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A Colossal Weekend 2019

A Colossal Weekend 2019

For the fourth time, the booking group COLOSSAL are spearheading the yearly event known as A Colossal Weekend. As always, it takes place at VEGA in Copenhagen, and this year the stages are back to the original two: Lille VEGA and the upstairs Lounge. The genre focus is still centered on rock and metal genres that are post-oriented and massive or mathy in their sound. And yet, it feels smaller this year, due to the lack of big headlining names. There are more local bands in the mix and more diversity in the bookings, with the Friday be...

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Cruel Hand debuts new track: "Never Be Whole"

Posted by AP on 22/05/19

Portland, ME-based hardcore punk troop Cruel Hand has premiered a new track called “Never Be Whole”, which you can stream below. It features on an upcoming 7” single from the band, the b-side of which contains a live version of their song “Under the Ice”. The official release date for that EP is yet to be revealed, however.


Opeth details new album "In Cauda Venenum"

Posted by AP on 22/05/19

Stockholm, Sweden-resident progressive metal titans Opeth have shed some light on their upcoming 13th studio album, though no release date has been set as of yet. The effort has been given the title “In Cauda Venenum” and it comes in both an English and a Swedish language version, featuring the following tracks:


01. “Garden of Earthly Delights” / “Livets trädgård”

02. “Dignity” / “Svekets prins”

03. “Heart in Hand” / “Hjärtat vet vad handen gör”

04. “Next of Kin” / “De närmast sörjande”

05. “Lovelorn Crime” / “Minnets yta”

06. “Charlatan”

07. “Universal Truth” / “Ingen sanning är allas”

08. “The Garroter” / “Banemannen”

09. “Continuum” / “Kontinuerlig drift”

10. “All Things Will Pass” / “Allting tar slut”


Danish fans can look forward to watching Opeth live at Det Kongelige Teater’s Old Stage in Copenhagen on November 17th, regular tickets for which are however sold out over at Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Hundredth premieres new single: "Whatever"

Posted by AP on 22/05/19

Hundredth have debuted a shoegazing new single dubbed “Whatever” via Stereogum below. It is the first recorded output from the Myrtle Beach, SC-born melodic hardcore turned indie-rockers since their 2017 album “Rare”, which we reviewed here. Whether it serves as the first taste from the follow-up to that record remains to be seen, but stay tuned for updates as they trickle in.


Pelican streaming new song: "Cold Hope"

Posted by AP on 22/05/19

Pelican have debuted a new song called “Cold Hope” online below. It is taken from the Chicago, IL-based instrumental rock group’s forthcoming album “Nighttime Stories”, which will be released through Southern Lord on June 07th. You can find more details about the record in our earlier news article.


Copenhell 2019 unveils special 10th Anniversary jam concert

Posted by AP on 22/05/19

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary this year, Copenhell has unveiled a special concert dubbed “Ten Years in Hell”, which will bring together no less than 40 Danish rock and metal musicians for a gigantic jam session featuring a plethora of genre classics, as well as the two tracks featured on the “Ti år i helvede” EP by Nyt Liv and Omvendt Korstog, which came out earlier this year and which you can stream in the bottom of this article.


The full cast of musicians involved in this ambitious undertaking pans out, as follows:


- Allan Tschicaja (drummer of Pretty Maids)

- Anders Bo Rasmussen (guitarist of Rising)

- Anders Lundemark (bassist & vocalist of Konkhra)

- Bastian Thusgaard (drummer of Soilwork)

- Casper Roland Popp (vocalist of Bersærk)

- Chris Kreutzfeldt (guitarist of CABAL)

- David Mikkelsen (guitarist & vocalist of Phrenelith & Undergang)

- Esben ‘Esse’ Elnegaard Hansen (vocalist of Hatesphere)

- Hank Shermann (guitarist of Mercyful Fate)

- Holger Rumph-Frost (bassist of MØL)

- Jacob Binzer (guitarist of D-A-D)

- Jakob Jensen (drummer of Aphyxion)

- Jakob Krogholt (guitarist of Rising)

- Jakob Mølbjerg (guitarist of Mercenary)

- Kaspar Boye ‘KB’ Larsen (bassist of Parasight & Volbeat)

- Ken Hammer (guitarist of Pretty Maids)

- Lasse Mørch Revsbech (guitarist of BAEST)

- Lola Hammerich (guitarist & vocalist of Baby In Vain)

- Martin Goltermann (guitarist of Nyt Liv)

- Martin Kristensen (bassist of Konkhra)

- Michael Bastholm Dahl (vocalist of Artillery)

- Michael Benborg Aagesen (vocalist of Nyt Liv)

- Mikael Ehlert Hansen (bassist & vocalist of IAmFire & Koldborn)

- Michael Stützer (guitarist of Artillery)

- Mirza Radonjica-Bang (vocalist of Siamese)

- Morten Grønnegaard (vocalist of Rising)

- Nicklas Sonne (guitarist & vocalist of Defecto)

- Oskar J. Frederiksen (guitarist & vocalist of Slægt)

- Peter ‘Pepe’ Hansen (guitarist of Hatesphere)

- Rasmus G. Sejersen (drummer of LLNN & The Psyke Project)

- Rasmus Schmidt (drummer of Illdisposed)

- Ronnie Atkins (vocalist of Pretty Maids)

- Simon Erlendsson (drummer of Nyt Liv)

- Simon Olsen (vocalist of BAEST)

- Søren Andersen (guitarist of Electric Guitars & Glenn Hughes)

- Søren Hvidt (bassist of Nyt Liv)

- Theis Roed Thogersen (bassist of Helhorse)

- Tim Christensen (guitarist & vocalist of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy)


Copenhell will take place in the Refshaleøen industrial area of Copenhagen, Denmark between June 19th and June 22nd and with the exception of one-day tickets for the first (warm-up) day, it is completely sold out. In case you’re still on the lookout for a ticket, you can keep an eye on the official Facebook event for people potentially selling theirs.


Russian Circles to release "Blood Year" in August

Posted by AP on 21/05/19

Russian Circles will release a new album titled “Blood Year” through Sargent House on August 02nd. It features the following songs:


01. “Hunter Moon”

02. “Arluck”

03. “Milano”

04. “Kohokia”

05. “Ghost on High”

06. “Sinaia”

07. “Quartered”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the album here, while a stream of the first single “Arluck” is available below:


Cannibal Corpse premieres "Red Before Black" music video

Posted by AP on 21/05/19

Cannibal Corpse have premiered the gory official music video for “Red Before Black” — the title track to the Buffalo, NY-born death metallers’ latest album of the same name from 2017, which we reviewed here. You may watch the clip below:


Lingua Ignota debuts new single: "Butcher of the World"

Posted by AP on 20/05/19

Lingua Ignota — the artistic moniker of the Austin, TX-born experimental noise-rock artist Kristin Hayter — has unleashed a new single dubbed “Butcher of the World”, which you can stream below. It is taken from her upcoming album “Caligula”, which will be released through Profound Lore on July 19th and is available for pre-order here.


Earthless announce Danish concert in August

Posted by AP on 20/05/19

San Diego, CA-resident heavy psych power trio Earthless will return to Denmark on August 16th to play a concert at Godset in Kolding.


Tickets cost 125 DKK and are available for purchase now via the venue’s website, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Earthless continue to tour off the back of their 2018 album “Black Heaven”. You can watch a visualiser for the title track to it right here:


Aborted & more booked for Copenhagen show in November

Posted by AP on 20/05/19

Beveren, Belgium-resident death metal mob Aborted have been booked for a concert at Store VEGA in Copenhagen on November 01st. Support will be provided by Entombed A.D. and BAEST.


Tickets are available for purchase now via Ticketmaster.dk for 225 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour, the itinerary for which pans out, as follows:


October 18th - Tufnell Park Dome, London, UK

October 19th - Metal Inferno Festival, Paderborn, GER

October 20th - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, GER

October 21st - Futurum, Praha, CZE

October 22nd - Randal, Bratislava, SVK

October 23rd - Proxima, Warszawa, POL

October 24th - Kablys, Vilnius, LIT

October 25th - Melna Piektdiena, Riga, LAT

October 26th - Tapper, Tallinn, EST

October 27th - On the Rocks, Helsinki, FIN

October 29th - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm, SWE

October 30th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

October 31st - John Dee, Oslo, NOR

November 01st - Store VEGA, Copenhagen, DEN

November 02nd - Goldgrube, Kassel, GER

November 03rd - MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, GER

November 04th - Legend, Milano, ITA

November 05th - Metronum, Toulouse, FRA

November 06th - Garaje, Murcia, ESP

November 07th - Paris 15, Málaga, ESP

November 09th - Stage Live, Bilbao, ESP

November 11th - Camji, Niort, FRA

November 12th - Ubu, Rennes, FRA

November 13th - L’Empreinte, Savigny-le-Temple, FRA

November 14th - Zappa, Antwerpen, BEL

November 15th - Patronaat, Haarlem, NLD

November 16th - Volt, Sittard, NLD

November 17th - Kulturpalast, Hamburg, GER


Aborted released an excellent new album titled “TerrorVision” in 2018, which we reviewed here. You can watch the official music video for the track “Vespertine Decay” from it below:


Minami Deutsch announces European tour in August/September

Posted by AP on 19/05/19

Tokyo, Japan-based krautrock group Minami Deutsch will be touring Europe in the late summer and early autumn, and the trek includes a concert at Tape in Århus on September 04th. While an official confirmation of that show by the promoter / venue is still pending, you can view the full itinerary for the tour as it currently stands right here:


August 03rd - Saristra Festival, Kefalonia, GRC

August 05th - Kramladen, Wien, AUT

August 06th - Hana-Bi, Marina di Ravenna, ITA

August 07th - Cascina Bellaria, Sezzadio, ITA

August 08th - Sonic Blast Festival, Moledo, PRT

August 10th - Void Fest, Sinzendorf, GER

August 12th - Lanes, Bristol, UK

August 13th - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK

August 14th - Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

August 15th - Trades, Hebden Bridge, UK

August 16th - Waiting Room, London, UK

August 20th - Supersonic, Paris, FRA

August 21st - Merleyn, Nijmegen, NLD

August 22nd - George and the Bear, Genk, BEL

August 23rd - Fuzz, Eindhoven, NLD

August 24th - Freak Valley Refueled, Siegen, GER

August 26th - Münze 13, Tübingen, GER

August 28th - Protokultura, Bratislava, SVK

August 30th - Alchemia, Kraków, POL

September 03rd - Hafenklang, Hamburg, GER

September 04th - Tape, Århus, DEN

September 05th - Plan B, Malmö, SWE

September 06th - Musikhuset, Göteborg, SWE

September 08th - Hus 7, Stockholm, SWE

September 10th - Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, GER

September 11th - Import Export, München, GER

September 12th - ISC, Bern, CHE

September 15th - Coolin, Hossegor, FRA

September 17th - Dabadaba, San Sebastián, ESP

September 19th - Fun House, Madrid, ESP

September 21st - Music Box, Lisboa, PRT

September 23rd - Planta Baja, Granada, ESP

September 24th - 16 Toneladas, Valencia, ESP

September 25th - Upload, Barcelona, ESP

September 27th - Ferme de Quincé, Rennes, FRA

September 28th - Bulle Café, Lille, FRA


Minami Deutsch released a new album titled “With Dim Light” in 2018, and you can stream the entire thing right here:


The Black Keys premiere "Go" music video

Posted by AP on 18/05/19

The Black Keys have issued a music video for “Go” — one of the songs that comprise the Akron, OH-based garage rockers' upcoming album “Let’s Rock”, which is slated for release through Nonesuch Records on June 28th and was detailed in our earlier news article. You may watch the clip below:


Cable debuts first new song in a decade: "Rivers of Old"

Posted by AP on 18/05/19

Rockville, CT-resident atmospheric sludge metal group Cable will unleash a new album titled “Take the Stairs to Hell” via Translation Loss Records on July 26th. You can view the artwork and pre-order the effort, which represents the band’s first recorded output since 2009’s “The Failed Convict”, right here, while a stream of the first single “Rivers of Old” is available below:


Good Riddance announces new album: "Thoughts and Prayers"

Posted by AP on 18/05/19

Santa Cruz, CA-based punk-rock group Good Riddance will release a new album titled “Thoughts and Prayers” through Fat Wreck Chords on July 19th. It features the following songs:


01. “Edmund Pettus Bridge”

02. “Rapture”

03. “Don’t Have Time”

04. “Our Great Divide”

05. “Wish You Well”

06. “Precariat”

07. “No King But Caesar”

08. “Who We Are”

09. “No Safe Place”

10. “Pox Americana”

11. “Lo Que Sucede”

12. “Requisite Catastrophes”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the album via the label’s webstore, while a stream of the first single “Don’t Have Time” is available below.


Have Mercy to release "The Love Life" in August

Posted by AP on 18/05/19

Baltimore, MD-born emo / indie-rock outfit Have Mercy have set August 02nd as the official release date for their new album “The Love Life” through Hopeless Records. It comprises the eleven tracks listed below:


01. “We Ain’t Got Love”

02. “Heartbeat”

03. “40oz”

04. “Clair”

05. “Mattress on the Floor”

06. “Dressed Down”

07. “So Like You”

08. “Just Fine”

09. “Control”

10. “These Streets”

11. “8006 Hedgeway CT.”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record here, while a stream of the first single “Clair” is available below:


Raise Your Horns festival unveils full 2019 line-up

Posted by AP on 18/05/19

Raise Your Horns — the festival taking place on the Danish island of Bornholm on September 13th and September 14th this year — has unveiled the full line-up for its 2019 edition. The following artists will appear during the two days:


Blood Red Throne (no)

Cryosphere (dk)

Deadflesh (dk)

The Driftwood Sign (se)

Egonaut (se)

Festerday (fi)

Ghost Iris (dk)

Livløs (dk)

ORM (dk)

Rimfrost (se)

Silent Fracture (dk)

Tainted Lady (dk)

Thorium (dk/se)

Vanir (dk)


Tickets for the festival are available for purchase now via Ticketmaster.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


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