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AMENRA

Posted on 15:19

AMENRA

visit AMENRA on facebook visit AMENRA’s website A Belgian extreme metal band that’s as experimental and atmosphere-driven as it is impossibly heavy, Amenra emerged in the early 2000s with a versatile sound rooted in doom, sludge, post-metal, and hardcore punk. Debuting in 2003 with Mass I, the group continued to push at the boundaries of extreme metal with acclaimed efforts like Mass V (2012) and De Doorn (2021). Amenra was formed in 1999 by vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout and guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. Employing a lethal and often heady blend of doom, post-, and avant-garde metal, the duo eventually expanded into a five-piece with the addition of drummer Bjorn Lebon, guitarist Lennart Bossu, and bassist Levy Seynaeve. Based out of the West Flanders city of Kortrijk, the group issued their debut album, Mass I, in 2003 — each Amenra full-length outing is thought of as a mass and is titled as such. Two years later, they released Mass II and Mass III, and established the Church of Ra, a D.I.Y. collective of like-minded artists and friends with whom they would collaborate on various artistic endeavors and performances. Mass IV arrived in 2008, followed in 2012 by Mass V, and in 2017 by Mass VI, the latter two of which were issued on Neurot Recordings. Stepping away from the decades-long Mass journey, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released the transcendent De Doorn in 2021, which included guest vocals from Caro Tanghe of Oathbreaker. See AMENRA live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 11.08.2022KarlsruheP8Germanyw/ WiegedoodClick Want to book a show in Germany? Get in...

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MARK FOGGO

Posted on 15:09

MARK FOGGO

visit MARK FOGGO on facebook visit MARK FOGGO’s website Mark Foggo has been one of the biggest players on the ska scene since the 1980’s, best known for his manic performances, loony personality and high energy ska shows. He is a “Missionary of Ska” and can be found playing and promoting ska music around the world. Mark Foggo comes from Liverpool, England where he started his musical career at the age of fourteen as a rhythm guitarist. He left school at 15 and moved to London and played in different punk line ups for several years on the renowned London pub circuit. In 1979, he moved to Holland and started his band “Mark Foggo and the Secret Meeting”. After releasing a single “New Shoes” on Top Hole Records, he was offered a contract with Polydor Records and released his debut album “Speeding my Life Away”. The album was an instant success and the band started touring Europe. In 1989 he released his album “Ska Pig”, the album was a huge hit with Ska fans worldwide and today it is considered to be a classic in the genre. 30 years later, Mark released a new album “Ska Pig Returns”, continuing the story in his own unique and dynamic style. Mark and the Skasters has released many Cds, Albums and Singles and together with numerous television and radio appearances he has played thousands of shows worldwide. Nowadays Mark lives in Thailand and travels to Europe regularly to link up with the Skasters to tour and play their shows. Music, Live shows and Video clips can all be found on YouTube by searching Mark Foggo or Mark Foggo’s Skasters. See MARK FOGGO live here: Want to book a show? Get in...

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MEPHISKAPHELES

Posted on 11:48

MEPHISKAPHELES

visit MEPHISKAPHELES on facebook visit MEPHISKAPHELES’s website Formed in the East Village of New York City in 1991 by a group of punk rockers/artists/ad guys/jazz musicians, Mephiskapheles played its first show on Long Island. From day one, the band began attracting a diverse, dedicated fan base. Sold-out NYC gigs led to tours with the Buzzcocks and GWAR, and hits on the Hawaiian Islands Chart with three singles from the band’s first album, 1994’s God Bless Satan, produced by Bill Laswell. While touring relentlessly, Mephiskapheles followed-up in 1997 with Maximum Perversion, a jazz-influenced work that didn’t take long to be hailed as a classic. A deal in 1999 with Koch Records resulted in the band’s hard-hitting, exploratory third album, Might-Ay White-Ay. The band released the self-titled EP Mephiskapheles in 2015, featuring the single „Satan Stole My Weed,“ an instant classic. The Never Born Again EP, released in 2019, brings the band back full circle to its dark and melodic roots. Fronted by lead singer Invidious aka the Nubian Nightmare, along with the hottest rhythm section in New York, and the Horns of Hell, Mephiskapheles spreads its evil seed with an ongoing reissue program, epic shows, and new music out now. See MEPHISKAPHELES live here: Want to book a show? Get in...

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ETERNAL STRUGGLE

Posted on 12:09

ETERNAL STRUGGLE

visit ETERNAL STRUGGLE on facebook visit ETERNAL STRUGGLE on instagram Eternal Struggle are known for their aggressive, interactive and high-energy performances, fusing elements from both worlds of Extreme Metal & Hardcore Punk. Socially, always fighting the good fight, bringing different music communities together over PMA ethics and hard-hitting, in-your-face, groove ridden songs. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Sepultura, Hatebreed and Sick Of It All. See ETERNAL STRUGGLE live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 28.06.2022JenaRosenkellerGermany 30.06.2022MartignySunset BarSwitzerland 01.07.2022Lindau Club VaudevilleGermany 03.07.2022InnsbruckLivestageAustria 04.07.2022WienViper RoomAustria 05.07.2022ZürichDynamo JugendkulturhausSwitzerland 06.07.2022MünchenKulturzentrum BackstageGermany 07.07.2022EssenDon't Panic Club & PubGermany 08.07.2022Übach-PalenbergRockfabrik Event- und LiveclubGermany 09.07.2022KøbenhavnBasementDenmark 10.07.2022HamburgMonkeys Music ClubGermany 12.07.2022ZłotówGenerator PubPoland Want to book a show? Get in...

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SOFT KILL

Posted on 12:55

SOFT KILL

visit SOFT KILL on facebook visit SOFT KILL’s bandcamp website One of the bands defining the sound of 2010s post-punk, Portland’s Soft Kill began as standard-bearers before taking their music to anthemic heights. Grounded by the cavernous vocals and cathartic lyrics of Tobias Sinclair, over the years the band moved from the raw intimacy of 2011’s An Open Door, which updated the sounds of post-punk legends like the Chameleons, The Sound, and Joy Divison, to 2018’s Savior, which set songs about real-life hardships to widescreen sounds inspired by U2, Tom Petty and The Replacements. See SOFT KILL live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 14.06.2022BochumDie Trompete Germanyw/ CHOIR BOY, GHUMClick 15.06.2022BerlinFRANNZ ClubGermanyw/ CHOIR BOY, GHUMClick 16.06.2022DarmstadtOetinger VillaGermanyw/ CHOIR BOY, GHUMClick 17.06.2022HamburgBahnhof PauliGermanyw/ CHOIR BOY, GHUMClick Want to book a show in Germany? Get in...

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WUCAN

Posted on 13:26

WUCAN

visit WUCAN on facebook visit WUCAN’s website Putting music with a driving force and lots of personality on the map and while doing so, taking inspiration from all sorts of genres, Wucan can easily be interpreted as a Hard Rock, Acid Folk, Psychedelic Rock or Blues band that bundles these different influences in an electrifying way under the term HEAVY FLUTE ROCK. Psychedelic riffs, progressive song structures and, not least through Tobolsky’s flute play, reoccuring elements of folk, enchanted critics and fans alike, resulting in the strictly limited edition vinyl EP “Vikarma” to be sold out in no time. Promptly Wucan found themselves on festivals such as the infamous Hammer of Doom and in the role of a live support band for Swedish blues rockers Siena Root in 2015, strengthening their reputation as an explosive and passionate live band. With the release of their debut full-length album “Sow The Wind”in late 2015, Wucan trespassed the verge from being an insider’s tip to becoming a celebrated newcomer. “Sow The Wind” is an energetic heavy rock statement, which, despite all directness, does not consider itself above wonderous krautrock-esque extravaganza. The 16-minutes masterpiece “Wandersmann” takes the listener on a journey through the band’s complete musical and emotional spectrum, celebrating the influences of funk, hard rock, folk and kraut rock, while taking a deep-dive into hindu philosophy by quoting the Bhagavad Gita- all in German… who does that these days? The force of nature that Wucan present on stage is supposed to reflect in their second album, for whose recordings the band locked themselves up in the Big Snuff Studios Berlin (recorded and mixed artists like Kadavar, Heat, Blues Pills, Samsara Blues Experiment). Even stronger than the previous album it honours what Wucan promis in their live performance: a strikingly massive rock sound, clear and naturally organic at the same time. Familiar progressive structures and Wucan’s typical flute-driven hmyns now meet compact heavy metal pieces such as “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”, which reflects the band’s endeavour to combine different influences to one great, unique force of Rock and Roll. The band is ready to reap the whirlwind they have sown, and spread it over those, whose hearts beat for honest and original music. See WUCAN live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 28.05.2022SittardPoppodium VoltThe NetherlandsClick 10.06.2022TwistringenAlte ZiegeleiGermany 15.07.2022Halle (Saale)Peißnitzhaus Open AirGermany 22.07.2022MarburgKFZ MarburgGermany 29.07.2022MünchenBackstage KulturzentrumGermany 31.07.2022KasselGoldgrubeGermany 12.08.2022WeinheimCafe CentralGermanyClick 13.08.2022AltenkirchenHoflärm Festival Germany 10.09.2022BochumDie Trompete GermanyClick 01.10.2022StockholmGloomy Days FestivalSweden Want to book a show? Get in...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING

Posted on 11:36

INTERNAL BLEEDING

visit INTERNAL BLEEDING on facebook visit INTERNAL BLEEDING’s website For close to 30-years, Long Island, NY-based Internal Bleeding has been at the forefront of the extreme metal scene. Their unique style of blending brutal death metal with pummeling hardcore-tinged grooves has influenced hundreds of bands across the globe. They are the originators of the ‘slam’ genre and coined the term in early 1992 to describe their music. Through six albums and numerous European and American tours, the band has made an indelible impression on fans with an intense, energy-filled live show that sinks its hooks into audiences and never lets up. See INTERNAL BLEEDING live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 07.07.2022TorgauIN FLAMMEN Open AirGermany 12.07.2022OsnabrückBastard ClubGermany 16.07.2022TrutnovObscene ExtremeCzech Republic Want to book a show? Get in...

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DO OR DIE

Posted on 13:23

DO OR DIE

visit DO OR DIE on facebook Do Or Die is a Belgian Hardcore band formed in 1999. The band is definitely a live band that feels comfortable on stage whether it is a big European festival, an opening show for international bands (Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All…) or a much smaller venue: the energy is there as if it was their first show ever. Strong of its six albums, countless shows across Europe and many appearances during famous European festivals, Do Or Die has been displaying an aggressive and modern hardcore sound for more than 20 years now and is not ready to retire soon. With a whole new, younger line-up from 2021, Do Or Die is ready to gain back its former glory in the European Hardcore scene with a new album expected for 2022. See DO OR DIE live here: Want to book a show? Get in...

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UP FRONT

Posted on 14:10

UP FRONT

visit UP FRONT on facebook visit UP FRONT on Bandcamp Up Front is an American hardcore band from New York, United States. They were an influential part of the late 1980’s New York hardcore and Connecticut Straight Edge scenes. They played many of their early shows at the now famous Anthrax Club in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1988 they appeared on the X Marks The Spot compilation 7” on Smorgasbord Records, one of the first documents of the burgeoning Connecticut Straight Edge scene. Also in 1988, they released their Spirit LP, once again on Smorgasbord Records, and a summer tour followed in summer 1989 with Unit Pride, Insted and Gorilla Biscuits. Up Front remained active through 1992, releasing the Daybreak 7” in 1990, touring the US again in the summer of 1991, and completing their first tour of Europe in the winter of 1991–1992. They initially broke up after recording the Changes 7” in 1992, but reformed in the spring of 1994 to record the What Fire Does 7”, followed with their second tour of Europe that summer. After a brief hiatus Up Front wrote and recorded the Movement LP in 1997. Followed by a handful of US shows, a tour of Japan in 1998, and their third summer tour of Europe in 1999. The band played three „reunion“ shows in the summer/fall of 2005, one „reunion“ show with a return to the Daybreak lineup in November 2009 at the A Time We’ll Remember Fest, and The Everybody’s Scene Book release show in 2010 in NYC. 2022 will mark the bands’s return to Europe after 23 years, playing clubs and festival shows. See UP FRONT live here: Want to book a show? Get in...

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TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN

Posted on 13:29

TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN

visit TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN on facebook visit TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN’s website Mit ihrer Gründung Mitte 2014 haben TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN den Angriff begonnen. Die erfolgreiche Debut-EP „Licht“ setzte als erstes Lebenszeichen der Band alle Zeichen auf Sturm: Mit sozialkritischen deutschen Texten und kurzen, prägnanten und zugleich eingängigen Songs steht ein wahres Manifest am Anfang ihres Schaffens. Die Erstauflage des 2015er-Debutalbums „Machtwort“ – ein Konzeptalbum, inspiriert von Hermann Hesses „Siddhartha“ und in Songwriting und Stil eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung – war nach kurzer Zeit ausverkauft. Live präsentierten TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN ihren Fans das Material auf der BANE-Abschiedstour, um sich in der Folge weiter Schritt für Schritt ihren Platz in der deutschen Hardcore-Welt zu erarbeiten. 2016 waren sie auf der Rebellion Tour mit MADBALL unterwegs und spielten etliche Festivals. 2017 wurde zusammen mit der kalifornischen Band LAST LIGHT die Split-7“ „A Compilation of Unity“ veröffentlicht. Der nächste logische Schritt war die erste eigene Headliner-Tour im Herbst 2017 durch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Im selben Jahr fand eine weitere wichtige Premiere statt: Die Band spielte zum ersten Mal beim With Full Force Open Air. Anfang 2018 konnten TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN durch eine Club-Tour mit RYKER’S ihre Fanbase erweitern und spielten zudem neben anderen Festivals auf der Coretex-Bühne des Myfest in Berlin. Das zweite Album „Zwischenwelt“ wurde im Mai 2019 veröffentlicht und war wie der erste Longplayer als Erstpressung schnell ausverkauft. Im August 2019 traten TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN bei dem Wacken Open Air auf. Auch das letzte Endless Summer Festival 2019 war eines der Highlights in diesem Jahr neben zahlreichen Clubshows und Festivals wie zum Beispiel dem Tells Bells Festival. Die für das Frühjahr 2020 gebuchte „Neue Geschichten Tour“ durch Deutschland musste aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie auf zunächst unbestimmte Zeit verschoben werden. Im Jahr 2021 erfolgte eine Line-up Erweiterung, indem Dennis (ex Brightside, ex Still Screaming und ex Ryker‘s) als zweiter Sänger neben dem Gründungsmitglied Matthias in die Band einstieg. Mit dem neuen Line-up wurde Ende 2021 eine neue EP aufgenommen, die im Frühjahr 2022 veröffentlicht wird. Mit dem neuen Material knüpft die Band stilistisch an die stürmischen Anfänge zu „Licht-EP“ Zeiten an und startet ab März 2022 eine neue Offensive mit Clubshows und Festivals. See TAUSEND LÖWEN UNTER FEINDEN live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYNOTESTICKETS 05.11.2022LübeckTreibsANDGermany Want to book a show? Get in...

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