BEAST IN BLACK, the band featuring former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, has just concluded its first hugely successful tour in support of their highly-acclaimed debut album titled Berserker. The band played 9 well attended shows with BEYOND THE BLACK and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS in Germany. But the next chapters of their young history are already set to be written: After performing their very first two headline concerts in Finland in early February 2018 and joining RHAPSODY on their forthcoming 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour afterwards, BEAST IN BLACK will fly over to Japan next May to be part of the 3-show Suomi Feast 2018 with TURISAS, FROSTTIDE, MORS SUBITA and more bands, which will be announced soon. Several festival performances have also been announced, with more to come. All details can be found below.
In celebration of all these upcoming shows and a successful 2017, BEAST IN BLACK have launched a brand new lyric video for ‘Zodd The Immortal’, based on a picture of the band’s cover artist Roman Ismailov, over on YouTube. Check it out, here:
Anton commented: “‘Zodd The Immortal’ is the most aggressive song on the album, especially vocal-wise, and it’s related to the anime/manga »Berserk«, so I hope that all the fans of »Berserk« will like this one too.”
BEAST IN BLACK live 2018:
Suomi Feast 2018
w/ TURISAS, FROSTTIDE, MORS SUBITA and more
24.05. J Osaka – Shinsaibashi Soma NEW!
25.05. J Nagoya – Holiday Next NEW!
26.05. J Tokyo – Shinjuku Blaze NEW!
Tickets & info: http://beastinblack.com/tour.php
More BIB dates:
09.02. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko NEW!
10.02. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
20th Anniversary Farewell Tour
w/ RHAPSODY, SCARLET AURA
17.02. I Bologna – Zona Roveri
18.02. I Treviso – New Age
19.02. I Rome – Orion
20.02. I Milan – Alcatraz
21.02. D Freiburg – Crash
23.02. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar
24.02. B Antwerp – Trix
26.02. UK London – Islington Academy
28.02. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
01.03. D Bochum – Zeche
02.03. D Hamburg – Grünspan
04.03. S Stockholm – Fryshuset
06.03. PL Warsaw – Proxima
08.03. H Budapest – Barbra Negra Club
09.03. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
10.03. SK Zvolen – Rates Sports Hall
11.03. D Regensburg-Obertraubling – Eventhall Airport
13.03. D Munich – Backstage
14.03. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
15.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
16.03. F Paris – Trabendo
17.03. F Toulouse – Metronum
18.03. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
20.03. E Madrid – La Riviera
07.06. FIN Hyvinkää – Rockfest
08./09.06. FIN Tampere – South Park Festival
14. – 17.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
29.06. FIN Puolanka – Lankafest
30.06./01.07. FIN Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
06.07./07.07. N Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival NEW!
20.07. FIN Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
21.07. FIN Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto (w/ NIGHTWISH)
27.07. FIN Oulu – Qstock
28.07. FIN Kuopio – RockCock
10.08. FIN Lieto – Smugglerrok NEW!
17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
Order Berserker now in various formats: h ttp://www.beastinblack.com/
Helsinki-based five-piece BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, where they opened for NIGHTWISH.
Berserker was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.
Berserker maintains the style of Anton’s previously composed works, which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR, W.A.S.P., BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record contains all the elements of a great heavy metal album. “It’s very straightforward, catchy, powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences,” Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: “Many songs such as the title track, ‘Beast In Black’, and ‘Zodd The Immortal’, are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«.”