´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

2016 09 24 -28 77 KGB_WEB_FULL

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’



We welcome Nailed To Obscurity to the Dragon Family

12. February 2016

We are extremely happy to welcome Nailed to Obscurity from to the Dragon Family!


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.”
Rock Hard,Germany


Check ’em on the web here:
‘Opaque’ Video’
‘iNnerME’ Lyric Video


Nailed To Obscurity

SONATA ARCTICA announce European Tour 2016 with Twilight Force

12. February 2016

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 + & 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
Booking: Dragon Productions –
Sonata Arctica Tourflyer

We welcome SCARRED from Luxemburg to the Dragon family!

12. February 2016

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!’


Check ’em on the web here:


‘Cinder’ Video’

‘Low’ Live Clip


Check ’em on stage here:

25.03.2016 Inferno Festival – Oslo / Norway
26.07.2016 Metaldays Open Air – Tolmin / Slovenia
06.08.2016 Roko Naktys Festival – Zarasai / Lithuania
27.10.2016 Knust – Hamburg / Germany




PRIMORDIAL announces “The Ghosts Of The Charnel House” European tour in April!

29. January 2016

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!


Deaf Forever, Guitar, & Dragon Productions present




‘The ghosts of the charnel house’ Tour 2016

21.04.2016 FR – Paris, Divan Du Monde

22.04.2016 DE – Alsfeld, Kings Of Black Metal Festival

23.04.2016 DE – Berlin, Huxley´s Neue Welt

24.04.2016 CZ – Prag, Nova Chmelnice

25.04.2016 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra

26.04.2016 DE – München, Backstage Werk

27.04.2016 IT – Brescia, Club Colony

28.04.2016 CH – Aarau, Kiff

29.04.2016 DE – Losheim Am See, Hexentanz Festival

30.04.2016 DE – Bochum, Matrix*

*without Svartidaudi



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 T-Shirt MockUp_Front Kopie


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

KETZERs new album ‘Starless’ is out now via Metal Blade Records. Listen to the album and order your copies at



An evening with ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Acoustic Tour 2016

29. January 2016

We are happy and proud to present the wonderful Anneke Van Giersbergen solo and acoustic in April and May 2016.




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”.


2016 Anneke Acoustic Europe


18. January 2016


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!”


D-A-D – Riskin’ it all for the Pilgrims – 2 classic albums in 1 night

18. December 2015

We are very proud to present D-A-D with a very special show in April and May 2016.

The band will play two of their classic albums in one night!


Riskin’ it all‘ from 1991 and ‘No fuel left for the Pilgrims‘ from 1989  in one night – on this tour D-A-D will be ‘Riskin’ it all for the Pilgrims‘!

Those nights will be a firework of musical awesomeness that no D-A-D fan should miss!




On top of that we are offering a special ticket / t-shirt through Metaltix here.

This special T-Shirt will be available exclusively in this bundle!




The exclusive sale will end 20.02.2016 and the orders will be sent out in early March.


Rock Hard, Kulturnews, Guitar, Rocks,, & Dragon Productions present

D-A-D – “Riskin’ it all for the Pilgrims” – 2 classic albums in 1 night

27.04.2016 UK – London, O2 Islington Academy

28.04.2016 FR – Paris (Savigny le Temple), L’Empreinte

29.04.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z7

30.04.2016 DE – München, Backstage

01.05.2016 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch

03.05.2016 DE – Bochum, Zeche

04.05.2016 DE – Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt

05.05.2016 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser

06.05.2016 DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum

07.05.2016 DE – Kiel, Halle400