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






KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW – Finnish Folk Metal Mafia – Co-Headline Tour 2016

11. December 2015

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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

09.04.2016 FR – Sélestat, Tanzmatten

10.04.2016 NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg (+ Heidevolk)

11.04.2016 FR – Paris, La Trabendo

12.04.2016 FR – Bordeaux, Barbey

13.04.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena

14.04.2016 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz2

15.04.2016 FR – Limoges, CC John Lennon

16.04.2016 FR – Brest, Carène

17.04.2016 FR – Rennes, Antipode

18.04.2016 FR – Lyon, Villeurbanne

19.04.2016 FR – Metz, Les Trinitaires

20.04.2016 UK – London, Islington Academy

21.04.2016 UK – Manchester, Club Academy

22.04.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory

23.04.2016 UK – Belfast, Limelight 2

24.04.2016 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand

25.04.2016 UK – Leeds, Stylus

26.04.2016 UK – Birmingham, Academy 2

27.04.2016 UK – Bristol, The Fleece

28.04.2016 UK – Southampton, 1865

29.04.2016 DE – Bochum, Matrix




New HateSphere Video and Album Pre-sale

30. October 2015

HateSphere is proud to present Lect Production’s 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 couldn’t 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.

Check out Nuclear Blast, EMP, Napalm Records, Supreme Chaos Records, Saturn and Amazon.



ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN presents THE GENTLE STORM in Argentina, Chile and Brazil

19. October 2015

Just booked & announced:
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN presents THE GENTLE STORM in Argentina, Chile and Brazil:


08.04.2016 – Argentina – Buenos Aires @ Teatro Vorterix

09.04.2016 Chile – Santiago de Chile @ Teatro Cariola

10.04.2016 Brazil – Sao Paulo @ Hangar 110


2016 04 08-10 Anneke TGS

GRAVE & MALEVOLENT CREATION – Death Raid over Europe

9. October 2015

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!




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)

04.12.2015 CH – Lyss, KuFa (*with Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Ethereal)

05.12.2015 FR – Colmar, Le Grillen

06.12.2015 CH – Winterthur, Salzhaus

07.12.2015 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch

08.12.2015 DE – Bochum, Matrix

09.12.2015 UK – London, Underworld

10.12.2015 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar (*Eindhoven Metal Meeting Warm Up)



‘77 on tour with Michael Schenker, with Dead Lord and also with Danko Jones!

9. October 2015

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.


See below for the exact dates:



Supporting Danko Jones

13.11.2015 (DE) Dresden – Alter Schlachthof

15.11.2015 (NL) Groningen – Oosterpoort

17.11.2015 (CH) Zurich – Dynamo

18.11.2015 (CH) Solothurn – Kofmehl

19.11.2015 (DE) Karlsruhe – Substage

20.11.2015 (NL) Den Haag – Paard van Troje

22.11.2015 (NL) Deventer – Burgerweeshuis

24.11.2015 (DE) Bochum – Zeche

25.11.2015 (BE) Antwerp – Trix



11.11.2015 (DE) Hamburg – Rock Café St. Pauli

12.11.2015 (DE) Rheine – Hypothalamus

14.11.2015 (DE) Würzburg – Immerhin

16.11.2015 (DE) Freiburg – Walfisch

21.11.2015 (DE) Braunschweig – Tegtmeyer

23.11.2015 (NL) Tilburg – Little Devil

26.11.2015 (DE) Osnabrück – Bastard Club

27.11.2015 (DE) Dortmund – Leafmeal Festival

28.11.2015 (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp


‘77 live:

Supporting Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock

30.10.2015 (NL) Zoetermeer – Boerderij

31.10.2015 (NL) Rijssen – Lucky

02.11.2015 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

03.11.2015 (FR) Paris – Bataclan

05.11.2015 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal

06.11.2015 (FR) Bourg En Bresse – La Tannerie

07.11.2015 (FR) Les Pennes-Mirabeau – Jas’Rod

08.11.2015 (FR) Ramonville – Le Bikini


To get into the right rocking mood, check out this clip:

’77 lyric video for new track “It’s Alright”:


2015 77 Danko Dead Lord