With Finntroll, Skálmöld and their support band Brymir a very fitting package is touring all over Europe these days. Let’s check on their Berlin tour stop and also cast short glance on Skálmöld’s 10th “Börn Loka” anniversary shows recently in Reykjavik.
The Ultima Ratio Fest caravan delivers a set of gems, no, actually of most exquisite crown jewels of harsh metal to our door-step venues in Europe these days. Finnish melancholic metal wizards, Insomnium and the Portuguese gothic metalists of Moonspell share their co-headlining tour in the finest company of Borkagar, Wolfheart and Hinanyana.
Between the dates of the Iron Maiden Tour playing in front of 50.000 metal heads, Lord of The Lord find the time for some Killer Filler shows. Venues smaller than the stage only of the named tour but their own headliner shows. They play a few well-chosen smaller festivals as the Castle Rock at Mühlheim. Today they are hosted by legendary Colos Saal at Aschaffenburg/Lower Franconia. The capacity is 500 and the show is sold out.
In 2020, Bad Religion announced their 40th anniversary tour. Two years later the ‘Godfathers of Punk’ are ready to celebrate it, finally, and after several planned and cancelled rounds due to ‘you know what’ which also explains the tour theme “40 Years + 2”.
We are in the middle of spring 2022. Less and less tours are cancelled. More and more tours catch up the more than two years delay. One of them is Thundermother’s Heat Wave Tour 2022. It already started in March with some UK-dates. With an interruption in between it restarts again at Bensheim on Tuesday 17th of May. It will continue by September 2022.
April Art will go on tour for about three weeks together with Dark Tranquility, Ensiferum and Tag My Heart, which mainly leads them to France and Spain from 24th April on, and for one show to Stuttgart on 26th April. In summer they will play a festival season after the release of "Pokerface" on 17th June. October is the time for their first headliner tour. April Art is more than “just” a little metal combo from Giessen in the middle of Middle Hessia’s countryside which will make its way through the oceans and skies of the world.