In Flames Releases Surprise Covers EP, Posts “It’s No Good” Video Online

Swedish melodic death metal veterans In Flames has today released a four track covers EP entitled, “Down, Wicked and No Good.” Appropriately, the song includes covers of the Alice In Chains song, “Down In A Hole,” Chris Isaak’s, “Wicked Game” and the Depeche Mode classic, “It’s No Good,” for which they have released a new music video. It also contains a live recording of the Nine Inch Nails staple, “Hurt.”

Speaking on the Depeche Mode cover, the band said: “We’ve been fans of Depeche Mode since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of ‘It’s No Good’ showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They’re a band that we’ve always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today.”

Earlier this week, the band kicked off their co-headline arena tour with American heavyweights, Five Finger Death Punch and special guests Of Mice & Men in Helsinki. The trek will take place across Europe and the UK, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.

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Opeth Announces NY, London, and Sydney Live Shows

Opeth will release 12th studio album, “Sorceress,” on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records alongside Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In celebration of this release, the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House on February 6th, 2017.

These memorable performances also celebrate the recent release of Opeth’s “Deliverance & Damnation” box set, featuring the classic 2002 and 2003 records as one complete work as originally intended.

Opeth will be performing music from the upcoming album as well as fan favorite cuts from the band’s celebrated catalog and closing the shows with a special set featuring material from “Deliverance & Damnation.” Mikael Akerfeldt comments:

“We’re getting pumped up for the coming ‘Sorceress’ world tour. We have 3 shows scheduled that are quite out of the ordinary due to their legendary status and location. The SSE Wembley Arena in London/UK. Radio City Music Hall in New York/USA, and the famous Sydney Opera House/Australia.

“These three shows will be completely unique in terms of songs, spanning over 2 separate set lists. We’ll pull out songs from our back catalogue and mix it up with newer stuff during the first set. The 2nd set will consist of songs exclusively from the ‘Deliverance/Damnation’ records, that was just celebrated with a re-release combo package by the newly revived Music For Nations label.

“So it’s a little bit of a celebration indeed! We’ll only play this set list 3 times on the whole world tour, so if you miss it, you’ll have missed it. Of course all other shows will be treated with the same amount of respect and we’ll chisel out a nice diverse set list spanning over our entire career for every single show during the tours. We very much hope to see you there!”

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Devil You Know Checks In From The Studio, Announces Tour Dates

Devil You Know is set to join Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach for a massive European tour, which kicks off November 2nd and wraps up at Wembley Arena in the U.K. on November 28th. This trek also marks the group’s first European tour ever.

However, North America, don’t worry, as Devil You Know will be touring with Coal Chamber and Fear Factory this July/August. There will also be five very special headlining dates throughout this touring run. See all dates listed below.

Devil You Know is currently recording a sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Killer Be Killed). The group is poised to deliver the album through Nuclear Blast Records worldwide in November.

Howard Jones (vocals) states: “We are beyond excited to announce we will be coming to see all our European metal brothers and sisters for a massive tour this November. The best part is that we will be there alongside the mighty Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach! We’ve been anxiously waiting to get back to Europe for our first ever full tour, and now thanks to our good friends in FFDP it is finally happening. We will be doing meet and greets each night after our set at the merch booth and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please be sure to come and say hello.

“Right now we are in the studio recording our new full-length album, so this tour is the perfect opportunity for us to feature some brand new songs live and also beware, as we might have another very special surprise at some of these shows. Get ready Europe, it’s game on!

“Also, we will be doing only five, very special one-off headlining shows across North America during the Coal Chamber and Fear Factory tour. If you are in those areas (see dates below), you don’t want to miss out on these intimate, extended set live shows. It’s going to be a rager. See you all very soon.”

w/Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Saint Ridley, Madlife
7/24 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
7/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/26 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

Headlining
8/8 Houston, TX @ Scoutbar
8/9 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
8/11 St. Louis @ The Firebird
8/12 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
8/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ AltarBar

W/Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Saint Ridley, Madlife
8/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
8/16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
8/18 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/19 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/22 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

w/Papa Roach
11/2 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall Black Box*
11/4 Stockholm, Sweden Hovet*
11/5 Oslo, Norway Sentrum
11/6 Copenhagen, Denmark Tap1
11/8 Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall**
11/9 Leipzig, Germany Arena**
11/11 Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena**
11/13 Frankfurt, Germany Jahhunderthalle**
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Zenith**
11/21 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany MEH**
11/26 Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
11/28 London, UK Wembley Arena***

(*) No Papa Roach
(**) Featuring Eskimo Callboy
(***) With Special Guests

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Darkest Hour Posts European Tour Trailer

Darkest Hour has posted a new tour trailer online for the band’s upcoming tour with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon, and DevilDriver. You can check out the trailer below.

Dates are as follows:

Nov. 01 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Nov. 03 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan
Nov. 05 – Tampere, Finland @ Sorsapuistosali
Nov. 06 – Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Nov. 08 – Fredriksberg, Denmark @ KB Hallen
Nov. 09 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Nov. 10 – Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof
Nov. 12 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Nov. 13 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov. 17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
Nov. 18 – Oporto, Portugal @Coliseum
Nov. 21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
Nov. 23 – Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov. 24 – Neu-Isenburg, Germany @ Hugenottenhalle
Nov. 25 – Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Nov. 26 – Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
Nov. 28 – Eindhoven, Holland @ Klokgebouw
Nov. 29 – Brussels, Belgium @ Vorst Nationaal
Nov. 30 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
Dec. 03 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Dec. 04 – Birmingham, UK @ National Indoor Arena
Dec. 05 – Glasgow, UK @ Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Dec. 06 – Manchester, UK @ Central

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Def Leppard And Motley Crue To Tour The U.K. With Steel Panther

British hard rock veterans Def Leppard has announced that they will be teaming with American glam metal legends Motley Crue for a co-headlining tour of the United Kingdom this December. Opening the shows will be tongue in cheek glam metal outfit, Steel Panther. Tickets will be available from LiveNation from September 1st.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 6th – LG Arena, Birmingham
December 8th – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
December 9th – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
December 11th – M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
December 13th – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
December 14th – Wembley Arena, London

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Machine Head Announces European Tour Dates

American heavy metal outfit Machine Head has announced that the group will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this November, in support of a forthcoming, as-yet untitled new studio album, which is expected to be released this September through Roadrunner Records. Support on the trek will come from Bring Me The Horizon, Devildriver, and Darkest Hour.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 2 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
November 3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan
November 5 – Tampere, Finland – Sorsapuistosali
November 6 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
November 8 – Fredriksberg, Denmark – KB Hallen
November 9 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
November 10 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
November 24 – Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hugenottenhalle
November 25 – Munich, Germany – Kesselhaus
November 26 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
November 30 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
December 3 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
December 4 – Birmingham, UK – National Indoor Arena
December 5 – Glasgow, UK – Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
December 6 – Manchester, UK – Central

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