Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Festival Updates 29/6

Bloodstock (UK) - Primordial, Xerath
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Lizzy Borden, The Rocket Dolls, Kobra And The Lotus, Crashdiet, Anzi Destruction
Sonisphere UK - Ginger, Spy Catcher, Mad Dog, James Cleaver Quintet, Feed The Rhino, Witchsorrow

The full running order for Sonisphere UK is also now online, along with Metalcamp in Slovenia.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Reviews 27/6

A round-up of the last 12 reviews published on Jukebox:Metal:

Black Country Communion - 2 by Andy Lye
Altar of Plagues - Mammal by Brad Sanders
Amaranthe - Amaranthe by James Donovan
Portrait - Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae by James Donovan
Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sect(s) by Brad Sanders
Riverside - LIVE: Scala 2011 by Andy Lye
Falconer - Armod by James Donovan
Symphony X - Iconoclast by Andy Lye
Riverge - Rebirth of Skull re-issue by James Donovan
Pagan's Mind - LIVE: Underworld 2011 by James Donovan
A Pale Horse Named Death - And Hell Will Follow Me by Andy Lye
Iced Earth - Festivals of The Wicked DVD by Andy Lye

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hanging Doll Interview

Read our new interview by James Donovan with Hanging Doll members Alex Cooper, Sally Holliday and Dan Leddy, who talk about forming the band, forging their own sound within the genre, and new album The Sacred & Profane.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Festival Updates 25/6

High Voltage (UK) - Heaven's Basement
Metalcamp (SL) - Belphegor, Steelwing
Graspop (BE) - Ozzy Osbourne cancelled, Channel Zero

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Running Orders

We've updated several festival pages with complete running orders for this year's events as follows:

With Full Force (DE) downloadable PDF also available
RockHarz Open-Air (DE) downloadable PDF also available
Sonisphere Sweden
Sonisphere France
Getaway Rock (SE)

Bloodstock acoustic stage

England's Bloodstock festival have announced that the Jägermeister-sponsored acoustic stage will return in 2011, with the first acts confirmed being Pig Iron, Guardian of Andromeda, Operation Error, The Last In Line and Inferno.

More acts across all four stages are expected soon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Iced Earth live photos

Photos from Iced Earth's set on the Rock Stage at Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg on June 10, 2011 are now online.

Festival Updates 16/6

Keep It True XV (2012) (DE) - Psychotic Waltz
Metalcamp (SL) - Tasters, Bliksem
Wacken (DE) - Ghost, The Murder of My Sweet, Blechblosn, Mambo Kurt, Skyline

And Sonisphere Bulgaria has been cancelled by the request of the license owners. Both the Sonisphere creators, and Bulgarian promoters Balkan Entertainment claim no responsibility for the cancellation.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mr. Big live photos

Photos from Mr. Big's set on the Festival Stage at Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg on June 10, 2011 are now online.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Download Festival Running Order

The complete running order for the UK's Download Festival is now online.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

New Reviews 5/6

Sacrilegious Impalement - Exalted Spectres by James Donovan
Tarot - The Spell of Iron MMXI by Andy Lye
Arkona - Stenka Na Stenku by James Donovan
Dripback - Inhaling The Ashes by James Donovan
Týr - The Lay of Thrym by James Donovan
Black Sabbath - Born Again (Deluxe Edition) by Andy Lye
Karma To Burn - V by Andy Lye
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions by Andy Lye
Amorphis - The Beginning of Times by James Donovan
Ogen - Black Metal Unbound by Brad Sanders
Alestorm - Back Through Time by James Donovan
Saxon - Call To Arms by Andy Lye
Graveyard - LIVE: Borderline 2011 by Andy Lye
Rise And Shine - Empty Hand by Andy Lye
MaYaN - LIVE: Escape Veenendaal 2011 by James Donovan
Behemoth - Abyssus Abyssum Invocat by James Donovan
Pain - You Only Live Twice by Andy Lye

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Staying The Course: An Interview with Stefan Kaufmann

Read our interview by Andy Lye with U.D.O. guitarist Stefan Kaufmann, who talks about touring, the music market and the band's classic sound.

Second Chances: An Interview with Jack Driessen

Read our interview by James Donovan with MaYaN keyboard player Jack Driessen, who talks about forming the band, writing their debut album, and the inevitable Epica comparisons.

Festival Updates 4/6

Graspop (BE) - Pagan's Mind
Damnation (UK) - Godflesh, God Is An Astronaut, Altar of Plagues
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Nerevcell, Cryptopsy, Norther cancelled
Download (UK) - Raven Vandelle, Dane McPherson, The Last Republic, Welcome Wednesday, Sons of Icarus, Never Means Maybe, Intraverse