Children Of Bodom To Start Recording New Album Coming March

Children Of Bodom plan to enter the studio around the end of March to begin tracking their new album. The band will be recording at their own Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, FIN and are currently in the middle of writing new material for the new release. Children Of Bodom are currently out on a North American tour. Check out all the remaining dates below:

11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/18 Chicago, IL – The Forge
11/19 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
11/24 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
11/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/29 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
11/30 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
12/01 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

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Children Of Bodom To Start Recording New Album Coming March

Children Of Bodom plan to enter the studio around the end of March to begin tracking their new album. The band will be recording at their own Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, FIN and are currently in the middle of writing new material for the new release. Children Of Bodom are currently out on a North American tour. Check out all the remaining dates below:

11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/18 Chicago, IL – The Forge
11/19 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
11/24 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
11/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/29 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
11/30 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
12/01 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

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Song Premiere: Nordheim – “I Wish You Were Beer” From Forthcoming Album “Rapthor”

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Quebec based folk metal band Nordheim’s new song “I Wish You Were Beer” streaming below. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Rapthor, which is scheduled to be released on November 24th.

The band commented: “You know the feeling you get when you are impaling a busty T-Rex with your giant throbbing errecsword while lightning strikes you and transforms your hand into a fucking laser-cobra? Well this song isn’t close to that but it’s still pretty good.”

“We want to give the fans one of the heaviest and nastiest folk metal albums to date with ‘RapThor’. It is different from our first two. We had great feedback when we played the songs live. This album is the heaviest of them all while cutting back on the European folklore influences. It’s the result of our hard work over the last few years. It is super-heavy party music!” says Warraxe.

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Black Absinthe Premiere New Video “The Wild”

Black Absinthe’s powerful heavy riffs and bass lines are reminiscent of classic thrash and new wave British heavy metal with a range of progressive to classic rock influence. Surfacing from the basement last year, the Toronto, ON heavy metal trio unleashed their debut album Early Signs Of Denial produced by Sum 41’s Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) plus was mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie- Hillbilly Deluxe). The album was the band’s first professional recording to follow their three self-recorded EPs Live At Coalition (2014), Noise Complaint (2014) and Augusta (2012).

Taking a break from relentless touring of Ontario and Quebec during this summer, the band shot their latest video “The Wild” on the shores of Lake Ontario, inviting friends and fans to join them on a pirate ship where the outcome was rocking the boat, walking the plank and one hell of a party!

Check out the new video below.

The band comments on the video:

“We are excited to showcase our new video, ‘The Wild’, for fans both new and old. This song is the headbanging party track off our latest album Early Signs Of Denial and we wanted a video to reflect that intensity. So we gathered a crew of our fans and friends from the Toronto music scene, rented a pirate themed boat intended for children, prepared and consumed some pre-sailing cocktails, and played a live show for all on board. The video was shot by Toronto based videographer/photographer Katherine Kwan (IG: kawaiiathy) who did a fantastic job capturing the look and spirit of what we wanted for the song as well as showcasing some great shots of the city skyline. The day, the show, and all the people involved with the video we say thank you! And for the rest of you, turn it up, grab a drink, and enjoy ‘The Wild’!”

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Hammerfall Announces North American Tour Dates With Flotsam & Jetsam

Earlier this year, Hammerfall returned to North America on an extensive tour with label-mates Delain, and now the band is gearing up for another bout of tour dates in 2018 alongside Flotsam & Jetsam.

Kicking off May 17th, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL the trek will criss cross North America, with the final show on June 19th, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Hammerfall comments: “We’re so fucking excited about returning to North America with a full headline show, and having the legendary Flotsam & Jetsam as special guests really helps put this over the top! The incredibly passionate fans made the tour we did with Delain earlier this year into such an amazing experience for us, and we can’t wait to do it again! We’ll do everything in our power to make this tour even better than last time, but we need your help to do it. Together, we can prove once and for all that heavy metal really is stronger than all!”

5/17/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater
5/18/18: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
5/19/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/20/18: Raleigh, NC @ Motorco
5/22/18: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/23/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
5/24/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/25/18: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/26/18: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
5/27/18: Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
5/28/18: Montreal, QC @ Les FouFounes Electrique
5/29/18: Toronto, ON @ TBA
5/31/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/1/18: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
6/2/18: Louisville, KY @ Diamonds
6/3/18: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
6/4/18: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
6/5/18: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
6/7/18: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
6/8/18: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
6/9/18: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
6/10/18: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/11/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/13/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/14/18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
6/15/18: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
6/16/18: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
6/18/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/19/18: San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar

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The Agonist Kicking Off Headline Canadian Tour

Tonight, The Agonist returns to the road on the band’s first ever headline tour of Canada. The tour starts August 4th in Montreal, QC and runs through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Guitarist Danny Marino is looking forward to tearing across Canada: “We’re pumped and ready for our first ever cross Canada tour! We’re excited to play some places we’ve never been and give full headline shows to some places we’ve only been as support. We’ve prepared a varied set that spans our 5 records to date. Looking forward to seeing all you fellow Canadians out there!”

The Agonist is touring in support o Napalm Records debut “Five” and the band recently released a video for “The Raven Eye.”

08/04/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
08/05/17 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
08/06/17 Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
08/10/17 Rimouski, QC @ Bar Le Match
08/11/17 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
08/12/17 Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
08/14/17 Jonquiere, QC @ Salle le 4 Barils
08/15/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
08/16/17 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock cafe le Stage
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
08/18/17 Rouyn, QC @ Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
08/20/17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
08/22/17 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
08/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
08/24/17 Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
08/25/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/26/17 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
08/28/17 Calgary, AB @ Palamino
08/29/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
08/30/17 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre

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The Agonist Posts “The Raven Eyes” Music Video

As The Agonist gets ready to hit the road, the band just released a video for “The Raven Eyes,” taken from Napalm Records debut album “Five,” which was released late last year.

Guitarist Danny Marino comments: “Writing this was a departure for Vicky and I but it may have been one of the most rewarding as songwriters. It allowed us to explore sounds and emotions we’ve always wanted to but could never quite get to in a metal setting.

“Also, working with Igor Khoroshev (Yes) really helped bring out the full depth of Vicky’s piano and string arrangements. The lyrics were originally inspired by stories of the renaissance plague doctors. FTB Visuals was able to take these themes and create a modern world storyline with an equally dark overtone that captured the painful emotions in the song.”

The band is currently preparing for a headline Canadian tour starting August 4th in Montreal, QC and running through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found after the video.

THE AGONIST:
08/04/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
08/05/17 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
08/06/17 Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
08/10/17 Rimouski, QC @ Bar Le Match
08/11/17 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
08/12/17 Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
08/14/17 Jonquiere, QC @ Salle le 4 Barils
08/15/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
08/16/17 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock cafe le Stage
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
08/18/17 Rouyn, QC @ Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
08/20/17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
08/22/17 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
08/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
08/24/17 Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
08/25/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/26/17 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
08/28/17 Calgary, AB @ Palamino
08/29/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
08/30/17 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre

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Starkill Announces North American Tour Dates

Starkill is back to entice North America with killer live shows. Embarking on this crusade is new vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier, who was featured heavily on the bands’ latest record “Shadow Sleep.” Starkill’s Parker Jameson comments:

“Get ready for another four weeks of crushing Starkill material! This is our second headlining tour, but our first as a five-piece band, with Sarah Lynn Collier taking up a bigger vocal role.

“We’ll be playing a noteworthy set consisting of the majority of our most recent album ‘Shadow Sleep,’ as well as the special inclusion of a brand new track from our forthcoming album, which will fully demonstrate the power of our new lineup.”

6/28 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
6/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music Lounge
6/30 New York, NY – Blackthorn 51
7/1 Peterborough, NH – The Wreck Room
7/2 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
7/3 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
7/4 Toronto, ON – The Coalition
7/5 Detroit, MI – The Token Lounge
7/7 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
7/9 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid Cabaret
7/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
7/13 Calgary, AB – Dickens
7/14 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
7/15 Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
7/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7/19 Denver, CO – Moon Room
7/20 El Paso, TX – The Rockhouse
7/21 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
7/22 Omaha, NE – Midtown Art
7/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Joint

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Ghost Kicks Off U.S. Tour Dates With Iron Maiden

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost – which is currently being sued by former members – just kicked off a North American tour with Iron Maiden last night in Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live.

The band will also be playing 13 additional headlining dates throughout the summer. Catch these upcoming Ghost 2017 tour dates:

Ghost headlining shows
6/06 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
6/08 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
6/10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
6/14 – Louisville, KY – The Palace Theater
6/17 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Center
6/22 – Corpus Christi, TX – The Pavilion at Concrete Street
6/26 – Midland, TX – La Hacienda
6/30 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
7/08 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore (Denver)
7/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
7/14 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theater
7/18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
7/20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (Philly, PA)

Dates with Iron Maiden
6/3 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
6/4 – Philadelphia, VA – Wells Fargo Center
6/7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
6/9 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
6/11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
6/13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
6/15 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
6/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
6/23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
6/24 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
6/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
6/28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
7/1 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
7/3 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
7/5 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
7/7 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
7/9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – Kansas City
7/12 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
7/16 – Ville De Quebec, QC – Centre Videotron
7/19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
7/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
7/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

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Edensong Prepares For Tour With Imminent Sonic Destruction

Imminent Sonic Destruction and Edensong have been busy pulling out all the stops, hitting all your favorite progressive rock and metal news outlets to promote an upcoming North American tour.

Now, Edensong has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a very special limited edition (250 copies) anniversary edition of acclaimed album “Years in the Garden of Years” (reviewed here).

The album will be issued as a gatefold double album and any copy that is procured via this Kickstarter campaign will be signed by Edensong, numbered, and include a personalized thank you message. Check out full campaign details here.

Imminent Sonic Destruction has also been busy with pre-tour planning activities and just released a teaser video available below. Catch the bands live:

May 20, 2017 – Terra Incognita Festival, Quebec City, Canada (Edensong only)
May 22, 2017 – Toronto, Canada @ The Hard Luck Bar
May 24, 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Fubar
May 25, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois @ Martyrs
May 26, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan @ The Loving Touch
May 27, 2017 – Erie, Pennsylvania @ Sherlock’s
May 28, 2017 – New York City, New York @ DROM

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