German melodic metallers MOB RULES have lined up the following tour dates:
Feb. 10 - Oldenburg, Germany @ Amadeus
Feb. 23 - Bremen, Germany @ Aladin (w/ MASTERPLAN)
Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany @ Headbangers Ballroom (w/ MASTERPLAN)
Mar. 01 - Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
Mar. 03 - Worpswede, Germany @ Music Hall
Mar. 04 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
Mar. 05 - Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
Mar. 13 - Copenhagen, denmark @ Pumpe Huset
Mar. 14 - Malmö, Sweden @ KB
Mar. 16 - Göthenburg, Sweden @ Trädgår’n
Mar. 17 - Stockholm, Sweden @ The Arena
As previously reported, MOB RULES shot a video for the song "The Last Farewell" in August in Wilhemshaven, Germany with director Ronald Mattes of Berlin's Team ROAX. Check out the clip at the band's MySpace page (scroll down). The track comes off the group's new album, "Ethnolution A.D.", which was released in Europe on October 23 (October 20 in Germany).
Produced once again by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SPOCK'S BEARD, OASIS), "Ethnolution A.D." marks the recording debut with the group of guitarist Sven Lüdke (ex-MURDER ONE) and bassist Markus Brinkmann. According to a press release, "next to typical MOB RULES characteristics, such as creative intros, gritty guitar riffs and driving rhythms, the new album also holds a few surprises in store. Such as the recording's centrepiece, the monumental four-part opus, 'Ethnolution', which is is certain to go down well with MOB RULES' large following. The offering alternates between progressive approaches that touch on QUEENSRŸCHE in terms of atmospheric density, almost thrashy guitar riffs and a raging finale that deserves the term 'anthem.' Never before have MOB RULES combined their whole diversity as convincingly in one single song, the haunting number's lyrics dealing with the ethnological development of the human race."