The European Metal Festival Alliance to Host Streaming Events This Summer

A consortium of European Metal Festivals, hurt by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have banded together to do some good and to create a unique online event for both bands and fans!  Continue reading

Une Misère Shares A Trailer From The Studio, New Album Coming Soon

As we reported previously, Icelandic Hardcore Metal butchers Une Misère have signed to Nuclear Blast, and are releasing their new album later in 2019. The band has shared an update from the Sundlaugin Studio, tracking guitars. Check it out below. The band has made a splash internationally in recent years, nominated for two 2 awards at the Icelandic Music Awards, performing memorable shows across Europe, including Eistnaflug, Roadburn 2018 ( three sets!) and Bloodshed Fest. They are already booked for the Summer Breeze and Metal Days Festivals in 2019. Continue reading

The Spirit Signs With Nuclear Blast

German melodic blackened death metallers The Spirit have signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their next album. The bands’ recent debut Sounds From The Vortex is out now, and the band has some touring lined up with Kataklysm and Hypocrisy and festivals including this year’s Party San Open Air and Summer Breeze. Continue reading

Paradise Lost Release Lyric Video For “So Much Is Lost” As New Tour Begins

Paradise Lost is releasing a remastered version of their classic album Host on March 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released their first lyric video from the album, the stunning and sad ‘So Much Is Lost’. Watch it now!  Continue reading

Music Video: Paradise Lost – Beneath Broken Earth

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Paradise Lost is streaming their new music video for “Beneath Broken Earth,” off of their new album The Plague Within, out June 1, 2015 in Europe and June 2, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records.

May 29: Rockavaria – Munich (DE)
May 30: Rock im Revier – Gelsenkirchen (DE)
Jul 18: Castle Party Festival – Bolkow (PL)
Aug 15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl (DE)

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Lyric Video: Paradise Lost – No Hope In Sight

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Paradise Lost is streaming their new lyric video for “No Hope In Sight,” off of their upcoming fourteenth album The Plague Within, out June 1, 2015 in Europe and June 2, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records. Watch it below.

The band have confirmed a string of upcoming European festival appearances.

May 29: Rockavaria – Munich (DE)
May 30: Rock im Revier – Gelsenkirchen (DE)
Jul 18: Castle Party Festival – Bolkow (PL)
Aug 15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl (DE)

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Paradise Lost Releasing Cover Art For The Plague Within

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Paradise Lost is releasing the fourteenth album The Plague Within, out June 1, 2015 in Europe and June 2, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records. The album was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver, Cathedral) at London’s Orgone Studios and cover artwork was created by the polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of Watain, Ghost and Entombed A.D. albums.

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The band has the following upcoming live dates:

May 29: Rockavaria – Munich (DE)
May 30: Der Ring – Nurburg (DE) (Grune Holle Rock)
July 18: Castle Party Festival – Bolkow (PL)
Aug 15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl (DE)

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Kataklysm Books Upcoming Festival Dates

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Kataklysm has announced upcoming tour dates in support of their upcoming album Of Ghosts and Gods, out July 31, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Apr 03: Witchfest – Pretoria (SA) (with Epica)
May 22: Open Air am Berg – Eichstätt (DE)
May 23: Rock Hard Festival –Gelsenkirchen (DE)
Jun 20: Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel (BE)
Jul 09: Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt (DE)
Jul 17: Rockmarathon – Pecs (DE)
Jul 24: Metaldays 2015 – Tolmin (SLO)
Jul 31: Wacken Open Air – Wacken (DE)
Aug 06: Leyendas del Rock – Villena (ES)
Aug 07: Brutal Assault – Jaromer (CZ)
Aug 08: Party San Open Air Festival – Schlotheim (DE)
Aug 09: Sylak Open Air – Saint Maurice De Gourdans (FR)
Aug 13: Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov (RO)
Aug 15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl (DE)
Aug 16: Motocultour Festival – Saint Nolff (FR)

Ensiferum Announces Co-Headline Tour With Korpiklaani

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Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum will be returning to North America this Spring on a co-headlining tour with Korpiklaani, with Trollfest also supporting. They will be touring behind their One Man Army full length, out February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.

The band is streaming One Man Army via Spotify.

Ensiferum w/ Frosttide:
Feb 27: Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
Feb 28: Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
Mar 06: Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
Mar 07: Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Craving:
Mar 10: Schlachthof – Lingen, DE (“Fan Appreciation Show” by EMP)

w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
Mar 11: Zeche – Bochum, DE
Mar 12: Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
Mar 13: Backstage – München, DE
Mar 14: Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
Mar 15: Club 202 – Budapest, HU
Mar 16: Szene – Wien, AT Mar 18: Live Club – Milan, IT
Mar 19: Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
Mar 20: La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Mar 21: Z7 – Pratteln, CH
Mar 22: Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
Mar 23: Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
Mar 24: O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
Mar 25: Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
Mar 26: Hedon – Zwolle, NL
Mar 27: Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
Mar 28: Tivoli – Bremen, DE
Mar 29: Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
Mar 30: Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Mar 31: Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
Apr 01: Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
Apr 02: Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO

Korpiklaani With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
May 06: House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
May 08: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 09: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 12: Republik – Calgary, AB
May 13: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
May 15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16: Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May 17: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 18: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 19: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
May 20: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 21: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 23: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
May 24: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 26: Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 28: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 29: Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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2015 Summer Festivals:
Jun 19-21: Hellfest – Clisson, FR
Jul 30:-Aug 01: Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
Aug 06-08: Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
Aug 08: Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, NL
Aug 09: Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
Aug 13-15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE
Aug 13: Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, RO

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Ensiferum Streaming “One Man Army” Music Video

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Ensiferum is streaming the making of “One Man Army” video here, which will be out February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.

The album was predominantly analog recorded by Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and delivers eleven punishingly epic odes alongside a four-track bonus CD featuring the band’s rendition of Barathrum’s “Warmetal,” Iron Maiden’s “Wrathchild,” Uriah Heep’s “Lady In Black,” and Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law,” initially unveiled as the covermount CD of issue #94 of Germany’s long-running Legacy Magazine.

The band has confirmed a number of upcoming tour dates, including an appearance on 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, and supportomg Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.

ENSIFERUM:
Jan 22-26: 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise – Miami, FL
Feb 27: Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
Feb 28: Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
Mar 06: Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
Mar 07: Nosturi – Helsinki, FI

w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
Mar 11: Zeche – Bochum, DE
Mar 12: Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
Mar 13: Backstage – München, DE
Mar 14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
Mar 15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
Mar 16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
Mar 18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
Mar 19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
Mar 20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Mar 21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
Mar 22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
Mar 23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
Mar 24/2015 O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
Mar 25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
Mar 26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
Mar 27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
Mar 28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
Mar 29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
Mar 30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Mar 31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
Apr 01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
Apr 02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
Festivals Summer 2015:
Aug 13: Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
Jun 19-21: Hellfest – Clisson, FR
Jul 30- Aug 01: Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
Aug 06-08: Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
Aug 09: Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
Aug 13 -15: Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE

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