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Copenhagen Metal Fest 2019

Copenhagen Metal Fest 2019

This is the inaugural edition of Copenhagen Metal Fest — a new indoor event envisioned by the Danish webzine Heavymetal.dk, focusing on domestic artists.The venue for it is the recently refurbished Amager Bio, which now has a new entrance and lobby area, with better and bigger toilets, and a more convenient cloak room situated right next to the front door. There is a large open area outside as well, filled with food trucks, a merch stand, tables, as well as a stand selling all manner of trinkets (…I guess is the best word). Howeve...

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Press Club posts music video for "Separate Houses"

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Press Club have posted the official music video for their song “Separate Houses” online below. It appears on the Melbourne, Australia-based indie / punk-rock group’s latest album “Wasted Energy”, which we reviewed here.


Mono streaming in-studio recording of new single: "Halo"

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Mono have made a new single called “Halo” available for streaming online below. It is featured on the Tokyo, Japan-formed post-rock / shoegaze icons’ forthcoming 20th Anniversary mini-album “Before the Past • Live from Electrical Audio”, which features three tracks recorded during a one-day session at the Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, IL with Steve Albini. The effort will be released through Temporary Residence Ltd. on November 08th and it is available for pre-order here.


Danish fans will have an opportunity to watch the band live at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen on December 07th, with Jo Quail providing support. Tickets are available for purchase here for 190 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a European tour the artists have mapped out together, the full itinerary for which was revealed in our previous news post.


Hour Of Penance drops music video for new song "Blight and Conquer"

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Rome, Italy’s technical death metal mob Hour Of Penance have dropped a pixel art music video for their song “Blight and Conquer” online below. It appears on their impending album “Misotheism”, which will land in stores next Friday, October 25th via Agonia Records, and the details of which were listed in our earlier news piece.


Danish fans should look to Aalborg Metal Festival, where the band is scheduled to perform on Thursday, November 07th. Tickets for the three-day indoor event are still available here, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Hexvessel announces two headlining concerts in Denmark in February

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Contrary to our earlier news break, Hexvessel will not be part of Twin Temple’s concert at the High Voltage nightclub in Copenhagen on February 08th.


However, the Finnish psychedelic folk-rock group has announced two headlining concerts in Denmark instead, the first of which will take place at Det Bruunske Pakhus in Fredericia that same day, and entrance to which will be free of charge. You can find more details about it in the official Facebook event.


The second show is booked for BETA in Copenhagen the day after, on February 09th, though an official confirmation from the promoter / venue is still pending.


Hexvessel released a new album titled “All Tree” earlier this year, and you can watch the official music video for the track “Changeling” from it below.


Rivers Of Nihil added to Thy Art Is Murder's European tour in 2020

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Reading, PA-based technical death metallers Rivers Of Nihil have been added to Thy Art Is Murder’s European tour early next year, joining the already confirmed Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy and I Am on the support bill.


The full itinerary for the trek is listed in our dates section, but it includes a concert at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on February 16th, and tickets are still available here for 275 DKK (+ fees). More details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Rivers Of Nihil released a new album titled “Where Owls Know My Name” in 2018, which we reviewed here. You can also stream the entire effort below.


Sodom debuts new song: "Down on Your Knees"

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Sodom have posted a lyric video for a new single of theirs called “Down on Your Knees”, which you can check out below. It appears on a new EP from the Gelsenkirchen, Germany-born Teutonic thrash veterans, which is titled “Out of the Frontline Trench” and will be released through eOne Music on November 22nd. In related news, the band plans to start working on a new full-length album to succeed 2016’s “Decision Day” in the near future.


New Mayhem single "Falsified and Hated" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Mayhem have unleashed a new single called “Falsified and Hated”, which you can listen to below. It is taken from the Oslo, Norway-born black metal titans’ upcoming album “Daemon”, which is set to be released next Friday, October 25th by Century Media. You can find the full details of it in our earlier news article and pre-order it in all formats here.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on November 24th, with support from Gaahl's WYRD and Gost. Tickets are running low, but you still have the chance to purchase one here for 275 DKK (+ fees). For more information, check the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which is listed in our dates section.


Lionheart unveils new video single: "Rock Bottom"

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Lionheart have premiered the official music video for “Rock Bottom”, which features a cameo from Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett. The Oakland, CA-based hardcore punk crew will release a new album titled “Valley of Death” through Arising Empire on November 15th, the details of which were revealed in our earlier news article.


Boris premieres "Shadow of Skull" music video

Posted by AP on 19/10/19

Boris have premiered the official music video for their song “Shadow of Skull” online below. It is taken from the Tokyo, Japan-based avant-garde rock group’s latest album “LφVE & EVφL”, which was released through Third Man Records earlier this month.


The band will play at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen on December 01st, with support from Årabrot, as part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which is listed here. Tickets for the show can be bought via Ticketmaster.dk for 205 DKK (+ fees), while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Bombus posts music video for "(You Are All Just) Human Beings"

Posted by AP on 18/10/19

Bombus have posted a music video for their song “(You Are All Just) Human Beings” online below. It is taken from the Gothenburg, Sweden-based hard rockers’ upcoming album “Vulture Culture”, which will be released through Century Media on November 15th, and the details of which were listed in our earlier news article. You can pre-order the record here.


The group will perform on this year’s edition of the Copenhell Metal Cruise, which sails from Copenhagen to Oslo in Norway and back on November 08th and November 09th. Tickets are still available here, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Red City Radio premieres new single: "Young, Beautiful & Broke"

Posted by AP on 18/10/19

Red City Radio have premiered a new single called “Young, Beautiful & Broke” exclusively over at Billboard.com. It is the second track to arrive from the Oklahoma City, OK-based punk rock outfit this year, which indicates that a new full-length album to succeed their self-titled 2015 album could be imminent.

Roadburn Festival unveils new batch of artists for 2020 line-up

Posted by AP on 18/10/19

Roadburn Festival, which takes place in the Dutch city of Tilburg between April 16th and April 19th next year, has unveiled a new batch of artists for its 2020 line-up. These are the latest additions:


Big | Brave (ca) & Jessica Moss (ca) — special collaborative performance

Blanck Mass (uk)

Crypt Sermon (us) — performing “The Ruins of Fading Light” in full

Fvnerals (uk)

Hangman’s Chair (fr) — performing “Banlieue Triste” in full

Lana del Rabies (us)

Mizmor (us) — performing “Cairn” in full

Oranssi Pazuzu (fi) — performing their as-of-yet untitled new album in full

Red Kite (no)

SRSQ (us)


In addition, the festival has confirmed that the previously announced Cloud Rat (us) will play a second set focusing on their latest album “Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff”.


Partout tickets are very close to being sold out, so if you are planning to attend, we’d suggest securing one now via the festival’s website. More information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce two Danish concerts in May

Posted by AP on 18/10/19

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will play two concerts at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen in the Spring next year.


They will take place on May 20th and May 21st, and tickets will be released for sale at 10:00 a.m. next Friday, October 25th via Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, see the respective official Facebook events here and here.


The shows are part of an extensive European tour, the full itinerary for which pans out, as follows:


April 22nd - Campo Pequeno, Lisboa, PRT

April 23rd - Campo Pequeno, Lisboa, PRT

April 25th - WiZink Center, Madrid, ESP

April 26th - Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, ESP

April 29th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NLD

April 30th - Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, BEL

May 02nd - Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, UK

May 03rd - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK

May 05th - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

May 06th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

May 08th - 3Arena, Dublin, IRL

May 12th - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

May 14th - O2 Arena, London, UK

May 15th - O2 Arena, London, UK

May 17th - Lanxess Arena, Köln, GER

May 18th - Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, GER

May 20th - Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DEN

May 21st - Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DEN

May 23rd - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, SWE

May 25th - Spektrum, Oslo, NOR

May 27th - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, GER

May 28th - Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, POL

May 30th - O2 Arena, Praha, CZE

June 01st - Stadthalle, Wien, AUT

June 02nd - László Papp Budapest Sportaréna, Budapest, HUN

June 04th - Stark Arena, Beograd, SRB

June 06th - Olympiahalle, München, GER

June 08th - Hallenstadion, Zürich, CHE

June 09th - Mediolanum Forum, Milano, ITA

June 11th - Cavea Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma, ITA

June 14th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, FRA

June 17th - Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, ISR


The band released a new double-album titled “Ghosteen” earlier this month, and you can stream the entire thing right here:


Pretty Maids premiere new single: "Firesoul Fly"

Posted by AP on 17/10/19

Pretty Maids have dropped a new single called “Firesoul Fly”, which you can check out below. It is taken from the Horsens, Denmark-born heavy metal crew’s forthcoming album “Undress Your Madness”, which is set to be released through Frontiers Records on November 08th and is available for pre-order in a variety of different formats here.


In related, and sad news, the group’s vocalist Ronnie Atkins was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and as such, all concerts planned until the end of January, 2020 have been cancelled so that he can focus on his health and undergoing treatment.


Jared James Nichols to Denmark in March

Posted by AP on 17/10/19

East Troy, WI-born blues-rock singer-songwriter Jared James Nichols has announced a European tour next year, with Wolf Jaw providing support on most dates, and the routing includes a stop at High Voltage in Copenhagen on March 14th.


Tickets for that show cost 150 DKK (+ fees) and can be bought now via Billetto.dk, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the full itinerary for the tour pans out:


February 25th - Robin 2, Bilston, UK *

February 26th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK *

February 27th - Rock, Grimsby, UK *

February 28th - Think Tank, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK *

February 29th - Garage 2, Glasgow, UK *

March 01st - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK *

March 04th - Khitai, Madrid, ESP

March 05th - Acapulco, Gijón, ESP

March 06th - Centro Cultural Burlada, Pamplona, ESP

March 07th - 16 Toneladas, Valencia, ESP

March 08th - Nau, Barcelona, ESP

March 10th - Mascotte, Zürich, CHE

March 11th - Mühle Hunziken, Bern, CHE

March 12th - Orangehouse, München, GER

March 13th - Cassiopeia, Berlin, GER

March 14th - High Voltage, Copenhagen, DEN

March 17th - Nalen, Stockholm, SWE

March 18th - Vallen, Göteborg, SWE

March 20th - Bahnhof Pauli, Hamburg, GER

March 21st - Gerd’s Juke Joint, Joldelund, GER

March 22nd - Helios 37, Köln, GER

March 24th - Spirit of ’66, Verviers, BEL

March 25th - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NLD

March 27th - Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK *

March 28th - Tufnell Park Dome, London, UK *

March 29th - Exchange, Bristol, UK *

* = without Wolf Jaw


Nichols released his latest studio album “Black Magic” in 2018, and you can watch the official music video for the song “End of Time” from it below.


Judas Priest, Korn & more confirmed for Copenhell 2020

Posted by AP on 17/10/19

Copenhell, which will take place between June 17th and June 20th at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, has made the first big artist announcement for its 2020 edition, with 14 bands joining the already confirmed legends in Mercyful Fate.


The new batch includes three artists in the headliner department: the heavy metal legends Judas Priest, who will be hoping to resurrect the majesty of their concert on the Helvíti stage in 2011; the alternative metal icons Disturbed making their début at the festival; and the founding fathers of nu metal Korn, who likewise played in 2011, but now have a brand new album in “The Nothing” to promote.


In somewhat smaller text on the bill, yet of no less legendary status, we have the Norwegian progressive black metal titans Emperor, who have been one of the most wished artists among the Copenhell regulars for many years now. Furthermore in the veteran extreme metal department, the Britons in Benediction are certain to make heads bang with the mid-tempo death metal they have been producing for 30 years now.


Moving down the font sizes, the festival has secured the services of both Of Mice & Men and Jinjer in order to satisfy the metalcore segment, while Destruction, High Command and Xenoblight will be there to ensure that no thrasher’s neck will be spared whiplash. If black and doom metal are more up your alley, then look no further than ORM, Vreid and Crypt Sermon.


And finally, in charge of whipping up a festive atmosphere, there is Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes’ other project Gloryhammer, whose brand of ‘intergalactic power metal’ is sure to be a topic of division and discussion on social media.


To recap then, here’s how today’s line-up release pans out:


Disturbed (us)

Judas Priest (uk)

Korn (us)


Benediction (uk)

Crypt Sermon (us)

Destruction (de)

Emperor (no)

Gloryhammer (uk)

High Command (us)

Jinjer (ua)

Of Mice & Men (us)

ORM (dk)

Vreid (no)

Xenoblight (dk)


The 2020 edition of Copenhell will also see the introduction of a new fourth stage focusing on the obscure, the underground and the up-and-coming artists, with more details still to be revealed. Tickets will be released for sale at 10:00 a.m. this coming Tuesday, October 22nd via Ticketmaster.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


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