LORD VOLTURE TO PLAY BIBELOT DORDRECHT
LORD VOLTURE will appear as special guest at the album release show of friends CONORACH in Bibelot, Dordrecht, on March 7th. We played various shows with CONORACH in the Netherlands and Czech Republic over 2012 and 2013 and we're honoured to be invited to share the stage once more. There'll be a guest in our midst as well. For this night only we'll have the pleasure of welcoming Waldo Kloor (BURN, ex-DISQUIET) on bass guitar.

Posted on 19.01.2014
LORD VOLTURE ANNOUNCE CZECH SPRING TOUR
With delight we announce the second gig of our Czech Spring tour. It has just been confirmed for Saturday April 26th in 'Music SKLEP' in the town of Spálené Pořĺčĺ. Many thanks to Vaclav Hadac.
Posted on 06.01.2014
NEW PROMO SHOTS & PODCAST #6: NEW ALBUM PHOTOSHOOT
We are proud to reveal the new LORD VOLTURE promo shots we took in September 2013 at the very special location of Westerbork in the northern parts of the Netherlands. It is a place with lots of history. During World War II the area served as a deportation camp. Nowadays the camp doesn't exist anymore, but a museum and a monument in memory of the people who suffered and died in the Westerbork transit camp remain. Part of the terrain has been in use for astronomical observation since 1969 and harbours the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. The impressive site consists of fourteen antennas, each 25 metres in diameter, arranged on a 2.7 km East-West line.

The photography was once again done by the talented hand of Bas Wijers, who was also responsible for our previous photoshoots, the cover artwork for the 'Beast Of Thunder' and 'Never Cry Wolf' albums, and the 'Minutes To Madness' video clip. View all the new pictures in our gallery.



As icing on the cake Frank made a short podcast with footage of the day of the photoshoot. Enjoy!

Posted on 04.01.2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Today, the fourth calender year of LORD VOLTURE's existence comes to an end. Each year we keep developing as a band and we keep exploring new territories and expanding our fanbase over the world. With a busy and succesful year behind us we look forward to the adventures to come in the new year. Let us review the events of the past year.

In the first year of 2013, we focussed on finalising and rehearsing the song material for the new studio album. Still, we managed to pull-off some wonderful shows in between the intensive rehearsal schedule, including a show at the 2000 Tons Of Metal cruise boat in Belgium, the Queen's Day Festival in Zaandam, an opening show for STEELWING in Harderwijk and other shows in Eindhoven, Tilburg and Breda cities.

In the Summer months July and August we recorded all tracks for the new album, starting with the drums in Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam and followed by the bass, the guitars and the vocals in Final Focus Studio, Tilburg.

Straight after coming out of the recording studio we commenced our 'Korgon Over Europe' campaign, bringing the sound of thunder to virgin areas during the Autumn months. We kicked-off in September with the 'Wolves In Bohemia' headliner tour in Czech Republic on which we brought Rotterdam power metallers CONORACH as special guests. We played the German Swordbrothers Festival and Old School Metalfest in Holland alongside names such as MORGANA LEFAY, BLITZKRIEG and WIZARD, and we had the honour of opening for US metal legends ATTACKER in Little Devil Tilburg.

The month October started with an opening show for ENFORCER together with ATTIC in Groene Engel, Oss. Then followed the 'Towards The Taiga' tour, which brought us to Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia, with highlights playing the Baltic capitals of Tallinn and Riga. On this tour we brought London hardrockers HAMMERJACK with whom we had a terrific time and who we now consider our good friends. Coming back from this 12-day ride through northeastern Europe we played another headline show in Artishock Soest which was a perfect welcoming home party for us.

In November, we revisited Blue Devils Bar Arras in France for a headline show and we reunited with old friends SANDSTONE for the 'Metal Overseas Tour' during which we played a total of six co-headliner shows in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland. It was a wonderful trip and Northern Ireland will definately see us again.

In the start of December we did a 3-day mini-tour in the Netherlands called 'Dutch-Danish December Disruption' on which we were supposed to be co-headlining with SEVEN THORNS from Denmark. Alas, SEVEN THORNS was forced to cancel the tour at the very last moment and so it became a headliner tour after all. Nonetheless, crowds showed up in great numbers and we had brilliant final tour of the year. Highlight was sharing the stage with NICK HELLFORT from Germany on the third and final show of the tour. The remaining weeks of December we spent resting and finalising the mix and master for the new album with Stephen van Haestregt in Swamp Studio Raamsdonk.

For 2014 we have many exciting plans. Most importantly, the third LORD VOLTURE album will be out somewhere between March and May. Upcoming Saturday we'll release our new promo photos and a new podcast. In January, we'll embark on the 'Lost In The Black Forest' German tour with NICK HELLFORT and later in the month on the 'Dutch-Danish Power Pact' in Denmark with SEVEN THORNS. Later in the year we have shows already confirmed in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Czech Republic, including support shows for MASTERPLAN and BLAZE BAYLEY and an appearance at Very 'Eavy Festival. There is much more to come and we are working already on tours for new countries. Metalheads of the world, 2014 will be the year of LORD VOLTURE!!

We'd like to thank the following people for their support in 2013: Axel Wiesenauer, Rock N Growl Promotion, Wacken Foundation, SENA, Vullings Best, Yuma van Eekelen, Bart Hennephof, Final Focus Studio, Stephen van Haestregt, Swamp Studio, Jarno Boogaart, Peter Klawer, Sound Brothers Live Mixing, 2000 Tons Of Metal, Café The Jack, Rock Café Jinx, JBM Events, Noord Geldersch Metaal, Lukas Palatinus, Black Cloud Picture, Skoky, Attic Rock Club, Hard Rock Bar Prague, Swordbrothers Festival, The Rock Temple, Little Devil, Bidi Bookings, Groene Engel, Franz Helbig, JuZ Olbernhau, Tõnis Noevere, Rockclub Tapper, Joosep Konsen, Feel Good Music Cafe, Music Factory A Nice Place, Artishock, Hervé, Blue Devils Bar, Vincent Zomer, Rockcafé De Engel, Astrid Esders, Theo Thijssen, Rockcafé Backstage, Kaat van Doremalen, Extase, Phil Horner, Comrades Rock Club, Atlantic Bar, Masons Bar, Willemeen, NUCLEAR SUSHI, ACT OF STATE, POWERIZED, CONORACH, ATTACKER, ATTIC, HAMMERJACK, HERALD, BLOODY HEELS, MYTHOLIC, SANDSTONE, VENATOR, THE DEVIL'S 3RD, BAKKEN, SEVEN THORNS, NICK HELLFORT and all people, promotors, venues and bands we did not mention here for else the list would have become too long.

Happy New Year and we wish you all the best for 2014!

David, Paul, Leon, Simon, Frank

Posted on 31.12.2013
LORD VOLTURE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN SPRING DATES
Several new LORD VOLTURE headliner tour dates have been confirmed for Spring 2014 in Czech Republic, Belgium and France. Some of the dates are revisits to old friends, others will bring us to new places and new people. More dates will follow, as well as information on the support slots. Stay tuned!

25.04.2014 Attic Rock CLub - Litvinov, CZ
13.06.2014 De Bogaard - Geel, BE
20.06.2014 Blue Devils Bar - Arras, FR
21.06.2014 Le Gibolin - Saint-Omer, FR
Posted on 18.12.2013
LORD VOLTURE TO SUPPORT MASTERPLAN
Grand news! LORD VOLTURE will open for German power metallers MASTERPLAN in Baroeg Rotterdam on June 6th 2014. Also in the line-up are friends MARTYR. This is an event you don't want to miss!!
Posted on 12.12.2013
LIVE REVIEW LITTLE DEVIL TILBURG
After our tour in Czech Republic and the German Swordbrothers Festival we closed the month September with a show in our home town Tilburg, where we opened for US power metal legends ATTACKER in club Little Devil. White Room Reviews wrote a live review of this memorable night. Read the full review here.

"De gedegen, op traditionele leest geschoeide, powermetal staat als een huis. Alhoewel de podiumpresentatie naar mijn mening iets te statisch is, wordt dat gelukkig gecompenseerd door het enthousiasme van zanger David Marcelis, die bovendien over een uitstekende strot beschikt."

Posted on 08.11.2013
LIVE REVIEW SWORDBROTHERS FESTIVAL
Some reviews were published covering our show at Swordbrothers Festival XII in Andernach, Germany, on September 14th.

FFM-Rock: "Die Holländer meistern die schwierige Aufgabe das 12. SWORDBROTHERS-Festival in der Halle des JUZ-Andernach zur Mittagsstunde zu eröffnen mit Bravour."

Crossfire: "Die Holländer von Lord Volture durften heute den Anfang machen. Shouter David war zunächst noch etwas steif, aber das ist ja auch kein Wunder, wenn der Wecker erst kurz nach Eins anzeigt. Trotzdem gabs nach den ersten Stücken mehr als Achtungsapplaus."

Streetclip.tv: "Die jungen Niederländer waren ein unspektakulärer, aber durchaus passender Opener."

Posted on 07.11.2013
INTERVIEW @ ROCKXXL
LORD VOLTURE guitarist Paul Marcelis was interviewed by RockXXL from Belgium about our recent tours, the upcoming album and other things. Read the full interview here.

"Voor de fans van Heavymetal en Powermetal hebben we Lord Volture gecontacteerd. Ze zijn pas terug van een grote tour en hebben nog enkele tours op hun agenda staan. Hun 3de cd zal binnenkort ook verschijnen. Reden genoeg dus om deze jonge talentvolle band eens uit te horen. Wij hadden een gesprek met gitarist Paul Marcelis."
Posted on 01.11.2013
DUTCH-DANISH POWER PACT DATES COMPLETE
The venues for our Danish shows early next year are now all confirmed. We'll play three shows together with power metallers SEVEN THORNS in the Sjælland and Hovedstaden regions. Preceding this invasion of the North SEVEN THORNS will travel down to the Netherlands for the 'Dutch-Danish December Disruption', playing shows with LORD VOLTURE in Tilburg, Arnhem and Eindhoven cities.

30.01.2014 Forbrændingen - Albertslund, DK
31.01.2014 Tapperiet - Køge, DK
01.02.2014 Kulturfabrikken - Nykøbing Falster, DK

Posted on 28.10.2013

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