Festival Announcements

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Monsters of Rot IV announces first acts

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The first acts have been announced for Monsters of Rot IV, Northern Ireland’s noisiest metalfest, which takes place in Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, on Saturday 16 August. This year, the event will have two stages:  the main stage will be for metal, stoner, doom and punk acts, while the second one …

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NOTHING confirm debut European performance at Roadburn Festival

Following on from the release of their debut album, Guilty of Everything, this week, NOTHING have confirmed their first ever live performance on European soil. The Philadelphia four piece will play a one off, exclusive show at the 2014 edition of Roadburn Festival, which takes place in Tilburg, the Netherlands …

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EXORCISM confirmed for Netherlands ‘DOKK’EM Open Air’ 2014

EXORCISM have been confirmed for Netherlands DOKK’EM Open Air 2014, which takes place June 20 – 21 in Dokkum. Other bands confirmed include: Death, Metal Church, Annihilator, Gammay Ray, Napalm Death, Mayan, Arkona, Vicious Rumors, Circus Maximus, Enthroned, M.O.D., Norcturnus AD, Carach Angren, more to be announced soon. EXORCISM recently …

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BLOODSTOCK reveal more bands + raise highest total yet for Teenage Cancer Trust

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce another Ronnie James Dio Stage band, plus four more Sophie Lancaster Stage acts for this August’s event. Gothenburg, Sweden’s hard rockers GRAVEYARD will be taking over the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday. The Nuclear Blast four-piece have just wrapped dates on Australia’s Soundwave …

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SONISPHERE 2014 announce Dream Theater, Devil You Know, Yashin and more

As previously announced, THE PRODIGY, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA are headlining the festival, with exclusive appearances from ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES and LIMP BIZKIT. SONISPHERE will now feature a total of over 100 bands across the weekend and has revealed more names to join the festival’s 2014 line up. SONISPHERE …

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WACKEN 2014 – Heavy Easter! The Easter Shop Special Sale + Metal Mobile WC application has begun!

Like every year the metal easter bunny will come along and join us for our Easter Shop Special Sale at Wacken.  From Friday 11th of April to Saturday 12th you can get your easter present for your family and friends. The sale takes place for the third time in a …

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ZODIAC confirmed for Desertfest 2014

ZODIAC have announced they will play Desertfest 2014 in London after a tour of the continent with Grand Magus. Tour dates: ZODIAC w/ Grand Magus, Audrey Horne & The Vintage Caravan 18.03.14 FR – Paris / Divan du Monde 19.03.14 DE – Cologne / Gebäude 9 20.03.14 DE – München …

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LES-FEST 3 moves to new larger location!

With 2 successful festivals already under its belt, the award winning Les-Fest is on the move. Organiser Dave Ritchie said “Partly through circumstances and more through necessity we found it desirable to move venues for 2014. We believe we have found a magnificent place within the grounds of Wiston Lodge, …

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BLOODSTOCK announce Motorhead icon Phil Campbell’s band and five more…

BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to reveal six more bands confirmed to play the Sophie Lancaster Big Top stage in August. Thursday night is set to be livened up by these two! Throwing down the party gauntlet are returning favourites, the PHIL CAMPBELL ALL STARR BAND.  The MOTORHEAD guitarist had such a …

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FALLING IN REVERSE announce first-ever European show at Groezrock Festival in May

Falling In Reverse have announced first-ever European show with an exclusive appearance at Groezrock Festival. The band will headline the Impericon Stage on Saturday May 3rd, the closing night of the two-day festival. This festival appearance marks the first time Falling In Reverse will perform in Europe since the bands …

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BRUTAI announced for Euroblast Volume X

Metal masters in Brutai have just been added to the critically acclaimed Euroblast Festival in Cologne this October, next to the likes of Chimp Spanner, Misery Signals and more. Having attended 3 years in a row now, this festival is renowned for showcasing the best in up and coming tech …

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AMEN to return for a UK festival exclusive appearance at Alt-Fest, plus Paradise Lost confirmed

Twenty years since their formation, controversial metal-punk outfit AMEN are coming back together for a very special set at Alt-Fest, 15th – 17th August 2014 at Boughton Estate, Kettering. This UK festival exclusive appearance is the first of many new additions to the event including a new headliner for the …

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: 24 new bands, Trivium stage boost, day splits revealed!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

.@DownloadFest confirm new acts and day splits! Hot on the heels of Sonisphere’s announcement on Monday, Download Festival has announced another 24 bands to the bill…and also revealed their day splits! First up, Bring Me The Horizon, who have literally destroyed everything in their path since they released fourth album …

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UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2014: Final bands confirmed!

The UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2014 has recently confirmed the last bands for this year’s edition. German Black Metal band SHROUD OF SATAN and the Polish Black Metal/Ambient quartet THAW are the final bands! Complete line up: BELPHEGOR (Austria) CORPUS CHRISTII (Portugal) COUNTESS (Netherland) DARKMOON WARRIOR (Germany) DEMONICAL (Sweden) DEUS …

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Brutal Truth & More Confirmed For Obscene Extreme Festival

Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they’ve weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore. Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and …

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DARK TROLL FESTIVAL 5: Wild “trolling” on the Schweinsburg

Starting on the 29th until 31st of May, the DARK TROLL FESTIVAL 5 will be celebrating it’s fifth edition located at the “Schweinsburg in Bornstedt” (Sachsen-Anhalt close to Halle/Saale). More than 20 international acts covering diverse metal genres are invited in order to make this festival a memorable event along …

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Cities and Venues

The world’s biggest heavy music touring music festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, is pleased to announce the official venues and cities hosting tour stops this year! The festival will kick off with on July 5th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will hit a total of 24 …

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Raging Speedhorn to perform special set at Damnation Festival

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Heavyweight UK metallers Raging Speedhorn will reform with original vocalist Frank Regan for a special set – featuring tracks from their first two albums – at this year’s Damnation Festival, which takes place on November 1. The Corby bruisers will play through their back catalogue of sludge and crust classics from ‘Raging …

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W:O:A Warm Up Parties Three further dates announced, Wanted: Wacken stories + W:O:A beach chairs!

W:O:A beach chairs by Stiftung Mensch The Stiftung Mensch (human foundation) offers some cool roofed wicker beach chairs with W:O:A branding by now – and the income will be used for charity! The beach chairs are produced in two different sizes and offer you the absolutely full range of extras. …

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