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A Colossal Weekend 2024

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A Colossal Weekend continues its reputation as the “Danish Roadburn” this year with a diverse catalogue of acts in the rock and metal sphere, focusing on the experimental and eclectic side of the heavy genres. The festival seems to still be in very healthy condition thankfully, selling out full festival tickets while also expanding the available stages this year with the appreciated return of the Lounge stage located at the very top of the Lille Vega staircase to have even more bands in and around the main stage, now clocking in a...

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Sticky WIN TICKETS: The Ruins Of Beverast at Stengade on June 09th

Posted by AP on 26/05/24

We have teamed up with Copenhagen venue Stengade to give away 2x2 FREE TICKETS to the upcoming concert there on June 09th, which features the Aachen, Germany-based atmospheric black and doom metal act The Ruins Of Beverast as headliners, and the Denver, CO-resident atmospheric black and folk metal mixologists of Wayfarer as special guests.


All you need to do is send us your full name to contests [at] rockfreaks.net by 23:59 CEST on Thursday, May 30th, and we’ll then randomly select two winners from the list of participants.


Even if you do not win, there are still tickets available for purchase here for 150 DKK (+ fees), whilst more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


The Ruins Of Beverast dropped their latest full-length album “The Thule Grimoires” through Ván Records in 2021, which we reviewed here. Be sure to watch the official music video for the track “Anchoress in Furs” from it below.


Silvera reveals details of new album "World Behind Doors"

Posted by AP on 29/05/24

Nykøbing M., Denmark-born hard rock outfit Silvera will release a new full-length album titled “World Behind Doors” through Mighty Music on August 23rd. It comprises these songs:


01. “World Behind Doors”

02. “Sane”

03. “Utopian”

04. “Death of Me”

05. “Gone Too Far”

06. “Lifeline”

07. “Masquerade”

08. “Patiently”

09. “Same as Before”

10. “D.I.D.”

11. “Show Me How to Live”

12. “Betrayal”


You can study the artwork and pre-order the record on a format of your choosing via the label’s webstore, and then check out a lyric video for the previously premiered, latest single “Utopian” from it below.


The band will celebrate the release with a headlining concert at Copenhagen venue Rust on August 24th, with Transport League providing support. Tickets for the show are available for purchase over at Ticketmaster.dk for 160 DKK (+ fees), whilst more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes to Denmark in October

Posted by AP on 29/05/24

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom-formed alternative rock and hardcore punk mixologists Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be touring Europe in the autumn, and while the complete itinerary for the trek itself is yet to be revealed, it does include a headlining concert at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on October 21st.


Tickets for the show cost 275 DKK (+ fees) and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, May 31st via Ticketmaster.dk, while more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes released their latest full-length album titled “Dark Rainbow” through International Death Cult earlier this year, and we reviewed it here. You can watch the official music video for the lead single “Self Love” from it below.


Neaera unleashes new "All Is Dust" video single

Posted by AP on 29/05/24

Neaera has unleashed a new video single dubbed “All Is Dust”, which you can check out below. It serves as the title track on their upcoming album, which was detailed in our earlier news story and will be released by Metal Blade Records on June 28th.


Sublime shares new single: "Feel Like That"

Posted by AP on 28/05/24

Long Beach, CA’s ska punk / reggae icons Sublime have shared a new single called “Feel Like That”, which features previously unheard vocals recorded by the band’s late frontman Bradley Nowell, his son Jakob Nowell, as well as Stick Figure’s vocalist Scott Woodruff. It represents the first music to emerge from the group in 28 years.


Beyond The Black posts live footage featuring "Human" performance

Posted by AP on 28/05/24

Beyond The Black has posted live footage featuring a performance of their track “Human” online below. The song is found on the Sankt Wedel, Germany-born symphonic metal group’s self-titled album, which came out through Nuclear Blast in 2023.


Leap announces headlining European tour in October & November

Posted by AP on 28/05/24

London, United Kingdom-based indie rock outfit Leap has announced a headlining European tour later this year, and their itinerary includes a concert at Stengade in Copenhagen on November 01st.


Tickets for the show are available for purchase over at Billetto.dk for 155 DKK (+ fees), whilst more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the complete routing for the trek itself pans out:


October 12th - EBGB’s Liverpool, UK

October 14th - Garage Attic, Glasgow, UK

October 15th - YES Basement, Manchester, UK

October 16th - Louisiana, Bristol, UK

October 17th - Lafayette, London, UK

November 01st - Stengade, Copenhagen, DEN

November 03rd - Speicher, Husum, GER

November 04th - Häkken, Hamburg, GER

November 05th - Kavka Oudaan, Antwerp, BEL

November 06th - Ekko, Utrecht, NLD

November 07th - Rotown, Rotterdam, NLD

November 09th - EM2, Groningen, NLD

November 12th - Backstage by the Mill, Paris, FRA

November 13th - Goldmarks, Stuttgart, GER

November 14th - Nachtleben, Frankfurt am Main, GER

November 15th - Spektakulum, Düsseldorf, GER

November 19th - Naumanns Tanzlokal, Leipzig, GER

November 21st - Strom, Munich, GER

November 26th - Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, POL

November 27th - Futurum, Prague, CZE

November 29th - Sudhaus, Basel, CHE


Leap dropped a new video single titled “One Way Out” last month, and you can check it out below.


Daze Of June premieres new "Secret Door" video single

Posted by AP on 28/05/24

Daze Of June has premiered a new video single titled “Secret Door” below. It is the second piece of music to arrive from the Roskilde, Denmark-formed metalcore faction since their latest studio album “Tainted Blood”, which came out through Prime Collective in 2021 and was reviewed by us here.


The band will join forces with Cold Culture and Ashes Of Billy for a free concert at Byhaven in Copenhagen this Saturday, June 01st. For more details regarding the festivities, which will also feature our editor AP on the DJ decks, see the official Facebook event.


Hexis lifts veil on headlining Copenhagen show in September

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Hexis has lifted the veil on a headlining concert at Forbrændingen in Albertslund on the outskirts of Copenhagen on September 20th, with Galge set to provide support.


Tickets for the show are available for purchase via the venue’s website for 195 DKK (+ fees), whilst more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


For an overview of the band’s upcoming European touring plans, see our dates page.


Hexis released a new EP titled “Relictus / Umbrae” via independent means last month, and you can check out a visualiser clip for the track “Relictus” from it below.


Arion debuts new single: "Wildfire"

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Arion has debuted a new single called “Wildfire” below. It is the second piece of music to emerge from the Helsinki, Finland-resident symphonic power metal crew since their latest full-length offering “Vultures Die Alone”, which came out through AFM Records in 2021.


Open Surgery to release new EP "Absolute Destruction" in July

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Finspång, Sweden-formed death metal horde Open Surgery has set July 19th as the official release date for their new EP“Absolute Destruction”. It will be issued through BVR Records and comprises the following tracks:


01. “Ring of Absolute Destruction”

02. “Divine Asphyxiation”

03. “Ceremonial Collector of Skulls”

04. “Psychotic Flamethrower Maniac”

05. “Serial Sodomy”

06. “Sub Zero Suffocation”

07. “Corpus os Impurum”

08. “Unrelenting Massacre”

09. “Amphibious Assault”


More details regarding the effort are still pending, but you can listen to the first single “Ceremonial Collector of Skulls” from it below.


Fabled Mind & more booked for FredagsPunkBash #2 in September

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

FredagsPunk — a Danish Facebook group dedicated to appreciating the punk rock genre — will host the second edition of its FredagsPunkBash at Richter in Gladsaxe on the outskirts of Copenhagen on September 13th. The following bands are set to perform:


The 20Belows (dk)

Big Mess (dk)

Dungeon Days (dk)

Fabled Mind (dk)

Situationsfornærmelse (dk)


Tickets can be bought from the venue’s website for 145 DKK a piece, whilst more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Mister Misery shares music video for new song "Root of All Evil"

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Mister Misery has shared the official music video for their new song “Root of All Evil” below. It appears on the Swedish melodic death metal band’s approaching self-titled album, which is due for release via AFM Records on August 02nd, and the details surrounding which were revealed in our previous news item.


Loksmith unveils headlining Copenhagen show in September

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Copenhagen, Denmark-based progressive rock group Loksmith will play a headlining concert at their hometown venue Råhuset on September 07th, with Astro-Lloyd and Second Wind set to provide support.


Tickets for the show are priced at 100 DKK (+ fees) and can be bought from Billetto.dk, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Loksmith released their début EP “The Issue” via independent means in 2023, and you can listen to the entire effort below.


Maxïmo Park reveals details of new album "Stream of Life"

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom’s indie rock stalwarts Maxïmo Park have revealed September 27th to be the official release date for their new full-length outing “Stream of Life”. It will be issued through Lower Third and includes the following songs:


01. “Your Own Worst Enemy”

02. “Favourite Songs”

03. “Dormant ’til Explosion” (feat. Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon Reenactment Society)

04. “The End Can Be as Good as the Start”

05. “Armchair View”

06. “Quiz Show Clue”

07. “Stream of Life”

08. “Doppelgänger Eyes”

09. “I Knew that You’d Say That”

10. “The Path I Chose”

11. “No Such Thing as a Society”


Pre-orders for all formats of the effort have been launched via this link, which will also reveal the artwork, while the official music video for the second single “Your Own Worst Enemy” is available for viewing below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at Lille VEGA in Copenhagen on November 09th, and there are still tickets available for purchase here for 260 DKK (+ fees). For more details regarding the show, check the official Facebook event.


The concert belongs to a larger European tour, the complete routing for which is listed in our dates section.


Noroth drops music video for new cut "Adorned in Rotting Flesh"

Posted by AP on 27/05/24

Noroth has dropped the official music video for their new cut “Adorned in Rotting Flesh” online below. It lives on the Seattle, WA-born death metal horde’s approaching album “Sacrificial Solace”, which will be released by Carbonized Records on June 07th, and the details surrounding which were listed in our earlier news story.


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