Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year’s edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Iron Maiden Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has become the latest band to be confirmed for the 2018 edition of Belgium’s premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, as part of their “Legacy of the Beast” tour, which will focus primarily on material from the 1980s. The group joins Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N Roses on the bill, which for one year only will be held across four days, in what the festival has dubbed the “XL Edition.” The event will be held from June 21st to June 24th and tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday (November 18th.)

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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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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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Graspop Metal Meetings And Hellfest Live Streams Give Us Metal For The Weekend

Two of the most popular European festivals kick off this weekend – Graspop Metal Meetings in Belgium and Hellfest in France. Both will live stream selected acts starting today and through the weekend.

Among the confirmed acts set for the live stream (subject to change daily) at Graspop Metal Meetings: Melechesh, Rotting Christ, Axel Rudi Pell, Devildriver and Alestorm.

For Hellfest, you can witness (subject to change daily): Devin Townsend Project, Powerwolf, Behemoth, Obituary, In Flames, Saxon, Opeth, Metal Church and Coroner.

To check the schedule and two channels of live streaming (all times CET) from Graspop Metal Meetings, head on over to this location.

To check out live streaming from Hellfest (all times CET), head on over to this location.

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Motionless In White Posts New Song “Rats”

Roadrunner recording group Motionless In White just premiered “Rats,” the latest track to be released from upcoming album “Graveyard Shift.” New track “Rats” follows Motionless In White’s previous single “Eternally Yours.”.

Motionless In White has also been announced as lead support on the second leg of In This Moment’s “Half God Half Devil” tour. The second leg of the summer trek is set to begin June 28th at St. Louis, MO’s The Pageant and continues through early August.

The band is further set to light up an array of festivals around the world, including Concord, NC’s Carolina Rebellion (Sunday, May 7th), Somerset, WI’s Northern Invasion (Sunday, May 14th), and Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range (Friday, May 19th).

From there, the group will cross the Atlantic for a European tour highlighted by headline dates and festival performances including Luxembourg’s The A’s Mayhem (Sunday, June 4th), Donnington Park’s Download UK 2017 (Friday, June 9th), Lyon, FR’s LongLive RockFest (Tuesday, June 13th), Dessel, BE’s Graspop Metal Meeting (Friday, June 16th), Copenhagen, DK’s Copenhell (June 22nd-24th), Madrid, ES’s Download Madrid (June 22nd-24th), and Gräfenhainichen, DE’s With Full Force Festival (June 22nd-24th).

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Rotting Christ Gearing Up For “Rituals” Tour Dates

Rotting Christ has announced an extensive headlining European tour. The “Rituals” 2017 trek begins on March 9th and sees Rotting Christ traveling throughout the year, hitting 17 countries before concluding on Ocober 6th.

Mar. 9 Bari (IT) @ Demode Club
Mar. 10 Roma (IT) @ Traffic Club
Mar. 11 Bologna (IT) @ Alchemica Club
Mar. 17 Bielsko Biala (PL) @ Rude Boy
Mar. 18 Prague (CZ) @ Hellenic Darkness Festival
Mar. 20 Bohinjska Bistrica (SI) @ Winter Days of Metal
Mar. 25 Athens (GR) @ Peiraios Academy
Apr. 8 Iraklion (GR) @ Milos
Apr. 29 Catania (IT) @ Southern Storm Festival

Jun. 2 Aachen (DE) @ Musikbunker
Jun. 3 Leipzig (DE) @ Wave Gothic Treffen
Jun. 6 Kosice (SK) @ Coloseum
Jun. 9 Hauptmannsgrün (DE) @ Chronical Moshers Open Air
Jun. 10 Wroclaw (PL) @ Firlej
Jun. 11 Poznan (PL) @ U Bazyla
Jun. 13 Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof
Jun. 14 Osnabrück (DE) @ Bastard Club
Jun. 15 Arnhem (DE) @ Willemeen
Jun. 16 Dessel (BE) @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 17 Drachten (NL) @ Iduma
Jun. 22 Essen (DE) @ Turock
Jun. 23 Ferropolis (DE) @ With Full Force
Jun. 24 Halden (NO) @ Tons of Rock
Jul. 14 Dunauyvaros (HU) @ Rockmaraton
Jul. 29 Viseu (PT) @ Viseu Rockfest
Aug. 5 Tampere (FI) @ Saari Helvetti Festival
Aug. 10 Graz (AT) @ Metal on the Hill
Aug. 12 Jeromer (CZ) @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 18 Falun (SE) @ Lugnet as part of Sabbaton Open Air)
Sept. 22 Zaragoza (ES) @ Iberian Warriors
Oct. 6 Brighton (UK) @ Mammoth Fest

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Turnstile Reissuing “Nonstop Feeling” Through Roadrunner

Turnstile has announced the reissue of debut LP “Nonstop Feeling” in a limited golden press available from Roadrunner Records. Copies of the LP are available for pre-order now at this location.

Additionally, Turnstile is reissuing early EPs “Step 2 Rhythm” and “Pressure To Succeed” on a limited run of both gold and clear 7” vinyl.

Having recently completed a European tour, which included stops at France’s Hell Fest and Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting, Turnstile have continues to be a band paving its own way through raw and unbridled expression.

Starting next month, Turnstile will be making several North American festival appearances including Atlanta, GA’s The Wrecking Ball ATL (August 13th), Freehold, NJ’s Back To School Jam (September 10th), Toronto, ON’s Not Dead Yet (October 13th-16th) and McDade, TX’s Sound On Sound Fest (November 4th-6th).

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Dark Funeral Reveals New Album “Where Shadows Forever Reign”

Six years after the release of the band’s previous album, the Swedish masters of black metal from Dark Funeral will finally issue a new release on June 3rd, 2016 via Century Media Records. It will be entitled “Where Shadows Forever Reign.”

Lord Ahriman comments: “Wow, did 6 years pass already? Time surely flies fast! But you know what, we’re back! Dark Funeral is back! And in true Dark Funeral spirit, like so many times in the past, we continue to push all boundaries musically & bring black metal into a new, fresh & dark dimension. This is by far our most professional, technical, dynamic & epic album thus far. And compared to previous albums, each new song offers a unique spirit & identity that is more profound than ever. And whether you like extreme black metal or not, I’m sure every fan of Metal will find songs on this album that they can enjoy to its fullest!

“Every piece of the new album is combined into total perfection. The music, lyrics, musicianship, artwork & production. The artwork was made by Necrolord and the album was recorded at Dugout Studios with producer Daniel Bergstrand and studio engineer George Nerantzis. And I couldn’t be more satisfied with each and everyones contribution.

“Anyway, it feels absolutely fantastic to be back with new music. And I can’t wait to let you all enjoy our latest Satanic Symphony ‘Where Shadows Forever Reign.’ See you all soon somewhere on the road!”

See the band live on these upcoming Dark Funeral tour dates:

05.06.2016 – Liljan, Borlänge, SE
05.07.2016 – Incineration Festival, London, UK
06.03.2016 – Metallsvenskan, Örebro, SE
06.05.2016 – Fortarock 2016, Nymegen, NL
06.17.2016 – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BE
06.18.2016 – Hellfest, Clisson, FR
07.29.2016 – Metaldays, Tolmin, SL
08.13.2016 – Brutal Assault 2016, Jaromer, CZ

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Trivium Announces 2016 Tour Dates

In addition to playing Knotfest Mexico this weekend, Trivium is already lining up a busy 2016 with new tour dates locked and loaded in support of latest album “Silence In The Snow.” The band comments:

“We have just announced our initial dates for 2016. Check them out below, they all will be on sale 12/3, and plenty more will be announced soon.”

Dec 05 Toluca, MEX – Knotfest Mexico
Jan 08 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Jan 09 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
Jan 11 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Jan 14 Portland, ME – Asylum
Jan 16 Syracuse, NY- The Lost Horizon
Jan 18 Kitchener, Canada – Dallas Nightclub
Jan 20 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Jan 21 Racine, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
Jan 22 Springfield, IL – Boondocks Pub
Jan 23 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
May 20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
Jun 03 Mendig, Germany – Rock Am Ring
Jun 03 Nuremberg, Germany – Rock IM Park
Jun 09 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
Jun 09 Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
Jun 10 Paris, France – Download Festival
Jun 17 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 23 Nummijarvi, Finland – Nummirock Metal Festival

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