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Download: The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time

Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds

Present


download Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018

Flemington Racecourse

Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November

www.downloadfestival.com.au Download is an 18+ fully licensed event

 

Korn (Only Australian Show)

Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit

Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX

Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth

Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton

Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far

Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns

      Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf


The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time with a tsunami of international and local acts flooding Melbourne this coming March. Fifteen mammoth years in Donington UK, the spiritual home of rock, two years complete in Paris France, one year in Madrid Spain, and now… we are beyond stoked to be rolling out the welcome mat for Download Melbourne 2018.

 

News that is sure to slap a smile across the face of heavy music fans across the country, pure rock fury is set to burn through Flemington Racecourse this Autumn, twenty-eight bands, across four stages, in one day! Ice cold beer, great food and an endless crew of heavy music fans!

 

It is a great honour and very exciting that we are bringing Download Festival to Australia. Since the inception of Download UK in 2003, we have been looking for other territories to launch the festival and having successfully found a home for Download in France and Spain, we felt that the next country had to be Australia. Many rock fans from Australia have been in contact with us asking us to bring the festival to them – we have finally heard their calling and I cannot wait to put Download Australia on the map!” Andy Copping Download Founder

 

When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here. Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term. We have 28 bands in total, 1/3 of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength.” Nigel Melder Download Melbourne Producer

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Rumors in 2016 of an imminent Australian tour announcement for 2017 from 2-time Grammy winners, Californian alt-metal heavy weights Korn, sent fans into a spin, and we are excited to confirm they will return for the first time in four years for one show only- an Australian exclusive to kick off the inaugural installment of Download! Since 1993, Korn have been obliterating preconceptions of the parameters of alternative and metal, spiked with rhythmic influences, bagpipes, and brutally honest, at times uncomfortably raw lyrics. They initiated one of heavy music’s most profound paradigm shifts in history. Their 1994 self-titled debut LP has been hailed as the most important metal record of the past 25 years.

 

The band has released twelve studio albums, countless platinum and multi-platinum releases, all of which have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Charts. Their most recent LP ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ released in 2016 debuted at #4, saw them dive back into their weighty beginnings, serving up some of the heaviest tracks fans have ever heard from Korn and reaffirming, Korn are still the unparalleled masters of alt-metal.
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. They are beyond being just a band, they are a counteroffensive —  they are Prophets of Rage! An elite task force of revolutionary musicians here to wake us up, encourage us to question everything, find our voice and fight for our rights. All served on a soundtrack of furious rhythm and rhyme. It’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets Of Rage to combat the incoming storm. We welcome them to Download for their first Australian show. A pummeling live set that will feature tracks from their album, as well as a range of tracks from the back catalogues of the aforementioned bands!

 

Limp Bizkit what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Download Melbourne 2018. Songs like ‘Rollin’, ‘My Generation’, and ‘Break Stuff’ will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss this special appearance.

Since forming back in 2000, the mighty Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to their progressive instrumentation and multi vocalist delivery. Mastodon received ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and landed like a nuke on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance earlier this year! These Atlanta natives are the cool kids of metal; fans adore them, critics applauded them and their musical peers wanna be them!
Formed in the mid-90’s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles ‘Little Things’ and ‘Festival Song’. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-platinum albums including The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. In November 2015, Good Charlotte released a video for the song “Makeshift Love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000’s. Now, after the release of their new album “Youth Authority” on MDDN July 15th, 2016, and tour dates around the world in fall 2016 and 2017, Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.

 

Birthed over a sandwich at Fairfax High in 1983, the reigning Californian kings of punk rock, NOFX are one of the most successful independent acts of all time. Successively spanning the scale between hardcore 90’s punk and vicious reggae, NOFX have remained relevant all this time by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. When punk rock catapulted into the mainstream in the mid-nineties, NOFX skated that wave right into the mass populous, thanks to their 1994 LP ‘Punk In Drublic’, all the while keeping their feet cemented in the underground subculture who first embraced them. In the past 34 years, they have gone on to release thirteen studio LPs, including their most recent, ‘First Ditch Effort’ 2016. After battling skinhead punks in the eighties, major-label executives in the nineties and George W. Bush in the early 2000’s, NOFX are finally ready to enjoy the success they’ve been too preoccupied to embrace in the past… and it’s turning out to be pretty exciting.

The god fathers of crossover thrash, Suicidal Tendencies have been serving up their fast
hardcore punk since 1980. An ever-changing line up that remains intimidatingly tight, these Californian’s have released thirteen studio records over the past three decades, touring relentlessly around the globe becoming more intense, and more immense as the year go by! Mike “Cyco Miko” Muir will land in Australia joined by, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Díaz, and ex Slayer drumming genius Dave Lombardo.

 

Musically, French quartet Gojira gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.

Amon Amarth have been marching purposefully from triumph to greater triumph for the last two decades. Formed amid the fertile Swedish metal scene in the mid 90’s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of Viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains. Their latest album, Magma debuted at #11 on the ARIA chart!!
Sweden’s Arch Enemy are one of the most explosive and proficient metal bands of modern times! They have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way since their inception in the mid 90’s.

Vegas rock gods Falling In Reverse walk that fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion! The five piece have built a fanatical fan base off the back of the ridiculous vocal range of frontman Ronnie Radke and their enigmatic, unrelenting live shows that are nothing short of spectacular!

Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep’s trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene.

Our favourite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to worldwide heavy metal domination, these platinum selling these platinum selling, Falun-based heavy metal heroes are headlining to Download, no mercy will be given and all guns will be blazing, when this tireless killing machine will blow fans to another dimension!

If you have any love in your heart for beefy and unpretentious punk rock, Florida’s Hot Water Music are your band! They have remained a vital and increasingly relevant part of the punk landscape for the past twenty-five years, thanks to their no-frills approach and ability to balance their formative punk-rock grit with an engagingly catchy melody.

Of Mice & Men have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released four studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. Of Mice & Men have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere eight years!

The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of The Story So Far is a blast of renewing fresh air! Their refreshing, energetic and impressively honest take on hardcore-infused pop-punk music propelled them to the cover of the 2013 Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, to the enduring subcultural benchmark the Vans Warped Tour, and into the hearts and minds of listeners.

Sydney five-piece Northlane are an ARIA award-winning, chart-topping metal band shaping into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports ever, with critics drawing comparisons to established acts like Linkin Park and System Of A Down. Their latest LP, Mesmer, was released in March 2017 with no forewarning and has been streamed 10 million times since.

Trophy Eyes are known for their raw emotion, depth of introspection and courage whilst at the forefront of a new wave in alternative rock. The Novocastrian five-piece have been amassing a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base across the globe after their critically acclaimed release ‘Chemical Miracle’ debuted in the top 10 in late 2016, selling out headline tours and crashing festival stages worldwide ever since.

 

California’s Nails have parlayed their influences into a ruthless, no compromise explosion of sound, where speed and groove fight for supremacy. Their caustic, take-no-prisoners grindcore tunes have earned them the reputation of being the angriest band in hardcore!

Issues broke big by infusing their metal-punk hybrid with pop-perfect melodies and the heavy rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. With their crushing guitar riffs, commanding vocals, and brutally intense drumming, the Atlanta five piece throw out an untamable energy that’s nothing short of exhilarating.

Los Angeles quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop are on a mission to make the whole world feminist with their aggressive pop punk, and the world is listening, they don’t have a choice, these boss ladies are driving their political soaked message home hard with humour laced ferocity.

Ocean Grove take us on a breathless trip through a 90’s nostalgia that visits the best of the Beastie Boys, Silverchair and Korn, these Melbourne kids nabbed a triple J feature record on their debut ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, that has been hailed as one of the great heavy records of 2017!

Isolation can often result in unique outcomes, Psycroptic hail from the tiny, frosty, untamed and detached Australian state that is Tasmania, and have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic worldwide movement commonly known as death metal!

Melbourne’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot deliver blistering upper-cuts of thrash punk chaos that will leave you dazzled by the road-side, ravaged and aroused, wondering what the hell just hit you!

Insubordinate instigators of madness, Clowns are bad ass motherfuckers from Melbourne manufacturing distortion drenched punk laden power pop, they are coming to kick your arse and ruin your life!

Chase Atlantic are a trio of brothers and one longtime friend who produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B! These Aussies blur the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss!

Cursed Earth are Perth’s most unrelenting metal band! They have been on a fast-upward trajectory since their inception in 2014, Metal Hammer dubbed them a “jaw-dropping edition to the new school of unrelenting hardcore”!

Taking the heavy riffs of their downbeat and deathcore contemporaries, mixing that with the groove of the current wave of nu-metal bands, and adding a melody that completely their own; meet Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf!

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
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Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November

 

Ticket prices:

GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

 

Optus Perks Presale www.optusperks.com.au/events

Optus customers can grab tickets first with the exclusive Optus Perks Pre-sale, running from 9am (AEDT) Monday 13 November to 9am (AEDT) Tuesday 14 November. Login to Optus Perks or click on “Perks” in the My Optus app to secure your tickets before they go on sale anywhere else.

 

2018 EVENT INFORMATION: 

March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event

  

LISTEN TO THE 2018 LINE-UP PLAYLIST:

 https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/downloadfestau/playlist/05e0VyQ7Aa8DdtSWAdg8jJ

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TRANSPORT:

Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.

Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.

 

By train

Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.

Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

 

By tram

The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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ARCH ENEMY’ Debut New Music Video for Single, “The Race”, Taken From “Will To Power”

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Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the “Will To Power International Tour”, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY are back with another ripping single from their recently released album, “Will To Power”, with the music video single for “The Race”.

Founding member Michael Amott commented: “This was actually the last song written for the ‘Will To Power’ album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We’ve been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland… Enjoy ‘The Race’!”

Watch “The Race” streaming below or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GXIqR7P5ZQ

ARCH ENEMY will bring their “utterly enchanting melodies and savage riffs” (Metal Injection), to audiences across North America later this month as they join Trivium for a co-headlining tour from October 27 to December 6 featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy. The band will continue to spread their power in early 2018 as they have announced a Winter tour with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer across Western Europe. Full dates can be found listed below. Tickets are available at www.archenemy.net.

ARCH ENEMY “WILL TO POWER” TOUR DATES
10/27 Orlando, FL – House of Blues &
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade &
10/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore &
10/31 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage &
11/1 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater &
11/3 New York, NY – Playstation Theater &
11/4 Worcester, MA – The Palladium &
11/5 Montreal, QC – Metropolis &
11/7 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall &
11/8 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre &
11/10 Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock &
11/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman &
11/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall &
11/14 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater &
11/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave &
11/17 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall &
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex &
11/20 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre &
11/21 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall &
11/23 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater &
11/24 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo &
11/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater &
11/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades &
11/28 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom &
11/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
12/1 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater &
12/2 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater &
12/4 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live &
12/5 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall &
12/6 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live &
1/12 Munich, DE – Tonhalle ^
1/13 Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn ^
1/15 Zurich, CH – Komplex ^
1/17 Milan, IT – Alcatraz ^
1/18 Lyon, FR – Transbordeur ^
1/22 Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini ^
1/23 Paris, FR – Bataclan ^
1/24 Antwerp, BE – Trix ^
1/26 Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle ^
1/27 Geiselwind, DE – Music Hall ^
1/29 Hamburg, DE – Grobe Freiheit ^
1/31 Malmo, SE – KB ^
2/2 Stockholm, SE – Arenan ^
2/3 Gothenburg, SE – Tradgarn ^
2/5 Berlin, DE – Huxleys ^
2/6 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof ^
2/7 Saarbrucken, DE – Garage ^
& with Trivium, While She Sleeps & Fit For An Autopsy
^ with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer

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Round 7 of 70000TONS OF METAL!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Vancouver, BC / Miami, FL / Hannover, Germany – August 9, 2016

PUBLIC SALES DATE For Round 7 of 70000TONS OF METAL!

Pre-Sales are currently underway for their Survivors who have previously sailed on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Public Sales are slated to start on Tuesday August 16, 2016 at 3PM EDT / 9PM CEST. Mark down the date and time in your calendar as they have sold out the previous six consecutive sailings to sailors from over 70 different countries! Don’t miss the boat, book your cabin as soon as the gates open!

70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise offers Metalheads a life-changing experience in an incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. Boasting the biggest Open Air Stage structure to ever sail the Open Seas, 70000TONS OF METAL gives Sailors unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows by 60 unique Artists on board. Not only that, throw in Meet & Greets with every Artist, exclusive Art Exhibits and Artist Clinics and the infamous JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, the official 70000TONS OF METAL All Star Jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR’s Jeff Waters. Everyone sailing is a VIP, they spare no expense to remove seating in the theatre so that fans can create a mosh pit at sea (this is a Heavy Metal Cruise after all), and most importantly… there are bars that never close – you heard that right, bars that never close!

Round 7 Sails to Labadee

70000TONS OF METAL will sail February 2 – 6, 2017 onboard Royal Caribbean’s luxurious Independence Of The Seas which will be leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to an all new Caribbean dream destination: Labadee, situated on the northern coast of Haiti, featuring pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains. Soar over the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the world’s longest zip line over water! Propel down the 300 foot long waterslides, get your adrenaline fix on the Dragon’s Tail Roller Coaster, cool off in the Arawak Aqua Park, or kick back and relax at the cabanas on Nellie’s Beach.

There’s no shortage of shore activities here! Don’t miss out on your chance to explore this Caribbean dream destination with your favorite Artists! Check out official video footage of excursions available at Labadee here.

#SuperMetalSunday

Sunday February 5, 2017 is #SuperMetalSunday! Start off the best Sunday of the year with Heavy Metal bands from around the globe playing concerts on 4 different stages. Think you can make a splash? Participate in the infamous 70000TONS Belly Flop Contest which is judged by a panel of Artists! Witness Heavy Metal history in the making with JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS – the official 70000TONS OF METAL All Star Jam. Don’t forget your jerseys because the NFL Championship Game will also be screened on board! Not enough action for you? Throw in multiple workshops and Artist Clinics, and end the cruise with 70000TONS OF KARAOKE for a final sing along until the sun rises!

60 Bands Representing Every Genre Of Metal!

Every Artist on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2017 will play two shows – once on the way to Labadee, and once on the way back to Florida, presenting fans with the opportunity to see 120 shows, including some exclusive performances.

The following 32 of 60 bands have been announced for Round 7:

AMARANTHE

AMORPHIS

ANNIHILATOR

ANTHRAX

ARCH ENEMY

CRUACHAN

DEATH ANGEL

DEVILDRIVER

DRACONIAN

DYING FETUS

EQUILIBRIUM

GRAVE DIGGER

HAGGARD

KALMAH

KAMELOT

MOONSORROW

NILE

OMNIUM GATHERUM

ORDAN OGAN

ORPHANED LAND

POWERGLOVE

REVOCATION

SALTATIO MORTIS

SERENITY

STAM1NA

STUCK MOJO

SUFFOCATION

TESTAMENT

THERION

ULI JON ROTH

UNLEASHED

XANDRIA

Check out www.70000tons.com for more information.

ARCH ENEMY to headline “Summer Slaughter 2015” North American tour

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Currently on the road in Europe in support of 2014’s War Eternal, extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”! Featuring BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and BEYOND CREATION as support, this tour will mark the band’s second North American run on this album cycle – but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis.

ARCH ENEMY founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: “Very pleased to be returning to North America on our current ‘War Eternal’ campaign…It’s an absolute honor to headline the 2015 edition of the legendary Summer Slaughter tour! See you all very soon!”

“Summer Slaughter 2015” tour dates feat. ARCH ENEMY, BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEYOND CREATION
July 28, 2015 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
July 30, 2015 – Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
July 31, 2015 – Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 1, 2015 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Aug. 2, 2015 – The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Aug. 3, 2015 – The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
Aug. 5, 2015 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 7, 2015 – Heavy MTL – Montreal, QC
Aug. 8, 2015 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Aug. 9, 2015 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Aug. 12, 2015 – Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
Aug. 13, 2015 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Aug. 15, 2015 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Aug. 17, 2015 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Aug. 18, 2015 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
Aug. 20, 2015 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 21, 2015 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Aug. 22, 2015 – City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Aug. 23, 2015 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

More dates coming soon!

For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the recently released single, “Stolen Life (2015 Version)”, which was re-recorded with additional lead/solo parts by Jeff Loomis (the original version of the song was included on the album): https://youtu.be/gB4uhCqOH2k

To purchase “Stolen Life (2015 Version)”, please visit iTunes or Amazon.

ARCH ENEMY live in Europe:
May 22, 2015 – Hardclub – Porto, Portugal*
May 23, 2015 – Capitol – Santiago de Compostela*
May 31, 2015 – Komma – Wörgl, Austria (support by DRONE)
June 1, 2015 – Barba Negra Track – Budapest, Hungary (support by DRONE)
June 3, 2015 – Orpheum – Graz, Austria*
(*=supported by UNEARTH and DRONE)

June 4, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany
June 5, 2015 – Metalfest Open Air – Pilsen, Czech Republic
June 6, 2015 – Plein Air de Rock Festival – Jarny, France
June 19, 2015 – Nummirock Metal Festival – Nummijarvi, Finland
June 20, 2015 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
June 21, 2015 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
June 25, 2015 – Bravalla Festival – Norrköping, Sweden
June 26, 2015 – TopFest – Piestany, Slovakia
July 3, 2015 – Pfeffelbach Open Air – Pfeffelbach, Germany
July 5, 2015 – With Full Force Festival – Roitzschjora, Germany
July 17, 2015 – Metal Collision Festival – Frankfurt, Germany
July 18, 2015 – Dynamo Metal Fest – Eindhoven, Netherlands
July 19, 2015 – Two Days A Week Festival – Wiesen, Austria
July 23, 2015 – Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
July 24, 2015 – Lanzenanger Festival – Burglengenfeld, Germany
August 27 – 31, 2015 – Full Metal Cruise III, Scandinavia
August 31, 2015 – Headbangers Weekend – Istanbul, Turkey

Nov. 13, 2015 – Principal Club Theater, Greece
Nov. 14, 2015 – Gargarin 205 – Athens, Greece

NIGHTWISH, ARCH ENEMY, AMORPHIS “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” European tour 2015
Nov. 16, 2015 – Falconer – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 18, 2015 – O2 World – Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 19, 2015 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 20, 2015 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 21, 2015 – König-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
Nov. 23, 2015 – Hall Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
Nov. 25, 2015 – POPB-Bercy – Paris, France
Nov. 26, 2015 – Le Zénith – Toulouse, France
Nov. 28, 2015 – St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
Nov. 29, 2015 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
Dec. 1, 2015 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Dec. 3, 2015 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
Dec. 4, 2015 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Dec. 5, 2015 – Arena – Nürnberg, Germany
Dec. 7, 2015 – Tip Sport Arena Prague – Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10, 2015 – Polivalenta Hall – Bucharest, Romania
Dec. 14, 2015 – Arena – Leipzig, Germany
Dec. 15, 2015 – Max – Schmeling-Halle – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 16, 2015 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dec. 17, 2015 – Lotto Arena – Antwerp, Belgium
Dec. 19, 2015 – Wembley Arena – London, UK

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Tales from the Pit: Arch Enemy! War Eternal

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This past summer I interviewed Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy’s new vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of the band The Agonist. You can read the interview in the next issue of Rock N Roll Industries magazine that will be hitting Guitar Centers in December, 2014. After meeting Alissa and talking to her about the change and following the foots steps of one of the most powerful woman lead singers in metal, I had no doubt that she would blow people’s minds during their tour. On November 12th at the House of Blues in Anaheim I made it just in time to see German metal titans Kreator who were direct support for Arch Enemy. Sad to say I missed Huntress, but I heard from my fellow headbangers in the pit that they did an awesome performance, and that their frontwoman, Jill Janus, had an epic wardrobe!

War Eternal is the first album release from Arch Enemy with their new singer, and was released this past summer.  Their set was a mix of old Arch Enemy and new material from War Eternal. I personally feel it was the perfect combination to satisfy new and old fans. Alissa did an excellent job on the new songs like “War Eternal,”  “As the Pages Burn” and “You Will Know My Name.”  What-is-more, she also took the older material to new heights with her guttural growl and demonic vocals.

If I didn’t already  know her, it would be hard to believe that such a powerful and brutal sound could come out of such a petite and very pretty young lady. She made this metal chick right here very proud! I was right up-front in the pit watching here command the stage. She is so captivating, and I love how she uses full body movements and hand jesters when she sings. She uses the whole stage, and also utilizes her mic stand as a prop to encourage the crowd to pump their fists! A fan screamed out: “I love you!” She heard it and yelled right back: “I love you too!” The fans ate it up and so did I. You can tell she cares about her fans, and throughout the set she engages with them all the time. She keeps the melodic style of death metal and the aggression in the vocals Arch Enemy is famous for. Highlight of the night was getting my paws on one of Michael Amott’s guitar picks: Security let me get in front of the barricade and Michael handed it right to me! Awesome show! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Arch Enemy! Oh, and other very cool highlight,  was seeing Doyle, ex-guitarist for the Misfits, standing on side of the stage taking pictures of the band and watching his girl annihilate!

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Set List:

  1. Enemy Within
  2. War Eternal
  3. Ravenous
  4. Revolution Begins
  5. My Apocalypse
  6. You Will Know My Name
  7. Bloodstained Cross
  8. Under Black Flags We March
  9. As the Pages Burn
  10. Dead Eyes See No Future
  11. No Gods, No Masters
  12. Dead Bury Their Dead
  13. We Will Rise

Encore:

  1. Khaos Overture
  2. Yesterday Is Dead and Gone
  3. Snow Bound
  4. Nemesis
  5. Fields of Desolation

By Raquel Figlo

ARCH ENEMY premieres JUDAS PRIEST cover track

            
This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight (October 23), be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.ARCH ENEMY covered the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” for this special release; to hear their version of the track, head over to Revolver Mag.com for the premiere:
http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=67096

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic ‘Breaking The Law’ anthem by JUDAS PRIEST is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as ARCH ENEMY as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”

ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7″ track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny

ARCH ENEMY is currently touring the world in support of War Eternal, which was hailed as the band’s “strongest album in years” (DECIBEL MAGAZINE). To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes or AmazonMP3 for a digital copy with a bonus track; a variety of physical formats is also available at CM Distro and your local retailer.

For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released videos:
–“War Eternal” music video: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
–“As The Pages Burn” lyric video: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
–“You Will Know My Name” music video: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no
–“No More Regrets” music video: http://youtu.be/tc-p93x5rPQ

A special Spotify playlist by ARCH ENEMY front-woman Alissa White-Gluz can be seen here: http://open.spotify.com/user/thecenturymediafamily/playlist/1f81exjGr27u1maERAlHQf

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY dates (a trailer for the USA tour can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/uLvk9z9GnbQ). VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Oct. 23, 2014 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Oct. 24, 2014 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *
Oct. 25, 2014 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Oct. 26, 2014 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *
Oct. 27, 2014 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Oct. 28, 2014 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
Oct. 29, 2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Nov. 1, 2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *
Nov. 2, 2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *
Nov. 3, 2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *
Nov. 4, 2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *
Nov. 6, 2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *
Nov. 7, 2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *
Nov. 8, 2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
Nov. 10, 2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11, 2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 12, 2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

KREATOR – live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
May 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

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