Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, Korn, Mercyful Fate, Opeth, Emperor, and More Booked for Copenhell 2022


Copenhell has announced its first bands for 2022 next summer and it looks like a banger. Metallica will make their debut appearance ever at the fest performing on the new fourth day, June 15th, 2022, as announced on social media by Lars Ulrich, who is from Denmark. Metallica will offer a pre-sale for tickets through their Fifth Members Fan Club. Joining the band will be Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, Korn, D-A-D, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Bad Religion, Opeth, The Hellacopters, Bersærk, Jinjer, Gloryhammer, Death To All, Of Mice & Men, Artillery, Dog Eat Dog, Siamese, Destruction, Orm, Redwood Hill, Ghost Iris, Withering Surface, Xenoblight, Hällas, Lok, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Svartsot, Soren Andersen, Eyes, Denial Of God, Wayward Dawn, Lifesick, Nyredolk and more to be announced. The fest runs from June 15th – 19th 2022.

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Metallica Announces First Seven European Tour Dates for 2022


Metallica has announced the first dates of their expected massive 2022 tour schedule, The band announced exclusive appearances at major European metal festivals such as Copenhell, Pinkpop, Firenze Rocks, Prague Rocks, Rock Werchter, Mad Cool, and NOS Alive. More shows will be announced and the bands’ Fifth Member Fan Club will get a chance at tickets first on their website, at the link below.

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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


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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.se conducted an interview with Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor at this year’s Copenhell festival 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 Slipknot on The Road Trip Will Be Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.