Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, Korn, Mercyful Fate, Opeth, Emperor, and More Booked for Copenhell 2022


Copenhell has announced its first bands for 2022 next summer and it looks like a banger. Metallica will make their debut appearance ever at the fest performing on the new fourth day, June 15th, 2022, as announced on social media by Lars Ulrich, who is from Denmark. Metallica will offer a pre-sale for tickets through their Fifth Members Fan Club. Joining the band will be Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest, Korn, D-A-D, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Bad Religion, Opeth, The Hellacopters, Bersærk, Jinjer, Gloryhammer, Death To All, Of Mice & Men, Artillery, Dog Eat Dog, Siamese, Destruction, Orm, Redwood Hill, Ghost Iris, Withering Surface, Xenoblight, Hällas, Lok, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Svartsot, Soren Andersen, Eyes, Denial Of God, Wayward Dawn, Lifesick, Nyredolk and more to be announced. The fest runs from June 15th – 19th 2022.

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Slipknot, Faith No More, Megadeth, Lamb of God, $uicide Boy$, Gojira, Trivium and More Booked for Knotfest Iowa 2021


 


As usual, Slipknot does what other bands cannot. The band is bringing back their Knotfest event back home as Knotfest Iowa this September and it features a ton of bands such as The full line-up features Slipknot headlining, with Faith No More, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, $uicide Boy$, Gojira, Trivium, Tech N9ne, FEVER 333, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Gatecreeper, and Vended. The event will be the biggest heavy music festival to ever hit the mid-western state and will be held at National Balloon Classic Field in Indianola, IA, on Saturday, September 25th. Tickets will be available on pre-sale to Knotfest.com subscribers from 10am Central time on today (Tues, May 25th), with a general on-sale from 10am Central on June 4th, at the link below. Slipknot has also announced they have returned to the studio to record their new album.

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW – Gatecreeper


Hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching one year of living with the Covid-19 pandemic. What may be the strangest part of this forgotten year is that we as people have begun to normalize the lockdown. Hollywood tentpole films now debut on streaming services, sporting events march on with empty stands and the only way to catch live music is either dusting off concert film of yesteryear or watching a band’s official live stream. Gatecreeper is the latest to try their hand in a bare venue and played a blistering set from Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.

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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #13


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with a new episode. Time to get your weekly dose an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands and a few classics. This edition created and hosted by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee features Gatecreeper, Cult of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou, Skyhardbor and more!. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gatecreeper – An Unexpected Reality


Not content with being hailed as one of the leaders of a New Wave of Death Metal bruisers (NWODMb anyone?) taking inspiration from the founding fathers of three decades past along with Blood Incantation and Tomb Mold – a pack that looks likely to be joined by impressive newcomers Frozen Soul and their glacial Bolt Throwerisms – Arizonian quintet Gatecreeper have taken it upon themselves to mix things up and show some gnarly dexterity in style and idea, and try and shake things up a little in response to the current COVID landscape and restrictions.

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Gatecreeper to Release New “An Unexpected Reality” Tomorrow via Closed Casket Activities


Gatecreeper will surprise drop a new album An Unexpected Reality tomorrow, January 13th, 2021via Closed Casket Activities. The band last released their acclaimed full-length Deserted in 2019, along with a split release with Exhumed via Relapse Records. The band has commented:

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Metal Vs Racism Releases Its Second Episode


After making its debut early this week with episode one, Metal Vs. Racism, an online collective of metal musicians has shared their second episode. This episode features Alex Skolnik of Testament, Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, Leon De Muerte of Terrorizer, Mike IX of EyeHateGod, Chiyo of Noothgrush, Scotty Peterson of Cryptic Slaughter, Greg Wilkerson of Brainoil/Deathgrave, Rev. Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore and more! Episode 1 featured members of High On Fire, Sepultura, Gatecreeper, Exhumed, Necrot, Blood Incantation, and others. They have come together in a new video denouncing white supremacy, police brutality, and racism. Organized by Necrot frontman Luca Indrio and Gatecreeper guitarist Eric Wagner and the clips willl feature people in the metal world uniting against bigotry — in the metal community and the world at large.Continue reading


Mayhem and Abbath Forced to Cancel Their Tour Stops of Seattle and San Francisco Due to the Coronavirus


Thanks Coronavirus! Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco, the “Decibel Magazine Tour” dates in those cities have been canceled. This year’s edition of the “Decibel Magazine Tour” — featuring Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands — was scheduled to play Seattle On March 17 at Showbox Market and San Francisco on March 20 At the Regency Ballroom. The Washington State and San Francisco are banning large gatherings to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Washington State isground zero for Coronavirus in the United States with 30 deaths, one of the highest numbers in the world. The bans are a way to create social distancing, which may help people avoid coming into contact with others who might be sick. Gatherings of more than 250 people in the Seattle area are prohibited through the end of March. Gatherings of more than 1,000 people will be banned in San Francisco for two weeks. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus has infected more than 115,800 people — including at least 1,000 in the U.S. — and killed more than 4,200 worldwide, according to CNN. Yesterday, in the United States Donald Trump instituted a travel band to and from Europe, which means many bands and fans will have a hard time getting into and out of the country.Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest 2019


Decibel Magazine’s Decibel Metal & Beer Fest was, to put it simply, stacked. Fourteen bands across all variants of Death, Grindcore, Prog, and Doom, descended onto Orange County for a weekend of heart-pounding jubilation. The two-day event was held this year at The Observatory, a large yet paradoxically intimate standing-room-only venue, intelligently designed to put the audience at three different heights across the entire space, offering uninhibited views of the stage beyond the perils of the pit.Continue reading