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MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenMetal Town 2012 PosterMORE METAL IN ONE PLACE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINE!

So if you are in the Gothenburg area this coming weekend and fancy checking out some great bands like IN FLAMES, SLAYER, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON ANTHRAX, LAMB OF GOD and any more then never fear as there are still some tickets available and you can purchase them in total security through our friends at Eventim Sweden using the link below!

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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

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

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.

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

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL SWITZERLAND information and line up – click here >>>

Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium 2012ROCK WERCHTER ANNOUNCES 26 MORE ACTS FOR 2012!

That summer feel! Thanks to an astonishing load of 26 new names, Rock Werchter keeps the summer alive even during the coldest winter days. This year, apart from the Main Stage and the Pyramid Marquee, Rock Werchter is coming up with a third stage. This means: more names, more fun, more music. From the best guitar acts to the most solid beats. From the warm sounds of the melodica to a funky bass line. From indie pop to punk rock. It is all possible at Rock Werchter.

Added to the line-up are: MUMFORD & SONS, INCUBUS, GOSSIP, MILOW, SELAH SUE, THE KOOKS, DROPKICK MURPHYS, CALVIN HARRIS, BLACK BOX REVELATION, SKREAM ft. SGT POKES, JAMES MORRISON, MY MORNING JACKET, RISE AGAINST, MASTODON,  BIRDY NAM NAM, NOAH & THE WHALE, MAC MILLER, BAT FOR LASHES, ANNA CALVI, AMON TOBIN, MILES KANE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, THE MACCABEES, OTHER LIVES, NNEKA and JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW.

For more ROCK WERCHTER 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Sweden Rock Festival 2012MASTODON ADDED TO SWEDEN ROCK LINE UP!

America’s most important metal band at present? One thing’s for sure, the ten years that have passed since Mastodon released their debut album ”Remission” in 2002 have been one continuous honeymoon with both audience and critics!

The quartet from Atlanta combines aggression, groove, unpredictability and skill in a totally unprecedented fashion. They have also managed to keep their status as a connaisseurs band and still get increasingly popular with ”regular” fans with each consecutive album: ”Leviathan” (2004), ”Blood mountain” (2006), ”Crack the Skye” (2009) and most recently ”The hunter” (2011).

Sweden Rock Festival organisers are overjoyed to welcome Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brann Dailor (drums/vocals) and Bill Kelliher (guitar) – the group that has given a face to the concept ”the metal of the future – today”.

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

Nova Rock Festival AustriaMETALLICA, MACHINE HEAD AND SLAYER TO HEADLINE NOVA ROCK 2012

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Black Album METALLICA will play the whole album plus a selection of other hits

Organisers have revealed the first acts for 2012, check them out – Slayer, Machine Head, Within Temptation, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Dimmu Borgir, Killswitch Engage, Opeth, Trivium, Hatebreed, Lagwagon, August Burns Red, DevilDriver, The Answer, The Baseballs, Schandmaul, and Oomph!.

Nova Rock takes place from the 8th – 10th June 2012 in Austria

For more NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival TurkeySONISPHERE FESTIVAL TURKEY ANNOUNCES FIRST BANDS!

The last of this year’s Sonisphere festivals to announce dates and line up sees the mighty IRON MAIDEN taking the headline slot with special guests SLIPKNOT taking up the supporting role!

Other bands also confirmed so far include ALICE COOPER, MASTODON and IN FLAMES

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL TURKEY information – click here >>>

Graspop Metal Meeting BelgiumGRASPOP FESTIVAL ADDS 6 MORE TO THIS YEAR’S LINE UP

Organisers have announced that MASTODON, MOONSORROW, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, KYLESA, PROTEST THE HERO and GWAR have all been confirmed to play at Graspop this year!

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Sonisphere Festival BulgariaMORE BANDS ADDED TO THE LINE UP!

Soon after Iron Maiden revealed that they were headlining this year’s Sonisphere festival in Bulgaria, festival organisers have announced the addition of Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Mastodon and Apcalyptica to the line up!

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL BULGARIA information – click here >>>

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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Roskilde Festival DenmarkMETALLERS MATSODON JOIN ROSKILDE LINE UP

MASTODON (US) play their third concert at Roskilde Festival this summer. The mix of classic heavy metal, progressive rock and great technicality has made the band from the deep US south darlings with both metal fans, critics and music fans that are not normally into hard rock.

Two smaller bands have also been added today:
PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS) is becoming one of Australia’s biggest successes in metal and hardcore. Do not let Parkway Drive’s pretty band name fool you. This is metalcore from the angriest and heaviest part of the genre spectrum

DÅÅTH (US) has, in the course of four albums, investigated the borderland between death metal, thrash and whichever musical impressions that have caught their interest. Dååth’s two guitarists turn each concert into an eye-opener regarding virtuosity and dizzying solos, while drummer Kevin Talley is a star in metal circles for his take-no-prisoners drumming.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival SwedenSLIPKNOT, IN FLAMES AND A NEW VENUE FOR SONISPHERE SWEDEN

Now in it’s 3rd year Sonisphere festival once again decends upon Sweden!  This year Sonisphere will take place in Stockholm but not at Stora Skuggan as with last year but a new venue in the South of the city in and around the Globe arena.

Strange I hear you cry, but the main stage will be in the Soder Stadium and 2nd stage outside the Globe & Hovet – CLICK HERE to check out the map!

So who’s playing this year?  Well after Metallica and Iron Maiden playing to 40,000 and 50,000 strong crowds respectively the last 2 years, this year with a slimmed down capacity of 18,000 we have SLIPKNOT and IN FLAMES revealed as headliners and joining them will be MASTODON, MUSTASCH, AIRBOURNE, DEAD BY APRIL, KVELERTAK, GRAVEYARD.

Not what you expected, or are you happy with the line up and venue – let us know via our contact form

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Sonisphere Festival FinlandSLIPKNOT AND IN FLAMES AND MORE FOR SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FINLAND

It’s the turn of Soniphsere Finland to reveal their line up, let’s hope the weather is better this year!  So joining SLIPKNOT and IN FLAMES amongst the first bands to be announced are MASTODON, OPETH, SONATA ARCTICA, STAM1NA!

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FINLAND information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival Czech RepublicSONISPHERE CZECH REPUBLIC IS BACK FOR A 2ND YEAR!

The second annual Sonisphere festival will take place on June 11th at Milovice airport – about 30 km from Prague.

The headliners are heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN who will be joined by nu-metal pioneers KORN, Brazilian fighters led by the brothers Cavalera that are CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and psychedelic-metal band MASTODON.

Of course, this list of bands far from over, more will be revealed soon…

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL CZECH REPUBLIC information – click here >>>

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!

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL FRANCE information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival ItalySONISPHERE FESTIVAL ITALY MAKES ITS FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Saturday, June 25 will be headlined by the legendary IRON MAIDEN with their mega show, which alternates passages of the great classics to the most recent production.  Immediately prior to the Iron Maiden will be the turn of the wild SLIPKNOT. Saturday will also see the highly anticipated return of ROB ZOMBIE, and many other names in the rock-metal scene.

The next day, Sunday, June 26 – LINKIN PARK will be up to the great honor to close the first Italian edition of Sonisphere, the festival which will as the event already promises to be an absolute Italian summer. The American band finally arrives in Italy after many years of waiting, to delight the palate of the army of fans who have in our country.

Already confirmed on this day the magnificent ALTER BRIDGE, Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti recently seen in four sold out shows, THE CULT and the historic Teutonic GUANO APES reunion.

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL ITALY information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival SpainMORE ACTS COMING TO SONISPHERE FESTIVAL SPAIN IN 2011

With the mighty Iron Maiden installed as headliners of this year’s Sonipshere festival Spain, organizers have revealed that they will be joined by ALICE COOPER, APOCALYPTICA, MASTODON and VALIENT THOR.

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Sonisphere Festival Switzerland15 MORE BANDS ADDED TO SONISPHERE FESTIVAL SWITZERLAND

Sonisphere Switzerland organisers have announced a huge 15 new bands that will join headliners Iron Maiden and guests Slipknot and we expect this stop on the Sonisphere train to be a very popular one this year!

Check out these names – JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, MR. BIG, IN EXTREMO, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PAPA ROACH, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, MASTODON, THE DAMNED THINGS, ESCAPE THE FATE, GWAR, TIMES OF GRACE and DEVILDRIVER

For more SONISPHERE FESTIVAL SWITZERLAND information – click here >>>

Sonisphere Festival UKFOUR MORE ADDED TO SONISPHERE UK LINE UP!

MOTÖRHEAD make their debut appearance at Sönisphere this summer, giving fans their first chance to see songs from the recently released “The World Is Yours” album in a festival setting

MASTODON return to Knebworth this summer, having played at the inaugural Sonisphere back in 2009. Their progressive take on metal has seen them become one of the scene’s biggest names in recent years

IN FLAMES will make their first appearance in the UK since 2009’s Taste Of Chaos tour. Breaking out of the 90s Swedish Death Metal scene, IN FLAMES have gone on to become one of the country’s biggest musical exports

Making the long journey over from Down Under, Australia’s PARKWAY DRIVE pay their first visit to Sonisphere, bringing with them an arsenal of mosh-inducing metalcore.

For more SONISPHERE UK information – click here >>>