Video premiere: TraumaSutra & Tamara E. Williams - Lapses 2
Last week, we premiered the first episode in a series of 'Readeos', a unique concept where literature, music and painting come together. Today, with great pleasure, we present part two of the 'Lapses' story.
The music is a piece by Belgian experimental ambient artist TraumaSutra. The story is written by Tamara E. Williams. The background is a painting by Merchants Of Air's own Paul Folk.
Before you watch the video below. Make sure you read part 1 on YouTube or Tamara's website. After all, it is a story cycle...
D.R.I. announce Canadian and North American tour dates
PUERTO RICO 2017
03.25.17 SAN JUAN, PR - LA RESPUESTA
WESTERN CANADA 2017
04.21.17 WINNIPEG, CAN - MANITOBA METALFEST
04.22.17 SASKATOON, CAN - LOUIS
04.23.17 EDMONTON, CAN - UNION HALL
04.24.17 CALGARY, CAN - MARQUEE
04.26.17 VANCOUVER, CAN - RICKSHAW THEATER
04.28.17 SEATTLE, WA - EL CORAZON
04.29.17 PORTLAND, OR - DANTE'S
04.30.17 EUGENE, OR - WHIRLED PIES
05.01.17 GRANTS PASS, OR - SOUND LOUNGE
05.02.17 RED BLUFF, CA - OPHIDIAN STUDIOS
05.03.17 RENO, NV - SHEAS TAVERN
05.04.17 SACRAMENTO, CA - ACE OF SPADES
05.05.17 SALINAS, CA - FOX THEATER
05.06.17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SLIMS
05.07.17 WILLITS, CA - COMMUNITY CENTER
De Profundis, Fen & Taake touring UK
April 6th - Exchange, Bristol
April 7th – The Dome, London
April 8th - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
April 9th - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
Meniscus announce EU tourdates
The band comments:
It’s been 5 years since our last European tour and we’re eager to bring our new drummer, tunes and visual to a venue near you.
We’re kicking off this tour at Dunk!festival then travelling around to a few of our favourite cities as well as a bunch we’ve never been before. Look forward to seeing you all on our travels.
There’s still a few dates we’re available to perform so hit up Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re keen to have Meniscus come to your city.
Fri May 26 – Dunk! Festival, Belgium
Mon May 29 – Leipzig, Germany
Tue May 30 – Warsaw, Poland
Thu June 1 – Budapest, Hungary
Fri June 2 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sat June 3 – Bucharest, Romania
Mon June 5 – Timisoara, Romania
Tue June 6 - Belgrade, Serbia
Thu June 8 – Rimini, Italy *
Fri June 9 – Vicenza, Italy **
Sat June 10 – Rimini, Italy **
Sun June 11 – Rome, Italy **
Tue June 13 – Barcelona, Spain **
Wed June 14 – Bordeaux, France **
Thu June 15th – Paris, France **
* with Dumbsaint only
** with We Lost The Sea only
Tarja & My Own Ghost EU tour dates
One of the most famous voices in the symphonic rock industry, Tarja Turunen, has released a bunch of European tour dates. Support comes from Luxembourg residents My Own Ghost, who will release their new album in April..
09/03 - Manchester (UK) - O2 Academy
10/03 - London (UK) - Koko
11/03 - Leeuwarden (NL) - Neushoorn
13/03 - Helmond (NL) - Cacaofabriek
14/03 - Enschede (NL) - Atak
15/03 - Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) - Kulturfabrik
17/03 - Mannheim (DE) - MS Connexion
18/03 - Solothurn (CH) - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
Iron Reagan reveal claymation video
—All dates 2/24 - 3/17 with Power Trip --
Feb 22 Nashville, TN The End *No Power Trip*
Feb 24 Houston, TX Walter’s
Feb 25 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Feb 26 Birmingham, AL Saturn
Feb 27 Raleigh, NC Kings *
Feb 28 Richmond, VA Broadberry *+
Mar 01 Baltimore, MD Soundstage *+
Mar 02 New York, NY Marlin Room +&
Mar 03 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit +$
Mar 04 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class +$
Mar 07 Boston, MA Elk’s Lodge
Mar 08 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques
Mar 09 Ottawa,
ON Brass Monkey
Mar 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
Mar 11 Detroit, MI Marble Bar
Mar 12 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
Mar 13 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Mar 14 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Mar 16 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Mar 17 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
*w/ Genocide Pact
&w/ Krimewatch$w/ Protester
— With Wrong 3/22 - 3/24 --
Mar 22 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Mar 23 Miami, FL Churchill’s
Mar 24 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Mar 25 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger
Skeletoon release new video
Expect a good dose of humor, combined with some energetic power metal.
Sauron reveal rare 1995 live Baltic Fog footage
Originally recorded and released in 1995, the remastered version of 'The Baltic Fog' will be limited to 200 copies. The LP is scheduled for a 3 March 2017 release and is available for pre-orders via the record label’s online store.
'The Baltic Fog' LP was remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio (Thaw, Mentor) and will also include an exclusive double sided A2 poster with drawings by Krzysztof “Sirkis” Grzywacz (North) and Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Witchmaster, In Twilight’s Embrace etc.). The new album cover drawing was done by Magadelena Jędrzejczak-Nalazek.
Hyenas reveal new video
The band comments: "Homeostasis is about being kept down by others and to be someone you’re not. Keep on struggling and you will be able to fight back and hopefully you will find some peace with yourself.
The dark, chaotic style of the video symbolizes the state of mind you can get into while trying to defend yourself from such attacks towards your personality."
10.03.: Frankfurt // Klapperfeld
11.03.: Lüdenscheid // AJZ
12.03.: Bielefeld // AJZ
13.03.: Hannover / Stumpf
14.03.: Hamburg // Pooca Bar
15.03.: Leipzig // Atari
16.03.: Dresden // Club 11
17.03.: Nürnberg // Luise Cultfactory
18.03.: Karlsruhe / Stadtmitte
Labirinto stream 'Gehenna' in its entirity
'Gehenna' is the band's heaviest and darkest release to date: a richly textured sound on an apocalyptic vision, driven by heavy guitars and synths, conceptualized and scored by guitar player Eric Cruxen, who along with his wife and founding member Muriel Curi forms the backbone of the band.
Benjamin Finger releases video
The tracks on 'Ghost Figures' are piano pieces recorded over the period of two years. The tracks are a collection of many hours of rehearsing and improvising alone in front of the piano.
Sangre de Muerdago announce 10th anniversary EU tour
The band will be performing throughout Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic and will be supported by Canadian folk/classical guitarist Nathanael Larochette on all dates. Check out a full tour itinerary below.
Recorded last year at the Cold World Temple with Georg “Xurxo” Börner behind the mixing desk, mixed and mastered by Tobias Häussler, the band’s new EP “Os Segredos da Raposa Vermella” will finally see a physical release on vinyl on March 1st via Neuropa Records. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
23rd – GER – Dresden @ Studentenclub Bärenzwinger
24th – CZ – Prague @ Atrium na Žižkově - Žižkovská Noc Festival
25th – ÖST – Linz @ Secret Show
26th – ITA – Bolzano @ Stanglerhof
27th – ITA – Bologna @ Freakout Club
28th – ITA – Genoa @ San Bernardino Abbey
29th – FRA – Toulon @ L'arbre À Bulles
30th – SPA – Barcelona @ El Pumarejo de Barcelona
31st – SPA – Zaragoza @ La Bóveda del Albergue
1st – SPA – Valencia @ Madame Mim
2nd – SPA – Madrid @ Teatro del Arte
3rd – SPA/POR
4th – SPA – Ourense @ El Pueblo Café Cultural
5th – SPA – Pontevedra @ Liceo Mutante
6th – SPA – Santiago de Compostela @ Galería METRO
7th – SPA – A Coruña @ Nave 1839 · Centro Social Autoxestionado
8th – SPA – Bilbao @ La Karpinteria
9th – FR – Bordeaux @ VOID
10th – FR – Nevers @ Les Copains D'Abord
11th – CH – Geneve @ Spoutnik Cinema
12th – FR – Paris @ tba
13th – GER – Bonn @ tba + Nebelung
14th – GER – Leipzig @ UT Connewitz
Fange reveal new track
"Pourrissoir" was Recorded by K.K.P. & Valentin Jung and contains artwork by Anterograde.
Reflection return after eight years, album details
As this is quite a special release, Pitch Black Records' label founder, Phivos Papadopoulos, felt the need to briefly comment:
“Our 50th release just had to be special. And this is as special as it could get, for a number of reasons! I remember discovering REFLECTION in the early ‘90s and receiving their demo tape after writing to them and how I was blown away by their music. Even more importantly though, since the day we first made contact, a truly unique bond has been formed between myself and the band’s founder and guitarist, Stathis Pavlantis.
A bond that has certainly stood the test of time and has grown more and more throughout the years; we are not just friends, we are family now and the emotions associated with releasing this on my own record label, twenty-something years after we first “met”, cannot easily be put into words. I agreed to sign REFLECTION without even listening to their new album (which I haven’t regretted one tiny bit of course)! Here’s another fine example of that something that makes metal so magical and special I guess!”
Special mention should be made to the guest appearance of Mats Leven of CANDLEMASS. Besides his majestic input on this album, this is also of particular importance since CANDLEMASS have always been a primary influence for REFLECTION. Other noteable guest appearances include Albert Bell (FORSAKEN) and Kostas Tokas (RELOAD).
Dischordia & Quaere Verum tour dates
March 9 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Bar
March 10 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
March 11 - Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
March 12 - Columbus, GA @ The Estate
March 13 - Valdosta, GA @ Ashley Street Station
March 14 - Panama City, FL @ The Dungeon Tavern
March 15 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
March 16 - Shreveport, LA @ Bushnookies
March 17 - Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop
March 18 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St Collective
Death Metal Pope release new video + tour dates
The band has also confirmed some new tour dates:
Saturday March 18 - Albany, NY - Paulys Hotel
Sunday, March 19 - Long Island, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Thursday, March 23 - Revere, MA - Sammy's Patio
Friday, March 24 - Peterborough, NH - The Wreck Room
Saturday, March 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Lucky 13 Saloon
Blackbird Hill reveal new song
Since 2012, the band has already played many festivals and club shows in France, Belgium, but also shared the stage with reference acts such as James Leg, The Temperance Movement and King Mud.
The artwork for this new 6-track record "Midday Moonlight" was designed by Ita Duclair.