Tour News Roundup: Blues Pills / Kadavar, UK Tech-Fest, Palace, Blastfest 2017

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Another bunch of tour dates and announcements, including news of a rather juicy support slot…

Blues Pills / Kadavar

Fresh from playing a triumphant set at last weekend’s Download Festival, Berlin-based trio Kadavar have announced they will head back to the UK this Autumn as Special Guests to Blues Pills on all UK & European dates. Tickets are on sale now and the UK / IRE dates are below:

  • 1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
  • 2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
  • 4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
  • 5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
  • 6th November – London – Koko
  • 8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
UK Tech-Fest tour 2016
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UK Tech-Fest Tour

The Schoenberg Automaton, The Hirsch Effekt and A Night In The Abyss will tour the UK in July. Quite a variety in the line-up but definitely on the heavy end of the scale, tickets for this tour should be on sale by the time you read this.

  • 4 The Vestry, Dundee
  • 5 Opium, Edinburgh
  • 6 The Hatchet, Bristol
  • 7 The Live Rooms, Chester
  • 8 – 10 Tech Fest, Newark
  • 11 The Craufurd Arms
  • 12 The Underground, Plymouth
  • 13 Sanctuary, Basingstoke
  • 14 The Unicorn, London
  • 15 Eiger Studios, Leeds


Palace will release their hugely anticipated debut album So Long Forever on 4th November 2016 on Fiction Records. Following on from this is a string of headline dates later in the same month:

  • 21st Nov Brighton, Patterns
  • 22nd Nov Bristol, Exchange
  • 23rd Nov London, Brixton Electric
  • 24th Nov Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
  • 25th Nov Manchester, Deaf Institute
  • 26th Nov Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
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Blastfest 2017

Finally, a line-up announcement for February next year. Held in Norway’s Bergen, a city steeped in metal culture and famed for its natural beauty with its location between seven mountains and seven fjords. Blastfest takes place right in the heart of winter on 22nd – 25th February 2017 and now on the lead up to its fourth incarnation with acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Dying Fetus and Hell having already been announced. This latest wave of band announcements has been promised to be just as fittingly epic for a Blastfest appearance.

Reunited after a six year hiatus, American black/death cult act Angelcorpse are back and will be in Bergen for the first time ever. Akercocke, again, another band united after a hiatus are back to summon the Antichrist and are set to do just that at Blastfest 2017. Fronted by Karl Willetts and featuring other members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, Bergen is about to witness the war machine of Memoriam in full force.

Telling tales of their Roman ancestors, Ade, one of the fiercest death metal bands right now are set for an appearance at Blastfest as is genre-defying Americans Between The Buried & Me and black metal outfit Nordjevel, a band who’ve been making huge waves of late. Lucifer’s ChildBeneath, Hatesphere, Italian death metal quartet Hour Of Penance, Icelandic black/death act Zhrine, Swedish black metallers Avslut, atmospheric death metal trio The Monolith Deathcult and atmospheric black metallers Darkend complete the second wave of acts confirmed for Blastfest 2017.

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July 5, 2016 1:02 PM

[…] a UK headline tour announced for November 2016 and their debut album So Long Forever out on the 4th November via Fiction Records, Palace have […]