Friday, February 25, 2011

Festival Updates 25/2

RockHarz (DE) - Motorjesus
Wacken (DE) - Ensiferum, Exodus cancelled
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Anathema, Hail of Bullets, Scar Symmetry
Sweden Rock - Spock's Beard, Black Veil Brides, Rhino Bucket
ProgPower Europe (NL) - Sole Remedy, Seventh Wonder, In Mourning
Hammer of Doom V (DE) - Solstice cancelled, Primordial
Graspop (BE) - Black Label Society, Kreator, Legion of The Damned, Monster Magnet, Duff McKagan's Loaded
Metalfest Germany - Vanderbuyst, Guns of Moropolis
Metalfest Austria - Vanderbuyst, Endiryah

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sonisphere Greece

The next Sonisphere to reveal the first bands for its 2011 line-up is the Greek edition, set for June 17 in Athens' Terravibe Park and headlined by Iron Maiden.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Download Batch #3

The UK's Download Festival have over the course of the last three days confirmed another batch of bands for this year's event, headed by Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and Down and rounded out by a disappointing array of trendy media-favourites. Judge for thineself:

Def Leppard
Twisted Sister
Down
Disturbed
Cheap Trick
Black Stone Cherry
All That Remains
Turisas
Bowling For Soup
Trash Talk
Jameson Raid
Bring Me The Horizon
The Devil Wears Prada
Asking Alexandria
Sacred Mother Tongue
Madina Lake
The King Blues
Ghost
Straight Line Stitch
Frank Turner

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sonisphere Sweden

The organisers of the Swedish edition of Sonisphere have released the first details of this year's event, to take place at Stockholm's Globe Arena on July 9, headlined by Slipknot.

Festival Updates 18/2

Metalfest Czech Republic - Pegazus
Bloodstock (UK) - Devin Townsend Project
Wacken (DE) - Pussy Sisster
Sonisphere France - Dream Theater, Loudblast, Volbeat
Hellfest (FR) - Down, Static-X, Darl Tranquillity, In Flames, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Lock-Up cancelled, Trust cancelled
Night of Prog (DE) - Threshold, Martigan, Sky Architect, RPWL, Haken, Moon Safari
Wacken (DE) - Maiden United, Severenth
Sweden Rock - Necronaut, Accept

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Festival Updates 15/2

Wacken (DE) - Kataklysm, Helloween
Getaway (SE) - Danzig
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Cathedral, Asphyx, Norther
Ragnarök (DE) - Twilight of The Gods, Dalriada, Todtgelichter, Blackshore
Sonisphere UK - Limp Bizkit, Sisters of Mercy, Volbeat, Kids In Glass Houses, Protest The Hero, Gallows, Gojira, InMe, One Minute Silence
Sonisphere Bulgaria - Iron Maiden
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Hail of Bullets, Soreption, Flayed Disciple, Pathology, Defiled
RockHarz (DE) - Månegarm
High Voltage (UK) - Queensrÿche, Thunder, Neal Morse, Anathema, Curved Air, Saint Jude
Summer Breeze (DE) - God Dethroned
Headbangers Open-Air (DE) - Fates Warning, More

Friday, February 11, 2011

Festival Updates 11/2

Bloodstock (UK) - Kreator, 1349, Wolf, Nemhain, Def-Con-One, Survivor Zero
Sweden Rock - Iced Earth, Lee Aaron
Metaltown (SE) - Anvil
Metalcamp (SL) - Brujeria, Avatar, Ritam Nereda
Party.San (SL) - Absu, Dew-scented
Rock Hard (DE) - Down, Dreamshade, Postmortem
Download (UK) - Cheap Trick
Metalfest Germany - Arafel, Dawn of Disease, Trollfest
Metalfest Austria - Arafel, Dawn of Disease, Trollfest, Veil of Maya
Hammerfest III (UK) - Entombed, Grand Magus, The Forge, Spirytus, Outgunned, Severenth, Cry Havoc, Ten Cent Toy, Subservient, Sa-Da-Ko

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sonisphere Czech Republic

The Czech Republic edition of Sonisphere have made their first announcement, including the headliner for the event, to be held on June 11 in Milovice.

New Reviews 8/2

Artas - Riotology by Andy Lye
Battlelore - Doombound by James Donovan
Onslaught - Sounds of Violence by Andy Lye
Before The Dawn - Decade of Darkness by James Donovan
Whispers of Fate - Embrace My Winter by James Donovan
Bullet - Highway Pirates by Andy Lye
Korpiklaani - Ukon Wacka by James Donovan
Omnium Gatherum
- New World Shadows by James Donovan
Overdrive - Angelmaker by Andy Lye
Acid Witch - Stoned by Jackson May
Noisear - Subvert The Dominant Paradigm by Jackson May
Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow by Andy Lye
Abysmal Dawn - Leveling The Plan of Existence by Jackson May
Shadows' Grey - Bonjour Tristesse by James Donovan
Darkest Era - The Last Caress of Light by James Donovan

Festival Updates 8/2

Metalfest Germany/Austria - Onslaught, Kataklysm
Sweden Rock - Down, The Brew
Sonisphere France - Mastodon, Airbourne, Gojira, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Mass Hysteria
Summer Breeze (DE) - Kataklysm, Helrunar, Comeback Kid, Emil Bulls, Motorjesus
Metal Hammer (PL) - Vader
Bloodstock (UK) - Nemhain, Def Con One
Wacken Open-Air (De) - Negator
Metaltown (SE) - Avenged Sevenfold

Friday, February 04, 2011

Festival Updates 4/2

Wacken (DE) - Crashdïet, Bullet
Rock Hard (DE) - Amorphis, Primordial, Vanderbuyst
Sweden Rock - Evergrey, Houston
Sauna Open-Air (FI) - Saxon, Helloween
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Obituary, Aeon, Beneath, Master, Cerebral Bore, Southwicked, Viscera Trail
Vagos Open-Air (PL) - Opeth, Kalmah
Roadburn (NL) - Grave Miasma, Trap Them
Graspop (BE) - Bullet For My Valentine, Baptized In Blood, Endless Dark

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sonisphere Italy

The Italian edition of Sonisphere have made their first announcement, including both headliners for the event, to be held the weekend of June 25 and 26 in Imola.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Festival Updates 1/2

Sonisphere UK - Diamond Head, Architects, Weezer, Airbourne
Graspop (BE) - Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold
Wacken (DE) - Shining, Hämatom
Hammerfest (UK) - Chthonic
Hard Rock Hell V (UK) - The Quireboys, Dan Baird And Homemade Sin, Tyketto, Reckless Love
Metaltown (SE) - Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon
Sweden Rock - Thin Lizzy
Metalcamp (SL) - Katatonia, Zonaria
Brutal Assault (CZ) - 1349, Decapitated, Draconian