KADAVAR Set to Kick Off North American Tour

Berlin Proto-Metal Power Trio Set to Kick Off North American Headlining Tour

Blues-Bruised Band Reinterprets Metal’s Masters to Intoxicating, Addictive Effect; Bringing Amplified Live Show to Stateside Stages Now
Deluxe, 2-CD “Tour Edition” of New Album Abra Kadavar to be Released May 13!

Berlin-based psychedelic power rock trio KADAVAR launched their North American headlining tour in Houston, TX. The scheduled five week trek — presented by Scion AV — will see the band take the stage in 25 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, bringing its much talked about live show and deep daze retro-metal to as many music fans as possible. KADAVAR continues to thrill audiences across the globe, touring in support of its latest a self-titled debut, LP Abra Kadavar.

 “We are excited to return to North America and our amplifiers are at the ready,” comments KADAVAR vocalist/guitarist Christoph Lindemann.

“We hope you are ready for what we are bringing your way. See you soon.”

The KADAVAR headlining trek kicks off on the heels of multiple, much-talked-about live performances as part of the 2014 SXSW Festival, where the trio was hailed as “super exciting” and “a must-see live band.”

Since the release of 2012’s eponymous debut album, KADAVAR has cast a spell over fans of solid riff-driven yet doom-like 70’s hard rock (à la BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM) and has shared the stage with like-minded acts such as SLEEP, ELECTRIC WIZARD and SAINT VITUS. Now, music fans can witness for themselves the captivating power and excitement of KADAVAR’s vaunted live show as the North American tour is set to begin. 

Additionally, Nuclear Blast Records will release a special “Tour Edition” of KADAVAR’s Abra Kadavar on May 13. The limited edition set will include the band’s latest album in its entirety packaged along with a second, full live CD, documenting the band’s undeniably memorable and powerful live show.

For full details and to pre-order the release, visit here

KADAVAR “Abra Kadavar” remaining tour dates:

     * = support from Mothership
** = support from Sons of Huns
*** = support from The Shrine

     April 8      Tampa, FL             The Orpheum *
     April 9      Orlando, FL            Backbooth *
     April 10    Atlanta, GA            Masquerade *
     April 11    Nashville, TN          The End *
     April 12    Asheville, NC          The One Stop Deli & Bar *
     April 14    Brooklyn, NY          Saint Vitus **
     April 15    New York, NY         Mercury Lounge **
     April 16    Washington, DC      DC9 Nightclub **
     April 17    Philadelphia, PA      KungFu Necktie **
     April 19    Worcester, MA        The Palladium (*NEM&H Fest)
     April 20    Montreal, QC          Petit Campus **
     April 21    Toronto, ONT          The Horseshoe Tavern **
     April 22    Detroit, MI              Magic Stick Lounge **
     April 23    Columbus, OH       Ace of Cups **
     April 24    Chicago, IL            Double Door **
     April 25    Minneapolis, MN    First Avenue (w/ Graveyard)
     April 26    Merriam, KS          Aftershock **
     April 27    St Louis, MO         Fubar **
     April 29    Denver, CO            Marquis Theatre (w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan)
     April 30    Albuquerque, NM    Launch Pad **
     May 2      Austin, TX              Carson Creek (*Austin Psych Fest)
     May 5      Salt Lake City, UT  Burt’s Tiki Lounge ***
     May 7      Seattle, WA           Studio Seven ***
     May 8      Portland, OR          Wonder Ballroom ***
     May 9      San Francisco, CA  Bottom of the Hill ***
     May 10    Santa Cruz, CA      The Crepe Place ***
     May 11    Santa Ana, CA       The Observatory (*Psycho de Mayo Fest)
     May 12    Los Angeles, CA     The Roxy Theatre ***

KADAVAR: Christoph “Lupus” Lindemann (guitar / vocals), Simon “Dragon” Bouteloup (Bass) and Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt (Drums).
KADAVAR - Come Back Life (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

 

THE OCEAN Triple DVD Slated for December Release in North America

THE OCEAN‘s highly anticipated triple-DVD release, “Collective Oblivion,” will be released one month later than originally planned. Fans will be able to buy their copies in stores and on-line on Decmber 10th. Until then, the DVD/t-shirt bundle is still available via Indiemerch HERE. Additionally, THE OCEAN’s European tour with Shining, Tides From Nebula, and Hacride began yesterday and will be the final tour featuring drummer Luc Hess and Jona Nido.

And update from THE OCEAN:

“As most of you will already know by now, Luc and Jona are leaving the band at the end of this tour. They have given us fair notice of their departure in June this year, so that we would have enough time to find replacements.”

Luc Hess comments:

“I’m getting to this point where i feel like everything I could bring to this band, i already have. And everything I learned music-wise from it can’t go any further. This is a tough decision, but i’ve been thinking this through since a while already. I have no regrets at all, it was most certainly one of the best experiences I’ve ever lived, and I am more than happy we’ve been through this together. I feel very thankful and grateful that you guys trusted me and shared these moments over the last 5 years.”

jonaJona Nido comments:

“There are obviously a ton of reasons for that to happen now. These include artistic divergence, full-time commitment to a project that isn’t 100% fulfilling anymore and other stuff like not wanting to deal with certain aspects/restrictions of what an established/touring act requires for its production and also the way things are generally working, especially on a personal level.”

Robin Staps continues:

“These guys have dedicated the time of their lives to playing live with this band, and I am grateful for sharing what has always been essentially my own vision of this band with me for almost 6 years. Jona has written great songs for “Anthropocentric”, and Luc has coined and personalized the sound of this band with his hard-hitting, creative approach to drumming. But over the past 2 years of intense touring, we have grown apart as musicians and as people, and it has gotten to a point where it was unfulfilling for everyone involved.

“A divorce usually hurts, but it always also opens up new horizons. We are happy to announce that Paul Seidel will be the new drummer in The Ocean. Paul is currently playing in War From A Harlot’s Mouth, who are going on indefinite hiatus at the end of the year, as well as in Dioramic and Wassbass. He also gives drum lessons in Berlin and knows from the experience with his own bands what it’s like to tour America, Europe and Australia. To get a taste of Paul’s drumming, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX1KWPtHLg

“This clip only represents a small fraction of Paul repertoire and abilities. We have only had 3 rehearsals with Paul so far, but it has clicked from the beginning both on a musical and personal level. I would have never thought that I could find another drummer who plays at the same level as Luc, but now I am sure that Paul will not only follow in Luc’s footsteps, but also stray from the path and bring new, exciting things to the table. I always knew that Paul was a machine who wouldn’t struggle with fast stuff like in ‘Disequilibrated’ or ‘The Wish In Dreams’, but watching him enjoy playing some of the slow and calm songs with so much feeling and energy really made me aware of how awesome and versatile a drummer he really is. Paul was the only drummer we auditioned, and after we did, there was no desire to try out anyone else.”

Paul Seidel adds:

“I’m very pleased to officially announce, that I’ll be joining forces with THE OCEAN. I am glad, both musically and on a personal scale, to walk new paths and broaden my horizon. My personal approach has always been to overcome genre boundaries as well as stereotypes, to swim against the current and to play or enjoy music apart from conventional habits. THE OCEAN have ever since implemented a conceptual urge in the context of progressive music and have never been afraid to dare to experiment. Therefore, I am more than looking forward to getting creative and contribute my part to the art of THE OCEAN.”

THE OCEAN are streaming the entire ‘China’ chapter of Collective Oblivion. Head to noisey.vice.com to view the 30 minute chapter.
Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial/
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective

RAGNAROK to Tour with INCANTATION This November

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK will hit the road in Europe next month when they embark on a European tour supporting US death metal legends Incantation. Both bands are veterans of the metal scene and will be touring with their latest albums – RAGNAROK with their seventh-full length “Malediction”, released on Agonia Records, and Incantation with their ninth full-length “Vanquish in Vengeance” which came out on Listenable Records.

Billed as the Crusade of Vengeance Tour, routing for the sixteen-date tour is as follows:

08.11 – Aalborg Metal Fest, Aalborg, Denmark

09.11 – Turock, Essen, Germany
10.11 – Steinbruch Theatre, Darmstadt , Germany
11.11 – Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
12.11 – Klub Mir, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
13.11 – to be announced
14.11 – Gladhouse, Cottbus, Germany
15.11 – Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany
16.11 – U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
17.11 – K17, Berlin, Germany
18.11 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
19.11 – to be announced
20.11 – Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
21.11 – Secret Place, Montpellier, France
22.11 – Cycle, Calenzano/Florence, Italy
23.11 – Colony, Brescia, Italy

With the band’s Twentieth Anniversary coming up next year, RAGNAROK was formed in 1994 by drummer Jontho and then-bassist Jerv. The band’s current lineup includes Jontho on drums, Hans Fyrst on vocals, DezeptiCunt on Bass and Bolverk on guitars. For this tour however, vocal duties will be taken on by Nattsol frontman Venomenon, filling in for Hans Fyrst who has unavoidable commitments outside of music during this time.

“Collectors of the King” official video can be seen at: http://youtu.be/PRzjdYqRzKY

Two premiere tracks off “Malediction” album can be streamed at: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/ragnarok-blood-of-saints and https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/ragnarok-sword-of-damocles

Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

About RAGNAROK visit: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com and https://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

 

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH to Support LAMB OF GOD

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH have been added to LAMB OF GOD‘s European tour. The band is set to play a string of three select dates in Germany, starting on August 4 in Köln, before ending on August 6 in Berlin. A full list of tour dates and a ticket link can be found below.

The band released a video play-through of the track titled Terrifier. Drummer Paul Seidel can be seen playing the song here.

Terrifier was taken from WAR FROM HARLOTS MOUTH’s newest album, Voyeur.

A music video for the song Vertigo is also streaming here.

Additionally, the band is streaming Voyeur in its entirety at the official WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released Voyeur on November 6, 2012 via Season of Mist, which can be heard on The Welding Room. Voyeur is available as a CD Digipack (limited to the first pressing), an LP (with digital download card), and a CD/T-Shirt bundle. The limited edition Digipack includes two bonus tracks and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive Voyeur t-shirt are available at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Tour dates:
08/04/2013 Köln, DE- Essigfabrik
08/05/2013 Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
08/06/2013 Berlin, DE – C-Club

Season of Mist website

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH on website, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace

TEMPLE OF BAAL Finishing Up New Album

French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL are currently giving the final touches to their fourth album. The recording sessions are taking place in Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli).

The new recording will consist of ten tracks with a running time of about one hour, released by Agonia Records in the fall of 2013. The band describes the effort as “a blend between Lightslaying Rituals’ (sophomore release) aggression, and the last split CD The Vision Of Fading Mankind’s epic atmospheres.”

TEMPLE OF BAAL is recommended for fans of old Vader, Destroyer 666, Razor of Occam and similar. A track off band’s latest split CD, The Vision Of Fading Mankind (2012) streaming here: https://soundcloud.com/templeofbaal/1-ordeals-of-the-void

Festival appearances and live dates:

14.09 – Momignies Extreme Fest, Belgium (w/ Gospel Of The Horns, Inhumate)
12.10 – Giessen, Under The Sign Of The Black Light Fest, Germany (w/ Acheron, Archgoat)
09.11 – St Germain En Laye, Wolf Throne Festival, France (w/ Archgoat, Antaeus, Destroyer 666)

Tour w/ Gehenna, Throne of Katarsis and Paragon Belial:

18.10 Paris, France
20.10 Mülheim, Germany
24.10 Berlin, Germany
25.10 Erfurt, Germany
26.10 Plzen, Phantoms of Pilsen Fest, Czech Republic (with Nargaroth, Aura Noir…)

Follow the band at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temple-Of-Baal/20135072962