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 […]

Two More Bands Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

Job For A Cowboy

Oh yes, folks. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival keeps growing. Like that thing in your shorts. Keep taking those vitamins, and it’ll be a full three inches…from the GROUND! Job For A Cowboy and D.R.I. were both added to this year’s Metalfest bill. Metalfest goes down at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on […]

Paganfest America 2013 With Ensiferum: Dates Released

Ensiferum

You fuckers have known for a while now that Paganfest America 2013 was going down and that it would feature Ensiferum. We also knew that the support acts for the tour would be Tyr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. Before today, we didn’t know a single date for the trek. That’s now changed.

Dillinger Escape Plan, Allegaeon Tapped For New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

Dillinger Escape Plan

Yup. One of the best metal festival’s in the U.S. of fucking A goes down each spring in Worcester, Massachusetts. The annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV revealed today that a bunch of bands have been added to the already impressive bill. Which bands? How about Allegaeon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill […]