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Aalborg Metal Festival 2017

Aalborg Metal Festival 2017

Aalborg Metal Festival has, over the years, become something of an institution. This is with good reason, because it has existed for 16 years, including this year’s edition. Before Copenhell was even thought of, Aalborg Metal Festival was (and still is) one of the go-to metal events in Denmark. Since its inception back in 2002, the surroundings of the student house (Studenterhuset) in the northern Danish city of Aalborg has been its cradle while “Denmark’s finest metal festival” has swelled from a one day festival into three d...

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Dark Buddha Rising to release "II" EP in March

Posted by AP on 12/12/17

Finnish psychedelic doom crew Dark Buddha Rising will release their second EP, entitled simply “II”, through Neurot Recordings on March 23rd. The effort comprises just two songs, “Mahathgata I” and “Mahathgata II”, both of which can be sampled via the below European tour trailer the band posted earlier this year.


Ministry to release "AmeriKKKant" in March

Posted by AP on 11/12/17

Chicago, IL’s industrial metal icons Ministry have set March 09th as the renewed official release date for their upcoming album, “AmeriKKKant”, on Nuclear Blast Records. The effort comprises the nine tracks listed below:


01. “I Know Words”

02. “Twilight Zone”

03. “Victims of a Clown”

04. “TV5/4Chan”

05. “We’re Tired of It”

06. “Wargasm”

07. “Antifa”

08. “Game Over”

09. “AmeriKKKa”


You can pre-order the effort and view the artwork here, while a stream of the first single, “Antifa”, is available below.


Of Mice & Men to Denmark in April

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Following their recent support duties in the country, Orange County, CA’s metalcore troop Of Mice & Men will return to Denmark next year for the third time in a short period — this time to play a headlining concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on April 09th.


Ticket price has been set to 255 DKK in the pre-sale over at Ticketmaster.dk, with more information available in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour with Wage War and Sylar providing support, the itinerary for which pans out, as follows:


April 02nd - ClubZal, St. Petersburg, RUS

April 03rd - Glav, Moskva, RUS

April 07th - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER

April 09th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

April 10th - Columbia Theater, Berlin, GER

April 11th - Proxima, Warszawa, POL

April 14th - Kofmehl, Solothurn, SWI

April 15th - Technikum, München, GER

April 17th - Batschkapp, Frankfurt am Main, GER

April 18th - Essigfabrik, Köln, GER

April 19th - Trabendo, Paris, FRA

April 29th - Academy, Dublin, IRE

April 30th - Mandela Hall, Belfast, UK


Of Mice & Men will release a new album titled “Defy” on January 19th, and the title track to it is available for streaming right here:


Bell Witch's Danish show officially confirmed

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Bell Witch’s recently announced show at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen has now officially been confirmed by the venue and promoter.


The concert, which takes place on April 04th, will include support from Monarch! and Bethmoora, and tickets are on sale now via Billetto.dk for 150 DKK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Bell Witch released their new 84-minute composition, “Mirror Reaper”, as a one-track album this past autumn — stream an excerpt from it right here:


Celeste announces Copenhagen show in February

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

The Lyon, France-born fusion metal act Celeste will play a concert at Loppen in Copenhagen on February 17th, with the local artists LLNN and Eyes tapped as supports.


Tickets are available through Billetlugen.dk for 115 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Celeste released a new album titled “Infidèle(s)” earlier this year — check out the track “Cette chute brutale” from it below:


Bellhound Choir debuts new single: "Borrowed Robes"

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Danish ‘folk noir’ singer-songwriter Bellhound Choir has premiered a new single dubbed “Borrowed Robes”, which you can stream via the various outlets listed here.


The track follows the release of Bellhound Choir’s third studio album, “Worried Kid” earlier this year, and Danish fans can look forward to hearing it live at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on December 16th, where he will play a full-band, co-headlining set with George Vjestica as the other protagonist.


Tickets are available to purchase via Billetto.dk for 130 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.

Haven Festival '18 announces first batch of artists

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Haven Festival, which focuses on art, food and microbrewery beer as well as music and will take place for the second time ever in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 10th and 11th, has revealed the first artist for its 2018 edition. These are:


Arcade Fire (ca)

Ariel Pink (us)

Big Thief (us)

Brockhampton (us)

Cancer (dk)

Einstürzende Neubauten (de)

Kamasi Washington (us)

Kevin Morby (us)

Moses Sumney (gh/us)

The Royal Danish Orchestra (dk)

Thåström (se)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (nz)


Ticket prices start from 1435 DKK and can be purchased now via Billetlugen.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.

Listen to new Black Foxxes track: "Sæla"

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Exeter, United Kingdom-based alternative rockers Black Foxxes have posted a new single called “Sæla”, which you can stream below. The band will release its new album, entitled “Reiði”, via Search & Destroy Records on March 16th.


Harm's Way announces new album & streams first single

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Chicago, IL’s crust hardcore act Harm’s Way has set February 09th as the official release date for their new album, which has been given the title “Posthuman”. The effort, which will be released through Metal Blade Records, comprises the ten tracks listed below:


01. “Human Carrying Capacity”

02. “Last Man”

03. “Sink”

04. “Temptation”

05. “Become a Machine”

06. “Call My Name”

07. “Unreality”

08. “Dissect Me”

09. “The Gift”

10. “Dead Space”


The first single, “Human Carrying Capacity”, as well as the artwork and pre-orders are all available over at this location.

Agrimonia to release "Awaken" in January

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Göteborg, Sweden’s sludge/post-metal crew Agrimonia will release a new album titled “Awaken” through Southern Lord on January 26th. It comprises the following songs:


01. “A World Unseen”

02. “Astray”

03. “Foreshadowed”

04. “Awaken”

05. “Withering”

06. “The Sparrow”


While more information is still pending, you can watch a trailer for the effort right here:


Hamferð premieres new video single: "Frosthvarv"

Posted by AP on 10/12/17

Faroese doom metallers Hamferð have premiered the music video for the second single off their upcoming album, “Támsins Iikam”, which is set to be released through Metal Blade Records on January 12th. You can stream the song, entitled “Frosthvarv“, at the bottom of this article.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band at any of their three Danish concerts with their countrymen in Svartmálm in February next year. These run, as follows:


February 21st - Lille VEGA, Copenhagen, DEN

February 22nd - Radar, Århus, DEN

February 23rd - Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DEN


Kvelertak unveils headlining Danish concert in May

Posted by AP on 8/12/17

Kvelertak has announced a headlining concert at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen on May 03rd.


Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.dk, costing 245 DKK a piece, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


The Norwegian metal’n’rollers continue to tour off the back of their 2016 album, “Nattesferd”, which we reviewed here. You can stream the title track right here:


Machine Head premieres new video single: "Catharsis"

Posted by AP on 8/12/17

Machine Head has premiered the music video for “Catharsis” — the title track to their upcoming album, which is set to be released on January 26th — below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at the Store VEGA in Copenhagen on May 01st. Tickets cost 375 DKK and are available to purchase via Ticketmaster.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which was revealed in our earlier news item.


Omnium Gatherum & Skálmöld to Denmark in May

Posted by AP on 8/12/17

Omnium Gatherum and Skálmöld have announced a co-headlining tour of the Nordics in the Spring next year, with Stam1na tapped as the opening act. The trek includes two concerts in Denmark: one at Gimle in Roskilde on May 04th and another at Platform 4 in Aalborg on May 12th.


Tickets for the former gig cost 100 DKK (+ fees) and are available to purchase via the venue’s website, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the full tour pans out:


May 04th - Gimle, Roskilde, DEN

May 05th - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, SWE

May 06th - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWE

May 07th - Frimis Salonger, Örebro, SWE

May 09th - Radisson Blu, Trondheim, NOR

May 10th - Karmøygeddon Festival, Haugesund, NOR

May 11th - Blå, Oslo, NOR

May 12th - Platform 4, Aalborg, DEN


The two headliners released a split 7” EP last month — you can stream the two tracks that comprise it below:



Anna von Hausswolff to release "Dead Magic" in March

Posted by AP on 8/12/17

The Swedish experimental multi-instrumentalist Anna von Hausswolff, who blew us away with her performance at this year’s edition of A Colossal Weekend, has set March 02nd as the official release date for her new album, “Dead Magic”.


The album was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark across nine days and the first single, “The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra”, even features the 20th century great pipe organ located within the famous Marmor Church in the city. You can view the artwork and pre-order the record here, while the aforementioned first single is available to stream below:


Sons Of Death Valley & Dirt Forge announce second co-headliner

Posted by AP on 8/12/17

Following up on our news three days ago, Sons Of Death Valley and Dirt Forge have announced a second co-headlining concert in the capital region next year.


The newly confirmed show will take place at Templet in Lyngby on February 24th, with tickets costing 100 DKK over at Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Be sure to sample some music off both bands’ latest albums, “Fathers of the Free” and “Soothsayer”, right here:



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