Svalbard Announce March UK Tour

Svalbard have announced a headlining UK tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

03/09 Southampton, UK – The Loft (feat. Underdark & Mountain Caller)
03/10 Huddersfield, UK – Parish (feat. Underdark & Mountain Caller)
03/11 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill (feat. Underdark & Mountain Caller)
03/12 London, UK – The Forum (feat. Underdark)
03/13 Leicester, UK – Firebug (feat. Underdark)
03/19 Luton, UK – The Hat Factory
03/20 Plymouth, UK – Junction (feat. Monolithian)

Cult Of Luna Cancel European/UK Tour With Alcest & Svalbard

Cult Of Luna have cancelled their European/UK tour with Alcest and Svalbard. The trek was unable to move forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cult Of Luna commented:

“We hoped that it wouldn’t come to this. You all know the situation we’re in and at the moment it’s still too unsafe to tour Europe, which means that we have to cancel the February/March tour. We’re all super disappointed about this but we have to adapt to reality. These are dark times for sure but it’s important to keep in mind that people’s health and lives are the only thing that is important – everything else can wait.

Pandemics happen every now and then, it’s just that our generation hasn’t experienced anything like it. As before, humanity will get through this. The faster we all get vaccinated and act responsible the quicker we will get back to normal, because we will. We promise that we’ll still be here and we hope that you guys have the patience to wait for us.

All tickets will be reimbursed and we will update you as soon as possible regarding new touring plans

Beyond The Redshift festival & October 2022 tour are maintained”

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.

Cult Of Luna Announce 2022 European/UK Tour With Alcest & Svalbard

Cult Of Luna have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. Alcest and Svalbard will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Store Vega
02/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/26 Krakow, POL – Klub Studio
02/27 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/04 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
03/05 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/06 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
03/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/08 Munster, GER – Skates Palace
03/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Depart
03/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/12 London, UK – The Forum (‘Beyond The Redshift‘)

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson commented:

“When we walked off stage in Mexico City in early spring of 2020 we had no idea that it would be our last show for almost two years.

We have since announced one tour and had to move it to the end of 2022.

Now, we can finally announce a tour for early next year that will make up for all the lost time.

In a way it feels like we need to re-conquer that stage and with Alcest and Svalbard it feels less of a burden.

We’re more than grateful that we have such amazing, solid artists to help us retake it.

As if just going on tour doesn’t feel unreal enough, it still hasn’t sunk in that we are playing the Olympia in Paris.

If there’s any such thing as holy ground in music then this venue definitely qualifies into that category.

But wait… there’s even more: eight years after our first Beyond the Redshift festival in London, we’re doing it again.

The line-up is curated by us and we are determined to bring you a bunch of our favourite artists and bands you didn’t know you were a fan of.

Bands are being booked as I write this and we’re going to announce the full line-up later this summer.

It will be la grande finale of the tour and we hope to see you there.

– Johannes, Cult of Luna“

Noctule (Svalbard) Streaming New Album “Wretched Abyss”

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry is streaming the debut album from her Noctule project, “Wretched Abyss,” in full via Kerrang!. You can check that out HERE. The record will officially be released on May 28. Cherry commented:

“National UK lockdown in 2020 meant two things for me: playing more guitar and playing more computer games! This album is the result of both of those things – a black metal album inspired by ‘Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.’ All these riffs, lyrics and melodies you hear on ‘Wretched Abyss‘ come straight from my heart, unfiltered. It was very liberating for me to write an album on my own, to indulge in all my weird ideas and grow them into songs. I learned a lot along the way – how to use Logic, how to programme drums and how to record vocals in a cupboard!”

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry Shares New Song “Labyrinthian” From Her Noctule Project

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry has shared a new song, titled “Labyrinthian,” from her Noctule project. This track is from her new album, “Wretched Abyss,” which will be released on May 28. Cherry commented:

“‘Labyrinthian‘ is a song about my favorite dungeon in ‘The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim,‘. It is an ode to the ancient Nordic ruin that was originally built by a dragon cult as a temple to the dragons. I love the haunting atmosphere in this dungeon, and the surprising twists and turns of the quest where you follow the group of ghostly mages through the dungeon. With this song I tried to capture the rich history of Laybrinthian, within the context of the overarching glory and sorrows of Winterhold. The intertwining guitar leads and the clean choral singing in this track are some of my proudest musical moments I’ve ever composed. The climax of the song is a musical illustration of the rising to the challenge to defeat Morokei and obtain the Staff of Magnus.”

[via Decibel]

Svalbard Premiere “Silent Restraint” Music Video, Announce UK Tour

Svalbard have premiered a new video for their song “Silent Restraint.” The clip features fan-submitted footage and it can be seen below. The track is from the band’s latest album “When I Die, Will I Get Better?.”

Guitarist Liam Phelan told Kerrang! the following:

“Whilst putting these clips together I realised that, to me, this video represents positivity and togetherness in a time when we’ve never been further apart.

The juxtaposition between the lyrics to the song and the clips that we were sent are a perfect metaphor for the situation we currently all find ourselves in. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I had a lot of fun putting it together.”

With this news, the band have also announced a UK tour:

11/20 Birmingham, UK – Asylum 2
11/21 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
11/22 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
11/23 Manchester, UK – YES
11/24 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
11/25 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
11/26 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
11/27 London, UK – The Dome
12/18 Bristol, UK – The Exchange

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry Shares Music Video For “Wretched Abyss” From Her Noctule Project

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry will be releasing the debut album from her Noctule project, “Wretched Abyss,” on May 28. You can find a video for the effort’s title track below:

Cherry told Revolver the following about the song and video:

“‘Wretched Abyss‘ is a song about Hermaeus Mora — who is the daedric prince of fate, knowledge and memory in ‘Skyrim‘. He often appears in a Lovecraftian form of tentacles in the game, this imagery combined with his unsettling psychological questline is what inspired me to write this song.

The video was shot at The Gryphon, which is Bristol’s best heavy metal pub and venue. We filled the live room with smoke and candles to create that ethereal vibe. The video was filmed by David Gregory and James Morgan of Cineoteric Films.”

“Wretched Abyss” Track Listing:

01. “Elven Sword”
02. “Labyrinthian”
03. “Wretched Abyss”
04. “Evenaar”
05. “Winterhold”
06. “Deathbell Harvest”
07. “Unrelenting Force”
08. “Become Ethereal”

Svalbard Seeking Fan Footage For “Silent Restraint” Music Video

Svalbard are currently seeking fan footage that they can use in their upcoming video for “Silent Restraint.” The band said the following about that:

“Want to be in the new video for ‘Silent Restraint’? Please send footage of dancing, miming, pets and pals to svalbardvid@gmail.com. Please film in landscape if using phone camera. Deadline: Sunday Feb 7th.”

The Ocean Postpone European/UK Tour With pg.lost, Hypno5e, & Svalbard

The Ocean have postponed their European/UK tour with pg.lost, Hypno5e, and Svalbard due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in June/July 2021.

Tour Dates:

06/01 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz (no Svalbard)
06/02 Colmar, FRA – Grillen (no Svalbard)
06/03 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (no Svalbard)
06/04 Paris, FRA – La Machine
06/05 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
06/06 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
06/07 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
06/08 Lisbon, POR – Lav
06/09 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
06/10 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
06/11 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
06/12 Lyon, FRA – CCO
06/13 Fribourg, SWI – Fri-Son
06/14 Lucerne, SWI – Sedel
06/15 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
06/16 Prague, CZE – Nova Chelmnice
06/17 Cerveny Kostelec, CZE – Metalgate (no Svalbard and pg.lost)
06/18 Berlin, GER – SO36
06/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset (no Svalbard)
06/20 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
06/22 Munich, GER – Backstage
06/23 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
06/24 Essen, GER – Zeche Carl
06/25 Osnabruck, GER – Kleiene Freiheit
06/26 Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
06/27 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
06/28 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
06/29 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
06/30 Brighton, UK – Patterns
07/01 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
07/02 London, UK – 229
07/03 Newark, UK – Tech Fest (no Svalbard)
07/04 Glasgow, UK – Slay
07/05 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
07/06 Lille, FRA – Maison Folie Beaulieu (no Svalbard)
07/07 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez (no Svalbard)
07/09 Nurnberg, Z-Bau (no Svalbard and pg.lost)

The Ocean commented:

“As most of you might have guessed, we regretfully have to announce that our January tour can not go forward as planned due to the current pandemic.

However, it is with great pleasure that we can announce that we will be going out with the same package in June, and we have added a bunch of extra dates to the run!

All tickets for January will remain valid for June, all new shows will be on sale by Monday.

We can’t wait for this, and we are hopeful that by June some sort of normalcy will have returned that will allow shows to go forward in Europe. Vaccinations are to begin in Germany on January 5th, hopefully similar in most other European countries. We are fully aware however that this will finally depend on a number of things falling into place, and if we should have to postpone again, then we will.

Can’t wait to see you all out there next year!”