Irish black / pagan metallers Primordial have announced only their second-ever concert in Denmark this autumn. Set to take place at Lille Vega in Copenhagen on September 24th, the show is in continuing support of the group’s 2014 album ”Where Greater Men Have Fallen” which received a nigh perfect review from us.
The first single from the Deftones’ upcoming album ”Rage” has been made available for streaming online. It is called ”Prayers / Triangles”, and can be heard below. The album itself is slated for an April 08th release date.
Deftones are booked for NorthSide Festival, which takes place in the Ådalen recreational area of Århus, Denmark between June 17th and June 19th. The band will play on Friday, June 17th.
An ordinary partout ticket costs 1395 DKK, while one-day options are priced at 895 DKK each. Get your tickets here.
The festival, which takes place in Odense, on June 23-25th also states that it will feature only 3 stages this year, down from last year's 4, with the tent stage housing the smaller names getting cut in favour of getting bigger names on the two main stages.
Tickets to the festival are available here, and fans should make note that single tickets for the first day are close to sold out.
Brooklyn, NY based black metal experimenters Tombs have set April 01st as the official release date for their new EP ”All Empires Fall” — the first recorded output from the band since they revised their line-up with guitarist Evan Void, drummer Charlie Schmid and keyboardist Fade Kainer. The effort was produced by Sanford Parker, and features the following five songs:
01. “The World is Made of Fire”
03. “Last Days of Sunlight”
”Deceiver” is available for streaming below, courtesy of Stereogum.com:
Whilst waiting for the EP to drop, revisit our review of the excellent ”Savage Gold” full-length from 2014 right here.
The Body and Full Of Hell have unveiled the first song off their upcoming collaborative piece ”One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache”, which Neurot Recordings will have in stores on March 25th. The track is called ”The Little Death” (derived from the French phrase le petite mort for a nervous spasm, fainting fit, or more recently, an orgasm) and can be heard exclusively over at Spin.com.
The two bands recently announced a joint European tour, which includes a stop at KB18 in Copenhagen on April 16th. On that occasion, local acts No Fealty and Église will also make an appearance as supports.
Millencolin will release the ”True Brew” EP featuring three new tracks, as well as a Swedish-language version of the title track to last year’s solid album with the same title, on February 26th. Its track listing runs, as follows:
01. “Inte vara ägd”
02. “Balanced Boy”
03. “True Brew” (Swedish version)
04. “Heart vs. Mind”
You can watch the official trailer for the EP here:
The Swedish skate punks have also unveiled a European tour on which they will embark upon shortly. Here’s how that trek pans out:
Copenhell — Denmark’s leading metal festival, which takes place at the Refshaleøen industrial area in Copenhagen, Denmark — has unveiled its biggest line-up release yet with the addition of no less than fourteen new artists.
In the headliner / subliner category the festival has fleshed out with the legendary German hard rockers Scorpions, who will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band. Keeping with the prominent names, Swedish Viking metal warriors Amon Amarth have seized the opportunity to air songs from their forthcoming album ”Jomsviking”, and at the blacker end of the spectrum, former Immortal frontman Abbath Doom Occulta is eager to test the festival worthiness of his new group Abbath, which released its self-titled debut a couple of weeks ago. In addition, Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo act Tremonti has included a show at Refshaleøen on a tour promoting his new record ”Cauterize”, which landed in stores late last year.
A little further down the bill, the festival has secured signatures from Swedish death metal old schoolers Entombed A.D., who are preparing to release their next album ”Dead Dawn” on February 26th. In this category, you will also have spotted the inclusion of Germany’s brightest heritage rock prospect Kadavar, whose third full-length ”Berlin” earned a rave review from us last year, not to mention Swedish progressive / blackened death metallers Tribulation, whose newest creation ”The Children of the Night”emerged as one of the finest albums of 2015. Contributing their own shade of darkness, Swedish black metal horde Dark Funeral have also been booked in light of their new EP ”Nail Them to the Cross”, which they popped out roughly a year ago, just as the legendary stoner Lee Dorrian intends to bring his obscenely heavy doom collective With The Dead and its self-titled debut from last year to the festival. And connoisseurs of thrash need not look further than Denver, CO’s Havok, whose new Century Media debut should be out within the next few months.
The new additions also include a number of Danish acts as dark post-metal purveyors Redwood Hill make their return to the festival alongside classic rock / doom hopefuls Grusom (read our review of their excellent self-titled debut album from last year right here). It is unlikely that you will have been able to escape the attention surrounding hard rockers I’ll Be Damned right now, so naturally, they are a given at this summer’s edition of the festival. And finally, just as last year, the booze fuelled joke-metallers Red Warszawa will ensure that no one goes home sober once the party subsides.
The full line-up as it shapes up right now can be found here.
Tickets to the festival are available from Billetnet.dk, though the one-day option for Saturday, June 25th is now sold out. So if you fancy watching Black Sabbath for the last time ever on Danish soil, you’d better opt for the partout ticket.
The American punk rock band Night Birds have announced a European tour including a Danish show at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen on April 15th. No support for the show has been announced yet, but most dates so far have different local bands as opening acts.
The band’s latest album ”Mutiny at Muscle Beach” received high acclaim from several magazines, and you can read our review of it here. See the full list of dates for the tour below and check out the video for their song ”(I’m) Wired” beneath it:
April 14th – Hafenklang, Hamburg, GER
April 15th – Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, DEN
April 16th – Blitz, Oslo, NOR
April 17th – Klubb Dead Rhythm, Stockholm, SWE
April 18th – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FIN
April 19th – Skjul Fyra Sex, Gothenburg, SWE
April 20th – Slam, Malmö, SWE
April 21st – SO36, Berlin, GER
April 22nd – Worm, Rotterdam, NED
April 23rd – The Montague Arms, London, UK
April 24th – Lughole, Sheffield, UK
April 25th – La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FRA
April 26th – Kafe Kult, Munich, GER
April 27th – Bajkazyl Náplavka, Prague, CZ
April 28th – Zoro, Leipzig, GER
April 29th – ExZess, Frankfurt, GER
April 30th – Groezrock Festival, Meerhout, BEL
In case you should want to catch the band at the Groezrock Festival, remember that we’re organizing a bus ride from Copenhagen and Fredericia to the festival site in Meerhout, Belgium which costs 2130 DKK and includes transport to and from the festival, a partout ticket and a camping ticket. Tickets for the trip can be purchased through Billetto. More information can be found at our official Facebook event.
The legendary, reunited emocore band Saosin has a teaser ready for their long awaited, as of yet untitled comeback record. The record stands to come out via Epitaph Records in 'Spring 2016' and for now that's all we know about the album.
This snippet however, marks the first release of recorded sound with returned original lead singer Anthony Green (also of Circa Survive), since before his departure in 2004.
Gothenburg, Sweden based sludge / doom / heavy metal fusionists Bombus have premiered the official music video for ”Deadweight” — a song taken from their forthcoming album ”Repeat Until Death”, which Century Media will have in stores on February 26th. Watch the clip below:
The group’s previous album ”The Poet and the Parrot” was universally acclaimed, not least for its eccentricity, so naturally the expectations for ”Repeat Until Death” are high. You can read our review of the former here.
The band is currently booked for the following two Swedish festival appearances:
Silver Snakes, an alternative rock group out of Los Angeles, CA, have made their new album ”Saboteur” available for streaming in full ahead of its official release through Pelagic Records on February 19th. Head over to AltPress.com to hear it.
The already strong lineup now features both the Norwegian spacerockers in Electric Eye, Danish psych-gazers Spökraket who will be splitting up shortly after CPF '16 and finally we will also see Spectrum, a near-legendary psychedelic outfit led by Spacemen 3 founding member Peter Kember, also referred to as Sonic Boom. Astonishingly, Jason Pierce (also a founding member of Spacemen 3) will join Spectrum for this performance!
Copenhagen Psych Fest takes place at various locations in Christiania between July 14th-16th, including venues such as Loppen and Den Grå Hal.