Maehem News: DRAGONFORCE Announces US Headlining Tour

This past September, DRAGONFORCE unleashed their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, via Metal Blade Records. In support of its release, the band will head out on the road next month in Europe, before touring the US with Unleash The Archers and Visions Of Atlantis. Both of these treks will see Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War) handling bass and backing vocals for the band.

Vigil comments, “So beyond stoked that DRAGONFORCE chose me to be a part of this! I can’t wait to travel the world and play these new cities with them and be a part of their legacy.” Adds DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li, “Alicia was recommended to me by a number of musician friends in LA. She impressed me with her playing, her professionalism, and her ability to learn the DRAGONFORCE songs really quickly! I’m excited to have her playing on this tour and I think the fans will really like what she brings to the show.” DRAGONFORCE will be streaming their world tour live on Livestreams will include performances, backstage footage, and special guest appearances. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCEEU Tour – Level 1 w/ Frozen Crown, Athanasia:
Tickets – HERE

2/03/2020 Zappa – Anthwerp, BE
2/04/2020 Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht, NL *Sold Out
2/05/2020 013 – Tilburg, NL *Sold Out 2/06/2020 Essigrabrik – Cologne, DE
2/07/2020 Substage – Karlsruhe, DE
2/08/2020 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
2/09/2020 CCO – Lyon, France *Sold Out
2/11/2020 La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Paris, FR
2/12/2020 Krakatoa Club – Bordeaux, FR
2/13/2020 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
2/14/2020 L’Usine – Istres (Marseille), FR
2/15/2020 Konzertfabrick Z7 – Pratteln, CH
2/16/2020 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH

US Tour – Mission 2 w/ Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis:
Tickets –HERE

\3/05/2020 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
3/06/2020 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA          
3/08/2020 The Regency Theater – San Francisco, CA
3/10/2020 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/11/2020 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO                      
 3/13/2020 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN **
3/14/2020 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
3/15/2020 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/17/2020 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2020 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
3/19/2020 Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
3/20/2020 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/21/2020 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY**
= no Visions Of Atlantis
w/ Hammerfall:
3/24/2020 Posten – Odense, DK
3/25/2020 Train – Arhus, DK
3/26/2020 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
3/27/2020 Partille Arena – Partille, SE
3/28/2020 Annexet – Stockholm, SE
5/16/2020 Pulp Summer Slam – Manila, PH
6/26-27/2020 Rock Am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, DE
7/02-04/2020 Rock Fest – Barcelona, ES
7/16-18/2020 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, DRAGONFORCE‘s Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch ( with participation from fans. Known as the fastest band in the world, the Grammy-nominated act is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through The Fire And Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent. The group is known for their long, complex, and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, including Valley Of The Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching Into Infinity (2017). 2019 brought with it the next chapter in DRAGONFORCE history: Extreme Power Metal!

 Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DRAGONFORCE in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards of the new album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, adding a new dimension to the album. Notes Totman, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing.” 

Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic ’80s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows. To preview and purchase Extreme Power Metal visit HERE

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Maehem News: MORBID ANGEL Announce US Headlining Tour With Watain & Incantation

Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze US stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. The 2019 USA Sickness Tour begins November 21st in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners Watain and American death metal veterans Incantation. Ticket go on sale Thursday, August 29th.

  Comments MORBID ANGEL‘s Steve Tucker of the band’s latest trek, “We are really stoked to be doing this tour together with our brothers in Watain and Incantation! This is a relentless lineup of pure evil and uncompromised dark art! We look forward to melting the faces off of all of you seeking the comfort of the dark!”  

MORBID ANGEL w/ Watain, Incantation:
11/21/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/22/2019 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/23/2019 Come And Take It Live- Austin, TX
11/25/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM 11/26/2019 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/27/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/29/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/30/2019 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
12/01/2019 Hawthorn Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/04/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/05/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
12/06/2019 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/07/2019 Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
12/08/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
12/10/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
12/11/2019 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12/13/2019 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
12/14/2019 The Warsaw – New York, NY
12/15/2019 Reverb – Reading, PA
12/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/18/2019 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
12/19/2019 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
12/20/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/21/2019 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL will be touring in support of their Kingdoms Disdained full-length released in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically-adored record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Rolling Stone hailed a, “cyclone of blastbeat-driven fury punctuated with Azagthoth’s signature heaving, lunging grooves and Eddie Van Halen-on-a-bad-trip solos,” while Metal Injection crowned the record, “one of the band’s most essential efforts,” adding, “the record contains almost wall to wall instant classics, and is not only Steve Tucker’s best album as MORBID ANGEL frontman, but by extension the group’s most genre-defining effort since 1995’s iconic Domination.”

  Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Connect with Morbid Angel online HERE

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Maehem News: HELION PRIME Announces ‘The Cybernetic Terror Tour’

Photo Credit: Jason Sinn Photography

California’s HELION PRIME announce they will be venturing across the American Midwest from August 5th – 16th for “The Cybernetic Terror Tour” in support of their sci-fi power metal thriller “Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster” released last year via AFM Records.

Kicking off the tour in their hometown of Sacramento, CA, HELION PRIME will be joined by fellow power metallers NOVAREIGN on all show dates including the 3rd annual Mad With Power Fest being hosted in Madison, WI on August 10th with Theocracy, Lords of The Trident, Judicator, and more.

The band comments:

“Helion Prime is thrilled to announce our “The Cybernetic Terror Tour” with special guest Novareign. We have been itchy to get back on the road and we felt a great time would be as we made our way to the Mad With Power Festival in Madison, WI. We are stoked to have our friends Novareign with us and it’s no doubt going to be a great time. This tour is short, but we made the decision not to be on the road too much this year so we could put more focus into writing the third album. So we promise to come back around next year with a new album and many more dates!”

Helion Prime will once again be joined by Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis/VoiceHacks). We know many have hoped to catch a show with Sozos, but those who saw us on the Unleash The Archers tour can confirm Mary does a wonderful job handling these songs.”

“Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster” is Helion Prime’s second album and revolves around sci-fi themes with sweeping solos and powerful vocals. The album was also mixed and mastered at LSD studio by Lasse Lammert (known for his work with bands like Alestorm and Gloryhammer). The American band is sure to impress fans of Unleash the Archers, Iron Maiden and Helloween.

“Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster” is available on iTunes, Spotify, AFM Records, and all other major retailers.



Silent Skies –
The Human Condition (playthrough) –

The Cybernetic Terror Tour w/ Helion Prime, Novareign

  • August 5 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
  • August 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
  • August 8 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
  • August 9 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s
  • August 10 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon – Mad With Power Festival
  • August 11 – Joliet, IL – The Forge (Sapphire Room)
  • August 12 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
  • August 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
  • August 16 – Costa Mesa, CA – Tikki Bar

For more info:

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Maehem News: MASTER to Launch Vindictive Miscreant U.S. Tour

ADHD Entertainment are proud to announce the Vindictive Miscreant U.S. Tour with Death Metal Legends MASTER and Brazil’s Claustrofobia as well as Wisconsin’s DUSK on select dates. The tour launches August 9 in San Diego and includes one date in Mexico. Tour dates are below.

Please get in touch with guest list requests for interviews and show reviews.

Vindictive Miscreant U.S. Tour Dates

  • 8/09/19   San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
  • 8/10/19   Mesa, AZ- Club Red*
  • 8/11/19   El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill*
  • 8/12/19    Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live*
  • 8/13/19   Corpus Christi, TX – Boozers Rock Bar*
  • 8/14/19   Houston, TX – Scout Bar*
  • 8/15/19   Fayetteville, AR – Nomads Music Lounge*
  • 8/16/19   St Louis, MO – Fubar*
  • 8/17/19   South Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub*
  • 8/18/19   Hamtramck, MI – The Sanctuary*
  • 8/19/19   Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Palace*
  • 8/20/19   Manchester, NH -Bungalow
  • 8/21/19   New York, NY – Kingsland
  • 8/22/19   Washington, DC – Atlas Brew Works
  • 8/23/19   Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
  • 8/24/19   Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
  • 8/25/19   Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
  • 8/26/19   Flagstaff, AZ – Greenroom
  • 8/27/19   Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
  • 8/28/19   Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
  • 8/29/19   Los Angeles, CA – Resident
  • 8/30/19   Tijuana. MEX – Club Paradise Tijuana
  • 8/31/19   Lancaster, CA – American Legion Post 311
  • *Dusk appearing 8/9 – 8/19 only


Claustrofobia (Brazil) HERE


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