Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– February 15th, 2019 –

Set to kick off USA tour with Queensryche next month

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Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Fates Warning to its worldwide roster! Fates Warning began in the early 1980′s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.

Fates Warning‘s Ray Alder (vocals) comments: “All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here’s to making some new memories!”

Fates Warning released their latest album, Live Over Europe, last year to critical acclaim. The first live release featuring the current line-up [Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals)], Live Over Europe contains 23 songs and was recorded at various European locations (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) during their January 2018 headlining tour for Theories Of Flight (2016). To preview and purchase Live Over Europe, please visit: fateswarning.lnk.to/LiveOverEurope

Next month, Fates Warning will head back out on the road with Queensryche, touring the USA in support of Live Over Europe. See below for all dates!

Fates Warning tour dates
w/ Queensryche

Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

After the conclusion of this trek, Fates Warning will begin work on their 13th studio album, set for a 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for more Fates Warning news coming soon!

Fates Warning online:
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https://www.youtube.com/user/fateswarningvideos

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Queensryche Announces European Tour Dates With Firewind

Progressive metal legends Queensrÿche has announced that they will be playing some of the most renowned European festivals along with a few club shows in support of their upcoming album, “The Verdict,” which will be released on March 1st. Special guests on that run will be Firewind and Mirrorplain, joining them on selected shows.

“We are very excited that we will touring Europe again! Really looking forward to seeing you all in support of our new album! Thank you all for your embrace and support.” – Todd La Torre.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 25 – SO36, Berlin, Germany
July 26 – Rock of Ages, Rottenburg-Seebronn, Germany *+
July 27 – Fezen Festival, Szekesfehervar, Hungary +
July 28 – Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
July 30 – Free & Easy Festival, München, Germany
July 31 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
August 2 – Wacken Open-Air, Wacken, Germany *+
August 3 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
August 4 – Petit Bain, Paris, France *
August 6 – Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
August 7 – Konzertfabrik z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
August 9 – Alcatraz Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium +
August 10 – Into The Grave Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands *+
August 11 – Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Walton-on-Trent, England *+
August 13 – Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England *
August 14 – o2 Islington Academy, London, England *
August 15 – Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany *
August 16 – Summer Breeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany *+
August 17 – Turock Festival, Essen, Germany *+

* – Firewind do not appear
+ – Mirrorplain do not appear

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rivers Of Nihil launches new video for “The Silent Life”

– November 20th, 2018 –

Set to kick off European tour with Revocation next week

Today, Rivers Of Nihil has launched a video for “The Silent Life”, taken off the band’s latest album, Where Owls Know My Name. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/N6_WKGTeWH8

Rivers Of Nihil‘s Brody Uttley (guitar) comments: “This live music video for ‘The Silent Life’ was filmed by the kind folks over at MyGoodEye Visuals in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania on the last date of our recent headlining tour. We had our good pal Zach Strouse playing live saxophone with us that night, so it seemed like a great chance to catch some footage. As always, working with David Brodsky and his team was a blast. We hope you enjoy.

We will also be embarking on our second European tour late this November with our friends in Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption. We will be playing a nice selection of new tunes as well as some old favorites. Come out and get in the pit!”

Next week, Rivers Of Nihil will join Archspire, Soreption, and labelmates Revocation for a European tour this winter. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Nov. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
Nov. 29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Nov. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Chez Heinz
Dec. 1 – Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
Dec. 2 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Dec. 3 – Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka
Dec. 4 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Dec. 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 7 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
Dec. 8 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Dec. 9 – Marseille, France – Jas Rod
Dec. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 11 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
Dec. 12 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France – l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Rivers Of Nihil launches new video for “The Silent Life”

– November 20th, 2018 –

Set to kick off European tour with Revocation next week

Today, Rivers Of Nihil has launched a video for “The Silent Life”, taken off the band’s latest album, Where Owls Know My Name. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/N6_WKGTeWH8

Rivers Of Nihil‘s Brody Uttley (guitar) comments: “This live music video for ‘The Silent Life’ was filmed by the kind folks over at MyGoodEye Visuals in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania on the last date of our recent headlining tour. We had our good pal Zach Strouse playing live saxophone with us that night, so it seemed like a great chance to catch some footage. As always, working with David Brodsky and his team was a blast. We hope you enjoy.

We will also be embarking on our second European tour late this November with our friends in Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption. We will be playing a nice selection of new tunes as well as some old favorites. Come out and get in the pit!”

Next week, Rivers Of Nihil will join Archspire, Soreption, and labelmates Revocation for a European tour this winter. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Nov. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
Nov. 29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Nov. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Chez Heinz
Dec. 1 – Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
Dec. 2 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Dec. 3 – Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka
Dec. 4 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Dec. 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 7 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
Dec. 8 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Dec. 9 – Marseille, France – Jas Rod
Dec. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 11 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
Dec. 12 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France – l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Brainstorm Announces European Tour Dates With Mob Rules

German power metal legends Brainstorm has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this January, where they will be joined by Mob Rules. Both bands are currently promoting new albums, with Brainstorm’s latest effort, “Midnight Ghost” having been released in September, while Mob Rules recently unleashed “Beast Reborn.”

“We are very happy to be part of this tour”, says Mob Rules singer Klaus Dirks. “We have known the guys from Brainstorm for a long time and are a really good team! Therefore it is a special pleasure for us to support them on the European tour and can hardly wait!”

Brainstorm guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld spoke with Metal Underground about “Midnight Ghost” just prior to its release. You can check out what he had to say below.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
January 18 – Essen, Germany – Turock
January 19 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
January 20 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
January 21 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
January 22 – Nijverdal, Netherlands – Cult Art
January 24 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
January 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
January 26 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Cafe
January 27 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
January 29 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
January 30 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Eventhalle Westpark
January 31 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
February 1 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk
February 2 – Stuttgart, Germany – ClubCann

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