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Epica and Apocalyptica announce Fall & Winter 2020 European co-headlining Tour

This fall Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish Cello masters Apocalyptica will join forces for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour”.

The tour comes in support of Epica’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year. Support on all dates will be provided by Helsinki prog metallers Wheel.
 

Pelican announces June 2020 European Headlining Tour

Pelican have announced European tour dates this Summer with Inter Arma as support - dates and details below.

European Tour Dates 2020: 
Sat 13/06/2020 - DE, Netphen-Deuz - Freakvalley festival
Sun 14/06/2020 - DE, Karlsruhe - Dudefest (w/ Inter Arma, Pontiak)
Mon 15/06/2020 - AT, Vienna - Arena (w/ Inter Arma)
Tue 16/06/2020 - HUN, Budapest - Durer Kert (w/ Inter Arma)
Wed 17/06/2020 - AT, Linz - Kapu (w/ Inter Arma)

Apocalyptica

Hi Eicca. How did you come up with the name Apocalyptica initially?
 
E: Well, when we started out, we didn’t think we’ll last long, we thought we’d do a couple of gigs, maybe sell a thousand albums and quietly go away, so we didn’t really have a name. It was the record label guy that suggested it, after we said, we wanted something like Metallica – ICA… that sounded like big and bold. Apocalypse seemed like a good idea.
 
 

Hayvanlar Alemi to release new studio album “Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence” on March 27th 2020

Being an instrumental psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara in 1999, Hayvanlar Alemi has developed a very style of its own. Inspired by the innovative musical heritage of Turkey but also informed by the traditional and popular styles of the globe, blending together scales and rhythms of Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America with surf, dub, stoner rock and free improvisation.

Or to keep it in the words of Hayvanlar Alemi:

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland to release debut album “Oscillospira” on April 24th 2020

Brooklyn based composer/producer/performer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox) - who has collaborated with the likes of Zola Jesus, Melvins, Swans, Kronos Quartet and many others, and is the composer for the highly acclaimed animated TV series “Archer” and “Venture Bros” - and Swedish multi-instrumentalist and theatre music composer Simon Steensland collaborate on a new album “Oscillospira”, due out on April 24th, 2020, via Ipecac Recordings.

Joe Satriani to release new studio album “Shapeshifting” on April 10th 2020

Joe Satriani’s new studio album, “Shapeshifting”, is set for release on April 10th, 2020, via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.

The first single, “Nineteen Eighty”, is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide. Listen to the the new single below.

Naat to release new studio album “Fallen Oracles” on March 6th 2020

Born in 2014 by the founding members of bands such as Antea, Lilium and Stone Smokers, Italian instrumental post-metal and sludge heavyweights, Naat, have revealed the details about their sophomore album.

Following the band’s self-titled debut, released in 2016 with Argonauta Records, “Fallen Oracles” is a pure blend of power, atmosphere and blistering riffage, seeing the light of day on March 6th, 2020.