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Decade In Review

Looking back at the decade gone by, it's best to remind ourselves of the musical landscape we were dealing with as the fireworks went off ten years ago. It was the last surviving breaths of emo in its modern, Kerrang!-infused form, which had seen the genre painted as one wearing skinny jeans and eyeliner while sporting a multi-colored, funky haircut in the process throughout the decade. Bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco, not to even mention My Chemical Romance had either written themselves into irrelevancy or were in sev...

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Lonely The Brave unveils new video single: "Bound"

Posted by AP on 4/04/20

Lonely The Brave have unleashed a new video single dubbed “Bound” online below. It represents the first output from the Cambridge, United Kingdom-based alternative rock group since their 2017 EP “Diamond Days”, but there is no word yet on whether it presages the arrival of a new record from the band.


Horisont debuts new track: "Free Riding"

Posted by AP on 4/04/20

Horisont have made a new track called “Free Riding” available for streaming online below. It appears on the Gothenburg, Sweden-born classic hard rock unit’s upcoming album “Sudden Death”, which will be released by Century Media on May 15th, and the details of which were listed in our previous news item.


Redwood Hill announces new dates for "Ender" release parties

Posted by AP on 4/04/20

Copenhagen, Denmark-based black / post-metal outfit Redwood Hill have announced new dates for the two release parties they had planned to take place around the street date of their latest album “Ender”, which came out via Rakkerpark Records last month. You can find more information about the rescheduled concerts by clicking on the individual dates below, and all tickets remain valid of course.


October 10th - Stengade, Copenhagen, DEN

October 17th - Radar, Århus, DEN


Support on both dates will be provided by LLNN, and the Århus stop will also include Hiraki as the opening act.


We have a review of “Ender” underway, and as you await for that to arrive, be sure to listen to the track “Polar” from it right here:


Roadburn Festival 2020 officially postponed to 2021

Posted by AP on 4/04/20

Roadburn Festival will not take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have now confirmed. Instead, the sold out Dutch festival, which takes place in Tilburg, has been moved to cover April 15th to April 18th in 2021, and the indication thus far is that most, if not all of the line-up planned for this year will remain intact. All tickets bought for the 2020 edition will also remain valid.


You can find more information about the festival in the official Facebook event, and as always, we will provide updates in our news feed as they trickle in over the coming months.


Bury Tomorrow premieres "Better Below" music video

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Bury Tomorrow have premiered the official music video for their new track “Better Below”, which you can watch in the bottom of this article. The Southampton, United Kingdom-born metalcore troop was originally meant to release their new album “Cannibal” through Music for Nations today — however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has been pushed back to July 03rd instead. You can find the full details of the record in our earlier news post.


Haken to release "Virus" in June

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

London, United Kingdom-based progressive metal group Haken will release a new album appropriately titled “Virus” through InsideOut Music on June 05th. It comprises the following tracks:


01. “Prosthetic”

02. “Invasion”

03. “Carousel”

04. “The Strain”

05. “Canary Yellow”

06. “Messiah Complex i: Ivory Tower”

07. “Messiah Complex ii: A Glutton for Punishment”

08. “Messiah Complex iii: Marigold”

09. “Messiah Complex iv: The Sect”

10. “Messiah Complex v: Ectobius Rex”

11. “Only Stars”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record in a format of your choosing here, while a music video for the lad single “Prosthetic” is available for viewing below.


Billy Talent drops new song: "I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)"

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Billy Talent have dropped a new single called “I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)”, which you can listen to below. It appears on the Toronto, ON-based alternative rock outfit’s sixth studio album, which will be released later this year, but the details of which are yet to be revealed.


Igorrr lifts veil on music video for "Downgrade Desert"

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Igorrr have lifted the veil on the official music video for their track “Downgrade Desert”, and you can watch it below. It is taken from the French experimental electro-metallers’ latest album “Spirituality and Distortion”, which came out via Metal Blade Records last weekend.


In related news, the band has postponed their European touring plans this Spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the concert that was supposed to take place at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen on April 15th. New dates will be announced in due time.


New Witchcraft single "A Boy and a Girl" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Witchcraft have made a new song called “A Boy and a Girl” available for streaming online below. It is featured on the Örebro, Sweden-based doom / heavy psych outfit’s upcoming album “Black Metal”, which, as previously reported, is an entirely acoustic undertaking. The record will be released by Nuclear Blast on May 01st, and you can find the full details in our previous news post.


The band is scheduled to perform at this coming summer’s edition of Copenhell in Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday, June 18th. The festival is all but sold out, but you can explore the remaining ticket options here or alternatively, keep an eye on the official Facebook event in case somebody decides to sell theirs.


Fuzztival 2020 moved to July/August

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Fuzztival, which was supposed to take place at Huset in the western Danish city of Esbjerg on May 08th and May 09th has been moved to July 31st and August 01st due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


While most of the artists remain onboard, the rescheduling has resulted in a number of line-up changes, so that the current bill now stacks up, as follows:


Causa Sui (dk)

De Forbandede (dk)

Hazemaze (se)

Slowjoint (dk)

Stew (se)

Vestjysk Ørken (dk)

Vokonis (se)

The Whims Of The Great Magnet (nl)


A further four artists will be announced in due course. In the meanwhile, you can buy a ticket for the festival here for 395 DKK, and find more information in the official Facebook event.


Watch Beyond Creation's new music video for "Surface's Echoes"

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Beyond Creation have a new music video out for their track “Surface’s Echoes”, which you can watch below. It is taken from the Montreal, QC-based progressive / technical death metal unit’s latest album “Algorythm”, which was released by Season of Mist in 2018.


The Jesus And Mary Chain announce new dates for European tour

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

East Kilbride, United Kingdom’s noise-rock / shoegaze veterans The Jesus And Mary Chain have announced the rescheduled dates for their postponed European tour; they have been moved to early 2021.


This naturally includes the sold out concert that was supposed to take place at Den Grå Hal in Copenhagen on March 26th, which is now set to take place on February 17th next year. All tickets remain valid, and more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the full itinerary for the tour will pan out.


February 10th - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK

February 11th - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK

February 12th - Roundhouse, London, UK

February 15th - Cirkus, Stockholm, SWE

February 16th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

February 17th - Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen, DEN

February 19th - Astra, Berlin, GER

February 20th - Live Music Hall, Köln, GER

February 21s - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER

February 22nd - Backstage Werk, München, GER

February 23rd - Alcatraz, Milano, ITA

February 25th - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NLD

February 26th - Ancienne Belgique, Bruxelles, BEL


The tour will see the band performing their 1987 album “Darklands” in its entirety, and you can refresh your memory of that record by watching the official music video for the title track below.


Sylosis premieres "Cycle of Suffering" music video

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Sylosis have unveiled the official music video for their song “Cycle of Suffering”, and you can watch it below. It serves the title track to the Reading, United Kingdom-born progressive thrash metal outfit’s latest album, which was released through Nuclear Blast earlier this year.


NOFX unveils music video for new song "Doors and Fours"

Posted by AP on 3/04/20

Another new NOFX video single dubbed “Doors and Fours” has surfaced online, and is available for viewing below. It is part of a string of new songs the Los Angeles, CA-based punk rock jesters have been putting out in recent weeks, but it remains to be seen whether these will all be included on an eventual follow-up to their 2016 album “First Ditch Effort”.


The band will headline the Swedish stop of the Punk in Drublic Music & Beer Festival at Mölleplatsen in Malmö on June 07th, tickets for which can be purchased here for 595 SEK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Blastbeast unveils new artist for The New Shit Showcase

Posted by AP on 2/04/20

Danish metal blog Blastbeast.dk has revealed the second artist for this year’s edition of The New Shit Showcase: the Copenhagen-based symphonic black metal newcomers Lamentari. The band released their début EP “Missa Pro Defunctis” last month, and you can listen to the track “Lacrimosa” from it below.


Lamentari will be joined by five other artists for a live showcase at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on January 09th, tickets for which can be purchased here for 100 DKK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


Monkey3 announces new date for Danish concert

Posted by AP on 2/04/20

Like so many other artists, the Lausanne, Switzerland-based stoner rock group Monkey3 have postponed their European touring plans to later this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


That includes the concert that was supposed to take place at Copenhagen venue Stengade tomorrow, April 03rd; it has been moved to September 24th, and all tickets already purchased remain valid. If you don’t have a ticket, however, you can buy one here for 155 DKK. More details are available in the official Facebook event.


The complete set of dates for the tour is still be be revealed, but they will be listed in our dates section in due time.


Monkey3 released a new album titled “Sphere” through Napalm Records in 2019 — watch the official music video for the song “Spirals” from it below.


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