Since Clutch is missing bringing their pure rock fury live to fans at summer music festivals worldwide, the band is turning their missed shows into a virtual festival online. Clutch has reached out to all promoters of their originally scheduled European festival dates and proposed to release playlists on their Spotify channel of the sets they were set to perform on the respective days. For all of their 25+ year career, the band have always changed the setlist of their live shows from one event to another. No performances were ever identical; setlists change nightly. Members of Clutch use an alphabetical, rotating system to determine the setlist for each show. Neil Fallon creates the setlist for the first show of each tour, followed by Jean-Paul Gaster, Dan Maines, and Tim Sult, then repeat, keeping the shows fresh for both the audience and the artist! The creation of these new Spotify playlists will rotate between the band members like normal, taking into account the intended allotted playing time at each festival date. Watch a message from the band:
A consortium of European Metal Festivals, hurt by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have banded together to do some good and to create a unique online event for both bands and fans! Continue reading
Paradise Lost is releasing a remastered version of their classic album Host on March 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released their first lyric video from the album, the stunning and sad ‘So Much Is Lost’. Watch it now! Continue reading
Long running Dutch Music festival Into The Grave has announced Slayer as their headliners for 2016. Joining them on the bill will be Airborne, Kreator, Carcass, Exodus, Amaranthe, The Black Dahlia Murder and more. Into The Grave will expand to two days and its typical sister festival City Rock Leeuwarden will not take place. Tickets are already on sale at this link:
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Dutch concert festival City Rock Leeuwarden has announced the completion of its lineup with the addition of The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures. Previously announced was headliner Epica and opener Stream of Passion. The reasonably priced festival always has a diverse lineup of artists and always includes the free after party. The fest takes place August 7th. As previously reported, City Rock always runs alongside the Into the Grave Festival (August 8th), and combination tickets are available.The Answer
Line-up CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 complete!
A must-visit festival this summer is the Dutch rock festival CityRock Leeuwarden. Few festivals manage to give rock fans such a varied line-up when there is only space for six bands. With additions such as The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures alongside with the already confirmed bands Epica and Stream of Passion, the line-up of the festival is now complete.
With these names, CityRock Leeuwarden manages to present a line-up that any rock fan can enjoy. Thefestival will be held on Friday the7thof August 2015, in thecity centre of Leeuwarden, TheNetherlands. TheIrish hard rock and blues rock band The Answerhas impressed many people with their albums. They’ve even toured with AC/DC in thepast. Next month, TheAnswer will release their latest album ‘Raise A Little Hell,’ and that is exactly what they will do in Leeuwarden.
Theline-up of CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 consists of thefollowing bands: theDutch symphonic metal band Epicais theheadliner for thefestival. Furthermore, The Answer(IRE), Peter Pan Speedrock (NL), Kamchatka(SWE), Stream of Passion(NL) and Red Vultures(NL) will perform. Tickets are available at thewebsite and cost €15,-. without service fees. A ticket costs €20,-. at thebox office. After thefestival, visitors can visit theafter party which will be held in café Fire Palace for free. Fire Palace is only a few metres away from thefestival ground. Thebands that perform here will be announced soon.
One can also buy combi tickets for CityRock Leeuwarden and metal festival IntotheGravethat will be organized a day later (on the8th of August) on thesame location. On IntotheGravebands such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,Ensiferum, Avatar, Audrey Horne and Betraying the Martyrswill perform.
A local opening band will be added to be line-up of IntotheGrave. There is also an afterparty after IntotheGrave, which visitors can attend for free. This afterparty will also be held at Fire Palace. Two Dutch bands will perform here, namely MagnaCult and Edge of Serenity. A combi ticket for IntotheGraveand CityRock Leeuwarden costs €25,- without service fees.
When you’re through with the regular metal festivals, big crowds and ridiculously high ticket, food and beverage prices, the annual Into The Grave festival is arguably one of the best alternatives at hand. Its location in the historic inner city of Leeuwarden can’t be beaten. This year’s third installment brings us a variety of bands like Bliksem, Jungle Rot, Heaven’sBasement, Sodom and Devildriver. Meanwhile, Satyricon and Paradise Lost are the resident headliners. Continue reading
Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to announce, in partnership with Into The Grave Festival, a contest where you can win two (2) tickets to attend the Into Grave Festival at Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Satyricon and Paradise Lost are headlining and bands like Sodom, Devildriver, Jungle Rot and Bliksem providing the sonic foundation for the ultimate festival experience. Continue reading
When you’re done with big festivals like Wacken Open Air and Graspop and you’re on the look out for a more affordable alternative, then the annual Into The Grave festival may suit your needs. Ghost Cult caught up with Into The Grave mainman Paul van Berlo to see what makes his festival such a special event. Continue reading