A roundup of the latest news from Nuclear Blast artists including tour announcements, album updates and new music from Wintersun, Amorphis, Vader, Immolation, Agnostic Front, The Doomsday Kingdom, Memoriam and Dimmu Borgir.
Wintersun start crowdfunding and launch pre-order for upcoming new album
Finnish epic melodic death metal masters WINTERSUN launch their crowdfunding campagn to raise funds for their own headquarter studio. You will have time until March 31st to pre-order the “Forest Package” for 50,- € directly from the band, which includes the digital high quality files of the new album »The Forest Seasons« as well as the instrumental version of the release, a version with isolated tracks and both their last two albums with a remastered sound. In addition you will also receive the audio of the band’s impressive show “Live At Tuska 2013”.
Watch the campagn video of WINTERSUN including snippets of new song material here:
Support the band and help them reach their crowdfunding goal by contributing here at INDIEGOGO: www.indiegogo.com/projects/wintersun-crowdfunding
Front man Jari Mäenpää states:
“Here it is guys!!!
We welcome you to change the future of WINTERSUN and the WINTERSUN fans for the better! We are doing this crowdfunding campaign by working directly with you guys to take WINTERSUN together to the next level. We are offering you an amazing crowdfunding package called the “Forest Package”, which has a lot of epic content including our 3rd full length album »The Forest Seasons«.
Please go to our Indiegogo page to check out our crowdfunding video to learn more about our vision for the future, about our new album and all the great stuff we are offering! And remember, this deal and the crowdfunding will last only this month, ending on March 31st 2017! Make sure to watch the whole video! Music from the new album throughout the video! TURN UP THE VOLUME AND ENJOY!“
Amorphis to support Volbeat on tour
VOLBEAT has announced the support artists, hand selected by the band, as special guests on their European tour, planned for late-summer to early-fall. Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, have been chosen as special guest on the entire tour as opener.
“The VOLBEAT guys are good friends of us and we’ve been talking for years, how nice it would be to tour together”, says Esa Holopainen. “Mike is also huge fan of our »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« era, so he is always keen to hear stories from those ”good old” times. It’s been great to watch their huge success and how the band has taken giant leaps from level to another. Last October they played in Helsinki at Hartwall Arena and Mike asked me to do a guest appearance to one of their songs. He sent me their set list a day before, so it was a really a quick rehearsing that turned out for a great moment to share the stage with the guys. Again then we talked about touring plans and now it really escalated for real. VOLBEAT and their crew are absolutely killer people, so I’m sure it will be great fun with great bands. Pretty massive I would say.”
VOLBEAT w/ AMORPHIS
23.08 D Hamburg – Volkspark (SOLD OUT) #
24.08 D Berlin – Waldbühne #
26.08 DK Copenhagen – Parken (SOLD OUT) ^
28.08 D Mönchengladbach – Sparkassenpark ^
30.08 CH Thun – Stockhorn Arena <
01.09 A Graz – Messe Graz ^
03.09 D Schweinfurt – Willy Sachs Stadium #
05.09 NL Eindhoven – Strijp-S ^
07.09 N Oslo – Telenor Arena +
09.09 S Stockholm – Friends Arena +
# – With Special Guest & Amorphis
^ – With Flogging Molly & Amorphis
< – With Beatsteaks, Flogging Molly and Amorphis
+ – With Breaking Benjamin & Amorphis
Vader and Immolation announce co-headlining European shows in April
Polish death metal legends VADER and Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters IMMOLATION, are very pleased to announce that they will both be touring on a co-headlining tour this coming April. VADER will be headlining the six shows, with IMMOLATION co-headlining the show. Also supporting will be Austrian brutal death metal troupe MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, more supports to be announced in due course.
Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek from VADER states: „We are very excited that we will be embarking on some new tour dates this spring! After a three month long holiday our batteries are fully charged and VADER is very much READY!!! We have a new set list with some other songs added. This year is the 25th anniversary of our debut album, »The Ultimate Incantation«, so there will definitly be a chance to listen to some old tunes as well. We also plan to play a very special setlist called „The Ultimate Night” on festival shows however! We’ll be bringing chaos and real metal!!! It’s so great that our good friends from IMMOLATION are going to join in the madness too. What can I add? SEE YOU IN THE MOSH PIT m/!”
Tour dates are as follows:
01.04. PL Szczecin – Słowianin
02.04. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
04.04. B Kortrijk – De Kreun
05.04. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
06.04. NL Amstelveen – P60
07.04. D Rheine – Hypothalamus
08.04. DK Aarhus – Royal Metal Festival
09.04. D Flensburg – Roxy
11.04. UK Manchester – Rebellion
12.04. IRL Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
13.04. UK Glasgow – Audio
14.04. UK London – The Underworld
15.04. UK Bristol – Bristol Deathfest
16.04. UK Brighton – MammothFest
18.04. A Vienna – Metal Corner
19.04. CZ Brno – Melodka
20.04. SK Kosice – Colloseum
THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM – release single and lyric video for ‘Hand Of Hell’
On April 7th, the selftitled debut album of THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM will descend upon mankind and unveil eight haunting doom metal tracks with a pinch of NWOBHM. Today, the band around mastermind Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, AVATARIUM) reveals its second single and the lyric video for ‘Hand Of Hell’.
“This is an uptempo song about the warmongers through history, that – with a nod or a pointed finger – can cause bloodbaths and kill thousands, even millions. Either in their own country or on foreign shores”, explains Leif. “I also find it quite scary, how willing certain people follow their leaders into battle and war. If you’re a prophet of hate, it seems like it is easier to gather a following than the prophets of love. Very sad.”
Watch the new ‘Hand Of Hell’ video here:
Get the physical formats of »The Doomsday Kingdom« (incl. the new single ‘Hand Of Hell’) here:
Agnostic Front to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a European tour
Seminal NYC hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT, have changed the face of music throughout their 35-year long career and were partially responsible for the creation of the hardcore genre itself. These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of hardcore were established as one of the meanest-sounding bands in the emerging punk genre, helping to initiate the term “hardcore,” and placing an entire uproar on the New York map by association. From the start, AGNOSTIC FRONT released a catalogue of fast and violent punk tunes consisting of distinctive and aggressive drumming, fuming guitars, overdriven bass work, and a non-stop barrage of chaotic shouting.
With their 11th studio album, »The American Dream Died« (release: April 2015 via Nuclear Blast), the band has perhaps made their most aggressive album in recent years.
So today they announce their upcoming 35th Anniversary tour, amongst others in support of their latest album »The American Dream Died«. If you want to be part of this big anniversary party, don’t miss to catch them live, here:
»35th Anniversary Tour«
17.06. F Clisson – Hellfest
18.06. B Liege – Reflektor
19.06. D Oberhausen – Kulttempel
21.06. F Thionville – Fete De La Musique
22.06. D Munich – Backstage
24.06. RO Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting
01.07. D Würzburg – Mission Ready Festival
03.07. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
04.07. CH Bern – ISC Club
05.07. F Grenoble – L’Ilyade
06.07. F Bordeaux – Iboat
07.07. F Biarritz – Atabal
08.07. E Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
09.07. F Montpellier – Secret Place
10.07. I Segrate (MI) – CSA Baraonda
11.07. A Graz – Explosiv
12.07. H Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton
14.07. D Hamburg – Knust
15.07. D Goldenstedt – Adfdreiht un Buten
16.07. CZ Tabor – Mighty Sounds Festival
Memoriam: first track-by-track trailer released
Old school death metallers MEMORIAM are set to unleash their debut album, »For The Fallen«, on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band have revealed the first track-by-track Video in which they are talking about the first two songs:
02. War Rages On
Check it out here:
Stay tuned for our interview with Memoriam coming soon!
Dimmu Borgir unveil first trailer for “Forces Of The Northern Night”
On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay »Forces Of The Northern Night« upon mankind. On this brand new release you can witness two different live shows: The legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band’s epic return planned for 2017.
Watch the first trailer for »Forces Of The Northern Night« here and take a look behind the scenes of this ambitious orchestra production: