Friday, 31 March 2017

DIMMU BOGIR unveil live clip for 'Gateways'!


On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay Forces Of The Northern Night. Today, the band reveals the second live clip from their memorable show in Oslo -
watch the haunting video for 'Gateways' here: 

On this brand new apocalyptic soundtrack Forces Of The Northern Night, you can witness two different live shows: The concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band's epic 2017 return.

And in case you missed the latest DIMMU BORGIR clips, you can watch them here:
'Mourning Palace (live at Wacken)': https://youtu.be/Cg6n3ZhKwt4

DIMMU BORGIR's Forces Of The Northern Night will be available in the following formats:
Limited Edition 2 Blu-Ray or 2 DVD Digibook: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirFOTNNAMZ
Limited Edition White Vinyl & Deluxe Earbook: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirFOTNNNB

This unique combination of elegance and extravagance has long seemed like a natural evolution for fans, but much time, arrangements and commitment were necessary to put this gigantic production into reality and fill the stage with 90 minutes of mind blowing sets per night. The shows guide the fans through classics from the band's discography - from the majestic finisher 'Mourning Palace' to the stomping manifesto 'Puritania' and the haunting 'Gateways'... Norway's DIMMU BORGIR know how to leave nothing behind but pure ashes.

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PAPA ROACH RELEASE TWO NEW SONGS; 'BORN FOR GREATNESS' & 'PERISCOPE' (FEAT. SKYLAR GREY)


California-based rock band Papa Roach have released two more tracks from their forthcoming 8th studio album ‘Crooked Teeth’ due 19th May via Eleven Seven Music.

The official lyric video for ‘Born For Greatness’ and streaming track ‘Periscope’ featuring guest vocals from American singer/songwriter Skylar Grey are available to view here:
Born For Greatness:
Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey):

The album was recorded at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California, with production from Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain with the exception of ‘Born For Greatness’, which saw Papa Roach collaborate with writer / producer Jason Evigan. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said: “The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000's Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire.”

The track listing is as follows;
Disc 1
01. ‘Break The Fall’
02. ‘Crooked Teeth’
03. ‘My Medication’
04. ‘Born For Greatness’
05. ‘American Dreams’
06. ‘Periscope’ (feat. Skylar Grey)
07. ‘Help’
08. ‘Sunrise Trailer Park’ (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
09. ‘Traumatic’
10. ‘None Of The Above’
11. ‘Richochet’*
12. ‘Nothing’*
13. ‘Bleeding Through’*
*deluxe edition bonus tracks

Disc 2 (deluxe edition only)
01. ‘Intro’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
02. ‘Face Everything And Rise’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
03. ‘Getting Away With Murder’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
04. ‘Between Angels And Insects’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
05. ‘Where Did The Angels Go?’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
06. ‘Broken Home’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
07. ‘Burn’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
08. ‘Forever’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
09. ‘Scars’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
10. ‘Lifeline’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
11. ‘Infest’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
12. ‘Kick In The Teeth’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
13. ‘Broken As Me’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
14. ‘Still Swingin’’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
15. ‘To Be Loved’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)
16. ‘Last Resort’ (live at Fillmore Detroit)

Papa Roach are:
Jacoby Shaddix (vocals)
Jerry Horton (guitar)
Tobin Esperance (bass)
Tony Palermo (drums)

A video for title track ‘Crooked Teeth’, produced and directed by Bryson Roach, has already been released, along with an official lyric video for ‘Help’. View clips below:

The band set out on tour in April, see dates here: www.paparoach.com/tour

DREAM EVIL debut first single and video off 'SIX' album; Pre-order started!


Swedish powerhouse Heavy Metallers DREAM EVIL are now kicking off the campaign for the release of their sixth album, aptly titled “SIX”, coming out on May 26th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

Today, the album’s first single & video is being launched.

Check out the album’s self-titled opening track 'Dream Evil' in a clip by longtime partner in visuals Patric Ullaeus / www.revolver.se (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, etc.)
 here:

The single can also be found on streaming platforms here: http://smarturl.it/DreamEvilSIX

DREAM EVIL have checked in with the following comment about the self-titled track: “Many bands have a song that features the band’s name…but it’s actually hard to find a song you feel so directly confident with that it can ‘wear’ the band’s name. In our opinion the song ‘Dream Evil’ has this quality, so that’s also why it was the obvious choice for our first video of SIX. Enjoy!”

The album’s standard tracklisting is as follows:
DREAM EVIL – “SIX”:
1. Dream Evil
2. Antidote
3. Sin City
4. Creature Of The Night
5. Hellride
6. Six Hundred And 66
7. How To Start A War
8. The Murdered Mind
9. Too Loud
10. 44 Riders
11. Broken Wings
12. We Are Forever

Next to the album’s standard version as CD and Digital Download, “SIX” is also being made available as 180gr. vinyl version with a poster and bonus CD as well as in the limited edition Mediabook CD format with 2 bonus tracks (“Under Attack” and “Nowhere To Run”) and 3 stickers.

The album’s pre-order in its different physical formats via CM Distro has also started now and can be accessed here:

A previously launched album trailer for “SIX” can be seen here: 

Succeeding 2010’s “In The Night” release, “SIX” has been once again produced by DREAM EVIL guitarist Fredrik Nordström at his own Studio Fredman facilities, which is obviously the birth place of many modern Metal masterpieces by bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, HammerFall, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Powerwolf or also Architects and Bring Me The Horizon.

The album’s front cover, which can be seen above, has once again been created by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Firewind, etc.).

May 26th will also mark the release date for the groundbreaking third DREAM EVIL album “The Book Of Heavy Metal” for the first time ever (!) on vinyl. Considered a modern Heavy Metal classic by many, 2004’s “The Book Of Heavy Metal” will be available on 180gr. black vinyl with the entire album on CD as bonus. The pre-order is available here now too: http://smarturl.it/DreamEvilTBOHM

DREAM EVIL line-up:
Niklas Isfeldt – Lead vocals
Fredrik Nordström – Lead rhythm guitars
Mark U Black – Lead lead guitars
Peter Stålfors – Lead bass
Patrik Jerksten – Lead drums

DREAM EVIL discography
Dragonslayer – CD 2002
Evilized – CD 2003
Children Of The Night – Mini-CD 2003
The First Chapter – CD-Single 2004
The Book Of Heavy Metal – CD 2004
United – CD 2006
Gold Medal In Metal – DVD/2CD 2008
In The Night – CD 2010
SIX – CD/LP 2017

DREAM EVIL online

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 20 BANDS


9-11 JUNE 2017
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 20 BANDS

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, CODE ORANGE, MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA, SIKTH, SUICIDE SILENCE, KROKODIL AND MORE JOIN STELLAR LINE UP

PERTURBATOR ANNOUNCED AS FINAL DOGTOOTH STAGE HEADLINER

KERRANG! FRESH BLOOD TO HOST THE AVALANCHE STAGE

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced another plethora of bands, from legends and new talent alike, including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale here.

New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang’s Fresh Blood.

Metal behemoth, Devin Townsend Project will be making their welcomed return to Download Festival, featuring living legend and ex Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend. 

On playing the festival, Devin said: "Download! Amidst a crazy year, we have been invited to play at one of my favourite festivals in the world. The band is rocking better than ever, and we are fired up to have some fun with you guys. We look forward to blowing the roof off the place. See you there!"

The hottest name in hardcore, Code Orange are torchbearers for their genre and will excite festival goers with a crushing set. Twenty years on from the release of ground-breaking album Roots, Max & Iggor Cavalera reunite to perform the seminal record in its entirety to the Download crowd.

Having influenced heavy music with their rapid twin vocal and tech metal, groove masters SikTh will bring the Main Stage mosh pit to life. Deathcore stalwarts Suicide Silence are back with tracks from their eponymous fifth album and are set to deliver an incomparably powerful live set at Donington this summer. Joining them are unmissable supergroup elite, Krokodil who are set to impress with their immensely forceful metal, and UK stoner rock legends, Orange Goblin with their heavy hammer, steel toed riffs and fistfuls of attitude.

Renowned for his wild live shows and fiercely loyal fan base, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly has received waves of critical and commercial success with sophomore album General Admission, which he’ll be bringing in abundance to Download this June. Aussie rock heroes Sick Puppies will serve up their tooth rattling rock and hard hitting hooks that will send the Download crowd wild. Led by the incredible Johnny Hawkins, San Antonio rockers Nothing More have cemented themselves in the top echelons of modern rock and will be bringing their ferocious live performance to Donington.

Having previously supported Iron Maiden, metalcore outfit The Raven Age stride between melody and brute force, and will be returning to Download for another epic performance. They’ll be joined by tour de force of energy, Yonaka, and country rock n’ rollersBlackwater Conspiracy.

The dark and volatile Perturbator completes the trio of Dogtooth Stage headliners alongside the previously announced Exodus andWednesday 13. Prepare to be lost in his technoir, dark synthwave as he closes the Dogtooth Stage for 2017. Dublin’s grunge pop rockers OTHERKIN will riff their way through infectious songs with a raucous energy, whilst London five piece, Drones will be out to deliver a barrage of hardcore punk for the Download Festival audience.

Having supported the likes of rock legends Black Stone Cherry and Halestorm, The Fallen State will bring soulful vocals and unapologetic rock to Donington. Expect a distinctive mix of pop, punk and new wave from London/LA duo Love Zombies, chaotic and energetic indie punk from Blackwaters, gritty modern blues fuelled rock from Bristol natives Tax The Heat and soulful rock n’ roll from Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts rock icons to its Main Stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its Main Stage.

ANNOUNCED TODAY
Blackwater Conspiracy
Blackwaters
Code Orange
Devin Townsend Project
Drones
Krokodil
Love Zombies
Machine Gun Kelly
Max & Igor CAVALERA
Nothing More
Orange Goblin
Otherkin
Pertubator
Sick Puppies
Sikth
Suicide Silence
Tax The Heat
THE Fallen State
The Raven Age
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN
Yonaka

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2017 LINE UP
A DAY TO REMEMBER | AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS | AEROSMITH | AFI | AIRBOURNE | ALESTORM | ALTER BRIDGE | ANATHEMA | AS IT IS | ASTROID BOYS | BARONESS | BASEMENT | BIFFY CLYRO | Blackwater ConspiracY | BLACKWATERS | BLOOD YOUTH | BRUTAI | CASEY | CLUTCH | CODE ORANGE | COHEED AND CAMBRIA | CREEPER | CROWN THE EMPIRE | DEAD LABEL | DEAD! | DEVILDRIVER | DEVILSKIN | DINOSAUR PILE-UP | DRONES | EVERY TIME I DIE | EXODUS | FALLEN STATE | FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH | FIZZY BLOOD | FOUR YEAR STRONG | FOZZY | GOD DAMN | GOOD CHARLOTTE | GREYWIND | GROVE STREET FAMILIES | HACKTIVIST | HOLDING ABSENCE | I THE MIGHTY | IDLES | IN FLAMES | ISSUES | JUNIOR | KNUCKLE PUCK | KROKODIL | KVELERTAK | LIKE A STORM | LOST SOCIETY | LOVE ZOMBIES | MACHINE GUN KELLY | MASTODON | MAX & IGGOR | MINISTRY | MOOSE BLOOD | M O S E S | MOTIONLESS IN WHITE | NOTHING MORE | NORMANDIE | NORTHLANE | OF MICE & MEN | ORANGE GOBLIN | OTHERKIN | OPETH | PERTUBATOR | PIERCE THE VEIL | PROPHETS OF RAGE | RED FANG | RED SUN RISING | ROB ZOMBIE | SABATON | SHE MUST BURN | SICK PUPPIES | SIKTH | SIMPLE PLAN | SLAYER | SLEEPING WITH SIRENS | STATE CHAMPS | STEEL PANTHER | STONE BROKEN | SUICIDAL TENDENCIES | SUICIDE SILENCE | SUM 41 | SYSTEM OF A DOWN | TAX THE HEAT | THE CADILLAC THREE | THE CHARM THE FURY | THE CONTORTIONIST | THE DEAD DAISIES | THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA | THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN | THE DEVON TOWNSEND PROJECT | THE KING BLUES | THE LAFONTAINES | THE LOUNGE KITTENS | THE ONE HUNDRED | THE RAVEN AGE | THE STORY SO FAR | TOUCHÉ AMORÉ | TRASH BOAT | VENOM PRISON | WALLFLOWER | WEDNESDAY 13 | YONAKA

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets

RIP PARK FARM CAMPING/ CAMPERVAN, RIP METAL MEADOW AIRSTREAMS and RIP METAL MEADOW CLASSIC CABIN TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2017 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.

‘THE ACCESS CARD’ FOR DISABLED CUSTOMERS

The Access Card is a scheme developed by disabled people for disabled people and is widely accepted at events and venues across the UK. It offers a new & dynamic method of communicating disabled people's needs and speeds up the ticket purchasing process. Ticketmaster can now process disabled customers’ bookings using The Access Card via their dedicated Customer Services helpline. For more information please visit www.accesscard.org.uk

SPONSORS

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Get your rock spirit on and put your Zippo Windproof Lighter in the air at Download! Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band, with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.

Limited edition Download 2017 lighters are only on sale with festival ticket, so buy yours now to avoid missing out! Show your ID at the Zippo booth at the festival to collect your limited edition lighter. Follow Zippo on Facebook and Twitter @Zippo to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and other exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!


Building on last year’s first experience Firestone is gearing up again for a year to remember and is delighted to be an official partner of Download Festival as it prepares to leave a lasting impressing with thousands of music lovers.

The historic brand’s association with Download will form a focal part of a long-term revitalisation as it reaches out to a vibrant, youthful audience like never before.

Firestone – and its famous shield - is widely recognised around the world as being steeped in style and success, with these virtues being brought to life at Download as it aims to become the tyre choice amongst thousands of festival fans. For more information about Firestone, visit www.firestone.eu/en


Big Green Coach is the largest festival coach travel provider in the UK and is the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Download Festival. Operating return coach travel from 74 locations around the UK directly to the festival, Big Green Coach is making getting to Download easy. Choose coach only or packaged with festival ticket:

DRAGONFORCE ANNOUNCE UK LEG OF REACHING INTO INFINITY WORLD TOUR, FIRST NEW SONG ‘JUDGEMENT DAY’ UNVEILED


International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed the dates for the UK leg of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour. The ten date tour kicks off in Glasgow on the 4th October, ending in Tunbridge Wells on October 15th.

“The UK is still one of DragonForce's favourite place to tour, and we can’t wait to bring the epic-ness back home!” says guitarist Herman Li.

These will be the first headline shows after the release of brand new studio album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ out on May 19th on EarMusic.

To whet the appetite of their legions of fans eager to hear new music, the band today unveil two teasers from the forthcoming release, in the form of one brand new song and a taste of what to expect from the bonus DVD available with the special edition.

New track ‘Judgement Day’ can be streamed on Spotify here

The song will also be available as an Instant Grat, with iTunes album pre-orders starting tomorrow, 31st March 2017: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_iTunes

The special edition of the album comes with a multi-angle bonus DVD, the first taster of which can be seen here in the form of ‘Operation Ground & Pound’ live at Woodstock Poland: http://www.dragonforce.com/rii-operation

Catch Dragonforce at the following shows:
Reaching Into Infinity World Tour – UK October 2017

Wed 4th Glasgow The Garage

Thu 5th Newcastle Riverside

Fri 6th York Fibbers

Sat 7th Sheffield Corporation

Sun 8th Manchester Sound Control

Wed 11th Birmingham O2 Academy 2

Thu 12th Cardiff Globe

Fri 13th London Electric Ballroom

Sat 14th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Sun 15th Tunbridge Wells Forum

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released via earMUSIC on May 19th.

Pre orders are available now from:

The tracklisting and formats are as follows:

Standard Edition
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand

Special Edition with multi-angle Bonus DVD:
Disc 1 - CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand

Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 - Bonus DVD
DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-angeles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

WEDNESDAY 13 talks about signing to Nuclear Blast


This year, Halloween takes place in June, when horror metal kingpin WEDNESDAY 13 releases his new studio album Condolences. It showcases Wednesday's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and it's endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. 
Today he unveils the first trailer for this release and in this clip, the MURDERDOLLS front man discusses the signing to his new record label home Nuclear Blast and being on the same roster as many of his friends: 

WEDNESDAY 13 states:
"The ultimate thing for me, was finding the right team to get behind the band and so far I couldn't be happier with it."

ICYMI: check out the first ghoulish single, 'What The Night Brings' here: https://youtu.be/3RpiIZfmBb4

Or pre-order the digital version and receive 'What The Night Brings' as an instant grat or stream the song at: 

Condolences will be released June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).

Condolences track list:
01. Last Rites 
02. What The Night Brings
03. Cadaverous
04. Blood Sick
05. Good Riddance
06. You Breathe, I Kill
07. Omen Amen
08. Cruel To You
09. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey For Me
11. Lonesome Road To Hell
12. Condolences
13. Death Infinity

WEDNESDAY 13 is confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2). Download tickets are available from h ttp://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie.

More info:

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Creeper reveal video for 'Misery' the final chapter in the 'Eternity In Your Arms' video trilogy


Watch here:

Debut album ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ is out now

Released last Friday, CREEPER’s debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ has been met with widespread critical acclaim, with many praising their unique combination of potent punk rock fury, flamboyant theatrics and ambitious storytelling. It’s a collection which sees the band fulfilling the potential which saw them earn Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, Best NewBand at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards, and Best British Newcomer in Rock Sound readers’ poll.

Now the band present the conclusion of their ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ video trilogy by unveiling its final chapter with a new film for key album track ‘MISERY’. Set over the course of a Christmas week, the two previous videos – ‘Hiding With Boys’ and‘Black Rain’ – have followed the adventures of James Scythe, a private investigator who travels to the South Coast to debunk the legend of ‘The Stranger’ whilst also seeking to put his own demons to rest. In ‘MISERY’, the story comes to a surprise denouement as Scythe comes to a final confrontation – yet this conclusion continues to pose further questions.

Such is the detailed, immersive experience that CREEPER have built that fans know not only the hotel Scythe stayed at in Southampton but the specific room number, as well as having access to a library of podcasts by him and a network of websites he frequented before seemingly vanishing into thin air.

The video for ‘MISERY’ received its premiere last night at the ‘Inside Room 309’ event in the band’s hometown ofSouthampton. Attended by 150 fans, many of whom dressed as characters from the videos, it featured big screen presentations of all of the band’s videos to date and included a Q&A session with the band’s key collaborators.

CREEPER’s ambitious and feverishly-awaited debut album ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ finds the Southampton six pushing hard against the boundaries of the art a ‘punk’ band can be expected to produce in 2017. The album is the third installment in a trilogy of records (after the highly acclaimed EPs ‘The Callous Heart’ and ‘The Stranger’) loosely based around J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan. ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ sees the band wrestling with existential crises, personal failures and emotional desolation via the kaleidoscope of a richly drawn narrative tapestry.

The sextet are currently embarking upon a UK and European headline tour which includes tonight’s sold-out London show at the Electric Ballroom. In addition to the headline dates, scheduled below, CREEPER have recently been confirmed to play all 41 dates of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.

March
30th – London, Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
31st – Southampton, The 1865 (SOLD OUT)

April
1st – Birmingham, Institute 2
2nd – Cardiff, Tramshed
4th – Germany, Hamburg, Hafenklang
5th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Lille VEGA
6th – Norway, Oslo, Krøsset
7th – Sweden, Stockholm, Klubben
9th – Germany, Cologne, MTC
10th – Germany, Munich, Strom
11th – Austria, Vienna, Arena
12th – Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia
14th – France, Paris, Backstage By The Mill
15th – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Oude Zaal

Black Star Riders - European Tour, Summer Festivals & Jimmy De Grasso


In a mutual decision, Black Star Riders and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso have decided to part ways. The band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new drummer will be announced shortly.

Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017 European Tour dates are below
May 24, Wednesday Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

June 1, Thursday Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7, Wednesday Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival 
June 18, Sunday Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival

July 2, Sunday Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8, Saturday Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin’ Man Fair

Black Star Riders third album “Heavy Fire” was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim.

Kampfar posts new music video "Mylder"


After two highly successful music videos "Daimon'" and "Tornekratt" from their Norwegian Grammy award winning album "Profan", Kampfar have made an untraditional move and created a video for a song from a previous album, namely the "Mylder" track off of companion album "Djevelmakt".

“We never managed to promote this album as well as the latter one, mainly because of complications when putting together tours, and when we so quickly went in and wrote and recorded 'Profan' and the just as fabulous 'Djevelmakt' did not get it's fair share of attention. Seeing as this song is a mainstay in our live set, a statement of everything that Kampfar represents as one of the leaders of Norwegian Black Metal in this age, we felt the need to visualize it and create something unique in this time of low budget music videos.” - Ask Ty, Kampfar

Developed together with the duo Marcin Halerz and Maja Makarewicz of Red Pig Productions, the band again traveled to Krakow, Poland to film their scenes. Based on core ideas behind their three latest albums, and scetched out by the band themselves, the video was put together to reflect the visions of both band and filmmakers.

READY FOR FURTHER CONQUERING!

Kampfar has experienced major success with their latest albums and tours. From succesful headlining tours with bands like Hate, Vreid and Dreamarcher, to support slots with bands like Gorgoroth and Borknagar, the band has proven night by night, city by city, that they belong among the utmost elite of live metal acts today.

Performances at the most important metal festivals of our day, like Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Tons Of Rock and Brutal Assault have also cemented their status as the flag bearers of all that is great about Norwegian black metal.

After successfull headlining performance at Norway's by:Larm black & Wales' Hammerfest, Kampfar are ready for more!

Tour dates:
05. April - Sala Lemon - Madrid (ESP) - Event & Tickets
06. April - Sala Boveda - Barcelona (ESP) - Event & Tickets
07. April- C Civico Valdefierro - Zaragoza (ESP) - Event & Tickets
08. April RCA Club - Lisboa (POR) - Event & Tickets
09. April - Cave 45 - Porto (POR) - Event & Tickets

Kampfar will perform on several festivals this summer, such as Ragnard Rock Festival (FR), Dark Bombastic Evening (RO) & Wolfszeit Festival (DE).

Expect an active fall, with dates that will soon be announced!

CRADLE OF FILTH Announce a special festival warm-up show


Cradle Of Filth the UK’s most visionary and hellish outfit are pleased to announce that they will be playing a special one off festival warm-up show in Portsmouth.
The show will take place at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms on June 23rd 2017.

Tickets will go on-sale this today 31st March @ 10.00 bst from the below link:

Tickets will also be available from the venue box office direct:
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms BO 023 9286 3911

Stay tuned for more Cradle Of Filth show announcements in due course throughout the year.

Cradle Of Filth are currently locked away, working on the follow up to 2015’s opus ‘Hammer Of The Witches’. Stayed tuned for more news later this year.

You can order previous album ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ here:

Cradle Of Filth have cast a commanding and macabre shadow across the metal scene for nearly a quarter of a century. Armed with their trademark, cross-pollinated assault, that taps into myriad strands of sonic extremity and morbid opulence, they have steadily conquered the entire world, unleashing a malevolent slew of classic albums along the way. From the raw and rambunctious savagery of their 1994 debut ‘The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh‘ to the wickedly monstrous, technicolour bombast of 2012's ‘The Manticore & Other Horrors‘, the Cradle ethos and aesthetic has had a huge impact on the evolution of metal, the band's insatiable appetite for performing live and frontman Dani Filth's unerring charisma and sense of occasion ensuring that they have established a powerful and enduring connection with Hell-bound acolytes everywhere.

‘Hammer Of The Witches’ stands out as a milestone in Cradle’s lengthy history. It continues their grand tradition of infusing every album with a unique atmosphere and conceptual elements that embolden the songs' dramatic execution. It is classic Cradle from start to finish. And with typically mischievous aplomb, the album's title gleefully flips the historical script, turning the tables on the gruesome witch hunts of 16th and 17th century Europe and exacting some hard-earned vengeance on behalf of all of those who suffered persecution at the hands of religious zealots during that turbulent period in history.

More on ‘Hammer Of The Witches’

Cradle Of Filth links;

Cradle Of Filth are;
Dani Filth – Vocals
Richard Shaw – Guitar
Ashok – Guitar
Daniel Firth - Bass
Martin Skaroupka - Drums
Lindsay Schoolcraft – Keys & Female Vocals

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Def Leppard announce “The Def Leppard EP” Out On 22nd April 2017 - Record Store Day


“This is the EP that shone a light on this fledgling bunch of wannabes and set us on our way to international stardom (eventually…)! Recorded at Fairview Studios, just outside Hull in North Yorkshire, a studio we were extremely happy to frequent as it had been used on numerous occasions by the late great Mick Ronson. It took 2 days to record and cost £148.50 - money borrowed from my Dad (a feat financially and time wise we would never get close to achieving again, EVER!!!!)”
– Joe Elliott, Def Leppard

UMC/Mercury are pleased to announce the release of “The Def Leppard EP” in conjunction with Record Store Day 2017. This release marks the start of a series of catalogue releases over the next few years for Def Leppard.

22nd April 2017 will see the band release their original first EP with replica art and picture cover. This is a 12” version of the EP playing at 45rpm – a one off special for Record Store day and the first time it will be available in that format. 

The release is fully supported by the band. Track listing is as follows:
1 Ride Into The Sun (2:57)
2 Getcha Rocks Off (3:44)
3 The Overture (7:56)

The EP was originally recorded in November 1978 at Fairview studios in Hull and self-produced by the band. Released in January 1979 through the bands own Bludgeon Riffola label, this was the EP that launched one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time.

Def Leppard continues to release new music, most recently with their self titled studio album that was released to widespread critical acclaim in late 2015. The band also recently hit #1 with their live concert DVD, “And There Will BE A Next Time…Live From Detroit,” released in February 2017.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Most recently, the band won the fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award.

For further information on Record Store day - www.recordstoreday.co.uk

EQUILIBRIUM release video with footage from their 'Armageddon' asia tour!


German epic metallers, EQUILIBRIUM, released their current studio album Armageddon, last year on August 12th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Once more, the band entered the European charts on high positions (#5 Germany, #11 Switzerland, #20 Austria).

To continue this great success, EQUILIBRIUM and support act SUIDAKRA toured Asia for their first time ever! Despite that most of their lyrics are in German, they succeeded to enthuse hundreds of fans and provide a remarkably atmosphere in several cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei) and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka).

Since this marks a huge success for a German band, they decided to share the best moments from this asia tour with their fans! That's why they have collected the best footage to sum them all up in a short video clip. Therefore, they can show you the euphoria of their Asian fans, as well as their first impressions and experiences of a tour in Asia. You should definitely not miss this video!

René (guitars) comments: "Our first tour in Asia was one of the most impressing experiences we've ever had with EQUILIBRIUM. This video is a small collection of footage we've made with our smartphones at the tour. We really hope to see Asia again soon!"

Watch the clip, here: 

More on Armageddon:
'Prey' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCkQP_lq0w
'Born To Be Epic' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYoB2Tj3LR8
'Eternal Destination' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd4yoMRgmf8
'Rise Again' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7GpmZuOc24

EQUILIBRIUM live:
07.04. RUS Moscow - Volta
08.04. RUS St. Petersburg - Opera
16. - 18.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
22. - 24.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
13. - 16.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
23. - 29.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
30.07. D Ludwigsburg - KSK Music Open
24. - 26.08. D Crispendorf - Wolfszeit

More info:

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK