Borknagar To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of Their Self-Titled Debut Album In November

Borknagar will be releasing a remastered 25th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album on November 12. The effort will be available as a 2-CD digipak and digitally with 12 bonus tracks and on vinyl with eight bonus tracks.

Here’s the track listing for the digipak:

CD 1:

01. “Vintervredets Sjelesagn” (Remaster 2021)
02. “Tanker mot Tind – Kvelding” (Remaster 2021)
03. Svartskogs Gilde” (Remaster 2021)
04. “Ved Steingard” (Remaster 2021)
05. “Krigsstev” (Remaster 2021)
06. “Dauden” (Remaster 2021)
07. “Grimskalle Trell” (Remaster 2021)
08. “Nord Naagauk” (Remaster 2021)
09. “Fandens Allheim” (Remaster 2021)
10. “Tanker mot Tind – Gryning” (Remaster 2021)

CD 2:

01. “Vintervredets Sjelesagn” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
02. “Svartskogs Gilde” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
03. “Krigsstev” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
04. “Dauden” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
05. “Grimskalle Trell” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
06. “Fandens Allheim” (Live Session at Grieghallen Studios 1995)
07. “Ved Steingard” (Alternate Mix)
08. “Nord Naagauk” (Alternate Mix)
09. “Vintervredets Sjelesagn” (Rehearsal 1994)
10. “Grimskalle Trell” (Rehearsal 1994)
11. “Ved Steingard” (First ever recording 1994)
12. “Vintervredets Sjelesagn” (Alternate Mix)

Øystein G. Brun commented:

“Throughout the years I have received countless requests for a re-release of this album…but because this album represents such a personal and treacherous part of my life, I wanted it to be done with dignity. And here we are: This is the definitive re-release of the debut album of Borknagar.

This release contains a genuine re-master of the debut album, based on the original mix tapes. This has been done with the uttermost care and love by yours sincerely to maintain the original sound and flavour of the album, and solely to improve the listening experience. Working on this re-release has been an emotional ride. While always maintaining a good feeling about the project it has been times of frustration and technical obstacles.

Hours has been spent finding and compiling old pictures, dealing with tapes and equipment that has not been played or used in over 25 years. But now it is done, and I hope you all enjoy and appreciate this release as much as I do.”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce 2021 Tour

Trans-Siberian Orchestra have announced a 2021 U.S. tour. The trek will find the band celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Christmas Eve And Other Stories.”

Tour Dates:

Nov. 17 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center *
Nov. 17 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America ^
Nov. 18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center ^
Nov. 19 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center ^
Nov. 20 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center *
Nov. 20 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena *
Nov. 21 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza *
Nov. 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – World Arena *
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena *
Nov. 24 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena ^
Nov. 26 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena *
Nov. 26 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena ^
Nov. 27 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center *
Nov. 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena *
Nov. 28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun *
Nov. 28 – Portland, OR – Moda Center *
Dec. 01 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena ^
Dec. 01 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center ^
Dec. 02 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank ^
Dec. 02 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center ^
Dec. 03 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center *
Dec. 03 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center *
Dec. 04 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center *
Dec. 04 – Ontario, CA – Toyota Arena *
Dec. 05 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena *
Dec. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center *
Dec. 08 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena ^
Dec. 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena ^
Dec. 09 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum ^
Dec. 09 – Austin, TX – Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center ^
Dec. 10 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours *
Dec. 10 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center *
Dec. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center *
Dec. 11 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines *
Dec. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Gas South Arena *
Dec. 12 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center *
Dec. 15 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena ^
Dec. 15 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC ^
Dec. 16 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena ^
Dec. 16 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena ^
Dec. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo *
Dec. 17 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center ^
Dec. 18 – Belmont, NY – UBS Arena *
Dec. 18 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center *
Dec. 19 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center *
Dec. 19 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena *
Dec. 21 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center ^
Dec. 22 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
Dec. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse *
Dec. 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena *
Dec. 23 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena *
Dec. 26 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena *
Dec. 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum *
Dec. 27 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Arena *
Dec. 28 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena *
Dec. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena *
Dec. 29 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center *
Dec. 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse *
Dec. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center *

* matinee & evening performances
^ evening performance

Whitesnake To Release 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of “Restless Heart” In October

Whitesnake will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of “Restless Heart” on October 29. The effort will be available as a super deluxe 4-CD/DVD set, a 2-CD deluxe edition, a remixed two-LP set, a single remixed CD, and digitally. To promote the release, the band have shared a new video for “You’re So Fine”:

“Restless Heart” Super Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

Disc 1:

“Restless Heart”: 2021 Remix:

01. “Restless Heart”
02. “You’re So Fine”
03. “Can’t Go On”
04. “Crying”
05. “Take Me Back Again”
06. “Anything You Want”
07. “Too Many Tears”
08. “All In The Name Of Love”
09. “Your Precious Love”
10. “Can’t Stop Now”
11. “Woman Trouble Blues”
12. “Stay With Me”
13. “Oi (Theme For An Imaginary Drum Solo)”
14. “Don’t Fade Away”
15. “Can’t Go On (Unzipped)”

Disc 2:

“Restless Heart”: 2021 Remaster:

01. “Don’t Fade Away”
02. “All In The Name Of Love”
03. “Restless Heart”
04. “Too Many Tears”
05. “Crying”
06. “Stay With Me”
07. “Can’t Go On”
08. “You’re So Fine”
09. “Your Precious Love”
10. “Take Me Back Again”
11. “Woman Trouble Blues”
12. “Anything You Want”
13. “Can’t Stop Now”
14. “Too Many Tears ’95 (Live & Drunk in the Studio featuring The Horny B’stards)”

Disc 3:

“Dancing On The Titanic”:

Early Arrangements & Getting Drum Tracks In The Studio:

01. “Restless Heart “
02. “You’re So Fine”
03. “Can’t Go On”
04. “Crying”
05. “Take Me Back Again”
06. “Anything You Want”
07. “Too Many Tears”
08. “All In The Name Of Love”
09. “Your Precious Love (Soul Version)”
10. “You Precious Love”
11. “Can’t Stop Now (Instrumental Version)”
12. “Woman Trouble Blues”
13. “Stay With Me”
14. “Oi (Instrumental)”
15. “Don’t Fade Away”
16. “Snakes Down South (Unreleased Demo)”

Disc 4:

“Restless Heart: Evolutions”:

01. “Restless Heart”
02. “You’re So Fine”
03. “Can’t Go On”
04. “Crying”
05. “Take Me Back Again”
06. “Anything You Want (Red Light Green Light)”
07. “Too Many Tears”
08. “All In The Name Of Love”
09. “Your Precious Love”
10. “Can’t Stop Now”
11. “Woman Trouble Blues”
12. “Stay With Me”
13. “Oi (Instrumental)”
14. “Don’t Fade Away”

Disc 5:

“Restless Heart”: DVD:

  • “All In The Name Of Love” | Fan Video
  • “Anything You Want” | Fan Video
  • “You’re So Fine” | Music Video
  • “Restless Heart” | Fan Video
  • “Too Many Tears” | Music Video
  • “Don’t Fade Away” | Music Video
  • “Can’t Go On” | Acoustic Slideshow
  • “Restless Heart” | Lyric Video

“Starkers Trilogy”:

  • “Too Many Tears”
  • “Can’t Go On”
  • “Don’t Fade Away”

Behind The Scenes:

  • “The Making Of Restless Heart”

Decapitated Announce 25th Anniversary European/UK Tour

Decapitated have announced a 25th anniversary European/UK tour with Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward, and Inferi. Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“25 years in the band… Wow, I would have never ever guessed it would survive that long. But time flies and we are still here as strong as ever, with the new album almost there and an amazing line-up, ready to get out on the road again. This is just the beginning! We are ready to discover, learn and conquer more than before!!! So, let’s celebrate together and let’s have some fun friends!”

Tour Dates:

01/25 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
01/26 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
01/27 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/28 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
01/29 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
01/30 Lyon, FRA – CCO
01/31 Istres, FRA – L’Usine
02/01 Barcelona, SPA – Bodeva
02/02 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/03 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
02/04 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/05 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
02/07 Southampton, UK – The Loft
02/08 Bristol, UK – Trinity
02/09 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/10 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/11 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
02/12 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
02/13 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand
02/14 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/16 Brighton, UK – Chalk
02/17 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/18 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/19 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/20 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez heinz
02/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/22 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/23 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
02/24 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/25 Berlin, GER – Hole44
02/26 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
02/27 Dresden, GER – Puschkin

Stabbing Westward Announce “Wither Blister Burn & Peel” 25th Anniversary Tour

Stabbing Westward will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Wither Blister Burn & Peel“ on their upcoming tour. Here’s the dates:

09/24 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/25 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
09/26 Chicago, IL – Cold Waves Festival
10/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill (with Eyes Set To Kill, The Funeral Portrait, and The Clay People)
10/23 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (with Eyes Set To Kill, The Funeral Portrait, and The Clay People)
10/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar (with Eyes Set To Kill, The Funeral Portrait, and The Clay People)

Michael Amott Reflects On The 25th Anniversary Of Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and Michael Amott has shared some thoughts on the milestone. You can read what he had to say below. Notably, the guitarist also confirmed that the band have “a new album on the way.”

Amott said the following:

“I must admit that it feels somewhat surreal that the year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Arch Enemy.

I never imagined that we would reach a point in our career where we’d be looking back on two and a half decades of creating music, releasing albums and playing live shows all over the planet! It’s been an awesome experience, to say the least. As a group, we have been fortunate enough to achieve some incredible highs and accomplishments, but we have also lived through difficult times and lows. This is life, peaks and valleys… I have to say, whatever adversities we faced – we’ve always come through it all stronger than before. Overall, it’s been a great journey and one that I am extremely proud of. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented us from doing any elaborate grand celebrations of the 25th anniversary, but we are doing some special merchandise and some other cool things – so keep your eyes peeled for that.”

A lot of my memories about the earliest days of Arch Enemy are connected to Japan. The first trilogy of albums, Black Earth (1996), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999) were all released first in Japan and we toured there on all those three albums. Before much of the rest of the world really cared about us, we had gained a fantastic Japanese fan base that has supported us throughout the years – to this day. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!”

With the release of our fourth album Wages Of Sin in the early 2000’s, we famously changed singer, a dramatic change from the classic Swedish Death Metal voice of original singer Johan Liiva to Angela Gossow – an unknown female German vocalist. A new concept at the time, and a bit of a gamble… I remember not being sure how the fans would react to the big change in the band. The new music we had written and recorded was also in a more straightforward style and the overall sound was a somewhat new direction for us. I needn’t have worried, the “Wages of Sin” album was received very warmly by the fans in Japan, quickly becoming our biggest selling album there. But maybe more importantly, it finally broke the band into the international Metal arena in a big way. We found ourselves embarking on a rigorous touring schedule in Europe, USA and beyond. We had arrived!”

One thing Arch Enemy always did was tour a lot, we strongly believed in building the band by proving ourselves on the live stage, city by city, country by country…one show at a time. We really loved performing the concerts and the touring lifestyle – we still do.”

Arch Enemy is always pushing to play new uncharted territory – we have on many occasions been the first Metal band to perform in a city or even country, which is always a huge thrill. Alongside building our own fan base on our countless headline tours and festival appearances, we also received fantastic opportunities with some of our early influences such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Slayer. They all brought us out as special guest on their tours, introducing us to their audience – for that we will always be thankful to them.”

In 2014 we released the War Eternal album and introduced our new singer Alissa White-Gluz to the world, kicking off a new exciting chapter in the evolution of the band. We hit the road harder than ever before, eager to show the world what the band could do with the new lineup. In the seven years that have passed since then, the band has grown far beyond my wildest dreams. Arch Enemy’s music continues to connect with new fans every day – it’s hugely inspiring and keeps us pushing forward.”

On a personal note, Arch Enemy has been my band, my passion as well as my work for half of my life now and I can’t really imagine what I would do if this band had not come to be all those years ago. I am eternally grateful to all the people that have helped us along the way in some way, shape or form… My dear band members/friends, all the people in the music business and underground Metal scene that believed in us, producers and engineers for making us sound great, our tireless road crew and all the ex-members of course. Most importantly, the incredibly loyal fans that we have, whom I’ll never be able to thank all in person. I can only promise that Arch Enemy will keep on making music (Yes, there is a new album on the way!) …and of course we will be out there playing live shows as we embark on what will be our biggest tour ever! I am very positive about the future. Here’s to hopefully another 25 years! See you in the pit! Metal is forever!”

Pantera’s Phil Anselmo Reflects On The 25th Anniversary Of “The Great Southern Trendkill” In New Video

Revolver have shared a new video in which Pantera’s Phil Anselmo reflects on the 25th anniversary of “The Great Southern Trendkill.” You can watch that clip below:

Stone Temple Pilots To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop”

Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they will be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of “Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop” on July 23. The effort has been remastered and it will be available as a standard edition, a deluxe edition, and a super deluxe edition. Pre-orders can be found HERE and an alternate version of “Big Bang Baby” can be streamed below:

Here’s the track listing for the super deluxe edition:

Disc One: Original Album 2021 Remaster:

01. “Press Play”
02. “Pop’s Love Suicide”
03. “Tumble In The Rough”
04. “Big Bang Baby”
05. “Lady Picture Show”
06. “And So I Know”
07. “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart”
08. “Art School Girl”
09. “Adhesive”
10. “Ride The Cliché”
11. “Daisy”
12. “Seven Caged Tigers”

Disc Two: Early Versions, Instrumentals, & Alternate Mixes:

01. “Press Play” (full-length version) (previously unreleased)
02. “Pop’s Love Suicide” (early version) (previously unreleased)
03. “Tumble In The Rough” (early version) (previously unreleased)
04. “Big Bang Baby” (early version) (previously unreleased)
05. “Lady Picture Show” (early version) (previously unreleased)
06. “And So I Know” (early version) (previously unreleased)
07. “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart” (early version) (previously unreleased)
08. “5 Or 4 Times (Art School Girl)” (early version) (previously unreleased)
09. “Adhesive” (instrumental) (previously unreleased)
10. “Ride The Cliché” (instrumental) (previously unreleased)
11. “Seven Caged Tigers” (early version) (previously unreleased)
12. “Big Bang Baby” (alternate version) (previously unreleased)
13. “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart” (percussion mix) (previously unreleased)
14. “Art School Girl” (jaw harp version) (previously unreleased)
15. “Kretz’s Acoustic Song” (previously unreleased)

Disc Three: “MTV Spring Break” Live at Club La Vela, Panama City Beach, FL (3/14/97):

01. “Crackerman” (previously unreleased)
02. “Meatplow” (previously unreleased)
03. “Tumble In The Rough” (previously unreleased)
04. “Vasoline” (previously unreleased)
05. “Wicked Garden” (previously unreleased)
06. “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart” (previously unreleased)
07. “Plush” (previously unreleased)
08. “Big Empty” (previously unreleased)
09. “Interstate Love Song” (previously unreleased)
10. “Lady Picture Show” (previously unreleased)
11. “Unglued” (previously unreleased)
12. “Big Bang Baby” (previously unreleased)
13. “Dead & Bloated” (previously unreleased)
14. “Sex Type Thing” (previously unreleased)

“Big Bang Baby” 7-inch:

Side A:

“Big Bang Baby”

Side B:


Danko Jones Announces 25th Anniversary Livestream Shows

Danko Jones has booked two virtual 25th anniversary shows at Bridgeworks in Hamilton, Ontario. The first one will stream live on March 12 at 8PM EST/5PM PST for North American fans, while the second one will stream live on March 13 at 8PM CET for European fans. North American tickets are available HERE and European tickets are available HERE. Jones commented:

“2021 is the 25th anniversary of our band. 25 years of non-stop performing, touring and recording. To celebrate our silver jubilee, we are holding our first ever livestreams and we may even be premiering some new material… This has been the longest break in the history of our band so without a doubt, these livestreams will be like letting wild animals out of cages. Are you ready? We’re goddamn ready.”

Samael To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of “Passage” On European Tour

Samael will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Passage” by performing it in full on a fall European tour. Diabolical will open.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
09/30 Brno, CZE – Melodka
10/01 Berlin, GER – ORWO Haus
10/02 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
10/03 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/04 Esh-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/05 München, GER – Backstage
10/06 Regensburg, GER – Eventhall Airport
10/07 San Dona Di Piave, ITA – Revolver
10/08 Villeurbanne-Lyon, FRA – CCO
10/09 Wetzikon, SWI – Hall of Fame
10/10 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/11 Nantes, FRA – Warehouse
10/12 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/13 Essen, GER – Turock
10/14 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/15 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
10/16 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat