Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

Faith No More

Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Ensiferum Name Forthcoming Disc

Ensiferum

Ensiferum has completed work on their upcoming new album, One Man Army. The band spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo putting the finished touches on the album, which is scheduled for release on February 24 in North America. New music, art, track listing, and video […]

Ensiferum Still Working On New Album

Ensiferum

Finnish folk metal act Ensiferum continue to work on their next album. The band’s been locked away the last three weeks in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, working on the disc with producer Anssi Kippo. Drums, bass, and most of the guitar parts for the band’s next CD have been recorded already. At the end […]

2015 Wacken Open Air Sells Out In Record Time

In Flames

The 25th-anniversary edition of Wacken Open Air literally ended 36 hours ago — and already, the promoters have confirmed that next year’s installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Yes, the 2015 Wacken Open Air festival is already fucking sold out. Damn. You Germans love your metal. This is the tenth year in […]

God Dethroned Reuniting For Metal Cruise

God Dethroned

It’s been two years since they played their farewell performance on board 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. Now, the band’s announced its return at the 2015 installment of the metal cruise. Says frontman Henri Sattler: “In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to […]

Ensiferum To Record New LP This Fall

Ensiferum

They’re Finnish and nearly finished with writing their next LP. Yup, Ensiferum continues to fine-tune its next batch of folk metal masterpieces, as they play shows this summer. In the fall, though, they’ll get down to the business of tracking the melodic beast. The band’s sixth studio album (and Metal Blade debut) will be recorded […]

Orphaned Land In A Land Down Under

Orphaned Land

I’ll be honest, I completely forgot about this gig by the time it rolled around. I only managed to go by a complete stroke of luck — a friend of mine won a double pass, texted me saying, “Hey, wanna see Orphaned Land?” and took me. Justin, I love ya. Anyway, Voyager opening meant this […]

Ensiferum Drinking Horn Now Available

Want

Now this is merchandising I can fucking support. That shit is cooler than fuck. Hotsy totsy, people. Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have called on all “Tavern Warriors” to imbibe in style. “We are very excited to offer you an item that we have dreamed about making for a long, long time. A truly unique must-have […]

Ensiferum Sign With Metal Blade

Ensiferum

The deal was consummated during the band’s recent stint on the Paganfest USA, and now, Metal Blade is the new home of Ensiferum. “All parties are enthusiastic about new music and new possibilities,” says a press release from the label. “We are really looking forward to our co-operation with such a great and legendary label […]

Terror, Goatwhore Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

"Hey cookie, I dropped my pencil"

They might as well just release the entire lineup already. It’s not like the bill doesn’t already fucking rule. You think adding Terror’s going to get some kid to go, “Wait one hot fucking second! I wasn’t sold until this Terror announcement. Fuck it, I’ll go.” At this point, people are either going or not […]