1. Ministry confirmed for W:O:A 2012

    On August 7, 2011, it was announced that Ministry is back together again. The lineup for the reunion has not yet been finalized. They will play their first show on August 4th at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival 2012. Wacken has also announced that U.D.O and Cradle of Filth are scheduled to appear at the festival, which will take place … (read on)

    1. Update Aug. 8, 2011 18:54: Axel Rudi Pell & Forbidden at Wacken 2012
  2. Damian Wilson - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation

    Damian Wilson  - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation icon This retrospective will span two CDs and features remastered tracks from throughout Wilson's solo career, re-recorded versions of important songs and previously unreleased new material. I Thought The World Was Listening. 1997-2011 will be released on CD and as digital download. The album can be pre-ordered from August 2 to October 2. The Pre-Order Package includes: A signed copy of … (read on)

  3. Leprous launch second song off Bilateral

    Leprous launch second song off Bilateral icon The up-and-coming Norwegian progressive avant-garde metal sensation Leprous have scheduled the North American release of their third album Bilateral for August 23rd. This much anticipated release is also their InsideOut Music debut. In cooperation with Metal Sucks, Leprous are now offering a streaming preview of the new song Thorn, which features a guest vocal appearance by Ihsahn (formerly of Emperor). … (read on)

  4. Loch Vostok - Sacred Structure video

    Loch Vostok - Sacred Structure video icon Loch Vostok (Sweden) have a new video online called Sacred Structure. Check it out below. Their new album Dystopium is set to be released on September 23 via ViciSolum Productions. Tracklist: A Mission Undivine Repeat Offender World Trade Dissenter Sacred Structure Navigator In the Wake of Humanity Viral Strain Disconnection Taste the Flame Absence Dystopium (read on)

  5. Myrath to release a new album in October

    Myrath to release a new album in October icon Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath will released in Europe, in October, through XIII Bis Records a new album called: Tales Of The Sands. The album was engineered and produced by Kevin Codfert at X Fade Studio in Nanterre, France except for the orchestration, which has been recorded by Taher Guizani at GT Records Studio, in Sousse, Tunisia. The album was … (read on)

  6. Brutal Assault Festival 2011

    Thursday – Saturday, August 11th – 13th, 2011, this is the magic date for the 16th volume of the Brutal Assault Festival which will be held inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov again. There is no reason to wait, so let's start with newly confirmed bands for BA 2011! Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce deathmetal legend MORBID ANGEL … (read on)

    1. Update Dec. 28, 2010 23:08: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    2. Update Jan. 7, 2011 22:53: Brutal Assault - First confirmed bands in 2011
    3. Update Feb. 11, 2011 22:50: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    4. Update March 4, 2011 22:55: MOTÖRHEAD headliner for Brutal Assault Festival 2011
    5. Update March 5, 2011 22:59: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    6. Update April 18, 2011 22:13: Brutal Assault announces movements on the roster
    7. Update May 25, 2011 16:39: Opeth and Katatonia confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    8. Update June 24, 2011 14:31: New bands confirmed for BA 2011
    9. Update July 18, 2011 23:15: BA 2011: 9 bands confirmed for Wednesday’s Warm Up party!
    10. Update July 21, 2011 23:22: Motörhead perform at Brutal Assault Festival on Thursday
  7. Summer Breeze Open Air 2011

    Ticket pre-sales for Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which will be held on August 18th to 20th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl, has begun. Tickets are available now for 72 Euros (excl. pre-sale fees, incl. parking/camping) on www.silverdust-shop.de. Just like in the last two years, the first 10,000 ordered tickets will include a free DVD, this time of Summer … (read on)

    1. Update Oct. 29, 2010 02:01: Summer Breeze 2011 - First five bands confirmed
    2. Update June 1, 2011 16:13: Amorphis confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    3. Update July 11, 2011 20:21: HELL replace Revamp at Summer Breeze 2011
    4. Update July 21, 2011 22:26: STAHLMANN replace BLITZKID at the Summer Breeze Air 2011
  8. Symphony X joins the ProgPower Europe bill

    Symphony X joins the ProgPower Europe bill icon ProgPower Europe’s final headliner is now announced - Symphony X from the USA - who will headline the Saturday night, October 1st. Hot on the back of what appears to be their most successful album release, this five piece band will be a very popular choice with regulars at the festival and their appearance will no doubt attract interest in … (read on)

  9. Sylosis confirmed for Kavarna Rock Fest 2011

    Sylosis confirmed for  Kavarna Rock Fest 2011  icon Sylosis (British thrash / metalcore ) have been confirmed for the 6th edition of the Kavarna Rock Fest 2011. The festival is scheduled to take place on July 15- 17 in Kavarna, Bulgaria. The lineup so far: 15 July Paradise Lost Sonata Arctica Katatonia DreamShade 16 July Opeth Moonspell Tiamat Sylosis 17 July Arch Enemy Lake Of Tears Suicidal Angels … (read on)

  10. Lake Of Tears– 20 fans will meet the band in Romania

    Lake Of Tears– 20 fans will meet the band in Romania icon Project Events released 20 „Meet & Greet” packages designed especially for Lake of Tears fans. One package contains: one photo of Lake of Tears memebers, a poster signed by the band and access to the after party organized especially for Lake Of Tears members. The price for one packege is 200 Ron (around 50 euros) and can be ordered by … (read on)

  11. Graspop Metal Meeting 2011

    Graspop Metal Meeting 2011 icon Graspop Metal Meeting, the SNCB and De Lijn join forces to carry you in a safe and smooth way to the festival site. The train journey and bus ride from Mol station to the festival site are included in the ordinary admission ticket. The e-tickets are not valid as SNCB ticket. If you have an e-festival ticket for Graspop Metal … (read on)

  12. Twinspirits 'Slave To This World' YouTube video competition

    TWINSPIRITS and LION MUSIC are pleased to announce the launch of the “Twinspirits 'Slave To This World' best YouTube cover competition”. This competition sees YOU the player get judged by the members of the critically acclaimed progressive metal band Twinspirits and their record label Lion Music. This new competition allows YOU the chance to virtually perform with Twinspirits on the … (read on)

  13. Øya festival 2011

    One of the biggest outdoors festivals in Norway, Øya festivalen, held yearly in Middelalderparken and with plenty of afterparties in clubs all over the city, has announced most of its lineup and headliners for the 2011 edition. The festival manages to bring more than 80 bands on the 4 stages and the genres that they play are so varied that … (read on)

  14. Kyrbgrinder - new show in London

    London rock trio Kyrbgrinder will be playing a show today, Wednesday 11th May at Cafe 1001, Brick lane, London - starting at 8.00pm. This show will be broadcast live via Internet stream provided by www.ilovemusiclive.com. Fans can view the stream for £3.99 buy going to Ilovemusic live and signing up using the promo code Kyrbgrinder. (read on)

  15. Summer Breeze 2011

    The first five bands have confirmed for SUMMER BREEZE 2011 set to take place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. SALTATIO MORTIS CALIBAN PRIMORDIAL THE HAUNTED VOMITORY (read on)

    1. Update Dec. 13, 2010 21:41: Hammerfall confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    2. Update Dec. 23, 2010 23:47: Sodom confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    3. Update Jan. 28, 2011 16:54: New names confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    4. Update March 18, 2011 13:01: New names confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    5. Update April 30, 2011 10:07: Atheist confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
  16. Riverside - new song online

    Riverside have posted new track from their upcoming EP, Memories In My Head. The song ”Forgotten Land ”is available for streaming here. For their 10th birthday Riverside have prepared a special release which will be available during the forthcoming tour. The EP entitled “Memories In My Head” contains 33 minutes of fresh music. The songs have the following titles: Goodbye … (read on)

  17. Lars Eric Mattsson - “Aurora Borealis”

    Lars Eric Mattsson  -  “Aurora Borealis”  icon This new wholly instrumental 12 track release takes a fresh approach to the blend of guitar and orchestra for a musical experience as uplifting as seeing the wonder of the northern lights, from which the album gets its title. Whilst the combination of orchestra and guitar may have been done before by amongst others one of Mattsson’s influences Uli Jon … (read on)

  18. Upcoming Trollfest album

    Upcoming Trollfest album icon Acording to a review in Lords of Metal, En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral is 40 minutes of utterly daft, well-executed and original fun that, because it’s still mainly a metal record, should melt the hearts of even the most frostbitten winter demons. The story of the upcoming album is “about five trolls who set out on a quest to … (read on)

  19. Inferno Festival 2011, Norway

    Immortal and Aura Noir have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 20-23, 2011 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Tickets on sale starting with August 2nd. (read on)

    1. Update Oct. 29, 2010 10:59: Atheist and Okkulttokrati to play at Inferno 2011
    2. Update April 7, 2011 10:54: Wine tasting at Inferno Metal Festival 2011
    3. Update April 18, 2011 11:15: Interview With Satyr About Wongraven Wine
  20. Finnish band Merging Flare's “Reverence”, out on May 11th

    Finnish band Merging Flare's “Reverence”, out on May 11th icon Finnish melodic heavy metal band Merging Flare will release their début album titled Reverence on May 11th, 2011, under the label of Disentertainment. The album was preceded by a split single and two demos, as well as a few gigs at festivals in Finland and opening for acts like Blaze Bayley, Enforcer, Nightingale and Seventh Wonder. The band's style combines … (read on)