Clutch’s 2020 Festival Summer Continues Online!

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:

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The European Metal Festival Alliance to Host Streaming Events This Summer

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 Release Lyric Video For “So Much Is Lost” As New Tour Begins

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

Slayer, Airborne, Kreator And Carcass To Headline Into The Grave 2016

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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:


Kerry King of Slayer. Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada

Kerry King of Slayer. Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada


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City Rock Leeuwarden Line Up Complete, Combi-Tickets On Sale

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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.

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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. The festival will be held on Friday the 7th of August 2015, in the city centre of Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The Irish hard rock and blues rock band The Answer has impressed many people with their albums. They’ve even toured with AC/DC in the past. Next month, The Answer will release their latest album ‘Raise A Little Hell,’ and that is exactly what they will do in Leeuwarden.

The line-up of CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 consists of the following bands: the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica is the headliner for the festival. Furthermore, The Answer (IRE), Peter Pan Speedrock (NL), Kamchatka (SWE), Stream of Passion(NL) and Red Vultures (NL) will perform. Tickets are available at the website and cost €15,-. without service fees. A ticket costs €20,-. at the box office. After the festival, visitors can visit the after party which will be held in café Fire Palace for free. Fire Palace is only a few metres away from the festival ground. The bands that perform here will be announced soon.

One can also buy combi tickets for CityRock Leeuwarden and metal festival Into theGrave that will be organized a day later (on the 8th of August) on the same location. On Into the Grave bands such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,Ensiferum, Avatar, Audrey Horne and Betraying the Martyrs will perform.

A local opening band will be added to be line-up of Into the Grave. There is also an afterparty after Into the Grave, 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 Into the Grave and CityRock Leeuwarden costs €25,- without service fees.

Into The Grave 2013 Festival Report

into the grave banner 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’s Basement, Sodom and Devildriver. Meanwhile, Satyricon and Paradise Lost are the resident headliners.Continue reading

Win Tickets To Attend Into The Grave Festival In Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Inrto The Grave 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

Into The Grave – An Interview With Paul van Berlo

Into+The+Grave+2013+itg20132 (1) 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