Category: International Festivals

DOWNLOAD Festival 2017 Returns To Paris

For the second year in a row, Britain’s biggest Rock and Metal festival, DOWNLOAD, returns to Paris. This is great news for all Metal and Rock lovers in France and Paris. This year, DOWNLOAD Paris 2017 will take place at the air base 217 of Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis – Pâté on Friday 9, Saturday 10, and Sunday 11 June with an exceptional line up. Continue reading

HellFest 2017 Clisson France – Preview

Europe is the home of Rock and Metal festivals. Every summer, the continent gets crowded with Rock and Metal festivals, having bands from all around the globe to celebrate music. But HellFest always stands out among all of them, and it became one of the most known festivals on Earth. Each year, the organizers do a “hell” of a job in getting an epic line up. This year, HELLFEST 2017 has about 160 bands that will grace 6 stages: Mainstage 1, Mainstage 2, Altar, Temple, Valley, and Warzone.

One of the pioneers of modern Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, “DEEP PURPLE”, who are on their extended farewell tour dubbed “The Long Goodbye”, will crown the Main Stage on June 16. So if you are a DEEP PURPLE fan, try not to miss them because you might not have another chance to watch them live. Also, legendary AEROSMITH are on their final tour, and will be playing on the same stage the very next day. SLAYER, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ALTER BRIDGE, ROB ZOMBIE, OPETH, and up to a total of 160 bands, the 3 camping days couldn’t get any better. (Check out the full line up below).

The festival guarantees a wide selection of style, covering most of the sub-genres, making it hard for any music lover not to enjoy the 3-day Rock and Metal Camp. Each stage has a certain direction:

  • The ALTAR stage covers the Black – Folk – Death Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Autopsy, Opeth, Coroner.
  • The TEMPLE stage covers the Black – Folk – Death Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Alestorm, Wardruna, Emperor.
  • The VALLEY stage covers the Stoner and Doom Metal sub-genres, headlined by: Electric Wizard, Primus, Blue Oyster Cult.
  • The WARZONE stage covers the Punk sub-genre, headlined by: Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger ESC Plan.

MAINSTAGE 01:

FRIDAY JUNE 16: DEEP PURPLE | ROB ZOMBIE | MINISTRY | DEVIN TOWNSEND | AVATAR | ANIMALS AS LEADERS | BETRAYING THE MARTYRS | SIDILARSEN.

SATURDAY JUNE 17: AEROSMITH | AIRBORNE | TRUST | STEEL PANTHER | UGLY KID JOE | PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARDS SON | THE DEAD DAISIES | NEW ROSES.

SUNDAY JUNE 18: LINKING PARK | PROPHETS OF RAGE | ALTER BRIDGE | A DAY TO REMEMBER | BLACK STAR RIDERS | MOTIONLESS IN WHITE | THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA | NORTHLANE.

MAINSTAGE 02:

FRIDAY JUNE 16: SABATON | INFLAMES | BEHEMOTH | POWERWOLF | QUEENSRYCHE | EVERGREY | TEXTURES | MYRATH | INGLORIOUS.

SATURDAY JUNE 17: APOCALYPTICA | SAXON | KREATOR | W.A.S.P. | PRETTY MAIDS | JORN | SLYDIGS | ULTRA VOMIT | JARED JAMES NICHOLS.

SUNDAY JUNE 18: SLAYER | FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH | OF MICE AND MAN | DEVIL RIDER | ILL NINO | SKINDRED | PRONG | SHVPES | RAY BROWNER.

HellFest 2017 – Line up (stage distribution)

HellFest 2017 – Official Poster

WEBSITE: http://www.hellfest.fr


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SUMMER BREEZE 2016 – Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria LINEUP

SUMMER BREEZE 2016

Summer Breeze Open Air is a German heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria. It was first held in 1997. The festival had been held in Abtsgmünd until 2006 when it was moved to its new location of Dinkelsbühl. The festival draws around 40,000 attendees annually.

While this year SUMMER BREEZE 2016 is celebrating its 19th installment, the festival will be 4 days of exceptional Metal Breeze in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, from August 17th to 20th, 2016.

This year’s LINEUP is brutal with more than 125 bands, headlined by one of Thrash’s Big 4: SLAYER. The thrashers are supported by:

SABATON, PARKWAY DRIVE, AIRBOURNE, CARCASS, STEEL PANTHER, ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ABBATH, KATATONIA, SUBWAY TO SALLY, MASTODON, EISBRECHER, AT THE GATES, SATYRICON, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, FEAR FACTORY,  COHEED AND CAMBRIA, PAIN, MY DYING BRIDE, BLUES PILLS, SOILWORK, EQUILIBRIUM, QUEENSRŸCHE, DYING FETUS, KORPIKLAANI, EMMURE, and many more. (Scroll Down For Full Line Up).

There will be a merciless display of hard music on three open air stages and one tent stage.

Summer Breeze 2016

CHECK OUT ALL 125 Bands in the line up arranged by Alphabetical Order below:

1.       ABBATH
2.       ACCU§ER
3.       AEVERIUM
4.       AGNOSTIC FRONT
5.       AIRBOURNE
6.       ALMANAC
7.       ARCH ENEMY
8.       ARGYLE GOOLSBY AND THE ROVING MIDNIGHT
9.       ARKONA
10.   ARKTIS
11.   ASENBLUT
12.   ASKING ALEXANDRIA
13.   AT THE GATES
14.   BATUSHKA
15.   BEMBERS
16.   BEYOND THE BLACK
17.   BLASMUSIK ILLENSCHWANG
18.   BLIKSEM
19.   BLUES PILLS
20.   BÖMBERS
21.   BOMBUS
22.   BURNING DOWN ALASKA
23.   BURY TOMORROW
24.   CARCASS
25.   CATTLE DECAPITATION
26.   CLITEATER
27.   COHEED AND CAMBRIA
28.   CONAN
29.   COPPELIUS
30.   D*A*D
31.   DEADLOCK
32.   DEEZ NUTS
33.   DOWNFALL OF GAIA
34.   DYING FETUS
35.   DYSCORDIA
36.   EISBRECHER
37.   EMMURE
38.   ENTOMBED A.D.
39.   EQUILIBRIUM
40.   EVIL INVADERS
41.   EXODUS
42.   FÄULNIS
43.   FEAR FACTORY
44.   FEUERSCHWANZ
45.   GOITZSCHE FRONT
46.   GOROD
47.   GRAILKNIGHTS
48.   GRAND MAGUS
49.   GRAVEYARD (ESP)
50.   GYZE
51.   H2O
52.   HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
53.   HEART OF A COWARD
54.   HELL CITY
55.   HIGH FIGHTER
56.   ILLDISPOSED
57.   IMPLORE
58.   IN THE WOODS…
59.   INSANITY ALERT
60.   IRON REAGAN
61.   KÄRBHOLZ
62.   KATATONIA
63.   KETZER
64.   KNEIPENTERRORISTEN
65.   KORPIKLAANI
66.   LETZTE INSTANZ
67.   LORD OF THE LOST
68.   LOST SOCIETY
69.   MANTAR
70.   MASTODON
71.   MONUMENTS
72.   MOONSORROW
73.   MR. HURLEY & DIE PULVERAFFEN
74.   MY DYING BRIDE
75.   NAPALM DEATH
76.   NASTY
77.   NIM VIND
78.   NOCTE OBDUCTA
79.   NOVELISTS
80.   OBSCURA
81.   OBSCURE INFINITY
82.   OHRENFEINDT
83.   OMNIUM GATHERUM
84.   ONE I CINEMA
85.   PAIN
86.   PARASITE INC.
87.   PARKWAY DRIVE
88.   PRIMORDIAL
89.   PSYCHOPUNCH
90.   QUEENSRŸCHE
91.   RANDALE
92.   ROTTEN SOUND
93.   SABATON
94.   SAILLE
95.   SATYRICON
96.   SKÁLMÖLD
97.   SLAUGHTERDAY
98.   SLAYER
99.   SOILWORK
100.                        STALLION
101.                        STEAK NUMBER EIGHT
102.                        STEEL PANTHER
103.                        STEPFATHER FRED
104.                        STICK TO YOUR GUNS
105.                        SUBWAY TO SALLY
106.                        SWALLOW THE SUN
107.                        TESTAMENT
108.                        THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
109.                        THE NEW ROSES
110.                        THE OTHER
111.                        THE WORD ALIVE
112.                        THUNDERMOTHER
113.                        TOXPACK
114.                        TRAGEDY
115.                        TRAITOR
116.                        TRIBULATION
117.                        UNDERTOW (unplugged)
118.                        UNEARTH
119.                        UNLEASHED
120.                        VADER
121.                        VERSENGOLD
122.                        VIRTUE CONCEPT
123.                        WINTERSTORM
124.                        WOLFHEART
125.                        ZODIAC

 

SUMMER BREEZE – Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria 2016 LINEUP

M’era Luna 2016 Line Up

After we covered last year’s M’era Luna in Germany >here<, this year, we are planning to pay the concert a visit as well.

M’era Luna is an industrial, metal, and goth music festival, which takes place on the second weekend of August in Hildesheim near Hanover.

This year’s M’era Luna will take place on the 13thand 14th of August 2016. Tickets are getting sold very fast, flights and hotels have been booked, and the lineup is more familiar to me this year. “Diary of Dreams” is on the top of the list of bands I want to see, then come “Apocalyptica”, “Lacrimas Profundere”, “Lacrimosa”, and “Within Temptation”.

This year as well, M’era Luna are not forgetting to conserve the environment with a great initiative that is explained in details >here<
M'era_Luna-Recycle

You can find all 41 performing bands in the line up below:

  1.  WITHIN TEMPTATION
  2. THE SISTERS OF MERCY
  3. IN EXTREMO
  4. VNV NATION
  5. FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
  6. EISBRECHER
  7. APOCALYPTICA
  8. THE LORD OF THE LOST ENSEMBLE
  9. FAUN
  10. DIARY OF DREAMS
  11. OOMPH!
  12. COMBICHRIST
  13. IAMX
  14. HOCICO
  15. DIE KRUPPS
  16. SUICIDE COMMANDO
  17. LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE
  18. LETZTE INSTANZ
  19. [:SITD:]
  20. ZEROMANCER
  21. DIORAMA
  22. S.P.O.C.K.
  23. GOTHMINISTER
  24. STAHLMANN
  25. CASSANDRA COMPLEX
  26. BEBORN BETON
  27. NOISUF-X
  28. CENTHRON
  29. RABIA SORDA
  30. HÄMATOM
  31. AGENT SIDE GRINDER
  32. HELDMASCHINE
  33. A LIFE DIVIDED
  34. CHROM
  35. ME THE TIGER
  36. EWIGHEIM
  37. AEVERIUM
  38. ERDLING
  39. VLAD IN TEARS
  40. ESSENCE OF MIND
  41. SHAÂRGHOT

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Awesome news revealed on May 12 after some teasing from Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot. A one-time only, two-day festival called Ozzfest Meets Knotfest was announced and was followed by a massive press conference with Sharon Osbourne introducing the bands.

Ozzfest will be on Sept. 24 and Knotfest on Sept. 25 in San Bernardino, Calif. at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds where Ozzfest made its debut 20 years ago. Continue reading

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