Avulsed Gearing Up For European Tour Dates

In two weeks, Avulsed will be heading into a 5th European tour accompanied by metal legends from France like Mercyless and Savage Annihilation.

Avulsed will be presenting not only acclaimed 25th anniversary double album “Deathgeneration,” but also the brand new triple live album “Night of the Living Deathgenerations” as well as a very special split 7″ EP release with Mercyless to commemorate this tour.

07.04 – VOLMERANGE LES MINES (FR) – NO MAN’S LAND
08.04 – FRANKFURT (GER) – FRANKFURT DEATHFEST
09.04 – TILBURG (NL) – LITTLE DEVIL
10.04 – UTRECHT (NL) – dB’s
11.04 – KOLN (GER) – SONIC BALLROOM
12.04 – PRAGUE (CZ) – MODRA VOPICE
13.04 – ERFURT (GER) – FROM HELL
14.04 – COLMAR (FR) – LE GRILLEN
15.04 – BRESSO (IT) – BLUE ROSE SALOON

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Cirith Ungol Releasing “King Of The Dead” Ultimate Edition

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol’s first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the ultimate edition of Cirith Ungol’s “King Of The Dead” album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th.

Check out the classic “Atom Smasher” track below. This edition comes on digipak CD featuring a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus-DVD.

An LP version will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984. The track listing is as follows:

1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus Track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus DVD (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I’m Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

Cirith Ungol will perform live in Europe for the first time ever at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen on April 28-29. See below for all upcoming dates:

Apr. 28-29 – Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany – Keep It True Festival
May 26-27 – Athens, Greece – Up The Hammers
July 21-22 – Crispendorf, Germany – Chaos Descends
Nov. 17-18 – Wurzburg, Germany – Hammer Of Doom

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Meshiaak To Support Metal Church In Europe

Heavy metal titans Metal Church recently announced a string of European tour dates for this summer in celebration of latest studio album “XI,” which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. Australian group Meshiaak has been announced as direct support act on this trek.

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof from Metal Church comments: “The Metal Church fans over there have always welcomed us with open arms and their passion and love for heavy metal music is second to none!”

Meshiaal added: “We are extremely excited to be making our debut tour through Europe with the mighty Metal Church. We couldn’t be happier about starting our journey in Europe and we can’t wait to finally play our new songs live.”

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Raven Announces 2017 Tour Dates

NWoBHM band Raven today announces first live dates for 2017, with the band excited to get back on the road again. Raven comments:

“Hi there…after a longer than expected break Raven are ready & raring to get out on the road again…a quick warm up in the USA will be following by a Euro tour with old friends Hirax opening & we shall also be hitting the European festival circuit hard in 2017 – and squeeze in a USA tour – and working on South America & some more exotic locales!!! LETS ALL KICK SOME ASS!!!”

Raven’s current album “ExtermiNation” was released in April of 2015 as a digipak version, 2LP gatefold green vinyl version, and digital download through SPV/Steamhammer. Catch these upcoming Raven 2017 tour dates:

5/18 US-Chicago, IL – Reggies
5/19 US-Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
5/20 US-Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina

03.06.SE-Tyrolen – Muskelrock

w/Hirax, Kill Ritual
07.06.B-Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest
08.06.D-Hamburg – Bambi Galore
09.06.D-Essen – Turock
10.06.NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg
11.06.NL-Tilburg – Little Devil
12.06.D-Osnabrück – Bastard Club
13.06.D-Dresden – Chemie Fabrik
14.06.A-Dornbirn – Schlachthaus
15.06.I-Firenze – Circus Club
16.06.I-Milan – Blue Rose Club
17.06.F-Montbeliard – Aterlier des Moles

15.07.D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival
27.07.SLO-Tolmin – Metal Days Festival
29.07.D-Brande/Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air

10.08.E-Villena – Leyendas del Rock Festival
13.08.B-Kortijk – Alcatraz Festival

10/6: US-Ventura,CA – Frost & Fire Festival

01.-02.12.GB-Sheffield – O2 Academy (The X Mas Rocka NWoBHM)

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Windhand Announces New Tour Dates

Richmond, VA doom band Windhand just announced a new run of headlining European tour dates this coming fall with fellow Virginia-based group Satan’s Satyrs.

The tour commences September 21st in Copenhagen, DK and runs till October 13th in Bristol, UK. The two bands will also do a short North American run preceding the European trek. A full listing of Windhand tour dates is available below.

— All Dates 3/31 – 4/8 with Cough —

Mar 31 Wellington, NZ San Fran
Apr 01 Auckland, NZ King’s Arm Tavern
Apr 02 Fortitude Valley, AUS Crowbar
Apr 05 Newtown, AUS Newton Social Club
Apr 06 Adelaide, AUS Fowlers Live
Apr 07 Melbourne, AUS Corner Hotel (+ Inverloch)
Apr 08 Perth, AUS Badlands

Apr 21 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Apr 22 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
Apr 23 Seattle, WA Neumos

— All dates 5/17-5/25 with Satan’s Satyrs —

May 17 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
May 18 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
May 19 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
May 20 Detroit, MI Loving Touch
May 21 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
May 22 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
May 23 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
May 24 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi
May 25 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

Aug 18-20 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas Festival

— All dates 9/21 – 10/14 with Satan’s Satyrs —

Sep 21 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
Sep 22 Oslo, NO BLA
Sep 23 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand
Sep 25 Helsinki, FI Kuudes Linja
Sep 27 Gothenburg, SE Pustervik
Sep 28 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang
Sep 29 Cologne, DE MTC
Sep 30 Wiesbaden, DE Kesselhaus
Oct 01 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz
Oct 02 Berlin, DE Cassiopeia
Oct 03 Vienna, AT Arena
Oct 04 Munich, DE Feierwerk
Oct 05 Bologna, IT Freak-Out Club
Oct 06 Mezzago, IT Bloom Club
Oct 08 Paris, FR Stoned Gathering
Oct 09 London, UK The Borderline
Oct 10 Leeds, UK Brudenell
Oct 11 Glasgow, UK Audio
Oct 12 Manchester, UK Rebellion
Oct 13 Bristol, UK Exchange

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Short Documentary On Immolation’s Ross Dolan Streaming

Fret12 just released a new short documentary on Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan. It’s the latest contribution in its ongoing “The Sound And The Story” series. Immolation‘s new album “Atonement””saw a release last month. Catch the band live this April supporting Vader and Monument Of Misanthropy on the upcoming “Rise Of The Empire – European Tour 2017”. Check out all dates after the jump.

01.04.2017 (PL) – Szczecin/Slowianin
02.04.2017 (D) – Leipzig/Hellraiser
04.04.2017 (B) – Kortrijk / De Kreun
05.04.2017 (Hol) – Nijmegen/Doornroosje
06.04.2017 (Hol) – Amstelveen/P60
07.04.2017 (D) – Rheine / Hypothalamus
08.04.2017 (Den) – Arhus / Royal Metal Festival
09.04.2017 (D) – Flensburg / Roxy
11.04.2017 (UK) – Manchester / Rebellion
12.04.2017 (IRL) – Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
13.04.2017 (SCT) – Glasgow / Audio
14.04.2017 (UK) – London / The Underworld
15.04.2017 (UK) – Bristol / Bristol Deathfest
16.04.2017 (UK) – Brighton / MammothFest
18.04.2017 (A) – Wien / Escape Metal Corner
19.04.2017 (CZ) – Brno / Melodka
20.04.2017 (SK) – Kosice / Colloseum
22.04.2017 (POL) – Katowice / Metalmania Festival (only VADER!)

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Nargaroth Posts “Era Of Threnody” Album Teaser

Inter Arma Productions is gearing up for the May 16th release for Nargaroth’s seventh album, “Era of Threnody.” A teaser trailer is available below, and the label comments:

“Ever aptly titled, ‘Era of Threnody’ burns with rage and repose – a war cry from a battlefield long forgotten, a remembrance of sorrows past, present, and future. Across its 65-minute landscape, the 10 songs which comprise ‘Era of Threnody’ paint a portrait of Nargaroth at its most dynamic: nearly every unique era of the band is represented, but executed with a startling sense of professionalism.

“But let it be known that ‘professionalism’ in no way should be conflated with mainstream ambitions, for this is still pure ‘n’ pristine BLACK METAL in all its monochromatic grandeur. More accurately, perhaps, ‘Era of Threnody’ is the sound of Nargaroth at the height of its powers, well rested from the studio hiatus and eager ‘n’ emboldened by an upcoming European tour with Absu and Hate. The time of reckoning is at hand, and it is indeed the ‘Era of Threnody!'”

1. Dawn of Epiphany
2. Whither Goest Thou
3. Conjunction Underneath The Alpha Weel
4. …As Orphans Drifting In A Desert Night
5. The Agony Of A Dying Phoenix
6. Epicedium To A Broken Dream
7. Love Is A Dog From Hell
8. Era Of Threnody
9. TXFO
10. My Eternal Grief, Anguish Neverending

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Kvelertak Releases “Bronsegud” Video, Announces Tour With Metallica

Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak just released an official music video for “Bronsegud,” taken from latest LP “Nattesferd.” The video, which was directed by Stian Andersen, documents the band’s life on the road traveling the world and performing neck-breaking sets to sold-out audiences.

Furthermore, Kvelertak has been announced as special guest for the entirety of Metallica’s upcoming “WorldWired” European tour. Dates are set to kick off September 4th at The Netherlands’ Ziggo Dome and continue through May 2018. A full listing of upcoming Kvelertak tour dates is available after the jump.

Mar. 16, 2017 – Kongsberg, Norway – Energimølla
Mar. 17, 2017 – Sogndal, Norway – MEIRET
Mar. 18, 2017 – Molde, Norway – Gamle Kulturhuset
Mar. 17, 2017 – Molde, Norway – Gamle Kulturhuset
Mar. 22, 2017 – Alta, Norway – City Scene
Mar. 23, 2017 – Tromso, Norway – Driv
Mar. 24, 2017 – Narvik, Norway – Vinterfestuka
Mar. 25, 2017 – Rognan, Norway – Slipen Scene – SOLD OUT
Mar. 26, 2017 – Bodø, Norway – Sinus
Mar. 29, 2017 – Trondheim, Norway – Byscenen
Mar. 30, 2017 – Skien, Norway – PARKBIOGRAFEN
Mar. 31, 2017 – Drammen, Norway – Union Scene
Apr. 1, 2017 – Halden, Norway – Brygga Kultursal
Apr. 26, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Valby Hallen
Apr. 27, 2017 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
Apr. 28, 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden– Hovet
Apr. 30, 2017 – Helsinki, Finland – Helsingin Jäähalli
May 20, 2017 – Huskvarna, Sweden – Park Sounds
Jun. 18, 2017 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop

w/ Metallica
Sept. 4, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK – The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017 – Manchester, England, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017 – Birmingham, England, UK – Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal – MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018 – Herning, Denmark – Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
Apr. 2, 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Apr. 5, 2018 – Budapest, Hungary – Sports Arena
Apr. 7, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Apr. 9, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Apr. 11, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland – Palexpo
Apr. 26, 208 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Apr. 28, 2018 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Apr. 30, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

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Until Rain Inks Deal With Sensory Records

Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit Until Rain has signed with Sensory Records for the release of impending third full-length album, “Inure.” The band has issued some insight into the album today, including a dramatic trailer, track listing, and more. Additionally, the band has scheduled both European mainland and Balkan tours in conjunction with this release.

“Inure” was recorded by Until Rain in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal.

The album features artwork by new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside. With nine massive tracks, “Inure” presents an hour-long journey that you will want to take again and again, the digital release bearing an additional bonus track as well.

Sensory Records will release “Inure” in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th; an official digital single for “Because Something Might Happen” will be released through Spotify and other digital outlets on March 21st, accompanied by an official video for the song the same day.

Comments Until Rain: “We’re thrilled and proud to be working with such a renowned and well-established label like Sensory, for our third album. The list of progressive bands, that have had their careers pushed immensely by this record label is too big to state here, so let’s just say that we expect a lot of good things to happen. This album is a sincere and natural evolution for us, headed in a much more prog direction, in the essential meaning of the word.”

1. Progressus In Idem
2. New World Fiction
3. Because Something Might Happen
4. This Fear
5. A Tearful Farewell
6. This Solitude
7. Butterfly Invasion
8. A Broken Wing
9. Inure
10. Debate (bonus track)

Catch these upcoming Until Rain 2017 tour dates:

4/26/2017 The Bodega – Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury – London, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure – Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/29/2017 Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/30/2017 W2 – Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/02/2017 TBA w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/04/2017 Beta2300 – Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus – Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/06/2017 Bowlan – Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/11/2017 Live & Loud – Sofia, BU w/ Poem
5/12/2017 Silverchurch – Bucharest, RO w/ Poem
5/13/2017 TBA – Beograd, SB w/ Poem
5/14/2017 8Ball – Thessaloniki, GR w/ Poem

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Solstafir Announces Summer European Tour Dates

Acclaimed Icelandic rock band Solstafir just announced a new headlining European tour, beginning on June 10th in Paris, which will be the band’s first trek in support of upcoming record “Berdreyminn.” A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, Solstafir comments: “We are stoked to be back on the road and doing up ‘n close personal club shows between summer festivals. Some of the small venues are expected to sell out fast – so better get your ticket right away.”

“Berdreyminn” (which translates to a “dreamer of forthcoming events”) will be released worldwide on May 26th. The new full-length was produced by Birgir Birgirsson and Jaime Gomez-Arellano and features the following track listing:

1. Silfur-Refur
2. Ísafold (click here to stream)
3. Hula
4. Nárós
5. Hvít Sæng
6. Dýrafjörður
7. Ambátt
8. Bláfjall

Jun. 10 Paris (FR) @ @ Download Festival
Jun. 11 Brighton (UK) @ The Haunt
Jun. 12 Colchester (UK) @ Arts Centre
Jun. 13 Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
Jun. 14 London (UK) @ Old Blue Last
Jun. 15 Breda (NL) @ Mezz
Jun. 16 Dessel (BE) @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 17 Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli de Helling
Jun. 18 Hannover (DE) @ Musikzentrum
Jun. 19 Dresden (DE) @ Beatpol
Jun. 20 Karlsruhe (DE) @ Jubez
Jun. 21 Colmar (FR) @ Fete de la Musique
Jun. 22 Lyon (FR) @ CCO Villeurbanne
Jun. 23 Toulouse (FR) @ Rex
Jun. 24 Madrid (ES) @ Download Festival

Solstafir festival dates
Jul. 7 Neskaupstaður (IS) @ Eistnaflug Festival (Exact date tba)
Jul. 29 Neuensee bei Lichtenfels (DE) @ Rock im Wald
Aug. 18 Borre (NO) @ Midgardsblot Festival 2017 (Exact date tba)

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