Mercyful Fate To Reunite in 2020 for Copenhell, New Music Incoming

In major news for Heavy Metal fans, legends Mercyful Fate, featuring King Diamond will reunite their “9” lineup in 2020 to perform at the Copenhell Festival, presumably other major European summer metal festivals and unspecified other concerts. These shows will also feature Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Motor Sister, ex-Anthrax) on bass, but does not include Michael Denner. The set list will apparently include only songs from the “mini LP”, the “Melissa” album, and the “Don’t Break The Oath”. The band has also written new music for the tour, for release next year and are planning a major stage show to accompany these concerts. Continue reading

Watch Alien Weaponry Teach 6000 Metalheads a Maori Prayer

Alien Weaponry is not your average young adult metal band. They are taking the world by storm with their roots approach to metal, blending the culture of their homeland Tasmania and brutal metal with old-school 1990s grooves. The organizers of Copenhell Festival, where the band played this past week, shared a remarkable video of the band teaching the crowd the Maori ceremony they open every show with. Check it out! Continue reading

CONTEST: Time is Running Out To See Vltimas (ex-Mayhem, ex-Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy) in London

2018 © Tina Korhonen/ www.tina-k.com

Time is running out in the Ghost Cult contest to win tickets to see Death Metal supergroup Vltimas, featuring Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir), David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) at an EXCLUSIVE concert in London on 21st of June at Underworld! The band released their excellent new album, Something Wicked Marches In, this spring via Season of Mist. The band has booked festival dates like Copenhell, Tons of Rock and Wacken and Ghost Cult is giving away tickets for you and a friend, plus a digipak CD version of the album. To enter just like and share our Facebook post for the contest and tag a friend you want to bring! Winners will be chosen at random, and the contest ends June 7th, so enter today! Continue reading

CONTEST: Win Tickets To See Vltimas (ex-Mayhem, ex-Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy) in London

2018 © Tina Korhonen/ www.tina-k.com

Death Metal supergroup Vltimas, featuring Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir), David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), released their excellent new album, Something Wicked Marches In, last month via Season of Mist. The band has booked festival dates like Copenhell, Tons of Rock and Wacken and an EXCLUSIVE concert in London on 21st of June at Underworld! Ghost Cult is giving away tickets for you and a friend, plus a digipak CD version of the album. To enter just share our Facebook post for the contest and tag a friend! Winners will be chosen at random so enter today! Continue reading

Slipknot Books Festivals And Headline Tour Of Europe Next Summer

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In addition to the just-announced headline spot at Download 2019, Slipknot has announced a summer tour to go along with their previously announced headline show in the USA at the Iowa State Fair, in their hometown of Des Moines Iowa. The European tour includes head festival appearances at Rockfest Finland, Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Novarock, Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, Mystic Festival Poland, Download Spain, and Ressurection Festival in Spain. Continue reading

Neurosis Books A European Tour This Summer

Neurosis, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Long-running post-metal legends Neurosis announced a headline tour of Europe this summer. In addition, they will appear at major European music festivals such as Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Hellfest. Direct support for headline shows will come from fellow Neurot Recordings peers Deafkids. Select openers for certain shows include Converge and Wolves In The Throne Room. Continue reading

Exodus Books Summer Tour Of Europe, Including Major Festivals

Bay Area thrash godfathers Exodus has announced an extensive tour of Europe this summer. In addition to headline shows they will make appearances at massive festivals such Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, and Bang Your Head!!!,Rockharz and Resurrection Fest will also be part of this upcoming trek. All tour dates are below. The band continues to tour behind 2014’s Blood In Blood Out release on Nuclear Blast Records, and are currently writing the follow-up for a 2019 release. Continue reading

Corey Taylor Vows To Take Two Years Off From Slipknot

Slipknot, photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Slipknot, photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

RockSverige.seconducted an interview with Slipknotvocalist Corey Taylor at this year’s Copenhellfestival in Copenhagen, Denmark. Excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). You can watch the video at this link or below:

On the immediate future of Slipknot and plans for the next record:

“Well, I mean, we’re gonna finish touring and then we’re gonna take a couple of years off again to, kind of, let everything chill. I’m gonna go do my thing, [and] everybody else’s gonna go, kind of, do their thing. I know Clown‘s [percussion] got movies that he wants to make, which is very cool. He just wrapped his first feature a couple of months ago, which I’m pretty stoked for him about. So everybody is gonna, kind of, do their thing, and then, in a couple of years, we’ll get back together and see what happens again. Kind of what we used to do… Before we lost [SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul [Gray], that’s what we would do: we would go [pursue other projects] for a while and then we would get back together after a couple of years and say, like, ‘All right. What have we got now?’ So I think that’s what we’re gonna do.”

Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand” tour Kicks Off On July 24 In West Palm Beach, Florida, Wrapping Up Six Weeks Later On September 5 In Dallas. Joining Slipknoton The Road Trip Will Be Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.

Upon A Burning Body Announce Upcoming European Tour

upon a burning body euro tour

Upon A Burning Bodywill be trekking across the UK and Europe this summer. Dates are as follows:
Jun 16: Boileroom – Guildford (UK)
Jun 17: MTC – Koln (DE)
Jun 19: Copenhell – Copenhagen (DK)
Jun 20: Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel (BE)
Jun 21: Willemeen – Arnhem (NL)
Jun 23: Volt – Sittard (NL)
Jun 24: Backstage By The Mill – Paris (FR)
Jun 25: L’Annexe – Romans-Sur-Isere (FR)
Jun 26: Kofmehl – Solothurn (SI)
Jun 27: Dissonance Festival – Milan (IT)
Jun 28: Cycle Club – Calenzano (IT)
Jun 30: Backstage Club – Munchen (DE)
Jul 01: Arena – Vienna (AU)
Jul 02: Modra Vopice – Prague (CZ)
Jul 03: Juha – Stuttgart (DE)
Jul 04: Vainstream – Munster (DE)
Jul 05: With Full Force – Roitzschjora (DE)

Europe, start practicing your Texas horns because you’re gonna need them this Summer. Very excited to come play for you…

Posted by Upon A Burning Body on Friday, April 10, 2015

Tour: Primus Books June UK and Euro Tour

Primus - Primus-And-The-Chocolate-Factory

Primus has booked a run of dates in the UK and Europe in June.

Jun 12: Trianon – Paris (FR)
Jun 13: Carroponte – Milan (IT)
Jun 15: AB Main Hall – Brussels (BE)
Jun 16: Tivoli Vrendenburg – Utrecht (NL)
Jun 17: Docks – Hamburg (DE)
Jun 18-20: Copenhell – Copenhagen (DK)
Jun 20: Live Music Hall – Koln (DE)
Jun 21: Huxley’s – Berlin (DE)
Jun 23: O2 Brixton – London (UK)
Jun 24: O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester (UK)
Jun 25: O2 Academy Birmingham – Birmingham (UK)