Betraying The Martyrs Announces European Tour Dates With Asking Alexandria

Betraying the Martyrs has announced the band will be heading out for a European tour alongside Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White this coming January and February, 2013. The currently announced tour dates are:

14th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 – IRELAND
15th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 – IRELAND
16th Jan- Belfast, Mandela Hall – IRELAND
17th Jan- Glasgow, Barrowlands – SCOTLAND
19th Jan- London, 02 Brixton Academy – ENGLAND
21st Jan- Brussels, AB – BELGIUM
22nd Jan- Amsterdam, Melkweg – HOLLAND
23rd Jan- Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36 – GERMANY
25th Jan- Copenhagen, Amagier Bio – DENMARK
26th Jan- Stockholm, Tyrol – SWEDEN
27th Jan- Gothenburg, Brewhouse – SWEDEN
29th Jan- Berlin, Postbahnhof – GERMANY
30th Jan- Prague, Roxy – CZECH REPUBLIC
31st Jan- Vienna, Arena – AUSTRIA
1st Feb- Munich, Theaterfabrik – GERMANY
3rd Feb- Milan, Alcatraz – ITALY
4th Feb- Zurich, Volkhaus – SWITZERLAND
5th Feb- Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – GERMANY
7th Feb- Cologne, Live Music Hall – GERMANY
8th Feb- Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik – LUXEMBOURG
10th Feb- Birmingham, Academy 1 – ENGLAND
11th Feb- Manchester, Academy 1 – ENGLAND

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Wisdom Posts "Judas" Album Trailer, Track By Track Breakdown

On August 24th the new Wisdom album “Judas,” originally released back in 2011, will now see an official release via NoiseArt Records as a limited digi pack version including an exclusive bonus track coming off the EP “At The Gates.” The band has now also released an official album trailer for “Judas,” which can be seen below.

In addition, Wisdom has posted a track-by-track commentary with explanations of each song, which can be found after the jump.

Fallin’ Away From Grace: “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” /JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU/ This song had many forms and we managed to finalize it only after months. This is about the man that can do anything although his life is in the hands of bigger forces that he cannot control. Moreover, there are some aberrant who kill and destroy in the name of naive ideologies.

Somewhere Alone: “Look around you, remember that you are mortal.” /TERTULLIANUS/ These kinds of marching songs are the best for gigs. Feels great to play and make the audience move. It is about a story of a man whose coming has been predicted a long time ago and who is the sole survivor of a battle. Surrounded by bodies he starts to think about the point of the killings and sufferings. He wishes to have died with the others but there is another fate written in his book of life – he is the chosen one.

Age Of Lies: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” /GANDHI/
After the album release of the Words of Wisdom, the first song written was Age Of Lies. At the time, we were thinking of a drastic tune-down for the next album and this song was made in H tuning. Later we decided to tune down to D only but we could not move the vocal melodies higher so currently it is a bit harder to play. Originally, the song was about the witch-hunts but later it changed completely. Nothing changed in the last thousand years, as somebody always wants to have power over others. These rulers cannot be stopped and there is no stopping them.

Live Forevermore “The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind.” /MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO/ This is a sweeping song with neoclassical influences. We added a little Hungarian history into the lyrics. After our conquest – one thousand years ago – and many hardships since then, our nation still exists and we are ready to do anything for it to exist forevermore. This song gave way to the first video shooting for the album.

Wander The World “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” /ANATOLE FRANCE/ It is an easy built-up triplet song, about the sense of wandering without any aims, rules, or liabilities. There is a feeling of freedom and happiness on this track.

Heaven And Hell “Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.” /THOMAS A KEMPIS/ This is one of our favourite tracks and the second video clip of the album. It is probably the most emotional song from Judas both in music and in lyrics. It is about a man who feels that he is in the deepest hell sometimes but in heaven at other times. As time goes by, he cannot bear this and he would like to make a change in his life now and forever.

Silent Hill “Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.” /LORD BYRON/ It is a lighter track with a terrifying narrative. This is the only track on the album where the message of the lyrics is not really contributing to the sense of the music. Separately both are good but not together. However, we like this song about the bloodcurdling legend of this small town.

At The Gates “All hope abandon, ye who enter here!” /DANTE ALIGHIERI/ This was the title song of our EP in 2007. Then it was produced for the promotion of our next album, which we planned to release in 2008. Unfortunately, it released much later but we put this track on the album because we love it pretty much. It is about the story of our cabbala figure, Wiseman. Actually, this is the story of Judas – the traitor – when he was tempted by the devil to betray Wiseman.

The Prodigal Son “A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than yesterday.” /JONATHAN SWIFT/ This is an easy middle tempo song; about the well-known biblical story of the prodigal son who had arrived home and received forgiveness after he had repented. This story has many cover versions almost in every genre and here we tried to do it according to our imaginations.

Judas “Sin goes in a disguise, and thence is welcome; like Judas, it kisses and kills; like Joab, it salutes and slays” /GEORGE SWINNOCK/ This is the title track of the album about the story of Wiseman. This is at the point when the traitor tries to kill him, as it is depicted on the cover art. There is a lot of music styles met in this song from thrash riffs and power themes to folk melodies and lyrical vocals. Nevertheless, one of its strengths is that it could keep its uniform feeling from the beginning to the end. And above all the voice of Judas is Mats Levén, who gives many emotional nuances to the song.

All alone “All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone” /BRUYÉRE/ This is the bonus track on the album with lyrical elements emphasized. It was made when we had a huge downturn with the band in 2007. The song has two concepts. The first concept is about a man who needs to be alone for some time but the second concept deals with the man, Wisdom. With this song, we asked the audience to have a little rest and to be patient until we get our ducks in a row.

Wisdom is confirmed to play an upcoming European tour with Sabaton and Eluveitie from September through November:

07.09.2012 DE Hannover, Capitol
09.09.2012 NL Tilburg, O13
10.09.2012 DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
12.09.2012 LU Luxembourg, Rockhal
13.09.2012 DE Saarbrücken, Garage
14.09.2012 DE Berlin, Kesselhaus *without Wisdom*
15.09.2012 DE Gießen, Hessenhalle
17.09.2012 CH Vevey, Rocking Chair
18.09.2012 CH Pratteln, Z7
19.09.2012 IT Milano, Alcatraz
21.09.2012 DE Geiselwind, Music Hall
22.09.2012 DE Munich, Backstage
23.09.2012 DE Lindau, Club Vaudeville
26.09.2012 AT Wien, Arena
27.09.2012 AT Wörgl, Komma
28.09.2012 DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
29.09.2012 BE Torhout, De Mast
30.09.2012 FR Paris, Alhambra
02.10.2012 FR Lyon, CCO
03.10.2012 ES Barcelona, Razmatazz
04.10.2012 ES Pamplona, Totem/Barakaldo
05.10.2012 ES Madrid, Arena
06.10.2012 PO Porto, Hard Club
09.10.2012 FR Rennes, Lètage
10.10.2012 FR Strasbourg, Laiterie
12.10.2012 DE Stuttgart, LKA
13.10.2012 DE Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
14.10.2012-NL Amsterdam, Melkweg
15.10.2012 BE Brussels, AB Club
16.10.2012 DE Köln, Essigfabrik
01.11.2012 UK Norwich, Waterfront
02.11.2012 UK Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
03.11.2012 UK Manchester, Ritz
04.11.2012 SC Glasgow, Garage
06.11.2012 IR Dublin, Button Factory
07.11.2012 IR Belfast, The Limelight
09.11.2012 UK London, HMV Forum
10.11.2012-UK Cardiff, Great Hall 2
11.11.2012 UK Sheffield, Corporation
13.11.2012 DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

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Rob Zombie Announces "Twins Of Evil" Tour With Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour.

Kicking off September 28th when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n’roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31st. For tickets on sale and purchasing info, log onto Marilynmanson.com or Robzombie.com.

“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”

“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town.”

J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows:

(U.S. Leg)
9/28 Desert Uprising Festival, Ashley Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
9/29 48 Hours Festival, Las Vegas, NV
10/1 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
10/2 1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
10/4 Topeka Expo Center, Topeka, KS
10/8 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
10/9 Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
10/11 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
10/12 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
10/13 US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
10/15 Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
10/16 The Armory, Rochester, NY
10/19 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
10/20 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
10/21 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
10/23 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
10/25 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
10/30 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
10/31 Dallas, TX

(EUROPEAN LEG)
11/26 London, UK
11/27 Manchester, UK
11/28 Glasgow SECC, UK
11/29 Birmingham, UK

12/1 Luxembourg
12/2 Bochum, Germany
12/3 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12/5 Stockholm, Sweden
12/6 Copenhagen, Denmark
12/8 Vienna, Austria
12/9 Munich, Germany
12/10 Basel, Switzerland
12/12 Bologna, Italy

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Manowar Announces Only German Show Of 2012

Manowar will perform an exclusive show for 2012 in Germany’s prestigious Signal Iduna Park Stadium (aka Westfalenstadion) in Dortmund on July 9th, 2012. This will be the band’s only show in Germany in 2012.

The band will celebrate the release of a new studio album and also the 10th anniversary of “Warriors Of The World.”

“Germany is like a second home to us. After all, this is the country of Richard Wagner, the father of all heavy metal and the German fans are unique in their devotion for true metal! We can’t wait to be back!” said Joey DeMaio. “We are calling all our warriors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and from all over the world to join us and party louder than hell!”

Manowar has the following upcoming shows:

Sat, June 16, 2012 – Ost Fest – Bucharest, Romania
Thu, June 21, 2012 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Fri, July 6, 2012 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
Mon, July 9, 2012 – Dortmunder Music Week Festival – Dortmund, Germany

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Swallow The Sun Announces European Tour Dates With Paradise Lost

Swallow the Sun has issued the following announcement about heading out on the road with Paradise Lost:

“For years we have thought that us and Paradise Lost would be a perfect line-up for a tour, and now it’s coming to reality: we’re happy and proud to join them on their European tour as their direct support!

“It’s been a while since our last tour back in 2010, and we’re excited to be back – see you on the road! Join the event, share, share, share, people!!! Cheers!”

2.5. Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
3.5. Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
4.5. La Rodia, Besancon, France
5.5. Le Transbordeur, Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
6.5. Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
7.5. Stereolux, Nantes, France
9.5. Bataclan, Paris, France
10.5. Le 106, Rouen, France
11.5. Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
12.5. Matrix, Bochum, Germany
14.5. Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
15.5. Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
16.5. Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
17.5. KB, Malmö, Sweden
19.5. Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
20.5. Essibfabrik, Köln, Germany
21.5. Backstage, Munich, Germany
22.5. Arena, Vienna, Austria

In addition, Swallow the Sun will be playing couple of Metalfest shows:

31.5. Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining, Austria
1.6. Metalfest Open Air Germany West, Dessau, Germany
8.6. Metalfest Open Air Germany West, Loreley, Germany
10.6. Metalfest Switzerland, Pratteln, Switzerland

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Epica Announces Warm Up Gig For Netherlands

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica announced that the band will play a warm up or “try-out” gig prior to the commencement of the official “Requiem for the Indifferent” tour. The show will be on March 10, 2012 at Escape in Veenedaal, Netherlands. The show will the first to showcase the band’s new songs.

“Requiem for the Indifferent” is scheduled for release on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The official track listing for the release is:

1. Karma
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Storm the Sorrow
4. Delirium
5. Internal Warfare
6. Requiem for the Indifferent
7. Anima
8. Guilty Demeanor
9. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruct

Confirmed show dates for Epica are as follows:

12-01-2012 Metropool, Hengelo (The Netherlands)
13-01-2012 Limburgzaal, Heerlen (The Netherlands)
10-03-2012 Escape (Veenendaal, The Netherlands)
15-03-2012 Zeche (Bochum, Germany)
16-03-2012 013 (Tilburg, The Netherlands) (Record Release Party)
29-03-2012 Substage (Karlsruhe, Germany)
30-03-2012 Juzz Live Club (Andernach, Germany)
31-03-2012 Markthalle (Hamburg, Germany)
08-04-2012 Mons PPM Fest (Mons, Belgium)
13-04-2012 Transbordeur (Lyon, France)
14-04-2012 Les Docks (Lausanne, Switzerland)
16-04-2012 Orion (Rome, Italy)
17-04-2012 Alcatraz (Milano, Italy)
19-04-2012 Razzmatazz (Barcelona, Spain)
20-04-2012 La Riviera (Madrid, Spain)
21-04-2012 Incrivel Almadense (Lisbon, Portugal)
22-04-2012 Hard Club (Porto, Portugal)
24-04-2012 Bikini (Toulouse, France)
25-04-2012 Theatre Barbey (Bordeaux, France)
27-04-2012 Z7 (Pratteln, Switzerland)
28-04-2012 Neue Stadthalle Langen (Langen, Germany)
29-04-2012 Bataclan (Paris, France)
10-05-2012 Den Atelier (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)
11-05-2012 Backstage Werk (Munchen, Germany)
12-05-2012 Szene (Vienna, Austria)
13-05-2012 Club 202 (Budapest, Hungary)
15-05-2012 Megaclub (Katowice, Poland)
16-05-2012 Progresja (Warsaw, Poland)
18-05-2012 Masters of Rock Cafe (Zlin, Czech Republic)
19-05-2012 Kd Vltavska (Prague, Czech Republic)
20-05-2012 Colombia Club (Berlin, Germany)
16-08-2012 Summer Breeze Open Air (Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
18-08-2012 Rockstad (Falun, Sweden)

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Machine Head Posts "Unto The Locust" Behind The Scenes Studio Clip

Machine Head has posted a behind-the-scenes video from the recording of the new album “Unto The Locust,” which will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 27th, 2011 in the U.S. Check out the studio clip below.

Machine Head has the following upcoming tour dates:

with SEPULTURA
October 14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Citibank Hall
October 15 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Master Hall
October 16 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Casa de Gaucho
October 21 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatro Flores
October 23 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican

with BRING ME THE HORIZON / DEVILDRIVER / DARKEST HOUR:

November 1 – Oslo, NOR – Sentrum
November 3 – Stockholm, SWE – Arenan
November 5 – Tampere, FIN – Sorsapuisto-Sali
November 6 – Helsinki, FIN – Circus
November 8 – Copenhagen, DEN – KB Halle
November 9 – Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
November 10 – Dresden, GER – Alter Schlachthof
November 12 – Vienna, AUS – Gasometer
November 13 – Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
November 15 – Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
November 16 – Madrid, SPA – Riviera
November 17 – Lisbon, POR – Coliseum
November 18 – Oporto, POR – Coliseum
November 19 – Bilbao, SPA – Rockitar
November 21 – Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
November 23 – Paris, FRA – Zenith
November 24 – Neu-Isenburg, GER – Hugenottenhalle
November 25 – Munich, GER – Kesselhaus
November 26 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Arena
November 28 – Eindhoven, HOL – Klokgebown
November 29 – Brussels, BEL – Forest
November 30 – Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle

December 1 – Luxembourg – Rockhal
December 3 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
December 4 – Birmingham, UK – NIA
December 5 – Glasgow, UK – SECC
December 6 – Manchester, UK – Central

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Rammstein Reveals Dates For Upcoming European Headline Tour

German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe this coming November. The tour is reportedly in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from he group titled “Made In Germany 1995 – 2011” but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the European tour below.

11/06 Bratislava, SLO – Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
11/10 Budapest, HUN – Sportarena
11/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
11/14 Gdanks/Sopot, POL – Ergo Arena
11/17 Leipzig, GER – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/21 Friedrichshafen, GER – Rothaus Halle
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Berlin, GER – O2 World
11/28 Hamburg, GER – O2 World
11/29 Bremen, GER – Arena
12/01 Strasbourg, FRA – Zénith
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/04 Düsseldorf, GER – ISS Dome
12/08 Frankfurt, GER – a. M. Festhalle
12/10 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion

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Enter Shikari Reveals Dates For European Headline Tour

U.K. modern metal act Enter Shikari has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek is set to come from Your Demise and Letlive. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

09/13 Budapest, HUN – A38
09/14 Prague, CZE – Roxy
09/16 Hamburg, GER – Grunspan
09/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Vela Small Hall
09/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Brewhouse
09/19 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
09/20 Malmo, SWE – KB
09/22 Berlin, GER – Columbiaclub
09/24 Vienna, AUT – Flex
09/25 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/26 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
09/27 Luxembourg, Rockhal
09/28 Koln, GER – Gloria
09/30 Zurich, SWI – Abart
10/01 Paris, FRA – Glazart
10/02 Brussels, BEL – AB Box
10/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/05 Norwich, UK – UEA
10/06 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
10/07 Manchester, UK – Ritz
10/08 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
10/10 Dublin, IRE – Academy
10/11 Belfast, IRE – Mandela Hall
10/13 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
10/14 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/15 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/16 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
10/18 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/19 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10/20 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10/22 Portsmouth, UK – Pyramids
10/24 Cardiff, UK – Coal Exchange
10/25 Nottingham, UK – Rock City

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