Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa
Devastating news as Judas Priest shredder Richie Faulkner has a major medical condition (heart) that has landed him in the hospital for treatment. Thus the Judas Priest tour is postponed until a later date. News was proken by the Judas Priest PR team. The Priest were finally celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with the The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, with Sabaton as openers.Get well soon Richie! Continue reading
Sabaton has shared a new two-song digital single which features their highly sought after cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come’ and “Metal Trilogy,” a medley of the band’s “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crue,” and “Metal Machine.” This is now available digitally on all streaming platforms, and the song can be heard at the link below. The limited edition vinyl is already sold out. The band also released a stunning 3D motion graphics animated lyric video for “Kingdom Come” which can be viewed here:
Long-running World-History obsessed Power Metallers from Sweden, Sabaton have announced additional tour dates that will keep them on the road until mid- 2022, at least. The band will headline some festivals in Euorpe, then provide direct support to Judas Priest on their 50 Years of Heavy Metal North American tour, as well as headline dates next year as well. Sabaton will lead the bill at two major European festivals: July 9 at Exitfest, held at the Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia, and the Czech Republic’s Rock Castle on August 20. The Spring of 2022 will see Sabaton bring its live shows to 26 cities in 17 European countries – “The Tour To End All Tours.” The band continues to support their last full-length album, 2019’s The Great War, out now via Nuclear Blast Records, as well as some more recent singles and special content. The complete itinerary is below; for all ticket purchasing info, visit the link below.
Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:
Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest, will finally celebrate their 50th anniversary this year with the launch of a North American tour this fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest-charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 11 at 10 am local time at the link below. Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour – which will run throughout September (kicking off on September 8th in Reading, PA) and November (concluding on November 5th in Hamilton, Ontario), will feature a variety of special effects, and a new stage show for the iconic live act.
Sabaton is celebrating one-million subscribers on their popular YouTube channel by sharing a new animated music video in a surprise drop. “’No Bullets Fly’” is from their album Heroes, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Their current album, 2019’s the Great War is also out now.
A four-piece band of indeterminate origin (their home town is listed merely as “The Home of Kings”), Warkings are an international – presumably European based – supergroup who like nothing more than to cosplay while singing about such diverse subject matter as fighting, marching, combat, battles, warfare, and conflict.
Sabaton recently released a new live version of the album track ‘The Attack Of The Dead Men’ featuring RADIO TAPOK, which will be physically released on July, 10th. Now, they have shared a new video for their “The Great War” album track ‘Devil Dogs’, featuring live impressions and memorable moments from their “The Great War’ world tour.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the band, the latest Grave Digger album is a serious return to form and arguably their best release since the glory days of the eighties. Delivering a fresh injection of power metal straight from the highlands of Scotland (where some of the album was even recorded), Fields of Blood (Napalm Records) is a strong statement from a band who have appear to have been taking some of their cues from military-obsessed Swedes Sabaton.Continue reading