BRAINSTORM Nights of the Storm Tour 2016 WebBRAINSTORM 

& Special Guest: Winterstorm

Der Herbst wird stürmisch!

Unter dem Titel "Nights of the Storm" bekommt der Fan die volle Packung Metal!

Nach erfolgreicher Tour im Februar werden Deutschlands Power-Metal Helden BRAINSTORM im September & Oktober an ausgewählten Dates Headliner-Shows geben!
Das aktuelle Album "Scary Creatures" erschien im Januar 2016 via AFM Records und landete direkt in den Charts!

Als Special Guest dürfen wir WINTERSTORM begrüßen!

23.09.16 Burglengenfeld VAZ Pfarrheim
24.09.16 Lindau Club Vaudeville
30.09.16 Mannheim 7er Club
01.10.16 Hirschaid Jahnhalle
14.10.16 Aalen Rock It
15.10.16 Rheine Hypothalamus
16.10.16 Bochum Matrix

POWERWOLF And EPICA Join Forces for a co-headline European Tour 2017!


German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF and Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are teaming up for an European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE, which is scheduled for a September 30th 2016 release and POWERWOLFs spectacular DVD THE METAL MASS LIVE, which will be released July 29th 2016.

Comments Matthew Greywolf of POWERWOLF: „In early 2017 we will embark on a special tour, sharing stages throughout Europe with the amazing EPICA. Those shows will become POWERWOLFs biggest indoor metal masses to date. Be prepared for an amazing stage set and crazy nights full of metal madness!“

„Woohoow, this fall we're releasing our 7th studio album and the band has exciting times coming up! A new album means a new EPICA chapter and obviously a new world tour. Early 2017 we'll join forces with our German friends in POWERWOLF and together we'll storm stages allover Europe. If you want to hear our brand new songs come to live, if you want to see our brand new visuals and if you simply want to have a good time with us, we expect you on our biggest tour to date! I really can't wait to be back on the road again and to see the music, the energy and our lovely fans become one. Until then!"commented EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons.



12.01.2017 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
13.01.2017 DE - Cologne, Palladium
14.01.2017 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
16.01.2017 CH - Geneve, Salle des Fetes de Thonex
17.01.2017 CH - Zurich, Volkshaus
20.01.2017 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
21.01.2017 AT - Vienna, Gasometer
24.01.2017 PL - Warsaw, Progresja
25.01.2017 DE - Berlin, Huxleys
27.01.2017 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.01.2017 CZ - Prague, Forum Karlin
03.02.2017 UK - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
04.02.2017 FR - Paris, Zenith

Further dates of this tour to be announced at a later date.

Tickets for all shows will be available on June 8th at 10:00am CET and can be purchased on the bands’ websites and

EPICA VIP Upgrades are available from

SABATON Announce First Dates Of THE LAST TOUR In Europe 2017!

The Last TourSwedish 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:

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.


161544 EQUILIBRIUM Armageddon Tourposter WebGerman epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will release their brand-new opus entitled»Armageddon«, on August 12th via Nuclear Blast Records. In support of this upcoming release, the band will tour Europe this autumn to present the new material to the fans! Direct support will come from Dutch pagan folk metallers HEIDEVOLK. Black Forest metallersFINSTERFORST and epic melodic death virtuosos NOTHGARD - EQUILIBRIUM's Dom R. Crey is playing the guitar in them as well - will be playing as opening acts! Find all dates below!

René Berthiaume commented on the tour:
"We're really looking forward to tour Europe once again after two years. Our new album has become extremely wicked; now we want to cement this fact live as well. We're also happy about HEIDEVOLK, FINSTERFORST, and NOTHGARD joining us on this run. I think the fans can look forward to exciting and diverse shows, packed with epic, pagan and melodic death metal!"

»Armageddon« - Europe 2016

Presented by:
RockHard, Legacy,, Noizeletter, Nuclear Blast, RTN Touring

22.09.  D         Nürnberg - Hirsch
24.09.  D         Leipzig - Hellraiser
25.09.  CZ        Prague - Nova Chmelnice
26.09.  A          Wien - Szene
28.09.  PL        Cracov - Kwadrat*
29.09.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja*
30.09.  D         Berlin - Bi Nuu
01.10.  D         Bochum - Matrix
02.10.  NL        Eindhoven - Dynamo
03.10.  UK       London - Underworld*
05.10.  F          Paris - Divan Du Monde*
06.10.  F          Rennes - Antipode*
07.10.  F          Toulouse - Metronum*
08.10.  E          Madrid - Arena*
09.10.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2*
10.10.  F          Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne*
11.10.  CH       Pratteln - Z7
12.10.  B          Vosselaar - Biebob
13.10.  F          Colmar - Grillen
14.10.  D         Karlsruhe - Substage
15.10.  D         München - Backstage
16.10.  A          Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
*without NOTHGARD

24.06.  FIN       Nummijärvi - Nummirock
13.07.  H         Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
14.07.  D         Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
15.07.  D         Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
05.08.  D         Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
12.08.  D         Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
17.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on the new opus, »Armageddon«. The result is rather dark, yet remains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered byMaor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

René states: "Once more, Skadi created a wonderful piece of art, which captures the more darker atmosphere of »Armageddon« perfectly. As on the album, you can discover a lot of details in the artwork as well. Skadi's style - traditionally drawn motifs become one overall picture digitally - fits marvellously to our music. Again and again, it's an exciting feeling if the music becomes even more concrete and livelier by the artwork."

More details coming soon!

More info:

BLUES PILLS announce headlining tour with KADAVAR!

BLUES PILLS Lady in Gold Tour 2016 Poster ALL DATES web

BLUES 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: or

»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
+ 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

Festivals 2016
23.06.2016 NO Halden -Tons Of Rock
24.06.2016 DE Neuhausen ob Eck -Southside
25.06.2016 DE Eichenring bei Scheeßel - Hurricane
30.06.2016 DK Roskilde -Roskilde Festival
01.07.2016 SE Norrköping -Bravalla Festival
02.07.2016 NO Skanevik -Skanevik Blues Festival
07.07.2016 SE Börlange -Peace & Love Festival
08.07.2016 PL Suwalki -Suwalki Blues Festival
09.07.2016 LU Differdange -Blues Express
16.07.2016 AT Bludenz -Woodrock
23.07.2016 UK Gwent -Steelhouse Festival
28.07.2016 DE Breitenbach am Herzberg -Burg Herzberg Festival
30.07.2016 DE Bornich -Loreley
31.07.2016 DE Mosbach -Großer Elzpark
12.08.2016 AT Bildein -Picture On festival
18.08.2016 BE Hasselt -Pukkelpop Festival
19.08.2016 DE Torgau -Rock & Blues Nacht
20.08.2016 DE Dinkelsbühl -Summer Breeze
11.11.2016 DE Weissenhäuser Strand -Metal Hammer Paradise

Club Shows
12.07.2016 DE Heidelberg -Halle 02
13.07.2016 AT Salzburg -Rockhouse
15.07.2016 DE Regensburg –Airport Obertraubling
17.07.2016 DE Augsburg -Musikkantine
19.07.2016 FR Colmar -Grillen
20.07.2016 DE Worpswede -Music Hall
24.07.2016 NL Amsterdam -Melkweg
26.07.2016 DE Siegburg -Kubana


Kreator Tour 2017In 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 hammer, Metal + Wine,, Musix, Nuclear Blast, Peta, Piranha, RTN-Touring, Tätowiermagazin, Visions


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

KREATOR on YouTube:
‚Civilization Collapse‘official video:
‚Phantom Antichrist‘official video:
‚Death To The World‘live video:

‚The Vatican‘official video:
‚Da Lama Ao Caos‘ official video:

SOILWORK on YouTube:
‚Death In General‘official video:
‚Enemies In Fidelity‘official video:

ABORTED on YouTube:
‚Divine Impediment‘official video:
‚Termination Redux‘ official video:

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.



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:

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:


Kobra and the Lotus

We are honored to announce that Canadian Metal heroes KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will join forces with RTN Touring! After touring with giants as KISS, Def Leppard, Judas Priest among others and conquering main stages at Wacken Open Air, Hellfest Open Air Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Download (UK), Sonisphere Festival and many other festivals, we are thrilled that we’ll have the privilege to lead the band to every possible festival and concert venue all over the globe!

Frontwoman Kobra Paige states: "This has been a year for serious evolution; evolution in the magic we are creating for our fans and an evolution in building a magnificent team required to support us along the journey. We have been working very hard on a significant chunk of brand new music, music we are super proud to release very soon. Double album, double the ambition, double the ‘loving’ sucker punch! Kobra and the Lotus has always lived for the fans of rock and metal, keeping live music alive and well. Now we are going to bring that hellish wildfire of loving’ along the sides of a fantastic roster of artists. We are so excited and humble to be joining the roster of Rock The Nation Touring and their team of fantastic people!!! Rock the Nation…. that’s just what we’re gonna do!! HORNS UP!!!” Kobra Paige

Kobra And The Lotus will tour Europe this fall supporting Delain and Evergrey. The band is currently working on a brand new double album to be released in 2017 so you might want to keep an eye on the band’s web pages!


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