My Dying Bride Vocalist Explains Public Inactivity, Band Working On New Material

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has checked in with fans explaining why the band hasn’t been performing since cancelling a string of shows last year. Sadly, the singer has been dealing with an awful personal issue, but has positive updates not just for himself and his family, but also has confirmed that My Dying Bride are working on material for a new album. His message reads as follows:

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

“In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.

“The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.

“After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.

“We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.

“The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

“Cheers
Aaron”

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My Dying Bride Vocalist Explains Public Inactivity, Band Working On New Material

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has checked in with fans explaining why the band hasn’t been performing since cancelling a string of shows last year. Sadly, the singer has been dealing with an awful personal issue, but has positive updates not just for himself and his family, but also has confirmed that My Dying Bride are working on material for a new album. His message reads as follows:

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

“In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.

“The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.

“After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.

“We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.

“The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

“Cheers
Aaron”

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Ghost Bath European Headlining Tour Announced

In autumn, atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH will return to Europe for an extensive headlining tour in support of their latest full-length release »Starmourner«. Supported by Danish blackgazers MØL, GHOST BATH will kick off their “Luminescence · Europa · MMXVIII” tour in Belgium, visit multiple cities in the UK and Germany before concluding in Wiesbaden. Let the band haunt you on one of these November dates below:

GHOST BATH
w/ MØL
01.11. B Brugge – Villa Bota
02.11. UK Birmingham – The Flapper
03.11. UK Leeds – Damnation Festival
04.11. UK Bournemouth – The Anvil
05.11. UK Manchester – Satans Hallow
06.11. UK Glasgow – Audio
07.11. UK London – Boston Music Room
08.11. NL Arnhem – Willemeen
09.11. D Cologne – MTC
10.11. D Hamburg – Hafenklang
13.11. D Hannover – Mephisto
14.11. D Berlin – Cassiopeia
15.11. D Jena – Rosenkeller
16.11. D Leipzig – Naumanns
17.11. AT Vienna – Escape
18.11. AT Graz – Explosiv
19.11. D Munich – Backstage
20.11. D Trier – Exhaus
21.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

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The Black Queen Fall European/UK Tour Announced

The Black Queen announce the dates for a fall European/UK headlining tour with Tennis System and Kanga as support acts. That run will see the band, who are fronted by ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, out supporting their upcoming new effort “Infinite Games“. A September 28th release date has been planned for that release via the group’s own label Federal Prisoner.

10/05 Bristol, UK – Thekla
10/07 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/08 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
10/09 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10/10 Nottingham, UK – Contemporary
10/11 London, UK – Bush Hall
10/12 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/15 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
10/16 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
10/18 Cologne, GER – Blue Shell
10/19 Paris, FRA – Le Supersonic
10/20 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
10/22 Vienna, AUT – Backstage
10/23 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/24 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/25 Prague, CZE – Chapeau Rouge
10/26 Warsaw, POL – Hybrydy
10/27 Berlin, GER – Gretchen
10/28 Hamburg, GER – Nochtspeicher
10/30 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
10/31 Oslo, NOR – Parkteateret
11/01 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen
11/03 St. Petersburg, RUS – Mod Club
11/04 Moscow, RUS – 16 Tons

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The Black Queen Fall European/UK Tour Announced

The Black Queen announce the dates for a fall European/UK headlining tour with Tennis System and Kanga as support acts. That run will see the band, who are fronted by ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, out supporting their upcoming new effort “Infinite Games“. A September 28th release date has been planned for that release via the group’s own label Federal Prisoner.

10/05 Bristol, UK – Thekla
10/07 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10/08 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
10/09 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10/10 Nottingham, UK – Contemporary
10/11 London, UK – Bush Hall
10/12 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/15 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
10/16 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
10/18 Cologne, GER – Blue Shell
10/19 Paris, FRA – Le Supersonic
10/20 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
10/22 Vienna, AUT – Backstage
10/23 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/24 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/25 Prague, CZE – Chapeau Rouge
10/26 Warsaw, POL – Hybrydy
10/27 Berlin, GER – Gretchen
10/28 Hamburg, GER – Nochtspeicher
10/30 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
10/31 Oslo, NOR – Parkteateret
11/01 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen
11/03 St. Petersburg, RUS – Mod Club
11/04 Moscow, RUS – 16 Tons

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Broken Hope 30th Anniversary European/UK Tour Announced

Broken Hope announce plans for a summer European/UK tour that will find them celebrating their 30th anniversary as a group.

Comments Jeremy Wagner :

“I never dreamed when I was a teenager in high school that I’d still be playing with this band I helped form 30 years later. I honor Joe Ptacek and Ryan Stanek who also started Broken Hope with me and are no longer here… I honor them every time I hit those stages and I continue celebrate the spirit of BH and death metal with my brothers Damian, Mike, Matt, and Diego.

We’re excited to play Brutal Assault again and also play Hellfire Fest, Kaltenbach Open Air and Death Feast Open Air, and all points in between on the European Carrion Tour!”

08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/12 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
08/13 Berlin, GER – Hellfire Fest
08/15 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/16 London, UK – New Cross Inn
08/18 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
08/24 Spital Am Semmering, AUT – Kaltenbach Open Air
08/25 Andernach, GER – Death Feast

Further dates are pending.

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Ihsahn, Ne Obliviscaris & Astrosaur European/UK Tour Announced

Ihsahn announces the initial dates for his forthcoming European tour with Ne Obliviscaris and Astrosaur. The run marks Ihsahn‘s first European headlining tour and will be in support of his latest effort, “Àmr“. Below’s where the trek will stop:

10/29 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
10/30 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
10/31 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/01 Cologne, GER – Luxor
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnation
11/04 Eindhoven, NET – The Progressive Alliance
11/05 Paris, FRA – La Machine
11/06 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/07 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
11/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/10 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
11/11 Budapest, HUN – A38

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Voivod To Release New Album “The Wake” This September

Voivod‘s fourteenth studio effort “The Wake” is scheduled for a late September release via Century Media. Comments drummer Michel “Away” Langevin:

“We are thrilled to let you know that our new album, ‘The Wake‘, is completed! The music is like a futuristic prog thrash metal trek with many twists and turns, and the story involves the usual Voivodian topics: disasters, chaos, conflicts, strange plots and alternate consciousness. We are excited with the result and can’t wait to get the material out to you this fall!

Also, try to catch us when we tour Europe in September and October. It will be a great opportunity for the band to test some songs from our upcoming album.”

Voivod will be on tour this year with the below dates booked:

06/29 Jonquiere, QC – Jonquiere en Musique Festival
07/29 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal Festival
08/08 Levis, QC – Festivent
08/18 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

With Maggot Heart:

09/07 Prague, CZE – Futurum
09/08 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/09 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
09/10 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
09/11 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
09/13 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Flying Circus Pub
09/14 Belgrade, SER – Elektropionir
09/15 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/16 Vienna, AUT – Szene

With Nightrage:

09/18 Bologna, ITA – Locomotiv
09/19 Rome, ITA – Largo
09/20 Milan, ITA – Santeria
09/21 Winterthur, SWI – Gaswerk
09/22 Seyssinet Pariset, FRA – Ilyade
09/24 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
09/25 Madrid, SPA – Nazca
09/26 Porto, POR – Hard Club

With Bio-Cancer:

09/28 Marseille, FRA – Jas’ Rod
09/29 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
09/30 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
10/02 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
10/03 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
10/04 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
10/05 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10/06 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/07 London, UK – Underworld
10/09 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
10/10 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/11 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/12 Cologne, GER – Luxor
10/13 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/15 Stockholm, SWE – Klubb Nalen
10/17 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
10/18 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
10/20 Oslo, NOR – John Dee

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Deafheaven & Inter Arma European/UK Fall Tour Announced

Deafheaven‘s will see head overseas this fall for a European/UK tour supporting their new album “Ordinary Corrupt Human love” (out July 13th) . Inter Arma will join them. Check all the dates below:

09/13 Warsaw, POL – Hybrydy
09/14 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/15 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
09/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
09/18 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
09/19 Stockholm, SWE – Kraken
09/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
09/22 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso
09/23 Esch Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/25 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
09/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
09/27 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
09/28 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
09/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/01 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
10/02 Glasgow, UK – Art School
10/03 Leeds, UK – Stylus
10/05 London, UK – ULU
10/06 Nijmegen, NET – Soulcrusher Festival
10/07 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
10/09 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/10 Winterthur, SWI – Salzhaus
10/11 Milan, ITA – Legend
10/12 Bologna, ITA – TPO
10/13 Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
10/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena

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Beartooth European/UK Summer Tour Announced

Beartooth will be out touring Europe and the UK this summer. See below for where the trek will hit.

08/14 Feldkirch, AUT – Poolbar Festival
08/16 St. Polten, AUT – Frequency Festival
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Festival
08/18 Hamburg, GER – Elb-Riot Festival
08/20 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
08/21 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
08/22 Tilburg, NET – 013
08/24 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/25 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/26 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

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