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Looking back at the last five or ten years in music history, it's difficult to find a match for 2016 when it comes to the sheer breadth and variety of huge releases coming out simultaneously. Just about every band and their mom released an album in 2016. Who would've thought we'd see another American Football record, ever? Let alone in the same year as a new Jimmy Eat World Record? There's plenty more out there. Skate punk legends Pulley returned after more than a decade away from full-lengths, the goddamn Descendents released another...

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Posted by BV on 22/03/17

The contests are rolling in at an insane pace! This time we're handing out 1x2 tickets for the upcoming show with Brutus in Copenhagen on March 27th at BETA.

The requirements are simple: For your chance to win, send your full name to contests@rockfreaks.net before 18:00 on Friday, March 24th. Remember also to indicate the band's name in the headline of your e-mail. The winner will be contacted directly.

More info on the event right here.


Posted by BV on 20/03/17

Let's get a fast contest going: This time we're handing out 2x2 tickets for the upcoming show with You Me At Six in Copenhagen on March 25th at VEGA.

Dirkschneider books two Danish appearances in November

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Udo Dirkschneider, the famed former vocalist of German heavy metal group Accept, will perform at Amager Bio in Copenhagen under his solo Dirkschneider moniker on November 28th, as part of his ”Back to the Roots” touring cycle.

The trek sees Dirkschneider focusing on classic material by Accept during his reign in the band — but this will be the last chance to witness the musician doing so before he will resume touring off the back of his own music as U.D.O..

Tickets for the concert cost 295 DKK and can be bought via Ticketmaster.dk. More information is available in the official Facebook event.

An Århus show is also planned — at VoxHall in Århus on November 29th. Tickets cost 280 DKK and are available here, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.

Watch the music video for the classic ”Balls to the Wall” right here:

Satyricon to play two Danish concerts in October

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Satyricon will tour Europe to promote their upcoming, as-of-yet untitled new album, which is tentatively set for release on September 22nd. The trek includes two concerts in Denmark: one at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on October 17th and another at Train in Århus on October 19th.

Tickets for the Copenhagen show are on sale via Billetlugen.dk for 280 DKK (+ fees), with more information available in the official Facebook event.

Tickets for the Århus gig can be bought via Ticketmaster.dk for 250 DKK, while the Facebook event is found here.

Satyricon’s most recent album is 2014’s self-titled effort, which we reviewed here. Watch the official music video for the song ”Phoenix” from it below.

Kadavar announces Fall European tour (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 22/03/17

Berlin, Germany’s ‘70s rock sensation Kadavar will return to Denmark to play at Copenhagen venue Pumpehuset on November 09th, with Death Alley tapped as support.

Tickets cost 225 DKK and will be released for sale tomorrow, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.dk. The official Facebook event is found here.

The show is part of a larger European tour, the routing for which is given below.

October 12th - Zeche Carl, Essen, GER

October 13th - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER

October 14th - Conne Island, Leipzig, GER

October 15th - Desertfest, Antwerpen, BEL

October 17th - Laiterie, Strasbourg, FRA

October 18th - Trabendo, Paris, FRA

October 19th - L’Ubu, Rennes, FRA

October 20th - Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRA

October 21st - But, Madrid, SPA

October 22nd - Bikini, Barcelona, SPA

October 24th - Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin, FRA

October 25th - Pont Rouge, Monthey, SWI

October 26th - Kiff, Aarau, SWI

October 27th - Backstage, München, GER

October 28th - Flex, Wien, AUT

October 29th - PPC, Graz, AUT

October 30th - Mocvara, Zagreb, CRO

November 01st - A38, Budapest, HUN

November 02nd - Progresja, Warszawa, POL

November 03rd - Kwadrat, Kraków, POL

November 04th - Nová Chmelnice, Praha, CZE

November 05th - Hirsch, Nürnberg, GER

November 07th - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NET

November 08th - Capitol, Hannover, GER

November 09th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

November 10th - Debaser, Stockholm, SWE

November 11th - Blå, Oslo, NOR

November 12th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

November 13th - Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, NET

November 15th - Stollwerck, Köln, GER

November 16th - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER

November 17th - LKA-Longhorn, Stuttgart, GER

November 18th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, GER

Kadavar continues to tour in support of their 2015-album, ”Berlin”, which we reviewed here. Watch the music video for one of the standout tracks from it, ”The Old Man”, right here:

New Ufomammut album "8" set to arrive in September

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Tortona, Italy-born psychedelic doom metallers Ufomammut have picked September 22nd as the official release date for their new album, which they have simply titled ”8”, on Neurot Recordings. Further information about the effort is still pending, but you can view some in-studio footage of the band recording it below.

Mogwai to play concert in Denmark in October

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Scottish post-rock icons Mogwai have announced a European tour this Fall, which includes a concert at Store Vega in Copenhagen on October 13th.

Tickets for the show cost 245 DKK and will be available to purchase from 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, March 22nd via Ticketmaster.dk. For more information, join the official Facebook event.

Here’s how the entire trek maps out:

September 08th - Festival No.6, Portmeirion, UK

October 10th - Rockefeller, Oslo, NOR

October 11th - Nobelberget, Stockholm, SWE

October 12th - KB, Malmö, SWE

October 13th - Store Vega, Copenhagen, DEN

October 14th - Columbiahalle, Berlin, GER

October 16th - Docks, Hamburg, GER

October 17th - E-Werk, Köln, GER

October 18th - Aéronef, Lille, FRA

October 20th - Ancienne Belgique, Bruxelles, BEL

October 22nd - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NET

October 23rd - Grand Rex, Paris, FRA

October 25th - Riviera, Madrid, SPA

October 26th - Reithalle, Basel, SWI

October 27th - Fabrique, Milano, ITA

October 28th - Atlantico, Roma, ITA

October 29th - Estragon, Bologna, ITA

October 31st - Roxy, Praha, CZE

November 01st - Arena, Wien, AUT

November 02nd - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, GER

November 03rd - Backstage, München, GER

December 15th - Brixton Academy, London, UK

December 16th - Hydro, Glasgow, UK

Mogwai’s most recent studio album, ”Rave Tapes”, dates back to 2014 and was praised by our writer LF in her review. You can watch the official music video for one of the songs from it, entitled ”The Lord is Out of Control”, right here:

Forever Unclean premieres music video for "Float"

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Danish punk-rockers Forever Unclean have premiered the music video for ”Float” — the title track to their new EP, which releases this Friday, March 24th on Disconnect Disconnect Records. Watch the clip right here, courtesy of Punknews.org:

The band will celebrate the release with a concert at UnderWerket in Valby on Saturday, March 25th, for which they have picked De Ædlere Dele and Tincture as supports. More information can be found in the official Facebook event.

Should you be unable to attend, the band will play at the venue again on May 27th, supporting the American alt-punk group Pile. Tickets for that show are available via Billetto.dk for 80 DKK (+ fees) and the official Facebook event is found here.

Circle books Danish concert in April

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Finnish avant-garde rockers Circle have booked a performance at Copenhagen venue Stengade on April 19th. Tickets cost 125 DKK (+ fees) and can be bought now via Place2book.com. The official Facebook event is found here.

The latest addition to Circle’s sprawling discography, ”Pharaoh Overlord”, dates back to 2015 — stream one of the songs from it, ”Madonna of Viggiano”, right here:

Two new sleepmakeswaves songs available for streaming

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

The Sydney, Australia-spawned post-rockers of sleepmakeswaves have shared the first singles from their upcoming album, ”Made of Breath Only”, which will be released through Pelagic Records on March 31st. The songs are called ”Tundra” and ”Midnight Sun”, and are available to stream below.

Deus Otiosus streaming new song: "Kneel"

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

The Copenhagen, Denmark-based death/thrash metallers of Deus Otiosus have unleashed a new song off their upcoming fourth album, ”Opposer”, which Great Dane Records will have in stores on April 30th. The track carries the title of ”Kneel” and can be streamed right here:

Duel to tour Europe this Spring (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Austin, TX-born heavy psych/stoner rock group Duel has announced a European tour this Spring, which includes a concert at UnderWerket in Valby on May 01st.

Support for the gig will be provided by Summon King Sykes and a second act to be announced. Tickets cost 75 DKK at the door, with more information available in the official Facebook event.

Here's how the entire trek pans out:

April 28th - Böröm Pöm Pöm, Oberentfelden, SWI

April 29th - Desertfest, Berlin, GER

May 01st - UnderWerket, Valby, DEN

May 03rd - Plan B, Malmö, SWE

May 04th - AJZ, Erfurt, GER

May 05th - Chemiefabrik, Dresden, GER

May 06th - Gaswerk, Winterthur, SWI

May 07th - Crazy Driver, Varedo, ITA

May 08th - Altroquando, Zero Branco, ITA

May 09th - TBA, Trieste, ITA

May 10th - Blah Blah, Torino, ITA

May 11th - Rümpeltum, St. Gallen, SWI

May 12th - Art & Wheels, Basel, SWI

May 13th - Villa K, Bludenz, AUT

May 14th - Rockhouse, Salzburg, AUT

May 16th - AKK, Wegscheid, GER

May 17th - Keller, Stuttgart, GER

May 18th - White Rabbit, Freiburg, GER

May 19th - Sonic Ritual Fest, Athens, GRE

May 20th - Bloom, Mezzago, ITA

May 21st - Hostaria, Castel d’Ario, ITA

Duel released a new album titled ”Fears of the Dead” about a year ago and you can stream the entire record below.

Monarch! & more to play Copenhagen show next month

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Bayonne, France-born doom/drone/sludge metal group Monarch! will play a show at KB18 in Copenhagen on April 04th, with support from the Japanese experimental doom/sludge metallers Birushanah and the local stoner-doom crew Gaia.

Tickets cost 60 DKK (+ fees) via Billetto.dk, and more information can be found in the official Facebook event.

The concert is part of a larger European tour Monarch! and Birushanah are doing together this Spring, the dates for which stack up, as follows:

March 30th - Void, Bordeaux, FRA

March 31st - FGO Barbara, Paris, FRA

April 01st - L’Oreille Qui Traîne, Rouen, FRA

April 02nd - Magasin 4, Bruxelles, BEL

April 03rd - Astra, Hamburg, GER

April 04th - KB18, Copenhagen, DEN

April 05th - Blitz, Oslo, NOR

April 06th - Plan B, Malmö, SWE

April 08th - Plaque, Leipzig, GER

April 09th - Mayapur Pokojicek, Praha, CZE

April 11th - Ebrietas, Zürich, SWI

April 12th - Macao, Milano, ITA

April 13th - Black Sheep, Montpellier, FRA

April 14th - Grrrnd Zéro, Lyon, FRA

April 15th - Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse, FRA

Monarch!’s most recent album, ”Sabbracadaver”, dates back to 2014, with an unofficial stream of one of the songs from it, ”Pentagrammes", available below.

Dead Witches & Yuri Gagarin added to Children of the Sun festival

Posted by AP on 21/03/17

Children of the Sun — the doom/stoner/space rock branch of what used to be Copenhagen Psych Fest — has confirmed that the British/Italian occult doom rockers Dead Witches, featuring former Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening, will appear at the festival’s inaugural edition. Also added to the bill is the Swedish fuzz/space rock outfit Yuri Gagarin.

The festivities will take place at a train depot close to the old Enghave Station in Copenhagen (address: Enghavevej 80, 2450 København SV) on May 26th and 27th, with more information available in the official Facebook event.

The psychedelic rock and shoegaze branch of Copenhagen Psych Fest, meanwhile, will take place at the same location between August 10th and 13th. The Facebook event for that event is found here.

Stream ORM's début album in its entirety

Posted by AP on 20/03/17

Head over to the Decibel Magazine website to stream the self-titled début album by Danish black metallers ORM, which lands in stores this Friday, March 24th.

Be sure to join us at the official release party at Loppen — also on Friday — for which they’ve tapped Gny as support. Tickets cost 70 DKK (+ fees) via Billetlugen.dk, with more information available in the Facebook event here.

Fans situated elsewhere in Denmark can consider the following show options as well:

March 25th — Pitstop, Kolding

April 24th — Von Hatten, Randers (+ Bæst)

June 03rd — Spillestedet, Rønne

New Ghost Bath track "Ambrosial" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 20/03/17

Minot, ND-based depressive black metal act Ghost Bath has unleashed a new song titled ”Ambrosial” from their upcoming album, ”Starmourner”, which lands in stores on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Stream it right here:

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