Beast In Black Premiere “Hardcore” Video

Beast In Black have premiered an age-restricted video for their song “Hardcore.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Dark Connection.” Anton Kabanen commented:

“Welcome to the next century. Dark connections and prohibited pleasures is the name of this ultimate game, a reality within reality. Some things are just too irresistible not to taste, even when it’s your own life that is at stake. Time to reveal the naked truth and face the judgment. What you’re about to witness is the result of an unapologetic and unforgiving vision inspired by the mind-bending works of Hajime Sorayama and raw cyberpunk animes of the ’90’s, namely ‘AD Police Files: The Phantom Woman’. For your pleasure, or your slight, we present you: ‘Hardcore’!”

Beast In Black Premiere “One Night In Tokyo” Video

Beast In Black have premiered a new video for their new song “One Night In Tokyo.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dark Connection,” which will be released on October 29. Guitarist Anton Kabanen commented:

”What could be better than spending one night in Tokyo? That’s right, nothing. If this hyper uplifting and max powered heavy metal hybrid of italo disco and eurobeat doesn’t get you electrified and flying through the futuristic dreamscapes of mesmerizing and exciting Tokyo, then you’re just not crazy, mad and insane enough for a journey where only Beast In Black can take you. If you’re with us, you better buckle up for a manic ride on the savage Beast!”

Beast In Black Premiere “Moonlight Rendezvous” Video

Beast In Black have premiered a new video for their new song “Moonlight Rendezvous.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dark Connection,” which will be released on October 29. Guitarist Anton Kabanen commented:

“‘Moonlight Rendezvous’ is a massive dark cyberpunk love story that marks a brave new turn in Beast In Black’s journey. It felt like a mission impossible to capsulize a story worth a full length feature film into six minutes without making it feel like a trailer, and still make total sense when you put all the pieces together. But as always, the bigger the challenge the more it feeds our ambition and excitement, hence we knew we must do this! That’s the way of the Beast. And we all can easily agree that no one was as driven as our multi-talented director Katri Ilona Koppanen, who didn’t only make an extraordinary video for Beast In Black which we couldn’t be more proud of, but also her brilliant debut as a director.”

Beast In Black To Release New Album “Dark Connection” In October

Beast In Black have revealed the details for their new album “Dark Connection.” The effort will be released on October 29 and the cover art and track listing for it can be found below:

“Dark Connection” Track Listing:

01. “Blade Runner”
02. “Bella Donna”
03. “Highway To Mars”
04. “Hardcore”
05. “One Night In Tokyo”
06. “Moonlight Rendezvous”
07. “Revengeance Machine”
08. “Dark New World”
09. “To The Last Drop Of Blood”
10. “Broken Survivors”
11. “My Dystopia”
12. “Battle Hymn” (Manowar cover)
13. “They Don’t Care About Us” (Michael Jackson cover)

Guitarist Anton Kabanen said the following about the record:

“Enter cyberpunk. Flying cars, sprawling metropolis, valleys of neon lights, emotionless killers, gynoids, femmes fatales, shadowy characters, lethal lust, forbidden passion, love larger than life, space travel… All this and much more is what Dark Connection holds within. Such cyberpunk animes as Armitage III, Cyber City Oedo 808, AD Police, Battle Angel Alita and Bubblegum Crisis have essentially served as sources of inspiration, as well as the immortal classic film by Ridley Scott; Blade Runner. And as always, a Beast In Black album wouldn’t be a Beast In Black album without a heavy impact of Berserk, the manga and anime creation of Kentaro Miura. Sadly, the beloved author passed away while we were still making this album. Thus, Dark Connection is dedicated to Kentaro Miura.”

He also added the following about the cover art:

“The instantly captivating album artwork was once again done by Roman Ismailov. Its visual emphasis significantly correlates with the recurring themes of Dark Connection. The tense gaze shared between the Beast and the drop-dead gorgeous femme fatale gynoid, Cynthia, speaks of an exciting, arousing, dangerous, mysterious and even questionable connection on a physical, emotional and moral level. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well, this certainly is the case!”

Beast In Black Announce Late 2021 European/UK Tour

Beast In Black have announced a late 2021 European/UK tour. The band commented:

“Not easy to say any wise words in these dark times so just let us smoothly announce our upcoming European Tour for November / December 2021! Although it’s still far away we hope that everybody who reads these lines now will be able to attend the shows in his / her best health! That’s our wish for 2021.”

Tour Dates:

11/22 Stockholm, SWE – Fållan
11/23 Gothenburg, SWE – Trädgårn
11/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/26 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/27 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/28 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/29 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
12/01 London, UK – Islington Asembly Hall
12/02 Paris, FRA – La Cigale
12/03 Lyon, FRA – CCO
12/05 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
12/06 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/07 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/08 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
12/10 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/11 Zlin, CZE – Hala Euronics
12/13 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/14 Krakow, POL – Studio
12/15 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
12/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol
12/17 Hamburg, GER – Docks
12/18 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller

HammerFall Cancel North American Tour With Beast In Black & Edge Of Paradise

HammerFall have cancelled their North American tour with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Some of you have already started to get your refunds, so now it’s official: the North American tour that was to take place in September/October is cancelled. That sucks, but with the current global pandemic wreaking havoc on the world we (meaning the local promoters, booking agent and the band) had no choice. We are hopeful to be able to rebook the tour for a future time, but since everything is so unstable at the moment the decision was made to scrap altogether it and return to it when things have calmed down. We are as sorry for this as you are, but hope you have understanding for our predicament brought on by the Corona virus. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay metal, and take care of each other! #HammerHigh”

Def Leppard, Misfits, Rancid, Nightwish, Etc. Set For 2020 Domination Mexico Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Domination Mexico festival. The event will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico on May 1-2 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Def Leppard, Rancid, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys, Krokus, Beast In Black, Scar Symmetry, Power Trip, After The Burial, Anima Inside, Bokassa, Dischord, Ego Kill Talent, El Chivo, Intronaut, Lack Of Remorse, Nunca Digas Muere, Qbo, Serpyants, Shiraz Lane, Split Heaven, Thrashock, Three Maze Stone, and Tygers Of Pan Tang.

May 2: The Original Misfits, Nightwish, Blue Öyster Cult, Testament, UFO, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Clutch, Resorte, Cenotaph, Agora, Angelus Apatrida, Anvil, Douchebagz, Exxocet, Finntroll, Floatsam And Jetsam, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Lethal Creation, Marko Hietala, Rivers Of Nihil, The Anchor, The Warning, Uncured, and Unidad Trauma.

Beast In Black Premiere “Cry Out For A Hero” Video

Beast In Black have premiered a new video for their song “Cry Out For A Hero.” This track is from the band’s latest album “From Hell With Love.” The group commented:

“During our recent From Hell With Love tour, Damien of Dust In Mind came to us and offered to record our show in Strasbourg in order to make a live video out of it. The result he sent to us was way above our expectations. His video truly shows the real power of the Beast In Black live performances!”

HammerFall Announce 2020 North American Tour With Beast In Black & Edge Of Paradise

HammerFall have announced a 2020 North American tour. Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise will open.

Tour Dates:

09/14 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theatre
09/15 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
09/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/22 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/23 Anaheim, CA – Orange National Grove
09/24 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
09/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/27 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/29 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/30 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
10/03 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/06 Racine, WI – Rt 20
10/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/08 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
10/09 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
10/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/11 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
10/12 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/13 Quebec, QC – Le D’Auteuil
10/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/17 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/19 Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore

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.