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Finnish folk metal act Turisas are currently wrapping their supporting tour of British power metallers Dragonforce but already they have their next tour confirmed. The band will be supporting British black metal act Cradle Of Filth who will also be joined by Moonspell.
The tour dates are as follows:
16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
17 - Prague, Czech Republic - Follimanka
18 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
19 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
20 - Minsk, Belarus - Sportshall
22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - PKO
23 - Bucharest, Romania - Cluj Napaca
24 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
25 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
26 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Media Park
28 - Rome, Italy - Tearto Tenda Strisce
29 - Milano, Italy - Musicodrome
1 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
2 - Clemont Ferrand, France - Cooprérative de Mai
3 - Toulouse, France - Havana Café
4 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Penélope
5 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
7 - Caen, France - Cargo
8 - Nancy, France - TBA
9 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
10 - Rijssen, Netherlands - Lucky & Co
Cradle of Filth, Moonspell, and Turisas have announced an upcoming European tour spaning part of April and May. The latest tour dates are as follows:
Friday 17-04 Czech rep Follimanka Praha
Saturday 18-04 Poland Studio Krakow
Sunday 19-04 Poland Stodola Warsaw
Monday 20-04 Belarus sporthall Minsk
Tuesday 21-04 Offday
Wednesday22-04 Slovakia PKO Bratislava
Thursday 23-04 Roemania Cluj Napaca
Friday 24-04 Serbia SKC Beograd
Saturday 25-04 Croatia Boogaloo Zagreb
Sunday 26-04 Slovenia Media park Ljubljana
Monday 27-04 Off
Tuesday 28-04 Italy Tearto Tenda Strisce Rome
Wednesday29-04 Italy Musicodrome Milano
Thursday 30-04 Off
Friday 01-05 Suisse Docks Laussane
Saturday 02-05 France Cooprérative de Mai Clemont Ferrand
Sunday 03-05 France Havana Café Toulouse
Monday 04-05 Spain Heineken Madrid
Tuesday 05-05 Spain Apollo Barcelona
Thursday 07-05 France Cargo Caen
Friday 08-05 France
Saturday 09-05 Belgium Hof ter Loo Antwerpen
Sunday 10-05 Holland Luckey and Co Rijssen
Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell has announced that they will be playing the March On Stage concert at the Hard Rock Cafe is Lisbon on March 18th. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.
Freshly back from the Darkest Tour with CRADLE OF FILTH, GORGOROTH, MOONSPELL and SEPTICFLESH, Dutch goth metallers ASRAI wrote the following report of this European tour that took place in December, ending in an unexpected way:
"We were looking forward to this tour for a long time. Finally the Darkest Tour kicked off on Monday December 1st. Early in the morning together with our tour manager and driver we headed in our van to London, where we would meet everybody and go on the tour bus. Everything went well from Calais to Dover, until we got stuck in traffic. And soon we heard that we were not the only ones... Time was not our friend, so when we heard that there was a possibility that one of the bands couldn't play we drove like maniacs through the streets of London. We arrived with adrenaline rushing though our veins, although it didn't help us much... We heard that one band couldn't play... And in this case it was us... Well at least we had all the time to watch all the shows and enjoyed being there.
"So when after the shows finally 52 people and all the stuff found their way in four tour busses, one truck and a trailer we were ready to go to Paris... Peter brought back our van, ready to meet us at 013. After a bumpy ride we woke up in Paris, with one eye open we saw the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and it was time to get up... First we drove straight up to a parking space near the Seine, so there was enough room at the Bataclan to unload the truck. After a glance at the Seine we went back to the bus, up to the Bataclan, where a queue was waiting. The venue was beautiful and the breakfast was nice and more than welcome, giving everybody the time to know one another. Hard work to set everything up on time but it was all worth it. The audience was great and it was nice to finally meet the people from SOM. More...
The highly anticipated MOONSPELL DVD "Lusitanian Metal" is about to hit stores all across Europe and you can now check out a trailer for this release below.
The first DVD features one complete live show recorded live in Katowice in 2004, all video clips (from "Opium" to "Everything Invaded"), an in-depth interview with all current band members and a detailed discography. The second DVD offers an excellent historical overview of the Portuguese metal institution during its stay on Century Media Records with no less than 50 live tracks, starting with some very old school live rehearsal recordings back in 1992 and ending with fantastic live footage from the "Spreading The Eclipse Tour."
"Lusitanian Metal" will be released as luxurious limited edition kingsize mediabook with both DVDs as well as a CD with the complete Katowice show as well as a standard double DVD in a super jewel case. The CD included in the limited edition will also be available separately. "Lusitanian Metal" will be released on the following dates:
ITALY: Friday, December 5, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, December 9, 2008.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX: Friday, December 12, 2008.
UK / FRANCE / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, December 15, 2008. More...
Cradle Of Filth has announced that they will be joined by Gorgoroth, Moonspell, Septicflesh and Asrai on their upcoming European tour dates.
The tour dates are as follows:
1 - Forum - London, UK
2 - Bataclan - Paris, France
3 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
4 - Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
6 - Z7 - Pratteln, Swizerland
7 - Palanord - Bologna, Italy
8 - Planet Music - Vienna, Austria
9 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
11 - Reithalle - Dresden, Germany
12 - CCN Weimarhalle - Weimar, Germany
13 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
14 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
16 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
18 - Hugenottenhalle - Neu Isenburg, Germany
19 - Backstage - München, Germany
20 - Hyde Park - Osnabruck, Germany
Gothic Portuguese metal band Moonspell has issued the following tour update on their MySpace page:
Kicking back, hanging out, cooling. All these words, which I don't use or practice enough back in Europe, start making sense in the back lounge of the bus, a light smile calling up to the face, a warm breeze from the open window (yes, it's open and the AC is off!!! We don't care, we're from Europe, into the wild), outside the backdoor parking of Scout Club in S.Antonio, Texas. It's a showday today, party was mildly wild last night though it feels we have rocked through it pace'till death. First it was the Foundation Room, the huge American shots, like alcohol artillery making tabula rasa of your insides, then the Danzig bus, then our bus to finally stumble around the oppressive lights of a jumbo Walmart and wake up the next day with pumpkin pie crumbles all over the couch and a hard pressed ultra mega chips ahoy! pack under the pillow.
It's a past night that embodies well the spirit of this tour, that subtracted its little amount of back and forth (what would be a tour without it?), sees everyone hanging out together, delivering the goods on stage and basically at peace with a campaign which is fulfilling its ultimate goal: to pass on this good atmosphere to the crowds which we see pleasingly reacting and giving it all since SkeletonWitch, the first and great band, enters stage with its rabid thrash metal and their American beers; up to the Dirty Black Summer just paints it all black and strong. I see people leaving exhausted but enthusiastic about everyone's shows, I see merchandisers working in every booth, I see that, because, many times I am there, in the crowd, banging heads, drinking beers that people buy me and thank me for drinking (!). Now I remember: last night party begun just left to the pit, and when Danzig was over there was like 4 empty cups, one inside the other, in my left hand. Yes I do the horn sign, right red handed. More...
2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!
The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.
To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.
Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.
Here is the tracklisting: More...
Norwegian symphonic black metallers, DIMMU BORGIR, have scheduled two Mexican concerts in early October to take place before the launch of their co-headlining North American run as part of this year's Blackest of The Black tour (featuring DANZIG, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE, and SKELETONWITCH):
10/04 - Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
10/05 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, MEX
Portuguese dark metal band Moonspell has completed a new music video for the title track of their album "Night Eternal." The video can be viewed below. More...
Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH are proud to be announced as part of this year’s Blackest of the Black Tour alongside Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell and Winds of Plague. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick comments: "Cheers and beers, heshers!!! Here's a quick SKELETONWITCH update; proof that we've been doing SOMETHING since returning from Europe (besides gorging on Taco Bell). As you may have read, we're privileged to be a part of this year's Blackest of the Black Tour. We are beyond stoked to be a part of this killer lineup. About six years ago, I can recall [SKELETONWITCH guitarist] Nate one Halloween half shit-canned, with half a 30-pack, and a Marshall half-stack, standing on his roof playing Danzig riffs. Back then we certainly never thought we'd have an opportunity like this!! A huge thanks goes out to Danzig for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please come out early and check out our set.
"Also, in early August we're hitting the road with Valient Thorr and Early Man, as well as playing several solo dates. Check out our MySpace page for dates, new live footage and video interviews. Hope those dudes are ready to party, and we hope to see you out on the road. As always, thanks to everyone who has supported THE WITCH!”
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the road.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
Initial tour dates have now been announced for Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour. As previously reported the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell. The initial tour dates are as follows:
OCT 9 Thur. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. REVOLUTION
OCT 10 Fri. ORLANDO, FL. HARD ROCK LIVE
OCT 11 Sat. ATLANTA, GA. TABERNACLE
OCT 13 Mon. RICHMOND, VA. TOADS PLACE
OCT 14 Tues. PHILADELPHIA, PA. ELECTRIC FACTORY
OCT 15 Wed. NYC, N.Y. ROSELAND
OCT 17 Fri. WORCESTER, MA. PALLADIUM
OCT 18 Sat. MONTREAL, QC METROPOLIS
OCT 19 Sun. TORONTO, ONT. SOUND ACADEMY
OCT 21 Tues. MILWAUKEE, WI. THE RAVE
OCT 22 Wed. MINNEAPLOIS, MN. MYTH
OCT 24 Fri. DETROIT, MI. FILLMORE THEATRE
OCT 25 Sat. CHICAGO, ILL. CONGRESS THEATRE
OCT 26 Sun. ST. LOUIS, MO. PAGEANT
OCT 28 Tues. HOUSTON, TX. HOUSE OF BLUES
OCT 30 Thur. DALLAS, TX. PALLADIUM
OCT 31 Fri. KANSAS CITY, KS. UPTOWN
NOV 1 Sat. DENVER, CO. FILLMORE THEATRE
NOV 3 Mon. LAS VEGAS, NV. THE JOINT
NOV 4 Tues. TBA
NOV 5 Wed. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER
NOV 7 Fri. PORTLAND, OR. ROSELAND
NOV 8 Sat. SEATTLE, WA. SHOWBOX at MARKET
NOV 10 Mon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. THE WARFIELD
As previously reported, Danzig will team up with Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell for the "Blackest of the Black" tour.
Glenn Danzig comments: "It will be nice to get back to many of these cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed my music all these years. I'm also very happy to have DIMMU BORGIR sharing the stage this time, as they are one of my favorite bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th anniversary tour."
Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.
Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following update:
"Gorgoroth will, along with CRADLE OF FILTH, MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH and ASRAI, tour Europe in December. Be prepared for some very special shows. Check back later for further updates."
Dates for the above mentioned tour include:
1 - London, England - Forum
2 - Paris, France - Bataclan
3 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
4 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
6 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
7 - Bologna, Italy - Palanord
8 - Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
9 - Budapest, Hungary - Pecsa
11 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
12 - Weimar, Germany - CCN Weimarhalle
13 - Belgium - TBA (festival)
14 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
17 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
18 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
19 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
20 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park
Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted two brand new songs from their "Night Eternal" album, "Scorpian Flower" and the title track, on their MySpace page. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD). A late spring/early summer release via SPV is expected. Other tracks set to appear on the CD include "Shadow Sun", "At Tragic Heights", "Spring of Rage" and "Hers is the Twilight".
As previously reported, MOONSPELL are currently holed up at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen working on their new album, Night Eternal. Frontman Fernando Ribeiro comments on the album concept, release dates and tour plans:
"The concept refers to the 'wear and the tear of the Earth,' how we are consuming its energy and its vital force and how it will take its revenge upon us. Memorial's musical line was taken a step further and Night Eternal will be a quite intense album itself, darkly atmospheric yet really heavy and catchy. In Night Eternal expect nothing but great guitar riffs, breathtaking songs and epic atmospheres.
The exact release date will be announced soon yet the album is coming out in May. The band is totally enthusiastic and eager to release it and to present it to the fans and hopes to be able to post some songs online on moonspell.com and myspace.com/moonspell as soon as the promos are ready for the press, around one and a half month before the record is released.
Live shows are now being booked for 2008 and the band is already confirmed for festivals in Czech Republic, Spain, and Germany and a US tour as well as a Euro tour will be announced as well as visits to other territories, some of them for the first time."
Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL entered Antfarm studios in Denmark earlier this month with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD) to begin recording the follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" for a tentative late spring/early summer release via SPV.
Commented vocalist Fernando Ribeiro: "'Night Eternal' will be the title of the new MOONSPELL album. The recording sessions will take place between the 7th and the 31st of January 2008 in Denmark's finest metal studio, Antfarm. Tue Madsen, who worked with the band on the 'Under Satanae' project, will be producing MOONSPELL's new opus."
"The band has revealed some of their song titles already: 'Shadow Sun', 'Night Eternal' (title track), 'At Tragic Heights', 'Scorpion Flower', 'Spring of Rage', 'Hers is the Twilight', among others songs that will take part of this new work. Further into the concept it was disclosed that it refers to the 'wear and the tear of the Earth,' how we are consuming its energy and its vital force and how it will take its revenge upon us." More...
MOONSPELL are booked in Denmark’s Antfarm Studios with acclaimed producer Tue Madsen through January 2008. This stint will follow their pre-production work in Portugal at Waldemar Sorchta which will last through November 30.
Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are currently in pre-production with Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT) for the follow-up to the acclaimed 2006 effort "Memorial". The band is scheduled to enter Antfarm studios in Denmark in January 2008 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD) to begin recording the CD for a tentative late spring/early summer release via SPV.
MOONSPELL's last release was the "Under SatanÆ" CD, which consisted of re-recordings of the band's legendary EP "Under the Moonspell" (1994) as well as their first demo "Anno SatanÆ" and their sole track as MORBID GOD, "Serpent Angel". All songs were re-arranged and revamped in order to "underline their revered distinction as underground classics but now with a mature dark energy and class," according to a press release. The CD was recorded at Antfarm with Tue Madsen and charted in the band's home country, where the group played the album in its entirety at a one-off show at the Lisbon Coliseum in front of 3,500 fans. More...