Greek guitar maestro Gus G. has posted some shots from his preparations for his ‘Acoustic Evening’ tour which starts this week on 24th September in Bulgaria. Joining Gus on stage will be vocalist Mats Levén, who contributed to several songs on Gus‘s solo album “I Am The Fire”. Check out the pictures and tour dates below.
Greek black metal mavericks VARATHRON premiere a brand new song entitled ‘Realm Of Obscure’. It is the first track to be revealed from the band’s long-awaited new album “Untrodden Corridors Of Hades”, set to be released on the 21st of November in Europe and on the 9th of December in the rest of the world. The song is available for listening via SoundCloud at this location.
VARATHRON‘s early albums are considered to be the cornerstones of the Hellenic black metal scene, alongside the releases of Necromantia and Rotting Christ, with whom the group shared members as well as similar fascination towards early style. The band’s trademark are mid-paced riffs that have a classic, old-school feel strengthened by a progressive view, as well as epic atmosphere that only few can match.
“Untrodden Corridors Of Hades” was recorded, mixed and engineered by Kostas Kalampokas at Infinite Loop Music Studio (https://www.facebook.com/InfiniteLoopStudio), Greece and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio (1349, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Emperor, Code, Ulver) in Norway. The album artwork has been created by Mark Riddick (Arsis, Absu, Mystifier, The Black Dahlia Murder).
VARATHRON will have its new album released in various formats including: digipack CD, box CD (including a bonus CD with rare tracks, a patch and a poster; limited to 350 copies), black vinyl, coloured vinyl (hand-numbered) and digital.
Pre-orders are available at: http://tinyurl.com/VarathronOrder
01. Kabalistic Invocation of Solomon
02. Realm of Obscure
03. Arcane Conjuring
04. Leprocious Lord
05. The Bright Trapezium
06. Death Chant
07. Delve Into the Past
Stefan Necroabyssious – vocals
Achilleas C – guitars
Sotiris – guitars
Stratos – bass
Haris – drums
Death metal brigade of Swedish origin, STENCH, present an atmospheric side of the forthcoming album “Venture”, in the form of an instrumental track premiere. The song entitled ‘Way’ is available for streaming below:
“Venture” will hit the shops on the 26th of September in Europe and 7th of October in North America via Agonia Records.
The new album features seven brand new songs reminiscent of horror infected old-school death metal. Jonathan Hultén (guitars) commented: “Venture” is a journey from the rawest, most monotonous cellar-darkness up to a desolate mountain top, from which you are thrown into the abyss below in a castanedian manner. If only but for a moment or even throughout the whole 38 minutes, be prepared to enter the other world. For four years we have been boiling down our material to the bone in pursuit of the essence of this type of music. Our conclusion is that the simple and repetitive riffing is holding the key, and is enhanced by more or less subtle choirs and sound textures. Primitive, yet atmospheric“.
“Venture” was recorded in Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Portrait) in Stockholm, Sweden. It will be available in a digipack CD, digitally and in a 12″ vinyl (black, limited picture disc and a special colour version).
2. The Vast
4. Small Death
Mikael Pettersson – vocals
Jonathan Hultén – guitars
Johannes Andersson – drums
UK rockers FURYON are confirmed for Secrets Of Metal Festival, which will take place in Vorselaar, Belgium on May 23rd 2015. The new festival video trailer can be viewed below:
Also confirmed for the festival are ELECTRO NOMICON, STAMINA and PATHFINDER. Stay tuned for more band confirmations.
FURYON just recorded their second album, produced by Rick Beato (SHINEDOWN, FOZZY). FURYON looks to release their second beast in early 2015. What’s to be expected is more of the same explosive guitar riffs and solos in well crafted song form. Expressive vocal delivery and melodies to scream along to. A possibly darker album still with progressive elements and a grungy edge. The album aims to be a 10 song album with additions (acoustic tracks and videos). FURYON are extremely excited and looking forward to sharing the outcome of this venture with the World.
FURYON recently announced they are returning the second time touring as headliner in Spain. Tour dates as follows:
27 SEP – Vitoria – Helldorado
28 SEP – Murcia – Garage Beat
30 SEP – Estepona – King Creole
01 OCT – Cordoba – Recycle
02 OCT – Valencia – Sala Novelty
03 OCT – Avilés – Centro Niemeyer
04 OCT – Ourense – Sala Berlin
05 OCT – Madrid – We Rock
FURYON is a band from the UK who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock. FURYON mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering huge rock-radio-friendly songs, with technically-challenging-yet-infectiously-catchy musicianship, they are dedicated to one sole purpose: making hard-hitting songs that will stand the test of time.
Heavy metal giants ACCEPT have had a dynamic start to their Blind Rage tour, setting the pace for their shows around the world! The tour began on 11th September in California and the four US shows went down a storm with fans, who gave rave reviews and many special stories about their experiences with ACCEPT. Here are some comments from fans:
Jim Hauger – It was PERFECT… Their Heavy & Melodic RIFF HEAVY MONSTERS!!!!
Claudio Aguilera – Best Accept concert I’ve seen in my life. Both guitars sounding Amazing. Tornillo’s voice is Superb.
Mike McQuerter – It’s obvious you guys are not just going through the motions to earn a paycheck. The band sounds like a freight train crashing through a wall. The music is the tight and sounds dead on. I dare to say Accept is at a level it’s never been before and this is a good thing. Listening and watching Accept live really pumps you up and makes you feel alive. Well done guys.
The band have now hit Europe running, with a sell out show in Copenhagen, Denmark last night, Friday 19th September. This weekend’s shows take place in Sweden, then ACCEPT land in Finland to give four storming shows! Any Finnish fans who have not yet got a ticket need to act fast if they want to be a part of the Teutonic Terror, check here for ticket information. Support comes from Helsinki metallers BATTLE BEAST and Australian metallers DAMNATIONS DAY. The shows will take place on the following dates, with venues and locations listed:
September 24th – Rytmikotjaamo, Seinajoki
September 26th – Torunda, Tornio
September 27th – Pakkahuone, Tampere
September 28th – The Circus, Helsinki
Check out the show trailers with a message from Wolf Hoffmann and Peter Baltes below:
As previously announced, after a hugely successful crowd funding campaign on Pledgemusic where he reached 418% of his target, former Ozzy Osbourne and GILLAN guitarist, Bernie Tormé is releasing his first solo studio recordings for 15 years, entitled “Flowers & Dirt”. Bernie has released a new video for the track ‘Partytown’ which can be seen below:
The double album is set for release on 29th September and is available to pre-order now at this location.
Bernie is supporting the album with a comprehensive UK tour running from mid October to mid November and will be performing classic tracks from his career, as well as tracks from the new album.
See Bernie Tormé on tour across the UK in support of ‘Flowers and Dirt’:
15th Oct – Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
16th Oct – Wolverhampton, Bilston, Robin 2
17th Oct – York, Fibbers
18th Oct – Great Yarmouth, Legends of Rock
22nd Oct – Brighton, The Albert
24th Oct – Dorchester, Corn Exchange
29th Oct – London, Borderline
30th Oct – Manchester, Academy 3
31st Oct – Kinross, Backstage
1st Nov – Newcastle, The Cluny
13th Nov – Troon, South Beach Sessions
14th Nov – Aberdeen, The Moorings
15th Nov – Edinburgh, Bannermans
The largest metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, has announced the first bands who will be playing at the festival in 2015. The organisers stated via their official website:
The Hamburg Metal Dayz are running and we just presented five new names for the 26th W:O:A.
We think it was worth the wait!
Judas Priest have just released their 17th studio album in July, which proofs that the band isn’t outdated at all.
We´re looking forward to their second W:O:A performance – legendary singer Rob Halford and his companions are coming to town!
Robert Bartleh Cummings is a very busy man. He is working as a film director, screenwriter, film producer, comic writer and last but not least: As a metal musician.
Better known as Rob Zombie, he is legendary for amazing stage performances as well as great music. And now the master of horror is going to hit Wacken
For the 4th time, country rockers The BossHoss return to W:O:A! Get your cowboy hats ready!
Listen up Black Metal fans! Khold are going to play one of their rare live shows at W:O:A 2015. The band already played at Wacken in 2011 and will now return for another battle.
BLACK lABEL SOCIETY
Black Label Society will return to Wacken after 15 years! The band of guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde has an outstanding reputation in the Metal scene. The last output of the group is called Catacombs of the Black Vatican and was released earlier this year.
Of course there is also a new trailer with the confirmed bands – have fun!