Graspop Metal Meeting Announces First Batch Of Bands For 2019 Lineup

The organisers of Belgium’s premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting have announced the first fifty names for next year’s edition of the event. Headlining the Friday night will be Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation, while capping off Saturday will be Iowa nine piece, Slipknot. Also performing at the festival will be Def Leppard, Whitesnake, King Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Testament and many more. You can see the initial lineup below. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 23.

The current lineup is as follows:

Within Temptation (Headliner)
Slipknot (Headliner)
Agnostic Front
Amon Amarth
Bleed From Within
Borknagar
Candlemass
Carcass
Children Of Bodom
Combichrist
Crisix
Crowbar
Cult Of Luna
Deathstars
Def Leppard
Delain
Demons & Wizards
Disturbed
Eluveitie
Equilibrium
Fleshgod Apocalypse
FM
Gloryhammer
Godsmack
Grand Magus
Halestorm
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Hawkwind
Immolation
In Flames
King Diamond
Krokus
Legion Of The Damned
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Municipal Waste
No Fun At All
Orange Goblin
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Power Trip
Sabaton
Sick Of It All
Sonata Arctica
State Champs
Testament
To The Rats And Wolves
Trivium
Whitechapel
Whitesnake

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Striker Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Play To Win”

Edmonton’s STRIKER will be releasing their sixth studio album “Play To Win” this Friday, October 26th via their independent label Record Breaking Records. Before the album officially hits speakers across the world, the band premiere its pre-release full-album stream.

Listen to “Play To Win” in full below.

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Ektomorf Premiere New Track “Eternal Mayhem” & Cover Of Metallica’s “Hardwired”

Ektomorf debut their new two-song single “Eternal Mayhem“, which will be released this Friday, October 24th, via AFM Records. The effort also features a take on Metallica‘s “Hardwired“.

Cover of Metallica‘s “Hardwired“:

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Samskaras Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Lithification”

Quebecois tech-death outfit Samskaras premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Lithification”, which will be out in stores this Friday, October 26th.

Check out now “Lithification” in its entirety below.

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Bodysnatcher Premiere New Track “Ego Killer”

Bodysnatcher premiere a new track titled “Ego Killer” which you can stream it below. The cut is one of five new songs to appear on the forthcoming deluxe edition of their latest release “Death Of Me“. Stay Sick Recordings will have that outing in stores this Friday, October 26th.

In addition to the release having been re-mixed and remastered, the deluxe edition will include 5 new songs:

“Ego Killer”
“Exterminate”
“Isolation”
“Show Stopper”
“Consequence”

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The Browning Premiere New Track “Geist” – We Butter The Bread With Butter Singer Guests

Another new song from The Browning‘s impending new album “Geist” has arrived. Today the group premiere the title track, which finds We Butter The Bread With Butter vocalist Paul Bartzsch guesting. The effort itself will be released next Friday, October 26th.

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Dekagram Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “May Flights Of Devils Guide You Home”

Dekagram premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “May Flights Of Devils Guide You Home”, which was released past Friday via Grey Matter Productions.

Check out now “May Flights Of Devils Guide You Home” in its entirety below.

May Flights Of Devils Guide You Home by DEKAGRAM

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Iron Reagan Premiere New Song “The Devastation” From Upcoming New EP “Dark Days Ahead”

Iron Reagan premiere another new song from their impending EP “Dark Days Ahead”, which will be out in stores next Friday, October 12th, via Pop Wig Records. “The Devastation” is the latest single off it and you can stream it now below:

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High On Fire Premiere New Song “Spewn From The Earth”

High On Fire‘s new studio effort “Electric Messiah” will be out this Friday, October 05th. Below you another new track off it called “Spewn From The Earth”.

Comments frontman/guitarist Matt Pike of the song:

“Cryogenically frozen giant kings of old, awake and smash through the bowels of Earth to free themselves in a campaign to usurp their throne from man, and impregnate the populace once again.”

Next month High On Fire will co-headline ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour‘ alongside Municipal Waste:

11/02 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
11/03 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/04 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
11/06 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
11/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/10 Richmond, VA – The National (feat. Gwar)
11/11 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/13 Boston, MA – Paradise
11/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
11/17 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
11/20 Portland, OR – BossaNova Ballroom
11/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox @ The Market
11/23 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
11/24 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater
11/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (no High On Fire)
11/26 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (no High On Fire)

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