Kvelertak Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Kvelertak have postponed their European/UK tour with Planet Of Zeus, Blood Command, and Astrosaur due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in early 2022.

Tour Dates:

01/13 Kongsberg, NOR – Musikkhuset Energimolla
01/14 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
01/15 Moss, NOR – Verket Scene
01/19 Porsgrunn, NOR – Sort & Blak Scene
01/20 Skien, NOR – Parkbiografen
01/21 Horten, NOR – Artilleriverkstedet
01/22 Kristiansand, NOR – Kick Nattklubb & Scene
01/27 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum
01/28 Oslo, NOR – Sentralen
01/29 Hamar, NOR – Festiviteten Bar
02/02 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet
02/03 Giske, NOR – Terminalen Byscene
02/04 Trondheim, NOR – Studentersamfundet
02/05 Trondheim, NOR – Studentersamfundet
02/08 Prague, CZE – Meetfactory
02/10 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 Konzertfabrik
02/12 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Kultuezentrum Schlachthof
02/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/16 Antwerpen, BEL – Muziekcentrum Trix
02/18 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/19 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
02/20 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/22 Paris, FRA – FVTVR
02/23 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
02/25 Madrid, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/27 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
03/01 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
03/02 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
03/03 Bochum, GER – Matrix
03/05 Aarhus, DEN – Fonden Voxhall
03/07 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
03/08 Malmo, SWE – KB
03/09 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
03/11 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
03/12 Tampere, FIN – Ravintola Klubi
03/13 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko
03/16 Bodo, NOR – Sinus
03/17 Tromso, NOR – Studenthouse Driv
03/18 Fredrikstad, NOR – City Scene
03/19 Vadso, NOR – Kooperativet Kulturescene

Kvelertak commented:

“Hello all! Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic situation, whilst every effort was made to keep our tour in 2021…we will sadly have to move it to 2022. You our fans, the venue staff and our crews safety are the MOST important thing to us. BUT, please join us on our headline tour in 2022 on these new dates. The music will play on!!! 🦉 🤘”

Kvelertak Announce European/UK Tour

Kvelertak have announced an early 2021 European/UK tour. Planet Of Zeus, Blood Command, and Astrosaur will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/03 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet
02/04 Alsesund, NOR – Alesun Passenger Terminal
02/05 Trondheim, NOR – Stutendersamfundet
02/06 Trondheim, NOR – Stutendersamfundet
02/10 Bodo, NOR – Sinus
02/11 Tromso, NOR – Studenthouse Driv
02/12 Alta, NOR – Student House CITY
02/13 Vadso, NOR – Kooperativet Kulturescene
02/18 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/19 Elverum, NOR – Central Scene
02/20 Hamar, NOR – Festiviteten Bar & Scene
02/24 Porsgrunn, NOR – Sort Og Blac Scene
02/25 Skien, NOR – Parkbiografen
02/26 Horten, NOR – Artilleriverkstedet
02/27 Kristiansand, NOR – KICK Nattklubb
03/04 Kongsberg, NOR – Musikkhuset Energimolla
03/05 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
03/06 Moss, NOR – Verket Scene
03/10 Prague, CZE – Meetfactory
03/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
03/12 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/13 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
03/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturzentrum
03/15 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/17 Antwerp, BEL – TBA
03/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/20 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
03/21 Bristol, UK – SWX
03/23 Paris, FRA – FVTVR
03/24 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
03/26 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
03/27 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz Salas 2 &3
03/28 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
03/30 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
03/31 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
04/01 Bochum, GER – Matrix
04/03 Aarhus, DEN – Fonden Voxhall
04/10 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
04/11 Malmo, SWE – KB
04/12 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
04/14 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
04/15 Tampere, FIN – Klubi 57
04/16 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko Park

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Ihsahn Announces European Tour With Ne Obliviscaris & Astrosaur

Ihsahn has announced a headlining European tour. Ne Obliviscaris and Astrosaur will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
10/30 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
10/31 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/01 Cologne, GER – Luxor
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnation
11/04 Eindhoven, NET – The Progressive Alliance
11/05 Paris, FRA – La Machine
11/06 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/07 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
11/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/10 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
11/11 Budapest, HUN – A38

Leprous To Release New Album “Malina” In August

Leprous have announced that their new album “Malina” will be released on August 25. Check out the cover art below:

Einar Solberg said the following:

“This album is the perfect example of how you can start with a vision and end up with a result that has nothing to do with the original idea. The writing of the album started out with the idea to perfect the sound and working method we began with on ‘The Congregation‘. While the writing process was actually pretty similar (30 sketches, elimination process etc etc) we gradually started noticing stuff with the sound and the songwriting on the previous album that we wanted to sound different. Gradually we realized what needed to be done. This album needs to sound more alive, more organic and more dynamic.”

“David immediately understood where we wanted to go. We spent probably 4 times as many days in the studio as with any other recording we’ve done, for we’ve come to learn that if you want to sound unique that is primarily done during recordings, not the mix. We wanted it to sound like it sounded. We did not want to ‘digitalize’ the sound.”

“We feel with ‘Malina‘ that we’ve managed to achieve a natural sounding organic album with great songs that still sounds modern. Organic doesn’t necessarily equal ‘retro’. While we still very much sound like Leprous, I believe that with this album we more accurately define as a rock band than a metal band. We’re insanely proud of this album, and can’t wait to share it with you all.”

In other news, the band have also announced a European tour with Agent Fresco, AlithiA, and Astrosaur:

10/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/29 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/30 Cologne, GER – Luxor
10/31 Esh, LUX – Rockhal
11/01 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
11/02 London, UK – The Dome
11/03 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
11/04 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/05 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
11/06 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
11/07 Nantes, FRA – Barakason
11/08 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher Palmer
11/11 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
11/12 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
11/13 Milan, ITA – Magnolia
11/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
11/15 Winterthur, SWI – Salzhaus
11/16 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
11/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
11/18 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
11/20 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
11/21 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/22 Berlin, GER – Musk & Freiden