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)

 

AVATARIUM Debut Record Out Now

Stockholm-based Doom Supergroup AVATARIUM released their highly anticipated self-titled debut record Avatarium via Nuclear Blast.AVATARIUM – debut record out now! - 2013-11-01 00:00

The band features legendary Doom Metal pioneer Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) on bass, Marcus Jidell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Carl Westholm (CANDLEMASS) on keyboards, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums and Jennie-Ann Smith handling vocal duties.

Critics worldwide speak in unity, with most praiseful words:

“Avatarium is a progged-up, doom metal masterpiece and Leif Edling is a fucking genius!” Metal Hammer UK

“The new emotional feeling of Dark Doom is called AVATARIUM. Strong & fragile, powerful and poetic!” – METALLIAN

Several different versions of the album are available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Avatarium is also available as a full stream here: http://bit.ly/AvatariumStream

SEPULTURA Cancel U.S. Tour

Brazilian Thrashers SEPULTURA have issued the following statement on
North American Tour Cancellation:

“Due to the delay in obtaining a visa for the band to enter the United States, we regret to inform all fans that the previously announced North American tour is being cancelled. We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the Tsunami Of Metal tour UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, SCAR THE MARTYR, ANCIIENTS, and DARK SERMON.”

Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund.

Released today in the U.S. & Canada, SEPULTURA’s new album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (KORN, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY) and co-produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, INCANTATION).

The album can be streamed in its entirety on the Metal Hammer U.K.
website through November 1: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/stream-new-sepultura-album-the-mediator-between-head-and-hands-must-be-the-heart/

Album bundles that include an exclusive t-shirt design can be ordered now from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/tmbhahmbth-cddvd

Track listing:SEPULTURA - Trauma Of War
01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss Of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)

 

THE OCEAN Roadside Update – 7/31/2013

THE OCEAN are currently making their way through North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the progressive sound contortionists are leveling stages nightly alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more.

Founding guitarist Robin Staps comments of the trek:

“Summer Slaughter has been a blast so far… we struggled with some technical issues in the beginning and, and finding a setup/routine that works within those 10 minutes changeovers wasn’t easy, but we’re there now, and have been thoroughly enjoying the past few shows. More good stuff to come!”


THE OCEAN have added a number of last minute US headlining shows on the Summer Slaughter off days which include performances in Hartford, Omaha and Vancouver as well as a very special meet & greet on August 6 in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.

Elaborates Staps:

“On August 6th, we will all be hanging out at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, where we played a great show in 2011 with support from Pelagic Records recording artists Family, and The Binary Code, as some of you may remember. We are stoked to see these two awesome bands perform at Saint Vitus Bar again, as well as Black Table. Rumors have it that there is this band called ‘Pelagial’ playing as well, we’re very curious to find out what that is all about… we will all be there to sign whatever stuff you bring, preferably foreheads, melons or live animals, so come say hi if you’re from the NYC area!”

Following the band’s stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, China and Russia before embarking upon a full European headlining tour set to commence on October 29, 2013. Support will come by way of Norway’s Shining, Poland’s Tides From Nebula and France’s Hacride. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, THE OCEAN recently launched a brand new video for “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” from their most recent album, Pelagial. The band’s first official music video, not counting previous videos composed of live footage, was directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach and produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray. Upon initial post, the video was instantly censored by YouTube because of nudity but is now available via Vimeo. (Update: the video is back on YouTube and is age-restricted)

Watch “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” at metalblade.com/theocean and request THE OCEAN on The Welding Room with #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom via Twitter.

THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour [remaining dates]:
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

8/05/2013 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT ***

8/06/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY – SPECIAL MEET & GREET!
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
8/15/2013 Club Antares – Omaha, NE ***
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
***THE OCEAN headlining shows

THE OCEAN
8/21/2013 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
8/24/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX
9/01/2013 The Wall – Taipeh, TWN
9/04/2013 Hidden Agenda – Hong Kong, CHN
9/05/2013 B10 – Shenzhen, CHN
9/06/2013 SD – Guangzhou, CHN
9/07/2013 Vox – Wuhan, CHN
9/08/2013 46 House – Changsha, CHN
9/11/2013 Yuylntang – Shanghai, CHN
9/12/2013 Nuts – Chongqing, CHN
9/13/2013 Little Bar – Chengdu, CHN
9/14/2013 Mao – Beijing CHN
9/15/2013 13 Club – Tianjin, CHN
9/19/2013 Megapolis – Irkutsk, RUS
9/21/2013 Era – Krasnoyarsk, RUS
9/22/2013 Mayak – Tomsk, RUS
9/23/2013 Rock City – Novosibirsk, RUS
9/25/2013 Plan-K.Tone – Tyumen, RUS
9/26/2013 Nirvana – Yekaterinburg, RUS
9/28/2013 Plan B – Moscow, RUS
9/29/2013 Arktika – Saint-Petersburg, RUS

THE OCEAN Festival Performances:
10/03/2013 FZQ Freiseitzentrum West @ WestEnd Festival – Dortmund, Germany
10/06/2013 JC Sjiwa @ Progpower Europe – Baarlo, Netherlends
10/13/2013 Essigfabrik @ Euroblast Festival – Cologne, Germany

THE OCEAN w/ Shining, Tide From Nebula, Hacride:
10/29/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany
10/30/2013 Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
10/31/2013 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
11/01/2013 The Garage – London, United Kingdom
11/03/2013 Divan du Monde – Paris, France
11/05/2013 Apolo 2 – Barcelona, Spain
11/06/2013 Caracol – Madrid, Spain
11/07/2013 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
11/09/2013 AudioDrome – Turin, Italy
11/10/2013 Traffic – Rome, Italy
11/11/2013 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/12/2013 Backstage Club – Munich, Germany
11/13/2013 Salzhaus – Winterthur, Switzerland
11/14/2013 La Poudriere – Belfort, France
11/15/2013 Zeche Carl – Essen, Germany
11/17/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany
11/18/2013 Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
11/19/2013 Alibi – Wroclaw, Poland

“…ambitious and adventurous…” – Terrorizer

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos” – Spin

“…a hallmark album for a gifted team of artisans… Pelagial is one of the most invested albums THE OCEAN has yet conceived. Prepare to be not only submerged but actually touched by this album” — Blabbermouth

“Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of” – Crave Online

“Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name” – MetalSucks

“…a journey within itself…” — Metal Insider

“…destined to be one of the year’s best releases” – Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into the ocean and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding… you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art” – New Noise Magazine

http://www.metalblade.com/theocean
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective
https://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial

 

AMORPHIS Hit the Charts With New Album

AMORPHIS update from the mighty NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS!

Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, entered the charts with their most recent effort, Circle, leading with a sensational #1 position in their origin, Finland. Congratulations, guys!

AMORPHIS

Finland: #1
Germany: #13
Hungary: #13
UK: #14 (Rock Top 40)
Austria: #24
Sweden: #33, #3 (Rock/Metal)
Japan: #39
Switzerland: #57

Circle was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Order the album via http://smarturl.it/AmoCircle

They recently posted the official video for the first single, Hopeless Days at this location:

Also check:
Enchanted By The Moon lyric video: http://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU
Shades Of Gray lyric video: http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8




Hopeless Days lyric video: http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8


Circle track by track: http://youtu.be/qbCj7cYk-Kg
Studio Report Part 1: http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Studio Report Part 2: http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Studio Report Part 3: http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ
Studio Report Part 4: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY

AMORPHIS CIRCLE World Tour

presented by ROCK HARD, ZILLO, BLAST!, METALNEWS.DE
05.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
06.11. D Bochum – Zeche
07.11. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
08.11. D Munich – Backstage
09.11. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
10.11. CH Geneve – L’Usine
12.11. E Barcelona – Apolo
13.11. E Valencia – Rock City
14.11. E Sevilla – Sala Custom
15.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garage
16.11. E Madrid – But
17.11. E Bilbao – Kafé Antzokia
19.11. F Toulouse – Connexion
20.11. F Paris – Divan Du Monde
21.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
22.11. D Dresden – Tante Ju
24.11. A Vienna – Szene
26.11. I Milan – Alcatraz
27.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
28.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park
30.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
01.12. UK London – O2 Academy Islington
04.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle
05.12. DK Odense – Posten
06.12. S Gothenburg – Brewhouse
07.12. N Oslo – John Dee
08.12. S Stockholm – Klubben

 

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Working On New Album Now!

Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is currently working on their third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.

Cristiano Trionfera (guitar, vocals) states: 

“We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing… Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful.”

For this album the band also used the precious collaboration of very talented guests, which gave a great contribution to make it a unique piece of art.

Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented:

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

Francesco Paoli (Drummer) adds: 

“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us. We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”

The bands third album is due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast records worldwide

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - European tour in May! - 2013-02-22 00:00

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE live w/ SEPTICFLESH, CARACH ANGREN & DESCENDING

THE GREAT MASS OVER EUROPE TOUR 2013

06.05.13 IT Cortemaggiore, The Fillmore 
07.05.13 Fr Montepellier, Secret Place
08.05.13 ES Madrid, Caracol
09.05.13 ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
10.05.13 CH Geneve, Lùsine
11.05.13 Fr Luynes, Korigan
12.05.13 Fr Colmar, Grillen
13.05.13 Fr Lyon, CCO
14.05.13 Fr Paris, Divan du Monde
15.05.13 Fr Rennes, Ubu
16.05.13 BE Vosselaar,Biebob
17.05.13 DE Cottbus, Glad House
18.05.13 PL Warsaw, Progresja
19.05.13 PL Wroclaw, Firlej
20.05.13 CZ Prag, Nova Chmelnice
21.05.13 HU Budapest, TBA
22.05.13 AT Wien, Viper Room
23.05.13 DE München, Backstage
24.05.13 DE Hünxe, Extremefest
25.05.13 CH Winterthur, Gaswerk

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Get the track The Violation from the album Agony as MP3 for free!

  • Paolo Rossi (Bass, Clean Vocals )
  • Francesco Paoli (Drums, Guitars, Vocals)
  • Cristiano Trionfera (Guitars, Vocals, Orchestral Arrangements )
  • Tommaso Riccardi (Vocals, Guitars)
  • Francesco Ferrini (Piano)

 

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Album Details, To Join Mayhem Fest

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Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) set Halo of Blood as the title of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.

They also unveiled the album cover art, created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records Follow the Reaper, Are You Dead Yet? and Hate Crew Deathroll.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo of Blood in Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll and producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman and international guitar hero Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho comments,

Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we’ve kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB’s sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we’ve ever made and lyrically, there are themes we’ve never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!”

Halo Of Blood tracklisting:

1.) Waste of Skin
2.) Halo of Blood
3.) Scream for Silence
4.) Transference
5.) Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6.) The Days are Numbered
7.) Dead Man’s Hand on You
8.) Damage Beyond Repair
9.) All Twisted
10.) One Bottle and a Knee Deep

In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is listed on THE WELDING ROOM – TOUR DATES page.

 

About CHILDREN OF BODOM:

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s superstar frontman/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by VICE. 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Henkka Seppälä (bass), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Warman (keyboards).