Category Archives: contest

Mammothfest Launch ‘Best Band’ Competition For 2018 With Various Shows Around The UK


26114486_1560111924055366_1661380654994741479_o.jpg

With a new year comes new and exciting news from Mammothfest, who are launching the ‘Mammothfest Best Band 2018’ competition to search for the best and most talented emerging metal acts in the UK this year.

There will be hundreds of shows held in 11 locations including London, Cardiff, Ireland and of course Brighton where Mammothfest is held. These will all include semi-finals and the all-important final where the overall regional winners will then go head to head in the national final at Mammothfest on the Sunday 7th October where one winner will be crowned MAMMOTHFEST BEST BAND 2018. But not just that, there are other prizes up for grabs such as a possible label deal and more.

Continue reading Mammothfest Launch ‘Best Band’ Competition For 2018 With Various Shows Around The UK

Advertisements

Mammothfest Earlybird Tickets On Sale For 2018 Plus Xmas Show 9th December With Evil Scarecrow & Free Raffle


unnamed (71)

 

Mammothfest UK have released their early bird tickets for 2018 and announced the dates for next year which will be the 5-7th October. Tickets are currently on a special offer at only £40 which is half price, this is only for the first 100 tickets, with prices increasing as the festival gets nearer. You can get tickets here:

https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-tickets

The festival also has big plans ahead which they will unveil with a new branding and a new website to go with their first line-up announcement when they are ready to reveal the details, but in the meantime, Mammothfest is hosting a special xmas party with headliners Evil Scarecrow on Saturday 9th December with tickets including entry into a free raffle to win a load of prizes.

Continue reading Mammothfest Earlybird Tickets On Sale For 2018 Plus Xmas Show 9th December With Evil Scarecrow & Free Raffle

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR launch album contest; further live dates announced


Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’ for the 20th October 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic. Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise.

Head to http://vuur.insideoutmusic.com to take part.

Anneke comments:
“Often I have a strong feeling for a city where I perform. It can be anything, sometimes I visualize a city as a man or a character, or sometimes something happened in that city that I want to write about. All 11 songs on the album pay tribute to a certain city and with this contest we’d like to give our fans the opportunity to guess which cities will be featured on the album and win some unique items.”

The band also recently announced they will team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be My Propane.

Anneke had this to say: “We’re very excited to present our debut album live and hit the road this December. Scar Symmetry and VUUR will each be playing full sets every night. VUUR’s setlist consists of mostly new material, but the audience will get to hear some of my previous outings and collaborations as well”.

Dec 07, 2017 Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)
Dec 08, 2017 Biebob Vosselaar (BE)
Dec 09, 2017 The Dome London (UK)
Dec 10, 2017 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht (NL)

As well as this, in May 2018 Residentie Orkest The Hague will host an encounter with Anneke van Giersbergen. Both nights will feature a career-spanning concert with orchestral arrangements. The song selection will even include material from her yet to be released VUUR album.

Anneke comments: “It’s such an honor to be backed by these grand classical musicians with strings and brass interpreting my music. The material will be an interesting cross-section of my career. Some reworks will be a contrast from the original and some, for instance like the song ‘Travel’, will be given a treatment that is a logical extension of the The Gathering’s original album arrangement. “

May 18, 2018 013 Tilburg (NL)
May 19, 2018 Paard The Hague (NL)

VUUR recently released ‘Days Go By – London’, the first track taken from their forthcoming debut album out later this year.

 

unnamed (2).png

VUUR begin playing live this Summer, and have also been confirmed as main support to EPICA in late 2017. You can find the full list of confirmed live dates below:

14th July – Masters of Rock, Vizovice – Czech Republic
15th July – Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven – the Netherlands

VUUR as main support to EPICA

9th November – Klub Studio, Krakow – Poland
10th November – Masters of Rock Café, Zlín – Czech Republic
12th November – Kesselhaus, Berlin – Germany
13th November – Markthalle, Hamburg – Germany
14th November – Essigfabrik, Cologne – Germany
15th November – La BAM, Metz – France
17th November – Stereolux, Nantes – France
18th November – Krakatoa, Bordeaux – France
20th November – La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
24th November – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – Spain
25th November – Le Moulin, Marseille – France
26th November – Le Transbordeur, Lyon – France
29th November – Backstage Werk, Munich – Germany
1st December – Estragon, Bologna – Italy
2nd December – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland
3rd December – L’Aéronef, Lille – France

VUUR are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) – vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) – drums
Jord Otto – guitars (My Propane, ex-ReVamp)
Ferry Duijsens – guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) – bass

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!

#darkartconspiracy #metal #music #news