After a six year hiatus, the hunters of the apocalypse have regrouped. Ajattara, the most dangerous black metal outfit in Finland, a title given by the audience, is back stronger than ever. ’Lupaus’ (‘The Promise’), Ajattara’s ninth studio album will be released on 12th of May 2017 by the Finnish label Svart Records. The album will be available in CD-format and a double vinyl is also released, including three bonus tracks.
The album was recorded in Casa de la Musica studios at the Andalucian mountains in the small town of Àlora in Spain. The rough, barren scenery has been conveyed into this personal, raw piece of art. A requiem for the devil, like an ode to man’s deepest losses and sufferings. These nine deeply deprived and creeping songs are Ajattara at its best and its worst. And that’s a promise.
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We Are The Ocean call it quits! But they are not leaving without a proper goodbye. They will play some very last farewell shows. Make sure to get your tickets for any of these show, as this will be your last chance.
This is the official band statement about the split:
“We’re playing just 3 more UK Headline shows as part of our #FarewellTour this March. If you wanna be there you can get tickets from 10am Friday just follow the links LONDON MANCHESTER GLASGOW
To our fans, our friends, our family. This is by far the hardest decision we have had to make, but We Are The Ocean is coming to the end. This is a message to say thank you for exceeding all our expectations, and clarifying that music is one of the most powerful and incredible things in this world. It’s taken us to places we had only dreamed of and given us the opportunity to meet some incredibly inspiring and hard-working people along the way.
Starting out as local friends whose only realistic aspiration was to play the Walthamstow Standard, things picked up… and little did we know the journey we would embark on; performing hundreds of shows, travelling thousands of miles, standing before tens of thousands of beautiful faces. Seeing people who turned up early for shows, those who were buying our music, wearing t-shirts, even getting tattoos! This is something we will all remember and hold dear for the rest of our lives. For the past ten years, we have lived a glorious fantasy. But like all fantasies, it ran the risk of being infected by reality.
And the reality is, a life in music requires sacrifice, and more so every year. As opportunities deteriorate and competition rises, there are more and more sacrifices artists have to make in pursuit of a dream. And much as these sacrifices were ones we were more than willing to make, after time they began to distort the heart and soul of the music we were creating. As painful a decision as it was to make, we feel it is more important preserve the happiness it brought us from the beginning, than taint it with an unforgiving and unpredictable future. Our hearts still stay firmly in the music we’ve written over the years, but it’s time for another journey to begin.
As those who have seen us live will know, we never turn down the opportunity for an encore. So in true We Are The Ocean fashion we will be playing a handful of shows over the coming months, as one last chance to celebrate the past, the present and the future. If you wanna hear songs from Cutting Our Teeth, Go Now And Live, Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow, Ark and the Self-Titled EP (yep, your favourite MySpace profile songs) then join us for what will be an unforgettable evening.
It is with sadness we write this but honestly, we’re excited for the future and there’s still so much we have left to give. These shows will be for you who made it all possible, the fans. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you, thank you and stay posted for more announcements.
Liam, Alfie, Jack, Tom – We Are The Ocean”
This is the list of their very last shows:
Strom, München (Mar 17)
Underground, Köln (Mar 18)
Musik & Frieden, Berlin (Mar 19)
Cardiff Millennium Music Hall (April 27)
London Camden Electric Ballroom (28)
Manchester Academy 2 (29)
Glasgow Garage (30)
Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (May 1)
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French metalband Gojira will be the headliner op Dynamo Metalfest 2017. Last year at Fortarock they gave a magnificent pshow and the new album Magma received a grammy ‘Best Rock Album’. Earliers they confirmed: Testament, Exodus, Entombed A.D, Prong, Toxik and VUUR.
Two more bands will be added to the bill, including the winner of Dynamo Metal Battle.
Dynamo Metalfest takes place at 15 juli 2017 in Ijssportcentrum Eindhoven.
Tickets in pre-sale are 20 euro (excl. servicecosts). Get them here: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/dynamo-metal-fest-2017-tickets/169813
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