Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, and Bang Your Head Festivals are All Canceled Over Coronavirus

 

Germany is home to the greatest metal festivals in the world including Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, and Bang Your Head Festivals and now they are all canceled after the German federal government banned all major events in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced tentative steps to slowly start returning the country to normal, explaining that no large events such as soccer matches, concerts and festivals will be allowed before the end of August at the earliest. This comes in addition to personal lockdown, which has been extended through May 3. Wacken posted a message on their Facebook announcing the cancelation. Continue reading

Beartooth Shares Video For – “Bad Listener”, Tour Dates Booked

Beartooth has shared a performance video for their track ‘Bad Listener’. The performance video was shot at the bands’ performance at Rock Am Ring this past summer. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe. Beartooth will return to the road this fall on tour with A Day To Remember, I Prevail, and Can’t Swim. All dates, including festival appearances, are below. Beartooth has two recent releases, Disease in the spring and the digital-only The Blackbird Session acoustic EP. Continue reading

System of A Down Announce More Shows For Summer 2020

System of A Down has already been announced for festivals such as Download in 2020, and now added new festivals and headline shows for Europe next summer. All dates are below, but not all are on sale yet. The band played a couple of U.S. Music festivals this past May, including headlining slots at Columbus, Ohio’s Sonic Temple Festival and Chicago Open Air which Ghost Cult attended and were as great as ever! The band has repeatedly teased making new music, only to fight in the press and blame creative differences as to why they are not making a new album any time soon. Their last new music was their companion releases Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums, in 2005. Continue reading

Singer Alex Varkatzas To Sit Out Atreyu’s Upcoming Festival Dates In Europe

Tough news as Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas has announced he won’t be taking part due to critical back pain issues and other health concerns. Alex long statement explaining the situation, the frontman has reassured fans that the rest of the band will still be playing the shows as planned, and that he should be making his return in time for their Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival run starting on June 21. Continue reading

Alice In Chains Books 2019 European Tour

Alice In Chains has booked an extensive tour of Europe, including the UK for spring 2019. The band continues to support their recent release Rainier Fog (BMG). Kicking off on May 23rd in Glasgow, the 14-date tour includes three UK shows, with a date at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 24th and Wembley The SSE Arena on the 25th. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK. Direct support on some of the shows will come from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band will also play some other major headline dates and festivals including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June. Tickets are available below. 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

James Iha To Miss Upcoming Tour With A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle’s new album Eat The Elephant is a little over a month away from dropping and the band is lining up a much-anticipated headline tour to match. Sadly, due to his commitments in this summer’s Smashing Pumpkins reunion, James Iha cannot join APC on tour. The band has recruited Failure bassist Greg Edwards to fill-in. Check out the statement the band released on the topic.

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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

Rock Am Ring Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat, Today’s Lineup Canceled

Chaos ensued earlier today in Nuremberg, Germany at the legendary Rock Am Ring Festival. It was evacuated over a possible bomb threat, with the festival organizers released a statement confirming that the rest of the June 2 lineup has been canceled. Today’s show included a headlining performance from Rammstein. Continue reading