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A Colossal Weekend 2016

A Colossal Weekend 2016

The booking agency COLOSSAL has been present on the Copenhagen scene for a while now, pulling the strings behind some great post-rock and post-metal shows as well as reaching into related areas of doom, psych, math and hardcore as well. Those genres and the culture surrounding them are also exactly what is at the heart of this sold-out weekend-event that has been realised in the very professional confines of VEGA. Using both the Lille VEGA stage and the rarely used smaller VEGA Lounge upstairs, the event has a festival feel to it even...

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Defeater announces summer European tour (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 29/05/16

Boston, MA based melodic hardcore outfit Defeater will tour Europe this summer, and the itinerary includes a stop at Beta in Copenhagen on August 05th, according to Avocado Booking. Whilst we await an official confirmation from the venue, you can view the full list of shows included on the tour below:


August 05th - Beta, Copenhagen, DEN

August 06th - Gula Villan, Stockholm, SWE

August 07th - Kulturhuset, Örebro, SWE

August 08th - Skjulet, Gothenburg, SWE

August 09th - Lux, Hannover, GER

August 10th - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER

August 11th - Endless Summer Festival, Torgau, GER

August 12th - Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, POL

August 13th - Brutal Assault, Jaromer, CZE

August 14th - Explosiv, Graz, AUT

August 15th - Dürer Kert, Budapest, HUN

August 16th - Vaudeville, Lindau, GER

August 17th - Petit Bain, Paris, FRA

August 18th - Kulttempel, Oberhausen, GER

August 19th - Destruction Derby, Dessau, GER

August 20th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, BEL


Although ’s latest album ”Abandoned” was far from their best work, as revealed by our review, but the effort nonetheless boasts plenty of solid tracks that should go down well in the live setting. Check out ”Unanswered” below, for instance:


Intronaut & Shining announce co-headlining Danish show

Posted by AP on 27/05/16

Los Angeles, CA -born progressive metallers Intronaut and Shining (the Norwegian blackjazz one) will tour Europe early this Fall with support from Obsidian Kingdom, and although the full routing is yet to be unveiled, the trek does include a show at Loppen in Copenhagen on September 08th.


Tickets cost 130 DKK (+ fees), and can be bought from Billetlugen.dk. For the official Facebook event, click here.


Intronaut released a new album titled ”The Direction of Last Things”, which we heaped considerable praise on in our review here. Below you can check out one of the songs from it, ”Fast Worms”:



Shining likewise released a new album in ”International Blackjazz Society” last year, and we of course reviewed that as well. Check out the track ”The Last Stand” from it right here:


Thrice streaming new album "To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere"

Posted by AP on 27/05/16

Thrice have made their comeback album ”To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere” available for streaming in full below to coincide with its official release today. And now we wait for that elusive Danish show…


The Obsessed post demo of new song: "Be the Night"

Posted by AP on 27/05/16

Potomac, MD’s re-united stoner rock veterans The Obsessed (who count, among others, the legendary Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich among their ranks) have uploaded a demo of a new song dubbed ”Be the Night”, which you can hear below. The final studio recording of it will be featured on the trio’s upcoming album ”Sacred”, which they are set to begin recording this summer for their new label Relapse Records. Commenting on the new record and partnership, Wino offered:


The time is now for rebirth of The Obsessed. Fueled with the anger, wisdom and energy of all things past, this monumental achievement is the culmination of many years of dogged determination and the belief in the music. This music that we and many others find healing and inspirational. At last it sees the light, uncompromising and laden with passion and intensity that we’ll immortalize on our new album.


We’re happy to officially announce our signing with Relapse Records. They also believe in the music and are very understanding of our integrity, vision and aspirations. On tour right now in the USA, we are celebrating this experience with glorious sound. Join us on this golden road. Thanks to all who believe!


Night Verses return with new song "A Dialogue In Cataplexy"

Posted by TL on 26/05/16

American post-hardcore group Night Verses have a new song out called "A Dialogue In Cataplexy", the first available song from their long-awaited sophomore album "Into The Vanishing Light".


The just announced album will be the band's first on Equal Vision Records and has been confirmed for release on July 8th. It will follow up on the very promising "Lift Your Existence" from 2013 which we have a review of here.


Letlive. posts "Another Offensive Song"

Posted by TL on 26/05/16

Californian post-hardcore trail blazers Letlive. - who are set to play this year's Roskilde Festival - have a new song out called "Another Offensive Song" which you can check out over at theprp.com.


The band's highly anticipated 3rd album "If I'm The Devil" comes out on June 10th.

Biffy Clyro debuts new single "Animal Style"

Posted by TL on 26/05/16

Scottish alterna-rock heroes Biffy Clyro have a new single out titled "Animal Style", from their upcoming seventh album "Ellipsis" which is due on July 8th.




Catch the band live in Denmark this year at Roskilde Festival.

Emarosa reveals video for "Hopeless"

Posted by TL on 26/05/16

Kentucky-based melodic rock/post-hardcore group Emarosa has revealed a new video for the recently released single "Helpless". Check it out below while you wait for the July 8th release of "131", the band's second album with singer Bradley Walden:


A Colossal Weekend returns in 2017

Posted by LF on 26/05/16

COLOSSAL have announced that their recent succesful event A Colossal Weekend will return to Vega next year, more specifically on May 5th and 6th. You can follow announcements of bands and tickets on the new official Facebook event here and if you're in doubt whether this announcement is a great thing or not, you could go read our words of praise in the review of the 2016 edition.

Beach Slang to tour Europe twice this summer (incl. Denmark)

Posted by AP on 26/05/16

Philadelphia, PA’s indie-punk sensation Beach Slang will spend most of their summer on tour this year, including two stints across the European continent (the full dates for these are listed further down this news item). And given the huge success of their sold-out show in Copenhagen earlier this year, not to mention their excellent debut album ”The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us”, we have decided to book the band for another gig at KB18 on August 12th.


Tickets for the concert can be bought for 100 DKK (plus an 8 DKK surcharge) via Billetto.dk, and more information is available in the official Facebook event. The band has a new album underway, tentatively due for release in September, so expect to hear plenty of new material played at this show.


Here’s how the two tours pan out thus far:


June 02nd - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, SPA

June 03rd - Rock im Park, Nürnberg, GER

June 04th - Bad Bonn Kilbi, Düdingen, SWI

June 05th - Rock am Ring, Mendig, GER

June 07th - Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK

June 09th - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK

June 10th - Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK

June 11th - Studio 2, Liverpool, UK

June 12th - Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK

June 13th - Bodega, Nottingham, UK

June 14th - Globe, Cardiff, UK

June 15th - Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK

June 17th - Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, NET


August 07th - OFF! Festival, Katowice, POL

August 08th - Tower, Bremen, GER

August 10th - Øya Festival, Oslo, NOR

August 11th - Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, SWE

August 12th - KB18, Copenhagen, DEN

August 13th - Open Flair Festival, Eschwege, GER

August 14th - Taubertal Festival, Rothenburg, GER

August 15th - Mergener Hof, Trier, GER

August 16th - FZW, Dortmund, GER

August 17th - Kleine Freiheit, Osnabrück, GER

August 18th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, BEL

August 19th - Pstereo Festival, Trondheim, NOR

August 20th - Parken Festival, Bodø, NOR

August 26th - Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK

August 28th - Reading Festival, Reading, UK

Death Angel premieres music video for "Lost"

Posted by AP on 26/05/16

Bay Area thrashers Death Angel have premiered the official music video for ”Lost” — a track taken from their new album ”The Evil Divide”, which comes out tomorrow, May 27th on Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the Tommy Jones-directed clip right here:


Periphery announces details for "Periphery III: Select Difficulty"

Posted by AP on 26/05/16

Djent / progressive metal heavyweights Periphery have disclosed the details for their next album ”Periphery III: Select Difficulty”, which is scheduled for a July 22nd release date on Sumerian Records. The record comprises the following eleven tracks:


01. “The Price is Wrong”

02. “Motormouth”

03. “Marigold”

04. “The Way the News Goes…”

05. “Remain Indoors”

06. “Habitual Line-Stepper”

07. “Flatline”

08. “Absolomb”

09. “Catch Fire”

10. “Prayer Position”

11. “Lune”


You can pre-order the effort, as well as glimpse the artwork over at this location, whilst listening to the first single ”The Price is Wrong” below:


Wardruna announces concert in Denmark

Posted by AP on 25/05/16

Einar Selvik’s pagan neo-folk project Wardruna can be experienced in its live constellation at Portalen in Copenhagen suburb Greve on December 01st. There is a new album, ”Runaljod — Ragnarok” on the horizon as well, tentatively set for release in October.


The concert is seated, and tickets cost 350 DKK via the venue’s website. For more information, join the official Facebook event here.


In case you’re unsure what to expect, and why you need to attend, watch the constellation’s magical performance at the 2015 edition of Roadburn Festival right here. There is nothing quite like it.


Selvik is perhaps best known for his former role as the drummer of Gorgoroth from 2000 to 2004, not to mention for Wardruna delivering much of the soundtrack to, and Selvik himself making an acting cameo in the History Channel’s popular television series ”Vikings”.

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya & more to Denmark

Posted by AP on 25/05/16

Continuing with today’s stream of Danish concert announcements, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Volumes and Black Crown Initiate will team up for the Sumerian Alliance European tour this autumn, and the trek includes a stop at Atlas in Århus on October 08th.


Tickets cost 230 DKK, and can be bought from this link. For the official Facebook event, click here.


The full routing for the tour is listed below:


September 09th - Stadtmitte, Karlsruhe, GER

September 10th - VK, Brussels, BEL

September 11th - Key, Leeds, UK

September 12th - Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

September 13th - Sound Control, Manchester, UK

September 14th - Globe, Cardiff, UK

September 15th - Islington Academy, London, UK

September 16th - 013, Tilburg, NET

September 17th - Flèche d’Or, Paris, FRA

September 18th - Metronum, Toulouse, FRA

September 20th - Changó, Madrid, SPA

September 21st - Salamandra 2, Barcelona, SPA

September 22nd - Secret Place, Montpellier, FRA

September 23rd - Legend, Milan, ITA

September 24th - Cerbervs Fest, Lausanne, SWI

September 25th - Garage, Saarbrücken, GER

September 26th - Backstage, Munich, GER

September 27th - Arena, Vienna, AUT

September 28th - Dürer Kert, Budapest, HUN

September 29th - Mega, Katowice, POL

September 30th - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, GER

October 01st/02nd - Euroblast Festival, Cologne, GER

October 03rd - Musik & Frieden, Berlin, GER

October 05th - En Arena, Stockholm, SWE

October 06th - John Dee, Oslo, NOR

October 07th - Fängelset, Gothenburg, SWE

October 08th - Atlas, Århus, DEN


The tour is a chance for the four bands to showcase their latest material: Born Of Osiris”Soul Sphere”, which was released on October 23rd last year; Veil Of Maya’s ”Matriarch”, which came out on May 12th also last year; Volumes”No Sleep” from 2014; and Black Crown Initiate’s upcoming ”Selves We Cannot Forgive” LP, which lands in stores on July 22nd.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to return to Denmark in August

Posted by AP on 25/05/16

Australian psychedelic garage rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will return to Denmark for what is already their second Copenhagen show this year on August 22nd. The gig will take place at Loppen, and you can buy yourself a ticket here for the price of 160 DKK (+ fees). The official Facebook event is found here.


The group released a new album titled ”Nonagon Infinity” via ATO Records on April 29th.

Honningbarna announce two Danish shows in October

Posted by AP on 25/05/16

Hyper-energetic Norwegian punks Honningbarna have booked two concerts in Denmark in the autumn: one at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on October 27th, and another at Platform 4 in Aalborg on October 29th.


Whilst not much information is available regarding the latter gig, tickets for the Copenhagen show are available for purchase from Billetto.dk, costing 140 DKK (+ fees). For more information, join the official Facebook event.


You can revisit our review of the band’s 2013 LP ”Verden er enkel” right here.

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