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Today is the day: German epic metal heroes Equilibrium unleash their pagan fury once again – on their very first EP to date!
Produced by guitarist René Berthiaume in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers – namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg – in their Principal Studios, "Waldschrein" encompasses the new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of "Der Sturm" from "Turis Fratyr" (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by front man Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains "Zwergenhammer," a previously unreleased older song, as well as a cover version of famous video game Skyrim's opening theme.
The band commented: "We were really looking forward to releasing this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing is that with the song 'Waldschrein' we can already give the fans a little foretaste of what to expect in 2014!"
Equilibrium also gave fans the chance to address questions directly to the band via Facebook and subsequently answered them in a video interview. Part 2 of the Facebook fan interview is now online and can be viewed below. Part 1 of the interview can also be found at this location. More...
German viking metal masters Equilibrium posted new interview footage of the band answering fan questions fielded via Facebook. The crux of the interview centers around the release of the band's new EP "Waldschrein," which drops on August 16th through Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be had over here.
The track list for the EP is:
2. Der Sturm
5. Waldschrein (Acoustic version)
Check out the interview footage here:
In August, German epic metal heroes Equilibrium will unleash their pagan fury once again – on their very first EP to date.
The EP was produced by guitarist René Berthiaume in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers – namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg – in their Principal Studios. "Waldschrein" encompasses the brand new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of "Der Stur" from "Turis Fratyr" (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by front man Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains "Zwergenhammer" - a previously unreleased older song – as well as a cover version of Skyrim's opening theme.
"Waldschrein" will be released August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: “We’re really looking forward to release this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing yet is that with 'Waldschrein' we can provide the fans with a little foretaste for what expects them in 2014!”
The track listing is:
02. Der Sturm
05. Waldschrein (acoustic version) More...
Italian folk/melodic death metal act Krampus announced the band's new drummer, Hati Refaeli (Equilibrium), to replace Carlo Andrian, who was struck by lightning in October of 2012.
The press release reads as follows:
"Drummer Hati Refaeli, currently of Equilibrium fame, has joined the Italian metal act Krampus as a full member in early 2013. Both band and management are very excited to add such a talented drummer to the mix, particularly at this point in time: Songwriting for a new album is in full gear, and the band is undergoing musical changes that will both elevate Krampus to the next level and pose a challenge to its eight band members."
Refaeli commented: More...
A video trailer for the upcoming Paganfest 2012 Tour of Europe was posted by Rock the Nation. The lineup includes Eluveitie, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk, Solstafir, Korpiklaani and Equilibrium. For complete dates and other information, check out the trailer or head on over to this location.
Check out the trailer here:
Swiss folk metal outfit Eluveitie has been confirmed as the headliner for the 2012 edition of the travelling Paganfest event. Joining them on the trek will be Primordial, Negura Bunget, Heidevolk and Solstafir. Speaking on the tour, Eluveitie singer Chrigel Glanzmann stated: "Of course we look forward to the Paganfest Tour 2012! One hand, we can not wait to show our fans the songs from our new album 'Helvetios' live (and we will do this extensively on Paganfest). On the other hand, we look forward to tour with such cool bands and to be on the road with good friends, like the Irish guys from Primordial. We are convinced of the line-up of the upcoming Paganfest. It is an honor for us to headline this package of great bands. We are confident that each evening on the Paganfest tour will be a musical experience that you will never forget! See you there!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Christmas Metal Festival in Germany:
"Metal fans who would like to rock out before the holidays, should make sure to visit Germany's biggest indoor festival. The festival takes place at the Eventhalle in Geiselwind. Besides Napalm artists like Grave Digger and Van Canto, an illustrious line-up including Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, and Arch Enemy, will guarantee raised fists and sore throats.
"Furthermore, the Napalm merchandise booth will offer a wide range of items just waiting to become part of your personal collection. Be sure to say 'hello' to our mailorder team! All details concerning the festival are available here. The official festival trailer may be watched below!"
On April 29th, Germany's Eisregen will play at the Walpurgisschlacht Open Air festival. The festival will take place at the Freizeitzentrum in Bostalsee/Saar. Additional details are available at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Born From Pain
On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
Suidakra has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"Hey friends, this year, we will promote the new album 'Book Of Dowth' live, check out our first confirmed dates for 2011. Additional dates will follow! Hope to see you!"
The upcoming Suidakra dates are as follows:
05.02.2011 Moers (DE) - Torture Fest III im Bollwerk 107
Spain Mini-Tour 2011 with Equilibrium, support: Northland
04.03.2011 Barcelona (ES) - Mephisto
05.03.2011 Bilbao (ES) - Bilborock
06.03.2011 Madrid (ES) - Caracol
12.03.2011 Würzburg (DE) - Triskhellion Festkvällar I / Posthalle
SCREAM FOR VIOLENCE
European Tour 2011 with Onslaught, Debauchery
31.03.2011 GER Hamburg - Markthalle
01.04.2011 DK Arhus - Voxhall
02.04.2011 SE Göteborg - Parken
03.04.2011 SE Stockholm - Huset
06.04.2011 FI Turku - Klubi
07.04.2011 FI Helsinki - DOM
08.04.2011 FI Tampere - tba
09.04.2011 ET Tallin - Tapper
10.04.2011 LW Riga - Melna Piektdiena
11.04.2011 LT Vilnius - Club New York
16.04.2011 GER München - Backstage
17.04.2011 CH Prattlen - Z7
19.04.2011 GER Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
20.04.2011 GER Osnabrück - Bastard Club
21.04.2011 GER Essen - Turock
22.04.2011 BL Vosselar - Biebob
Babylon Productions has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming tour dates in Spain featuring Equilibrium, Suidakra, and Northland. The clip can be viewed below.
The dates are as follows:
4/3/2011 BCN, Mephisto
5/3/2011 Bilbao, Bilborock
6/3/2011 Madrid, Caracol
Manegarm has issued the following announcement about performing on the Neck Breakers Ball tour 2011:
"The Swedish dragon ship Manegarm sets sail for Europe once again since the band will join the Neck Breakers Ball Tour 2011. 24 European cities will burn when we conquer Europe between 14/1 – 6/2 2011 together with other great metal acts such as Kataklysm, Legion of the damned, Equilibrium and Milking the goatmachine. Come and join us in the metal battle of the year!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
14.01.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
15.01.2011 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
16.01.2011 DE - Berlin, K17
17.01.2011 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
18.01.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
19.01.2011 DE - Hannover, Musikzentrum
20.01.2011 DE - Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
21.01.2011 DE - Bochum, Matrix
22.01.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
23.01.2011 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
24.01.2011 UK - London, O2 Islington Academy
25.01.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo
26.01.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
27.01.2011 AT - Innsbruck, Hafen
28.01.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
29.01.2011 AT - Linz, Posthof
30.01.2011 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
31.01.2011 AT - Graz, Ppc
01.02.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02.02.2011 DE - Bad Arolsen, Outback
03.02.2011 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
04.02.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
05.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
06.02.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013
German folk metal act Equilibrium has issued the following statement about the band's appearance on the Heidentfest 2010 tour:
"Home again! Heidenfest 2010 is over and we thank all bands, everyone involved and all fans who made this tour unforgettable for us! Who missed to get one of our limited 'Rekrea-Tour 2010'-shirts can order it in our shop now! Or you simply come to the Helion Festival (October 23rd in Munich/Backstage) where our last show for this year will take place!
"Another good news: We will be on Europe-tour again in January 2011. Under the Neckbreakers Ball Tour we will cruise through the countries together with Kataklysm, Legion of the Damned, Manegarm and Milking the Goatmachine!"
Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm has revealed details regarding the its upcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour, named "The Neckbreaker's Ball," will run between January 14, 2011 and February 6th. Support on the tour will come from Equilibrium, Legion of the Damned, Manegarm and Milking the Goatmachine.
Kataklysm European tour dates:
Jan. 14 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Jan. 15 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Jan. 16 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Jan. 17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jan. 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Jan. 19 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Jan. 20 - Lingen, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
Jan. 21 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Jan. 22 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jan. 23 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
Jan. 24 - Rennes, France - Antipode
Jan. 25 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Jan. 26 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Jan. 27 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
Jan. 28 - Wien, Austria - Gasometer
Jan. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Jan. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Jan. 31 - Graz, Austria - Ppc
Feb. 01 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Feb. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Feb. 03 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Feb. 04 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 05 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 06 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk have checked in with the following comments about the band's upcoming European tour dates:
"Follow Heidevolk on Heidenfest 2010. It is about to begin, the Heidenfest tour 2010! Along with Twilight of the Gods, Ensiferum, Equilibrium and Swashbuckle, Heidevolk will travel through 13 European countries to play 24 shows.
"Besides going to one of the 24 gigs you can follow Heidevolk on the web during the whole tour. The metal e-zine Sounds2Move.de presents you the official Heidevolk tour diary which will be updated daily during the tour. On top of that there will be live tweets on Twitter @Heidevolk and the official MySpace will be updated daily with new pictures of band, fans and crowd."
You can catch Heidevolk live on the following dates: More...
German folk metallers Equilibrium have issued the following statement about the chart positions of the band's new album:
"We just smashed the German, Austrian and Swiss charts with our brand new effort 'Rekreatur!' Germany: # 20, Austria: # 58, Switzerland: # 58. What a blast! Already last time we couldn’t believe we entered the charts! But this time we charted 10 positions higher – which is just an amazing feeling!
"We wanna thank Nuclear Blast for believing in our music just as we do! And of course we wanna thank our fans who still stick to us despite all the change we had to undergo. We’re looking forward to the upcoming summer festivals and partying with you guys! To put it with Robse 'We’re gonna step the pedal to the metal!'!"
German folk metallers Equilibrium have posted a music video online for the song "Der ewige Sieg," which is off the band's new album “Rekreatur." The clip can be viewed below. "Rekreatur" will be released on June 18th, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Commented songwriter and guitarist René Berthiaume: “We’re very proud of our new video! Compared to our video for 'Blut im Auge' we decided not to use any kind of effects this time. Everything has been filmed like you can see in the video! Florian Puchert and his team did a great job and we had a bad ass time while shooting this clip in the beautiful Bavarian mountains – not only because that kind barman who provided us with lots of booze!”
German folk metal outfit Equilibrium is set to release the upcoming album "Rekreatur" on June 18th, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is now streaming the entire new album "Rekreatur" online via the official Equilibrium MySpace page until its release date.
The upcoming Equilibrium tour dates are as follows: More...
German folk metal outfit Equilibrium is set to release the new album "Rekreatur" on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast. Equilibrium has now posted a new teaser trailer online for the album, which can be viewed below. You can also check out several sample tracks from the new album via the band's official MySpace page.