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Another three artists are presented by the Gates of Metal festival which takes place in Hultsfred, Sweden between the 5 and 6 of August.
The new artists are Children of Bodom, Nocturnal Rites and Twilightning. The festival has now confirmed eight artists to the third edition of Gates of Metal.
This years festival will expand and opens on the Friday evening with performances. This will also mean that there is going to be more artists performing at Gates of Metal 2005 than other years.
5000 tickets have been released, and foreign visitors can make their reservation at the official festival website. The website is now available in English as well.
Previously confirmed artists include: Edguy, Grave Digger, Amon Amarth, Dream Evil, God Among Insects.
CAGE has been confirmed to play at the Earthshaker Festival 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MANOWAR will headline the festival and will also feature TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, RHAPSODY, GRAVE DIGGER, MASTERPLAN and many other bands.
Sweden's In Flames will be playing at the Graspop Metal Meeting which takes place in Dessel, Belgium on June 24-26. Among the other performers at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are: Accept, Grave Digger, Iron Maiden, Lacuna Coil, Dio and Nevermore. You can check out the festival website here.
Dream Theater are the latest band confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Also scheduled to perform at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Axel Rudi Pell, Grave Digger, Suicidal Tendencies and Exciter. More confirmations will be announced soon.
Testament, Overkill, Children of Bodom, Rhapsody, Grave Digger and Masterplan are among the latest bands confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Children of Bodom
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
A poster for the festival can be viewed at this location.
As previously reported, festival headliners Manowar are currently in studio working on a new song to be performed at EarthShaker Fest 2005. The band warn the fans that this will be only one of the many great surprises they are preparing for this show and the Mega Fan Convention.
Edguy, Grave Digger, Amon Amarth, Dream Evil and God Among Insects are the first bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 5-6, 2005 at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. More confirmations will be announced soon.
For more information, visit www.gatesofmetal.se.
Grave Digger posted the title track of "The Last Supper" on their website. You can download it as an edit single version or listen to the stream in the web radio (short version). The band added also a couple of new shows to their first part of "The Last Supper" world tour.
Feb. 11 Andernach, D - Juz-Live -Club
Feb. 12 Langen/b.Frankfurt, D - Stadthalle
Feb. 13 Ludwigsburg, D - Rockfabrik
Feb. 14 Berlin, D - C-Club
Feb. 15 Hamburg, D - Markthalle
Feb. 16 Cobenhagen, DK - The Rock
Feb. 17 Bochum, D - Matrix
Feb. 18 Lichtenfels, D - Stadthalle
Feb. 19 Glauchau, D - Alte Spinnerei
Feb. 20 München, D - New Backstage
Feb. 21 Mailand, I - Transilvania
Feb. 22 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Mar. 06 Athen, GR - Club Rodon
Mar. 11 Vienna, A - Planet Music
May 07 Sao Paulo, BS - Direct Music Hall
Jun. 24 - 26 Graspop Festival, BG
July 08 Rock Harz Festival, D
July 31 Gates of Metal Festival, SW
Sept. 03 Polheim- Festival, D
Legendary German power metal institution Grave Digger have posted the cover artwork (by artist Gyula Havancsak) for their upcoming new album, "The Last Supper", on their official website here. "The Last Supper" is scheduled to be released on January 17, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band describes the album as being "More metal, more passion and more power" and will have a running time of 53 minutes.
Here is the track listing: More...
German band Grave Digger are to release new album 'The Last Supper' through Nuclear Blast Records. It will be out in January, and is to feature 12 tracks.
Grave Digger are confirmed for the WDR Rockpalast "Bootleg" Show together with Kreator in Cologne ("Underground“) on December, the 9th! Chris Boltendahl and his band have already announced a special show. The concert will be broadcasted later on WDR.
"Valhalla", the new video from the German Power metallers GRAVE DIGGER, is now available on the band's official page in Quicktime format. The clip was filmed in Pratteln (Switzerland), Barcelona (Spain), Lichtenfels (Germany) and Bochum (Germany) during GRAVE DIGGER's "Rheingold World Tour" in January.
In other news, GRAVE DIGGER plan to release a new album on 17th January 2005 via Nuclear Blast. A world tour will follow soon afterwards, starting in April 2005.