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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”]

Nightwish Unveil Own Brand of Wine + New Trailer for ‘Imaginaerum’ Movie Finnish symphonic metal masters Nightwish have been working on a film to complement their ‘Imaginaerum’ album, which was released to critical acclaim. Along with a new trailer for the movie, Nightwish have just announced that they will be creating Imaginaerum wine to bring the experience to a completely new sense. Even with the recent departure of singer Anette Olzon , the direction of Nightwish’s ‘Imaginaerum’ projects has gone unhindered. “We are proud to present a new Nightwish item, Imaginaerum wine ,” begins keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. “Imaginaerum is the most imaginative wine on the planet. It’s inspired by otherworldly splendours, moments of wonderment and the joyous sound of laughter with a hint of campfire poetry, music of the spheres, and the long, smooth, star-filled finish of Lucid Dreams. It is a wine best enjoyed with the ones you hold dear. Cheers and enjoy!” Winemaking is no easy business, and it would be easy to simply bottle some sort of rushed and half-assed product, but Nightwish have taken the task very seriously. The grapes used for the wine were up to 100 years old and gave off super intensive aromas before spending 14 months in small barrels made of French oak. As for the newest ‘Imaginaerum’ movie trailer, the finished promo looks absolutely phenomenal, delivering some incredibly eye-gasmic cinematography. “Basically [the film is] about this old guy who use to be a composer and he’s really sick,” Holopainen told us in an exclusive interview . “He’s lying on his death bed in a hospital and he’s going through his life, through his dreams — that’s the basic story line. It’s all about praising life and life’s beauty, imagination and all the strife and the bad stuff we have to face.” The first bottling of Imaginaerum wine is set to take place this week, and the ‘Imaginaerum’ film is set to be released in Finland on Nov. 23. Watch the Trailer for ‘Imaginaerum’

Voivod Unveil Teaser Single from Upcoming Album ‘Target Earth’

Century Media Records Back when Canadian progressive metal legends Voivod started in the early ’80s, cell phones were in their infancy and smart phones were far in the future. 30 years later, Voivod is releasing a smart phone app along with a teaser of their upcoming single ‘Mechanical Mind.’ The band’s 13th studio album ‘Target Earth’ is set to be released Jan. 22, 2013, in North America, marking Voivod’s 30th anniversary. Voivod’s company Iron Gang Factory is joining with Century Media Records to release ‘Target Earth.’ “Our goal has been to find a partner for Iron Gang Factory to help get new Voivod music to the world and Century Media, we are proud to say, is the right company to do so globally,” the band said. “We can’t wait to release, tour, and promote ‘Target Earth.’” Voivod’s current lineup includes vocalist Dennis ‘Snake’ Belanger, bassist Jean-Yves ‘Blacky’ Theriault, drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin and guitarist Daniel ‘Chewy’ Mongrain. Mongrain joined the band after the death of guitarist Denis ‘Piggy’ D’Amour. It will be the first time since 1991′s ‘Angel Rat’ that Snake, Blacky and Away will appear on a studio album together. ‘Mechanical Mind’ will be released as a digital single and 7″ vinyl on Oct. 9. The vinyl has the Voivod skull etching by Away (who is also an artist) as the b-side. The free Voivod mobile app gives fans access to the band’s songs, music videos, live interviews, news, upcoming live events and more. It is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Voivod will kick off a  European Tour in the U.K. on Oct. 3. The trek will take them through several countries, wrapping up in Helsinki, Finland, on Oct. 31. Watch Voivod’s ‘Mechanical Mind’ Teaser Video

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

Extreme Metal Olympics: Group 3, Round Two

We’ve got a great batch of bands competing in this next round of the Extreme Metal Olympics. Featuring bands from Finland, France, Sweden and Poland, Group 3 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting brackets in our Extreme Metal Olympics. Finland’s pride Children of Bodom beat out Australian technical death metal act Psycroptic. French metal band Gojira also emerged victorious against the Canadian metallers of Kataklysm. Now

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