The Devin Townsend Project gig at BA 2010 edition was hit by a massive thunderstorm, where the heavens have opened up and tons of rain bombarded the stage and the fans. The fans however stayed in front of the stage through the whole storm and together with the band thus created one of the strongest experiences in the history of the festival. And this year THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT shall once again return to our stage and add one more show not to be forgotten! Swedish TIAMAT will perform a cornerstone of atmospheric metal – for the first time you’ll be able to witness this ultimate festival experience with the Wildhoney album being performed in its entirety. Both WALLS OF JERICHO and their frontwoman Candace Kucsulain should be in the metal dictionary under the entry powerful performance, don’t miss this show out if you wanna see real relentless intensity in action! SWALLOW THE SUN on the other hand are a fine example of the sombre doom as trailblazed by Finnish bands. Irish post-rock GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT is also returning to our festival after a great success they had at our fest in the past and it makes certainly pleased that our fans are open minded to welcome bands like them. Swedes THE CROWN on the other hand would probably have a success on every other metal festival out there and that’s no wonder because they put on a hell of a melodic death thrashing show! BIRDS IN ROW are a French Deathwish inc hardcore punk band, with the label affiliation already giving you an idea about their attitude. We are also proud to have meditative and disharmonic death metal diamond forged by fire and ice – ZHRINE from Iceland on the bill! And in the end we would also like to make the fans of contemporary attitude happy so we are welcoming aboard OCEANS ATE ALASKA and for the hardcore fans we have classic 90’s Long Island hardcore punk with VISION OF DISORDER.
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- Ghost at the O2 ABC Glasgow, Wednesday 29th March 2017 (Apr 13, 2017)
- Anthrax at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, April 5, 2017 (Apr 11, 2017)
- Sonata Arctica + Thunderstone @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow (Apr 10, 2017)
ICE HALL, HELSINKI
REVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN
PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of tours where bands perform their classic albums in its entirety. The reason for that is quite simple; there are only a handful of albums without fillers by any band, and Dream Theater makes no exception here. The theme of this tour is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s classic IMAGES AND WORDS album. There’s no denying that the release is one of the most significant releases in the group’s history. The band’s second studio album was the first Dream Theater album to feature James LaBrie on vocals. It is also the band’s most commercially successful release to date, including songs “Pull Me Under,” “Take the Time” and “Another Day” which are among the band’s best-known songs. Therefore, the whole idea of playing the entire IMAGES AND WORDS turned out to be a good choice. Dream Theater pulled such a good number of attendance in Helsinki because the album is still ageless and means a lot for many people.
Frontiers Music srl is pleased to announce the release of WARRANT’s new studio album, “Louder Harder Faster” on May 12, 2017!
Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.
With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster”, true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and will surely send their faithful fans into a frenzy.
Erik Turner says, “[y]ou can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain… a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real f’ckn deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams.”
Jerry Dixon adds, ” ‘Louder Harder Faster’ is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It’s a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again.”
Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The band was formed in the early 80’s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.
In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red”, “Uncle Toms Cabin” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.
WARRANT’s signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster”, so be sure to catch them when they hit your town! Full list of tour dates here: http://www.warrantrocks.com/tour-dates.html
“Louder Harder Faster” tracklisting:
1. Louder Harder Faster
2. Devil Dancer
4. Only Broken Heart
5. U In My Life
6. Music Man
8. New Rebellion
9. Big Sandy
10. Choose Your Fate
11. Let It Go
12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)
Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums
ICE HALL, HELSINKI
REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA
Anthrax have been regular visitors to Finland during the past ten years. In fact, this show is the band’s fourth appearance here within past 16 months. But it seems that there’s a lot of demand for Anthrax as the band sold more than 2000 tickets for their AMONG THE KINGS show, held in Old Ice Hall in Helsinki. Anthrax released their latest opus FOR ALL KINGS on last spring, but this tour is based on classic AMONG THE LIVING album, which the band now is performing live on its entirety. The rest of the set was chosen by the fans who were able to vote for their favorite songs to be played.
The rumours are true! MOONSPELL is ready to release their next album this year.
The band is currently on pre-production with John Phipps orchestralmetal.com at their home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and has recently posted online some pictures of videos of their daily work at the studio.
The album title will be 1755 and it’s a quite surprising twist of events and direction for the band. Versing the Great Lisbon Earthquake (1755), the band has developed a lyrical concept that looks into the death and rebirth of Lisbon and how the disaster changed Religion, Politics and Philosophy in the whole of Europe. The surprise is that the album will be fully sung in PORTUGUESE!
What was supposed to be just a 4-song bonus for the LISBOA UNDER THE SPELL DVD-BLURAY (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 wild fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studios, DK) who worked with the band in a few previous releases (UNDER SATANAE, NIGHT ETERNAL, ALPHA NOIR/OMEGA WHITE).
In the band’s own words, Fernando (lead singer) explains:
“We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.”
The band will tour Latin America soon and will play several festivals in the Summer.
San Diego long time Heavy Metal die-hards CAGE have announced their spring, 2017 European tour dates. Celebrating over 25 years of touring and 7 albums, CAGE embarks on their most extensive European tour yet venturing into new Countries for the first time like ISRAEL, CYPRUS, SWEDEN, DENMARK, SPAIN, PORTUGAL and FRANCE. CAGE’s tour promo video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/csLbv46zTkQ
“We are fired up to be playing for our fans in these new places that we have not reached yet.” Says Guitarist David Garcia. “We have heard the cries for the CAGE for years from these places and now we finally get to play at a time when the band is at its’ peak performance. Our lineup now is just incredible from both the technical and visual performance standpoint. The guys really bring it every night!”
March 29 Tel Aviv – Papaito, ISR
March 31 Nicosia – Exantas Love, CYP
April 01 Athens – Modu, GR
April 02 Tehssaloniki – Eight Ball, GR
April 06 Lenzburg – Met Bat* w/ Emerald, CH
April 07 Innsbruck – Livestage*, AT
April 08 Oberürsel – Taunus Metal Fest*, DE
April 09 Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest*, BE
April 10 Moers – Dschungel Club*, DE
April 12 Eindhoven – The Jack* w/ Lord Volture, NL
April 13 Hamburg – Bambi Galore*, DE
April 14 Copenhagen – Lygten*, DK
April 15 Trollhattan – Backstage Rock Bar*, SE
April 16 Helsingborg – Rockbaten*, SE
April 20 Geleen – De Meister*, NL
April 21 Pageny – Chez Paulette w/ Lonewolf, FR
April 22 Maubeuge – Luna Fest, FR
April 23 Paris – L’Space B w/ Hurlement, FR
April 26 Madrid – Sala Barracudas**, ES
April 27 Lisbon – RCA**, ES
April 28 Jaen – Pista Poliderotiva**, ES
April 29 Valencia – Sala Paberse Matao**, ES
April 30 Euskadi – tba**, ES
* with Guilty As Charged
** with Lorraine Cross
CAGE will perform an extended set each night with songs from all 7 of their award winning albums including their latest concept record ANCIENT EVIL. The band will be rotating songs throughout the tour so each night will be a different and unique show. CAGE will also hold a free meet and greet after every performance as they have done their entire career.
“Performing is the most fun part of the whole process but a close second is meeting all the killer metal heads after the show and getting to know new friends or reconnect with our long time ones. We look forward to meeting all of you!” says singer Sean Peck.
CAGE will be supported by Belgium thrashers GUILTY AS CHARGED for most of the tour and LORRAINE CROSS in Spain. CAGE will also be joined on various dates by good friends LONEWOLF, LORD VOLTURE, EMERALD, and HURLEMENT.
CAGE want to thanks TRF Booking Agency and ISP Technologies for their support on this glorious endeavor!
CAGE’s lates music video for the song ‘Across The Sea Of Madness’ can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TYLR-H9VodI
Frontiers Music is pleased to announce the release of Snakecharmer’s sophomore album, “Second Skin” on May 12, 2017.
The British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, MAGNUM), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne), and Chris Ousey (Heartland).
The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil’s former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well.
Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support of the album’s release and built a solid fanbase in the UK and Europe. In 2016, Moody left the band and was replaced by the Irish-born Simon McBride on lead guitar. Simon was hailed “among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” by Guitarist Magazine and has built up an impressive resume playing with outstanding rock, soul, and blues artists.
“Second Skin” is the hotly anticipated second effort from Snakecharmer and brings the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n’ roll played with heart and soul. Slightly harder edged compared to the debut, but with roots still firmly planted in the classic hard rock vibe with a hint of late ’70s AOR, this new record sounds fresh and crisp.
Bassist Neil Murray says “It’s been a rather long journey, but finally I’m very pleased to announce that Snakecharmer are soon to release our new album, Second Skin. The band has now found its own unique musical identity and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks. The band works in a very democratic and collaborative way, which means that sometimes there is a lot of discussion before decisions are finally made, and it was great to have a more objective viewpoint from producer Gary Stevenson, who also fired the band up with his ideas, enthusiasm and sonic skills. We can’t wait to get out on tour and play some of the new songs, together with the best of our established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase our new virtuoso guitarist, the brilliant Simon McBride.”
Strong, passionate, rocking, and blues-laden, “Second Skin” is quality British hard rock at its very best!
1. Sounds Like A Plan
2. That Kind Of Love
3. Are You Ready To Fly
4. Follow Me Under
5. I’ll Take You As You Are
6. Hell Of A Way To Live
7. Fade Away
8. Dress It Up
9. Punching Above My Weight
10. Forgive & Forget
11. Where Do We Go From Here
Chris Ousey – vocals
Laurie Wisefield – guitar
Simon McBride – guitar
Adam Wakeman – keyboards
Neil Murray – bass
Harry James – drums
UK TOUR DATES:
May 05 Cardiff, The Globe
May 07 Bingley, Bingley Arts Centre
May 10 Hull, Fruit
May 12 Sheffield, The Plug
May 13 Tavistock, The Wharf
May 14 London, O2 Academy Islington
May 18 Glasgow, 02 ABC2
May 19 Newcastle upon Tyne, 02 Academy
May 20 Alva, Scotland
May 24 Preston, Guildhall
May 25 Milton Keynes, The Stables
May 26 Frome, Cheese And Grain
May 27 Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Metal history gets an upgrade! The legendary first four classic albums by ACCEPT (“Accept”, “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker”, “Restless And Wild”) will be available as CD re-releases (in Digipak format) on April 14th.
These re-issues were compiled in close collaboration with original Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (official) (U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER). The booklets include the song’s lyrics, old photos from the archives and liner notes by Udo*; “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker” and “Restless And Wild” in addition come with exclusive (live) bonus tracks, performed by Dirkschneider.
* The “Accept” album instead of written liner notes includes an audio-recorded interview with Udo in which he gives insight on the foundation of the band.
These “Platinum Edition” re-issues will only be available in North & South America, Asia, Russia, Turkey and the Baltic Countries.
The new recording offers up 11 tracks of trademark Harem Scarem music from Harry Hess (lead vocals, keyboards), Pete Lesperance (guitars, bass, keyboards), long-time drummer Creighton Doane, and backing vocals from original sticksman Darren Smith (who will be playing live drums for the band on tour dates). The band is back and stronger than ever!
Frontman Harry Hess says: “This year will mark the 30th year of Harem Scarem and I can tell you that we are just as excited about writing and recording today as we were then. The brand new ” United ” album is one of the best collection of songs we have ever put on one release and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
Harem Scarem make it clear they still have something to say right from the start with the title track, “United”, a chunky slice of guitar-driven melodic rock nirvana that kicks off their strongest studio outing since the early 00’s. From there, the album lifts off with well-crafted songs featuring big choruses with simple and addictive hook-laden earworms. Each track carries a power-rock-packed punch, swaggering riffs, and hooks to die for. Hess and Lesperance without a doubt show the world that their partnership still works, that they indeed are still “United”.
With sales well over a million records in 43 countries and 12 top 40 hits around the globe, 2017 will see Harem Scarem return and ready to dominate while touring the world in support of their 14th studio album, “United“!
“United” tracklisting includes:
2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
4. Sinking Ship
5. One Of Life’s Mysteries
6. No Regrets
7. Bite The Bullet
8. Things I Know
9. The Sky Is Falling
10. Heaven And Earth
Harry Hess – lead vocals, guitar
Pete Lesperance – lead guitar
Stan Miczek – bass guitar
Creighton Doane – drums
Darren Smith – background vocals, live drummer
TOUR DATES (More to be announced soon)
– 30 September – The Music Hall, Oshawa, Canada
– 6 October – Norma Jeans, London, Canada
– 14 October – The Brass Moneky, Ottawa, Canada
– 20-22 October – Trent University, Nottingham (Rockingham Festival), UK
Photo by Jukka Salmela
Conservation biologist Jukka Salmela of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland recently discovered a new insect species in his home country and while remembering Tuomas Holopainen‘s love for nature, he decided to name it “Sciophila holopaineni” after NIGHTWISH‘s keyboarder and songwriter. After the release of the band’s latest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful in 2015, Holopainen has been known as person being highly interested in evolution and the diversity of nature.
“I am very, very touched. This is the highest honour a nature nerd like me can receive”, Tuomas Holopainen commented after being contacted by Salmela, who asked for permission to name the insect after him.
So far, this particular fungus gnat has only been spotted in eastern Lapland, Finland, and lives in shadowy environments.
Pre-order today at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church
Timo Tolkki is a well known and highly revered musician with hundreds of thousand of fans across the world. Best known as the creative force, behind some 17 Stratovarius releases and a member of super groups such as Revolution Renaissance (members of Helloween, Edguy/Avantasia and Thunderstone) and Symfonia (members of Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Angra and Avantasia).
Timo is also highly regarded for his two Avalonalbums, where he really gathered the crème de la crème, of international metal talent including : Michael Kiske (Helloween, UnisonicAvantasia), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe, Kamelot), Rob Rock (Solo, Impelliterri, Avantasia),Russell Allen (Symphony X), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Jens Johansson (Dio, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Solo) and Alex Holzwarth (Sieges Even, Rhapsody) to participate, receiving great commercial and popular acclaim.
In 2011, Guitar World magazine, included Tolkki in theall-time top 50 list of fastest guitar players in the worldas well as counting him among the 100 most influential ever!
Timo Tolkki in now embarking on a 2017 tour where he will be exclusively performing ‘Songs from his Career’ including Stratovarius favourites “Black Diamond” , “Hunting high and Low” , “Father Time” , “Against the Wind” … This “best of show” should bring back fond memories to all those who were there during Visions of Europe, but will also include a few deeper cuts for good measure..
Joining him on stage will be Keyboard playerMikko Harkin (ex Sonata Arctica, Symfonia) following their collaboration on Symphonia albums; Santtu Lehtiniemi on Bass, a highly skilled professional player and academic; Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody and many others) – one of the most exciting new drummers; and finally vocalist Mike Livas, well known for covering Angra and Queensryche. Timo handpicked Mike having discovered his faithful but also quite passionate renditions of some old Strato favourites.
First Confirmed Shows:
Madrid: Thursday 27 April: Lemon Music Live
Price: In Advance – 20€ (+expenses) / Box Office 25€
Tickets in shops and pubs:
Escridiscos / Rebel Yell Rock Bar / Bar On Rock
Zaragoza: Friday 28 April: Centro Cívico Delicias
Price: In Advance – 20€ / Box Office 24€
Tickets in shops and pubs: Infiernos Rock Sisters,PubUtopia, Pub Trilogy, Leyenda Rock.
Valencia: Sunday 30 April: Valencia – Paberse Club
Booking tickets online: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: In advance 18€ – 20€ (Box Office)
Tickets in shops and pubs: HARMONY DISCOS, HOUSE OF ROCK – METAL SHOP
THEM, the international theatrical heavy metal band have released their debut album “Sweet Hollow” in Japan via SPIRITUAL BEAST records.
Them – “Sweet Hollow” track listing:
2. Forever Burns
3. Down The Road To Misery
4. Ghost In The Graveyard
5. The Quiet Room
6. Dead of Night
8. The Crimson Corpse
9. Blood From Blood
10. The Harrowing Path To Hollow
12. When The Clock Struck Twelve
3 Bonus Tracks (1 alternate version of the intro Rebirth and 2 additional demo tracks)
Them Band Line-Up:
Mike LePond – Bass – (Symphony X)
Kevin Talley – Drums – (Suffocation)
Markus Ullrich – Guitars – (Lanfear)
Markus Johansson – Guitars – (Sylencer)
Richie Seibel – Keyboards – (Lanfear)
Troy Norr “KK Fossor” – Vocals – (Coldsteel)
THEM recently announced their first tour of 2017 which will take the band throughout Europe during May and followed by September / October dates with stops at metal festivals in Germany and Austria.
Vocalist Troy Norr “KK Fossor” has checked in with the following comment:
“In May 2017, THEM will tour various parts of Europe bringing their theatrical horror metal show to the masses for the first time. In full force first time out, THEM will perform their debut concept record “Sweet Hollow” in it’s entirety! Don’t miss the opportunity to see THEM perform live. Some critics have categorized THEM as a Heavy Metal Opera. See you in May 2017! “
12 – Live Music Hall – Mörlenbach-Weiher, Germany
13 – MTS – Oldenburg, Germany
18 – Bambi Galore – Hamburg, Germany
19 – Heavy Agger Festival – Agger, Denmark
20 – Roxy – Flensburg, Germany
21 – Little Devil – Tilburg, Netherlands
24 – Club RCA – Lisbon, Portugal
25 – Sala Gruta 77 – Madrid, Spain
26 – Sala Paberse Matao – Valencia, Spain
27 – C. C. Valdefierro – Zaragoza, Spain
28 – Salamandra 2 – Barcelona, Spain
29 – Night of the Banging Heads V – Frankenthal, Germany
30 – Harder Than Steel Festival – Dittigheim, Germany
1 – De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, Belgium
20 – Mountains Of Madness – Innsbruck, Austria
For the latest Them news, visit their official website and Facebook page:
The following titles have reissued on CD digipak by Candlelight Records:
Note: These are the CD’s , not the vinyl.
- Emperor/Wrath Of The Tyrant (1992/1993)
- In The Nightside Eclipse (with As Shadows Rise EP) (1994)
- Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (with Reverence EP) (1997)
- IX Equilibrium (1999)
- Emperial Live Ceremony (2000)
- Prometheus:The Discipline Of Fire & Demise. (2001)
- Live Inferno 2CD (2009)
Courtesy of the good people at Candlelight and Universal Music Canada we have a full set to give-away! If you want your chance to win a set of all seven (7) digipaks of this reissue campaign, you can enter METAL-RULES.COM contest DO YOU LIKE IT BLACK? We want these to go to a true Emperor fan so you must answer the following question.
Q: Who designed the Emperor logo?
A: Artist: Christophe Szpajdel