1. Trooper concert on June 6 in Bucharest

    Trooper concert on June 6 in Bucharest icon The final details have emerged for the last Trooper concert before this year's summer vacation kicks in: under the title The Last In Line, Stay Metal Forever brings together 4 Heavy Metal bands on May 6th in Silver Church, Bucharest. The headliners are well known to the Romanian metal public, and have supported some heavy names like Manowar and Iron … (read on)

  2. ProgPower Europe 2010

    ProgPower Europe 2010 icon ProgPower Europe 2010 is set to take place on October 1-3, 2010 at JC Sjiwa, in Baarlo, Netherlands. The line-up is slowly starting to appear: ASPERA (Norway) have been confirmed for this year's edition. The band recently released their debut album and got some overwhelming response from the international press. (read on)

    1. Update March 16, 2010 14:00: Myrath to play at ProgPower Europe 2010
    2. Update March 22, 2010 11:28: Xerath, Darkwater to play at ProgPower Europe 2010
    3. Update April 16, 2010 19:57: Jon Oliva's Pain to play at ProgPower Europe 2010
    4. Update April 17, 2010 11:04: Shadow Gallery to headline at ProgPower Europe 2010
    5. Update May 13, 2010 20:37: Final line up for ProgPower Europe 2010
  3. Monarchy part ways with drummer

    Monarchy part ways with drummer icon Romanian power/progressive metallers Monarchy have announced that their current drummer, Geani Matei, will be leaving the band due to personal reasons, mostly related to the lack of time to rehearse. “Geani is one of the best drummers in Romania, but he got to the conclusion he can't keep up with the band's rehearsal and concert schedule. We remain friends, he … (read on)

    1. Update May 12, 2010 22:47: Monarchy drummer returns
  4. Download Festival 2010

    Download Festival 2010 icon A staggering batch of 22 confirmations for this year's edition of Download were announced yesterday, along with the start of day ticket sales, priced at £75. Bands announced are: Steel Panther HIM Saxon Airbourne Coheed & Cambria 36 Crazyfists The Dilinger Escape Plan Dommin Taking Dawn Unearth Cinderella A Day To Remember Lawnmower Deth Whitechapel August Burns Red RATT The … (read on)

    1. Update April 12, 2010 23:05: Another round of confirmations for Download 2010
    2. Update May 4, 2010 20:05: 12 more bands added to the Download line-up
  5. Castle Party Festival info

    Castle Party Festival info icon The Castle Party Festival, the biggest freak show in the Middle & Eastern Europe, is set to take place on July 28 - August 1st 2010. The festival has a long history — it has been hosting the major stars of dark independent since 1994. The Bolkow Castle was built during the reign of Bolko I. It was rebuilt several … (read on)

    1. Update March 16, 2010 18:49: Line Up 2010 complete at Castle Party Festival
    2. Update April 24, 2010 12:25: Latest confirmations for Castle Party 2010
    3. Update May 3, 2010 18:18: Castle Party Updates
  6. Killing Machine confirmed for Bulldog Bash Festival

    US metal band Killing Machine will play on the main stage at this year's Bulldog Bash Festival in Long Marston, Near Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on August 13th 2010. The event, which is the UK's biggest Custom Bike Show, runs from 12th to 15th August. The band's festival schedule for this summer is shaping up as follows: June 26th — Graspop Metal … (read on)

  7. Amphi Festival New Talents Special — press release

    We received another press release from the organisers of the Amphi Festival 2010 AMPHI FESTIVAL 2010: NEW TALENTS SPECIAL: The big Amphi Festival Newcomer-Special in support of “Dunkelziffer e.V.” Dear Amphi fans, dear bands, the gothic scene has shown to be one of the most imaginative and diverse streams in the contemporary world of music. Many modern acts and old … (read on)

    1. Update April 24, 2010 13:12: Amphi Festival 2010: New Talent Special updates
  8. Section A to release 3rd album in May

    Section A to release 3rd album in May icon Danish heavy/progressive band Section A return after an absence of 4 years with their third album, Sacrifice. Led by the rich vocals of Andy Engberg and the virtuoso guitar work of Torben Enevoldsen (Acacia Avenue, Fatal Force), the band is completed by new drummer Thomas Heintzelmann (Decoy) for the new album. Set to be released on May 21st, Sacrifice marks … (read on)

  9. Arcane Grail release digital version of their 2nd album

    Arcane Grail release digital version of their 2nd album icon Russian extreme symphonic metal band Arcane Grail released the digital edition of their second album, Arya Marga — Ninefold Path to the Innocence, through the UK based label Hunter's Moon Records. Arya Marga — Ninefold Path to the Innocence is a concept album that showcases a combination of styles including symphonic and black metal, male screams and growls and female … (read on)

  10. Metal Camp 2010, July 5-11

    VIRGIN STEELE and KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Magic Circle Festival, set to take place on July 11, 2010 as part of the Metalcamp festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. (read on)

  11. Tarja to play at Miskolc International Opera Festival

    Tarja to play at Miskolc International Opera Festival icon Tarja Turunen will play a special classical show — “Classic and Divine” — with band, orchestra and choir at the Opera-Rock Show, during the Miskolc International Opera Festival. The festival started in 2001, takes place every summer in Miskolc, northern Hungary, and is dedicated to the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, while also including other composers' works. In 2007 and 2008 … (read on)

  12. DORDEDUH to play at Hell's Pleasure Metalfest

    DORDEDUH to play at Hell's Pleasure Metalfest icon Romanian black metallers Dordeduh are the latest band confirmed for Hell's Pleasure Metalfest. For an up to date line-up, ticket prices, location info, check our Hell's Pleasure Metalfest event page (read on)

    1. Update April 6, 2010 15:49: New additions to the Hell's Pleasure line-up
  13. The Kavarna festival, now under a new name

    The Kavarna festival, now under a new name icon Renamed to Kavarna Rock Fest, this year's Kavarna festival (already at the 5th edition) is set to take place between July 23rd and 25th, and will have more than 10 bands in its line-up. Initial line-up So far, the schedule is as follows: July 23rd: Tarja Turunen and Doro Pesch, supported by Epica, Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity. July 24th: Kreator, … (read on)

  14. Hacride — new song for streaming

    Hacride — new song for streaming icon French progressive metallers Hacride have uploaded a new song from their latest album — Lazarus — for their fans to enjoy. (read on)

  15. Sweden Rock Festival

    Sweden Rock Festival icon Sweden Rock Festival is a long running festival (since 1998), which takes place every year by the sea in Sölvesborg, southern Sweden. The latest addition to the festival's line-up are Skyclad (UK), a band often referred to as “the originators of folk metal”. Up to date line-up, location, ticket info on our Sweden Rock Festival event page. (read on)

    1. Update March 24, 2010 14:10: Epica to play at Sweden Rock Festival
    2. Update March 28, 2010 11:30: Cathedral confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival
    3. Update March 29, 2010 16:37: Praying Mantis confirmed for Sweden Rock 2010
  16. Metal Female Voices VIII

    Metal Female Voices VIII icon MFVF is a Metal festival dedicated to female singers, taking place in Belgium every year since 2003. In the last few years, its location was Oktoberhallen in Wieze. The success of the festival came from both its unique concept and solid line-ups, which, through the years, included Epica, Nightwish, After Forever, Tarja, Leaves' Eyes and many others. The most recent … (read on)

    1. Update March 26, 2010 11:58: New batch of confirmations for MFVF VIII
  17. Kathaarsys release new album as a free download

    Kathaarsys release new album as a free download icon Spanish progressive metal band Kathaarsys are offering their latest album Intuition, as a fre download, and explain the move in a blog post: “We saw that somebody put our new album on free download but with a very bad quality If you want to download it, you can do it in our myspace profile with the best mp3 quality and … (read on)

  18. Andromeda announce tour dates

    Andromeda announce tour dates icon Swedish progressive metal band Andromeda announced a few concerts around Europe starting this April, with probably more to come: Apr 1st — The Rock, Copenhagen, DK Apr 2nd — Poppodium Romein, Leeuwarden, NL Apr 3rd — Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL Apr 4th — De Bosuil, Weert, NL Aug 14th — Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall Derby, UK (read on)

  19. Turisas began work on their third album

    Finnish battle metal band Turisas began working on their third album at the Sound Supreme studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland, where they also recorded their previous one. The album is to be released later this year, and will succeed critically acclaimed records Battle Metal and The Varangian Way. The band is keeping fans updated via their youtube channel; so far, two … (read on)

  20. Summer Breeze 2010

    This year's edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air festival promises a few innovations: no less than 100 bands will play on 4 different stages. Besides the two big open air stages and the Party Tent, there will also be the Camel Stage (close to the Party Tent), where the local brass band Blasmusik Illenschwang (as the 101st band, so … (read on)

    1. Update Feb. 26, 2010 12:05: First 10,000 tickets sold for Summer Breeze
    2. Update March 23, 2010 16:34: Three new additions to the Summer Breeze line-up