Arch Enemy & Kreator Announce 7″ Split

Arch Enemy/Kreator 7" split cover

Melodic death metal titans Arch Enemy & thrash icons Kreator have teamed up for a 7” split which will be released before the two embark on a North American tour in October. The split consisting of the Kreator track ‘Iron Destiny’ and Arch Enemy’s cover of the Judas Priest classic ‘Breaking The Law’. The two will also make it over the pond in November/December to continue their co-headlining tour across Europe.

 

Press Release:
This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show on October 23, be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.

ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7″ track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny

ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with KREATOR, and it’s really cool to have this split vinyl 7″ coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the JUDAS PRIEST classic ‘Breaking The Law’ is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very ARCH ENEMY, and anyhow there’s no denying that the mighty PRIEST is a great influence on ARCH ENEMY…Enjoy this unique and limited KREATOR/ARCH ENEMY release and see you on the road!”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) comments: “Finally, after all these years, ARCH ENEMY and KREATOR not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector’s items. We chose the song Iron Destiny for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. KREATOR is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!”

ARCH ENEMY is currently touring the world in support of War Eternal, which was hailed as the band’s “strongest album in years” (DECIBEL MAGAZINE). To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes or AmazonMP3 for a digital copy with a bonus track; a variety of physical formats is also available at CM Distro and your local retailer.

For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released videos:

War Eternal music video: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
As The Pages Burn lyric video: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
You Will Know My Name” music video: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no
No More Regrets music video: http://youtu.be/tc-p93x5rPQ

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY dates. VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com

ARCH ENEMY – live
Oct. 18, 2014 – Loudpark 2014 – Saitama Shi, Japan

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Oct. 23, 2014 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Oct. 24, 2014 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *
Oct. 25, 2014 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Oct. 26, 2014 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *
Oct. 27, 2014 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Oct. 28, 2014 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
Oct. 29, 2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Nov. 1, 2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *
Nov. 2, 2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *
Nov. 3, 2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *
Nov. 4, 2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *
Nov. 6, 2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *
Nov. 7, 2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *
Nov. 8, 2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
Nov. 10, 2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11, 2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 12, 2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

KREATOR – live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
May 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

Black Label Society Announce UK Tour Dates

Black Label Society UK Tour Poster

Rejoice lovers of all things riff-related, Zakk Wylde and his massive case of riffs are returning to the UK next year when Black Label Society invade the UK. After tearing Download apart this year, Zakk and co will be playing a series of dates throughout February. See you there.

From The Press Release

Following on from their highest ever UK charting album Catacombs of the Black Vatican via Mascot Label Group (home to Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov’t Mule, Beth Hart, Vandenberg’s MoonKings) earlier this year, Black Label Society have announced their 2015 tour dates.

Presale tickets will go on sale for O2 customers on Wednesday 8th October at 10am and via Live Nation on Thursday 9th October at 10am with the official on sale date Friday 10th October at 10am.

Bringing his guitar wizardry and guttural blues to the road; Zakk Wylde along with Dario Lorina (Guitar), John DeServio (Bass) and Jeff Fabb (Drums) will play 8 dates for the UK faithful; giving them the opportunity to see the brooding intensity, swampy nihilism and explosive swagger of Catacombs.. for the first time since their formidable main stage performance at this years’ Download Festival.

Speaking of the new album experience Wylde explains “Every time you’re going to make a new record, it’s exciting. When you’re in the studio you can approach it like Salvador Dali where you’ve got a blank canvas in front of you. You can paint a little bit, sit back and look at it and go, ‘Oh man, let’s add a little more red over here, let’s make this darker over there.’ Because live? It’s a free-for-all. People are bleeding. There’s fire going on. You’re getting attacked by grizzly bears…”

If 2013s Unblackened live album found Black Label Society in a mellower mood then Catacombs of the Black Vatican, their 10th studio album sees them throw down the gauntlet as the runaway beast that they really are in which Metal Hammer described the album as “a metal warrior returning to former glories”.

From his 20 years with Ozzy Osbourne and his inception of Black Label Society in 1998 Wylde has widely been considered as one of modern rocks’ true guitar heroes with his taste for metal, blues, doom and southern rock. He recently won the accolade of ‘Metal Guru’ from Classic Rock as well as a ‘Golden God’ from Metal Hammer and ‘Best Guitarist’ from Revolver to cement this status. His collaborations have led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling ‘No More Tears’ for which Wylde wrote all the music.

Get ready for February 2015 as Black Label Society are back to bring the noise.

2015 UK TOUR
WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY O2 ABC, GLASGOW – £20.00 Tickets
THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY THE INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM – £20.00 Tickets
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON – £22.00 Tickets
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL – £20.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS – £20.00 Tickets
TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY UEA, NORWICH – £20.00 Tickets
WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM – £20.00 Tickets
THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ACADEMY – £20.00 Ticket

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS €27.50 Tickets
SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY ANCIENNE BELIGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM €28.00 Tickets
TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY BATSCHKAPP, DORTMUND, GERMANY €28.00 Eventim & Ticketmaster

WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY FZW FREIZEITENTRUM WEST, FRANKFURT, GERMANY €28.00 Eventim & Ticketmaster
THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY LE BATACLAN, PARIS, FRANCE €32.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 1 MARCH TRAIN, AARHUS, DENMARK 275.00 DKK Tickets
TUESDAY 3 MARCH ROCKEFELLER MUSIC HALL. OSLO, NORWAY 385.00 NOK Tickets
FRIDAY 6 MARCH NOSTURI, HELSINKI, FINLAND €41.00 Tickets
SUNDAY 8 MARCH ROCK CAFÉ, TALLINN, ESTONIA €32.00 Tickets
MONDAY 9 MARCH FORUM PALACE, VILNUS, LITHUANIA $30.00
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH B90, GDANSK, POLAND 110.00 PLN Tickets
THURSDAY 12 MARCH CLUB STUDIO, KRAKOW, POLAND 110.00 PLN Tickets
SATURDAY 14 MARCH Z7, BASLE, SWITZERLAND 46.00 CHF Tickets
SUNDAY 15 MARCH LES DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND 50.00 CHF Tickets

Album Buy links:
Buy ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ on CD/Vinyl here
Buy ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ on iTunes here

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