Incineration Festival announces Abbath, Taake, Master’s Hammer, Rotting Christ and many more!

A bold statement but true to their word, the first wave of band announcements have gone live and it’s setting up to be a highlight of the 2018 summer festival calendar.

Statement of the organizers about the festival behind the London event set to be held at The Dome & Boston Music Room 12th & 13th May 2018:

”Incineration Festival is returning for the fifth year and we are coming armed with our biggest and strongest line up yet!”

Acts announced include Sunday night headliner Abbath, Saturday co-headliners, a band making their debut UK appearance and Czech black metal pioneers, Master’s Hammer! Hypothermia and Nocturnal Depression will mark their return to London in what will be their second-ever appearance in the city. Flying the flag for UK death metal, London’s own Unfathomable Ruination, grind-sludge experts Lunatic Hooker, Greek extreme metal masters Rotting Christ, Scotland’s atmospheric metallers Saor, Asagraum and Wretched Soul.

The 2018 edition of the festival also marks a return for a band close to Incineration’s blackened heart, Taake, the first ever band to be booked for the festival back in 2014.

Tickets are on sale now, more info here:

Website:www.incinerationfest.com

Dying Gorgeous Lies is going to play on Metal Days Festival in July 2018!

German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed for Metal Days 2018, taking place on July 22nd-28th in Tolmin, Slovenia!

8Statement of the band about Metal Days Festival 2018:

“Remember we promised you MORE awesome news? 2 simple words: METAL DAYS!!! We’ll kick some asses at Metal Days 2018 in Slovenia. And even better: you can order your tickets in a special limited DGL edition very soon in our webshop. For more infos stay tuned!”

As previously announced will join, Dying Gorgeous Lies as Main Support, the German Thrash titans Destruction on their shows in Saint Petersburg and Moscow:

February 15 – Opera Concert Club – Saint Petersburg
February 16 – Moscow Hall – Moscow

German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metalheads under its spell.

Check out the music video for ”First World Breakdown” video here, enjoy it:

More information at:
DYING GORGEOUS LIES: http://www.facebook.com/DyingGorgeousLies.Official
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
LABEL: http://www.massacre-records.de

GWAR’S popular comic “ORGASMAGEDDON” collected edition is going to be released!

Due To Massive Demand, GWARORGASMAGEDDON will see release as a trade paperback from Dynamite Comics, collecting all 4 issues of the hit series.  The book will include the main story by GWAR’s Matt Maguire, Matt Miner, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and Tom Neely, plus all the backup stories and art from a wide range of ultra-talented creators and members of GWAR themselves.
Statement of the co-writer Matt Miner about the comic:
“It’s been an honor to work on this book with the guys from GWAR.  “I’m thrilled and humbled by the massive positive response the comic books have gotten and I’m ecstatic that Dynamite Comics is publishing a collected paperback that can sit on library shelves and corrupt children for decades to come.”
GWAR and Matt Miner ask that fans pre-order the new trade paperback and visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find their local stores, to ask them in person, on Twitter, Facebook, or on the phone to carry the book on their shelves.  “Facebook messages are the least intrusive but most effective means of outreach,” says Miner.  “If the trade paperback does well then we could see a second comic series of blood-drenched antics featuring our favorite Scumdogs of the Universe.”
Miner also has some advice for those wanting to own copies of the book themselves: “Get your pre-orders in now and secure your copy.  Wait until it’s sold out and you’ll be selling kidneys on the black market to pay jacked-up prices on eBay.”
The comic creators have provided a pre-order coupon for fans to print and bring to their local comic stores, and, should eager readers not have a local comic store, Miner suggests pre-ordering online from Things From Another World (TFAW.com) at this link: http://bit.ly/TFAWgwar
Having already violated the art, music, and film worlds, now infamous scumdogs GWAR are coming for your graphic novels and bookstores!  Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this book?  Hell no!  There’s loads of laughs, violence, fun, and irreverent social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.
Again, what grim vision this? Blood stained tomb, beer cans, and piss…
 
 

Shining release new track and the premiere of the “Svart Ostoppbar Eld” from forthcoming album ”X – Varg Utan Flock”!

 

Shining are premiering the third crushing new track taken from their forthcoming album, ”X – Varg Utan Flock”, which is scheduled for release on January 5th via Season of Mist Records.

SHINING 10" single 'Fiende' cover

Tracklist:

1. Svart Ostoppbar Eld (7:11)
2. Gyllene Portarnas Bro (6:39)
3. Jag Är Din Fiende (7:05)
4. Han Som Lurar Inom (8:03)
5. Tolvtusenfyrtioett (2:53)
6. Mot Aokigahara (9:33)
Total playing time: 41:24

SHINING Niklas Kvarforth by Špela Bergant

Niklas Kvarforth is not the first artist struggling with mental illness and related issues. The erratic Swede is also not the first musician whose inner demons are part of the creative genius. Yet in the world of metal, his band Shining remains as a unique and outstanding act in terms of talent and musical excellence. Never shy about his personal afflictions, Niklas Kvarforth is once again baring his tortured soul with ”X – Varg Utan Flock”.

His anger, his confusion, his pain, and his torment are all becoming tangible on the tenth album in the band’s long history. For a point of reference, the legendary ”V – Halmstad” release probably offers the most appropriate comparison. Yet all the influences Shining fused into their previous masterpiece, ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ (2015) are also still present. Eclectic influences from progressive rock, jazz, classical music, and even faint traces of pop have left their mark. In addition to the broad musical spectrum on display, Niklas Kvarforth’s deeply emotional laments emerging from the dark depths of his twisted mind go beyond the usual scale of metal bands in their great vocal scope and variety.

Founded in 1996 by KvarforthShining self-released ”Submit to Self-Destruction” in 1998 and spawned the term “suicidal black metal” with this debut 7″. A couple years after first full-length, ”I – Within Deep Dark Chambers” (2000) and sophomore album, ”II – Livets Ändhållplats” (2001) had cut deep marks into the underground scene, Niklas replaced his whole crew, which started a continuous cycle of line-up changes. With Mayhem drummer Hellhammer on board, ”III – Angst” (2003) and ”IV – The Eerie Cold” (2005) began to gather major press attention. At the same time, Shining focused on bringing their vision and often controversially received live performances to Europe.

Yet Kvarforth’s mental health led to cancellations, physical and psychological fights within the band, and finally a break-up. Not content to let things rest after his breakdown, the restless singer returned with new members and the acclaimed masterpiece, ”V – Halmstad” in 2007. By then Shining had reached headliner status and toured with other great acts such as Satyricon and Mayhem.

Several line-up changes later, the Swede recorded two albums in one session: ”VI – Klagopsalmer” was released in 2009, to be followed by ”VII – Född Förlorare” two years later. The band also received their first gold disc for the single ”Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” in Sweden.

After rotating more musicians in and out, Shining returned with ‘Redefining Darkness’ (2012) and a less aggressive, yet more sinister sound. Before signing to Season of Mist, the band released the project ”8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd”, which featured six of Kvarforth’s favourite vocalists.

In August 2014, Shining entered Andy LaRocque’s Sonic Train Studios to record their ninth album, ”IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” as the sum of Niklas Kvarforth’s musical evolution and experience. More line-up changes and breakdowns followed. Yet Niklas Kvarforth clawed his way up from the depths once more and returned to Andy LaRocque and Sonic Train Studios to record another album. The result, ”X – Varg Utan Flock” is a musical masterpiece far beyond simple genre limitations and a shining tribute to the achievement that a troubled mind is capable of when driven by a passionate will to excel and overcome. Listen with respect.

Recording line-up:
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar
Euge Valovirta: guitar
Jarle Byberg: drums
Current line-up:
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar
Available formats
Ltd. 10″ black & coloured vinyl with textured cardboard sleeve (666 copies)
Guest musician
Andy La Rocque: guitar solo on “Jag Är Din Fiende”Recording, Mix & Mastering: Andy La Rocque, Sonic Train Studios
Cover art: Bo Mi Kim
Photography: Špela Bergant & Tomaž Gorkič (assistant)
Links:

Website:www.shiningasylum.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

Booking: luc@doomstarbookings.com 

Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com 

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/ShiningFiende

Check out the premiere of the song  ”Svart Ostoppbar Eld” here, enjoy it:

Jinjer is going to release reissue of second album “Cloud Factory”!

Jinjer are widely known in the Metal scene and are mixing up everything with their fresh sound, killer live performances and energizing voice of their supreme singer Tatiana. Following the release of their Napalm Records debut “King Of Everything” and numerous festivals and club shows, the Ukraine based band just got home from their very first and super intense UK headlining tour run.

There is “No rest for the wicked”, as  Jinjer will be heavily touring around Europe with the mighty Arch Enemy for the second leg of their tour in February 2018.

But for now , let’s get an exclusive look at their upcoming release of their game-changing second studio album “Cloud Factory”, originally released back in 2014. Now it’s time for a reissue with full sound, huge guitars, more boom and two exclusive live tracks!

Pre-Order the album HERE.

Check out the statement of the band about album artwork, track listing incl. bonus tracks and available formats :

“When we wrote this record, little did we know how many doors it would open and where it would lead us to. From our first shows to our first European tours and all the friends we made in between- Cloud Factory changed the future of JINJER for the better and we haven’t looked back since … The record is very personal to us because it’s deeply inspired by the spirit of our homeland, the industrial east of Ukraine. Making it available to a wider audience is a perfect way to show what and who we are!”

“Cloud Factory” reissue tracklist:
1. Outlander
2. A Plus or a Minus
3. No Hoard of Value
4. Cloud Factory
5. Who Is Gonna Be the One
6. When Two Empires Collide
7. Zhelayu-Znachit-Poluchu
8. Bad Water
9. A Plus or a Minus (live from Sentrum)
10.Who Is Gonna Be the One (live from Atlas)

Available formats:
1CD Jewel case
1 LP Gatefold
Digital Album
A kick-ass live version of “Who Is Gonna Be the One” has already been premiered as music video. Watch it HERE.
Remember mentioning JINJER as perfect power package live on stage? Convince yourself, unless you won’t believe it:
Jinjer on tour:
01.12.17 RO – Brasov / Rockstadt
02.12.17 RO – Timisoara / Reflektor
03.12.17 RO – Cluj / Flying Circus

“Will To Power Tour 2018”
support for the Arch Enemy
with Wintersun, Tribulation:

12.01.2018 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 CH – Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR – Lyon, Transbordeur
19.01.2018 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
22.01.2018 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR – Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE – Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
28.01.2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
29.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE – Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE – Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE – Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

US Tour With Cradle Of Filth:
03/29/18 TX – Dallas / House Of Blues
03/30/18 TX – Houston / House of Blues
03/31/18 TX – Austin / Come And Take It Live
04/02/18 FL – Ft. Lauderdale / Revolution Live
04/03/18 GA – Atlanta / Buckhead Theatre
04/05/18 PA – Philadelphia / Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06/18 MD – Baltimore / Baltimore Soundstage
04/07/18 NY – New York / Irving Plaza
04/08/18 MA – Worcester / The Palladium
04/10/18 QC – Montreal / Corona Theatre
04/11/18 ON – Toronto / The Opera House
04/12/18 MI – Detroit / St. Andrew’s Hall
04/13/18 IL – Joliet / The Forge
04/14/18 MN – Minneapolis / Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16/18 CO – Denver / The Summit Music Hall
04/17/18 UT – Salt Lake City / Rockwell At The Complex
04/19/18 CA – Los Angeles / The Belasco Theater
04/20/18 AZ – Phoenix / The Van Buren
04/21/18 CA – San Diego / House Of Blues
04/22/18 CA – San Francisco / The Fillmore

Links:
Facebook:www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
Website:http://jinjer-metalband.com/

Primordial announces ”Heathen Crusade” European headline tour in April 2018!

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just finished recordings on their new studio albumExile Amongst The Ruins to be released by the end of March in 2018!

To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced the ”Heathen Crusade” European headline tour. Support comes from Finnish Moonsorrow and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit!

Tour Dates of ”Heathen Crusade 2018” Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions of Primordial
with Moonsorrow and Der Weg Einer Freiheit:

12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

Get your tickets nowhttp://www.dragon-productions.eu/news/
Further info herehttps://www.facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Statement of the Primordial about the tour:

Twelve years after the original Heathen Crusade and in truth way too long we will go back on tour with Moonsorrow. A lot has changed in the world since then, more scars, more hangovers, deeper lines in our faces, but nothing changes our spiritual bond. Heathens to the bitter end and worse hangovers as we pace ’til death!

Statement of the MoonSorrow about the tour:

With great pleasure, we announce a European tour with our good friends Primordial! With these Irish fellows we had our first ever European tour in 2006. And it feels like just a few years back! Moonsorrow and Primordial always had a spiritual bond, something that makes a special line up for a tour. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch us on the same tour!

Statement of the DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT about the tour:

As big fans of Primordial ourselves it’s with great pleasure to announce that we are supporting the Irish legends on this tour along with Moonsorrow. We appreciate the chance to be part of this great package and can’t wait to present our album “Finisterre” to new audiences all around Europe. Get your tickets now and see you in April!

Other Primordial shows:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmøygeddon Festival
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang your head
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays 2018

Links:

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/primordial
Website:http://www.primordialweb.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren update schedule of their European co-headling tour!

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren have updated their extensive European co-headlining tour, “Rituals Amongst The Rotten” in January and February 2018. The Greek veterans and Dutch masters of horror metal will be joined by French blackened death outfit Svart Crown.

Rotting Christ with Carach Angren and Svart Crown European tour:

26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock http://bit.ly/2zSr7bf
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling http://bit.ly/2AJ0ZQ1
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast http://bit.ly/2nlvANQ
29 Jan 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset http://bit.ly/2niKeVN
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden http://bit.ly/2zQqhM1
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club http://bit.ly/2j4efnT
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum http://bit.ly/2kdWje1
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei http://bit.ly/2niOYe4
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex http://bit.ly/2AJFLRV
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain http://bit.ly/2nfvw1X
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur http://bit.ly/2kbXR8m
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3 http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
08 Feb 18 Oviedo (ES) Sir Laurens http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
09 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club (tba)
10 Feb 18 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club (tba)
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony http://bit.ly/2BzmGiK
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage http://bit.ly/2jyLdfG
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene http://bit.ly/2Bp3djE
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion http://bit.ly/2ir4UJP
17 Feb 18 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen http://bit.ly/2BzshVZ
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob http://bit.ly/2AszbyY

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Booking Europe: Luc@rtn-touring.com 

World: sakis@rotting-christ.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/RC-Rituals