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Formed: 1985
From: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

I woke up with a four alarm hangover….it was my birthday! For the second year in a row, I just couldn’t believe that I would spend it in such “majesty on the seas” with bands I admire and musicians I worship. I rose after just 4 ½ hours and reached for the knife that felt buried in my left temple. A quick look out the porthole of the room revealed a cloudy, foggy and rainy day. I stumbled to the shower and managed to get ready for the first show – Atrocity on the pool deck. I took the elevator to floor 11 to get some breakfast and I peaked through the back stage door (just out the elevator) and the rain was torrential. Ok…how is this going to work? More...

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Footage Of 70,000 Tons Of Metal Available

With the 2014 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal in the books, footage of various bands filmed by Metal Underground.com is available for viewing below. Road Reports for the first three of four days of the event can be seen here:

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day One

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Two

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Three

Check out various footage here: More...

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Moonspell Kicking Off Tour

Gothic Portuguese metallers Moonspell have returned to North America to begin their headline tour tonight in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room. We also recently chatted with the band about the trek, which can be read right here.

The "America Noir" tour will run through February 20th in Toronto, ON. Support on the tour will be provided by Napalm Records label-mates Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Moonspell Frontman Fernando Ribeiro commented on the tour and the band's return to North America:

"We are excited to be back in the North America and to celebrate every night with our fans in every city we play. It's the 11th time we have come to the States and for sure we will be playing not only from the present but plenty from the past. We invite everyone out there reading these words to come and support us if you know us or come out and discover us, if you're into the darkest of metals, the heaviest of Goth America painted in noir, the Spell is here!"

Moonspell is touring in support of the band's 2012 release "Alpha Noir" (reviewed here). More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

It seemed like one year had passed in a blink of an eye. No sooner had I experienced my first 70,000 Tons of Metal, which included a birthday that saw Helloween, Rage (w/Lingua Mortis Orchestra) and Metal Church play, than I was plotting my next adventure on the high seas. The floating festival is not only the most unique and phenomenal metal sojourns in the world, its boasts a diverse genre spanning 40+ bands. Though the 2013 installment represented an array of bands more geared towards my personal favorite tastes, a “Barge to Hell” like fog is built up around this year with Carcass, Obituary, Massacre, Death: DTA Tours, Satyricon, Terrorizer among a few which has swung the pendulum towards a harsher environment. For the traditional and power styles there is return act and “athletic rock” legends Raven, German euro power and proclaimed “happy metal” act Freedom Call, German symphonic metallers Xandria, Israeli symphonic ambassadors of peace Orphaned Land and the 700 piece traveling city Haggard, which single handedly make this 71,000 Tons of Metal. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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Leaves' Eyes Gearing Up For 2014 Shows

After European and Asian tour dates throughout the end of 2013, Leaves' Eyes will be touring with Pythia and Atrocity in Europe this coming year. Dates are as follows:

15.01.14 UK - Cardiff, Bogiez
16.01.14 UK - Nottingham, Basement
17.01.14 UK - Manchester, Sound Control
18.01.14 UK - Birmingham, Temple
19.01.14 UK - London, Garage
25.01.2014 PR - San Juan Pr., La Respuesta

27.01/31.01.2014 - Miami/Caribbean Sea, 70.000 Tons of Metal

08.03.2014 UA - Kiev, Bingo Club
14.03.2014 DE - Arnsberg, Zero
15.03.2014 NL - Almelo, Ramrock Festival
16.03.2014 DE - Berlin, K17
04.04.2014 DE - Stuttgart, Club Zentral
05.03.2014 DE - München, Backstage

You can also find the complete list of upcoming Leaves' Eyes tour dates at the band's website hereMore...

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Moonspell Announces U.S. Tour With Leaves' Eyes

Gothic Portuguese metallers Moonspell have announced that they are returning to North American for a headline tour in 2014. The "America Noir" tour will begin January 31st in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is currently scheduled to run through February 20th in Toronto, ON. Support on the tour will be provided by Napalm Records label-mates Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity. A list of announced dates can be found below.

Moonspell are touring in support of their latest release 2012's Alpha Noir (see review here). The band toured North America in early 2013 and are eager to make their return.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

1/31: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
2/3: Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
2/4: Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
2/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
2/6: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
2/7: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
2/8: Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater
2/9: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
2/11: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
2/13: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
2/14: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
2/17: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
2/18: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
2/19: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
2/20: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

Ticketing info, additional shows and meet and greet info will be announced shortly. More...

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Leaves' Eyes Reveals Track List And Release Dates

Leaves' Eyes, the symphonic metal alter ego of Atrocity's Alexander Krull, Thorsten Bauer, Sander van der Meer and fronted by Ex-Theater of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine, has revealed the track listing and release dates for the band's upcoming fifth full length LP "Symphonies of the Night." The album will drop via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

November 13th: ESP/SWE/NOR
November 15th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
November 18th: UK/Rest of Europe
November 26th: USA/CAN

This is the track list:

1. Hell to the Heavens
2. Fading Earth
3. Maid of Lorraine
4. Galswintha
5. Symphony of the Night
6. Saint Cecelia
7. Hymn to the Lone Sands
8. Angel and the Ghost
9. Éléonore de Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia
12. Eileen's Ardency (Bonus Track) (feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnattsol/Savn))
13. One Caress (Depeche Mode Cover) (Bonus Track)** More...

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Leaves' Eyes Announces Tour Dates

German symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes, fronted by Norwegian born Liv Kristine, announced a string of tour dates in support of the band's upcoming new release "Symphonies of the Night." The album is expected for release later this year via Napalm Records.

The following dates with Atrocity (featuring Leaves' Eyes members Thorsten Bauer (guitars), spouse of Liv Kristine Alexander Krull (vocals) and guitarist Sander van der Meer) have been confirmed:

2013:

19.10.2013 BE - Wieze, Metal Female Voices Festival XI
26.10.2013 RO - Bucharest, Maximum Rock Festival
27.10.2013 BG - Sofia, Club Mixtape 5 *
12.11.2013 IT - Brescia, Circolo Colony **
13.11.2013 DE- Nürnberg, Rockfabrik **
14.11.2013 AT - Vienna, Szene **
15.11.2013 DE- Essen, Turock (CD Release Show) **
16.11.2013 NL - Sneek, Bolwerk **
17.11.2013 NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg **
20.11.2013 CN - Beijing ,Yu Gong live house *
21.11.2013 CN - Shanghai live, Mao live house *
23.11.2013 TW - Taipei, The Wall live house *
27.11.2013 TH - Bangkok, The Rock Pub *
14.12.2013 RU - St. Petersburg, Arctica Club
15.12.2013 RU - Moscow, Moscow Hall More...

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Atrocity Posts New Music Video

German metal pioneers Atrocity posted a music video for the track "Murder Blood Assassination." The track appearson the latest LP "Okkult," which is available now via Napalm Records. A review for the album can be found over here.

The video features recording studio footage. Check it out here:

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. IV

Germany's Atrocity posted the fourth part in a webisode series on the making of the new LP "Okkult" (see review here), the first part in an album trilogy. The latest episode features guest sound effects artist Katie Halliday, who worked on the Saw movie series.

Check it out here:

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. III

Germany's Atrocity posted the third part in a webisode series on the making of the new LP "Okkult" (see review here), the first part in an album trilogy. The latest episode contains the making of the music video for the track "Pandæmonium" (see music video) and the recording of the orchestral parts for the album by Victor Smolski and the Lingua Mortis Orchestra.

The first two parts can be seen here and over here. Check out the latest: More...

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. II

German pioneers Atrocity posted a the first webisode in a series of videos on the recently released "Okkult" album (see review over at this location). The documentary series showcases the making of and meaning behind the trilogy series. "Okkult" is out now via Napalm Records. In this part, band leader Alexander Krull discusses the treasure hunt for the deleted bonus track, which for part one of the series, has been hidden in Europe.

Check out the episode here:

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. I

German pioneers Atrocity posted a the first webisode in a series of videos on the recently released "Okkult" album (see review over at this location). The documentary series showcases the making of and meaning behind the trilogy series. "Okkult" is out now via Napalm Records.

Check out part one here:

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Atrocity Posts New Music Video

German pioneers Atrocity posted a new music video for the track "Pandæmonium." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new LP "Okkult," the first part in a three part album series. The album is set to drop on May 7, 2013 in the U.S. through Napalm Records. A review for the release can be found over at this location.

The video was directed by Rainer ZIPP Fränzen (Und Action!). Check out "Pandæmonium" here:

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Atrocity Posts "Pandæmonium" Promo Video

Germany's Atrocity posted a promo video for the new song "Pandæmonium." The track appears on the upcoming release "Okkult," the first in a triology conceptual album series (see Metal Underground.com's review over at this location. The album is also the start of worldwide treasure hunt for the first bonus track (hidden somewhere in Europe). A preview for the album can be heard over here.

"Okkult" is set to drop via Napalm Records on April 24, 2013 (ESP/SWE/NOR), April 26, 2013 (GAS/BeNeLux/FIN), April 29, 2013 (Rest of World) and May 7, 2013 (USA/CAN).

Check out "Pandæmonium" here: More...

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Atrocity Posts Preview Clips Of Entire "Okkult" LP

German gothic death pioneers Atrocity posted a preview featuring clips from the entire new LP "Okkult," the first in the band's new album trilogy concept.

With the release of "Okkult," will come a three continent treasure hunt where the band will hide a bonus track for one fan to find for each of the three releases, with the first dropping in Europe with part one here (first evidence and code of the treasure hunt are hidden in the booklet of the limited edition digipak and digital booklet contained in the iTunes version). "Okkult" is set to drop via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

April 24, 2013: ESP/SWE/NOR
April 26, 2013: GAS/BeNeLux/FIN
April 29, 2013: Rest of World
May 7, 2013: USA/CAN

Check out the preview here: More...

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Atrocity Unveils "Okkult" Album Art & Track List

German gothic death pioneers Atrocity unveiled the album artwork and track listing for part on of the upcoming "Okkult" trilogy album series. The album will feature a three continent treasure hunt where the band will hide a track for one fan to find for each of the three releases, the first in Europe this year (first evidence and code of the treasure hunt are hidden in the booklet of the limited edition digipak and in the iTunes version). "Okkult" is set to drop via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

April 24, 2013: ESP/SWE/NOR
April 26, 2013: GAS/BeNeLux/FIN
April 29, 2013: Rest of World
May 7, 2013: USA/CAN

Pre-orders can be made at this location. The album was produced by vocalist Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio. The cover art (shown below) was created by Stefan Heilemann. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Atrocity Streaming New Track "Pandæmonium"

German metal act Atrocity is streaming the new track "Pandæmonium" from the upcoming first part of the "Okkult" trilogy series. The album is set for release on April 26, 2013 via Napalm Records. The song can be heard streaming over on the band's Facebook Page at this location.

The "Okkult" series will be the first ever to feature a global "treasure hunt" for the album's bonus tracks, which will be spread across three continents starting with Europe in 2013. The first evidence of this “Metal goes Geocaching” are hidden in the booklet of the limited edition digipak and the iTunes version. Means of a numerical code, so the Atrocity fan determine the code word for access to the treasure hunt on the website of Atrocity. The code word is the title of the hidden songs, and also a first indication of the location of the secret hiding place!

More information on the cover art and track list is expected shortly.

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Atrocity Posts Album Update With Drummer Nijenhuis

German metal act Atrocity posted a Q&A with drummer Joris Nijenhuis, where he discussed the new album "Okkult." The album trilogy begins with part one on December 21, 2012, which is also the start of the global treasure hunt when one track from each of the three releases will be hidden within three continents starting with Europe in 2013.

The Q&A with Nijenhuis reads as follows:

Q: "How was it to record the new songs of ATROCITY?

"It’s very cool that I could finally play on a new Atrocity album. I joined the band in December 2011 and the drum recording sessions took place in the summer time for the new 'Okkult' album, so that’s pretty quick. I’m especially looking forward to play these songs live, so i can perform the songs on stage which I play on the 'Okkult' album myself."

Q: "How was your stay at Mastersound Studio, how did you like the the studio and to work with the Alex and the guys over there?

"The Mastersound studio is a very nice place to stay. The location is amazing and if you want to eat schnitzels, the XXL schnitzel place is pretty close to the studio. We usually start every morning with coffee and pretzels. After that I start warming up and then we start recording, sometimes till late in the evening.

"Working with Alex, Sander and Tosso is always very relaxed. I’m usually my own worst enemy with recording, I’m almost never satisfied with a take, there are always a few small things I’m not happy about. So sometimes it’s hard but I’m quite happy with the final results."

Q: "What can the fans expect from the new material?

"The new material is more brutal and darker then the last few Atrocity albums. I would compare it to the old Atrocity classics of the 90’s or 'Atlantis' but then better and more diverse. You can expect brutal drums and vocals, great riffs, very cool guitar soli and big bombastic orchestral parts with Horror-like atmosphere." More...

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