ANCIENT RITES booked for 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise!

Ancient Rites is booked for 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise! The band from Flander will perform two special setlists somewhere on the Caribbean Sea together with great bands such as My Dying Bride, Iced Earth and At The Gates!

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The first bands for Maryland Deathfest 2016 are announced and it looks like it will become an amazing event again! HAIL OF BULLETSSINISTER, IMPALED NAZARENE and GENERAL SURGERY join as well, and some more to be announced soon!

BÖLZER in Australia with Watain and Behemoth.

Behemoth just announced their Australian tour with Watain and Bölzer.

The bands will perform at:
September 29th – Capitol, Perth 18+
October 1st – Max Watts, Brisbane 18+
October 2nd – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide ALL AGES
October 3rd – The Metro Theatre, Sydney 18+
October 4th – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+

Behemoth is one of the headliners at EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING!

Last announcements for the Eindhoven Metal Meeting were – Candlemass, Hooded Menace, No Return, Lvcifyre, Winterfylleth, Disabuse, Conan, Vampire and the mighty Behemoth which will be the headliner on Friday.

EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING 2015 – 4 new bands have been added

Nifelheim, AHAB, Onslaught & Solstice have been added to the EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING 2015‬ line-up! Regular combi-tickets are on sale now at:

More names will be announced in the coming weeks.



March 6th, Vienna – Swiss Unorthodox metallers BÖLZER have teamed up with the Austrian agency District 19 (ASPHYX, NECROPHOBIC, SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH,…) for exclusive worldwide bookings and management.

The much-discussed blistering atmospheric metal duo BÖLZER is currently working on their highly anticipated first full length album, set to be released early next year. The band’s first two EP’s ‘Aura’ and ‘Soma’ brought them to stages of Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Fall Of Summer, Maryland Deathfest, Nidrosian Black Mass, Party San and many, many more.
In april BÖLZER will hit the road again as direct support for metal titans BEHEMOTH, rending the world in twain once again!

Bölzer is an outlet and conduit for primal energies, it’s only source of inspiration being the extremities of nature and the inner self. True beauty and enlightenment are found athwart the peaks, amidst the shades. These are the songs that I have heard reverberate from those places. Ascend and fall…emerge from nothingness a thunderbolt of flaming wisdom! Blessed be the conflagration of my mortal soul!

– KzR

Eindhoven Metal Meeting: first names & early bird tix

SAMAEL, NECROPHOBIC and GEHENNAH (SWE) are the first acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 29 more bands will be added to the line-up.

As last year’s edition was completely sold-out, a logical step would be to expand. However, we unanimously decided against this as we want to maintain the unique atmosphere of the festival. Therefore, de Effenaar will once again be the place to be for all death, black, thrash, pagan and doom metal fans at the end of this year!

The Swiss metal-band SAMAEL will play their classic album ‘Ceremony of Opposites’ in its entirety at the exclusive fly-in festival-show. After that, the band will perform a few extra songs.

NECROPHOBIC – The highly praised Blackened Deathmetal-band from Stockholm finally make their return to Eindhoven for an exclusive BeNeLux show! Anders Strokirk – who handled the vocal duties on the band’s all time classic album ‘The Nocturnal Silence’ – rejoined the band. Do not miss this!

The Swedish black/thrash metal-band GEHENNAH also make their comeback to The Netherlands after 15 years of absence. Expect classic hits like ‘Headbangers Against Disco’ and ‘Kings Of The Sidewalk’ aside new material.

A very limited number of Early Bird tickets are now on sale through our official website.


Obituary invades Leeuwarden again @ ‘Into The Grave’ festival.

Saturday 8th August 2015 Obituary will perform at the ‘Into The Grave’ festival.

The band from Florida will share the open air stage with Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse and many others!

For tickets and festival info please check:




Aeternus joins District-19

The Norwegian Dark Metal band Aeternus (Dark Essence Records) has teamed up with District-19 for exclusive European bookings. Get in touch for more information!

Aeternus-lineup picture

AETERNUS was formed by Ares in 1993 in Bergen,Norway. And with seven full length albums under their belts, AETERNUS is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, meshing the sounds of Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.

Of the original line up, only founder, guitarist and frontman Ares remains. A veteran of the prolific Bergen Music Scene, Ares has played with some of the best bands that inhabit the Black and Extreme Metal genres, including icons such as IMMORTAL and GORGOROTH.

After releasing the Demo “Walk my path” in 1994, AETERNUS got signed to View Beyond Records who released their classic “Dark Sorcery” in 1995. Ever since, AETERNUS has always delivered critically acclaimed releases, not to mention brutal and solid live shows.

20 years later, the highly anticipated seventh album “…And the Seventh his Soul Detesteth” is released, Presenting a new and solid line up with Phobos behind the drums and Specter on guitar.
In their previous incarnation AETERNUS have appeared at a big number of festivals, and toured alongside bands such as DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MAYHEM, BEHEMOTH, EMPEROR,MARDUK 1349,AURA NOIR to mention some.

Those who fondly remember the emotions that AETERNUS engendered with its music will not be disappointed. Far from it, because although the new members have brought their own fresh approach to the band, the heaviness, power and intensity that imbued AETERNUS’ music is still very much there. AETERNUS is back, and back with a vengeance.