Sabaton Debuts ‘The Future Of Warfare’ Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Sabaton debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘The Future of Warfare‘ Tuesday. the song and its video are the seventh from the band’s latest album The Great War.  Its debut follows that of the singles ‘Great War,’ ‘82nd All The Way,’ ‘The Red Baron,’ ‘Fields of Verdun,’ ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom,’ and ‘The Attack of the Dead Men‘ and their companion videos.

The video takes a new approach from that of the band’s past videos.  This time out, the band presented the song’s story through the use of Legos.  The stop motion style presentation tells the story of The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which took place on Sept. 15, 1916.  British and French military forces fought against the German military during the battle, which was part of the bigger Battle of the Somme.

The overall Battle of the Somme was a tactical loss for the German forces, and was a key moment in the German’s eventual defeat during World War I.

The musical arrangement featured in Sabaton’s new single is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band, presenting the band’s very distinct, familiar power metal approach.

In other news, Sabaton is scheduled to launch the latest leg of its tour in support of The Great War on Nov. 4 in Kazakhstan.  The tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 13.  From there, the band will take some time off before heading back out on the road on Jan. 22 for yet another leg of its tour, which will take the band across Sweden, Europe and the United States.

The tours’ full schedules are noted below.

SABATON Live:

2020: 
04.11.      KZ     Almaty – Bariber Club
07.11.      RUS   Chelyabinsk – Entertainment Galaxy
08.11.      RUS   Yekaterinburg – Tele Club
10.11.      RUS   Ufa – Tinkoff Hall
12.11.      RUS   Samara – Zvezda
14.11.      RUS   Volgograd – Vs Club
16.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
17.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
19.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
20.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
21.11.      RUS   Rostov-on-Don – Krop Arena
23.11.      RUS   Krasnodar – Krop Arena
24.11.      RUS   Stavropol – Major
26.11.      BLR    Minsk – Falcon Club

13.12.       SE      Baltic Sea – M/S Baltic Queen *SOLD OUT*

2021:
22.01.      SE      Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
23.01.      SE      Örebro – Conventum
25.01.      SE      Umeå  – Idun, Folkets hus
26.01.      SE      Östersund – Folkets hus
28.01.      SE      Piteå – Pite Havsbad
29.01.      SE      Luleå – Kulturens hus
30.01.      SE      Skellefteå – Folkparken
01.02.      SE      Helsingborg – Sundspärlan
02.02.      SE      Malmö – Slagthusetmmx
03.02.      SE      Halmstad – Live
04.02.      SE      Trollhättan – Folkets Hus
06.02.      SE      Ronneby – Klubb Ron
07.02.      SE      Eskilstuna – Lokomotivet
08.02       SE      Uppsala – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
09.02.      SE      Huskvarna – Folkets Park
10.02.      SE      Kristianstad – Södra Kasern
12.02.      SE      Älmhult – Arenan
13.02.      SE      Borås – Ahaga
14.02.      SE      Linköping – Konsert & Kongress
15.02.      SE      Kalmar – Kalmarsalen
17.02.      SE      Norrköping – Flygeln
18.02.      SE      Gävle – Gasklockorna
19.02.      SE      Borlänge – Galaxen
20.02.      SE      Falun – Magasinet
22.02.      SE      Sundsvall – Avenyn
24.02.      SE      Värnamo – Gummifabriken
25.02.      SE      Mölnlycke – Råda Rum
26.02.      SE      Karlshamm – Bellevueparken
27.02.      SE      Skövde – Valhall

15.07.      BG      Mogilovo – Midalidare Rock 2021
07.08.      SE       Falun – Sabaton Open Air
29.08.      CH       Aarburg – Riverside Open Air
13.09.      US       Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
17.09.      US       Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
22.09.      US       Milwaukee, WI – Miller Life High Theater
25.09.      US       St. Louis, MO- Saint Louis Music Park
29.09.      US       Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
06.10.      US       Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
08.10.      US       Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood
09.10.      US       Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
12.10.      US       San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
13.10.      US       Austin, TX – H-E-B Center
15.10.      US       Dallas, TX – Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
16.10.      US       Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
28.10.      US       Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
30.10.      US       Ledyard, CT – Foxwood Casino Arena

Tickets are available now on https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

More information on Sabaton’s upcoming live dates, its new single and all of its latest news is available along with all of its latest news is available at:

 

Websitehttp://www.sabaton.net

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/sabaton

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/sabaton

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

 

Hatebreed Announces Release Date, Specs For New LP; Debuts Lead Single’s Lyric Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Hatebreed has a new album on the way.

The veteran hardcore band is scheduled to release its next album, Weight of the False Self Nov. 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders for the album are open.  In anticipation of the album’s release ,the band debuted the lyric video for its lead single/title track Friday.

The video places the song’s lyrics over imagery, such as a burning cityscape and crumbling statues (whose remains are being lifted to the sky instead of falling to the ground).  The crumbling statues going skyward is meant to help illustrate the song’s lyrical message of rising above everything happening in the world and being a better person.  That is a familiar message that has run through all of the band’s songs.

Front man Jamey Jasta talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“When writing lyrics and riffs, I try to be in the moment, getting a mental picture of my current reality in order to convey what I want to say,” said Jasta about the new material. “Sometimes, I think my reality consists of two irreducible elements, expressed by the age-old interior battle of the dualistic self. The angel on one shoulder stands firm, providing reason, wisdom, and compassion while the devil dances angrily on the other, ranting with passion, spite, and dark desire. I often wonder if a truly centered mind is attainable, an effortless and non-dualistic state of equilibrium. Until then, I’ll just listen to both sides of my personality and hope I make the right choice. At the end of the day, the listener will choose to hear what they want, but when I am writing, I imagine the voice of the angel to be a lil’ louder.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Weight of the False Self’ is just as familiar to audiences as its lyrical theme.  That is evident through the heaviness in front man Jamey Jasta’s vocal delivery, the crunching guitars, pounding drums and equally heavy bass.  The approach taken here is everything that audiences have come to expect from Hatebreed.

Weight of the False Self was produced by the band’s longtime friend ZEUSS, who produced many of the band’s previous albums.  The album’s cover art was designed by Eliran Kantor.

The record’s track listing is noted below.

WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF TRACK LISTING:
“Instinctive (Slaughterlust)”
“Let Them All Rot”
“Set It Right (Start With Yourself)”
“Weight of The False Self”
“Cling to Life”
“A Stroke of Red”
“Dig Your Way Out”
“This I Earned”
“Wings of The Vulture”
“The Herd Will Scatter”
“From Gold to Gray”
“Invoking Dominance”

More information on Hatebreed’s new single is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.hatebreed.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/hatebreed

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/hatebreed

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Debuts ‘Son of a Gun’ Video; Announces Release Date, Specs For New LP

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Son of a Gun‘ Friday.  The song (and its video) is the first from the band’s forthcoming album We’re The BastardsPre-orders for the album are open now.  The album is scheduled for release Nov. 13 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Front man Neil Starr talked about the album in a recent interview.

“It’s definitely great to know that we have an audience now,” said Starr. “We know there are people that want to hear it, but the truth is that we just had fun with it. Once again, we made the record we wanted to make and it’s been really exciting. It was awesome to take our minds off everything and just concentrate on recording a kick-ass album for the fans to enjoy”

The ‘Son off a Gun’ video features the Starr, Campbell and the rest of the band’s members — Todd Campbell (guitar), Tyla Campbell (bass), and Dane Campbell (drums) — performing the new single in a dimly lit warehouse backdrop and crosses that with what looks like a gunsight focused on Starr at times as he sings.

The song’s musical arrangement is a straight forward, up-tempo composition that is grounded in its no nonsense guitar riffs, solid time keeping and heavy bass.  Its lyrical content come across as a social commentary of sorts.

We’re The Bastards will release on CD; limited edition digi-pack with four bonus tracks; and 2LP vinyl.  The 2LP set will feature four different color patterns: black, orange/black splatter, gold, and sparkle.  Additionally, it will release as a digital album.  Digital pre-saves are open now.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

The tracklist reads as follows:
1. We’re The Bastards
2. Son Of A Gun
3. Promises Are Poison
4. Born To Roam
5. Animals
6. Bite My Tongue
7. Desert Song
8. Keep Your Jacket On
9. Lie To Me
10. Riding Straight To Hell
11. Hate Machine
12. Destroyed
13. Waves

Bonus tracks [limited digipak]:
14. Big Mouth (Live)
15. Freak Show (Live)
16. Dark Days (Live)
17. Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live)

More information on Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons’ new album, single and video is available online now along with all of Campbell and company’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.philcampbell.net

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/PhilCampbellATBS

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/MotorheadPhil

 

To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Michael Schenker Reveals ‘Immortal’ Cover Art

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Audiences are getting to see the artwork for this week for the next Michael Schenker Group record.

Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, Michael Schenker Fest) revealed the cover art for MSG’s forthcoming album Immortal Friday.  The artwork, created by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf) shows Schenker atop what looks like a mountain, guitar in hand atop the mountain and amps just below and a flag flying behind him in the wind.  The artwork seems to hint at Schenker being that proverbial “king of the mountain.”

The debut of Immortal‘s cover art comes less than a month after the announcement of the album’s release date an general specifications were made.  According to that announcement, Immortal is scheduled for release Jan. 8, 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records.  Its release will come more than a year after Schenker released his latest Michael Schenker Fest album Revelation.

The most recent information available states that as of Friday, Schenker has finished recording Immortal.

“We have a lot of guest musicians, who will undoubtedly help to make it an exceptional success. First of all I want to say that I am very grateful to any musicians that have helped to create a fitting tribute to my long career on this special release. I want to thank all of them for their incredible contribution.”

Nuclear Blast Records Founder Markus Staiger said in his own comments, he was looking forward to Schenker’s forthcoming MSG album.

“I am really looking forward to releasing this brand new MSG album, after the two excellent Michael Schenker Fest records,” he said. “At the age of 14, the self-titled MSG debut completely blew me away and helped to shape my taste, since then I’ve followed and loved his music and unique compositions. Those ten new tracks are pure magic!”

Immortal was recorded primarily at Kidroom Studio in Germany with Schenker’s longtime partner Michael Voss.  Voss co-produced the album with Schenker and provided vocals for two of the album’s songs.

Schenker praised Voss for his work.

“It is always a pleasure to work with Michael Voss, who works around the clock and is a phenomenal musician and producer,” he said. “He was composing the melody and lyrics for a power ballad I had written the music for, and he ended up singing along. It turned out so amazing, I did not think anyone else could have done a better job for this song. Truly great.“

Voss is just one of the individuals who will provide vocals for Schenker’s new MSG album.  Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) will provide vocals along with Voss, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple).  Joining the group for the album are musicians Steve Mann on keyboards, Barry Sparks (Dokken) on bass, and Bodo Schopf, Simon Phillips (ex-Toto), and Brian Tichy (Phill Rocker, ex-Godsmack, ex-Whitesnake) sharing drumming duties.

Schenker spoke highly of Tichy as he talked about the album’s lineup of musicians.

“Brian was thrilled to be part of it,” he said of Tichy’s involvement in the album. “He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what – I am very happy.”

Also joining the collective for Schenker’s new MSG record is famed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Alice Cooper).  Schenker said of Sherinian’s performance on the album’s opener,”Derek and myself trading solos, it sounds unexpected and beyond my expectation. Absolutely fantastic!“

Immortal will feature 10 songs, including one composition that Schenker created when he was a child, titled ‘In Search of the Peace of Mind.’

Schenker spoke at length about the song during his recent interview.

“I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with Scorpions on our first studio album Lonesome Crow in 1970, getting released in 1972 – when I had already left Scorpions to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 – when I was 17,” he said. “We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.“ The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: “Gary Barden sings the first verse,  continued by Ronnie Romero – and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White, and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolutely amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“

Immortal will release as a standard CD and a limited edition expanded edition complete with the Michael Schenker Fest live recording Bang Your Head.  Schenker said of the recording, which was recorded two years ago in Balingen/Germany, “Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There’s a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It’s live, magic and pure.“

More information on Immortal is available now along with all of Michael Schenker Fest’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/michaelschenkerrocks

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/MW_Schenker

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

Machine Head Debuts ‘Bulletproof’ Lyric Video

Machine Head debuted the video for its recently released song ‘Bulletproof.’

The band debuted the song’s lyric video Tuesday.  The video’s debut comes less than two months after the band debuted the video for the companion to ‘Bulletproof,’ ‘Stop The Bleeding (ft. Jesse Leach).’  The songs were released in June on a 2-song digital single titled Civil Unrest.

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

The ‘Bulletproof’ lyric video features the song’s lyrics over footage of the protests and riots that have happened nationwide this year.  The song’s arrangement plays over it all in the meantime.  The song’s lyrical theme is illustrated through the noted footage while the furious riffing takes listeners back to Machine Head’s glory days.

Front man Robb Flynn talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“The lyrics for ‘Bulletproof’ were finished in the aftermath of not only the Ahmaud Arbery murder at the hands of white supremacist, but everything twisting out of control in our world,” he said. “The isolation and craziness of the pandemic, the lockdown protesters storming government buildings with AR-15‘s, as well as the blatant lies and conspiracies pouring out of our political leaders’ mouths, hour by hour, day after day.”

More information on Machine Head’s new single is available along with all of Machine Head’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.MachineHead1.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/MachineHead

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/MfnH

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

Michael Schenker Announces Release Date, Specs For New Michael Schenker Group Album

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Michael Schenker Group will release what will be its first album in more than a decade next year.

The announcement was made Monday through a press release from Nuclear Blast Records.  The document stated Schenker (ex-Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Fest) is in the last stages of working on the album, titled Immortal.  Additionally, it states the album’s release is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records, more than a year after Schenker released his latest Michael Schenker Fest album Revelation.

“It’s going very well,” said Schenker of the progress on the album’s work. “We have a lot of guest musicians, who will undoubtedly help to make it an exceptional success. First of all I want to say that I am very grateful to any musicians that have helped to create a fitting tribute to my long career on this special release. I want to thank all of them for their incredible contribution.”

Nuclear Blast Records Founder Markus Staiger said in his own comments, he was looking forward to Schenker’s forthcoming MSG album.

“I am really looking forward to releasing this brand new MSG album, after the two excellent Michael Schenker Fest records,” he said. “At the age of 14, the self-titled MSG debut completely blew me away and helped to shape my taste, since then I’ve followed and loved his music and unique compositions. Those ten new tracks are pure magic!”

Immortal was recorded primarily at Kidroom Studio in Germany with Schenker’s longtime partner Michael Voss.  Voss co-produced the album with Schenker and provided vocals for two of the album’s songs.

Schenker praised Voss for his work.

“It is always a pleasure to work with Michael Voss, who works around the clock and is a phenomenal musician and producer,” he said. “He was composing the melody and lyrics for a power ballad I had written the music for, and he ended up singing along. It turned out so amazing, I did not think anyone else could have done a better job for this song. Truly great.“

Voss is just one of the individuals who will provide vocals for Schenker’s new MSG album.  Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) will provide vocals along with Voss, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple).  Joining the group for the album are musicians Steve Mann on keyboards, Barry Sparks (Dokken) on bass, and Bodo Schopf, Simon Phillips (ex-Toto), and Brian Tichy (Phill Rocker, ex-Godsmack, ex-Whitesnake) sharing drumming duties.

Schenker spoke highly of Tichy as he talked about the album’s lineup of musicians.

“Brian was thrilled to be part of it,” he said of Tichy’s involvement in the album. “He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what – I am very happy.”

Also joining the collective for Schenker’s new MSG record is famed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Alice Cooper).  Schenker said of Sherinian’s performance on the album’s opener,”Derek and myself trading solos, it sounds unexpected and beyond my expectation. Absolutely fantastic!“

Immortal will feature 10 songs, including one composition that Schenker created when he was a child, titled ‘In Search of the Peace of Mind.’

Schenker spoke at length about the song during his recent interview.

“I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with Scorpions on our first studio album Lonesome Crow in 1970, getting released in 1972 – when I had already left Scorpions to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 – when I was 17,” he said. “We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.“ The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: “Gary Barden sings the first verse,  continued by Ronnie Romero – and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White, and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolutely amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“

Immortal will release as a standard CD and a limited edition expanded edition complete with the Michael Schenker Fest live recording Bang Your Head.  Schenker said of the recording, which was recorded two years ago in Balingen/Germany, “Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There’s a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It’s live, magic and pure.“

More information on Immortal is available now along with all of Michael Schenker Fest’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/michaelschenkerrocks

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/MW_Schenker

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

 

Sabaton Debuts Official ‘The Attack Of The Dead Men’ Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Sabaton debuted the official video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the official video for its single ‘The Attack of the Dead Men.’  As with the video for the band’s then latest single ‘Devil Dogs,’ this video features the band’s new single over a montage of live footage from the band.  The previously released video for ‘Attack of the Deadmen,’ which debuted early this year, was an unofficial live recording from the band’s recent European tour.

The footage used for the ‘Devil Dogs’ video was recorded during the band’s most recent North American run.  By contrast, the official video for ‘The Attack of the Dead Men’ was recorded during the band’s latest European run.  An added effect is mixed into the video to resemble gas or some other chemical that would have been used during WWI, aligning with the overall WWI theme of the band’s latest album The Great War.

According to information provided about the video and song, the gas would have been chlorine gas.  The gas was used in the battle of Osowiec Fortress between the Germans and Russians.  The German forces used the gas against the Russians, thinking it would stop them, but the Russians protected themselves and fought back, winning the battle.

Bassist Par Sundstom talked about how that history tied into the making of the band’s video.

“The video features Sabaton wearing gas masks while performing “The Attack Of The Dead Men” during our latest European tour,” he said. “Little could we imagine that today a huge amount of the world’s population would wear masks daily thanks to this f***ing virus that has paralyzed our beloved metal community. We miss doing this, we miss you… no livestream can ever replace the feeling of being in the audience for a metal concert”

The song’s musical arrangement presents the same power metal style approach as most of its other works past and present.

‘The Attack of the Dead Men’ is just the latest single released from The Great War.  Also released as singles from the album are: ‘Great War,‘ ‘82nd All The Way,’ ‘The Red Baron,’ ‘Fields of Verdun,’ and ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom.’  In related news, Sabtaon’s Nuclear Blast Records label mate Amaranthe debuted its own cover of ’82nd All The Way’ in January.

In other news, Satabon recently announced a new live schedule set to launch Nov. 4.  The European run is scheduled to run through Nov. 26.  The band will take some time during the holidays after that, to recharge before hitting the road again in 2021, starting Jan. 22.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available here.

 

SABATON Live:

2020: 
04.11.      KZ     Almaty – Bariber Club
07.11.      RUS   Chelyabinsk – Entertainment Galaxy
08.11.      RUS   Yekaterinburg – Tele Club
10.11.      RUS   Ufa – Tinkoff Hall
12.11.      RUS   Samara – Zvezda
14.11.      RUS   Volgograd – Vs Club
16.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
17.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
19.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
20.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
21.11.      RUS   Rostov-on-Don – Krop Arena
23.11.      RUS   Krasnodar – Krop Arena
24.11.      RUS   Stavropol – Major
26.11.      BLR    Minsk – Falcon Club

2021:
22.01.      SE      Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
23.01.      SE      Örebro – Conventum
25.01.      SE      Umeå  – Idun, Folkets hus
26.01.      SE      Östersund – Folkets hus
28.01.      SE      Piteå – Pite Havsbad
29.01.      SE      Luleå – Kulturens hus
30.01.      SE      Skellefteå – Folkparken
01.02.      SE      Helsingborg – Sundspärlan
02.02.      SE      Malmö – Slagthusetmmx
03.02.      SE      Halmstad – Live
04.02.      SE      Trollhättan – Folkets Hus
06.02.      SE      Ronneby – Klubb Ron
07.02.      SE      Eskilstuna – Lokomotivet
08.02       SE      Uppsala – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
09.02.      SE      Huskvarna – Folkets Park
10.02.      SE      Kristianstad – Södra Kasern
12.02.      SE      Älmhult – Arenan
13.02.      SE      Borås – Ahaga
14.02.      SE      Linköping – Konsert & Kongress
15.02.      SE      Kalmar – Kalmarsalen
17.02.      SE      Norrköping – Flygeln
18.02.      SE      Gävle – Gasklockorna
19.02.      SE      Borlänge – Galaxen
20.02.      SE      Falun – Magasinet
22.02.      SE      Sundsvall – Avenyn
24.02.      SE      Värnamo – Gummifabriken
25.02.      SE      Mölnlycke – Råda Rum
26.02.      SE      Karlshamm – Bellevueparken
27.02.      SE      Skövde – Valhall

15.07.      BG      Mogilovo – Midalidare Rock 2021
07.08.      SE       Falun – Sabaton Open Air
29.08.      CH       Aarburg – Riverside Open Air
13.09.      US       Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
17.09.      US       Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
22.09.      US       Milwaukee, WI – Miller Life High Theater
25.09.      US       St. Louis, MO- Saint Louis Music Park
29.09.      US       Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
06.10.      US       Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
08.10.      US       Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood
09.10.      US       Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
12.10.      US       San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
13.10.      US       Austin, TX – H-E-B Center
15.10.      US       Dallas, TX – Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
16.10.      US       Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
28.10.      US       Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
30.10.      US       Ledyard, CT – Foxwood Casino Arena

 

More information on Sabaton’s upcoming live dates, its new single and all of its latest news is available along with all of its latest news is available at:

 

Websitehttp://www.sabaton.net

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/sabaton

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/sabaton

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Sepultura Announces Rescheduled North American Tour Dates For ‘Quadra’ Tour

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Veteran metal band Sepultura will return to North America next year.

The band announced the dates for its rescheduled Quadra North American tour Thursday.  The tour, which will also feature performances from Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art of Shock, is scheduled to launch March 6 in Sacramento, CA and to run through April 10 in Berkeley, CA.  It also features performances in cities, such as Cleveland, OH; New Orleans, LA and Phoenix, AZ.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser talked about the rescheduled dates in a recent interview.

So happy to announce the rescheduled North American tour with our friends from Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art of Shock. I can’t wait to go back to the stage to perform the new material from our album Quadra and to jam our history to you all! Stay safe and SEE YOU ALL SOON!!”

The band’s tour was scheduled to take place this year, but was delayed due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The new tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets and VIP packages are available here.

 

Confirmed dates for the “Quadra Tour” with SACRED REICH, CROWBAR, and ART OF SHOCK are:
3/06/2021 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA United States
3/07/2021 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT United States
3/08/2021 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO United States NEW!
3/10/2021 Rave II – Milwaukee, WI United States
3/11/2021 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA United States
3/12/2021 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN United States
3/13/2021 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI United States
3/14/2021 House of Blues – Chicago, IL United States
3/15/2021 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA United States
3/17/2021 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY United States
3/18/2021 Opera House – Toronto, ON Canada
3/19/2021 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC Canada
3/20/2021 Big Night Live – Boston, MA United States
3/21/2021 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA United States
3/22/2021 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD United States
3/23/2021 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH United States
3/25/2021 Underground @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC United States
3/26/2021 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA United States
3/27/2021 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL United States
3/28/2021 The Ritz – Tampa, FL United States
3/30/2021 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA United States
3/31/2021 Parish – Austin, TX United States
4/01/2021 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX United States
4/02/2021 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK United States
4/03/2021 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX United States
4/05/2021 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX United States NEW!
4/06/2021 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ United States
4/07/2021 House of Blues – San Diego, CA United States
4/08/2021 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA United States
4/09/2021 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA United States
4/10/2021 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA United States

 

Sepultura’s upcoming tour is in support of its latest album, Quadra (2020).  It has produced the singles ‘Isolation,’ ‘Last Time‘ and ‘Means To An End.’

More information on Quadra is available along with all of Sepultura’s latest news and more now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.sepultura.com/br

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/sepultura

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/sepulturacombr

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Sabaton Debuts ‘Devil Dogs’ Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.”

So said legendary military leader Gen. John Pershing many decades ago.  Power metal band Sabaton paid tribute to the United States Marine Corps in its latest album The Great War (2019) in the aptly titled song ‘Devil Dogs,’ and the band debuted the song’s companion video over the weekend.

The video features the band’s new single playing over footage of the band’s most recent North American tour, which featured audiences of all ages in attendance at the shows.  From a young girl with her father, to an elderly woman to a deaf interpreter helping her friend appreciate the band’s performance, audiences of all types and ages were in attendance at the shows, as the footage reveals.

Bassist Par Sundstrom talked about the video treatment in a recent interview.

”Filmed during our last tour in North America this video really shows how good the vibe is in the audience when we play; Young and old people singing together and jumping along to our songs every night,” he said. “I think anyone can see that we love what we do and we cannot wait to do it all again.”

‘Devil Dogs’ is just the latest single and video pulled from The Great War.  The album most recently saw the song ‘The Attack of the Dead Men‘ receive its own live video.

Also released as singles from the album are: ‘Great War,‘ ‘82nd All The Way,’ ‘The Red Baron,’ ‘Fields of Verdun,’ and ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom.’  In related news, Sabtaon’s Nuclear Blast Records label mate Amaranthe debuted its own cover of ’82nd All The Way’ in January.

In other news, Satabon recently announced a new live schedule set to launch Jan. 22 that will take the band across its homeland of Sweden.  The tour is scheduled to run through Feb. 27.  It is noted below.

Sundstrom noted of the upcoming dates, they are meant to make up for the dates lost due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“We realized that 23 shows were not enough to cover Sweden properly, so we decided to add a few more,” he said.  “The tour has now grown to 29 dates, making it our largest tour in Sweden so far and probably the largest tour by any metal band.  Several of the already announced shows had sold out in the first week, and we are so damn happy and proud to see your enthusiasm about this tour!”

SABATON live in Sweden 2021:

22.01.              SE        Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
23.01.              SE        Örebro – Conventum
25.01.              SE        Umeå  – Idun, Folkets hus
26.01.              SE        Östersund – Folkets hus
28.01.              SE        Piteå – Pite Havsbad
29.01.              SE        Luleå – Kulturens hus
30.01.              SE        Skellefteå – Folkparken
01.02.              SE        Helsingborg – Sundspärlan
02.02.              SE        Malmö – Slagthusetmmx
03.02.              SE        Halmstad – Live
04.02.              SE        Trollhättan – Folkets Hus
06.02.              SE        Ronneby – Klubb Ron
07.02.              SE        Eskilstuna – Lokomotivet
08.02               SE        Uppsala – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress *NEW
09.02.              SE        Huskvarna – Folkets Park
10.02.              SE        Kristianstad – Södra Kasern
12.02.              SE        Älmhult – Arenan
13.02.              SE        Borås – Ahaga
14.02.              SE        Linköping – Konsert & Kongress
15.02.              SE        Kalmar – Kalmarsalen
17.02.              SE        Norrköping – Flygeln
18.02.              SE        Gävle – Gasklockorna
19.02.              SE        Borlänge – Galaxen
20.02.              SE        Falun – Magasinet
22.02.              SE        Sundsvall – Avenyn *NEW
24.02.              SE        Värnamo – Gummifabriken *NEW
25.02.              SE        Mölnlycke – Råda Rum *NEW
26.02.              SE        Karlshamm – Bellevueparken *NEW
27.02.              SE        Skövde – Valhall *NEW

Tickets are available now on https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

Additional dates in Russia and Belarus are also planned.  They are noted below, too.

New dates for SABATON in Russia and Belarus:

07.11.      RUS   Chelyabinsk – Entertainment Galaxy
08.11.      RUS   Yekaterinburg – Tele Club
10.11.      RUS   Ufa – Tinkoff Hall
12.11.      RUS   Samara – Zvezda
14.11.      RUS   Volgograd – Vs Club
16.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
17.11.      RUS   Nizhny Novgorod – Milo
19.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
20.11.      RUS   Voronezh – Arena Hall
21.11.      RUS   Rostov-on-Don – Krop Arena
23.11.      RUS   Krasnodar – Krop Arena
24.11.      RUS   Stavropol – Major
26.11.      BLR    Minsk – Falcon Club

More information on Sabaton’s upcoming live dates, its new single and all of its latest news is available along with all of its latest news is available at:

 

Website: http://www.sabaton.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sabaton

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sabaton

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Machine Head Takes On Police, Politics In New Two-Song Single

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Robb Flynn and his band mates in Machine Head are taking on issues facing the world with a pair of new songs.

The band released a new two-song single Wednesday titled Civil Unrest.  The single features the songs ‘Stop The Bleeding’ as its A-side and ‘Bulletproof’ as its B-side.

‘Stop The Bleeding’ features guest vocals from Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach.  While Flynn said in an interview about the song, that he brought Leach on-board because the song has a KsE sound, a close listen also reveals an old school Machine Head sound.  The song’s lyrical content addresses the events that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of a group of Minneapolis, MN police officers.

Flynn discussed the song’s inspiration in a recent interview.

“I wrote and sang the lyrics on Wednesday May 27th, 2020, the day that the four officers who murdered George Floyd were (originally) not charged with anything,” he said. “This day was engulfed in protests and riots across America. I drove into Oakland, past large demonstrations already happening and, in a fury, wrote down everything I was feeling after watching the horrific footage.  Within hours, what I wanted to say, what I needed to say had been recorded in the song.”

Additionally, Flynn talked about bringing Leach on for the song, noting that the collaboration was in the works even before the events of May 27.

“I had been speaking with Jesse for maybe 6 months about singing on the song, as it always had a little bit of a Killswitch vibe to me,” said Flynn.  “Unfortunately (or fortunately), our schedules hadn’t lined up, but with the subsequent lockdown from coronavirus, we had time to make it work. After what happened to George Floyd, I sent him the lyrics I’d written, and he replied saying he was “100% on board”. Jesse is someone I consider to be a pioneer and, in many ways, one of the men who changed the face of metal. His contribution to this song made it extremely powerful and it’s an honor to have him be a part of it.”

Leach spoke highly of Flynn in discussing the song’s creation in his own comments, adding he was glad to take part in the song.

“Being asked to be part of this song is an honor,” said Leach.  “Yes, because it’s Machine Head, but more importantly, this is a message that needs to be heard and spread. These issues concerning abuses of power and racism are timeless. I have written about these previously and I’ll write about them again. I think Robb really nailed this one, both lyrically and sonically. My hope is this song helps awaken those who hear it. Robb has been a frequent voice of the voiceless in these times, so teaming up with him is a no brainer. We need more of our Metal Community to speak out on social issues and help raise awareness, especially during these crucial times. Music is the soundtrack to our lives, it transcends language and culture. This is the reason we as musicians need to do our part to spark thought and discussion on these types of issues. We can make a difference through music and we can help stop the bleeding.”

Both songs are available to stream and download here.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of the single will go to benefit grassrootslaw.org, which is representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

The video for ‘Stop The Bleeding’ is streaming here.

More information on Machine Head’s new single is available along with all of Machine Head’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.MachineHead1.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MachineHead

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MfnH

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.