Headshot Daily: 02-03-20

Todays Metal News

Saor Tour Dates With Borknagar

Caledonian folk black metal band SAOR have announced a European tour with Norwegian progressive metal act BORKNAGAR and folk metal band CȂN BARDD. The tour kicks off on November 21st in Warsaw, Poland and will end on December 12 at Eindhoven Metal Meeting in the Netherlands.

SAOR founder Andy Marshall comments: “We’re very excited to be the special guest on this tour and can’t wait to travel across Europe with our good friends in CȂN BARDD and the legendary BORKNAGAR!”

SAOR live 2020
06 Mar 20 Nantes (FR) Black Speech Fest
21 Mar 20 London (UK) Boston Music Room
06 Aug 20 Obermehler (DE) Party San Open Air (Exact date TBA)
22 Aug 20 Alba Iulia (RO) Dark Bombastic Evening

SAOR – True North European Tour
21 Nov 20 Warsaw (PL) Hydrozagadka
22 Nov 20 Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
23 Nov 20 Prague (CZ) Futurum
24 Nov 20 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
25 Nov 20 Hamburg (DE) Logo
26 Nov 20 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Nov 20 Antwerpen (DE) Kavka
28 Nov 20 London (UK) The Garage
29 Nov 20 Sheffield (UK) HRH
01 Dec 20 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
02 Dec 20 Toulouse (FR) Le Rex
03 Dec 20 Madrid (ES) Caracol
04 Dec 20 Barcelona (ES) Bóveda
05 Dec 20 Lyon (FR) Vileurbanne
06 Dec 20 Parma (IT) Campus Music Industry
07 Dec 20 Monthey (CH) Pont Rouge
08 Dec 20 Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann
09 Dec 20 Munich (DE) Backstage
10 Dec 20 Vienna (DE) Viper Room
11 Dec 20 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
12 Dec 20 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting


Aspidium Lyric Video

“Why does a BLACK DEATH METAL band need to write necessarily its songs in English”, Jason asks into the scene. ASPIDIUM is unconventional and does not like to be put into a box. Rules, clichés and ready-made opinions are there to be broken, according to the bandleader.

Thus ASPIDIUM combines German lyrics with uncompromising Black Death without any blinders. Socially critical lyrics that put their finger on the weak spots of our time, without the stereotypical thinking attached to Black or Death Metal, characterizes ASPIDIUM.

Harmagedon, the bands 2nd album, is released on April 18th


Maudiir Free Download

Recently unleashing his debut EP “Le Temps Peste” on February 7th, Maudiir, the one-man-band black /thrash project created by F. is offering the release for FREE download via Bandcamp


Coming from the underbelly of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Maudiir is an outlet for observations on obedience and industrialization riddled with man-made waste. With 80s heavy metal influences alongside black metal and punk, Maudiir is unique in sound; hauntingly dark while being corrosive and galloping.

Starting with guitar, F. works his way through each sullen track, adding drums, recording all the colorations and textures of the guitars, adding bass, and finally writing the words, very often at the same time they are being recorded.

The pessimistic aura of the music combines with lyrics about consumer society, religion, science going awry, addiction to technology, and environmental decay. “Le Temps Peste” is intense dark music. Another release is currently in the works.

F. adds:

“‘Le Temps Peste’ is a riff-driven EP, corrosive and galloping, mixing black metal, thrash metal and NWOBHM, that makes it a unique listening experience. The blood, sweat, and tears of a one-man project.”

F. (ex-Deeply Confused, Tears for the Dead Gods) is also currently leading prog/thrash metal outfit Trinity Blast.

Maudiir is F.

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