Archive for heavy metal festivals 2012

KING DIAMOND – False Reports Of New Shows & Tours

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on June 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Ole Bang, on Coven Worldwide (June 3rd, 2012):

Word has recently been going around; that we are in the planning of new show dates. To avoid any Rip Off, I shall here let you all know that we are not. In particular; we are not in the making of any plans to tour South America.

Any promoter saying differently is lying.

Do not pre-order or buy any ticket for a King Diamond or Mercyful Fate show. Once we have shows booked it will be announced here.

King Diamond is currently in pre-production for the Sweden Rock Festival and Hellfest, and those 2 performances are the only booked shows.

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Coven Worldwide is the only official King Diamond and Mercyful Fate website.

Get all your Official King Diamond and Mercyful Fate news by clicking the link below!

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

RISING – Irish Tour And European Festival Run Kicks Off Next Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

To Solemn Ash LP Streaming In Its Entirety

Danish Sludge Metallers RISING are preparing for a tour across Ireland and Northern Ireland, on their way to tackle festivals in Denmark and Sweden later this month.

Set to embark on June 6th, RISING will storm four Irish cities before their performances at Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark with the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, Immortal, Meshuggah and tons more, followed immediately by Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden with an eclectic lineup including The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and countless others.

The crushing trio will present material from their acclaimed To Solemn Ash LP, released via Exile on Mainstream in Europe in late 2011 and on North American soil in January of this year. Recorded with producer Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Trust, Obstacles, etc.), the ten-track beast To Solemn Ash is fueled by a rigorous energy, replete with monstrous, hook-laden riffs, savage vocals and organic analog tones. RISING present their infectious sounds with an urgency and originality that warrants repeated listens and most definitely needs to be witnessed live!

Stream To Solemn Ash in its entirety now via the Exile On Mainstream website.

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RISING Tour Dates:

6/06/2012 TBA – Belfast, Northern Ireland

6/07/2012 Kelly’s Bar – Galway, Ireland

6/08/2012 Fred Zeppelins – Cork, Ireland

6/09/2012 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland

6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark [info]

6/16/2012 Hultsfred Festival – Hultsfred, Sweden [info]

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on RISING, click on the links below!

http://www.risingmetal.com

http://www.rising.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/risingdk

http://www.mainstreamrecords.de

LONG LIVE RISING.

Stone.

INCANTATION To Tour Brazil With IMMOLATION – Avalanche Metalfest Date Scheduled

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

This could the ultimate NY Death Metal package of all time. INCANTATION are teaming up with their long-time friends IMMOLATION for a series of dates in Brazil.

Guitarist Alexander Bouks and band founder John McEntee (FUNERUS) commented: “This is going to be some historical shows to be sharing the stage with our longtime brothers in Immolation. We are ready to devastate the Brazilian Metal legions with our Death Metal darkness.”

John added : ‘”Yes it will be great. It’s always an honor to play for them, there are many true Death Metal Incantation supporters in Brazil.

INCANTATION w/ IMMOLATION:

July 5th – Curitiba, Brazil @ Hangar Bar

July 6th – Belo Horizont, Brazil @ Music Hall

July 7th – São José do Rio Preto, Brazil @ Avalanche Metalfest

July 8th – São Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110

July 9th – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Beco

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INCANTATION are currently completing the songwriting process for their forthcoming album to be released later this year.

Watch INCANTATION’s video below for “Dying Divinity” (with former bassist Joe Lombard who sadly passed away earlier this year, RIP).

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.incantation.com/

http://www.facebook.com/immolation

LONG LIVE INCANTATION & IMMOLATION.

Rest In Peace, Joe Lombard.

Stone.

WITCH CROSS – Danish Heavy Metal Band Returns! Performing At: KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL XV

Posted in classic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WITCH CROSS – Danish Heavy Metal band Witch Cross is back on the scene. On the 27th of April 2012, Witch Cross will take to the stage at the prestigious Keep It True Festival in Germany in front of 2000 rocking Heavy Metal fans. The band will be performing songs from their acclaimed 1984 debut album Fit for Fight and founding member and guitarist Mike “Wlad” Koch says “it’s great to be playing the old songs along with one or two new ones, even though we couldn’t get the whole band back together for various reasons it’s exciting to be able to bring our music back to life in front of so many people”! And the band plans to continue to play live after this event so watch this space.

On stage with Mike Wlad will be 2 other original members of Witch Cross , bass player Jan “Little John” Fields and drummer Anders “AC” Hjort. The 3 have drafted in British singer Kevin Moore from Graham Oliver’s Saxon and guitarist Torben Aalykke who has been working with original Witch Cross singer Alex Savage for the last 23 years in Savage Affair and other musical outings.

The band’s debut album Fit For Fight along with their 1982 single No Angel/Are You There and 19 other demo tracks, spanning the bands early days until their split in 1985, has been released on a 4 vinyl limited collectors album by the American Heavy Metal label Hells Headbangers earlier this year. A double CD with some bonus video with be released in the near future.

Vocalist Kevin Moore Comments: On a personal note, it’s really exciting to be fronting Danish Metal band Witch Cross, taking my pro career full circle, as I began professionally playing in Denmark many years ago. Guitarist Mike and I are also busy writing new Witch Cross material.

WITCH CROSS Lineup – Keep It True Festival XV: 

Mike “Wlad” Koch – guitar


Jan “Little John” Fields – bass

Anders “AC” Hjort
 – drums

Kevin Moore – vocals

Torben Aalykke – guitar

FIT FOR FIGHT (1984 – RoadRunner Records)

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(Sources: Kev Moore & Mike “Wlad” Koch)

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE KEV MOORE.

Stone.

MANOWAR – LIVE: Summer 2012 Festivals Update

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MANOWAR – As the above poster states, MANOWAR will be having quite a Metal glorious Summer of 2012!

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For more info on MANOWAR, click on the link below:

http://www.manowar.com

For MANOWAR merch, click on the link below:

www.thekingdomofsteel.com

For more info on GODS OF METAL ITALY, click  on the link below:

GODS OF METAL ITALY

For more info on the GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL, click on link below:

GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL 2012

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LONG LIVE MANOWAR.

Stone.

MARYLAND DEATHFEST X – 2012: Lineup Of Bands & Info

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Maryland Deathfest X – Whoa and Metal be thy name. Just look at the lineup of METAL bands for this years Maryland Deathfest X! This amazing Deathfest takes place at Club Sonar, in Baltimore, Maryland, from May 24th through May 27th.

* For more info, click on the link below:

MARYLAND DEATHFEST X

LONG LIVE MARYLAND DEATHFEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – To Headline At Sweden Rock Festival And Hellfest In 2012!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, speed metal with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

EXCITING KING DIAMOND NEWS JUST KEEPS ON COMING!

KING DIAMOND has recently teamed up with Nick Storch at ICM and Paul Ryan at The Agency Group.

Nick Storch will be in charge of booking KING DIAMOND concerts in North and South America, and Paul Ryan will be in charge of booking concerts in Europe and the rest of the world.

But that’s not all…!

In the past year King Diamond focused on the recovery from an open heart triple bypass surgery and is now going to return to the stage!

Yeah, that’s right:

KING DIAMOND will be headlining the Rock Stage at the Sweden Rock Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

This will be the only show in Scandinavia in 2012!

Please check out the links below for more info:

http://youtu.be/HX97_JOqpDY

http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=1&lg=2

KING DIAMOND will also be headlining the Main Stage 2 at the Hellfest in France on Friday, June 15, 2012!

Visit http://www.hellfest.fr for further information.

King Diamond about the band’s appearance at the Hellfest:

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at HELLFEST for giving us the perfect scenario to return to the stage in France.

The lineup is still:

Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead: Guitars – both from Sweden
Hal Patino: Bass – from Denmark
Matt Thompson: Drums – from the USA.

Of course I’ll be there too, singing and conjuring up the DEVIL at HELLFEST.

We can’t wait to see you there.”

(Source: Massacre Records)

* For more info on KING DIAMOND, click on the link below:

KING DIAMOND

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

Stone.

VENOM – South America Festival News For 2012

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on The Official VENOM Website aka “The Official Website Of Black Metal”:

Venom’s Management have just announced that they are currently in negotiations with the 
Promoters of a fantastic new festival in Latin America called “Metal Open Air Brazil“.
The ‘M.O.A.’ Festival will be a 3 day event in Sao Luiz [Northern Brazil] and will take place between 20 to 22 April 2012.
The event is now attracting some big names including Venom who are looking to headline on Sunday 22 April 2012.

Also in South America, Chile are currently organising a festival called “The Metal Fest Chile” on 
28 April 2012. Venom have been invited to appear as ‘special guests’ to Anthrax.

More details, confirmations & other possible dates to follow soon.

* For more info on VENOM, click on the link below:

VENOM – Official Website

LONG LIVE VENOM.

Stone.

Hellfest Open Air Festival 2012 – Black Sabbath Headlining! Lizzy Borden Confirmed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Hellfest Open Air Festival 2012 – On June 15th, 16th and 17th of 2012, Hellfest Open Air will take place in Clisson (Loire-Atlantique) France. BLACK SABBATH is headlining! With LYNYRD SKYNYRD and MACHINE HEAD! LAMB OF GODLIZZY BORDEN is confirmed! Take a look below at the beyond incredible assemblage of bands that will be performing at Hellfest Open Air 2012! Well over 60 bands!! Metal be thy name!

* For more info on HELLFEST OPEN AIR 2012, click on link below:

Hellfest Open Air Festival 2012 – facebook

LONG LIVE HELLFEST OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE LIZZY BORDEN.

Stone.

DORO – 2012 Festival Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

DORO PESCHThe Queen Of Heavy Metal: Check out below the 2012 festival tour dates where DORO will be headlining!

20.04.12 NOR – Haugesund Karmøygeddon Metal Festival

09.08.12 GER – Rottweil Kultur Festival

11.08.12 SWE – Rejmyre Skogsroejet Festival

(Source: Official Doro Pesch website)

* For more info on DORO, click here: DORO PESCH – Official Website

LONG LIVE DORO.

Stone.

ELUVEITIE – Confirmed To Headline PAGANFEST TOUR 2012!

Posted in folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Successful Swiss Pagan band ELUVEITE has been confirmed to headline the Paganfest Tour in spring 2012 with PRIMORDIAL, NEGURA BUNGET, HEIDEVOLK and SOLSTAFIR.

Singer Chrigel Glanzmann states:
“Of course we look forward to the Paganfest Tour 2012! One hand, we can not wait to show our fans the songs from our new album ‘Helvetios’ live (and we will do this extensively on Paganfest). On the other hand, we look forward to tour with such cool bands and to be on the road with good friends, like the Irish guys from Primordial. We are convinced of the line-up of the upcoming Paganfest. It is an honor for us to headline this package of great bands. We are confident that each evening on the Paganfest tour will be a musical experience that you will never forget! See you there!”

Paganfest Tour 2012:

ELUVEITIE
PRIMORDIAL
NEGURA BUNGET
HEIDEVOLK
SOLSTAFIR

KORPIKLAANI *Special Guests at extended shows
EQUILIBRIUM *Special Guests at extended shows

16.03. DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended*
17.03. DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended*
18.03. NL Tilburg, O13 *Extended*
19.03. DE Herford, X
20.03. CH Pratteln, Z7
21.03. IT Bologna, Estragon
22.03. AT Graz, PPC
23.03. AT Wien, Arena *Extended*
24.03. DE Munich, Backstage *Extended*
25.03. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
26.03. DE Hamburg, Markthalle
27.03. DE Berlin, Postbahnhof
28.03. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
29.03. DE Saarbrücken, Garage
30.03. DE Gießen, Hessenhalle *Extended*
31.03. DE Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended*
01.04. BE Antwerpen, Trix

Helvetios will be released February 10, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

Stone.

WIZARD – German Metal Band To Tour In UK and USA For The First Time In 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

German True Metal force WIZARD, who earlier this year released new studio album “…Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes”, will play their first ever live shows in UK and USA. On March 17, 2012, the band will burn the stage of the UK’s famous HAMMERFEST in Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park. They wil play there along with acts such as ANTHRAX, EXODUS and AMON AMARTH. And on May 18, 2012 the band will play in Mojoes in Joliet (Chicago suburn, Illinois) on the RAGNAROKKR METAL APOCALYPSE FESTIVAL. For more information go to www.hammerfest.co.uk and www.ragnarokkrmetal.com

(Source: Massacre Records)

…Of Wariwulfs AndBluotvarwes

* For more info on WIZARD and their new album, click the link below:

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE WIZARD.

Stone.

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