Slipknot has announced they will headline the debut of Knotfest Finland, set to take place August 12-13, 2022 in Turku. Finland. Also scheduled to appear at the event are Nightwish, Bring Me The Horizon and Arch Enemy, along with Stam1na and Blind Channel. The two-day Knotfest evolved from a Slipknot headlining concert initially scheduled to take place in Turku in August 2021. In the wake of ongoing restrictions with regards to international travel during the era of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the gig was postponed to August 2022 and ultimately evolved into a complete Knotfest experience. Slipknot has exp[anded their original festivals to an international affair with Knotfest Brasil, Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Japan, Knotfest Mexico, Knotfest UK, and Knotfest Meets Hellfest. in France.
Hailing from the Rock and Metal capital of the world, Finland, Blind Channel brings their self-described “Violent Pop” music to your speakers with big riffs, big hooks and a ton of energy. Violent Pop is also the name of their new album, out now, which you can get from the band at the links below. Having completed European tours with Hollywood Undead, Simple Plan and All That Remains they made huge strides with their first two albums, with the second nabbing them an Emma Award (the equivalent of a Finnish Grammy) nomination for Rock Album of the Year. Their new music video “Died Enough For You” is out now and you can watch here at Ghost Cult!Continue reading
Rockharz Open Air is celebrating 25 years as a festival in 2018. This year’s fest is already loaded with talent and grows all the time, now with six new bands. Joining the lineup headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, and Hammerfall are Bannkreis, Versengold, Winterstorm, Oni, Blind Channel, Manntra with special guest, Michael Rhein (In Extremo). The fest takes place from July 4th to July 7th 2018 in Ballenstedt, Germany. Tickets are on sale now and a sellout is expected. Continue reading
Self-proclaimed Electro-Metalcore futurists Ember Falls call Finland home, but their début Welcome to Ember Falls (Spinefarm) may well have been delivered from some distant, imaginary multiverse where people carry huge Final Fantasy-type swords Continue reading