Australian Tour Dates Announced By Mono

Japanese instrumental rock outfit Mono is returning to Australian shores this November for a string of tour dates. They will be supported by Sydney’s visceral Dumbsaint and a plethora of local talent across the country.

Brisbane’s show will feature Balloons Kill Babies (who just released the EP “Prodromal”), Sydney gets Grun (who released the first record in many years earlier in 2017), Melbourne gets Solkyri and Adelaide gets Last Days of Kali.

The tour is In celebration of ten years since the debut visit to Australia and the band will visit Adelaide for the first time ever, as well as returning to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth – adding this – this visit follows the 2016 album “Requiem for Hell” and will feature the band playing music that spans the entire catalogue across a close to two hour show.

Mono was originally formed in 1999 – a unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise which has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship was praised. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

The Australian tour dates are as follows:

Wednesday, November 8th – Brisbane, QLD @ The Triffid
With support from Balloons Kill Babies

Thursday, November 9th – Sydney, NSW @ Manning Bar
With support from Grun

Friday, November 10th – Melbourne, VIC @ Max Watts
With Support from Solkyri

Saturday, November 11th – Adelaide, SA @ Unibar
With support from Last Days of Kali

Sunday, November 12th – Perth, WA @ Badlands

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Iron Maiden Premieres New Live Video For “Speed Of Light” From Upcoming New Live Album/Film “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter”

Iron Maiden premieres a new live video for “Speed Of Light”, taken from the band’s upcoming new live album and film “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter”, which will meet a November 17th release through BMG. Planned formats include CD, deluxe CD, vinyl and digital formats.

A live concert film for the release for it is also planned and will initially be streamed for free with more details to come. A digital download of the movie will be made available for purchase following the premiere.

Check out now “Speed Of Light” below.

Says the band’s bassist Steve Harris of it:

“We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”

Songs featured on the set include:

“If Eternity Should Fail” (live in Sydney, Australia)
“Speed Of Light” (live in Cape Town, South Africa)
“Wrathchild” (live in Dublin, Ireland)
“Children Of The Damned” (live in Montreal, Canada)
“Death Or Glory” (live in Wroclaw, Poland)
“The Red And The Black” (live in Tokyo, Japan)
“The Trooper” (live in San Salvador, El Salvador)
“Powerslave” (live in Trieste, Italy)
“The Great Unknown” (live in Newcastle, UK)
“The Book Of Souls” (live in Donington, UK)
“Fear Of The Dark” (live in Fortaleza, Brazil)
“Iron Maiden” (live in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
“Number Of The Beast” (live in Wacken, Germany)
“Blood Brothers” (live in Donington, UK)
“Wasted Years” (live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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Implore Releases “Patterns To Follow” Music Video

Implore just released a brand new video clip for the song “Patterns To Follow,” taken from the group’s upcoming studio album “Subjugate,” which is due out via Century Media Records on September 22nd.

If you missed it, previous song “Untouchable Pyrmaid” can also be streamed at this location. The band also just kicked off a new string of European tour dates alongside Vallenfyre. A full list of upcoming dates can be found after the video.

9/13 Paris, FR – Boule Noire #
9/14 Leiden, NL – Gebr. De Nobel #
9/15 Drachten, NL – IDUNA #
9/16 Helmond, NL – De Cacaofabriek #
9/20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset #
10/26 Zurich, CH – Werk21/Dynamo &
10/27 Eindhoven, NL – Bloodshed Fest &
10/28 Leipzig, DE – Westwerk &
10/29 Ruzomberok, SK – Nove Korzo &
10/31 Karlsruhe, DE – Dudefest Halloween Edt. &
11/1 Brussels, BE – Magasin 4 &
11/2 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang &
11/3 Berlin, DE – Tommy Haus, Grindcore Fachtagung &
11/8 Kochi, JP – Chaotic Noise
11/9 Tsuyama, JP – K2
11/10 Osaka, JP – Sengoku Daitoryo
11/11 Shizuoka, JP – Kunperuza
11/12 Tokyo, JP – Dues
11/13 Nishi Ku, JP – El Puente
# with Vallenfyre
& with Gadget

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Implore Releases “Patterns To Follow” Music Video

Implore just released a brand new video clip for the song “Patterns To Follow,” taken from the group’s upcoming studio album “Subjugate,” which is due out via Century Media Records on September 22nd.

If you missed it, previous song “Untouchable Pyrmaid” can also be streamed at this location. The band also just kicked off a new string of European tour dates alongside Vallenfyre. A full list of upcoming dates can be found after the video.

9/13 Paris, FR – Boule Noire #
9/14 Leiden, NL – Gebr. De Nobel #
9/15 Drachten, NL – IDUNA #
9/16 Helmond, NL – De Cacaofabriek #
9/20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset #
10/26 Zurich, CH – Werk21/Dynamo &
10/27 Eindhoven, NL – Bloodshed Fest &
10/28 Leipzig, DE – Westwerk &
10/29 Ruzomberok, SK – Nove Korzo &
10/31 Karlsruhe, DE – Dudefest Halloween Edt. &
11/1 Brussels, BE – Magasin 4 &
11/2 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang &
11/3 Berlin, DE – Tommy Haus, Grindcore Fachtagung &
11/8 Kochi, JP – Chaotic Noise
11/9 Tsuyama, JP – K2
11/10 Osaka, JP – Sengoku Daitoryo
11/11 Shizuoka, JP – Kunperuza
11/12 Tokyo, JP – Dues
11/13 Nishi Ku, JP – El Puente
# with Vallenfyre
& with Gadget

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First Ever Live DVD/CD “Live At Masters Of Rock” Announced By Korpiklaani

One does not simply stop Korpiklaani. For the first time ever, the Finns have captured and immortalized the power of the live performance on the first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled “Live at Masters of Rock,” which is due to be released on August 25th via Nuclear Blast.

After hearing its title, it’s easy to conclude that the performance was recorded at the identically named festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. But there’s even more to be excited about since this release doesn’t just include Korpiklaani’s show from 2016, it also houses a second full show from 2014 as a bonus feature. The 2016 concert features guest appearances from Tero Hyväluoma (additional fiddler) as well as Toni Perttula (additional accordion player), Sami’s identical twin brother. The mixing and mastering of “Live at Masters of Rock” were both handled by frontman Jonne Järvelä.

Jonne comments: “This our first ever DVD release, and we are quite proud of it. It has no backing tracks, no choirs, no samples, all the mistakes are included. It is just us, Korpiklaani, pure live rock ‘n’ roll… I spent a lot of time during the mastering process with Svante Forsbäck who recently handled the Rammestein mastering and we worked very hard to get the right ambience and crowd sound. So when you turn it up loud, it feels like you are right there in the thick of it.”

As a first taster, a live clip of “Pilli on pajusta tehty” was launched today. Check it out now in the player below.

The complete track listing is:

Blu-ray/DVD (2016):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. A Man With A Plan
3. Journey Man
4. Pilli on pajusta tehty
5. Erämaan ärjyt
6. Lempo
7. Sahti
8. Ruumiinmultaa
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

Blu-ray/DVD (2014):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. Tuonelan tuvilla
3. Ruumiinmultaa
4. Metsämies
5. Kantaiso
6. Juodaan viinaa
7. Petoeläimen kuola
8. Sumussa hämärän aamun
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

CD 1 (2016):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. A Man With A Plan
3. Journey Man
4. Pilli on pajusta tehty
5. Erämaan ärjyt
6. Lempo
7. Sahti
8. Ruumiinmultaa
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

CD 2 (2014):

1. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
2. Tuonelan tuvilla
3. Ruumiinmultaa
4. Metsämies
5. Kantaiso
6. Juodaan viinaa
7. Petoeläimen kuola
8. Sumussa hämärän aamun
9. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

Check out the live clip here:

The band has also confirmed the upcoming live shows:

2017:

6th Jul (ES) Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
9th Jul (DE) Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
21st Jul (RUS) Usabda Otrada – Folk Summer Fest
22nd Jul (UKR) Dovzhanka – Faine Misto
11th Aug (RO) Brasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12th Aug (PT) Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest
8th/9th Sept (CH) Hüttikon – Meh Suff! Metal Festival
16th Sept (JPN) Osaka – amHall
17th Sept (JPN) Nagoya – Rad Hall
18TH Sept (JPN) Tokyo – Liquid Room
20th Sept (CHN) Shenzhen – Red Sugar Jar
21st Sept (CHN) Guangzhou – Tu Space
22nd Sept (CHN) Chengdu – Little Bar Space
23rd Sept (CHN) Beijing – Gawara-Tango Live
24th Sept (CHN) Shanghai – Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House
7th Oct (FIN) Helsinki – Heavy Metal Heart Festival

Upcoming tour with Arkona, Heidevolk and Trollfest for early 2018:

15th Feb (BE) Antwerp – Trix
16th Feb (DE) Hamburg – Markthalle*
17th Feb (DE) Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2*
18th Feb (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg
19th Feb (DE) Saarbrücken – Roxy/Garage
20th Feb (FR) Paris – Elysée Montmartre
21st Feb (FR) Nantes – Stereolux
22nd Feb (FR) Toulouse – Le Bikini
23rd Feb (ES) Madrid – Sala But
24rh Feb (ES) Barcelona – Salamandra 1
25th Feb (FR) Lyon – Transbordeur
26th Feb (CH) Vevey – The Rocking Chair
27th Feb (DE) Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
28th Feb (DE) Berlin – Columbia Theater
1st Mar (CZ) Prague – Meet Factory
2nd Mar (DE) Munich – Backstage*
3rd Mar (DE) Stuttgart – LKA*
4th Mar (CH) Pratteln – Z7*
5th Mar (IT) Milan – Magazzini Generali
6th Mar (AT) Salzburg – Rockhouse
7th Mar (AT) Graz – Orpheum
8th Mar (AT) Vienna – Simm City
9th Mar (DE) Leipzig – Hellraiser*
10th Mar (DE) Geiselwind – Musichall*
11th Mar (DE) Hanover – Capitol
*extended shows – more info coming soon…!

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Integrity Releases “Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame” Video

Apocalyptic heavy group Integrity will release 12th studio album “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume” this coming July 14th via Relapse Records.

Today the band drops another new video from the album – this time for the song “Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame.” The video was directed by Jimmy Hubbard and can be seen below. Vocalist Dwid Hellion comments:

“The horrifically stunning aesthetic of director, Jimmy Hubbard has taken us deep into the realm of forbidden nightmare and religious inversion. Hubbard has breathed a new hell into our song, ‘Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame.”

Integrity is currently in the middle of a European tour, with a Japanese tour next slated for October. Catch these upcoming Integrity 2017 tour dates:

Jun 16 Stadtmitte, DE Stadmitte
Jun 17 Ulm, DE Eden
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017

w/Creepout
Oct 06 Tokyo, JP Antiknock
Oct 07 Mie, JP Chaos
Oct 08 Osaka, JP Hokage
Oct 09 Tokyo, JP Earthdom

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Integrity Releases “I Am The Spell” Music Video

Integrity returns with 12th studio album “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume.” A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, “Howling…” is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction.

The album was recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell) and will see its release on CD/2xLP/deluxe 3xLP/CS/digital formats via Relapse Records on July 14th. A music video for the song “I Am The Spell” directed by frontman Dwid Hellion can be viewed below.

Additionally, Integrity recently announced a European tour this June followed by a Japanese tour in October. Dates are available below, and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen To Destroy
2. Blood Sermon
3. Hymn For The Children of the Black Flame
4. I Am The Spell
5. Die With Your Boots On
6. Serpent of the Crossroads
7. Unholy Salvation of Sabbatai Zevi
8. 7 Reece Mews
9. Burning Beneath the Devils Cross
10. String Up My Teeth
11. Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
12. Viselle De Drac (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
13. Entartete Kunst (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
14. Deathly Fighter (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
15. The Perfect Silence (Digital Bonus Track)

Jun 09 Berlin, DE Jugendkulturzentrum Linse
Jun 10 Poznan, PL Klub U Bazyla
Jun 11 Prague, CZ 007
Jun 12 Schweinfurt, DE Alter Stattbahnhof
Jun 13 Cologne, DE MTC Cologne
Jun 14 Arnhem, NL Luxor Live
Jun 15 Brugge, BE JH Comma
Jun 16 Stadtmitte, DE Stadmitte
Jun 17 Ulm, DE Eden
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017

— All Dates Oct 06 – 09 With Creepout —
Oct 06 Tokyo, JP Antiknock
Oct 07 Mie, JP Chaos
Oct 08 Osaka, JP Hokage
Oct 09 Tokyo, JP Earthdom

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New Drummer Jason Bittner Announced By Overkill

Legendary thrash act Overkill has kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of the highly-acclaimed eighteenth album “The Grinding Wheel,” as well as adding another U.S. tour under the belt. Today, the band welcomes another addition to the band’s history with new drummer, Jason “Sticks” Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam).

“Overkill would like to announce its newest member, behind the kit and steering the ship, Jason ‘Sticks’ Bittner,” comments Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth. “We wholeheartedly would like to thank Eddy ‘The Mexicutioner’ Garcia for holding down the ship and keeping the momentum up for the band over this past year plus. Eddy has and always will be part of the Overkill machine. Jason is a long-time friend of the band and his abilities have always spoken for themselves. Let the touring continue… onward-upwards!”

Bittner commented: “When my phone rang about 2 months ago and Blitz said ‘Hey, me and DD are wondering if you would be interested in joining?’ It really didn’t take much for me to write back a one word answer… ABSOLUTELY! I am extremely excited to be a part, once again, of thrash metal history, and I cannot wait to get out on the road and wreck stages across the world with the ‘Mean Green Killing Machine!'”

Check out Overkill on these upcoming tour dates:

20th June – Bel Etage – Kiev – UA
22nd June – Opera Concert Club – St. Petersburg – RU
23rd June – Volta Club – Moscow – RU
24th June – Copenhell Festival – Denmark
9th August – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
10th August – Party San Festival – DE
11th August – Leyandes Festival – ESP
12th August – Into The Grave Festival – NL
13th August – Zeche – Bochum – DE
15th August – Tivoli – Bremen – DE
17th August – More Than Festival – Slovakia
19th August – Summer Breeze – DE
14-15th October – Loudpark – Tokyo – JP

Headbangers Ball Tour:

26th November – Hellraiser – Leipzig – DE
27th November – Lka – Stuttgart – DE
28th November – Ronda – Utrecht – NL
29th November – Große Freiheit – Hamburg – DE
30th November – Huxleys – Berlin – DE
1st December – Christmas Bash – Geiselwind – DE
3rd December – Gasometer – Vienna – AT
4th December – Backstage – Munich – DE
7th December – Z 7 – Pratteln – CH
8th December – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting – Oberhausen – DE
9th December – Hessenhallen – Gießen – DE
11th December – Garage – Saarbrücken – DE

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Korpiklaani Gearing Up For Festival Season And Asian Touring

The Finnish folk metal superstars from Korpiklaani have been touring extensively around Russia and their homeland recently. Having just recovered from these enormous trips, the band with singer Jonne Järvelä today announces a Japanese / Chinese tour for September.

But before that, the Finns will will be playing a host of festival gigs and releasing a live DVD, which is due out in August. All dates can be found below. Jonne commented:

“We’ve had our longest gig break in 12 years. Our break was 3 months long, but I’ve been busy with mixing the first Korpiklaani DVD, which will come out in August plus setting up an upcoming Jonne ‘solo album’ titled ‘Kallohonka.’

“It’ll be great to get back on the road after all of these projects, and to Japan after so many years away. It was also a great surprise to get a chance to play some shows in China on the same trip! But first we have several summer festivals to play around the world, so see you there… somewhere. ;-)”

15.04. B Mons – Trolls & Légendes
26.05. D Parsberg – Das Spectaculum Rockt
27.05. E Barcelona – Knights Of Metal
02.06. CZ Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
24.06. FIN Nummijärvi – Nummirock
06.07. E Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
09.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
21.07. RUS Usabda Otrada – Folk Summer Fest
22.07. UA Dovzhanka – Faine Misto
11.08. RO Brasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. P Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest

16.09. J Osaka – amHall
17.09. J Nagoya – Rad Hall
18.09. J Tokyo – Liquid Room
20.09. RC Shenzhen – Red Sugar Jar
21.09. RC Guangzhou – Tu Space
22.09. RC Chengdu – Little Bar Space
23.09. RC Beijing – Gawara-Tango Live
24.09. RC Shanghai – Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House

07.10. FIN Helsinki – Heavy Metal Heart Festival

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Integrity Teases New Album And Tour Dates

Apocalyptic heavy music group Integrity just revealed the first snippet of new music from upcoming album “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume,” coming this summer via Relapse Records.

The featured song is the album’s opening track “Fallen To Destroy.” Listen now and see all confirmed 2017 tour dates via the YouTube clip below.

The new album contains 11 tracks recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore, with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell). More details on the album will be announced shortly.

Additionally, Integrity will perform a first concert of 2017 tomorrow at United Blood Fest in Richmond, VA. From there the band will tour throughout Europe including the legendary Roadburn Festival and Hellfest 2017.

Apr 07 Richmond, VA United Blood Festival
Apr 21 Tilburg, NLD Roadburn 2017
Apr 22 London, UK Birthdays Dalston

Jun 09 Berlin, DE Jugendkulturzentrum Linse
Jun 10 Poznan, PL Klub U Bazyla
Jun 11 Prague, CZ 007
Jun 12 Schweinfurt, DE Alter Stattbahnhof
Jun 13 Cologne, DE MTC Cologne
Jun 14 Arnhem, NL Willemeen
Jun 15 Brugge, BE JH Comma
Jun 16 Stadtmitte, DE Stadmitte
Jun 17 Ulm, DE Eden
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017

w/ Creepout
Oct 06 Tokyo, JP Antiknock
Oct 07 Mie, JP Chaos
Oct 08 Osaka, JP Hokage
Oct 09 Tokyo, JP Earthdom

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