GIFT GUIDE: 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift Guide For Rockers and Metalheads


What to get the music fan that has everything? Find out with our handy 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift guide For Rockers and Metalheads. Check out all the links below to support bands, labels, festivals, record stores, and other small businesses this year.

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Judas Priest Rebooks 50 Years of Judas Priest Tour Dates for Europe 2022


Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest have rescheduled their previously postponed tour days supporting their 50 Years of Heavy Metal tour in Europe to summer 2022. The trek will now run from May 27, 2022 in Moscow, Russia until July 31, 2022 in Oberhausen, Germany. The band is still planning to perform at Bloodstock Open Air this August.

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Inferno Festival Canceled for 2021, Dates for 2022 Announced


Sad news as the 2021 edition of the legendary extreme metal annual event Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway has been canceled due to the ongoing covid-19 outlook and restrictions this spring. The festival has put out a statement canceling, offering to roll over tickets and offer a refund period as well. Bands booked for 2021 that have reconfirmed for 2022 include Kreator, Mayhem, Venom, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Vreid, Cadaver, Myrkskog, Entombed AD, Asphyx, Benighted, Bølzer, Dark Fortress, Tulus, Whoredom Rife, Djerv, Hamferd, Dyscarnate, The Great Old Ones, 1914, Sylvaine, Asagraum, Nyrst, Isvind, From The Vastland, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Nachash, Ulvehyrde, Kosmos Brenner, Sovereign, Gnida, Eridu, Zifir, Solbrud, Xenoblight, Oranssi Pazuzu. Read the statement from the festival here:

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The UK Rejected a Post-Brexit Plan to Allow Musicians to Perform “Visa Free” from the EU


Despite the global pandemic destroying the livelihoods of millions of musicians and crew, the UK has rejected a proposal to allow artists to perform without paying the typically high work Visa fees. According to a report from The Independent. the policy is a direct result of Brexit and new policies springing up as a result. Many in the beleaguered music industry has fired back is calling this a “devastating blow” of them requiring permits.

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Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman Announce New Five Day Rock Cruise and Private Island Festival for 2022


The biggest name in American music festivals and the biggest name in music cruises have gotten together. Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman are proud to announce a new partnership in 2022, combining the signature world-class talent and unrivaled immersive festival experiences both companies have pioneered in their combined decades in business. The new event is sailing President’s Day weekend February 16 – 21, 2022, from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize. The lineup is coming in early 2021.

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Ticketek is The First Concert Ticket Company in The World to Let You Buy Now, Pay Later for Shows


According to the website MusicFeeds, Ticketek has become the first ticketing agency in the world to allow fans to purchase tickets upfront and pay for them later, known as Afterpay outside of America. This model might make sense in the new coronavirus realty where we are seeing tours and festivals canceled left and right, and the major ticketing agency in the world, Live Nation/Ticketmaster unclear about refunds for postponements. Ticketek’s parent company, TEG confirmed the news today that they’ll be integrating Afterpay into their website and their apps over the coming months, which allow payment up to 8 weeks after purchase.

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Welcome To Rockville Books Disturbed, Deftones, Social Distortion, Staind, The Offspring and More


 

Welcome To Rockville, Florida’s #1 Rock, Metal, and Punk, party, has announced the remaining bands, joining Metallica for the weekend in Dayton Beach, Florida, on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020. Disturbed will headline Saturday, bookended by Metallica with Lynyrd Skynyrd (their last show ever in their Northern Florida home area), Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Ghostemane, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Bad Wolves and many more. Metallica, recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar — will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Welcome To Rockville, in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band. Weekend, 2-Day (new for 2020) and Single Day General Admission and VIP passes, as well as tent and RV camping passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at the link below.Continue reading


Roadburn Announces Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Health, She Passed Away, DOOL and More


Roadburn 2020 continues to take shape as an amazing looking sonic and visual experience. In addition to new bands Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Health, She Passed Away, DOOL; Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have shared details of their curated special programs. Already announced for the fest are commissioned projects from James Kent & Johannes Persson, Jo Quail, and Vile Creature & Bismuth, and the return of Julie Christmas. Tickets go on sale September 24th at the link below.Continue reading