Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Adds Sacred Reich, Heaven Shall Burn, Crowbar, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, Urne, Invisions, and More!


Bloodstock Open Air has added 12 new bands for 2023 to the already impressive lineup! Legends and future heroes like Sacred Reich, Heaven Shall Burn, Crowbar, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, Invisions, and more have joined the bill. Full details are below. Also, the fest has announced the full Metal To The Masses competition details and their popular Deposit Scheme announcement. Check out our review of the 2022 fest here. Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.

 

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In Flames, Anthrax, Biohazard, Sepultura, Whitechapel, Nonpoint, and More Booked for Bloodstock 2023


Bloodstock Open Air, (BOA) the largest independent metal festival in the UK has announced nine more bands for 2023’s event! In Flames, Anthrax, Biohazard, Sepultura, Whitechapel, Nonpoint, Ugly Kid Joe, Trollfest, and Church Of The Cosmic Skull have all joined the fest! They will join headliners Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, and many more!

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Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Launches New Band Called Dieth with Former Members of Entombed AD, and Decapitated


 

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has formed a new Death metal/Thrash Metal band Dieth. Other members of the trio include Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of Entombed A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated). Based out of Gdansk, Poland the group has released the music video for its first single, “In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents” filmed in Gdańsk and directed by Maciej Pieloch of MP Productions. Watch the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Aeon – God Ends Here


While it seems strange to refer to a sound that has been around for over two decades as “modern”, it feels completely accurate to describe the sonic barrage of Aeon as Modern Death Metal. Renowned for keeping the intensity levels up – backed by a production to level small towns with its ripped, lean torso – for their fifth release Swedish violence-dealers have shown no relenting despite lockdown, No extra inches have been added to their waist-bands, and no sign of flabbiness added to their carb-free sensory assault.

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Dynamo Metalfest 2021 Postponed Until Next Year


 

In a sad development for the European summer festival season, Dynamo Metalfest has been forced to postpone this year’s event to next summer, 21 and 22 of August, You can read the fest’s statement below, with information about rolling over tickets to next year, and if you must, refunds. Ordan Ogen and Orange Goblin has just joined a killer bill that included Kreator, Death Angel, Heaven Shall Burn, Candlemass, Jinjer, Asphyx, and many more! Good luck and we’ll see you next year!

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Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn, Testament, Jinjer, Candlemass, Orange Goblin Booked for Dynamo Metalfest 2021


Dynamo Metalfest, one of The Netherlands’ best metal festivals, is 100% on for this summer, 2021. Although they lost a few international bands, the fest is rocking forward with headliners Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn, along with Testament, Jinjer, Candlemass, Jinjer, Orange Goblin, Decapitated, Dress The Dead, LIK, and more! The fest takes place August 21st and 22nd and tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Banisher – “Lockdown”


Polish extreme Metal band Banisher has shared a new music video for their track “Lockdown”, from their Degrees Of Isolation album, released earlier this year via the Selfmadegod label. The low-key supergroup is made of members and ex-members of Decapitated, Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Redemptor, and Shodan, and the music is starkly brutal, and uncompromising. Watch the video for here “Lockdown”

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Former Decapitated frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek Gets a New Wheelchair via Crowdfunding


In a silver lining, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek, the former frontman of Decapitated has received a new a more modern wheelchair as a result of the generosity of Decapitated and Covan’s fans. The fundraising effort via Crowdfunding earned more than $14,000. Details and photographs can be found below via a facebook post from Covan’s sister. Kowalik has been disabled since the 2007 tour bus crash that left him severely injured and ultimately claimed the life of drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka. Continue reading


Decapitated to Write a New Album in 2020


In a message to Machine Head fans welcoming Vogg Kieltyka to the band, Vogg confirmed that he plans to do double duty in both bands, and Decapitated will work on a new album, in addition to new shows booked for 2020. Vogg joined the band as the new lead guitarist via a social media announcement this past weekend (September 28th). As of now, Machine Head has an extensive world tour booked with only a Hollywood show planned for North America this December. As of now, there is a gap in the MH Touring schedule following that show, until April 2020. A new Machine Head USA tour and standalone single are said to be announced any time now as well. Decapitated’s last album was the acclaimed AntiCult record, released in 2017.

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