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King Diamond to release new DVD/Blu-ray “Songs for the Dead Live” on January 25th 2019

On January 25th, 2019, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, “Songs for the Dead Live”, via Metal Blade Records.
 
There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set.

Powerwolf live in London 2018 along with Amaranthe and Kissin’ Dynamite

The energy and excitement was at fever point before Powerwolf even reached the stage. Kissin’ Dynamite and Amaranthe had already drawn everyone to the stage, singing and dancing along. The lights go down and cheers ring out, with people chanting “Powerwolf, Powerwolf, Powerwolf!” and the cheers become deafening as they finally hit the stage. After the first couple of songs, someone dressed as a monks brings out a thurible, the catholic incense holder, handing it to Attila Dorn.

Hammerfall live in Athens 2018

Going in the club just a shy few minutes after seven, Armored Dawn were already on stage, numerous as they are, a sextet blasting out some pretty standard shouty power metal that might have had the best of intentions, but didn’t quite seem to resonate with most of the fans that were there by this point. Their frontman Eduardo Parras was trying hard to turn the tides, but I am guessing that despite their best intentions and efforts, it all seemed to be a little in vain.
 

Ross The Boss live in London 2018


Uproar are joining Ross for the whole tour, and we were lucky enough to catch the second leg of the tour. They hit the stage with a proper classic heavy metal show. They cleverly built the layers up through mixing vocals, two guitars, deep bass, and smashing drums.
 
The performance was enhanced with the minimal but atmospheric lighting; the dark room was set off by a single white light behind the singer, catching his long hair like a halo, although he is anything but an angel.
 

Kamelot live in London 2018


The blue lighting added to the mystical feel and seemed fitting, since we were in the Electric Ballroom. Then the lights went down as the band entered the stage and excited cheers echoed about the crowd. A single white beam hits each musician as Cellar Darling started to play. They started a slow beat, heads down, and then Anna entered the stage. Her beautiful folk and fantasy singing both contrasted and complimented the heavy metal drums and bass.
 

Powerwolf announces January 2019 European & UK Headlining Tour

Powerwolf will be heavily touring all over Europe from October on!

Tickets are selling more than fast & lots of shows are sold out for weeks and even months already!

Time to reveal further tour dates for France, Spain, the UK as well as one German show in January 2019!

Find all dates listed below and get your tickets here.

European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
10.01.19 FR - Toulouse / Bikini
11.01.19 FR - Bordeaux / Le Rocher De Palmer
12.01.19 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
13.01.19 ES - Madrid / La Riviera

Manowar announces April 2019 Norway Tour

Vikings, behold! Manowar have confirmed six shows in Norway for 2019.

Norway Trour dates 2019:
Tue, April, 09, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Wed, April 10, 2019 – Scandic Scene – Hamar, Norway
Fri, April 12, 2019 – Konserthuset – Stavanger, Norway
Sat, April 13, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Sun, April 14, 2019 – USF Verftet – Bergen, Norway
Tue, April 16, 2019 – Kulturhuset – Longyearbyen, Norway

Týr announces May 2018 North American Headlining Tour

This May, Týr will headline a North American tour with Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, and Aeternam!

See below for all confirmed dates, with more to be added soon.

Týr front man and founder Heri Joensen comments: “It’s been waay too long since we visited Vinland, and we’re Helbent on having a blast of a time on this trip!”...

North American Tour Dates 2018:
May 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
May 6 – Providence, RI – Alchemy
May 7 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

Öblivïon to release debut album “Resilience” on February 23rd 2018

French Power Metal band, Öblivïon, (feat. former Nightmare members) will release their debut album “Resilience” + DVD “Live at Leym'Fest” on February 23rd, 2018, via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

The DVD contains the live performance of the band at the Leym'Fest (France) on September 2nd 2017. The DVD features the full show (including 7 brand new Heavy Metal hits & 3 Nightmare songs), a bonus section with interviews of each members and also a trailer section.

The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Pat “Magician” Liotard (Nightmare, Now Or Never) at Peek Studio in South of France.

Ghost Ship Octavius


Hi Matt. First of all, congratulations on your self-titled debut album. It came out of nowhere and took us all by surprise! Kudos!
 
M: Thank you so much! We have been working on it for a long time so it’s really nice to finally have it out there.
 
 
Do tell me… when did Ghost Ship Octavius take shape and which were the music kinds that you wanted to combine with this new band?