Former Gillan, Atomic Rooster And Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Bernie Torme Passes Away

Bernie Torme, best known for his tenure with Gillan, has passed away one day before his 67th birthday after a bout with virulent double pneumonia. The Dublin born guitarist also had stints with Ozzy Osbourne and Atomic Rooster, as well as leading his own band and collaborating with Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider in Desperado. His family has released the following statement:

“Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications.

“Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his music for five decades. He will be sorely missed.”

Bernie’s bandmate Mik Gaffney added, “On a personal note, I can only say how much I will miss him. I’ve known him since the late 80’s. It’s been a privilege to be his drummer for the past couple of years and his friend for much longer. It’s a struggle to convey the emotion into words.”

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Former Gillan, Atomic Rooster And Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Bernie Torme Passes Away

Bernie Torme, best known for his tenure with Gillan, has passed away one day before his 67th birthday after a bout with virulent double pneumonia. The Dublin born guitarist also had stints with Ozzy Osbourne and Atomic Rooster, as well as leading his own band and collaborating with Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider in Desperado. His family has released the following statement:

“Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications.

“Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his music for five decades. He will be sorely missed.”

Bernie’s bandmate Mik Gaffney added, “On a personal note, I can only say how much I will miss him. I’ve known him since the late 80’s. It’s been a privilege to be his drummer for the past couple of years and his friend for much longer. It’s a struggle to convey the emotion into words.”

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Gloryhammer Announces October UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer’s triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?”

October 18 – London – Heaven
October 19 – Manchester – Club Academy
October 20 – Bristol – Swx
October 22 – Birmingham – The Mill
October 23 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
October 24 – Dublin – Academy
October 25 – Glasgow – Slay
October 26 – Dundee – Church

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Gloryhammer Announces October UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer’s triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?”

October 18 – London – Heaven
October 19 – Manchester – Club Academy
October 20 – Bristol – Swx
October 22 – Birmingham – The Mill
October 23 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
October 24 – Dublin – Academy
October 25 – Glasgow – Slay
October 26 – Dundee – Church

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Downfall Of Gaia releases third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”

– January 30th, 2019 –

February 8th sees Downfall Of Gaia release their new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! In anticipation of this release, Downfall Of Gaia have now launched the third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”, which can be heard at: youtu.be/_8C4tKIgCNE

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we’re excited to present the third single of our upcoming album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude‘! ‘Of Withering Violet Leaves’ gives another insight into our new record, showing another side of what to expect. We are extremely looking forward to share our new album with you guys very soon! Thanks for listening!”

For another preview of Ethic Of Radical Finitude, the previous singles (“As Our Bones Break To The Dance” and “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy‘ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ The Ocean Collective

Mar. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
Mar. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR/ L’Usine
Mar. 15 – Lyon, France – CCO
Mar. 16 – Toulouse, France – Rex
Mar. 17 – Marseilles, France – Les Pennes Mirabeau
Mar. 18 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Mar. 19 – Bethune, France – Le Poche
Mar. 20 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Mar. 21 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse
Mar. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Mar. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 26 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
Mar. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta*
Mar. 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
Mar. 29 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Mar. 30 – Bremen, Germany – Tower
Mar. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Apr. 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset, Klubben*
Apr. 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn*
Apr. 6 – Stavangar, Norway – Folken*
Apr. 7 – Hamar, Norway – Gregers*
Apr. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega*
* without Downfall of Gaia

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ Mantar

Apr. 5 – Marburg, Germany – KFZ
Apr. 12 – Dortmund, Germany – Junkyard – Dortmund
Apr. 13 – Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
Apr. 20 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
Apr. 21 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
Apr. 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Dudefest @ Jubez
Apr. 28 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
Apr. 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 30 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus

Downfall Of Gaia is also confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in 2019!

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Downfall Of Gaia releases third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”

– January 30th, 2019 –

February 8th sees Downfall Of Gaia release their new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! In anticipation of this release, Downfall Of Gaia have now launched the third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”, which can be heard at: youtu.be/_8C4tKIgCNE

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we’re excited to present the third single of our upcoming album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude‘! ‘Of Withering Violet Leaves’ gives another insight into our new record, showing another side of what to expect. We are extremely looking forward to share our new album with you guys very soon! Thanks for listening!”

For another preview of Ethic Of Radical Finitude, the previous singles (“As Our Bones Break To The Dance” and “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy‘ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ The Ocean Collective

Mar. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
Mar. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR/ L’Usine
Mar. 15 – Lyon, France – CCO
Mar. 16 – Toulouse, France – Rex
Mar. 17 – Marseilles, France – Les Pennes Mirabeau
Mar. 18 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Mar. 19 – Bethune, France – Le Poche
Mar. 20 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Mar. 21 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse
Mar. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Mar. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 26 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
Mar. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta*
Mar. 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
Mar. 29 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Mar. 30 – Bremen, Germany – Tower
Mar. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Apr. 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset, Klubben*
Apr. 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn*
Apr. 6 – Stavangar, Norway – Folken*
Apr. 7 – Hamar, Norway – Gregers*
Apr. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega*
* without Downfall of Gaia

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ Mantar

Apr. 5 – Marburg, Germany – KFZ
Apr. 12 – Dortmund, Germany – Junkyard – Dortmund
Apr. 13 – Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
Apr. 20 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
Apr. 21 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
Apr. 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Dudefest @ Jubez
Apr. 28 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
Apr. 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 30 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus

Downfall Of Gaia is also confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in 2019!

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Four UK/Irish Shows With Judas Priest

Heavy metal icons Judas Priest has announced that the upcoming shows in Dublin, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle supporting fellow metal legend Ozzy Osbourne have been postponed after the headliner was taken ill. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalised – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”

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Devin Townsend Announces “Empath Europe – Volume 1” Tour Dates

Canadian heavy music artist, Devin Townsend, recently announced the release of his forthcoming new album, Empath, for March 29th, and today he reveals the dates for the Empath Europe – Volume 1 tour, starting in November.

Devin comments: “After a year of intensive recording, mixing, and reflection, I have decided where I want to take the next level of my career as a live performer. I have had success and great memories from both the Devin Townsend Project as well as Strapping Young Lad, but now I am fortunate enough to be able to follow the muse where it currently leads. I am proud to announce that for the first ‘band’ tour of the Empath cycle, I am going to stretch my wings in ways I have not had the opportunity to do before and tour with a ‘backing band’ that can shift and morph as the music dictates instead of adhering to a click track. ‘Empath Europe Volume 1’ will be the first example of this, and the first tour will be in Europe (other territories to follow).

“I have spent considerable effort think about the things I wanted to do for these shows, and one thing I came out of DTP with was the awareness that I wanted to incorporate a more improvisational element to what I do. With the best players I can find, my plan is to interpret my back catalogue, as well as the Empath material, in ways that may change nightly. less computers, and less of a rigid structure. I want to use Volume 1 as a way to bring my music to people in a potentially new way. People playing music…

“I hope you will consider joining me at these concerts. As a performer, it’s important to be able to be willing to react, and my hope is that each of these shows will be a unique experience.

“Thank you for allowing me to do what I do. See you there?”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 2 – Simm City, Vienna, Austria
December 3 – X Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
December 6 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
December 7 – Limelight, Belfast, UK
December 9 – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow, UK
December 10 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
December 12 – Roundhouse, London, UK
December 13 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK

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Behemoth Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski Praises Mantar

With the band getting ready to head over to UK shores for a 5 date almost sold out tour, Behemoth’s Nergal sat down with us to talk about one of his favourite musical discoveries of 2018. Monstrous duo and labelmates Mantar made an impression on the frontman with their latest album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze and in the video below, Nergal explains why they made an impact on him and how he would like to tour with them in the future.

Behemoth are hitting the road in support of their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” in January and February 2019. The “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour features special guests, At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. Full dates rack up as follows:

Jan 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb 6 – Bristol, UK – Motion
Feb 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Talking about returning to UK venues in February, Nergal comments; “Albion!
It is with the utmost thrill we are announcing our triumphant return to your shores with the new music, new production and new strength! We hope to see our UK legions to join those libations and celebrate MAGICK and MUSICK with us! Hail Satan!”

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Ingested UK/Ireland Tour Announced – Recording New EP

Ingested announce a UK/Ireland headlining run that will also find them out supporting The Black Dahlia Murder on select dates. In other news the group have also started recording a new EP for a release in the near future.

Check out the dates for their UK/Ireland headlining tour below:

03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Dundee, UK – Beat Generator
03/30 Stoke-On-Trent, UK – Underground
03/31 Leicester, UK – Soundhouse
04/01 York, UK – Fibbers
04/03 Nottingham, UK – Alberts
04/04 Plymouth, UK – Junction
04/05 Bristol, UK – Fleece (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder)
04/06 Northampton, UK – The Black Prince
04/07 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder)
04/08 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder)
04/09 Belfast, UK – Voodoo
04/10 Manchester, UK – Rebellion (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder)
04/11 London, UK – Underworld (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder)
04/12 Southampton, UK – Joiners
04/13 Worthing, UK – Bar 42
04/14 Canterbury, UK – UCA Bar

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