02/28- Heavy Metal News Round Up || Feat. Amorphis, Varg, Artillery, Danzig, BTBAM, Manowar, and Kamelot

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A smattering of the day’s heavy metal news in one convenient post…

Germany’s viking metallers Varg have made their new album, Wolfskult, available for streaming in it’s entirety at Varg-shop.de. Wolfskult, due out on March 4, will be released as a regular CD in jewel case and a limited edition two-CD digipack featuring tracks with guest vocals from Anna Murphy of Eluveitie and Masha of Arkona.

For fans of Amon Amarth.
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Danzig will be hitting the US roads this April and May to tour in support of his most recent album, Deth Red Sabaoth. The jaunt will start on April 29 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas and wrap up 21 dates later in Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theater. After the jump you can have a look at those dates.

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After the jump: Amorphis’ new album’s title and cover art, an Artillery music video, important news for North American Kamelot fans, new BTBAM music, and more…
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Danzig North American tour dates:

Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Apr. 30 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
May 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Air
May 03 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
May 04 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo
May 06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
May 07 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
May 09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
May 11 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 13 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 15 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
May 17 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon St.
May 18 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theatre
May 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage Ae
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
May 27 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sunshine Theatre
May 28 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
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Amorphis have officially announced the title for their forthcoming record will be The Beginning of Times. Check out the cover art:

Woops! No, that’s a Wolfmother cover. Here’s the Amorphis one:

Totally different. 

The Beginning of Times track listing is as follows:

01. Battle For Light
02. Mermaid
03. My Enemy
04. You I Need
05. Song Of The Sage
06. Three Words
07. Reformation
08. Soothsayer
09. On A Stranded Shore
10. Escape
11. Crack In A Stone
12. Beginning Of Time
13. Heart's Song (digipack bonus track)

The Beginning of Times is due out at the end of May on Nuclear Blast Records. We’ll have more info on that soon.
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Warrior Blood, the first single from Artillery’s sixth studio album, My Blood, was given the video treatment and can be viewed below. 

My Blood is scheduled for release on March 21 through Metal Mind Productions. 
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This fall Kamelot will be hitting the North American roads along with Alestorm, Blackguard, and The Agonist for a full 22-date tour. The jaunt will begin at The Masquarade in Atlanta and wrap up 21 dates later at Orlando, Florida’s The Club at Firestone. For our local Utah readers: you’ll be happy to know the fun train will be rolling through SLC on September 17th at The Complex. Unfortunately, Kamelot’s vocalist Roy Khan will not be along for the ride as he’s in Norway continuing to get help for some medical and personal issues. Fabio Lione of Rhapsody of Fire will be handling vocal duties in his stead.

Kamelot North American Tour dates:

Aug. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquarade
Aug. 27 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Aug. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 31- Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep. 02 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sep. 03 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial De Quebec
Sep. 04 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep. 06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep. 07 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Sep. 08 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sep. 09 - St. Paul, NM - Station 4
Sep. 12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sep. 13 - Portland, OR - Peter’s Room
Sep. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Sep. 15 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
Sep. 16 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Sep. 18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Sep. 20 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 21 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 23 - Orlando, FL - The Club At Firestone
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Manowar is heading back to the studio this April. Quite possibly to start working on their new album, Hammer of The Gods, the first installment of the band’s Asgard Saga. The Asgard Saga is Manowar’s “multimedia fantasy adventure” they’ve been working on with Wolfgang Hohlbein.

Hohlbein is the best selling author of the fantasy series Magic Moon and a fucking shit load (any number more than 20 when describing books/albums/or singles) of other novels, novellas, and short stories of the sci-fi and fantasy variety.

We’ll have more on this soon. 
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And finally… Between the Buried and Me have some new music you can stream below. The track, Specular Reflection, is off their new album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. The album is expected to drop on April 12 on Metal Blade Records.



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