BEAST IN BLACK to support BEYOND THE BLACK in December 2017


-to tour with BEYOND THE BLACK in December 2017!


International heavy metal group BEAST IN BLACK released their highly anticipated debut album »Berserker«, a few days ago through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band led by Anton Kabanen (ex-BATTLE BEAST) can announce that they’ll be supporting BEYOND THE BLACK on their upcoming tour next month to present their new tracks live on German stages. Additional support on this trek will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS. Secure your tickets now, all dates can be found below!

Anton stated:
“After the recent events on the European tour with W.A.S.P., we feel we owe even more to our fans, therefore this opportunity to tour and play with BEYOND THE BLACK and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS couldn’t have come at a better time! We are hungrier than ever to give our very best every single night! See you soon!”


»Lost In Forever 2017«
07.12.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
08.12.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
09.12.  D         Karlsruhe – Substage
11.12.  D         Munich – Backstage Werk
12.12.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
14.12.  D         Hamburg – Markthalle
15.12.  D         Berlin – SO36
16.12.  D         Bochum – Matrix
17.12.  D         Saarbrücken – Garage

Tickets & info:

More BIB dates:

10.02.            FIN   Helsinki – Nosturi
14. – 17.06.     A     Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
20./21.07.       FIN   Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
29.06. – 01.07. FIN  Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
15. – 18.08.     S     Falun – Sabaton Open Air

Last Friday, BEAST IN BLACK‘s debut album »Berserker«, hit the German album charts at #51. More entries will be revealed soon…!

Order »Berserker« now, here:
Order »Berserker« digitally, here:

More on »Berserker«:
‘Blind And Frozen’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
Trailer #1 – Band:
Trailer #2 – Artwork:

»Berserker« – Track Listing:

01. Beast In Black
02. Blind And Frozen
03. Blood Of A Lion
04. Born Again
05. Zodd The Immortal
06. The Fifth Angel
07. Crazy, Mad, Insane
08. Hell For All Eternity (Bonus Track – DIGI only)
09. Eternal Fire
10. Go To Hell (Bonus Track – DIGI only)
11. End Of The World
12. Ghost In The Rain

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 PRIEST, MANOWAR, W.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
Sami Hänninen | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals

More info:


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