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RIOT V have revealed they will release their sixteenth album, entitled Armor Of Light, on April 27th. The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Metal Church, Flotsam And Jetsam). The new songs promise to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of Riot, as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator and very longtime HardRadio friend Don Van Stavern undertakes a lot of the writing as he did on Thundersteel, The Privilege Of Power and the latest offering Unleash The Fire. Don van Stavern adds: "This next offering will please long time fans and create new ones, as the material is fresh and power metal at it's finest."
Thrash metal outfit HAVOK continue to promote their Conformicide album and will make their return to European stages for a tour in April together with Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott. European tour dates: April 5 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kulttempel. 6 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden. 7 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser. 8 - Weinheim, Germany - Cafe Central. 9 - Prague, Czech Republic - Nova Chmelnice. 10 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert. 12 - Nurnberg, Germany - Z-Bau. 13 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff. 14 - Lyon, France - CCO Villeurbanne. 15 - Barcelona, Spain - Boveda. 16 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol. 17 - Sevilla, Spain - Custom. 18 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisboa Ao Vivo. 20 - Pamplona, Spain - Totem. 21 - Montpellier, France - Secret Place. 22 - Paris, France - Petit Bain. 23 - London, UK - Underworld. 24 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse. 26 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum. 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - Zappa. 28 - Hannover, Germany - Faust. 29 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage.
THE SWORD will do extensive touring throughout 2018. The dates for the first leg of the tour are below. Support on leg one will be provided by King Buffalo. Tour dates: March 21 - Austin, TX - Mohawk. 23 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore. 27 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades. 29 - Seattle, WA - Neumos. 30 - Spokane, WA - The Pin. 31 - Boise, ID - Neurolux. April 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall. 3 - Grand Junction, CO - The Mesa Theater. 4 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre. 6 - Lincoln, NE - The Bourbon Theatre. 7 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre. 8 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II. 9 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom. 10 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall/Lounge 1884. 11 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre. 12 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall.
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