Amorphis Posts “The Four Wise Ones” Music Video

Amorphis just premiered an official video for “The Four Wise Ones,” which can be seen below and comes off latest album “Under The Red Cloud” (reviewed here).

Esa Holopainen commented on the video and upcoming tour dates: “Splendid! The ‘Under The Red Cloud’ tour hits Europe. Good guess, Finnish savages Amorphis are playing glorious shows across beautiful Europe between March 4th – April 17th.

“Looking forward for these dates as we got such good feedback from the shows that we did supporting Nightwish. Check out our latest video from ‘The Four Wise Ones’ on Prog’s website. It’s filmed in Amsterdam during the tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy at the end of 2015.”

The artwork for “Under The Red Cloud” was recently covered in our look at the best metal cover art of 2015, and you can also see Amorphis live on these dates:

2016-03-04 Hannover (Capitol) DE
2016-03-05 Copenhagen (Amager Bi) DK
2016-03-06 Stockholm (Debaster Strand) SE
2016-03-08 Gothenburg (Sticky Fingers) SE
2016-03-09 Oslo (Vulkan Arena) NO
2016-03-10 Drammen (Union Scene) NO
2016-03-11 Bergen (USF) NO
2016-03-12 Haugesund (Byscenen) NO
2016-03-14 Aarhus (Voxhall) DK
2016-03-15 Hamburg (Gruenspan) DE
2016-03-17 Tilburg (O13) NL
2016-03-18 Bristol (Fleece) GB
2016-03-19 Manchester (Sound Control) GB
2016-03-20 Dublin (Button Factory) IE
2016-03-22 Wolverhampton (Slade Rooms) GB
2016-03-23 London (o2 Academy Islington) GB
2016-03-24 Glasgow (Cathouse) GB
2016-03-25 Nottingham (Rescue Rooms) GB
2016-03-26 Paris (Le Petit Bain) FR
2016-03-27 Esch Sur Alzette (Kulturfabrik) LU
2016-03-29 Florence (Viper Club) IT
2016-03-30 Rome (Orion) IT
2016-03-31 Nova Gorice (Mostnova) SI
2016-04-01 Novi Sad (The Quartier) RS
2016-04-02 Sofia (Mixtape 5 Club) BG
2016-04-03 Bucharest (Arenele Romane) RO
2016-04-05 Budapest (Barba Negra Club) HU
2016-04-06 Wroclaw (Alibi) PL
2016-04-07 Wien (Szene) AT
2016-04-08 München (Backstage) DE
2016-04-09 Geiselwind (Music Hall) DE
2016-04-10 Milan (Fabrique) IT
2016-04-12 Frankfurt (Batschkapp) DE
2016-04-13 Berlin (PBHF Club) DE
2016-04-14 Ludwigsburg (Rockfabrik) DE
2016-04-15 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-04-16 Antwerp (Trix) BE
2016-04-17 Bochum (Matrix) DE
2016-06-05 Pilsen (Metalfest Open Air) CZ
2016-06-10 Tampere (South Park Festival) FI
2016-06-24 Nummijarvi (Nummirock) FI
2016-07-07 Helsinki (Monsters Of Rock) FI
2016-07-14 Neukirchen (Dong Open Air) DE
2016-07-15 Gavle (Gefle Metal Festival) SE
2016-07-17 Joensuu (Ilosaarirock) FI
2016-07-22 Laukaa (John Smith Festival) FI
2016-08-12 Runni (RunniRock) FI

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Amorphis Announces New Headlining European Tour Dates

After the release of new record “Under The Red Cloud’ (reviewed here), Finnish melancholic metal masters Amorphis will embark on a headlining European tour.

Guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: “The ‘Under The Red Cloud’ world tour started right after the record release and it’s been a great tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy ever since. That said, I’m really stoked to hit the road for another leg of European dates starting in March. It will be the widest headlining tour in Europe for us to date and we’ll have great special guests along the way. It’s gonna be epic. So, see you on the road!”

2015-12-10 Bucharest (Romexpo) RO
2015-12-12 Budapest (Arena) HU
2015-12-13 Bratislava (Majestic Music Club) SK
2015-12-14 Leipzig (Arena) DE
2015-12-15 Berlin (Max Schmeling Halle) DE
2015-12-16 Luxembourg (Rockhal) LU
2015-12-17 Antwerp (Lotto Arena) BE
2015-12-19 London (Wembles SSE Arena) GB
2015-12-20 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2015-12-31 Helsinki (Virgin Oil Co.) FI
2016-01-25 Osaka (Umeda Club Quattro) JP
2016-01-27 Tokyo (Shibuya O-East) JP
2016-02-05 Moscow (Volta) RU
2016-02-06 Minsk (Re:Public) BY
2016-02-07 St. Petersburg (Club Zal) RU
2016-02-13 Joensuu (Lunta Ilosaaressa) FI
2016-03-04 Hannover (Capitol) DE
2016-03-05 Copenhagen (Amager Bi) DK
2016-03-06 Stockholm (Debaster Strand) SE
2016-03-08 Gothenburg (Sticky Fingers) SE
2016-03-09 Oslo (Vulkan Arena) NO
2016-03-10 Drammen (Union Scene) NO
2016-03-11 Bergen (USF) NO
2016-03-12 Haugesund (Byscenen) NO
2016-03-14 Aarhus (Voxhall) DK
2016-03-15 Hamburg (Gruenspan) DE
2016-03-17 Tilburg (O13) NL
2016-03-18 Bristol (Fleece) GB
2016-03-19 Manchester (Sound Control) GB
2016-03-20 Dublin (Button Factory) IE
2016-03-22 Wolverhampton (Slade Rooms) GB
2016-03-23 London (o2 Academy Islington) GB
2016-03-24 Glasgow (Cathouse) GB
2016-03-25 Nottingham (Rescue Rooms) GB
2016-03-26 Paris (Le Petit Bain) FR
2016-03-27 Esch Sur Alzette (Kulturfabrik) LU
2016-03-29 Florence (Viper Club) IT
2016-03-30 Rome (Orion) IT
2016-03-31 Nova Gorice (Mostnova) SI
2016-04-01 Nov Sad (The Quarter) RS
2016-04-02 Sofia (Mixtape 5 Club) BG
2016-04-03 Bucharest (Arenele Romane) RO
2016-04-06 Wroclaw (Alibi) PL
2016-04-07 Wien (Szene) AT
2016-04-08 München (Backstage) DE
2016-04-09 Geiselwind (Music Hall) DE
2016-04-10 Milan (Fabrique) IT
2016-04-12 Frankfurt (Batschkapp) DE
2016-04-13 Berlin (PBHF Club) DE
2016-04-14 Ludwigsburg (Rockfabrik) DE
2016-04-15 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-04-16 Antwerp (Trix) BE
2016-04-17 Bochum (Matrix) DE
2016-06-03 Pilsen (Metalfest Open Air) CZ
2016-07-14 Simandre Sur Suran (Ragnard Rock Festival) FR
2016-07-15 Gavle (Gefle Metal Festival) SE

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Announces European Tour Dates

The former Pantera frontman and his backing band Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals have announced a string of European shows this summer in support of debut album “Walk Through Exits Only.” Dates are as follows:

12 Jun 14 Interlaken (CH) Greenfield Festival
13 Jun 14 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock Festival
15 Jun 14 Donnington (UK) Download Festival
16 Jun 14 Bruxelles (BE) AB Club
17 Jun 14 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Oude Zaal
19 Jun 14 Loreley (DE) Metalfest Open Air
20 Jun 14 Paris (FR) Glazart
21 Jun 14 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
23 Jun 14 Hamburg (DE) Logo
24 Jun 14 Malmö (SE) KB Club
25 Jun 14 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Medis
27 Jun 14 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Festival
28 Jun 14 Raplamaa (EE) Hard Rock Laager
02 Jul 14 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
04 Jul 14 Roskilde (DK) Roskilde Festival

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Tuxedo Inks Deal With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Tuxedo:

“Happy Metal? Brutal Death Metal Polka? Power Reggae Metal? Original Austrian Alpencore! We’re happy to announce the signing of Tuxedo!

“The Austrian sextet was formed as an alternative/crossover trio back in 2005. They released their EP ‘Schizophrenia’ in 2009. Soon after and with the addition of a new drummer, they played more metal oriented music.

“Their second EP ‘Fight’ was released in 2010 and received good reviews. A second guitarist joined the band and they continued to develop their own musical style. Soon after, Austrian Alpencore was born!

“Since their formation in 2005, the band has played more than a hundred gigs in Austria, Germany, Croatia and Slovakia and supported bands like Unearth, Sepultura, Debauchery, Ektomorf and others! They also played at several festivals, such as the Metalfest Open Air Austria, Metal Invasion or Novarock.

“You won’t forget a gig of Tuxedo! Their percussion-driven metalcore with thrash elements is combined with their unique ‘Alpencore show,’ which includes the guys wearing traditional Austrian costumes. Yes, they also wear Lederhosen!”

Catch the band live:

11.05.2013 AT Pischelsdorf am Engelbach – Stocksch

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Vader Announces Upcoming Festival Appearances And Tour Dates

Polish death metal act Vader has checked in with the following statement about the band’s upcoming tour activity through the end of the year and beginning of 2013:

“Tomorrow Vader will start their overseas journey to South America. They will visit Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Argentina. We plan a second leg of the tour at the end of 2012.

“Due to their performance at the Metalfest Open Airs in May, Vader will not be seen on most of the major summer festivals. Nevertheless, we have confirmed Ragnarock Open Air (20.08), Queens of Metal (21.08) and Fist Full of Metal (01.09).

“At the end of August Vader will also set off for the long awaited tour in smaller Polish towns as a sequel of Blitzkrieg VI! It will be a mega treat for Vader fans, as Peter already announced that they will play all ‘Black To The Blind’ and ‘Sothis.’ The main part of this tour will take place at the end of 2012 and will cover over 14 dates with Polish supports.

“In November Vader will go to China for their first tournee in this country. We are working on their come-back to USA and Canada. There will also be a European tour at the beginning of 2013 with Vader as a headliner.”

For full details on upcoming Vader live appearances, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile.

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Huntress To Play All Metalfest Open Air Dates

Metal newcomers Huntress will play all 8 Metalfest Open Air dates of 2012. Don’t miss the band’s energetic and powerful live set on the following dates:

31.05.12 AT – Mining / Metalfest Austria
01.06.12 DE – Dessau / Metalfest Germany East
02.06.12 PL – Jaworzno / Metalfest Poland
04.06.12 CR – Zadar / Metalfest Croatia
06.06.12 IT – Monza / Metalfest Italy
08.06.12 DE – Loreley / Metalfest Germany West
09.06.12 CZ – Plzen / Metalfest Czech Republic
10.06.12 CH – Pratteln / Metalfest Switzerland

The band’s debut album “Spell Eater” will be released on 27 April (EU) and 8 May (USA) via Napalm Records. The track listing for “Spell Eater” is as follows:

1. Spell Eater
2. Senecide
3. Sleep and Death
4. Snow Witch
5. Eight of Swords
6. Aradia
7. Night Rape
8. Children
9. Terror
10. The Tower
Bonus Track: The Dark

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Crystallion To Play Metalfest Open Air Germany

Crystallion, which recently announced delays in the recording process for a new album, has now checked in with the following announcement about playing the Metalfest Open Air:

“Big news! Crystallion to play at METALFEST OPEN AIR Germany, Loreley (7.-9.6.2012). A huge thanks to everybody who voted for us! See you all there!

“Please support Crystallion and purchase your festival-tickets here or send an email to martin@crystallion.net (Price € 65,- include shipping within Germany).”

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Mystic Prophecy To Play Metalfest Open Air 2012 Festivals

Mystic Prophecy is set to release the new album “Ravenlord” this coming Friday, November 25th, 2011. The album was recorded at the Prophecy and Music Factory Studios with engineer C. Schmid and mixed with Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy etc.) in Sweden. You can check out the album’s artwork here.

On the heels of the album release, Mystic Prophecy has now also announced an appearance at the Metalfest Open Airs 2012 in Germany and Austria. Details are available in the festival promo poster below.

The “Ravenlord” track listing is as follows:

1. Ravenlord
2. Die Now
3. Eyes Of The Devil
4. Cross Of Lies
5. Hollow
6. Wings Of Destiny
7. Endless Fire
8. Damned Tonight
9. Reckoning Day
10. Miracle Man (Ozzy cover)
11. Back With The Storm

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