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DELAIN special guest on SABATON European Tour 2015

After the successful release of “The Human Contradiction” in April and a grand tour with Within Temptation throughout Europe, DELAIN were able to convince completely fans and critics with their great live show, Charlotte’s power voice and bombastic symphonic metal anthems. Now the sympathetic Dutch are confirmed as special guest of the SABATON European tour in spring 2015!

From early January to mid-February the SABATON EUROPE TOUR  stops in Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Hungary and Italy, to name only a few stations. As support of SABATON the Finns BATTLE BEAST will rock all cities next to DELAIN.

Thus, the tour is all about the young, successful Heavy Metal – who thought the style of music had nothing more to offer since the late 90′s, will be convinced on this tour tremendously to the contrary.

Also, the summer festival season is still running hot on DELAIN festival shows at the Leyendas Del Rock Festival in Spain and Summer Breeze and Rommelrock in Belgium are fixed in the calendar. In addition, DELAIN have just announced a UK HEADLINER TOUR  in fall 2014 for their English fans.

So it definitely shouldn’t be a problem to see DELAIN LIVE! Check out the tour dates near you!

10569130_790017284352385_1200922265_nEuropean Tour with SABATON:

09.01.2015 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
10.01.2015 DE – Geiselwind, Event Hall
11.01.2015 NL – Tilburg, O13
12.01.2015 UK – London, HMV Forum
14.01.2015 FR – Paris, Bataclan
15.01.2015 CH – Pratteln, Z7
16.01.2015 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
17.01.2015 DE – Langen, Stadthalle
19.01.2015 DE – Berlin, Huxley’s
25.01.2015 HU – Budapest, Petofi Hall
27.01.2015 RO – Bucharest, Turbohalle
28.01.2015 BG – Sofia, Hall Universiada
30.01.2015 GR – Athens, Fuzz Live Club
31.01.2015 GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
03.02.2015 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
04.02.2015 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
06.02.2015 AT – Vienna, Gasometer
07.02.2015 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
08.02.2015 CZ – Zlin, Hala Euronics Novesta
09.02.2015 SK – Bratislava, Refinery Gallery
11.02.2015 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
13.02.2015 BE – Antwerpen, Lotto Arena
14.02.2015 DE – Hamburg, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
15.02.2015 NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg

XANDRIA ON TOUR IN MAY

10009491_725451134142334_1660542535_nXANDRIA will be on tour in May. Just in time for the release of their new album “Sacrificium”, the band is going to hit the road to present new songs live!

Get your tickets at Eventim.

 

XANDRIA reveal new album title and cover artwork; new live dates

534_Xandria_CMYKGerman symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their sixth album, “Sacrificium”, on May 2 (other dates for specific countries will be announced soon). According to the band, the follow-up to 2012′s “Neverworld’s End” will continue the musical journey and direction of the last CD but will bring in even more of everything people liked about “Neverworld’s End”.

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XANDRIA announce new singer

xandria_1Breaking news from Germany’s top symphonic metal band XANDRIA: the five piece is presenting astonishing Dutch talent Dianne van Giersbergen as its new singer.

Handsome van Giersbergen, equipped with a fantastic vocal range, will replace leaving Manuela Kraller, who decided to follow other musical challenges after three successful years with the band.

Manuela thanks all fans and Xandria in a personal statement: “After three years with the boys in Xandria, I decided to follow a different path and go my own musical way.” The sympathethic Bavarian singer leaves with regret but also full of gratitude, thanking band and fans for the time they had together and being grateful for the “wonderful moments in mutual tours and shows”. Manuela is “wishing Dianne and band all the very best for the future!”.

The Dutch / German quintet just hit the studio recording the band’s sixth studio album, the successor to critically acclaimed symphonic metal jewel “Neverworld’s End”. The record in progress will already feature Dianne van Giersbergen’s extraordinary voice and talent.

As much as the band does regret the departure of Manuela after three “phenomenal” years, everyone is very much looking forward to continue the chosen path with 28year old van Giersbergen, who also sings with Dutch progressive metal outfit Ex Libris and who will debut on stage with the band late November on a Spanish tour. The new Dutch member adds to this: “Thinking of all the beautiful things I am yet to do, people I am yet to meet and memories that are yet to be made brings a smile to my face! I am looking forward to this adventure and would love to take you all along with me.”

Fans had a last chance seeing Manuela Kraller performing with XANDRIA this past weekend in Leipzig (Germany) and Pratteln (Switzerland), where Manu’s grand finale with the band was held at the “Masters of Symphonic Metal” Festival at Z7.

The band’s upcoming album is yet to be titled. Its release date tentatively is scheduled for the first quarter in 2014. XANDRIA assures to continue the musical journey and direction taken with 2012 album “Neverworld’s End”, but also promises the new album and Dianne’s talent will bring in even more of everything “people liked especially in this last album”.

XANDRIA to record new studio album

German symphonic metal heads Xandria just hit studio this past week to start recording the long awaited successor of their critically acclaimed genre jewel “Neverworld’s End”.

The yet to be titled new album is going to be the sixth studio album in the band’s career. The production is a collaboration with Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Star One, ReVamp, etc.) and Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Epica, Avantasia and many more), joining forces with band’s main composer Marco Heubaum, mutually responsible for the upcoming work.

The release date of the longplayer is yet to be announced, supposedly sometime in the first quarter of 2014.

SKÁLMÖLD joins FINNTROLL and TÝR on European Tour

Blodsvept Over Europe Tour 2013We are proud to announce that Icelandic viking warriors Skálmöld will join Finntroll and Týr on European tour this fall.  Check out all dates for “Blodsvept Over Europe Tour 2013″ here.

DELAIN supporting WITHIN TEMPTATION in January & February 2014

Dutch Symphonic metal masters DELAIN are confirmed as support act for the first dates of the upcoming WITHIN TEMPTATION tour, early 2014. The band will be opening up for WITHIN TEMPTATION at their shows in France, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium in January and February of 2014.

Fronted by the fiery-tressed Charlotte Wessels, Delain is the brainchild of ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt. Originally conceived by Westerholt as an all-star studio project, the success of the debut album “Lucidity” tipped his hand and Delain evolved into a full blown band with a large fanbase all over the world. Being awarded the prestigious Essent music award, and winning the representative place of the Netherlands in the MTV New Sounds of Europe Awards, the band soon found themselves on tour through out Europe, USA, Mexico, and Brazil, including festival performances at Wacken Open Air, Sonisphere, Lowlands, Graspop, M’era Luna, ProgPower

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Delain are scheduled to release a brand-new masterpiece in January/February 2014 through Napalm Records. In the meantime the band will release the special fan CD+DVD album “Interlude” on May 6, 2013. “Interlude” contains new songs, covers, live tracks and a free bonus DVD including live tracks from MFVF 2012, videos & specials.

See below the dates (for 2014):

16.01.2014 – Radiant, Lyon (FR)
17.01.2014 – Zenith, Paris (FR)
20.01.2014 – Bikini, Toulouse (FR)
21.01.2014 – Zenith, Nantes (FR)
22.01.2014 – L’Aéronef, Lille (FR)
24.01.2014 – Academy, Birmingham (UK)
25.01.2014 – Wembley Arena, London (UK)
27.01.2014 – Apollo, Manchester (UK)
28.01.2014 – Academy, Glasgow (UK)
29.01.2014 – Academy, Newcastle (UK)
01.02.2014 – Columbiahalle, Berlin (DE)
02.02.2014 – Sporthalle, Hamburg (DE)
03.02.2014 – Palladium, Köln (DE)
05.02.2014 – Arena, Ludwigsburg (DE)
06.02.2014 – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (DE)
07.02.2014 – Tonhalle, München (DE)
11.02.2014 – Lotto Arena, Antwerp (BE)
14.02.2014 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam (NL)

DELAIN joins Napalm Events

We are honoured to announce that Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have joined Napalm Events’ roster.

Fronted by the fiery-tressed Charlotte Wessels, Delain is the brainchild of ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt. Originally conceived by Westerholt as an all-star studio project, the success of the debut album “Lucidity” tipped his hand and Delain evolved into a full blown band with a large fanbase all over the world. Being awarded the prestigious Essent music award, and winning the representative place of the Netherlands in the MTV New Sounds of Europe Awards, the band soon found themselves on tour through out Europe, USA, Mexico, and Brazil, including festival performances at Wacken Open Air, Sonisphere, Lowlands, Graspop, M’era Luna, ProgPower USA, and Hellfest.

The special fan CD+DVD “Interlude” will be released on 6th May via Napalm Records.

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MÅNEGARM REVEAL ALBUM COVER AND TRACKLIST

After nearly 20 years of rocknroll and seven released albums, Månegarm are back with their brand new effort “Legions of the North”.

“Legions of the North” is an album full of hard hitting melodies and ear catching refrains, all spiced with the special Månegarm flavor and served to you all in the best way. We’re very proud to present this new album and we really hope that you will enjoy it. The Wolf is back…Prepare for war!!”
Markus Andé (MÅNEGARM)

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1. Arise
2. Legions of the North
3. Eternity awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor hjälpe
7. Wake the gods – Bonus track
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes from the past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in fire
13. Raadh

LEGIONS OF THE NORTH TOUR – Månegarm for the first time in Spain

LEGIONS_OF_THE_NORTH_poster_previewSwedish viking warriors Månegarm have confirmed 3 shows in Spain. This will be their first appearance in Spain ever!

10.05.2013 – Sala Ritmo y Compás, Madrid (ES)
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11.05.2013 – Explosivo Club, Zaragoza (ES)
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12.05.2013 – BeGood Club, Barcelona (ES)
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Tickets for all shows can be purchased at www.metaltripshop.com

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