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Oktober 2016

06.10.2016  Rock at Sage x Popmonitor feat. Kaiser Chiefs Release Party

Live: OFF THE CROSS (BEL) (facebook.com/offthecrossband) – Metal Core
Live: GREEN MACHINE (facebook.com/greenmachine2011) – Rock’n’Roll / Metal

Mainhall: DJ Guess
Dragonfloor: Sylvia & Toxic Twin
Separee: Bruno
Garten: Arvid

13.10.2016  Rock at Sage

Live: AUTONOMICS (USA) (facebook.com/Autonomics-115577908462069) – Rock
Live: WELL KNOWN PIX (facebook.com/wellknownpix) – Alternative/Progressive Pop/Rock

Mainhall: Dennis Concorde
Dragonfloor: Chris L. & Schmolli
Separee: ill O.
Garten: Steve The Machine

20.10.2016 Rock at Sage feat. Korn Release Party

Live: ELECTRIC LOVE (facebook.com/electricloveofficial)– Kick-Ass Modern Punk
Live: SUPERLOADER (DK) (facebook.com/superloader.dk) – Rock

Mainhall: DJs Are Rockstars
Dragonfloor: Sylvia & Marc
Separee: DJ Shredder
Garten: Nic Sleazy

27.10.2016 Rock at Sage feat. Itchy Poopzkid DJ Team* & Lou Reed Memorial Performance

Live: KINGS IN EXILE (DK) – (facebook.com/kingsinexile) – Rock
Live: DIE WERTEN HERREN (facebook.com/diewertenherren) – Legendärer Rock
Live: LOU REED Memorial Performance

Mainhall: *Dancefloor Cleaning System
Dragonfloor: Lana & Steffen
Separee: Kate Kaputto
Garten: DJ Vossi

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15.09.2016 Heaven Shall Burn Release Party

Heaven_Shall_Burn_Wanderer
“Wanderer”

Available as: Standard CD Jewelcase, Ltd. 2CD Mediabook, Ltd. Deluxe 3CD Artbook, Gatefold 2LP+CD, Standard Digital Album, Digital Album (Deluxe Edition)

“He seeks distance to change his perspective
In freedom and seclusion he arranges his thoughts
Strength and power he regains in nature’s shielding bosom
In vivid silence and familiar remoteness he can listen to his heart
Yet he experienced that from no wayfare you return the same
He knows that nothing will change until you change yourself
And therefore every revolutionary is a wanderer.”

HEAVEN SHALL BURN open the visually stunning booklet for their eighth studio album, “Wanderer”, with a quote which sums up the overall idea of the album: during confusing and troubled times you occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds you. This allows you to gain new perspective, energy and focus, so that you can attack those changes with a refreshed and strengthened mindset. Modern life has become so complex that sometimes choosing simplicity and solitude can give you the strength to conquer the chaos around and within you. “Wanderer” isn’t merely offering interesting historical and political stories, but also serves as a travelogue of a journey into one’s inner self. It is the search for a safe haven for our daily stress as well as an outlet for negative feelings and aggression.

Maik Weichert (guitar) on the lyrics of the individual songs on “Wanderer”:

“The Loss Of Fury”:
“The song is about preserving some of your (positive) anger and rage instead of being completely numbed by the daily struggle and grind. Don’t give up. Anger is a very precious emotion and the loss of fury is one of the symptoms of the gradual conformation and standardization of our society.”

“Bring The War Home”:
“It tells the story of a young person (which could be a man or a woman) that was sent to war under the motto of protecting his/her “country and family”. They come back home broken, traumatized and disabled, feeling betrayed by warmongers like politicians and the defense industry. Finally they realize that the ones they wanted to protect would have needed them most at home.”

“Passage Of The Crane”:
“The song and its lyrics were inspired by the story of Sadako Sasakis. The crane works as a symbol for peace and harmony.”

“They Shall Not Pass”:
“The ‘Battle Of Cable Street’ that happened in London in 1936, an event fairly unknown in Germany. The British fascist leader Mosley and his supporters, the ‘Blackshirts’, were put into their place by the residents of the London East End. It is a really nice example of how you can make a change when you unite and put aside your ideological and religious differences. It is a victory over self-proclaimed leaders, who are trying to misuse “the welfare and opinion of the people” in order to strengthen their power and the power of their supporters.”

“Downshifter”:
“It is a song about escaping into the distance and into silence in order not to fall into despair over the current chaos that is happening in the world. However, the goal is to put your thoughts back into order and regain energy, so that you can attack such changes with renewed vigor. It is definitely not about dropping out just because you can no longer deal with your current situation. It is about the tactical step back that pretty much all great strategists take once in a while, the one that is necessary in order to arrange your formations and thoughts for the next major offensive.”

“Prey To God”:
“It seems like most people just need to believe in one or several higher powers – almost like an anatomical predisposition. Since the beginning of time representatives of any kind of religion have abused this tendency in order to manipulate people and get them involved in wars.”

“Save Me“:
“Getting help and inspiration from friends and role models is a true gift. Still, nobody can save you other than yourself.”

“Corium“:
“Corium is a lava-like mixture that is formed during a nuclear meltdown. Luckily this has only happened three times outside of any laboratories. In the song, corium stands as a symbol for the insanity of the nuclear industry, which is ruthlessly profit-orientated, manipulative and irresponsible for our future. At first sight the use of nuclear power looks like it might have many benefits. Still, would you also buy an elephant and put it up in your living room if you had no idea where to put its droppings?”

“Extermination Order”:
“It is a song about the genocide of the Nama and Herero in the former German South-West Africa, now Namibia. Until now the German government hasn’t fully taken care of reparations and rehabilitation for the families and descendants.”

”A River Of Crimson”:
“The lyrics were inspired by the son of a good friend of the band who is battling leukemia for the second time. He asked us to write a song about blood, because it is so important and precious. It is not a song about the illness, but rather about the wonder that pumps through our blood vessels.”

For the breathtaking artwork of “Wanderer”, HEAVEN SHALL BURN sent their friend and photographer Christian Thiele on a quest and asked him to capture the beauty of mountains, plains and shorelines. Once again the album was produced by guitarist Alexander Dietz and co-produced by guitarist Maik Weichert. While the drums were tracked by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, the rest of the album was recorded at Dietz’s own Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen. Tue Madsen mixed and mastered “Wanderer” at Chemical Burn Studios as well as at his Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. “Wanderer” is the first album to feature Christian Bass on drums.

The “Too Good To Steal From” bonus CD compiles all of the cover versions they had ever recorded since signing with Century Media Records in 2003. After its release on HEAVEN SHALL BURN’s breakthrough album “Iconoclast”, the band’s cover of the Edge Of Sanity classic “Black Tears” quickly became a crowd favorite. Popularity has never been the driving force for their choice of covers, but rather paying tribute to some of their favorite artists and songs – no matter if they were coming from the realms of metal, alternative, punk or hardcore. HEAVEN SHALL BURN invited Frank Blackfire for a guest solo on their blistering cover of Sodom’s “Agent Orange”, which is available on all formats except the standard jewel-case and standard digital album. For their version of My Dying Bride’s atmospheric “The Cry Of Mankind”, they got support from Sólstafir vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, who added his hauntingly beautiful melodic vocals to the final track on the album. George “Corpsegrinder“ Fisher co-handles the  vocals on “Prey To God” with Marcus Bischoff, while their friend Nick Hipa recorded some extra shredding for “Save Me”.
The luxurious coffee table Artbook comes with an extended 60-page booklet as well as the ”Too Good To Steal From“ CD. On top of all that, fans get an alternative mix, entitled the “Dark Purity Mix”, of all original songs done by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios, Hamburg. It offers an extended soundtrack for your own personal journey.

HEAVEN SHALL BURN have already played high-profile festivals such as Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (DE), Deichbrand (DE), Highfield (DE), Vainstream Rockfest (DE), Nova Rock (AT), Graspop Metal Meeting (BE), Hellfest (FR) and Rock Fest Barcelona (ES) this summer, and they will play a short and exclusive club tour around the release of “Wanderer” which sold out in most cities within 24 hours.

HEAVEN SHALL BURN “Wanderer” (52:44):
1. The Loss Of Fury (2:23)
2. Bring The War Home (4:21)
3. Passage Of The Crane (3:58)
4. They Shall Not Pass (5:33)
5. Downshifter (6:00)
6. Prey To God (3:09)
7. My Heart Is My Compass (1:10)
8. Save Me (4:57)
9. Corium (5:28)
10. Extermination Order (3:20)
11. A River Of Crimson (4:48)
12. The Cry Of Mankind (7:36)

Line-Up:
Marcus Bischoff – vocals
Maik Weichert – guitar
Alexander Dietz – guitar
Eric Bischoff – bass
Christian Bass – drums

Discography:
In Battle…  MCD – 1998
Split-LP with Fall Of Serenity – 1999
Asunder – 2000
Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn, The Split Program – 2000
Whatever It May Take – 2002
Antigone – 2004
Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn, The Split Program II – 2005
Deaf To Our Prayers – 2006
Iconoclast (Part One: The Final Resistance) – 2008
Bildersturm – Iconoclast II (The Visual Resistance) – 2009
Invictus (Iconoclast III) – 2010
VETO – 2013
Wanderer – 2016

HEAVEN SHALL BURN online:
www.heavenshallburn.com
www.facebook.com/officialheavenshallburn

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01.09.2016 To The Rats And Wolves – Dethroned – Release Party

01.09. To The Rats And Wolves - Dethroned - ArtworkYoung.Used.Wasted

TO THE RATS AND WOLVES ist ein Lebensgefühl. Einfach mal den Kopf ausschalten und sich eine Auszeit vom öden Alltag und dem Erwachsenwerden nehmen. Man ist schließlich nur einmal jung.

2012 gegründet konnte die aufstrebende Band bereits bei der Veröffentlichung ihres Debüts »Neverland« im Mai 2015 mit beeindruckenden Zahlen aufwarten. Ihre erste Single erzielte über 250.000 Klicks und das Album schaffte es auf Platz 2 der deutschen iTunes-Metal-Charts. Kurz darauf unterschrieb die junge Truppe beim Label Arising Empire, das das beliebte »Neverland« wiederveröffentlichte.

»Neverland« führte das Sextett in der Konsequenz mit stetig steigender Beliebtheit und wachsenden Zuschauerzahlen über die Bühnen Deutschlands. Neben zahlreichen Festivals, der „Wieder Geil-Tour 2015“ mit WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, exklusiven Club-Shows auf den Geki-Rock-Shows in Shibuya, Tokio ging es für TO THE RATS AND WOLVES auch in 2016 mit Power nach vorne. Neben der erneuten dauerhaften Festivalpräsenz konnte die Band auch als offizieller Tour-Support für BRING ME THE HORIZON auf ihren drei exklusiven Deutschland-Shows, sowie als Opener auf zwei Shows von ASKING ALEXANDRIA mit ihrer intensiven, schweißtreibenden Performance überzeugen.

Ausverkaufte Hallen, dauerhaft setigende Follower- und Klickzahlen in den Sozialen Medien geben den Ratten & Wölfen Recht. 

Nachdem »Neverland« mit seiner einzigartigen Melange aus durchdringendem Post-Hardcore und höchst tanzbaren Electro-Elementen TO THE RATS AND WOLVES zur Spitze der deutschen Trancecore-Szene aufschließen ließ, liefern die Essener mit »Dethroned« einen mehr als würdiger Nachfolger. Das weiterentwickelte Gesamtkonzept setzt ästhetisch als auch musikalisch neue Maßstäbe: die ohnehin großen Singalongs, mit denen TO THE RATS AND WOLVES in der Vergangenheit so sehr punkten konnten, sind noch  eingängiger, die Trance-Parts noch intensiver und ausgeklügelter gestaltet und spätestens jetzt haben sich die Pottler den Breakdown-Nobelpreis verdient.

Das Motto ist und bleibt: Young.Used.Wasted… und das wird weiter fleißig neben und besonders auf der Bühne mehr als ausgelebt!

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25.8.2016 Any Given Day – Everlasting – Release Party

AGD

Track-Liste:
1. My Doom
2. Endurance
3. Levels
4. Coward King
5. Mask Of Lies
6. Sinner’s Kingdom
7. Hold Back The Time
8. Masquerade
9. Ignite The Light
10. Farewell
11. Arise (feat. Matthew K.Heafy)
12. The Bitter Man
AGD-Everlasting

„This is who we are and this is where we stay“

Die Metal-Senkrechtstarter ANY GIVEN DAY aus dem Herzen des Ruhrgebiets veröf-
fentlichen am 26. August ihr zweites Album „Everlasting“ und machen auch abseits des Titels unmissverständlich klar, dass die Band bereit ist mit voller Kraft und lautstark den nächsten Schritt in ihrer Karriere zu unternehmen.

2014 haben ANY GIVEN DAY mit ihren Debüt „My Longest Way Home“ erfolgreich den großen Sprung geschafft: Vom Internet Hype (das Cover zum RIHANNA Song „Diamonds“ wurde viele Millionen mal auf YouTube geklickt) in die Top 30 der deutschen Albumcharts und auf die großen (Festival-) Bühnen (u.a. With Full Force, Rock Im Revier, Summer Breeze). 2016 treten ANY GIVEN DAY nun den Beweis an, dass sie nicht nur gekommen sind um zu bleiben, sondern auch in der Lage sind, das Energielevel ein weiteres Mal zu erhöhen.

Für die Entstehung von „Everlasting“ haben ANY GIVEN DAY sich zwar auf das bewährte Set-Up des ersten Albums verlassen, die Variabilität des Sounds aber im Gegensatz zum Vorgänger ungleich erhöht. Viele Songs präsentieren sich zugänglicher und abwechslungsreicher, ohne allerdings die Grower-Qualitäten jeder einzelnen Komposition aus den Augen zu verlieren. Dass Künstler mit solch hohen Ansprüchen auch die Gästeliste knapp und absolut hochwertig besetzen, steht selbstverständlich außer Frage: Bei dem bereits live erprobten „Arise“ hat niemand geringeres als TRIVIUMS Matthew Heafy seine Stimme beigesteuert.

Pünktlich zum Start der hochkarätig besetzten IMPERICON Festivals und der PRO-
GRESSION Tour im Frühjahr, haben ANY GIVEN DAY mit „Endurance“ bereits den ersten Vorboten zum neuen Album ins Rennen geschickt und für den Festivalsommer wie auch die kommende Release-Tour noch das ein oder andere Ass im Ärmel. Zweifellos: „Everlasting“ wird bleiben.

DISKOGRAPHIE:
2014 My Longest Way Home
2016 My Longest Way Home (Dokumentation)
2016 Everlasting

LINKS:
www.anygivenday.eu
www.facebook.com/AnyxGivenxDay
www.instagram.com/anygivenday
www.twitter.com/anyxgivenxday

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September 2016

01.09.2016  Rock at Sage feat. To The Rats And Wolves Release Party

Live: FRANKLIN ZOO (DK) – (facebook.com/franklinzoofb) – Rock
Live: JOYJUICE (facebook.com/JOYJUICEMUSIC) – Rock`N`Rap

Mainhall: DJ Guess
Dragonfloor: Sylvia & Kalli feat. To The Rats And Wolves – Release Party
Separee: Kotti, Korti & Concorde
Garten: Steve The Machine

08.09.2016  Rock at Sage

Live: GREY CITY PASSENGERS (facebook.com/GreyCityPassengers) – Rock´N´Roll
Live: BEQUERRELS (facebook.com/Becquerels) – Indie-Pop

Mainhall: DJ Shredder
Dragonfloor: Chris L. & Steffen
Separee: ill O.
Garten: Soeren

15.09.2016  Rock at Sage feat. Heaven Shall Burn Release Party

Live: THE HERETIX (SWE) (facebook.com/theheretixofficial) – Heavy Rock
Live: STELLA ROCKT (facebook.com/stellarockt.de) – Rock

Mainhall: Wanderlust Rhythms & TNT DJ-Team
Dragonfloor: Lana & Sylvia
Separee: Bruno
Garten: DJ Vossi

22.09.2016 Rock at Sage

Mainhall: Dennis Concorde
Dragonfloor: Marc & Toxic Twin
Separee: DJ Darth Nader
Garten: Nic Sleazy

Live: DARK MOURNING (CAN) (facebook.com/darkmourningwpg) – Hard Rock / Metal
Live: The V´s (facebook.com/itsthevs) – Monstruous

29.09.2016 Rock at Sage x Popmonitor feat. Jack Daniels Drop by Drop Competition

Live: COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS (DK) (facebook.com/cnfadk) – Metal
Live: BARRENSTEIN (facebook.com/barrensteinmusik) – Rock

Mainhall: Kate Kaputto
Dragonfloor: Schmolli & Steffen
Separee: Iggy Nop
Garten: Hauptstadtrocker

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