1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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
  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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
  8. 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)

  9. White Walls confirmed for ProgPower Europe 2011

    White Walls is the latest band confirmed for ProgPower Europe 2011, which will take place between September 30th and October 2nd 2011 in Baarlo, southern Netherlands. Line up so far: Friday September 30 Seventh Wonder(swe) Barstool Philosophers (nl) Saturday October 1 In Mourning(swe) White Walls (rom) Schizoid Lloyd(nl) Sunday October 2 Redemption(usa) Sole Remedy (fin) Kingcrow(it) Sky Architect(nl) (read on)

  10. Maiden United have announced more shows

    Maiden United have announced more shows  icon Maiden United, the band fronted by Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson, have announced more shows to promote Mind The Acoustic Pieces, an album of acoustic arrangements of classic Iron Maiden songs. The band features Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ruud Jolie and Mike Coolen (Within Temptation), Joey Bruers (Up The Irons) and Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine). 07 Apr 2011: The Diamond, Mansfield UK 08 … (read on)

  11. Stay Metal Forever relocates/reschedules concerts

    Stay Metal Forever announces that concerts scheduled for the now defunct Cage Club in Bucharest will be relocated, and some of them possibly rescheduled: The concerts scheduled for February 12th (Avatar, Indian Fall, Grimegod, Negative Core Project) and March 19th (Theatres Des Vampires) will take place on the scheduled days in a different location The concerts scheduled for February 5th … (read on)

    1. Update Feb. 1, 2011 16:54: Concert schedules updated
    2. Update Feb. 2, 2011 16:55: New location for the Avatar, Indian Fall, Grimegod concert
  12. 'TWINSPIRITS - LEGACY' Out February 18th 2011

    Italian progressive metal band Twinspirits return with their third album “Legacy” on 18th February 2011. “Legacy” takes all the best aspects of the bands previous two releases and adds a heavier dynamic and more cohesive sound thanks to a fixed line-up, the same that delivered the highly praised “T_he Forbidden City_” and spent time on the road promoting that release. … (read on)

  13. Fates Warning Tour 2011

    Fates Warning have announced the first European tour dates for 2011: February 10th Turock - Essen, Germany February 11th Bolwerk - Sneek, Netherlands February 12th Bosuil - Weert, Netherlands February 13th Kelder - Amersfoot, Netherlands In 2010 Metal Blade Records released the special edition of “Parallels”. In addition to remastered audio, there is a second audio disc of live and … (read on)

  14. ARTmania Festival 2011

    ARTmania Festival 2011 icon Nevermore (USA) and Lacrimas Profundere (Germany) have been confirmed for the next edition of the ARTmania festival set to take place on August 12-13, 2011 in Sibiu, Romania. The first 1.000 two-day tickets at a price of 70 lei(17 Euro) are available at Carturesti Bookstores, Diverta Shops, and online at shop.artmania.ro and myticket.ro. The offer is available only between January … (read on)

  15. Dark Bombastic Evening 3

    DonisArt Press Release Dark Bombastic Evening defines a new concept for Romania, one which was indented to be presented to the friends of the Special Evenings for the first time in 2008. The idea was however launched at a later date during December 2009. Back then, in The Silver Church club, people from over 25 countries attended the event with … (read on)

  16. Mike Portnoy Tribute Album - Free Download Available

    Mike Portnoy Tribute Album - Free Download Available icon Official press release Independent musicians, graphic artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to Mike Portnoy, in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship. Mike Portnoy’s early investment into the internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan base, created a fad-transcending musical community that continues … (read on)

  17. Wacken Open Air 2011

    Iced Earth and Vreid have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, that will take place on August 4-6, 2011 in Germany. (read on)

  18. Serenity - new album details

    Serenity - new album details icon Austrian symphonic melodic band Serenity is releasing their new album “Death & Legacy” on February 25th, 2011. Serenity's third album embarks on a journey to discover the historic figures of ages past. Embellished in symphonic metal garb, Christopher Columbus, Giacom Casanova, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I, and many more prominent figures take center stage on “Death & Legacy“. The … (read on)

  19. Amorphis: Free DVD Concert Stream this Friday

    Nuclear Blast Records and Finnish progressive metallers, Amorphis, are proud to announce the first ever DVD concert stream event featuring the recent 2DVD+2CD release, Forging The Land of Thousand Lakes exclusively at Nuclear Blast’s brand new streaming room. Fans around the world can tune in to watch on Friday, December 3, 2010 at:Location: http://www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom 1st Streaming Time: 5:00pm (Central European … (read on)

  20. White Walls wins GBOB Romania 2010

    White Walls wins GBOB Romania 2010  icon White Walls (Constanta) are the winners of Global Battle Of The Bands Romania 2010, the worlds biggest live talent competition for bands of all genres. The band will play at the global competition set to take place in Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur on February 26th. Quoth their ReverbNation page: Hailing from the Romanian shores of the Black Sea, the progressive … (read on)