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Raging Speedhorn to perform special set at Damnation Festival

Damnation Festival 2014 Poster

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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Aces High Festival 2014 – The Doghouse, Carlton, Nottingham

Nottingham Festival organisers @AcesHighFest are set to show their winning hand AGAIN! ACES HIGH FESTIVAL – 4th and 5th October 2014 at The Doghouse in Nottingham, sees a new festival aiming to showcase the best in UK talent! After the success of the first festival in 2013 with Headliners New Generation …

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Rock and Bike Festival 2014, Carnfield Hall, South Normanton, Derbyshire

The UK Midlands Leading Bike Festival 17th – 20th July 2014, taking place at Carnfield Hall, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2BE. Just 1.5 miles from J28 M1 & only 500 yards from Alfreton Train Station Bands 2014 include: – Crazy Hearts: Steroid Freak Pussy: Snakecharmer: Evil Scarecrow: Reckless Heart: Chase The Ace: White Coast Rebels: Sack Sabbath: Bad …

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The 2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL to Announce Cities and Venues Next Week

The world’s biggest heavy music touring music festival is back and ready to pummel in 2014. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is announcing this year’s cities and venues next Tuesday, February 18th.   The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL has listened to the fans and promises to answer the prayers of heavy metal …

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Degeneration Festival 2014 – 29th-30th August, Lincoln

  Degeneration is a new Rock Festival rising from the ashes of Degeneration Club Night. Providing a haven for reprobates who like their music loud, noisy and sleazy. Degneration festival will take place over two nights on Friday 29th – Saturday 30th August at Torksey Lock Scout Camp, Lincoln with at …

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CHAINFIST confirmed for Germany’s ‘Jübek Open Air 2014’

Danish metallers CHAINFIST to be confirmed for Germany’s Jübek Open Air 2014, which takes place August 8th – 10th in Jübek. CHAINFIST will play the main stage Saturday, August 9th 2014. Other bands confirmed include: SCOOTER, J.B.O., MALLEUS, ITCHY POOPZKID, GO GO BERLIN, THE LOVE BÜLOW, VICTOR & THE BLOOD, …

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Heavy Metal meets heavy metal at Bloodstock 2014

After their knockout success at Catton Park in 2013, BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL have invited full-contact Medieval fighting squad, Battle of the Nations Team UK to return to the event this year.  Expect even bigger and more explosive bouts of historic violence, including plans for the current World Champions, Russia to compete. …

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IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH to headline NOVA ROCK 2014

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Austrian Nova Rock festival, an annual event that saw some of the greatest names of the scene performing on its previous nine iterations. For the jubilee tenth editions organizers are preparing definitely a special event, with headliners Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and The …

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POSSESSED to headline Obscene Extreme Festival

Without death metal’s founding fathers, Possessed, Obscene Extreme would be a very different festival indeed. Forming in San Francisco in 1983, the band dragged thrash metal into darker and heavier places with their classic albums ‘Seven Churches’ and ‘Beyond The Gates’ on Combat Records. Possessed created a whole genre and …

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Wacken Full Metal Cruise goes on sale and sells out within hours

The Wacken team launched the sales for their second cruise earlier today, and within just 2 hours and 20 minutes they’d sold out completely. Ahoy Metalheads, unfortunately, there are no more cabins left. The Full Metal Cruise II was sold out after only two hours and two minutes! That’s crazy! …

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Lord Volture confirmed for Zeeltje Festival 2014

Dutch power metallers LORD VOLTURE to be confirmed for Netherlands Zeeltje Festival 2014, which takes place August 15th – 16th in Deest. Other bands confirmed include: HEIDEVOLK, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, NEW ADVENTURES, YEEEHAA, more to be announced soon. LORD VOLTURE are: David Marcelis – Vocals, Paul Marcelis – Guitars, Leon …

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Rock & Metal Circus Festival 2014 – CANCELLED

 This years Rock & Metal Circus Festival will take place on September 12-14 at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire. The facilities on site include electric hook up for caravans, campsite, toilet blocks, hot showers, catering and a mini real ale festival. Friday headliners still to be announced. For updates and further information see …

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HRH Road trip announces first bands for Ibiza

Time to beat the UK weather and join HRH in Ibiza for a once in a lifetime rock n roll adventure as HRH Ibiza Road Trip announces 17 bands. Now in its 5th cycle, The HRH Ibiza road trip is pleased to announce 17 bands for this year’s chapter. HRH …

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Bolt Thrower announced for Damnation festival

Death metal titans BOLT THROWER will play their only UK show of 2014 headlining Damnation Festival. The Coventry quintet, who haven’t performed on home soil since selling out London’s Forum in 2012, will play the Leeds event on Saturday, November 1, in their only UK appearance for the “foreseeable future”. …

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Out of the Ashes Festival announced for UK

OUT OF THE ASHES is a three day rock and metal event that features around a hundred bands playing across three stages. The venue for the festival is the Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club, Ellesmere Port and will be held on the 11th-13thJuly 2014. The festival is an opportunity …

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Graspop 2014 adds Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and 18 more acts

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 has just announced 22 new names for this year’s massive event. Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice in Chains, Mastodon and Meshuggah and many more have bolstered an already solid bill that features Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Sabaton and Soundgarden. The new bands added are …

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Resistance for Warriors Of Metal VII Fest in Pataskala, USA

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization has confirmed the addition of West Coast heavy metallers RESISTANCE to the Warriors of Metal VII Fest. Only the third California-based act in the fest’s year history, the Lion Music Recording artists will be supporting the release of their fourth studio album, tentatively …

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More bands announced for SOS Festival

Not long into the new year & we have yet more exciting news of additions to our line-up for the Dean Hocking (main) Stage. We’re joined by London thrash metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH, LORD VOLTURE bringing the classic metal from the Netherlands, whilst Fahran & SKAM bring a welcome dose of …

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BLOODSTOCK latest: Sophie Lancaster stage headliners confirmed & new video trailer!

BLOODSTOCK is becoming the serious metal fan’s festival of choice in 2014, now adding their three headliners for the Sophie Lancaster Big Top stage. Friday’s Sophie stage headliners are Greek extreme metal overlords ROTTING CHRIST.  Much revered, ROTTING CHRIST were one of the first black metal bands in the region, …

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