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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...
As previously announced, Gorgoroth will be on the road on November 20th for the 2nd leg of the “Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt” European tour, with Cavus and Noctem as support bands.
The tour schedule is:
20.11.2010 – Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 – Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 – Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Gala Hala, Metelkova
23.11.2010 – Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 – Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 – France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 – Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010 – UK, Derby @ Redemption
The band will also return to continental Europe at the end of the year for a 7-date “Blackfest Over X-Mass 2010? festival tour with Belphegor and Impiety. This tour will start on 26.12.2010 and continue into 2011, with the final date taking place on New Year’s Day. The complete list of shows is as follows:
26.12.2010 – Germany, Essen @ Turock
27.12.2010 – Germany, Berlin @ C-Club
28.12.2010 – Germany, Leipzig @ Theater-Fabrik-Sachsen
29.12.2010 – Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.12.2010 – Germany, Augsburg @ Kantine
31.12.2010 – Switzerland, Zizers @ Event Stage
01.01.2011 – Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet
The 2011 edition of the Metalfest Open Air Germany is set to take place on May 27th - 29th, 2011. Finnish metal act Kivimetsan Druidi is the latest act to be confirmed for the festival. Additional details on the Metalfest can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sabaton, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Sodom, Watain, Belphegor, Kalmah, and more.
Austrian death/black metallers BELPHEGOR have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Blood Magick Necromance." The album will be released on January 14th in Europe and February 8th in the US. It was designed by Austrian artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY etc).
Austrian death metal act Belphegor has confirmed its appearance for next year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place between August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2011 at its new location in Schlotheim/Flugplatz Obermehler, Germany.
The confirmed festival line-up is as follows:
HAIL OF BULLETS
German thrash icons Sodom have announced its participation in the forthcoming edition of
Germany's "Metalfest" festival, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Dessau. Other big name metal acts such as Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy have also been confirmed. The confirmed festival line-up can be found below, with more acts expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Metalfest Confirmed Line-Up:
CRADLE OF FILTH
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Blood Magick Necromance." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on January 14th in Europe and on February 8th in North America.
The tracklisting is as follows:
"In Blood - Devour This Sanctity"
"Rise To Fall And Fall To Rise"
"Blood Magick Necromance"
"Discipline Through Punishment"
"Angeli Mortis De Profundis"
"Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan"
"Possessed Burning Eyes"
Belphegor has finished the recording for the band's upcoming full-length album, which will be titled "Blood Magick Necromance." The new album was recorded in Sweden's Abyss Studios, produced by Peter Tägtgren, and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. "Blood Magick Necromance" will be released on January 14th in Europe and February 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast records.
"This will be the most epic and monumental Belphegor work to date," commented front man Helmuth. The track listing and cover artwork for the new album is expected to be released shortly.
Norway's Emancer has checked in with the following report of the band's European tour with Belphegor and Vreid:
"We're back from 16 days on the road with Belphegor and Vreid, and what a great experience it has been! This was our first tour and getting out to metal fans all over Europe was just amazing. Some places were more lively than others for sure, especially Sofia, Erfurt, Bratislava and generally all the gigs in Spain will bring good memories. And it was great to end the tour at the Metal Invasion Festival in Passau!
"Sadly there were some problems during the tour that lead to a few shows being canceled. We can only say that we're sorry about this, but it was completely out of the hands of the bands. The last thing we want when we're on tour is to cancel gigs, but sometimes we can't do anything about it. Let's hope that we'll have another chance to play in places like Krakow and Marseille at a later time!
"Special thanks goes to the crew guys and sound technician Helge who did an amazing job, and of course to all the guys in Vreid and Belphegor for a great time on the road! If you have any photos or videos from the tour, please don't hesitate to contact us. Meanwhile, external photo galleries are being posted on our website."
Norway's Vreid is currently on tour with Belphegor and Emancer. The band has now checked in with the following brief announcement about tonight's Polish show being canceled:
"We're sorry to confirm that the show in Kracow tonight is canceled. The decision of canceling was totally out of our hands. We were really looking forward to playing our first show in Poland so we feel really sorry for all of you planning to attend the show."
You can still catch Vreid live on the following dates:
10/3 2010 Randal Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
10/4 2010 Faval Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/5 2010 Blue Hell Club Budapest, HUNGARY
10/6 2010 RBF Club Sofia, BULGARIA
10/8 2010 Chanel 0 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
10/9 2010 Dynamo Saal Zürich, SWITZERLAND
10/10 2010 ACCO Lyon, FRANCE
10/11 2010 Mephisto Barcelona, SPAIN
10/12 2010 Ritmo Y Compás Madrid, SPAIN
10/13 2010 Santana 27 Bilbao, SPAIN
10/14 2010 Le Local Metal La Penne Sur Huvaune, FRANCE
10/15 2010 Entrepot Brugge, BELGIUM
10/16 2010 X Point Halle Passau, GERMANY
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.
Canadian tech-death metallers NEURAXIS have been tapped to support the legendary DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead- To Hell With God Tour” in February and March of next year. BELPHEGOR, BLACKGUARD and PATHOLOGY will also be on the bill. The run will kick off in Atlanta, GA on February 15th and conclude in Tempe, AZ on March 10th.
Vocalist Alex Leblanc comments, “It is a real honor to tour which such legends. I've been listening to Deicide since I was 15 years old and it influenced me a lot. It's also the perfect tour to promote our new album “Asylon”, which comes out around the same time. We can't wait to hit the states once more and play our new stuff for all the fans out there. February can't come soon enough.”
NEURAXIS’ upcoming album, “Asylon” will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011. “Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist.) The band is also playing Metalfest at Batisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivieres Quebec on Saturday, October 16th with Cannibal Corpse. More...
Florida death metal veterans Deicide will embark on the "God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour" in February/March 2011. The Bloody Disgusting-sponsored trek, which is scheduled to kick off on February 15th, will feature support from Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis, and Pathology.
2/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2/16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
2/17 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
2/18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
2/19 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
2/20 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
2/21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
2/22 - Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec
2/23 - Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus
2/24 - London, ONT - Music Hall
2/25 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
2/26 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
2/27 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
2/28 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
3/01 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
3/02 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3/04 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
3/07 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
3/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
3/09 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Vreid has checked in with the following update about adding on two more tour dates alongside Belphegor and Emancer:
"2 more dates confirmed for the October tour with Belphegor & Emancer. 07.10.2010 Belgrade (SR) - Akademija & 14.10.2010 La Penne Sur Huvaune - Le Locale Metal. This will be our first ever show in Serbia, and we are thrilled to play this new territory .This means that the tour is completly booked. 16 shows in 16 days in 12 different countries. See ya all soon."
The upcoming Vreid tour dates are as follows: More...
Vreid has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates with Belphegor and Emancer:
"Here we go again. 2010 has been a fairly quiet live year for us. We did some amazing shows in the spring; otherwise most of the time has been spend in studio working on the upcoming album. But now we are ready to blow the dust of our uniforms and get back out into the battlefields.
"In October we will do our last run to Europe in support of the Milorg album. The Milorg release has been fantastic for us, this is our 3rd European tour after this album + we have done a full North America tour and loads of festivals. Now we are ready to enter new countries, cities & venues.
"We will do a European tour in the period of 1-16 October with Belphegor & Emancer.We will do 16 shows spread on 12 countries. There are several factors that make us extremely exited about this tour: First of all we are exited to tour countries and cities we have never played before. This includes our first show in Poland, Serbia & Bulgaria ever. Also its our first shows on the Milorg tours in Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia & Hungary. More...
Romania's OST Mountain Festival will take place from August 6th - 8th, 2010 in Busteni. Details on the festival can be found at this locaiton. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:
Ashes You Leave
Emancer has announced additional tour dates this coming October alongside Belphegor and Vreid. The currently announced dates are as follows:
01.10.2010 Erfurt (DE) - From Hell
02.10.2010 Kracow (PL) - Kwadrat
03.10.2010 Bratislava (SK) - Randal
05.10.2010 Bucharest (RO) - Fabricia
06.10.2010 Sofia (BL) - R.B.F. Club
07.10.2010 Belgrade (SR) - tba
08.10.2010 Ljubljana (SLO) - Chanel 0
09.10.2010 Zurich (CH) - Werk 21
10.10.2010 Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
11.10.2010 Barcelona (SP) - Mephisto
12.10.2010 Madrid (SP) - Sala Live
13.10.2010 Bilbao (SP) - tba
15.10.2010 Gembloux (BL) - Maison Internationale
16.10.2010 Passau (DE) - Metal Invasion Festival
Italian act The Foreshadowing has been confirmed to play at the 2010 edition of the Nihil Extreme Metal Festival, which takes place on September 4th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Norwegian metallers Emancer have issued the following announcement about several upcoming European live shows alongside Belphegor and Vreid:
"Emancer will be joining Belphegor and Vreid on a European tour in October this year! Some dates have already been confirmed. More dates will follow. We're looking forward to see you on the road!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
05.10.2010 RO Bucharest Fabricia
06.10.2010 BL Sofia R.B.F. Club
08.10.2010 SLO Ljubjana Chanel 0
09.10.2010 CH Zürich Dynamo Saal
Yesterday Austrian blackened death metal act Belphegor ended the last rehearsing session for the band's upcoming studio album. Belphegor bassist Serpenth comments: "Its Belphegor to the bone, nine monumental - epic arrangements. The sound collages have a haunting - ritualistic atmosphere. Werk IX will be the longest playing Belphegor album yet."
Guitarist Helmuth also stated, "Sunday we returned form the awesome Metal Gate Open Air we shredded in Czech, and went direct back in the rehearsal bunker. Fucking wicked! The last rehearsals turned out fantastic. We practiced day and night to get every level to the highest peak."
The band is set to enter The Abyss Studios in Pärbly, Sweden on June 19th to begin recording the new album.