Bloodstock Open Air is making plans to return in 2021 and every year festival founder Paul Gregory curates a selection from other heavy-metal-friendly artists, both established and new, who has caught his attention the previous year. In 2021, Paul wants to give a chance to artistic newcomers to win the opportunity to hang a piece of their work alongside his own and other respected creatives in the on-site RAM Gallery, so he’s devised an art competition. To enter you need to design and create your own piece of artwork, based around and inspired by one of the bands performing at Bloodstock 2021. Paul will jointly judge the competition alongside friend and fellow artist, Mark Wilkinson (illustrator of album sleeves for Marillion, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, The Darkness), and the winner will have their work professionally framed, lit, and hung in the RAM Gallery on-site next August. In addition to this honour, the winner will bag a pair of weekend festival tickets, a personal tour of the RAM Gallery on-site with Paul Gregory, and the potential to watch 3 songs from the side of the stage of the band they’ve chosen to create their artwork for (subject to closed stages).
Hopefully returning for 2021, Helsinki’s Tuska Festival is one of the greatest musical events in the world. Gojira has been added to the bill, joining other headliners Korn, Gojira, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Bodom After Midnight, Insomnium, Mokoma, Beast In Black, Symphony X, Eluveitie, Jinjer, Lost Society, Belzebubs, High On Fire, Perturbator, Oranssi Pazuzu, Vltimas, Gaahls Wyrd and more to be announced. Gojira returns, along with Korn and Deftones as headliners from the previously canceled 2020 event.
Ukraine’s prog metallers Jinjer released their very first official live album, Alive In Melbourne, today via Napalm Records. Recorded on March 5th 2020 on the Australian leg of their highly successful Macro World Tour, before everything in the touring and concert industry halted due to the global pandemic. To celebrate, not only can you listen to Alive In Melbourne in its entirety on all streaming platforms but together with Napalm Records, the band willl also premiere the complete Alive In Melbourne concert video on Youtube for FREE! Tune in to the Napalm Records Youtube Channel at 8pm CET and experience the energy that Jinjer live at home for FREE! Continue reading
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Ukraine-based Progressive Metal band Jinjer has released a live performance video for their latest single “Retrospection (Live)”, off of their upcoming live album: Alive In Melbourne, releasing on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. The concert was filmed and recorded on March 5th this year during their debut Australian tour. The pandemic canceled the rest of the “Macro” World Tour a week later. Jinjer has announced a string of new tour dates and festivals for 2021 when things hopefully, open back up. Watch the clip now and pre-order the album.
Bloodstock Open Air, rebooked for 2021, has announced a new headliner! The great Heavy Metal legends Mercyful Fate, featuring King Diamond, will headline the Ronnie James Dio stage on Saturday, along with Dimmu Borgir as special guests. Watch a new trailer now!
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
Jinjer just shared a new music video for their current single, ‘Noah’! The track is fifth single from the acclaimed album Macro, out now via Napalm Records! ‘Noah’ is likely the track from Macro that was the most old-school Jinjer sounding song on the album and it is badass. Directed by Oleg Rooz (http://olegrooz.com), the clip is mysterious and spooky, as well as features the band performing the track. Continue reading
Bloodstock Open Air 2020 is still hoping to go forward with its 20th-anniversary edition this summer in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival has announced that BOA 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock. The team is closely monitoring government guidelines and cooperating with the relevant authorities to assure the best and safest environment for our Bloodstockers, bands, staff, and site workers come August and will continue to keep you updated with any further developments. New bands added to the bill include Lost Society, Video Nasties, Wolf Jaw, Grave Lines, Vexed, and more TBA. Continue reading
Jinjer shares their new official music video for the track ‘Retrospection’, from their recent album Macro, out now via Napalm Records. Watch the clip below! The band has been hard at work touring behind their album with their dates all through Europe and the Mediterranean this weekend. Then it’s time for another run of North American Headline tour dates with Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder starting April 23rd. Continue reading