Tickets On Sale Now! Plus Upcoming Album Art Revealed
Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TÝR will return to North American stages next Spring. The Battle Ballads headlining tour, named in honor of their upcoming new full-length of the same name, begins March 28th in Baltimore, Maryland and makes its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on April 26th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Support will be provided by Trollfest, Æther Realm, and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood. The tour marks TÝR‘s first North American run since 2019.
Comments the band, “It is with great joy that we announce our return to the US and Canada. It’s been too long, and we have missed the people, the cities, and the vast landscapes dearly. It warms our heathen hearts to think that we will soon see all your familiar faces again, and probably, hopefully, a few people we have not seen before. We will bring our lighthearted neighbors, Trollfest from Norway, with us, as well as your metal compatriots, Æther Realm, and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood. See you soon!“
Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 24th, at 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST. See all confirmed dates below.
More info on TÝR‘s Battle Balladsalbum, set for release in the Spring of 2024, will be unveiled in the new year. In the meantime, view the cover art by Gyula Havancsak.
TÝR w/ Trollfest, Æther Realm, The Dread Crew Of Oddwood: 3/28/2024 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 3/29/2024 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY 3/30/2024 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA 3/31/2024 La Source De La Martinière – Quebec City, QC 4/01/2024 Studio TD – Montreal, QC 4/02/2024 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON 4/03/2024 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON 4/04/2024 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI 4/05/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL 4/06/2024 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN 4/07/2024 Park Theater – Winnipeg. MB 4/08/2024 The Exchange – Regina, SK 4/09/2024 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB 4/10/2024 Dickens – Calgary, AB 4/12/2024 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC 4/13/2024 El Corazon – Seattle, WA 4/14/2024 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR 4/15/2024 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA 4/16/2024 1720 – Los Angeles, CA 4/17/2024 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA 4/18/2024 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ 4/19/2024 TBC 4/20/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX 4/21/2024 The Granada – Dallas, TX 4/22/2024 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX 4/24/2024 Conduit – Orlando, FL 4/25/2024 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA 4/26/2024 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
Last March, TÝR released A Night At The Nordic House (With The Symphony Orchestra Of The Faroe Islands), a special event recorded in February of 2020. “Working with the Symphony Orchestra was without a doubt one of the highlights of our careers,” noted vocalist Heri Joensen. “The feeling of sheer sophisticated power behind us was extraordinarily uplifting. We were awed by how well the songs worked in a symphonic setting. We are very excited to finally release a live [double] DVD, CD and LP, and even with the incredible new artwork by Gyula Havancsák, that excellently captures the epic atmosphere of the event.”
ALESTORM are: Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar Gareth Murdock – bass Mate Bodor – guitar Peter Alcorn – drums Elliot Vernon – keyboard
ALESTORM Announces North American Headline Tour for Spring 2024!
New EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, Announced – Stay Tuned for More Details!
Infamous metal pirates ALESTORM are set to return with another batch of mischief! Today, ALESTORM announces their “Tour Of The Dead Marauder” North American headline tour, kicking off in Cincinnati, OH on March 19, 2024. The month-long tour will feature support from Elvenking and Glyph, with venues to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10:00 AM local time – get yours soon before they are gone!
But that’s not all! Later that same week, they will release their new EP, entitled Voyage of the Dead Marauder, out March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records! The upcoming EP arrives as the successor to ALESTORM‘s epic seventh studio album, Seventh Run of a Seventh Rum, which peaked at #7 on the German Album charts and #5 on both the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Albums charts. Once more, ALESTORMcollaborated with producer Lasse Lammert (LSD-Studios), who produced, recorded, mixed and mastered the new EP and is known for his work with fellow genre greats Gloryhammer and Wind Rose.
The pirates are currently supporting Saltatio Mortis on their tour of Europe. Make sure to grab your tickets while they last and stay tuned for the first new Voyage of the Dead Marauder singles and pre-sale news!
Chris Bowes comments: “I am reliably informed that Canada and the USA are countries, so it only seems fitting that we play a few shows there. We’ll even play some new songs, as an inevitable consequence of releasing a new EP. We hope you enjoy it; it’ll be very awkward for all parties involved if you don’t. See you there!”
Voyage of the Dead Marauder Tracklisting: 1. Voyage of the Dead Marauder 2. Uzbekistan 3. The Last Saskatchewan Pirate 4. Sea Shanty 2 5. Cock
ALESTORM Live 2023 supporting Saltatio Mortis 15.11.23 CR – Zagreb / Boogaloo 17.11.23 DE – Geiselwind / Eventhalle 18.11.23 DE – München / Zenith 19.11.23 AT – Vienna / Gasometer 21.11.23 DK – Aarhus / Voxhall 22.11.23 DE – Hamburg / Sporthalle 23.11.23 CZ – Prague / Roxy 24.11.23 DE – Ludwigsburg / MHP Arena 25.11.23 DE – Bochum / Ruhrcongress 26.11.23 BE – Liege / OM 28.11.23 FR – Lille / Splendid 29.11.23 FR – Meth / BAM 01.12.23 DE – Hannover / Swiss Life Hall 02.12.23 CH – Zurich / X-Tra 03.12.23 NL – Eindhoven / Effenaar
ALESTORM Live 2024 “Tour Of The Dead Marauder” w/ Elvenking & Glyph 19.03.24 US – Cincinnati, OH 20.03.24 US – Grand Rapids, MI 22.03.24 CA – Toronto, ON 23.03.24 CA – Montreal, QC 24.03.24 US – New Haven, CT 26.03.24 US – Pittsburgh, PA 27.03.24 US – Detroit, MI 29.03.24 US – Milwaukee, WI 30.03.24 US – Omaha, NE 02.04.24 CA – Winnipeg, MB 03.04.24 CA – Saskatoon, SK 05.04.24 CA – Edmonton, AB 06.04.24 CA – Calgary, AB 08.04.24 CA – Vancouver, BC 09.04.23 US – Spokane, WA 10.04.24 US – Boise, ID 12.04.24 US – Sacramento, CA 13.04.24 US – Santa Ana, CA 15.04.24 US – Tucson, AZ 16.04.24 US – Albuquerque, NM 18.04.24 US – Oklahoma City, OK 19.04.24 US – St. Louis, MO 20.04.24 US – Indianapolis, IN 21.04.24 US – Nashville, TN
CATTLE DECAPITATION: Travis Ryan – vocals Josh Elmore – lead guitar Belisario Dimuzio – rhythm guitar Olivier Pinard – bass David McGraw – drums
Long-running San Diego, California-based deathgrind summoners CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off their Terrasitic Infestation North American headlining tour Friday November 10th in Ventura, California. The journey will make its way through over two-dozen cities, coming to a close on December 16th on the band’s home turf of San Diego, California. Support will be provided by Immolation, Sanguisugabogg, and Castrator. Tickets are on sale now at https://tix.soundrink.com/tours/cattle-decapitation. See all confirmed dates below.
CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Immolation, Sanguisugabogg, Castrator: 11/10/2023 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA 11/11/2023 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ 11/12/2023 Rock House Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX 11/14/2023 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK 11/15/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX 11/16/2023 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX 11/18/2023 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA 11/20/2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA * No Immolation 11/21/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL 11/22/2023 The Abbey – Orlando, FL 11/24/2023 Hanger 1819 – Greensboro, NC 11/25/2023 Peabody’s Nightclub – Virginia Beach, VA 11/27/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 11/28/2023 Brooklyn Bowl – Philadelphia, PA 11/29/2023 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA 11/30/2023 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY 12/01/2023 Beanfield Theatre – Montreal, QC 12/02/2023 Opera House – Toronto, ON 12/04/2023 St Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI 12/05/2023 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL 12/06/2023 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN 12/08/2023 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO 12/09/2023 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT 12/10/2023 The Shredder – Boise, ID 12/11/2023 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA 12/12/2023 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR 12/14/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA 12/15/2023 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA 12/16/2023 Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
CATTLE DECAPITATION released their tenth studio album, Terrasite, on May 12th via Metal Blade Records.
Though many bands have tried, no one articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing as vividly and succinctly as CATTLE DECAPITATION. With 2019’s Death Atlas, they reached the apex of this, perhaps leading some to believe they had no place left to go beyond such an achievement, but alas, they return with Terrasite, which is as bold a statement as they have ever made.
“After a record like Death Atlas, you have to make a turn,” notes guitarist Josh Elmore. “Everything about that album – the concept, artwork, music, etc, was a final statement. The only way to move forward is rebirth. In approaching the newest record, it was not only necessary to keep the musical trajectory the band has been aiming towards since the beginning, but also to further explore the ambient/textural elements that were part of Death Atlas.”
As such, Terrasite pushes their sound further into more epic and varied territory, and in the hands of vocalist Travis Ryan the governing concept takes a new and disturbing direction. “I wanted to do the 180° opposite of Death Atlas. I already had the concept idea from years back and since Death Atlas was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect – I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”
The title is a word invented by Ryan that brings together “Terra-” meaning “earth” and “-site” derived from the Greek word “-sitos” which means “food.” “The combination of the two means ‘earth-eater.’ It’s a metaphor for humanity’s role in the destruction of the planet and is a play-on-words of the very fitting word ‘parasite.'”
This is vividly brought to life in the artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy). “We see the nymph stage of this human/cockroach hybrid that is more of a fully grown being that has just molted from its ootheca stage, startled, confused, frightened but also pissed off.
The band once again worked with producer Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon), who knows the members’ individual styles and how to coax the best out of them, bringing in Tony Parker of Midnight Odyssey to handle piano and synths.
Terrasite is available as a jewel case CD, digitally, and on vinyl in the following color variants:
– “The Fleshy Architect” Orange/Peach Marble vinyl (US exclusive) – “Hadean Eon” Orange Blend vinyl (US exclusive) – “Gomorrah’s Flora” Green Blend vinyl (US exclusive) – “Winds Of Solastalgia” Purple Blend vinyl (US exclusive) – 180g Black vinyl (EU exclusive) – “Pupa To A Nymph” LP1: Black Ash Smoke vinyl – LP2: Transp. Skin Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies) – “Irradiated Alight” Sunset Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies) – “Living Death Spirituality” White w/ Purple Splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – “Terrasitic Jizzplosion” Clear w/ Gold Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – “Life Finds A Way” Clear w/ Green + Purple Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
“…a document that encapsulates a specific moment, an artifact that is etched with disdain and steeped in the loss of friends… it speaks to the depth and musical appetite that has been growing in the band’s ranks for over a decade. Terrasite is the next important step for a consistently excellent band…” – Decibel Magazine
“Since their early 2000s classics like To Serve Man and Humanure, the group have only gotten more extreme and unique doling out late-career highlights like 2012’s Monolith Of Inhumanity and this year’s Terrasite. Congrats, boys.” – Revolver’s Top Six Death Metal Band’s Right Now
“…another absolutely stellar release from these guys with lyrics and themes that represent the apex of today’s extreme music.” – Metal Injection
“…a powerful and important album. It is a must-listen for fans of extreme metal, and it is also a great album for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.” – MetalSucks
From total annihilation to rebirth, “Terrasite” takes you on a journey from anthropogenic ecocide, (Death Atlas) to a new beginning, (Terrasite). What sets Terrasite apart from the bands other works is the emphasis on melodic atmospheric sound while perduring incontrovertible savagery.Metal Lair
“They’ve evolved from a grind band into something even more maniacal with this album; a true and brilliantly executed hybrid of heavy death metal, brutal grind and lyrical terror.” – Lambgoat
“…a phenomenal album that’s well worth the time of extreme metal fans who want to hear a band perpetually push itself.” – Blabbermouth
“…a brutal and uncompromising display of technical deathgrind. The band have been steadily pushing the boundaries of the genre for over 25 years, and this album is no exception.” – Invisible Oranges
“The collective musicians in CATTLE DECAPITATIONshow their chemistry in full power on Terrasite. The cadence and enunciation by vocalist Travis Ryan along with the varied rhythms from drummer David McGraw are especially fascinating to me as a longtime drummer that also tries to sing occasionally… Anyone who still tries to diminish or discount death metal as a genre with defined musical parameters can quickly have that mindset destroyed with only a few minutes of listening to this record.” – No Echo
“CATTLE DECAPITATION willingly wallow in the worst offerings of humanity (and whatever follows us). It makes their music sicker, slimier, and weaponized for pushing back against the same injustices and ills we propagate. As such, Terrasite is a brutal exercise in knowing your enemy – it just so happens the enemy is yourself.” – Everything Is Noise
“The band’s prior work gazed upon the futility of mankind’s ability to change its nature; Terrasite boldly suggests something else entirely: the horror of existence itself. Album Of The Year contender, without a doubt.” – The Razor’s Edge
“Terrasite improves upon Death Atlas in a multitude of ways giving us aggressively emotional melodeathgrind forcing upon us their message of anti-consumption and anti-violence in the most violently cathartic of ways! The best record since The Anthropocene Extinction, maybe their best yet!” – Metal Wani
“Terrasite… confirms their status as unshakeable gods of the scene… a phenomenal death/grind album in its own right. Not one moment of tedium or insincerity, just fifty minutes of excitement and the highest quality musicianship.” – Metal Observer
“Terrasite seethes with unbridled fury and abject hostility. If you like your deathgrind/goregrind/grindcore to be one-dimensional, atonal noise where pigs die squealing in their caves for no longer than a minute at a time then you’re in the wrong place. However, if you want growth, exploration, and mutation then look no further. Terrasite is a fucking monster.” – Ghost Cult
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Death metal icons INCANTATION are ready to kick off their North American live assault with Suffocation!The Ancient Unholy Uprising co-headlining tour starts tomorrow, November 7th, in Baltimore, Maryland and runs through December 4th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Support will be provided by Skeletal Remains and Stabbing. See all confirmed dates below.
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INCANTATION w/ Suffocation, Skeletal Remains, Stabbing: 11/07/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 11/08/2023 Reverb – Reading, PA 11/09/2023 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY 11/10/2023 Alchemy – Providence, RI 11/11/2023 Amphithéâtre Cogeco – Trois-Rivières, QC 11/12/2023 Studio TD – Montreal, QC 11/13/2023 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON 11/14/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI 11/15/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL 11/16/2023 The Annex – Madison, WI 11/17/2023 The Granada – Lawrence, KS 11/18/2023 HQ – Denver, CO 11/20/2023 Ray’s Golden Lion – Richland, WA 11/21/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA 11/22/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR 11/24/2023 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA 11/25/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA 11/26/2023 1720- Los Angeles, CA 11/27/2023 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ 11/28/2023 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM 11/29/2023 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK 11/30/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX 12/01/2023 Scout Bar – Houston, TX 12/02/2023 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX 12/03/2023 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA 12/04/2023 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
INCANTATION unleashed their latest studio album, Unholy Deification, via Relapse Records on August 25th.
Edified over three-plus decades of experience, Unholy Deification is INCANTATION’s thirteenth full-length album. Validated by peers seasoned and new, INCANTATION is more vital than ever. The lineup, featuring founding guitarist/vocalist John McEntee, drummer Kyle Severn, bassist Chuck Sherwood, and guitarist Luke Shively, displays death metal know-how and the power of determination.
Lyrically, Unholy Deification originates with Sherwood. An avid reader and occult logician, the INCANTATIONbassist wanted to capture a fully realized concept of evolution through enlightenment. Expect thought-provoking, historically derived intellection. The mortal-to-deity narrative interacts with the merciless musical conflagration of hard-hitting tracks such as “Concordat (The Pact) I,” “Homunculus (Spirit Made Flesh) IX,” and “Invocation (Chthonic Merge) X”. Make no mistake – the ferocious new album, featuring guests Jeff Beccera (Possessed), Henry Veggian (ex-Revenant), and Dan Vadim Von (Morbid Angel), is pure death metal.
INCANTATION‘s sepulchral pandemonium is visually enhanced by award-winning artist and longstanding collaborator Eliran Kantor (Immolation, Kreator, Cavalera, and more.) The end result is an interpretation of Italian Renaissance masters but thrust into INCANTATION‘s cauldron of chromatic malice.
McEntee comments, “I’m not interested in playing it safe. I think other people feel that there are limits to what we do. However, I don’t see it that way. If it feels right, then it’s INCANTATION. The songs we write are an honest expression of ourselves. When people hear the new album, I hope they think, ‘Why are these guys so pissed off?!’ Rage gives focus, which is why this album turned out the way it did.”
Physical Unholy Deification orders are available via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads/streaming are available HERE.
One of the best death metal albums of 2023, easily.”– Metal Injection (10/10)
“Another twisted helping of subterranean old-school doomy death metal.” – Decibel Magazine
“Twelve albums in, INCANTATION continue to lay the groundwork upon which the death metal genre as a whole can build upon. And despite their already stellar reputation, the relevance of this album and this band in 2023 is pretty damn impressive.” – MetalSucks
“Unholy Deification is a spirited, aggressive, angry death metal affair, an offering that shows why this band is rightly hailed as death metal royalty.” – Last Rites
“INCANTATION’s legacy as underground brutal legends has long been solidified, but Unholy Deification proves that they have more than enough creative and musical inspiration and passion to easily run with the bands they’ve influenced. Simply put, if you’re an INCANTATION aficionado, or a fan of any death metal that’s uncompromising, unsettling and with an experimental edge, then you cannot miss Unholy Deification.” – Wall Of Sound
“… a supremely impressive artistic achievement… a dissonant, warped occult death metal album made by fans of such musical fare, for fans of such musical fare… one hell of an experience, but certainly not one to step into lightly. Tread carefully.” – Metal Observer
Richmond’s hard-charging, metal maniacs, MUNICIPAL WASTE, are kicking off 2024 with a bang with their ‘Brainsqueeze Tour” with GHOUL, NECROT, and DEAD HEAT. The 24-day trek will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the band’s seminal studio album WASTE ‘EM ALL.
The trek will embark on February 15th in Washington, DC and will travel north crossing into Canada playing Montreal and London before heading west to Denver and Los Angeles before making its way back to Virginia for the epic hometown anniversary show on March 16th!
MUNICIPAL WASTE‘s Tony Forestacommented, “We don’t do headlining runs in the states as often as we should. So this time, in order to celebrate the 21-year anniversary of our first album “Waste em All”, we wanted to do it with bands and people that we consider our family and friends.
“Back in the day, we had a tradition that our 6th band member Scotty created in Oakland called “Brain Squeeze”. It was a very fun (but short-lived) tradition that brought together people from all over the world in the small scene we built. Those events were very dear to us and we felt it needed to come back in one way or another.
“21 is a big birthday for all of us…so in order to celebrate “Waste Em All’s big one”; we thought it would be best to bring the Brain Squeeze to you! We couldn’t be more excited to have Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat back on the road with us – as well as a few regional surprises along the way. This is going to be a good one. See you soon!“
In September, the WASTE ‘EM ALL reissue was released via CD, vinyl, cassette (limited to 500), and a T-shirt with reimagined artwork by Shaun Filley (ANNIHILATION TIME, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?). Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, November 10th at 10 AM local time. Purchase tickets here: https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour
Confirmed dates for MUNICIPAL WASTE’s ‘Brainsqueeze Tour 2024′ with GHOUL, NECROT, and DEAD HEAT are:
02.15.2024 US Washington, DC – Black Cat 02.16.2024 US Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 02.17.2024 US Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Monarch 02.18.2024 US Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 02.20.2024 CAN Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques 02.21.2024 CAN London, ON – London Music Hall 02.22.2024 US Buffalo, NY – Rec Room 02.23.2024 US Detroit, MI – Magic Stick 02.24.2024 US Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom 02.26.2024 US Minneapolis, MN- Fine Line 02.27.2024 US Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room 03.01.2024 US Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall 03.02.2024 US Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater 03.04.2024 US Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre 03.05.2024 US Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom 03.06.2024 US Tucson, AZ – Encore 03.08.2024 US San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger 03.09.2024 US Dallas, TX – Trees 03.10.2024 US New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues 03.12.2024 US Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Club 03.13.2024 US Orlando, FL – The Abbey 03.14.2024 US Athens, GA – 40 Watts 03.15.2024 US Columbia, SC – The Senate 03.16.2024 US Richmond, VA – The National
ABOUT MUNICIPAL WASTE Since 2001, MUNICIPAL WASTE have uncompromisingly stuck to their guns as hard-partying and even harder-hitting torchbearers of 21st-century thrash metal. The Richmond, VA quintet Tony Foresta [vocals], Ryan Waste[guitar], Philip “Landphil” Hall [bass], Dave Witte [drums], and Nick Poulos [guitar] – have transformed from a cult favorite into metal mainstays for a generation. Along the way, Decibel touted The Art of Partying in its coveted Hall of Fame and asserted it “revved up interest in thrash and inspired a fresh wave of youthful new bands.”Metal Hammer christened The Art of Partying one of “The 50 Greatest Thrash Metal Albums Ever,” while Loudwire pegged the album as “The Best Thrash Album of 2007” and Hazardous Mutationas “The Best Thrash Album of 2005.” The guys have sold out countless shows on multiple continents and piled up tens of millions of streams in the process.
POWERWOLF are: Attila Dorn – vocals Falk Maria Schlegel – organ Charles Greywolf – guitar Matthew Greywolf – guitar Roel van Helden – drums
POWERWOLF Announces Biggest European Headline Tour to Date, the Wolfsnächte 2024, and New Studio Album
To Headline the Biggest Arenas in Europe with Special Guests HammerFall and Support from Wind Rose
Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, November 10 at 10:00 AM CET
POWERWOLF reign as Germany’s most actively successful artist without a shadow of a doubt. After bidding farewell to their fans last week with five celebrated shows and a long live break, the anticipation for their next live shows in October 2024 is rising now!
In trademark POWERWOLF style, the Platinum selling, award winning, #1 charting band is upping their game once again – not only announcing their biggest headline tour to date with shows taking place at the biggest arenas in Europe, but also a new studio album for 2024. Amid 16 shows in total, the tour will visit venues in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna, and will heat up the Wolfpack with an unprecedented production.
POWERWOLF will be accompanied by Swedish heavy metal legends HammerFallas special guests, and the scene’s rising stars, dwarf metallers Wind Rose, will provide powerful support!
After the massive success of their 2021 album, Call Of The Wild, POWERWOLFannounces its successor for 2024, with more details to follow. Fans can look forward to new songs being played on the Wolfsnächte 2024 Headline Tour!
Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 10 at 10:00 AM CET via all known ticket agencies.
POWERWOLF state: “We are stoked to announce the biggest tour in POWERWOLF‘s history and the release of a brand new album in 2024! Without going into the details of the album yet, WOLFSNÄCHTE 2024 will be a breathtaking experience not to be missed! You can expect a massive production and some surprises you haven’t seen from us before! Our friends from HAMMERFALL and WIND ROSE will join us to ensure a perfect evening!”
POWERWOLF Wolfsnächte 2024: w/ HammerFall, Wind Rose 04.10.24 DE – Hamburg / Barclays Arena 05.10.24 NL – Amsterdam / AFAS Live 06.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Lotto Arena 10.10.24 LU – Esch Sur Alzette / Rockhal 11.10.24 DE – Stuttgart / Schleyerhalle 12.10.24 DE – Frankfurt / Festhalle 14.10.24 IT – Milan / Alcatraz 16.10.24 CH – Zürich / The Hall 17.10.24 FR – Paris / Zenith 18.10.24 DE – Oberhausen / Rudolf Weber Arena 19.10.24 DE – Berlin / Velodrom 21.10.24 PL – Krakow / Tauron Arena 22.10.24 HU – Budapest / MVM Dome 23.10.24 AT – Vienna / Gasometer 25.10.24 DE – Munich / Olympiahalle 26.10.24 CZ – Prague / Sportovni Hala Fortuna
POWERWOLF has conquered countless stages at the world’s biggest summer festivals, and their last Wolfsnächte headline tours (2019, 2022), as well as their highly anticipated North American debut in early 2023, were almost completely sold out – resulting in a massive triumph. They have performed headlining sets at Wacken and Summer Breeze, as well as held premium slots at genre festival giants such as Hellfest, Graspop, Masters of Rock and many more, captivating enormous audiences. No other German metal band has been able to write a success story even remotely comparable in recent years!
Get under the spell of the Wolfpack and watch the latest live video for “Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone”HERE:
POWERWOLF are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and successful heavy metal bands of the last decade. Multiple #1 album chart entries, Gold and Platinum records, huge sold out arena shows, as well as headline slots at the biggest festivals have paved their way. In less than 20 years of band history, POWERWOLF have made it to the very highest league of heavy metal.
About POWERWOLF: POWERWOLF is a name that instantly brings tears of joy to the eyes of metal fans worldwide. The story of the frontrunners of today’s German metal scene, which began in 2004, only knows one direction: ever upwards! It may seem like something out of a fairytale, but it is the result of embodying the highest quality in the heavy metal universe. Outstanding album productions, bombastic live shows and the tireless drive for perfection on and behind the stage as well as the perfect integration of new developments are representative of this exceptional band.
POWERWOLF boast a remarkable collection of Gold and Platinum awards, with many of their albums – including a live streaming event – landing at the top of the Official German album charts, where they remained in the top 100 for months. In 2018, they achieved Gold status in the Czech Republic for the first time with their album Blessed & Possessed, while both its direct predecessors, Preachers Of The Night (2013) and the subsequent masterpiece The Sacrament Of Sin (2018), as well as the groundbreaking streaming event The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event (2022), entered the Official German Album Charts at #1. In addition, the thrilling DVD, The Metal Mass (2016), secured the #1 spot on the German DVD charts, as well as #4 on the album charts. The new studio album, Call Of The Wild, entered the album charts at #2 and remained there for 17 (!) weeks, while the hit single “Dancing With The Dead” added another entry to their collection of Platinum records. The Best Of album, Best Of The Blessed (2020), also successfully entered the German charts at #2, while the special album, Interludium, reached #3.
Over the course of their career, the band has not only fascinated metal fans, but has also won over international press and critics. Countless cover stories in the most important magazines, critics’ awards such as the Metal Hammer Award, and effusive album and concert reviews underpin POWERWOLF‘s outstanding international status.
With the current studio album, Call Of The Wild, the special album, Interludium, the upcoming Wolfsnächte Tour 2024 with support from HammerFall and Wind Rose, as well as a new studio album in 2024, it is clear that the metal world continues to be under the spell of the Wolfpack. POWERWOLF‘s holy mass in the name of heavy metal is unstoppable!
“‘Stained in Red’ was written during the pandemic as an antidote to lighter, acoustic-orientated stuff we were coming up with. After the more mellow ‘Argent Moon – EP’, I wanted to write something more aggressive and heavier”, says Ville Friman (guitars). “Some influences from Opeth and Gojira can possibly be heard on this one, as these bands were on heavy rotation on my playlist at that time.”
Originally Songs of the Dusk was a part of the Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Artbook of Anno 1696, but it is now available separately as: Ltd. CD Digipak, LP with etching on side B and as Digital EP. Purchase your copy here: https://insomnium.lnk.to/SongsOfTheDusk-EP. Available vinyl colors are listed below:
–black LP – available all outlets
–ltd. white LP (limited to 300 copies) – from cmdistro.de & various other retailers
–ltd. transp. light blue LP (limited to 300 copies) – from the European bandshop
–ltd. transp. red LP (limited to 300 copies) – from the North American bandshop and available on tour
Flowers Of The Night Stained In Red Song Of The Dusk Etching
Insomnium comments: “As the album would have been too long, we left these three tracks out on the initial version, yet they are part of the ‘Anno 1696’ story and complement it and some of the gaps are being filled. ‘Songs Of The Dusk’ offers an alternative ending, so people can decide which kind of mood they prefer. This version is a bit more hopeful and less tragic, at least on a general Insomnium scale – everyone is dead…except the wolves.”
The Finnish melodeath masters are looking forward to presenting their new songs live on their extensive European headlining tour that kicks off this weekend. In addition, Insomniumjust announced Finnish shows for 2024. See below for all dates!
Music, essentially, is a weapon to destroy the walls we built around us – and Finnish metal melancholists Insomnium are amongst its strongest wielders. Their ninth masterpiece, Anno 1696, released in early 2023 led us deep into the dark and troublesome past of Northern Europe, a time of witches, of superstition, of bloodlust and frenzy. And of werewolves. Insomnium continue the epic story of Anno 1696 on their addendum-like EP Songs of the Dusk, featuring 22 minutes of music and three more journeys into a dark and foggy past.”We simply had eleven great songs, and we thought that this material is too good to be ‘just’ bonus tracks,”Niilo Sevänen (bass, vocals) states. “They are part of the big story, so you can think of them as the director’s cut material that tells a little extra. For those who want to have more.”
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Orgone Studios) and mastered by Tony Lindgren (Fascination Street Studios), Anno 1696 and the matching Songs of the Dusk are by far their most accomplished, emotionally rattling, soaring achievements.
Lorna Shore line-up: Michael Yager – bass Adam De Micco – guitar Will Ramos – vocals Austin Archey – drums Andrew O’Connor – guitar
Nearly one year ago, Lorna Shoreunleashed their fourth full-length, Pain Remains – earning “album of the year” accolades upon its release (Loudwire) with media hailing it as “one of the best symphonic metal and deathcore albums” (Metal Injection). Today (Nov. 3rd), the band is giving fans an instrumental edition of Pain Remains, to enjoy this groundbreaking record in a whole new way. Stream and purchase it digitally now here:https://LornaShore.lnk.to/PainRemains-Instrumental
European fans can catch Lorna Shore live starting this weekend, when the band will kick-off their headlining tour, featuring Rivers of Nihil, Ingested, and Distant as support. See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased at: https://lnk.to/THEPAINREMAINS-EUROPE23
“The Pain Remains European Tour 2023” w/ Lorna Shore + Rivers of Nihil, Ingested, Distant Nov. 5, 2023 – Den Bosch (NL) @ The Rock Circus Nov. 6, 2023 – Hamburg (DE) @ Edel Optics Arena – Venue Upgrade Nov. 7, 2023 – Gothenburg (SE) @ Gothenburg Studios – SOLD OUT! Nov. 9, 2023 – Helsinki (FI) @ Ice Hall – Venue Upgrade Nov. 10, 2023 – Tampere (FI) @ Pakkahuone – SOLD OUT! Nov. 12, 2023 – Stockholm (SE) @ Fryshuset Klubben Nov. 13, 2023 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Amager Bio – SOLD OUT! Nov. 14, 2023 – Hannover (DE) @ Capitol – SOLD OUT! Nov. 16, 2023 – Berlin (DE) @ Columbiahalle – Venue Upgrade Nov. 17, 2023 – Dresden (DE) @ Ballsportarena Nov. 18, 2023 – Warsaw (PL) @ Progresja – SOLD OUT! Nov. 19, 2023 – Prague (CZ) @ Roxy – SOLD OUT! Nov. 20, 2023 – Budapest (HU) @ Barba Negra – SOLD OUT! Nov. 22, 2023 – Vienna (AT) @ Gasometer – Venue Upgrade Nov. 23, 2023 – München (DE) @ Zenith – 2nd Venue Upgrade Nov. 24, 2023 – Milan (IT) @ Alcatraz – Venue Upgrade Nov. 25, 2023 – Pratteln (CH) @ Z7 – SOLD OUT! Nov. 26, 2023 – Brussels (BE) @ AB – SOLD OUT! Nov. 28, 2023 – Birmingham (UK) @ O2 Academy Nov. 29, 2023 – Leeds (UK) @ O2 Academy Nov. 30, 2023 – London (UK) @ o2 Forum Kentish Town – SOLD OUT! Dec. 2, 2023 – Manchester (UK) @ Academy 1 – SOLD OUT! Dec. 3, 2023 – Glasgow (UK) @ Barrowlands – SOLD OUT! Dec. 4, 2023 – Cardiff (UK) @ Great Hall – SOLD OUT! Dec. 6, 2023 – Paris (FR) @ Bataclan – SOLD OUT! Dec. 7, 2023 – Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof – SOLD OUT! Dec. 8, 2023 – Oberhausen (DE) @ Turbinenhalle – SOLD OUT!
Lorna Shore live Dec. 20, 2023 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium * Dec. 21, 2023 – Long Island, NY @ The Paramount * Dec. 22, 2023 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom * Apr. 27, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Festival Grounds (Sick New World) *=Lorna Shore Christmas shows feat. Currents, Rivers of Nihil, Varials, Entheos as support
In less than three weeks, New Zealand unorthodox death metal trio ULCERATE will return to North American stages for a Fall headlining run. The fifteen-date Stare Into Death North America MMXXIII Tour, which will commence on November 7th in North Hollywood, California and close November 25th in Brooklyn, New York, includes a newly added date in Mexico City. Support will be provided by Altars. The journey marks the band’s first North American appearance since 2016.
ULCERATE w/ Altars – Stare Into Death North America MMXXIII Tour: 11/07/2023 Knitting Factory – North Hollywood, CA 11/08/2023 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA 11/10/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR 11/11/2023 Substation – Tacoma, WA 11/12/2023 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC 11/14/2023 HDX Circus Bar – Mexico City, MX 11/16/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL 11/17/2023 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI 11/18/2023 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON 11/19/2023 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC 11/20/2023 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY 11/21/2023 Middle East – Boston, MA 11/22/2023 Warehouse On Watts – Philadelphia, PA 11/24/2023 Metro – Baltimore, MD 11/25/2023 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
ULCERATE released their critically lauded full-length, Stare Into Death And Be Still, in the Spring of 2020 via Debemur Morti Productions. A next-level exploration of melody, harmony, and power, the band’s signature, ultra-atmospheric blend of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared-down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning.
Thematically, the album explores the concept of “death reverence” – drawing on personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent, that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly.”
Stare Into Death And Be Still is the deepest, purest, and most meticulous form ofULCERATE: a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.
Stare Into Death And Be Still is available on CD, LP, and digital formats at THIS LOCATION.
“… Michael Hoggard’s guitars billow like noxious clouds, as bassist-vocalist Paul Kelland roars ominously over the top, and drummer Jamie Saint Merat expertly juggles crushing density and lean groove… the way the guitars and drums dance around one another makes it feel like time is warping… one of its grandest, most unsettling tracks to date…” – Rolling Stone on Stare Into Death And Be Still’s title track
“It’s as if everything the band recorded through 2016’s Shrine Of Paralysis is made of Legos, and Stare Into Death And Be Still is a fucking universe: brand-new, raw, seething and festering with possibilities redolent of life as much as death — but first and foremost cosmic.” – Decibel
“ULCERATE have spearheaded a singular sound and vision: seasick and disharmonic, chaotic and otherworldly, Lovecraftian in its cosmic horror. The group’s latest LP continues ULCERATE‘s fearless exploration of atmosphere and aggression while, thematically, delving into the concept of ‘death reverence.’” – Revolver
“Their core sound always showed insane promise, wedding the experimental edge of Immolation’s best records to the wilder side of Deathspell Omega and Gorguts, then polishing it to an industrial shine… Here the songs breathe, edging away from the airless aggression of the older records. Melody creeps in, and with it a thin shaft of light.. it’s really no less punishing. The melody just helps it go down. This is how I relax now…” – Stereogum
“…a truly intense musical expression, but not in the typical sense… Stare Into Death And Be Still isn’t an easy release to consume, but it’s rewarding on the deepest and most profound levels for those who are patient enough to allow ULCERATE to work their magic.” – Blabbermouth
In an electrifying announcement that will cause anticipatory convulsions through the world of metal, Bay Area icons MACHINE HEADhave announced the first leg of their ‘Slaughter The Martøur Nørth America 2024‘ tour. Forgoing their “An Evening With…” format for the first time in a decade, MACHINE HEAD will have LA’s cyber-metal masters FEAR FACTORY, Sweden’s ORBIT CULTURE, and Louisville, KY’s GATES TO HELL in tow guaranteeing your 2024 starts off as heavy as humanly possible!
‘Slaughter The Martøur Nørth America 2024‘ will kick off with a “hometown” show for MACHINE HEAD, their first since 2020 in San Francisco on January 19th. Then the tour heads north with shows in the Pacific Northwest as well as eight shows in Canada. Other stops include Chicago, Orlando, and Houston before concluding in Los Angeles on February 24th at The Bellwether.
MACHINE HEAD‘s founder Robb Flynn states, “Head Cases! This will be the greatest metal tour on earth! So stoked to be getting back on the road in America/Canada with 4 masters of soul-crushing heaviness and an absolutely earth-shattering bill. Fear Factory has long been our brothers-in-arms, pioneers, and innovators of a sound that had yet to exist. Orbit Culture are the fast-rising Swedish modern metal maniacs bringing their unique spin to the world, and Gates To Hell absolutely blew my mind at Milwaukee Metalfest with their sheer savage brutality. North America, we’re ready to crush skulls, crush beers, and crush everything in our path!
FEAR FACTORY‘s Dino Cazares comments, “We are honored to be touring with the mighty Machine Head. We came up in the metal scene together and both bands have stamped their mark in modern metal, plus Robb has been a good friend of mine for close to 30 years. We are fucking excited for the metal fans to see this amazing package and we can’t wait to get out there. Let’s Fucking Rage!”
Says ORBIT CULTURE, “It is such an honor for us to be going on tour with Machine Head and Fear Factory across North America, we look forward to bringing you all our brand of metal. Beware of the antlers North America!”GATES TO HELL comments, “Machine Head was one of the bands that inspired Gates to Hell to form. They’re a personal favorite to several of us. Out of all the tours we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of over the past year, this is definitely the one we’ve been most excited for. Very excited to share the stage with Machine Head, Fear Factory, and Orbit Culture.”
This tour promises to be an unforgettable experience for all metalheads in North America. Prepare for an onslaught of sonic intensity as these 4 bands unite for what will undoubtedly be one of the most talked-about metal tours for years!Exclusive Machine Head pre-sale begins today, use code: MARTOUR for tickets and VIP packages. Purchase HERE! Blabbermouth pre-sale begins Wednesday use code: MFNH2024 Spotify pre-sale begins Wednesday use code: MH4LIFE All general admission tickets go on sale this Friday, October 20th at 10:00 A.M. local time.
Confirmed dates for MACHINE HEAD’s‘Slaughter The Martøur Nørth America 2024‘with direct support FEAR FACTORY as well as ORBIT CULTURE, and GATES TO HELL are:01.19.2024 US San Francisco, CA – The Warfield 01.21.2024 US Portland, OR – Roseland Theater 01.22.2024 US Seattle, WA – Showbox 01.23.2024 CA Vancouver, BC – Commodore 01.25.2024 CA Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall 01.26.2024 CA Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino 01.27.2024 CA Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre 01.28.2024 CA Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cumming Theatre 01.30.2024 US Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre 01.31.2024 US Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall 02.01.2024 US Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre 02.02.2024 US Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park 02.03.2024 US Detroit, MI – St. Andrews 02.05.2024 CA Toronto, ON – The Opera House 02.06.2024 CA Montreal, QC – M’Telus 02.07.2024 CA Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole 02.08.2024 US Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 02.09.2024 US Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center 02.10.2024 US New York, NY – Palladium Times Square 02.12.2024 US Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring 02.14.2024 US Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven) 02.15.2024 US Orlando, FL – House Of Blues 02.17.2024 US Austin, TX – Emo’s 02.18.2024 US San Antonio, TX – Aztec 02.19.2024 US Houston, TX – House Of Blues 02.21.2024 US Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre 02.22.2024 US Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater 02.23.2024 US Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater 02.24.2024 US Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
MACHINE HEAD unleashed their incendiary 10th studio album, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN in Autumn of 2022. The band released their latest music video for the track ‘NØ GØDS NØ MASTERS’ directed by Mike Sloat.
Inferno Metal Festival has just announced one of the headliners for the 2024 edition. Norwegian symphonic black metal titans DIMMU BORGIR have been added to the already impressive line-up. Also confirmed recently: MANTAR, ME AND THAT MAN and more!
Dimmu Borgir is one of Norway’s most well known metal bands, transcending genres, and having soldsold millions of albums. They have earned prestigious Norwegian awards such as Spellemannsprisen and Alarmprisen, as well as international honors like Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Award. They have performed with the Kringkastingsorkestret and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at a sold out concert at Oslo Spektrum and headlining Wacken Open Air. Through thick and thin, they have steadfastly stood their ground, unswayed by trends or criticism. Dimmu Borgir is an institution in Norwegian music, delivering classics like ”Progenies of the Great Apocalypse,” ”Mourning Palace,” ”Puritania,” ”Gateways,” ”Dimmu Borgir,” ”Spellbound (by the Devil),” ”Interdimensional Summit,” and many more over nine albums. Dimmu Borgir first graced the Inferno Metal Festival stage in 2002, and it
is always a grand event when they take the stage at Rockefeller. It will be no different when they do so in 2024! The band hasn’t played many gigs in recent years, so this will be a rare opportunity to see them live.
Every year, hundreds of metal fans from all over the world attend the festival and explore Norway’s capital city Oslo. In previous years, the festival has hosted several experiences for metal fans to explore the city’s darkest, but also most beautiful places, as well as offer enthusiasts a glimpse of Norway’s natural beauty, which has inspired many Norwegian artists in the past and still does. Stay tuned for more.
INFERNO OFFICIAL HOTEL: CLARION HOTEL THE HUB
The Inferno family: audience and artists, media and music industry will gather at the official festival hotel Clarion The Hub for happenings, partying and a good night sleep. The Inferno Music Conference will take place at the hotel in the daytime Thursday and Friday. For guests staying at the hotel, it will be Oslo’s best hotel breakfast until 11:00 (you don`t want to miss it) and free access to swimming pool and sauna.
The Hub boasts Oslo’s best location, right in the city centre, next to Oslo Central Station and the Airport Express Train – and only about a five minutes walk from the venues Rockefeller & John Dee, Salt, Kniven, Vaterland, Brewgata and Rock In. No expensive taxi rides! The special Inferno discount price is valid in the period March 24th to April 1st 2024. Extend your stay and experience Oslo!
For more hotel information, check out the website here.
Renowned around the world as one of the greatest and most distinctive heavy metal vocalists of all time, Bruce Dickinson will be releasing a brand new solo album in early 2024 on BMG Records.
Entitled The Mandrake Project it sees him reunited with long-time musical collaborator and producer Roy Z.
The Mandrake Project will be Dickinson’s seventh solo album and his first since Tyranny Of Souls in 2005.
Dickinson explains, “This album has been a very personal journey for me and I am extremely proud of it. Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years, and I am very excited for people to finally hear it. I’m even more excited at the prospect of getting out on the road with this amazing band that we have put together, to be able to bring it to life. We’re planning to play as many shows as we can in as many places as possible, for as many people as we can!
The first live shows to be announced are in Mexico and Brazil in April and May 2024, with further touring plans to be revealed in due course.
In March 2022, Bruce told Consequence about his next solo album: “I’ve been working on it, on and off, since ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. But between lockdowns and albums and MAIDEN tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, ‘Okay, this is what it’s gonna be,’ and get [Bruce‘s longtime collaborator Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez] to put some backing tracks down. And then we can do it. So we’re at the point now where we’ve already got — I don’t know — anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of the material for the album, depend[ing] on what we pick, from things we’ve already got. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit.”
Back in December 2017, Dickinson said that his next solo LP would likely include a reworked version of “If Eternity Should Fail”, the opening track on IRON MAIDEN‘s 2015 disc “The Book Of Souls”. At the time, he said that he had about “half” of his seventh record already written and he also confirmed that “If Eternity Should Fail” was originally penned as a Dickinsonsolo track.
He told Finland’s Kaaos TV that the original plan was for his next solo record to be “a whole concept album, which was gonna be called ‘If Eternity Should Fail’. And ‘If Eternity Should Fail’ was the title track to my new solo album,” he said. “And a bit like [Dickinson‘s 1989 solo song] ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter’[laughs], it got commandeered for IRON MAIDEN. So if I did do another solo album, which I think I will, I might just stick to my original plan and have that as the title track. I mean, I did write it — it was the first track that I wrote for it. So, yeah, I’d probably still include that song. But it would be… the feel would be slightly different — not very much, though — from the MAIDEN version.”
Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project Tour 18 April – Diana Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico 20 April – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico 24 April – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil 25 April – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil 27 April – Opera Hall, Brasilia, Brazil 28 April – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 30 April – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 2 May – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil 4 May – Vibra, Sao Paulo, Brazil