11:34 - Dima I didn't even know we had an ignore list...
11:23 - Ilham I only recently resigned to ignore that Rasputin guy, it is depressing to have him remind me of how subnormal some people are, but I don't like putting people in the ignore list. When I don't like someone I just deal with it.
Flotsam & Jetsam have recently confirmed the first wave of club and festival dates for their upcoming 2015 European tour that's scheduled to start in May and run through August. This tour will mark the band's return to Europe, coming off the heels of 2013's Ugly Noise and last year's re-recording of the band's 1988 classic No Place For Disgrace. Initially set to start in April, the tour was pushed out a month to May in order to allow the band time to continue writing for their new 2015 release that will feature new drummer, Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Anthrax), who joined the band in late 2014.
Now that they are releasing their first album in ten years, called Arcturian, Arcturus will also embark on the band's first European tour in a decade. Prepare yourself for this live avantgarde spectacle with none other than Vulture Industries supporting and more special guests to be announced. The first part of this European tour is happening in May, around the time the new opus will be released.
Nightwish have now announced their first European leg of the Endless Forms Most Beautiful world tour. They will be supported by none other than Arch Enemy and Amorphis on all shows. The three metal heavyweights will bring their sets to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Belgium. If you want to check out this live package, Nightwish, Arch Enemy and Amorphis, see the dates below. They might be playing in a town near you.
Experimental death metallers from Brooklyn Pyrrhon are bringing their mind-bending sonic maelstrom overseas. The band will tour Europe throughout the month of April with French grinders Department Of Correction. France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and England are the countries that will be part of this tour. Check out a full list of confirmed dates below.
The Swedes Europe are about to unleash their tenth album, War Of Kings. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (and engineered by John Netti), the record drops in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), rest of Europe on March 6th and in the U.S. on March 10th. Two songs from the album, "Days Of Rock 'N' Roll" and "Nothin' To Ya", can now be heard at this location. Make sure to listen now because the tracks are only available for streaming until the morning of Friday, February 27th. Is it the quality you were expecting?
Last year, Nick Cordle parted ways with Arch Enemy and guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis took his place. Now the guitarist has a new gig. Sanctuary has parted ways with guitarist Brad Hull and has replaced him with Nick Cordle (ex-Arch Enemy, Arsis). He will join the Seattle band on their upcoming European dates.
2014 was a busy year for Swedish metallers Arch Enemy with a new singer announced in early 2014, a new album out in the summer and extensive touring. However, they are not about to stop. In fact, European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band is coming back with support from US metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany. The band has now also presented a tour trailer featuring the first official live footage with the new guitar player Jeff Loomis. Check out the band performing with their new line-up below and get ready for more shows from the group!
San Francisco-based doom metallers Orchid have announced tour dates for Europe this coming summer. The band will soon be releasing a brand new EP named Sign Of The Witch on May 22nd with four brand new tracks. You can find all the new tour dates below. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see Orchid live and maybe hear a few new songs!
Saint Vitus have announced that their former vocalist Scott Reagers will be joining them on their 2015 summer dates in Europe. The doom legends have already been confirmed for Hellfest Open Air festival and more dates will follow in due time. Scott Reagers was the singer on the band's first two albums Saint Vitus and Hallow's Victim as well as Die Healing (1995).
After confirming that they were in the studio, today proggers Leprous have announced big news! They just revealed that their new album title will be The Congregation. It will be released on May 25th in Europe and June 2nd in United States via InsideOutMusic. You can mark your calendars and start hyping about it! But the exciting news also involves a new European tour. Check out all the dates below for live action from the band. The European headlining tour in support of The Congregation happens in September/October, alongside Rendezvous Point and another yet to be announced main support act.
New Zealand post-rock formation Jakob announce that they will be heading out on a headlining European tour this April/May. The band will be touring in support of their latest new album, Sines, released on October 21st, 2014. The dates for this three-week long run over the 'old continent' can be seen below.
Visual kei survivors Dir En Grey have announced the addition of a European leg to their upcoming Tour15 The Unstoppable Life. The Japanese quintet will touch down in Minsk, Belarus on May 17th, then work their way west for a further seven shows. This will include a two-night stand at London's O2 Academy Islington. You can see a full list of tour dates below.
If you checked out the Best Heavy / Melodic Metal Album category on Metal Storm Awards 2014, you know that Skull Fist's new album Chasing The Dream is nominated. The Canadian heavy metallers have now released a new video for the track "Bad For Good" which you can enjoy below. The band will also be touring in Europe in May/June. If you want to catch them live, see the dates below.
Pallbearer have good news for their European fans. They have announced the first dates on their summer European tour to present their latest record Foundations Of Burden. All currently confirmed dates are below. Check it out if you want to see the doom metallers live in action. Furthermore, the outfit has also shared a new song recorded between the U.S. legs of their tour last year. The song is called "Fear And Fury" and you can stream it at this location. Did you enjoy it?
As you might know, Swedish hard rock veterans Europe will release their tenth album, War Of Kings, in March via UDR Music. Now you can finally hear the first new song unveiled by the group. The band shot an official video for the title track "War Of Kings" with Patric Ullaeus. Enjoy! What do you think about the song?