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Copenhagen Metal Fest 2021

Copenhagen Metal Fest 2021

This is the sophomore edition of Copenhagen Metal Fest, which debuted two years ago with a focus on promoting the Danish metal scene - at least for the time being. It's organized and run by our counterparts in the Danish magazine Heavymetal.dk, so plenty of expertise into the bells and whistles of what makes Danish metal fans tick is a guarantee. Indeed, this experience shows throughout the lineup. Pretty much the entire spectrum of metal is represented here from the murkiest of black metal and symphonic metal to the most modern o...

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Converge to release long-awaited "Blood Moon: I" album in November

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Salem, MA’s influential, experimental hardcore punk unit Converge will release the first part of their long-awaited collaborative opus with Chelsea Wolfe, her bandmate Ben Chisholm and Cave In’s frontman Stephen Brodsky, “Blood Moon: I”, through Epitaph Records on November 19th (vinyl formats will follow on June 24th next year). It consists of these tracks:

01. “Blood Moon”

02. “Viscera of Men”

03. “Coil”

04. “Flower Moon”

05. “Tongues Playing Dead”

06. “Lord of Liars”

07. “Failure Forever”

08. “Scorpion’s Sting”

09. “Daimon”

10. “Crimson Stone”

11. “Blood Dawn”

Pre-orders for all formats have been launched over at this location, where you can also view the artwork, while a music video for the titular lead single is available for watching below.

Bastarður streaming new track: "The Whispering Beast"

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Sólstafir guitarist / vocalist Aðalbjörn ‘Addi’ Tryggvason’s crust punk side project Bastarður have made a new track dubbed “The Whispering Beast” available for streaming online below. It appears on their upcoming début album “Satan’s Loss of Son”, which is set to be released through Season of Mist on October 29th and the details of which were revealed in our earlier news article.

Nytt Land shares "Blood of the North" music video

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Nytt Land — the shamanic, ambient folk act from Kalachinsk, Russia — have shared the official music video for their song “Blood of the North” online below. It is featured on their latest album “Ritual”, which came out via Napalm Records last month.

The War On Drugs posts music video for "I Don't Live Here Anymore"

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

The War On Drugs have posted a music video for their new song “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”, featuring a guest appearance by Lucius, online below. It is taken from the Philadelphia, PA-based indie / neo-psychedelic rock band’s upcoming album of the same name, which will arrive via Atlantic Records on October 29th and is available for pre-order on all formats here.

Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at KB Hallen in Frederiksberg on March 30th and/or March 31st next year, and there are still tickets available for purchase over at Billetlugen.dk for between 450 and 550 DKK (+ fees). Further information about the shows can be found in their respective Facebook events here and here.

The concerts are part of a larger European tour, the full itinerary for which is listed on our dates page.

Be'lakor to release "Coherence" in October

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Melbourne, Australia-based melodic death metal crew Be’lakor will release a new album titled “Coherence” through Napalm Records on October 29th. It comprises the following tracks:

01. “Locus”

02. “The Dispersion”

03. “Foothold”

04. “Valence”

05. “Sweep of Days”

06. “Hidden Window”

07. “Indelible”

08. “Much More Was Lost”

You can check out the artwork and pre-order the record on various formats here, and then watch the official music video for the track “Foothold” from it below.

Billy Talent premieres "End of Me" music video

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Billy Talent have premiered the official music video for their latest single “End of Me”, which features a guest appearance by Weezer’s vocalist Rivers Cuomo, online below. The track appears on the Toronto, ON-based alternative rockers’ upcoming album “Crisis of Faith”, which was detailed in our previous news story and will arrive on January 21st.

White Lies unveil massive European tour in 2022

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

London, United Kingdom’s indie rock / post-punk band White Lies have unveiled a massive European tour next year, one which includes two concerts in Denmark.

The first of these will take place at Train in Århus on April 24th and tickets for it will go on sale at 11:00 a.m. this Thursday, September 30th via Ticketmaster.dk for 320 DKK (+ fees). Further details about the show can be found in its official Facebook event.

The second concert will happen at Store VEGA in Copenhagen on April 30th, and tickets can likewise be bought from Ticketmaster.dk for 320 DKK (+ fees) starting at 11:00 a.m. this Thursday, September 30th. For more information, check the official Facebook event here.

The complete routing for the trek is listed below.

March 10th - Rock City, Nottingham, UK

March 11th - Academy, Manchester, UK

March 12th - Boiler Shop, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

March 13th - Institute, Birmingham, UK

March 15th - SWG3, Glasgow, UK

March 16th - Stylus, Leeds, UK

March 18th - Chalk, Brighton, UK

March 19th - Academy, Bristol, UK

March 21st - Vicar Street, Dublin, IRL

March 22nd - Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, UK

March 24th - University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

March 25th - Academy, Oxford, UK

March 26th - Apollo, London, UK

April 07th - Trabendo, Paris, FRA

April 08th - Vooruit, Gent, BEL

April 09th - Trix, Antwerpen, BEL

April 10th - Stollwerck, Köln, GER

April 12th - Batschkapp, Frankfurt am Main, GER

April 13th - Substage, Karlsruhe, GER

April 14th - Zeche, Bochum, GER

April 17th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NLD

April 18th - Oosterpoort, Groningen, NLD

April 20th - Maassilo, Rotterdam, NLD

April 21st - Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, NLD

April 23rd - Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, GER

April 24th - Train, Århus, DEN

April 25th - Berns, Stockholm, SWE

April 27th - Hall of Culture, Helsinki, FIN

April 29th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

April 30th - Store VEGA, Copenhagen, DEN

May 02nd - Metropol, Berlin, GER

May 03rd - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, GER

May 04th - Progresja, Warszawa, POL

May 05th - Lucerna, Praha, CZE

May 07th - Ottakringer Brauerei, Wien, AUT

May 08th - Neue Theaterfabrik, München, GER

May 10th - Magazzini Generali, Milano, ITA

May 11th - Orion, Roma, ITA

May 13th - Apolo 2, Barcelona, ESP

May 15th - Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, ESP

May 16th - Hard, Porto, PRT

May 17th - Lisboa ao Vivo, Lisboa, PRT

May 18th - Mon, Madrid, ESP

May 20th - Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRA

May 21st - Antipode, Rennes, FRA

May 22nd - Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRA

May 24th - Metropool, Enschede, NLD

May 25th - Effenaar, Eindhoven, NLD

White Lies will release a new album titled “As I Try Not to Fall Apart” on February 18th and you can pre-order or pre-save it on a format of your choosing here. A music video for the titular lead single is available for watching below.

Defecto reveals headlining Copenhagen show in December

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Copenhagen, Denmark-based melodic, progressive metal group Defecto have revealed a headlining concert at Hotel Cecil in their hometown on December 18th.

Tickets for the show can be bought here for 170 DKK (+ fees), while further information is available in the official Facebook event.

Defecto released a new single called “Aftermath” earlier this month and in case you missed it, you can check it out via the visualiser clip below.

Mew announces domestic orchestral concerts in January/February

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Copenhagen, Denmark’s progressive indie rock ensemble Mew will team up with Danmarks Underholdningsorkester (a classical orchestra) for a series of unique concerts around their home country next year. Click on the individual dates below to find more information about each show, where available.

January 30th - Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, DEN

February 02nd - Kongrescenter, Herning, DEN

February 05th - Musikhuset, Århus, DEN

February 09th - Musikhuset, Esbjerg, DEN

February 16th - Sønderjyllandshallen, Aabenraa, DEN

February 17th - Kongrescenter, Ringsted, DEN

February 18th - Tøjhuset, Fredericia, DEN

February 22nd - DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, DEN

February 23rd - DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, DEN

Mew released their latest studio album “Visuals” through Play It Again Sam in 2017, and you can check out a visualiser clip for its title track below.

Inmonolith moves European touring plans to 2022

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Vancouver, BC’s hard rock outfit Inmonolith have moved their upcoming European touring plans with Once Awake to 2022, and their itinerary now includes a concert at BETA in Copenhagen on May 03rd. And while an official confirmation of that show is still pending, you can view the full routing for the trek below.

April 02nd - Anvil, Bournemouth, UK

April 03rd - Underground, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

April 04th - Exchange, Bristol, UK

April 05th - Corporation, Sheffield, UK

April 06th - Underground, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

April 07th - Bannermans, Edinburgh, UK

April 08th - Broadcast, Glasgow, UK

April 09th - Key, Leeds, UK

April 10th - Black Heart, London, UK

April 12th - South of Heaven, Bilzen, BEL *

April 13th - Schon Schön, Mainz, GER *

April 14th - Rock n’Eat, Lyon, FRA *

April 15th - Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona, ESP *

April 16th - Rockville, Madrid, ESP *

April 18th - Secret Place, Montpellier, FRA *

April 19th - Sunset Bar, Martigny, CHE *

April 20th - MK Live, Modena, ITA *

April 21st - Orto Bar, Ljubljana, SVN *

April 22nd - Robot, Budapest, HUN *

April 23rd - Orlovna, Skalica, SVK *

April 25th - Hard Place, Zagreb, HRV *

April 26th - Rockhouse, Salzburg, AUT *

April 27th - Trompete, Bochum, GER *

April 28th - Backstage, München, GER *

April 29th - LA, Cham, GER *

April 30th - KL17, Döbeln, GER *

May 01st - Goldener Salon, Hamburg, GER *

May 03rd - BETA, Copenhagen, DEN *

May 04th - Krøsset, Oslo, NOR *

May 05th - Hus 7, Stockholm, SWE *

May 07th - On the Rocks, Helsinki, FIN *

May 08th - Tapper, Tallinn, EST *

May 09th - Melna Piektdiena, Riga, LAT *

May 11th - Hydrozagadka, Warszawa, POL *

May 12th - Rock Café, Praha, CZE *

May 14th - MieV, Geislingen, GER *

May 15th - Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NLD *

* = with additional support from Ascend The Hollow

Inmonolith released their latest studio album “State of Being” in 2020; however, they have since put out a new single called “Angevil”, which you can listen to below.

Guns N' Roses to release "Hard Skool" EP in February

Posted by AP on 28/09/21

Los Angeles, CA’s hard rock legends Guns N’ Roses will release a new EP titled “Hard Skool” on February 25th. It consists of the following tracks:

01. “Hard Skool”

02. “Absurd”

03. “Don’t Cry” (live)

04. “You’re Crazy” (live)

While pre-orders for the effort are yet to be launched, you can listen to the titular lead single below.

Eagles Of Death Metal line up European tour in 2022

Posted by AP on 27/09/21

Palm Desert, CA-born blues / garage rock stalwarts Eagles Of Death Metal have lined up a European tour next year, and their itinerary features a concert at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on March 31st.

Tickets for that show cost 350 DKK (+ fees) and can be bought now via Ticketmaster.dk, while further details are available in the official Facebook event.

Here’s how the routing for the trek pans out:

March 19th - Komplex 457, Zürich, CHE

March 20th - LKA-Longhorn, Stuttgart, GER

March 21st - Alcatraz, Milano, ITA

March 22nd - Simm City, Wien, AUT

March 24th - Akvárium, Budapest, HUN

March 25th - Culture Factory, Zagreb, HRV

March 27th - Lucerna, Praha, CZE

March 28th - Backstage Werk, München, GER

March 30th - Modernes, Bremen, GER

March 31st - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, DEN

April 01st - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, NOR

April 02nd - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

April 04th - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm, SWE

April 06th - Helitehas, Tallinn, EST

April 07th - Palladium, Riga, LAT

April 09th - Stodola, Warszawa, POL

April 10th - Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, GER

April 11th - Fabrik, Hamburg, GER

April 13th - Skaters Palace, Münster, GER

April 14th - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NLD

April 16th - Live Music Hall, Köln, GER

April 18th - Rodia, Besançon, FRA

April 20th - Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ESP

April 21st - Riviera, Madrid, ESP

April 22nd - Coliseum, Lisboa, PRT

April 23rd - Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, ESP

April 25th - Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRA

April 26th - Olympia, Paris, FRA

April 27th - Trix, Antwerpen, BEL

April 28th - Atelier, Luxembourg, LUX

April 30th - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, UK

Eagles Of Death Metal released their latest studio album “Zipper Down” through Downtown Recordings in 2015 and you can watch the official music video for the track “Complexity” from it below.

Green Desert Water to release "Black Harvest" in November

Posted by AP on 27/09/21

Oviedo, Spain-resident psychedelic blues rock trio Green Desert Water will release their third studio album “Black Harvest” through Small Stone Records on November 05th. It consists of these tracks:

01. “Sacred Tree”

02. “Dead Sacred Tree”

03. “Too Many Wizards”

04. “Black Harvest”

05. “The Whale”

06. “Shelter of Guru”

07. “Soul Blind”

You can take a look at the artwork and pre-order the record on various formats here, and then listen to the lead single “Too Many Wizards” below.

Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû unleashes new single: "Caliginous Wolf"

Posted by AP on 27/09/21

Proscriptor McGovern’s Apsû — the spiritual successor to the Texan black / thrash metal band Absu — have unleashed the first single from their upcoming, self-titled début album, which is set to be released by Agonia Records on November 26th and was detailed in our previous news article. The track in question is called “Caliginous Wolf” and is available for streaming below.

Watch Sons Of Alpha Centauri's new music video for "Listen"

Posted by AP on 27/09/21

Sons Of Alpha Centauri have a new music video out for their song “Listen”, which you can watch below via New Noise. It is taken from their latest album “Push”, which arrived via Exile on Mainstream last month.

Omnium Gatherum premieres new video single: "Reckoning"

Posted by AP on 27/09/21

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video single called “Reckoning” online below. It is part of the Kotka, Finland-based melodic death metal crew’s forthcoming album “Origin”, which is on course to be released through Century Media on November 05th and the details of which were revealed in our previous news article.

Danish fans will have a chance to experience some of the new material played live at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on December 13th, where the band will provide support for their countrymen in Insomnium. There are still tickets available for purchase over at Ticketmaster.dk for 245 DKK (+ fees), while more details can be found in the official Facebook event.

The show belongs to a larger European tour the two artists have lined up together, the full itinerary for which is listed on our dates page.

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