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LORDI Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish metal monsters LORDI have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AXXIS CARCASS CHILDREN OF BODOM CORVUS CORAX CREMATORY ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AXXIS CARCASS CHILDREN OF BODOM CREMATORY DESTRUCTOR ...

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GORGOROTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH has been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be one of the headliners on the event's "Black Stage." The festival billing is shaping ...

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FINNTROLL, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VREID Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON Festival

FINNTROLL, CARPATHIAN FOREST and VREID are among the confirmed bands for the fifth edition of the Karmøygeddon metal festival, set to take place April 25-26, 2008 at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FINNTROLL (FIN) CARPATHIAN FOREST (NOR) TØMMERMENN (NOR) SABATON (SWE) BULLET (SWE) VREID (NOR) COR SCORPII (NOR) ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Launch New World Tour In June

JUDAS PRIEST's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The JUDAS PRIEST machine will be rolling out on the road again next year. The tour starts in June 2008 — dates to be announced shortly! Please note that only when dates are announced here on our website are they actually official and ...

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OBITUARY, SABATON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

OBITUARY and SABATON have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AT THE GATES AVANTASIA AXXIS CARCASS CHILDREN OF BODOM CREMATORY DESTRUCTOR DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS ...

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VAN HALEN, JUDAS PRIEST Rumored For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

VAN HALEN and JUDAS PRIEST are among the bands who are rumored to be playing next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2008 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. It should be noted, however, that neither of these acts has been officially confirmed for the event and their possible participation in the festival ...

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Kick-Off Celebration To Be Broadcast Live

The organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival will announce the first 20-25 bands confirmed for next year's event during the kick-off party on November 24 at Tyrol in Stockholm. The party will be broadcast live on the Stockholm radio station 106.7 Rockklassiker beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time and will be available for streaming worldwide ...

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INCRAVE Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metallers INCRAVE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut album which came out earlier in the year on Sweden's Ulterium Records. The new CD will be mixed and mastered by Per Ryberg (BLOODBOUND, MORGANA LEFAY, TAD MOROSE) and the covert art will be painted by Kristian Wåhlin (AT THE GATES, ...

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TESTAMENT, KREATOR, SEPULTURA, MOTÖRHEAD: Photos From EARTHSHAKER FEST Available

High-quality photos from this year's Earthshaker Fest, which was held July 19-21 in Kreuth, Germany, have been posted online at the Metal-Experience.com web site. Included are pictures of the following artists: AFTER FOREVER CRADLE OF FILTH DEADLOCK DEW-SCENTED ELUVEITIE FREEDOM CALL GAMMA RAY GOD DETHRONED GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HATESPHERE J.B.O. KORPIKLAANI KREATOR LEGION OF THE ...

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IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, KEEP OF KALESSIN: Photos From ARVIKAFESTIVALEN Available

More than 160 high-quality photos from this year's Arvikafestivalen taken by Swedish metal photographer Daniel Falk have been posted online at MetalNyheter.se. Arvikafestivalen 2007 was held July 12-14 in Arvika Sweden. Bands that appeared at the event included: DARK TRANQUILLITY IN FLAMES WITHIN TEMPTATION PAIN KEEP OF KALESSIN VOMITORY SABATON THE 69 EYES ...

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DEADLOCK Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German metalcore act DEADLOCK has been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 19-21 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER BEATALLICA CRADLE OF FILTH DEADLOCK DEW-SCENTED DEZPERADOZ ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FREEDOM CALL GAMMA RAY GOD DETHRONED GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HATESPHERE J.B.O. ...

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RUNAMOK Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German thrashers RUNAMOK, featuring former PARADOX, TYRAN PACE and FINAL BREATH members, have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 19-21 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER BEATALLICA CRADLE OF FILTH DEW-SCENTED DEZPERADOZ ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FREEDOM CALL GAMMA RAY ...

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JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German thrashers JUSTICE have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 19-21 in Kreuth, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER CRADLE OF FILTH DEW-SCENTED DEZPERADOZ ELUVEITIE FEAR MY THOUGHTS FREEDOM CALL GAMMA RAY GOD DETHRONED GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HATESPHERE J.B.O. JUSTICE KEEP OF ...

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NON-DIVINE Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Dutch metal band NON-DIVINE has issued the following update: "Ruben Viets, drummer of NON-DIVINE since NON-DIVINE's start at 1999, found out that he lost his ambition for playing music and decided to leave the band. NON-DIVINE shows their deepest respect for his decision that was a difficult one for sure. He will be missed as ...

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DEW-SCENTED Replaces NAGLFAR At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have replaced NAGLFAR on the billing of this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The lineup is now as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT CRUCIFIED BARBARA DARK FUNERAL DEATH ANGEL DEW-SCENTED GRAVE DIGGER HAMMERFALL ...

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MEMFIS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival

Swedish progressive metal band MEMFIS has been confirmed for the Peace & Love festival, set to take place June 28-30 in the center of Borlänge, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are VADER, BEHEMOTH MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL, CRASHDIET, IGGY & THE STOOGES, HANOI ROCKS, SABATON, MORGANA LEFAY and DOZER, among others. In 2006, the festival organizers began ...

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