The tenth annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has been dropping some incredible bookings for the 2020 cruise this January. Recently added bands are Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and more have been added to the cruise lineup! Schenker’s appearance makes the Official 50th Recording Anniversary for him as an artist. For the cruise he will be joined by a very special compliment of musicians: Continue reading
Bloodstock 2020 continues to expand its roster with the announcement of two new headliners: Judas Priest and Behemoth! Judas Priest will perform their 50th Anniversary set while Behemoth will perform their grand headline show. You can watch teaser videos of the announcement from both bands below. Also joining the bill are Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Skindred, Paradise Lost, Life Of Agony, Black Dahlia Murder, Diamond Head, Jinjer, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Gloryhammer, Dark Tranquility, and Butcher Babies.
Bloodstock Open Air has made their first headliner announcement for their grand 2020 anniversary festival, naming Devin Townsend to headline Friday Night on the Ronnie James Dio stage. Devin breaks the news in a video you can watch below. Other bands announced are Jinjer, Gloryhammer, joining previously announced acts Skindred, Black Dahlia Murder, Vio-Lence, Sacred Reich, Dark Tranquillity, and Butcher Babies. Two more headliners and scores more bands to be announced until next summer. Continue reading
Devin Townsend will finally embark on a full-band tour of Europe to support his new album Empath (InsideOut Music) that released earlier in 2019. His solo band includes many contributors to the album such as Mike Keneally, Morgan Agren, Nathan Navarro, Che Aimee Dorval, Diego Tejeida and Markus Reuter. Watch the video from Devy below for the full announcement. Continue reading
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Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading
In a report published by Blabbermouth, Devin Townsend says he will return to performing Strapping Young Lad material live, alongside his other career-spanning songs in support of Empath (InsideOut Music). Read excerpts from the Everblack podcast, where Devin is promoting his upcoming solo “An Evening with…” acoustic tour of Australia. Continue reading