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Accept – Symphonic Terror – live at Wacken 2017

German heavy metal legends Accept performed one fo the biggest shows of their career in 2017 at Wacken Open Air festival. As if performing in front of 80,000 fans isn’t enough, they made it extra special by performing with an orchestra, becoming the latest band to do something special for …

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DORO Announces New Studio Album!

Announces new studio album! Finally – on the 3rd  of August 2018, DORO and her band will release their long awaited, as yet untitled new studio album! The metal queen unveils: “The writing process of the album is complete and we’re currently finalising the mixing. This new record is going …

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Submission Details and New Cities For 2015 Battles!

Over the last two years since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canada has seen Canada’s top metal bands battle each other for one to rule them all and perform at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. Toronto’s Crimson Shadows 2013 winners and Montreal’s Mutank 2014 winners have …

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ENSIFERUM to begin recording sixth studio album next month!

Ensiferum have completed writing for their upcoming new album and Metal Blade Records debut! With pre-production out of the way, the band is prepared to begin recording. Work will begin on the 8th September at Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to …

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION pro-shot footage from Wacken Open Air 2014

Pro-shot footage of Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection’s performance at Wacken Open Air is available on the band’s youtube channel. The band performed at the 25th Anniversary edition of the festival on the WET Stage on Saturday 2nd of August. The footage includes two new tracks ‘The Demon King’ and …

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Wacken Open Air releases 2015 Trailer and announces first bands

Wacken Open Air has just released its 2015 trailer featuring footage from the festival and names already confirmed for next year. Bands announced include: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and SAVATAGE Only live shows in Europe in 2015! Paul O´Neill and Jon Oliva are coming to W:O:A with their most important projects! Trans-Siberian …

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Live at Wacken 2013 DVD

Last year the legendary Wacken festival in Germany welcomed 75,000 fans to watch over 120 bands spread over seven stages.  Unlike 2012, 2013 was notable for the beautiful hot sunshine that lasted almost all weekend with just a couple of short downpours.  If you haven’t been then it’s certainly a …

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CHTHONIC Break New Ground For Main-Stage Appearance At Wacken Festival On August 1st

EAST ASIA’s premier Metallers, CHTHONIC, return to the Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 1st, and this time they’re not coming alone… For their third appearance at Germany’s premier metal event, CHTHONIC – based in Taiwan – will celebrate their first-ever main-stage appearance (the ‘Black Stage’) by combining their …

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Wacken 2014 Festival Preview

With under 30 day go until the 25th Wacken and with bands like Accept being added to the line up last month the excitement is starting to build. I was last there in 2012 the year of torrential rain so I’m hoping this year it’ll be different. There has been …

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ARCH ENEMY reveals artwork, track-listing for ‘War Eternal’

Extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. The artwork for the album was created by Costin Chioreanu, who previously worked with Michael Amott on …

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Wacken Open Air Battle Winners CRIMSON SHADOWS To Enter Studio

Epic Canadian death power metallers and 2013 International Battle for Wacken winners CRIMSON SHADOWS of Toronto have announced that they will enter the studio next month to record their follow up to 2013’s EP ‘Sails of Destiny’ with Jonathan Lefrançois and Jee Gagnon at Silverwing Studios in Montreal. The record will …

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Annihilator – Feast (re-release)

In August last year Canadian thrashers Annihilator released their fourteenth studio album – Feast.  Now it’s being re-issued with a bonus DVD. As with the original release last year there are two CDs, with the discs being very different. The first disc is the new album – nine new Annihilator …

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WACKEN OPEN AIR 2014 – 31st Jul – 2nd Aug 2014

The 25th Wacken takes place on the 31st July to the 2nd August 2014. Wacken – We can confirm that Wacken Open Air is SOLD OUT for the ninth time in a row!!! And regarding the pre-sale time we have overcome the previous year by many times. We never had …

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George from Cherries On A Blacklist, Wacken 2012

I had the pleasure of talking to George, guitarist and vocalists from Cherries On A Blacklist at Wacken Open Air Festival. We discuss the band, their sound and influences, their début album “Lakafigo” which was released in May 2012.   Cherries on a Blacklist   Band: Andreas: Guitar, Vocals George: …

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