Maryland Deathfest and Their Related Metalfests to Go On Hiatus in 2023


Gorguts at MDF 2014, photo by Hillarie Jason Photography

In a statement posted on social media, Maryland Deathfest is going on hiatus after the next MDF event in May 2022. That means in 2023 all of their related festivals are going on hiatus, including MDF, Netherlands Deathfest, California Deathfest, and more. You can read a statement from the co-founders Ryan and Evan, below. MDF has operated for almost 20 years, put on 19 fests, and expanded to a global footprint, all while giving a greater voice to Death Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, Stoner Doom, and more genres, perhaps as much or more than any fest in the world. Continue reading


Candlemass, Coroner, Green Lung and More Booked for the Debut of Clang Metal Festival in Ireland


Clang Metal Festival will make its debut in 2022 and has announced a host of metal legends such as Candlemass, Coroner, Green Lung! It will be held Saturday March 26th 2022 in the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets are €64.90 including booking fee. Also on the bill The Modern Age Slavery, Klogr, Words That Burn, and The Risen Dread!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Anacrusis Reissues – Manic Impressions and Screams and Whispers


After re-releasing their first two albums back in September, Metal Blade have now moved onto the remastered and repackaged third and fourth albums from St. Louis progressive thrash act Anacrusis. Continue reading


UPDATED: 70000 Tons Of Metal Announces First Full Wave Of Bands For 2019


70,000 Tons Of Metal (70K of Metal) have completed announcing their first wave of bands for 2019. They include ACCEPT, Eluveitie, Subway to Sally, Vomitory, Delain, Ensiferum, Persefone, Warbringer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Coroner, Tiamat, and Gloryhammer, with many more to come. The cruise will take place from January 31st to February 4th2019 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti. Continue reading


Kreator – Coma Of Souls, Renewal, Cause For Conflict, Outcast Reissues



Back in June last year, we were treated to remastered versions of the first four albums by German Thrash legends, Kreator. This year, Noise Records are following that up by repackaging, remastering, and reissuing the band’s next four studio releases.Continue reading


Eindhoven Metal Meeting: Part II – Live At Effenaar


On day two of Eindhoven Metal Meeting, a surprising amount of energy has been drained by the inevitable afterparties that spread through Eindhoven, but also to the neighbouring town of Tilburg. Metalheads simply cannot stop a party once they get going, and so the next day starts up a little slower. Thinking I may be able to skip the long line for the pat downs if I arrive a bit later, I’ve decided to arrive between the first and second band. Nope. There is still a line as many more of the partying metalheads had a similar idea, as did many of the day ticket holders. Thankfully the line is a fair bit quicker today though than it was yesterday, and I manage to get the first band of the day.

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting: Part I – Live At Effenaar


Every year as people around the world gather to celebrate their own midwinter celebrations, usually focussing around light and warmth, the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven instead celebrates the dark and heavy. Eindhoven Metal Meeting is seen by many as the Christmas party of the Benelux metal family. As in previous years, Ghost Cult Magazine sent me to report, and take some snaps.Continue reading


Venom, Dark Tranquility, Coroner And More Booked For Eindhoven Metal Meeting


With just over a month to go, the 2017 Eindhoven Metal Meeting approaches The lined up boasts the likes of Venom, Dark Tranquility, Coroner, Carpathian Forest, Master’s Hammer, Destroyer 666 and many more. The full lineup is listed below and tickets are still available but expected to sell out. As always, the “longest-running indoor extreme metal festival” in the Netherlands will take place Friday 15 & Saturday 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. Continue reading


My Dying Bride Cancels For Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Dark Tranquility Added


Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, My Dying Bride has dropped out of this December’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting. Apparently, the cancellation was beyond the control of both the band and the festival. The good news is, Dark Tranquility has been added as an exclusive headliner on December 15th, the first night of the fest. More details, ticket links, and the full lineup so far are listed belowContinue reading


Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales, To Mega Therion, Into The Pandemonium, Vanity/Nemesis, Innocence & Wrath REISSUES


While most Thrash fans during the ’80s were concentrating on the burgeoning scenes in the US, Germany, and to a lesser extent, the UK, bands from a number of other, slightly less fashionable, countries were also getting in on the act. Sepultura were a first glimpse of Brazilian Thrash, Canada gave us Annihilator, Razor, and Voivod, Australian act Mortal Sin looked set to make it big for a while, while the terminally underrated Artillery arrived from Denmark.Continue reading