Tuska. The Heavy Metal Mecca of Finnish Metal Festivals. Anyone who is a metal head in Europe knows this festival and it is one of the premiere metal festivals of Europe and the top metal festival for Finland. For me this is the first time I have been able to attend the festival and was looking really forward to seeing what the Tuska Festival had to offer. So what did I find? Did I get disappointed and shit my pants or was it everything I had hoped for? Well it exceeded all expectations…read on! Continue reading TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 DAY 1 REPORT
KING DIAMOND has been confirmed as a headliner for MetalDays, which will take place July 21st – 27th, in Tolmin, Slovenia.
On the official Facebook of MetalDays, this post was made: “With great pride and joy we would like to announce the last MetalDays 2013 headliner. There comes King Diamond! One of the greatest and most influential musicians in heavy metal, with absolute and undisputed cult status will rule the stage on our metal holiday. King Diamond, who has been sitting on his throne for over three decades, will prove to you with his bombastic performance that his kingdom is eternal. The climax of this year’s MetalDays festival is an evening of first class heavy metal that could not be more spectacular and epic. Bow to the King!” Continue reading KING DIAMOND Confirmed To Headline Metaldays 2013
WITCHCRAFT and KADAVAR are the latest acts confirmed for Metalfest Loreley 2013 which is scheduled for June 20th – 22nd, 2013 at St. Goarshausen (Rhine Gorge), State Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Acts confirmed currently include: ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DORO, DOWN, EQUILIBRIUM, FEUERSCHWANZ, GRAILKNIGHTS, ICED EARTH, JBO, KADAVAR, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE, MAJESTY, PARADISE LOST, SAXON, SIX FEET UNDER, SLAYER, SUBWAY TO SALLY, SUICIDAL ANGELS, TESTAMENT, THRESHOLD, TROLLFEST, TURISAS, VARG, WINTERSUN, WITCHCRAFT.
The three-day festival pass (including camping) is only 79 €, and for 89 € you can call the fan pack including the festival pass, a festival shirt and a NoiseArt CD of your choice.
Further festival details visitMetalfest.eu.
“After some festival and summer show announcements, we thought we might also give you a heads up regarding [the next WINTERSUN album] ‘Time II’.
“2012 was a really great year for us, the release of ‘Time I’ was a huge success and we did two successful tours and many sold-out shows. But we are aiming even higher and take WINTERSUN to the next level in 2013!
“We have three official webstores up and running (Europe, Finland, North America) and we hope you guys like the available items. There’ll be constant updates and new products and we will also have interesting competitions and specials coming up on our pages, so be sure to check it all out.
“We are starting the mix of ‘Time II’ and it will be released early 2014. The album will continue where ‘Time I’ left, but it will be an upgrade in production; it will be equally epic, if not more. It will contain some ‘fast stuff’ and some guitar shredding (including seven solos), like some of you metalheads and guitar wankers have been wishing for. It will also contain some of the most beautiful music ever written that will bring a tear to your eye.
“We are playing some huge summer festivals in Finland and in Europe (including Tuska, Nummirock, Metalfest, Beastival, Hellfest) and for the first time going to Spain. We are also taking part in Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy) in March for the nomination of ‘Metal Album Of The Year’. We know it’s going to be an exciting year. It is because all of you who have supported us during the years we have been able to grow and continue to do what we love.
“Thank you for all the support!
“Stay tuned for some further exciting live news soon! We hope to see all of you on the road and during the festival season 2013!”
Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent) will be held on March 1 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland. WINTERSUN‘s “Time I” will be going up against MOKOMA (“180 Astetta”), NIGHTWISH (“Imaginaerum”), TERVEET KÄDET (“Musta Hetki”), and STAM1NA (“Nocebo”).
“Time I” sold nearly 4,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States to land at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart.
WINTERSUN recently headlined this year’s edition of the Heidenfest tour. Support on the trek came from KORPIKLAANI, VARG, TROLLFEST and KRAMPUS.