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Another special hint: No Wacken ticket …

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

…but you like to rock on the 1st weekend in august?

Check out Krach am Bach – a small and fantastic festival near Hamm/Germany on 2nd and 3rd of august.

Krach am Bach 2013

http://www.krachambach.de

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Special hint: Celtic Rock Open Air 2013

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

A special hint for Celtic Metal fans in germany – visit the 9th edition of the Celtic Rock Open Air at beautiful castle Greifenstein near Gießen.

Running order: 9. Celtic Rock Open Air
12:00 – 12:30 Rotovathor
12:45 – 13:20 Legacy of Vydar
13:35 – 14:10 Widrir
14:25 – 15:00 Fyrnreich
15:25 – 16:10 Haradwaith
16:40 – 17:25 Fimbulvet
17:55 – 18:40 Thrudvangar
19:10 – 19:55 Vogelfrey
20:25 – 21:55 Suidakra
22:45 – 0:15 Eluveitie

CU there on saturday!

Link:
http://www.celticrock.org

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Wacken 2013 Running Order

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013



The running order is out now – you can check it out here:
http://www.wacken.com/de/woa2013/main-bands/running-order-2013/

Link:
http://www.wacken.com

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Anvil new at Wacken lineup!

Saturday, May 25th, 2013



Canadian metal heroes Anvil will play the Wacken in 2013. For more news check out the official Wacken site.

Link:
http://www.wacken.com

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Extremefest signing sessions

Saturday, May 11th, 2013



The schedule for the signing sessions at the Extremefest ia out now:

Thursday, May 23
16.00 – 16.30
BROKEN HOPE
17.30 – 18.00
ENSLAVED
18.30 – 19.00
VOMITORY
19.30 – 20.00
CLITEATER
21.00 – 21.30
MILKING THE
GOATMACHINE

Friday, May 24
16.00 – 16.30
SONNE ADAM
17.00 – 17.30
GRAVE
18.30 – 19.00
DARK FORTRESS
19.15 – 20.45
SEPTIC FLESH
20.00 – 20.30
FLESHGOD
APOCALYPSE
23.30 – ???
TANKARD

Saturday, May 25
16.00 – 16.30
THYRFING
17.00 – 17.30
OBSCURITY
18.00 – 18.30
VADER
19.30 – 20.00
ENTRAILS
20.30 – 21.00
NEGATOR

Link:
http://extremefest.eu/

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Dong Open Air – New trailer

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Our friends from DONG Open Air posted a new trailer:

Also check out the historic DONG videos on their YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Link:
http://www.dongopenair.de/

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2 more for Wacken 2013 and festival ABC 2013

Friday, May 10th, 2013



2 new band announcements: Annihilator and Industrial City who won the Metal-Battle in the Caucasian Republics. As always they have to change the festival ABC a little for the new festival year. Next to the content changes, they also included a comfort function to simplify the usage of the navigation at the voluminous ABC.

Link:
http://www.wacken.com

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13 new Wacken confirmations

Monday, April 22nd, 2013



From the wacken newsletter: New wave of announcements rolls – 13 new acts
Today isn’t Friday the 13th, but we add 13 new names to our billing! Next to several Wacken debutants, we also have some Wacken classic acts prepared. Meshuggah will play at the W:O:A for the very first time. The musicians from Sweden play a style of music which doesn’t fit in known genres. The eight string e-guitars of the band create some kind of sophisticated death/thrash metal with influences from jazz and elements of progressive metal. Some people use the term Innovative Complicated Metal to describe it and this kind of music is successful, no doubt. The band was founded in 1987 and in 2012 they released their seventh album Koloss.
Fozzy– the former cover band Fozzy has released several albums with own songs by now and is a steady part of the metal scene. The Americans with their well known singer Chris Jericho have released their latest album Sin in 2012 and now they are awaiting their first W:O:A performance.
The name Last in Line stands for the former band members from Ronnie James Dio’s own band Dio. All former members (except Dio of-course, which will be represented by Andy Freeman) which played at the “The Last In Line” album are back to play their legendary songs again and to bring them back to live.
Emergency Gate was founded as a power metal band, but nowadays they play music which remains of Swedish death metal. The band from Bavaria just released its 5th studio album this year and now they will play in Wacken too.
Heaven´s Basement is a young hard rock band from England. Founded in 2008, the band got famous for their live shows very quick. Already in their first year, the band played as a supporting act for Bon Jovi and a crowd of 50.000 people – at this time, bandleader Sid Glover was just 18 years old. After two EP’s and hundreds of concerts they have now released their debut album Filthy Empire.
With Impius Mundi we like to announce another medieval rock band for this year. The septet from northern Germany is going to release its second CD this year and their live performances include a great fire show.
From Cleveland, Ohio comes the band Soulless to the W:O:A. The thrashers are just releasing their new CD In Death’s Grip which they will present at their Wacken debut.
Serum 114 is a German punk rock band which generates some serious excitement in the scene since a few years. Forceful and pithy songs and their wildly live shows are the trademarks of the band which released its latest album Deine Stimme/Dein Gesicht in 2012.
Spitfire from Munich plays kick ass rock ´n` roll with elements from heavy rock, metal and rockabilly. The band which was founded in 2011 was touring with Betontod this year and today they release their new album.
Like the traditions wants it, Skyline will again firmly open the Wacken Open Air main stages. The band which is linked to the festival like no other will again play chosen metal songs with some special guests.
Also involved again in 2013 and a firm element of the festival: Mambokurt, Blaas of Glory and the W:O:A Firefighters.

Link:
http://www.wacken.com

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Metalfest – HYPOCRISY & KRISIUN confirmed! ARCH ENEMY had to cancel!

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Metalfest - http://de.metalfest.eu/

Just a few weeks from now the gates to METALFEST LORELEY will open and from June 20 – 22 more than 30 handpicked bands are taking part that belong to the biggest, heaviest and most exciting acts the genre has to offer. Bands like SLAYER, SUBWAY TO SALLY, ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, TESTAMENT, SAXON, DORO, DOWN and many more are going to rock the Rhine Valley!

Now HYPOCRISY & KRISIUN have been confirmed for METALFEST LORELEY 2013. ARCH ENEMY had to cancel their performance due to familial reasons, find the band statement below.

These are the new entrants:
HYPOCRISY
Peter Tägtgren wrote death metal history in 1990: the year he founded HYPOCRISY! Gems like “Penetralia” (1992) or “Abducted” (1996) turned out to be landmark releases in terms of Scandinavian brutality mixed with epic melodies – could anyone ever forget that immortal hymn “Roswell 47”? The Swedish death metal legends are far from being done though: just check out their brand new opus “End of disclosure” (2013)!

KRISIUN
Founded in 1990, Brasilian death metal worshippers KRISIUN made sure pretty fast the whole extreme metal world would never forget their name. The power trio killed everything with its debut “Black force domain” in 1995, and their sheer old school force and brutal approach hasn`t faded a bit to this very day. Recently KRISIUN unleashed the demo and rarities collection “Arise from blackness”.

Statement ARCH ENEMY:
“It is with great disappointment that we have to cancel our shows at European festivals this summer. The reason for this being private family matters that demand our full attention, making it difficult to fulfill our commitments in that time frame. We are currently looking into the possibility of rescheduling these festival slots for next year. We would like to thank the festival promoters, and of course the fans for their understanding and continued support. We will use this downtime to finish up the work on our upcoming DVD/Blu-ray and continue with the songwriting process of the next Arch Enemy album. We look forward to seeing you all in 2014! Metal on!”

METALFEST LORELEY 2013
Presented by Piranha, Musix, Noizeletter, Radio Bob, Coolibri, Laut.de, Rock Hard France, Rock Tribune, Lords Of Metal & BLAST!
June 20th – 22nd 2013 – St. Goarshausen
SLAYER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
ACCEPT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
TESTAMENT
SAXON
DORO
DOWN
PARADISE LOST
SOULFLY
JBO
ICED EARTH
WINTERSUN

HYPOCRISY
SIX FEET UNDER
KVELERTAK
EQUILIBRIUM
TURISAS
VARG
THRESHOLD
WITCHCRAFT
SUICIDAL ANGELS
DELAIN
FEUERSCHWANZ
MAJESTY

KRISIUN
KISSIN DYNAMITE
GRAILKNIGHTS
KADAVAR

Get your tickets now! The three-day festival pass (including camping) is only 79 €, and for 89 € you can call the fan pack including the festival pass, a festival shirt and a NoiseArt CD of your choice your own!!! Check out: www.hardticket.eu

From now on METALFEST tickets are also available as e-tickets at hardticket.eu. Save shipping costs and simply print out your ticket at home!

Check out the official festival site for more information:
http://de.metalfest.eu/

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Dong 2013: Born From Pain, Skyclad and more!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

More DONG Open Air news:
We told you, there’s more!
We are happy to have a European metalcore band, who knows exactly what they’re doing, on our billing for 2013. Born from Pain from the Netherlands are bringing their sixth album to the Dong hill, ready to cause some pogo induced bruises. And while we’re already in the pit, we would like to announce another top notch band: Skyclad, the Originators of Folk Metal, return right in time for their 10-year anniversary of their Dong debut!
The Berlin-based glamrock royals of the Kamikaze Kings and the thrashers of Godslave from Saarbrücken have also confirmed their intentions to rock the stage. As did Spectral from the Eifel region, carrying a healthy mixture of black, death and viking metal up the hill.
Enjoy the audio samples on our website,
Your Dong Team

Link:
http://www.dongopenair.de/