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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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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.


Battles streaming new song: "Fort Greene Park"

Posted by AP on 17/10/19

Battles have made a new single called “Fort Greene Park” available for streaming online below. It appears on the New York City, NY-based experimental rockers’ impending album “Juice B Crypts”, which will be released tomorrow, October 18th by Warp Records. You can find the full details of the record in our earlier news article.


The Murder Capital to tour Europe in early 2020

Posted by AP on 16/10/19

Dublin, Ireland-based post-punk outfit The Murder Capital, who have been receiving plenty of hype recently, have announced a European tour early next year, and the routing includes two stops in Denmark.


The first concert will take place at Loppen in Copenhagen on January 31st, and tickets are already on sale here for 120 DKK. For more details, see the official Facebook event.


The second show is booked for Atlas in Århus the day after, on February 01st, with tickets available via the venue’s website for 150 DKK a piece. More information can likewise be found in the official Facebook event.


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


January 24th - Chelsea, Wien, AUT

January 25th - Strom, München, GER

January 26th - Underdogs, Praha, CZE

January 28th - Hydrozagadka, Warszawa, POL

January 29th - Projekt Lab, Poznan, POL

January 31st - Loppen, Copenhagen, DEN

February 01st - Atlas, Århus, DEN

February 03rd - Musik & Frieden, Berlin, GER

February 04th - Gleis 22, Münster, GER

February 06th - Vera, Groningen, NLD

February 07th - Grauzone Festival, Den Haag, NLD

February 11th - Botanique, Bruxelles, BEL

February 13th - Irish Centre, Leeds, UK

February 14th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK

February 15th - Art School, Glasgow, UK

February 17th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

February 18th - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK

February 19th - SWX, Bristol, UK

February 21st - Electric Ballroom, London, UK

February 22nd - Leadmill, Sheffield, UK

February 24th - Institute 2, Birmingham, UK

February 25th - Academy 2, Liverpool, UK

February 27th - Vicar Street, Dublin, IRL


The Murder Capital released their début album “When I Have Fears” through Human Season this past summer, and you can watch the newly premiered music video for the song “More Is Less” from it below.


Like Moths To Flames streaming new single: "Smoke and Mirrors"

Posted by AP on 16/10/19

Like Moths To Flames have made another new single called “Smoke and Mirrors” available for streaming online below. It is the second song to arrive from the Columbus, OH-based metalcore troop since they signed with UNFD earlier this Fall, and as such, it is likely that a follow-up to 2017’s “Dark Divine” looms on the horizon. In the meanwhile, you can also revisit the previous single here.


Abigail Williams debuts new song: "Ever So Bold"

Posted by AP on 16/10/19

Abigail Williams have debuted a new track titled “Ever So Bold”, which you can listen to below. It appears on the Olympia, WA-based black metal group’s forthcoming album “Walk Beyond the Dark”, which was detailed in our earlier news article and which will be released through Blood Music on November 15th.


Raised Fist premieres "Into This World" music video

Posted by AP on 16/10/19

Raised Fist have premiered the official music video for their new song “Into This World” online below. It is taken from the Luleå, Sweden-born hardcore punk crew’s upcoming album “Anthems”, which will land in stores on November 15th via Epitaph Records. You can find the full details of the record in our earlier news article.


DIIV announces European tour in February/March

Posted by AP on 16/10/19

Brooklyn, NY-based post-punk / shoegaze group DIIV have announced a European tour next year to promote their new album “Deceiver”, which came out earlier this month.


The trek includes a concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on March 06th, tickets for which cost 190 DKK (+ fees) and will be released for sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, October 18th via Billetlugen.dk. For more information, see the official Facebook event.


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


February 20th - SWX, Bristol, UK

February 21st - Stylus, Leeds, UK

February 22nd - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK

February 23rd - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK

February 24th - Riverside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

February 26th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK

February 27th - Kentish Town Forum, London, UK

February 28th - Crossing, Birmingham, UK

February 29th - Chalk, Brighton, UK

March 02nd - Gaîté Lyrique, Lyon, FRA

March 03rd - Trix, Antwerpen, BEL

March 04th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NLD

March 05th - Grünspan, Hamburg, GER

March 06th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

March 08th - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, GER

March 09th - Meet Factory, Praha, CZE

March 10th - Szene, Wien, AUT

March 11th - Strom, München, GER

March 12th - Rote Fabrik, Zürich, CHE

March 13th - Locomotiv, Bologna, ITA

March 14th - Magazzini Generali, Milano, ITA

March 16th - Apolo 2, Barcelona, ESP

March 17th - Independance, Madrid, ESP

March 19th - Hard, Porto, PRT

March 20th - Lisboa ao Vivo, Lisboa, PRT


You can watch the official music video for “Blankenship” off the new album right here:


New Turnover song "Number on the Gate" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 15/10/19

A new Turnover song titled “Number on the Gate” has surfaced online and is available for streaming below. It is taken from the Virginia Beach, VA-based emo / indie-rock outfit’s upcoming album “Altogether”, which will be released through Run for Cover Records on November 01st and was detailed in our previous news item.


Ivy Crown premieres new video single: "That's What You Do"

Posted by AP on 15/10/19

Ivy Crown have unveiled the official music video for “That’s What You Do” — a song featuring guest vocals by Jesper Gün of Ghost Iris that appears on the Copenhagen, Denmark-based alternative metallers’ upcoming album “Echo”. The record is set to be released through Long Branch Records on October 25th, and you can find the full details of it in our earlier news article.


The band has a release show planned at BETA in Copenhagen — also on October 25th — with Between Oceans and Rising Insane providing support. Tickets are available here for 95 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The Minds Of 99 debut new single: "1, 2, 3, 4"

Posted by AP on 14/10/19

The Minds Of 99 have debuted a new single called “1, 2, 3, 4”, which you can listen to below. It is the first track by the Copenhagen, Denmark-based post-punk outfit since their 2018 album “Solkongen”, and also their first to feature lyrics in English.


The band has a number of domestic appearances lined up next month — click on the individual dates below to find more information about each show.


November 14th - Royal Stage, Aalborg, DEN

November 15th - Ceres Arena, Århus, DEN

November 22nd - Jyske Bank Arena, Odense, DEN

November 23rd - Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DEN


Annihilator to release "Ballistic, Sadistic" in January

Posted by AP on 14/10/19

Ottawa, ON-based thrash metal crew Annihilator will release a new album titled “Ballistic, Sadistic” through Silver Lining Music on January 24th next year. It comprises the following tracks:


01. “Armed to the Teeth”

02. “The Attitude”

03. “Psycho Ward”

04. “I Am Warfare”

05. “Out with the Garbage”

06. “Dressed Up for Evil”

07. “Riot”

08. “One Wrong Move”

09. “Lip Service”

10. “The End of the Lie”


You can take a look at the artwork and pre-order the record in a variety of different formats here, while a lyric video for the first single “I Am Warfare” is available below.


Denner's Inferno unveils music video for "Fountains of Grace"

Posted by AP on 13/10/19

Denner’s Inferno — the new doom / heavy metal project of former King Diamond and Mercyful Fate guitarist Michael Denner — has unveiled the official music video for “Fountains of Grace” online below. It serves as the title track to the group’s début EP, which was released by Mighty Music this past summer, and precedes the release of their first full-length album “In Amber” on November 15th.


In related news, the band was recently confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2020 edition of Nordic Noise Festival, which will take place at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on May 08th and May 09th next year. Tickets are already on sale via Billetto.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Infected Rain premieres "Black Gold" music video

Posted by AP on 13/10/19

Infected Rain have premiered the official music video for “Black Gold” — one of the songs that appear on the Chisinau, Moldova-born nu metallers’ upcoming album “Endorphin”, which is nearing its official release next Friday, October 18th via Napalm Records. You can find the full details of the record in our earlier news article and then watch the clip below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on December 20th, as they will be supporting Eluveitie alongside Lacuna Coil on a European tour later this year. The complete itinerary for the trek is available in our dates section.


Tickets for the show itself can be bought here for 295 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Copenhell Metal Cruise 2019 reveals complete line-up

Posted by AP on 13/10/19

The line-up for the 2019 edition of the annual Copenhell Metal Cruise has been completed, so that it now pans out, as follows:


Angel Witch (uk)

Aphyxion (dk)

Bombus (se)

Dirt Forge (dk)

Hatesphere (dk)

Livløs (dk)

Redwood Hill (dk)

Suicidal Angels (gr)


The event will take place on a DFDS ferry from Copenhagen in Denmark to Oslo in Norway and back between November 08th and November 09th, and tickets are running low. If you plan to attend, get your ticket now via DFDSSeaways.dk. More information is available in the official Facebook event.


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