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A promo video has been posted online for the upcoming Paganfest 2011 tour, which can be viewed below. The 2011 edition of the Paganfest tour will feature Korpilaani, Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel, and Kivimetsan Druidi. Eluveitie will also appear as special guests on extended shows.
The Grammys have been awarded, February is winding down, and we are officially late with our Best Of Year in Metal acknowledgments. So let's get to it. Like every year, I polled our diverse staff of metalheads to obtain their picks in several categories for 2010.
2010 was an interesting year in metal. Was it good? Yes. But not what one might expect at the outset. There were a lot of releases by big names, but most did not make the splash one would expect. Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquility, and Living Sacrifice all put out decent albums, but nothing too bold or worth raving over. 2010 was one more year removed from the fading metalcore trend; a year in which we could savor thrash's second life, and melodic death metal is still living strong. When the trendiest things are a return to thrash and technical metal (despite losing much of its death metal influences), that's not too bad from a metal perspective.
It's hard to say 2010 was a year for the underground to shine. The true underground bands rarely get widely noticed. But there were quite a few lesser known bands making names for themselves and grabbing their fair share of attention last year. Why is this? Is it a sign of a changing of the guard in light of the aging greats, and perhaps despite the thrash revival? It's hard to say, but personally, I discovered a lot of new bands that I thoroughly enjoy, so I am all for continuing along this path.
Let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2010 a solid year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2010. The staff picks include the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2010, Best Metal DVD of 2010, Best Metal Newcomer of 2010, Best Live Act of 2010, and Most Anticipated Release for 2011. More...
Crystalic has issued the following announcement about two upcoming live shows with Korpiklaani and MyGrain:
"Two gigs confirmed with MyGrain and Korpiklaani! These gigs also mark the first time ever that we'll be utilizing a live keyboard player. Jussi Kulomaa of Masterstroke will be joining us on stage and this is also the first time ever that we're gonna play Too Dark to See live! Join us and let's get the metal flowing!"
The details are as follows:
04.02.2011 - Klubi/Ilta, Turku with MyGrain, Hammerhead
10.02.2011 - Klubi, Tampere with Korpiklaani
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have posted a music video online for the song "Tequila," which can be viewed below. The song is off the new album "Ukon Wacka," which is set for release on February 4th, 2011 in Eurpe and February 25th, 2011 in North America.
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...
Finland's Korpiklaani is set to release the new album "Ukon Wacka" on February 4th, 2011. The band has now posted studio footage online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:
"Dear fans, a bit late, but still a big thanks to all of you who came to our shows. We were happy to see so many old friends again and meet so many new ones! We have a little surprise for you; we will go on tour again in March 2011, a new Paganfest Tour! Apart from us, also Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel and Kivimetsän Druidi will play, and on some special shows even Eluveitie and Heidevolk will take part. So, a big box full of goodies will be presented to you, for long evenings with great music, atmosphere and joy!
"We have been pretty busy finishing our upcoming album Ukon Wacka. Ukon Wacka, or Ukon Vakat, is a pagan sacrificial feast from ancient times, on which a special made beer richly flowed. As can be expected from the title, this album has an ancient and very folky feel and is totally in Finnish. To make the lyrics understandable for non-Finnish people, we will add an English description/translation in the booklet as usual.
"The album consists of 10 songs, among which you will find a song name Tequila, which is especially written for (and inspired by) our South American fans, with whom we celebrated such hard times, and who welcomed us so warmly, when we were touring in South America. Another surprise is the title song, Ukon Wacka, in which a special guest features: the famous Finnish singer Tuomari Nurmio! Last but not least features a tribute song (Päät pois tai hirteen) to the Finnish rock band Peer Günt, a great and underestimated band. We hope and expect that this album will give you as much joy as we had making it; a big folky feast for all! You only have to wait a bit, the release date is scheduled for February 4th 2011."
The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:
3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following statement regarding their upcoming co-headlining European tour with Eluveitie:
"After all this touring far abroad, we decided that it might be time for a new European tour, after all, we don't want to neglect all our great European fans and friends. So, we are happy to announce that we will team-up with our friends from Eluveitie for a co-headlining tour in October. This European Tour starts off at October 8th, and is the last chapter of our Karkelo World Tour, which started in April 2009 in the U.S.A. We will play 23 shows altogether, and we will visit Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain and England.
"Before the start of this European tour we will play at four festivals, like Summer Breeze in Germany, and the legendary Dynamo Open Air Holland in Eindhoven, Holland. In-between all festivals we managed to prepare, and even partly record, a new album at the Petrax studio in Hollola. Our upcoming album is scheduled for release in February 2011. Even though this new album will be released in winter, it definitely has a strong ‘midsummer-mood’. We are happy to announce, that one new song features a guest appearance from one of the most respected Finnish singers, and famous songwriter, who has been strongly present in the Finnish music culture for over three decades.
"Lately we have many troubles with Myspace, even uploading the flyer does not work, and adding shows gives many error messages. As soon as Myspace works okay again (which we still hope and wait for) we will put everything also online."
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have announced their participation in the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal festival. 70,000 Tons of Metal is set take place aboard the Royal Caribbean "Majesty of the Seas" and will depart on Monday, January 24th, 2011 from Miami, Florida.
70,000 Tons of Metal confirmed line-up:
ULI JON ROTH
Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie have annouced the dates for thier co-headlining tour of Europe with Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani. Support on the tour will come from the side project of Eluveitie members Meri Tadic (violin, vocals) and Anna Murphy (hurdy gurdy, vocals) called Godnr.Universe!
Eluveitie/Korpiklaani co-headline tour dates:
Oct. 08 - Torun, Poland - Od Nowa
Oct. 09 - Lodz, Poland - Dekompresja
Oct. 10 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
Oct. 11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
Oct. 12 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
Oct. 13 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Blue Box Club
Oct. 14 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
Oct. 15 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Volxhaus
Oct. 16 - Passau, Germany - Metal Invasion (Festival)
Oct. 17 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters Of Rock Cafe
Oct. 18 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
Oct. 19 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Oct. 20 - France - [to be announced]
Oct. 21 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra
Oct. 22 - Navarra, Spain - SSala Totem
Oct. 23 - La Coruna, Spain - SOla Greeen
Oct. 24 - Madrid, Spain - SHeinekken
Oct. 25 - Toulouse, France - Phare
Oct. 26 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Oct. 27 - Nantes, France - Olimpic
Oct. 28 - [to be announced]
Oct. 29 - Colmar, France - [to be announced]
Oct. 30 - Paris, France - Trabendo
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have posted footage online of their recent performance in Argentina, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about their upcoming shows:
"Finally Skiltron and Korpiklaani are touring together. Two years ago, Jonne recorded the vocals of the Skiltron song 'Praying is nothing' (album: Beheading The Liars, 2008). Yesterday the two bands shared the stage in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. Both bands team up together for the upcoming shows in Brazil. Yesterday's show was exellent, great audience and cool atmosphere. Thank you Argentina!"
Korpiklaani has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a series of tour dates in Chile later this month. The band has now posted a video message to their fans in Chile, which can be viewed below.
Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Finnish folk metal act Korpiklaani has issued the following update about the band's tour dates in Chile:
"Unfortunately the venue in Talca, Club de Boxeo, lost a part of the roof. It is impossible to play there, we are looking for an alternative, but that will be hard because of all the troubles this city currently has. We are trying to change the show in Concepción to Mendoza now. We will let you know. These two shows are for sure: Valparaiso: Centro de Eventos el Huevo Santiago: Industria Cultural We hope for more good news soon. Take care!"
Finland's Korpiklaani has issued the following update about changing their tour schedule due to the recent earthquakes:
"Dear fans, due to the earthquake our tour schedule had to be adjusted. We regret that not all shows are possible anymore, because we feel that you people definitely need some joy in these difficult times. The tour schedule might be adjusted again in the next days, because we are still trying to arrange some things.
"For now we can tell you that the shows in Bogota and Antofagasta are canceled. Bogota because of a changed flight schedule. We are working our asses off to get another Colombian show, and let you know as soon as possible. We are trying to move the Conception show to Cordova, and we DID move the show in Puerto Montt to Valparaiso, we will inform you about the venue soon.
"At this moment we expect the shows in Mexico, Talca (Chile) and Santiago (Chile) to take place, and the shows in Argentina and Brazil remain unchanged. We will spend a few days in Santiago, and on Wednesday 10th there will be a Meet & Greet for fans, we will keep you updated about it. Keep an eye on our Myspace, and hope to see you soon in good health. Hang in!"
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...
The 2010 edition of the Metal Fest Open Air Austria will take place from May 12th - 15th, 2010 More information on the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line up for the festival is as follows:
Twilight of The Gods
Six Feet Under
Legion of the Damned
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:
1/22 2010 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
1/23 2010 The Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma
1/24 2010 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/25 2010 Club Red Tempe, Arizona
1/26 2010 Ultra Violet Social Club Los Angeles, California
1/27 2010 Ramona Main Stage Ramona, California
1/28 2010 Thee Parkside San Fransisco, California
1/29 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
1/30 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/31 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia
2/18 2010 YO-Talo Tampere
2/19 2010 FME Helsinki
2/20 2010 Rytmikatti Kouvola
2/26 2010 Henry’s Pub Kuopio
2/27 2010 Kellari Joensuu
3/5 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Ciudad de Mexico
3/7 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Bogota, Bogotá (Distrito Capital)
3/9 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Antofagasta
3/11 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Talca
3/12 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Concepción
3/13 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Puerto Montt
3/14 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Santiago
3/17 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Buenos Aires
3/19 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Campinas, Sao Paulo
3/20 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Curitiba
3/21 2010 Vodka Revolution Tour Sao Paulo
3/27 2010 Virgin Oil Helsinki