JILUKA will make their European debut at EvilLive Festival at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal on June 29-30!
Other bands will include Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeath, Machine Head, Electric Callboy, and Corrosion of Conformity, which is probably one of the weirdest lineups I’ve ever come across in recent times.
Powerful lineup! Good for them.
Looks like they’re in a roll! I’m so happy for them!
Really cool, hope they add more dates for europe tho O.O
Same! Just got to wonder how good theyd sell overseas to make it worth the while though. Will be interesting to see how theyll be received in the festival setting.
It’s always encouraging to see Western promoters working with VK bands again.
They’re doing it smart. Get high profile one-off’s to test the waters instead of just signing yourself up for unprofitable flop tours.
I’m extremely curious whose connections landed them this gig; shared management and promoters, or did they get picked up by someone from Avenged Sevenfold or Megadeth? Either way, I think culture has become more receptive to Japanese music in the west. It’s a completely different world to when vk bands first tried this and got nearly heckled off the stage.
Fakestar was the middle-man for this as well so I’m guessing through them/their contacts. Although Jiluka seems to be making noise in the European metal scene, I’ve been seeing more and more western metalheads who don’t know a thing about VK showing up at their concerts. I love it, honestly.