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Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.
Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.
The freshly named act list is:
The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Season of Mist is proud to announce the re-signing of Destroyer 666. The influential metal cult act will again release its next extreme masterpiece via the label.
Regarding the re-signing, guitarist/vocalist KK comments: "Believing it is preferable to go with the devil you know, Destroyer 666 has signed for our next album with Season of Mist."
Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian adds: "Even though they are not the easiest to deal with, re-signing Destroyer 666 is something I really wanted. When you operate in the metal scene, you sometimes need to face the real bad boys. This is not about playing safe."
What a ringing endorsement, eh? Sounds like the band and label just loooove each other. Set to record late July, the forthcoming album promises a return to Destroyer 666's thrashing roots. When asked about the delay between albums (the last studio full-length was "Defiance" back in 2009), KK responded:
"I have been busy with what every red blooded headbanger wants to do: tons of sex, drugs, and heavy metal - just a lot more from all of it than I had planned. Well, now I have taken a break from such things to finish the album, deal with wankers, and start gigging again." More...
Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced the first slew of thirty bands for the 15th edition of the festival to be held on May 26-29, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the list includes: Samael (performing "Ceremony of Opposites" in full), Venom and Exicter.
Ticket information can be found at this location.
There are still 50 bands expected to be announced, but so far the lineup looks like this:
Denouncement Pyre (Australia)
Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:
"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.
"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.
Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Australian black thrash battalion Destroyer 666 has had the 2000 full length "Phoenix Rising" regarded as one of the black metal genre's best records of all time by Decibel Magazine.
The album appears in Decibel's new special issue focusing on the "Top 100 Black Metal Albums Of All Time."
Destroyer 666 is also currently writing material for a new full-length album. "Phoenix Rising" and the band's "Cold Steel...For an Iron Age" were recently re-mastered and re-released with all new packaging.
Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about re-issuing the "Phoenix Rising" album from Destroyer 666:
"After the success of last year’s reissue of the Destroyer 666 classic 'Cold Steel… for an Iron Age,' many fans asked for the 2000 masterpiece 'Phoenix Rising' to get the same treatment. Well that time has come! On August 24th (28th in North America), the Australian warmongers’ sophomore album will hit the stores as CD and LP in remastered editions with brand new artwork and liner notes from the band!
"With the release of their second album 'Phoenix Rising,' DESTRÖYER 666 reached a new dimension. British magazine Terrorizer saw the Australian warriors enter 'a new phase that mixes the best of old school barbarity with quality songwriting' and Aardschok chimed into this praise by giving 90/100 points. With their steadily growing popularity, DESTRÖYER 666 had clearly delivered a must-have masterpiece in the view of old and new fans alike.
"The icing on the cake is that the long-awaited reissue of 'Cold Steel…' in vinyl LP will be released on August 24th as well!" More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:
"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!
"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"
So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...
The Deathkult Open Air 2012 Festival will be taking place between May 17th-19th at the Gewerbegebeit Baumarkt Gollnitz on Lindenstrasse 1 in Gollnitz, Germany. You can get directions to the Festival by going here. Below is the line-up and showtimes for all the bands scheduled to play at this three-day event.
Thursday 17th of May 2012
INQUISITION 23.00 - 0.00
PURGATORY 22.00 – 22.45
ORDER OF ORIAS 21.00 – 21.35
ALCHEMYST 20.00 – 20.35
Friday 18th of May 2012
URFAUST 23.00 – 0.00
HORNA 21.45 – 22.45
BLASPHEMOPHAGHER 20.30 – 21.30
ETERNITY 19.30 – 20.15
SADOMATOR 18.30 – 19.10
VORKREIST 17.30 – 18.10
SVARTIDAUDI 16.30 – 17.10
GOAT TORMENT 15.30 – 16.10
Saturday 19th of May 2012
DESTRÖYER 666 23.15 – 0.15
DIOCLETIAN 21.45 – 22.45
ASCENSION 20.30 – 21.30
HOODED MENACE 19.30 – 20.15
KETZER 18.30 – 19.10
AOSOTH 17.30 – 18.10
VENENUM 16.30 – 17.10
KRATER 15.30 – 16.10
The campsite opens at 12.00 hours and festival site opens 18.00 hours. Running order may still be subject to changes and there will be DJ sets after the shows. Visit the Deathkult Festival official site for more information.
Finland's Shape of Despair has issued the following announcement about playing the upcoming Hammer Open Air festival:
"Now it's gonna finally happen, the very first Shape Of Despair live-show. Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 2012 After-party at Klubi, Turku on Saturday 21.7. Let it be written in your scars. More info at the Hammer Open Air official website."
The festival's currently announced lineup is as follows:
Deströyer 666 (AU): Black/Thrash Metal
Asphyx (NL): Death Metal
Root (CZ): Black Metal
Gehennah (SE): Black/Thrash
Necrophobic (SE): Black/Death Metal
Portrait (SE): Heavy Metal
Charnel Winds (FI): Black Metal
The 11th Hour (NL): Epic Doom Metal
Jess And The Ancient Ones (FI): Occultic Heavy Rock
Forgotten Horror (FI): Blackened Thrash Metal
Swallowed (FI): Death Metal
Gorephilia (FI): Death Metal
Krypts (FI): Death Metal
Cryptborn (FI): Death Metal
Vorum (FI): Death Metal
Damngod (FI): Groove Death Metal
Devastracktor (FI): Thrash Metal
Cannibal Accident (FI): Grindcore
A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:
Milking the Goatmachine
Check out the trailer here:
Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the Destroyer 666 album "Cold Steel... For An Iron Age" with bonus material:
"With 2002's 'Cold Steel... for an Iron Age,' black/thrash metallers DESTRÖYER 666 continued their steep climb in the favour of fans and critics alike. The Australian warmongers were received with praise like 'Hail and kill indeed' in a 9/10 review from Terrorizer or described like 'Deströyer 666 offer the best of their Black/Thrash know-how, refined with the usual Australian vice' in Rock Hard FR (8/10). With time its impact even grew as Encyclopaedia Metallum now awards this album a 100% review twice, while saying: 'Cold Steel is pretty much a perfect album. It is fast, intense, and aggressive and most of all, incredibly infectious!'
"On next December 9th, this modern classic will be re-released in an irresistible package. The new version not only includes the bonus track 'The Dragon,' but the Australians also treated their masterpiece to a spectacular brand-new graphic design with liner notes. This is clearly a must have for all DESTRÖYER 666 fans!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Black City - Black Fire
2. Clenched Fist
3. Cold Steel...
4. Sons of Perdition
6. The Calling
7. Savage Pitch
8. Witch Hunter
10. The Dragon [bonus track]
The reissue of "Cold Steel... for an Iron Age" is available for pre-order on Season of Mist's e-shop at this location.
Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:
July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The current lineup is as follows:
Milking The Goatmachine
For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.
German thrash metal veterans Destruction have announced that Destroyer 666 will be unable to participate in the band's scheduled tour of North America this April, because guitarist and vocalist K.K. Warslut will be undergoing surgery on a torn ACL. Replacing them on the bill will be fellow thrash legends Heathen, who released their first new album in nineteen years, "Evolution Through Chaos" last year.
Speaking on the tour's lineup, Destruction front man Schmier stated:
"Destruction wishes Keith a safe and quick recovery! In the meantime, we are really happy to announce their old friends Heathen as a replacement for Deströyer 666! These Bay Area thrashers are one of my favorite thrash bands of all time and we will be sharing the European stages with them in some weeks on the Killfest tour. It's fantastic to have an opportunity to tour with old friends on both sides of the globe! German and Bay Area thrash together on tour - how much more kick-ass can it get?! I can't wait to hit the road again now, hope to see you all out there!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Germany’s Destruction has announced ten additional shows on the band's upcoming “North American Reckoning 2011” tour, which is set to launch at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theater on April 26th.
The south German trio will be returning to North America in support of the new studio album, "Day Of Reckoning," due out in the U.S. and Canada on March 8th, 2011 and on February 18th in Europe. Special guests on the tour are Australia’s Destroyer 666 and now opening will be Texas thrashers Warbeast, who are signed to Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records label.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
04/26/11 RICKSHAW THEATRE – VANCOUVER, B.C. – CANADA
04/27/11 STUDIO SEVEN - SEATTLE, WA
04/29/11 OAKLAND METRO OPERAHOUSE – OAKLAND, CA
04/30/11 THE BOARDWALK - ORANGEVALE, CA
05/01/11 BRICK BY BRICK - SAN DIEGO, CA
05/03/11 ORIENTAL THEATER - DENVER, CO
05/05/11 REGGIE'S ROCK CLUB - CHICAGO, IL
05/06/11 PEABODY'S - CLEVELAND, OH
05/07/11 HARPO'S - DETROIT, MI
05/08/11 MAVERICK'S BAR - OTTAWA, ON - CANADA
05/09/11 FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES - MONTREAL, ON - CANADA
05/10/11 BOURBON ST. BALLROOM - BALTIMORE, MD (No Destroyer 666)
05/11/11 B.B. KINGS - NEW YORK, NY
05/13/11 JAXX - SPRINGFIELD, VA
05/14/11 RESPUESTA – SANTURCE, PUERTO RICO - DESTRUCTION ONLY
05/16/11 THE RAIL - FORT WORTH, TX
05/17/11 MUG SHOTS - AUSTIN, TX
05/18/11 NUMBERS - HOUSTON, TX
05/20/11 GALAXY THEATRE - SANTA ANA, CA
05/21/11 ANGEL’S – YUCAIPA, CA
05/22/11 KEY CLUB - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
German thrash metal legends Destruction has announced that they will be heading to North America in April for a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "Day Of Reckoning." Supporting them on the trek will be Destroyer 666. Speaking on the tour, Destruction frontman Schmier stated:
"It feels fantastic to return to North American shores for the first time after our return to Nuclear Blast with a new album as brutal as Day Of Reckoning on our backs. This is the strongest material we have written since [2001’s] The Antichrist and we are burning to present these shredding songs and introduce our new 6.6 foot tall drum animal VAAVER live! Of course, all the Destruction classics will be there; we know what our faithful fans want and we will serve them well! You will feel the force of the strongest line-up we have ever had. Experience the true power and the rigorous precision of German thrash metal live this spring! Can't fuckin' wait!"
The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
Destroyer 666 has issued the following update about wrapping up the "World Defiance" tour and working on an upcoming full-length album:
"I write this as the first snow fall blankets the earth. It seems appropriate to update about now. The World Defiance Tour is over, and the band return to their lairs to refuel, regain and compose the next album SEIGE. D666 will return to US shores for a short tour and Maryland Death Fest in May/June 2011."
The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.
Thursday, May 26th:
LACK OF INTEREST
Friday, May 27th:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Saturday, May 28th:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sunday, May 29th:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
BAD ACID TRIP
Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...