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Hammerfall announces Winter 2020 European Headlining Tour

Hammerfall have announced that their World Dominion 2020 will have special guests Battle Beast and support from Serious Black.

Tickets for the German shows will start with an exclusive Eventim Presale on Wednesday 24th July; with general sales for all dates on Friday 26th.

European Tour Dates 2020:
30.01.20 DE - Bremen / Aladin *
31.01.20 DE - Hamburg / Sporthalle 
01.02.20 DE - Osnabrück / Hydepark 
02.02.20 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 

Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra to release “Legacy of the Dark Lands” on November 8th 2019

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, Blind Guardian’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the Blind Guardian universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990s when Blind Guardian started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound.

Helloween to release new live album “United Alive” on October 4th 2019

It was The Sensation of the year 2016. During the Hellbook production to celebrate Helloween’s 30th anniversary, the contributors came to realize that the chemistry in the band had always been unique – and that what belongs together needs to be together again. However, the birth of “Pumpkins United” wasn’t just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all seven metal heroes: Deris, Kiske, Weikath, Hansen, Grosskopf, Gerstner, and Löble.

Sonata Arctica to release new studio album “Talviyö” on September 6th 2019

On September 6th, 2019, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, called “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), which includes eleven new tracks.

“We were speaking about having an album cover made from a photo, and luckily managed to find the award winning photographer Onni Wiljami, who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown. His pictures were just perfect for this album”, explains keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg.

Iron Kingdom announces Fall & Winter 2019 North American Tour

Announcing the release of their new album “On the Hunt” on October 4th, 2019, Vancouver heavy metallers Iron Kingdom are excited to share the first batch of North American tour dates in support of the full-length.

The tour will kick off in Vancouver, BC on October 3rd and take the band on a 2-month trek across Canada, the USA and Mexico, ending in Everett, WA on December 1st (dates listed below).

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Volbeat share music video for new single “Cheapside Sloggers”

Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat have just debuted the music video for their new song “Cheapside Sloggers”, featuring a guest guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer.

The track comes from their forthcoming seventh album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”, out on August 2nd, via Vertigo Records.

Iron Kingdom to release new studio album “On the Hunt” on October 4th 2019

Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, Iron Kingdom is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.

NorthTale release lyric video for new digital single “Shape Your Reality”

Only three weeks are left until Swedish-American power metal supergroup NorthTale release their much-anticipated debut album “Welcome to Paradise”, through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has unveiled a lyric video for the second single off the album, “Shape Your Reality”. Check the lyric video below.

Purchase the song here.

Sonata Arctica announces November & December 2019 European Headlining Tour

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica will release their tenth studio album, “Talviyö” (which means “Winter Night”), including eleven new tracks.

Today, the band are proud to announce a London show at The Electric Ballroom on December 11th, as part of their wider “The Raven Still Flies Over Europe” tour run, set to kick off on November 11th in Stockholm. On the road Sonata Arctica will be accompanied by Edge Of Paradise and Temple Balls.