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We are really happy that there are still lots of you festival fans out there that want to follow our blog, however as we posted back in October last year, we are no longer updating this blog as we have now incorporated it into our main website (http://www.e-tainmentnews.com/latest-news)

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THE E-TAINMENT NEWS EUROPE FESTIVAL BLOG HAS MOVED!

But don’t worry we aren’t moving very far!

We have been running this blog now for about 3 years and it’s a great success bringing European festival news to 1000′s of festival fans, but we are now updating our main website www.e-tainmentnews.com and feel it makes sense to bring the blog into the site so that all our festival news is in one place and easier for you guys to find.

We have now re-launched e-tainmentnews.com  and will start our ‘Festival Fever 2013′ competition soon where you will be able to win festival tickets and other great prizes in return for performing some easy tasks or by simply pressing an enter button, there will be many opportunities to enter and get involved.

The new website has more features and be more user friendly, so if you subscribe to this blog you will be able to join our new blog NOW – just head over to this page: http://www.e-tainmentnews.com/latest-news

On the right hand side you will see a ‘subscribe’ box, all you have to do is click the Register button at the bottom fill in some details and you are done. You can now subscribe to the entire blog by clicking the SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG link at the top of the page (see image below). You will then continue to receive all the latest european festival news just like now!

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We will be running other competitions throughout next year, some will only be available to our facebook fans and others will be announced to our newsletter subscribers first but mostly available to anyone!

We will update this blog when the new site is launched so you have plenty of time to join us on the other side…..

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e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoTHE E-TAINMENT NEWS EUROPEAN FESTIVAL BLOG IS MOVING!

But don’t worry we aren’t moving very far!

We have been running this blog now for about 3 years and it’s a great success bringing European festival news to 1000’s of festival fans, but we are now updating our main website (www.e-tainmentnews.com) and feel it makes sense to bring the blog into the site so that all our festival news is in one place and easier for you guys to find.

The plan is to re-launch e-tainmentnews.com in October so it coincides with the start of our ‘Festival Fever 2013’ competition where you will be able to win festival tickets and other great prizes in return for performing some easy tasks or by simply pressing an enter button, there will be many opportunities to enter and get involved.

The new website will have more features and be more user friendly, so if you subscribe to this blog you will be able to join our new blog as soon as we launch it, in the meantime if you want to keep in touch with what’s going on at e-tainment news and various european festivals then head over to our facebook page and join us!  We will be running other competitions throughout next year, some will only be available to our facebook fans and others will be announced to our newsletter subscribers first but mostly available to anyone!

We will update this blog when the new site is launched so you have plenty of time to join us on the other side…..

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Bjork cancels festival showsBJORK CANCELS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES IN JUNE & JULY!

Icelandic singer BJORK has been forced to cancel her festival shows this coming June and July including Primavera Sound, Optimus Primavera Sound, Open’er, Roskilde, and Balaton Sound

Doctors found a polyp, affecting the singer’s vocal chords and Bjork’s specialist doctor has advised her to keep resting and not to continue with performances as that could result in permanent damage to her voice

Metal Town 2012

Posted: April 12, 2012 in General Info

MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenIN FLAMES TO PLAY EXCLUSIVE SWEDISH SHOW AT METAL TOWN 2012

In Flames played on the very first edition of the festival in 2004 and since then the band’s name is almost synonymous with Metaltown. Always the most requested, always the most loved. It is therefore with great pleasure that organizers once again welcome the Flames for a gig at home, their only gig in Sweden summer!

“We are really happy to play at one of the best festivals in Sweden’s best city – again! In Flames are home!”

Prophets in their own hometown and country, but also highly respected worldwide as one of the metal scene’s finest. Almost three million copies sold, a number of awards and powerful arena tour and gigs at the biggest festivals.  Last year they released their tenth album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” As usual, climbed high on the charts worldwide. Among other things directly to first place in Germany and an impressive second place in the American hard rock list.

Fore more METAL TOWN 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Wireless Festival 2012, Hyde Park LondonMORE ADDITIONS FOR WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2012

Just announced are MODESTEP, Gemini, Jaguar Skills, Childish Gambino, AraabMUZIK & Zedd who will all join deadmau5 on Friday at Barclaycard Wireless Festival!

If that’s not enough, The Weeknd, Labrinth, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Dot Rotten and Chiddy Bang will all join Saturday’s line-up and finally, Delilah, Theophilus London and Angel will all be joining Sunday’s sold out Rihanna day!

For more WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Korn‘CHAOS LIVES IN EVERYTHING’ EXCLUSIVE NEW VIDEO FROM KORN!

Coming today at 11am CET we will be previewing the new video “Chaos Lives in Everything” from Korn!

‘The Path of Totality’ is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory.  The band have collaborated with some of the world’s leading dubstep and electronic producers, including Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise and 12th Planet.   Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.

“We’re mixing metal and electro music” states frontman Jonathan Davis,”and you’re not supposed to do that.  Since day one, Korn has always been all about going against the grain, experimenting, and trying to take music different places.”  In 2009, Davis began to envision the place where Korn would venture next.  A lifelong electronic music fan and DJ, he’d cruise Beatport and fervently download the latest tracks from various underground dubstep artists.

Last year, his obsession intensified.  Speaking to his band mates, James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (guitar), Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), and Ray Luzier (drums), the four agreed to tread new ground and incorporate dubstep into a couple of tracks.  Davis called longtime Korn fan and rising electronic music star Skrillex to join the band at his studio for a collaboration.   After merely three hours, “Get Up!” was born.  A staggering deluge of wobbling synths, bludgeoning riffs and propulsive hooks, the song instantly became a 21st century arena-ready anthem in the vein of “Blind”.  The buzz began in Coachella’s dance tent in April, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show-stealing unannounced performance of the song.  Korn released the track in May and it caught fire online, selling over 200k digital downloads and became the surprise rock hit of the summer in the US.  There was no question.  Korn knew they needed to do an entire album following this muse.  The band would record with dubstep DJs back in Davis’s home studio in Bakersfield during inspired sessions. Vocals were actually tracked in the singer’s home theater or in closets and hotels everywhere from Korea to Japan.  The record came together at light speed.  Before they knew it, the eleven songs comprising The Path of Totality were complete.

“Get Up” started as a bit of an experiment,” states Munky “but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating, that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn’t wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song. You need to be pushed out of your comfort zone to take chances.  We were able to do that by collaborating with all of these brilliant writers and challenging ourselves. We’re still pushing ourselves to grow.”

“It was a very different recording process,” Fieldy adds. “In fact, it was the most easy and organized album that we’ve ever done.  We got a bunch of different flavors from the DJs. Instead of picking up a guitar or bass and jamming out, we’d get inspired by these weird sounds and work around them.  It’s a new approach to an old formula.”

Lyrically, Davis also broke ground.  Known for his heart-wrenching introspective verbal exorcism, the singer turned to both the world around him and inside his own head for inspiration. “I came at the lyrics from a different direction,” he goes on. “I wasn’t writing about me on this record. I was writing about things I’ve witnessed and things I’m into.  I’m looking at what goes on in my mind.”

The album’s second official single, “Narcissistic Cannibal” featuring Skrillex and Kill the Noise, is the perfect example.  Davis delivers a haunting and theatrical refrain over synth swells as a glitch hop death march commences.  Everything blossoms into one of the catchiest hooks of the band’s career. “The key changes make it so unpredictable,” Shaffer exclaims. “It’s not how we would traditionally write, but it’s still extremely heavy.  That song is a good representation of this record as a whole.”

Davis reveals, “It’s about me watching people who are so narcissistic destroy themselves.  They basically eat themselves alive because of their narcissism.  That’s the gist of the story.”

Taking on a project of this magnitude that encompasses two genres is a monumental moment for the band. That’s why the title proves so apropos. Davis actually asked Shaffer to come up with ideas for an album name.  While on a flight to Asia, the guitarist watched a documentary about solar eclipses, and he came upon the phrase The Path of Totality.  As soon as the plane landed, he shared it with Davis.  “I wanted to come up with a name that felt otherworldly,” Shaffer explains. “A shadow is cast on the earth when a solar eclipse occurs. The moon has to be perfectly aligned with the sun to create this flawless shadow that completely covers the sun from the earth. Similarly, all of the producers and writers had to come together at the perfect time to cast these songs onto tape.”

Ultimately, Korn’s rebirth starts at The Path of Totality. “I want people to experience something sonically that they never have when they listen to this record,” Shaffer states.   Davis echoes that sentiment, “I want to trail-blaze. I want to change things. I want to do things we’re not supposed to do. I want to create art that’s different and not conform to what’s going on. We didn’t make a dubstep album. We made a Korn album.”

The third single and track this video is for is ‘Chaos Lives In Everything’, featuring Skrillex. You can pick up a copy of the track, which is a different edit to the album version, from iTunes here: http://bit.ly/GAWZc0.

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012!

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As we are stumbling through the start of this year’s festival season, we thought it is a good time to let you know that we will be adding reviews and photos from about 40 festivals from across Europe to our main website e-tainment news.com as we get them.

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Have a great summer festival season – the e-tainment news team

ARE YOU A BUDDING WRITER OR PHOTOGRAPHER??

With the summer fast approaching and the festival season almost upon us here at e-tainment news HQ we understand that we are only as good as the people we have checking out our site on a regular basis so we are looking for festival fans that would like to write about their 2011 festival experience, review a few bands they see and take some cool photos that we can show like minded people what they were missing this year!

If this is something you feel you can do then drop us an email to press(@)e-tainmentnews.com and tell us a little about yourself – age, country, musical likes and festivals you plan to go to this year.

We will be giving the best overall contributors FREE TICKETS to a festival of their choice next year

Get writing as we are waiting to hear from you!

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Exit Festival SerbiaEXIT FESTIVAL SERBIA ADDS DEADMAU5 AND 3 MORE ACTS!

Sensation at Exit in the form of eagerly awaited and strongly requested artist who calls himself DEADMAU5 arrives! All are looking forward filled with the desire of a large number of fans to the festival, and next to it, the Dance Arena will play host to the German dance duo DIGITALISM, punk and famous DJs STEVE AOKI and PAUL KALKBRENNER

For more EXIT FESTIVAL SERBIA information – click here >>>

Bloodstock Festival UKBLOODTOCK OPEN AIR ANNOUNCES 2 MORE EXCLUSIVE UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

First up, grindcore innovators and legends NAPALM DEATH return to BLOODSTOCK for their only outdoor appearance in the UK this year. A band that need no introduction, NAPALM DEATH are as close to a British Institution the extreme metal scene is ever likely to have, with the brutal Brummies one of the few household names the scene has spawned. Bursting out of the midlands in the 80s, NAPALM DEATH forced people to take note with their angry, politically charged grind making them a name synonymous with the extremities of metal, and nearly thirty years later they show no sign of slowing down, lowering the volume or resting content.

Joining them will be Seattle metallers NEVERMORE. Formed from the ashes of Santuary in the early 90s by vocalist Warrel Dane and guitarist Jeff Loomis, NEVERMORE were a rarity in the early 90s Seattle scene. Turning their backs on the grunge music that had put their hometown on the musical map, NEVERMORE stayed true to their metal roots

For more BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Benicàssim Festival, Valencia, SpainMUMFORD & SONS, THE STREETS AND MORE FOR BENICASSIM

The latest additions to the 2011 line up of Spain’s Benicàssim festival includes Mumford & Sons, The Streets, Julieta Venegas, Lori Meyers, Catpeople, The Coronas, Veronica Falls, Grupo Salvaje, The Marzipan Man, and Smile

For more BENICASSIM FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

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Here at e-tainment news Europe we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

We have already had a frantic 2 months running up to Christmas with festival organisers announcing the first raft of bands for this summer’s festivals and there are sure to be more coming up very soon!!

So whatever you musical tastes keep checking out our blog updates for the latest news – we have just passed an average of 600 visitors per day and it’s still increasing so to help us hit 1000 visitors per day by the end of January tell all your friends and get them to sign up to our blog.  We also welcome any comments and feedback you have as we aim to make this the biggest and best European festival blog out there!

If we hit 1000 visitors by the end of January everyone that has signed up will be entered in our prize draw to win a pair of tickets to one of this summer’s top festivals!!

Keep on rockin’ and we look forward to you getting involved!

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