17-01-2018 - AISA News Bulletin – January 2018
AISA USA introduces AISA Consulting / AISA Launches New CORONER Official EU Store / EXHORDER World Tour 2018 / WARDRUNA North American Tour... And much more!
AISA USA introduces AISA Consulting
AISA is proud to announce that we are opening up a consulting office within the United States for labels, bands and events. Our services, available in deeper detail on our website, include band consulting, label services, A&R, event management and social media management. This is a unique opportunity to reach out and get guidance from the same people who work with acts like Wardruna, Enslaved or Exhorder besides labels like Blood Music, SVART Records and M-Theory.
Our first band clients to kick off will include War Curse and Runescarred among others. Both bands have exciting announcements coming for 2018, including new records and tours all across the globe. Meanwhile, Ripple Music is excited to be brought into the AISA fold under the label consulting branch.
This is a model that we believe can work with partners like you in order to take a career to the next level. It also allows to continue building our services to help people at all levels of the music industry and developing us as a one stop company with everything from distribution and merch to management and consulting, leaving us in a unique position to help you.
Simon Füllemann/CEO says: ‘After several successful years in Europe, I am proud to say we found the right moment in time, tools and manpower for the American continent to offer industry players an alternative to the usual way of doing things. It’s 2018 and we need to think ahead, be ahead and adapt to an always changing market. We can help you exactly doing that with our Consulting services.’
For further information, please contact email@example.com
AISA Launches New CORONER Official EU Store
We are very happy to announce the launch of Swiss legends Coroner new Official European store! Visit the store HERE
Official North American store and brand new merch items coming soon, stay tuned!
HAMFERD First Official Merchandise Stores in Europe and North America!
EXHORDER World Tour 2018
Exhorder will be busy touring the US and Europe in 2018! With, among others, exclusive showcases at Saint-Vitus (NY) and NOLA in February, and shows at the major European festivals this summer! Check out the tour dates below, more TBA!
9/02/2018 – Saint Vitus Bar, New York, NY (US)
10/02/2018 – Saint Vitus Bar, New York, NY (US)
12/02/2018 – Southport Music Hall, New Orleans, NOLA (US)
27/04/2018 – SWR Barroselas Metal Fest, Viana Do Castelo (PT)
28/04/2018 – Keep It True, Lauda-Konigshofen (DE)
16/06/2018 – Austin Terrorfest, Austin, TX (US)
22-24/06/2018 – Hellfest, Clisson (FR)
28-30/06/2018 – Download Madrid, Madrid (ES)
9/08/2018 – Brutal Assault, Josefov (CZ)
10-11/08/2018 – Party San Open Air, Schlotheim (DE)
11-12/08/2018 – Alcatraz Metal Fest, Kortrijt (BE)
15-18/08/2018 – Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuhl (DE)
12-13/10/2018 – California Deathfest, Oakland, CA (US)
MYRKUR Embarks in “Folkesange” Acoutsic Tour
Myrkur will perform traditional Nordic folk songs and acoustic versions of her own compositions, both from her debut and new record ‘Mareridt’. She will bring a small group of very talented folk musicians and girls’ choir singers to perform a handful of exclusive shows in unique and special venues around Europe. Dates and tickets:
19/01/18 – Eurosonic
20/01/18 – Utrecht
21/01/18 – Leeds
22/01/18 – London
10/02/18 – Helsinki
11/02/18 – Stockholm
First WARDRUNA Raid on Vinland Heading For A Sold-Out Success
Aisa Nordics North American territory-artist Wardruna is lacing up for their first North American tour; focusing on North East US/South East Canada. The shows between February 1st and 8th are soon sold out; some tickets are left for New York (very few) and Toronto shows, so make a run for it if you want to attend this historical show.
The man himself interjects: “We are very excited to realize our first ever American tour, and are simply overwhelmed by the massive response since announcing the shows. Being well aware of the great following in North America; it feels fantastic to finally be able to perform our songs live there – hopefully this is just the first of many tours «across the pond»”.
On February 2nd, Einar Selvik has made time for a live solo performance and signing session at Rough Trade NYC – then on February 4th, he will make a solo appearance at the Concordia University (a Grimposium event) in Montreal in the afternoon before the nights performance.
Feb 1st, Silver Spring – SOLD OUT
Feb 2nd, NYC – Einar Selvik Solo & signing @ Rough Trade – more info
Feb 3rd, NYC – Tickets
Feb 4th, Montreal – Einar Selvik Solo @ Concordia University – Free
Feb 4th, Montreal – SOLD OUT
Feb 6th, Boston – SOLD OUT
Feb 7th, Montreal – SOLD OUT
Feb 8th, Toronto – Tickets
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WARDRUNA January European Shows Are Sold Out
The upcoming Wardruna shows in Prague and Zurich are now completely sold out! The band will play several European shows this spring and summer, you can check all their tour dates HERE
17/01/2018 – Prague – Divadlo Hybernia (CZ) – SOLD OUT
18/01/2018 – Prague – Divadlo Hybernia (CZ) – SOLD OUT
20/01/2017 – Komplex 457, Zürich, (CH) – SOLD OUT
ENSLAVED and MYRKUR Will Take Part in the Decibel Tour 2018
15/02/2018 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
16/02/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
17/02/2018 – Boston, MA – Royale
18/02/2018 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
20/02/2018 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
21/02/2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
23/02/2018 – Chicago, IL – Metro
24/02/2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
25/02/2018 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
26/02/2018 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
28/02/2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/03/2018 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
03/03/2018 – Edmonton, BC – The Starlite Ballroom
05/03/2018 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/03/2018 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/03/2018 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/03/2018 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/03/2018 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
ÅRABROT Signs With Pelagic Records
AISA Nordics artist Årabrot, Norwegian Art Rock par excellence, has signed a record deal with German connoisseur label Pelagic Records. The collaboration will kick off with a special 12” single for Record Store Day 2018 and their appearance at Roadburn Festival April 19th . The single contains a taster for the coming full length; “Sinnerman” – a punishing and relentless take on the traditional song that grabs the listener by the neck and does not let go. Side B contains “Nihil Stampede” which is only to be found on this release. In addition to this maximalist vinyl single, the release will also be available digitally (no CD version).
Årabrot mastermind Kjetil Nernes has the following to say about the inking of the deal: «Thank you Pelagic for having us on board. 2018 will be an interesting year. Årabrot will return bigger and better than ever. Expect the unexpected!»
Pelagic founder and CEO Robin Staps comments: “Årabrot are a band with character. They don’t really fit in anywhere, because they have created a niche of their own. We have had an eye on them since “The Gospel”, and we’re excited to finally have them on board!”
ÅRABROT Live Dates:
02/02/2018 – Trondheim Calling, Trondheim (NO)
19/04/2018 – Roadburn Festival, Tilburg (NL)
19-21/07/2018 – Bukta Festival, Tromsø (NO)
16-18/08/2018 – Midgardsblot (NO)
24/08/2018 – Den Festivalen, Haugesund (NO)
COILGUNS “Millennials” Now Available on Pre-Order
Swiss Hardcore – Noise DIY heroes Coilguns new full-length “Millennials” (to be released on March 23rd via Hummus Records) is now available for pre-order, as well as represses of former releases, some for the first time on LP!
Physical formats and exclusive bundles: hummusrecords.bigcartel.com
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“Millennials” Swiss Release Shows And EU/UK Release Tour Announced
Check out the dates below and don’t miss them live:
02/03/18 – Bulle, CH
03/03/18 – Winterthur, CH
14/03/18 – Tubingen, DE
15/03/18 – Munich, DE
16/03/18 – Ybbsitz, AT
17/03/18 – Plzen, CZ
18/03/18 – Dresden, DE
19/03/18 – Berlin, DE
21/03/18 – Celle (TBC), DE
22/03/18 – Amsterdam (TBC), NL
25/03/18 – Leeds, UK
26/03/18 – Newcastle, UK
27/03/18 – Glasgow, UK
28/03/18 – London, UK
30/03/18 – Wuppertal, DE
31/03/18 – Béthune, F
01/04/18 – Altkirch, F
SINISTRO New Album “Sangue Cássia” Out Now
The Portuguese Fado-rockers Sinistro have released their already much acclaimed new album “Sangue Cássia” via Season Of Mist! You can order the album now HERE!
“It’s not just the standard light-and-shade dynamism, it’s that Sinistro sound equally at home crafting emotional Floydian ambient textures as uranium-weight riff constellations. Happily, they’re ultra-adept at weaving these elements together with subtlety and taste, while Patricia’s radiant ululations take them to a higher plain altogether.” – Metal Hammer UK, 4/5
“Using all the compositional ticks that have made their last works quite enjoyable, Sinistro now clearly sets down their best work to date with Sangue Cassia.” – Last Rites
SHAWN JAMES Has Entered The Studio To Record New Album + New 7” Coming Soon
Shawn James is currently recording his new album and comments: “These are some of the most emotionally heavy and strongest songs I’ve ever written.”
A limited new 7” will be released on February 28th and available exclusively in the Shawn James webstores and on tour. More info coming soon!
Shawn James also announced two shows in January:
22/01/2018 – Park City, UT – Sundance Film Festival
23/01/2018 – Park City, UT – Sundance Film Festival