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Say goodbye to festival season 2011 @ Rock im Loch 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011

We´ve been busy at a lot of festivals during the last weeks… Wacken, Party.San, Summer Breeze – reviews will be online asap…

So the last event of the festival season will be Rock im Loch with a fantastic lineup… so see you there to celebrate on saturday… tickets cost only 16 €!!!

Official homepage: http://www.rock-im-loch.de/

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Wacken 2011 – Cradle of filth out – Triptykon in

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Bad news today. Due to injuries sustained by Dani Filth at the Selestat festival in France, Cradle Of Filth sadly announce their cancellation of this year´s W:O:A appearance. The band apologise and want to let all their fans know, who were looking forward to their show, that they tried all they can to make this happen though and that they are very disappointed not being able to make it. The only blessing in disguise is that Dani and his band will try to make up for it next year and therefore we are happy to announce that CRADLE OF FILTH are the first confirmed band for W:O:A 2012.
Get well soon Dani from all at W:O:A

As there is an open slot for the Black Stage on Friday, we did all to find a great replacement. And we did! No one less than legendary Tom Gabriel Warrior’s (mastermind of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer) new and highly acclaimed group Triptykon will replace Cradle Of Filth on Friday 11:15pm at the Black Stage. You can look forward to a show full of dark, doom, heavy and atmospheric moments. Welcome to the W:O:A 2011.

For more information check out the official site:
http://www.wacken.com

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Wacken Newsletter 25/2011

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Just 4 weeks to go – here are the latest Wacken news:

TICKET HUNTERS, here’s your chance:
Relentless Energy Drink offers 5 x 2 festival tickets with stay at the Relentless Village! Wacken sold out? No need to hang your metal heads! Relentless Energy Drink will raffle 5 x 2 festival tickets via the next newsletter. Tickets will include accommodation at the Relentless camping site, close to the festival ground. Means: Sleeping in RELENTLESS double tents and further extras to energize your festival experience. Watch out for details in the next Wacken newsletter!
www.relentlessenergy.com

Winners of W:O:A Metal Chorus will perform live with Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger at W:O:A
Last week the W:O:A Metal Chorus, a contest for all the creative Metalheads, started! At the W:O:A Metal Chorus you can record an own performance of this year’s Wacken hymn „Wacken Will Never Die“ and upload the video on Wackentube. Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger) became aware of our campaign and asks the 5 winners to perform the Wacken hymn together with himself and Skyline live at W:O:A!!! Consequently the winners of the W:O:A Metal Chorus will not perform at the Metal karaoke as planned, but they will sing the refrain of the Wacken hymn together with Chris Boltendahl during the opening show on Thursday on the Black Stage! An independent jury will judge the 5 fanciest, funniest and most creative videos of the participants. You can still engage in the W:O:A Metal Chorus until the 15th of July 2011. Important: One condition for participation is the ownership of a valid festival ticket!
For more information and the conditions of participating have a look at www.wackentube.com!

Playing times are online / plans have been updated
From today on the playing times are online. You can find the online running order here. Our Running Order Tool is also available. With the tool you can select your favourite bands and create your individual running order. Important!!! Subject to change. The plans are updated, too.

Wacken Mail and Parcel Office
On the 1st of july we will start our new project regarding luggage shipping from and to the WackenOpen Air!
1. Luggage shipping TO Wacken W:O:A: Simplify your trip to Wacken W:O:A 2011 by sending your luggage directly to the WOA festival area in advance. You can pick up your luggage at the Wacken Mail and Parcel Office (WACKEN PLAZA) from 2 August 2011. You can find further information regarding the handling as well as prices at the following website www.wackenpostoffice.com. Here you start the assignment and pay for the shipping. You need to assign for the luggage service prior to 26 July 2011 (due to organisational requirements). The luggage will have to be picked up by UPS prior to 29 July 2011. Be advised! The luggage shipping service is a pilot project this year. The service will only be offered from the following countries: Germany, BeNeLux, Denmark, Austria, France and Sweden. The number of luggage for the service is limited to 250 pieces. So, the earlier you book, the higher is the probability that you can use this service.

2. Parcel and packaging service (including luggage service): We offer parcel shipping and packaging service at the festival area (WACKEN PLAZA) . We provide worldwide and secured parcel service via UPS so that you can send for example your merchandising products and gifts home directly. If you do not want to carry your luggage back home after the W:O:A, we also provide a luggage shipping from the festival area back to your home. We will take care of professionally wrapping and packing your belongings to ensure a secure shipping.

3. Mail and stamps: You can mail your postcards from the „Full Metal Bag“ directly from Wacken Mail and Parcel Office. Of course, we also provide you with the stamps you need for national and international mailing.

W:O:A Drummer 2011
Not only vocalists got their own competition but also all the drum possessed maniacs amongst you! Show us that you’ve got it, by thumping on everything that gets in your way (except of drum sets!). Be creative, be eccentric, become W:O:A Drummer 2011.
The ten hardest, fastest and funniest Drummers will get the one chance of winning a W:O:A Cajon and a live gig with the Smack Ballz at the W:O:A 2011. You can upload your video until the 20th of July 2011 at Wackentube.
For further information have a look here: http://wackentube.com/WOADrummer

New confirmed bands:
GIRLSCHOOL
POWERSTROKE
SACRAMENTAL
VOLTAX

Jägermeister Hochsitz at W:O:A 2011
Ready for lift-off:The third year in a row Jägermeister Hochsitz is ready for the festival summer 2011. Jägermeister Hocksitz is the on-air-bar with an exclusive view of the top acts on W:O:A Festival! How to get one seat in it you´ll get informed locally.

For more information check out the official site:
http://www.wacken.com

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With full force – Running order online

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011



And here it is!

Check out the official site for more information:
http://www.withfullforce.de

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Wacken Newsletter 24/2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

And here are the news:
W:O:A Running Order 2011
From today on the preliminary running order of the 4 main stages is online! As always we tdid our best to create the most exciting billing possible. Times, as well as the running order tool and the missing sections like Wackinger Stage, Beergarden Stage and Bullhead City Tent will be added soon. Here you´ll find the running Order! Important – The running order isn’t definitive – changes are reserved.

W:O:A Metal Chorus
Didn´t you ever dream of standing on one of the stages of the Wacken Open Air and give the metal audience proof of your vocalist skills? So this is the right place for you… Wacken Open Air invites you to the Metal Chorus!

What´s it all about? We will give you the opportunity to sing the new Wacken hymn “Wacken Will Never Die” live on this year´s W:O:A. This will happen within the scope of the Metal Karaoke at the W.E.T. Stage.

What do I have to do? Today we have uploaded the instrumental version mp3 of the new Wacken Hymn and also its lyrics.
On the 14th of June 2011 we will start our competition on www.wackentube.com. There you can upload your video with your very own superb interpretation of “Wacken Will Never Die”. The videos will be appreciated by an independent jury. The persons which will upload the most fancy, creative and funny performance will amongst other lucky winners become a part of the W:O:A Metal Chorus!So show us what you got! Create an account on wackentube.com and upload your video. The instrumental version of “Wacken Will Never Die” as an mp3 version can be downloaded at W:O:A Homepage from now on. The lyrics can also be found there.

W:O:A Metal Masters 2011 winner is Pneuma from Costa Rica!
After 3 months the 2nd W:O:A Metal Masters ended yesterday and we got a new winner which will play live on Wacken 2011!
After a neck-and-neck race with “GOD THE HORDE” the central american band “Pneuma” won the fan voted competition.

Full:Metal:Bag 2011
Also this year we offer the FULL METAL BAG to pick up for free after exchanging the festival ticket against the wristband.

Detailed info can be found HERE

For more information check out the official site:
http://www.wacken.com

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Summer Breeze Newsletter No. 11

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011


1.: Last tickets!
In less than ten weeks the time will have come. SUMMER BREEZE 2011 is drawing nearer with giant steps and will soon be sold out, just like the last three years! The first few ticket outlets are already announcing they are SOLD OUT! In the Silverdust Shop, too, the numbers of tickets are already down to a few hundred. In a few days they should be gone as well. So don’t hesitate and secure your ticket for the party of the year, either on www.silverdust-shop.de or one of the many associated ticket outlets!

On http://www.summer-breeze.de/site.php?name=Tickets you can always check which associated ticket outlets still have tickets available for SUMMER BREEZE 2011. Only those who have access to Easy Tickets stocks may have some more available. But also in this case you have to be quick before the SOLD OUT sign is finally on the door.

2.: Two more bands confirmed – Grand Magus and Burden of grief
We are stoked to announce the last two additions to the SUMMER BREEZE 2011 bill:
When it comes to pure, unadulterated steel, GRAND MAGUS delivered the album of the year 2010 with their masterpiece ‘Hammer Of The North’. While the Swedes’ first albums were in a more laid-back doom style, the band led by the unique vocalist JB have been rocking in a more traditional fashion since their 2008 breakthrough album ‘Iron Will’ , so their music should appeal to more than just Sabbath/Candlemass disciples. Even fans of Judas Priest attest to the fact that GRAND MAGUS are the next big thing, especially at SUMMER BREEZE 2011!

If there was ever a list of the most underrated bands, BURDEN OF GRIEF would certainly be at the top. 11 years after their awesome debut album ‘Haunting Requiems’ it is still an enigma why they weren’t able to make it during theabsolute heyday of Gothenburg melodic death metal (and after). Because, unlike the main acts such as In Flames and company, these likeable fellows from Northern Germany always stayed true to themselves and hardly ever opened their sound to alien experiments. Fittingly, the proof is last year’s killer album ‘Follow The Flames’. Welcome to a gripping introduction to the essence of German melodic death metal.

3.: Finalists of the NEW BLOOD AWARD 2011 announced!
You have cast your vote! The finalists of the NEW BLOOD AWARD 2011 have been determined! This year six bands will once again compete for the underground crown. The following newcomers received the most votes in our online voting:
FAREWELL TO ARMS ARCTURON KILT SHEAR STEVE FROM ENGLAND DAVIDIAN

These bands will open the metallic proceedings at SUMMER BREEZE 2011 in the Party Tent on Wednesday August 17th, 2011 from 15:00 in front of you and an expert jury, competing for the NEW BLOOD AWARD trophy – which is up for grabs for the second time this year – and the opening slot on the following day on one of the main stages. Thank you very much – also on behalf of the bands involved – for your active participation in the voting process! The winners of the 5 x 2 three-day-tickets will be notified shortly!

4.: Billing complete
Mathematicians and attentive SUMMER BREEZE festivalgoers may have already deduced it from points 2 and 3 of this newsletter: With the addition of the bands mentioned above, the final billing for SUMMER BREEZE is now complete.

The following acts will be in Dinkelsbühl to celebrate the metal party of the year with you from 17.08. – 20.08.:
IN EXTREMO – HAMMERFALL – HATEBREED – BOLT THROWER – TARJA – ARCH ENEMY – AMORPHIS – AS I LAY DYING – J.B.O. – SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – KATAKLYSM – SODOM – CALIBAN – CORVUS CORAX – SALTATIO MORTIS – MARDUK – SONIC SYNDICATE – IGNITE – PRIMORDIAL – FARMER BOYS – HAIL OF BULLETS – TURISAS – ENSLAVED – COMEBACK KID – THE HAUNTED – MOONSORROW – VADER – DESTRUCTION – EINHERJER – SMOKE BLOW – NEAERA – POWERWOLF – GRAND MAGUS – TÝR – GOD DETHRONED – ATHEIST – EMIL BULLS – WITCHERY – MELECHESH – DECAPITATED – MAD SIN – DEADLOCK – HACKNEYED – KVELERTAK – SKELETONWITCH – DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL – SCAR SYMMETRY – EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS – VOMITORY – KALMAH – DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR – GRAVEYARD – SEVENTH VOID – OBSCURA – SECRETS OF THE MOON – ROTTING CHRIST – BLITZKID – VREID – THE OCEAN – HELRUNAR – KAMPFAR – ENGEL – WOLF – POSTMORTEM – SWASHBUCKLE – A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH – THE SORROW – ABORTED – REVAMP – SYLOSIS – FACEBREAKER – DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT – TOTAL CHAOS – BENIGHTED – YOUR DEMISE – DEMONICAL – ADEPT – NERVECELL – TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED – MOTORJESUS – IMPERIUM DEKADENZ – 9MM ASSI ROCK’N’ROLL – CRIMINAL – INTERMENT – BURDEN OF GRIEF – REV 16:8 – CRIPPER – DEZPERADOZ – AC/DX – WEISSGLUT – VOLKSMETAL – RANZ BÖLLNER AND THE HEAVY METAL WARRIORS – GUNS OF MOROPOLIS – VOGELFREY – FAREWELL TO ARMS – ARCTURON – KILT – SHEAR – STEVE FROM ENGLAND – DAVIDIAN

Check out the whole newsletter here

For more information check out the official site:
http://www.summer-breeze.de

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2 more bands for Hurricane (Southside)

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

The festival is about to start friday – and two more bands are confirmed right now: Tusq and Peter and the pirates

Here´s the complete lineup:
Foo Fighters * Incubus * Arcade Fire * The Chemical Brothers * Portishead * Arctic Monkeys * Kaiser Chiefs * My Chemical Romance * Clueso * The Hives * Suede * Kasabian * The Subways * Gogol Bordello * Flogging Molly * Elbow * The Wombats * Jimmy Eat World * Sublime With Rome * Two Door Cinema Club * Boysetsfire * Monster Magnet * The Kills * Lykke Li * Selig * Kashmir * Glasvegas * Band Of Horses * The Sounds * Bright Eyes * Sum 41 * All Time Low * Klaxons * Eels * Kaizers Orchestra * Sick Of It All * Parkway Drive * William Fitzsimmons * Blood Red Shoes * Jupiter Jones * I Blame Coco * Irie Révoltés * Young Rebel Set * I Am Kloot * Friendly Fires * Darwin Deez * Comeback Kid * Converge * The Asteroids Galaxy Tour * Portugal. The Man * Warpaint * The Vaccines * An Horse * British Sea Power * Sick Puppies * Pulled Apart By Horses * Kvelertak * You Me At Six * Brother * Tame Impala * Cloud Control *Miles Kane * Yoav *Everything Everything * Letlive * Wakey Wakey * Evaline

White Stage: Digitalism Live * Crookers * Trentemøller * A-Trak * Hercules And Love Affair * Frittenbude * Crystal Fighters * Chase & Status * Egotronic

Check out the official festival site:
http://www.hurricane.de/

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Area4 – 3rd headliner: Deichkind

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The 3rd headliner of the Area4 festival will be german band Deichkind. In my humble opinion this band really sucks and I think they´re definitely not a worthy headliner (Area4 is not the Nature One festival!!! Area4 is a rock/metal festival!!!).

Check out the reactions at the official Area4 facebook site! I´m not alone with my opinion!!!

Rival Schools and Mini Mansions are also new on the lineup!

Check out the official festival site for more information:
http://www.area4.de

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Hurricane festival starts in about a week…

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

…and friday is the the last chance to get your green camping (access to a special very clean and silent camping area)!!! I don´t know if this is rock´n´roll… ;-) . Regular festival tickets are still available…

Here´s the complete lineup:
Foo Fighters * Incubus * Arcade Fire * The Chemical Brothers * Portishead * Arctic Monkeys * Kaiser Chiefs * My Chemical Romance * Clueso * The Hives * Suede * Kasabian * The Subways * Gogol Bordello * Flogging Molly * Elbow * The Wombats * Jimmy Eat World * Sublime With Rome * Two Door Cinema Club * Boysetsfire * Monster Magnet * The Kills * Lykke Li * Selig * Kashmir * Glasvegas * Band Of Horses * The Sounds * Bright Eyes * Sum 41 * All Time Low * Klaxons * Eels * Kaizers Orchestra * Sick Of It All * Parkway Drive * William Fitzsimmons * Blood Red Shoes * Jupiter Jones * I Blame Coco * Irie Révoltés * Young Rebel Set * I Am Kloot * Friendly Fires * Darwin Deez * Comeback Kid * Converge * The Asteroids Galaxy Tour * Portugal. The Man * Warpaint * The Vaccines * An Horse * British Sea Power * Sick Puppies * Pulled Apart By Horses * Kvelertak * You Me At Six * Brother * Tame Impala * Cloud Control *Miles Kane * Yoav *Everything Everything * Letlive * Wakey Wakey * Evaline

White Stage: Digitalism Live * Crookers * Trentemøller * A-Trak * Hercules And Love Affair * Frittenbude * Crystal Fighters * Chase & Status * Egotronic

Check out the official festival site:
http://www.hurricane.de/

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Eisenwahn 2011 – Running order online

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Eisenwahn 2011

The running order of the Eisenwahn 2011 is now online – check it out here: http://www.eisenwahn.com/content.php?quicklink=runningorder

Official site:
http://www.eisenwahn.com/