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Hellfest Open Air 2022

 

 

 

 Hellfest Open Air 2022 ✅
17 > 26 June 2022
Extended 15th Anniversary

‘Impera’ Tops The Charts, GHOST’s New Album

Swedish rockers GHOST released their firth studio album “Impera”on March 11. One week later, “Impera” has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe, according to the band’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings:

Germany: #1 (highest-ever in Germany)
Sweden: #1
U.K.: #2 (highest-ever in the UK)
Netherlands: #2 (highest-ever in Netherlands)
Belgium: #2 (the band’s highest-ever position in Belgium)
Norway: #2
Australia: #3 (the band’s highest-ever position in Australia)
France: #5 (the band’s highest-ever position in France)
Ireland: #5 (highest-ever in Ireland)
Italy: #20 (highest-ever in Italy)

“Impera” was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

GHOST‘s co-headlining tour with VOLBEAT kicked off on January 25 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada and concluded on March 3 in Anaheim, California.

In March 2020, at the final show of GHOST‘s “Prequelle” tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band introduced Papa Emeritus IV, the new character who is fronting the act for its “Impera” album phase.

Tobias Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of “Prequelle”.

“Impera” Cover art was designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak

Impera track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Imperium” Tobias Forge 1:40
2. “Kaisarion” Forge, Joakim Berg 5:02
3. “Spillways” Forge, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare 3:16
4. “Call Me Little Sunshine” Forge, Max Grahn 4:44
5. “Hunter’s Moon” Forge, Grahn 3:16
6. “Watcher in the Sky” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 5:48
7. “Dominion” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 1:22
8. “Twenties” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 3:46
9. “Darkness at the Heart of My Love” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 4:58
10. “Griftwood” Forge, Peter Svensson, Klas Åhlund 5:16
11. “Bite of Passage” Forge 0:31
12. “Respite on the Spitalfields” Forge, Berg 6:42
Total length: 46:21

Bruce Dickinson VS Sharon Osbourne

It’s no secret that Iron Maiden are not the biggest fans of Sharon Osbourne. When the NWOBHM legends performed at Ozzfest, the band clashed with Sharon. Now, frontman Bruce Dickinson has taken a moment during a recent spoken-word engagement to say that he doesn’t think Black Sabbath exists without founding drummer Bill Ward — and that he thinks Sharon is the one to blame.

As published by Blabbermouth, during his March 3rd spoken-word engagement at the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, Dickinson was asked what he thought about Black Sabbath existing without Bill Ward. The singer didn’t mince words:

 

“I’m a massive lover of Bill Ward’s drumming style, I think it’s inspired. ‘Cause he’s not really a rock drummer; he’s more like a jazz drummer playing rock. And I love that kind of style, it’s kind of like drums that kind of wander around the rhythm and everything else. But he’s on it, he’s brilliant. And I met him. He’s a lovely bloke as well. Slightly mad, but very nice. But then aren’t we all? All of us are on the madness spectrum a little bit.”

“Does Black Sabbath exist without Bill Ward? Well, it’s not a matter of… I don’t think Black Sabbath exist at all now. I think Sharon’s made sure of that.”

Bruce has some truth and we all agree with him. The omission of Bill Ward from Black Sabbath’s final album and tour felt really weird and out of place, especially with how often the presence of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler was touted as making this the “original” Black Sabbath. Then again, knowing Dickinson’s previous beef with Ozzy, Sharon, and their whole organisation, this feels a little like berating someone to a captive audience.

Go see Iron Maiden live:

5/22 – Zagreb, CROATIA – Arena Zagreb (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
5/24 – Belgrade, SERBIA – Stark Arena (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
5/26 – Bucharest, ROMANIA – Romexpo Open Air (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
6/13 – Sofia, BULGARIA – Arena Armeec (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
6/16 – Athens, GREECE – Olympic Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
9/7 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Foro Sol (Special Guests to be announced) [tickets]
9/11 – El Paso, TX, USA – Don Haskins Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/13 – Austin, TX, USA – Moody Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/15 – Tulsa, OK, USA – BOK Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/17 – Denver, CO, USA – Ball Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT, USA – USANA Amphitheatre (Trivium) [tickets]
9/21 – Anaheim, CA, USA – Honda Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/25 – Chula Vista, CA, USA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Trivium) [tickets]
9/27 – Concord, CA, USA – Concord Pavilion (Trivium) [tickets]
9/29 – Seattle, WA, USA – Climate Pledge Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
9/30 – Spokane, WA, USA – Spokane Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
10/3 – Sioux Falls, SD, USA – Denny Sanford Premier Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/5 – Chicago, IL, USA – United Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/7 – Columbus, OH, USA – Nationwide Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/9 – Detroit, MI, USA – Little Caesars Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/11 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Scotiabank Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/12 – Hamilton, ON, CANADA – FirstOntario Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/15 – Ottawa, ON, CANADA – Canadian Tire Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/17 – Worcester, MA, USA – DCU Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/19 – Belmont Park, NY, USA – UBS Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/21 – Newark, NJ, USA – Prudential Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/23 – Washington, DC, USA – Capital One Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/25 – Greensboro, NC, USA – Greensboro Coliseum (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/27 – Tampa, FL, USA – Amalie Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]

New Releases Calendar… What to expect in March and April 2022

 

March 18, 2022
Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore)
Agathodaimon – The Seven (Napalm)
Chip Z’Nuff – Perfectly Imperfect (Frontiers)
Cypress Hill – Back In Black (MNRK)
Dark Funeral – We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
Eric Wagner – In The Lonely Light Of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur)
Erra – Erra Deluxe Edition (UNFD)
FM – Thirteen (Frontiers)
Friends Of Hell – Friends Of Hell (Rise Above)
Gauntlet Rule – The Plague Court (From The Vaults)
Hellfrost And Fire – Fire, Frost And Hell (Transcending Obscurity)
Hell In The Club – Kamikaze – 10 Years In The Slums EP (Frontiers)
Hell Militia – Hollow Void (Season Of Mist)
Hot Water Music – Feel The Void (Equal Vision)
Landmvrks – Lost In The Waves (The Complete Edition) (Arising Empire)
The L.I.F.E. Project – Big F.O.U.R. EP (Blood Blast)
Moonlight Haze – Animus (Scarlet)
Shewolf – Shewolf (Frontiers)
Shining Black – Postcards From The End Of The World (Frontiers)
Slaegt – Goddess (Century Media)
Stabbing Westward – Chasing Ghosts (COP International)
Trench – Encased In Chrome EP (New Damage)
Tyr – A Night At The Nordic House DVD/CD (Metal Blade)
Without Waves – Comedian (Prosthetic)

March 25, 2022
Abbath – Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
Absent In Body – Plague God (Relapse)
Animals As Leaders – Parrhesia (Sumerian)
Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road (Epitaph)
BillyBio – Leaders And Liars (AFM)
Bomber – Nocturnal Creatures (Napalm)
Capricorn – For The Restless (Wild Kingdom)
Crystal Viper – The Last Axeman (Listenable)
Flotsam & Jetsam – Iron Tears/Metal Shock Re-Release (Vic)
Hardcore Superstar – Abrakadabra (Self)
Ignite – Ignite (Century Media)
Incite – Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire)
Killing Joke – Lord Of Chaos EP (Spinefarm)
Lucifer’s Child/Mystifier – Under Satan’s Wrath Split (Agonia)
Michael Romeo – War Of The Worlds, Part 2 (InsideOut)
MWWB – The Harvest (New Heavy Sounds)
Night Demon – Year Of The Demon (Century Media)
Nite – Voices Of The Kronian Moon (Season Of Mist)
Placebo – Never Let Me Go (Rise)
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems (Epitaph)
Svartsot – Kumbi (Mighty)
Various Artists – Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West (Provogue)
Witchpit – The Weight Of Death (Heavy Psych Sounds)

April 1, 2022
Aldo Nova – The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage EP (Self)
Bhleg – Fäghring (Nordvis)
Black Death Cult – Diaspora (Profound Lore)
Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror (Universal)
Centinex – The Pestilence EP (Agonia)
Evil Invaders – Shattering Reflection (Napalm)
The Hellacopters – Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
Kublai Khan TX – Lowest Form Of Animal EP (Rise)
Lords Of The Trident – The Offering (Self)
Meshuggah – Immutable (Atomic Fire)
Misfire – Sympathy For The Ignorant (MNRK Heavy)
Nekrogoblikon – The Fundamental Slimes And Humours (Self)
Pattern-Seeking Animals – Only Passing Through (InsideOut)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love (Warner)
Satan – Earth Infernal (Metal Blade)
Violet Blend – Demons (Eclipse)
Wolf – Shadowland (Century Media)

April 8, 2022
Black Swan – Generation Mind (Frontiers)
Destruction – Diabolical (Napalm)
Dynazty – Final Advent (AFM)
Envy Of None – Envy Of None (Kscope)
First Signal – Closer To The Edge (Frontiers)
Hallas – Isle Of Wisdom (Napalm)
Health – DISCO4 :: PART II (Loma Vista)
Inglorious – MMXXI Live At The Phoenix (Frontiers)
Jack White – Fear Of The Dawn (Third Man)
Linda Lindas – Growing Up (Epitaph)
Lux Incerta – Dark Odyssey (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist)
Mors Principium Est – Liberate The Unborn Humanity (AFM)
Papa Roach – Ego Trip (New Noize)
Therion – Beyond Sanctorum Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Therion – Lepaca Kliffoth Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Therion – Symphony Masses: No Drakon Ho Megas Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Tool – Fear Inoculum Vinyl Re-Release (RCA)
Treat – The Endgame (Frontiers)
Wet Leg – Wet Leg (Domino)

April 15, 2022
Alunah – Strange Machine (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Armored Saint – Delirious Nomad Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Armored Saint – March Of The Saint Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Armored Saint – Raising Fear Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Axel Rudi Pell – Lost XXIII (SPV/Steamhammer)
Darkher – The Buried Storm (Prophecy)
DeVicious – Black Heart (Pride & Joy)
Fozzy – Boombox (Century Media)
Manegarm – Ynglingaättens Öde (Napalm)
Monuments – In Stasis (Century Media)
Nazareth – Surviving The Law (Frontiers)
Semblant – Vermilion Escape (Frontiers)
Stone Broken – Revelation (Spinefarm)
These Arms Are Snakes – Duct Tape & Shivering Crows (Suicide Squeeze)

April 22, 2022
Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded (Self)
Amenra/Cave In/Marissa Nadler – Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III (Neurot)
Audrey Horne – Devil’s Bell (Napalm)
Caliban – Dystopia (Century Media)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Wilde Kinder (Nuclear Blast)
Huntsmen – The Dying Pines EP (Prosthetic)
Kirk Hammett – Portals EP (Blackened)
Ocean Grove – Up In The Air Forever (UNFD)
Radiant – Written By Life (Massacre)
Ruby The Hatchet – Live At Earthquaker EP (Magnetic Eye)
Shinedown – Planet Zero (Atlantic)
Somali Yacht Club – The Space (Season Of Mist)
Speckmann Project – Fiends Of Emptiness (Emanzipation)
Static Abyss – Labyrinth Of Veins (Peaceville)
Udo Dirkschneider – My Way (Atomic Fire)
Undeath – It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
Wardruna – Kvitravn – First Flight Of The White Raven (By Norse)

April 29, 2022
Ann Wilson – Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining)
Devil Master – Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night (Relapse)
Kaipa – Urskog (InsideOut)
Lament Cityscape – A Darker Discharge (Lifeforce)
Rammstein – Zeit (Universal)
Robin Trower – No More Worlds To Conquer (Provogue/Mascot)
Ted Nugent – Detroit Muscle (Pavement)
Thunder – Dopamine (BMG)
Velcrocranes – What If I Die (InsideOut)
Watain – The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)

HELLFEST… It’s Happening Again

In the title of this article, we are simply stating that Hellfest is finally happening again after two years being left-out without our precious HELL. Two years without Hellfest, no thanks to you Covid and all your ugly relatives.

In four months we’ll be back in our favorite spot in the world, Hellfest Open Air.

We have so much to look forward to, two years is way too long and since Hellfest started in 2006, it has been a nonstop roller coster and getting bigger each year. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that this amazing festival is not going anywhere no matter the circumstances.

Ben and his team never fail to impress their loyal fans, and I say loyal fans because they never fail when the festival needs them, they kept their tickets for two years without asking for a refund and the moment has come to enjoy this ride one more time.

Fans held onto their tickets like they were lottery tickets, that’s how important they are to each of us

This only demonstrates the love and support the heavy-metal community and fans of Hellfest have for this haven

Not only is this anniversary special because it’s happening again, but:

  • It’s a return after two years, which is why I titled it “it is happening again” Two years seems so very long, and also, it’s a nice reference. Let us know if you catch it.

  • It is going to be massive, like real massive not just like every other year because usually Hellfest is expanding year after another, but this year it’s gonna be a double bill, Hellfest is set to return and run throughout two consecutive weekends , a complete 7 days of HELL with over 350 bans, isn’t that beyond amazing?

For Ben and his team to pull-off such an organization after two years of no income, no government support, and being turned down by their insurer, is just beyond incredible. It’ll be a 15th anniversary edition to go down in history and we are fortunate to be a part of Hellfest.
It sounds crazy when we say 15th anniversary. In truth, it should have been the 17th, but time surely stood still for us.

Here are the complete line-up wit the official running order:

 

Ticket Information:

TICKET RESELLER Part 1

TICKET RESELLER Part 2

TICKET ADDINIONAL INFORMATION



The Resurrection | Event Review

Aces High and FreeFall took on the renovated Quadrangle stage and gave us a show which they entitled “The Resurrection”.

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Adnan Jabbado I COME BACK New Single

Young Tripolitan multi-instrumentalist Adnan Jabbado has been involved in the Rock and Metal scene for many years now, starting to showcase his guitar skills at the young age of 12, and releasing a couple of guitar covers for known songs and 4 original compositions, one of which Jabbado classified as a soundtrack. Now, Adnan Jabbado’s I Come Back will be on the loose soon. Continue reading

Deep Purple Releases ‘Time For Bedlam’ Single

Deep Purple, the British Rock legends that need no introduction for the decades of influential music on the myriad of bands we know today, have finally released the first single, “Time for Bedlam”, taken from their anticipated new album “InFinite” that will be available on April 7th 2017 via earMUSIC.

“Time For Bedlam” will be available as instant grat as part of the digital album pre-order, as well as on all streaming platforms starting from Thursday, December 15, midnight worldwide with the physical pre-order of the album to start at the same time. Also, a limited-edition EP for “Time For Bedlam”, with non-album songs and unreleased recordings, will hit the shops on February 3.

Singer Ian Gillan declared: “If you take it literally, you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of DEEP PURPLE, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word ‘infinite’ is a three-dimensional, double-edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’. What’s that all about?

Check out the lyric video here:

The band recently announced their “Long Goodbye Tour”, which will bring the legendary live show once again all over the world. The band has not yet answered the many questions received by fans from all over the world who are speculating about the meaning of the title “InFinite” and “Long Goodbye”.

DEEP PURPLE — which has been eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for two decades now — finally entered the Rock Hall as part of the class of 2016.


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ZAKK WYLDE Releases A Music Video For “Sleeping Dogs” Ft. Corey Taylor

Zakk Wylde released a music video for “Sleeping Dogs” ft. Corey Taylor, the first single from Wylde’s second solo album, Book of Shadows II, with longtime collaborator John Irwin, which comes 20 years after Book of Shadows. Instead of heavy rock and metal, Book of Shadows II is influenced by southern rock, country, blues, and Americana. Corey Taylor is featured at the last few minutes adding his mellow side and warm vocals to the general mood of the song. Continue reading

Summer Fusion 2016, Mocean Kaslik – August 27

Bands: 13 bands of various genres

Location: Mocean, Kaslik

Date: August 27, 2016 – Starting at 11:00 am, bands start at 02:30 pm

Tickets: 40,000L.L. (sold at the door)

Summer Fusion is an all-day beach concert that brings a unique blend of local talents together on a beachside stage.

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