Down Books Appearance At Graspop Metal Meeting For “NOLA 25 Tour”

The long-rumored Down reunion is in effect for 2020! The first date of a presumed world tour celebrating the Stoner-Doom supergroup’s legendary debut album NOLA releasing twenty-five years ago next year will begin at Graspop Metal Meeting. The band features current and former members of southern metal greats Pantera, EyeHateGod, COC, Crowbar, Honky and more. The fest takes place June 18-20 in Belgium and added seventy new bands to the bill today, including Down. The announcement comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that the band was in talks to reunite in 2020 for some shows in celebration of the 25th anniversary. No word if former members like co-founder Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdomm of Sorrow, Rex Brown (Pantera), or the recently retired again Todd Strange will participate. Continue reading

King Diamond – Songs For The Dead LIVE

It came as quite a shock when legendary Danish frontman King Diamond had to step away from music in 2010 to undergo triple heart-bypass surgery. Thankfully, just a couple of short years later, the rejuvenated frontman returned to the stage in all his corpse-painted, theatrical grandeur, choosing to keep his focus on touring rather than making an immediate return to the studio. Continue reading

Slipknot Books Festivals And Headline Tour Of Europe Next Summer

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In addition to the just-announced headline spot at Download 2019, Slipknot has announced a summer tour to go along with their previously announced headline show in the USA at the Iowa State Fair, in their hometown of Des Moines Iowa. The European tour includes head festival appearances at Rockfest Finland, Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Novarock, Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, Mystic Festival Poland, Download Spain, and Ressurection Festival in Spain. Continue reading

Neurosis Books A European Tour This Summer

Neurosis, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Long-running post-metal legends Neurosis announced a headline tour of Europe this summer. In addition, they will appear at major European music festivals such as Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Hellfest. Direct support for headline shows will come from fellow Neurot Recordings peers Deafkids. Select openers for certain shows include Converge and Wolves In The Throne Room Continue reading

Baroness Announces Summer European Tour

Baroness have announced a European tour for this summer, including headline dates and major festival appearances such as Rock in Park, FortaRock, Rock am Ring, Sweden Rock Festival, Download UK, Nova Rock, Download Paris, Dynamo, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, Be Prog! My Friend, and Download Madrid.  Continue reading

Exodus Books Summer Tour Of Europe, Including Major Festivals

Bay Area thrash godfathers Exodus has announced an extensive tour of Europe this summer. In addition to headline shows they will make appearances at massive festivals such Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, and Bang Your Head!!!, Rockharz and Resurrection Fest will also be part of this upcoming trek. All tour dates are below. The band continues to tour behind 2014’s Blood In Blood Out release on Nuclear Blast Records, and are currently writing the follow-up for a 2019 release. Continue reading