Thursday, March 31, 2011

Festival Updates 31/3

Graspop (BE) - Mastodon, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Corrosion of Conformity, Protest The Hero, GWAR
Wacken (DE) - Reliquiae, Moonsorrow
High Voltage (UK) - Thin Lizzy
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Slayer, Tygers of Pan Tang
Getaway (SE) - Bullet, Turisas, Hardcore Superstar, Evile, Blindside, Alien, Dia Psalma, Vicious Art, Insense, Browsing Collection
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Magnum, Girlschool, Tygers of Pan Tang
Summer Breeze (DE) - Crowbar cancelled
Metal Female Voices (NL) - Xandria

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Reviews 27/3

It's been a while since we published a list of the new reviews written this month (actually, we forgot...), so here they are:

Deadlock - Bizarro World by James Donovan
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Night Castle by Andy Lye
Mr. Big - What If... by Andy Lye
Grave Digger - The Ballad of Mary by Andy Lye
Emerald Sun - Regeneration by James Donovan
Shakra - Back On Track by Andy Lye
TesseracT - One by James Donovan
Belphegor - Blood Magick Necromance by Chris Poling
Europe - LIVE: Shepherd's Bush Empire 2011 by Andy Lye
Stone Axe - Stone Axe (re-issue) by Andy Lye
Varg - Wolfskult by James Donovan
China - Light Up The Dark by James Donovan
Suidakra - Book of Dowth by James Donovan
Demon's Eye - The Stranger Within by Andy Lye
Malison Rogue - Malison Rogue by James Donovan
My Inner Burning - Eleven Scars by James Donovan
Artillery - My Blood by Andy Lye
M.ill.ion - Sane & Insanity by James Donovan
Havok - Time Is Up by Andy Lye

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Festival Updates 26/3

Metalcamp (SL) - Mastodon
Rock Hard (DE) - Iced Earth, Contradiction
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Satyricon, Threat Signal, Kypck
Bloodstock (UK) - Finntroll, Wintersun, Forbidden
Party.San (DE) - Heidevolk, Dawn of Disease
With Full Force (DE) - Entombed, Social Distortion, Solstafir, Backyard Babies, Stonewall Noise Orchestra, Millencolin, Radio Dead Ones, Title Fight

Friday, March 25, 2011

Videos resurrected

In the last week or two we have resurrected the videos page, which had lain dormant for a number of months with no new updates.

So, click here for links to new videos from Foo Fighters, Melechesh, Tarot, Graveyard and Hell. More to come!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Festival Updates 18/3

Download (UK) - The Darkness, Kvelertak, Hyro Da Hero, Funeral For A Friend, Plain White T's, Framing Hanley
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Nevermore, Anathema
Bloodstock (UK) - Ihsahn
Sweden Rock - OZ, Nifelheim, The Hooters
Kings of Black Metal (DE) - Under That Spell
SWR Metalfest (PT) - Venom, Atheist, Voivod
Wacken (DE) - Ignis Fatuu
ProgPower Europe (NL) - Mekong Delta, White Walls

Additionally France's Paris Extreme Festival have announced their full running order for the event set to take place in a week's time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Festival Updates 14/3

Summer Breeze - Cro-Mags, Powerwolf, Hackneyed, Deadlock, Benighted, Postmortem, Blitzkid
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Cro-Mags, Turisas, Dew-scented, Cannabis Corpse, Ahab, Exivious
Sweden Rock - Steelheart, Angel Witch
Metal Hammer (PL) - Animations
Wacken (DE) - Rabenschrey, Skeletonwitch, Deadlock, Kvelertak
ArtMania (RO) - Nevermore, Tarja, Sonata Arctica, Republica, Lacrimas Profundere
Download (UK) - Skunk Anansie
Metalfest Germany - Vicious Rumors, Todtgelichter
Metalfest Austria - Vicious Rumors, Trachtenmusikkapelle Mining
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Astral Doors, Pretty Maids, Portrait
Sonisphere UK - Killing Joke, The Mars Volta, Opeth, Firewind, Watain, Black Tide, The Black Dahlia Murder, Four Year Strong, Alestorm, Rise To Remain, The Treatment, Six Hour Sundown
Graspop (BE) - Watain
Damnation (UK) - Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Dragged Into Sunlight

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

High Voltage Batch #4

England's High Voltage, set for July 23-24 in Victoria Park in London, have made their fourth line-up announcement, including the first bands confirmed for the Metal Hammer Stage.

Classic Rock Stage
Rival Sons

Prog Stage
Barclay James Harvest (headlining)
Von Hertzen Brothers

Metal Hammer Stage
Neurosis (headlining)
Electric Wizard (headlining)
Grand Magus
Black Spiders
Ravens Creed
Gentlemen's Pistols
Attica Rage

Monday, March 07, 2011

Festival Updates 7/3

RockHarz (DE) - Fozzy
Sweden Rock - Queensrÿche
ProgPower Europe (NL) - Redemption, Kingcrow
Metalcamp (SL) - Evile, Powerwolf
Wacken (DE) - Skindred
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Incantation, Benighted, Birdflesh, Blood Red Throne

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Festival Updates 6/3

Sweden Rock - GWAR, Black Label Society
Wacken (DE) - Kyuss Lives!, Onkel Tom
Graspop (BE) - Dublin Death Patrol, All Shall Perish, Rise To Remain
With Full Force (DE) - Cancer Bats, Protest The Hero, Earth Crisis

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Festival Updates 3/3

Hole In The Sky (NO) - Godflesh, Virus
Headbangers Open-Air (DE) - H.A.T.E.
Rock Hard (DE) - Bullet, Vicious Rumors, Procession
Sonisphere UK - House of Pain, Fozzy, Arch Enemy, Sum 41, You Me At Six, Periphery, All Time Low, Grinspoon
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Helloween, Legion of The Damned, Metal Inquisitor, Cripper, Crystal Viper, Desaster
Hard Rock Hell V (UK) - Wolfsbane, Bonafide, Black Spiders, Little Caesar
Bloodstock (UK) - Motörhead, W.A.S.P., HammerFall, Poisonblack, Byfrost, Deadly Circus Fire
Sweden Rock - Duff McKagan's Loaded
Download (UK) - Your Demise, Puddle of Mudd, The Pretty Reckless, VersaEmerge, Times of Grace, Evile, Suicide Silence
Party.San (DE) - Desultory
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Motörhead
Wacken (DE) - Slime

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New Reviews 1/3

Dalriada - Ígéret by James Donovan
Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand by Andy Lye
Rabbits - Lower Forms by Chris Poling
Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason by Brad Sanders
Brocken Moon - Hoffnungslos by Brad Sanders
Turisas - Stand Up And Fight by James Donovan
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Moral & Wahnsinn by James Donovan
Evergrey - Glorious Collision by Brad Sanders
Destruction - Day of Reckoning by Andy Lye
Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising by James Donovan
Oliver Weers - Evil's Back by Andy Lye
Heretoir - Heretoir by Brad Sanders
Thrashfest - Elysée Montmartre 2010 by Andy Lye
Arafel - For Battles Once Fought by Brad Sanders
Visions of Atlantis - Delta by James Donovan
Svartsyn - Wrath Upon The Earth by Brad Sanders
Pushking - The World As We Love It by Andy Lye
Mercenary - Metamorphosis by James Donovan