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Metal News for October 27, 2019

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Hyperspace Metal Festival Reveals Full Lineup

Hyperspace Metal festival, organized by Journeyman Productions is returning to the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, Canada on April 17-19, 2020 and the final lineup is now out!

“Feast your eyes on the full lineup for Hyperspace Metal Festival III! Unleash The Archers have been the most requested band by fans of the festival since the beginning and we are beyond excited to finally have them on the bill. Check out the rest of the bands on the lineup and we’ll see you at the Rickshaw Theatre in April!”

Over the three years that Hyperspace Metal Festival has been running, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, and speed metal on the west coast of Canada. The lineup is now finalized with the following additions: Novareign, Tribal X, Viathyn, Tzimani, Ophelia Falling, Arkenfire, Forsaken Rite, Opus Arise and hometown favorites Unleash The Archers who will be headlining on Saturday.

Unleash the Archers have been a standard in the Canadian music scene for many years with their genre-bending metal, guttural screams, and wild guitar solos and are hugely entertaining to watch with their high energy show. Headlining on Friday will be locals Iron Kingdom, who are inspired by the legends of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Scorpions, and Rush. With an incomparable live performance, they bring listeners back to a time when heavy metal was in its prime. More...

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Interview

Killswitch Engage Guitarist Discusses "Atonement"

Heavy metal endured a punishing time in the nineties. The rise of grunge and other genres increasing in popularity made it a difficult time for many metal bands and some thought metal was soon to be dead and buried. The next decade however, metal rose up once more, giving young listeners a sound which expressed their rage and discomfort in a time dominated by the War on Terror, paranoia and otherwise bland music... Not much has changed really. At the forefront of this metal revival was the metalcore genre, which may not have been loved by all, but was instrumental in bringing young fans into the flock. Perhaps the biggest band of this movement, though they might not appreciate the tag, was Massachusetts' own, Killswitch Engage.

Twenty years after forming and now with a new album, "Atonement" out, the band are still going strong. Their eighth album could well be their most diverse yet and has received strong praise from most metal media outlet since it's release in August. Last week, the band arrived in the UK to perform a headlining run with support from Revocation and I was lucky enough to meet up with guitarist Joel Stroetzel at the famous Brixton Academy in London to talk all about the album, as well as the band's twentieth anniversary and teaming up with former vocalist Howard Jones for the song, "The Signal Fire." You can watch the conversation in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album "Atonement" is out now. How's the response been so far?

Joel Stroetzel: We're actually really excited by how well the new songs are going over live. We're doing anywhere from four to six new songs in the set, so it's a good chunk of the new record. So yeah it's going over well, you never know playing new stuff live how things are gonna go. No complaints! More...

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