Festival Announcements

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Toronto Round Five Winners; Line Up For Toronto Semi-Finals Comp

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce Shotgun Cure and The Blackcloud Syndicate winners of Toronto’s fifth and last qualifying round that took place on Friday, April 4th at The Rivoli. Both bands will move on to compete at one of two city semi finals on April 26 @ Hard …

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METAL4SPLASH announce three new bands

The billing of the METAL4SPLASH OPEN AIR is still growing. During the past days the organizers have announced three more bands for July 2014: HATESPHERE: After MALRUN last year a harder band from Denmark will visit the Weichelsee. HATESPHERE will have their new record “Murderlust” packed, but don’t panic you …

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BROFEST # 3 announce the first bands for next year’s fest – with some very special reunion shows!

METAL IS COMING HOME PART 3!!! Are you still listening to your NWOBHM singles, EPs ,demotapes and LPs,you will be sorry to miss out on these bands, that have announced rare reunion shows!! And more bands to be announced soon!! This year you already missed stunning live shows of Warrior, …

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Artist Line-Up

Mayhem Festival

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse lineup to date! Not only will this year’s festival include the massive ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK …

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Added To Damnation Festival Line Up

American death metal titans CANNIBAL CORPSE will headline the Terrorizer Stage at Damnation Festival’s 10th anniversary. The US legends will travel to Leeds to join Bolt Thrower, Saint Vitus and Raging Speedhorn for the event, which will take place on Saturday, November 1. And it’s a debut Damnation performance the …

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The Answer to headline PhilFest 2014

Exclusively announced last night at the BOA M2TM (Ireland)  quarter finals was the addition of The Answer as one of the headline acts for this years PhilFest. Due to take place in Drumcoura City, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, on June 27th-29th, PhilFest is Ireland’s best alternative  independent music festival with a …

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BLOODSTOCK Club Nights announced

Bloodstock 2014 logo

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL are ready to announce their first batch of club promo nights for the 2014 event!  More will be added for June and July, so don’t despair if your nearest rock club isn’t listed yet, but in the meantime, get along to one of the following events, check out …

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LES-FEST 3 – Six more bands announced

Les-Fest are at it again with a further 6 acts confirmed for their 3rd annual festival to be held at larger venue, Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire. First up and confirmed to headline the Cackblabbath.com stage on Sunday is Irish Power Trio led by former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter …

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Reverence Festival (Portugal) announces bands incl. Hawkwind and Electric Wizard

On the 12th and 13th September, Reverence Festival celebrates the best in psych, stoner, shoegaze, doom, prog, garage and beyond, with some sixty bands playing over two days on four stages, including the hugely influential spacerock titans Hawkwind – performing in Portugal for the very first time. The resurgence of …

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LORD VOLTURE confirmed For ‘Rock In Schroth Festival 2014’

Dutch power metallers LORD VOLTURE to be confirmed for the 17th edition of Rock In Schroth Festival, which takes place in Gondsroth, Germany, on 5/6 September 2014. Other bands confirmed include WIZARD, ODIUM, DIMELESS and ACID DEATH, headliners to be announced soon. LORD VOLTURE is a heavy metal band hailing …

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The Reaper Descends On HRH 8

Hard Rock Hell, Europe’s leading residential rock festival, is pleased to announce Blue Oyster Cult, Krokus & Vardis added to its 8th cycle. It’s with extreme pleasure, that HRH announce the arrival of New York Rockers, Blue Oyster Cult to lead the Saturday night at this year’s Hard Rock Hell. …

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VARDIS to appear at The Rock & Blues Festival UK in July

Vardis have been confirmed for a headline appearance on Friday 25th July at The Rock & Blues Festival at The Coney Grey Show-ground. Pentrich, Derbyshire UK. This year this event will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary Show on the British festival scene and takes place from 12 noon Thursday 24th …

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THE ANSWER announced for Steelhouse and Download festivals

Steelhouse Festival poster

THE ANSWER have announced they will play both Download 2014 and Steelhouse 2014 festivals this summer.  After finishing up a gargantuan 32 date trek through the UK, Eire and Germany the Downpatrick outfit will join Black Star Riders, Europe, The Graveltones, Bernie Marsden and loads more to be confirmed at …

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SAINT VITUS celebrate their 35th anniversary at Damnation Festival

Doom legends SAINT VITUS will play a special 35th anniversary show at Damnation Festival... performing ‘Born Too Late’ in full. The LA quartet will air their seminal LP along with a selection of classics on the Jagermeister Stage in Leeds, on Saturday, November 1. The doom stalwarts join headliners Bolt …

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Hellfest reveal last bands

HELLFEST 2014 tickets on sale now and festival line up is released!!

Hellfest are happy to announce the final additions to the 2014 lineup. The final bands are as follows: FRIDAY: LYNCH MOB, KVELERTAK, ORDER OF APOLLYON, ROTTING OUT SATURDAY: WALKING PAPERS, AGAINST ME, NEFARIUM Unfortunately QUEENSRYCHE, DEFEATER and 7 SECONDS have cancelled their appearances at Hellfest 2014. Stay tuned for the …

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Download Festival adds 18 new bands!

Download Festival 2014 dates and early bird offer announced

.@DownloadFest add another 18 acts to lineup. Download Festival today announced the addition of a further 18 acts to the lineup – and some news regarding day tickets as well! Heading the confirmations are Against Me! making their debut at the festival, the return of the legendary Monster Magnet and Chevelle, who …

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MFVF12 – More Bands Announced

Therion become the first headliner to be announced for this years Metal Female Voices Festival, held at Wieze in Belgium, this year sees the Festivals 12th edition, and as always will feature a wide cross section of genres, all linked together by the female vocal. Visit the official website for …

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FESTIVILE: Line up announced

Corporation is proud to present Sheffield’s first annual all day heavy music festival – FESTIVILE Saturday 3rd May   Confirmed so far – Brutality Will Prevail Malevolence Desolated Astroid Boys Landscapes Bastions Dead Hearts Palm Reader The Catharsis In Arms   More acts to be announced soon. Tickets are priced …

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The Countdown to SOS 2014 continues…

The SOS Festival is due for it’s 7th annual appearance at the Radcliffe Civic Centre in Manchester on the 19th and 20th July.  Since it’s beginnings back in 2008, the festival has always provided a healthy and exhilarating mix of upcoming and established bands, playing both electric and acoustic sets.  Previous …

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METAL4SPLASH: DARK TRANQUILITY confirmed as headliner

DARK TRANQUILLITY will play their only festival-show this summer in Germany on METAL4SPLASH OPEN AIR. The band from Sweden has written Melodic Death Metal history with albums like “The Gallery” or “Fiction” and their last record “Construct” has also shown their high class quality. DARK TRANQUILLITY will make your hairs …

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