metal festivals

Wacken Open Air Metal Festival 2010 - Bands

Like every year, the little town of Wacken in Germany is going to host the biggest metal fest in Europe, Wacken Open Air. For 3 days, from the 5th until the 7th of August 2010, on the stages of Wacken more than eighty metal bands are going to parade. Thrash metal, progressive metal, heavy metal, power meatal, gothic metal, no matter what kind of metal music you like the most, you 'll find it in Wacken in the summer of 2010.


Iron Maiden, HIM and many others at Pori, Finland - 7/8 August 2010

After a very succesfull 2009 sonisphere festival, finland will be the host of another great event this year. Sonisphere festival returns to Finland for a 2 day event at Pori, with Iron Maiden and HIM leading a very special group of metal bands. The cast this year will be: Iron Maiden, HIM, Heaven & Hell, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Anthrax, The Cult, Iggy & The Stooges.


Dark Tranquillity christmas tour "Darkness over X-mas"

Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn, Deadlock and Swashbuckle will team up for the Darkness over X-mas tour in Central Europe, starting in the christmas day in Leipzig, Germany and ending in new years eve in Stuttgart.

Quoting the band : "We're pleased to announce that instead of spending the yuletide holidays in the usual lazy ways, we'll join up with a gang of other bastards for a short tour called "Darkness Over X-Mas". This will probably be the first time that we'll showcase material from the soon-to-be-recorded new album live."


Iced Earth - Festivals of the Wicked DVD (2009)

In fall (probably September) 2009 Iced Earth will release a new DVD called Festivals of the Wicked. As Jon Schaffer himself said the DVD will contain Iced Earth's shows in Wacken 2007, Rock Hard 2008, Metalcamp 2008 and there will be some behind-the-scenes extra, videos from Framing Armageddon and the Glorious Burden era. "It's something that the fans would not typically see. It's going to have a Ross Halfin photo gallery. Rudy De Doncker from Belgium, who's done a lot of photos of the band through the years — we're going to have his photo gallery there too.


Wacken Open Air 2009 - Tickets - Sold Out

Wacken Open Air 2009 (30.07.2009 - 01.08.2009) is already sold out! Some of the bands taking part in Wachen Open Air Festival this year are: Amon Amarth, Cathedral, HammerFall, In Extremo, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Machine Head, Motörhead, Napalm Death, Nevermore, Volbeat and many others.


Rock am ring and Rock im Park 2009

The first bands that will play at the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park metal festivals have been confirmed. The Killers, Placebo, Slipknot, and Billy Talent for the headling acts, and also Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kettcar, Killswitch Engage, Mando Diao, Peter, Björn & John, Peter Fox, Polarkreis 18, Scouting For Girls, The Kilians, The Kooks, The Subways, Tomte, Trivium and Volbeat.