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SERENITY tour dates 2016

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Serenity, Tour, News, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Powerwolf, Kamelot

Symphonic metallers Serenity will be on the road during spring. The guys play some shows with their label mates Xandria, but also with Powerwolf and Kamelot. Sounds like cool packages and here are the dates:

 

Symphonic Metal Nights Part I
/w Xandria
02.02.2016 - Hamburg / Logo
03.02.2016 - Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
04.02.2016 - München / Backstage
05.02.2016 - Linz / Central
06.02.2016 - Solothurn / Kofmehl
07.02.2016 - Bosco Marengo / LIVE23
09.02.2016 - Paris / Divan Du Monde
10.02.2016 - London / The Underworld
11.02.2016 - Zaandam / De Flux
12.02.2016 - Bochum / Matrix
13.02.2016 - Magdeburg / Factory
14.02.2016 - Berlin / K17
16.02.2016 - Zlin / Masters Of Rock Café
17.02.2016 - Wien / Szene
18.02.2016 - Aalen / Rock it
19.02.2016 - Bamberg / Live-Club
20.02.2016 - Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
21.02.2016 - Vosselaar / BIEBOB


/w Powerwolf
26.03.2016 DE - Karlsruhe, Substage
27.03.2016 AT - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
28.03.2016 AT - Graz, Explosiv
31.03.2016 DE - Erfurt, HsB
01.04.2016 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
03.04.2016 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
04.04.2016 ES - Madrid, La Riviera
06.04.2016 FR - Toulouse, Bikini
07.04.2016 FR - Cognac, West Rock
08.04.2016 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl

 

/w Kamelot
21.04.16 CZ - Praha / Meet Factory
22.04.16 DE - Andernach / JUZ Live Club
23.04.16 BE - Antwerpen / Muziekcentrum Trix
24.04.16 NL - Zwolle / Poppodium Hedon
26.04.16 CH - Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
27.04.16 CH - Luzern / Konzerthaus Schüür

SERENITY tour dates 2016
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CD review BOREALIS "Purgatory"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Borealis, Brainstorm, Evergrey, News, CD Review, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Kamelot

(8/10) Metal from Canada means Annihilator when it comes to thrash, Anvil when it comes to metal and Rush when we talk about prog. Power metal wasn't so far something Canada was famous for. This might change with "Purgatory", the newest release from Boeralis.

The tracklist of Purgatory" contains 12 new songs that are positioned somewhere between melodic metal and power metal. In case you haven't heard from the five-piece before you should think about bands like Evergrey, Kamelot and Brainstorm.

The Ontario-based guys surprised me with their new album. "Purgatory" is not really a musical revolution. They joy of the album is more the immese power, the forceful production and the love for detail. 

The cherry on the cake with Borealis is their singer Matt Marinelli. The guy has an awesome voice that covers a range from higher screams up to rougher vocals. It is this wide range that allows an emotional interpretation of the tunes.

It's hard to pick out some songs since the level is constantly high. But there are a few tracks I really like after havingheard them a couple of times. "The chosen one" is one of them. The tune has a progressive tough by still sticking to the melodic metal roots. It also comes with a great solo and vocal lines that are catchy. The keyboards might be a bit dominant in certain parts, but they support the song and add something to the totality instead of weakening the positive impression.

Next to those signs of power Borealis also manage the silent parts. "Rest my child" is a soulful ballad that builds up towards the end. Instead of drowning in cliche the tune is touching and a great moment on "Puragtory".

Last but not least, the title track. I think that the number is well chosen for being the name giver for the longplayer. It combines all what Borealis stands for - power, crunchy riffs, big sounds, catchy melodies, heaviness and a skosh of prog.

The only thing that doesn't really gives me the shivers is the cover. But who cares...

"Purgatory" became a very 'European' power metal album, performed by a band from Canada. It's an excellent longplayer for intensive headbanging and I hope we will see th guys in Europe pretty soon. One of the best power metal records in 2015.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Past the veil
  2. From the ashes
  3. The chosen one
  4. Destiny
  5. Darkest sin
  6. My peace
  7. Place of darkness
  8. Welcome to eternity
  9. Sacrifice
  10. Rest my child
  11. Purgatory
  12. Revelation

 

Label: AFM 

Genre: Power Metal

Release date: Already released 

CD review BOREALIS "Purgatory"
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Several tour dates in Europe and North America

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Kamelot, Coal Chamber, Zodiac, Tour, News, Moonspell, Powerwolf, Civil War

 

 

KAMELOT
North American Tour 
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

SUMMER FESTIVALS
27.06.2015 BG – Kavarna / Kavarna Rock Festival
04.07.2015 RO – Romania / I Am The Rocker Festival
09.07.2015 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock FestivalEUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR
17.09.2015 FR – Paris / La Cigale
19.09.2015 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
25.09.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår'n
26.09.2015 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
27.09.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Medis
29.09.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
01.10.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
02.10.2015 FI - Seinäjoki / Rytmikorjaamo
03.10.2015 FI – Helsinki / Circus
05.10.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
06.10.2015 PL – Warszawa / Club Progresja
08.10.2015 IT – Milano / Live Music Club
16.10.2015 NL – Tilburg / Poppodium 013
More dates to be announced soon!


COAL CHAMBER
UK Tour
20.05.15 UK - Leeds / Stylus
21.05.15 UK - Norwich / THE LCR
22.05.15 UK - Warwick / Copper Rooms
23.05.15 UK - Notthingham / Rock City
24.05.15 UK - Glasgow / ABC
26.05.15 UK - Bristol / Motion
27.05.15 UK - Exeter / Lemon Grove
29.05.15 UK - Wolverhampton / Wulfrun
30.05.15 UK - Manchester / The Ritz
31.05.15 UK - London / Koko

01.06.15 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg Max
02.06.15 LUX - Luxembourg / Kulturfabrik
03.06.15 BE - Antwerp / Trix
04.06.15 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
07.06.15 AT - Vienna / Rock In Vienna


POWERWOLF
29. - 30.05.15 SE - Örebro / Metallsvenskan 
11. - 13.06.15 CH - Interlaken / Greenfield Festival
12. - 14.06.15 AT - Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock
20.06.15 NL - Dokkum / Dokkem Open Air
10.07.15 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
11.07.15 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
18.07.15 HU - Budapest / Rockmarathon
24. – 26.07.15 ES – Barcelona / Rockfest
30.07.15 - 01.08.15 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
08. - 09.08.15 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival 
13.08.15 - 15.08.15 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
28.08.15 DE - Schleswig / Baltic Open Air 

‘Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015:
03.09.15 CH - Pratteln / Z 7
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
11.09.15 CH - Vevey / Rocking Chair
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
22.10.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club
23.10.15 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.10.15 DE – Munich / Backstage
29.10.15 DE – Ravensburg / Oberschwabenhalle
30.10.15 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
31.10.15 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
01.11.15 BE – Antwerpen / Trix
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage


MOONSPELL 
US TOUR 
/w Septicflesh & Deathstars 
13.05.15 CAN – Toronto / The Opera House
14.05.15 CAN – Montreal / Theatre Corona
15.05.15 NY – Rochester / Montage Music Hall
16.05.15 PA – Worcester / The Palladium
17.05.15 NY – New York / Gramercy Theatre
18.05.15 VA – Springfield / Empire
19.05.15 GA – Atlanta / The Masquerade

03.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival – 
Napalm Records Label Night
14.08.15 RO - Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest
23.10.2015 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
24.10.2015 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
25.10.2015 AT – Graz / PPC
26.10.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
27.10.2015 SK – Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
28.10.2015 PL – Cracov / Fabryka
29.10.2015 PL – Poznan / Eskulap
30.10.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
31.10.2015 PL – Gdansk / B90
01.11.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
02.11.2015 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena
03.11.2015 EE – Tallinn / Rockclub Tapper
04.11.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
05.11.2015 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.11.2015 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
07.11.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
09.11.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
10.11.2015 NO – Oslo / John Dee
11.11.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
12.11.2015 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
14.11.2015 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
15.11.2015 CZ – Zlin / Winter Masters of Rock
16.11.2015 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.11.2015 CH – Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
18.11.2015 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony
19.11.2015 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
20.11.2015 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie
21.11.2015 BE – Huy / Atelier Rock
22.11.2015 NL – Eindhoven / Epicfest


CIVIL WAR

29.05.15 SE - Borlänge / Liljan - Release Party
30.05.15 SE - Brunflo / Beast of Rock
03.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out And Loud Festival
05.06.15 CH – Zug / Bonebreaker Mayhem Festival 2015
06.06.15 CZ - Pilzen / Metal Fest
25.07.15 DE - Gelsenkirchen / Sabaton Open Air
15.08.15 SE - Falun / Sabaton Open Air
04.09.15 NOR - Bryne / Brynerocken Festival
28.11.15 SE - Gothenburg / Scandinavium Arena /w Hammerfall & Edguy
'Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
/w Powerwolf
22.10.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club
23.10.15 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.10.15 DE – München / Backstage
29.10.15 DE – Ravensburg / Oberschwabenhalle
30.10.15 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
31.10.15 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn


BRANT BJORK
29.05.15 DE - München / Rockavaria 
30.05.15 DE – Gelsenkirchen / Rock im Revier 
20.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest 
24.07.15 DE - Beelen / Krach am Bach 
30.07.15 DE - Breitenbach / Burg Herzberg Festival


JOHN GARCIA
19.06.2015 CH - Schmitten, Schmittner Open Air
26.06.2015 NL - Hilversum, De Vorstin
27.06.2015 GER - Finowfurt, Race 61
28.06.2015 GER - Hamburg, Klubsen
30.06.2015 GER - Köln, Underground
01.07.2015 GER - Hannover, Glocksee
02.07.2015 UK - London, Garage
03.07.2015 BE - Ghent, Vooruit Balzaal
04.07.2015 GR - Athen Rockwave Festival
05.07.2015 GER - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.07.2015 GER - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
08.07.2015 GER - München, Strom
09.07.2015 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
10.07.2015 GER - Erfurt,
Stoned From The Underground Festival 2015


ATROCITY
„OKKULT“ World Tour 2015
16.05.15 ECUADOR - Quito, Teatro México 
17.05.15 COLOMBIA - Bogota, Ozzy Bar 
19.05.15 PERU - Lima, Discoteca Centrica
20.05.15 CHILE - Santiago, Rock & Guitarras
22.05.15 BOLIVIA - Cochabamba, Ex-Carnivale 
23.05.15 BOLIVIA - La Paz, Cinemateca Boliviana 
24.05.15 ARGENTINA - Buenos Aires, The Roxy Live 
26.05.15 URUGUAY - Montevideo, BJ Sala 
13.06.15 DE - Chronical Moshers Open Air
14.08.15 SWE - Rockstad Falun Sabaton Open Air


EVIL INVADERS
/w  Skull Fist
13.05.15 SP - Donostia / Sala Doka
14.05.15 FR - Perpignan / Le BBC
15.05.15 FR - Paris / Covent Garden
16.05.15 DE - Luenen / Luekaz
17.05.15 NL - Rotterdam / Baroeg
19.05.15 FR - Dijon / La Vapeur
20.05.15 FR - Colmar / Le Grillen
21.05.15 DE - Marburg / KFZ
22.05.15 NL - Arnhem / Willemeen
23.05.15 DE - Duesseldorf / Pitcher
24.05.15 NL - Almelo / Naxt Stage
26.05.15 DE - Pforzheim / Kupferdächle
27.05.15 CH - Winterthur / Gaswerk
28.05.15 IT - Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
29.05.15 AT - Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
30.05.15 AT - Vienna / Escape
31.05.15 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
02.06.15 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender
03.06.15 DE - Tannheim / Schwarzer Adler
04.06.15 DE - Munich / Backstage
05.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
06.06.15 DE - Gera / Sächsischer Bahnhof
07.06.15 CZ - Plsen / Metalfest CZ
08.06.15 PL - Cracow / Fabryka
09.06.15 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
10.06.15 PL - Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.06.15 DE - Berlin / K17
13.06.15 DE - Hamburg / Bambi Galore

Upcoming festivals: 
21.06.15 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
04.07.15 MA - Paceville / Remedy
11.07.15 BE - Balen / Schepskermis
17.07.15 BE - Herk De Stad / Rock Herk
17.07.15 NL - Eindhoven / De Effenaar
25.07.15 BE - Hasselt / LAM Summerfest
16.08.15 BE - Ieper / Ieperfest
05.09.15 DE - Katzenbach / Metallergrillen
19.09.15 DE - Wiesau Storm / Crusher Festival
26.09.15 BE - Hamont Achel / De Posthoorn


NACHTBLUT
14.05.15 DE - Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
15.05.15 DE - München / Backstage 
16.05.15 DE - Stuttgart / Zentral
21.05.15 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
22.05.15 DE - Siegburg / Kubana
23.05.15 DE - Ottweiler / Club Schulz 


GLOWSUN
15.05.15 GR - Larissa / Stage Club
16.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Principal Club
17.05.15 GR - Athens / Six D.O.G.S.
30.05.15 FR - Douai / Peniche Igelrock
05.06.15 FR - Mons En Bareoul / Le Trait D´Union
06.06.15 BE - Courtail / The Pit´s
11.06.15 FR - Paris / Glazart
12.06.15 FR - Lyon / Warmaudio
13.06.15 FR - Nice / Le Volume
14.06.15 IT - Milano / Lo Fi
15.06.15 CH - Zurich / Kinski
16.06.15 DE - München / Feierwerk
19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
20.06.15 FR - Dieppe / Stoned Peeble Night


CANDLEMASS
29.05.15 SE - Örebro / Metallsvenskan
09. - 11.07.15 DK - Fredericia / Metal Magic Festival
15.08.15 SE - Falun / Sabaton Open Air

W.A.S.P.
11.09.2015 UK – London / Troxy
12.09.2015 UK – Leeds / O2 Academy
13.09.2015 UK – Newscastle / O2 Academy
14.09.2015 UK – Manchester / Ritz
16.09.2015 IRL – Dublin / Academy
17.09.2015 IRL – Belfast / Limelight
18.09.2015 UK – Glasgow / O2 Academy
19.09.2015 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
21.09.2015 UK – Wolverhampton / Wulfrun Hall
22.09.2015 UK – Bristol / Motion


MEGAHERZ
15.05.2015 DE – Schafflund / Wallsbüll Open Air
04.-06.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
09.-12.07.2015 DE - Rieden-Kreuth / G.O.N.D Festival
12.08.2015 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival


XANDRIA
16.05.15 DE - Neumünster / Dark Nature Festival
23.05.15 RO - Bucharest / Iubim2rot
09.07.15 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
08.08.15 ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock

/w Powerwolf - Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Köln / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit

17.10.15 NL - Eindhoven / FemMe - Female Metal Festival
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage


DELAIN 
NIGHTWISH TOUR 2015
13.05.2015 US - Charlotte NC / Filmore 
14.05.2015 US - Silver Springs MD / Filmore 

Upcoming Festivals
04.06.2015 SE - Norje / Sweden Rock 
27.06.2015 BG - Kavarna / Kavarna Rock
04.07.2015 LUX - Luxembourg / Diekirch Live
09.07.2015 DE - Ballenstedt / Rock Harz 
11.07.2015 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival
07.08.2015 UK - Derbyshire / Bloodstock Open Air
16.08.2015 FR - Vannes / Motocultor Festival

European Headlining Tour
(+ Special Guest: The Gentle Storm)
22.10.15 UK - Bristol / The Marble Factory
23.10.15 UK - Birmingham / Institute Library 
24.10.15 UK - Manchester / Academy 2
25.10.15 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington 
27.10.15 CH - Solothurn / Kopfmehl
28.10.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
29.10.15 FR – Paris / Divan Du Monde
30.10.15 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.10.15 DE – Andernach / Juz Live Club
02.11.15 DE – München / Backstage Halle
03.11.15 IT – Milan / Live Club
04.11.15 AT – Graz / Explosiv
05.11.15 HU – Budapest / Club 202
06.11.15 SK – Bratislava / Randal Club
07.11.15 PL – Warschau / Club Progresia
08.11.15 DE - Berlin / K17


THE ANSWER
12.06.15 CH Greenfield Festival
13.06.15 AT Nova Rock Festival
20.06.15 FR Hellfest Festival
30.07.15 DE Wacken Festival


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
14.06.15 UK - Donington / Download Festival
15.06.15 DE - Cologne / Luxor
16.06.15 CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
17.06.15 CZ - Ostrava / Garage Club
18.06.15 DE - Munich / Backstage
19.06.15 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
20.06.15 CH - Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
21.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest 


HEIDEVOLK
06.06.2015 CZ - Plzen / Metalfest Open Air Czechia
12.06.2015 DE - Kursdorf / Brann Open Air
19.06.2015 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
13.08. - 15.08.2015 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summerbreeze Festival


FINSTERFORST
15.05.2015 DE - Bornstedt / Dark Troll Festival 
28.05.2015 ES - Madrid
29.05.2015 ES - Malaga
30.05.2015 ES - Alicante
31.05.2015 ES - Barcelona
03.06.2015 DE - Geiselwind / Out and Loud, Napalm Records Label Night 
04.07.2015 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest 
09.07.2015 DE - Ballenstedt / Rockharz
24.07.2015 UKR - Carpathian Alliance Festival 
12.08.2015 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
20.09.2015 UK - Selby / Warhorns Festival
12.09.2015 DE - Freiburg / Finsterfest 


THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN
15.05.15 US - Tulsa / Jake Downtown Lounge
19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
27.06.15 FR - Bourlon / Rock IN Bourlon 


NERVOSA

/w HIRAX
09.07.15 CZ - Trutnov / Obscene Extreme
11.07.15 POL - Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.07.15 POL - Szczecin / Slowianin Club
13.07.15 POL - Warsaw / Progressja
14.07.15 GER - Berlin / SO36
16.07.15 SVK - Kosice / Colliseum Club
17.07.15 CZ - Pohori / Agressive Fest
19.07.15 GER - Egelsee / Schwarzer Adler
21.07.15 SLO - Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
22.07.15 AUT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
23.07.15 GER - Kassel / K19
25.07.15 NL – Steenwijk / Stonehenge
26.07.15 BEL - Ostend / JH OHK
26.08.15 LV - Riga / Nabaklab
27.08.15 EE - Tallin / Tapper
28.08.15 RU - St. Petersburg / Backstage Club
29.08.15 RU - Moscow / Brooklyn
30.08.15 RU - Tver / Soboka Mile
31.08.15 RU - Smolensk / A-Club
01.09.15 RU - Novomoskovsk / Mad Dog
02.09.15 RU - Voronezh / Exit Club
03.09.15 RU - Rostov On Don / Podzemka
04.09.15 RU - Krasnodar / SY 27
06.09.15 RU - Tula / M2 Club


GRAVE DIGGER
15.05.15 DE - Schafflund / Wallsbüll Open Air
04.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
05.06.15 CZ - Pilzen / Metalfest Pilzen
12.06.15 DE - Leipzig / Brann Open Air
27.06.15 DE - Dischingen / Rock am Härtsfeldsee

27.10.15 US - Baltimore / Soundstage
29.10.15 CA - Toronto / Danforth Music Hall
30.10.15 CA - Montreal / Corona
31.10.15 US - Worcester / Palladium
01.11.15 US - Philadelphia Union Transfer
03.11.15 US - New York / Webster Hall
04.11.15 US - Munhall / Carnegie Music Hall
06.11.15 US - Pontiac / The Crofoot
07.11.15 US - Cleveland / House of Blues
08.11.15 US - Chicago / Concord Music Hall
09.11.15 US - Minneapolis / Mill City Nights
11.11.15 US - Denver / The Summit Music Hall
13.11.15 CA - Calgary / MacEwan Hall
14.11.15 CA - Edmonton / Union Hall
16.11.15 CA - Vancouver / Commodore Ballroom
17.11.15 US - Seattle / Studio Seven
19.11.15 US - San Francisco / The Fillmore
20.11.15 US - Sacramento / Ace Of Spades
21.11.15 US - Anaheim City / National Grove of Anaheim
22.11.15 US - Tempe / The Marquee
24.11.15 US - Dallas / Gas Monkey Live
25.11.15 US - Houston / Warehouse Live
27.11.15 US - Atlanta / The Masquerade
28.11.15 US - Orlando / The Plaza Live

26.12.15 DE - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
27.12.15 DE - München / Backstage
28.12.15 DE - Bochum / Zeche
29.12.15 DE - Berlin / C-Club
31.12.15 DE - Nürnberg / MS Franconia - Aqua Ruction


LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE
16.05.2015 BE - Neerpelt / Eurorock Festival
12.06.2015 RO - Bucharest / Metalhead Meeting Festival
12.07.2015 CZ - Vizovice / Masters of Rock Festival
25.07.2015 DE - Munich / Free and Easy Festival
11.09.2015 RU - St. Petersburg / Backstage Club
12.09.2015 FIN - Helsinki / MeriRock


THE NEW ROSES
15.05.15 DE - Bückeburg / Schraubbar
16.05.15 DE - Schwerin / Speicher
17.05.15 DE - Hannover / Capitol (Support von Accept)
19.05.15 DE - Leipzig / Werk 2 (Support von Accept)
20.05.15 DE - München / Hardrock Cafe
22.05.15 CH - Zug / Chollerhalle
23.05.15 CH - Lenzburg / Met Bar
24.05.15 DE - Obersdorf / Alte Mühle
25.05.15 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse-Bar
26.05.15 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra Track (Support von ACCEPT)
27.05.15 AT - Wien / Der Bach
28.05.15 AT - Straubing / Raven
26.06.15 DE - Hamburg / Hamburg Harley Days
03.07.15 CH - Lugano / Swiss Harley Days
04.07.15 DE – Empfenbach / Open Air Empfenbach
17.07.15 DE - Dettighofen / Open Air
23.07.15 DE - Emden / Summer In The City
24.07.15 DE - Bremen / Meisenfrei Wacken Warm Up Party
25.07.15 DE - Marne / Koppelschänke Festival
30.07.15 DE - Geiselwind / Bike & Music Weekend
01.08.15 DE - Dittelsheim / 1. Koppberg Rock Event
05.09.15 DE - Rockenhausen / Metallergrillen Festival
25.09.15 DE - Oberursel / Festival


MY SLEEPING KARMA
22.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Eightballs
23.05.15 GR - Athens / An Club
29.05.15 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
30.05.15 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
03.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
20.06.15 CH - Genf / Fete De La Musique
26.06.15 DE - Fulda / Kulturkeller
27.06.15 DE - Köln / Underground
30.07.15 DE - Breitenbach /Burg Herzberg Festival
01.08.15 DE - Bad Kötzing / Void Fest 


MONKEY3
23.05.2015 CH - Geneva / PTR L'Usine ( with SAMAEL)
30.05.2015 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
05.06.2015 DE - Siegen / Freak Valley Festival
03.07.2015 IT - Ome (Brescia) / Somenfest


ZODIAC
13.06.2015 DE – Phönix Open Air e.V.
25.07.2015 DE - Rengsdorfer Rockfestival
30.07.2015 - 01.08.2015 DE - Wacken Open Air
22.08.2015 DE - German Kultrock Festival
28.08.-29.08.2015 DE - Neuborn Open Air Festival


ALUNAH
16.05.15 UK - Edinburgh / Bannerman's
23.10.15 - 24.10.15 MT - Chateau Buskett / The Malta Doom Metal Festival



 

 

 

 

Several tour dates in Europe and North America
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CD review KAMELOT "Haven"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Kamelot, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, News, CD Review

(7/10) It was in 1991 when guitarist Thomas Youngblood and drummer Richard Warner founded Kamelot. Quite regularly the band releases new albums and the newest kid in town is ready to enter the record shops. "Haven" is the name of the album that has 13 songs. It is the second album with singer Tommy Karevik that joined in 2012 - following the band long time vocalist Roy Khan. But, as on "Silverthorn", Karevik does an excellent job on the new album too. He found his spot in the band.

"Haven" has again all the trademarks of the band. The songs are bombastic and they all have this cineastic expression. Kamelot tells stories by utilizing music. That is what we know from the band and that is what we also expect from them. This time things aren't abstact. Youngblood and bandmates reflect on the current state of civilization. Again things are expressed very emotional and the tunes switch between dark/melancholic and a more positive outlook. Simply the real life.

The darker expression in tunes like "Citizen zero" works best for me. The same goes for the furious "Liar liar (Wasteland monarchy)". But also the heavy "Revolution" belongs to the winner tracks on "Haven". Interesting also the fact that the title song is an instrumental, placed at the end. It is more like a longer outro that feels like the calmness after the storm and the 'revolution'. It is unusual, but it works and it makes sense. It feels like the instrumental is the last destination on an intensive and epical journey. You reached 'haven'.

Next to all mentioned "Haven" shows again the consistancy of Kamelot. They write good songs, full of emotions. But I also can hear a certain stagnation when it comes to the music. Doubtless, this standstill is on a pretty high level, but I miss the surprising moments on "Haven". There could be more of those 'wow' moments.

What is for sure a plus on "Haven" is the excellent production. Sascha Paeth gave Kamelot a powerful and dense sound that supports the symphonic approach of the music very well. Another interesting side note is that the band from Tampa also invited guest for recording "Haven". It is Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz, Charlotte Wessels from Delain and Troy Donockley (Nightwish) who supported with parts on the longplayer.

Again, "Haven" is a good album. It will be loved by fans of the band but it also could carry a few more surprising moments. This would spice up things even more and would make a good longplayer to an outstanding one.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Fallen star
  2. Insomnia
  3. Citizen zero
  4. Veil of elysium
  5. Under grey skies
  6. My therapy
  7. Ecclesia
  8. End of innosence
  9. Beautiful apocalypse
  10. Liar liar (Wsteland monarchy)
  11. Here's to the fall
  12. Revolution
  13. Haven

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Symphonic Metal

CD review KAMELOT "Haven"
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