According to Listenable Records, Swedish heavy metallers KATANA will hit the ground running as they start the year 2014 with a major tour of Europe together with CIVIL WAR.
Since 2005 KATANA from Gothenburg, Sweden has helped popularize the NWOTHM genre of young bands playing classic heavy metal in the vein of bands like IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and MANOWAR. With a stage show complete with katana swords, spandex tights, double lead guitar solos and everything one would want from an early 80’s metal show KATANA has made a name for themselves in classic metal circuits all over the world.
KATANA released their second album ”Storms of War” last year and earlier this year the music video for the brand new song ”Yakuza” became available exclusively on YouTube.
KATANA has played major open-air festivals like Wacken and Sweden Rock Festival as well as toured in central Europe and Spain. Now they are taking their wild and sweaty metal show to the stages of Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
” This is something we´ve been working towards for a long time and we´ve finally found the perfect set-up to take this show on the road for real, says KATANA. We have a lot of fans in northern Europe who´ve been waiting to see us live for a long time and it feels great to finally be able to bring our show to them in a way that will meet their expectations. We are playing great venues every night and of course we are opening for a band that really knows what metal is all about. It´s going to be one hell of a tour!”
CIVIL WAR is a new heavy metal band formed from 4 ex-SABATON members together with former members of ASTRAL DOORS and LION’S SHARE. They had the following to say regarding the tour in February: “Civil War is extremely happy to hit the roads in February together with Katana. This is our first tour and we can’t wait to get out and get the chance to perform the songs from our album “The killer angels” for the metal crowds of Europe. We look forward to see you all out there and together with Katana we will form a combo that will hit you like a sledgehammer in your chest!”
2014-02-11Warszaw Poland Proxima
2014-02-12 Katowicze Poland Mega Club
2014-02-13 Prague Czech Republic Nova Chmelnice
2014-02-14Mannheim Germany Alte Seilerei
2014-02-15 Vosselaar Belgium Biebob
2014-02-16 Bochum Germany Matrix
2014-02-18 Nürnberg Germany Rockfabrik
2014-02-19 Pratteln Switzerland Z7
2014-02-20 Ludwigsburg Germany Rockfabrik
2014-02-21 RegensburgGermany Airport
2014-02-22Memmingen Germany Kaminwerk
Tickets and info: http://www.metaltix.com