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2016 was rightly dubbed as the year of the comeback, where almost every major band you didn't think would ever release records again returned with a bang. In contrast, 2017 was much less eventful. Fewer spectacular reunion releases, fewer stylistic breakthroughs in terms of genres rising their profile massively from previous years, and fewer surprises overall. Instead, 2017 it was largely characterized by fulfilled expectations by household names, which is what is also reflected in our sum up of the highlights below. Bands like Co...

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Survive added to Suffocation & Venom Inc.'s Danish concerts

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

Japanese extreme metal group Survive has been added as the opening act for Suffocation and Venom Inc.’s co-headlining shows at VoxHall in Århus on March 18th and Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on March 19th.


Tickets for the former can be purchased here for 250 DKK, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Tickets for the latter are available for purchase via Billetto.dk for 230 DKK (+ fees), while the official Facebook event can be found here.


The concerts are part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which was unveiled in our earlier news item.


Survive’s most recent album is 2015’s “Human Misery” — check out the track “Shred Them All” from it right here:


Stream new Drudkh track: "Nakryta Neba Burym Dakhom"

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

Ukrainian black metal group Drudkh has posted a new track titled “Nakryta Neba Burym Dakhom”, which you can stream below. It is taken from their upcoming album for Season of Mist, “Їм часто сниться капіж” (translated as “They Often See Dreams About the Spring”), which is set to be released on March 09th.


U2's Danish concert officially announced

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

U2 have begun announcing the dates of their ”Experience + Innocence” European tour, including the heavily rumoured concert at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on September 29th.


Tickets for that show will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster.dk at 10:00 a.m. next Friday, January 29th. For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Here are the dates that have been confirmed thus far:


August 31st - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, GER

September 04th - Lanxess Arena, Köln, GER

September 08th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, FRA

September 09th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, FRA

September 16th - Altice Arena, Lisboa, POR

September 20th - WiZink Center, Madrid, SPA

September 29th - Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DEN

October 03rd - Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, GER

October 07th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NET

October 11th - Mediolanum Forum, Milano, ITA

October 12th - Mediolanum Forum, Milano, ITA

October 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

October 23rd - O2 Arena, London, UK


U2 released a new album titled “Songs of Experience” late last year — watch the music video for the track “You’re the Best Thing About Me” from it right here:


More artists unveiled for Roadburn Festival 2018

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

Roadburn Festival has announced a batch of new artists and performances for its 2018 edition, which runs from April 19th to April 22nd across various venues in the Dutch city of Tilburg. Here are the new additions:


All Pigs Must Die (us)

Gallops (uk)

NYIÞ (is) and Wormlust (is) — performing “Hieros Gamos”

Scatterwound (Dirk Serries (be) and N (de)) — featuring Justin K. Broadrick (uk)

Spotlights (us)

Stomach Earth (us)

Supersonic Blues (nl)

Vánagandr - Sól án varma — a specially commissioned performance featuring members of Misþyrming (is), Naðra (is), Svartidauði (is) and Wormlust (is)

Wear Your Wounds (us)


One-day tickets for the festival will go on sale tomorrow, January 18th over at this location, with more information available in the official Facebook event.

Fossils announce Copenhagen show in February

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

Danish noise metal duo Fossils will play a concert at Stengade in Copenhagen on February 08th. The show also includes an artist talk with the band and the chairman of the Sneum Institute, more information about which can be found in the official Facebook event.


You can read our reviews of the band’s 2014 album, “Flesh Hammer”, and 2015 EP, “The Meating”, here and here respectively, and then stream some of their music below:


Phrenelith to perform at Kill-Town Death Fest 2018

Posted by AP on 17/01/18

Copenhagen, Denmark’s death metal up-and-comers Phrenelith have been added to the Kill-Town Death Fest 2018 line-up.


The event takes place between September 06th and September 09th at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, with partout tickets available here for 890 DKK a piece.


Phrenelith released their début album, “Desolate Endscape”, through Dark Descent Records last year — stream the entire effort right here:


Billy Boy In Poison added as support for Hatesphere in Copenhagen

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Copenhagen, Denmark-based death metal crew Billy Boy In Poison has been added to Hatesphere’s headlining concert at Loppen in Copenhagen on February 16th. They join the already confirmed Livløs in the supporting caste.


Tickets can be purchased here for 135 DKK (+ fees), while the official Facebook event can be found via this link.


Billy Boy In Poison released their sophomore album, “Invoker”, late last year, which we will be reviewing shortly. In the meanwhile, watch the music video for the track “Iron Grip” from it below:


Alcabean books headlining Copenhagen show in March

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Danish alternative rock/post-punk group Alcabean has announced a show at Copenhagen venue Ideal Bar on March 22nd. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.dk for 115 DKK a piece, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The band released their début EP, entitled “Real Time Fiction” back in 2016, which we reviewed favourably here. Watch the music video for the track “Need Comfort” from it below:


Xenoblight to release début album in February

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Silkeborg, Denmark-based extreme metallers Xenoblight have set February 08th as the official release date for their début album, which has been given the title “Procreation”. It comprises the following tracks:


01. “Procreation”

02. “Descension”

03. “Shapeshifter”

04. “Obsidian Chromatism”

05. “Xenoblight”

06. “Nocturnal Manifestations”

07. “Transcendence”

08. “Kill Yourself”

09. “Predominance”

10. “Virus”


You can view a glimpse of the artwork and stream the first single, “Obsidian Chromatism”, right here:


Kill-Town Death Fest 2018 confirms Blood Incantation

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

The resurrected Kill-Town Death Fest continues with its daily line-up announcements of late with the addition of the much-hyped, Denver, CO-born death metallers Blood Incantation. They join the already announced Demilich, Hooded Menace (performing “Fulfill the Curse” in its entirety), Necrot, Pissgrave and Venenum.


The festival takes place across three stages at Copenhagen venue Pumpehuset between September 06th and September 09th, and partout tickets are already available via Billetto.dk for 890 DKK (+ fees).

Cynic unveils new single: "Humanoid"

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Cynic has resurfaced with a new singled called “Humanoid”, which is available to stream below. The track features a new line-up comprising guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, bassist Sean Malone and drummer Matt Lynch and was mixed by ex-Periphery bassist Adam ‘Molly’ Getgood.


Harm's Way debuts new song: "Call My Name"

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Harm’s Way has debuted a new song dubbed “Call My Name”, which you can stream below. It is taken from the Chicago, IL-born crust hardcore outfit’s upcoming album, “Posthuman”, which Metal Blade Records will have in stores on February 09th.


Nebula announces Danish concert in April

Posted by AP on 16/01/18

Los Angeles, CA-based heavy psych power trio Nebula, who recently returned from an eight-year hiatus, have announced a concert at BETA in Copenhagen on April 19th.


Tickets cost 125 DKK (+ fees) and will be available for purchase soon via Ticketmaster.dk. More information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of three bouts of European touring that the band is planning to get through this Spring and summer, and while most of the itineraries are still in the process of being finalised, here are the dates that have been confirmed thus far:


April 19th - BETA, Copenhagen, DEN

April 25th - Effenaar, Eindhoven, NET

April 26th - Baroeg, Rotterdam, NET

April 29th - Magasin 4, Bruxelles, BEL

May 01st - Backstage, München, GER

May 02nd - Arena, Wien, AUT

May 04th - Desertfest, Berlin, GER

May 06th - Desertfest, London, UK

June 15th - Forum, Bielefeld, GER

June 18th - Old Capitol, Langenthal, SWI

June 19th - Magnolia, Milano, ITA

June 20th - Freakout, Bologna, ITA

June 22nd - Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA

June 24th - Hellfest, Clisson, FRA

June 30th - Vortex, Siegen, GER

August 02nd - Hard, Praha, CZE

August 03rd - Lake on Fire Festival, Waldhausen, AUT

August 04th - Krach am Bach Festival, Beelen, GER

August 10th - Sonic Blast Festival, Moldeo, POR


a href="https://www.facebook.com/NebulaBand/">Nebula’s most renowned studio album is 2003’s “Atomic Ritual” — watch the music video for the track “Carpe Diem” from it below:


Hooded Menace to perform "Fulfill the Curse" in full at KTDF 2018

Posted by AP on 15/01/18

Kill-Town Death Fest has announced a couple of more artists for its 2018 line-up: the Finnish death/doom metal crew Hooded Menace will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their album “Fulfill the Curse” by playing it front-to-back at the festival, and they are joined by Schwabach, Germany’s death metallers Venenum.


The festival will take place at Copenhagen venue Pumpehuset between September 06th and September 09th, with partout tickets now available for 890 DKK (+ fees) via Billetto.dk.

WOES premiere "Grey Skies" music video

Posted by AP on 15/01/18

Danish blackened hardcore act WOES has a new music video out for “Grey Skies” — one of the songs off their début album, “The Coldest Place Is Within Myself”, which is set to be released on February 17th via Godbox Records. Watch the clip right here:


Corrosion Of Conformity unveils music video for "The Luddite"

Posted by AP on 15/01/18

Corrosion Of Conformity has premiered the music video for their track “The Luddite”, taken from the newly released “No Cross No Crown” album. Watch the clip below and start working up your expectations for the Raleigh, NC-born stoner metallers’ concert at the Copenhell festival next summer.


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