CULT OF LUNA‘s Vertikal, GHOST‘s Infestissumam, WATAIN’s The Wild Hunt, IN SOLITUDE‘s Sister and TIGER BELL‘s Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band are up for a nomination at the P3 Guld Awards in Sweden for Rock/Metal Of The Year.
P3 Guld 2014 will take place January 18 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. There are two types of tickets; standing room for 395 crowns, and seating for 460 crowns. The ticket also includes entry (subject to availability) to the P3 Gold club night after the gala on January 18. Club Evening will take around Trädgår’n in Gothenburg. To gain access to the club night, you must be at least 18 years old.
For more details click here.
GMM 2014 Crew has announced, via the Official Website, the first 51 bands for Graspop Metal Meeting 2014:
Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 is still 204 days away but already it’s looking to be a vintage edition! For one thing, 2014 will go down in GMM history as the year we were finally able to realise our plans for a second main stage! Sitting shoulder to shoulder, main stage 1 and main stage 2 will feature the top bands and household names in our GMM2014 lineup. The Marquee and the Metal Dome create a more intimate setting and we’re also erecting an open air stage in the Metal Plaza where fresh metal talent can earn their GMM spurs.
A second main stage means even more metal fun. Our 2014 lineup will feature more than 100 bands on five stages and today we’re proud to reveal the first 51 names for next summer.
The living legends from BLACK SABBATH need no introduction. Two years ago, unforeseen circumstances forced them to cancel but this year they’re back to reclaim their rightful GMM throne. Black Sabbath will close the festival on Sunday 29th June. These guys are widely hailed as the pioneers of a musical genre that has stood the test of time and is still immensely popular after more than 40 years. Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and figurehead Ozzy Osbourne have finally buried the hatchet and the renewed collaboration with the craziest frontman in metal resulted in ‘13’, one of the best and most surprising comeback albums of the year. The album marks the triumphant return to form of the band responsible for countless classics such as ‘N.I.B.’, War Pigs’, ‘Iron Man’ and of course the inevitable ‘Paranoid’.
Five years ago VOLBEAT played in the Marquee, two years later they rocked the main stage and this year they’re coming back as (one of) the biggest European rock-’n-roll/heavy metal band(s) to headline Main Stage 1 on Saturday 28 June. Their Johnny Cash-inspired music has brought them to the world’s biggest stages and their music even appeals to a mainstream audience. Just five albums into their stellar career Volbeat are on top of the world. Perhaps things are going a bit too fast? Well, hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide can tell you the answer to that one. So roll up your sleeves and warm up those vocal chords because the guitar gangsters are coming home to Graspop Metal Meeting!
AVENGED SEVENFOLD may well turn out to be the youngest ever headliners on Graspop Metal Meeting. With two previous GMM appearances under their belt they’ve really hit the jackpot this time because they get to close Main Stage 1 on Friday 27th June. Their previous European tour in late 2013 made it obvious that Avenged Sevenfold, or A7X for short, are among the top dogs of the new metal generation.
SABATON have also proven on numerous occasions that the main stage is their natural habitat. Joakim Brodén’s power metal quintet will once again transform the Dessel plains into a no man’s land to rival the Westhoek. The Swedes recently released their ‘Swedish Empire Live’ DVD and the same boundless energy captured on that live recording will result in another GMM victory next summer. Only singer Brodén and bassist Sundström remain of the previous lineup, but the new Sabaton lineup has meanwhile matured into a well-oiled machine and is ready for yet another Primo Victoria!
Confirmed band so far are:
BLACK SABBATH, VOLBEAT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SABATON, SOUNDGARDEN, ALTER BRIDGE, OPETH, HATEBREED, CARCASS, W.A.S.P., NEUROSIS, GRAVEYARD, METAL CHURCH, WATAIN, PARADISE LOST, UNIDA, DEATH (dta), THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DORO, ANNIHILATOR, BRING ME THE HORIZON, ELUVEITIE, TIAMAT, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, CULT OF LUNA, ORANGE GOBLIN, COMEBACK KID, CYNIC, WE CAME AS ROMANS, EMMURE, KYLESA, POWERWOLF, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TRIPTYKON, ALESTORM, NAPALM DEATH, WALLS OF JERICHO, ENSLAVED, SKYHARBOR, GLORYHAMMER, PRO-PAIN, BLESSTHEFALL, HUNTRESS, NAILS, SOLSTAFIR, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, PRIME CIRCLE, NECROPHOBIC, THE TREATMENT, BATTLECROSS, CROSSFAITH
Century Media Records are proud to reveal the first ever video of WATAIN. The song ‘Outlaw’ is taken from their latest album ‘The Wild Hunt’ that came out in August 2013 through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media Records.
The video is produced by Watain and Johan Bååth who already directed the band’s ‘Opus Diaboli’ DVD in 2012. You can watch the video below:
WATAIN comment: “The Outlaw video is a knife stab in the face of todays clean and witty metal scene and yet another step for us to bring back something real and extreme into this limping music movement.”
A short interview with Erik about the ideas and the inspiration behind the video is available on the band’s website – www.templeofwatain.com
The full Watain experience can be witnessed live:
Watain Black Death tour
Dec 05 Manchester, Academy 2, UK
Dec 06 Glasgow, Garage, UK
Dec 07 Birmingham, The Library, UK
Dec 08 London, Electric Ballroom, UK
Dec 13 Eindhoven Metal Meeting, NL
Dec 14 Paris, Le Trabendo, FRA
Black Metal Australia Tour with Mayhem
09.01.2014 Amplifier Bra, Perth, Australia (Watain only)
10.10.2014 The HiFi, Melbourne, Australia
11.01.2014 The Factory Theater, Sydney, Australia
12.01.2014 The HiFi, Brisbane, Australia
25.01.2014 Lille Vega, Vesterbro, Denmark
20.06.2014 Hellfest, Clisson, France
07.-09.08.2014 Party-San Open Air, Schlotheim, Germany
More dates tbc soon.
According to Bravewords.com, Right after an extensive North America tour in October/November, Swedish black metallers WATAIN will set European stages on fire to present their new opus, The Wild Hunt, live. Those who witnessed the album release show on August 24th in Watain’s hometown Uppsala in Sweden will know what to expect – everybody else can be curious about it and shouldn’t miss it.
The band comments: “It will be with the dead of winter that we shall come hunting through Europe again. By then the dry heat of summer will be long gone, moistened by gasoline and tears, ready to explode into a storm of panic and euphoria, death and metal, war and pain, sodomy and lust! So gather yourselves and prepare, forbidden fires and unearthly lights shall illuminate the winter nights…”
The special guests for the tour will be announced soon. Dates include:
5 – Manchester, England – Academy 2
6.12.2103 Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
7 – Birmingham, England – The Library @ The Institute
8 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
Century Media Records have announced the following news:
WATAIN entered their national Swedish album charts on #1 with their new album “The Wild Hunt”. And even in the second week it’s still on #5! German fans helped WATAIN to achieve their first ever German chart entry on position #18. In The US the album entered #158 in the Billboard Top 200.
The band played their album release show last Saturday in their hometown Uppsala in Sweden. The sold-out show was a feast of blood, sweat and fire – a night to remember.
As a special gift to dedicated fans you can get a free download of the b-side from the “All That May Bleed” 7” single that came out on Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2013. The Side B is a track called “Play with the Devil” originally recorded by the Black/Heavy Metal band Taiwaz in 1988, in Watain’s hometown
Uppsala. Gottfrid Åhman from In Solitude participates on solo guitar in Watain’s version. In many means a very special song. You can download “Play with the Devil” at http://thewildhunt.se
WATAIN’s own label His Master’s Noise and their partner Century Media Records thank all of you dedicated fans.
E. from WATAIN: “It’s always a special feeling to release an album with Watain; to let the levee break and have the hungry waters gush forth again, swallowing everything in its way. Hail to all of our supporters who gave the release of The Wild Hunt the attention and dignity it deserves! See you on the long and winding road that now lies ahead of us.”
According to Century Media, The new WATAIN album “The Wild Hunt” is coming out this week in Sweden (August 14th) and Germany (August 16th). UK (August 19th), US (August 20th) and the rest of the world following early next week.
Check out this in-depth interview with vocalist E. for more info on the album:
“The Wild Hunt” will be released worldwide in the following formats:
–standard CD jewelcase
–limited edition CD mediabook
–2LP, 180gr black vinyl
–limited edition box set
Pre-order links and audio samples on www.thewildhunt.se
On the 24th of August, Watain will conduct the grand opening of “The Wild Hunt” world tour in their hometown Uppsala. For those who want to see Watain’s infamous live ceremony taken to a new level; this is your chance. And also your chance to see WATAIN’s brothers In Solitude and Degial. The world tour continues in North America with support from In Solitude and Tribulation:
Oct. 8-New York, NY-Irving Plaza
Oct. 9-Philadelphia, PA-Underground Arts
Oct. 10-Worcester, MA-Palladium Upstairs
Oct. 11-Montreal, QC-Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 12-Toronto, ON-Opera House
Oct. 14-Detroit, MI-The Magic Stick
Oct. 15-Chicago, IL-Bottom Lounge
Oct. 16-Minneapolis, MN-Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 18-Denver, CO-Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19-Salt Lake City, UT-In The Venue
Oct. 21-Seattle, WA-Studio Seven
Oct. 22-Vancouver, BC-Rickshaw
Oct. 23-Portland, OR-Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 25-Oakland, CA-Oakland Metro
Oct. 26-Los Angeles, CA-VEX
Oct. 27-Phoenix, AZ-Rocky Point Cantina
Oct. 28-Albuquerque, NM-Launch Pad
Oct. 30-Austin, TX-Red 7
Nov. 1-Atlanta, GA-Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2-Charlotte, NC-The Casbah
Nov. 3-Baltimore, MD-Baltimore Sound Stag
European Dates to be announced soon.
“Say can you see the flames glow at the brooding gates of dawn? At last, we are nearly there…” (WATAIN – Holocaust Dawn)