Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Japanese Download Festival Show

The organizers behind the first ever Download Festival in Japan, which will take place on March 21st, have issued the following statement:

“Following Ozzy’s recent postponement of UK and European tours due to ill health, the Download Japan team has been wishing for a speedy recovery in the hope that he would be able to perform at the festival. Unfortunately however, Ozzy has been forced to cancel his appearance at Download Japan 2019 on doctor’s orders. We apologize to his fans, and anyone inconvenienced by this news.

“Ozzy, who has been suffering from pneumonia, has left the hospital, but has been told to continue to receive treatment at home for a period of six weeks. We wish Ozzy all the best for a full and speedy recovery, and a comeback show in Japan.

“We are currently working towards the announcement of additional acts for the festival. Thank you for your patience. We kindly ask for your understanding that refunds will not be issued in the case of lineup changes.”

Late last month, Ozzy issued the following video in which he talks about his memories of Japan and Japanese audiences.

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Gojira Share Pro-Shot Live Performance From ‘Pol’and Rock Festival’

Gojira premiere a pro-shot live video of their appearance at last 2018’s ‘Pol’and Rock Festival‘. That performance took place in early August of last year in Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland.

In other news Gojira have been reportedly working on a new record in recent months and also have this mini-tour lined up with Deafheaven:

06/11 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (feat. All Them Witches)
06/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (feat. All Them Witches)
06/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
06/14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival

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Godflesh August North American Tour Announced

Godflesh will be out touring North America in August around their appearance at this year’s ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘ festival. Below’s where you can catch the band live:

08/19 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
08/20 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
08/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
08/22 Detroit, MI – El Club
08/24 Chicago, IL – Metro (feat. Harm’s Way & Mirrors For Psychic Warfare)
08/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (feat. Tombs, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare & Body Stuff)

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War Of Ages April Dates Announced

War Of Ages announce some dates in April to lead them into their appearance at this year’s ‘New England Metal And Hardcore Festival‘. See below for where they will perform:

04/17 Kent, OH – The Outpost
04/18 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
04/19 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
04/20 Corning, NY – Lando’s
04/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal And Hardcore Festival‘)

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All Pigs Must Die European Mini-Tour Announced

All Pigs Must Die have some European shows booked to lead them into their appearance at this year’s ‘Roadburn Festival‘. Here’s how the schedule will run:

04/13 Linkopingen, SWE – The Crypt
04/14 Stockholm, SWE – Dead Rhythm
04/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Beta
04/16 Hamburg, GER – Marx
04/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kult Tempel
04/18 Antwerpen, BEL – Het Bos
04/21 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival

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Grindmother Signs With Extreme Management Group

Remember the appearance of rather unorthodox group Grindmother some time back? That distinctive Canadian mother / son band — featuring the 68 year old Grindmother herself — has much more coming on the horizon!

The project just inked a worldwide deal with Extreme Management Group, home to bands like Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Rings of Saturn, and more. Grindmother released debut album “Age of Destruction” in April 2016, and has so far toured across the USA, Canada, and Japan, but that’s just the beginning.

Upon signing, the band commented:, “Grindmother is honored to join the ranks of Extreme Management Group. We are elated by this opportunity to focus solely on our art, while the pros at EMG handle the rest. May this treaty usher in an epoch of goodwill and Grindcore!”

Manager Mark Kloeppel added, “This band is something very needed in the world. It’s mere existence works to tear down social constraints in music, and completely encompasses the essence of the genre. I’m proud to be working with this stellar act!”

Stay tuned for more news on Grindmother coming soon!

Age of Destruction by Grindmother

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Completes 2017 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal Master’s Hammer, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete. The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi and day tickets are available at the festival website here. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DOOL (NL)
BAPTISM (FI)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
SPASM (CZ)
PENTACLE (NL)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
VERWOED (NL)
HAUNTED (IT)
DYSTOPIA (NL)

Saturday 16th December 2017

VENOM (UK)
CORONER (CH)
MASTER’S HAMMER (CZ)
TANKARD (DE)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
GAAHLS WYRD (NO)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
DARKANE (SE)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (FI)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
BALFOR (UA)
DISTILLATOR (NL)
AUDN (IS)
ANOMALIE (AT)
DARKFALL (SE)
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
SABIENDAS (DE)

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Tombs premieres “Walk With Me in Nightmares” video via Ozzfest Facebook

– July 25th, 2017 –

After recently announcing their appearance at Ozzfest on November 4th at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA, Tombs is now premiering their new video for “Walk With Me in Nightmares” via Ozzfest’s Facebook. To watch “Walk With Me in Nightmares” [which was directed/edited by David Brodsky (mgenyc.com)], please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ozzfestofficial – where the video will be debuting at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST. Fans can also view “Walk With Me in Nightmares” now at: : youtube.com/watch?v=JoC0j-kJrXY

Tombs recently released their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation – the group’s most experimental record to-date. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases front-man Mike Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence.

To preview and purchase The Grand Annihilation, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs

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Fistula Streaming New Song “Serial Vapist” From Brand Album “The Shape of Doom to Cumm )))”

Ohio’s pessimists and miserycore veterans from Fistula are streaming a new song entitled “Serial Vapist”, taken from the band’s brand new album “The Shape of Doom to Cumm )))”, out in stores now via Totem Cat Records.

Check out now “Serial Vapist” below.

Explains vocalist Dan Harrington:

“‘Serial Vapist’ was the final song written for the album. Back in March, I was crashing on Bahb’s couch before our appearance at Berserker III Fest. He started playing this killer riff on his acoustic guitar. The next day we had practice, he and Corey jammed on the riff and shortly after the song was complete. The day after that we recorded the entire album except for the two songs that didn’t have lyrics (‘Serial Vapist’ and ‘Sabbath Wants To Do A Split With Me’). Corey and I revisited some of our original ideas for The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))). The lyrics wrote themselves instantaneously. I worked in a record store for nine years, so writing lyrics to antagonize doom metal hipster dickheads was a fucking piece of cake, as a pretentious record nerd, I’ve been guilty of half of the shit I’m making fun of.”

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Ancient To Play Gothoom Festival 2017

Reactivated Norwegian group Ancient is confirmed for Gothoom Festival, set to take place on July 20 – 22, 2017 in Slovakia. Get more information on Gothoom Festival right here.

Ancient frontman Zel commented: “It’s with great pleasure we announce our appearance at the Gothoom festival in July next year. Slovakia is a country we have many great memories from and we look very much forward to return to our fans there and unleash the Ancient spirit once again!!”

Zel will also feature as a special guest at Mortuary Drape’ss 30th anniversary show, taking place on November 12th at LAB in Alessandria (Italy).

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