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Primal Fear - European Concert Dates Announced

Original news, posted on 14.07.2010

German power metal band Primal Fear have scheduled the following dates for a European Tour for September and October. More shows and the special guests will be announced next week.

Sep. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Sep. 19 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - Zluty Pes Pardubice
Sep. 21 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal *
Sep. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Underground *
Sep. 25 - Bari, Italy - Demode - Total Metal Festival
Sep. 26 - Rome, Italy - Black Out *
Sep. 28 - Woergl, Austria - Komma *
Sep. 29 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch *
Sep. 30 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle *
Oct. 01 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VA Zentrum *
Oct. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback *
Oct. 05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gotakollare *
Oct. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers **
Oct. 08 - Tampere, Finland - **
Oct. 09 - Helsinki, Finland - Dante's Highlight **
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Headbangers Ballroom **
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille **
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare **
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf **
Oct. 15 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101 **

* With Kissin' Dynamite and Elvenking
** With Circle II Circle

UPDATE (thanks to 18591)

Primal Fear recently announced dates for a European Tour later this year. Special guests on the tour will be Kissin' Dynamite and Elvenking on the first half and Circle II Circle on the second part of the tour.


Band profile: Primal Fear
Event: Primal Fear
Posted: 21.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (4)

Witchery - Present New Video Clip Ft. Kerry King

Swedish Thrash metallers Witchery proudly present their first-ever promo video for the title track of their just released 5th album, Witchkrieg.

The clip was shot in early May in Stockholm, Sweden and was filmed, directed and produced by Daniel Larrson and At The Gates/The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler (At The Gates Productions). Additional scenes featuring Kerry King of Slayer were filmed in early June in London, England. A making-of can be watched here.

Witchkrieg was released on June 21 in Europe and June 29 in North America via Century Media Records, and was mixed and mastered Antfarm studios by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn).



Band profile: Witchery
Posted: 16.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (3)

Helloween - To Tour Europe With Stratovarius

Power metal geeks fans rejoice! After their extremely successful Hellish Rock World Tour 2007/08, leading Helloween through 40 countries on 4 continents, the German heavy metal legends soon will be touring the world again! Three weeks after the release of the new, yet untitled and highly anticipated studio album around Halloween (end of October) 2010, the band will hit the road again and start the tour in Europe.

While rumors promise the album to be the band´s heaviest and fastest effort in years, Helloween can announce nobody less than the Finland-based heavy metal supergroup Stratovarius for the slot of the very special guest.

Comments singer Andi Deris: "We had a great package with Gamma Ray last time, and we are very proud to have Stratovarius with us this time. We look forward to have another power metal party with our fans all over the planet - see you soon!"

The 7 Sinners World Tour 2010/11 - Europe Part I - feat. Helloween and special guest Stratovarius:

Nov. 26 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Nov. 27 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock
Nov. 28 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
Dec. 01 - Langen, Germany - Neue Stadthalle
Dec. 02 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Dec. 04 - Prestatyn, UK - Hard Rock Hell Festival
Dec. 05 - London, UK - The HMV Forum
Dec. 06 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
Dec. 08 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Dec. 09 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Dec. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen
Dec. 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
Dec. 13 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Dec. 14 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
Dec. 15 - Helsinki, Finland - House Of Culture
Dec. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Dec. 18 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
Dec. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Mala Sportovni Hala

More dates to be announced!


Band profile: Helloween
Event: Helloween: The 7 Sinners World Tour
Posted: 15.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (15)

Enslaved - Announce New Album Title And Release Date

Time to get stoked! Enslaved just announced Axioma Ethica Odini as the title of their new upcoming release, out in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28.

It's no secret that Enslaved recently recorded a new album for an expected late 2010 release. Finally, the countdown on Enslaved's MySpace has revealed the title and release date for the upcoming new album.

This eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway; in Duper, Earshot (owned by Enslaved members Herbrand Larsen and Ice Dale), and Peersonal Sound (property of Ivar Bjørnson). Axioma Ethica Odini is the follow-up to 2008's Vertebrae, which earned Enslaved their third consecutive Spellemannpris (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Awards).

During the recording sessions, Ivar Bjørnson commented: "As we are recording, we are also filming quite a lot from the actual recordings in the studio, as well as around the studio discussing gear, bringing along the camera for the occasional trip to the pub for beer sampling, celebrating Herbrand's birthday with Demonaz (Immortal) and other friends, filming trips to festivals, and on tour while the album is being made. It is all going to be some kind of "behind-the-scenes" thing that we will release in connection with the release."


Band profile: Enslaved
Posted: 15.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (10)

Immortal - Live DVD Coming Out In August

Immortal will release their first-ever concert DVD, The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh, on August 6 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will include professionally filmed video footage of the band's headlining performance at the 2007 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany.

In an April interview with, Demonaz said the band is making progress on writing their next album. He said: "We already have three songs for the next album. We'll be working on the album this year. And we have material for a lot of other songs, so maybe in August we'll be finished with half the album. But we haven't come so far that I can see the end of the album. I think we'll try to work with the songs and make them classic Immortal songs. The next album will be different than All Shall Fall. I think the songs will come off as one package. Every album is different for us, but we won't try too many new things. We'll stick to the plan and make the music we like."

The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh cover art] tracklist:

01. Intro
02. The Sun No Longer Rises
03. Withstand The Fall Of Time
04. Sons Of Northern Darkness
05. Tyrants
06. One By One
07. Wrath From Above
08. Unholy Forces Of Evil
09. Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss
10. At The Heart Of Winter
11. Battles In The North
12. Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark)


Band profile: Immortal
Posted: 14.07.2010 by Scythe | Comments (16)