THRESHOLD - announce tour dates + album title!

threshold tour2017 webAfter ten successful years with the label Nuclear Blast, British progressive protagonists THRESHOLD have signed a new contract and extended their partnership with the label in July 2016. Furthermore, they have also announced plans for their next release: THRESHOLD are currently recording their 11th masterpiece at Thin Ice Studios in England, a new concept album that will be called »Legends Of The Shires«. It is being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West and it's scheduled to be released in 2017. More information will be revealed soon.

But that's not enough: Today, the band is also announcing the dates for the »Legends Of The Shires«-Tour 2017 where you'll be able to fully experience songs from the new album on stage!

Richard West comments: "It's great to be announcing these tour dates so soon, we can't wait to get on the road and perform for you. Our new album is coming together perfectly, we've got a lot of strong material so it might be our longest one yet."

Catch THRESHOLD live here:

»Legends Of The Shires«-Tour 2017
(presented by 'Rock Hard', 'Eclipsed', 'Rock It!', 'Blast!' and 'Wacken Radio')
+ Special Guests
28.11. NL Bosuil - Weert
29.11. GER Hamburg - Markthalle
30.11. GER Berlin - Lido
01.12. GER Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
02.12. GER München - Feierwerk
03.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
05.12. GER Stuttgart - Club Cann
06.12. GER Hannover - Musikzentrum
07.12. BEL Kortrijk - De Kreun
08.12. GER Essen - Turock
09.12. NL Zoetermeer - Boerderij
10.12. UK London - O2 Islington Academy


mantar tour 2017 webPresented by: RTN-Touring, Nuclear Blast, Deaf Forever, VISIONS, Metal Hammer,,

Idleness is certainly nothing that can be associated with MANTAR.

Founded in 2013, the band has already seen more international stages in only three years than ever expected, considering their line up and musical style. But hard work, persistence, and constant touring, combined with absolute intransigence has made the band well known and even legendary across the underground and beyond.

With two highly acclaimed deep-black records in tow, MANTAR has toured all over Europe and – already for the 4th time – the US, to confirm their reputation as a bile-spitting live-monster. So it’s no surprise that they couldn’t just sit and rest in 2016. In the course of their most current album release “Ode to the Flame” (Nuclear Blast), the Bremen-based duo played selected club shows and festivals all over the world and will continue to share their minimalistic-sinister sound in 2017. On their upcoming “Ode to the Flame” – Tour, 15 shows in Germany, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands have been confirmed so far. More shows and a killer festival summer will be announced soon. 

MANTAR is  going to be supported by the Thuringian sledgehammer DESERTED FEAR, who bring just as much energy and authenticity to the stages as the headlining act. It’s well deserved that they are called one of Germany’s most talented Death Metal Bands. They’re going to bring their newest musical offspring ‘Death Shores Rising’; out in January 2017.

The lineup is completed by Dresden (GER) based DEATHRITE, who created their own unique sound by uniting the most severe elements of Death Metal, Grind Core and Punk and are promising to have a yaw-dropping performance on stage.

Prepare yourself for this toxic live package!


30.03.2017        DE – Bielefeld, Forum*
31.03.2017        DE – Essen, Turock*
01.04.2017        DE – München, Under the Black Moon Festival
06.04.2017        FR – Paris, O’Sullivan’s Backstage*
07.04.2017        NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg*
08.04.2017        DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
09.04.2017        DE – Jena, Rosenkeller*
20.04.2017        DE – Nürnberg, Z-Bau, Galerie**
21.04.2017        DE – Hannover, Bei Chez Heinz**
22.04.2017        DE – Hamburg, Knust**
23.04.2017        DE – Berlin, Lido**
28.04.2017        DE – Saarbrücken, Garage**
29.04.2017        DE – Stuttgart, Universum**
30.04.2017        CH – Pratteln, Z7**
01.05.2017        CH – Bern, ISC**

**Deserted Fear & Deathrite 



ELUVEITIE - announce new line-up!

Eluveitie released the following exciting statement today:

"Dear friends, fans & fellow metalheads

We're beyond excited to share really awesome news with you!
Because we can now say: FINALLY! The time of waiting has come to an end. 
For our future line-up as a band is final now, WE ARE COMPLETE AGAIN!

And it feels so incredibly good. :) From all our hearts we wanna thank you all for your patience, for your support and for staying with us all the way through these months of uncertainty! You are the best!!!

You might wonder who the new band members of Eluveitie are. 
Well, we won't tell you for now. 
But stay tuned - in exactly one week, on thursday, December 15 we will launch our brand new website (!
And it will start off with a countdown calendar to reveal the new Eluveitie line-up. One by one each band member will be revealed with pictures, videos, interviews and you will even get the chance to have chats with them!

The countdown will end on January 5, 2017. And you see where this is going, right? 

So don't miss this! Join us to celebrate!

Informations on the festival and tickets you can get here:

And if you wanna join the meet & greets and meet our new band members in person, then quickly get a VIP upgrade, as long as they're still available:

We cannot wait to see you & celebrate with you!

Cheers & sláinte"

Horisont & Black Mirrors over Europe

horisont blackmirrorsHORISONT – ABOUT TIME TOUR 2017
Good people of Europe, it’s time to rock n roll again! We had a blast touring America and we know the About Time Tour is going to be just as awesome! It’s been a while since we played for you all and with our new record this will be the best one yet! With us we bring two awesome bands, our Century Media label mates ‘77 and the oh so cool Black Mirrors. We look forward hanging with them and seeing them do what they do best! So, don’t miss this! Ticket links coming up soon!

Support: '77 and Black Mirrors
MAR 16 DE – Hamburg, Logo
MAR 17 DE – Siegen, Vortex
MAR 18 DE – Düsseldorf, Pitcher
MAR 19 NL – Helmond, Cacaofabriek
MAR 20 NL – Nijmegen, Merleyn
MAR 21 BE – Liège, La Zone
MAR 23 DE – Munich, Backstage
MAR 25 CH – Pratteln, Z7
MAR 26 AT – Vienna, Das Bach
MAR 27 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
MAR 28 DE – Weiher, Live Music Hall
MAR 29 DE – Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats
MAR 30 DE – Berlin, Privatclub
MAR 31 DK – Randers, Von Hatten*
APR 01 DK – Copenhagen, Huset*

Spiders (SE) replaces ‘77


amonamarth 2017Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have confirmed their return to Europe this Spring, in support of their current new album “Jomsviking”.

AMON AMARTH‘s tenth studio album, “Jomsviking" was released in March via Sony.  The record immediately crashed into the #1 slot in Germany and Austria, and #3 in Switzerland.

Joining as special guests will be fellow countrymen and legendary melodic death metal band DARK TRANQUILLITY from Gothenburg, Sweden, who will be supporting their new album “Atoma” which was released to great acclaim earlier this month on Century Media Records.

Also a part of AMON AMARTH’s crushing tour are OMNIUM GATHERUM from the north of Finland.

Get set to “raise your horns” with AMON AMARTH at the following shows:

March 23, 2017 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
March 24, 2017 – Erfurt, Germany @ Thüringenhalle
March 25, 2017 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
March 26, 2017– Ravensburg, Germany @ Oberschwabenclub
March 27, 2017 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
March 29, 2017 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
March 30, 2017 – Innsbruck, Austria @ Music Hall
March 31, 2017 – Nassfeld, Austria @ Full Metal Mountain Festival (**only Amon Amarth)
April 1, 2017 – Linz, Austria @ Posthof
April 2, 2017 – Graz, Austria @ Orpheum
April 4, 2017 – Saarbrücken, Germany @ Saarlandhalle
April 5, 2017 - Besançon, France @ La Rodia
April 6, 2017 – Marseille, France @ Le Cabaret Aléatoire
April 7, 2017 – Bordeaux, France @ Le Rocher de Palmer
April 8, 2017 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
April 10, 2017 – Malaga, Spain @ Paris 15
April 11, 2017 – Burgos, Spain @ Hangar
April 12, 2017 – Zaragoza, Spain @ Teatro de las Esquinas
April 14, 2017 – Caen, France @ Le Cargo
April 15, 2017 – Nancy, France @ L’Autre Canal

Tickets will go on general sale 10am on Wednesday via

AMON AMARTH comment, “We are having so much fun on our current European tour we decided we needed to come back and to do it again! We are definitely looking forward to playing some new places. This time we will continue the fun and lay waste to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France & Spain with Dark Tranquillity and Omnium Gatherum. The shows will be fantastic, beer soaked nights of heavy metal. We look forward to seeing our crazy berserker fans, and we warn you to get ready to fight, pillage and RAISE YOUR HORNS!"

DARK TRANQUILLITY follows up: "We're thrilled to announce that we'll bring "Atoma" to the European stages early next year. We have the honour of being the main support to our countrymen in Amon Amarth on their upcoming trek.  Horns up!”

See live footage from AMON AMARTH‘s amazing “Jomsviking” tour here:

Prepare to be raided! 

Amon Amarth online:

BLUES PILLS & KADAVAR - kick off European tour tomorrow!

192957 BLUES PILLS Lady in Gold Tour 2016 Poster ALL DATES web

Multi-national rock act BLUES PILLS will kick off their European co-headlining tour with label mates KADAVAR tomorrow, Friday, September 30, in Stockholm. Full dates see below.

BLUES PILLS will be touring in support of their latest chart breaking album, »Lady In Gold«, which went straight to #1 in the German album charts in its first week of sale.

KADAVAR are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed last album, »Berlin«, which charted on #18 in the German album charts upon its release in August 2015.

Support from STRAY TRAIN. 

The third show on October 3, in Copenhagen, Denmark is already sold out and tickets for all other shows are going fast. Be quick, you don't wanna miss this package!

»Lady In Gold«, produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS) featuring cover art by Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM) was released August 5, 2016 and entered the album charts in these countries:

Germany: #1
Switzerland: #2
Finland: #6
Austria: #12
Belgium: #19
Sweden: #27
UK: #31 (Indie #8, Vinyl #4)
France: #33
Norway: #36

More on »Lady In Gold«:
'I Felt A Change' music video:
'Little Boy Preacher' lyric video:
'Lady In Gold' music video:
About the album title and its meaning:
About the lyrics:
About the time after the debut:
About the songs:

»Lady In Gold« Tour 2016
+ special guest
30.09.2016 SE – Stockholm, Debaser
01.10.2016 SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
03.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset !!!SOLD OUT!!!
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, SimmCity
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
30.10.2016 FR - Paris, Le Trianon
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
11.11.2016 BE – Brussels, AB Box
13.11.2016 NL – Tilburg, 013

Festivals 2016
12.11.2016 DE Weissenhäusser Strand -Metalhammer Paradise*


KADADVAR headlining shows
06.10.2016 DE - Dresden, Beatpol
10.10.2016 DE - Bremen, Schlachthof
13.10.2016 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
14.10.2016 FR - Cognac, West Rock
27.10.2016 FR - Biarritz, L'Atabel
03.11.2016 UK - Belfast, Voodoo
07.11.2016 UK - Cardiff, Club Ifor Bach
10.11.2016 FR - Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
12.11.2016 DE - Münster, Sputnik Halle

'High Class Woman' music video:
'No Hope Left For Me' music video:
'Gypsy' music video:
'Devil Man' lyric video:
'Jupiter' lyric video:

More on KADAVAR: 
'The Old Man' music video:
'Last Living Dinosaur' music video:
'Reich der Träume' music video:
'Filthy Illusion' music video:
'Pale Blue Eyes' music video: | | | |




We are proud to announce that Swedish Rock 'n Rollers Imperial State Electric will join RTN Touring!

The highly-acclaimed Rock band around Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Entombed,...) will release their brand new album this month and will be touring Europe in 2017. More news TBA soon!

Nicke states: "We're super excited to be working with RTN Touring as they seem to be a good solid company, which is exactly what we need on our quest for world domination. Together we will force our electric rock & roll on the masses as it is the only salvation."

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