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EUROPE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE will close this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER BLIND GUARDIAN CANDLEMASS CARCASS CRADLE OF FILTH DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED EQUILIBRIUM EUROPE ...

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BLOODBOUND: New Song Available For Free Download

BLOODBOUND, the Swedish melodic, heavy metal band featuring members from TAD MOROSE, MORGANA LEFAY, PYRAMAZE and STREET TALK will release third full-length album, "Tabula Rasa", in Europe on April 26 and in North America on April 21 via Blistering Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Sweet Dreams Of Madness 02. ...

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HAMMERFALL, KREATOR, BELPHEGOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AREA Festival

HAMMERFALL, KREATOR, BELPHEGOR and ICON have been confirmed for the Rock Area festival, set to take place August 20-22, 2009 in Loreley, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH A.O.K. BELPHEGOR BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALLEJON CLEAN STATE DIMPLE MINDS ELUVEITIE ENDSTILLE EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS HACKNEYED HAMMERFALL HEAVEN SHALL BURN LETZTE INSTANZ ICON ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED EQUILIBRIUM GIRLSCHOOL GWAR ...

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STAM1NA, SABATON Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

STAM1NA and SABATON have been confirmed for the 12th annual Tuska open-air metal festival, set to take place June 26-28, 2009 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands will perform on three stages over the course of three days. In addition, a couple of dozen bands will appear at evening clubs throughout ...

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EQUILIBRIUM Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

German folk metallers EQUILIBRIUM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED EQUILIBRIUM GWAR KATATONIA KREATOR MILLION DOLLAR ...

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SABATON: Quality Munich Footage Posted Online

Video footage of SABATON's March 11, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). SABATON's latest album, "The Art of War", landed on the Swedish chart at No. 5. The follow-up to 2006's "Attero Dominatus" was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tägtgren and was made available in three formats: ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA KREATOR MILLION DOLLAR ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MOONSPELL MUNICIPAL ...

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SARCASTIC: New Live Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the reactivated Swedish thrash metallers SARCASTIC performing the song "Fistful Of Hate" on February 13, 2009 in their hometown of Strömstad can be viewed below. SARCASTIC returned to the live stage on December 20, 2008 when it supported SABATON as part of the Rockstad festival in Uddevalla, Sweden. This was SARCASTIC's first ...

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CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

CARCASS and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, VANDEN PLAS To Co-Headline PROGPOWER USA Showcase

German power metal giants PRIMAL FEAR return to Atlanta to co-headline this year's ProgPower USA showcase on September 10. Progressive metal stalwarts VANDEN PLAS will co-headline the evening with an exclusive U.S. performance. Support will be provided by New Jersey's SUSPYRE and California's FUTURE'S END (featuring SADUS/ex-TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio). The 10th anniversary of the ...

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SABATON: '40:1' Video Available

"40:1", the new video from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be viewed below. The clip received its premiere this past weekend at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland attended by vocalist Joakim Broden and bassist Pär Sundstrom. According to the group, "Lots of people had gathered at the Warzaw Rising Museum for the premiere which was ...

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IN FLAMES, TIAMAT, ILLDISPOSED, THE HAUNTED Members To Take Part In Metal Soccer Tournament

On Saturday, May 9, Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED will travel to Sweden to represent their country in the heavy metal soccer tournament "Metallsvenskan". The tournament will take place at the Behrn Arena in Örebro and will feature teams composed of members of such bands as IN FLAMES, SABATON, TIAMAT, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, MILLENCOLIN, THE HAUNTED and BULLET. ...

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GWAR Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

GWAR has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE PYTHIA SABATON SATYRICON SAXON THE ...

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Organizers Launch Weekly Podcast

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival — which will be held August 14-16 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England — have launched a weekly podcast that will offer up essential information along with the best in breakthrough metal and lineup announcements. According to a posting on the festival's web site, "The show will ...

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ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

ENSLAVED, MUNICIPAL WASTE and MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA CANDLEMASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MUNICIPAL WASTE SABATON SATYRICON ...

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IN FLAMES To Tour Eastern Europe In The Spring

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will embark on a tour of Easern Europe in late March/early April. Commented the band: "We have not played live in most of the countries in Eastern Europe and we are all really looking forward to it. Hope to see a lot of new faces and cool places on this tour." ...

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Reactivated SARCASTIC To Play First Hometown Show In 12 Years

Reactivated Swedish thrash metallers SARCASTIC will play a hometown show on Friday, February 13 — the band's first appearance in Strömstad since 1997! Also scheduled to appear at the Skagerack venue are punk rockers HATHOR (featuring SARCASTIC bassist Patrik "PK" Nilsson) and the next generation of metal coming from the city, WHEN HOPE FALLS. SARCASTIC ...

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IN FLAMES Drummer To Take Part In Online Chat

Drummer Daniel Svensson of IN FLAMES will take part in an online chat tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20) at 3:30 p.m. CET on the Swedish MSN page. IN FLAMES was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 7 at Hovet in Stockholm. The band ...

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WITCHKING: 'Metal Grail' Video Available

"Metal Grail", the new video from the Polish epic heavy metal band WITCHKING, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on November 11, 2008 by Psychrape Art at Rotunda club in Krakow. The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "Hand of Justice", which came out last Septemebr via Insanity Records. WITCHKING will support ...

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IN FLAMES Bassist Schedules NAMM Appearances

Bassist Peter Iwers of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will take part in the following signing sessions: EBS booth (Hall D #3382): Friday, January 16 - 1:00 p.m. ...

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SARCASTIC: Video Footage, Photos From ROCKSTAD Festival Available

Reactivated Swedish thrash metallers SARCASTIC returned to the live stage on December 20, 2008 when they supported SABATON as part of the Rockstad festival in Uddevalla, Sweden. This was SARCASTIC's first performance since 2004 and its first concert with returning guitarist Erik "Beast" Halvorsen (ex-SWORDMASTER, DEATHSTARS) in 11 years. Video footage of the performance can ...

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