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Lich King – Eurotour 2018

Lich King – Eurotour 2018

03/Jul – Rostock (GER) PWH
05/Jul – Deinze (BEL) Elpee
06/Jul – London (UK) The Dev
08/Jul – Tilburg (HOL) Little Devil
12/Jul – Nantes (FRA) La Ferraileur
14/Jul – Olten (SWI) Coq d’Or
15/Jul – Milan (ITA) The One
18/Jul – Budapest (HUN) Blue Hell
19/Jul – Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Fest
21/Jul – Krakaw (POL) Warsztat
22/Jul – Warsaw (POL) Poglos
25/Jul – Zielona Gora (POL) Wyspa
03/Ago – Stans (SWI) Senkel
04/Ago – Freiburg (GER) Slow Club
05/Ago – Osnabrück (GER) Bastard Club

Special Guests:
Seax + Ravage (3 – 25 July)
Condition Critical + Exit Smashed (21 July – 5 August)

Available dates for UK, Germany, Benelux, France, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia
Booking: duracell@roadmasterbooking.com

+LICH KING (Thrash Metal/USA – Independent) – Unapologetically straight-forward thrash metal in the vein of the 80’s Bay Area bands such as Exodus, Slayer, and Vio-lence. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed full-length albums, each of which feature fast, headbangable riffs in modern stomp anthems and a sometimes comedic yet always violent songwriting sensibility. One of the icons of the genre, touring Europe for the third time.
Listen: https://youtu.be/eb0D0-aMhpY
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/LichKingMetal/

+SEAX (Speed Metal/USA – EBM Records) – Fast, old-school speed metal, from maniacs to maniacs. After releasing 3 acclaimed albums and touring over US, now it’s time for Seax to hit European stages for the first time.
Listen: http://seax.bandcamp.com
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/seaxmetal

+RAVAGE (Heavy Metal/USA – Metal Blade Recs) – Since the mid 90’s Ravage is around spreading their blend between the melodies of Iron Maiden/Helloween with the raw power of thrashers like Testament and Kreator. Currently promoting their latest Album ‘Return of the Spectral Rider’ released in 2017.
Listen: http://ravageswwr.bandcamp.com/
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/RavageTheEarth/

+CONDITION CRITICAL (Thrash Metal/USA – Independent) – Also known by the nickname ‘Demolition Hammer Jr.’ you know what to expect. ‘In your face’ thrash metal, pushed to it’s limits. Touring for the second time in Europe, currently promotion their well sophomore album Extermination Plan.
Listen: https://conditioncriticalnj.bandcamp.com
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/ConditionCriticalNJ

+EXIT SMASHED (Thrash Metal/Germany – Independent) – Guilty for a lot of blasted stages and sneakers in the pit, Exit Smashed established a reputation in and around Hamburg, supporting major acts like Municipal Waste, Flotsam & Jetsam, Dust Bolt and Evil Invaders, among others. After a short but successful tour in 2016, Exit Smashed plans to decimate Europe again, this time promoting their upcoming sophomore Album.
Listen: https://exitsmashed.bandcamp.com/
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/ExitSmashed


ROTTING CHRIST are back in Burgas

 

Greek extremists ROTTING CHRIST are back in Burgas 20 years after their first performance in Bulgaria in the same town (April 18, 1998). On April 21, 2018 they will join the stage in Boycho Branzov Sports Hall.

Local support are THE REVENGE PROJECTVRANI VOLOSATHE OUTER LIMITS and 8 M/S. Special guests are Greek Thrash Metal veterans SPIDER KICKERS.

Tickets are available at TicketPro (if you have any trouble with ticket purchase, please contact with Broken Silence and reserve you ticket for 15 EUR and you will pay it at the door).

 


Glenn Tipton steps away from touring duties due to Parkinson’s disease

Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest fame has taken the decision to step away from his touring duties due to his worsening condition related to Parkinson’s. He insists that he isn’t leaving the band, but instead that his role has, in his own words, “changed”.

The diagnosis was made 10 years ago, but apparently it has caused some major problems recently, which prompted him to make that difficult decision.

In a statement the band claim that Glenn can still play and perform some of the band’s material, but due to the progression of the disease, he won’t be touring as much as he used to.

We also know that his on-stage replacement comes in the form of the producer of their upcoming album Firepower Andy Sneap. The choice was made by Glenn, but that choice isn’t final. Tipton himself doesn’t rule out the possibility of going onstage with his fellow bandmates whenever his condition allows him to.

The Firepower tour begins in March.


Kamelot part ways with drummer Casey Grillo

American power metal band Kamelot has announced that their longtime drummer Casey Grillo has made a decision to leave the band. After a 20-year stint, Casey has decided to pursue other opportunities and focus on his drumhead company.

Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood maintains that Casey and the band have parted ways on good terms.

The replacement for Grillo is 29-year old drum master and instructor Johan “Jo” Nunez.

The new Kamelot album, entitled “The Shadow Theory”, will be released on the 6th of April this year through Napalm Records.


Slayer announce North America tour dates

Yesterday Slayer announced that they’re going to end their musical career. Today they’ve announced the dates for the North American leg of their world tour. The band has also announced the support acts for the tour: Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Testament.

Here are the dates announced so far:

May 10 – San Diego, Calif. @ Valley View Casino Center
May 11 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
May 13 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
May 16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
May 17 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
May 19 – Calgary, AL @ Big Four
May 20 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Centre
May 22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
May 24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
May 25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 27 – Detroit, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 30 – Montreal, PQ @ Place Bell
June 1 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
June 2 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Banks Arts Center
June 4 – Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena
June 6 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 7 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
June 9 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 10 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 12 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ VUHL Amphitheatre
June 14 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 15 – Orlando, Fla. @ Orlando Amphitheatre
June 17 – Houston, Texas @ Smart Financial Center
June 19 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
June 20 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre