We are very sad that we have to announce the postponement of our upcoming Van Canto shows in Russia and Belarus.
One of the band members fell suddenly very sick and the doctors prohibited him from flying and any strenuous exercise as this would mean a major threat to his health.
After thinking over all possible solutions we came to the conclusion that unfortunately there is no other way than moving the concerts to a later date.
All tickets remain valid and we are working at full speed to announce alternate dates as soon as possible.
in 2015 we will focus on our creative work, results yet to be announced ;-)
Nevertheless we will play some gigs, for the first time in Spain, Australia and Belarus. And some german gigs as well!
After our gig at the Wacken Open Air with a full choir, we decided to do it again!
We start our "Voicefest" and are going to play 3 german shows with full choir support!
We will show up on December 12th in Hamburg, December 13th in Bochum and December 14th in Frankfurt. Special Guest are In Legend (with new songs), and Stimmgewalt from Berlin. We hope to meet you there to sing with us and our choir!
We will play this year's Wacken Open Air!
This will be an exclusive show with Special Guests:
Be there, rain or shine!!!
Our TOUR OF THE BRAVE is over! THANK YOU VAN CANTIANS!
Thanks to all our fans in Germany, Russia, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands for giving us such a warm welcome all over Europe.
Thanks to all fans from USA, Chile, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Austria and from all over the world travelling 1000 of miles to see our shows!
Thanks to our fantastic crew: Jan (Sound), Simon (Light), Olli (Drums and Backline), Kathrin (Merch), Laura and Tanja (Global Supervisors), Wolfgang (Busdriver) and Lukas (Ball Operator).
Thanks to Maria, Birke and Jörg from Twisted Talent, all local promoters and our Street Team for their support.
Thanks to Winterstorm and all special guests for their great music.
See some stage fotos here, the one in the middle is from our last show in Dortmund (Thanks to Saskia for the great photo).
We will be back and hope to meet you all again.
Love and Rakkatakka,
Our tour runs great, we are happy about full and sold out venues, and the greatest fans on earth. See an example from Aschaffenburg.
For all visitors of the Hamburg concert: Please send your name to vancanto [at] vancanto [punkt] de and we will send you the promised download link after the tour. Thank you!
Dawn of the Brave is released!
We have a regular version of the CD, containing 13 tracks, look at Amazon.
Then there is a limited edition with bonus tracks: Orchestral versions of Take to the Sky, If I Die In Battle und My Voice, a remix of Neuer Wind, an accoustic version of Lost Forever and a great chor version of Last Night of the Kings. You can get it at EMP together with a VC flag.
And there is a very special Earbook-Edition, a 30x30 cm book with Bonus-CD and a DVD of our Wacken Gig 2011, exclusively at Napalm Records.
Sly already got his earbook copy and introduces it in the first volume of his new video news feed "SteelBreakingNews"
Today, our fifth album "DAWN OF THE BRAVE" is released. Enjoy!
Pär Sundström (Sabaton):
"I love how Van Canto prooves that its the songs and not the instruments that makes a good heavy metal song. Unique idea and presented by great musicians"
Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger):
"Mit Liebe, Leidenschaft und Inbrunst vorgetragener A-Capella Metal. Heroisch, fesselnd ... einfach tolle Songs... Hut ab !!!"
Victor Smolski (RAGE):
"Hammerplatte! Vom bombastischen Headbangersong "Fight for your life" über den mega-groovy "Steelbreaker" bis hin zu der gefühlvollen Ballade "Into the West" ist alles dabei. Super Gesang-Arrangements!"