Iced Earth announced 2014 North American tour

American Metal band, Iced Earth announced their forthcoming Worldwide Plagues Tour at North America next year. This six-week tour marks the support for the band’s upcoming album “Plagues of Babylon” starting at April 4. The band will also bring Sabaton and ReVamp for the support of the said tour in the USA.

“We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!” says Jon Schaffer.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at EnterTheVault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain onsale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain onsale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com while supplies last.

The VIP-packages include:

• Early entry into the venue
• Meet & Greet / Signing Session with the band
• Photo-op with the band
• 7” picture disk vinyl single with one exclusive, unreleased demo from “Plagues of Babylon” on the B-side
• Iced Earth messenger bag
• Exclusive VIP-T-Shirt
• Exclusive VIP-laminate
• Exclusive VIP sticker set

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Dying Fetus confirmed for Download Fest 2014

Brutal death metal band, Dying Fetus will be joining Aerosmith, Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie and a lot more bands for the 2014 edition of Download Festival in June 13-15 in UK. The organizers of the said festival currently announced the headliners of the said festival next year including the mentioned names, but it seems that they were eavesdropping at the online buzz and lots of fans made a Twitter hashtag #WhyNotDyingFetus, or why not include them at the lineup. Sooner, they have been added at the line-up!

The band posted on their Facebook page saying: “Ask and ye shall receive! Dying Fetus will be bringing their brutal death metal antics to the 2014 Download Festival in June. Thanks to all the fans who made #WhyNotDyingFetus blow up on the internets. Celebrate with some tunes here.”

Click the image to view the festival details on their website.

Stream of Passion new album release show in 2014

Progressive metal band, Stream of Passion have announced on their website about their upcoming new album which has been funded by several fans across the globe through their Indiegogo campaign, and it went out well and even exceeded their expectations from the 60-day period of time. The album remained untitled, but the progress of the recordings has been posted by the band from their website.

On 24th October report:
“So the drums have been recorded and edited, and they are sounding FANTASTIC. Martijn has grown incredibly the last couple of years to become an even more amazing drummer; he was hitting those drums like there was no tomorrow! We are now busy recording guitars. Most of the tracking we’re doing at our place in Tilburg, to then reamp the parts with the amazing equipment at Sandlane Studios. Stephan and Eric are spending their morning hours riffing away and layering their parts into a massive wall of sound. It’s great to hear the songs taking shape, and see everything come together!”

The new album is due by mid-2014, and to celebrate this with the fans. The band will be performing at Bibelot, Dordrecht in 18th April 2014 for the CD release party of their new album. Tickets pre-sale has already started here.

You can also check for updates through the band’s YouTube channel, since they’re uploading studio report videos.

MFVF Photos

Hello there! Yesterday, I made a post about the Excerpts and highlights from the successful Metal Female Voices Fest XI, in which contains the summary, the links to the setlists and some clips available on YouTube. Unfortunately, I haven’t posted any pics since I was not present at the said festival. Good thing, my friends, MC Sharq and John were present at the said festival and they posted their cool captions for us to check out.

Here’s from my American friend, John.
MFVF XI Impressions
DELAIN (with special guest: Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation)

He noted that he will upload more very soon, so keep an eye on his Facebook page here.

Here’s from my Dutch friend, MC SHARQ:

DAY ONE:
Eve’s Apple
Liv Kristine

DAY TWO:
LACUNA COIL
DELAIN (with special guest: Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation)
LEAVES’ EYES
Asrai
Kontrust
Kobra & the Lotus
Chaostar
Serenity
Imperia
Victorians
Magion
Azylya

DAY THREE:
TARJA
REVAMP
Anneke van Giersbergen
Crimfall
Dalriada
Stream of Passion
Hell City
Cadaveria
L’Endevi
Eleanor

For more info, you can check his website.

Excerpts from the Metal Female Voices Fest 2013

Last week, the 11th edition of MFVF or the Metal Female Voices Fest took place once again in front of thousands of attendees of the said festival. The said festival is a 3-day event featuring different female fronted metal bands started from 18th October up to 19th October at the Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium.

The fest started in October 18 with Eve’s Apple, a band with more than 10 members featuring different female singers of different bands, including Charlotte Wessels (Delain), Ailyn Gimenez (Sirenia), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Marjan Welman (Autumn), Manuella Kraller (Xandria), Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol) and a lot more.

Here’s the FULL acoustic performance of these amazing ladies:


 
Liv Kristine closed the first day of the festival with her 1,5 hr set, playing some songs from her previous band, Theatre of Tragedy.

Setlist | More videos from YouTube

The second day of the fest was led by Lacuna Coil, Delain and Leaves’ Eyes. The 3 bands play a full set and were supported by opening bands like Magion, Azylya, Victorians, Imperia, Serenity, Chaostar, Kobra & the Lotus, Asrai and Kontrust.


 
Leaves’ Eyes played most of the songs from their upcoming album, “Symphonies of the Night”.



Setlist
| More videos from YouTube

Delain got more time to play in this year’s festival. They play bunch of songs from their 3 full-length and one song from their most recent release, “Interlude”. They also have Sharon den Adel to join them on stage and play 2 songs with the band.


Setlist
| More videos from YouTube

Lacuna Coil played a special “Karmacode” album show at their set. They have played all songs from the said album and played few more songs on the Encore including hit singles “Trip the darkness” and “Heaven’s a lie”.

Setlist | More videos on YouTube

On the last day of the festival, we have Tarja, Revamp, Stream of Passion and Anneke van Giersbergen live on stage together with L’Endevi, Hell City, Dalriada, Eleanor, Cadaveria and Crimfall.


 
Stream of Passion started the show with one of the songs from their most recent album, “Dark Days”. The band is at its best and perform the fan favorites form their 3 albums.

Setlist | More videos from YouTube
 
Anneke van Giersbergen own the stage by playing the title track of the same album name. She played most of the tracks from “Drive” and “Everything Is Changing”. She also played 3 The Gathering songs such as “You Learn About It”, “Saturnine” and the killer “Strange Machines”.

Setlist | View videos from YouTube

ReVamp kills the silence with their headbanging and rocking performance. The songs from their most recent album “Wild Card” made it to the setlist that night and gave a mind-blowing performance. Too bad, they didn’t cover even one After Forever song, but still a great set!

Setlist | More videos from YouTube

Last for that night? Here’s the ex-Nightwish singer, Tarja. She played a full set promoting most of the songs from her most recent solo album, “Colours in the dark”. She also covered a Nightwish song called, “Wish I Had An Angel”, and the most anticipated duet with Floor Jansen for the song “Over the Hills And Far Away”, Gary Moore cover.

Setlist | More videos from YouTube

“Tweet-to-thrill” contest by Resorts World Manila

Image courtesy of: http://www.rwmanila.com/

The Resorts World Manila recently opened a new online contest called “Tweet-To-Thrill”. The contest entitles you to different prizes and a chance to post your tweets on their Giant Twitter Board as well as movie treat for 4 at the Newport Cinemas! Here’s the instructions to join this contest:

1. All Twitter followers of Resorts World Manila (@rwmanila) within the Philippines are qualified to join Tweet to Thrill.
2. Twitter followers will have to answer the question “What thrills you?” by tweeting their answers in maximum of 30 characters, spaces included, and tagging @rwmanila with the hashtag #WhatThrillsYou
3. Sending of entries will be from Monday to Friday.
4. Top entry of the week will be chosen every Friday at 4PM.
5. Winning tweet will be posted on the Twitter board every Saturday of the week and will be posted for one week.
6. Winners will be notified through Twitter and email.
7. Winners have thirty (30) days from the time they won to claim their prizes.
8. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be converted to cash.

Show Schedules:
Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 12:30 to Saturday, December 28, 2013 – 18:00

Read more at their official website | Tweet them now!

Kamelot tours Europe once more!

Power metallers, Kamelot will make their final “Silverthorn headliner tour” in Europe this November 2013! The band will perform on the following dates together with ReVamp and Tellus Requiem.

03-11 GER – Cologne, Essigfabrik
06-11 FIN – Tampere, Pakkahuone
07-11 FIN – Helsinki, Nosturi
08-11 SWE – Stockholm, Klubben
09-11 NOR – Oslo, Rockefeller Music Hall
11-11 GER – Hamburg, Knust
12-11 GER – Bochum, Matrix
11-11 BEL – Genk, Rondpunt 26
15-11 NED – Tilburg, O13
16-11 CHE – Lausanne, Les Docks
17-11 CHE – Pratteln, Z7 Konzertfabrik
18-11 GER – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
19-11 GER – Munich, Backstage Halle
21-11 ITA – Trieste, Teatro Miela
22-11 SVK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
23-11 CZE – Zlín, Winter Masters of Rock

Watch the trailer here: