Omen Releasing Vinyl Split With Battleroar

Omen And Battleroar are releasing a 7″ split single via Cruz Del Sur Music, with pre-orders online at this location. The label also comments:

“When it comes to epic metal, Omen and Battleroar are two names that do not need introduction. Omen (USA) was formed by guitarist Kenny Powell in 1983, and since the release of the debut album entitled ‘Battle Cry’ (on Metal Blade Records) have set the standards for the genre, while Greek Battleroar, founded in 2000, are one of the most-valued and long-lasting active bands, and released 4 albums in 17 years of activity.

“Omen’s ‘Up From The Deep’ sounds as if it was taken directly from ‘Battle Cry’ – war cries introduce the legendary OMEN sound, with Kenny Powell painting a majestic tapestry of guitar notes above which Kevin Goocher delivers a brazen complimentary vocal performance.

“Battleroar’s ‘Stronghold’ is in the same style as the fastest and heaviest songs on their last album ‘Blood Of Legends’ (released on Cruz Del Sur in 2014). It shows a massive rhythmic session, great leads, and Gerrit’s classic, epic and melodic vocals.

“The single has been mastered by Bart Gabriel, and will have its official premiere at the Keep It True Festival on April 28th, where Omen will share the stage with acts such as Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Atlantean Kodex, and others. The release will be available in only 500 copies on black vinyl.”

After the Keep It True festival, OMen will embark on an European tour with the following confirmed dates:

April 29 – Escape Club, Vienna, Austria
May 1 – Le Klub, Paris, France
May 3 – Cave 45, Oporto, Portugal
May 4 – RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal
May 5 – Estudio 27, Burgos, Spain
May 6 – Rockfesthal, Hamme, Belgium
May 7 – Little Devil, Tilburg, Holland
May 11 – Turock, Essen, Germany
May 12 – Metalheadz Open Air, Oberndorf Am Lech, Germany
May 13 – 8 Ball, Thessaloniki, Greece
May 14 – An Club, Athens, Greece
May 18 – Jailbreak, Rome, Italy
May 19 – Blue Rose, Milan, Italy
May 20 – Circus, Florence, Italy

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Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Igorrr launches “The Making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ [Part 1]“

– April 19th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, Savage Sinusoid, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Savage Sinusoid, part 1 of the series can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=Yq7_Kax-DwI

A video for the album’s first single, “ieuD”, can also be viewed at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where Savage Sinusoid can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–pale skin clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
–cream/white splatter (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–golden yellow vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Bandcamp exclusive)
–tan-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Savage Sinusoid track-listing:
1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Probleme d’emotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

To realize Savage Sinusoid as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval”, “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert”. “Viande” also sees Teloch (Mayhem) contribute some guitar/bass work, while “Houmous” features accordionists Pierre Mussi and Adam Stacey (the latter of whom is in Secret Chiefs 3 – a project by Mr. Bungle‘s Trey Spruance). While Savage Sinusoid draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains:“I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it’s gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre.”

Igorrr will give European fans their first taste of new songs this spring/summer, with more shows to be announced soon. See below for all dates!

Igorrr tour dates
Apr. 29 – Opera National Du Rhin – Strasbourg, France
May 5 – Circasismic Festival – Besancon, France
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 17 – l’Aeronef – Lille, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING Producer DIETRICH THRALL To Join MADLIFE For European Tour

BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING Producer DIETRICH THRALL To Join MADLIFE For European Tour FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017 – Beauty In The Suffering producer DieTrich Thrall will join Los Angeles based Madlife on their upcoming European 15 Years Of Revolution Tour tour with Ill Nino. The tour, which originally launched March 22nd in Utrecht, […]

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Nuclear Announces New Tour Dates With Conflicted

Chilean thrashers Nuclear today announce a new European tour slated for June and July 2017. For nearly half of the dates, Nuclear will be accompanied by Conflicted, a young promising thrash metal band also from Chile.

This tour will mark the end of the promotion of Nuclear’s most recent release “Formula For Anarchy” (Candlelight Records, 2015) as it is expected that the follow-up album will see the light in early 2018.

The band comments: “It is always a pleasure to come back to the EU to show our music. Metal heads there have always received the band with enthusiasm and energy – we are sure this time won’t be any different.”

This Eurotour will also be the very first for Conflicted, promoting 2015 album “Under Bio-Lence” (Sick Bangers). “We are extremely happy to do this for the first time. We have played a lot of shows with Nuclear and the combination is lethal. We cannot wait to start this and show the people in Europe what the band is all about.”

09/06 – B52 Music Club – Eernegem Belgium
10/06 – Loco Loco Festival – Opwijk Belgium
11/06 – Ebrietas Metal Bar – Zurich Switzerland
13/06 – S8 Under Club – Budapest Hungary
14/06 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna Austria
15/06 – Metalgate Czech Death Fest – Czech Republic
16/06 – Mise Open Air Festival – Germany
17/06 – Rage Against Racism Fest – Germany
18/06 – Tba – Holland
19/06 – Tba – Holland
20/06 – Tba – Holland
22/06 – Bar 227 – Hamburg Germany*
23/06 – Zuckerfabrik – Rostock Germany*
24/06 – Mtc Club – Cologne Germany*
25/06 – Tommy Haus – Berlin Germany*
26/06 – Protokultura – Gdansk Poland*
27/06 – Tba – Poland*
28/06 – Tba – Poland*
29/06 – Tba – Poland*
30/06 – Estrada Stagebar – Bydgoszcz Poland*
01/07 – Rudeboy Club – Bielsko Biala Poland*
*nuclear+conflicted

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Epica Announces “Ultimate Principle” Tour Dates With Myrath, Vuur

Symphonic metal crew Epica is returning for the European leg of the “Ultimate Principle” tour this upcoming November. Epica will be supported by Anneke Van Giersbergen’s new all-star band Vuur and Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath.

Simone Simons commented on the upcoming tour: “Europe! After our successful tour with Powerwolf we couldn’t wait to tour through Europe again! We are coming back for you full force this autumn. A full production and an awesome line up awaits you. Get your tickets fast and come hang out with us!”

2017-05-05 San Jose (Pepper’s Club) CR
2017-05-06 Tegucigalpa (Hotel Clarion) HN
2017-05-09 Chihuahua (Expo) MX
2017-05-11 Mexico City (Pepsi Center) MX
2017-05-12 San Luis Potosi (Cineteca Alameda) MX
2017-05-13 Guadalajara (Teatro Diana) MX
2017-05-15 Monterrey (Excena) MX
2017-05-17 Bucaramanga (Auditoria Luis A. Calvo) CO
2017-05-18 Medellin (Teatro Universida De Medellin) CO
2017-05-19 Cali (Teatro Jorge Isaacs) CO
2017-05-21 Bogota (Royal Center) CO

2017-06-07 Milano (Alcatraz) IT
2017-06-08 Interlaken (Greenfield Festival) CH
2017-06-10 Paris (Download Festival) FR
2017-06-11 Dordrecht (Bibelot) NL
2017-06-14 Tel Aviv (Barby) IL
2017-06-16 Dessel (Graspop Metal Meeting) BE
2017-06-17 Nickelsdorf (Nova Rock) AT
2017-07-13 Vizovice (Masters Of Rock) CZ
2017-08-04 Corroios (VOA Fest) PT
2017-08-09 Villena (Leyendas Del Rock) ES
2017-08-16 Dinkelsbühl (Summer Breeze) DE
2017-08-23 Straszecin (Czad Festival) PL
2017-10-20 Zwolle (Hedon) NL
2017-10-21 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
2017-10-22 Nijmegen (Doornroosje) NL
2017-11-09 Krakow (Klub Studio) PL
2017-11-12 Berlin (Kesselhaus) DE
2017-11-13 Hamburg (Markthalle) DE
2017-11-14 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2017-11-15 Metz (La BAM) FR
2017-11-17 Nantes (Stereolux) FR
2017-11-18 Bordeaux (Krakatoa) FR
2017-11-25 Marseille (Le Moulin) FR
2017-11-26 Lyon (Le Transbordeur) FR
2017-11-29 München (Backstage) DE
2017-12-03 Lille (L’Aeronef) FR

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Amorphis Updates 2017 Tour Schedule

Melancholic metal band Amorphis is currently touring North America with fellow countrymen from Swallow The Sun. Followed by shows in Russia as well as several appearances at European festivals, the Finns will be supporting Danish rockers Volbeat all across the continent.

To bridge the gaps between these open air shows, Amorphis just announced eight headlining shows in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Denmark. The band’s whole tour itinerary can be found below:

w/Swallow The Sun
12.04. USA Merriam, KS – Aftershock
14.04. USA Dallas, TX – Trees
15.04. USA San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
16.04. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
17.04. USA New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
18.04. USA Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
19.04. USA Orlando, FL – The Haven
20.04. USA Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
21.04. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
22.04. USA Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
23.04. USA Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

12.05. RUS Moscow – Volta
13.05. RUS St. Petersburg – Club Zal

20.05. FIN Helsinki – Radio Rock Risteily XXII
26.05. FIN Kempele – Zemppi Areena
27.05. FIN Tornio – Club Teatria
03.06. D Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen
10.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
17.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
29.06. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
01.07. FIN Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
08.07. LV Viesites – Zobens Un Lemess
11.07. H Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton Festival
14.07. FIN Kalajoki – Merisärkkä
21.07. FIN Laukaa – John Smith Festival
28.07. P Vila Nova De Famalicão – Laurus Nobilis Music Festical
03.08. SK Snina – Rock Pod Kamenom
05.08. FIN Olavinlinna – Savonlinna Opera Festival
09.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze

w/Volbeat (#)
19.08. D Rostock – M.A.U. NEW!
20.08. PL Gdynia – Ucho NEW!
21.08. PL Poznan – Klub U Bazyla NEW!
23.08. D Hamburg – Volkspark # *SOLD OUT*
24.08. D Berlin – Waldbühne #
25.08. D Lingen – Alter Schlachthof NEW!
26.08. DK Copenhagen – Parken # *SOLD OUT*
27.08. NL Drachten – Iduna NEW!
28.08. D Mönchengladbach – Sparkassenpark #
30.08. CH Thun – Stockhorn Arena #
31.08. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp NEW!
01.09. A Graz – Messe Graz #
02.09. A Wörgl – Komma NEW!
03.09. D Schweinfurt – Willy Sachs Stadium #
05.09. NL Eindhoven – Strijp-S #
06.09. DK Aarhus – Voxhall NEW!
07.09. N Oslo – Telenor Arena #
09.09. S Stockholm – Friends Arena #

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Nervecell Discusses Leaving Unique Leader Records

Nervecell just checked in with the following statement about the band’s current label situation and upcoming album:

“We’d like to clear the air about this as we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether we’re still with Unique Leader Records for North America. The fact is we’ve left Unique Leader Records for reasons not worth publicly mentioning, as it only creates more speculation.

“It was a decision we made ourselves for the band’s best interest. What’s important to us now is that we focus on our new album ‘Past, Present…Torture.’ It’s completed, sounds absolutely killer and is ready to be released soon. So if there is any U.S. labels / A&R executives reading this or interested to work with us, the door is open and you know where to find us.

“Having said that, we are super excited to be back with our European label home Lifeforce Records who will release ‘Past, Present…Torture’ for all our European fans this summer. Cheers!”

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Igorrr Reveals “Savage Sinusoid” Album Details

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and composer Gautier Serre – will release new album, “Savage Sinusoid,” via Metal Blade Records. On this record electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin, and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals.

For a preview of “Savage Sinusoid,” a video for the first single “ieuD” can be viewed below. To realize “Savage Sinusoid” as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval.” “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert.”

1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Probleme d’emotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

Igorrr will give European fans a first taste of new songs this spring/summer, with more shows to be announced soon. See below for all dates:

Apr. 29 – Opera National Du Rhin – Strasbourg, France
May 5 – Circasismic Festival – Besancon, France
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 17 – l’Aeronef – Lille, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France

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