The Charm The Fury Announces Decision To Split Up

Dutch metal band The Charm The Fury have announced that the band will cease to exist for the time being.

The band states: “Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, The Charm The Fury has come to an end. Sadly, the band could not be sustained in its current line-up for multiple, complicated reasons. With the departure of our old guitarists Mathijs Parent and Rolf Perdok, many things changed. Also, the financial strain that the band was placing on some of us was becoming too hard to bear. Suffice to say, the current situation could not be maintained and a decision eventually had to be made.”

Over the years the band became well-known in their genre and played on every major festival in 2017, including Download UK, Graspop, Pinkpop and various support slots including Korn, Papa Roach and Marilyn Manson.

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Slayer, Lamb Of God And More Bands Confirmed For Download Festival 2019

The organisers of Britain’s biggest rock festival, Download has announced a further twenty four bands for next year’s edition of the event. Joining headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool will be Slayer, in what will be their final show in the United Kingdom, fellow thrash metal legends Anthrax, Virginia favourites Lamb Of God, grunge legends Smashing Pumpkins and progressive metal titans Dream Theater among others. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th – 16th

The festival lineup is now as follows:

Def Leppard (Headliners)
Slipknot (Headliners)
Tool (Headliners)
Slayer
Die Antwoord
Amon Amarth
Rob Zombie
Anthrax
Lamb Of God
Slash and Myles Kennedy
Opeth
Smashing Pumpkins
Dream Theater
Trivium
Carcass
Delain
Eagles Of Death Metal
Blackberry Smoke
Alien Weaponry
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Power Trip
Reel Big Fish
Skindred
Tesla
Starset
Underoath
Badflower
Black Futures
I Prevail
The Interrupters
Jinjer
Man With A Mission
Nothing
Nowhere
Our Last Night
Riding The Low
Royal Republic
The Amity Affliction
State Champs
Underside
Whitechapel
Yours Truly
Zebrahead

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Headliners Announced For Download Festival 2019

The organisers of Britain’s largest rock and metal festival, Download has announced the three headlining bands for next year’s event. Capping off the first night will be legendary British rockers Def Leppard, who will be performing the classic album, “Hysteria” in full, while on Saturday, Iowa nine piece Slipknot will headline the festival for the third time, before the weekend comes to a close with a performance from Tool.

In addition to this, a number of bands have been confirmed to perform at the event, including Slash and Myles Kennedy, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Carcass, Opeth, Die Antwoord, Delain, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Tesla, Starset, Underoath and The Amity Affliction.

The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th – 16th next year.

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U.D.O. Reveals New Album, “Steelfactory” Details, Posts New Video, “One Heart One Soul” Online

German metal gods U.D.O. will release their new album “Steelfactory” on August 31st worldwide via AFM Records. An official video for the new song “One Heart One Soul” is available for streaming below.

With “Steelfactory,” U.D.O return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with Dirkschneider, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past.

“Steelfactory” has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft. With its earthy, punchy and handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat) – “Steelfactory” meets the nerve of the time, which may be triggered again since the successful Dirkschneider tour worldwide.

Steelfactory will available in the following formats:

– Ltd. Boxset
– Ltd. Digipak
– Gtf. Red/Yellow Splatter 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Silver/Black Marbled 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Clear Red 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Clear Yellow 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Black 2-Vinyl
– CD Jewelcase
– Download & Streaming

Tracklisting:

1. Tongue Reaper
2. Make The Move
3. Keeper Of My Soul
4. In The Heat Of The Night
5. Raise The Game
6. Blood On Fire
7. Rising High
8. The Devil Is An Angel (Bonus Digipak)
9. Hungry And Angry
10. One Heart One Soul
11. Pictures In My Dreams (Bonus Digipak)
12. A Bite Of Evil
13. Eraser
14. Rose In The Desert
15. The Way

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Iron Reagan Summer European Tour Announced

Iron Reagan will be out touring Europe this summer with the following run of shows booked to begin last next month:

06/28 Madrid, SPA – Download Madrid 2018
06/30 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air 2018
06/30 Munster, GER – Vainstream
07/01 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
07/03 Rimini, ITA – Becky Bay
07/04 Milano, ITA – Carroponte
07/05 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ Talschock
07/06 Berlin, GER – S036
07/09 Munchen, GER – Backstage
07/11 Hamburg, GER – Monkeys Club
07/12 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
07/13 Tabor, CZE – Mighty Sounds Festival
07/14 Eindhoven, ET – Dynamo Metal Fest

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BABYMETAL Debut New Music Video & Single “Distortion”

Babymetal have released a new track titled “Distortion“. In addition to a digital release today, May 08th, the outfit debuts the below music video for the single.

Babymetal will head out on the following run of dates this week:

With Skyharbor:

05/08 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/10 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/11 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues Dallas
05/13 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta
05/17 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range (no Skyharbor)

BABYMETAL:

06/01 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/02 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/04 Innsbruck, AUT – Music Hall
06/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/06 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/09 Derbyshire, UK – Download Festival

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Dead Cross Premiere New Music Video “My Perfect Prisoner” & Release New EP

Dead Cross – featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.), Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), and Michael Crain (Retox, etc.) released their new self-titled EP via Ipecac Recordings yesterday. A music video for the song “My Perfect Prisoner” debuted online as well and can be seen below.

The track listing for the EP reads as follows:

01 – “Skin Of A Redneck”
02 – “My Perfect Prisoner”
03 – “Shillelagh” (Panicker Remix)
04 – “Church of the Motherfuckers” (Planet B Remix)

Dead Cross 2018 live dates include:

05/02 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
06/02 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound
06/03 Nimes, FRA – This Is Not A Love Song
06/05 Bologna, ITA – Estragon Club
06/06 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
06/07 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield
06/10 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/12 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
06/13 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock Festival
06/16 Cologne, GER – Gloria Theatre
06/17 Paris, FRA – Download Paris
06/19 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
06/20 Cognac, FRA – Westrock
06/22 Vitoria, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/26 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
06/27 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Metal
07/01 Moscow, RUS – Glav Club
07/03 Berlin, GER – SO36
07/04 Gydnia, POL – Open’er
07/06 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/08 Belfort, FRA – Eurokeenes
07/10 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
07/12 Dour, BEL – Dour

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Initial “Farewell” Tour Dates

Following the announcement yesterday that British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a final world tour, dubbed his “Farewell” tour, the singer has announced the first batch of dates for the trek, which will see him perform in a variety of countries from Mexico to Russia. Although several venues and in some cases cities has yet to be confirmed, Ozzy will kick off the tour, which is expected to last into 2020 with the following shows:

May 5 – Mexico – TBA
May 8 – Santiago, Chile – TBA
May 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – TBA
May 13 – São Paulo, Brazil – TBA
May 16 – Curitiba, Brazil – TBA
May 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – TBA
May 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – TBA
June 1 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiisky
June 3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
June 6 – Finland – TBA
June 8 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival
June 17 – Italy – TBA
June 20 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival
June 28 – Oberhausen, Germany – König-Pilsnet Arena
June 30 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
July 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena

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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Initial “Farewell” Tour Dates

Following the announcement yesterday that British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a final world tour, dubbed his “Farewell” tour, the singer has announced the first batch of dates for the trek, which will see him perform in a variety of countries from Mexico to Russia. Although several venues and in some cases cities has yet to be confirmed, Ozzy will kick off the tour, which is expected to last into 2020 with the following shows:

May 5 – Mexico – TBA
May 8 – Santiago, Chile – TBA
May 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – TBA
May 13 – São Paulo, Brazil – TBA
May 16 – Curitiba, Brazil – TBA
May 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – TBA
May 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – TBA
June 1 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiisky
June 3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
June 6 – Finland – TBA
June 8 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival
June 17 – Italy – TBA
June 20 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival
June 28 – Oberhausen, Germany – König-Pilsnet Arena
June 30 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
July 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena

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Ozzy Osbourne To Embark On “Farewell” Tour, Confirmed For European Festivals

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining festivals across Europe next year in what is, according to the organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, his “farewell” world tour. Although this is being touted as his final world tour, Osbourne says he may still perform shows “here and there” and it is expected that he will still be releasing another album. An official statement or list of tour dates has yet to be announced by Osbourne’s camp, but he has been confirmed to headline the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, Denmark’s, Copenhell event and both the British and Spanish editions of the Download festival.

Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping said: “We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”

More on this story will be revealed as soon as information becomes available.

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