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Persian melodic death metal band Arsames will release a four-song EP called "Persian Death Metal Tribute to Warriors Of Metal" this summer. The EP includes covers of Amon Amarth, Kreator, Carcass and Sepultra. There will be a bonus track, "Testament of the King," on the album, which is remixed and remastered from the band's previous album, "Immortal Identity."
You can check a trailer of the EP here.
A new video interview with German thrash metal act Kreator has been posted online. You can check out the interview, which features guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, in the player below.
After the grey and miserable weather the day before, it was nice to awake on the final day of Graspop and be greeted with plenty of sunshine. While that may not have been the most metal sentence I have ever written, the roster of bands on display may well have been the most extreme of the weekend.
Like the previous day, we wasted a little time in the campsite before heading into the main area to catch the second main stage band, in today's case, Canadian heavy metal heroes, Anvil. Of course, everyone knows the story of Anvil by now, and perhaps that's made this set such a special one. From the opening guitar shrieks of "March Of The Crabs/666" there were smiles all around, not least from frontman Steve "Lips" Kudrow. The fact that everyone could see how much fun the band were having made the fans enjoy it all the more, which I'm sure in turn only fueled the smiles on the faces of Anvil. It might seem a strange word to use to describe a performance from a metal band, but Anvil are a really fun live experience. It's impossible to watch them and not headbang or raise the horns. Kudrow's interaction with the crowd is simply great, not least because he doesn't patronise the audience with cliche lines like "Are you ready to party?" I was also impressed by his ability to perform his guitar duties flawlessly, while still singing. Drummer Rob Reiner and bassist Glenn Five also deserve alot of credit, as their skills were on full display today, particularly Reiner's during, "White Rhino." Having only a fairly short set, only three songs from the group's new album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" were performed today, namely the title track, "On Fire" and "New Orleans Voodoo," but they all went down well with the crowd, who did their best to sing along to the latter. Another highlight came during Kudrow's guitar solo, which he did by playing his axe with a vibrator. An unorthodox method, but effective. As one might expect, they closed their set with the anthemic, "Metal On Metal," which went down a treat for all viewing. While they may not be the greatest heavy metal band to ever grace the Earth, they might well be one of the most enjoyable and were a great way to start the day.
It was then over to Marquee 2 for a little crossover thrash from D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.) There were plenty of old school thrashers in attendance for them, complete with upturned caps and white shoes, and they all seemed to enjoy what they were witnessing. As much as I've always liked the band and crossover in general, I found watching them for as long as I did to be a little much, as most songs follow a similar formula, resulting in the performance getting a little boring after a short while. It seems I was not alone in this opinion, as there were plenty who came in to watch, then left after a couple of songs. D.R.I. are, like Anvil, all about having fun, but they don't possess the same stage presence. Songs like "Snap/I'd Rather Be Sleeping" and "Asleep At The Wheel" are always good to hear, but they felt rather tame today. Perhaps it would be better to catch them in a small club setting, because they weren't able to make it work in the Marquee. More...
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
German thrash metal favorites Kreator have announced that they are planning to begin working on their next album in May, the follow up to 2009's, "Hordes Of Chaos." A message from frontman Mille Petrozza reads as follows:
"I have 5 songs more or less ready and ideas for at least 5 more. We are really looking forward to get back into the creative process again. We know that our fans only expect the best from us and we, as a band, will make sure that none of you will be disappointed. I am very aware that some of you don`t like the fact that Kreator is releasing a new album only every 3-4 years, but let me tell you that it will be worth the wait!
"Keep an eye our Homepage, Facebook, and Myspace. We'll be posting some stuff from the rehearsals soon."
You can also check out footage of Kreator performing at the Summer Breeze festival at this location.
The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...
The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:
"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"
The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...
The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
Kreator has uploaded a video clip of the band performing the song "Warcurse" at the 2009 edition of the Summer Breeze festival. You can watch the performance footage in the video clip below.
Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
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British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.
The lineup is now as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Blaas Of Glory
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Hail Of Bullets
Heaven Shall Burn
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Metalcamp festival:
"Hey out there! Visions of Atlantis will be playing on Metalcamp 2011 which takes Place in Tolmin/SLO from the 11th to 17th of July 2011.
"VoA will perform among other great bands like Blind Guardian, Arch Enemy, Accept, Kreator, In Extremo, Amorphis, etc. Be sure to check your tickets fast!"
Additional details on the Metalcamp Festival can be found at this location.
Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place between July 11th and 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The confirmed line-up includes:
Thaurorod has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Metalcamp festival:
"Thaurorod is confirmed to play at Metalcamp 2011. It is absolutely great to play on this amazing festival with beautiful location in Tolmin Slovenia together with all the great bands as Blind Guardian, Accept, Kreator, Amorphis, Death Angel, Wintersun, Alestorm, Kalmah and many many more...
"We hope we can give something totally outrageous for the audience coming to see us to boost even more your mood on these headbangers holidays! Until then... take a listen to the new track 'Morning Lake' we just posted from the album! Thaurorod wishes you a magnificent year 2011!"
Additional details on the Metalcamp festival can be found at this location.
Suicidal Angels has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:
"Back from the snow! So this is it. Thrashfest 2010 has reached its end and after a difficult journey back home, we have returned to our base loaded with memories of a tour which proved to be the strongest of our career so far!
"Kreator, Exodus and Death Angel, along with us, formed an explosive package that toured around Europe for 24 days, bringing chaos to every city and selling out every show in the best of venues.
"A great honor for us to share the same stage with all these bands and receive thrash lessons every night, looking forward to the moment that we'll meet again on the road! Many thanks to all the crew of the tour that helped us along the way! Thank you David, Pit, Thilo, Gump, Julie, Thomas, Stony, Simon, Merlin, Margarida, Tibo, for giving your best and 100% of what you've got to bring this mission through!
"This tour, these sold out gigs, and the endless after-show parties will never be forgotten... Only way such thing could happen, is by joining new ones! We want to thank all the fans that moshed for us, screamed their lungs out for us, buying ALL our merch and filling the venues even though we were the opening band. Can't wait to see you all in March on our next European tour with Death Angel. Cheers to everyone out there!"
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Thrash legend Exodus has added six headlining shows in UK before teaming up with Kreator, Death Angel and openers Suicidal Angels For 'Thrashfest 2010' European Tour. The headlining dates are as follows:
Nov 18 Wrexham, Wales - Central Station
Nov 19 Glasgow, Scotland - G2
Nov 20 Dublin, Ireland - The Village
Nov 21 Belfast, Ireland - Spring and Airbrake
Nov 22 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Nov 23 London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
Here are the 'Thrashfest 2010' European Tour dates: More...
The Thrashfest 2010 tour, which will feature a headlining performance from German thrash metal legends Kreator, as well as slots from American thrash titans Exodus and Death Angel, along with young Greek outfit Suicidal Angels, has posted a trailer online for the trek. You can check it out below.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
German thrash metal act Kreator have been announced as the headlining act for this year's Christmas Metal Festival. CMF2010 is set to take place December 4, 2010 in Lichtenfels, Bavaria, Germany.
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