Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and More Booked for 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The tenth annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has been dropping some incredible bookings for the 2020 cruise this January. Recently added bands are Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and more have been added to the cruise lineup! Schenker’s appearance makes the Official 50th Recording Anniversary for him as an artist. For the cruise he will be joined by a very special compliment of musicians: Continue reading

Watch Video of Wintersun Performing Songs From Their Debut Album Live on Tour

Wintersun kicked off a series of fifteenth-anniversary concerts last night in Finland, celebrating their self-titled album released on September 13th, 2004 via Nuclear Blast. Watch fan-filmed video of the band performing ‘Sadness and Hate’, ‘Starchild’, and ‘Storm’ right now! Continue reading

Soilwork, Omnium Gatherum, Grave, Lordi, Visions Of Atlantis and More Booked For Rockharz 2019

Soilwork, by Rich Price Photography

Rockharz Open Air has added a flurry of new bands for this July’s festival! Soilwork, Omnium Gatherum, Grave, Lordi, Visions Of Atlantis, Burning Witches, Combichrist, Elvellon, Hell Boulevard, J.B.O., Lacrimas Profundere, and Witt have joined the event. The fest already boasts  Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Saltatio Mortis, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Hypocrisy, Epica, DragonForce, Wintersun, Korpiklaani Overkill and many more! Rockharz Open Air will take place at Flugplatz Ballenstedt from July 3rd to July 6th, 2019. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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Wintersun Books A US Tour With Ne Obliviscaris And Sarah Longfield

Progressive-Folk metal kings Wintersun gave booked a US tour for this fall. Direct support will come from Ne Obliviscaris and Sara Longfeld. All dates are below.

The band commented:

“United States of America and Canada! We are extremely excited to announce North American Forest Tour 2018!!! It’s been a while since we last saw you guys during our successful North American tours in 2012 and 2013, which you guys made very special. Now we are finally coming back to play for you with a new killer show this September – October 2018! This tour will be an epic and a rare treat for our North American fans.

“We are also stoked to have two really strong supports with us on this tour: Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield. So join the party! Let’s have some fun and let’s rock together! Please share this news!
 Tickets will be available this Friday on June 8th. Make sure to check our Facebook on Friday and click the notifications ON, so you don’t miss the tickets launch.”


Tour dates:

Sep-14  Philadelphia, PA – TLA

Sep-15  Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger

Sep-17  Atlanta, GA – The Loft

Sep-19  Dallas, TX – GMB&G

Sep-20  San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

Sep-22  Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

Sep-23  Los Angeles, CA – Mayan

Sep-24  San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Sep-26  Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks

Sep-27  Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater

Sep-29  Calgary, AB – Gateway

Sep-30  Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Oct-02   Salt Lake City, UT – Metro

Oct-03   Denver, CO – Gothic Theater

Oct-05   Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

Oct-06   Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Oct-07   Detroit, MI – Majestic

Oct-09   Toronto, ON – Opera House

Oct-10   Montreal, QC – Club Soda

Oct-12   Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Oct-13   Worcester, MA – Palladium/Rock & Shock

Oct-14   New York, NY – Irving Plaza

 

 

Bloodstock Open Air 2017 – Part 2

Day 3.

SATURDAY

If you were one of the first hundred people to enter the New Blood tent on Saturday morning, then first band of the day Ward XVI (8/10) would reward you with a goodie bag full of stuff like CDs, stickers and t-shirts etc. I strolled over to the tent a good half an hour before they were due on, only to find that half the festival was already in there. It’s amazing how people, no matter how tired or hungover, will always drag themselves out of bed on the promise of free stuff. Goodie bags aside, Ward XVI were a great way to start the Saturday fun. Eclectic and fun, they combined chuggy metal riffs with bouncy Psychobilly, creepy gothic melodies, and at one point, what appeared to be Russian folk. The band’s costumes and make-up were interesting, but like vocalist Psychoberrie‘s strait-jacketed ballad (Alice Cooper and ‘The Ballad of Dwight Frye’ anyone?) they all felt a little too familiar. Continue reading