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Iconic band Destruction is set to release new thrash metal hammer "Under Attack" on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band announced plans to hitt the road for a full European headlining tour this fall.
Destruction will join forces with U.S. thrash metal monsters Flotsam & Jetsam, the Swedish metal maniacs from Enforcer, and Brazil's Nervosa. Destruction mastermind Schmier states:
"I'm totally thrilled that we got this amazing package together, when you go on tour you wanna give the fans the best they deserve: Nervosa - for me the best extreme female metal band by far, Enforcer are my fave metal - outfit with this pure 80s touch and are back stronger than ever, we are old mates, finally we will tour together again! I can`t wait to see thrashers and metal heads united this autumn, to party, mosh & bang with us - oh yes, sometimes it`s really great to be a metal fan and play in a band - FUCK YEAH! See you ALL soon at the best party around!"
Flotsam & Jetsam comments: “This tour is going to be an absolute thrash fest! is honored to support the legendary Destruction, one of the strongest thrash bands to ever come out of Europe. We can’t think of anything better for this fall than getting back to our friends and fans in Europe for a month, hitting the stage and the streets with Schmier, Mike and Vaaver, the Enforcer crew, and Fernanda and the women of Nervosa, night after night. If that doesn’t sound like trouble, we don’t know what does!”
Enforcer adds: "Extremely excited to take a break in our new album process to go out on another European tour with our childhood heroes in Destruction and Flotsam & Jetsam. 100% total metal madness guaranteed! Don't miss out on the heaviest tour of the year." More...
Flotsam & Jetsam issued a lyric video for the new track "Iron Maiden" (not a cover of the Iron Maiden classic). The song appears on the band's new self-titled release, which is set to drop on May 20th via AFM Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. Seventh Seal
2. Life Is a Mess
4. Iron Maiden
5. Verge of Tragedy
8. The Incantation
9. Monkey Wrench
10. Time to Go
11. Smoking Gun
12. Forbidden Territories
Check out the track here: More...
U.S. thrash metal legends Flotsam and Jetsam have inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records. The band’s new album, simply titled "Flotsam and Jetsam" will be released on May 20th.
Timo Hoffmann (AFM Records A&R) commented: "We’re honored that Flotsam and Jetsam have decided to join our roster. Of course we’ve followed their career for many years and always valued the band’s qualities. This new, self-titled album is a blast! We’ve been convinced right from the very first demos sent. It was obvious to us why the album is titled as it is: „Flotsam and Jetsam“ holds the essence of what defines the band – this album is a statement, something to be proud of. And we are proud to start working with the band with such a special release."
The band stated: "Flotsam and Jetsam really appreciated the fact that AFM laid out a legitimate, business plan for us when they made their offer to sign us. We believe they are as committed to us as a band, as we are to providing them with quality metal to get behind and promote. Along with signing to a new label, all the forward movement for the band in the last two years has also allowed us to partner with new team members; like Chris Collier of CMC21 Productions, who just completed the mixing and mastering of the album and Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art out of the UK, for the album cover and stage production art, who are both doing a phenomenal job for us. We’re looking forward to playing the music on this album live, which hasn’t been a luxury for the band on past releases, as well as debuting our new stage look."
The track list for the new album is:
1. Seventh Seal
2. Life Is A Mess
4. Iron Maiden
5. Verge Of Tragedy
8. The Incantation
9. Monkey Wrench
10. Time To Go
11. Smoking Gun
12. Forbidden Territories More...
Fresh off of the recent “No Place On Tour 2015” European run, Flotsam & Jetsam will headline a string of Northeastern U.S. dates. Five of these dates, July 8th - 12th, will feature direct support from Connecticut natives Dead By Wednesday.
The mini run begins at Lost Horizon in Syracuse, New York and visits other areas of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut (AxeFest 2015). See below for a full listing of dates:
Wed. 7/8 - Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY
Thurs. 7/9 - The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY
Fri. 7/10 - Maximum Capacity, Chicopee, MA
Sat. 7/11 - City Limits, Waterbury, CT - AXEFEST 2015
Sun. 7/12 - The Blackthorn 51, Queens, NY
Fans will receive a FREE Hatewear Inc. "For The Headbanger's Brutal New Music Vol. # 6" compilation CD with every entry to any of these shows. More...
This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:
The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):
Friday, August 8th:
Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15
Saturday, August 9th:
Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30
Sunday, August 10th:
Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...
The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:
"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.
"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.
"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.
"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."
The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...
The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).
Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.
Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.
This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.
The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.
The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
American thrash act Flotsam and Jetsam will be heading over to Europe in February to support Sepultura and Legion of the Damned along with Mortillery.
"Ugly Noise" is Flotsam and Jetsam's eleventh full-length album, and first release on Metal Blade since 2001, following the 2010 album, "The Cold."
The record also heralds the return of original members Michael Gilbert on guitar and Kelly David Smith on drums, who haven't recorded with Flotsam and Jetsam since 1997. More...
Sepultura will release "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must be the Heart" on October 25th, 2013. The band has now announced a headlining tour in support of the album.
A hand-picked triumvirate will support Sepultura on the band's upcoming European tour: Legion of the Damned, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Mortillery.
Dates for the trek are as follows:
07.02.2014 DE – Bochum, Matrix
08.02.2014 DE – München, Backstage /w Suicidal Angels, Fueled by Fire, Lost Society
09.02.2014 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
10.02.2014 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
11.02.2014 DK – Esbjerg, Tobakken
12.02.2014 DE – Osnabrück, Rosenhof
13.02.2014 DE – Berlin, C-Club
14.02.2014 PL – Katowice, Megaclub
15.02.2014 DE – Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei
16.02.2014 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
18.02.2014 SK – Zilina, Smerr Club
19.02.2014 AT – Wien, Arena
20.02.2014 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
21.02.2014 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
22.02.2014 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
23.02.2014 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
24.02.2014 FR – Lyon, CCO Villeurbonne
25.02.2014 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2014 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra 1
27.02.2014 ES – Madrid, Arena
28.02.2014 PT – Lisbon, Paradise Garage
01.03.2014 ES – Pamplona, Totem
03.03.2014 FR – Caen, Cargo
04.03.2014 FR – Rennes, L´Antipode
05.03.2014 FR – Paris, Trabendo
06.03.2014 NL – Den Haag, Paard
07.03.2014 NL – Enschede, Atak
08.03.2014 BE – Antwerp, Trix
09.03.2014 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well.
Dark Angel joins another reunited act to appear at the festival: Jag Panzer, who will play with guitaris Joey Tafolla. The roster announcement reads:
"We are extremely proud that we can announce the big Saturday headliner for Keep It True 2014.
"Thrash Metal legends Dark Angel will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty at KIT 2014. Also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guit.), Mike Gonzalez (bass) and Justin Zych (guit.). The drummer is not confirmed yet, but will be announced very soon. Looks like it will be a famous person from Dark Angel history, too.
"With 'Darkness Descends' Dark Angel recorded a milestone in Thrash Metal and at KIT you will see AT LEAST three musicians from that record performing. It will be legendary!!
"The festival is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Thanks for your outstanding support!"
Here is the billing so far:
Dark Angel (USA) (First Time in Europe with Original Singer Don Doty)
Jag Panzer (USA) (Special Early Days Show for the first time in Europe with Joey Tafolla)
Flotsam & Jetsam (USA) (Exclusive “No Place For The Deceiver” Show)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Iron Cross (USA)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...