00:48 - !J.O.O.E.! Rod and I bring it up every now and then so I'm surprised the name didn't ring a bell. It's a truly brilliant gem of a series that pretty much has everything I look for in anime.
00:46 - moonflash Awesome, I know what I'll be doing over Christmas. It sure seems like one of those classic series like Bebop or Evangerion, don't know how I was unaware of its existence until today! Apprently there is a PS1 game based on it too.
00:39 - !J.O.O.E.! Oh shit, you're in for a treat. It's basically one of the best things ever.
00:38 - moonflash I don't actually! A quick search reveals it has quite a few of the themes I'm looking for. I shall put it on download. :3
00:34 - !J.O.O.E.! Serial Experiments Lain. But I assume you already know that one.
00:33 - moonflash Looking for some psychological/sci fi anime recommendations from recent years (short series or feature film) in the vein of Ghost in the Shell, Steins;gate, Evangerion etc. :]
Now that they are back and working on a new album, Americans Minsk just announced a co-headlining tour with Floor across Europe for April 2015. If you want to check out the band live, tickets are on-sale now via all the usual outlets. See the tour poster below for more information and all the dates of the trek.
Post-metallers Russian Circles are currently touring in the U.S. on their 10th anniversary tour. They just announced good news for their European fans as a whole lot of European tour dates with Americans Helms Alee are set for the spring of 2015. See the dates below.
Swedish hard rock veterans Europe will release their 10th studio album, entitled War Of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. The upcoming album, which contains 11 new tracks, was recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti. The band will also embark on UK/Ireland tour with Black Star Riders to celebrate their 10th studio album. Complete album details and confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Xandria have released a statement saying that they are forced to cancel the show at Rockfabrik Nürnberg, as well as today's show in Frankfurt and the show after that in Augsburg, the last three shows of their Sacrifium European Tour. The reason for the cancellation is because singer Dianne Van Giersbergen has fallen sick and lost her voice. The band won't be able to perform on their last three German shows.
Doom metal up-and-comers Below released their debut album Across The Dark River this year via Metal Blade Records. Now the Swedes are embarking on their Across The Dark Rivers Of Europe tour in February of 2015. Joining them will be special guests Taiwaz, courtesy of Electric Assault Records. The tour will begin on February 4th in Copenhagen, Denmark. See the list of all dates below.
Sanctuary will be presenting their comeback album The Year The Sun Died in Europe on a tour next year. The Seattle metallers now announce the next chance to witness old and new songs live in Europe! The tour starts with a very special show in London before they join the mighty Overkill on a couple of mainland shows while finishing the trip with two headlining gigs in Greece.
Insomnium will be the special guests and accompany Ensiferum on their European tour next year. Ensiferum's European tour will then be an all-Finnish affair as Omnium Gatherum have also joined the bill. The trek will stop by Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and more countries.
Spanish thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida is gearing up to release their upcoming 5th studio album, Hidden Evolution, on January 19th, 2015 via Century Media Records. Now, the band has been announced for a comprehensive European tour together with Greek thrashers and headliners of this tour Suicidal Angels and new labelmates Dr. Living Dead! in February/March 2015 to support the release of the album. All confirmed dates can be found down below.
After the release of their latest effort, Primitive And Deadly, American psychedelic/drone trio Earth is excited to announce a headlining European and UK tour for next January/February. Joining them for support on this tour will be Black Spirituals and Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo. The complete list of confirmed tour dates can be found down under.
Black metallers Hell Militia have announced a string of European concerts for the second half of November in support of their more recent album Jacob's Ladder. The French band will be joined by Swedish band Kill and Ater Era from Slovenia. This trek will kick off in Germany on November 21st and continue in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland before the final black mass in Saint Etienne, France on the 29th of November. You can find a full list of confirmed dates below.
Polish extremers Behemoth are touring hard all over the globe this year, where they present their latest product The Satanist, released back in February. To proceed this journey, the band confirmed another set of dates for the European Satanist Tour - Part II, to be executed in April 2015. This time, the main support on all dates will come from Swiss black/death metal duo Bölzer. The tour will mainly cover the Central and Balkan part of Europe.