Judas Priest & Deep Purple Co-Headlining Summer North American Tour Announced

Deep Purple and Judas Priest announce a North American summer co-headlining tour which will see them out across the United States and Canada kickking off in August. Dates for that trek include:

08/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
08/27 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
08/29 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/30 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
09/01 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/16 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/20 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino
09/21 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/26 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

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Behemoth launches “O Father, O Satan, O Sun” full production video from DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Messe Noire’ – out now!

– April 13th, 2018 –

Polish black/death overlords Behemoth have released their new live DVD/Blu-ray, Messe Noire, today worldwide! Messe Noire includes the band’s victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016, as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band’s globally successful record of the same name. For a preview of Messe Noire, a new full production video for “O Father, O Satan, O Sun” (from The Satanist cinematic archive – the last clip to be released from this album!) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/behemoth

The band also previously released the following live cuts:
–”Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”: youtube.com/watch?v=WEoR9CioWlg
–”The Satanist”: youtube.com/watch?v=bIiCCUlZNoM
–”Messe Noire”: youtube.com/watch?v=SD7XF74y8z0

Purchase Messe Noire now in the USA via Metal Blade Records: metalblade.com/behemoth – where the following formats are available:


–DVD/CD Hard Cover Digibook w/ 48-Page Booklet
–Blu-Ray/CD Hard Cover Digibook w/ 48-Page Booklet
–2xLP – Green Vinyl w/ 48-Page Booklet (limited to 750 copies – USA exclusive)

DVD/Blu-Ray track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
5. Amen
6. The Satanist
7. Ben Sahar
8. In The Absence Ov Light
9. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ov Fire And The Void
11. Conquer All
12. Pure Evil And Hate
13. At The Left Hand Ov God
14. Slaves Shall Serve
15. Chant For Ezkaton 2000
Live Assault (Brutal Assault 2016)
16. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
17. Furor Divinus
18. Messe Noire
19. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
20. Amen
21. The Satanist
22. Ben Sahar
23. In The Absence Ov Light
24. O Father O Satan O Sun!
25. Ov Fire And The Void
26. Conquer All
27. Chant For Ezkaton 2000
The Satanist cinematic archive
28. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
29. Messe Noire
30. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
31. The Satanist
32. Ben Sahar
33. O Father O Satan O Sun!

CD track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
5. Amen
6. The Satanist
7. Ben Sahar
8. In The Absence Ov Light
9. O Father O Satan O Sun!

Vinyl track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
Side A:
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Luficer
Side B:
1. Amen
2. The Satanist
3. Ben Sahar
4. In The Absence Ov Light
Side C:
1. O Father O Satan O Sun!
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Conquer All
4. Pure Evil And Hate
Side D:
1. At The Left Hand Ov God
2. Slaves Shall Serve
3. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

In support of Messe Noire, Behemoth will head out on the road with Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament this May/June in North America. See below for all dates.

Behemoth tour dates
w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament

May 10 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
May 11 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
May 12 – Fox Theater – Pomona, CA *
May 13 – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo – Sacramento, CA
May 16 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
May 17 – South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
May 19 – Big Four – Calgary, AL
May 20 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
May 22 – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
May 23 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD *
May 24 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
May 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
May 27 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
May 29 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
May 30 – Place Bell – Montreal, PQ
June 1 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
June 2 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
June 3 – The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT *
June 4 – Santander Arena – Reading, PA
June 6 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
June 7 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
June 9 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
June 11 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
June 12 – Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
June 15 – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
June 17 – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land – Houston, TX
June 19 – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
June 20 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
*=Lamb Of God, Behemoth only

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Behemoth launches “Messe Noire” live video from upcoming DVD/Blu-ray

– April 6th, 2018 –

On April 13th, Polish black/death overlords Behemoth will release their new live DVD/Blu-ray, entitled Messe Noire. Guitarist and main-man Nergal comments: “‘Messe Noire’. Well, that is everything that the Behemoth live magick represents, and we’re stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. ‘Messe Noire’ captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude ‘The Satanist’ cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth’s career and our lives so far! By the release of ‘Messe Noire’ we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak…

Messe Noire includes the band’s victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016 as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band’s globally successful record of the same name. For a preview of Messe Noire, a new live video of the title track can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/behemoth

The band also previously released the following live cuts:
–”Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”: youtube.com/watch?v=WEoR9CioWlg
–”The Satanist”: youtube.com/watch?v=bIiCCUlZNoM

Pre-order Messe Noire now in the USA via Metal Blade Records: metalblade.com/behemoth – where the following formats are available:


–DVD/CD Hard Cover Digibook w/ 48-Page Booklet
–Blu-Ray/CD Hard Cover Digibook w/ 48-Page Booklet
–2xLP – Green Vinyl w/ 48-Page Booklet (limited to 750 copies – USA exclusive)

DVD/Blu-Ray track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
5. Amen
6. The Satanist
7. Ben Sahar
8. In The Absence Ov Light
9. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ov Fire And The Void
11. Conquer All
12. Pure Evil And Hate
13. At The Left Hand Ov God
14. Slaves Shall Serve
15. Chant For Ezkaton 2000
Live Assault (Brutal Assault 2016)
16. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
17. Furor Divinus
18. Messe Noire
19. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
20. Amen
21. The Satanist
22. Ben Sahar
23. In The Absence Ov Light
24. O Father O Satan O Sun!
25. Ov Fire And The Void
26. Conquer All
27. Chant For Ezkaton 2000
The Satanist cinematic archive
28. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
29. Messe Noire
30. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
31. The Satanist
32. Ben Sahar
33. O Father O Satan O Sun!

CD track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
5. Amen
6. The Satanist
7. Ben Sahar
8. In The Absence Ov Light
9. O Father O Satan O Sun!

Vinyl track-listing
Live Satanist (Warsaw 2016)
Side A:
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Luficer
Side B:
1. Amen
2. The Satanist
3. Ben Sahar
4. In The Absence Ov Light
Side C:
1. O Father O Satan O Sun!
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Conquer All
4. Pure Evil And Hate
Side D:
1. At The Left Hand Ov God
2. Slaves Shall Serve
3. Chant For Ezkaton 2000

In support of Messe Noire, Behemoth will head out on the road with Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament this May/June in North America. See below for all dates.

Behemoth tour dates
w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament

May 10 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
May 11 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
May 12 – Fox Theater – Pomona, CA *
May 13 – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo – Sacramento, CA
May 16 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
May 17 – South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
May 19 – Big Four – Calgary, AL
May 20 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
May 22 – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
May 23 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD *
May 24 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
May 25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
May 27 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
May 29 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
May 30 – Place Bell – Montreal, PQ
June 1 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
June 2 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
June 3 – The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT *
June 4 – Santander Arena – Reading, PA
June 6 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
June 7 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
June 9 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
June 11 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
June 12 – Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
June 15 – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
June 17 – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land – Houston, TX
June 19 – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
June 20 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
*=Lamb Of God, Behemoth only

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Lamb of God Announces Select One-Off Headline Shows Featuring Support from Behemoth

– March 13th, 2018 –

LAMB OF GOD has just announced four select one-off headline shows, set to take place during their upcoming North American tour supporting Slayer. Behemoth is confirmed as support on all LAMB OF GOD headline dates, which will take place in Pomona, CA, Sioux Falls, SD, Wallingford, CT and Raleigh, NC.

Tickets for Pomona, Sioux Falls, and Raleigh are going on sale this Friday, March 16 via lamb-of-god.com, and Wallingford is on sale now. There, you can also purchase tickets for the Slayer headline tour. LAMB OF GOD Side Stage and VIP Upgrade packages for all dates are available HERE.

Previously announced dates for Slayer‘s final world tour, North America legs one and two, are below, with special LAMB OF GOD headline dates falling within marked with a double asterisk in bold.

LEG ONE TOUR DATES
In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg one headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament
05/10 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
05/11 – FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
05/12 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY
05/13 – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
05/16 – Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC
05/17 – South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
05/19 – Big Four, Calgary, AL SOLD OUT
05/20 – Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB SOLD OUT
05/22 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
05/23 – The District, Sioux Falls, SD – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY
05/24 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
05/25 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
05/27 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
05/29 – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
05/30 – Place Bell, Montreal, PQ SOLD OUT
06/01 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
06/02 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
06/03 – The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY
06/04 – Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT
06/06 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
06/07 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
06/09 – KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
06/10 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
06/11 – The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth ONLY
06/12 – Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
06/14 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
06/15 – Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
06/16 – Montebello Rock Fest, Montebello, QC – FESTIVAL DATE/LAMB OF GOD ONLY
06/17 – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT
06/19 – The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
06/20 – Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

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Slayer Announce Second North America Leg For Final World Tour

Literally by popular demand – with more than half the tour dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent – today Slayer announces Leg Two, North America, of its final world tour, set to kick off on Thursday, July 26 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH.

The tour will travel to 20 cities over about five weeks, culminating at San Jose’s SAP Center on August 26. Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death will accompany the band on all dates. The general ticket onsale for most dates begins this Friday, March 9 at 10AM (local). Very limited Slayer onstage + Meet & Greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to www.slayer.net for all ticket and package purchasing information.

A second North American leg for this tour had been considered to take place at some point down the line, but within 48-hours of the initial January 26 ticket on sale date, that all changed.

“We were blown away by the speed of sales for the final run,” said Rick Franks, President of Touring for Live Nation, one of the tour’s promoters. “Thirty-six years later and Slayer is bigger than ever before.”

On January 22, 2018, Slayer announced that it would do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and then move on.

New and previously announced dates for Slayer’s final world tour, North America Legs One and Two, are as follows:

LEG ONE
MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AL SOLD OUT
20 Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, AB SOLD OUT
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ SOLD OUT

JUNE
1 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
20 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

LEG TWO
JULY
26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27 Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST
1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
18 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA

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New List Of Dates For The 2018 Final Vans Warped Tour Announced

On March 01st the lineup for the final edition of the annual ‘Van Warped Tour‘ will be officially announced. Below’s the revised itinerary for that trek:

06/21 Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
06/22 San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
06/23 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/24 Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
06/28 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion
06/29 Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
06/30 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/01 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/03 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/05 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
07/07 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/08 Houston, TX – NRG Park
07/10 Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Keybank Pavilion
07/17 Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
07/23 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
07/26 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/28 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
08/04 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre

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Slayer Post Episode I Of New Retrospective Web Series On Their Career

With Slayer set to call it quits following one final world tour, the group have begun a series of videos looking back on their 37 year career. The first episode in that series focuses on the Slayer’s early days and can be streamed below.

Among their final round of touring is this North American tour with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and more:

05/10 San Diego, CA – Valley View
05/11 Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
05/13 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
05/16 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
05/17 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Center
05/19 Calgary, AB – Big Four
05/19 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
05/22 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
05/24 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
05/25 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
05/27 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
05/29 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
05/30 Laval, QC – Place Bell
06/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/04 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
06/06 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/07 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Key Bank Pavilion
06/10 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Veteran’s United
06/14 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/15 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
06/17 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
06/19 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
06/20 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater

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Amorphis Reveal New Album’s Title, Cover & Release Date

AMORPHIS have finally finished recording their upcoming new studio album, entitled ‘Queen Of Time’. The record is scheduled for a May 18th release, via Nuclear Blast. In comparison to its predecessor, ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015), the album will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish.

Today, the band unveils some more details on the production, the album title, the album cover (see above) and on working with their new/old bassist Olli-Pekka Laine.

The album was once again produced by the famous Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, and many others), who is well-known for challenging, and motivating, the artists during the recording process. He isn’t afraid to push them to their limits!

Esa comments:

“I guess ‘Queen Of Time’ turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production we didn’t have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It’s a very natural continuation to ‘Under The Red Cloud’ but with steroids. The songs are more aggressive but there’s more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is AMORPHIS as something you’ve never heard before! Essentially, working with Jens worked really well. As a person he is very similar to us – we share the same kind of weird humor and we all like to work hard.”

The cover artwork, which was created once again by French artist Jean ”Valnoir” Simoulin from Metastazis, captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music. With Pekka Kainulainen’s (lyricist) words, the lyrical theme is universal: “Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began.”

‘Queen Of Time’ will be also the first album with their old/new bass player Olli-Pekka ‘Oppu’ Laine following the departure of Niclas Etelävuori in 2017. Oppu was one of the founding members in 1990 and recorded the first seven records with AMORPHIS (‘The Karelian Isthmus’ LP, 1992; ‘Privilege Of Evil’ EP, 1993; ‘Tales From The Thousand Lakes’ LP, 1994; ‘Black Winter Day’ EP, 1995; ‘Elegy’ LP, 1996; ‘My Kantele’ EP, 1997 and the ‘Tuonela’ LP, 1999) before he parted ways with the band in spring 2000.

“To be honest, ‘Oppu’ was the only guy we could imagine being in AMORPHIS. It was funny – when we started to play our first shows together again last summer it all felt so familiar. He was involved with arranging songs and he also even brought some new songs to the table… really good ones, too!” says Esa. And Oppu adds: “Even though the last year with AMORPHIS has been exciting, nostalgic and fun, it’s also been truly comfortable to be with the guys again. As a clichéd expression, it’s been like returning home from a lengthy odyssey. After eighteen years, it feels like we are picking up where we left off from the good ol’ days! I’m really looking forward for the upcoming tour. The new album itself is a really strong package, the only hard thing will be picking which songs to play live! It’s safe to say we are set to pull off some killer shows over the next few years. After that, I’m predicting a long and fruitful career for the band in its current form…”

The band will soon kick off pre-orders for ‘Queen Of Time’ and release their first single, so stay tuned!


AMORPHIS festival shows 2018:
12.05. Kopervik – Karmoygeddon Metal Festival (NO)
08.06. Hyvinkää – Rockfest (FI)
09.06. Tampere – South Park Festival (FI)
13.06. Tokyo – Shibuya Club Quattro (JP)
14.06. Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro (JP)
21. – 23.06. St. Goarshausen – RockFels (DE)
24.06. Clisson – Hellfest (FR)
05. – 07.07. Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air (DE)
06.07. Lohja – Rantajamit (FI)
12. – 14.07. Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! (DE)
12. – 15.07. Vizovice – Masters of Rock (CZ)
14.07. Joensuu – Ilosaarirock (FI)
20.07. Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival (FI)
27.07. Kuopio – RockCock (FI)
28.07. Oulu – Qstock (FI)
02. – 04.08. Wacken – Wacken Open Air (DE)
08. – 11.08. Villena – Leyendas del Rock (ES)
10.08. Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival (BE)

More live dates:

w/ DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM
07.09. New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (US)
08.09. Montréal, QC – Café Campus (CA)
09.09. Québec City, QC – Impérial de Québec (CA)
10.09. Toronto, ON – The Opera House (CA)
11.09. Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center (US)
12.09. Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre (US)
13.09. Joliet, IL – The Forge (US)
14.09. Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze (US)
15.09. Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre (CA)
17.09. Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room (CA)
18.09. CDN Calgary, AB – Dickens (CA)
19.09. Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (CA)
20.09. Seattle, WA – El Corazon (US)
22.09. Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (US)
23.09. Anaheim, CA – City National Grove (US)
24.09. West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go (US)
25.09. San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (US)
26.09. Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (US)
27.09. Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (US)
28.09. Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s (US)
29.09. Denver, CO – Herman‘s Hideaway (US)
01.10. Dallas, TX – Trees (US)
02.10. San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box (US)
03.10. Houston, TX – Scout Bar (US)
05.10. Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (US)
06.10. Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater (US)
07.10. Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (US)
09.10. Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards (US)
10.10. Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (US)
11.10. Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (US)
12.10. Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre (US)
14.10. Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (US)

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Breaking Benjamin Debut New Song “Feed The Wolf” & Detail New Release “Ember”

Breaking Benjamin debut a second track from their new effort, “Ember“. Below you can find a stream of “Feed The Wolf” from the album. April 13th has been scheduled as the release date for “Ember” through Hollywood Records.

That release will run as follows:

01 – “Lyra”
02 – “Feed The Wolf”
03 – “Red Cold River”
04 – “Tourniquet”
05 – “Psycho”
06 – “The Dark Of You”
07 – “Down”
08 – “Torn In Two”
09 – “Blood”
10 – “Save Yourself”
11 – “Close Your Eyes”
12 – “Vega”

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