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Sonisphere Festival UK 2012QUEEN, FAITH NO MORE & KISS TO HEADLINE SONISPHERE FESTIVAL UK

With a quarter of a century having since passed, rock legends QUEEN are to return to play a second concert at the venue that provided them with the setting for one of their biggest and most historic concerts.

QUEEN’s Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed the band will headline the second day of SONISPHERE appearing on the APOLLO stage on Saturday July 7th.  KNEBWORTH was the setting for QUEEN’s final concert with Freddie Mercury in August 1986.  May and Taylor also confirmed that for this very special event they will be joined by US singer-songwriter ADAM LAMBERT.

Shooting rockets. Blood spitting. Face Paint. Shiny Boots and utterly jaw dropping triumphant live shows, SONISPHERE has revealed KISS as Friday’s headliner. With a reputation for being perhaps the most flamboyant and entertaining band on the planet, the American Kings will bring their stage extravaganza to SONISPHERE as their only European performance of 2012. While many bands have been chasing the eye liner shock horror dollar and have come and gone without changing the face of music as we know it, KISS have gone from strength to strength garnering praise, success and too many accolades to mention throughout the years, selling over 100 million albums worldwide and counting as the band is poised to unleash new album ‘Monster’ in June 2012.  Says the band:

“You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS”.

For the final, Sunday night, FAITH NO MORE will take the stage as headliners.

Onstage irreverent, uncompromising, unpredictable and dazzling at every turn, FNM have been setting new standards in exciting rock performance for more than two decades now.  With classics such as ‘Falling To Pieces’, ‘Epic’,  ‘Midlife Crisis’ and ‘Be Aggressive’, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton are poised to set KNEBWORTH on fire when they close the last night at SONISPHERE with their only UK appearance of 2012. Says bassplayer Billy Gould:

“It was over 2 years ago when we decided to reform and play those amazing UK shows. The good news is, we’ve had a couple of years to improve our skills; moving our song to error ratio down 3.5 full percentage points. Watch out UK, we’re going to do it right this time!!”

Other bands also announced today include:

Friday – Within Temptation, Wolfmother
Saturday – Evanescence, Tim Minchin, The Darkness, Flogging Molly, Lacuna Coil, Gojira
Sunday – Incubus, Marilyn Manson, Cypress Hill, Andrew W.K., Refused, Mastodon, The Blackout

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Werchter Boutique 2012WERCHTER BOUTIQUE LINE UP IS NOW COMPLETE!

Werchter Boutique presents Metallica with Soundgarden, Mastodon, Channel Zero, Gojira and Ghost!  This year, Werchter Boutique, which will take place at the Festival Park in Werchter (Belgium) on Whit Monday May 28th, is all about heavy rock and metal.

Metallica will play their magnum opus ‘Metallica’ (1991) in full. ‘The Black Album’ celebrated its 20th birthday in 2011. The set will be complemented with a parade of classics from the band’s immense back catalogue. The Metallica show at Werchter Boutique show will be their only performance in the Benelux area this summer.

Metallica are not coming to Werchter alone. They are keen to invite other bands to take part in the festivities. The names of these bands can now be revealed. In consultation with Metallica, the following bands have been added to the line-up: SOUNDGARDEN, MASTODON, CHANNEL ZERO, GOJIRA and GHOST.

MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenMETAL TOWN PRESENTS THREE NEW ACTS 
 


Organisers have added France’s top metal band Gojira, Swedish metallers Skitarg and Canadian band Kobra and the Lotus to this year’s Metal Town festival!

With brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier at the head shook Gojira life in its French home village in the mid 90’s. The extreme metal band was soon from demo recordings to tour with both Immortal and Cannibal Corpse.

Skitarg has an underground-style, risen up as a Swedish metal band with a reputation like no other. These are violent and vicious extreme metal, combined with humor and total insanity. With absolutely exquisite black and death metal and has made himself widely known as a live band out of the ordinary. 
 
This is a hugely interesting and incredibly long-awaited first visit to Metal Town in the summer!

Kobra and the Lotus, with its rock-hard front person Kobra Paige at the microphone has become one of Canada’s most successful new metal bands. Their debut album “Out of the Pit” which was produced by Kevin Shirley was released, two years ago. 16 months on the road followed, with 168 performances and rave reviews.

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Sonisphere Festival Spain 2012SONISPHERE SWITZERLAND ANNOUNCES DATES AND BANDS!

Just announced are the dates for the latest Swiss edition of the touring Sonisphere festival!

Taking place on the 30th May at Yverdon-les-bains Sonisphere Switzerland will have the mighty METALLICA playing the Black album in full and will be joined by SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTODON, GOJIRA and ELUVEITIE.

Tickets are available on Friday, 17th February 2012 at 8am on www.ticketorner.ch……be quick

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Sonisphere Festival Poland 2012METALLICA TO HEADLINE SONISPHERE FESTIVAL POLAND 2012

Continuing their celebration of the Black Album METALLICA have been confirmed as headliners for the 3rd edition of the Sonisphere festival in Poland with special guests to be announced soon!

Taking place on the 10th May, tickets go on sale tomorrow the 3rd February 2012!

Other acts also confirmed Black Label Society, Gojira, Acid Drinkers, Hunter, Luxtorpeda

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Sonisphere Festival Spain 2012MORE BANDS FOR SONISPHERE FESTIVAL SPAIN

So we know that Sonisphere Spain is taking place in May this year, so now for some news….SOUNDGARDEN will be playing an exclusive Spanish show for you!!

And here comes another metal classic – SLAYER will also be heading to Getafe this May!  The next batch of bands announced today are Gojira, Orange Goblin, Ghost, Sister and Clutch! And there are still a few bands to come…..

Lastly for today Within Temptation, Children of Bodom, Kyuss Lives!, Skindred and Vita!

So what are your thoughts about this line up so far…???

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Sonisphere Festival Finland 2012METALLICA AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR THE 4TH EDITION OF SONISPHERE FINLAND!

So here we have it the second Sonisphere festival to be announced for 2012 (the other being in the UK) and we have the first five bands for you…!

Playing the legendary Black Album in full we have Metallica headlining the 4th edition of the festival in Finland and they will be joined by Machine Head, Amorphis, Gojira and Ghost!

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Sonisphere Festival UKSONISPHERE FESTIVAL SPAIN GROWS TO 2 DAYS AND ADDS MORE BANDS!

Sonisphere festival Spain has been extended and will now go from one to two days, with performances also on Friday, July 15th.

Among the new signings of 2011 Sonisphere is an exclusive performance in Spain of TWISTED SISTER, New York band that emerged in the 70 and essential for understanding the hard rock and glam metal 80’s. Straddling the Judas Priest heavy metal and hard rock of Kiss and Alice Cooper himself, his gaudy makeup and anthems like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ or ‘I Want to Rock’ would have been at the altar of rock and roll.

In a heavier musical wave, the presence of bands of the packaging and the trajectory of the U.S. DREAM THEATER (progressive metal), Sweden’s ARCH ENEMY (melodic death metal) and HAMMERFALL (Helloween power metal to) the Italians LACUNA COIL (gothic metal) and band GOJIRA (progressive death metal)

No less important are the bands representing the national scene, the locals SÔBER present their new and highly anticipated album ‘Superbia’ (his first studio album in seven years) and ANGELUS APATRIDA, the most powerful revelation of the national metal recently , will present his album ‘Clockwork’, acclaimed by critics and audiences. Americans Valient Thorr, initially announced for Saturday 16, will play on Friday.

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Sonisphere Festival GreeceSONISPHERE GREECE ANNOUNCES FIRST BANDS

Announced on their Facebook page earlier Sonisphere festival Greece has released the names of the first 5 bands to play this year’s festival in Terra Vibe Park – IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, MASTODON, GOJIRA, VIRUS

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Sonisphere Festival SwitzerlandSONISPHERE FESTIVAL SWITZERLAND ADDS 2 MORE TO THE LINE UP

The French avant-garde metallers GOJIRA and Guns N ‘Roses Duff McKagan legend with his solo band LOADED have been added to this year’s line up with organizers promising a big name act to be announced today at 5pm…..Any ideas who it might be??

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Sonisphere Festival Czech RepublicSISTERS OF MERCY PLAY FIRST FESTIVAL IN 20 YEARS!

The last time THE SISTERS OF MERCY played at an outdoor UK festival, shell-suits were being swapped for baggy jeans, home taping was the biggest danger to the recording industry and the world wide web had just been made publicly available on the internet for the first time. A lot has changed since then, but the unclassifiable blend of rock, pop, punk, dance and psychedelia that THE SISTERS OF MERCY are famous for has stood the test of time, becoming classic in its own right.

LIMP BIZKIT return to SONISPHERE this year after putting on one of the weekend’s highlights at the inaugural event in 2009.  Taking the stage before festival closers SLIPKNOT, the multi-million selling rockers appear as special guests on the APOLLO stage on the Sunday night for their only festival appearance in England this year.

Joining them in today’s announcement are KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, GALLOWS, ONE MINUTE SILENCE, VOLBEAT, GOJIRA, INME, DARKEST HOUR

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Sonisphere Festival ItalySONISPHERE FESTIVAL FRANCE ADDS 8 MORE BANDS

Team Sonisphere France have revealed that AIRBORNE,  MASTODON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BRING ME THE HORIZON and GOJIRA have been added to the July 8th line up with headliners Slipknot whilst PAPA ROACH and MASS HYSTERIA will be joining the Big 4 on July 9th

More acts to be announced towards the end of February!

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