Wormholedeath Records Inks Deal With Painted Black

Wormholedeath Records is proud to announce that Portuguese dark metal combo Painted Black has signed a distribution deal for the worldwide release of the album “Raging Light.” The album will be available on all digital shops on October 6th. The physical and Japanese release dates are still TBA.

Band Statement: “We’re very thrilled to work together with the team at WormHoleDeath who have been very passionate with our music since day one! It’s a great feeling to know that with this record we can finally reach a wider audience thanks to the promotion and distribution network of the label, and have ‘Raging Light’ available in its physical format all around Europe, the United States and Japan!”

José Carlos Santos statement: “It has been a long journey for Painted Black. Akin to the pacing of several of their older songs, the Portuguese quintet has slowly but surely matured and evolved from denser, doom-laden beginnings into a multi-faceted, dynamic outfit, and their new album ‘Raging Light’ will not only be the glorious confirmation of that lengthy metamorphosis, but also that it is still an ongoing process. While many fans still hold on to Painted Black’s 2010 debut full-length ‘Cold Comfort’ very close to their hearts, even there the seeds for what was to come were already being sown. Far from the monolithic approach of many of their peers, the core duo of Luís Fazendeiro (guitars) and Daniel Lucas (vocals) already showed hints of their forthcoming exploration, on heavy tunes filled with subtle sadness. 2014 gave us another glimpse into the band’s untapped potential, with the ‘Quarto Vazio’ EP, a short but sweet collection of two surprising covers (Nine Inch Nails and Portuguese pop/rock legends Rádio Macau) spearheaded by the rocking energy of the title-track.

“Three years later, and ‘Raging Light’ is finally here, showing yet again that Painted Black simply won’t stay in the same place for long and will refuse to be pegged down. Although the opening title track’s intro itself underlines the continuity, picking up where ‘Cold Comfort’ left off – a cheeky wink to all those who have followed the band since those days – the departure is indeed wonderfully dramatic over the next 61 minutes. The guitar work is constantly phenomenal, intricate and elegant, its prog undertones offering unexpected twists and conflicting moods, while the rhythm section provides the necessary density and depth for the more fragile and sensitive moments to shine through. Vocalist Daniel Lucas, like a bolt of raging light himself, wanders between the power of his furious death metal roar and the beauty of his heartfelt, clean melodies, dripping with sorrow and melancholy. No two songs sound alike – from the hypnotic, clean-sung ‘The Living Receiver’ to the brief fury of ‘Absolution Denied’, from the instant catchiness of ‘Chamber’ to the rock-out grooves of ‘In The Heart Of The Sun’, but never do they stray too far from the quintet’s established personality, and that is the most delicate balance the band is able to achieve with ‘Raging Light’. No matter how far they have come since those early days, their restless creativity still operates within the framework of the band’s uniquely forged personality, and that is valid even for their most ambitious undertaking so far, ‘The Raging Light’s closing giant, ‘Almagest’. A true emotional rollercoaster enriched by a string quintet, a 17 minute long tour-de-force tracing the very journey of existence itself and ending the album on a remarkable high note.
Just like the explosion of colour and vitality of the amazing artwork will force your eyes to refocus and readjust to take in its power in one swoop, so too will the deeply evocative songs of ‘Raging Light’ will have a similar impact on your brain and on your heart, and leave you with both wide open.”

The track listing is:

1 – The Raging Light
2 – Dead Time
3 – The Living Receiver
4 – Absolution Denied
5 – Chamber
6 – In The Heart Of The Sun
7 – I Am Providence
8 – Almagest

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New Album “Claiming Supremacy” Detailed By Game Over

Italian thrash metal heroes Game Over are going to release the new album “Claiming Supremacy” on November 17th via Scarlet Records.

Following the widely successful “Crimes Against Reality” and the “Blessed Are The Heretics” EP, which confirmed the band as one of the most promising metal acts in Europe and among the NWoTM best, “Claiming Supremacy” is without any doubt the band’s most mature album so far.

Inspired by the classic Bay Area thrash metal scene of the 80’s, Game Over mixes those influences with modern sounds and a very distinctive personality. “Claiming Supremacy” is the perfect combination of the band’s furious riffing, hardcore attitude and classic metal influences, with very obscure lyrics and, of course, those anthemic choruses that fans recognize as a band trademark.

Overall the album is heavier, faster and ruthless than ever. Lyrics vary from B-movie scenarios to social-political themes, science fiction, mythology and history. The album has been mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), who has previously worked with Midnight, SunnO))), Poison Idea, Integrityand many more. “Claiming Supremacy,” which will be released in Japan by Marquee, will also be available in a vinyl version limited to 500 copies.

The cover artwork (shown below) was handled by acclaimed artist Mario E. Lopez (Evil Invaders, Impalers, Hyades). The track list is as follows:

1. Onward To Blackness
2. Two Steps Into The Shadows
3. Last Before The End
4. My Private Nightmare
5. Blessed Are The Heretics
6. Eleven
7. Broken Trails
8. Shattered Souls
9. Lysander
10. Show Me What You Got
11. Metal Thrashing Mad (Anthrax cover) (Japanese Bonus Track)

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Details Of New Album “We Owe You Nothing” Posted By Forgotten Tomb, New Single Streaming

“We Owe You Nothing”, the ninth studio album from Italian black/doom metal overlords Forgotten Tomb, is set to be released on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. The album’s title track & first single is available in the form of a lyric video, which you can enjoy at the bottom.

The album marks the highest point in the band’s constant evolution and once more makes it hard to narrow down its sound to some pre-existing labels. Effortlessly blending the eerie, dissonant black metal sound the band is well-known for with muscular sludge/doom riffs and a subtle, nihilistic punk attitude, “We Owe You Nothing” defines the band’s personality more than ever, reaffirming its unique sound.

Starting in the beginning of the millennium with bona fide classics such as “Songs to Leave” (2002), “Springtime Depression” (2003) and “Love’s Burial Ground” (2004) – widely considered among the true originators of the so-called “Depressive Black Metal” sub-genre – the band explored increasingly heavier and broader territories with all the albums that followed, from the genre-shattering avant-garde of “Negative Megalomania” (2007) through the pitch-black rocking-vehicle “Under Saturn Retrograde” (2011), then perfecting the band’s own black/doom formula with the harsher tones of “…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” (2012) and “Hurt Yourself and The Ones You Love” (2015).

The band commented: “Our discography has always been divided by trilogies. ‘We Owe You Nothing’ closes the third trilogy which started with ‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’ followed by ‘Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love’ and it’s the heaviest among the 3 albums, with an emphasis on slower/mid tempos and a sludgier approach while retaining also our trademark melodies and dissonant arpeggios, plus some twists which open new doors to the next era of the band. Due to circumstances surrounding it, it’s been an extremely painful album to make and therefore it’s one of our darkest, while being also filled with raw energy”.

Recording-sessions started in December 2016, with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when singer/guitarist Ferdinando “HM” M. was involved in a life-threatening car accident that left him unable to play for months. The recording was resumed and completed in May 2017 at SPVN Studio in Italy, while mix and mastering were done in June 2017 at Planet-Z studio (Hadley, Massachussets, USA) by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Crowbar, Hatebreed).

The track listing and cover artwork can be found here:

1. We Owe You Nothing
2. Second Chances
3. Saboteur
4. Abandon Everything
5. Longing For Decay
6. Black Overture

Check out the title track here:

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Striker Revels In “Former Glory” With New Video

Edmonton shredding crew Striker is riding quite the bullet train this year in support of a self-titled album released this past February via indie label Record Breaking Records.

Touring Europe with Sonata Arctica, plus performing on 70,000 Tons of Metal along with an award win (Edmonton Music Award) and a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award for “Metal / Hard Rock Artist of Year,” there’s no stopping these Canadian metal titans.

Currently on tour with Dark Tranquillity and Warbringer in North America (dates listed below), this power quartet today unleashes new music video “Former Glory.” The video captures the classic heavy metal of past and showcases Striker bringing it to the forefront of present day headbanging.

Sept 9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall (Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma)
Sept 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sept 11 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Sept 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 13 – Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
Sept 14 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sept 15 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept 16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sept 17 – Montreal, QC – FouFounes
Sept 18 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club
Sept 19 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Sept 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sept 21 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
Sept 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Sept 24 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Sept 25 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Sept 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Sept 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Sept 29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept 30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 1 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct 2 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Oct 3 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Oct 4 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Oct 6 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
Oct 7 – Dallas, TX – Trees

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Halcyon Way To Tour With Angra And Operation:Mindcrime

Halcyon Way has been confirmed as main support for Angra’s “Omni” world tour 2018 alongside Operation:Mindcrime and kicking off on March 22nd in Belgium. Check out below the full list of tour shows.

Stated the band: “HW is hitting the road in Europe again in March/April 2018 with Angra and Geoff Tate. We’re gonna be hitting a bunch of markets we’ve yet to play in, like Slovakia, Portugal and Spain but we also will get to see tons of old friends in places we’ve been before. AND RUSSIA again!!”

22.03 | BE | Diest | Moonlight Music Hall
23.03 | NL | Leeuwarden | Neushoorn
24.03 | FR | Paris | Le Forum
25.03 | FR | Lyon | Ninkasi Kao
27.03 | ES | Barcelona | Razzmatazz 2
28.03 | ES | Valencia | Rockcity
29.03 | PT | Oporto | Hardclub
30.03 | PT | Lisboa | RCA Club
31.03 | ES | Madrid | Arena
01.04 | FR | Montpellier | Secret Place
03.04 | IT | Milano | Live Club
04.04 | IT | Roma | Orion
05.04 | IT | Bologna | Zona Roveri
06.04 | AT | Vienna | Szene
07.04 | SL | Bratislava | Babylon Club
08.04 | CZ | Kosice | Colloseum Club
10.04 | HU | Badapest | Baba Negra
11.04 | PL | Warsaw | Progresja
12.04 | DE | Berlin | Lido
13.04 | DE | Munchen | Backstage
14.04 | CH | Pratteln | Z7
15.04 | NL | Rotterdam | Maassilo
17.04 | UK | London | Underworld
19.04 | DE | Essen | Turock
20.04 | RU | Moskow | Tba
21.04 | RU | St Petersberg | Opera House

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Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records signs Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA

– September 7th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Jorn Veberg

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA! Fight The Fight‘s self-titled debut (released digitally in January 2017) is young, fresh and bursting with energy – just as you would expect from a band that has been buzzing around the Norwegian underground for several years. Now, the record will finally see a physical release in the USA in early 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) comments: “If ever there was a band that hooked me on the first listen, it was Fight The Fight!
Fight The Fight seamlessly weave together classic old school riffing with cutting edge grooves and have a knack for making every single song they write not just heavy, but catchy as fuck! To top it off, these guys are natural born total rock stars. The sky is the limit for Fight The Fight and I’m so stoked to take the ride with them!”

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records) adds: “Once again my buddy Chris Santos has found an amazing band! We are super excited to have Blacklight Media working with Fight The Fight! Check them out!!”

Erlend Gjerde (Indie Recordings) comments: “We’re very excited to partner with the great team at Blacklight Media and Metal Blade for Fight The Fight in North America. Their enthusiasm and dedication to working with us on the band made our decision very easy – Let’s do this!”

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight The Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight The Fight is destined for great things.

For a preview of Fight The Fight, the video for the title track can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=YLWUdYeSy4M

Fight The Fight has played at all the major festivals in Norway, plus toured Europe – receiving massive praise from Metal Hammer UK, and many others, for their phenomenal live performances. European fans can catch the band once again with Satyricon this fall – see below for all dates!

Fight the Fight tour dates
w/ Satyricon

Sept. 24 – Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 25 – Turock – Essen, Germany
Sept. 26 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept. 27 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Sept. 29 – Heaven – London, UK
Sept. 30 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct. 1 – MJC De Reze – Nantes, France
Oct. 2 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France
Oct. 4 – Sala But – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 5 – Razzamatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 6 – Rockstore – Montpellier, France
Oct. 7 – Zona Roveri – Bologna, Italy
Oct. 9 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 10 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Oct. 11 – Szene – Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12 – Palac Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland
Oct. 15 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

Fight The Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass

Fight The Fight online:
http://www.fightthefight.no
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records signs Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA

– September 7th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Jorn Veberg

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA! Fight The Fight‘s self-titled debut (released digitally in January 2017) is young, fresh and bursting with energy – just as you would expect from a band that has been buzzing around the Norwegian underground for several years. Now, the record will finally see a physical release in the USA in early 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) comments: “If ever there was a band that hooked me on the first listen, it was Fight The Fight!
Fight The Fight seamlessly weave together classic old school riffing with cutting edge grooves and have a knack for making every single song they write not just heavy, but catchy as fuck! To top it off, these guys are natural born total rock stars. The sky is the limit for Fight The Fight and I’m so stoked to take the ride with them!”

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records) adds: “Once again my buddy Chris Santos has found an amazing band! We are super excited to have Blacklight Media working with Fight The Fight! Check them out!!”

Erlend Gjerde (Indie Recordings) comments: “We’re very excited to partner with the great team at Blacklight Media and Metal Blade for Fight The Fight in North America. Their enthusiasm and dedication to working with us on the band made our decision very easy – Let’s do this!”

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight The Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight The Fight is destined for great things.

For a preview of Fight The Fight, the video for the title track can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=YLWUdYeSy4M

Fight The Fight has played at all the major festivals in Norway, plus toured Europe – receiving massive praise from Metal Hammer UK, and many others, for their phenomenal live performances. European fans can catch the band once again with Satyricon this fall – see below for all dates!

Fight the Fight tour dates
w/ Satyricon

Sept. 24 – Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 25 – Turock – Essen, Germany
Sept. 26 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept. 27 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Sept. 29 – Heaven – London, UK
Sept. 30 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct. 1 – MJC De Reze – Nantes, France
Oct. 2 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France
Oct. 4 – Sala But – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 5 – Razzamatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 6 – Rockstore – Montpellier, France
Oct. 7 – Zona Roveri – Bologna, Italy
Oct. 9 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 10 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Oct. 11 – Szene – Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12 – Palac Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland
Oct. 15 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

Fight The Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass

Fight The Fight online:
http://www.fightthefight.no
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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First Ever DVD/Blu-Ray Release “Live At Paradiso” Announced By Delain

Delain has spent the last year celebrating the ten year anniversary – from the release of the fifth full-length “Moonbathers” and an anniversary edition of the debut album “Lucidity” to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world’s biggest festival stages – and the band is about to cap it off with the release of the first ever live DVD/Blu-Ray package on October 27th. Pre-order it through PledgeMusic over here.

“A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso” was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.

The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain’s entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band’s vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled “We Are The Others – A Decade of Delain,” a bonus live performance of “We Are the Others” from Masters of Rock 2015, and the “Suckerpunch” music video.

The track listing is:

CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:

1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21.Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
22.Don’t Let Go
23.We Are the Others

DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Content:

1. We Are the Others – A Decade of Delain documentary
2. “We Are the Others” – live at Masters of
3. Rock 2015
4. “Suckerpunch” official music video

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New Full Band Playthrough Clip “Awakening” Posted By Unleash The Archers

10 years of Unleah The Archers! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on the latest effort and fourth masterpiece “Apex”. You’ll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummeling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes’ king-size voice.

The band has just released a brand new playthrough video for “Awakening”! Don’t miss out and watch it here:

The band will hit the road with Orden Ogan and Rhapsody of Fire in Europe next month, as well as a U.K. headlining tour in November. All the dates are here:

w/Orden Ogan & Rhapsody of Fire:

13.10.17 DE – Bochum / Matrix
14.10.17 DE – Herford / X
15.10.17 FR – Paris / Le Petit Bain
16.10.17 DE – Langen / Neue Stadthalle
17.10.17 NL – Nijmegen / Dornroosje
18.10.17 DE – Bremen / Tivoli
19.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Beta
20.10.17 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
21.10.17 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
22.10.17 DE – München / Backstage
24.10.17 IT – Treviso / New Age
25.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri
27.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
28.10.17 ES – Madrid / But
29.10.17 ES – Bilbao / Stage Live
31.10.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
01.11.17 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
02.11.17 DE – Ludwigsburg / RoFa
03.11.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
04.11.17 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
05.11.17 IT – Voghera / Dadga Club
07.11.17 UK – London / O2 Islington

UK Headline Tour:

08.11.17 UK – Milton Keynes / Craufurd Arms
10.11.17 UK – Manchester / Satan’s Hollow
11.11.17 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
12.11.17 UK – Newcastle / Think Tank
13.11.17 UK – Edinburgh / Bannermans

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European Tour Dates Announced By Evil Invaders In Support Of Grand Magus

What a nice surprise! Belgium’s Evil Invaders has just announced a full European tour run with Australia’s Elm Street in support of Swedish doom warriors Grand Magus!

The band states: “We’re stoked to announce that we’ll hit the road with Grand Magus and Elm Street in October + November! We’ll be touring some countries in Europe in support of our upcoming album ‘FEED ME VIOLENCE’! Expect tons of new songs, crazy-ass merch and a wicked live show!”

Right before this tour, Evil Invaders will be releasing the new full-length studio album “Feed Me Violence.”

Find all dates listed below:

27.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage
28.10.17 CH – Aarau / Kiff
29.10.17 CH – Geneva / L’Usine
30.10.17 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
31.10.17 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
01.11.17 AT – Graz – Explosiv
02.11.17 PL – Cracow / Kwadrat
03.11.17 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
04.11.17 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
05.11.17 DE – Stuttgart / Wizemann
06.11.17 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum
07.11.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
08.11.17 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
09.11.17 NL – Eindhoven / Effenaar
10.11.17 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
11.11.17 DE – Weissenhauser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise

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