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Carrying the energy over from ProgPower XIV’s Friday show to Saturday’s show was like a Herculean trial for me, running on a combined total of 6 hours sleep from the last two days. In the quiet of dawn, nobody from ProgPower: Hardcore, the unofficial fitness group, was awake enough to run or work out, but not for lack of effort -- They had put in a good run and hot yoga session earlier in the week. (Only at ProgPower, folks.) Fortunately, each of the seven bands on the second day’s roster brought its game face and gave me and the other concert-goers what we needed to raise our bodies, put our hands in the air, bang our heads, jump (if you really enjoyed Sabaton), and fall in love all over again.
After descending upon Einstein Bagel Co at the end of Peachtree St for breakfast with my group of fellow black-shirted friends, which brought a few funny reactions from the locals, we headed down to The Loft next to Center Stage to see Wolverine’s exclusive all-acoustic set for Gold Badge holders and sponsors only. Having rehearsed well in advance, Wolverine was a well-oiled machine, although the same could not be said for the guitar cables that seemed to be shorting out on them by the dozen. Nevertheless, the show was to be unforgettable. Drawing heavily from “Communication Lost,” perhaps the easiest Wolverine album to translate to an acoustic setting, the show took the form of a sort of “Storytellers” gig.
The typical routine they followed went something like this: Vocalist Stefan Zell or bassist Thomas Jansson would give a background and context to a song, they would play it through, Jansson or keyboardist Per Henriksson would take a passionate but subdued solo, Zell would light up the air with his voice, and the crowd would weep. It’s true -- one attendee brought a box of tissues with her, which the band autographed after the performance, for members of the audience that couldn’t help but resonate with the song. The whole performance gave the impression of a slow burn -- warm and electrifying. A special set, indeed. More...
In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.
This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.
It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...
Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.
The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.
"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."
The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):
In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...
Just following Epica's performance on the first day of ProgPower USA XIII, festival promoter Glenn Harveston revealed the lineup for ProgPower XIV, held annually at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. For 2013, Saturday's event will be held on Friday, September 6-7, 2013 and will have one less band, but Saturday there will be a triple co-headliner. The roster was revealed as the following:
Friday, Sept. 6, 2012:
Ashes of Ares
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner)
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012:
Circus Maximus (co-headliner)
Armored Saint (co-headliner)
Sabaton (co-headliner) More...
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a new music video online for the song, "Skull Crusher." You can check it out below. The video was filmed in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland and the song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Legion Of Bastards."
Niklas Stålvind (vocals and guitars) comments: "We have never had so much fun making a video as we had on this one. Smashing a car into smithereens is something we always wanted to do without cleaning up after us or get in trouble with the police. It was the best exercise/therapy you could ever wish for. I felt like I was 10 kilos lighter in both body and spirit afterwards. We had to work hard to demolish it good. A Volvo is made in Sweden and hard to tear apart - just like this Heavy Metal band. This one is for all the skull crushing metal heads out there - We salute you!" More...
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a video online in which the band share its advise for anyone to this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. You can check it out below. The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, England from August 12th -14th and will be headlined by W.A.S.P., Immortal and Motorhead. 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
Sweden's Wolf has launched a brand new track titled "Vicious Companions" from the band's upcoming new album "Legions Of Bastards" online. You can check out the song by heading over to the band's Facebook page The band also commented:
"Metal heads worldwide - enjoy the opening track of 'Legions of Bastards!' The perfect track for beer drinking and head banging, although maybe not at the same time. On April 29 we also have a release party in Dortmund (Germany) where we will play some tunes at the renowned metal pub Die Burg, so come out, drink tons of beer with us and behave like legions of bastards! We would also like to thank the awesome guys at Rock Hard Magazine for making 'Legions of Bastards' album of the month!"
The album has the following release dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, April 22, 2011
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, April 25, 2011
NORTH AMERICA / SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, April 29, 2011
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Swedish heavy metal act Wolf and "The Metalheadz." You can view the interview in the player below.
Greek power metal outfit Firewind has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this September in support of their latest studio album, "Days Of Defiance." Joining them on the trek will be Century Media labelmates Wolf. A message from Firewind guitarist Gus G. reads as follows:
"While we"ve done one off shows, mini tours and played open air summer festivals in Europe, we haven"t been on a proper tour across Europe in 3 years. Firewind has returned and we're looking forward to this one more than anything! We can't wait to play a full set again for our crazy fans all over the continent and play songs from Days Of Defiance as well as older fan favorites! Get ready for an ass-kicking night full of Fire and Fury!
"We're also pleased to have our buddies from Wolf on board for this tour. We've known them for years and we did a one-off show together in the UK back in 2007. They're a killer band and great bunch of guys who just like us, live for metal! See you out there!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Video footage has surfaced online of Wolf performing its brand new song "Skull Crusher" live for the first time. You can check out the video in the player below. Wolf's new album "Legions Of Bastards" drops on April 26, 2011.
Swedish heavy metal group Wolf has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming studio album, "Legion Of Bastards." You can check it out at the bottom of this page. The album will be released in Europe by April 25th and in North America on April 26th and features the following tracklisting:
Full Moon Possession
Jekyll & Hyde
Tales From The Crypt
Road To Hell
Hope To Die
K-141 Kursk 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...
Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted the following album update online;
"This coming weekend will be the end of the recording session of the new Wolf album 'Legions Of Bastards'. The final lead vocals will be immortalized by Niklas 'Razorthroat' Viper and that means we're done recording.
"We're VERY excited and fired up to unleash this new album upon the metal community. Preparations for the upcoming European tour with Accept and rehearsals are next on the roster so all of us is pulling their weight and we can't wait to hit the road."
"Legions Of Bastards" is set for release in April of 2011 through Century Media Records and was produced by Pelle Saether of Studio Underground.
Swedish heavy metallers Wolf have confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
HAIL OF BULLETS
As the tributes from fans, friends and critics alike pour in, more contemporaries of Ronnie James Dio have spoken about the man, his music and his legacy. You can read some more tributes below.
Exodus' Gary Holt - "What more can be said about Ronnie that hasn't been said by so many others. He was the kindest, most humble metal god I've ever had the pleasure and honor of touring with. I first met him at Foundations forum, about two to three weeks before our tour with them during the Dehumanizer tour, for about ten minutes while he waited outside for his cab. I introduced myself, said it was an all time honor to meet and tour with him and said see you soon. Fast forward to the first day of the tour, and he sees me and says "How are you doing Gary?". I would not have been offended if he never knew my name the whole tour, but he remembered it from a ten minute chat around three weeks earlier. We had many golden moments hanging out with him, while he allowed me to relentlessly badger him for stories about Ritchie Blackmore and the time spent singing for my favorite band, Rainbow. R.I.P., your impact on me won't ever be forgotten." More...
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a new music video online for their song, "Hail Caesar." You can check it out below. Speaking on the video, guitarist Johannes stated: “When approached by Morning Star Films to shoot a video for 'Hail Cesar' we were thrilled since we've never worked with them before. They had similar ideas as we did for a video since we wanted a "down to earth" heavy metal video. No fancy stuff, just a lotta flying v's and head banging. We decided to let Morning Star follow us from load-in till doors close. And where better to capture the insanity of a Wolf gig than in Gothenburg/Sweden at the Belsepub on our Ravenous tour?
"All said and done! We give you a video with us, our fans, beer, guitars, tattoos, sweat and the works. We wanted the intense feeling of a club gig and we wanted to make it feel like "you're there". We thru in a few clips from a movie as well, just to give it an artistic feel... but truth said... we just wanted the head banging right?
"Working on a video including live clips make you wanna play live even more, so we're very excited to unleash this live fury on the upcoming gigs at the Rock Hard in Germany and also, for the first time for Wolf, in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur fest!
"So enjoy... we goddamn did... and still do!" More...
Canadian traditional heavy metal heroes CAULDRON recently completed their trek around the USA and Canada on the North American Nightmare Tour with ENFORCER, and now the band are preparing to kick off their UK tour with Swedish legends WOLF this Friday at the Underworld in London.
CAULDRON frontman JASON DECAY comments:
"I'm just running around town here, getting a new flight case, getting the car fixed, finishing with work, getting ready for the UK tour with Wolf. Really looking forward to the bus, pounding some metal with Wolf and the English fans, and drinking all your English ales!! I even heard Bruce
Dickinson is coming with Kevin Heybourne to the show this time, can't wait!!"
You can catch CAULDRON and WOLF at the following shows:
09.10.09 London - The Underworld
10.10.09 Leeds - Rio's
12.10.09 Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
13.10.09 Newcastle - Trillians
14.10.09 Manchester - Moho
15.10.09 Nottingham - Rock City
16.10.09 Dudley - JB's
CAULDRON's debut album, "Chained To The Nite," is available now worldwide featuring nine tracks of traditional, true-to-the-roots heavy metal.
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted their new music video online for the song, "Speed On." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands most recent studio album, "Ravenous" which is out now through Century Media Records. More...
Just For Fun
In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.