The Weekly Ticket Stub...

Indeed another mammoth week in metal; Copia, Rotting Christ and a new thing called Gangsta-Metal?? Not sure how I feel about that yet. To give you the round up is Metal As Fuck...

Rotting Christ have announced a massive string of European shows from spring to autumn 2017, which will cover sixteen different countries. The band comments: "Friends, we are proud to be able to present our latest album 'Rituals' once more to you. Your support and enthusiasm is what keeps us going. We are extremely excited and looking forward to see you again on the road!"

Rotting Christ Europe

09 Mar 17 Bari (IT) Demode Club

10 Mar 17 Roma (IT) Traffic Club

11 Mar 17 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Club

17 Mar 17 Bielsko Biala (PL) Rude Boy

18 Mar 17 Prague (CZ) Hellenic Darkness Festival

20 Mar 17 Bohinjska Bistrica (SI) Winter Days of Metal

25 Mar 17 Athens (GR) Peiraios Academy

08 Apr 17 Iraklion (GR) Milos

29 Apr 17 Catania (IT) Southern Storm Festival

02 Jun 17 Aachen (DE) Musikbunker

03 Jun 17 Leipzig (DE) Wave Gothic Treffen

06 Jun 17 Kosice (SK) Coloseum

09 Jun 17 Hauptmannsgrün (DE) Chronical Moshers Open Air

10 Jun 17 Wroclaw (PL) Firlej

11 Jun 17 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla

13 Jun 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof

14 Jun 17 Osnabrück (DE) Bastard Club

15 Jun 17 Arnhem (DE) Willemeen

16 Jun 17 Dessel (BE) Grasspop Metal Meeting

17 Jun 17 Drachten (NL) Iduma

18 Jun 17 Lille (FR) TBA

21 Jun 17 Freiburg (DE) TBA

22 Jun 17 Essen (DE) Turock

23 Jun 17 Ferropolis (DE) With Full Force

24 Jun 17 Oslo (NO) Tons of Rock

14 Jul 17 Dunauyvaros (HU) Rockmaraton

29 Jul 17 Viseu (PT) Viseu Rockfest

05 Aug 17 Tampere (FI) Saari Helvetti Festival

10 Aug 17 Graz (AT) Metal on the Hill

12 Aug 17 Jeromer (CZ) Brutal Assault

18 Aug 17 Falun (SE) Lugnet (Sabbaton Open Air)

22 Sep 17 Zaragoza (ES) Iberian Warriors

06 Oct 17 Brighton (UK) Mammoth Fest

In addition to having Rotting Christ grace Mammoth Fest in the UK this year - the festival has also added their headliner for 2017.... Vader! Mammothfest has been spoiling those British metal heads in the lead up to this years festival. Not only is Rotting Christ headlining the main Mammothfest festival later this year as a UK festival exclusive but on top of that, two "Mammothfest Presents" shows have already been announced, with Feed The Rhino and Brutality Will Prevail headlining two seperate events. The surprises keep on coming as Mammothfest are proud to announce one of their biggest shows featuring Vader and Immolation and of course a whole lot more. The event will take place at Brighton's Arch venue on Easter Sunday - April 16th and boasts two stages featuring seventeen acts throughout the day. The main event will hit in October.

Full details can be found at

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of 1349. The Norwegian black metal stalwarts have already been signed to this label in the US and now extend the deal to a worldwide representation.

Regarding their signing, 1349 comment: "We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are exited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist - this time handling the release worldwide."

1349 Live Dates...

10 Mar 17 Osaka (JP) Fanj Twice (+Arcturus)

11 Mar 17 Nagoya  (JP) Rad Hall (+Arcturus)

12 Mar 17 Tokyo  (JP) Garden (+Arcturus)

13 May 17 London (UK) The Dome and Boston Music Room

14 May 17 London (UK) Incineration Fest 2017


Melbourne's Copia have recently lobbed a clusterbomb of amazing news and announcements in the direction of fans - a brand new single, the announcement of their album release date and a tour to celebrate. Friday March 31st will see the release of second full-length album 'Epoch'

Epoch was recorded with Chris Blancato (Northlane) and produced/mixed with Will Putney (The Amity Affliction).

Saturday March 18 - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 18+

Friday March 24 - The Workers Club, Melbourne 18+

Saturday April 8 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide 18+

Saturday April 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane 18+

Ticket info can at


Heading to the desolate mountains of Iceland - Sólstafir are now revealing details of their forthcoming sixth album. The new masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelandic rockers is entitled 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events" and will be out in stores on May 26th.

Get yourself reacquanited with 'Lágnætti' - from the bands 2014 album 'Otta' 


Brisban'es electro demons, Darkc3ll are soon embarking on an east coast run, the tour is titled 'Show Me The Money' and is hitting hard and fast in support of the bands 2016 release 'Haunted Reality'. In addition the band have announced a one-off  exclusive for the die hard fans. From the band "We will be playing alternate version of our songs in ways you have never heard before. Expect acoustic instruments, pianos, modular synths, a string section!" Places for this intimate event are strictly limited. The show will be filmed and used for an upcoming DVD release by the band.

Register your interest now to reserve your spot at  


Ex Deo have already spread the word of Rome in the form of their first track “The Rise Of Hannibal”. Now it’s time to take the next step and dive deeper into their upcoming album 'The Immortal Wars' and present the new video and song “The Roman”.


The band states: “The Roman is a song celebrating the roman soldier for his discipline, his loyalty and his will to victory, the most fierce war machine ever assembled not by individual conquest but by teamwork, they changed the world in warfare... this video was filmed in a remote area in Belgrade, Serbia with a great team who put a lot of hard work and heart into it, we tried to be as historical accurate as we could with what we had at our disposal, it’s not intended as a reproduction of Hannibal’s last confrontation with Scipio but we flirted with the idea. Enjoy!”


Polish Extreme Black / Death metallers Hate have refined their formula and have created an album that re-establishes them as a serious player on the scene. Please welcome 'Tremendum' – out on May 5 via Napalm Records!  

Re-discover the band and on a new level, as they reach into different musical resources including progressive beats, ingenious song structures and a completely new sound, which is still authentically harsh and yet very powerful. The amount of fierceness on the album is beyond anything Hate have ever done before.... for more hatefulness, head to Napalm Records 


In April 2017 Darker Half will hit the road on the "Re-Classified" Australian tour. After releasing their latest EP 'Classified' in mid 2016 Darker Half completed 2 tours of Europe to support the release. 'Classified' was officially released in Australia in July 2016 with shows at Brewtality Festival in Sydney & Melbourne and a headline slot at Shredfest Brisbane to promote the release. While the EP received good acclaim from Darker Half's dedicated Australian fan base, the bands overseas touring schedule prevented them from giving 'Classified' the Australian launch tour it deserved.

With that in mind Darker Half alongside Claim the Throne (W.A) will hit the very familiar roads of Australia in April to play shows in S.A, VIC, ACT, NSW & QLD on the "Darker Half Re-Classified Tour".

Mar 31st  - The Basement - Canberra, ACT

Apr 2nd  - Urge Records - Wollongong, NSW (All Ages)

Apr 13th  - Enigma Bar - Adelaide, SA 

Apr 14th  - The Bendigo Hotel - Melbourne, VIC

Apr 15th  - The Bald Faced Stag - Sydney, NSW

Apr 22nd  - The Back Room - Brisbane, QLD


ICE-T... Have I got your attention? Good, because it had mine - Body Count announce new full length album 'Bloodlust' our March 31

Featuring guest collaborations from Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Randy Blythe (Lam of God) and Max Cavalera (Soulfly) yes.... Now check out the impressive video for the scathing new track 'No Lives Matter'