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Roadburn Festival 2016

Roadburn Festival 2016

I started last my Roadburn 2015 review with self-condemnation for attending the same festival as the year prior while there exists a lengthy list of festivals I still yearn to embrace, however, when an experience is as life-affirming AND brilliant as 8-12 April 2015 was for yours truly then there is simply no other outcome but to say: HELLO, ROADBURN 2016! As a festival that truly does not stand still there were some significant changes in the air for this year's trip to Tilburg's unearthly delights. 013, the festival's lead venue an...

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The New S**t Showcase expands to Århus in 2017

Posted by AP on 2/05/16

Danish metal blog Blastbeast.dk’s annual New S**t Showcase for up-and-coming domestic bands will expand to encompass the Atlas venue in Århus as well as its usual locale at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen next year.


The Copenhagen showcase will take place on Saturday, January 07th, with the Århus edition set to follow on Saturday, January 21st.


Both occasions will feature the same six bands hand-picked by the Blastbeast.dk writers on a bi-monthly basis this year. So far the artists include heritage rockers The Ritual, melodic prog-metal crew Iotunn and the newly announced groove death metal dealers Bæst.


The New S**t Showcase has previously brought through some of the more established names in the Danish rock / metal scene right now, such as Bersærk, EVRA, Grusom, Lucer and møl. You can read or re-read our thoughts on this year’s festivities right here.

Sabaton announces new album: "The Last Stand"

Posted by AP on 30/04/16

Swedish heavy metallers Sabaton have set ”The Last Stand” as the title to their next album, and announced that it will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on August 19th. Bassist Pär Sundström offered the following comments regarding the effort:


We once work again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album. The mastering will be done by Jonas Kjellgren who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden. Both 'Carolus Rex’ and 'Heroes’ were done in the same way and we feel very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as SABATON, but we really feel we took it a step forward this time.

Commenting on the Peter Sallaí-created artwork as well as the album’s concept, Sundström continued:


We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though.


We  always have several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will unfortunately never run out of ideas. We kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for SABATON. Something we really wanted to do. Heroes was a perfect theme and The Last Stand is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research.


Vocalist Joacim Broden further added:


The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were "all in excited" about the subject so it was an easy choice to make.

Sabaton will play at this summer's Smukfest in Skanderborg, Denmark.

Death Angel premieres "Hatred United / United Hate" music video

Posted by AP on 30/04/16

Bay Area thrash veterans Death Angel have premiered the music video for ”Hatred United / United Hate” taken off their upcoming album ”The Evil Divide”, which lands in stores on May 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the clip right here:


Another new Volbeat song "For evigt" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

Danish arena metallers Volbeat have shared another song from their forthcoming album ”Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie”, which comes out on June 03rd via Universal Music GmbH.


The track, entitled ”For evigt" and available for streaming below, features guest vocals by Magtens Korridorer’s Johan Olsen, who also made a cameo on ”The Garden’s Tale” off the band’s 2007 album ”Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil”, which we reviewed here.



Volbeat will play at this summer’s Tinderbox and Nibe Festival on June 24th and June 29th respectively, and apart from those two shows, no further Danish appearances have been announced as of yet.

Dying Fetus, Black Dahlia Murder & more to Denmark in August

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

Upper Marlboro, MD’s brutal death metal icons Dying Fetus and Waterford, MI based modern death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder will co-headline a concert at Beta in Copenhagen on August 16th, with support coming from NOLA extreme metallers Goatwhore and Minot, ND born black metal crew Ghost Bath. Rumour has it the show is part of the annual Dirty Days of Summer events, but this remains to be confirmed by the venue.


The concert is part of a series of European dates the bands are doing together, the entirety of which pans out, as follows:


August 06th - Garage, Saarbrücken, GER

August 08th - Dynamo, Zürich, SWI

August 09th - Rockhouse, Salzburg, AUT

August 15th - Tower, Bremen, GER

August 16th - Beta, Copenhagen, DEN

August 17th - Lido, Berlin, GER

Wovenhand announces new album & European tour (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

Denver, CO based alt-country act Wovenhand will release a new album titled ”Star Treatment” through Sargent House / Glitterhouse Records on September 09th. Whilst more details surround that effort are still pending, its release will be backed by a massive European tour, which includes shows at Train in Århus on September 26th and at Lille Vega in Copenhagen on October 02nd. More information about the two concerts is expected to arrive shortly.


Here’s how the entirety of the trek pans out:


September 12th - Gebäude 9, Cologne, GER

September 13th - Zoom, Frankfurt am Main, GER

September 15th - ISC, Bern, SWI

September 16th - Bogen F, Zürich, SWI

September 17th - Flex, Vienna, AUT

September 18th - A38, Budapest, HUN

September 20th - Rockhouse, Salzburg, AUT

September 21st - Ampere, Munich, GER

September 22nd - UT Connewitz, Leipzig, GER

September 23rd - Heimathafen, Berlin, GER

September 24th - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, GER

September 26th - Train, Århus, DEN

September 27th - John Dee, Oslo, NOR

September 29th - Tavastia, Helsinki, FIN

September 30th - Nalen, Stockholm, SWE

October 01st - Mejeriet, Lund, SWE

October 02nd - Lille Vega, Copenhagen, DEN

October 04th - Effenaar, Eindhoven, NET

October 05th - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NET

October 06th - Het Depot, Leuven, BEL

October 07th - Handelsbeurs, Gent, BEL

October 08th - Eden, Charleroi, BEL

October 10th - Aéronef, Lille, FRA

October 11th - Maroquinerie, Paris, FRA

October 13th - L’Astrolabe, Orléans, FRA

October 14th - Belle Electrique, Grenoble, FRA

October 15th - Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin, FRA

October 16th - Rex, Toulouse, FRA

October 18th - Dome, London, UK


Wovenhand’s last album ”Refractory Obdurate” earned a rave review from us, which you can read or re-read here.

Baby Woodrose announces domestic autumn shows

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

Baby Woodrose has announced a handful of Danish shows in the autumn to support his upcoming album ”Freedom”, which lands in stores via Bad Afro Records on September 16th. Thus far confirmed are:


October 07th - Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DEN

October 08th - Posten, Odense, DEN

October 15th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

October 21st - Radar, Århus, DEN

October 22nd - Bygningen, Vejle, DEN

Rhin streaming new album "Passenger" in full

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

”Passenger”, the new album by Shepherd’s Town, WV sludge metal outfit Rhin, has been made available for full streaming via MetalSucks.net. Listen to the record right here before its official release on Grimoire Records next Friday, May 06th:


Kylesa announces indefinite hiatus

Posted by AP on 29/04/16

Savannah, GA’s sludgy stoner metallers Kylesa have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. A statement from the band reads, as follows:


To our fans and friends… After 15 years of nonstop touring and writing, we decided that it is time for a break. A lot of you have been asking when we are coming to your part of the world and that means a lot to us. However, we feel it should be known that as of now we have no plans to play any shows or work on any new material. We have collectively decided to take a hiatus with no set date to reconvene. We want to give a huge thanks to all our fans, friends, and family for the support over the years. It has been a killer journey and a real pleasure meeting so many amazing people along the way.

To date, the group has released seven studio albums between 2002’s self-titled effort and last year’s ”Exhausting Fire” LP.

Copenhell '16 adds Sólstafir & more to its line-up

Posted by AP on 28/04/16

Copenhell has added Icelandic post-metal group Sólstafir to its line-up, along with Danish power-thrashers Artillery and the ultimate Motörhead tribute from Norway, Bömbers.


In more unfortunate news, Devil You Know have canceled their appearance at the festival, and a replacement is being sought at this moment.


Tickets are still available for the festival via Ticketmaster.dk, though one-day tickets for Saturday, June 25th are sold out, soon to be followed by the one-day tickets for Friday, June 24th. Now is the time to get your ticket.

Roskilde Festival '16 adds 4 new artists & publishes running order

Posted by AP on 28/04/16

Roskilde Festival has published the running order for this summer’s line-up. On top of that, House Of Pain,Meshuggah, Methyl Ethel and NERO have been added to the program.


The festival, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, , Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, New Order, PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tame Impala, Tenacious D and Wiz Khalifa, takes place at Dyrskuepladsen in Roskilde, Denmark between June 25th and July 02nd.


You can find the various ticket options here, but beware, one-day tickets for Friday, July 01st are nearly sold out, and in general the sales are going fast at the moment.

New Rising album "Oceans Into Their Graves" streaming

Posted by AP on 28/04/16

Danish melodic sludge metallers Rising have made the entirety of their new album ”Oceans Into Their Graves” available for streaming over at Devilution.dk, ahead of its official release via Indisciplinarian Records tomorrow, April 29th.


After listening to the record, be sure to show up for the release party at Stengade in Copenhagen tomorrow, where ORM and Fossils are also set to appear.


You can still pre-buy a ticket for 70 DKK (+ fees) via Place2Book.com. Alternatively, entry costs 80 DKK at the door. For more information, join the official Facebook event.

Details announced for new Whitechapel album

Posted by AP on 28/04/16

Knoxville, TN based deathcore outfit Whitechapel will release its sixth full-length album ”Mark of the Blade” via Metal Blade Records on June 24th. You can view the artwork here, whilst the tracks featured on the effort are listed below:


01. “The Void”

02. “Mark of the Blade”

03. “Elitist Ones”

04. “Bring Me Home”

05. “Tremors”

06. “A Killing Industry”

07. “Tormented”

08. “Brotherhood”

09. “Dwell in the Shadows”

10. “Venomous”

11. “Decennium”


Pre-orders are available from the Metal Blade website, though already now, you can check out the title track accompanied by a lyric video right here:


Blink-182 debuts new single: "Bored to Death"

Posted by AP on 28/04/16

”Bored to Death”, the new single from Blink-182, has made its way online at last. The band has also confirmed July 01st (the 182nd day of the year, you see…) as the official release date for their new album, which has been christened ”California”, and which contains the following tracks:


01. “Cynical”

02. “Bored to Death”

03. “She’s Out of Her Mind”

04. “Los Angeles”

05. “Sober”

06. “Built This Pool”

07. “No Future”

08. “Home is Such a Lonely Place”

09. “Kings of the Weekend”

10. “Teenage Satellites”

11. “Left Alone”

12. “Rabbit Hole”

13. “San Diego”

14. “The Only Thing That Matters”

15. “California”

16. “Brohemian Rhapsody”


Pre-orders and such are available on the band’s official website, whilst the aforementioned single can be streamed right here:


Thrice posts another new song: "Black Honey"

Posted by AP on 27/04/16

Thrice have shared the second single from their upcoming album ”To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere”. The track is called ”Black Honey”, and you can indulge yourself in its heavy gloom and drama over at NPR.org, who have the exclusive premiere. The album itself is set to be released on May 27th on Vagrant Records.


According to guitarist / vocalist Dustin Kensrue, ”Black Honey” was one of the first songs the band wrote after getting back together, and lyrically, ”[it] spawned from an image that popped into [his] head: someone continually swatting at a swarm of bees to get their honey, but somehow not understanding why they would sting back in return.”

Band Of Horses release new single "Casual Party"

Posted by TL on 27/04/16

South Carolina folk-rockers Band Of Horses have a new song out called "Casual Party". The track will be featured on their upcoming album "Why Are You Ok" which is to be released on an unspecified date this June. You can check out the song below and preorder options here:


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