NITROGODS reveal Coverartwork and configurations of upcoming album “Roadkill BBQ”

24. February 2017

The new NITROGODS album “Roadkill BBQ” will be released worldwide via Steamhammer / SPV at May 26, 2017. The German Rock n Roll three-piece recorded 14 brand new Nitrogods songs for album number three and on top of that… 4 great cover versions which will be pressed on an exclusive EP, only available in the Limited Edition Box Set. This is the first time that we release a Box Set for the band and we put some real cool and worthy extras together for the fans! All details and the complete tracklistings will be announced soon.

Roadkill BBQ will come in these physical configurations:

  1. CD digipak
  2. Ltd. Vinyl Edition incl. CD
  3. Lmited Edition Fan Box containing the album, the exclusive bonus EP and some more great extras


10.03.D-Schweinfurt – Stattbahnhof

11.03.D-Hechingen – Rock Cafe

25.03.D-Andernach – JUZ Live Club

01.04.D-Zwickau – Club Seilerstrasse

08.04.D-Hannover – Musikzentrum (Nitrofest)

28.04.A-Fusch – Rockfest Fusch

29.04.D-Reinhardsthagen – Weser Metal Meeting

20.05.D-Schwäbisch-Hall – Club Alpha 60

26.05.D-Wuppertal – Live Club Barmen

27.05.D-Arnsdorf – Rainy Days

03.06.D-Aerzen – Schrappmühlen Open Air

09.06.D-Nürtingen – Kuckucksei

10.06.D-Starnberg – Food Rock Festival

16.06.D-Homberg – MISE Open Air

24.06.I-Natz – Alpen Flair

15.07.D-Manrode – Fest Evil


NITROGODS – Roadkill BBQ Tour 2017

Special guests: MF Ruckus (USA) + Kickin Valentina (USA)

29.09. D-Hamburg – Logo

30.09. D-Klingenthal – Gambrinus

01.10. D-Erfurt – From Hell

02.10. D-Mannheim – 7er Club

03.10. D-München – Backstage

04.10. D-Stuttgart – Cann

05.10. D-Düsseldorf – Pitcher

06.10. D-Hagen aTW – Stock

07.10. D-Oldenburg – Cadillac

GOD DETHRONED announces new album ‘The World Ablaze’ for release on May, 5th! Release shows scheduled!

9. February 2017

Dutch Death Metal masters GOD DETHRONED have announced ‘The World Ablaze’ as the title of their new album scheduled for release on May, 5th via Metal Blade Records!


‘The World Ablaze’ is the band´s first album since ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ from 2010 and marks the grand comeback for the Dutchmen!


The album has just been mastered two days ago, the front art and a first song will be revealed shortly as well as the pre-order and album configurations!

Dan Swanö mixed the album and has formed his opinion: “God Dethroned have taken a great turn on the fields of Death Metal. This album is a great combination of all kinds of tempos and styles the genre have to offer, each performed with crushing perfection, and catchy choruses and memorable melodic hooks! Will go down well among fans of Bolt Thrower (R.I.P.) and some of the other dutch death brigades I’ve had the pleasure of working with!”

GOD DETHRONED will play two German release shows on the weekend of release and two Dutch ones the following weekend. Please spread the word!


05/05/17 DE – Oberhausen – Helvete w/Lifeless & Visionary

06/05/17 DE – München – Backstage w/Revel In Flesh & Commander & Visionary

12/05/17 NL- Lelystad – Poppodium w/ Visionary & Disquiet

13/05/17 NL – Groningen – Vera w/Visionary & The Heritage


Other GOD DETHRONED shows:

11/03/17 DE – Heidelberg – Deathfest

08/04/17 NL – Erica – Pitfest

10-12/08/17 DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air

SONATA ARCTICA to return to Europe in early 2017!

26. October 2016

Finnish melodic metal giants, SONATA ARCTICA, finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE last Saturday with a sold out show at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. On this tour, the Finns presented their latest record titled »The Ninth Hour« (#2 Finland, #7 Sweden (Rock/Metal), #18 Switzerland, #22 Germany, #43 Austria among others) live on European soil for the first time. After SONATA ARCTICA‘s forthcoming North American tour with LEAVES’ EYES and OMNIUM GATHERUM, the band will hit European stages once more from February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers TRIOSPHERE (February 20th – March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers THUNDERSTONE (March 22nd – April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers STRIKER. See below for all dates!
Keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg commented:
“Since our latest European tour was merely a blip on the radar, albeit a strong one at that, we decided that we had to come back and make sure we hit all the places we missed on the first run. So, here it is: 2 months of shows in Europe, including a lot of new places and a whole bunch of cities we haven’t had the chance to visit in years. See you out there!”



»The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017«

20.02.  D         Nuremberg – Hirsch
21.02.  CZ        Zlin – Masters Of Rock Café
22.02.  A          Vienna – Szene
23.02.  D         Munich – Backstage
24.02.  I           Modena – Vox Club
25.02.  I           Rome – Orion
27.02.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
28.02.  CH       Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
01.03.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
03.03.  F          Marseille – Le Moulin
04.03.  E          Barcelona – Bikini
05.03.  E          Madrid – La Riviera
06.03.  E          Sevilla – Custom
07.03.  P          Lisbon – Lisboa Ao Vivo
09.03.  E          Pamplona – Totem
10.03.  F          Bordeaux – Barbey Theatre
11.03.  F          Toulouse – Le Metronum
12.03.  F          Lyon – Le Ninkaso Kao
14.03.  F          Besancon – La Rodia
15.03.  F          Nancy – L’Austre Canal
16.03.  F          Rennes – Antipode
17.03.  UK       Southampton – Engine Rooms
18.03.  UK       Bristol – Marble Factory
19.03.  UK       Cardiff – Tramshed
20.03.  UK       Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
22.03.  UK       Manchester – Club Academy
23.03.  UK       Sheffield – Corporation Room 1
24.03.  UK       Glasgow – The Classic Grand
25.03.  UK       Belfast – Limelight 2
26.03.  IRL       Dublin – The Academy
28.03.  UK       Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
29.03.  F          Lille – Le Splendid
30.03.  D         Herford – X
31.03.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
01.04.  NL        Eindhoven – Effenaar
02.04.  NL        Utrecht – Tivoli Pandora
04.04.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
05.04.  D         Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
06.04.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
07.04.  S          Malmo – KB
08.04.  S          Orebro – Frimis Salonger
09.04.  S          Gothenburg – Pustervik
SONATA ARCTICA‘s »The Ninth Hour« hit the charts in several countries all over the globe:


#2 Finland
#7 Sweden (Rock/Metal)
#18 Switzerland
#22 Germany
#43 Austria
#53 Belgium (Wallonie)
#60 Sweden
#67 Hungary
#68 Italy
#86 Spain
#112 Belgium (Vlanders)
#125 Canada
#163 Netherlands


#7 Heatseeker
#12 Hard Music
#15 Hardcharts
#48 Rock Album
#113 Billboard Top 200

Order »The Ninth Hour« here:
Order the album digitally:


More on »The Ninth Hour«:


4. October 2016


10 years of Hackneyed, dear fans and supporters! A whole decade! It’s almost 10 years ago since Phil and Tim came up with the idea to start this band. From this moment on, everything was different. We wrote our first tracks, rehearsed them together and played our first live shows. We don’t want to lie, it was a beginning with many ups and downs, but it was all worth it.

And then in 2008: the big bang! Discovered by Achim Ostertag (thank you so much for everything!), we got our first record deal with gigantic Nuclear Blast, followed by two great albums and uncountable shows all over the world. Two years later, our journey went into different directions and we got the chance to release a third album at Lifeforce Records back in 2011. The next great step came in 2015: our very own music label, CoMa Tone Records, and a fourth album that we released ourselves – which makes us extremely proud! Furthermore, we toured all over Europe with idols like Morbid Angel, Kataklysm, Nile or Arch Enemy and played at big festivals like Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, With Full Force or Barge To Hell.

We achieved so much, way more than we ever imagined and we are incredibly thankful for everyone who has been a part of this journey! You guys are the reason why we made it that far!
But time changes interests and priorities and after 10 years of band history, we feel like we are ready to close this amazing chapter of our lives, move on and take on new challenges. Yes, you’ve read correctly: Hackneyed will split up!
But of course we won’t leave without saying goodbye to you, our fans and supporters. We want to celebrate the 10 years we were together – which is why we’ve planned several (festival) shows in 2016, topped off with a farewell concert towards the end of the year. We’re really counting on you to take part in this last step of Hackneyed’s journey. Let’s make it BIG! Let’s make Hackneyed remain in our minds and hearts FOREVER!



And we as Dragon Productions send nothing but love and respect to them.

This have been 10 great years with these fantastic young men. We’ll miss ya!

ULI JON ROTH announces Tour dates

14. September 2016

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We are proud to present guitar legend Uli Jon Roth on his ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited World Tour 2016’:

24.09.2016 DE – Braunschweig, Tegtmeyer
25.09.2016 DE – Braunschweig, Tegtmeyer (2nd show)

29.09.2016 FR – Toulouse, Le Metronum
30.09.2016 FR – Riom (near Clermont ferrand), La Puce a L’Oreille
01.10.2016 FR – Salon de Provence, Portail Coucou
02.10.2016 FR – Ensisheim, Wood Stock Guitares

04.10.2016 RU – Moscow, Stereo Hall
05.10.2016 RU – Yaroslavl, GORKA Club
06.10.2016 RU – St. Petersburg, Jagger Club

08.10.2016 JP – Tokyo, Loud Park Festival

27.10.2016 SE – Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers // Göteborg
28.10.2016 SE – Sala, Rockland
29.10.2016 FI – Mariehamn /Åland, Dino’s Pub
31.10.2016 FI – Helsinki, TAVASTIA-klubi

19.11.2016 DE – Worpswede, Music Hall Worpswede e. V.
20.11.2016 DE – Bochum, Matrix Bochum (Rockpalast)
21.11.2016 DE – Köln, Underground Cologne
22.11.2016 DE – Augsburg, Spectrum Club Augsburg
23.11.2016 DE – Mannheim, 7er Club Mannheim
24.11.2016 DE – Freiburg, Jazzhaus Freiburgus
25.11.2016 DE – Siegen, Vortex Surfer Musikclub
26.11.2016 DE – Lübeck, treibsAND – Live Club Lübeck

02.-06.02.2017 70000tons of Metal

The live DVD ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited’ will be released on UDR Records 21.10.2016-

Get your tickets for Germany at Metaltix:


TWILIGHT FORCE enter European charts

12. September 2016


TWILIGHT FORCE‘s album »Heroes Of Mighty Magic« saw the light of day on August 26th via Nuclear Blast. And glorious news can be revealed: The band’s sophomore record hit the charts in various European countries (#54 in Germany among others; find all entries below!). Congratulations to the Twilight Kingdoms!

Lynd commented:
“»Heroes Of Mighty Magic« has made its way to the bazaars of the world. Sold by many a merchant, among livestock, magic potions and other goods; the album has proven itself to be a popular item indeed. So popular that it has been inscribed in the weekly sonic tablets of the merchants!”

#17 – Sweden (Rock)
#20 – UK (Rock)
#41 – UK (Indie)
#44 – Switzerland
#54 – Germany

Additionally, the fourth part of their lore series has been launched:
Learn more about bass player Born:

Missed the previous parts?

Watch the brand-new ‘Powerwind’ video here:

Listen to the track-by-track commentary version of »Heroes Of Mighty Magic« over on Spotify:

More on »Heroes Of Mighty Magic«:
‘Battle Of Arcane Might’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
Trailer #1:
Trailer #2:
Trailer #3:
Trailer #4:
Trailer #5:


07.10.  N         Trondheim – Byscenen *SOLD OUT*
08.10.  S          Borlänge – Liljan
09.10.  S          Huskvarna – Folkets Park
11.10.  DK       Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
12.10.  D         Hamburg – Markthalle
13.10.  NL        Haarlem – Patronaat
14.10.  NL        Tilburg – 013 *SOLD OUT*
15.10.  UK       London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10.  F          Paris – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10.  F          Strasbourg – La Laiterie
19.10.  CH       Pratteln – Z7
20.10.  I           Milan – Alcatraz
21.10.  D         Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
22.10.  D         Bochum – Zeche

06.01.  D         Hamburg – Sporthalle
07.01.  D         Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena
08.01.  B          Antwerp – Lotto Arena
10.01.  IRL       Dublin – Vicar Street
11.01.  UK       Glasgow – o2 Academy
13.01.  UK       Manchester – o2 Apollo
14.01.  UK       London – o2 Brixton Academy
15.01.  F          Lille – Aeronef
16.01.  F          Paris – Olympia
18.01.  F          Toulouse – Le Bikini
19.01.  E          Bilbao – Santana 27
20.01.  P          Porto – Coliseu Do Porto
21.01.  E          Madrid – Barclaycard Center
22.01.  E          Barcelona – Sant Jordi
24.01.  F          Lyon – Transbordeur
25.01.  I           Milan – Live Club
27.01.  A          Vienna – Gasometer
28.01.  D         Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena
29.01.  NL        Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
31.01.  D         Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle
01.02.  D         Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
03.02.  CH       Basel – St. Jakobshalle
04.02.  D         Bamberg – Brose Arena
05.02.  D         München – Zenith
24.02.  FIN       Helsinki – Icehall
25.02.  EST      Tallinn – Kultuurikatel
27.02.  PL        Gdansk – Ergo Arena
28.02.  PL        Wroclaw – Hala Stulecia
01.03.  PL        Warsaw – Torwar
03.03.  PL        Cracov – Wisla Hall
04.03.  CZ        Prague – Tip Sport Arena
05.03.  H         Budapest – Barba Negra
06.03.  SRB      Belgrade – Belexpo
08.03.  GR       Athens – Peiraios Academy
09.03.  GR       Thessaloniki – Fix Factory Of Sound
10.03.  BG       Sofia – Universiada Hall
11.03.  RO       Bucharest – Arenele Romane
13.03.  HR       Zagreb – Dom Sportova
14.03.  SK        Bratislava – Aegon Arena
15.03.  D         Berlin – Columbiahalle
17.03.  S          Norrköping – Himmelstalundshallen
18.03.  S          Sandviken – Göransson Arena
19.03.  S          Örebro – Conventum Arena
21.03.  DK       Copenhagen – Valby Hallen
22.03.  S          Lund – Sparbank Skane Arena
24.03.  S          Stockholm – Hovet
25.03.  S          Göteborg – Frölundaborg
26.03.  N         Oslo – Sentrum Scene
27.03.  N         Haugesund – Byscenen
29.03.  N         Trondheim – Samfundet Storsalen
31.03.  S          Umea – Umea Energi Arena Vind
01.04.  S          Lulea – Lulea Energi Arena

SONATA ARCTICA – announce new album “The Ninth Hour”!

22. July 2016


Only two years after the release of »Pariah’s Child« and a massive world tour, the Finnish Melodic Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA are already back for more – their ninth masterpiece entitled »The Ninth Hour« will see the light of day on October 7th.


Once again, the album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a typical yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.


“The studio work for the new record started seriously in mid-April 2016 in several home studios around Finland,” singer Tony Kakko explains. “But the main recording and mixing took place at the Studio57 in Alaveteli, Finland. It functions as a kind of centre point and all work finally ends up there. We aimed to create another melodic, beautiful, surprising SONATA ARCTICA album… Did it turn out that way? I surely think so. But maybe I should leave that for you to decide!”


After a North American tour with their friends from NIGHTWISH plus many headline shows around the globe, the band was once again able to take a look at the entire world as it is at the moment – on the edge of a possible armageddon. This spirit is reflected in the new artwork of »The Ninth Hour« :


“The artwork of our ninth studio album »The Ninth Hour« depicts a future utopian landscape on the background. Nature and human technologies are in balance. In the middle we have an hour glass contraption with a knob for us to meddle with. The right-hand side cup represents the nature side with no humans left, on the left we have the human dystopia after we have destroyed Nature. The idea I had was, that turning the knob will tilt the hour glass in one direction or another, and the other cup will slowly empty and that future will be erased. Biblically we are expected to repent and sacrifice on »The Ninth Hour«…to dive right back to a more mundane reality, it’s a fact that we are currently living in critical, historical times. Our decisions will define the future. Not only ours as a race, but the future of this entire planet. We need to make sacrifices and in many cases we will repent our already made choices.”
Right after the summer festival season and the release of their anticipated record, the band will embark on a European tour together with their label mates TWILIGHT FORCE to present the new songs to their fans. Here are the dates:


Special Guests: TWILIGHT FORCE
presented by: Metal Hammer, Musix, Blast, Rock it + & Dragon Productions
07.10.16 NOR – Trondheim, Trondheim Metal Fest
08.10.16 SE – Borlänge, Liljan
09.10.16 SE – Huskvarna, Folkets Park
11.10.16 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
12.10.16 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
13.10.16 NL – Haarlem, Patronaat
14.10.16 NL – Tilburg, 013
15.10.16 UK – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10.16 FR – Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
18.10.16 FR – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
19.10.16 CH – Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7
20.10.16 IT – Milan, Alcatraz
21.10.16 DE – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei
22.10.16 DE – Bochum, Zeche


Watch their latest clips:
‘The Wolves Die Young’ official video:
‘Love’ official video:
‘Cloud Factory’ lyric video:
‘Kingdom For A Heart’ – official track:

´77 – announce supporting The Kyle Gas Band in France

22. July 2016

After announcing their “Come & Join Us On Tour” headlining tour earlier this week ’77 are happy to add more live dates. This time they will be supporting The Kyle Gass Band in France.


’77 supporting The Kyle Gass Band

24.09.16 (FR) Paris – Petit Bain

25.09.16 (FR) Nantes – La Scène Michelet

26.09.16 (FR) Nantes – La Scène Michelet

27.09.16 (FR) Toulouse – Le Saint des Seins

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All dates are in support of their latest album “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” which was released in the late fall of last year. The album was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano who has worked with diverse artists such as Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ulver or Cathedral.

Check out ‘77’s video clip for “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”:

Or the lyric video for “It’s Alright”:


Artistically and aesthetically deeply rooted in the Seventies the Valeta brothers Armand Valeta (vocals and rhythm guitar) and LG Valeta (lead guitar) founded ’77 (pronounced Seventy Seven) as a direct reflection of the concept of the era they love. Over the past years ’77, who are hailing from Spain, 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, Audrey Horne, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, Danko Jones or their label mates Dead Lord.

´77 – announce “Come & Join Us On Tour” headlining tour in September

19. July 2016

2016 77 Poster GAS


Artistically and aesthetically deeply rooted in the Seventies the Valeta brothers Armand Valeta (vocals and rhythm guitar) and LG Valeta (lead guitar) founded ’77 (pronounced Seventy Seven) as a direct reflection of the concept of the era they love. Over the past years ’77, who are hailing from Spain, 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, Audrey Horne, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, Danko Jones or their label mates Dead Lord.


After a highly successful tour throughout their native Spain they are getting back into the van for a European headlining tour in September.


’77 about the upcoming “Come & Join Us On Tour”: “Hi everyone! Maybe you were wondering what we’ve been doing since our last European tour with Michael Schenker, Danko Jones and our label mates Dead Lord.
Well, as many of you know, we’re a terribly hardworking band and so we’ve been successfully touring around our beautiful home country Spain, holding the rock and roll flame high and proud.
These times might be rough indeed, but we like sticking to our motto ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’ – and that’s why we want to jump back into action, come to your town and make you experience a hell of a party with a loud-electrifying-rock-and-roll-guitar catharsis. Do not miss it, not for all the tea in China, we assure you’ll be delighted and willing to be at a ’77 show again! Satisfaction guaranteed or you get your money back. Come and join us on tour rock and rollers! Oh, and remember: We can always use some beers!”

The current dates are in support of their brand new album “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” which was released in the late fall of last year. The album was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano who has worked with diverse artists such as Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ulver or Cathedral.



“Come & Join Us On Tour”

09.09.16 (DE) Rostock – M.A.U. Club

10.09.16 (DE) Berlin – Maze

11.09.16 (DE) Hamburg – Hafenklang

13.09.16 (DE) Hannover – Lux

14.09.16 (DE) Frankfurt – Nachtleben

15.09.16 (DE) Braunschweig – Tegtmeyer

16.09.16 (DE) Püchersreuth – Storm Crusher Festival

17.09.16 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

18.09.16 (DE) Bochum – Rockpalast (Matrix)

20.09.16 (DE) Augsburg – Spectrum Club

21.09.16 (AT) Vienna – DasBach

22.09.16 (DE) Metzingen – Club Thing


Check out ‘77’s video clip for “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”:

Or the lyric video for “It’s Alright”:


‘77 are:

Armand Valeta – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
LG Valeta – Lead Guitar
Guillem Martinez – Bass
Andy Cobo – Drums

TANK releases ‘Make A Little Time’ Video

23. June 2016


“Make A Little Time”, the new video from veteran British metallers TANK, can be seen at this location. The clip was filmed in the desert hills just outside the town of Mojacar in Southern Spain and the production was handled by MGV Productions.
TANK guitarist Cliff Evans comments: “We didn’t want to make the usual low-budget, derelict warehouse-style video that so many bands seem to go for these days, so in order to do the song justice, we decided to find a more interesting location. We contacted Dale Webb at MGV, and he found the ideal backdrop that provided the essential vibe that goes so well with the song. Unusually for this part of Spain, the weather was stormy and overcast but that added a great atmosphere to the performance. The video really captures the raw energy but also the laid-back side of the band. We like nothing better than playing our own brand of rock ‘n’ roll and drinking beer together!”
Adds TANK guitarist Mick Tucker: “We’re so pleased with the amazing response that we’ve had for our ‘Valley Of Tears’ album which was released at the end of last year. We wanted to portray the songs visually, so we decided to invest in making a couple of top-quality videos for our fans to enjoy and share the experience of what we’re doing. We only had one day to film everything we needed, so it was hard work but we had plenty of cold Estrella beer close to hand to keep us going.”
A second video filmed for the title track of the album, “Valley Of Tears”, is scheduled for release later this summer.


Joining Tucker and Evans on “Valley Of Tears” are former DRAGONFORCE frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of TANK‘s touring lineup for the past three years. Also featured are new recruits Bobby Schottkowski, formerly of SODOM, on drums, and current BLIND GUARDIAN member Barend Courbois on bass.


Regarding the recording process, Evans stated: “Bobby recorded the drum tracks in Germany with his producer, Waldemar Sorychta, whose previous work includes albums for LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT and SODOM, to name but a few. The drums are the backbone of the album and they seriously kick ass! Barend laid down the bass guitar in Holland a couple of days before heading out on a sold-out world tour with German metal legends BLIND GUARDIAN. The guitars were recorded in London under the guidance of producer Phil Kinman who is the master at capturing the sound of a Les Paul through a Marshall amp. No frills. Just awesome power! The album was mastered by Ade Emsley, who undertook the task of remastering the entire IRON MAIDEN catalogue for 24-bit iTunes release.”


He added: “The title comes from the famous tank battle during the 1973 Yom Kippur War where one side was massively outnumbered but fought on regardless and against all odds secured a heroic victory.


“We feel that our style of metal is slowly disappearing and now we must also fight against the odds to keep it alive.


“We hope ‘Valley Of Tears’ will inspire other bands and fans alike to never forget what real metal is all about.”

KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW + Skálmöld – Finnish Folk Metal Mafia Tour Pt. 2

3. June 2016

The Finnish Folk Metal Mafia reunites for another run of European shows in autumn 2016! 

Korpiklaani and Moonsroow, the two powerhouses of Finnish folk metal will this time be joined by Iceland’s Skálmöld!



Ville Sorvali writes: “The first FFMM tour earlier this year was such a blast that we knew we had to do a second part. And this time with some non-FFMM villains from Iceland as special guests – welcome on board Skálmöld and try to hang on!”


Snæbjörn Ragnarsson counters: “Try to hang on?! Challenge accepted my friend! But wow, touring with not one but TWO Finnish bands, what could possibly go wrong? No, in all seriousness, I know this will be a killer tour. Great bands, great guys and (great) beer, what more do you need?”


Last but not least, Jonne Järvelä comments further: Oh my Gods, is this Finnish Folk Metal Mafia madness going to continue with Moonsorrow? …and we are going to get even one more band on it?? Skálmöld from Iceland??? You would better come and see this with your own eyes because this will be something ELSE! See you soon there boys and girls!


ROCK HARD, Kulturnews,, & Dragon Productions present

Finnish Folk Metal Mafia Tour – Pt.2


Special guests: Skálmöld


29.10.2016 CZ – Prague , Club Meet Factory

30.10.2016 AT – Wien , Szene

31.10.2016 AT – Graz, Explosiv

01.11.2016 IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri

02.11.2016 IT – Milan , Alcatratz

03.11.2016 AT – Innsbruck, Hafen

04.11.2016 CH – Lausanne, Les Docks

05.11.2016 CH – Solothurn, Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

06.11.2016 CH – Winterthur, Salzhaus

07.11.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal

08.11.2016 DE – Lindau, Vaudeville

09.11.2016 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch

10.11.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik

11.11.2016 NL – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij

12.11.2016 DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum

13.11.2016 DE – Hamburg, Klubsen


Check the Finnish Folk Metal Mafia Facebook Event page


And there are some more shows with Korpiklaani & Skálmöld only:




Special Guests: Skálmöld


24.10.2016 PL – Gdynia, Ucho

25.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Proxima

26.10.2016 PL – Wroclaw, Alibi

27.10.2016 PL – Katowice , Mega Club

28.10.2016 SVK – Bratislava , Majestic




24. February 2016

We are happy to welcome Miasmal to the Dragon Family!


The Gothenburgers third album (and second album for Century Media), Tides of Omniscience, isn’t just transformative, it’s proof positive that in the confines of death metal there’s plenty of room for forward progress without uprooting what the forefathers had in mind. The live energy of this band is hard to find elsewhere so make sure to catch them at one of their concerts!


Check out the first release from their upcoming album
‘Fear The New Flesh – Tides of Omniscience’