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Tuska Festival 2016: Day 1 Report

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Let’s Party like it’s 1999…or like it’s Lordi is playing

And so it begins, the Tuska Festival has begun and it all kicked off with…Cattle Decapitation.  And I will be the first to admit…I have no clue who these guys are BUT I did

 

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Cattle Decapitation: Trying to head bang Decapitate

check them out as I wanted to get an idea about how the photography for the day might go.  So let’s say Cattle Decapitation was my guinea pig for the festival.  I will say this; CD is a pretty brutal band from what I could tell.  Very Death Metalish but I was able to at least understand what the guy was singing which is a bonus for the genre.  I will also give credit to the sound guys who were able to mix the sound so well that every musician is discernable and distinct for the listener.  So for me I was actually able to somewhat enjoy the band and they had a lot of energy on stage…and for an opening band they had a somewhat large turnout.  So a big thumbs up for the guys of CP. Continue reading Tuska Festival 2016: Day 1 Report

Music Review: Avantasia CD: Ghostlights

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by: TJ FOWLER

Available: Now

Label: Nuclear Blast

Official Websites

https://www.facebook.com/avantasia

http://www.tobiassammet.com

 

You don’t see many rock opera spectacle these days.  In fact you never saw many of them to begin with but in this day and age they are basically extinct with the exception of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Thanks to Tobias Sammet and his super group of guest musicians in the form of Avantasia we can always be assured we are going to get a healthy dose of Euro rock opera every few years.  Well the year of 2016 unleashes Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’ which has a whole slew of guest musicians from Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot), Michael Kiske (Helloween) to just name a few.  Continue reading Music Review: Avantasia CD: Ghostlights

SODOM, DECAPITATED, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN Among Latest Acts Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2014; New Video Teaser Streaming

Next year’s Wacken Open Air festival will take place in Wacken, Germany from July 31st – August 2nd, 2014. At the Hamburg Metal Dayz the promoters of Wacken Open Air announced new bands for the 25th edition of the festival. A total of 13 bands were confirmed for the big anniversary in 2014.

The latest acts confirmed are HEAVEN SHALL BURN, J.B.O., DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, SODOM, ONKEL TOM, DECAPITATED, FOR THE IMPERIUM, THE OCEAN, ENDSTILLE, TORMENT, MASTERPLAN, KNORKATOR and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, who join the previously announced acts AMON AMARTH, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AVANTASIA, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EMPEROR, ICED EARTH, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, PRONG, and SCHANDMAUL.

Complete festival details here.

Check out a new teaser video below:

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EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has issued the following recap of the just-completed world tour from his AVANTASIA project: Continue reading