Thursday and Friday’s Other Metal News – Royal Republic, Korpiklaani, King Hobo and More

News from Thursday and Friday the 16th and 17th of May 2019.

Royal Republic band photo. The band are wearing tuxedos standing in front of horizontal yellow stripes, the whole picture is lit red

Sweden’s four-man rock sensation and party machine Royal Republic are set to release their groove-laden and action-packed new album, Club Majesty on May 31st. Ladies and gentlemen – meet Anna-Leigh – Royal Republic’s third single from their forthcoming album. Dust off your shoulder pads and leg warmers, and check it out here:

Royal Republic will be heading to the UK for Download and then returning to these shores in October for a full tour:

15.06. UK Donington – Download Festival
18.10. UK Norwich – The Waterfront
19.10. UK Nottingham – Rock City
20.10. UK Glasgow – The Garage
22.10. UK Newcastle – University
23.10. UK Hull – The Welly
24.10. UK Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
26.10. UK Manchester – Academy 2
27.10. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
28.10. UK Bristol – Trinity Centre
30.10. UK Southampton – Engine Rooms
31.10. UK London – Electric Ballroom

Power trio King Hobo comprised of Thomas Juneor Andersson (Kamchatka) on vocals, guitars, and percussion, Per Wiberg (Kamchatka / Spiritual Beggars / Candlemass / ex-Opeth) on vocals, bass, and keys, and Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) on drums – have shared a third new track, titled Dragon’s Tail. The song is taken from their upcoming album Mauga, which is set for release on May 31. You can find it on all DSPs.

Bokassa, who are currently on tour with Metallica, have released an official video for new single Mouthbreathers Inc., taken from their forthcoming album, Crimson Riders, due out June 21st.


Korpiklaani have a new lyric video for Bír Bír [feat. Fleret], the song will be available digitally on May 24th.


‘The Wayfarers Australia & New Zealand Tour 2019’
19.05. NZ Auckland – Whammy Bar
21.05. AUS Brisbane – The Triffid
22.05. AUS Sydney – Manning Bar
23.05. AUS Canberra – The Basement
24.05. AUS Melbourne – Max Watt’s
25.05. AUS Adelaide – Enigma Bar
26.05. AUS Perth – Amplifier

02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
21. – 23.06.  LT Varniai – Kilkim Žaibu
05.07. F Colombier-Saugnieu – Plane ‘R Fest
06.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
12.07. UA Kiev – Atlas Weekend
26.07. SLO Tolmin – MetalDays
01. – 04.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02. – 03.08. FIN Tampere – SaariHelvetti
17.08. F St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival

‘Wanderers Towards Rebirth – Kulkija Ad Ategnatos’
19.09. USA Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
20.09. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
21.09. USA New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
22.09. USA Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
23.09. USA Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
24.09. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
26.09. USA Mesa, AZ – Club Red
27.09. USA Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
28.09. USA Oakland, CA – Metro Operahouse
29.09. USA Portland, OR – The Bossanova Ballroom
30.09. CDN Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01.10. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03.10. USA Denver, CO – Summit
04.10. USA Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
05.10. USA Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
06.10. USA Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
07.10. CDN Toronto, ON – The Opera House
08.10. CDN Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09.10. CDN Montréal, QC – Théâtre Corona
10.10. CDN Québec, QC – Impérial Bell
11.10. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
12.10. USA Reading, PA – Reverb
13.10. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
14.10. USA New York, NY – PlayStation Theater

Long-running Swedish death metal band Grave has teamed up with Century Media Records to bring back the albums “Dominion VIII” (2008) and “Burial Ground” (2010) as classy, limited coloured and black vinyl editions, hand-numbered Digipak CDs limited to 3.000 copies each, and digitally. Check out these art videos for Dark Signs (from Dominion VIII) and Liberation (from Burial Ground). All versions will be released on May 24th.

Einherjer have signed with Napalm Records and are working on a new album. Napalm Records released Einherjer’s first full length album Dragons of the North in 1996.

Heart of a Coward have a new interview video where they discuss the idea behind the title of their new album The Disconnect. The album is released on June 7th.

Exhorder will be releasing their third studio album later this year, a mere 27 years after their second album The Law, from 1992.

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