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Looking back at the last five or ten years in music history, it's difficult to find a match for 2016 when it comes to the sheer breadth and variety of huge releases coming out simultaneously. Just about every band and their mom released an album in 2016. Who would've thought we'd see another American Football record, ever? Let alone in the same year as a new Jimmy Eat World Record? There's plenty more out there. Skate punk legends Pulley returned after more than a decade away from full-lengths, the goddamn Descendents released another...

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Posted by BV on 22/03/17

The contests are rolling in at an insane pace! This time we're handing out 1x2 tickets for the upcoming show with Brutus in Copenhagen on March 27th at BETA.

The requirements are simple: For your chance to win, send your full name to contests@rockfreaks.net before 18:00 on Friday, March 24th. Remember also to indicate the band's name in the headline of your e-mail. The winner will be contacted directly.

More info on the event right here.


Posted by BV on 20/03/17

Let's get a fast contest going: This time we're handing out 2x2 tickets for the upcoming show with You Me At Six in Copenhagen on March 25th at VEGA.

Stream new sleepmakeswaves album "Made of Breath Only"

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Australian post-rock group sleepmakeswaves has made its new album, ”Made of Breath Only”, available for streaming in full over at RockHard.de, ahead of its official release next Friday, March 31st on Pelagic Records.

New Harvestman track "The Forest is Our Temple" streaming

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Head over to The Quietus to listen to ”The Forest is Our Temple” — a new song from Harvestman’s upcoming album, ”Music for Megaliths”, which is set to arrive on May 19th. You can find more details about the album in our earlier news.

For those unfamiliar with the moniker, Harvestman is a side-project of NeurosisSteve von Till’s.

Northlane surprise releases new album: "Mesmer"

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

The much-hyped, Aussie metalcore act Northlane has surprise-released a new album titled ”Mesmer”, which you can stream in its entirety below.

Groezrock finalises lineup for 2017

Posted by LF on 23/03/17

The Belgian punk festival Groezrock has completed this years lineup with the following additions:

Arcane Roots

Blood Youth

Boston Manor


Call It Off

Choking Victim


Cocaine Piss




Gorilla Biscuits


Jeff Rosenstock


Mobina Galore

No Turning Back


Red City Radio


Swingin' Utters


Trade Wind

Wolf Down

Young Hearts


Check out the full poster here:

You can join the Facebook event here and get tickets as well as more info through the festival website.

Watch CABAL's music video for "Purge"

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Danish deathcore act CABAL has unveiled the official music video for their song ”Purge”, which serves as the title track to an EP they released last year (read our praising review of it right here).

CABAL is booked for the Slam-It! mini-festival, which takes place at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on June 02nd, alongside a host of other international and domestic bands.

Tickets cost just 225 DKK and can be bought now via Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, see the official Facebook event.

Red Lama announces headlining Copenhagen show

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

The Danish tribal psych-rockers Red Lama will play a concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on April 21st with as-of-yet unannounced supports.

Tickets cost 100 DKK (+ fees) and can be bought from Billetto.dk. For more information, join the official Facebook event.

The group released a new studio album titled ”Dreams are Free” through All Good Clean Records last year, all of which is available for streaming below.

New Sólstafir track "Blafjall" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Icelandic post-metallers Sólstafir have made the second single off their upcoming album, ”Berdreyminn”, available for streaming via Terrorizer.com below in the shape of "Blafjall". The album itself is set to be released through Season of Mist on May 26th.

Blended Brew to play at Pumpehuset in May

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Danish hard rock group Blended Brew has booked a headlining show at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on May 26th, with the support act(s) to be announced.

Tickets can be bought from Billetto.dk for 100 DKK (+ fees), while the official Facebook event is found here.

The band’s most recent studio album, ”Hand Patrones”, came out in 2015 and was reviewed by us here. Last year however, the band put out an EP titled ”Laughing at Your Feet” — watch the music video for one of the songs from it, ”Open Ocean”, right here:

Heaven Shall Burn premieres "Corium" music video

Posted by AP on 23/03/17

Saalfeld, Germany’s extreme metallers Heaven Shall Burn have premiered the music video for ”Corium”, which appears on their latest album, ”Wanderer”. Watch the clip right here:

Dirkschneider books two Danish appearances in November

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Udo Dirkschneider, the famed former vocalist of German heavy metal group Accept, will perform at Amager Bio in Copenhagen under his solo Dirkschneider moniker on November 28th, as part of his ”Back to the Roots” touring cycle.

The trek sees Dirkschneider focusing on classic material by Accept during his reign in the band — but this will be the last chance to witness the musician doing so before he will resume touring off the back of his own music as U.D.O..

Tickets for the concert cost 295 DKK and can be bought via Ticketmaster.dk. More information is available in the official Facebook event.

An Århus show is also planned — at VoxHall in Århus on November 29th. Tickets cost 280 DKK and are available here, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.

Watch the music video for the classic ”Balls to the Wall” right here:

Satyricon to play two Danish concerts in October

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Satyricon will tour Europe to promote their upcoming, as-of-yet untitled new album, which is tentatively set for release on September 22nd. The trek includes two concerts in Denmark: one at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on October 17th and another at Train in Århus on October 19th.

Tickets for the Copenhagen show are on sale via Billetlugen.dk for 280 DKK (+ fees), with more information available in the official Facebook event.

Tickets for the Århus gig can be bought via Ticketmaster.dk for 250 DKK, while the Facebook event is found here.

Satyricon’s most recent album is 2014’s self-titled effort, which we reviewed here. Watch the official music video for the song ”Phoenix” from it below.

Kadavar announces Fall European tour (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Berlin, Germany’s ‘70s rock sensation Kadavar will return to Denmark to play at Copenhagen venue Pumpehuset on November 09th, with Death Alley tapped as support.

Tickets cost 225 DKK and will be released for sale tomorrow, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.dk. The official Facebook event is found here.

The show is part of a larger European tour, the routing for which is given below.

October 12th - Zeche Carl, Essen, GER

October 13th - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER

October 14th - Conne Island, Leipzig, GER

October 15th - Desertfest, Antwerpen, BEL

October 17th - Laiterie, Strasbourg, FRA

October 18th - Trabendo, Paris, FRA

October 19th - L’Ubu, Rennes, FRA

October 20th - Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRA

October 21st - But, Madrid, SPA

October 22nd - Bikini, Barcelona, SPA

October 24th - Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin, FRA

October 25th - Pont Rouge, Monthey, SWI

October 26th - Kiff, Aarau, SWI

October 27th - Backstage, München, GER

October 28th - Flex, Wien, AUT

October 29th - PPC, Graz, AUT

October 30th - Mocvara, Zagreb, CRO

November 01st - A38, Budapest, HUN

November 02nd - Progresja, Warszawa, POL

November 03rd - Kwadrat, Kraków, POL

November 04th - Nová Chmelnice, Praha, CZE

November 05th - Hirsch, Nürnberg, GER

November 07th - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NET

November 08th - Capitol, Hannover, GER

November 09th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

November 10th - Debaser, Stockholm, SWE

November 11th - Blå, Oslo, NOR

November 12th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

November 13th - Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, NET

November 15th - Stollwerck, Köln, GER

November 16th - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER

November 17th - LKA-Longhorn, Stuttgart, GER

November 18th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, GER

Kadavar continues to tour in support of their 2015-album, ”Berlin”, which we reviewed here. Watch the music video for one of the standout tracks from it, ”The Old Man”, right here:

New Ufomammut album "8" set to arrive in September

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Tortona, Italy-born psychedelic doom metallers Ufomammut have picked September 22nd as the official release date for their new album, which they have simply titled ”8”, on Neurot Recordings. Further information about the effort is still pending, but you can view some in-studio footage of the band recording it below.

Mogwai to play concert in Denmark in October

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Scottish post-rock icons Mogwai have announced a European tour this Fall, which includes a concert at Store Vega in Copenhagen on October 13th.

Tickets for the show cost 245 DKK and will be available to purchase from 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, March 22nd via Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, join the official Facebook event.

Here’s how the entire trek maps out:

September 08th - Festival No.6, Portmeirion, UK

October 10th - Rockefeller, Oslo, NOR

October 11th - Nobelberget, Stockholm, SWE

October 12th - KB, Malmö, SWE

October 13th - Store Vega, Copenhagen, DEN

October 14th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, GER

October 16th - Docks, Hamburg, GER

October 17th - E-Werk, Köln, GER

October 18th - Aéronef, Lille, FRA

October 20th - Ancienne Belgique, Bruxelles, BEL

October 22nd - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NET

October 23rd - Grand Rex, Paris, FRA

October 25th - Riviera, Madrid, SPA

October 26th - Reithalle, Basel, SWI

October 27th - Fabrique, Milano, ITA

October 28th - Atlantico, Roma, ITA

October 29th - Estragon, Bologna, ITA

October 31st - Roxy, Praha, CZE

November 01st - Arena, Wien, AUT

November 02nd - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, GER

November 03rd - Backstage, München, GER

December 15th - Brixton Academy, London, UK

December 16th - Hydro, Glasgow, UK

Mogwai’s most recent studio album, ”Rave Tapes”, dates back to 2014 and was praised by our writer LF in her review. You can watch the official music video for one of the songs from it, entitled ”The Lord is Out of Control”, right here:

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