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Iron Maiden announces rescheduled European tour dates for Summer 2021

Iron Maiden have announced new rescheduled tour dates for Summer 2021.

Read the band’s official statement below:

“I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently.

Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19 we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021.

Sonata Arctica announce acoustic live stream shows on May 30th 2020

Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica will be performing an acoustic concert, titled “Acoustic Adventures 2020”, set to take place via live stream. This will be the only chance to experience the band’s acoustic show in 2020.

They will be playing two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in the Americas, the second one for audiences in Europe and the UK. Access to video will be possible for up to 48 hours after live stream, with a purchased ticket.

Majestica announces live stream on Saturday May 16th 2020

Last year, Swedish symphonic power metallers Majestica, formerly known as Reinxeed, unleashed their debut album “Above the Sky”, via Nuclear Blast.

Now, since their spring tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band have decided to do a live stream on Saturday May 16th, streamed via their Facebook page.

You can find the stream here.

Bassist Chris David comments: 

Black Sun signs with Rockshots Records and announces new EP “Still Alive”

Well known in their home country of Ecuador and South America for supporting bands like Judas Priest, Kreator, Firewind (Immortals Tour 2018), Edguy, UDO, and more. Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of heavy metal trio Black Sun for the release of their new EP “Silent Enemy” due out in Summer 2020. The EP follows the band’s three previous albums “The Pupetteer” (2017), “Dance of Elders” (2010), and “Tyrant from a Foreign Land” (2015).

Caravellus signs worldwide deal with Rockshots Records

Brazilian progressive metallers Caravellus have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.

Featuring Dark Avenger’s guitarist Glauber Oliveira, Caravellus bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality.

Falconer to release new studio album “From a Dying Ember” on June 26th 2020

On June 26th, 2020, Sweden’s Falconer will release their new album, “From a Dying Ember”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the first single, “Desert Dreams”, below.

Click here to pre-order the album in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• ltd. digipak CD (incl. 3 bonus tracks - EU exclusive)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

Onslaught to release new studio album “Generation Antichrist” on August 7th 2020

UK Thrashers Onslaught will release their long awaited new album “Generation Antichrist” on August 7th, 2020, via FM Records.

The album was mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah, etc.) at Dugout Studios - Uppsala, Sweden and is the follow up to the critically acclaimed “VI”.
 

Northern Crown to release new studio album “In a Pallid Shadow” on July 3rd 2020

In the cracks between the genres of Doom, Prog, and Rock n’ Roll, Northern Crown find a unique fit, as exemplified by forthcoming album “In A Pallid Shadow”. The band’s third full-length album will be self-released on July 3rd, 2020.

Closing track “Observing” is streaming below.