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Tyr has announced the upcoming "Dead Tyrants" European tour with Moonsorrow and Crimfall. Dates are as follows:
08.11.11 Tue DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
09.11.11 Wed DE Osnabrück @ Ballroom
10.11.11 Thu NL Ulft @ Drufabriek
11.11.11 Fri NL Kerkrade @ The Rock Temple
12.11.11 Sat DE Mülheim an der Ruhr @ Black Troll Winterfest
13.11.11 Sun DE Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
14.11.11 Mon DE Ingolstadt @ Paradox
16.11.11 Wed DE Ludwigsburg @ RoFa
17.11.11 Thu BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
18.11.11 Fri DE Lindau @ Vaudeville
19.11.11 Sat CH Dietikon/Zürich @ SoundDock 14
20.11.11 Sun CH Monthey @ Pont-Rouge
21.11.11 Mon FR Colmar @ Le Grillen
22.11.11 Tue FR Paris @ La Scene Bastille
23.11.11 Wed FR Toulouse @ Le Ramier
24.11.11 Thu ES Madrid @ Sala Caracol
25.11.11 Fri ES Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz 2
26.11.11 Sat ES Bilbao @ Sala Santana27
27.11.11 Sun FR Montpellier @ Secret Place
29.11.11 Tue IT Romagnano Sesia (Novara) @ R'n'R Arena
30.11.11 Wed IT Bologna @ Sottotetto
01.12.11 Thu SL Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
02.12.11 Fri AT Wien @ Escape
03.12.11 Sat AT Leoben @ Oberlandhalle
04.12.11 Sun DE Cham @ Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe
06.12.11 Tue HU Budapest @ Club 202
07.12.11 Wed PL Warsaw @ Military Camp Festival
09.12.11 Fri CZ Zlin @ Masters of Rock Cafe
10.12.11 Sat DE Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
11.12.11 Sun DE Berlin @ Magnet Club 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
Finnish metal act Moonsorrow is set to release the new album "Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa" on February 28th, 2011. The band is now streaming the album online in its entirety at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Nälkä, väsymys ja epätoivo
7. Kuolleiden maa
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.
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
Finnish metal act Moonsorrow has announced the band's new album will be titled "Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa." The cover artwork for the album can be found at this location. 30 second snippets from each of the songs on the album are now available for streaming through Amazon. The album is set for release in the U.K. on February 21st and on February 28th in the rest of Europe.
The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Nälkä, väsymys ja epätoivo
7. Kuolleiden maa
Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
DIE APOKALYPTISCHE REITE
German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
HAIL OF BULLETS
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place between July 11th and 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The confirmed line-up includes:
Moonsorrow has issued the following announcement about posting the artwork online for the band's upcoming album:
"The new Moonsorrow album! Drag your arses to our official website to see how the new Moonsorrow album looks like! Also release dates can be found there. More information about the album and pre-orders very soon."
The release dates for "Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa" are as follows:
UK - Feb 21
Finland - Feb 23
Germany, Switzerland, Austria - Feb 25
Rest of Europe - Feb 28
Finnish pagan metal act Moonsorrow has announced that it will release their new album, "Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa," through Spinefarm Records on the following dates with
a record release party to be held on April 1 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland.
February 21 - U.K.
February 23 - Finland
February 25 - Germany, Switzerland, Austria
February 28 - Rest of Europe
A North American release date will be announced shortly.
Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:
"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.
Church of Misery has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Tuska Open Air festival, which will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during July 22nd - 24th. The festival will now feature the addition of a fourth stage. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:
At The Gates
Church Of Misery
The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:
3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
Moonsorrow has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:
"On Thor's day, September 2nd, Moonsorrow will finally enter the studio to record their next full length album! We have been working on the new material throughout the summer, and despite the extremely hot weather we've had in Finland, none of it is present in the atmosphere of the new songs. This stuff is Cold, Heavy and Crushing.
"Lyrically we're dealing with life after the end of the world, so there is no light at the end of that tunnel either. The album will be recorded in various studios around Finland and it will be released in late February 2011. Check out the studio diary for daily - or almost daily - updating at this location."
Marko Tarvonen, drummer for Moonsorrow and Barren Earth, has started a new blog through Modern Drummer's website. An excerpt from the latest entry follows:
Marko Tarvonen is my name, and I’m writing from Detroit. I’m on tour with my band Moonsorrow. We come from Finland and play epic melodic metal with some black metal influences mixed with some folkish and progressive rock touches. On the bill are also Finntroll and Swallow The Sun, so this really is a Finnish metal tour. I believe it’s the first time something like this is going on in the North America. So far the response has been really great. Thanks so much to our fans in U.S.A. and Canada!
I started to play the drums when I was seven years old. My mother thought I had some potential to become a drummer, so my parents bought me my first drumset. That same year, 1985, I entered the Pop & Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki. I took lessons there for just over ten years, until I decided to quit because of lack of time and a growing interest to form my own bands playing my own tunes and such. After my teenage metal years I really got into progressive rock and started to admire drummers like Bill Bruford, Carl Palmer, and Phil Collins—quite the obvious choices from the British prog scene. They influenced the playing style that I have today. Even though I hit hard playing in metal bands, I’ve kept my proper technique, and that really helps with the physics of your body—no problems with your hands, feet, or back when you keep the basic technique and posture together.More...
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Moonsorrow drummer Marko Tarvonen has issued the following statement about the band appearing at the 2010 edition of the Brutal Assault festival:
"We will play the only summer festival show in Brutal Assault 2010 on 14th August. Such a great festival with so many brilliant bands so if you wanna see us playing the same ol' shit before the next album you better be there headbanging to Pimeä or even Aurinko ja Kuu or then just to chill out with your friends. Let's drink some best Czech beer in the world and have some big fun once more before the studio torture starts in September. ARE YOU WITH US??????????????? Alright I'll shut up then...."
Additional details on the festival can be found here. Other confirmed acts for the show include: Arsis, Bleed From Within, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Converge, Demonic Resurrection, Despised Icon, Fear Factory, Ihsahn, Graveworm, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more.
FINNTROLL has announced that they will release their new album entitled "Nifelvind" in February 2010. The album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum, etc.) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, Him, etc.) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer. The band has also posted the first track, “Under Bergets Rot,” from their new album on their MySpace page.
Nifelvind will be released on the following dates:
FINLAND: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, February 19, 2010
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, February 22, 2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
North America: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 More...