The Contortionist European/UK Summer Tour Announced

The Contortionist will head overseas this summer for the below European/UK run of shows:

06/23 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
06/24 Dessell, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/27 Paris, FRA – Backstage
06/28 Cologne, GER – MTC
06/29 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
06/30 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival
07/01 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/04 Berlin, GER – Musick and Frieden
07/06 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/07 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
07/08 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
07/09 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/10 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
07/11 London, UK – Underworld
07/13 Viveiro, ESP – Resurrection Fest

Post to Twitter

Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

Post to Twitter

Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

Post to Twitter

Ministry Posts New Music Video, “Antifa” Online

Hot off the heels of today’s announcement that their new album, “Amerikkkant” will be released on March 9th 2018 and that a full North American tour with Chelsea Wolfe will take place in March, industrial metal legends Ministry has posted a new music video online for the song, “Antifa.” You can check it out below. The song has been played throughout the band’s tours this year, including at European festival appearances such as Graspop Metal Meeting and Resurrection Fest.

The track listing for “Amerikkkant” is as follows:

1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Dlown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa

Post to Twitter

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

Post to Twitter

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.)

Post to Twitter

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.

Post to Twitter

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.

Post to Twitter

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.

Post to Twitter

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).

Post to Twitter