The tour bus carrying members of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, UNLEASHED and SWASHBUCKLE caught fire while they were making their way from Graz, Austria to Milan, Italy for the next concert on the Paganfest European tour.

Footage of the aftermath — filmed by SWASHBUCKLE guitar player Commodore RedRum — can be viewed below. Also available is an Austrian TV report on the incident.

As previously reported, In other news, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will play several Christmas shows in December. The band states, "These will be truly unique shows which we are currently planning. Contrary to Paganfest, we'll serve you the full REITER dose with an extra long set. We're planning some surprises for the show and will dust off some songs that we haven't played in a long time and there will also be a new song from the upcoming album. Supporting us will be AKREA; their debut reminded us of our early days. If you want to experience maximum party atmosphere before we lock ourselves up in the studio for quite some time — go get your tickets in time! Advance tickets will be less than 20 euros."

UNLEASHED recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for the release of its upcoming tenth album. The band says, "We are very much looking forward to this new cooperation! The recording of the album is scheduled for October/November this year."

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"Back To The Noose", the new album from SWASHBUCKLE, was released on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records.

SWASHBUCKLE was one of three winners of last year's Nuclear Blast MySpace Bands Contest.


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