Bury Tomorrow, 36 Crazyfists & Cane Hill UK Tour Announced

Bury Tomorrow announce a UK headlining tour that will see them supported by 36 Crazyfists and Cane Hill. That run will kick off in December with the below booked dates:

12/11 Bristol, UK – SWX
12/12 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
12/13 Glasgow, UK – Garage
12/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
12/15 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

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The Contortionist European/UK Summer Tour Announced

The Contortionist will head overseas this summer for the below European/UK run of shows:

06/23 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
06/24 Dessell, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/27 Paris, FRA – Backstage
06/28 Cologne, GER – MTC
06/29 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
06/30 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival
07/01 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/04 Berlin, GER – Musick and Frieden
07/06 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/07 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
07/08 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
07/09 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/10 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
07/11 London, UK – Underworld
07/13 Viveiro, ESP – Resurrection Fest

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Babymetal Guitarist Mikio Fujioka Passes Away Aged 36

Controversial Japanese kawaii metal outfit Babymetal has announced via Twitter that Mikio Fujioka, also known as Little God and Ko-Gami, has died at only 36 years of age. Babymetal’s message reads as follows:

“We hope that he is now with his GUITAR MASTER A.Holdsworth and enjoying an epic guitar session with him.

“We are the one, Together, We’re the only one, You are the one, Forever, #RIP #THEONE.”

Although unconfirmed as of yet, he reportedly fell from an observation deck on December 30th and passed away on January 5th as a result of his injuries. He was an accomplished musician, having graduated from the Musician’s Institute in Osaka and released several albums, as well as performing with the likes of MMM and Trick Box.

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Rockshots Records Announces North American Release of Prog Metal Guitarist Dustin Behm’s “The Beyond”

Released this past November in Europe, Rockshots Records announces the North American release of progressive metal guitarist Dustin Behm’s debut solo album “The Beyond” on January 19th, 2018.

Picking up the guitar at the age of 13 and attending the Guitar Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles where he studied with world renowned guitarists such as Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Greg Harrison and tapping master TJ Helmerich this offering from Behm features 13 shredding tracks.

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Testament, Annihilator & Vader UK/Ireland Tour Announced

Testament, Annihilator and Vader will be touring the UK and Ireland together in March/April 2018. Check out all dates below.

03/29 Bristol, UK – Motion
03/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/01 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
04/02 Glasgow, UK – QMU
04/04 London, UK – Koko

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Shining Playing U.K. Tour Dates With Kreator, Arch Enemy, And Marty Friedman

Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining has checked in with the following update about new tour dates:

“We’re super happy to play these shows with Kreator, Arch Enemy, and Marty Friedman in the UK in December!

“We’re even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage which will include both Shining and Marty material! 2014 has been one of Shining’s and most active years so far, and this is a grand way to top it!”

16.12.2014 – The Institute – Birmingham, UK
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

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Empress AD Releases “Invisible Condcutor” Music Video

The Roadrunner newcomers in Empress AD have just unveiled the eye-melting new video for “Invisible Conductor,” which can be seen below.

The band is also gearing up to unleash debut album, “Still Life Moving Fast,” on September 1st, 2014. Empress AD will be hitting the road in December supporting Turbowolf as part of the Download Freezes Over tour. Dates are as follows:

01 Dec – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
02 Dec – Deaf Institute, Manchester
04 Dec – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
05 Dec – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
06 Dec – 100 Club, London
08 Dec – Waterfront, Norwich
09 Dec – Dingwalls, London

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Nader Sadek Art Exhibit Opens In Philadelphia

Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, Nader Sadek is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which runs from February 6th until July 28th, 2013, will feature masks worn by Attila Cshiar during his performances with Sunn O))) and Mayhem. The masks where designed and fabricated by Nader Sadek in his NYC studio in 2007.

Mayhem then commissioned Sadek to make their stage set for their US shows in 2009, for which he sculpted a flesh and bone style version of the band’s original logo. The work is being exhibited among other works, including works by Genesis P-orridge of Throbbing Gristle among others. For details on the exhibit, which is under the header “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart,” visit this location.

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Halcyon Way Announces European Tour Dates With Delain

Georgia’s Halcyon Way will be touring Western Europe and the United Kingdom alongside Delain and Trillium in April/May 2012. The band is performing in support of the new release “IndoctriNation” (reviewed here). Currently announced dates are as follows:

27-04-2012 Lido Berlin
29-04-2012 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin
03-05-2012 Arena Wien
05-05-2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena Romagnano Sesia
08-05-2012 Gloria Koln
10-05-2012 Substage Karlsruhe
12-05-2012 HMV Institute Birmingham
15-05-2012 Academy 2 Manchester

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Cannibal Corpse And Triptykon To Tour The U.K. As Part Of Metal Hammer’s "Destroyers Of The Faith" Tour

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have been confirmed as the headliners for Metal Hammer’s, “Destroyers Of The Faith” tour, which will kick off in March. Also on the trek will be Triptykon, Enslaved, and Job For A Cowboy.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 7, 2012 – Bristol O2 Academy
March 8, 2012 – Glasgow O2 ABC
March 9, 2012 – Manchester Academy
March 10, 2012 – London HMV Forum
March 11, 2012 – Birmingham HMV Institute

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