Monday, December 31, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 31/12

My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures by Andy Lye
Kill Ritual - The Serpentine Ritual by Andy Lye
Isis - Temporal by Chris Poling
Scott Kelly/Steve Von Till/Wino - Songs of Townes Van Zandt by Andy Lye
Michael Schenker - Temple of Rock Live In Europe by Andy Lye
John Corabi - Unplugged by Andy Lye
Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud by James Donovan
Hellectricity - Salem Blood by Andy Lye
Ufomammut - ORO: Opus Alter by Chris Poling
Geoff Tate - Kings & Thieves by Andy Lye
HammerFall - Gates of Dalhalla by Andy Lye
The Gathering - Disclosure by James Donovan
Tank - War Nation by Andy Lye
Tank - War Machine Live by Andy Lye
Europe - LIVE: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 2012 by Andy Lye
T&N - Slave To The Empire by Andy Lye
Moonless - Calling All Demons by Andy Lye
The Fright - The Fright by Ellis Davis
SOiL - LIVE: Electric Ballroom, London 2012 by Andy Lye

Friday, December 28, 2012

Festival Updates 28/12

Party.San (DE) - Legion of The Damned, Grand Supreme Blood Court, Attic
Dokk'em (NL) - Jorn, Cryptopsy, Blood Red Throne, Inquisition
Sweden Rock - Survivor
Roadburn (NL) - Nihil, Mournful Congregation
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Man.Machine.Industry
Power, Prog & Metal (BE) - Rotting Christ, Aktarum

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Overkill live photos

Photos from Overkill's show at Islington Academy in London in October now online.

Festival Updates 23/12

Wacken (DE) - Motörhead, Alice Cooper, Bullet, Grave Digger, As I Lay Dying
Summer Breeze (DE) - Anthrax, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Der Weg Einer Freiheit
With Full Force (DE) - Slayer, Down, Betontod
RockHarz (DE) - Kreator

Friday, December 21, 2012

Festival Updates 21/12

Roadburn (NL) - The Pretty Things, Antisect, Camera, Victor Griffin's In-Graved, Endless Boogie, Gravetemple, Satan's Satyrs
Wacken (DE) - Powerwolf, Feuerschwanz
Summer Breeze (DE) - Architects, Sister Sin
With Full Force (DE) - Knorkator
Sweden Rock - Europe
Graspop - King Diamond, KoRn, Testament, Bullet For My Valentine, Katatonia, Moonspell, Hellyeah, Ghost, Varg, Unleashed, Red Fang, Entombed, Veil of Maya, Caliban, Amaranthe

Meanwhile Sonisphere UK will not go ahead, and hopes to return in 2014.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Festival Updates 20/12

Wacken (DE) - Fear Factory, Neaera, Finsterforst, Stahlmann, Alpha Tiger
Summer Breeze (DE) - Haggard, Pro-Pain, Hate, Emmure
With Full Force (DE) - The Other, Buster Shuffle
Power, Prog & Metal (BE) - Alestorm, Sun Caged

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Festival Updates 18/12

Sweden Rock - Avantasia, Hypocrisy, Nine Below Zero, Satan
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Anthrax, Fear Factory, Coffins, Cult of Luna, Dr. Living Dead!, As I Lay Dying
Wacken (DE) - Crematory, Dezperadoz, Mando War
Summer Breeze (DE) - Orphaned Land, Letzte Instanz
With Full Force (DE) - Amorphis

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Festival Updates 16/12

Desertfest (UK) - Indesinence
Wacken (DE) - Trivium, Tristania, Harpyie, Dr. Living Dead!, Russkaja, Eat The Gun
Summer Breeze (DE) - End of Green, Devildriver, Nachtmystium, Evergreen Terrace, Solstafir
With Full Force (DE) - Agnostic Front, The Acacia Strain, Unantastbar

Friday, December 14, 2012

Festival Updates 14/12

Wacken (DE) - Ragnarok, Kamikaze Kings, Nachtblut
Summer Breeze (DE) - Enslaved, Van Canto
With Full Force (DE) - After The Burial
RockHarz (DE) - Unearth
Download (UK) - Mastodon
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Crematory, H.e.a.t., Alpha Tiger

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Festival Updates 13/12

Wacken (DE) - Corvus Corax, Rabenschrey, Faun, Fejd, Pampatut
Summer Breeze (DE) - The Vision Bleak, Illdisposed
With Full Force (DE) - Mambo Kurt
CopenHell (DK) - Accept, Down, Testament, God Seed
Roadburn (NL) - The Devil's Blood, Golden Void, Dirk Serries' Microphonics
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Entombed, Trivium, Crushing Caspars
Desertfest (UK) - Bong

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Festival Updates 12/12

Download (UK) - Stone Sour
Wacken (DE) - Legion of The Damned, Whitechapel, Hellride
Summer Breeze (DE) - Whitechapel, Evocation
With Full Force (DE) - Cock Sparrer
Sweden Rock - Kreator
Desertfest (UK) - Unida

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Festival Updates 11/12

Wacken (DE) - Thunder, Hardcore Superstar, Chrome Molly, Versengold, Naglfar
Summer Breeze (DE) - Mustasch, Marduk, Primordial, Firewind
With Full Force (DE) - Red Fang, Paradise Lost
Bloodstock (UK) - Slayer

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Festival Updates 8/12

Desertfest (UK) - Bongripper
Wacken (DE) - Callejon, Copellius, Henry Rollins, Agnostic Front
Summer Breeze (DE) - Grave, We Came As Romans, Eisbrecher
With Full Force (DE) - Iwrestledabearonce, Maroon

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Festival Updates 6/12

Metaltown (SE) - Slipknot
Power, Prog & Metal (BE) - Behemoth
Metal Assault (DE) - Trial
Wacken (DE) - Lamb of God, Alestorm, Pretty Maids
Summer Breeze (DE) - Saltatio Mortis, Soilwork, Long Distance Calling
With Full Force (DE) - Ryker's, Deez Nuts
RockHarz (DE) - Avantasia
Dokk'em Open-Air (NL) - Amorphis, Delain, Keep of Kalessin
Burning Sea (HR) - Iced Earth, Jaded Heart, As Silence Breaks, Black Light Discipline, Re-Armed
Tuska Open-Air (FI) - Amorphis, Abhorrence, Stam1na, Seremonia, Tombstoned, Dr. Living Dead!, Amaranthe, Santa Cruz, Cut To Fit, Baltimor, Khroma, Death Hawks

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Festival Updates 4/12

Wacken (DE) - Dew-scented, Benighted, Black Messiah
Summer Breeze (DE) - Walls of Jericho, Fiddlers Green, Tiamat, Dr. Living Dead!
With Full Force (DE) - Bury Your Dead, Hail of Bullets
CopenHell (DK) - Amon Amarth, Parkway Drive, Alestorm, Between The Buried And Me
Roadburn (NL) - Sabbath Assembly, Cough, Witch Mountain, Hexvessel, Crown, Tombstoned

Monday, December 03, 2012

Festival Updates 3/12

Wacken (DE) - Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Devildriver, Mustasch, 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll
With Full Force (DE) - Hatebreed, Napalm Death, War From A Harlot's Mouth
Summer Breeze (DE) - Hatebreed, Amorphis, Dying Fetus, Orden Ogan
Ragnarök (DE) - Solefald, In Vain
RockHarz (DE) - Mustasch, Melechesh, Orden Ogan
Party.San (DE) - Destruction, Coffins, Bombs of Hades

Friday, November 30, 2012

Festival Updates 30/11

RockHarz (DE) - J.B.O., Vader
Metaltown (SE) - Sabaton, KoRn, Danko Jones, Witchcraft, Graveyard, Marduk, Bombus
Rock Hard (DE) - Mustasch, Fleshcrawl, Horisont, Attic
Desertfest (UK) - Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man, Yawning Sons
Beastival (DE) - Korpiklaani, Milking The Goatmachine, Mercenary, Huntress, Accuser

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Festival Updates 29/11

Sweden Rock - Five Finger Death Punch
Graspop (BE) - Epica
Metal Assault (DE) - Antichrist
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Onslaught, Exhumer, Angel Witch
Sonisphere France - Children of Bodom
Bloodstock (UK) - Avantasia, Kataklysm, Ex Deo, Whitechapel
Extremefest (DE) - Enslaved, Obscurity, Vomitous, Foetal Juice

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 28/11

Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas by Jackson May
Black Country Communion - Afterglow by Andy Lye
Weapon - Embers And Revelations by Jackson May
Papa Roach - The Connection by Ellis Davis
Maiden United - Across The Seventh Sea by Andy Lye
Leprous - LIVE: The Underworld, London 2012 by Andy Lye
Sister Sin - Now And Forever by Andy Lye
Herman Frank - Right In The Guts by Andy Lye
Overkill - LIVE: Islington Academy, London 2012 by Andy Lye
H.I.M - XX: Two Decades of Love Metal by Andy Lye
DragonForce - LIVE: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 2012 by Ellis Davis
Pig Destroyer - Book Burner by Jackson May
Pentagram - LIVE: The Garage, London 2012 by Andy Lye

Friday, November 23, 2012

Festival Updates 23/11

Metalfest Germany - Children of Bodom
Desertfest (UK) - Naam, Black Magician, Gurt
Inferno (NO) - Hades Almighty
Burning Sea (HR) - Moonsorrow, Decapitated
Sweden Rock - Doro, Paradise Lost, Hardline
Roadburn (NL) - The Ocean, Lo!, Magdelena Solis, Richard Hampson, Herder

Monday, November 19, 2012

Festival Updates 19/11

Sweden Rock - Candlemass, Crazy Lixx, Audrey Horne, Raubtier, Naglfar, Civil War, Sister Sin
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Whitechapel, Magrudergrind, Aborym
Ragnarök (DE) - Eluveitie
Karmøygeddon (NO) - Sabaton
Roadburn (NL) - Switchblade

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Festival Updates 15/11

Party.San (DE) - Dying Fetus, Anaal Nathrakh, Tsjuder
Sonisphere Italy - Iron Maiden
Sonisphere France - Iron Maiden
Bloodstock (UK) - Devildriver, Municipal Waste

Friday, November 09, 2012

Festival Updates 9/11

Summer Breeze (DE) - Necrophobic, Feuerschwanz
Download (UK) - Volbeat
Burning Sea (HR) - Amorphis, In Solitude, Meta-Statis, Herfst, Mooncry
RockHarz (DE) - Soilwork, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Feuerschwanz, Eisbrecher
Desertfest (UK) - Pentagram

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Festival Updates 7/11

Download (UK) - Alice In Chains, Queens of The Stone Age, Motörhead, A Day To Remember, HIM, The Gaslight Anthem, Thirty Seconds To Mars
Sweden Rock - Sonata Arctica, Tankard
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Ensiferum
Bloodstock (UK) - Lamb of God, Dark Funeral, Amorphis
Roadburn (NL) - Spiritual Beggars
Desertfest (UK) - Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Downset, Madball, Solefald
Getaway Rock (SE) - Deep Purple, Lamb of God, In Flames
Copenhell (DK) - In Flames, Every Time I Die, Illdisposed

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Festival Updates 3/11

Copenhell (DK) - King Diamond
Desertfest (UK) - Conan
Sweden Rock - Accept, Jon English
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Elvenking

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Festival Updates 1/11

Brutal Assault (CZ) - Marduk, Benediction, Nachtmystium, Saturnus
Roadburn (NL) - The Midnight Ghost Train
Metal Days (SL) - My Dying Bride, Turisas, Unleashed
Burning Sea (HR) - King Diamond
Desertfest (UK) - Steak
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Månegarm

Also, Aborted replace Djerv at 2012's last major festival, Eindhoven Metal Meeting.

Latest Reviews Update 1/11

Noisear - Turbulent Resurgence by Jackson May
Burzum - Umskiptar by Jackson May
KISS - Monster by Andy Lye
Bullet - Full Pull by Andy Lye
Bedemon - Symphony of Shadows by Andy Lye
Beyond All Recognition - Drop=Dead by Jackson May
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind by Jackson May
Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol by Andy Lye
Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker by Jackson May
Jon Oliva's Pain - LIVE: The Garage, London by Andy Lye
Korpiklaani - LIVE: The Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS by Jackson May

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Festival Updates 30/10

In Flammen (DE) - Grave, Ahab, Deeds of Flesh, Mor Dagor
Rock Hard (DE) - King Diamond, Crowbar, Naglfar, Gospel of Horns
Sweden Rock - Saxon, Manilla Road, Skelter Wheel, Vader, Firewind
Inferno (NO) - Satyricon, Taake
HRH AOR (UK) - Skid Row, FM, Kip Winger
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Hardcore Superstar
Summer Breeze (DE) - The Bones, Rotten Sound

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festival Updates 25/10

Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Powerwolf, Bloodbound
PPM (BE) - Avantasia
Burning Sea (HR) - Turisas, Mastic Scum, Sarea, Inner Sanctum, Mystery Blue, Flayed Disciple
RockHarz (DE) - Iced Earth
Bloodstock (UK) - Negligence

Friday, October 19, 2012

Festival Updates 19/10

Tuska (FI) - Nightwish, Ihsahn, Leprous
RockHarz (DE) - Children of Bodom
Sweden Rock - Ihsahn, Threshold, Leprous, Leningrad Cowboys, Bullet
Desertfest (UK) - Black Moth, Wo-Fat
Summer Breeze (DE) - Sabaton

Friday, October 05, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 5/10

Jettblack - Raining Rock by Andy Lye
The 69 Eyes - X by Ellis Davis
Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead by Andy Lye
Murder Construct - Results by Jackson May
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Almost Always Never by Andy Lye
Death Angel - LIVE: The Underworld, London 2012 by James Donovan
To-Mera - Exile by James Donovan
Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil by Jackson May
Joe Bonamassa - Beacon Theatre: Live From New York by Andy Lye
District 97 - Trouble With Machines by James Donovan
Chaos In Tejas Festival 2012 by Jackson May
Sweden Rock Festival 2012 by Andy Lye
Danko Jones - Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue by Andy Lye

Festival Updates 5/10

Many festivals are now confirming bands at full speed for 2013. Here are the latest:

Sweden Rock - Amon Amarth, UFO, Morgana Lefay, The Scams
Extremefest Germany - Grave, Dark Fortress, Milking The Goatmachine, Cliteater, Holocausto Canibal, Deserted Fear
Tuska Open-Air (FI) - King Diamond, Bolt Thrower, Testament, Children of Bodom
Ragnarök (DE) - Obscurity, Dornenreich
Roadburn (NL) - Primordial, Cult of Luna, Moss, Witchsorrow, Seremonia, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, My Brother The Wind
Party.San (DE) - Unleashed, Deströyer 666, Deserted Fear
Metal Days (HR) - Enslaved, Primordial, Legion of The Damned, Attick Demons, Powerwolf, Tsjuder, Shining
Hammerfest (UK) - Sodom
Download (UK) - Slipknot
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Sabaton

Friday, September 21, 2012

Festival Updates 21/9

Download (UK) - Iron Maiden, Rammstein
Sweden Rock - Status Quo, Krokus, Witchcraft, Demon, Huntress, Amaranthe, Axxis
Wacken (DE) - Rammstein, Candlemass

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 12/9

Grave - Endless Procession of Souls by Jackson May
Thee Orakle - Smooth Comforts False by James Donovan
Grave Digger - Home At Last by Andy Lye
The Agonist - Prisoners by James Donovan
Gin Lady - Gin Lady by Andy Lye
Trippy Wicked - Going Home by Andy Lye
Korpiklaani - Manala by James Donovan
Trollfest - Brumlebassen by James Donovan
Threshold - March of Progress by Andy Lye
I Am I - Event Horizon by Ellis Davis

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 28/8

Hellyeah - Band of Brothers by Ellis Davis
Fozzy - Sin And Bones by Andy Lye
Dragony - Legends by Andy Lye
KISS - Destroyer: Resurrected by Andy Lye
Winter In Eden - Echoes of Betrayal by James Donovan
Daniel Trigger - Infinite Persistence by Andy Lye
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real by Andy Lye
Nova Art - The 3rd Step by James Donovan
Carach Angren - Where The Corpses Sink Forever by James Donovan
Wilde/Smith/Fish - Girls With Guitars Live by Andy Lye

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Exclusive Kissin' Dynamite interview

The third of four exclusive interviews with bands from Germany, this time with Kissin' Dynamite singer Hannes Braun and guitarist Jim Müller, is now online here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Adrenaline Mob live photos

Live photos from Adrenaline Mob's set at Sweden Rock Festival are now online here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 14/8

Ides of Gemini - Constantinople by Chris Poling
3 Inches of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal by Andy Lye
Empatic - Gods of Thousand Souls by James Donovan
Sphere - Homo Hereticus by James Donovan
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth by Andy Lye
Deadlock - LIVE: Islington Academy 2, London 2012 by James Donovan
Savage - Sons of Malice by Andy Lye
Drudkh - Eternal Turn of The Wheel by Jackson May
Poison Idea - The Fatal Erection Years by Jackson May
Baroness - Yellow & Green by Chris Poling
Rob Zombie - Mondo Sex Head by Andy Lye
Dublin Death Patrol - Death Sentence by Andy Lye
Deathspell Omega - Drought by Jackson May

Friday, August 03, 2012

Hell 2012 London live photos

Live photos from Hell's set supporting Primordial at Islington Academy in London now online here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Festival Updates 31/7

Metalcamp (SL) - Heathen cancelled
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Heathen cancelled
Jalometalli (FI) - Heathen cancelled

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ugly Kid Joe Sweden Rock 2012 photos

Live photos from Ugly Kid Joe's set at Sweden Rock Festival in June 2012 are now online here.

Festival Updates 23/7

Hard Rock Hell (UK) - L.A. Guns cancelled, Fozzy, SOiL, Bonafide
Bloodstock (UK) - Malefice
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Anaal Nathrakh, Krisiun, God's Tower, Brutally Deceased, Sebkha-Chott, Trollech, Truth And Its Burden

Sunday, July 22, 2012

UFO 2012 live photos

Live photos from UFO's show at The Forum in London in April 2012 are now online here.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 6/7

Unleashed - Odalheim by Chris Poling
Fear Factory - The Industrialist by Andy Lye
Danko Jones - Bring On The Mountain DVD by Andy Lye
Torche - Harmonicraft by Chris Poling
Barbe-Q-Barbies - All Over You by Andy Lye
Mnemic - Mnemesis by James Donovan
Pathfinder - Fifth Element by James Donovan
Devil's Train - Devil's Train by Andy Lye
Gun - Break The Silence by James Donovan
Blaze Bayley - The King of Metal by Andy Lye

Festival Updates 6/7

Wacken (DE) - Forbidden cancelled
Hammer of Doom (DE) - Desolation Angels
Bloodstock (UK) - Waking Theo, Exile The Traitor, My Wooden Pillow, Scare Tactics, Killer Hurts, Krepuskul, Kataleptic, Father, Cosmic Vortex, Apollyon, Incinery, Sa Da Ko, Blynd, Airstryke, Hakin
Summer Breeze (DE) - Firewind cancelled, Naglfar, Bembers

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Festival Updates 3/7

Party.San (DE) - Behemoth
Bloodstock (UK) - Deicide cancelled
Damnation (UK) - Primordial, Textures, Bossk
Metal Female Voices (BE) - Crysalys

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Michael Kiske interview

A brand new, exclusive interview with Unisonic front-man Michael Kiske is now online here, where he discusses the recording of their debut self-titled album, constantly having to deal with the fall-out of his departure from Helloween, and achieving sincerity in music.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Festival Updates 16/6

Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Nasum
Rock Hard III (IT) - Exhumer
Party.San (DE) - Tormented, Zero Degree, Revel In Flesh
With Full Force (DE) - La Dispute cancelled, Tenside, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Do Or Die

Latest Reviews Update 16/6

Kreator - Phantom Antichrist by Andy Lye
Primordial - LIVE: Islington Academy, London 2012 by Andy Lye
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - LIVE: The Underworld, London 2012 by James Donovan
Shadowside - Inner Monster Out by James Donovan
Valkiria - Here The Day Comes by James Donovan
Dark New Day - New Tradition by Andy Lye
End of September - End of September by James Donovan
Heavy Rain - Second Sun by James Donovan

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 5/6

Slash - Apocalyptic Love by Andy Lye
Obscura - LIVE: The Underworld, London 2012 by James Donovan
UFO - LIVE: The Forum, London 2012 by Andy Lye
Anathema - Weather Systems by James Donovan
Saxon - Eagles Over Wacken by Andy Lye
The Cult - Choice of Weapon by Andy Lye
Royal Thunder - CVI by Andy Lye
Black Sabbath - Iron Man: The Best of by Andy Lye
Grand Magus - The Hunt by Andy Lye
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Pinata by James Donovan
Unisonic - Unisonic by Andy Lye

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Festival Updates 29/5

Sweden Rock - Year of The Goat
Sonisphere France - Ghost cancelled, Baroness
Damnation (UK) - Electric Wizard, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun
Hammer of Doom (DE) - Demon

Friday, May 18, 2012

Festival Updates 18/5

Bloodstock (UK) - Witchsorrow, Battalion, Dripback
Metaltown (SE) - Candlemass, Oz
Party.San (DE) - Immolation, Cashley, Vivus Humare, Chapel of Disease
Metalcamp (SL) - Hell, Municipal Waste, Arsea, Cryptic Age, Dark Salvation, Dead Dildo Drome, E.N.D., Era of Hate, Everlasting Dawn, From The Depth, The Furious Horde, Hypocras, Jotnar, Kaledon, Motorfire, Nekrodrako, Nephrolith, Profeel, Rest In Fear, Shutdown, Sufosia, Use Less, Within Destruction, Warcult

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 16/5

Wolfbrigade - Damned - James Donovan
Wodensthrone - Curse - Jackson May
Stone Axe - Captured Live! Roadburn Festival 2011 - Andy Lye
Eths - III - James Donovan
Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum - Chris Poling
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity - Jackson May
Winter Haze - Silent Deception - James Donovan
U.D.O. - Celebrator: Rare Tracks - Andy Lye
Havok - Point of No Return - Andy Lye
Allegaeon - Formshifter - James Donovan

Friday, May 11, 2012

Festival Updates 11/5

Sweden Rock - Steve Rodgers cancelled
Getaway Rock (SE) - Devin Townsend Project
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Swallow The Sun, Inquisition, Engel, Unearth, Kylesa
Metaltown (SE) - HammerFall, Death Destruction, Year of The Goat, Sectu, Imminence, Start A Fire

Friday, May 04, 2012

Festival Updates 4/5

Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Dark Funeral
Bloodstock (UK) - Moonsorrow, Freedom Call
Costa de Fuego (ES) - Satyricon, Angelus Apatrida, The Computers, Architects, Adrift, Toundra
Tuska Open-Air (FI) - Alcest, Anaal Nathrakh, Battle Beast, Oddland, Demonic Death Judge, Evil-Lÿn

Latest Reviews Update 4/5

Serenity - LIVE: The Underworld, London by James Donovan
Accept - Stalingrad by Andy Lye
Hydrogyn - Private Sessions by James Donovan
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65 by Andy Lye
Huntress - Spell Eater by James Donovan
Moonspell - Aplha Noir by James Donovan
Kenos - Nightrain To Samara by James Donovan
Wino & Conny Ochs - LIVE: The Black Heart, London by Andy Lye
Naglfar - Téras by James Donovan
Europe - Bag of Bones by Andy Lye
Crystal Viper - Crimen Excepta by James Donovan
Desaster - The Arts of Destruction by Jackson May
Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast by Jackson May
Larry Miller - On The Edge by Andy Lye

Saxon CD/DVD Competition

British metal legends Saxon have just released their new live DVD Heavy Metal Thunder Live: Eagles Over Wacken, and double live CD recording in Glasgow on their 2011 tour. The DVD is compiled from their shows at the Wacken Open-Air Festival in 2005, 2007 and 2009, totalling 30 songs.

Click here for a chance to win a copy of each of the DVD and the double CD.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Festival Updates 1/5

With Full Force (DE) - Immortal
Sweden Rock - Pompei Nights
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Firewind, Powerwolf, Crashdïet, Lanfear

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Festival Updates 24/4

Graspop (BE) - Thin Lizzy, Rival Sons, Brutal Truth, Aborted, Tracer, Powerwolf, MaYaN, Heidevolk, Dear Superstar, Saille, Suicidal Angels
Party.San (DE) - General Surgery, December Flower, Haradwaith, Mortjuri
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Edguy, Tankard
Metaltown (SE) - Hypocrisy, Darkest Hour, Engel, Seventribe
Metalfest Croatia - Symphony X
Bloodstock - Benediction, I Am I

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Festival Updates 19/4

Bloodstock (UK) - Huron, Fallen Fate, Infernal Creation, Gone Til Winter, Reflection In Exile, Dream Catcher, Reign of Fury
Metaltown (SE) - Soulfly, Adept
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Venom, Axxis
Copenhell (DK) - Svartsot, Red Warszawa, Rising, The Interbeing, The Kandidate, Barricade, Mordax, Cerekoth, Redwood Hill
RockHarz (SE) - Hatebreed
Sweden Rock - The Crown
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - John McCoy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 15/4

Meshuggah - Koloss by Chris Poling
Ivory Gates - The Devil's Dance by James Donovan
Ledfoot - Gothic Blues Volume One by Andy Lye
Evenoire - Vitriol by James Donovan
Black Breath - Sentenced To Life by Jackson May
Lord Nelson - Fight by Andy Lye
Words of Farewell - Immersion by James Donovan
Pelican - Ataraxia/Taraxis by Chris Poling
Opera Diabolicus - 1614 by Andy Lye
God Forbid - Equilibrium by James Donovan
Impiety - Ravage & Conquer by Jackson May
Rich Robinson - LIVE: Islington Academy, London 2012 by Andy Lye
Wretched - Son of Perdition by James Donovan
Decapitated - LIVE: Dingwalls, London 2012 by James Donovan
Kissin' Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power by Andy Lye
Lullacry - Where Angels Fear by James Donovan

Friday, April 13, 2012

Festival Updates 13/4

Sweden Rock - Incarnit, Colossus, Frontback, Evasive, Scarlet Drop, Vulkan, Beyond All Recognition, Mother of God
Download (UK) - Ghost, Saint Jude, Shadows Fall, My Passion, Feed The Rhino, La Dispute, Lawnmower Deth, Six Hour Sundown, Silent Descent, With One Last Breath, The Union, No Americana, Royal Cartel, Tyla, The Dirty Youth, Yashin, Voodoo Johnson, Sanguine
Graspop (BE) - Primal Fear
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Protest The Hero cancelled, Samael, Agnostic Front, Norma Jean

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Festival Updates 12/4

Roadburn (NL) - Mike Scheidt
Bloodstock (UK) - Crowbar, Re-armed, Saturnian, Bloodshot Dawn
Metaltown (SE) - In Flames

Additionally, Holland's Roadburn Festival have pre-empted this weekend's 2012 edition by making the first announcements for their 2013 event, revealing headliners Godflesh playing their entire Pure album, plus Electric Wizard, whose front-man Jus Osborn will be curating the Friday line-up as Voivod did for this year's.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Festival Updates 8/4

Sweden Rock - Mikael Rickfors, Steve Rodgers, In Solitude, Goda Grannar
Graspop (BE) - Fear Factory, Ugly Kid Joe, Eluveitie
Wacken (DE) - Leaves' Eyes, Torfrock
Summer Breeze (DE) - Nifelheim
Headbangers Open-Air (DE) - Riot cancelled, Lizzy Borden
Metal Female Voices (BE) - Epica, Anwynn, Valkyre

Monday, April 02, 2012

Festival Updates 2/4

RockHarz (DE) - Primordial
Wacken (DE) - Channel Zero, Hammercult, Volxrock, Victims of Madness
Metalfest Germany East - Eluveitie, Heidevolk, Omnium Gatherum, Leng Tch'e, Abyzz
Metalfest Germany West - Eluveitie, Heidevolk, Omnium Gatherum, Purify
Metalfest Austria - Eluveitie, Heidevolk, Omnium Gatherum, Leng Tch'e, Tough Motion, Five Minute Fall
Metalfest Croatia - Eluveitie, Noctiferia, Bejelit, Sin Deadly Sin
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Napalm Death, Crowbar, Alcest
Summer Breeze (DE) - Eluveitie

Friday, March 30, 2012

Festival Updates 30/3

With Full Force (DE) - Meshuggah, Flogging Molly, Ektomorf, Kill Devil Hill
RockHarz (DE) - De Profundis, Malrun, Drone
Summer Breeze (DE) - Nitrogods, Devil's Train
Eindhoven Metal Meeting (NL) - Sodom, Thyrfing, Enthroned, Debauchery, Christ Agony
Sweden Rock - Dark Funeral

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Festival Updates 27/3

Sweden Rock - Dynazty, Crucified Barbara, Änglagård, Bourbon Boys
Damnation (UK) - Pig Destroyer
Summer Breeze (DE) - Menhir
Download (UK) - Rival Sons
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Coroner, Disaffected
Bloodstock (UK) - Evile, Marionette, Derision, Furyon

Monday, March 26, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 26/3

Cannibal Corpse - Torture by Jackson May
Danny Bryant's Redeyeband - Night Life by Andy Lye
Sigh - In Somniphobia by James Donovan
Eluveitie - Helvetios by James Donovan
Savage Messiah - Plague of Conscience by Andy Lye
Spawn of Possession - Incurso by James Donovan
Enthroned - Obsidium by Jackson May
Pain of Salvation - LIVE: The Garage, London 2012 by Andy Lye
Darkness By Oath - Near Death Experience by James Donovan
Shear - Breaking The Stillness by James Donovan
Axel Rudi Pell - Circle of The Oath by Andy Lye
Lee Small - Jamaica Inn by Andy Lye
Overkill - The Electric Age by Andy Lye

Friday, March 23, 2012

Festival Updates 23/3

Ragnarök (DE) - Borknagar cancelled, Varg
RockHarz (DE) - Djerv, Skyforger, XIV Dark Centuries
Roadburn (NL) - The Icarus Line
Summer Breeze (DE) - Sepultura
Costa de Fuego (ES) - Paradise Lost, Nightwish, Barón Rojo, Hamlet, Katatonia, Amorphis, Obús, In Flames, Rolo Tomassi, Noctem
Metaltown (SE) - Unpure, Aura Noir, Shining, Vildhjärta, Who Torched Cinderella?
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Vicious Rumors, Graveyard, Dante Fox, Ten, Serpentine, Night By Night, Bad Touch
Metalcamp (SL) - At The Gates, Sanctuary, Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, Vicious Rumors, Hatesphere
Night of The Prog (DE) - Katatonia

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Festival Updates 21/3

Sweden Rock - Sepultura, Entombed, Killing Floor, Rival Sons
Summer Breeze (DE) - Ahab, Night In Gales
Download (UK) - Europe, Emmure, The Safety Fire, Firewind, Broken, Turbonegro, Halestorm, Theory of A Deadman, Turbowolf, Anti-Nowhere League, Mallory Knox, Stellar Revival
Party.San (DE) - Solstafir, Entrails, Trash Amigos, Venenum

Friday, March 16, 2012

Festival Updates 16/3

Bloodstock (UK) - Dio Disciples, Crimes of Passion, Pythia, Primitai
Summer Breeze (DE) - Tankard, Fleshgod Apocalypse cancelled, While She Sleeps
RockHarz (DE) - Lacuna Coil, Engel
Sweden Rock - 10cc, H.e.a.t., Exciter
Metal Female Voices (BE) - November-7

Monday, March 12, 2012

Autumn interview

'Cautiously Content' is a brand new interview with vocalist Marjan Welman and guiarist Mats van der Valk of Autumn in which they discuss how Marjan was recruited to the band, new album Cold Comfort, and trying to find the right touring bills. Read the full piece exclusively here.

Festival Updates 12/3

With Full Force (DE) - Cannibal Corpse
RockHarz (DE) - Municipal Waste
Sweden Rock - Twisted Sister
Hellfest (FR) - Slash, Unisonic, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, Street Dogs, Forgotten Tomb, Kobra And The Lotus, As They Burn, Strong As Ten
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Fields of The Nephilim, Shape of Despair, Rise And Fall
Rockwave (GR) - Unisonic
Metal Female Voices (BE) - Trillium, Xandria
Summer Breeze (DE) - Crowbar
Roadburn (NL) - Wino & Conny Ochs

Rich Robinson interview

'Finding The Inverse' is a brand new interview with Rich Robinson, founding guitarist of The Black Crowes in which he discusses how both musically and personally he's turned negative experiences into positive outcomes, and how he is now enjoying life on the road with his new band. Read the full piece exclusively here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lastest Reviews Update 11/3

Rage - 21 by Andy Lye
Diabulus In Musica - The Wanderer by James Donovan
The Hounds of Hasselvander - The Ninth Hour by Andy Lye
Death - Vivus! by Jackson May
Wizard's Beard - Four Tired Undertakers by Jackson May
Trucker Diablo - The Devil Rhythm by Andy Lye
Help! For Japan - Help! by Andy Lye
Edguy - LIVE: Islington Academy, London 2012 by James Donovan
Autumn - LIVE: 013, Tilburg 2012 by James Donovan
Meat Loaf - Hell In A Handbasket by Andy Lye
Heidevolk - Batavi by Andy Lye
Asphyx - Deathhammer by Jackson May
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing - This May Be The Reason Why... by James Donovan
Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent by James Donovan
Weh - En Natt Kom Doed by Andy Lye

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Festival Updates 8/3

Sweden Rock - Slaughter
Costa de Fuego (ES) - Opeth, Cancer Bats, Steel Horse, Lacuna Coil, Berri Txarrak, WarCry, We Are The Ocean
Summer Breeze (DE) - Immortal
Bloodstock (UK) - Rising Dream, Commander In Chief, Infernal Tenebre, Gonoreas, Noctiferia
Wacken (DE) - Djerv, Buggirl, Blaas of Glory, Russkaja
Party.San (DE) - Assaulter, Nifelheim, Obscure Infinity

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Festival Updates 7/3

Sweden Rock - Night Ranger, Amorphis, Fiddler's Green, Return
Sonisphere UK - Black Stone Cherry, Skindred, Alestorm, Seether, Hundred Reasons, Glassjaw, The Getaway Plan, Crowbar, New Model Army, Electric Wizard, Kvelertak
Desertfest (UK) - Herder
Summer Breeze (DE) - Within Temptation, Helheim, Roterfeld
Loud (BG) - Asphyx

Friday, March 02, 2012

Festival Updates 2/3

Sweden Rock - Little Angels, Adrenaline Mob
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Diamond Head
Summer Breeze (DE) - Shining
Graspop (BE) - Limp Bizkit, Slash, Black Label Society, All Shall Perish, Godsmack

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 29/2

Testament/Death Angel - LIVE: The Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN by Brad Sanders
Xandria - Neverworld's End by James Donovan
Pythia - The Serpent's Curse by James Donovan
Pilgrim - Misery Wizard by Andy Lye
Autopsy - All Tomorrow's Funerals by Jackson May
Black Messiah - The Final Journey by James Donovan
Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light by Brad Sanders
Lyriel - Leverage by James Donovan
Hellsaw - Trist by James Donovan
Corrosion of Conformity - Corrosion of Connformity by Andy Lye
Wino & Conny Ochs - Heavy Kingdom by Andy Lye
Napalm Death - Utilitarian by James Donovan
Christian Mistress - Possession by Brad Sanders
UFO - Seven Deadly by Andy Lye

Festival Updates 29/2

RockHarz (DE) - Tyr
Sweden Rock - Axel Rudi Pell, Bad Company, Cannibal Corpse
Party.San (DE) - Ragnarok, Kali Yuga
Download (UK) - Saxon, Fozzy, Sebastian Bach, Dropkick Murphys, Rise To Remain, Corey Taylor, Cancer Bats, Gun, Heaven's Basement, SOiL, Sylosis, The Quireboys, The Defiled, While She Sleeps, The Treatment, James Cleaver Quintet, We Are The Ocean, Upon A Burning Body, Red, White & Blues, Kopek, Butcher Babies, Marmozets
Eindhoven Metal Meeting (NL) - My Dying Bride, Haemorrhage, The Devil's Blood, Totenmond

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Festival Updates 23/2

Sweden Rock - Imperial State Electric, Michael Schenker
Bloodstock (UK) - Lock Up, Chthonic, Alcest, Demonic Resurrection, Winterfylleth, Eastern Front, Headcharger, Ancient Ascendant
Getaway Rock (SE) - Yngwie Malmsteen
Metalcamp (SL) - KoRn, Steelwing, Milking The Goatmachine, Septic Flesh, Heidevolk, Noctiferia, Warbringer, Nexus Inferis, Ava Inferi, Metalsteel
Metaltown (SE) - Dark Tranquillity, Mayhem, Primordial, Unleashed, Avatar, Descend
Summer Breeze (DE) - Architects
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Finntroll, Skarhead, Root
Gods of Metal (IT) - Black Veil Brides, Lizzy Borden, Cannibal Corpse

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Epica interview

New interview with Epica singer Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye now online here, in which they discuss new album Requiem For The Indifferent, touring the UK, and composing their music.

Festival Updates 21/2

With Full Force (DE) - Soulfly, Gojira, I Killed The Prom Queen
Sonisphere Spain - Machine Head, Evanescence, The Offspring, Six Hour Sundown, Kobra And The Lotus, Paradise Lost, Fear Factory, Rise To Remain
Sonisphere France - Meshuggah, The Darkness, Combichrist, Ghost, I Killed The Prom Queen, Lacuna Coil
Sonisphere UK - Faith No More, KISS, Queen, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Marilyn Manson, Tim Minchin, The Darkness, Wolfmother, Flogging Molly, Incubus, Mastodon, Fields of The Nephilim, Lacuna Coil, Cypress Hill, Refused, The Blackout, Gojira, Andrew WK, Katatonia, Ghost, Switchfoot, I Killed The Prom Queen
Graspop (BE) - Twisted Sister, Gojira, My Dying Bride, I Killed The Prom Queen, Lagwagon, Kobra And The Lotus, Cancer Bats, Black Spiders, While She Sleeps
Hard Rock Hell (UK) - Blackfoot, Dogs D'Amour, Electric Boys, Skinny Molly
ProgPower Europe (NL) - Anubis Gate

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Symphony X interview

New interview with Symphony X bassist Michael LePond now online here, in which he discusses new album Iconoclast, the band's changing style and sound, and trying to acknowledge the fans' complaints.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Festival Updates 18/2

Tuska Open-Air (FI) - Megadeth, Edguy, Sabaton, Sonata Arctica, Demigod, The Man-Eating Tree, Amoral, Winterwolf, For The Imperium, Final Assault, Vorum, Jess & The Ancient Ones,
Rockwave (GR) - Black Sabbath cancelled, Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Hellfest (FR) - Black Sabbath cancelled, Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Graspop (BE) - Black Sabbath cancelled, Ozzy Osbourne & Friends, I Killed The Prom Queen, As I Lay Dying cancelled
Gods of Metal (IT) - Black Sabbath cancelled, Ozzy Osbourne & Friends
Download (UK) - As I Lay Dying cancelled

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Festival Updates 16/2

Sweden Rock - Reenact
Ragnarök (DE) - Impiety, Velnias
Costa de Fuego (ES) - Guns N' Roses, Marilyn Manson
Summer Breeze (DE) - Evergreen Terrace cancelled, Terror
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Cyanide Serenity cancelled, Gorod, Putrid Pile, Hate, Blasphemer, Modus Delicti cancelled, Kenos, Dyscarnate, Sephirah, Begging For Incest, Denial Fiend cancelled
Download (UK) - Killswitch Engage, Nightwish, NOFX, Black Veil Brides, Shinedown

Lastest Reviews Update 16/2

Sear Bliss - Eternal Recurrence by James Donovan
Therapy? - A Brief Crack of Light by James Donovan
Suicidal Angels - Bloodbath by Andy Lye
Obsidian Butterfly - Obsidian Butterfly by James Donovan
Devilish Distance - Deathtruction by Jackson May
Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression by James Donovan
The Mariana Hollow - Velvet Black Sky by James Donovan
Stubb - Stubb by Andy Lye
Liberteer - Better To Die On Your Feet... by Jackson May
Aborted - Global Flatline by Jackson May
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned by Andy Lye
Azaghal - Nemesis by Jackson May
Ektomorf - The Acoustic by Andy Lye

Coming soon: Edguy live, Corrosion of Conformity, Pilgrim, Christian Mistress, Rage, UFO, Woods of Ypres, Lyriel, Help! For Japan, Autumn live, Vengeance, Xandria, Lost World Order, Temple of Your Soul, Rich Robinson live, and more...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Festival Updates 15/2

Sweden Rock - Orange Goblin, Steel Panther
Sonisphere Switzerland - Metallica, Slayer, Motörhead, Mastodon, Gojira, Eluveitie
Metaltown (SE) - Gojira, Kobra And The Lotus, Skitarg
RockHarz (DE) - Deathstars, Deadlock
Alcatraz (BE) - Immortal, Iced Earth, Testament, Hell
Bloodstock (UK) - Testament
Party.San (DE) - Naglfar, Dead Congregation

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chthonic interview


Read our new interview with Chthonic front-man Freddy Lim here, in which he discusses movies, politics, history, and their influences on the band's music.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Festival Updates 10/2

Sweden Rock - Sabaton, The Darkness
Gods of Metal (IT) - Slash, Amon Amarth, Adrenaline Mob, Children of Bodom, Cancer Bats
SWR Metalfest (PT) - Hypocrisy, Angel Witch
Bang Your Head!!! (DE) - Pain, Breaker

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Festival Updates 8/2

Summer Breeze (DE) - Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Vallenfyre
Sofia Rocks (BG) - Iggy & The Stooges, Ugly Kid Joe
Wacken (DE) - Massacre
RockHarz (DE) - Paradise Lost
Sweden Rock - Fear Factory
Jalometalli (FI) - Iced Earth, Heathen, Crimson Glory

Friday, February 03, 2012

Latest Reviews Update 3/2

And so the final batch of 2011 reviews are up.

Draconian - A Rose For The Apocalypse by James Donovan
Graveworm - Fragments of Death by James Donovan
Slartibartfass - Schwarz Verhüllt by James Donovan
Tombs - Path of Totality by Chris Poling
Popa Chubby - Back To New York City by Andy Lye
Intense - The Shape of Rage by Andy Lye
Evergrey - A Decade And A Half by Andy Lye
Ancient VVisdom - A Godlike Inferno by Andy Lye

And the first 2012 ones.

Lvcifyre - The Calling Depths by Jackson May
Abigail Williams - Becoming by Jackson May
Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline by James Donovan
Battle Beast - Steel by James Donovan
Stahlmann - Quecksilber by Andy Lye
A Pale Horse Named Death - LIVE: Borderline, London 2011 by Andy Lye

Live Reviews Update 3/2

Chthonic - Sub89, Reading 2011 by James Donovan
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Islington Academy, London 2011 #2 by Andy Lye
Byfrost - The Underworld, London 2011 by Andy Lye
Lacuna Coil - ULU, London 2011 by James Donovan
Iced Earth - Islington Academy, London 2011 by James Donovan
Iced Earth - Academy 2, Birmingham 2011 by Andy Lye
Symphony X - Islington Academy, London 2011 by Andy Lye
Amorphis - Islington Academy, London 2011 by James Donovan
Arch Enemy - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 2011 by Andy Lye
Napalm Death - The Underworld, London 2011 by James Donovan
Clutch - The Rock, Copenhagen 2011 by Andy Lye
Molly Hatchet - Islington Academy, London 2011 by Andy Lye
Pentagram - The Garage, London 2011 by Andy Lye

Festival Updates 3/2

Graspop (BE) - Guns N' Roses, Machine Head, Sebastian Bach, Gotthard, Cannibal Corpse, Black Veil Brides, Adrenaline Mob, The Treatment
Metalfest Germany East - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Graveworm, Krypteria, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Turbowolf, Huntress, Akrea, Emergency Gate, Gurd, Lonewolf, Plenty of Nails, Elderich, Nailed To Obscurity, Infesting Swarm, Kain, Longed For Fusion, Slow Kill System, The Atmosfear, Mindreaper, Surface, Strydegor, Rising Storm, Skipdown, Clitcommander, Aletrun, Obscura Religio, Northern Eternity, Next Damage
Metalfest Germany West - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Krypteria, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Turbowolf, Huntress, Akrea, Emergency Gate, Gurd, Lonewolf, Asenblut, Kain, Horrizon, Burial Vault, Darkest Horizon, Impactor, Rotovathor, Frigoris, Asator, Crystallion, Throbbing Pain, Spielbann, State of The Art, Threnodia, Dying Source
Metalfest Austria - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Graveworm, Kontrust, Krypteria, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Turbowolf, Huntress, Akrea, Emergency Gate, Gurd, Lonewolf, Against Our Burial, Dark Reflexions, Ecliptica, Tulsadoom, Sensylis, Scarecrow NWA, U.G.F., Kill Roboto Kill, Tuxedo, Dragony, Waldwind, Mortal Infinity, Diabolos Dust, Doulbair, Heaven Grey
Metalfest Croatia - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Graveworm, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Huntress, Emergency Gate
Metalfest Switzerland - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Huntress, Gurd
Metalfest Poland - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Graveworm, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Huntress
Metalfest Italy - Brainstorm, Steelwing, Fueled By Fire, Nexus Inferis, Huntress
Metalfest Czech Republic - Huntress
Bloodstock - Iced Earth, Sepultura
Wacken - Megaherz, Manimals, We Butter The Bread With Butter