Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Best of 2015 year-end lists

After much careful consideration each of the Jukebox:Metal staff have drawn up their top 10 albums of the year. Check out the full lists here, with top picks being awarded to Tremonti, With The Dead, Iron Maiden, One Machine, Rush, and Caspian.

December 2015 reviews update

Fozzy - LIVE: Islington Academy, London by Andy Lye
Apocalyptica - LIVE: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London by Andy Lye
Danzig - Skeletons by Andy Lye
Ufomammut - Ecate by Chris Poling
Avatarium - LIVE: The Underworld, London by Andy Lye
Leslie West - Soundcheck by Andy Lye
Vinnie Moore - Aerial Visions by James Abel
Skindred - Volume by Ellis Davis
Jared James Nichols - Highwayman by James Abel
Ghost - Meliora by Andy Lye
Dan Patlansky - LIVE: Borderline, London by Andy Lye
The Dead Daisies - LIVE: The Garage, London by Andy Lye

Festival Updates 31/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Freak Valley (DE)
Confirmed: Graveyard
Full details

Metal Assault (DE)
Confirmed: Blizzen, Evil Invaders, Angel Sword
Full details

Metalfest Czech Republic
Confirmed: Almanac
Full details

Trondheim Metalfest (NO)
Confirmed: Pagan's Mind, Finntroll, Aborted, Wolfheart
Full details

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Festival Updates 29/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Download (UK)
Cancelled: Motörhead
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Motörhead
Cancelled: Motörhead
Full details

Wacken (DE)
Confirmed: Whitesnake, Motörhead, Twisted Sister
Cancelled: Motörhead
Full details

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Festival Updates 23/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Bang Your Head!!! (DE)
Confirmed: Battle Beast
Full details

Inferno (NO)
Confirmed: Månegarm
Full details

Leyendas del Rock (ES)
Confirmed: Lords of Black
Full details

Rock Fest Barcelona (ES)
Confirmed: Twisted Sister, Battle Beast
Full details

Sabaton Open-Air (SE)
Confirmed: D-A-D
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: In The Woods, Versengold
Full details

Tuska Open-Air (FI)
Confirmed: Avantasia
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Lamb of God, Symphony X, Monuments, Panzerballett
Full details

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tour Updates 22/12

Anthrax
New dates: Graspop Metal Meeting (BE), Allmend Rockt Festival (CH)
Full itinerary

Apocalyptica
New dates: Woodstock Festival (PL), Graspop Metal Meeting (BE), Allmend Rockt Festival (CH)
Full itinerary

Children of Bodom
New dates: Nashville (US), Austin (US), Memphis (US), Jacksonville (US), Tampa (US), St. Louis (US), Corpus Christi (US), Birmingham (US), Lawrence (US)
Full itinerary

Dirkschneider
New dates: London (UK), Manchester (UK), Tallinn (ET), Newcastle (UK), Tilburg (NL), Sheffield (UK), Norwich (UK), Buckley (UK), Heidelberg (DE)
Full itinerary

Exodus
New dates: Mexico City (MX), Karlsruhe (DE), Cham (DE), Slegen (DE), Osnabrück (DE)
Full itinerary

Joanne Shaw Taylor
New dates: London (UK), Manchester (UK), Glasgow (UK), Newcastle (UK), Bristol (UK), Leamington Spa (UK)
Full itinerary

King Diamond
New dates: CopenHell Festival (DK)
Full itinerary

KISS
New dates: Moonstone Music Festival (US)
Full itinerary

Slayer
New dates: Graspop Metal Meeting (BE), Sweden Rock Festival, With Full Force Festival (DE), Allmend Rockt Festival (CH)
Full itinerary

Testament
New dates: Summer Breeze Open-Air Festival (DE)
Full itinerary

Rob Zombie
New dates: Northern Invasion Festival (US)
Full itinerary

Festival updates 22/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Allmend Rockt (CH)
Confirmed: Anthrax, Gojira, Apocalyptica, Ghost, Slayer, Tremonti, The Raven Age, Wild Lies
Full details

Blastfest (NO)
Confirmed: Evig Natt, Sahg, El Caco, In Vain, Vredehammer, Oslo Faenskap
Cancelled: Tristania
Full details

Desertfest (UK)
Confirmed: Pelican, Oranssi Pazuzu, Bast, Blood Ceremony, Stoned Jesus, Lionise, Ohhms, Sunder, Monmouth, Black Pussy, Asteroid, Poseidon
Full details

Durbuy Rock (BE)
Confirmed: Komah, Mondo Drag
Full details

Inferno (NO)
Confirmed: Mysticum
Full details

Neuborn Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Mantar
Full details

Roadburn (NL)
Confirmed: Peter Pan Speedrock, Mondo Drag, Bliksem, Blind Idiot God
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Fear Factory, Pain, Letzte Instanz, Toxpack, The Other, Wolfheart, Nasty
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Blue Oyster Cult, Metal Church, Clutch, Kampfar, Devildriver, Year of The Goat, The Vintage Caravan, Deez Nuts, Insidious Disease, The Beards, Serum 114, Nasty, Watch Out Stampede
Full details

With Full Force (DE)
Confirmed: Slayer
Full details

Friday, December 18, 2015

Festival Updates 18/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
Confirmed: Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Nightwish, Anthrax, Shinedown, Apocalyptica, Tremonti, Moonsorrow, Saxon, Gojira, Raven, Atreyu, Windhand, Heaven Shall Burn, The Amity Affliction, Devil You Know, Turnstile, The Raven Age, Skillet, The Wild Lies, Amaranthe, In The Woods
Full details

Metaltown (SE)
Confirmed: Heaven Shall Burn, Tribulation, Nightrage, Trailer Park Sex, We Dream Alone
Full details

Party.San (DE)
Confirmed: Whiplash, Isvind
Full details

Resurrection (ES)
Confirmed: Bring Me The Horizon, Attila, Thirteen Bled Promises
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Satyricon, Thundermother, Beyond The Black, Skálmöld
Full details

Sweden Rock
Confirmed: Slayer, Shinedown, Halestorm, The Hooters, Soilwork, King Kobra, Grand Slam, Therapy?, Mike Tramp, Eric Sardinas, The Struts
Full details

Tons of Rock (NO)
Confirmed: Ghost, Rival Sons, Tremonti
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Vader, Ektomorf, Immolation, Tuxedo, Sub Dub Micromachine, Sector, Eat The Turnbuckle
Full details

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Festival Updates 16/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Freak Valley (DE)
Confirmed: Spidergawd
Full details

Hamburg Metal Dayz (DE)
Confirmed: Equilibrium, D-A-D, Primordial, Gloryhammer, Orden Ogan
Full details

Headbangers Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Holy Moses
Full details

Ramblin' Man Fair (UK)
Confirmed: Black Stone Cherry, Airbourne, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Graveltones, IO Earth, The Fierce & The Dead, Blurred Lines, The White Buffalo, Frost*
Full details

Resurrection (ES)
Confirmed: Dark Tranquillity, Graveyard, Municipal Waste, Nashville Pussy, Angelus Apatrida, In Mute
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Agnostic Front, Grand Magus, Vader, Mantar, Bury Tomorrow
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Gloryhammer, Elvenking, Sebastien
Full details

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Festival Updates 15/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Bang Your Head!!! (DE)
Confirmed: Satan, Nitrogods, Stallion
Full details

Bloodstock (UK)
Confirmed: Fear Factory, Acid Reign, Symphony X
Full details

M3 Rockfest (US)
Confirmed: Vince Neil, Tesla, Tom Keifer, Kix, Night Ranger, Slaughter, Lynch Mob, Britny Fox, Quiet Riot, Y&T, Firehouse, Enuff Z'Nuff, Adler, Steelheart, Faster Pussycat, Gabbie Rae, Heaven's Edge, Every Monther's Nightmare, 86 Bullets, Bad Seed Rising
Full details

Moonstone (US)
Confirmed: KISS, Def Leppard, Kansas, Scott Stapp, Sebastian Bach, Surfer Blood, Flaming Lips, Vintage Trouble, The White Buffalo, Raveneye
Full details

Northern Invasion (US)
Confirmed: Rob Zombie, Disturbed, KoRn, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Ghost, Lamb of God, Sixx:A.M., Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Clutch, Hellyeah, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, and 17 more
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Devildriver, Illdisposed
Full details

SWR Metalfest (PT)
Confirmed: Violator, Monolord, Misthyrming, Dementia 13, Infra
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Tsjuder, King Dude
Full details

Monday, December 14, 2015

Festival Updates 14/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Brutal Assault (CZ)
Confirmed: Immolation, Parkway Drive, Devildriver, Vektor, Angelcorpse, Tribulation, Disavowed, Iron Reagan
Full details

CopenHell (DK)
Confirmed: King Diamond, Blind Guardian, Decapitated, Beartooth
Full details

In Flammen (DE)
Confirmed: Insanity Alert
Full details

Party.San Metal Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Angelcorpse, Rectal Smegma
Full details

Resurrection (ES)
Confirmed: Madball, No Fun At All, The Casualties, Angel Crew, Frank Carter, Rise of The Northstar, True Mountains
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Testament, D-A-D, Rotten Sound, Obscura, Stick To Your Guns
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Triptykon, Benediction, Marduk, Aura Noir, Bliksem, Hämatom, Bembers, Feuerschwanz, Reliquiae, Monstagon
Full details

Friday, December 11, 2015

Festival Updates 11/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Durbuy Rock (BE)
Confirmed: Moonsorrow, Hangman's Chair
Full details

Gods of Metal (IT)
Confirmed: Gamma Ray
Full details

Soundwave (AU)
Confirmed: Walls of Jericho, Reliant K, Darkc3ll
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Moonsorrow, Psychopunch
Full details

Väsby Rock (SE)
Confirmed: Trixter, Powerwolf, FM, Crunge, Fearless
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Loudness, The Other, Bon Scott
Full details

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Festival Updates 10/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

California Deathfest (US)
Confirmed: Black Breath, Exhumed, Mantar, Hooded Menace, Unholy Grave, Splatterhouse, Mitochondrion, Vastum, Verbal Abuse
Full details

Durbuy Rock (BE)
Confirmed: Pentagram
Full details

Freak Valley (DE)
Confirmed: White Hills
Full details

Gods of Metal (IT)
Confirmed: Sixx:A.M.
Full details

Kaltenbach Open-Air (AT)
Confirmed: Jungle Rot
Full details

Metal Assault (DE)
Confirmed: Grim Reaper
Full details

Ramblin' Man Fair (UK)
Confirmed: Whitesnake, Uriah Heep, Walter Trout, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, Procol Harum, Hawkwind, Hayseed Dixie, King King, Lifesigns
Full details

Resurrection (ES)
Confirmed: Iron Maiden
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Nile, Soilwork, Heart of A Coward, Lost Society
Full details

Wacken (DE)
Confirmed: Snowy Shaw, Therapy?, The Haunted, Fateful Finality, Jesus Chrüsler Supercar
Full details

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Tour Updates 9/12

Anthrax
New dates: Carolina Rebellion Festival (US)
Full itinerary

Avantasia
New dates: São Paulo (BR), RockHarz Festival (DE)
Full itinerary

Children of Bodom
New dates: New York (US), Chicago (US), Houston (US), Dallas (US), Calgary (CA), Philadelphia (US), Los Angeles (US), San Francisco (US), Phoenix (US), Denver (US), Salt Lake City (US), Las Vegas (US), Edmonton (CA), Boston (US), Quebec City (CA), Honolulu (US), Niagara Falls (US), Bangor (US), Moose Jaw (CA), Dawson Creek (CA), Penticton (CA), Bethlehem (US)
Full itinerary

Iron Maiden
New dates: Rock Fest Barcelona (ES), Madrid (ES), Resurrection Festival (ES), Lisbon (PT)
Full itinerary

Megadeth
New dates: Carolina Rebellion Festival (US), New York (US), Chicago (US), Houston (US), Dallas (US), Calgary (CA), Philadelphia (US), Los Angeles (US), San Francisco (US), Phoenix (US), Denver (US), Salt Lake City (US), Las Vegas (US), Edmonton (CA), Boston (US), Quebec City (CA), Honolulu (US), Niagara Falls (US), Bangor (US), Moose Jaw (CA), Dawson Creek (CA), Penticton (CA), Bethlehem (US)
Full itinerary

Queensrÿche
New dates: Charlotte (US), Sioux Falls (US), Pompano Beach (US)
Full itinerary

Rob Zombie
New dates: Carolina Rebellion Festival (US)
Full itinerary

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Festival Updates 8/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Carolina Rebellion (US)
Confirmed: Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Disturbed, Collective Soul, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Ghost, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Sixx:A.M., 3 Doors Down, Between The Buried And Me, Black Stone Cherry, Hellyeah, Parkway Drive, Clutch, Sevendust, and 34 more
Full details

Download (UK)
Confirmed: Saxon, Killswitch Engage, Down, Tremonti, Ghost, Gojira, Shinedown, Rival Sons, Skindred, Breaking Benjamin, Delain, Skillet, Havok, Halestorm, Atreyu, Billy Talent, Tesseract, Frank Carter, and 15 more
Full details

Fort Rock (US)
Confirmed: Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Megadeth, Lamb of God, A Day To Remember, Anthrax, Sevendust, Ghost, Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil, Pennywise, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Red Sun Rising, Saint Asonia, Issues, Avatar, The Glorious Suns
Full details

Leyendas del Rock (ES)
Confirmed: Fear Factory, Whiplash
Full details

MetalDays (SL)
Confirmed: Devildriver, Sacred Reich, Secrets of The Moon, Napalm Death, Arkona, Rossomahaar
Full details

RockHarz (DE)
Confirmed: Avantasia
Full details

Stone Free (UK)
Confirmed: The Darkness
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Eisbrecher, Terror, Arkona, Unleashed, Coppelius
Full details

Wacken (DE)
Confirmed: Saxon, Girlschool, Equilibrium, Negative Approach, John Coffey, Dritte Wahl, Stick To Your Guns, The Goddamn Gallows, Torfrock, 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll
Full details

Welcome To Rockville (US)
Confirmed: Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, ZZ Top, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Hellyeah, Sixx:A.M., Megadeth, Lamb of God, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Clutch, Bullet For My Valentine, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Pop Evil, Collective Soul, Pennywise, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Filter, Candlebox, and 22 more
Full details

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Festival Updates 5/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Bloodstock Open-Air (UK)
Confirmed: Slayer
Full details

Durbuy Rock (BE)
Confirmed: Korpiklaani, Ithilien
Full details

FortaRock (NL)
Confirmed: Obituary
Full details

In Flammen (DE)
Confirmed: Malignant Tumour
Full details

Masters of Rock (CZ)
Confirmed: Uriah Heep
Full details

Roadburn (NL)
Confirmed: Converge
Cancelled: Midnight
Full details

Rock Hard (DE)
Confirmed: Sodom, Kadavar, Riot V, Accuser, Black Trip
Full details

RockHarz (DE)
Confirmed: Tankard, Illdisposed, Hackneyed, Axxis
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Lord of The Lost, Dying Fetus, Blues Pills, Iron Reagan, Deez Nuts, Omnium Gatherum
Full details

Tons of Rock (NO)
Confirmed: Megadeth, Pain, Nekromantheon, Eurotrash
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Tarja, The Black Dahlia Murder, Red Fang, 1349, Myrkur, Serious Black
Full details

With Full Force (DE)
Confirmed: Grave, Turnstile, Fallujah, Buster Shuffle
Full details

Tour Updates 5/12

Anthrax
New dates: Rockavaria Festival (DE)
Full itinerary

Iron Maiden
New dates: Milan (IT), Sonisphere Festival (IT), Trieste (IT)
Full itinerary

King Diamond
New dates: London (UK)
Full itinerary

Maiden United
New dates: London (UK)
Full itinerary

Megadeth
New dates: Tons of Rock Festival (NO)
Full itinerary

Rob Zombie
New dates: Rock On The Range Festival (US)
Full itinerary

Testament
New dates: Wacken Open-Air Festival (DE)
Full itinerary

Threshold
New dates: Bang Your Head!!! Festival (DE)
Full itinerary

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Festival Updates 1/12

The following line-up changes have been made to festivals in 2016:

Alcatraz Metal (BE)
Confirmed: Within Temptation, Airbourne, Ministry, Children of Bodom, Devildriver, Lita Ford, Metal Church, Flotsam And Jetsam, Korpiklaani
Full details

Bang Your Head!!! (DE)
Confirmed: Threshold, Leatherwolf, Night Demon
Full details

Bloodstock Open-Air (UK)
Confirmed: Slayer
Full details

In Flammen (DE)
Confirmed: Deströyer 666
Full details

Leyendas del Rock (ES)
Confirmed: Symphony X, Mayhem
Full details

Rock On The Range (US)
Confirmed: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, At The Drive In, Lamb of God, Sixx:A.M., Pennywise, Hellyeah, Ghost, Wolfmother, Steel Panther, and 40 more
Full details

Sonisphere Italy
Confirmed: Iron Maiden
Full details

Summer Breeze (DE)
Confirmed: Parkway Drive
Full details

Wacken Open-Air (DE)
Confirmed: Testament, Cripper, Drone
Full details

With Full Force (DE)
Confirmed: The Amity Affliction
Full details