After their Wake Up The Souls Tour 2015 and some festival appearances, System Of A Down will return to Europe for a few summer festivals and select headline dates in 2017. The group will play summer dates across Europe in 2017, including Download festivals in Paris and Madrid.
Belgium's own Oathbreaker are currently on tour now in the U.S. with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, and more. Their new album Rheia is available now and you can hear it via Bandcamp if you still haven't. Furthermore, the band will be touring in Europe with WIFE in November/December.
The touring doesn't stop for Fleshgod Apocalypse. The Italian symphonic death metal masters are currently touring Italy in support of their latest record entitled King. But in early 2017, it will be time for the band to embark on their very first European headline tour. Support will come from Dutch horror metallers Carach Angren and also Italian-based symphonic death metallers in Nightland.
U.S. death metallers Possessed are joining forces with Belphegor for a co-headliner tour in Europe. They are also taking Absu with them for the ride. One of the most extreme tours of the year, Evil Over Europe will see Belphegor and Possessed rotating each night playing 1 hour sets. See the dates below.
Progressive metal heavyweights Fates Warning just announced their new European tour. The trek happens in support of their newest acclaimed album, Theories Of Flight, released this year. The tour will be taking place in January/February 2017 and will feature Armored Dawn in the opening slot and one further band to be announced soon.
The Dillinger Escape Plan just announced a run of shows to take place in early 2017, their final European tour. The New Jersey outfit recently announced they'll go on indefinite hiatus following the tour cycle for upcoming sixth album, Dissociation, which is due out on October 14th via guitarist Ben Weinman's Party Smasher Inc. label. The end is near, so go and bid them farewell.
In support of their upcoming new release, entitled Maximalism, Swedes Amaranthe will hit the stages all over Europe this fall. Main support on this tour will come from Sonic Syndicate, while the position of opening act will belong to Smash Into Pieces. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the official tour flyer. More details for the upcoming full-length album will be available soon.
Amon Amarth have two new updates regarding upcoming shows. This September/October, the Swedish metal kings will return to the USA as direct support to the mighty Megadeth. Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok are also on the bill. As far as Europe goes, they also announced the final shows and support. They will do a trek with Testament and Grand Magus on select dates, and finish it all off with Behemoth in Scandinavia! Support for all dates in Germany, France and Italy to be announced soon. All shows happen in support of their newest 10th studio album, Jomsviking.
Alter Bridge have recently announced their long-anticipated return to Europe in November/December. Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on November 4th, 2016. Special guests include Danish rockers Volbeat, who released their sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie, earlier this month. French metal group Gojira will be giving fans a taste of their new album, Magma, and up-and-comers Like A Storm jet in from New Zealand to get the party started.
Norwegian female fronted metal act Sirenia will embark on a European headlining tour in November. The 16-date long trek, which starts in Berlin (on November 10th) and ends in London (on November 27th), also includes performance at Aalborg Metal Festival. Support on the road will come from Týr, Unleash The Archers, Xaon and Relicseed. A few more shows will be added to the tour shortly, so stay tuned.
Entombed A.D. are pleased to announce that they will embark on their Dead Dawn European Tour this autumn with specials guests Voivod and support from US sludge metal band Lord Dying. Complete list of tour dates is available below the official tour flyer.
Epica are teaming up with German power metallers Powerwolf for an European co-headline tour in early 2017. This trek will happen in support of the Dutch metallers upcoming album, The Holographic Principle, which will be released on September 30th, 2016. The tour begins in January.
Sludge metallers Eyehategod have cancelled their European trek just a month before it is set to begin. Their July/August tour with stops in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, France, the U.K., The Netherlands and Norway has been postponed due to "personal issues as well as scheduling complications."
Good news for the European fans of Intronaut. The American metallers just announced their first European tour in almost three years in support of The Direction Of Last Things. They are co-headlining with Norway's Shining (NOR) and support comes from Spain's Obsidian Kingdom, along with a stop at Euroblast Festival XII 2016 as well. There are still a few dates coming in, so stay tuned for more.