Huntress To Play All Metalfest Open Air Dates

Metal newcomers Huntress will play all 8 Metalfest Open Air dates of 2012. Don’t miss the band’s energetic and powerful live set on the following dates:

31.05.12 AT – Mining / Metalfest Austria
01.06.12 DE – Dessau / Metalfest Germany East
02.06.12 PL – Jaworzno / Metalfest Poland
04.06.12 CR – Zadar / Metalfest Croatia
06.06.12 IT – Monza / Metalfest Italy
08.06.12 DE – Loreley / Metalfest Germany West
09.06.12 CZ – Plzen / Metalfest Czech Republic
10.06.12 CH – Pratteln / Metalfest Switzerland

The band’s debut album “Spell Eater” will be released on 27 April (EU) and 8 May (USA) via Napalm Records. The track listing for “Spell Eater” is as follows:

1. Spell Eater
2. Senecide
3. Sleep and Death
4. Snow Witch
5. Eight of Swords
6. Aradia
7. Night Rape
8. Children
9. Terror
10. The Tower
Bonus Track: The Dark

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Moonspell Announces Metalfest Appearances

Portugal’s Moonspell has joined the line-up of this year’s Metalfest shows. The dates and locations can be viewed below.

Moonspell also recently announced the new album “Alpha Noir” will be released on April 27th, 2012. Check out the band’s full statement about the album and it’s companion “Omega White” at this location.

31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Österreich
31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Deutschland/Ost
01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Polen
02.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Deutschland/West
07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Schweiz

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Crystallion To Play Metalfest Open Air Germany

Crystallion, which recently announced delays in the recording process for a new album, has now checked in with the following announcement about playing the Metalfest Open Air:

“Big news! Crystallion to play at METALFEST OPEN AIR Germany, Loreley (7.-9.6.2012). A huge thanks to everybody who voted for us! See you all there!

“Please support Crystallion and purchase your festival-tickets here or send an email to (Price € 65,- include shipping within Germany).”

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W.A.S.P. Announces "30 Years Of Thunder" European Tour Dates

W.A.S.P. has announced the first batch of European dates for the upcoming “30 Years of Thunder” tour. The currently announced shows are as follows:

5/17 – Ekateringburg, Russia – Teleclub
5/18 – Rostov, Russia – Dom Oficerov
5/19 – Stavropol, Russia – Dkis
5/20 – Krasnodar, Russia – Primiea
5/22 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Glav Club
5/23 – Moscow, Russia – Arena Club
5/25 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo Club
5/27 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Rock Hard Open Air
5/31 – Dessau, Germany – Metalfest East Germany
6/1 – Mining, Austria – Metalfest Austria
6/2 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Airport Park Terminal 3 – Loudfestival
6/3 – Jaworzno, Poland – Metalfest Poland
6/5 – Zadar, Croatia – Metalfest Croatia
6/6 – Milan, Italy – Metalfest Italy
6/7 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Metalfest Switzerland
6/8 – Pizen, Czech Republic – Metalfest Czech Republic

You can also check out the latest blog update from W.A.S.P. by navigating over to the band’s Facebook profile here.

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Toxicdeath To Play Metalfest Croatia 2012

Bosnian technical death metallers Toxicdeath have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Metalfest Croatia festival, which takes place on June 5th and 6th, 2012. Further details on the Meatlefest Croatia 2012 festival can be found by navigating over to this location. You can also check out footage of Toxicdeath performing the title track from the upcoming release “Techniques of Darkness” in the player below.

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Mystic Prophecy To Play Metalfest Open Air 2012 Festivals

Mystic Prophecy is set to release the new album “Ravenlord” this coming Friday, November 25th, 2011. The album was recorded at the Prophecy and Music Factory Studios with engineer C. Schmid and mixed with Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy etc.) in Sweden. You can check out the album’s artwork here.

On the heels of the album release, Mystic Prophecy has now also announced an appearance at the Metalfest Open Airs 2012 in Germany and Austria. Details are available in the festival promo poster below.

The “Ravenlord” track listing is as follows:

1. Ravenlord
2. Die Now
3. Eyes Of The Devil
4. Cross Of Lies
5. Hollow
6. Wings Of Destiny
7. Endless Fire
8. Damned Tonight
9. Reckoning Day
10. Miracle Man (Ozzy cover)
11. Back With The Storm

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The Horde Filming New Official Video

Coming off of a midwestern fall tour for the album “Thy Blackened Reign,” The Horde has announced that it will be filming an official video for the song “Odin’s Blood.” The band has hooked up with Origin Media Productions for this video, and it should be out before the end of the year. The Horde are currently formulating plans for a more extensive 2012 tour, and here is a live video of the band during this last tour at the Central Illinois Metalfest 2011.

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Kreator To Headline Metalfest In 2012 With Blind Guardian

Kreator announced it will be headlining Metalfest 2012 in June 2012. The announcement reads:

“We’re proudly announcing, that Kreator are confirmed as one of the headliners for the ‘Metalfest’ festivals in 2012.

“In addition to the five locations from this year, there will be Metalfests in Italy, Poland and Croatia, with a second Metalfest in Germany set to take place in Loreley.

“Kreator will share the stage with Blind Guardian, Hypocrisy, Ensiferum and many more.”

The confirmed dates:

May 31 – June 2, 2012 – Mining, Metalfest Austria
May 31 – June 2, 2012 – Dessau, Metalfest Germany/East
June 1 – June 3, 2012 – Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
June 3 – June 5, 2012 – Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
June 5 – June 7, 2012 – Milan, Metalfest Italy
June 7 – June 9, 2012 – Loreley, Metalfest Germany/West
June 7 – June 10, 2012 – Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
June 9 – June 10, 2012 – Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic”

The complete schedule will be available in 2012.

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Trollfest Metalcamp Festival Performance Footage Posted Online

Noise Art Records has uploaded footage of Trollfest performing “Legendarisk ØL” at Metalcamp 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can check out footage of the performance in the player below. You can also find a previously posted video blog of Trollfest’s time at Metalfest 2011 at this location.

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Trollfest Posts First Part Of Metalfest 2011 Video Blog Series

Norwegian act Trollfest has posted the first in a three part series online chronicling the band’s Metalfest 2011 trip. You can check out the first clip in the player below.

Trollfest also recently posted a music video online for the song “Die Verdammte Hungersnot,” which can be found by heading over to this location.

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