Baptism Gearing Up For First U.S. Show At Cathedral Of The Black Goat

Finnish cult black metal outfit Baptism has announced the band’s first ever U.S. performance will take place at this year’s installment of Cathedral of the Black Goat on Friday, June 9th.

The fest is set to go down at Chicago’s LiveWire Lounge, with full event details available over here. Furthermore, Baptism has announced a string of European festival dates, playing Tuska Open air in Finland, Forest Open Air in Switzerland and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Baptism’s summer festival tour is taking place in support of crushing new full-length album “V: The Devil’s Fire,” which was recorded at Fantom Studio and is out via Season Of Mist.

Jun. 9 Chicago, IL @ Cathedral of the Black Goat Fest
Jun. 30 Helsinki (FI) @ Tuska Open Air
Jul. 15 Chevenez (CH) @ Forest Fest Open Air VI
Dec. 15 Berlin (DE) @ Nuke Club
Dec TBA Eindhoven (NL) @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017

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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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Woe Posts New Song “The Din Of The Mourning”

“Hope Attrition” is the impending new full-length album from U.S. black metal collective, Woe.

Composed throughout the end of 2015 and most of 2016, this alarming seven-track offering, the band’s first in four years, will see release next month via Woe’s new label home Vendetta Records.

As a precursor to the album’s impending release, today new track “The Din Of The Mourning” is offered for public consumption and can be heard below.

“‘The Din Of The Mourning’ is the dramatic tale of a system’s inevitable collapse, those who push against progress, and those who exploit fear,” reveals founding guitarist/vocalist Chris Grigg of the tune.

He goes on to say, “It was written over the course of many months, seeing revision after revision, and did not feel finished until we received the guest vocals from Brooks Wilson (Crypt Sermon). I had a rule against performing my own clean vocals on this album but this song demanded a feeling of drama that only Brooks could provide.”

New album “Hope Attrition” will see release this coming March 17th on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats. Woe will bring these warring odes to Europe with German black metal unit Ultha for a stretch of festival dates including an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd.

4/13/2017 TBA
4/14/2017 Hamburg Is Droneburg Festival @ Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2017 Vendetta Fest @ Tiefgrund – Berlin, DE
4/16/2017 Conspiracy Of The Damned Festival @ Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
4/17/2017 Nexus – Braunschweig, DE
4/18/2017 Club Famu – Prag, CZ
4/19/2017 Escape – Vienna, AU
4/20/2017 Doom Over Leipzig Festival @ UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
4/21/2017 Dudefest Festival @ Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2017 Roadburn Festival @ O13 – Tilburg, NL

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Rising Posts “Death Of A Giant” Music Video

Denmark’s Rising just released a new video for “Death Of A Giant,” which comes of the band’s third album, “Oceans Into Their Graves” (streaming in full right here). The video is now playing below.

Rising will play a couple Danish shows later this month, and will play a first German show in over three years with a headlining slot on the North Of Mainstream Festival in Rostock, Germany this November. More festival dates are in the works, along with a full European tour in the spring that will be announced in the months to come.

The band has also begun writing new material and developing concepts for a next full-length album, which will be recorded and released in 2017.

10/14/2016 Studenterhuset – Aalborg, DK w/ Slægt
10/15/2016 Radar – Aarhus, DK w/ Slægt, Bæst
11/18/2016 JAZ – Rostock, DE @ North of Mainstream Festival

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Sinistro Announces New Tour Dates

Sinistro has announced a string of European dates supporting Subrosa. The Portuguese group will join the acclaimed violin doom stoner act starting at the Urban Spree in Germany’s capital Berlin on September 22nd and continuing until the concert at Espace B in Paris, France on the 10th of October. Be sure to see Sinistro live on these upcoming tour dates:

w/ Subrosa
22 Sep 16 Berlin (DE) Urban Spree
23 Sep 16 Wroclaw (PL) Asymmetry Festival
24 Sep 16 Praha (CZ) Modra Vopice
25 Sep 16 Wien (AT) Viper Room
26 Sep 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
28 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Lo-Fi
29 Sep 16 Bologna (IT) Freak Out
01 Oct 16 Nijmegen (NL) Merleyn
03 Oct 16 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
05 Oct 16 Oslo (NO) Blå
09 Oct 16 Köln (DE) Underground
10 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Espace B

Sinistro festival dates
20 Aug 16 Porto (PT) Amplifest (+Neurosis et al.)
05 Jul 17 Neskaupstaður (IS) Eistnaflug (exact date tbc)

Semente by Sinistro

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Caliban Unveils Artwork For New Album “Gravity”

While the majority of the scene is aiming for a more melodic and overall accessible sound, Caliban is plunging into darkness with new album and heaviest offering to date, “Gravity,” which will be released worldwide on March 25th, 2016.

Get a first glimpse by checking out the front cover that was done by Marcel Gadacz from Dream On Dreamer.

Yet again the album was produced by Benny Richter and guitarist Marc Görtz as well as co-produced by Marcel Neumann. “Gravity” was recorded at Görtz’ Nemesis Studio by the guitarist himself, who mixed the album together with Klaus Scheuermann.

The “Gravity” track listing is as follows:

1. Paralyzed
2. Mein schwarzes Herz
3. Who I Am
4. Left For Dead
5. Crystal Skies
6. Walk Alone
7. The Ocean’s Heart
8. brOKen
9. For We Are Forever
10. Inferno
11. No Dream Without A Sacrifice
12. Hurricane

Catch Caliban live on these upcoming festival dates:

05.05.2016 (CH) Zürich – Impericon Festival
17.-19.06.2016 (F) Clisson – Hellfest
21.-24.07.2016 (DE) Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival
23.07.2016 (CZ) Velké Mezirící – Fajtfest
04.-06.08.2016 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
03.-08.09.2016 (DE) Kiel – Full Metal Cruise

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ROTTING CHRIST announce festival dates

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST have announced a string of festival dates across several European countries in February. The trek, which begins at Norway’s Blastfest on February 19 runs through nine more countries, and sees the band performing at festivals such as Party.San Open Air in Germany, Metal Days in Slovenia, Einstaflug in Iceland, and […]

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Rotting Christ Announces European Festival Appearances

Greek metal outfit Rotting Christ has announced a string of festival dates across several European countries in February.

The trek, which begins at Norway’s Blastfest on February 19th, runs through nine more countries, and sees the band performing at festivals such as Party.San Open Air in Germany, Metal Days in Slovenia, Einstaflug in Iceland, and more before concluding on October 1st. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

2/19 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
2/28 Praha (CZ) Hellenic Darkness Fest
3/14 Esslingen (DE) Hell Over Esslingen Festival
4/5 Rotterdam (NL) Veneration of the Dead Festival
5/16 Pfaffing in Oberbayern (DE) Bavarian Battle Open Air
5/29 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
5/30 Gdynia (PL) Atlantic
6/5 Milano (IT) Circolo Coloni
6/6 Roma (IT) Traffic
7/5 Roitzschjora (DE) With Full Force
7/9 Neskaupsstaðir (IS) Eistnaflug
7/23 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days
7/24 Hamburg (DE) Schlattfest
7/25 Lörrach (DE) Baden in Blut Open Air
8/6 Schlotheim (DE) Party.San Open Air
8/22 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Festival
8/30 Istanbul (TR) Headbangers Weekend Festival
10/1 Trondheim (NO) Trondheim Metal Fest

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Steve Robello Named New Bassist For Trauma

Resurrected San Francisco speed metal act Trauma has named ex-Dublin Death Patrol member Steve Robello as the band’s new bassist. Robello replaces outgoing member Marcel Eaton.

The band commented: “They put a couple of records out and played a bunch of festival dates a little while back. He was the Bassist who played with us at the HOA festival. We are glad to have him.”

Trauma reformed in 2013 after a 28 year absence from the scene. The band will go down in history as being the late Cliff Burton’s band before joining Metallica. Back in June, Trauma signed on with Pure Steel records for the release of as of yet untitled sophomore release due out later this year. It is the first release since the debut full length “Scratch and Scream” was issued 30 years ago.

The current lineup for Trauma is:

Donny Hillier – vocals
Kurt Fry – guitars
Kris Gustofson – drums
Steve Robello – bass

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MESHUGGAH North American tour dates

MESHUGGAH are returning to North America this summer to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be Between The Buried And Me. MESHUGGAH aim to play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their entire discography & possibly include some rare […]

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