This post is about two foreign invasions of North America that are scheduled to occur next year, but these invaders will be welcomed with open arms. I initially thought I’d wait to feature these tours until the schedules were released, but I’m so excited about them that I’m goin’ with it now.
Both tours are being produced by Rock the Nation America, which is the booking agency partnership created about a year ago between Kataklysm/Ex Deo frontman Maurizio Iacono, his agent and Canadian metal promoter Stephan Mellul, and Century Media Records.
PAGANFEST AMERICA IV
The first tour — Paganfest America Part IV — will be headlined by Finland’s Ensiferum and also features Tyr (Faroe Islands), Heidevolk (The Netherlands), Trollfest (Norway), and Helsott (Los Angeles). We’ve prominently featured all of those bands except Helsott, and it sounds like we need to find out more about them because the rest of the line-up kicks ass.
This tour was just announced on Friday and no dates or places have yet been revealed. All I know is that the tour is scheduled to kick off in late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. I guess I may finally have to break down and get a drinking horn. Maybe a battle ax. Possibly some animal skins. Because I don’t want to be the only person in the audience who doesn’t look awkward.
VOICES FROM THE DARK
News of this tour surfaced several weeks ago, and I’ve been waiting for release of the schedule . . . and am still waiting. The line-up is vicious. Marduk (Sweden) and Moonspell (Portugal) will be the co-headliners, and the tour will also include Inquisition (U.S.), The Foreshadowing (Italy), and Death Wolf (Sweden), which features members of Marduk.
Once again, we’ve praised all these bands except one (Death Wolf) at NCS, and it seems like we need to investigate Death Wolf further, because the rest of line-up is so very strong.
And once again, no schedule has yet been released. All we know at the moment is that the tour will take place in February and March 2013 and will include dates in both the U.S. and Canada.
I won’t need horns or pelts for this one. I just need to start drinking more blood.
I’m digging up what I can on Helsott as we speak but from the crap live videos I’ve seen on Youtube they seem worthy enough.
I realize that comment might have been confusing. By “crap live videos” I mean “live videos that have crappy sound quality”, not “live videos of crap”.
Jeez..youre really bad at this…good thing you have me around
I would die without you, SB. Be mine forever!
Would you two get a damned room? You’re making me queasy.
Dont be angry..theres plenty of me to go around
I figured this would spread your DNA like a tsunami. I hope this thing makes a stop near you. But more than that, I hope it makes a stop near me.
I hate you with the fiery hate of a thousand hate-filled hate-spheres. But this tour is too good to miss; I am going to road trip this motherfucker like a boss.
Yeah, Marduk is cool and all, but what about
Also… Moonspell were god awful last time I saw them. Surprised to see them co-headlining.
I’ve been eagerly awaiting dates for the Voices from the Dark tour as well. It needs to come to Seattle. How can it not? It must. It must! Damn it all to hell, where are the dates already?!