Monday, April 26, 2010

Some Festival Updates After All

It was looking like a slow period for festival confirmations for most of last week, but holding out a little longer seems to have paid off a little.

Rockweekend - Sebastian Bach, Treat, Steel Attack, Lady Die, Angeline, Babylon Bombs
Brutal Assault - Jesu, The Arusha Accord
Metalcamp - While Heaven Wept cancelled
Download - Suicidal Tendencies, Skin
Wacken - Spit Like This, The Circus of Horrors
Masters of Rock - Rising Dream
Bang Your Head!!! - Hammerfall, Dark Tranquillity, Savage Grace, Dew-scented
Rock Harz - Burning Skies cancelled, Disbelief
Rock Area - Apocalyptica, Hatred, Cro-Mags, Dark Tranquillity, Ill Niño, Normahl, State of The Art

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweden Rock Running Order

The complete running order for the Sweden Rock Festival is now online. In the coming days the organisers expect to be able to reveal the bands for the Rockklassiker Stage, formerly the Gibson Stage.

Jukebox:Metal will be there.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stockholm Rock Out Postoned Until September

Due to the flight disruption caused by the volcano in Iceland (but more likely due to the poor ticket sales that have already caused the cancellation of both Slaughter and Bulletboys) the organisers of Stockholm Rock Out have postponed the event, scheduled for April 30 and May 1, until September 10-11.

In it's place there will be a one-day event on May 1 with the following line-up (flights permitting):

Chris Laney
Vains of Jenna
Nasty Idols
Fatal Smile

For the September rescheduled festival only Great White, Keel and Pretty Boy Floyd have confirmed so far.

Tickets for the original dates in April/May are valid for September and will also gain holders free entry to the make-up concert on May 1. Additional tickets will be available for 260,- SEK in advance, or 350,- SEK on the door.

The Chris Laney album launch pre-show on April 29 will go ahead as planned but has been moved to Harry B James.

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Updates 18/4

There shouldn't be any updates tonight because Shrinebuilder should be playing at the Scala in London, but the much-talked-about volcanic dust cloud has put pay to that, just as it did several appearances, Shrinebuilder's included, at the Roadburn Festival, so:

Festival Updates:
Getaway - Slash, Meshuggah, Lillasyster, Dirty Youth, Marissa Burns Trey
RockHarz - Sonic Syndicate
Roch Hard - Raven, Orden Ogan, Ketzer
With Full Force XVII - Sodom, Postmortem, Throwdown, Burning Skies, War of Ages cancelled, Bloodwork, Street Dogs
ProgPower Europe - Shadow Gallery, Jon Oliva's Pain
Stockholm Rock Out - Fatal Smile
Rock Area - Blaze Bayley, Krypteria, Cast In Silence

New Reviews:
Snew - We Do What We Want
Painside - Dark World Burden
Bison B.C. - Dark Ages

Tarot - I Walk Forever
Jungle Rot - Worst Case Scenario

Videos Page

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Win AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Soundtrack CD

Ready for the April 19 release of AC/DC’s 15-song soundtrack album for the new ‘Iron Man 2′ movie we are running a month-long competition to win one of three copies of the CD until May 14.

The album is released through a unique collaboration between Columbia Records and Marvel Entertainment including 15 AC/DC hits, some of which will be used in the movie.

Visit out Competitions Page for details and to enter.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Updates All Over

Festival Updates:
Wacken - Soulfly, Kamelot
Pro Rock - Onslaught
Rockweekend - Kamelot
Brutal Assault - Meshuggah, Proghma-C, Bonded By Blood
Magic Circle @ Metalcamp - Kamelot, Virgin Steele
Sonisphere Poland - Alice Cooper
Bloodstock - Evile, Bonded By Blood, Mythras, The Prophecy
RockHarz - Edguy, Cast In Silence

New Reviews:
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
DoomDogs - DoomDogs
Steve Vai - Where The Other Wild Things Are

2007 Reviews:
Symphony X - Live at Wembley Arena
McQueen - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire
Black Sabbath - The Dio Years
Chris Cornell - Live at The Roundhouse
Marc Rizzo - The Ultimate Devotion

Vince Neil
The Bones
Vampires Everywhere

Videos Page

Monday, April 12, 2010

Download Batch #4

The fourth announcement from the Download Festival sees Slash and his solo band top a list of 30 new confirmations:

The Used
The Damned Things
Cancer Bats
Porcupine Tree
No Americana
As I Lay Dying
White Wizzard
Rock Sugar
Michael Monroe
Holy Grail
Straight Lines
Tiger Please
Young Guns
Year Long Disaster
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enuff Z’Nuff
Panic Cell
Glamour Of The Kill

Win Steve Vai's new live CD

To coincide with the release of Steve Vai’s new live CD Where The Other Wild Things Are on April 12 we are running a new competition to win one of two copies of the album.

Visit our Competitions Page for details and to enter.

Competition closes at 23:59 GMT on May 12, 2010.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Metalfest Running Orders

Three of the five Metalfest Open-Air events, in Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland, have released their provisional running orders, with Germany and Hungary still to be confirmed.

To view each, click the relevant link below:

Czech Republic

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hole In The Sky (nearly) completes line-up

Norway's Hole In The Sky, held in Bergen at the end of August, have announced their full line-up, adding names like Rotting Christ, Suffocation, Angel Witch, Watain and Ihsahn to a line-up already topped by Venom, Triptykon and Cathedral.

But there's still one slot to fill and the festival have promised a special announcement in June for the Saturday night headliner.

The full line-up, as it stands, can be seen here.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Wacken sells out and more

The Iron Maiden headlined 2010 edition Wacken Open-Air has already sold out four months before the event and only a few weeks after going on sale, and just after adding Anvil to the bill (although this is probably a coincidence).


Getaway Rock - Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Mayhem, All Ends, Marionette, Sparzanza
Rockweekend - M.ill.ion
Bloodstock - Benediction, Enforcer, Steelwing, Witchsorrow
Sonisphere UK - Alice In Chains, Pendulum, Lacuna Coil, Therapy?, Rise To Remain, Sick of It All, Municipal Waste, Evile, Europe, Terrorvision, Dir En Grey, Renegades
Sweden Rock - Amon Düül II, Treat, The Screamin' Lords
Rock Hard - Rage (& Lingua Mortis Orchestra), Sacred Steel

Finally Kings of Black Metal have changed their running order. The festival is tomorrow, headlined by Immortal.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Content Update

Here's a run-down of the new reviews posted since the last content update here:

Igneous Human - Pyroclastic Storms
Big Ball - Hotter Than Hell
Halestorm - Halestorm
Black Sabbath - Dio Years Deluxe Editions
The Quireboys - Halfpenny Dancer
Ereb Altor - The End
Raven - Walk Through Fire
Sodom - Agent Orange (Deluxe Edition)
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
Crazy Lixx - New Religion

And on the videos page we have the latest content from Wolf, Darkwell, Emergency Gate and Hatesphere.

Friday, April 02, 2010

More Running Orders Finalised

Metalfest Austria and Ragnarök 7 are the latest festivals to announce their final running orders. In the process Metalfest added Virrasztok to their line-up (also confirmed for the German edition), with four more slots to fill, and Ragnarök confirmed Ravenlore as the local openers.

The other festival confirmations this week were:

Roadburn - Serpentcult cancelled, second Altar of Plagues set instead
Brutal Assault - Obituary, Gaza
Sweden Rock - Praying Mantis, Aldo Nova cancelled, High On Fire
Wacken - Frei.Wild, Victims of Madness, The Keltics
Metalfest Czech Republic - Freedom Call
Metalfest Switzerland - Imperium Dekadenz
Bloodstock - Killing Machine
Rock Hard - Crashdïet

U.D.O. continues to struggle with Belarus

For a second time U.D.O. shows in Belarus have had to be cancelled. This time they were cancelled by the band's Russian promoter who was reportedly having difficulties with local promoters in Belarus.

However, with those two dates now available, an extra show has been booked in Kiev, Ukraine on April 20 at the Shtoyla Club.

U.D.O.'s full itinerary is here.