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Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie recently announced the band has begun recording a new LP "Helvetios" at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. The new album is set to be produced by Coroner's Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron) and is tentatively scheduled for an early 2012 release.
Eluveitie is also scheduled to appear on the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Details on the festival are available here.
The following announcement was made on the band's newly launched website:
"New Album announced, HELVETIOS is coming in 2012!
"Never resting, we have made good use of the time between the shows of our Everything Remains World Tour, and are therefore able to announce that as of today, September 1st, Merlin has begun drum tracking for our new Album titled HELVETIOS at the Newsound studios in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. We are again working with Tommy Vetterli (Coroner, Ex-Kreator) who will record drums, guitars and vocals and will also be producing and mixing the record. Most folk instruments and also vocals will be recorded by Anna Murphy & Marco Jencarelli at the Soundfarm studios in Lucerne.
"All that’s left to say for now is that we are extremely excited about the new material, and we cannot wait for the release in early 2012. Further updates will appear regularly on this site, both in news as well as in a studio blog in which the bandmembers themselves will keep you up to date.
Last but not least, we are only hours away of posting the first episode of EluTV, so that should keep you entertained in the meantime!"
Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:
"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:
MY DYING BRIDE
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie posted a new video trailer for EluTV, a new website planned for launch in September 2011. The announcement reads:
"Starting with the launch of our new website in early September, EluTV will provide you with unique behind the scenes material in dozens of episodes! The first season will be focusing on our 2010/2011 world tour."
Check out the trailer here:
Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:
"Hello folks, after the hot rockin' awesome & successful festival summer and European tour with Rotting Christ, Omnium Gatherum will hit the European shores with 'Neckbreakers Ball 2011' European tour trek together with Dark Tranquillity / Eluveitie / Mercenary / Varg / Gurd and before that OG will do a 12-date extensive Finnish co-headlining run together with the fellow Finns, Medeia."
Omnium Gatherum's upcoming shows are asf ollows:
"Vuoroin Vieraissa" - FINNISH TOUR 2011
27.08. Monttu, Pori
02.09. DOM, Helsinki
08.09. Henry's Pub, Kuopio
09.09. 45 Special, Oulu
10.09. The Rock Pub, Kokkola
15.09. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
16.09. Suisto, Hämeenlinna
21.09. Klubi, Tampere
23.09. Rytmikatti, Kouvola
24.09. Bar Soho, Porvoo
30.09. Klubi, Turku
01.10. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki More...
San Francisco thrash metal veterans Death Angel have posted the following statement online, announcing their decision to pull out of the upcoming "Neckbreaker's Ball" European tour.
"Due to what we feel is an incredible opportunity that has arisen for the band, Death Angel is forced to pull out of this year's Neckbreaker's Ball. We are not at liberty to discuss the details just yet, but as soon as we are, another announcement will be made and we hope that all of our true fans, any true metal fan really, will understand our decision. We will miss the opportunity to once again rock out for European fans, but we will make it up to you in the New Year with a surprise live set and tour that will blow your minds!"
The tour is set to feature appearances from Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie, Varg, Mercenary and Omnium Gatherum. The dates for the tour are listed below. More...
Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have announced that they will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship festival. The event, which will be an early 2012 affair, will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23rd, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts are planned to perform on the cruise with new band reveals taking place monthly.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
The first batch of bands have been revealed for the forthcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship festival. Next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later on the 27th. The bands which are confirmed to appear include:
MY DYING BRIDE
A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour, which can be viewed below. The tour will feature Dark Tranquillity, Eluvietie, Varg, Mercenary, Death Angel, and Omnium Gatherum.
A listing of dates and an update from Dark Tranquillity about the tour can be found at this location.
Eluveitie has posted a new video road report online, in which the band reveals its dark secret of performing Celtic synchronized swimming. You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:
"Before we gather tomorrow in all seriousness to what should be the longest Eluveitie show to date we have one last video snipped for you, this time covering creative leisure-time activities."
Female-fronted Gothic metal act Tristania has issued the following update about performing at the next 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise:
"Tristania are delighted to announce that they will be part of the 2nd edition of the '70000 Tons of Metal' Caribbean cruise. The world's biggest floating metal festival will go ahead from January 23rd – January 28th 2012, at a 2,700 capacity cruise ship, leaving Miami (US), and visiting the capital of Canvey Island, George Town before returning to Miami.
"Tristania was in the first group of bands to be announced, together with My Dying Bride, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Eluveitie, Pestilence and Therion. 33 (!) more bands will be announced.
"We're amazed at being invited. This is probably going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the band, and we're already looking forward to January 2012.".
Check out this location for more info and booking information.
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following update about the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour:
"Greetings darklings, it's time again to bring our music to the road and to the ever hungry European audiences. Starting October 28, we'll be headlining the Neckbreaker's ball tour, which will treat the audience to a six-band metal overdose for three weeks. Needless to say, we're pleased and excited about being part of such a diverse and interesting line-up, and we'll do our utmost to ensure very special shows each and every night. See you there!"
The tour, which also features Eluveitie, Death Angel, Mercenary, Varg, and Omnium Gatherum, has the following tour dates:
Oct. 28 - München, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Oct. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Oct. 31 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Nov. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
Nov. 02 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Nov. 03 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
Nov. 04 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Messehalle
Nov. 05 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 06 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 07 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Nov. 08 - Paris, France - Bataclan
Nov. 10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Nov. 11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 12 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropol
Nov. 14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Nov. 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Nov. 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Nov. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Nov. 18 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
Nov. 19 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Nov. 20 - Hannover, Germany - Faust
Folk metal outfit Eluveitie recently finished a North American tour with 3 Inches of Blood, System Divide, and Holy Grail. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie sat down with Devin Walsh of HeadbangHere.net for a video interview from Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia, which was the final stop on said tour. While Chrigel is a little quiet, the discussion is an interesting one. Enjoy!
Lebanon based metal act Kimaera has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Unirock Open Air festival:
"Kimaera s officially confirmed for Unirock open air festival taking place in Istanbul - Turkey on 9, 10, and 11 September. The festival is also featuring Opeth, Katatonia, Mayhem, Eluveitie and many more..."
A promo video has been posted online for the upcoming Paganfest 2011 tour, which can be viewed below. The 2011 edition of the Paganfest tour will feature Korpilaani, Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel, and Kivimetsan Druidi. Eluveitie will also appear as special guests on extended shows.
Thaurorod has been confirmed to play the mid-summer metal festival Nummirock, which is set to take place from June 23rd - 25th, 2011. Other confirmed artists at Nummirock include The Haunted, Legion of the Damned, Amorphis, Eluveitie, Before the Dawn, Teräsbetoni, Norther, and more. For more information on the festival, head over to this location.
In just a few days Thaurord also starts the Power of Metal tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The currently announced dates are as follows:
25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013
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...
Eluveitie has posted a teaser video from the rehearsal room as the band gears up for a string of Brazilian shows. The video clip can be viewed below.
The band's upcoming Brazilian tour dates are as follows:
January 28th: Belo Horizonte Music Hall, Belo Horizonte
January 29th: Estudio Emme, Sao Paolo
January 30th: John Bull Music Hall, Curitiba
3 Inches of Blood is gearing up for a tour as direct support for Eluveitie, but before that gets started the band will be making a quick pit stop into Shostroud Productions in Vancouver to record new cuts with Sho Murray (City of Fire) and Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory). One of the songs will be played live on the upcoming tour and will be making its way online soon. The band comments:
"It's a great time for us to be touring North America again. We haven't slugged it out in the US since Mayhem fest in summer 2010 and we're always happy to play to our loyal Canadian brethren. Everyone in the 3IOB camp have been eagerly anticipating this tour. We've never toured with a band like Eluveitie before. Their fan base is probably more similar to ours than most other bands we've toured with in the past. The Holy Grail guys are always fun to hang out with and we're curious to check out System Divide. We're extra pumped for this tour because it will give us the opportunity to road-test a new song or two. Hope everyone digs the new jams."
The upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates are as follows:
1/26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
1/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
1/29 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
1/30 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Nightclub
1/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
w/ Eluveitie, Holy Grail & System Divide
2/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/2 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
2/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/4 Quebec City, QC @ De Quebec
2/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
2/8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/10 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/15 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
2/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
2/18 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
2/19 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
2/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/25 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
2/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/28 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/02 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Cam Pipes from 3 Inches Of Blood shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie:
"This is gonna be an interesting tour for us. We’re used to being on tours with metalcore/screamo bands and we stick out like a sore thumb. This tour, I think we’ll share more musical similarities with the other bands and therefore will be playing to a more like-minded crowd. At the same time, each band brings something unique to the tour. I’m predicting all the bands will get along famously. This should be a treat for our fans too ‘cause they’ll be seeing us with styles of bands that we aren’t mached up with too often!"
Eluveitie also commented:
"Thank you Cam Pipes, and we agree: This is going to be a blast. We’d like to add for anyone thinking the package is a little weird: If you’ve ever seen any of the bands live imagine that energy times four and you know what to expect on this tour and why it fits just right." More...