Tour poster: NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
Fresh on the heels of PSYCROPTIC‘s successful first ever Co-Headlining tour of Europe with CEPHALIC CARNAGE on the ‘Initiation of the Misled’ tour, the band are set to embark on a comprehensive North American tour supporting Death Metal legends NILE on their upcoming tour. Along with PATHOLOGY and fellow Nuclear Blast Label Mates, EX DEO & KEEP OF KALESSIN, the US tour will cover cities from Coast to Coast throughout October, November and December.
After whats been a mammoth touring schedule for 2010, that has also included China,Inner Mongolia, Australia and New Zealand, the band will head into the studio at the beginning of 2011 to record the highly anticipated follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed ‘(Ob)Servant’. Songwriting for the new album is well under way and will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that PSYCROPTIC really are
Australia’s premier extreme metal band.
NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
10/31/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/01/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/02/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/03/10 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
11/04/10 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
11/05/10 Club Hell – Providence, RI
11/06/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/07/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
11/08/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/09/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/12/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/13/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/10 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/10 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
11/17/10 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
11/18/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/19/10 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX ç NO Nile, Ex Deo
11/20/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/21/10 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/23/10 Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/24/10 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
11/26/10 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/27/10 The Muse – Nashville, TN
11/28/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
11/29/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
11/30/10 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/01/10 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/02/10 Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Vocalist Mark Osegueda of Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will be one of many contributing artists at this years Winter Metal Symphony (formerly the Christmas Metal Symphony), taking place on January 22, 2011 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Confirmed artist so far include Nils K. Rue (PAGAN MIND), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING), Anna Phoebe (TSO). Tickets are on sale now and cost € 28,00 (presale) or € 32,50 (show day). Tickets ordered before November 15. 2010 will receive a free gift the night of the show. For information and to purchase tickets visit http://goo.gl/gILU.
Stratovarius are putting the finishing touches on their thirteenth full-length studio album “Elysium” in 5-by-5 studios, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, Finland. The album will be released on January 12th, 2011 by JVC in Asia and worldwide on January 14th, 2011 by Edel/EarMusic.
A single with two new songs of “Elysium” will be released on 26 November this year, coinciding with the start date of the “7 sinners world tour” on which Stratovarius will join Helloween as very special guests – kicking off the same day in the Szene, Vienna.
The single also contains a demo track, and two unreleased live tracks recorded earlier this year on Stratovarius’ wildly successful 2009/2010 “Polaris” world tour.
The following tracks will be part of the single:
Darkest Hours (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Infernal Maze (from the upcoming album “Elysium”)
Darkest Hours (demo version)
Against the Wind (live recording, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Black Diamond (live recording, Göteborg, Sweden)
Preliminary tracklist of “Elysium”: (order of songs and working titles are subject to change)
Elysium, part I, II and III
Under Flaming Skies
Move the Mountain
Castaway (Japan Bonus Track)
Stratovarius - Elysium
Cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák. Band photo by Kimmo Syväri.
See information about upcoming live dates here, or below.
“Seven Sinners” tour together with Helloween
November 26, 2010: Szene, Vienna, Austria
November 27, 2010: Winter Masters of Rock, Zlin, Czech Republic
November 28, 2010: Petöfi Hall, budapest, Hungary
December 1, 2010: Neue Stadthalle, Langen, Germany
December 2, 2010: Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium
December 4, 2010: Hardrock Hell Festival, Prestatyn, UK
December 5, 2010: The HMV Forum, London, UK
December 6, 2010: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
December 8, 2010: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
December 9, 2010: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
December 10, 2010: Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
December 11, 2010: Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
December 13, 2010: Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
December 14, 2010: Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
December 15, 2010: House Of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
December 17, 2010: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
December 18, 2010: Studio, Cracow, Poland
December 19, 2010: Mala Sportovni Hala, Prague, Czech Republic
January 11, 2011 – Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
January 12, 2011 – Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France
January 14, 2011 – Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain
January 15, 2011 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
January 16, 2011 – Razzmatazz I, Barcelona, Spain
January 18, 2011 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
January 19, 2011 – Altantico, Rome, Italy
January 21, 2011 – Fuzz Live Music Club, Athen, Greece
January 22, 2011 – Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece
January 23, 2011 – Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
January 24, 2011 – Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
January 26, 2011 – Boogaloo Club, Zagreb, Croatia
January 27, 2011 – Kino Siska Club, Ljubljana, Slovenia
January 28, 2011 – Sports Hall, Hlohovec, Slovakia
January 29, 2011 – Sports Hall, Presov, Slovakia
January 31, 2011 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
February 01, 2011 – Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany
February 02, 2011 – Brückenforum, Bonn, Germany
February 04, 2011 – Capitol, Hannover, Germany
February 05, 2011 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
February 06, 2011 – Halle Gartlage, Osnabrück, Germany
February 09, 2011 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
February 10, 2011 – Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany
February 11, 2011 – All-Kart-Halle, Kaufbeuren, Germany
February 12, 2011 – Volksbankmesse, Balingen, Germany
Earache Records is due to release METAL SURVIVAL KIT, the ultimate box set for all metal fans, on November 22nd for the incredible price of just a single CD.
METAL SURVIVAL KIT celebrates the diversity and comradeship of metal, offering over 80 tracks spread across three CDs and one DVD.
The three audio discs, “Festival Faves”, “Future Classics” and “Under the Radar”, offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal’s new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition.
Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.
The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more.
METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box.
Minneapolis, MN’s WOLVHAMMER have announced a string of live actions in support of their critically acclaimed slab of raw power, Black Marketeers
of WWIII, which was unleashed byInit Records on July 13th. This two-week onslaught will take them from their native Northern climes down through the Dirty South and back up to their stomping grounds of Chicago, IL,
where the illustrious Sanford Parker did a bang-up job bringing their latest opus into ugly, screaming life. Along the way, they’ll be desecrating stages with the likes of Swan King, Hunters, and the mighty Inquisition – don’t miss out!
Wolvhammer Fall Tour Dates
Oct. 28th Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Oct. 29th Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North
Oct. 31st Denver, CO – Three Kings Tavern – Paul Romano Art Show/Halloween Bash
Nov. 1st Kansas City, MO -The Riot Room
Nov. 2nd Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
Nov. 3rd Austin, TX – Red Seven
Nov. 4th San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven
Nov. 5th Baton Rouge, LA – House
Nov. 7th New Orleans, LA – Te Te’s Bar w/ Inquisition
Nov. 8th Columbia, MO – TBA
Nov. 9th Chicago – The Empty Bottle w/ Swan King and Hunters Read the rest of this entry »
Singaporean underground grind act, WORMROT recently completed their 1st tour of North America. If you want to relive it or weren’t able to see the band’s absolutely killer live show at your closest club, performance space or abandoned party supply store, Metal Injection has exactly what you’re looking for.
The Metal Injection crew braved the tight spaces and absolutely insane pits of WORMROT‘s show at Archeron in Brooklyn, NY last month to deliver raw, up close footage of the band grinding it out at what they said was one of their favorite shows of the tour. Start by watching “Intro” here: http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/5857/wormrot-intro-live-15
As Mike Hill of TOMBS tour managed WORMROT on their North American tour, he collected his thoughts and wrote about moments that give an inside look on the rigors of having to lead a band new to the country through unexpected and often difficult circumstances. With Invisible Oranges calling Mike“one of the finest bloggers today” it is only natural that he share his thoughts with the world. Read them here: http://everythingwentblack.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/135/
Sweden’s NARNIA have issued the following statement from C.J. Grimmark (guitars/keyboards):
“We are pleased to announce that we will do, not only one but TWO final appearances before the band will finally be put to sleep.
These two occations have been carefully chosen among the many wonderful audiences and fantastic concert promoters that we have met during the years.
On November 20th we’re excited and blessed to once again travel to Mexico City and headline the Together For The Revolution festival along with the great bands ROB ROCK, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE and DEBORAH.
The great Grand Finale will take place at the Christmas Rocknight festival in Ennepetal, Germany. We have had the pleasure and honour to enter the stage of Haus Ennepetal several times before since the late 90s on the festivals Christmas Rocknight, Fishcore and Legends Of Rock. We value the loyalty of the audience and the promoter Detlev Westermann highly and we are happy to end our journey at this particular event.
We really hope to see each and everyone of you who is able to make it to these two VERY special concerts.”
VH1 CLASSIC’S original HIT SERIES “THAT METAL SHOW” IS BACK for A SIXTH season COMPLETE WITH A HEAVY ROSTER OF ROck ICONS
“That Metal Show” Premieres With a Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Saturday, October 16 at 11PM *
New Episodes of “Behind The Music Remastered” Air Saturday, October 16 at 9PM*
New York, NY— October 04, 2010 – VH1 Classic, the ultimate destination for rock and metal, is giving fans the opportunity to catch their favorite musicians every Saturday night during “ROCKTOBER” beginning Saturday, October 16 at 9 PM* with all new episodes of “Behind The Music: Remasterd” and the new sixth season of “That Metal Show.”
“Behind the Music Remastered” premieres Saturday, October 16 at 9PM*
VH1’s Emmy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed series “Behind The Music,” returns to continue some of the rock world’s most iconic stories. Starting October 16 at 9 PM*, VH1 Classic will air nine new one-hour episodes of “Behind the Music Remastered” featuring some of classic rocks’ seminal artists and bands. Picking up where the original “Behind the Music” episode left off, VH1 Classic will air brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years. Each episode premieres at 9PM*. Complete lineup below. 10/16 – Poison
10/23 – Leif Garrett
10/30 – Alice Cooper
11/06 – Boy George
11/13 – Hall & Oates
11/20 – Duran Duran
11/27 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
12/04 – Fleetwood Mac
12/11 – Green Day
“That Metal Show” Season Six Premieres Saturday, October 16 at 11PM* Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back and ready to rock out on season six of the VH1 Classic hit original series “That Metal Show” on Saturday, October 16 at 11PM*. “That Metal Show” is bigger and badder than ever, with a new one-hour format, giving viewers more time to get up close and personal with their favorite metal artists. The season kicks off with a special episode tribute to Ronnie James Dio; hisfamily and friends will stop by to share great memories about the rock legend’s life and music. The season continues with a stellar line-up of metal guests. Each episode premieres at 11PM*. Complete lineup below.
10/16 – Ronnie Dio Tribute (featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Simon Wright, Wendy Dio, and 3rd time guest Rob Halford)
10/23 – Michael Anthony (Van Halen / Chickenfoot), Carrie Keagan and Kip Winger
10/30 – Philip Anselmo (Pantera / Down) and Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth Band, Mr. Big)
11/06 – Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
11/13 – Tesla (Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon) and Testament (Chuck Billy)
Denver, Colorado thrash titans HAVOK will kick off their fall US tour today at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas. The band’s latest jaunt will wind through over two weeks worth of dates before drawing to a close in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The band will be joined by Wretched and Armed For The Apocalypse. View tour poster HERE.
Formed in 2004, HAVOK released their debut full-length, Burn, via Candlelight Records last year. Said MetalSucks of the 12-track long player, “A little more technical, a little proggier, a little more epic, and a helluva lot catchier than the stuff their peers are playing…while every song on the album is guaranteed to give you roadburn, the songs are also dynamic, giving the album excellent replay value.” Added MetalReview: “It’s pretty simple. HAVOK‘s chops are top-notch, and their creative-within-borders style of songwriting sidesteps the beer-bonged and bong-toked dufus thrash metal. That stuff gets cranked out at an alarming rate. This stuff right here doesn’t get cranked out enough.” Blabbermouth gave the record an 8/10 rating saying, “..add it to your list of ‘Essential Thrash Albums of 2009,'” while AngryMetalGuy.com noted bluntly: “The riffing on Burn is fucking killer.“
HAVOK Fall 2010 Tourw/ Wretched, Armed For The Apocalypse
10/20/2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/21/2010 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
10/22/2010 The Compound – Albuquerque, NM
10/23/2010 Dv8 – Tucson, AZ
10/25/2010 The Farm – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2010 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
10/28/2010 Nestor Tavern – Fargo, ND
10/29/2010 Rocks Bar – St. Cloud, MN
10/30/2010 Warehouse – La Crosse, WI
11/02/2010 The Space – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2010 Bar 3 – Rockford, IL
11/04/2010 The Vault – Bay City, MI
11/05/2010 Carriage House – Louisville, OH
11/06/2010 Underground – Sandusky, OH
11/07/2010 The Silo – Reading, PA
11/10/2010 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/11/2010 Bourbon St. – Baltimore, MD
11/12/2010 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
DETROIT, MI – Aaron Bridgewater, vocalist for Detroit’s emerging technical death metal act, As They Sleep, has posted a blog update explaining the concept behind the band’s forthcoming full-length, and Solid State Records debut, Dynasty. The blog post can be viewed on Solid State’s official website at: http://www.solidstaterecords.com/artists/287/As_They_Sleep/blog/271/, providing insight behind the complex record’s focus on the rise and fall of various empires throughout history.
Dynasty is slated to hit stores on November 22nd, and delivers a package of brutally heavy and savagely technical death metal, tied together with the help of powerhouse audio wizard, Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).
As They Sleep will support their sophomore effort on the road this December on the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”, alongside label-mates Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, and To Speak of Wolves.
A new song from Dynasty, “Oracle of the Dead” is currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/astheysleep.
“Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour”…
Hailed as ‘The Best New Band in Death Metal’ by Kerrang!, Topeka’s death dealers DISKREET return with their full-length debut, Engage The Mechanicality. To see North American release this October 26th on Siege Of Amida Records via Candlelight USA, the eagerly anticipated 11-track assault is arguably one of the most technically brutal albums to emerge this year. Engage The Mechanicality takes every pulverizing aspect of the band’s 2007 Infernal Rise EP to a higher level of intensity. From face-melting drumming, to furious fretwork, and inhuman barks and bellows, this is an album that shows no mercy. Produced by the band, Engage the Mechanicalty was mixed by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage), and bears album artwork is courtesy of Par Ollofsson (Cult Of Luna, Psycroptic, Severed Savior).
Engage The Mechanicality Track Listing: 01. Engage (Intro)
02. Valley Of Kings
03. Serpents Tongue
04. Spinal Cord Collection
05. Bishop of War
06. The Fall of Mankind
07. We Are Legion
08. Human Harvest
09. Pawning the Sanctuary
11. Haunt Of Fear
To celebrate the release of Engage The Mechanicality, DISKREET have dubbed their appearance at the Hammerween 2010 costume and metal gathering at the massive Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri on October 30th as the official release party for the album. The band will throw down in the 1200-capacity club alongside several other heavy-hitters including the headlining Hammerlord (features ex/current members of The Esoteric, Nodes of Ranvier, The Blinding Light).
DISKREET Record Release Show: 10/30/2010 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO w/ Hammerlord, Troglodyte, more
Check out the album art, record release flyer, live footage and more at this location. More updates on DISKREET activities will be announced through the new year.
Almah’s guitarist Paulo Schroeber has launched a new official website
Paulo Schroeber, guitarist virtuoso from the bands Almah, Astafix and Hammer 67 launches his Official Website in English.
Check out the following link http://www.pauloschroeber.com/ to get actual news, biography, interviews, photos, videos, links, tour dates, equipment and all the most important details of Paulo Schroeber’s career, especially regarding the release of his solo album and his upcoming DVD with Almah riffs and solos.
ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norway’s symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart. ABRAHADABRA also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release. In Canada, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.
Physical versions of ABRAHADABRA include a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.
DIMMU’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes. Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets). Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).
One of the hottest new bands to storm onto the metalcore scene in years is undoubtedly ASKING ALEXANDRIA, a UK sensation that is now currently making major waves throughout the world. This is easily the UK’s most notable metal export of the decade and they have captured the hearts of the youth with their overly energetic and entertaining live performances.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA just filmed a video for their track “A Prophecy” with acclaimed director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein) and head over now to www.myspace.com/askingalexandria now to check out some of the stellar live action shots. Look for the video to surface sometime next month.
The group kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th. If you haven’t witnessed a live ASKING ALEXANDRIA show then you are truly missing out on what is unquestionably one of the most intense and physical live events that will surely leave you begging for more. Either see below or visit the band’s MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.
Bruce checks in from tour with the following report: “From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for ‘A Prophecy’ tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can’t wait to show the world how it has come out. “So far the tour has been amazing. Its such an honor to be sharing the stage with All That Remains. We are all huge fans of the band, and it’s been a great time getting to know them and watch them perform every night. This tour is a really great opportunity for us as we are getting the chance to perform infront of alot of new people who wouldn’t necessarily come to our shows. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing the whole way through, so hopefully you can make it out.”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA fans rejoice as a new release, Stand Up And Scream (Stepped Up And Scratched), is now set for a Dec. release. This is essentially a remixed, dub step version of their debut album. New artwork and packaging will also be a part of this release and released online over the coming weeks.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s highly acclaimed debut offering, Stand Up and Scream, quickly caught everyone’s attention as they combined hardcore music with European Trance, soft catchy melodies and a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for. ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Fall Touring Schedule W/ALL THAT REMAINS 10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators w/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/22/10 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @SUNSHINE THEATRE
10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard
10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock
10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO’S
10/26/10 HOUSTON, TX @WAREHOUSE LIVE
10/27/10 DALLAS, TX @THE PALLADIUM SHOWROOM
10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre
10/29/10 ATLANTA, GA @THE MASQUERADE
10/30/10 ORLANDO, FL @THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE
10/31/10 CHARLOTTE, NC @AMOS’ SOUTHEND
11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre
11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva
11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live
11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero
11/06/10 HARTFORD, CT @WEBSTER THEATRE
11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon
11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights
11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater
11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre
“The Finnish Metal Tour 2” to kick off this winter
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finland’s new wave prog/death metal supergroup has announced a specially priced bundle pack of the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Our Twilight’, and debut LP, Curse of the Red River, in anticipation of their first ever North American tour, “The Finnish Metal Tour 2”. Both albums can be purchased together through the Peaceville Records webstore at:http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2362/.
What started out as a mere side project featuring members of Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun, Kreator, and more, has evolved into full-fledged heavy metal titan. Barren Earth is set to bring their brand of forward thinking, keyboard soaked metal to North America for their debut US tour, alongside fellow countrymen Finntroll, Ensiferum and Rotten Sound, set to take place throughout February 2011.
“To be a part of an exciting package of quality Finnish metal (and accomplished beer hounds) in the “The Finnish Metal Tour 2” lineup is certainly a fortunate opportunity for us to embark on our first international tour as Barren Earth,” states guitarist, Janne Perttilä. “We’re eagerly looking forward to spreading the Curse Of The Red River for our overseas friends, old and new!”