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Rock in Idrho Festival 2012Rock in Idrho poster 2012SUM 41 COMPLETE THE ROCK IN IDRHO LINE UP!

Organisers have announced that Canadian band Sum 41 will play the second day of Rock In IdRho 2012 which will be staged July 21st at the Arena Rho.

The band’s last studio work dates back to 2011 with the release of “Screaming Bloody Murder” (Island Records). In November of that year were nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards for “Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance”. They recently published in the pages of their website a collection of unreleased films, titled “Do not Try This At Home”, with footage during recording of the hit and went backstage life of Sum 41. In February this year the band announced via Twitter implementing the new video for the song “Blood In My Eyes” soon to be published.

Sum 41 have always been ahead of the curve for over 15 years, the proof is their sold-out show held in Italy during the last world tour.

With the inclusion of Sum 41, Rock in IdRho once again becomes a fixture of the Italian summer with two days of live music, fun and pure adrenaline, with a stellar line-up must for all lovers of the genre.

For more ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Rock in Idrho Festival 2012LINE UP NEARLY COMPLETE FOR THIS YEAR’S ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL!

Rock in Idrho poster 2012If you are still waiting to decide which festival or festivals to attend this year then why not check out the ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL in Italy!

This year organisers have arranged a pre-party warm up on the 13th June at Carroponte – Sesto San Giovanni (MI) with:  The Offspring, The Hives, Billy Talent, Lagwagon, Hot Water Music  and La Dispute!

And if that wasn’t enough the main event takes place on the 21st July at Arena Fiera – Rho (MI) with Rancid, Millencolin, The Specials, Public Image Ltd, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Derozer and Cerebral Ballzy and 2 more acts yet to be announced!

Tickets are on sale now for a very reasonable €35 for the 13th June and €45 for the 21st July – if you are a really big fan then you can purchase a joint ticket for both days for only €70!

Check out the cool poster for full details or find more information on the official website www.rockinidrho.com

So what are you waiting for BUY YOUR ROCK IN IDRHO TICKETS NOW >>>

Rock in IdRho FestivalCOUNTING DOWN ROCK IN IDRHO 2012 ARE MILLENCOLIN WHO JOIN THE LINE UP!

Millencolin at Rock in Idrho 2012Missing just over a month to two days before the edition of 2012 Rock In Idrho. The cast is almost complete, there are only three bands to be announced and then, as the dealer says before turning the roulette wheel, “Rien ne va plus, les jeux sont faits”.

Leaving on hold a little more ‘on the other two names still to be revealed, organisers announce that the cast of mythical Millencolin have joined the line up and will perform just before Rancid on July 21st.

The band from Orebro in Sweden, composed of Erik Ohlsson, Mathias and Nikola Sarcevic Färm and Frederik Larzon, will release on May 28th their “The Melancholy Connection” cd consists of two previously unreleased tracks and 12 rarities not found, so far published only as a b-sides. The CD will be accompanied by a DVD with 90 minutes of footage never before seen the realization of recorded durations “” Pennybridge Pioneers “, as well as interviews with the band and live performances.

Millencolin will present the new collection in just two summer events, and have chosen Rock Idrho including confirming their close relationship with our country and with their Italian fans.

For more ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Rock in IdRho FestivalTHE HIVES JOIN THE ROCK IN IDRHO 2012 PREVIEW LINE UP!

Festival organisers have announced a major new international band that joins the Rock in Idrho line up!

Swedish band The Hives join The Offspring to play the first day of the Rock in Idrho Preview, scheduled for June 13 at Crane of Sesto San Giovanni (MI).  On that occasion the band will play, as well as evergreens, including songs from new album “HIVES LEX”, which is scheduled for release on 5th June.

After 400 concerts and 25 nights in hospital following the publication of the sensational The Black and White Album in 2007, the Hives are about to tread the stages around the world, starting with a stake in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2012 (the first weekend: 13 – April 15 / second weekend: April 20 to 22). Monday, April 23 the band will return to perform live on the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live (airing on ABC at 6:00 Italian time), just to arrive in Italy on June 13 for the inevitable appointment of Rock In Idrho 2012.

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Rock in IdRho FestivalITALY’S ROCK IN IDRHO ADDS A SECOND DAY!

Hub Music Factory is pleased to announce important news in the cast of Rock On Idrho 2012 and a big surprise: Rock Idrho in doubles this year with the addition of a new day!

Rancid, The Offspring, The Specials, Public Image Ltd, Billy Talent, Lagwagon, Hot Water Music, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, La Dispute, Cerebral Ballzy, Your Demise and more …..

A mix of seventeen Italian and international bands will play the Rock in Idrho Preview on 13th June at Carroponte – Sesto San Giovanni (MI)

The Headliner Offsping (for the occasion will play songs from the new CD that is due out in spring), and then what will be the main day of the Festival announced for July 21st Rho Fair Arena, with Headliner Rancid.

For more ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Heineken Jammin' Festival, ItalyTHE PRODIGY NAMED AS 3RD HEADLINER FOR HEINEKEN JAMMIN 2012!

Taking place in Fiera di Rho a Milano, Italy from the 5th to 7th July, organisers have announced that The Prodigy will headline on Friday 6th July joining already announced headliners The Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Also recently announced are a number of bands across the 3 day festival – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Pitbull, Enter Shikari, New Order, Gorillaz Sound System, Chase and Status, Evanescence, Lostprophets, Seether

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

THE DMC ONLINE DJ CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Calling all DJs!! Our friends at MUZU are working with DMC as partner in the 2012 DMC Online DJ Championships – check out the info below and if you’re interested get working!

The 2012 DMC Online DJ Championships is Live. Enter the competition by Uploading your 2 minute set via MUZU and we will support your quest to become the online DJ Champion.

Up for Grabs is an amazing prize: An all-expenses paid trip to the DMC World Championships  to compete against the best Scratch DJs in the world. Plus loads of new kit and $3000 cash.

To enter, all you need to do is

1.       record a 2 minute DJ set video using decks, CDJs and the latest DJ mixing technology to make yourself stand out from other DJs
2.       upload it to the competition via MUZU.TV. Register at MUZU here https://www.muzu.tv/join/?type=industry
3.       Get the Sharelink for the video and Submit it at http://www.facebook.com/muzutv?sk=app_171350439587
4.       Once the voting starts MUZU will get behind you and promote your Set to get Votes from our Community

To be included in Round One of the competition, Submit your set by March 19th, Voting begins on March 20 – 26th and the Winner is announced on April 10th

For more information go to http://www.dmcdjonline.com/

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012CANNIBAL CORPSE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES & LIZZY BORDEN NEW FOR GODS OF METAL 2012

Today organisers have announced the arrival of CANNIBAL CORPSE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES and LIZZY BORDEN to the Gods of Metal bill for 2012!

CANNIBAL CORPSE return to Italy at Gods Of Metal 2012 on 21st June (MANOWAR headlining). After participating in the 2012 edition in Turin, the American band will return to give us great music and great growl extreme. The ultimate death metal band will present songs from the new album “Torture” (out March 13th) in addition to the classics that made it famous around the world. CANNIBAL Welcome back!

BLACK VEIL BRIDES, young glam rock band from Los Angeles band, have confirmed their presence for 23rd June (MOTLEY CRUE headliner). The same day we have the honor to announce the presence of LIZZY BORDEN: historical “shock rock” band, in the wake of Alice Cooper and WASP … a great return!

For more GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoBLACK SABBATH WILL ONLY PLAY ONE FESTIVAL SHOW THIS SUMMER

Unfortunately due to Tony Iommi’s ongoing treatment Black Sabbath have cancelled all but one of their European festival / tour dates.  They will be playing Download Festival on June the 10th with the rest of the shows being billed as OZZY & FRIENDS so not to let the fans down.

See the official press release:

BLACK SABBATH – who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour, have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10th at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.

The tour now looks like this:
BLACK SABBATH
Sun 6/10 Donington UK Download Festival

OZZY AND FRIENDS

Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH & HARDCORE SUPERSTAR JOIN GODS OF METAL!

New confirmations for GODS OF METAL 2012 – Three important bands have been added to the bill of Italian memorable event to be held between 21 and 24 June in Arena Fiera Milano (Rho).

CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH will perform on June 21, with MANOWAR headlining. The Finnish CHILDREN OF BODOM will enter in studio next months to work on the new album; AMON AMARTH celebrates 20 years of career and, so it will bw a very special show

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR has been confirmed for June 23, the day when SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and MOTLEY CRUE will rock the stage later that day. The sleazy rock Swedish band led by Jocke Berg make us jump and dance all the time thanks to his sound wild and rough!

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Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012SLASH JOINS GODS OF METAL LINE UP ON JUNE 23RD!

SLASH loves Italy and Italy loves him: we remind you the “sold out” show recorded in July 2011 and June 2010. Is a great pleasure for us to confirm SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators on Gods Of Metal 2012 stage on 23 June: he will perform just before MOTLEY CRUE.

It will be an unforgettable day, because we will have the opportunity to attend the largest and most important italian rock’n’roll summer event: Slash and Motley Crue are the two worlwide hard rock icons. They will play on the same stage.

Joining Slash in this announement is ADRENALINE MOB, the super-project band of Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Russell Allen (Symphony X), will perform on 21 June on Gods Of Metal 2012 stage, during the day which will see MANOWAR headliners!

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Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL NOW OFFERS 2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS!

Due to huge request, Gods organizers have decided to put 2 days festival tickets on sale for your choice of days for the next edition of GODS OF METAL.

The type of ticket on sales will be as follows:

Regular Day Ticket: €65,00 + booking fee
Pit Day Ticket (June 24th: sold out): €85,00 + booking fee
2 Day Ticket: €115,00 + booking fee
Festival Ticket (4 days): €220,00 + booking fee

Tickets are available NOW from TicketOne – BUY GODS OF METAL TICKETS  – click here >>>

Those who have bought tickets for the show of BLACK SABBATH and would like to buy a festival ticket, can return back their ticket at the store and pay the difference.

GODS OF METAL 2012 – June 21st to 24th – MILAN, Arena Fiera

June 21st: MANOWAR
Also confirmed: Unisonic, the great return of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen, Holyhell. Other special guests TBA.

June 22nd: GUNS N’ ROSES
Also confirmed: Within Temptation, Sebastian Bach, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Ugly Kid Joe. Other special guests TBA.

June 23rd: MÖTLEY CRÜE
Other special guests will be announced shortly.

June 24th: BLACK SABBATH
Also confirmed: Opeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, DevilDriver, August Burns Red. Other special guests TBA.

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012FINAL GODS OF METAL 2012 HEADLINER ANNOUNCED!

It’s been a busy morning of announcements here are e-tainment news HQ and we can now bring you the last headliner for this year’s Gods of Metal Festival!  It’s none other than the explosive GUNS N’ ROSES!

A number of other bands have also been released across the festival – Within Temptation, Sebastian Bach, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Ugly Kid Joe, Unisonic, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen, Holyhell

For more GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2012  information and line up – click here >>>

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy 2012ANOTHER HEADLINER ANNOUNCED FOR GODS OF METAL 2012

After the earlier announcement about Manowar, here is another big name that is added to the bill of the Gods Of Metal 2012: Mötley Crüe!

Motley Crue will headline on the 23rd June confirming that the Gods Of Metal festival has been expanded from one day to a total of four days this year!

So who have organisers got lined up to headline on June 22nd?

For more GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, ItalyMANOWAR TO HEADLINE GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL IN ITALY!

MANOWAR return to Italy after ten years of absence to: play at Gods of Metal festival on June 21st!  Joey DeMaio, MANOWAR bassist, has confirmed the rumors – MANOWAR, the Kings Of Metal, will perform at the Gods Of Metal festival as a headliner of the day June 21st

For more GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoMORE FESTIVAL HEADLINE DATES FOR THE CURE!

The Cure have announced more european festival dates for this year via their website http://www.thecure.com, check them out…

26- May-2012 – PINK POP, HOLLAND
29th June – 1st July 2012 – LES EUROCKEENNES, FRANCE
5-8th July-2012 – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, DENMARK
7-Jul-2012 – HEINEKEN JAMMIN’, ITALY
9-Jul-2012 – ROCK IN ROMA, ITALY

More dates still to come…

Rock in IdRho Festival 2012RANCID TO HEADLINE ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL 2012

Just announced on their Facebook page, Rock in Idrho organizers have revealed that RANCID will be headlining the 5th edition of the festive that takes place next year on the 21st July at the Arena Rho in Milan!

For more ROCK IN IDRHO FESTIVAL 2012 information – click here >>>

Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, ItalyMORE BANDS JOIN BLACK SABBATH AT GODS OF METAL 2012!

As announced a few days ago, organisers have revealed the first names that will perform during the long-awaited day of the Fiera Arena on June 24th in Milan, where BLACK SABBATH (in the original line-up!) Will be headlining the Gods Of Metal 2012.

There are three metal bands in our beloved peninsula have never trod the stage of Italian Gods Of Metal: OPETH, LAMB OF GOD and TRIVIUM!

Opeth, the Swedish prog-metal band, will return to Italy, after the “sold out” of November 24 at the Alcatraz in Milan, during the summer. Their latest album entitled ‘Heritage’ has received universal approval …

Trivium, fresh new album and a “sold out” to the General Stores are the new pioneers of heavy metal that advances … Their riffs are inspired by the great masters of the genre as Metallica, Megadeth and Testament!

LAMB OF GOD, that we saw in 2009 opened the show by Metallica in Milan and Rome, will release new album “Resolution” on Roadrunner / Warner on January 24 next year. It will be a killer show and exasperated: even fucking metal!

For more GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

e-tainment news european festival blogWith Christmas fast approaching and organisers starting to release bands for next year’s festivals, before we get too busy, we want to thank all of our subscribers and users for reading our blog.

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