Grave Digger Premiere Video For New Song “Thousand Tears” Feat. Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo

Grave Digger have premiered a new video for their new song “Thousand Tears.” This track features Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo and it will appear on the band’s new album “Fields Of Blood” (out May 29).

Chris Boltendahl commented:

“With ‘Thousand Tears’, we pay homage to the unforgettable Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart… Noora from Battle Beast gives Queen Mary an incredible, warm and fragile atmosphere through her voice which at the end of the song turns into pure anger and despair. We couldn’t have found a better voice for this song. We are proud to present ‘Thousand Tears’ featuring Noora Louhimo. One of the best ballads Grave Digger has ever written, maybe the best of our entire career.”

Louhimo added:

“It’s an honor to do a collaboration with the legendary Grave Digger and I’m very intrigued by the Scottish-themed songs they’ve done. Now I will also be part of their historical song ‘Thousand Tears’ as the voice of Queen Mary. I hope all listeners can hear the big emotions and get a little glimpse of her story as one of most powerful women that lived in her time.”

HammerFall Premiere New Video For “Second To One” Featuring Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo

HammerFall have premiered a new video for their new version of “Second To One” featuring Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo. The original track is from the band’s latest album “Dominion.”

Oscar Dronjak said the following:

“It all started with Joacim [Cans] suggesting we should try to write a song together with our longtime producer James Michael. We went over to Los Angeles for a weekend, not knowing what to expect. Within the first 30 minutes, I played an idea I had for James. He immediately responded with some chords and melodies, and we took it from there. Together, we wrote the music in just a couple of hours and met the next day to just finalize all the details. That’s how fast it can go sometimes when you get a feeling for something and the snowball just starts rolling, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. The ‘hit-or-miss’ weekend in this case definitely turned out as a hit.”

Cans added:

“Already during the writing process, I had the feeling this song would be perfect as a duet — a sort of modern ‘Ozzy and Lita Ford.’ I have had my eye on Battle Beast and Noora Louhimo for quite some time and was blown away by her vocal skills and stage presence. I had a feeling our voices would be a perfect match. When we decided to make the duet idea reality, I just picked up the phone and called Noora who instantly said, ‘Hell yeah!’ Working with Noora was nothing but awesome and we bonded the second we met. Not only is she an extremely talented vocalist, she is also a fantastic human being. The great connection between Noora and I really shows in the video clip for the song.”

Louhimo also commented:

“I was contacted by Joacim and asked if I wanted to do a duet with him on ‘Second To One’. My first thought was ‘what an honor’ and that I needed to listen to this song to make my final decision. Once I heard it, I knew it was going to be something special and agreed on the collaboration. I flew to Gothenburg for the sessions and even though I hadn’t met Joacim or the others from HammerFall before, it felt very natural and easy to work with them. I also agree with Joacim that we hit it off right away and you can see that in the music video how comfortable things were between us. I am so excited to be part of this and to go on tour with them with Battle Beast in the end of January.”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

Amaranthe Announce 2020 North American Tour With Battle Beast & Seven Spires

Amaranthe have announced a 2020 North American tour. Battle Beast and Seven Spires will open.

Tour Dates:

08/20 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
08/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (MA)
08/22 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
08/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/25 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
08/26 Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
08/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/28 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
08/29 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
08/30 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
09/01 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
09/02 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
09/03 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
09/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/05 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/06 Regina, SK – The Exchange
09/08 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/09 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/11 Vancouver, BC – The Venue
09/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/14 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/15 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
09/16 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
09/18 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/19 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar and Billiards
09/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
09/21 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/23 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/24 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
09/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
09/29 Racine, WI – Rt 20
09/30 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
10/01 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/02 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live

Hevisaurus Recruit Megadeth, Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Battle Beast, Etc. Members For New Song “100”

Finnish dinosaur heavy metal band, Hevisaurus have premiered a new video for their new song “100.” This track serves as the group’s 100th song and it features tons of guests including: Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Daniel Freyberg (Children Of Bodom), Markus Vanhala (Omnium Gatherum, Insomnium), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Anton Kabanen (Beast In Black), etc. “100” is from the band’s new album “Bändikouluun!,” which is expected to be released on October 25.

Cyhra & Brymir Added To Battle Beast’s European/UK Tour

Battle Beast have revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming European/UK tour. Cyhra will join the band on most dates, while Brymir will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/15 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken (with Brymir)
11/16 Malmö, SWE – Kulturbolaget (no Cyhra)
11/17 Kiel, GER – Orange Club (with Brymir)
11/19 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal (with Brymir)
11/21 Braunschweig, GER – Westand (with Brymir)
11/22 Bremen, GER – Aladin Music Hall (with Brymir)
11/23 Herford, GER – X (with Brymir)
11/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/25 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
11/27 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
11/28 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Slay
11/30 London, UK – ULU Live
12/01 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
12/03 Wörgl, AUT – Komma
12/04 Ravensburg, GER – OberschwabenKlub
12/06 Geiselwind, GER – Christmas Bash
12/07 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting (no Cyhra)
12/08 Augsburg, GER – Kantine
12/09 Jena, GER – F-Haus
12/11 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
12/12 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
12/13 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Knock Out Festival (no Cyhra)