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Tribulation Announce European Tour


Tribulation has an extensive schedule of live dates coming up.

The Children Of The Night release shows:
Apr 17: Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg (NL)
Apr 18: Schlachtfest XV – Aurich (DE)
Apr 23: Debaser Strand – Stockholm (SE) (w/Morbus Chron & Vampire)
Apr 24: Truckstop Alaska – Göteborg (SE) (w/ Morbus Chron & Vampire)

Tribulation live in Europe 2015:
May 01: Ritz – Örebro (SE) (w/At The Gates & Vampire)
May 02: Pipeline – Sundsvall (SE) (w/At The Gates)
May 30: Muskelrock – Alvesta (SE)
May 31: Temples Festival – Bristol (UK)
Jun 18: Tons Of Rock – Halden (NO)
Jun 20: Hellfest Open Air – Clisson (FR)
Jun 31: Voodoo Lounge / The Fires Of Samhain: Initium – Dublin (IR)

European tour with Melechesh, Keep Of Kalessin and Embryo:
May 03: NAXTstage – Almelo (NL)
May 04: Goldgrube – Kassel (DE)
May 06: Willemeen – Arnhem (NL)
May 07: Muziekodroom – Hasselt (BE)
May 08: Druckerei – Bad Oeynhausen (DE)
May 09: Incineration Fest – London (UK)
May 10: Turock – Essen (DE)
May 12: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
May 13: Caves du Manoir – Martigny (SI)
May 15: Sonora – Bilbao (ES)
May 16: Hard Club – Porto (PO)
May 17: RCA Club – Lisbon (PO)
May 18: Caracol – Madrid (ES)
May 19: Garaje – Murcia (ES)
May 21: Razz3 – Barcelona (ES)
May 22: Secret Place – Montpellier (FR)
May 23: Work in Progress – Padova (IT)
May 24: Cerbero Club – Milan (IT)
May 26: Café Central – Weinheim (DE)
May 27: Backstage – Munich (DE)
May 28: Channel Zero – Ljubljana (SL)
May 29: Escape – Wien (AT)

Vampire Streaming “The Fen” Music Video


Swedish horror death metallers Vampire is streaming their music video for “The Fen”, off their self titled debut album out via Century Media Records, here. The video was done by Mr Daniel Garptoft of Dirt Frame.

VAMPIRE line-up:
Hand of Doom: Vocals
Black String: Guitars
Command: Electric Bass
Ratwing: Battery

Feb 27: House of Metal – Umeå, Sweden
Jul 11: Eistnaflug Festival – Neskaupstadur, Iceland

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Vampire self titled album cover


If there is one thing that metal heads really seem to love it’s nostalgia; a reason for many fans to look back with rose tinted glasses at music from decades gone by with an unwavering belief that the past was the golden era as they moan about current music not being “as good as it was in the day”. Luckily for them there are new bands like Vampire who can let them indulge in such times without sounding like a dated rehash.

Vampire’s self-titled debut (Century Media) sits firmly in the camp with the early death metal acts, that area of rabid, punk tinged thrash with a dose of real menace, but does so with black metals haunting atmosphere. Even down to its analogue recording this album is current only by release date, seeped in death metal’s vintage years right to its very core. Not that Vampire are seeking to reinvent the wheel by any stretch, what they are doing however is making an album that has hooks as sharp as the stake and riffs as immoveable to your mind as the scent of garlic to the air. The production is purposefully raw, but still crisp and modern sounding and really escalates the evil, black metal tone with a primal ferociousness which makes this close to the product of a wrestling match between Celtic Frost and Watain.

Like the typical vampire image we all have in our heads (think Christopher Lee Hammer Horror Dracula), these Swedes’ debut album is of decades gone by, is recognisable to most and even a little cartoonish in its nature. It is still dark and brooding and most importantly does not age. Like the aforementioned film, there are plenty more advanced versions of what they do, but very few of which are as damn fun as this.


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