If the word “epic” ever needed a living definition, it found one on the stage of Kavka Zappa in Antwerp. This was the much-anticipated tour featuring the amalgamation of unique sounds from Pain, Ensiferum, Eleine, and Ryujin. A cornucopia of styles and influences promised a night that would cover the gamut of metal sub-genres and beyond.
The tour itself commenced in early October and is scheduled to sweep across 16 countries, concluding in November. Pain, the headliners, threw in a pleasant twist by releasing a fresh track aptly named ‘Revolution’ right before hitting the road. Crafted by none other than Peter Tägtgren and his son Sebastian, the song is an introspective look at the muddied waters of news and social media in our current era. Could this new track hint at a forthcoming album? Only time will tell.
Ensiferum, the Folk Metal overlords, are storming stages in celebration of their 8th studio album, ‘Thalassic.’ Adding to the symphony of new releases, Eleine recently unveiled a new record through Atomic Fire Records, not to mention a sprinkling of new songs. Each act, in essence, brings a fresh set of tunes to the stage, making the tour a kind of traveling festival of new music.
For those who attended the concert, the word ‘fantastic’ barely scratches the surface of the experience. Each band poured their essence into their respective sets, creating a layered experience that soared beyond mere auditory enjoyment. If you missed this spectacular night of music, don’t despair. The tour is still rolling on, with numerous dates across various cities.
Remaining Tour Dates
19.10.2023 PT Lisbon – RCA Club
20.10.2023 ES Madrid – Changó Club
21.10.2023 ES Pamplona – Sala Totem Aretoa
22.10.2023 FR Lyon – La Rayonne
24.10.2023 SI Ljubljana – Cvetličarna
25.10.2023 IT Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Music Club
26.10.2023 HR Zagreb – Klub Močvara
27.10.2023 RO Bucharest – Quantic
28.10.2023 RO Cluj-Napoca – FORM Space
31.10.2023 BG Sofia – Club Mixtape 5
01.11.2023 HU Budapest – Dürer Kert
02.11.2023 PL Kraków – Kamienna 12
03.11.2023 AT Vienna – Szene
04.11.2023 DE Munich – Backstage (Halle)
05.11.2023 CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
07.11.2023 DE Nuremberg – Hirsch
08.11.2023 DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
09.11.2023 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
10.11.2023 DE Hamburg – Gruenspan
11.11.2023 DE Berlin – Columbia Theater
12.11.2023 DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Club)