Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves have revealed they are planning on touring across Europe together.
The bands announced the news on a new website which so far only reveals they’ll play in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, with no specific dates yet confirmed. The rest of the list is painted over, with full details set to be unveiled on 9 September.
Megadeth are currently preparing to set sail on their Megacruise, which will take place on board the Norwegian Jewel between 13-18 October and will leave from Los Angeles and travel to San Diego and Ensenada.
They’re also continuing to work on the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia as frontman Dave Mustaine receives treatment for throat cancer.
Five Finger Death Punch, meanwhile, hope to release a new album in early 2020. Frontman Ivan Moody told HardDrive Radio: “I really want this to be ready when it’s ready. I’d love to have it out by the beginning of 2020. That’s my goal, personally, for multiple reasons. But I think the more time that we take on this and the more heart that we put into it instead of just trying to be on some deadline.”
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory also recently told Blabbermouth that the band’s new LP could be its best yet. He said: “We have a little pie that we belong to in the musical spectrum, and within that, the grooves — there are these big, nasty grooves that feel just heavier and grimier, and that’s kind of what’s happening. The energy of what’s in the band now is affecting this process.”
Bad Wolves, meanwhile, are gearing up to release their second album N.A.T.I.O.N. this autumn through Eleven Seven Music and have just released a video for ‘I’ll Be There’.
Singer Tommy Vext recently revealed that Bad Wolves have recorded another cover, following the band’s massive breakout success last year with its rendition of The Cranberries classic hit ‘Zombie’.
Originally scheduled to feature a guest appearance from late Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, ‘Zombie’ launched shortly after her death in January of 2018 and went on to top the rock radio chart and sell a million copies.