Download Festival 2023, celebrating 20 years as a festival has added 40 new bands to the lineup and announced its day-splits for the weekend! Newly added to the festival are Halestorm, Neck Deep, Hot Milk, Alter Bridge, Bob Vylan, Electric Callboy, Carcass, Five Finger Death Punch, Palaye Royale, Jinjer, and many more. The full list can be viewed below. Already the fastest-selling event in its 20-year history. Day tickets are on sale now! The four-day festival (first time ever) is headlined by Metallica, who are performing two unique headline sets over the weekend with no songs repeated, and will be joined by fellow headliners Slipknot, and Bring Me The Horizon. Over 60 bands announced including Evanescence, Parkway Drive, Disturbed, Pendulum, Architects, Ghost, The Distillers, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail, The Blackout (reunion), Fever 333, Stray From The Path, Lorna Shore, Nova Twins, Within Temptation, many and more.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Xandria – The Wonders Still Awaiting
One thing which the German symphonic metal act Xandria cannot be accused of is staleness. A seemingly constant revolving door of members since day one, there simply isn’t enough time for inertia or sterility. The musical merry-go-round did slow down recently though, as for only the second time the band did actually manage to keep the same line-up for more than one record. However, it all changed once again as guitarist and founder member Marco Heubaum returns not only with an entirely refreshed group of musicians, but a noticeable modification to the band’s sound.
Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More
Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading
Epica Shares a Live Performance Video for “Beyond The Matrix”
Celebrating 20 years in 2022, Epica continues to roll out captivating new content all the time along side they launch of Epica Universe. The band previously announced reissues of The Holographic Principle and The Quantum Enigma! They will also perform an anniversary show at Tilburg’s 013! Continuing the celebrations, the band has today released a live video for “Beyond The Matrix,” taken from the Zenith in Paris. Watch the video now!
Epica to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Three Re-Releases, and Anniversary Show
Epica has prepared a massive celebration from January to December to mark their twenty years. Starting with re-relases of their first three albums, including the now-classic The Phantom Agony, Consign To Oblivion, and The Score 2.0, via Nuclear Blast. with an extensive physical re-release on CD, vinyl, as well as strictly limited earbooks and boxsets later this year. They have an anniversary show on September third taking place at the same venue Epica played their first show: The legendary 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. They also just launched their new immersive site, Epica Universe. Continue reading
NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: December 3rd New Music Releases
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Apocalyptica Has Postponed its Headline Tour with Epica- “The Epic Apocalypse Tour” Until 2023
Apocalyptica has announced they have been forced to postpone their expected co-headline tour of Europe with Epica, “The Epic Apocalypse” until 2023. The band cited “the worsening situation of Covid all around Europe” as the cause of the second postponement of the tour that was to take place originally in 2020. This move does not affect their current tour of churches in Finland.
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Beyond Forgiveness – “Dream Before I Sleep” – (Vocal Sing-Through)
Colorado Springs Symphonic Metal band Beyond Forgiveness has been on our radar for a while! Originally formed as a studio project as well as working through finding the perfect line-up, the band released their first EP, “The Ferryman’s Shore.” Featuring new singer Talia Hoit, the album was well received and the bands’ star is again rising! Reformed in 2014 by original guitarists Richard Marcus and Greg Witwer, the band is known for their creative songcraft featuring classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals with hint of folk, colliding with extreme elements found in death metal and black metal which some have labeled as “Beautality.” In 2019, the band released their second full-length album, Live to Tell the Story (Sliptrick Records). Fans of Epica, Nightwish, Battle Beast, and Delain, but also more extreme styles will love this band. Check out this vocal-sing-through of their track by Talia Hoit, here at Ghost Cult!
ALBUM REVIEW: Epica – Omega
It should come as a surprise to no-one that Omega (Nuclear Blast), the eighth full-length studio release from Dutch symphonic metal act Epica, is another concept-driven album. Formed in 2002, the band are widely known for their ambitious ideas and themes, covering everything from the Mayan civilization to religion, nature, quantum physics and the possibility that the universe is actually digitally created hologram. You know, simple stuff.
Epica Shares New Music Video – “Freedom – The Wolves Within”
Epica has released a new music video for their song “Freedom – The Wolves Within”. The track comes from the upcoming new album Omega, due out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. Omega is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, Epica also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled “Abyss Of Time,” which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Watch the video here: Continue reading