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Activist-Artist OTEP Launches Second Leg of “The Resistance” World Tour, Calls for Equal Rights and Social Awareness

Tour Begins Thursday, May 25 in Santa Ana, CA | Tickets @ www.oteploves.me
Read OTEP’s Powerful Statement on the Anti-LGBT Purge in Chechnya via Alternative Press
New Album Generation Doom out Now via Napalm Records
Groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP shook up the states earlier this year with her popular “The Resistance” World Tour performances – potent, engaging exhibitions of activism awareness spreading the vital word on equal rights, social education and political enlightenment. Back by popular demand, OTEP is launching a second extension of the tour, beginning on May 25 in Santa Ana, CA and visiting over 30 more states through July 5. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
Tickets are on sale now via www.oteploves.me. For a taste of the energy and passion attendees will witness at each “The Resistance” World Tour stop, watch the music video for OTEP‘s powerful single, “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts”, here.
OTEP states, “After 100 days of Trump, I miss George W. Bush and I’m a bleeding heart liberal. The second leg of ‘The Resistance’ tour will be an increased celebration of music and poetry dedicated to all of us who are actively resisting the Liar-and-Thief Donald Chump. For those artists who remain silent during these times of crisis, I say, ‘Shame on you.’ To quote Nina Simone, ‘An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.’ So to those who stand with us, I say, ‘Thank you, from all of us, thank you.’ Music is one of the most powerful forms of art and has proven, throughout our own national history, to empower social change. RESIST.”
Read OTEP‘s powerful statement on the anti-LGBT purge in Chechnya, posted just now via Alternative Press: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/otep_releases_powerful_statement_on_anti_lgbt_purge_in_chechnya
OTEP “The Resistance” Second Leg World Tour U.S. Dates
5/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
5/27 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
5/29 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
5/30 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
6/1 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Warrior
6/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
6/3 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
6/4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
6/5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/6 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
6/7- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/9 – Easton, PA @ One Center Square
6/10 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
6/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
6/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
6/13 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
6/14 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
6/15 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
6/16 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/17 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
6/18 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
6/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
6/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
6/22 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
6/23 – Marietta, OH @ Adelphia Music Hall
6/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madfrog
6/25 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
6/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6/28 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill
6/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
7/1 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
7/3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
7/5 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
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Shining release video teaser for Art House documentary feat. Niklas Kvarforth

SHINING have released a video teaser for an arthouse documentary feat. Niklas Kvarforth, entitled “Cold Void”. The notorious founder of the Swedish black metal act is the focal point of a new movie. The documentary tries to capture a personal portrait of Niklas Kvarforth, who has made headlines that have involved addiction, suicide and self-destruction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, passion, and exceptional musicianship. The project was undertaken by arthouse producer Claudio Marino and his film production company Artax Film. The teaser clip can be viewed at and shared from the YouTube link below.

“Cold Void” is scheduled for release in autumn. More information about Artax Film can be found at this link: www.artaxfilm.com

Claudio Marino states that “Cold Void” is a film for anyone interested in life stories, and was not made with the intention of pandering to SHINING‘s fans. It is very much a personal journey, bringing a much-needed clarity and lack of sensationalism to the subject of Niklas Kvarforth.

He also comments: “I’ve known about Niklas and his music for a long time. His story interested me and I wanted to know more about him as a person. I did some research and we got in contact. I showed him my documentary trilogy ‘Blood and Spirit’ and he was interested in working with me. We  got along from the start and he proved  to be very cooperative. He was brutally honest,  and never left  any of my questions unanswered.”

Claudio Marino is known for his documentary “Blood and Spirit”, a trilogy about three different artists who live for their art, a tattoo artist, an mixed martial arts fighter, and a Satanist, who happened to be Erik Danielsson from WATAIN.

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SHINING are embarking on their first headlining tour in the US today. Co-headlining will be label mates REVENGE. All currently confirmed dates including a performance at Germany’s With Foll Force Open Air can be viewed below.

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ANGELUS APATRIDA – Announce summer dates across Europe; Working on new material!

After a relentless touring campaign for their latest and much acclaimed 5th album, “Hidden Evolution”, Spanish Thrash Metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA will be facing yet another busy summer of live-activities, but will also continue working on new material for their next release.

Here is a status-update by the band, who have recently also been announced as support act for upcoming shows in Spain by Slayer: “Here comes the summer! And what a great one it seems…We will keep ourselves busy with some really killer stuff like opening for Slayer in Spain, Bang Your Head in Germany or Metaldays in Slovenia, and many others. Hope we could see you all there, would be great, but probably unrealistic, so we will make it easy for you and come up with our live album & DVD soon, so keep your eyes open for that too. No better way to discharge batteries before getting ourselves ready to enter the studio to record a new album and get loaded again!”

05.05. Oviedo (Spain) – Otero Brutal Fest
19.05. Lisboa (Portugal) – RCA Club
20.05. Coimbra (Portugal) – Mosher Fest Chapter V
02.06. Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera + Slayer
03.06. Las Palmas (Spain) – Hard Skull Fest
04.06. La Coruña (Spain) – Pelicano + Slayer
31.06. Barcelona (Spain) – Rockfest
01.07. Zamora (Spain) – Z! Live Rock Fest
27.07. Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metaldays Festival
09.08. Villena (Spain) – Leyendas del Rock Festival
14.07. Balingen (Germany) – Bang Your Head Festival
03.09. Palencia (Spain) – Las Huertas del Obispo
More dates will be announced soon…

ANGELUS APATRIDA’s latest album, “Hidden Evolution”, entered the national sales charts in the band’s home of Spain on an amazing # 2 (!) spot. The album’s artwork was handled by Gyula Havancsák / Hjules.com (Annihilator, Destruction, Stratovarius, etc.). “Hidden Evolution” was once again recorded in Moita, Portugal at Ultrasound Studio with producer Daniel Cardoso (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, etc.) and features a lead-guitar guest-appearance by Chris Amott (Armageddon, ex Arch Enemy) on the song “Speed Of Light”.


Order “Hidden Evolution” in Europe in various physical formats here: http://smarturl.it/hiddenCMdistro
And look for the band’s previous releases here: http://smarturl.it/angelusapatridaCMD

“Hidden Evolution” video-links:
“End Man”: http://youtu.be/y0KX624HvJ8
“Serpents On Parade”: http://youtu.be/P-j1w4Zj31o
“Architects” (lyric-video): http://youtu.be/DXyC1xSjj-0
“Hidden Evolution” (album-teaser): http://youtu.be/fCBjmm6GFz4


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LACUNA COIL – re-sign with Century Media Records, embark on more extensive touring worldwide

While Italian Metal icons LACUNA COIL are celebrating their 20 year anniversary it is time to open another chapter in the relationship between the band and their long-term label: LACUNA COIL have just signed a new deal with Century Media Records.

Antje Lange, General Manager International of Century Media Records: “Century Media Records is very happy that LACUNA COIL have renewed their contract with us and we are very much looking forward to the next albums of this exceptional Italian band. Century Media appreciates the continuous trust of the band. The recent album ’Delirium’ charted in 12 countries and the band is touring around the globe.”

Cristina Scabbia, vocals: “I am so excited to have signed with Century Media again. Nowadays it is so important that, whichever label is backing up an artist or a band, one has full trust in the artistic and musical vision. I know LACUNA COIL and Century Media will continue to work hard together to make common goals happen faster and more successfully.”

Andrea Ferro, vocals: “We are really excited about starting this new adventure with Century Media Records, we had some great 20 years together that helped us become an internationally successful band. Like in every relationship there have been ups and downs but overall we’ve worked with some great people always willing to grow up with the band and together we have achieved really amazing goals. Here is to another chapter about to start and more successful stories!”

Catch LACUNA COIL live at one of the following shows and festivals:
06.05.17 (AT) Trofaiach – Feel the Noise Festival
07.05.17 (HU) Budapest – A38 Ship
08.05.17 (SK) Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

LACUNA COIL have announced that they will be joining Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” Tour. The month-long September trek marks LACUNA COIL’s first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio album, “Delirium”. Joining LACUNA COIL and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are INSOMNIUM & Elantris.

LACUNA COIL North America tour dates with Epica, INSOMNIUM & Elantris
31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe LACUNA COIL’s newest opus “Delirium”, which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style.

Check out the video clips taken from “Delirium”:
“Blood, Tears, Dust”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU
“Delirium”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYIEGaIjklk



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SUNLESS SKY Announce Eastern Europe Tour

Pure Steel recording artist SUNLESS SKY will start a big tour in Eastern Europe on 28th of March 2017. On the Adrenaline Junkie Tour the band enter the stages in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Metal siren Juan Ricardo and his bandmates proudly present the new SUNLESS SKY – masterpiece “Doppelgänger“- The album will be released on April 7th, 2017 via Pure Steel Records.


28.3. Ararat, Bilgoraj, PL
29.3 Rude Boy, Bielsko-Biala, PL
30.3 Tartaros, Banská Bystrica, SK
31.3 Barrocko, Trinec, CZ
1.4 Farárova Sluj, Mladá Boleslav, CZ
2.4 Exit-Us, Praha, CZ
3.4 Elektrownia, Zagan, PL
4.4 M13, Brno, CZ
5.4 TBA, HU
6.4. Kaptár Klub, Debrecen, HU
7.4 Csehó, Békéscsaba, HU
8.4 S8 Underground,  Budapest, HU
9.4 Rock Fabric, Poprad, SK
10.4 Randal, Bratislava, SK
11.4 TBA – probably Sopron, HU
12.4 Vintage Industrial, Zagreb, HR
13.4 Wakuum, Graz, AT
14.4 Uljanik, Pula, HR
15.4 Insomnia, Slavonski Brod, HR
16.4 Palma, Tuzla, BA
17.4 Daos, Timisoara, RO
18.4 Fabrica, Buchurest, RO
19.4 Live And Loud, Sofia, BG
20.4 Smile, Varna, BG
21.4 Extreme Club, Pleven, BG
22.4 Black Stage, Niš, RS

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