Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Festival Updates 31/5

Bloodstock (UK) - Hell, Dripback
Denmark Rock - Malrun, Andromeda
Summer Breeze (DE) - Amorphis
Metal Female Voices (DE) - Dylath-Leen
RockHarz (DE) - Stratovarius, J.B.O., MaYaN, Long Distance Calling
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Devin Townsend Project

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Free Hajduci: An Interview with Barnabás Ungár

Read our interview by James Donovan with Dalriada keyboard player Barnabás Ungár, who talks about the influences and Hungarian history and folk music on the band's songs.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Festival Updates 24/5

Rock Harz (DE) - Haggard
Wacken (DE) - Betontod
RockHarz (DE) - Silverlane
Summer Breeze - Death Before Dishonor, Adept
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Nevermore cancelled
ArtMania (RO) - Nevermore cancelled
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Nevermore cancelled
Bloodstock (UK) - Nevermore cancelled, Primevil cancelled
Neuborn Open-Air (DE) - Ross The Boss

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Reviews 23/5

MaYaN - Quarterpast by James Donovan
Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstacy by James Donovan
Evergrey - LIVE: Islington Academy 2011 by James Donovan
HammerFall - Infected by Andy Lye
Deströyer 666 - To The Devil His Due by Jackson May
Anaal Nathrakh - Passion by Brad Sanders
Seven Thorns - Return To The Past by James Donovan
Borealis - Fall From Grace by James Donovan
Fireforce - March On by James Donovan
Autopsy - Macabre Eternal by Jackson May
U.D.O. - Rev-Raptor by Andy Lye

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Festival Updates 18/5

Sonisphere Czech Republic - Root
Kavarna Rock (BG) - Opeth, Katatonia, Moonspell
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Katatonia, Genitorturers
High Voltage (UK) - Michael Monroe

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Reviews 16/5

Lost In Thought - Opus Arise by James Donovan
Symfonia - In Paradisum by James Donovan
Woods of Ypres - Woods 4: The Green Album by Brad Sanders
Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues by Brad Sanders
The Haunted - Unseen by James Donovan
AC/DC - Live At River Plate by Andy Lye
Hell - Human Remains by James Donovan
The Flight of Sleipnir - Essence of Nine by Andy Lye
Castle - In Witch Order by Andy Lye
Satan's Host - By The Hands of The Devil by Andy Lye
Apostle of Solitude/Rituals of The Oak/The Flight of Sleipnir - Split by Andy Lye
Lord Vicar/Funeral Circle - Split by Andy Lye
Exeloume - Fairytale of Perversion by Jackson May

And look out for reviews of the forthcoming new releases from HammerFall, Autopsy, MaYaN, U.D.O., Pagan's Mind, Anaal Nathrakh, Borealis and Deströyer 666 later this week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Download acoustic sets

For the first time at the Download Festival, the Jägermeister Stage will host acoustic sets throughout the weekend.

Already confirmed acts from other stages will be performing additional acoustic sets, as a well other newly confirmed bands.

Dan Reed
Bowling For Soup
Slaves To Gravity
Voodoo Johnson
Maiden United
Royal Republic
Million $ Reload
Obsessive Compulsive
The Morning After
Heaven's Basement
Hyro Da Hero
Red, White & Blues
The Dirty Youth

Additionally, some other acts have been confirmed for other stages:

Sworn Amongst
Japanese Voyeurs
Rock Sugar
The Rods
Kill 21
Fighting Wolves

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Festival Updates 10/5

Hole In The Sky (NO) - Wolf, Primordial, Mortuary Drape, Ghost, Helheim, Vomitor, Diskord, Nekromantheon
Sonisphere Greece - Nightfall
Death Feast Open-Air (DE) - Dismember
Damnation (UK) - Ulver, Shining, Astrohenge
Kavarna Rock (BG) - Paradise Lost, Tiamat
RockHarz (DE) - Ektomorf
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Architects, Unexpect
Bloodstock (UK) - Cerebral Bore, Amaranthe, The Defiled, Romeo Must Die, Skeletonwitch, Hellish Outcast

Friday, May 06, 2011

Festival Updates 6/5

Summer Breeze (DE) - Dezperadoz, Volksmetal, Weissglut, AC/DX, Vogelfrey, Ranz Boellner And The Heavy Metal Warriors, guns of Moropolis
Sonisphere Finland - Poisonblack
Global East (UA) - Children of Bodom

And in 2012...

Keep It True (DE) - Sword, Oz, Tytan, Roxxcalibur, Tension, Mystic Force, Adramelch, Ostrogoth, Witch Cross, Mystik, Fischels Beast, Portrait, Dark Wizard, Savage Blade, Volture
Ragnarök (DE) - Einherjer, Wolfchant

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Festival Updates 5/5

Metalcamp (SL) - Urgehal, Endiryah
With Full Force (DE) - Insidious Disease, Disbelief
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Sahg, Orange Goblin
High Voltage (UK) - The Treatment, Graveyard, Sylosis, Triggerfinger
Graspop (BE) - Sweet Savage, Steak Number Eight, Pro-Pain, Diablo Blvd.

Monday, May 02, 2011

AC/DC DVD competition

Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina on their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour, AC/DC release their new live DVD/Blu-ray Live At River Plate on May 9.

To celebrate the release of the DVD we have three copies to give away.

Visit the comeptitions page for details and conditions of entry.

Closing date: Friday May 27 @ 23:59 GMT

Sunday, May 01, 2011

New Reviews 1/5

The last reviews update here was in the middle of April, so it's about time for a new one. Incidentally, review links are posted on our Facebook page here as they are made live on the site. Join us there to stay up to date.


Norther - Circle Regenerated by James Donovan
Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire by James Donovan
Trollfest - En Kvest For Den Hellige by James Donovan
Midnattsol - The Metamorphosis Melody by James Donovan
Xerath - II by James Donovan
Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients by Andy Lye
Darkest Hour - The Human Romance by Brad Sanders
Leaves' Eyes - Meredead by James Donovan
Wolf - Legions of Bastards by Andy Lye
Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand by James Donovan
Firebird - Double Diamond by Andy Lye
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues by Andy Lye
Argus - Boldly Stride The Doomed by Andy Lye
Impaler - Nightmare Attack by James Donovan
Orchid - Capricorn by Andy Lye
Enbound - And She Says Gold by James Donovan
Pathfinder - Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time by James Donovan
Bloodiest - Descent by Andy Lye
Sixx:A.M. - This Is Gonna Hurt by Andy Lye


Accept - LIVE: The Garage 2011 by Andy Lye
Turisas - LIVE: Islington Academy 2011 by James Donovan
Triosphere - LIVE: Sub89 2011 by James Donovan