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Green Day Unleash ‘X-Kid’ Video, Unveil 2013 European Tour Dates

The latter portion of 2012 has found the members of Green Day mostly off the grid while singer Billie Joe Armstrong completes his rehab . But the band is taking the first steps in regaining their footing, beginning with a new music video and their first announced dates of 2013. The trio has just delivered perhaps the most lo-fi video ever with their clip for ‘X-Kid.’ The group pulled from musical touchtones of the past in recording their album trilogy and the video for ‘X-Kid’ follows suit. The clip, seen above, features a queued up cassette version of the song, with the “play” button pushed allowing the viewer to watch as the track spools along. Meanwhile, Green Day has been rolling out 2013 dates in anticipation of their return. It looks as though the band will surface again in Europe first before playing other parts of the world. The first date is scheduled for May 24 at Fiera Milano Live in Milan, Italy with shows currently booked through mid-July. When the band return to the road, they’ll have all three albums worth of new material available to them, as ‘ Tre ,’ the final piece in their trilogy, recently arrived in stores. Green Day’s 2013 European Tour 5/24 — Milan, Italy — Fiera Milano Live 5/25 — Trieste, Italy — Piazza Unita’D’Italia 5/27 — Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro — Kalemegdan Park 5/29 — Vienna, Austria — Krieau Rocks 6/1 — London, England — Emirates Stadium 6/5 — Rome, Italy — Ippodromo Le Capannelle 6/6 — Casalecchio Di Reno Bo, Italy — Unipol Arena 6/8 — Nuremburg, Germany — Rock Im Park 6/9 — Wershofen, Germany — Rock am Ring 6/16 — Holland, Netherlands — Pinkpop Festival 6/18 — Lodz, Poland — Atlas Arena 6/21 — Moscow, Russia — Olympic Arena 6/23 — St. Petersburg, Russia — SKK Arena 6/26 — Helsinki, Finland — Rock the Beach Festival 6/28 — Norrkoping, Sweden — Bravalla Festival 6/30 — Oslo, Norway — Ullevaal Stadium 7/2 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Refshaleoen 7/4 — Werchter, Belgium — Werchter Festival 7/5 — Arras, France — Mainsquare Festival 7/10 — Nimes, France — Festival de Nimes Arena 7/12 — Lisbon, Portugal — Optimus Alive Festival 7/13 — Bilbo, Spain — Bilbo BBK Live Festival [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch Green Day’s ‘Stray Heart’ Video” align=”center”]

Behemoth Frontman Nergal Meets Bone Marrow Donor Who Saved His Life

Photo by KOBARU Behemoth frontman Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski is one of metal’s most inspirational figures. After the black metal mastermind was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, Nergal beat down an early mortality in heroic fashion. Now, with ever-improving health, Nergal was finally given the opportunity to meet the bone marrow donor who saved his life. “Thank you for life,” Nergal expressed to 25-year-old Gregory Kite upon meeting him for the first time. The black metal musician originally had no idea who his bone marrow donor was, but after two years of publicly stating that he wanted to meet his savior, it finally happened earlier today (Dec. 17). “The bottom line is that we won life, there are people, doctors who are struggling and want to win this life,” says Nergal, according to Polish news source . “This is the core of everything.” Kite also spoke of the donor process that saved Nergal. “I had a series of tests,” begins Kite. “I passed it successfully.It turned out that I could give stem cells. The cell transfer procedure lasted several hours. It was painless.” Behemoth currently have only two tour dates scheduled for 2013, a slot at Impactfest in Warsaw, Poland and the See-Rock Festival in Graz, Austria, headlined by Iron Maiden , Slayer , Motorhead and more. [button href=”,42/dziekuje-ci-za-zycie-nergal-poznal-dawce-szpiku,294950.html” title=”Click here to watch Nergal meeting Gregory Kite on Polish TV” align=”center”]

The Darkness To Launch ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ World Tour in January 2013

Wind-Up Records After a bit of an extended break, the  Darkness returned in August with their latest disc ‘Hot Cakes,’ the follow-up to 2005′s ‘One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back.’ Now, as if making up for lost time, the band is plotting to take their tasty musical treats out on the road again for a 2013 headlining run that will span 15 countries. While the band spent several months at the end of this year opening the show for Lady Gaga, it’s time for a return to headlining status. The Brit rockers have announced their own ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ world tour that will kick off in the States on Jan. 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and take them all the way through to mid-April, winding down in New Zealand. The band will spend all of January in the U.S. before seeing Germany, England, Scandinavia, France Switzerland, Italy, and Australia in February and March, saving Australia for April. Check out all of the announced dates below. ‘Let Them Eat Cakes’ World Tour Dates (Part One) January 2013 – North America: 1/10 FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. Revolution 1/11ORLANDO, FLA. Hard Rock Live 1/12 ATLANTA, GA. Masquerade 1/14 PITTSBURGH, PA. Stage AE 1/15 BALTIMORE, MD. Ram’s Head 1/18 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. House Of Blues 1/19 BOSTON, MASS. Paradise Rock Club 1/21 TORONTO, ONTARIO Phoenix 1/23 COLUMBUS, OHIO Newport Music Hall 1/25 DETROIT, MICH. The Majestic Theatre 1/26 MILWAUKEE, WIS. The Rave 1/27 CHICAGO, ILL. The Riviera Theatre 1/29 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. First Avenue 1/30 KANSAS CITY, MO. Beaumont Club February 2013 – North America/Mainland Europe 2/1 DENVER, COLO. The Summit Music Hall 2/2 ASPEN, COLO. Belly Up 2/16 COPENHAGEN, Denmark Amager 2/17 STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tyroz 2/19 TAMPERE, Finland Pokkahive 2/20 HELSINKI, Finland Circus 2/22 GOTHENBURG, Sweden Tradgarn 2/23 OSLO, Norway Rockefeller 2/24 KRISTENSAND, Norway Kick Scene 2/26 HAMBURG, Germany Grunenspan 2/27 AMSTERDAM, Holland Paradiso March 2013 – United Kingdom/Mainland Europe: 3/1 SHEFFIELD, UK City Hall 3/2 MANCHESTER, UK Apollo 3/3 GLASGOW, UK Barrowlands 3/5 NEWCASTLE, UK City Hall 3/6 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK Civic 3/7 LONDON, UK Hammersmith Apollo 3/10 ZURICH, Switzerland Volkshaus 3/11 MILAN, Italy Alcatraz 3/13 MUNICH, Germany Backstage Werk 3/14 VIENNA, Austria Arena 3/16 WARSAW, Poland Stodola 3/18 BERLIN, Germany CC Live 3/19 COLOGNE, Germany Kanting 3/20 LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg Den Atilier 3/21 ANTWERP, Belgium Trix April 2013 – Australia / New Zealand: 4/2 ADELAIDE, SA AEC 4/3 BRISBANE, QLD Riverstage 4/5 SYDNEY, NSW Hordem 4/6 MELBOURNE, VIC To Be Confirmed 4/8 AUCKLAND, NZ To Be Confirmed ? [button href=”” title=” The Darkness Talk Reunion, ‘Hot Cakes’ + More” align=”center”]

Behemoth Singer Nergal Receives Support From European Commission in Blasphemy Case

Photo by KOBARU Earlier this week it was reported that Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski could be facing some jail time in Poland after ripping up a bible and calling the Catholic church “the most murderous cult on the planet” onstage during the band’s performance in Gdynia. But it turns out that the vocalist may have an ally in the European Commission, who have weighed in on Poland’s national blasphemy law. According to the EU Observer , the European Commission has stated that the prosecution of a rock group for “blasphemy” is against European values. They added in a written letter that “national blasphemy laws are a matter for the domestic legal order of the member states.” The letter also stated that EU countries must respect international pacts. The European Commission cited the European Convention of Human Rights that Poland had signed about the freedom of expression, which explains, “This right protects not only information or ideas that are favorably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also those that offend, shock and disturb.” “[The decision] is negative and restricts the freedom of speech,” stated Nergal’s attorney Jacek Potulski to Reuters. “The court decided that this is allowed in a democratic system. We are still arguing that we were dealing with art, which allows more critical and radical statements.” The case will now be taken to a smaller court for another trial. [button href=”” title=”Next: Behemoth – Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Polish Supreme Court Rules Against Behemoth’s Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski in Bible-Tearing Incident

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Behemoth frontman and leukemia survivor Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski ran into some legal troubles after tearing up a Bible onstage during a Sept. 2007 performance in Gdynia, Poland. He did so while calling the Catholic church “the most murderous cult on the planet.” Nergal was cleared of any criminal charges by Polish judge Krzysztof Wieckowski in 2011, but the Supreme Court of Poland has now ruled that the vocalist has in fact committed a crime in the Bible-tearing incident. This new development opens up the possibility of the Behemoth frontman serving up to two years in prison. Poland’s penal code states, “Whoever offends religious feeling of other people by publicly insulting an object of religious cult or a place for public holding of religious ceremonies, is subject to a fine, restriction of liberty or loss of liberty for up to two years.” This law is a direct opponent to the concept of Freedom of Speech, and may claim two years of Nergal’s life behind bars. “[The decision] is negative and restricts the freedom of speech,” said Nergal’s attorney Jacek Potulski to Reuters (via Blabbermouth ). “The court decided that this is allowed in a democratic system. We are still arguing that we were dealing with art, which allows more critical and radical statements.” The case will now be taken to a smaller court for another trial. Behemoth had been tearing up the Bible onstage for two years before the Poland incident, with no ramifications until Sept. 2007. “Behemoth fans know what Behemoth is about, know what the lyrics are about, and know at least a little of the philosophy behind the band,” bassist Tomasz ‘Orion’ Wróblewski told Decibel Magazine in 2009. “So, it’s kind of surprising that there are people coming to the shows and feeling offended with what we do onstage. If such a person comes to a show, he comes with the purpose of being offended, I guess, and it shouldn’t be like that. We’re not offending any particular person. We’re just offending the religion that we’ve been raised in.” Stay tuned for more news on Behemoth’s Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski as further legal proceedings occur. Watch Footage of Nergal’s 2007 Bible-Tearing Incident in Poland

Extreme Metal Olympics: Groups 3 & 4, Semi Finals

Welcome to the Semi Finals of the Extreme Metal Olympics. Beginning with 32 bands competing for glory, we’re now down to four bands after a grueling cycle of eliminations. Your votes will now determine which bands will advance to the Gold Medal Round. In Group 3 of our competition, we showcased acts from Sweden, Poland, Australia, Canada and France, but the band who swept Group 3 come from the beautiful

Extreme Metal Olympics: Group 3, Quarter Finals

Group 3 of the Extreme Metal Olympics features an incredibly diverse group of bands from countries such as Sweden, Australia, Poland, France + more. In the Quarter Finals of the Extreme Metal Olympics, we’ve got the sole Finnish entry facing one of the Sweden’s most extreme bands. Children of Bodom continue their trek for Finland in the Extreme Metal Olympics, narrowly beating out French metallers Gojira in the closest match

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