Red – New Album & Tour

GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED will release its seventh studio album, Declaration, on the 10th April 2020.

Since bursting on the scene with breakout single ‘Breathe Into Me’ and album ‘End Of Silence’ (2006), both certified gold, RED have a career built on more than music. Blending Nu-metal and Alternative hard rock with elements of classical and orchestral, the RED sound begs for a visual representation of matching scope, something the band has never failed to deliver. From cross-album narrative weaving music videos to pyrotechnic infused graphic-novel-come-to-life arena tours, the band delivers spectacle for multiple senses. The result is an intense, emotional connection with a global audience, now spanning 20+ #1 radio singles and 3 million albums sold/streamed worldwide.

Currently on the 42-date arena run in the USA that ends in late March 2020, RED’s Winter Jam performances will hit Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena; State Farm Arena in Atlanta; Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena; Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena; Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis; Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena; Kansas City, MO’s Sprint Center; PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC and numerous other top venues around the USA before concluding March 29 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Following that the band will head to the UK and Europe throughout April and May 2020.

The bands 20 plus date European tour has already started to sell out with more dates being added. London’s 229 is now sold out on the 17th April 2020 and the band have added a date in Manchester with more to be announced. Tour dates are currently as follows –

Thurs 16th April 2020 Bread Shed, Manchester, United Kingdom just added

Fri 17th April 2020 229, London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT

Sat 18th April 2020 Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium

Sun 19th April 2020 Luxor, Cologne, Germany

Tues 21st April 2020 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thurs 23rd April 2020 Lilla Fallen, APR 23 THU Stockholm, Sweden

Fri 24th April 2020 Youngs Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Sun 26th April 2020 Olympia, Tampere, Finland

Tues 28th April 2020 Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden

Thurs 30th April 2020 Uebel & Grfahrlich, Hamburg, Germany

Fri 1st May 2020 De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands SOLD OUT

Sun 3rd May 2020 Futurum, Praha, Czech Republic

Mon 4th May 2020 Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany

Tues 5th May 2020 Das Bett, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Wed 6th May 2020 Legend Club, Milano, Italy

Thurs 7th May 2020 Strom, Munich, Germany

Sun 10th May 2020 Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria

Tues 12th May 2020 Dom Pechati, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Wed 13th May 2020 GlavClub Green, Moscow, Russia

Thurs 14th May 2020 Club Zal, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Sat 16th May 2020 Beletage, Kyiv, Ukraine

Tickets available from www.thebandred.com

ENSLAVED – shoot video in Bergen

A white lady wandering through the woods of Bergen? No, this is not a ghost haunting the most beautiful city in Norway, but ENSLAVED shooting a new video for their upcoming release.

Ivar Bjørnson on the video shoot in Bergen: “We had a great weekend filming with the Icelandic video magician Gaui H – this time in our hometown Bergen. This is for a song that deals with the eternal connection to your proverbial “True North” – the place that pulls you through the Darkness towards the new day, that makes the journey to or from wherever you are fighting your way bearable. It has been shot at locations ranging from contemporary buildings where our local history is presented in various forms and tastes, at the historical Bryggen area where both trade and the Black Death has defined us, and of course in the mountains and forest surrounding and inspiring the ages of artists residing in Bergen. The massive support from local friends and enthusiasts has been overwhelming, everyone from local restaurant Lysverket to local metal festival Beyond the Gates to eternally solid Bergen Backline who have helped where they could. We cannot wait to see what Gaui H and team will conjure from the tapes – I for one am totally convinced it will be a fitting homage to this place, region and idea that we owe so much of our inspiration to. Thank you all, thank you Bergen!”

The band took three days to shoot the video in early February  – together with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic. A few months ago, ENSLAVED re-signed to Nuclear Blast and released a stunning new music video for their interpretation of ‘What Else Is There’ by Norwegian electropop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digital version of their latest album, E.

14 albums and 28 years into a career that shows no signs of losing neither momentum nor its magical, effervescent creative sheen, ENSLAVED will certainly continue evolving before our ears and eyes. This time, however, even the sky is no limit. Stronger than ever and manifestly thrilled to be in such rude health, life in ENSLAVED has never been more rewarding. And the best is yet to come.

ENSLAVED live 2020:
20.03          NL       Eindhoven – Prognosis Festival
25-27.06     NO      Ekeberg – Tons of Rock
11-12.07     US       Moran, WY – Fire In The Mountains Festival
07–09.08    BE       Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
10-12.09     PL       Aleksandrow Loozki – Summer Dying Loud

MYRKUR – Leaves of Yggdrasil

Today Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur has revealed her new video and single, “Leaves of Yggdrasil”. Amalie Bruuns’s delicate and sweeping vocals paired with the violin, piano, lyre and nyckelharpa make for a lullaby-like song which she notes, “is very dear to my heart.” She continues, “I wrote Leaves of Yggdrasil about being apart from the one you love because of circumstances that are completely out of your control. The Norns weave the fates of Gods and man and sometimes that means very tough life situations. I wanted to create a song with the feeling of an old folk-tale, but with words that resonated with my own life today.”

For the video, Amalie rejoined forces with filmmaker Mats Ek to create something entirely different from anything she’s ever done. Watch below as they take you into a visual universe somewhere outside of nature and more into the otherworldly.

Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, Folkesange. Due out March 20 via Relapse Records, Folkesange relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect.

Storytelling, rites of passage, and the invocation of a continuity that passes through time and generation are all part of folk music’s tapestry, and Folkesange taps into all these currents in their most essential form. In part a purist’s approach to the genre, free from over-interpretation and fusion, the use of Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call) and traditional instruments throughout, such as nyckelharpa, lyre and mandola offer a deeper, more tactile connection to their source, an unbroken line of communication back to the past.

But the album is no museum piece; it resonates in the here and now, aided by the spacious production of Heilung member and musical collaborator Christopher Juul. Cinematic yet intimate, Folkesange exists in a state of boundless reverie, bourne by string-led drones, cyclical, elegiac rhythms and Bruun’s frictionless voice, all carrier signals for deep-rooted, ancestral memories, and associations felt on an elemental level.

An immersive experience in its own right, but also belonging to a wider, pagan folk-based renaissance that has attracted a devoted following worldwide, Folkesange answers a need that has become ever more pressing in turbulent times. A zeroing in on a resonance that is both intrinsic and enduring, it’s a rediscovery of personal grounding, and an experience that reaches beyond culture to remind us of a shared, deeply rooted inheritance. A tuning fork that binds the personal and the universal, Folkesange is a reminder that the most transcendent experiences are those closest to home.

Myrkur Live Dates:

07/04: Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Club
07/09 – 07/11: Gefle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival
07/18: Otrada Estate, RU – Russia Metal Meeting
07/24 – 07/25: Sibiu, RO – ARTmania Festival
08/05 – 08/08: Jaroměř, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
08/12 – 08/15: Wittelshofen, DE – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/13 – 08/15: Borre Vestfold, NO – Midgardsblot

EVIL INVADERS – “Witching Hour”!

Last October saw progressive thrash / speed metal overlords EVIL INVADERS release their first live album via Napalm Records. Surge of Insanity – Live in Antwerp 2018 is the band’s ultimate hometown takeover, taped at the Trix Zaal in 2018, and immortalizes their incredible high-octane live phenomenon in sound and vision. Today, EVIL INVADERS are sharing a brand new video for a very special song and metal anthem, a cover of the Venom classic “Witching Hour”!

Says EVIL INVADERS frontman Joe: “Venom is a Metal icon and Witching Hour is a true Metal classic, to which we gave our own touch. This is Evil Invaders meets Venom and the extra special element is that our lead guitarist Max is doing vocals on this one, giving the song a new dimension for the fans. The adrenaline we feel on stage when playing this cover track is beyond insane. Despite the blades, the smoke and all the sparks, we think everyone made it out alive.”

Witness the new live EVIL INVADERS experience and their unique twist on a timeless metal classic by watching “Witching Hour” – live in Antwerp. Surge of Insanity – Live in Antwerp 2018 is available as a 6 Page CD Digipack and DVD (the 2LP Gatefold will also include the full DVD)

The band’s trademark sound – nestled in between death, thrash, progressive touches and traditional heavy metal – has reached another heady and exciting dimension that is second to none. EVIL INVADERS are the ultimate expression of aggression – an unstoppable roller coaster ride of tempo switches and twists from start to finish. With two studio albums, two EPs and the incredible high-voltage live album / DVD released to date, EVIL INVADERS quickly made their way to the top of the Thrash, Speed and Heavy Metal acts the current scene has to offer. But since nothing is as good as experiencing an EVIL INVADERS show live from the front row, the band has just announced a headline tour throughout Germany and the Netherlands in March 2020! Make sure to catch the band live, with special guests SCHIZOPHRENIA and ANGELUS APATRIDA, at the following dates:

05.03.2020 NL Groningen – Simplon
06.03.2020 NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
07.03.2020 DE Essen – Turock
08.03.2020 NL Enschede – Metropool
10.03.2020 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
11.03.2020 DE Wiesbaden – Kesselhaus
12.03.2020 DE Munich – Backstage
13.03.2020 DE Berlin – Cassiopeia
14.03.2020 DE Hamburg – Headcrash
15.03.2020 DE Hanover – Café Glocksee

Vredehammer – “Viperous”

Vredehammer’s combination of aggressive guitars and masterful songwriting has already rewarded the band with a loyal fanbase around the world. “Viperous” is their third full-length, following a highly acclaimed catalogue including a Norwegian Grammy nomination. When it comes to extreme metal from Norway, Vredehammer is one of the best! “Viperous” will be out on March 6th via Indie Recordings.

With their debut album “Vinteroffer”, Vredehammer instantly made themselves known as a force to be reckoned with in the Norwegian metal scene. One album in and the band was already nominated for “Metal Album of the Year” through the Norwegian Grammys. This resulted in appearances on TV, several festival bookings and massive radio attention. Since the first album, Vredehammer have toured Europe as direct support for the mighty Satyricon and Six Feet Under, as well as together with Keep of Kalessin and Vreid, plus their own European headlining tour.

While working on the second Vredehammer release, frontman Valla’s talent was picked up by Abbath. He was quickly enrolled as their first session lead guitarist in 2015 where he stayed for 6 months touring the world as a full time professional musician, before his passion for his own band made him decide to leave his position in the supergroup to fully focus on Vredehammer. This resulted in the most noticeable Vredehammer-release so far; “Violator”.

Now, the creation of their third full length album “Viperous” is completed. Vredehammer’s new album is pure force and keeps you turning the volume up more for each track. Per Valla (Nordjevel, Allfader, ex Abbath) has the skill of making metal in a way that keeps the listener interested. With their third release the band has incorporated a new musical element, and with the addition of «80`s horror keyboards» the Vredehammer sound is more atmospheric than ever. Vredehammer gets better for each release and delivers yet another opus of an extreme metal album.

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Euro Tour

Following the release of their latest chart-breaking studio album, Wanderers (#17 UK, #30 US, #39 DE), symphonic metal alliance VISIONS OF ATLANTIS starts the first leg of their European headline tour today! The band’s seventh album offers a musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery and overtakes your mind to another sonic dimension.

The symphonic metal quintet continues to conquer Europe with their emotional and powerful live performances: They proved their unique interpretation of symphonic heaviness once more at last year’s Bang Your Head!!! Festival, where they played an exclusive and full headliner-set with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS now continue their everlasting journey right into the vastness of the sea and is inviting you to the depths of their maritime universe.

Catch VISIONS OF ATLANTIS live in Europe:

w/ Chaos Magic featuring Caterina Nix, Morlas Memoria
13.02.20 AT – Bruck an der Mur / Dachbodentheater  2.0
14.02.20 IT – Mantova / Arci Tom
15.02.20 IT – Retorbido / Dagda Club
16.02.20 FR – Lyon / CCO
17.02.20 FR – Marseille / Jas’Rod
18.02.20 ES – Barcelona / Sala Boveda
19.02.20 ES – Madrid / Caracol Club
21.02.20 PT – Porto / Metalpoint
22.02.20 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
23.02.20 ES – Vitoria / Urban Rock Concept
24.02.20 ES – Zaragoza / Civicio Delicias
26.02.20 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
27.02.20 FR – Colmar / Le Grillen
28.02.20 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
29.02.20 DE – Nuremberg / Der Cult

w/ Edenbridge, Scarlet Aura, Leecher
17.04.20 AT – Graz / Explosiv
18.04.20 CH – Wetzikon / Hall of Fame
19.04.20 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
21.04.20 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
22.04.20 FR – Paris / Backstage By The Mill
23.04.20 UK – London / The Underworld
24.04.20 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
25.04.20 NL – Utrecht / De Helling
26.04.20 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
28.04.20 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
29.04.20 NL – Tilburg / 013
30.04.20 DE – Hamburg / Headcrash
01.05.20 DE – Erfurt / From Hell
02.05.20 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
03.05.20 AT – Vienna / Szene

MARKO HIETALA – War Pigs – Live in Prague 2020

Recently, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala released his solo album ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ via Nuclear Blast. The album has entered the charts and reached #48 in Germany, #25 in Switzerland and #10/#2(physical) in Finland and today, the band release a live video for their cover version of BLACK SABBATH’s ‘War Pigs’, that was recently recorded in Prague.

“Here’s a nice little live video from Roxy, Prague. We’re doing SABs’ ‘War Pigs’ because it’s a true classic and, frankly, both these right & left-wingers everywhere should examine their bull vs. history and learn. Liars are transparent. The vibe with the band & audience was and will be just great!!! Thank you and see you at the shows!!!”, comments Marko Hietala

Get your copies of ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ here: https://nblast.de/MarkoHietala-POTBH

About the goal behind his solo album, Marko Hietala comments, “Well, let’s put it this way: NIGHTWISH is without any doubt my main band, and thanks to income from that direction, I don’t have to be that commercially aware…what I mean is that when I was coming up with the musical thoughts for this solo record, I was able to do simply anything without limits. So if I had a goal, it was to not have any kind of limits, but to prepare an unpredictable, spontaneous, adventurous, ferocious and intimate solo record. And now when I am listening to the final album by myself, I can say with my hand on my heart that I – or rather we – pulled it off…The record is a really diverse musical roller coaster ride that takes eager listeners into a world of strong emotions and deep feelings!”

Hietala’s voice has barely faded away, and he is already honouring his skilful bandmates. “Even if ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’ is definitely my solo album, I didn’t compose everything on my own. When the songwriting process was really in full swing, I kept sending all the ideas to my long-time collaborators Tuomas Wäinölä [guitar] and Vili Ollila [keyboards], and this ingenious two-some came up with great additions and arrangements, one after another. Drummer Anssi Nykänen – who is simply a wizard behind his set – completed the line-up like no other.”

Marko Hietala is currently on his solo tour to support the new album. “Come February…we simply can’t wait to get out on the road! It will be amazing to perform these solo songs for all those multinational friends of my music”, Hietala says and continues: “I strongly recommend coming out to see my band during this run, entitled ‘Tour of the Black Heart’ as this will be my first and last European solo tour in a long time – or ever!”

See him live on one of the following shows:

‘Tour Of The Black Heart 2020’
w/ OCEANHOARSE
13.02.  D         Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
14.02.  CH       Pratteln – Z7
16.02.  D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
17.02.  NL       Amsterdam – Melkweg
18.02.  F          Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

w/ NIGHTWISH
05.05.  RCH     Santiago – Teatro Caupolicán
07.05.  RA       Buenos Aires – Luna Park (w/ BOUDIKA)
09.05.  BR       São Paulo – Espaço das Américas
10.05.  BR       Rio de Janeiro – Vivo Rio

MAJESTY – Words of Silence

Last summer saw heavy metal warriors MAJESTY release their critically acclaimed, ninth studio album, Legends, via powerhouse label Napalm Records – a metal rollercoaster that delivers pure steel and takes you on a trip into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future. Legends bravely continues down the path its predecessor paved and mixes MAJESTY’s trademarks: blistering riffs, soaring guitar solos and anthemic choirs with modern soundscapes and a massive, crystal-clear production. That`s how real legends gotta sound!

The band’s magnum opus, out as LP, CD and in Digital formats. Today, MAJESTY has a very special surprise for the heavy metal army! The band is premiering a brand new video for the ultimate metal ballad, “Words of Silence”!

Says frontman Tarek Maghary: “With “Words Of Silence” we are happy to present you the last video of our recent album “Legends”. The song is not a typical MAJESTY song but a very beautiful ballad about that you should always go your own way and follow your hopes and dreams no matter what other people say. Always stay true to yourself and you can reach every goal you want. The video was recorded during our Legends tour and so lots of you guys are also in the video. All together we are legends!

DEADRISEN – Destiny

DeadRisen Band have released their lyric video for single ‘Destiny’, taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Deadrisen’, due for release by AFM Records on March 13th

DEADRISEN combine progressive metal with power metal to create an extraordinary, unmistakable metal sound! The band is the brainchild of the respected Rivera/Bomma guitarist Rod Rivera and the renowned Symphony X bassist Mike LePond, who played on some of the most important albums in metal history. The lineup is completed with some of today’s finest musicians such as Tony Stahl (Livesay) on Keyboards, Dan Prestup (Midnight Eternal) Drums & Will Shaw (Heir Apparent) Lead Vocals.

DEADRISEN release their debut album ‘Deadrisen’ on 13th March on AFM Records. With heavy metal music now approaching its 50th year, DEADRISEN are a band that embraces many of the evolutions the metal genre has taken, then pushes the envelope to the next level. DEADRISEN is an explosive cocktail of older, traditional musicians with young, hungry new school guys. This creates a metal sound that can go from blues, to classical, to thrash and beyond with style and grace. The band also has the ability to incorporate unique kinds of music into the songs such as Latin-flamenco overtones, but without losing any heaviness. They are the definitive package of power and class, making it clear that Heavy Rock & Roll has risen once again.

DEADRISEN is the brainchild of Rod Rivera and Mike LePond. Rod Rivera’s guitar wizardry is best known & respected world-wide in his work with Christian Metal legends, RIVERA/BOMMA. Rod has 3 decades performing, recording & touring. The son of a flamenco guitarist, Rod is able to combine his father’s Latin guitar influence with hard rock/heavy rock to create a totally original approach to the instrument. Mike LePond is the bassist for progressive metal giants, SYMPHONY X. A seasoned veteran, he has toured the world many times over and played on some of the most important albums in heavy metal history. He is one of the most well respected and sought-after players on the scene today. “I have been lucky enough to play on some of the best metal albums ever made, and the debut from DeadRisen will be no exception. It has everything you need for a great record. Each song stands proudly on it’s own with amazing vocals, killer playing, and heavy metal purity.” states Mike LePond

DEADRISEN would not be complete without the talent and drive from some of today’s best rock musicians in the music industry, Tony Stahl (Livesay) on Keyboard and Backing vocals, Dan Prestup (Midnight Eternal) Drums & Will Shaw (Heir Apparent) Lead Vocals. From the East Coast Tri-State area of The United States of America we introduce you to DEADRISEN.

ELEINE – to support Myrath on European tour

ELEINE brings their seductive and dark symphonic metal to Europe on their biggest tour to date!

Since the release of the EP ”All Shall Burn” the band has grown massively and now sets out on a major European tour as main support to MYRATH for 26 shows stretching from February 27th to March 29th.

ELEINE is very much looking forward to be back on the European roads to meet both old and new fans.

Tourdates:

27.02 – Sofia, Bulgaria
28.02 – Bucharest, Romania
29.02 – Brasov, Romania
01.03 – Budapest, Hungary
03.03 – Bologna, Italy
04.03 – Milan, Italy
05.03 – Istres, France
07.03 – Pratteln, Switzerland
08.03 – Oberhausen, Germany
09.03 – Saarbrucken, Germany
10.03 – Stuttgart, Germany
11.03 – Munich, Germany
13.03 – Leipzig, Germany
14.03 – Berlin, Germany
15.03 – Nuremberg, Germany
17.03 – Frankfurt, Germany
18.03 – Hannover, Germany
19.03 – Hamburg, Germany
20.03 – Haarlem, The Netherlands
21.03 – Lille, France
22.03 – Vaureal, France
24.03 – Lyon, France
25.03 – Toulouse, France
27.03 – Madrid, Spain
28.03 – Lisbon, Portugal
29.03 – Porto, Portugal

Ticket link:
https://tix.to/myrath2020