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Best Music Of 2015: Writers' Picks

Best Music Of 2015: Writers' Picks

It’s the season, dear readers, for traditions aplenty, sure enough, but most importantly it is the season for one tradition to rule them all: It’s time for Best Of The Year Lists! As for so many other publications, we join in taking the approaching New Year as an occasion to look back and single out the best new works of music from the preceding twelve months. This year the Rockfreaks.net team will have managed to review almost 600 albums by the time the champagne pops and the fireworks go off, while sampling quite a few more that we ...

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Primordial announces headlining Danish concert

Posted by AP on 5/02/16

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.


Tickets cost 225 DKK (incl. fees), and are available for purchase from Billetnet.dk. Find more information in the official Facebook event.


Wintersleep airs new song "Santa Fe"

Posted by TL on 5/02/16

Canadian indie-rockers Wintersleep have released "Santa Fe", the second single from their upcoming album "The Great Detachment".


The album is set for release on March 4th. It follows the band's fifth album "Hello Hum" from 2012, which we have a review of here.


Deftones debut new single: "Prayers / Triangles"

Posted by AP on 5/02/16

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.

Say Anything surprise releases new album "I Don't Think It Is"

Posted by TL on 4/02/16

American emo/pop-punk songwriting group Say Anything surprise released their new album "I Don't Think It Is" for streaming on their website today.


The album can be streamed below here, and will be released properly tomorrow, February 5th, via Equal Vision Records:


Tinderbox '16 adds Band Of Horses, Flogging Molly + more

Posted by TL on 4/02/16

Denmark's Tinderbox Festival has added the following artists to its line-up


Band Of Horses

Alan Walker

Flogging Molly

Turboweekend

Deniz Koyu

Zeds Dead


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.

Cold Night For Alligators & Ghost Iris announces Danish shows

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

Danish tech metal / djent outfits Cold Night For Alligators and Ghost Iris have announced a handful of domestic concerts together in support of their respective debut albums ”Course of Events” and ”Anecdotes of Science & Soul”. Here’s how the dates stack up:


March 05th - Scene 7, Herning, DEN

March 12th - Gimle, Roskilde, DEN

March 19th - V58, Århus, DEN

April 02nd - Loppen, Copenhagen, DEN

May 13th - Kulturfabrikken, Nykøbing F., DEN


Click on the individual dates for more information, where applicable.

Tombs to unleash new EP "All Empires Fall" in April

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

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”

02. “Obsidian”

03. “Last Days of Sunlight”

04. “Deceiver”

05. “V”


”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.

Artillery announces new album: "Penaltly by Perception"

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

Danish thrash veterans Artillery will release their eighth studio album, dubbed ”Penalty by Perception”, via Metal Blade Records on March 25th. It com

The Body & Full Of Hell debut first collab. single: "The Little Death"

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

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.


Tickets cost 80 DKK, and can be sourced from Billetto.dk. For the official Facebook event, click here.


Should you be interested in the full routing of the tour, see our earlier news.

Millencolin to release "True Brew" EP; European tour announced

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

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:


February 11th - 013, Tilburg, NET

February 12th - Electric Ballroom, London, UK

February 13th - Ritz, Manchester, UK

February 14th - Bierkeller, Bristol, UK

February 16th - Divan du Monde, Paris, FRA

February 17th - L'Atabal, Biarritz, FRA

February 18th - Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA

February 19th - Penelope, Madrid, SPA

February 20th - Apolo, Barcelona, SPA

February 21st - Moulin, Marseilles, FRA

February 22nd - Live, Trezzo Sull’Adda, ITA

February 23rd - Rockhouse, Salzburg, AUT

February 24th - Posthalle, Würzburg, GER

February 27th - West Coast Riot, Gothenburg, SWE

Scorpions, Amon Amarth & lots more confirmed for Copenhell '16

Posted by AP on 4/02/16

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.


Keep an eye on the official Facebook event for further updates.

Night Birds announce European tour (incl. Danish show)

Posted by MIN on 3/02/16

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.


Saosin teases comeback LP

Posted by TL on 3/02/16

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.


Bombus premieres music video for new song "Deadweight"

Posted by AP on 3/02/16

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:


March 12th - MetalTown Indoors, Gothenburg, SWE

June 03rd - Metallsvenskan, Örebro, SWE

Silver Snakes streaming new album "Saboteur"

Posted by AP on 3/02/16

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.

CPF '16 boosts lineup with SPECTRUM + more

Posted by BV on 2/02/16

Copenhagen Psych Fest have boosted their lineup with three new names.


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.


Tickets are still available here.

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