After their most extensive and successful tour to date earlier this year, Canadian hyperblasters KATAKLYSM will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the return of the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour! The varied line-up will be completed by US heavy metallers ICED EARTH, Finnish folk metal superstars ENSIFERUM and US metalcore stalwarts UNEARTH. Find all dates below!
Headbangers Ball – a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia – will breathe new life and, by the end of this year, MTV’s classic 80’s show shall return as a series of events. MTV Headbangers Ball, hosted by Continental Concerts in co-operation with MTV, is going to tour Europe. Just like the classic TV show presented by Vanessa Warwick, the festival tour is going to embody the cutting edge and timeless essence of pure f**king metal!
Metal Hammer, EMP, Metaltix, Musix, Turock, piranha, Slam
MTV Headbangers Ball Tour
w/ ICED EARTH, ENSIFERUM, UNEARTH
01.12. D Berlin – Huxley’s
02.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
03.12. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
04.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle
05.12. NL Tilburg – 013
06.12. UK London – Electric Brixton
07.12. F Paris – Bataclan
08.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage
09.12. D Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
10.12. D Giessen – Hessenhallen
11.12. B Torhout – De Mast
13.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
14.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
15.12. D Stuttgart – LKA
16.12. A Wien – Arena
17.12. D München – Backstage
18.12. CZ Zlin – Euronics
MTV Headbangers Ball was broadcasted for the first time on April 18th, 1987 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on MTV. The show was on air for eight years in the USA and six years in Europe. Besides music videos, the show also featured interviews with bands as well as specials on particular acts or festivals. The “Triple Thrash Treat” section created a TV platform for more extreme forms of metal, a tradition continued by this series of live events. Just like the TV show, the festival tour aims at presenting the endless variety of metal music offering a platform for established artists as well as newcomers.
More info: www.headbangersball-tour.eu
KATAKLYSM will present their current masterpiece “Of Ghosts And Gods” for another time on this upcoming tour.
Guitarist J-F Dagenais has tracked drums, guitars and bass for the album, while vocals were recorded by producer Mark Lewis (WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The entire process was mixed and mastered in the UK by legendary producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, AMON AMARTH). The artwork from KATAKLYSM’s explosive new album was created by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist, Surtsey (www.facebook.com/ocvltadesigns).
More KATAKLYSM dates:
07.06. D Hannover – Gilde Parkbühne (w/ SLAYER, THE SHRINE)
10.06. D Hauptmannsgrün – Chronical Moshers Open Air
11.06. RUS Moscow – Volta Club
12.06. RUS St. Petersburg – ClubZal
13.06. BY Minsk – Re:public
08. – 10.07. D Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
06./07.08. CDN Montréal – Heavy Montréal
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