Avatar, Swedish metal meeting the creepiness outfit, has toured long and far to support their latest album ‘Hail The Apocalypse’, which was released May 13th 2014 via eOne Music. With the first video single ‘Vultures Fly’, the band gained even more recognition among fans in the United States. It was only proper that Avatar wanted to end the promotion of their fifth studio album once again in the United States.
Satyricon European Tour begins in Nijmegen, Netherlands
Surprisingly fewer are the acts of the sort that rotate on my deck for a second and third overhear, and Norwegian black metal Satyricon are one of those. Noticeable is my uneasiness approaching the black metal scene that progressed throughout the past years while witnessing the abounding propaganda of new black metal records and newcomers that worsen to meet the expectations, specially if those newcomers emphasize in portraying themselves as the darkness itself while bearing the standard, now often ridden, corpse paint.
Either way, after their phenomenal yet successful World Dollarspa 2013 Tour, with Satyricon grasping a record amount of sold-out appearances in support for their most recent, self-titled album, Satyricon just began their The Dawn Of A New Age European Tour yesterday, April 4th, at Doornroosje in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This tour will be the act’s only European tour throughout this whole year while Satyricon encompasses a meager hiatus from their 2014 live activities.
Ensiferum and Korpiklaani to tour North America
Folk metal has a sense of earthiness that no other metal gender can imitate. From theatricality on stage to the usage of more traditional instruments from the Northern hemisphere, it creates the melancholy of old and simpler times that current society simply does not get. Finland seems to be for folk metal, what Norway is to black metal and Sweden to death metal, with two of the most well known in the folk metal scene: Korpiklaani and Ensiferum. And those two are taking the road, or better put, sailing sails towards North America to give a sense of ancient, braveness into war and wisdom that comes from a culture firmly tight with Earth.
Marduk’s forthcoming ‘Frontschwein’ invasion
Swedish blasphemous black metal war masters Marduk, are preparing to invade Europe by releasing their forthcoming and thirteenth new studio record entitled ‘Frontschwein’ on January 19th, 2015 through Century Media Records.
At The Gates to headline The Decibel Magazine Tour
It seems that the future for Gothenburg based, Swedish melodic death metal veterans At The Gates turns out to be naught more but promising and extremely intensive. Lately, the Swedish quintet announced that they are gearing up to embark in the infamous Decibel Magazine fourth touring edition, which gathers besides them as headliners, the supportive blasts from United States hardcore unit Converge and United Kingdom’s old-school death metal supergroup, Vallenfyre, still with an opening special appearance yet to be announced during this December, 2014.
Moonspell announces European tour with Septicflesh
Unavoidable, when referring to the Portuguese metal scene, somber goth-is melodramatic Moonspell is the top-notch exponents of an entire country, or at least, the foremost recognizable act arising from my country in the past decade, alongside with the doom gothic eloquence of Heavenwood, and the insanely fresh and brutalization of Holocausto Canibal.
Omnium Gatherum cancels Japanese tour dates
Finnish melodic, progressive death metallers Omnium Gatherum have come forth with saddened news regarding their Japanese entanglement with the event promoter: