AMON AMARTH:  Announce Testament and Grand Magus as Guests on the Remaining Dates of the European “Jomsviking” Tour! 

amonamarth rpdatesSwedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have announced legendary Bay Area thrash titans TESTAMENT as Special Guest of the massive European Jomsviking tour in Germany, France and Italy. Also joining Amon Amarth as support is Sweden’s epic GRAND MAGUS. Germany-based death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will be the opening act in Poland.

Comments TESTAMENT’s Eric Peterson, “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”

JB from GRAND MAGUS declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour.  Earth-shattering metal is coming your way.  Amon Amarth, Testament/Behemoth, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!”

The biggest tour of AMON AMARTH’s career comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 10th studio album titled Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records).  Jomsviking smashed sales charts around the world including charting a triumphant #1 in Germany, #1 in Austria and #3 in Switzerland!

Comments AMON AMARTH, “Europe, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever.  Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones!  We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can “Raise Your Horns” together with us to glory!

AMON AMARTH “Jomsviking” EUROPEAN TOUR 2016:
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National, with Testament & Grand Magus
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC, with Testament & Grand Magus
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street, with Testament & Grand Magus
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse, with Testament & Grand Magus
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13, with Testament & Grand Magus
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris, with Testament & Grand Magus
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27, with Testament & Grand Magus
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto, with Testament & Grand Magus
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera, with Testament & Grand Magus
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz, with Testament & Grand Magus
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur, with Testament & Grand Magus
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole, with Testament & Grand Magus
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457, with Testament & Grand Magus
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena, with Testament & Grand Magus
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith, with Testament & Grand Magus
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz, with Testament & Grand Magus
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer, with Testament & Grand Magus
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee, with Testament & Grand Magus
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin, with Testament & Grand Magus
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall, with Testament & Grand Magus
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
28/11/16 Bratislava, Slovakia @ Refinery Gallery, with Grand Magus
29/11/16 Zagreb, Croatia @ Tvornica, with Grand Magus
01/12/16 Athens, Greece @ Piraeus Academy, with Grand Magus
02/12/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Fix Factory of Sound, with Grand Magus
03/12/16 Sofia, Bulgaria @Hristo Botev Hall, with Grand Magus
04/12/16 Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane, with Grand Magus
06/12/16 Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra, with Grand Magus
07/12/16 Cracow, Poland @ Fabryka, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
08/12/16 Gdansk, Poland @ B90, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
09/12/16 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
10/12/16 Vilnius, Lithuania @ Loftas, with Grand Magus
12/12/16 Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Café, with Grand Magus
13/12/16 Helsinki, Finland @ Black Box, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
15/12/16 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
16/12/16 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Liseberghallen, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
17/12/16 Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
18/12/16 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega, with Behemoth & Grand Magus

Tickets for all shows can be purchased here: http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates

 Amon Amarth have been steadily gathering strength and fans over the years, culminating with the stunning performance of the new album Jomsviking on global sales charts: Germany: #1, Austria: #1, Finland: #3, Switzerland: #3, Canada: #4, Greece: #5, Sweden: #5, Australia: #15, USA: #11, Norway: #22, Belgium: #25, UK: #30, France: #33, Japan: #33, Hungary: #33, Netherlands: #35, Spain: #64, Poland:#69, Denmark: #98

 Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg - Vocals
Ted Lundström - Bass
Johan Söderberg - Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar 
Jocke Wallgren - Drums

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

SABATON ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE LAST TOUR IN EUROPE 2017!

SabatonSwedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. THE LAST TOUR is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT.

Says SABATON's bass player Pär Sundström: „We have just finished our new album, which is titled THE LAST STAND and we know we have done a great album, which all fans of SABATON can appreciate for many years. If it is the best album of us, time will tell… But what we can tell for sure is that THE LAST TOUR will be the biggest and best tour of SABATON ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!“

Added ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann: „Accepting a tour with SABATON is the result of a very cool relationship we have with the band. It was a great pleasure to tour with them in USA and we followed their career with respect over the years. We have not seen a band who has such a clear vision where they want to go and it is rare that bands can translate their visions into real action. SABATON are a hard working band and are a serious role model for aspiring musicians and young bands. We are looking forward to have an exciting tour - especially after we have been in the studio for a while and sure feel some kind of cabin fever…“ 

SABATON w/ Accept

07.01.2017 DE - Oberhausen, Konig Pilsener Arena
08.01.2017 BE - Antwerp, Lotto Arena
10.01.2017 IE - Dublin, Vicar Street
11.01.2017 UK - Glasgow, o2 Academy
13.01.2017 UK - Manchester, o2 Apollo
14.01.2017 UK - London, o2 Brixton Academy
28.01.2017 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
29.01.2017 NL - Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall
31.01.2017 DE - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
01.02.2017 DE - Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle
04.02.2017 DE - Bamberg, Brose Arena
05.02.2017 DE - Munich, Zenith
15.03.2017 DE - Berlin, Columbiahalle

Tickets for all shows will be available on May 31st at 10:00am CET and can be purchased here: http://www.sabaton.net/tour

Additional shows to be announced at a later date.

SABATON's highly awaited 8th album THE LAST STAND will be released worldwide on August 19th through NUCLEAR BLAST.

 

BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR WITH KADAVAR!

BLUES PILLS Lady in Gold Tour 2016 Poster ALL DATES webBLUES PILLS, the rock act of the hour, has announced the headlining tour dates for fall 2016 supporting their upcoming album, »Lady In Gold« (out August 5). Experience some real live magic, when the band featuring charismatic singer Elin Larsson will tour Europe in October & November together with Berlin's finest, KADAVAR. See full list of dates below.

BLUES PILLS: After literally sky-rocketing with their self-titled debut and extensive tour ever since 2014, multi-national rock sensation BLUES PILLS will finally release their eagerly awaited second album in early August. The motto clearly is "more of everything": More blues, more soul, more rock, more emotion - which already applied to the band's live presence. Everyone who has experienced BLUES PILLS on stage, knows how captivating the four-piece is - with shimmering guitars, igneous vocals, flattering bass and punctual perfect drumming. In fall Elin, Dorian, Zack & André will literally enchant their audiences.

KADAVAR: The Berlin-based trio has managed to gain the status of one of the most active live bands in the country. Nobody rocks out as intense as Lupus, Tiger and Dragon do. And word has spread all around the globe: KADAVAR have played on almost every continent there is and left their crowds with dropped jaws and heavily banged heads. With their most recent output, »Berlin«, and their compelling fusion of psychedelic and proto the band has struck a chord and will unleash a pure rock whirlwind on stage.

For more info go to:  live.bluespills.com or  live.kadavar.com

»Lady In Gold« tracklisting:
01. Lady In Gold
02. Little Boy Preacher
03. Burned Out
04. I Felt A Change
05. Gone So Long
06. Bad Talkers
07. You Gotta Try
08. Won't Go Back
09. Rejection
10. Elements And Things

Just as it's highly successful predecessor »Lady In Gold« was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). More info to be revealed soon.

»Lady In Gold« Tour 2016
+ KADAVAR
+ special guest
30.09.2016 SE – Stockholm, Debaser
01.10.2016 SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
03.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
04.10.2016 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
05.10.2016 DE – Hannover, Capitol
07.10.2016 DE – Nürnberg, Löwensaal
08.10.2016 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
09.10.2016 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
11.10.2016 CH – Yverdon-les-Bains, L´Amalgame
12.10.2016 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
14.10.2016 DE – München, Tonhalle
15.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
17.10.2016 AT – Linz, Posthof
18.10.2016 AT – Wien, Gasometer
19.10.2016 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
21.10.2016 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
22.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2016 FR – Nimes, La Paloma
25.10.2016 ES – Madrid, Joy Eslava
26.10.2016 ES – Barcelona, Apolo
28.10.2016 FR – Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer
29.10.2016 FR – Rouen, Le 106
01.11.2016 UK – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
02.11.2016 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand
04.11.2016 IR – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
05.11.2016 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
06.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
08.11.2016 UK – Bristol, Marble Factory
09.11.2016 FR – Nancy, L´Autre Canal

KREATOR: PREPARE YOURSELVES TO RAISE THE FLAG OF HATE AGAIN!

Kreator Tour 2017 webIn early 2017, German thrash giants,KREATOR, will tour Europe in support of their upcoming, yet untitled new record. Legendary guitarist/singerMille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Brazilian-american extreme metal pioneersSEPULTURAare announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionary swedish melodic death metallersSOILWORKand Belgium’s finest death/grind outfit, ABORTED.

Commented Mille Petrozza: "Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning..."

KREATOR:Ever since their inception in the early 1980’s,KREATORhave pushed boundaries not only in speed/thrash metal in general but also influenced countless bands in other extrem metal genres. With iconic outputs like»Endless Pain«,»Pleasure To Kill«and»Extreme Aggression«under their belt the band is mainly responsible for putting Germany on the map of extreme music. Unlike other acts in the genre, KREATOR managed to maintain their status even throughout the difficult 1990’s when grunge dominated the music world. Ever since the early 2000’sKREATORhave taken their sound and thrash metal in general to the next level by releasing modern classics like »Violent Revolution«,»Enemy Of God«,»Hordes Of Chaos«and most recently»Phantom Antichrist«. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to whatKREATORwill be up to with their next, 14th record.

SEPULTURA:What is there to say aboutSEPULTURAthat had not been said already? Guitarist extraordinaire,Andreas Kisser, and his gang of extreme metal lunatics have proven to prevail for over 32 years now. Be it the early iconic releases like »Beneath The Remains«and »Arise«, the huge chartbreaking ones like »Chaos A.D.«and»Roots«or modern extreme metal milestones like»A-lex«or»The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart«,SEPULTURAhave shown how versatile and relevant they’ve aways been and still are today. With a brand new record underway, the band will showcase a new brand of chaos at these upcoming shows.

SOILWORK:No other European band has been as influential for modern extreme metal as these Swedes.SOILWORKrevolutionized melodic death metal the day they started out by adding clean vocals, a forward-thinking mindset, progressive elements and ridiculously great guitarwork. Over the years the band has evolved to something so remarkably unique and set the blueprints for a modern sound other bands gladly took in. With their current masterpiece»The Ride Majestic«and the upcoming rarities collection »Death Resonance«,SOILWORKare a great addition to this varied tour bill.

ABORTED:As one of a few successful artists from Belgium,ABORTED have always stood out from the rest. With the new album,»Retrogore«out now and their unique blend of death metal and grindcore elements accompanied by sick artworks and brutal live performance, the quartet is set to unleash hell when opening the shows every night. 

Presented by: EMP, ESP, Meinl, Metal.de, Metal hammer, Metal + Wine, Metalnews.de, Musix, Nuclear Blast, Peta, Piranha, RTN-Touring, Tätowiermagazin, Visions

KREATOR
SEPULTURA
SOILWORK
ABORTED

02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle

AMON AMARTH: ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE EUROPEAN “JOMSVIKING” TOUR WITH SHOWS IN GERMANY 2016!

AmonAmarth Germany 2016Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have announced the first dates of its massive European Jomsviking tour with shows in Germany this Autumn.  The biggest tour of AMON AMARTH’s career comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 10th studio album titled Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records).  Jomsviking smashed sales charts around the world including charting a triumphant #1 in Germany, #1 in Austria and #3 in Switzerland!

Comments AMON AMARTH, “Germany, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever.  Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones.  We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope you will come to the shows and “Raise Your Horns” together with us to glory!”

Additional dates and guests to be announced at a later date.

AMON AMARTH:
10/28/16 Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
10/29/16 Hamburg @ Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
11/17/16 Offenbach @ Stadthalle
11/18/16 Ludwigsburg @ MHP Arena
11/19/16 Munich @ Zenith
11/26/16 Geiselwind @ Eventhall

Tickets for all shows will be available on May 4th at 10:00am CET and can be purchased here: http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates

Amon Amarth have been steadily gathering strength and fans over the years, culminating with the stunning performance of the new album Jomsviking on global sales charts: Germany: #1, Austria: #1, Finland: #3, Switzerland: #3, Canada: #4, Greece: #5, Sweden: #5, Australia: #15, USA: #11, Norway: #22, Belgium: #25, UK: #30, France: #33, Japan: #33, Hungary: #33, Netherlands: #35, Spain: #64, Poland:#69, Denmark: #98

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg - Vocals
Ted Lundström - Bass
Johan Söderberg - Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar 
Jocke Wallgren - Drums