Bloodstock Announces Final 2017 Band Additions

With three weeks to go til the metal hoards descend on Catton Park for a weekend of heavy merriment, the Bloodstock organizers are pleased to reveal the final bands for this year’s edition, issuing the following statement:

“Joining the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday will be hotly tipped five-piece Venom Prison. The Welsh death metallers romped home with the Best New Band gong at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards last month.

“Regrettably, we’ve two switches as Mantar had to withdraw from their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, but the very capable Red Rum will fill their boots. Hailing from the Saxon county of Notts, don’t miss this folk-metal collection of cut-throat pirates, epic Vikings, and bloodthirsty warriors!

“Also due to circumstances beyond our control, Scarab will no longer be able to appear, so UK thrash heroes Xentrix will make a welcome return debuting their new singer (who they met at Bloodstock last year) and step into their Saturday evening Sophie Stage spot.

“Bloodstock can also now announce the final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition. Performing on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage Friday will be Hitchin victors Raze The Void with their brand of prog meets melo-death, Oxford metal champions K-Lacura, and tech riffers Embodiment who won in Bristol. Saturday welcomes Yorkshire metalheads Hoofknuckle, who took first prize in Selby, and Lincs tog dogs Hundred Year Old Man.

“Rounding things out on Sunday are Northants hard rockers Switchblade City, London tech progsters Sentience Birmingham alternative prog victors Netherhall, and electro rockers Seething Akira, who grabbed the top spot in Bournemouth. Also joining the fun on Sunday are Hobgoblin upload winners, Battalions, bringing the sludge and grind from their hometown of Hull.

“Bloodstock has also managed to squeeze one more band on to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday. If you like old school thrash, be sure to head over to catch Kettering headbangers Unitra.”

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Klogr Announces European Tour Dates With The Rasmus

Alternative metal band Klogr is ready to hit the road again. The group, in collaboration with K2Music Management, has been confirmed as special guest for European shows with The Rasmus this coming fall.

Klogr’s Rusty comments: “We are so excited to be back on tour in November, especially with such a great band like The Rasmus. After 2 years spent in the studio for the new album, we really missed the stage and our fans. We can’t wait to play the news songs, we hope you will enjoy them. See you on the road!.”

New album “Keystone” is scheduled to be released on October 6th, 2017 via Zeta Factory. Fans can catch Klogr live on these dates:

10.11 Hamburg, Markthalle
11.11 Berlin, Columbia Theater – Sold Out
12.11 Warsaw, Stodola
14.11 Krakow, Kwadrat
15.11 Prague, Roxy
16.11 Vienna, Simm Club
18.11 Paris, Le Trabendo
19.11 London, La Scala – Sold Out
20.11 Koln, Kantine
21.11 Amsterdam, Melkweg

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Make Them Suffer Debuts New Song “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)” From Upcoming New Album “Worlds Apart”

Make Them Suffer debuts a new song titled “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)”, taken from the upcoming new album “Worlds Apart”, which will arrive in stores July 28th release on Rise Records.

Check out now “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)” below.

Besides touring North America this summer, the band will now also be touring Europe and the UK this fall with Novelists and Cursed Earth. Check out all dates below:

Make Them Suffer, Enterprise Earth and Spite North American summer tour:

07/26 New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
07/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/29 Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
07/31 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at Crofoot
08/02 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
08/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
08/04 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
08/06 Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Events Centre
08/07 Edmonton, AB – The Neddle Vinyl Tavern
08/08 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
08/10 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
08/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
08/15 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
08/24 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
08/25 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
08/26 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
08/29 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar
08/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/31 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
09/01 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
09/02 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Make Them Suffer, Novelists and Cursed Earth Europe/UK Tour:

10/20 Frankfurt, GER – 11er
10/21 Hilversum, NET – De Vorstin
10/22 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/23 London, UK – Boston Music Rooms
10/24 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/26 Glasgow, UK – The Garage Attic
10/27 Leeds, UK – Key Club
10/28 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s
10/29 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/30 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/01 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/02 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
11/04 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
11/05 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
11/06 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
11/07 Prague, CZE – 007
11/08 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
11/09 Aalborg, DEN – Metal Festival
11/10 Oslo, NET – Revolver
11/12 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
11/13 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
11/14 Hannover, GER – Memphisto
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
11/16 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

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The Countdown Continues! EUROPE Releases 60 sec Clip for new Boxset

Watch Here   The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live At The Roundhouse  Out July 21, 2017 | Pre-Order Here With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The […]

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The Countdown Continues! EUROPE Releases 60 sec Clip for new Boxset

Watch Here   The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live At The Roundhouse  Out July 21, 2017 | Pre-Order Here With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The […]

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Belphegor Reveals “Totenritual” Album Cover

On September 15th, European diabolical death/black metal group Belphegor will unleash new full-length inferno “Totenritual.” Today, the band unveils the cover design for that upcoming album.

The artwork was created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who also painted the cover artwork for “Pestokalypse V”’ in 2006 and “Conjuring The Dead” in 2014.

Belphegor is also pleased to announce a return to U.K. and Irish shores. Support bands on this run will include Destroyer666, Enthroned, Nervochaos, and Nordjevel. The dates are a part of a wider European hellride which will kick off September 28th in Copenhagen, Denmark.

28.09.2017 – DEN – Copenhagen, Pumpuheset
04.10.2017 – GER – Weinheim, Café Central
05.10.2017 – GER – Oberhausen, Helvete
06.10.2017 – BEL – Bruges, Het Entrepot
07.10.2017 – BEL – Marbehan, Salle du Bois Isles
08.10.2017 – London, The Dome
10.10.2017 – Glasgow, Audio
12.10.2017 – Belfast, Limelight 2
13.10.2017 – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
17.10.2017 – FR – Marseille, Jas’ Rod
18.10.2017 – CH – Lucurne, Schuur
20.10.2017 – AUT – Graz, Xplosiv

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Widowmaker Releases Debut Self-Titled EP

SharpTone Records recently announced the signing of Huntsville, Alabama’s own Widowmaker and today the band releases a self-titled, debut EP. You can purchase the album digitally at iTunes here or listen via the Spotify player below.

To kick everything off, the band is currently on the road in the US with Born Of Osiris, Volumes and Betraying The Martyrs. Dates are available after the stream.

7th Jul – Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
8th Jul – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10th Jul – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11th Jul – Orlando, FL @ The Social
12th Jul – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
13th Jul – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
14th Jul – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
16th Jul – Easton, PA @ One Center Square
17th Jul – Freehold, NJ @ Gamechangerworld
18th Jul – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
19th Jul – Albany, NY @ Upstate Music Hall
20th Jul – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
21st Jul – London, ON @ London Music Hall
22nd Jul – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
23rd Jul – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

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In Flames Announces Tour With Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men

Despite the fact that Ivan Moody apparently quit the band mid-set, somehow Five Finger Death Punch is still announcing an upcoming tour with In Flames and Of Mice And Men.

Update: Five Finger Death Punch is finishing off the band’s current tour with Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext filling in for Ivan Moody. It’s not confirmed yet whether he will appear on the upcoming In Flames tour.

General tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 16th at this location.

In Flames singer Anders Fridén offers: “We’ve been lucky to play for so many Jesterheads around the world this year and can’t think of a better way to end 2017 than touring Europe with Five Finger Death Punch. We’ll see you soon Jesterheads and Knuckleheads. It’s going to be a tour to remember.”

5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory states: “We are currently playing all the European festivals and are having an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can’t wait to come back this autumn and especially with In Flames which is one of my favourite bands. This will be something special to see…”

16th Nov – (Sweden), Gothenburg, Scandinavium
17th Nov – (Sweden), Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
21st Nov – (Germany), Hamburg, Sportshalle
22nd Nov – (Germany), Berlin, Velodrome
24th Nov – (Germany), Oberhausen, KP Arena
26th Nov – (Czech Republic), Prague, Forum Karlin*
28th Nov – (Switzerland), Zurich, Hallenstadion*
29th N Nov – (Germany), Munich, Olympiahalle
30th Nov – (Italy), Padova, Geox Theatre*
2nd Dec – (Germany), Stuttgart, HMH Schleyerhalle
4th Dec – (France) Paris, Olympia*
5th Dec – (Luxembourg) Luxembourg, Rockhal*
6th Dec – (Germany) Frankfurt, Festhalle
8th Dec – (Austria) Vienna, Stadthalle*
14th Dec – (Belgium) Antwerp, Lotto*
15th Dec – (Netherlands) Amsterdam, AFAS Live*
17th Dec – (UK) Birmingham, BCA*
18th Dec – (UK) Glasgow, Hydro*
20th Dec – (UK) Leeds, Leeds Arena*
21st Dec – (UK) London, Wembley Arena*
*with Of Mice & Men

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Obituary Announces North American Tour With Exodus, Power Trip, Dust Bolt

The Florida death metal godfathers from Obituary will collide with Bay Area thrash metal kings Exodus for another epic “Battle of the Bays” this fall. The two American legends went to war in Europe last year and are now bringing the Battle to America this time with support from Power Trip and Dust Bolt.

The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14th in Durham, NC and ends on October 15th in Baton Rouge, LA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16 and a complete listing of dates is available below.

Additionally, Obituary will perform at the prestigious Hellfest Open Air 2017 on June 18th in France and return to Europe for a headline tour on July 8th, including multiple festival appearances at Resurrection Festival, Rock Maraton 2017, VOA Heavy Rock Fest and more.

— European Summer Festival/Tour —

Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 08 Viveiro, ES Resurrection Festival
Jul 10 Poznan, PL Klub U Bazyla +
Jul 11 Bratislava, SK Randal Club +
Jul 12 Ceske Budejovice, CZ Cafe Klub Slavie +
Jul 14 Vienna, AT Szene Vienna
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 06 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 08 Gijon, ES Sala Acapulco
Aug 09 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
Aug 11 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 14 Tilburg, NL 013 *
Aug 15 Dortmund, DE FZW Freizeitzentrum West *
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017
Aug 19 Saint-Nolff, FR Motocultor Festival

+ W/ Absu
* W/ Trivium

— All Dates Sep 14 to Oct 15 w/ Exodus, Power Trip and Dust Bolt —

Sep 14 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Sep 15 Virginia Beach, VA Shakas Live
Sep 16 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Sep 17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sep 19 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 20 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Downstairs)
Sep 21 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Sep 22 Quebec City, QC Imperial Ball
Sep 23 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
Sep 24 London, ON London Music Hall
Sep 26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Sep 27 Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon
Sep 28 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Center
Sep 29 Joliet, IL The Forge
Sep 30 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
Oct 01 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
Oct 03 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Oct 04 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
Oct 06 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades*
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom*
Oct 08 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
Oct 10 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Oct 11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Oct 12 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Oct 14 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger *
Oct 15 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater +

^ Obituary, Exodus, Dust Bolt ONLY
* Obituary, Power Trip, Dust Bolt ONLY
+ Obituary, Dust Bolt ONLY

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Bullet For My Valentine Posts “Don’t Need You” Live Video

Bullet For My Valentine just released an official live video clip for “Don’t Need You,” evidencing the pure fire (literally and figuratively) of two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy in London last December.

The video features footage found on the forthcoming DVD “Bullet For My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two.” Pre-orders are now online at this location.

The shows in question saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning set lists, in addition to select performances from classic 2005 debut album, “The Poison.”

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