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Below is our complete Equilibrium news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Equilibrium Posts Asian Tour Diary

German epic metal band Equilibrium released current studio album "Armageddon" last year on August 12th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Once more, the band entered the European charts on high positions (#5 Germany, #11 Switzerland, #20 Austria).

Equilibrium and support act Suidakra subsequently went on a tour journey to Asia, and even though most of the band's lyrics are in German, Equilbirum succeeded in enthusing hundreds of fans and to provide a remarkabe atmosphere in several cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei) and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka).

Check out a tour diary below showcasing some of the best moments from this trek. René (guitars) comments: "Our first tour in Asia was one of the most impressing experiences we've ever had with Equilibrium. This video is a small collection of footage we've made with our smartphones at the tour. We really hope to see Asia again soon!" More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Equilibrium Will "Rise Again" On New Video Clip

German symphonic folk/viking metal act Equilibrium issued a new video clip for the song "Rise Again." The song is taken from the latest album "Armageddon," which was released back in August via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video clip was created by Makki and the footage was filmed during several shows of Equilibrium's "Armageddon Tour" in October 2016. Check out the clip here:

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Equilibrium Posts "Armageddon" Trailer

The brand new masterpiece from German epic metal pioneers Equilibrium, titled "Armageddon," was released last Friday via Nuclear Blast.

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus. The result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

Today, the band has released a new album trailer via YouTube. Check it out below. A full music video for "Eternal Destination" can also be seen at this location.

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Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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Equilibrium Releases "Eternal Destination" Video

German epic metal pioneers, Equilibrium, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon." The result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

Today, the band have released the official video for the brand new track "Eternal Destination," which you can see in the player below.

The band states: "The repertoire of Equilibrium is full of different songs; happy songs as well as dark songs. For us there are more colours than just black and white. We don't care about any genre boundaries, we just do what we feel like. ‘Eternal Destination’ is our first music video for one of our dark songs and we love the result, Grupa13 did an amazing job! There is also once again a guest appearance of Robse’s daughter. This video expresses exactly the emotions I've had when I wrote this song. We need the earth, but the earth doesn't need us..."

The track listing for "Armageddon" is:

1. Sehnsucht
2. Erwachen
3. Katharsis
4. Heimat
5. Born To Be Epic (see lyric video here)
6. Zum Horizont
7. Rise Again
8. Prey (streaming here)
9. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination

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Equilibrium Recruits New Bassist

German epic metal band Equilibrium is very pleased to officially announce the recruitment of new bass player Makki. The group comments:

"This time, we decided to take our time to pick a new member. We could've come up with the idea to hire Makki as our new bass player much earlier, since he has been on the road with us as our tour manager for many years and has already toured the world on his own. He has always been a part of the family and now we are happy to welcome him on stage with us!"

Makki himself added: "July 2004: After a show, I'm buying this CD named ‘Demo 2003’ from our opening act 'EQUILI...what?', to support that rising underground act... and BAM! Twelve years later I am standing on stage together with Equilibrium. I am very grateful for the long friendship with the EQUI-family and I can't wait for the upcoming adventures and shows together with the best fans in the world! See you on the next gig..."

Makki will join Equilibrium on stage throughout an upcoming European festival run and autumn tour dates. New album "Armageddon" will also be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Equilibrium Streams "Born To Be Epic"

After posting two track-by-track break down videos for new album "Armageddon," German folk metal group Equilibrium has now released a full song stream.

Check out a lyric video for "Born To Be Epic" in the YouTube player below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination

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Equilibrium Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

The German epic metal pioneers from Equilibrium will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon."

The result is a rather dark endeavour, whilst retaining the bombast and folk elements of previous records. Today, the band has released a second track-by-track trailer for that upcoming album.
Let Rene give you further information on the idea behind these songs:

06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination More...

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UMC Begins Announcement Barrage For 70K 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have unleashed the first barrage of bands that will appear on the 2017 edition of the annual cruise.

The first 16 of 60 bands announced are: Amaranthe, Amorphis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Cruachan, Death Angel, Equilibrium, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kalmah, Kamelot, Nile, Orphaned Land, Powerglove, Suffocation and Therion.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com. More...

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Equilibrium Posts Track-By-Track Video

German epic metal pioneers Equilibirum will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with fifth studio album "Armageddon."

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus, and the result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

Today, the band has released a first track-by-track trailer of that upcoming album. Let Rene give you further information on the idea behind these songs:

01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic More...

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Equilibrium Streaming "Prey"

German epic metal pioneers Equilibrium will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with a fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon."

Today, the band has released a lyric video of brand new track "Prey" via YouTube: check it out below."Prey" will be available as a digital single on July 1st, 2016.

René states: "The songs on 'Armageddon' have become quite diverse. Every song sounds different. As a first foretaste we chose the dark track 'Prey." Have fun with it!"

01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination More...

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Equilibrium Announces New Album

The German epic metal pioneers from Equilibirum will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album.

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called "Armageddon." The result is rather dark, yet remains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

This time, the album was recorded, mixed, and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

René states: "Once more, Skadi created a wonderful piece of art, which captures the more darker atmosphere of 'Armageddon' perfectly. As on the album, you can discover a lot of details in the artwork as well. Skadi's style - traditionally drawn motifs become one overall picture digitally - fits marvellously to our music. Again and again, it's an exciting feeling if the music becomes even more concrete and livelier by the artwork."

New album "Armageddon" will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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Equilibrium Posts Russian Tour Clip

German epic metal outfit Equilibrium just released another tour video shot in Russia during the "Erdentempel" tour, which can be seen below. Upcoming Equilibrium tour dates are as follows:

2015-09-04 Wörgl (Komma) AT
2015-09-05 Hüttikon (Meh Suff Festival) CH
2015-09-06 Heidelberg (Schwimmbad-Club) DE
2015-10-01 Aschaffenburg (Colos-Saal) DE
2015-10-02 Bremen (Tivoli) DE
2015-10-03 Zwickau (Break Out Festival) DE
2015-10-16 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2015-10-17 Selestat (Rock Your Brain Festival) FR
2015-10-18 Vorstin (Krachtstroom Festival) NL

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Equilibrium Posts Tour Video

German epic metal band Equilibrium just released a new tour video online filmed during the "Erdentempel" tour 2014. Check it our below.

Recently the band announced announce a couple of European tour dates in the coming months, once again in support of "Erdentempel." Guitarist René Berthiaume comments: “We’re really looking forward to these upcoming shows in September & October to celebrate with our fans for another time! These will be the last shows in this year. After that, we will fall back to work on our new album and to make new plans for 2016!"

2015-09-04 Wörgl (Komma) AT
2015-09-05 Hüttikon (Meh Suff Festival) CH
2015-09-06 Heidelberg (Schwimmbad-Club) DE
2015-10-01 Aschaffenburg (Colos-Saal) DE
2015-10-02 Bremen (Tivoli) DE
2015-10-03 Zwickau (Break Out Festival) DE
2015-10-16 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2015-10-17 Selestat (Rock Your Brain Festival) FR
2015-10-18 Vorstin (Krachtstroom Festival) NL More...

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Equilibrium Announce New Tour Dates

German epic metal band Equilibrium has been touring across Europe in support of latest studio effort "Erdentempel," and now the five-piece announces its first ever Asian tour of China and Japan for April 2015. Dates are available below.

Guitarist, composer, and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation. The outcome is a very emotional and above all else, a very personal album. It harks back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombastic nature of the previous two records. See the band supporting "Erdentempel" live:

16.04. CN Beijing - Yo Gong Live House
17.04. CN Shanghai - QSW Live House
19.04. CN Taiwan - Jack Studio Concert Venue
22.04. JP Osaka - The Live House Soma
23.04. JP Nagoya - Imaike Club 3 Star
25.04. JP Tokyo - Live Bar The Doors
26.04. JP Tokyo - Live Bar The Doors

Additionally, Equilibrium will be playing a full run of European Festivals in spring and summer of 2015. Don’t miss the chance to catch up with the band at the following dates: More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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Six More Bands Confirmed For 70,000 Tons

A six pack of announcements were handed down by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: Canadian metal legends Anvil, Norway's The Hate Colony, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, Swiss thrashers Suborned, Australia's Claim The Throne and Florida death metal act Monstrosity.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Anvil, The Hate Colony, Gama Bomb, Suborned, Claim the Throne and Monstrosity join the previously announced bands below, with 9 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium More...

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