POWERWOLF Announce „Wolfsnächte“ Tour 2018!

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German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF have announced  their European „Wolfsnächte Tour 2018“. The wolves are celebrating their outstanding heavy metal masses across Europe starting in October, stopping in most major cities, and concluding November 17th at Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken.

Comments Matthew Greywolf of POWERWOLF: „It’s about time for the wolves to come back and open a new chapter of the metal mass over Europe! We can't wait for insane nights full of metal, energy and madness! See you all on the shows and let´s go wild together!“

Swedish melodic metal sensation AMARANTHE and Germany’s heavy/glam high flyers KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE will be joining in as special guests.

Says AMARANTHE‘s guitarist Olof Mörck: „We feel absolutely psyched to go out on the road with the mighty Powerwolf in the fall of 2018! This will be a very potent combination of different takes on powerful music, united by a vision of bringing a next-level, cutting edge show to stages all around Europe! This is something you do not want to miss out on, so prepare yourself as this giant steamroller of a tour violently descends upon a city near you!"

Adds KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE front man Hannes Braun: „We're more than happy to hit the stages with POWERWOLF and AMARANTHE in fall 2018!!! Meetings (and drinks) at several festivals turned into a friendship and this line up promises to be a real thriller! See you on the road!“

POWERWOLF „WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR 2018“ w/ Amaranthe & Kissin‘ Dynamite

26.10.2018 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

27.10.2018 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

29.10.2018 DE - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36

31.10.2018 DE - Berlin, Huxleys

01.11.2018 PL - Warsaw, Progresja

02.11.2018 DE - Leipzig, Haus Auensee

06.11.2018 AT - Vienna, Arena

07.11.2018 IT - Milan, Live Club

09.11.2018 DE - Munich, Tonhalle

10.11.2018 DE - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena

11.11.2018 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar

12.11.2018 UK - London, Koko

14.11.2018 CH - Lausanne, Les Docks

15.11.2018 CH - Zurich, Komplex 457

16.11.2018 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall

17.11.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle

Tickets for all shows will be available on December 12th at 11:00am CET and can be purchased on POWERWOLF’s website www.powerwolf.net


SEPULTURA on tour in Europe early 2018!

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In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends SEPULTURA will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album »Machine Messiah«. Be prepared for a full 90 minutes of pure SEPULTURA, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.

After an extremely successful tour with KREATOR and a raft of festival shows in 2017, SEPULTURA will return to Europe with their most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters OBSCURA are confirmed as direct support, followed by US-based death/black metallers GOATWHORE and New Jersey's finest deathcore outfit, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY.

Andreas Kisser states:
"Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be together with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”

»Machine Messiah Tour 2018«
23.02.2018 DE - Leipzig, Conne Island

24.02.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe

25.02.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra

27.02.2018 IT - Rome, Orion Club

28.02.2018 IT - Milano, Magazzini Generali

01.03.2018 AT - Graz, Explosiv

02.03.2018 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club

03.03.2018 PL - Warsaw, Proxima

04.03.2018 PL - Gdansk, B90

06.03.2018 DE - Berlin, Columbia Theater

07.03.2018 DE - Hamburg, Docks

08.03.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage

09.03.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn

10.03.2018 DE - München, Backstage

11.03.2018 NL - Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda

13.03.2018 UK - Bristol, SWX

14.03.2018 UK - Glasgow, SWG3

15.03.2018 IR - Dublin, The Tivoli

16.03.2018 UK - Pwlhelli, Hammerfest

17.03.2018 UK - Sheffield, Foundry

18.03.2018 UK - London, Koko

20.03.2018 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre

21.03.2018 DE - Bochum, Zeche

22.03.2018 DE - Nürnberg, Hirsch

23.03.2018 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse

24.03.2018 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl



Wintersun Full Web

The wait is over! The symphonic, majestic, melodic and epic sounds of WINTERSUN finally reach Australia!!

Founded back in 2004 by front man Jari Mäenpää, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN released their outstanding, highly-acclaimed debut self titled album in the same year. With technicality, speed, precision and high melodic virtuosity, the band instantly made their mark worldwide. Fast forward to 2017 and WINTERSUN return with their 3rd studio album entitled 'The Forest Seasons', their most varied opus to date and cements their status as leaders and luminaries of modern melodic metal.

With this announcement of their first Australian tour, as expected, a massive air of excitement shall arise.

An early ticket purchase is a must!!!


ORPHEUS OMEGA, one of Melbourne's prime stock, have evolved over the years into a truly unique entity. Displaying aggressive and melodic guitar work, intricate and powerful drumming, chaotic keyboard work and a varied array of vocal stylings, Orpheus Omega have developed themselves as one of melodic death metal's most promising newcomers.


Perth's CLAIM THE THRONE rip apart folk metal with a merciless assault, delivering an extreme take on melodies that fans of pagan and melodeath alike have been raging for. This October Claim The Throne deliver their epic fourth full-length album 'ON DESOLATE PLAINS' with passion and ferocity – an epic slab of heavy folk-influenced melodic death metal that sees the band at the peak of their 10 year raid.


WINTERSUN with Orpheus Omega and Claim The Throne performing at:

Nov 2nd - Melbourne, Max Watt's

Nov 3rd - Sydney, Max Watt's

Nov 4th - Brisbane, Max Watt's

Nov 6th - Wellington, Valhalla - *Wintersun only


TICKETS ON SALE FROM Tuesday September 12th at:

MELBOURNE – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.oztix.com.au
SYDNEY – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.oztix.com.au
BRISBANE – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.oztix.com.au
WELLINGTON - www.undertheradar.co.nz / www.valhallatouring.com


KREATOR announce Gods Of Violence Tour 2018

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Today, German thrash titans KREATOR announce their upcoming second European tour for early 2018.

The band is still touring in support of their chart-topping album »Gods Of Violence« which was released in early 2017 and received raving reviews from all over the planet.

January of next year will see the band tour cities that have not been covered on the recent runs and bring along label mates DECAPITATED as well as DAGOBA.

Commented Mille Petrozza: "Hordes! Do not miss this night of absolute aggression on our second European tour for »Gods Of Violence«! See you in the pit!"

»Gods Of Violence« smashed charts worldwide after its release on January 27 and entered the German charts on #1. It won three soundchecks (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and Legacy) and hit a total of 29(!) magazine covers in Europe!

Order »Gods Of Violence«  in different editions now at:

Gods Of Violence Tour 2018



11.01.2018 FR - Lille, Splendid
12.01.2018 FR - Reims, Cartonnerie
13.01.2018 FR - Rouen, Le 106
14.01.2018 FR - Bordeaux, Le Rocher Palmer
15.01.2018 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
16.01.2018 CH - Lausanne, Docks
17.01.2018 IT - Bologna, Zona Roveri
18.01.2018 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
19.01.2018 RS - Belgrade, Hala Sportova
20.01.2018 GR - Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
21.01.2018 GR - Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy
23.01.2018 MK - Skopje, MKC
24.01.2018 BG - Sofia, Mixtape 5
25.01.2018 RO - Bucharest, Arenele Romane
26.01.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
27.01.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
28.01.2018 CZ - Prague, Meetfactory


ELUVEITIE: »Evocation II - Pantheon« hit the Charts/ new tour dates announced

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The new album of melodic death/folk metal masters ELUVEITIE,  »Evocation II - Pantheon«, has entered the charts at the following positions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland:

Switzerland: #2
Germany: #11
Austria: #18
Congratulation ladies & gentlemen!

Following the strong presale numbers on the first part of Eluveitie´s “Evocation II – The Pantheon tour”, the Swiss Folk-Metal powerhouse has now announced the second part of this tour with shows confirmed in Germany, Scandinavia, Baltics and Poland. This time ELUVEITIE will bring along fellow countrymen SILENT CIRCUS.

Eluveitie’s Jonas Wolf states:
"This is certainly an exciting time for us! We’ve been getting a lot of lovely response from our fans regarding our new album Evocation ll - Pantheon and summer festivals shows have been really great! So we’re super excited to hit the road again to bring you the Celtic pantheon to your doorstep for the second leg of our European Tour! This time we’ll be bringing our Swiss friends from Silent Circus along the way so get ready for a real treat!"
Tickets on sale August 31, 2017 – 11:00 AM CET
The Pantheon Tour 2017
w/ Silent Circus
05.12.2017        DE       Saarbrücken    Garage
06.12.2017        DE       Bremen            Tivoli
07.12.2017        DK       Aarhus             Voxhall
08.12.2017        DK       Copenhagen    Pumpehuset
09.12.2017        SE       Gothenburg     Sticky Fingers
10.12.2017        NO       Oslo                 John Dee
11.12.2017        SE       Stockholm       Klubben
14.12.2017        FI         Jyväskylä         Lutakko
15.12.2017        FI         Helsinki           Nosturi
16.12.2017        EE       Tallinn             Club Tapper
17.12.2017        LV        Riga                 Melna Piektdiena
18.12.2017        LT        Vilnius             Rock River Club
20.12.2017        PL        Cracov             Kwadrat
21.12.2017        DE       Erfurt               HsD
22.12.2017        DE       Regensburg     Airport Obertraubling
Presented by: Metal Hammer, EMP, Orkus, Legacy, Musix, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast, RTN-Touring

Presented by: Metal Hammer, EMP, Orkus, Legacy, Musix, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast, RTN-Touring
25.10.  I           Parma - Campus Industry
26.10.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra
27.10.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja
28.10.  CZ        Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
29.10.  A         Vienna - Simm City
30.10.  D         Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
31.10.  SLO      Ljubljana - Kino Siska
02.11.  F          Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
03.11.  UK       London - Islington Assembly Hall
04.11.  NL        Eindhoven - Effenaar
05.11.  B          Antwero - Trix
06.11.  D         Frankfurt - Batschkapp
08.11.  D         Berlin - Kesselhaus
09.11.  D         Munich - Backstage
10.11.  D         Leipzig - Hellraiser
11.11.  D         Weissenhäusser Strand / Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise*
12.11.  D         Bochum - Zeche
*no TCTF

Tickets for the German dates are available in our shop: www.nuclearblast.de/262191

More Dates:
15.09.  CH        Metal Highway - Lausanne
16.09.  F          Merville - Cidre & Dragon
22.09.  CH        Studio Foce - Locarno
23.09.  CH        Kofmehl - Solothurn
29.09.  CH        Kammgarn - Schaffhausen
30.09.  CH        Galvanik - Zug

WINTERSUN - support acts WHISPERED and BLACK THERAPY + new tour dates!

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Currently playing at various summer festivals, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will embark on a European headline run with their brand-new record »The Forest Season«, in early September. Starting at Meh Suff! Metal Festival in Hüttikon, Switzerland, the tour will come to an end at Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia on October 9th. Today, the band led by Jari Mäenpää can finally present the support acts for this extensive trek! Finnish Samurai metallers WHISPERED and melodic death metallers BLACK THERAPY will be joining the Finns on their journey across the Continent. Additionally, new dates have been added to WINTERSUN's 2018 tour with ARCHENEMY, TRIBULATION and JINJER, all dates can be found below!

Combining northern melodic metal with Japanese folk music and symphonic elements, WHISPERED have created their own style of metal - samurai metal. The band will fire up the crowd by playing a variety of tracks from their three albums, but focusing on their latest output, »Metsutan - Songs Of The Void«.

WHISPERED's Mikko Mattila commented:
"We're absolutely honored to get a chance to join WINTERSUN on this tour! Loads of fans have been saying that we should tour with the big W and now it is actually happening! Epic metal overdose guaranteed! See you on the battlefields!"

More info on WHISPERED:

BLACK THERAPY from Rome, Italy will be opening the shows of this forthcoming tour with their intense music. Founded back in 2009, the band released their second full-length album titled »In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile« in December 2016, which will be introduced to the fans as well.

"We are really excited to be part of this tour, along with WINTERSUN and WHISPERED. We will travel to a lot of different places and we are ready to bring our sorrow-fueled melodic death metal deep into your nearest forest!"

More info on BLACK THERAPY:

This touring package is not to be missed!



18.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.  SK        Zvolenská Slatina - More than Fest

24.08.  FIN       Tampere - Pakkahuone
25.08.  FIN       Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
26.08.  FIN       Turku - Apollo
31.08.  FIN       Helsinki - The Circus
01.09.  FIN       Joensuu - Kerubi
02.09.  FIN       Jyväskylä - Lutakko

»Forest Tour 2017«
08.09.  CH       Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09.  D         Leipzig - Hellraiser (Extented Show)
10.09.  D         Hanover - Musikzentrum
11.09.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja
12.09.  PL        Gdansk - B90
14.09.  EST      Tallinn -Rockclub Tapper
15.09.  LV        Riga - Melna Piektdiena
16.09.  LT        Vilnius - Rock River Club
17.09.  BY        Minsk - Re:public
18.09.  UA       Kiev - Sentrum
20.09.  PL        Krakow - Kwadrat
21.09.  A          Graz - PPC
22.09.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra
23.09.  D         Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport
24.09.  A          Salzburg - Rockhouse
25.09.  SLO      Ljubljana - Cvetlicarna
27.09.  F          Colmar- Le Grillen
28.09.  CH       Lausanne - Les Docks
29.09.  A          Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.09.  A          Innsbruck - Hafen
01.10.  I           Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.10.  I           Rome - Planet Club
04.10.  GR       Athens - Piräus 117 Academy
05.10.  GR       Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
06.10.  BG       Sofia - Club Mixtape 5
07.10.  RO       Bucharest - Arenele Romane
09.10.  HR       Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture NEW!

»Will To Power Tour 2018«
12.01.  D         Munich - TonHalle
13.01.  D         Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
14.01.  CZ        Prague - Forum Karlin NEW!
15.01.  CH       Zurich - Komplex
17.01.  I           Milan - Alcatraz
18.01.  F          Lyon - Transbordeur
19.01.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz NEW!
20.01.  E          Madrid - La Riviera NEW!
22.01.  F          Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.01.  F          Paris - Bataclan
24.01.  B          Antwerp - Trix
26.01.  D         Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01.  D         Geiselwind - Music Hall
28.01.  NL        Tilburg - 013 NEW!
29.01.  D         Hamburg - Große Freiheit
31.01.  S          Malmö - KB
01.02.  N         Oslo - Rockefeller
02.02.  S          Stockholm - Arenan
03.02.  S          Gothenburg - Trädgarn
05.02.  D         Berlin - Huxleys
06.02.  D         Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
07.02.  D         Saarbrücken - Garage
09.02.  UK       Glasgow - o2 ABC* NEW!
10.02.  UK       Nottingham - Rock City* NEW!
11.02.  UK       London - Koko* NEW!
13.02.  UK       Manchester - o2 Ritz* NEW!
14.02.  UK       Bristol - o2 Academy* NEW!


»The Forest Seasons« - Chart Entries

#1 Finland
#7 Sweden (Hard Rock)
#10 Sweden (Physical)
#14 Germany
#16 Switzerland
#16 UK (Indie)
#18 UK (Rock)
#20 Austria
#119 France
#124 Belgium (Flanders)
#170 Belgium (Wallonia)
#8 USA (Hard Music)
#19 USA (Rock)
#50 USA (Top Current Albums)

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