Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Festival Updates 30/11

2011
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Ace Frehley cancelled

2012
Kings of Black Metal (DE) - Impaled Nazarene, Forgotten Tomb
Metalcamp (SL) - Eluveitie
Wacken (DE) - Circle II Circle
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Gotthard, Sabaton, Exodus, Primordial, Kamelot, Moonsorrow, Suicidal Angels, Armored Saint, Oden Ogan, Warbringer
Rock Hard (DE) - Bolt Thrower
RockHarz (DE) - ASP, Coppelius, Tanzwut
Gods of Metal (IT) - Opeth, Lamb of God, Trivium
Tuska Open-Air (FI) - Lamb of God, Apocalyptica, Trivium, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Mokoma, Corpsessed, Lock Up, Metsatöll, Inferia, One Morning Left, Bob Malström
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Amon Amarth, Be'lakor, Dodheimsgard

Monday, November 28, 2011

Festival Updates 28/11

Wacken (DE) - In Flames, Suicide Silence, Broilers
Masters of Rock (CZ) - Sabaton, Within Temptation, Hell, Exodus, Thin Lizzy, Suicidal Angels, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Kamelot, Paul Di'Anno, Milking The Goatmachine, Korpiklaani, Stratovarius, Deathstars, Pain, Unisonic, Tiamat, Freedom Call, Kissin' Dynamite, The Sorrow, Saltatio Mortis, Skyforger, Odium, Salamandra, Visací zámek, Arakain Doga, Legendy se vrací, Vitacit, Horkýže Slíže

Tickets for both Masters of Rock, and the Czech Republic edition of Metalfest Open-Air are also now on sale at a special price for a limited time.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Redemption live photos

Live photos from Redemption's show at The Underworld in London, England in October now online here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Festival Updates 26/11

Sweden Rock - Slade, Graveyard, Girlschool, Tygers of Pan Tang, Nationalteatern
Roadburn (NL) - Doom, Chelsea Wolfe, Kong
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Heathen, Converge, Protest The Hero
Hammerfest (UK) - Cerebral Bore
Bloodstock (UK) - Behemoth
Copenhell (DK) - Trivium, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Skeletonwitch

Additionally, Fleshgod Apocalypse have been added to all editions of Metalfest Open-Air.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Festival Updates 22/11

Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Arcturus, Textures
Roadburn (NL) - Witch, Farflung, Valient Thorr, Nachtmystium
Metalcamp (SL) - Amon Amarth
Sweden Rock - Sacred Reich
Bloodstock (UK) - Sanctuary, Grand Magus, The Black Dahlia Murder
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Origin, Decapitated, Aborted, Hour of Penance, Coldworker, Cattle Decapitation, Debauchery, Internal Bleeding, Betraying The Martyrs, Leng Tch'e, Nexus Inferis

Monday, November 21, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 21/11

Infinita Symphonia - A Mind's Chronicle by James Donovan
Seven - Freedom Call by James Donovan
Deathstars - The Greatest Hits On Earth by Andy Lye
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King by James Donovan
AFM Records - 15 Years Metal Addiction by Andy Lye
Leviathan - Beyond The Gates of Imagination Pt.1 by James Donovan
Gotthard - Homegrown: Live In Lugano by Andy Lye
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - The Greatest of The Best by James Donovan
Nemesea - The Quiet Resistance by James Donovan
Chris Cornell - Songbook by Andy Lye

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Festival Updates 21/11

Party.San (DE) - Bolt Thrower, Iron Lamb, Cattle Decapitation
Graspop (BE) - Motörhead, Trivium, Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, Sick of It All, Paradise Lost, Death Angel, Sacred Reich, Obituary, August Burns Red, Emmure, Nasum, Comeback Kid, H2O, Winterfylleth, Ensiferum, Skeletonwitch, Winds of Plague, Whitechapel, The Spudmonsters

Friday, November 18, 2011

Black Sabbath confirm festivals

In addition to the confirmation of a headlining spot at Download which formed part of Black Sabbath's 11/11/11 reformation announcement, the band have now revealed the first leg of their 2012 world tour, including headlining the following festivals:

Azkena Rock (ES)
Bergen Calling (NO)
Gods of Metal (IT)
Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
Hellfest (FR)

Around these festival dates Sabbath have also confirmed stadium shows in Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland, France and Germany, with more expected to follow.

Hellfest will release their tickets and announce another 45 bands on November 25.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Festival Updates 17/11

RockHarz (DE) - Amon Amarth
Roadburn (NL) - Priestess, Danava, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Atlantis, Conan, Year of The Goat, Saturnalia Temple, Internal Void
Metalcamp (SL) - Pain
Forces of Metal (NL) - Twisted Sister, Sonata Arctica, Elvenking, Where Angels Suffer
Headbangers Open-Air (DE) - Hobbs Angel of Death
Helsinki Metal Meeting (FI) - Soen, Evergrey, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Sinisthra, Pressure Points, Oranssi Pazuzu, For The Imperium, Amoral, Carnalation, Axegressor
Wacken (DE) - Volbeat

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Graveyard live photos

Live photos from Graveyard's set at the High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park in London, England on July 24, 2011 now online here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 12/11

Riot - Immortal Soul by Andy Lye
Mike Patton - The Solitude of Prime Numbers by James Donovan
Onslaught - LIVE: The Garage, London 2011 by Andy Lye
The Wheel - The Wheel by Andy Lye
Dead By Wednesday - The Last Parade by James Donovan
Black Sun Aeon - Blacklight Deliverance by James Donovan
Liam Tarpey - Warm Up My Bones by Andy Lye
World Under Blood - Tactical by James Donovan

Friday, November 11, 2011

Festival Updated 11/11

Roadburn (NL) - Killing Joke, Michael Gira, Celestial Season
Download (UK) - Metallica, Black Sabbath
RockHarz (DE) - Paul Di'Anno, Emil Bulls
Inferno (NO) - Sólstafir, Vesen

Additional, Dark Tranquillity have been confirmed for all nine Metalfest Open-Airs.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Festival Updates 9/11

Sweden Rock - Symphony X, Bonafide
Roadburn (NL) - Lord Vicar, Orchid, Hammers of Misfortune, Purson, Sigiriya, Urfaust, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Barn Owl, End of Level Boss, Jucifer
Party.San (DE) - Warbringer, Ghost Brigade
Bloodstock (UK) - Alice Cooper

Black Country Communion photos

Live photos from Black Country Communion's set at the High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London on July 24, 2011 are now online here.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Festival Updates 4/11

2011
Damnation (UK) - Decapitated cancelled

2012
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Overkill, Enslaved
ProgPower Europe (NL) - Vanden Plas, Nightingale, The Levitation Hex, Fracture, Empty Yard Experiment
Sweden Rock - Hell

Additionally, W.A.S.P. have been added to eight of the nine Metalfest Open-Airs (they will not play in Loreley, Germany).

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Festival Updates 2/11

2012
Kings of Black Metal (DE) - Mor Dagor
Bloodstock (UK) - Dimmu Borgir, Anaal Nathrakh, Corrosion of Conformity, Hatebreed
Roadburn (NL) - Red Fang, Yob, Celeste, Black Breath, Black Cobra
Sweden Rock - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Additionally, Alestorm have been added to all nine Metalfest Open-Airs.