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[video] TESSERACT – Odyssey/Scala (full set)

Recorded live over 42 nights during the autumn of 2014 throughout Europe and Russia on the Altered State World Tour, “Odyssey/Scala” welcomes back vocalist, Daniel Tompkins and marks TESSERACT‘s first live audio/video concert release.

Watch the full set below:

BLASTFEST 2016 will celebrate the Norwegian Metal Scene

As it happens with most festivals around nowadays, just a couple of weeks after this year’s edition took place, BLASTFEST next year’s line-up is already taking shape! The third edition of the Bergen festival is gearing up to be a true celebration of Norwegian Metal, with the first confirmed bands being the reunited RED HARVEST and GREEN CARNATION, prog-master IHSAHN, ANCIENT feat. NICK BARKER, IN THE WOODS, FUNERAL, KHOLD, BLOOD TSUNAMI feat. FAUST (Emperor), VIRUS, MANES, TRISTANIA and the first headliner, GORGOROTH. Another fresh name on this line-up is ABBATH.

BLASTFEST 2016 will celebrate the Norwegian Metal Scene

Want to play at MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL in Romania?

Want to play at MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL in Romania

MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL is an annual metal fest that takes place around October, in Romania, and after two already successful editions, the 2015 line-up already has 2 headliners confirmed: EPICA and ANNIHILATOR!

This year the event will be extended to 4 days, between October 15th and 18th, with the first and last days hosting club gigs, while the middle days will take place in the new venue, Arenele Romane.

Meanwhile, if you think your band could rock the stage at MAXIMUM ROCK, get in touch with them at and maybe you’ll get your chance.

TOMBS & BLACK ANVIL announce co-headlining European tour

TOMBS and BLACK ANVIL are teaming up to go on the road for a co-headlining European tour this next April. The tour will off on April 9th in Berlin and will end on April 26th in Dresden. Included in this two week tour, theu’ve scheduled a stop at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg (Netherlands).

Check ou the full list of dates below:

April 09 Berlin, DE Casiopeia
April 10 Kassel, DE K19
April 11 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn Festival
April 12 Manchester, UK Roadhouse
April 13 Glasgow, UK Audio
April 14 Bristol, UK The Fleece
April 15 London, UK Boston Music Room
April 16 Antwerpen, BE Kavka
April 18 Paris, FR Doomed Gatherings
April 20 Munich, DE Feierwerk
April 21 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
April 22 Prague, CZ 007
April 23 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
April 24 Vienna, AU Viper Room
April 25 Winterthur, CH Gaswerk
April 26 Dresden, DE Chemiefabrik

TOMBS & BLACK ANVIL announce co-headlining European tour


They’re on the road, the ensemble composed of AMON AMARTH, SAVAGE MESSIAH and HUNTRESS have begun their European Tour last Thursday, in Lille (France), and should keep on going until February 15, when they’ll hit France again, this time playing Strasbourg!

This tour also has a couple of dates in our home country, Portugal, also in February, so be sure to keep the 10th available to catch them at Paradise Garage (Lisbon) and the 11th, for a trip up north at Hard Club (Porto)!


Here is the rest of the touring schedule:

Jan. 15 – Lille, France – Le Splendid
Jan. 16 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Jan. 17 – Plymouth, UK – The Hub
Jan. 18 – Bristol, UK – Thelka
Jan. 19 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Jan. 21 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Jan. 22 – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
Jan. 23 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jan. 24 – Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
Jan. 25 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Jan. 27 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
Jan. 28 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
Jan. 29 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle University
Jan. 30 – Leamington, UK – The Assembly
Jan. 31 – Southampton, UK – 1865
Feb. 02 – Rouen, France – Le Cargo
Feb. 03 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
Feb. 04 – Nancy, France – L’autre Canal
Feb. 05 – Nimes, France – La Paloma
Feb. 06 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Feb. 07 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz
Feb. 08 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Feb. 10 – Lisbon, Portugal – Paradise Garage
Feb. 11 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Feb. 12 – Santiago, Spain – Captol
Feb. 14 – Clermont-Ferrand, France – La Cooperative de Mai
Feb. 15 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie

GOBLIN performing the soundtrack to “Profondo Rosso” in the UK

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Dario Argento’s classic cult movie “Profondo Rosso”, Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN will be playing their original score live to a screening of the film for the first time in the UK, next 21st February!

Here’s a little release on this event:

Goblin’s scores, once heard are never quite forgotten. “Profondo Rosso” is no exception, characterized by its synth heavy sound and chilling central theme. Along with “Suspiria”, “Profondo Rosso” is perhaps Argento’s most celebrated film and a total classic of the giallo horror subgenre and in its own right.”

GOBLIN performing the soundtrack to “Profondo Rosso” in the UK

Originally inspired by bands like King Crimson and prog-era Genesis, Goblin’s unique sound is instantly recognizable and has earned them a cult status all of their own. Having been dissatisfied with the original soundtrack, Argento called local band Cherry Five in at short notice. They renamed themselves Goblin and, legend has it, wrote the new soundtrack in one night.

SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST 2015: first names for the 18th edition are coming out of the woodwork


SWR Barroselas Metalfest will celebrate their 18th birthday in 2015 and they’re working on building a line-up that that can match such an important coming of age! The first confirmed bands have already been announced and they’re quite the crowd pleasers:


There’s been quite a rumble with the recent split, but this one of the bands that spearheaded the Death Metal movement back in the nineties, taking the metal world by storm with their first try, the brilliant “Left Hand Path”, considered by many one of the greatest classics of the genre! Over the years different influences were incorporated into their music, culminating in a very own sound that would later be dubbed Death’n’Roll.


At a time when all eyes turned to Norway, on the opposite side of Scandinavia some of the most sadistic black, dirty and fast metal in living memory was being crafted. Pitch dark, but with noticeable traces of punk and grindcore, Impaled Nazarene are credited, along with Beherit and Archgoat, as the main drivers of Finnish Black Metal, whose ramifications extend to the present day.


An album was enough for Minsk to catch the attention of the most discerning eye. Their fusion of Doom and Sludge, sprinkled with more atmospheric elements and voices from the deep, promptly catapulted them to the top tier and their second album, “The Ritual Fires of Abandonment”, cemented their image as one of the most dense and intriguing bands around.


Zatokrev, the band formed in Switzerland back in 2002 and one of the foremost exponents of European Doom and Sludge, are back to our country after a very successful stint at SWR X and Amplifest! Their self-titled 2004 album caused a sensation, but it was with “Bury the Ashes”, ​​in 2006, that they truly demonstrated their potential to stifle and crush. The Swiss quartet is back to Barroselas after the release of “The Bat, The Wheel and the Long Road to Nowhere”.


When they appeared in 2009, they were the great classic metal newcomers in Portugal. Their debut album, released by Stormspell Records in 2011, put them on the map of the Heavy Metal world and in 2012 they won access to the Wacken Open Air stage! Now, after changing their frontman and turning from Portuguese to English singing, they take the main stage at SWR Barroselas Metalfest XVIII.


This next band is not unknown to the Barroselas audience, as they already played there in the 2009 and 2011 editions, but this time Equaleft comes with their debut album, “Adapt & Survive”, released in 2014 by Raising Legend Records.