This tour will be celebrating Michael’s Golden Anniversary in music, commencing with the exciting news that Michael Schenker Fest will be playing eight shows across UK./ Europe in April 2020. The tour is dubbed the ‘Revelation Tour’, so named after Michael’s killer new record released by Nuclear Blast.

 

Michael commented: “Michael Schenker Fest will be touring the UK / Europe to promote the brand new studio album ‘Revelation’ in April 2020, as well as celebrating 50 years of Michael Schenker. We will have a fresh set list and there could even be some extra special guests!”

 

To make things even more special Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons were confirmed as special guests on the UK tour. It’s perfect opportunity for Phil and his Bastard Sons to showcase tracks from his recently released solo album ‘Old Lions Still Roar’

 

16.04.2020 UK – Wolverhampton, KK’S Steel Mill – Live Music
17.04.2020 UK – Newcastle, O2 City Hall Newcastle
18.04.2020 UK – Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
19.04.2020 UK – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
21.04.2020 NL – Zoetermeer – De Boerderij
23.04.2020 CH – Pratteln – Z7
25.04.2020 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz
26.04.2020 ES – Madrid – Sala Riviera

 

Get your tickets here:
UK: https://bit.ly/35Qio55
NL: https://bit.ly/2tFCelj
CH: https://bit.ly/373ytol
ES: https://bit.ly/3983usS & https://bit.ly/2Sm7r7l

 

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST featuring:
Michael Schenker, Gary Barden , Robin Mc AuleyDoogie White, Ronnie Romero, Chris Glen (Bass), Steve Mann (Guitar/Keys), Bodo Schopf (Drums).

 

More info:
http://michaelschenkerhimself.com/
facebook.com/michaelschenkerrocks
twitter.com/MW_Schenker

 

ROSS THE BOSS announces European Tour of Fire 2020

20. December 2019

After the successful release of ‘By Blood Sworn‘ in 2018, a full European tour and glorious festival shows all over Europe, the ROSS THE BOSS band returns to Europe in April 2020 to promote their upcoming new album on AFM Records:

 

We The Ross the Boss Band are really excited to announce this monster Euro tour. After working so hard this year on our new record Born of Fire, we are ready to unleash it. But dont worry, we are still playing all the classic tunes that WE ALL LOVE. Do not miss these shows. It’s an amazing package of unbridled metallic and RnR power!!!

 

Ross and his band are teaming up with the Swiss all girl metal outfit BURNING WITCHES and the UK Rock N’ Metal psychos ASOMVEL.

 

The Burning Witches will release their new album in March on Nuclear Blast Records:

 

Those are exciting news for us – of course we are big MANOWAR fans! So when we got asked to join ROSS THE BOSS on this European tour, we were thrilled & flabbergasted!  It is a big honor to share the stage with such great & experienced musicians! This is a kick ass billing for Heavy Metal maniacs – we hope to see many WITCHES disciples out there next April!

 

And Ralph from Asomvel comments:

If you think ASOMVEL is excited to be part of this Ross the Boss tour, come around & check our underwear!

 

METAL HAMMER, Guitar, Metal.de, Tough Magazine, Kalle Rock & Dragon Productions present:

 

ROSS THE BOSS

Tour of Fire – Europe 2020

 

Special Guests: BURNING WITCHES, ASOMVEL

 

PRIMORDIAL & MOONSORROW announce Double Headliner Tour – The third Heathen Crusade

11. December 2019

Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Tough Magazine, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions present

 

The third Heathen Crusade

PRIMORDIAL & MOONSORROW

Double Headliner Tour

 Special guest: ROME

 

 

 

18.04.2020 BE – Bomal, Durbuy Rock Festival

19.04.2020 FR – Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge

20.04.2020 CH – Pratteln, Z7

21.04.2020 DE – Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex

22.04.2020 DE – Berlin, Lido

23.04.2020 DE – Bremen , Modernes

24.04.2020 DK – Copenhagen , Pumpehuset

25.04.2020 SE – Gothenburg, Valand

26.04.2020 SE – Stockholm, Slaktkyrkan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIMORDIAL and MOONSORROW return for their third Heathen Crusade!

 

14 years after their first European ‘Heathen Crusade’ and only 2 years after the second Crusade, Primordial and Moonsorrow will invade Europe again, bringing their double co-headliner brand to another 6 European countries during 9 days.

 

As very special guest they will bring the neo-folk one man act ROME to round up the tour package.

 

Moonsorrow guitarist Mitja Harvilahti states:

“Hark ye heathens!

The time has come for Heathen Crusade 3. We shall join forces with our brethren Primordial from the Republic of Ireland! We have toured together many times since 2006 and it’s about time we bring this package to some new cities as well as familiar ones. The age of gods has come to the age of man and this will be the last tour before the next chapter in Moonsorrow.”

 

While Primordial singer Alan Averill says:

“With great pleasure we can announce a further chapter to the Heathen Crusade Legacy with our brothers from Moonsorrow. Some different cities and

different countries we have never brought the Crusaders to! We will be playing a set of songs from the wilderness in our catalogue. Rarely heard  5nd obscure songs

that rarely get performed. We also add the neo-folk musical cutural phenomenon of Rome to the bill as something unique and different. See you all again soon”

 

 

 

PRIMORDIAL

https://www.primordialofficial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial/

 

MOONSORROW

https://moonsorrow.com/

https://www.facebook.com/moonsorrowofficial/

 

ROME (Jerome Reuter)

https://www.rome.lu/

https://www.facebook.com/romeproject/

 

Booking:

www.dragon-productions.com

www.facebook.com/dragonproductionsofficial

https://www.instagram.com/dragonproductionsgmbh/

EXCITER ANNOUNCE FIRST TOUR IN DECADES

8. August 2019

The Canadian Heavy Metal Maniacs EXCITER will return to Europe for two weeks in November/December to annihilate stages in 7 countries across the pond.

These are very special shows as it will be the first proper tour of Europe since the 1986 “Easter Metal Blast” with Motörhead & Manowar. In fact, the maniacs will be hitting territories we haven’t played at all since that ’86 tour including England, Belgium, Switzerland, & Netherlands.

Vocalist/drummer Dan Beehler has a personal message for all the fans overseas:

“Maniacs – get ready for some oldschool punishment as we bring the EXCITER machine pounding through Europe – see you at the front, long live the loud!”

Joining EXCITER as special guest on these dates will be the UK’s ASOMVEL.

Tour dates listed below:

27.11.2019 ES – Zaragoza, Cívico Delícias***
29.11.2019 UK – London, New Cross Inn
30.11.2019 DE – Hagen, Kultopia
01.12.2019 DE – Mannheim, 7er Club 
03.12.2019 IT – Rome, Traffic Club 
04.12.2019 IT – Milan, Slaughter Club 
05.12.2019 CH – Winterthur, Gaswerk
06.12.2019 NL – Tilburg, De Nieuwe Vorst 
07.12.2019 BE – Kuurne, Blast from the Past Festival 
08.12.2019 DE – Hamburg, Bambi Galore
*** – Only Exciter
Presented by DEAF FOREVER, metal.de, & Dragon Productions

SONATA ARCTICA announce “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour for November and December of this year

10. July 2019

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. Today, the band proudly announce their “The Raven still flies over Europe” tour, that is going to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the tour, SONATA ARCTICA will be accompanied by EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS.


The band states:

‘After working our asses off since last summer with our new album, we finally got it done and now is the time to go back out on the road with some exciting new material and new shenanigans and what have you.

Last spring we had a really amazing time touring in Europe with the acoustic stuff and I’m sure it will be just as fun to come back once again and make some new memories together. We got a couple of killer support bands with us, so there’s definitely some great nights ahead for all of us. Cheers!’

The pre-order for the German tickets will start on July 11th on Eventim.de, on all other ticket seller pages on July 13th.

 EMP, Metal Hammer, Musix, Rock It, Hardline, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast & Dragon Productions present
 
SONATA ARCTICA
The Raven still flies over Europe 
 
+ Edge of Paradise
+ Temple Balls
 
11.11.2019 SE - Stockholm, Kraken
12.11.2019 NO - Oslo, Parkteatret
13.11.2019 NO - Trondheim, Byscenen
15.11.2019 SE - Trollhättan, Folkets Park
16.11.2019 DK - Aarhus, Train
17.11.2019 DE - Berlin, Bi Nuu
18.11.2019 DE - Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
19.11.2019 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.11.2019 SK- Zvolen, Rates Arena
22.11.2019 RO - Cluj Napoca, Form Space
23.11.2019 BG - Sofia, Music Jam Club
25.11.2019 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra
26.11.2019 AT - Vienna, ((Szene))
27.11.2019 CH - Pratteln, Z7
29.11.2019 IT - Padova, Hall
30.11.2019 IT - Milan, Live Club
01.12.2019 FR - Lyon, Le Ninkasi Kao
02.12.2019 FR - Paris, La machine du Moulin Rouge
04.12.2019 ES - Madrid, La Riviera
05.12.2019 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
06.12.2019 FR - Limoge, Cc John Lennon
07.12.2019 BE - Izegem, Cultuurhuis De Leest
08.12.2019 FR - Pagney, Chez Paulette
11.12.2019 UK - London, The Electric Ballroom
12.12.2019 NL - Tilburg, 013
13.12.2019 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
14.12.2019 DE - Bochum, Matrix
 

More info:
www.sonataarctica.info
www.facebook.com/sonataarctica
www.nuclearblast.de/sonataarctica

D-A-D announce the European leg of ‘A Tour For The Loud’

27. June 2019

After the release of their new album ‘A Prayer For The Loud’ last week and entering the Danish charts at #1, D-A-D announce the European leg of ‘A Tour For The Loud’.

“This will be the real thing” says D-A-D’s lead singer Jesper Binzer. “Playing festivals is fine and dandy, but an hour of D-A-D is just scraping the surface – shows in your local rock club will always be what Rock’n’Roll is all about – a sweaty gathering of the loud… and that’s just what we’ll be doing! What about you? Are you coming?”

24 shows and 9 countries in 4 weeks.

A real tour for the loud!

RIOT V announces Armor of Light Eurotour 2019 with Asomvel and Indian Nightmare

15. May 2019

New York City’s heavy metal warriors RIOT V announces ‘Armor of Light Tour 2019’ with UK classic rockers ASOMVEL and the Berlin metal punk phenomenon INDIAN NIGHTMARE.

RIOT V will perform at Sabaton Open Air, Turock Open Air and headline the traditional Trveheim Festival. In between, the band will be touring over selected club shows in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland.

Tickets available here: http://www.tiny.cc/riotvtickets

Deaf Forever, Metal.de & Dragon Productions presents:
‘Armor of Light 2019’

16/Aug Falun (SE) Sabaton Open Air *
17/Aug Essen (DE) Turock Open Air *
18/Aug Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
19/Aug Gent (BE) The Crossover
20/Aug Kassel (DE) Goldgrube
21/Aug Luzern (CH) Schüür
22/Aug Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
23/Aug Mannheim (DE) 7er Club
24/Aug Hallbergmoos (DE) Trveheim Festival *
*Only Riot V

Also visit:
www.areyoureadytoriot.com

www.asomvel.com

www.fb.com/Indian-Nightmare-1564014753877177

www.dragon-productions.eu

www.deaf-forever.de

www.metal.de

NITROGODS ANNOUNCES ‘REBEL DAYZ TOUR 2019’ WITH PSYCHOPUNCH AND MAXXWELL

19. March 2019

NITROGODS are coming with their strongest Album to date “Rebel Dayz” on tour!
14 Tracks with the raw violence and power of their lieve shows, full dirtiness and Rock’n’Roll. Along with them are the Swedish Pioneers PSYCHOPUNCH and the Swiss Heavy Rockers MAXXWELL.

Henny from the Nitrogods states:
With the new album, we are as close the live sound of Nitrogods as ever. We are eager to release this monster on humanity, and looking forward to the “Rebel Dayz” tour in the fall with our Swedish friends Psychopunch and the superb Maxxwell from Switzerland.

Jarmo from Psychopunch adds:
With a new record label (Massacre Records) and a new studio album (release fall 2019), we just can´t wait to go on tour with our friends in Nitrogods. This package will ROCK and whatever you do…don´t miss out on the chance to be a part of this amazing and wild Rock´n´roll adventure! See you out there!

Tickets available here: www.tiny.cc/nitrogodstickets

Dragon Productions & Rock Hard Magazine presents:
“REBEL DAYZ TOUR 2019”
Nitrogods, Psychopunch & Maxxwell
25.10.19 DE – Oberhausen, Helvete
26.10.19 DE – Andernach, JUZ
27.10.19 BE – Diest, Moonlight Music Hall
28.10.19 DE – Kassel, Goldgrube
29.10.19 DE – Hamburg, Bambi Galore
30.10.19 DE – Osnabrück, Bastard Club
31.10.19 DE – Husum, Speicher Husum e.V.
01.11.19 DE – Oldenburg, Cadillac
02.11.19 DE – Dresden, Chemiefabrik
03.11.19 DE – Nürnberg, Der Cult
05.11.19 DE – München, Backstage
06.11.19 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
07.11.19 DE – Freiburg,  Crashclub
08.11.19 CH – Burgdorf, Sägegasse
09.11.19 CH – Luzern, Schüür
10.11.19 DE – Mannheim, MS-Connexion

Visit also:
www.massacre-records.com
www.nitrogods.de
www.psychopunch.rocks
www.maxxwell.ch
www.dragon-productions.eu
www.rockhard.de

We proudly welcome Ghost Ship Octavius to the Dragon family!

25. February 2019

The American progressive metal sensation featuring the drummer Van Williams (ex-Nevermore), guitar player Matthew Wicklund (ex-God Forbid, Official: Himsa) and vocalist/guitarist Adōn Fanion, released there second album “Delirium” last Friday via Mighty Music.

Van Williams states: ‘Ghost Ship Octavius are happy to announce that we will be working with Dragon Productions for European bookings. We are very excited to have them on our team and we look forward to getting GSO into a country near you! GSO or GTFO!’


Check out their brandnew video at this location:
https://youtu.be/YrQf711aOFk

With foundations in Progressive Metal, GSO are forging a fresh pathway in the metal genre by exploring emotional and melodic writing firmly founded in technical playing and memorable hooks with a common theme of darkness, hope and ghostly imagery with chilling, arctic elements throughout.

ghostshipoctavius.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GhostShipOctavius/
https://www.instagram.com/ghostshipoctavius/
https://twitter.com/gsoctavius
https://www.instagram.com/ghostshipoctavius/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7E1Soj4kGw9zyhIJWZyOhx

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Announces New Drummer

15. February 2019

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker‘s MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has recruited drummers Simon Phillips and Bodo Schopf following the recent passing of Ted McKenna. Simon, who played on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP debut album, will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LP. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming U.S. tour. This role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on “Perfect Timing” and “Save Yourself”. With the sudden passing of McKenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role as he had the important job of preparing for the U.S. tour.

Michael states: “We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smooth as possible and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST.”

Bodo comments: “I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances and I’m proud to rock for him and all the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST fans. RIP Ted.”

Following the release of its successful first album “Resurrection”, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST is currently recording the follow-up, co-produced by Schenker and Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August.

McKenna, who has also played with THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND, Rory Gallagher and Ian Gillan, died last month at the age of 68. He passed away from a haemorrhage during elective surgery.

Michael comments: “We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna — our amazing drummer and dearest friend — passing away. It’s a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music. Rest in peace, Ted. We will miss you.”

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will kick off its U.S. tour on April 15 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The trek will include performances in Vancouver, Chicago, and New York before concluding on May 18 in Austin.

Welcome YEAR OF THE GOAT!

13. February 2019

So we welcome Swedish dark doom rock masters YEAR OF THE GOAT to the roster…


Formed back in 2006 they have released two full lengths and a handful of EPs with a new album ready to drop on Napalm Records over the coming months…..


Inspiration from the 60s and 70s sits side by side with traditional metal and classic nwobhm influences,
mellotrons swirl, organs sound out alongside one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in modern metal!
….and the riffs? they have the riffs….majestic, retro, progressive but above all tunes that have staying power


Welcome to Dragon Productions YEAR OF THE GOAT!!!

For booking contact : alan@dragon-productions.com

English NWOBHM legends SATAN announces ‘Cruel Winter’ European tour with RAM & Screamer

13. December 2018

English NWOBHM legends SATAN announces ‘Cruel Winter’ European tour with RAM and Screamer for ten dates in six countries.


Comments Satan: “it may be called the Cruel Winter tour but things are going to get decidedly HOT when Satan, Ram & Screamer roll into town. We are stoked to get back to some places we haven’t played in thirty years! Watch out Europe, something wicked this way comes”

 

SATAN are in full promotion swing of their current album ‘Cruel Magic‘ which has been released in September of 2018. The album is a huge success for band and label which culminated in a sensational German chart entry on position 28.

Swedish labelmates and defenders of the faith RAM have been recruited as direct support. RAM will be performing a greatest hits mix of their fantastic catalogue including a good chunk of tracks from their latest album ‘Rod‘ (2017)!

 

Comments RAM: ‘We are proud and excited to announce that we will hit the road with the absolute legendary NWOBHM band SATAN in feburary. This tour will be a deadly alloy of two generations of Metal, the innovators and the defenders. We are also thrilled to see that our fellow Swedes Screamer are on the bill. EUROPE, THE HEAVY METAL TYRANNY RETURNS, BANG YOUR HEAD OR LOSE IT!

Opening up each night will be Swedish Heavy Metal road warriors SCREAMER.

 


DEAF FOREVER, Metal.de & Dragon Productions present:
‘CRUEL WINTER TOUR 2019’
Satan, RAM & Screamer

14.02.2019 DE – Essen, Turock
15.02.2019 NL – Tillburg, LittleDevi
16.02.2019 BE – Beveren – Leie, ‘t Klokhuis
17.02.2019 DE – Trier, Mergener Hof
18.02.2019 DE – München, Backstage
19.02.2019 CH – Aarau, Kiff Aarau
20.02.2019 DE – Kassel, Goldgrube
21.02.2019 DE – Weiden, Salute-Rockmusikclub
22.02.2019 FR – Colmar, Le Grillen
23.02.2019 IT – Parma, Fight For Metal Fest 8