BEAST IN BLACK announce European headline tour 2019 with TURMION KÄTILÖT

Up and coming metallers BEAST IN BLACK recently finished their first festival season, incl. appearances at well-known festivals such as Tuska Open Air (FIN)Norway Rock Festival (N)Nova Rock (A) and Sabaton Open Air (S) amongst others. The band with former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen previously toured as support for RHAPSODY and BEYOND THE BLACK in support of their debut album »Berserker«, which was released on November 3rd, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. In addition, the group also played two own (sold out!) headline gigs in Finland as well as a number of Japanese shows with TURISAS amongst others. To round off their »Berserker« touring cycle worthily, BEAST IN BLACK will embark on another European trek supporting Finnish symphonic metal giants NIGHTWISH at the end of the year.

But before the aforementioned journey starts, the quintet is pleased to announce great news for early 2019: BEAST IN BLACK will be touring as headliners in support of their upcoming, yet untitled sophomore record. Totalling 15 shows, the tour will guide the band through 6 different countries. Special guest will be Finnish electronic crossover band TURMION KÄTILÖT. Further details can be found below.

Comments the band, “Finally, the time has come for us to announce something that we have waited so long for and most bands only dream of – our first European headline tour where we will present the second BEAST IN BLACK album. More details about our new release will follow very soon, stay tuned!”

Beast In Black Tour 2019

»European Tour 2019«

Presented by
Metal Hammer (D), Rock It! (D), piranha (D), musix (D), (D)

27.02. D Hamburg – Markthalle
28.02. D Bochum – Zeche
01.03. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg (OZ)
02.03. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.03. F Paris – La Maroquinerie
04.03. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
05.03. D Saarbrücken – Garage
06.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
07.03. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
08.03. D Munich – Backstage (Werk)
09.03. D Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
10.03. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
11.03. D Berlin – Columbia Theater
29.03. S Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben
30.03. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

Exclusive eventim pre-sale start: September 19th, 2018 (12.00 CEST)
General pre-sale start: September 21st, 2018 (12.00 CEST)

More BIB dates:

»Decades: Europe 2018«

02.11. S Gothenburg – Partille Arena
03.11. DK Copenhagen – Valby-Hallen
05.11. D Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
06.11. D Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
07.11. B Antwerp – Lotto Arena
09.11. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
10.11. F Paris – AccorHotels Arena
11.11. CH Geneva – Arena
13.11. SK Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
14.11. D Munich – Olympiahalle
16.11. D Leipzig – Arena
17.11. PL Krakow – Tauron Arena
19.11. CZ Prague – O2 Arena
20.11. H Budapest – Arena
22.11. CH Zurich – Hallenstadion
23.11. D Nuremberg – Arena
24.11. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
26.11. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
27.11. D Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
30.11. E Madrid – WiZink Center
01.12. E Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
02.12. E Bilbao – Bizkaia Arena
04.12. I Milan – Medionalum Forum
05.12. D Frankfurt – Festhalle
08.12. UK London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
10.12. UK Birmingham – Arena
11.12. UK Manchester – Arena
14.12. FIN Turku – Gatorade Center
15.12. FIN Helsinki – Hartwall Arena

23.02. FIN Helsinki – The Circus *NEW*
31.05. – 02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air *NEW*

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»Berserker« – Chart Entries:

#7 Finland
#13 Sweden (Hard Rock)
#21 UK (Rock)
#33 Switzerland
#39 UK (Indie)
#51 Germany
#169 France

Helsinki-based five-piece BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, where they opened for NIGHTWISH.

»Berserker« was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.

»Berserker« maintains the style of Anton‘s previously composed works, which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIESTMANOWARW.A.S.P.BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record contains all the elements of a great heavy metal album. “It’s very straightforward, catchy, powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences,” Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: “Many songs such as the title track, ‘Beast In Black’, and ‘Zodd The Immortal’, are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«.”

Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Atte Palokangas | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals