1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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
  4. Solitude Aeturnus to play at Hamer of Doom 4

    Texas doom metal veterans Solitude Aeturnus were announced as headliners for the Hammer Of Doom 4 festival, which will to take place on October 23rd, 2010 at Posthalle, Würzburg, Germany. Other additions to the line-up are reunited Swedish epic doom metallers Sorcerer and Griftegard. (read on)

  5. I.V.Red concert in Apașu Bar

    I.V.Red concert in Apașu Bar icon Apașu Bar and Stay Metal Forever present, on Saturday, March 20, an alternative / rock / progressive concert featuring I.V.Red (formerly known as RedLine). The show starts at 20:30, entrance is free, and everyone is welcome. (read on)

  6. Gwydion — new song available for streaming

    Gwydion — new song available for streaming icon Portugese folk/viking metallers Gwydion announced that the single from their upcoming album “Horn Triskelion”, titled “Ofïussa (a terra das serpentes)” has been uploaded to their Myspace page. (read on)

  7. ProgPower USA 2010

    ProgPower USA 2010 icon Accept were confirmed as headliners for ProgPower USA, September 10-11, 2010. Program The schedule forr ProgPower USA 2010 is as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 8th: Mid-Week Mayhem Party Ross The Boss (with special guest Scott Columbus): “A Night of Manowar Classics” Vangough (US) Seven Kingdoms (US) Thursday, Sept. 9th: ProgPower USA Kick-Off Accept (Germany) Leprous (Norway) Borealis (Canada) Six Minute Century … (read on)

  8. Gothic Party Brno, edition XIII

    Gothic Party Brno, edition XIII icon After a pause of almost a year, the 13th edition of Gothic Party Brno promises to the public a multi-sensual experience, including live bands, fashion show, TVMirror video-art installation, an art gallery, dance show, audiovisual projections, and dark&gothic party with DJs playing gothic rock, deathrock, batcave, new wave, darkwave, gothic/electro, electroclash, etc … The series of parties started in 2003, … (read on)

  9. Gods of Metal Festival - Italy

    Gods of Metal Festival - Italy icon Devildriver will play at Gods Of Metal Festival, June 25-27, Collegno (Turin), Italy. Some other bands confirmed for the festival: Fear Factory, Orphaned Land, Labytinth, Sabaton, Soufly. (read on)

  10. Zwarte Cross festival

    Zwarte Cross festival icon Kamelot, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Volbeat and Paradise Lost will play on “Aardschok” stage at Zwarte Cross festival — July 16-18, 2010, Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands. (read on)

  11. Final details for the Domination concert on Sunday

    Final details for the Domination concert on Sunday icon Stay Metal Forever sent us the final details for the Domination, L.O.S.T, Akral Necrosis and Kistvaen concert in Slver Church. Program: The schedule will be as follows: 18:00 – Doors open 19:00 – 19:30 – Kistvaen 19:45 – 20:15 – Akral Necrosis 20:30 – 21:30 – L.O.S.T. 21:45 – 23:45 – Domination People wanting to see the all the performing … (read on)

  12. Sonisphere 2010 Romania headliners announced

    Sonisphere 2010 Romania headliners announced icon Set to take place between June 25th and June 27th, Sonisphere Romania will have a heavyweight line-up, including Metallica, Manowar, Slayer, Megadeth and Rammstein. Tickets will be sold through Eventim, Germanos and Vodafone shops, Carturesti and Humanitas bookstores. More information to come. (read on)

  13. New Video from Neverland!

    New Video from Neverland! icon First music video from Neverland's new album Ophidia (coming on 26 March 2010 - AFM records) Directed & edited by Sila Unlu Produced by Neverland Director of Photography: Goksel Ergene Art Department: Ali Yucel Ozdemir, Eren Senalp, Esatcan Coskun Make-up: Dilara Figen Sahin Photography (behind the scenes): Esatcan Coskun Official Site Myspace Facebook (read on)

  14. Twisted Sister to play at Norway Rock Festival

    First headliner of Norway Rock Festival is announced: Twisted Sister. Among other participants, Queensrÿche, Cavalera Consipracy, Chrome Division, Sabaton, Gamma Ray,Enslaved, U.D.O. The festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary and they have to announce up to 50 bands. Read more on the festival web page. (read on)

    1. Update March 6, 2010 22:54: Updates from Norway Rock festival
  15. Avantasia - new song available for streaming

    Avantasia - new song available for streaming icon An edited version of the track “Dying For An Angel” — featuring guest vocals by Klaus Meine of the Scorpions — off the upcoming AVANTASIA album The Wicked Symphony is now available on Tobias Sammet's website. The song also features Tobias Sammet on vocals & bass, Sascha Paeth on guitars, and Eric Singer (KISS) on drums. (read on)

  16. New bands for Bilbao BBK Live festival 2010

    New bands for Bilbao BBK Live festival 2010 icon Faith No More, Alice in Chains, Skunk Anasie, Gogol Bordelo and Volbeat has been confirmed for the Bilbao BBK Live festival, set to take place July 8-10, 2010 Kobetamendi, Spain. (read on)

  17. New bands for Bang Your Head 2010

    New bands for Bang Your Head 2010 icon Nevermore, Fates Warning, The New Black and Toxin have been confirmed for the Bang Your Head 2010 festival, set to take place July 16-17, 2010 in Balingen, Germany. Tickets: 71 euro Line Up: ANVIL BULLET DORO ENFORCER FATES WARNING JAG PANZER KROKUS JON OLIVA'S PAIN LOUDNESS NEVERMORE QUEENSRŸCHE RATT SABATON THE NEW BLACK TOXIN TWISTED SISTER More bands will be … (read on)

  18. Blackthorn release new album

    The Russian gothic metal band Blackthorn release a special edition of their debut album “Gossamer Witchcraft” digitally through Hunter's Moon Records. “Gossamer Witchcraft” sees the start of what looks to be a very successful career for Russian Gothic metal band Blackthorn. The album is a collection of songs that presents a combination of styles including Gothic metal, black metal and … (read on)

  19. New bands for Nova Rock 2010

    Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, As I Lay Dying and Devildriver are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Nova Rock festival, set to take place June 11-13, 2010 in Austria. (read on)

  20. New bands for Graspop Metal Meeting 2010

    New bands confirmed for Graspop Metal Meeting 2010: AEROSMITH, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, MASTODON and FEAR FACTORY. Aerosmith and Stone Temple Pilots will play on Friday 25th June. The last two headliners will be announced in the next two weeks. (read on)